• There were nine games on Saturday’s schedule and plenty of players that made an impact, many of whom may be available in your league so without further adieu…

    Wesley Matthews (35%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 3-8 FG, 4-4 FT, 12 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 1 TO
    Matthews has an eight game sample size with the Pacers and at his current role, it seems he needs to be rostered in all standard leagues. He scored only eight points in his first two games but reached double-digits in the following six. Over those last six games his numbers are at 16.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.5 triples. Pacers play three times next week.

    Luke Kennard (8%)
    Saturday: 22 MIN, 10-15 FG, 26 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST, 1 BLK, 6 3PM, 1 TO
    His duds are coming fewer in between with two duds in the last eight games. Over that 8 game stretch, he is at 14.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists but most importantly 3.1 triples per game which is where he gets most of his value. His defensive stats aren’t quite there so he is more of a specialist at this point. The Pistons have three games next week.

    Justise Winslow (50%)
    Saturday: 27 MIN, 6-9 FG, 0-2 FT, 13 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 3 TO
    Poor free-throw shooting continues but so does his productivity in other categories. Dragic’s return hasn’t affected Winslow’s value yet and it might not even once Dragic gets to full speed. Since missing two games with a sore knee, Winslow has 14.7 points, 5.7 assists, 6.3 assist and 2.0 triples over his the Heat’s last three games. The Heat play four times next week.

    Kelly Olynyk (32%)
    Saturday: 34 MIN, 9-13 FG, 4-4 FT, 25 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 2 BLK, 3 3PM, 2 TO
    Olynyk has been straight fire over his last four games, putting up top-15 value with 22.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals, and 2.8 triples while shooting 64.8 percent from the field and 100 percent from the stripe. His per-minute production has always been great and he is enjoying his time with James Johnson and Hassan Whiteside both sidelined but both players could already be back on Monday. Spoelstra will face a tough decision on wether he wants to take away any minutes from Olynyk as hot as he has been.

    Bam Adebayo (29%)
    Saturday: 28 MIN, 3-8 FG, 3-4 FT, 9 PTS, 16 REB, 6 AST, 2 BLK, 0 TO
    Adebayo picked up the start for Whiteside for the third straight game here and feasted on the Nets as most big men tend to do. Whiteside could return on Monday. Nonetheless and Olynyk has been too hot to take out. Adebayo remains a top-150 player even at 22 minutes per game with the upside for top-75 whenever Whiteside sits out.

    Mikal Bridges (24%)
    Saturday: 30 MIN, 4-8 FG, 3-4 FT, 12 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 0 TO
    Miles is a legit top-100 player that specializes in cash counting stats (steals, blocks and triples) as he had one of each tonight. He’s actually been more of a steals specialist lately as this was the first block he recorded in the last eight games and his three-point shooting has been down too. On the bright side, his minutes have been there all season and are not going away and he has recorded at least one steal in 18 straight games.

    Elfrid Payton (57%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 3-9 FG, 2-4 FT, 8 PTS, 7 REB, 10 AST, 2 TO
    Payton has played over 30 minutes in five straight games with 9.2 points, 6.6 rebonds, 10.4 assists and 1.2 steals over that stretch. He value is dragged down because of his poor percentages and lack of three-point shooting but if you need help in the assist column, he could help immensely. The Pelicans plays four games next week.

    Mason Plumlee (16%)
    Saturday: 25 MIN, 6-6 FG, 2-2 FT, 14 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 1 TO
    Plumlee keeps trucking along and putting up value even with Paul Millsap fully reinstated from injury. He has 9.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the six games since being moved back to the bench, not to mention his strong field goal percentage. His defensive stats have been missing lately but that should turn back around as he is still averaging 0.9 steals and 0.9 blocks on the season. The Nuggets have three games next week.

    Derrick White (45%)
    Saturday: 30 MIN, 6-10 FG, 1-1 FT, 14 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 3 STL, 1 BLK, 1 3PM, 2 TO
    White is rounding back into form after missing six games with an injury. He has 12.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.3 steals 1.3 blocks and 1.0 triples in the three games since returning and should picked up where possible. However, the Spurs play only three times next week.

    Dwight Powell (36%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 4-7 FG, 4-6 FT, 13 PTS, 8 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL, 1 3PM, 2 TO
    Since being named the starter, Powell has produced in all three games with 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.7 blocks an 1.3 triples on a ridiculous 73.1 field goal percentage in 35.2 minutes. He should be the top priority pickup right now.

    Joakim Noah (38%)
    Saturday: 17 MIN, 4-7 FG, 4-5 FT, 12 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST, 2 BLK, 2 TO
    Noah has scored double-digits in five straight with 15.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 blocks over that span with a 58.5 field goal percentage and 80.0 free-throw percentage. He is looking rather fresh after taking all of that time off last season has taken full advantage of Jaren Jackson being out of the lineup. Even with in limited minutes, Noah is well worth a look in all leagues.

    Other notable lines and players to consider…

    Wayne Ellington (11%)
    Saturday: 21 MIN, 5-9 FG, 15 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 5 3PM, 1 TO

    Cedi Osman (50%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 3-9 FG, 2-2 FT, 10 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 2 3PM, 2 TO

    Collin Sexton (50%)
    Saturday: 35 MIN, 3-13 FG, 10-13 FT, 16 PTS, 3 REB, 0 TO

    Cory Joseph (8%)
    Saturday: 22 MIN, 6-9 FG, 2-3 FT, 14 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 0 TO

    Dion Waiters (16%)
    Saturday: 28 MIN, 2-10 FG, 2-2 FT, 7 PTS, 8 REB, 7 AST, 1 3PM, 1 TO

    Cheick Diallo (16%)
    Saturday: 22 MIN, 6-9 FG, 12 PTS, 10 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 1 BLK, 3 TO

    Kenrich Williams (12%)
    Saturday: 29 MIN, 3-7 FG, 7 PTS, 5 REB, 2 STL, 1 3PM, 1 TO

    Bryn Forbes (13%)
    Saturday: 26 MIN, 6-9 FG, 1-2 FT, 16 PTS, 4 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 3 3PM, 1 TO

    Mike Scott (1%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 7-15 FG, 2-2 FT, 22 PTS, 4 REB, 1 STL, 6 3PM, 1 TO

    Jonah Bolden (2%)
    Saturday: 22 MIN, 4-5 FG, 1-1 FT, 12 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK, 3 3PM, 1 TO

    Avery Bradley (22%)
    Saturday: 32 MIN, 5-12 FG, 2-2 FT, 15 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST, 3 3PM, 0 TO

    Bruno Caboclo (1%)
    Saturday: 35 MIN, 3-8 FG, 1-2 FT, 9 PTS, 11 REB, 6 AST, 1 BLK, 2 3PM, 1 TO

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