Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 2 Days
Mike Dunleavy was on the upswing in Saturday's home loss, coming off the bench for 16 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one turnover.
He played 34 minutes and was a predictably big part of the offense with Luol Deng (calf, Achilles) unavailable tonight. Although his production has swung wildly all season, Dunleavy should be a solid fantasy play if Deng isn't ready to return for a back-to-back set vs. the Bucks (Tuesday) and Knicks (Wednesday).
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 4 Days
Mike Dunleavy cooled off in Thursday's win over the Heat with three points, four boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.
He busted out for a 23-point, 48-minute explosion on Monday, but he was almost invisible before that outing. In his three games leading up to Monday, Dunleavy scored a combined seven points and didn't make any 3-pointers. He's stuck in a timeshare with rookie Tony Snell, and even if he heats up, he'll likely get crushed by the return of Jimmy Butler.
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 7 Days
Mike Dunleavy made six 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 23 points with seven boards, five assists, two steals and two turnovers in 48 minutes against the Pelicans on Monday.
He had zero momentum coming into tonight with a combined seven points in his previous three games. Coach Tom Thibodeau leaned heavily on Dunleavy tonight and his 3-point range does seem like a better fit for the Bulls' current roster. He's a better player to own than Tony Snell in fantasy and this game might be able to kickstart him until Jimmy Butler gets back.
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 9 Days
Mike Dunleavy disappeared again on Saturday, hitting just 1-of-6 shots for two points in 22 minutes off the Bulls' bench.
This is getting ridiculous, as Dunleavy has now hit 3-of-18 shots for a total of seven points in three games since Derrick Rose went down. He's going to catch fire and it's only a matter of when. But until he gets it going and Tony Snell calms down, we would not recommend dropping Dunleavy into a lineup until the slump is busted.
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 12 Days
Mike Dunleavy played just 18 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with two points, seven rebounds and zero 3-pointers in the win.
We were expecting much more from Dunleavy with Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose out, but he's been pretty awful in his last two games. There's still a chance that he'll get hot off the bench and turn it around quickly, but the quick rise of Tony Snell and strong play of Luol Deng aren't helping his cause.
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 14 Days
Mike Dunleavy struggled in Monday's game, hitting just 1-of-8 shots for three points to go with two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 36 minutes.
The team was shell-shocked by news of Derrick Rose missing the rest of the season and on the road in an almost-raucous environment in Utah. The good news is that the minutes were there and the production is going to follow, even if Dunleavy is going to show his mileage this season. He should still be owned in most formats.
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 15 Days
Mike Dunleavy played 30 minutes in another start at shooting guard on Sunday with 14 points, two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers against the Clippers on Sunday.
This is on par with his average lines in his previous two starts and serves as a fair expectation while Jimmy Butler (toe) is out. Dunleavy should be able to sustain value for much of the season since Kirk Hinrich won't be playing shooting guard anymore, so he's a nice pickup for owners looking to bolster their 3-point production.
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 17 Days
Mike Dunleavy scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, one assist and one steal over 32 minutes on Friday.
Dunleavy will likely be called upon for more playmaking duties with Derrick Rose staring down a career-defining injury, and though Dunleavy has question marks about his ability to both produce and stay on the court he has some interesting upside if he can answer the call on both fronts. Especially with Jimmy Butler out, Dunleavy is worth a very hard look in standard formats.
Mike Dunleavy SG/SF CHI 18 Days
Mike Dunleavy made the most of garbage time on Thursday during a loss to the Nuggets, scoring 15 points with five boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers on 6-of-11 shooting in 31 minutes.
He scored 12 of those in the final eight minutes of the game, including both 3-pointers. Dunleavy was the only player in the starting lineup to shoot above 50 percent from the field and Chicago was a disaster in the third quarter with just 14 points. Tonight's line isn't too lofty of an expectation with Jimmy Butler out of the lineup for Dunleavy. If you need some scoring and triples, he's worth a look.