• Bobby Portis
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Bobby Portis had a career night with 38 points, eight rebounds and six treys as the Bulls fell late on Wednesday.

    This is obviously a huge line from Portis and the best performance of his young career. He is a good source of scoring and rebounding, giving him some late-round appeal. However, the fact that Portis does not contribute much in other categories makes him a muted asset with low upside. He should definitely be owned if he is not in most formats.

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  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington scored 22 points in Saturday's loss to the Raptors, finishing with eight rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Covington took a team-high 20 field goal attempts and converted on eight of the them. Normally considered a defensive specialist it was nice to see Covington so active on the offensive end. His will continue to provide a modest amount of points, rebounds, threes, and steals for fantasy owners.

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    D'Angelo Russell double-doubled on Saturday with 26 points on 9-of-21 shooting to go with 12 assists, two steals and four triples.

    Russell has only shot 40 percent in his four games since returning from his shoulder injury, but he's fine everywhere else with averages of 23.0 points, 8.3 assists and 3.8 threes. Russell should post mid-round value moving forward and doesn't have too much risk of resting down the stretch like Draymond Green.

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver scored 26 points in Saturday's loss to the Raptors, finishing with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    The 26 points is a career-high for Culver, whom finished 8-of-16 from the field. He contributed in all categories in this one, with three total steals and blocks, but only registered one steal. Regardless, this scoring output is a nice boon for his confidence and he should look forward to continuing to keep this momentum going forward as the season progresses.

  • Jordan Poole
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Jordan Poole set a new career-high on Saturday with 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting to go with three rebounds, two assists and four triples in 28 minutes.

    Poole is tough to trust but he's scored double digits in each of his past four games and has hit 13 threes during that time. He can be deployed as points and threes streamer while he's hot, but there is little chance Poole holds standard-league value for long stretches.

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris scored 15 point sin Saturday's win over the Knicks, finishing with eight rebounds and three assists.

    In a ho-hum game, Harris was still able to contribute some points and boards. He did not register any defensive stats, but did connect four from downrange. With Joel Embiid out with injury, Harris should be the Sixers primary scorer. Look for him to rebound in the next one.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons scored 21 points in Saturday's win over the Knicks, finishing with seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals and no turnovers.

    Simmons had another solid game but fell flat at the charity stripe, converting just 3-of-8. However, he did not turn the ball over for just the third time this season. The rebounds and assists buoy him enough to overlook a lot of warts in his game, but besides the free throw shooting this was a solid game.

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard did his best to hard-carry the Blazers on his shoulders on Saturday but was unable to do so, despite dropping 34 points (10-of-23 FGs, 9-of-12 FTs), five 3s, six assists and one steal.

    Lillard was missing C.J. McCollum in this one. And despite Gary Trent Jr. exploding for a career-best 30 points, Carmelo Anthony struggled to help out, going 4-for-13 from the field for nine points, four rebounds and one block.

  • Evan Fournier
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier drained four triples on Saturday on his way to scoring 12 points with four rebounds and four assists.

    Fournier was probable with an illness on Saturday but suited up and played 32 minutes. Fournier is a top-75 player and his role isn't in jeopardy so he should continue that pace moving forward.

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little started on Saturday and chipped in acrosss the board with five points on 2-of-7 shooting, adding six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one trey and one block in 20 minutes.

    Little was thrust into the starting lineup amid the Bazemore-Ariza trade with the Kings. He should find his way back to the bench soon. Little could have played more minutes but his inexperience showed as he was saddled by foul trouble (five fouls) in this one.

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic scored 13 points on 6-of-19 shooting and grabbed 13 boards in a 109-95 loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

    Vucevic struggled from the floor on Saturday, but owners can give him a break as he's posting second-round per game value so far this season. Vucevic is a double-double factory that averages 1.7 threes, 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks.