March 3, 2019, 1:41 amGary Harris - G - Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris returned to the starting lineup on Saturday night but underwhelmed with eight points (3-of-9 shooting), two assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 26 minutes.
Harris was able to check off the cash counters tonight but his trademark efficiency was nowhere to be found. The injuries have really taken his season off the rails and fantasy owners who have hung on should be hoping for late-middle round numbers going forward. Malik Beasley scored eight points in 22 minutes off the bench while Will Barton scored eight points in 32 minutes as a starter. The emergence of Beasley has really thrown in a wrench into things for Denver's wing group, at least from a fantasy perspective. He's too good to drop from the rotation so the three might either rotate good lines or cannibalize one another like we saw here.
March 21, 2019, 1:58 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden destroyed the Grizzlies on Wednesday despite losing 126-125 in overtime as he had 57 points on 18-of-39 shooting.
He hit nine triples and made all 12 of his attempts from the line. He also added seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks to the stat sheet. Harden is the No. 1 fantasy player even in 9-cat formats despite the huge turnover ratio, and the historic season just keeps getting better game-by-game.
March 21, 2019, 1:52 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul put up 18 points with seven rebounds and seven assists on 6-of-17 shooting in an overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
He made two 3-pointers and added one steal to the box score. Paul is still a top-20 value on the season, but his ceiling is obviously limited due to the usage and dominance of James Harden. However, he is still one of the top fantasy point guards as always.
March 21, 2019, 1:45 amIman Shumpert - G - Houston Rockets
Iman Shumpert started for Eric Gordon (rest) on Wednesday and put up four points and two steals in 23 minutes of action in a loss to the Grizzlies.
He is not worth owning in any formats and he did not pay dividends for anyone that picked him in DFS for this one.
March 21, 2019, 1:43 amDamian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard scored 33 points on 9-of-18 shooting (6-of-12 3PTs, 9-of-10 FTs) with five rebounds, 12 assists and two steals over 30 minutes in the Blazers' 126-118 win over the Mavs on Wednesday.
Lillard is going to go off with C.J. McCollum out whenever he is on the floor, so keep an eye on the standings and root for the Blazers to keep having meaningful games.
March 21, 2019, 1:42 amMaurice Harkless - F - Trail Blazers
Moe Harkless scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 25 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.
Harkless can pop off like this pretty much at any time but he also has a well-known knee issue that might be prime for games off. With no action until Saturday it just adds to the risk profile, but with production like this and C.J. McCollum out there's a lot to like.
March 21, 2019, 1:37 amMike Conley - G - Memphis Grizzlies
Mike Conley put up 35 points with five rebounds and eight assists on 12-of-23 shooting in an overtime win against the Rockets on Wednesday.
He made six of his nine attempts from deep and made all five of his attempts from the line. Conley has been a top-15 value over the past month and looks to be one of the most reliable point guards to own heading down the final stretch of the season.
March 21, 2019, 1:32 amJonas Valanciunas - C - Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas put up a career-high 33 points with 15 rebounds in a 126-125 overtime win over the Rockets on Wednesday.
He shot 10-of-19 from the field and 13-of-17 from the line and continues to dominate for the Grizzlies. He should put up middle-round value for the remaining 11 games and will be a highly coveted center option heading into next season.
March 21, 2019, 1:31 amJake Layman - F - Trail Blazers
Jake Layman started once again with C.J. McCollum (knee) out and scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and one block in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.
Layman has struggled with his shot over the last week but when he was humming a few weeks ago he ran as a late-round guy. A bounceback from his 24 percent shooting over the last week could coincide nicely with additional playing time, but keep in mind that the Blazers don't play until Saturday against the Pistons.
March 21, 2019, 1:29 amEnes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers
Enes Kanter double-doubled with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Mavs.
The Blazers need additional scoring with C.J. McCollum out so Kanter will become a bit more useful for them, but he's still playing behind Jusuf Nurkic (22 minutes, 13 points, 10 boards) so any upside is capped. Give him a look if his proficient categories can help you.
March 21, 2019, 1:27 amSeth Curry - G - Trail Blazers
Seth Curry hit 8-of-16 shots (including four threes) for 20 points, five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 28 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Blazers.
Curry is on the radar as a guy with late-round credentials with C.J. McCollum out, so depending on your category needs he has some wiggle to his value. And in a small sample size anything is possible for a scorer on a team that needs scoring.