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Fantasy Basketball: Fringe Report – Tomas Satoransky Part 2

Nine games on a busy Saturday with the John Wall injury perhaps the major talking point. Wall appears set for season-ending surgery which could open the door for Tomas Satoransky to move straight into the starting lineup. I look at his performance from Saturday’s victory as well as other players rumbling along nicely, hoping to launch themselves into standard league relevance.

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Fantasy Basketball Fringe Report

Players to add

DeMarre Carroll

Austin Rivers

Jeff Green

Thomas Bryant

Tomas Satoransky

Kevin Huerter

Luke Kornet

Moe Harkless

Derrick White


Players to stream

Danuel House

Alex Len

Alec Burks

Kyle Korver

Malik Beasley

Bryn Forbes

Marco Belinelli

Milwaukee Bucks def. Brooklyn Nets 129-115



George Hill (35%) – Drop

Thon Maker (14%) – Drop

D.J. Wilson (11%) – Drop: Wilson continues to play well in his backup role, appearing a much-improved player from last season. That being said, as soon as Ersan Ilyasova returns, Wilson will struggle to get on the court.

Sterling Brown (10%) – Drop

Tony Snell (9%) – Drop



Rodions Kurucs (49%) – Watch: Kurucs has now had two ordinary games in a row, losing a lot of his fantasy appeal. Allen Crabbe could return shortly but Rondae Hollis-Jefferson did leave this game early with an adductor strain. If you own Kurucs, it could be worth holding to see how things play out but if there is a free-agent you have your eye on, making the move is certainly not the worst decision.

DeMarre Carroll (38%) – Add: Carroll played 35 minutes Saturday, taking advantage of the injury to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. If Hollis-Jefferson is forced to miss additional time, Carroll is worth a speculative add after scoring in double-digits in three straight games.

Shabazz Napier (10%) – Drop: Napier went off Saturday, matching his career-high with 32 points in an impressive performance. D’Angelo Russell was rested for this game which meant Napier played a whopping 33 minutes. The numbers need to be put into context, however, and Napier will likely shift back to a 10-minute role for the next game.

Jared Dudley (7%) – Drop

Kenneth Faried (6%) – Drop: Faried turned back the clock Saturday, putting up his first double-double in what seems like forever. Ed Davis was resting which meant Faried saw more playing time than he has all season. The numbers here are nice but he may fall back out of the rotation when Davis returns.

Theo Pinson (2%) – Drop

Houston Rockets def. New Orleans Pelicans 108-104



Austin Rivers (23%) – Add: Rivers played 37 minutes and it appears as though he is going to be a big part of the rotation moving forward. Eric Gordon left Saturday’s game early and will get an MRI on his knee, which could potentially open up more time for Rivers. He is yet to put up any big numbers but could be a nice streaming option to see if he can find his rhythm in the next couple of games.

Gerald Green (13%) – Drop

Danuel House Jr. (9%) – Stream: House has played at least 26 minutes in four straight games and has solidified himself in the Rockets rotation. That being said, he doesn’t offer a lot of production but could be streamed in given he is receiving plenty of minutes.

Nene Hilario (4%) – Drop



Tim Frazier (19%) – Drop

Frank Jackson (11%) – Drop

Jahlil Okafor (10%) – Drop

Ian Clark (5%) – Drop

Solomon Hill (4%) – Drop

Wesley Johnson (4%) – Drop

Kenrich Williams (2%) – Drop

Washington Wizards def. Charlotte Hornets 130-126



Jeff Green (38%) – Add: Green is going to take a hit once Otto Porter returns which could hurt his value, but he is still a worthwhile add given his recent form.

Thomas Bryant (30%) – Add: Bryant put up a 21-and-10 double-double Saturday, continuing his impressive play of late. Markieff Morris was out again and will hurt Bryant once he returns. On the flip side, the Wizards coaching staff have to love what Bryant has been able to do and will likely try to find more playing time for him.

Tomas Satoransky (28%) – Add: John Wall appears headed for season-ending surgery which will likely mean Satoransky is given the starting nod. During his time as the starter last season, Satoransky was a top-75 player and there is no reason to think he can’t replicate that once again.

Troy Brown (16%) – Drop

Sam Dekker (10%) – Drop

Chasson Randle (4%) – Drop: Both Randle and Troy Brown could see an increase in their playing time now that John Wall is likely going to miss the rest of the season. They will still find it hard to have any value outside of deeper formats.



Malik Monk (49%) – Drop

Guillermo Hernangomez (30%) – Drop

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (24%) – Drop

Devonte Graham (8%) – Drop: Graham had a nice game Saturday but the numbers were inflated with Tony Parker being rested.

Atlanta Hawks def. Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108



Jeremy Lin (47%) – Watch: Lin has flirted with standard league value all season and that will likely be the case moving forward given his backup role.

Alex Len (38%) – Stream: Len is close to being an add in standard leagues but until his playing time levels out, his production will likely remain inconsistent.

Kevin Huerter (37%) – Add: Huerter was somewhat limited in his production Saturday but played 30 minutes and should still be considered a standard league player.

DeAndre Bembry (30%) – Drop: Unlike a few of the other Hawks players, Bembry will lose a lot of his value when Taurean Prince eventually returns.

Vince Carter (8%) – Drop: Carter dropped a season-high 21 points in Saturday’s win but typically added very little outside of the points.

Justin Anderson (6%) – Drop

Alex Poythress (6%) – Drop: Poythress had another solid game Saturday but remains a non-factor in standard formats.

Miles Plumlee (3%) – Drop



Alec Burks (24%) – Stream: That makes back-to-back 17-point games for Burks as he continues to try and rebuild his career. Rodney Hood was out with an Achilles injury and given the Cavaliers have very little incentive to rush him back, Burks could hold borderline value moving forward.

Matthew Dellavedova (10%) – Drop

Jaron Blossomgame (8%) – Drop

Channing Frye (2%) – Drop

Jalen Jones (2%) – Drop

Boston Celtics def. Memphis Grizzlies 112-103



Daniel Theis (15%) – Drop

Semi Ojeleye (5%) – Drop

Guerschon Yabusele (5%) – Drop



Garrett Temple (41%) – Watch: Temple had five consecutive games with double-digit scoring prior to Saturday’s disaster and is still worth keeping an eye on in standard formats.

Dillon Brooks (26%) – Watch: Brooks scored a season-high 19 points in Saturday’s loss, including an impressive 4-of-5 from the three-point line. He had scored just 10 points combined in his previous four games so we would need to see a bit more from him to start taking notice.

Shelvin Mack (18%) – Drop

Wayne Selden Jr. (9%) – Drop

Joakim Noah (6%) – Drop


Utah Jazz def. New York Knicks 129-97



Dante Exum (19%) – Watch: Exum finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds Saturday, making it three straight games in double-figures. Ricky Rubio was out for this one which allowed Exum to see additional playing time and at this stage, Rubio’s injury doesn’t seem too serious. Exum is still a player to watch just in case he can turn this recent form into more than a flash in the pan.

Kyle Korver (18%) – Stream: Korver hit another five triples in Saturday’s blowout victory, keeping him in the discussion as one of the premier three-point streamers.

Royce O’Neale (8%) – Drop: O’Neale contributed across the board but the game was a blowout and the Jazz had a number of players on the sidelines.

Thabo Sefolosha (5%) – Drop

Tony Bradley (4%) – Drop

Georges Niang (3%) – Drop

Ekpe Udoh (3%) – Drop

Raul Neto (3%) – Drop

Nazareth Mitrou-Long (1%) – Drop



Mario Hezonja (45%) – Drop

Trey Burke (40%) – Drop

Frank Ntilikina (37%) – Drop

Allonzo Trier (32%) – Drop

Damyean Dotson (23%) – Drop

Luke Kornet (16%) – Add: Kornet started again Saturday and despite the unfavorable matchup, still managed to put up decent numbers. Garbage time was a factor here but it appears the Knicks are going to roll with him as the starter and he is worth a speculative add.

Lance Thomas (3%) – Drop

Denver Nuggets def. Phoenix Suns 122-118



Mason Plumlee (46%) – Drop: Plumlee started and played 22 minutes but Paul Millsap was back and will likely return to the starting lineup sooner rather than later.

Trey Lyles (35%) – Drop

Malik Beasley (18%) – Stream: Beasley finished in double-digits for the fifth consecutive game, ending with 15 points in 29 minutes. He could be streamed in if you need points and steals but be aware that both Gary Harris and Will Barton are very close to making their returns.

Torrey Craig (8%) – Drop



Richaun Holmes (34%) – Drop: DeAndre Ayton is playing his best basketball of the season right now which basically means Holmes is waiting for another opportunity to play meaningful minutes.

De’Anthony Melton (29%) – Drop: Melton continues to start for the Suns but has been struggling on the offensive end. His steal numbers have been decent but he typically hurts you in field-goal percentage which nullifies his steals upside.

Elie Okobo (25%) – Drop

Jamal Crawford (10%) – Drop

Golden State Warriors def. Portland Trail Blazers 115-105



Jordan Bell (41%) – Drop

Kevon Looney (29%) – Drop

Jonas Jerebko (19%) – Drop

Andre Iguodala (18%) – Drop

Quinn Cook (14%) – Drop

Alfonzo McKinnie (9%) – Drop

Jacob Evans (7%) – Drop

Shaun Livingston (7%) – Drop


Trail Blazers

Evan Turner (35%) – Drop

Zach Collins (33%) – Drop

Moe Harkless (26%) – Add: Harkless has yet to bust out but he has been trending up, albeit slowly. Over the past two games, he has a combined nine steals and blocks with 18 points and 17 rebounds. He is not a sexy add but is worth a look to see if he can keep improving.

Seth Curry (13%) – Drop

Nik Stauskas (12%) – Drop

Meyers Leonard (9%) – Drop

Caleb Swanigan (8%) – Drop

Wade Baldwin (6%) – Drop

Jake Layman (5%) – Drop

San Antonio Spurs def. Los Angeles Clippers 122-111



Jakob Poeltl (38%) – Drop

Bryn Forbes (36%) – Stream: Forbes still has streaming value despite a poor night Saturday, given he is locked in as the starter.

Derrick White (28%) – Add: White has found his groove again and is a player to add in if you need assists, steals, and rebounds from the guard position. As we have seen previously this season, his production could fall away but ride him while he is playing well.

Patty Mills (26%) – Drop

Marco Belinelli (21%) – Stream

Davis Bertans (16%) – Watch

Dante Cunningham (8%) – Drop

Drew Eubanks (1%) – Drop

Quincy Pondexter (1%) – Drop



Patrick Beverley (46%) – Drop

Avery Bradley (35%) – Watch: Bradley notched double-figure scoring for the third time in his last four games and could be starting to turn things around. Given his form across the season as a whole, that remains unlikely but he is worth watching to see what happens.

Marcin Gortat (31%) – Drop

Boban Marjanovic (20%) – Drop

Tyrone Wallace (7%) – Drop

Mike Scott (6%) – Drop

Sindarius Thornwell (4%) – Drop


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