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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.
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.
Devin Booker totaled 42 points (17-28 FG, 0-3 3PT, 8-9 FT), one rebound, two assists, and one block in the Suns’ 109-103 loss to the Bucks on Wednesday.
Booker will look to take his game to the next level after the Suns’ Game Four loss to the Bucks, as his excellent 42.0-point game was unable to lead to the desired team victory. Booker has been an offensive powerhouse from a real game perspective adding to his growing stardom as he battles on the big stage. However, in all his incredible feats this series, he has been unable to surpass the 50.0-point fantasy-point ceiling we all know he can reach any given night. Why? It could be because he is averaging a playoff low of 3.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists. Booker has shown that he can be more than a scorer, and when he is able to put his entire game on the floor, he could easily claim his place as one of the game's elite talents. Together, his upside, price-point, overcoming of his recent slump game, and familiarity with the opponent make a compelling argument for potentially having a few shares of Booker in your captain and top multiplier slots.
Devin Booker totaled ten points (3-14 FG, 1-7 3PT, 3-5 FT), six rebounds, and two assists in the Suns’ 120-100 loss to the Bucks on Sunday.
Booker scored 10.0 points in the Suns’ Game Three loss to the Bucks, making it only the second time all season in which he has failed to score more than ten points in a game. This effort was also his worst fantasy performance of the season. Does this game say more about the Bucks and their game planning? Or does it speak more to an off night for the young star? We will see, but either way, it may be wise to consider that Booker could produce less fantasy-friendly stats if the Suns are forced to manufacture wins by further leveraging the contribution of other non-primary producers.
Devin Booker totaled 23 points (12-25 FG, 7-12 3PT), five rebounds, and six assists in the Suns’ 118-108 win over the Bucks on Thursday.
Booker was unstoppable in the Suns’ Game Two victory over the Bucks, as he scored 31.0 points while shooting 48.0 percent from the floor and 58.3 percent from beyond the arc. He is an elite scoring talent who can fill up several performance categories of the stat sheet. If his price point does not overly consider his upside and potential, Booker should continue to be a solid cost-efficient foundational piece for your roster. However, it could be necessary to “ground” you’re scoring and fantasy production expectations as he is also capable of disappearing in a game if he is unable to get his shot to drop. Despite their shortcomings in these past two games, the Bucks are always a serious threat to one's fantasy production due to their defensive talent. They could apply enough pressure to disrupt Booker's scoring rhythm, forcing him to produce value in other ways, which could be a good or bad thing for your success, depending on your roster construction.
Devin Booker totaled 27 points (8-21 FG, 1-8 3PT, 10-10 FT), two rebounds, six assists, and three steals in the Suns’ 118-105 win over the Bucks on Tuesday.
Booker showed no signs of having “butterflies” in his NBA Finals debut win over the Bucks, as he was far from shy about putting up a 27.0-point scoring effort to go along with an impressive three steals to extend his streak to five games with having at least one. Not saying that he should have or that he would have, but it certainly made a statement to see how ready and aggressive he was while on the floor, as evident by his several trips to the charity stripe. Even though Booker may not be the top fantasy producer on the floor in this series, his talent could still lead to him being one of the most impactful on the floor outside of Chris Paul and Giannis Antetokounmpo. He is good for at least one ridiculous 55.0 – 70.0 fantasy point performance, but it may not be as easy to tell when or if that will occur when you most need it. Outside of waiting for that "sky" game, he should be good enough to be within the top five fantasy plays each night, and if his price-point doesn’t jump to unreasonable heights, he could be one of the best cost-efficient bets with one of if not the highest potential upside.