November 23, 2018, 11:51 pmAllonzo TrierG, New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier scored a career-high 25 points in Friday's win over the Pelicans, hitting 9-of-12 shots (including three triples) with eight rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes off the bench.
Good luck guessing when Trier is going to go off like this. David Fizdale has flip-flopped on lineups and rotations all season and it doesn't seem like it's getting any better, and Trier doesn't produce well enough in the money counting stat categories to stay above the cut line in 12-14 team formats.
November 20, 2019, 11:22 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham shot a dismal 5-for-16 from the field on Wednesday, tallying 17 points three rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers.
Graham has been a steady top-100 play since breaking out for the Hornets early this season. He's been slowed by his .402 field goal percentage and 3.1 turnovers per game thus far. Still, Graham has room to work through those issues as the season moves on and as he gets more used to his role as playmaking guard for the Hornets.
November 20, 2019, 11:22 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis scored himself a double-double in just 24 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 14 points (6-of-14 shooting), 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two triples.
Porzingis has looked good, but not great to start the year. He has struggled with his shot all season long and it appears it will take him quite a bit of time to get back to where he was before he went down with the torn ACL. Despite the shooting woes, he is still a top-70 player in fantasy leagues.
November 20, 2019, 11:19 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic had to leave Wednesday night's game early, but had three points, five boards, five assists and a block in 11 minutes.
Vucevic was putting together a nice line before needing to be taken out of the game. Both Vucevic and Aaron Gordon left Wednesday night's contest with injuries. This should give room to Al-Farouq Aminu and Terrence Ross to put up some shots if they are due for lengthy absences.
November 20, 2019, 11:17 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic was unconscious against the Warriors on Wednesday, scoring 35 points (11-of-18 shooting) to go with 10 rebounds, 11 assists, six triples and three steals in just 26 minutes.
Doncic became the first player in NBA history to record a 35-point triple-double in 25 minutes, and at this point, there is nothing to add about Luka aside from that he is as real as real gets. This insane feat is the latest of a fast growing list, and it's not hyperbole to say that he is an early MVP candidate.
November 20, 2019, 11:13 pmTerrence RossSG, Orlando Magic
Terrence Ross came off the bench to drop 14 points, including sinking three from deep, and chipped in two boards, a steal and a block on Wednesday night.
Ross continues to supply 3-pointers, and will likely get more chances to shoot with Aaron Gordon missing any time.
November 20, 2019, 11:11 pmPJ WashingtonPF, Charlotte Hornets
PJ Washington was beleaguered by fouls (5) on Wednesday night, limiting him to just 12 minutes on the floor, finishing with five points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
He's been down the last few games. Chalk it up to rookie growing pains. That's the price to pay for banking on youth. The team remains committed to his development, so he can play himself out of this slump. Consider this a buy-low window for Washington.
November 20, 2019, 11:10 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo was solid in 30 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, four steals and three turnovers.
He was also a perfect five-for-five from the floor, but unfortunately missed three of his six free throws. The poor shooting from the charity stripe has been a real limiting factor for Adebayo this season. He is still floating at around top-50 value, and if he is able to improve his current 62 percent mark, he could rise to early-round value.
November 20, 2019, 11:06 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier had trouble buying a bucket on Wednesday, making just 5-of-14 shots from the field for a team-high 18 points, along with six rebounds, two assists and two triples.
Rozier's poor field goal is a drag on his value right now. He helped a bit by going 6-for-7 from the stripe. He is what he is at this point, someone who won't make you happy but is just good enough to better than most FAs on the wire. Use him as a kicker in a trade package if you want to exit your position.
November 20, 2019, 11:05 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz scored 12 points on 6-of-14 shooting in addition to four assists and two steals on Wednesday.
Fultz had a better game than D.J. Augustin, who came off the bench and scored four points on 1-for-9 shooting with five assists. However, Fultz still hasn't shown much to warrant adding in standard leagues.
November 20, 2019, 11:04 pmDuncan RobinsonF, Miami Heat
Duncan Robinson, amazingly, attempted nothing but 3-pointers in Miami's 124-100 win over the Cavs, finishing with 29 points (9-of-15 shooting from three), nine triples and two rebounds in 34 minutes.
Robinson has cemented his role with the Heat with his incredible 3-point production. The only problem with him is that he has no other facet to his fantasy game that makes him worth owning, making him a tough sell to roster even if you are in need of the triples.