April 12, 2018, 1:31 amAron BaynesC, Boston Celtics
Aron Baynes led the way in Wednesday's 110-97 victory over the Nets, scoring a career-high 26 points on 12-of-23 from the field to go with 14 rebounds in only 20 minutes of action.
The Nets typically struggle against burlier bigs, but even this was a bit much from Baynes. He wound up playing in 81 games this season, giving him total-season value inside the top-220 thanks to 5.6 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and a .568 shooting mark. From a per-game standpoint he was just a top-300 guy but was helpful for any deep league owners who needed rebounding throughout the year. His semi-permanent placement in the starting five also helped, and he could be a very important piece in the playoffs depending on what matchups Boston draws.
December 13, 2019, 9:51 pmDerrick FavorsPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Derrick Favors (personal) started and played 15 minutes in his return to action for the Pelicans on Friday and produced eight points and eight rebounds.
Favors was active on the glass in his limited minutes, which is a positive sign. Expect the minutes to ramp up soon and with it, his usage and production.
December 13, 2019, 9:49 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela had 10 points (5-for-9 shooting), 11 rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes on Wednesday as the Rockets defeated the Magic.
It was a solid night for Capela, as the double-double was his 16th of the season – eighth most in the league so far. The Swiss big man is enjoying a breakout season on the glass and Wednesday's game seems to be the floor for his production.
December 13, 2019, 9:46 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker notched a double-double in Wednesday's win over the Magic with 12 points, 11 rebounds, three triples, two steals and one assist.
Tucker has been enjoying a career season so far, averaging a career-high 36 minutes per game which is powering his top-50 value. It is fair to be concerned if he can keep this up so don't hesitate to sell him for a player more consistently in the top-50 for fantasy.
December 13, 2019, 9:45 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe has been diagnosed with a right shin contusion and will not return to Friday's game.
He left the game in the third quarter and produced 12 points (3-of-6 shooting) with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 17 minutes.
Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 9:43 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe limped off to the locker on Friday and was in need of assistance.
Bledsoe was helped off the floor by Giannis Antetokounmpo and moved gingerly with the help of some training staff.
Source: @SnellSZN on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 9:42 pmBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
Ben McLemore played 27 minutes off the bench in the Rockets' win on Wednesday, scoring 18 points (6-for-7 shooting), with six three-pointers, two assists and a rebound.
McLemore seems to be carving out a role on this team as a three-point sniper off the bench – one previously occupied by Gerald Green. Continue looking him as a deep-league option good for threes and points, especially while Eric Gordon is out.
December 13, 2019, 9:39 pmEvan FournierSF, Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier kept the heat on with Wednesday's performance, totaling 27 points (10-for-18 shooting), six three-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and a steal as the Magic fell to the Rockets by a score of 107-130.
Fournier has been on an insane tear this year and that continued in this one. You can try and sell him high, but it appears he may be in for a career year so only sell him if it's truly high for a top-30 talent in return.
December 13, 2019, 9:35 pmJonathan IsaacPF, Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac compiled 10 points (4-for-7 shooting), three rebounds, an assist and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.
It was a relatively quiet night for Isaac, who was given the laborious task of guarding James Harden for most of the night. That likely explains the lower production and you can keep Isaac in your lineups as a defensive specialist with threes and rebounds.
December 13, 2019, 9:31 pmKhem BirchC, Orlando Magic
Khem Birch scored four points, five rebounds, two blocks and an assist across 32 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.
Birch's run of heavy rotational minutes are coming to an end with Nikola Vucevic due to return soon. Neither he nor Mohamed Bamba, who had nine points and six rebounds in 15 minutes, managed to make a case for an expanded role once Vucevic returns.
December 13, 2019, 9:28 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo started the second half of Friday's game after briefly leaving due to right groin discomfort.
Biyombo is has had deep-league value as a starter for Charlotte.
Source: Hornets PR on Twitter