• It wasn’t a perfect homecoming for North Philly’s Kyle Lowry on Thursday, but he was able to fight through a 6-of-15 shooting night with seven turnovers to deliver 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and three triples in 36 minutes.

    Lowry lost the ball multiple times by forcing the action into the rangy Sixers on a night where the whistle came and went with the wind. While Toronto got some superstar calls down the stretch to help salt this one away, it resulted in a lot of ugly possessions and turnovers for most of the night. On the flip side, Lowry always seems to be in the thick of the action when Toronto needs a big play. He took a back seat on offense tonight but managed to corral the loose ball that would kick off the intentional fouling game while also fighting for important rebounds amidst the trees. Four of his nine boards came on the offensive glass, and he continues to be one of the NBA’s better rebounding guards. Lowry is a solid top-25 fantasy play, as he’ll give you something even when the shot isn’t dropping.

Fantasy News

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio dropped his third straight double-double on Wednesday, tallying 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting, adding 10 assists, six boards, two 3s, three steals and seven turnovers.

    Rubio's 2019-20 bounce-back campaign is peaking right now and his stellar production doesn't look like it's going to end anytime soon. Rubio and the Suns system is a match made in fantasy heaven, making his owners truly blessed.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden lit up the Grizzlies on Wednesday, scoring 30 points on 9-of-16 shooting to go with seven rebounds, three assists, five turnovers and seven triples.

    Harden was true to form, posting a line worthy of a player holding the top spot in fantasy rankings. Harden fell behind Anthony Davis in the rankings for a short stretch, but he should win the race for the top spot and fantasy owners can sit back and enjoy the dominance.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) is hopeful to return Saturday vs. the Magic.

    Aldridge missed Wednesday's game with the shoulder injury but looks like he should return soon. If he's unable to return on Saturday the next game for the Spurs is on Monday.

    Source: Tom Osborn on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook (thumb) was at his best on Wednesday, scoring 33 points on 15-of-24 shooting with nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals in a blowout victory over the Grizzlies.

    Westbrook missed Monday's game with a sore thumb but obviously isn't bothered by it given his dominant performance on Wednesday. Westbrook is a first-round player over the past month and is thriving in the Rockets' small-ball lineups. Westbrook will be an early-round player with first-round upside ROS and has bounced back in a big way after posting top-60 value in the 2019 portion of the season.

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker could hardly buy a bucket in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers, shooting a dismal 5-for-19 from the field for 14 points, 10 dimes and one 3-pointer.

    While Booker did not fare well from the efficiency standpoint, he did manage to get other teammates involved with his 10 dimes and his eighth double-double of the season. He's not going to shoot this poorly ROS, so a bounce-back game should be in the cards for the Suns' star.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton played well on Wednesday, dropping 25 points on 11-of-22 shooting, grabbing 17 rebounds and blocking three shots, but the Suns still fell to the Clippers 92-102.

    Ayton was coming off a five-rebound, zero-block game thanks to foul trouble. So while the Suns failed to squeak out a win, Ayton owners still lined up to cash in this line at the fantasy bank.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Houston Rockets

    Robert Covington denied three shots on Wednesday, adding 10 points, six rebounds and one steal in a 140-112 blowout win vs. the Grizzlies.

    Covington has excelled in blocks since joining the Rockets, averaging 2.7 blocks per game. He's a top-40 player during that stretch and is locked in to a big role for the Rockets. Covington's blocks will regress, but his threes and defensive stats will be fantasy gold moving forward.

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers with a 24 point, 14 rebound double-double effort on Wednesday, while tacking on five assists and three steals.

    Leonard continues to play some of the league's best basketball. Over the last two months, he has been the number one fantasy player in nine-cat leagues, and sits in the top-5 on the season. Owners will hope to carry this hot hand through the playoffs.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting with three assists and four triples in 25 minutes as the Rockets beat the Grizzlies 140-112 on Wednesday.

    Rivers took advantage of the blowout and was able to get his stats. He's too inconsistent to trust as a streamer and can be left on the waiver wire outside of 20-team leagues.

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Marcus Morris put together a respectable performance on Wednesday, finishing with 18 points (6-14 FG, 4-8 3PT), five rebounds, three assists and a block in 30 minutes.

    Morris had his best game with the Clippers so far, but it's hard to know what the production will be when Paul George is back to full strength. His value will be much clearer when the minutes distribution shakes out, but having them both in the starting lineup tonight is promising.