March 8, 2020, 11:20 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put up 19 points with nine boards on 7-of-19 shooting in a loss to the Cavs on Sunday.
Gay has not been a consistent fantasy option this season, but he has been rolling over the past two weeks with top-110 value. DeMar DeRozan put up 25 points with eight boards on 7-of-19 shooting. DeRozan has consistently been hovering around top-50 value this season and should end somewhere around that range.
March 6, 2020, 11:14 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan went for 24 points, five rebounds and nine assists in 30 minutes in the Spurs' loss to the Nets on Friday.
DeRozan ranks 25th over the last two months and is inside the top-50 on the season. Even with his lack of shooting from deep from a guard position, he is a fantasy commodity because of his high average in assists and rebounds. He's averaging 7.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds over the last two weeks.
March 3, 2020, 10:38 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan notched a double-double on Tuesday in a 104-103 win over the Hornets, putting up 12 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in 35 minutes of action.
DeRozan has sneakily provided top-25 fantasy value over the past two months. As is well documented, he doesn't do anything in terms of 3-point shooting or defensive stats, so he carries a little more value in points formats. That being said, he can be combined with other fantasy assets to build a fantasy contender in the playoffs.
March 2, 2020, 10:56 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan couldn't get a bucket on Monday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with six rebounds and seven dimes.
DeRozan played through back spasms and threw up a stinker in this one. He was able to hand a team-high in dimes, but the shot wasn't falling and he deferred to the hot hands in Trey Lyles and Patty Mills.
March 1, 2020, 1:16 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting with nine assists, one steal and one block in a 114-113 win vs. the Magic on Saturday.
DeRozan deferred to his teammates on Saturday with only 13 field goal attempts. DeRozan is a top-45 player on the season and has cooled off after posting top-10 value in the month of January. DeRozan should be a top-50 player moving forward.
February 26, 2020, 11:27 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan did his best to lead the the Spurs in Wednesday's 109-103 loss to the Mavs, ending the contest with 27 points (9-15 FG, 0-1 3PT, 9-9 FT), eight rebounds, nine assists and one steal.
DeRozan continues to perform at a high level when he's on the court, and any signs of back spasms seem to have disappeared. DeRozan has been a top-40 player on the season and has put up top-20 numbers over the last two weeks.
February 23, 2020, 9:30 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored eight points on 3-of-10 shooting in 21 minutes of action in a 131-103 loss to the Thunder on Sunday.
Aldridge missed all five of his attempts from beyond the arc and added just three rebounds and two assists to the stat sheet. DeMar DeRozan did not play well either as he had just 11 points and five boards on 4-of-12 shooting. Aldridge and DeRozan are both locked inside top-50 value, but they were off their game on Sunday night.
February 21, 2020, 11:32 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan (back spasms) led the Spurs in minutes with 36 on Friday, showing no signs of his back issue as he posted 18 points (8-of-17 shooting), five rebounds, seven assists and one block.
DeRozan's minutes are a clear sign that he's out of the woods and is ready to continue on his career season. The efficiency and assists should be enough to carry him to a guaranteed top-50 finish at the least.
February 19, 2020, 7:14 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan (back spasms) said he'll be in the lineup on Friday night.
DeRozan missed San Antonio's two games before the All-Star break after getting hurt during pregame warmups on February 10. The injury never seemed serious and it'll be safe to get DeRozan back into all lineups going forward. Just keep your fingers crossed that the Spurs stay in the playoff hunt and avoid late-season rest days.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
February 11, 2020, 6:48 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan (back spasms) will not play in Tuesday's contest against the Thunder.
Lonnie Walker got the start on Monday and would be in line for another one on Tuesday. Walker put up four points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in Monday's contest, and has shown flashes when given the opportunity. He makes for a cheap option on DFS slates.
Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter
February 11, 2020, 2:04 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan (back spasms) is doubtful to play against the Thunder on Tuesday.
DeRozan was a late scratch on Monday and Gregg Popovich said he wasn't sure when DDR would be able to return from the injury. Lonnie Walker started in his place, and figures to do so again tonight. Hopefully DeRozan will be ready to rock coming out of the All-Star break on February 21.
Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter
February 11, 2020, 10:14 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
Speaking to reporters postgame, Gregg Popovich sounded like he doesn't know if and when DeMar DeRozan will be back from his back spams.
Lonnie Walker started in DeRozan’a place and scored four points, to go with five boards, four assists and two steals. The Spurs have their last game before the All-Star break against the Thunder tonight and they don’t play again until February 21st. It seems likely that they opt to rest their star but make sure you check back closer to tip-off for an official update.
Source: John Diaz on Twitter
February 10, 2020, 11:26 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker started on Monday and scored four points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with five boards, four assists and two steals.
DeMar DeRozan was late scratch with back spasms, so Walker drew the start tonight. He didn't do much scoring, but got it done elsewhere tonight.
February 9, 2020, 12:47 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with three rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes on Saturday.
DeRozan scored 21 points on .375 shooting from the field on Thursday and is cooling off after the top-10 run that he had in January. The sell-high window is closing on DeRozan, and he should settle inside the top-50 moving forward.
February 7, 2020, 12:14 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points on 6-of-16 shooting to go with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals on Thursday.
DeRozan didn't shoot well tonight, but was still able to get things done at the line (9-for-9 FTs) and hand out some assists to round his line out. The shooting lines should bump up in the next one.