Jarrett Allen

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-9

0-0

9-14

23

18

1

0

5

1

In Brooklyn, the veterans always preferred DeAndre Jordan over him, even though he was better. Now in Cleveland, he’s forced into a timeshare with Andre Drummond and Larry Nance Jr. When will Allen get his due? According to leading armchair psychologists, it was all that pent-up frustration that led to this outburst. In contention for the line of the year so far.

De’Angelo Russell

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-19

3-9

1-2

18

2

4

1

0

0

A forgettable line from a top-80 guy on the year. Yeah, Minny is bad. They need KAT back pronto, but this one was winnable even without.

Malik Beasley

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-14

0-6

0-0

10

7

3

1

0

4

The counting stats are there, but like the rest of the team, Beasley shot poorly. As a team, Minnesota shot less than 40% from the field. Yuck.

Darius Garland

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

9-18

1-4

0-0

19

3

11

0

0

2

Double-doubled on efficient shooting. What more can you ask for, especially from a guy who was seen as a late-round flier at best?

LeBron James

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-12

2-6

9-11

21

7

9

2

1

2

LeBron James had a day. The King is posting top-30 value on the season a quarter of the way through.

Montrezl Harrell

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-9

0-0

3-4

19

3

0

2

1

0

No line seems blurb-worthy following LeBron. Harrell was money from the field and contributed defensively–hey, he’s only 0.3 off from averaging a steal and a block per game.

Clint Capela

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-11

0-0

0-0

16

13

1

1

3

2

Capela is averaging nearly 15/15 on the year with 2 blocks to boot. One of the premier punt-guard stats guys.

Trae Young

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-15

1-4

10-11

25

4

16

2

0

7

Seven turnovers are really, really unattractive. Kind of puts an asterisk on the night. Still, the rest of the line proves Ice Trae is heating up–he’s returning 3rd overall value in the last two weeks.

 P.J. Washington

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

3-12

0-2

0-0

6

7

3

2

1

1

Could’ve been a nice all-around line had P.J. not shot so poorly. Salvaged it by contributing a bit of everything.

Cody Zeller

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-15

0-1

3-4

19

12

2

1

2

1

Zeller was fantastic for the shorthanded Hornets, playing 39 minutes and somehow still finishing 4th on the team in minutes played. HC Borrego played just eight guys!

Malik Monk

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

11-18

9-13

5-5

36

5

2

0

0

2

When all had given up on him…the Monk rose. On top of the scoring outburst, hit the shot to send it to overtime as the Hornets overcame Miami in a close one. The monastery is open, folks.

Jimmy Butler

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

9-17

0-3

7-10

25

9

5

4

0

3

Jimmy Buckets couldn’t get the game-winner to fall, but he still looked out for his fantasy owners with four steals.

Bam Adebayo

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

10-15

0-0

3-4

23

9

2

0

3

1

Bam fouled out, yet still played a team-high 39 minutes.

Andre Iguodala

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

3-7

3-7

0-2

9

4

5

1

0

1

His days as a fantasy contributor are over, but Iggy managed to cobble together something pretty decent in 27 minutes of action.

Max Strus

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-11

5-9

0-0

19

2

0

1

0

1

Came in on a two-way contract and got buckets. 7-11 from the field on his way to 19 points in just 20 minutes played. Probably won’t happen regularly, but nice to see.

Julius Randle

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-16

1-4

8-9

23

11

7

2

0

5

I’ve been writing about and watching this guy every week. He’s playing well in a system that’s built around him. He’s probably an All-Star in terms of numbers but is still not a part of the Knicks’ future, in my eyes.

Mitchell Robinson

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

4-6

0-0

1-2

9

8

0

0

1

0

Early foul trouble killed what could’ve been a monster line.

Immanuel Quickley

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-13

2-7

4-4

16

6

7

0

0

1

The kid just keeps on delivering. After drawing praise from veterans around the league, he’s showing why. Outplayed Payton and got the minutes to show for it.

Lauri Markkanen

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

11-18

6-12

2-2

30

5

2

1

0

4

Could not miss in the first half. Didn’t do much besides launch threes, though.

Coby White

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-12

1-4

2-2

13

4

6

0

0

4

Played a team-high 37 minutes. He’s been disappointing this year, and you can blame his FG% for that. Ranks outside the top-100.

Thaddeus Young

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-10

1-1

0-1

13

8

8

1

1

1

He’s going to be very good while Wendell Carter Jr. is out. After that, he will fall off quite dramatically.

Nassir Little

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

11-18

5-7

3-3

30

6

1

1

2

1

Whoa. The young guys stepped up for the Blazers tonight. The extended run likely owes to the fact that Milwaukee was up so much and so early. Still, this is very impressive and Little may be worth a look until the Blazers get some of their wing depth back.

Anfernee Simons

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-15

3-8

2-2

15

3

5

0

2

0

I’m only writing blurbs for Blazers 21-years or younger tonight. Simons had the green light and produced, albeit on 5-15 shooting.

Khris Middleton

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-6

4-4

3-4

17

5

9

2

0

1

17 points on 6 shots. The bionic deer is what I’m calling Middleton from now on.

Jrue Holiday

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

10-14

2-3

0-0

22

7

6

3

0

2

Team-high in the plus-minus category, plus he dominated pretty much everywhere else.

Bobby Portis

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

9-13

3-5

0-1

21

8

2

2

1

1

Portis is having a really solid year in Milwaukee. Somewhat unreliable for fantasy purposes, as his minutes are sporadic, but he should get 20+ minutes which translates into low-end value.

Harrison Barnes

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-14

5-9

3-3

24

8

4

1

1

3

Barnes has really stepped up the playmaking ability this year, averaging a career-high 3.4 assists a game. Granted that may regress to the mean, but I still think the Kings are just moving the ball a lot this year and that number will stay relatively high.

Richaun Holmes

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-7

0-0

5-7

17

10

3

0

6

4

Holmes is still the big man to own in Sactown. Six blocks! That’s Myles Turner’s music!

De’Aaron Fox

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

14-24

3-10

7-7

38

4

12

1

0

6

What a game. Six turnovers are excusable when you’re doing these kinds of things on a basketball court. Making his case for an All-Star appearance.

Tyrese Haliburton

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

2-7

1-4

0-0

5

11

6

1

0

1

Was able to contribute despite shooting the rock poorly. That’s a mark of a good fantasy player.

Zion Williamson

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-13

1-2

4-4

17

8

2

2

3

4

Zion did it all tonight, raking in the defensive stats as well as doing his usual thing on the offensive end.

Brandon Ingram

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-20

1-7

7-8

20

5

2

1

1

1

6-20 from the field is not pretty. The rest of the line makes it stomach-able.

Willy Hernangomez

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-11

0-1

1-2

13

11

2

1

0

1

Honestly, I thought Willy was still in Charlotte. As we knew from his days as a Knick, Willy can score in a hurry. He’s just a defensive sieve.

Josh Hart

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-13

1-5

2-2

15

13

4

2

0

0

Don’t get too excited. Let’s see Hart do this a few more times before anyone rushes to the wire. Still great stuff—lucky you if you streamed him hoping for some out of position boards.

Jae’Sean Tate

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-6

1-2

0-0

11

7

4

0

1

2

Tate has been receiving inconsistent run and probably will continue to split minutes with the likes of Danuel House Jr. and David Nwaba. This is a good indication of what he can do in the years to come, which is contribute in several categories.

Christian Wood

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-13

2-3

0-1

18

11

1

1

2

0

The Rockets are 7-3 since trading away their franchise player, and Christian Wood is a big reason why.

John Wall

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-12

4-5

0-0

18

6

5

2

1

3

John Wall did everything right as the Rockets obliterated the young Thunder squad. To think that a few years ago this was a marquee matchup. Wall is good for top-60 value on the season.

Danuel House Jr.

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

4-8

4-6

1-1

13

4

1

1

1

0

House Jr. had his best line since returning from COVID protocol, showcasing his ability to score while chipping in defensive stats. Could be a source of sneaky production in 12-teamers.

Al Horford

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-13

2-3

0-0

12

7

3

2

1

1

If Big Al was Al Jefferson, then can Al Horford be Old Al? Suits his game better. Old Al’s still got some juice in the tank, so Isaiah Roby may be a trade away from fantasy relevance.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-15

2-5

1-2

19

2

5

1

2

5

Shai is a top-40 fantasy player on a young, developing team that sucks right now.

Hamidou Diallo

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-7

1-2

2-3

15

2

4

1

0

0

In just 15 minutes, Diallo delivered the goods. He’s quickly becoming one of those per-36 darlings, and seems to have a knack for passing the ball.

Deandre Ayton

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-12

0-1

0-1

10

17

1

0

1

2

Ayton grabbed all the boards tonight, and almost fouled out doing so. Still not quite producing at the level owners would’ve hoped for.

Chris Paul

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

14-20

4-7

2-2

34

9

9

2

0

5

Yeah, CP3 is nice. Still top-30 on the year, in his age-35 season. Elite, year after year.

Kristaps Porzingis

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-15

3-7

4-4

19

10

1

1

3

4

Some argue that Porzingis can’t function as the second star on this underperforming Mavs squad. Porzingis tried to shut them up tonight, but unfortunately the Mavs still fell to a Devin Booker three to take the game. It’s rough in Dallas.

Luka Doncic

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-19

1-4

10-11

25

5

8

2

2

4

The defensive stats were there for Luka so fantasy owners are pleased, but he must be feeling pretty miserable.

Josh Richardson

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

9-16

2-6

4-4

24

5

4

2

0

2

This is what folks were looking for out of JRich, as he showed why he’s a highly-regarded asset around the league. Nearly iced the game with two clutch FTs in the fourth.

Brandon Clarke

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-10

0-1

4-4

18

6

2

1

2

0

Clarke is playing well after Memphis faced a string of PPDs. Should still have a chance to prove himself before JJJ gets back.

Xavier Tillman

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

4-6

0-0

2-3

10

9

1

2

2

1

Another beneficiary of Jaren Jackson Jr. missing time, Tillman had a gem of a line tonight.

Kyle Anderson

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-11

2-4

1-3

17

8

3

0

1

0

Slo-Mo has been good—the question is whether he can maintain this level of production when the Grizz are healthy. I predict a dropoff in scoring and playmaking but a slight bump in steals and blocks.

Tyus Jones

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

5-9

1-3

0-0

11

3

14

2

0

1

Memphis went super small, with Jones, Melton, Bane, and Konchar all getting extended run. Jones is by far the best passer of the bunch, with 14 shiny dimes today.

De’Anthony Melton

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

6-14

5-9

0-0

17

7

5

2

1

2

With De’Anthony, he’s rarely Melton hot, and thus the shooting is usually putrid. But he’s a defensive monster.

Gorgui Dieng

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

8-10

3-3

0-0

19

9

1

0

1

1

Will be irrelevant when Valanciunas returns, which should be very soon.

Keldon Johnson

FG

3PT

FT

PTS

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

7-16

3-8

8-8

25

10

3

1

1

1

Perfect from the line, double-double, stocks. Top-85 on the season. Also a bright spot in today’s joint stinker from the Spurs.