November 12, 2019, 1:19 amD'Angelo RussellPG, Golden State Warriors
D'Angelo Russell was explosive on offense again in Monday's 108-122 loss to the Jazz, pouring in 33 points on 13-of-25 shooting while adding two rebounds, eight assists, a steal and five 3-pointers.
Russell has the ultimate green light to fire away and he was converting on some beautiful plays tonight. The only thing preventing him from reaching early-round value would be an injury as the Warriors need Russell to score 30 on a nightly basis for a chance to win any games this year.
December 10, 2019, 11:07 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn led the Heat with a career-high 36 points (14-of-26 shooting FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), six rebounds, three 3s, four assists and one steal in Tuesday's 135-121 OT win over the Hawks.
Nunn is making a case to be included in the ROY conversation with a performance like this one. He's been one of the better FA adds so far this season and is looking like a lock for solid standard-league value ROS.
December 10, 2019, 11:06 pmMichael Porter Jr.PF, Denver Nuggets
Michael Porter Jr. played his highest minutes total in over a month on Tuesday night, putting up six points (2-of-7 FGs, 3-of-2 FTs) and six rebounds in 14 minutes as the Nuggets lost to the Sixers.
Fantasy managers came into the season with cautious optimism that Porter might be a breakout player in the way that Ben Simmons had after sitting out his first year. That's obviously about as far from reality as can be. Porter just hasn't gotten consistent minutes on the deep Nuggets roster. And even if his minutes were to double to 17 per game, he wouldn't be worth an add. Porter has just five 3-pointers, three blocks and zero steals for the season.
December 10, 2019, 11:03 pmDuncan RobinsonF, Miami Heat
Duncan Robinson was en fuego on Tuesday, torching the Hawks with 10-of-14 shooting from deep (career-high) en route to 34 points (career-high) on 12-of-16 shooting.
Robinson also added three rebounds, four assists, one block and zero turnovers to the box to round out his career line. He's paid his dues and is now reaping the benefits of his hard work. Robinson is worth an add in all formats right now based on the strength of his recent play.
December 10, 2019, 10:58 pmTyler HerroPG, Miami Heat
Tyler Herro missed all six of his shot attempts from the field to stay scoreless with just one assist and one steal to his name in Tuesday's OT win over the Hawks.
Herro was coming off a hot streak and was once again a hot pickup prior to tonight, so this horrible performance stings like a teaspoon of vinegar into your eye. He's going to have ups and downs but should remain a solid choice as a 3s streamer in most cases.
December 10, 2019, 10:39 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham hit six triples on his way to a team-high 29 points on 9-of-19 shooting and one rebound, six assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes in a 114-107 win over the Wizards on Tuesday.
Graham really has just about everything a star fantasy point guard should have. He's just missing a palatable field goal percentage and a good steal rate. There's no reason to think he doesn't keep this up at this point.
December 10, 2019, 10:30 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier handed out seven assists, pulled down eight rebounds and scored 17 points (5-of-14 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) in 38 minutes in a home win over the Wizards on Tuesday.
Rozier missed six threes tonight, and while he's known as a poor field goal percentage player, he deserves credit for shooting a career-high 42.9 percent this season. Overall, he's doing about exactly what most expected of him this season as a solid mid-round player.
December 10, 2019, 10:19 pmNicolas BatumSG, Charlotte Hornets
Nic Batum left Tuesday night's game with left hand discomfort in the fourth quarter and did not return.
We'll have to see if this is related to his previous injuries to his hand and just how severe the issue is. Batum's night ended with just two rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes.
Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter
December 10, 2019, 10:10 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo had a 13-point, 15-rebound double-double in 24 minutes on Tuesday as the Hornets beat the Wizards.
Biyombo continues to start and help a little in boards, blocks, field goal percentage and turnovers, but he's just a streamer due to his limitations everywhere else, including minutes played. Cody Zeller has been getting about the same minutes allotment off the bench, and he double-doubled to night as well, going for 14 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and a three in 22 minutes.
December 10, 2019, 10:10 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray will not return to Tuesday's game due to a trunk contusion.
Murray was able to log only five minutes before sustaining the injury. He missed his only shot attempt, a trey, and was able to pull down one rebound during his brief stint.
Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter
December 10, 2019, 10:00 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans continued to drain threes, making eight more on Tuesday in a 107-114 road loss to the Hornets in which he also had 32 points (11-of-18 FGs), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes off the bench.
That makes it at least four 3-pointers in 11 of Bertans' last 13 games. In 9-cat leagues, he's been the 13th-best player over the past month. It's quite a shock, and it won't last, so either enjoy it while you can or sell high if you happen to have picked up Bertans at the right time.