October 11, 2018, 1:22 amKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant dropped 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds on an efficient 8-of-14 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers.
He also added three assists, four turnovers and one 3-pointer to the box score. There is no reason to believe that Durant will regress at all this season, so continue to draft him early-to-mid first round in all fantasy formats.
December 9, 2018, 10:01 pmCody Zeller - F/C - Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller had an all-around good game on Sunday with 12 points, seven rebounds and four defensive stats on 5-of-5 shooting as the Hornets beat the Knicks.
The four defensive stats were three steals and one block, and he was also able to add two assists as well as shoot a perfect 2-of-2 from the line. Marvin Williams added 13 points and five rebounds on 4-of-9 shooting. Both of these guys will have to be on top of their games for the Hornets to stay competitive in the East. Zeller is the preferred option to own in fantasy as of right now.
December 9, 2018, 9:57 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker scored 25 points with six rebounds, six assists and four steals as the Hornets beat the Knicks 119-107 on Sunday.
He shot 8-of-20 from the field and added four 3-pointers to his solid stat line. He is a very safe top-20 play as the Hornets are still competitive in a lopsided Eastern Conference and have no reason to trade him yet. As long as he is on the Hornets he will be playing above his ADP and was worth the pick for fantasy owners.
December 9, 2018, 9:49 pmRudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put up 23 points with 15 rebounds as the starting power forward as the Spurs beat the Jazz 110-97 on Sunday.
The Spurs played three guards in the starting lineup so Gay had to play power forward, but things worked out for the best as he had a great game. He shot 10-of-16 from the field and added two assists one steal and one block to the stat sheet. Gay is currently one spot ahead of LaMarcus Aldridge in value on the season and has proven to be a steady middle-round option with his top-70 value.
December 9, 2018, 9:46 pmDeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan dropped 26 points to go along with six rebounds and eight assists in a team-high 38 minutes in a win over the Jazz on Sunday.
He shot 10-of-23 from the field and added two steals and one block to the box score. LaMarcus Aldridge added 20 points with six rebounds and three blocks on 10-of-15 shooting as well. DeRozan is an early-round play this season, while Aldridge is trending up and settled in middle-round territory for now. Owners who bought low on Aldridge during his poor start to the season must be happy with how things are going right now. These are definitely the two guys to confidently own in San Antonio this season.
December 9, 2018, 9:37 pmDerrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White started on Sunday and scored six points with two rebounds, four assists and three steals as the Spurs beat the Jazz on Sunday.
He saw more minutes with both Dante Cunningham and Davis Bertans out, but this performance was promising to see from White nonetheless. He is outside the top-300 this season despite the hopes of being a solid late-round play heading into the season. Look for a few steady performances from White before adding him to your fantasy roster.
December 9, 2018, 9:35 pmTrevor Ariza - F - Phoenix Suns
The Lakers are one of the teams making a run at Trevor Ariza, they're currently in discussions to swing a three-team deal.
Ariza might struggle as a fantasy asset in Los Angeles given how many swingmen they have. If you own Ariza you're hoping that he finds his way back to the Rockets.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
December 9, 2018, 9:32 pmDerrick Favors - F/C - Utah Jazz
Derrick Favors started again on Sunday and put up two points on 1-of-2 shooting with eight rebounds and four defensive stats (two steals and two blocks) in a loss to the Spurs.
Jae Crowder, who was starting over Favors for a few games, did not impress either with only two points, three rebounds and two assists on 1-of-6 shooting. Despite averaging 5.6 less minutes per game than Crowder, Favors has managed top-90 value as opposed to Crowders top-140. Both are must-owns due to the shifting lineups and steady volume, but Favors is currently the preferred option over Crowder.
December 9, 2018, 9:27 pmDonovan Mitchell - G - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell was able to put up 27 points with five rebounds on 8-of-21 shooting in a loss to the Spurs on Sunday.
He added three defensive stats with two steals and one block to the stat sheet as well. He is having a very similar season to last season stats-wise and is just outside top-60 value as opposed to last season's top-55 finish. It does not look like he has taken a step forward from last season and it is now clear what you should expect from Mitchell each year. He will be a bit disappointing for owners who spent an early-round pick on him.
December 9, 2018, 9:24 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
It was reported that Mitchell Robinson suffered a shoulder injury during halftime of the Knicks game.
Robinson has played his regular allotment of minutes in the second half and hasn't looked hurt at all. Maybe we'll learn more on this after the game.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
December 9, 2018, 9:22 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio managed to score 26 points with three rebounds and two assists on 11-of-23 shooting as the Jazz lost to the Spurs on Sunday.
He only turned the ball over once and added three 3-pointers to the box score. Rubio has been trending up as of late, but he will still have to make up a lot of ground to return to his top-80 value from last season as he currently sits at top-120. He will have solid late-round value regardless of whether he can return to last season's value, and he is still considered a buy-low option due to his and the team's slow start to the season.