Julius Randle 

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
28 17 9 1 0 7 0 11/19 6/8

Thus far, Julius Randle has been nothing short of phenomenal for the Thibodeau-led New York Knicks. The offense is running through him and by the looks of things, will continue to run through him, so the human Beyblade will not lack for touches. Just don’t expect the efficiency to continue, as Randle has been knocking everything down.

Immanuel Quickley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
16 2 1 1 1 1 2 4/7 6/6

There will be no puns here. Immanuel Quickley is rapidly proving himself to be an NBA-caliber guard, equipped with all the foul-drawing tendencies that tend to make for a lengthy career in the Association. Dennis Smith Jr. and Frank Ntilikina were out, but it’s safe to say Quickley has surpassed them in the rotation, as he played nearly the entirety of the fourth quarter to close out the Hawks tonight.

Elfrid Payton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
14 3 5 0 2 2 0 6/18 2/2

Elf will still get his, despite getting off to a slow start. The blocks are a nice surprise, but owners shouldn’t be expecting many of those in the future. Elf is good for assists and steals, though he will hurt your percentages while getting them.

Mitchell Robinson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
8 7 0 4 2 0 0 4/7 0

If Big Meech is getting 25+ MPG, he’s probably a top-30 kind of guy. Nerlens Noel was out tonight, and Obi Toppin is still working his way back from injury, but Thibs has had nothing but praise for the talented ball-swatter. So far this year, Robinson has been much better about not getting into early foul trouble—if that’s a thing of the past, nothing can stop him from returning elite value.

R.J. Barrett

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
26 11 5 2 0 0 1 10/19 5/7

Barrett is an enigma…the second-year guard took care of the ball tonight, not succumbing to a single turnover in 44 minutes played. His shot is still as inconsistent as they come, though, as he came into the night on an 0-for-21 stretch from deep.

Austin Rivers

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
8 2 1 1 0 1 2 3/6 0

Thibs went with an eight-man rotation tonight. Rivers will get ample PT and is worth a look in deeper settings.

John Collins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
18 8 1 2 0 1 2 8/15 2/4

Collins chipped in everywhere as he looks to get things going. It’s encouraging to see two back-to-back 30+ minute outings, though it’s worth noting that Gallinari was hurt his last time out.

De’Andre Hunter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
23 8 1 0 1 0 3 9/15 3/6

Lloyd Pierce isn’t shy about playing his guys—and with Hunter shooting like he has been, owners have to be thrilled. Lots of minutes plus lots of looks plus lots of efficiency = fantasy value? Who would’ve thought. Hunter contributes points, tres, boards, and doesn’t turn the ball over. Whether the percentages are here to stay remains to be seen.

Trae Young

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
31 2 14 1 0 8 1 9/22 12/15

He’s just fantasy excellence, man. The turnovers, not so much. Ice Trae was chirping at the refs all night long but he still found time to do his thing.

Bogdan Bogdanovic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
3 2 3 0 0 1 1 1/3 0

Bogdanovic apparently sustained an injury sometime prior to the fourth, and was battling foul trouble too. He’ll be better than this most nights.

Andre Drummond

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
10 14 4 1 1 1 0 5/15 0/2

Even when he’s bad, Drummond gives you a little bit of everything.

Larry Nance Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
4 3 3 2 0 0 0 2/6 0

Nance didn’t do much in 34 minutes of play. Jeez, the Cavs bigs were awful today. And where did all the shots go?

Collin Sexton

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
24 2 2 1 0 6 2 10/19 2/2

Ah, there they were. In fairness, Sexton shot a more-than-respectable 10-19, but coughed the ball up 5 times doing so.

Damyean Dotson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
16 1 2 1 0 1 3 6/10 1/2

Regular starting two-guard Darius Garland was out with a shoulder injury. SexSon just doesn’t have the same ring to it…DotSex? SexDotCom?

Dante Exum

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Exum earned a spot start in an injury-riddled Cavs lineup, then promptly went on to get injured himself.

Cedi Osman

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
18 7 7 2 1 3 4 6/14 2/2

Osman finally broke out of his slump with a pretty line tonight, playing a season-high 38 minutes.

Aaron Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
24 11 1 1 0 2 6 9/17 0

Yeah, this guy’s never going to put all the pieces together. His last four lines: 4/6/0/0/0, 12/5/2/1/1, 6/3/1/0/2, 15/8/5/0/0. One step forward, two steps back. This was Gordon’s best line of the young season, and yet I wouldn’t be surprised to see something totally pedestrian his next time out.

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
23 8 2 2 3 0 2 9/16 3/3

Vooch is very, very good. 9-16 from the field, 5 stocks, and 2 tres to round it out.

Michael Carter-Williams

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0/4 0

Yuck. Sign here if you want to give Cole Anthony all the backup guard minutes.

Cole Anthony

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
9 5 4 0 1 2 1 2/9 4/5

The shooting was poor, but the counting stats are respectable. Give Anthony a look if you’re desperate for dimes.

Khem Birch

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
12 12 1 1 1 1 0 5/7 2/2

Satisfying line from Birch, but he’s not going to do this most nights in just 17 MPG.

Gordon Hayward

He’s as solid as they come. An early mid-rounder, through and through.

P.J. Washington

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
12 8 5 0 0 1 2 4/10 2/2

Looks good, but where are the stocks?

Bismack Biyombo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
4 4 4 0 1 3 0 2/7 0

I never thought I’d say it, but…Cody Zeller’s services are desperately needed. Is Frank Kaminsky on a roster?

Terry Rozier

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
12 3 4 0 1 1 2 3/8 4/4

Finally cooled off a bit. When Scary Terry sees LaMelo nipping at his heels, he turns into Meek Terry. He’s going to do everything in his power to remain in the starting lineup.

Devonte’ Graham

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
15 2 1 0 0 0 5 5/13 0

Talk about your job being in danger. Graham’s shooting woes have intensified this year, as he’s connecting on a measly 25% of his shot attempts so far.

LaMelo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
12 7 9 2 0 2 0 5/16 2/3

The Charlotte guards combined for 13-for-37 from the field tonight. Other than that, things are looking up for the youngest Ball brother.

Joel Embiid

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
14 11 4 2 3 1 0 4/10 6/8

Yessir. Joel is off to a top-ten start.

Tobias Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
22 5 2 0 0 1 2 10/16 0

Tobi isn’t far behind, returning top-15 value in 9-cat. What a dilemma—in real life, he’s frequently overrated. But in fantasy, put some respect on Tobi’s name!

Darius Bazley

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
16 8 2 2 1 2 3 5/10 2/3

Oklahoma City got thumped by the Heat on their gradient Vice-themed court. What was more eye-popping than the cyans and the magentas? Efficiency, boards and stocks from Bazley.

Al Horford

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
2 5 1 0 0 0 0 1/6 0

Horford’s first real stinker of the year. When he plays, he should still be decent as OKC isn’t exactly stacked at the five.

Kelly Olynyk

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
19 8 1 0 0 2 5 7/9 0

Damn Kelly, that’s how you feel? Rosterable in 14-teamers as long as he’s getting ~30 MPG. The 1.3 blocks per game are probably a fluke, though.

Jimmy Butler

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
18 3 6 1 0 0 0 6/12 6/6

Bounced back from a horrendous first outing after hurting his ankle. Too bad it was a blowout—Butler hasn’t replicated his first-game brilliance yet, but it will come.

Tyler Herro

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
7 9 8 1 0 2 1 3/9 0

Flirted with a triple-double. The lack of defensive stats is annoying, but that’s what you get when you play Herro Ball.

Goran Dragic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
7 0 7 0 0 2 1 3/7 0

Singling out this line because it goes to show, even if he’s got nothing else going, Dragic will get you your points and assists.

Jayson Tatum

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
40 6 2 0 2 1 5 11/19 13/13

He and Brown are so, so good. Celtics fans are lucky to have them. Tatum showing why he was drafted in the first round in so many leagues.

Semi Ojeleye

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
12 8 1 0 0 1 3 4/9 1/2

Coach Stevens went with a smaller lineup, and Ojeleye was the main beneficiary. I wouldn’t read too much into it, but Stevens has been very noncommittal about Theis and TT, so it’s possible this is more of a long-term move. It doesn’t bode well for the vets that someone else showed up to play…

Robert Williams III

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
11 15 0 1 2 3 0 4/5 3/3

The Timelord has arrived. 20 minutes. Double-double. 3 blocks. Unleash. Him. Brad.

Payton Pritchard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
23 2 8 0 0 3 2 8/13 5/5

Pritchard is going to have some nice value until Kemba returns. With Teague and Smart potentially missing time as well, Pritchard will be given all the minutes he can handle.

Pascal Siakam

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
22 6 3 0 1 1 2 7/15 6/7

Had to remind them who he was. Not indicative of his potential, but considering what we’ve seen from Spicy P so far this year, it’s encouraging.

Kyle Lowry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
18 5 5 2 0 1 1 5/13 7/8

A solid night for the 34-year-old.

Fred VanVleet

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
35 8 3 2 0 2 6 13/20 3/4

Sheesh. Did he have another kid? VanVleet tried to put the 1-5 Raptors on his back but forgot that a baby bjorn is meant to be worn on the front. Get back in the lab, Dad.

Chris Boucher

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
9 6 1 2 2 1 1 2/6 4/6

Not to be outdone by the Timelord, Boucher couldn’t quite match the per-minute production, but he put up a valiant effort.

Luka Doncic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
33 16 11 0 0 8 3 12/25 6/6

Over 50% from the field and perfect from the line? That has to be the shocking part of this line, as triple-doubles have become commonplace for the young MVP-candidate. Unfortunately, no defensive stats and 8 TOs. Still a beauty.

Willie Cauley-Stein

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
15 7 2 1 1 0 0 5/7 5/6

Got the start and made the most of it. Could have some value until KP gets right.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
30 7 2 0 0 2 8 11/14 0

When he’s hot, he’s hot. Points and tres from THJ. Ask no more and he won’t let you down.

Christian Wood

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
23 7 0 1 1 3 0 8/15 7/8

Yup.

John Wall

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
14 4 4 0 0 2 1 4/10 5/5

This is closer to what we can realistically expect from the former All-Star. He’s still the quickest guy on the floor, most nights.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
21 3 10 2 0 2 3 5/17 8/10

Pedestrian line from the No. 1 overall fantasy player.

Eric Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
20 5 2 1 1 1 4 5/12 6/6

Solid production from Gordon, who’s chugging along.

Jerami Grant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
24 4 3 1 3 2 4 10/25 0

Sheesh. People clowned him for leaving Denver for a bigger role, but it’s looking like the decision could result in a huge payday down the line. Could very well sustain early-round production the rest of the way.

Mason Plumlee

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
4 8 6 1 0 2 0 2/7 0

Plumlee’s been invaluable this year at the low cost of a late-round pick. The steals and FT% will dip, though.

Killian Hayes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
7 0 1 0 0 3 1 3/7 0

Appeared to injure his hip in the third quarter. He could be worth stashing in deep formats since he seems to have a lock on the starting PG position, but it will require patience.

Delon Wright

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
2 2 2 1 0 1 0 1/2 0

Might be in Casey’s doghouse. This should’ve been a huge season for Wright, but Derrick Rose, Josh Jackson, and rookie Saddiq Bey have been stealing away his minutes. I’m holding at least until we get a timeline for Hayes, but I wouldn’t blame you if you moved on.

Derrick Rose

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
24 2 8 1 0 0 2 9/18 4/4

Still got it. Hayes is still a ways away from eclipsing even post-injury DRose.

Svi Mykhailiuk

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
13 3 3 1 1 0 3 3/6 4/4

Another piece in Detroit’s wing puzzle. Got extended run today and played well.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
43 9 4 0 1 3 2 17/24 7/9

43 on 24 shots. Giannis might still be getting better.

Brook Lopez

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
8 7 1 1 2 3 2 3/7 0

BroLo gets a blurb for doing his job. All I see are some boards, 2 threes, and 2 blocks. A job well done.

Jrue Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
15 6 7 3 0 1 2 6/10 1/1

If Jrue can keep up the decreased TOs, it’d be a huge boon to his fantasy value.

Domantas Sabonis

Sabonis may have fouled out, but he had no trouble getting close to his season averages of 20/11/7. Sabonis is shooting threes and getting a smattering of stocks this year, and it’s beautiful to watch.

Malcolm Brogdon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
21 7 11 3 1 0 4 8/18 1/2

46 minutes! Brogdon reminds me of a former Pacer in that Brogdon have it all.

Victor Oladipo

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
25 5 6 2 0 2 5 8/17 4/6

Vic had a vintage performance in a double-OT thriller against New Orleans.

Justin Holiday

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
9 7 5 1 1 3 3 3/9 0

Second only to Malcolm Brogdon in minutes played. Justin has always been a workhorse for whatever team he’s on, and tonight he contributed a little bit of everything.

Brandon Ingram

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
31 4 8 1 2 1 1 12/31 6/6

Ugly shooting night, but that’s what can happen when you try to will your team to a double-OT victory, falling short in the attempt.

Zion Williamson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
24 10 2 1 1 3 0 9/19 6/8

Punting FT%, Zion has been returning top-75 value on the year. This is a nice all-around line and Zion even went 6-for-8 from the line.

Eric Bledsoe

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
12 11 5 0 0 4 1 7/11 0

SVG was on the record as saying he needed to do a better job of utilizing Bledsoe. Clearly he wanted to avoid another “I Dont wanna be here” fiasco. It seems to have paid off, with Bledsoe putting up back-to-back good performances.

Lonzo Ball

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
18 6 6 0 0 4 4 7/11 0

Lonzo didn’t have to sacrifice much to achieve mutual greatness, as he continues to roll with top-80 value in punt-FT% builds.

Josh Hart

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
3 10 3 0 0 0 0 1/5 1/1

What makes Hart such a prolific rebounding guard? The world may never know.

Richaun Holmes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
4 3 0 1 0 1 0 2/4 0

Got into foul trouble and put an end to his string of good games. He’s still the center to own in Sacramento, make no mistake.

Harrison Barnes

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
18 9 1 1 0 0 1 5/12 7/8

Barnes has been the same player for at least four years now. Points, tres, and boards.

De’Aaron Fox

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
18 4 7 3 1 3 2 5/12 7/8

Damn, I wish Fox hadn’t cut his dreads. He looked so cool running the court in transition. Hasn’t stopped him from returning top-60 value thus far.

Hassan Whiteside

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
8 2 0 0 3 1 0 2/5 4/5

Only played because Holmes was in foul trouble. Yes, Whiteside can be an elite fantasy asset in just 20 MPG. Yes, he could be rosterable in just 15. Is it worth the headache and dealing with Walton’s rotations? I doubt it.

Draymond Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
5 5 5 2 0 1 1 1/3 2/2

The engine’s revving…when I see D. Green and some 5s on the screen, I think 5×5.

Andrew Wiggins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
16 3 5 1 1 3 2 7/15 0

Give credit where credit’s due, Wiggins isn’t as bad as his start indicated. Last year he chipped in some defensive stats, and he’ll need to do the same this year in order to return value.

Kelly Oubre Jr.

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
18 3 2 1 2 0 4 6/13 2/2

Somehow Oubre added another lowlight to his miserable start to the season, but thankfully the line doesn’t reflect Shaqtin’ moments.

Stephen Curry

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
30 9 8 0 0 2 5 9/18 7/7

Immediately follows up a 62-pt explosion with a casual 30. Steph is back.

Eric Paschall

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PTM FG FT
14 7 4 0 0 1 2 6/10 0

A pretty little line from Paschall. The Dubs have so many guys of Draymond’s build with chinstraps, it’s uncanny.

  1. J-Man Grizzle

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    great piece thanks much

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