Zach Randolph picked up 30 points, 11 rebounds and two assists across 26 minutes off the bench in Sunday's 105-98 win against the Nuggets.
It was Randolph's 15th double-double, all coming as a reserve. He leads the NBA in double-doubles off the bench this season. Despite a reserve role, Randolph has flourished. He is averaging 15.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game over his past three outings. While he is no longer a 20-point, 10-rebound guy every night, he is still very productive in a majority of fantasy formats.
Rudy Gobert dominated Sunday's game with a game-high 20 rebounds to go along with 15 points (2-of-5 FGs, 11-of-14 FTs), three assists, one steal and four blocks.
Gobert and his teammates turned up the defensive pressure after halftime and they finished with 11 blocks as a team. Gobert is returning steady third-round value over the past month, checking all the boxes his owners expected on draft day. He's still only 24 years old, and the best is yet to come.
Michael Beasley scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, two steals, one block and four turnovers in 23 minutes off the bench.
Khris Middleton replaced Beasley in the starting five for Sunday's game, but Middleton will be rested on Monday, meaning Beasley has a good chance of returning to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Cleveland. However, Beasley doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not necessarily a "must-own" guy in standard leagues.
Mike Conley posted 31 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals with just one turnover over 35 minutes in Sunday's 105-98 road victory against the Nuggets.
Conley has 30 or more points in six outings this season after posting just five 30-plus performances over his first nine NBA seasons combined. He has three of those performances over his past 11 games, too. The Ohio State product is on pace for career highs in points per game and rebounds this season. He is also well ahead of his career average of 1.2 triples per contest, hitting 2.3 per from behind the perimeter through 48 games.
Greg Monroe scored 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 34 minutes.
Over the past few weeks, Monroe has averaged 30.0 minutes a night and he’s responded with averages of 17.5 points, 9.3 boards, 2.5 dimes, 2.0 steals and 2.3 turnovers per game on 59.6 percent shooting, which has been good enough for top-25 value in standard 9-cat leagues. The sky-high shooting is probably unsustainable, and Jason Kidd has some of the most unpredictable rotations in the league, but if Monroe can continue to flirt with minutes in the 30s he could have a strong finish to the year.
Khris Middleton got his first start of the season during Sunday's 100-96 win over Phoenix, registering eight points, seven boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 28 minutes.
Middleton replaced Michael Beasley in the starting five on Sunday, but he'll be rested for the second leg of this back-to-back set on Monday, meaning Beasley will likely be starting vs. Cleveland tomorrow. Middleton did struggle with his shot a bit in this one, going 3-of-8 from the field, and it could take some time for him to find his footing after spending most of the season watching from the sidelines. Still, he has enough upside to warrant a roster spot in any league.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting during Sunday's 100-96 win over the Suns, to go with eight boards, six assists, two blocks, one steal and four turnovers in 36 minutes.
Antetokounmpo also went 6-of-7 from the charity stripe, giving him a phenomenal 87.1 true shooting percentage to accompany his 27.7 usage rate. The Greek Freak scored 15 points during the third quarter without missing a single shot to help give Milwaukee the lead, and there really wasn't anything Phoenix could do to try and stop him. He ranks No. 3 overall for a reason.
Brandon Knight picked up his second straight DNP-CD on Sunday.
The Suns are shifting to a developmental focus, meaning that Tyler Ulis is now ahead of Knight on the depth chart. Feel free to send Knight to the wire.