May 9, 2018, 1:12 amAnthony DavisC/F, New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis was monstrous in Tuesday's loss, hitting half of his 26 shots for 34 points to go with 19 rebounds, a steal, a triple and four blocks.
Davis was his typical beastly self but the Pelicans just didn't have the firepower to hang with Golden State's stars. He logged 46 minutes tonight and finished with another 75 games played in the regular season, hopefully shaking the injury-prone label despite his customary mid-game trips to the locker room. The Pels did well to get the game back to single digits in the fourth after the Warriors blew things open in the third but the hole was simply too deep to climb out of, even for someone of Davis' world-class abilities.
February 23, 2020, 9:58 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal exploded for a career-high 53 points (15-of-27 FG, 18-of-20 FT) on Sunday vs. the Bulls, but it was not enough as the Wizards fell 117-126.
With the Wizards on the fringes of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference Beal has to be frustrated that they came out of the break with losses to the Bulls tonight and Cavs on Friday. He rounded out this performance with five 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and seven turnovers. Beal is plenty motivated to deliver first-round value as long as he is active and should help plenty of fantasy squads down the stretch.
February 23, 2020, 9:56 pmLuguentz DortPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Luguentz Dort put up 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting with three steals in a win over the Spurs on Sunday.
Dort shot 2-of-2 from beyond the arc while adding two rebounds and two assists to the box score. Dort also had a team-high plus/minus of plus-36 in his 24 minutes of action. He is worth a flier for deeper leagues due to his shooting and steals.
February 23, 2020, 9:52 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put up 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting with 13 rebounds and four assists in a blowout win over the Spurs on Sunday.
SGA knocked down all five of his attempts from the stripe and knocked down one triple as well. He is locked in at top-50 value, while his teammate Chris Paul continues to hover around top-10 value. Paul put up 12 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists in this one.
February 23, 2020, 9:50 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans was good for 22 points, four rebounds, five 3-pointers, one steal and six turnovers vs. the Bulls on Sunday.
You know what you are signing up for with Bertans. 3-pointers and points will be the nightly outlook and anything else is a bonus. He remains a very reliable mid-round value. Thomas Bryant did not do much in comparison, seeing just 14 minutes, during which he tallied four points, five rebounds and a steal. Bryant's workload will increase with time, just hang in there as he should be good for mid-round value as well when he receives 30 minutes a night.
February 23, 2020, 9:45 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel blocked five shots in 16 minutes of action in Sunday's blowout victory over the Spurs.
Noel scored 10 points with one rebound and one steal on 5-of-5 shooting. He remains a middle-round option even when he is seeing less than 20 minutes per game due to his monstrous defensive stats and efficiency.
February 23, 2020, 9:44 pmIsh SmithPG, Washington Wizards
Ish Smith continued to flash his under the radar value vs. the Bulls on Sunday, going for 10 points (3-of-5 FG), five assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals, one block and one turnover.
Smith has been getting the lion's share of the point guard minutes, settling in at just under 30 a night since the trade deadline, and that should be enough opportunity for late-round numbers in 12-team formats. If you are in need of low-end guard stats you could do a lot worse.
February 23, 2020, 9:43 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams put up 21 points with 14 boards on 8-of-12 shooting in a 131-103 win over the Spurs on Sunday.
Adams played 27 minutes and added one steal to the stat sheet. Adams could be turning the corner and looks like a potential top-50 option for the remainder of the season.
February 23, 2020, 9:38 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Rui Hachimura was serviceable against the Bulls on Sunday, dropping 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four turnovers.
Hachimura has a decent opportunity in front of him to close out the season for the Wizards and makes sense as an end of the roster option in standard leagues. His role as the second option is stable, and if Bradley Beal were to miss games he would have even more upside.
February 23, 2020, 9:37 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put up 14 points with six boards in 18 minutes in an embarrassing loss to the Thunder on Sunday.
Gay knocked down all five of his attempts from the stripe and added two assists and one steal to the box score. He is more of a deep-league option, so he can be left on the wire for leagues with 16 teams or less.
February 23, 2020, 9:33 pmDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray scored zero points on 0-of-7 shooting on Sunday in what seemed to be an off night for the Spurs overall as they got blown out by the Thunder.
Murray played 21 minutes and added three rebounds, seven assists and one steal to the box score. No one on the Spurs scored more than 14 points, so we can chalk this up as a fluke game. Expect Murray to bounce back next game as he remains a middle-round value.