June 3, 2018, 10:49 pmLeBron JamesSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron James scored 29 points on 10-of-20 shooting with nine rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and two triples in a loss against the Warriors on Sunday.
James had another stellar game and his stat line doesn't reflect the amount of times he put his team in a position to score. He made some unbelievable passes, but they won't end up on the highlight reel because the shots from his teammates didn't fall. The King is doing his best to keep the Cavs in these games and at times it looked like he was gassed, but it's partly due to Kevin Durant playing him well on defense. Although they'll still be underdogs, LeBron returns home to defend the Land and anything can happen.
February 21, 2020, 11:01 pmOG AnunobySF, Toronto Raptors
OG Anunoby started Friday's game vs. the Suns and scored 12 points, grabbed five rebound and blocked four shots in 38 minutes.
Anunoby led the Raptors in minutes on Friday and this was a good showing for the young forward out of Indiana. However, he has been far too inconsistent to trust in 12-team leagues this season. If he can block shots like he did on Friday his value could see a nice little boost.
February 21, 2020, 11:01 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams had a great game on Friday, with 19 points (7-for-14 shooting), 17 rebounds, four steals, two blocks and two assists across 32 minutes.
Adams turned in some of his trademark rebounding in this one, while chipping in some defensive stats as well. Adams is starting to heat up a bit but doesn't have the highest ceiling and will typically hurt you in free throws as well, though he went 5-for-6 tonight.
February 21, 2020, 10:57 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander notched 11 points (4-for-14 shooting), nine rebounds, nine assists and a block in Friday's win over the Nuggets.
SGA did some good things in this one despite struggling with his shot. He mostly fed off Chris Paul who dominated the end of the game for the Thunder. Danilo Gallinari finished with 15 points (4-for-14 shooting), three rebounds, two assists, two triples and one seal in 32 minutes.
February 21, 2020, 10:57 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry double-doubled on Friday vs. the Suns, putting up 13 points, 10 assists and adding five rebounds.
Lowry also had a team-high six turnovers and was not all that effective shooting the ball. This was not one of his better games, but Lowry has maintained his mid-round fantasy value all season. With the Raptors playing increasingly better as the season progresses and looking at a home series in the first round of the playoffs, Lowry should finish very strong, barring injury
February 21, 2020, 10:53 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic didn't miss much in Friday's 101-113 loss to the Thunder, finishing with 32 points (12-for-15 shooting), seven rebounds, five assists, one triple, one steal and one block.
The longer the season goes on the better Jokic tends to get and this season has been no different. The Serbian big man seems to be coming into his own as a scorer this season which will only improve his already stellar fantasy game.
February 21, 2020, 10:51 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray scored 21 points (8-for-16 shooting), six rebounds, four assists, one triple, one steal and one block on Friday.
Murray slipped and looked like he might have tweaked his groin at one point in this game but he finished with no apparent issues. Keep an eye on any news that may come out about this as time goes on, but he's been heating up lately and should remain a confident play down the stretch.
February 21, 2020, 10:50 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet finished Friday's game against the Suns with 14 points, seven assists and seven rebounds.
He actually struggled from behind the arc on Friday, going 2-for-7, but fantasy owners do not need to be concerned. FVV has mastered his current role for the defending-champion Raptors and is showing no signs of slowing down. He belongs in starting lineups across the board.
February 21, 2020, 10:49 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton contributed 16 points (6-for-12 shooting), nine rebounds, five assists, two triples and a steal in 32 minutes on Friday.
Barton's status coming into this game was uncertain but he looked no worse for the wear with a very strong fantasy line. The 32 minutes was also good to see as he looked healthy and productive. Keep him in your lineups as long as he's active.
February 21, 2020, 10:44 pmDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric (left ankle) scored eight points and added five rebounds and three assists in the Suns' road loss to the Raptors on Friday.
He got double the number of minutes that fellow Suns front court member Aron Baynes got in his return from injury tonight, so that is a good sign. If Saric can continue to receive 20 or so minutes per game, he is likely to maintain value the rest of the way. There's a good shot he is on the waiver wire unless you are in a deeper league and he is worth monitoring.
February 21, 2020, 10:39 pmAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes (left hip soreness) played 10 minutes on Friday in his return from injury, scoring five points.
Nothing on his stat line was notable this evening. Given that Dario Saric also returned tonight from a stint on the shelf and the options the Suns already have in the front court, Baynes' fantasy presence looks to be nonexistent the rest of the way. If Ayton or Saric goes down, however, Baynes would immediately become relevant again.