Osman recorded 21 points (7-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, four assists and one block across 27 minutes off the bench during Thursday's 131-107 loss to Atlanta. After playing just six minutes in total over the last three games, Osman was given a bigger role Thursday and scored at least 20 points for the first time since March 4. His inconsistent role has made him tough to rely on, but with the Cavaliers all but locked into a spot in the play-in tournament, Osman could be one of the players who sees his court time rise as Cleveland rests its starters over the final games.
Osman posted zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound over six minutes during Saturday's 98-94 loss to the Bulls. Osman saw just six minutes Saturday, failing to have any sort of tangible impact on the game. His playing time has been all over the place again this season, making him a hard player to trust outside of deeper formats. With so much uncertainty, managers would be better served opening up his spot for a player with more upside.
Osman contributed 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 20 minutes during Saturday's 113-109 victory over the Pistons. Osman was back in the rotation after failing to see the floor in the two previous games, scoring an efficient 16 points. It's been a bumpy ride for Osman this season, with his playing time fluctuating on a nightly basis. While he can put up 12-team value from time to time, there is simply too much uncertainty to roster him with any confidence.
Osman ended with 14 points (5-14 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, three assists and two steals across 33 minutes during Saturday's 101-91 loss to Chicago. Osman bounced back after two poor games, as he failed to score against the Pacers two games ago and scored only eight points in his last game against the Heat. Osman tends to succeed when key players are absent, so he is worth fantasy consideration while Jarrett Allen (finger) and Lauri Markkanen (ankle) are out.
Osman finished with 17 points (7-16 FG, 3-9 3Pt), three assists, two steals and one rebound across 32 minutes Sunday in the Cavaliers' 104-96 win over the Raptors. Osman has now recorded at least 17 points in four of his last five outings, but the fact that he cleared 30 minutes for the second game in a row might be the most important takeaway for fantasy purposes. The elevated run Osman received Sunday was in part due to the early departure of center Jarrett Allen, who was later diagnosed with a fractured finger that is expected to sideline him indefinitely. Though Osman won't be a direct replacement in the lineup for Allen, he'll be a candidate to pick up some of the available minutes along with big men Kevin Love, Evan Mobley, Lauri Markkanen and Dean Wade. For as long as Allen is out, Osman could have some appeal as a streamer for points and three-pointers.
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