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Daniel Gafford, PF | CHI

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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Daniel Gafford Piles Up Six Blocked Shots

Chicago Bulls power forward/center Daniel Gafford accrued a career-high six blocks during Fridays loss to the Charlotte Hornets, despite playing just 20 minutes off the bench. Gafford hasnt proven to be much of an offensive force in his limited minutes this season, but he has shown a propensity for racking up blocks in a short span. Owners should target Gafford only in deep or keeper leagues, but as his role continues to grow, the rookie could become a solid source of blocks, in addition to shooting 73.5 percent from the field on the year.

Harrison Barnes, SF | SAC

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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Harrison Barnes Bounces Back Friday Night

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes followed up his Wednesday's five-point dud with a solid 18-point outing on Friday against the Knicks. He also had five rebounds and a pair of assists in the game, shooting 7-for-14 from the field and 3-for-6 from three-point range. Barnes tends to disappoint owners here and there, but he's playing a lot -- 37 minutes on Friday -- and that makes him a useful fantasy piece. He gets a revenge game against the Warriors next on Sunday, and it should be a good one for him, as Golden State are among the league's worst defensive teams. Barnes has averaged 17.7 points in his career against the team that drafted him, which is his best mark against any opposition.

Buddy Hield, SG | SAC

Sat, Dec 14, 2019

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Buddy Hield Drops 34 Points On The Knicks

Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield continued his hot scoring streak with a 34-point performance in Friday's loss to the Knicks. He shot 14-for-23 from the field and 6-for-13 from downtown. Hield now has 10 games for the season with five-plus treys. He capped off a big night with a career-high 12 rebounds and three assists. The 26-year-old sharpshooter has scored 20-plus points in 10 consecutive games and we can expect him to do it again on Sunday against Golden State. The Warriors have allowed the fourth-most points to opposing shooting guards this season and they have recorded the fifth-worst defensive efficiency in the league.