February 21, 2019, 1:27 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis will play in Friday's game against the Pacers.
New Orleans plays the Lakers on Saturday, and we'd bet on Davis sitting that one out. Unless the NBA rethinks its stance on forcing the Pelicans to play their superstar it's going to be a very awkward environment for the rest of the way. Fantasy owners can plug him into lineups tomorrow but this has the looks of a day-by-day situation, which is going to be a massive headache.
Source: Will Guillory on Twitter
March 24, 2019, 1:04 amBuddy Hield - G - Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield became the Kings' franchise record-holder for single-season threes in Saturday's 112-103 win over the Suns, knocking down seven longballs on his way to 25 points.
Hield now has 243 triples on the season and surpassed Peja Stojakovic's old mark of 240 tonight. The third-year guard continues his meteoric rise and rounded out his line with seven rebounds, a steal and a block on 9-of-20 from the field. The Kings have quietly assembled one of the most talented and promising backcourts in the NBA, though fantasy owners are well aware of Hield's exploits by now.
March 24, 2019, 1:01 amHarrison Barnes - F - Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes posted an efficient 25 points on Saturday, going 10-of-17 from the field with six rebounds and five threes.
Barnes' game remains pretty shallow but if he's scoring efficiently there's not much room to complain. He'll ebb and flow as Sacramento's other forwards do, but the Kings will consistently treat him as a primary scoring option so the bottom should never really drop out. De'Aaron Fox chipped in 13 points, nine dimes and a steal but shot just 3-of-12 from the field.
March 24, 2019, 12:58 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica collected 13 points (5-of-10 shooting), a career-high 17 rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers on Saturday against the Suns.
Bjelica remains an exploitable player on the defensive end but fantasy owners shouldn't care, as he has a multi-faceted game that can shine in extended run — as it did tonight (36 minutes). He's in the top-150 over the last couple of weeks and is worth a look in 12-team leagues, though it should be noted that he's prone to duds given Sacramento's depth at the four/five spots.
March 24, 2019, 12:55 amMarvin Bagley III - F - Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley's 20-point streak ended at three but he still finished Saturday's win with 16 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes.
Bagley was helped by the fact that Willie Cauley-Stein was barely present tonight, but the talented rookie has been a must-start option regardless of WCS' play.
March 24, 2019, 12:54 amBogdan Bogdanovic - G - Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic went 2-for-11 from the field on Saturday night, scoring six points with three assists, two steals and a triple in 22 minutes.
Bogdanovic has been a top-175/220 value (8/9-cat) over the last two weeks and shouldn't be near your lineups in 12-team leagues. Despite late-round numbers on the full season it's been a bumpy finish to the year for BogBog, who hasn't been a top-150 player for well over a month. The Kings are trending upwards in a big way but they'll need Bogdanovic to find his footing again to truly hit their ceiling going forward.
March 24, 2019, 12:50 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds on Thursday but was nowhere to be found on Saturday, notching three points, no rebounds, a steal and a block in 18 minutes.
Deandre Ayton got the best of him and Nemanja Bjelica gobbled up all the available boards, so this one is a game to forget for Cauley-Stein and his fantasy owners. We'll see if he can bounce back tomorrow against JaVale McGee and the Lakers.
March 24, 2019, 12:48 amDevin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker poured in 32 points in Saturday's loss, going 10-of-27 from the field while adding 10 assists, two steals and two triples.
Booker was cooking early but the Kings really put the clamps on in the second half. The efficiency continues to come and go, so while it might not feel like it it's worth pointing out that Booker is shooting a career-best .456 from the field this season. Deandre Ayton added 19 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and a block as the Suns' young duo continues to post early-round numbers.
March 24, 2019, 12:46 amJimmer Fredette - G - Phoenix Suns
Jimmer Fredette made his first NBA appearance since 2015-16 on Saturday night, missing his only shot from the field in four minutes of work.
Nice to see Jimmer back. Even if it means nothing for fantasy, it'll be good for Twitter.
March 24, 2019, 12:44 amMikal Bridges - F - Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges played 34 minutes on Saturday night, dropping 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer against the Kings.
Bridges should be looking at more playing time with Josh Jackson sidelined by a sprained ankle, and he's a nice add in all formats for threes and steals with occasional contributions elsewhere, like we saw tonight. Frankly he's been must-own in all leagues for a while now but his subtle production leaves him under-owned, especially in H2H formats. Fellow rookie De'Anthony Melton chipped in a nice low-end line with three points, three rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer in only 22 minutes. He's a decent flier if you need steals.
March 24, 2019, 12:42 amTroy Daniels - G - Phoenix Suns
Troy Daniels drilled four triples on his way to 16 points in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Daniels went 5-of-11 from the field in his 25 minutes and looks like he'll be a viable 3-point specialist option through the end of the year. He was out of the Suns rotation for much of the year but is back in the mix regularly, which gives streamers yet another option for triples in a league that's flush with deep shooting.