April 3, 2019, 10:32 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond went off for 28 points, 19 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and three steals in Wednesday's home loss to the Pacers.
Blake Griffin missed both games against the Pacers and Drummond predictably stuffed the stat sheet in each. Drummond has been a stud all year and has become unfair the past few games without Griffin. As always the big knock on Drummond is his free throw shooting, he was 6-of-11 from the line tonight and missed the rim completely on one.
December 6, 2019, 9:37 pmMarkelle FultzPG, Orlando Magic
Markelle Fultz had an off game in a 93-87 win over the Cavs on Friday and was limited to scoring just eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with five rebounds, two dimes and one steal.
This is just a minor hiccup in what has already been an impressive season for Fultz. If anything, consider this a buy-low opportunity as he still sports an uncharted ceiling.
December 6, 2019, 9:37 pmJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen had another solid outing on Friday night, totaling 14 points (7-of-10 shooting), 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in only 22 minutes of action against the Hornets.
Allen's playing time was limited because DeAndre Jordan also had a big night, collecting 16 points (6-of-7 FG, 4-of-4 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Both guys have been able to stick as standard-league assets this season, and while the ceilings are definitely capped the floors are also a lot higher than initially expected. Allen remains the better option thanks to his blocks and league-leading FG% but Jordan is a late-round play if you need boards and a decent percentage boost.
December 6, 2019, 9:33 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman chipped in across the board on Friday, stuffing the stat sheet like a long-forgotten Thanksgiving turkey with 14 points, five rebounds, four assists, three treys, four steals and one block.
Wow. That's a tempting line indeed. That said, Osman has been a tough player to trust. He's a top-180 player on the season but has been outside the top-200 over the last week. If you pick him up off the wire, don't get too attached.
December 6, 2019, 9:33 pmDavid NwabaSF, Brooklyn Nets
David Nwaba put up 13 points on Friday night, going 5-of-9 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers in 16 minutes of work.
Nwaba had fallen out of the rotation but has now played at least 16 minutes in four of the last five games — the fifth, naturally, was a DNP-CD. That puts him on the map in leagues with 20 teams or more, as he's hit double digit scoring in three of those games, with six combined triples, three combined steals and three combined blocks.
December 6, 2019, 9:31 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie was able to post a quiet double-double in Friday's road win, posting 13 points, 12 assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.
Dinwiddie is on autopilot and should continue to provide a big lift with Kyrie Irving (shoulder) potentially out for a couple more weeks, if not longer. Even with his poor shooting percentages Dinwiddie is a comfortable middle-round guy.
December 6, 2019, 9:30 pmJoe HarrisSF, Brooklyn Nets
Joe Harris knocked down 6-of-8 from 3-point range and 8-of-13 from the field overall on Friday, scoring 22 points and dishing five assists in a win over the Hornets.
Harris continues to be Mr. Reliable for the Nets and fantasy GMs alike. We're not too worried about his numbers being boosted by Brooklyn's current injury bug, as even when others return he'll still be an elite source of threes with outstanding percentages for a guard. Harris is currently, and should continue to be, a top-100 option.
December 6, 2019, 9:28 pmTaurean PrinceSF, Brooklyn Nets
Taurean Prince kept the good times rolling on Friday, posting 16 points (6-of-9 FG), five rebounds, five assists, two threes and a steal.
Prince is sitting around the top-125 neighborhood on the full season but is a top-75 guy in the last couple of weeks, so he needs to be in all lineups until he cools off again. Be wary if you care about your field goal percentage, but there's no reason for Prince to be on any waiver wires.
December 6, 2019, 9:27 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. started for Kevin Love (illness) on Friday but failed to impress as he went 2-for-10 from the field for four points, 11 rebounds, two assists and one block.
Don't get too fazed with this poor showing from Nance. The Cavs are already entertaining offers for Kevin Love, so Nance has a positive ROS outlook overall.
December 6, 2019, 9:26 pmIman ShumpertSG, Brooklyn Nets
Iman Shumpert was able to tally four steals in Friday's win over the Hornets, also picking up four points, three rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes.
Shumpert has been averaging a surprising 18.6 mpg with the Nets but is outside the top-300 in fantasy value. He's a deep-league streaming option if you need steals as he's picked up at least one in eight of his 11 games so far.
December 6, 2019, 9:23 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. led the Cavs reserves with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting on Friday, adding four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes of action.
KPJ has been looking better and better lately and has even cracked the top-200 as the 179th best player in 9-cat last week. He's worth a speculative add in 16-team leagues or deeper. Porter Jr. even outperformed Jordan Clarkson tonight, who struggled with 3-of-11 shooting for eight points, two threes and two assists.