February 12, 2019, 4:45 pmJonas Valanciunas - C - Memphis Grizzlies
Jonas Valanciunas is available to make his Grizzlies debut on Tuesday against the Spurs.
Valanciunas had to wait for his immigration paperwork to go through but he's now ready to play. Yesterday J.B. Bickerstaff hinted that JV might not play in back-to-backs for a little bit since he's been out for well over a month, so while the big man is a must-own player he's not necessarily a must-start option until after the All-Star break. Ivan Rabb should take the lion's share of minutes at center while Valanciunas works his way back into shape but JV should have no troubles approaching early-middle round value down the stretch.
Source: Rob Fischer on Twitter
February 22, 2019, 11:42 pmJonathan Isaac - F - Orlando Magic
Jonathan Isaac had a game to forget in Friday's loss to the Bulls, scoring only four points (on 1-of-6 from the field) to go with a trey, three rebounds and two steals.
The money counters salvaged a bad night and despite this dud, Isaac has still been a top-35 play in 9-cat over his last five games. He played 31 minutes in this one so hopefully he can get back on track his next time out.
February 22, 2019, 11:31 pmDorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith chipped in 13 points (4-of-9 shooting), nine rebounds, one assist and two steals in Friday's 104-114 loss to the Nuggets.
DFS has been a top-140 play over the last couple of weeks and is a viable end-of-bench guy in standard leagues for the rest of the season. He's more of a plodder, albeit a reliable one, so don't expect too many explosive games on the horizon.
February 22, 2019, 11:29 pmAvery Bradley - G - Memphis Grizzlies
Avery Bradley scored 17 points and added a trey and two steals in 33 minutes during Friday's 112-106 loss to the visiting Clippers.
We have no idea where this Bradley has been for the last two years, but in four games as a Grizzly, he's been a top-80 value in 9-cat. With Kyle Anderson (shoulder) not there to compete for minutes, Bradley might actually hold standard-league value the rest of the way, though his playoff schedule in H2H leaves much to be desired.
February 22, 2019, 11:27 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell played well in 25 minutes off the Mavs' bench on Friday, delivering 20 points (6-of-12 shooting), six rebounds, one assist and one triple.
Powell likes to trudge along but remains consistent in his low-end style. He outplayed Maxi Kleber who put up a stinker of a line with zero points (0-for-5 shooting), three rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes. Powell's your man in deep leagues. He's paid his dues and has an extensive resume to make his production more reliable.
February 22, 2019, 11:23 pmJaren Jackson Jr. - F/C - Memphis Grizzlies
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Jaren Jackson Jr., who is dealing with a sore right quad, will be out for the foreseeable future.
Welp, that doesn’t sound good. While we don’t know exactly what “foreseeable future” means that doesn’t sound good for a Grizzlies team that has embraced the tank. We’re hoping we’ll get a more specific update soon but it looks as if Ivan Rabb and maybe the ancient Joakim Noah have an open path to minutes, at least for the foreseeable future.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 22, 2019, 11:23 pmJalen Brunson - G - Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson started for an injured Luka Doncic (sore right ankle) and did not disappoint as he tallied 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, five assists, three triples, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.
He was DFS gold tonight and should be worth owning for another game or two while Doncic is on the mend. He will drop like a bad guy in a John Wick 3 trailer once Luka returns though, so don't get too attached.
February 22, 2019, 11:19 pmChandler Parsons - F - Memphis Grizzlies
Chandler Parsons played 20 minutes in his first game since October and had a three and a steal in Friday's loss to the Clippers.
We're not expecting Parsons to be rosterable but considering the tank-job in Memphis, anything is possible to quote Kevin Garnett.
February 22, 2019, 11:17 pmNikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to victory on Friday against the Mavs with 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting while adding 13 rebounds, eight dimes, one trey and one steal.
This was a relatively quiet outing coming from Jokic. It's not a concern though, as he's a proven stud when it comes to second-half-of-season performances.
February 22, 2019, 11:14 pmIvan Rabb - F - Memphis Grizzlies
Ivan Rabb had a nice game in Friday’s home loss to the Clippers, scoring 15 points (one 3) to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 25 minutes as a starter.
Rabb certainly has the talent but as a young player, he hasn’t yet established the consistency that would make him a must-add player. Joakim Noah had 22 points and 11 rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench but he won’t be getting anywhere near that much run when Jaren Jackson Jr. (sore quad) returns.
February 22, 2019, 11:13 pmPaul Millsap - F - Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap had a solid outing in Friday's 114-104 win over the Mavs as he recorded 17 points, 13 rebounds and a full line.
Millsap logged 32 minutes and checked all the boxes as he added two dimes, three steals, one trey and one block to his line for the night. The heavy minutes is a good sign that he's healthy, so you can count him for top-75 to top-100 value. Mason Plumlee found a way to get his with 12 points (5-of-9 shooting), 13 rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes off the bench.