John Collins, Atlanta Hawks (30.4): This rookie has done a lot with a little this season; he’s averaging just 23.3 minutes per game during his past eight appearances, but is sinking nearly 59 percent of his shots while slashing 11.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG and a block per game over this recent sample.
The slow pace of Milwaukee (third lowest) is something I’m avoiding when possible, especially given Booker’s spotty production in other categories (he has seven or fewer rebounds-plus-assists in seven of 11 November games).
With Eric Bledsoe likely in attack mode and the rest of this Bucks roster relying on penetration, the fact that Booker has committed at four fouls in the majority of games this month is just another red flag. Considering 28 teams are in action tonight, you can find a more stable option than Booker (heck, you can do better in this game, as I prefer Khris Middleton).
“It would be pretty tough not to panic, but I don’t think we are panicking,” said running back Alfred Morris, who had 91 yards filling in for Ezekiel Elliott. “It’s been two tough losses, ugly losses on top of that. But at the same time, I know the character of this team and the fight we have.”
Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill is the emergency kicker for the Eagles. But he completely missed the safety net on a practice try on the sidelines, sending the ball into the stands. He did reach the goal line with his first kickoff, though.