February 23, 2019, 4:08 pmJames HardenG, Houston Rockets
James Harden (cervical strain) will be a game-time decision against the Warriors on Saturday night.
He's officially listed as questionable, but we'll likely have to wait until at least pre-game warmups to get any solid information on his status. Chris Paul and Eric Gordon would take on much more usage while Austin Rivers and Gerald Green would see a minutes bump if Harden were to miss.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 9:23 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie led the charge for the Nets with 24 points and six dimes in a team-high 30 minutes of action on Sunday.
Dinwiddie has been phenomenal since Kyrie Irving went down and has asserted himself in the conversation to be an Eastern Conference All-Star. He shot 9-of-21 from the field and knocked down two triples. There is a great sell-high opportunity for Dinwiddie as you might be able to get a top-50 asset for him.
December 15, 2019, 9:18 pmDeAndre JordanC, Brooklyn Nets
DeAndre Jordan put up 13 points and 11 rebounds in a 109-89 blowout win over the Sixers on Sunday.
Jordan shot 6-of-9 from the field and added two assists and one steal to the box score. Jarrett Allen got outshined by Jordan in this one as he put up just eight points and eight rebounds on 3-of-9 shooting. Allen is a better option, but Jordan still holds late-round rebounding and field goal percentage appeal.
December 15, 2019, 9:17 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brogdon had a solid showing on Sunday as he went for 11 points (4-of-11 FG), seven assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one turnover versus the Hornets.
Brogdon only received 25 minutes as the Pacers' bench thrived in this game. Brogdon remains the lead guard in Indiana, but the improved bench play could be cutting into his minutes to a small degree. TJ Warren on the other hand only received 26 minutes and struggled to reach six points (2-of-8 FG), four rebounds and two assists. Warren's questionable ability to fill out the box score beyond points is weighing down his fantasy appeal, especially on lousy shooting nights like this one.
December 15, 2019, 9:14 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford started at center since Joel Embiid (illness) was out and put up 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a loss to the Nets on Sunday.
Horford shot 5-of-15 from the field and missed all six of his attempts from beyond the arc. He added one steal and three blocks to the stat sheet. Horford has been the second-best asset on the Sixers, but has led the charge with top-30 value over the past two weeks.
December 15, 2019, 9:10 pmMyles TurnerC, Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner showed signs of life on Sunday vs. the Hornets as he went for 14 points, ten rebounds, two 3-pointers and five blocks.
You have to go all the way back to November 16 to find the last date Turner grabbed this many rebounds. For once this season Turner actually outperformed his front court competition, as Domantas Sabonis only managed 12 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, although Sabonis still saw eight more minutes of playing time (34 vs 26 minutes). Take this as a sign of progress for Turner, but this is going to be a long process to see Turner return to early-round value.
December 15, 2019, 9:09 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons dropped 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting in 29 minutes of action in a 109-89 loss to the Nets on Sunday.
Simmons added five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal to the box score. Simmons and Mike Scott were the only players to shoot above 50-percent from the field. He is consistently a top-50 option this season and his defensive prowess is helping his value tremendously.
December 15, 2019, 9:02 pmMike ScottPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Mike Scott started for Joel Embiid (illness) on Sunday and put up eight points in 21 minutes of action.
Scott had a better spot start for Al Horford when the Sixers played the Celtics, but he had a solid game on Sunday as well. He shot 3-of-5 from the field and knocked down two triples. He can be used for DFS when he starts for Embiid or Horford, but he is not worth owning in most formats.
December 15, 2019, 9:02 pmAaron HolidayTeam, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday led the Pacers to a 107-85 victory on Sunday over the Hornets, tallying 23 points (6-of-10 FG, 9-of-10 FT), two 3-pointers, six rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes.
Holiday has been on a roll despite a limited role off the Pacers' bench. He is worth a streaming pickup while he is this hot, but it is hard to imagine he can do that much damage in just 20 minutes. T.J. McConnell was also impressive off the bench with 12 points (6-of-10 FG) and eight assists in 23 minutes.
December 15, 2019, 8:55 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo got another start against the Pacers on Sunday, and played well in tallying 11 points, a career-high 17 rebounds, two assists and one block.
Biyombo got some extra run (28 minutes) against the Pacers jumbo front line, and has been adding up to late-round value as a starter for the Hornets. His free-throw percentage will hurt, but he is going to help with traditional big-man statistics, namely field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks.
December 15, 2019, 8:50 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller got the spot start against the Pacers on Sunday, and put together a 19 and 12 double-double along with one block in 29 minutes.
Zeller has now double-doubled in three out of four games for the Hornets, and he is a dependable source for late-round value in standard leagues. He is not going to win you a championship, but you could do worse at the end of your roster. Zeller's 29 minutes should dip down to the lower 20s when PJ Washington and Nicolas Batum return.