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DeAndre Ayton totaled 20 points (7-12 FG, 6-6 FT), ten rebounds, one assist, two blocks, and one steal in the Suns’ 123-119 loss to the Bucks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Ayton “stuffed” the stat-sheet in the Suns’ home loss against the Bucks, leading to another double-double for the big-man. It will be a big night for the Suns star, and it will be interesting to see if he will be able to do what it takes to keep the team's championship hopes alive. He has been sensational in his first playoffs, and we have significantly benefited from his efforts from a fantasy perspective. Will he be the best player on the floor? It is possible, but we will see.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Paul totaled 21 points (9-15 FG, 3-3 3PT), two rebounds, eleven assists, and one block in the Suns’ 123-119 loss to the Bucks on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Paul double-doubled in the Suns’ home loss against the Bucks, as he had 11.0 assists to go along with 21.0 points. After two games of underwhelming fantasy performances, he was able to bounce back. Even though this game resulted in a loss, Paul was able to break out of his slump, which in some ways could be seen as a better outcome for the Suns’ championship run than the instant gratification of a win, especially if the Suns win this Game Six. The thought of a revitalized Paul, an empowered Sun's squad after stealing Game Six, and the roars of a home crowd in a Game Seven sounds like a recipe for final's success. Tuesday's game could showcase an excellent effort from the future Hall-of-Famer.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Game Recaps


Despite leaving Game 2 early with a knee injury, Suns F Torrey Craig intends to play in Game 3 after the MRI came back clean. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Craig played just seven minutes in Game 2 after playing 16 minutes off the bench in Game 1. He'll give it a go tonight despite the injury that forced him to leave Thursday night's game early. Craig has been a defensive menace off the bench for the Suns of late, and his presence will be felt in trying to defend the Bucks' big three in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, and Khris Middleton in Game 3.

Category: Injury Updates


Mikal Bridges totaled 27 points (8-15 FG, 3-9 3PT, 8-8 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in the Suns’ 118-108 win over the Bucks on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Bridges came alive in the Suns’ Game Two victory over the Bucks, as he put together his best scoring performance since his 34.0-point regular-season effort on January 9th when the Suns battled the Pacers. Bridges is capable of these kinds of high-floor games any given night; however, he tends to sustain high productivity levels in small bursts. After an underwhelming offensive performance in the Clippers series, he has managed to pull together two strong scoring performances that could signal a turn-around for the Villanova product. Yes, banking on him to tap into this kind of upside night-in and night-out is a risk; however, that risk could also be just the opportunity you need to set yourself apart from the pack. The natural tendency could be to pivot away from Bridges due to the risk of a let-down game, an untimely price increase despite his suspect production tendencies, and the perceived yet real disadvantages of an away game environment. However, those things could also be the very reasons why it could pay off to invest in a couple of shares of Bridges for your lineups.

Category: Game Recaps


Jae Crowder totaled 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3PT), ten rebounds, three assists, and one steal in the Suns’ 118-108 win over the Bucks on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Crowder had a stronger performance in the Suns’ Game Two victory over the Bucks, as he put together his first double-double performance of the regular and post-season. He is a solid real-life basketball player who, unfortunately, does not always produce fantasy-friendly stat-lines. The need for his fantasy production and lack of fantasy production could create an uncomfortable task of potentially having to play under-optimized lineups to hedge against the risk of missing out on a double-double effort. It could be easier to accept the risk of his sporadic production. Still, his tendency to put up floor games doesn't justify his hefty price tag, seemingly based on a promising upside that he sparingly reaches. Be sure to offset the gaps of his production with unique, cost-effective assets that can open more opportunities to better position the stars of the slate in your lineup.

Category: Game Recaps


Cameron Johnson has been ruled out ahead of game six of the Western Conference finals series between the Suns and Clippers on Wednesday. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is reportedly a non-COVID-19 illness. It is a pretty big loss for the Suns as Johnson has been an extremely efficient scorer all series. We could see more playing time given to Mikal Bridges, Torrey Craig and Abdel Nader as a result.

Category: Injury Updates


Phoenix Suns PG Cam Payne (left ankle) will not return for the second half in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. (Source: Phoenix Suns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Payne suffered the left ankle injury during the closing minutes of the first half during Game 3 on Thursday. Chris Paul should play the majority of minutes in the second half at the point guard position, with Jevon Carter likely to get a bump in minutes to spell Paul.

Category: Injury Updates


Phoenix Suns PF Dario Saric (injury management) has been ruled out Monday against the Knicks. (Source: NBA Website )

Fantasy Impact: The Suns will be without both Dario Saric and Jae Crowder for Monday's matchup with the Knicks. Typically when Crowder has missed, the Suns have started Cam Johnson at the four. With Saric sidelined, Frank Kaminsky should remain in the rotation and serve as the backup center behind Deandre Ayton.

Category: Injury Updates


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.

Category: Injury Updates