• James Harden
    G, Houston Rockets

    James Harden scored 28 points on 7-of-21 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and a steal on Monday.

    At last the scoring streak comes to an end vs. the elite Hawks defense. Harden went 0-for-10 from deep could have shot the Rockets out of the game if he didn't have his stellar 11-point fourth quarter effort. He had the ball at the end of regulation with enough time to go for his 30th point but he opted to dribble the clock out. It's and end to a historic streak that was a thrill ride to be a part of if you owned him in fantasy leagues, but you can bet there'll be some big lines left in the tank from the Beard.

Fantasy News

  • Ivica Zubac
    C, Los Angeles Clippers

    Ivica Zubac was one of the few Clippers to make it out of Friday's game unscathed with 13 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes.

    Zubac doesn't seem like a natural success story against an opponent like the Bucks but he made it work tonight, unlike most of his teammates. The Zubes has been well outside the top-200 of late and is only a 14-16-team option unless you're hunting specifically for boards. Even then, his minutes give Zubac a very shaky floor.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler record his second triple-double of the season in Fridays 112-103 win over the Wizards, tallying 28 points (9-of-16 shooting), 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two 3s, one steal and two blocks.

    Butler has been a fantastic top-20 play so far this season and appears to be in a perfect spot with the Heat to pile on fantasy value for his owners.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen continued his recent mini-run of solid play in Friday's 98-100 loss to the Warriors, going for 22 points, three steals, four 3-pointers and an 8-for-17 shooting line.

    Markkanen remains merely a top-150 player on the full season but has turned things around in the last week and is sitting with more familiar top-70 value. This is his third straight game of respectable efficiency, as well as his third straight with four triples, and it seems like the buy-low window is starting to inch its way closed. His shooting percentage is due for a massive correction, and his points and threes will rise along with it. It should only be a matter of time.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (shoulder) is listed as a starter for the Lakers on Friday.

    Thankfully, AD has managed to keep his probable-to-active/starting streak alive so far. Until otherwise broken, expect said chain of status changes to continue night-on-night.

    Source: Lakers Nation on Twitter

  • Kris Dunn
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn made another start on Friday and came through with nine points, four rebounds, three steals and a block in 29 minutes of action.

    This looked like the year where Chicago would give up on Dunn, but he's bounced back nicely with top-125 returns. As long as he's racking up steals (1.9 per game), he'll be a late-round guy at worst. Injuries to Otto Porter and Chandler Hutchison have opened the door, but to Dunn's credit he's stepped right in.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. wasn't anything to write home about on Friday with four points, 12 rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes of action.

    WCJ has basically been a buy-low option all season long with just top-110 value and comfortable top-60 upside. His blocks, assists and free throw percentage have taken a tumble this season, offsetting gains in field goal percentage, rebounds and points. Carter should get it sorted out in time, and hopefully you're in on the action before that happens.

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans made just 7-of-20 shots from the field in a loss to the Heat on Friday, but did his damage elsewhere, mustering 19 points, 10 rebounds, five 3s, one assist and two blocks.

    Bertans has been a lights-out shooter as of late, catapulting him into fantasy's top-10 last week with 5.7 3s and 22.0 points per game.

  • Moritz Wagner
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Moritz Wagner was fantastic in 31 minutes on Friday, dropping 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist and two steals,

    Wagner is looking a must-add in the wake of the Thomas Bryant three-week minimum absence. He's going to flirt with top-75 value on his good nights, making him a standard-league FA grab.

  • Patrick Patterson
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrich Patterson has been ruled out of Friday's game with back spasms.

    Patterson was a non-factor in the game, going 0-for-3 from the field, leaving him just two rebounds and one assist in seven minutes. He's not fantasy-relevant right now, so you can just move and and ignore his absence.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Tomas Satoransky didn't have it on Friday night, going for six points, five assists and two steals in a loss to the Warriors.

    Sato still played 32 minutes and is a top-90 guy after a sluggish start to the year, so don't sweat this one despite a letdown in a great spot. This might even crack open a buy-low window, though Satoransky is typically underappreciated to begin with.