Players To OWN:
Kelly Olynyk, PF/C, Miami Heat
Olynyk has strung up three good games in a row and with Hassan Whiteside not playing Friday against Phoenix, Olynyk should soak up most of the minutes. He has averaged 14 points, seven rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.3 steals the last three outings with probably the best one coming up against an anemic Suns defense.
Darren Collision, PG, Indiana Pacers
Most would probably pick Tyreke Evans as the most likely beneficiary of Victor Oladipo’s injury, but Collison has shown he is the runaway fantasy winner. He is good for 12.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and three steals over the last 5 games! The better news is, his salary barely even moved which means you can snag him up for a fairly low price.
DeMar DeRozan, SG/SF, San Antonio Spurs
In three previous games against the Lakers, DeRozan has torched the latter to the tune of 31.3 points, nine rebounds, 8.3 assists, and 1.7 steals. Drawing the Purple and Gold again Friday night, chances are we’ll get another prime performance from the USC product.
Players To AVOID:
Kawhi Leonard, SF, Toronto Raptors
I know Leonard is blazing hot lately after torching the Sixers with 36 points, nine rebounds, five steals, and five makes from deep. However, the chances are the game against Brooklyn will turn into a blowout and that should limit Kawhi’s upside. Use the Klaw in matchups against upper tier teams and then you will see him do real work.
Kemba Walker, PG, Charlotte Hornets
After a torrid start to the season and at one point, leading the league in scoring, Kemba has cooled off averaging only 14 points and 5 assists the past two games. Stay off of him unless he gets going once again.
Ben Simmons, PG, Philadelphia 76ers
Simmons is no longer the fantasy threat he once was at the start of the season because of Jimmy Butler’s arrival. Moreover, he is more like a turnover machine the past few games, totaling 18 over the last four. He is still solid but at his salary, you can find someone else with a better outlook.
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