Must Add Josh: Dominated this game and with Capela still not having a timetable, he is a guy that needs to be rostered
Must Add Kyle: Okongwu is playing fantastic, blocking shots and showing off versatile production with assists and steals. His 20 rebounds are a career-high, and he's a must-add in most leagues while Capela remains out with a clear timeline for his return. This is absolutely a sell-high stretch for Okongwu in redrafts, though, too.
Must Add 12 teams Josh: About what was expected. Add him in 12 team leagues
Maybe Add Kyle: McConnell can put up really good fantasy lines in middling bench run, so don't be surprised if he's only playing in the mid-20s while Haliburton is out but still putting up great production. His percentages are perfect for Rotisserie, and it's hard to find assists on the wire, so grab them if you need them and the steals.
Josh: Nice numbers, but lots of players out got him there. I wouldn't add him
Watch Kyle: Brissett had a big game with several players out, and he's fine to watch for conditional streaming value, but this is mostly a sell-high moment.
Stream Josh: This is the future. Problem is, Turner is in the way and they have foolishly been playing Smith over him. Has this done enough to get him the backup spot? I don't know. I also don't expect Turner to be dealt, but if he was and if Jackson is the next in line, the payoff is huge. It's a risk that likely doesn't work, but it could be worth it. In saying all of that, he is worth streaming tomorrow
Maybe Add 12 teams Kyle: Jackson showed up in a big way with a spot start in place of Turner, blocking a career-high 7 blocks and reminding everyone why he was considered a great late upside pick in drafts this season. While we can't expect the role to stick or for even a bench role to be consistent, a big line like this usually can't go unnoticed, either, so Jackson is worth considering as a streamer for Saturday, a flier for deeper leagues, and a sell-high in places where you're not convinced of consistency this seaso
Kyle: Young was back in action after missing the previous game and played well in most respects.
Kyle: Off shooting, but an otherwise nice line from Murray.
Sell High Josh: This is a very nice hot streak from Hunter. Minutes are up, he is scoring well and he even added assists here. There is a chance it continues, but historically, he has not been close to this sort of player. I would try to sell high
Maybe Add 12 teams Kyle: Hunter was great with a season-high 6 threes. Stream, grab as a flier, and try to sell-high when he's on a good stretch.
Kyle: Smith had a decent game with Turner out, but I wouldn't be chasing this beyond conditional streaming if the Pacers continue to be short-handed.
Maybe Add 12 teams Josh: Standard Mathurin line, just supersized. Still didn't help outside of scoring and somehow hit no threes. He is fine if you are looking for a scoring boost, but did he start for Haliburton or for Nesmith?
Maybe Add Kyle: Mathurin showed up in a big way with Haliburton out, commanding big minutes and scoring the ball at an elite level. I'd be adding Mathurin in all standard leagues with his ability to be a 25-ppg scorer the rest of the way if given the role.
Hold Josh: If you added, don't be discouraged. Be encouraged. He took 16 shots. They just didn't go in. But that spike in usage is going to be key in coming weeks. Add him off the wire.
Maybe Add Kyle: Nembhard slid over to PG with Haliburton out and played big minutes with plenty of touches, but his shot didn't fall. I'd be holding firm for now, as the opportunity looks great with Haliburton out.
Josh: Terrible game with low minutes, due to some foul trouble, but he got the game winning tip in.
Kyle: Collins had his struggles here, and the really poor off nights are something we're familiar with, but he also won the game with a tip-in, so the Hawks won't care about his light fantasy production.
Josh: He really looks quite poor this season and I am guessing the Pacers have soured on him as a prospect.
Kyle: Duarte was given the spot start, but he failed to capitalize on the opportunity and is barely worth tracking beyond very deep leagues at the moment.
Hold Josh: Shooting is way off at the moment. Still a hold.
Hold Kyle: Another rough shooting game, but I'd be holding firm most places. Bogdan is probably fine to treat as a streamer as needed in 10s, but I'd likely be holding steady in 12s.