After a sluggish mid-to-late January stretch in which he posted five straight single-digit scoring performances, the 30-year-old has bounced back with three double-digit outings in the past four games. Teletovic posted 15 points for the second straight night, despite only averaging 19.5 minutes over the two contests. Although interim coach Earl Watson has openly expressed a desire for Markieff Morris to become a much bigger part of the offense--and has backed up his words by providing him with a significant boost in minutes--Teletovic appears to still be slotted for sufficient playing time off the bench to provide decent value through points and rebounds.
Marcin Gortat had 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and a block on Saturday in a loss to the Hornets.
Gortat is a very quiet source of production on the fantasy landscape because he doesn't post massive numbers like some of the big-name centers. He does, however, post double-doubles with great regularity and now has 25 of them on the season which is 10th best in the NBA. Gortat is a solid play in your season-long leagues, but he should be only played in favorable matchups in DFS.
Tyson Chandler supplied 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds and a block over 25 minutes in Saturday's 98-89 loss to the Jazz.
The 15-year veteran was able to stand his ground against the considerable challenge of Rudy Gobert, managing his second double-double in the last four games. It was also Chandler's second straight contest with double-digit boards, and he's now impressively hauled in 24 rebounds over that span. While he's a potential threat for a double-double each time he takes the court, Chandler remains a marginal offensive threat who typically takes minimal shot attempts, capping his upside for fantasy purposes on most nights.
The 26-year-old held his own in a tough battle with the Jazz's stalwart frontcourt, posting double-digit points for the fourth consecutive game while coming just a couple of rebounds short of a double-double. Morris did struggle for the field for the second straight game, and has now shot under 40 percent in four of the last five contests. He did drain multiple threes for the first time since Dec. 23 versus the Nuggets, and the big man's long-range shooting touch does help add a valuable dimension to his game and fantasy production. Unlike his tumultous relationship with former coach Jeff Hornacek, Morris appears to mesh well with interim man Earl Watson, and seems to have a secure spot in the starting five for the time being.
The standout rookie put together an impressive performance against the Jazz's stingy defense, and has essentially been matchup-proof over his stretch of starts since Eric Bledsoe (knee) was lost for the season. He's now drained multiple threes in four straight games, and has posted identical 42 percent marks from behind the arc in February and for the season. Booker has gotten the month off to a strong start, averaging 20.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals over 37.3 minutes over three games.