December 27, 2018, 4:20 pmAllen CrabbeG/F, Brooklyn Nets
Allen Crabbe (sore right knee) is out on Friday against the Hornets.
Crabbe is nearing a return and this could be his last game missed. Rodions Kurucs may have sapped Crabbe's minutes, however. Kurucs has been fantastic as of late and now Crabbe's role is up in the air upon his return. He does not need to be owned until we learn what type of role he'll have.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 10:14 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier had a big night on Tuesday in a 97-92 home win over the Knicks, posting 30 points (9-of-17 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
Rozier hasn't been the most consistent player this season, but games like this have certainly helped to offset the games in which he nearly disappears. If you can ignore those disappointments and just focus on the results at the end of the week or month, Rozier is a pretty solid middle-round player. In fact, he's knocking on the door of top-50 value for the last month with no reason to doubt that he can continue that for the rest of the season.
January 28, 2020, 10:08 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram was his usual high-scoring efficient self on Tuesday, making 9-of-13 shots from the field including a perfect 4-for-4 from deep for 24 points, one rebound, six dimes and two steals.
This was Ingram's best game since sharing the floor with Zion Williamson. Unfortunately, Zion was quiet in this outing. We're still waiting to see if both stars can shine brightly like a twin Nebula.
January 28, 2020, 10:07 pmWilly HernangomezC, Charlotte Hornets
Guillermo Hernangomez surprised with a 12-point (4-of-9 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), 10 rebound double-double, adding an assist, two steals and a three in 19 minutes in a win over the Knicks on Tuesday.
Hernangomez is getting more backup center minutes, and though it's been a long time since he played meaningful minutes, remember that he doesn't need more than 20 minutes to provide solid fantasy value. Keep an eye on the situation in case Cody Zeller reverts back to a smaller role. Zeller also double-doubled in this game with 10 points, 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in 29 minutes in his fifth straight start.
January 28, 2020, 10:04 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson put up a low-key performance from a numbers standpoint on Tuesday, recording just 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting with nine rebounds and one assist.
Williamson has been the apple of the eyes of real-life and fantasy basketball fans over his last couple of games. This is his first pedestrian line, and proof that he is indeed mortal and not a basketball-playing demi-god. Regardless, Zion's game will remain must-watch basketball TV ROS, both on the Tele and on the stat sheet.
January 28, 2020, 10:00 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday had an epic performance on Tuesday, leading the Pelicans to a 125-111 win over the Cavs with 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting and a fat stat line.
Holiday was just out of this world, adding two rebounds, three treys, eight dimes, three steals and four blocks in his 33 minutes. Any fears of him sliding while sharing the court with Zion Williamson should be assuaged with this monster line. As long as Holiday stays healthy, he should be a lock as a top-20 asset.
January 28, 2020, 9:57 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
After being ruled out and then back in prior to the game, Devonte' Graham (illness) shot just 1-for-8 from the field and 3-for-6 from the line in a 5-point, 10-assist effort in 35 minutes vs. the Knicks on Tuesday.
Graham's shooting performance in this one can probably be excused due to his illness. His field goal percentage, however, hasn't been much better in healthy games since his hot start to the season. Graham is elite in assists and threes, but that awful shooting number (now 35.4 percent over the past month) drags him out of the middle-rounds where he used to reside.
January 28, 2020, 9:57 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby hurt his shoulder in Tuesday's game and was forced to head back to the locker room.
Anunoby was cooking tonight, making a strong impact on the defensive end. Hopefully, it's nothing serious and he'll be able to return. Stay tuned.
Source: Louis Zatzman on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 9:54 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Matthews was able to return to the Bucks bench after a brief trip to the locker room on Tuesday.
Whatever it is that bugged Matthews is apparently nothing serious. We wouldn't be surprised if made it back on the court.
Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 9:48 pmWesley MatthewsSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Wesley Mathews headed to the locker room in Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.
Matthews is a starting placeholder right now, but guys like Donte DinVincenzo are the ones holding more value. If Matthews is unable to return, expect DiVincenzo, Pat Connaughton and Kyle Korver to pick up the slack.
Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 9:45 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle had another good stat line on Tuesday with 24 points (10-of-19 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 37 minutes in a 92-97 road loss to the Hornets.
Randle hasn't been as bad as he was to begin the season lately. However, he still has a tough time providing even mid-round value, which is rare for a 20-point, 10-rebound player. If his percentages are wearing on your team, it might be wise to try to sell him off to someone that doesn't look past points, rebounds and assists. Elfrid Payton also contributed significantly to the Knicks' effort with 10 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal in 33 minutes.