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Fantasy Basketball Notes, Tips and Advice for Friday, April 12, 2024

In yesterday's NBA games, the top fantasy basketball players were Fred VanVleet, DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic, Zion Williamson, CJ McCollum.

Per Rotoworld, "Nikola Vucevic logged 37 minutes in Thursday's win over Detroit, accumulating 27 points (12-of-21 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block, and two 3-pointers. Vucevic recorded his second double-double in four games on Thursday, and the 27 points were the most he's tallied since March 16 against the Wizards (29). Vooch is well on his way to finishing the season as a top 50 player in 9-cat formats, aligning with his Yahoo ADP (50). He may not be the most prolific fantasy big man, but managers generally know what they will get from Vucevic. The Bulls have two games remaining on their schedule, but with the 9-seed locked up, the team's more established players could sit (or have their minutes capped) ahead of the Play-In Tournament."

Per Rotoworld, "Josh Hart played 32 minutes in Thursday's win over the Celtics, tallying 16 points (7-of-15 FGs, 1-of-1 FTs), 16 rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer. Hart recorded his second double-double in as many games on Thursday, with the 16 rebounds being the most in a game since March 12 (19 vs. Philadelphia). He has flourished since Julius Randle suffered a season-ending shoulder injury, providing 7th-round per-game value since January 27. Hart's fantasy value in 2024-25 will depend on Randle's availability, as he could miss up to five months as he recovers from surgery. Also recording a double-double on Thursday was Isaiah Hartenstein, who accounted for 11 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and two blocked shots in 33 minutes."

Per Rotoworld, "Fred VanVleet shot 12-of-30 from the field and 9-of-10 from the foul line in Thursday's 124-121 loss to the Jazz, accounting for 42 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block, and nine 3-pointers in 40 minutes. VanVleet came out red-hot, scoring 20 points in the first quarter alone. But Utah was able to cool him down considerably after that hot start, and Mr. Bet on Yourself made only three of his 17 2-point attempts on the night. The overall stat line was excellent, especially the nine 3-pointers on 13 attempts, but VanVleet's field-goal percentage took a significant hit. He did what he could to compensate for Jalen Green's poor showing, as he shot 1-of-7 from the field and finished with three points, one rebound, one assist, and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes."

Per Rotoworld, "Jabari Walker tallied 17 points (6-of-14 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Warriors. Walker has been a beast on the boards since the beginning of April. He's corralled at least ten rebounds in five straight games, including a 22-board effort in an April 3 win over the Hornets. Walker grabbed 16 more on Thursday while recording his fourth double-double in five games. Managers in active fantasy leagues need to ensure Walker is not sitting on the waiver wire ahead of Portland's final two games of the season."

Per Rotoworld, "CJ McCollum played 40 minutes in Thursday's win over the Kings, accounting for 31 points (11-of-18 FGs), four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and nine 3-pointers. After scoring 29 points in Tuesday's win over Portland, McCollum was two points better on Thursday. The nine 3-pointers he hit pushed his total to 227 on the season, four behind Peja Stojakovic's Pelicans record for most triples in a season. McCollum has done this despite missing 15 games due to injury. With Brandon Ingram (knee) expected to return on Sunday, the Pelicans should return to full strength in time for the playoffs. New Orleans can be a dangerous team, especially if they avoid the play-in."


Updated March 28, 2024

BEST FANTASY GUARDS 2024: Luka Doncic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Trae Young, Tyrese Haliburton, Ja Morant, Devin Booker, Donovan Mitchell, LaMelo Ball, Jalen Brunson, De'Aaron Fox.

BEST FANTASY FORWARDS 2024: Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, Jayson Tatum, Kevin Durant, Julius Randle, Scottie Barnes, Paolo Banchero, DeMar DeRozan, Kawhi Leonard, Zion Williamson.

BEST FANTASY CENTERS 2024: Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic, Domantas Sabonis, Anthony Davis, Alperen Sengun, Victor Wembanyama, Bam Adebayo, Nikola Vucevic, Jarrett Allen, Chet Holmgren.

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