April 5, 2021, 10:52 am
Here are the top adds from Sunday’s games
Chuma Okeke – Rostered in 48% of Yahoo leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 39 .411 (7/17) 1.000 (3/3) 2 19 7 5 2 1 2
My cutoff for these lists is if a player is rostered in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues, and that’s the only reason I’m putting Chuma’s line here. He’s the top fantasy option in Orlando and it hasn’t been close since the trade deadline. Pick him up.
Tomas Satoransky – Rostered in 26% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 31 .800 (8/10) 1.000 (1/1) 2 19 1 11 2 0 2
Since joining the starting lineup on March 14th, Tomas Satoransky has been a top-70 player in 9-cat leagues, and that hasn’t changed since the Bulls made all of their trades. If anything his role has been cemented ahead of Coby White in this new starting lineup. Tonight’s line shouldn’t be considered the norm for Sato, but with rather consistent averages of 10.8 points, 6.3 assists and 1.4 steals over his last 12 games, there is zero reason why he’s rostered in as few leagues as he currently is.
James Johnson – Rostered in 14% of Yahoo leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 33 .500 (8/16) .200 (1/5) 1 18 7 3 2 4 1
Johnson has been an utterly fantastic 9-cat streaming option with the Pelicans down both Zion Williamson (thumb) and Brandon Ingram (foot). Those two could be back for their next game, or perhaps they miss one or two more. Either way he’s worth finding a spot for to see if you can churn out any stats from him in these spot starts, because he can truly help in any category you may need aside from FG% and TOs.
Marcus Morris – Rostered in 24% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 28 .649 (9/13) — 4 22 7 0 0 0 2
Don’t look now, but ever since he entered the starting lineup, Marcus Morris has just barely crossed the threshold of top-100 value in 9-cat leagues. Over his last nine, Morris is averaging 16.1 points, 3.2 triples, and 4.7 rebounds to go with over 50% shooting from the field. He’s not contributing in many other areas, and if the efficiency drops off he loses his luster inc category leagues, but efficient scoring is very tough to find on the waiver wire this late in the season, and it sounds like there’s a good chance Morris is available in your league. Feel free to add him if any of those numbers help you.
RJ Hampton – Rostered in 4% of Yahoo Leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 28 .538 (7/13) — 2 16 4 3 2 0 3
Hampton jumped into the starting lineup with Michael Carter-Williams (illness) out of commission, and he looked impressive against his former team. He’s not about to lock down a 30 minute role the rest of the way with MCW, Cole Anthony (shoulder) and Otto Porter Jr. (foot) all likely back soon, but Hampton stepping up when the opportunity presented itself bodes well for his chances to earn more minutes as the Magic’s season drudges towards a close. He’s on the rise and deserves to be on watchlists everywhere, and if you want to go ahead and stream him and see where it goes I wouldn’t be against that move either.
Miles Bridges – Rostered in 60% of Yahoo leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 31 .333 (3/9) 1.000 (2/2) 2 10 5 2 0 0 4
Bridges is heading for a heap of opportunity with Gordon Hayward (knee) now added to the laundry list of Hornets injuries, but as tonight’s line shows you, that opportunity will be fraught with inconsistency and inefficiency. Bridges has still never quite figured out how to translate his athleticism and switchability into statistical production, but with no bench scoring and no real depth to unseat him, you have no choice but to find a roster spot for him and see if he can string some good games together. Be aware of his pitfalls and how frequently they can show up though.
Bruce Brown – Rostered in 6% of Yahoo leagues
MIN FG% FT% 3PM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO 20 .714 (5/7) — 0 10 6 1 1 0 0
Brown has been getting spot starts with James Harden (hamstring) out of the lineup, and as far as streaming options go, Brown is about as consistent as they get. Give him a starting role, and he’s sure to turn in productive rebounding and FG% from the guard spot while chipping in a steal or two along with very few turnovers. He’s not blowing your socks off, but there are certain builds where his services are very helpful. Continue to plug and play him unti, Harden returns.