• John Collins
    F/C, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins scored 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting (2-of-4 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with 16 rebounds and four assists in the Hawks' 116-108 loss to the Pacers on Monday.

    Collins hasn't shown up with the defensive stats so far this season and it's really holding him back in standard leagues. Otherwise, he's averaging 18.7 points with 10.4 boards and 2.5 assists to go with the ugly 0.6 combined steals and blocks, so there's still space to buy low if an owner is concerned with his overall valuation. Trae Young went for 16 & 7 with three steals and eight turnovers in the loss.

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  • Jaxson Hayes
    PF-C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jaxson Hayes picked up a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 108-100 win over the Warriors on Sunday.

    Hayes shot 3-of-5 from the field and added one steal and one block to the box score. When the Pelicans are fully healthy, he will likely not have a big enough role to warrant much fantasy value even in deeper leagues. However, he makes for a solid DFS start in games like this one when half of the roster is injured.

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal brought another strong performance to the table on Sunday vs. the Magic in a 121-125 defeat, scoring 34 points (12-of-26 FG), with five 3-pointers, eight assists and six rebounds.

    Beal received nearly 40 minutes of action tonight and is quickly ascending the fantasy ranks. We saw this from him last year already and it is no surprise that Beal's slow start is quickly being forgotten in fantasy circles. The buy-low window is firmly closed.

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant did not excite on Sunday, but he got the job done with 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer and one block vs. the Magic.

    Bryant has not delivered a huge line in a while, but he has cruised along to mid-round value by offering all kinds of stats anyway. Try sneaking in a trade offer to his owner if they are the type that is interested in flashier fantasy names.

  • Evan Fournier
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier had a great game on Sunday as he put up 25 points and nine assists on 7-of-13 shooting in a win over the Wizards.

    Fournier has proven that he is worth owning in all formats due his consistent top-100 production. He added one rebound, one steal and five triples to the stat sheet. Terrence Ross chipped in 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Ross is more of a deeper league shooting and steals specialist.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz set a career-high with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting in a win over the Wizards on Sunday.

    Fultz has averaged double figures on just under 50-percent shooting this season, so it is nice to see the former No. 1 pick getting things going. He sealed the game with a steal and dunk late in the fourth quarter. He outplayed D.J Augustin, who had 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Neither guy holds standard league value, but Fultz is the preferred option of the two due to his potential to produce late-round value.

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas was solid on Sunday against the Magic, delivering 13 points, five assists and two steals on 6-of-13 shooting.

    This performance was not flashy, but it gets the job done for fantasy purposes. Thomas has settled into a stable role around 30 minutes a night, and considering how high-scoring the Wizards games have been Thomas has an enticing setup to take on a larger scoring load.

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    On Sunday vs. the Magic, Davis Bertans let it rain from deep as he scored 15 points on 5-of-11 3-point shooting along with eight rebounds and two steals.

    We know Bertans will always be good for 3-pointers, but the increased rebounding of late would be a welcome addition to his fantasy game. If you are in need of 3-pointers Bertans is your guy, just don't expect much else from the low thrills fantasy option.

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic scored 30 points with 17 rebounds on 11-of-14 shooting in a 125-121 win over the Wizards on Sunday.

    The buy-low window is officially shut for Vucevic, who had a slow start to the season. He is poised for his second consecutive top-20 finish, so congrats if you took advantage of the buy-low opportunity. He added six assists, one block and three 3-pointers to the box score. Aaron Gordon did not quite have the game that Vucevic had, as he put up just 13 points and nine boards on 5-of-16 shooting. Gordon has a buy-low window as he should climb into top-100 territory.

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackson Jr. nailed five 3-pointers on his way to 22 points on Sunday, as he made the most of his 23 minutes against the Nuggets.

    After a rough shooting night against the Jazz on Friday, Jackson got right back to his strong shooting from 3-point range, and has now hit four or more 3-pointers in three out of his last four games. It would appear JJJ is not going to snag a ton of rebounds (5.4) this season so you'll have to settle for enjoying bounties of 3-pointers and ideally Jackson's blocks (1.1) rise alongside his playing time (26.9 minutes).

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant had one of his weaker performances on Sunday versus the Nuggets, going for 13 points, six assists, one 3-pointer and four turnovers.

    This comes with the territory for a rookie with Morant's considerable talents. Until Morant can start hitting 3-pointers or racking up steals his value is going to be kept in check, but it is apparent that he is only going to get better, and will be a strong finisher in all likelihood this season.