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Allen Crabbe    G/F  Nets

 

 

Allen Crabbe played well off the bench on Sunday, racking up 20 points, four 3-pointers, five boards, one steal, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes of floor time. Crabbe knows that when he’s working with the second unit, his role is to come in and aggressively search for buckets, and that’s exactly what he did today, immediately spurring a 9-0 run when he entered the game. Crabbe has also been very nice on the defensive end this year, contributing 1.0 steal and 1.0 block per contest, and he looks all set up for a career-year as one of the main pieces to the rebuild in Brooklyn. Make sure he's not floating around on your waiver wire.

Oct 22 - 7:12 PM

D'Angelo Russell    G  Nets

 

 

D'Angelo Russell notched his fourth-career double-double during Sunday's win over the Hawks, tallying 16 points, 10 assists, seven boards, one steal, one triple and four turnovers in 29 minutes. Russell did an excellent job of getting his teammates involved early, working within the flow of the game, and locking up Dennis Schroder on the defensive end. He also hit a dagger 3-pointer with under two minutes to go to put Brooklyn up by 10, and D-Lo becoming a killer in the clutch has been a fun thing to watch this season. He’s hit the ground running, and has an excellent chance of finishing the year with top-40 value in 9-cat leagues.

Oct 22 - 7:08 PM

Milos Teodosic    G  Clippers

 

 

Teodosic has been diagnosed with a plantar fascia injury in his left foot and ruled out definitely, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

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Oct 22 - 7:07 PM

Dewayne Dedmon    F/C  Hawks

 

 

Dewayne Dedmon scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting Sunday, to go with seven rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes. Apparently, Dedmon is yet another 7-footer who will be joining the 3-point bomber club this season, as he’s knocked down at least one three in two of his first three games of the year. While he doesn’t offer the highest upside, Dedmon will be worth owning as long as he’s starting in Atlanta for his ability to bring some blocks and triples to the box score.

Oct 22 - 6:58 PM

John Collins    F  Hawks

 

 

John Collins posted a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double during Sunday's loss to the Nets, adding one block and two turnovers in just 21 minutes off the bench. Collins has been playing with great energy to open the 2017-18 season, and he did a phenomenal job attacking the boards in this one with his 28.9 rebounding rate. Simply put, Collins is too good to keep off the floor, and there's a good chance he'll find himself starting for the Hawks at some point this season. He's a highly attractive stash in most leagues.

Oct 22 - 6:53 PM

Milos Teodosic    G  Clippers

 

 

Milos Teodosic has been diagnosed with a plantar fascia injury in left foot and will be out indefinitely, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Plantar fascia injuries can be tricky to heal, and they tend to only get better with prolonged rest, so Teodosic figures to miss a good chunk of time here making him a drop-candidate in leagues that don't offer an IR-spot. Patrick Beverley, Austin Rivers and Lou Williams will see a spike in minutes with Teodosic on the sidelines, but there's not really an obvious pick up here in 12-team leagues.

Dennis Schroder    G  Hawks

 

 

Schroder left Sunday's game against the Nets with a left ankle injury, Anthony Puccio of NetsDaily.com reports.

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Oct 22 - 6:40 PM

Marco Belinelli    G  Hawks

 

 

Marco Belinelli scored 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting during Sunday's loss to Brooklyn, adding three 3-pointers, two rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 31 minutes off the bench. Belinelli can be hit-or-miss, but he's one of the few guys in Atlanta's backcourt who can light it up from beyond the arc, so he should be looking at around 25 minutes a night with the Hawks this season. He also could see some more minutes coming his way in wake of the Dennis Schroder (ankle) injury, so he might be worth scooping up in deep leagues if you need a 3-point specialist.

Oct 22 - 6:39 PM

Taurean Prince    F  Hawks

 

 

Taurean Prince posted nine points on 3-of-8 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Nets, to go with one 3-pointer, one rebound, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 23 minutes. The Hawks didn’t make much of an effort to get Prince involved on offense, and head coach Mike Budenholzer turned to Marco Belinelli late at the expense of Prince, but we doubt this will be a regular occurrence for the 23-year-old forward playing on a rebuilding team. Owners should anticipate seeing a bounce-back performance from Prince in Monday's game in Miami.

Oct 22 - 6:29 PM

Kent Bazemore    G/F  Hawks

 

 

Kent Bazemore went 4-of-12 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line during Sunday's loss to the Nets, on his way to 16 points, three boards, three assists, one block and five turnovers. The shooting wasn't great, but Bazemore managed to round out his stat line with the dimes and block, and owners can expect a more efficient outing on Monday in Miami. Dennis Schroder going down with an ankle injury could force Bazemore into more of a playmaking role on the offensive end, so he could see a slight uptick in dimes in Schroder needs to miss time.

Oct 22 - 6:19 PM