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  • Nikola Pekovic back on court and running
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) said he felt good to be back on the court and running.

    Advice: Pek is still a couple weeks away from returning, but it's good to hear that he's getting back into ramping up his activity. While he may beat his targeted January timetable, Pek won't see enough playing time to be relevant in standard fantasy leauges upon his return. Today, 9:18 am
  • Tyreke Evans set to play vs Grizzlies on Tues
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said he'll be ready to play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Evans posted on Instagram saying that he isn't 100 percent, but will be ready to play Tuesday night. Fantasy owners should temper their expectations for Tuesday as Evans will likely be on a minutes limit, but he should be owned in all fantasy leagues. Today, 9:02 am
  • Dionte Christmas signs in Israel
    Dionte Christmas has signed with Hapoel Holon of Israel, according to Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

    Advice: While Christmas was a successful player in college, he hasn't enjoyed that success in the NBA and will now head overseas to attempt to continue his career. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes. Today, 6:40 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 31 points in win
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 31 points during a 112-98 win over the Mavs on Monday, adding nine rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He attempted eight shots from deep, which just doesn't make sense. On the season, he's made a respectable 34.0 percent from deep to account for 22.3 percent of his shot total. Boogie has seen his 3-point percentage drop recently, making just 19.0 percent in his last four games. He's still feasting at the rim and has averages of 28.2 points and 11.0 boards. Hopefully, he can avoid back and Achilles injuries going forward. Today, 12:29 am
  • Rudy Gay scores 20 points on Monday
    Rudy Gay scored 20 points against the Mavs on Monday with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: It's the second game in a row in which he scored 20 points, but he only need 12 field goal attempts tonight compared to 20 on Saturday. Gay operated in the post a lot tonight and his move to being more of a combo forward has been a minor negative to this point. Gay still have a little buy-low appeal as a sixth-round player due to his averages dropping in every fantasy category except rebounds. Today, 12:22 am
  • Rajon Rondo makes 7-of-14 from line
    Rajon Rondo made 6-of-14 from the field and 7-of-14 from the line against the Mavs on Monday, scoring 21 points with three rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was a Hack-A-Rondo for the Mavs, which killed his fantasy value. He's made a woeful 42.1 percent from the line, which is close to his 35.4 percent from deep this year. Rondo only attempted four free throws in his previous eight games combined, so his fantasy owners will be hoping no other teams foul Rondo on purpose. Today, 12:15 am
  • Omri Casspi scores 10 points in 33 minutes
    Omri Casspi played 33 minutes against the Mavs on Monday with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Kings really like the Casspi, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins lineup in their frontcourt. Of their 77 three-man combinations with at least 35 minutes this season, none have a higher net rating than the Boogie, Gay and Omri combo. He'll probably be hit and miss, but Omri might be worth a flier in standard leagues even with the Kings getting healthy. Today, 12:12 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins returned to action on Monday November 30. Today, 12:10 am
  • Wes Matthews plays 36 minutes
    Wesley Matthews played 36 minutes against the Kings on Monday with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's apparently pretty healthy with that high minute total and coach Rick Carlisle even asked him to guard DeMarcus Cousins late in the fourth quarter. The Mavs have a back-to-back set and it's on the road, so Matthews' fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go. Although, he probably wants to play against his former team in Portland. Yesterday, 11:46 pm
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off the bench
    Ed Davis double-doubled off the bench with 13 points, 10 boards, one assist and one block in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: This was his his third double-double in his last five games. Davis' playing time has been a lot more consistent lately and he's arguably been the second best big in Portland over the last week apart from Mason Plumlee. He's averaging 11.0 points, 9.0 boards and 0.8 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game over his last five, so he's worth a look as a low-end big in deeper formats. Keep in mind that his value could take a hit if Meyers Leonard gets hot. Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 23 points in loss
    Derrick Favors scored 23 points against the Warriors during a 106-103 loss on Monday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals

    Advice: It's not easy to get a 20-10 against the Warriors, which is a testament to how phenomenal Favors has been this season. Favors has been a top-15 player in standard leagues per game and has become a terrific two-way big man. Yesterday, 11:09 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu shoots 3-of-15 from field
    Al-Farouq Aminu shot 3-of-15 from the field in Monday's loss to the Clippers, finishing with seven points, seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Aminu has now scored in single digits in three straight games, and it's definitely a little odd that he attempted 15 shots considering he is a shaky jump shooter. AFA is now only returning late-round value after a hot start to the season, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues. He should be able to bounce back against his former team (Mavs) on Tuesday. Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Joakim Noah flirts with a trip-dub
    Joakim Noah scored eight points with 11 rebounds, seven assists and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: He played wonderful defense, but didn't have any stats to show for it. Noah had three scoreless games in his last five, averaging 3.0 points, 8.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.2 steals on 34.8 percent from the field. His upside isn't high enough to be considered as a strong own in standard leagues or even in 14-team formats. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute draws another start
    Luc Mbah a Moute drew another start on Monday vs. the Blazers and scored four points with five boards and one assist in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He attempted just three shots on the night and his role is basically just to defend. He doesn't have much upside and it's not a lock that he will continue to start, so he's a very shaky option even in deep leagues. Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 23 points with 6 dimes
    Blake Griffin scored 23 points with eight boards, six assists, one block and one steal in Monday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Griffin shot 8-of-19 from the field and 7-of-10 from the charity stripe, so it was business as usual for the superstar forward. Chris Paul went down with a rib injury and his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers is up in the air, so Griffin may be asked to do more playmaking on offense if CP3 misses some action. Griffin is still comfortably returning first-round value in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge drops a 21-12
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points with 12 rebounds and one block in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: It's just his third game with more than 20 points this season. At the end of November last year, he had nine of those games to go with better rebounding numbers, too. Aldridge is trending up a little, but he might not be putting up top-40 value this season. He's not even a top-80 player to date, but should improve. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores 18 points, misses 22 FT
    DeAndre Jordan hit 12-of-34 free throws in Mondays win over the Blazers, finishing with 18 points, 24 boards, two blocks and one steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Even with the game no longer in doubt, the Blazers hacked him continuously in the fourth quarter and he wasn't able to capitalize. Jordan's owners are probably punting free throws anyways and he was an animal on the glass as usual with a season-high 24 boards, so they won't be too upset. In case you're wondering, Jordan tied Wilt Chamberlain for the most misses from the free throw line since the 1963-64 season. Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Danny Green scores nine points
    Danny Green made 3-of-10 from the field for nine points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: He just can't get out of his own way this season, but he is showing some signs of life in his last five. In that span, he averaged 9.4 points, 4.4 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.2 treys. The bad news? He's made just 34.7 percent from the field in that run. He's been a disaster in the paint after being pretty decent from there in his career. His struggles are one of the longest anomalies in the past few seasons. Stick with him. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 25 in big win
    Jeff Teague shined in a 106-100 victory over the Thunder on Monday with 25 points, three rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming off a six-point dud on Saturday against the Spurs. Besides that, Teague has been great with three 20-point games in his last four. He's a top-10 fantasy point guard. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Al Horford shines in win over OKC
    Al Horford scored 21 points against the Thunder on Monday with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Horford is now up to 1.2 treys per game on 36.9 percent from deep on the year. Horford has also been one of the best mid-range big men for the second year in a row, knocking down 43.8 percent from that range. Horford has second round value on the year as one of the best fantasy centers in the league. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 26 points in full line
    Paul Millsap filled it up on Monday against the Thunder with 26 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal, four blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Not many players fill the stat sheet up like the Sapper. He is a true eight-category player with season averages of 18.6 points, 9.6 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.9 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 treys on 47.7 percent from the field and 78.5 percent from the line. The 30-year-old stud has a good chance to keep first-round value all year. Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha logs 39 minutes
    Thabo Sefolosha played a season-high 39 minutes in the starting lineup against the Thunder on Monday with no points, eight boards, six assists, four steals and one turnover.

    Advice: He was on Kevin Durant duty for much of this game after having to guard Kawhi Leonard on Saturday. "We won this game because of Thabo," Al Horford said. Sefolosha may stick in the starting lineup or get moved to the bench. It shouldn't really matter because his minutes will be similar regardless of role. He is worth owning in standard leagues now that he's had his restriction lifted. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 25 with lots of stats
    Kevin Durant scored 25 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, four blocks and two 3-pointers against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: He made 9-of-18 from the field and all five from the line for an eight-category line. Durant has 10 blocks in his last three games to go with a little bit of everything. He's fantasy No. 2 player per game and is gaining ground on Stephen Curry. Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Serge Ibaka blocks four with 17 points
    Serge Ibaka blocked four shots against the Hawks on Monday with 17 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: It's his second game in a row with four blocks and third in his last four. Ibaka did see his blocks fall off before this recent outburst, but there was never any concern of it going away. He's played well in his last five, averaging 14.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.0 blocks, 0.4 steals and 0.2 treys on 56.1 percent from the field. After a mini slump, he'll be putting up early-round value in no time. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Patrick Beverley has a nice outing in loss
    Patrick Beverley scored 10 points with three rebounds, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: This is a typical Pat-Bev line with poor shooting, some defense and some treys. He has some decent low-end value in standard leagues and is worth a look in most eight- and nine-cat formats. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Darrell Arthur plays 21 minutes off bench
    Darrell Arthur came off the bench for Monday's game and scored four points with three boards and two steals in 21 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time could've been even worse, but the Nuggets were blown out of this one. In case it's not obvious, Arthur won't be a fantasy asset while the Nuggets are at full strength. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Derrick Favors to start, Booker back to bench
    Derrick Favors will start on Monday vs. the Warriors with Trevor Booker moving back to the bench.

    Advice: Favors (personal) did not play on Saturday vs. the Pelicans, but he did return to practice on Sunday. We still don't why he got an excused absence from the Jazz, but hopefully everything is OK. Go ahead and plug him back into your lineups. Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) will play Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will play on Monday against the Mavs.

    Advice: He was at shootaround and there has been no talk of him being limited tonight. The Kings have four games this week, so he should be in all lineups. Boogie should have success against Zaza Pacuhlia tonight. Expect Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi to take a hit here. Yesterday, 5:46 pm
  • Darrell Arthur will come off the bench
    Darrell Arthur will come off the bench for Monday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried is healthy again and will rejoin the first unit, so this was an expected move. If you picked up Arthur recently, it's time to move on. Yesterday, 4:56 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) probable for Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) is probable to play against the Mavs on Monday.

    Advice: That means he should be a go after going through shootaround on Monday morning. Cousins will be returning after a week off and he shouldn't be limited. With his return, Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspil will lose some value. Cousins' fantasy owners can start him tonight. Yesterday, 2:17 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic two weeks from practice?
    Nikola Pekovic is about two weeks from practice on a limited basis.

    Advice: That means he's likely at least a month away. Pekovic isn't feeling pain in his ankle, but the Wolves will likely be keeping him on a tight leash. The Wolves won't be playing him much once he's ready, so he's not a terrific add in almost any league. Yesterday, 1:24 pm
  • Tyreke Evans expected to play on Tuesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is expected to play on Tuesday "unless something bizarre happens," according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Technically he's listed as questionable for Tuesday. He's going to have a minutes limit and Gentry said Evans will have a similar plan to Jrue Holiday. He probably will only be around 20 minutes for the next two weeks and probably won't play in back-to-back sets. Evans will likely play minutes on the wing with how well Ish Smith played in the past two weeks. He should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 11:58 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins goes through shootaround
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) went through shootaround on Monday and remains questionable to play against the Mavs.

    Advice: Mavs coach Rick Carlisle is expecting Boogie to play tonight and going through shootaround bodes well for his chances. If he can return, that would mean less output for Kosta Koufos, Omri Casspi and Marco Bellineli. Cousins' fantasy owners can probably put him for weekly leagues with four games on the schedule this week. Yesterday, 11:21 am
  • Darrell Arthur working on his 3-point range
    Darrell Arthur has been working on his three-point range.

    Advice: Arthur connected on just 23.6 percent of his 110 3-point attempts last season, but he's 4-of-12 (33.3 percent) so far this season. "I've been working on it, just trying to stay consistent," Arthur said. "Just trying to find my way into the game. And lately, the shot has come to me." Arthur has played well when given the opportunity, averaging 12.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks on 56.1 percent in 30 minutes of action over four games as a starter. Yesterday, 10:04 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start again on Monday
    Thabo Sefolosha will again start on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: For the second straight game, Kent Bazemore come off the bench. Sefolosha (24:42) actually saw more time than Bazemore (19:49) in Saturday's blowout loss vs. San Antonio, and the Hawks clearly like what a healthy Sefolosha can provide defensively with the starting five. Yesterday, 8:34 am
  • Evans, Cole could make season debut Tuesday
    Tyreke Evans (right knee surgery) and Norris Cole (high left ankle sprain) could each debut on Tuesday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: "There’s a very good chance that both of those guys will be ready Tuesday," Gentry said. Although Evans will face a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap and Cole will likely be limited upon initially returning, the Pelicans getting healthier at point guard will impact Ish Smith's fantasy value. Smith has been impressive this season, averaging 11.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 30.5 minutes per game, but something has to give. It's Evans, not Cole, that Smith and those with him on the roster will have to worry about. Yesterday, 7:23 am
  • Patrick Beverley racks up five steals Sunday
    Patrick Beverley racked up five steals in 34 minutes during Sunday's overtime road win, adding seven points, three rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: He turned the ball over just once and Houston is 2-0 with Bev in the starting lineup. He's never been a good source of assists, but contributes enough 3-pointers and steals to be worth owning now that the starting PG job is his to lose. Sunday, 8:25 pm
  • 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. Sunday, 6:58 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute starts, plays 23 mins Sunday
    Luc Mbah a Moute started at SF vs. the Wolves and posted seven points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute hasn't cracked top-200 fantasy value since the 2010-11 season and he offers no upside as part of a timeshare with Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson and Wes Johnson. Deep league owners should give him a look while he's starting, but the vast majority should ignore him. Sunday, 4:24 pm
  • Blake Griffin posts 26/8/8 in win vs. Wolves
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points while adding eight rebounds, eight assists and two blocks during Sunday's home win vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He made 9-of-16 shots, including a 3-pointer, and went 7-of-9 at the free throw line. The Clips have now won two straight games, and three of their last four, bumping their record above .500 for the first time in nearly two weeks. Blake's fantasy owners have been reaping the benefits of his huge season, as he's currently holding first-round value in both 8-cat and 9-cat formats. Sunday, 4:23 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. Sunday, 11:56 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute will start on Sunday for LAC
    Luc Mbah a Moute will start in place of Wes Johnson for Sunday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The Clippers can't seem to get consistent production out of guys like Johnson, Paul Pierce and Lance Stephenson, so now it's Mbah a Moute's turn. The veteran is averaging less than five minutes per game this season and is more of a defensive specialist, so there's no need to add him in any format. Sunday, 11:00 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha returned to action on Saturday November 28. Sunday, 12:10 am
  • Rajon Rondo scores seven with seven dimes
    Rajon Rondo struggled on Saturday vs. the Warriors, finishing with seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with seven assists, four boards and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Rondo's streak of three straight double-doubles came to an end, but a matchup with the Warriors will likely do that. Rondo has been playing fantastic lately and was even returning second-round value over the last couple of weeks, so it's not a bad idea to think about selling high. Saturday, 11:06 pm
  • Rudy Gay needs 20 shots to score 20 points
    Rudy Gay scored 20 points on 7-of-20 shooting against the Warriors on Saturday with seven boards in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Gay was coming off a two-point performance against the Wolves on Friday in which he shot just 1-of-13 from the field, so he is clearly in a slump. Gay isn't on the injury report, but he doesn't have a lot of help right now and is probably being asked to do way too much. He should be much better when DeMarcus Cousins (back) is able to return, so his owners should just hang in there. Saturday, 10:57 pm
  • 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. Saturday, 10:52 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. Saturday, 9:17 pm
  • Darrell Arthur looks good in start
    Darrell Arthur started against the Mavs on Saturday with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: As nice as this line is, Arthur's minutes should be trending down with Kenneth Faried likely to be in the starting lineup on Monday. Arthur has arguably been the best big man on the roster this month, so he might still be a hold in 16-team leagues. Coach Mike Malone seems to like him. Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 13 points
    LaMarcus Aldridge made 6-of-15 from the field for 13 points against the Hawks on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and two blocks.

    Advice: At least the defense was there, but Aldridge is off to a rough start on the offensive end. His bread and butter has been his mid-range game, but he's made a woeful 34.2 percent from that range this season -- 55.3 percent of his shot total, too. He's kind of a buy-low player because the shots will fall soon. Saturday, 8:35 pm
  • Al Horford struggles in a loss
    Al Horford scored 10 points with four rebounds, three assists and no turnovers during a 108-88 loss to the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Hawks are just owned in San Antonio. They have never won at AT&T center and thankfully won't have to go back there again this season. Horford has first-round value this season. Saturday, 8:09 pm
  • Jeff Teague struggles vs. Spurs
    Jeff Teague scored six points with three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: Yuck. Teague had one of the best lines last night, but he didn't have it tonight. For this year and last year, Teague's shooting percentage is worse on the second night of a back-to-back than on any other night with 1-3 days of rest. He's fine, obviously. Saturday, 8:03 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores eight points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points against the Spurs during a start on Saturday with four rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Presumably, the Hawks put Thabo in the first unit to defend an offensive superstar at small forward. Sefolosha's value won't be too high considering he's not going to get many points, but he could have some sneaky late-round value. Most owners should shoot for a higher upside. Saturday, 7:53 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. Saturday, 6:28 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Sat
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He was listed as doubtful, so this isn't a surprise. Evans' next chance to play will be on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies, but keep in mind that he will have a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap upon his return. That being said, he has enough upside to warrant a pickup in all leagues if he is somehow still available. Saturday, 4:39 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 4:24 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start on Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha will start on Saturday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Sefolosha was rested on Friday vs. the Grizzlies, but he should see minutes in the 20s tonight and will probably be tasked with guarding Kawhi Leonard. Kent Bazemore will shift to the bench against the Spurs after he returned from his ankle injury on Friday, but it's possible that the Hawks are just being cautious with him since it's the second night of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha is more of a defensive specialist, so he is better suited for deeper leagues. Saturday, 4:10 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 2:12 pm
  • Tyreke will have a Jrue-like minutes cap
    Coach Alvin Gentry said Tyreke Evans (knee) will have a Jrue Holiday-like minutes cap upon his return.

    Advice: He is doubtful to return on Saturday. Evans will likely be hanging around 20 minutes per game for the first month and he won't play in back-to-back sets. That means those who stashed him will likely have to wait a month before he's really humming. His upside is still strong enough to stash in all leagues and hopefully he stays healthy. Saturday, 1:30 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) still doubtful vs. Utah
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: It's still a little puzzling to see the Pelicans say they were hoping Evans would play back on Wednesday, but it's not really a surprise since he was expected to be out for up to two more weeks. With Evans doubtful and Jrue Holiday (rest) likely out again, it'll be the Ish Smith show in a sub-par matchup. Evans should be stashed in all leagues. Saturday, 1:06 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. Saturday, 11:53 am
  • Rajon Rondo hands out 16 assists in loss
    Rajon Rondo handed out 16 assists during a 101-91 loss to the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds, 16 points and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He is dropping dimes like a clumsy toll-booth attendant these days and not having DeMarcus Cousins (back) around has given him more responsibilities on offense. He has second-round value in the past 10 games, which is almost hard to believe. Saturday, 12:17 am
  • Rudy Gay makes just 1-of-13 from field
    Rudy Gay made just 1-of-13 from the field for two points against the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: The Kings were lucky to lose by 10 with Rudy having his worst game of the season. This comes off his best game with a 36-point effort on Wednesday, so the law of averages had its say today. Expect him to be somewhere in the middle on Saturday against the Warriors. Saturday, 12:09 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. Saturday, 12:06 am
  • Jeff Teague goes off against the Grizzlies
    Jeff Teague was awesome during a 116-101 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, making 5-of-7 from the field and all six from the line for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: That's a 100.0 true shooting percentage and scoring 20 points with just one turnover and seven dimes is the most efficient line for point guards tonight. Teague's ankle injury is obviously behind him, but feel free to check back to make sure he's a go on a back-to-back set. Friday, 11:51 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 34 in win over DET
    Kevin Durant made 10-of-22 from the field and all 10 from the line for 34 points during a 103-87 win over the Pistons on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's going off. If not for Stephen Curry, we'd be talking a lot more about Kevin Durant. He has an outstanding 66.2 true shooting percentage to go with a 30.0 usage rate -- KD and Curry are both on pace to go 65-30 in those two categories for a season, which has never been done in NBA history (qualifiers). Durant is No. 2 for fantasy value on the year per-game. Friday, 11:32 pm
  • Serge Ibaka makes 7-of-8 from field
    Serge Ibaka made 7-of-8 from the field for 14 points against the Pistons on Friday with four rebounds and four blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: That's a tidy line right there and further proof that Ibaka is just better when Kevin Durant is on the floor. Ibaka has 10 blocks in his last three games and still has just fifth-round value on the year, so he is a decent buy-low player with KD looking like he's all world again. Friday, 11:14 pm
  • Pat Beverley gets 32 minutes in start
    Patrick Beverley played 32 minutes in his first start of the season on Friday, scoring five points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This is a typical Pat-Bev line, but his owners will definitely take it. If he's going to get minutes close to 30, he should have enough value in standard leagues. Of course, he's been injury prone, so he's not a must-grab player or anything. Friday, 10:41 pm
  • Danny Green hits three 3-pointers in win
    Danny Green sank three 3-pointers during Friday's win over the Nuggets, but added just nine points, four boards, one steal and two turnovers through 27 minutes.

    Advice: Green has now hit multiple 3-pointers in his previous three outings, but he hasn't brought much else to the stat sheet during that span with averages of just 11.0 points, 5.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. The talent is there, and the minutes have been consistent, so owners are going to just need to stay patient and hope that the defensive stats start coming. For what it's worth, Green has been at least a mid-round asset since the 2012-13 season, so it doesn't seem likely he'll be this bad for the entire year. Friday, 10:03 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge plays just 18 minutes
    LaMarcus Aldridge played just 18 minutes during Friday's win over the Nuggets, finishing the game with just eight points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with four boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Aldridge is currently putting up just late-middle round value on the year behind averages of 15.5 points, 9.7 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.9 blocks per game on 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 84.9 percent from the stripe. His usage rate (25.6) has taken a pretty big hit with the move to San Antonio, and this is basically who he is going to be playing in the Spurs' selfless system. Friday, 9:46 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Friday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Clippers, but Alvin Gentry said that there's a chance he suits up for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Pelicans are currently on a back-to-back set, so it's not shocking to see Evans sit out the first game. He's getting very close to a return, and needs to be owned in all leagues at this point. Eric Gordon, Dante Cunningham, Alonzo Gee and Ish Smith will continue to benefit with Evans on the sidelines. Friday, 6:10 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
  • Patrick Beverley will start vs. 76ers
    Patrick Beverley will start against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his first start of the season. The Rockets haven't got much out of their point guard spot all season, so Beverley should be getting minutes in the mid 20s. He's a solid pickup in 14-team leagues right now and is worth a look in stanard leagues, too. Friday, 4:39 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha out for Friday night
    Thabo Sefolosha (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: It's just rest on the front end of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha did have some tightness in his ankle following a back-to-back set last week, so the Hawks will play it safe. Kent Bazemore (ankle) is back and starting while Lamar Patterson should get some run, too. Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Rockets may alter starting lineup vs. Philly
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he may alter his starting lineup vs. the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The most likely move is shifting Patrick Beverley into the starting lineup ahead of Jason Terry. Ty Lawson played only three minutes on Wednesday and might not even be in the rotation, allowing Beverley and Terry to split the PG minutes between them. Friday, 3:31 pm
  • Nikola Pekovic has been running for weeks?
    Nikola Pekovic (ankle) has been doing some light running for weeks and did so on Friday.

    Advice: He's doing some basketball activity, but is still nowhere near close to a return. Pekovic might be out for a good chunk of the 2016 portion of the year and can remain on almost all waiver wires. Friday, 12:43 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) doubtful for Friday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He is still receiving treatment for his knee and he's still ahead of his timetable, which originally had him returning in December. If Evans is out, Ish Smith will look to build off his 20-point, 11-dime game from Wednesday while Dante Cunningham and Alonzo Gee will remain in the rotation at small forward. Evans should be owned in all leagues. Thursday, 8:17 pm
  • Teague, Korver, Sefolosha probable for Friday
    Jeff Teague (ankle), Kyle Korver (ankle rehab) and Thabo Sefolosha (ankle rehab) are also listed as probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: All these guys are healthy and they played their usual minutes on Wednesday. They've had a full day off to recover, and there's no reason to believe that any of these guys will spend Friday's game on the sidelines. Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • 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
  • Rajon Rondo more relaxed off the court
    Rajon Rondo said he's more relaxed off the court these days.

    Advice: The 29-year-old is in the midst of a career season and said he's become more relaxed off the court. "I’m more so into reading now," Rondo said. "Different religions, growing plants, I’m doing things of that nature. It’s kind of crazy. I never thought I’d be doing things like this, at this age. I always thought I’d get into gardening or something like that when I was 50." It's unclear if Rondo still dominates at Connect Four, but either way, his fantasy owners are being treated to a late-round steal so far this season as he's averaging 12.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 14.0 assists in his last 10 games. Thursday, 8:45 am
  • Kevin Durant weighs in on 'stache brothers
    Kevin Durant weighed in on the new facial hair of Enes Kanter and Steven Adams after Wednesday's win over the Nets.

    Advice: In a lighter bit of news for Thanksgiving, Kevin Durant invoked Sacha Baron Cohen's popular character in commenting on Enes Kanter's mustache. "Enes looks like Borat and Steven......They jerks for that," Durant said. While Durant's fantasy owners can rest easy now that he's healthy, they can also get a laugh by clicking on the link below for a picture of the 'Stache Brothers. Thursday, 7:54 am
  • 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
  • Blake Griffin scores 40 pts on 18-of-23 FGs
    Blake Griffin was brilliant on Wednesday, scoring 40 points on 18-of-23 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to defeat the visiting Jazz.

    Advice: Griffin sank 9-of-12 shots between 10-22 feet from the hoop tonight, and with his passing and ball-handling abilities it essentially made him unguardable. The Clippers lost anyway and they don't have much to be thankful for in terms of their on-court success -- after four straight wins to open the season, they've now lost eight of their past 11 games. Blake has the fifth-highest PER in the league at 27.3, trailing only LeBron, Durant, Westbrook and Curry, yet his team has a sub-.500 record. Wednesday, 11:48 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan gets three steals, four blocks
    DeAndre Jordan posted eight points, 11 rebounds, three steals and four blocks in 32 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was the most combined steals and blocks DJ has recorded in November, but it was all for naught -- Utah's impressive defense shut down everyone not named Blake or Chris, and they managed to out-rebound the Clippers on their home court. Fantasy owners will still be pleased, as Jordan is once again posting top-10 value when you overlook his FT shooting. Wednesday, 11:38 pm
  • Kevin Durant feasts early w/ 30 pts vs. Nets
    Kevin Durant torched the Nets for 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting on Wednesday, making five 3-pointers with six boards, five assists and three blocks.

    Advice: Rondae-Hollis Jefferson was tasked with defending the four-time scoring champ, and it didn't go too well. "I seen fresh meat and I was ready to eat. And I was hungry," Durant said. "He's a really, really active defender though, I really like him. Long, athletic. But I seen something in his eyes that I could exploit." Clearly, Durant didn't have any setbacks when returning from his hamstring injury on Monday. Wednesday, 10:02 pm
  • Patrick Beverley gets 19 minutes in return
    Patrick Beverley played 19 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring four points with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: It was hardly a good game, but this is a positive for Beverley because Ty Lawson is moving out of the rotation. After the holiday, Beverley should be considered as the favorite to start against the 76ers on Friday. Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) w/ 18 pts in return
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one block on Wednesday, making 8-of-17 shots in 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Aldridge had missed two games but he didn't skip a beat tonight, helping the Spurs earn their third straight win. LA has six double-doubles, and he's scored double-digit points in all but one game this season, but his 15.3 points per game are way down from the 23.4 he averaged with Portland last season. It's the new normal now that he's a selfless Spur. Wednesday, 9:19 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores season-high 36 points
    Rudy Gay scored a season-high 36 points during a 129-118 win against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and no turnovers.

    Advice: He started out red hot with 14 points in the first nine minutes and kept his foot on the gas pedal. Gay has made 13-of-21 from the field in each of his last two games and his arm injury has affected his performance positively like the kid from the Rookie of the Year baseball movie. Even when Boogie is back, Gay should be trending up. Wednesday, 9:16 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
  • Rajon Rondo flirts with a trip-double
    Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double against the Bucks on Wednesday with 10 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: He's leading the NBA in assists and he's had at least nine dimes in each of his last 10 games. Rondo also has pulled down 9.1 boards per game in his last 10, adding averages of 12.9 points and 14.0 dimes in that span. Rondo has put up early-round value this month and his owners are getting a hefty return on investment right now. Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Jeff Teague gets 22/5/5 with two steals
    Jeff Teague warmed up in Wednesday's road loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-17 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs, with five rebounds, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: Teague sank one 3-pointer and turned the ball over only twice in 34 minutes, looking like his old self after a few quiet games following his ankle injury. He'll wrap up the week with two tough road games in San Antonio (Friday) and Memphis (Saturday). Wednesday, 8:42 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha locks down Wiggins in 32 mins
    Making another start at SF on Wednesday, Thabo Sefolosha contributed 10 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds and one block in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: His defense kept Andrew Wiggins in check, as he scored only 15 points on 5-of-17 shooting, and it will be interesting to see how Mike Budenholzer uses Thabo once Kent Bazemore (ankle) returns to action. Tonight's solid game comes on the heels of a terrific game vs. the Celtics, and Sefolosha is worth deploying while logging 30+ minutes as a starter. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out for Wednesday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: We'll have to wait for this weekend to see how the Pelicans will use the former Rookie of the Year. Evans should be owned in all leagues right now while Ish Smith owners should hang in there to see how it plays out. He's been too good. Wednesday, 5:37 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) unlikely for Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is unlikely to play on Wednesday vs. the Suns, according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Evans remains a game-time decision, but Gentry said unless he feels great after his pregame routine, he's not going to play tonight. Evans is getting close however, so he needs to be stashed away in all leagues at this point, and once he's back up to speed he'll likely cut into the production of Eric Gordon and Ish Smith. The Pelicans have a back-to-back set coming up Friday vs. the Clippers and Saturday vs. the Jazz, so Evans could return for at least one of those games. Wednesday, 4:43 pm
  • Pat Beverley says he's 'definitely playing'
    Pat Beverley (ankle) said he's "definitely playing" against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll be coming off the bench, but we still don't know if he's going to start after tonight. We'll have another update shortly, but expect Beverley to get minutes in the teens to low 20s tonight. Jason Terry will lose some run and maybe Ty Lawson, too. Wednesday, 3:57 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will play vs. Mavs
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will play against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be his first game back from his Friday ankle sprain. Aldridge is expected to guard Dirk Nowitzki tonight as the two launch plenty of jumpers. David West will move back to the bench and Boris Diaw may play less. We'll see how this affects offensive superstar Kawhi Leonard, but it probably won't. Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) will be a game-time call
    Pat Beverley (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Beverley is a tough guy and if it's up to him, he's playing. He has a decent chance to start tonight and has some value in deeper leagues. Jason Terry would play less and possibly Ty Lawson. Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Kevin Durant working on quicker release
    Kevin Durant said he's working on a quicker release for his jumper.

    Advice: He's also one of the hardest players to block and has been blocked just twice outside of three feet this season -- he was blocked just four times on those shots last season, too. Durant is sneakily putting up a ridiculously efficient season with a 65.5 true shooting percentage and a 29.7 usage rate. He's almost a lock to be a top-three player in standard leagues and just needs to stay healthy. Wednesday, 12:40 pm
  • Diaw implies Aldridge (ankle) will play Wed
    Boris Diaw implied that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle, questionable) will play Wednesday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has spent the past two games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, and while the Spurs are still listing him with the questionable tag, Boris Diaw said that LaMarcus will most likely be guarding Dirk Nowitzki tonight. We're not likely going to have official confirmation on LMA's status until just before the tip, but things are trending in a positive direction for Aldridge. David West will return to the bench if LaMarcus is a go. Wednesday, 9:46 am
  • Pekovic participates in pick-and-roll drills
    Nikola Pekovic (right Achilles) was spotted going through some two-on-none pick-and-roll work with Ricky Rubio on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pekovic won't play on Wednesday, but this is the next step in his progression from the offseason Achilles surgery. However, with Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng on the roster, there's no reason to own Pek in any format. Wednesday, 9:30 am
  • Beverley (ankle) goes through shootaround
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) was a full participant during shootaround, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley seems on track to make his return on Wednesday, but he's going to come off the bench and his minutes will be monitored, making him an unattractive option in most leagues. Beverley could conceivably start for the Rockets at some point, but he's likely headed for a three-way timeshare with Jason Terry and Ty Lawson; meaning at best he could only be viewed as a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Wednesday, 9:14 am
  • Patrick Beverley's minutes will be monitored
    Interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he will monitor Patrick Beverley's (ankle) minutes upon his return.

    Advice: Beverley is questionable to play Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but if he does get on to the court following a five-game absence, he will continue to come off the bench and Bickerstaff will be cautious with his minutes. Bickerstaff said he likes the leadership that Jason Terry brings, which is why Terry will continue to start, and it's looking like this could turn into a three-way timeshare at the point guard slot in Houston between JET, Ty Lawson and Beverley; which isn't great from a fantasy standpoint. Wednesday, 7:43 am
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off bench
    Ed Davis hit 5-of-8 shots in 35 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He struggled on Sunday, but was back at it tonight. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and is someone you should trust for as long as Meyers Leonard is out with his shoulder injury. Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu struggles in loss to Bulls
    Al-Farouq Aminu hit just 1-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: AFA had scored in double figures in four straight games and double-doubled in two of them, but couldn't put it in the basket tonight. He should bounce back on Saturday against the lowly Lakers. Tuesday, 10:06 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores season-high 18 points
    DeAndre Jordan scored a season-high 18 points in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets with 11 boards, three assists, four blocks and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets sent him to the foul line 25 times tonight and Jordan was able to connect on 12 of them. He's going to have more nights like this in which he obliterates your free throw percentage, but the guy is an animal when it comes to boards, blocks and FG percentage. Jordan now gets to look forward to a matchup with Rudy Gobert and the Jazz on Wednesday. Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 15, hits 7-of-8
    Thabo Sefolosha drew another start in the absence of Kent Bazemore (ankle) on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-8 shots for a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in an easy win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's not really an offensive threat on most nights, but has played well on that end of the court in two straight. He'll continue to start and guard the opposition's best player for as long as Bazemore is out, but is only a real option in fantasy on nights when Baze isn't playing. Bazemore has missed four straight games, but should be back by the end of the week. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • Jeff Teague starts, nearly double-doubles
    Jeff Teague started on Tuesday and had 16 points, nine assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-19 shooting in 26 minutes in a win over the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague's ankle injury appears to be behind him and he should continue to roll as one of the league's more reliable point guards. Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 25 in easy win over BOS
    Paul Millsap hit 10-of-14 shots for 25 points, nine boards, three assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's easy win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's been bothered by a sore shoulder, but obviously looked fine tonight. He's having another big season and has become one of the most reliable power forwards in all of fantasy. Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Paul Millsap will start Tuesday vs. Boston
    Paul Millsap will start Tuesday's game against the Celtics, as expected.

    Advice: Millsap was spotted wearing kinesio tape on his right shoulder during Monday's practice, but he was never expected to sit out Tuesday's contest. He'll have a favorable matchup against the Celtics tonight, so make sure you have him active. Tuesday, 3:36 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) will start on Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will start against the Celtics on Tuesday, sending Dennis Schroder back to the bench.

    Advice: Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha, Paul Millsap and Al Horford will join Teague in the starting unit for tonight's contest. Teague should see his minutes increased tonight after making it through Saturday's game unscathed, so make sure you have him active. Schroder's value will take a hit as he returns to the bench. Tuesday, 3:27 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Wed
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has missed the Spurs previous two game with the ankle injury, and while it's been Davis West starting sans Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard has been the true beneficiary with his usage rate climbing to 28.8 with LaMarcus on the sidelines. We'll likely get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if LMA isn't able to give it a go, Kawhi would be worth a look in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Wizards. Tuesday, 11:24 am
  • Kevin Durant feels good after return Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) said he felt good after his return Monday night.

    Advice: Durant scored 27 points with six rebounds, one assist, four steal, one block, and three treys in his first game after a six-game absence and felt no worse for the wear. "Felt good, got a little winded playing up in Utah. Forgot about the altitude," Durant said. "But after that first couple minutes, felt good." More importantly, he was able to play 30 minutes and should be started in all fantasy lineups as long as he's healthy. Tuesday, 6:48 am
  • Danny Green scores 18 points
    Danny Green scored 18 points during a win over the Suns on Monday, adding six rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Here we go. In his last five, Green averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.2 steals and 2.2 treys on 40.8 percent from the field. The treys are coming around, but Green just hasn't been getting the defensive stats for some reason. Green still has just 15th-round value on the year, so his owners are still hot little potatoes right now. He should be trending up soon and is not at risk of losing his playing time. Keep him owned in all standard leagues. Monday, 10:58 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
  • Serge Ibaka struggles in win over Jazz
    Serge Ibaka struggled with foul trouble on Monday vs. the Jazz, finishing with 11 points, four boards, four blocks and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a decent line for Ibaka if you forget about his four turnovers. The Jazz are an incredible team on the defensive end with guys like Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors patrolling the paint, so Ibaka should have a much easier time against Thaddeus Young and the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:35 pm
  • Kevin Durant doesn't skip a beat, scores 27
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned from a six-game absence on Monday vs. the Jazz, scoring 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting with six boards, one assist, four steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He looked phenomenal tonight and confirmed before the game that his hamstring is 100 percent. Durant didn't have any playing time restrictions, but the Thunder had a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter which allowed them to rest their superstar. KD was the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis before his injury and he has picked up right where he left off, so his owners should be feeling pretty pumped right now. He'll get the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Rudy Gay returns with 28 points in loss
    Rudy Gay played 42 minutes during a 127-122 overtime loss to the Hornets on Monday, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was wearing a T-shirt under jersey, presumably to help protect his shoulder strain. Gay looked just fine tonight and was going to the rim a lot. While DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) possibly missing time could help Gay, he should be posting some big stat lines going forward and be an early-round asset. Monday, 8:43 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
  • Two Dollars: Rajon Rondo has 20 dimes
    Rajon Rondo handed out a season-high 20 assists during a loss to the Hornets on Monday, adding 14 points, eight rebounds, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: It's the most assists in an NBA game this season and now Rondo has twice as many 15-dime games as the rest of the NBA with four (Russell Westbrook and Brandon Knight). Coach George Karl is running Rondo into the ground right now, so hopefully the wheels don't fall off. In his last eight games, Rondo is putting up second-round value and selling high makes a lot of sense. Monday, 8:18 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague returned to action on Saturday against the Cavs and scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes, but he did mention after the game that he was dealing with some tightness in his ankle. He is still fully expected to play, so owners should simply verify his status prior to tip-off before plugging him into lineups. Monday, 6:15 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. Monday, 5:31 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Durant hasn't played since Nov. 10 against the Wizards, but his hamstring has progressed really well and he won't have any playing time restrictions tonight. Additionally, an MRI taken a few days ago came back negative. He has been the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis, so plug him back into your lineups with confidence. Russell Westbrook's numbers won't be quiet as impressive with KD back in the mix, while Dion Waiters' inevitable move to the bench will be a buzzkill for his value as well. Monday, 4:30 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out for Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out after playing through an ankle injury from Friday. With Aldridge out, West should get the start and play minutes in the mid-20s, but his usage rate will be tiny in the first unit. Boris Diaw and Matt Bonner should also help out. Kawhi Leonard could have a big game tonight. Monday, 3:47 pm
  • Kevin Durant warming up, still questionable
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is warming up for Monday against the Jazz and remains questionable.

    Advice: How he feels in warmups will dictate if he can play. Durant has been out for almost two weeks from his hamstring strain after he was expected to miss 7-10 days. If he's back, that means less output from Enes Kanter, Russell Westbrook and Dion Waiters. If you're in a weekly league, you'll probably want to use KD in almost any case. Monday, 3:41 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start vs. Hornets
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He is good to go for a four-game week. Gay only needed to miss one game after it looked like he would miss several, so those who picked up guys like Omri Casspi might need to reassess the situation. Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli also lose value. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Millsap spotted w/ kinesio tape on R shoulder
    Paul Millsap was spotted wearing kinesio tape on his right shoulder during Monday's practice, but he's expected to play on Tuesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Millsap had tightness in his left shoulder following Saturday's loss, so he may be feeling it a bit on both sides right now. It's understandable given the load Millsap has put on his shoulders this season with averages of 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.1 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.2 triples on 47.2 percent shooting. To say he's been doing it all would be an understatement. Nov 23, 9:58 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge remains questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle sprain) is still considered questionable for Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "He looked OK," teammate Danny Green said. The only real update we have to go off of is that Aldridge was practicing free throws when practice opened to the media, and there is nothing to take away from that. Considering the Suns were the other team seriously in the running for LMA's services before he signed in San Antonio, Aldridge should have plenty of motivation to try and take the floor. If he's held out, veteran David West would likely draw another start, but Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw would all help fill the void off the bench. Nov 23, 9:39 am
  • Rudy Gay says he expects to return on Monday
    Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain), who is officially listed as probable, said that he expects to play in Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: That would be great news for Gay and for those with him on their fantasy roster. We'll need confirmation from the team after the Kings go through shootaround on Monday, but signs point to Gay getting back in the lineup. That means less of Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli. Nov 23, 8:39 am
  • Darrell Arthur scores 21 points w/ Faried out
    Darrell Arthur filled in at PF with Kenneth Faried (ankle) out on Sunday, notching a season-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Arthur has been struggling all year, shooting just over 30 percent from the field, but he found the range tonight and even knocked down a 3-pointer. It's a great sight for anyone who plugged him into DFS lineups, but most owners can ignore him since Faried might return as soon as Tuesday vs. the Clippers. Nov 22, 7:50 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
  • Serge Ibaka gets some traction offensively
    Serge Ibaka got going offensively on Sunday with 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He was just 6-of-24 in his previous two games and his scoring was a welcome sight for OKC's offense, especially with Kevin Durant (hamstring) still unavailable. The bad news is that Ibaka has zero steals and one block in his past two games, but he should have better luck vs. Utah on Monday. Nov 22, 6:47 pm
  • Darrell Arthur starts w/ Faried out Sunday
    Darrell Arthur will start Sunday's game with Kenneth Faried (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: Arthur has struggled all season, averaging 3.8 points on 30.8 percent shooting off the bench, and he's best left untouched with Faried day-to-day. Arthur will likely start alongside Nikola Jokic, who recently bumped J.J. Hickson to the Nuggets' bench. Nov 22, 4:28 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan posts 13-15-5 line in loss
    DeAndre Jordan was his typical self on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 from the line) to go with 15 boards, five swats, one assist, one steal and one turnover through 39 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much par for the course for Jordan, who is a first-round stud when ignoring the free throw category. DeAndre had been in a mini-slump regarding his shot blocking over the previous five games, but he made up for that today with his five swats. Look for him to produce a similar stat line with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets on Tuesday. Nov 22, 4:20 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores season-low nine points
    Blake Griffin had one of the worst games of his career during Sunday's loss to the Raptors, scoring a season-low nine points to go with just six rebounds, four assists, two steals and six turnovers through 29 foul plagued minutes.

    Advice: Blake hasn't been held to single digits in the scoring department (while playing at least 25 minutes) since April 17 of 2013, so to say today's performance was unusual would be quite the understatement. The Clippers looked out of sorts through a majority of the game, and foul trouble was the main culprit to Griffin's less-than-satisfactory performance. Look for him to bounce-back in a big way on Tuesday with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. Nov 22, 4:01 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (mild left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: If Aldridge is again unable to go on Monday, it'll likely be David West drawing the start with Boris Diaw having some increased opportunity for playing time. Kawhi Leonard logged 40 minutes on Saturday with LaMarcus unavailable, so he could again see heavy minutes on Monday, and he'd be worth considering in DFS with an uptempo matchup against Phoenix. Nov 22, 2:41 pm
  • Kevin Durant 'moving in a good direction'
    OKC head coach Billy Donovan said that Kevin Durant is "moving in a good direction," with regards to his hamstring injury.

    Advice: Durant will remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, but it sounds like he's getting close to a return, so we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz. Dion Waiters will be starting with Durant on the sidelines, but it's Russell Westbrook who will be the true primary beneficiary in KD's absence. Nov 22, 2:38 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) returns to action
    Jeff Teague returned on Saturday during a 109-97 loss to the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He said he had some tightness in his ankle after the game, which is to be expected. Teague came off the bench and started the second half after missing three games. He did have some problems with his left ankle last season, but the Hawks are off until Nov. 24 and that should help. His owners will probably want to check back on Monday before setting their lineups. Nov 21, 7:11 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 13 points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 13 points in a start against the Cavs on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks put him out there on LeBron James and he did a fine job. Sefolosha's added playing time probably won't last for long with Kent Bazemore (ankle) likely back in the next couple games. If he's out there on the wire, he should probably stay there. Nov 21, 7:07 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 14 on bad shooting
    Paul Millsap scored 14 points on just 3-of-13 from the field against the Cavs on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was not great on offense, but it's almost impossible for Millsap to put up a dud due to how much he can do on the stat sheet. He's been a top-10 player on the season and is showing no signs of slowing down. Millsap did have some shoulder tightness, but it doesn't sound serious. Nov 21, 6:50 pm
  • Jeff Teague starts the second half Saturday
    Jeff Teague started the second half of Saturday's game vs. the Cavs in place of Dennis Schroder.

    Advice: Schroder picked up three fouls in the first half and Teague was playing fantastic, so this isn't a surprise. Teague is going to be the starter going forward anyways, as the Hawks brought him off the bench tonight just to be cautious with him. Nov 21, 5:53 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has terrific game in win vs. ORL
    Rajon Rondo was superb against the Magic during a win on Saturday, scoring 13 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, three steals, three 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: While this wasn't quite as eye-popping as some of his other games and he did snap his double-digit dime streak, Rondo had his most efficient game and had one turnover for just the second game all year. After the game he was asked by the Kings broadcast team if he was playing like he was in his prime. "I'm in my prime now," Rondo said. His value will go up sans Rudy Gay (shoulder) and is a must-start player. Nov 21, 5:34 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
  • Thabo Sefolosha to start vs. LeBron
    Thabo Sefolosha will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: This one has to be due to LeBron James, so the Hawks will get Sefolosha on him as much as they can. He's still not too involved in the offense, but should get enough minutes to be a viable fantasy option. Nov 21, 3:09 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
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) out for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: He is just day-to-day, so his fantasy owners should feel somewhat lucky he's not out for a long time. With Gay out, the Kings will likely be starting Omri Casspi at small forward. They will also go small a lot and use more of Ben McLemore and Marce Belinelli. Nov 21, 12:41 pm
  • Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday
    Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: The good news is that the Kings are listing him as day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder strain, so he shouldn't be out too long. We should see a lot of Omri Casspi on Saturday, so he's worth a look for any owner in need of short-term value. DeMarcus Cousins will have more on his plate with Gay on the sidelines, while Marco Belinelli should see an uptick in minutes as well. Nov 21, 7:34 am
  • Joakim Noah not happy with how he's playing
    Joakim Noah did not score in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Warriors, adding seven rebounds, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: He missed all three shots from the field and wasn't happy about it after the game. "I'm trying to figure it out, keep working," Noah said. "I'm frustrated with the way I'm playing. I have to play better." He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Nov 21, 1:27 am
  • Like a Boss: Ed Davis drops 17 and 15
    Ed Davis scored 17 points with 15 rebounds and one block in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts went with his big lineup against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, which is very unusual for the Blazers so far this season. Almost all of Davis' minutes are at backup center, so there's little reason to add him even after this huge game. Nov 21, 12:45 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 21 in loss
    Blake Griffin scored 21 points against the Blazers on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists and three turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He tweaked his left knee and made it back on the court only about five minutes later in real time, so he's fine. Griffin continues to put up massive stats, averaging 26.2 points, 8.6 boards, 4.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks on the season. He's putting up first-round value. Nov 21, 12:36 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
  • 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
  • Serge Ibaka scores eight points
    Serge Ibaka scored eight points on 4-of-13 from the field against the Knicks on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had 13 blocks in his last three games, but he didn't have any tonight because the Knicks didn't attack him at the rim and he was outside of the paint a lot. Ibaka is also coming off a 2-of-11 from the field on Wednesday, so he's in a mini slump. He'll bounce back soon and Kevin Durant's return will help. Nov 20, 10:17 pm
  • Danny Green scores six with eight boards
    Danny Green matched a season-high eight rebounds against the Pelicans on Friday with six points, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's finally starting to come around here. In his last five Green has made 45.5 percent from deep with averages of 8.0 points, 4.2 boards, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 treys. He's still been garbage on two-point shots and has no steals, so he's not "back" yet. His minutes are still there and he's still a buy-low player. Nov 20, 9:37 pm
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