Fantasy News

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young scored 11 points in Saturday's win over the Cavs, chipping in three rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block in 35 minutes of game play.

    With both teammates Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. injured, Young is not only getting the start but also playing major minutes in their absences. He is definitely worth a look in the short-term as he is a nice source of defensive statistics while not fantasy owners in any particular area.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons flourished on Saturday with 28 points (12-of-15 shooting), 10 rebounds, eight assists and four steals in a 108-91 victory over the Lakers.

    LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant on the career scoring list, but Ben Simmons ruined his night and dominated on both ends of the court in an impressive win for a short-handed Sixers team. Simmons was already on a roll with Joel Embiid out and will be even better with Josh Richardson also sidelined. Ben Simmons owners will enjoy the next few weeks.

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris scored a team-high 29 points while shooting 10-of-20 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line to go with eight rebounds and three triples on Saturday.

    Harris is inside the top-50 on the season as an efficient scorer averaging 19.5 points per game while shooting .478 from the field and .801 from the line. He was an 86 percent free throw shooter last season and is shooting .838 the past month so he's trending up in that area too.

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle swiped five steals on Saturday and added six points, one block and two triples in 36 minutes.

    If you're rostering Thybulle, it is for defensive stats like this. Thybulle has increased value in the short-term with Josh Richardson and Joel Embiid sidelined and he's averaging 2.6 steals and 1.6 blocks in 30.8 minutes the past seven games.

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love double-doubled in Saturday's 106-118 loss to the Bulls, logging 20 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and four three-pointers.

    Love has increased his scoring output five points per game since the start of the month while also logging three double-doubles. Regardless of how the Cavs are doing in real life, Love is providing sixth-round value for fantasy owners as he continues to provide value in points, rebounds, threes, and FT percentage.

  • Cedi Osman
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman scored 18 points in Saturday's loss to the Bulls, chipping in one rebound, six assists, two steals and two three-pointers.

    Osman got underneath the skin of the Bulls defenders as he was able to slither his way around the court and instigate two technical fouls in his favor. Gamesmanship aside, Osman continues to play well and has shown a consistent knack of scoring the ball and draining threes. He is not a must-own player, but is worthy of being owned at the end of the bench in most leagues.

  • Shake Milton
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Shake Milton started on Saturday and grabbed nine rebounds to go with seven points and three assists in 25 minutes.

    Milton got the start with Josh Richardson (left hamstring strain) sidelined. He's played over 20 minutes in two straight games and had nine points with three triples on Wednesday. He can be an option in 30-team leagues while Richardson and Joel Embiid are out.

  • Dennis Schroder
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder scored a team-high 26 points on 9-of-19 shooting to go with four rebounds and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Schroder has scored 20 points in four straight games and has hit at least three triples in each of those games. Schroder is a top-80 player in total value for 9-cat leagues this season and that shouldn't change while he's the 6th man for the Thunder.

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland scored 13 points in Saturday's loss to the Bulls, adding just one steal and three turnovers.

    Garland can score and that is about it. He offers very little else, statistically, and his inefficient shooting tends to drag down most fantasy teams. Tonight's game is another indication of this void of countable statistics in his game and should be a warning to fantasy owners to stay away in all but the shallowest of leagues. He is just not worth the occasional high-scoring night.

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul double-doubled on Saturday with 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting to go with 10 assists and two steals in a 113-104 victory over the Timberwolves.

    Paul has been rejuvenated this season, playing in all 47 games for the Thunder. He's ranked 18 in per game value and 5 in total value in 9-cat leagues. The only negative for Paul is his long injury history. Owners may want to sell high if they can get a top-30 player back, but there is no doubt CP3 is cooking for a Thunder team that has now won five in a row.