• Jarrett Allen
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    Jarrett Allen had another solid game to wrap up a fine rookie campaign, scoring 10 points while corralling seven rebounds and a block in only 19 minutes of action against the Celtics on Wednesday night.

    Allen will finish outside the top-150 on a per-game basis, but that's hardly fair to a guy who was one of the league's best shot blockers down the stretch. The rookie had a block in 17 of his last 18 games and multiple blocks in 11 of those, with three or more in a whopping eight games. On the full season, Allen played 71 games and averaged 8.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks on .586 from the field in 20.0 mpg, good enough for top-150/130 returns from a total value perspective. In his last 30 starts, however, Allen was dynamite with 10.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on .617 from the field in 23.9 mpg. That's a 50 percent increase in blocks in just a 19.5 percent increase in playing time. Some matchups proved troubling for the youngster and capped his playing time accordingly, but there was plenty to like about Allen's rookie year.

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  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham struggled on Friday, making just 4-of-14 shots from the field for a team-high 16 points, five rebounds, seven dimes, two 3s, three steals and seven turnovers.

    It's a testament to how good Graham is this season, when you consider a team-high 16 points, a poor showing. It's just a bad game, which was shared by the whole team, so there's no cause for serious concern here. Keep deploying Graham with confidence.

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    P.J. Washington looked good in Friday's 83-73 win over the Bulls, recording 13 points on 6-of-17 shooting with 10 rebounds, two dimes, one steal and three blocks in a team-high 38 minutes.

    Marvin Williams (right knee soreness) was out in this game, so Washington had a few more minutes to snack on for value. Washington's role is officially carved in stone and is a safe long-term hold in standard leagues.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. logged 28 minutes on Friday, adding 17 points (4-for-6 shooting), four assists, four rebounds, two triples and two steals

    It was a nice night for Jones, who recently returned from injury and is showing he can handle a full load of minutes. The shooting was unsustainable in this one, but Jones is someone that can provide threes and defense and is well worth a look in deeper leagues.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo notched 12 points (5-for-11 shooting), 12 rebounds, five assists and a block in Friday's 110-113 loss to the Lakers.

    Adebayo continues to look impressive this season and doesn't seem to be slowed down by the recent groin issue that was popping up for him. He's a safe bet for great rebounding, defense, scoring and assists. The next step for him will be becoming more consistent at the free throw line where he was 2-for-5 tonight.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler contributed 23 points (9-for-20 shooting), three rebounds, three assists and four steals in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Butler went 0-for-5 from beyond the arc on Friday, but still provided a good fantasy line. He is the undisputed leader of this young Heat team and a good bet for all-around production most nights.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn had 16 points (7-for-15 shooting), seven assists, two steals, two rebounds and two threes in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    With 36 minutes in this one, Nunn continues to start and be a featured member of the Heat rotation. While they've been dealing with injuries all season long, it seems Nunn's role is safer than anyone not named Jimmy Butler or Bam Adebayo for this Heat team.

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (back) is out Saturday vs. the Mavs.

    Derrick Jones Jr. has thrived in Winslow's absence, soaking up those extra mins on the wing. DJJ is worth an add, while Winslow remains a marginal hold in 14-team leagues or deeper.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (right groin strain) is not traveling to Dallas for Saturday's game vs. the Mavs.

    With Dragic still out, expect Tyler Herro and Derrick Jones Jr. to see more playing time.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk chipped in 15 points (4-for-8 shooting), six rebounds, three assists and a steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Olynyk also earned seven trips to the charity stripe on Friday, draining six of them. He and Derrick Jones Jr. – 17 points (4-for-6 shooting), four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples – played well for the Heat off the bench.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid scored 24 points on 6-of-16 shooting with 11 rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one block in 31 minutes on Friday.

    The biggest takeaway from tonight is that it's the second half of a back-to-back spread and Embiid got a heavy run vs. the Celtics in the last game. This goes a long way towards improving his appeal in H2H formats, given his lesser need for load management.