January 13, 2019, 1:28 am
We present to you the top trending stat-lines and waiver wire recommendations of players owned in less than 50 percent of leagues based on Saturday night’s action.
STANDARD 12-TEAM FORMATS
Kelly Oubre Jr. (49%)
Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 9-17 FG, 4-6 FT, 26 PTS, 11 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 4 3PM, 3 TO
Although not starting, Oubre is really starting to feel comfortable on the Suns. Second 26-point performance in the last three games with 22.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 1.0 blocks 2.3 triples over that stretch.
Bam Adebayo (33%)
Saturday’s Line: 38 MIN, 3-6 FG, 5-7 FT, 11 PTS, 10 REB (4 Off), 2 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 3 TO
Yes, he got more minutes tonight with Whiteside sitting but Adebayo has been a must-own standard player regardless.Has hovered around top-70-to-100 value over last two months in around only 25 minutes a night.
Josh Jackson (40%)
Saturday’s Line: 31 MIN, 6-18 FG, 2-2 FT, 15 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 2 TO
Stuffing the stat sheet with poor shooting has become his forte. 40.6 field goal percentage on the season but actually shooting 48.1 percent over last two weeks. Minutes and assists should dip a little when Booker returns.
Richaun Holmes (28%)
Saturday’s Line: 18 MIN, 6-9 FG, 2-3 FT, 14 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST, 0 TO
Continues to be a must-own player in standard leagues although continuously topping out at just under 20 minutes a game. Steals and blocks are a given and add a field goal percentage that has skyrocketed this season now that he is not shooting threes. 75.7 field goal percentage over the last six games weeks and has reached double-digit scoring in five of those six games for top-25 value over that stretch.
De’Anthony Melton (8%)
Saturday’s Line: 32 MIN, 0-7 FG, 2-2 FT, 2 PTS, 3 REB, 10 AST, 4 STL, 1 BLK, 2 TO
Off-shooting night is overlooked due to rest of his line. 8.0 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.7 blocks over last three games makes him tough to pass up on. Has recorded a steal in 10 straight games.
JaMychal Green (19%)
Saturday’s Line: 22 MIN, 8-11 FG, 7-8 FT, 24 PTS, 11 REB (5 Off), 1 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
The 22 minutes is not a great look but the good lines keep coming. He played some small forward in the fourth quarter with Kyle Anderson sidelined so that could be something to monitor. Has been a top-80 player in standard leagues over last two weeks and top-40 over last three games. Will he stay this hot?
Terrence Ross (35%)
Saturday’s Line: 31 MIN, 8-20 FG, 4-4 FT, 25 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 5 3PM, 1 TO
Ross has been letting it fly with 4.3 triples per game over last three games and played a big part in tonight’s win over the Celtics. Continue riding him as it looks like the Magic will as well.
Reggie Bullock (24%)
Saturday’s Line: 35 MIN, 6-14 FG, 17 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 5 3PM, 1 TO
At least two triples in nine straight games. Is a specialist that would boost your three-point shooting but do not expect much production in other categories. Assists have been decent with 3.3 per game over over the last week and 2.4 on the season. Field-goal percentage very low this year at 41.4 percent compared to 48.9 percent last season.
Marco Belinelli (10%)
Saturday’s Line: 22 MIN, 8-10 FG, 4-4 FT, 24 PTS, 1 AST, 4 3PM, 1 TO
With 19.0 points and 4.0 triples over last three games, he should even draw some consideration in standard leagues. Minutes in the low twenties makes it hard to sustain those averages but definitely worth a look as a specialist to bump your triples.
Davis Bertans (6%)
Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 3-9 FG, 9 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 2 BLK, 3 3PM, 2 TO
A three-point specialist with a strong field goal percentage has added value as long as Rudy Gay remains out. Can be used in standard leagues.
Shelvin Mack (2%)
Saturday’s Line: 29 MIN, 5-13 FG, 2-3 FT, 13 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST, 1 3PM, 2 TO
Was the main beneficiary with Kyle Anderson injuring his ankle. Not a great line tonight but has produced nice popcorn stat lines in past seasons so is someone to monitor if Anderson has to miss extended time.
Josh Okogie (1%)
Saturday’s Line: 42 MIN, 6-14 FG, 4-5 FT, 17 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
Will continue getting big minutes with Covington out. Has not produced fantasy worthy stat lines all year but that may change with new coach. May want to see it a couple more times before considering him in standard leagues.16.0 points and 2.5 triples over last two games. Made a three in four games in a row after not making a single one in the prior six games.
Royce O’Neale (1%)
Saturday’s Line: 37 MIN, 3-8 FG, 8 PTS, 11 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 2 BLK, 2 3PM, 0 TO
Forced into minutes with all the injuries with Donovan Mitchell shifting to the point guard, leaving O’Neale as the two. May only be temporary but strong lines in two games in a row may help him keep more minutes going forward.