• Khris Middleton
    F, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton only hit 4-of-18 shots and 3-of-12 triples on Monday against the Hornets to finish with 14 points, nine boards, two assists, two steals and five turnovers.

    Middleton had two late-game three-point attempts that could have helped the Bucks win the game. He missed both. Malcolm Brogdon also struggled on Monday with his shot only hitting 1-of-6 triples and 4-of-16 shots. He collected eight boards and handed out six assists to salvage some value with his two steals and 11 points. Don’t worry about either guy, their value is safe and they have a clear path to minutes on a Bucks team that lacks any real depth off the bench.

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  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina scored 17 points but added little else in Wednesday's 104-109 loss to the 76ers, adding one rebound, one block and two triples in 33 minutes.

    Ntilikina has the starting job all to himself with Elfrid Payton (right hamstring) out, but has shown time and time again that he doesn't have the consistancy, nor the stat set, to be worth a roster spot in most settings.

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas scored 11 points (4-of-10 shooting) to go with six assists, three 3-pointers and nothing else in 24 minutes on Wednesday night.

    Thomas' shooting from deep was a nice addition, but other than that he had a very pedestrian line. Ish Smith ended up coming off the bench and contributed 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting, four boards, four assists, a block and drained three from beyond the arc. Smith had the better game in this one, and the Washington backcourt is one to watch. However, right now Thomas looks like the one to roster.

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, New York Knicks

    Marcus Morris lead the way for the Knicks in their close game against the 76ers, finishing his night with 22 points (8-of-21 shooting), 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals, four triples and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Morris has lead the team in minutes played this year and did so again tonight. On a team with nothing to offer from a fantasy perspective, Morris has been a surprising bright spot through the first month of the season, ranking around the top-75 in 9-cat leagues heading into tonight's ball game. There lies the possibility of regression as he saw last year after a hot start, but for now you gotta ride him while he's hot.

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford couldn't get it going during Wednesday's win over the Knicks, finishing his night with seven points (3-of-11 shooting), six rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block, a triple and a turnover in 25 minutes.

    Horford was able to salvage this one with the defensive numbers and 3-pointer. He has still been a steady mid-round value on the year and should be a consistant starting-quality player for the rest of the season.

  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan dropped 31 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and 13-of-17 from the line on Wednesday.

    DeRozan followed up his season-high in points with another 30+ point effort. He went to the charity stripe, a season-high, 17 times in this one, but still refuses to shoot anything from deep. He will stick around mid-round value unless that changes.

  • Furkan Korkmaz
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Furkan Korkmaz got the start in Wednesday's 109-104 win over the Knicks but failed to make the most of it, scoring just two points with an assist in 16 minutes.

    Korkmaz had some nice games shooting the 3-ball earlier this month, but as seen tonight, he can't keep himself on the floor when his 3-point shot isn't falling. He's not worth aa streaming spot even when he steps into a starting role.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid struggled with his shot in Wednesday's win, finishing with 23 points (7-of-19 shooting) to go with 12 rebounds, five assists, two blocks a triple and three turnovers.

    The Sixers were off all night against an inferior Knicks' team and a good deal of it started with Embiid's inefficiency. He put some shots together towards then end including a last-minute 3-pointer. Look for him to shoot better from the floor in his next one.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge had his second double-double of the season on Wednesday against the Wizards, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three swats.

    Aldridge continues to chug along providing top-40 value. This was his second double-double in three games, and he is averaging just shy of two blocks a game. He looks like someone you can count on to finish the season around this mark.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons did it all on Wednesday, finishing his night with 18 points (7-of-9 shooting), 13 assists, seven rebounds, one steal, one block and his first career 3-pointer.

    Long time fantasy owners of Simmons will double-take tonight after finally seeing a number in the 3-point column. He has been shooting lights-out from the floor over his last few ball-games, but unfortunately continues to keep missing his free throws. Until he stops hurting you in that column, and assuming he continues to hit one triple every four years, he will not be able to crack the fantasy threshold that he has been drafted at.

  • Jakob Poeltl
    C, San Antonio Spurs

    Jakob Poeltl did a little bit of everything in his first start of the season, ending with a line of 11 points, five boards, two assists, a steal and three blocks on Wednesday night.

    It was a new starting five for the Spurs tonight, and Poeltl made his case to stay there. While he is only worth a flier in deeper leagues right now, it is worth monitoring the starting situation in San Antonio. Consistent nights like this, and he'll creep up in relevance.