DFS NBA Playbook: March 23 Cover Image
DFS NBA Playbook: March 23
Ted Schuster
Rodney Hood Headshot

Hood had three points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 108-101 win over the Knicks.

Hood has been wildly inconsistent this season, and his per-game averages in scoring, assists, steals, and minutes have all dipped following a breakout campaign as a sophomore in 2015-16. Given the depth of the Jazz's roster, Hood isn't being relied on as heavily as he was last year, and coach Quin Snyder will likely continue trusting the veterans that make up his bench unit on nights when Hood is struggling to find a rhythm.
8:04 am (EST)
Raul Neto Headshot

Neto recorded 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-2 FT) and one assist in 14 minutes during Wednesday's 108-101 win over the Knicks.

After appearing in 81 games during 2015-16, Neto has fallen out of the regular rotation as a sophomore, averaging only 8.1 minutes per night compared to 18.5 minutes per last year. However, Neto was able to post a season high in scoring on Wednesday, and the 10.8 minutes he's averaging in March is actually the most he has seen in any month this season.
7:53 am (EST)
Rudy Gobert Headshot

Gobert registered 35 points (13-14 FG, 9-12 FT), 13 rebounds, four blocks, one assist, and one steal in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 108-101 victory versus the Knicks.

Gobert was incredibly efficient, following up Monday's career high in blocks (eight) with a career best in scoring. Gobert has scored in double figures during 13 of 14 appearances since the All-Star break, this after finishing with less than 10 points nine times in his first 57 games of 2016-17.
7:44 am (EST)
Kristaps Porzingis Headshot

Porzingis accumulated 24 points (8-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 108-101 loss to the Knicks.

Porzingis has been solid in the last two tilts following a one-game absence due to a thigh injury. The sophomore has improved his numbers in almost every category this season, and Porzingis can be counted on across all fantasy leagues unless or until coach Jeff Hornacek decides to rest him down the stretch. The Knicks are back in action on Thursday against the Trail Blazers, and Porzingis poured in 31 points and nine boards in their last meeting.
7:24 am (EST)
Andre Iguodala Headshot

Iguodala (hip) is expected to play Friday night against Sacramento, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Iguodala sat out Tuesday's rout of the Mavericks with strained left hip. His return is not insignificant while the Warriors are without Kevin Durant (knee). Iguodala has bumped up his shot-taking and scoring in nine games without KD.
7:16 am (EST)
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)
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