March 11, 2019, 10:10 pmSpencer DinwiddieG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets in scoring on Monday with 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with two boards, two assists and two triples.
Now that Dinwiddie is healthy he's been eating into the other Nets' guards' usage and he's been thriving as of late. He's scored in double figures in every game since returning from his thumb injury and is picking up right where he left off.
December 5, 2019, 11:09 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet scored 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting while adding six rebounds, five assists, three steals, a block and three 3-pointers on Thursday.
VanVleet was awesome tonight and it looks like his strong surge is here to stay. Ever since the NBA finals, VanVleet has morphed into a legitimate No. 2 on offense alongside Pascal Siakam and the departure of Kawhi Leonard helped expedite it. It's great news that he was able to do this with Kyle Lowry also logging 42 minutes.
December 5, 2019, 11:06 pmPascal SiakamPF, Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam was held in check from the field, scoring 24 points on 9-of-22 shooting while chipping in nine boards, two assists, two steals, a block and two triples in Thursday's 109-119 loss to the Rockets.
Siakam went 2-for-8 from deep and struggled to get anything going on offense towards the end of the game. It's a good thing that a line like tonight can be considered below average and it speaks volumes about the player that Spicy P has become in such a short amount of time.
December 5, 2019, 11:03 pmKyle LowryPG, Toronto Raptors
Kyle Lowry had another strong game on Thursday with 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with five boards, eight dimes, a steal and three 3-pointers.
Lowry was on a tear before hurting his thumb and he's already back to speed. He logged 42 minutes which is actually a bit worrisome as the heavy minutes can really wear a guy like him down. If Coach Nurse continues to work him this hard, you may want to consider the injury risk you take with a guy like him, even though the production is undeniable.
December 5, 2019, 11:01 pmMarc GasolC, Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol filled up the stat sheet on Thursday, scoring five points with six rebounds, five assists, four steals, two blocks and a triple.
Gasol did a much better job playing against the Rockets' potent offense than Serge Ibaka (17 minutes, 10 points, five rebounds and two assists) which explains why he logged 29 minutes tonight. After an extremely slow start, Gasol has posted nearly top-80 value over the last two weeks with averages of 6.4 points, 5.3 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.1 steals, 1.6 blocks and 1.3 3s.
December 5, 2019, 10:59 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden cooled off on Thursday, scoring 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting while adding seven boards, three assists, five steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Thursday's 119-109 win over the Raptors.
It looks like Harden will see the halfcourt double-teams all year long, but that shouldn't worry owners at all. He's a maestro on offense and even though his line wasn't as monstrous as we're used to, it's still better than 90 percent of the league. The Beard continues to be a fantasy animal.
December 5, 2019, 10:57 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House returned to action Thursday after recovering from an illness and scored 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with one rebound, three assists and three triples.
House is an integral part in what Houston does as a playmaker and his fantasy value should remain consistent as well. He's the Rockets' best shooter from deep, hitting .444 from distance and his ability to put the ball on the floor makes him Coach D'Antoni's favorite wing. Grab him if he's on your wire.
December 5, 2019, 10:55 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Houston Rockets
Russell Westbrook had a classic fantasy line, notching a 19-13-11 triple-doubler to go with two steals while shooting 7-for-27 from the floor against the Raptors on Thursday.
Westbrook is getting clean 4-on-3 opportunities in halfcourt sets, but his jumper has completely abandoned him. He went 0-for-6 from deep and after an encouraging start to the year, he's actually shooting .410 from the floor on the season, which would be the second lowest mark of his career. That being said, he got a bucket on Fred VanVleet in crunchtime which essentially sealed the game and his athleticism and rebounding abilities are still there which means he should continue to post triple-doubles. The shooting is just something owners will have to pray gets back on track.
December 5, 2019, 10:52 pmBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
Ben McLemore scored a season-high 28 points on Thursday, hitting eight 3-pointers to go with two rebounds, three assists and a steal.
McLemore was red-hot in this game and Coach D'Antoni has decided to use him as a starter as he thrives playing with James Harden. Harden is being double-teamed before halfcourt and McLemore has been ready with a trigger finger. He won't always be this good, but he's worth a streaming spot if you need triples.
December 5, 2019, 10:50 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker scored 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go with 11 boards, two assists, a steal and five triples on Thursday.
Tucker is the glue guy for the Rockets and did his usual business on the boards while nailing 5-of-10 from deep. He's stationed at the corner and will continue to get easy looks all year with James Harden and Russell Westbrook creating for him. There will be inconsistencies, but over the long haul, he's posting top-40 value in 9-cat leagues.
December 5, 2019, 10:48 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela scored six points on 3-of-9 shooting with 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block on Thursday.
Capela continues to be a driving force for the Rockets on the defensive end of the floor and has been crushing it this season, averaging a career-high 14.9 rebounds while matching a career-high 1.9 blocks per game. There's a bonus in his contract if he has a 30% defensive rebound rate and he currently boasts a 34.5% rate on that end. He looks more spry than last year and health is the only limiting factor for him.