December 7, 2019, 1:35 am
Hey folks! It’s me, Erik. I’m filling in for one of our writers tonight and bringing you a condensed, to-the-point list of guys worth adding or streaming based on tonight’s performances.
Ish Smith (16% owned)
Stats Tonight: 15 points, eight assists, two rebounds, two 3s, one steal, 32 minutes
He’s simply been solid as a starter for the Wizards in the absence of Isaiah Thomas, who isn’t exactly known to be durable. Smith can give you dimes and some peripherals but that’s pretty much the ceiling you should expect.
Moritz Wagner (33% owned)
Stats Tonight: 19 points (7-of-14 shooting), nine rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer, two steals, 31 minutes
It’s crazy that Wagner isn’t owned in more leagues. For the time being, consider him must-own while Thomas Bryant is sidelined with a stress reaction in his foot.
Garrett Temple (19% owned)
Stats Tonight: eight points, two rebounds, four assists, two 3s, one steal, one block, 33 minutes
Temple is one of those under-the-radar guys who simply doesn’t get the respect he deserves in this game. He can fill up the stat sheet, albeit in a low-end way. Still, who’s going to complain about reasonable across-the-board production, right?
D.J. Augustin (25% owned)
Stats Tonight: 10 points (2-of-10 shooting) three rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one 3-pointer, 26 minutes
The Markelle Fultz party has all but silenced Augustin’s already limited fantasy appeal. That said, he’s been a serviceable streamer for assists over the last couple of games. Give him a look if your team is in need of a boost in that particular category.
Cedi Osman (22% owned)
Stats Tonight: 14 points (5-of-12 shooting), five rebounds, four assists, four steals, three treys, one block, 32 minutes
Personally, I’ve never been a fan. I consider Osman a fantasy tease, who just disappoints after luring your team into a dangerous rock formation during high tide. Still, I cannot discount how good Osman was tonight. On that note, ride him while he’s playing well and hope he keeps it up – but for the love of all that’s holy, drop him like a hot potato once the crappy mode switch has been flipped.
Glenn Robinson III (26% owned)
Stats Tonight: 20 points (8-of-12 shooting), seven rebounds, two steals, two 3s, 34 minutes.
GR3 is a guy with consistency issues. However, given the Warriors’ injury plight this season, there’s no reason to avoid the variance he brings to the table if only to snag a game like this from time to time.
Kris Dunn (16% owned)
Stats Tonight: nine points (4-of-11 shooting), four rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer, three steals, one block, 29 minutes
Dunn is barely more than a steals streamer right now, but if you consider how hard it is to find steals on the wire, he’s worth a hold as an end-of-bench kind of guy – if only to lock down that category week-on-week.
Ivica Zubac (28% owned)
Stats Tonight: 14 points (6-of-10 shooting), 12 rebounds, two assists, 24 minutes
Zubac may not be a sexy big man in the game, but he does enough on the glass and with a block per game, that he’s worth owning in 14-teams or deeper. Yes, Montrezl Harrell steals his time and Thunder on most nights, but at least Zubac does not bury your FT percentage.
Trevor Ariza (4% owned)
Stats Tonight: nine points, six rebounds, three 3s, two assists, two steals, 29 minutes
Ariza has been showing signs of life in recent games – supporting his career-long habit of being a slow starter. That said, three 3s and two steals off the wire, ain’t so bad.
Kent Bazemore (25% owned)
Stats Tonight: 10 points, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, 25 minutes
Never mind his line tonight. Bazemore started the second half of this game for the Blazers and could be in line for a bump in minutes and subsequently, usage. He’s been known to fill the stat sheet in his heyday, making him a risky but potentially profitable speculative add.
Kevin Porter Jr. (1% owned)
Stats Tonight: 12 points (5-of-8 shooting), two 3s, four rebounds, one assist, one steal, 20 minutes
Porter has quietly been productive in recent games and is worth streaming for points and threes in 16-team leagues or deeper.
Derrick Jones Jr. (1% owned)
Stats Tonight: five points, three rebounds, one 3-pointer, two assists, three steals and one block, 27 minutes
DJJ is one of those guys you can help but cheer for. Aside from having a cool nickname in “Airplane Mode,” this kid can really stuff the stat sheet when he’s feeling it. He’s off to a slow start thanks to injuries, but can be someone who’ll benefit from a lengthy absence of Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic.