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Denzel Valentine logged 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3PT), two assists, one rebound, and one steal over 23 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Cavaliers.
Not that anyone expected Valentine to replicate the injured Zach LaVine's production, but he hasn't come anywhere near that in his limited opportunity. Over his five starts he has averaged 13.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.2 blocks, and 1.6 three-pointers drained on 25.8% from deep. While he's been a decent value in DFS, LaVine's return should be soon and Valentine will be relegated back to his 12-15 minutes per game off the bench. However, if LaVine is shut down in the Bulls' lost season, Valentine could continue to contribute as a solid DFS value.
Denzel Valentine managed 17 points (7-15 FG, 3-10 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and a block across 21 minutes in the Bulls’ 109-107 win over the Mavs on Monday.
Valentine returned Saturday from a seven-game absence due to a hamstring injury, and he was thrust into the starting lineup for the first time this season just one game later. Filling in for Zach LaVine, Valentine provided one of his best games of the season while hitting a season-high point total. He's likely to hang onto the starting gig as long as LaVine is out of action, and the latter is day-to-day with a quad injury.
Denzel Valentine (hamstring) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Pelicans.
Valentine is dealing with a left hamstring injury and is expected to miss Thursday's tilt against the Pelicans. Fantasy owners should monitor his status closer to tip-off to ensure he is ruled out.
Denzel Valentine scored 16 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3PT) with four rebounds and three assists across 19 minutes of Monday’s win over the Spurs.
Valentine may be getting a tryout as the Bulls attempt to package him with another player before the deadline. You can leave him on the waiver wire.
Denzel Valentine scored 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting in 26 minutes. He added four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. He shot 4-of-7 from deep.
Rather surprisingly, Valentine has now registered double digit points in five of his last six games. He's shooting a lights-out 43.8% from deep during the month of December and 41.3% on the year. After suffering an ankle injury earlier in the season he seems fully healthy now as he's played in 11 straight games and just had his most minutes played since the season's third game. He continues to be a solid player to rotate in when needed off the waiver wire.