March 15, 2017, 7:42 pm
Rudy Gobert was a monster in the paint on Wednesday, blocking four shots against the Pistons in 35 minutes of action.
He finished with 12 points, nine boards and five assists, and hit five of his six attempts from the floor. Gobert has been a revelation this season, anchoring the Jazz’s stingy defense and producing as a top-25 fantasy asset all year. He’ll look to keep the good times rolling when the Jazz visit Cleveland on Thursday.
January 26, 2020, 11:23 pmDoug McDermottSF, Indiana Pacers
Doug McDermott caught fire for the Pacers on Sunday night, making six triples en route to a 19-point performance on 7-of-11 shooting with one rebound and one assist.
Streaky 3-point shooting specialists like McDermott are almost always worth riding out until their hot streak ends. He's making it rain over his last couple of games, so keep rocking him for a boost in that specific category.
January 26, 2020, 11:23 pmCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) had a successful return against the Pacers on Sunday, putting up 28 points (11-of-21 FG), six 3-pointers and five assists.
McCollum jumped right back into the swing of things after missing the past three games and played nearly 36 minutes in this one. It's terrific to see no restrictions and that he was happy initiating the offense. Damian Lillard is on fire, but he more than happy to have McCollum chipping in, and you can count on his scoring abilities delivering mid-round value.
January 26, 2020, 11:21 pmJakarr SampsonSF, Indiana Pacers
Jakarr Sampson drew the start for an ill Myles Turner on Sunday and saw just 17 minutes with an unremarkable three rebounds and two points on 0-for-3 shooting from the field.
Sampson obviously is not worth your time right now, so move on.
January 26, 2020, 10:19 pmDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Facing the Grizzlies on Sunday, Devin Booker continued his scorching hot play in defeat, going for 36 points (11-of-24 FG, 9-of-10 FT), five 3-pointers, five assists and one block.
The broader line was a bit thin, but it is tough to complain about Booker's ability to wrack up infinite amounts of points on strong shooting. The sky is the limit assuming the Suns can hang around the playoff race, although it would be quite the feat to see Booker shoot over 50 percent from the field for an entire season. On the other hand, Ricky Rubio struggled in this game, with five points (1-of-10 FG), five rebounds, three assists and three steals. At least Rubio still delivered those steals and a 3-pointer to save this performance from being a total disaster.
January 26, 2020, 10:10 pmDeandre AytonC, Phoenix Suns
Deandre Ayton shot poorly while totaling 17 points (7-of-19 FG, 3-of-5 FT), but also produced 15 rebounds, three steals and two blocks against the Grizzlies on Sunday.
The shooting was underwhelming but Ayton received nearly 40 minutes on Sunday, and that kind of opportunity is bound to produce massive double-doubles. Ayton's block-rate has advanced well this season, averaging 1.4 per game, and if he maintains that rate he will have no problem delivering early-round value for the remainder of the season.
January 26, 2020, 10:04 pmKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. had a strong across the board performance on Sunday against the Grizzlies, going for 27 points (9-of-10 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.
Oubre received 38 minutes in this matchup, and it looks like he is gradually rounding back into form after missing a couple games due to a concussion. The steals and blocks have not been rolling in since Oubre's return, but the points and rebounds have been there, and he should return to mid-round value in no time.
January 26, 2020, 9:58 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young dominated the Wizards on Sunday, going for 45 points (13-of-24 FG, 13-of-16 FT), 14 assists, six rebounds, six 3-pointers and one steal.
Trae Young can do this against any opponent, and it does not get much easier than facing the Wizards. He has top-15 potential and only seems to be getting better. Keep relying on Young for huge amounts of points, assists and 3-pointers.
January 26, 2020, 9:52 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter impressed on Sunday against the Wizards, doing a bit of everything, including 18 points (7-of-11 FG), six rebounds, four 3-pointers, two assists and two steals.
Huerter can be shaky offensively, but he is consistently nailing 3-pointers, grabs rebounds, and is able to mix in steals and blocks on a night-to-night basis. It all adds up to a standard league option that should be added in 12-team leagues where available. De'Andre Hunter had 25 points (8-of-11 FG, 7-of-8 FT) and two 3-pointers in this one. This was all done against the porous Wizards defense, and we will have to see Hunter do this a few more times before viewing him as anything more than a deep league play.
January 26, 2020, 9:42 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins fouled out in just 22 minutes on Sunday vs. the Wizards, during which he scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had one block.
This was a step back compared to what Collins has been doing of late, but we can't expect top-10 production every night from Collins. Set this line aside and assume he will keep posting early-round value. With Collins limited, that gave some increased opportunity to Bruno Fernando, who also benefited from Alex Lens (right hip flexor strain) absence. Fernando had to exit due to an apparent knee injury but still went for 14 points, 12 rebounds and one block.
January 26, 2020, 9:37 pmBradley BealSG, Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal scored at will on Sunday against the Hawks, putting up 40 points (12-of-22 FG, 15-of-18 FT), six assists, three rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal.
Beal has been on a hot streak over the last three games, topping 35 points in each of them, while averaging over 22 shots a night. He is presumably feeling well-rested after missing several games to start the month. The only worry for Beal's owners is his long-term health at this point, he had been a warrior in prior seasons, and it would be great if he does not miss any games down the stretch. If you have any concerns now is a good time to sell.