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  • Robert Covington will start vs. Celtics
    Robert Covington will start at small forward on Wednesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He gets a sub-par matchup against Jae Crowder in the starting lineup. Although, Crowder hasn't defended the 3-point line very well on the year. Covington is coming in hot, scoring 19.5 points per game. He should be owned in standard leagues and is worth a play in DFS. 34 minutes ago
  • Isaiah Canaan, Robert Covington to start
    Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington will start on the wings against the Celtics.

    Advice: With Nik Stuaskas (knee) out, the 76ers will look for some extra spacing on the floor with Canaan and Covington. Canaan should be getting plenty of minutes at the two, which also means Phil Pressey should get a few more minutes. Canaan is one of the most inconsistent players around, so start him at your own peril -- he should be defended by Avery Bradley. 38 minutes ago
  • Matt Dellavedova (calf) out vs. Raptors
    Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: With the Cavs set to manage Mo Williams' minutes tonight, that means we should see a lot of Jared Cunningham. The Cavs will also be giving heavy minutes to J.R. Smith at the two. Cunningham is obviously a risky play in DFS tonight. 41 minutes ago
  • Napier could see more PT if Payton struggles?
    Head coach Scott Skiles said that Shabazz Napier has earned the right to get more minutes, and his playing time could go up if Elfrid Payton continues to struggle.

    Advice: Skiles benched Payton during Monday's game and gave 29 minutes to Napier, and Napier responded by handing out a career-high nine assists, so it'll be interesting to see what Skiles does with his rotations tonight. We'd recommend using a wait-and-see approach with Napier, as this could more so be Skiles trying to motivate Payton to play better. Today, 2:40 pm
  • Kent Bazemore, Tiago Splitter out again
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) and Tiago Splitter (hip) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll likely be Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup again. Splitter is coming off a wonderful 15-point game and the Hawks will likely be using him on Andrew Wiggins a lot. He's certainly in play for DFS tonight, but don't expect a repeat performance. Lamar Patterson should get some burn, too. Today, 2:37 pm
  • Smart (leg) likely out longer than two weeks
    Marcus Smart (lower left leg) is unlikely to be back on the court within the next two weeks.

    Advice: Smart is currently on crutches, along with wearing a leg brace, so the two-week timetable seems a bit overly optimistic. Smart himself said that there's no definitive timetable for his return, so he could be potentially looking at a lengthy absence. Smart has shown flashes this season, but with averages of 9.8 points, 3.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.1 three-pointers on 33.3 percent shooting on the season, owners in standard leagues without an IR-slot may want to consider cutting ties with Marcus. Today, 2:18 pm
  • Andrew Bogut misses practice
    Andrew Bogut (back) missed practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is just dealing with stiffness, which was evident in Tuesday's game. Bogut should still be ready to go for Friday against the Suns. If he's not, Festus Ezeli will be in line for more minutes and the Warriors may go with the small-ball lineup with its super-human powers. Today, 1:09 pm
  • Kevin Durant working on quicker release
    Kevin Durant said he's working on a quicker release for his jumper.

    Advice: He's also one of the hardest players to block and has been blocked just twice outside of three feet this season -- he was blocked just four times on those shots last season, too. Durant is sneakily putting up a ridiculously efficient season with a 65.5 true shooting percentage and a 29.7 usage rate. He's almost a lock to be a top-three player in standard leagues and just needs to stay healthy. Today, 12:40 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (tailbone) will play on Wednesday
    Rudy Gobert (bruised tailbone) will play Wednesday against the Clippers, as expected.

    Advice: Gobert was never really in any danger of missing tonight's game, but now we have official confirmation that he will be in the starting lineup. Make sure you have him active. Today, 10:28 am
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) ruled out for Wednesday
    Luol Deng (hamstring) has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: "We're just trying to be cautious, trying to be smart," Deng said of bypassing the game against the Pistons, the Heat's first road game in nearly three weeks. "I played the last game and it hasn't gotten any better, so I think we just want to be smart and just try to get rid of the little nagging injury that will just linger on and become something else." We'll consider Deng questionable for Friday's matchup with the Knicks, and it's looking like Gerald Green could draw the start on Wednesday, with Goran Dragic seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Today, 10:05 am
  • Gerald Green runs w/ starters at shootaround
    Gerald Green was spotted running with the starting unit during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

    Advice: Luol Deng (hamstring) is extremely unlikely to play Wednesday vs. the Pistons, and it looks like Erik Spoelstra is contemplating giving Green the start over rookie Justise Winslow. Green can fill it up when given the minutes, but he's been pretty horrible this season with averages of just 7.6 points and 1.1 three-pointers per game. He'll also be competing for touches with Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as a starter, so even as a punt play in DFS, he'll be a very risky option. Today, 9:42 am
  • Mitch McGary (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Mitch McGary (ankle) was moving well during Wednesday morning's shootaround, according to beat reporter Anthony Slater, and he'll likely be available vs. the Nets.

    Advice: McGary is averaging just 5.7 minutes per game this season, so his playing status is largely irrelevant in fantasy leagues. Today, 9:26 am
  • Dwight Howard cleared for back-to-back sets
    Dwight Howard has been cleared for back-to-back sets.

    Advice: After spending half the season on the sidelines last year, Howard has looked revitalized this season and he's currently putting up second-round value (punting free throws) in 9-cat and 8-cat leagues behind averages of 13.8 points, 13.6 boards and 2.0 blocks per game on 62.5 percent shooting. However, it's worth noting that Dwight said his minutes will likely be kept in the 20-25 minute range during his first back-to-back set on Sunday vs. the Knicks and Monday vs. the Pistons. Clint Capela's value will take a substantial hit with D12 no longer sitting back-to-back sets. Today, 9:19 am
  • Channing Frye will start Wednesday vs. Knicks
    Channing Frye will replace Victor Oladipo in the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Joining him in the starting unit will be Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucavic. Frye is about as hit-or-miss as they come, and with averages of just 6.5 points, 4.0 boards and 1.5 three-pointers on 36.1 percent shooting as a starter this season, he's not worth a pickup in most leagues. It'll be interesting just how long he sticks in the starting five, as Aaron Gordon seems like the better option. Today, 9:01 am
  • Victor Oladipo will come off the bench on Wed
    Victor Oladipo will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, and Channing Frye will replace him in the starting five.

    Advice: Oladipo has been horrible since returning from the concussion, averaging just 7.3 points, 4.0 boards and 2.7 assists per game on a putrid 31.0 percent shooting from the field, so perhaps he can get things back on track acting as a sixth man for the Magic. Oladipo has early-round upside, so owners shouldn't be looking to sell at this current low point. For what it's worth, head coach Scott Skiles said the move was not punitive, and he's just looking to get more balance with the first-unit. There's also no indication that the bench role will be a long-term thing for Dipo, and it's important to note that he's still expected to play starters minutes. Today, 8:38 am
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) doubtful for Wednesday
    Luol Deng (hamstring) is not expected to play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Deng said that he will wait until closer to Friday before determining his status for the Heat's game against the Knicks, implying that he will not suit up tonight. Owners of Deng should keep him on their bench, and Goran Dragic will see a bit of a boost sans Deng. Justise Winslow will have the opportunity to enter the starting five with Deng on the sidelines, but he doesn't really fill up the stat sheet even when given the minutes. Today, 8:36 am
  • Nik Stauskas (knee) ruled out for road trip
    Nik Stauskas (left knee contusion) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 76ers three-game road trip.

    Advice: Stauskas is expected to miss the next week of action, which will translate to more opportunity for guys like Robert Covington, Isaiah Canaan, JaKarr Sampson and Hollis Thompson, with Covington offering the most upside. Stauskas wasn't playing very well before the injury, so owners may want to consider sending him to the waiver wire. Today, 8:29 am
  • Mo Williams (ankle) will play on Wednesday
    Mo Williams (ankle) will play Wednesday vs. the Raptors, but head coach David Blatt said that he will monitor his minutes.

    Advice: If Blatt intends to monitor Mo's minutes, he may need to get creative with the point guard position as Matthew Dellavedova (calf) is headed for a game-time call. Williams is going to get a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry of the Raptors, and partnering that with a limited workload makes him an unattractive play in DFS. Today, 8:26 am
  • Nik Stauskas (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Brett Brown said that Nik Stauskas (left knee contusion) might not be available for the rest of the 76ers three-game road trip. Today, 8:15 am
  • Shumpert (wrist) making progress in recovery
    Iman Shumpert (wrist) has progressed to short-range form shooting with his surgically repaired right wrist, and he's also converting layups.

    Advice: Shumpert is shooting to return by mid-December, which is right at the 12-week mark of his initial 12-14 week timetable. He'll provide a major boost to the Cavs' second-unit, but he can't be viewed as much more than a 3-point and steals specialist in deep leagues. Today, 8:12 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova (calf) a game-time call
    Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: Dellavedova's value is set to take a hit tonight anyway with the return of Mo Williams (ankle), and with him heading towards a game-time decision, he's far too risky to consider using in DFS. Williams could be forced into heavy minutes if Delly is unable to give it a go. Stay tuned. Today, 8:02 am
  • Mo Williams (ankle) says he'll play Wednesday
    Mo Williams (ankle) said that he will play in Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Williams has spent the past two games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, but he'll be back on the floor tonight which will send Matthew Dellavedova back to the bench. Williams will draw a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry of the Raptors, so he's not a great play in DFS. Today, 7:47 am
  • Kobe thinks Dubs can beat 33-game win streak
    Following the Lakers 111-77 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant said the he believes the Dubs have a real shot at breaking the 1971-72 Lakers' 33-game win streak.

    Advice: "Yeah, they could do it – because they’re good," Bryant said. "It’s a very young league, and they’ve managed to put together a team of extremely intelligent players and extremely versatile players, and great shooters. And so I see no reason why they couldn’t continue to extend [the record]." Game recognize game. Simply put, the Warriors have looked phenomenal this year going undefeated through the first 16 games of the season with MVP Stephen Curry leading the way behind averages of 32.1 points (career-high), 5.1 boards (career-high), 5.9 assists, 2.6 steals (career-high) and 4.9 three-pointers (career-high) per contest on 51.2 percent shooting from the field. The Dubs will look to extend their current winning streak against the Suns on Friday. Today, 6:22 am
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off bench
    Ed Davis hit 5-of-8 shots in 35 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He struggled on Sunday, but was back at it tonight. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and is someone you should trust for as long as Meyers Leonard is out with his shoulder injury. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Andrew Bogut tweaks his back, stays in game
    Andrew Bogut tweaked his back in Tuesday's win over the Lakers, but he stayed in the game and finished with eight points, seven boards, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: To be clear, the injury looked minor and the Warriors simply put a wrap around his back, so we'll leave him off the injury report for now. With three days off until Friday's game vs. Phoenix, Bogut should be fine. His minutes will be held in check going forward because the Warriors want to keep him fresh for the postseason, so he is a low-end option at best. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 18 in loss to Bulls
    C.J. McCollum hit 7-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, two rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: This wasn't one of his greatest games, but he still put up pretty solid numbers. The Blazers get the Lakers on Saturday, so CJM should have a big game as long as he's not on the bench late in a blowout. Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Mason Plumlee goes for 11 & 17 in loss
    Mason Plumlee hit 5-of-13 shots for 11 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: He played 35 minutes and has been playing very well for the Blazers, posting three straight double-doubles and averaging 15.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in his last three games. And in the game prior to that streak, he scored nine points with four rebounds, four assists and six blocks. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu struggles in loss to Bulls
    Al-Farouq Aminu hit just 1-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: AFA had scored in double figures in four straight games and double-doubled in two of them, but couldn't put it in the basket tonight. He should bounce back on Saturday against the lowly Lakers. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Noah Vonleh quiet in another start
    Noah Vonleh started again on Tuesday, but hit just 3-of-7 shots for seven points, three rebounds and a block in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Ed Davis played 35 minutes off the bench and is the starter for all intents and purposes, and finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. With Meyers Leonard out, Davis is the guy you want to own here. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Warriors set NBA record, improve to 16-0
    The Warriors set an NBA record on Tuesday with a dominant win over the Lakers to become the first team to start the season 16-0 with Stephen Curry leading the way with 24 points.

    Advice: Unreal. The Warriors look unstoppable at the moment and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Curry has been the clear frontrunner to win the MVP Award once again and he's been the best player in real life and in fantasy this season. The Warriors will look to improve their streak on Friday in Phoenix. Curry added nine assists, four boards, two steals and four 3-pointers in the win. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Will Barton held to one point in loss Tuesday
    Will Barton scored just one point with three rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Nuggets don't have a lot of size right now due to some injuries and Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan were having their way in the paint, so Denver was forced to play big for most of the game which limited Barton to 20 minutes. There's no reason for his owners to panic considering he averaged 15.6 points, 1.4 3-pointers, 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in his previous five games, so expect him to bounce back vs. the Spurs on Friday. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Nik Stauskas diagnosed with knee contusion
    An MRI revealed nothing more than a left knee contusion for Nik Stauskas, and the 76ers are currently listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: A knee contusion typically isn't a lengthy absence, but given the way the 76ers tend to handle injuries, we're going to consider Stauskas doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Celtics. Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington will benefit sans Sauce Castillo. Yesterday, 1:24 pm
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) sits out practice Tues
    Luol Deng (hamstring) sat out Tuesday's practice and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Hamstring injuries are tricky, and given that Deng said his hamstring tightened up on him during Monday's game, it wouldn't be surprising to see him wearing a suit on Wednesday night. If Deng can't give it a go tomorrow, Goran Dragic would have some increased opportunity for touches on offense. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would also see a spike to their usage rates, and Justise Winslow would have the opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 12:54 pm
  • Mithc McGary (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Mitch McGary (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: McGary's been a negligible part of the rotation for the Thunder this season, so there won't be much fantasy fallout if he's unable to give it a go. Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Kevin Durant feels good after return Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) said he felt good after his return Monday night.

    Advice: Durant scored 27 points with six rebounds, one assist, four steal, one block, and three treys in his first game after a six-game absence and felt no worse for the wear. "Felt good, got a little winded playing up in Utah. Forgot about the altitude," Durant said. "But after that first couple minutes, felt good." More importantly, he was able to play 30 minutes and should be started in all fantasy lineups as long as he's healthy. Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Rudy Gobert suffers a tailbone contusion
    Rudy Gobert suffered a tailbone contusion in Monday's loss to the Thunder, finishing with 10 points, five boards, one steal and five turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Gobert went to the locker room for a few moments, but he never returned to the game even though he was probable to return. However, the game was an absolute blowout, so the Jazz probably just kept him on the bench as a precaution. We'll put Gobert on the injury report to be safe, but he should be ready to go against the Clippers on Wednesday. Monday, 9:51 pm
  • Mitch McGary twists his ankle on Monday
    Mitch McGary twisted his ankle in Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He was getting a few minutes of action in garbage time, so it's tough to see him suffer an injury in a blowout win. McGary was in a lot of pain and could be looking at some time on the shelf, but he wasn't on the fantasy radar anyways because he has been buried on the bench. Monday, 9:44 pm
  • Luol Deng plays 31 minutes vs. Knicks
    Luol Deng scored nine points with three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision to play today due to a hamstring issue. Deng has not been heavily involved in the offense and has taken less than 10 shots from the field in seven of his last eight games. Deng's low ceiling makes him an undesirable player to own in standard leagues. Monday, 9:40 pm
  • Kevin Durant doesn't skip a beat, scores 27
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned from a six-game absence on Monday vs. the Jazz, scoring 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting with six boards, one assist, four steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He looked phenomenal tonight and confirmed before the game that his hamstring is 100 percent. Durant didn't have any playing time restrictions, but the Thunder had a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter which allowed them to rest their superstar. KD was the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis before his injury and he has picked up right where he left off, so his owners should be feeling pretty pumped right now. He'll get the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Robert Covington scores 18 points off bench
    Robert Covington had his second great performance in a row on Monday vs. the Wolves, scoring 18 points with six boards, one assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He is coming off a 21-point outing against the Heat on Saturday and looks ready to go on a hot streak. With Nik Stauskas leaving Monday's game with a knee injury, Covington could have some more consistent minutes coming his way. After a painfully slow start to the season, Covington looks like he is worthy of a pickup in most leagues. Monday, 8:53 pm
  • Canaan scores 14 points, starts 2nd half
    Isaiah Canaan scored 14 points on 3-of-10 shooting in Monday's loss to the Wolves with three boards, three assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Nik Stauskas left the game with a knee injury and will have an MRI on Tuesday, so Canaan could be looking at an increased role going forward. He is a very streaky shooter and struggles with consistency, so he's better suited for deeper leagues. Monday, 8:48 pm
  • Gobert (tailbone) probable to return Monday
    Rudy Gobert has a tailbone contusion and is probable to return to Monday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: The Thunder are currently destroying the Jazz with a few minutes left in the fourth quarter, so Utah may leave him on the bench. The good news is that Gobert is fine and is simply dealing with a bruise. Monday, 8:14 pm
  • Nik Stauskas (knee) will have an MRI Tuesday
    Nik Stauskas (left knee pain) will have an MRI on Tuesday.

    Advice: He wasn't able to play in the second half of Monday's game vs. the Wolves after he complained about some soreness, and he didn't look quite right with just one shot attempt on the night. Isaiah Canaan started the second half on Sunday, while Robert Covington would also benefit if Stauskas needs to miss time. For what it's worth, Stauskas wouldn't reveal if he thought he had any ligament damage, so it certainly sounds like it's possible that he could be looking at an extended absence. Monday, 8:10 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova looks great again
    Matthew Dellavedova scored 15 points against the Magic on Monday with nine assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was awesome and has looked like a whole new player this season. Dellavedova is just keeping the seat warm for Kyrie Irving (knee) and he'll likely move back to the bench when Mo Williams (ankle) can return, which can be as soon as this week. He's more of a short-term add despite his terrific play in the past week. Monday, 8:04 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (back) goes to locker room
    Rudy Gobert took a knee to his lower back in Monday's game vs. the Thunder and went back to the locker room.

    Advice: He was in a little bit of pain, but it didn't look too serious and he is likely just getting a little bit of treatment in the locker room. Stay tuned. Monday, 8:02 pm
  • Shabazz Napier hands out nine dimes
    Shabazz Napier handed out a career-high nine assists against the Cavs during a 117-103 loss on Monday, adding 11 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He took over for a benched Elfrid Payton and there's even a chance Napier gets the starting job. Coach Scott Skiles likes Napier more than LeBron James did, but he still doesn't have much of a fantasy upside. Napier is only a speculative add if you really need a point guard and is better suited for 14- or 16-team leagues. Monday, 7:44 pm
  • Channing Frye gets seven minutes
    Channing Frye played seven minutes against the Cavs on Monday with nine points and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was really late on some defensive rotations late in the game and he did not enter the game until seven minutes were left in the fourth quarter. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Monday, 7:09 pm
  • Scott Skiles: It's time to change the lineup
    Coach Scott Skiles said that it's "time to change the lineup" following a loss to the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: Oh boy. Based on how Victor Oladipo has been benched multiple times in the past week, there is a pretty good chance he or Elfrid Payton moves to the second unit because they're not playing well off each other right now. Oladipo's owners shouldn't be pushing the panic button yet and anyone who wants to own him should try to see if his owner will sell low. He finished with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes. Monday, 6:51 pm
  • Nik Stauskas (left knee pain) will not return
    Nik Stauskas (left knee pain) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Stauskas missed his only shot attempt of the night and complained about his knee at halftime, so Isaiah Canaan started the second half. Stauskas has struggled all season long despite having the green light from deep and virtually no competition for minutes, but owners in deep leagues may want to wait until we get a firm update before making any changes. Monday, 6:32 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Tuesday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it should be noted that he didn't practice on Monday. Bazemore's ankle is progressing and he said on Saturday that he is taking it "day by day", so hopefully we will see him back on the court later in the week. Thabo Sefolosha will benefit the most with Bazemore out, but Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will likely stay in the rotation as well. Monday, 6:14 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Durant hasn't played since Nov. 10 against the Wizards, but his hamstring has progressed really well and he won't have any playing time restrictions tonight. Additionally, an MRI taken a few days ago came back negative. He has been the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis, so plug him back into your lineups with confidence. Russell Westbrook's numbers won't be quiet as impressive with KD back in the mix, while Dion Waiters' inevitable move to the bench will be a buzzkill for his value as well. Monday, 4:30 pm
  • Luol Deng will start on Monday night
    Luol Deng (hamstring) will start against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He might be limited tonight with his hamstring issue and had tightness for much of the day. If Deng doesn't get his normal playing time, that could mean more minutes for Justise Winslow. Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Kevin Durant warming up, still questionable
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is warming up for Monday against the Jazz and remains questionable.

    Advice: How he feels in warmups will dictate if he can play. Durant has been out for almost two weeks from his hamstring strain after he was expected to miss 7-10 days. If he's back, that means less output from Enes Kanter, Russell Westbrook and Dion Waiters. If you're in a weekly league, you'll probably want to use KD in almost any case. Monday, 3:41 pm
  • Luol Deng (leg) is a game-time call
    Luol Deng (hamstring) still has tightness in his hamstring and remains a game-time decision against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He is getting treatment and it sounds like the team is hopeful he'll be able to play. If Deng is out, Justise Winslow would be looking at even more playing time. Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside would play more, too. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova will start
    Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) will start against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: He is likely going to have his minutes monitored today, so he'll be a risky player to use in DFS. Dellavedova only has short-term value this week. Jared Cunningham could also get more minutes tonight. Monday, 2:24 pm
  • Mo Williams out, Matt Dellavedova will start
    Mo Williams (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Monday and Matthew Dellavedova will get the start.

    Advice: Williams has some inflammation in his ankle and he could miss more games going forward. He's still a decent stash, but he will undoubtedly lose value once Kyrie Irving (knee) returns. Dellavedova is not a particularly strong player to own in season-long leagues. Monday, 2:21 pm
  • Kent Bazemore doesn't practice on Monday
    Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer said that he would know more on Bazemore Tuesday's status closer to gametime vs. Boston, so that is at least a positive indication that Bazemore is progressing. If he can't give it a go, Thabo Sefolosha, Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will help to fill the void. Monday, 10:38 am
  • Mo Williams (leg/ankle) still doubtful Monday
    Mo Williams (right ankle/leg) remains doubtful to play on Monday vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Williams was deemed doubtful on Saturday, and nothing has really changed over the last couple of days. Without the veteran available, it will be on Matthew Dellavedova and Jared Cunningham to step up at point guard. As a starter, Delly is averaging 9.5 points, 8.0 assists and a triple on 50 percent shooting. Monday, 9:11 am
  • Update: Dellavedova expected to play Monday
    Updating a previous item, Matthew Dellavedova (left ankle/leg) is expected to play on Monday.

    Advice: It's still not yet clear if Delly will start at point guard with Mo Williams (right ankle/leg) doubtful or if Jared Cunningham will get the nod after practicing with the starters on Monday morning, but it would be surprising if Dellavedova isn't with the starting group if he's feeling well enough to play. At less than 100 percent and staring at a potential timeshare, Delly's DFS ceiling isn't all that high. Monday, 9:05 am
  • Dellavedova has an unspecified ankle injury
    Matthew Dellavedova is "dealing with an ankle injury."

    Advice: It's not clear what type of injury Delly is currently dealing with, but he apparently hurt himself in Saturday's win over Atlanta, and we wonder how Kyle Korver feels about that development. Moving on, iff Dellavedova is forced to sit out, Jared Cunningham would be in line to draw the start at point guard. Unless David Blatt wants Cunningham to play major minutes, the Cavs are going to have to get creative at point guard with Mo Williams (leg) also doubtful to suit up. Monday, 8:22 am
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) a game-time call Monday
    Luol Deng (tightness in hamstring) is a game-time decision for Monday's contest vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: After originally tweaking the hamstring in the third quarter vs. the Sixers, Deng was able to make it through shootaround despite getting treatment, so that's at least a good sign that the injury isn't serious. Still, the Heat are extremely cautious when treating injuries, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Deng sit out. If he does miss this one, rookie Justise Winslow could get the call since Miami will need his defense vs. Carmelo Anthony. Monday, 8:13 am
  • Mason Plumlee double-doubles w/ four assists
    Mason Plumlee notched his third double-double of the season on Sunday with 17 points (6-of-9 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Blazers have followed up their seven-game losing streak with consecutive wins, improving their record to 6-9, and Plumlee has been a big reason for the recent success. He finished Sunday's game without any turnover in 30 minutes and the solid FT shooting is very encouraging -- though a dreadful shooter for his career, he's at 80.0 percent over the past five games. Sunday, 9:17 pm
  • C.J. McCollum posts well-rounded line Sunday
    C.J. McCollum made 8-of-13 shots with three 3-pointers vs. the Lakers, finishing with 19 points, four boards, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: There's nothing like a game vs. the Lakers to snap a shooting slump -- McCollum came in shooting only 25-of-65 from the field in his previous four games. The lack of efficiency has taken a toll but he's still doing enough for steady mid-round value with upside, anchored by 20.1 points and 1.9 triples per game, and tonight's defensive stats are a welcome surprise. Sunday, 9:16 pm
  • Will Barton keeps rolling in loss to Warriors
    Will Barton kept up his strong play vs. Golden State on Sunday, scoring 19 points (7-of-10 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs) with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He turned the ball over four times but it was still an impressive game vs. the Warriors' defense, and Barton scored all but six of the Nuggets' bench points. He's a must-own player until further notice -- in his past five games he's averaging 15.6 points with excellent percentages, 1.4 triples, 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and only 1.2 turnovers. Sunday, 7:49 pm
  • Andrew Bogut solid but plays only 18 minutes
    Andrew Bogut played well in 18 minutes on Sunday, posting eight points, six boards, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: Bogut has been a per-minute stud through 15 games, returning top-100 value in only 20.2 minutes per game. His upside is limited due to the playing time issues, but at least it reduces the likelihood of an injury. Sunday, 7:47 pm
  • Golden State ties NBA record w/ 15-0 start
    Stephen Curry and the Warriors improved to 15-0 with a win in Denver on Sunday, thus tying the NBA record for consecutive wins to begin a season.

    Advice: Golden State tied the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets, and they can set a new record if they win at home vs. the Lakers on Tuesday. Their depth and team-first attitude is evident on a nightly basis, and it helps that they have the reigning MVP on their side -- Curry posted 19 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals tonight, and could blow up in Tuesday's potentially historic game. Sunday, 7:46 pm
  • Kevin Durant 'moving in a good direction'
    OKC head coach Billy Donovan said that Kevin Durant is "moving in a good direction," with regards to his hamstring injury.

    Advice: Durant will remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, but it sounds like he's getting close to a return, so we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz. Dion Waiters will be starting with Durant on the sidelines, but it's Russell Westbrook who will be the true primary beneficiary in KD's absence. Sunday, 2:38 pm
  • Marcus Smart (leg) out at least two weeks
    Marcus Smart will be sidelined for the at least the next "couple weeks" with a "subluxation of the proximal tibfib joint," and Avery Bradley will return to the starting five with Smart out.

    Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens said that Smart could be out even longer than the current two-week timeline, so we can expect to see a ton of Isaiah Thomas and Bradley moving forward. Evan Turner is also going to see a decent bump in minutes sans Smart, and Stevens also suggested that one of the Celtics younger guys is going to start playing more, so R.J. Hunter and Terry Rozier could see their playing time rise to the low-teens. If there's a positive here, it's that Stevens said no surgery will be required for Smart as there is nothing structurally wrong, but this is a tough blow for the Celtics who are currently clinging to the seventh-seed out East. Sunday, 1:34 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will not play Sunday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: This will be his sixth consecutive game on the shelf, but we've heard several different reports that indicated that he getting closer. In fact, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman expects Durant to either return on Monday vs. the Jazz or Wednesday vs. the Nets. With KD on the shelf for Sunday's game, expect Russell Westbrook to flirt with a triple-double against the Mavs. Sunday, 9:19 am
  • Howard could play in back-to-backs soon
    The Rockets will evaluate Dwight Howard this week to determine if he can play in back-to-back sets.

    Advice: Howard has rested in one game of every back-to-back set this season, but it sounds like the Rockets are willing to clear him which makes a lot of sense considering they are off to a 5-9 start. The Rockets' next back-to-back set begins on Nov. 29 against the Knicks, but we should know more about his status for those games a little later in the week. Sunday, 6:22 am
  • Luol Deng plays 25 minutes
    Luol Deng scored 11 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's moved down pretty far on the totem pole and Justise Winslow is taking some of his minutes. Deng does not have enough upside to own in standard leagues right now with so many high-usage players on the Heat. Saturday, 9:04 pm
  • Robert Covington busts out of slump
    Robert Covington busted out of his season-long slump during a 96-91 loss to the Heat on Saturday, scoring 21 points with six rebounds, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He missed all 18 attempts from three to start the season, but was 3-of-6 from there tonight. Covington looked to have a minor tweak to his knee, but he was able to play through it. His upside isn't quite as high as last year, but feel free to pick him up if you want a 3-point shooting power forward on your roster at any depth. Saturday, 8:51 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan scores 22 points off bench
    Isaiah Canaan scored 22 points against the Heat on Saturday with two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was hurt at the end of this game, but it looks to be minor. Canaan has been very inconsistent all season, so he's not really worth a pickup unless you have dead weight on your roster. Saturday, 8:44 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova slows down in a win
    Matthew Dellavedova scored 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He was very good once again and continues to exceed expectations. His body of work suggests he won't be this good on Monday, but feel free to give him a look with Mo Williams (ankle) doubtful for that one. Dellavedova only has short-term value in most cases. Saturday, 7:27 pm
  • Kent Bazemore is taking it day by day
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) said in an interview during the Hawks broadcast that he is "taking it day by day" to get over his ankle injury.

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

    Advice: There was a small chance that Howard was going to play tonight, but it looks like they will continue to err on the side of caution in back-to-back sets. Clint Capela will draw the start and is an intriguing option in daily leagues. Saturday, 4:43 pm
  • Victor Oladipo benched in fourth quarter
    Victor Oladipo did not play at all in the fourth quarter during a loss to the Kings on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Scott Skiles is at it again. He apparently is not pleased with the effort from his star guard and benched him for a big chunk of the second half for the second game in a row. This should only be a temporary thing because Oladipo is too good, so his owners just have to weather the storm. He's a buy-low option. Saturday, 4:34 pm
  • Luol Deng (illness) will start on Saturday
    Luol Deng (illness) will be in the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Deng wasn't able to practice on Friday, but his status wasn't in doubt and his owners can go ahead and activate him in their lineups. Saturday, 4:18 pm
  • Dwight Howard could play on Saturday
    Dwight Howard could play against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: It would be his first time playing in both halves of a back-to-back set. Howard looked great in his last few game and he will have three days off after today. There should be another update in about an hour. Saturday, 3:18 pm
  • Kent Bazemore will return soon?
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Saturday and said he should return "soon."

    Advice: This doesn't mean much, but Bazemore likely will miss at least a couple more games. It'll likely be Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup, but the value has been going to Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha. Saturday, 2:55 pm
  • Kevin Durant upgraded to questionable
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle thinks Durant is going to play against his team. We still haven't seen much out of Durant in practice, so we'd consider him on the bad side of the questionable tag. If he can play, that would hurt the opportunity for Enes Kanter and Dion Waiters. Russell Westbrook won't be quite as good either. Saturday, 2:05 pm
  • Smart (lower left leg) out at least two games
    Marcus Smart (lower left leg injury) will not play against the Nets on Sunday or against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Celtics originally called his injury a bruised left knee, but the severity of his left leg issue is still unknown. It's a little worrying that he isn't even traveling with the team, but we will consider him day-to-day until we get a firm update or timetable. It's possible that Avery Bradley will enter the starting lineup next to Isaiah Thomas, while Evan Turner figures to be more involved in the offense as well. Saturday, 10:10 am
  • Luol Deng (illness) good to go Saturday
    Luol Deng (illness) will be available for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Deng took the day off at practice on Friday because of the illness, but head coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that he was back with the team on Saturday. Deng has been really inconsistent this season and is averaging just 10.4 points, 4.1 boards, 1.0 steal, 1.3 assists and 1.2 3-pointers per game, so he is a low-end option at best. Saturday, 8:59 am
  • Stephen Curry doesn't have best game in win
    The Warriors didn't need Stephen Curry's best effort during a 106-94 win over the Bulls on Friday with Curry making just 9-of-20 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, four assists, four steals, three 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: For anyone else, this is pretty nice. For Stephen Curry, it's one of his worst games of the season. As they have all season, the Warriors small-ball lineup of Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green dominated and managed to improve their offensive rating to 157.0 in 54 minutes on the season. Curry does have a whopping 20 turnovers in his last three games, but who cares? Additionally, he's only on pace for 416 treys this year now. The Warriors will look to try and go 15-0 against the Nuggets on Sunday. Saturday, 2:10 am
  • Mason Plumlee scores 18 points
    Mason Plumlee scored 18 points against the Clippers on Friday with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He took it to DeAndre Jordan tonight and protected the paint nicely on defense. Plumlee had his first double-digit scoring game since Nov. 9, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting that to happen too often. He has 10th-round value on the season so far. Saturday, 12:49 am
  • Like a Boss: Ed Davis drops 17 and 15
    Ed Davis scored 17 points with 15 rebounds and one block in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts went with his big lineup against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, which is very unusual for the Blazers so far this season. Almost all of Davis' minutes are at backup center, so there's little reason to add him even after this huge game. Saturday, 12:45 am
  • Will Barton bounces back on Friday
    Will Barton bounced back on Friday against the Suns with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was red hot in the first half with all 14 points coming before the break, but he fizzled out in the second half. Barton wasn't really responsible for the Suns knocking down 3-pointers all over the place, so he's probably still set for minutes in the mid 20s. He should be owned in all leagues. Friday, 11:36 pm
  • Rudy Gobert grabs 12 rebounds in loss to DAL
    Rudy Gobert put up eight points on 2-of-4 shooting (4-of-5 FTs) during Friday's loss to the Mavs, adding 12 rebounds, one assist, one block, two steals and one turnover through 36 minutes.

    Advice: Gobert hasn't been a major part of Utah's offense this season (13.6 usage rate), so it'll be tough for him to average double figure numbers in the scoring department. However, he's still putting up early-round value (if punting free throws) behind averages of 11.0 rebounds (career-high), 2.0 assists (career-high) and a whopping 3.2 blocks (career-high) per game on 52.6 percent shooting from the field. He has zero competition for playing time, and he could realistically get better as we progress through the 2015-16 season. Enjoy the ride. Friday, 10:59 pm
  • Dwight Howard double-doubles w/ two blocks
    Dwight Howard double-doubled during Friday's loss to the Grizzlies, tallying 12 points (4-of-5 FGs, 4-of-8 FTs), 15 boards, three assists, two blocks and three turnovers through 36 minutes.

    Advice: Despite the horrific free throw shooting (55.6 percent) and high turnover rate (3.1), Howard is still putting up sixth-round value on a per-game basis in standard 9-cat leagues, and his value jumps to the fourth-round when turnovers are removed in the 8-cat format. He's currently averaging the most rebounds he ever has while wearing a Rockets jersey (13.4), and he's connecting on a career-high 61.3 percent of his shot attempts. After making it through just 41 games last season, Dwight looks revitalized, and he'll be a must-start guy every time he's on the floor. Friday, 8:29 pm
  • Robert Covington continues awful start
    Robert Covington made 1-of-7 from the field for two points in 23 minutes against the Hornets during a 113-88 loss on Friday, adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: He's been awful. On the season, he's missed all 18 attempts from deep and has made just 21.6 percent from the field. His usage rate will be coming down from last year because of Jahlil Okafor, and Jerami Grant is severely outplaying him on both ends. If there's a hot free agent, Covington isn't a must-own player right now. Friday, 7:03 pm
  • Nik Stauskas scores 15 points, turning around
    Nik Stauskas scored 15 points against the Hornets with two rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 5-o-12 field and is finally snapping out of it. Stauskas is getting the open looks and plenty of them, but he hasn't been able to knock them down. He still hasn't done enough to raise the demand to be added in standard leagues just yet, but certainly give him a look if you need the treys. Friday, 6:41 pm
  • Marcus Smart exits game with left knee injury
    Marcus Smart has been diagnosed with a bruised left knee, and he will not return to Friday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Smart limped to the locker room under his own power, but head coach Brad Stevens said that Smart will undergo an MRI on his knee, and we'll be awaiting the release of those results. We'll be considering Smart questionable for Sunday's rematch with the Nets, and if he's unable to play, Avery Bradley will likely return to the starting lineup, with Evan Turner seeing an uptick in minutes. Friday, 6:29 pm
  • Mo Williams (right ankle) out for Saturday
    Mo Williams (right ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against the Hawks due to posterior right ankle inflammation.

    Advice: He's also doubtful to play on Monday and the report added he's feeling continued soreness. Williams has taken a lot of time to get over injuries in the past, so inflammation showing up in the MRI suggests he could miss several games. Matthew Dellavedova should put up decent numbers in the next week and is worth a look if you need a point guard in the short term. Friday, 11:27 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Saturday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be Bazemore's third consecutive game on the shelf and it's a little worrying that they ruled him this early. We know that his ankle injury isn't minor, and timetable hasn't been established for his return. In the meantime, the Hawks will move forward with Justin Holiday, Thabo Sefolosha and Lamar Patterson all contributing on the wings. Friday, 11:04 am
  • Dwight Howard will play on Friday vs. MEM
    Dwight Howard will play on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Rockets are heading into a back-to-back set and will play against the Knicks on Saturday, so Howard isn't expected to play in that one. Howard's scoring has been down as he has combined for just 12 points in his last two games, but he is showing signs of improvements in other areas and is worth starting for his production in boards, blocks and FG percentage. Friday, 10:57 am
  • Full Curry: Steph scores 40, GSW now 13-0
    Stephen Curry went crazy yet again during a thrilling 124-117 win over the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 40 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: It's just not fair. Curry was in foul trouble and only had three points in the first quarter, which helped the Clippers build a 23-point lead in the first half. As only they could, the Warriors went absolutely bonkers in the fourth quarter with their eight 3-pointers giving them a 100.0 effective field goal percentage in that frame. On the season, Curry still has a ridiculous 69.2 true shooting percentage (TS%) to go with his third-ranked 33.6 usage rate -- no player in NBA history has posted a usage rate of at least 33 with a TS% of at least 64. He's on pace for 428 treys on the season and is on pace to be the most efficient high-volume player in one season. Thursday, 11:44 pm
  • Delly Dishes: Matt Dellavedova has 13 assists
    Matthew Dellavedova handed out a career-high 13 assists against the Bucks on Thursday, adding seven points, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Mo Williams (leg) did not play tonight, so Dellavedova got all the minutes he could handle. He actually looked horrible in the start of this game, but he got it going in the second quarter and beyond. Williams could miss Saturday, so Dellavedova could have short-term value. Although, he won't be worth much in about a week. Thursday, 9:03 pm
  • Mo Williams (leg) questionable for Sat
    Mo Wililams (leg) will receive treatment and is questionable to play against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He was ruled out just minutes before the game on Thursday. Williams would be a must-start player, but he's certainly been injury prone in his career. If he's out, Matthew Dellavedova will get a chance to build off his career high in assists from Thursday. Thursday, 8:19 pm
  • Mo Williams will not play on Thursday night
    Mo Williams (leg) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: Matthew Dellavedova will get the start tonight. Williams' right leg injury doesn't sound serious and he should be ready for the weekend. With Mo out, there should be more shots to go around to basically the entire team. Dellavedova should be decent, but his upside isn't too high. Thursday, 4:57 pm
  • Mo Williams (leg) a game-time decision Thurs
    Mo Williams (right leg) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup against the Bucks.

    Advice: The dreaded game-time decision. If Williams isn't able to give it a go, Matthew Dellavedova would likely play as close to 48 minutes as possible, and he'd make for a fine DFS target. J.R. Smith would also likely see a bit more opportunity on offense, but LeBron James and Kevin Love would continue to do the heavy lifting. Stay tuned. Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) out Friday vs. NYK
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Durant has been ramping up his activity during recent practices, and he was spotted going through some full court sprints and defensive drills during Thursday's practice, so Sunday vs. the Mavericks seems like a reasonable return date. As for Friday's game, Russell Westbrook will draw an extremely favorable matchup against Jose Calderon of the Knicks, so an eye popping triple-double seems like a reasonable expectation for the stat magnet. Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Kevin Durant doubtful for Friday vs Knicks
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: While Durant has stepped up his activity as of late, Sunday is being viewed as a more probable return date than Friday. Durant doesn't have a natural fill-in on the Thunder in terms of fantasy value, but Russell Westbrook will likely get a chance to put up big numbers without his running mate on Friday. Thursday, 9:13 am
  • Mo Williams questionable for Thurs vs Bucks
    Mo Williams (lower right leg soreness) is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: We'll keep an eye on Williams' status leading up to tip off, but he looks to be headed for a game-time decision. If Williams is unable to play, Matthew Dellavedova will see extra run and would make for a solid daily play on Thursday. Thursday, 8:48 am
  • Clippers marvel at Steph Curry's skills
    Doc Rivers and several of the Clippers said there is no player in the NBA like Steph Curry.

    Advice: They're not wrong. Said Rivers, ""It’s amazing," Rivers said. "I don’t know if we’ve seen anything like it, really. We’ve seen great shooters in the league, we’ve seen great ball-handlers in the league; we haven’t seen great shooters that are ball-handlers. He’s both." Blake Griffin and Paul Pierce added to Rivers' praise in the link below, and all fantasy owners can do is sit back and enjoy the ride. Thursday, 6:42 am
  • Will Barton held in check vs. San Antonio
    Will Barton played 22 minutes vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 4-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: It's a mild letdown after his torrid three-game stretch, but San Antonio will have that effect on opponents -- they are allowing the fewest points of any team in the league this season. Barton should be owned in all competitive leagues at this point. Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Dwight Howard grabs 19 boards
    Dwight Howard grabbed 19 rebounds against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding seven points, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 40 minutes.

    Advice: That's a season-high for minutes, but his playing time is clearly trending up. Howard has been cleaning the glass in his last five with 15.6 boards per game, adding averages of 12.8 points, 2.0 assists, 2.2 blocks and 0.4 steals. He will likely be resting here and there, but at least the production is coming around. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 19 points in loss
    C.J. McCollum scored 19 points with three rebounds, six assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes during a 108-103 overtime loss to the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's scored at least 15 points in every single game this year and added a career high in assists. McCollum also had a season high in steals for one of his best multiple-category lines of the season. He was also poked in the eye, but he didn't need to miss time. Wednesday, 8:34 pm
  • Mason Plumlee blocks six shots
    Mason Plumlee blocked six shots against the Rockets on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He blocked James Harden three times and had a career high in blocks. Plumlee's minutes have held steady, but his output hasn't changed much with the team losing Meyers Leonard. He's worth a look in standard leagues if you're OK with sub-par foul shooting. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Noah Vonleh starts, scores four
    Noah Vonleh started on Wednesday with four points, six boards, and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He's been shuffled in and out of the starting lineup because coach Terry Stotts likes to play the matchups. Vonleh will be too inconsistent to own in almost any league. Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 16 with 15 boards
    Al-Farouq Aminu scored 16 points with 15 boards, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's basically the team's top power forward now. Coach Terry Stotts used him at the four for more than half of his playing time, which will continue until Meyers Leonard (shoulder) can get back. He's a must-start player. Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Marcus Smart's offensive struggles continue
    Marcus Smart struggled offensively vs. the Mavericks, hitting 1-of-7 shots without any free throw attempts for two points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Dallas has been steady defensively all season, holding opponents to 99.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting, but this dud has more to do with Smart's shaky jumper. He's 2-of-18 from the field in Boston's past two games and his lone make tonight came from the nail. Fantasy owners have to take the good with the bad -- Smart is returning top-120 value despite shooting just 34.7 percent from the field and 66.7 percent at the line. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Victor Oladipo returns, but benched by Skiles
    Victor Oladipo returned from a concussion on Wednesday, but he was benched to begin the second half and finished with only one point, three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Oladipo was 0-of-6 from the field at halftime and Scott Skiles simply went with guys who were producing. The good news is that Oladipo's low playing time isn't related to his concussion. He has been hovering around top-40 value in 9-cat leagues this season, in part because he's kept his turnovers down to 1.7 per game. Expect him to creep into third-round territory once his shot starts falling. We fully expect him to start vs. the Kings on Saturday. Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • Channing Frye gets unexpected 2nd-half start
    Channing Frye unexpectedly started the second half of Wednesday's game, but he failed to score and played only seven minutes.

    Advice: He and Dewayne Dedmon started in place of Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic after the half, but it was Jason Smith (27 minutes) who absorbed all the playing time at center. Frye's bizarre, temporary promotion clearly does not affect his fantasy outlook. Wednesday, 7:42 pm
  • Robert Covington moving to starting lineup
    Robert Covington will start at small forward and Jerami Grant will start at power forward against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Covington hasn't looked great this year as he deals with a knee injury. He should see a similar amount of playing time and get most of his minutes at the three. He's not a must-start player right now, but he should be owned in most leagues. Wednesday, 2:25 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (concussion) will start Wed
    Victor Oladipo (concussion) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending Channing Frye to the bench.

    Advice: Oladipo has been medically cleared from the concussion, although head coach Scott Skiles said he will monitor Victor closely during Wednesday's game, so there's a chance he doesn't get his usual minutes. Still, he remains a must-start guy every time he's on the floor, so go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 2:21 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (concussion) activated vs. MIN
    Victor Oladipo (concussion) has been placed on the active roster for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    Advice: While there's no official word just yet, it's looking very likely that Oladipo will be able to give it a go tonight. If he does play, Channing Frye will head back to the bench and Aaron Gordon will lose some minutes. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 2:16 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain isn't a minor one and he should miss more games going forward. The Hawks started Tiago Splitter on Tuesday, but he was somewhat useless in 12 minutes. It'll likely be Thabo Sefolsha stepping up. Wednesday, 12:45 pm
  • Rudy Gobert says ankle close to 100 percent
    Rudy Gobert said that his sprained left ankle is "pretty much" back to being 100 percent.

    Advice: "I still feel it a little bit, but I can move well, I can jump well, so I’m good," said Gobert. Rudy returned to action on Sunday, putting up 11 points, 11 boards and three blocks through 38 minutes of playing time, so it doesn't look like the ankle will be much of an issue at all moving forward. Make sure you have him active for a favorable matchup with the Raptors on Wednesday. Wednesday, 10:50 am
  • Oladipo (concussion) on track to play Wed
    Magic head coach Scott Skiles said that he expects Victor Oladipo to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: The Magic have not yet completed their consultation with the NBA's concussion expert, but things are moving in a positive direction regarding Dipo's status. His return to the lineup will send Channing Frye back to the bench, and Aaron Gordon's value will take a bit of a hit. Wednesday, 8:53 am
  • Will Barton not afraid of taking contact
    Will Barton described his style of play during a recent interview, saying that getting to the rim is his number one priority.

    Advice: "I like contact. I like to get hit. I like to hit people," said Barton. "I’m not waiting for someone to knock me over, I’m going into it. It’s easier that way. It comes from being from Baltimore, growing up playing outside, being tough and learning from my environment. The rim is where I want to get. No doubt." Barton has been en fuego to begin the 2015-16 season with averages of 14.5 points, 5.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 three-pointers per game on 48.7 percent shooting from the field and 90.3 percent from the stripe. He's still not owned in enough leagues (64 percent in Yahoo!) given that he's currently putting up third-round (9-cat) and fourth-round (8-cat) value, so go ahead and swoop him up if he's still available. Wednesday, 5:36 am
  • Will Barton returned to action on Tuesday November 17. Wednesday, 12:13 am
  • Andrew Bogut plays 17 minutes in start Tues
    Andrew Bogut moved back into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors and scored 13 points with six boards, two assists, one steal and one block in just 17 minutes.

    Advice: Bogut's minutes were limited because he had five fouls, but his playing time should settle somewhere in the mid-20s moving forward because the Warriors will want to keep him fresh for the postseason. Bogut has been playing really well, so he's worth owning in most leagues while he is this hot. Tuesday, 10:33 pm
  • License to Thrill: Will Barton has 17 points
    Will Barton stayed hot during a 115-98 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: This guy is on fire. Barton started the second half and this matchup played right into coach Mike Malone's hands with so much small-ball. In his last three, he's averaged 20.7 points, 8.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.3 treys on 54.8 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the line. He has third-round value on the season and top-five value in that aforementioned three-game span. Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Stephen Curry drops 37, GSW improve to 12-0
    The Warriors improved to 12-0 on the season behind a 37-point performance from Stephen Curry on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The MVP added nine assists, two boards, two steals and five 3-pointers, but he did have seven turnovers. The Warriors are now just the seventh team in NBA history to start the season 12-0 and they wouldn't be where they are without the unbelievable play of Curry. He's been the best player to own in fantasy this season and it's not even close. Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Gerald Green plays 12 minutes in return
    Gerald Green returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, scoring two points with four boards and one assist in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Green was averaging 21.7 minutes per game prior to his suspension, so he is probably going to have to climb out of the doghouse before he will have any fantasy value. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 9:11 pm
  • Andrew Bogut will start on Tuesday night
    Andrew Bogut will start on Tuesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: That'll move Festus Ezeli back to the bench. The two players should see similar playing time and it's more about the lineup combinations than anything. They kind of cancel each other out in standard leagues due to how often Bogut is hurt. Tuesday, 6:01 pm
  • Will Barton (shoulder) will play on Tuesday
    Will Barton (shoulder) will play on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Barton was probable heading into this one, so this news is far from surprising. His minutes have been trending upwards as of late, and he logged a season-high 37 minutes in his last one, so go ahead and get him active for a favorable matchup with New Orleans. Tuesday, 4:05 pm
  • Gerald Green will be available Tuesday
    Gerald Green will be available to play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Head coach Erik Spoelstra said that he is planning on playing Green, but his owners may want to keep him on their bench until we see what type of role he will have. Green is only on the radar in deeper formats while Dwyane Wade is healthy. Tuesday, 3:01 pm
  • Andrew Bogut set to return to starting lineup
    Andrew Bogut will reportedly return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, sending Festus Ezeli back to the bench.

    Advice: The two big men in Golden State are essentially locked into a timeshare, so the starter designation is a bit trivial. Bogut's minutes will likely be kept in the low-20s, regardless of how he enters the game, but he's worth owning in standard leagues as a shot blocking (1.6) and rebounding (9.0) specialist who can offer above-average contributions to the assist category (2.8) from the center position. Tuesday, 12:34 pm
  • Victor Oladipo could be cleared for Wednesday
    Victor Oladipo (concussion) could be cleared for Wednesday's game against Minnesota.

    Advice: Magic head coach Scott Skiles said Oladipo has been riding the stationary bike, jogging, and getting in non-contact work so we'll have to wait and see what happens after shootaround on Wednesday. If Oladipo sits, Elfrid Payton and Evan Fournier will both again see a boost in fantasy value, with Shabazz Napier getting a bump as well. Tuesday, 10:40 am
  • Marcus Smart says Celts focused on defense
    Marcus Smart said the Celtics are focused on making teams feel defeated by playing suffocating defense.

    Advice: The Celtics have been frustrating opponents with their defense this season and Smart said that's exactly the plan. "We can feel [opposing teams are defeated], and that’s what we’re trying to do," Smart told reporters after Monday's win. "Once we get on a roll like that in the defensive end, we lock down. We want teams to feel defeated. We want to keep our foot on the gas pedal and keep going." Smart's defense is ahead of his offense, but he's still worth holding in standard leagues due to his upside. Tuesday, 6:49 am
  • Andrew Bogut not worried about starting
    Andrew Bogut said he's not worried about whether or not he starts.

    Advice: Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton said Bogut could move to the starting lineup on Tuesday, but the big man said his role is of no concern to him. "Look, we're winning," Bogut said. "We're 11-0. Like I've said from the start, I've been starting my whole career, but I understand I missed (six) games there, and we won all of them." Starting or not, the Warriors are likely to limit Bogut's minutes to the low 20s so he's no more than a flier in standard leagues. Tuesday, 6:47 am
  • Iman Shumpert ahead of schedule in rehab
    Iman Shumpert (right wrist surgery) is now targeting a mid-December return.

    Advice: Shumpert said he's ahead of schedule in rehabbing a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in his right wrist and is hoping to make his season-debut in mid-December. "They said 12-14 [weeks], right? If I can make it at 12, I'm trying to make it at 12," Shumpert said. "If I can get there right at 12, I'm trying to get there right at 12, but I'm trying to make sure I take my time." While Shumpert's return will be a boost to the Cavs rotation, his low ceiling limits him to being an add in deeper fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 6:39 am
  • Aminu bounces back against the Spurs
    Al-Farouq Aminu bounced back on Monday with 17 points, four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He only scored seven points on Sunday and continues to get minutes at both forward spots. Aminu has been surprisingly good from deep with 2.0 treys per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.6 points, 4.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 steals in that span. He's a must-start fantasy player in standard leagues. Monday, 9:32 pm
  • Ed Davis doesn't score in 17 minutes
    Ed Davis failed to score in his 17 minutes off the bench on Monday, adding four rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: He is still only getting minutes as Mason Plumlee's backup center and hasn't benefited at all from Meyers Leonard (shoulder) going down. Davis can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Noah Vonleh moves back to the bench
    Noah Vonleh moved back to the bench on Monday with three points, six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He hit his first 3-pointer of his career and didn't look too bad tonight. Chances are Chris Kaman won't stick in the starting lineup for long, so maybe the Blazers give Vonleh a longer look. Obviously there's no need to add him because he hasn't produced anything noteworthy in the NBA and Meyers Leonard (shoulder) was even doing some shooting today. Vonleh has some upside, though. Monday, 9:23 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores just five points in loss
    Dwight Howard returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, but he was held to just five points on 2-of-4 shooting with 12 boards, three assists and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He also had a couple turnovers and hit just 1-of-2 attempts from the charity stripe. Howard hasn't even cracked the top-100 for standard-league value when you factor in games played, so it certainly won't help if he continues to sit out back-to-back sets. Looking ahead, the Rockets will have another back-to-back set in which they will play the Grizzlies on Friday and the Knicks on Saturday. Monday, 9:17 pm
  • Marcus Smart grabs nine boards, five steals
    Marcus Smart scored just four points on 1-of-11 shooting with five turnovers on Monday vs. the Rockets, but he was still able to scrape together nine boards, six assists and five steals in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The boards, assists and steals were nice, but Smart couldn't get anything going on offense and missed all six of his 3-point attempts. He is coming off a career-high 26-point performance against Russell Westbook on Sunday, so he deserves a pass here. Smart will struggle with efficiency from time to time, but he is still worth owning in all leagues. Monday, 8:35 pm
  • Robert Covington scores seven in return
    Robert Covington returned from his knee injury on Monday, making 2-of-8 from the field for seven points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and four turnovers in 20 minutes.

    Advice: It wasn't his best game, but he showed some pep in his step and looked 100 percent healthy. The 76ers are off on Tuesday, so expect Covington to be closer to 24-26 minutes for their next game on Wednesday. Additionally, Nik Stauskas falling flat on his face is good news for Covington's fantasy value. Monday, 7:02 pm
  • Weak Sauce: Nik Stauskas is scoreless again
    Nik Stauskas missed all four shots from the field and did not score in 16 minutes against the Mavs on Monday, adding two rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: That's back-to-back scoreless games from Sauce Castillo. The team said Sauce would get the green light for this game, but he was benched for the final 19:56 of this game. If you haven't dropped Stauskas yet, you are a very patient fantasy owner. Monday, 6:39 pm
  • Noah Vonleh will return to the bench
    Noah Vonleh will return to the bench for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Vonleh got the start in place of Meyers Leonard (shoulder) on Sunday vs. the Hornets, but coach Terry Stotts will go with Chris Kaman tonight. Vonleh has upside, but he won't worth a look until he is consistent part of the rotation. Monday, 5:39 pm
  • Dwight Howard (rest) starting on Monday
    Dwight Howard (rest) will start on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He sat out on Saturday against the Mavericks because it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he will see his normal workload tonight and his owners can go ahead and activate him. Clint Capela will return to the bench. Looking ahead, the next back-to-back set for Houston begins on Friday vs. Memphis. Monday, 4:50 pm
  • Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas will start again
    Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas will start against the Rockets on Monday.

    Advice: The Celtics had a lot of luck with this lineup on Sunday, so why not go for it again? Smart will look to build off his career-high 26 points, but he's not as appealing with Avery Bradley back and coming off the bench. Thomas should move to the bench soon, but he's still a must-start player regardless. Nov 16, 3:39 pm
  • Stauskas still has the green light
    Nik Stauskas still has the green light from the coaching staff.

    Advice: It should probably be a blinking yellow light after his 0-of-6 from Saturday. Stauskas isn't a must-own player and he probably deserves to be on benches for those who want to wait for him to get out of this slump. Nov 16, 2:27 pm
  • Robert Covington off bench with 20-minute limit
    Robert Covington (knee) will come off the bench on Monday and have a 20-minute limit.

    Advice: The 76ers will keep Nik Stauskas and Jerami Grant in the starting lineup. Covington isn't quite in as great a spot as he was last season because Jahlil Okafor is such a usage monster. He should still be picked up in standard leagues, but probably should be benched until the minutes cap is lifted. Hollis Thompson isn't as appealing. Nov 16, 2:21 pm
  • Kent Bazemore out for Tuesday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play against the Nets on Tuesday and doesn't have a timetable to return.

    Advice: The good news is that X-rays were negative. An MRI did confirm he has a sprain, so he could miss more games going forward. His owners will probably want to bench him this week. Thabo Sefolosha should move into the starting lineup while Justin Holiday and Shelvin Mack would get more minutes, too. The Hawks will likely bring Lamar Patterson back up after a D-League stint, too. Nov 16, 2:11 pm
  • Will Barton (shoulder) is probable
    Will Barton (shoulder contusion) is probable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He had a little bit of a fall on Saturday, but he was able to return. Barton is one of the hottest fantasy properties out there and should be owned in all leagues. With Wilson Chandler (hip) out for the season, Barton's minutes appear to be safe going forward. Nov 16, 11:51 am
  • Victor Oladipo remains in concussion protocol
    Victor Oladipo remains in the concussion protocol, and there is no timetable for his return.

    Advice: It was flooring to watch Oladipo stagger up and down the court for multiple possessions before he was finally pulled from the game, and it's currently unclear when he'll be able to get back on the court. Although he rode a stationary bike at Monday's practice, it sounds like Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves may be a little too soon for Oladipo's return. Nov 16, 10:09 am
  • Gerald Green's conditioning is game-ready
    Gerald Green's conditioning is considered game-ready.

    Advice: It's unclear what role Green will hold upon returning to the Heat, but the good news is he's not limited now that he's back with the team. Nov 16, 10:02 am
  • Robert Covington will be limited on Monday
    Robert Covington (right MCL sprain) will be on a minute restriction upon returning Monday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: It's unclear what kind of restriction Covington will have, but expect the Sixers to exercise caution after he's already suffered a setback with the injury. It's also not yet clear if Covington will immediately rejoin the starting lineup, but the Sixers need his offense regardless. With Covington restricted, expect Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson to collect some extra time. Nov 16, 8:41 am
  • Gerald Green apologizes for suspension
    Gerald Green apologized for his two-game suspension, saying he was "ashamed" of his incident.

    Advice: Green declined to discuss details. "I'm just trying to just get over this situation," Green said. "I can't apologize enough to the residents that lived in my building, my fans who supported me and definitely my family. That was a situation that I'm not proud of. But I'm ready to move forward. I'm ready to continue with the team's goals. I'm ready to be with my brothers." No charges have been filed. Nov 16, 7:01 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) to be evaluated Monday
    Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain) is expected to be evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: The Hawks play on Tuesday vs. Brooklyn and Wednesday against the Kings, so it's possible Bazemore could miss both games. Bazemore is averaging 29 minutes this season, so if he is forced to the sidelines, Thabo Sefolosha, Kyle Korver and possibly Justin Holiday will all see more action. Nov 16, 6:18 am
  • Nik Stauskas will start vs. Mavs on Monday
    Nik Stauskas will start at shooting guard vs. the Mavs on Monday despite being benched to begin the second half of Saturday's game.

    Advice: Brett Brown confirmed that he won't give up on Stauskas despite his awful start to the season -- he's shooting 33.0 percent from the field, and 28.1 percent from deep. "It just feels like you keep missing, keep missing," Stauskas said. "A lot of times all you need is two or three to go in in a row ... But I feel like every one I make, I end up missing the next three." If you haven't cut him yet, at least bench him until he gets going. Nov 15, 11:44 pm
  • Celts win, Marcus Smart scores career-high 26
    Marcus Smart dropped a career-high 26 points vs. OKC on Sunday, hitting 9-of-14 shots with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He only committed one turnover in 34 minutes and it's safe to say that his toe injury is completely behind him. Smart's shot hasn't been falling this year, which makes this an even more encouraging performance for his owners. It looks like Brad Stevens will continue to start Smart alongside either Isaiah Thomas (20 points, eight assists) or Avery Bradley (14 points). Nov 15, 6:48 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (ankle) double-doubles in return
    Rudy Gobert (ankle) had 11 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in his return vs. the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: Utah lost their past three games, two of which came without Gobert, but they quickly snapped that skid with the Stifle Tower anchoring the paint tonight. If you ignore his FT shooting, Gobert is a top-30 value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Nov 15, 5:41 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) leaves game Sunday
    Kent Bazemore suffered a right ankle sprain on Sunday vs. the Jazz and did not return to the game.

    Advice: There were only a few minutes left in the game, but it didn't look like he would've been able to carry on. Bazemore had to be helped to the locker room and was in obvious pain, so it's possible that the Hawks will run some tests on him after the game. If he does need to miss time, Thabo Sefolosha will have to step up. Nov 15, 5:21 pm
  • Noah Vonleh quiet despite start at PF Sunday
    Noah Vonleh had nine points, six rebounds, one assist and no defensive stats on Sunday, while filling in at PF for Meyers Leonard (shoulder).

    Advice: Leonard has no clear return date and coach Terry Stotts is still experimenting with his lineups -- Vonleh replaced Ed Davis in the starting five at the last minute tonight. Vonleh has barely been in the rotation and will need to string together a few nice games before getting on the standard-league radar. Nov 15, 4:54 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu quiet due to foul trouble
    Foul trouble limited Al-Farouq Aminu on Sunday, as he scored only seven points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Although disappointing, this isn't a real concern for Aminu's fantasy owners -- he's averaging just 3.0 fouls per 36 minutes this year. Portland is riding a five-game losing streak, and Aminu should come out firing in the Blazers' upcoming four-game week. Nov 15, 4:51 pm
  • Update: Ed Davis will come off the bench Sun
    Updating a previous report, Ed Davis will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Noah Vonleh will get the start tonight, with Davis and Chris Kaman helping man the second-unit. Davis should see his minutes in the low-20s, so he's not a strong option in standard leagues. Nov 15, 2:09 pm
  • Noah Vonleh starting Sunday vs. Charlotte
    Noah Vonleh, and not Ed Davis, will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Terry Stotts has again pulled a fast one on us, changing the starting lineup at the very last second, despite Ed Davis originally being listed as the starter. It's going to be tough to predict who gets the start at the power forward spot for however long Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is out with Stotts at the helm, but it'll likely be Davis, Vonleh and Kaman fluctuating in and out of the starting five based on the matchup. We'll let you know how Vonleh fares in his first career start against the team that drafted him following the game. Nov 15, 2:03 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (ankle) will start Sunday vs. ATL
    Rudy Gobert (ankle) will return from a two-game absence for Sunday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The Hawks are one of the worst teams in the league at guarding the center position, so make sure you have The Stifle Tower active for today's favorable matchup. With Gobert back, Trey Lyles will return to the bench and Trevor Booker's minutes will return to the low-teens. Nov 15, 1:37 pm
  • Ed Davis starting, Chris Kaman benched
    Ed Davis will slide into the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets, sending Chris Kaman back to the bench.

    Advice: Kaman drew a surprise start during Friday's game, but that was likely due to the fact that the Blazers were going up against the Grizzlies. Davis may be the starting power forward for the Blazers for however long Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is sidelined, and after putting up seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks in limited minutes vs. the Grizzlies, Davis is worth a speculative add in standard leagues for those seeking some rebounding and shot blocking. Nov 15, 1:21 pm
  • Gobert, Hood go through shootaround Sunday
    Rudy Gobert (ankle) and Rodney Hood (foot) both went through shootaround on Sunday, but both are still questionable to play against the Hawks.

    Advice: Gobert has missed the Jazz's last two games, but this is a sign that he is getting closer to a return to action. If he is unable to play we can expect to see a lot of Derrick Favors, while rookie Trey Lyles and Trevor Booker will also benefit. Nov 15, 8:21 am
  • Andrew Bogut snags 18 boards in win
    Andrew Bogut collected a season-high 18 rebounds with 10 points, four assists, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Starting center Festus Ezeli played just 18 minutes, so it wouldn't be a shock to see the Warriors go back to Bogut in the first unit moving forward. As good as tonight's line was, it's important to remember that the Warriors will likely keep Bogut's minutes in the low 20s over the course of the season because they will want to keep him healthy for their inevitable playoff push. Still, if you need a center he is worth a look as long as you keep your expectations in check. Nov 14, 10:29 pm
  • Curry is still unfair, GSW improve to 11-0
    Stephen Curry led the Warriors to a 107-99 overtime win over the Nets on Saturday, finishing with 34 points, six assists, three boards, one steal and five 3-pointers in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Curry passed his father Dell in 3-pointers made tonight, so maybe he does deserve to sit in his recliner. The Warriors improved to 11-0 on the season with the win and Curry is well on his way to another MVP Award. He'll get Kyle Lowry and the Raptors at home on Tuesday and Klay Thompson (back) will hopefully be there to help him, not that he needs it or anything. Nov 14, 10:15 pm
  • Will Barton stays hot, drops 19 w/ 12 boards
    Will Barton scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: He has to get more minutes now. Barton has third-round value on the season, so calling him a must-add player doesn't even do him justice. Nov 14, 9:37 pm
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