Fantasy News

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving played 34 minutes and shot just 5-of-17 on his way to 11 points in a 115-96 blowout loss to the Spurs on Sunday.

    He did dish out 12 dimes and add two steals and one block to the box score. Whether the Celtics win or lose, Irving is a top-10 fantasy option and should hover around that value throughout the final stretch of the regular season. However, owners should be concerned about the statement that he will sit out some regular season games to rest for the playoffs.

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Gordon Hayward (concussion) returned from a three-game absence in Sunday's loss to the Spurs and put up 13 points and 10 rebounds on 4-of-11 shooting.

    He played 34 minutes in a start for Jayson Tatum and added three assists to the stat sheet. Hayward has been disappointing this season for owners who took a chance on him during their drafts. He is outside the top-140 in value and will likely have a weak finish to the season. If there is someone on the wire that could provide better value in the short-term, it would be reasonable to let Hayward go.

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes (left ankle sprain) returned from injury on Sunday and put up nine points and eight rebounds in a start for Al Horford (knee).

    Baynes started, but he was held to a 20 minute limit and ended up playing 21 minutes in this one. Daniel Theis was his backup for this matchup and had 11 points and seven rebounds on 5-of-8 shooting. Both guys can be left on the wire.

  • Greg Monroe - C - Boston Celtics

    Greg Monroe made his debut for the Celtics in a loss to the Spurs on Sunday as he had four points and two rebounds in three minutes of action.

    He only came in this game due to garbage time since the Celtics were getting blown out. He can be left on the wire.

  • Jakob Poeltl - C - San Antonio Spurs

    Jakob Poeltl put up six points and 10 rebounds on 3-of-6 shooting with two blocks in a win over the Celtics on Sunday.

    Poeltl has provided solid middle-round value over the past month and should hover around the top-100 for the final stretch of the season. Davis Bertans played well off the bench as he had nine points and six rebounds on three 3-pointers. Bertans is more of a deep-league shooting specialist.

  • DeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan double-doubled on Sunday against the Celtics as he had 16 points and 11 assists on 8-of-18 shooting.

    The only other contribution to his stat line was two blocks. DeRozan is a key reason as to why the Spurs are in the playoffs in the Western Conference and have a chance for a top-4 seed. Patty Mills chipped in 12 points and four assists in 22 minutes.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge lit the Celtics up for 48 points and 13 rebounds on 20-of-31 shooting in a 115-96 victory on Sunday.

    He added six assists, made one triple and shot 7-of-8 from the line. Despite a slow start to the season, Aldridge has still maintained top-25 value in 9-cat formats. He is a top-15 option over the past two months, so he should be considered in that range for the fantasy playoffs and is definitely one of the most reliable big man options.

  • Elfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Elfrid Payton might be hitting a cold spell after his five-game triple-double streak as he had just four points, four rebounds, eight assists and five turnovers in a loss to the Rockets on Sunday.

    He shot just 2-of-8 from the field and added one steal in 31 minutes of action. Payton is a late-round value and can be labeled as an assists and steals specialist. Julius Randle also had a rough game as he had 15 points and three rebounds on 6-of-13 shooting.

  • Clint Capela - C - Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela pulled down an impressive 17 boards in 24 minutes on Sunday.

    Capela added eight points and an assist in the easy win. Capela’s value is going to be solid going down the stretch with the Rockets red-hot.

  • Stanley Johnson - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Stanley Johnson put up 13 points with five rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting in 23 minutes in a blowout loss to the Rockets on Sunday.

    Johnson is a project that did not work out well for the Pistons and it seems as though he will not work out for the Pelicans either. This was nothing more than a fluke performance and he can be left on the wire in all formats.