Fantasy News

  • Gorgui Dieng
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Gorgui Dieng scored 10 points with two rebounds and one block in 19 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    It's difficult to judge this box score since it was a blowout from the start of the game. Dieng is coming off of back-to-back double-double performances and scored 14 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks in 28 minutes on Monday. Dieng should be held in all formats while Brandon Clarke (hip) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (knee) are sidelined.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George struggled from the field in his limited minutes on Wednesday, but still managed 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting, one rebound, four assists and three steals.

    George is still on a minutes limit which will hamper his production until he gets ramped back up. Patrick Beverley was also on a minutes restriction and scored 11 points with five rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes of action.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas double-doubled on Wednesday with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 10 boards in a 140-112 blowout loss to the Rockets.

    Valanciunas bounced back after being held to five points and seven rebounds on Monday. Valanciunas will have to step up for the Grizzlies with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke out of the lineup. Valanciunas is a top-60 player on the season in only 25.8 minutes per game and should finish the season in that range with a boost in the short term.

  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan did his best to lead the the Spurs in Wednesday's 109-103 loss to the Mavs, ending the contest with 27 points (9-15 FG, 0-1 3PT, 9-9 FT), eight rebounds, nine assists and one steal.

    DeRozan continues to perform at a high-level when he's on the court, and any signs of back spasms seem to have disappeared. DeRozan has been a top-40 player on the season and has put up top-20 numbers over the last two weeks.

  • Kyle Anderson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Kyle Anderson scored seven points with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 18 minutes on Wednesday.

    Anderson has the ability to post across-the-board production, but isn't great in any category outside of steals. He is a top-100 player over the past two weeks and will have a boost in value while Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke are sidelined. He can be added in 14-team leagues as a low-upside steals specialist until the Grizzlies get healthy.

  • Marco Belinelli
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    Marco Belinelli technically fills the stat sheet on Wednesday by collecting 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-6 3PT), eight rebounds, and punching in just one assist, steal, block and turnover.

    With LaMarcus Aldridge sitting this one out, Belinelli had some room to play off the bench and contributed from behind the arc and on the glass. Despite tonight's performance, he is someone that can be left on waivers in standard leagues.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Even though he suffered an ankle sprain on Monday, Bam Adebayo did not look too slowed on Wednesday as he flirted with a triple-double, recording 22 points (6-of-13 FGs, 10-of-15 FTs), 10 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 33 minutes.

    Bam's line was soured by his .667 shooting from the line and his four turnovers. However, you should train your eyes on those minutes and his actual production. Bam owners should feel confident to keep slotted in as usual in their lineups.

  • De'Anthony Melton
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    De'Anthony Melton started on Wednesday and scored nine points with seven boards, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Melton got the start in a small-ball lineup vs. the Rockets with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke sidelined. Melton is worth holding in standard leagues as a steals-specialist with upside. He should be a top-100 player in 26 minutes per game given his strong per-minute production. He will have to fight Josh Jackson (five points and five rebounds in 23 minutes on Wednesday) for playing time, but it looks like he has the inside track and is the safer option over Jackson.

  • Lonnie Walker IV
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    Lonnie Walker IV made the most of his start on Wednesday night, finding himself with 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-2 3PT), three rebounds, two assists and three blocks at the end of the contest.

    Walker had a respectable night while filling in for LaMarcus Aldridge. While he likely isn't someone of interest outside of the deepest leagues, he has interesting potential when he sees minutes. It's worth noting he has picked up four blocks over his last two games from the guard position.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk saw just 16 minutes as a starter on Wednesday, but that didn't stop him from putting up a solid effort with 11 points on perfect 4-for-4 shooting from the field (3-of-3 from deep).

    Olynyk filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. He's been worth owning in standard leagues but be sure to give him a short leash in case his production drops off.