April 19, 2018, 11:45 pmRajon RondoPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Rajon Rondo double-doubled in Game 3 on Thursday with 16 points and 11 assists to go with five rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Rondo shot 7-for-12 from the floor and split his pair of free throws. He was attacking Damian Lillard all night on the dribble and was constantly running high pick and rolls with Anthony Davis as the Blazers had no answer for it. Rondo is one of the smartest guards in the league and he's abusing the Blazers defense with Davis each time. He's had a great series so far and with Lillard's defense being shaky and Jrue Holiday playing like an All-NBA guard, it opens things up for Rondo to be more creative.
November 21, 2019, 1:13 amJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden struggled with turnovers (eight), but ended with 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four 3-pointers on Wednesday.
Harden will always have the risk of high turnover nights like this, but even that hasn't stopped him from being an elite 9-cat player. Out of all players with more than 5 games this year, Harden is the top 9-cat producer. He is locked in as a top-5 player and there doesn't seem to be any sign of that changing.
November 21, 2019, 1:06 amRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook scored 25 on Wednesday, but struggled from the field going 8-of-22, along with only two rebounds and five assists.
It wasn't one of Westbrook's better games as he didn't make up for the poor shooting percentage with good counting stats. He has struggled over the last couple of weeks and is sitting outside of the top-80 looking in on the season. This will improve as the Rockets continue to find how to leverage him best. He is a triple-double threat on any night and this might the best buy-low window you'll have, if you are interested in taking it.
November 21, 2019, 1:03 amDerrick RosePG, Detroit Pistons
Derrick Rose led the Pistons with 18 points (5-of-11 shooting), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.
Despite the absence of Reggie Jackson, Rose continues to come off the Pistons bench. It's likely a strategy to preserve Rose's health. In spite of the reserve role, Rose is currently a top-90 player in 9-cat.
November 21, 2019, 1:01 amPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker was a non-factor on Wednesday, finishing the game with five points, one board, one steal and one 3-pointer.
The only players with double-digit attempts for the Rockets in this one were Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Usually that's not a problem for Tucker as he can contribute in more ways than scoring, but that wasn't the case tonight. He is a top-65 player night now, however, he is outside the top-100 over the last two weeks. Might be worth seeing if you can still get a top-60 player for him as his decline looks imminent.
November 21, 2019, 12:55 amDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House Jr. was forced to exit Wednesday's game with a shoulder injury, only amassing five points, two boards and three assists in 21 minutes.
House Jr. has been a top-60 player this year and his absence would be a blow to owners that have become accustom to his nightly production. Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers saw more time off the bench but neither did much of interest. We should know more about the injury tomorrow.
November 21, 2019, 12:54 amBlake GriffinPF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin produced 16 points (4-of-15 shooting) with eight rebounds, one trey, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes in Wednesday's 89-109 loss to the Bulls.
Griffin looked a bit sluggish in this game but still managed to bring a serviceable fantasy line to the table. As always, Griffin's biggest risk remains his lack of durability. Stick with him while he's producing, or let go when he strings together some big lines.
November 21, 2019, 12:49 amKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns had a quiet double-double in Wednesday's 103-95 loss to the Jazz, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers.
This would be a stellar night for most players, but KAT is not most players. If this is a slow game for him, owners should be rejoicing. KAT is one of the best in the game and the team knows if it wants to win, he needs to be involved more. He had a tough matchup going up against Gobert in this one, and should continue his dominance moving forward.
November 21, 2019, 12:41 amAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins returned to the lineup on Wednesday to the tune of 22 points on 10-for-24 shooting, seven boards, three assists and a three.
Wiggins was the team's leading scorer and shot reasonably well. He would have had a great night from the field had it not been his 1-of-10 shooting from deep. Currently sitting at top-40 value, Wiggins owners have to be loving the production they are seeing this season.
November 21, 2019, 12:39 amChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Christian Wood was sighted being productive on Wednesday, chipping in 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with 10 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in just 18 minutes of action.
This was a tantalizing line coming from Wood, who has been inconsistently teasing managers with explosions of value this season. Until he can show he can do this regularly, or if Blake Griffin is sidelined with an injury (again), Wood is not worth using in standard leagues.
November 21, 2019, 12:36 amRobert CovingtonSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington put together a strong defensive outing, picking up two steals and three blocks to go along with 11 points and three boards on Wednesday.
The five defensive stats are great to see, and while it's above his season average, there's no reason to think these kind of nights are a fluke. RoCo is looking primed to be a top-50 player this season.