• Cody Zeller scored a season-high 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting (0-for-1 3PTs, 5-of-7 FTs) with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 32 minutes in Saturday’s win over the Bulls.

    Zeller has an understated, but sneaky fantasy stat set and with Al Jefferson looking at about two weeks on the pine, this line certainly puts Zeller in the conversation as a pickup.  Compliments about his stat set don’t reflect that he has yet to take a real step forward in his development statistically, however, so tonight’s output would be an outlier in that regard.  If you have a short-term need for a big man, he’s worth a look but he’s nowhere near a must-add player in 12-14 team formats.

Fantasy News

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker led the Suns in their 118-120 loss to the Spurs on Monday, scoring a game-high 37 points to go with seven rebounds, five assists and four triples.

    Booker went 13-for-23 from the floor, 4-for-6 from deep and 7-for-7 at the line in another hyper efficient night shooting the ball. He missed a go-ahead three-point attempt at the buzzer, but he's been a fantasy monster this season thanks to his new found efficiency.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges logged 32 minutes on Monday and scored four points on 2-of-4 shooting with two assists on Monday.

    Bridges got enough minutes to prove himself, but he fell on his face in this one. The good news is, he still played well outside of the box score, but we're concerned about numbers here and he didn't get enough for owners to get excited. This is a bit disheartening after his career-high scoring night, but if he can continue to get minutes near the 30s, he's a strong hold.

  • Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton double-doubled on Monday with 25 points and 12 rebounds to go with two assists, a steal and a block.

    Ayton went 7-for-8 at the line which marks the second consecutive game that he's attempted more than two free throws which is something that's only happened one other time this year. He's being given big minutes and he's produced big stats with them so all signs are pointing up for him and his owners.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with three boards, nine assists, two steals, a block and a triple on Monday.

    Rubio turned out a full line and looks like he's snapped out of the slump he was in before. The Suns are finally starting to trim their rotation down and we're hoping this sticks as Rubio should feast with playing time like tonight (36 minutes).

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with eight boards, one assist, a block and a triple on Monday.

    Oubre went 2-for-3 at the line and he had a positive shooting night from the floor even though he went 1-for-6 from deep. Oubre's shooting slump could be seen as a regression to the mean and now he's hitting a .349 clip from deep which is about where we'd expect him to end up.

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dari Saric started on Monday and scored 10 points on 2-of-5 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and a triple.

    Saric only logged 20 minutes in his start as his defensive weaknesses are even more glaring alongside Deandre Ayton. He's not worth owning in standard leagues because of his inconsistent playing time.

  • DeMar DeRozan
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    DeMar DeRozan continued to stuff the stat sheet with 18 points (5-of-15 FGs), nine boards, eight dimes and three swipes in 35 minutes as the Spurs hung on for a 120-118 road win over the Suns.

    Despite tonight's poor shooting, DeRozan is on an amazing hot streak, ranking as the 6th/5th-best player over the past month (8-cat/9-cat). His 60.5 percent shooting won't last, but he has shot over 50 percent in each month of the season so far. He's a sell-high candidate, but if you don't need threes, you may be better off just enjoying the ride.

  • Derrick White
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Derrick White exploded for a season-high 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting plus three rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes in a win over the Suns on Monday.

    White has been a borderline-rosterable guy for most of the season. This performance is a reminder of what he's capable of, though. In case the Spurs find themselves missing an additional guard or wing (Rudy Gay missed this game with an illness), be ready to snatch up White wherever he's available. Meanwhile, Dejounte Murray grabbed four steals and hit two triples in the win.

  • Bryn Forbes
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    Bryn Forbes drained a career-high eight triples (seven in the first half), resulting in 24 points with one rebound and two assists in 33 minutes as the Spurs beat the Suns on Monday.

    Forbes erupts like this every so often, and it's worth remembering for when you need a bunch of threes or points at the end of a week. Aside from that though, Forbes doesn't belong on standard league rosters.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns played well and put up a game-high 28 points (9-of-19 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs) with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 35 minutes in a 100-107 home loss to the Nuggets on Monday.

    Towns is still rounding into form a bit, as his stats are down slightly in his first three games back from injury. But it's hard to be too upset with a performance like tonight's. Though his absence was longer than expected, he appears to be on track to return to his spot in the top-3.