Mikal Bridges

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  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges scored a career-high 26 points in Saturday's win against the Celtics, as he also chipped in three rebounds, two steals, two blocks, six 3-pointers and zero turnovers.

    A career night for Bridges was needed as the Suns came into Boston looking for the win. With teammate Kelly Oubre Jr. out for a couple more games with a concussion, Bridges should not be on waiver wires anywhere. He will contribute across the board for fantasy owners, especially on the defensive front, while providing efficient shooting percentages.

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. will remain in concussion protocol on Saturday versus the Celtics.

    That will be Oubre's second game missed as he recovers from the incident. He was on fire before the concussion, and consider this a small window to attempt a buy-low offer to Oubre's owner if they need immediate production. Cam Johnson (quad bruise) is questionable for Saturday as well, leaving plenty of minutes for Mikal Bridges potentially, although Bridges is never one to seize an opportunity and take advantage of extra minutes.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges didn't make a big impact on Thursday as he started over Kelly Oubre Jr., finishing with just seven points, five rebounds, four assists and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Bridges didn't rack up any defensive counters and turned the ball over four times, which really hurt his overall line, despite 35 minutes of action. Bridges should have late-round value as long as the steals pace keeps up.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges is expected to start in place of Kelly Oubre (concussion) on Thursday.

    Bridges makes sense as a pickup in all formats while Oubre is out, as he's already been a middle-round guy over the last few weeks and should at least provide elite steals production. Remember that Bridges, who is averaging 22.7 mpg this season, was able to provide borderline top-50 value at times last year while getting 29.5 mpg.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre Jr. is currently in the concussion protocol and will miss Thursday's game against the Knicks.

    Oubre finally cooled off on Tuesday night as he finished the game with 11 points on 4-of-16 from the field while he fouled out. He has been providing value for anyone who was able to draft him in the middle to late rounds. Expect more minutes from Mikal Bridges and rookie Cameron Johnson with Oubre out.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges had a big impact on Tuesday's game, coming off the bench and shooting 6-of-8 to deliver 15 points, three rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block.

    More importantly, Bridges played 33 minutes. He's sitting with late-round value over the last couple of weeks and with the way things are going, both on the court and in the standings, Bridges could be tracking to retake his starting gig from Dario Saric. He should be picked up in most formats for his upside and is a fabulous steals specialist with 1.4 thefts in 22.5 mpg on the year. If he can get back to last season's 29.5 mpg there's easy middle-round potential.

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Saric played just 14 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers and put up a forgettable performance with four points, one rebound and one assist.

    Saric is losing time to Mikal Bridges, who saw 25 minutes off the bench and produced four points on 2-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist and one block. Bridges is worth keeping in 14-teamers, while Saric just fell off the edge of the Drop Zone.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 25 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win over the Kings.

    Bridges has been a late-round value for about a month and there are a few ways this won't work, particularly when Deandre Ayton returns to clog things up, but Bridges is a good young player with a decent fantasy stat set and especially in 9-cat leagues he's worth keeping tabs on.

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with one rebound, one assist, three steals and two triples on Monday.

    When Bridges hits triples, the lines look much better and tonight was one of those nights. He logged 28 minutes, but we'll have to see him do this a couple more times before suggesting an add.

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo played 15 minutes off the bench on Friday adding 11 points (5-for-7 shooting), three steals, two blocks, a triple and a rebound as the Suns fell to the Thunder.

    Okobo was the only Suns player to score in double digits off the bench. Mikal Bridges played 17 minutes and added two points, two rebounds and a block. Cameron Johnson also played 17 minutes and had four points, three rebounds, a three and a steal.

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker is questionable to face the Thunder on Friday as he recovers from a bruised forearm.

    Booker has had his best season to date, posting per-game value inside the third round. However, he is in jeopardy of missing his fourth consecutive contest on Friday. If he does miss the game, Mikal Bridges will continue to start. Despite underwhelming those who have streamed Bridges since Booker went down, he has still posted 84/74 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Suns General Manager, James Jones, is hopeful that Devin Booker (right forearm contusion) returns to action on Friday against the Thunder.

    Booker has missed the last three games due to his current ailment but could return as early as Friday. Consider him questionable for that contest until we hear more news out of Phoenix. Mikal Bridges' fantasy ceiling has not increased even with the starting role but he remains the most likely candidate to benefit for as long as Booker is sidelined.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Mikal Bridges
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Mikal Bridges made another start in place of Devin Booker on Tuesday but didn't do much with it, scoring five points with two rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Bridges has been a disappointment for the most part, but he is posting top-120 numbers over the last couple of weeks thanks to strong steals, decent blocks and a hot streak of shooting. He still has immense upside but unless the Suns trade some guys away, Bridges can only be viewed as a late-round guy.

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (hip soreness) will miss Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Johnson is one of three guards missing tonight. It's a good thing the Suns have far too many guards as it is. Look for Mikal Bridges to take up some slack in addition to some combination of Elie Okobo, Jevon Carter and Ty Jerome.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Devin Booker
    SG, Phoenix Suns

    Devin Booker (forearm contusion) is being listed as doubtful to play against the Clippers on Tuesday

    Booker is looking at missing his third straight game because of the forearm issue. Mikal Bridges should get another start as the starting SG, where he has averaged 6.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, two steals and 0.5 blocks over the past two games.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter