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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
January 18, 2019, 3:33 pmShaquille Harrison - G - Chicago Bulls
Shaquille Harrison, who is dealing with the flu, did not practice on Friday.
The Bulls’ next game is on Saturday so we should get an update before tip-off. If Harrison isn’t able to play look for Ryan Arcidiacono to get most of the backup point guard minutes.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 1:19 amRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono scored 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting with two rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block, one three and 5-of-5 hits from the foul line in 19 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Lakers.
Arcidiacono and Shaq Harrison (10 points, three rebounds, triple-one) were both productive off the bench but neither of them have any 12-14 team value.
December 23, 2018, 10:11 pmRyan Arcidiacono - G - Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono started for the injured Zach LaVine and scored 12 points with four rebounds and eight assists on 5-of-8 shooting in a win over the Cavs on Sunday.
He has been a late-round guy this season and has started a number of games due to the injuries to Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine. He is worth owning in deep leagues, but is a good stream in DFS and most formats until LaVine returns to action.
December 21, 2018, 6:24 pmJabari Parker - F - Chicago Bulls
Jabari Parker (illness) and Cam Payne (calf) will not play on Friday vs. the Magic.
That means tons of Lauri Markkanen at the four and a little more Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaq Harrison at the one. Both Arcidiacono and Harrison are low-end DFS plug-and-plays with Harrison having a little more upside for his ability to rack up steals.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
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