June 26, 2019, 7:49 pmDerrick FavorsPF, Utah Jazz
According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, Derrick Favors will field calls from several interested teams and act as if he will be an unrestricted FA, a sign that he doesn't expect the Jazz to pick up his team option.
Favors has gone on the record indicating that he'd love to return to Utah, but it appears that they are interested in allocating the 17 million he would have made, elsewhere. Favors has always struggled to maximize his fantasy potential playing next to Rudy Gobert, and perhaps a situation with a less clogged paint could do more for his value.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 11:22 pmTrey LylesPF, San Antonio Spurs
Trey Lyles went scoreless on Friday but managed to post 10 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 20 minutes.
That's not bad all things considered, though he didn't really do much to take advantage of Rudy Gay's absence opening up more minutes at power forward. He's getting 17.3 mpg on the season and is a rebounding specialist if you're scraping the bottom of the barrel in 20-teamers.
January 17, 2020, 11:15 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder shot 6-of-16 from the field on his way to scoring 18 points with seven rebounds and eight assists in 38 minutes.
Schroder tanked your team's field goal percentage but was able to fight through the poor shooting to put up a nice fantasy line. Schroder is a fine hold in standard-leagues and has upside if Chris Paul gets injured or traded.
January 17, 2020, 11:13 pmCam ReddishG-F, Atlanta Hawks
Cam Reddish turned in a big game in Friday's road win, scoring 22 points while adding five rebounds, four assists, four steals, a block and five 3-pointers.
Reddish went 8-of-13 from the floor and the Hawks won in San Antonio for the first time since February of 1997. That's a long, long time, even with the teams only meeting there once a year. Reddish's play is starting to even out a bit and lines like this show you the multi-cat upside, but his terrible efficiency (.323 on 8.7 attempts entering tonight) make him a non-option in builds where FG% matters, and his overall inconsistencies make him tough to work with outside of extremely deep leagues. Still, nights like this make you wonder how impactful he can be in the long term.
January 17, 2020, 11:10 pmBruno FernandoPF, Atlanta Hawks
Bruno Fernando returned to the rotation on Friday night, notching three points and four rebounds in eight minutes of action.
Fernando missed the last four games after his mother passed away but is back with the team and ready to play. He remains a deep-league option for this year.
January 17, 2020, 11:09 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young shot 10-of-16 from the field in Friday's road victory on his way to 31 points, five rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers.
Young has had two outstanding games since returning from a minor hamstring injury and he'll be an early-round player in just his second season in the league. The Hawks have a chance to boast two top-20 fantasy players between Young and John Collins, who put up 18 & 10 in this win over the Spurs.
January 17, 2020, 11:08 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo scored 21 points on Friday (7-of-11 from the field) with eight rebounds, fives assists and one block in 32 minutes.
Adebayo also shot 7-of-10 from the line and has improved to .681 from the line on the season after shooting .730 in the past month. He is a multi-category monster in fantasy and will post early-round value the rest of the way.
January 17, 2020, 11:05 pmKevin HuerterSG, Atlanta Hawks
Kevin Huerter stuffed the stat sheet on Friday night, posting 18 points, including the game-winning triple, as well as two rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
Huerter should not be on any waiver wires. He looks to have found his groove and there's a legitimate chance for him to finish as a top-100 player. He does a little bit of everything for the Hawks, and while there will be random bad games sprinkled in, Huerter can contribute in every category like this.
January 17, 2020, 11:01 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler scored 14 points (3-of-8 from the field) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 115-108 win over the Thunder on Friday.
Butler didn't take too many shots but went a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line and put up a well-rounded fantasy line to make up for it. Butler is on the edge of first-round value and is a lock for the top-20 as the star in Miami.
January 17, 2020, 10:54 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting and added two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on Friday.
Nunn is on a hot stretch and has scored over 20 points in three straight games with 10 threes over that span. Nunn doesn't offer much outside of points and threes, but he has posted standard-league value all season and is a fine player to have at the end of your bench. Don't hesitate to drop him for a hot pickup though.
January 17, 2020, 10:54 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry briefly left Friday's game after banging his knee but was able to return and said he'd be fine in the postgame media session.
Lowry finished with 11 points, three rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, but more importantly, only logged 22 minutes thanks to Toronto blowing the Wizards away. The fact that he was able to get a head start on his rest might be big for his chances of suiting up in tomorrow's game in Minnesota. Check back for another update tomorrow, but you can tentatively pencil Lowry into lineups.