Nerlens Noel

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  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel played his typical 15 minutes but finished with three blocks and two steals to go with two boards and two points.

    Noel's upside is limited as strictly a backup to starter Steven Adams and has been a standard 9-cat roto asset all season with his ability to deliver stats in limited minutes. He's been even better the last two weeks and can be deployed in roto or as a stream for his defense.

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  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel to get extra run on Monday against the Pistons and delivered two steals, two blocks, eight boards and 12 points in the runaway win.

    Noel doesn't need much time to produce as he's a specialist in steals and blocks. Noel needs more blowouts to put up numbers like these as Steven Adams is a lock for solid minutes otherwise.

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel was busy in his 16 minutes vs. the very bad Hawks and got 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting, seven boards, three steals and two blocks in Friday’s home win.

    Noel’s great game was due more to the horrible team defense the Hawks were offering than anything special on his end. He has low-key top-100 roto value in 9-cat with 1.3 blocks, 1.0 steals and just 0.5 turnovers but his lack of upside behind Steven Adams probably makes him a better fit for deeper leagues.

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (calf contusion) will be available to play on Wednesday night.

    Noel will be part of the effort to slow Tristan Thompson on the glass but is unlikely to play a ton. His per-minute defensive production means you can make an excuse to play him on any given night but his value is limited more towards the 14-team range or hyper-competitive shallower leagues.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (left calf contusion) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Cavs.

    The Thunder should be able to handle Cleveland without their backup center, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Noel get the night off. He's an interesting DFS punt if active, however, though you'll need to assume lots of garbage time for him to go crazy.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel managed just two points and three rebounds in 11 minutes off the bench in Friday's win over the Hornets.

    Noel has largely avoided duds like this and frankly it's amazing there haven't been a few more with how few minutes he plays. It dropped him to a top 130-160 value (9/8 cat) on the year in 13.7 mpg. He'll need to bounce back to make 12-14 team owners banking that value while holding an upside chip feel good about doing so.

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel logged 15 minutes in his return to action on Wednesday, scoring four points on 2-of-3 shooting with three rebounds and two blocks.

    Noel missed a game due to illness and he had his goggles cracked, resulting in five stitches and a brief absence tonight. He's producing top 110-140 value (9/8 cat) in just 13.9 mpg and not only does that play, but it makes him a must-own player in 12-team standard formats. In 9-cat leagues, he's must-own regardless.

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel went to the locker room with a towel over his face after getting his goggles smashed under the basket on Wednesday, but returned to action after getting five stitches.

    Sounds like Noel dodged a bullet on the injury front. We'll update his progress after the game.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Noel will play minutes in the low teens and has been bringing back value in the top-150 range.

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Updating a previous report, Nerlens Noel is officially questionable for Wednesday's game and was able to participate in shootaround.

    Noel is set to be re-evaluated later tonight. If he ends up having to sit this one out, we'll be seeing a lot of Steven Adams. Check back closer to tip-off for another update.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (illness) will sit out on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    This will be Noel's second straight game missed with the illness. The backup big man has played well this season and is a deeper league add for his blocks. If anything were to ever happen to Steven Adams then he would be an immediate add in all leagues.

    Source: Oklahoma City Thunder Digest

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel (illness) is questionable to play on Wednesday night.

    Hopefully Noel didn't catch whatever Alex Abrines has, as it's kept the Spaniard out of two straight games and potentially a third tomorrow. The Thunder would be down to Patrick Patterson as their frontcourt reserve if Jerami Grant (ankle) also can't go.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    After sitting out Monday's game because of an illness, Nerlens Noel is still feeling under the weather on Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday.

    OKC is really shorthanded right now, missing two players with an illness, one for personal reasons and Jerami Grant sustaining an ankle injury last night. Noel has been a back-end value in 12-team formats thanks to his strong per-minute production, and if he misses more time we'll probably see the Thunder lean heavily on Steven Adams while giving Patrick Patterson more work in smaller lineups.

    Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel - F/C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Nerlens Noel continued to deliver back-end standard league production on Wednesday, hitting the Knicks for four points, five boards, two assists, a steal and a pair of blocks in 14 minutes.

    Noel doesn't need a lot of playing time to deliver those sweet defensive numbers, and that alone makes him a really nice player to tuck away on your bench in 12-team leagues. The rest of the OKC bench was pretty useless, as you might expect. Hamidou Diallo led the way with 11 points and a pair of steals while Deonte Burton put up seven points, four boards, two steals, a block and a three in 12 minutes of garbage time.