• Here are the top recommendations from Saturday’s eight game slate of players owned in less than 60% of Yahoo! leagues.

    Dwight Powell (59%)
    Saturday: 29 MIN, 8-10 FG, 0-1 FT, 16 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK, 1 TO
    Has been rolling with top-30 value over last three weeks so make sure he’s not still somehow available in your league.
    Recommendation: 8-10 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Marcus Morris (57%)
    Saturday: 33 MIN, 6-14 FG, 5-6 FT, 19 PTS, 11 REB, 1 STL, 2 BLK, 2 3PM, 3 TO
    Started the season smoking hot and may be heating up again with 20.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in last two. Gordon Hayward was only able to play one minute with a strained neck and it’s possible he misses more time.
    Recommendation: 10 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Marcus Smart (47%)
    Saturday: 34 MIN, 5-9 FG, 4-4 FT, 16 PTS, 1 REB, 9 AST, 5 STL, 1 BLK, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    Should be rostered for his steals alone but he has drained a triple in 10 straight and made over half of his shots over the last four games. Ignoring field goal percentage, he is easily a top-50 player on the season.
    Recommendation: 10 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Jalen Brunson (44%)
    Saturday: 26 MIN, 6-10 FG, 2-2 FT, 16 PTS, 2 REB, 7 AST, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    The 26 minutes are the first time he’s played less than 30 in the last six games but has been absolutely rolling in recent weeks and the Mavs seem committed to giving him run for the rest of the season.
    Recommendation: 10 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Jakob Poeltl (22%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 4-7 FG, 8 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST, 5 BLK, 1 TO
    Since being named the starting center is averaging 7.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.4 block with 71.4 field goal percentage in 26.5 minutes per games over his last seven games.That’s good enough for top-30 value in standard leagues and he should be given serious consideration.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Cedi Osman (50%)
    Saturday: 37 MIN, 8-16 FG, 22 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST, 6 3PM, 0 TO
    Could hurt your field goal percentage and doesn’t produce many defensive stats but has been producing everywhere else for several weeks now. Extra hot over last four with 16.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 3.0 triples.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Collin Sexton (56%)
    Saturday: 38 MIN, 10-17 FG, 4-5 FT, 28 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST, 4 3PM, 0 TO
    26.4 points, 3.4 triples, 3.8 assists over last five games. Doesn’t do much in other categories but someone shooting this well can’t be left on the wire.
    Recommendation: 10-12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Mikal Bridges (28%)
    Saturday: 40 MIN, 4-9 FG, 3-3 FT, 12 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO
    Same as Marcus Smart, should be rostered for steals alone, but without the production in other categories.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Thomas Bryant (23%)
    Saturday: 20 MIN, 1-5 FG, 8-8 FT, 10 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK, 0 TO
    Hot and cold all season, finding it difficult to be consistent with minutes in the teens on most nights. Blocks have been consistent however and over last three games has 12.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 1.7 blocks.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Maxi Kleber (8%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 5-11 FG, 5-5 FT, 18 PTS, 12 REB, 1 AST, 3 3PM, 0 TO
    That’s three double-doubles in the last four games. Has the stat-set to make a real difference in fantasy but could put up a dud just as easily.
    Recommendation: 12 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Avery Bradley (34%)
    Saturday: 34 MIN, 9-17 FG, 21 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST, 3 3PM, 2 TO
    In the previous nine games he flopped twice, but in the other seven his lines were pretty similar to tonight’s. Has been an afterthought in fantasy since his days with the Celtics days so he may not even be on the radar, but he should be.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Wesley Matthews (34%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 2-5 FG, 1-2 FT, 7 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST, 1 BLK, 2 3PM, 2 TO
    Has not been shooting the ball well but is a cheap source for low-end production in the other categories and the Pacers have been giving him all the minutes he can handle.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Jaylen Brown (56%)
    Saturday: 26 MIN, 8-14 FG, 4-6 FT, 23 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 3 3PM, 0 TO
    Has been rolling last three games with at least 22 points and three triples in each. Lack of production in other categories limits his value but he does average a steal per game and doesn’t turn the ball over much. Gordon Hayward only played one minute with a neck strain so Brown should see a minute increase if Hayward misses any time.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Josh Jackson (26%)
    Saturday: 33 MIN, 6-11 FG, 5-6 FT, 19 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 2 BLK, 2 3PM, 4 TO
    Strong line but inconsistency has plagued him all season. Difficult to trust but can produce in every category when he gets it going.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Jeff Green (32%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 6-9 FG, 15 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST, 3 3PM, 1 TO
    Provides points, triples and good percentages but not much in other categories. Has been on and off the waiver wire all season as a serviceable spot-starter. Should be more of the same to end the season.
    Recommendation: 12-14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Joakim Noah (23%)
    Saturday: 26 MIN, 6-8 FG, 3-4 FT, 15 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK, 2 TO
    Played over 20 minutes in five straight games with 10.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists over that span. He has been great over the last month but there is risk he doesn’t keep this up at this stage of his career and he may get some rest days thrown in.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Check Diallo (15%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 4-7 FG, 2-2 FT, 10 PTS, 10 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 0 TO
    Produces when he gets the minutes and played over 20 tonight for the first time in the last five games. Difficult to trust that the Pelicans will give him consistent minutes but might be worth a flier.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Jordan Clarkson (59%)
    Saturday: 30 MIN, 6-12 FG, 4-4 FT, 17 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 1 3PM, 2 TO
    Consistently providing points and triples without much else.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Darius Miller (3%)
    Saturday: 33 MIN, 6-10 FG, 0-2 FT, 16 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 4 3PM, 2 TO
    11.8 points, 3.0 triples, 4.0 assists over last four games while paying 30.4 minutes. Could be a decent three-point specialist to finish the season.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Patty Mills (12%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 3-9 FG, 4-4 FT, 12 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    Much of the same of what he has done all season which is a couple triples with low turnovers.
    Recommendation: 14 Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Bryn Forbes (11%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 4-9 FG, 1-1 FT, 11 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 0 TO
    See Patty Mills.
    Recommendation: 14 team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Dorian Finney-Smith (3%)
    Saturday: 35 MIN, 5-10 FG, 14 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST, 1 BLK, 4 3PM, 1 TO
    Luka Doncic may be back next game but if not, Smith could provide some low-end standard league value.
    Recommendation: 14-Team Leagues (4 games next week)

    Frank Jackson (11%)
    Saturday: 35 MIN, 4-13 FG, 3-4 FT, 14 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST, 3 3PM, 2 TO
    Has scored double figures in six straight but will not help you much in other categories.
    Recommendation: 16+ Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Chandler Parsons (0%)
    Saturday: 23 MIN, 6-10 FG, 2-3 FT, 16 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 0 TO
    This is the first signs of life Chandler has shown all season so we’d surely like to see it a few more times.
    Recommendation: 16+ Team Leagues (3 games next week)

    Ante Zizic (7%)
    Saturday: 31 MIN, 4-5 FG, 3-3 FT, 11 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 2 TO
    Continues to get minutes as Larry Nance and Tristan Thompson remain out. 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds in 30.5 minutes over last four but doesn’t do anything in other categories so don’t get too excited.
    Recommendation: 16+ Team Leagues (4 game next week)

Fantasy News

  • DeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors

    DeMarcus Cousins returned to action in Thursday's 112-89 clobbering of the Pacers with 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

    Cousins missed the previous two games with an ankle and foot injury, but returned and played 26 solid minutes tonight. He went 8-for-12 from the floor and missed his only 3-point attempt, but the Warriors loved having him back out there tonight and he should be inserted into all lineups moving forward.

  • Stephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry scored 15 points on 5-of-15 shooting while adding four rebounds, seven assists, a steal and five 3-pointers against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Cury went 5-for-15 from the floor and scored all of his points from deep. He was gunning it a bit tonight and had a signature turnaround 3-pointer, but he's actually been in a bit of a shooting slump lately. Over his past seven games, he's averaging 24.0 points, 5.0 3s, 5.6 boards, 5.7 assists and 1.9 steals on .400 shooting. Everything looks clean here except the efficiency, which is sure to shoot up soon.

  • Klay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors

    Klay Thompson scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting while adding eight rebounds, four assists and a triple-one against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Thompson was cold from deep tonight, hitting only 1-of-6 from beyond the arc, but the uptick in assists is nice. The Warriors move the ball a lot when DeMarcus Cousins plays and it's lead to a healthy amount of assists being spread for each starter.

  • Kevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevin Durant scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting while chipping in three boards, six dimes, a triple, a steal and three blocks against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Durant hasn't had an eye-popping line in a while, but he's been consistently delivering mid-round lines in the games he plays. The Warriors haven't rested any of their starters in their five-game week, but it would be unusual for coach Kerr not to. If Durant sits one game, he should be able to produce big numbers in the game he doesn't.

  • Draymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting while adding seven rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer on Thursday.

    Green's lack of defensive numbers is a bit odd, but he got it done everywhere else in 29 minutes of action. The Warriors made quick work of the Pacers so there was no need for Green to play much.

  • Domantas Sabonis - F - Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis scored five points on 2-of-9 shooting while corralling 12 boards and handing out three assists on Thursday.

    Sabonis did his usual work on the glass and turned up with zero defensive stats and 2-for-9 shooting from the floor. We'd be a little harder on him, but no one on the Pacers really did much today so tonight's line was relatively solid.

  • Tyreke Evans - G - Indiana Pacers

    Tyreke Evans scored 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting to go with five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Thursday's game against the Warriors.

    Evans played 29 minutes tonight which is partly due to Darren Collison (right quad contusion) sitting and the fact that the Pacers' starting unit was dry on offense. He's till too volatile to trust in standard leagues.

  • Cory Joseph - G - Indiana Pacers

    Cory Joseph scored two points on 1-of-7 shooting while adding two rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block.

    Joseph didn't get anything going on offense, but none of the Pacers' starters outside of Thaddeus Young could. The key stats to look at here are the steals and dimes. If Collison misses more time, Joseph is a low-end streamer for dimes and swipes.

  • Myles Turner - F/C - Indiana Pacers

    Myles Turner scored four points on 2-of-10 shooting while adding six rebounds on Thursday.

    Turner didn't block a shot and went 2-for-10 from the field and scoreless from deep. It wasn't an ideal matchup as he had to face either Draymond Green or DeMarcus Cousins all night so we'll give him a pass and the fact that he blocked five shots yesterday makes up for tonight.

  • Thaddeus Young - F - Indiana Pacers

    Thaddeus Young scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting while adding seven rebounds, an assist, two steals, a block and two triples on Thursday.

    His line tonight was much better than his two-point outing against the Clippers and we're extra grateful for him delivering in what was a disaster of a night for the Pacers. He was the only starter to score in double-figures with ugly lines across the board.