Jerryd Bayless G BOS 16 Hrs
Jerryd Bayless played a season-high 39 minutes against the Nets on Friday with 14 points, six boards, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.
After really struggling in his first month with the Celtics, Bayless is starting to come on as an off-the-ball guy. Avery Bradley (ankle) is getting closer to a return and could be back next week, which would hurt Bayless' playing time in a big way. He should still have some value in standard leagues for the next few games, though.
Gordon Hayward SG/SF UTA 16 Hrs
Gordon Hayward hit 6-of-8 shots in Friday's blowout loss to the Knicks, scoring 18 points with seven rebounds, five assists and two threes.
Hayward's shooting slump was bound to bounce back the other way and don't look now but over his last eight games he has hit 45.4 percent of his shots. If he can keep that up and keep from being dragged down by a team that has lost all of it's fight, then early round numbers should follow.
Rajon Rondo PG BOS 16 Hrs
Rajon Rondo had his shot working against the Nets during a 91-84 win on Friday, scoring 20 points with seven boards, nine assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.
He already set a career high with his 20 triples this season and he's really improved as a shooter. Rondo is also shooting a career-high 66.7 percent from the line this year and it's really helped his fantasy value. It's hard to believe he's just 17 games removed from his debut due to ACL reconstruction and looks to already be back to close to 100 percent.
Marvin Williams SF UTA 16 Hrs
Marvin Williams' nosedive continued in Friday's blowout loss to the Knicks, as he hit just 1-of-7 shots for three points, five boards and one block in 19 minutes.
Williams just hasn't been anywhere near the player he was before the trade deadline. Normally we wouldn't put a ton of stock in a blowout like this but the Jazz are in plenty of them and Williams is a mess. Props to him for being relevant for the first half of the year but he's back to being waiver wire fodder.
Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 16 Hrs
Derrick Favors' struggles continued in Friday's blowout loss to the Knicks, as he scored eight points with seven rebounds and no other stats in 26 minutes.
Favors returned from his hip injury and looked to be getting back on track but the last three games have been terrible. The Jazz have been extremely quiet about the injury and it's fair to wonder if that is acting up, and it's also fair to wonder if the team has quit on Ty Corbin.
Trey Burke PG UTA 16 Hrs
Trey Burke scored four points on 2-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, four assists and zero steals in Friday's blowout loss.
Burke is one of the guys that the Jazz refer to when they talk about players that aren't used to big minutes. He has played his way back onto the waiver wire in many standard formats but by virtue of his starting job he'll be worth watching in case he can get his numbers out of the red.
Marcus Thornton SG BKN 16 Hrs
Marcus Thornton had a rough night against the Celtics on Friday, making 1-of-9 from the field for four points with four boards, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes.
The 29 minutes are the most he's played with the Nets, but this was his worst game with them based on shooting percentage. Thornton has been up and down throughout his career and he's going to have plenty more duds like this one the rest of the way. His upside is nothing more than in a timeshare with Shaun Livingston, so he's not quite worth owning in standard leagues unless you really need triples.
Enes Kanter C UTA 16 Hrs
Enes Kanter scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's blowout loss.
We'd actually take this line with the defensive stats over some of his other scoring and rebounding efforts. If Kanter can do something to address his invisible numbers on D, then it would go a long way toward pushing up his floor and also giving him some upside. As it stands, he's worth owning for some of his recent numbers and the chance he gets developed down the stretch but expectations should still be in check.
Alec Burks SG UTA 16 Hrs
Alec Burks hit 6-of-8 shots off the bench on Friday, scoring 18 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one three.
Burks doesn't do much besides score on most nights with the occasional flurry of assists, so his value is well below standard league level but if need a scorer he has been consistent in that department.
Joe Johnson SG/SF BKN 17 Hrs
Joe Johnson played through an illness on Friday against the Celtics, scoring a team-high 21 points with seven boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.
The Nets were a mess on offense tonight, making just 4-of-30 from downtown and only hitting 36.3 percent of all of their shots. Johnson missed shootaround due to his illness, but he was still able to turn in a nice game. It was his second consecutive game with 21 points and he'll look to keep it going against the Kings on Sunday.