March 17, 2019, 1:02 amThaddeus YoungF, Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young managed 18 points, 10 rebounds and a pair of 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Nuggets.
Young continues to sail along with middle-round value and is a great glue guy for most fantasy rosters. The highlight of the night was probably Thad giving Tony Brothers a pat on the butt after his quick-trigger double technical on Nikola Jokic. Indiana's other pillar of consistency, Bojan Bogdanovic, tallied 16 points and missed a good look at a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
December 9, 2019, 10:10 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George scored a game-high 36 points (10-of-26 FGs, 9-of-11 FTs) and added nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and seven triples in 36 minutes in a 110-99 road win over the Pacers on Monday while Kawhi Leonard rested.
George continues to look healthy and is 8th/7th (8-cat/9-cat) in per-game ranks in the time since he began his season. There was genuine concern that playing next to Leonard would cause a bit of a drop, but with Leonard resting often, George can make up for lost usage.
December 9, 2019, 10:05 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker led the Celtics to a 110-88 win over the Cavs on Monday with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting while chipping in two rebounds, seven assists, a block and five triples.
Walker is doing his job in Boston and the Celtics are able to also enjoy the growth of their young stars as well. He's posting top-25 value on the year and there's no reason to think he can't sustain that. It's all smiles in Bean Town right now.
December 9, 2019, 10:03 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum had another efficient night shooting the ball, scoring 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting while adding 11 baords, two assists, two steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers.
Wow. What a game from Tatum, who is posting top-35 value on the year on only .411 shooting. He's averaging a career-high 21.2 points per game while chipping in 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks and there's actually room for growth here as his shooting percentages should climb.
December 9, 2019, 10:01 pmJaylen BrownSG, Boston Celtics
Jaylen Brown kept his foot on the gas on Monday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Brown is showing signs of putting it together as he makes significant strides in his game this season. He's averaging a career-high 20.0 points per game on .496 shooting to go with 2.1 triples, 6.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals. Owners should carefully watch how he fares as Gordon Hayward slowly gets integrated, but it looks like he should be able to continue providing top-80 value.
December 9, 2019, 9:59 pmMontrezl HarrellPF, Los Angeles Clippers
Montrezl Harrell had a good game on Monday in a win over the Pacers, going for 26 points (12-of-22 FGs, 2-of-5 FTs), eight boards, one dime and one rejection in 30 minutes.
Harrell has just about matched his production from last season, which is a bit surprising considering that the team added two superstar forwards. His points per game have even increased. Unfortunately, the free throw percentage has gotten worse. Harrell is a safe mid-round player at this point. Also off the bench but with a dud, was Lou Williams with six points on 2-of-19 shooting with one board, six assists and one block.
December 9, 2019, 9:59 pmGordon HaywardSF, Boston Celtics
Gordon Hayward returned to action on Monday, scoring 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting while adding five rebounds, four assists and a steal.
Hayward missed the last 13 games due to a fracture in his left hand and while he didn't get either of his 3-point attempts to fall, it's a good sign that he was able to score efficiently tonight. He was posting nearly top-25 value before going down and the 26 minutes are a decent amount considering how much time he's missed. Fire him up in all leagues.
December 9, 2019, 9:57 pmDaniel TheisPF, Boston Celtics
Daniel Theis scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting on Monday, adding a rebound, two assists, three blocks and two triples.
Theis produced across the board and took advantage of an easy matchup. He played 21 minutes compared to Enes Kanter's 17 (seven points, four rebounds and one block). Neither player is very attractive to own, especially with Robert Williams (left hip soreness) set to return soon.
December 9, 2019, 9:54 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson was the only player on the Cavs that showed up on Monday, scoring 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting with 11 boards and an assist.
The rest of the team succumbed to the blowout nature of this game and put up awful lines, but Thompson survived. Surprisingly, he's been the best Cavs player in fantasy throughout the year, posting top-75 value in 9-cat leagues.
December 9, 2019, 9:49 pmMohamed BambaC, Orlando Magic
Mohamed Bamba (left knee contusion) returned to the game on Monday in the third quarter.
That's excellent to see Bamba back so quickly after he was helped to the locker room by multiple people.
Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter
December 9, 2019, 9:46 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love scored seven points on 3-of-12 shooting while adding 10 boards, an assist and a 3-pointer on Monday.
The trade rumors are about to be in full swing and while Love didn't show much tonight, he should still be able to put up decent value in triples and boards wherever he lands. His defensive abilities are well documented, but he can still get it done in fantasy.