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DeAndre Ayton totaled 20 points (7-12 FG, 6-6 FT), ten rebounds, one assist, two blocks, and one steal in the Suns’ 123-119 loss to the Bucks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Ayton “stuffed” the stat-sheet in the Suns’ home loss against the Bucks, leading to another double-double for the big-man. It will be a big night for the Suns star, and it will be interesting to see if he will be able to do what it takes to keep the team's championship hopes alive. He has been sensational in his first playoffs, and we have significantly benefited from his efforts from a fantasy perspective. Will he be the best player on the floor? It is possible, but we will see.


Chris Paul totaled 21 points (9-15 FG, 3-3 3PT), two rebounds, eleven assists, and one block in the Suns’ 123-119 loss to the Bucks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Paul double-doubled in the Suns’ home loss against the Bucks, as he had 11.0 assists to go along with 21.0 points. After two games of underwhelming fantasy performances, he was able to bounce back. Even though this game resulted in a loss, Paul was able to break out of his slump, which in some ways could be seen as a better outcome for the Suns’ championship run than the instant gratification of a win, especially if the Suns win this Game Six. The thought of a revitalized Paul, an empowered Sun's squad after stealing Game Six, and the roars of a home crowd in a Game Seven sounds like a recipe for final's success. Tuesday's game could showcase an excellent effort from the future Hall-of-Famer.


Devin Booker totaled 40 points (17-33 FG, 2-4 3PT, 4-5 FT), four rebounds, three assists, one block, and two steals in the Suns’ 123-119 loss to the Bucks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Booker had another stellar scoring night in the Suns’ home loss against the Bucks, as he scored 40.0 points making it his second consecutive effort of having 40.0 points or more in a game. He even contributed to every category of the stat-sheet, further adding to his excellent night that unfortunately ended in a crucial loss. Booker posted his highest fantasy-point total of the series and has seemed to have been able to have his way with the Bucks from a scoring perspective. He is without a doubt “THE” primary scoring asset of the team and will look to continue his tear come this Tuesday. It will be a very special night in this man's young career if he can have the performance of his "life" in this elimination game to force a Game Seven in Phoenix.


Mikal Bridges totaled 27 points (8-15 FG, 3-9 3PT, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in the Suns’ 118-108 win over the Bucks on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Bridges came alive in the Suns’ Game Two victory over the Bucks, as he put together his best scoring performance since his 34.0-point regular-season effort on January 9th when the Suns battled the Pacers. Bridges is capable of these kinds of high-floor games any given night; however, he tends to sustain high productivity levels in small bursts. After an underwhelming offensive performance in the Clippers series, he has managed to pull together two strong scoring performances that could signal a turn-around for the Villanova product. Yes, banking on him to tap into this kind of upside night-in and night-out is a risk; however, that risk could also be just the opportunity you need to set yourself apart from the pack. The natural tendency could be to pivot away from Bridges due to the risk of a let-down game, an untimely price increase despite his suspect production tendencies, and the perceived yet real disadvantages of an away game environment. However, those things could also be the very reasons why it could pay off to invest in a couple of shares of Bridges for your lineups.


Jae Crowder totaled 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3PT), ten rebounds, three assists, and one steal in the Suns’ 118-108 win over the Bucks on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Crowder had a stronger performance in the Suns’ Game Two victory over the Bucks, as he put together his first double-double performance of the regular and post-season. He is a solid real-life basketball player who, unfortunately, does not always produce fantasy-friendly stat-lines. The need for his fantasy production and lack of fantasy production could create an uncomfortable task of potentially having to play under-optimized lineups to hedge against the risk of missing out on a double-double effort. It could be easier to accept the risk of his sporadic production. Still, his tendency to put up floor games doesn't justify his hefty price tag, seemingly based on a promising upside that he sparingly reaches. Be sure to offset the gaps of his production with unique, cost-effective assets that can open more opportunities to better position the stars of the slate in your lineup.


Paul George totaled 41 points (15-20 FG, 3-6 3PT, 8-8 FT), thirteen rebounds, six assists, and three steals in the Suns’ 116-102 loss to the Suns on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: George looks to stay "up" after the Clippers' win over the Suns in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. You know, George has been the best player on the floor for the majority of the games played post Kawhi Leonard's exit. At this point, it would be hard to see that changing. It looks as if the only person that could stop him is himself. George did start off slow this past game, which the sportscasters heavily commented on. It was hilarious to experience their tone change as he posted his best real-life and fantasy-life performance since the beginning of the playoffs. The Suns could opt to over commit to slowing George down, but his ability to get to the line and snag rebounds could be more impactful in elevating his value than their efforts to limit his. Unless the basketball gods wish to add some drama tonight and have him put up a high-floor performance almost rivaled by a Reggie Jackson effort, George should have his way with the Suns and be at least the second top play on the floor.


Reggie Jackson totaled 23 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3PT, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and one block in the Suns’ 116-102 loss to the Suns on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson looks to remain consistent after the Clippers’ win over the Suns in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals. He has been unstoppable and has managed to maintain his own tempo throughout the entirety of these playoffs. It has been a strong showing that has positioned the Clippers well for remaining competitive in each series played thus far. However, the potential downfall is that his upside seems capped, and even though he has established a high floor, the potential ceiling for other fantasy plays may make them poised to out-compete him for their place on your multiplier slots.


Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points (7-14 Fg, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 Ft) four rebounds, and two steals across 35 minutes in the Hawks 113-102 loss to the Bucks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Gallinari had his best game of the series to date with his 18 points and also played his most of amount of minutes through the three games with 25 minutes. Gallinari presents a defensive liability when on the court for the Hawks as evidenced by his -58 +/- total through the first three games.


Trae Young scored 35 points (12-23 Fg, 6-14 3Pt, 5-6 Ft) four assists, and one steal across 39 minutes in the Hawks 113-102 loss to the Bucks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Young caught a tough break as he stepped on an officials foot near that Hawks bench at the end of the third quarter and left for a brief time to go to the Hawks locker room. He was able to return in the 4th quarter but clearly was unable to have the same impact. It was revealed on Monday afternoon after having an MRI that Young is dealing with a bone bruise in his foot. Game 4 will take place in Atlanta on Tuesday night.


Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points (13-21 Fg, 6-13 Ft, 1-2 3Pt) 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block in 40 minutes of action in the Bucks 113-102 win over the Hawks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Giannis continued his strong play in the series even though his free-throw shooting has not been good at all. Through the first three games of the series Giannis is averaging 30.6 ppg and 10.6 rpg. Game 4 will take place on Tuesday night in Atlanta.


Khris Middleton scored 38 points (15-26 Fg, 6-12 3Pt, 2-2 Ft) 11 rebounds, and seven assists across 42 minutes in the Bucks 113-102 win over the Hawks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Middleton was fabulous at the end of Game 3 and to put things into better perspective, he outscored the Hawks by himself in the 4th quarter 20-17. Game 4 will take place on Tuesday night in Atlanta with the Hawks looking to tie the series at 2-2.


Ivica Zubac totaled 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), fourteen rebounds, one assist, and one steal in the Clippers’ 84-80 loss to the Suns on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Zubac will look to set the tone after the Clippers’ loss to the Suns in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals. He has been a great fantasy asset this series and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Even though the rebound opportunities may be a tad scarce in this one, his ability to play physically and get to the charity stripe creates a great stream of value to enhance his overall production. It could be a fantastic night for Zubac in this one as the team will need to control the paint if they hope to disrupt the game script of the Suns. DeAndre Ayton has been able to do what he wants up to this point but could see some additional resistance tonight, leading to a less than optimum outcome. Zubac could be the difference-maker on tonight's slate.


Terance Mann totaled 12 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 3PT), five rebounds, two assists, and one block in the Clippers’ 106-92 win over the Suns on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Mann looks to remain productive after the Clippers' win over the Suns in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals. After his 39.0-point explosion to seal the fate of the Jazz, he has returned to post ultra-instinct form to contribute to the team's success in a more sustainable way. Although shooting at a modest clip, Mann has been tremendously efficient and has slowly built on his value "streams," producing in several performance categories to round out his talent assets. He could be in for a big night in Game Four, especially if he can start fast and slip off the primary radar of an opportunistic Suns defense.


John Collins scored 11 points (5-9 Fg, 1-4 3Pt) and eight rebounds in 24 minutes of play in the Hawks 125-91 loss to the Bucks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night in Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: After posting a massive double-double in Game 1 for the Hawks, Collins and the rest of his Hawks teammates were silenced by Milwaukee especially in the first half which saw the Hawks trailing by 32 at halftime. Game was over at the half, so Coach McMillan pulled his starters for most of the second half. Game 3 will take place on Sunday night in Atlanta.


Jrue Holiday scored 22 points (9-14 Fg, 3-4 3Pt, 1-3 Ft) seven assists, two rebounds, one steal, and one block across 32 minutes in the Bucks 125-91 win over the Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night in Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: Holiday led the Bucks in minutes in Game 2 once again, and finished second in points scored for the Bucks behind Giannis as was the case in Game 1. Through the first two games Holiday is averaging a whopping 27.5 ppg. Game 3 will take place in Atlanta on Sunday night.


Cameron Payne totaled 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3PT), three rebounds, nine assists, one block, and one steal in the Suns’ 120-114 win over the Clippers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Payne looks to lead after the Suns’ win over the Clippers in Game One of the Western Conference Finals. With Chris Paul sidelined, someone will have to man the "ship" in the meantime; Payne did an admirable job of playing playmaker and distributing the ball in conjunction with teammate Devin Booker. He brings great energy when he is on the floor and is sure to produce value in several ways, night-in and night-out; however, pinpointing just how he will do that could prove to be difficult. Payne shows great promise and should be considered for your roster anytime the Suns are slated to play.


Ben Simmons scored five points (2-4 Fg, 1-2 Ft) 13 assists, eight rebounds, and one steal across 35 minutes in the Sixers 103-96 loss to the Hawks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday night in Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: No need to go after Simmons after Game 7 since he's being killed by everyone right now especially his Coach Doc Rivers and Joel Embiid, but it's hard to see him coming back to the Sixers next season. Good luck dealing a player coming off this season who has three years and $113.5 million remaining on his contract.


Tobias Harris scored 24 points (8-24 Fg, 6-6 Ft, 2-7 3Pt) 14 rebounds, four assists, and two steals across 45 minutes in the Sixers 103-96 loss to the Hawks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday night in Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: Even though Harris shot 33% from the floor on Sunday night he still able to get to the free-throw line and also lead the Sixers in rebounds in Game 7. Harris will be back with the Sixers next season as he has two years remaining on his deal with the club.


Joel Embiid scored 31 points (11-21 Fg, 2-5 3Pt, 7-10 Ft) 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block across 40 minutes in the Sixers 103-96 loss to the Hawks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: Embiid once again had a monster game in Game 7 but didn't receive much help on the offensive end outside of Tobias Harris and Seth Curry. Give Embiid credit for dealing with a torn meniscus through out the whole series and still being able to average 30.4 ppg over the seven games.


Kevin Huerter scored 27 points (10-18 Fg, 5-7 Ft, 2-4 3Pt) seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal across 39 minutes in the Hawks 103-96 win over the Sixers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday night in Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: Huerter was magnificent in Game 7 as he was able to shoot a whopping 55% on 18 attempts. One of his bigger moments of the game came with .44 seconds left in the game as Huerter was able to steal the ball from Joel Embiid and give an outlet pass which led to a Danilo Galllinari dunk and gave the Hawks a 98-92 lead. Next up for the Hawks is a matchup with the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals which will begin on Wednesday night in Milwaukee.