Oklahoma City Thunder Roster
- Western Northwest
- Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Al Horford (personal) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. He is set to miss his second straight game as he deals with issues off the court. Isaiah Roby should continue to benefit with Horford expected to be sidelined. He has been playing well in his absence and is a decent short-term fantasy option.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Luguentz Dort had a very productive line in a 127-125 win over Chicago. Dort scored 21 points with eight rebounds, a career-high six steals, four triples, and a block in 40 minutes. The 21-year-old went off in the third quarter for 10 straight points, as he showed his complete two-way ability in this contest. He became just the third Oklahoma City player with at least 20 points, five rebounds, and five steals in a game, joining Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Dort is definitely worth an add in leagues where he's available- as he's turned into a great source for threes and steals.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 33 points in an overtime victory over the Bulls. Gilgeous-Alexander added 10 assists, five boards, three triples, and a steal in 44 minutes. The star guard earned his career-high in points on a clutch and-one that tied the game with less than 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Gilgeous-Alexander is starting to heat up offensively, as his scoring average and shooting splits have all risen in January. He'll take on a middle-of-the-pack 76ers defense on Sunday.
Oklahoma City Thunder center Al Horford (personal) has been listed as unavailable for Friday's game versus the Bulls due to personal reasons. Horford missed the team's latest contest due to rest purposes, allowing Isaiah Roby to enter the starting five, a role that the second-year big man is likely to hang onto Friday, giving him DFS upside. Horford has scored in double figures in each of his last three outings, having carved out a sizable role amidst a Thunder roster burgeoning with youth. His next opportunity to return to the court comes Sunday versus the 76ers, with whom he spent last season.
Oklahoma City Thunder power forward/center Isaiah Roby will draw his second career start for Wednesday's contest versus the Lakers with Al Horford (rest) not in the mix. The last time that Horford was unavailable, Roby entered the starting five and went for 19 points and seven rebounds in 28 minutes, shooting 9-for-12 from the field. With his DFS price tag having cratered since due to his limited role off the bench, he steps into premier punt play territory Wednesday. With Horford likely to return to action Friday against Chicago, Roby can be seen as a one-day fantasy asset with capped upside.