November 21, 2018, 3:50 pm
Ben Simmons ($9,700 FD, $8,600 DK) – Simmons and the Sixers get the Pelicans tonight, who have played at a blistering pace ever since Cousins went down with his injury last year. This bodes well for Simmons who is at his most comfortable when in the open court. His all-around game and the pace should help him put up big numbers tonight.
Kemba Walker ($9,300 FD, $9,800 DK) – Kemba has been red hot to start the year, especially his last two games. The Pacers are a tough matchup but the way that Walker has been rolling I feel comfortable plugging him into my lineup.
Other good buys: Spencer Dinwiddie ($6,300 FD, $5,900 DK), Shaquille Harrison ($4,500 FD, $3,700 DK).
Jrue Holiday ($8,800 FD, $8,100 DK) – Holiday is another player who has been hot lately as he’s strung a few big games together. Holiday gets the Sixers tonight in what should be a high-scoring affair so look for another big game from him.
D’Angelo Russell ($7,400 FD, $7,200 DK) – Since Caris LeVert went down with his injury, Russell has had to shoulder most of the offensive responsibility and he has responded well by putting up big numbers in his last two outings. Tonight, Russell gets a soft matchup against the Mavericks so look for him to have another productive game.
Other good buys: Devin Booker ($7,900 FD, $8,700 DK), Klay Thompson ($6,800 FD, $6,600 DK).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,400 FD, $11,200 DK) – Giannis has been his usual self, putting up big numbers as he’s jumped to become the MVP frontrunner early on. Giannis is back home tonight where he is most comfortable and should be able to produce against the Blazers.
T.J. Warren ($7,000 FD, $6,700 DK) – Warren has been very consistent since his insertion into the starting lineup. He provides a high floor and high enough ceiling to make his current price still too cheap, especially with his cake matchup against the Bulls tonight.
Other good buys: LeBron James ($11,500 FD, $11,600 DK), Joe Ingles ($5,700 FD, $5,300 DK).
Pascal Siakam ($7,500, $6,600) – Like Warren, Siakam has become a consistent performer night in and night out, ever since his minutes became consistent. Look for Siakam to keep his bid for Most Improved Player going tonight as he gets an easy matchup against the Hawks.
Domantas Sabonis ($7,100 FD, $6,500 DK) – If Myles Turner were to miss tonight’s matchup, Sabonis would become my favorite play tonight. He has gobbled up rebounds at a high rate and even when he doesn’t get big minutes, he still produces and usually exceeds value. With Turner looking like he will be out there, Sabonis loses a little shine but should still be a high quality option.
Other good buys: Anthony Davis ($12,200 FD, $11,4000 DK), Blake Griffin ($9,200 FD, $9,500 DK).
DeAndre Jordan ($7,500 FD, $7,100 DK) – Before every roster construction I check if the Nets are playing and who the opposing center is. Jordan gets an ultra-soft matchup against the Nets tonight and he’s a nice pivot off the elite centers tonight.
Jarrett Allen ($6,800, $5,600) – Allen has put up some good numbers in his last the games and gets the Mavericks tonight. I like him at his mid-level price and his high floor which should allow him to hit value.
Other good buys: Brook Lopez ($5,600 FD, $5,300 DK).
November 13, 2019, 1:38 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield struggled to get shots to fall on Tuesday as he went 7-for-21 from the floor including 2-for-11 from deep on his way to 20 points, four rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes.
Hield did sink all four of his free throws to help offset some of the 3-point misses. His 37 minutes were his second highest amount of the season and he may be in line for some extra minutes and shots while De'Aaron Fox is out.
November 13, 2019, 1:24 amNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica double-doubled in a win over the Blazers on Tuesday, putting up 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, 12 rebounds, four assists and three triples in 36 minutes.
Bjelica can really fill up a box score when he gets a heavy workload. While the Kings are banged up in the frontcourt, Bjelica could potentially provide mid-round value as he did for much of last season, so make sure he's not a free agent in your leagues. Richaun Holmes had a good night tonight as well with 11 points, 10 rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks in 31 minutes.
November 13, 2019, 1:14 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic went off for 25 points (8-for-19 FGs, 6-for-7 FTs), 10 assists, three rebounds, four steals and three treys in 32 minutes off the bench in a 107-99 win over the Blazers on Tuesday.
Bogdanovic has a chance to thrive while De'Aaron Fox (left ankle sprain) misses time. He was already heating up before Fox went down, and now he could easily put up mid-round value while Fox and Marvin Bagley are out. Make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire.
November 13, 2019, 1:06 amCory JosephPG, Sacramento Kings
Cory Joseph had just three points on 1-of-6 shooting but added four rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and a three in 38 minutes as he started in De'Aaron Fox's place on Tuesday.
Joseph gave us the reminder that he just doesn't put up many offensive stats even when he gets a lot of minutes. He might be worth streaming for steals and assists, but he's not your typical backup point guard when it comes to replacement fantasy value.
November 13, 2019, 12:58 amAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons disappeared for the Blazers on Tuesday, making just 2-of-11 shots from the field for five points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes off the bench.
Simons has been a bit of a buzzy name lately, coming off a 20-point explosion on Sunday. He fell back to earth in this one though. We like his upside but he'll need to deliver on a consistent level before he play his way into standard-league relevance. Keep him in mind if you're in 14-team leagues or deeper.
November 13, 2019, 12:55 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (right foot sprain) returned to action on Tuesday and tallied 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes of action.
Whiteside failed to register any defensive stats, but those should follow soon enough as he gets his legs back. The point is he's back on the court and playing over 20 minutes a night so far.
November 13, 2019, 12:54 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio had another huge game in a competitive loss to the Lakers on Tuesday as he went for 21 points (8-for-17 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), 10 assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.
That makes three "20-and-10" games in the last four for Rubio, who is now ranked 28th/25th (8-cat/9-cat) this season. Devin Booker put up 23 points, nine assists, three rebounds and one block in 39 minutes as the two guards continue to thrive next to one another.
November 13, 2019, 12:51 amKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore delivered across the board in Tuesday's loss to the Kings with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, one three, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.
Rodney Hood (back spasms) was out, so Bazemore took advantage of the starting nod and gave owners that highly-coveted 1-1-1 steal-block-trey production. He's good for a low-end play but his multi-cat contributions keep him relevant in standard leagues as an end-of-bench glue guy.
November 13, 2019, 12:47 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard scored a team-high 27 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field and 13-of-14 from the line, along with four rebounds, five assists two steals, two 3s and one block in Tuesday's 99-107 loss to the Kings.
Lillard is as stable as they come and this unfortunate loss aside, the prolific scoring guard should continue to be a top-10 play for the rest of the season.
November 13, 2019, 12:45 amAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes put up shooting guard numbers on Tuesday as he hit four triples, scoring 20 points (6-for-10 FGs, 4-for-6 FTs) and adding six rebounds and three assists in a 123-115 loss to the Lakers.
Baynes has been a revelation with Deandre Ayton (suspension) out, and he's ranked 50th/36th (8-cat/9-cat) this season. He's unlikely to bring back much in a trade, so enjoy the remaining 16 games until Ayton returns. Also with a good game in the Suns frontcourt were Dario Saric with 18 points, seven boards, two dimes and four treys in 35 minutes and Frank Kaminsky with 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.