Hey Hoop Ballers! Welcome back to another edition of Deep League Digging – my weekly column scouring the darkest reaches of the fantasy NBA landscape in search of diamonds in the rough for deep league…
April 10, 2019, 10:41 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono played 30 minutes in Wednesday's season finale loss to the Sixers handing out six dimes and scoring 14 points.
Arcidiacono had a very under-the-radar season and took a significant leap forward. Granted he's nothing special, but from what he was as a player last year to this year is a major improvement. He finished the season hovering around top-200 value in 8 and 9-cat formats and was usable in standard leagues at times throughout the season.
April 9, 2019, 10:42 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono tallied 14 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a three in a nice well-rounded game as the starting PG against the Knicks on Tuesday.
Arcidiacono played 32 minutes tonight and as Walter Lemon Jr. took a backseat. Arcidiacono will look to finish the season out strong in Wednesday's finale against the Sixers.
March 29, 2019, 3:39 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn (sore back) and Otto Porter (rotator cuff strain) will not play on Saturday vs. the Raptors.
That means you can fire up Shaq Harrison. Ryan Arcidiacono is a lower-upside option as well.
Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter
March 26, 2019, 10:18 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono started at point guard with Kris Dunn (back) out and delivered 13 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on Tuesday night.
Arcidiacono had a solid, low-end game for a point guard, though streamers were likely hoping for more assists. This feels fine to project going forward until Dunn returns — if he returns, that is.
March 16, 2019, 1:28 amRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono did not return to Friday's game after suffering a hit early in the first half, finishing the night with one point, one rebound and two assists.
Arcidiacono is a drop now that Zach LaVine is back. He's a tough hold even in deep leagues considering that you're likely wanting warm bodies in your fantasy playoffs.
March 15, 2019, 11:59 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono took a hit in Friday's game vs. the Clippers and is questionable to return.
Arcidiacono's value was in for a slide with Zach LaVine back in this game. He's a drop at this point.
Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter
March 12, 2019, 11:16 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono started and played 32 minutes, going for 14 points on 5-of-8 from the field, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and two threes in Tuesday night's loss.
Arcidiacono could be worth an add if the Zach LaVine shutdown rumblings come to fruition as Archie is capable of these usable point guard numbers.
March 10, 2019, 2:41 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono started with Zach LaVine (right knee) out on Sunday and put up 10 points on 5-of-7 from the field in 26 minutes.
Arcidiacono is usually only worth using in fantasy for assists, but today he had a hollow line with just two rebounds and three dimes. He'll go back to being a deep-league specialist when LaVine returns.
February 25, 2019, 6:41 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono will start in place of Kris Dunn in Monday's game against the Bucks.
Dunn is dealing with a "severe" migraine, so he could be out for an extended period of time. Arcidiacono dished out a career-high 11 dimes in a spot start two weeks ago, and will have a great opportunity as long as Dunn is out. He's got deep-league value if he's going to get 30-plus minutes, and is an option in standard leagues if you need assists.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
February 13, 2019, 11:50 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono established a new career-high with 11 assists in Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies.
Arcidiacono delivered in a spot start for Kris Dunn (back contusion) and met expectations for anyone that decided to roll the dice tonight. He only added two points, six rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes but fantasy players got the dimes they were looking for. He'll continue to start if Dunn can't return next week.
February 2, 2019, 9:04 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono went back into the locker room after taking a blow to his nose in Saturday's game against the Hornets.
Before the injury, Arcidiacono posted a line of two points, one rebound and six assists. Bobby Portis accidentally hit his teammate in the nose while in the midst of a career game. What a strange season it has been for the Bulls.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
January 30, 2019, 10:32 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono started for Zach LaVine (ankle, knee) on Wednesday night and was able to post nine points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes of action.
Arcidiacono played fairly well tonight and chipped in enough across the board to satisfy any fantasy owners who decided to roll the dice on a stream. Shaq Harrison added four points and five boards in 24 minutes, and we'd envision that type of workload split continuing for as long as LaVine is out.
January 30, 2019, 7:13 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono will start in place of Zach LaVine (ankle, knee) on Wednesday night.
Arcidiacono will give the Bulls a two-PG look in the starting five, with Shaq Harrison and Antonio Blakeney picking up more run off the bench. If you're looking for a DFS punt, there are your candidates.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter