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Kelly Oubre    F  Wizards

 

 

Kelly Oubre notched 11 points four rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on Wednesday, playing 26 bench minutes in a 93-87 win vs. Memphis. Markieff Morris (sore hip) was out tonight, but it was Mike Scott who got the start with just a handful of extra minutes sifting down to Oubre. He's fallen out of the top-150 conversation over the past month, and there should be higher-upside rest-of-season values on most waiver wires.

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Dec 13 - 11:48 PM

Tomas Satoransky    G  Wizards

 

 

Tomas Satoransky had three points, two rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 15 minutes off the bench on Wednesday. Satoransky appeared to hurt his right hand during the game, but he confirmed afterward that he's fine. Tim Frazier played only five minutes tonight and it looks like Satoransky has leap-frogged him for the backup PG job, though it hardly matters while John Wall is healthy.

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Dec 13 - 11:47 PM

Eric Bledsoe    G  Bucks

 

 

Eric Bledsoe scored 14 points with three rebounds, five assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday. He is piling up the steals with 10 over his last three games. The Bucks have always been really aggressive in trapping and jumping out on pick-and-roll defense, so that may have been part of the reason why Bledsoe is thriving in the steals department. He's not really being asked to distribute the ball on offense, but he's still dropping 20 per game over his last five outings. He's doing just fine.

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Dec 13 - 11:42 PM

Khris Middleton    G/F  Bucks

 

 

Khris Middleton scored 15 points with five rebounds, 10 assists and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday. He's seemed to figure out how to play next to Eric Bledsoe as he doesn't really hold the ball like most guys who are asked to run the offense at times. Middleton has basically put up six solid games in a row, averaging 21.8 points, 4.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 2.5 treys on 52.3 percent from the field. His steals are still lacking on the year, but Middleton's hot streak has him coming in as a top-35 player in standard leagues.

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Dec 13 - 11:39 PM

Marc Gasol    C  Grizzlies

 

 

Marc Gasol hit 5-of-16 shots to finish Wednesday's loss in D.C. with 15 points, 10 rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes. Gasol recently questioned the Grizzlies' team "culture," and their tailspin has continued since the firing of coach David Fizdale. "We’re always looking for an excuse from another guy," Gasol said after Monday's loss. His vocal frustration will inevitably lead to whispers about the possibility of a trade, but for now there's no reason to think Memphis will deal him. From a fantasy perspective, he has a healthy 28.4% usage rate over the past month and just needs to start knocking down shots -- he's shooting a mere 40.4% in that span.

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Dec 13 - 11:35 PM

James Ennis    G/F  Grizzlies

 

 

James Ennis played 24 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring seven points on 3-of-4 shooting with four boards, one assist and one steal. Tyreke Evans (sore right hip) was out of commission tonight, so Memphis turned to a platoon of players including Ennis, Andrew Harrison (30 minutes), Ben McLemore (23 minutes) and Mario Chalmers (22 minutes). Ennis has been efficient lately, with minutes in the mid-20s, but his usage is simply too low (12.2 percent) to help typical fantasy owners.

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Dec 13 - 11:34 PM

Chandler Parsons    F  Grizzlies

 

 

Chandler Parsons started Wednesday's game in place of Tyreke Evans (hip), finishing with 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting, two 3-pointers, five rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes. Interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said his team looked "hesitant" offensively to begin the game, due to Tyreke's absence, but that's an understatement. They finished the first half with 29 points total, and finished the game shooting 38.3% as a team. Parsons' 27 minutes marked a season-high, and there's a good chance he'll get a DNP during back-to-back games Friday and Saturday.

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Dec 13 - 11:34 PM

JaMychal Green    F/C  Grizzlies

 

 

JaMychal Green picked up 15 points and a season-high 15 rebounds on Wednesday, hitting 6-of-13 shots with three 3-pointers, two assists and four turnovers in 37 minutes. Interim coach J. B. Bickerstaff said after Monday's ugly loss, "The effort wasn’t there. To a man ... we didn’t give the fans what they deserved tonight." His team was dreadful offensively in the first half tonight, scoring just 29 points in the first half, but they rallied after halftime in a tough 93-87 road loss. Green was a big part of the comeback effort, but he's been nowhere near standard-league fantasy value over the past month.

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Dec 13 - 11:33 PM

Gary Harris    G  Nuggets

 

 

Gary Harris scored a career-high 36 points during a 124-118 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, six assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes. This was a highlight fest and it was not your 2016-17 version of Harris as most of his buckets were without much help from his teammates. Harris has really blossomed as a scorer with at least 21 points in four of his last six games. Harris' usage rate has increased to 19.9 this season while it hasn't hurt his efficiency too much. He is posting third-round value in standard leagues and there's little reason to think he'll be dropping off from that output as long as he's healthy.

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Dec 13 - 11:33 PM

Andrew Harrison    G  Grizzlies

 

 

Andrew Harrison scored a season-high 20 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, making 6-of-9 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs with seven assists, three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. Mike Conley (Achilles) was out again tonight and it's unclear when he'll return -- he's stated that he won't play until he's 100 percent healthy, and as the losses mount Memphis has even less incentive to rush him back. Harrison barely missed multiple career-highs tonight and he's quietly crept onto the fantasy radar as steals-and-assists specialist. He outplayed Mario Chalmers again tonight, too, and is making a compelling case for minutes on a listless Grizzlies team.

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Dec 13 - 11:32 PM