If you had money on Brandon Jennings racking up the first double dimebag of the season, then all praise be onto you! Great game against the Magic, as he gashed their “defense” for a 24/0/21/0/0 line. Pretty empty to me, only two cats in there! First 20-assist game this season, doubling up the dimebags and making BJ’s value as high as Katt Williams. You’re probably looking like this as a Jennings owner right now! He’s only the 4th guy to put up a 20/20 game since 2000, and I guess all my sell Jennings high hooblah is looking a little dumb now… I still think if you can get one of the higher-tier guys like a Jeff Teague you have to do it, but otherwise I guess it’s a strong hold and ride the wave. Upside of two dimebags on any given night?! That’s a friend you need to keep for life! Here’s what else went down last night in fantasy basketball action:
Jerami Grant – What in tarnation!? Grant with 8 blocks last night in the Tank Bowl, with 3 of them on 3-point attempts. Hey, Timmy J, take a quick scan before you launch those 3s! Grant’s actually been a solid source of blocks for the deeper leagues, at 0.8 in 17 MPG and had 11 blocks the previous 8 games. BlockNOF! Doesn’t sound as good…
Michael Carter-Williams – Here’s what you’re hoping for! The 10-26 FG is no fun, but 7-8 FT in a 27/6/7/5/0 line is nasty! Hopefully you can bear the highs and lows.
Furkan Aldemir – Started for Nerlens Noel, who sat with illness. Down with the sickness! Aldemir couldn’t do anything.
Robert Covington – Man, he looks great out there. Rotoworld put out an update that teams are trying to get him, and the Sixers for once look like they wanna hold someone. 17/3/4/1/2 last night with three treys. Played some great D on Carmelo Anthony too, but Melo got some ridiculous “star player” calls.
Langston Galloway – Keepin’ the good times rollin’! 11/7/4/2/1 with a trey, and got lucky to not have a TO. Telegraphed a lot of passes like he was Graham Bell! Droppin’ history reference lately! He’s in the 12-team discussion, but I’m not all-in yet. Stock is still rising as he handled a few minutes as the only PG and played the 2nd most minutes (34) behind Melo.
Enes Kanter – Feeling the pressure! There’s a giant Frenchman on his back! 24/17/1/1/0 in 33 minutes while Rudy Gobert only played 20 minutes off the bench. Gobert had a little foul trouble, and Kanter won’t be this kind of force most of the time. No need to to move on from the Goby desert.
Trey Burke – The pendulum swings from good to bad just like that! Awful last night labradoodling 1-10 FG for 2/2/2/2/0.
Timofey Mozgov – Seems like I’ve been uber-dismissive of Healthcare.Mozgov, but Tine Fey went 16/11 with two swats last night, after 15/15 with two swats last Monday. 40 minutes last night too! Minutes climbing, boards and blocks are there, yeah he should probably be owned in more leagues.
James Ennis – An Ennis sighting! 28 minutes last night for 8/7/0/1/1, yet Slim still had to watch his Heat lose while not giving up 80 points. Ennis was +4, not his fault!
Cody Zeller – Hornets rebounded like it was going out of style! 6/12/6/0/2 for CZ, with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist pulling down 14, Bismack Biyombo ripping down 12, and Al Jefferson off the bench in 19 minutes having a 12/4/1/1/2 line. 56 boards for the Hornets! Heat sure missed Hassan Whiteside…
DeMarre Carroll – Treys and steals! It’s like Ocean’s 11 at a K&W. 17/2/4/4/0 with three treys.
Roy Hibbert – Well, we’ve seen a few bad blips this year, but we’ve yet to get Full Collapse. It’s not Thursday! Emo jokes! 4/1/0/0/1 in only 20 minutes.
C.J. Miles – Led the Pacers in shots and points off the bench in 27 minutes. 7-15 FG (2-8 3PTM) for 18/3/2/1/0. ThrAGNOF!
Kyle O’Quinn – Finally rocking out with his KOQ out! 12/1/1/0/3 in 14 minutes. Hit 6-9 from the floor, and maybe he can re-insert his initials back into the line-up.
Tobias Harris – Returned from his ankle injury for 19/5/1/0/0 on 7-15 shooting. The Magic starting line-up is about to lose its Devyn Marbles!
Greg Monroe – Playing like a manbeast out there. 24/10/4/0/1 last night, and it’s the first game in the past 6 he didn’t log at least something in all 5 counting stats. Get more steals, Monroe! And did all that in 25 minutes… I don’t know if there’s ever been a more Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde team than the Pistons before and after Josh Smith… Even…
Kyle Singer – …a schlub like Singler is posting some decent lines, hitting 4 treys yesterday!
Andre Drummond – Well, put your fears to rest! Had a little rough stretch, then the boards came back but with a few 0-fer blocks games recently, but a monster 26/17/1/4/3 line last night. And hit 6-8 FT! Might have been the best game of his life with those FT…
Anthony Davis – Browback! That’s how to ride your studs… Man, that sounded way wrong! 29/8/1/3/4 on 11-18 FG and 7-8 FT. Good to see he can roll even without…
Jrue Holiday – …for probably the next month. Ughhhhhhh. With extra phlegm! Out 2-4 weeks with another stress reaction in his lower leg, and it sounds nearly identical to his broken leg situation last year. Holiday should go on a milk diet, eating nothing but dairy through the offseason. Get those bones hardened up!
Eric Gordon – Sure Tyreke Evans is probably the “real” PG, but what the hell is Gordon doing racking up a dimebag?! 17/5/10 for Gordon with Evans at 19/4/4. I think the oddest thing is Gordon was a +26 to only +2 for Evans. So a good bit of minutes with only one of the two out there… Kinda… ugh…. I’m trying to make myself say it! Kinda… Makes me like Eric Gordon……..? Ughhhhhh! More phlegm!
Kobe Bryant – Yes, still in the NBA… 14/7/2/0/1 with 4 TO on 6-14 shooting. All-in-all, not the worst game! But he had Eric Gordon on him! “wait, JB, didn’t you just say you kinda like Gordon now?” “Can it, you non-skimmer reader you!”
Chandler Parsons – Love the 22 Pts and 4 treys, but where’s the beef?! 22/2/2/0/1, but in his defense he only played 26 minutes against an atrocious Wolves team…
Rajon Rondo – Well, any game he doesn’t take a FT should be considered a good game! 9/1/3/0/0 with 2 TO. I retract that first sentence…
J.J. Barea – Rondo owners are like, “Are you friggin’ kiddin’ me?!” Barea gets a dimebag off the bench for a 7/2/10 line. 10 assists to 3 for Rondo, hmmmm. There was some junk time factor in that, but still annoying.
Dwight Powell – You know, he’s a little undersized for a C and not quite a PF, but I think he’s an interesting player to monitor. Welcome to the party, Powell! 6/10/1/0/0 on 3-3 FG, and while it would take injuries to Dirk Nowitzki or Tyson Chandler for much to happen, as those guys get sat with DNPs later in the year, Powell could be a nice streamer/cheap daily play.
Thaddeus Young – Quick, guess who led the Wolves in AST last night?! Oh crap, Daily Notes format kinda gave that away… 14/11/6 and can’t wait to be traded…
Mo Williams – Remember when he scored 52? Then remember when he shot 2-12 last night? Shizz is crazy! 28 points his last three games, barely half of that one game a week ago. Can’t wait to be traded either…
Nikola Pekovic – Returned! Out since mid-November which seems like a lifetime ago, Pek did what Pek do for 14/4/0/0/0 off the bench on 5-11 FG and 4-4 FT in 23 minutes. Looked good out there! But I think Gorgui Dieng is still a must-own and Pek is pretty far down the… wait for it… Peking order! Although that just reminds me of Peking Duck. Maybe on bad games I’ll call Pek, “Peking Duck”!
Russell Westbrook – What a monster. 32/8/8 and a game-winning layup.
Kevin Durant – What a monster. 34/7/3 with 4 treys and 10-11 FT and a “DC doesn’t want KD anymore after this game” performance.
Steven Adams – Whoa, hitting that glass like a Coloradoan! I think that’s gonna become a catch phrase… 6/20/2/0/2 in a shocking 39 minutes. Sure some OT minutes in there, but a lot had to do with how much he was pestering Nene and Marcin Gortat. Became their annoying friend they couldn’t get rid of!
Serge Ibaka – Another ughhhhhhh! 7/5/1/0/0, yes no blocks, in back-to-back duds. He was on a pretty good roll the previous 5 games, so not panicking over anything yet…
Bradley Beal – Somebody close the window! 5-21 FG. Eh, he’ll be fine.
Jeff Green – Welcome to the starting 5! And Green owners are like, “Now go back to the bench!” 6/2/1/0/1 on 2-6 shooting in only 26 minutes, with a smidge of foul trouble in there. I’m as anti-Jeff Green as it gets if you didn’t read the open, so I’m not expecting any sort of consistency, starting or not.
DeMar DeRozan – Another cold game hitting only 2-11 from the field, making him 2-20 with 6 total points the past two games. It’s never this cold for a Canadian! Buy low time!
Lou Williams – That Lou is oh, so sweet! 21/3/2 with two treys, and keeping up the high-volume FT shooting for 7-7 at the stripe last night. “DeRozan ain’t ever hold me back!”
Nicolas Batum – See, he complains about his wrist, there’s even further furor and panic, then he goes out and has his best game of the year… 27/10/5/0/1 on 9-15 shooting, with the big 6-8 3PTM. Wrist must be fine today! It’s kinda like the old lady from Happy Gilmore. “My fingers hurt!” Well, Batum, now your back is gonna hurt because you have to carry this team while LaMarcus Aldridge is out! Suck it up!
Dorell Wright – Took said hurt-Aldridge’s spot and went 15/3/5/2/0 with three treys. 35 minutes too! Short-term ThrAGNOF? Sure!
Meyers Leonard – A buzzy add when L.A. went down, and didn’t score last night in 19 minutes. Did grab 8 boards, but it’s looking like Portland is going with The Wright Stuff.
P.J. Tucker – In the name of multi-cat! 3/13/5/4/1 in 34 minutes, only taking 3 shots. Knowing your role!
Eric Bledsoe – The game’s MVP against the Blazers in a goodun. 33/10/6/3/0 on 11-22 FG and 10-15 FT. Career-high! But hit those FT! Big game from E Bled.
Isaiah Thomas – Also hit it big for 27/3/4 with no TO on 11-16 from the field. Offensive fireworks last night! Side note, “offensive fireworks” I could see selling pretty well in South Carolina for an out-of-the-box idea… Shark Tank here I come!
Brook Lopez – Playing like it’s 2007! 22/6/3/1/6 in a dominant game against the Kings. This performance screams “Sell me! Sell me!” Both to the Nets and Brolo owners.
Mason Plumlee – Racked up 4 fouls in 11 minutes. In deeper leagues, it’s time to pounce on Prof. Plum with Brolo playing this well and easier for the Nets to trade.
Jarrett Jack – “Wahhhhhhh, I’m Slim!” Because Jack had 2 steals AND a three last night! Haha, I keed Slim, but I think being a big Jack pusher has paid off with another solid 16/4/8/2/0 line last night.
Rudy Gay – Gay and DeMarcus Cousins are trying to make this a winning team, but it ain’t happenin’! Gay for 25/8/6/1/1 and doing his consistnet thang while amping up a couple AST and the TO down a tad. Having a nice year when healthy.
Stephen Curry – Stephen mad! Stephen push PBev! Stephen no likey Ariza chippy!
Andrew Bogut – Manhandled Dwight. Just manhandled him! 9/10/1/1/5 in 22 great minutes. And even though David Lee brought nothing to the table defensively (in the highlights I saw), still had a good line of 9/10/3/3/1. While those are both usable numbers in all leagues, I’m still not buying any consistency from the Warriors C rotation.
#OccupyDraymondGreen – I said it on the Pod yesterday! That before this game, the buy-low window would slam shut! Well, maybe it didn’t slam, but back on track for 18/6/2/1/1 with 3 treys and most importantly, 33 minutes. Hey Kerr, let’s give some other teams a chance out there! No more blowouts!
Dwight Howard – Manhandled! Bogut has man hands! 7/11/0/1/0 for D12, with 5 TO and 1-2 FT. Wow. Did have 5 fouls in 24 minutes, but guess how many games it’s been since Dwight had a multi-block outing? Seriously guess out loud! Answer at the bottom of the article…
Corey Brewer – Was the Rockets best player who is clean shaven… 20/6/3/1/0 on 6-13 FG (2-5 3PTM 6-7 FT). There was a little mini-lull, but had three 3-steal games over a span of four, and now a little scoring love. A tad underrated.
Streamers/Cheap Daily League Picks:
Zaza Pachulia (17% owned) – I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions that Kanter is an awful defender, and if Snyder keeps wanting to ride-her, then it’s Zaza to the rescue! Playing solid minutes, chipping in some out-of-position dimes, I think he has a nice one against the Jazz.
Dorell Wright (2% owned) – Why not? Had a nice game yesterday as mentioned above, it’s against a lowly-Celtics team, and the Blazers probably won’t be able to run away with it as it’s a travel game and a back-to-back. So I think it stays close enough to where Stotts keeps his starters out there and we get another 30 minute game.
I hope everyone’s teams had a solid full slate Wednesday, and we’ll catch ya tomorrow!
Answer: 18 games! Crazy, right?! And only 11 total in that span. Yikes!