De’Aaron Fox

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-16

2-4

13-15

31

6

9

2

0

4

Fox has been on an absolute tear. In the last month, he’s shot 50.2% from the field and 80.2% from the line while averaging 28.3/3.5/6.1 and almost 2 steals per game. I still think the percentages are bound to fall, but this hot stretch might take Fox straight through the season, prompting many to take him too early in drafts next year. Be careful is all I’m saying, but enjoy the production for now.

Harrison Barnes

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

9-14

0-3

3-4

21

12

4

2

0

2

Despite some regression from his unexpectedly productive start, Barnes remains a top-80 fantasy option for the year, with averages of 15.6/6.6/3.6 on efficient shooting. Since he wasn’t moved at the deadline like some speculated he might have been, he should retain some mid-to-low value in standard leagues.

Karl-Anthony Towns

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-18

2-3

5-5

23

13

5

2

0

1

KAT owners have to be thrilled every time Minnesota ekes out a win and keeps a foot in the door of relevancy. DLo is back but in turn, the Wolves lost Malik Beasley for pretty much the remainder of the regular season. They’ll have to wait till next year to get a look at their medium three.

D’Angelo Russell

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-19

4-7

7-9

25

5

3

1

1

2

Performed well enough for his first game back, dropping 4 tres and 2 stocks to go along with his usual scoring output. The shooting from the field remains dreadful.

Alex Len

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-10

0-0

1-3

13

8

0

0

4

3

The big man is on his fifth team in eight seasons. He blocked four shots today and has been enjoying a decent workload on this subpar Washington team, but at this point, he’s a streamer at best.

Russell Westbrook

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

9-25

1-6

4-4

23

14

11

1

0

4

Not a great performance from Russ, who went 9-25 from the field and coughed the ball up 4 times—a stomach-able number, coming from him. Alas, a triple-double is a triple-double.

Pascal Siakam

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

10-16

0-4

2-2

22

5

3

2

1

3

Filled the stat sheet with scoring, three stocks, some boards, and some assists. The 46th-ranked fantasy player on the year.

Malachi Flynn

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-13

2-4

2-2

16

6

4

4

3

3

The kid can post solid stats given the opportunity, and right now a rare chance is presenting itself, with both FVV and Lowry missing games. Neither is slated to be out for very long, but this is essentially a lost season for Toronto, so you have to wonder whether Nurse will start throwing a few more minutes Flynn’s way and tone down the heavy minutes for his vets.

Julius Randle

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-19

0-4

5-6

19

15

12

1

1

5

Randle did his best Russell Westbrook impression, triple-doubling with 5 TOs. But hey, Russ has been sparkling lately, so that might not be such a bad thing.

Reggie Bullock

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-11

5-10

4-4

21

3

2

0

0

0

5 tres on high-percentage shooting is about as good as it gets with Bullock.

Kyrie Irving

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

15-28

5-12

5-5

40

2

7

1

0

2

Took nearly 30 shots and made more than half of them on his way to a forty-burger. With Harden exiting early and Durant still a ways away, Kyrie stepped up big-time, and will have to continue to shoulder the brunt of the scoring burden should Harden miss a few games. A top-ten option on a per-game basis.

Mike Conley

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-13

6-10

6-6

28

3

7

1

0

0

Note to self: I may have been neglecting tres specialists in my blurbs, likely because I’ve been having a lot of success with punt-3 builds. Anyways, Mike is no three-point specialist like his teammate Bojan, but he did pour in 6 from deep tonight in a road loss to the Mavs. Just outside the top-50 for the season.

Rudy Gobert

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-6

0-0

2-3

14

15

2

0

2

1

Rudy was perfect from the field, double-doubled, and added 2 swats. Not bad for a day’s work.

Dorian Finney-Smith

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-17

5-12

2-2

23

6

4

1

1

0

DFS is one of the least appealing fringe top-100 guys out there, despite having a super fantasy-friendly game and contributing in multiple categories. I chalk it up to inconsistency, as he can have games like this and then disappear for stretches with his minutes and usage practically untouched.

Luka Doncic

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

11-26

6-11

3-3

31

9

8

0

0

4

Knocked down 6 tres to propel the Mavs to their fifth straight win. I gotta say, as a Knicks fan, it’s disappointing how Luka is practically single-handedly keeping this Mavs team afloat, thereby lowering their lottery odds while we hold their pick.

Isaiah Stewart

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

4-6

0-0

4-4

12

6

0

1

4

1

Beef Stew has been more or less splitting minutes with his vet Mason Plumlee, to varying success. The young big can rack up blocks in a hurry, as he showed tonight, with all four of his blocks coming in the first quarter.

Killian Hayes

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

4-9

1-4

0-0

9

3

7

4

2

3

In his second game back from a torn labrum, the Frenchman showed off his versatility with 4 steals and 2 blocks. Prior to the injury, Hayes was averaging 27.7% from the field and 2.4 turnovers, so he’ll have to show some more before he can be considered a real option. But the opportunity will certainly be there, as Delon Wright and Derrick Rose have since moved to Sacramento and New York, respectively.

Svi Mykhailiuk

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-10

1-4

6-6

17

3

2

4

0

1

Svi got to face his former team and had a productive night, going 4-4 from the line while scoring 17 and swiping the ball 4 times. He has been getting more run in OKC than he was in Detroit, but despite tonight’s stealing extravaganza, he remains a points and threes type of guy.

Darius Garland

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

14-22

5-10

4-4

37

1

7

2

1

1

Garland shot the hell out of the ball, going 14-22 from the field and 5-10 from deep en route to 37 points, a game-high. He also took care of the ball and totaled 3 stocks. A solid source of points and assists, Garland is.

Isaiah Hartenstein

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-8

0-1

2-3

16

12

3

0

1

0

With Jarrett Allen sustaining a concussion, Hartenstein has seen extended run and has averaged nearly a double-double. Unfortunately, the peripheral stats are lacking and the free-throw shooting is atrocious, so look elsewhere unless you can take it.

DeMar DeRozan

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

4-9

0-1

12-13

20

4

2

0

0

1

That makes nine straight games without a three-point made, as is tradition with DeMar. At this point, if you’re expecting them, the fault lies with you. 12-13 from the line will almost single-handedly anchor your team’s FT% though.

DeAndre Ayton

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

10-14

0-0

7-8

27

11

1

0

2

2

In the last two weeks, Ayton has been unleashed, averaging 16.3/10.5 and over a block a game to go with pretty percentages. With CP3 in town, he’s just not the second-rounder he was touted to be. Not yet, at least.

Chris Paul

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-9

3-5

4-5

19

5

11

4

0

2

His game is just timeless. The 25th-best player on the year.

Jae’Sean Tate

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-12

3-5

1-1

18

7

5

1

0

4

Man, Tate is really coming into his own in spite of the Rockets’ dysfunction. He’s definitely a guy who can make the 1/1/1 club in years to come and is already close enough as is (short 0.2 steals and 0.1 blocks). A jack-knife type of guy, similar to Mikal Bridges, who I’ve spoken highly of in the past.

  1. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I’m in a rough spot. There’s little separation in the standings, so much so that I dropped from 2nd to 5th after a 3-6 loss last week. 6 teams make playoffs. I had to jettison Lowry and Nance because I couldn’t afford all the INJs. LaMelo is a keeper for next year (7th round price), as are possibly Okeke, Wood, and Moses. Anywho.

    Joe Harris had a good night yesterday, but he’s had a lot of bad ones lately. He’s not getting as many touches and I worry about that decreasing further when Durant comes back. Would you drop him now for any of the following guys, or hold until KD comes back: Barnes, Bridges, Crowder, Gallo, McConnell, SloMo?

    Team in a 12-team, h2h, 9-cat, keeper (3)
    Sato, Smart, LaMelo, Beal, J.Harris, D-Rob, Okeke, Wood, Jokic, Vala, M.Brown

  2. Nic

    Nic says:
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    Oof, dropping Lowry hurts. LaMelo in the 7th should soften the blow.

    As for your Harris dilemma, it really depends on what stats you need. Doesn’t look like you can really afford to lose Harris’s threes so I might hold for the time being.

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