Kelly Olynyk

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  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk scored 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting while adding one rebound, two assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on Monday.

    Olynyk was on fire from deep tonight, but the low minutes are what worries us. He can put up numbers in a hurry, but if he can't see the floor for at least 20 minutes, it's hard to trust him, especially as we're heading into the fantasy playoffs.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk slowed down on Saturday as a result of a bit of foul trouble and was limited to seeing just 16 minutes off the bench and put up seven points (2-of-4 shooting), two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Olynyk was a hot deep-league pickup based on the strength of his string of solid games recently. This, as mentioned, was a case of getting bit by the foul-trouble bug, making him a hold in 16-teamers or deeper.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk nearly notched a triple-double in Friday's win over the Mavs, winding up with 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in only 19 minutes of play.

    Olynyk displayed amazing efficiency in this one. He's ranked inside the top-60 over the past two weeks since his minutes have increased a bit and his ability to stuff the stat sheet is a major reason why. He is averaging fewer than 20 minutes per game over that span and on the season but has been productive in his time on the floor. Olynyk is even averaging 1.2 steals during that time which qualifies as a welcome bonus.

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. will be in the starting lineup for the Heat-Mavs contest on Friday.

    Kelly Olynyk is shifting back to the bench to make room for Jones. Now that Jimmy Butler is back Jones role is limited, and he is more of a 16-team option under these circumstances. This roster is just too deep with Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala now joining the fray. Jones is still useful if you are hunting steals or blocks. Olynyk will have his moments in the right matchups, but is mainly a deep league play.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk saw just 16 minutes as a starter on Wednesday, but that didn't stop him from putting up a solid effort with 11 points on perfect 4-for-4 shooting from the field (3-of-3 from deep).

    Olynyk filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. He's been worth owning in standard leagues but be sure to give him a short leash in case his production drops off.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) has been downgraded to questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup vs. the Wolves.

    The Heat will welcome back Jimmy Butler on Wednesday but are now in jeopardy of being without their young All-Star. Chris Silva would become an intriguing low-cost DFS play if Adebayo doesn't end up playing while Kelly Olynyk could see some additional opportunity. Continue to monitor for updates ahead of tip-off.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk started on Saturday night and delivered for fantasy owners with 17 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block and four 3-pointers.

    Olynyk has been right on the cusp of the top-150 over the last couple of weeks but it's hard to imagine him keeping up that pace when the Heat are fully healthy — Jimmy Butler was out tonight and Meyers Leonard is on the shelf as well. KO can do this when he gets minutes and has a stat set that can easily support late-round value, so he's a potential add if you need some short-term help in standard leagues.

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) will not play on Thursday.

    Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. will help to fill in. Leonard will have the occasional strong game but isn't a major fantasy contributor.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk recorded a new career-high in assists with 11 on Monday vs. the Warriors, making an impact off the bench with 12 points (5-of-9 shooting), six rebounds, two threes, one steal and one block.

    Olynyk returned to the bench in this one, with Jimmy Butler healthy and returning to the starting lineup. Olynyk remains more of a deep-league guy though, as he's been up and down all season and has struggled with inconsistency and injuries.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk drew the start on Sunday against the Blazers but only played 13 minutes, scoring six points with three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Olynyk briefly resurfaced with two 20-plus minute games but he's trending down again, and the Heat have added two forwards who are likely to take his minutes in short order. He's best left on the wire despite a promising stat set.

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) is expected to miss multiple weeks.

    Leonard was injured on Monday and ruled out of Wednesday game, but this is more serious news. Kelly Olynyk should get a chance to establish a larger role.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (ankle) did not travel with the team and is being listed as out for Wednesday's matchup with the Clippers.

    Leonard left Monday's blowout win against the Sixers early and did not return. Kelly Olynyk stands to benefit the most with Leonard out, while Derrick Jones Jr. should see some run at PF and James Johnson gets extra minutes as well.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk, after getting a couple of DNP-CDs, saw 24 minutes of action in Monday's 137-106 blowout win over the Sixers but failed to impress, mustering just seven points, four rebounds, one 3-pointer and one block.

    He could have been let out of the doghouse for some air tonight due to the blow-out nature of the game, but Olynyk's erratic spot in the rotation makes him a "do not touch," guy until further notice.

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk got a second straight healthy DNP-CD in Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

    The Heat ran with a nine-man rotation and Olynyk was not part of the picture at all. This is a weird turn of events considering Olynyk had been playing well prior to these missed games. He can be left on the wire until he finds his way back into steady minutes.

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters played 18 minutes off the bench on Friday, finishing with 14 points, four rebounds, four triples, two blocks and an assist as the Heat lost to the Clippers.

    Waiters found some minutes with the Heat missing several players due to injury and made the most of his opportunities. Kelly Olynyk also played 22 minutes off the bench, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds, two triples and two assists. Neither can be depended on when the Heat are healthier.