KJ Martin Jr.
F - HOU
KJ Martin Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 40 minutes on Wednesday. He shot 7-for-12 from the field including 3-for-6 from beyond the arc in the overtime win.
In his first start of the season, Martin produced his second double-double of the year to help the Rockets beat the Lakers in overtime. Monitor the Jae'Sean Tate injury news as it could open the door for Martin to remain in the starting five and garner some short-term fantasy value.
KJ Martin Jr. played 36 minutes against the Jazz finishing with 20 points, seven rebounds, and two assists in the overtime loss. He made 8-of-14 shots from the field including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc.
The second-year forward put up a season-high 20 points on Wednesday while playing a season-high 36 minutes. The extra work can be attributed to the early exit of Jae'Sean Tate with an ankle injury. Martin could move into the starting five on Friday against the Nuggets if Tate is unable to play. He could have some short-term fantasy and DFS value if Tate is out.
KJ Martin Jr. shot 5-for-12 from the field and 2-for-4 from beyond the arc on his way to 12 points in 26 minutes off the bench. He added two rebounds and an assists in Thursday's loss.
Playing time has been hard to come by for the second-year forward as he has seen his minutes and production dip in his sophomore season. On a positive note, Martin has reached double-digit points in each of his last four games giving him something to build on for the second half.
Per Jonathan Feigen, the Rockets have placed KJ Martin in the health and safety protocols
Both Jae'Sean Tate and K.J. Martin have entered the health and safety protocols on Monday. In their absence, Alperen Sengun and Daniel Theis should see extended minutes.
KJ Martin totaled 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3PT, 0-2 FT), five rebounds, six assists, and one block in Wednesday’s 126-106 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Martin notched 29 fantasy points across 30 minutes on Wednesday against the Bucks. Expect the second-year player to see an uptick in minutes while Jalen Green is out. Daily fantasy managers should considered Martin in lineups for Thursday as the Rockets travel to Indiana to face the Pacers.