Damian Lillard
Tue 11/30/21 2:10 AM

Lillard produced 11 points (4-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, five assists and one block across 31 minutes during Monday's 129-107 loss to the Jazz.
EDGE Analysis
Lillard hit two of his first three field-goal attempts but was then shut down by a talented Jazz defense. The All-Star point guard remains immersed in a season-long shooting slump -- his 39.7 percent field-goal rate and 30.2 percent effort from three-point range are each on pace for career-worst marks. After averaging at least 25 points per game in each of the past six campaigns, Lillard is posting only 21.5 points per contest this season.

Lauri Markkanen
Tue 11/30/21 2:07 AM

Markkanen had 24 points (9-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in 33 minutes during Monday's 114-96 win over Dallas.
EDGE Analysis
Markkanen was uber-efficient in the victory, continuing what has been a surprisingly strong season. There had been some conjecture as to what his exact role would be after joining the Cavaliers in the offseason. Now the dust has settled, it is clear the coaching staff are fully invested in running with a big lineup, predominantly featuring Markkanen at the small forward position. His efficiency will obviously fall off at some point but on the whole, managers have to be thrilled with what they are getting on a nightly basis.

Jusuf Nurkic
Tue 11/30/21 1:58 AM

Nurkic had 24 points (9-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes during Monday's 129-107 loss to the Jazz.
EDGE Analysis
Nurkic has upped his offensive game over his past three contests, averaging 23.0 points and making 23 of 40 field-goal attempts (67.5 percent). For context, the big man had scored 20 points only once prior to the three-game spurt -- and that came in Portland's season-opener. Nurkic's fantasy value will increase considerably if he's able to maintain the recent scoring surge, as he's also one of the league's top-10 rebounders, averaging 10.9 boards per contest.

Joe Ingles
Tue 11/30/21 1:52 AM

Ingles registered 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-8 3Pt), two rebounds, six assists and one steal across 29 minutes during Monday's 129-107 victory over the Trail Blazers.
EDGE Analysis
Ingles made his second straight start in the absence of Royce O'Neale (ankle), and he fared well with 14 points and six dimes. The veteran has now reached double-digit scoring in three straight contests after failing to do so in nine of his previous 10 games. Ingles can be a decent streamer when he starts, but his per-game averages of 7.9 points, 3.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds on the campaign make him a less-than-ideal player to roster in season-long leagues.

Jordan Clarkson
Tue 11/30/21 1:49 AM

Clarkson logged 22 points (7-15 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds and three assists across 30 minutes during Monday's 129-107 win over Portland.
EDGE Analysis
Clarkson trailed only Donovan Mitchell (30 points) for high-scoring honors among Jazz players, thanks primarily to a season-high six three-pointers. The veteran guard has notched at least 20 points in three of his past five games, though he failed to reach double-digits in the other two. Clarkson's lack of peripheral stats makes him a low-end option in fantasy.

Rudy Gobert
Tue 11/30/21 1:43 AM

Gobert closed Monday's 129-107 win over Portland with 21 points (9-11 FG, 3-4 FT), 16 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal over 32 minutes.
EDGE Analysis
For most of the season, "Gobert" and "double-double" have been synonymous -- through his first 18 games, he had failed to accomplish the feat only twice. However, the big man entered Monday in a bit of a scoring slump, having totaled only 15 combined points on a meager seven field-goal tries over his previous two contests. Gobert was much more productive offensively against Portland, notching his fifth effort of 20-plus points on the campaign. In addition, he grabbed 16 boards and extended his streak of games with at least one blocked shot to eight.

Donovan Mitchell
Tue 11/30/21 1:27 AM

Mitchell notched 30 points (12-20 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, five assists and four steals in 32 minutes during Monday's 129-107 victory over the Trail Blazers.
EDGE Analysis
Mitchell led the Jazz in scoring in the contest, posting his first 30-point performance since Nov. 6. He enjoyed his most efficient shooting effort of the campaign, converting 12 of 20 field-goal attempts. Efficiency has been the star guard's biggest Achilles heel on the campaign -- even with Monday's effort, he is still shooting just 43.4 percent from the field -- but Mitchell has been better of late, converting over half of tries in each of his past two contests.

Naz Reid
Tue 11/30/21 12:50 AM

Reid posted 13 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds, an assist and a block across 23 minutes off the bench during a 100-98 win over the Pacers on Monday.
EDGE Analysis
Reid now has back-to-back 13 point games after failing to score double figures in six contests prior. He also logged a team high in plus-minus at plus-20. Reid has been a beneficiary of Jarred Vanderbilt (illness) missing time, but will likely be relegated to fantasy irrelevance upon his return. Reid is best viewed as a viable streaming option if Karl-Anthony Towns is inactive.

Karl-Anthony Towns
Tue 11/30/21 12:43 AM

Towns posted 32 points (13-22 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-8 FT), eight rebounds and two assists Monday, as the Timberwolves beat the Pacers 100-98. He also had nine turnovers.
EDGE Analysis
Towns fouled out after 32 minutes, which makes his 32 points and nine turnovers both slightly more interesting. Regardless, he has now scored at least 25 points in four of his last five games. The continued emergence of Anthony Edwards has slightly dented Towns' scoring output, but the big man has altered his game to the tune of a career-best shattering 44.6 percent shooting from three this season. Thus far, he's arguably been the league's best three-point shooter not named Stephen Curry on a suddenly hot Timberwolves squad.

Josh Okogie
Tue 11/30/21 12:42 AM

Okogie was limited to two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 33 minutes in a 100-98 victory over the Pacers on Monday.
EDGE Analysis
With Jarred Vanderbilt (illness) unavailable, Okogie got the spot start and was unimpressive. It was easily the most minutes he has played this season, which could be an excuse for the poor showing given a lack of prior playing time and flow within the offense. The defensive savant will only appear on fantasy radars if he begins logging this kind of time consistently.