News: Bogdanovic dropped 23 points (8-10 FG, 7-9 3Pt) and added four rebounds and an assist in 27 minutes on Friday in a win against the Kings.
Impact: Bogdanovic will pop up every now again with a decent performance, but Friday's outburst was a pleasant surprise. The 23 points, and seven 3-pointers it took to get him there were both season-highs. Bogdanovic's great night could be somewhat attributed to Friday's opponent, as the Kings were giving up the most 3-pointers per game in the NBA heading into the contest. Bogdanovic lost his starting role to Wayne Ellington earlier this month, which basically cancelled out his fantasy value. It would probably take a major injury at shooting guard or small forward for him to get major minutes again.
News: Young scored 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with 14 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 39 minutes on Friday in a win against the Kings.
Impact: Young was phenomenal on Friday, getting it done in every facet of the game. This performance shows just how successful the Nets can be when all of their key pieces are playing to the best of their abilities, but it was against the defensively-inept Kings and we shouldn't expect too many like this going forward. Young will continue to have personal success and should be deployed in every fantasy format. On Saturday, the Nets face the Sixers and Young is considered a strong play in that one.
News: Lopez dumped in 26 points (11-21 FG, 4-4 FT) and had 12 rebounds, three assists and a block in 41 minutes on Friday in a win against the Kings.
Impact: Lopez had a marquee matchup against DeMarcus Cousins and held his own for most of the evening. Typically, it's been Lopez doing most of the heavy lifting on the offensive end for the Nets, but Joe Johnson carried a significant amount of the load on Friday. Lopez will continue to be the key cog in the offense going forward, and remains a must play in all fantasy formats.
News: Johnson scored 27 points (11-16 FG, 5-7 3Pt) to go along with 11 assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block in 37 minutes on Friday in a win against the Kings.
Impact: Johnson has been on fire these last two games, but this was a great matchup in which he took full advantage of. Friday marked a night of season-highs across the board for Johnson. In addition to the 27 points, his 11 assists and five 3-pointers set new marks as well. In the last two contests, he's tallied 20 assists and nine 3-pointers. Johnson has another fine opportunity ahead of him on Saturday, as the Nets take on the Sixers.