• Tristan Thompson
    F/C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson dominated the glass in Saturday's home win, reeling in a career-high 22 rebounds to go with 16 points and four steals in 39 minutes.

    Thompson is in must-start mode at the moment, though the general specificity of his production does mean that he's a build-dependent player. Still, you can't argue with the results right now and TT is looking like an automatic double-double these days.

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  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Jabari Parker scored 24 points in 32 minutes on Thursday as the Hawks lost in Phoenix.

    Parker has been a good scorer and rebounder and has stepped up well in the absence of John Collins. He's definitely a volume play so while Collins is out he will continue to be a primary scoring option. After that, we'll see.

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina only played 18 minutes in a start on Thursday, scoring five points on 1-of-4 shooting to go with three rebounds, two assist, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    He would have ended the game with only three points if he wasn't put in as a free throw shooter when the Mavs were fouling. Ntilikina dealt with some foul trouble tonight, tallying five fouls in his 18 minutes. He just can't be relied on with Coach Fizdale as he played Dennis Smith (13 points, six rebounds, eight assists and two triples) a whopping 30 minutes tonight. If you think DSJ is going to be consistent, you should think again as the Knicks rotation is a constant mess.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis had a lackluster shooting night on Thursday, hitting 7-of-17 from the floor on his way to 20 points with 11 boards, an assist, a steal, three blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Porzingis will almost certainly fail to return his top-30 ADP, but he'll definitely be better than what he's shown as of late. He's averaging 18.3 points, 2.3 3s, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks on .401 shooting and all of those numbers are great except the efficiency. The concerning thing about this is that the last thing to return for players coming back from a major injury is the efficiency. It's unlikely he finishes the season shooting below .400, but he's never been an efficient scorer from the field so don't expect a drastic improvement there.

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic had a special night at MSG on Thursday, notching a 33-10-11 triple-double to go with three steals, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Doncic shot 10-for-23 which isn't too bad, considering he's been a flamethrower this season. He also went 10-for-13 at the line which is where he's made some real improvements. Last season he shot .427 from the floor and .713 at the line compared to this season's .485 and .844 splits. Couple that with the fact that he's nearly averaging a triple-double (28.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists) and you have someone that could end the year as a top-10 player. This guy is special.

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Delon Wright got it done on defense, grabbing two steals with a block to go with his four points, two rebounds and two assists on Thursday.

    It's been a bad year for Wright, but he was able to grab some defensive stats tonight which is good news. The Mavs have too many backcourt players for Wright to make any noise, but he'll be a top waiver wire add if space clears up for him as he's shown the ability to put up numbers when given the time.

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday had one of the best fantasy games of the young season in Thursday's 132-127 win over the Clippers, pouring in 36 points on 13-of-24 shooting while adding four rebounds, seven assists, six steals, a block and five 3-pointers.

    The buy-low window is shut. Pat yourself on the back if you were to pry him off a frustrated owner as it was obvious he would pick it up. The numbers across the board in this one are just insane and it's something that Holiday has always been able to do as one of the best perimeter defenders in the league. He's averaging 0.8 blocks so far and hasn't dipped below 0.7 since 2015-2016. Holiday was already a mid-round asset with career-low shooting and now that he's hitting his shots we'll see him reach closer to the top-20 where he belongs.

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors had a historic night against the Clippers on Thursday, notching his first 20/20 game with 20 points with 20 rebounds to go with three assists, a triple and a block.

    Favors began the season a bit rusty and slow, but he's really picked up steam lately. In the past four games, he's averaging 11.8 points,13.2 rebounds 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks. The Pelicans relied heavily on the pick-and-roll between Jrue Holiday and Favors to finish the game and he iced it with a nice rolling dunk late in the fourth. His legs are under him and he's done an excellent job with the extra opportunity provided with Brandon Ingram (knee) out. He should be picked up in all leagues and rostered until further notice.

  • Paul George
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Paul George made his long awaited debut on Thursday in the Clippers' 127-132 loss to the Pelicans., dropping 33 points on 10-of-17 shooting while chipping in nine rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers.

    George looked great on the court and was doing it all. He's going to initiate a lot of the offense alongside Kawhi Leonard when they're healthy and should be plugged into all lineups. Last season he was a top-5 player with Russell Westbrook eating up usage, so there's no reason why he can't be a top-12 guy this year as well. The shoulder is safe for now and the minutes restriction and load management days are going to be an inconvenience, but it's a small price to pay for an elite fantasy asset like George.

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White scored 26 points and made six 3-pointers in a 124-115 loss to the Bucks on Thursday.

    At one point in the first half it looked like White was going to drop 40 before going ice cold in the third quarter. This is how it's going to be for White. He's a chaotic, streaky player who will dazzle you one night and then make you wonder why he's in the league the next. Strap in, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb sprain) played 21 minutes on Thursday and scored 14 points (6-of-7 from the field) and pulled down six boards.

    There were no defensive counters in this contest for WCJ who has otherwise generally improved in his sophomore campaign. If he can bump closer to two defensive stats a game, we're looking at a definite top-100 player.