April 19, 2018, 12:19 amJames HardenSG, Houston Rockets
James Harden scored 12 points but shot 2-for-18 to go with four rebounds, seven assists, three steals, three blocks and a 3-pointer in the Rockets' Game 2 win over the Wolves on Wednesday night.
Harden was incredible in Game 1. His follow-up performance didn't quite live up to the standard the Beard set this past Sunday. Harden shot just 11 percent from the floor and hit 1-of-10 on 3-pointers. He managed to help out everywhere else though including an uncharacteristic three blocks and three steals. While the Rockets seem to take turns burying Minnesota, it could be Harden's turn once again for Game 3 on Saturday night.
December 10, 2019, 12:08 amDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford hit 7-of-9 field goal attempts in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday on his way to 14 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.
Outside of steaming for field goal percentage and blocks, Gafford is currently off the standard league radar. If the Bulls were to lose Wendell Carter Jr. or Lauri Markkanen for any length of time, though, Gafford could be a Jarrett Allen-type as a fill-in.
December 10, 2019, 12:02 amDenzel ValentineSF, Chicago Bulls
Denzel Valentine played 23 minutes off the bench and had 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting, two rebounds, two assists and three triples on Monday in a loss to the Raptors.
Valentine has been a part of the rotation once again for a few weeks. It seems like he's played himself back into shape after missing all of last season. However, the Bulls will be getting Otto Porter and Chandler Hutchison back before too long. So, this deep-league value that Valentine is providing will likely be short-lived. Meanwhile, Coby White went 0-for-7 from the field (0-for-5 from deep) with eight rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes for a strange stat line.
December 9, 2019, 11:53 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky had a double-double on Monday night in a close loss to the Raptors as he put up 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, three rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
That's a great game from Satoransky, who has been trending up lately. He's a very safe, late-round point guard with good assists, steals and free throw percentage. He also has a history of strong field goal percentage for a guard, so there's hope for improvement there, too.
December 9, 2019, 11:52 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio double-doubled with 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with four rebounds, 14 dimes and two 3s in Monday's 125-109 win over the Wolves.
Rubio is on a bit of a heater with tonight's performance being his third straight double-double. As long as he's healthy the Spaniard should continue to be a strong source of assists, with and reliable peripherals moving forward.
December 9, 2019, 11:49 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine started hot on Monday, scoring 20 first-half points but couldn't add to the total in the second half while Bulls lost 92-93 to the Raptors.
LaVine ended up shooting just 6-for-18 (5-for-7 FTs), but he added 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers. LaVine is now very close to where he was ranked last season (40s/60s in 8-cat/9-cat) with the only differences being more threes in exchange for worse efficiency.
December 9, 2019, 11:48 pmAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes returned to action on Monday after missing more than a handful of games with a left calf strain and produced 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, two 3s, one assist and one block in 15 minutes.
This was a nice first game back for Baynes, who was in the midst of the season of his career prior to getting stifled by injury. He should still be a strong play moving forward, but will see a dip once Deandre Ayton (suspension) gets back to the hardwood.
December 9, 2019, 11:43 pmMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges (left finger sprain) logged 32 minutes off the bench on Monday and stuffed the stat sheet with nine points (3-of-7 shooting) with eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.
After a slow-ish start to the season, it appears that Bridges has found his groove in recent games. He's worth an add in standard leagues on the strength of his recent run.
December 9, 2019, 11:36 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns posted another big line to the tune of 33 points, 15 boards, two assists, two blocks and two triples, but it wasn't enough as the Wolves lost 109-125 to the Suns on Monday.
KAT continues to churn out insane value in fantasy as the No. 3 player in 9-cat leagues on teh year. He gets it done everywhere and is one of the best offensive players in the league.
December 9, 2019, 11:34 pmAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins played through a thumb sprain against the Suns on Monday and scored 23 points on 8-of-18 shooting while adding four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Wiggins has been a pleasant surprise in fantasy circles this season and the two blocks tonight have actually been the norm for him. He's supplementing his 24.5 points with 3.4 assists, 1.3 blocks and 2.2 3s on .453 shooting which have him nested inside the top-75.
December 9, 2019, 11:33 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
J.J. Redick was awful in a loss to the Pistons on Monday, going 1-for10 from the field (1-for-8 from deep) with two rebounds and four assists.
This is as bad as it gets for the veteran sharpshooter. The only way is up for him after this abysmal performance. He should deliver a more serviceable line in his next game.