November 24, 2018, 10:41 pmDario SaricF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric came off the bench again on Saturday but set season-highs with 19 points and 14 rebounds against the Bulls, logging 25 minutes and going 8-for-15 from the floor.
Saric added a triple and a steal as well, while Taj Gibson was quiet with six points and two boards in 23 minutes. While there's going to be some ups and downs, as evidenced by Friday's three-point game, Saric remains the power forward to own in Minnesota. He's worth picking up in 12-teamers where he might still be available.
November 13, 2019, 1:24 amNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica double-doubled in a win over the Blazers on Tuesday, putting up 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, 12 rebounds, four assists and three triples in 36 minutes.
Bjelica can really fill up a box score when he gets a heavy workload. While the Kings are banged up in the frontcourt, Bjelica could potentially provide mid-round value as he did for much of last season, so make sure he's not a free agent in your leagues. Richaun Holmes had a good night tonight as well with 11 points, 10 rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks in 31 minutes.
November 13, 2019, 1:14 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic went off for 25 points (8-for-19 FGs, 6-for-7 FTs), 10 assists, three rebounds, four steals and three treys in 32 minutes off the bench in a 107-99 win over the Blazers on Tuesday.
Bogdanovic has a chance to thrive while De'Aaron Fox (left ankle sprain) misses time. He was already heating up before Fox went down, and now he could easily put up mid-round value while Fox and Marvin Bagley are out. Make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire.
November 13, 2019, 1:06 amCory JosephPG, Sacramento Kings
Cory Joseph had just three points on 1-of-6 shooting but added four rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and a three in 38 minutes as he started in De'Aaron Fox's place on Tuesday.
Joseph gave us the reminder that he just doesn't put up many offensive stats even when he gets a lot of minutes. He might be worth streaming for steals and assists, but he's not your typical backup point guard when it comes to replacement fantasy value.
November 13, 2019, 12:58 amAnfernee SimonsSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Anfernee Simons disappeared for the Blazers on Tuesday, making just 2-of-11 shots from the field for five points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes off the bench.
Simons has been a bit of a buzzy name lately, coming off a 20-point explosion on Sunday. He fell back to earth in this one though. We like his upside but he'll need to deliver on a consistent level before he play his way into standard-league relevance. Keep him in mind if you're in 14-team leagues or deeper.
November 13, 2019, 12:55 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside (right foot sprain) returned to action on Tuesday and tallied 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting with seven rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes of action.
Whiteside failed to register any defensive stats, but those should follow soon enough as he gets his legs back. The point is he's back on the court and playing over 20 minutes a night so far.
November 13, 2019, 12:54 amRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio had another huge game in a competitive loss to the Lakers on Tuesday as he went for 21 points (8-for-17 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), 10 assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.
That makes three "20-and-10" games in the last four for Rubio, who is now ranked 28th/25th (8-cat/9-cat) this season. Devin Booker put up 23 points, nine assists, three rebounds and one block in 39 minutes as the two guards continue to thrive next to one another.
November 13, 2019, 12:51 amKent BazemoreSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Kent Bazemore delivered across the board in Tuesday's loss to the Kings with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, one three, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.
Rodney Hood (back spasms) was out, so Bazemore took advantage of the starting nod and gave owners that highly-coveted 1-1-1 steal-block-trey production. He's good for a low-end play but his multi-cat contributions keep him relevant in standard leagues as an end-of-bench glue guy.
November 13, 2019, 12:47 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard scored a team-high 27 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field and 13-of-14 from the line, along with four rebounds, five assists two steals, two 3s and one block in Tuesday's 99-107 loss to the Kings.
Lillard is as stable as they come and this unfortunate loss aside, the prolific scoring guard should continue to be a top-10 play for the rest of the season.
November 13, 2019, 12:45 amAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes put up shooting guard numbers on Tuesday as he hit four triples, scoring 20 points (6-for-10 FGs, 4-for-6 FTs) and adding six rebounds and three assists in a 123-115 loss to the Lakers.
Baynes has been a revelation with Deandre Ayton (suspension) out, and he's ranked 50th/36th (8-cat/9-cat) this season. He's unlikely to bring back much in a trade, so enjoy the remaining 16 games until Ayton returns. Also with a good game in the Suns frontcourt were Dario Saric with 18 points, seven boards, two dimes and four treys in 35 minutes and Frank Kaminsky with 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.
November 13, 2019, 12:34 amKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre had an off night offensively, scoring just one point (0-for-5 FGs, 1-for-2 FTs) and adding just one assist and four rebounds in 19 minutes in a loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
Oubre is hanging around the same spot he was in last year though many took him earlier hoping for a jump in production. There's still time for that, but it doesn't appear that he'll be a major breakout player this season.