DFS NBA Playbook: March 23 Cover Image
DFS NBA Playbook: March 23
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Tyreke Evans Headshot

Evans (ankle) finished with 18 points (8-14 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT) while posting three rebounds and two assists over 21 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 loss against the Bucks.

Evans didn't show any ill effects of his ankle injury, as he was very effective from the floor, especially from long range. He missed three of the past four games due to a sore ankle, but it appears safe to get him back into the active fantasy lineup following this impressive showing.
3:34 am (EST)
Arron Afflalo Headshot

Afflalo (personal) posted 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt) with two rebounds over 23 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 loss against the Bucks in his return to the lineup.

Afflalo missed the past two games due to undisclosed personal reasons. He certainly didn't look rusty since he misfired on just four of his attempts from the field, with three of the misses coming from behind the arc. It appears safe to get him back into the active fantasy lineup in all leagues.
3:31 am (EST)
Garrett Temple Headshot

Temple posted 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt) with three rebounds, three assists and a steal over 24 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 loss against the Bucks.

Temple returned to a bench role after starting three of the past four games with Arron Afflalo away from the team for personal reasons. The swingman was still effective for fantasy owners in leagues of 12 or more teams and will be a steady contributor down the stretch, starting or coming off the pine.
3:29 am (EST)
Willie Cauley-Stein Headshot

Cauley-Stein posted 10 points (5-10 FG, 0-1 FT) with seven rebounds, two assists and four blocked shots across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 loss against the Bucks.

Cauley-Stein was busy in the middle with Kosta Koufos (rest) inactive, clogging up the middle while serving as a defensve force. He has amassed nine blocked shots (2.25 BPG) over his past four outings. The former University of Kentucky standout has a bright future and he has really benefitted the most since the trade of DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans last month.
3:26 am (EST)
Buddy Hield Headshot

Hield posted a team-high 21 points (8-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT) with four rebounds, two assists and a steal across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 loss against the Bucks.

Hield has found a home in Sacto, posting double-digit point totals in three straight and 10 of his 11 outings in the month of March. His production and playing time was rather erratic in New Orleans but he has been a steady fantasy contributor with at least one 3-pointer in all 14 of his games since being acquired from the Pelicans.
3:23 am (EST)
Spencer Hawes Headshot

Hawes posted 10 points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT) with three rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots over 18 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 win against the Kings.

Hawes totaled 30 minutes over his past nine games with three DNP-CDs, so don't get overly excited about this performance. It's a start, but he has a long way to go before he can be trusted by fantasy owners outside of the deepest leagues.
3:20 am (EST)
Mirza Teletovic Headshot

Teletovic scored 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-8 3Pt) while posting four rebounds and two assists over 20 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 win against the Kings.

Teletovic averaged 9.4 points and 3.4 rebounds over the final five games of the teams road trip while totaling nine 3-pointers. While those numbers aren't overly impressive, the averages are higher than his season marks. He is starting to see a regular role off the bench for head coach Jason Kidd and the sharpshooter is trending upward.
3:17 am (EST)
Giannis Antetokounmpo Headshot

Antetokounmpo finished with 32 points (12-22 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-10 FT), 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a blocked shot across 40 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 win against the Kings.

Antetokounmpo scored 22 of his points in the first half while grabbing nine boards with five dimes in the first two quarters. He finished up the road trip strong averaging 27.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.5 blocked shots and 1.5 steals in the final two games of the sojourn. The Bucks return to Cream City to host the Hawks on Friday. Antetokounmpo is averaging 24.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in three outings against Atlanta this season.
3:13 am (EST)
David Savard Headshot

Savard found twine in a 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

The blueliner also fired a heart seven shots on goal, giving him 114 in 64 games this season. Savard's most impressive stat is easily his plus-27 rating, while his 22 points still leave something to be desired for a guy that put up 36 two campaigns ago.
2:30 am (EST)
Leo Komarov Headshot

Komarov scored a goal and garnered an assist Wednesday in a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.

The points were the 26th and 27th of the season in 72 games for the Russian center, who's actually taken a step back this year after a 36-point effort (in 67 contests) in 2015-16. Part of that can probably be attributed to rookies Auston Matthews (58 points) and Mitch Marner (56) cutting into Komarov's production, but he continues to maintain plenty of value in leagues that count hits given his total of 207 this season.
2:27 am (EST)
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