January 20, 2020, 8:41 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo triple-doubled in Monday's 111-98 win over the Bulls with 28 points (12-for-20 FGs), 14 rebounds, 10 assists, a steal, a block and a three, but he struggled from the free throw line again, hitting just 3-of-9.
Giannis may be on pace for his second MVP award, but unless he's on a punt-free throw team, he's certainly not the fantasy MVP to those that roster him. The free throw percentage is almost impossible to overcome, as it's about twice as harmful to fantasy teams as the next-worst free throw shooter (after accounting for volume). It's worth seeing what you could get for him based on name recognition in case some of your competition isn't aware of just how bad he's gotten in this category.
January 20, 2020, 8:31 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe was quiet again on Monday as the Bucks beat the Bulls, going for seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, four rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.
Bledsoe is having a bit of a cool stretch, scoring 11 points or less in four straight games with just one total steal, no blocks, and nothing else that stands out as very helpful. Bledsoe's minutes are down this season, partially as a result of so many blowouts, but with that being the case, he'll struggle to get close to the top-50 again.
January 20, 2020, 8:25 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton was extremely efficient in Monday's home win over the Bulls, hitting 10-of-13 field goals and his only free throw on his way to 24 points, six boards, six dimes and three triples in 31 minutes.
Middleton has made more than half of his shot for six games in a row now. He's on a roll and playing some of the best ball of his career. He's a very safe guy in that 25 to 50 range that you can count on every night.
January 20, 2020, 2:19 pmRobin LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Robin Lopez will miss Monday's contest against the Bulls as he continues to recover from an illness.
Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson should continue to see added minutes for however long Lopez remains out.
Source: NBA injury Report
January 19, 2020, 9:05 pmRobin LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Robin Lopez is doubtful to play against the Bulls on Monday as he recovers from an illness.
The minutes will shift towards Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson in all likelihood, but Lopez is just an end of the bench option for the Bucks. You do not need to go running to stream Ilyasova or Wilson on Monday, especially with nearly every NBA squad suiting up.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 18, 2020, 10:08 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points in Saturday's 117-97 win over the Nets, chipping in 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal and eight turnovers.
Antetokounmpo shot the ball efficiently in this one with 12-of-20 shooting and was not needed much in the fourth quarter as the Bucks pulled away handily. The eight turnovers were a real letdown in what was a modest defensive night for the Greek Freak.
January 18, 2020, 9:57 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton scored 20 points, on 7-of-12 shooting, in Saturday's win against the Nets, chipping in four rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Middleton has definitely returned back to form as he averaging just over 20 points per game on 50 percent shooting. He contributes a little something across the board in all categories except blocks and is providing third-round value.
January 18, 2020, 9:52 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez scored 12 points in Saturday's win against the Nets, chipping in seven rebounds, four assists and five blocks.
Lopez has averaged nearly three blocks a game for the Bucks in the month of January. He does not shoot particularly well or rebound at a high clip, but the blocks propel him to top-50 value and make him a valuable commodity for any fantasy team.
January 18, 2020, 9:39 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo had a full stat line off the bench in Saturday's win against the Nets, logging 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.
DiVincenzo continues to be a solid play at the end of most fantasy rosters as he is able to contribute nicely across almost all statistical categories. He has scored in double digits in five of January's eight games while averaging 24 minutes per game.
January 18, 2020, 4:47 pmRobin LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Robin Lopez (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Nets.
We should see a more Ersan Ilyasova backing up the five with Lopez sidelined, with D.J. Wilson getting a few extra minutes.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 1:41 pmRobin LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Robin Lopez (illness) is listed as questionable to play on Saturday versus the Nets.
Lopez has been off the fantasy map this year while playing only 14.3 minutes per game. If he does sit out, expect Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson to split his minutes.
January 16, 2020, 11:23 pmEric BledsoePG, Milwaukee Bucks
Eric Bledsoe struggled on Thursday night in 20 minutes of action, scoring nine points on nine shots to go with four assists, but the Bucks held on to beat the Celtics 128-123.
Bledsoe had a forgettable outing in this game and he hasn't quite returned to his top-50 form that we've seen over the last few seasons. This is probably what we should expect from Bledsoe going forward, especially with how reliable George Hill has been so far. Hill outplayed Bledsoe in this game, scoring 13 points and hitting three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
January 16, 2020, 11:20 pmDonte DiVincenzoSG, Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo (right finger sprain) scored 19 points and hit four triples in 28 minutes off the bench.
DiVincenzo has been worlds better than Wes Matthews and that continued even through a minor injury. Matthews was scoreless in 29 minutes. DiVincenzo is on the cusp of being a top-100 player and unless the Bucks make a move to bring in a wing upgrade, he should continue to play the important minutes for this Bucks team as they find out that Wes Matthews just isn't really the answer.
January 16, 2020, 11:18 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez scored 16 points and blocked four shots in Thursday's win against the Celtics.
It's always a treat when Lopez has as many 3-pointers as rebounds as he had three of each on this chilly evening in Milwaukee. The blocked shots are the main focus for Lopez and that should drive Lopez to another top-50 season.
January 16, 2020, 11:16 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton scored 23 points on Thursday to go along with six rebounds, four assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.
Middleton is absolutely rock-solid across the board as he sits at the bottom of the third round in 9-cat value on a per-game basis. He produces every night and should continue to be a reliable wing producer.