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DeAndre Ayton totaled 20 points (8-11 FG, 4-4 FT), thirteen rebounds, two assists, and one block in 40 minutes in the Suns' 128-127 win over the Bucks on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Ayton “rebounded” in the Suns’ win over the Bucks, putting up a much better performance than his inadequate effort against the Spurs. His double-double headlined by 13.0 rebounds characterizes the dominant month of basketball he has played as he has increased his productivity in every major performance category. As the Suns prepare for the postseason, they will understandably need his offensive and defensive prowess to control their destiny. If Ayton can pull through these next several games building on the great body of work he has put forth this season, he could be a major factor in determining the Suns' success. He is most certainly a must-consider play for your fantasy lineups and is slowly making his way to must-start territory.

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Chris Paul totaled 22 points (10-20 FG, 2-4 3PT), seven rebounds, thirteen assists, and one steal in 38 minutes in the Suns' 128-127 win over the Bucks on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Paul double-doubled in the Suns’ win over the Bucks, pulling together his best scoring effort since earlier this month against the Jazz. His performance was certainly a welcomed sight, given his poor outing against the Spurs. Paul's scoring consistency hasn’t been its strongest in his past five games. Still, he has managed to maintain his production in several stat-sheet categories that have salvaged his rare moments of ineptitude. These next several games will present, arguably, the most formidable lineup of competition the Suns have seen this season. Even though Paul claims must-start upside at this time, should he find a way to build on that upside heading into next month, he will do a significant job in fortifying his place as an elite fantasy play.

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Devin Booker totaled 24 points (9-24 FG, 1-4 3PT, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists, one block, and three steals in 44 minutes in the Suns' 128-127 win over the Bucks on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Booker did it all in the Suns’ win over the Bucks, putting up 24.0 points to go along with a fully “stuffed” stat-sheet headlined by 7.0 assists and 3.0 steals. The Suns will need him to continue playing at an elite level to solidify their position and momentum heading into the Playoffs. This long road "tour" will undoubtedly test the fortification of this impressive Suns ball club; it will also stretch Booker's elite caliber talent, something that could bode well for their championship run. Booker is playing at a must-start level; however, it would be wise to ensure the match-up best suits his skill set to optimize his value, especially given his hefty price point.

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Jae Crowder totaled 26 points (8-12 FG, 8-12 3PT, 2-3 FT), two rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 25 minutes in the Suns' 126-120 win over the Rockets on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Crowder scored 26.0 points in the Suns’ win over the Rockets, making it his best scoring performance of the season. Crowder has been a steady source of production for the Suns and owns a respectable floor and ceiling. Even though the degree to which he produces night-in and night-out can vary at times, he is a viable last-piece option for your DFS lineups.

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Mikal Bridges totaled 20 points (7-13 FG, 3-6 3PT, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, one assist, and one block in 36 minutes in the Suns' 113-103 loss to the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Bridges got back on track with 20.0 scored points in the Suns’ loss to the Clippers after a dismal scoring performance against the Jazz. He isn’t consistent in putting up fantasy-friendly stat-lines, which makes him a risky play most nights; however, when you get it right and catch him on those "on" nights, it feels glorious. Bridges is best suited for small slate nights but can be deployed for larger slates under the right circumstances.

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Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams said Torrey Craig will "give it a go" in Friday's game against the Thunder. (Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Craig was listed as questionable entering this game with a knee injury. He should continue to see a decent amount of playing time with Frank Kaminsky (health and safety protocols) and Abdel Nader (knee) sidelined.

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Phoenix Suns PG Abdel Nader (knee) has been ruled out Wednesday against the Bulls (Source: Gerald Bourguet)

Fantasy Impact: Nader has been ruled out Wednesday for the sixth straight contest due to a sore right knee. The Suns will also be without Frank Kaminsky (health protocols). Torrey Craig and Langston Galloway have seen an increase in role off the bench with Nader unavailable.

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Suns forward Cameron Johnson (health protocols) is out of Monday's game against the Grizzlies. (Source: Gerald Bourguet on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Johnson also missed the Sun's game against the Pacers, which resulted in a blowout. Mikal Bridges attempted the most field (12) and logged the most minutes (32) out of the trio of forwards between him, Dario Saric, Abdel Nader, and Jae Crowder in that game with Johnson out.

Cameron Payne scored 17 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3PT, 1-1 FT) with five rebounds, ten assists, three steals, and one block in Thursday's 120-98 win over the Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: The Suns bench got into the action with the game decided early and Payne has taken advantage of his playing time when given more minutes, but with Chris Paul and the rest of the Suns healthy, Payne is not a player of use in season long fantasy formats.

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Dario Saric scored 21 points (7-17 FG, 2-5 3PT, 5-6 FT) with five rebounds, three assists, and one steal in Tuesday's 114-104 win over the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Saric played 26 minutes and is starting to hang around the top 150 for the season in most formats, and over his last three games is averaging 13.3 points, four rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.7 3PM on 19.2 minutes per game. Saric is not someone to run out and add right now, but could have some useful games if he starts seeing more than 25 minutes per game on a regular basis. The Suns play the Warriors on Thursday.

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Frank Kaminsky scored four points (2-7 FG, 0-3 3PT) with eight rebounds over 19 minutes of Sunday's win over the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: Kaminsky continues to start, but with the Suns at full health do not expect much production or more than 20 minutes per game. He averages 6.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, two assists, and 16 minutes per game over 20 games played. Kaminsky can be ignored in fantasy play.

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