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Cody Zeller started Wednesday's tough loss vs. Milwaukee, but had just five points (1-of-1 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), three boards, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

Zeller earned the starting nod over Willy Hernangomez and Bismack Biyombo, but the key for his fantasy value will be staying healthy. He appeared in a mere 33 games last season, due to left knee meniscus surgery in December, but has looked good in the preseason. Zeller has demonstrated top-120 fantasy value but his ceiling is low, so there's no incentive to own him ahead of higher-upside big men.
Oct 17 - 11:03 PM

Alex Len (back) logged 21 minutes in the Hawks embarrassing loss to the Knicks on Wednesday night and finished with seven points (on 3-of-6 shooting), four boards, two assists, one blocks and three turnovers.

There was some question as to whether Len would be able to suit up in the season opener, but he was cleared to play. This game was a blowout by the second quarter, with the Hawks trailing by as many as 28 points, so it is difficult to guess if Len might have seen more minutes had the game been tight. With Dewayne Dedmon (ankle)still sidelined, Len will continue to start and should see plenty of playing time going forward.
Oct 17 - 11:01 PM

D.J. Augustin scored 11 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday.

On top of the underwhelming line, Augustin didn't close this game out because of defensive concerns with Jerian Grant taking over. He also isn't running the offense nearly as much with Aaron Gordon handling things, so there little reason to think he'll have many assist opportunities. Most owners should hunt for higher upside.
Oct 17 - 11:01 PM

Eric Bledsoe was sharp during Wednesday's road win with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and one block.

Bledsoe shot 7-of-13 from the field with three triples, while committing just two turnovers in 34 minutes. He routinely fell into the fourth round of drafts, which made him an easy value pick -- so far, so good for owners who targeted him.
Oct 17 - 11:00 PM

Anthony Davis hit 13-of-21 shots and 6-of-7 free throws for a cool 32 points, 16 rebounds, a career-high eight assists, three steals and three blocks in 39 minutes.

He also flirted with fouling out, but finished with five personals. Davis didn't hit a 3-pointer (or even attempt one) tonight, but this kind of line is the type of thing we're going to get on a nightly basis from the Brow. And that's why he should have been taken No. 1 or No. 2 in your fantasy draft.
Oct 17 - 10:59 PM

Ersan Ilyasova looked sharp in 29 minutes on Wednesday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting with nine boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.

It's not exactly his Bucks 'debut' since he played for them from 2006-15, but he didn't miss a beat after dalliances with Atlanta, Philly and OKC. It appears Ilyasova will fill a sixth-man role in Milwaukee, giving him enough daylight to carve out low-end value for boards, triples and a smattering of across-the-board stats.
Oct 17 - 10:59 PM

Brook Lopez made his Bucks debut on Wednesday, scoring 14 points (4-of-7 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with two triples, three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

BroLo had a down year with L.A. last season, averaging a career-low 13.0 points on career-worst 46.5% shooting. He added a mere 4.0 rebounds per game, which is basically unforgivable from the center spot. He may not reclaim the early-round stats he held with the Nets earlier in his career, but shouldn't have any trouble holding off John Henson, Christian Wood and Thon Maker (who was inactive) for the lion's share of minutes this season.
Oct 17 - 10:58 PM

Andre Drummond scored 24 points with 20 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Nets during a 103-100 victory on Wednesday.

He attempted three from deep and it's clear the Pistons are still going to allow him to launch triples for at least a little while longer. Coach Dwane Casey let him shoot in the preseason despite all the misses and he made a joke about it after the game. ""He probably reached his quota, but he stepped into them," Casey said. Drummond is also the first Piston player with a 20-20 in the opener, and you can bet he'll have plenty more where that came from.
Oct 17 - 10:58 PM

Bucks rookie Donte DiVincenzo had eight points, two 3-pointers, two boards, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes during his NBA debut on Wednesday.

The rookie will be fun to watch whenever he's on the court, thanks to supreme athleticism, but his path to fantasy value is crooked. Unless injuries strike the Bucks' core players, fantasy owners in most 12-team leagues can comfortably leave DiVincenzo on the waiver wire.
Oct 17 - 10:57 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo opened the season with 25 points, 18 rebounds, eight assists, one block and eight turnovers in 35 minutes vs. Charlotte.

He made 9-of-21 FGs and 7-of-12 FTs, and came two boards shy of his career-high. Giannis was a lock in the top-four for fantasy this season, and there was a case for him as early as No. 1 -- tonight is Exhibit A why he's a prime MVP candidate. His scoring, FG percentages and rebounds have improved every single season, and there's no reason he can't take yet another step forward in 2018-19. It's a scary thought.
Oct 17 - 10:56 PM

Nikola Mirotic hit 11-of-20 shots and six 3-pointers on his way to 30 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in opening night's 131-112 drubbing of the Rockets.

Mirotic topped 30 points just twice last season - once on April 6 and once in the playoffs - so tonight's explosion was great to see. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak at Houston for the Pelicans and Mirotic filled it up with half of his points coming in the third quarter. Some steals or blocks would have been nice, but no one is going to complain about this opening-night gem from Miro.
Oct 17 - 10:54 PM

Trae Young finished with 14 points (on 5-of-14 shooting), six rebounds, five assists, one trey and four turnovers in the Hawks loss to the Knicks on Wednesday night.

Coming into the season, fantasy owners were worried about Young's field goal percentage and his turnovers. Both issues were evident in his pro debut. Young forced a lot of contested jumpers and had some careless passes. On the plus side, it was encouraging to see him grab six boards. Young will supply plenty of value this season in points leagues, but his FG% and TO's will likely be a problem all year long in nine-category formats.
Oct 17 - 10:52 PM

Blake Griffin made 8-of-17 from the field for 26 points with eight rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

The matchup was as good as it gets against Jared Dudley, but Blake was obviously the focal point of the offense. Griffin got to the line 11 times in this game and only had one turnover to help his efficiency in this win. Production has never been the question with Blake and he'll have plenty of lines like this one.
Oct 17 - 10:50 PM

Taurean Prince tallied a team-high 21 points, six assists, six rebounds, three triples and six turnovers in the Hawks lopsided defeat to the Knicks on Wednesday.

Prince was a whopping -23 plus/minus in his 32 minutes of action. He posted solid counting stats, but often forced the issue, as evidenced by his six turnovers. He finished the game 7-of-15 from the floor, 3-of-7 from 3-point range and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. The Hawks have limited talent offensively, especially with John Collins sidelined, which will allow teams to focus on Prince.
Oct 17 - 10:47 PM

Allonzo Trier played well in his first career game, scoring 15 points, grabbing four boards and blocking two shots in the Knicks 126-107 victory over the Hawks.

Per Basketball-Reference, dating back to 1984, only three Knicks rookies have scored 15+ points in their first career game: Patrick Ewing, Kristaps Porzings and, now, Allonzo Trier. Iso Zo was not drafted back in June and ended up signing a two-way contract with the Knicks. It looks like a shrewd move for New York, as Trier has been stellar since arriving in NYC. He was one of just four rookies to average over 14 points per game during the preseason and didn't miss a beat in his pro debut on Wednesday. Trier didn't record an assist or steal, but was 5-of-9 from the floor, including 1-of-3 from downtown, and 4-of-4 from the line. He doesn't provide much other than points, but could still end up providing value in deep leagues.
Oct 17 - 10:45 PM



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