• Cameron Payne
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Cameron Payne picked up 18 minutes as the backup point guard on Monday but shot just 1-of-10 to finish a loss to the Nets with two points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Well, if nothing else we know that Payne will get his chances to play. A little rust is to be expected after a very long layoff and he’s not likely to round into form in time to become a deep league asset. If your league has 20 teams or more you can keep an eye on him but it’s hard to believe in Payne’s prospects after this kind of performance.

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  • Taurean Prince
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    Taurean Prince scored 18 points to go with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes on Thursday.

    Prince contributed quite well across the board in this contest, which admittedly has not been the case that often for him. He's been tough to get excited about in shallower formats but there is still value in his shooting to keep him around in deeper formats.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie played 30 minutes on Thursday night, scoring seven points, grabbing seven boards and dishing out 13 assists.

    Dinwiddie started next to Kyrie Irving in this contest. He had a good run holding down the fort when Irving was out, but Kyrie will eat into his value and usage, making Dinwiddie more of a late-round play for scoring and assists.

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (hamstring) led the Nets with 20 points on Thursday to go along with four assists and three triples.

    It wasn't actually that impressive of an outing for Irving in 33 minutes. The Nets got caved in with Irving on the floor to the tune of a -26. Irving should put up more impressive lines going forward.

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard picked up a double-double on Thursday with 14 points, 12 rebounds and three defensive counters in a win against the Nets.

    Howard has been a very useful play for rebounds and blocked shots and is putting up perfectly realistic top-100 center stats. JaVale McGee's absence surely played into Howard's production.

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma played through a sore left ankle to put up 16 points and three triples on Thursday night.

    Kuzma didn't get the start as Anthony Davis did get on the floor, but he did at least score a few points. However, his stat set is very limited to points, boards and triples, which just doesn't make him that enticing of a fantasy asset.

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James racked up a triple-double in Thursday's win over the Nets, finishing with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 34 minutes.

    James had a strong outing on a night that Anthony Davis was limited to carry the team to a victory. The efficiency was up there as well, with 11-of-19 shooting. He's a clear top-10 option in 9-category formats.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis was limited to 27 minutes in Thursday's win over the Nets, scoring 16 points and adding 11 rebounds.

    Davis managed to get on the court in this one and had a decent line in limited minutes. He's an elite asset no matter how we slice it.

  • Collin Sexton
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton scored 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples in Thursday's 112-124 loss to the Wizards.

    Sexton has been on a roll lately and tonight marks his fourth consecutive game with at least one 3-pointer made. Over the last two weeks, he's averaging 22.8 points, 3.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.7 3s on .456 shooting. It's unlikely this sticks, but he's been hot from deep and is adding more to his fantasy game than points as of late.

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland scored 13 points on 4-of-17 shooting to go with one rebound, four dimes and three triples on Thursday.

    Garland isn't doing you any favors with shooting splits and it's unlikely that he becomes any more efficient, but he does provide value in triples and dimes. If you can stomach some awful shooting nights, then he's worth an add, but be wary of the drag he'll cause to your field goal percentage.

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. scored 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting to go with 12 rebounds, three assists and two triples on Thursday.

    Nance was able to log the most minutes (28) off the bench and he's shown that he can provide top-100 value when given the opportunity. He's a solid add and hold for now as the Cavs seem to be playing him enough for him to warrant ownership.