Monroe ended up with 14 points (7-15 FG) while posting 10 rebounds and three assists across 26 minutes in Friday's 100-97 win against the Hawks. Monroe has been a steady contributor for fantasy owners despite the fact he comes off the bench. He plays way more than Thon Maker, the starter, who has very little fantasy appeal outside of the deepest of leagues.
Monroe tallied nine points (4-12 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot over 22 minutes in Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Trail Blazers. As the saying goes, if it isn't broke, don't fix it. That being said, it's still confounding why Coach Jason Kidd starts Thon Maker, keeps him on the floor for three minutes and yields to Monroe for the rest of the game. The formula just seems to suit Monroe, who's quietly become the definitive sixth man for the Bucks. The seventh-year center has seen his usage drop significantly from last year, but he's continued to produce, averaging 11.8 points and 6.7 rebounds without a single start. He'll occasionally see his minutes dip if John Henson gets hot in his limited usage, but Monroe is as consistent as they come off the bench. If you need help with rebounds, you could do a lot worse.
Monroe produced 12 points (6-13 FG,) seven rebounds, two assists and one steal over 17 minutes in Saturday's 117-92 loss to the Warriors. Having gotten an early hook Friday against the Lakers due to a skirmish with D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young, Monroe came back with a vengeance, maximizing his time on the court and even checking in tied for second on the team in shot attempts despite modest playing time. The veteran big man has been one of the most dependable bench players in the NBA for fantasy purposes, as he's now posted eight straight double-digit scoring efforts and continues to provide solid returns in the areas of rebounding and assists as well.
Monroe finished with 12 points (6-6 FG) while adding six rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and a steal over 16 minutes in Friday's 107-103 win against the Lakers. Monroe was on his way to having a pretty productive stat line but he was ejected in the third quarter for his part in a dust-up with Nick Young and D'Angelo Russell of the Lakers. The veteran is is unlikely to see any additional disciplinary action due to the shoving match.
Monroe posted 18 points (6-7 FG, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and a block across 27 minutes in Friday's 99-85 win over the Pacers. Since Jabari Parker (knee) went down for the season, the ever-confounding coach Jason Kidd has employed a wide variety of looks in his starting five. Going small by shifting Antetokounmpo to the 4 and using a combo of Thon Maker and John Henson at center has been one of the most frequent schemes, but inevitably Monroe has found his way into the rotation and gotten his share of minutes off the bench, routinely boasting respectable stat lines in a reserve role. Coach Kidd can be a bit frustrating for fantasy owners as his frontcourt's usage has varied wildly since the loss of Parker, so it is tough to depend on Monroe to produce on a regular basis. He can be a good source of rebounds when his usage is over his average (currently 22.4 minutes), but expectations must be tempered due to Monroe's current situation.
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