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Fantasy Sports Morning Alarm: December 14
Ben Scherr
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Tyler Dorsey Headshot

Dorsey was recalled from the G-League on Thursday, KL Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.

Dorsey was sent down to the Erie Bayhawks on Tuesday and posted 15 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes in the team's win over Wisconsin on Wednesday. He'll rejoin the Hawks for Thursday's game against the Pistons, but he is not expected to play a significant role while in Atlanta this season.
11:41 am (EST)
Ante Zizic Headshot

Zizic was recalled from the G-League's Canton Charge on Thursday.

Zizic was assigned to the Charge on Wednesday for their game against Grand Rapids, and the big man posted 16 points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in just 16 minutes off the bench. He'll return to Cleveland for the team's matchup with the Lakers on Thursday night, but he is not expected to see significant minutes.
11:12 am (EST)
Tyler Ulis Headshot

Ulis supplied 16 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight assists and five rebounds across 29 minutes in Wednesday's 115-109 loss to the Raptors.

Ulis generated his second consecutive double-digit scoring effort following a four-point performance versus the Spurs last Saturday. It was also the second-year guard's best shooting percentage (75.0) in any game this season, along with his second-best assist total. Ulis continues to draw starts and has proven to be a serviceable source of assists with the ability to contribute the occasional double-digit scoring total.
10:50 am (EST)
TJ Warren Headshot

Warren registered 17 points (5-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-8 FT), three rebounds and one assist across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 115-109 loss to the Raptors.

Warren drew even with Greg Monroe for the scoring lead among the starting five, but he misfired on a one-handed, 12-foot floater in the closing seconds that would have brought the Suns to within 113-111. The four-year pro struggled with his shot overall for the second straight game, as his 33.3 percent success rate from the field marked his second consecutive game under the 40 percent-mark. Despite the recent struggles, Warren remains a primary source of scoring while Devin Booker (groin) remains sidelined and is averaging career highs in points (18.7), rebounds (5.6) and assists (1.3) over his first 30 games.
10:45 am (EST)
Jayson Tatum Headshot

Tatum registered 15 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one block across 28 minutes Wednesday in Boston's win over Denver.

The rookie sensation bounced back from his lowest scoring performance of the season, scoring 15 points on an efficient night from the field. Tatum proved once again that his offensive skill set wouldn't be prone to extended scoring droughts. His ability and willingness to rebound and defend makes him valuable on those rare nights where his scoring falters. Tatum is running with the Celtics top unit and he looks like he belongs.
10:22 am (EST)
Greg Monroe Headshot

Monroe posted 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 30 minutes in Wednesday's 115-109 loss to the Raptors.

The veteran big man drew the start in place of Tyson Chandler (personal) and produced his second double-double in his last four games. Monroe has three double-digit rebound outings overall during that span and has produced more often than not when called upon since arriving in Phoenix. His playing time has also encouragingly been steady since late November, as Monroe has seen at least 20 minutes in each of his last six contests.
10:20 am (EST)
Troy Daniels Headshot

Daniels poured in 32 points (11-16 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and added three rebounds and one block across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 115-109 loss to the Raptors.

The five-year veteran's scoring total was both a season and team high, and his contributions kept matters interesting until the closing seconds. Daniels has been heating up in recent games, as he's scored in double digits in four of the last five contests and has shot 50 percent or better in four of his last six. While he offers little elsewhere on the stat sheet, the sharpshooting two-guard can provide some scoring and shooting percentage help to owners in deeper formats and serve as a viable DFS punt play as well.
10:11 am (EST)
OG Anunoby Headshot

Anunoby registered nine points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and two rebounds across 19 minutes in Wednesday's 115-109 win over the Suns.

Anunoby bounced back to an extent from a pair subpar offensive outings against the Kings and Clippers, a two-game stretch in which he'd scored just eight points over 53 minutes. The 2017 first-round pick usually plays a decidedly complementary role on offense given the scoring acumen of his first-unit teammates, but he's proven capable of the occasional double-digit scoring effort as well. However, his production in other categories has been below average, keeping his fantasy value considerably capped for the time being.
10:04 am (EST)
Kyle Lowry Headshot

Lowry supplied 12 points (3-12 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and one steal across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 115-109 win over the Suns.

The All-Star point guard's offensive slump continued Wednesday, as he's now scored under 20 points in four straight games after having eclipsed the mark in six of his prior nine contests. Lowry's shot has unsurprisingly been considerably off during this stretch, as he's now posted a sub-30 percent success rate in two of his last three games and is averaging just 34.2 percent from the field in six December contests. Lowry's production in other categories has helped tide fantasy owners over, however, as he's averaging a solid 7.3 assists and 6.0 rebounds over that same span.
9:58 am (EST)
Jamal Murray Headshot

Murray accounted for 28 points (9-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals in 35 minutes Wednesday in Denver's loss to Boston.

A plethora of scoring opportunities have fallen into Murray's lap in the absence of Nikola Jokic (ankle), and they were compounded Wednesday with Will Barton (back) out as well. Murray has adopted more ball-handling duties in his second season and is seeing more minutes, which means more control over the offense. His fantasy value will rise with the increasing amount of opportunities. If Murray continues to emerge and scrapes his ceiling the Nuggets will have a collection of young talent that few teams can compete with.
9:56 am (EST)
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