November 18, 2018, 9:20 pmEmmanuel MudiayG, New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay shot 5-for-12 to score 12 points on Sunday, adding one rebound and two assists in his 23 minutes.
Can you feel the excitement? He's fine enough as a deep-league option while he's starting but Mudiay is constantly in a precarious position given his woeful shooting. It's been alright so far but veteran fantasy owners are just waiting for that other shoe to drop. At least he's been better than Frank Ntilikina, who went scoreless in 22 minutes tonight.
November 15, 2019, 12:45 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker was strong again with 27 points, three 3-pointers and seven assists as the Suns beat the Hawks 128-112.
The turnovers were high in this one for Booker as he coughed it up seven times but he continued his hot-shooting November making half of his field goals. The shooting clip for the month is still above 60 percent. Obviously, that's not sustainable but if Booker can stay above last season's 46.7% fantasy owners will be thrilled with his outlook.
November 15, 2019, 12:41 amCameron JohnsonSF, Phoenix Suns
Cameron Johnson played 20 minutes on Thursday, scoring 15 points and hitting three triples.
Johnson played more minutes than Mikal Bridges (14) in this contest as Bridges quickly picked up five fouls. That likely won't be the norm, so we can keep Johnson on the periphery. However, he has a chance to be a 3-point specialist if there's an injury on the depth chart ahead of him.
November 15, 2019, 12:38 amDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric scored 23 points (9-of-12 shooting) and grabbed six boards in a win over the Hawks on Thursday.
Saric was very efficient in this contest and has somewhat surprisingly been a top-100 player so far. The profile is good but the game log won't be without warts. Frank Kaminsky also produced well off the bench with Aron Baynes in foul trouble, notching 19 points and six boards. Baynes is a hold and Kaminsky is still a reluctant stream.
November 15, 2019, 12:29 amKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre bounced back on Thursday with 30 points, seven rebounds and two steals to lead the Suns to a win over the Hawks.
Oubre was a guiding force for the team after a horrendous time in the loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. There was pretty good contribution across the board in this one with three assists and a couple triples as well. He should settle in as a top-75 player for the season.
November 15, 2019, 12:23 amDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre Hunter had 14 points (5-of-15 shooting) and an impressive six swipes in Thursday's loss to the Suns.
The steals were huge to save an inefficient scoring night. Hunter is heralded as a great defender on the wing so we hope his fantasy upside comes from a 3-and-D mold. His time isn't now so there will be a lot of growing paints here.
November 15, 2019, 12:19 amDamian JonesC, Atlanta Hawks
Damian Jones was efficient offensively on Thursday with 14 points and eight rebounds on 7-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes.
Jones did turn the ball over five times and commit five fouls, which obviously played a role in his limited minutes and the expanded role for Alex Len, who took advantage of the bump. There may not be a lot to see here for either of those guys, but they could sniff some late-round streaming value.
November 15, 2019, 12:17 amAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
The revenge angle was in full effect as Alex Len put up 21 points and 10 boards in 24 minutes off the bench, but his former team got the last laugh as the Hawks fell to the Suns on Thursday.
Apparently it took a revenge game against his old team for Len to break 20 points for the first time this season. This was his second double-digit scoring output of the year and it just has been a general disappointment in a year where he actually had quite a bit of buzz as a standard-league asset.
November 15, 2019, 12:04 amJabari ParkerPF, Atlanta Hawks
Jabari Parker scored 24 points in 32 minutes on Thursday as the Hawks lost in Phoenix.
Parker has been a good scorer and rebounder and has stepped up well in the absence of John Collins. He's definitely a volume play so while Collins is out he will continue to be a primary scoring option. After that, we'll see.
November 15, 2019, 12:01 amFrank NtilikinaPG, New York Knicks
Frank Ntilikina only played 18 minutes in a start on Thursday, scoring five points on 1-of-4 shooting to go with three rebounds, two assist, a steal and a 3-pointer.
He would have ended the game with only three points if he wasn't put in as a free throw shooter when the Mavs were fouling. Ntilikina dealt with some foul trouble tonight, tallying five fouls in his 18 minutes. He just can't be relied on with Coach Fizdale as he played Dennis Smith (13 points, six rebounds, eight assists and two triples) a whopping 30 minutes tonight. If you think DSJ is going to be consistent, you should think again as the Knicks rotation is a constant mess.
November 15, 2019, 12:00 amKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis had a lackluster shooting night on Thursday, hitting 7-of-17 from the floor on his way to 20 points with 11 boards, an assist, a steal, three blocks and a 3-pointer.
Porzingis will almost certainly fail to return his top-30 ADP, but he'll definitely be better than what he's shown as of late. He's averaging 18.3 points, 2.3 3s, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks on .401 shooting and all of those numbers are great except the efficiency. The concerning thing about this is that the last thing to return for players coming back from a major injury is the efficiency. It's unlikely he finishes the season shooting below .400, but he's never been an efficient scorer from the field so don't expect a drastic improvement there.