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De'Andre HunterHe has been a solid player in the last four games. He put 19.0 PPG, 2.5RPG, and 1.0 APG. Hunter is available in 89% ESPN leagues. He should be rostered in more advanced formats. The Hawks will play four games next week.
Robert Williams IIIThis team is ranked No. 20 on ESPN's Player Rating and is an integral part of the Celtics success. Over the past six games, the Time Lord has averaged 10 ppg, 10.3 RPG. 2.3 APG. 1.3 SPG. 3.0 BPG. He will likely be removed from draft boards in the third round of next season.
Bruce BrownAveraged 14 PPG, 6. RPG, and 3.0 APG in his last 11 games. Brown is still available in 90% ESPN leagues. However, his time in fantasy spotlight will soon end. Ben Simmons makes his Nets debut. Brooklyn will have only three games in the next two weeks. This is another reason to weigh.
P.J. WashingtonIn his last 12 games, Washington averaged 12.4 points per game, 6.1 rpg, 2.0 APGs, 2.0 SPGs, and 1.0 BPG. Washington is still available in 34.3% ESPN leagues. Gordon HaywardIt is unlikely that Washington will return soon. Washington isn't a great scorer, but his ability provide complete stats to fantasy managers makes him worthwhile.
Coby WhiteThe Bulls' short-handed backcourt has allowed him to thrive as a streamer. He's actually averaged 15.5 PPG over 12 games and 4.2 RPG. He is still available in 79% ESPN leagues, and ranks just within the top-150 for category formats this year.
Tuesday night Darius Garland joined LeBron JamesHe is the Cavaliers' only player to have averaged 25 points and 10 assists over a five-game span. His play is perfect for fantasy managers who are trying to secure their playoff positions. Garland has posted 21.0 PPG (8.5 APG), 2.63PG and 1.2 SPPG for the season while also posting an impressive 48.0FG% and 91.0FT%.
Dorian Finney-SmithThe player (available in 74.8% ESPN leagues) has averaged 16.0 ppg and 6.2 rpg and is shooting 56% from floor during his six previous games. The 28-year old's career-highs for the season are 10.6 PPG (1.9 APG) and 1.1 SPPG.
Other players are the only ones Nikola JokicIn three games, you can expect to average 35 points, 15 boards, and 10 assists. Wilt ChamberlainOscar Robertson Elgin Baylor. It's a good group for the veteran centre who is making a strong case for the Most Valuable Player Award.
Isaiah StewartAfter undergoing tests Tuesday, which revealed a bone fracture in his right knee, he will be assessed in one week. This will put him in the following week. Marvin Bagley IIIOn the streaming radar, available in 56% ESPN leagues. He's averaged 16.0 points per game, 8.0 RPG and 1.3 APG over the past three games. This was all in just 28.5 minutes.
Golden State Warriors
Only a handful of rookies have been as outstanding after the All-Star Break. Jonathan Kuminga. Over the three previous games, Kuminga has averaged 18.3 points per game, 5.0 RPG, and 2.0 APG in 28 minutes of play. Kuminga continues to stream well in ESPN leagues, where he is available in 90% of the games. Draymond GreenIt is gone. This week James Wiseman(knee), was cleared to participate in two G-League matches. He is expected back by March's end.
Kevin Porter Jr. Fantasy managers might avoid Porter because of his 40% field goal rate and penchant to make mistakes. Porter's last 10 games have seen him average 16 PPG, 2 RPG, 6 APG and 1.1 SPG. He is currently available in 34.3% ESPN leagues.
Jalen SmithOver the past 10 games, has been consistent with an average 13.5 PPG (and 8.3 RPG) in 26.6MPG. It is also important to mention that the team has won a total of 6.5 MPG during this period. Isaiah JacksonHis minutes were negatively affected by his average of 3.7 fouls per contest. Smith is available for 91% of ESPN leagues. You might be wise to get him.
Look no further Luke KennardIf you are looking for points and triples in a deeper format, this option is available in 95.4% ESPN leagues. He has an average of 12.4 PPG over the last nine games and 3.4 3PG. Kawhi LeonardAccording to reports, he had gone through a tough pregame workout on Tuesday. It is not yet known if he will return next year.
Los Angeles Lakers
Malik MonkHe is available in 83% ESPN leagues. In the five most recent games, he has averaged 15.6 PPG, 5 RPG, 3 APG and 2.0 SPG in just 35 minutes. Additionally, he has made 14 triples over that span. The Lakers have another four-game week next Monday so he should be considered for lineups.
Recent games have seen the Grizzlies defeat their opponents, lowering fantasy ceilings for some of their most elite players. The Grizzlies are now leading the league with 12 wins by more than 20 points. The Grizzlies have won 45 games or more for the first-time since the 2014-2015 season.
Lowry has had a difficult time since his return after a four game absence. This was due to personal reasons. On Wednesday night, however, Lowry recorded his 16th consecutive game with at least 10 assists. This is more than Dwyane Wade achieved in the 2008-2009 season. Lowry has at least 10 assists for the Miami Heat, who are now 10-5.
Wednesday night, against the Hawks Giannis AntetokounmpoHe had his 19th 40 point, 10-rebound game in his career. He is the second Bucks player to have multiple such games. Kareem Abdul-JabbarThere are 53 of these games. Antetokounmpo must continue to build momentum against the struggling Warriors.
Wednesday night, against the Thunder D'Angelo RussellHe didn't have a great stat line. He did not inflict further injury to his hamstring. Russell has scored at least one triple in 12 consecutive games. He's also become a more prominent distributor with 27 assists in his two last games.
New Orleans Pelicans
On fantasy managers, you can rely Herbert JonesHe is able to make a difference across all levels. In 30 minutes, Jones has scored 10.0 PPG over his last five games. He also averaged 3.6 RPG and 2.0 SPG. Jones is a great option for deeper formats.
New York Knicks
The past eight games have seen a total of 82 points. Immanuel QuickleyIt has been outstanding. The former first-rounder's average PPG, 5.5RPG, 3.4APG, and 1.0 SPG has been excellent. Could this mean that Tom Thibodeau will use Quickley to be the Knicks' starting point-guard instead of Thibodeau? Alec Burks? It remains to be determined, but it is possible. Quickley is available for 94.5% in ESPN leagues.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Aleksej PokusevskiIn the last four games, Pokusevski has averaged 12 points per game, 7.0 RPG and 3.0 aPG in 26.4 minutes per game. Pokusevski's availability is 94% of ESPN leagues. It's a good opportunity to add him, particularly in deeper formats. He will be used by the Thunder for the remainder of this season. Luguentz Dort(shoulder) Now Out for the Season
After a strong start to the season Mo BambaIn the 29 games that he played in 2022, his statistical production and minutes have declined. He has an average of 10 PPG and 7.3 RPG in 23.3MPG. However, Wendell Carter Jr. He has been a success in 2022 with 17 PPG and 11 ROPG in 30.7 MPG. Carter is still available for 14% of ESPN leagues.
Danny GreenA finger laceration will cause you to miss one week of work. Georges NiangAvailable in 98.4% ESPN leagues on the streaming radar. He is available in 98.4% ESPN leagues. Niang averages 16.4 point, 4.6 rebounding, and 2.5 assists per forty minutes.
Cameron PayneIn his last four games, he has had three double-doubles. Since his injury, Payne has also recorded 54 assists in five games. Payne can still be found in 76% ESPN leagues. Chris PaulPayne will be out for the rest of the fantasy season.
Portland Trail Blazers
Get off your feet and stop doing what you're currently doing. Anfernee Simons. Damian LillardSimons is unlikely to be back this season so Simons remains Trail Blazers' best fantasy option. Simons's past 10 games have seen him average 25.4 PPG, 2.5 RPG and 5.1 APG in just 34.3 minutes. He is still available in 39% ESPN leagues, so his quad injury does not appear to be severe.
The last two months have been quite busy. De'Aaron FoxHe has been exceptional. He scored less than 20 points the last time he played on Jan. 16. He has been averaging 6.6 APG and 4.4 RPG for the game. In addition, he shot 51.7% of the field with a usage rate of 29%, while also shooting 1.0 SPG.
San Antonio Spurs
Take into account Devin VassellGiven his ability to make a difference in all statistical categories, it's surprising that he hasn't been rostered in more leagues. He is available in 87% ESPN leagues. Over the past 14 games, his averages have been 12.6 PPG (4.2 RPG), 3.0 APG (3.0 APG), 1.4 SPG, and 0.6 BPG in 29.6 MPG.
Fantasy managers must have felt relieved to hear this. Fred VanVleetAfter a five game absence, 21.5 PPG, 5.45 RPG and 6.8 APG would be returning to the lineup against Spurs. The news from Toronto is not all positive. Gary Trent Jr. The slump continues. Trent is shooting 28.6% this month from the field.
His last two games were his best. Bojan BogdanovicAveraged 28 points, 7 3-pointers and 3 assists. He is currently available in 38.6% ESPN leagues. Bogdanovic's 19 triples in the Jazz's last three games is the highest total by any Jazz player in that time span. The Jazz also play four games in the next two weeks making him an excellent pick for leagues where he is available.
These are the two games that he played since being traded to the Wizards from the Mavericks. Kristaps PorzingisThe average score was 22.0 points with 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Kyle KuzmaPorzingis' presence on the court is an advantage as it creates an additional offensive threat for opponents.