March 9, 2019, 6:18 pmRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucks.
Gay moved back into the starting five on Wednesday night with Jakob Poeltl out but has been seeing extra shots head his way as the leader of the second unit. He remains a must-start player no matter where he begins the game. If he can't play tomorrow it should result in more minutes for Davis Bertans, with the rest of San Antonio's reserves all getting a little bit more run than normal.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
December 6, 2019, 10:57 pmKawhi LeonardSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Kawhi Leonard turned in 17 points (5-of-14 FG), five rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes on Friday.
Leonard is still sitting with first-round value despite a big drop in shooting percentage, where he's down at .439 after never finishing a full season below .468 from the field. His knee is a concern but Leonard, for his lofty standing, still has room to improve when those numbers even out. Most of the other Clippers were bad tonight, with Paul George scoring 13 points with seven boards in 31 minutes, Lou Williams netting 11 points and Montrezl Harrell capped at 11 points and a block. Milwaukee blew this one open early so don't read into this much.
December 6, 2019, 10:56 pmDerrick Jones Jr.SF, Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. logged 27 minutes off the bench and chipped in five points, one trey, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in Friday's win over the Wizards.
The Heat got a lot of value off their bench with coach Erik Spoelstra using a nine-man rotation. DJJ is someone to consider in deep leagues if he continues this across-the-board production.
December 6, 2019, 10:53 pmIvica ZubacC, Los Angeles Clippers
Ivica Zubac was one of the few Clippers to make it out of Friday's game unscathed with 14 points and 12 rebounds in 24 minutes.
Zubac doesn't seem like a natural success story against an opponent like the Bucks but he made it work tonight, unlike most of his teammates. The Zubes has been well outside the top-200 of late and is only a 14-16-team option unless you're hunting specifically for boards. Even then, his minutes give Zubac a very shaky floor.
December 6, 2019, 10:52 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler record his second triple-double of the season in Fridays 112-103 win over the Wizards, tallying 28 points (9-of-16 shooting), 11 rebounds, 11 assists, two 3s, one steal and two blocks.
Butler has been a fantastic top-20 play so far this season and appears to be in a perfect spot with the Heat to pile on fantasy value for his owners.
December 6, 2019, 10:49 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen continued his recent mini-run of solid play in Friday's 98-100 loss to the Warriors, going for 22 points, three steals, four 3-pointers and an 8-for-17 shooting line.
Markkanen remains merely a top-150 player on the full season but has turned things around in the last week and is sitting with more familiar top-70 value. This is his third straight game of respectable efficiency, as well as his third straight with four triples, and it seems like the buy-low window is starting to inch its way closed. His shooting percentage is due for a massive correction, and his points and threes will rise along with it. It should only be a matter of time.
December 6, 2019, 10:45 pmAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (shoulder) is listed as a starter for the Lakers on Friday.
Thankfully, AD has managed to keep his probable-to-active/starting streak alive so far. Until otherwise broken, expect said chain of status changes to continue night-on-night.
Source: Lakers Nation on Twitter
December 6, 2019, 10:45 pmKris DunnPG, Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn made another start on Friday and came through with nine points, four rebounds, three steals and a block in 29 minutes of action.
This looked like the year where Chicago would give up on Dunn, but he's bounced back nicely with top-125 returns. As long as he's racking up steals (1.9 per game), he'll be a late-round guy at worst. Injuries to Otto Porter and Chandler Hutchison have opened the door, but to Dunn's credit he's stepped right in.
December 6, 2019, 10:42 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. wasn't anything to write home about on Friday with four points, 12 rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes of action.
WCJ has basically been a buy-low option all season long with just top-110 value and comfortable top-60 upside. His blocks, assists and free throw percentage have taken a tumble this season, offsetting gains in field goal percentage, rebounds and points. Carter should get it sorted out in time, and hopefully you're in on the action before that happens.
December 6, 2019, 10:41 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Davis Bertans made just 7-of-20 shots from the field in a loss to the Heat on Friday, but did his damage elsewhere, mustering 19 points, 10 rebounds, five 3s, one assist and two blocks.
Bertans has been a lights-out shooter as of late, catapulting him into fantasy's top-10 last week with 5.7 3s and 22.0 points per game.
December 6, 2019, 10:37 pmMoritz WagnerPF, Washington Wizards
Moritz Wagner was fantastic in 31 minutes on Friday, dropping 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting with nine rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist and two steals,
Wagner is looking a must-add in the wake of the Thomas Bryant three-week minimum absence. He's going to flirt with top-75 value on his good nights, making him a standard-league FA grab.