December 13, 2019, 4:07 pmTerrance FergusonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Terrance Ferguson is making progress, but his right hip issue will keep him out on Saturday against the Nuggets according to head coach Billy Donovan.
Abdel Nader will get extra minutes in Ferguson's absence, but he is not much of a fantasy factor. Ferguson does not move the needle either unless you are in the deepest of leagues and have an injury spot to slot him into.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter
December 12, 2019, 12:38 amChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Chris Paul missed the game-winner on Wednesday, but still had a respectable night, finishing with eight points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and a career-high three blocks.
Paul wasn't able to get it done with his shooting on Wednesday, but made up for it with the rest of his stats. Not many people are setting career-highs at the age of 34, but the blocks were a nice gift to anyone with Paul in their starting lineups or DFS rosters. Paul is just outside of the top-20 and should be around the mark, barring injury.
December 12, 2019, 12:33 amSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams collected another double-double on Wednesday, finishing the night with 12 points, 11 boards, four assists and two blocks.
Believe it or not, Adams has been a top-20 player over the last two weeks. It was a slow start for the big man, but he is quickly making up for it.
December 12, 2019, 12:27 amShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put together a well-rounded line on Wednesday, ending with 14 points, four boards, four assists, a steal and a block on 4-of-11 shooting.
SGA is struggling with efficiency and has been outside the top-130 over the last two weeks. His ability to pitch in with other stats is promising and some buy-low offers would be advised before he heats up.
December 12, 2019, 12:23 amDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder turned 31 minutes off the bench into 17 points, two rebounds, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers on Wednesday night
Schroder is getting plenty of minutes, even if coming off the bench. He is a top-75 player in the last two weeks, and can keep that up if the playing time stays.
December 10, 2019, 10:49 amSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
As expected, Thunder veterans Chris Paul, Steven Adams, and Danilo Gallinari are all available, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer.
Oklahoma City seems willing to take on bad contracts and unwanted money, according to O’Connor, who hears that getting out of tax territory isn’t necessarily a priority for the club. Adams and CP3 are likely to be heavily shopped and a potential trade wouldn’t really affect their value. Gallinari meanwhile is on an expiring deal and has once again exceeded expectations so far this season, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to try and sell high on him.
Source: The Ringer
December 9, 2019, 11:21 pmChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Chris Paul led the Thunder to their third straight win over the Jazz on Monday, with a final score of 104-90 with 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting while adding four rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
The Thunder are riding a three-game winning streak in large pat due to Chris Paul's efforts on both ends of the floor. He's becoming more comfortable with the Thunder and he's well above his ADP so far. Paul is averaging 16.0 points, 5.8 assists, 1.6 3s and 1.6 steals on .452 shooting. Those numbers don't pop out, but that's good enough for top-20 value on the year. Owners just have to hope he can stay on the floor.
December 9, 2019, 11:21 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 20 points on 7-of-20 shooting while adding six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Monday against the Jazz.
SGA is still struggling to score the ball in an efficient manner and the 4-for-6 mark that line doesn't do him any favors. He's in a bit of a slump and is too talented to keep playing this way so you can float out some buy-low offers while you still can.
December 9, 2019, 11:20 pmDennis SchroderPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder led the Thunder in scoring on Monday with 27 points on 7-of-20 shooting while adding three boards, two assists and three 3-pointers.
Schroder had another strong scoring night as the Thunder continue to trot out three-guard lineups. He's a solid source for points, but the 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 0.7 steals don't do much else for his value.
December 9, 2019, 11:20 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams scored 11 points on 4-of-4 shooting while adding 13 rebounds, four assists and four blocks on Monday.
Adams had a huge game tonight and after a slow stretch of play, has brought home top-20 value over the last two weeks with averages of 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 blocks. He's never averaged more than 1.1 blocks in a season so we're not going to buy this and the steals are at a career-low as well. Everything screams sell-high
December 9, 2019, 7:06 pmTerrance FergusonSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Terrance Ferguson (right hip) will miss Monday's game.
It will be Ferguson's third straight absence. Abdel Nader will make another start but there's limited fantasy appeal.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 9, 2019, 7:05 pmDanilo GallinariSF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Danilo Gallinari (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Monday's game.
This one comes out of nowhere, and fantasy GMs have to be bristling given Gallinari's injury tendencies. Hopefully he's not out long, as he's producing easy middle-round numbers this season. Expect the Thunder's guards to get extra shots up tonight, with Abdel Nader, Darius Bazley and Mike Muscala potential fill-ins at the power forward spot.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 8, 2019, 11:59 pmShai Gilgeous-AlexanderSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put up 21 points with nine rebounds on 5-of-14 shooting in a win over the Blazers on Sunday.
Gilgeous-Alexander shot 5-of-14 from the field and 9-of-12 from the stripe. SGA is just outside top-100 value on the season and is looking like a late-round scoring specialist. Dennis Schroder chipped in 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting with three triples and two assists. Schroder provides solid scoring and passing value for standard leagues, but is outside top-150 on the season.
December 8, 2019, 11:54 pmChris PaulPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Chris Paul put up 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting in a win over the Blazers on Sunday.
Paul made two of his six attempts from beyond the arc and added three steals to the box score. He is the best fantasy player on the Thunder this season and is a solid top-30 option.
December 8, 2019, 11:50 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel put up 13 points and 12 boards in a 108-96 win over the Blazers on Sunday.
Noel has outplayed Steven Adams this season and did so once again on Sunday night. Adams put up six points, nine rebounds and four assists on 2-of-6 shooting. Noel added one steal and two blocks to the box score as well. Both guys are worth owning in standard leagues and Adams has a huge buy-low window right now.