Fantasy 30: Updates on Damian Lillard, Jaylen Brown and others
The best fantasy basketball managers have a habit of looking at NBA schedules, studying final results, and scouring the news for any tidbit that can help them gain an edge in their leagues.
Luckily, Eric Moody does all that work for you every Thursday with Fantasy 30, helping answer tough questions like where to start, who is the best fantasy basketball player, and what’s the latest injury news with key players around the world. the world. league.
Here’s the latest fantasy news from each of the 30 teams.
Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks don’t have many streaming opportunities, but if you’re looking for points and threes, don’t overlook DeAndre Hunter. He has scored 20 or more fantasy points in seven of his last eight games. Hunter also averaged 34 minutes per game during this period. He only appears in 18.2% of Sportzshala leagues.
Boston Celtics: Jaylen Brown has played 17 games with 35 or more points in his career. This breaks the tie with Bob Cousy for the eighth most such games in franchise history. Brown is just one step away from equaling Antoine Walker in seventh place. Brown has scored 50 or more fantasy points in six of his last seven games, including 60 or more in two.
Brooklyn Nets: Cameron Johnson scored 31 or more fantasy points in two consecutive games. Since being traded from the Suns to the Nets, he has averaged 17.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Johnson only appears in 31.2% of Sportzshala leagues. If your fantastic cast needs help, he’s a great streamer.
Charlotte Hornets: The status of Mark Williams until the end of the season is not determined due to a thumb injury. Nick Richards did a great job at the center of the Hornets. He scored 38 or more fantasy points in three of his last four games, but only features in 7.0% of Sportzshala leagues.
Bulls of Chicago: Patrick Beverley (listed in 9.6% of Sportzshala leagues) has provided the Bulls with some stability as a point guard since the acquisition. He scored 20 or more fantasy points in three games in a row, including one with 47. In favorable matches, he can be very productive for your fantasy team.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Carys LeVert has 34 or more fantasy points in three of her last four games. He has four straight games with 15 or more points, which is LeVert’s longest streak since he joined the Cavaliers. On Wednesday night against the 76ers, he was great. LeVert (in 44.5% of Sportzshala leagues) scored or assisted 38 points off the bench.
Dallas Mavericks: Jayden Hardy joins an injured Mavericks team. He scored 20 or more points in four consecutive games. The availability of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving ultimately determines Hardy’s fantastic value, but he can be productive when given enough minutes. He only appears in 4.1% of Sportzshala leagues.
Denver Nuggets: It’s been a fight for Jamal Murray for the last four games. He scored under 15 fantasy points twice while shooting from the floor with 31.5% accuracy in that time. The Nuggets have lost four games in a row, and Murray continues to struggle with pain in his left knee. Bruce Brown should not be overlooked by fantasy managers in deeper formats in need of a streamer. He scored 25 fantasy points in two of his last four games and only plays in 21.4% of Sportzshala leagues.
Detroit Pistons: Killian Hayes and James Wiseman are two players you can trust to tank the Pistons. Hayes only appears in 17.3% of Sportzshala’s leagues and has scored 28 or more fantasy points in three straight games, playing 29 minutes or more each. Meanwhile, Wiseman averaged 16.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in his last five games. He only appears in 24.2% of Sportzshala leagues.
Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry played his 12th career game, scoring 50 points in a loss to the Clippers on Wednesday. He passed Allen Iverson for ninth in league history. The Warriors have lost nine road games in a row. this is the longest streak by the reigning champion since the 1998–1999 Bulls, which were in the season since the Last Dance.
Houston Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate is gaining popularity at the perfect time for managers looking for a streamer. He has scored 20 or more fantasy points in five of his last six games. Tari Eason is also another very good option. In nine of his last 11 games, the rookie has scored 20 or more fantasy points, including four games with 30 or more points. Tate and Eason are available in a large percentage of Sportzshala leagues.
Indiana Pacers: Andrew Nembhard is a mandatory player, while Bennedict Maturin is suffering from a right ankle sprain. While it’s hard to tell if the Pacers are tanking, Nembhard should continue to be heavily involved in the rotation. Over the past four games, he has scored 24 or more fantasy points, including 30 or more in two. Nembhard only appears in 3.3% of Sportzshala leagues.
Los Angeles Clippers: It was great to watch Kawhi Leonard become fantasy manager in the second half of the season. In his last 12 games, he averaged 28.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals. The Clippers lead 12-2 when Leonard scores at least 30 points. Leonard has averaged 44.2 fantasy points per game this season.
Los Angeles Lakers: Austin Reeves has become a trusted source of scoring and is helping to increase the FG for fantasy managers in category formats. He has scored 28 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games. It’s going to be a big week for the Lakers as they look to solidify their playoff position and Reeves will continue to play a key role. He only appears in 10.0% of Sportzshala leagues.
Memphis Grizzlies: Surprisingly, Xavier Tillman only appears in 12.5% of Sportzshala’s leagues despite thriving with Steven Adams and Brandon Clarke for the remainder of the fantasy season. Tillman averaged 10.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals over the last 10 games.
Miami Heat: Tyler Herro brings the fantasy season to a close. In his last eight games, he averaged 20.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists on 46.8% shooting from the floor. The Heat will face the Bulls and the Pistons to close out the fantasy week.
Milwaukee Bucks: Joe Ingles is on the streaming radar for Thursday night’s game against the Pacers, and Grayson Allen has already been ruled out with right plantar fascia soreness. Ingles scored 23 or more fantasy points in five consecutive games, including one game with 47 fantasy points. He is a reliable source of triples and helps fantasy managers with category formats.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Edwards has played 21 games this season with 30 or more points. This is the second highest single season in franchise history. Kevin Love has the most with 25 games in 2013-14. Edwards has averaged 42.3 fantasy points per game this season.
New Orleans Pelicans: Over the past six games, Herbert Jones has averaged 12.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocks. His ability to contribute in multiple areas makes him a valuable fantasy player, especially in category formats. Jones only appears in 31.0% of Sportzshala leagues. Meanwhile, Trey Murphy III continues to be a great streamer. He has scored 40 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games and only plays in 31.7% of Sportzshala leagues.
New York Knicks: It is not yet known if Jalen Brunson will play against the Nuggets on Saturday. He has a sore left leg, so Immanuel Quickly replaced him perfectly. In two of the last three games, Quickly has scored 48 or more fantasy points. Quickly should still be included in the lineups even when Brunson returns. He is featured in 34.6% of Sportzshala leagues.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Josh Giddy has eight career triple-doubles, surpassing Magic Johnson to become the second-best player aged 20 and under in league history. The only player with more points is Luka Doncic. Meanwhile, Jalen Williams’ roster percentage is currently 58.9%. He is the first Thunder rookie to record a 20-point double-double since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City.
Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero’s lack of defensive stats and losses makes him a better option for points formats than category formats. Five of his last six games have seen him score 32 or more fantasy points, including one with 50 points. Three more games remain in the Magic’s path; Thursday against the Suns and Saturday/Sunday in a row against the Clippers and Lakers.
Philadelphia 76ers: James Harden has played 11 games this season, scoring at least 25 points and 10 assists. This is the third most in a season in franchise history behind Allen Iverson, who has achieved this tally for two consecutive seasons. Harden averaged 23.9 points and 11.7 assists in his last seven games.
Phoenix Suns: Fantasy managers don’t complain about Devin Booker playing big with Kevin Durant. In his last seven games, he averaged 34.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals. Until Kevin Durant returns, Booker, Chris Paul and DeAndre Ayton will keep the Suns afloat.
Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard has played 31 games this season, scoring 30 or more points. This is the second most in a season in Trail Blazers history. The only one with more in a season was Lillard himself (35 in 2020/21). In his last seven games, Lillard averaged 33.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.0 steals.
Sacramento Kings: This season, Domantas Sabonis has exceeded all expectations, given his average position in the draft. With 11 triple-doubles, he is tied for second in the league with Luka Doncic. Nikola Jokic is the only player with more. Sabonis has scored 50 or more fantasy points in four of his last five games.
San Antonio Spurs: Devonte Graham has been a great addition to the Spurs since joining the trade deadline. In the last 12 games, he averaged 15.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. With San Antonio sore with injuries and out of the playoffs, Graham should continue to play an active role…