March 8, 2019, 10:16 pmMarvin WilliamsF, Charlotte Hornets
Marvin Williams was on fire in Friday’s one-point win over the Wizards, hitting 10-of-16 shots en route to a season-high 30 points, adding seven treys, seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal.
Williams has been a top-75 play this week and with top-60 value in 9-cat over the last two months, he should be picked up if someone in your league got impatient and dropped him. Frank Kaminsky had four points (no 3s) and nine rebounds and looks to have cooled off after a few hot games.
December 6, 2019, 11:59 pmTrevor ArizaSF, Sacramento Kings
Trevor Ariza put up nine points, three 3-pointers and two steals in 29 minutes on Friday night.
After missing six games for personal reasons, Ariza has now logged 12, 35 and 29 minutes since. He's got a long way to go to get back on the standard-league radar but getting minutes like this are the first step.
December 6, 2019, 11:58 pmNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica went 2-for-11 from the field on Friday, finishing with five points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in 19 minutes.
Bjelica has some on-court issues but has generally done enough to make it work while the Kings have been shorthanded. He's been a standard-league guy since Marvin Bagley got hurt, so ride this one out til the very end. Bagley's expected back imminently so start planning your next move.
December 6, 2019, 11:55 pmRodney HoodSG, Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood suffered a torn left Achilles on Friday.
Just terrible news for a guy who was getting his career back on track with a solid season. He complained of left Achilles soreness on Wednesday and obviously the worst case scenario has played out here. The Blazers might have to hit the trade market for wing depth, but if they don't make any moves it'll mean more minutes for Kent Bazemore, Anfernee Simons, Gary Trent and maybe even Mario Hezonja.
Source: Portland Trail Blazers
December 6, 2019, 11:45 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum led the Celtics to a 108-95 win over the Nuggets on Friday with 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists, a steal and four 3-pointers.
Tatum went 10-of-19 from the field. He's returning third-round value and while that might take a small hit when Gordon Hayward returns, there's nothing that should bump Tatum beyond top-50 standing this season. Enjoy the ride.
December 6, 2019, 11:44 pmMarcus SmartPG, Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart returned from a two-game absence on Friday night, logging 28 minutes and scoring nine points on 4-of-5 shooting.
Smart missed time with a bruised abdomen and an illness. He added two rebounds, two assists and a three tonight. Expect better on most nights, as the Celtics had this one in control and took their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter. Smart should go right back into all fantasy lineups.
December 6, 2019, 11:42 pmEnes KanterC, Boston Celtics
Enes Kanter played 18 minutes on Friday night but wasn't able to cook up anything interesting with eight points, four rebounds and three assists.
Kanter is mired in a nasty timeshare and is outside the top-200 on the season, though he's been better with top-170 numbers in the last two weeks. Either way it's just not enough for a guy who cost a middle-round selection, and we wouldn't blame you for a frustration drop. The fact that he's trending upward, even slowly, is enough to warrant a hold, but don't be shocked if that ends up being nothing. Starter Daniel Theis played 15 minutes and had seven points, a steal and a block while Robert Williams had three boards and a steal in 13 minutes. What a mess.
December 6, 2019, 11:38 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic was the only Nugget to show up in Friday's loss to the Celtics, hitting 13-of-21 from the field for 30 points along with 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Jokic would've had more assists had his teammates been anywhere close to good tonight — they combined to shoot 26-of-73. There have been grumbles about his low scoring totals of late but his percentages are both in line for correction, and The Joker is going to right this ship soon enough. Tonight might've been the start of that and the buy-low window is going to close quickly if it hasn't already.
December 6, 2019, 11:35 pmJuancho HernangomezPF, Denver Nuggets
Juancho Hernangomez led the Nuggets bench in minutes on Friday, playing 20 and producing seven points, three rebounds and a 3-pointer.
The Nuggets were down by 21 after three quarters so garbage time was at play, but it's notable that Hernangomez has jumped over Torrey Craig in the rotation, and surpassed Jerami Grant for at least one night. We'd expect things to get back to normal in Denver's next competitive game but deep-league owners should have this situation on the radar after tonight.
December 6, 2019, 11:34 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap logged 21 minutes on Friday night, posting five points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer.
Millsap has been at 21 minutes or less in four of his last five games and is only a late-round value in the last two weeks. He'll slip from his current middle-round, full-season value, so you can consider him a sell-high type if there's someone in your league itching to acquire him.
December 6, 2019, 11:31 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder scored 25 points in Friday's overtime win over the Wolves, hitting 10-of-17 from the field to go with two assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 39 minutes.
Schroder's been a letdown so far with just top-130/170 value, but better days are ahead whenever the Thunder either trade Chris Paul or dial back on his minutes. Schroder is still primed for a big second half and can probably be had for a song right now, so you know what to do. Assuming he doesn't get traded himself, he fills a vital role for a Thunder team that's lacking scoring punch and bench producers.