• Thaddeus Young
    F, Indiana Pacers

    Thaddeus Young scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting with a 3-pointer, four rebounds and two steals against the Blazers on Monday.

    Young has strung together some decent games recently, but is still in the tank overall on the season. We think he'll climb back up within the top-100 range, but his ceiling isn't high.

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  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Coming off of a 17-point performance off the bench, Jake Layman didn't do much with a starting opportunity on Tuesday as he put up 10 points (3-for-7 FGs, 2-for-4 FTs), three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Layman is under consideration for the starting small forward position in Minnesota. He had some good stretches last season, but he'll need to show more consistency to be considered in standard leagues. If he wins the job, keep a close watch on him.

  • Darius Garland
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Darius Garland (ankle) shot 6-for-13 from field and 5-for-6 from the line for 20 points with two boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Celtics on Tuesday.

    Garland looked over his ankle injury and moved well in this one. Similar to Collin Sexton, Garland has been good for scoring but is having trouble filling up the rest of the stat sheet. On a thin Cavs team, Garland is a deep-flier but is better suited for points leagues.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington filled up the box with 10 points (4-for-10 FGs), 19 rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two threes in a victory over the Pacers on Tuesday.

    There may be no reason for concern over Covington's injury issues. This is a classic stat line from possibly the best player in the league when it comes to combined threes, steals and blocks. Covington can easily get back into the top-30 if he's able to play a full season.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid lit up the Pistons with 24 points (8-for-18 FGs, 8-for-8 FTs), eight rebounds and a block in just 22 minutes in a 106-86 victory over the Pistons in Philadelphia.

    Embiid looks like he's ready to go for the regular season. He's shown us what to expect out of him over the past few seasons. Optimists will hope for top-10 value on a per-game basis in about 70 games this season. He's a risky pick in the top-15.

  • Norvel Pelle
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Norvel Pelle went 6-for-7 from the field and hit his only free throw, good for 13 points, four rebounds and five blocks in just 12 minutes on Tuesday night in a winning effort.

    Pelle is on a two-way contract right now, so he's not likely to get enough minutes to matter in fantasy this year. However, he did block 3.0 shots per game in under 23 minutes over 36 G League games last season. Just someone to know for the future, though he is already 26. Fellow reserve center Kyle O'Quinn had 11 boards, 5 dimes and two blocks in 14 minutes off the bench.

  • Collin Sexton
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton shot 7-for-14 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Tuesday.

    The Celtics were starting mostly backups and Sexton took advantage, but mostly in the points column. He hasn't shown an ability to fill up the stat sheet just yet outside of points and threes, so he can't be seen as anything more than a late-round pick in standard drafts this season.

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle racked up four more steals and two more blocks in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday.

    Thybulle chipped in seven points (2-for-5 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), six rebounds, one assist and one triple in his 25 minutes. Most fantasy players know what Thybulle can bring. It's the insane steals and blocks numbers that he's brought with him from college. He should be in the rotation this season, but he may not get enough run to be rostered in standard leagues quite yet.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood came off the bench on Tuesday and had 19 points (7-for-14 FGs, 5-for-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 24 minutes against the Sixers.

    Wood appears to be fighting for a roster spot, and he's had a pair of games during the preseason that are reminiscent of the incredible stretch he had to end last season. If he finds himself in another rebuilding situation, he could have plenty of value. Otherwise, he's probably just going to put up good games sporadically. His likely competition for that roster spot, Joe Johnson, had just three points in 17 minutes.

  • Tremont Waters
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Tremont Waters shot 10-for-16 from the field for 24 points with two boards, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes of action in a win over the Cavs on Tuesday.

    Waters was hot, combining with Carsen Edwards to account for 54 of the Celtics' 118 points on Tuesday night. He is on a two-way contract after being selected 51st in the NBA Draft. Waters should get ample opportunity in the G-League this season.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown came back to earth with zero assists in Tuesday's 106-86 loss to the Sixers, putting up just six points, six rebounds and a block in 25 minutes.

    Brown had 15 points on six shots and seven assists in the previous game, so tonight was a bit disappointing for those that hope he can increase the assists this season. His defense should keep him on the court, so keep an eye on how he uses those minutes.