December 13, 2018, 2:18 amNemanja Bjelica - F - Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica scored 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks over 29 minutes in the Kings' 141-130 win over the Wolves on Wednesday.
The score pumped up the entire box score but Bjelica is still sitting on top 75-100 value (9/8 cat) on the season and that's a guy that probably shouldn't have been dropped in too many leagues. He was, though, so hopefully you got in on the post-hype production.
December 13, 2018, 2:17 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (4-of-9 FTs) with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in Wednesday's win over the Wolves.
Cauley-Stein was intentionally fouled late in the fourth quarter after airballing a free throw and this isn't just a one-game thing. He has hit just 47.8 percent from the line this season and it's keeping him stuck in the late rounds for fantasy value. This probably gets on scouting reports and he'll have to prove he can make it or he's going to get an even bigger weight on his value, as well as less minutes.
December 13, 2018, 2:09 amMarvin Bagley III - F - Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley scored 17 points on 4-of-5 shooting (9-of-10 FTs) with 10 rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Wolves.
Bagley did not have a steal or block and he's not likely to hit that well from the free throw line. He struggled on defense, as well, but he's going to be getting anywhere from 22-30 mpg on most nights. He's well outside the top-150 in 24 mpg so far this season.
December 13, 2018, 2:08 amYogi Ferrell - G - Sacramento Kings
Yogi Ferrell scored 17 points off the bench in Wednesday's win over the Wolves, hitting 5-of-6 shots (including four threes) with two rebounds, six assists and one steal in 16 minutes.
Ferrell looked great in this one and he adds a component to the fast break that the Kings really do need. He's not in the clear when it comes to Frank Mason, even if Dave Joerger said after the game that Ferrell is going to get a 10-game stretch in this role. If you're in a deep league where 14-18 mpg with the right guy can play, give him a look for the aforementioned stretch.
December 13, 2018, 2:05 amBogdan Bogdanovic - G - Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 20 points off the bench in Wednesday's win over the Wolves, hitting 9-of-15 shots (including two threes) with five rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes.
Bogdanovic is bringing late-mid round value back when on the floor this season and he can climb up and over the top-75 hump with just a few more upticks. Aside from some lower-grade injury risk, he's going to be as consistent as it gets.
December 10, 2018, 10:22 pmWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein set a new season-high on Monday with 16 rebounds, also adding 11 points, three assists and three steals in a win over the Bulls.
Cauley-Stein continued to be a zero in the blocks category but at least he converted on his only free throw tonight. His upside is going to have a hard cap until he focuses more on rim protection but he's a solid third or fourth center for most fantasy builds.
December 10, 2018, 10:20 pmIman Shumpert - G - Sacramento Kings
Iman Shumpert had another quality outing on Monday, scoring 14 points to go with five rebounds, four steals and four 3-pointers.
In one of the low-key surprises of the year, Shumpert continues to return late-round value for owners in 9-cat formats. More importantly, the return of Bogdan Bogdanovic has done more to hurt Nemanja Bjelica (6 & 6 in 21 minutes) than Shump (31 minutes). Feel free to keep using him as you normally would.
December 10, 2018, 10:16 pmBogdan Bogdanovic - G - Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic tallied 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Bulls on Monday.
Bogdanovic was also a respectable 6-of-13 from the field and didn't commit a turnover in his 30 minutes. The Kings are really slow-playing his return to the starting lineup — enough to make us think that he might not get that job back — but Bogdanovic's minutes are secure no matter where he begins the game. A top-100 season is well within reach.
December 10, 2018, 10:14 pmMarvin Bagley III - F - Sacramento Kings
Marvin Bagley III filled up on empty calories with 16 points, two rebounds, a 3-pointer and no other stats in Monday's win over the Bulls.
This is our major sticking point with Bagley as a fantasy asset, though his floor seems relatively secure considering the type of minutes he's been getting (27 minutes tonight). We're not opposed to trying to sell Bagley on name value, but he's going to offer some utility as a bench option and occasional plug-in for standard-leaguers.
December 8, 2018, 9:52 pmBogdan Bogdanovic - G - Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic struggled with his shot in Saturday's 97-107 loss to the Pacers, connecting on just 4-of-11 shots from the field to finish with 11 points, three rebounds, six assists, one triple, one block and three steals.
Bogdanovic is having trouble with his shot in recent games, going for a combined 11-of-29 from the field in his last two games (including this one). He's a career .445 percent shooter from the field, so it's time to float a buy-low offer to managers who are frustrated with his recent shooting woes.
December 8, 2018, 9:47 pmWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein played well in 31 minutes on Saturday, producing 14 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.
He's averaging just 0.4 blocks per game on the season, so those two swats are a welcome sight for his owners. His lack of blocks and dismal .462 free throw shooting percentage have been a drag on his value so far this season.
December 8, 2018, 9:44 pmBuddy Hield - G - Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield scored a team-high 20 points on 8-of-20 shooting with four rebounds and four 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Pacers.
This is the third straight game where Hield has scored 20 or more points, making him one of the better sources of efficient points and threes from the Kings. He's a solid lock to finish with mid-round value, so feel confident in riding his production all the way to the fantasy playoffs.