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January 20, 2019, 1:25 amMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley started again and scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds and one assist over 31 minutes in Saturday's win over the Cavs.
Beasley has done well to cling to his fantasy value but minutes are going to get tight in the next game and owners can definitely get ahead of this with a drop.
January 18, 2019, 5:13 pmWill Barton - G - Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (personal) is expected to play on Saturday vs. the Cavs.
With Barton and Gary Harris back, it’ll be hard for all of Denver’s auxiliary pieces to maintain value, though Malik Beasley has the best chance so owners should sit tight for the next few games to see how it all shakes out.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 12:00 amMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley scored 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting (including six threes) with just one rebound in the rest of his stat line in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.
Beasley started and logged 33 minutes, as he continues to get heavy run whenever a core wing is out. Gary Harris (hamstring) is day-to-day so he could easily fade fast here, but keep him in mind any time minutes open up.
January 13, 2019, 11:30 pmMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley hit three triples to finish with 13 points, three assists, two steals and a board on Sunday against the Blazers.
Beasley has been starting with Gary Harris out again and will likely be productive for the next two weeks. He clocked in as a top-100 value in that span and will be a solid streamer until he's out of the starting five.
January 12, 2019, 11:43 pmMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley scored 21 points in Saturday's loss to the Suns, logging a team-high 40 minutes and knocking in five 3-pointers.
Beasley started in place of Gary Harris and showed out, leading the team in scoring until Nikola Jokic (23 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, a block and a triple) hit a layup late in the fourth. The third-year guard has been part of Denver's terrific bench unit this year and will continue to fill in gaps as Will Barton and Harris work their ways back to full strength. Beasley did slip and appear to roll his ankle late in the game but did end up staying in. Hopefully it doesn't swell up overnight with the Nuggets playing again tomorrow.
January 11, 2019, 3:46 pmGary Harris - G - Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris (left hamstring tightness) is questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Suns.
Harris has missed 15 games this season already with various ailments which has only added to his reputation as an injury prone player. All the missed games has disrupted his flow and given disappointing returns of top-90 in 9-cat. Hopefully, he’ll be able to get his game on track. Malik Beasley is worth a look if Harris can’t go as he’s been the main beneficiary, while Monte Morris should also get a few more minutes of run.
Source: Christian Clark on Twitter
January 10, 2019, 11:28 pmMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley started again on Thursday and scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with three 3-pointers, a rebound, five assists, two steals and a block.
Beasley was part of a unit that ran the Clippers off the floor on Thursday and has put up some big scoring games before in place of Gary Harris (hamstring). The Nuggets have a potent offense which means there's plenty of room for their guards to rack up points, but when Gary Harris returns you can expect a big dip in scoring from Beasley.
January 9, 2019, 2:49 amMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley started for Gary Harris (hamstring) in Tuesday's win over the Heat, scoring nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with one three, one board and two assists over 36 minutes.
Beasley had a nice scoring run over the last two weeks but he didn't keep it going and Harris' injury doesn't appear to be serious. He's not worth owning in most fantasy leagues.
January 8, 2019, 7:17 pmMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley will start at shooting guard on Tuesday with Gary Harris (left hamstring tightness) sidelined.
Beasley put up 14 points in 26 minutes last night and has been a key contributor for the Nuggets this season. He's worth adding in deep-leagues for some short-term punch, though there's no telling just how long (or short) Harris' absence will be.
Source: Harrrison Wind on Twitter
January 2, 2019, 12:09 amMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley scored 23 points off the bench in Tuesday's win over the Knicks, hitting 8-of-15 shots (including five threes) with six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 30 minutes.
Beasley has been great lately and it's too bad that minutes are going to get really tight just in time for the Nuggets' upcoming five-game week. You might slowplay this to see if something breaks his way between now and next Monday, but he's probably going to trend down at the wrong time.
December 30, 2018, 12:08 amMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley (sprained left ankle) played in Saturday's win over the Suns, scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting (including a career-high five treys) with one rebound, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes off the bench.
Beasley will bow out now that the Nuggets are getting healthy, but he did a lot to establish his Dynasty league cred over the past few weeks, returning top-60 value because of nights just like this. If you want to see if he can hang on for another game, it's up to you.
December 29, 2018, 8:10 pmMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley, who suffered a sprained ankle on Friday, will be active against the Suns on Saturday.
Beasley has been a solid top-60 play over the last couple of weeks thanks to his efficient delivery of points and threes. He's still a must-own in deeper leagues as he holds the fort for injured teammates Gary Harris and Will Barton.
Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter
December 29, 2018, 3:21 pmMalik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets
Malik Beasley (sprained left ankle) is questionable to face the Suns on Saturday.
Beasley has been putting up top-60 value over the last two week but sprained his ankle in the fourth quarter on Friday and may miss this game. That would open some more minutes for Torrey Craig and Monte Morris. Morris has been a top-40 value over the the last two weeks in his own right.
Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter
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