• Otto Porter Jr.
    F, Washington Wizards

    Otto Porter Jr. scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with a 3-pointer, six rebounds, two assists and three steals against the Rockets on Monday.

    Porter was a menace on defense down the stretch and picked James Harden clean in the fourth quarter and also in overtime. He made momentum-swinging plays and is finally turning in lines that we expected since draft day.

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  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White scored 26 points and made six 3-pointers in a 124-115 loss to the Bucks on Thursday.

    At one point in the first half it looked like White was going to drop 40 before going ice cold in the third quarter. This is how it's going to be for White. He's a chaotic, streaky player who will dazzle you one night and then make you wonder why he's in the league the next. Strap in, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb sprain) played 21 minutes on Thursday and scored 14 points (6-of-7 from the field) and pulled down six boards.

    There were no defensive counters in this contest for WCJ who has otherwise generally improved in his sophomore campaign. If he can bump closer to two defensive stats a game, we're looking at a definite top-100 player.

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (sprained right ankle) scored 25 points, dished out seven assists and tossed in four defensive stats to boot in 33 minutes on Thursday.

    LaVine wasn't slowed by the ankle sprain in this one and put up a typical line. The profile for LaVine is cemented as a volume scorer with bad percentages and a propensity for turnovers. It's a top-100 value for sure with top-50 upside.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen continued to struggle on Thursday, making just two of his nine shot attempts, good for 11 points and eight rebounds in 32 minutes.

    Markkanen has had a horrid time shooting the basketball in the early going and this didn't help his cause. He's the 127th ranked player in 9-category leagues at this stage, which is actually impressive given the struggles. There have definitely been some injury concerns here so hopefully time will sort all of that out and he'll be back to top-50 status.

  • Wesley Matthews
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Wesley Matthews scored 15 points, with 10 of them coming at the free throw line, to go along with four rebounds in 27 minutes on Thursday.

    Matthews had a decent game but didn't even do the damage where we would expect him to. He made 10 out of 13 free throws and made only one 3-pointer. He hasn't been good enough to be worth a look despite what seems like a promising role as a starting wing on a strong Bucks team. Unfortunately there's nothing to be excited about here.

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo didn't do a lot with his first career start, playing 24 minutes and scoring four points and adding five boards in a win over the Bulls.

    DiVincenzo got the first look to start for the injured Khris Middleton but his status is definitely not cemented. Frankly, Sterling Brown has the more enticing fantasy skill set if he can claim the job. Either way, it's hard to get excited about any of these guys until we have more clarity on where the minutes will go.

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe continued his heater with 31 points on just 12-of-14 shooting to go along with eight assists.

    Bledsoe has been the 15th player on a per-game basis over the last two weeks across seven games. This is the correction we've been waiting on for Bledsoe. Lock him in as a top-40 option with Khris Middleton on the shelf too.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo paced the Bucks to another win on Thursday with 38 points (13-for-24 from the field, 11-for-20 from the line), 16 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block.

    GA chugged along and did his thing again here. The thing is that his thing, as great as it is, still involves missing free throws and turning the ball over. The lines are herculean on paper but there are just warts that hold him back from being a top-five fantasy asset.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle scored 17 points on 8-of-18 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer in Thursday's 106-103 win over the Mavs.

    This is just another typical line for Randle and the only thing that was missing was a lack of free throw shooting. He's going to be good for points and boards, but that's about it and the Knicks are a fantasy wasteland.

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson returned to action on Thursday and scored 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting to go with eight rebounds and a block.

    Robinson was efficient as ever on Thursday and looked like he didn't miss a step after returning from his concussion. The same issues are here with him though, as he can't stop fouling. Even if he does tone down the fouls, Coach Fizdale refuses to let him loose which is why we were apprehensive about him on draft day. The blocks should roll in eventually though.