Shabazz Napier

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  • Caris LeVert - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert (dislocated right foot) played his first game since November 12 and finished Friday’s loss to the Bulls with 11 points (no 3s) five steals, four assists and zero turnovers in 15 minutes off the bench.

    It was fantastic to see LeVert after initially being feared to have a season-ending injury. He’ll have to work his way into more minutes and Spencer Dinwiddie (thumb) will be back at some point but with all his upside, he shouldn’t be on any waiver wires. Hopefully it won’t be too long before he’s back to his top-85 ways. Meanwhile, Shabazz Napier, who had been playing well, got only 12 minutes off the bench and missed all five of his shots; his short run of magic looks like it’s just ended.

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier started on Monday against the Bucks and scored 15 points on 4-of-15 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and two steals.

    Napier drew the start in place of the injured Joe Harris (sore right hip) and did what he's been doing since Spencer Dinwiddie (left thumb) went down. He threw up 15 shots in 28 minutes and was only second to D'Angelo Russell in usage. Somehow he went 0-for-10 from deep which destroyed his shooting line but we don't expect him to be efficient anyways.

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier will start in place of Joe Harris (sore right hip) on Monday night against the Bucks.

    Napier will move off his typical point guard position but still makes for a nice fantasy play for as long as Spencer Dinwiddie is out. DeMarre Carroll and Treveon Graham should also pick up some extra minutes on the wings as Harris' absence opens up lots of time for others to absorb.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier logged 26 minutes in Saturday's 89-102 loss to the Magic and chipped in 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting with two rebounds, three assists, three triples and a steal.

    Napier has been posting top-130 value over the last two weeks, keeping him relevant for owners in standard leagues. He should continue to deliver solid production while Spencer Dinwiddie is on the mend.

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier worked his way into 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting with one rebound, seven assists, two blocks and two triples on Thursday.

    Napier continues to excel in the aggressive pace-setting role for the Nets as they play without Spencer Dinwiddie. The return of Caris LeVert and Dinwiddie will mean Napier will go back to being fantasy irrelevant, but for now he's a great player to stream as a guy who forces himself into big stat lines on inefficient shooting.

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier scored 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting with a season-high five triples, three rebounds, four assists and three steals in 25 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Bulls.

    Napier's production is needed while the Nets are banged up so he's an easy must-own player right now. Just know that after the All Star break he'll have a hard time staying above the cut line.

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier scored 20 points on 6-of-16 shooting with two rebounds, five assists, two steals and four triples against the Celtics on Monday.

    LeBron James would be proud of this performance by Napier, who has really taken advantage of the fact that the Nets are playing without Spencer Dinwiddie. Napier pushes the pace on a Nets team that loves to play fast and he's not afraid to look for his shot. The shooting won't be efficient, but he's going to put up numbers as long as Dinwiddie is out so he's a solid deeper league add and standard league add if you can stomach the percentages.

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier played 28 minutes off the bench on Friday night but went 3-of-13 from the field, finishing with 18 points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    If Napier didn't go 11-for-12 at the free throw line we're having a very different conversation right now. He's going to have a shot at low-end value if Spencer Dinwiddie (torn ligaments, right thumb) undergoes surgery now rather than push it off to the summer, and owners in 16-teamers might want to consider a preemptive pickup if Bazz is still available.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie (right thumb) will not play on Friday.

    Dinwiddie has torn ligaments in his right thumb and the Nets are currently consulting with doctors to establish the best treatment plan. He’ll need surgery at some point but the team and Dinwiddie are in the process of deciding if he can play through the pain. That said, there’s a good chance Dinwiddie misses an extended stretch which would make Shabazz Napier a good spec-add in standard leagues.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Spencer Dinwiddie - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie finished Friday’s win over the Magic with 20 points, three 3s, three dimes and four turnovers.

    Dinwiddie is getting his game on track after a spending the last few weeks barely inside the top-200 in 9-cat. He’s top-120 on the season as his turnovers and shaky free throw shooting hold him back; he’s top-100 in 8-cat. Shabazz Napier added 12 points, four 3s, four assists and a block in 18 minutes but isn’t getting enough run to hold value in standard leagues.

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring tightness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    Napier returns to his third PG role and really shouldn't be a fantasy consideration unless you're betting big on a blowout.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring tightness) is questionable for Wednesday's game.

    Napier's working as Brooklyn's third point guard so there isn't a lot for fantasy owners to monitor aside from the occasional outburst. The Nets are deep enough that his minutes will be spread around a handful of players if he ends up sitting out.

    Source: Ben Nadeau on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier - G - Brooklyn Nets

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring tightness) has been ruled out of Monday's game.

    Napier had been playing a little more than usual of late, but with him out tonight it should give Spencer Dinwiddie a chance to get back on track. While Napier himself is only a deep-league asset at best, owners of the Nets' standard-league backcourt options can give their players a boost tonight.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter