Richaun Holmes scored eight points with two rebounds, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.
Jahlil Okafor avoided foul trouble and played much, much better in this game, so the opportunity wasn't there for Holmes tonight like it was for his double-double, five-block game on Friday. He should still be closer to 20 minutes most nights and could have value based on how he can block and add a variety of stats. He is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Nik Stauskas scored 14 points with three rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.
He is in a fairly solidified and consistent role right now as the backup two guard. In his last five, Sauce Castillo averaged 11.6 points with 3.8 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.8 blocks, 0.4 steals and 1.6 treys -- he scored 11 points in each of his previous four games. Stauskas only has value in deep leagues.
Willie Reed left Saturday's game vs. the Pacers on a stretcher after he appeared to suffer a non-contact injury to his leg.
It didn't look good at all and he's obviously not returning to this game. The Heat will likely run some tests on him, but we may not get an update until after the game. If he misses time, James Johnson may have to play some backup center behind Hassan Whiteside. We'll have an update shortly.
Justin Anderson played four minutes in his 76ers debut against the Knicks on Saturday with one rebound.
Coach Brett Brown is big on practice time, so it's going to take a while before Anderson gets decent minutes. He does fit the system and he could potentially take minutes from Gerald Henderson, but Anderson is only a stash in very deep leagues.
Evan Fournier made 2-of-10 from the field for seven points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes during a 105-86 win over the Hawks on Saturday.
His minutes are way up again with 35.5 per game over his last four. In that span, he averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 treys on 40.0 percent from the field. It'll be interesting to see how he and Terrence Ross co-exist, but Ross should absolutely have a higher usage than Serge Ibaka. While Fournier's scoring may take a minor hit, his fantasy value should be fine as long as he stays healthy.
Terrence Ross showed why the Magic traded for him during a 105-86 win over the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.
After a 4-of-17 dud on Thursday, Ross had it going big time with shooting touch. Ross has been living on his jump shot and actually hasn't made any shots at the rim in his two games with Orlando, which does spell trouble for his consistency from an efficiency standpoint -- only 11.7 percent of his shots come from within three feet on the season. Coach Frank Vogel has said he wants him to be aggressive and to score off the dribble, so expect more close shots to come. Ross should be owned in all standard leagues with his new opportunity.
Elfrid Payton flirted with a triple-double against the Hawks on Saturday with 15 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, two steals and two blocks in 28 minutes.
He was 3-of-8 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line to get this win. The Magic are reportedly looking to sign another point guard because C.J. Watson (Achilles) is banged up, so maybe this is a little added motivation for Payton. His fantasy value still isn't where it needs to be as a low-end point guard.
Aaron Gordon made 7-of-11 from the field for 18 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one turnover in 24 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.
The shift to power forward has been huge for him, especially when it comes to shot selection. A whopping 65.0 percent of his shots have come from within three feet, which explains why he's made 55.0 percent from the field in those two games. This move could save his fantasy value going forward and should start finally trending up after a terrible start.