December 31, 2018, 12:55 pmJustin AndersonG/F, Atlanta Hawks
Justin Anderson (flu-like symptoms) is available to play on Monday.
We'll see how much Anderson plays with Taurean Prince, Dewayne Dedmon and Kent Bazemore sidelined and Omari Spellman in the G-League. His main competition for time at the forward spots today appears to be the newly-recalled Alex Poythress and Vince Carter. Anderson's stat set has always piqued our interest but he has never gotten a sustained stretch of adequate playing time. Perhaps that changes for the rebuilding Hawks.
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November 17, 2019, 9:47 pmNicolo MelliPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Nicolo Melli saw the bulk of the center minutes off the bench and put up 16 points on five 3-pointers in a win over the Warriors on Sunday.
Melli saw extended run as the Pelicans were missing most of their key players and he made the most of his opportunity. He added five rebounds and three assists to the stat sheet in his 27 minutes of action. Melli provides deep-league shooting value, but his ceiling is capped at top-200 when the team is fully healthy.
November 17, 2019, 9:42 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker put up 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting with five rebounds and four assists in a win over the Warriors on Sunday.
Alexander-Walker played 35 minutes and shined on the offensive end of the floor in this one. He knocked down five triples and showed that he is not afraid to shoot the ball. He is worth streaming when he is in line for big minutes due to injuries like he was tonight.
November 17, 2019, 9:39 pmKy BowmanPG, Golden State Warriors
Ky Bowman can take a bow after his performance on Sunday against the Pelicans, going off for 19 points (8-of-16 FG), three 3-pointers, four assists and one steal.
Bowman's role will expand while D'Angelo Russell is out with a right thumb sprain for at least a couple of weeks. Realistically, the Warriors will not rush Russell back and Bowman could be a regular part of the rotation for months. Earlier this season Bowman was displaying strong points and assists numbers when pressed into a starting role, and he is worth picking up in standard leagues based off of this performance.
November 17, 2019, 9:37 pmJJ RedickSG, New Orleans Pelicans
J.J. Redick went off for 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting in a win over the Warriors on Sunday.
Redick shot 6-of-11 from beyond the arc and added three rebounds and three assists to the box score. Redick will be more of a deep-league shooting specialist this season, but he is worth streaming when he is in the starting lineup due to injuries.
November 17, 2019, 9:32 pmJaxson HayesPF-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.
November 17, 2019, 9:31 pmBradley BealSG, 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.
November 17, 2019, 9:27 pmThomas BryantC, 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.
November 17, 2019, 9:25 pmEvan FournierSF, 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.
November 17, 2019, 9:20 pmMarkelle FultzPG, 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.
November 17, 2019, 9:18 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, 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.