December 30, 2018, 5:13 pmDevin BookerG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker (back) is questionable for Monday's game.
Booker suffered a back contusion on Saturday but still managed 27 points and eight assists in 36 minutes, so it'd be a mild surprise if he sat this one out. De'Anthony Melton would get some more breathing room if Booker sat while it'd open up more minutes for Kelly Oubre, Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges as well. Pretty much everyone on the Suns would be looking at more shots. Check back tomorrow for an update.
Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter
November 17, 2019, 9:18 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas was solid on Sunday against the Magic, delivering 13 points, five assists and two steals on 6-of-13 shooting.
This performance was not flashy, but it gets the job done for fantasy purposes. Thomas has settled into a stable role around 30 minutes a night, and considering how high-scoring the Wizards games have been Thomas has an enticing setup to take on a larger scoring load.
November 17, 2019, 9:13 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
On Sunday vs. the Magic, Davis Bertans let it rain from deep as he scored 15 points on 5-of-11 3-point shooting along with eight rebounds and two steals.
We know Bertans will always be good for 3-pointers, but the increased rebounding of late would be a welcome addition to his fantasy game. If you are in need of 3-pointers Bertans is your guy, just don't expect much else from the low thrills fantasy option.
November 17, 2019, 9:12 pmNikola VucevicC, Orlando Magic
Nikola Vucevic scored 30 points with 17 rebounds on 11-of-14 shooting in a 125-121 win over the Wizards on Sunday.
The buy-low window is officially shut for Vucevic, who had a slow start to the season. He is poised for his second consecutive top-20 finish, so congrats if you took advantage of the buy-low opportunity. He added six assists, one block and three 3-pointers to the box score. Aaron Gordon did not quite have the game that Vucevic had, as he put up just 13 points and nine boards on 5-of-16 shooting. Gordon has a buy-low window as he should climb into top-100 territory.
November 17, 2019, 9:05 pmJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. nailed five 3-pointers on his way to 22 points on Sunday, as he made the most of his 23 minutes against the Nuggets.
After a rough shooting night against the Jazz on Friday, Jackson got right back to his strong shooting from 3-point range, and has now hit four or more 3-pointers in three out of his last four games. It would appear JJJ is not going to snag a ton of rebounds (5.4) this season so you'll have to settle for enjoying bounties of 3-pointers and ideally Jackson's blocks (1.1) rise alongside his playing time (26.9 minutes).
November 17, 2019, 8:58 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant had one of his weaker performances on Sunday versus the Nuggets, going for 13 points, six assists, one 3-pointer and four turnovers.
This comes with the territory for a rookie with Morant's considerable talents. Until Morant can start hitting 3-pointers or racking up steals his value is going to be kept in check, but it is apparent that he is only going to get better, and will be a strong finisher in all likelihood this season.
November 17, 2019, 8:52 pmJonas ValanciunasC, Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas managed to double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while chipping in two 3-pointers over the course of 22 minutes on Sunday.
Valanciunas is always able to provide useful production but is still unable to carve out major minutes with the Grizzlies. The blowout was probably the biggest issue restricting his numbers today, but much like every season he spent with the Raptors, it appears we are not going to see Valanciunas get unleashed as a fantasy beast this season either.
November 17, 2019, 8:46 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke did not miss on Sunday, as he went for 19 points (8-of-8 FG), five rebounds and two 3-pointers.
Clarke continues to hum along to solid late-round fantasy value as he regularly posts terrific shooting numbers. After he has a down game or two consider trying to acquire him from an inpatient fantasy owner and enjoy the benefits as the youngster's role increases as the season progresses.
November 17, 2019, 8:40 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray had the definition of a bounce-back performance on Sunday, going for 39 points (14-of-24 FG), eight assists, three steals, one block and zero turnovers.
This was a complete performance to make up for the awful game Murray had against the Nets on Thursday. The scoring in combination with an excellent assist-to-turnover ratio is what we need to see for Murray to live up to early-round billing that has always seemed within reach of Murray's potential.
November 17, 2019, 8:34 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic did little during the Nuggets 131-114 victory over the Grizzlies on Sunday, scoring nine points, handing out eight assists and grabbing five rebounds over 25 minutes.
The game turned into a blowout and Jokic was not pressed to do much in this one. Jokic had been on a strong scoring binge heading into this game, but he just seems incapable of delivering across the board production that used to be his calling card. Don't do anything drastic, in all likelihood Jokic will play his way into elite production.
November 17, 2019, 8:29 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap is crushing it for the Nuggets and kept the momentum going with 23 points (8-of-11 FG), five steals and two 3-pointers on Sunday against the Grizzlies.
This game turned into a blowout and Millsap only saw the floor for 20 minutes, but he did plenty of damage. Millsap has been playing great, but this could be a sell-high moment for the veteran. Despite his advanced age, Millsap can still deliver plenty of fantasy goodness, but his role in Denver is not to score like he has this past week.