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  • Cody Zeller returned to action on Sunday November 29. Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky returned to action on Sunday November 29. Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • Evan Fournier plays 20 minutes vs. BOS
    Evan Fournier (hip) played just 20 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday, scoring nine points with three boards, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: The Magic were in control of this game from the start and easily bested the Celtics, so they were able to limit Fournier's minutes since he was considered questionable to play with a sore hip. Victor Oladipo has really stepped up his play off the bench, but Fournier has been one of coach Scott Skiles' favorite players this season and his role should be relatively safe. His fantasy arrow is pointing down after a blistering start to the campaign, but he's still a must-own player in standard leagues. The Magic will take on the Wolves on Wednesday. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Ellis scores 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting
    Monta Ellis scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting on Sunday against the Lakers with six assists, three boards, one 3-pointer and four turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Considering the competition he was up against, his owners should be a little disappointed with this stat line. The Lakers' opponents were averaging 88.2 shots per game (second-most in the league behind the Bulls) prior to Sunday, so it's a little odd that Ellis had just seven field goal attempts. The mercurial guard hasn't been a top-100 player on a per-game basis in standard leagues yet, but he should get it going soon and is a decent buy-low target. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Jordan Hill scores six points with 10 boards
    Jordan Hill (back) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday vs. the Lakers and scored six points with 10 boards (three offensive) and one assist in 20 minutes.

    Advice: It had to feel good for him to get the win over his old squad, and he did mention before the game that his back is doing a lot better. Hill's hustle and offensive rebounding has earned him a consistent role off the Pacers' bench, but he isn't going to be a reliable fantasy asset while he is only seeing minutes in the low 20s. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Report: Wizards to sign center Ryan Hollins
    The Wizards have reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent C Ryan Hollins.

    Advice: Nene recently aggravated his strained left calf, so Hollins will serve as emergency depth behind Marcin Gortat at center. There's no reason to approach Hollins for fantasy purposes. Yesterday, 9:49 pm
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  • Paul George drops 39 points with five treys
    Paul George stayed hot in a win over the woeful Lakers on Sunday with 39 points, four boards, one assist, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The NBA keeps on waiting for George to slow down, but he just won't quit and has now led the Pacers to a four-game win streak and they are currently sitting in second place in the East. Additionally, George connected on a season-high 14 free throws on 17 attempts which is just one away from his career high. The Pacers are off until Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers, so George should be fresh and ready to go for that showdown. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi scores eight with 10 boards
    Ian Mahinmi played well with eight points, 10 boards, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Lakers intentionally put him on the charity stripe in the fourth quarter and he responded by sinking four straight free throws. He was shooting just 35.3 percent from the stripe coming into Sunday's game, so it was nice to see him step up when it mattered the most. Mahinmi has been a pleasant surprise this season and his game has come a long away, but he's a low-end asset at best. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Roy Hibbert nearly double-doubles in loss
    Roy Hibbert nearly double-doubled against the Pacers on Sunday with eight points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He desperately wanted to beat his old team tonight and he played with a lot of effort, but Jordan Hill and Ian Mahinmi got the best of him in this matchup. Hibbert has been a top-80 player in standard leagues despite averaging less than 27.0 minutes per game, but you have to wonder what kind of role he will have down the stretch considering the Lakers are at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. Hibbert is on an expiring deal and he has a history of fading during the second half of the season, so it makes sense to sell high if you can. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson double-doubles in loss to IND
    Jordan Clarkson double-doubled in a loss to the Pacers on Sunday with 22 points and a career-high 10 rebounds.

    Advice: The impressive second-year player also added six assists, one steal and two treys, and he has now scored 19 or more points in three of his last four games. Clarkson has benefited from a little extra playing time due to Lou Williams' (personal) absence, but he's easily been the best player on the Lakers this season and his role is only going to grow. Expect the Lakers to prioritize his development with their eyes starting to look towards the draft lottery. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Nick Young scores 22 points in 2nd half
    After going scoreless in the first half, Nick Young erupted after the break and finished with 22 points, two boards, one assist and six 3-pointers in 27 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The Lakers couldn't generate any offense in the first half, but Young stepped up down the stretch and certainly wasn't shy on offense with 14 shot attempts on the night. Swaggy P was held to single-digit scoring in his previous four games, so we would need to see him do this again before we can recommend an add in most leagues. He's a low-end 3-point specialist until further notice, but he could benefit if Kobe Bryant goes down at some point this season. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Kobe Bryant scores 13 points on 20 shots
    Kobe Bryant scored 13 points on 4-of-20 shooting with four boards, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes in a loss to the Pacers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Black Mamba announced earlier in the day that he would retire after the 2015-16 season, so it would've been nice to see him play a little better. The Staples Center went nuts when he hit a clutch 3-pointer to keep the Lakers in striking distance, but he airballed his next 3-pointer which would have tied the game with just seconds remaining. It's been a tough year for Kobe, and things likely won't be getting any easier for his fantasy owners. He will be a volatile asset to own moving forward. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores seven on 3-of-12 FGs
    The Suns prevailed in Toronto on Sunday despite a poor game from Markieff Morris, who scored seven points on 3-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: Kieff added eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 23 minutes of action. He blew up last Monday with 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting, but excluding that game his season average is 37.1 percent from the field. That's easily the worst mark of his career, and he should probably be benched in standard leagues until he shows sustained improvement. Yesterday, 6:26 pm
  • Kobe Bryant will play on Sunday vs. IND
    Kobe Bryant will play vs. the Pacers on Sunday night.

    Advice: He announced that he will retire after the 2015-16 season earlier today, so the atmosphere in the Staples Center should be electrifying. This is the second game of a back-to-back set for the Lakers and Bryant played 34 minutes on Saturday, so it will be interesting to see how his body holds up throughout the game. Yesterday, 4:50 pm
  • Kobe says that this will be his last season
    Kobe Bryant said that this will be his last season in the NBA.

    Advice: The five-time NBA champion has had a legendary career, but Father Time has gotten the best of him this season and it makes sense for him to call it a career at the conclusion of the 2015-16 campaign. The 37-year-old's status for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers is still up in the air, but the atmosphere is going to be pretty ridiculous if he decides to suit up. Yesterday, 3:56 pm
  • Cody Zeller picks up four fouls in 16 minutes
    Cody Zeller started the second-half of Sunday's win over the Bucks with Al Jefferson going down with a calf injury, but only managed to put up two points, one rebound and one assist in 16 minutes of play.

    Advice: He also tallied four fouls in his 16 minutes of playing time, which is kind of impressive. Zeller is not a stat sheet stuffer and he struggles to even produce marginal stats when given the minutes, so while his playing time could go up if Jefferson is forced to miss time, he doesn't warrant a pickup in most formats. Yesterday, 3:47 pm
  • Evan Turner is not on the injury report
    Evan Turner is not on the injury report prior to Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He left Friday's game vs. the Wizards with an apparent eye injury, but it was considered very minor and he shouldn't have any limitations tonight. Yesterday, 2:47 pm
  • Evan Fournier (hip) will start Sunday vs. BOS
    Evan Fournier (sore hip) will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Head coach Scott Skiles said he really didn't think Fournier was going to be able to play today, but after receiving treatment he has been cleared by the Magic's medical staff, and will give it a go. Elfrid Payton, Tobias Harris, Channing Frye and Nikola Vucevik’ll join him in the starting unit. Go ahead and get him active. Yesterday, 1:25 pm
  • Jordan Hill (back) a game-time decision Sun
    Jordan Hill (back) went through shootaround, but he remains a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Hill did say his back was feeling better after going through shootaround, but we're not likely going to have another update until after he goes through pregame warmups. If he's not able to play, more minutes will fall to Lavoy Allen with Paul George likely spending some additional time at the four-spot. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 12:05 pm
  • Derrick Favors (personal) returns to practice
    Derrick Favors (personal) was back with the Jazz during Sunday's practice, and he will likely return to the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Favors received an excused absence from Saturday's game, and there's no reason to believe he won't be on the floor on Monday, as the Jazz look to hand the Dubs their first loss of the season. Favor's return will do no favors for the fantasy value of Trevor Booker. Yesterday, 11:56 am
  • Cody Zeller, Frank Kaminsky will play Sunday
    Cody Zeller (right shoulder contusion) and Frank Kaminsky (back) will play on Sunday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Zeller has been losing playing time to Kaminsky lately, so he isn't worth using in most leagues. The good news is that his shoulder is fine, so Marvin Williams won't have to log a ton of minutes at power forward on Sunday. Yesterday, 9:30 am
  • Frank Kaminsky (back spasms) will play Sun
    Frank Kaminsky (back spasms) will play vs. the Bucks on Sunday.

    Advice: Frank the Tank is slowly earning the trust of his coaches and he has played slightly less than 20 minutes per game over his last five. He is on the radar in very deep leagues, but he will need a lot more playing time if he wants to become a factor in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:30 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 19 points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson played well on Saturday vs. the Blazers, scoring 19 points with four assists, three boards, four steals and two treys in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He was the best Laker on the floor tonight and it's been that way for most of the season as well. Clarkson will have more responsibility on Sunday against the Pacers with Lou Williams (personal) out and Kobe Bryant's status up in the air, so owners in DFS should give him a serious look. For those of you in season-long leagues, Clarkson's value should only improve as the year goes on as one of the few building blocks on the roster. Saturday, 10:17 pm
  • Kobe Bryant plays 34 minutes, iffy for Sunday
    Kobe Bryant scored 21 points on 7-of-20 shooting against the Blazers on Saturday with two boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Both Kobe and head coach Byron Scott wouldn't commit to whether or not he would play against the Pacers on Sunday, but the 37-year-old admitted that his legs were dead in the fourth quarter. The Black Mamba was much better tonight after shooting 1-of-14 against the Warriors on Tuesday, but he still can't get much separation on his jump shots and is starting to become predictable on the offensive end. We'll have an update on Sunday morning, but don't count on Kobe playing. If he sits, Metta World Peace will likely draw the start. Saturday, 10:06 pm
  • Derrick Favors (personal) out for Saturday
    Derrick Favors (personal) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He received an excused absence and hopefully everything is OK with Favors. While he's out, it'll likely be Trevor Booker is likely going to start despite his awful season -- Trey Lyles could wind up starting again, too. Expect to see more of Joe Ingles, but Booker is probably your best bet in DFS. Saturday, 4:24 pm
  • Jordan Hill (back) questionable for Sunday
    Jordan Hill (back) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Revenge game? The Lakers benched Hill down the stretch last season to get more ping pong balls for the draft lottery, so Hill will definitely want to make some noise on Sunday. He wasn't able to practice on Saturday, so we likely won't know his status until after the team's shootaround. Lavoy Allen should see solid minutes if Hill can't play while Paul George will see more time at the four. Saturday, 11:09 am
  • Fournier (sore hip) questionable for Sunday
    Evan Fournier (sore hip) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Fournier missed 18 games in a row during the 2014-15 season due to a hip injury, so this is a little worrying. There's still no word on the severity of the issue, but he suffered the injury on Friday vs. the Bucks and wasn't able to practice on Saturday. If Fournier is unable to play, it's possible that Victor Oladipo could step back into the starting lineup. We'll have an update after their shootaround on Sunday. Saturday, 10:49 am
  • Frank Kaminsky (back) questionable for Sunday
    Frank Kaminsky (back spasms) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Cody Zeller (shoulder) is also questionable for Sunday, so Marvin Williams could be forced to log some heavy minutes at the four. Kaminsky is picking up some momentum and has been stealing some of Zeller's minutes, so hopefully he can give it a go on Sunday. Saturday, 10:27 am
  • Cody Zeller (shoulder) questionable Sunday
    Cody Zeller (right shoulder contusion) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Zeller had surgery on his right shoulder back in April, but it isn't clear if these two issues are related. Zeller is currently losing ground to Frank Kaminsky (back) in the rotation, so this isn't encouraging for his outlook. Expect Marvin Williams to be very busy if Zeller can't play on Sunday. Saturday, 10:22 am
  • Kobe Bryant will not be benched by Scott
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that he would not consider benching Kobe Bryant for poor play.

    Advice: "I would never, never, never do that," Scott said on Friday. "That's not an option whatsoever. No, that's not an option." The Black Mamba is coming off the worst shooting performance of his career after he went 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, but his role is obviously still safe and he should have the green light going forward. However, his owners should leave him on their bench until he turns things around, and there's no telling if he ever will. Saturday, 8:51 am
  • Markieff Morris plays just 17 mins in blowout
    Markieff Morris played just 17 minutes during Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors, tallying 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with three boards, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: It's been an up-and-down season for Kieff, and while he's currently earning a career-high usage rate of 26.1, that just hasn't been translating to the stat sheet like it should. While tonight's dud can largely be attributed to the stellar defense of Draymond Green, Morris is still only putting up late-round value on the year behind averages of 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 40.5 percent shooting. Morris might not want to play in Phoenix, but it's tough to see him getting this much opportunity in another city. Saturday, 12:58 am
  • Paul George stays red hot, scores 33 points
    Paul George maintained his status as one of the hottest players on the planet during a 104-92 win over the Bulls on Friday, scoring 33 points with eight rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Don't look now, but the Pacers have the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference right now. George has been absolutely absurd as a jump shooter this season, posting a 52.6 effective field goal percentage on his 232 jumpers this year -- that's higher than his layups. If this isn't his peak value of the season, it's got to be close. Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Cody Zeller gets 15 minutes
    Cody Zeller played 15 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with seven points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: With the Hornets leaning more on Frank Kaminsky and giving Marvin Williams more minutes at the four, that meant less playing time for Zeller. He's only worth owning in deep leagues. Friday, 7:16 pm
  • Evan Turner leaves game with right eye injury
    Evan Turner left Friday's game against the Wizards with an apparent right eye injury, and did not return.

    Advice: Turner finished Friday's game with four points on 2-of-7 shooting to go with two boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 21 minutes of action. He was questionable to return, but with the Celtics blowing out the Wizards, there was no need for him to return to the court. The injury seemed relatively minor, but we'll be considering him questionable for Sunday's game against the Magic. Friday, 6:50 pm
  • Jordan Hill (back) out for Friday night
    Jordan Hill (back) will not play against the Bulls on Friday night.

    Advice: He's dealt with back injuries in his career before and must have aggravated it on Wednesday. With Hill out, we should see a lot of Paul George at the four. Lavoy Allen could also be looking at minutes in the mid 20s tonight. Friday, 4:26 pm
  • Kobe Bryant will play on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant will play against the Blazers on Saturday after putting in a limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: He is not expected to have a minutes cap for the road game and coach Byron Scott is open to suggestions on how to handle Bryant on back-to-back. Kobe is not getting to the basket at all anymore and it's led to him being the least efficient high-volume starter in the NBA. Friday, 11:39 am
  • Scott won't cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes
    Byron Scott said that he doesn't intend to cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes despite the fact that the Lakers own a record of 2-12, the worst in the Western Conference.

    Advice: "I haven't thought about reducing his role," Scott said. "I think his role is pretty defined for us right now. So is his minutes." Scott seems to be content playing Bryant around 30 minutes a night, despite the fact that Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field. "I am concerned about his shooting percentage and shots so far, but so far as knowing him the way I've known him and how long he's played in this league, I'm not worried about him finding it." Kobe's minutes will be safe will Scott at the helm, but owners in standard leagues could probably do better. Thursday, 12:11 pm
  • Byron Scott still confident in Kobe Bryant
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's confident Kobe Bryant can still play in the NBA.

    Advice: Though Bryant has struggled to start the 2015-16 season, Scott said he isn't too concerned about the veteran. "Obviously he's struggling right now with his shot, and I think everybody can see that," Scott said. "So it's trying to get him in better position to be able to have an opportunity to knock those shots down on a consistent basis. That's No. 1." Though Bryant is still capable of a big game here and there, he's hurting fantasy teams more than he's helping and isn't a must-own player in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:39 am
  • Derrick Favors scores 22 points in win
    Derrick Favors scored 22 points against the Clippers during a 102-92 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: While he didn't have his best defensive game with one-on-one defense, Favors lit it up with his shooting line of 10-of-15 from the field. He has seen exceptional growth as a shooter and isn't just a guy who can score from within three feet anymore. He has second-round value on the season and most signs point to him maintaining that value. Wednesday, 11:49 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores just eight points
    Markieff Morris scored eight points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with eight rebounds, three assists and one block.

    Advice: He only attempted 4-of-11 from the field. Morris had his best outing of the season while Eric Bledsoe was out in his last game, so perhaps that caused the sudden rise after basically a season-long slump. Still, he is worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Evan Turner starts 2nd half over Jae Crowder
    Evan Turner started the second half of Wednesday's game in place of Jae Crowder and finished with 16 points, nine boards, three assists and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Turner takes some offensive pressure off Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley, which was desirable after the Celtics' awful 40-point first half. Turner is a more appealing fantasy option when starting but this isn't likely to become a trend, so he remains a borderline option in 12-team leagues. Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • Evan Fournier shoots 1-of-9 in 21 minutes
    Evan Fournier shot just 1-of-9 from the field vs. New York, scoring three points with two rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: This makes two straight duds in a row for Fournier, but he's been one of Scott Skiles' favorites and it's hard to imagine him staying in the doghouse for long. His owners should keep the faith and deploy him as usual vs. the Bucks on Friday. Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Wednesday's practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled rest day for Bryant who logged 25 minutes during Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors. He has plenty of time to rest up for Saturday's game against the Blazers, but with the Lakers scheduled for a back-to-back set Saturday vs. Portland and Sunday vs. Indiana, there's a chance he sits out one of those games. Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field on the season, and he's not a must-own guy in standard leagues. Wednesday, 2:12 pm
  • Kobe Bryant says he could be averaging 35 PPG
    Kobe Bryant said he wasn't really all that worried about his current career-low shooting percentage (31.1 percent) following the Lakers blowout loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, and added that he could be averaging 35 points per game if he really wanted to.

    Advice: "I'm not really worried about it, honestly," Bryant said. "My shooting will be better. I could've scored 80 [Tuesday vs. Golden State]. It wouldn't have made a damn difference. We just have bigger problems. I could be out there averaging 35 points a game. We'd be what, 3-11? We've got to figure out how to play systematically in a position that's going to keep us in ballgames." Given that Kobe is currently shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field, he'd need roughly 50 shots a game to get to that 35 points per game averages, so he's right that that probably wouldn't be best for his team. He also missed a layup on his way to a 1-of-14 shooting performance Tuesday night, so 80 points seems a tad unrealistic. Wednesday, 6:27 am
  • Jordan Clarkson scores four points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson scored just four points on 2-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: It was easily the worst game of his season which is a shame because he averaged 18.0 points per game in his previous five outings. The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season and may shift gears and start looking towards the future (their draft pick is top-3 protected next summer), so Clarkson's value should rise as the season progresses. He deserves a pass for tonight's performance. Tuesday, 10:32 pm
  • Roy Hibbert scores two points in loss
    Roy Hibbert scored two points with six boards, one assist, one block and one steal on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The Lakers were blown out of this game which explains why Hibbert logged just 23 minutes. Even with tonight's dud he is still averaging 8.6 points, 7.2 boards and 1.6 blocks over his last five games, and he is actually still returning mid-round value. His wheels could fall off at any time and things could get interesting in Los Angeles if they decide to tank, so it's not the worst idea to float some trade offers around your league to see if you can get a mid-round asset in return. Tuesday, 10:27 pm
  • Monta Ellis quiet in win over Wizards
    Monta Ellis hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: He didn't hit a 3-pointer, but it's hard to be mad at him since teammates C.J. Miles and Paul George were on fire all night. After a bit of a hot streak, Ellis has calmed down again, scoring just 7, 12 and 10 points in each of his last three games. He is probably due to get hot again soon. Tuesday, 6:39 pm
  • Paul George scores season-high 40, 7 treys
    Paul George hit 14-of-19 shots and 7-of-8 3-pointers for a season-high 40 points to go along with eight boards, four assists and two steals in Tuesday's easy win over the Wizards.

    Advice: This was easily George's best game of the season and came on the heels of his recent comments about him feeling like he is better than he was prior to his leg injury. This might be a nice sell-high moment for George, but the small forward position is so thin and he's putting up big numbers, meaning you're probably just better off riding him out and hoping that he stays healthy all season. George's career high is 43 points. Tuesday, 6:36 pm
  • Paul George studied the game when he was out
    Paul George stated during a recent interview that he feels he's better now than he was before his gruesome leg injury.

    Advice: "I feel like I’m better. I think a year away from the game, you learn, you grow, regardless if I was on the court or not," George said. "You just get a chance to really observe and be a student of the game, at that point when you’re sitting out. So I think that was the little bit that I needed, the push that I needed. I worked hard that summer going into the season. Granted I got hurt, but I feel like that year away was what I needed to just learn." Paul George is currently putting up first-round value on the season, and there's no reason to believe he can't keep it up. Tuesday, 1:21 pm
  • Cody Zeller returned to action on Monday November 23. Monday, 11:26 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 28 points in loss
    Markieff Morris made 12-of-15 from the field for a season-high 28 points against the Spurs on Monday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: With Eric Bledsoe (knee) out, there were some shots to go around. Morris was one of the worst high-volume players on the season before tonight, but he was one of the best in a losing effort. Morris is coming off a 17-point game on Sunday and should be owned in all leagues after a disastrous start. He also took an elbow to the head, but he's OK. Monday, 10:26 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 11 with seven boards
    Derrick Favors scored 11 points with seven boards, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 30 minutes in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Considering the game was basically over at halftime, Favors' owners should be thrilled that he still played 30 minutes and turned in a decent line. Rudy Gobert went down with a tailbone contusion, but he should be fine moving forward and both players will need to be on top of their game for Wednesday's contest against the Clippers. Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 12 points
    Cody Zeller scored 12 points in 28 minutes against the Kings on Monday with six rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He played center in overtime over Al Jefferson. There is no word of an injury with Jefferson and maybe coach Steve Clifford just wanted to give Zeller a look with Big Al not looking like himself. Zeller is only a pickup in 16-team leagues. Monday, 9:12 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky plays down the stretch
    Frank Kaminsky played 21 minutes against the Kings on Monday with nine points, five boards and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played in overtime even with the Hornets being as healthy as they've been in over two weeks. Kaminsky is gaining the support of his coach and he should be getting more minutes going forward. Still, the inconsistency will make him someone standard league owners shouldn't be grabbing just yet. Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Evan Fournier scores 13 points
    Evan Fournier played just 23 minutes against the Cavs on Monday with 13 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: His shooting has been vital for the offensive spacing, so he's probably the safest bet to remain in the starting lineup. Fournier played his fewest minutes of the season tonight as coach Scott Skiles's wrath showed no bounds -- it almost never does. He is trending down, so the sell-high window is starting to close. Monday, 7:11 pm
  • Cody Zeller will play on Monday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) will play on Monday and come off the bench.

    Advice: That means there should be less minutes for a suddenly improving Frank Kaminsky. Zeller is likely looking at minutes close to 20 while Kaminsky is a much riskier play in DFS now. Monday, 2:32 pm
  • Evan Fournier didn't expect Magic extension
    Evan Fournier admitted that he did not expect to reach a contract extension with the Magic.

    Advice: The report states Fournier rejected a four-year, $32M offer in order to be on himself. "To be honest, I did not even expect to be extended," Fournier said. "I have confidence in myself and the season that I’ll have. The contract will take care of itself." Fournier worked out this offseason using track-and-field exercises to improve his stamina, and thus far it has clearly paid off. Although he is having a breakout season, Fournier still wants to improve. "I really have to rebound the ball better," Fournier said. "I’m 6-foot-7, a pretty big guard, so I should average at least six rebounds." With averages of 19.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.5 triples on 45.4 percent shooting, those fortunate enough to have Fournier would be thrilled if he could add any more. The breakout is real, and it's spectacular. Monday, 9:52 am
  • Jordan Clarkson takes over as backup PG
    Jordan Clarkson took over as the Lakers' backup PG on Sunday and finished with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, three 3-pointers, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Byron Scott wasn't thrilled with Lou Williams' performance as a reserve PG, so he tweaked his lineup to give Clarkson the ball when D'Angelo Russell sat. Clarkson played 35 minutes, just under his season high, and the added responsibilities should be a boon for his already-solid fantasy value. Nov 22, 9:13 pm
  • Roy Hibbert blocks four shots in loss to POR
    Roy Hibbert blocked four shots in Sunday's loss vs. Portland, adding seven points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He did a good job protecting the rim, as usual, but the Lakers' inability to contain penetration put an impossible amount of pressure on Hibbert. He's posted mid-round value on the strength of 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, and owners just have to hope that he doesn't have another mid-season meltdown this year. Nov 22, 9:12 pm
  • Markieff Morris' minutes increase vs Pelicans
    Markieff Morris made only 6-of-15 shots on Sunday but finished with 17 points, one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time was down over the past two games so this is a great sign for his frustrated owners -- Jeff Hornacek even left Morris on the court after an ill-advised technical foul in the fourth quarter. Hopefully he can keep this momentum going on Monday. Nov 22, 6:05 pm
  • Evan Turner plays well in 32 minutes Sunday
    Evan Turner finished Sunday's road loss with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes off the Celtics' bench.

    Advice: Turner's minutes should rise with Marcus Smart (leg) on the shelf for a few weeks, and he's worth a look as a low-end source of scoring, rebounds, assists and steals. His bench production will be even more important with Avery Bradley in the starting lineup -- other than Turner, Boston's reserves shot a combined 33.3 percent from the field. Nov 22, 5:43 pm
  • Evan Turner dealing with swelling in his knee
    Evan Turner said that he's been dealing with some swelling in his knee since the preseason, but he doesn't think it's a very big deal.

    Advice: Turner will play on Sunday, and he should see a nice minutes bump with Marcus Smart (leg) out for the next couple of weeks. Turner doesn’t seem very concerned about the knee, and neither are we. Nov 22, 2:01 pm
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) questionable for Monday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Zeller was able to go through practice on Sunday, so it's possible that he will be a game-time decision. Frank Kaminsky has been playing well for the Hornets off the bench, and he could see some nice playing time if Zeller sits again. To be clear, Zeller is only worth owning in very deep leagues. Nov 22, 9:46 am
  • Steve Clifford praises Frank Kaminsky
    Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said that Frank Kaminsky is getting more comfortable going up against smaller and quicker power forwards.

    Advice: "I think he has the agility once he gets more comfortable to play smaller, quicker power forwards," Clifford said. "He can score both inside and outside. He can really score in the post. We just don’t have a lot [of plays] for him down there yet. I think that he’ll be good enough to defend [smaller forwards] out on the perimeter and then take them down in the post and punish them." Frank the Tank has seen minutes in the low 20s over the past three games due to injuries to Cody Zeller (ankle) and P.J. Hairston (quad), so owners in deeper leagues should keep an eye on him to see if he can build some momentum. Nov 22, 8:00 am
  • Paul George scores 20 points in win vs. Bucks
    Paul George made 7-of-16 from the field for 20 points during a 123-86 win over the Bucks on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's his ninth-consecutive game with at least 20 points and he's also made at least three 3-pointers in four straight. George is locked-in as a 3-pointer shooter on the season, making 42.7 percent from deep. He's not getting into the paint quite as much, but his fantasy owners won't care as long as his shot keeps dropping. George looks like he was worth the risk for his aggressive fantasy owners. Nov 21, 6:44 pm
  • Ian Mahinmi slowing down a bit
    Ian Mahinmi scored four points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 22 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: His scoring numbers are way down and he's missed his last seven attempts from the line. Mahinmi is losing a lot of momentum after a nice run earlier this season, so he's a drop candidate. Nov 21, 6:40 pm
  • Jordan Hill crushes Bucks
    Jordan Hill scored a season-high 20 points against the Bucks on Saturday with 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block

    Advice: He was 9-of-10 from the field and killed the Bucks in the low-post. Hill had 10 of his points come in the final 13 minutes with the Pacers up at least 20, so this is a garbage time special. He's not a great add after this one. Nov 21, 6:33 pm
  • Evan Fournier gets 17 points in loss
    Evan Fournier scored 17 points against the Kings on Saturday with four rebounds, three assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did suffer a minor right ankle tweak and had the trainers look at him on the bench. Fournier was fine and didn't need to miss any game action -- he actually made two 3-pointers o his next two possessions after the injury. Fournier is probably the only player who is safe from the wrath of The Scott Skiles. Nov 21, 4:49 pm
  • Evan Turner (leg) good to go Sunday
    Evan Turner (right leg strain) is good to go for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This is the first we are hearing about a leg injury for Turner, but it doesn't sound serious and his status isn't in doubt. With Marcus Smart (leg) sidelined for at least two games, Turner's fantasy value should get a nice short-term bump. Nov 21, 10:11 am
  • Jordan Clarkson keeps it going
    Jordan Clarkson scored 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He has turned it around with four straight games of an effective field goal percentage of 50.0 or higher. Clarkson also has 2.0 treys per game in that span and has done a nice job of expanding his game. He's a solid player to own in standard leagues. Nov 21, 1:04 am
  • Markieff Morris gets benched
    Markieff Morris played just 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He didn't play in the fourth quarter as the Suns wanted to get a shooter out there to pull off a comeback. Morris has really struggled on the season and isn't even putting up top 200 value. He still has some upside, but it's really tough to hold him right now in shallower leagues. Nov 21, 12:03 am
  • Derrick Favors scores 18 pts w/ seven boards
    Derrick Favors scored 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting during Friday's loss to the Mavs, adding seven rebounds, two assists and three turnovers through 36 minutes.

    Advice: Favors is currently hitting career-highs in rebounds (9.3) and steals (2.1) to go with solid averages of 16.0 points and 1.5 blocks on 52.9 percent shooting from the field. That translates to second-round value in standard 9-cat leagues, and third-round value in 8-cat formats, and with absolutely no one behind him to challenge him for playing time there's no reason to believe he can't keep this up. Nov 20, 11:18 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky getting it going now
    Frank Kaminsky made all four shots from the field for nine points with three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: That's two good games in a row for Kaminsky. He was awful to start the year and Cody Zeller (ankle) shouldn't be out for too long, so Kaminsky is still more of a stash with the Hornets sitting at 7-6. He's more of a 14-team guy. Nov 20, 7:09 pm
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) out, Lin starting at SG
    Cody Zeller (ankle) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The Hornets will go small against the 76ers and put Jeremy Lin at shooting guard. Zeller had a minor ankle tweak on Wednesday and played just 14 minutes. Frank Kaminsky had a decent game on Wednesday with 11 points and could get minutes in the 20s again. He's obviously a very risky play. Nov 20, 2:25 pm
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