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  • Aaron Gordon scores just six points
    Aaron Gordon scored six points with three rebounds, one assist, one block, one steal and no turnovers on 3-of-6 from the field against the Clippers on Friday during a 107-93 loss.

    Advice: At least he shot the ball OK and added some D.The starters got beat up tonight and Gordon hand trouble in the paint on both ends. His minutes appear to be safe and Channing Frye was a DNP-CD tonight. Gordon is still a hold in standard leagues. 28 minutes ago
  • Elfrid Payton has another bad game
    Elfrid Payton scored six points with one rebound, three assists and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He really isn't playing well at all on the offensive end. Coach Scott Skiles probably likes Payton for his defense, which has been pretty decent lately. He's not a must-own player these days. 37 minutes ago
  • Dewayne Dedmon returns on Friday
    Dewayne Dedmon (foot) returned on Friday with two points in two minutes.

    Advice: He only played the last 1:47 in garbage time. Leave Dedmon on the wire. 39 minutes ago
  • Mario Chalmers ejected for elbow to Sasha
    Mario Chalmers was ejected for elbowing Sasha Vujacic on Friday night.

    Advice: It was a flagrant 2 and it's hard to argue with the refs tossing him. Chalmers probably won't be suspended here and should be in the lineup against the Mavs on Saturday. He finished with eight points, there rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes. 42 minutes ago
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable Saturday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is officially questionable to play vs. the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: Martin has missed six straight games, he hasn't logged 30 minutes in a contest since early December, and Sam Mitchell said recently that he wasn't close to returning. The Wolves' only incentive to play him at less than 100 percent would be to showcase him for a potential trade -- he's not a desirable fantasy asset unless he lands in an ideal situation. Today, 4:44 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) starting vs. DEN Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee tendinitis) will start Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: Pau Gasol is out tonight and the Bulls are opting to start Cameron Bairstow, so Jimmy should be even busier than usual offensively. Make sure he's looked into your active lineups. Today, 4:33 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) iffy Saturday
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) won't play on Friday and he's questionable to return vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Tyronn Lue suggested prior to Friday's game that Dellavedova might not be ready to face New Orleans, which isn't a good sign. Mo Williams is picking up a handful of minutes in Delly's absence, but he's not a viable fantasy option. Today, 3:25 pm
  • Bradley Beal back in starting lineup
    Bradley Beal is back in starting lineup for Friday against the 76ers.

    Advice: It's his first start since Dec. 9. He played 29 minutes on Wednesday and could hit 30 tonight. Beal's scoring efficiency has been very good lately despite his triples not dropping, so he might be in for a nice night against the sub-par perimeter defense of the 76ers. That means less run for Garrett Temple in the first unit. Today, 3:20 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon available to play
    Dewayne Dedmon (foot) is available on Friday.

    Advice: He might not be in the rotation unless coach Scott Skiles gets crazy. Dedmon is not a fantasy option. Today, 2:58 pm
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) out until Tuesday
    Lance Thomas (mild concussion) will not play until at least Tuesday as he undergoes testing, which means he'll miss games on Friday or Sunday.

    Advice: With Carmelo Anthony (knee) also on the sidelines, the Knicks are going small with Langston Galloway in the starting lineup on Friday. Derrick Williams should also play big minutes off the bench, however, and he's worth a long look as a cheap DFS play until Melo and/or Thomas return to action. Today, 2:52 pm
  • Martin, Garnett & Pekovic not close to return
    Coach Sam Mitchell said the Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle, foot) are not close to returning.

    Advice: "I love the way we're playing right now," Mitchell said. In other words, those guys are basically out of the rotation. This is terrific news for Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng. Martin is on the trade block for next to nothing and will need to be dealt to have value. Today, 11:30 am
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) says he will play Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) said he will play against the Nuggets on Friday and is now listed as probable.

    Advice: This is somewhat surprising after the Bulls said they wanted to be smart with Butler's knee. This isn't an official "will play" piece of news, but he's looking good to give it a go. That makes E'Twaun Moore less appealing tonight while Tony Snell will move back to the bench. We'll confirm this news as the days goes on. Today, 11:18 am
  • Kris Humphries (knee) will not play
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: The big man is reporteldy progressing, but there is still no clear return date in sight. Leave him on the wire in all leagues. Today, 11:14 am
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call
    Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He made it through the morning shootaround and is feeling a little better, but he wants to test his knee out in pre-game warmups before making a final decision. For what it's worth, Butler believes that he will be able to play. If he is cleared to go, Tony Snell will return to the bench and Derrick Rose's value will take a hit. Today, 10:50 am
  • Jabari Parker says he's still adjusting
    Jabari Parker said that he's still adjusting to the NBA game.

    Advice: "It was all difficult," Parker said. "Getting your rhythm back, getting your wind back. Getting a feel for the game. Being able to develop a role now because guys weren't used to playing with me." Parker missed most of his rookie season after tearing his ACL, so it's not a surprise that he's still finding his role with Bucks. Milwaukee is rumored to be shopping Michael Carter-Williams and Greg Monroe before the deadline, so a trade could open up more responsibility for Parker on the offensive end. He's averaging 11.4 points and 4.6 boards on 49.2 percent shooting from the field. Today, 10:22 am
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) has no timetable
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) still doesn't have a clear timetable to return.

    Advice: "I'm just waiting on some things to get resolved to see what's next, what's best for it and how we approach the next step," Nelson said. "I'm always going to be honest with Coach, the organization and the training staff. I just told them I was hurting." The veteran has already missed eight games because of his wrist this season, so the Nuggets won't rush him back. Emmanuel Mudiay and Randy Foye will continue to pick up the slack in his absence. Today, 8:53 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) out Friday
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play on Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf and the Cavs shouldn't be in any hurry to rush him back. Mo Williams played just 11 minutes on Wednesday as the backup point guard, so there's no real reason to consider him outside of deeper leagues. Today, 8:06 am
  • Clint Capela returned to action on Thursday February 4. Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 39 in loss to Lakers
    Anthony Davis scored 39 points with 11 rebounds, one steal and one block in 39 minutes against the Lakers during a 99-96 loss on Thursday.

    Advice: This one will sting a bit. The Pelicans are cold again with a three-game losing streak. Davis did look like he hurt his hand a bit, but he was fine. His fantasy owners have to be rooting for wins to lower the chances of a shutdown later this year. At least he's filling it up again. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Trevor Ariza goes off again, scores 22
    Trevor Ariza went off again with 22 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He was killer as a power forward last year with Kevin McHale, but now he's rolling in that role again with coach J.B. Bickerstaff. Since being shifted to power forward back on Jan. 22, he averaged 17.9 points, 4.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.8 treys. That's good for top-10 value in that span and has boosted him to fourth-round value on the year now. If you bought low, you look really smart. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Clint Capela scores 10 points
    Clint Capela scored 10 points with four rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not play next to Dwight Howard at all and those days might be done. Capela isn't the greatest per-minute guy and those are trending down, too. He's a drop candidate unless you want to use him as Dwight Howard insurance. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Lance Thomas gets six stitches
    Lance Thomas returned on Thursday after receiving six stitches for a lip laceration.

    Advice: He's fine and he didn't need a concussion test. Thomas scored nine points with one rebound and one assist in 31 minutes. He's lost most of his fantasy value while the team is healthy. Yesterday, 8:36 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) cleared to play vs. PHX
    Clint Capela (hip) has been cleared to play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He will come off the bench behind Dwight Howard, who hasn't finished a game in over a week due to ejections and a suspension. The Rockets are likely going to go small a lot, so Capela isn't a great fantasy asset right now. Yesterday, 4:34 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) out Friday vs. Chicago
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Nelson doesn't have a clear return date, and he's a pretty low-upside guy to own with Emmanuel Mudiay healthy. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 3:23 pm
  • Butler says he'll be cautious w/ knee injury
    Jimmy Butler, who is listed as questionable for Friday's game in Denver, said that he's going to take a cautious approach with his left knee injury.

    Advice: "It’s disappointing, but I’ve got to think big picture,’’ Butler said. "I’ve got to take care of my body. My trainer was here and he was like, ‘Look, you’ve got to do what’s right for your body.’ So I talked to the coaches and we thought it was best [I didn't play Wednesday in Sacramento.]" Butler did reportedly feel better on Thursday, and said that he'll test his knee during Friday morning's shootaorund, so expect another update then. Derrick Rose and E'Twuan Moore will benefit if Jimmy is out Friday. Yesterday, 2:15 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) questionable for Friday
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler spent Wednesday's game vs. the Kings on the sidelines, and the Bulls don't necessarily need him to pull out a win vs. the Nuggets, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him take another night off. If Butler is out, Tony Snell would start, and E'Twaun Moore would look to build off his career-high 24-point performance. Derrick Rose would also shoulder a heavier load on offense. Yesterday, 12:46 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) a game-time decision Thurs
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Donatas Motiejunas said that the reason he's headed back to the D-League on Thursday is because "Clint is healthy," and Capela reportedly ran around at shootaround with "little difficulty," so it sounds like he'll be out there tonight. With Clint active, Marcus Thornton's minutes will likely take the biggest hit. Yesterday, 12:43 pm
  • Clint Capela (hip) moving well at shootaround
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) was moving well during Thursday morning's shootaround, according to beat reporter Jonathan Feigen.

    Advice: The Rockets sent Donatas Motiejunas back to the D-League on Thursday, which could be an indication that Capela is feeling good enough to play. We'll have another update on his status closer to tip-off, but if Capela is out there, there will be less minutes available for Josh Smith and Marcus Thornton. Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • Anthony Davis drops 28 with 4 steals & blocks
    Anthony Davis scored 28 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, four steals and four blocks during a 110-97 loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kevin Durant exploded and Stephen Curry dropped 51, so this near 5x5 will probably not get much attention. He is the only player in the last 20 seasons to drop two lines of at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and four steals in his career (Dec. 2, 2014). Stay healthy, big fella. Wednesday, 9:49 pm
  • Aaron Gordon scores just two points
    Aaron Gordon made just 1-of-10 from the field for two points with six rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: His shot selection was pretty solid, but it just didn't fall for him. Before the game, coach Scott Skiles really praised Gordon for his hustle and rebounding -- Skiles loves hustle and rebounding. Gordon's defense has been burned on cuts, but he looked fine there and the low minute total just because he was off. Expect him to get over 30 minutes on Friday against the Clippers. He should be owned in standard leagues. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Bradley Beal gets 29 minutes, scores 18
    Bradley Beal scored 18 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played 28.3 minutes per game since returning from a concussion. Beal is eventually going to move into the starting lineup, but coming off the bench hasn't hurt his output in his last three with averages of 15.7 points, 2.3 boards, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 treys. He'll start trending up again as an early-round guy as long as he's healthy. Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Martin, Garnett and Pekovic all out vs. Clips
    Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The severity of Martin's injury isn't known, but he might not even be in the rotation upon his return anyway. Leave him on the wire. Zach LaVine should get 30 minutes or so and is worth holding in standard leagues. Wednesday, 6:09 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is out for Wednesday
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) is out Wednesday against the Kings due to injury.

    Advice: He has some tendinitis and a sore knee, which occurred when he banged knees in Utah on Monday. The Bulls will not have an MRI for Butler and it sounds minor for now. The Bulls will almost certainly start Tony Snell next to E'Twaun Moore. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol will be very busy tonight. Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) will not play
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The big man is nearing a return and went through a workout during the morning shootaround, but he still hasn't been cleared to play. His role will be limited when he returns because the Wizards are playing a lot of small ball, so he's not worth stashing in almost any league. Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon out for Wednesday
    Dewayne Dedmon sprained one of his feet at a workout and is out for Wednesday.

    Advice: It is not serious and he did play through it for a bit. That's one less guy for coach Scott Skiles to use in case his starters get in trouble. Leave Dedmon on the wire in almost all leagues. Wednesday, 3:04 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to rest his bothersome hamstring and it sounds like it's precautionary. The Cavs figure to get Mo Williams back in the rotation tonight, but he's not a reliable fantasy option unless you are hoping for garbage time against a shorthanded Hornets team. Wednesday, 2:57 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) a game-time call
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) is a game-time decision to face the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been fighting the issue for a week and only played 12 minutes on Monday, so perhaps this hamstring issue explains why. The Cavs don't need Dellavedova too much right now and could opt to throw Mo Williams back in the rotation. We'll have another update shortly. Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable vs. LAC
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is questionable to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was questionable for Tuesday and did not play. Martin has been out since Jan. 23 and he's also very likely to be traded. If he does play, Zach LaVine may play a little less. Martin is probably closer to doubtful for this one. Wednesday, 11:34 am
  • Clint Capela (hip) questionable for Thursday
    Clint Capela (left hip flexor, thigh) is questionable to play Thursday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: If Capela is unable to give it a go tomorrow, look for Josh Smith and Terrence Jones to see an uptick in minutes, with Smith offering the most upside. Houston could also go with some more small ball lineups against the up-tempo Suns, which would result in Corey Brewer and Marcus Thornton getting some extended run. Wednesday, 10:02 am
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) out Wednesday vs. Utah
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) will not play Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: With Jameer on the sidelines Wednesday night, Emmanuel Mudiay figures to log minutes in the high-30s with Randy Foye having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Nelson belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues. Wednesday, 9:51 am
  • Kris Humphries (knee) misses shootaround
    Kris Humphries (knee) worked out, but did not participate during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

    Advice: With Humphries sitting out shootaround, we're going to go ahead and consider him doubtful for tonight's game given that he hasn't played since January 3. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Wednesday, 9:02 am
  • Jabari Parker struggles with foul trouble
    Jabari Parker picked up three fouls in the first half of Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers, finishing with six points, one board, one assist, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time didn't really suffer because of the foul trouble as he played 21 minutes in the second half as the Bucks tried to rally. Parker did score a total of 33 points in his previous two games (16.5 ppg), so his owners shouldn't cut him for one bad performance. He's a low-end player in standard leagues, but hopefully the Bucks will feature him on offense more down the stretch. Tuesday, 10:20 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores 9, but fills stat sheet
    Trevor Ariza hit just 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer, but finished Tuesday's game with nine points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.

    Advice: He wasn't great tonight, but did a little bit of everything, salvaging a decent line. He was red hot a week ago, but has scored nine or fewer points in three of his last four games. He should go on another hot streak at some point, but it's anyone's guess as to when it happens. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) out for Tuesday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers as expected.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable but coach Sam Mitchell never expected him to play. K-Mart is likely going to be traded, but he isn't worth stashing in almost any format at the moment. Zach LaVine will benefit on Tuesday and from here on out. Tuesday, 6:42 pm
  • Clint Capela, Montrezl Harrell out Tuesday
    Clint Capela (thigh) and Montrezl Harrell (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Josh Smith is expected to start at center, but Terrence Jones will likely split minutes with him. Capela is day-to-day, but he isn't worth picking up in most leagues because Dwight Howard is dealing with just a one-game suspension. Tuesday, 4:15 pm
  • Clint Capela (thigh) questionable for Tuesday
    Clint Capela (thigh) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With Dwight Howard (suspension) set to spend Tuesday's game on the sidelines, Terrence Jones could make his way back into the rotation tonight if Capela is unable to play, and there would be more minutes available for Josh Smith. The Rockets would also likely go with a lot of small ball lineups sans Capela, which would translate to more minutes for Corey Brewer and Marcus Thornton. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 2:07 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) questionable for Tuesday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, although head coach Sam Mitchell said he didn't think he would play.

    Advice: Martin should be listed as doubtful here, and it would be very surprising to see him take the court tonight. We should have official confirmation soon enough, but Zach LaVine will be the primary beneficiary with Martin likely on the sidelines Tuesday night, and he's on the radar in DFS with a favorable matchup against the Lakers. Tuesday, 1:07 pm
  • Jameer Nelson listed as 'out' for Wednesday
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) is being listed as "out" for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: After returning from a six game absence, Nelson suffered a setback with his wrist, and it's looking like he's going to spend some extended time on the shelf. Emmanuel Mudiay will continue to get all the run he can handle with Nelson on the sidelines, with Randy Foye logging extended minutes off the bench. Nelson belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Tuesday, 11:24 am
  • Clint Capela will start vs Heat on Tuesday
    Clint Capela will start against the Heat on Tuesday.

    Advice: Clint Capela will get the start against the Heat while Dwight Howard is suspended on Tuesday. Josh Smith and Terrence Jones will also get a one-game value boost, but Capela is the player to target as the starter on Tuesday. Tuesday, 9:29 am
  • Jimmy Butler scores 26 points in 47 minutes
    Jimmy Butler scored 26 points in 47 minutes during a 105-96 overtime loss to the Jazz on Monday, scoring 26 points with seven rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Bulls went cold in OT and failed to hit any field goals. As for Butler, he did bang his knee tonight and was in some pain on the bench. Butler did not need to miss any time and there's no word of him dealing with any swelling after the game. The Bulls will travel to Sacramento for Wednesday and Butler should be all set for that one. Jimmy G. Buckets is a top-10 player so far this season. Monday, 10:33 pm
  • Aaron Gordon grabs career-high 16 boards
    Aaron Gordon grabbed a career-high 16 boards during a 107-92 loss to the Spurs on Monday, adding 12 points and one block in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He did not play in garbage time, so his minutes might have been a little more tonight. Coach Scott Skiles has been talking about his team hustling more, so that is a great sign for Gordon and his ability to create plays from his athleticism. He should be owned in all leagues. Monday, 9:51 pm
  • Jabari Parker scores 16 points in loss
    Jabari Parker scored 16 points with seven boards, two assists, two steals and two turnovers vs. the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He was 8-of-12 from the field, but he didn't get to the free throw line in this one. Parker is basically the fourth option on offense behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton, but even though he doesn't shoot 3-pointers he is still helping his owners enough in points, boards, FG percentage and FT percentage to warrant ownership in standard leagues. Monday, 9:47 pm
  • Elf Payton gets 32 minutes vs. Spurs
    Elfrid Payton played 32 minutes against the Spurs on Monday, making 3-of-12 from the field or six points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: He did not play in the final 20 minutes of Sunday's game, but he was back out there for his normal playing time. Payton is better when he's not next to Victor Oladipo, so hopefully his minutes get divided up a little more. Regardless, he's really not a must-own player right now. Monday, 9:38 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 23 points vs. Grizzlies
    Anthony Davis scored 23 points during a 110-95 loss on Monday, adding nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: His wrist injury from the weekend didn't seem to bother him. Davis isn't quite putting up the same per-minute numbers as he was last year, but his owners won't care as long as he's not missing games. Monday, 9:14 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 18 points in loss
    Bradley Beal scored 18 points in Monday's loss to the Thunder with three boards, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He only played 26 minutes, but that was mainly due to the lopsided score. Beal played 30 minutes on Saturday which is the most playing time he has seen since returning from his leg injury, so it's just a matter of time before he's a must-start player again. Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Kevin Martin doubtful for Tuesday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) is doubtful to play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It would be a shock to see him play. Zach LaVine is seeing minutes in the upper 20s with plenty of minutes at both guard spots. He should be owned in standard leagues now while Martin should have been dropped in most leagues. Monday, 4:45 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) out Monday
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He experienced a setback, so he's likely going to spend some time on the shelf. Emmanuel Mudiay is going to be looking at significant minutes, while Randy Foye and Sean Kilpatrick could play more as well. Leave Nelson on the wire. Monday, 4:26 pm
  • Kris Humphries out on Monday, progressing
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Humphries hasn't played in a month because he's been dealing with calcification in his knee, but the veteran big man said he was "close" to returning. When he does get back on the floor, it won't matter to fantasy GMs, who can leave him floating on the waiver wire. Monday, 10:32 am
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) experiences setback
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) experienced a setback, and he's now doubtful to play on Monday vs. Toronto.

    Advice: For now, he's considered just day-to-day, but the team is deciding whether an "extended absence" is necessary. Nelson had played in each of the last two games, but he's taken a major backseat to Emmanuel Mudiay as the rookie point guard has played better and Denver emphasizes a youth movement. Now dealing with a recurring wrist injury and staring a potential shutdown in the face, Nelson's proper home in your fantasy league is on the waiver wire. Monday, 9:32 am
  • Elfrid Payton struggles w/ fouls, logs 15 min
    Elfrid Payton struggled with foul trouble vs. Boston on Sunday, posting nine points, four rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes of action.

    Advice: Payton picked up a fourth foul at the 8:07 mark in the third quarter and never returned, as Scott Skiles stuck with a backcourt of Mario Hezonja and Evan Fournier. This is the third straight game that he's logged fewer than 30 minutes, and we'll keep a close eye on his role during Monday's road game -- for now his points-league owners should sit tight. Sunday, 7:00 pm
  • Career Night: Aaron Gordon has 19/14/5 Sunday
    Aaron Gordon was tremendous vs. the Celtics on Sunday, finishing a home victory with a career-high five assists, 19 points (8-of-11 FGs, 3-of-9 FTs), 14 rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: AG had a highlight-reel block on Avery Bradley's 3-point attempt down the stretch, then followed it up with a few hyper-athletic moves offensively (see the link below). The 20-year-old is making the most of his newfound starting gig, and he's averaging a healthy 34.0 minutes in Orlando's past three games -- tonight's 39 minutes were a new career-high. His rest-of-season outlook is golden and he's the envy of anyone who has Terrence Jones or Markieff Morris stashed on their bench. Sunday, 6:58 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) out Sunday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This is Martin's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines and he won't play until he is 100 percent because he is on the trade block. Zach LaVine will pick up some extra minutes vs. the Blazers. Sunday, 4:44 pm
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points in loss to LAC
    Jimmy Butler registered a team-high 23 points during Sunday's blowout loss to the Clippers, but failed to do much else, tallying just two 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and zero assists in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The zero assists were unfortunate after Butler put up a career-high 10 dimes in his previous outing, but he should get things back on track Monday vs. Utah. Jimmy Buckets is having himself another first-round season, hitting career-highs in points (22.5) and assists (4.5) to go with 5.3 boards, 1.1 three-pointers and 1.7 steals per contest. He’s also the league leader in minutes played for the second consecutive season, which is all that more impressive when you realize he hasn’t missed a single game this year. Sunday, 3:05 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (ankle) will play Sunday vs. LAC
    Jimmy Butler (ankle) will play Sunday vs. the Clippers, as expected.

    Advice: He suffered a very minor ankle tweak during Saturday's practice, but was never in any danger of sitting out Sunday's game. Sunday, 12:05 pm
  • Bradley Beal taking steps to avoid injuries
    Bradley Beal is taking steps to prevent future injuries in his troublesome leg.

    Advice: The promising shooting guard is going to hit restricted free agency this summer, but his injury history could prevent certain teams from offering him the amount he is looking for. "He’s one of the best pure shooters in the league," a general manager told The Vertical, "but I’m scared of him." Beal has increased the padding in his shoes, he has increased his vitamin D intake and he also has a new practice routine in order to minimize impact. He did play 30 minutes on Saturday which is the most playing time he has seen since returning from injury, so hopefully he can stay healthy moving forward. Sunday, 7:26 am
  • Bradley Beal plays 30 minutes in win over HOU
    Bradley Beal played 30 minutes in Saturday's win over the Rockets, scoring 11 points with four assists, three boards and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was the most minutes he has played since returning from his leg injury, but don't expect his playing time to go up too much more. Beal is looking to get paid this summer and the Wizards already learned their lesson about giving him too many minutes, but he should still be able to produce excellent numbers moving forward. It's just a matter of time before he is a must-start player again. Saturday, 9:49 pm
  • Clint Capela (thigh) plays 17 minutes
    Clint Capela played through a thigh injury on Saturday vs. Wizards, but finished with just one point, four boards, one steal and two blocks in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Dwight Howard was ejected for the second straight game, but Capela looked awful down the stretch and shot just 1-of-8 from the free throw line. The Rockets have been playing a lot more small ball with Trevor Ariza at the four, so Capela is only looking at minutes in the teens for the foreseeable future. He's safe to drop in most leagues. Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 20 points in return
    Anthony Davis scored 20 points in his return from a concussion on Saturday, adding 16 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He had a horrendous start, missing all 10 shots from the field before finishing 9-of-22 overall. Davis did not completely come out of this game unscathed with an apparent left wrist injury. He did play through it and actually turned it on after that. Stay healthy, Mr. Brow. Saturday, 8:10 pm
  • Kevin Martin, Kevin Garnett doubtful
    Kevin Martin (wrist) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are doubtful to play against the Blazers on Sunday.

    Advice: Both players are likely out and Martin has a chance of not playing for the Wolves anytime soon with him being in the trade block. The Zach LaVine SG experiment is back on and he's made it very clear he wants to run minutes there, so he is worth owning right now to see if he can keep getting better. Saturday, 3:13 pm
  • Anthony Davis back for Saturday
    Anthony Davis (concussion) will play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: His concussion issue is behind him, which is a pleasant surprise after the scary incident on Monday. Ryan Anderson will move to the bench for tonight's game, but he should still have plenty of chances to score with Tyreke Evans (knee) out. Saturday, 2:27 pm
  • Jimmy Butler tweaks ankle, will play Sunday
    Jimmy Butler tweaked his ankle and will play on Sunday against the Clippers.

    Advice: He sat out of practice and there is no word of the severity of his ankle. Butler looked fine on Thursday and he should be close to 100 percent of Sunday. Saturday, 12:02 pm
  • Anthony Davis not listed with the starters
    Anthony Davis (concussion) is not listed with the probable starters for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Game notes are very unreliable, but Davis' status is still unclear because the Pelicans did not have a morning shootaround. Davis is still considered questionable, but he is probably a little closer to doubtful. Ryan Anderson will benefit the most if he is held out. Saturday, 10:36 am
  • Kris Humphries (knee) misses practice
    Kris Humphries (knee) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He was getting up some shots on the side and has been able to do a little more, but he isn't going to be ready in time for Saturday's game vs. the Rockets. Leave him on the wire. Saturday, 10:02 am
  • Jabari Parker cooling off again
    Jabari Parker scored 17 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 39 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He didn't have a backup with Johnny O'Bryant out and he had a decent game tonight. Parker is playing 35.0 minutes per game in his last five, averaging 12.0 points, 7.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals on 54.8 percent from the field. He's kind of been "on" in that span, that's still barely top-80 value. Friday, 9:53 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores eight in loss
    Trevor Ariza scored eight points with six rebounds, five assists, five steals, one block and two 3-pointers against the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: The bad news is he only made 3-of-12 from the field, but that's OK with all these other stats. He's really picked it up lately and clearly the small-ball lineup is helping him. Ariza did the same exact thing last year because he didn't light it up until January, so he could still be a fantasy stud going forward. Friday, 9:08 pm
  • Aaron Gordon sores 12 points with 9 boards
    Aaron Gordon scored 12 points during a 113-94 loss to the Celtics on Friday, adding nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He still hasn't busted out since taking over as the starter, but it could be coming. It's worth mentioning that his competition for minutes, Channing Frye, Evan Fournier, Andrew Nicholson and Mario Hezonja, have all been pretty bad. Expect Gordon to heat up even more, especially with the Magic losing so many games. Friday, 7:49 pm
  • Anthony Davis, Tyreke questionable vs. BK
    Anthony Davis (concussion) and Tyreke Evans (knee) are questionable to play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The probable starters are Norris Cole, Bryce Dejean-Jones, Alonzo Gee, Ryan Anderson and Omer Asik. Davis is improving and may have a shot to play. If he can't go, Ryno will get a chance to build off his 36-point gem. Omer Asik was also very good, but he can't be trusted. Friday, 3:22 pm
  • Lance Thomas will move back to bench
    Lance Thomas will move back to the bench on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: He is still not 100 percent from his knee injury last week. The Knicks brought Thanasis Antetokounmpo to the big club to help out, so maybe he gets some minutes. Thomas can be dropped in most leagues now that Carmelo Anthony (knee) is back. Friday, 3:09 pm
  • Kevin Martin (wrist) out Friday
    Kevin Martin (wrist) will not play on Friday vs. the Jazz as expected.

    Advice: Martin is a trade candidate, so the Wolves have no incentive to play him at less than 100 percent. His absence will open up more minutes for Zach LaVine, and that's a good thing considering the young guard went off for 35 points in his last outing. Friday, 10:08 am
  • Jabari Parker struggles in loss
    Jabari Parker struggled on Thursday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring seven points with eight boards and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't very aggressive and shot just 2-of-5 from the field. Parker has been taking a backseat to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton on offense, and he doesn't have much upside because he doesn't take 3-pointers. He is averaging 10.4 points, 6.4 boards, 2.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks on 55.6 percent shooting over his last five games, which is only good for top-100 value. Thursday, 9:25 pm
  • Mario Chalmers hands out 10 assists in win
    Mario Chalmers handed out 10 assists in Thursday's win over the Bucks, adding seven points, four boards and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Garbage time was definitely a factor in the blowout win, so take this performance with a grain of salt. Chalmers was scoreless in 14 minutes vs. the Magic on Monday, so this doesn't move the needle much. Chalmers is more of a deep-league guy while Mike Conley is active. Thursday, 9:09 pm
  • Jameer Nelson returns on Thursday
    Jameer Nelson scored six points in his return to the lineup on Thursday, adding one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.

    Advice: He started out tonight with a bang, but didn't do much after that. Nelson's playing time should be less than it was before he dealt with his wrist injury earlier this month because Emmanuel Mudiay is on the upswing. Thursday, 8:11 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 17 points off bench
    Bradley Beal returned on Thursday against the Nuggets with 17 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was very aggressive tonight and didn't play like a guy with a mask and coming off a concussion on Monday. Beal's minutes are still going to hang in the upper 20s for the next week or so, but he should be able to post must-start numbers in standard leagues. Thursday, 7:44 pm
  • Anthony Davis (concussion) out Thursday
    Anthony Davis (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Davis has passed the first two parts of the concussion protocol testing, so there's a chance he's able to get back on the court for Saturday's game vs. the Nets. However, with him on the sidelines Thursday night, Ryan Anderson will draw the start, and he'll make for an excellent DFS play with a favorable matchup against Sacramento. Jrue Holiday will also be busy on offense, and he too figures to be a quality DFS target tonight. Thursday, 3:26 pm
  • Bradley Beal (concussion) will play Thursday
    Bradley Beal (broken nose, concussion) will come off the bench for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Beal has officially cleared the concussion protocol testing, and he'll be out there donning a mask to protect his broken nose tonight. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Jameer Nelson (wrist) will play on Thursday
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) will play Thursday vs. Washington.

    Advice: Nelson will return from a six game absence, and his return to the rotation will likely take away some playing time from Emmanuel Mudiay. As a reserve, Nelson is averaging just 7.2 points, 4.2 assists and 1.0 three-pointer per game on 36.6 percent shooting, so there's no reason to give him a second thought in standard leagues. Thursday, 3:19 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) out Thursday vs. Denver
    Kris Humphries (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Given that Humphries hasn't played since January 3, we're going to go ahead and switch his status to "out indefinitely." He's not worth rostering in any league. Thursday, 2:51 pm
  • Bradley Beal (concussion) a game-time call
    Bradley Beal (broken nose, concussion) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with the Nuggets.

    Advice: Beal still needs to go through one round of concussion protocol testing, but he was symptom free as of this morning and is expected to play. Beal's return will likely send Garrett Temple back to the bench and Kelly Oubre may fall out of the rotation entirely. Beal owners will want to check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off. Thursday, 2:29 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) doubtful for Thursday
    Kris Humphries (knee) did not go through shootaround and is doubtful to play Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Humphries hasn't seen the court since January 3, and belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues at this point. Thursday, 1:29 pm
  • Jameer Nelson probable for Thursday vs Wiz
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) is expected to play against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: Nelson will return after missing six straight games, but is stuck behind starting point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. While his veteran presence helps the Nuggets young roster, he doesn't do enough to warrant a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues. Thursday, 10:10 am
  • Bradley Beal expected to play Thurs vs Denver
    Bradley Beal (broken nose, concussion) is expected to play against Denver on Thursday.

    Advice: Beal isn't 100 percent confirmed to play (so make sure to check back), but is expected to suit up against the Nuggets on Thursday. Beal is likely to wear a protective mask on Thursday and will push Garrett Temple back to the bench. Thursday, 9:46 am
  • Jameer Nelson questionable for Thurs vs Wiz
    Jameer Nelson (wrist) is questionable for Thurdsay's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Nelson was upgraded from doubtful to questionable on Thursday, so he's inching closer to playing after missing six consecutive games. While his impending return will help the Nuggets, Nelson won't make enough of a difference on fantasy rosters to warrant a pickup in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:17 am
  • Anthony Davis (concussion) doubtful vs. Kings
    Anthony Davis (concussion) is doubtful to play against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He still has not been cleared and didn't do anything in practice. If Davis can't go, Ryan Anderson should move into the starting lineup while Alexis Ajinca would soak up some center minutes. Considering Davis flirts with a 30 usage rate, so there will be a lot of shots to go around to basically the whole team. Wednesday, 2:38 pm
  • Anthony Davis (concussion) questionable Thurs
    Anthony Davis has yet to clear the league mandated concussion protocol testing, putting him in jeopardy of missing Thursday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The Pelicans will have a better idea of Davis status on Thursday, so owners will need to check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround. If Davis is forced to the sidelines on Thursday, Ryan Anderson would return to the starting lineup, and he'd make for a quality DFS play with a favorable matchup against the Kings. Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans (knee) would also be asked to do more on offense. Wednesday, 10:47 am
  • Jabari Parker scores 15 in another start
    Jabari Parker hit 6-of-8 shots for 15 points, seven rebounds and a block in 33 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: Parker has scored in double digits in all but one of his January games and came into this one averaging 12.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals for the month. And that makes him a low-end starting forward option in most leagues. Tuesday, 8:46 pm
  • Elfrid Payton quiet in loss to Bucks
    Elfrid Payton hit 3-of-5 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points and three assists in Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: Payton is still averaging 14.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.2 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer over his last five games, despite tonight's dud, so look for him to bounce back in the next one. Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Aaron Gordon goes for 9 & 9 in loss
    Aarono Gordon made another start on Tuesday and hit 3-of-9 shots for nine points, nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes are there but he's yet to put it all together for a spectacular fantasy line. Be patient with him and know that as long as he's starting, his breakout game is probably just around the corner. Tuesday, 8:35 pm
  • Lance Thomas scores 16 in start for Melo
    Lance Thomas played through a sore knee and started in place of Carmelo Anthony (knee) on Tuesday and hit 5-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, four rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Advice: If you threw him into a DFS lineup the move paid off, but Melo will have to continue to miss games for Thomas to offer fantasy value in standard leagues. Derrick Williams, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds, is actually a better play on nights when Melo's in street clothes. Tuesday, 8:23 pm
  • Kris Humphries (knee) out Tuesday vs. Toronto
    Kris Humphries (knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Humphries has been sidelined since January 3, and he has no business being owned in any format. Tuesday, 3:25 pm
  • Lance Thomas (knee) will start at SF Tuesday
    Lance Thomas (knee) will start at small forward on Tuesday with Carmelo Anthony (knee) sidelined.

    Advice: It isn't clear how much time Anthony will miss, but for now he should be considered day-to-day. Thomas has averages of 9.7 points, 3.3 boards, 2.0 assists and 0.7 3-pointers in three previous starts this season, so he is not a great add in most leagues. Tuesday, 3:00 pm
  • Bradley Beal will miss Tuesday's game vs TOR
    Bradley Beal (broken nose, concussion) will miss Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: The earliest Beal will now return is Thursday against the Nuggets, but he'll need to go through the league mandated concussion protocol testing before he can get back on the court. Beal will likely wear a protective mask upon his return, while Garrett Temple will pick up the majority of Beal's minutes for at least Tuesday night. Tuesday, 8:22 am
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