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Friday's Pickups of the Day

by Jonas Nader
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Patty Mills and Dejounte Murray- The Spurs are going to rest Tony Parker in addition to Kawhi Leonard on Saturday vs. Dallas, so both Mills and Murray are going to be quality streaming options. 

 
E’Twaun Moore- He had a rough game, but I was more interested in the workload (40 minutes). Prior to Friday, he was having a really strong couple of weeks. 
 
Torrey Craig- He made his first career start and made a nice impression including a huge block late. Deep-league owners can just keep an eye on him in case he sticks in the first unit. 
 
Trey Lyles- He’s now had three big games in his last four, and he dropped 19 points on Friday with Nikola Jokic (ankle) back in the lineup with seven rebounds, three assists, four triples and three steals.
 
John Collins- He’s the No. 1 add if he’s somehow available in your league. I love his rest-of-season outlook and he can stuff the stat sheet even when his shot isn’t falling. 
 
Andrew Harrison- He’s been sneaky good for a while and has improved his shot selection which was his biggest weakness. 
 
Deyonta Davis- An interesting stash in very deep leagues in case Marc Gasol is traded. 
 
David Nwaba- He’s one of coach Fred Hoiberg’s favorite players and has made a lot of noise since returning from his ankle injury. He started the second half of Friday’s game and is a nice source of hustle stats going forward. 
 
Nikola Mirotic- It didn’t take long for him to go from a stash to a must-own player. 
 
Bobby Portis- He’s been playing more center lately and would benefit from a possible Robin Lopez trade. Also had a monster game on Friday with 27 points and 12 boards. 
 
John Henson- He’ll be all over the place, but he’s worth owning for the blocks alone. 
 
Jahlil Okafor- His debut didn’t go well, but he did produce 10 points and four boards in 23 minutes. Could be a low-end big in 12-team leagues if he gets minutes in the 20s consistently. 
 
Nik Stauskas- He looked really strong in his first taste of action with five 3-pointers, but the Nets were missing some of their regulars. 
 
Norman Powell- He played well in C.J. Miles’ (shoulder) absence, but it doesn’t sound like a serious issue. 
 
Ekpe Udoh- It sounds like Rudy Gobert (knee) is going to be out a little while (I’m hearing 2-4 weeks), so Udoh could have some sneaky deep-league appeal for his shot blocking. 
 
Jonas Jerebko- He will likely have some short-term value if you want to stream some triples in Gobert’s absence. 
 
D.J. Augustin- Even though Elfrid Payton is healthy, the Magic need Augustin to play a lot more with so many injuries on their roster. 
 
Jonathan Isaac- Sounds like he’ll return from his injury this weekend. One of my favorite stashes in fantasy basketball.
 
Reggie Bullock- He’s only on the radar in very deep leagues, but could be interesting if Avery Bradley misses more time. 
 
Lance Stephenson- He continues to thrive as Indiana’s sixth man. 
 
Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo- Hassan Whiteside (knee) still doesn’t have a timetable. 
 
Jeremy Lamb- He’s slowed down, but Nicolas Batum doesn’t look healthy at all. 
 
Tyler Johnson- He’s really improved lately, but he’s still a boom-or-bust option. 
 
Kelly Oubre- If Otto Portis misses time with his hip injury (and it sounds like he definitely could), Oubre would likely start in his place. 
 
Mike Scott- He’s been better than Markieff Morris lately and has forced his way into a timeshare. 
 
Jawun Evans- He could be sneaky if Clippers tank late in the season.