March 15, 2019, 12:58 amDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell double-doubled on Thursday with 16 points and 10 rebounds while adding a triple and a block.
He went 5-or-10 from the floor and 5-for-5 at the line. Powell has firmly planted himself in the Mavericks' rotation for quite some time now and needs to be owned in all leagues. There's a world where he and Maxi Kleber (11 points with 11 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a 3-pointer) are both productive players in fantasy hoops, but Powell is the guy to own in Dallas.
March 24, 2019, 11:28 pmStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry led the charge in Sunday's 121-114 win over the Pistons, going 9-of-19 from the field for 26 points with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and five triples.
The Warriors tend to go as Curry goes, and despite all the world-class talent around him he's still the engine that makes this team run. Four out of five games this week is still a win for fantasy owners, and Curry should be locked and loaded into all lineups as the Dubs will look to hit their stride before the postseason begins.
March 24, 2019, 11:26 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson hit 10-of-17 shots on Sunday night to score 24 points with three triples against the Pistons.
Thompson's eight-point stinker against the Mavs on Saturday leaves him with a week-long box score that resembles a typical four-gamer, but he did play all five games that the Dubs had this week. That was highly improbable and even with the dud fantasy owners should be happy with the totality of his work. There will be nights off before the season ends but fantasy owners got Klay at 100 percent for a fantasy playoff matchup.
March 24, 2019, 11:23 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green put up 14 points, five rebounds, eight assists and a 3-pointer in Sunday's win over the Pistons.
Green didn't grab any defensive stats and now has just one steal and no blocks over his previous three games, but fantasy owners can't possibly complain since he stunningly played in all five games this past week, including two back-to-back sets. We'd expect some rest days to be on the horizon, but this week counts as a win despite some quieter lines in his last three.
March 24, 2019, 11:19 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant was surprisingly quiet on Sunday night against the Pistons, going just 5-of-6 from the field for 14 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
This is only the third time in Durant's career that he's taken six shots or fewer in a game, and the previous three saw him log 22 minutes combined — he played a typical 35 tonight. The Warriors simply didn't need KD to shoulder much of a scoring burden and he remained effective in the flow of the offense as more of a playmaker tonight. Expect KD to get back to business in the next one.
March 24, 2019, 11:13 pmShaun Livingston - G - Golden State Warriors
Shaun Livingston returned from Saturday's rest day with eight points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting in 16 minutes on Sunday night.
Livingston isn't a fantasy option and we'd expect to see him get at least one more game off from here on out. Again, not like it matters for fantasy players.
March 24, 2019, 11:12 pmKevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevon Looney (right forearm contusion) played on Sunday night, scoring 11 points on 4-of-5 from the field with three boards and a block.
Looney was questionable but ultimately played and gave the Dubs some unexpected scoring pop to boot. He's not a fantasy option these days, even when DeMarcus Cousins rests, as Andrew Bogut (8-5-3 with three blocks and a coast-to-coast finish over Andre Drummond in 24 minutes) has immediately overtaken him on the depth chart.
March 24, 2019, 11:10 pmBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin survived a blowout loss on Sunday with 24 points, six rebounds, eight assists and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
Griffin went 6-of-14 from the field but 9-of-10 from the line, and the lack of defensive numbers has become enough of a regular occurrence that there's no use in hoping for more this deep into the season. While the Pistons would probably like to get him a night off before the postseason, they can't afford to mess around here — the last time they tried that trick it resulted in a loss to the Cavs. Fantasy owners shouldn't sweat too much about potential load management days.
March 24, 2019, 11:00 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard had an effective game on Sunday night, coming off the bench for 20 points, three triples and two steals while shooting 8-of-12 from the field.
Detroit's starters got smoked so Kennard and the rest of the bench group got some extra opportunity, and it's safe to say that he made the most of his 28 minutes. Unfortunately he's alternating good games with Wayne Ellington and Langston Galloway, which means he's incredibly tough to trust in 12-team formats. We saw him ride hot shooting to top-100 value a couple weeks ago but there should be more reliable options on most waiver wires.
March 24, 2019, 10:58 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond had 12 points, 11 rebounds and two steals in Sunday's road loss to the Warriors.
We were expecting a little more since DeMarcus Cousins was out but he at least hit all four free throws to go 11-for-11 from the stripe over the weekend. The Pistons are jockeying for the sixth spot in the East so Drummond shouldn't be looking at any rest unless things resolve themselves unexpectedly quickly.
March 24, 2019, 10:56 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Warriors.
Ellington's bucket was a three, naturally, though he also managed three assists and a couple of steals. He was looking like a dynamite play with two strong performances this week but disappointed fantasy owners with eight points total in Saturday and Sunday's back-to-back set. Langston Galloway was better for the second straight night with 12 points and two threes in 26 minutes.