• Will Barton
    G, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (hip/core) was a limited participant in Monday's practice.

    Barton's return to practice is a notable step and it sounds like he could be able to return in the next couple of weeks. Owners who have been holding him should just sit tight while it's time for everyone else to consider scooping him off waivers. Juancho Hernangomez should move back to the bench, though he may have a few extra games of extended minutes if the Nuggets limit Barton in the early going.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

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  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins returned to the lineup Wednesday to the tune of 22 points on 10-for-24 shooting, seven boards, three assists and a three.

    Wiggins was the team's leading scorer and shot reasonably well. He would have had a great night from the field had it not been his 1-of-10 shooting from deep. Currently sitting at top-40 value, Wiggins owners have to be loving the production they are seeing this season.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood was sighted being productive on Wednesday, chipping in 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with 10 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in just 18 minutes of action.

    This was a tantalizing line coming from Wood, who has been inconsistently teasing managers with explosions of value this season. Until he can show he can do this regularly, or if Blake Griffin is sidelined with an injury (again), Wood is not worth using in standard leagues.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington put together a strong defensive outing, picking up two steals and three blocks to go along with 11 points and three boards on Wednesday.

    The five defensive stats are great to see, and while it's above his season average, there's no reason to think these kind of nights are a fluke. RoCo is looking primed to be a top-50 player this season.

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond shot uncharacteristically poor from the field on Wednesday, going 3-for-10 for six points in a loss to the Bulls.

    Drummond made up for his low-scoring output with contributions in other areas. He added 14 rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks in his 34 minutes on the floor. He's been a top-15 player in 9-cat this season, so we expect a bounce-back performance from the big guy soon.

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague had a rough night shooting, going 2-of-9 for 12 points to go along with four rebounds and six assists on Wednesday

    Teague is floating right around top-120 value with a chance to get into the top-100. He should have better nights than this one and his ability to collect assists should carry him a bit.

  • Alec Burks
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Alec Burks scored 11 inefficient points on Wednesday, going 3-of-11 from the floor while adding four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a triple in 29 minutes.

    Burks has always been an inconsistent fantasy player, and the bigger role he’s seeing now hasn’t changed that too much. Nobody on the Warriors could do a thing tonight so he gets a pass, but he’s a tough guy to rely on night in and night out.

  • Eric Paschall
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Eric Paschall shouldered the scoring load again in Wednesday’s 94-142 blowout loss to the Mavs, finishing with 22 points (8-of-19 shooting), seven rebounds, a steal and a triple in 40 minutes.

    The Warriors seem content with just riding Paschall on offense with nobody else on the roster nearly consistent enough to match his production. Continue to roll him out there for the points and rebounds, but don’t expect too much else.

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarret Culver struggled to get things going in 24 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 4-of-14 from the field and ending with 10 points, four boards, a steal and two 3-pointers.

    Culver is an interesting player when injuries plague Minnesota's backcourt since he has shown he can collect defensive stats. But at the moment, he isn't worth owning outside of deeper leagues and keeper leagues.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert had a block part on Wednesday night, swatting five and still putting up 12 points and 15 boards.

    Gobert got off to a slow start this season but seems to have found his grove, in part to two five-block efforts recently. In the last two weeks Gobert has been a top-25 player and is starting to play his way back to an early-round asset.

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell turned in a solid out on Wednesday, putting up 26 points, seven boards, two assists, a block and five threes.

    It'd have been nice to see the assists bump up a bit, but it's always nice to get a block and seven rebounds from the guard position. Mitchell is floating around top-30 value currently, and that's about where he'll end the season.