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Ben Simmons totaled 17 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3PT, 5-8 FT), four rebounds, nine assists, one block, and three steals in 35 minutes in the Sixers' 123-117 win over the Nets on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Simmons put together a complete effort in the Sixers' win over the Nets, as he scored 17.0 points while contributing to every stat-sheet category. This quality of performance is what Simmons is capable of night-in and night out and is the kind of effort that keeps him in must-consider territory for your DFS lineups anytime the Sixers are on the slate.


Joel Embiid totaled 39 points (13-29 FG, 3-6 3PT, 10-11 FT), thirteen rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 33 minutes in the Sixers' 123-117 win over the Nets on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Embiid scored 39.0 points in the Sixers win over the Nets, and in result gave you 39.0 additional reasons as to why he is a must-start asset for your fantasy lineup.


Tobias Harris totaled 26 points (11-17 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two blocks in 34 minutes in the Sixers' 123-117 win over the Nets on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Harris scored 26.0 points in the Sixers' win over the Nets, putting together a full stat-line to further bolster his stellar season. He is a special talent on a team with a lot of potential, creating an excellent environment for fantasy production. Harris is a must-consider fantasy asset with must-start level upside.


Facundo Campazzo came off the bench and scored just 8 points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3-pt) in 26 minutes of action in the Nuggets first game since Jamal Murray (torn ACL) went down. Campazzo added two rebounds and five assists in a 123-106 win over the Heat.

Fantasy Impact: Monte Morris got the start for Murray and is the better fantasy option moving forward, although neither player possesses much upside on a deep and talented Nuggets team. Replacing Murray's production will be a committee approach split between Aaron Gordon, Will Barton, Campazzo, Morris, PJ Dozier, JaMychal Green and others , as Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter, Jr. are the only two sure things in Denver on any given night.


JaMychal Green got hot from downtown and scored 17 points off the bench (6-8 FG, 4-5 3-pt, 1-1 FT) with a steal and a block in just 19 minutes on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Every few weeks Green has a game like this, but they are simply too few and far in between to warrant fantasy consideration. He belongs on the waiver wire.


Aaron Gordon had one of his better games of his Nuggets tenure on Wednesday, scoring 16 points (7-11 FG, 1-3 3-pt, 1-2 FT) to go with nine rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes during a win over the Heat.

Fantasy Impact: In 10 games with Denver, Gordon is averaging just 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.7 blocks, and 0.8 3PM on 57.8% FG and 70.0% FT as his overall volume has dropped significantly from his time in Orlando but his scoring efficiency has soared. With the injury to Jamal Murray, Gordon will likely have a few more shots per game coming his way so hopefully we'll see an uptick in fantasy production over the next few weeks, when the Nuggets are scheduled to play four times per week over the next three weeks during the fantasy playoffs.


In his first game since Jamal Murray (torn ACL) was injured, Monte Morris started, played 26 minutes, and scored 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-2 3-pt) with three rebounds and two assists in a win over Miami.

Fantasy Impact: The truth of the matter is that there is no single player in Denver that is going to replace the production of Jamal Murray. Given all their depth, it will be a cumulative effort. Aaron Gordon, Monte Morris, Will Barton, PJ Dozier, JaMychal Green, and Facundo Campazzo will all see an uptick in fantasy production with Murray injured but expectations should certainly be kept in check, as Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter, Jr. will be doing most of the heavy lifting for Denver on a nightly basis. Gordon and Barton should be owned in standard formats, but Morris is more of a 12-team guy, at best, as he simply offers very little upside statistically.


Derrick White scored 25 points (7-16 Fg, 6-11 3Pt, 5-7 Ft) five assists, and three rebounds in 34 minutes of play in the Spurs 117-112 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday night in Tampa.

Fantasy Impact: Wednesday night marked the second time in four games that White has totaled 25 points in a game. White has been extremely solid in his last ten games he has averaged 18.9 ppg. With the way players are being rested and held out of games if your desperate for some points you could certainly do worse than Derrick White right now. The Spurs will next take on the Blazers at home on Friday night.


Dejounte Murray scored 11 points (4-13 Fg, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 Ft) eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals across 32 minutes in the Spurs 117-112 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday night in Tampa

Fantasy Impact: Murray struggled from the field connecting on just 30% of his shots even though he shot 40% from three-point range. He did however grab the eight boards and record three steals so the game wasn't a complete waste. The Spurs will next take on the Blazers at home on Friday night.


DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points (6-11 Fg, 7-9 FT) 11 assists, four rebounds, and one steal across 37 minutes in the Spurs 117-112 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday night in Tampa.

Fantasy Impact: DeRozan turned in a solid effort on Wednesday night collecting his first double-double in the last three games. The veteran forward has also tallied double-digit assists in two out of his last four games. The Spurs will next take on the Blazers at home on Friday night.


Michael Porter, Jr. was terrific again on Wednesday, scoring 25 points (10-14 FG, 3-6 3-pt, 2-2 FT) while grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking three shots in 33 minutes in a win over Miami.

Fantasy Impact: In 19 games since the All-Star break, MPJ has been nothing short of terrific, averaging 21.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 2.4 3PM on a sparkling 57.4% shooting from the field, 43.3% shooting from downtown, and 78.0% shooting from the free throw line. The lack of assists and consistent defensive stats are keeping him from joining the upper echelon of fantasy's top performers, but regardless he's still posting top-40 value over the past month and should see an uptick in value with Jamal Murray being lost for the season. The Nuggets also play four times per week during the next three weeks which coincides with the fantasy basketball playoffs. Giddy up.


Gary Harris scored 15 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) with two rebounds, six assists, a block, and two turnovers across 30 minutes during Wednesday's 115-106 win against the Chicago Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Harris finished with 15 points and dished six assists for the Magic, adding two rebounds and a block to elevate his overall production during the win against Chicago. Acquired from Denver at the trade deadline, the eighth-year guard out of Michigan State is shaping up to be a consistent starter and offensive asset for the Magic during the remainder of the season. Fantasy managers can stream Harris off waivers in 97 percent of ESPN leagues if in need of depth or a value add to lineups for the last few games of the regular fantasy season.


Michael Carter-Williams scored 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-4 FT) with eight rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block, and two turnovers across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 115-106 win against the Chicago Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: MCW shot fifty percent from the field during Wednesday's win against the Bulls, adding eight rebounds while forcing a steal and a block on defense to help the Magic end their six-game losing skid. The rangy point guard continues to start for Orlando and can be added to your lineups as a salary saver in DFS or a streaming option in category and point leagues, as he will get his next opportunity against the Toronto Raptors on Friday.


Wendell Carter Jr. scored 19 points (8-16 FG, 3-5 FT) with 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block, and a turnover across 31 minutes during Wednesday's 115-106 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: WCJ played well against his former team, shooting 50 FG% while dishing four assists. He was also active on the defensive side of the court, collecting 12 boards and forcing two steals and a block to help the Magic end their six-game losing skid. Fantasy managers will get their next opportunity to start Carter Jr. against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, as he continues to excel in his new role with Orlando.


James Ennis III scored 22 points (8-12 FG, 5-6 3PT, 1-1 FT) with four rebounds, three assists, and a block across 31 minutes during Wednesday's 115-106 win against the Chicago Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: The Magic were able to pull ahead in the third quarter of Wednesday's win in large part due to the play of Ennis. The veteran forward converted five triples and shot 66 percent from the field, committing zero turnovers and dishing three assists across 31 minutes in the starting lineup. Fantasy managers in need of a streaming option or a plug-and-play Utility player can opt to roster and start Ennis moving forward, although his ceiling was shown during Wednesday's win.


Luke Kennard scored 17 points (5-17 FG, 1-6 3PT, 6-7 FT) with 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal over 39 minutes as the Clippers beat the Pistons 100-98 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Kennard drew the start against his former team as Paul George sat this one out. While he didn't shoot well (29.4% FG) he still managed to score 17 points and secure his first double-double of the season. Kennard is usually worth a DFS play whenever he can get into the starting lineup and it's worth noting that he was still able to produce a good game despite shooting poorly and only making one three.


Patrick Patterson scored zero points (0-3 FG, 0-3 3PT) with two rebounds over 17 minutes as the Clippers took down the Pistons 100-98 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson drew the start on Wednesday with the Clippers missing some key performers (Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Marcus Morris Sr.). He did nothing with his opportunity, going 0-for-3 on his field-goal attempts and grabbing just two rebounds over his 17 minutes. Pat Pat has been a total non-factor this season and that shouldn't change anytime soon.


Devonte' Graham scored 15 points (5-16 FG, 5-13 3PT) with a rebound and seven assists across 34 minutes during Wednesday's 103-90 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Fantasy Impact: Graham drained five triples and dished seven assists in a losing effort to the Cavs on Wednesday. He played a clean game, committing zero turnovers and managing to collect a rebound on defense. The third-year point guard is a continuous offensive weapon for the Hornets and can be rolled into starting lineups against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.


Ivica Zubac scored 18 points (6-10 FG, 6-7 FT) with 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block over 32 minutes as the Clippers defeated the Pistons 100-98 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Zubac was a beast for the Clippers on Wednesday, chipping in a pair of assists, steals, and a block. This was his twelfth double-double of the year and his second in the last four games. He's also scored in the double figures in four straight. Zubac will continue to provide fantasy value for as long as Serge Ibaka remains on the shelf.


Miles Bridges scored 20 points (7-15 FG, 4-8 3PT, 2-2 FT) with seven rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block, and two turnovers across 37 minutes during Wednesday's 103-90 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Fantasy Impact: The Hornets' small forward continues to deliver solid performances in the starting lineup, finishing with 20 points and seven rebounds during Wednesday's loss. Bridges can continue to be rostered and added into starting lineups based on his 20.5 point average across 37 minutes during his last five starts. The third-year stretch four will get his next opportunity against an injured Brooklyn Nets team on the road Friday.