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  • John Collins - F/C - Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins fouled out of Thursday's win over the Jazz, delivering a fairly quiet night of nine points, eight rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Collins struggled with a burly Utah frontcourt, and he won't be the last guy with that issue. Fantasy owners can take some solace in the fact that he came through with defensive numbers tonight. That's been the only weak spot in Collins' game so far and we're hoping he starts posting numbers more in line with his rookie season going into next year. He's already a top-40 guy with disappointing steals and blocks totals.

  • Donovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell scored 34 points on 15-of-32 shooting while adding four rebounds, two assists, a steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in Thursday's game against the Hawks.

    Mitchell continues to roll, but the Jazz as a whole fell short tonight. The Jazz have the sixth best offense since the ASB and it's mostly due to Mitchell's ability to create and make shots. Since the ASB, Mitchell is averaging 28.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.7 blocks and 3.3 3s on .464 shooting.

  • Rudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert scored 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting while adding 11 boards, three assists and a steal.

    Gobert has been doing everything we expect from him this week except block shots. He's swatted two shots in three games this week, but faces the Bulls on Saturday, who have been giving up the most blocks against opposing centers over the past month.

  • Jae Crowder - F - Utah Jazz

    Jae Crowder had a dud on Thursday, scoring two points on 0-of-6 shooting while adding two rebounds and a steal.

    Crowder fell off a cliff in today's game, but coming into tonight he had nine consecutive games scoring in double-figures with at least one 3-pointer. He gets the Bulls on Saturday so if you're in need of triples, he's still a viable option.

  • Ricky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz

    Ricky Rubio scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting while adding five boards, seven dimes, two steals and two 3-pointers on Thursday.

    After a couple rough games re-integrating into the lineup, Rubio has finally meshed with the Jazz's offense and is producing at a steady rate. He's worth grabbing for dimes and steals, but don't expect the shooting lines to always be this pretty.

  • Joe Ingles - F - Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles stayed hot on Thursday against the Hawks with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three triples.

    Ingles is getting hot from deep as of late, hitting 3-for-5 from beyond the arc and the assist numbers haven't waned which has been a recipe for early-mid round value. There was never any doubt here at Hoop Ball that he'd figure it out in time for owners.

  • Derrick Favors - F/C - Utah Jazz

    Derrick Favors double-doubled on Thursday with 15 points and 15 rebounds to go with an assist, two steals and a block.

    He went 6-for-10 from the floor and hit all three of his free throws. Favors continues his strong run of play and he took care of an advantageous matchup tonight. The Jazz play once more this week and have a three-game week coming up so plug him in your lineups.

  • Thomas Bryant - C - Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant moved back into the starting lineup in Thursday's 108-113 loss to the Nuggets and had a huge game with 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting, eight rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes of work.

    Bryant had played only five minutes with Bobby Portis prior to tonight but Washington's new starting frontcourt looked good and Scott Brooks said after the game that Bryant will continue to start moving forward. He's got top-140/100 value (8/9-cat) in 19.3 mpg on the season and had middle-round runs in his last stint as a starter, so this is an easy must-own, must-start situation.

  • Tomas Satoransky - G/F - Washington Wizards

    Tomas Satoransky continued to cruise on Thursday night, going 5-of-7 from the field while posting 16 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.

    Satoransky might be the most quiet top-75 fantasy player around, but owners aren't complaining. The efficient scoring is a nice wrinkle to his game and he's going to be someone to track closely in draft season. He's looking at the starting PG spot as things stand right now and the hype has yet to catch up to his production. Bradley Beal continued his torrid run with 25 points, eight dimes and three steals while going 10-of-19 from the field in a losing effort.

  • Jeff Green - F - Washington Wizards

    Jeff Green moved to the bench in Thursday's loss to the Nuggets and responded with five points, two rebounds and a 3-pointer on 1-of-6 shooting in 21 minutes.

    Thomas Bryant is going to keep starting going forward and Green just isn't a priority given the end of Washington's playoff chase. He gave them some good minutes this season and was a steadying presence in fantasy as well, but his low upside and decreasing role make him an easy drop candidate.

  • Bobby Portis - F - Washington Wizards

    Bobby Portis moved over to power forward in Thursday's loss to the Nuggets and came to play with 18 points, eight rebounds and three 3-pointers on 6-of-11 from the field.

    Portis slid over a position with Thomas Bryant moving into the starting five and his two-game lull in the middle of the month looks like a distant memory now. He should be locked into all fantasy lineups for the stretch run, and his case will be even stronger if Jabari Parker's shot fails him as it did tonight.

  • Justin Jackson - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Justin Jackson will move into the starting lineup on Thursday against the Kings.

    Jackson had been buried on the bench in Dallas but might hold down a starting spot with Tim Hardaway Jr. done for the year. He needs massive volume to come close to even low-end value, so the lineup change doesn't do much unless you're in a league with more than 20 teams.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Troy Brown Jr. - F - Washington Wizards

    Troy Brown Jr. made his first NBA start on Thursday night and produced 13 points, five rebounds and three assists on 6-of-10 from the field in 33 minutes.

    As the losses stack up, the Wizards have less and less incentive to ask anything of Trevor Ariza this season. Brown's going to get big minutes as long as Ariza is sidelined and should be added in deeper formats.

  • Jabari Parker - F - Washington Wizards

    Jabari Parker dropped a dud on Thursday night with six points on 3-of-11 from the field against the Nuggets.

    Parker added eight rebounds and three assists in his 22 minutes. He had hit double-figures in 11 straight games before tonight and deserves some slack as a middle-round value over the last little while, though tonight does illustrate our issues with his stat set overall. It also needs to be noted that Thomas Bryant started and moved Bobby Portis over to the four, which could squeeze Parker's playing time going forward.

  • Kemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets

    Kemba Walker carried the Hornets in Thursday's 113-106 win over the Wolves with 31 points on 10-of-22 shooting while adding five rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer.

    It's going to be the Kemba show as the Hornets close out the season in hopes of snatching the final playoff spot in the east. He went 10-for-12 at the line, but only hit 1-of-8 from deep which could have turned this line from good to great.