January 19, 2019, 11:05 pmDe'Aaron Fox - G - Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox double-doubled against the Pistons on Saturday with 14 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, a steal and a triple.
Buddy Hield was the star of the show tonight but Fox played a big part in the victory as well. He shot only 3-of-14 from the field but maintains a 46.6 field goal percentage for the year and holds top-50 standard league value. He, along with Hield, is a contender for the Most Improve Player award.
January 19, 2019, 11:05 pmKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry put up 12 points with seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block in a win against the Grizzlies on Saturday, shooting 3-of-8 from the field, 5-of-5 from the stripe and made his lone three-pointer in his four attempts from deep.
He did not have the greatest game as his efficiency numbers are a bit off but this is the type of performance that makes owners hold on Lowry. His backcourt partner, Fred VanVleet, did not shoot the ball well as he only scored four points on 1-of-8 shooting but was able to contribute in the less glamorous side of the court with two steals and a block of his own. Given his recent shooting woes, try buying low on him and see if the owner would give him up for reasonable players.
January 19, 2019, 11:04 pmTaurean Prince - F - Atlanta Hawks
Taurean Prince had his minutes restriction lifted on Saturday but the Hawks' prized two-way player struggled with his shot, going 3-for-14 from the field to finish with nine points and a low-end full line.
Prince contributed in other areas with his shot not finding its mark, adding seven rebounds, one assist, a triple, one block and two steals to round out his line for the night. Prince clearly needs time to shake off the rust but his 23 minutes and activity on both ends of the floor bode well for his outlook.
January 19, 2019, 10:57 pmDewayne Dedmon - C - Atlanta Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon returned from a two-game absence with an ankle injury on Saturday and had a quiet outing, dropping six points, three rebounds, one trey and one block in 25 minutes.
Dedmon has been a top-80 player on the season in 9-cat, so we expect those numbers to pick up as he gets his legs back. Stay patient.
January 19, 2019, 10:56 pmBuddy Hield - G - Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield took over against the Pistons on Saturday, scoring 35 and hitting the game-winner in the final seconds.
Hield has been on fire all season but even more so lately with 13 triples over his last two games. His line on Saturday included nine rebounds, three assists and a block, while shooting 13-of-22 from the field. By all means, continue riding one of the frontrunners for the Most Improved Player award.
January 19, 2019, 10:55 pmDanny Green - G/F - Toronto Raptors
Danny Green sets a season-high in points (24) and tied his career-high in three-pointers (8) on Saturday as the Raptors relied on his shooting to put out the Grizzlies.
Green has been a top-25 player in fantasy for the past two weeks, thanks to his 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks a game during that span. He was lights out throughout this game and never took his foot off the pedal during his 22 minutes on the floor. He is one of the main reasons for the Raptors success this season and is proving to everyone he's not just a sweetener in the Kawhi deal last summer.
January 19, 2019, 10:48 pmJohn Collins - F/C - Atlanta Hawks
John Collins (bronchitis symptoms) was a breath of fresh air on Saturday as he posted 15 points (5-of-7 shooting), 11 rebounds, three dimes and one 3-pointer.
Collins is delivering as advertised preseason so far, his injury to start the season notwithstanding. He's been climbing up the fantasy rankings steadily and is now at a top-70 value in 9-cat. His ceiling is still uncharted, so we can be in for some bigger games ahead.
January 19, 2019, 10:47 pmDeAndre Jordan - C - Dallas Mavericks
DeAndre Jordan scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with 16 rebounds against the Pacers on Saturday.
Jordan was able to tally another double-double but the defensive stats were nonexistent in this loss against Indiana. In the past month, DJ has been posting top-100 value with his free throws (59% shooting) coming back down to earth during that stretch. He's still posting an average of 69% from the stripe this season and owners hope that last month was just a rough patch for him and not a sign of things to come.
January 19, 2019, 10:42 pmAlex Len - C - Atlanta Hawks
Alex Len logged just 19 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Celtics but that did not stop him from delivering 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting with six rebounds, two assists, one steal, one trey and one block.
Len has been up and down all season with a nice string of good games lately. However, with the Hawks getting healthier we are already seeing a decline in his playing time, making him a tough hold in 16-team leagues or deeper.
January 19, 2019, 10:33 pmHarrison Barnes - F - Dallas Mavericks
Harrison Barnes posted 20 points with three rebounds and two assists on 6-of-15 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Pacers.
Barnes added three 3-pointers and was perfect from the line (5-of-5 FTs) but didn't have any defensive stats throughout the game. Even with that, the Black Falcon still gives owners a top-100 value production in points, rebounds, 3-pointers and a respectable free throw rate.
January 19, 2019, 10:25 pmGiannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo led his herd to a 118-108 blowout win over the Magic on Saturday with his 25 points (10-of-17 shooting), 13 boards, five dimes, one triple and two steals.
Giannis's stellar performance was slightly tainted by his going 4-for-6 from the line and his five turnovers on the night. That said, owners have learned to accept his deficiencies and ride his superlative contributions in other departments. He's a top-10 stud in 9-cat on the season and still has the ability to rise should he go on a run of droppig massive lines.
January 19, 2019, 10:20 pmLuka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic was ejected late in the third quarter after kicking the ball into the stands as a result of being frustrated on a foul called on him.
Doncic picked up his first technical in the first half and was ultimately shown the door after receiving his second in the third quarter. Even with this slight hiccup, he continues to post top-75 value in the past two months and thriving as the main ball-handler for the Mavs.
January 19, 2019, 10:14 pmLonzo Ball - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Lonzo Ball (ankle) was carried off the floor by his teammates after turning his left ankle in Saturday's game.
Lonzo Ball has been growing and getting more confident without Lebron James and Rajon Rondo so this injury really came at a bad time. He finishes the night with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, 11 assists, one steal and a block. Ball has been playing well up until this moment. We'll now have to wait and see for the test results regarding the severity of this issue.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
January 19, 2019, 10:11 pmBrook Lopez - C - Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez protected the Bucks' rim on Saturday as he recorded six blocks on the night and adding eight points (3-of-9 shooting) with four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers.
Bro-Lo quietly manages to hold mid-round value on the season thanks to his ability to explode in key stats like he did tonight. Whether it's a bunch of threes or a handful of blocks, Lopez delivers his serving of fantasy value with a side of just 1.0 turnovers per game, making him a 9-cat darling in 2018-19.
January 19, 2019, 10:04 pmEric Bledsoe - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe stayed hot on Saturday, tallying 30 points on 12-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and two triples, as the Bucks crushed the Magic in an easy win.
Bledsoe, who has worried owners on occasion this season with some lulls in productivity has swung the pendulum in the right direction recently. Over his last five games, Bledsoe has been scorching-hot on offense with 21.0 points on .526 shooting and 5.8 assists per game.