March 9, 2020, 12:01 amNemanja BjelicaPF, Sacramento Kings
Nemanja Bjelica put up 14 points with 10 boards in 30 minutes of action in a loss to the Raptors on Sunday.
Bjelica shot 6-of-12 from the field and added two assists and one block to the box score. The 30 minutes is encouraging for fantasy owners who were worried about how the return of Richaun Holmes would impact Bjelica. He could be worth holding onto in standard leagues for his rebounding and shooting if the minutes stay in the upper 20s.
March 8, 2020, 11:56 pmDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox tallied 28 points on 8-of-16 shooting in a 118-113 loss to the Raptors on Sunday.
Fox shot 10-of-10 from the stripe and added four rebounds, four assists and two triples in 31 minutes of action. It seems as though every night he is the best player on the floor for the Kings. He is a consistent top-100 player with points, assists and steals being his main contributions.
March 8, 2020, 11:52 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) put up six points in 19 minutes of action on Sunday night in his second game back from a 25-game absence.
Holmes shot 3-of-4 from the field and added three rebounds, two assists and two blocks to the stat sheet. He was able to play in the second game of a back-to-back set, so it is an encouraging sign for fantasy owners. As his minutes ramp up, Harry Giles will probably take the biggest hit. Giles had just two points and three boards in 14 minutes on Sunday. Giles can be returned to the waiver wire in most formats, while Holmes should be owned everywhere.
March 8, 2020, 9:13 pmJabari ParkerPF, Sacramento Kings
Jabari Parker will sit out on Sunday vs. the Raptors due to a stomach illness.
Parker has played one game since January 2 and it is difficult to imagine him getting anywhere close to the mid-round value he posted at the start of the season with the Hawks. At this point, he is an option if you have nobody better for your IL spot, but the Kings have plenty of options to choose from and it is difficult to figure out how useful Parker will be as a fantasy prospect when he's healthy. If he returns with a heavy load he could be a streamer in standard leagues.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 7:44 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) will play on Sunday, the day after he returned from a 25-game absence.
Holmes logged 19 minutes last night and put up 10 points, eight boards and a block, so feel free to get him into all lineups tonight. He's an elite per-minute producer and has the potential to swing the playoff race — both in the Western Conference and fantasy leagues — assuming he gets up to speed quickly. That he's already playing in a back-to-back bodes extremely well.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 1:05 amDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox double-doubled with 14 points, 11 assists and two steals in 28 minutes on Saturday.
Fox shot a perfect 8-of-8 from the line and has shot 27-of-30 from the line in the past four games. That's a pleasant surprise for Fox owners, but that number will trend down for the 69 percent free throw shooter on the season. He's a top-70 player in 8-cat leagues on the season and his free throw percentage and low number of threes hold back his upside. He offers strong contributions in points, assists and steals while shooting .475 from the field on the season despite the holes in his fantasy game.
March 8, 2020, 12:54 amBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Bogdan Bogdanovic caught fire on Saturday, shooting 10-of-15 from the field and 7-of-11 from deep on his way to scoring 27 points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block in a 123-111 win vs. the Blazers.
Bogdanovic caught fire and led the Kings to an important win in the playoff race. He's been a top-70 player over the past month, averaging 14.5 points, 2.6 threes and 1.4 steals per game. Those are his best categories and he can occasionally add some rebounds and assists. He will cool off and owners should expect top-125 value moving forward despite his recent hot streak.
March 8, 2020, 12:47 amRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) scored 10 points (3-of-8 from the floor) with eight rebounds and one block in 19 minutes off the bench on Saturday.
It was great to see Holmes back in action after an extended absence. He will be eased back into the rotation, but he is a top-35 player per game on the season and could be a difference maker in the fantasy playoffs if he can get up to speed. Grab him off the waiver wire if he is available and hold on tight if you have him. The return of Holmes will impact Nemanja Bjelica (10 points in 20 minutes) and Harry Giles III (six points in 18 minutes) who could both be in the drop zone in standard leagues if they have a few bad games in a row.
March 8, 2020, 12:43 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield shot 8-of-14 from the field and 6-of-9 from deep on his way to scoring 22 points with two steals in 26 minutes off the bench.
Hield hasn't played 30 minutes in a game since February 12, and that's a disappointing trend that looks to continue. Hield is still a top-50 player over the past month and should continue to post top-60 value with his upside capped by his role in Sacramento.
March 7, 2020, 8:45 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes (right shoulder strain) will play on Saturday vs. the Blazers.
Finally. Holmes will be on a minute limit and should be watched closely. The Kings won't take any chances, so expect him to be eased back slowly.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
March 6, 2020, 8:43 pmRichaun HolmesPF, Sacramento Kings
Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) has been listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Blazers, which would mark his first game action since January 6th.
Holmes has legitimately put up second round fantasy value this season and fantasy owners have desperately awaited his return. While he's not a lock to return on Saturday, the Kings also play on Sunday so there is a good chance he plays in one of the two (but not both). If a desperate manager cut him to fight for a playoff spot, go out and snag him. It doesn't appear likely that Marvin Bailey III will return this year, so Holmes should have an easy path to playing time once he is back and settled in.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 6, 2020, 12:56 amCory JosephPG, Sacramento Kings
Cory Joseph logged 12 minutes off the bench on Thursday and scored zero points on 0-of-1 shooting to go with one rebound, one assist and two blocks.
Joseph was dealing with a heel injury and played through it and got to see the floor for a bit tonight. He can be ignored in fantasy formats.
March 6, 2020, 12:21 amDe'Aaron FoxPG, Sacramento Kings
De'Aaron Fox couldn't lead the Kings past the Sixers in Thursday's 108-125 loss, dropping 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting while adding three rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block.
Fox played through some abdominal tightness and was once again, the best player on the floor for the Kings. They're within striking distance of the final playoff spot in the west so you can expect Fox to continue to rev it up as the season heads towards a close.
March 6, 2020, 12:20 amBuddy HieldSG, Sacramento Kings
Buddy Hield came off the bench on Thursday and scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting to go with one rebound, one assist, three steals and six triples in 25 minutes of action.
Hield's low minutes are a huge question mark during a game that was well within reach. There's no valid explanation for him barely getting on the floor as he's the second best player on this team. The stats are still there, but hopefully this isn't a trend.
March 6, 2020, 12:20 amKent BazemoreSG, Sacramento Kings
Kent Bazemore got hot off the bench on Thursday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with nine rebounds, one steal, one block and one triple.
Bazemore had a hot shooting night off the bench and added defensive stats for some extra goodies. If the Kings are going to miss any of their guards, Bazemore gets a bump in value, but even then, he's a deep-league player.