• Robin Lopez - C - Chicago Bulls

    Coach Jim Boylen said "We have not discussed a diminished role for him at all" in reference to Robin Lopez, who was shut own post-ASB last season.

    Lopez looks like he'll be sticking it out with the rest of the Bulls starters until further notice. He's good for some points and boards with reasonable field goal shooting but that's about it. As long as you're not expecting to be wowed, Ro-Lo is a decent pickup in 16-team leagues or deeper. Cristiano Felicio is a drop as he won't hold value while Lopez is in play.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

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  • Jayson Tatum - F - Boston Celtics

    Jayson Tatum shot just 3-of-12 from the field for eight points in Monday's loss to the Nuggets, but he did add seven rebounds, six assists, a steal, a block and a three in his 36 minutes.

    Tatum is shooting around 45% for the past month and for the season, so this is just an outlier. He can still improve on his ability to add peripheral stats, and games like tonight are a reminder that he's very capable.

  • Dennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder started on Monday and scored 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting while adding three rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.

    Schroder benefited from Russell Westbrook serving a one-game suspension, but we expect things to go back to normal in OKC's next game on Wednesday against the Raptors.

  • Dwyane Wade - G - Miami Heat

    Dwyane Wade scored 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting while adding four rebounds, five assists, and a triple-one on Monday.

    Wade provides decent value whenever the Heat are missing players and tonight was one of those nights. He's going to try to play in as many games as he can to finish his career, but his production hasn't been consistent which makes him a situational add at best.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk bounced back on Monday, scoring 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting while adding nine rebounds, an assist, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Olynyk was on a bit of a cold streak, but it's great news for owners to see him log 36 minutes. Even with his struggles, coach Spoelstra seems committed to playing him and with three more games this week he's a must-own player.

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic stayed hot on Monday with 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and a season-high six 3-pointers.

    Dragic has been unreasonably hot as of late and if he's floating on any wires it's time to give him a look as the Heat play three more times this week. We've seen him go ice cold after these hot streaks and there's a chance he craters when Justise Winslow (right thigh) returns, but right now he's taking full advantage of the situation.

  • Bam Adebayo - C/F - Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo filled up the box score on Monday, scoring eight points on 4-of-9 shooting while adding seven boards, four assists, two steals and a block.

    Adebayo has run away with the job in Miami and even with Hassan Whiteside (five minutes, two points and four rebounds) healthy, coach Spoelstra has shown no willingness to cede any of Bam's minutes to him. The Heat look great when Adebayo is on the floor and his ability to rack up dimes and steals is an extra wrinkle which makes him a must-own player going forward.

  • Derrick Jones Jr. - F/G - Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. scored eight points on 4-of-11 shooting while adding a rebound and two steals on Monday.

    Jones Jr. started again in place of Justise Winslow (right thigh), but he couldn't produce in his 17 minutes of action. We love the highlight plays from Airplane Mode, but he's not a reliable fantasy asset, especially with the Heat loaded on the wings.

  • Torrey Craig - F - Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig (left shoulder sprain) returned from a two-game absence and scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting with eight boards in 21 minutes on Monday.

    Craig seems to be ready for his normal workload, but he's just a deep-league option on such a deep and now healthy Nuggets team.

  • Nikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic filled up the box score in Monday's 114-105 win over the Celtics posting 21 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Jokic also shot 9-for-14 as the only category in which he didn't dominate was free throw percentage (0-for-0). Jokic continues to provide first-round value, and it doesn't get much safer than the Joker these days.

  • Will Barton - G - Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton netted 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the floor on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    The 17 shots were a team high. So while he didn't provide much else (two treys, four boards and two dimes), it's great to see the higher usage. He's consistently inconsistent, but he makes for a great upside play as someone that can go off in just about any category. Gary Harris had a better game than what we've grown accustomed to with 16 points and four threes, though he once again had just one steal. He hasn't had a multi-steal game all month, and that's where much of his value came from in the past.