• Rodney McGruder
    G/F, Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder hit 8-of-14 from the field and 3-of-6 from deep in Saturday's loss to the Wizards, scoring 22 points in 27 minutes.

    McGruder's workload is trending down ever so slightly, though this was still his first game of the year with fewer than 30 mpg. He's still worth owning but one wonders how his lackluster stat set will hold up when (or if) the Heat get back to 100 percent. Fantasy owners can just keep riding the wave considering any contributions from McGruder are just found money this year.

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  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith put up 13 points and eight rebounds on 5-of-9 shooting in a loss to the Kings on Sunday.

    Finney-Smith is barely inside top-200 value on the season, but flashed his potential as a late-round option with this performance. He added three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers to the box score. He is in the starting lineup, so he will have ample opportunity to bring that value up.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George was limited with 25 minutes due to foul trouble on Sunday vs. the Wizards, but that did not stop him from pouring in 27 points (11-of-21 FG), six assists, six rebounds, three 3-pointers and four steals.

    PG13 is getting there folks. This was a great night of production, and while everyone does great things against the Wizards, it is still nice to see George stuff the stat sheet with everything we expect from his elite fantasy game.

  • Montrezl Harrell
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Harrell was solid on Sunday, putting up 20 points (8-of-12 FG), five rebounds and one block, although the 4-of-7 free-throw shooting remains a cause for concern.

    The free-throws are unlikely to ever improve for Harrell, but he always balances it out with great shooting from the field, and he is scoring a career-high 19 points per game. Paul George's return has not had a negative impact on his production.

  • Tim Hardaway Jr.
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. went off against the Kings on Sunday as he put up 29 points on 10-of-13 shooting.

    Hardaway Jr. knocked down nine 3-pointers and added two assists and one steal to the stat sheet. THJ has looked great since he has been inserted in the starting lineup and provides supplementary scoring to Luka Doncic. He has been a top-50 option over the last two weeks and should be owned in all formats.

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic stuffed the stat sheet on Sunday as always as he put up 27 points with seven rebounds and eight assists in a 110-106 loss to the Kings.

    Doncic is looking like an MVP candidate early in the season, so much so that you could say this was not one of his better performances. He shot just 10-of-24 from the field and had six turnovers. Nonetheless, he is a top-10 option this season and has minimal weaknesses.

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal got the clamps put on his game Sunday vs. the Clippers, going for 20 points (5-of-18 FG, 9-of-9 FT), five assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers.

    Beal received a technical foul in this game as he was getting frustrated with the proceedings. He will undoubtedly do better next time out. His fellow starting guard did not do much better, as Ish Smith went 6-of-15 from the field on his way to 14 points, four assists and five turnovers. Troy Brown had a great night with 22 points (9-of-12 FG), two 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Smith is worth a pickup in most standard leagues as he is starting and Troy Brown is worth monitoring.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons puts up 16 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in a win over the Raptors on Sunday.

    Simmons shot 8-of-11 from the field and turned the ball over five times. Simmons is great for rebounds, assists, steals and field goal percentage, but the threes and free throws will continue to hold him back. Regardless, he is a top-40 option.

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    On Sunday, Rui Hachimura went 7-of-7 from the line on his way to 17 points, (5-of-14 FG) alongside seven rebounds and four assists.

    It was not Hachimura's greatest night, but he continues to put up numbers for the Wizards who have no problem generating plenty of fantasy stats every day of the week. He is certainly worth a pickup if he is still available in your league.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left hip contusion) returned on Sunday and put up 10 points with eight rebounds and six assists on 3-of-7 shooting.

    Embiid turned the ball over seven times and missed his only attempt from beyond the arc. He has struggled against Marc Gasol, so we could chalk his lackluster performance up to that. He should bounce back next game and look like his dominant early-round self.

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle put up 20 points with three steals in 32 minutes in a 110-104 win over the Raptors on Sunday.

    Thybulle led the bench in minutes and showed up on both ends of the floor as he added three steals and one block to the stat sheet. He shot 6-of-9 from the field and knocked down five triples. He is flashing his potential as a tremendous 3-and-D asset, but he is relegated to deep-league defensive specialist until he does this consistently.