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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (rest) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors. It's no surprise to see the Rockets resting the veteran guard during the second night of a back-to-back set. Kenyon Martin Jr. and Tari Eason are the two players that will likely gain the most value with Gordon sidelined. Between the two, Martin has more upside, so he's the better streaming option. Garrison Mathews could see more minutes as well, but it's worth streaming on Saturday's slate.
Houston Rockets point guard Kevin Porter Jr. was able to shake off a back problem Sunday night and went for a full line in a 127-120 loss to Golden State. He led his team with 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting and added five rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block with two turnovers in 35 minutes. Porter Jr. was also an outstanding 5-for-11 with the three-ball. The young guard mostly tends to get his points in inefficient ways, so his Sunday's performance was all-around pleasing for fantasy managers. He will now get some really nice time off to rest his back and should come back fresh and ready Friday versus Atlanta.
Houston Rockets center Alperen Sengun (groin) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against Golden State. He is in danger of missing his third game of the season due to right groin soreness. The 20-year-old is enjoying a nice campaign, getting 15.6 points per game with 8.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks. Sengun's absence would open the door for Usman Garuba to enter the starting lineup. He's had his moments this season, but the Spaniard has been a very inconsistent performer and might not be able to make good use of the extended minutes.
Houston Rockets point guard Kevin Porter Jr. (back) is considered doubtful for Sunday's meeting with the Warriors. He has already sat out one game with lower back soreness and things aren't looking great regarding his availability for Sunday's matchup. The 22-year-old is one of the leaders of the youthful Rockets, averaging 19.1 points a night with 6.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists. He was replaced in the starting unit by Kenyon Martin Jr. Friday, and the 21-year-old has a solid performance with 12 points and eight rebounds. Martin Jr. looks like a nice streaming candidate until Porter Jr. is able to make it back on the court. His absence also results in Jalen Green having more playmaking duties, and Eric Gordon had significantly more shots than usual Friday against Indiana.
Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. posted a very strong stat line in the team's win against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. He ended the game with 17 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, one steal, and three blocks while shooting 6-for-14 from the floor and 2-for-3 from deep. Porter's numbers are up across the board compared to his career averages. He's been a great all-around fantasy contributor so far this season and he seems to keep getting better. The only fantasy build he wouldn't thrive in is one that needs high shooting efficiency.