February 21, 2020, 11:40 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay disappeared into the fantasy ether on Friday, playing just 15 minutes and was limited to four points on 2-of-6 shooting with four rebounds and one assist.
Gay is a drop, even in 18-teamers, given how steeply he's dropped over the last month. He's scored in double figures only twice in February and there doesn't appear to be a light at the end of this dark and dreary tunnel.
February 13, 2020, 1:32 amJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant started on Wednesday, sending Paul Millsap to the bench and made the most of his opportunity, posting 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist, one triple and one steal in 38 minutes.
Grant's a must-add again after this performance. While he's been yo-yoing from fantasy rosters all season, it's possible that the Nuggets may want to preserve Millsap (10 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals, 20 minutes) for the playoffs. As long as Grant is starting and playing over 28 minutes, he's worth a spot in standard-league rosters.
February 13, 2020, 1:22 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma was a non-factor for the Lakers in Wednesday's OT win over the Nuggets, logging just 16 minutes and putting up three points on 1-of-4 shooting, one rebound and three assists.
Kuzma is beginning to slump again and can be dropped in standard leagues. The one-dimensionality of his game leaves a lot to be desired. He's a marginal hold in 16-teamers and can be let go for a hot FA.
February 13, 2020, 12:50 amJeremy PargoPG, Golden State Warriors
Jeremy Pargo was effective in 21 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, chipping in 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with three treys, one rebound and two assists.
Pargo was solid in this one and totally outplayed Ky Bowman, who sucked in his four minutes of action with zero points. Pargo may have just leapfrogged Bowman and is worth a look in 18-teamers or deeper.
February 13, 2020, 12:07 amDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo put up a strong performance in the Bucks' loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, tallying 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting in 30 minutes off the bench.
DiVincenzo also added eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three treys to the box. It should be noted that Giannis Antetokounmpo (personal) missed this game. Nonetheless, DDV has been enough of a value play to be worth keeping at the end of fantasy benches in most formats. Pick him up if available.
February 12, 2020, 9:48 pmThon MakerC, Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker was impressive on Wednesday, logging 27 minutes in an OT loss to the Magic and posting 18 points (6-of-9 FG, 4-of-4 FT), two rebounds, two 3s, one assist, one steal and one block.
Maker has been pinging loudly on standard-league radars over his last few games. He's been a top-150 value over the last week and has been trending up. Give him a look if he's available in your league.
February 10, 2020, 10:07 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk was excellent off the Hornets' bench on Monday as he posted 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting, adding three rebounds, one assist, two 3s and three steals.
Monk has scored in double figures in five straight games now and is coming off back-to-back games where he's scored 19 points. He's settled into a sixth-man role and is worth picking up in 14-team leagues or deeper.
February 10, 2020, 9:41 pmThon MakerC, Detroit Pistons
Thon Maker double-doubled for the Pistons in a loss to the Hornets on Monday, dropping 12 points (5-of-10 shooting), 12 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes.
Maker has been a solid producer since Andre Drummond was shipped off for a half-eaten sandwich and a bag of broken paper clips. Maker is primarily a blocks streamer in standard leagues, but is worth holding onto in deeper ones.
February 8, 2020, 10:50 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
J.J. Redick put up a stellar performance on Saturday, showing up with 23 points (7-of-15 FGs), four rebounds, four dimes, three 3s, one steal and one block in a stat-sheet-stuffing extravaganza.
Redick has actually seen an uptick recently, scoring in double figures in three straight games and appears to have shaken off the cobwebs of his recent slump. Add him if he was dropped in your standard league.
February 7, 2020, 10:00 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry didn't look bothered by the left knee tightness on Friday and was able to make a splash with 20 points (6-of-18 shooting), three rebounds, three assists, two steals as well as four 3s in 29 minutes.
Curry's minutes and explosive performance are indicative of him feeling much better. While the 33 percent shooting from the field left a bit to be desired, his ability to rack up points and threes in a hurry will be at the forefront of the Mavs' offense while Luka Doncic is on the mend.
February 7, 2020, 9:39 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura had a solid outing on Friday, helping push the Wizards to a 119-118 win over the Mavs with 17 points (7-of-12 shooting), six boards, one assist, two 3s and two steals.
Since returning from his groin injury, Hachimura has scene his value arrow point upward. Given that the Wizards have nothing to play for this season, Hachimura's development will be one of the team's top priorities. He's someone to watch (and add if possible) for a strong second half.
February 5, 2020, 10:27 pmJustin HolidaySG, Indiana Pacers
Justin Holiday had a night to remember in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors, playing his butt off for 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting (six 3s) with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 31 minutes off the bench.
Holiday is an underrated fantasy asset because he rarely explodes like this on offense. That said, he's been a sneaky top-100 play lately and is worth owning in 12-teamers on the strength of his ability to stuff the stat sheet like this.
February 5, 2020, 10:00 pmTerence DavisG-F, Toronto Raptors
Terrence Davis led all Raptors reserves on Wednesday with 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting, adding three rebounds, three triples, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes.
Davis' minutes on the floor were meaningful tonight with a plus-11 on the +/- column. He appears to be the clear beneficiary of the Norman Powell injury and is worth owning as an end-of-bench guy in standard leagues.
February 3, 2020, 9:35 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith was active on the glass on Monday, collecting 11 rebounds and was also able to chip in 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting with three treys, four assists and one block in 32 minutes.
DFS was fantastic in this one and has seen an uptick in value ever since Luka Doncic was sidelined with his ankle injury. Finney-Smith is worth rostering in standard leagues until further notice.
February 2, 2020, 3:40 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown was huge off the bench in the Pistons' 128-123 comeback win over the Nuggets on Sunday, playing 38 minutes and producing 19 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and three 3-pointers while going 7-of-10 from the floor.
Brown's energy was instrumental in erasing a 21-point deficit and the Pistons ultimately grabbed control of the game and held on in overtime. Derrick Rose left the game after suffering a left groin injury in the first half and Brown is always the guy to step into more minutes when a ball-handler gets hurt. He's shown some really nice skills in such opportunities this year and is someone to consider as an add as he was already a top-105/130 guy (8/9-cat) in the last two weeks in 27.0 mpg. That's going up if Rose misses time.