January 15, 2019, 11:32 pmRussell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook scored 31 points on 10-of-21 shooting (11-of-14 FTs) with six rebounds, 11 assists and five steals in the Thunder's 142-126 loss to the Hawks on Tuesday.
Westbrook and Paul George combined for 10 steals in this one, and Westbrook has rehabbed his value somewhat into the vicinity of his ADP in 8-cat leagues. 9-cat leagues are another story. George finished with 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists, five steals, five treys and 7-of-7 hits from the stripe in the loss.
January 15, 2019, 11:29 pmJerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting with five rebounds, three steals and two blocks over 40 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.
Grant has been a top 40-70 value (9/8 cat) over the last month and he's going to be a must-own throughout the duration of this season, and could easily be a must-start player if he's one of the last guys standing in OKC.
January 15, 2019, 11:27 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams scored 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting (2-of-5 FTs) with seven rebounds and two steals over 38 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.
Adams is as banged up as any player in the league and he could use some time off, but the Thunder are short-handed and he's hell bent on playing through all this stuff. As for the short-term, he is on the floor and it seems like he's locked and loaded for fantasy purposes.
January 15, 2019, 11:23 pmDennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder scored 21 points on 6-of-15 shooting (3-of-5 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.
Schroder gunned against his old squad and there's no surprise there. He has been a low-end asset in fantasy leagues this season and in 9-cat formats you have to be punting turnovers to use him in 12-14 team leagues.
January 14, 2019, 4:02 pmAndre Roberson - G/F - Oklahoma City Thunder
While Andre Roberson (ruptured left patellar tendon) still isn't close to playing, the Thunder hope to have him back this season.
Roberson suffered an avulsion fracture in his left knee while rehabbing from the major injury that limited him to 39 games last season, and there was some thought that OKC might just shut him down. While the Thunder boast a fearsome defense even without Roberson's elite contributions, one imagines that they'd love to be able to call on him if they came across Golden State or Houston in the postseason. There's no need to keep tabs on Roberson for fantasy purposes but we'll keep you posted when the team updates his condition.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
January 12, 2019, 10:55 pmPatrick Patterson - F - Oklahoma City Thunder
Patrick Patterson was the beneficiary of some garbage time in Saturday's blowout win over the Spurs, shining with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, four rebounds, three triples and two assists.
Even without Nerlens Noel (concussion), it's hard to put trust in Patterson due to his lack of consistent production. He's best used as streaming fodder when the Thunder have four or five-game weeks.
January 12, 2019, 10:51 pmDennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Dennis Schroder played well in Saturday's 122-112 win over the Spurs, playing well on both ends of the floor to produce 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting with a rebound, six assists and four steals.
There was a bit of garbage-time factor here, so his 19-point performance deserves to be taken with a grain of salt. He's still worth a handcuff for Russell Westbrook, who dropped 24-10-7 and two steals, in standard leagues despite a top-180 value in 9-cat.
January 12, 2019, 10:46 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams is one tough cookie, playing on a tweaked ankle on Saturday and still finishing with a solid performance with 12 points, nine rebounds, two assists, a block and two steals.
Despite the blowout nature of the win, Adams still led his team in minutes played with 35, a good sign that his ankle is not a cause for concern. Keep him in your active lineups with some peace of mind.
January 12, 2019, 10:42 pmPaul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul George was ice-cold from the field on Saturday, going 5-for-17 from the field but still managed to finish with 18 points thanks to a perfect 6-for-6 result from the line.
He may have burned his owners in field goal percentage tonight but salved the blister with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples. PG still holds top-5 value with .448 shooting from the field on the season, so expect a regression to the mean soon.
January 12, 2019, 12:14 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (left ankle) will be available for Saturday's game against the Spurs.
Adams briefly exited Friday's game after tweaking his ankle but returned. He has missed only one game all year and is averaging career-highs in points (15.5), rebounds (10.1), assists (1.7) and steals (1.5). His 54.3 percentage from the stripe at 4.6 attempts per game is keeping him outside the top-50 in standard leagues but he is easily within the top-25 if you are punting free-throw percentage.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
January 11, 2019, 5:48 pmAlex Abrines - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Alex Abrines (personal) will miss Saturday’s rematch against the Spurs.
This will be the eighth straight missed game for Abrines who remains without a timetable to return from his undisclosed personal issues. Terrance Ferguson will be the biggest beneficiary in terms of minutes, but isn’t a good add in DFS or season-long leagues.
January 11, 2019, 1:01 amRussell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook had a huge triple-double with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 24 assists with two steals against the Spurs on Thursday.
Westbrook set a new career-high in assists tonight, besting his previous high of 22. He's been shaky shooting the ball this season, but his contributions across the board are tremendous. He went 2-for-5 at the line and has struggled with free throw shooting all season which is a major reason why he isn't living up to his ADP.
January 11, 2019, 12:58 amPaul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder
Paul George dropped 30 points on 11-of-25 shooting with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, an assist and three steals on Thursday.
George couldn't get much going inside the paint and got called for a technical for arguing with the ref on a foul but overall his line was solid.
January 11, 2019, 12:56 amSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams scored 19 points with seven boards, an assist, two steals and two blocks on Thursday.
Adams tweaked his ankle in the fourth quarter, but returned to the game to play in the overtime periods. He didn't play for some stretches late in the game, but we think it's because of his poor free throw shooting. Assume Adams will be healthy for the next one.
January 11, 2019, 12:53 amJerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerami Grant scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting with a 3-pointer, 12 rebounds, an assist and three blocks on Thursday.
Grant brought the defense tonight and was big on the glass for the Thunder. He's been steady with top-100 value for the entire season and should be owned in all leagues.