Omri Casspi SG/SF HOU 13 Hrs
Omri Casspi came off the bench for 14 points, seven rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 6-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's loss.
Francisco Garcia got the start for Chandler Parsons, who missed his second straight game with a sore back, but had just eight points and two 3-poitners on 3-of-9 shooting. Once Parsons is back both Casspi and Garcia will go back to being hit-or-miss fantasy options. Either player could go off on any given night, but could also do next to nothing, making both of them tough to own, and even tougher to throw into fantasy lineups.
Omri Casspi SG/SF HOU 2 Days
Omri Casspi played 30 minutes against the Jazz on Monday and had 13 points, six boards, two steals and two 3-pointers.
The 30 minutes were a season high and coach Kevin McHale went with Casspi as a stretch four quite a bit tonight. This move may have been motivated by Chandler Parsons not being active, so it's hard to get too excited about picking Casspi up based on this line alone.
Omri Casspi SG/SF HOU 10 Days
Omri Casspi scored 16 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 4-of-6 shots (2-of-3 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with three rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes.
Casspi has been a low-end contributor in 14-16 team formats and all this will do is raise his value, but it's still hard to put much faith in his limited role right now. Just know what his baseline production is right now and be ready to move in standard formats if his role expands.
Omri Casspi SG/SF HOU 12 Days
Omri Casspi scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and one steal in 17 minutes off the bench on Saturday.
Despite coming off the bench for just 21.4 minutes per game, Casspi has been able to hold low-end value in 14-16 team leagues on averages of 8.2 points, 1.2 threes, 4.0 boards and 1.0 steals per game. Consider that food for thought if he ever steps into a more substantial role.
Omri Casspi SG/SF HOU 22 Days
Omri Casspi came off the bench for 16 points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's OT loss.
Casspi has been up and down all season, but had a good line tonight. He'll be inconsistent going forward and clearly benefitted from the absence of James Harden. He's probably better left on waivers given his inconsistency, but is also worth keeping an eye on after he had a big preseason.
Omri Casspi SG/SF HOU 23 Days
Omri Casspi (knee) logged 26 minutes in Monday's double-overtime win, scoring five points on 1-of-4 shooting (no threes) with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block.
If Casspi could do this every night his shot wasn't falling then he'd be owned in most formats, but the fact is that he can't be counted on for the defensive numbers and in general he needs to heat up before he can be relied upon in standard formats. That said, we're pretty sure his name is getting called around here sometime down the road.
Omri Casspi SG/SF HOU 24 Days
Omri Casspi is expected to play on Monday despite a strained knee ligament.
The ailment caused him to miss part of Sunday's practice and the Rockets' injury report is growing by the minute, but at least he's probable to suit up vs. the Raptors. In a sliver of good news, Casspi has (at least so far) avoided the flu-like symptoms that are making their way through Houston's locker room.
Omri Casspi SG/SF HOU 27 Days
Omri Casspi shot 1-of-5 from the field for five points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes on Thursday.
It's his second game in a row scoring in single digits, which probably is disappointing to those that picked him up on Monday following his 19-point game against the Clippers. The Rockets have a lot of options and coach Kevin McHale has mixed and matched at power forward so far this year. Casspi has 3-point upside, but like most players that come off the bench, there will be some bad nights this year.
Omri Casspi SG/SF HOU 29 Days
Omri Casspi played 24 minutes against the Blazers on Tuesday and had seven points, eight boards and five assists on 2-of-4 shooting.
He broke out with 19 points in Monday's drubbing at the hands of the Clippers, but tonight really wasn't a letdown. If he can get 24 minutes per game in the Houston offense, he should have enough value in standard league for his 3-point contributions.