Memphis has allowed the third-most fantasy points to power forwards and the eighth-most to small forwards over the last 10 games, and they’ll be facing one of the most motivated and talented forwards in the NBA on Monday. Sounds like a recipe for big numbers.
As a proud member of the elite first name club, Anderson enters the night with plenty of hope and I think he hits value in this spot, thus allowing you to have room for a pair of star players on this short slate.
Nemanja Bjelica has been playing good ball since Jimmy Butler’s injury, including a career-best game of 30 points and 12 rebounds earlier this week. This earned him a nice raise in this week’s rankings.
He was very good. Obviously, the 12 assists were great. .Overall, a really positive night from him. A lot of things that were really good.
Khris Middleton scored 24 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 20 for the Bucks, while Eric Bledsoe finished with 14 points, including a trio of baskets to stem a fourth-quarter Memphis rally. But it was Jennings, who last week was playing with the Bucks’ G League team after playing in China earlier this year, who was the talk of the locker room.
Johansen did his part against New Jersey, forcing overtime with his 11th goal at 18:54 of the third period. That gave him goals in consecutive games, suggesting that he might be about to get on the kind of roll that’s eluded him most of the season.
Winnipeg knows all too well about Johansen. In his 17 career games against the Jets, Johansen has 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points — four more than he’s scored against any opponent.
Theis tore his meniscus in the final minute of Sunday’s game and is expected to miss the remainder of the season. Brown is still in the early stages of the NBA’s return-to-action concussion protocol and is not expected to play this week. Hayward is not expected back this season while rehabbing from a fractured ankle.
Horford missed Sunday’s game due to illness and did not practice on Monday. The Celtics did not practice Tuesday due to blizzard conditions in the Boston area.
If Horford can’t go, Jayson Tatum and Aron Baynes would be Boston’s only typical starters available. Terry Rozier seems likely to elevate to a starting role, while Marcus Morris started in place of Horford on Sunday.