April 8, 2019, 1:45 pmDeandre AytonC, Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.
Ayton has missed his last four games and it makes no sense for Phoenix to bring him back for the last game of the regular season. This year's number one overall pick will finish the season averaging 16.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.9 blocks on 58.5 percent shooting in 30.7 minutes. Although he likely won't be this season's Rookie of the Year, he was the highest ranked rookie in fantasy this season finishing as the 34th-ranked player in standard leagues.
Source: Gerald Bourguet on Twitter
December 9, 2019, 12:09 amAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso put up 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting in a win over the Wolves on Sunday.
Caruso added four rebounds, four assists and two steals to the stat sheet. He made two of his three attempts from beyond the arc. He was second on the team in minutes with 30 and he is worth a look in deep leagues.
December 9, 2019, 12:06 amLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James put up 32 points and 13 assists in a win over the Wolves on Sunday.
James shot 12-of-20 from the field and 6-of-8 from beyond the arc. Although Anthony Davis has asserted himself as the top option on the Lakers, James is still a top-10 fantasy asset and underdog MVP candidate.
December 9, 2019, 12:03 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis dropped 50 points on 20-of-29 shooting in a 142-125 victory over the Wolves on Sunday.
Davis added seven rebounds, six assists, four steals and one block to the stat sheet. AD took over this game and led the Lakers to the win.
December 8, 2019, 11:59 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put up 21 points with nine rebounds on 5-of-14 shooting in a win over the Blazers on Sunday.
Gilgeous-Alexander shot 5-of-14 from the field and 9-of-12 from the stripe. SGA is just outside top-100 value on the season and is looking like a late-round scoring specialist. Dennis Schroder chipped in 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting with three triples and two assists. Schroder provides solid scoring and passing value for standard leagues, but is outside top-150 on the season.
December 8, 2019, 11:54 pmChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Chris Paul put up 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting in a win over the Blazers on Sunday.
Paul made two of his six attempts from beyond the arc and added three steals to the box score. He is the best fantasy player on the Thunder this season and is a solid top-30 option.
December 8, 2019, 11:50 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel put up 13 points and 12 boards in a 108-96 win over the Blazers on Sunday.
Noel has outplayed Steven Adams this season and did so once again on Sunday night. Adams put up six points, nine rebounds and four assists on 2-of-6 shooting. Noel added one steal and two blocks to the box score as well. Both guys are worth owning in standard leagues and Adams has a huge buy-low window right now.
December 8, 2019, 11:41 pmCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony had a horrible shooting night on Sunday against the Thunder as he put up nine points on 4-of-18 shooting.
Anthony added eight rebounds and three assists to the stat sheet. He has been a late-round value since his signing and top-70 value over the past two weeks. He is worth owning in all formats, especially now that Rodney Hood is out for the season.
December 8, 2019, 11:37 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard put up 26 points on 8-of-24 shooting with seven assists in a loss to the Thunder on Sunday.
Lillard added three rebounds and one steal to the box score. He had an off-night efficiency-wise, as did CJ McCollum who put up 20 points on 8-of-21 shooting. The dynamic duo has been inside top-20 value over the past two weeks.
December 8, 2019, 11:33 pmHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside put up 14 points with 10 rebounds and five blocks on 6-of-8 shooting in a 108-96 loss to the Thunder on Sunday.
Whiteside dominated on the glass and on the defensive end, which is a great sign from a guy who was seemingly given up on in Miami. He has put up top-5 value over the past two weeks and has reasserted himself into fantasy dominance.
December 8, 2019, 11:15 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George stated the he will play on Monday.
It sounds like he is ready to go and hopefully that is good enough for Doc Rivers and the medical team. While George has been able to produce near first-round value, we have not seen him go on one of his patented top-five runs yet. It may be just around the corner.
Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter