• Short, sweet and straight to business, here are the (under 60% owned) players to consider adding based on Saturday’s 8-game slate.

    Derrick White (43%)
    Saturday’s Line: 27 MIN, 8-9 FG, 2-2 FT, 19 PTS, 4 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 2 TO
    White has been producing across the entire stat sheet the last two weeks for top-20 value and does it again tonight. While this type of production will not last, can he maintain top-50 value going forward? It’s worth a shot to found out.
    Recommendation: 10 Team Leagues

    Al-Farouq Aminu (56%)
    Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 3-6 FG, 7 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 0 TO
    Has been a top-100 guy all season so not sure why he is owned in only 56% of leagues.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues

    Justin Holiday (55%)
    Saturday’s Line: 21 MIN, 1-7 FG, 2 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 0 TO
    This is less of a pickup recommendation and more of a don’t drop recommendation. First game with new team was disappointing but let’s give him at least a couple more before giving up on someone that’s been a top-50 player all year. Garrett Temple and Dillon Brooks are his only real competition for minutes.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues

    Marvin Williams (52%)
    Saturday’s Line: 34 MIN, 6-15 FG, 1-2 FT, 16 PTS, 6 REB, 3 STL, 1 BLK, 3 3PM, 3 TO
    A little volatile but has value in standard leagues with near-top-100 value on the season, averaging 1.9 triples, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks. 3.5 Cash counting stats per game is not bad at all.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Wesley Matthews (38%)
    Saturday’s line: 24 MIN, 7-11 FG, 18 PTS, 2 REB, 4 3PM, 0 TO
    Top-140 value on the season with 14.0 points, 2.4 triples and 0.9 steals. Should be rostered in higher percentage of leagues.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Bismack Biyombo (6%)
    Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 7-10 FG, 2-3 FT, 16 PTS, 12 REB, 2 STL, 2 BLK, 2 TO
    Jumped over Willy for the starting job tonight and for all we know, it might stick for the next 4-6 weeks. Should be picked up just in case and although he won’t produce like tonight every game, he has had runs of similar stat-lines in the past.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Danny Green (48%)
    Saturday’s Line: 41 MIN, 5-7 FG, 12 PTS, 9 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK 2 3PM, 2 TO
    A reliable top-100 guy for most of the season, Green has been ice cold for the last two weeks and may have been dropped in many leagues. Maybe tonight’s game helps him get back on track.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Bryn Forbes (34%)
    Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 2-7 FG, 2-2 FT, 7 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
    Forbes failed to hit two triples for the first time in the last 10 games but has been a fairly consistent top-100 value over the last three weeks and with his minutes safe, is way under-owned at 34%. Is somewhat of a three-point specialist but strong percentages to go along.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    Austin Rivers (14%)
    Saturday’s Line: 42 MIN, 8-15 FG, 21 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST, 5 3PM, 1 TO
    Has played big minutes (38.1) since joining the Rockets six games games ago and has been nothing more than three-point specialist in that span with 2.8 per game. Huge minutes won’t be there all season as Eric Gordon and Chris Paul should eventually return.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues

    JaMychal Green (17%)
    Saturday’s Line: 29 MIN, 2-8 FG, 3-3 FT, 8 PTS, 10 REB, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 4 TO
    Green disappointed with ample opportunity last year but is now surprisingly a better fantasy asset in 5 less minutes per game. Has been a top-150 guy this year with so-so lines like tonight.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Willy Hernangomez (21%)
    Saturday’s Line: 16 MIN, 3-7 FG, 4-4 FT, 10 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST, 0 TO
    Was an obvious pickup with Cody Zeller missing the next 4-6 weeks but the coach still refuses to give him minutes. Still worth a flier with the hope for a potential breakout game.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Jae Crowder (41%)
    Saturday’s Line: 26 MIN, 1-8 FG, 2-3 FT, 4 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL, 1 TO
    Very pedestrian line tonight but still maintaining top-150 value in standard leagues thanks to his 2.1 triples per game and random outbursts like the 30 he put up against the Raptors two games ago.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Reggie Bullock (18%)
    Saturday’s Line: 39 MIN, 7-14 FG, 19 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 5 3PM, 2 TO
    Got 39 minutes even with all the other wings healthy. Has been a very reliable three-point shooter but sadly that’s really all he is good for in fantasy. At 2.4 triples on the season and 3.3 over last four games, he should be considered.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    T.J. McConnell (7%)
    Saturday’s Line: 29 MIN, 2-5 FG, 2-4 FT, 6 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST, 3 STL, 1 TO
    Poor line salvaged by three steals. Deserves consideration with over 25 mpg in each of the last four with 2.5 steals and a 60.0 FG% for near top-100 value.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Fred Van Vleet (54%)
    Saturday’s Line: 35 MIN, 6-12 FG, 4-4 FT, 21 PTS, 5 REB, 8 AST, 1 BLK, 5 3PM, 0 TO
    Finally has the big line everyone was waiting for while starting but Lowry should be able to return next game. Nonetheless, VanVleet should retain a 25-30 minute per game role for top-150 value and tonight’s game may be the turning point of a somewhat disappointing season.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Alec Burks (10%)
    Saturday’s Line: 36 MIN, 2-9 FG, 2-2 FT, 8 PTS, 3 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    Has held top-150 value over last two weeks but just not a very exciting option.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Kevon Looney (6%)
    Saturday’s Line: 24 MIN, 2-2 FG, 1-1 FT, 5 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST, 2 BLK, 0 TO
    Should hover around top-150 per-game value until DeMarcus Cousins’ debut.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues

    Collin Sexton (49%)
    Saturday’s Line: 31 MIN, 5-12 FG 3-4 FT, 15 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 2 3PM, 3 TO
    Has been decent in scoring all season without much in the other categories. The 2.3 triples per game over last three is encouraging and maybe he keeps it up.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues

    Cedi Osman (23%)
    Saturday’s Line: 33 MIN, 5-12 FG, 1-1 FT, 13 PTS, 1 REB, 5 AST, 3 STL, 2 3PM, 3 TO
    Too inconsistent to warrant anything other than a spot start in standard leagues but at least you know the minutes are there.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues

Fantasy News

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden, coming off 57 & 58-point games, scored a mere 48 points on 14-of-30 shooting (8-of-19 3PTs, 12-of-15 FTs) with eight rebounds, six assists, four steals and one block in Saturday's 138-134 overtime win against the Lakers.

    Harden has actually moved into the No. 2 slot in 9-cat leagues this season despite a ridiculous 5.6 turnovers per game, more than double most of the players in the top-12. He's running away with 8-cat leagues as this historic run continues.

  • Austin Rivers - G - Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers started and scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting (1-of-6 from deep) with five rebounds, five assists and one block over 46 minutes in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Don't look now but Rivers has been a healthy late-round value since arriving in Houston, aided of course by the fact they absolutely need him on the floor. He's standing and watching James Harden just like everybody else, but he's worth a look if you need a late-round guard.

  • PJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker scored nine points on 4-of-12 shooting (including a three) with nine rebounds, two assists, five steals and one block over 42 minutes in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Tucker is going to be a must-own player for the foreseeable future.

  • James Ennis III - F - Houston Rockets

    James Ennis started and scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds and one block over 27 minutes in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Ennis could scrape his way to some fantasy value on a banged up Rockets squad but owners can watch this action from the wire for the most part.

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (knee soreness) started and scored 30 points on 7-of-16 shooting (5-of-10 3PTs, 11-of-12 FTs) with five rebounds and four assists over 32 minutes in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Gordon probably geared up for national TV and he's an easy late-round guy if he's hitting his shots, but that hasn't been the case this year. A bounce-back could have a top-100 impact but knee issues don't make us want to bet our house on it or anything.

  • Gary Clark - F - Houston Rockets

    Gary Clark scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting (all threes) with two rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench on Saturday against the Lakers.

    Clark hasn't been able to do anything at all with the wide open lane he has in Houston and there is no fantasy value here.

  • James Nunnally - F - Houston Rockets

    Newly acquired James Nunnally missed all five of his field goal attempts and did not record another stat in his 13 minutes of action on Saturday against the Lakers.

    Ouch. This isn't great as the Rockets try to see if they can deal Carmelo Anthony so they don't have to waive Nunnally due to the Kenneth Faried acquisition. After a night like this they may decide it's not worth the headache, though Nunnally took some convincing to come from overseas and play.

  • Gerald Green - G/F - Houston Rockets

    Gerald Green scored 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes off the bench in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Green can easily have a stretch here with 2-3 treys per game or more while the Rockets are searching for healthy bodies. If that can help you out, give him a look.

  • Brandon Ingram - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    Brandon Ingram scored 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting (1-of-2 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, four assists and six turnovers in Saturday's overtime loss to the depleted Rockets.

    If you can get anything in a deal for Ingram right now in a standard league you take it, since he really shouldn't be owned in the first place. Both Ingram and Kyle Kuzma (32 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, four threes, 12-of-19 FGs) are sell-high guys with LeBron and Rajon Rondo coming back anytime.

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting (0-for-7 from deep) with four rebounds and two steals over 40 minutes in Saturday's overtime loss to the Rockets.

    Sure, he had stuff to do in a game trying to defend James Harden, but with LeBron and Rajon Rondo coming back the short-term value is probably over for KCP, though Lonzo Ball did injure an ankle in this one. Outside of pretty deep formats owners can easily move on.