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Friday's Pickups of the Day

Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Trey Lyles- Not his best game, but he’s still getting big minutes with the Nuggets shortening their rotation. 

 
Wilson Chandler- He had a season-high 21 points for his best game of the campaign, and he also led the team in minutes (42). Still, he’s been very inconsistent and we all know how prone to injuries he is. Let’s see if he can keep it going on Saturday. 
 
Shabazz Napier- He started the second half and should’ve started the game to be honest. Looked fantastic with 14 points, five assists and three steals, and we know Damian Lillard (hamstring) will miss at least one more game. 
 
Zach Collins- He does have some upside if he can keep his fouls down. He’ll likely need a Jusuf Nurkic injury to have value in 12-team leagues.
 
Jordan Bell- He’s the top add of the night if available. He had a monster night and coach Steve Kerr made it sound like Bell could stick in the starting lineup beside Draymond Green going forward. 
 
Yogi Ferrell- I think he will cool off, but it’s hard to ignore a 23-point game with five 3-pointers.
 
Bam Adebayo- After Adebayo’s monster night, the Heat have every reason to keep being cautious with Hassan Whiteside (knee). This rookie has got a really bright future, but won’t have much value when Whiteside comes back. 
 
Wayne Ellington- He’s worth a long look, especially with the Heat banged up. Ellington had a monster night with 28 points and eight triples after Dion Waiters tweaked his troublesome ankle. 
 
Michael Carter-Williams- He’s very inefficient, but he could have some value in points leagues or DFS with Kemba Walker suffering a head injury. 
 
Frank Kaminsky- If Dwight Howard’s finger injury prevents him from playing on Saturday, Kaminsky is the clear pickup after he started the second half and scored 16 points in 30 minutes. 
 
Jeremy Lamb- He’s not a great asset while the Hornets are healthy, but I love his rest-of-season outlook with the team in shambles. 
 
Marco Belinelli- He filled in admirable for Dennis Schroder and has been sneaky good all season. Belinelli had 27 points with five assists and two triples. 
 
Malcolm Delaney- He’s not going to be worth owning unless Schroder misses more time. Really nice performance, though. 
 
Ersan Ilyasova- He’s still holding onto some nice value with John Collins playing strictly at the five. 
 
Austin Rivers- I would hate to rely on him every night, but someone has to produce on that dumpster fire of a roster. Keep in mind that Milos Teodosic was rested. 
 
Sam Dekker- He might get a nice bump, at least until Wes Johnson (foot) comes back. 
 
Jawun Evans- I think he’s going to be a very interesting asset down the stretch, especially if the Clippers are as bad as they are now. 
 
Caris LeVert- It’s a crime that he’s still available in so many leagues. 
 
Jarrett Allen- He had another strong showing, but I’m still waiting for the Nets to unleash him. 
 
Reggie Bullock- He’s clearly won the trust of his head coach. Could have some nice value while Avery Bradley is sidelined. 


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