2017 NFL Fantasy Football Handcuff Report: Week 7 Cover Image
2017 NFL Fantasy Football Handcuff Report: Week 7
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Jeff Teague Headshot

Teague scored 11 points with six assists and two rebounds in 25 minutes in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio. He sat late in the fourth quarter in favor of Tyus Jones at point guard when the game was close.

It's a bit of a head scratcher why Minnesota would trade for Teague and sit him late in a close game. Head coach Tom Thibodeau may not have liked Teague's defensive effort as Teague was a -17 while Jones was a +9 in plus-minus. Teague should still get the bulk of minutes at point guard, but Jones looked much improved and has gained more confidence from Thibodeau.
1:03 am (EST)
Goran Dragic Headshot

Dragic tallied 17 points (6-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, five rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes during Wednesday's 116-109 loss to the Magic.

Though Dragic didn't shoot efficiently, he managed to rack up six assists while impressively committing no turnovers. Overall, the performance was nothing too out of the ordinary for Dragic, who posted 20.3 points, 5.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game last season.
1:02 am (EST)
Hassan Whiteside Headshot

Whiteside racked up 26 points (11-18 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 22 rebounds, one assist and one block across 36 minutes during Wednesday's 116-109 loss to the Magic.

Whiteside compiled five 20-point, 20-rebound efforts last season -- an elite mark. There's little doubt he'll continue to be a premier fantasy option at center after posting 17.0 points, 14.1 boards and 2.1 blocks during 2016-17. The team's next matchup will be Saturday against the Pacers, where Whiteside will face off against Myles Turner, one of the up-and-coming centers in the association.
12:59 am (EST)
Lance Stephenson Headshot

Stephenson finished with 16 points (6-19 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 2-5 FT), three assists, one rebound, one steal and one block across 24 minutes during Wednesday's 140-131 win over the Nets.

Despite playing only 24 minutes, Stephenson fired off 19 shots Wednesday. He didn't rack up much else in the box score, but if he continues to take a high volume of shots, he should be looked at in many fantasy formats as a waiver wire pickup or flier in DFS.
12:55 am (EST)
José Quintana (L) Headshot

Quintana will start Game 5 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Thursday, Tyler Kepner of The New York Times reports.

The Cubs were able to avoid the sweep with a 3-2 win Wednesday, forcing a Game 5 in Chicago that will feature Quintana opposite Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. In his first start of the NLCS -- which was cut short because he was used in relief two days prior -- the southpaw allowed two runs on two hits while striking out four batters and walking two. As long as he's effective, the Cubs will look for Quintana to pitch deeper into Thursday's must-win contest, seeing as he'll be working on regular rest and Wade Davis is unavailable due to a 44-pitch outing Wednesday.
12:54 am (EST)
Domantas Sabonis Headshot

Sabonis tallied 16 points (7-7 FG, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds and one assist across 19 minutes during Wednesday's 140-131 win over the Nets.

Sabonis' 16 points on perfect shooting from the field was certainly impressive, though his workload and volume weren't exactly encouraging. Across 20.1 minutes per game last year, he averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds, so unless he's made massive strides in his game over the offseason, there's a chance Wednesday's effort will ultimately be looked back on as an outlier. That said, one game is still a small sample size. He could be worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats.
12:52 am (EST)
Jaden Schwartz Headshot

Schwartz had three goals in a 5-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday.

Schwartz is already up to double digits in points with 11 following this outburst. He'd been more of an assist-focused scorer to date, but this might be a springboard to get him going on the goal side of the scoresheet too.
12:45 am (EST)
Vladimir Tarasenko Headshot

Tarasenko had a goal and an assist in a win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday.

Tarasenko is up to eight points now and looks like he's going to be in position to set a new career high in points. That would put him above 75, which would thrill the Blues and his owners.
12:35 am (EST)
Jake Allen Headshot

Allen turned aside 22 of 24 shots in a 5-2 Wednesday win over Chicago.

Allen was perfect in 5-on-5 situations, and it's not his fault that he had to face seven penalty kill situations. Although his .917 save percentage still wasn't great, this was a step in the right direction for him.
12:33 am (EST)
JaMychal Green Headshot

Green will undergo an MRI on his injured left ankle Thursday, David Aldridge of Turner Sports reports.

Green rolled his ankle in the first quarter of Wednesday's game and had to be helped off the floor. He didn't return, finishing with just two points (1-2 FG), one rebound and one assist in four minutes of action. There should be a clearer idea regarding the severity of the injury following Thursday's tests.
12:30 am (EST)
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