February 22, 2019, 10:53 pmLuke KornetF/C, New York Knicks
Luke Kornet laid a goose egg in 11 minutes on Friday, managing just one rebound and 0-for-4 shooting.
He's appealing because we like his stat set but unfortunately, Kornet is just not a reliable fantasy asset right now. At least not someone you should pin your team's fantasy playoff hopes on. Find a more stable guy on the wire.
October 14, 2019, 11:19 pmJustin PattonC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Justin Patton grabbed seven steals and blocked three shots in addition to his two points and five rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench vs. the Mavs on Monday.
Patton, a former first-rounder hasn't done much of anything in the NBA yet, so he deserves credit for this one. He's unlikely to help any fantasy teams, but if Steven Adams gets shipped off, he could get some good minutes this season.
October 14, 2019, 11:14 pmTyler HerroPG, Miami Heat
Tyler Herro put the game out of reach early with 23 points (9-for-14 FGs), five threes, five rebounds, two assits and a steal in 25 minutes in a 120-87 win over the Hawks on Monday.
There's a chance we've got a rookie Donovan Mitchell situation going on here with Herro. He's been nothing but impressive since he was drafted 13th overall this summer. He's a great flier to take just in case he keeps it up into the regular season. Also impressive tonight was Meyers Leonard, in for Kelly Olynyk, and his 15 points, seven boards, three dimes and a triple in 28 minutes.
October 14, 2019, 11:05 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic came off the bench and had 12 points (3-for-6 FGs, 3-for-3 FTs), two rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes vs. the Hawks on Monday.
Whether Dragic returns to the starting lineup or not, he should get enough minutes to be a consistent fantasy contributor even at the age of 33. Look for him late in drafts if you find yourself in need of a point guard.
October 14, 2019, 10:59 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox will not return to Monday's game due to a sore lower back, finishing with 14 points (5-for-11 FGs, 3-for-5 FTs), two boards, four dimes, two swipes, one rejection and one trey in 19 minutes.
We'll have to wait for an update on this one. Tonight's game is the preseason finale for the Kings, so Fox has a week to rest up for the regular season.
Source: Sacramento Kings on Twitter
October 14, 2019, 10:51 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo filled up the stat sheet with 15 points (3-for-10 FGs, 9-for-10 FTs), 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 26 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.
Adebayo is likely to exceed 26 minutes per game in the regular season, and that should lead to some spectacular number for the third-year big man. He's a steal in the fifth round right now. And I don't think you'll regret it if you grab him in the fourth.
October 14, 2019, 10:44 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young played 24 mintes on Monday in a 120-87 loss to Miami, putting up 23 points (7-for-17 FGs, 8-for-9 FTs), five rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers.
Trae's line reminds us that he can kill our turnover totals, but otherwise he's ready to dominate and likely to return value on a top-25 selection in fantasy drafts.
October 14, 2019, 10:38 pmBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke double-doubled with 16 points and 12 boards to go with three assists, two steals and a block in Monday's 99-120 loss to the Hornets.
Clarke is way ahead of the curve defensively, but there's still Jaren Jackson Jr. (six points, five rebounds and two triples) and Jonas Valanciunas (DNP-CD) who will limit Clarke's upside. He could still get it done defensively in limited minutes, but is a guy you should be looking at in the later rounds on draft day.
October 14, 2019, 10:37 pmJohn CollinsPF, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins collected two steals and two blocks to go with 14 points (5-of-7 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds and a three against the Heat on Monday.
The only concern many have about taking Collins at his current ADP is in regards to his defensive output last season. It was likely bad luck to start the season, and he's gotten enough steals and blocks in the past to expect a rebound there. Take him with confidence in the top-35. His backup, Jabari Parker, tossed in nine points, 10 rebounds and six turnovers in the game.
October 14, 2019, 10:31 pmJA MorantPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Ja Morant scored 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting with six assists and a rebound against the Hornets on Monday.
Morant has a lot of hype coming into this season as an explosive guard, but rookie point guards tend to struggle in fantasy. The position has the highest learning curve and even though the Grizzlies aren't devoid of talent, it'll still take a while for Morant to get his feet under him. He's not going to score efficiently, but he should still put up solid numbers as the season winds on.
October 14, 2019, 10:29 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder scored 12 points on 4-of-12 shootingwith three 3-pointers, four rebounds, an assist and a steal on Monday.
Crowder is locked in a three-way battle with Grayson Allen (eight points, three rebounds and two assists) and Dillon Brooks (11 points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and three 3-pointers). He looked solid out there and has the highest pedigree of the three wings which means he should have an advantage at earning the minutes, but it's still more of a situation to monitor first.