March 20, 2018, 10:32 pmNerlens NoelPF/C, Dallas Mavericks
Nerlens Noel continued to prove his fantasy worth on Tuesday, picking up two steals and two blocks in 20 minutes to go with six points, six rebounds and three assists.
We’re not sure why it took the Mavs so long to give him a role like this, if not a larger one, but it seems like Noel is finally going to be the defensive difference-maker that fantasy owners spent middle-round selections on back in his Philly days. Of course, his lack of minutes will cap his ceiling comfortably lower than that, but Noel is starting to look like his old self. He sat out Saturday’s game as it was part of a back-to-back but looks safe to deploy moving forward as long as you monitor the Mavs’ upcoming schedule. There’s still some risk here but it’s probably time to make the add if you were considering it.