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Fred VanVleet finished with just 21 points (6-17 FG, 4-11 3PT, 5-5 FT) on Friday, but salvaged his day with 12 assists while also adding a rebound, two steals and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Defenses have begun to double VanVleet more and more as of late, and in turn he has had to differ to teammates more often than not. VanVleet will remain a top fantasy play on Sunday against the Blazers.

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Scottie Barnes scored a career-high 27 points (12-19 FG, 0-1 3PT, 3-4 FT) on Friday night, adding on eight rebounds, one assists, and a steal.

Fantasy Impact: Barnes got going early in the game, and the Wizards struggled to find an answer to his post moves all day long as they focused on containing Barnes' teammates instead. The scoring outburst was certainly nice to see given how lackluster Barnes has been in that department as of late, and hopefully games like these can begin to happen more often over the coming days.

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Nicolas Batum totaled 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3PT), seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals in the Clippers’ 102-101 win over the Sixers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Batum scored 15.0 points in the Clippers’ win over the Sixers, continuing his string of positive scoring performances. He can be a great fantasy asset when he can find consistency in his game, as he can be a game-changer for your tournament aspirations. Batum can "stuff" the stat-sheet and can score when he wants to, evident by his 32.0 points against the Pacers. He has a compelling price-point, promising ceiling, and as consisting of a role one can get in this rotation, these things coupled with the reality of his low ceiling could lead to a decent last piece contrarian play for your lineup.

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Marcus Morris Sr. totaled 12 points (4-11 FG, 2-3 3PT, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal in the Clippers’ 102-101 win over the Sixers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Morris Sr. scored 12.0 points in the Clippers’ win over the Sixers, continuing his nice string of double-digit scoring performances. He is one of the best players on this team and has been the only consistent team contributor this season outside of Reggie Jackson, which makes him one of the top targets if considering any of these Clipper players for your lineup. Morris probably offers the strongest combination of value production on the team but may not do enough to warrant consideration on large slates and GPPs. Morris Sr. should be considered for single-game contests, anything more than that won't necessarily mean the promise of negative risks, but it may mean the certainty of a performance that leaves a lot to be desired.

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Amir Coffey totaled 12 points (4-10 FG, 2-7 3PT, 2-2 FT) and three rebounds in the Clippers’ 102-101 win over the Sixers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Coffey scored 12.0 points in the Clippers’ win over the Sixers, putting together a performance that contributed to an exciting win but left a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective. Coffey could be seen as a better off the bench fantasy player than starter, as he had a somewhat higher floor coming off the bench than when he joined the starting ranks. His consistency and ability to contribute in different ways makes way for him to be a part of fantasy lineup conversations; however, it may be best to have limited exposure to him in your rotation. Single-game competitions, yes. Small two or three-game slates, yes. Large GPPs…um…mulligan.

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Tobias Harris totaled 20 points (8-17 FG, 3-5 FT, 1-2 3PT), grabbed seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, and one block in the 76ers’ 102-101 loss to the Clippers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Harris played 40 minutes on Friday, scoring 20 points, grabbing seven rebounds, and logging three steals on the night. He has now scored 20+ points in three of his last four games and has totaled five steals in his previous two. Harris is currently averaging 18.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game on the season. Look for this production level to continue while he functions as the 76ers’ second option behind Joel Embiid.

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Andre Drummond totaled five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 FT), grabbed 11 rebounds, one assist, one block, and turned the ball over twice in the 76ers’ 102-101 loss to the Clippers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Drummond hadn’t logged double digits in points or rebounds in over two weeks but did finish Friday’s contest with 11 rebounds, five points, and a blocked shot. He is now averaging 6.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and one block per game on the season. Drummond remains one of the better streaming options at the position, but only if Embiid would happen to miss time.

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Joel Embiid totaled 40 points (15-25 FG, 7-10 FT, 3-3 PT), grabbed 13 rebounds, six assists, one block, and turned the ball over five times in the 76ers’ 102-101 loss to the Clippers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It was the Embiid show again on Friday as the big man logged another double-double, scoring 40 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. He has scored 30+ points in 12 of his last 13 games, including the last four straight. Embiid is now averaging 28.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, one steal, and one block per game on the season. He is making his case for MVP, and it looks like there is no stopping him.

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Harrell posted 10 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists in Washington's 109-105 loss to the Raptors on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: This was Harrell's 11th straight game scoring in double figures despite not playing more than 26 minutes in any of the respective contests. Managers and NBA teams alike can certainly appreciate this type of efficiency and his productivity should make Harrell an attractive acquisition as the deadline quickly approaches.

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Jalen Green totaled 3 points (0-11 FG, 0-5 3PT, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, and three assists in the Rockets’ 105-103 loss to the Warriors on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It’s been a tough year for the rookie point guard as he was only able to produce three points across 25 minutes on Friday. Green’s main struggles throughout the season are from his poor shot-selections. He is now shooting 28.6 % from the floor in his last five games. Hopefully, he”ll be able to bounce back with a decent performance against the Spurs on Tuesday.

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Hachimura posted 11 points to go along with eight rebounds over 20 minutes of action in Washington's 109-105 loss to the Raptors on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hachimura was asked to step up in the absence of Kyle Kuzma and he did exactly that, hoisting 12 shot attempts in the contest and falling two rebounds away from a double -double. While it is hard to imagine Rui getting much more playing time when Wizards return to full health, a performance like this could persuade some other teams to consider trading for the underutilized forward with the deadline quickly approaching.

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Dinwiddie posted 17 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists in Washington's 109-105 loss to the Raptors on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Dinwiddie's solid performance came in the absence of Wizards' forward Kyle Kuzma who could not play due to injury. Dinwiddie, effectively playing the Robin to Beal's Batman made the most of his opportunities, knocking down five of his seven three point attempts. He will look to keep things rolling Sunday when the Wizards take on the Celtics in Washington.

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Beal posted a team-high 25 points to go along with five rebounds and eight assists in Washington's 109-105 loss to the Raptors Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Beal has been as consistent as they come for fantasy managers despite a few extended absences from the court this season. Beal will have another chance to improve on his season slash line of 23.7p/4.7r/6.5a on Sunday when the Wizards face the Celtics in Washington.

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Kevin Porter Jr. recorded 17 points (6-14 FG, 2-6 3PT, 3-5 FT), one rebound, eight assists, four steals, and one turnover in Friday’s 105-103 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: KPJ was two assists shy of a double-double and only had one turnover against the Warriors. The point guard has done an excellent job of limiting the turnovers and is involved more on the defensive end. KPJ continues to lead the Rockets with a 24% usage for the season.

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Christian Wood finished with 19 points (7-13 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), 15 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks in the Rockets’ 105-103 loss to the Warriors on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The UNLV product scored 19 points and grabbed 15 boards in a tight contested game against the Warriors on Friday. This is the center’s third double-double in a row which puts him in the top 10 for the season. Daily fantasy players need to jump on this streak and roster him when the Rockets play the Spurs on Tuesday.

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Mason Plumlee totaled eight points (4-4 FG), grabbed six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and turned the ball over twice in the Hornets’ 121-98 win over the Thunder on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Plumlee was perfect from the field on Friday, making all four of his shots, scoring eight points, and grabbing six rebounds. He is now averaging 6.6 points, seven rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game on the season. Plumlee owns the starting role in Charlotte, but his fantasy value has been inconsistent all season.

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Terry Rozier totaled 24 points (8-17 FG, 5-6 FT, 3-11 3PT), grabbed five rebounds, nine assists, and turned the ball over twice in the Hornets’ 121-98 win over the Thunder on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Rozier led the Hornets’ scoring attack on Friday, scoring 24 points and flirting with a double-double by grabbing nine rebounds. He is now averaging 18.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.1 steals per game on the season. Rozier has scored 20+ points in six of his last seven games and should continue to be a focal point in this backcourt.

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Gordon Hayward totaled 16 points (6-11 FG, 1-1 FT, 3-5 3PT), grabbed seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and turned the ball over once in the Hornets’ 121-98 win over the Thunder on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Hayward played 30 minutes on Friday, scored 16 points, and grabbed seven rebounds in Friday’s win over the Thunder. He is now averaging 17 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and one steal per game on the season. Hayward is outperforming his pre-season fantasy ADP and staying healthy; he will look to keep on track Sunday when the Hornets take on Atlanta.

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Robert Williams III scored five points on 2-for-4 shooting with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks, and three turnovers in a loss to the Blazers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Williams was back on the court after missing two games as his child was born earlier in the week. The 24-year-old big man is averaging 9.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks over 36 games this season and should be rostered in most fantasy leagues.

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Al Horford scored six points on 3-for-6 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, and three blocks over 27 minutes as the Celtics lost to the Trailblazers on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Horford saw a slight decrease in playing time with the return of fellow big man Robert Williams on Friday. The veteran center has struggled in January and over the month is averaging 7.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks over 26 minutes in 11 games played.

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