• New Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said on Wednesday that newly acquired Jeremy Lin would be the Nets’ “full-time point guard.”

    That’s encouraging without a doubt but Lin’s minutes have seemed to peak at 27 mpg before he starts showing wear and tear.  We’re going to project him higher than that but how much will be determined by his ongoing progress throughout the preseason.  A top-100 season is definitely within his reach. 

Fantasy News

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins dished out nine assists on Wednesday to go with 25 points (10-of-19 from the field), five rebounds and four triples in a 117-110 loss to the Bulls.

    Wiggins shot 1-of-6 from the line and turned the ball over five times to put a damper on an otherwise good night. Wiggins has cooled off after his hot start to the season and is ranked just inside the top-100 on the season. His lack of supporting stats and poor percentages (.439 from the field and .733 from the line) hold back his upside. Wiggins should hover around top-100 value the rest of the way.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell dropped 23 points (8-13 FG, 4-8 3PT) on Wednesday, while tacking on four rebounds, three assists and a steal.

    Mitchell did his damage in just 22 minutes as the game was blowout from the start. The scoring and triples were efficient and we can chalk up the lack of counters to game flow. Mitchell's value is hovering around the top-40 on the year.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns scored a season-high 40 points on 16-of-24 shooting with six rebounds and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes on Wednesday.

    Towns is back on track with 27 or more points in three of his four games since returning from injury. Towns will be a top-5 player moving forward and it is great to see him back to posting monster fantasy lines again.

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier scored 16 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes on Wednesday.

    Napier is locked in as the starting point guard with around 30 minutes a night now that Jeff Teague is in Atlanta. Napier may be traded, but he will be a standard-league player while he is in Minnesota.

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball had a strong outing in Wednesday's 121-117 loss to the Spurs, finishing with 14 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3PT), 12 assists and three steals.

    Ball has been a top-55 player over the last two weeks, and games like this will boost his stock. With Zion Williamson as another option for the young point guard to find, we imagine we'll see more double-digit assist games.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler got to the line 18 times on Wednesday and hit 16 of those attempts on his way to scoring 24 points with 10 assists and seven rebounds in 34 minutes.

    Butler did his damage at the line on Wednesday and provided a high-percentage, high-volume boost to free throw percentage for his fantasy owners. Butler has been on the fringe of first-round value all season and shouldn't fall outside the top-20 moving forward.

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors double-doubled on Wednesday night, ending with 11 points, 10 rebounds and a single steal.

    Favors was able to make an impact in the game despite Zion Williamson entering the fray. The biggest loser here is Jaxson Hayes who saw 16 minutes and only put up nine points and three rebounds with a block.

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic double-doubled on Wednesday with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting and 10 assists in 30 minutes.

    Dragic has held late-round value throughout the season for his points, assists and threes off the bench. His value is at his ceiling though because of the depth in Miami.

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram shot 6-of-22 from the field on Wednesday but still managed 22 points to go with his three rebounds, two assists and a steal.

    Ingram probably tanked your field goal percentage today and didn't add many popcorn stats to make up for it. In his first game with Zion Williamson, Ingram still had plenty of opportunities but just couldn't convert. His usage might take a slight hit as Zion's minutes tick upwards, but there's not need to worry at this point.

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro caught fire from deep, shooting 7-of-9 from beyond the arc on his way to 25 points with three rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes on Wednesday.

    It's certainly fun to own Herro on nights like this, but he is inconsistent because of the depth in Miami. Herro will have late-round value with little upside because of situation in Miami.