Player News - Bucks

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O.J. Mayo's hot streak continued on Saturday during a 95-88 win over the Bucks with 17 points, seven rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

In his previous 10, Mayo averaged 14.2 points, 3.1 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.9 treys on 53.3 percent from the field in 25.7 minutes. Mayo's ceiling isn't going to be too high because he doesn't play big minutes, but he's doing enough to put on the end of your bench in a standard league.
Feb 1 - 2:04 AM

Jared Dudley stayed hot against the Blazers on Saturday night with 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

He lit it up on Thursday in his first start with a full 17-point line. Ersan Ilyasova (groin) is likely going to miss more time and the Bucks have looked amazing in their last two games with their smaller lineup. Dudley has enough upside to grab in standard leagues. Although, he would likely cool off once Ilyasova is back.
Feb 1 - 2:00 AM

John Henson made his second consecutive start on Saturday against the Blazers with 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist and four blocks in 27 minutes.

He had a double-double on Thursday and is clearly capitalizing on his chance with Zaza Pachulia (calf) out of the lineup. Pachulia is a slow healer, so Henson could get some extra run for a while. If you want to give him a look in even a shallow league and see if he can keep it going, it's not a bad idea.
Feb 1 - 1:55 AM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) will not play in Saturday's game against Portland.

This will be Pachulia's second straight game out of the lineup, and there's still no indication on how serious the injury is. We will consider Pachulia day-to-day for now, and will be sure to provide additional information as needed. John Henson will draw the start again on Saturday, and is worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of short-term value.
Jan 31 - 6:51 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (groin) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

He just can't stay healthy with the injuries just piling up. Fantasy owners can cut him in most leagues and he'll likely be on a minutes limit upon his return. Expect Jared Dudley and Khris Middleton to benefit most with Ghostface Ilya out of the lineup.
Jan 31 - 6:49 PM

John Henson started against the Magic on Thursday during a 115-100 win, scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

He looked great in the starting unit and there might be a position battle should Zaza Pachulia (calf) miss time. Henson does have some eye-catching upside for his ability to block shots, so fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on him. Unless you don't care about foul shooting, it's probably best to see what happens his next time out before grabbing him.
Jan 29 - 11:29 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo had another stat-stuffing line against the Magic on Thursday with 10 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks in 33 minutes.

He didn't turn the ball over either. Antetokounmpo has been a top-100 guy in standard fantasy leagues over the past month while he's slowly but surely increasing his fantasy value. He tends to have more perceived value because everyone loves the Greek Freak, so his owners might be able to trade him for an inflated price.
Jan 29 - 11:23 PM

Jerryd Bayless scored a team-high 19 points against the Magic on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, three steals and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes.

This actually wasn't a garbage time special with Bayless having some success early on. He was able to benefit with the Bucks bumping up some of their threes to fours and fours to fives, so he'll lose some value once the team gets some guys back. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Jan 29 - 11:19 PM

Jared Dudley moved into the starting lineup for Ersan Ilyasova on Thursday, scoring 17 points with four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

The Bucks were rolling on offense with 12 triples tonight. Dudley was really cooling off before tonight, but the loss of Ilyasova should open up some playing time for Dudley. With Ghostface Ilya only day-to-day, Dudley is more of a stop-gap add for now.
Jan 29 - 11:13 PM

Khris Middleton continued his unbelievable start of the 2015 year with 17 points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers against the Magic on Thursday.

He's been a top-20 player in the last month and is easily the best pickup in fantasy basketball in the past two months. Middleton has shown no signs of slowing down, but it's safe to say he won't be an elite guy the rest of the way. If you can unload him for a top-50 guy, it makes sense.
Jan 29 - 11:10 PM

John Henson will replace Zaza Pachulia (calf) in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. Orlando.

Henson offers a lot of upside, and with a favorable matchup against the Magic, he's looking like a fine plug-and-play in daily leagues. It's going to be hard for head coach Jason Kidd to limit Henson's minutes tonight with Ersan Ilyasova, and Zaza unavailable. Kenyon Martin could also pick up some extended minutes tonight as one of the few healthy big men left on the roster, although he's unlikely to contribute much to the stat sheet.
Jan 29 - 6:03 PM

Jared Dudley will start at power forward for Thursday's game against Orlando with Ersan Ilyasova (groin) unavailable.

Dudley is more of a 3-point specialist, but he could see an uptick in value with the move to the starting lineup and a favorable matchup against the Magic. He's worth a dice roll for those playing daily leagues.
Jan 29 - 5:54 PM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Magic, and John Henson will take his place in the starting lineup.

Pachulia said that he felt a "pop" while going through shootaround and he had to quit. He said he thinks he'll be sidelined for a week at the most, so owners can start looking at other options for Saturday's game vs. Portland, and Monday's game vs. Toronto. Henson will draw a favorable matchup against the Magic, and he looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Jan 29 - 5:49 PM

Jorge Gutierrez will play against the Magic on Thursday, according to head coach Jason Kidd.

Fresh off signing a 10-day contract on Wednesday, Kidd said Gutierrez will be available for Thursday game. "He thinks defense first, and offense comes second," Kidd said about his former player on the Nets. "He finds open guys and gets to basket." Gutierrez isn't likely to see many minutes as a bench player for the Bucks, so he can safely be left on the wire.
Jan 29 - 12:08 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (groin) will miss Thursday's game against the Magic.

The Bucks may go into Thursday's game short-handed as Zaza Pachulia (calf) is questionable. Jared Dudley and Johnny O'Bryant are the biggest fantasy beneficiaries of Ilyasova's absence, while John Henson could join them as he's due to start if Pachulia can't suit up.
Jan 29 - 11:46 AM

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