• James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden crushed the box score again in Thursday's 121-118 win over the Heat with 58 points, 10 assists, seen rebounds, four steals, a block and eight 3-pointers.

    The Rockets were down by as many as 21 points in the third quarter with no signs of life until the Beard took matters into his own hands again. He was unstoppable tonight and played like he did during his 30-point streak. The jumper was hot which opened up everything else and when he's in the zone he's unstoppable. After a couple rough outings, Harden reminded everyone that he can still put up a ridiculous line alongside Chris Paul.

Fantasy News

  • Eric Bledsoe - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe didn't do much in Friday's easy win, scoring nine points on 3-of-10 shooting to go with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    It's an ill-timed dud for fantasy purposes, but the Bucks simply didn't need to go full tilt to rip the Heat to shreds. Hopefully your fantasy team makes it to next week to reap the rewards of more typical Bledsoe numbers.

  • Hassan Whiteside - C - Miami Heat

    Hassan Whiteside was able to collect 14 points (6-of-8 shooting), nine rebounds and three blocks in Friday's loss to the Bucks.

    Milwaukee was up by 25 points after three quarters so this counts as the best Heat line of the night as everyone saw their minutes reduced. Whiteside has taken a back seat to Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo lately but remains a standard-league value thanks to his prolific output in blocks. It's not going to be an easy ride, but there's still late-round value at least.

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic finished Friday's ugly loss with five rebounds, four assists, a steal and zero points on 0-for-9 shooting.

    Well that's one way to end a hot streak. The Dragon had scored 19, 26 and 22 points in the three games prior to this and probably burned a bunch of owners who bit on that hot run. He's still been better than expected since returning from injury, but it's hard to expect more than late-round value here. Derrick Jones Jr. started again and had 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a triple. He's got nice upside for his production of cash counters, so give him a look if you that fits a need while Justise Winslow is out.

  • Dion Waiters - G - Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters delivered nine points, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in Friday's loss to the Bucks.

    Waiters went 3-of-9 from the field but at least he made his shots count and came through with some defense. He's a deep-league option unless you're desperate for points and feeling lucky. Tonight's line was something we'd expect to see from a guy like James Johnson, who flopped with four points, one rebound, two assists and a 1-of-7 shooting line in his 24 minutes.

  • Bam Adebayo - C/F - Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (bruised right hip) played through his injury on Friday night and ended up with 12 points, seven rebounds and a steal on 5-of-10 from the field in 18 minutes.

    It's nothing special but Bam was healthy enough to play, which is the important thing here. Miami was completely outclassed so nobody had a good game on that side of the ball, though the Heat also avoided true garbage time lineups so we saw a lot of "fine" stuff from most of their players. Kelly Olynyk had 13 points with three triples and Josh Richardson went 10-4-5 with three cash counters, for example.

  • Larry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. posted 14 points, nine rebounds, three steals and a 3-pointer on 6-of-9 shooting in Friday's 108-110 loss to the Clippers.

    Nance led the center group (non-Love division) with 24 minutes tonight, and that's a trend that we hope to see last for the rest of the season. He's someone that should be rostered in all leagues, though it's possible that Larry Drew bungles this one for the fantasy community.

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love finished Friday's loss to the Clippers with 22 points, eight rebounds and four triples on 8-of-14 from the field.

    Love left Wednesday's game after banging heads but didn't miss any time, and the solid line tonight is secondary to the fact that he's healthy enough to play in the first place. Keep your fingers crossed for no more bumps and bruises.

  • Collin Sexton - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton managed 20 points on 9-of-15 from the field in Friday's home loss.

    Sexton only added two threes, four boards and one assist but as long as he's doing his damage efficiently fantasy owners won't complain. Hopefully he adds to his toolbox next season. Jordan Clarkson also knocked in 20 points, though he added five boards, two assists, a steal and two triples. Not much better, but better just the same.

  • Tristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson came off the bench for 19 minutes on Friday but went 2-of-8 from the field for four points and six rebounds.

    Until Thompson gets back into the starting lineup and back towards 30 mpg, there's not much to see.

  • Ante Zizic - C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Ante Zizic went scoreless in 14 minutes on Friday against the Clippers.

    The ballad of Big Ziz is a sad one, as it looks like his fantasy relevance is gone until the Cavs shut down other players. He added three rebounds, two assists and a block but it's time to let go if you hadn't already. The same can be said of Marquese Chriss, who logged six minutes with two points and a rebound.