• Nikola Mirotic - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Nikola Mirotic played just 19 minutes on Thursday night, ending his evening with two points on 1-for-6 from the field to go with six rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Mirotic needs more playing time than this to guarantee middle-round value, and unfortunately for him the Bucks just didn't need to go all out against Indiana. Malcolm Brogdon was also subpar with seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a triple-one in 29 minutes. There's no reason to think too much about this one.

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  • Dirk Nowitzki - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dirk Nowitzki scored eight important points, as he passed Wilt Chamberlain and now sits in sixth in career points in NBA history.

    Dirk is generally getting minutes in the teens (12 tonight), and isn't giving fantasy players anything but possibly streaming-level threes at this point.

  • Julius Randle - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Julius Randle thrived against the Mavs on Monday, flirting with a double-double with 30 points on 14-of-24 shooting, adding nine rebounds, four dimes, two 3s, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

    Randle has been a steady source of production as the Pelicans go through the motions of finishing off the 2018-19 season. He should hold steady as a mid-round play. Deploy him with confidence.

  • Maxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber fell on and sprained his left wrist and will not return to Monday night's game.

    Kleber ends his night with nine points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 25 minutes. He's been getting near-starter's minutes and had double-doubled in three of the previous four games, sprinkling in threes and blocks. Hopefully he can get back out there by the Mavs next game on Wednesday.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving - G - Boston Celtics

    Kyrie Irving dropped 30 points with five rebounds, four assists, two threes, four steals and a block in 36 minutes in Monday's loss to the Nuggets.

    Irving was also 8-of-8 from the line. Even when the Celtics are a little flat, Kyrie is a top-10 stud. Expect it to continue as the Celtics jockey for playoff position.

  • DeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs in their 111-105 win over the Warriors on Monday with 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting while adding nine rebounds, eight assists and a steal.

    DeRozan didn't attempt any 3-pointers and went 8-for-9 at the line. When the game was on the line, the Spurs turned to DeRozan and he delivered, scoring six of the Spurs' last nine points.

  • Rudy Gay - F - San Antonio Spurs

    Rudy Gay came off the bench on Monday and scored 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting to go with six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Even though Gay isn't starting, he's finishing games which is what matters. The 27 minutes are still in line with his season averages and as long as he's healthy, he shouldn't be on any waiver wires.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled on Monday with 23 points and 13 rebounds while adding three assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Aldridge attempted as many 3-pointers tonight as his last four games combined in an effort to keep the Warriors' defense honest. The Spurs are riding a nine-game winning streak and Aldridge has been a top-10 player during that span, averaging 23.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocks on .554 shooting.

  • Al Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Al Horford had an efficient 20 points on 8-of-15 field goals including four threes on Monday vs. the Nuggets.

    Horford added six rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block for a well-rounded line that just lacked free throws. He's provided top-40 value on the season, though it's been a bit outside that over the last month.

  • Derrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs

    Derrick White scored 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting while adding two rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers against the Warriors on Monday.

    White continues to bring the goods in all peripheral stats and is going to be a key reason for a lot of fantasy championships. If there's one thing that coach Popovich loves, it's players who play defense and White has proven to be an elite asset on that end.

  • Jakob Poeltl - C - San Antonio Spurs

    Jakob Poeltl scored six points on 3-of-6 shooting with seven rebounds on Monday.

    Poeltl cooled off on the defensive stats, but we expected that, given he tallied 10 blocks in his last two games. Coach Popovich has taken a liking to Poeltl and it looks like he's finally getting consistent rotational minutes which means he's a must-own player going forward.