January 15, 2020, 1:05 amCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman sank five more threes on Tuesday as part of a 21-point, three-rebound, one-assist performance in 24 minutes in a 103-128 blowout loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.
Osman seems to be trending up with higher minutes recently and he's been hitting threes at an increasing rate. He's up to 2.4 per game over the past month. His overall fantasy game isn't quite good enough to consider him a must-own player, but he's worth a look if you need points and threes. Going the other direction is Tristan Thompson, who provided eight rebounds, five missed shots and nothing else in 24 minutes on Tuesday.
January 14, 2020, 12:50 amTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled again on Monday with 17 points and 10 rebounds with two assists and a steal.
Thompson continues to build off his strong performance, but the lack of swats is more in line with what we're used to. He's a top-100 guy and should be owned in all standard leagues, but he was not going to keep up the elite level production of last week.
January 11, 2020, 11:29 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled vs. the Nuggets on Saturday with 18 points (7-of-11 from the floor), 13 rebounds and one block in 38 minutes.
Thompson was coming off his best game of the season after scoring 35 points with 14 rebounds on Thursday. Thompson has been a top-125 player this season, but owners should look to sell-high after these two good games in a row.
January 9, 2020, 9:51 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson dropped a career-high 35 points on 15-of-20 shooting to go with 14 rebounds, three assists, a steal and three blocks in Thursday's 115-112 win over the Pistons.
Thompson was aggressive in the paint and playing the lanes well, scoring all but two of his points in side the paint. This will be his best game of the year and while he still has strong appeal as a rebounds specialist, this would be a good time to sell-high if you're looking to get value.
January 7, 2020, 10:28 pmAnte ZizicPF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic took advantage of some extra minutes once again with five points, nine rebounds, a steal and a block in 16 minutes on Tuesday.
With Larry Nance Jr. out for at least a few games and John Henson sitting tonight, Zizic was able to get almost enough minutes to be standard-league relevant. He reminded us of his double-double capabilities in the previous game while more Cavs big men were missing. He's just a name to remember in case Kevin Love and more are shipped out of town. Tristan Thompson put up eight points, 15 boards, four assists and two blocks in this game. He's dropped off significantly, but he can be a serviceable last center on your team.
January 7, 2020, 5:40 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (illness) is expected to play against the Pistons on Tuesday.
Thompson will be inserted back into the starting lineup, where he should see a full complement of minutes. Thompson is averaging 12.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 steals on the season and can be safely returned to fantasy lineups.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
January 6, 2020, 5:56 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Thompson already missed Sunday's contest. He is delivering 12.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as well as 0.9 blocks. Ante Zizic had a terrific game on Sunday, while Cedi Osman will also play a lot if Thompson cannot go.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 5, 2020, 5:43 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (illness) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Timberwolves.
The Cavs' frontcourt is going to be thin tonight with Thompson, Larry Nance Jr., and Kevin Love ruled out. Ante Zizic and Cedi Osman will handle heavy minutes and are both viable DFS options.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 29, 2019, 1:31 amTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled in Saturday's win against the Wolves scoring 12 points and adding 15 rebounds, three assists and a block.
Thompson continues to grind for the Cavs in the post and was rewarded with another double-double. He wasn't very good from the field, converting just two of nine from the floor, but ended up doing most of his damage from the charity stripe. He is a must-own player and will continue to provide good boards and some solid countable statistics.
December 23, 2019, 10:28 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson scored three points on 1-of-6 shooting while adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block on Monday.
Thompson didn't get many shots up on offense as they were all distributed to the guards, but he was still able to make his money on the glass.
December 20, 2019, 10:00 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson double-doubled on Friday with 10 points on 5-of-14 shooting and 15 boards in 32 minutes.
Thompson is a double-double machine and should hover around the top-100 all season. He doesn't have much upside but is still a must-own player.
December 18, 2019, 9:58 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson collected another double-double on Wednesday night with 14 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Thompson is sitting just outside the top-100 currently. However with his scoring efficiency and threat to double-double on any given night, it wouldn't be surprising to see him back inside that mark again soon.
December 16, 2019, 9:42 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson scored 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting with eight rebounds and three assists on Monday.
Thompson had a very average night, scoring on high efficiency with some boards and not much else. He's a top-100 player still.
December 14, 2019, 11:34 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson just missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds in 27 minutes on Saturday.
Thompson bounced back after putting up only two points with seven rebounds on Thursday. Thompson is a standard-league player as a double-double threat every night and should be given some leash if he has cold stretches.
December 12, 2019, 11:09 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson scored two points with seven boards, two assists and a block in 26 minutes of action on Thursday.
Thompson only logged 26 minutes in an OT game and that's mainly due to Larry Nance (zero points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes) getting some extra burn. Nance is still a waiver wire guy and Thompson remains a strong hold.