Josh: Big minutes with no Garland. He looks like a stream when Garland is out
Sell High Kyle: Rondo showed off his ability to offer intriguing conditional streaming and specialist value, especially when Garland is resting, but this mostly just something to watch in case Garland misses more time and a moment to try selling high in deeper leagues. These kind of minutes and production won't be consistent.
Josh: Strong numbers in his first game and his managers could love this role
Kyle: Haliburton was fantastic in his Pacers debut, and the sentiment seems to be that he'll hold down the primary PG duties even when Brogdon is back, pushing Brogdon into more of an off-guard role to try and keep him healthier and to maybe find better efficiency.
Maybe Add 12 teams Josh: Tons of minutes here and it looks like he gets first crack at the starting spot. Could take a flier on him, but there are five bigs (when Turner returns) to get minutes and it could end up with a up and down rotation like in LA.
Maybe Add 12 teams Kyle: Brissett started at PF and was great. The role may not stick, but it's there for now, and he's worth considering as a flier to see if coach Carlisle let's him try to stake his claim to the job. It's fine to treat as a sell-high moment in deeper leagues if you think Carlisle is still figuring out things.
Josh: Started for Garland. I wonder if they keep him there when Garland returns. Much better performance than game one.
Kyle: LeVert started and got big minutes with Garland out. It was a nice revenge-game showing for LeVert, and there's an argument this is a time to consider selling high if the Cavs plan on continuing to play LeVert off the bench when Garland is healthy.
Josh: LOw usage, but nice defense and hit his free throws. Been down a bit lately, but still a hold.
Kyle: A poor night on offense, but it's hard to complain considering his contributions on defense. A buy-low moment if anything.
Kyle: Duarte shouldn't be on the wire in any standard leagues at the moment with Brogdon still out.
Maybe Add 12 teams Josh: Looked good before night ended early and if you have him in 12 team leagues hold.
Watch Kyle: Jackson was playing well before leaving with soreness in his sprained right ankle. He's going to be droppable for some teams that can't deal with the injury ambiguity at the moment, and given that Brissett started at PF, while Jackson and Goga were headed for a timeshare at center, it's starting to look more dubious for Jackson to claim a big role consistently. He'll need to play at PF to approach his ceiling this season if Turner comes back healthy at center.
Josh: The assists are a surprise, but the minutes are huge. Brogdon is out and we don't know if he returns, so Hield culd get some nice run
Sell High Kyle: Hield played great in his Pacers debut, starting with Brogdon out and commanding big minutes while posting nearly a triple-double. If Brogdon can't get healthy, Brogdon could impress in ways we wouldn't usually expect, but this is mostly a sell-high moment given the kind of production posted. Brogdon should be on someone's roster as he should improve in a new environment, but he could be in a more limited bench role soon if Brogdon gets healthy, making this a sell-high moment.
Watch Josh: Looked solid, but Brissett got more minutes. Keep an eye on him
Watch Kyle: Smith made his Pacers debut and earned decent run, but it's hard to trust his minutes given the possibility of Turner returning after the ASB and with it being unclear how much Carlisle will be willing to run Smith and Jackson at PF to keep them getting minutes if the frontcourt is healthy.
Josh: Kept his minutes solid, but usage dropped somewhat. I would still hold him
Josh: He was bad. But, he did start. It's still tough to work out the rotation, but I would rather Jackson long term. Not a must drop, but you could move on if you need to. He got a knock in the head early which may have contributed to low minutes.
Droppable 14 teams Kyle: Goga started and is fine to hold as a conditional streamer for Sunday's game, but he's also perfectly fine to drop as needed with his failure to produce and to command good minutes here with the opportunity readily available.
Kyle: Thompson may not have been in the rotation if Jackson was available, so I wouldn't look into this much at all beyond the deepest of leagues and very conditional streaming.
Kyle: Garland was held out due to his back, but coach Bickerstaff seemed to imply this was a cautionary rest on the first night of a b2b, so there's an argument to try buying low in the hopes that the Garland will be able to iron out his back issues with some rest around the All-Star break (which will be hard with him being an All-Star and the demands that come with it).
Kyle: It sounds like the plan is to move Brogdon off ball more when he returns, making him the SG and Haliburton the starting PG, but we'll see if that actually plays out when Brogdon is in the mix.