What’s up Razzballers!? Considering this is either the final or semifinal playoff week for most leagues, I want to say I’m proud of anyone reading this. Even if you’re in the consolation bracket (or in a roto league), it was a fun season and I love all of you. You know who else loves you? Otto Porter, if you have him on your team (if you’re against him this week then he hates you deeply). He had a pretty forgettable game on Thursday, but made up for it in a big way on Saturday going for 26/11/2/1/2 on 10-for-15 FG (6-for-10 3P) and zero TOs. This line was cleaner than Tony Montana’s! Anyway, here’s what else I saw last night in fantasy basketball:
John Wall: 15/3/14/1 on 6-for-17 FG (2-for-6 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and four TOs in 33 minutes. The triumphant return! Hopefully, Wall owners were able to survive this long and stash him in an IR spot for this one, but it looks like one game is all we’ll get this week. Will probably rest on Sunday versus the Bulls.
Tomas Satoransky: 6/3/4/1 on 3-for-6 FG in 26 minutes off the bench. As expected, the production dipped with Wall back in the fold, but he’ll be starting again on Sunday and should be a great stream for those needing a PG.
Marcin Gortat: 9/8/2/1 on 4-for-8 FG (1-for-1 FT) and one TO.
Bradley Beal: 22/4/3/2 on 8-for-14 FG (6-for-8 3P) and three TOs.
Markieff Morris: 3/3/0/1 on 1-for-4 FG (1-for-3 3P) and three TOs in 10 minutes before leaving the game with an illness. If he’s out for Sunday, Kelly Oubre should pick up the slack.
Kelly Oubre: 9/5/1/2/1 on 2-for-14 FG (1-for-9 3P, 4-for-5 FT) and one TO. Atrocious shooting, but he should be better against the Bulls. He’s worth the stream if Morris is out.
Mike Scott: 15/4/1 on 6-for-9 FG (2-for-3 3P, 1-for-1 FT). Also a streaming option if Morris is out, but I think Oubre has higher upside.
Dwight Howard: 22/13/0/1/1 on 9-for-15 FG (4-for-11 FT) and one TO. He’s been balling and this was a big game for Howard owners.
Marvin Williams: 10/4/2/1/1 on 3-for-7 FG (2-for-5 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and one TO.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: 10/3/0/1 on 4-for-6 FG (2-for-2 FT) and two TOs.
Kemba Walker: 7/4/2/1 on 3-for-9 FG (1-for-6 3P) and four TOs. The opposite of what you want to see from your stud. Hopefully this didn’t sink your week.
Nicolas Batum: 6/6/7/1 on 2-for-7 FG (0-for-2 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and two TOs. This guy probably sunk your season.
Malik Monk: 17/1/3 on 7-for-17 FG (3-for-9 3P) and four TOs. It’s definitely too early to write him off, but it hasn’t been a great rookie season for Monk. I’m a bit surprised he hasn’t been given more significant minutes considering the season is lost, but maybe he’ll get them now.
Stanley Johnson: 10/1/0/3 on 4-for-8 FG (0-for-3 3P, 2-for-2 FT).
Andre Drummond: 22/17/2/0/3 on 8-for-13 FG (6-for-8 FT) and three TOs. A monster game, and he didn’t even really hurt you with his free throws. He should feast against the Nets on Sunday.
Reggie Jackson: 17/2/5/1 on 8-for-17 FG (1-for-3 3P, 0-for-2 FT) in 25 minutes. Not having to share the ball with Blake should bode well for his Sunday outlook, if he manages to play.
Reggie Bullock: 16/4/3/2 on 6-for-14 FG (2-for-4 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and one TO. Extra spicy THRAGNOF!
Trey Burke: 18/5/15/1 on 7-for-17 FG (2-for-5 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and one TO. He’s been a godsend for whoever was smart enough to pick him up.
Troy Williams: 11/4/2/1 on 3-for-8 FG (2-for-3 3P, 3-for-3 FT) and two TOs. Eh.
Tim Hardaway Jr: 18/2/3/1 on 7-for-17 FG (3-for-7 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and two TOs. THRAGNOF!
Jayson Tatum: 24/6/4 on 9-for-16 FG (2-for-2 3P, 4-for-4 FT). What rookie wall???
Al Horford: 14/5/0/1 on 5-for-10 FG (0-for-1 3P, 4-for-5 FT).
Aron Baynes: 12/5/3 on 5-for-10 FG (2-for-2 3P).
Terry Rozier: 21/3/7/1 on 8-for-17 FG (2-for-5 3P, 3-for-4 FT) and one TO. Rozier has been a guy people have been hyping up for a long, long time. I’m glad to see he’s really coming into his own.
Jaylen Brown: 4/3/0/2/1 on 2-for-8 FG (0-for-1 3P). Not great, but at least he got you some stocks.
Marcus Morris: 25/9/3/0/2 on 7-for-15 FG (1-for-4 3P, 10-for-11 FT) and one TO. Obviously a must-own.
DeMar DeRozan: 32/7/7/0/1 on 12-for-19 FG (0-for-5 3P, 8-for-10 FT) and two TOs. An incredible game, but the Raptors were in full playoff mode in this loss to the Celtics. The Raptors are only two games up on the Celtics for first in the East, so the Raptors’ players might not get as much rest as expected to close out the season.
Kyle Lowry: 11/3/9 on 4-for-13 FG (2-for-10 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and two TOs. Playoff Lowry!
Jonas Valanciunas: 13/11/0/0/1 on 6-for-12 FG (0-for-1 3P, 1-for-2 FT).
Serge Ibaka: 15/10/1/0/1 on 5-for-7 FG (3-for-3 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and two TOs.
Fred VanVleet: 11/1/3 on 4-for-8 FG (2-for-5 3P, 1-for-1 FT) and one TO in 18 minutes off the bench.
Rondae-Hollis Jefferson: 20/14/2/2/1 on 8-for-16 FG (1-for-2 3P, 3-for-5 FT) and two TOs. Came up huge for his owners in this one. If Brooklyn owned its own pick, one could say that they actually have a bright future. Alas.
DeMarre Carroll: 2/3/2/1 on 1-for-9 FG (0-for-5 3P) and one TO in 37 minutes. RHJ absorbed all of DeMarre’s powers in this one or something.
Jarrett Allen: 12/3/1/1/2 on 5-for-9 FG (2-for-2 FT) and two TOs in 19 minutes. He gets Drummond on Sunday, so that should be a fun test for the rookie.
D’Angelo Russell: 0/3/2 on 0-for-5 FG (0-for-3 3P) and two TOs in 7 minutes. My preseason Most Improved Player pick is coming up huge!
Spencer Dinwiddie: 12/2/12/3 on 4-for-12 FG (3-for-7 3P, 1-for-2 FT) and three TOs in 35 minutes off the bench. If Russell continues to get sat, expect a big game on Sunday versus the Pistons.
Allen Crabbe: 10/2/0/1/1 on 2-for-7 FG (1-for-4 3P, 5-for-7 FT) and one TO.
Caris LeVert: 19/12/8/2/1 on 7-for-13 FG (0-for-3 3P, 5-for-5 FT) and two TOs in 35 minutes off the bench. Expect big things the rest of the way.
Joe Harris: 13/2/1/1 on 4-for-9 FG (1-for-4 3P, 4-for-5 FT) and two TOs.
Hassan Whiteside: 14/6/0/1/2 on 5-for-10 FG (4-for-4 FT) and two TOs in 20 minutes. He continues to produce when he plays, but Spoelstra refuses to play him significant minutes to close out games. Hassan has expressed his frustration and publicly criticized the team’s decision making. Adding on that the Heat obviously prefer Bam Adebayo, it’ll be interesting to see how the Hassan situation plays out down the stretch and into the offseason.
Goran Dragic: 18/8/2 on 7-for-17 FG (2-for-4 3P, 2-for-3 FT) and four TOs.
James Johnson: 18/6/5/1/2 on 7-for-10 FG (4-for-5 FT) and three TOs. A huge game for JJ after a dud on Thursday. Stick with him.
Tyler Johnson: 6/4/1 on 2-for-4 FG (0-for-1 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and one TO.
Josh Richardson: 13/7/3/2 on 6-for-15 FG (1-for-5 3P) and two TOs.
Kelly Olynyk: 16/8/2 on 6-for-9 FG (2-for-2 3P, 2-for-4 FT) and two TOs in 18 minutes off the bench. Really productive in this one, but while Hassan is in the lineup it’ll be hard for Olynyk to be quite as valuable as he was last week. Luckily for Olynyk, Spo hates Hassan.
Dwyane Wade: 13/4/4/1/1 on 5-for-16 FG (1-for-1 3P, 2-for-3 FT) and three TOs. He’s not dead yet!
Justise Winslow: 11/7/2/1/2 on 5-for-11 FG (1-for-2 3P).
Buddy Hield: 19/3/4/2 on 6-for-11 FG (4-for-5 3P, 3-for-3 FT) and one TO in 29 minutes off the bench. He’s been great lately and is definitely going to be on a lot of championship teams.
Bogdan Bogdanovic: 12/4/4 on 5-for-8 FG (2-for-3 3P) and two TOs.
De’Aaron Fox: 15/3/8/1/2 on 6-for-11 FG (0-for-2 3P, 3-for-3 FT) and one TO.
Willie Cauley-Stein: 12/8/0/0/1 on 6-for-10 FG and one TO. It was a pretty light night from all the Kings players with none playing more than 29 minutes, as they were rolled by the Warriors.
Patrick McCaw: 7/2/0/2/1 on 3-for-6 FG (0-for-1 3P, 1-for-1 FT). He was accidentally undercut by Vince Carter on a layup attempt and fell hard. It was a very awkward landing and he was stretchered off the court after some time. This is obviously more of a real-life thing than a fantasy one, but you never want to see a player get hurt. My thoughts are with McCaw at this time.
Draymond Green: 8/9/7/2/1 on 3-for-5 FG (0-for-1 3P, 2-for-2 FT) and two TOs in his return. It was an otherwise business-as-usual game for the Warriors against the lowly Kings.
Klay Thompson: 25/2/1/1 on 10-for-19 FG (3-for-7 3P, 2-for-3 FT) and four TOs as he also returned from injury.
Kevon Looney: 7/7/1/0/1 on 1-for-2 FG (5-for-6 FT) and one TO in 26 minutes off the bench. The return of Klay and Draymond definitely saps some of Looney’s value, but he might still be somewhat useful as a low-end guy with all of the Warriors’ injuries.
Kevin Durant: 27/10/5/0/1 on 8-for-16 FG (2-for-5 3P, 9-for-11 FT) and one TO.
Quinn Cook: 10/3/3/1 on 4-for-10 FG (2-for-6 3P). It’s probably expected that he cedes some ball handling duties to Draymond, but Cook should still be better than this going forward while Steph Curry is out. Expect a big game on Sunday against the Suns.
Anyway, that about does it for Saturday’s games. If you’re in the playoffs still, I hope Sunday blesses you. If you’re not, I love you anyway! Cheers guys!