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  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) and Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) both remain questionable to play vs. Chicago on Monday.

    Johnson missed Saturday's and Friday's games and the Suns don't have much to play for this season so it'd be hard to put much weight in starting him in weekly leagues unless we hear good news leading into next week.

    Source: Gina Mizell on twitter

  • Devin Booker - G - Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker put up 40 points in Saturday's overtime win over the Pelicans, including the game-winning free throw with 1.1 seconds left in overtime.

    That free throw came on a technical because the Pelicans tried to call a timeout that they didn't have. That came after Josh Jackson drilled a 3-pointer to tie the game when the Pelicans failed to foul while up three. It was a masterclass in bad basketball. Booker filled up the box score with five rebounds, 13 assists, a block and three 3-pointers, and the only blemish on this one is the seven turnovers and 13-of-18 from the charity stripe. He's good for early-round value as the season winds down, and fantasy owners just have to hope he avoids injury.

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre continues to cruise, with his latest exploits coming in the form of 32 points (12-of-25 shooting), six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Oubre's just killing it lately and is a locked-in starter. The trade to Phoenix has given him a huge jolt and hopefully you were able to get on this train early. Oubre's going to be highly sought after on the RFA market.

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    Josh Jackson had a great game in Saturday's OT win over the Pelicans, including hitting the game-tying 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left, posting 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal, two blocks and a pair of threes.

    Jackson went 6-of-11 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line while committing four turnovers in his 33 minutes, so it was a very strong 8-cat line from a player whose efficiency usually excludes him to punt builds. The Suns were very shorthanded up front tonight and went heavy on the wings, so both Jackson and Mikal Bridges got extra time. Bridges remains the preferred fantasy player of the two and was able to collect 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in 40 minutes. Jackson is worth a short-term look while Tyler Johnson is out and Bridges is a must-own player.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton started at point guard on Saturday night and was able to notch six points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals in 29 minutes of action.

    We're still incredulous that Melton got a DNP on Friday with Tyler Johnson out, but he had a solid showing tonight. He's a talented defender that can help deep-league owners out with steals and dimes as long as he's in the rotation, but we can't project him with any confidence given how frequently the Suns have cast him aside.

  • Deandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton was ejected from Saturday's game after receiving two technical fouls, finishing an overtime win with eight points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 22 minutes.

    Ayton would've had a shot at a well-rounded game but got T'd up from the bench to get himself thrown out. He's had a rough stretch of late with a few good games mixed in, and hopefully the talented rookie can finish his first season on a high note.

  • Dragan Bender - F - Phoenix Suns

    Dragan Bender drew another start on Saturday night and put up 13 points (6-of-9 shooting), five rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer before fouling out in 34 minutes.

    Bender continues to start but this is his first line in awhile to catch our attention, and it was his first game exceeding 20 minutes since January 25. A lot of stuff broke his way between Richaun Holmes being out, Deandre Ayton getting ejected and Ray Spalding picking up five fouls of his own, so don't give Bender too much thought.

  • Ray Spalding - F - Phoenix Suns

    Ray Spalding got into the mix on Saturday night and was able to post eight points (4-of-5 shooting), four rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 15 minutes of action.

    Spalding picked up five fouls and would've been able to improve on that line had he gotten a friendlier whistle. His inclusion in the rotation was largely because of Richaun Holmes' (right quad strain) absence, but it was a fairly nice showing so we might see him get more spot minutes going forward. There's not much to see outside of 30-teamers here unless the Suns really start shutting people down.

  • De'Anthony Melton - G - Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton will start at point guard with Tyler Johnson (right knee) out on Saturday.

    The Suns started Troy Daniels in Johnson's place last night, but they'll opt for a true point guard in Melton tonight. The rookie has a nice stat set and should be looked at as a potential steals specialist as long as he's playing reasonable minutes.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Holmes is coming off a nice performance on Friday against the Rockets, so this is a tough break. Dragan Bender will probably pick up Holmes' minutes, with Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges also factoring in more in smaller lineups.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's game.

    Johnson was initially questionable but has been ruled out well ahead of tipoff, which isn't a great sign. Troy Daniels started in Johnson's place last night and is worth a look in deep leagues for some threes, but has extremely limited utility otherwise. Hopefully the Suns give some minutes to their young point guards as both De'Anthony Melton and Elie Okobo received DNPs on Friday.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) is questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Pelicans.

    Johnson sat out on Friday night, which allowed Troy Daniels to start in his place. Curiously, neither De'Anthony Melton nor Elie Okobo left the bench despite the Suns missing their starting point guard, so despite some potential there's no reason to look at those rookies if Johnson sits again today. Daniels is a 3-point specialist in deeper formats, while Johnson isn't a must-hold given his late-round status and the need for immediate production in the fantasy playoffs.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes (right quad strain) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Pelicans.

    Holmes sustained the injury last night but still put up 12 points and 11 rebounds in 16 minutes. He remains a fantastic per-minute producer and should be on the roster of any team that's hunting for blocks down the stretch. If Holmes can't play it should lead to more minutes for Dragan Bender, not that it matters.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • TJ Warren - F - Phoenix Suns

    T.J. Warren (right ankle bone bruise) has been ruled out of Saturday's game.

    The Suns haven't even said anything about Warren returning to practice, and the odds of him returning to play a fantasy-relevant role are extremely slim. It was a really good start to the year for Warren, but his extended absence to end it will leave a sour taste in the mouths of many fantasy players.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. had himself a sweet two-way game in Friday's loss to the Rockets, posting 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, three 3s, five steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

    Oubre was the best Sun player out there tonight. He's been a top-30 asset in 9-cat over the last couple of weeks, making him a hold despite the Suns' light schedule ahead.