Ben McLemore

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  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore scored just three points in eight minutes during Monday's Game 4 loss to the Thunder, adding one rebound and one assist.

    McLemore was the first player off the bench for the Rockets but failed to deliver once again. After scoring 14 points in the series opener, McLemore has managed a combined nine points over the next three games, highlighting the unreliability surrounding his production. He can put up points in a hurry but that happens quite rarely and subsequently, makes him a non-factor in all fantasy formats.

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore went 4-for-7 from deep in the Rockets' 123-108 win over the Thunder in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs on Tuesday, finishing with 14 points (5-for-8 FG) off the bench.

    McLemore, along with Jeff Green, were key contributors off the bench for the Rockets on Tuesday. They were operating without Russell Westbrook (strained right quad) and needed all they could get from a variety of sources. McLemore played 24 minutes and also recorded one steal and one rebound. The Rockets looked very smooth in the resounding victory and will hope to continue their strong play in Game 2 on Thursday.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook will start alongside Robert Covington, Jeff Green, PJ Tucker and Ben McLemore on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

    The Rockets will be without James Harden (rest), Danuel House (toe) and Eric Gordon (ankle) for today's contest while Westbrook is expected to not be in the lineup on Wednesday. McLemore and Green are the players most likely to benefit from the various absences but Austin Rivers, Michael Frazier and Chris Clemons are also players to look at. Rivers is the most trustworthy of those three.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House (left toe sprain) is questionable to face the Spurs on Tuesday.

    House popped up on the injury report after scoring just two points against the Kings on Sunday. Perhaps the toe was bothering him during the game and that might explain his poor shooting. James Harden (rest) and Eric Gordon (ankle) have both been ruled out and Russell Westbrook (quad) is questionable. If all are unavailable, Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers, Jeff Green and even Michael Frazier could be worth a look.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore stayed hot against the Kings on Sunday with 20 points on six 3-pointers in 28 minutes of action.

    McLemore scored 20 points in his start for Russell Westbrook (quad) on Thursday as well. He shot 7-of-16 from the field and added three rebounds to the box score. He is a good option for points and triples when Westbrook is out, but he can be returned to the wire once he returns.

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore will start in the place of Russell Westbrook (bruised right quad) against the Kings on Sunday.

    McLemore has a nice opportunity before him and figures to fire off his fair share of 3-pointers against a porous Kings' defense. He's had 14 3-pointers over four bubble games thus far, and should be in line for a healthy dose of 25 or 30 minutes in this one.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook (bruised right quad) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Kings, although he was present at shootaround on Saturday.

    Westbrook will be given the night off on Sunday, making that two consecutive games on the sidelines. The injury doesn't appear to be too serious and this is likely a case of the team being cautious with their superstar. In his absence, Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers should see an increased role and both are worth a look in DFS formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook (bruised right quad) is now unlikely to play on Sunday after the Rockets were previously optimistic that he would.

    It doesn't sound like there has been a setback with Westbrook and the Rockets likely just want him to be as healthy for the playoffs as possible. Ben McLemore started in his place for Thursday's game and picked up 20 points, four rebounds, one steal, one block and five triples in 30 minutes.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore started on Thursday for Russell Westbrook (quad) and put up an impressive effort, recording 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including five 3s, plus four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

    As long as Westbrook stays on the sidelines with his bruised right quad, McLemore is worth a look for a short-term boost in fantasy value. He's streaky, so don't be stunned if he falls off a cliff and drag's your team along with him, so act accordingly.

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    With Russell Westbrook sidelined with a bruised right quad, Mike D'Antoni will give Ben McLemore the spot-start on Thursday vs. the Lakers.

    The news of Westbrook being sidelined will affect several players on the Rockets, including McLemore. Austin Rivers, Danuel House Jr. and Chris Clemons will see more shot attempts and McLemore Rivers are the most intriguing DFS tournament plays. James Harden could have a monster night if he plays his typical workload and we could see his ridiculous usage with Russ increase to an even more ridiculous number without his running mate.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore shot a perfect 4-for-4 from downtown to finish Friday's game with 13 points (4-of-9 shooting) and one rebound in 14 minutes.

    The Rockets played only eight players tonight and McLemore was one of the beneficiaries. His 14 minutes is not very encouraging, considering the game went into OT. He's on thin ice and was only given that much time because his shots were finding the bottom of the net. Leave him on the wire.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon is expected to miss approximately two weeks due to a left ankle sprain.

    Gordon sustained the injury during Tuesday's scrimmage against the Celtics. X-rays were negative, but Gordon needed help exiting the court. Ben McLemore will help to fill in while Gordon is sidelined.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore surprised in 2019-20, posting top-220/200 (8/9-cat) fantasy value and becoming a solid member of the Rockets' rotation.

    McLemore looked to be on his way out of the league but took full advantage of his opportunity in Houston. He stepped up when the Rockets were missing players and managed 9.8 points, 0.6 steals and 2.4 triples in 22.8 mpg, shooting a respectable .445 from the field. His value going forward will hinge on that percentage, as McLemore had never shot better than .430 in a season until this year. McLemore should always have juice as a 3-point streamer in Houston, but in terms of full-season appeal he's still only a deep-league option going forward.

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore recovered from his bout with gastroenteritis and was able to score six points on 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc with one assist in 10 minutes off the bench.

    Eric Gordon (16 points, 30 minutes) also made his return in this game and there was no need for McLemore to see an extended run. He's now relegated to being a deep-league 3s streamer now that Gordon is healthy and playing.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (sore right knee) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are both available to play against the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Gordon and McLemore should return to their usual roles in what should be a high scoring affair of two teams that love to spread the floor and shoot triples. Get Gordon back in your lineup for this one, while McLemore is a deep-league streaming consideration for owners who want some extra triples.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter