Brewer scored 24 points (9-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go along with four steals and an assist in 25 minutes on Thursday in a win against the Suns. Brewer has seen more minutes lately with all the injuries that have ravaged the Rockets' roster. As long as the injuries keep piling up, Brewer will be a fantastic play in all fantasy formats since he can fill up the stat sheet in a lot of different ways. Thursday's great performance had a lot to do with the Suns ineptitude to play defense, but at most, it did show what Brewer is capable when given the chance.
Brewer contributed 17 points (7-15 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist, and one block in 30 minutes during the Rockets' 116-108 loss to the Thunder on Friday. Brewer has now started in five consecutive games, with averages of 9.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 27 minutes per contest. Though it's possible he will stick in the starting lineup long-term, Brewer is extremely inconsistent, and the Rockets still have a fairly deep bench.
Brewer will start again Friday versus the Thunder, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. This will be the fifth consecutive game started for Brewer. With Dwight Howard and Clint Capella active, Houston could have started both. However, Trevor Ariza has been playing really well at the power forward slot, so Houston has opted to go with a small-ball lineup again. It appears that this is the direction the Rockets what to go with their lineups in the foreseeable future, but the situation will need to continue being monitored.
Brewer will draw another start Wednesday versus the Spurs, Rockets play-by-play Craig Ackerman reports. Brewer was expected to slide back into a reserve role with the return of Dwight Howard to the starting lineup, but the Rockets have opted to stick with their small-ball lineup. Subsequently, Clint Capela will come off the bench instead. Brewer should see a similar workload to what he has been seeing recently.
Brewer contributed 13 points (5-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four steals, three assists, one block, and one rebound across 27 minutes in Sunday's 115-104 win over the Mavericks. Brewer was making his second straight start while Dwight Howard (ankle) remained sidelined, and was much more active in this contest after he was held to four points on 1-for-6 shooting from the field Friday against the Bucks. So long as the Rockets are comfortable with going with smaller lineups during Howard's absence, Brewer should be a primary beneficiary, and may be worth a speculative short-term pickup in deeper leagues. However, once Howard returns, Brewer's fantasy value will likely dwindle.
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