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Moody logged 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-3 3Pt), one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes during Saturday's 120-101 victory over Houston.
Moody logged some extra minutes in garbage time, flashing his offensive arsenal in the process. Despite an element of upside, Moody's role has been inconsistent, to say the least. Barring injuries to key pieces, he appears likely to remain a backend rotation option better suited to the deepest of leagues.
Looney supplied nine points (3-4 FG, 3-5 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and one block over 27 minutes during Saturday's 120-101 win over the Rockets.
Looney grabbed 12 boards for the third time in his last five games, continuing to function admirably as the Warriors' starting center. He currently sits as the 139th ranked player in 12-team formats, a ranking that is somewhat flattering given his limited offerings. While technically a viable asset, managers would be better served viewing him as more of a streaming option moving forward.
Wiggins racked up 36 points (14-19 FG, 8-10 3Pt, 0-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals across 34 minutes during Saturday's 120-101 victory over Houston.
Wiggins did as he pleased in the blowout victory, putting a hapless Rockets squad to the sword. Despite what has been a mediocre last week, Wiggins remains one of the bargains of the season thus far, currently putting up top-30 value. Having found a home in Golden State, the former number one pick is finally letting his numbers do the talking. While there could be a decline coming at some point, he is firming as a solid mid-round option the rest of the way.
Garuba registered four points (2-3 FG), 10 rebounds and one block over 17 minutes during Saturday's 120-101 loss to the Warriors.
Garuba came off the bench to grab a season-high 10 rebounds, a minor high point in what has been a ho-hum season thus far. While he has played in every game, his playing time typically fluctuates from one night to the next, making him a consideration in deeper formats only.
Eason ended Saturday's 120-101 loss to the Warriors with 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist over 29 minutes.
Eason saw extended playing time in the blowout loss, piecing together the first double-double of his career. While this was a strong performance on the surface, the lack of peripheral production has to be accounted for. Despite some clear upside, Eason's role is far too inconsistent to warrant the attention of standard league managers, other than as a luxury stash for anyone sitting atop their standings.
Martin produced 13 points (5-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds and one assist across 28 minutes during Saturday's 120-101 loss to Golden State.
Martin replaced Eric Gordon (rest) in the starting lineup, tallying 13 points with very little else. The Rockets were never really in this one, falling behind early in the piece. As a result, many of the starters were limited, including Martin. Despite a relatively consistent role this season, he has been unable to establish himself as a 12-team asset, something that is unlikely to change anytime soon.
Oubre notched 20 points (4-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 11-12 FT), two rebounds and two steals across 39 minutes during Saturday's 105-96 loss to the Bucks.
Oubre had a first half to forget, going 1-of-7 from the field for five points as the Hornets struggled to keep pace with Milwaukee. He made only three of seven shot attempts in the second half but went 9-of-10 from the free-throw line to finish third on the team in scoring with 20 points. Oubre made a season-high 11 free throws in the contest and has now scored at least 20 points in four straight.
Trent contributed five points (2-10 FG, 1-7 3Pt), one rebound and three assists across 28 minutes during Saturday's 121-108 victory over Orlando.
Coming off a pair of decent performances, Trent fell in a heap Saturday, scoring a season-low five points. It appears as though the coaching staff has made the decision to shift Trent to the bench, allowing the team to run with a more traditional starting lineup. It remains to be seen what kind of long-term impact this will have on Trent's overall value, given the mixed bag thus far. He remains a hold in standard formats but the minutes are something to keep an eye on moving forward.
Barnes registered 17 points (8-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 14 rebounds, four assists, one block and two steals across 33 minutes during Saturday's 121-108 victory over Orlando.
Barnes took full advantage of what was a favorable matchup, recording his fifth double-double of the season. The 14 rebounds marked a season-high total and were rounded out by adequate production on the defensive end. Despite this effort, the buy-low window may still be ajar for anyone keen on trying to acquire his services.
Boucher registered six points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal across 18 minutes during Saturday's 121-108 victory over the Magic.
Boucher logged just 18 minutes in the win, continuing his downward trend. After a few games in which he was able to crash the 12-team fantasy scene, he has seen his role revert back to what we saw to open the season. While we know what he can do when afforded additional playing time, he is a tough player to hold right now. Keep an eye on the injury situation moving forward and should an opportunity arise once again, Boucher would be worth swooping on.