March 16, 2019, 3:40 pmMarcus Smart - G - Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart was a menace in Saturday's win over the Hawks, picking up 16 points (5-of-9 shooting), nine assists, five steals, a block and two 3-pointers.
Smart gave Trae Young fits in this one and was doing all the usual Marcus Smart stuff, from grabbing clutch steals to flopping around like a fish out of water. He's been a standard-league asset for quite some time now, so make sure he's rostered in all of your leagues. He can provide a big lift in steals with steady contributions in assists, 3-pointers and occasionally rebounds. It helps that his shot has improved substantially of late (.583 in March, .421 on the season, .370 for his career).
March 18, 2019, 9:47 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas got to play seven minutes on Monday in Boston, though the only stats he compiled were two assists.
It was a lovefest before the game with a tribute video and standing ovation for one of Boston's favorites. Thomas will likely be back out of the rotation going forward.
March 18, 2019, 9:42 pmCedi Osman - F - Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman turned in another solid performance in Monday's win over the Pistons, posting 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, six dimes, two 3s and one steal in 38 minutes.
Osman has struggled with consistency this season but has thankfully been a reliable source of production so far down the stretch. Keep him slotted in your active lineups.
March 18, 2019, 9:39 pmCollin Sexton - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton caught fire in Monday's 126-119 win over the Pistons, hitting 5-of-6 shots from deep en route to his team-high 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting.
He added two rebounds, one assist and two steals to the box score tonight. Sexton has been blossoming while the season has been winding down. He's been a top-40 play in 9-cat over the last week, a good sign of things to come from the Cavs' rookie. Jordan Clarkson added 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting with two rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes off the bench.
March 18, 2019, 9:35 pmJoe Ingles - F - Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting while chipping in three rebounds, four assists, a steal and four 3-pointers on Monday.
Ingles carried the Jazz on offense in the beginning of the game while Donovan Mitchell struggled and he had a nasty triple-threat move which almost detached Bradley Beal from his ankles. He's averaging 7.3 assists over the past month and the shooting was bound to correct itself after a slow week.
March 18, 2019, 9:33 pmDavid Nwaba - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
David Nwaba started on Monday for a resting Kevin Love and put up a reasonable line with 13 points (5-of-6 shooting), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in a team-high 40 minutes.
Nwaba scored a total of 11 points in his last three games combined, but his high usage and minutes is an encouraging sign as far as his down-the-stretch value is concerned. He's worth streaming when Kevin Love gets his days off.
March 18, 2019, 9:29 pmNik Stauskas - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Nik Stauskas dropped 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting to lead all Cavs reserves in Monday's win over the Pistons, adding two rebounds, two assists and two 3s.
There was a ton of garbage time in the equation here, so don't expect this level of production in their next game. Stauskas remains an option only in very deep leagues right now.
March 18, 2019, 9:28 pmKyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry (ankle) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Knicks.
Lowry headed to the locker room, walking gingerly on his right ankle, after Mitchell Robinson rolled onto it. It's good that he was able to walk off, but this could easily result in missed games. Look for Fred VanVleet and Jeremy Lin to pick up the slack.
Source: Doug Smith on Twitter
March 18, 2019, 9:26 pmAndre Drummond - C - Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond feasted on the Cavs on Monday with 21 points and 21 rebounds while adding five assists, two steals and a block.
Drummond was already on a roll entering tonight's game and with Blake Griffin (load management) resting, it only meant more opportunity for Drummond. He went 9-for-20 from the field which is a bit below his average, but owners get to look forward to three more games from him.
March 18, 2019, 9:25 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington caught fire from deep on Monday and scored 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting with two assists, two steals and seven 3-pointers.
Ellington was on fire tonight for the Pistons which meant Luke Kennard (nine points, four rebounds, two assists, a block and two triples) and Langston Galloway (13 points and three triples) took a backseat. Kennard is still a viable streaming source because of his production in other categories, but Ellington is the starter and best source of treys.
March 18, 2019, 9:23 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting while adding three rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers on Monday.
Jackson usually delivers solid lines against bad teams, but outside of his scoring there isn't much else for fantasy owners. Ish Smith (13 points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer) logged 24 minutes off the bench and is a decent streamer for those in need of assists.