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2 weeks agoNew York Knicks guard Elfrid Payton struggled on Sunday despite playing for 37 minutes in the 140-135 double-overtime loss to the Hawks. The 25-year-old went 5-for-14 from the field, scoring 12 points. He also added four rebounds, nine assists, one block and two steals. In seven of the last eight games, the sixth-year player has been scoring over his season average of 9.4 points, which is encouraging from a fantasy perspective. On a Knicks team filled with role players rather than superstars, Payton has been doing well recently. He could be a great bench player if he's available in leagues. As luck would have it, a matchup with a bad defense in the Wizards awaits on Wednesday.--Rishi Patel - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/24 @ HOU
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,100
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2 weeks agoNew York Knicks forward Julius Randle finished with 35 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal during a season-high 46 minutes in the 140-135 double-overtime loss to the Hawks on Sunday. Randle has been a driving force on this struggling Knicks team, and he secured his second double-double in the last five games. The 25-year-old is a fantasy gem on this otherwise reeling team, and the last time the sixth-year player scored in single digits was on Dec. 5. Next up is a very favorable matchup against a porous Wizards defense on Wednesday.--Rishi Patel - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/24 @ HOU
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,800
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2 weeks agoAtlanta Hawks rookie forward De'Andre Hunter scored 19 points and had nine rebounds, one assist and five steals in the 140-135 double-overtime win against the Knicks. A lot of players had inflated minutes in this contest, and Hunter put up relatively decent numbers. Though the rookie is averaging 31 minutes on the season, he can still have off nights frequently, making him inconsistent and less reliable for fantasy owners. The 22-year-old will look to keep it going against a tough Magic squad on Monday.--Rishi Patel - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/24 @ PHI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,600
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2 weeks agoAtlanta Hawks forward John Collins supplied 32 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and one block in 50 minutes of play during the 140-135 double-overtime win against the Knicks. Collins is turning into an elite fantasy asset, securing a double-double for the seventh straight game. This was also the sixth time in seven games that the 22-year-old has scored over 20 points. The third-year player is emerging into one of the best players for a young Hawks squad and fantasy teams. Next up is a tough matchup against the Magic.--Rishi Patel - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/24 @ PHI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,800
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2 weeks agoAtlanta Hawks guard Trae Young poured in 48 points in Sunday's 140-135 double-overtime win against the Knicks. The sophomore also added one rebound, 13 assists and two steals in 48 minutes of play. The most shocking thing was that Young did this on 13-for-30 shooting, though he did make all 16 of his free-throw attempts. The 21-year-old has been on a tear lately and this is the fifth time in the last seven games in which he has scored over 30 points. His next chance to put up flashy numbers comes against a surprisingly stout Orlando Magic defense on Monday.--Rishi Patel - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/24 @ PHI
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $11,400
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2 weeks agoOklahoma City Thunder point guards Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder both scored 22 points in Sunday's narrow 112-111 loss to Boston. Paul shot 8-for-15 from the field and Schroder, who logged a team-high 38 minutes off the bench, shot 8-for-21. CP3 polished things off with five rebounds, five assists, and two steals, while Schroder had seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block. The German might be coming off the bench but he's been used heavily, and he's been in very good offensive rhythm in recent weeks, scoring 20-plus points in nine of his past 10 games. The Thunder point guards have a pair of favorable matchups against San Antonio and New Orleans coming up before the All-Star break.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/23 vs. SA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,000
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2 weeks agoDetroit Pistons point/shooting guard Brandon Knight is nearing a return, as he has been deemed questionable to play in Monday’s contest versus the Charlotte Hornets. When Knight eventually does take the floor, it will be the first time since the 2012-13 year that he suits up for the Pistons, who selected him with the eighth overall pick in the '11 NBA Draft. He is unlikely to see the considerable offensive role that he did in his first tenure with the organization, but he could factor into the team’s second unit as they deal with injuries. Should he be given the thumbs up to play, his minutes could cut into those of Langston Galloway or Bruce Brown.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Matt Schoch
Next Matchup:   2/23 @ POR
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $3,400
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2 weeks agoSacramento Kings small/power forward Jabari Parker has been upgraded to questionable for Monday’s contest versus the Milwaukee Bucks as he recovers from a right shoulder ailment. Parker last suited up Jan. 3 for the Hawks, but following a Trade Deadline deal that landed him with the Kings, he is set to appear for his fourth team in the past two seasons. When given consistent run earlier in the year, Parker was able to average 15 points and six rebounds per contest, but he had seen his role drop off considerably prior to getting injured. Where head coach Luke Walton slots him into the rotation remains to be seen, which likely caps his fantasy value for the time being.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: NBA Injury Report
Next Matchup:   2/25 @ GS
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,000
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2 weeks agoOklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continued his superb start to February, scoring 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting in Sunday's loss to Boston. He went 3-for-4 from three-point range and added six rebounds and four assists to his line. The 21-year-old guard led the team in scoring alongside Danilo Gallinari, who made his way towards 24 points with three triples and 8-for-14 overall shooting. Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 22.7 points and six rebounds through the first three games of the month. He's in a good spot to continue the nice run on Tuesday against the Spurs, who struggle to stop guards. Gilgeous-Alexander has averaged a 23-4-4 line against San Antonio in two games this season.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/23 vs. SA
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,400
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2 weeks agoDetroit Pistons power forward/center Markieff Morris is expected to be back in the mix for Monday’s contest against the Charlotte Hornets following a five-game absence. He should see a considerable workload right out of the gate as the Pistons have kept their rotations tight in the departure of Andre Drummond; the biggest decision will be whether Christian Wood -- who has quickly proven himself a breakout star -- or Morris draws the start. Either way, Morris will have considerable DFS upside Monday at his price tag with Detroit’s frontcourt picture still shaking itself out.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Matt Schoch
Next Matchup:   2/23 @ POR
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,400
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2 weeks agoDetroit Pistons shooting guard/small forward Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has been ruled out for Monday’s contest versus the Charlotte Hornets due to a hip ailment. Mykhailiuk’s absence will mark his fifth game in a row on the sidelines, further paving the way for Langston Galloway and Bruce Brown to see an expanded role on the wing. Mykhailiuk had been establishing himself as a legitimate cog in the rotation prior to his injury and in the post-Trade Deadline haze, figures to have a path at reestablishing himself. His next chance at taking the floor comes Wednesday against Orlando.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: Matt Schoch
Next Matchup:   2/23 @ POR
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $4,300
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2 weeks agoBoston Celtics forward/center Daniel Theis made his return on Sunday after a two-game absence, picking up a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double in a 112-111 win over OKC. He shot 5-for-11 from the field and 2-for-4 at the line, adding five assists. Backup center Enes Kanter settled for four points and eight rebounds. The next matchup is a really interesting one for Boston's centers, as the Celtics head to Houston to take on the center-less Rockets. Bigs dominate against the Rockets on the glass, but they are a defensive liability, so head coach Brad Stevens might elect to play a lot of small lineups on Tuesday.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/23 @ LAL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,000
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2 weeks agoBoston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker led all scorers with 27 points in Sunday's win over the Thunder, shooting 6-for-16 from the field and 4-for-9 from downtown. It was a pretty weird 30-minute performance from Kemba, as he struggled with his shot and had only one assist, but still guided the team to victory. He notched 11 points at the charity stripe with 12 attempts. Kemba's form has been inconsistent lately, so he's not a very attractive DFS option in the next couple of games against the Rockets and the Clippers. Point guards, in general, haven't had much success against either side this season.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/23 @ LAL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $6,200
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2 weeks agoBoston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum scored 26 points in Sunday's 112-111 road win over OKC, shooting 10-for-19 from the field and 4-for-7 from behind the arc. He also completed his first double-double since Jan. 19 by collecting 11 rebounds. Tatum is currently on a really good scoring streak, averaging 26.7 points per game in his last nine outings. He has two more games before the All-Star break against the Rockets and the Clippers. Both are elite opponents, but Tatum has proved in recent weeks that matchups don't matter to him, he can get buckets against anyone on any day.--Taavi Pailk - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
Next Matchup:   2/23 @ LAL
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $7,300
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2 weeks agoGolden State Warriors point guard/power forward Draymond Green was not listed on the team’s injury report ahead of Monday’s contest versus the Miami Heat, indicating that he is likely ready to take the floor. Green missed Saturday’s outing due to a back injury, paving the way for Eric Paschall to remain among the starting five. He is likely to shift back to a reserve role with Green in the mix, who will presumably take on a larger share of ball-handling duties with Andrew Wiggins having arrived in place of D'Angelo Russell. Green still presents a volatile fantasy option on a nightly basis, but his window for production has once again increased for at least the next month.--Jesse Borek - RotoBallerSource: NBA Injury Report
Next Matchup:   2/23 vs. NO
Matchup Rating:   PREMIUM   $5,400

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