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    • Draymond Green fills the stat sheet
      Draymond Green had one of his usual stat-stuffing lines against the Suns on Saturday with nine points, 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He destroyed the Suns on defense and the scorekeepers looked to have missed another block on Eric Bledsoe today. Green just won't stop putting up numbers and he's going to be a fantasy stud all season. Even with the Warriors at full strength up front, Green has still been a top-30 fantasy player in the past two weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:23 pm
    • John Henson has another big game in win
      John Henson made his second consecutive start on Saturday against the Blazers with 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist and four blocks in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He had a double-double on Thursday and is clearly capitalizing on his chance with Zaza Pachulia (calf) out of the lineup. Pachulia is a slow healer, so Henson could get some extra run for a while. If you want to give him a look in even a shallow league and see if he can keep it going, it's not a bad idea. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:55 pm
    • Thomas Robinson starts the second half
      Thomas Robinson started the second half of Saturday's game against the Bucks, finishing with four points, six rebounds, three steals and one block in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has started three different centers in his last three halves. Basically, trying to solve a Stotts rotation is harder to do than simultaneously solving a Rubik's Cube and a New York Times crossword puzzle while looking at a Magic Eye. In other words, leave Robinson on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:35 pm
    • Zach Randolph drops 21 and 18 on OKC in win
      Zach Randolph logged his 12 consecutive double-double against the Thunder during an 85-74 win on Saturday, scoring 21 points with 18 rebounds, three assists and one block in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 8-of-20 from the field in his worst game based on field goal percentage in 2015. Randolph averaged 20.0 points and 13.7 boards on 58.5 percent from the field in his previous 10 and is playing a little better than expected right now. It's not a bad idea to try and sell high while he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:30 pm
    • Tim Duncan scores just four points in loss
      Tim Duncan scored just four points in a loss to the Clippers on Saturday, adding eight boards, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He tied his season-low for points in a game tonight, and it was obvious that he struggled to keep up with the athleticism of the Clippers. While Duncan will play much better than this on most nights, don't be surprised if coach Gregg Popovich starts to reduce his minutes in order to keep him fresh for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 pm
    • Kevin Durant returns, scores just 15 points
      Kevin Durant returned from a toe injury on Saturday in an 85-74 loss to the Grizzlies, scoring 15 points on 5-of-16 from the field with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

      Advice: While Memphis usually shuts down elite scorers, KD lit them up last season with 30.8 points per game in four 2013-14 outings. He's had bad games much more often this season compared to last year, but he should get it figured out soon. Perhaps there's a chance to buy low on the No. 1 fantasy player in the past five seasons. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:17 pm
    • LeBron James scores 36 points in victory
      LeBron James scored 36 points in a 106-90 win against the Wolves on Saturday with six rebounds, five assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: That rest served him well and the Cavs finished extremely strong, outscoring the Wolves 30-11 in the fourth quarter. The Cavs have won 10 straight and LeBron has been on cruise control while he is active. He did a wrist injury to cost him a game on Wednesday and he also had back and knee trouble, so he might have a tough time staying healthy. Still, he'll be a monster while he's active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    • Matt Bonner returns to bench role Saturday
      Matt Bonner shifted to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, chipping in with one rebound in eight minutes of action.

      Advice: Tiago Splitter moved back into the starting lineup for this one, but no lineup is permanent when coach Gregg Popovich is at the helm. Neither Bonner nor Splitter will have large enough roles to matter in most leagues, so they can be left on the wire with confidence. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:07 pm
    • Kevin Love scores 14 with 17 boards
      Kevin Love scored 14 points with 17 rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in his return to the Target Center on Saturday.

      Advice: There was a mixture of boos and cheers for Love and the Wolves did give him a tribute video in his return. Love's offseason wasn't great and he made it clear he didn't want to be in Minnesota anymore. As for this season, he's having a tough time staying healthy and has been benched down the stretch on multiple occasions. Still, he can be viewed as a top-25 fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:03 pm
    • Andre Drummond goes for 11 & 16 in win
      Andre Drummond had 11 points, 16 rebounds, a steal and three blocks on 5-of-11 shooting in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: With Dwight Howard out, Drummond and Greg Monroe had free reign in the paint. Of course, Drummond only hit 1-of-7 free throws, but has now racked up 15 or more boards in four straight home games. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:53 pm
    • Greg Monroe plays well in win over Houston
      Greg Monroe had 19 points, 12 rebounds and a block on 7-of-12 shooting in Saturday's win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Monroe now has racked up four straight double-doubles and has hit double digits in rebounds in eight straight games. The Pistons were hot once Josh Smith left town, but had lost four straight before tonight's win. However, Drummond has been money ever since Smoove was sent packing. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:47 pm
    • Blake Griffin drops 31 points with 13 boards
      Blake Griffin scored 31 points with 13 boards, five assists and one block in 35 minutes in a win over the Spurs on Saturday.

      Advice: Griffin's rebounding hasn't been spectacular this season, as this was just the third time in January that he collected double digit rebounds in a game. Having said that, his owners have to be pleased with this line, as he was able to shoot 12-of-21 from the field and connect on all seven of his free throws. As long as Griffin continues to score efficiently, his owners won't be too concerned about his lack of rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:42 pm
    • Not so Smoove: Josh hits 3-of-11 shots
      Josh Smith came off the bench to hit just 3-of-11 shots for seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in Saturday's loss to his former team.

      Advice: If you were going for the revenge-game angle, it backfired, but he at least put up some decent stats while being booed in Detroit. With Dwight Howard expected to miss the next month with a knee injury, Smith is going to be a big part of the Rockets' plans going forward, like it or not. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:30 pm
    • Terrence Jones fizzles in loss to Pistons
      Terrence Jones disappeared on Saturday with three points and five rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting.

      Advice: He played just 19 minutes and picked up three fouls, so we're not overly concerned. However, after his long layoff, it's going to take him time to get back to form, and if Dwight Howard wasn't out for the next month with a knee injury, we wouldn't even tell you to own him. But given Howard's lengthy absence, there's a decent chance that Jones gets hot at some point in the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    • D-Mo stays hot in Rockets loss to Pistons
      Donatas Motiejunas hit 10-of-13 shots for 21 points, four rebounds and three assists in Saturday's loss at Detroit.

      Advice: Dwight Howard is expected to miss a month with his knee injury, so D-Mo's not going anywhere. Some blocks, steals and more boards would have been nice, but at least he shot lights out. He racked up a career-high 26 points with 12 points and three 3-pointers on Friday night, so it's clear he's in the zone right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng has quiet game off the bench
      Gorgui Dieng played 20 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He had a bad game and missed all three attempts from the field. Dieng's minutes are likely going to be in the low 20s while Nikola Pekovic is healthy, but he's still able to put up late-round value even in that amount of playing time. Plus, he becomes a top-40 guy when Pek goes down. A savvy owner would try to buy low now before Pek misses time, which seems like a matter of when not if. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:20 pm
    • Al Horford scores 23, Hawks win 19th in a row
      Al Horford had another magnificent game during a 91-85 win over the 76ers on Saturday, making 10-of-16 from the field for 23 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

      Advice: That's the Hawks 19th win in a row and they're already at 40 wins on the season. As for Horford, he has been ridiculous in his last 10 games, making 69.8 percent from the field for averages of 18.6 points, 8.4 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.4 blocks and 0.8 steals. He's also made 84.6 percent from the line and is an absolute monster. He's been a top-five fantasy player in that span. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:10 pm
    • Cody Zeller scores career-high 21 points Sat
      Cody Zeller scored a career-high 21 points in a win over the Nuggets on Saturday while adding eight boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 32 minutes.

      Advice: It was arguably the best offensive game of his career, as he was able to connect on 10 of his 11 shots from the field. Marvin Williams' (head) absence opened up some extra minutes tonight, but Zeller definitely made the most of his opportunity. If you're in need of a big, it's not a bad idea to take a flier on Zeller. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:06 pm
    • Amir Johnson scores 17 points in full line
      Amir Johnson scored 17 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: He had a toe issue from Friday, but it obviously didn't affect him tonight. Johnson was floundering before with back-to-back six-point games on Tuesday and Wednesday, but he had a 24-point outing on Friday and this gem today. His owners are back in business and he's worth a look while he's hot right now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:07 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins fouls out, scores 20 points
      DeMarcus Cousins fouled out in 38 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday with 20 points, 19 rebounds, three assists, three steals and four turnovers.

      Advice: He made 6-of-24 from the field and all eight from the line. Cousins' last two fouls were not very smart with a tug of Roy Hibbert's arm for his fifth and an offensive one for his sixth. He looked a little tired late and the Kings went to him throughout the game. The good news is that his ankle injury didn't seem to bother him. He's arguably the best starting center in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:24 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) will start vs. Grizzlies
      Kevin Durant (toe) will start in Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: After two straight games on the sidelines, Durant will return to action in a crucial game against a strong Memphis team. Durant's probably not going to be 100 percent, but he's still obviously a must-start option. Perry Jones will move to the bench with this news and is safe to cut in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:59 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng to bench on Saturday
      Gorgui Dieng will come off the bench on Saturday against the Cavs.

      Advice: First things first, do not even think about dropping Dieng. He's a wonderful per-minute player in fantasy leagues and he should see minutes in the mid-20s. He's still likely to put up mid-to-late round value. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:53 pm
    • Anti-Ironman: Ersan Ilyasova out again vs POR
      Ersan Ilyasova (groin) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

      Advice: He just can't stay healthy with the injuries just piling up. Fantasy owners can cut him in most leagues and he'll likely be on a minutes limit upon his return. Expect Jared Dudley and Khris Middleton to benefit most with Ghostface Ilya out of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:49 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant (GTD) going through warmups
      Kevin Durant (toe) is going through warmups on Saturday before the game against the Grizzlies.

      Advice: He is a game-time decision and we should have news on his status soon. It appears Durant is at least trying to suit up for a very important game. His owners will want to check back soon. If he's out, Perry Jones will start while Dion Waiters and Reggie Jackson benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 3:31 pm
    • James Johnson (hamstring) out again
      James Johnson (hamstring) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: There is no word on the MRI just yet, but that should come today. Johnson was already falling out of the rotation, so he can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:51 pm
       
      Injured
    • Amir Johnson will play on Saturday night
      Amir Johnson (toe) will play against the Wizards on Saturday.

      Advice: He is having a nail issue on his big toe, but this isn't something that should affect him once he gets the adrenaline pumping. Fantasy owners can use him like they normally would and dial down the expectations for Patrick Patterson. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:50 pm
    • Amir Johnson (toe) is uncertain for Saturday
      Amir Johnson (toe) is up in the air for Saturday against the Wizards.

      Advice: His left big toenail fell off and he played through it yesterday. There has been no indication that Johnson won't play, so his owners can pencil him in as a starter for now. We'll have an update later. If he can't go, Patrick Patterson becomes an intriguing option, especially with Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) also hurt. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:08 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll, Thabo Sefolosha out on Sat
      DeMarre Caroll (Achilles) and Thabo Sefolosha (calf) will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

      Advice: Kent Bazemore will play all the minutes he can handle on Saturday, and is worth a long look in deeper leagues. Carroll should still be held onto in most leagues, and the Hawks probably just didn't want to risk him against the lowly 76ers. We will provide additional updates as needed. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:51 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is a game-time decision
      Kevin Durant was a partial participant at shootaround on Saturday morning, and he will be a game-time decision against Memphis.

      Advice: He has been sidelined for the past two games due to his sprained toe, but a huge matchup against Memphis could prove too tempting for him not to play. Durant's owners will have to check back for official confirmation prior to tip-off, but he certainly belongs in all lineups is if he's activated. If Durant sits, expect Perry Jones to draw another start, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka are the true beneficiaries if that's the case. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:18 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) probable Saturday
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Pacers.

      Advice: He was able to play through his left ankle sprain on Friday against the Cavaliers, but knowing that this is the second half of a back-to-back set, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Kings limit his minutes. Cousins is obviously a must-start option even when he is at less than 100 percent, but just be sure to check back prior to tip-off for any updates on his status. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:41 am
    • Gibson plays through knee injury on Friday
      Taj Gibson played through his knee soreness on Friday, managing just four points on 2-of-4 shooting with one rebound, two assists and no steals or blocks in 22 minutes.

      Advice: Gibson was playing well before this past week and given the circumstances owners should simply bench him until both he and the Bulls can turn it around -- which they will. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:47 pm
    • Lee quiet in 25 minutes during loss
      David Lee managed just seven points, three rebounds, three assists and one block in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Lee started his (delayed) season off with some surprising defensive stats and that just hasn't continued. If he wants to be a popcorn number guy, he'll be relegated to deep leagues only. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:19 pm
    • LeBron plays through wrist injury on Friday
      LeBron James played through his right (shooting) wrist injury in the Cavs' 101-90 win over the Kings on Friday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, seven assists, four steals, two blocks and six turnovers.

      Advice: James appeared to aggravate his wrist injury during a fall but he appears to be able to play through it so owners can cautiously expect this to pass. Timofey Mozgov added seven points, eight boards, one steal and three blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:18 pm
    • Love picks on hapless Kings with 23 & 10
      Kevin Love scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including two threes) with 10 rebounds and three assists in Friday's win over the Kings.

      Advice: Love took advantage of a checked-out opponent but given all of the nagging injuries and general disappointment this season, who cares? If you're tired of Love this might be a good moment to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:10 pm
    • Kings front office move still killing team
      DeMarcus Cousins hit just 5-of-17 shots (11-of-12 FTs) for 21 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, five steals and one block in Friday's embarrassing but now typical loss to the Cavs.

      Advice: The move to fire Mike Malone is proving to be one of the worst front office decisions we've seen of the last five years or so as the entire team has thrown in the towel. Owners should only pay attention to their Big Three for now, but realize that things could go south for any number of reasons down the stretch. Rudy Gay added 20 points on 6-of-16 shooting (no threes, 8-of-8 FTs) with nine rebounds and one steal, and Darren Collison had 11 points on 5-of-12 shooting with one three, two boards, four assists and a block in the loss. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:03 pm
    • Donats Motiejunas scores 26 points vs. Boston
      Donatas Motiejunas made 11-of-16 from the field for a career-high 26 points against the Celtics on Friday during a 93-87 win, adding 12 rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He had a productive 16-point game on Wednesday and the loss of Dwight Howard seems like it'll help out D-Mo quite a bit. Motiejunas is more than capable of playing center for the Rockets and the team is really going to push the pace now that they'll have smaller lineups, so he's going to be worth owning in standard leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:39 pm
    • Josh Smith has a productive game
      Josh Smith was effective against the Celtics on Friday with 15 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He's played terrific in his past two games and the Rockets will need to go small with Dwight Howard (knee) out indefinitely. Smith seems to have a great rhythm in the offense right now, but we all know he's going to slow down and miss shots. If you want to give him a look and grab him, go for it. For what it's worth, we like Terrence Jones more in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:36 pm
    • Terrence Jones plays 20 minutes
      Terrence Jones played 20 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with seven points, two boards and three blocks.

      Advice: He played 21 minutes on Wednesday and the Rockets are going to keep his minutes in check for a bit. Jones has a huge upside and the Rockets are going to need him to play him more with Dwight Howard (knee) out indefinitely, so more minutes are on the way. Jones is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:32 pm
    • Al Horford fills it up against the Blazers
      Al Horford filled the stat sheet against the Blazers on Friday with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He's on fire. In his previous 10 games, Horford averaged 17.9 points, 7.9 boards, 5.1 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.7 steals on 71.1 percent from the field. He's certainly capable of being a top-10 fantasy asset and his owners should be asking for a lot if they want to sell high. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 7:06 pm
    • LeBron James (wrist) will play vs. Kings
      LeBron James (wrist) will play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: Well, most DFS owners can change their plans now. James usually doesn't play limited minutes, so his fantasy owners can plug him back in. If you were expecting Kyrie Irving to have another 55-point game, it's a little less likely now. J.R. Smith also takes a hit here. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:47 pm
    • James Johnson (hamstring) out Friday night
      James Johnson (right hamstring) will not play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He did not play on Tuesday and was limited on Wednesday, but it wasn't because of the injury because he sustained it today at shootaround. Regardless, it's clear that Johnson isn't worth owning now that DeMar DeRozan is back. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:11 pm
       
      Injured
    • LeBron James (wrist) a game-time decision Fri
      LeBron James (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: LeBron is going to go through a pregame evaluation, which could change things, but he is still considered doubtful for tonight's game. If James sits, Shawn Marion will likely draw another start at SF, but the main beneficiaries of his absence will be Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. J.R. Smith will also have some more opportunities to create on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:52 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll now ruled out vs. Blazers
      DeMarre Carroll (left Achilles strain) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: He is just banged up and the Hawks will allow him to heal. Carroll has been one of the more efficient small forwards in the NBA and his steals numbers have pushed him to mid-round value on the year. His fantasy owners should bench him tonight and expect him to play on Saturday against the 76ers. Thabo Sefolosha will start. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:52 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarre Carroll likely out Friday vs. POR
      DeMarre Carroll will likely be out for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.

      Advice: If Carroll does indeed sit, Thabo Sefolosha would likely slide into the starting lineup. Carroll was described as "a little banged up," after sitting out Thursday's practice, and it appears he's going to be watching Friday's game from the sidelines. Through five starts at the forward spot this season, Sefolosha is averaging 9.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 1.0 block per game, so he can only be viewed as an option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:23 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) upgraded to probable
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) has been upgraded to probable to face the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: There were multiple reports of Cousins ready to go and now he sounds like a very good bet to play for the 7:30 EST start. The last time he faced the Cavs with Timofey Mozgov, DMC put up a line of 26 points, 13 boards, five assists, four steals and three blocks in a blowout loss on Jan. 11. His fantasy owners are going to enjoy tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:51 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) expected to play
      DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is expected to play against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: He is listed as questionable due to an ankle tweak from Wednesday, but there are multiple reports of Cousins being ready to go in a favorable matchup. Cousins was also named to the All-Star Team today, so that's a little extra incentive. If he is active, he'll likely feast. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:46 am
    • Taj Gibson (knee) is probable for Friday
      Taj Gibson (knee) is probable to play against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He is dealing with right patella tendinitis and it sounds more like a wear-and-tear issue. Gibson played 26 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday and the Bulls might hold him out in the second night of a back-to-back set -- that's not something coach Tom Thibodeau does often and we expect him to play. If he's out, Nikola Mirotic will play more in the late game of the night. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:15 am
    • DeMarcus Cousins officially an All-Star
      DeMarcus Cousins has been announced as Kobe Bryant's replacement for the All-Star game.

      Advice: Someone was going to get snubbed in the West, and while Cousins is certainly deserving of his All-Star distinction, Damian Lillard is likely livid. Cousins probably feels a bit relieved to make the squad, but he still likely feels a bit disrespected only making it on the account of Bryant being injured. Both Cousins and Lillard figure to be quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:24 am
    • LeBron James (wrist) doubtful for Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) was a limited participant during shootaround, and he remains doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: James has been taking more time off than usual this season, and that has to be frustrating to owners who burned a No. 1 or 2 overall selection on him on draft day. If James sits, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be the primary beneficiaries, with J.R. Smith also seeing some increased opportunities on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:19 am
    • Kevin Love (thigh) says he will play Friday
      Kevin Love said that he is feeling good physically, and while Chris Kaman's knee to his thigh hurt, he is a go for Friday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: Those that made a speculative add of Tristan Thompson with the hopes that Love would be unavailable Friday should now temper their expectations. Love will draw a very favorable matchup against the Kings on Friday, and if LeBron James (wrist) is again sidelined, Love will have plenty of opportunity on offense. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:12 am
    • Zach Randolph has 11th straight double-double
      Zach Randolph logged his 11th consecutive double-double against the Nuggets in a 99-69 win on Thursday with 15 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: He also had a career-high 17 consecutive double-digit boards with tonight's win. Randolph's stats in 2015 were already extremely impressive before this game, averaging 19.6 points, 13.1 boards, 2.8 assists and 0.5 blocks on 59.2 percent from the field. What's more, Z-Bo is making an unsustainable 51.9 percent on his mid-range shots in 2015. He's a sell-high player, but his fantasy owners can certainly just enjoy the ride if they want to. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:09 pm
    • John Henson scores 12 points with 11 rebounds
      John Henson started against the Magic on Thursday during a 115-100 win, scoring 12 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: He looked great in the starting unit and there might be a position battle should Zaza Pachulia (calf) miss time. Henson does have some eye-catching upside for his ability to block shots, so fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on him. Unless you don't care about foul shooting, it's probably best to see what happens his next time out before grabbing him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:29 pm
    • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Friday
      DeMarcus Cousins (left ankle) is questionable to play against the Cavs on Friday.

      Advice: This is interesting because Cousins missed time because of a right ankle sprain earlier this month. He did tweak his left ankle on Wednesday and did play through it, but it's possible he sits this one out. Although, one would think Boogie would want to suit up after being snubbed from the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 5:54 pm
    • John Henson will start at center Thursday
      John Henson will replace Zaza Pachulia (calf) in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. Orlando.

      Advice: Henson offers a lot of upside, and with a favorable matchup against the Magic, he's looking like a fine plug-and-play in daily leagues. It's going to be hard for head coach Jason Kidd to limit Henson's minutes tonight with Ersan Ilyasova, and Zaza unavailable. Kenyon Martin could also pick up some extended minutes tonight as one of the few healthy big men left on the roster, although he's unlikely to contribute much to the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:03 pm
    • Budenholzer says DeMarre Carroll is 'fine'
      Updating a previous report, Hawks' head coach Mike Budenholzer said that DeMarre Carroll is "fine," after sitting out Thursday's practice.

      Advice: Budenholzer said that Carroll is "just getting a little work on his body," and it doesn't appear he's in jeopardy of missing Friday's game against Portland. Carroll has been up-and-down for much of the season, but he'll draw a favorable matchup against the Blazers on Friday, so owners can feel confident plugging him into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:38 pm
       
      Injured
    • DeMarre Carroll doesn't practice on Thursday
      DeMarre Carroll did not practice on Thursday.

      Advice: Carroll elected to get treatment on Thursday rather than practice, but it's not clear at this point exactly what his ailment is. We'll be providing updates as they become available, but we'd consider Carroll probable for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:23 am
       
      Injured
    • Kevin Durant misses Thursday practice
      Kevin Durant (toe) missed practice on Thursday.

      Advice: This doesn't sound great for Durant's availability on Saturday after missing the Thunder's last two games with a sprained toe. We'll update Durant's status after Friday's practice, but Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka stand to gain the most fantasy value if Durant is unable to suit up against the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:55 am
    • Ersan Ilyasova out Thursday vs Magic
      Ersan Ilyasova (groin) will miss Thursday's game against the Magic.

      Advice: The Bucks may go into Thursday's game short-handed as Zaza Pachulia (calf) is questionable. Jared Dudley and Johnny O'Bryant are the biggest fantasy beneficiaries of Ilyasova's absence, while John Henson could join them as he's due to start if Pachulia can't suit up. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:46 am
       
      Injured
    • LeBron James shines spotlight on Kyrie
      LeBron James (wrist) declined comment to reporters after Wednesday's win in order to let Kyrie Irving have the spotlight following his 55-point game.

      Advice: "I'm going to kindly decline to talk to you guys," James said after the game. "This is his night." James sat out Wednesday's game due to a sore wrist, so we'll have to await word on the extent of his injury. He'll have some time to recuperate since the Cavs don't play until Friday, but J.R. Smith would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary (outside of Kyrie Irving) if James sits again. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:00 am
    • Al Horford still shooting lights-out for ATL
      Al Horford hit 10-of-13 shots for 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Horford came into this one hitting 53-of-72 shots over his last seven games, and that number got a lot better tonight. The Hawks are playing out of their minds right now and have won 17 straight, and 31 of their last 33 games. And with Mike Budenholzer coaching the East All-Stars, it's possible that Horford, Paul Millsap (28 & 15), Jeff Teague (13 & 11) and Kyle Korver (full stat line, 5 3-pointers) could all be joining him in Brooklyn as coach's picks. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Cody Zeller scores nine in full line vs. SA
      Cody Zeller played 37 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with nine points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, one 3-pointer and one block.

      Advice: He set career highs in assists and treys tonight. Zeller's involvement in the offense seems to be trending up with Kemba Walker (knee) out for six weeks and Marvin Williams (head) out for some time, as well. Zeller is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:37 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng puts up another big line
      Gorgui Dieng added another big line against the Celtics during a 110-98 win with 16 points, 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 35 minutes.

      Advice: His fantasy value has actually risen since the return of Nikola Pekovic. Dieng has made it abundantly clear that he's going to be a must-own player all season, so his owners shouldn't be looking to sell high unless it's at a premium price. Nikola Pekovic scored 14 points with two rebounds in 27 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    • Josh Smith does it all without Dwight Howard
      Josh Smith racked up 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.

      Advice: As an added bonus, he didn't attempt any free throws, which means he didn't hurt you there. Normally, we'd say it's time to hit the phones and deal Smith before he comes down to earth, but with Dwight Howard no iffy going forward with edema in his right knee (fluid buildup), Smith could be ready to go on a nice run. Just don't expect him to be this good on most nights. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:29 pm
    • Terrence Jones goes for 10 & 5 in return
      Terrence Jones finally returned from his leg injury on Wednesday and had 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer, and while we've not been high on him, the news of Dwight Howard's edema in his right knee changes things. Jones could see some serious run if Howard is going to miss time, so we now like the idea of taking a flier on him. He could be forced into heavy action for an extended period of time if Howard is going to be shelved. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:26 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 16 w/o Dwight
      Donatas Motiejunas started and had 16 points, five rebounds, a steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-16 shooting in Wednesday's win over Dallas.

      Advice: Dwight Howard has edema in his right knee (fluid buildup) and could miss time, meaning that D-Mo, Josh Smith and Terrence Jones (he's back) should all be owned until we find out more details about Howard's return date. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:24 pm
    • Amir Johnson quiet in win over Kings
      Amir Johnson hit just 2-of-4 shots with six points, four rebounds, five assists, five turnovers and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

      Advice: Johnson has really cooled off, scoring six or fewer points in three of his last four games, and in the game where he scored 17 points, he managed just two rebounds. Patrick Patterson had 11 points, two steals and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes tonight, but neither player is doing enough right now to be in fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:57 pm
    • Boogie Cousins quiet in loss to Raptors
      DeMarcus Cousins hit just 5-of-10 shots and committed nine turnovers on his way to 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

      Advice: If your league (or DFS) subtracts for turnovers, this was a rough one, but in standard leagues, he still came through with a decent stat line, despite a lack of points and boards. After Monday's postponement and tonight's poor outing, Cousins' owners are probably going to take a loss this week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:46 pm
    • Andre Drummond struggles in loss to Sixers
      Andre Drummond had anything but a huge night against the hapless Sixers on Wednesday, finishing with just six points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block in an ugly loss.

      Advice: Drummond picked up four fouls and the Pistons were never really in this game. Greg Monroe was better with 20 points and 11 boards, but he didn't have any blocks in the loss. Philly opened up a big first-quarter league and never looked back, and we'll blame this one on the Pistons playing their fourth game in five nights. They were, as the saying goes, plumb tuckered out. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:53 pm
    • Kevin Love struggles, injures left knee
      Kevin Love suffered a left knee injury on Wednesday but played through it, hitting just 3-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, 12 rebounds and zero assists.

      Advice: We were hoping for a much bigger line with LeBron James in street clothes, but Love just didn't have it tonight, while Kyrie Irving took care of Cleveland's offensive needs. Love suffered the knee injury thanks to being run into by Chris Kaman, and we'll have to see how he's feeling on Thursday morning. Consider him day-to-day for now. If he's going to miss time, Tristan Thompson could become relevant again. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:31 pm
    • LeBron James out Wednesday, doubtful Friday
      LeBron James (wrist) is considered doubtful to play against the Kings on Friday.

      Advice: It's weird day to see LeBron James and Kevin Durant out on he same night. James has been extremely durable before this season, but he's had knee and back issues before this injury. The Cavs are on a back-to-back this weekend, so James should be considered questionable for Saturday in Minnesota. Expect to see more of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion with Smith as the only reliable option. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:50 pm
    • LeBron James (wrist) ruled out Wednesday
      LeBron James (wrist) will not play vs. the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He took a hard fall during Tuesday's game and was a game-time decision vs. Portland, but ultimately wasn't able to suit up. His absence means more shots for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and more playing time for J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion. Consider LeBron questionable to return Friday vs. the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:35 pm
    • Terrence Jones (leg) finally returns vs. Mavs
      Terrence Jones (leg) will be active and available for the Rockets on Wednesday, though he'll be limited to 15-20 minutes.

      Advice: Houston will ease Jones into the mix after his lengthy rehab from a nerve issue which has kept him on the sidelines since Nov. 3. He may even start on Wednesday with Dwight Howard (ankle, knee) very unlikely to play. Josh Smith and Donatas Motiejunas complicate Jones' role when Houston is at full strength, but he has enough upside to be worth a stash if he's still floating on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Report: LeBron James is closer to doubtful
      LeBron James (wrist) appears to be closer to doubtful to play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

      Advice: There are multiple reports from the Blazers side of things that LeBron is unlikely, so we'll be looking for something from the Cavs soon. Again, nothing is official yet, but fantasy owners can plan on LeBron sitting this one out. J.R. Smith benefits the most while we should get more Mike Miller and Matthew Dellavedova. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will also have more chances to score. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:10 pm
    • LeBron James may be game-time w/ sore wrist
      LeBron James (sore wrist) is a game-time decision on Wednesday due to a hard fall he took during Tuesday's game.

      Advice: He continued playing after the injury on Tuesday and we're guessing he suits up vs. the visiting Trail Blazers, but coach David Blatt said the Cavaliers are "gauging [the injury] right up until game time." If he's forced to sit out, his minutes will be absorbed by a platoon including Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:32 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out against the Knicks
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

      Advice: It will be his second straight game on the sidelines, and though the injury isn't serious, this has to be frustrating for his owners. Durant is still listed as day-to-day, so we will update his status as soon as more details become available. Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he is too unreliable to use in most leagues. Instead, expect Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka to carry the load for the Thunder tonight, and be sure to give them a long look in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:15 am
    • Terrence Jones participates in shootaround
      Terrence Jones participated in shootaround, and he will likely be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

      Advice: Rockets coach Kevin McHale is a huge fan of Jones' game, but after missing nearly three months of action he will likely be eased into action upon his return. Jones is more than worth a flier in deeper leagues, but it will be interesting to see how coach McHale tweaks his crowded frontcourt rotation that includes Donatas Motiejunas, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard (ankle). Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:06 am
    • David Lee racks up 24 pts, seven reb, six ast
      David Lee exploded for a season-high 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, adding nine rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes during the Warriors' disappointing home loss.

      Advice: Lee had a phenomenal second half but his offensive efforts weren't enough to prevent the Warriors' defeat, just their second loss in 23 games at the Oracle Arena. Andrew Bogut was a late scratch with the flu on Tuesday, so a repeat performance isn't expected, but Lee is still worth owning if you need rebounds and FG% with a trickle of across-the-board production. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:58 pm
    • Zach Randolph catches fire, notches 22 & 10
      Zach Randolph finished Tuesday's game in Dallas with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting with 10 rebounds, marking his 16th consecutive game with double-digit boards.

      Advice: Z-Bo had a quiet first half but he caught fire down the stretch, helping Memphis extend their lead in an impressive 109-90 road win vs. a division rival. His 16 games with 10+ rebounds is the longest streak in the NBA this season and he's simply on fire since returning from injury on Jan. 9. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:05 pm
    • Kevin Love scores just seven points in win
      Kevin Love scored just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting in a win over the Pistons on Tuesday, adding eight boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He reportedly experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's game against the Thunder, so there is a strong chance that he wasn't at 100 percent tonight. We will update his status if any new developments occur, but it doesn't appear that he will miss any time. This was his seventh game of the season in which he failed to score in double digits, so his owners can only hope that Love starts to turn things around soon. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:53 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) is questionable for Wed
      Kevin Durant (toe) remains day-to-day, but his status for Wednesday's game against the Knicks is still up in the air.

      Advice: The injury was never thought to be serious, but the Thunder have every right to be cautious with their franchise player after he missed the beginning of the season with a fracture in his foot. We should know more about his status after shootaround Wednesday morning, so owners will have to check back then for updates. If Durant can't go Perry Jones will likely draw another start, but he isn't a reliable option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:43 pm
    • Greg Monroe double-doubles in loss to Cavs
      Greg Monroe double-doubled in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and 12 boards in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has been fantastic for the Pistons since the release of Josh Smith, and his role will only grow on offense now that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is on the shelf. Monroe will never overwhelm his owners with defensive stats, but he is a strong bet for a double-double every time he touches the floor. Monroe will remain a must-start option in all leagues for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:04 pm
    • Andre Drummond blocks a season-high six shots
      Andre Drummond had a season-high six blocks in a loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, adding 12 points and 17 boards.

      Advice: It wasn't all great for him, as he shot just 6-of-17 from the field and missed all four of his free throws. Drummond has now gone three games without making a single free throw, going 0-of-9 over that span. Having said that, his owners knew what they were getting into when they drafted him and they probably won't mind as long as keeps scoring, rebounding and blocking shots at a high level. His play should also improve as he develops some chemistry with D.J. Augustin, who has taken over as the starting point guard due to the loss of Brandon Jennings (Achilles) for the season. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:56 pm
    • James Johnson picks up DNP-CD Tuesday
      James Johnson did not leave the Raptors' bench on Tuesday.

      Advice: His role has evaporated over the past six games, a direct consequence of DeMar DeRozan's return and Greivis Vasquez's move into the starting lineup, which allowed Terrence Ross to usurp Johnson's playing time. If you've been hoping for a re-emergence from Johnson, don't hold your breath. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:50 pm
       
      Injured
    • Ersan Ilyasova leaves Tuesday w/ groin injury
      Ersan Ilyasova will not return to Tuesday's game due to a sore right groin.

      Advice: Anyone surprised by this news hasn't been paying attention to Ilyasova's injury history, as he's missed an average of 16.0 games over the past four seasons. We're considering him questionable to play vs. the Magic on Thursday but a few DNPs should be anticipated by owners, as groin injuries are notoriously slow to heal. Johnny O'Bryant may return to the starting lineup for any games Ilyasova sits out, though Jared Dudley took his place during the second half on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 5:53 pm
       
      Injured
    • Terrence Jones could play vs Mavs on Weds
      Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said there's a chance that Terrence Jones (leg) could play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

      Advice: Jones was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday and it's looking like there's a chance the Jones will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Mavericks. He'll be battling for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith upon his return, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:49 am
    • Terrence Jones questionable for Weds
      Terrence Jones (leg) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

      Advice: This comes as good news as this is the first change to Jones' status in months. Jones doesn't belong on standard league fantasy rosters as he'll likely be eased back into a crowded rotation alongside Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, but he's worth a flier in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:38 am
    • Griffin just misses 3x2; Jordan huge on D
      Blake Griffin scored 14 points on 6-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and one block in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

      Advice: Griffin hasn't fixed his rebounding issue but he has hit 54.7 percent from the field over the past month, lifting his value over that span into the top-20 range. It's unlikely that he shoots at that rate over the long run, and with no improvement to show rebounding the ball this would qualify as a mini sell-high moment. DeAndre Jordan went for seven points, 12 boards, three steals and four blocks in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:21 pm
    • Zach Randolph stays hot vs. Magic on Monday
      Zach Randolph dominated the Magic on Monday with 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He has nine consecutive double-doubles now and Memphis arena staff might have to re-do the in-the-paint area with how Z-Bo has been setting up shop down there. His last five games have been particularly strong, averaging 19.6 points, 13.4 boards and 0.6 blocks on 59.4 percent from the field. Randolph is going to flirt with 20-12 lines as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:20 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng grabs season-high 18 rebounds
      Gorgui Dieng grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds in Monday's loss, and also chipped in with six points on 3-of-8 shooting, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Nikola Pekovic logged 30 minutes tonight and he's clearly not a deterrent to Dieng's value. Any chance of buying him low probably ended with this output. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:15 pm
    • Kevin Durant (toe) out for Monday night
      Kevin Durant (toe) will not play against the Wolves on Monday.

      Advice: He suffered the injury in Cleveland on Sunday and it's being called a left great toe sprain. Durant went through warmups, but there was too much soreness and he decided he'll sit. It's anyone's guess if he'll play on Wednesday and the Thunder do only have three games this week. It'll be Russell Westbrook running the show with a host of others stepping up. Expect Dion Waiters and Anthony Morrow to benefit the most. Perry Jones may start, though. It's worth mentioning KD needed surgery on his right foot. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:06 pm
    • Kevin Love experienced dizzy spells Sunday
      Kevin Love experienced some dizzy spells during Sunday's win over the Thunder, but he came out of the game okay.

      Advice: "Everything was spinning there for a little bit," Love said. "It was a scary moment, but I was good after that." It sounds like Love may have been dealing with a vertigo-like moment, and that can be caused by a number of things, including dehydration. Love said he "probably" ate too close to game time, but the good news is that he appears okay. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 am
    • Kings-Knicks officially postponed on Monday
      Monday's game between the Knicks and Kings has been postponed, and it will be made up on March 3.

      Advice: With the pending blizzard threatening New York and the surrounding areas, the league will play it safe. It's the right call. Be sure your daily lineups don't include any Knicks or Kings on Monday night. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:34 am
    • Al Horford absolutely on fire over last seven
      Al Horford has shot 53-of-72 from the field over his last seven games.

      Advice: In other words, Horford is on absolute fire. During that stretch, he's also 19-of-22 from the free throw line. "I’m taking good shots within the offense," he said. "I have a good rhythm right now." Since January came around, Horford is averaging 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 blocks on 57.5 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:23 am
    • Josh Smith solid in 25 minutes vs LAK defense
      Josh Smith chipped in across the board in an easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 11 points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 25 minutes vs. L.A.

      Advice: Smith has been nowhere near standard-league value since coming to Houston, especially when you factor in his ridiculous 36.7 percent FT shooting over the past month. Terrence Jones' eventual return is another threat to Smith, so don't let the occasional efficient performance lull you into wasting a roster spot on him. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 9:01 pm
    • Draymond Green scores 14 pts with nine boards
      Draymond Green scored 14 points with nine boards against the Celtics on Sunday, adding two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

      Advice: He has easily been one of the most improved players in the NBA this season, and it's obvious that coach Steve Kerr admires his playing style. Green is in line for some serious money this summer, and there is no reason to think that he will slow down anytime soon. Green should be a top-30 asset the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 8:05 pm
    • Matt Bonner plays just 16 minutes on Sunday
      Matt Bonner replaced Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Bucks, but played just 16 minutes and finished with five points, one board, one assist and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The lineup change isn't permanent by any means, and it's well known that coach Gregg Popovich constantly tweaks his rotations depending on the matchup. Even if Bonner remains in the starting unit for another game or two, it's obvious that he is not a reliable asset in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:25 pm
    • Amir Johnson (shoulder) scores 17 pts Sunday
      Amir Johnson (sore left shoulder) scored 17 efficient points vs. the Pistons on Sunday, going 7-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line with two rebounds and one block.

      Advice: Johnson played 28 minutes and continues to grit through various injuries, as he's missed only three games despite being banged up all season. He's a nice low-end source of rebounds, blocks and FG percentages, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:23 pm
    • Andre Drummond scores 14 pts sans Jennings
      Andre Drummond made 7-of-11 shots in 27 minutes vs. Toronto on Sunday, finishing with 14 points, eight boards, one assist and one block.

      Advice: Drummond has scored 56.0 percent of his baskets off teammate assists, so the loss of Brandon Jennings can't be a good thing for his offense. It's something to keep an eye on going forward, though of course Drummond remains an elite fantasy center even if his scoring takes a small dip. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:18 pm
    • Tim Duncan double-doubles in win over Bucks
      Tim Duncan double-doubled in a win over the Bucks on Sunday, scoring 20 points with 11 boards, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 31 minutes.

      Advice: A good game was long overdue for Duncan, as this was his first double-double since Jan. 16, and the first time he had scored 20 points in a game since Dec. 26. Duncan's minutes will likely start to trend down as the Spurs attempt to keep him fresh for the playoffs, and there is no question that he will likely pick up some more DNPs before the season ends. Having said that, Duncan is still a must-start player when active, but his owners should go ahead and get in the habit of checking the injury report before setting any lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:16 pm
    • Greg Monroe's 21 & 16 not enough vs. Raptors
      Greg Monroe piled up 21 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in a losing effort vs. Toronto on Sunday, making 9-of-17 FGs and 3-of-5 FTs in the process.

      Advice: Monroe has been firing on all cylinders since Josh Smith's departure, and he's flirting with top-20 value in Detroit's past 15 games. That's more than owners could have hoped for on draft day and he'll shoulder an even bigger offensive burden without Brandon Jennings (Achilles), giving him a tremendous rest-of-season outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 7:13 pm
    • Blake Griffin scores 23 pts w/ jumper barrage
      The Suns didn't have an answer for Blake Griffin on Sunday, as he scored 23 points with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and only one turnover in 36 minutes.

      Advice: Phoenix is middle-of-the-pack vs. opposing PFs this season, but Markieff Morris and company didn't stand a chance once Blake got his jump shot going -- he made 11-of-19 shots overall, with only one of his makes within 18 feet of the hoop. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:49 pm
    • John Henson injures ankle on Sunday vs. Spurs
      John Henson (ankle) left Sunday's game against the Spurs and did not return, finishing with four points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 17 minutes.

      Advice: The good news is that coach Jason Kidd said that Henson could have returned if he needed him too, so the injury is probably very minor. Henson's only averaging 15.6 minutes per game this season, but he has given the Bucks a solid rim protector in the absence of Larry Sanders. If Henson does end up missing time, Zaza Pachulia will have to play even more minutes with veteran Kenyon Martin getting into the mix as well. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 6:28 pm
    • John Henson leaves game with ankle injury
      John Henson left Sunday's game against the Spurs with an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

      Advice: The Bucks are already pretty thin in their frontcourt thanks to Larry Sanders, so hopefully it's not too serious. We will update Henson's status as soon as we know more, and we would expect Zaza Pachulia to play all the minutes he could handle if Henson were to miss any time. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:58 pm
    • Hawks beat Wolves for 16th consecutive win
      The Hawks won their 16th consecutive game on Sunday, aided by Al Horford's near-perfect 19 points on 8-of-9 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws.

      Advice: He also had six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 31 minutes, and the Hawks are looking virtually unstoppable at the halfway point of the season. This is a quintessential Horford line, blending nice numbers with even nicer efficiency, and he's staked himself to top-20 value in 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:56 pm
    • Gorgui Dieng quiet in start alongside Pekovic
      Gorgui Dieng started alongside Nikola Pekovic on Sunday, finishing with nine points, seven boards, four assists and one block in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Dieng remains a must-own player and his production isn't likely to decline too much with Pek healthy, so don't overreact to the occasional quiet game. He posted 14 & 15 in 35 minutes on Friday and should quickly strike a balance between these extremes, beginning in Oklahoma City in Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 5:47 pm
    • Kevin Love gets 19 & 13 w/ five 3-pointers
      Kevin Love scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes on Sunday, while making 5-of-7 shots from downtown.

      Advice: He was 3-of-17 from deep in Cleveland's previous four games, and his ability to knock down triples is critical for his fantasy value -- 35.6 percent of his attempts have come from deep this season, which blows away his previous career high. Love is returning third-round value this season, which isn't what owners expected on draft day, and it's hard to envision a surge while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 4:29 pm
    • Kevin Durant's 32 points not enough for OKC
      Kevin Durant led the Thunder on Sunday with 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting, as well as six rebounds, nine assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Cavaliers.

      Advice: Durant chipped in one 3-pointer and had only one turnover in 40 minutes, in the latest showcase for his elite fantasy talents. Oklahoma City's defeat dropped their record to .500 again, and they remain 3 1/2 games behind Phoenix for the final playoff spot out West. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 4:27 pm
    • Taj Gibson shoots just 3-of-10 against Miami
      Taj Gibson really struggled during Sunday's loss to the Heat, shooting 3-of-10 from the field for 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and one turnover.

      Advice: Gibson fell victim to the Hassan Whiteside show, and had his shot blocked six times tonight. His numbers are always going to take a dip when Joakim Noah is back in the lineup, and tonight was no different. Look for him to bounce-back on Tuesday with a more favorable matchup against the Warriors. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 3:59 pm
    • Amir Johnson (shoulder) starting Sunday
      Updating a previous report, Amir Johnson (shoulder) will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.

      Advice: He'll draw a favorable matchup against the Pistons, so go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 2:58 pm
    • Amir Johnson (shoulder) will play Sunday
      Amir Johnson (shoulder) will play on Sunday vs. Detroit.

      Advice: It's not yet known if he will be a starter, or if he'll come off the bench behind Patrick Patterson, so we'll be waiting for an update on that. However, he'll have a favorable matchup vs. Detroit today, so he's worth activating in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 2:30 pm
    • Terrence Jones could return 'within a week'
      When head coach Kevin McHale was asked about Terrence Jones' availability for Wednesday's game vs. Dallas, he did not rule Jones out and said that he will return "sooner rather than later."

      Advice: McHale added that Jones could return "within a week," and it appears he is getting very close to playing basketball again. However, he will be fighting for minutes with Donatas Motiejunas and Josh Smith, so it will be very difficult for him to produce the same way he was at the beginning of the season. Still, he's worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 12:19 pm
    • Amir Johnson (shoulder) questionable Sunday
      Amir Johnson is dealing with a sore left shoulder and is considered questionable to play vs. Detroit on Sunday.

      Advice: He was benched during the second half of Friday's game and this could be one of the reasons why. We will update Johnson's status when we know more but owners should have a backup plan ready. If Johnson sits, Patrick Patterson has been on fire lately and would be worth a look in most leagues while he is this hot. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 25, 9:15 am
    • Thomas Robinson back to a reserve role
      Thomas Robinson moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Wizards with two points and four boards.

      Advice: With LaMarcus Aldridge back, Robinson's playing time is going to be sporadic. He does have some nice impact on the offensive glass, but there's no need to grab him in almost any fantasy league while LMA is on the active list. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 10:00 pm
    • Zach Randolph scores 17 with 14 boards
      Zach Randolph scored 17 points with 14 rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer against the 76ers during a 101-83 victory on Saturday.

      Advice: That's eight consecutive double-doubles for Z-Bo. In that span, he's averaged 18.8 points, 13.9 boards, 2.5 boards, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks. Considering his injury history, this is a sell-high opportunity. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 8:57 pm
    • Ghostface Ilya gets a little better
      Ersan Ilyasova played 17 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday with nine points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He did not play in the fourth quarter because the Bucks were up 24 points to start the period. Ilyasova was probably headed towards 24 minutes tonight, and he also has one block and one 3-pointer in each of his last three games. Any improvement is a good start, so Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues. Although, his owners will need to be patient. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 8:05 pm
       
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    • Andre Drummond has a bad game again
      Andre Drummond missed all four attempts from the foul line during a 101-86 loss to the Bucks on Saturday with 10 points, seven rebounds and one block.

      Advice: He was actually developing a nice rapport with Brandon Jennings, but he'll have to learn to play with D.J. Augustin more often. That could mean Drummond has to get his shot on his own more often, which suggests his field goal shooting goes south. He'll still be a must-start player and he may see an increase in usage rate. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 7:30 pm
    • Cody Zeller plays 32 minutes
      Cody Zeller played 32 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday with eight points, eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and three blocks.

      Advice: With Bismack Biyombo (knee) and Marvin Williams (head) hurt, Zeller is going to get more minutes. He isn't much of a stat-filler because he's not really involved in the offense while he's with the first unit. Unless he was already on the short list of players you were considering, his outlook shouldn't change too much with the injuries. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 6:56 pm
    • Cousins goes for 28 & 11 against the Warriors
      DeMarcus Cousins scored 28 points on 9-of-19 shooting (10-of-11 FTs) with 11 rebounds, two assists and three steals in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Cousins is keeping things together so far and the finger pointing inside the walls hasn't been directed at him. Yet. Unless he gets fed up with management, he's going to destroy the opposition. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 2:00 am
    • Dieng goes for 14 & 15 with three assists
      Gorgui Dieng went for 14 and 15 with three assists and a block over 35 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Dieng is going to be a hard guy to take off the court and Flip Saunders is already talking about playing he and Nikola Pekovic (13 points, nine boards, 21 minutes) together some. If anything, it's a buy low moment if Dieng's current owner thinks Pek is going to significantly change his season-long outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 24, 12:00 am
    • Gibson productive with 15 and seven vs. DAL
      Taj Gibson scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Gibson was productive despite the return of Joakim Noah (23 minutes) and despite that he should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 11:15 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas scores 15 points
      Donatas Motiejunas scored 15 points with six rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

      Advice: He shifted to the center spot with Dwight Howard (ankle) out and that'll continue. If Howard misses time, that should help D-Mo's numbers overall. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 10:34 pm
    • Amir Johnson plays just 17 minutes
      Amir Johnson did not start the second half on Friday against the 76ers, finishing with two points, four rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 17 minutes.

      Advice: He made just 1-of-5 from the field and was benched for poor play. Johnson wasn't hurt and didn't have foul trouble either. Johnson was stringing together some nice games, so this dud is a surprise. In fact, he averaged 10.3 points, 7.2 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 steals in his previous 2015 games. His fantasy owners shouldn't make a hasty cut. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 7:10 pm
    • Pop says everyone except Belinelli will play
      Coach Gregg Popovich said everyone except Marco Belinelli (groin) will play on Friday against the Lakers.

      Advice: This is your weekly "Spurs are not resting guys on the second night of a back-to-back set" update. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker didn't look great on Thursday in Chicago and they'll look to get it turned around at home vs. the Kobe-less Lakers. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 23, 4:08 pm
    • Truck Stick? Thomas Robinson plays 28 minutes
      Thomas Robinson started and played 28 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday with nine points, 12 rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

      Advice: The Blazers were forced to play Dorell Wright and Victor Claver at small forward due to the loss of Nicolas Batum, so that might actually open up some minutes for Robinson at the four. That said, coach Terry Stotts used a whopping 12 different five-man lineups in just the second half tonight and ran an 11-man rotation, so we're still not too bullish on adding Truck in standard leagues, especially since he can't make free throws. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 11:10 pm
    • Blake Griffin scores 24 points in easy win
      Blake Griffin made 11-of-14 from the field for 24 points against the Nets during a 123-84 win on Thursday with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

      Advice: He's on fire over his last four, averaging 27.5 points, 7.5 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.3 treys and 1.0 turnovers on 63.4 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line. Griffin doesn't have a single block in that stretch and he's on pace to set a career low of just 0.4 per game this season. Obviously, his owners shouldn't care if he's scoring the ball this efficiently. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 11:01 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova plays 17 minutes in start
      Ersan Ilyasova played just 17 minutes in his return to the starting lineup on Thursday with seven points, one rebound, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer against the Jazz.

      Advice: It was an awful matchup for him against Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert. Ilyasova was not involved in the halfcourt offense and had a couple of his buckets come in transition. He should be better than this and the upside is there, but he probably has a better chance to disappoint than to be a helpful pickup. To be clear, we don't hate the idea of adding Ghostface Ilya. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 8:49 pm
       
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    • Taj Gibson comes through vs. Spurs
      Taj Gibson turned in a productive game in the starting lineup against the Spurs on Thursday with 15 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks.

      Advice: After some very quiet games in the starting lineup, Gibson is clicking on the stat sheet. In his last five games as a starter, he averaged 11.8 points, 7.8 boards, 0.8 steals and 2.6 blocks in 37.6 minutes per game. Joakim Noah (ankle) shouldn't be out much longer, but Gibson is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 8:12 pm
    • Tim Duncan scores six points w/ seven boards
      Tim Duncan scored six points with seven rebounds and two assists during a blowout 104-81 loss in Chicago on Thursday.

      Advice: The Spurs came out flat to start the second half and Duncan didn't play at all in the fourth quarter. Duncan may have turned in his worst three-game stretch of the season, averaging just 11.0 points, 6.0 boards and 0.7 blocks on 44.0 percent from the field in that span. His owners will want to make sure he's a go against the Lakers on Friday considering he hasn't been rested in over one month. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 7:52 pm
    • Thomas Robinson starting on Thursday
      Thomas Robinson will start against the Celtics on Thursday.

      Advice: There is no such thing as a surprise Terry Stotts starting lineup. Robinson still is a little rough around the edges, but he could be a double-double guy with extra minutes. That said, the messy rotations are something most fantasy owners aren't going to want to deal with. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 7:16 pm
    • Ersan Ilyasova to start over Johnny O'Bryant
      Ersan Ilyasova will draw the start on Thursday against the Jazz, replacing Johnny O'Bryant.

      Advice: The move makes a lot of sense considering that O'Bryant hasn't made an impact at all this season for the Bucks. Ilyasova does have some upside, and an uptick in minutes means he shouldn't be floating around many waiver wires with this news. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 22, 3:26 pm
       
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    • David Lee nearly dub-dubs in garbage time
      David Lee hit 4-of-9 shots for nine points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a block in Wednesday's easy win over the Rockets.

      Advice: He got most of his numbers in garbage time, when Draymond Green was on the bench with a huge Warriors lead. The Rockets made a comeback, but never threatened to win the game, and the simple truth is that Lee isn't really worth owning in most leagues. Having said that, congratulations are in order for his 10,000th point tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:57 pm
    • Draymond Green fills stat sheet in win
      Draymond Green hit 7-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's impressive win over the Rockets.

      Advice: Green came in on a cold streak, but got it going again tonight. You knew it was only a matter of time and the "buy-low" window is closing quickly. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:46 pm
    • Josh Smith ejected in Wednesday's loss
      Josh Smith lasted just 14 minutes and finished with five points before being ejected with two technical fouls in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: Smith thought he got fouled when he banged knees with a Warrior, and later tore into the referees. It kind of looked like he wanted to go home early in a blowout loss, as he continues to do "Josh Smith" kind of things, regardless of what uniform he's wearing. He's been a bit of a disaster with the Rockets and things aren't likely to get better once Terrence Jones finally returns from his leg injury. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:38 pm
    • Donatas Motiejunas disappears in loss
      Donatas Motiejunas hit just 2-of-8 shots for four points, three rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

      Advice: That snapped a 12-game streak of double-digit scoring for D-Mo and he's been rebounding the ball well. He's still averaging 13.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in January, and the Rockets just didn't have it going against the Dubs tonight. And once Terrence Jones finally returns, things could get a little dicey in regards to Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 10:24 pm
    • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook go off in DC
      Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points in his homecoming during a 105-103 overtime win against the Wizards, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

      Advice: He is on cruise control and just missed a triple-double against the Heat on Tuesday. Durant has picked it up lately over his last nine, averaging 22.4 points, 5.0 boards, 3.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.7 treys. This still isn't quite as great as he was last season, but it won't be long until he's hanging 30-point games on a regular basis. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 9:28 pm
    • DeMarre Carroll glue for Hawks on Wednesday
      DeMarre Carroll hit 7-of-11 shots for 17 points, two rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Hawks are getting solid contributions from their core on most nights and Carroll, who is a starter, runs hot and cold, like most of the Hawks bench players. He's a nice player to have on your roster but isn't a must-start fantasy player due to the unselfishness of the Hawks. They've now tied a franchise record with 14 straight wins, and after starting the season at 7-6, have gone 28-2 since. They'll get a tough test for their 15th straight win on Friday at home against the Thunder, but it would almost be surprising to see them lose at this point. Rotoworld.com
      Jan 21, 9:14 pm
       
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