July 8, 2020, 4:06 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Despite averaging 32.2 and 29.4 mpg in 2018-19 and 2019-20, Cedi Osman has failed to provide per-game value inside the top-160 in any format over the last two seasons with per-game values of 180/191 in 8/9-cat leagues this year.
Osman has had ample opportunity to enter the standard league radar over the last two seasons. However, it appears that his stat-set is not friendly to fantasy GMs. He posted 11.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.9 threes and 1.4 turnovers on .437/.383/.670 splits. It is worth noting that Osman played in all 65 games for the Cavs this season but even his total value fell outside the top-135. Osman should be left on waiver wires in standard leagues next season.
March 8, 2020, 11:22 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman tallied 19 points, six assists, four rebounds, four 3-pointers and two steals on Sunday vs. the Spurs.
Osman's percentages will be a drag, but when he is logging 37 minutes the counting stats are going to be rewarding in standard leagues. He has a 3-game week on tap and makes sense as a pickup if you are looking for a wire pickup to round out your roster. The Cavs remain without Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. is no longer available, Osman has plenty of opportunity in front of him.
March 4, 2020, 9:47 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. was in a groove on Wednesday, scoring 19 points (7-13 FG) and grabbing 15 rebounds with four assists and four steals.
Nance was able to capitalize on the absences of both Andre Drummond and Tristan Thompson. Cedi Osman also saw 43 minutes of action with the Cavs shorthanded, picking up 13 points and five rebounds. They both hold value to teams while the Cavs are down big men, with Nance being a better option, even when the team is healthy.
February 26, 2020, 5:20 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson will draw the start for Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers with Andre Drummond (left calf strain) sidelined.
Thompson will likely see additional value for as long as he gets starter-level minutes. However, the frontcourt situation is crowded in Cleveland as they also have Larry Nance Jr., Kevin Love and Cedi Osman.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 1:39 pmAndre DrummondC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Andre Drummond (left calf strain) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game.
It has not been a smooth transition for Drummond after being traded to the Cavs, and he hasn't exceeded 29 minutes since the Pistons dealt him. Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and Larry Nance Jr. could each receive a small bump in playing time against the Sixers. Cedi Osman will likely be relied upon more as well.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 22, 2020, 10:56 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman came through with 19 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers on Saturday night.
Osman has only been viable in the 14-16-team range this season but has now had two strong games in a row, with this following up a 16 & 10 game against Washington. Perhaps he can find the gas pedal to close the season, but if you pick him up in a 12-teamer to ride the wave, don't cling too tightly.
February 21, 2020, 10:17 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman found his groove in Friday's 113-108 win over the Wizards, tallying 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting with 10 boards, three triples, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.
Osman had been playing poorly over the last couple of games prior to this gem. As always, Osman brings a lot of volatility to the table, so owners will have to have their seatbelts strapped on tight. He's still a hold in 14-teamers and is a streamer in shallower leagues.
January 25, 2020, 11:40 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman scored 18 points in Saturday's loss to the Bulls, chipping in one rebound, six assists, two steals and two three-pointers.
Osman got underneath the skin of the Bulls defenders as he was able to slither his way around the court and instigate two technical fouls in his favor. Gamesmanship aside, Osman continues to play well and has shown a consistent knack of scoring the ball and draining threes. He is not a must-own player, but is worthy of being owned at the end of the bench in most leagues.
January 15, 2020, 1:05 amCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman sank five more threes on Tuesday as part of a 21-point, three-rebound, one-assist performance in 24 minutes in a 103-128 blowout loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.
Osman seems to be trending up with higher minutes recently and he's been hitting threes at an increasing rate. He's up to 2.4 per game over the past month. His overall fantasy game isn't quite good enough to consider him a must-own player, but he's worth a look if you need points and threes. Going the other direction is Tristan Thompson, who provided eight rebounds, five missed shots and nothing else in 24 minutes on Tuesday.
January 6, 2020, 5:56 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Thompson already missed Sunday's contest. He is delivering 12.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as well as 0.9 blocks. Ante Zizic had a terrific game on Sunday, while Cedi Osman will also play a lot if Thompson cannot go.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 4, 2020, 10:06 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman scored 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Thunder, chipping in five threes and four rebounds.
Osman got to see a bump in playing time with teammate Larry Nance Jr. sidelined for the next few weeks, playing 35 minutes. He was able to make the most of the opportunity and shot the ball well though he did not produce much in any other category. Look for Osman to continue to get more minutes and feel free to stream him until Nance Jr. returns from injury if you need points and threes.
January 3, 2020, 3:48 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. will be sidelined for the next 1-2 weeks due to left knee soreness that he has been struggling with since December 23.
Nance has been performing poorly throughout December and perhaps this is somewhat of an explanation. Many owners will cut Nance loose, and if you have space he is still useful as a late-season stash. In most scenarios without an IR spot, Nance should be dumped in 12-team formats. This should open up minutes for Cedi Osman who has been more efficient lately, but mostly we'll see a few more rebounds become available. Nance had not been doing much with his minutes this season.
December 31, 2019, 10:08 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman scored 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including four threes) with four rebounds, four assists and one block in 25 minutes on Tuesday against the Raptors.
Osman's percentages hold him back to the top-200 range as an asset but if you can punt those things have at it.
December 23, 2019, 10:25 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman scored 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting while adding two rebounds, three assist, a steal and three 3-pointers on Monday.
Osman does this all the time and he's rolling right now, but there is still too much inconsistency for us to trust him in standard leagues.
December 18, 2019, 9:54 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman did a bit of everything on Wednesday night, ending with 18 points, three boards, one assist, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Osman owners are hoping a Kevin Love move happens soon. He has shown he can score and if there's a shake up in the roster, there's an opportunity for him to get more involved. Right now its hard to collect rebounds with both Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson on the court.