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Tuesday's PUD

by Steve Alexander
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Josh Jackson Suns – Hit just 4-of-18 shots for eight points and four rebounds. The Suns didn’t look like they wanted to play the Warriors last night, but Jackson is still a must-own player, as far as I’m concerned.

 

Jarrett Allen Nets – Played just 18 minutes and has disappeared against Anthony Davis and DeAndre Jordan in his last two games. I don’t care, and think he should be owned everywhere.

 

Michael Beasley Knicks – Had 22 points, five boards, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes, and is the man to own with Kristaps done for the season.

 

Reggie Bullock Pistons – He hit just 4-of-13 shots for 14 points, four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer. He played 30 minutes and should be owned in all leagues right now.

 

Rajon Rondo Pelicans – Rondo had eight points, five boards, eight assists, a block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes the game after his monster triple-double. He should be owned.

 

Jerian Grant Bulls – Grant had 14 points, six boards, seven assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on Monday. He’s playing well, but Kris Dunn is coming back and the Bulls are going to play Cameron Payne once he’s healthy. Grant is trending down, but is worth using until he completely fades away.

 

Allen Crabbe Nets – He was coming off two monster games and had 15 points, six boards, two steals, a block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes. He’ll take a hit once Caris LeVert is back, but Crabbe should be owned right now.

 

Mario Hezonja Magic – Went off for 24 points, six boards, four steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers, and is holding No. 22 value in nine-cat leagues over the last two weeks. He takes a hit once Aaron Gordon is back, but has played well enough to be owned everywhere for now.

 

Bobby Portis Bulls – He’s been shooting it a lot better and had 19 points, seven boards, three assists and three 3-pointers on 8-of-17 shooting Monday. He should be owned.

 

Dejounte Murray Spurs – He’s back and had 12 points, three boards, four assists and a steal on Monday. He’s the starting point guard for the Spurs and should be worth holding as long as he’s healthy.

 

Shelvin Mack & D.J. Augustin Magic – The point-guard duo was cold on Monday and have split good game since Elfrid Payton was shipped to Phoenix. I still like DJA better than Mack, but it’s really close.

 

T.J. McConnell Sixers – Went off for a 10-10-11 triple-double with six steals and has played well in two straight games. Maybe he’s ready to go on a run.

 

Joe Harris Nets – Had 16 points, a steal and a 3-pointer in 26 minutes off the bench and he’s been worth owning for a couple months now.

 

Emmanuel Mudiay Knicks – He had seven points, four boards, two assists and a steal in 19 minutes. The Knicks have a four-man point guard committee, and while Mudiay might be the best of the bunch, as evidenced by tonight, it could be a bumpy ride.

 

Jae Crowder Jazz – He played 33 minutes off the bench and his three 3-pointers for 14 points and three rebounds. It looks like the minutes should stick, so put him on your watch list.

 

Ryan O’Neale Jazz – He had eight points and three boards in 38 minutes of another start on Monday. The numbers aren’t mind blowing, but he’s playing pretty well for the Jazz. Give him a look in deep leagues.

 

Quincy Acy Nets – Dude played 31 minutes for eight points, five boards, five assists, three steals, a block and two 3-pointers, and played 40 minutes in his previous game. He’s more of a watch-list guy than a pickup, but it looks like Kenny Atkinson loves him.

 

Dragan Bender Suns – Had a complete meltdown with three points on 1-of-6 shooting, but came in quite hot. He should bounce back.

 

Kyle O’Quinn Knicks – He played just 12 minutes and had four points, two boards, a steal and a block off the bench. He still has some life left in him, but inconsistency could be a problem.

 

Emeka Okafor Pelicans – He had eight points, seven rebounds and a block in a 14-minute start against Andre Drummond. Okafor might be worth a look in deep leagues, but it’s hard to imagine him actually making a fantasy impact, despite tonight’s line.

 

Luke Kornet Knicks – He played just four minutes and didn’t do anything. Maybe he’s not for real, after all. That’s back-to-back duds and Enes Kanter is back.

 

Omri Casspi Warriors – Had a season-high 19 points and 10 rebounds, but it was a blowout fluke that Draymond Green watched in street clothes due to a finger injury. Ignore him. 

Steve Alexander

Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is the senior editor for the NBA for NBC Sports Edge and a contributor to NBCSports.com. The 2020-21 NBA season marks (at least) his 20th year of covering fantasy hoops for NBC Sports. Follow him on Twitter - @Docktora.