March 17, 2019, 5:26 pmGoran Dragic - G - Miami Heat
Goran Dragic scored a team-high 19 in Sunday's 93-75 win over the Hornets, going 7-for-11 from the field with two rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes off the bench.
Dragic looked like his old self with Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) out for this one, but unless Winslow misses extended time The Dragon isn't much of a fantasy option. He's outside the top-200 over the last two weeks and is only a 12-team option if you're hunting for guard stats.
March 17, 2019, 5:19 pmDwyane Wade - G - Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade played through a bruised right hip on Sunday and scored 17 points with eight rebounds, two assists, a block and two threes.
Wade was doubtful as of this morning but ended up playing and putting the Hornets to bed with some big buckets in the fourth. Dion Waiters hit four triples for his 12 points in another start. The two can provide some electric moments but are only deep-league and streaming targets in fantasy.
March 17, 2019, 5:15 pmBam Adebayo - C/F - Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo kept his foot on the gas in Sunday's win over the Hornets, totaling 16 points on 7-of-10 from the field, nine rebounds, two steals and a block in 31 minutes.
Adebayo has left Hassan Whiteside (six points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block in 17 minutes) in the dust and is cruising with top-60 value over the last two weeks. He's a must-start player for the rest of the way with Miami unlikely to change up the rotation now that they're on a nice run and in a playoff position. Kelly Olynyk shot just 1-for-7 but was able to produce four points, nine rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes of his own.
March 17, 2019, 5:11 pmJosh Richardson - F - Miami Heat
Josh Richardson was a woeful 2-of-17 from the field in Sunday's home win, finishing with seven points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Richardson slid over to point guard with Justise Winslow out and it didn't really work. Obviously the shooting will revert to normal going forward, but that may be too little too late for fantasy owners who get bounced from the playoffs as a result of this dud. It's been a mild disappointment of a year for Richardson, who is returning top-70 value after a breakout, early-middle round campaign a year ago.
March 17, 2019, 5:09 pmJames Johnson - F - Miami Heat
James Johnson got back into the rotation on Sunday afternoon, posting six points, three rebounds, three assists, a block and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes against the Hornets.
It's a nice display of what Johnson can bring to the table but we'll need to see him stick in the rotation when Justise Winslow (thigh) is healthy before considering him as a fantasy asset again. Rodney McGruder only played three minutes today, so perhaps he and Johnson flip spots.
March 17, 2019, 5:05 pmDerrick Jones Jr. - F/G - Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. started for Justise Winslow (right thigh) on Sunday and was able to collect six points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes of action.
We've been big fans of Jones' game for a while now, and unfortunately Miami's rotation is just too crowded for him to see consistent minutes. If that changes he'd be a great add but until there's a reliable 20 mpg headed his way, DJJ is only a deep-league target and stream when other Heat are out.
March 17, 2019, 12:53 pmDwyane Wade - G - Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade (right hip bruise) will play in Sunday's game against the Hornets.
Wade was downgraded from questionable to doubtful this morning but will gut it out in a matchup that could have major implications on the playoff race. With Justise Winslow out Wade could be in line for extra minutes, so if you want to take a shot on him in DFS go right ahead.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
March 17, 2019, 12:49 pmJustise Winslow - F - Miami Heat
Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) will miss Sunday's game against the Hornets and Derrick Jones Jr. will start in his place.
That means that Josh Richardson will be the primary ball-handler in the first unit, with Goran Dragic still part of the reserve group. Jones' stat set makes him a fun streaming choice today, while we might see someone like Kelly Olynyk or Dion Waiters get extra playmaking responsibilities as well.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
March 16, 2019, 5:35 pmDwyane Wade - G - Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade (right hip bruise) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Hornets.
Wade played through a bruised right elbow on Friday night. He's been a big part of Miami's push for the playoffs, and Wade will empty the tank to extend his final season. He's a roll of the dice for scoring on any given night. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
March 16, 2019, 5:32 pmJustise Winslow - F - Miami Heat
Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Hornets.
Winslow put up a full line on Friday night and has been playing well even with the return of Goran Dragic, so this would be a very tough break for Winslow, the Heat and fantasy owners. It could also spell trouble for next week, with Miami starting a back-to-back that includes a trip to Oklahoma City on Monday. If Winslow can't play, we'll see more of Dragic (who might start), Rodney McGruder, Dion Waiters and Derrick Jones Jr., while James Johnson might get back into the rotation.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
March 15, 2019, 11:27 pmJosh Richardson - F - Miami Heat
Josh Richardson was quiet in Friday's 98-113 loss to the Bucks as he tallied 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, two dimes, one triple and one steal.
Richardson has been in a bit of scoring slump as of late, totaling 32 points over his last three games. He should have a big game soon but don't hold your breath considering how crowded the Heat is at the wing spot right now.
March 15, 2019, 11:23 pmBam Adebayo - C/F - Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo started again for the Heat on Friday and put up a solid line with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, adding 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.
Bam should stay the course as a top-60 (last two weeks) play in 9-cat now that he's the Heat's regular starter. Hassan Whiteside quietly put up 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with 11 rebounds and three blocks in 19 minutes. Adebayo is the big man to own, with Whiteside sliding outside the top-120 over the last couple of weeks.
March 15, 2019, 11:17 pmJustise Winslow - F - Miami Heat
Justise Winslow scored a team-high 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting with a stuffed stat sheet in Friday's loss to the Bucks.
Winslow was solid as he added two rebounds, five dimes, three triples, two steals and one block to the box score tonight. He's been a top-80 play over the last two weeks and should hover in that area down the stretch. Goran Dragic chipped in 10 points on 5-of-16 shooting with four rebounds and three dimes in 19 minutes off the bench.
March 15, 2019, 6:21 pmDwyane Wade - G - Miami Heat
Dwyane Wade (bruised right elbow) is available to play on Friday vs. the Bucks.
Outside of a blowout, Wade should get his usual allotment of minutes as the Heat continue to jockey for playoff positioning at the bottom of the Eastern bracket.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
March 15, 2019, 5:56 pmCharles Cooke - F/G - Miami Heat
The Miami heat have signed guard Charles Cooke of the G League Sioux Falls to a 10-day contract.
The Heat needed another player to bring their active roster up to 14 players but Cooke can be ignored. That’s not a good sign for James Johnson coming back either as he’s missed the last 10 games despite being taken off of the injury report (left shoulder strain).
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter