February 1, 2019, 9:59 pmMalik Monk - G - Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk got hot off the bench with 20 points, four 3s and a block in 26 minutes during Friday’s win over the visiting Grizzlies.
Starter Jeremy Lamb struggled out of the gate and was benched for Monk. Lamb finished with six points on 2-of-7 shooting with no 3s and two steals in a mere 14 minutes. Over his last three, Lamb has been playing only 21.4 minutes per game which is less than the 24.6 that Monk has gotten. Lamb is too good to be a straight drop in 9-cat despite his struggles, while Monk can be looked at as a stream in 14-16 deep while he’s hot.
February 22, 2019, 9:39 pmZach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls
Zazh LaVine scored 22 points to go with five 3s, six assists, four rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in Friday’s road win over the Magic.
LaVine has been delivering the goods lately, bringing back top-40 9-cat value over his last five games. He, Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter are starting to develop nice chemistry on the court and these three are the player to own for the Bulls down the stretch.
February 22, 2019, 9:38 pmBobby Portis - F - Washington Wizards
Bobby Portis led all Wizards reserves with 31 minutes in Friday's 110-123 loss to the Hornets and ended up posting 12 points on 6-of-15 shooting with 12 rebounds, one assist and four steals.
He committed three turnovers and missed his only shot attempt from the line which dampened the appeal of tonight's line. That said, his four steals were a pop. Portis is a must-own and must-start guy while he's getting his as Washington's sixth man.
February 22, 2019, 9:35 pmLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen scored 25 points and added four 3s, 11 boards, two assists and a steal in Friday's thriller over the Magic.
Markkanen was fouled on a last-second 3-point attempt and hit 2-of-3 free throws to win the game for the Bulls. He's been rolling and looks to close the season out on a strong note. Otto Porter chipped in 17 points, three 3s, five boards, four assists, a steal and a block in the win.
February 22, 2019, 9:34 pmJeff Green - F - Washington Wizards
Jeff Green did a bit of everything for the Wizards in Friday's loss to the Hornets, tallying 16 points (5-of-11 shooting), two rebounds, three assists, one triple, one steal and one block.
Jeff Green is a top-120 value on the season but a top-75 play over the last month. He's not going to give you sexy lines but is a dependable source of across-the-board production.
February 22, 2019, 9:30 pmRobin Lopez - C - Chicago Bulls
Robin Lopez played 32 minutes in a start vs. the Magic on Friday and finished the win with 18 points, six rebounds and three blocks.
That’s another useful line from Lopez and he’s averaging 18.0 points (on 66.1 percent from the field), 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 27 minutes a game over his last five games. In that span, he’s been a top-100 play and considering the Bulls haven’t discussed reducing his role post-ASB, he could keep it up (though don;t expect the inflated scoring output every game).
February 22, 2019, 9:26 pmBradley Beal - G - Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal put up a laudable effort in Friday's loss to the Hornets, recording a game-high 46 points on 16-of-25 shooting from the field and 10-of-10 shooting from the line.
Beal also added six boards, seven dimes, four triples and a block to the box score on the night but unfortunately, his heroics were just not enough to squeeze out the win. As long as Beal is playing at this level, he's going to flirt with top-15 value in 8/9-cat.
February 22, 2019, 9:24 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (back contusion) returned from a one-game absence to finish Friday’s road win over the Magic with eight points (0-for-2 from deep), three rebounds, two assists, a steal and two turnovers in 29 minutes.
This makes three straight duds for Dunn and he’s starting to look like an afterthought in Chicago’s offense as he was benched on the final game-winning play for Robin Lopez. He can be benched in roto for now but owners in H2H looking to make a late-season push for the playoffs should keep their eyes peeled for a hot free-agent replacement.
February 22, 2019, 9:19 pmBlake Griffin - F - Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin was ejected with 4:19 left in the third quarter of Friday's game vs. the Hawks.
Griffin finished the game with 14 points, two 3s, four rebounds and a block in 23 minutes.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
February 22, 2019, 9:04 pmMike Muscala - F/C - Los Angeles Lakers
Mike Muscala (sprained right ankle) is listed as questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Pelicans.
Muscala is a new addition to the Lakers but has only played in one game so far. It's conceivable he could carve out some deep-league value as a stetch-5 but we'll have to see him on the court first.
February 22, 2019, 7:15 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (back contusion) will start on Friday vs. the Magic.
It's good to see Dunn is back in action but more importantly, we're hopeful he can get his game back on track as he's returned value outside the top-200 in 8/9-cat over the last few weeks.