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  • Austin Rivers gets his revenge
    Austin Rivers scored 17 points off the bench against the Pelicans on Friday with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game? THE REVENGE GAME?!! Rivers was basically jettisoned by the Pelicans at the 2015 trade deadline last year, so this was probably the main landmark on Narrative Street of the season. We'll need to see him do it again when he's not going against a team that essentially cut him. Today, 1:05 am
  • Lance Stephenson scores 10 points
    Lance Stephenson scored 10 points against the Pelicans on Friday, adding five rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: It was his best game as a Clipper. Stephenson hasn't exactly been fundamentally sound in the past couple seasons, so hopefully this is a start of good things on the way. Of course, there's almost no way you can pick him up in almost any league until he strings together 3-5 decent games. Today, 12:59 am
  • Dante Cunningham scores two points
    Dante Cunningham played 20 minutes during a 111-90 loss to the Clippers on Friday with five rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: He's likely looking at more minutes at power forward with Anthony Davis (knee) getting hurt tonight. Davis shouldn't be out for long with no structural damage, so Cunningham is only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. He has a low usage rate anyway. Today, 12:53 am
  • Ish Smith scores 15 points with 10 dimes
    Ish Smith stayed hot on Friday with 15 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one turnover in Friday against the Clippers.

    Advice: The Pelicans have a back-to-back set coming up on Saturday, so expect Smith to get a start against the Jazz. It's a sub-par matchup, but Smith is just too good to bench. In his last five, he averaged 17.4 points, 5.0 boards, 9.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.6 treys. Even though his outlook isn't quite as rosy, he's a must-own player until further notice. Today, 12:46 am
  • Alonzo Gee gets 33 minutes
    Alonzo Gee scored two points with six rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 33 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Even with all this playing time, Gee is likely going to see his minutes come down once Tyreke Evans (knee) returns. That should happen within the next 1-3 games. Today, 12:44 am
  • Kosta Koufos has another dub-dub
    Kosta Koufos double-doubled against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points, 13 rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He's created plenty of separation from Willie Cauley-Stein and Koufos could hold some value while DeMarcus Cousins (back) is healthy too. If you need a center, give him a look. Trill had six points and three rebounds in 25 minutes. Today, 12:20 am
  • Acy starts the second half
    Quincy Acy started the second half on Friday and finished with one point, one board and three fouls in nine minutes.

    Advice: Cool. Acy will not be logging much time and shouldn't be owned anywhere. Today, 12:07 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. Today, 12:06 am
  • Mario Chalmers plays just 11 minutes
    Mario Chalmers had a rough outing during a 116-101 loss to the Hawks on Friday, scoring three points with one rebound, two assists and five turnovers in 11 minutes.

    Advice: The Memphis fans were not chanting MVP after this one. Chalmers' arrow is basically pointing straight down and he can be dropped in most leagues. Yesterday, 11:59 pm
  • Matt Barnes has another nice start
    Matt Barnes was solid again in a start on Friday with 15 points, two rebounds and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Zach Randolph has missed five games, but he's been a game-time call for each one. If Barnes is still sitting on your wire, there's still not much incentive to pick him up. The Grizzlies do play Philly on Sunday, so maybe Barnes gets another start. Yesterday, 11:54 pm
  • Kent Bazemore scores 14 points
    Kent Bazemore returned from a five-game absence on Friday with 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: That's a nice return for Bazemore, who was struggling before his ankle sprain last week. He was absolutely rolling earlier this month, so he should probably be owned in all leagues after this solid effort. Yesterday, 11:43 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 12 points in 22 minutes
    Jameer Nelson was one of three Denver players to hit double figures in the scoring department during Friday's loss to the Spurs, scoring 12 points to go with two assists, two 3-pointers, one rebound and a turnover in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Nelson had scored in the single digits in his previous four outings, and his averages of 7.2 points, 4.3 assists and 0.9 three-pointers per game tell the story of his non-existent fantasy value. Randy Foye earned 22 minutes but only managed to put up six points, three assists, one rebound, two steals and two turnovers. While Mike Miller logged a season-high 20 minutes but only managed to produce three points, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and three turnovers. None of these guys are worth owning in most leagues. Yesterday, 11:03 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. Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Gary Harris scores just five points in loss
    Gary Harris came back to earth on Friday, scoring just five points on 2-of-4 shooting to go with three assists, one rebound, one steal and two turnovers through 25 minutes of action.

    Advice: Harris had been on fire up to this point, scoring in double figures in his previous five outings, but a matchup with the Spurs (No. 1 defense in the league) can have this affect upon younger players. The Nuggets are going through a rebuild, so Harris playing time and starter status should be safe after just one off-night, and we'd recommend holding on to Gary as he should bounce-back on Saturday with a favorable matchup against the Mavericks. Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Lavoy Allen has nice effort off bench
    Lavoy Allen scored 12 points off the bench in 27 minutes against the Bulls on Friday, adding 10 rebounds and two blocks.

    Advice: He picked up some extra run with Jordan Hill (back) out tonight. Myles Turner (hand) is out and Hill has numerous back injuries in his career, so Allen could have some extra playing time headed his way. He's a low upside player most nights, so he's only a short-term add in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 9:38 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. Yesterday, 4:39 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. Yesterday, 3:31 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will start on Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will play and start vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He missed five straight games for the Hawks, but he was playing really well prior to going down and should be picked up in most leagues to see if he can keep it going. Thabo Sefolosha is expected to return to the bench on Friday, while Justin Holiday and Lamar Patterson should lose some minutes as well. Yesterday, 10:09 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This is the first time Bazemore has received the questionable tag since sustaining the ankle injury, so it looks like he's nearing a return to the court. Owners can expect another update following Friday morning's shootaround. Thabo Sefolosha’s value will take a hit upon the return of Bazemore. Thursday, 3:12 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
  • Waiver-wire wonder Ish Smith drops 20-5-11
    Ish Smith was special yet again during a 120-114 win over the Suns on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: How can coach Alvin Gentry take this guy out of the lineup when Tyreke Evans comes back? He was 9-of-16 from the field tonight and has been marvelous over his last five, averaging 17.0 points, 4.8 boards, 9.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 treys on 51.4 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. If you have him, you can't cut him until he slows down. Will that even happen? Wednesday, 11:00 pm
  • Mario Chalmers cooling off now
    Mario Chalmers cooled off against the Rockets on Wednesday with six points, three rebounds and five assists.

    Advice: That's not a bad line, but Chalmer's beginner's luck has worn out. He has some value in deeper leagues, though. Wednesday, 10:24 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
  • Kosta Koufos has nice game filling in
    Kosta Koufos was terrific in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Wednesday with 14 points, nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He did a solid job of defending the bigs on the inside and fared well on the offensive end. Koufos has been putting up some solid production and may have close to top-100 value while Demarcus Cousins (back) is day-to-day. Wednesday, 9:11 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
  • 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
  • Kosta Koufos will start Wednesday vs. Bucks
    Kosta Koufos will enter the starting lineup for Wednesday's games against the Bucks with DeMarcus Cousins (back) unavailable.

    Advice: Rajon Rondo, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay and Willie Cauley-Stein will join Koufos in the starting five for tonight's matchup in Milwaukee. Koufos is an okay punt play in DFS, but Gay and Rondo will be the true beneficiaries with Cousins sidelined. Plan accordingly. Wednesday, 3:48 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
  • Kent Bazemore, Tiago Splitter out again
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) and Tiago Splitter (hip) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll likely be Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup again. Sefolosha is coming off a wonderful 15-point game and the Hawks will likely be using him on Andrew Wiggins a lot. He's certainly in play for DFS tonight, but don't expect a repeat performance. Lamar Patterson should get some burn, too. Wednesday, 2:37 pm
  • 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
  • Mario Chalmers scores 14 with 5 steals
    Mario Chalmers came off the bench and hit 4-of-7 shots for 14 points, two assists and five steals in 22 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Super Mario is actually trying to live up to his nickname since being traded to the Grizzlies, and is averaging 15 points, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 3-pointers in 20 minutes per game over his last five. If you need a guard and those numbers are appealing, think about grabbing him in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Matt Barnes scores 14 in start for Z-Bo
    Matt Barnes got a spot start for the Grizzlies on Tuesday, as Zach Randolph missed his third straight game with a sore knee.

    Advice: Barnes racked up a nice line of 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals on 5-of-14 shooting, and also knocked down three 3-pointers. Randolph should be nearing a return, but Barnes has quietly scored in double figures in three straight games. Once Z-Bo is back in action, Barnes will take a hit. Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Matt Barnes will start on Tuesday vs. Dallas
    Matt Barnes will start on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks and JaMychal Green will return to the bench.

    Advice: Zach Randolph (knee) will not play on Tuesday, so Barnes is set to see a lot of minutes tonight. Barnes has played 31 or more minutes in the last two games that Randolph sat out, so he's worth a look for anyone in need of short-term value. Tuesday, 4:59 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) practices on Tuesday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) practiced on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley is on track to play Wednesday, although interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that Jason Terry will still be the starting point guard upon Beverley's return. JET as the starting point is not a trend that's likely to continue once Beverley is fully up to speed, but this is very bad news for Ty Lawson owners as his minutes will head even further south with Patrick active. Beverley won't score a lot of points, but he should be able to do enough with steals and 3-pointers to warrant a roster spot in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 12:13 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores 10 points
    Kosta Koufos scored 10 points in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) was hurt tonight, so perhaps Koufos gets put in the starting lineup. He's clearly outplaying Willie Cauley-Stein and is worth a speculative add for owners needing some short term help with their big men. Monday, 8:33 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
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Tuesday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it should be noted that he didn't practice on Monday. Bazemore's ankle is progressing and he said on Saturday that he is taking it "day by day", so hopefully we will see him back on the court later in the week. Thabo Sefolosha will benefit the most with Bazemore out, but Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will likely stay in the rotation as well. Monday, 6:14 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
  • Pat Beverley up in the air for Wednesday
    Pat Beverley (ankle) will go through practice on Tuesday and coach B.J. Bickerstaff said "we'll see" regarding his status for Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rockets rested Beverley on Monday after they gave him extra work on Sunday. Beverley will likely be in the starting lineup and should find minutes in the mid 20s. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Monday, 12:46 pm
  • Kent Bazemore doesn't practice on Monday
    Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer said that he would know more on Bazemore Tuesday's status closer to gametime vs. Boston, so that is at least a positive indication that Bazemore is progressing. If he can't give it a go, Thabo Sefolosha, Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will help to fill the void. Monday, 10:38 am
  • Ish Smith fills up boxscore in Sunday's win
    Ish Smith came off the Pelicans' bench for 17 points, nine boards, eight assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers in Sunday's home win.

    Advice: Smith is giving New Orleans a nice spark whether he's coming off the bench or starting in place of Jrue Holiday (23 minutes), and he's worth owning as long as Holiday's medical restrictions are in place. In the past four games, he's averaging 16.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists in 33.3 minutes. Not too shabby. Sunday, 6:04 pm
  • Alonzo Gee plays well in 38 minutes vs. Suns
    Alonzo Gee started at SF again on Sunday and posted eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals, with only one turnover in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Gee seems to have locked up the starting job in Tyreke Evans' absence, as Luke Babbitt (four points in eight minutes) failed to capitalize on five starts earlier in the year. Gee benefited from the frenetic pace of Sunday's game, and isn't worth owning with Tyreke Evans (knee) nearing a return. Sunday, 6:03 pm
  • Mario Chalmers has a minor right foot issue
    Mario Chalmers scored six points in 2-of-10 from the field against the Spurs on Saturday, adding two rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: He did have an injury to his right foot, but didn't need to miss time. Chalmers was leading the NBA in offensive rating, defensive rating and net rating earlier this week, but he's cooled off in his last two. He should not have a big bump from his Miami days and is more of a 14-team player. Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • Kent Bazemore is taking it day by day
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) said in an interview during the Hawks broadcast that he is "taking it day by day" to get over his ankle injury.

    Advice: Bazemore was getting in some work prior to Saturday's game vs. the Cavs and looked good, so his return may not be that far off. The Hawks don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Celtics, so he should be considered questionable for that contest. Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha will stay relevant until Bazemore returns. Saturday, 5:30 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. Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • Kent Bazemore will return soon?
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Saturday and said he should return "soon."

    Advice: This doesn't mean much, but Bazemore likely will miss at least a couple more games. It'll likely be Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup, but the value has been going to Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha. Saturday, 2:55 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. Saturday, 12:51 pm
  • Austin Rivers plays 22 minutes
    Austin Rivers played 22 minutes on Friday with 10 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal against the Blazers.

    Advice: Now that J.J. Redick and Chris Paul are back, Rivers becomes a much less appealing fantasy play. Plus, when Paul Pierce returns, Rivers will probably only see minutes in the teens. Saturday, 12:33 am
  • Lance Stephenson scores two in start
    Lance Stephenson started on Friday against the Blazers with two points, one assist and one rebound in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He started for Paul Pierce (rest) after a DNP-CD on Thursday. Stephenson will probably be a DNP-CD when Pierce returns. Saturday, 12:32 am
  • Gary Harris scores career-high 20 points
    Gary Harris scored a career-high 20 points against the Suns on Friday with two rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't on the court when the Suns exploded and he had the highest net rating on the team in the fourth quarter, so chances are coach Mike Malone isn't angry with Harris. He's scored at least 15 points in each of his last three and is creeping onto the radar in standard leagues. Friday, 11:13 pm
  • Matt Barnes logs season-high 34 minutes
    Matt Barnes logged a season-high 34 minutes during Friday's win over the Rockets, putting up 12 points, seven boards, two assists, one 3-pointer, three steals and one turnover.

    Advice: Barnes is capable of producing at a mid-round level when he earns minutes in the 30s, but tonight's high-minute total was more so the result of Zach Randolph (sore knee) being sidelined than anything else. We don't expect Randolph to be out very long given that he's dealing with nothing more than a sore knee, so Barnes doesn't make for a very attractive pickup in most formats. He will, however, be someone to consider in DFS on the days Randolph sits. Friday, 10:15 pm
  • Mario Chalmers cools off in win over Houston
    Mario Chalmers torrid streak in a Memphis jersey came to an end on Friday, as he connected on just 2-of-9 shots on his way to 10 points, four boards, three assists and one steal through 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: Chalmers did manage to connect on all six of his free throw attempts, which has been a strong point for Rio as of late, but the minutes were the lowest amount he's received while wearing a Grizzlies uniform. Still, he's been quite good since his arrival in Memphis, owning averages of 16.5 points, 1.8 three-pointers and 1.5 steals per game on 43.8 percent shooting from the field and 93.9 percent from the stripe, so he's worth holding onto to see if he can bounce-back during Saturday's game against the Spurs. Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Hot Ish: Smith drops 17 and 13
    Ish Smith was terrific off the bench against the Spurs on Friday with 17 points, four rebounds, 13 assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He made 7-of-10 from the field for his best game of the season. Smith is playing too well to be pulled out of the rotation, but he's likely going to lose minutes once Tyreke Evans (knee) comes back. His owners should probably hold tight unless there is a hot free agent out there that won't last. Friday, 9:56 pm
  • Lance Stephenson will start Friday vs. POR
    Lance Stephenson will start against the Trail Blazers on Friday with Paul Pierce (rest, old) unavailable.

    Advice: Stephenson is averaging a meager 6.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a starter on 37.3 percent shooting from the field, so he remains a negligible option in all leagues despite the start. Friday, 7:01 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Saturday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be Bazemore's third consecutive game on the shelf and it's a little worrying that they ruled him this early. We know that his ankle injury isn't minor, and timetable hasn't been established for his return. In the meantime, the Hawks will move forward with Justin Holiday, Thabo Sefolosha and Lamar Patterson all contributing on the wings. Friday, 11:04 am
  • Lance Stephensn DNP-CD
    Lance Stephenson was a DNP-CD on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He looked like he was talking some trash to the Warriors on the bench, so at least he has that going for him. Stephenson has no value. Thursday, 10:49 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 10 points off bench
    Austin Rivers scored 10 points off the bench against the Warriors on Thursday with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Even with Chris Paul back, Rivers still saw plenty of minutes with the Clippers going with a lot of three-guard lineups. J.J. Redick (back) could make it back for Friday, so Rivers doesn't have much value going forward. Thursday, 10:40 pm
  • Kosta Koufos plays 25 minutes
    Kosta Koufos played 25 minutes in the starting lineup on Thursday with six points and seven boards.

    Advice: He had three fouls in the first quarter to send him to the bench early. Koufos had a lot of easy looks and didn't shoot the ball well, making 3-of-8 from the field and missing both free throws. With DeMarcus Cousins returning, there's no reason to add Koufos. Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 16 points
    Omri Casspi scored 16 points in the starting lineup on Thursday with six rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He was 7-of-11 from the field and missed all four shots from the line. Casspi started at the three because DeMarcus Cousins was suspended, but he would likely stick in the starting lineup if Rudy Gay (shoulder) needs to miss time. He's a very solid speculative add in standard leagues while we await the word of Gay's prognosis. Thursday, 7:17 pm
  • Quincy Acy will return to the bench on Thurs
    Quincy Acy will return to the bench for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Acy started on Wednesday, put failed to score through his 16 minutes of action, which pretty much sums up his non-existent fantasy value. Leave him on the wire. Thursday, 4:07 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start at the three
    Omri Casspi will start at small forward on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Kings used a small-ball lineup in three of their four games without DeMarcus Cousins and the one exception was against the Memphis Grizzlies -- a big team. Casspi should see a ton of minutes with Rudy Gay logging lots of his playing time at power forward tonight, making him a nice option in DFS. Thursday, 4:06 pm
  • Kosta Koufos, Omri Casspi starting vs. Miami
    Kosta Koufos and Omri Casspi will enter the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Heat, sending Quincy Acy back to the bench.

    Advice: The Kings will roll out a starting five of Rajon Rondo, Ben McLemore, Casspi, Rudy Gay and Koufos. Gay and Rondo make for the most attractive DFS targets. Thursday, 4:01 pm
  • Omri Casspi expected to start on Thursday
    George Karl said that he's planning on starting Omri Casspi at small forward for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Karl is planning on sliding Rudy Gay over to power forward and inserting Kosta Koufos into the starting center slot, which allows Casspi to start at small forward. Casspi is pretty hit-or-miss, but he'll see enough opportunity tonight with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) on the sidelines to warrant a punt play in daily leagues. Thursday, 3:24 pm
  • Kosta Koufos likely to start on Thursday
    George Karl said that he'll probably start Kosta Koufos at center for Thursday night's matchup against the Heat with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) unavailable.

    Advice: Karl said that he's planning on starting Omri Casspi at the three, sliding Rudy Gay over to the four-spot with Koufos at center. Koufos isn't really a stat sheet stuffer, and with a tough matchup against the Heat, he'll make for a risky DFS option. Rudy Gay, however, owns a 29.4 usage rate sans Boogie, so he's going to be very busy on offense and will make for a quality DFS target tonight. Thursday, 3:22 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 18 pts w/ Jrue Holiday out
    Ish Smith started again on Wednesday and notched 18 points, three rebounds and six assists in a road loss the Thunder.

    Advice: He shot 8-of-20 from the field with no defensive stats, but also committed just one turnover in 34 minutes. This was Smith's third start of the season -- in the first two he averaged 12.5 points, 1.5 triples, 6.0 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.5 steals. He's a great DFS play whenever Jrue Holiday is rested, and is worth holding in most leagues until Holiday's medical restrictions are lifted. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Quincy Acy starts, doesn't score
    Quincy Acy did not score in 16 minutes during a start against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He added one rebound, one assist and one block. Acy doesn't have value in almost any league. Although, he does have something in common with Kristaps Porzingis because the Madison Square Garden crowd has chanted "MVP" for both guys. Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Lavoy Allen logs 19 minutes in fill-in start
    With George Hill (illness) out on Wednesday, Lavoy Allen had seven points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes as a fill-in starter.

    Advice: "[Allen] is just one of those guys who does everything right," said coach Frank Vogel. "He’s a big, strong body that you can’t post him up, you can’t pound him, you can’t beat him on the glass. I think he’s one of those glue guys that makes everybody better." His glue-guy status hasn't yielded fantasy value this season, unfortunately, and he should remain unowned in typical leagues. Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • Quincy Acy surprise starter over Cauley-Stein
    Quincy Acy was a surprise starter for the Kings on Wednesday, sending Willie Cauley-Stein to the bench.

    Advice: Cauley-Stein was originally expected to start, but Acy matches up better vs. the Hawks' 3-point-capable frontcourt. He's a defensive specialist and rebounder who doesn't offer fantasy upside even when spot-starting at PF. Wednesday, 5:15 pm
  • Lavoy Allen starting, Chase Budinger to bench
    Lavoy Allen will start and Chase Budinger will move to the bench against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Well, the 76ers decided to move Nerlens Noel to the bench to match up with the Pacers, so that may change the plan here. Allen isn't a high-volume player and doesn't block shots, so he's not a strong player to use in daily fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 2:35 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain isn't a minor one and he should miss more games going forward. The Hawks started Tiago Splitter on Tuesday, but he was somewhat useless in 12 minutes. It'll likely be Thabo Sefolsha stepping up. Wednesday, 12:45 pm
  • Gary Harris scores 16 points
    Gary Harris scored 16 points in 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He saw a lot of minutes at small forward tonight. As nice as this game is, you have to take it with a grain of salt due to how the game went on both sides. He's obviously behind Will Barton in the pecking order now and he did play 11 minutes just two games ago. He'll need to do it again. Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Jameer Nelson gets hot late
    Jameer Nelson scored 16 points against the Pelicans on Tuesday with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was sizzling to put this game away. Nelson is getting a decent amount of playing time next to Emmanuel Mudiay with the Nuggets playing a lot of smaller lineups. Nelson isn't quite a strong pickup in standard leagues, but owners in need of a 3-point shooting PG could do worse. Tuesday, 10:25 pm
  • Dante Cunningham gets big minutes at center
    Dante Cunningham played 31 minutes against the Nuggets with 11 points, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: He saw most of his minutes at center because Anthony Davis (shoulder) got hurt, Omer Asik (illness) didn't play, and Alexis Ajinca was a no show. Cunningham isn't exactly a stat factory, but the Pelicans would have no choice but to give him shots if AD is out. He's worth a speculative add in 16-team leagues right now. Tuesday, 9:54 pm
  • Ish Smith logs 38 minutes, scores 13
    Ish Smith played 38 minutes against the Nuggets on Tuesday with 13 points, three rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer on 6-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: The Pelicans are so thin that Smith actually played next to Jrue Holiday for 12.2 minutes. They even had a lineup of Smith, Toney Douglas and Eric Gordon out there for 7.8 minutes. Smith should have another month of value and he would see a small uptick if Anthony Davis needed to miss time. Tuesday, 9:51 pm
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