Claw through the competition with a pair of Grizzlies

Claw through the competition with a pair of Grizzlies


Claw through the competition with a pair of Grizzlies

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(Craig Mitchelldyer, USA TODAY Sports)
(Craig Mitchelldyer, USA TODAY Sports)

There are two Game 5 matchups on tap Wednesday, and with several low-priced role players enjoying big series, owners should have no trouble freeing up enough cap space to anchor lineups with the available big names. Portland Trail Blazers center LaMarcus Aldridge and point guard Damian Lillard should both be considered must-start options, along with Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez.


C Marc Gasol, Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers
$6,800 salary | 13.6% of cap

He hasn't scored fewer than 39.25 fantasy points through the first four games of this series.

F Paul Millsap, Hawks vs. Nets
$6,800 salary | 13.6% of cap

Millsap has been a force in the three games since his protective shoulder pad was removed, averaging 46.00 fantasy points.

F Nicolas Batum, Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies
$4,900 salary | 9.8% of cap

He has scored in double figures in all four games of this series after averaging just 9.4 points per game during the regular season.

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G Courtney Lee, Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers
$3,000 salary | 6.0% of cap

Lee is scorching the nets right now; he has averaged 19.0 points on 70.0% shooting in his last three games.

F Thaddeus Young, Nets vs. Hawks
$4,400 salary | 8.8% of cap

He has been rock solid in this series, averaging 29.90 fantasy points and delivering at least 27.25 in four of the five games.


C Al Horford, Hawks at Nets
$6,100 salary | 12.2% of cap

There are four centers available priced above $6,000, and Horford is the weakest of the bunch.

F Zach Randolph, Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers
$6,400 salary | 12.8% of cap

Randolph hasn't been bad, but he hasn't topped 30.00 fantasy points in any game of this series. Owners can do better for the price.

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