April 2, 2018, 12:40 amJulius RandlePF, Los Angeles Lakers
Julius Randle scored 19 points in Sunday's home loss but went 9-of-14 from the line and could only muster up five rebounds and a block in 24 minutes.
Randle also picked up four fouls, which helps to explain the limited workload tonight. This game was a real slog offensively with the Lakers shooting just 40 percent from the field, so assists were much harder to come by than usual. It'd be nice if he could start increasing his cash counters as a safety net when the rebounds and assists aren't there but Randle's shown enough this season to warrant some positivity re his long-term outlook. Kyle Kuzma was also off-kilter with 13 points, five rebounds, three triples and a 5-for-16 shooting line in 39 minutes. Both guys are fine to keep using next week.
December 15, 2019, 10:39 amEric PaschallPF, Golden State Warriors
Eric Paschall (sore left hip) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Kings.
He went into Friday's game listed as doubtful, so while this is an upgrade for him, it still remains to be seen if he is able to suit up. If he can't go expect Marquese Chriss to continue picking up extra slack.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 15, 2019, 10:32 amLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (elbow soreness) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Hawks.
James said he hurt his elbow against the Heat in Friday's victory, but didn't seem to indicate that it was something that would keep him out of the lineup. If James were to miss time there would obviously be plenty of usage to go around with no one clear beneficiary. Stay tuned for further updates.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 15, 2019, 10:06 amAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford (knee soreness, hamstring tightness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.
It would be Horford's third straight missed game if he is unable to suit up. Mike Scott should continue to start in is absence while Matisse Thybulle could also see more minutes in smaller lineups.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 15, 2019, 1:29 amDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder knocked in four threes on Saturday on his way to scoring 22 points with five rebounds and four assists.
Schroder is just outside the top-120 on the season but is trending up over the past two weeks, averaging 21.0 points, 1.9 assists and 2.4 threes on .509 shooting from the floor. That's good for top-50 value over that stretch. Schroder's shooting will cool down and he will probably settle in around the top-100, but he is a strong hold in standard leagues and has upside if Chris Paul is traded or rests later in the season.
December 15, 2019, 1:25 amWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton was his old reliable, thrilling self on Saturday as he posted 18 points (7-of-14 shooting) with six rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and two steals.
Barton has been the Nuggets' pillar of stability when it comes to the arena of fantasy basketball. He's as steady as they come and is locked in to flirt with top-50 value while sporting a top-75 floor all season long.
December 15, 2019, 1:21 amSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams double-doubled with 18 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes on Saturday.
Adams is on a roll over his past seven games, averaging 15.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while shooting .683 from the field. That's good for top-20 value over that stretch. Owners should try to sell high on Adams as the block numbers are unsustainable and his ROS outlook is murky with the possibility of being traded. Its hard to imagine him going to a better situation than OKC.
December 15, 2019, 1:21 amNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was fantastic in Saturday's 110-102 win over the Thunder, triple-doubling for 28 points on 11-of-14 shooting with 14 rebounds, 12 assists, three treys and one steal.
Jokic is trending up and fast. His buy-low window was shut with extreme prejudice with this favorable-matchup performance. He's ramping up closer to the top-15 zone of last season with each passing game.
December 15, 2019, 1:17 amJerami GrantSF, Denver Nuggets
Jerami Grant started for Paul Millsap (right quadriceps strain) on Saturday and delivered as expected with 13 points (4-of-8 shooting), four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.
It was just a matter of time until this scenario emerged and now here we are. Grant is a must-grab guy, while Millsap is sidelined. He's able to give your fantasy team a dazzling 1-1-1 production with other solid counting stats on a nightly basis.
December 15, 2019, 1:14 amAbdel NaderSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Abdel Nader started on Saturday and scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with two assists and one three in 26 minutes.
Nader is coming off of a 15 point and five threes performance on Wednesday and can be a streamer for threes while Terrence Ferguson is out of the lineup. Nader doesn't have much appeal though and there are probably better streaming options in standard-leagues.
December 15, 2019, 1:04 amBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
Ben McLemore scored 13 points with three steals and one 3-pointer in a start on Saturday.
McLemore started for Russell Westbrook (rest) but was unable to do much with the opportunity. McLemore has been hot lately but will probably regress soon, especially when Eric Gordon returns. He can continue to be started until he goes cold, then he will return to being a 3-point streamer only.