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Trey Lyles snagged 10 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in a grueling loss to the Hawks on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Trey Lyles provided nothing on the offensive end with no points on Friday night. Lyles' value was firmly situated on defense where he boasted eight defensive rebounds and two rim rejections. Still, defense is always a supplement in the world of fantasy, so Lyles remains effectively irrelevant at the present time. He's averaged just 5.1 points over his last ten.

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Bryn Forbes produced just seven points (2-9 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 121-120 loss at home.

Fantasy Impact: Forbes' Friday night amounted to very little as his team coughed up a lead late in the fourth. Forbes was chilly shooting-wise, only converting at a 22 percent rate. Forbes isn't a player that provides much other than the occasional double-digit scoring outburst. Additionally, if he's not producing against the Hawks, who are 24th this season in defensive efficiency, he's likely not the player you want to take a flyer on.

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Dejaunte Murray manufactures 13 points (5-10 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals in a crushing one-point loss to the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Murray did most of his damage on the glass on Friday night with a team-leading 12 boards. He never really got going from the floor with just five field goals and was blanked from long-range. His modest 13 points was still his highest output in his last five games. This no doubt typifies a mostly underwhelming point-guard who routinely out rebounds his own point total. Keep Murray on the waiver-wire for the foreseeable future.

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Jarrett Culver scored 12 points (4-11 FG, 1-5 3PT, 3-4 FT) with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block across 35 minutes of the Wolves’ 116-114 loss to the Pacers Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Culver has been solid over his last six games averaging 30.4 minutes, 16 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.5 3PM per game over those last six games. Culver should be added everywhere, he should receive plenty of chances down the stretch and hopefully he can knock down more free throws.

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Patty Mills crafted 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt), two assists and one steal in a 121-120 defeat at the hands of the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Mills provided a workmanlike performance in 24 minutes for San Antonio in a losing effort on Friday night. To the surprise of few, most of his output was attributed to the three-ball. Mills connected with a trio of threes en route to 15 points. Mills’ high minute share from the bench and his pension to heat up from distance keeps him relevant in deeper leagues. He’s still a long shot desperation play on most nights. Look for him mainly against poor defensive squads.

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Robert Covington scored nine points (3-11 FG, 3-8 3PT) with ten rebounds, two assists, and one steal across 34 minutes of Friday’s loss to the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Covington has been a consistent fantasy contributor all year returning top 50 value in category formats, averaging 12.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.7 steals, one block, and 2.2 3PM per game. Trade rumors will continue to swirl, but for fantasy purposes continue to deploy Covington as usual. Minnesota plays tomorrow against Toronto.

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LaMarcus Aldridge excelled with 30 points (11-20 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 7-7 FT), five rebounds and one steal in 28 productive minutes against the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: LaMarcus Aldridge bounced back from a subpar outing against Miami with 30 points at home versus Atlanta. Aldridge continues to do most of his damage at home where he averages 20.1 points and 8.0 rebounds as opposed to 17.3 points and 7.1 rebounds on the road. These splits are to be considered highly in DFS when choosing between Aldridge and other high-end forwards. Aldridge continues to produce at a solid level, albeit in a very quiet fashion.

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DeMar DeRozan stuffed the stat sheet Friday with 25 points (9-18 FG, 0-1 3PT, 7-7 FT), nine rebounds, nine assists, and two steals across 37 minutes of play Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: DeRozan continued to stay red hot Friday against the Hawks. It's been nearly a month since he failed to reach 20 points and he consistently puts up enough peripherals to make him a top-tier fantasy option whenever he takes the court.

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Jonas Valanciunas put up eight points (4-11 FG, 0-2 3PT, 0-2 FT), 18 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks across 32 minutes of play Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Valanciunas put up a season-high in blocks and fell just one short of his season-high in rebounds Friday. He can put up solid numbers without scoring and when he does score becomes one of the most efficient centers in all of basketball.

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Shabazz Napier scored 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) with two rebounds, nine assists, and one steal across 29 minutes of the Wolves’ loss to the Pacers Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Napier got the start at point guard with Jeff Teague traded to Atlanta, and over his last 14 games has averaged 26 minutes, 12 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.6 3PM per game over that span. With more minutes coming his way expect solid returns from Napier as long as he is starting at the point for Minnesota, pick him up if you haven’t already.

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Dillon Brooks compiled 26 points (9-16 FG, 4-7 3PT, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, and one assist over 28 minutes of play Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Brooks has been on a scoring tear lately, racking up at least 22 points in four of his last five games. He'll still go cold on occasion, but should be owned in all fantasy formats. His next game comes Monday against the Pelicans.

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Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points (9-17 FG, 3-5 3PT, 1-1 FT), while adding two assists, two rebounds and one steal across 31 minutes in the Heat's 115-108 win against the Thunder on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Nunn, who had been struggling from the field for over a month and had a decrease in his points per game average, has started to regain his touch. He has been averaging 25 points per game in his past three games. Nunn will likely keep it rolling against the Spurs on Sunday afternoon.

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Ja Morant racked up 16 points (7-14 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and one block across 33 minutes of play Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Grizzlies rookie continues to dish assists on a consistent basis, averaging over eight assists a game over his past ten. He continues to develop and is a must-own asset in all formats as he pushes for rookie of the year.

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Marc Gasol contributed 20 points (7-9 FG, 6-7 3PT, 0-0 FT), six rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 29 minutes of action in the Raptors' win over the Wizards on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol was very efficient in this one and put up great numbers for his owners. He seems to be back to full health and should remain in fantasy lineups going forward.

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Jimmy Butler scored 14 points (3-8 FG, 1-3 3PT, 9-11 FT), while adding ten rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes in the Heat's win against the Thunder on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Although Butler has struggled scoring as of late, averaging only 13 points per game in his last two contests, he continues to produce during his first year in Miami,. He is, hands down, a must start player. Next, the Heat will travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs on Sunday.

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Kyle Lowry contributed 11 points (4-9 FG, 2-6 3PT, 1-1 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and two steals in 22 minutes of action in the Raptors' 140-111 win over the Wizards.

Fantasy Impact: Lowry saw just 22 minutes due to his team blowing out the wizards on friday night. Even with the decrease in minutes he still managed to put up a solid night for his owners. Lowry will look to see his normal workload on Saturday when his team takes on Minnesota.

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Treveon Graham will make his debut for the Hawks on Saturday against Detroit. (Source: Mike Conti on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He and Jeff Teague were sent over from Minnesota on Thursday, and Graham will see his first action for his new team Saturday. It's unclear how many minutes he'll see off Atlanta's bench.


Pascal Siakam provided 12 points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3PT, 5-6 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes in the Raptors' 140-111 win over the Wizards on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Siakam didn't have the best game scoring only 12 points while attempting just 9 shots. He only saw 25 minutes due to the blowout win. Siakam will look to get back on track against the Timberwolves on saturday.

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Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points (9-17 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-3 FT) with two rebounds and four assists in Friday’s 116-114 loss in Indiana.

Fantasy Impact: Wiggins came into this game shooting 38 percent over his past 11 games and can be frustrating to own when he is not hitting his shots. He does not offer much in other categories, shoots 74 percent from the line, and averages 2.3 turnovers a game. For the season Wiggins is averaging 22.8 points, five rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.7 steals, one block, and two 3PM per game, good for a top 80 return in 9-category leagues.

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Jeff Teague will make his debut for the Hawks on Saturday against the Pistons. (Source: Mike Conti on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teague sat out Friday after his trade to Atlanta on Thursday, but he's ready to make his 2019-20 debut with his former team. He should be Trae Young's top backup at point off the bench.


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