• Anthony Davis
    F/C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis will sit out Saturday's game against the Lakers for rest purposes.

    Davis played only 20 minutes last night, and if the league is going to continue forcing the Pelicans to play him then there's no chance we see AD in any back-to-backs going forward. Between that and his limited playing time, Davis won't come close to the elite production that fantasy owners know him for. Julius Randle, Cheick Diallo and Jahlil Okafor are the beneficiaries whenever Davis sits and the latter two are interesting pickup options with Davis' new workload opening up tons of playing time.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

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  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Keita Bates-Diop slowed down substantially on Friday, missing all seven of his shots to finish scoreless in 16 minutes.

    Despite Andrew Wiggins missing this one, KBD saw a six-game low in playing time and had his performance bottom out to match. His surprising middle-round run over the last couple of weeks came to a screeching halt tonight, and it wouldn't be a shock if Bates-Diop returned to fleeting deep-league relevance going forward. You can give him another game or two just in case this, and not the random five-game burst, is the aberration.

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul donned some of his vintage form on Friday as he dropped a season-high 30 points on 11-of-20 shooting, with four rebounds, one 3-pointer, seven dimes and two blocks.

    This was a sweet make-up game for his 4-point disaster vs. the Pacers on Thursday. As things stand, CP3 is looking solid as a top-30 value play while he's healthy (knocks on wood).

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander woke up with a fantastic game in Friday's 139-127 win over the Wolves with a career-high 29 points (8-of-13 FGs, 12-of-12 FTs), five rebounds, one 3-pointer, two assists and one steal.

    Wow. Talk about a bounce-back SGA has been floundering in the rankings lately, edged out of the top-200 last week. This strong showing may not be enough to slam his buy-low window shut just yet, but is a stern reminder of the tantalizing upside he brings to the table.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo had a light night of work in Friday's 119-91 thrashing of the Clippers, scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer in just 26 minutes.

    The Bucks came out on fire and ended this one early, which explains the lack of defensive numbers. Antetokounmpo is producing second-round value on the season, but that's almost entirely because of his atrocious .591 mark at the free throw line on 11 attempts per game. Unfortunately, The Greek Freak is a full-fledged punt-FT guy, which is going to prevent him from hitting his ceiling and his fantasy ADP despite the excellent numbers elsewhere.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo took advantage of a favorable matchup against the Wizards' thin frontcourt and bullied them for a career-high 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting with 14 rebounds and two blocks on Friday.

    Adebayo has held steady with top-60 value on the season but could rise in the rankings as gets more comfortable with his role with the Heat – especially if he keeps raising the bar with lines like this one tonight.

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo was able to produce 11 points, five rebounds, four steals and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes on Friday.

    DiVincenzo remains a late-round value on the year but figures to fade back to deep-league territory with Khris Middleton back. DiVincenzo took advantage of ample garbage time tonight so despite the solid line, his arrow is pointing down. Middleton had 17-6-5 on 7-of-9 shooting.

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez's shot was errant on Friday, as he went 2-of-12 from the field and came up empty from deep to finish with six points in 25 minutes.

    The Bucks steamrolled the Clippers so there's not too much to get worked up about, and he at least provided three blocks. His minutes have been down following a two-game absence but there's not much to worry about with BroLo.

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro was in the zone on Friday, connecting on 10-of-18 shooting with two 3s, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Herro has been a top-180 play in 9-cat so far this season, but is someone to keep an eye out for his post-ASB breakout potential.

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard turned in 17 points (5-of-14 FG), five rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes on Friday.

    Leonard is still sitting with first-round value despite a big drop in shooting percentage, where he's down at .439 after never finishing a full season below .468 from the field. His knee is a concern but Leonard, for his lofty standing, still has room to improve when those numbers even out. Most of the other Clippers were bad tonight, with Paul George scoring 13 points with seven boards in 31 minutes, Lou Williams netting 11 points and Montrezl Harrell capped at 11 points and a block. Milwaukee blew this one open early so don't read into this much.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. logged 27 minutes off the bench and chipped in five points, one trey, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in Friday's win over the Wizards.

    The Heat got a lot of value off their bench with coach Erik Spoelstra using a nine-man rotation. DJJ is someone to consider in deep leagues if he continues this across-the-board production.