• Will Barton scored 22 points off the bench on Thursday against the Raptors, hitting 6-of-13 shots (including three treys) with four rebounds, four assists, one block and 7-of-7 makes from the foul line.

     

    Barton does a little bit of everything for Michael Malone and he may have an off-night every once in a while, but he has otherwise been very consistent and productive for owners this season.  And since we had him as a late-round pick in our preseason projections and he didn’t hit other sites’ radars until Weeks 3-4 of the season, we’re going to take this opportunity to humblebrag.

Fantasy News

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe appeared to hurt his knee then headed to the locker room on Saturday.

    Crabbe has not been on the fantasy radar. Nevertheless, his minutes will likely go to Josh Okogie if he's unable to return.

    Source: Chris Hine on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley was a disappointment in his 19 minutes on the floor on Saturday, recording just six points on 3-of-9 shooting with four rebounds and one assist to his name.

    Conley is not there yet. For the immediate horizon, expect low-end lines like this while he gets his legs back. The Jazz are preserving him as much as possible for a deep playoff run, so don't expect those minutes to rise until he's good and ready. He's a hold right now.

  • Shake Milton
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    With Josh Richardson sidelined, Shake Milton will get a crack at running with the Sixers starters on Saturday.

    Milton will be an interesting DFS punt play, but has not been consistent enough to pique any interest in season-long formats.

    Source: Jeff Zillgitt on Twitter

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell went 5-for-11 from downtown en route to his team-high 25 points on 9-of-25 shooting to help power the Jazz over the Mavs on Saturday.

    Mitchell rounded out his line for the night with eight rebounds, five dimes and two steals but also was responsible for five of the team's 13 turnovers. Ironically, he was a minus-3 on the +/- column. Joe Ingles was the best Jazz player in that area with a plus-14 as he quietly put up nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, five asssits and two steals of his own. The key difference was that Ingles did not turn the ball over at all in his 29 minutes of action.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert was phenomenal in the 112-107 dismantling of the Mavs on Saturday, crushing the Mavs with 22 points on 8-of-8 shooting from the field, adding 17 rebounds, two assists and five blocks.

    Gobert was simply unstoppable. He even flashed some of his inner guard, pushing the ball down the court then dishing it out to an open Bojan Bogdanovic for the trey. He's one of the most reliable big men in fantasy right now and is an elite source of boards and blocks ROS.

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver will return to the starting lineup as the Wolves face off against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Culver saw his role taken by Josh Okogie in the last one and he suffered with a low-end line. His return to the starting five should serve as a catalyst for a bounce-back performance.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic slowed down on Saturday, tallying just 25 points on 11-of-25 shooting from the field and a disappointing 1-of-5 run at the line, while also committing four turnovers for the game.

    Doncic's 40 percent shooting from the stripe might have been slightly cringeworthy, but he did manage to do some damage in other areas like chip-in six rebounds, seven assists, two 3s and two steals. The free-throw shooting has finally regressed and some of his luster and shine has been smeared. Still, the multi-faceted fantasy gem is still shining brightly enough in other areas to clock-in with early-round value ROS.

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Delon Wright logged heavy minutes (31) in Saturday's loss to the Mavs, posting 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, four dimes, one trey and zero turnovers.

    Wright actually put up a semi-decent line tonight. He's been dealing with inconsistent usage, which has gutted his fantasy value. If you can deal with some frustrating statistical variance, Wright is still a serviceable play in 14-team leagues or deeper.

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry started for the Mavs on Saturday and was impressive as the second-leading scorer for the team, going 6-for-9 from the field for 19 points, four rebounds, four assists, four threes and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Curry won't stay in the starting lineup for much longer as Willie Cauley-Stein is inbound and should slide in at center, sharing the paint with Kristaps Porzingis. Even with WCS in the fold, you can look to Curry for a boost in points, 3s and some assists.

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain), who has missed the last three games, is hopeful to return to action on Sunday after a pain-free practice on Saturday.

    McCollum has been missed by the Blazers and terribly so. They've struggled to close out games due to their lack of firepower. McCollum, who has been moving well and can now cut again, should be in line for his usual mid-round value production upon his return.

    Source: Oregon Live.com