April 3, 2016, 11:26 am
Both Derrick Rose (elbow) and Taj Gibson (ribs) have been listed as doubtful to play on Sunday against the Bucks.
The Bulls’ injury problems just never end as their playoff hopes are fading fast. The Bulls find themselves two games back of the Pacers with six games to play. If Rose and Gibson were to miss the game, expect Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol to once again post massive lines as they try to carry the Bulls to victory. Prior to Saturday’s stinker, Nikola Mirotic was rolling. He should bounce back on Sunday and should make for a good DFS play. E’Twaun Moore would draw the start and post late-round value if Rose were to sit.
February 22, 2020, 1:40 amJosh HartSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Josh Hart contributed 13 points (4-for-5 shooting), 13 rebounds, three triples, two assists and one block in 28 minutes on Friday.
Hart was sensational in Friday's game as he frequently used his superior athleticism to overpower the Blazers defense. Nicolo Melli was also productive off the bench with 13 points (5-for-11 shooting), five rebounds, three triples and a steal.
February 22, 2020, 1:37 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum generated 27 points (10-for-22 shooting), 10 assists, six rebounds and three triples in Friday's 115-128 loss to the Pelicans.
This is as well-rounded a line as you'll see from McCollum who stands to benefit statistically while Damian Lillard misses time. He should have the ball in his hands more which will lead to more chances to set up his teammates. He could become a sell-high if things really start popping. Stay tuned.
February 22, 2020, 1:34 amHassan WhitesideC, Portland Trail Blazers
Hassan Whiteside accumulated 19 points (9-for-16 shooting), 12 rebounds, six blocks and two assists across 32 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
Whiteside's miraculous season of putting up top-10 fantasy numbers continues with another gaudy block total in this one. Whiteside is proving to be one of the best draft day values this season. Continue riding the wave.
February 22, 2020, 1:29 amCarmelo AnthonyPF, Portland Trail Blazers
Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points (6-for-17 shooting) in Friday's loss to the Pelicans, adding five rebounds, two triples, one assist, one steal and one block.
Anthony was once again inefficient from the field and looked pretty slow against the athletic Pelicans lineup. Trevor Ariza started alongside Melo and chipped in 13 points (5-for-7 shooting), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, one triple and a block. Each could see a bit more usage while Damian Lillard is out.
February 22, 2020, 1:25 amGary Trent Jr.SG, Portland Trail Blazers
Gary Trent Jr. started in place of the injured Damian Lillard on Friday and chipped in 15 points (5-for-11 shooting), three triples, two assists, one rebound and one steal.
It sounds like Lillard is set to miss anywhere from four to six games so feel free to add Trent while Lillard is on the shelf. Expect production in threes and points mainly.
February 22, 2020, 1:23 amJosh JacksonSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Josh Jackson put up a season-high 20 points in Friday's loss to the Lakers, shooting 9-for-12 from the field and hitting two 3-pointers plus grabbing three rebounds.
This makes it back to back games where Jackson has pinged in deep-league radars. He scored 11 points in his last game, so he's definitely someone to keep an eye on for value moving forward. Kyle Anderson started at SF but was mostly quiet in his 22 minutes with just seven points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal to his name.
February 22, 2020, 1:20 amAnthony DavisPF-C, Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis needed only 31 minutes to post 28 points (8-for-17 shooting), 13 rebounds, seven blocks, four assists, two triples and one steal in Friday's 117-105 victory over the Grizzlies.
Davis left the game early in the first half with an injury scare before eventually returning, which explains the lower minutes total. Fortunately that didn't impact his production much as he continues to be one of the best players in fantasy basketball.
February 22, 2020, 1:19 amBrandon ClarkePF, Memphis Grizzlies
Brandon Clarke started the second half of Friday's vs. the Lakers after Jaren Jackson Jr. went down with a knee injury and was able to excel in 33 minutes with 14 points (7-of-11 shooting), 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.
Clarke has always been a roto-friendly player and now that he's been earning some serious minutes once again, he's re-entered the standard-league conversation once again. Ridde him while he's productive.
February 22, 2020, 1:16 amLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James schooled the Grizzlies in Friday's win, nothing 32 points (10-for-17 shooting), seven assists, three rebounds, two blocks and a triple across 36 minutes of action.
James and the Lakers were in control of this game for the entire time, which can be said for many games in the first season of the James/Davis pairing. LeBron even drained 11 of 12 free throws tonight as he continues to add to an already elite fantasy season.
February 22, 2020, 1:16 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert posted a double-double in Friday's 113-104 loss to the Spurs, adding a block and two assists in 37 minutes of action.
Gobert was efficient from the floor, going 7-for-8 on the night, but was only 4-for-7 from the free-throw line. Gobert's swat extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one block to eight. He's averaging almost two blocks per game on the season, sitting at 1.9 BPG, and that alone is worthy of fantasy ownership. Nothing new here, keep using the first-time All-Star as you normally would.