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Terry Rozier has been a scary player for fantasy nerds since 2017. He shot 39% from the field that season on 10 attempts per game. BOO! We should’ve known, though, as he shot 36% from the field in 2016 and 27% his rookie year, but the athleticism was tantalizing. He’s young they said. He’ll develop they said. Just wait until he starts they said. Well, he started 30 games in Boston, and while the percentages did improve, the increase only took his field goal percentage from 37% to 39%. BOOOOO!!!! So why did we keep going back to Terry? Why do you slow down and gawk at an accident? There’s a chance you may see nothing. There’s a chance you may be horrified. But there’s also that chance you may see something you’ve never seen before. Well, Rozier scored 33 points in a game during the 2017 season and has messed around once in his career. Just wait until he becomes a full-time starter they said. Well, we are dummies and keep falling for the bananna in the tailpipe. In 10 starts as the man to replace Kemba Walker, Rozier was shooting….class? Yup, 38% from the field. BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! But every once in a while, he accesses a ceiling game to keep us coming back for more. Last night was that instance…

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
33 5 6 2 0 5 7/12 13/21 0

The usage rate is 25.4 and he’s averaging 31.8 minutes, 16.8 points, 2.4 tres, 3.9 boards, 5.2 dimes, and 1.1 steals. The 3.5 turnovers and 41% shooting (last night’s game increased his percentage 3%) from the field have him just outside the top 100, but he has value if you can stomach the poor percentages. Beep. Boop. Bop. You know what always shoots a high percentage? The Stocktonator.

Here’s what else I saw last night:

 

Jonas Valanciunas

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 13 2 0 1 3 0 9/14 0

In only 23 minutes! Imagine if he played 30 minutes. Imagine all the people. Living for today (ah ah ah). Imagine there’s no countries….What I didn’t imagine was JV abusing Cody Zeller in HD. Anyways, points, rebounds, and excellent percentages are what you get from JV. Get this man a varsity jacket!

Ja Morant

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 1 11 1 0 4 1/2 10/15 2/3

Played 30 minutes for only the second time this season. I don’t get it. What I do know is that Ja is good. Like really, really good. How good?

He’s drive to the bucket, take on three defenders, hit the game-winning bucket good.

Marko Guduric

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 2 0 1 1 1 4/6 6/9 1/1

Played 20 minutes off the bench. He’s averaging 18.2 minutes on the season and is a 3-and-nothing-else player.

Miles Bridges

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 4 7 1 1 0 2/2 5/11 2/2

Outside of the top 150. Do you remember when we walked 500 Myles for Turner at the beginning of last season? Well, we gonna have to walk 500 Miles for Bridges this year. He’s averaging 33.5 minutes, so no worries there. We drafted him for defensive stats, and those have been lacking. In addition, the free throw percentage has been awful, but he’s a decent shooter from the charity stripe. We walk 500 Miles and cross as many Bridges as possible before he inevitably cracks the top 100.

Devonte’ Graham

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 1 4 0 1 5 4/10 7/19 1/1

Got the start in this one and played 34 minutes. It’s happening!!!! And well deserved, as Graham has been balling out to start the season. Top 70 player. Now, the points, tres, and some boards should be there, but what impact will the move to the starting lineup affect his dimes? He should be fine but a slight downtick could happen, as he shares the backcourt with Rozier.

Malik Monk

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
20 8 5 0 1 1 1/2 8/13 3/4

Played 29 minutes. It’s happening!!! Maybe not, as Dwayne Bacon didn’t play. In addition, the shooting efficiency has been lights out to start the season (48%). He shot 38% and 36% the prior two seasons.

DeMar DeRozan

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
27 5 4 1 2 2 0 12/18 3/4

DeMar is DeLectible in DePaint and DeMidrange. Follow the yellow brick road. Follow the yellow brick road. If the scarecrow only had a brain. Well, for DeRozan, if he only shot the tres. DeDe is so solid, but the upside is limited.

LaMarcus Aldridge

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
23 4 2 0 1 0 0/1 10/16 3/4

What happened to the boards? He’s averaging 5.9 on the season after collecting 9.2 last season. LMAO! He’s turning into Brook Lopez sans the tres.

Trey Lyles

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
0 11 3 1 0 3 0/1 0/2 0

Continues to start and played 22 minutes. Talk about stayin’ in yo lane. I respect it.

Andrew Wiggins

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 8 7 2 1 2 4/7 12/23 2/2

Karl-Anthony Towns

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
28 11 4 2 0 2 3/9 7/15 11/13

I’ve been impressed with KAT this season. He’s always been a fantasy stud, but dare I say that he’s been exhibiting plenty of dog this year? He’s playing aggressively but also not backing down to anyone. Case in point, he and Rudy Gay got into a heated tussle last night and KAT stood his ground Me f’ing ow!

Jeff Teague

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 2 6 2 0 1 1/4 6/10 5/6

Played 23 minutes off the bench as Jarrett Culver got the start at point guard. He’s returning from a multi-game absence, so it will take a few games to get back up to speed.

Kawhi Leonard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
26 12 7 1 1 4 3/9 10/24 3/5

He’s human after all. The only things that can stop him are himself and load management. Number 10 player for fantasy on a per-game basis.

JaMycal Green

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
14 14 0 2 1 2 4/7 5/11 0

Played 32 minutes off the bench. Green is money and can provide tres and boards. Unfortunately, the playing time could start coming down as Paul George returns to action.

Clint Capela

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 20 0 0 2 1 0 6/7 0/2

C & C has grabbed 20 boards in three straight games. Over the last four games, he’s blocked 2, 2, 4, and 6 shots.

Russell Westbrook

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 2 2 0 0 2 2/7 6/20 3/4

Stop shooting tres!!! Russ was in foul trouble last night. That’s the understatement of the night. He committed four fouls in the first quarter!!! Ha! Anyways, on the season, Russ is still garnering a 30.6 usage rate, but he’s Robin to Hardman.

James Harden

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
47 6 7 3 0 6 7/13 12/26 16/17

James gets me so Harden excited. That is all. #4 player for fantasy and has as good a chance as anyone to finish numero uno.

Ben McLemore

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

Got the start and played 23 minutes, as Eric Gordon will miss six weeks due to knee surgery. The answer to your question is: I wouldn’t but he’s going to play.

Bradley Beal

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
44 5 6 1 0 1 4/6 17/27 6/8

Some may be disappointed with Beal this season. Why? Undercooked? Overcooked? No reason to be worried about the Beal. The usage rate is 32.9 and all the counting stats are in-line with what we expect. In fact, the dimes have increased. With that said, it’s been the shooting percentage that has kept his value down. Beal has scored double figures in every game this season and has two 40-burgers so far.

Davis Bertans

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 10 3 0 1 1 3/8 3/9 0

The boards were nice, but Bertans is primarily a tres guy. He is averaging 27.5 minutes per game and is a top 100 player for fantasy.

Enes Kanter

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
13 9 2 1 0 1 0 4/5 5/6

Got the start and played 25 minutes. Robert Williams and Daniel Theis were not available. When everyone is healthy, the center position will likely be matchup dependent.

Carsen Edwards

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 4 3 1 0 1 4/5 7/12 0

Played 20 minutes off the bench. The Celtics scored 140 points last night, so someone outside of Tatum, Kemba, and Jaylen had to score. Edwards can get hot, but doesn’t get enough run or shoot consistently enough to be fantasy viable.

Joel Embiid did not play because he can. Or is it because he can’t?

Tobias Harris

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
8 10 6 2 1 3 0/3 4/13 0

Harris is a top 60 player but something is off. Free throw shooting, shot attempts, field goal percentage, and points are down, but steals, dimes, and boards are up. I got it. He’s shooting 21.7% from downtown, but the most discernible difference is that he is no longer with Boban. Bring Tobi and Bobi back!!!

Josh Richardson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
19 6 5 1 0 2 2/4 7/14 3/5

My RichardSON has been disappointing, which makes me sad. The steals are there, but the blocks are a little light. So are the points, which makes sense because the shooting efficiency is a poor 41%. Barely a top 100 player right now.

Aaron Gordon

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 13 7 1 1 2 3/5 4/12 7/9

That’s what I’m talking about, Aaron!!! He has this potential to mess around and contribute across the board every night. He just rarely does it. I still believe in you…I think.

Nikola Vucevic

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 12 2 0 0 1 2/4 11/18 1/2

Rounding into form and will re-enter the 1/1/1 club soon.

D. J. Augustin

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
12 5 8 1 0 2 1/4 4/13 3/3

Played 27 minutes off the bench. Markelle Fultz only played 21 minutes, so even though D. J. is coming off the bench, he’s receiving similar, if not more, run than Fultz. A cheap source of tres and dimes.

Pascal Siakam

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
36 6 3 1 1 4 4/7 15/28 2/3

Siakam is 25 years old, the #19 player for fantasy, and still has room to improve. He’s averaging 0.7 steals and 0.5 blocks. With his length and athleticism, it’s well within the range of outcomes that he gets to 1 for both cats. If so, then top 5 player for fantasy?

Fred VanVleet

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
30 4 7 2 1 2 4/6 10/16 6/6

Played 40 minutes. With Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka out, it’s going to be the FVV and PS show. And it looks to be a hit. Don’t expect the excellent shooting every night. He’s shooting 35% on the year, which is probably too low, but he’s hovered in the 41% range the past three seasons.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
16 11 1 1 1 2 0 6/8 4/4

Y’all ready? Here we go….Monday…..Tuesday….Wednesday…..Thursday….Friday…..Saturday…..Sunday….Rondae!!!!! Getting run due to all the injuries and will provide points and boards, but O. G. Anunoby isn’t expected to be out long.

Terence Davis

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
15 6 1 0 0 1 3/6 5/10 2/2

Played 31 minutes off the bench. Getting run due to all the injuries. Not a great shooter, but Davis is very athletic and can contribute points, tres, and some boards.

Rodney Hood

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
25 2 1 0 0 2 5/10 9/15 2/2

Got the start and played 32 minutes. It was a successful venture into the Hood. It’s not always so smooth.

Damian Lillard

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
9 1 10 0 2 2 2/7 2/12 3/3

The Raptors have an excellent defense, but it was just one of dem days for Dame. Shit happens.

Anfernee Simons

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
17 1 1 0 0 1 3/8 6/11 2/2

Played 27 minutes. Getting the run and is a professional getter of buckets, but Simons doesn’t contribute much else besides points and tres.

D’Angelo Russell

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
21 2 8 1 1 5 0/4 6/13 9/10

Snitches never get revenge. Did you know that the Lakers are tied for the best defensive efficiency in the NBA? Now you do. Russell is going to be a usage monster for as long as he’s on the Warriors. Is he getting traded? Or is he staying? What do you guys think?

JaVale McGee

PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV 3PT FG FT
18 17 2 3 3 0 0 8/12 2/2

REVENGE!!!! Ha! I kid. What a game, though, as McGee got the start and played 27 minutes. Yes, the Warriors are that bad.

You don’t believe me? Jared Dudley played 22 minutes and scored 6 points, grabbed 3 boards, dished out 4 dimes, and blocked 1.

  1. Black Yeshua says:
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    Considering the poor recent performances, would you consider Draymond a drop? Recently dropped Otto for Bogdan, contemplating if I should get him back. Also, could sit on Draymond and pick up Bagley (or Haywood) in my league.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Naw, I’d hold

  2. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey good morning! Need to make room for the return of an injured player. Would you drop Bjelinca, Reddick, or WCS? Thanks!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Redick

  3. Jep says:
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    Sup Son!
    This season will definitely make you sweat. I saw C+C get trucked last night. Looks like concussion protocol which takes a long time compared to NFL standards. Your thoughts on dropping favors, jaylen or Dinwiddie for PJtucks? I’m leaning towards favors or staying put.

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Stay put

  4. Jeff Aces says:
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    Morning-

    12 team keeper(keep 3, lose 1 for 3rds) 10 CAT – rookies protected for 3 seasons

    Would you trade Goga FOR a 2020 3rd Rd pick and Dedmom?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I would not

  5. Trader says:
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    Best unchanged to stick On a roster in a 12 teamer:

    Augustine or Monk?

    • Trader says:
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      Chance

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Augustin

  6. Coach Scal says:
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    Hey Son! Wiggins winning me this week, who’d’ve thunk?!

    Current setup of my squad (8Team9CatH2H)

    Kemba, Bledsoe, Rozier, Conley
    Tatum, Wiggins, Oubre, BogdanB
    KAT, Gobert, Whiteside, LMA, JJJ
    IL: Fox

    Would you rather have Oladipo or Bagley for that second IL spot?

    Keep up the good stuff!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      What a world!

      Bagley

      • Coach Scal says:
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        Nice! Turned Dipo into Bagley, good to see it confirmed.

        I’m trying to get Jrue and was offering ScaryT3rry & Bagley but am now being asked for Wiggins – I’d say I have to keep Wigs as he might well finish in the top 30 when it’s all said and done? Your opinion?

        • Son

          Son says:
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          I’d sell Wiggins for Jrue

  7. Shifty says:
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    I’m in a H2H categories league, 10 teams and I was just offered:

    his Nikola Jokic for my Joel Embiid

    I feel like I have to pull the trigger on this, no? I love Embiid – he’s a monster – but I can use the assist help and also am tired of the sitting in back to backs and random rest days. The sixers also have 3 back to backs during the fantasy playoffs and his resting is what knocked my #1 seed out last year.

    I’d appreciate your input!

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Agree with you. I’d rather have Jokic

  8. Pavel says:
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    whasss gucci son?

    Wiggins been really killing it. I got offered jrue straight up for my wiggins. theyre pretty similar in stats, though jrue might get more defensive numbers and maybe more assists.
    What’s your overall take?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Ha! Gucci. Me likes.

      Wiggins for Jrue seems to be a popular thing. I’d take Jrue

  9. Purdman says:
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    I dropped Aaron Gordon for Bog Bog. Smart or regrettable?

    • Son

      Son says:
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      Probably regrettable

  10. spring blake says:
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    Thanks for the writeup! Would you consider trading for Gordon Hayward as a buy low?

    H2H Cats league -16 team – what caliber of guard would you give up?

    PG: D. White , Schroeder , SGA
    SG: Booker, Lou Williams, Huerter

    I’m weaker at SF (Rui / Harrison Barnes / Bonga) so looking to solidify the position

    • Son

      Son says:
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      I assume you have an IR spot. I’d be willing to part with White, huerter, or schroder

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