November 24, 2018, 11:26 pmTorrey CraigF, Denver Nuggets
Torrey Craig drew back into the starting lineup on Saturday night and responded with one of his best games of the year, scoring eight points while adding 10 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes.
Craig went from DNP to starter and looked motivated tonight. His hustle and defense were noticeable from the jump and he'll need to keep bringing those elements if he wants to stay in the rotation. He's only on the radar in 30-team formats for now but this is the kind of quietly versatile production that deep-leaguers should take note of.
November 12, 2019, 11:36 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young was more than a handful as the Hawks upset the Nuggets 125-121 on Tuesday, recording 42 points on 13-of-21 shooting (eight 3s), four rebounds, 11 assists and one block.
Young was a beast, plain and simple. He's currently a top-25 player in 9-cat but is flashing the upside worthy of top-15 or even top-10 value. Trae is proving that he's worth all the pre-draft hype.
November 12, 2019, 11:33 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn had his best game of the month in a victory over the Pistons on Tuesday, going for 20 points (6-for-16 FGs, 4-for-5 FTs), three rebounds, five assists, two assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
That should put Nunn owners at ease a bit as he hadn't had more than 11 points in his previous four games. He may never have a stretch close to the one that began his career unless Jimmy Butler misses time again, but he's locked into his starting role and should be worth starting in standard leagues for the foreseeable future.
November 12, 2019, 11:24 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo put up a very efficient double-double with 18 points (8-of-9 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), 14 rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes in a 117-108 home win over the Pistons on Tuesday.
Adebayo hasn't quite hit the level that eager drafters had hoped, but he's not far off. Though the defensive stats were missing in this one, he's averaging 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks for the season. Adebayo is also in line for some better results from the free throw line, so he could easily crack the top-50 before too long.
November 12, 2019, 11:22 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine led all Bulls starters on Tuesday with 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting with two rebounds, five assists, three triples and one steal in 31 minutes.
LaVine rolled his ankle in the fourth quarter but stayed in the game, so stay tuned for updates before his next game in case it swells up overnight. Lauri Makkanen was quiet with 13 points (4-of-10 shooting), eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
November 12, 2019, 11:15 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Bruce Brown Jr. (right knee contusion) handed out 11 assists on Tuesday while also providing three points and seven rebounds in 36 minutes.
This game had some garbage time and plenty of missing Pistons, so it's hard to get a read on what's sustainable. With Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson and Derrick Rose sitting out tonight, Brown was able to handle the ball more than usual and showed off his point guard skills. Another player that benefitted from these circumstances was Christian Wood who went for 16 points, three boards, two steals, two blocks and a three in 26 minutes. Wood can produce well when given the minutes, but this is just the third time he's exceeded 20 minutes with the Pistons and Griffin's return is likely to make that even rarer.
November 12, 2019, 11:14 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. recorded a 17-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Bulls and nothing else in Tuesday's 120-102 win over the Knicks.
WCJ's lack of blocks tonight was a downer but the takeaway tonight is that the big man was healthy enough to put in 35 minutes in this game. The stats will follow. For now, we're just happy to see Carter stay healthy and on the floor.
November 12, 2019, 11:07 pmChandler HutchisonSF, Chicago Bulls
Chandler Hutchison logged 21 empty minutes as a starter on Tuesday, posting seven points 2-of-4 shooting, one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one assist.
Hutchison is a short-term placeholder for Otto Porter (left foot sprain), keeping his ceiling stuck as a deep-league asset.
November 12, 2019, 11:05 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard hit four 3-pointers for the third straight game as part of a 22-point performance on 8-of-18 shooting with five dimes and two steals in 38 minutes on Tuesday in a loss to the Heat.
Kennard's hot start continues. Derrick Rose was out once again tonight, and while Kennard will undoubtedly lose touches as the Pistons get some players back from injury, he's established himself as a top offensive option.
November 12, 2019, 11:04 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White set a new Bulls franchise record on Tuesday as he hit seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter en route to his 27 points (8-of-14 shooting), also a career-high, with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
This is the fantastic ceiling that White possesses and is the reason why the Bulls drafted him. He outplayed Tomas Satoransky (five points, two rebounds, two assists, 23 minutes) and could eventually take his starting job. White is worth a stash despite his ups and downs, for his second-half breakout potential.
November 12, 2019, 10:57 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle struggled with his shot, going 5-for-15 from the field and 6-for-9 from the line for 17 points, six rebounds, three assists one 3-pointer and two steals.
Randle is outside the top-250 right now, which is not something that's going to hold. He's a buy-low candidate right now, but calibrate the price you're paying as the Pelicans-Randle is a thing of the past.