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  • Cousins (back) questionable for Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He's missed three games in a row due to a back strain and didn't even travel with the team on Saturday, but this is a somewhat positive report. If Cousins can't give it a go on Monday we should see a lot more of Kosta Koufos and Omri Casspi for the Kings. Today, 6:58 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll shoots 8-of-13, scores 20 pts
    DeMarre Carroll found his shooting stroke on Sunday, hitting 8-of-13 shots with three 3-pointers to score 20 points in a tough loss to the visiting Suns.

    Advice: Carroll rounded out his evening with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and zero turnovers in 37 minutes of action, bouncing back nicely after a lousy four-point game on Saturday. He's off to a slow start this year, shooting a career-low 38.3 percent from the field, and remains a nice buy-low target. Today, 6:34 pm
  • Jon Leuer scores 16 points off Suns' bench
    Jon Leuer came off the bench on Sunday to score 16 points with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Markieff Morris wasn't playing well and Tyson Chandler (hamstring) was out, so Leuer took full advantage of some extra opportunities. He's alternated big games with a series of duds all season, and belongs on the waiver wire in the preponderance of leagues. Today, 6:30 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe helps Suns snap four-game skid
    Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points with five rebounds, 11 assists and three blocks on Sunday, helping the Suns snap their four-game losing streak with a win in Toronto.

    Advice: Bledsoe logged 38 minutes and his recent knee injury wasn't a hindrance, though he also wasn't efficient -- he shot 29.4 percent from the field, and he and Brandon Knight combined to score 36 points on 34 shot attempts. EB's all-around game still managed to prop up tonight's line, which is a big reason he's flirting with first-round fantasy value. Today, 6:29 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores seven on 3-of-12 FGs
    The Suns prevailed in Toronto on Sunday despite a poor game from Markieff Morris, who scored seven points on 3-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: Kieff added eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 23 minutes of action. He blew up last Monday with 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting, but excluding that game his season average is 37.1 percent from the field. That's easily the worst mark of his career, and he should probably be benched in standard leagues until he shows sustained improvement. Today, 6:26 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 17 hollow points Sunday
    Avery Bradley scored 17 hollow points vs. the Magic, adding only two 3-pointers, one assist and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley's owners have been spoiled lately, as he's stepped up his game admirably with Marcus Smart on the shelf. He rarely contributes many rebounds or assists, but has been on a tear with a combined 23 triples and 17 steals in his past seven games. Keep him active and expect a better all-around performance vs. the Heat on Monday. Today, 6:24 pm
  • Reggie Jackson shoots 4-of-20 in Pistons loss
    Reggie Jackson finished Sunday's loss to the Nets with eight points on 4-of-20 shooting, six rebounds, nine assists, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: Jackson hasn't recaptured the value he held late last season, but he's a steady mid-round PG who should be impervious to the return of Brandon Jennings. His fantasy value would improve considerably if he could cut back on his 3.4 turnovers and make more than 42.4 percent of his shots, his lowest FG percentage since he was a rookie. Today, 6:13 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores season-high 12 points
    Wayne Ellington scored a season-high 12 points in Sunday's win vs. the Pistons, making 5-of-7 shots with one 3-pointer, six rebounds and one block.

    Advice: All of his points came in a second-half flurry, and his effective offense earned him 24 minutes on the court, his highest playing time in six games. Ellington isn't a viable fantasy player while Joe Johnson (13 points in 39 minutes) is healthy. Today, 6:09 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) plays well in return
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) had 10 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and one assist in Sunday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: He made all four of his shot attempts in 22 minutes of action, and looked good considering he'd missed the past four games. Sam Mitchell has been tinkering with his rotation lately and there are no guarantees that Bjelica will average a solid 26-28 minutes per game, but he's worth holding onto while we find out. Today, 4:36 pm
  • Wes Johnson nearly out of Clippers' rotation
    Wes Johnson nearly fell out of the Clippers' rotation on Sunday, going scoreless with one rebound in only four minutes of action.

    Advice: Johnson was inconsistent in three starts and Doc Rivers continues to look for answers at SF -- tonight he plugged in Luc Mbah a Moute for his defensive prowess. Anyone who speculative picked up Johnson in deep leagues can return him to the scrap heap. Today, 4:23 pm
  • Lance Thomas starts w/ Carmelo (illness) out
    Lance Thomas will start Sunday's game vs. the Rockets in place of Carmelo Anthony (illness).

    Advice: This is Thomas' first start of the season and he's worth a look as a last-second DFS punt play, but owners in typical leagues can ignore him with Melo day-to-day. Today, 4:08 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 22 points w/ three steals
    Kemba Walker's phenomenal season continued on Sunday, as he scored 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting with three 3-pointers, three assists, two boards, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Walker's career-high 45.9 percent shooting from the field has turned him into second-round stud in both 9-cat and 8-cat formats, and while there's a chance we see a bit of a regression towards the mean (career 39.8 percent shooter), that regression is not a certainty. The Hornets installed a new 4-out, 1-in motion offense this offseason, which has really opened the floor for Kemba and he's having himself a career-year. If you're selling high, make sure the guy you're getting back is a top-25 asset. Today, 3:19 pm
  • Evan Turner is not on the injury report
    Evan Turner is not on the injury report prior to Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He left Friday's game vs. the Wizards with an apparent eye injury, but it was considered very minor and he shouldn't have any limitations tonight. Today, 2:47 pm
  • Greg Monroe double-doubles in loss to CHA
    Greg Monroe bounced back from Friday's disappointing nine-point performance on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go with 10 boards, three assists, two steals and two turnovers through 30 minutes.

    Advice: Moose is currently producing at a top-35 pace in standard 9-cat leagues (top-45 in 8-cat formats) behind averages of 15.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 block per game on 49.8 percent shooting from the field and 72.1 percent from the stripe. There's no one to question him for playing time, so he'll be an early-round guy the rest of the way. Today, 2:36 pm
  • Donald Sloan (illness) active Sunday vs. DET
    Donald Sloan (illness) will be available to play Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Sloan spent Saturday's game on the sidelines with an illness, but he has since recovered. He's not a part of the rotation, so there are no guarantees he leave the bench tonight. Today, 2:03 pm
  • Derrick Favors (personal) returns to practice
    Derrick Favors (personal) was back with the Jazz during Sunday's practice, and he will likely return to the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Favors received an excused absence from Saturday's game, and there's no reason to believe he won't be on the floor on Monday, as the Jazz look to hand the Dubs their first loss of the season. Favor's return will do no favors for the fantasy value of Trevor Booker. Today, 11:56 am
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will play on Sunday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will be available to play Sunday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Bjelica will return from a four-game absence on Sunday, although he's likely going to be eased back into the rotation. Owners in most leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Bjelica as he was in a pretty bad slump before going down with the injury. Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad's fantasy values will take a hit with the return of Bjelica, and Gorgui Dieng could also lose some minutes. Today, 11:34 am
  • Wes Johnson headed to the bench on Sunday
    Wes Johnson will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Wolves.

    Advice: Johnson was not producing at all in the starting unit, so Luc Mbah a Moute will get the call today, earning his first opportunity with the starting five in Los Angeles. With averages of just 5.1 points and 1.8 rebounds on the season, Johnson isn't worth owning in almost any league. Today, 11:05 am
  • Greivis Vasquez (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Vasquez wasn't able to practice on Saturday, but it would have been interesting to see what type of role he would've had on Sunday with Michael Carter-Williams moving to the bench in favor of Jerryd Bayless. Consider Vasquez as day-to-day. Today, 9:52 am
  • Motiejunas (back) hopes to practice next week
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) is hoping to be cleared to return to practice next week.

    Advice: He will be evaluated on Tuesday, so that is the earliest that we will be able to provide another update. The big man has been sidelined since April and will be behind Clint Capela and Terrence Jones in the rotation, so there's no reason to take a flier on him outside of the deepest leagues. Today, 9:39 am
  • Bjelica (knee) expected to play Sunday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Bjelica has missed the last four games due to a knee contusion, but he appears to be all set to return to the court on Sunday. He was in a slump prior to going to down with the injury, so it makes some sense to see if he turn things around before adding him in standard leagues. With Bjelica expected to be available, Adreian Payne could fall out of the rotation. Today, 9:01 am
  • Omri Casspi scores 11 in start on Saturday
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes in a start at small forward on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) was sidelined again, but George Karl went with Casspi instead of Willie Cauley-Stein because of the Warriors' tendency to play small. Casspi should flirt with 30 minutes per game until Cousins is able to return (he is day-to-day), so feel free to give him a look if he's available in your league. The Kings will take on the Mavericks on Monday. Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 15 points in win
    Klay Thompson scored 15 points with two assists, one steal and 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry and Thompson played just 26 minutes, so his owners will be pretty disappointed. He has scored 15 or less points in four out of his last five games, but it's possible that his back may not be 100 percent. The buy-low window is opening again, so float some offers to his owners if you think you get him for a reasonable price. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 21 points in win vs. NO
    Alec Burks made 9-of-14 from the field for a team-high 21 points during a 101-87 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding five rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: When he's on, he looks like one of the best sixth men in the NBA. Although, Burks has not been on over his previous three, making just 25 percent from the field in that stretch. This game got him back over 40 percent from the field (41.5) and he should be closer to 45-47 percent going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Burks also played 15 minutes at point guard tonight. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Trevor Booker puts up big double-double
    Trevor Booker was terrific in a start on Saturday against the Pelicans with 13 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Derrick Favors (personal) didn't play, so Cook Book got all he could eat. Favors isn't expected to be out long, so Booker's value figures to be low on Monday against the Warriors. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 36 with 11 rebounds
    Anthony Davis made 12-of-18 from the field and 12-of-15 from the line for 36 points during a 101-87 loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: Well, so much for him being hurt on Friday. The Pelicans will continue to treat Davis with kid gloves, so fantasy owners are going to have to endure plenty of headaches. Even with all the injury concerns, he should still be viewed as a first-round asset. Although, he might be a shutdown candidate with the Pelicans now 4-13. Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores seven points
    Wes Matthews scored seven points in 28 minutes during a 92-81 win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding one rebound, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It hasn't been pretty since Friday the 13th. In those eight games, Matthews made just 31.6 percent from the field for averages of 11.4 points, 2.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.1 treys. He has actually looked OK out there, so he can be viewed as a buy-low player to a degree. You should be giving up next to nothing to get him. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Chandler Parsons still slumping
    Chandler Parsons played 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday with four points, one rebound, two assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: He's certainly testing the patience of his fantasy owners. Parsons has seen his minutes trend up, but he's scored double figures in just one of his last five while not doing much. He's a stash player right now, but he could be a stud once he gets it going. If you're doing well in the standings, it makes sense to trade for Parsons now. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll in a shooting slump
    DeMarre Carroll made 1-of-8 from the field for four points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's now down to just 38.3 percent from the field after this one. Carroll just cannot make mid-range jumpers anywhere close to what he made last year and maybe adjusting to his teammates has caused the long adjustment period. He's still a buy-low player despite it taking longer than expected. Yesterday, 7:01 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi will start on Saturday vs. the Warriors with Willie Cauley-Stein moving to the bench.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) is out and head coach George Karl usually bases his lineups on the matchup, so it makes sense to go small against the Warriors. Casspi should see around 30 minutes tonight and is worth plugging into most lineups. Yesterday, 6:28 pm
  • Chandler Parsons, Deron Williams starting Sat
    Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams (illness) will start on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Parsons was rested on Wednesday vs. the Spurs, but he will see around 25 minutes vs. the Nuggets tonight. Williams is dealing with a minor illness, but his workload should be the same and his owners can keep him in their active lineups. Yesterday, 5:35 pm
  • Trevor Booker will start on Saturday vs. NOP
    Trevor Booker will start on Saturday vs. the Pelicans in place of Derrick Favors (personal).

    Advice: Booker is averaging just 3.3 points and 5.2 boards in 19.6 minutes per game this season, so he obviously doesn't have much upside. Considering he will be going up against Anthony Davis, it will be tough to rely on Booker outside of the deepest of leagues. Yesterday, 5:11 pm
  • Anthony Davis will play on Saturday night
    Anthony Davis (knee) will play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: It looked like he was going to miss time after he needed to be carried off the court on Friday, but apparently he was just being extremely careful. Davis' matchup isn't quite as bad tonight with Derrick Favors (personal) out, so he's not a terrible contrarian play in DFS. There is obviously a ton of risk, though. Yesterday, 4:38 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (illness) will play Saturday
    Wesley Matthews (illness) will play vs. the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did miss the morning shootaround, but Matthews said that he has played through worse. Matthews is starting to heat up and is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, so go ahead and make sure he is active. Keep in mind that he is also shooting just 36.5 percent from the field over that span as well. Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Derrick Favors (personal) out for Saturday
    Derrick Favors (personal) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He received an excused absence and hopefully everything is OK with Favors. While he's out, it'll likely be Trevor Booker is likely going to start despite his awful season -- Trey Lyles could wind up starting again, too. Expect to see more of Joe Ingles, but Booker is probably your best bet in DFS. Yesterday, 4:24 pm
  • Donald Sloan out on Saturday
    Donald Sloan (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Hopefully it's just a cold. Sloan is not in the rotation. Yesterday, 3:18 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) did not travel for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He'll miss his third game due to a back strain. With Cousins out, Kosta Koufos should start and Willie Cauley-Stein may also start, but doesn't have much value. Koufos, Marco Belinelli, Omri Casspi and Rudy Gay should benefit most. Yesterday, 3:04 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins officially doubtful vs. GSW
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) was feeling better on Friday night and has been listed as doubtful on Saturday.

    Advice: An earlier report from today had Boogie out of the lineup tonight. Multiple reports suggest he's very unlikely to play, but he does have a chance to get out there tonight. Fantasy owners should be treating Saturday night like he's not going to play. Omri Casspi, Marco Belinelli, Kosta Koufos and Rudy Gay should benefit. Yesterday, 2:12 pm
  • Anthony Davis (knee) probable vs. Utah
    Anthony Davis (knee) is probable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He had to be carried off the court on Friday, but his outlook was looking a lot better when he showed up on the bench without ice on his knee. Davis' injuries always tend to be overblown, so his fantasy owners have been uneasy numerous times this season. He gets a bad matchup tonight against Rudy Gobert, so he's not the strongest DFS play. You obviously need to start him in season-long leagues. Yesterday, 12:59 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: It'll be his third game out of the lineup due to his strained back. With Boogie out, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi have really stepped up with the extra shots to go around. Kosta Koufos is also coming off a double-double on Friday. All three players are going to be popular players in DFS, which is certainly justifiable. Boogie owners should consider him questionable for Monday against the Mavs. Yesterday, 11:53 am
  • Markieff Morris plays just 17 mins in blowout
    Markieff Morris played just 17 minutes during Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors, tallying 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with three boards, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: It's been an up-and-down season for Kieff, and while he's currently earning a career-high usage rate of 26.1, that just hasn't been translating to the stat sheet like it should. While tonight's dud can largely be attributed to the stellar defense of Draymond Green, Morris is still only putting up late-round value on the year behind averages of 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 40.5 percent shooting. Morris might not want to play in Phoenix, but it's tough to see him getting this much opportunity in another city. Yesterday, 12:58 am
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 21 points w/ three steals
    Eric Bledsoe had an efficient shooting performance against the Warriors on Friday, scoring 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go with seven assists, three steals, three 3-pointers and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The knee was not an issue at all for Bledsoe tonight, so owners can now lay any concerns about his surgically-repaired right knee to rest. Bledsoe is just 25 years old, and out of the six years he's been in the league, only two seasons have been cut short by injury, so we can probably get rid of the "injury-prone" label for Eric. He's a top-15 play in 9-cat leagues, and when turnovers aren't an issue (8-cat) his value jumps to No. 8 overall. Enjoy the ride. Yesterday, 12:40 am
  • Omri Casspi puts up nice effort in loss
    Omri Casspi scored 15 points against the Wolves on Friday with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He continues to log major minutes at power forward, which should continue until DeMarcus Cousins (back) is back. Casspi has 10th-round value on the season, but that value is somewhat inflated due to Boogie and Rudy Gay missing time this season. Yesterday, 12:06 am
  • Klay Thompson knocks down three treys in win
    Klay Thompson knocked down three more 3-pointers during the Dubs 135-116 win over the Suns on Friday, adding 15 points, two boards, one block and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Klay went 6-of-11 from the field in this one, and he would have had a much bigger game if the score weren’t so lopsided. Thompson's numbers are trending up, and he's put in averages of 17.7 points, 2.7 three-pointers, 2.8 assists, 0.7 blocks and just 1.2 turnovers over the past six games, and he should only get better as we get deeper into the season. Through the month of November Klay has performed at a sixth-round level, so the buy-low window remains open for a guy with early-round upside. Friday, 11:49 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 15 points
    Reggie Jackson scored 15 points against the Thunder during a 103-87 loss on Friday, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: No revenge game here. After the game, Kevin Durant said Andre Drummond is Detroit's best player -- that's true -- but he called Kentavious Caldwell-Pope the second-best player on the team. Shots fired. Jackson has played well and is holding mid-round value. Friday, 10:57 pm
  • Anthony Davis diagnosed with knee contusion
    Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion, and he is questionable to return to Friday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: This news can be seen as a positive given that Davis needed to be carried off the court, and the Pelicans medical staff is saying that he did not suffer any structural damage with the injury. He's probably not going to return to Friday's game with the Clippers currently blowing out the Pelicans, but he has returned to the New Orleans bench and is walking under his own power. For now, we're going to consider him on the doubtful side of questionable for Saturday's game against the Jazz. Friday, 9:36 pm
  • Anthony Davis (leg) carried to locker room
    Anthony Davis suffered a right leg injury and had to be carried to the locker room.

    Advice: Oh no. He had some contact with Chris Paul and it looked like a contact injury as CP3 got him from the side. Davis also had a right leg injury earlier in this game and the team will likely evaluate him further. He left the game with 17 points, six boards and three turnovers. He needs to be OK, but we would consider him doubtful to play against the Jazz on Saturday. Friday, 9:19 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 16 points vs. Wizards
    Avery Bradley scored 16 points against the Wizards on Friday with two rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He just keeps lighting it up from deep with multiple makes in five of his last six games. Plus, Bradley actually added multiple steals in five of his last six. He's putting up early-round value since he showed he was healthy, but he'll likely be in the 50-75 range going forward. Friday, 8:26 pm
  • Kemba Walker blocks two shots
    Kemba Walker blocked two shots during a 95-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 18 points with four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Where is all this defense coming from? In his last three games, he's blocked seven shots, adding averages of 24.3 points, 4.0 boards, 4.7, 1.7 steals and 1.7 treys on 53.6 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line. Walker is playing some of his best ball of his life right now and is on pace for a career year. Friday, 7:25 pm
  • Evan Turner leaves game with right eye injury
    Evan Turner left Friday's game against the Wizards with an apparent right eye injury, and did not return.

    Advice: Turner finished Friday's game with four points on 2-of-7 shooting to go with two boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 21 minutes of action. He was questionable to return, but with the Celtics blowing out the Wizards, there was no need for him to return to the court. The injury seemed relatively minor, but we'll be considering him questionable for Sunday's game against the Magic. Friday, 6:50 pm
  • Greg Monroe has a rough night vs. Magic
    Greg Monroe made 3-of-12 from the field for nine points with eight rebounds and one turnover in 19 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Ouch. Monroe has really seen his numbers come down recently and the Bucks being blown out in four of their last five isn't helping. In that span, Monroe averaged just 13.6 points, 10.0 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals on 42.4 percent from the field and 63.2 percent from the line. His minutes are obviously safe and this is probably going to be one of his worst five-game runs all year, so buying low works here. Friday, 6:37 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) out Friday vs. SAC
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: It'll be Bjelica's fourth straight game on the sidelines, and he remains without a clear timetable to return. Gorgui Dieng has seen his minutes go up recently, and it'll be interesting to see if that trend continues once Bjelica is healthy. Adreian Payne will also pick up some extra minutes sans Bjelica, but he won't see enough floor time to make an impact in most leagues. Friday, 6:06 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his second consecutive game out of the lineup with his strained back. Cousins was upgraded to questionable tonight, but he could also miss Saturday's game at Golden State. With Boogie out, we'll see Kosta Koufos pick up most of the big minutes while the Kings go small a lot. Marco Belinelli, Darren Collison and Willie Cauley-Stein should get more run. Rudy Gay will be busy and play a lot of four, too. Friday, 5:09 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica likely out on Friday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) is not likely to play on Friday against the Kings.

    Advice: He will be a game-time call, but fantasy owners should plan on him sitting. Bjelica was really struggling before his injury, so he's justifiably been cut in several leagues. Expect to see a lot of small-ball tonight with Adreian Payne getting most of the PF minutes. Payne isn't a great play. Friday, 3:12 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He gets a tough matchup vs. the Warriors, but that's hardly a concern for his fantasy owners. So far this season, Bledsoe is racking up career-highs in scoring (22.9), FG percentage (46.8), 3-pointers (1.8), rebounds (4.1) and steals (1.9). Friday, 3:08 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is now questionable
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) was upgraded to questionable to play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings had him as doubtful in their previous injury report before this one, but he has a chance to play now. If he can go, that makes basically every wing and frontcourt player have a lower upside. There probably won't be an update until later tonight, so fantasy owners will want to exercise some caution. Friday, 3:01 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) is probable starter
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) is doing well and is the probable starter for Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He did not look right on Wednesday and the Suns will have him tonight for their biggest home game of the season. Bledsoe is a terrific on-ball defender, but we'll see how he handles the passing of the Warriors. He should have a nice stat line tonight as long as he can stay healthy. Friday, 2:10 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica is a game-time call
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) is a game-time decision to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He was able to go through at least some of practice today. The Wolves haven't been able to get much out of the power forward spot in the past two weeks with Bjelica struggling before his injury and Adreian Payne in a slump, too. Tayshaun Prince has played a lot of stretch four and Shabazz Muhammad has stepped up a tad. Fantasy owners should probably steer clear of this situation. Friday, 12:05 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) hopeful to play Friday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) is feeling better and is hopeful to play on Friday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He's missed the past three games due to a knee contusion, and it should be noted that he was in a major slump prior to going down. Bjelica does have talent and upside, but feel free to monitor him from the waiver wire until he turns things around. Friday, 9:09 am
  • Omri Casspi headed for more minutes?
    Following the Kings 129-118 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, George Karl hinted that Omri Casspi could be getting more consistent minutes in the Kings rotation.

    Advice: "I think I need to keep Omri in with Rudy [Gay] as much as possible," said Karl. "It seems that combination really complements with size there and also the ability to find a mismatch situation that is beneficial to us." Casspi's minutes tend to trend up when DeMarcus Cousins (back) is sidelined, but if Karl wants to continue giving Casspi and Gay minutes together, Willie Cauley-Stein's playing time could suffer. It'll be interesting to see how Karl's rotations shake out once DMC is back on the court, but Omri is worth a speculative add in deep leagues after scoring 19 points during Wednesday's win. Thursday, 2:19 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 22 points in win
    Derrick Favors scored 22 points against the Clippers during a 102-92 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: While he didn't have his best defensive game with one-on-one defense, Favors lit it up with his shooting line of 10-of-15 from the field. He has seen exceptional growth as a shooter and isn't just a guy who can score from within three feet anymore. He has second-round value on the season and most signs point to him maintaining that value. Wednesday, 11:49 pm
  • Wes Johnson, Stephenson, Pierce all scoreless
    Wes Johnson was invisible despite starting on Wednesday, finishing scoreless with one rebound, three turnovers and zero assists, steals or blocks.

    Advice: Any positivity from Johnson's prior start was erased tonight and Doc Rivers is still searching for answers. The Clippers three options at small forward -- Johnson, Lance Stephenson and Paul Pierce -- combined for zero points on 0-of-5 shooting. Unless one of them demands the lion's share of minutes, all three are persona non grata in fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 11:35 pm
  • Alec Burks scores eight, gets 12 mins at PG
    Alec Burks scored eight points on 3-of-13 from the field with six rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: While this wasn't a good game at all, he played 12 minutes at point guard tonight with Trey Burke (back) not being able to play in the second half. Burks probably won't be getting into the starting lineup any time soon, but he should be able to clear 30 minutes with added responsibility. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Anthony Davis feasts in Phoenix with 26 & 17
    Anthony Davis made 11-of-14 from the field for 26 points against the Suns during a 120-114 win on Wednesday, adding 17 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Now this is the guy fantasy owners took first in drafts. Since his return from a hip injury, Davis averaged 26.0 points, 18.0 boards, 1.3 steals, 2.7 blocks and 0.3 treys on 52.5 percent from the field and 78.9 percent from the line in those three games. He is dominating around the rim on both ends and he just needs to stay healthy. Wednesday, 11:23 pm
  • Wayne Ellington back from migraine Wednesday
    Wayne Ellington (migraine) played seven minutes during Wednesday's road loss, making a free throw to finish with one point, one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: The migraine kept Ellington from playing on Sunday but it's no longer an issue. What is an issue, at least for fantasy owners, is the fact that he's averaging 3.5 points on 32.7 percent shooting this season. Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Jon Leuer shines as primary center
    Jon Leuer was outstanding against the Pelicans on Wednesday with 20 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He certainly didn't handle the defensive side of things with Anthony Davis going off, but Leuer is in a nice groove on offense. He's basically splitting the backup center job with Alex Len depending on the matchup. With Tyson Chandler (illness) likely back for the Warriors on Friday, Leuer is more of an 18-team stash. Wednesday, 10:48 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 18, tweaks knee late
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday against the Pelicans with 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He only made 5-of-16 from the field and turned the ball over four times. Bledsoe also suffered what appeared to be an aggravation of his left knee injury, so we're going to throw him on the injury report until further notice. The Suns have a big game at home against the Warriors on Friday, so he'll want to be out there for that one. Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores just eight points
    Markieff Morris scored eight points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with eight rebounds, three assists and one block.

    Advice: He only attempted 4-of-11 from the field. Morris had his best outing of the season while Eric Bledsoe was out in his last game, so perhaps that caused the sudden rise after basically a season-long slump. Still, he is worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Omri Casspi has a terrific game
    Omri Casspi scored 19 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gets a ton of run at both forward spots and he benefited from DeMarcus Cousins (back) not playing tonight. Casspi put up mid-round value the last time Boogie had to miss games, so he's worth a look at any depth for owners seeking short-term value. Cousins won't be out long, though. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Greg Monroe scores 11, blocks four
    Greg Monroe scored 11 points during a 129-118 loss to the Kings on Wednesday with seven rebounds three assists and four blocks in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He was in a little bit of foul trouble, but credit to the Kings big men for keeping Monroe in check. He's seen his numbers dip since Michael Carter-Williams returned from an ankle injury, which isn't a surprise since his usage rate is down and the team isn't getting enough entry passes to him in the paint. He's still likely to be an early-round player this season. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Reggie Jackson recovers w/ 18 points, four 3s
    Reggie Jackson bounced back from Monday's dud to finish a win vs. the Heat with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: The win snapped a two-game skid for the Pistons, whose 8-7 record has them fourth in the Central division. Stan Van Gundy admitted on Tuesday that he's "really disappointed and worried about where [the Pistons] are right now," so this has to feel good heading into the holiday. Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Avery Bradley cools off vs. Sixers, scores 10
    Avery Bradley cooled off on Wednesday with 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with one rebound, one assist, two steals and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley had been on fire since returning from a calf injury in mid-November, averaging 22.7 points over his past six games. He didn't attempt any free throws tonight and the fact that he cooled off against the Sixers is surprising, but it won't affect him moving forward. He'll return to action vs. Bradley Beal and the Wizards on Friday. Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Evan Turner starts 2nd half over Jae Crowder
    Evan Turner started the second half of Wednesday's game in place of Jae Crowder and finished with 16 points, nine boards, three assists and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Turner takes some offensive pressure off Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley, which was desirable after the Celtics' awful 40-point first half. Turner is a more appealing fantasy option when starting but this isn't likely to become a trend, so he remains a borderline option in 12-team leagues. Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • Wes Johnson starting again on Wednesday
    Wes Johnson will start on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Coach Doc Rivers wouldn't commit to it, but it makes the most sense. Expect Wes to not take many shots while playing minutes in the mid 20s. He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. Pelicans
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been dealing with some left knee soreness and should be ready to roll. It's worth mentioning his right knee is the "bad" knee in his career with the multiple meniscus tears. Get Bledsoe in your lineups and this may help Brandon Knight, who is better off the ball. Wednesday, 5:17 pm
  • Chandler Parsons rested Wednesday vs. Spurs
    Chandler Parsons will be rested during Wednesday's road game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set and the Mavs' training staff still isn't comfortable with him playing on consecutive nights. His minute-limit has crept into the mid-20s recently, but Parsons' occasional DNPs continue to drag down his value. The Mavs' next back-to-back set comes Dec. 6 and 7. Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will not play
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be his third game out due to knee soreness from his contusion. After the former EuroLeague MVP was playing well earlier this month, his injury has justifiably sent him to the waiver wire. Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad gain some value here. Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Boogie Down: DeMarcus Cousins out vs. Bucks
    DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's dealing with a back injury, which kept him out of overtime on Monday. With Cousins out, the Kings will be using a lot of Rudy Gay and Omri Casspi at the four while Kosta Koufos should handle the minutes at the five for the most part. With Boogie being the No. 1 big man in usage rate, there will be a lot of shots to go around, making Marco Belinelli also an option. Gay should have a chance for a big game, too. Wednesday, 2:59 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) very unlikely for Wed
    DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) is still being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Bucks, and it's "very unlikely" that he will play tonight according to Kings insider James Ham.

    Advice: Owners can go ahead and put Cousins on their bench as it sounds like he's bound to watch from the sidelines tonight. Kosta Koufos will have the opportunity to enter the starting five sans Cousins, while Rudy Gay and Rajon Rondo will have their hands full on offense. Marco Belinelli will also likely see some increased opportunity with Cousins on the sidelines, and he'd be someone to consider as a punt play in daily leagues. Wednesday, 2:26 pm
  • Carroll looking forward to matchup with LBJ
    DeMarre Carroll said he is looking forward to guarding LeBron James during Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: "It's a great opportunity for me, great opportunity for this team," Carroll said. "Just to play the Cleveland Cavaliers, the best team in the East right now so if you can't get ready for this game, you're not a real NBA player." When Carroll was with the Hawks, he defeated James' teams four out of six times, and he'll look to make things difficult for James tonight. Carroll will likely spend most the evening guarding James, so offense will be an afterthought for The Junkyard Dog, making him a slightly less attractive play in daily leagues. Wednesday, 11:07 am
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) headed for a GTD on Weds
    Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is likely headed for a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Bledsoe said that he's no longer feeling any pain in his left knee, but he wants to make sure that there's no discomfort, and he will continue to undergo treatment throughout the day. Bledsoe will test his knee during pregame warmups, so we likely won't have official confirmation on his status until just prior to the tip. Bledsoe likely has his eyes fixated on Friday's matchup with the undefeated Warriors, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him play it safe and sit out Wednesday's game against the 3-11 Pelicans. Brandon Knight will be the primary beneficiary of a Bledsoe absence. Wednesday, 10:56 am
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Eric Bledsoe's left knee has improved, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Bledsoe sat out Monday's loss to the Spurs with a sore left knee, and it remains unclear if he'll play tonight against the Pelicans. If he's unable to give it a go, Brandon Knight would see a spike to his usage rate with guys like T.J. Warren and P.J. Tucker seeing some increased opportunity for minutes. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:15 am
  • Rivers won't commit to Johnson as starter
    Despite the fact that the Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak with Wes Johnson as the starting small forward, Doc Rivers would not commit to keeping him in the starting five long-term.

    Advice: "That lineup is a lineup that I'm going to keep moving, depending on guys," Rivers said. "I like Wes the most because of his size and his ability to shoot, but there's nights where you play a great offensive player at that spot and we may go with a defensive guy. We're going to just keep moving it around." Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce and Johnson are going to continue subbing in-and-out of the starting five for the foreseeable future, making it tough to own any of these guys in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Nemanja Bjelica (left knee contusion) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Bjelica was limited during Tuesday's practice, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him spend another game on the sidelines. If he's out, Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad will split his minutes, but neither guy makes for a great play in most leagues. Wednesday, 7:37 am
  • Klay Thompson shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Klay Thompson struggled against the Lakers on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

    Advice: He also added three boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, but it was a little disappointing to see him take a step back after he recently strung together a few good games. Thompson's buy-low window probably opened up a little more after tonight's dud, so feel free to test the patience of his owners in your league. Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 11 points in start Tues
    Wes Johnson scored 11 points in a start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets, adding two boards, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He probably would have seen a few extra minutes if he didn't get into foul trouble, but it was an encouraging game for Johnson and it's possible that he could stick in the starting lineup. Paul Pierce hasn't been playing well and Lance Stephenson is still Lance Stephenson, so feel free to take a flier on Johnson if you're in a deep league. Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Avery Bradley drops 25 in loss to Hawks
    Avery Bradley hit 10-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for 25 points, two assists, three steals and a block against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bradley had 27 points and seven triples on Sunday, and is averaging 22.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over his last five games. He's become the only other reliable Celtic in addition to teammate Isaiah Thomas, who struggled in tonight's loss. Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Chandler Parsons quiet, but plays 25 minutes
    Chandler Parsons played a season-high 25 minutes on Tuesday, but hit just 3-of-9 shots and zero 3-pointers for six points, five rebounds and two assists in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The good news is that his minutes are finally up in the 25-minute range, meaning he is hopefully about ready to start playing better as he recovers from knee surgery. He's been pretty bad thus far, but now might be the time to target him in a buy-low deal. Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Wes Johnson will start, Paul Pierce to bench
    Wes Johnson will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with Paul Pierce moving to the bench.

    Advice: The Clippers haven't gotten a lot of production out of Pierce or Lance Stephenson, so it will be interesting to see if Johnson can build some momentum. Johnson's minutes will still be relatively low with the starters, so owners in deeper leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) doubtful Wed
    DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) is doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He sat out of Tuesday's optional practice and is dealing with a lower back strain as well as a sore thigh. Cousins is clearly ailing right now and the Kings will want to be cautious, so don't be surprised if takes the day off on Wednesday. Kosta Koufos will likely benefit the most, while Willie Cauley-Stein will be pressed into a larger role as well. Additionally, Rudy Gay and Rajon Rondo would be nice DFS targets. Tuesday, 5:13 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) doesn't practice Tues
    DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) sat out Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: The practice was optional, and Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinellli and head coach George Karl also were not present for the optional outing. Cousins is a little beat up, dealing with discomfort in his back and a sore thigh, so we're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. If he can't give it a go, Rudy Gay, Belinelli and Rondo will see some increased opportunity on offense. Check back for another update on DMC following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 12:37 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) limited at practice
    Namenja Bjelica (knee) was able to do some "light stuff" during Tuesday's practice, according to head coach Sam Mitchell.

    Advice: Bjelica has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a left knee contusion, but this is the first time he's been able to get through any portions of the Wolves practice. We'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks, and if he can't give it a go, it'll be Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad picking up some extra minutes. Check back for another update on Bjelica following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 11:44 am
  • Markieff Morris scores 28 points in loss
    Markieff Morris made 12-of-15 from the field for a season-high 28 points against the Spurs on Monday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: With Eric Bledsoe (knee) out, there were some shots to go around. Morris was one of the worst high-volume players on the season before tonight, but he was one of the best in a losing effort. Morris is coming off a 17-point game on Sunday and should be owned in all leagues after a disastrous start. He also took an elbow to the head, but he's OK. Monday, 10:26 pm
  • Greg Monroe gets revenge in win
    Greg Monroe dominated against his former team during a 109-95 win over the Pistons on Monday, scoring 20 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was 9-of-19 from the field and the team went to him early and often. This was Monroe's best game in over a week and just his third 20-10 of the season. He'll likely be a third-round guy this season. Monday, 10:22 pm
  • Alec Burks scores eight points in loss
    Alec Burks scored eight points on 2-of-9 shooting in Monday's blowout loss to the Thunder, adding three assists, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Jazz were completely outplayed by the Thunder tonight and the game was basically over by halftime, but Burks had his fair share of struggles as well. His efficiency has trailed off lately because he is shooting just 32.8 percent from the field over his last five games, but he should be able to break out of his slump soon. Burks is still playing the best basketball of his career and was returning mid-round value just a couple of weeks ago, so look for him to bounce back against the Clippers on Wednesday. Monday, 10:16 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 11 with seven boards
    Derrick Favors scored 11 points with seven boards, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 30 minutes in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Considering the game was basically over at halftime, Favors' owners should be thrilled that he still played 30 minutes and turned in a decent line. Rudy Gobert went down with a tailbone contusion, but he should be fine moving forward and both players will need to be on top of their game for Wednesday's contest against the Clippers. Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Kemba Walker catches fire, scores 39 points
    Kemba Walker was awesome during a 127-122 overtime win over the Kings on Monday, scoring a season-high 39 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 47 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He made 16-of-23 from the field and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Hornets pull off a 22-point comeback. Walker is absolutely cooking right now with season averages of 18.4 points, 3.8 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.6 treys on 46.4 percent from the field. He has second-round value on the season and is trending up right now. He won't be this good, but you have to be excited to own him. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 27 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi played 27 minutes off the bench on Monday with six points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a ton of stretch four tonight, which could continue if DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) needs to miss time, Casspi had his best run of the season while Boogie was out, so he's worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues. Boogie shouldn't be out for long, though. Monday, 8:30 pm
  • Casspi starts 2nd half, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi started the second half in place of Willie Cauley-Stein on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: Kings head coach George Karl keeps rookie WCS on a very short leash, so don't read too much into this. Casspi is a favorite of Karl's, but his value is held in check when Rudy Gay is active. Nov 23, 5:31 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will not play on Monday
    Eric Bledsoe (left knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He was expected to be a game-time decision, but his knee must have been giving him some problems in warmups. Bledsoe briefly left Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans with a leg injury, so it's unclear if the two issues are related. To be clear, Bledsoe returned to Sunday's game and appeared to be moving fine. Until we get a further update, Bledsoe should be considered day-to-day. Brandon Knight will be incredibly busy on Monday, while more opportunities should fall to guys like Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker. Nov 23, 4:33 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will be a game-time call
    Eric Bledsoe (sore left knee) will be a game-time decision for Monday's game vs. the Spurs. Nov 23, 4:28 pm
  • Klay Thompson, GSWs torch Nuggets from deep
    Klay Thompson knocked down four 3-pointers on Sunday, en route to 21 points, three rebounds, seven assists and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Mike Malone said prior to the game that the Nuggets' "inability to guard the 3-point line is a joke," and Golden State exploited the weakness by shooting 51.7 percent beyond the arc. Thompson's back is healthy and he's starting to heat up, a welcome turn of events after a sluggish start to the season. Nov 22, 7:48 pm
  • Chandler Parsons plays season-high 24 minutes
    Chandler Parsons logged a season-high 24 minutes during Sunday's loss in OKC, scoring 12 points with two triples, three rebounds and zero assists, steals, blocks or turnovers.

    Advice: His minute-limit is slowly creeping toward the mid-20s as the Mavs are wisely playing it safe with Parsons, who is owed $16 million next season. He's likely to miss one of the Mavs' games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, so plan accordingly. Nov 22, 6:49 pm
  • Wes Matthews hits four 3-pointers vs. OKC
    Wesley Matthews drained four 3-pointers to finish Sunday's road loss with 18 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal, and he walked off a hard fall in the fourth quarter.

    Advice: Matthews took a horrible shot just before the final buzzer but most of the night he had it going, a rarity since he came in shooting 33.0 percent on the season. Inconsistency is to be expected as he returns from Achilles surgery, and his owners should note that Dallas plays back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Nov 22, 6:47 pm
  • Markieff Morris' minutes increase vs Pelicans
    Markieff Morris made only 6-of-15 shots on Sunday but finished with 17 points, one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time was down over the past two games so this is a great sign for his frustrated owners -- Jeff Hornacek even left Morris on the court after an ill-advised technical foul in the fourth quarter. Hopefully he can keep this momentum going on Monday. Nov 22, 6:05 pm
  • Pelicans win behind Anthony Davis' 32 & 19
    Anthony Davis lit up the Suns for 32 points, 19 rebounds, one assist, two steals and four blocks in a narrow victory on Sunday, making 11-of-22 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs.

    Advice: After overcoming a few minor injuries, Davis is rolling along nicely in his past two games -- he even sank a clutch 3-pointer tonight to maintain the lead with under a minute left. He'll get a few days to rest before heading to Phoenix for a rematch, the first of three road games for New Orleans next week. Nov 22, 6:01 pm
  • Evan Turner plays well in 32 minutes Sunday
    Evan Turner finished Sunday's road loss with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes off the Celtics' bench.

    Advice: Turner's minutes should rise with Marcus Smart (leg) on the shelf for a few weeks, and he's worth a look as a low-end source of scoring, rebounds, assists and steals. His bench production will be even more important with Avery Bradley in the starting lineup -- other than Turner, Boston's reserves shot a combined 33.3 percent from the field. Nov 22, 5:43 pm
  • Avery Bradley w/ career-high seven 3-pointers
    Avery Bradley made a career-high seven 3-pointers as a starter on Sunday, scoring 27 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Brad Stevens plugged him back into the starting unit with Marcus Smart (leg) on the sidelines for at least two weeks, and Bradley didn't miss a beat. He and Isaiah Thomas each scored 27 points and they'll be leaned on heavily over the next few weeks. Make sure Bradley is locked into your lineups for Boston's upcoming four-game week. Nov 22, 5:42 pm
  • Parsons' minutes will continue to go up
    Chandler Parsons' minutes will continue to gradually go up.

    Advice: Parsons' minutes limit increased to 23 on Wednesday against the Celtics, so he should see a similar workload tonight. Head coach Rick Carlisle wouldn't lay out an exact plan, but hopefully Parsons will be able to play over 30 minutes in December. He isn't a must-start player yet, but that could change very soon and his owners just need to stay patient. Nov 22, 3:29 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores 21 pts w/ four steals
    DeMarre Carroll was extremely effective during Sunday's win over the Clippers, tallying 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting (3-of-3 from the stripe), five boards, two 3-pointers, four steals and just one turnover through 39 minutes of action.

    Advice: Carroll posted a sterling true shooting percentage of 71.1 in this one, and he didn't even miss a shot until the third quarter. DeMarre was recently quoted saying his foot is feeling "way better," after he was rested for three games in early-November, and the high minutes totals (36.2 minutes per game since his return) would indicate that the plantar fasciitis issue is now behind him. Unfortunately, the Raptors are headed for just a two-game week, so those in weekly formats may want to consider leaving The Junkyard Dog on their bench. Nov 22, 3:27 pm
  • Wayne Ellington (illness) questionable Sunday
    Wayne Ellington (illness) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: Ellington is dealing with a migraine, but the issue wasn't reported until a few minutes before tip-off. He is averaging just 13.8 minutes per game this season, so he probably won't upset too many fantasy owners. For what it's worth, Ellington wasn't on the bench when the game started. Nov 22, 3:06 pm
  • Evan Turner dealing with swelling in his knee
    Evan Turner said that he's been dealing with some swelling in his knee since the preseason, but he doesn't think it's a very big deal.

    Advice: Turner will play on Sunday, and he should see a nice minutes bump with Marcus Smart (leg) out for the next couple of weeks. Turner doesn’t seem very concerned about the knee, and neither are we. Nov 22, 2:01 pm
  • Avery Bradley will start Sunday vs. Brooklyn
    Avery Bradley will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nets, with Marcus Smart (leg) out.

    Advice: The Bradley off the bench experiment will have to be put on hold with Smart expected to be sidelined for at least the next couple weeks, and it'll be interesting to see how he responds to the first-unit as he's been going off as a reserve with averages of 18.5 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 three-pointers per game. He'll draw an extremely favorable matchup against the Nets today, so make sure you have him active. Nov 22, 1:42 pm
  • Greg Monroe has another sub-par game
    Greg Monroe made 4-of-10 from the field for 11 points against the Pacers during a 123-86 loss on Saturday, adding 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: He continues to put up worse numbers next to Michael Carter-Williams. The Bucks offense isn't giving him enough space to operate and it's led to more double teams for Monroe. He hasn't shot above 50 percent in any of the four games with MCW back and the Bucks being blown out a couple times has led to garbage time. Monroe should still flirt with early-round value. Nov 21, 6:26 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 32 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points off the bench on Saturday against the Magic, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a lot of power forward tonight in what turned out to be a lot of small ball in this game. Casspi will be getting plenty of minutes regardless of role for as long as Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Gay is only day-to-day, so give Casspi a look if you're looking for some short-term value in the 60-90 range. Nov 21, 5:04 pm
  • Omri Casspi isn't starting for Kings vs. ORL
    Coach George Karl said the Kings will start three guards next to Willie Cauley-Stein and DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Interesting. This could be the coach playing mind games, but if he's telling the truth that would mean Omri Casspi is coming off the bench. Ben McLemore and Rajon Rondo will almost certainly be two of the three guards while Marco Belinelli or Darren Collison will be the third guard -- probably Collison. Still, Casspi has some good value along with a hot B-Mac. Nov 21, 12:51 pm
  • Evan Turner (leg) good to go Sunday
    Evan Turner (right leg strain) is good to go for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This is the first we are hearing about a leg injury for Turner, but it doesn't sound serious and his status isn't in doubt. With Marcus Smart (leg) sidelined for at least two games, Turner's fantasy value should get a nice short-term bump. Nov 21, 10:11 am
  • Avery Bradley is OK with coming off bench
    Avery Bradley said that he is OK with coming off the bench behind Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart (knee).

    Advice: "Right now I feel it does fit me," Bradley said after scoring 21 points against the Nets on Friday. "Of course I want to start, but I have to do whatever is best for the team. It's just my role right now." Head coach Brad Stevens also seems to like the idea of Bradley off the bench, but it's important to note that his role isn't set in stone. Regardless of whether he starts or not, Bradley is averaging 18.5 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 treys over his last four games and belongs in all lineups while he is this hot. Nov 21, 6:32 am
  • Markieff Morris gets benched
    Markieff Morris played just 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He didn't play in the fourth quarter as the Suns wanted to get a shooter out there to pull off a comeback. Morris has really struggled on the season and isn't even putting up top 200 value. He still has some upside, but it's really tough to hold him right now in shallower leagues. Nov 21, 12:03 am
  • Wesley Matthews hits 3-of-12 shots in win
    Wesley Matthews couldn't get anything to drop during Friday's win over the Jazz, scoring just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting to go with one assist, one rebound and one block over 32 minutes.

    Advice: Matthews is currently in one of the worst shooting slumps of his career, connecting on just 32.3 percent of his shot attempts through the month of November. It is encouraging to see the veteran earning playing time in the 30s coming off an Achilles injury, but the fact that he's currently only knocking down a mere 25 percent of his wide open looks is a bit concerning. Achilles injuries can be career altering. Nov 20, 11:48 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 15 points with five boards
    Alec Burks put up 15 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with five boards, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover during Friday's loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: Burks also shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, making this your prototypical Burks-line. He's currently hitting career-highs in points (15.9), three-pointers (1.2) and steals (1.0) to go with a career-high usage rate of 25.6. His minutes have been trending up during the month of November, and he looks ready for a full bounce-back year after spending a majority of the 2014-15 season on the sidelines. Nov 20, 11:29 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 18 pts w/ seven boards
    Derrick Favors scored 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting during Friday's loss to the Mavs, adding seven rebounds, two assists and three turnovers through 36 minutes.

    Advice: Favors is currently hitting career-highs in rebounds (9.3) and steals (2.1) to go with solid averages of 16.0 points and 1.5 blocks on 52.9 percent shooting from the field. That translates to second-round value in standard 9-cat leagues, and third-round value in 8-cat formats, and with absolutely no one behind him to challenge him for playing time there's no reason to believe he can't keep this up. Nov 20, 11:18 pm
  • Anthony Davis returns with 20 and 18
    Anthony Davis returned from a two-game absence on Friday during a 104-90 win over the Spurs, scoring 20 points with 18 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He did have a mild scare today with a small shoulder tweak, but he was fine. The Pelicans finally got a win and now move to 2-11 on the season. Davis' shoulder bothered him before he missed time, so hopefully he can put it behind him. As long as he's healthy, he should be a high-end fantasy asset. Nov 20, 10:04 pm
  • Reggie Jackson doesn't turn ball over
    Reggie Jackson did not turn the ball over against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first time he's turned the ball over less than two times. Jackson also shot the ball well and made over 47 percent from the field for the first time since Nov. 8. He has a huge upside, so keeping his turnovers down and shooting the ball better will be key for him to be a stud. Nov 20, 9:21 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 21 points off bench
    Avery Bradley was on hot during a win over the Nets on Friday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 21 points with three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He is cooking since his return from a calf injury, averaging 18.5 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 treys on 55.4 percent from the field in his last four. He's not going to be this good, but clearly all his work to extend his range this offseason is translating. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Nov 20, 7:41 pm
  • Kemba Walker getting hot again
    Kemba Walker made 7-of-12 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He was cooking early, making 5-of-5 from the field to start the game. Interestingly, Walker tends to shoot the ball worse in wins, but going up against the 76ers helps here. He is on a heater in his last three with multiple treys and at least 55 percent from the field in each game. Kemba has top-30 value on standard leagues so far and could stay in that neighborhood. Clearly the extra offensive weapons are helping. Nov 20, 7:06 pm
  • Avery Bradley staying in reserve role vs Nets
    Avery Bradley will come off the Celtics' bench again on Friday.

    Advice: Brad Stevens won't commit to his starting lineup long-term, but for now he's content with Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart manning the backcourt. Bradley has played well with the second unit, providing a scoring spark while playing typically tight defense, and he's a safe play in typical leagues. Nov 20, 2:52 pm
  • Anthony Davis (shoulder) will play Friday
    Anthony Davis (shoulder) will play on Friday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He made it through shootaround unscathed, and while coach Alvin Gentry said that he will be a game-time decison, Davis confirmed that he will play. His injury never looked serious, so he shouldn't have any restrictions. Ryan Anderson's value just took a hit, but he is still worth starting in all leagues. Get Davis in your lineup. Nov 20, 9:10 am
  • Motiejunas (back) will be evaluated on Dec. 1
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) will be re-evaluated on Dec. 1 in the hopes that he will finally be cleared to work out with the team.

    Advice: The big man has been sidelined since April, but his original 2-3 month timetable was way off and it's not a guarantee that he will be cleared to practice in December. Feel free to stash him if you are in a really deep league, but your expectations should be pretty low with Terrence Jones playing well in the starting lineup. Keep in mind that Motiejunas will be eased back into the rotation as well once he is cleared. Nov 20, 6:10 am
  • Klay Thompson scores season-high 25
    Klay Thompson scored a season-high 25 points against the Clippers on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He actually played some great defense on Blake Griffin in the post tonight, so that's all the evidence you need to know how healthy his back is -- assuming he is healthy following this game. Thompson was uber aggressive today and his 12 attempts from the line tonight almost doubled his 14 attempts from his previous 11 games. If you bought low in the past week, you're looking pretty smart with Klay trending up. Nov 19, 11:31 pm
  • Greg Monroe stay cold in a loss
    Greg Monroe scored 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Before tonight, Monroe's usage rate was down 3.2 percentage points when he's with Michael Carter-Williams. After a torrid run last week, he's taken a step back in his last three, averaging 12.3 points, 10.0 boards, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals on 43.2 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from the line. His owners should be hoping MCW plays less. Nov 19, 8:55 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 16 points
    Omri Casspi scored 16 points in the starting lineup on Thursday with six rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He was 7-of-11 from the field and missed all four shots from the line. Casspi started at the three because DeMarcus Cousins was suspended, but he would likely stick in the starting lineup if Rudy Gay (shoulder) needs to miss time. He's a very solid speculative add in standard leagues while we await the word of Gay's prognosis. Nov 19, 7:17 pm
  • Anthony Davis (shoulder) questionable Friday
    Anthony Davis (left shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: Davis will likely be a game-time decision on Friday, and if he can't give it a go, Ryan Anderson will be forced into heavy minutes (he played 44 minutes on Wednesday) as the Pelicans starting power forward with zero depth behind him. Stay tuned. Nov 19, 1:21 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) will play on Thursday
    Klay Thompson (back) will play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Thompson was limited during Wednesday's practice, but he was never really expected to miss Thursday's matchup against the Dubs California rivals. He should get a healthy heaping of minutes tonight with Shaun Livingston (hip) out, so go ahead and get him active. Nov 19, 11:45 am
  • Markieff Morris (knee) struggles in return
    Markieff Morris (knee) posted six points on 3-of-9 shooting on Wednesday, playing 29 minutes in his first action after a two-game absence.

    Advice: Markieff came in with abysmal career averages vs. the Bulls -- 8.0 points on 27.3 percent shooting -- and he's been lousy all season, so this comes as no surprise. He added five rebounds, one assist, three steals and three turnovers tonight, and at least he didn't aggravate his knee. He'll have a chance to get going vs. the Nuggets' defense on Friday. Nov 18, 10:16 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 18 points in win
    Derrick Favors scored 18 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday during a 93-89 win

    Advice: He made 7-of-9 from the field to raise his field goal percentage to 52.9 percent. Favors has 47.8 percent of his shots come at the rim and he's knocking down a tidy 67.7 percent of those. In other words, this outstanding start of putting up top-15 value looks like it's for real. If you're looking to sell high, you'll want to get a top-25 player back in return. Nov 18, 9:39 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 13, gets 12 minutes at PG
    Alec Burks scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played 12 minutes at point guard tonight as the Jazz used some extra size against the Raptors. Burks has been outstanding in his last five, averaging 18.0 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 treys in 29.0 minutes per game. That's good for fifth-round value in that span, so he should be owned in all leagues. Nov 18, 9:31 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores just seven
    DeMarre Carroll made 2-of-8 from the field for seven points during a 93-89 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Even though the shooting line isn't pretty, he was able to contribute some defense and treys. Carroll continues to struggle with his shot, but there's been no indication of him still dealing with his foot injury. He's still a buy-low guy. Nov 18, 9:11 pm
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