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February 14, 2019, 1:21 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre dropped a team-high 28 points in Wednesday's loss, going 10-of-16 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line.
Oubre had a fairly hollow line with five rebounds and two assists but fantasy owners will take the scoring on a night where nothing else went right for Phoenix. He's locked into must-start value.
February 9, 2019, 12:18 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. was superb off the Suns' bench in Friday's 107-117 loss to the Warriors, exploding for 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting with 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Oubre has been a force on the defensive end with 2.2 steals per game over his last five. Josh Jackson also played well in another start with 19 points (8-of-19 shooting), eight rebounds, five dimes, one 3-pointer and one steal.
February 4, 2019, 11:29 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block on Monday.
Oubre was on fire tonight and helped the Suns climb back and make this game competitive in the fourth quarter. He's a standard-league player after the trade from the Wizards and has earned himself a regular role in the Suns' messy rotation.
February 3, 2019, 12:09 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre took fantasy owners on the full Kelly Oubre experience on Saturday night, going 5-of-16 from the field for 11 points but also picking up six rebounds, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 30 minutes.
His offensive game needs a lot of refinement but the minutes are going to be there the rest of the way, so Oubre simply has to be owned in 12-team leagues as long as you're not trying to maintain field goal percentage.
January 28, 2019, 12:15 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre dropped 17 points in Sunday's loss to the Lakers, adding five rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes off the bench.
Oubre only went 4-for-14 from the field, which isn't a major shock, but was at least able to fill up the box score nicely. He's a must-own player in all formats, though his inefficiency will sting on occasion. It's still better than what Josh Jackson will provide — JJ went 4-of-15 tonight for 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. He played 34 minutes and will get similar volume for the next few weeks with T.J. Warren out, though he's probably hands off unless you're not worried about your percentages.
January 24, 2019, 11:21 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 18 points on 6-of-18 shooting with a 3-pointer, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks on Thursday.
Oubre has forced himself into standard league value and with the Suns dealing with injuries to key rotation players he bcomes a must-own. The shooting won't always be pretty, but the volume of production can't be left on the wire.
January 23, 2019, 12:11 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, one steal and three blocks in 26 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Wolves.
Oubre has a month of solid early-late round production under his belt and is a must-own player in standard leagues.
January 20, 2019, 11:44 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. put up 18 points with eight rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes in a loss to the Wolves on Sunday.
He has been a top-50 option over the past two weeks and is definitely the main man off the bench for the Suns. He added four 3-pointers and shot 7-of-12 from the field. Josh Jackson, who is barely inside the top-300 on the season, scored 15 points with five rebounds.
January 19, 2019, 8:47 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 24 points off the bench in Saturday's blowout loss to the Hornets, hitting 9-of-15 shots (4-of-8 3PTs) with three rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes.
Oubre has been a top-150 player in the past week and games like this are what make managers salivate over his fantasy potential. Ever since Jan. 6, Oubre has been tallying minutes in the 20-30 range and taking advantage of the opportunity given to him by Coach Igor Kokoškov.
January 17, 2019, 10:22 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre went 11-of-13 at the line to make up for his 3-for-15 mark from the field on Thursday, ending up with 18 points, nine rebounds, a 3-pointer and a steal in 30 minutes on Thursday night.
Oubre is an extremely flaky shooter and tonight was one of the bad ones. He's still a must-own guy in standard formats but fantasy players should count themselves a little lucky that he escaped tonight with a quality scoring night to say the least. Oubre set a new career-high in free throws made and attempted tonight.
January 15, 2019, 9:43 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre scored 16 points off the bench in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Pacers, hitting 7-of-13 shots (1-of-6 3PTs) with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.
Oubre has been playing at a late-round level for a few weeks now and he should be able to outlast other players, rather than the other way around. He's a must-own player in standard formats.
January 13, 2019, 12:03 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre tied his career-high with 26 points, rounding out an excellent performance in Saturday's 102-93 win over the Nuggets with 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.
Oubre hit 9-of-17 shots in his 30 minutes tonight and looks like a player to add in 12-team leagues. He won't hit these heights when the Suns are at full strength and will have some up-and-down stretches, but he's pretty much must-own right now — especially after this one. He's going to have every opportunity to put up numbers and his stat set tends to pop in big volume.
January 9, 2019, 11:46 pmKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. put up 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting with three defensive stats in 33 minutes in a loss to the Mavs on Wednesday.
He has been on fire as of late, but is only top-150 since joining the Suns. He is playing better with Devin Booker out, but he has late-round upside and is becoming a must-own in deep-leagues. He outplayed starter Mikal Bridges who only had six points with two blocks in 23 minutes.
January 9, 2019, 4:35 amKelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre scored 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting (3-of-6 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with five rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's win over the Kings.
This was the idealized version of Oubre that everybody hopes for on a nightly basis. He has hung around the bottom of the top-150 since arriving in Phoenix, and with a line like this he's showing that there is some mid-round upside. We're calling him a must-own player in 12-team leagues.