July 15, 2020, 2:02 amJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver has managed to position himself as a prominent piece of the Wolves' future, despite a less-than-stellar rookie campaign in 2019-20.
Culver has been in the spotlight due to the potential he brings on the defensive end and the Wolves see him as a future two-way threat for the team but is still a true work in progress. Culver's value hovered around the top-300 zone on per-game value for the season, mostly slowed by his deficiencies on the offensive end. He ends 2019-20 with averages of 9.2 PPG, 1.0 3PG, 3.4 RPG and 0.9 SPG in 23.9 MPG across 63 games played. Culver is definitely someone to watch come 2020-21, especially now that he's got nearly a whole season under his belt.
July 6, 2020, 7:19 pmJeff TeaguePG, Atlanta Hawks
Jeff Teague’s production fell off in a big way following a January trade from the Wolves to the Hawks, causing him to end with top-160 value in 8-category leagues.
The Wolves began starting Jarrett Culver over Teague, eventually leading to the swap with the Hawks. Teague possessed just top-180 value in 9-category leagues and his production suffered even on a per-minute basis with the Hawks. During 34 games with the Wolves, he averaged 13.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Over 25 contests with the Hawks, he managed only 7.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest. While Teague was stuck behind Trae Young and can sign elsewhere in free agency, it’s fair to ask whether his best fantasy days are behind him.
February 10, 2020, 11:21 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley may not have hit seven triples like he did in his Minnesota debut, but he still scored 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes in a 126-137 loss to the Raptors on Monday.
Those that stashed or picked up Beasley should be encouraged that even with D'Angelo Russell entering the lineup, Beasley was worth starting even without many shots. Jarrett Culver once again came off the bench, but did provide 15 points, three rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.
February 8, 2020, 10:54 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin started on Saturday and scored a career-high 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting to go with 11 assists and two threes in 37 minutes.
McLaughlin scored 15 points with seven assists in 31 minutes on Wednesday and outplayed Jarrett Culver (five points in 23 minutes) on Saturday. The Wolves overhauled their roster at the trade deadline and McLaughlin is trending up after two good games in a row, but his value will take a hit when D'Angelo Russell returns. McLaughlin could have deep-league value as an assists specialist if he can be the primary backup point guard behind Russell. Culver, on the other hand, is trending in the wrong direction and is a drop in 14-team leagues.
January 25, 2020, 10:46 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver struggled in a start on Saturday with five points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with four rebounds, three assists and one block in 28 minutes.
Culver also shot 0-of-2 from the line and has struggled since Karl-Anthony Towns has returned. Culver has scored in single digits in four of the six games since Towns has returned and is outside the top-200 during that stretch. Culver had a 26-point performance last week and his upside makes him worth holding for a few more games before considering dropping him.
January 25, 2020, 8:09 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver will return to the starting lineup as the Wolves face off against the Thunder on Saturday.
Culver saw his role taken by Josh Okogie in the last one and he suffered with a low-end line. His return to the starting five should serve as a catalyst for a bounce-back performance.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
January 25, 2020, 7:18 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarret Culver will be in the starting lineup during Saturday's game versus the Thunder.
Culver has strung together a couple of solid performance after being placed in the doghouse. Culver remains as an end of bench/stash guy as the Timberwolves edge closer and closer to clearing house.
Source: Kyle Theige on Twitter
January 24, 2020, 10:58 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie got the starting nod for the Wolves on Friday and rewarded them with a solid performance, posting 17 points (6-of-9 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs) with six boards, four dimes and three steals in 32 minutes.
Okogie is worth an add in deep leagues after tonight's gem. He sent Jarrett Culver back to the bench and his value took a hard fall with just seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, three rebounds, one steal and one block. Culver remains a post-ASB breakout candidate and is worth holding if your league settings do not punish you for your patience.
January 19, 2020, 12:41 amJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver scored 26 points in Saturday's loss to the Raptors, finishing with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.
The 26 points is a career-high for Culver, whom finished 8-of-16 from the field. He contributed in all categories in this one, with three total steals and blocks, but only registered one steal. Regardless, this scoring output is a nice boon for his confidence and he should look forward to continuing to keep this momentum going forward as the season progresses.
January 17, 2020, 9:59 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver put up 12 points, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Pacers.
Culver logged a team-high 36 minutes and is going to get some big run down the stretch. He's not someone you should feel great about as a nightly play in standard-sized leagues but he does make for a nice stash if you can afford to be patient. The Wolves appear ready to prioritize his playing time and while there will be growing pains, Culver has shown a lot to like about his game even if it hasn't yielded much for fantasy purposes.
January 15, 2020, 11:10 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver filled the state sheet on Wednesday, ending with 17 points, five rebounds, an assist, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.
Culver has been hot recently and owners should ride the streak while they can. It wouldn't be surprising to see the rookie cool off at some point as the team returns to full strength, but those in deeper leagues might want to stash him for a while.
January 7, 2020, 10:26 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver finished Tuesday's loss with a career-high 24 points (8-of-11 FG), five rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Culver's playing time is back on the upswing and this makes five straight games with at least 10 points, and at least one steal in each of his last seven with 15 in that span. The youngster is worth a short-term look in most formats with top-125 value in the last couple of weeks, but don't expect him to stick on your roster from here on out. We've seen big lulls, which is to be expected from most rookies.
January 5, 2020, 10:14 pmAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins (illness) returned on Sunday against the Cavs and saw his 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer spoiled by 6-of-19 shooting.
A few more shots going through the hoop would have gotten Wiggins into a much nicer night of production, and let's just chalk this one up to some rust coming off. At this point, you either sold high or you are sticking out with Wiggins in most scenarios. Jarrett Culver (14 points, four steals, two blocks, two 3-pointers) registered another nice game off the bench and is worth keeping an eye on in case his shooting ever settles into a non-value erasing number.
January 1, 2020, 7:30 pmTreveon GrahamSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Treveon Graham will not face the Bucks on Wednesday as he is dealing with flu-like symptoms.
The Wolves will be without six key players on Wednesday and are very likely to lose against one of the best teams in the NBA. Shabazz Napier, Jarrett Culver, Keita Bates-Diop, Kelan Martin and Jaylen Nowell could all be viewed as interesting low-cost DFS tournament options with the Wolves decimated by injuries.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 1, 2020, 6:46 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague has been downgraded to out for Wednesday's tilt vs. the Bucks.
Teague joins Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Jake Layman as out for Thursday's game while Treveon Graham and Noah Vonleh are both questionable. With Teague now ruled out, Jarrett Culver and Shabazz Napier will handle the majority of the ball-handling duties and both can be looked at as streaming candidates and low-cost DFS plays.
Source: Danny Cunningham on Twitter