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Saturday's Pickups of the Day

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

Dragan Bender- He’s had two really nice games in a row, but Marquese Chriss (hip) is day-to-day. With that said, the Suns do have a lot of incentive to give them both big minutes, but keep in mind that the Suns have just two games next week. 

 
Troy Daniels- He’s a low-end 3-point specialist, especially while the Suns are banged up. 
 
Gerald Green- His window to produce consistent fantasy value will likely end when James Harden comes back, but he’s a really nice source of 3-pointers for the time being. 
 
Andrew Harrison- He’ll continue to have value in the short term, but it sounds like Mike Conley is finally nearing a return. 
 
Trey Lyles- He’s been a top-70 player for the past month, but I doubt he keeps it going when Paul Millsap (wrist) comes back. 
 
Malik Beasley- He’ll be on the streaming radar in deeper leagues if Gary Harris (personal) misses another game. 
 
John Henson- Still available in a lot of leagues, but the Bucks are aggressively looking to add a center at the deadline. 
 
Al-Farouq Aminu- He’s been getting the job done for owners targeting steals, boards and triples. 
 
Shabazz Napier- Evan Turner was out with an illness, but Napier has been making a case for more minutes for a while now. One of the most improved players in the NBA. 
 
Tim Hardaway Jr.- Welcome back. He has top-70 value on a per-game basis.
 
Jarrett Jack- With Frank Ntilikina coming for his job, Jack has stepped up his play with three awesome games in a row. 
 
DeMarre Carroll- He was back from a two-game absence and looked as good as ever with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
 
Joe Harris- Even with Carroll back, Harris has some value for his 3-point shooting. He’s still looking at minutes in the 20s. 
 
Jahlil Okafor- Made a strong impression with 17 points in 12 minutes, but Nets are still using four centers. 
 
Jonathon Simmons- He had 23 points on 8-of-11 shots with five assists. Hopefully this means his slump is over because it was a brutal one. 
 
Bismack Biyombo- If you haven’t picked him up already, it’s probably too late. 
 
Jeremy Lamb- The Hornets are expected to be sellers at the deadline, so I love Lamb as a stash. 
 
Lance Stephenson- Pacers have four games next week and Stephenson has some low-end value even when the Pacers are healthy.