Jarrett Allen had a breakout game last night going 20-5-0-2-1-0 in 24 starters minutes. Not to be confused with the fantastic retired defensive end and sack maestro Jared Allen, Jarrett looks to be in the genesis of a really good career. If he’s still floating around on the waiver wire some how, stop what you’re doing and grab him. He looks to have figured it out and Kenny Atkinson is starting him. Like so many rookie big men before him, if he can just stay out of foul trouble, he can put up some big lines and get you those ever-elusive blocks while not killing your FT%. He’s at 75.3% on the year in case you were wondering.
It was another big Friday schedule so let’s get into what else went down last night in fantasy Bball land:
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Spencer Dinwiddie– 2-23-7-9-0-0-0. Spencer’s Gifts keep on giving, even with D’Angelo Russell back. They even played at the same time last night, so his value should be fine moving forward.
Julius Randle– 19-12-2-0-0-5. Sixteen Randles had a great game against the Nets. I was gonna wish for Julius to get starters minutes, but it already came true.
Brandon Ingram– 16-8-10-0-0-2 (5-of-14 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs). Played with reckless a-Brandon (for your percentages). We stretchin’ for those puns tonight boi!
Brook Lopez- 3-19-3-0-0-3-3. Walton actually gave him some minutes against his old team, and the Lakers won a game… A) It was against the Nets. B) Brook is the second greatest Net of all time next to Buck Williams. C) Come home Brook!
Josh Hart– 3-15-14-2-1-0-0. Nice job in the starting role. If he and Lonzo ever start together, it’ll be Drake and Josh!
Kyle Kuzma– 6-3-1-1-0-0. After a nice 28 point game four games ago, he’s been pretty bad. That’s not Kuuuz they’re shouting out there…
Myles Turner -1-19-11-2-1-3-3. I would walk 500 Myles (for Turner to get to his second round draft value.)
Victor Oladipo -3-35-5-2-2-1-1 with 10-of-11 FTs. Victor Von Dunkenstein was almost the lede tonight until I saw the fifteen other better lines.
Kemba Walker -5-41-3-9-2-0-0-1 with 14-of-14 FTs. Straight Blue Label. Keep on walking.
Nicolas Batum– 7-31-9-2-0-0-1. The French Tickler was en fuego last night, but the French version of that.
Taurean Prince– 5-31-8-2-3-0-2 (8-of-8 FTs). Despite being named after an additive in energy drinks, he managed to become a solid fantasy contributor.
Dennis Schroder– 1-25-3-1-0-0-4. The Dennis System was working decently tonight. Do not separate entirely..yet.
Al Horford– 1-17-6-7-1-1-1 on 7-for-13 shooting and 2-of-2 FTs. Been useful since ’10
Terry Rozier– 6-31-7-2-2-0-2. Str8 Ballin’ since starting with Kyrie out. If he somehow hasn’t been added yet, at least worth a short term add.
Jayson Tatum– 27-4-3-4-0-0. ROY has some tough competition this year. Tatum, Simmons, Mitchell, the list goes on.
Jusuf Nurkic– 20-7-3-2-0-1. On the right team builds, Duke Nurk’em is a really nice player.
Damian Lillard– 3-32-3-10-0-1-2. Went to Toronto and dropped a rare dime bag. He’s just so consistent, but doesn’t get to 10 assists hardly ever. He’ll get eight twice a week though.
DeMar DeRozan– 6-35-2-3-1-0-1. You’ve got to love the 3’s which are a little unusual for him. He was the main reason the Raptors snapped Portland’s four-game winning streak.
Bam Adebayo– 15-13-6-0-0-0. 5-of-10 FTs in 29 bench minutes. Emril Lagasse’s favorite player is a decent streamer if Whiteside is out tonight.
Kelly Olynyk– 2-19-6-1-0-1-3. The Missing ‘Lynyk!
Wayne Ellington– 4-16-0-0-1-0-1. And they say all he’s good for is 3’s… He also chipped in one steal! Heat still took the Ell-ington.
Hassan Whiteside– 4-9-0-0-3-1 and exited after only 18 minutes. He’s just ill, so don’t panic if you thought he was in the doghouse.
Joel Embiid– 17-11-4-0-3-6. He’s gonna be in the skills challenge and you can see why. Dude’s ballin’.
Ben Simmons– 20-6-5-2-1-0 and even hit 4-of-4 free throws. He could pair well with Nurkic, if you’re already thinking about drafting next year.
Enes Kanter– 17-18-2-0-0-6. Third game in a row with at least 17 and 17.
Giannis Antetokounmpo– 1-29-11-2-3-2-2 with 8-for-12 FTs and destroyed the hopes and dreams of the Knicks with a last second layup.
Khris Middleton– 9-6-5-0-1-2. A rare off night for the Duchess.
Jabari Parker– 12-3-0-0-0-0 in 15 minutes off the bench in his triumphant return to the hardwood. Just as the Bucks were getting back to full strength, Brogdon goes down for six to eight weeks, which essentially ends his fantasy basketball season.
Anthony Davis– 3-43-10-0-3-1-5. Gonna be a beast to close out the fantasy season, as long as he stays healthy. The Pels should be fighting for a playoff spot which means they probably can’t afford any rest days for AD.
E’Twaun Moore– 4-26-4-1-1-0-4. Moore Buckets!
Jrue Holiday– 1-11-2-11-1-0-0.. A very kind dime bag with no TOs.
Rajon Rondo– 1-7-7-13-4-0-3. He’s been quiet the last few weeks, so maybe this is the start of something.
Steven Adams- 23-12-0-0-2-2. The Pride of Rotorua, New Zealand is having a great season.
Russell Westbrook– 1-16-10-14-1-0-9. Almost pulled the LeBron Quad-Dub!
Rudy Gobert– 10-9-1-1-5-5. You gotta love those sweet, sweet blocks.
Donovan Mitchell– 7-40-5-6-2-0-2 on 14-of-19 shooting and 5-of-5 free throws. One of the more interesting three-way Rookie of the Year competitions in my memory.
Josh Jackson– 1-20-4-0-2-0-1 in 29 minutes. At least 20 points in his last three. I think it’s time to add in most leagues.
Draymond Green– 13-9-6-1-1-5 on 4-of-9 shooting and 5-for-5 from the stripe. A solid game, but he’s annoying to own sometimes.
Kevin Durant– 6-33-4-6-0-0-5. When this is a below-average line for you, you’ve got a pretty solid floor.
Zach Randolph– 1-18-7-2-2-0-3. Z-Bo went Z-Bonkers against the Warriors, but the Kings never stood a chance in this one.
Justin Jackson– 2-17-3-1-0-0-0 in 34 starters minutes. Worth adding to your watch list or a speculative add if you’re bold.
De’Aaron Fox– 16-2-6-1-1-2. Been playing pretty well since his return from injury a while back, and he’s been playing really well over his last four. He could earn the Fantastic Mr. Fox nickname, but I don’t just give those out willy-nilly!
Bogdan Bogdanovic– 4-12-3-6-3-0-1. If you weathered the bad four game stretch and held, I think he’s going to bounce back and should be pretty ownable down the stretch.
That about wraps it up for the Friday edition of the daily notes. Don’t be afraid to leave a question in the comments section.