Jeff Green F BOS 50 Mins
Jeff Green scored a team-high 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting in Sunday's win vs. Detroit, going 5-of-12 from beyond the arc with three rebounds and two blocks.
Green has been very steady since Rajon Rondo took the reins of Boston's offense (Wednesday's four-point dud notwithstanding), and every so often he blesses fantasy owners with a gem like this. Boston plays four games in Week 20, making Green a safe play in all formats.
Kelly Olynyk C BOS 51 Mins
Kelly Olynyk's remarkable efficiency continued on Sunday with 18 points in 18 minutes vs. the visiting Pistons.
He made his only 3-point attempt, grabbed six rebounds and handed out two assists, all while navigating serious foul trouble. The Celtics' rookie center is averaging 17.8 points in a mere 22.5 minutes per game over the past week. It's fun while it lasts, but he's a true roll of the dice in fantasy leagues given his tendency for foul trouble and season-long 43.1 percent shooting.
Jason Thompson finished Sunday's defeat with four points, four rebounds, one assist, and zero steals or blocks in 24 minutes.
This is JT's fifth straight game with single-digit points, even though he's averaging a healthy 26 minutes in March. His scoring drought, on top of an inherent lack of versatility, makes him irrelevant in standard fantasy formats.
DeMarcus Cousins dominated the short-handed Nets' frontcourt throughout Sunday's loss in Brooklyn, racking up 28 points and 20 rebounds before fouling out after 32 minutes.
Cousins made 13-of-19 field goals and 10 of his rebounds came on the offensive glass, but even his massive game wasn't enough for the Kings to steal a road win. He added three assists, one steal and one block while avoiding any technical fouls, rounding out an excellent night for his fantasy owners.
With Paul Pierce (shoulder) and Andrei Kirilenko (ankle) both injured on Sunday, Alan Anderson came off the bench to score 11 points with three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.
Anderson might find himself playing big minutes if Pierce and Kirilenko are unable to return for Monday's game vs. the Raptors. Owners looking for a temporary burst of 3-pointers should keep an eye on Brooklyn's injury report, but Anderson is a dubious source of long-term value.
Rudy Gay SF SAC 1 Hr
Rudy Gay returned to Sunday's game after tweaking his ankle in the third quarter, and he finished with 20 points, one 3-pointer and four rebounds in a loss to the Nets.
The Kings' seven-game road trip continues in Detroit on Tuesday, so Gay will have one day to recover before taking the court again. His ankle may swell up overnight and we'll include him on the injury report as a precaution, so check back on Monday for updates.
Ben McLemore SG SAC 1 Hr
Ben McLemore shot 3-of-4 from the field for eight points in 30 minutes vs. the Nets on Sunday.
The rookie continues to start at SG and he's getting plenty of opportunities, but he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games since late January. He belongs on the waiver wire unless some glimmer of consistency appears on the horizon.
Andray Blatche played 26 minutes in Sunday's win vs. Sacramento, but he scored only four points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.
Blatche didn't put up any defensive stats in what was a thoroughly disappointing stat line. His inconsistency may be outweighed by the Nets' favorable rest-of-season schedule, especially while Kevin Garnett (back spasms) is out of commission and Mason Plumlee is struggling as a starter, so owners in need of a low-end big man should keep him on the radar.
Mason Plumlee C BKN 1 Hr
Mason Plumlee racked up five fouls in 12 minutes while attempting to defend DeMarcus Cousins on Sunday.
The rookie has shown flashes of potential this season, but he's been struggling as a starter with Kevin Garnett (back spasms) on the sidelines. He has 13 personal fouls and zero blocks in a combined 51 minutes of action over Brooklyn's past three games, which sums up his lack of fantasy appeal.
Marcus Thornton scored a team-high 27 points vs. his former team on Sunday, making 11-of-15 FGs with five 3-pointers as the Nets defeated the Kings.
Thornton's scoring totals have been all over the place in Brooklyn (his past four games had totals of four, 20, three and 25 points), but owners targeting points and 3-pointers may find him too tempting to pass up -- at least when the Nets face a lenient defense. He was helped tonight by the absence of both Paul Pierce (shoulder) and Andrei Kirilenko (ankle), and Thornton should get more minutes and shots if either of those veterans miss Monday's game vs. Toronto.