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  • Deandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton scored 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting while adding eight rebounds, an assist and a block on Thursday.

    Ayton has been bringing it on the defensive end of the floor lately and held his own against one of the toughest matchups in the league. It's encouraging to see his progress and we'll expect him to take some more shots now that Josh Jackson is dealing with an ankle injury.

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    Josh Jackson scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting while adding two rebounds and two assists before leaving Thursday's game with an ankle injury.

    Jackson fell down after a block attempt and laneded awkwardly his ankle. He needed help off the court and the Suns will most likely exercise patience with his recovery. Mikal Bridges is going to get all the minutes he can handle on the wing while De'Anthony Melton and Troy Daniels could see an uptick in playing time.

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes returned to action and scored 10 points on 2-of-4 shooting while adding five rebounds, an assist, two steals and two blocks on Thursday.

    Holmes missed the last two games with a quad strain, but immediately made an impact in his first game back. He makes impact plays on defense consistently and is worth a stream if you need blocks.

  • Mikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges scored 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two triples on Thursday.

    Bridges logged 39 minutes and this is going to be a regular occurrence now that Josh Jackson (ankle) looks like he'll miss time. He was already on the radar as an elite steals streamer, but now we might see an uptick in his triples and offense as well.

  • Blake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin scored 17 points on 4-of-17 shooting while adding seven rebounds, eight assists, a steal, a block and two triples on Thursday.

    Griffin and Andre Drummond both couldn't get their shots to fall tonight. They were able to create enough space for their teammates to knock down easy buckets though and when their wings are hitting their outside shots it makes the game much easier for the Pistons' two star players.

  • Wayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons

    Wayne Ellington stayed hot on Thursday against the Suns, scoring a team-high 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six triples, a rebound, a steal and a block.

    The defensive numbers are an added bonus to what was already another great night by Ellington's standards. He's hit 13 triples in his past two games already and even with Luke Kennard (16 points, two triples, two assists and a steal) having a solid game, Ellington is clearly the No. 1 wing option in Detroit.

  • Reggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting while adding three assists, two rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers on Thursday.

    Jackson filled it up across the board in a blowout win, but we know by now not to trust this on a regular basis. He's still a decent streaming play along with Ish Smith (24 minutes, 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal) who logged as many minutes as him. There's a timeshare at point guard and both players are going to be low-end values because of it.

  • Andre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond scored 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting with 19 rebounds, an assist, three steals and a block on Thursday.

    Drummond went 2-for-3 at the line and connected on only 7-of-18 from the floor. He actually struggled a bit against Deandre Ayton and Richaun Holmes on the inside, but was still able to do his usual business in the counting stats department which is something you can always count on.

  • Buddy Hield - G - Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield bounced back on Thursday with 29 points on 10-of-21 shooting to go with two rebounds, four assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers in Thursday's 116-100 win over the Mavs.

    Hield was awful in Tuesday's meltdown loss to the Nets, but he came out the gates firing tonight. There was no reason to expect him to not have a huge game, considering how strong of a shooter he is. The uptick in steals has also been a welcome sight and it's something we're hoping sticks until the end of the year.

  • Marvin Bagley III - F - Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley had another big game on Thursday with 22 points and 12 rebounds while adding four blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Bagley did it all tonight and has been putting up huge lines as of late. He started off a bit slow, but he's finishing the year strong and the team looks much better whenever he's on the floor on both ends.

  • De'Aaron Fox - G - Sacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox put on a defensive clinic on Thursday, swatting four shots with a steal to go with 15 points, three rebounds and nine assists.

    Fox shot 6-for-13 form the field, but only hit 2-for-4 at the line. He was all over the place on the defensive end and the highlight play was a steal that led to an up-and-under dunk on a fastbreak. He's still going full throttle so there's nothing to worry about here from a fantasy perspective.

  • Willie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings

    Willie Cauley-Stein scored 10 points while grabbing 18 rebounds with three assists and two steals on Thursday.

    Cauley-Stein has been relatively quiet lately, but exploded in tonight's game against the Mavs. It's good knowing he can take care of a team that's lacking true frontcourt depth and as is the case with many Kings players, you should hang onto him because of the amount of games he has left to play.

  • Nemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings

    Nemanja Bjelica scored six points on 2-of-3 shooting with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 27 minutes of action on Thursday.

    There are some serious issues on defense when Bjelica is on the floor which will cap his minutes played, but coach Joerger loves playing him as much as he can. While he's starting and earning solid minutes he's a valid streaming option for owners in need of boards and peripheral stats as the Kings have another two games this week and a four-game week coming up.

  • Luka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic continued his shooting woes on Thursday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-19 shooting while chipping in 10 rebounds, three assists and two 3-ponters.

    He went 3-for-5 at the line and 2-for-10 from deep tonight. Doncic couldn't hit the ocean from the beach today, but that's been the story with his 3-point shooting for the past six games. During that stretch, he's hit 7-for-42 from deep which is absolutely crushing his shooting percentages. Outside of that, everything else has been fine.

  • Justin Jackson - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Justin Jackson played his former team on Thursday and scored 19 points on 9-of-16 shooting while adding five boards, an assist and a triple.

    Jackson had a "revenge game" against his old team if you like buying into narratives. He's starting now that Tim Hardaway Jr. (stress reaction) is shut down for the season, but even with the high minutes and points, he doesn't do much else. There's some streaming appeal here, but outside of points and triples he doesn't do much else and even his strong categories are inconsistent considering the sample size.