May 1, 2019, 2:06 amAndre IguodalaG/F, Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala turned back the clock in Tuesday's win over the Rockets with 16 points (6-of-9 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), five rebounds, four assists, two threes, a steal and a block in 32 minutes.
The former NBA Finals MVP can still get it done when called upon, and that's likely to happen a few more times as the Warriors have gone back to starting Iguodala with DeMarcus Cousins out. It would be wise to expect a less impressive stat line from Iguodala in Saturday's Game 3 in Houston.
February 28, 2020, 11:03 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo started for Khris Middleton (neck) on Friday and was quiet with just seven points (3-of-7 shooting), six rebounds, one triple and three assists in 19 minutes.
DDV's subdued performance was due to the blowout nature of the game. There was no need for him to log heavy minutes. Still, he's been able to hover around the top-100 value. Things should stabilize and normalize once the Bucks play against a more competitive opponent.
February 28, 2020, 11:01 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton led the charge on Friday with 31 points (11-of-20 shooting), four rebounds, three assists, a steal and six 3-pointers in a road loss to the Pelicans.
Sexton's plenty capable of big scoring lines, and lately he's been shooting well enough to deliver middle-round value despite paltry contributions in assists and steals. Over the last two weeks he's at .474 from the field, which has him sitting pretty in the top-75/100 (8/9-cat). He'll float back down towards late-round value when the next shooting slump hits but for now Sexton belongs in all lineups. The last time he failed to hit double digit points was December 20.
February 28, 2020, 11:00 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo recorded a double-double in Friday's victory over the Raptors, putting up 13 points, 11 rebounds and blocking two shots in 31 minutes, the fifth most he has played in a single game this season.
He has not really been fantasy relevant, even in 20-team leagues. Biyombo putting up a productive game or stretch is nothing new, we've been down this road before. Leave him on the wire.
February 28, 2020, 10:58 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. delivered 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers off the bench in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
Porter responded nicely from a five-point dud against the Sixers, though he burned many fantasy owners who scooped him up after a 30-point outburst in the prior game against Miami. Of course, Porter combined for five points in his two games before that. He's getting some nice minutes for the rebuilding Cavs and has top-130 value in 8-cat leagues over the last two weeks, so consider him a worthwhile roll of the dice if you need some scoring upside.
February 28, 2020, 10:56 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Despite no Andre Drummond on Friday, Larry Nance Jr. only put up two points, five rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes of action.
Nance had topped 25 minutes in each game since the All-Star break so we wouldn't worry too much about this tilt against the smaller Pelicans. Although the trade deadline didn't go his way, Nance has remained a top-100 option over the last two weeks and should be safe to deploy in lineups for the stretch run.
February 28, 2020, 10:55 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo led his herd to an easy 133-86 win over the Thunder on Friday with 31 points (13-of-20 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), 13 rebounds, two 3s and six assists in only 27 minutes.
Giannis was unstoppable, plain and simple. The Bucks took an early lead and never really looked back. This was still a good line, lack of defensive stats notwithstanding, considering it was recorded in just 27 minutes. At this point, the only thing that can possibly hold Giannis back from a strong finish to the season is the back soreness that's been bothering him as of late.
February 28, 2020, 10:54 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love played 27 minutes on Friday night but wasn't anything special with 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals.
Love has failed to top 20 points in each of his last five contests, a streak that goes back to before the All-Star break. He also has double digit rebounds just once in that span. Love is returning top-120/175 value in the last two weeks and it's going to be an unenjoyable ride to the finish given the state of the Cavs. He'll be better than this most nights — hopefully.
February 28, 2020, 10:51 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell kept up his solid play on Friday against the Magic, dropping 28 points, dishing out seven assists and snagging three rebounds in the Wolves' loss.
Since sitting out (for which the Wolves' were fined), he has scored 29, 27, and 28 points in the subsequent three games. When he's out there and healthy, there's no stopping him. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Russell has been on two different teams that are not near playoff contention so his playing time has been a question mark nearly every game. It's also quite the disappointment that he and KAT were barely able to suit up together before the latter went down with an injury. Hopefully we get to see that again before the season comes to a close.
February 28, 2020, 10:48 pmChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Chris Paul was barely a bright spot for the Thunder on Friday as he tallied 18 points (7-of-17 shooting) in 27 minutes.
Paul also hit one 3-pointer, adding three rebounds, five dimes and one steal to the box score in this one. CP3 has been a top-10 value on per game rankings, so this line was not indicative of his 2019-20 campaign. Chalk this one up to a nasty blowout and keep him rostered with extreme confidence.
February 28, 2020, 10:43 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander cooled off quickly on Friday in an ugly blowout loss to the Bucks, quietly posting 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting with three rebounds, one 3-pointer and two assists.
The Thunder got steamrolled in this one and they just could not get anything going. SGA has been cruising with mid-to-early round value lately, so consider this just a hiccup and expect a rebound-performance very soon.