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    • Khris Middleton scores 18 points in loss Sat.
      Khris Middleton scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting against the Jazz on Saturday, adding six boards, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He is arguably Milwaukee's best weapon on offense now that Brandon Knight is no longer in town, and he has now scored in double digits in twelve straight games. In case it's not already obvious, Middleton is a must-start player and should continue to be a stud for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) scores eight in return
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) returned from a two-game absence on Saturday against the Jazz, scoring eight points in 27 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: He also added six boards, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, and he could see a small bump in playing time moving forward if Jared Dudley (knee) needs to miss any additional action. Mayo was averaging 11.9 points, 2.8 assists, 2.6 boards and 1.4 3-pointers on the season prior to tonight's game, so he is worth holding onto in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:55 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo quiet in loss Sat.
      Giannis Antetokounmpo had eight points on 4-of-5 shooting against the Jazz on Saturday, adding five boards, four assists, three steals and one block in 34 minutes.

      Advice: He was held scoreless and didn't even attempt a shot before halftime, but luckily for his owners he was able to muster up some confidence in the second half. Antetokounmpo has been in the midst of a major slump, shooting just 35 percent from the field over his last seven games, so hopefully the Greek Freak can continue to improve as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:47 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard explodes against the Suns
      Kawhi Leonard dominated on offense during a 101-74 win over the Suns on Saturday with 22 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

      Advice: After a very rough start to the second half, Leonard is back. He was taking too many jumpers and he's gone back to being more aggressive. Kawhi had a nice line of 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal on Friday, so his fantasy owners can finally start to feel great about him. We're expecting a big finish thanks to a friendly schedule. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:44 pm
    • DeMar DeRozan has a letdown game vs. NY
      DeMar DeRozan made 3-of-15 from the field for 13 points with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and no turnovers against the Knicks on Saturday.

      Advice: He tried a 360 dunk on a breakaway and he missed it, which sums up how he's playing. Like his teammate Kyle Lowry, he might need some rest, too. In his last five games, DeRozan averaged 13.8 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.0 treys and 2.4 turnovers on 29.6 percent from the field. He has taken a major step back this season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:34 pm
    • Kent Bazemore scores 15 in a start
      Kent Bazemore scored 15 points in a start against the Heat on Saturday with two rebounds, one assist, three steals and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: The Hawks rested DeMarre Carroll and Thabo Sefolosha (calf) is not close to a return, so Bazemore had a big chance tonight. Carroll should be ready to go for next week, which means Bazemore can stay on the wire in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:19 pm
    • Henry Walker launches 11 treys
      Henry Walker made his first start of the season on Saturday with 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

      Advice: He attempted 11 treys from behind the arc and coach Erik Spoelstra clearly wants to have him out there for spacing. Walker is actually on the radar in standard leagues and owners in deep leagues should give him a look, but he's still on a 10-day after all. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:14 pm
    • Goran Dragic struggles against the Hawks
      Goran Dragic went scoreless in the first half against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with six points, three rebounds, six assists, two steals and three turnovers.

      Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Dragic, but his averages still look fine. In his five games with the Heat, he averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 boards, 5.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 treys on 49.1 percent from the field. He should get even better and have a chance to be a third- or fourth-round guy. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:12 pm
    • Bradley Beal plays 32 minutes in return
      Bradley Beal played a surprisingly high 32 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday with eight points on 2-of-10 from the field with six rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He might have played a little more, but his shot was just off tonight and he wasn't helping his team much. Beal was doing most of his work on the perimeter, but there was no indication that he's still dealing with his leg issue and he was diving for loose balls in the fourth. He was only doing 3-on-3 before tonight and he should get a full practice in soon. Beal is a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:35 pm
    • KCP finally has a bad game
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope cooled off against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Before this awful game, KCP had himself a good month, averaging 14.8 points, 2.8 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 treys in his previous 10 games. After about two months of stinking it up, Caldwell-Pope is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:30 pm
    • Barea starting alongside Rondo and Ellis
      J.J. Barea is starting alongside Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki for Saturdy's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: The Mavericks are going small in order to match up better with the Nets, as they are currently starting Joe Johnson at power forward. It's going to be interesting to see how the Mavericks play with three ball-dominant guards on the court at the same time, but it's not likely to happen too often. Barea is capable of contributing a decent amount of points, assists and 3-pointers, but his value is still limited to deeper leagues for now. Bernard James started in place of Tyson Chandler (hip) on Wednesday against the Hawks and scored seven points with 11 rebounds and two blocks, but he will return to a bench role for tonight's contest. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 5:26 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Saturday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Saturday against the Jazz.

      Advice: The Bucks are going to need his offense off the bench with Jared Dudley sidelined with a knee injury, so owners in need of scoring and 3-pointers should give him a look. Mayo has missed the last two games due to injury, so we will let you know how his hamstring holds up after the game. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:46 pm
    • Jared Dudley (knee) out for Saturday
      Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

      Advice: X-rays were negative on his kneecap and he appears to be day-to-day. However, it's tough to gauge how much time he is going to miss because Dudley did have an issue with his kneecap last year. He can be dropped in most leagues. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless likely get most of Dudley's minutes. Ilyasova is worth a look in standard leagues and we'll let you know how he does tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:45 pm
       
      Injured
    • Henry Walker to start, Udonis Haslem to bench
      Henry Walker will start at power forward against the Hawks with Udonis Haslem coming off the bench.

      Advice: With Chris Andersen out, Haslem needs to play backup center for the Heat tonight. Walker has been on a roll lately and he's quickly already climbing into the conversation for 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 4:17 pm
    • Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce will play Saturday
      Bradley Beal (leg) and Paul Pierce (knee) will play against the Pistons on Saturday.

      Advice: The Wizards really need to win this game coming off a six-game losing streak. They said they wanted to have Beal practice more, but this might be a "desperate times call for desperate measures" case. Beal should be owned in all leagues, but he's not a complete must-start player because he is on a minutes restriction. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 2:18 pm
    • Solomon Hill (illness) questionable for Sun
      Solomon Hill (illness) is questionable to play against the 76ers on Sunday.

      Advice: He played just 18 minutes on Friday and maybe his illness was why. However, Hill played 18 minutes on Sunday and he's seen his production fall off in his last five, averaging 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 treys. If he's out, C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez will play more. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:46 pm
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs Phi
    • Nick Young (knee) out again on Sunday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Thunder on Sunday.

      Advice: He is still dealing with swelling in his knee and the fact that the Lakers ruled him out a day before the game suggests he could miss Tuesday against the Hornets. Wayne Ellngton had a great second half on Friday while Jeremy Lin is finally starting to put some good games together, averaging 16.3 points, 2.0 boards, 4.3 assists and 0.8 treys in his last four. Young can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:36 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Bradley Beal (leg) could return on Saturday?
      Head coach Randy Wittman left open the possibility of Bradley Beal (leg) playing on Saturday against the Pistons.

      Advice: Normally Beal would be required to make it through a full practice before returning, but coach Wittman said that it was not mandatory in order for Beal to play. "We’ll see in these next couple days," Wittman said before Friday's game against the 76ers. "He’s been going through simulations with all our players. All the hard running and stuff that needs to be done and then you check to make sure there’s no lingering effect the next day." We should know more on Beal's status closer to tip-off, so owners will want to check back for an update. Garrett Temple, Rasual Butler and Otto Porter will continue to see increased roles if Beal remains sidelined. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 6:16 am
    • Bayless scores 12 points vs. Lakers
      Jerryd Bayless scored 12 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-14 shots (including a three) with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes.

      Advice: The minutes are what's interesting here and that's before you get to Jerryd Bayless' ailing knee. He didn't produce a lot tonight and O.J. Mayo was out, but there's enough going for Bayless for owners to give him a look. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:34 am
    • McLemore scores 21 points vs. Spurs
      Ben McLemore scored 21 points on 5-of-8 shooting (10-of-12 FTs) with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

      Advice: McLemore has looked pretty good this season but the usage just hasn't been there, and his stat-set is somewhat deficient for standard formats. He got the extra looks tonight with DeMarcus Cousins out with a short-term ankle issue, but he should slowly see his role increase as the Kings finish out the season under George Karl. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:22 am
    • Chandler hits 2-of-11 shots off the bench
      Wilson Chandler hit 2-of-11 shots in his 34-minute stint off the bench on Friday, finishing with six points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The line isn't bad even if the shooting was. With the way the Nuggets have thinned out, Chandler should be owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:03 am
    • Gordon posts 20 pts, eight rebs, four 3PMs
      Eric Gordon scored 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting (including four threes) with one rebound and eight assists in the Pelicans' 104-102 win over the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: The Pelicans aren't falling out of contention in the playoff chase and Gordon is a big reason why. He's been a top 50-75 guy (8/9 cat) over the last month or so and that'll probably be the case until (if) Jrue Holiday returns. Tyreke Evans added 19 points, three boards, 11 assists, one trey and five turnovers in the win. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:44 am
    • Dragic goes for 20 and five in loss
      Goran Dragic scored 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, five assists and one steal in the Heat's loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: Dragic has been a top-70 player so far in Miami and that's likely to rise as he gets comfortable and his role increases. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:33 am
    • Chalmers scores six points off the bench
      Mario Chalmers scored six points on 2-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Chalmers took a fatal blow to his fantasy value with the arrival of Goran Dragic and owners in 12-14 team formats can move along. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:27 am
    • Beverley returns from his illness on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) returned to action in Friday's win over the Nets, scoring nine points on 3-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

      Advice: This is better than we thought he'd do after multiple weeks looking banged up and/or sick. We're not sure he's over his current flu right now so owners should approach him with caution, but he's probably worth a pickup if he has been dropped after a really cold stretch. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:19 am
    • Arron Afflalo scores 18 points in 31 minutes
      Arron Afflalo scored 18 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers against the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: The Blazers went small tonight, which explains the uptick in minutes. Afflalo is likely only going to get minutes in the mid-20s, so it's going to be tough for him to hold value in standard leagues coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:57 pm
       
      3:00 pm @ Sac
    • Wes Matthews hurts hand, doesn't need X-ray
      Wesley Matthews hurt his hand on Friday and said he doesn't need an X-ray.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game, so he didn't have to play through it. Matthews didn't play well tonight, making 2-of-13 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers. He should be ready to roll for the Kings on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 pm
    • Patrick Beverley returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on knee
      Jared Dudley needed an X-ray on his knee following Friday's game.

      Advice: He said he is dealing with some problems with his kneecap, which bothered him last season. Dudley hasn't played well lately and has clearly been passed by Khris Middleton. If he's out, more minutes will go to Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:54 pm
       
      Injured
    • Isaiah Thomas at it again with 28 & 7 in win
      Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points on 9-of-22 shooting (2-of-8 3PTs, 8-of-10 FTs) with one rebound, seven assists and one steal in the Celtics' 106-98 win over the Hornets on Friday.

      Advice: Thomas has been a top-25 player in four games for the Celtics (top-60 in 9-cat), averaging 22.3 points in 27.7 mpg with 2.5 treys, 3.3 boards, 6.0 assists, 1.0 steals and a devastating 88.6 percent from the line on 8.8 attempts per game. He's hitting just 39.3 percent of his shots during that small sample and his playing time should continue to rise. Meanwhile the Celtics look like a transformed team and a fun potential No. 8 seed if they can keep it up. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:51 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Henderson holds on with solid night
      Gerald Henderson scored 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block on Friday.

      Advice: Henderson has been a borderline value in 12-team standard leagues for the last week or so and one has to wonder how his numbers will hold up with Mo Williams around. If you want to ride him while he's moderately productive go for it, but there's not enough upside to call him a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:46 pm
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 19
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 19 points with six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Knicks during a 121-115 overtime loss.

      Advice: He was coming in with some serious momentum, but his averages over his last five still look good with 19.6 points, 3.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 treys. Caldwell-Pope seems to have finally turned the corner and is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:33 pm
    • George Hill logs 1st triple-double of career
      George Hill logged the first triple-double of his career on Friday during a 93-86 win over the Cavs with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, one block, two steals and two turnovers.

      Advice: Since Monday, there has been a triple-double every night this week. Hill has really stepped up with 7.0 assists per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.8 points, 4.2 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 treys. He's not shooting the ball well, but he is a must-start player right now. Plus, it's great to see his groin injury is behind him. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:06 pm
       
      Player Note
      George Hill Ind - PG,SG
      3:00 pm vs Phi
    • Nick Young officially out for Friday
      Nick Young (knee) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He was essentially ruled out on Thursday and he is likely going to miss games. Young is in the news most of the time for leading the league in shoekeepers and keeping his right arm tattoo-free strictly for buckets. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 6:01 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Update: Wilson Chandler to come off bench Fri
      Updating a previous report, Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Jazz.

      Advice: Gary Harris is going to stick with the starting unit for this one, and this is a very interesting move for head coach Brian Shaw. The Nuggets don't have a lot of healthy bodies, so Chandler should still be able to get his minutes, but he'll be a bit more of a risky play coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:24 pm
    • Pat Beverley is a go, likely on a minutes cap
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He will have a minutes limit tonight. Beverley probably won't be shooting the ball more than six times or so because he's in a slump. He's more of a stash in standard leagues until he gets it going. Jason Terry can be dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:08 pm
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) will play Friday
      Wilson Chandler (groin) is a go for Friday's game vs. Utah.

      Advice: Chandler will likely return to the starting lineup, which will send Gary Harris back to the bench, and take away minutes from Will Barton. The Nuggets are banged up right now with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (calf) out, so Wilson could be forced into heavy minutes playing both forward spots. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:50 pm
    • Patrick Beverley expected to play on Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is expected to play against the Nets on Friday.

      Advice: He hasn't been playing well these days, making 19.2 percent from the field in his last three. Beverley probably won't have a lot of shots going his way tonight and is not a great play in fantasy right now. Jason Terry also loses his luster. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:24 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out again for Friday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play against the Lakers on Friday.

      Advice: The Bucks called Mayo sitting on Wednesday as "rest" but it certainly raised a red flag because they weren't on the front or back end of a back-to-back set. Mayo tweaked his hamstring on Feb. 20, but he did play 31.0 minutes per game in his two following outings. With Mayo out, Jerryd Bayless will log more minutes at shooting guard which may allow Tyler Ennis to get minutes close to 20. Khris Middleton should also have a higher usage rate, which helped him get to 19 points on Wednesday. Mayo is a tough player to own now that he's not healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 12:04 pm
    • Scott still doesn't expect Nick Young to play
      Coach Byron Scott said he does not expect Nick Young (knee) to play against the Bucks on Friday.

      Advice: He is technically questionable, but there has been nothing to suggest he is going to play. With Young out, we'll see more of Jeremy Lin in the second unit with Wes Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson all expected to score more, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:32 am
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Bradley Beal (leg) will not play on Friday
      Bradley Beal (leg) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: Beal still needs to go through a full practice before he can return to the court, so until that happens, he's not going to play. Garrett Temple, Otto Porter, and Rasual Butler will continue to split minutes at the two-spot with Beal sidelined, but the timeshare makes all of those guys too risky for use in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:08 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) still questionable
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through the Rockets' shootaround, but he remains questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

      Advice: We'll be monitoring Beverley's status closely, but if he's forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni would pick up most of his minutes. Terry has picked up a majority of Beverley's playing time over the past two games, but with averages of 8.5 points, 2.0 assists, 2.5 steals, and 2.5 three-pointers during that span, his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:58 am
    • Nick Young (knee) says he will not play Fri.
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Thursday's practice, and said that he will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: "I don’t think it’s serious," said Lakers coach Byron Scott of Young's knee injury. "But it’s serious enough that he might miss another game or two. I know it’s getting better and the swelling is going down." If Young does indeed sit out on Friday, Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson, and Jeremy Lin will all see some increased opportunity on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:40 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) practices Thursday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) went through a light practice on Thursday, but he remains questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: The Rockets kept things light on Thursday, mainly going through shooting drills, so Beverley wasn't really tested and his status is still up in the air for Friday's game. If Beverley is again forced to sit on Friday, Jason Terry would get another game with the starting unit, although he remains an unattractive option in most leagues despite the starter-tag. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:35 am
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) targeting Friday
      Wilson Chandler (groin) said that he'll "more than likely" be available for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Chandler also downplayed the severity of his groin injury, saying it's nothing more than a "light strain," and it appears he has a decent chance of suiting up for Friday's matchup with Utah. Owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip, but if Chandler is able to go, Gary Harris would head back to the bench where he'd return to being a negligible option in all leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 11:24 am
    • Patrick Beverley questionable for Friday
      Patrick Beverley (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Beverley has missed two consecutive games with flu-like symptoms and needed an IV on Monday. He should have had enough time to recover by Friday night, but Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni would fill in with limited fantasy value if Beverley sits again on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:09 am
    • DeMar DeRozan shares Lowry's trash sentiments
      Using Kyle Lowry's recent comments as a jumping off point, DeMar DeRozan said his game is right in the trash next to Lowry's.

      Advice: DeRozan's recent play hasn't taken as big of a dip as Lowry's, but his averages of 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists over his last five games are all down from his season averages. While DeRozan doesn't provide much in terms of peripheral stats, he's still a solid top-75 fantasy player due to his ability to score in bunches. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:00 am
    • Wesley Matthews bounces back with 31
      Wesley Matthews, who missed all seven of his shots and scored four points on Sunday, got it back on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes! Arron Afflalo scored 10 points off the bench, and owners who were scared that Afflalo's presence would ruin Matthews should be feeling much better about things after this performance. And yes, he just went from a season low in scoring to a season high in back-to-back games, which is pretty hard for fantasy studs to do at this point in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:11 am
    • K. Leonard plays well, at least in fantasy
      Kawhi Leonard hit 5-of-13 shots for 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but the Spurs lost their fourth straight game, this time to the Blazers.

      Advice: He was a team-high -13 +/- tonight, and had also been struggling for his fantasy owners, mainly due to poor shooting and some confidence issues. There wasn't much wrong with tonight's line, and you have to think he's on the verge of righting the ship soon. This was at least a step in the right direction. Tim Duncan added 20 points and eight boards in another Spurs loss, and they're just four games ahead of streaking New Orleans in the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 pm
    • McLemore scores 16 points vs. Grizzlies
      Ben McLemore scored 16 points on Wednesday, but backed it up with zero rebounds, zero assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting.

      Advice: The potential is there, but he tends to leave his owners with the opposite of a peaceful, easy feeling after each game. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:30 pm
    • Bradley Beal (leg) hopes to play Friday night
      Bradley Beal (leg) is hoping to play Friday against the 76ers.

      Advice: The Wizards really need him right now, going 2-6 since Beal went down. He will almost certainly be on a minutes limit in his return and likely be in the 24-30 range. With Beal back, we'll see a lot less of Otto Porter and Garrett Temple. The frontcourt guys should also score slightly less. Beal should be owned in standard leagues as more of a stash. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:54 pm
    • Eric Gordon's slump continues Wednesday
      Eric Gordon hit just 2-of-11 shots (both 3-pointers) for eight points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal on Wednesday.

      Advice: He's really struggling with his shot right now, hitting just 19-of-61 shots over his last five games, good for just 31 percent. He's averaging 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 3.2 3-pointers over that stretch, so if his shot ever comes back, he could start putting up some really nice numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:02 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless plays 30 minutes
      Jerryd Bayless played 30 minutes during a 104-88 win over the 76ers on Wednesday with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: With O.J. Mayo (rest) out and Michael Carter-Williams only playing 18 minutes, there was a lot of playing time up for grabs for Bayless tonight. However, he will likely start seeing his minutes fall to the mid-20s in short order. In his last five, he averaged 9.4 points, 4.2 boards, 3.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.6 treys. His numbers will likely be in that neighborhood going forward. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:00 pm
    • J.J. Barea plays well in start for Rondo
      J.J. Barea started at point guard due to Rajon Rondo's one-game suspension on Wednesday and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists.

      Advice: Devin Harris played well on Tuesday, when Rondo was benched prior to being suspended, but the Mavs like him off the bench. Any time Rondo is out, JJB is the way to go. Harris had 10 points, three rebounds and two assists on 2-of-7 shooting in just 20 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:53 pm
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 33 minutes
      Mario Chalmers got 33 minutes off the Heat bench on Wednesday, but hit just 2-of-10 shots and 1-of-8 3-pointers for eight points and one assist.

      Advice: Yuck. The minutes were nice, but it's going to be very tough for him to do much as long as Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:33 pm
    • Henry Walker hits 3-of-13 shots in 33 minutes
      Henry Walker came off the bench and played 33 minutes in Wednesday's overtime win, but hit just 3-of-13 shots and 2-of-11 3-pointers for 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

      Advice: The minutes were there, but his shot wasn't. If the Heat are going to keep giving him minutes, and it looks like they plan to, he's probably worth a flier in deep leagues. He played 21 minutes and scored 11 in his Heat debut on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:30 pm
    • Wilson Chandler out on Wednesday night
      Wilson Chandler (groin) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: The Nuggets are very thin at forward and will start Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur at those two spots. Chandler is likely going to miss more time, so there fantasy owners should take a look at Gallo and/or Arthur tonight. Although, he is targeting a return for Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:16 pm
    • Bradley Beal (leg) sits out seventh straight
      Bradley Beal (leg) will miss his seventh consecutive game on Wednesday.

      Advice: Beal traveled with the team and has been slowly ramping up his activity in recent days, leaving him questionable to return in Philly on Friday or at home on Saturday. Garrett Temple will earn another start at SG in his absence but he's only worth a look in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:56 pm
    • O.J. Mayo (rest) out against the 76ers
      O.J. Mayo (rest) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

      Advice: Interesting. The Bucks played their last game on Monday and their next game isn't until Friday, so this is a surprise. Mayo was playing well and even logged 34 minutes on Monday. With him out, Jerryd Bayless should log the majority of his minutes at shooting guard while Khris Middleton may also play a tad more. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:24 pm
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) out again vs. LAC
      Patrick Beverley (illness) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: That's not good against Chris Paul. Beverley needed an IV on Monday, but he should be ready for the weekend. The Rockets will likely start Jason Terry, who scored nine points in 28 minutes on Monday. Pablo Prigioni will also play close to 20 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas to continue coming off bench
      Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that he isn't considering Isaiah Thomas as a starter, and he's happy with the backcourt combination of Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley.

      Advice: Thomas has averaged 21.0 points, 3.0 triples, 3.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 steals in two games with Boston, despite playing only 26 minutes off the bench. He's a must-start fantasy player whether he's starting or leading the second unit, and his presence is a drag on Smart's fantasy outlook. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:02 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz
      Nick Young (knee) will not play vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Celtics on Sunday, so it's a shame that he is going to have to sit this one out. The good news is that an MRI taken on his knee came back negative, but head coach Byron Scott said that Young was still dealing with some swelling. Consider Young day-to-day for now, and expect Wayne Ellington, Wes Johnson and Jeremy Lin to all see increased opportunities with Young on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:36 am
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Wilson Chandler (hip) doubtful vs. the Suns
      Wilson Chandler (hip) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Now that they are pretty much out of playoff contention, the Nuggets have almost no incentive to play Chandler at less than 100 percent so we would be shocked if he somehow played in this one. Gary Harris drew the start in Chandler's place on Monday, but after scoring just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting in 26 minutes, he is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Expect Randy Foye, Will Barton and Danilo Gallinari to see an uptick in minutes as well Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:21 am
    • Patrick Beverley (illness) skips shootaround
      Patrick Beverley (illness) was not at shootaround and remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

      Advice: He wasn't able to play against the Wolves on Monday due to flu-like symptoms, but it's hard to imagine him not doing everything he can to play against Chris Paul and the Clippers. Beverley will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so his owners will have no choice but to check back later before setting their lineups. Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will fill the void for the Rockets if Beverley sits, but James Harden will have even more responsibility on offense if that is the case. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:43 am
    • DeMar DeRozan, Lowry shoot combined 11-of-36
      DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points on 7-of-21 shooting in Tuesday's road loss, while backcourt partner Kyle Lowry scored 11 points on 4-of-15 shooting.

      Advice: DeRozan's fantasy value has tumbled thanks to career-low 39.6 percent shooting this season, and he's been slow to regain his All-Star form since returning from a groin injury in mid-January. He's still a steady top-75 producer in most formats, however, and an uptick in his offensive numbers would vault him into the early rounds. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:41 pm
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 21 pts w/ five 3s
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's 21 points weren't enough to beat the Cavs on Tuesday, as he sank 7-of-13 shots with five 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 33 minutes.

      Advice: KCP is averaging 19.8 points, 3.8 threes and 1.3 steals over Detroit's past four games. He's made 49.2 percent of his field goals during that span and owners should be deploying him in all formats while he's this hot -- just be prepared for some rough nights, as he's shooting 40.0 percent on the season and takes almost half of his shots beyond the arc. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:25 pm
    • Bradley Beal (leg) will not play on Tuesday
      Bradley Beal (leg) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors, as expected.

      Advice: Garrett Temple will stick in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game, however, he'll be splitting minutes with Rasual Butler and Otto Porter Jr., making all three guys a risky play in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 3:33 pm
    • Nick Young (knee) doesn't practice Tuesday
      Nick Young (knee) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

      Advice: An MRI taken on Young's knee came back negative, but with him sitting out of Tuesday's practice, he looks to be on the doubtful side of questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Utah. If he's unable to go, there will be more minutes for guys like Jeremy Lin, Wes Johnson, and Wayne Ellington. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:55 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Patrick Beverley questionable for Wednesday
      Patrick Beverley (flu-like symptoms) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

      Advice: Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni filled in for Beverley on Monday as he missed the Rockets' game against the Wolves with the same illness. While neither player had a big game in Beverley's absence, Terry has more fantasy potential of the two if Beverley sits again on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 10:34 am
    • Bradley Beal present at Wizards' practice
      Bradley Beal (leg) was present at Wizards' practice on Tuesday, but only participated in individual drills.

      Advice: While Beal seems to be inching closer to a return, it doesn't sound like that's an imminent possibility. Barring a miracle, we'll consider him out for Tuesday's game against the Warriors with a Saturday return looking like the more likely scenario. There isn't a direct fantasy beneficiary in Beal's absence, so Garrett Temple, Otto Porter, and Rasual Butler can all stay on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:31 am
    • Isaiah Thomas relishes victory over Suns
      Isaiah Thomas said it felt good to beat his former team on Monday night as the Celtics beat the Suns in Phoenix.

      Advice: Thomas led the Celtics to victory with 21 points and relished beating the team that traded him last week. "It felt good to beat the team that traded you away," Thomas said. "I just love the big moment. I want to be the hero. IT2 will see plenty of run with the C's and has top-25 fantasy upside the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 7:18 am
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • The Pizza Guy delivers in win over the Suns
      New Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas returned to Phoenix just a week after he was traded away, carving up the Suns for 21 points, seven assists, three treys and one steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: It's clear the Celtics are going to rely on Thomas to generate much of their offense and though they could decide to hold his minutes in the 27-30 range, it wouldn't be surprising if he's running starter's minutes sometime soon. He has top-25 upside and he's probably looking at early round returns no matter what, as now the Suns join the Kings in looking silly for letting the Pizza Guy go. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:35 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Bayless posts low-end line in start for Bucks
      Jerryd Bayless drew another start on Monday against the Bulls, scoring eight points on 4-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, five assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Michael Carter-Williams (foot) sounds like he will play against his old Sixers squad on Wednesday, so that will put a serious damper on Bayless' short-term value. Over the long-term, MCW isn't exactly known for his durability and owners will want to keep a close eye on Bayless or even see how things play out this week. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:52 pm
    • Dudley goes scoreless on Monday vs. Bulls
      Jared Dudley was demoted to a bench role on Monday and missed all four of his shot attempts, finishing with no points as the Bulls had no mercy on his soul.

      Advice: Dudley managed two steals, one board and one assist and he has been slowly trending down over the past week. After a night like this, owners have to be thinking about a drop and if there's any slightly better than average free agent it's an easy call. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:40 pm
       
      Injured
    • Goran Dragic looks much better with 23 & 10
      Goran Dragic showed why the Heat traded for him on Monday with 23 points, two rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

      Advice: He only had one assist in his Heat debut on Saturday and was on the other end of the spectrum tonight. Dragic was highly involved in the offense and he should add plenty more double-doubles with his new team. He's one of the best point guards in the paint, which should complement the rest of the starters. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:15 pm
    • Henry Walker scores 11 points
      Henry Walker made his season debut on Monday with 11 points, one rebound and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

      Advice: It was his first game since 2012 and he looked pretty good out there. Walker had a sweet dunk driving down the lane and hit a couple treys in the first quarter. He's only on a 10-day deal, but he could get another 10-day based on tonight. He's not worth owning in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:06 pm
    • MRI negative on Nick Young (left knee)
      The MRI on Nick Young's left knee came back negative and he is listed as questionable to play against the Jazz on Wednesday.

      Advice: He has some swelling in his knee for the second time in 2015. Young didn't need to miss any games the last time his knee swelled up on him, so this is just a day-to-day issue. If he doesn't play, his minutes will be distributed to about four other players. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:35 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Wilson Chandler (groin) out on Monday night
      Wilson Chandler (groin) will not play against the Nets on Monday.

      Advice: The Nuggets are really going to be shorthanded on the wing. With Chandler out, there should be more Danilo Gallinari at the three and maybe Randy Foye and Gary Harris play more at shooting guard. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 4:31 pm
    • Bradley Beal doing some jumping
      Bradley Beal (leg) said he has been "running and jumping a little bit" in some on-court drills.

      Advice: He said he has no soreness in his leg and "it's just a matter of time now" for him to return. Even with the positive news, we would still consider him doubtful to play on Tuesday against the Warriors. Perhaps he has a chance to return on Saturday following a three-game road trip. Beal should be stashed in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 1:31 pm
    • Nick Young doesn't practice, may have MRI
      Nick Young (swollen left knee) did not practice on Monday and may have an MRI following a doctor visit.

      Advice: His knee swelled up on him Monday morning after playing well on Sunday. Young did have a right knee soreness back in January, so this could be some sort of an aggravation. Should Swaggy miss time, Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Lin, Ryan Kelly and Wes Johnson will step up. Johnson and Lin are probably the best players to speculatively grab depending on what you need. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 12:10 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Bradley Beal (leg) does not practice Monday
      Bradley Beal (leg) did not practice on Monday.

      Advice: The Wizards are certainly going to want Beal to go through a full practice before putting him on the court. He was expected to ramp up his on-court work this weekend, but it didn't happen. His fantasy owners should bench him this week. Meanwhile, Garrett Temple, Otto Porter and Rasual Butler haven't stepped up and we've seen the frontcourt guys add more offense since Beal went down. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 11:46 am
    • Wilson Chandler questionable to play Monday
      Wilson Chandler (hip) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Chandler played just 18 minutes on Sunday, and perhaps now we know why. Chandler has dealt with hip and groin injuries for a lot of his career, and he's once again experiencing soreness in his adductors. If Chandler doesn't suit up, expect Randy Foye to draw the start alongside Danilo Gallinari. Will Barton and rookie Gary Harris could also see a few extra minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:32 am
    • Kawhi Leonard fighting through shooting slump
      Kawhi Leonard admitted that he's currently fighting through a shooting slump.

      Advice: "You definitely got to fight through it," he said. "I still have confidence in my shot. I never think I'm going to miss the next one." Before the Feb. 20 game against the Warriors, Leonard was in a 12-of-52 slide, including 1-of-11 against the Clippers. Gregg Popovich admitted Leonard has had a "rough year," in which he's dealt with both eye infections and a torn ligament in his hand. His efficiency is down as he's shooting just 43.8 percent from the field, and while some of that can be attributed to a larger role, it would be foolish to ignore the injury factors. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 am
    • Spoelstra wants to make Dragic comfortable
      Erik Spoelstra said of his "biggest priorities" is to make Goran Dragic "feel comfortable as soon as we can."

      Advice: "It was tough. Sometimes you didn’t know where to go," Dragic said of his debut with his new teammates. Spoelstra also said that the Heat want to "play to his strengths" when talking about Dragic's acclimation, and it will be an adjustment process for all involved. Even Dwyane Wade admitted it will take some time to play with another guy who can create off the dribble, and it sounds like the Heat will be tinkering with their new look for at least the next several contests. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:12 am
    • Nick Young scores 19 point off Lakers' bench
      Nick Young scored 19 points vs. Boston on Sunday, making 5-of-9 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs with three 3-pointers in his highest-scoring game since Jan. 19.

      Advice: Young added one rebound, one assist, one steal and a rare block during 26 minutes off L.A.'s bench, and his lackluster supporting stats are a big reason why he can't be relied upon in typical fantasy leagues. He was reportedly 15 minutes late to practice but the Lakers haven't confirmed it and he shouldn't face any punishment for Wednesday's game in Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:27 pm
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Isaiah Thomas scores 21 points in Celts debut
      Isaiah Thomas looked good in green during his Celtics debut on Sunday, posting 21 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in just 25 minutes before being ejected in the fourth quarter.

      Advice: He was dealing with a minor illness, according to coach Brad Stevens, and should see his role increase steadily as he adjusts to his new team in Boston. A starting job is almost inevitable, though Thomas should see an uptick in playing time and usage rate no matter where he begins the game. Boston has him under contract for a reasonable $19.3 million over the next three seasons (through 2017-18), so they have plenty of incentive to feed him minutes over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:00 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Arron Afflalo quiet in Trail Blazers debut
      Arron Afflalo made his Trail Blazers debut on Sunday with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench.

      Advice: Afflalo hit one 3-pointer and he'll add some much-needed punch to the Blazers' second unit, but the trade to Portland spoils his fantasy value as long as Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews are healthy. Afflalo doesn't get many boards and assists, and he's even worse in defensive stats, so the 29-year-old veteran belongs on the waiver wire in most standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:17 pm
       
      3:00 pm @ Sac
    • Wesley Matthews shoots 0-of-7 in loss to MEM
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:16 pm
    • Wesley Matthews makes 0-of-7 FGs vs. Memphis
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:52 pm
    • Gerald Henderson (wrist) held to four points
      Gerald Henderson played through a sore left wrist on Sunday vs. the Mavericks, finishing with only four points, three boards, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

      Advice: This is not the same wrist that Henderson had surgery on in May and it doesn't appear that he is danger of missing any action. He doesn't contribute much beyond the occasional scoring outburst and owners in standard leagues can almost certainly do better, especially now that Mo Williams has joined the Hornets' backcourt rotation. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:37 pm
    • Wilson Chandler awful in 18 minutes vs. OKC
      Wilson Chandler played only 18 minutes in Sunday's ugly road loss vs. the Thunder, going 2-of-11 from the field to finish with four points, four rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: Chandler had scored 10+ points in seven of the Nuggets' previous eight games and this was a fluky performance by any measure. Denver may start favoring young players over veterans down the stretch, which would erode Chandler's fantasy appeal, but for now we're anticipating a bounce-back effort vs. Brooklyn on Monday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:59 pm
    • George Hill shoots 4-of-13 in 30 minutes
      George Hill shot 4-of-13 from the field on Sunday, finishing a surprising win vs. the Warriors with 12 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Hill is shooting just 38.8 percent over his past five games and has yet to play more than 30 minutes in a game since returning from his groin injury on Jan. 23. The Pacers' caution is understandable and Hill is still providing fantasy value thanks to solid 3-pointers, assists and steals, in addition to low turnovers from the PG spot. He should only get better in the season's final eight weeks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:50 pm
       
      Player Note
      George Hill Ind - PG,SG
      3:00 pm vs Phi
    • Solomon Hill logs 18 minutes in another start
      Solomon Hill started Sunday's game but played only 18 minutes, scoring six points on 2-of-6 field goals and 2-of-2 free throws.

      Advice: Hill added one rebound and one assist while committing three fouls, and quickly gave way to backup SG Rodney Stuckey. He's a starter in name only at this point, having exceeded 27 minutes just once in February, and is only worth pursuing as a 3-point specialist in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:49 pm
       
      Injured
      3:00 pm vs Phi
    • Isaiah Thomas (illness) will play on Sunday
      Isaiah Thomas is feeling under the weather, but he is going to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

      Advice: Thomas is set to come off the bench in his Boston debut behind Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, but it's going to be interesting to see what coach Brad Stevens does with his rotations. Thomas should still see plenty of run in a bench role, so he's still worth holding onto in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 5:11 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores 26 points
      Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dropped 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting during Sunday's win over the Wizards, adding six 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one turnover over 31 minutes of action.

      Advice: Stan Van Gundy is intent upon developing KCP's game, so he should log heavy minutes on a regular basis. His efficiency remains an issue, but with season averages of 11.9 points, 1.8 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals per game on 39.7 percent shooting, he's worth owning as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:49 pm
    • Gerald Henderson (wrist) will play Sunday
      Gerald Henderson is dealing with a sore wrist but he is planning to play against the Mavericks on Sunday.

      Advice: The Hornets would be forced to give more minutes to mercurial guard Lance Stephenson if Henderson ever has to miss any action, but it looks like they dodged a bullet here. Barring a late setback, Henderson should be ready to roll against the Mavericks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:22 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless scores 13 pts in fill-in start
      Jerryd Bayless started again on Sunday and scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 30 minutes.

      Advice: Michael Carter-Williams (foot) is day-to-day but he could miss a few more games, giving Bayless a temporary window to produce as a starter. He'll drop off instantly once MCW returns, however, so owners should get attached to the 26-year-old journeyman. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:09 pm
    • Khris Middleton & Giannis score 19 pts each
      The Bucks fell at home on Sunday, 86-97, despite getting 19 points from both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

      Advice: Middleton made 6-of-12 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with one 3-pointer, four boards and five assists, and he's emerged as an elite fantasy option over the past month. In his last dozen games he's averaging a stellar 16.2 points (54.2 percent FGs, 91.3 percent FTs), 1.6 threes, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals. He does a little bit of everything, so the arrival of Michael Carter-Williams shouldn't throw him off, and his lucky owners can sit back and enjoy the production. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:07 pm
    • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 19 pts in loss
      Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points, four boards, one steal and two blocks on Sunday, making 7-of-15 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs in a tough home loss.

      Advice: He keeps getting better and has vaulted into top-40 value with no signs of slowing down. His scoring, rebounds and defensive numbers jump out at fantasy owners, but his percentages are just as important -- after a rocky rookie campaign he's now shooting a respectable 50.0 percent from the field and 73.8 percent from the FT line. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:06 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas will come off bench on Sunday
      Isaiah Thomas will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

      Advice: It looks like Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley's job is safe for now, and it will be interesting to see what head coach Brad Stevens does with his rotations in the coming weeks. Thomas should still see plenty of run even in a bench role, so he's still worth owning in all leagues. Check back after the game to see how he fares. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 11:10 am
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Isaiah Thomas going through shootaround
      Newcomers Isaiah Thomas, Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome are all going through shootaround and look set to play against the Lakers on Sunday night.

      Advice: They weren't able to meet up with the team in time to play on Friday, but all signs point to them being activated tonight. It's going to be interesting to see how Thomas fits into the rotation along with Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, so owners will want to keep a close eye on this in the coming days. Jerebko may see a few minutes with Jared Sullinger (foot) out for the season, but Datome will probably be buried on the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 10:43 am
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Aaron Afflalo excited about trade to Blazers
      Aaron Afflalo is excited about his recent trade to Portland, and he has said that he will accept any role that the team gives him as they look to make some noise in the Western Conference.

      Advice: "I look at myself as a person that gives a team what it needs," Afflalo said. "If this team needs depth, if it needs scoring off the bench, if it needs a defensive stopper for segments, that's what I'm going to be." Afflalo's is going to come off the bench in Portland and play fewer minutes than he did in Denver, so even though he should see a decrease in production, his efficiency might rise with a much stronger supporting cast. Afflalo is by no means a must-own player anymore, but he's still worth a look for owners in need of 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:14 am
       
      3:00 pm @ Sac
    • Eric Gordon scores 24 points in easy win
      Eric Gordon was fantastic against the Heat on Saturday with 24 points, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and six 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: This was a huge game from Gordon and the team is really, really going to need him to produce on offense. EJ (Eric Jr.) is launching a ton of treys right now and he's been a top-50 player in the past month. His injury history is behind him for now, so he's a must-start player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:54 pm
    • Goran Dragic has a slow start to Miami career
      Goran Dragic didn't play well in his first game with the Heat on Saturday during a 105-91 loss to the Pelicans, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Heat offense was lost tonight with a lot of guys standing around Dwyane Wade (19 points, four rebounds and four assists) The Heat also used a lot of three-guard lineups tonight, which was a big complaint from Dragic in Phoenix. He obviously gets a pass here and should be better on Monday against the 76ers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:37 pm
    • Mario Chalmers scores 20 points vs. NO
      Mario Chalmers scored 20 points off the bench against the Pelicans on Saturday with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He was fantastic in his new role off the bench to start the game, but he started the second half. Chalmers did get some playing time in the fourth quarter, but amazingly he didn't score any points in garbage time. He has been wildly inconsistent and we would love to see it again, so leave him on the wire unless you need steals and treys badly. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 7:27 pm
    • Gerald Henderson has a bad game
      Gerald Henderson made 2-of-10 from the field for six points with six rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

      Advice: He did have a lot of good looks, but they just weren't falling. Henderson has made just 28.6 percent from the field in his last four and has seen his fantasy appeal fall off even in points leagues and DFS -- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returning doesn't help. Owners in standard leagues should almost never think about adding Henderson. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 6:43 pm
    • Mario Chalmers starts 2nd half vs. Pelicans
      Mario Chalmers started the second half against the Pelicans, with Udonis Haslem shifting to the bench.

      Advice: The Pelicans lost Anthony Davis (shoulder) and Ryan Anderson (knee) for the game, so the Heat opted to go with a smaller lineup to better matchup with New Orleans. Even if Chalmers continues to come off the bench in the future, he should be able to chip in enough points, assists, steals and 3-pointers to be worth holding onto in most leagues. Haslem, on the other hand, isn't a reliable fantasy asset in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 6:06 pm
    • Enter the Dragon: Goran Dragic will start
      Goran Dragic will start against the Pelicans on Saturday.

      Advice: "We brought him here to play. We brought him here to start," coach Erik Spoelstra said. Dragic and the Heat will play at a faster tempo and the former Sun should be operating with the ball a lot more. He also played next to some floor-spacing guys, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits in with some new guys. Obviously, he should see a full complement of minutes and is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:58 pm
    • Goran Dragic will play on Saturday night
      Goran Dragic will play against the Pelicans on Saturday night.

      Advice: Coach Erik Spoelstra also said he expects to see the Heat increase their pace.That's a great sign all around because the Heat rank dead last in the NBA in pace this season. With Dragic in the mix, Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier will lose playing, which is too bad after both played very well on Friday. Dragic should see his fantasy value increase and it'll go up even higher when the Heat rest Dwyane Wade. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:46 pm
    • O.J. Mayo ready to play on Sunday
      O.J. Mayo (hamstring) is available to play against the Hawks on Sunday.

      Advice: He tweaked his hamstring on Friday and did play well, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. Considering Jerryd Bayless will play almost all of his minutes at point guard, Mayo could get close to 30 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:34 pm
    • Young (ankle) returns to action on Friday
      Nick Young (ankle) returned to action on Friday, scoring just five points on 2-of-9 shooting (including a three) to go with three rebounds in 25 minutes.

      Advice: The swag just isn't there for Young, even if we should probably cut him some slack in his first game back. And with the way the Lakers' rotation is looking these days, this is a situation that most owners can pass on in standard formats. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 2:01 am
       
      Injured
      3:30 pm vs OKC
    • Kawhi Leonard plays just 19 minutes vs. GSW
      Kawhi Leonard played just 19 minutes against the Warriors on Friday with 12 points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer on 5-of-7 from the field.

      Advice: There's something up with shot selection these days. Leonard didn't take any shots from within eight feet tonight and missing jumper after jumper has been a problem lately, which resulted in a comment from his coach during the game tonight. "Last night he was doing an impression of Kyle Korver. That's not who he is," coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard is too good and Pop is too smart for this to continue. His owners can just sit tight and wait for the monster lines to come. If you don't own him, try to see if his owner is worried. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:51 am
    • Jared Dudley plays 41 minutes
      Jared Dudley played 41 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during an 89-81 win, scoring 11 points with eight boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: With Ghostface Ilya (illness) continuing to be an anti-Ironman, Dudley picked up some extra run. Dudley's numbers aren't great this month, averaging 10.7 points, 2.9 boards, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 treys on 52.8 percent from the field. He's still a low-end guy to own for those who missed out on the wave of pickups from this week. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:34 am
       
      Injured
    • Wilson Chandler attempts 20 shots in 38 mins
      Wilson Chandler made 8-of-20 from the field for 19 points during an 89-81 loss to the Bucks on Friday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He launched a whopping 12 treys tonight and had a whopping 29.5 usage rate in 38 minutes. Chandler is going to get a ton of shots now with Arron Afflalo out of the picture, so his fantasy owners should see better lines than this one. He's a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:16 am
    • Jerryd Bayless flirts w/ trip-dub in 39 mins
      Jerryd Bayless made his first start at point guard of the season on Friday against the Nuggets, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

      Advice: He had Tyler Ennis back him up, but it was all Bayless tonight with the play-making. Michael Carter-Williams (foot) is going to miss more games and O.J. Mayo's hamstring is ailing, so Bayless is going to be very busy in the next week or so. He has very nice short-term appeal for owners in all depths. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:30 pm
    • Mario Chalmers picks up eight steals vs. NYK
      Mario Chalmers picked up an NBA season-high eight steals against the Knicks on Friday with 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: It was a nice finale for Chalmers because his starting job is gone with Goran Dragic set to take over. Chalmers will lose playing time and is not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:23 pm
    • DeRozan goes for 21 and eight with a trey
      DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds, one assist and three steals in Friday's win.

      Advice: DeRozan has had a disappointing season and a small buy low window might still be open. He has mid-round potential. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:04 pm
    • George Hill struggles against the 76ers
      George Hill cooled off against the 76ers on Friday with seven points, four rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 23 minutes.

      Advice: He had some serious momentum heading into the break, averaging 15.0 points, 2.8 boards, 6.0 dimes, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field in his previous five games. Hill is going to play around 30 minutes most nights and we expect him to be better on Sunday against Golden State. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:51 pm
       
      Player Note
      George Hill Ind - PG,SG
      3:00 pm vs Phi
    • O.J. Mayo injures hamstring in win on Friday
      O.J. Mayo tweaked his hamstring in a win over the Nuggets on Friday, finishing with 13 points, four boards, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

      Advice: We will go ahead and consider him questionable for Sunday's game against the Hawks, but we should have another update after he is evaluated on Saturday. Mayo has scored in double digits in nine out of his last ten games, so hopefully this injury won't force him to miss any action. Expect Jared Dudley, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo to all see more opportunities on offense if Mayo misses any time. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 8:45 pm
    • Jerryd Bayless starting at point guard
      Jerryd Bayless will start at point guard on Friday against the Nuggets.

      Advice: It'll be his first start at point guard this season and he'll start next to Khris Middleton, Jared Dudley, John Henson and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Bayless' backup is Tyler Ennis tonight, so he should see major minutes. He's a very popular DFS play, and justifiably so. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 3:59 pm
    • Isaiah Thomas not expected to play Friday
      Isaiah Thomas is flying to Boston on Friday and isn't expected to have a physical until Saturday, leaving him unlikely to play on Friday night.

      Advice: That should mean plenty of run for Evan Turner, Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley tonight against the Kings. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 2:49 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Jerryd Bayless expected to start on Friday
      The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel expects Jerryd Bayless to start at point guard in Friday's game against the Nuggets.

      Advice: Brandon Knight was shipped to Phoenix Thursday, newly acquired Michael Carter-Williams (toe) is hurt and Jorge Gutierrez's second 10-day contract has expired. It leaves Bayless as the man at the point as the Bucks play up in pace against the Nugs. He's averaging 7.9 points, 3.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 treys while playing 21.2 minutes a night as a reserve this season. Bayless is worth a look in daily formats as he projects closer to 31-34 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 12:34 pm
    • Goran Dragic aiming for Saturday
      Goran Dragic is hoping to make his Heat debut on Saturday, meaning he will not play Friday vs. the Knicks.

      Advice: If the Dragic brothers, and other players involved in the trade, all pass their physicals, look for Goran to start on Saturday. In the meantime, Mario Chalmers could have a big game Friday for the shorthanded Knicks. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:40 am
    • Henry Walker not available for Heat Friday
      Henry Walker (formerly known as Bill Walker) will not play for the Heat on Friday.

      Advice: He's joining the Heat on a 10-day contract, but won't play tonight. With Chris Bosh also out of action for Miami, look for a heavy dose of Hassan Whiteside, Udonis Haslem, Luol Deng, James Ennis and Chris Andersen. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 9:37 am
    • Arron Afflalo: 'It's championship time'
      Following Thursday's trade sending Arron Afflalo to Portland, Afflalo posted a video to his Instragram account stating: "It's championship time."

      Advice: Afflalo will indeed give the Blazers' some much-needed depth, however, he will now see his minutes cut from the 33 minutes per game he was averaging with the Nuggets to somewhere in the mid 20s as a Sixth Man for the Blazers. The Blazers, as a team do take plenty of 3-pointers (second in the league in 3-point attempts per game), so Afflalo should be able to maintain some value, but his demotion to a bench role could end his status as a must-own guy in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:32 am
       
      3:00 pm @ Sac
    • Report: Heat sign Henry Walker to 10-day deal
      The Heat have reportedly signed swingman Henry Walker (former Bill Walker) to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Miami currently has two open roster spots following Thursday's trade that netted them the Dragic brothers, however, Walker has been out of the NBA since the 2011-12 season, and he's extremely unlikely to offer any fantasy value to any teams. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 7:17 am
    • Report: MIA prepared to offer Dragic max-deal
      The Heat are expected to offer Goran Dragic a five-year, max-contract worth upwards of $100 million when he opts out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

      Advice: Miami wouldn't have given up two first-round draft picks without feeling good about their chances of retaining Dragic this offseason, and his fantasy value is due for a significant boost with the move to South Beach. Mario Chalmers' value on the other hand is due to take a sizable hit, as he's forced to a bench role to accommodate The Dragon in the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 6:20 am
    • Kawhi Leonard stuck in a shooting slump
      Kawhi Leonard made just 1-of-11 from the field for four points with six rebounds, six assists and one steal in 27 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: He is struggling on the offensive end right now and this was one of his worst games in a long time. In his last four games, Leonard made just 12-of-52 (23.1 percent from the field. The vast majority of his misses were jump shots tonight, which was the story in his previous three because he missed 20 of his 23 jumpers in that span. Leonard will likely get back to being more of a close-range guy and he's still filling the stat sheet in other areas, so try to buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 10:49 pm
    • J.J. Barea plays 14 minutes off bench
      J.J. Barea came off the bench against the Thunder on Thursday with seven points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: Rajon Rondo is back and will take most of the minutes at point guard. Barea will have to share the backup minutes with Devin Harris, so he's not going to be topping 20 minutes most night. Plus, adding Amare Stoudemire to the second unit suggests he'll have less shots going his way. Barea can be dropped almost everywhere. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 7:56 pm
    • Update: Isaiah Thomas headed to Boston
      Isaiah Thomas has been sent to the Boston Celtics as part of a four-team deal.

      Advice: Thomas could be looking at the starting point guard spot in Boston, and he's likely going to hurt the value of Marcus Smart. He'll be entering a crowded backcourt rotation, with Evan Turner and Smart vying for minutes, but he should easily sustain value in standard leagues as a member of the Celtics. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 12:22 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs GS
    • Goran Dragic traded to Heat at the buzzer
      Goran Dragic has been traded from the Suns to the Heat for a package that includes four players and two first-round draft picks.

      Advice: The Suns received a good haul for Dragic, who demanded a trade due to unhappiness with his role. He gives the Heat a huge upgrade at point guard and makes them a more dangerous playoff team, and his fantasy value should surge with less competition in Miami. His brother Zoran Dragic was also dealt to Miami as part of the bargain. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 11:48 am
    • George Hill likely to play 28-32 minutes
      George Hill (groin) isn't on a minute-limit but coach Frank Vogel doesn't intend to play him more than 28-32 minutes per game.

      Advice: "[Hill's playing time] is unlimited, but we want to be smart," Vogel said. "I'll probably keep it around seven or eight minutes a quarter." That's enough run for Hill to maintain solid value in all formats and he's safe to keep active -- the conservative minutes may actually be a benefit for owners if it prevents Hill from suffering another setback. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 10:46 am
       
      Player Note
      George Hill Ind - PG,SG
      3:00 pm vs Phi
    • Blazers trade for Arron Afflalo, Alonzo Gee
      The Blazers acquired Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee in exchange for a first-round pick, second-round pick, Will Barton, Victor Claver and Thomas Robinson.

      Advice: Afflalo will come off the bench behind Wes Matthews and Nicolas Batum, though he's expected to miss Friday's game before making his debut on Sunday. He was playing 33 minutes per game in Denver this season, but he'll see minutes in the mid 20s now. While the Blazers do take a lot of treys, Afflalo's fantasy value takes a significant hit here. He can be dropped in standard leagues. Gary Harris, Randy Foye and Danilo Gallinari benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 8:29 am
       
      3:00 pm @ Sac
    • Denver looking for huge Arron Afflalo return
      Denver is reportedly seeking a first-round pick and a second-round pick for Arron Afflalo, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

      Advice: While Afflalo has drawn interest around the league, the Nuggets are asking for an awful lot considering Afflalo could elect to hit the open market after this season. If a deal is completed, however, Randy Foye, Gary Harris, and Danilo Gallinari would all stand to see a boost in fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 6:40 am
       
      3:00 pm @ Sac
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