The NBA's last two MVP's have dominated the fantasy basketball world over the last two days. The Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic produced a triple-double on Monday and Giannis Antetokounmpo followed that up with a 40-point double-double in a critical game against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Greek Freak produced one of the many impressive Tuesday stat lines. We'll recap the action with studs and a dud before highlighting a premium category booster that fantasy managers should be targeting here.
Antetokounmpo notched his fifth consecutive double-double with at least 25 points and 10 boards on Tuesday. The Bucks star amassed 40 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists in a big-time win over the 76ers. Milwaukee is pushing for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and will have a chance if its two-time MVP keeps playing at such a high level.
Doncic put up an absurd stat line in 30 minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Dallas Mavericks superstar scored 34 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out 12 dimes in his teams' victory. He's averaged 30 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game over his last three outings.
KD is doing his best to get the Brooklyn Nets the best possible seed ahead of the play-in tournament. The swingman racked up 41 points and 11 rebounds in a close game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. He's averaged 33.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game over his previous six outings. Durant's shot volume won't drop anytime soon, so fantasy managers should expect him to be highly productive until mid-April.
Zubac has had an up-and-down year and is trending in the wrong direction as the regular season winds down. The Los Angeles Clippers have favored Isaiah Hartenstein over their usual starter lately. Zubac has tallied a mere 6.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest in 19.1 minutes over his previous five games. Hartenstein, on the other hand, has averaged 12 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 4.6 assists since March 16th.
Category booster: De'Anthony Melton
Tyus Jones has seen his rostership climb more than Melton's lately, but the Memphis Grizzlies' backup combo guard is the more valuable player between the two. Ja Morant could miss the rest of the regular season with a knee injury and Melton's production has skyrocketed during his absence. Melton's averaged 20.6 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field and deep over his last five games. He's made at least five triples in four consecutive contests.