November 25, 2018, 7:42 am
Here are the stat lines to take another look at from Saturday night’s action of players owned in less than 60% of Yahoo leagues.
Wesley Matthews (41%)
33 MIN, 4-12 FG, 4-4 FT, 15 PTS, 2 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK, 3 3PM, 2 TO
Returned from a 3 game absence and continued from where he left off. Has had a bounce back year with 16.1 points per game compared to 12.7 last season. Include the 0.9 steals and 2.6 triples and you’ve got a top-100 player. Mars have three games next week.
Collin Sexton (52%)
34 MIN, 14-21 FG, 29 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST, 1 3PM, 3 TO
Confidence keeps growing and has now bumped his average to 19.6 points and 1.3 triples since being named the starter eight days ago, with a 50.8 field goal percentage and 83.3 free-throw percentage. Not much production in other stats limits him to top 100-125 value. Cavs have four games next week.
Juan Hernangoemz (30%)
35 MIN, 4-12 FG, 4-4 FT, 15 PTS, 8 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 3 3PM, 1 TO
Still logging big minutes and putting up top-100 numbers since moving to the starting lineup eight games ago. In those eight, he is averaging 12.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 triples. Should continue until at least Will Barton returns. Keep in mind the Nuggets only play twice next week.
Markieff Morris (40%)
28 MIN, 6-12 FG, 1-2 FT, 15 PTS, 9 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 2 3PM, 0 TO
Got a bump with Dwight Howard out but ranked around the top-130 in per game value on the season anyway. Center eligible player that with 1.3 triples per game and a 86.5 free-throw percentage on the season. Wizards have four games next week.
Jerami Grant (57%)
31 MIN, 5-11 FG, 1-2 FT, 13 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 1 BLK, 2 3PM, 0 TO
Has no competition for minutes and 1-1-1 guys like this shouldn’t be on the wire in competitive leagues (1.1 triples, 0.8 steals, 1.0 blocks). Keep in mind the Thunder only have two games next week.
Iman Shumpert (17%)
27 MIN, 4-7 FG, 2-2 FT, 14 PTS, 5 REB, 1 STL, 4 3PM, 1 TO
Kings only play twice next week but Shumpert deserves attention with 16.3 points, 3.3 triples, 2.0 steals over last three games. He is ranked in the top-85 on the season in standard leagues and has stayed relevant even with Bogdan Bogdanovic back
Jordan Clarkson (39%)
28 MIN, 8-16 FG, 4-4 FT, 20 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 2 TO
Prior to the season the Cavs wanted Rodney Hood to be their second leading scorer behind Kevin Love but it is Jordan Clarkson that has taken that role with a career-high 15.9 points and has scored at least 19 in three straight. His other stats leave a lot to be desired but he’s a still top-150 guy and the Cavs have a four-game week coming up.
Kelly Oubre (41%)
23 MIN, 5-11 FG, 12 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST, 3 STL, 2 BLK, 2 3PM, 1 TO
Entered starting rotation three games ago but minutes remain inconsistent. Top-130 per-game value in 24.8 minutes on the year with 12.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 triples, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks. Will continue to produce late-round value for rest of season. Wizards play four games next week.
David Nwaba (3%)
38 MIN, 5-16 FG, 2-4 FT, 12 PTS, 4 REB, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 1 TO
Has started three games in a row and just played a season high in minutes. Flashed some potential with the Bulls last year and is now being given a legit chance with the Cavs. Has recorded at least one steal in eight straight games. Value drops as free-throw percentage hurts and he gets to the line a decent amount.
Dorian Finney-Smith (6%)
30 MIN, 4-11 FG, 1-3 FT, 9 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 3 TO
Cheap cash-counting stat appeal with 1.5 triples, 1.0 steals and 0.6 blocks on the season in 27.3 minutes. Should be able to maintain at least 25 with Mavs at full strength, which they rarely are.
November 11, 2019, 10:57 pmDerrick RosePG, Detroit Pistons
Derrick Rose (right hamstring tightness) started and played for 20 minutes on Monday in his return from a four-game absence, but he shot just 3-for-13 on his way to a six-point, three-rebound, five-assist, two-steal, one-block performance against the Wolves.
Prior to the injury, Rose was playing very well with Reggie Jackson out. Watch his minutes and production closely this week, as hamstring injuries don't often allow for 100 percent effectiveness too soon.
November 11, 2019, 10:51 pmLangston GallowaySG, Detroit Pistons
Langston Galloway scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four triples on Monday in a loss to the Wolves.
Galloway has been on a nice run with points and threes lately, but that's corresponded with missed time by many of the Pistons' main scorers. He's unlikely to keep it up much longer. Also hitting four 3-pointers tonight was the streaking Tony Snell, who should continue to get big minutes, but won't be as involved in the offense soon either.
November 11, 2019, 10:44 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday still can't buy a bucket from deep, going 0-for-7 from beyond the arc and hitting 6-of-21 shots from the floor en route to 18 points with nine rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and a block.
Holiday still isn't scoring the ball well, but he's giving owners everything else. He went 0-for-7 from deep and is shooting .380 on the year. There's just no way he'll continue shooting nearly 10 percent below his career average. Once those numbers rise, he should hit early-round value as he's already averaging 6.7 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.4 triples.
November 11, 2019, 10:44 pmBlake GriffinPF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left hamstring/posterior knee soreness) made his season debut on Monday and went for 19 points (6-for-12 FGs, 6-for-8 FTs), seven rebounds, six assists and 3-pointer in 24 minutes vs. the Wolves.
That's a pretty solid start coming off of his injuries for Griffin. He averaged 35 minutes per game last season, so he'll probably ramp up to something in that range before too long. He should be a safe middle-round player once he's up to speed with a ceiling not much higher due to his lack of defensive stats.
November 11, 2019, 10:43 pmJahlil OkaforC, New Orleans Pelicans
Jahlil Okafor got off the bench on Monday for 16 minutes and scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting while chipping in five rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Okafor saw some more action tonight and played as well as the Pelicans could have asked for. The Rockets abused him a bit in the pick-and-roll and Brandon Ingram (sore knee) should return soon and knock Okafor out of the rotation.
November 11, 2019, 10:43 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden had an average night scoring the ball, dropping 39 points on 13-of-25 shooting to go with four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Monday's 122-116 win over the Pelicans.
Harden has been a fantasy monster as usual this season and the talks about no load management is wonderful news for fantasy GMs. The addition of Russell Westbrook hasn't slowed Harden's scoring pace down at all and once his triples start to fall at his average rate, we might see some ridiculous box scores coming from the Beard.
November 11, 2019, 10:42 pmKenrich WilliamsPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Kenrich Williams scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting to go with 11 rebounds, two assists and two triples on Monday against the Rockets.
Williams put up some big rebounding numbers again with the Pelicans ailing, but Brandon Ingram should return soon and kill any value Williams has.
November 11, 2019, 10:42 pmJosh HartSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Josh Hart continued his strong play with 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and four triples on Monday against the Rockets.
Hart has played himself into a prominent role in the Pelicans rotation and should be started confidently in all leagues. To start the year, he's averaging 11.9 points, 2.0 3s, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals on .447 shooting. He's a bigger guard and leverages his body well to grab those extra boards.
November 11, 2019, 10:41 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
J.J. Redick was on fire beyond the arc, hitting 7-of-15 of his triples en route to 24 points while adding three assists.
Redick started and got extra run with Lonzo Ball sitting out his second consecutive game with a right adductor strain. His value is tied to 3-pointers which he gave owners tonight, but he's not reliable enough to trust on a daily basis with the Pelicans healthy.
November 11, 2019, 10:41 pmDerrick FavorsPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Derrick Favors posted a full-line on Monday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
The Pelicans are running low on bodies and Favors was the guy to mop up some of the stats left behind. There's still a possible buy-low with Brandon Ingram returning soon, but Favors is a solid big to have at the end of your bench.