April 9, 2018, 10:23 pmMilton DoyleSG, Brooklyn Nets
Milton Doyle played 16 minutes on Monday night, scoring a career-high eight points with three rebounds, two triples and a block in a home win.
Doyle saw extra opportunity with Joe Harris out and might be a better play than Nik Stauskas if Harris misses the season finale. The Nets seem more likely to give their youngster a look, as they pretty well know what Stauskas brings to the table at this point.
December 13, 2019, 10:05 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson shot 4-of-10 from the field and 0-for-2 from the line to end Fridays 116-109 win over the Pelicans with eight points and five boards.
Richardson is still getting his legs back and has nice buy-low window attached to him right now. This performance is a floor-level play, so expect better things to come.
December 13, 2019, 10:03 pmMike ScottPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Mike Scott started again for the Sixers for an injured Al Horford (left knee soreness/left hamstring tightness) and produced five points, nine rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal.
Scott continues to be the primary beneficiary of Horford's absence and is worth a short-term hold in 18-team leagues or deeper.
December 13, 2019, 10:02 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden scored 54 points (19-for-31 shooting) with 10 triples, seven assists, five rebounds, three blocks and two steals in Wednesday's 130-107 win over the Magic.
It was a day ending in "Y" so Harden went ahead and scored 50 points again. It was especially impressive that he knocked down 10 threes despite being guarded by the much taller Jonathan Isaac. Harden is one step closer to averaging an absurd 40 ppg this year.
December 13, 2019, 9:59 pmKenrich WilliamsPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Kenrich Williams was invisible for the Pelicans in 26 minutes as a starter on Friday, kicking in three points (1-of-3 from deep), four rebounds and one assist.
Williams has been unable to provide quality value, or any value for that matter, in recent games. He can be dropped in most formats for a hot FA.
December 13, 2019, 9:58 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook finished Wednesday's win over the Magic with 23 points (9-for-18 shooting), seven rebounds, six assists and one triple.
Westbrook seems to be finding his way in the Rockets offense over the last two weeks, and his free throw shooting (89%) is an especially welcome sight to see. He hit all four of his free throws again tonight and if he can maintain that going forward, it will help make up for the slight step back he's taking in rebounds and assists.
December 13, 2019, 9:56 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday's shot was off the mark on Friday, going 4-for-18 from the field but still managed to finish the night with 12 points, six rebounds, 10 assists and one block.
For what it's worth, Holiday has been playing better overall since Lonzo Ball was moved to the bench. This was just an off shooting night for the elite guard. Speaking of Ball, he struggled to deliver substantive stats in 23 minutes off the bench with six points (2-of-6 shooting) with two rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and one steal. Ball is a marginal hold at best right now in standard leagues.
December 13, 2019, 9:51 pmDerrick FavorsPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Derrick Favors (personal) started and played 15 minutes in his return to action for the Pelicans on Friday and produced eight points and eight rebounds.
Favors was active on the glass in his limited minutes, which is a positive sign. Expect the minutes to ramp up soon and with it, his usage and production.
December 13, 2019, 9:49 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela had 10 points (5-for-9 shooting), 11 rebounds and two blocks in 29 minutes on Wednesday as the Rockets defeated the Magic.
It was a solid night for Capela, as the double-double was his 16th of the season – eighth most in the league so far. The Swiss big man is enjoying a breakout season on the glass and Wednesday's game seems to be the floor for his production.
December 13, 2019, 9:46 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker notched a double-double in Wednesday's win over the Magic with 12 points, 11 rebounds, three triples, two steals and one assist.
Tucker has been enjoying a career season so far, averaging a career-high 36 minutes per game which is powering his top-50 value. It is fair to be concerned if he can keep this up so don't hesitate to sell him for a player more consistently in the top-50 for fantasy.
December 13, 2019, 9:45 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe has been diagnosed with a right shin contusion and will not return to Friday's game.
He left the game in the third quarter and produced 12 points (3-of-6 shooting) with four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 17 minutes.
Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter