• John Collins delivers full 20/8/1/2/2 line in win
    John Collins contributed 20 points, eight rebounds, an assist, two steals, two blocks and three triples in Sunday’s victory over the Spurs.

    Advice: Collins finished behind only Lauri Markkanen (26 points) and Jordan Clarkson (20) in the scoring department, as he turned in yet another strong performance. Since Simone Fontecchio and Kelly Olynyk were traded, Collins has averaged 16.0 points, 11.3 boards, 0.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 triples while shooting 54.3% from the field and 89.5% from the charity stripe. The extra frontcourt opportunities have done wonders for him, as he’s posted third-round value in that span. Fantasy managers frustrated with his early-season production can breathe a sigh of relief that they practiced patience and enjoy his strong numbers for the final stretch of the fantasy campaign. Rotoworld 21 minutes ago
  • Jonathan Kuminga scores 19 points in 25 minutes
    Jonathan Kuminga recorded 19 points (5-of-10 FGs, 9-of-13 FTs), six rebounds, and three assists in Sunday’s loss to the Nuggets, playing 25 minutes.

    Advice: After being limited to six points in Friday’s win over the Hornets, Kuminga was more productive as a scorer on Sunday. However, if there is anything for fantasy managers to be concerned about, it’s the playing time. With the Warriors getting closer to full strength, Kuminga has played 25 minutes or less in three of his last four outings. Before this stretch, he had logged at least 27 minutes in 14 straight games. Over the past two weeks, Kuminga is ranked just inside the top 200 in 9-cat formats. By comparison, he was a top 75 player during that 14-game stretch in which heavy minutes were the norm. Some of the minutes that were going to Kuminga have been given to Gary Payton II, who, in 14 minutes on Sunday, contributed five rebounds, one assist, and two steals. While Jonathan is worth holding onto in standard leagues, shallow league managers may have a decision to make. Rotoworld 24 minutes ago
  • I’m still here: Zach Collins goes 17/8/3/1/1
    Zach Collins notched 17 points, eight boards, three assists, a steal, a block and a pair of three-pointers in 21 minutes Sunday in a 128-109 loss to Utah.

    Advice: Collins has now scored double-digit points in back-to-back games, but the fact that this is a notable piece of information should tell you all you need to know about how his season is going. In February, Z-Co has averaged just 7.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists across 18.1 minutes, and he’s ranked outside the top 200 in per-game fantasy hoops value. He started the season out with such promise, but his fantasy value has quickly gone down the tubes. Collins is rostered in 46% of Yahoo leagues, which is about 45% too much. Rotoworld 29 minutes ago
  • Stephen Curry goes ice cold from three vs. Nuggets
    Stephen Curry shot 6-of-19 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line in Sunday’s 109-92 loss to the Nuggets, recording a line of 20 points, one rebound, four assists, and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Curry was ice cold from beyond the arc on Sunday, and not in the way that Andre 3000 and Outkast fans would prefer. He made just one of his ten attempts, his worst effort since going 0-of-9 in a January 7 loss to the Raptors. Over the past two games, Curry shot 11-of-33 from the field (4-of-21 3-pointers). Despite the shooting struggles, he’s ranked just outside the top 25 in 8- and 9-cat formats over the past two weeks. Given Curry’s greatness, fantasy managers should not be concerned about his mini-slump. And with the Warriors visiting the Wizards on Tuesday, that is an excellent opportunity for Steph to get untracked. Rotoworld 33 minutes ago
  • Aaron Gordon tallies 17 points, full stat line
    Aaron Gordon finished Sunday’s win over the Nuggets with 17 points (7-of-10 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), six rebounds, two assists, three steals, and one blocked shot in 33 minutes.

    Advice: While Gordon’s season-long fantasy value has been well outside the top 100 in 8- and 9-cat formats, he’s been excellent over the past two weeks. Averaging 16.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 0.6 3-pointers, AG is ranked just outside the top 50 in 8-cat formats during that period. The overall fantasy value may not be great, but Gordon does enough (and plays heavy minutes as a starter) to justify being rostered in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld 38 minutes ago
  • Victor Wem-block-yama swats 5 in 3rd straight game
    Victor Wembanyama finished Sunday’s loss to Utah with 22 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, a steal, five blocks and a three-pointer across 27 minutes.

    Advice: Mon Dieu! This was another bananas stat line from the French phenom who has now blocked five shots in three straight contests. He leads the league in swats at a whomping 3.3 per tilt, and if he keeps up his current pace, he’ll finish the season among elite company. Currently, Wemby’s blocks per game are sixth-most by a rookie all time behind only Manute Bol, David Robinson, Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning and Mark Eaton. The monster block totals have been a boon for Wemby’s fantasy value, but he’s been no slouch as a scorer. He’s a top-10 fantasy player on the season, but he’s been a top-2 option since returning from the All-Star break. Wemby is just scratching the surface, and as Frank Sinatra famously crooned, “The best is yet to come.” Rotoworld 42 minutes ago
  • Jamal Murray pumps in 27 points vs. Warriors
    Jamal Murray accumulated 27 points (9-of-16 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), four rebounds, three assists, one block, and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes in Sunday’s 119-103 win over the Warriors.

    Advice: Murray returned to action after sitting out Friday’s win over the Trail Blazers, and the Nuggets point guard did not appear to be impacted by a persistent case of shin splints. That’s the most significant concern for the Nuggets and fantasy managers, as Murray has been consistently productive when able to take on his usual workload. The good news is that his minutes per-game average is only one less than his mark from last season. Denver plays three games during Week 18, beginning with a Wednesday/Thursday back-to-back. Hopefully, Murray will not be limited to two games for injury management reasons. Rotoworld 46 minutes ago
  • Wendell Carter Jr. posts 18/10/1 line vs. Hawks
    Wendell Carter Jr. tallied 18 points (7-of-12 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist, and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes in Sunday’s 109-92 loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Carter began Sunday’s game as the starting power forward, as Paolo Banchero (rest) was replaced in the starting lineup by Goga Bitadze. WCJ had a good night, recording his second double-double in as many nights, and the 18 points were the most in a game for him since February 13 against Oklahoma City (22). Carter’s offensive upside is limited on nights when Banchero and Franz Wagner are in the lineup, and he’s ranked outside the top 150 in 8- and 9-cat formats. Being a starter makes him worth holding onto, but only as the second or third center on a roster. As for Bitadze, he offered minimal value outside of blocks, finishing with two points, five rebounds, two assists, and three blocks in 19 minutes. With Banchero due to be available on Tuesday, there’s no need to hold onto Goga if you streamed him. Rotoworld 54 minutes ago
  • Ayo Dosunmu scores 21 with 3 triples, 3 swipes
    Ayo Dosunmu turned in 21 points, three boards, eight assists, three steals and three treys across 39 minutes Sunday in a 114-106 victory over New Orleans.

    Advice: Dosunmu was at it again, delivering a quality scoring performance on 8-of-15 shooting (3-of-6 3-Pointers) and posting useful peripherals in the process. He’s been phenomenal since joining the starting five, averaging 16.1 points, 3.1 boards, 4.4 dimes, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 2.8 triples while shooting 55% from the floor. The third-year man out of Illinois is ranked inside the top 60 in per-game fantasy hoops value in that span, and he’s shockingly still available in 52% of Yahoo leagues. The man who referred to himself as the “Masked Mamba” while playing for the Fighting Illini has channeled his inner Kobe Bryant over the last month with strong scoring and quality defense. With Patrick Williams done for the season and Torrey Craig on the shelf indefinitely, it’s Ayo’s world, and we’re just living in it. Rotoworld 55 minutes ago