Friday night saw its fair share of big time performances and uneasy injuries. From Anthony Davis’ scoring barrage to Bradley Beal’s ankle woes, the fantasy world was abuzz. With plenty to cover, let’s get right to the action.
Davis fills it up for the Pelicans
Anthony Davis set a career-high on Friday night by scoring 36 points but unfortunately, the Pelicans fell late against the Blazers. The super athletic power forward was electric for most of the night, adding nine rebounds, one steal, and two blocks. Davis got some solid support from Tyreke Evans, Brian Roberts, and Eric Gordon, who each scored over 16 points, but Damian Lillard got hot late, scoring 16 points in the fourth quarter alone to sink New Orleans. The Pelicans’ front man has been scorching as of late, averaging 31 points, 13 boards, and three blocks per game over his last five. Davis is driving a gravy train right now so enjoy the ride.
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Jefferson keeps on trucking
Al Jefferson continues to pay dividends for the Bobcats and fantasy owners alike. The big man dropped 25 and 16 on Friday night, leading his squad to victory over Minnesota. These types of line have become the norm for Jefferson and he doesn’t look to be slowing down. He’s now scored 20 or more in eight of his last nine games and is averaging a whopping 26 and 10 since the All-Star break. Unfortunately the Bobcats only play six games in the following two weeks, which slightly curbs his value during the fantasy playoffs.
Beal goes down
Bradley Beal was in the midst of a quality game on Friday, notching 20 points through regulation. However, in the middle of overtime, the sharpshooter went down in a heap and had to be carried off the court after suffering a right ankle sprain. The good news is that he’s considered day-to-day, leaving him questionable for Saturday night’s game. The Wizards will likely have an MRI done to make sure it’s nothing serious so stay tuned for updates.
Foye’s bad run continues
Randy Foye’s string of bad performances hit an apex on Friday night as he scored just seven points on 2-7 shooting, adding one triple and 1 assist in 24 minutes. The Denver guard has now scored a total of 26 points over the last four games and is officially a liability for most fantasy owners. With the fantasy basketball playoffs beginning next week for several head-to-head leagues, Foye has become a player that may be expendable. The return of Ty Lawson and recent resurgence of Kenneth Faried has left Foye with a smaller role in the starting unit and his minutes are decreasing as a result. If Foye dropped another dud against Atlanta on Saturday, it may be time to consider alternative options.