January 17, 2020, 11:01 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler scored 14 points (3-of-8 from the field) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 115-108 win over the Thunder on Friday.
Butler didn't take too many shots but went a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line and put up a well-rounded fantasy line to make up for it. Butler is on the edge of first-round value and is a lock for the top-20 as the star in Miami.
January 15, 2020, 10:18 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler struggled with his shot on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting, but adding three rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block to his name.
Butler couldn't find the bottom of the basket tonight, but one night like this shouldn't deter anyone. He is a top-20 player and owners should be confident deploying him whenever he is healthy.
January 12, 2020, 6:21 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler filled up the stat sheet with 25 points (8-for-15 FG, 9-for-11 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists and a block in Sunday's road loss to the Knicks.
More of the same from Butler, who will post top-20 lines on a nightly basis whether the Heat win or not. Despite Miami's depth, Butler's production is permanently safe.
January 10, 2020, 10:15 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler scored 33 points on 18 shots on Friday, adding nine rebounds, two assists and a block as the Heat fell 113-117 to the Nets.
Butler only missed six shots from the field in this one, but his hot sohoting wasn't enough to get the win. Butler and Bam Adebayo are the only two Heat that can consistently be counted on for fantasy production.
January 8, 2020, 9:37 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler put together a strong all-around game in his return on Wednesday, finishing with 14 points (5-of-6 shooting), six rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
Butler continues to collect the popcorn stats with efficiency. He's missed some games this year, but is a top-20 player when he laces up and has a chance to return first-round value by the end of the season.
January 8, 2020, 5:51 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (back) has been upgraded to available for Wednesday's matchup against the Pacers.
Butler was previously listed as probable so the fact that he will play comes as no surprise. Lock him into your lineup. One thing worth watching is how head coach Erik Spoelstra decides to re-integrate Justise Winslow back into the rotation in his first game back.
Source: Heat PR on Twitter
January 7, 2020, 5:43 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (back) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.
Feel free to get Butler back into all fantasy lineups ahead of Wednesday's game. The Heat are close to getting their full rotation, and it will be interesting how Erik Spoelstra handles the minutes on the wings.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
January 7, 2020, 2:43 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (back) went through Tuesday's practice and is looking like he will return to the lineup when the Heat take on the Pacers on Wednesday.
Butler was joined by Justise Winslow (back) on the practice court, and there is a real chance that both return for this game. The Heat have been playing without a full guard and wing rotation for pretty much the entire year, and it will be interesting how Erik Spoelstra distributes the minutes. Butler has nothing to worry about in that regard.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
January 5, 2020, 5:35 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (back) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Blazers.
Tyler Herro, Derrick Jones Jr. and Goran Dragic are all in line to see extended run and usage with Butler out. Butler is considered day-to-day going forward.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
January 5, 2020, 4:30 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (back) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Blazers.
Butler's back locked-up a little earlier during the day, but this doesn't seem like anything longterm. If Butler is unable to play we should see Tyler Herro and Derrick Jones Jr. get extended run. Both are solid options in DFS.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
January 3, 2020, 9:39 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler escaped Friday's blowout loss to the Magic with 23 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Butler went 7-of-12 from the field and 9-of-11 from the line, though six turnovers stings for 9-cat GMs. Bam Adebayo had a decent game with 14 points (4-of-5 free throws), 10 rebounds, a steal and two blocks but that was about it for Miami — the rest of the Heat combined to go 18-for-60 from the field. Both Butler and Bam are going to be early-round players for the rest of the way, with Butler potentially pushing for first-round value thanks to his all-around production.
January 2, 2020, 11:09 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler's shot was not finding the basket on Thursday, going 2-for-10 from the field and 4-of-7 from the line to finish with eight points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
This was off the norm for Butler, who is normally known for his shooting efficiency. It's just a rough night, which happens to the best players. He's still a solid top-25 play ROS.
December 30, 2019, 10:05 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler lived at the line on Monday as he attempted 19 free throws (sinking 15) on his way to a 27-point (6-of-10 shooting), six-rebound, four-assist line in 37 minutes in a loss to the Wizards.
Though the percentage wasn't enough to get much value from the high-volume freebies this time, Butler has been getting to the line far more than usual in the last few games. He's shooting 82.7 percent from the line for the season, so he should break into the top-20 in best free throw value with a few more attempts per game or a return to his career percentage of 83.5 percent. Regardless, Butler has still been a solid second-round player this season.
December 28, 2019, 11:26 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler stayed hot on Saturday to lead the Heat to a 117-116 OT win over the Sixers with 25 points on 7-of-21 shooting, nine rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one block.
Jimmy B is spreading the halls with stats and good cheer over the holiday season. He's been a reliable top-20 play and has been looking very good in South Beach. He's going to be money come playoff time as the Heat jockey for a favorable playoff seeding.
December 27, 2019, 11:44 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler shot 3-of-11 from the field but made 14-of-15 shots from the free throw line for 20 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and four turnovers in 33 minutes.
Butler's inefficient shooting from the field and four turnovers tonight were not much to write home about for sure. He's been a top-60 play in 9-cat over the last couple of weeks, but can easily turn that around and pull his needle closer to the top-25, top-30 mark.