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December 12, 2018, 11:48 pmKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk was one of the only Heat players to escape Wednesday's thrashing with a worthwhile fantasy line, logging 28 minutes and posting 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.
Olynyk hit half of his eight shots and this is the type of multi-cat production that made him such a steal last season. Bam Adebayo remained solid despite three points on 1-of-5 shooting by producing five boards, a steal and two blocks. Hassan Whiteside is expected to play on Friday night so there won't be any more smooth sailing for this duo, and either could be worth using on any given night depending on how Erik Spoelstra doles out minutes. We'd hold both for a game or two and then go from there, but the competition will cap them both in the late rounds.
December 11, 2018, 12:53 amKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and a steal on Monday.
Olynyk had a strong game tonight and was efficient from the floor as well. He's a low-end play even with Hassan Whiteside out because of the Heat's depth, but is still good for out-of-position dimes for a center.
December 9, 2018, 1:24 amKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk saved his night at the charity stripe on Saturday, finishing 2-for-13 from the field but 9-of-11 at the line en route to 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.
If only the Heat could play every game without Hassan Whiteside. Olynyk will be back into an unpredictable timeshare with Whiteside and Bam Adebayo in the very near future, but anyone who rolled with him this weekend ended up getting some nice numbers out of the deal. He remains a 14-16-team play but could be a top-100 guy in the right minutes.
December 7, 2018, 11:19 pmKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk logged 22 minutes on Friday and scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with a 3-pointer, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
Olynyk is always going to produce well without Hassan Whiteside, who may miss the next game as well due to the birth of his child, so he's a solid streamer for a short term boost.
December 2, 2018, 9:48 pmKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk tallied 16 points with eight rebounds on 4-of-8 shooting in the Heat's win over the Jazz on Sunday.
He played well in his 29 minutes tonight, which is an encouraging statistic as he has only averaged 18.7 minutes per game on the season. After nearing top-100 last season, he is outside the top-180 this season and you should only pick him up if his minutes are in the mid-20's or above. Look out for any changes in the Heat rotation as their minutes tend to fluctuate.
November 30, 2018, 11:06 pmKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk got back on track in Friday's win over the Pelicans, totaling 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes of action.
Olynyk has been pushed to the edges of Miami's rotation recently but did a nice job tonight, and this was much-needed in terms of KO making his case for more minutes going forward. He really only needs 24 mpg to deliver for fantasy owners but has been well below that lately, so you might want to wait one more game to see if this keeps up before using a transaction in 12-14 teamers.
November 24, 2018, 1:09 amKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk got back into the rotation on Friday against the Bulls, logging 13 minutes off the bench with three points, two rebounds and one block.
Olynyk is on the outside looking in right now and that should be the case in most fantasy leagues right now, too. Once that changes, as things often do in Miami, owners want to know that he's getting around 24 mpg before taking the plunge.
November 20, 2018, 10:55 pmKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk did not play due to coach's decision in Tuesday's loss to the Nets.
It really didn't make sense with the Heat struggling to score that Olynyk couldn't get on the floor, but that's where he is right now in the rotation. This will probably change and he'll be back on the radar at some point, but he can be dropped in 12-14 team leagues while he's on the outs. Bam Adebayo went for six points, eight boards, a steal and a block but he has no standard league appeal without a major change in team dynamic.
November 12, 2018, 11:56 pmKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk had a solid night on Monday against the Sixers with 13 points, seven boards, two assists, a steal and a triple.
Olynyk has been struggling to find consistent playing time this season with only one back-to-back set where he saw 20 or more minutes in both games. Once James Johnson returns it might be time to cut bait on Olynyk, who is a fringe value thus far.
November 11, 2018, 12:19 amKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk (ribs) played only 12 minutes on Saturday night, scoring five points with two assists and a 3-pointer.
Bam Adebayo played just 13 minutes, posting eight points, five rebounds and four fouls. The Wizards are going to be a tougher matchup for Olynyk to work with now that they have Dwight Howard but you shouldn't overreact to this one. He's still a fringe asset in 12-team leagues and a guy worth owning in anything deeper. He didn't look too bothered by his ribs, which is probably the big takeaway from tonight.
November 10, 2018, 6:22 pmKelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk (ribs) will play on Saturday against the Wizards.
Olynyk has a sweet stat-set and things haven't been great for him this season with Hassan Whiteside healthy and playing well for the most part. He's still worth owning because of his stat set and chance he gets loose at some point, but if you can't deal with the lulls it's fair to move on.
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