• Gorgui Dieng
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Gorgui Dieng scored 18 points in 16 minutes on 7-of-8 field goals with a three, a steal and a block in Monday's home loss to the Blazers.

    Dieng has been getting minutes in the teens with Taj Gibson out. And while he doesn't need much time to put up a usable fantasy line, the 15 minutes per game that he's been getting isn't enough to help anywhere except in field goal percentage in a standard league.

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  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel put up 13 points and 12 boards in a 108-96 win over the Blazers on Sunday.

    Noel has outplayed Steven Adams this season and did so once again on Sunday night. Adams put up six points, nine rebounds and four assists on 2-of-6 shooting. Noel added one steal and two blocks to the box score as well. Both guys are worth owning in standard leagues and Adams has a huge buy-low window right now.

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony had a horrible shooting night on Sunday against the Thunder as he put up nine points on 4-of-18 shooting.

    Anthony added eight rebounds and three assists to the stat sheet. He has been a late-round value since his signing and top-70 value over the past two weeks. He is worth owning in all formats, especially now that Rodney Hood is out for the season.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard put up 26 points on 8-of-24 shooting with seven assists in a loss to the Thunder on Sunday.

    Lillard added three rebounds and one steal to the box score. He had an off-night efficiency-wise, as did CJ McCollum who put up 20 points on 8-of-21 shooting. The dynamic duo has been inside top-20 value over the past two weeks.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside put up 14 points with 10 rebounds and five blocks on 6-of-8 shooting in a 108-96 loss to the Thunder on Sunday.

    Whiteside dominated on the glass and on the defensive end, which is a great sign from a guy who was seemingly given up on in Miami. He has put up top-5 value over the past two weeks and has reasserted himself into fantasy dominance.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George stated the he will play on Monday.

    It sounds like he is ready to go and hopefully that is good enough for Doc Rivers and the medical team. While George has been able to produce near first-round value, we have not seen him go on one of his patented top-five runs yet. It may be just around the corner.

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  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen continues to rediscover his jumper, as he went 8-of-15 from the field to generate 22 points, four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and just one turnover on Sunday against the Heat.

    It has taken awhile to happen, but Markkanen has now nailed four 3-pointers in four straight contests. The buy-low window is basically slammed shut at this point, and you should expect more nights like this as Markkanen tries to make up for lost time.

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine had a putrid outing on Sunday as the Bulls lost to the Heat, producing 18 points (5-of-19 FG, 7-of-9 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers.

    Those field-goal percentage and turnovers are too awful to ignore. The game remained close throughout but LaVine was unable to get it going tonight. He will return to his usual mid-round ways in the next one.

  • Kris Dunn
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn was strong on Sunday against the Heat, tallying 16 points (6-of-9 FG, 4-of-5 FT), five rebounds and three steals.

    Dunn is always bringing the steals to the table, and the added benefit of getting to the free-throw line and tallying some points was a bonus. Coby White got hot as he went for 11 points, eight assists and three 3-pointers over 31 minutes. That made Tomas Satoransky an afterthought as he went for six points (2-of-8 FG) and little else over 22 minutes. Satoransky remains a hold, White is just worth monitoring unless you are in a deep league, and Dunn should be considered in 12-team leagues as he is getting consistent minutes and is going to deliver steals with all of that opportunity.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. grabbed 10 rebounds and had one steal against the Heat on Sunday, but was a major disappointment offensively as he scored seven points over 40 minutes.

    Carter is simply failing to get any shot attempts, and until he takes on an active role in the offense his fantasy value is going to be ugly. Double-digit rebounding with good percentages is not going to get the job done by itself. He has also been rather quite as a shot blocker of late as well. Carter's owners are not happy right now.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler scored 23 points on 3-of-14 shooting in 44 minutes in a 110-105 win over the Bulls.

    Butler might have shot inefficiently, but he made 17 of his 21 attempts from the stripe. He makes the right play and has turned the Heat into one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. He is a top-10 asset and has the team around him where he could potentially maintain that value.