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Jaren Jackson, PF | MEM

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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Jaren Jackson Jr. Scores Career-High 43 Points In Dominant Performance

Memphis Grizzlies forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. went off for a career-high in multiple categories in Friday's 127-114 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 43 points, five rebounds, one assist and one block on 14-for-21 shooting from the field and 9-for-15 from three-point range in 29 minutes. The 20-year-old exploded for 26 points in the third quarter alone, making seven three-pointers in the frame to set the Grizzlies franchise record for points in a single quarter in dominant fashion. The sophomore set personal career-bests in points, three-point field goals made and attempted in the contest. Jackson Jr. is providing fantasy owners with a hot stretch of recent performances and should be started in all formats moving forward.

Zach LaVine, PG | CHI

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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Zach LaVine Scuffles Mightily From Field During Defeat

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine managed to tie for the team lead in scoring during Fridays loss to the Charlotte Hornets, but even that meant just 12 points on 4-for-19 shooting. His outing was aided by the eight rebounds and two assists that he collected, but it was a step backwards on the heels of his perfect 7-for-7 outing from long range his last time out. Downturns in performance have popped up this year for LaVine, although he appears in line get a hefty offensive workload on a nightly basis. He will look to find his stroke on the second leg of a back-to-back Saturday versus a Clippers backcourt that could be thin due to injury.

Cody Zeller, C | CHA

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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Cody Zeller, Bismack Biyombo Combine For Huge Outing

If the duo of Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo were one player for the Charlotte Hornets, they would have put together a monster 23-point, 19-rebound evening during Fridays win over the Chicago Bulls. Instead, the two each played 24 minutes, with Zeller notching a double-double (his second in his last three games) off the bench with 11 points and 10 boards, while Biyombo got 12 points and nine boards. The timeshare between the two seems to be the plan for now, although if owners want in on the Charlotte frontcourt fantasy fun, Zeller seems to be the more appealing option of the two, having scored in double figures in nine of his last 10 games.