May 9, 2019, 1:29 amClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela stayed quiet on Wednesday, posting just six point on 3-of-10 shooting with 14 rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes.
Capela's impact, or lack thereof in this series has been an eye-opener. So far, the series has been about a 3-point shootout between the stars of both teams, keeping Capela and his skill set out of the limelight. With Kevin Durant (right calf strain) possibly missing Game 6, the Rockets may want to feed Capela the ball a bit more in the post to abuse a less defensively capable Kevon Looney or Jordan Bell.
February 28, 2020, 11:53 pmBrandon KnightPG, Detroit Pistons
Brandon Knight connected on 7-of-14 from the field on Friday, ending with 19 points, four assists, a steal and five triples against the Suns.
Knight played 25 minutes tonight and has now seen 20-plus in his last three games, putting him on the map in deeper leagues if you need points and threes. Don't expect much more than that but he's viable in certain builds.
February 28, 2020, 11:52 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn had 16 points and three assists in the Heat's victory over the Mavs on Friday.
He only got 21 minutes, compared to Goran Dragic's 32, but still managed to put up decent numbers. Nunn owners have to be discouraged by this effort, as he had been on a little hot streak of late. He had been playing so well, in fact, that he ranked inside the top-40 over the last two weeks. This should just end up being a blip on what has otherwise been a very solid season for the undrafted rookie out of Oakland (Michigan).
February 28, 2020, 11:50 pmJohn HensonPF, Detroit Pistons
John Henson picked up four fouls in just 19 minutes of Friday's start against the Suns, but he did manage seven points, four rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Henson's cracking late-round value since getting traded to Detroit, thanks entirely to solid efficiency and blocks. He's averaging 1.1 swats in just 14.6 mpg on the year and should be able to consistently provide specialist appeal.
February 28, 2020, 11:47 pmSekou DoumbouyaPF, Detroit Pistons
Sekou Doumbouya played 20 minutes on Friday night, notching six points, three rebounds and a steal.
Doumbouya has yet to earn the trust of the coaching staff, and while it's possible that he breaks out in silly season there's just not enough there to make him more than a luxury hold right now. The upside remains tantalizing and the minutes he does earn this year will benefit him down the line, but it's tough to project him as more than a deep-league asset over the next few weeks as things currently stand.
February 28, 2020, 11:45 pmDillon BrooksSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Dillon Brooks dropped 32 points, a block and three 3-pointers on the Kings before fouling out in Friday's 101-104 loss.
It's a tough loss to a beatable opponent, and the Grizzlies are starting to fall back towards the pack in the playoff race. Brooks is a gunner, pure and simple, and he has been awful over the last month thanks to a .327 mark from the field, but on the full year he's right on the edge of the top-150. Consider him worth an add if you need points and threes. This could be the start of another hot streak.
February 28, 2020, 11:42 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas double-doubled with 13 points, 25 rebounds, two blocks and a 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Kings.
Valanciunas was a letdown on the offensive end with a 4-for-14 shooting line, but he made up for it with his work on the glass. That's a new career-best in boards for Big Science. Memphis' injuries guarantee JV extra minutes, and he was already a top-60 guy in a modest 25.8 mpg before this added opportunity appeared before him. A big finish could, and should, be on the way.
February 28, 2020, 11:39 pmKyle AndersonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Kyle Anderson had an unimpressive four points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on Friday.
That's not inspiring but Anderson has been a comfortable middle-round play over the last two weeks and still saw 33 minutes. He looks locked in as a starter with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke out, and while his blend of production certainly works better in roto formats it's time to consider Slo Mo a must-add, especially if you need defensive stats, a strong FG% and a smattering of rebounds.
February 28, 2020, 11:36 pmGorgui DiengC, Memphis Grizzlies
Gorgui Dieng logged 23 minutes off the bench on Friday, tallying five points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block.
Dieng shot 2-of-7 from the field but that's skewed by an 0-for-4 mark from deep. He's quietly delivering middle-round value in the last two weeks and is worth deploying as a steady center type while Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke are out — you have another week at least.
February 28, 2020, 11:36 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam had a nice all around game on Friday vs. the Hornets, finishing with 24 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 39 minutes.
Siakam went 5-of-9 from the stripe on Friday, which is the only spot he hurt fantasy owners. He's only getting better overall, though, and has been very good over the last two weeks. During that time, he sits inside the top-30 and should carry a lot of managers into and through the fantasy playoffs.
February 28, 2020, 11:35 pmJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson had a decent deep-league game on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer.
Against all odds, Jackson has returned to the NBA and carved out a rotation spot, posting top-130 value over the last two weeks. He's not for any teams concerned with the percentages but this sort of modest multi-cat line makes him a decent add in 16-team formats.