• Clint Capela absolutely crushed the visiting Jazz in Monday’s 120-99 win, posting a monstrous 24-point, 20-rebound double-double while shooting 10-of-12 from the field, even adding three assists and two blocks for good measure.

    Capela also shot 4-of-5 from the charity stripe in what might be the best game of his impressive season. He has most certainly asserted himself as a dynamic presence in the middle and life is both good and easy with his two elite guards throwing him plenty of lobs. Capela’s breakout season is very real and he should be able to finish inside the top-50 this season as a huge producer in terms of rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage. Congratulations are in order if you were able to pick him up on the cheap in your drafts.

Fantasy News

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon was all over the floor on Wednesday, scoring 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting with 10 boards, six assists, one steal, three blocks on three triples in a 130-120 win vs. the Hawks.

    Gordon is having one of the best stretches of his career in the month of February, averaging 19.9 points, 9.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.9 blocks and 2.0 threes while shooting .483 from the field. That across-the-board production has him inside the top-20 during that stretch. Gordon is still outside the top-120 on the season despite his epic February. He is a sell-high candidate, but should stay inside the top-75 ROS.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith did a bit of everything on Wednesday night, ending with 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 3PT), four rebounds, one assist, two steal and three blocks.

    DFS has been checking many boxes across the categories for fantasy owners in recent outings. The defensive output tonight is particularly attractive, although not to be expected often. He is worth a look for teams that have an opening at the end of their roster.

  • Naz Reid
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Naz Reid got bitten by the foul-trouble bug on Wednesday (five fouls) and limited to playing just 19 minutes and producing nine points on 4-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Reid's upside is tantalizing, there's no question about that. He can do it all, but may not be ready for high-level pro play just yet. Due to his lack of reliable, consistent production, Reid is best suited as a guy to own in 16-teamers or deeper.

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba double-doubled vs. the Hawks on Wednesday with 15 points (4-of-7 from the field), 10 boards, four blocks and three triples in 17 minutes.

    The per-minute production was massive and Bamba tied his career high in points. Bamba is not an add despite the impressive performance. He hasn't played over 20 minutes in a single game in February and is a blocks streamer only in standard leagues. He could be rostered as a blocks specialist in 16-team leagues as he is averaging 2.2 blocks per game over the past month.

  • Jordan McLaughlin
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan McLaughlin saw 22 minutes off the bench on Wednesday and was able to be productive with 13 points (4-of-5 shooting), two 3s, five assists, one rebound and three steals, despite an offensive explosion by D'Angelo Russell.

    McLaughlin is someone you should stick with in deep leagues, whether or not D-Lo is healthy. In tonight's game, McLaughlin was there to close out this nail-biter of a game and even successfully made a layup in the dying seconds of the contest. He's good for some efficient scoring, threes and some assists.

  • Bruno Fernando
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Bruno Fernando started on Wednesday and scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with nine boards and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Fernando got the start with Dewayne Dedmon (right elbow pain) sitting out. Fernando can be streamed for field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks while Dedmon is sidelined and should return to the waiver wire once Dedmon returns. Dedmon owners should hold on through his absence if they can, as he is likely to post standard-league value when he returns.

  • John Collins
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    John Collins shot 11-of-19 from the field and 3-of-5 from deep on his way to scoring 26 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 35 minutes on Wednesday.

    Collins continued his strong play and is posting first-round value over the past month. He's averaging 24.7 points, 11.1 boards and 1.2 blocks while shooting .637 from the field and .815 from the line over that stretch. Clint Capela (foot) is being re-evaluated in two weeks, but Collins owners shouldn't worry about Capela's return impacting his value too much. Collins should be a top-20 player ROS with first-round upside. Congrats if you held him or bought low during his suspension earlier this season.

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    D'Angelo Russell went berserk on the Heat on Wednesday, leading his pack of Wolves to a win with 27 points (9-of-18 shooting), including seven treys, one short of the team record of eight held by Kevin Love.

    Russell not only shot the ball extremely well but also actually filled the stat sheet with five rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block. As long as Russell's playing, be ready for huge lines like this one, making him one of the upward trending players post-ASB.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left shoulder sprain) said that he will have an MRI on Thursday.

    Embiid left Wednesday's game in the first half after injuring his shoulder and did not return. Embiid owners will need to hold on and hope for good news after tomorrow's MRI with the fantasy playoffs looming in most leagues. Al Horford's fantasy value was tanking before this news, but Embiid's absence will allow Horford to post top-75 value.

    Source: John Clark on Twitter

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Juancho Hernangomez had himself a productive night in Wednesday's 129-126 nailbiter win over the Heat, chipping in 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, with three triples, five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Considering Hernangomez combined for 15 points in the last couple of games, it's apropos to call tonight's performance a successful bounce-back line. Hernangomez's role looks like it's going to stick even with the likes of James Johnson and Jake Layman pushing him for minutes. Consider Juancho as an end-of-bench kinda guy in standard leagues right now.