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  • Warriors' Donte DiVincenzo: Passable production Monday

    DiVincenzo ended Monday's 141-114 victory over Oklahoma City with 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt), four rebounds and seven assists across 28 minutes.

    DiVincenzo was able to cobble together a serviceable fantasy line Monday, thanks in part to the fact the game descended into garbage time. With Stephen Curry (knee) likely to be sidelined until March, DiVincenzo could be in for a small bump over the coming weeks. His overall value is typically reliant on assists and steals, although his ability to score from the perimeter is proving to be a consistent part of his game. He won't be for everyone but probably should be rostered in most 12-team formats.

  • Warriors' Klay Thompson: Drops game-high 42 points

    Thompson finished with 42 points (15-22 FG, 12-16 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist over 33 minutes during Monday's 141-114 victory over the Thunder.

    Thompson was on fire in the victory, casually pouring in 12 three-pointers en route to a game-high 42 points. With Stephen Curry (knee) likely to miss at least a few weeks, Thompson is going to have to shoulder more of the scoring load moving forward. While he won't offer much in terms of defensive numbers, Thompson's ability to score the ball should be enough to vault him into the top 50, at least until Curry returns.

  • Jalen Williams SF | OKC

    Thunder's Jalen Williams: Subdued effort Monday

    Williams finished Monday's 141-114 loss to the Warriors with eight points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-6 FT), five rebounds, one assist, one block and three steals over 25 minutes.

    Williams struggled on the offensive end once again Monday, scoring fewer than 10 points for the third straight game. However, he was able to add four combined steals and blocks, salvaging what was an otherwise disappointing outing. He is outside the top 200 in standard formats over the past week, and given the lack of name value, there is a chance he could pop up on a few waiver wires, especially in highly competitive leagues. He has top-100 upside moving forward, so if he is dropped in your league, you should strongly consider picking him up.

  • Darius Bazley PF | OKC

    Thunder's Darius Bazley: Limited role continues in loss

    Bazley chipped in three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and one steal over nine minutes during Monday's 141-114 loss to Golden State.

    Bazley logged fewer than 20 minutes for the ninth consecutive game, continuing what has been a highly disappointing season to date. While he has been a relatively consistent piece of the rotation, it would appear as though the team does not see him as a significant part of its future. He can be a sneaky source of both boards and blocks when afforded meaningful minutes, but at this point, that feels unlikely to occur.

  • Thunder's Lindy Waters: Back in rotation Monday

    Waters closed with eight points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist across 15 minutes during Monday's 141-114 loss to the Warriors.

    Waters re-entered the rotation Monday, seeing action for the first time in over two weeks. The Thunder continue to change their rotation on seemingly a nightly basis, making streaming almost impossible. With that said, Waters has only been used sparingly thus far this season, meaning managers can safely avoid in him just about every format.

  • Luguentz Dort SF | OKC

    Thunder's Luguentz Dort: Remains out Tuesday

    Dort (hamstring) won't play in Tuesday's game against the Lakers, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.

    Dort is set to miss his sixth consecutive matchup while tending to a right hamstring strain. His next chance to return will arrive Friday in Portland.

  • Malik Beasley SF | UTA

    Jazz's Malik Beasley: Lands three triples in loss

    Beasley registered nine points (3-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes during Monday's 124-111 loss to the Mavericks.

    Beasley's struggles continued Monday, as he shot under 50 percent from the field for the fourth time in his past five games. His production has been up and down all season, often representative of his playing time. He currently sits as the 155th-ranked player in standard formats, averaging 13.4 points per game to go with 3.1 three-pointers. While he will have stretches in which he can be rostered, he should be looked at as more of a streaming candidate outside of deeper leagues.

  • Kelly Olynyk PF | UTA

    Jazz's Kelly Olynyk: Tops double-digit scoring in loss

    Olynyk supplied 11 points (4-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds and three assists over 28 minutes during Monday's 124-111 loss to Dallas.

    Olynyk scored in double-digits for the first time since returning from injury, an indication that he is beginning to get some rhythm back in his game. He has played at least 28 minutes in two straight games and is well on the way to establishing himself as a 30-minute-per-night player once again. While the upside is not as high as it was to begin the season, Olynyk should be able to chug along as a solid top 120 player moving forward.

  • Collin Sexton SG | UTA

    Jazz's Collin Sexton: Rough night Monday

    Sexton accumulated 10 points (2-3 FG, 6-6 FT) and one assist over 25 minutes during Monday's 124-111 loss to the Mavericks.

    Sexton was not able to have an impact Monday, scoring fewer than 15 points for the sixth time in his past eight games. As a player who relies solely on scoring to buoy his fantasy value, Sexton is not doing a good job of convincing anyone he should be rostered. He is barely inside the top 200 in nine-category formats over the past two weeks, leaving him on the fringe of deeper-league discussions.

  • Mavericks' Christian Wood: Modest production in return

    Wood registered six points (1-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds and four assists in 19 minutes during Monday's 124-111 win over the Jazz.

    Wood returned to action after missing the past eight games due to a thumb injury. Despite the Mavericks being down on numbers, Wood came off the bench, playing just 19 minutes. The coaching staff was likely easing him back in given the layoff, possibly reassuring managers that he will trend up in the near future. The addition of Kyrie Irving to the roster is going to impact Wood's offensive opportunities. He remains a 12-team asset, although it is possible he may have already peaked this season.

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