• Malcolm Brogdon torched the Suns in the Bucks’ 109-105 win with 32 points on 11-of-14 shooting with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, three steals and a block.

    The shooting numbers for a 32-point game are mind boggling, but efficiency has always been the name of his game so it’s only right that he delivered in that department. Brogdon was yanked around by Coach Kidd quite a bit after the Bucks had acquired Eric Bledsoe and saw his top-75 ceiling drop to top-100 during that span. We shouldn’t read too much into Kidd’s firing, as he opted to start Brogdon over his past eight games which has given owners more consistency with the 2017 Rookie of the Year. The arrow is pointing up for Brogdon’s fantasy value and over the past six games he’s the No. 31 player in 9-cat leagues and over the past month he’s sitting at No. 69 which is a spot that isn’t too far off from where we think he can finish. Giannis Antetokounmpo being out plays a large part in tonight’s explosion, but hopefully the Bucks continue the trend of starting and playing Brogdon in a 30-minute role. If they do we’re looking back at a top-75 finish.

Fantasy News

  • Lou Williams
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams kept his foot on the gast with 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go with four rebounds, four assists, a steal and two triples against the Raptors on Monday.

    Williams played 36 minutes and was struggling to start this one, but finished strong. He's still a prime sell-high guy, especially with Paul George (shoulder) returning this week.

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard couldn't get his shot to fall in Monday's 98-88 win over the Raptors, scoring 12 points on 2-of-11 shooting while adding 11 rebounds, nine assists and three blocks.

    Leonard went 0-for-4 from deep and didn't make his second field goal until midway into the fourth quarter. The Raptors sent traps and doubles at Leonard all night and he made the right play, passing out to open teammates which is how he was so close to a triple-double. Leonard has evolved as a playmaker and is evidenced by him averaging a career-high 5.4 assists this season.

  • Montrezl Harrell
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Montrezl Harrell scored 14 points with 11 rebounds while adding two assists, two steals and three blocks on Monday.

    Harell shot 7-for-15 from the floor which is actually a bit low for his standards and missed both free throws, but the added defensive stats make tonight a great one for him.

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting and added 12 rebounds, one assist and a block to his line on Monday.

    Green played 24 minutes off the bench and had his usual rebounding numbers, but went 0-for-5 from deep. In contrast, Patrick Patterson logged 15 minutes and went 4-for-8 from deep. Both players are too hard to own, especially with Paul George (shoulder) likely to return this week

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby scored zero points with an assist before exiting Monday's game early with an eye injury.

    He was inadvertently poked in the eye by Kawhi Leonard and had to leave due to some bleeding. It's unclear how much time he'll miss, but we saw Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (29 minutes, nine points, nine rebounds, one assist, three steals and a block) pick up the bulk of the minutes. He's worth a short-term stream and Anunoby will see an eye doctor on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury.

    Source: Doug Smith on Twitter

  • Chris Boucher
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Chris Boucher had another solid outing on Monday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting while adding six rebounds, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Boucher played well in his 22 minutes off the bench, but he still made some crucial mistakes which led the Marc Gasol closing out the game over him. He's worth an add while Serge Ibaka (sprained ankle) is sidelined, but he's just a short-term option.

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam was held in check in Monday's 88-98 loss to the Clippers with 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting while adding 10 rebounds, six assists, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Siakam was on a roll prior to this game and logged 44 minutes on the second night of a back-to-back. He missed some layups that are usually automatic for him, but the fatigue was obviously a factor as he didn't have the same lift as yesterday. He still contributed across the board and should be much better against the Blazers on Wednesday.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet logged a whopping 45 minutes on Monday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-20 shooting to go with two rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a 3-pointer.

    VanVleet only sat down for three minutes on a second night of a back-to-back and is being relied on heavily as the Raptors' secondary scorer. He should continue to see a ton of usage and isn't really a sell-high candidate as he was producing top-90 value before Kyle Lowry (fractured thumb) went down.

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol showed some signs of life on Monday, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting while adding five rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block and two triples.

    Gasol has been atrocious to own this season with averages of 26.8 minutes, 6.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.3 blocks on .345 shooting. He came in late in the fourth quarter and made some huge plays to keep the Raptors in it and with the Raptors hobbled, it gives Gasol some more room to get into a rhythm.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell logged 37 minutes against the Clippers on Monday, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting to go with four rebounds, two assist, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Powell logged a ton of minutes and should continue to do so with Kyle Lowry (fractured thumb) sidelined. Late in the fourth quarter, Powell slipped on a wet spot on the court, but it looks like he avoided an injury as he closed out the game. He's a standard-league pickup in all formats until then.