December 13, 2017, 10:02 pm
Andrew Harrison had a nice night against the Wizards on Wednesday night, totaling 20 points, seven assists, three rebounds, one steal, two turnovers and a 3-pointer but the Grizzlies couldn’t quite get the job done in a 93-87 loss.
With Mike Conley still out, the opportunity is there for Harrison and he responded pretty well on Wednesday night. His seven assists tied a season-high and his 20 points were a season-high and the first time this season he was able to score double-digits in consecutive games. As long as Conley is out and Harrison is getting close to 30 minutes per game, he warrants attention in deep leagues.
February 26, 2020, 10:46 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid got bitten by the foul-trouble bug on Wednesday (five fouls) and limited to playing just 19 minutes and producing nine points on 4-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, one steal and one block.
Reid's upside is tantalizing, there's no question about that. He can do it all, but may not be ready for high-level pro play just yet. Due to his lack of reliable, consistent production, Reid is best suited as a guy to own in 16-teamers or deeper.
February 26, 2020, 10:46 pmMohamed BambaC, Orlando Magic
Mohamed Bamba double-doubled vs. the Hawks on Wednesday with 15 points (4-of-7 from the field), 10 boards, four blocks and three triples in 17 minutes.
The per-minute production was massive and Bamba tied his career high in points. Bamba is not an add despite the impressive performance. He hasn't played over 20 minutes in a single game in February and is a blocks streamer only in standard leagues. He could be rostered as a blocks specialist in 16-team leagues as he is averaging 2.2 blocks per game over the past month.
February 26, 2020, 10:40 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin saw 22 minutes off the bench on Wednesday and was able to be productive with 13 points (4-of-5 shooting), two 3s, five assists, one rebound and three steals, despite an offensive explosion by D'Angelo Russell.
McLaughlin is someone you should stick with in deep leagues, whether or not D-Lo is healthy. In tonight's game, McLaughlin was there to close out this nail-biter of a game and even successfully made a layup in the dying seconds of the contest. He's good for some efficient scoring, threes and some assists.
February 26, 2020, 10:39 pmBruno FernandoPF, Atlanta Hawks
Bruno Fernando started on Wednesday and scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with nine boards and one steal in 22 minutes.
Fernando got the start with Dewayne Dedmon (right elbow pain) sitting out. Fernando can be streamed for field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks while Dedmon is sidelined and should return to the waiver wire once Dedmon returns. Dedmon owners should hold on through his absence if they can, as he is likely to post standard-league value when he returns.
February 26, 2020, 10:36 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins shot 11-of-19 from the field and 3-of-5 from deep on his way to scoring 26 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 35 minutes on Wednesday.
Collins continued his strong play and is posting first-round value over the past month. He's averaging 24.7 points, 11.1 boards and 1.2 blocks while shooting .637 from the field and .815 from the line over that stretch. Clint Capela (foot) is being re-evaluated in two weeks, but Collins owners shouldn't worry about Capela's return impacting his value too much. Collins should be a top-20 player ROS with first-round upside. Congrats if you held him or bought low during his suspension earlier this season.
February 26, 2020, 10:30 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell went berserk on the Heat on Wednesday, leading his pack of Wolves to a win with 27 points (9-of-18 shooting), including seven treys, one short of the team record of eight held by Kevin Love.
Russell not only shot the ball extremely well but also actually filled the stat sheet with five rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block. As long as Russell's playing, be ready for huge lines like this one, making him one of the upward trending players post-ASB.
February 26, 2020, 10:28 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) said that he will have an MRI on Thursday.
Embiid left Wednesday's game in the first half after injuring his shoulder and did not return. Embiid owners will need to hold on and hope for good news after tomorrow's MRI with the fantasy playoffs looming in most leagues. Al Horford's fantasy value was tanking before this news, but Embiid's absence will allow Horford to post top-75 value.
Source: John Clark on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 10:26 pmJuancho HernangomezPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Juancho Hernangomez had himself a productive night in Wednesday's 129-126 nailbiter win over the Heat, chipping in 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, with three triples, five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes.
Considering Hernangomez combined for 15 points in the last couple of games, it's apropos to call tonight's performance a successful bounce-back line. Hernangomez's role looks like it's going to stick even with the likes of James Johnson and Jake Layman pushing him for minutes. Consider Juancho as an end-of-bench kinda guy in standard leagues right now.
February 26, 2020, 10:21 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
Shabazz Napier was disappointing in his first start with the Wizards, settling for nine points (4-15 FG, 1-6 3PT), one rebound, five assists, and two steals.
The assists and steals were encouraging enough, but Napier couldn't buy a basket in his first start for the Wizards. He is capable of much better games than this and could be an immediate value for any team should he keep the starting job.
February 26, 2020, 10:20 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (illness) shot 13-of-14 from the line on his way to scoring 37 points with 11 assists, one steal, one block and four triples in 38 minutes.
Young was questionable with flu-like symptoms but was able to play and lead the Hawks in points and minutes. Young was hot to start the game with 26 points in the first half, and his block came against Mo Bamba. Young is posting first-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues this season. He's locked in as a top-20 player ROS and will flirt with first-round value for seasons to come, making him a great asset in dynasty leagues.