Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball

in partnership with NBA.com

Yahoo Public 130283 (ID# 130283)
  • Trey Burke actually shoots the ball well
    Trey Burke shot the ball well against the Pelicans on Saturday, making 8-of-12 from the field for 20 points with four assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Maybe his buzzer-beater at Madison Square Garden has carried over, but that's unlikely. Burke is still shooting just 32.0 percent from the field before this game, so he'll need to string together a few games before we say he's ready to take off. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:21 pm
  • Alec Burks has an awful night
    Alec Burks made 1-of-11 from the field against the Pelicans on Saturday for two points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: No bueno. Burks has been trending down since a solid start and this is obviously his worst game. He'll get better, but fantasy owners can consider cutting him if there is a hot free agent out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:18 pm
  • Jrue Holiday looks great with 19-6-9 line
    Jrue Holiday helped close the door on Saturday's 106-94 win over the Jazz with 19 points, six rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made Trey Burke look like he belonged in the D-League and just roasted him late. Holiday is really starting to come on and he's going to have some extra shots come his way with Eric Gordon (shoulder) out. He's been a top-10 guard before and that's possible this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores eight points
    Austin Rivers played 33 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Eric Gordon went down and Rivers is going to get minutes. He's been one of the most inefficient players in the NBA lately, but the opportunity is there. Feel free to give him a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Jose Calderon returned to action on Saturday November 22. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Deron Williams has a big line in a loss
    Deron Williams scored a team-high 24 points against the Spurs on Saturday during a 99-87 loss with five rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He has put up some impressive numbers and it's nice to see him get into the lane when he's on offense. Williams should be a top-20 fantasy guard as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Brandon Knight fills it up in a loss
    Brandon Knight scored 27 points against the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block, three 3-pointers and five turnovers.

    Advice: He was grabbing his thigh before he went to the locker room in the first half, but he came back out and it didn't seem to bother him. Knight should be good to go, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss practice. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Shane Larkin doesn't play on Saturday
    Shane Larkin was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: He won't be a DNP-CD every game, but it's going to happen. Larkin can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Jose Calderon struggles in his start
    Jose Calderon played 21 minutes in his Knicks debut on Saturday vs. the 76ers with three points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had both of his calves wrapped tonight and was a step slow. Calderon will obviously be better than tonight and he's been gold in nine-category leagues because of his low turnovers. Make sure he's not on the wire despite this ugly game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Alexey Shved does his usual thing
    Alexey Shved made 1-of-7 from the field in eight minutes of action against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not see the court in the second half and coach Brett Brown may have had an epiphany with Shved. He was their backup point guard, but that should probably change soon. Shved has no fantasy value and the fact that he's getting minutes is exhibit A for the tank conspiracy theorists out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Tony Wroten scores six points at SG
    Tony Wroten had a rough outing as the starting shooting guard against the Knicks on Saturday, making 2-of-9 from the field for five points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: The rest of the 76ers had just six assists and their guards look awful right now. Coach Brett Brown is getting a little too cute and he really needs to bring Wroten off the bench to help the second unit. Wroten's shooting woes will keep him from being a top-140 guy in standards. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams can't score vs. NYK
    Michael Carter-Williams made 4-of-13 from the field for nine points against the Knicks on Saturday to go with four rebounds, one assist and four turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Yikes. He is really struggling with his shot and there were about five shots that wouldn't have gone in with a rim two times the normal size. There's really no chance he is going to improve on his shooting this season, but the accounting stats will be there. Carter-Williams will really have to fill it up to be a top-60 guy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Pat Beverley (hamstring) expects to play Mon.
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) expects to play vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: Beverley tweaked his hamstring while running after a loose rebound in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. He briefly returned but later admitted that it was smarter to "play it safe," to avoid turning a minor tweak into a serious injury. Fantasy owners should anticipate having Bev available while checking for confirmation on Monday. He finished Saturday with a season-high 20 points, a career-high six 3-pointers, five rebounds and two steals. He's been feeling it over his last several games, scoring in double figures in five straight while playing great defense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:36 pm
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris quiet in return for Mavs
    Devin Harris returned from his ankle injury and hit 2-of-7 shots for nine points and one assist.

    Advice: His two hits were 3-pointers, but J.J. Barea was at again tonight with seven points and two assists in just 17 minutes. And once you add Raymond Felton to the mix next week, the Mavs guards not named Monta Ellis will be players to avoid at almost any cost. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:35 pm
  • Elfrid Payton has five-steal game vs. Heat
    Elfrid Payton had his best game as a pro on Saturday against the Heat with nine points, three rebounds, four assists and five steals in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He made 4-of-6 from the field, but did turn the ball over three times and only made one of his four free throw attempts. Payton was everywhere tonight and he showed great instincts in getting the passing lanes. He is also coming off a 16-point game on Friday, so this game is doubly impressive. His upside is still severely capped and the chances of him being a top-100 guy are very slim, but you can give him a look if you want. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Mo Williams has 11 points, 12 dimes in defeat
    Mo Williams continued his strong play as the Wolves' starting PG on Saturday, handing out 12 assists with 11 points on 5-of-16 shooting in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The field goal percentage wasn't great, but Mo chipped in a 3-pointer and he's really found a groove since overtaking Zach LaVine for the starting job in Ricky Rubio's absence. He's averaging 13.3 points, 1.7 triples, 1.8 rebounds and 9.7 assists in the past three games. LaVine had just five points in 13 minutes off the bench and it looks like Williams will be a reliable fantasy PG until Rubio returns, which won't be until late December at the earliest. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:29 pm
  • Monta Ellis, Mavs struggle with shot in loss
    Monta Ellis hit just 7-of-21 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and four turnovers in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons combined to hit just 14-of-48 shots against the Mavs tonight, yet still had a chance to win late. James Harden ended that dream though, with a controversial three-point play late in the game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores nine points in win
    Eric Bledsoe scored nine points on 2-of-10 from the field against the Pacers on Saturday with nine rebounds, five assists and six turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: It was one of his worst games of the season, but the Suns bench did their thing to get the win. Bledsoe came in hot over his last 10 games, making 50.5 percent from the field to go with averages of 14.1 points, 4.6 boards, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals. He'll be better against the Raptors on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Lou Williams drops career-high 36 vs. Cavs
    Lou Williams was unstoppable vs. the Cavs on Saturday, setting a new career-high with 36 points (9-of-19 FGs, 15-of-15 FTs) on Saturday, adding three 3-pointers, four rebounds and three steals in just 29 minutes.

    Advice: He made 9-of-9 free throws in his first nine minutes alone, and this is an extreme example of the instant offense that Toronto was hoping he'd provide when they traded for him this summer. His 18-20 minute bench role isn't well-suited to sustainable fantasy value, unfortunately, and he's likely to remain an unsteady option in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 pm
  • Cavs lost 4th straight, changes may be coming
    Kyrie Irving finished with 21 points, three rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in a tough loss vs. the visiting Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Cavs shot 36.0 percent in their lowest-scoring game of the year on Friday, and they were stuck at 43.2 percent tonight, including a 3-of-16 mark from downtown. Cavs coach David Blatt said after the game that he's considering a change to the starting lineup, which would inevitably send either Shawn Marion or Anderson Varejao to the bench. Owners scouring the waiver wire for value should keep a close eye on the Cavs' rotations going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Patrick Beverley returns after injury scare
    Patrick Beverley left during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury, but he was able to return in the final minutes.

    Advice: Beverley was on fire prior to his exit, scoring 20 points with a career-high six 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes. Isaiah Canaan has proven to be a capable backup PG and he'll take the reins if Beverley can't play vs. the Knicks on Monday, but for now it looks like he will. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:21 pm
     
    Injured
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play vs. Nets
    Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are without a backup point guard, but Manu Ginobili should help out there. That should also open up some minutes on the wing for Danny Green and Austin Daye. Joseph's injury doesn't sound serious. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:56 pm
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (leg) will play vs. Rockets
    Devin Harris (sore leg) will play vs. the Rockets on Saturday, as expected.

    Advice: Harris will return to the bench role he's played all season, averaging 8.6 points, 1.1 triples, 1.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals in just 23 minutes per game. Those numbers are attractive enough for use in many leagues, but he's less attractive given the strong play of J.J. Barea and the impending return of Raymond Felton from suspension. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:36 pm
  • Tony Wroten starting again on Friday
    Michael Carter-Williams, Tony Wroten, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims are starting again on Saturday.

    Advice: They had the same lineup on Friday night, but we thought we'd just pass this information along. Wroten should have decent value in whatever his role is, but the awful shooting and high turnovers has ruined his value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Jose Calderon in the starting lineup on Sat.
    Jose Calderon will be in the starting lineup against the Sixers on Saturday.

    Advice: There is no official minute restriction, but the Knicks would be extremely foolish to play him big minutes. Calderon has been out all season after an aggravation and he has a laundry list of muscle issues in his career. He should be owned in all leagues, but his owners should bench him. Shane Larkin owner will want to cut him in just about every league. We'll also keep an eye on how Calderon's return affects guys like Iman Shumpert. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:51 pm
  • Norris Cole (finger) will not play vs. Magic
    Norris Cole (finger) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: It's going to be Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier handling the minutes at point guard tonight. With Chalmers logging more minutes at point guard, Shannon Brown will also be getting more run. The Heat have no been playing James Ennis at shooting guard much, so he doesn't benefit much. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:42 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer skip practice
    Jeremy Lin (back) and Carlos Boozer (shoulder) skipped practice on Saturday.

    Advice: The injuries are not considered serious and both players are probable for Sunday's game. Lin did have to battle two different bouts with back pain last season and it did cost him some game action, so this isn't nothing. The Lakers cannot afford for Lin to go down and would be down to Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson. Neither player are worth a grab at this juncture and we'll give Lin the benefit of the doubt for now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:23 pm
     
    Injured
    6:30 pm vs Den
  • Russell Westbrook has non-contact practice
    Russell Westbrook (hand) went through portions of Saturday's non-contact practice.

    Advice: He is still in the rehab process and there is no timetable for his return just yet. Westbrook will be re-evaluated later this month and he could be back in the lineup soon after than. Reggie Jackson will certainly take a hit, but he should still be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:02 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Cory Joseph and Matt Bonner are doubtful
    Cory Joseph (ankle) and Matt Bonner (illness) are doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are going to be in a little bit of trouble tonight with no backup point guard. In previous instances, they have used Manu Ginobili as the primary ball handler in the second unit and that should be the case tonight. Austin Daye may also get some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:34 am
     
    Injured
  • Norris Cole (finger) doubtful for Saturday
    Norris Cole (finger) is doubtful to play vs. the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: The original diagnosis of a dislocated finger hasn't been changed, but owners should prepare to be without him for at least one game. "He's still splinted," said Erik Spoelstra, "but it could turn into a playable splint." Shabazz Napier's playing time gets a big boost with this news, and he'll likely start alongside Mario Chalmers in the backcourt if Cole doesn't play. Napier is worth a look as a temporary option at PG. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:57 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Dwyane Wade out, Norris Cole doubtful vs. ORL
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will miss his fifth consecutive game on Saturday.

    Advice: Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier should get all the minutes they can handle, especially with Norris Cole (hand) also doubtful to suit up. Miami's lack of depth will likely require bench guys like Shannon Brown, Danny Granger and James Ennis to step into significant roles as the Heat look to avoid their fifth loss in six games. Wade did some light work during shootaround and is questionable for Sunday's home game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:51 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Larkin, Prigioni to split backup PG role
    The Knicks' backup PG job will be a "nightly" toss-up between Shane Larkin and Pablo Prigioni, according to coach Derek Fisher.

    Advice: "There will be times when Pablo is the best fit. There will be times when Shane is the best fit," said Fisher. "And we will just do in that moment what we think is best for the group. They have both done some good things for us so I wouldn’t put any one of them out of the mix with Jose coming back." A timeshare for backup minutes is a recipe for fantasy irrelevance. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:45 am
  • Devin Harris (leg) expected to play Saturday
    Devin Harris (leg) is expected to play in Houston on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mavs' veteran guard has missed two games due to soreness in his lower right leg, but it shouldn't limit him as he resumes his backup role vs. the Rockets. J.J. Barea has been playing well in Harris' absence and Raymond Felton's return on Nov. 24 is another challenge to Harris' playing time, making him a dubious option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
  • Aaron Brooks stinks in 24 minutes
    Aaron Brooks played only 24 minutes against the Blazers during a 105-87 loss, scoring 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls did not have Kirk Hinrich (chest) or Derrick Rose (hamstring) tonight, but this game was a blowout. Brooks should get more run on Monday with Hinrich and Rose very questionable to play. His owners shouldn't panic, but he's obviously not a must-own player because he is more of a stop-gap fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
  • Lin gets on track during blowout loss
    Jeremy Lin got on track during the Lakers' blowout loss to the Mavs on Friday, scoring 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, five assists, two threes and a block.

    Advice: Like many of the games tonight, this one was not one to evaluate as the Lakers lost by 34 points. Jordan Hill kept things rolling with 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting, 10 boards, a steal and a block, and Kobe Bryant hit just 6-of-22 shots with a full line and what else is new. Nick Young was quiet with five points and two assists, and Ed Davis was too with only four points and three boards in 12 minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:55 pm
     
    Injured
    6:30 pm vs Den
  • Kyrie Irving has another two-dime game
    Kyrie Irving made 7-of-16 from the field for 22 points against the Wizards on Friday with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: It's his second game in a row with two assists while he's also seen his usage take a significant hit. Last year, he had an elite 28.0 usage rate, but this year it's dropped to just 23.8. Thanks to his improved shooting, output in steals and lower turnovers, Irving has still been a first-round guy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:35 pm
  • Mo Williams scores 15 points against SA
    Mo Williams made 6-of-14 from the field for 15 points with two rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: It seems clear coach Flip Saunders isn't going to flip-flop on his starting point guard and Mo is here to stay. He should be able to score in the teens with some dimes, treys and steals now that the Wolves are currently missing 80 percent of their opening night starting lineup. Williams is worth owning in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:20 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 13 in well-rounded line
    Eric Bledsoe took care of business against the 76ers on Friday with 13 points, five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

    Advice: This game was over in the third quarter despite the 76ers actually leading 27-26 at the end of the first. Bledsoe was booed for his comments about the University of Kentucky being able to beat the 76ers and he also got into it with Nerlens Noel, a former UK Wildcat. He is going to have some ups and downs, but Bledsoe should be an early-mid round guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:54 pm
  • Payton gets the fourth quarter minutes on Fri
    Elfrid Payton played 27 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting with two rebounds and five assists.

    Advice: Victor Oladipo scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with zero rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes, and while he wasn't terrible he was outplayed by Payton just a little bit. Payton has been pretty bad for a while now and it's going to take more than one good game for us to move the needle in any so-called position battle. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:37 pm
  • Alexey Shved plays well against Suns
    Alexey Shved played 18 minutes off the bench against the Suns on Friday with 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers on 6-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: If the Sixers are indeed going to stick with Tony Wroten in the starting lineup, Shved will be the backup point guard. He actually has one of the highest usage rates among players with less than 20 minutes, but he's obviously only worth owning in deep leagues. After all, he was a DNP-CD on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:27 pm
  • Tony Wroten has decent game against Suns
    Tony Wroten played well in a start at shooting guard against the Suns on Friday, making 6-of-8 from the field for 13 points with two rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He had a decent start in this game and continues to attack the rim. Wroten's usage and assist percentages look like they're clearly going to drop, so he's unlikely to be a top-150 player in standard leagues -- he wasn't already because of the turnovers and poor shooting. His fantasy owners should probably look elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:24 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams has a typical line
    Michael Carter-Williams had a typical line against the Suns on Friday, making 6-of-18 from the field and 6-of-11 from the line for 18 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, five turnovers and no turnovers.

    Advice: He is going to get his points, rebounds, assists and steals, but the turnovers and weak percentages are really going to hurt him in standard leagues. Carter-Williams gets a great matchup on Saturday against the Knicks, who rank last in the Eastern Conference in defensive efficiency. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:19 pm
  • Joseph leaves game with ankle sprain
    Cory Joseph left Friday's game with a mild left ankle sprain and did not return.

    Advice: Joseph has played well in a backup role but as usual if he misses any time the rest of the rotation will absorb the minutes without a clear winner. He walked out of the arena under his own power and wasn't ready to rule himself out for Saturday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:19 pm
     
    Injured
  • Devin Harris (leg) questionable for Saturday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) is being listed as day-to-day, and he hasn’t yet been ruled out of Saturday’s game vs. Houston.

    Advice: "He's been checked out pretty extensively the last couple of days. I'll leave it at that," said Rick Carlisle regarding Harris. "We don't think it's serious." While Harris is out his minutes will be distributed amongst J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis. Ellis will take on a larger portion of the scoring load, and Barea could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:09 pm
  • Westbrook to go through non-contact drills
    Russell Westbrook (hand) will go through some non-contact portions of Saturday's practice, and he'll be re-evaluated on Nov. 29.

    Advice: Westbrook has been progressing well, without any setbacks, and going through non-contact portions of practice will be the next step. Westbrook's initial timetable has him returning Dec. 2 vs. the Pelicans at the earliest, but we'll have a more firm date after he is re-evaluated. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:40 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Tony Wroten starting, Hollis Thompson benched
    Tony Wroten will start at shooting guard against the Suns on Friday next to Michael Carter-Williams, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims.

    Advice: Coach Brett Brown has flip-flopped all year on what he wants to do with Wroten. Wroten and Michael Carter-Williams have been turning over the ball a lot and their second unit is going to miss playmakers -- Wroten will still get a lot of run with the second unit during the game. His usage rate has been fairly high next to MCW so far anyway, so he should have similar value. Considering his inefficiency and turnover issues, he hasn't turned in top-200 value. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:26 pm
  • Jose Calderon (calf) practices in full on Fri
    Jose Calderon (calf) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he's expected to make his Knicks' debut on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Calderon's return will send Shane Larkin to the bench, and Iman Shumpert's value will take a small hit. He has a very favorable matchup vs. the Philadelphia "Tanker," but owners will want to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Saturday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:21 am
  • Devin Harris (leg) will not play Friday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis will see their minutes increased with Harris sidelined, and Barea could make for a nice low-budget buy in daily leagues. He's coming off a 14-point, six assist outing vs. the Wizards, and has a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:29 am
  • Brown wants to play Wroten and MCW together
    Tony Wroten has been moved into a sixth man role for the 76ers with the return of Michael Carter-Williams, but that doesn't mean head coach Brett Brown doesn't want to play the two together for extended stretches.

    Advice: "I think for balance purposes, that’s how it needs to be," Brown said of his decision to bring Wroten off the bench. "Because [Wroten and MCW are] our best players, they need to be on the court… Inevitably it’s the direction we’re going to have to grow." Wroten's numbers are down since MCW's return, but he was still able to score 21 points off the bench, to go with seven assists and a steal during Wednesday's loss. His value will take a bit of a hit coming off the bench, but Wroten is still going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Just know that he's shooting 42.0 percent from the field, and 62.0 percent from the charity stripe on 7.2 attempts per game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:10 am
  • Alec Burks responds to rebounding challenge
    Alec Burks was challenged by head coach Quin Snyder recently to be more aggressive on the boards, and Burks responded with back-to-back double-digit rebounding games.

    Advice: "Coach really challenged me one day in Toronto [to grab more rebounds]. Man to man, had a talk," Burks said. "He challenged me and I took that challenge." Burks finished Saturday's game vs. Toronto with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and followed up that performance by going for 20 points and 14 rebounds vs. the Thunder on Tuesday. Burks is averaging 14.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.0 three-pointer per game this year, and if he could just up his shooting percentage a bit (42.7 percent on the year), he'd quickly become a top-100 player. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:53 am
  • Aaron Brooks scores 12 points in a loss
    Aaron Brooks played down the stretch against the Kings during a 103-88 loss on Thursday, scoring 12 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Kirk Hinrich (chest) suffered an injury tonight and the extent is not yet known. If Hinrich is out, Brooks would pick up all the minutes he can handle. Considering it's just a chest injury, fantasy owners shouldn't be too aggressive on adding Brooks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:30 pm
  • Norris Cole plays better on Saturday
    Norris Cole did not return from his dislocated left middle finger against the Clippers on Thursday, finishing with no points and one assist in 10 minutes.

    Advice: Cole was on the bench after a trip to the locker room, but it seemed clear the team didn't want to put him back out there. The team has yet to share any X-ray results and he might have an MRI coming on Friday. Shabazz Napier would be a deep-league speculative add for now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:41 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Norris Cole goes to the locker room
    Norris Cole suffered a dislocated left middle finger and is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: He is back on the bench and chances are X-rays were negative. If Cole does miss time, rookie Shabazz Napier could be looking at a major bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:04 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Thursday vs. LAC
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This marks the fourth consecutive game Wade will be sidelined with this hamstring injury, and Mario Chalmers will continue to start as long as Wade is out. Chalmers has been great with the starting unit, averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer per game, and he should be in all active lineups on a night with just two games being played. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:36 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Jose Calderon expected to play Saturday
    Jose Calderon (calf) is expected to play against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: This is great news for the 3-10 Knicks as they could use Calderon's veteran leadership and it is also great news for fantasy owners who are in need of point guard help. Calderon should immediately take over point guard duties from Pablo Prigioni and Shane Larkin, while Iman Shumpert's fantasy value will take a minor hit as Calderson's return should diminish his usage. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:09 am
  • Mo Williams to start for the Timberwolves?
    Mo Williams looked great in a starting role on Wednesday and his play has head coach Flip Saunders thinking about sticking with him in that role.

    Advice: With rookie Zach LaVine scuffling, Williams provided the Wolves with a spark during their win over the Knicks on Wednesday. "Big difference," Kevin Martin said. "When Mo came in and got me going. He’s just a veteran point guard in the backcourt with you. He knows your spots." Flip Saunders used the phrase "big difference" to describe the swap of Williams and LaVine in the starting lineup, so fantasy owners in all leagues will want to take a flier on Williams while Ricky Rubio (ankle) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:03 am
  • Is Norris Cole on the Heat's trade block?
    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel thinks there is a chance that the Heat trade Norris Cole this season.

    Advice: Coupled with Mario Chalmers' recent strong play, Winderman cites the fact the Heat declined to extend Cole before the October 31 deadline as a reason that Miami might explore a trade. Cole is stuck in a backcourt logjam with Chalmers and rookie Shabazz Napier, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues unless he can separate himself from the pack. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:23 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Jeremy Lin doesn't get his revenge
    Jeremy Lin didn't get his revenge game against the Rockets on Wednesday with three points, four assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

    Advice: Patrick Beverley's defense trumps a revenge game almost every time. Lin should be better his next time out, but he did lose some minutes at point guard, which will be worth watching. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:13 am
     
    Injured
    6:30 pm vs Den
  • Patrick Beverley scores 15 points vs. LA
    Patrick Beverley matched his season-high 15 points against the Lakers on Wednesday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: His triples have been a part of his game this season with 2.3 makes per game on the season. Beverley's steals haven't really come around yet, but they're likely on their way in short order. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:33 pm
     
    Injured
  • Mo Williams looks great in start vs. Knicks
    Mo Williams looked fantastic in a start against the Knicks on Wednesday with 14 points, three rebounds, 13 assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Why didn't he start immediately following the Ricky Rubio (ankle) injury again? Williams was in complete control of the offense and he's capable of putting up great stats. Zach LaVine can't seem to do anything right, so Williams should be around 30 minutes, which makes him worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:02 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 18 on 20 shots
    Brandon Knight made 5-of-20 from the field for 18 points against the Nets during a 122-118 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two boards and two 3-pointers in 49 minutes.

    Advice: He missed a wide-open breakaway layup at the end of overtime, but he redeemed himself in the last two frames. Missed layup aside, Knight has 17 dimes in his last two games and his steals are also up, so his fantasy owners are playing with house money right now with his top-40 value. He won't be this high all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe now hot guard for Suns
    Eric Bledsoe hit 6-of-11 shots for 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: It looks like it's his turn to get hot, after Isaiah Thomas was cooking for the first week or two, and then gave way to the hot hand of Goran Dragic. Dragic had 12 points and four assists tonight, while Thomas continued his recent quiet ways with five points on 1-of-9 shooting off the bench. Jeff Hornacek is going to ride the player on the best streak all season, making it very tough for any of these guys to be fully reliable. Hey, IT2 - you're up next. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:07 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 18 points in a loss
    Deron Williams scored 18 points in a 122-118 triple-overtime loss to the Bucks on Wednesday, adding five boards, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 52 minutes.

    Advice: The Nets really needed this game and played their guys big minutes, but it didn't work and they now have a five-game losing streak. Williams is playing just fine and has been a top-30 player so far this season. He could be considered as a sell-high guy just because of the injury risk. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:52 pm
  • Monta Ellis scores season-high 34 in win
    Monta Ellis hit 10-of-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 12-of-14 free throws for a season-high 34 points, four assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Ellis is rolling right now, scoring 34, 18 and 30 points in each of his last three games, and his strong offensive game appears to be limiting Chandler Parsons. Look for more of the same from Monta against the Lakers on Friday, as L.A. gives it up more than any team to opposing guards. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Tony Wroten scores 21 off Sixers bench
    Tony Wroten came off the bench for the first time this season and hit 7-of-19 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, seven assists and a steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Wroten had been in a slump since Michael Carter-Williams returned from his shoulder injury, but looked great again tonight, outside of the poor shooting. His value is going to take a hit with the move to the bench, but the fact remains he's one of Philly's best players. Hold onto him if you've got him, and think about picking him up if he was dropped in your league. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams quiet in start
    Michael Carter-Williams made his first start of the season on Wednesday but hit just 4-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, six rebounds, five assists, a steal and four turnovers in a loss to Boston.

    Advice: MCW's downfall is the TOs and poor shooting, and both were on display tonight. He's going to get hot and score a lot of points and fill the stat sheet, but he usually does plenty of harm despite the good things he does in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:51 pm
  • Elfrid Payton plays well in 16 minutes
    Elfrid Payton played just 16 minutes in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Clippers, but managed seven points, seven rebounds, five assists, a 3-pointer and a turnover.

    Advice: The line wasn't bad, but considering Evan Fournier was out and the Clippers won by 24 and dominated the second half, it's not enough to get Payton back on the radar. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:15 pm
  • Mo Williams starting over Zach LaVine
    Mo Williams is starting over Zach LaVine on Wednesday against the Knicks.

    Advice: He has been outplaying LaVine and the Wolves may have finally pulled the plug on starting their rookie. Williams is still likely going to play just 26 minutes or so, but he's the better grab of the two in deep leagues. Owners in standard leagues can probably do better going after someone else. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:28 pm
  • Tony Wroten will come off the bench on Wed.
    Tony Wroten will come off the bench to face the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Brett Brown said he might want to play Wroten at shooting guard, but his personnel just isn't cut out for it. Although, Michael Carter-Williams and Wroten will likely play together down the stretch. He hasn't been too bad with MCW in the three games with a usage of 27.4 while posting averages of 12.7 points, 3.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 1.3 triples. His fantasy owners should expect him to take a hit, though. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:26 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams will start vs. BOS
    Michael Carter-Williams will make his first start of the season against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played fine off the bench in 29.0 minutes per game, averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 boards, 4.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 triples with a 30.7 usage rate. Carter-Williams should be the main guy in the lineup for Philly and should fill the stat sheet in an inefficient manner. Get him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:26 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) doubtful for Thursday
    Dwyane Wade (left hamstring) is doubtful to play on Thursday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This would be his fourth game out of the lineup and there's a chance he misses some time over the weekend, as well. It's worth mentioning his left leg has been worse than his right and he's needed his left knee drained multiple times over the past few seasons. Mario Chalmers has benefited and will be worth using in all leagues. James Ennis, Shabazz Napier and Norris Cole also benefit. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:46 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • MCW and Noel likely to start tonight
    Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Henry Sims, Hollis Thompson and Luc Mbah a Moute are likely going to start Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: This is based on Wednesday's shootaround. Tony Wroten will move to the bench, which makes sense because Alexey Shved would be the backup point guard had Wroten been slotted into the SG spot. Carter-Williams has been very active and his owners can expect more out of him in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:36 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe thinks Kentucky can beat Philly
    Eric Bledsoe said he would take the University of Kentucky over the Sixers in a seven-game series.

    Advice: "I'll definitely take Kentucky," Bledsoe said. "I think Philly would probably get maybe one game." Kentucky just dominated No. 5 Kansas by 32 on Tuesday while the 76ers have lost games by an average of 16.9 points per game and have a putrid 88.3 offensive efficiency rating -- no team has been below 92 since 2003-04. The former Kentucky Wildcat will take on the 76ers on Friday and plenty of good seats are still available. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:55 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) limited in practice
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, and should be considered questionable for Thursday's game.

    Advice: Wade's goal of playing every game this season was quickly shattered last week when he tweaked his hamstring so it's not surprising to see the Heat exercise caution with him. If he ends up sitting on Thursday, Mario Chalmers will likely draw another start and is worth a look in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:45 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Devin Harris (ankle) is out on Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) won't suit up for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, but is targeting a return on Friday.

    Advice: We saw this one coming from a mile away, as Harris has been injury-prone throughout his career. He should be fine with a little rest, and he is hopeful he will play on Friday. J.J. Barea figures to be the main beneficiary of Harris' absence, while Jameer Nelson will likely see a slight uptick in minutes with the first unit. However, neither player is reliable enough for standard leagues in the long term. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:57 am
  • Russell Westbrook shoots right-handed Tuesday
    Russell Westbrook went through a light workout on Tuesday that included shots with his surgically-repaired right hand.

    Advice: Westbrook had been limited to left-hand activities, at least during publicly-available practices. He's expected to be re-evaluated on Nov. 29 and his return is likely at least two weeks away, but his ability to catch passes and shoot right-handed suggests his recovery is on target. According to his initial timetable the earliest he might return is Dec. 2 vs. the Pelicans in New Orleans, but we'll know more after he meets with doctors in late November. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:32 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm vs GS
  • Alec Burks posts first 20 & 10 game vs. OKC
    Alec Burks exploded on Tuesday for 20 points (5-of-8 FGs, 8-of-9 FTs), two 3-pointers, 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in a win vs. the visiting Thunder.

    Advice: This was the first time in Burks' career that he's posted 20 & 10, and this terrific line goes a long way toward justifying fantasy owners' faith in him. He came in averaging a mediocre 13.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting, 0.9 threes, 3.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 0.5 steals per game, but once he finds his shooting range he should vault into top-100 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Shane Larkin scoreless in 22 minutes vs. MIL
    Shane Larkin's streak of quiet games continued on Tuesday, as he went scoreless with zero rebounds and one assist in just 22 minutes.

    Advice: He has been starting at PG by default but Jose Calderon is nearing a return, and fantasy owners should cut Larkin in all formats. He's yet to score double-digit points in a game this season, largely because he's attempting only 5.9 shots in 27 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Jeremy Lin bounces back w/ 15 pts, 10 dimes
    Jeremy Lin bounced back from Sunday's scoreless dud, scoring 15 points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two steals and a season-high 10 assists in Tuesday's win in Atlanta.

    Advice: Lin is off to a quiet start this season, averaging 11.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting, while attempting only 8.1 shots per game. Those are all the lowest numbers since his rookie season in 2010-11 and owners should strive to be patient, as tonight's game is a timely reminder of his upside as the Lakers' unquestioned starting PG. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:09 pm
     
    Injured
    6:30 pm vs Den
  • Devin Harris questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) has been listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Harris was able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C., so it would seem that he escaped serious injury after going down during Monday's win over the Hornets. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but J.J. Barea would be in line for some extra minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Devin Harris nursing minor ankle injury
    Devin Harris (ankle) is nursing a minor ankle injury, but it wasn't deemed serious enough to have him fly back to Dallas.

    Advice: Harris left Monday's win over the Hornets after playing just 10 minutes, but was still able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C. "He’s got a little ankle thing that we’re trying to take care of," Carlisle said. "Beyond that I can’t comment because I’m not a doctor." J.J. Barea would pick up more minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play against the Wizards on Wednesday, but he's not worth an add in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
  • Eric Bledsoe making sacrifices in rotation
    Eric Bledsoe said he is fine making sacrifices as part of the Suns' three-guard rotation with Isaiah Thomas and Goran Dragic.

    Advice: Though still adjusting to playing off the ball more, Eric Bledsoe said he's OK with the Suns' guard rotation. "Some games it's a struggle and some games it goes well," the 24-year-old said. "You just have to stick with it. It's tough, but at the end of the day it's about the team. It's about making sacrifices." Bledsoe's game-to-game numbers have fluctuated due to the guard rotation, but fantasy owners still have to be happy with his averages as he's been a top-40 player thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:08 am
  • Alexey Shved plays on Monday night
    Alexey Shved returned to action on Monday with four points, one assist and one steal in 12 minutes.

    Advice: He is getting some run at point guard, which is important because that may dictate how the Sixers use Tony Wroten. Shved has no fantasy value, though. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:11 pm
  • Brooks quiet in another missed opportunity
    Aaron Brooks scored just seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with one assist in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Brooks is going to be measured by how he performs on the nights when Derrick Rose is invariably out, and by this measurement he'll be harder to trust next time out. Rose is day-to-day with his current hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:54 pm
  • Cory Joseph has a nice game on Monday night
    Cory Joseph scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: He's scored in double-digits in three of his last four games with 1.3 steals and 3.0 dimes per game in that span. Obviously Joseph isn't going to light it up, but he's playing really well for owners in deep leagues. Plus, it's clear he'll be given plenty of chances should Tony Parker ever miss time. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:31 pm
     
    Injured
  • Beverley posts typical low-end line in loss
    Patrick Beverley scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal in Monday's blowout loss.

    Advice: Beverley has struggled to stay healthy this year and may have been dropped as a result. He's a top-100 player when he is in the game, and that's hard value to pass up in a 12-team standard format. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:14 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tony Wroten struggles on Monday night
    Tony Wroten made 4-of-14 from the field for eight points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and four turnovers in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: His numbers have dropped off with Michael Carter-Williams back in the lineup and his usage is also down to just 27.4 in those three games, too. It's still unclear how coach Brett Brown will use Wroten, but he's not a must-own player in shallow leagues anymore. He also had a net rating of minus-29.6 in his last three. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:11 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams scores 16 points
    Michael Carter-Williams scored 16 points against the Spurs on Monday with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Maybe coach Brett Brown will start him now. Carter-Williams has been as advertised so far this season in three games, averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 boards, 4.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 triples on 37.8 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from the line. This is pretty much who he is. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe bounces back on Monday
    Eric Bledsoe bounced back on Monday against the Celtics during a 118-114 win with 15 points, five rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: He didn't make any field goal attempts on Saturday and had a few big plays late to help the Suns get to 6-5 following the win tonight. Bledsoe might sit in some stretches this season because of the Suns having so much depth, but the stats should be there. He'll be more of an early-mid round guy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:01 pm
  • Monta Ellis has another solid game
    Monta Ellis scored a team-high 18 points against the Hornets on Monday with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He is having tremendous success at beating guys off the dribble and teams just can't guard him right now. Ellis is shooting the ball much better than last year from the field and from the line, but his steals and dimes are down quite a bit. He'll be fine, obviously. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:48 pm
  • Devin Harris (leg soreness) out for the night
    Devin Harris is dealing with lower-leg soreness on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: He's been able to avoid the injury bug for much of the season, but it was only a matter of time. Harris has been very good off the bench and it's unclear how much time he'll need to recover. With Harris out, J.J. Brea will likely help more off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:27 pm
  • Dwyane Wade ruled out on Monday night
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday night against the Nets.

    Advice: He was never expected to play tonight and he could miss more games. Mario Chalmers has been a great play in the past two games and fantasy owners should have him in their lineups. Shabazz Napier will also get a handful of more minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:06 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • MCW coming off the bench again on Monday
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench again on Monday against the Spurs.

    Advice: MCW has come off the bench since he debuted last week, and he'll continue that trend for the time being. We're expecting Carter-Williams to resume his traditional spot in the starting lineup sooner rather than later, and owners should be trotting him out there regardless through the process. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:22 am
  • Calderon could begin practicing before Friday
    Jose Calderon (hamstring) could begin practicing before Friday.

    Advice: Calderon is expected to return to practice by Friday at the latest. The Knicks could use his leadership and abilities at the point, especially as the team looks to get the Triangle offense fully integrated. As soon as Calderon can return, he's expected to take over as the team's starting point guard. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:56 am
  • Deron Williams blasts lack of ball movement
    Deron Williams was critical of the Nets lack of ball movement.

    Advice: When D-Will was told the Nets ranked 26th in the league in assists per game going into Sunday's loss, he responded with "I think that's a big problem." He added, "If we're moving the ball, sharing the ball -- if you look at our wins, we've passed the ball relatively well." It's not quite Joe Johnson's "selfish," but D-Will is making sure his voice is heard. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:16 am
  • Patrick Beverley (hammy) pesters OKC in win
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) keyed a strong defensive effort vs. the Thunder on Sunday, finishing with 12 points, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets were determined to play Beverley no more than 24 minutes to avoid aggravating his hamstring injury, but he finished just shy of 30 minutes as Houston was fighting tooth and nail to pull out a victory despite shooting 28.8 percent from the field. Bev has been a top-120 value when healthy this season and he's worth owning as long as you don't mind having a PG who averages under 3.0 assists per game. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:06 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will travel to BK
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will travel with the Heat to Brooklyn, but he's looking doubtful for Monday's game despite being listed as day-to-day.

    Advice: "He's starting to do a lot more corrective exercises, strength and treatment," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "That's all we can do right now. Then we'll take the next step when he can get there." Wade missed nine games last season with a similar hamstring issue, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him sit out on Monday. If he's unable to go, Mario Chalmers would likely get another start, and he makes for a solid option in daily leagues. Stay tuned for an official update on Wade's status as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 4:02 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will start Sun.
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will return to the starting lineup on Sunday vs. OKC.

    Advice: This means that Isaiah Canaan will head back to the bench, and he can be cut in standard leagues. It's not clear if Beverley will have a restriction on his minutes tonight, but he does have a favorable matchup vs. the Thunder. Beverley is averaging 10.3 points, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers on the season, so while he’s not a must-own guy in standard leagues, he’s worth considering. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 2:43 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Sunday vs. Bucks
    Dwyane Wade (hamstring) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Bucks, and is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: James Ennis drew the start in Wade's place on Friday, but he only lasted six minutes, and it was Mario Chalmers who saw a bulk of the minutes in Wade's absence. Chalmers put up 23 points, 11 assists, and one 3-pointer during his last outing, and will look to build upon that effort today as the Heat take on the Bucks, get him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:28 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will play Sunday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will play on Sunday but will have his minutes limited.

    Advice: The Rockets will likely ease him back into action so he won't be worth using in most leagues. Isaiah Canann will head back to the bench and will be irrelevant unless Beverley goes down with an injury again. Beverley should be considered in standard leagues for his defensive stats and ability to knock down 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 10:03 am
     
    Injured
  • Shane Larkin will start for Knicks on Sunday
    Shane Larkin will start for the Knicks on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Larkin has been inconsistent all season but has shown flashes of good play. However, Jose Calderon (calf) is expected to return very soon meaning that Larkin should be left on the waiver wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:24 am
  • Jose Calderon may practice later this week
    Coach Fisher said on Sunday that Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani could resume practice later this week, but both will miss Sunday's game.

    Advice: This would be great news for Calderon's owners, as he is expected to flourish in the triangle offense making him a must-own player in almost all leagues. Bargnani on the other hand, shouldn't be owned in standard leagues until he strings together a couple of good games so owners should monitor him first. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 8:50 am
  • Eric Bledsoe scores one point in loss
    Eric Bledsoe didn't make any of his six shots from the field for one point with six rebounds, 10 assists and three steals in 34 minutes against the Clippers, his former team.

    Advice: The Suns backcourt has been a huge headache on the year and Bledsoe has been up-and-down. He's still likely going to get his chances to make plays and should be a mid-round fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 12:07 am
  • Monta has a lot of it: Ellis scores 30 points
    Monta Ellis scored a season-high 30 points against the Wolves on Saturday, making 11-of-21 from the field to go with three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's starting to get really hot with an effective field goal percentage of greater than 60 in three of his last four games. Ellis' steals still aren't quite where they usually are, but he's really heating up on offense -- like most Mavs. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:39 pm
  • Mo Williams finally has a good game
    Mo Williams finally turned in a good game on Saturday with 13 points, eight assists and one rebound in 29 minutes against the Mavericks.

    Advice: He's been a major letdown since Ricky Rubio (ankle) went down, but this is the type of line he should put up more often than not. Williams is also likely to bury some treys, which is why we liked his upside in the first place. This game won't send prospective owners to the wire, so you can probably keep him out there. We'll let you know how he does on Wednesday against the Knicks. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:25 pm
  • Aaron Brooks has a colossal letdown
    Aaron Brooks played just 18 minutes off the bench against the Pacers on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.

    Advice: Ouch. All signs indicated Brooks was set for a big game tonight because he scored 26 points in the last game without Derrick Rose (hamstring). Rose isn't expected to be out for too long, so there's very little reason to be too attached to Brooks right now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 8:58 pm
  • Trey Burke has a bad game after winner
    Trey Burke scored just 12 points with three rebounds, five assists and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He couldn't build off his game-winning shot at Madison Square Garden. Burke has struggled for basically the entire season and he was just 4-of-15 from the field. He's not really a must-own player because of his efficiency issues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 8:02 pm
  • Elfrid Payton can't score right now
    Elfrid Payton's horrific shooting in his rookie season continued on Saturday against the Wizards, making 1-of-6 from the field for three points, three rebounds, uneasiest and two steals in 16 minutes.

    Advice: There were the obvious questions about his jumper, but he came into tonight making just 37.2 percent at the rim to go along with his 20.8 percent on his jump shots. While he will have some dimes and steals, the downside in scoring has made it pretty clear he's not an asset in most fantasy leagues right now. He came off the bench tonight and might stay there. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 6:32 pm
  • Elfrid Payton coming off the bench vs. Wiz
    Elfrid Payton will come off the bench on Saturday against the Wizards.

    Advice: The Magic will start Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris, Channing Frye and Nikola Vucevic. While Payton has been a nightmare on offense this season, the move to the bench is likely more about Luke Ridnour (personal) not playing than as a demotion. Still, Payton isn't worth owning in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 3:24 pm
  • Patrick Beverley now expected to play Sunday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) is expected to play on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He went through practice on Saturday for the first time since his aggravating his hamstring strain back on Nov. 6. Isaiah Canaan hasn't really been able to do much in the starting lineup, so his fantasy owners can cut him loose. Beverley has been quiet so far, but he's still someone to consider in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:47 pm
     
    Injured
  • Bledsoe posts 22-11-5 line with three triples
    Eric Bledsoe scored 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting (3-of-7 3PTs, 3-of-3 FTs) with a career-high tying 11 boards, five assists, one steal and one block in Friday's loss to the Hornets.

    Advice: Bledsoe had just two turnovers and like fellow starter Goran Dragic he's going to struggle with the Suns' overall improvement and depth. He profiles as a mid-round value with some early round upside if he can press forward while Dragic is stuck in the mud. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 12:08 am
  • Holiday near perfect on 10 FGAs; posts 24 & 9
    Jrue Holiday hit 9-of-10 shots in the Pelicans' 139-91 beatdown of the Wolves on Friday, finishing with 24 points, nine assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Pelicans never let up from start to finish so everybody got to eat tonight. Anthony Davis scored 22 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks, Tyreke Evans posted 16 points, six boards, seven assists, four steals and a trey, and Ryan Anderson hit four threes on his way to 16 and six. And if you saw Austin Rivers with an 8-for-9 shooting night for 17 points and a relatively full stat line, it's pretty easy to understand what was going on here. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:48 pm
  • Williams hits just 1-of-6 shots in 17 minutes
    Mo Williams hit just 1-of-6 shots in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: The Wolves were blown out but Williams has been terrible all year, so needless to say he hasn't made any move on the open point guard minutes now that Ricky Rubio is out. Zach Lavine (13 points, four boards, zero assists, 31 minutes) had an up-and-down night as he gets acclimated, but the needle didn't move on any theoretic position battle tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:30 pm
  • Shved does not play on Thursday or Friday
    Alexey Shved (back) did not play on Thursday against the Mavs or on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Until Shved can get healthy and build some momentum, he can be ignored in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:07 pm
  • Wroten posts 19-4-8 line with two threes
    Tony Wroten bounced back on Friday against the Rockets, scoring 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting (2-of-6 from deep, 3-of-6 from the line) with four rebounds, eight assists, one steal and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Wroten's production is likely to fluctuate more with Michael Carter-Williams back but he'll be capable of a big line on any given night. A much better 8-cat play, he should be in all lineups until he proves he shouldn't be. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 10:01 pm
  • Carter-Williams posts 13-5-5 line off bench
    Michael Carter-Williams scored 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Carter-Williams is coming along just fine and as long as he stays healthy for Philly he should be in your lineup, too. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:54 pm
  • Burke goes for 13 & 8; hits game-winner
    Trey Burke hit 5-of-9 shots (including three treys) and the game-winner against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: Burke added one rebound, eight assists and a block in his 35 minutes, and this could be exactly what he needs to get jump-started. He has rehabilitated his nine-cat value into borderline 12-team territory, and he's a solid late-round value in 8-cat leagues. Showing signs of life lately and holding onto a starting job, he's worth a pickup if he had been dropped in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:25 pm
  • Kyrie posts 27 points in win over Celtics
    Kyrie Irving scored 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting (3-of-7 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in Friday's win.

    Advice: This big line pushed him closer to within a stone's throw of his mid-second round ADP and owners have to be thrilled that nothing disastrous has happened so far playing next to LeBron and Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 8:30 pm
  • Norris Cole has a decent game vs. ATL
    Norris Cole scored six points in a 114-103 loss to the Hawks on Friday with two rebounds, eight assists, four steals and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Shabazz Napier still played 21 minutes off the bench and had four points, one assist and three turnovers. Cole seems like he should be able to keep his minutes in the mid 20s, but Mario Chalmers is the more value asset in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 8:19 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Elfrid Payton struggles once again
    Elfrid Payton hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 22 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Payton has really struggled on the offensive end and with Evan Fournier playing so well there is a pretty good, if not probable chance he moves into a bench role. If he doesn't, his minutes could be cut pretty significantly to make room for Fournier and Victor Oladipo, who returned and played 25 minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 8:08 pm
  • Knight keeps things rolling for his owners
    Brandon Knight kept up his torrid pace with 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting, six rebounds, five assists, one steal, two threes and two turnovers in Friday's loss to the Magic.

    Advice: Knight is a top 15-50 play (8/9 cat) this season and his consistency has been notable playing for flighty Jason Kidd. He's probably going to chill out on the 4.0 turnovers per game he brought into tonight, while his 87.8 percent foul shooting is certainly suspect with his best season checking in at 80.2 percent. His rebounding and assist numbers are way up, but it's possible that a role change under Kidd is bringing him good fortune. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 7:28 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams heads to locker room
    Michael Carter-Williams went to the locker room on Friday and returned.

    Advice: It is not clear what happened, but he had a slight limp. Carter-Williams also took a shot to his shoulder earlier, but that doesn't appear to be the issue. Tony Wroten would get more run should MCW miss time. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 6:25 pm
  • Beverley could play Sunday or Monday
    Patrick Beverley could play on Sunday or Monday according to beat writer Jonathan Feigen.

    Advice: This sounds like a bit of guesswork but it's good news that he appears to be close. Isaiah Canaan will once again be irrelevant once Beverley returns. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 4:34 pm
     
    Injured
  • Michael Carter-Williams off bench again
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He and his entire team were awful, but coach Brett Brown will bring his Rookie of the Year off the bench again. His minutes should still be close to normal, so fantasy owners can use him like they normally would. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 3:41 pm
  • Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Friday vs. Hawks
    Updating a previous report, Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has ruled himself out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: It's unclear who will start in Wade's place, but coach Erik Spoelstra's options are Mario Chalmers, James Ennis, or Shannon Brown. Some beat reporters are speculating that Spoelstra would like Chalmers to remain with the second unit, so we'll be monitoring this situation closely. Still, Chalmers offers the most upside out of the group, even if he's coming off the bench. Wade's injury seems relatively minor, so we'll consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:21 am
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Patrick Beverley (hamstring) out Friday
    Patrick Beverley (hamstring) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Isaiah Canaan will draw another start, and has a very favorable matchup against the Sixers. Canaan is averaging 12.0 points, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.2 three-pointers a game with the starting unit, and makes for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:03 am
     
    Injured
  • Deron Willliams has a nice game vs. GSW
    Deron Williams made 7-of-14 from the field for 18 points against the Warriors in a 107-99 loss to go with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's been over 50 percent from the field in each of his last five games, averaging 19.6 points, 3.0 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 triples on 55.2 percent from the field and 78.9 percent from the field in that span. Williams is on a roll and just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 10:45 pm
  • Wroten has a bad game in a blowout
    Tony Wroten played 25 minutes against the Mavericks on Thursday with 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Michael Carter-Williams is back, so Wroten's value is going to change. With MCW on the court last year, Wroten still had a solid usage rate of 24.9, which is probably about where he’ll be should they play together. He also had over 60 percent of his shots come on a layup or dunk, which is definitely going to help his efficiency. His owners should stick with him in most cases. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 9:54 pm
  • Calderon (calf), Bargnani (hamstring) out Fri
    Jose Calderon (calf) and Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This news should come as no surprise as Calderon isn't targeting a return until late-November, and Bargnani remains without an official return date. Shane Larkin has been filling in as the team's point guard with Calderon sidelined, but his contributions to the stat sheet have been minimal. Iman Shumpert however, has taken full advantage of the extended opportunity, and is currently averaging 13.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers a game, and given how he has endeared himself to coach Derek Fisher with his defense, he'll likely remain a key rotation player even upon Calderon's eventual return. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 1:41 pm
  • Mo Williams awful despite no Rubio
    Mo Williams came off the bench and missed all five of his shots for two points and six assists in 14 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Zach LaVine started again at point guard and played a team-high 34 minutes, but hit just 2-of-9 shots for eight points, nine assists and three turnovers. The Wolves were outmatched by the Rockets tonight and Flip Saunders rested Mo-Will, Thaddeus Young and Kevin Martin. Williams should be better than this on most nights, but it does look like they're prepared to roll with LaVine until Rubio returns. If you picked up Williams and can dump him for LaVine, it makes sense. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 10:58 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe gets benched late on Wed.
    Eric Bledsoe did not play down the stretch against the Nets on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers.

    Advice: The turnovers were probably why he was benched while Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas were too hot to take out of the lineup. The Suns have a lot of depth in the backcourt, so just about any guard on their roster will have a bad night here and there. Bledsoe should bounce back on Friday against the Hornets. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 10:17 pm
  • Dwyane Wade has a mild hammy tweak
    Dwyane Wade had a minor hamstring tweak in first half on Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: He went to the bench to get some stretching in, but it didn't seem to affect him throughout the game. Wade finished with 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes. We'd consider him probable to play on Friday against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 9:38 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Cha
  • Jrue Holiday has a nice game vs. LAL
    Jrue Holiday made 8-of-17 from the field for 17 points with one rebound, five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's hit his stride on offense with at least 15 points, one triple and five dimes in each of his last four games. The Pelicans are playing with some nice pace and Holiday has great weapons around him in the starting lineup, so he should be a must-start guy as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 12, 9:30 pm
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.