Gordon Hayward

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

11-17

2-2

10-10

3

3

0

1

3

34

Hayward just continues to produce. It helps to have two willing passers in Devonte’ Graham and LaMelo Ball.

Devonte’ Graham

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

7-15

2-8

3-4

2

7

3

0

1

19

Finally had a good shooting night, though he was still just 2-of-8 from deep. There’s a lot of chatter around LaMelo supplanting Graham in the starting lineup, but I wouldn’t worry too much. Graham’s going to get his regardless of whether he starts or comes off the bench. Hope you didn’t sell low.

Miles Bridges

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-6

2-2

1-1

2

2

1

2

0

13

He’s been overshadowed by the other M. Bridges and fellow Hornet P.J. Washington thus far, but Bridges has been quietly putting up borderline top-100 numbers. Now, it’s nothing to write home about, but his blocks are up and he remains perfect from the line, albeit on low volume.

LaMelo Ball

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

3-13

2-6

0-0

14

7

3

1

1

8

Everyone’s favorite Ball brother narrowly missed consecutive triple-doubles. The defensive stats are there, too. Now if the shooting percentages could come up a tick, LaMelo would be an early-round asset. Who would’ve thought?

Julius Randle

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

2-9

0-2

7-8

0

5

0

1

4

11

Finally, the Bearded Beyblade has slowed his roll. As a Knicks fan, I knew the winning wasn’t sustainable and yet I still allowed myself to believe. Goddammit. Randle will look to get back on track in the next one.

Mitchell Robinson

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-5

0-0

2-4

11

0

2

2

1

12

Man, Robinson is going to be fun to own this year. He’s kept the fouls to a minimum and whereas other elite shot-blockers like to dominate just one defensive category, Robinson does it all. Averaging just a shade under 2 steals for the year.

Austin Rivers

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-12

3-9

0-0

4

1

1

0

3

13

Rivers played a game-high 38 minutes as Coach Thibs went with an 8-man rotation. No, there was no COVID protocol in place. Thibs gonna Thibs. The Knicks guard situation is a little unappealing as Alec Burks appears to be nearly back and Rivers, Bullock, Payton, Barrett, and Quickley all need to get their minutes.

Kevin Knox II

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

7-17

5-12

0-0

5

2

0

1

2

19

Knox shot the ball 17 times and chipped in some boards and a block on his way to a nice line. He’s not worth rostering outside the deepest of leagues. At least he can shoot the three-ball better than Barrett.

Kyle Anderson

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

2-5

0-0

4-6

6

9

0

1

0

8

Slo-Mo has been a welcome surprise, coming into the game averaging 14.1/7.4/3.6. He was always a per-36 stud, but now the minutes are there too. Even when Jaren Jackson Jr. makes his return, Anderson should retain some low-end value.

Tyus Jones

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-9

1-1

2-2

5

7

3

0

2

13

Filling in admirably for the injured Ja Morant. Good source of assists and steals and he takes care of the ball well.

Dillon Brooks

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

6-15

2-8

7-8

7

3

1

2

3

21

Brooks is averaging 1.7 steals on the season, solidifying his place in the top-100. If and when that comes down to his career average of 1 steal per game, he’ll once again be a threes and points guy.

De’Anthony Melton

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

3-7

1-2

1-2

2

2

1

0

1

8

He’s your guy if you need defensive stats in a pinch. Unfortunately, he’s not going to be playing big minutes even in the absence of Morant. The FG% can hurt you, too.

Larry Nance Jr.

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-7

3-3

0-0

5

3

2

0

2

13

Nance’s game is tailor-made for fantasy hoops. Stuffs the stat sheet night in and night out. Love is nice, too, but at this point in his career he just can’t match Nance’s across the board production.

Andre Drummond

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

8-16

0-0

3-9

14

3

1

2

4

19

Points and boards, FG% anchor, defensive stats. 3-9 from the line. That’s Drummond for you.

Damyean Dotson

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

6-14

2-7

0-0

3

6

1

1

1

14

Dame Dot is making the most of his opportunity with Sexton and Garland on the shelf. He plays defense too, and I could see him carving out a nice little role even after the regular starters get back. The assists are a fluke, though.

Isaac Okoro

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-11

2-3

0-0

2

1

3

0

4

12

Jeez, Bickerstaff is not afraid of running his rook into the ground. Okoro is averaging over 35 MPG, and played 40 tonight for the shorthanded Cavs. He’s not a complete scorer but the tools are there, and the defense is already solid.

Yogi Ferrell

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

4-9

1-4

0-2

2

1

2

1

3

9

Yogi Bear is back in the association! He did what he’s always done, provided a scoring punch off the bench.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

8-16

2-4

4-7

6

4

1

2

4

22

2-4 from Three-Land is a welcome sight. Other than that, pretty boring line. He spoils us.

Khris Middleton

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

9-17

2-6

0-1

10

3

1

0

3

20

Middleton drives to the arena, drops his nightly 20/6/6, and peaces out. Then he goes and does it again the next night. And the next.

Bobby Portis

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

9-13

2-3

0-0

5

0

0

1

1

20

Crazy-Eyes is returning top-90 value in just 25 MPG. And the Bucks don’t have many bigs, so he’s not at risk of losing playing time.

Aaron Gordon

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

8-14

3-4

2-3

5

8

1

2

4

21

That’s five consecutive good performances from Gordon. Five more and I’ll start to believe a little. And yet even in a punt-FT build, Gordon is just barely within the top-100. He did dunk on Giannis, so there’s that.

Nikola Vucevic

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

11-25

4-10

2-2

13

5

0

0

4

28

4 turnovers to match his frontcourt running-mate. A sparkling line other than that.

Cole Anthony

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

4-13

1-4

3-3

3

1

1

0

2

12

Cole Anthony truthers, it’s time for us to lie low for awhile. I readily admit I thought he would be killing it with the increased workload, but I guess the shooting woes are only exacerbated with volume.

Khem Birch

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

1-3

0-0

0-0

3

1

0

0

0

2

He’s been serviceable lately, but this one is a real stinker. Someone call the Wildlife Conservation Society because this kills the Birch.

Chris Paul

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-10

0-1

4-4

5

11

1

0

1

14

CP3’s gotten off to a slow start this year. The lack of scoring and steals is especially unexpected. I can’t say I expect it to get much better, as the Suns just look like a good team whose individual parts suffer for the betterment of the whole. DBook, Ayton and CP3 have all regressed fantasy-wise.

Devin Booker

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

11-21

1-3

10-10

3

0

1

1

1

33

10-10 from the line, a steal and a block, and Booker only coughed the ball up once. No assists, however.

Dario Saric

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

4-8

1-4

4-4

6

1

0

1

0

13

Can be a contributor for the Suns, but tough to rely on for fantasy purposes.

Rui Hachimura

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

4-9

0-1

2-3

9

3

0

1

0

10

Hachimura needs to grab boards like this more often in order to be fantasy relevant. First block of the season for the neophyte.

Robin Lopez

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-6

0-0

1-5

11

2

0

0

0

11

Could be the guy to own with Bryant done for the season. He only played 4 more minutes than Mo Wagner, the other beneficiary of Bryant’s injury.

Bradley Beal

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

12-22

2-7

8-9

8

9

2

1

1

34

He had to score one more than Booker — Bradley Beal is on a warpath. Finally the Wizards win when Beal has a good game. Good efficiency and defensive stats make me a happy camper.

Davis Bertans

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

6-10

6-9

0-0

2

2

0

0

1

18

6 tres! Only took one two-point field goal attempt. Shooters shoot.

Joel Embiid

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

8-17

1-4

7-8

11

1

0

1

3

24

The Sixers only had 9 guys active for this one. What a mess it was, as Philly fell to the lowly Hawks. Embiid did his thing on the court and on Twitter, as per usual.

Tyrese Maxey

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

7-14

0-1

1-1

6

4

0

2

2

15

How much steam does the Maxey train have left in the tank? Just ride it til it crashes.

Dakota Mathias

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

6-15

2-8

0-0

2

4

0

2

0

14

When you stream an unheralded rookie who has the green light to pull everything and anything, you are playing a dangerous game. 14 points but 6-15 shooting.

Isaiah Joe

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

6-9

4-7

2-2

2

4

2

0

1

18

See above, but better. The Sixers are getting shafted so hard that they may consider signing the OG Iso Joe to a 10-day.

DeAndre Hunter

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

4-8

1-2

6-7

7

1

1

0

1

15

Just outside the top-50 on the season. Hunter good.

Trae Young

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

9-19

3-7

5-6

3

8

1

0

0

26

Brandon Goodwin

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-12

3-7

2-2

4

4

1

0

0

15

Got extended run in a predetermined game with Rondo out.

Pascal Siakam

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

9-17

0-2

4-4

13

10

1

0

3

22

Damn, Siakam. Triple-doubled in 37 minutes of play, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Blazers.

OG Anunoby

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

6-9

4-6

2-2

4

3

1

1

2

18

Nice all-around production, which is what we’ve come to expect from OG. Top-100 on the year.

Alex Len

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

0-1

0-1

0-0

0

0

1

1

1

0

Toronto is faced with an intriguing dilemma at the five. On the one hand, Alex Len can’t be worse than Aron Baynes. On the flip side, Aron Baynes can’t be worse than Alex Len. Turns out, the answer is simple: they’re both terrible.

Kyle Lowry

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

5-17

3-12

5-5

9

2

0

0

4

18

Bad shooting night for Kyle.

Fred VanVleet

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

4-13

2-7

0-0

0

6

1

0

3

10

Even worse from Fred.

Chris Boucher

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

7-12

5-8

1-1

8

1

0

3

0

20

5 threes! Give him all the minutes. Is Nurse just trying to make Boucher earn the starting job? If so, they should’ve brought in some stiffer competition.

Robert Covington

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

2-9

1-8

2-2

8

2

2

0

2

7

The Lord shot poorly and didn’t do enough elsewhere to make up for it.

Damian Lillard

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

8-16

3-6

4-4

7

5

0

1

8

23

Was only the second best sharpshooter for Portland tonight, and he coughed the ball up 8 times. Not pretty. Credit to Dame for recognizing when to defer to CJ.

CJ McCollum

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

10-19

5-11

5-6

6

5

1

0

0

30

Rose to the occasion. Top-10 so far! It won’t last, but a man can dream…

Carmelo Anthony

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

6-14

4-9

4-4

5

3

2

2

1

20

Melo already has a scoring title to his name, now he’s gunning for a DPOY with 4 stocks in tonight’s full line.

Domantas Sabonis

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

12-21

0-1

4-4

11

3

0

0

3

28

Dominated the paint. The assists numbers will be better on most nights.

Myles Turner

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

2-7

1-4

1-2

6

4

2

3

3

6

When he gets 3 swats you find yourself feeling a little disappointed he didn’t get more. Ridiculous.

Malcolm Brogdon

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

9-18

4-10

2-2

4

9

1

0

2

24

This President is in it for the long haul. Top-15 so far, and a prime sell-high candidate.

Victor Oladipo

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

8-20

2-11

3-4

3

4

6

0

3

21

2-11 from deep, but still shot the ball at a respectable clip overall. The 6 steals are video game numbers.

Doug McDermott

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

8-10

3-5

2-2

4

1

1

0

0

21

21 points from a sharpshooter is nothing when they get hot, but what’s impressive is that Dougie is doing it from everywhere. Only 9 of his 21 came on threes.

Harrison Barnes

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

10-14

2-3

8-8

8

2

1

0

1

30

Top-80 on the season.

Richaun Holmes

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

6-11

1-1

3-4

10

3

1

6

3

16

Yeah…Whiteside should not be getting more than 10 minutes a game when Holmes is on. Did his best Myles Turner impression with 6 swats.

De’Aaron Fox

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

7-19

2-6

5-7

5

9

1

1

5

21

Microcosm of Fox’s fantasy profile. Everything else is great but the FT-shooting and TOs are tanking his value big time.

Buddy Hield

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

6-11

6-11

0-0

4

3

1

0

2

18

Buddy’s had a rough go of it so far, ranking outside the top-150 as of tonight. All 18 of his points came on threes.

Tyrese Haliburton

FG

3PT

FT

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PTS

4-8

3-6

1-2

3

4

1

0

1

12

Congrats if you took a late-round flier on him, or scooped him up off the wire. May very well have won you your league.

  1. nich... says:
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    Thibs gonna thibs, man.

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