F - ATL
De'Andre Hunter struggled from the field for the Hawks Saturday night, finishing with just 12 points (3-10 FG, 0-2 3PT, 6-6 FT) while also recording two steals and grabbing one rebound in a 132-121 loss to the Bucks.
Hunter has provided modest scoring when on the floor of late, finishing with at least 12 points in each of his last five games for the Hawks. The 26-year-old continues to maximize his time on the floor alongside the dominant backcourt of Dejounte Murray and Trae Young, averaging 14.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game to go along with an 18.1% usage rate so far this season.
De’Andre Hunter totaled 20 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3PT, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, and two steals in the Hawks’ 136-108 win over the Wizards.
Hunter scored 20.0 points in the Hawks’ win over the Wizards, making this his second consecutive scoring performance with at least 20.0 points. Although his scoring has dropped compared to last season’s averages, his overall efficiency and production across other performance categories have increased. Hunter’s value has been strongly tied to his scoring in years past; however, he can contribute in other ways, which could make him a sneaky multi-categorical play. With teammate Jalen Johnson out for several weeks with a left wrist injury, he could be leaned on even more, giving him more opportunity to build on his recent burst of production. Hunter is a viable must-roster asset in most season-long leagues and could be a great option in daily formats, given his price point and the potential of increased usage in the rotation. Hunter has a usage rate of 17.5 percent, a plus-minus of 0.5, and is averaging 30.1 minutes, 13.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the floor and 36.2 percent from beyond the arc.
De'Andre Hunter scored 25 points (8-16 FG, 2-7 3PT, 7-7 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in the Hawks 147-145 win over the Nets.
Hunter recorded his first double-double of the season while just finishing two points of his season-high that he set in the second game of the season. It was only his third 20 point performance on the season after scoring in single digits in his previous three games.
De’Andre Hunter totaled eight points (2-13 FG, 1-7 3PT, 3-4 FT) and two rebounds in the Hawks’ 126-117 loss to the Thunder.
Hunter scored 8.0 points in the Hawks' loss to the Thunder, putting together a stat line that left a lot to be desired. A great deal of Hunter's value stems from his ability to score; however, his sometimes conservative play and shallow production across other performance categories can make it difficult to deploy him night-in and night-out. He is a viable fantasy asset in deep-league formats and a pragmatic streaming option in other formats, depending on the opponent and slate size. Hunter has a usage rate of 18.2 percent and is averaging 30.5 minutes, 14.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the floor and 36.1 percent from beyond the arc.
De'Andre Hunter (finger) is available to play in Atlanta's matchup against the Thunder on Monday.
Hunter was briefly listed on the team's injury report thanks to a minor finger injury, but he has been upgraded to active and will play against the Thunder. He should get his usual workload and projects to be a good fantasy option on Monday night.