March 15, 2019, 5:06 pmTerry Rozier - G - Boston Celtics
Terry Rozier and Daniel Theis are both questionable to play on Saturday as they deal with an illness.
If Rozier is unable to play, Marcus Smart gets all the run he can handle while Aron Baynes is a likely beneficiary if Theis is out.
Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter
March 25, 2019, 12:21 amBuddy Hield - G - Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield finished Sunday's loss to the Lakers with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and five 3-pointers on 6-of-21 from the field.
A big chunk of Hield's fantasy value comes from his ability to shoot efficiently (.462 on the season), at least relative to most of his positional peers, but he just didn't have it tonight. The Kings' playoff hopes took a major blow in this one and they might opt to give him a night off once they're officially eliminated given the immense role he's played all season, but until that happens Hield is a set-and-forget player.
March 25, 2019, 12:19 amHarrison Barnes - F - Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes was quiet on Sunday, going 3-of-7 from the field for 10 points with four assists and two triples.
This is what happens when a volume scorer doesn't get any volume. It's surprising that he didn't get more looks with Sacramento's backcourt having a terrible night from the field but Barnes had been a pretty reliable scorer up to this point with double digits in every game in March and 15 or more points in all but one game prior to this one. Keep him in lineups if you need help in that department.
March 25, 2019, 12:16 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein played 17 minutes on Sunday night, posting 10 points, nine rebounds, two steals and a block.
Cauley-Stein had a monster game on Thursday but ended up playing 35 total minutes over two weekend games, and he's going to be a low-end big man to roll with while Marvin Bagley is healthy. There's upside here but we don't see WCS getting enough playing time to hit it.
March 25, 2019, 12:06 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica finished Sunday's loss to the Lakers with eight points (4-of-6 shooting), six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 20 minutes of action.
That note we had from Saturday about Bjelica being prone to some duds despite a handy stat set? Here you go. The Kings have four games next week so he'll be right on the lineup borderline for most owners. The bet is that four games, including a quiet performance like this, might still be better than three games from another option. Good luck.
March 25, 2019, 12:02 amScott Machado - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Scott Machado made his Lakers debut on Sunday night, registering no stats in two minutes of action.
Machado appeared in six games with the Rockets way back in 2012-13 and is on a 10-day deal. It's pretty remarkable that he's made it back to the league but there's nothing here for fantasy purposes.
March 24, 2019, 11:28 pmStephen Curry - G - Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry led the charge in Sunday's 121-114 win over the Pistons, going 9-of-19 from the field for 26 points with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and five triples.
The Warriors tend to go as Curry goes, and despite all the world-class talent around him he's still the engine that makes this team run. Four out of five games this week is still a win for fantasy owners, and Curry should be locked and loaded into all lineups as the Dubs will look to hit their stride before the postseason begins.
March 24, 2019, 11:26 pmKlay Thompson - G - Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson hit 10-of-17 shots on Sunday night to score 24 points with three triples against the Pistons.
Thompson's eight-point stinker against the Mavs on Saturday leaves him with a week-long box score that resembles a typical four-gamer, but he did play all five games that the Dubs had this week. That was highly improbable and even with the dud fantasy owners should be happy with the totality of his work. There will be nights off before the season ends but fantasy owners got Klay at 100 percent for a fantasy playoff matchup.
March 24, 2019, 11:23 pmDraymond Green - F - Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green put up 14 points, five rebounds, eight assists and a 3-pointer in Sunday's win over the Pistons.
Green didn't grab any defensive stats and now has just one steal and no blocks over his previous three games, but fantasy owners can't possibly complain since he stunningly played in all five games this past week, including two back-to-back sets. We'd expect some rest days to be on the horizon, but this week counts as a win despite some quieter lines in his last three.
March 24, 2019, 11:19 pmKevin Durant - F - Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant was surprisingly quiet on Sunday night against the Pistons, going just 5-of-6 from the field for 14 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
This is only the third time in Durant's career that he's taken six shots or fewer in a game, and the previous three saw him log 22 minutes combined — he played a typical 35 tonight. The Warriors simply didn't need KD to shoulder much of a scoring burden and he remained effective in the flow of the offense as more of a playmaker tonight. Expect KD to get back to business in the next one.
March 24, 2019, 11:13 pmShaun Livingston - G - Golden State Warriors
Shaun Livingston returned from Saturday's rest day with eight points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting in 16 minutes on Sunday night.
Livingston isn't a fantasy option and we'd expect to see him get at least one more game off from here on out. Again, not like it matters for fantasy players.