Bradley Beal's 40 points were not enough during a 120-112 loss to the 76ers on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes.
He put on a scoring clinic with all sorts of fancy baskets for the Philly crowd. While John Wall is struggling a tad with his efficiency lately, Beal is flourishing with 26.3 points, 3.5 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.6 treys on 56.2 percent from the field in his last 10. He is above league average as a shooter in basically every area of the floor, including his 73.3 percent at the rim in that span. He should have been an All-Star and is having a breakout season for his owners.
D'Angelo Russell lit up the box score for 29 points, six assists, four rebounds, four steals and three triples in Friday's 110-93 loss to the Thunder.
With Lou Williams out of the picture, coach Luke Walton said Russell and Jordan Clarkson would be more involved in the fourth quarter and he kept his word as both players closed this game out. Russell logged 36 minutes on the night and hit 12-of-25 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line with four turnovers, so he's a huge winner from the Lou Williams trade. His fantasy arrow is pointing way up.
John Wall scored 29 points with eight rebounds, 14 assists, two blocks and six turnovers in a loss at Philadelphia on Friday.
He lived at the line with a career-high 13 makes in this win. On the other hand, Wall has struggled from the field in his last 10 games, making just 40.0 percent from the field with averages of 21.5 points, 3.7 boards, 12.9 assists, 1.5 steals, 4.2 turnover and 1.1 treys. The best part of his season is likely behind him after a monster December, but Wall is still an elite fantasy option.
Corey Brewer scored two points in four minutes in his debut for the Lakers on Friday vs. the Thunder.
That just about sums up what his fantasy value will look like on the rebuilding Lakers. Leave him on the wire.
Kelly Oubre scored three points with one rebound in 19 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.
Bojan Bogdanovic probably won't hurt Oubre's minutes, but it should hurt his usage as a scorer. He won't be worth owning while the Wizards are remotely healthy in the first unit.
Ian Mahinmi played seven minutes with three rebounds and one block against the 76ers on Friday.
Just because he has a 15-17 minute cap, doesn't mean he'll get to that number. Mahinmi won't be worth owning in almost any league while the durable Marcin Gortat is healthy.
Bojan Bogdanovic made his Wizards debut on Friday with two points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 18 minutes.
If you want to look at a positive, at least he had one block -- he had just three blocks in his previous 1,482 minutes this season with Brooklyn. Bogdanovic's fantasy value falls off a cliff on his new team.
Paul George (cramp) said he will play against the Heat on Saturday night.
He had a cramp that looked to be just above his knee and George did have to limp to the locker room in the last minute on Friday. The Pacers are going to Miami for the Saturday game, so they won't have a shootaround. For now, his fantasy owners can expect him to play for the 8:00 EST start.