February 11, 2018, 3:55 pm
C.J. Miles was scorching hot in Sunday’s blowout win, picking up 24 points, six triples, two steals and a block in only 18 minutes off the bench.
Miles actually missed his first three shots, including two open looks, but clearly has a short memory. He wound up finishing 8-of-11 from the field and his steal and transition dunk served as the exclamation point on another impressive win for the Raps. The #BenchMob, as coined by Miles himself, came in to start the fourth quarter and pushed a 16-point lead all the way up to 37 before the teams completely entered the benches. Delon Wright picked up six assists, two steals and two blocks in 20 minutes, Pascal Siakam went for nine points, five boards, a triple and a steal in 22 minutes, Fred VanVleet went for 10-3-4 with two threes and a steal in 17 minutes and Jakob Poeltl picked up four points and a swat in 18 minutes. The Raptors boast one of the best benches in the league and Miles is a difference-maker for threes whenever he’s on a run like this.
January 18, 2020, 11:34 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton scored 10 points in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, chipping in seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and a block.
Payton missed both of his 3-pointer attempts otherwise he would have finished the game with a contribution across all statistical categories. With Payton appearing to have temporarily won the starting point guard job for the Knicks, look for him to be an option for teams in need of ball-handling guard.
January 18, 2020, 11:31 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland tallied 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting with five assists, three 3-pointers and eight turnovers on Saturday.
It was an inefficient night for Garland but he was able to bludgeon his way to collect some points, assists and threes. Garland has increased his assists lately and is averaging 5.8 over his past nine games to go with 15.9 points and 2.1 threes. He's worth grabbing in standard leagues and is the preferred fantasy option in the Cavs' backcourt over Collin Sexton.
January 18, 2020, 11:30 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris scored 20 points in Saturday's home loss against the Sixers, chipping in six rebounds and two assists.
Morris continues to grind away and score in New York's crowded frontcourt. With this game, he is scoring almost 25 points per game in the month of January. He can chip in a few rebounds and steals but is main contribution is his steady points and 3-pointers.
January 18, 2020, 11:23 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox scored 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting with eight assists and four rebounds before fouling out in 31 minutes on Saturday.
Fox fouled out late in the game and was the lone bright spot for the Kings in a 123-101 blowout loss. Fox has hit his stride in January with averages of 24.1 points, 5.6 boards, 8.4 assists and 2.0 steals. He's showing that he's capable of returning value on his early-round ADP late in the season.
January 18, 2020, 11:22 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley (left hamstring strain) returned to action for the Jazz on Saturday, seeing 15 minutes of action and producing three points on 1-of-3 shooting (all from deep) with one rebound, three assists and two steals.
It's a good first baby step back for Conley, who will clearly be eased in by the Jazz. He should, in time, eventually make his way back into the starting lineup, which should push Joe Ingles (two points, nine rebounds, 12 assists, 31 minutes) back to a reserve role.
January 18, 2020, 11:18 pmReggie BullockSG-SF, New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock 14 points in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, finishing with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.
With teammate RJ Barrett out this one, Bullock got the start and ended up playing 35 minutes in a tightly contested game. Bullock provides short-term value in Barrett's absence as he can provide decent steals and a few 3-pointers.
January 18, 2020, 11:17 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden put up 34 points (8-of-20 FGs, 16-of-18 FTs) with six rebounds, seven assists, two 3-pointers, one block and six turnovers in Saturday's loss to the Lakers.
Harden put up a solid performance, but it's scary to think that the Lakers held off the Rockets without Anthony Davis. Still, the Rockets are in the thick of the playoff race and expect Harden and his top fantasy value to be a big part of it.
January 18, 2020, 11:13 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker hurt his shoulder and took a trip to the locker room on Saturday but finished the game with six points on 2-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, two 3s and one assist.
Tucker has not been doing enough lately and has fallen out of the top-250 in 9-cat over the past two weeks. He's a drop candidate right now and can be picked up once his game is back in flow.
January 18, 2020, 11:13 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton shot 10-of-17 from the field and 4-of-6 from deep on his way to scoring 26 points with seven rebounds and two assists in a 118-116 loss to the Bulls on Saturday.
Sexton has been on a hot streak the past two weeks, shooting .474 from the field and scoring 23.1 points per game. He doesn't add much outside of points and threes and will be capped at late-round value until that changes.
January 18, 2020, 11:12 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker was fabulous in this one, finishing just one assist shy of a triple-double in Saturday's 123-119 win over the Celtics, chipping in 39 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and finishing 14-of-15 from the charity stripe.
Booker ruined the Celtics' Marcus Smarts' career-night, dropping 39 points on the road and finishing just shy of a triple-double. Everyone knows that Booker can score but the ball handling has steadily improved and he is averaging over six assists a game. He continues to be a top-30 fantasy option and games like these may push him into top-20 consideration.