January 18, 2020, 12:05 amKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk went 5-for-5 from the field in Friday's win over the Thunder, finishing with 12 points, seven rebounds and a 3-pointer in 18 minutes.
Olynyk has fallen off the cliff of late, dipping out of the rotation after James Johnson's resurgence. The stat set remains worthwhile but the playing time hasn't been there. Maybe this is the start of the pendulum swinging back the other way, but the Olynyk-Johnson situation only merits attention in deeper leagues. Johnson had five rebounds and a block in 21 minutes tonight.
December 20, 2019, 11:38 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk picked up 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in Friday's cakewalk against the Knicks.
Olynyk is barely inside the top-150 on the year, as he's fallen over the last couple of weeks. His playing time is starting to fluctuate again, as he was coming off a seven-minute game against the Sixers before logging 26 in this one. He's a nice guy to have around in 12-team formats as someone who can flirt with top-100 value in spurts, but ultimately he's not a must-own guy right now.
December 18, 2019, 10:09 pmDerrick Jones Jr.SF, Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. (migrane) played through the pain in Wednesday's win over the 76ers, scoring 13 points to go with six rebounds, an assist and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes off the bench.
Jones Jr. continues his ascent in the rotation and is now cutting into Kelly Olynyk's playing time (eight minutes) fairly significantly. It's always a revolving door with Erik Spoelstra's front court rotations, but for now Jones Jr. is the hot hand, and is worth a look in deep-settings for his upside in defensive stats.
December 14, 2019, 11:36 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk was able to muster 17 points, eight rebounds, a steal and three triples while shooting 5-of-6 from the field on Saturday.
Olynyk can be frustrating, and a lot of GMs cut ties after a random six-minute outing at the end of November, but Olynyk has played his usual workload since and is producing late-round value on the year. He should be on rosters in competitive 12-team formats.
December 13, 2019, 10:10 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk chipped in 15 points (4-for-8 shooting), six rebounds, three assists and a steal in Friday's loss to the Lakers.
Olynyk also earned seven trips to the charity stripe on Friday, draining six of them. He and Derrick Jones Jr. – 17 points (4-for-6 shooting), four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples – played well for the Heat off the bench.
December 7, 2019, 2:48 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo (groin contusion) is questionable to face the Bulls on Sunday.
This is the first we are hearing Adebayo's injury so stay tuned for an update on Sunday. As expected, he has been one of the most improved fantasy players this season but his lack of 3-point shooting and poor free-throw percentage have held him to around top-60 value in standard leagues. He is yet to miss a game this season but if he does, we would assume Kelly Olynyk and Meyers Leonard would both take on a bigger role.
Source: David Wilson on Twitter
December 1, 2019, 6:03 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk played only six minutes in Sunday's win over the Nets, going scoreless with no other stats on one attempt from the field.
Olynyk has slid under the radar to his current top-120 perch, but this is a major red flag. The Nets don't have a great natural matchup for him so we're willing to cut him some slack, but if KO doesn't get back closer to his season average of 23.7 mpg in the next couple games then he'll be tough to roll with, especially in H2H leagues.
November 27, 2019, 11:13 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk hit 7-of-10 from the floor on Wednesday night, scoring 19 points with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in a loss to the Rockets.
It definitely doesn't feel like it but Olynyk, as usual, is quietly churning out top-120 value after a rocky start to the season. It'd be nice if he could shine more consistently but that could be tough on this roster, and Olynyk warrants a spot in 14-teamers at the very least.
November 25, 2019, 10:47 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk worked the glass hard in Monday's win over the Hornets, recording a career-high 16 rebounds to go with his 15 points (5-of-8 shooting) with four threes, one assist and two steals.
Olynyk is just outside the top-135 in 9-cat this season, but we know that's just due to a sluggish start. The big man can do a lot on the floor when he's given leash, so you might want to send out a few buy-low offers, or if you're lucky, snatch him off the wire.
November 23, 2019, 10:46 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk got a healthy 31 minutes of action in Saturday's blowout loss to the Sixers, but managed just five points on 2-of-2 shooting, one trey, seven boards and two assists.
Olynyk has hung in with late-round value in standard leagues but we'd like to see more pop out of him on a nightly basis before tinkering with any sort of must-own recommendation.
November 17, 2019, 12:28 amKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points with five rebounds, three 3-pointers and three steals in 28 minutes off of the bench on Saturday.
Olynyk is ranked inside the top-120 after this game and has a chance to stick around that value all season. Olynyk won't have too many flashy games, but he can contribute in threes and defensive stats.
November 12, 2019, 5:57 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk (knee) is being listed as available to play against the Pistons on Tuesday.
Olynyk should resume his role as the first big off the bench in what is a thin available roster for the Heat.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 5:40 pmJames JohnsonPF, Miami Heat
James Johnson (illness) has been ruled out, and he will not play in Tuesday's matchup against the Pistons.
Kelly Olynyk (knee) is also questionable for this one, as Meyers Leonard may be in line for an expanded workload. Leonard is worth a look in DFS.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
November 11, 2019, 1:22 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk (knee) is questionable to play on Tuesday against the Pistons.
There aren't any more specifics out there at the moment but it's concerning since a left knee injury kept Olynyk out for much of the offseason. The big man is sitting around top-180 value right now and should be able to climb his way into the top-125 over time, but he's not currently a must-own player.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
November 6, 2019, 12:56 amKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk looked good in 24 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, chipping in across the board for 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting (four 3s), adding seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block.
This is the upside Olynyk brings to the table, medium-range lines that help fantasy teams everywhere. His strong play limited Meyers Leonard to 10 points, one rebound, one trey and one dime in 18 minutes as a starter. Both bigs look to cannibalize each other's fantasy value on a nightly basis, with the hotter player earning the bulk of the minutes.