Kelly Olynyk

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  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk started again on Monday and scored 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting with a 3-pointer, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Olynyk remains the starting forward alongside Hassan Whiteside and if Coach Spoelstra sticks with this then he's worth holding onto as a guy that can fill it up across the board. Even though he didn't shoot the ball well he still provided value in almost every category and isn't a matchup dependent player so his minutes shouldn't fluctuate too much if Spo sticks to his word.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk started again but only logged 18 minutes in Friday's loss to the Kings, posting nine points, three assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Olynyk didn't play down the stretch but was solid when he was on the floor, finishing as a team-high plus-16. He parlayed a nice set of games into the starting five but has been relatively quiet in two starts so far. The stat set remains great and he's been a standard-league guy over the last couple of weeks, but Miami's rotation will make him tough to fully trust unless someone gets hurt. Bam Adebayo ended up with two points, six rebounds and a steal in 20 minutes.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk started and scored seven points on 2-of-5 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, two assists and one steal over 20 minutes in Tuesday's road win over the Blazers.

    Olynyk's stat set was doing mostly fine here but he just didn't get the minutes, as James Johnson woke up and it's Miami so minutes are just impossible to come by, anyway. Still, we all know what he can do when getting the minutes so don't hesitate to pounce if a clear opening presents itself.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk played a season-high 34 minutes on Saturday in a loss to the Pacers and scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting.

    He made two 3-pointers and added seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block to the box score. He has been outplaying Bam Adebayo, who had five points with four rebounds and five fouls in 17 minutes, as of late. Olynyk could be a speculative add for owners hoping that he starts to see consistent minutes like last season.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk came out of nowhere to score a season-high 21 points with four threes, seven boards and two assists in Friday’s blowout loss to the visiting Thunder.

    Olynyk’s 31 minutes were also a season-high and considering he’s been outside the top-200 all season (in 19.9 minutes a game) it’s hard to call Olynyk an add despite his fantasy-friendly game. He’ll have to do it again for us to consider him. Bam Adebayo scored 10 points and added nine rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench and remains the Miami bench big to own.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk returned to the Heat rotation on Sunday with 17 minutes and put up 11 points with six rebounds on 5-of-6 shooting in a win over the Knicks.

    Olynyk is having his worst season of his career and only saw these minutes after Derrick Jones Jr. got hurt. He was borderline top-100 for the Heat last season and he is outside the top-200 this season. Unless he returns to the rotation and starts playing as well as he did last season, leave him on the wire.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk did not leave the Heat's bench in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

    No revenge game for Kelly O tonight and yes, the DNP is a red flag. He played just four minutes in their last game, so he's disappeared into the fantasy ether right now. Drop him for now but keep him on your watch lists as the Heat could shake up their lineup and rotation in the near-future.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    On Saturday in a 112-108 win over the Grizzlies, Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two 3-pointers and four rebounds to top the night off.

    Both Olynyk and Bam Abebayo stepped up in filling in for Hassan Whiteside (illness) as they held their own against the Memphis frontline. Whiteside's absence gave Olynyk the added playing time in today's matchup so don't expect his minutes to rise to the 24-28 range. He continues to be a deep-league player and as long as Whiteside is on the Heat, prepare for a roller coaster when it comes to Olynyk's production in fantasy.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets, hitting 4-of-10 shots (1-of-6 3PTs, 4-of-4 FTs) with five rebounds and one block in 30 minutes.

    It was a decent night for Olynyk but the three-headed monster in Miami is rough for both he and Bam Adebayo (13 points, four rebounds, one steal, 24 minutes) as long as the team is overstocked and Hassan Whiteside (12 points, 11 boards, three blocks, 24 minutes) is around. He's a luxury stash with lower upside in the near future, but if he ever gets loose he's well known around here for his stat set.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk scored three points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound and a 3-pointer in eight minutes off the bench in Friday's win over the Wizards.

    The Wizards trended small so Bam Adebayo (11 points, seven boards, five assists, one steal, one block, 18 minutes) was a better fit and Hassan Whiteside went for 21 & 18 and more, so Olynyk was the odd man out. Until the Heat lose a player or three, it's going to be a bumpy ride for Olynyk owners.

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk took advantage of Hassan Whiteside's injury and foul trouble on Sunday, posting 13 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes of action against the Wolves.

    Whiteside needed stitches over his left eye but was able to return to the game, though he shot just 3-of-9 en route to eight points, 13 rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes — plus a 2-for-3 mark at the charity stripe. This is the type of multi-cat line that makes Olynyk so appealing in fantasy leagues and he's still a hold in 12-teamers for us. The minute pendulum will continue to swing in Miami but KO delivers games like this that put him a cut above most bench options in standard leagues.

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (illness) exited Friday’s game and will not return.

    Johnson finished 0-for-1 from the field with one rebound in eight minutes so clearly he wasn’t feeling right. Look for Justise Winslow to take advantage with Kelly Olynyk getting some more run off the bench.

    Source: Heat on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk - F - Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk scored four points on 2-of-5 shooting with three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 17 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

    Olynyk and Bam Adebayo (two points, three boards, 17 minutes) both got squashed by the 31 minutes for Hassan Whiteside (16 points, 12 boards, three blocks) in this one. As long as the Heat are overstocked with players, Olynyk's production will bounce above and below the cut line all season. Adebayo is a cut below for lack of stat set and proven longer-term production.