• There was a lot of action on Saturday with nine games to cover. Here are your top recommendations of players owned in less than 60% of Yahoo! leagues from those nine games.

    10 Team Leagues – Top Priorities

    Tomas Satoransky (39%)
    Saturday’s Line: 33 MIN, 6-11 FG, 4-6 FT, 20 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST, 4 3PM, 1 TO
    With John Wall out for the season, Satoransky should be able to provide mid-round value on most nights like he did in this one.

    Mikal Birdges (22%)
    Saturday’s Line: 39 MIN, 5-8 FG, 2-2 FT, 17 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 5 3PM, 2 TO
    Looking more and more like the real deal with 2.3 triples, 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocks over last three games for top-20 value. At least one steal in nine straight with at least one block in five straight.

    10-12 Team Leagues – Shouldn’t be left on the wire in standard leagues

    Austin Rivers (7%)
    Saturday’s Line: 37 MIN, 4-12 FG, 0-2 FT, 10 PTS, 5 REB, 7 AST, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    Line could have looked really good if a few more shots fell in. Has played over 30 minutes in all three games as a Rocket. Could be relied upon even more going forward with Eric Gordon getting an MRI.

    Noah Vonleh (54%)
    Saturday’s Line: 24 MIN, 3-5 FG, 5-6 FT, 13 PTS, 9 REB, 3 STL, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    The only Knick big that has been getting constant minutes since beginning of year. Has returned top-100 value and has actually been a top-20 over last three games.

    Marcus Smart (37%)
    Saturday’s Line: 28 MIN, 3-7 FG, 1-1 FT, 8 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST, 4 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
    Not his best line but 4 steals and should be a top-100 play with upside for more as long as he remains the starter.

    Al-Farouq Aminu (53%)
    Saturday’s Line: 27 MIN, 3-8 FG, 2-2 FT, 9 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 0 TO
    Streaky player but minutes are safe and top-115 value on the season.

    12 Team Leagues – More likely to be available and deserve a long look

    Derrick White (13%)
    Saturday’s Line: 29 MIN, 4-6 FG, 3-3 FT, 12 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL, 1 3PM, 0 TO
    Has brought the defensive stats with 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks over last seven games for top-70 value in standard leagues.

    DeMarre Carroll (6%)
    Saturday’s Line: 35 MIN, 6-12 FG, 2-3 FT, 18 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST, 4 3PM, 1 TO
    No word yet on Hollis-Jefferson’s injury but it could potentially open the door for consistent 30+ minutes a night for Carroll for a few weeks.

    Luke Kornet (9%)
    Saturday’s Line: 29 MIN, 5-11 FG, 14 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 4 3PM, 2 TO
    4.7 triples over last three games and may continue starting for a few more as Fizdale wants to see what he has. Doesn’t help that Knicks got blown out so bad.

    Thomas Bryant (29%)
    Saturday’s Line: 36 MIN, 9-13 FG, 3-3 FT, 21 PTS, 10 REB, 3 AST, 1 BLK, 0 TO
    Will continue to get strong minutes with Markieff Morris out and is starting to be a lot more consistent with top-55 value over last eight games.with a 71.7 field goal percentages and 81.0 free-throw percentage.

    Jeff Green (25%)
    Saturday’s Line: 38 MIN, 5-13 FG, 2-2 FT, 13 PTS, 7 REB, 7 AST, 2 STL, 3 BLK, 1 3PM, 1 TO
    Has been playing big minutes with Otto Porter and Markieff Morris on the shelf but has been a top-125 value on the season in standard leagues nonetheless.

    Marvin Williams (52%)
    Saturday’s Line: 36 MIN, 7-14 FG, 17 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 3 3PM, 1 TO
    Top-110 value on the season but has been a top-60 over the last two weeks as minutes have trended up.

    12-14 Team Leagues – less exciting options that are close to the tier above

    Moe Harkless (6%)
    Saturday’s Line: 37 MIN, 3-8 FG, 1-2 FT, 7 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST, 3 STL, 2 BLK, 0 TO
    30+ minutes in two straight with 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks over that span. One game away from being in higher tier of recommendations.

    Bryn Forbes (22%)
    Saturday’s Line: 33 MIN, 4-8 FG, 10 PTS, 2 REB, 7 AST, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    Doesn’t fill up the box score but has been consistent with scoring and three-point shooting Assists have been trending up as well. Top-100 proaction over last two weeks.

    DeAndre’ Bembry (9%)
    Saturday’s Line: 29 MIN, 4-12 FG, 2-4 FT, 11 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 2 BLK, 1 3PM, 1 TO
    Could see minutes in the 30’s in the near team to boost your defensive stats with Bazemore getting hurt and Prince expected to miss a few more games.

    Cody Zeller (28%)
    Saturday’s Line: 24 MIN, 3-6 FG, 2-2 FT, 8 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 6 TO
    Maintaining the pace for top-110 value on the season mostly thanks to his strong percentages. Turnovers tonight was uncharacteristic.

    P.J. Tucker (42%)
    Saturday’s Line: 35 MIN, 1-9 FG, 2-2 FG, 5 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST, 3 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 0 TO
    Keeps trucking along with top-125 value on the year. No threat to his minutes.

    Juan Hernangomez (37%)
    Saturday’s Line: 35 MIN, 3-3 FG, 2-2 FT, 10 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 2 3PM, 2 TO
    Has played too well to be forgotten after Barton and Harris return.

    Emmanuel Mudiay (57%)
    Saturday’s Line: 24 MIN, 6-11 FG, 13 PTS, 5 AST, 1 3PM, 0 TO
    A decent line minus the defensive stats has been the norm for Mudiay.

    Alec Burks (9%)
    Saturday’s Line: 40 MIN, 7-14 FG, 2-2 FT, 17 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST, 2 STL, 1 3PM, 2 TO
    Top-125 value over last four games and minutes should stay consistent with lack of depth (and offensive threats) on team.

    Cedi Osman (23%)
    Saturday’s Line: 36 MIN, 8-12 FG, 4-6 FT, 22 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST, 2 3PM, 3 TO
    Forced into big minutes on a team without a lot of depth. Inconsistent shooting and lack of defensive stats make Osman tough to own in standard leagues.

    Malik Beasley (11%)
    Saturday’s Line: `29 MIN, 5-12 FG, 15 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL, 5 3PM, 2 TO
    Is hot over last three with 19.3 points and 3.7 triples but is only a temporary add with Gary Harris and Will Barton due back soon.

    E’Twaun Mooore (28%)
    Saturday’s Line: 37 MIN, 9-19 FG, 21 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST, 2 BLK, 3 3PM, 1 TO
    Got the start tonight and responded in a big way. inconsistent but should hover around 150-to-170-value even as a sixth man. qq

    14 Team Leagues

    Rodions Kurucs (30%)
    Saturday’s Line: 22 MIN, 0-5 FG, 2-2 FT, 2 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST, 3 TO
    Huge momentum has drastically hasted with Kurucs’ last two lines but he flashed great potential in the three games prior to that and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s injury could help him maintain consistent minutes in the near team.

    Dante Exum (3%)
    Saturday’s Line: 26 MIN, 6-11 FG 1-1 FT, 13 PTS, 13 AST, 1 TO
    Has been playing well lately and Ricky Rubio might need to miss a couple of more games.

    Kevon Looney (6%)
    Saturday’s Line: 25 MIN, 5-6 FG, 1-2 FT, 12 PTS, 5 REB, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
    Has not played as well as one would hope with the extra minutes this season but should be a good source for field goal percentage and blocks until Cousins returns. Has hit double digits in scoring in three of last four games. The three-pointer was his fist of the season.

    14-16 Team Leagues

    Kyle Korver (6%)
    Saturday’s Line: 22 MIN, 5-10 FG, 15 PTS, 1 AST, 1 STL, 5 3PM, 1 TO
    Can be used as a deep league three-point specialist with 3.0 per game over his last three.

    Danuel House (1%)
    Saturday’s Line: 32 MIN, 5-8 FG, 2-4 FT, 15 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 3 3PM, 0 TO
    Doing just enough to average top-160 value over last two weeks. Eric Gordon expected to get MRI.

    Tim Frazier (6%)
    Saturday’s Line: 21 MIN, 3-7 FG, 7 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
    Decent popcorn stats with 20+ minutes in last four. Temporary with Elfrid Payton due back soon

    16+ Team Leagues – just to give these guys a mention for their strong lines

    Kenneth Faried (1%)
    Saturday’s Line: 27 MIN, 8-14 FG, 5-7 FT, 21 PTS, 10 REB, 1 BLK, 1 TO
    Coach talked up Faried, saying he needs to do a better job of getting him into games. Ed Davis getting a rest day made that easier. Hollis-Jefferson injury may have opened the door for a 15 minute per game role.

    Shabazz Napier (0%)
    Saturday’s Line: 33 MIN, 9-15 FG, 10-12 FT, 32 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST, 1 STL, 4 3PM, 1 TO
    Deserves props for this line but was mostly due to D’Angelo Russell getting a rest day and that the game was a blow out. Allen Crabbe is expected back next game so Napier could easily drop back into irrelevancy next game.

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