• CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum scored 13 points on 5-of-25 shooting with a triple, four rebounds, four assists and a steal on Monday against the Wizards.

    McCollum essentially shot the Blazers out of this game, but he was still a plus-four because of his playmaking abilities. This was just an awful game from the floor for C.J. and he'll be better on the next one.

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  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid lit up the Pistons with 24 points (8-for-18 FGs, 8-for-8 FTs), eight rebounds and a block in just 22 minutes in a 106-86 victory over the Pistons in Philadelphia.

    Embiid looks like he's ready to go for the regular season. He's shown us what to expect out of him over the past few seasons. Optimists will hope for top-10 value on a per-game basis in about 70 games this season. He's a risky pick in the top-15.

  • Norvel Pelle
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Norvel Pelle went 6-for-7 from the field and hit his only free throw, good for 13 points, four rebounds and five blocks in just 12 minutes on Tuesday night in a winning effort.

    Pelle is on a two-way contract right now, so he's not likely to get enough minutes to matter in fantasy this year. However, he did block 3.0 shots per game in under 23 minutes over 36 G League games last season. Just someone to know for the future, though he is already 26. Fellow reserve center Kyle O'Quinn had 11 boards, 5 dimes and two blocks in 14 minutes off the bench.

  • Collin Sexton
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton shot 7-for-14 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Tuesday.

    The Celtics were starting mostly backups and Sexton took advantage, but mostly in the points column. He hasn't shown an ability to fill up the stat sheet just yet outside of points and threes, so he can't be seen as anything more than a late-round pick in standard drafts this season.

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle racked up four more steals and two more blocks in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Thybulle chipped in seven points (2-for-5 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), six rebounds, one assist and one triple in his 25 minutes. Most fantasy players know what Thybulle can bring. It's the insane steals and blocks numbers that he's brought with him from college. He should be in the rotation this season, but he may not get enough run to be rostered in standard leagues quite yet.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood came off the bench on Tuesday and had 19 points (7-for-14 FGs, 5-for-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 24 minutes against the Sixers.

    Wood appears to be fighting for a roster spot, and he's had a pair of games during the preseason that are reminiscent of the incredible stretch he had to end last season. If he finds himself in another rebuilding situation, he could have plenty of value. Otherwise, he's probably just going to put up good games sporadically. His likely competition for that roster spot, Joe Johnson, had just three points in 17 minutes.

  • Tremont Waters
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Tremont Waters shot 10-for-16 from the field for 24 points with two boards, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes of action in a win over the Cavs on Tuesday.

    Waters was hot, combining with Carsen Edwards to account for 54 of the Celtics' 118 points on Tuesday night. He is on a two-way contract after being selected 51st in the NBA Draft. Waters should get ample opportunity in the G-League this season.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown came back to earth with zero assists in Tuesday's 106-86 loss to the Sixers, putting up just six points, six rebounds and a block in 25 minutes.

    Brown had 15 points on six shots and seven assists in the previous game, so tonight was a bit disappointing for those that hope he can increase the assists this season. His defense should keep him on the court, so keep an eye on how he uses those minutes.

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Following up a zero-point performance, Tony Snell went for 17 points (6-for-11 FGs, 3-for-3 FTs), two rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes vs. the Sixers on Tuesday.

    Snell may be the Pistons starting small forward, but games like this will be rare. There are many better options to stream for 1.5 threes per game. Luke Kennard had a decent game with 11 points, three boards, three dimes and two treys in 23 minutes.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson went 1-for-8 from the floor in 16 minutes in a loss to the Sixers on Tuesday, compiling just four points, one rebound, two assists and a block.

    Jackson has long been an inconsistent player, but this one can at least be partially chalked up to preseason resting. He's hanging around until the final rounds in most drafts, and he fits the bill if you're looking for a fourth or fifth guard.

  • Carsen Edwards
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Carsen Edwards shot 10-for-16 from the floor for 30 points with three boards, one block and nine triples in 21 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday.

    Wow. Edwards was unconscious from beyond the arc, going 9-for-15 and putting on an absolute show. Eight of his treys came in the third quarter, where Edwards scored 26 of his 30 points alone. He will play behind Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart at point guard this season, but he is worth being on the radar in deep leagues and a name to stash away in case of injuries. Remember the name.