Buy Low

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross' shot was off the mark on Saturday, goling 2-for-11 from the field for just six points, three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Ross is in a bit of a slump at the moment, something he's done on and off every season. He's scored in double figures only twice over his last five games, making him a nice buy-low target as we expect a regression to the mean down the road.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander could not buy a bucket in Friday's 111-107 win over the Suns, making just 5-of-16 shots from the field for 12 points, nine rebounds, four dimes and one block in 34 minutes.

    SGA is on a mini-slump right now with Thursday's game vs. the Kings' crappy defense being his only one shooting above 45 percent from the field over his last five. He's still oozing with breakout potential, so send out those buy-low offers now while you still can.

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul was in solid form on Friday, providing the Thunder with a double-double performance, highlighted by 20 points (7-of-16 shooting), six rebounds, 10 assists, two 3s and three steals.

    CP3 is a top-20 player in 9-cat as things stand right now. Fears of a trade by the Thunder, should allow you to buy-low on him as he will land on a very high floor regardless of which jersey is on his back by season's end.

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford's recent lull continued in Friday's loss to the Mavs as he posted nine points, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer while picking up four fouls in 25 minutes.

    Horford is sitting around the top-85 over his last couple of weeks, which makes this a prime buy-low opportunity considering he's about as bankable as it gets in the top-50. The same can be said for Tobias Harris, who is sitting outside the top-100 in that same span and had seven points on 3-of-11 shooting tonight. That can be said for Josh Richardson too, as he is outside the top-200 over the last fortnight and had a modest line with 10 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two threes. Get the discounts while you can.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield hit 10 of his 27 shots on Friday night, finishing a loss to the Spurs with 23 points, seven rebounds, a block and three 3-pointers.

    Hield has taken at least 20 shots in each of his last six games, but he's only gone .408 from the field in that span. That's a complete crusher and it's bumped him down to the top-75 area on the year. There's a buy-low window here but Hield also hasn't looked quite right for most of the season, which means that you can temper expectations a bit — he'll definitely improve from here, at least.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic was the only Nugget to show up in Friday's loss to the Celtics, hitting 13-of-21 from the field for 30 points along with 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Jokic would've had more assists had his teammates been anywhere close to good tonight — they combined to shoot 26-of-73. There have been grumbles about his low scoring totals of late but his percentages are both in line for correction, and The Joker is going to right this ship soon enough. Tonight might've been the start of that and the buy-low window is going to close quickly if it hasn't already.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. wasn't anything to write home about on Friday with four points, 12 rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes of action.

    WCJ has basically been a buy-low option all season long with just top-110 value and comfortable top-60 upside. His blocks, assists and free throw percentage have taken a tumble this season, offsetting gains in field goal percentage, rebounds and points. Carter should get it sorted out in time, and hopefully you're in on the action before that happens.

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday against the Mavs.

    It's been a slow start to the year for Vucevic, who cost a pretty penny in drafts after last season's monster campaign. He's currently sporting top-70/50 (8/9-cat) value and looks like a prime buy-low target. His .415 mark from the field simply has to improve, and while he might not finish inside the top-20, he'll almost certainly get into early-round standing by the end of the year.

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul logged only 19 minutes in Sunday's cakewalk against the Warriors, coming away with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.

    This is another frustrating performance amidst a bad start to the year for CP3, as most fantasy managers were expecting his issues to come with missed games and not poor production. Luckily, today's muted line is purely a product of the blowout, and you can use this as a buy-low opportunity if Paul's present fantasy owner is getting worried. He remains a better target in roto formats, as the load management stuff could cause a major headache in leagues with playoff systems.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 14 points on 14 shots against the Heat, hitting five of his attempts and adding two threes, three rebounds and three assists on Wednesday night.

    It’s a bit of a letdown for Bogdanovic in 32 minutes but the Kings had some other hotter hands that commanded more of the offense. He did have a nice drive and kick for an important 3-pointer in the waning second, and the fact that he was used as a facilitator on such an important play bodes well for his usage going forward. Bogdanovic also nailed a big 3-pointer from straightaway center in overtime that played a big part in the victory. BB8 wasn’t anything special in the box score tonight but should still be owned in all leagues.

  • Al Horford
    PF/C, Boston Celtics

    Al Horford will miss his second consecutive game against the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Horford has not been his normal self over the past month producing just top-125 value and playing four less minutes per game than his already skimpy 31.7 mpg this season. The veteran did flash his top-50 prowess going for 20 points, eight boards, six assists and a block back on March 8th, before the illness. The Celtics just lost multiple players to injury so more will be asked of the big man going forward and he should climb back to 30-plus minutes upon his return.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid dropped 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes on Sunday in a win over the Nets.

    Minutes were spread up and down the depth chart tonight in this blowout win for the Sixers, and Embiid was no exception. Despite the low minutes, it was nice to see his shooting get back on track following a rough string of games from the field. If you still have the option to trade, consider floating a buy-low offer, as he should return to his early-round form sooner rather than later.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield missed all eight of his shots in 30 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Magic.

    This game was ugly but the bigger issue is that Hield can be streaky.  Don’t worry about this outcome and be happy he got the minutes, and consider this to be his last buy low moment.

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Isaiah Thomas scored 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and nine assists in 26 minutes off the bench in Wednesday’s win over the Magic.

    Thomas’ minutes might be held in check but (gasp!) he won’t be the first player to come back from major injury that took a while to get their rhythm.  He’s a buy low target and when the shooting percentage regresses there are going to be some big games.

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF/C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance drew his first start in a Cavaliers uniform and had a massive 22-point, 15-board double-double, adding two steals and an assist on Monday against the Pistons.

    Larry Nance Jr. eclipsed 30 minutes for the first time as a Cav and should continue to see lots of opportunity with Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love both out of commission for the foreseeable future. View Nance as a top-50 asset in 8-cat until the Cavs get healthy.