February 22, 2019, 9:35 pmLauri MarkkanenF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen scored 25 points and added four 3s, 11 boards, two assists and a steal in Friday’s thriller over the Magic.
Markkanen was fouled on a last-second 3-point attempt and hit 2-of-3 free throws to win the game for the Bulls. He’s been rolling and looks to close the season out on a strong note. Otto Porter chipped in 17 points, three 3s, five boards, four assists, a steal and a block in the win.
December 15, 2019, 9:10 pmMyles TurnerC, Indiana Pacers
Myles Turner showed signs of life on Sunday vs. the Hornets as he went for 14 points, ten rebounds, two 3-pointers and five blocks.
You have to go all the way back to November 16 to find the last date Turner grabbed this many rebounds. For once this season Turner actually outperformed his front court competition, as Domantas Sabonis only managed 12 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, although Sabonis still saw eight more minutes of playing time (34 vs 26 minutes). Take this as a sign of progress for Turner, but this is going to be a long process to see Turner return to early-round value.
December 15, 2019, 9:09 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons dropped 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting in 29 minutes of action in a 109-89 loss to the Nets on Sunday.
Simmons added five rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal to the box score. Simmons and Mike Scott were the only players to shoot above 50-percent from the field. He is consistently a top-50 option this season and his defensive prowess is helping his value tremendously.
December 15, 2019, 9:02 pmMike ScottPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Mike Scott started for Joel Embiid (illness) on Sunday and put up eight points in 21 minutes of action.
Scott had a better spot start for Al Horford when the Sixers played the Celtics, but he had a solid game on Sunday as well. He shot 3-of-5 from the field and knocked down two triples. He can be used for DFS when he starts for Embiid or Horford, but he is not worth owning in most formats.
December 15, 2019, 9:02 pmAaron HolidayTeam, Indiana Pacers
Aaron Holiday led the Pacers to a 107-85 victory on Sunday over the Hornets, tallying 23 points (6-of-10 FG, 9-of-10 FT), two 3-pointers, six rebounds and two assists in 21 minutes.
Holiday has been on a roll despite a limited role off the Pacers' bench. He is worth a streaming pickup while he is this hot, but it is hard to imagine he can do that much damage in just 20 minutes. T.J. McConnell was also impressive off the bench with 12 points (6-of-10 FG) and eight assists in 23 minutes.
December 15, 2019, 8:55 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
Bismack Biyombo got another start against the Pacers on Sunday, and played well in tallying 11 points, a career-high 17 rebounds, two assists and one block.
Biyombo got some extra run (28 minutes) against the Pacers jumbo front line, and has been adding up to late-round value as a starter for the Hornets. His free-throw percentage will hurt, but he is going to help with traditional big-man statistics, namely field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks.
December 15, 2019, 8:50 pmCody ZellerC, Charlotte Hornets
Cody Zeller got the spot start against the Pacers on Sunday, and put together a 19 and 12 double-double along with one block in 29 minutes.
Zeller has now double-doubled in three out of four games for the Hornets, and he is a dependable source for late-round value in standard leagues. He is not going to win you a championship, but you could do worse at the end of your roster. Zeller's 29 minutes should dip down to the lower 20s when PJ Washington and Nicolas Batum return.
December 15, 2019, 8:44 pmTerry RozierPG, Charlotte Hornets
Terry Rozier struggled to reach three points on Sunday vs. the Pacers, as he shot 1-of-12 from the field on his way to three points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal.
Rozier was also plagued with foul trouble at the start of this game, which limited him to 25 minutes. The bad shooting is starting to become a theme, as Rozier has shot under 36 percent in five straight games, and not many of those opponents were slouches compared to the Pacers' defense. If you are interested in Rozier's counting stats, now is a good time to throw a buy-low offer out there.
December 15, 2019, 8:36 pmDevonte' GrahamPG, Charlotte Hornets
Devonte' Graham couldn't shoot for his life on Sunday on his way to 12 points (3-of-18 FG, 3-of-6 FT), but his line was largely salvaged due to three 3-pointers, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks.
Graham's ability to contribute assists and 3-pointers can make up for any shooting or turnover problems on most nights. The impressive steal and block totals adds another wrinkle to this line. The Pacers' defense can make the best teams struggle so you can cut Graham a break this time.
December 15, 2019, 8:21 pmDamion LeeSG, Golden State Warriors
Damion Lee will be in the starting lineup for the first time this season when the Warriors clash with the Kings on Sunday.
This start follows an impressive shooting display on Friday as Lee went for 21 points on (7-of-11 FG) and three 3-pointers. We still have a long way to go until Lee proves himself as a reliable fantasy asset for standard leagues, but he is already getting a sizable role and is worth being added to watch lists.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 8:12 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter (left shoulder contusion) put together five points, four rebounds, one 3-pointer, one steal and one block before exiting in the fourth quarter on Sunday against the Lakers.
Stay tuned for further updates as we are not sure how serious the injury is for Huerter at this time. This shoulder had Huerter out for a good three weeks, and he was just ramping back up to 30 minutes a game so this could be a major setback in his recovery. Nonetheless, best to wait and see what the medical staff concludes after tests. This could help Jabari Parker stay at mid-round value.
Source: Hawks PR on Twitter