February 28, 2019, 9:58 pmTJ LeafF, Indiana Pacers
T.J. Leaf posted a season-high 18 points off the bench for the Pacers on Thursday.
It was a good outing for Leaf in 22 minutes, but there just isn't a lot else to offer in his skill set if there isn't high volume minutes. He doesn't need to be considered for fantasy.
December 6, 2019, 11:11 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander woke up with a fantastic game in Friday's 139-127 win over the Wolves with a career-high 29 points (8-of-13 FGs, 12-of-12 FTs), five rebounds, one 3-pointer, two assists and one steal.
Wow. Talk about a bounce-back SGA has been floundering in the rankings lately, edged out of the top-200 last week. This strong showing may not be enough to slam his buy-low window shut just yet, but is a stern reminder of the tantalizing upside he brings to the table.
December 6, 2019, 11:05 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a light night of work in Friday's 119-91 thrashing of the Clippers, scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer in just 26 minutes.
The Bucks came out on fire and ended this one early, which explains the lack of defensive numbers. Antetokounmpo is producing second-round value on the season, but that's almost entirely because of his atrocious .591 mark at the free throw line on 11 attempts per game. Unfortunately, The Greek Freak is a full-fledged punt-FT guy, which is going to prevent him from hitting his ceiling and his fantasy ADP despite the excellent numbers elsewhere.
December 6, 2019, 11:03 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo took advantage of a favorable matchup against the Wizards' thin frontcourt and bullied them for a career-high 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting with 14 rebounds and two blocks on Friday.
Adebayo has held steady with top-60 value on the season but could rise in the rankings as gets more comfortable with his role with the Heat – especially if he keeps raising the bar with lines like this one tonight.
December 6, 2019, 11:02 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo was able to produce 11 points, five rebounds, four steals and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes on Friday.
DiVincenzo remains a late-round value on the year but figures to fade back to deep-league territory with Khris Middleton back. DiVincenzo took advantage of ample garbage time tonight so despite the solid line, his arrow is pointing down. Middleton had 17-6-5 on 7-of-9 shooting.
December 6, 2019, 10:59 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez's shot was errant on Friday, as he went 2-of-12 from the field and came up empty from deep to finish with six points in 25 minutes.
The Bucks steamrolled the Clippers so there's not too much to get worked up about, and he at least provided three blocks. His minutes have been down following a two-game absence but there's not much to worry about with BroLo.
December 6, 2019, 10:59 pmTyler HerroPG, Miami Heat
Tyler Herro was in the zone on Friday, connecting on 10-of-18 shooting with two 3s, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Herro has been a top-180 play in 9-cat so far this season, but is someone to keep an eye out for his post-ASB breakout potential.
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.