February 13, 2019, 10:05 pmWayne Ellington - G - Detroit Pistons
Wayne Ellington led all Pistons reserves with 33 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics and delivered as advertised with 13 points (5-of-12 shooting), three triples, one rebound, one assist and two steals.
Ellington remains one of the top stream targets for a leg up in the 3-pointers made and is a likely mainstay in teams in leagues 16-deep or bigger. He gobbled up Bruce Brown's minutes (13). The rookie had a pedestrian showing with three points (1-of-3 shooting), one trey, one rebound and one assist.
February 22, 2019, 10:18 pmWesley Matthews - G/F - Indiana Pacers
Wesley Matthews was en fuego in Friday's win over the Pelicans as he knocked down 6-of-11 shots from deep en route to his game-high 26 points (7-of-14 shooting) and two rebounds.
This was by far Matthews' best game as a Pacer with him scoring 16 points in his first two games combined. He's a streaky shooter and worth riding while he's hot even in standard leagues. If he falls off, you can convert his roster spot into an extra streaming slot.
February 22, 2019, 10:18 pmMarc Gasol - C - Toronto Raptors
Marc Gasol only played 17 minutes in Friday’s home win over the Spurs, scoring four points (on 2-of-7 from the field) to go with seven rebounds, six assists and two turnovers.
That makes three out of four games with fewer than 20 minutes for Gasol, with 22 minutes being the most he’s played in any game as a Raptor. Coach Nick Nurse called the situation fluid with Serge Ibaka but we’re starting to get a little concerned. For his part, Ibaka had 13 points, 15 rebounds, a three and a block in 31 minutes as a starter.
February 22, 2019, 10:12 pmPascal Siakam - F - Toronto Raptors
Pascal Siakam scored 22 points and added two 3s, six assists, three rebounds and two steals in Friday’s take-down of the visiting Spurs.
Siakam continues to impress in fantasy and in real-life and might be the biggest factor if Kawhi Leonard decides to re-sign in Toronto. Kyle Lowry added 17 points, three 3s, five dimes, two steals and a block in the win.
February 22, 2019, 10:12 pmCheick Diallo - F - New Orleans Pelicans
Cheick Diallo was a beast on the glass, recording a career-high 18 rebounds along with 16 points (5-of-7 shooting), one assist and one block in a 111-126 loss to the Pacers on Friday.
He played more minutes than Anthony Davis (20), Julius Randle (25) and Jahlil Okafor (17). Diallo is worth a speculative add right now given the Pelicans' focus on youth development moving forward. This could also put a serious damper on Jahlil Okafor's rest-of-season outlook so watch this position battle very closely.
February 22, 2019, 10:07 pmDavis Bertans - F - San Antonio Spurs
Davis Bertans played 27 minutes off the bench and finished Friday’s loss to the Raptors with 16 points, four 3s, three rebounds and a steal.
Bertans has been a standard-league play over the last two months and while his game is roto friendly, he’s also an option for anyone looking to get 3s from a big man. Marco Belinelli added 21 points, five 3s and six rebounds in the defeat.
February 22, 2019, 10:05 pmAnthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis logged just 20 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pacers and mustered a low-end (by his standards) line with 15 points (6-of-11 shooting), eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.
Sadly, this game could be an omen of what AD owners could be in for as the season winds down. GM Danny Ferry said Davis will play out the rest of the season but at this dialed down production AD will not likely be able to post top-30 value moving forward.
February 22, 2019, 10:04 pmDerrick White - G - San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White scored seven points to go with four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 20 minutes during Friday’s road loss to the Raptors.
This was White’s first game back after missing five contests to right heel soreness. He’ll be on a minutes restriction as he gets back into game shape but should be owned in most formats. Patty Mills added 15 points, a trey and four assists in 28 minutes.
February 22, 2019, 10:00 pmElfrid Payton - G - New Orleans Pelicans
Elfrid Payton (ankle) returned from a nine-game absence on Friday and was reasonably productive as he posted 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, four assists, one trey and two blocks in 28 minutes.
The solid shooting and 28 minutes are both good signs that his ankle injury is behind him. The Pelicans are expected to reduce the minutes Jrue Holiday, who posted 14 points (5-of-12 shooting), seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one trey, so Payton could be in line for some extra usage once he gets his legs back.
February 22, 2019, 10:00 pmDeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan hit 7-of-12 from the field and all nine free throws to finish Friday’s road loss to the Raptors with 23 points, eight assists, four rebounds, two steals, a block and four turnovers.
DeRozan was treated to a raucous round of applause from the faithful in Toronto but his Spurs couldn’t pull out the win. Rudy Gay added 12 points, 10 rebounds, a steal and a block in the loss.
February 22, 2019, 9:53 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker went 9-for-25 from the field and 6-for-8 from the line to finish with 27 points, five rebounds, 11 dimes and three triples in Friday's 123-110 win over the Wizards.
The shooting from the floor left a bit to be desired but the peripherals, attempts and minutes were all boxes that Walker managed to check tonight. He's a reliable top-20 to 25 play for the remainder of the season thanks to his high-volume scoring.