November 24, 2018, 3:39 amPaul MillsapF, Denver Nuggets
Paul Millsap scored 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks over 24 minutes in the Nuggets' 112-87 win over the Magic on Friday.
Millsap has surged ahead of expectations and some of that is due to Will Barton's absence, but the 2.5 combined steals and blocks per game and otherwise efficient play have him on an early mid-round start.
November 13, 2019, 12:00 amWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton was a sight for sore eyes on Tuesday, leading the Nuggets with 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting, nine rebounds, four assists, four 3s and one steal.
Barton has been a top-50 player so far this season and has shown no signs of slowing down. His resurgence was not something many accounted for, thinking Michael Porter Jr. and/or Jerami Grant would pose threats to his playing time. Alas, Barton has wound up thrilling his owners, surpassing his ADP with apparent ease.
November 12, 2019, 11:50 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler led the Heat to victory over Detroit with 20 points (6-for-13 FGs, 8-for-11 FTs), 13 assists, three rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes on Tuesday.
Butler is up to 17th/12th (8-cat/9-cat) in per-game ranks now. His 2.7 steals should drop a bit, but he's looking like he'll provide another top-20 season.
November 12, 2019, 11:49 pmAlex LenC, Atlanta Hawks
Despite being demoted to a reserve role on Tuessday, Alex Len rose to the occasion and delivered 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one block.
There's nothing like someone taking your starting job to snap you out of your stupor of mediocrity. That's what happened to him tonight. Damian Jones drew the start but was unimpressive with eight points (4-of-5 shooting), three rebounds, two assists and one block. Expect this frontcourt shuffle to be an occasional occurrence, making it hard to trust either big man. Look elsewhere for your needs if you value stability.
November 12, 2019, 11:40 pmJabari ParkerPF, Atlanta Hawks
Jabari Parker chipped in 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting, nine rebounds, one trey and four assists in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets.
Parker has been playing well as a fill-in starter for John Collins (suspension). But as a placeholder, consider selling high on him in 2-3 weeks before Collins' return.
November 12, 2019, 11:37 pmTrevor ArizaSF, Sacramento Kings
Trevor Ariza will not return to Tuesday's game against the Blazers due to a sore right groin.
Ariza's night ends with two steals and one rebound in four minutes. He's been getting solid minutes, but his fantasy game just isn't what it was a few years back. Ariza can be left alone in standard leagues.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 11:36 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young was more than a handful as the Hawks upset the Nuggets 125-121 on Tuesday, recording 42 points on 13-of-21 shooting (eight 3s), four rebounds, 11 assists and one block.
Young was a beast, plain and simple. He's currently a top-25 player in 9-cat but is flashing the upside worthy of top-15 or even top-10 value. Trae is proving that he's worth all the pre-draft hype.
November 12, 2019, 11:33 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn had his best game of the month in a victory over the Pistons on Tuesday, going for 20 points (6-for-16 FGs, 4-for-5 FTs), three rebounds, five assists, two assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
That should put Nunn owners at ease a bit as he hadn't had more than 11 points in his previous four games. He may never have a stretch close to the one that began his career unless Jimmy Butler misses time again, but he's locked into his starting role and should be worth starting in standard leagues for the foreseeable future.
November 12, 2019, 11:24 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo put up a very efficient double-double with 18 points (8-of-9 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), 14 rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes in a 117-108 home win over the Pistons on Tuesday.
Adebayo hasn't quite hit the level that eager drafters had hoped, but he's not far off. Though the defensive stats were missing in this one, he's averaging 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks for the season. Adebayo is also in line for some better results from the free throw line, so he could easily crack the top-50 before too long.
November 12, 2019, 11:22 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine led all Bulls starters on Tuesday with 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting with two rebounds, five assists, three triples and one steal in 31 minutes.
LaVine rolled his ankle in the fourth quarter but stayed in the game, so stay tuned for updates before his next game in case it swells up overnight. Lauri Makkanen was quiet with 13 points (4-of-10 shooting), eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
November 12, 2019, 11:15 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown Jr. (right knee contusion) handed out 11 assists on Tuesday while also providing three points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes.
This game had some garbage time and plenty of missing Pistons, so it's hard to get a read on what's sustainable. With Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson and Derrick Rose sitting out tonight, Brown was able to handle the ball more than usual and showed off his point guard skills. Another player that benefitted from these circumstances was Christian Wood who went for 16 points, three boards, two steals, two blocks and a three in 26 minutes. Wood can produce well when given the minutes, but this is just the third time he's exceeded 20 minutes with the Pistons and Griffin's return is likely to make that even rarer.