This is the Wizards' first back-to-back set of the season. Wall is coming off two knee surgeries so you can expect him to be rested on the second games of back to back sets. He played 33 minutes on Friday against the Hawks with 21 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer. Tomas Satoransky has leapfrogged Trey Burke in the rotation and could draw the start Saturday after he played 22 minutes on Friday with four points and three rebounds.
Tyler Ulis drew the start instead of James Tuesday night, which has been the case for the past several games after James endured a horrific cold streak which lasted most of November. While he's given up any shot of a starting role as a result, he's trying to make a case for more playing time from the bench, where he's put up two straight respectable showings. James' role on the team seems to be with the second unit for the time being, so the rookie warrants ownership in only the deepest of leagues at this point.
Warren continued to shoulder a bigger workload on Tuesday with Devin Booker (groin) still sidelined. While he's been effective for the struggling Suns with Booker healthy as well, Warren's three-point game has seen an uptick in his absence. Warren represents a good value, arguably one of the best in Phoenix currently without Booker.
Randolph has recorded a double-double in four of his past six games but fell a bit short in Tuesday's game. The 14-year veteran has easily been the most dependable scoring option for the Kings in recent weeks. He also comes at a very reasonable price on most DFS platforms so he's a great value option to target in those formats. With 13 straight double-digit scoring performances and good numbers in other categories, he's a reliable source for output in all formats.
Hill's averaging 25.5 minutes per game this season, which is the lowest total of the 31-year -old veteran's career. It was expected that Hill's usage would mimic his previous totals in Utah and Indiana, but that hasn't been the case. Granted, the Kings aren't an offensive powerhouse, but Hill and Zach Randolph find themselves surrounded by several youngsters that are also vying for playing time. Hill's stat lines thus far have been modest aside from some outliers, and can only be considered as a third or fourth guard in seasonal leagues.
Beal continues to put up big scoring numbers for the Wizards, adding another 28 points. The team has struggled without John Wall (knee), losing a number of games they would normally be expected to win. Wall could return as soon as tomorrow against the Grizzlies, but until he does, Beal should continue to have free reign to let fly as many times as he wants.
LeVert was great again Tuesday, scoring in double-figures for the fourth consecutive game. During that period he has seen his minutes rise to almost 30 per game. He has also been running the offense more, averaging more than seven assists. He has seen his game improve this season, and is looking like a nice waiver wire pickup with rest of season value.
Cauley-Stein had missed the previous three games with a lower back strain, but was given a probable designation going into Tuesday and took the court as expected. While he played off the bench, Cauley-Stein logged a full 30 minutes, which was essentially a starter's workload. Look for him to make a return to the starting lineup in short order and that could come as soon as Thursday's tilt with the Timberwolves.
Hollis-Jefferson finished with another double-double, as the Nets picked up their 11th win of the season. He has been very consistent so far this season, currently averaging almost 15 points per game, while adding close to one steal and one block. He thrives in the uptempo offense, and barring any major injuries, should be able to maintain this sort of production moving forward.
Prince finished with a career high in scoring while matching career highs in free-throws made and attempted. He was also extremely efficient overall, enjoying this career night on just 10 field-goal attempts. This is just the second time he has scored 20-plus points this season, but Prince has hit double figures in 20 of 27 appearances while adding decent production in the rebounding, assists, and steals categories.
Dinwiddie handed out a season-high 12 assists, helping his team to a tough victory over the Wizards. He was terrible from the field in this game, shooting just 29 percent on 14 shot attempts. The shooting is likely to continue to be an issue, but he makes up for it with his assists and handy block numbers from the point-guard position.
Making his return from a 19-game absence following a calf strain, Thompson was eased back into action and saw just six minutes. The seventh-year backup big man will likely work his way up to a respectable role over time. However, given that he was already playing a career-low 21.6 minutes per contest prior to Tuesday, Thompson may only be useful for those desperately needing help in the rebounding department in deeper leagues.
Redick backed up his 28 point outing on Sunday, with another strong effort here. He has been quietly chugging along this season, averaging almost 17 points per game. He is a really nice fit for the uptempo offense run by the 76ers, and should continue to see minutes in the mid-thirties moving forward. He is not going to provide a lot other than scoring and three-pointers, so he does hold some nice trade value if you are in need of some other categories.
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