05/06/2021, 6:58 PM
Minutes picking up
Shortly after surrendering his starting role at power forward to Jaden McDaniels in late March, Vanderbilt dropped out of head coach Chris Finch's rotation for the first half of April. Vanderbilt since appears to have regained Finch's faith, as he's re-emerged as a fixture on the second unit for about three weeks now. The 22-year-old has proven useful as a streamer for defensive stats, but beyond that, his fantasy upside will be capped so long as McDaniels continues to handle the larger share of the minutes load at power forward.
05/06/2021, 3:52 AM
Struggles off bench
After starting the previous 39 games, Rubio shifted back to a bench role in favor of D'Angelo Russell. The 30-year-old struggled to get anything going offensively while playing the lowest amount of minutes since Jan. 22. The 10-year veteran's fantasy value took a massive hit with his demotion to the bench, so fantasy managers should look elsewhere for consistent production.
05/06/2021, 3:44 AM
Scores 22 points in 24 minutes
The 25-year-old ran into foul trouble Wednesday, which led to playing a season-low 24 minutes. Towns still managed to post his 35th 20-plus point game in limited minutes but failed to record a block for the fifth-straight game. He'll look to get back on track blocking-wise Friday on the road against the Heat.