Sabonis scored 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-4 FT), grabbed eight rebounds, dished one assist, and recorded three blocks across 21 minutes Sunday in Indiana's win against Brooklyn.
Sabonis continues to be a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners. His fantasy value was stunted in the 2016-17 season due to being forced into positions that weren't advantageous for the young Lithuanian. Instead of being expected to knock down jumpers, Sabonis has the freedom to do his work in the post. He is posting a modest 12.1 points per game on 54.7-percent shooting to go with 8.4 rebounds per game. Expect his level production to remain consistent as this young Pacers team meshes with their new pieces.
Browns head coach Hue Jackson hinted that Kizer won't necessarily start in Week 16 against the Bears, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "I'm going to watch the tape and make the best decision for our football team because we're still trying to win," Jackson said. "We're not here just trying to get through the season. We're trying to win. If the best decision is to move forward in a different direction, we will. At the same time, I want [Kizer] to finish this if he can."
Jackson has given Kizer a long leash in the latter half of the season, perhaps hoping to see if the rookie would look better with Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman in the lineup. Kizer did show some promise Weeks 12-14, but he then had zero touchdowns and three turnovers in Sunday's ugly 27-10 loss to the Ravens. With the prospect of an 0-16 season on the horizon, Jackson seems to be thinking about making a change at quarterback for Week 16 in Chicago. Kevin Hogan has been serving as Kizer's backup, but Cody Kessler might also be a candidate to start. The Browns figure to use another early draft pick on a quarterback in the offseason.
Turner registered 16 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks in 33 minutes Sunday in Indiana's win over Brooklyn.
When Indiana decided to move on from Paul George, Turner became the centerpiece for whatever it is they hoped to build. He entered the league in 2015 with a reliable shooting stroke and limited range and has built himself up to be a competent outside shooter with the green light when the opportunity presents itself. The big man is built for today's style of play. He is rim-protector who can stretch a defense, and he continues to improve both facets of his game as he works through his age-21 season.
Oladipo scored 26 points (9-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), grabbed seven rebounds, dished three assists, and snatched one steal across 41 minutes Sunday in Indiana's win over Brooklyn.
Oladipo led Indiana in scoring Sunday with his second straight 26-point performance. He is posting career-highs across the board on the 2017-18 season, taking more shots and connecting at a higher percentage than ever before. Oladipo entered the league in 2013 with high expectations. Although that might seem like it was a long time ago, he is still only in his age-25 season. As we enter the 2018 portion of the season, look for Oladipo to continue leading Indiana's offensive attack as they fight to secure a playoff spot.
McQuaid (leg) won't play Monday night against the Blue Jackets.
Per coach Bruce Cassidy, McQuaid is getting close, so it's possible that the rugged blueliner could re-join the B's lineup as soon as Tuesday night against the Sabres. With one helper and 12 PIM in six games this season, McQuaid is not on the fantasy radar in leagues that don't factor in hits, blocks and penalty minutes, but the 6-foot-4, 212-pounder's physical play and sound positioning provide a steadying presence on the team's back line whenever he's able to play.