Lob City's Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan will bite into Nuggets

Lob City's Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan will bite into Nuggets

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Lob City's Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan will bite into Nuggets

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(Kelvin Kuo, USA TODAY Sports)
(Kelvin Kuo, USA TODAY Sports)

The center pool has six or seven others players worth starting. The Brooklyn' Nets' Brook Lopez is one of the hottest, averaging 45.9 FantasyScore points over his last 10 games.

With 10 games tipping off Saturday, there are a ton of options. You're probably best served to use one of your three flex spots on an extra big man.

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Featured studs

F Blake Griffin and C DeAndre Jordan, Clippers at Nuggets
$8,800 salary | 17.6% of cap
$8,400 salary | 16.8% of cap

Over the last three games, Griffin has made it look easy with outputs of 42.3, 69 and 46.8 fantasy points. That trend is likely to continue against the hapless Nuggets, who have been abysmal against bigs all season. Griffin has terrorized Denver in two matchups while averaging 23.0 points, 10.5 boards and 6.5 assists. Saturday could bring another banner performance.

Jordan, meanwhile, has posted 35-plus points on FantasyScore eight times in 10 games and should carve out his own piece of dominant production.

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Start

G Reggie Jackson, Pistons vs. Heat
$6,500 salary | 13.0% of cap

Jackson has a promising night ahead of him with Miami banged up. He has posted 30 fantasy points or more in nine of the last 10. Eight of those went for north of 37. He's at a price that pegs him near the top tiers, and he is outperforming more expensive pieces most nights.

C Bismack Biyombo, Hornets vs. 76ers
$3,800 salary | 7.6% of cap

With Al Jefferson (knee) questionable the rest of the regular season, Biyombo has an open lane. He posted 26.3 and 27.5 fantasy points in each of the last two games while averaging just 23 minutes. If he nears 30, he could post north of that on FantasyScore. Philly is also near the bottom of the league at defending the five over the last 10 games. Even with the abundance of ripe options at center, here's a fine cheap complement.

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G Ishmael Smith, 76ers at Hornets
$5,000 salary | 10.0% of cap

The Sixers believe they have found something in Smith, and he has given them reason to believe it's not rubbish. Smith has averaged 29.3 fantasy points over the last month, and he posted 27 fantasy points seven times in 10 games. The Hornets are in the bottom half of the league at defending the point the last 10. Sometimes you can be hesitant to pay for a midrange player that's a little unknown. He's making himself known in fantasy one game at a time.

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Bench

G Ty Lawson, Nuggets vs. Clippers
$6,400 salary | 12.8% of cap

Lawson has struggled much of the second half of the season. He has mixed in four games of 37 fantasy points or more in the last nine, but the other five accounted for 26 or fewer. Three of the games were in the teens. The Clippers have suffocated points guards all season, and Lawson is a big red flag Saturday.

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