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Raphielle Johnson

Raphielle Johnson has been with NBC Sports in some capacity since 2013, beginning as a college basketball writer before transitioning to fantasy basketball. A longtime supporter of AC Milan, he can be followed on Threads and X at @raphiellej.

McConnell had one of the best games of his career on Saturday, benefitting from the absence of star point guard Tyrese Haliburton.
The first-ever NBA In-Season Tournament concludes, and every team will play two games that count in fantasy matchups.
With Anthony Edwards joining Jaden McDaniels on the sideline, Alexander-Walker went off on Thursday.
Derrick Rose and David Roddy shined as starters in the Grizzlies’ win over Utah.
Jackson and Jordan led the Nuggets to a road win over the Clippers, validating the fantasy managers who had them rostered.
Bey didn’t play well on Sunday, but he’s the next man up with Jalen Johnson out with a fractured wrist.
The In-Season Tournament group stage concludes on Tuesday, making for an interesting week.
Both of Orlando’s replacement big men shined against the Celtics, while two potential injury replacements lurk in Miami.
Due to injuries and his own performances, the Cavaliers rookie has worked his way onto the radar in deep leagues.
Norman Powell, Payton Pritchard and Jaime Jaquez Jr. all had good nights on Monday.
DiVincenzo established a new career-high in 3-pointers, while two Pelicans guards continue to take advantage of extended minutes.
The Clippers have lineup clarity, while Dallas, Detroit, and Oklahoma City only play two games in Week 5.
Caruso is still rostered in less than 30% of Yahoo leagues, which is way too love, given his production.
Beasley has scored 50 points in two games against the Raptors and is worth streaming while Giannis Antetokounmpo sits.
Hart’s starter/non-starter splits have been incredible to watch, with the rugged wing being more productive as a starter than as a reserve.
Kelly Oubre’s unfortunate injury has opened the door for Batum, while Skylar Mays is a must-add in Portland.
The Rockets, Pacers, and Clippers only play two games in Week 4, while Dallas has two back-to-backs to navigate.
Injuries have pushed a two-way player who had some great “silly season” performances into the limelight in Portland.
Orlando boasted three solid pickups on Sunday, while new injuries in Denver and Phoenix could open the door for others to step up.
Will James Harden make his Clippers debut during Week 3? A look ahead at the Week 3 fantasy basketball schedule.
Moritz Wagner’s value has been boosted by Wendell Carter Jr.'s hand injury, while two Pelicans stepped up for their injured teammates.
Norman Powell and Bones Hyland’s fantasy values were enhanced in the immediate aftermath of the James Harden trade, and they made the most of their opportunities on Tuesday.
Malik Monk and Taurean Prince had good nights in the Lakers/Kings thriller, while another pickup won’t offer much value in Week 2.
Naz Reid and Caris LeVert went off on Saturday, while two Suns guards stepped up in their win over the Jazz.