November 11, 2018, 12:54 am
Saturday’s slate was packed with 10 games on the schedule so we have neatly filtered for you, the 10 most interesting lines of players owned in less than 60% of Yahoo leagues. All of these players should be considered at or near must-own territory in 12-team standard leagues.
T.J. Warren (53%)
Saturday’s Line: 37 MIN, 7-16 FG, 7-7 FT, 25 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 3 BLKS, 4 3PM, 1 TO
Over last two games the Suns starting power forward is scorching, averaging 27.0 points 3.5 triples, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals, 2.0 blocks and has made 15-of-15 free throws. We obviously don’t expect that kind of production going forward but he should be at least as good as he was last season, which was a top-75, mid-round value.
Justin Holiday (57%)
Saturday’s Line: 37 MIN, 3-8 FG, 7 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 2 BLK, 1 3PM, 1 TO
Five cash counters and has been playing big minutes all year, with at least 37 in three straight. For someone putting up fourth/fifth round value on the season, he is vastly under-owned.
Larry Nance (58%)
Saturday’s Line: 31 MIN, 1-8 FG, 0-2 FT, 2 PTS, 14 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 4 BLK, 1 TO
We’re not sure why he wasn’t already playing at least 30 mpg prior but with Kevin Love and Cedi Osman both out, Cavs now have no choice. Should provide great defensive stat production and 54.5 career field goal percentage suggests the 1-of-8 tonight is nothing to worry about.
Derrick White (26%)
Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 4-9 FG, 5-6 FT, 14 PTS, 4 REB, 8 AST, 2 STL, 1 3PM, 2 TO
His second game back and first playing starter’s minutes. Numbers in G-League last season suggest great stat set for fantasy if they can translate to the NBA. At least for this game they have. Should be picked up in all standard leagues.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (27%)
Saturday’s Line: 40 MIN, 5-13 FG, 4-4 FT, 16 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 3 BLK, 2 3PM, 2 TO
Named the starting point guard going forward and has played big minutes in two in a row with 37.7 minutes, 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 triples over those two. He is gaining confidence by the day and should be owned in all standard leagues to see where this goes.
Patrick Beverley (19%)
Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 7-11 FG, 2-2 FT, 21 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 5 3PM, 1 TO
Big line tonight as he is now returning top-60 value in 34.8 minutes per game over last three games. He seems to be back to full health and should be owned in all standard leagues if he is playing 30 minutes a night for his cash-counting stat ability.
Quinn Cook (25%)
Saturday’s Line: 30 MIN, 11-16 FG, 2-2 FT, 27 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST, 1 STL, 3 3PM, 0 TO
Cook is must-own as long as Curry is out but no one knows how long that will be. As of last update Curry said he was feeling better but we still do not know if this is a day-to-day injury or a week-to-week, otherwise Cook may be higher on this list.
Kyle Anderson (54%)
Saturday’s Line: 33 MIN, 4-8 FG, 8 PTS, 13 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 2 TO
That’s two games in a row of at least 32 minutes and there is still hope he can return mid-round value if the minutes stay up there.
Tristan Thompson (44%)
Saturday’s Line: 34 MIN, 10-14 FG, 2-4 FT, 22 PTS, 12 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 0 TO
Averaging a double-double on the season without many supporting stats, good for low-end value in standard leagues. Now that Larry Nance is starting alongside Thompson instead of backing him up, Thompson will log a few more minutes per game like he did tonight.
Collin Sexton (35%)
Saturday’s Line: 34 MIN, 8-16 FG, 2-2 FT, 20 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST, 2 3PM, 1 TO
Has started last two games with George Hill out and stock is rising along with his production. Playing 38.1 minutes over those two games and averaging 17.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 triples. Assists and steals aren’t quite what you would want from a point guard but his confidence is growing and well worth a flier in standard leagues.
Other players to consider or at least keep tabs on if everyone above is not available…
Mitchell Robinson (23%) 28 MIN, 2-3 FG, 0-2 FT, 4 PTS, 5 REB, 2 STL, 3 BLK, 1 TO
Noah Vonleh (32%) 26 MIN, 1-3 FG, 4-4 FT, 6 PTS, 8 REB, 2 ST, 1 TO
Justise Winslow (29%) 32 MIN, 4-12 FG, 8 PTS, 2 REB, 6 AST, 1 TO
Jordan Clarkson (35%) 25 MIN, 6-16 FG, 1-2 FT, 15 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST, 2 3PM, 1 TO
Frank Ntilikinda (13%) 24 MIN, 2-8 FG, 5 PTS, 1 REB, 4 AST, 4 STL, 1 3PM, 2 TO
Fred VanVleet (47%) 22 MIN, 3-7 FG, 7 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST, 1 3PM, 1 TO
Rodney Hood (25%) 29 MIN, 7-15 FG, 4-4 FT, 20 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 2 3PM, 0 TO
Bryn Forbes (13%) 30 MIN, 5-11 FG, 0-1 FT, 13 PTS, 5 REB, 3 3PM, 1 TO
Tyson Chandler (7%) 23 MIN, 1-2 FG, 1-4 FT, 3 PTS, 12 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 4 TO
Ryan Arcidiaono (2%) 30 MIN, 6-8 FG, 0-1 FT, 15 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST, 3 3PM, 1 TO
Delon Wright (3%) 24 MIN, 4-6 FG, 2-2 FT, 12 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 2 3PM, 1 TO
Kevin Knox (28%) 24 MIN, 4-11 FG, 2-2 FT, 12 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK, 0 TO
E’twaun Moore (38%) 27 MIN, 7-10 FG, 2-3 FT, 17 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 0 TO
Emmanuel Mudiay (2%) 23 MIN, 6-11 FG, 12 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 2 TO
Josh Jackson (20%) 19 MIN, 4-11 FG, 9 PTS, 5 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 2 TO
Jeff Green (5%) 34 MIN, 8-12 FG, 1-1 FT, 19 PTS, 10 REB, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 2 TO
Wesley Johnson (0%) 28 MIN, 3-4 FG, 2-2 FT, 9 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 1 3PM, 0 TO
May 21, 2019, 12:02 amDamian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard had his best game this series in Monday's 117-119 Game 4 loss to the Warriors with 28 points and 12 assists to go with four rebounds and four 3-pointers.
Lillard went 11-for-24 from the field and hit a signature logo 3-pointer, but in the end he couldn't convert on his layup or his 3-pointer in OT to keep the Blazers' season alive. He's been playing through a rib injury which explains why he's been a bit off on offense. Tonight he brought it all in an attempt to survive, but it just wasn't enough against the juggernaut Warriors.
May 21, 2019, 12:00 amCJ McCollum - G - Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum scored 26 points on 10-of-22 shooting with two rebounds, seven assists, a steal, two blocks and five 3-pointers in Monday's Game 4 against the Warriors.
McCollum has been the Blazers' most consistent threat on offense in this series, but he was unable to convert on some tough shots late in OT to keep the Blazers' season alive. He's improved upon last postseason, but this year ended the same as the Blazers were swept.
May 20, 2019, 11:59 pmMeyers Leonard - F/C - Trail Blazers
Meyers Leonard had a career-high 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and five 3-pointers in Monday’s Game 4 loss to the Warriors.
Leonard had 25 points in the first half thanks to his 5-for-6 shooting from deep and both of those numbers already set new career-highs. Thanks to his hot hand, the Warriors had to respect him out on the 3-point line which freed up space for Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum to operate on the perimeter.
May 20, 2019, 11:58 pmAl-Farouq Aminu - F - Trail Blazers
Al-Farouq Aminu scored zero points on 0-of-2 shooting with a rebound and a block in Monday's Game 4.
Aminu stunk it up again, but the Blazers didn't get much help from their bench either. Rodney Hood (40 minutes, seven points on 3-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer) and Evan Turner (six points on 3-of-4 shooting with two rebounds and a steal) didn't do much, showing that coach Stotts didn't have many options to choose from.
May 20, 2019, 11:56 pmStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry led the Warriors to a 119-117 OT Game 4 on Monday with 37 points on 11-of-25 shooting with 13 rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and seven 3-pointers.
Curry put on an off-ball clinic tonight, running circles around the Blazers to get open even though he drew consistent triple-teams. Steve Kerr wanted to end this series tonight so Curry played the entire second half including OT and the move paid off. There shouldn’t be any more noise about Curry’s ability to perform in the playoffs as he destroyed the Blazers in every coverage they threw at him. It’ll be all eyes on Curry again in the Finals as they look to three-peat.
May 20, 2019, 11:54 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green notched a 18-14-11 triple-double to go with three steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in Monday’s Game 4 win over the Blazers.
Green has proven over the past two games that he still has the ability to kick it into high gear. His defensive tenacity and anticipation might be the best in the league as he’s a one-man wrecking crew on that end of the floor. His only triple was a big one late in OT and his ability to ignite the Warriors on a big run thanks to his defense and passing were huge reasons why the Warriors swept the Blazers.
May 20, 2019, 11:52 pmJordan Bell - F - Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell started in Monday's Game 4 against the Blazers and scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with two assists and a steal.
Bell drew his first career playoff start after Damian Jones (DNP-CD) looked overwhelmed in his Game 3 start, but ceded the closing minutes to Kevon Looney (29 minutes, 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting with 14 rebounds, a steal and a block) who played the best out of all the Warriors' centers. Looney's timing and offensive rebounding have been huge for Golden State and his ability to switch on to perimeter players has also been a huge reason as to why he sees the floor more than the other bigs.
May 20, 2019, 11:52 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson struggled in Monday's Game 4 win over the Blazers with 17 points on 7-of-21 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers.
Thompson has been forced to put the ball on the floor more with the Warriors lacking playmakers and you can clearly see him out of his comfort zone. His defense was stifling tonight in crunch time as he perfectly contested both of Damian Lillard's shot attempts at the end of OT.
May 20, 2019, 11:49 pmAlfonzo McKinnie - F - Golden State Warriors
Alfonzo McKinnie started in Monday’s Game 4 win over the Blazers and scored 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting with two rebounds and a 3-pointer.
McKinnie drew the start in place of Andre Iguodala (calf strain) and had the worst plus-minus out of all the starters but came up with some big offensive rebounds in OT. He can’t space the floor any better than Shaun Livingston (22 minutes, eight points on 4-of-4 shooting with a rebound, an assist, a steal and a block) who plays much better with the Warriors’ starters so the starting job is just in name.
May 20, 2019, 9:02 pmJordan Bell - F - Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell will start at center in Monday's Game 4 for the Warriors.
Bell has played between 11 and 15 minutes in the three conference finals games, and he's unlikely to play too much more than that tonight. Look for Kevon Looney to continue to get more minutes than Bell tonight.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter