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  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby was a near-non-factor for the Raptors on Wednesday, missing all three shot attempts from the field for zero points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 21 minutes.

    OG probably stood for "Oh God, he sucks" as far as his owners were concerned. Serge Ibaka was a far superior option, despite coming off the bench as he was able to chip in 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting with two 3s, seven rebounds, two dimes and two steals. OG is down and can't get worse than he was tonight, so float a buy-very-low offer and take advantage of his owers' frustrations.

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard turned 27 minutes off the bench into five points, 12 rebounds, a steal and three blocks on Wednesday

    Howard saw more minutes than starter, JaVale McGee who was limited to 17 minutes of action and ended with six points and five rebounds. Howard continues to provide value on the boards even with Anthony Davis back in the lineup. Although this might not last as AD gets back to his regular minutes.

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson (lower back stress fracture) returned on Wednesday and scored 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting with four assists, two steals and three triples in 19 minutes off the bench.

    Jackson was lights out in his return and is worth an add in 14-team leagues after this performance. Bruce Brown (illness) was out tonight so that helped Jackson's value, and this is a situation to watch closely over the next few games to see which of the Pistons' guards are getting the most minutes. Derrick Rose (22 points in 30 minutes on Wednesday) appears to be safe, but Bruce Brown and Svi Mykhailiuk (13 points in 29 minutes on Wednesday) could be impacted by Jackson's return.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet came up big and knocked down key shot after shot to lead the Raptors to a 107-95 win over the Sixers on Wednesday, pacing his pack with 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting, including six 3-pointers, five rebounds, eight dimes and one steal.

    FVV showed his clutch-mode in this one, stepping up when the Raptors needed him the most to take the lead away from Philly. He's come into his own and is a lock to finish as a top-30 asset (at least) in 8/9-cat this season.

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic had a busy night in Wednesday's 120-114 loss to the Thunder, ending with 24 points (10-of-20 from the field), 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals, a block and three triples.

    Vucevic continues to plot along at second-round value. He's consistency can let owners sleep easy whenever he takes the court. Big games like this will bump him closer to the top of the second-round as well.

  • Langston Galloway
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Langston Galloway scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting to go with four steals and two triples in 29 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Galloway has played over 25 minutes in three straight games. He had 14 points with two threes two games prior and posted six points, five rebounds and four assists in his previous game. Galloway can be a dart throw for points and threes while he's hot, but he is a streaky player who will probably go cold soon and is better suited for 14-team leagues.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz finished Wednesday's contest with 11 points, five boards and six assists.

    Fultz looks poised to have a breakout in the second half of the season. His rebounds from the point guard position are a welcome gift to patient owners or those lucky enough to grab him off the wire. With D.J. Augustin out, he should see plenty of action. Evan Fournier had a solid night as well, collecting 12 point and six assists but with seven turnovers.

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross came off the bench firing on Wednesday, putting up 26 points (8-16 FG, 5-11 3PT) and chipping in three rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Ross has taken advantage of Jonathan Isaac's injury and has been contributing plenty of points, threes, and steals recently. He even shot the ball well tonight, but that doesn't appear to be the norm.

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter limped off the court on Wednesday and headed to the locker room with a trainer.

    The Celtics already lost Jayson Tatum in this game with a right groin injury. If Kanter misses time as well Daniel Theis would see more minutes and a boost in value. Theis has been a late-round value in standard leagues recently even with Kanter healthy and is worth and add if Kanter misses extended time. Semi Ojeleye and Grant Williams could see more minutes with Tatum and Kanter sidelined, but both players are better suited for deeper leagues.

    Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander stuffed the stat sheet on Wednesday night, finishing with 18 points (7-10 FG), 12 rebounds, an assist, three steals and three blocks.

    SGA entered the game on the cusp of being a top-45 player and performances like this will continue to help his stock rise. This young talent has the potential to take over a game and will continue to be a valuable asset for any fantasy team.