• Jrue Holiday
    G, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday scored 22 points on 10-of-25 shooting (0-for-4 3PTs, 2-of-4 FTs) with five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and five turnovers over 37 minutes in Friday's road loss to the Knicks.

    Whether it's Turkey Day leftovers or the fact that the Pelicans' big guns are already operating at top-end usage, they're bound to have these nights from time to time where the efficiency slips. Nikola Mirotic hit just 5-of-14 shots (3-of-9 3PTs, 6-of-7 FTs) for 19 points, nine boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes, and all of main Pels are going to be fun to own for the foreseeable future.

Fantasy News

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant struggled with his shot on Wednesday night, going 5-of-13 from the field with 14 points, seven rebounds and a pair of blocks.

    Not bad, but we've seen Bryant do more. He's been able to clean up some of the real life issues with his game and is cruising along with top-40 value in 30.1 mpg on the year. So far so good, and while we do expect Bryant to dip a bit, he should be able to sustain at least middle-round value all year.

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant hit the game-winner against the Hornets on Wednesday, capping off a 23 point night on 10-of-15 shooting, with 11 assists, one board, a steal and one 3-pointer.

    Morant has had some duds recently, so it was great to see him bounce back in this one. Ja will have every opportunity to be a strong fantasy asset on this young Grizzlies team. If you are willing to put up with some sluggish games, you will get rewarded with games like this as well.

  • Troy Brown Jr.
    SF, Washington Wizards

    Troy Brown started again on Wednesday night but turned in a muted line of seven points, two rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer in 26 minutes of work.

    Brown has started the last two games, and while this is an improvement on Friday's 1-for-8 dud, it's still not what fantasy managers were hoping to see. With the starting job seemingly his to lose, Brown should still be held in competitive formats. He's talented and the Wizards don't (or shouldn't) be looking for reasons to curtail his minutes.

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura went 9-of-12 from the field on Wednesday night, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, two assists and a steal in a loss to the Celtics.

    Hachimura has been a bottom-of-the-roster type in 12-team formats this season, with his output pretty much limited to relatively efficient scoring and a handful of rebounds. If you need a hollow scorer who can hit around half his shots, then keep riding with Rui. There's still upside there, too.

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela took a blow to the head from JaMychal Green's elbow and left the game to be tended to in the locker room on Wednesday.

    The collision came after Capela attempted to draw a charge on Green. We will uodate this situation once more information becomes available.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Moritz Wagner
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Moritz Wagner dropped 12 points, two rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes on Wednesday.

    Thomas Bryant had an off game and Wagner couldn't capitalize, though he's been a sneaky top-120 player this year. That's almost entirely because he's averaging 1.3 blocks while shooting a clean .600 from the field, so he should be on rosters in all competitive formats. That might be unstable ground, however, as Wagner has nine blocks over his last seven games — but has only registered any blocks in three of those contests.

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans put up nine points, 10 rebounds, three assists, a block and three 3-pointers on Wednesday night.

    Bertans went 3-of-9 from the field, with all but one of those attempts coming from deep. The big man is averaging 27.5 mpg this season and is quietly turning in top-130/100 value in 8/9-cat leagues, so he should be rostered in just about all formats. Bertans is rarely exciting but you can't argue with the output.

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Jonathan Isaac didn't do much in Wednesday's 112-97 win over the 76ers, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and a block in 35 minutes.

    Isaac has been playing at a blistering first-round pace to start the year, so he's due for at least a couple of these performances, as he has had in last two games. He's still far exceeded his ADP from draft season and that should continue throughout the season. Continue to feel confident starting him and expect the defensive numbers to return to form soon.

  • Isaac Bonga
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaac Bonga received his second consecutive DNP-CD on Wednesday night.

    The return of Tory Brown bumped Bonga from the starting lineup and he quickly tumbled out of the rotation. There's a chance for the raw but talented Bonga to get back in, but he's off the fantasy radar entirely at the moment.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas had his seventh double-double of the season on Wednesday night, ending with 18 points, 13 boards, two dimes and a block.

    Valanciunas has been a steady source of points and rebounds this season. He is just outside the top-100 on the season and has the potential to be a top-75 player if we see a slight uptick in the blocks.