March 17, 2019, 4:25 pmMario Hezonja - F - New York Knicks
Mario Hezonja moved into the starting lineup on Sunday and saved the Knicks' 124-123 win with a last-second block of LeBron James in addition to 17 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer.
Hezonja has been in and out of the rotation and just returned from a left leg contusion that sidelined him for 11 games, so this performance will go down as one of the low-key surprises of the season. If he can continue to start and log serious minutes (36 today), Hezonja could quickly get on the fantasy radar as he did last season in Orlando. Hopefully David Fizdale doesn't mess with this one, but odds are that he will.
March 17, 2019, 4:21 pmDamyean Dotson - G - New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson's hot scoring run continued on Sunday afternoon as he put up 25 points and six rebounds in another start against the Lakers.
Dotson went 10-of-20 from the field and knocked down three 3-pointers. He's really come into his own over the last few weeks and now has 20 or more points in three of his last four. If you need points, you know what to do.
March 17, 2019, 4:17 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson picked up two blocks on Sunday but had a tough day otherwise, scoring two points and grabbing three rebounds in only 15 minutes.
Robinson racked up three fouls in his time on the floor, and it's a mild concern that he's only played 13, 21 and 15 minutes over his last three. That said, the blocks have still been there so Robinson's floor remains solid.
March 17, 2019, 4:13 pmEmmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay started for Dennis Smith Jr. (back) again on Sunday and came through with 28 points on an uncharacterstic 8-of-11 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line.
Mudiay also added eight assists, a block and three 3-pointers. This will probably go down as his line of the season, but it certainly came at the right time for fantasy owners on the final day of a playoff matchup. Expect Mudiay to keep starting while Smith is out. He's worth an add on the heels of this performance, but isn't necessarily a must-add if you're wary of his efficiency. He's gone on hot streaks before but one game is a lot to pin your hopes on.
March 17, 2019, 4:02 pmDeAndre Jordan - C - New York Knicks
DeAndre Jordan had a diverse line of 15 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block in Sunday's home win over the Lakers.
Jordan also went 6-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. He's going to set a career-high from the charity stripe this year and has also emerged as a respectable passer in New York, averaging 2.6 dimes a night in his short stint with the Knicks. We'll see if that keeps up next season, wherever he lands. There doesn't look to be a shutdown in sight so Jordan should keep on keeping on for the rest of the year.
March 17, 2019, 3:21 pmKevin Knox - F - New York Knicks
Kevin Knox put up 19 points on 8-of-14 from the field in Sunday's win, adding six rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.
Knox is shooting an abhorrent .361 from the field this season but turned in a solid game today. The massive holes in his stat set make him tough to trust outside of points formats, as his recent decrease in playing time damages his appeal as a scoring specialist. Today was the first time Knox exceeded 27 minutes since February 24.
March 17, 2019, 2:54 pmNoah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks
Noah Vonleh (sprained right ankle) did not play on Sunday against the Lakers.
Vonleh first sustained the injury on Friday, and while it opened up a spot in the Knicks' starting lineup it worked out for the best with Mario Hezonja coming through with a big performance. Vonleh's injury takes him out of consideration as a standard-league asset.
March 17, 2019, 2:46 pmDennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) did not play in Sunday's win over the Lakers.
Smith missed his second straight game and can be cut loose in most fantasy leagues. Emmanuel Mudiay and Kadeem Allen will hold down the point guard minutes for as long as DSJ is sidelined.
March 16, 2019, 2:19 pmNoah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks
Noah Vonleh (sprained right ankle) is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Lakers.
Vonleh left Friday's game with the injury and was unable to return. Lance Thomas, Luke Kornet (hopefully) and John Jenkins are among the players that would be in line for more minutes if Vonleh has to miss any games.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 16, 2019, 2:11 pmDennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers.
If you're trying to set lineups tomorrow, at least the Knicks tip off at noon Eastern. Emmanuel Mudiay will likely start again while Kadeem Allen will move into the backup role if DSJ is unable to suit up. There's not a ton of fantasy value here, as the Knicks' point guards have weak stat sets unless you're looking for points and assists on bad efficiency.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 16, 2019, 12:02 amDeAndre Jordan - C - New York Knicks
DeAndre Jordan played well in Friday's 83-109 loss to the Spurs as he flirted with a triple-double, dropping 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting with 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Jordan put a mixed bag considering he failed to record a steal or a block in this one. His defensive numbers have seen a downturn lately with him averaging just 0.8 blocks and 0.2 steals per game over his last five. That said, Jordan has still managed to be a top-70 value over the last two weeks. Mitchell Robinson was mildly disappointing with two points (0-of-3 shooting), 10 rebounds and two blocks.
March 15, 2019, 11:51 pmEmmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay went 6-for-14 from the field to finish Friday's loss to the Spurs with 14 points, four rebounds, two 3s and two assists.
Mudiay started for an injured Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) but has been widely inconsistent and disappointing with value outside the top-200 over the last couple of weeks. He's a marginal hold even with the Knicks' four games next week.
March 15, 2019, 11:47 pmDamyean Dotson - G - New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson was one of only two Knicks players who was able to get into a flow on offense on Friday, dropping 21 points on 9-of-19 shooting with three triples, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
He's had his share of off days but Dotson has been on a bit of a heater in recently, averaging 21.6 points and 3.3 triples over his last three games. Dotson is one of the few Knicks you can count on for production as the season winds down. Kadeem Allen chipped in 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting with two triples and three steals in 28 minutes off the bench.
March 15, 2019, 9:40 pmNoah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks
Noah Vonleh sprained his right ankle and will not return to Friday’s game vs. the Spurs.
Lance Thomas and John Jenkins will get more minutes at the four but neither is an especially appealing add for fantasy.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
March 15, 2019, 7:51 pmNoah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks
The Knicks shuffled their starting lineup once again and Noah Vonleh will start on Friday vs. the Spurs.
Coach David Fizdale must be running out of tricks to keep us reporters on our toes so he went with the old switcheroo. Vonleh hasn’t been the best option of late in fantasy, however.
Source: Steve Popper on Twitter