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  • Zach LaVine scores 18 points w/ seven assists
    Zach LaVine had another productive outing while drawing the start on Sunday, scoring 18 points on 6-of-15 shooting to go with seven assists, three 3-pointers, three boards and just one turnover in 33 minutes.

    Advice: LaVine got off to a horrible start this year, but he's really turned things around and is currently putting up late-round value behind averages of 14.4 points, 3.8 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.3 three-pointers and 2.4 turnovers per game on 45.5 percent shooting from the field. While his value is obviously better as a starter, he's still managed to be productive off the bench this season, so owners shouldn't be dreading the eventual return of Ricky Rubio (ankle). 51 minutes ago
  • Trey Burke (back) probable for Monday
    Trey Burke (back) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He played through the ailment on Saturday vs. the Pelicans and scored eight points in 15 minutes, but his playing time has started to trail off lately. He is fully expected to play on Monday, but he's better suited for deeper leagues. 57 minutes ago
  • Kemba Walker scores 22 points w/ three steals
    Kemba Walker's phenomenal season continued on Sunday, as he scored 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting with three 3-pointers, three assists, two boards, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Walker's career-high 45.9 percent shooting from the field has turned him into second-round stud in both 9-cat and 8-cat formats, and while there's a chance we see a bit of a regression towards the mean (career 39.8 percent shooter), that regression is not a certainty. The Hornets installed a new 4-out, 1-in motion offense this offseason, which has really opened the floor for Kemba and he's having himself a career-year. If you're selling high, make sure the guy you're getting back is a top-25 asset. Today, 3:19 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams plays just 16 minutes
    Michael Carter-Williams played just 16 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting (1-of-2 from the line) with four boards, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: MCW hasn't shown that he's capable of being the starting point guard on a winning team, and while the Bucks weren't able to snap their losing streak tonight, at least the game was close (previous two games were blowouts). Additionally, Jason Kidd said that he liked what he got from his starters today, so it's not clear if MCW off the bench will be a long-term thing. With season averages of just 10.5 points, 4.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 turnovers per game, MCW hasn't even been worth owning in 9-cat leagues; and he's only a late-round guy in 8-cat formats. Today, 3:09 pm
  • Raptors recall Wright and Caboclo
    The Raptors recalled Delon Wright and Bruno Caboclo from the D-League on Sunday.

    Advice: Neither player will be active for Sunday's game vs. the Suns, so they can continue to be ignored in fantasy leagues. Today, 2:34 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless logs 43 minutes in start
    Jerryd Bayless logged 43 minutes in a start on Sunday, tallying 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with six assists, six boards, two treys, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Bayless replaced the struggling Michael Carter-Williams in the starting five today, and Jason Kidd said that the lineup switch got the team off to a great start. MCW played just 16 minutes, and it wouldn't be shocking to see Kidd keep him with the reserves for at least the next few games given how horrible he's been lately. Bayless has fluctuated in and out of the starting lineup all season, but his minutes have been pretty consistent and he's currently putting up mid-round value on the year behind averages of 12.2 points, 3.5 assists, 4.8 boards, 1.4 steal, 2.3 three-pointers and 1.9 turnovers per game. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Today, 2:26 pm
  • Donald Sloan (illness) active Sunday vs. DET
    Donald Sloan (illness) will be available to play Sunday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Sloan spent Saturday's game on the sidelines with an illness, but he has since recovered. He's not a part of the rotation, so there are no guarantees he leave the bench tonight. Today, 2:03 pm
  • O.J. Mayo scores 12 points with two treys
    O.J. Mayo scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting during his first start of the season on Sunday, adding five assists, four boards, two steals and one turnover in his 44 minutes of playing time.

    Advice: Mayo drew the start on Sunday with Jabari Parker and Michael Carter-Williams coming off the bench, and Greivis Vasquez (ankle) out, although the Bucks still lost, extending their current losing streak to three games. Mayo isn't going to get this many minutes when the team is healthy, and it's unclear if he's going to stick in the starting five for Monday's matchup with the Nuggets. We'd like to see him do this again before recommending him as a pickup in most formats. Today, 1:23 pm
  • Raul Neto (illness) questionable for Monday
    Quin Snyder said that Raul Neto felt a little sick during Saturday's game against the Pelicans, and he came in for treatment on Sunday.

    Advice: Given that Neto played through the illness, this doesn't sound like anything major, and we'd expect him to suit up on Monday with a game against the undefeated Warriors. However, we will be adding him to the injury report until we have official confirmation of his playing status. Neto is averaging a meager 4.5 points, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game on 36.5 percent shooting this season, so there's no reason to own him in most leagues. Today, 12:14 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Sunday vs. Clippers
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Rubio wants to play, but the Wolves are being extra cautious with their franchise point guard, and he will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday. Zach LaVine will draw the start, so he makes sense as a DFS play. Chris Paul could also be in for a big game as LaVine isn't great on the defensive end. The Wolves play again on Tuesday vs. Orlando, so we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one. Today, 11:39 am
  • Kirk Hinrich (hip) questionable for Monday
    Kirk Hinrich (hip) is questionable to play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Aaron Brooks (hamstring) has already been ruled out, so E'Twaun Moore could see a bump in minutes as Derrick Rose's primary backup. Hinrich suffered the injury on Friday vs. the Pacers and didn't return, but he doesn't see enough minutes to matter in fantasy leagues. Today, 10:29 am
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) will not play Monday
    Aaron Brooks (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: This will be his fourth straight game on the shelf and it's still unclear when he will be able to return. Kirk Hinrich is questionable with a hip injury, so E'Twaun Moore will likely back up Derrick Rose on Monday. Today, 10:25 am
  • O.J. Mayo will start on Sunday
    O.J. Mayo will replace Jabari Parker in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Jason Kidd is hoping to spread the floor with more shooters, but there isn't any word as to whether or not this will be a temporary move. Greivis Vasquez is out with a sore ankle on Sunday, but there's no need to pick up Mayo outside of deeper leagues until we see how things play out. Today, 10:00 am
  • Michael Carter-Williams benched Sunday
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench behind Jerryd Bayless on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: MCW has shot a combined 1-of-10 from the field over his last two games with nine total turnovers, so this move isn't a surprise. Bayless has been playing a lot better lately and MCW is killing the Bucks' floor spacing because of his inability to hit a jump shot. It's not clear if this will be a permanent switch, but Jason Kidd said that he is looking to space the floor better and MCW's owners should be very concerned. Today, 9:54 am
  • Greivis Vasquez (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Greivis Vasquez (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Vasquez wasn't able to practice on Saturday, but it would have been interesting to see what type of role he would've had on Sunday with Michael Carter-Williams moving to the bench in favor of Jerryd Bayless. Consider Vasquez as day-to-day. Today, 9:52 am
  • Jerryd Bayless to start, Carter-Williams benched
    Jerryd Bayless will start in place of Michael Carter-Williams on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This move was long overdue as Bayless has been playing much better than MCW recently and is arguably a better fit with the first unit. Bayless has averaged 12.0 points, 2.5 assists, 4.8 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.5 3-pointers in four previous starts this season, so he's worth a speculative pickup in most leagues. Today, 9:42 am
  • Isaiah Canaan will start again on Sunday
    Isaiah Canaan will start at point guard again on Sunday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He scored 23 points against the Rockets on Friday with two rebounds, two assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes, so it makes sense for the 76ers to ride him while he's hot. Kendall Marshall (knee) and Tony Wroten (knee) will return in December and could take away Canaan's minutes, but go ahead and give him a look if you need a low-end guard who is capable of hitting 3-pointers. T.J. McConnell will come off the bench again on Sunday. Today, 8:41 am
  • Rajon Rondo scores seven with seven dimes
    Rajon Rondo struggled on Saturday vs. the Warriors, finishing with seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with seven assists, four boards and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Rondo's streak of three straight double-doubles came to an end, but a matchup with the Warriors will likely do that. Rondo has been playing fantastic lately and was even returning second-round value over the last couple of weeks, so it's not a bad idea to think about selling high. Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Curry scores 19, Warriors improve to 18-0
    Stephen Curry scored 19 points with six assists, four boards, three steals and three treys in Saturday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: The Warriors improved to 18-0 with the win and will look to keep their streak going against the Jazz on Monday. Incredibly, Curry hasn't even touched the floor during the fourth quarter in the last four games, yet he has still been the best player in fantasy. Should the NBA just go ahead and give him his MVP award now? Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell scores 16 with five dimes
    D'Angelo Russell was solid against the Blazers on Saturday with 16 points, five assists, four boards and two 3-pointers in a season-high 38 minutes.

    Advice: It was encouraging to see Russell play so many minutes and he did look good out there tonight, but keep in mind that Lou Williams (personal) was unavailable on Saturday. Russell is starting to figure things out and is averaging 13.4 points, 5.4 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games. His fantasy arrow is pointing up and he should be much better in the second half of the season. With the Lakers going nowhere in the West, it makes sense for them to develop Russell as much as possible. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 19 points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson played well on Saturday vs. the Blazers, scoring 19 points with four assists, three boards, four steals and two treys in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He was the best Laker on the floor tonight and it's been that way for most of the season as well. Clarkson will have more responsibility on Sunday against the Pacers with Lou Williams (personal) out and Kobe Bryant's status up in the air, so owners in DFS should give him a serious look. For those of you in season-long leagues, Clarkson's value should only improve as the year goes on as one of the few building blocks on the roster. Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 21 points in win vs. NO
    Alec Burks made 9-of-14 from the field for a team-high 21 points during a 101-87 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding five rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: When he's on, he looks like one of the best sixth men in the NBA. Although, Burks has not been on over his previous three, making just 25 percent from the field in that stretch. This game got him back over 40 percent from the field (41.5) and he should be closer to 45-47 percent going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Burks also played 15 minutes at point guard tonight. Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Trey Burke scores eight in return
    Trey Burke scored eight points with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He played well and made 3-of-6 from the field. The Jazz have become more and more fond of the three-wing lineup with Alec Burks at the point, so that doesn't bode well for Burke. He's more of a 14-team guy to own. Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 29 in win over Lakers
    Damian Lillard scored 29 points in a win over the Lakers on Saturday with seven assists, four boards, one block and five treys in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He dropped 30 points on the Lakers last week, so his owners could see tonight's performance coming from a mile away. The Blazers may not have enough talent to make the playoffs, but they certainly have a bright future ahead of them with Lillard and C.J. McCollum leading the way. Lillard will get Chris Paul and the Clippers on Monday. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 28 with four treys
    C.J. McCollum predictably went off against the Lakers on Saturday, scoring 28 points with two boards, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: McCollum had his way with the woeful Lakers and hit 12-of-20 of his attempts from the field and was also 4-of-7 from deep. He's having a fantastic year in Portland and has been a top-50 player in standard leagues, and he is well on his way to winning the Most Improved Player Award this season. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Jrue Holiday plays 14 minutes in B2B
    Jrue Holiday played 14 minutes on Saturday with two points, two rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: The good news here is that this was his first game in a back-to-back. Holiday did play a combined 27 minutes in the two games, so this isn't a massive milestone. He should still start trending up even though he'll have a minutes cap for another month. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 22 points in win
    Deron Williams scored 22 points with four rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was a little sick, but Deron continues to play well right now. Williams has found a nice touch in his last five, making 2.2 treys per game on 47.8 percent from that range with 16.6 points, 4.6 boards, 6.0 assists and 1.4 steals in that span. This is a good sell-high moment for him. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Jeff Teague struggles vs. Spurs
    Jeff Teague scored six points with three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: Yuck. Teague had one of the best lines last night, but he didn't have it tonight. For this year and last year, Teague's shooting percentage is worse on the second night of a back-to-back than on any other night with 1-3 days of rest. He's fine, obviously. Yesterday, 8:03 pm
  • Trey Burke (back) will play on Saturday
    Trey Burke (back) will play on Saturday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: After leaving Wednesday's game early and missing Friday's practice, this is great news for the Jazz and it likely means that his back issue isn't too serious. He should see his normal workload of around 21 minutes off the bench. Yesterday, 6:10 pm
  • Deron Williams a little under the weather
    Deron Williams is a little sick on Saturday and will play against the Nuggets.

    Advice: This is just a heads up. If you were going to use him in DFS, you might want to swap him out if you can. Williams been pretty good so far this year. Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Jrue Holiday will play limited minutes on Sat
    Jrue Holiday will play limited minutes (around 15) on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Holiday got into some foul trouble on Friday and played just 13 minutes, but it's very encouraging to see that the Pelicans feel comfortable enough to play him on the second night of a back-to-back set. Ish Smith should still see plenty of run and has been on fire, so his owners should keep him plugged in their lineups. As for Holiday, his owners should probably leave him on the bench. Yesterday, 4:40 pm
  • Donald Sloan out on Saturday
    Donald Sloan (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Hopefully it's just a cold. Sloan is not in the rotation. Yesterday, 3:18 pm
  • Jrue Holiday expected to play Saturday
    Jrue Holiday is expected to be available to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Well, this is interesting. We still don't have official confirmation, but this is fairly credible information. Holiday only played 13 minutes on Friday due to foul trouble, so that may have helped him here. He'll likely have a sharpest minutes cap tonight, so he's not a strong play. If you were going to use Ish Smith, this shouldn't change your mind much. Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • Trey Burke (back) goes through shootaround
    Trey Burke (back) made it through shootaround and is questionable to play vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Burke wasn't able to return to Wednesday's game due to back spasms and sat out of practice on Friday, but it sounds like his status is trending in the right direction. With Rodney Hood (back) also questionable, we could see a lot of minutes from Alec Burks tonight. Raul Neto should benefit as well, but he's too risky to use in most leagues. Yesterday, 10:06 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) is targeting Sunday
    The Wolves are hoping to get Ricky Rubio (ankle) back for Sunday's game vs. Clippers.

    Advice: Rubio could have played on Friday night vs. the Kings, but the Wolves decided to hold him out as a precaution. The good news is that his injury is minor and it's not related to last year's ankle issue which limited him to 22 appearances, so he should be fine moving forward. If Rubio is held out again, Zach LaVine should get another start. Yesterday, 8:25 am
  • Jrue Holiday likely going to be out Saturday
    Jrue Holiday is expected to sit out on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He had a bad run on Friday against the Clippers, scoring seven points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in just 13 minutes. Hopefully, there was no aggravation here, but his owners shouldn't be expecting Holiday to play on Saturday anyway. Ish Smith time. Yesterday, 12:48 am
  • Zach LaVine has another nice start at PG
    Zach LaVine scored 19 points during a 101-91 win over the Kings on Friday, adding eight rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He did have a favorable matchup, but LaVine has been very effective in his starts this year. In his five starts, he's averaged 20.6 points, 4.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys in 29.8 minutes per game. He has to be owned in all leagues right now. Yesterday, 12:41 am
  • Rajon Rondo hands out 16 assists in loss
    Rajon Rondo handed out 16 assists during a 101-91 loss to the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds, 16 points and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He is dropping dimes like a clumsy toll-booth attendant these days and not having DeMarcus Cousins (back) around has given him more responsibilities on offense. He has second-round value in the past 10 games, which is almost hard to believe. Yesterday, 12:17 am
  • Jeff Teague goes off against the Grizzlies
    Jeff Teague was awesome during a 116-101 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, making 5-of-7 from the field and all six from the line for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: That's a 100.0 true shooting percentage and scoring 20 points with just one turnover and seven dimes is the most efficient line for point guards tonight. Teague's ankle injury is obviously behind him, but feel free to check back to make sure he's a go on a back-to-back set. Friday, 11:51 pm
  • Stephen Curry's 41 points lead Dubs to 17th W
    Stephen Curry helped lead the Dubs to their 17th consecutive win on Friday, scoring 41 points on 11-of-20 shooting (10-of-11 from the stripe) to go with six boards, eight assists, two steals, nine 3-pointers and six turnovers in just 31 minutes of work.

    Advice: Where to start? This was Curry's fifth 40+ point performance of the season, his nine makes from distance were the most treys made in a single game so far this year, and this was also his fourth outing on the year with at least eight 3-pointers. He surpassed LeBron James for 35th place in career 3-pointers (1,277) tonight, and over the past three games Chef Curry has averaged 28.0 points per game without ever stepping foot on the court during the fourth-quarter. Oh yeah, and the Dubs are undefeated. Your current league MVP and fantasy basketball's No. 1 option, ladies and gentlemen. Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Ty Lawson gets 16 minutes
    Ty Lawson played 16 minutes on Friday with four points, three assists, one steal and three turnovers against the 76ers.

    Advice: Hey, at least it was more than three minutes, but Lawson still hasn't looked like himself. This game isn't enough to pick him back up in most leagues. Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan scores 23 points in loss
    Isaiah Canaan scored 23 points against the Rockets on Friday with two rebounds, two assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He started at point guard and was terrific as a shooter on just 17 attempts from the field. Canaan wasn't even a lock to make the roster about a month ago, but he's turned it around in his last four. He could fall off at a moment's notice, but he's worth a look in standard leagues if you need some treys. Friday, 10:00 pm
  • Kemba Walker blocks two shots
    Kemba Walker blocked two shots during a 95-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 18 points with four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Where is all this defense coming from? In his last three games, he's blocked seven shots, adding averages of 24.3 points, 4.0 boards, 4.7, 1.7 steals and 1.7 treys on 53.6 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line. Walker is playing some of his best ball of his life right now and is on pace for a career year. Friday, 7:25 pm
  • Kirk Hinrich exits game with hip injury
    Kirk Hinrich left Friday's game against the Pacers with a left hip pointer injury, and did not return.

    Advice: Hinrich played 22 minutes off the bench and finished the game with 11 points, two assists, three 3-pointers and a turnover. Injuries tend to sideline Hinrich longer than most players, so we're going to consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Spurs. Friday, 7:23 pm
  • Zach LaVine will start Friday vs. Sacramento
    Zach LaVine will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Kings with Ricky Rubio (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: LaVine's value gets a nice boost with the move to the starting five. In his four previous starts, LaVine has compiled averages of 21.0 points, 4.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 2.3 three-pointers and 1.0 steal per game, so make sure you have him active for tonight's favorable matchup with the Kings. Additionally, LaVine is a below-average defender, so Rajon Rondo could go bonkers tonight for the Kings sans DeMarcus Cousins. Friday, 6:58 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless gets minutes again
    Jerryd Bayless played 32 minutes against Magic on Friday during a 114-90 loss with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The more Michael Carter-Williams struggles, the better off it'll be for Bayless. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and clearly the team has some concerns about him. Bayless probably won't be playing this much, but he's worth a look if you want to bet against MCW -- that's not a bad bet at all. Keep in mind his increased production has a lot to do with the Bucks being blown out so frequently these days. Friday, 6:37 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams still in horrid slump
    Michael Carter-Williams made 1-of-3 from the field for three points with four rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 24 minutes during a blowout 114-90 loss to the Magic on Friday

    Advice: He is coming off an 0-of-7 from the field on Wednesday and is just killing his fantasy owners right now. Carter-Williams is under 26 minutes per game in his last six and he has a plus/minus of minus-61 in that span. He's not going to be this bad, so he's a buy-low player to a degree. That said, you shouldn't be giving up anything you're going to miss in a standard league. He is a better buy-low target in points leagues, though. Friday, 6:33 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. Sacramento
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: While Rubio wanted to play tonight, the Wolves are holding him out as a precaution and Zach LaVine will be inserted into the starting lineup in his place. LaVine will get a favorable matchup against the Kings, so go ahead and get him active. The Wolves play again on Sunday vs. the Clippers and we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one. This is a reminder that owners should be looking to sell high on Rubio once he strings together a few good games. Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan starting, McConnell to bench
    Isaiah Canaan will start at point guard on Friday against the Rockets with T.J. McConnell moving to the bench.

    Advice: Revenge game for Canaan? He's played a lot better these days and the 76ers seem desperate enough to try anything on the road. Canaan was not great as a point guard, so the move to that starting spot doesn't mean he'll have more value. If you have some dead weight, feel free to give him a look. Friday, 3:41 pm
  • Trey Burke doesn't practice, questionable
    Trey Burke (back) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He suffered from back spasms on Wednesday and couldn't return to action. Burke also had a back issue back in April, so he is probably on the bad side of this questionable tag. Raul Neto was very good in Wednesday, but he's still a risky play in DFS. If he can't play, there should be more minutes for Alec Burks, too. Friday, 12:41 pm
  • Ricky Rubio is a game-time call for Friday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He is reportedly feeling better, but the Wolves are probably going to be careful with Rubio given his injury history and how he had some ankle soreness even before he played on Wednesday. If he's out, Zach LaVine will be a popular DFS play in a favorable matchup. He should be owned in all standard leagues, too. Friday, 11:59 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) still hopeful to play
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) is reportedly feeling better and is still hopeful to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: We heard a similar report on Thursday, so his status is clearly trending in the right direction. While his injury may be minor, don't be surprised if the Wolves play it safe given his injury history. We'll have another update after shootaround, but expect Zach LaVine to benefit the most if Rubio can't play. Friday, 9:09 am
  • Teague, Korver, Sefolosha probable for Friday
    Jeff Teague (ankle), Kyle Korver (ankle rehab) and Thabo Sefolosha (ankle rehab) are also listed as probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: All these guys are healthy and they played their usual minutes on Wednesday. They've had a full day off to recover, and there's no reason to believe that any of these guys will spend Friday's game on the sidelines. Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Scott keeping D'Angelo Russell on short leash
    Byron Scott said that D'Angelo Russell can't keep making the same mistakes if he wants to earn consistent playing time with the Lakers.

    Advice: "We’ve been playing [Russell] minutes," said Scott. "He’s getting minutes and making mistakes. Now is a time I expect and will be more demanding. I’m not going to accept some of the mistakes we’re making, especially the ones that he makes over and over again." When Scott was asked directly if he thought Russell could have benefitted from playing during the fourth-quarter of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Warriors, he simply responded, "nah." It's an interesting approach from a coach on a rebuilding team. Thursday, 12:49 pm
  • Aaron Brooks won't travel to Indianapolis
    Aaron Brooks (hamstring) will not travel to the team to Indianapolis, according to Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg.

    Advice: This rules Brooks out for Friday's game against the Pacers, but could put him in play for his targeted November 30 return against the Spurs. With Derrick Rose healthy, Brooks shouldn't be owned in standard fantasy leagues even when he returns to health. Thursday, 9:51 am
  • Rajon Rondo more relaxed off the court
    Rajon Rondo said he's more relaxed off the court these days.

    Advice: The 29-year-old is in the midst of a career season and said he's become more relaxed off the court. "I’m more so into reading now," Rondo said. "Different religions, growing plants, I’m doing things of that nature. It’s kind of crazy. I never thought I’d be doing things like this, at this age. I always thought I’d get into gardening or something like that when I was 50." It's unclear if Rondo still dominates at Connect Four, but either way, his fantasy owners are being treated to a late-round steal so far this season as he's averaging 12.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 14.0 assists in his last 10 games. Thursday, 8:45 am
  • Stephen Curry the Lionel Messi of the NBA
    Steph Curry compared his style of play to soccer star Lionel Messi.

    Advice: Curry and Messi are the two most creative player in their respective sports, a fact that is not lost on Curry. "We both have a creative style, a feel when you are out on the pitch or the court," Curry said. "I'm trying to do some fancy things out there with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain flair to my game and that's definitely the style Messi has when he is out there in his matches." Curry is well on his way to winning a second straight MVP award and his fantasy owners can feel free to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Thursday, 8:42 am
  • Ricky Rubio hopeful for Friday vs Kings
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) said he's hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: Rubio got treatment on his sore left ankle after Wednesday's game against the Hawks and is hoping to be able to suit up against the Kings on Friday. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Zach LaVine would be in line for a larger role (and increased fantasy value) if Rubio is unable to play. Thursday, 7:51 am
  • Ty Lawson won't speak to coach about minutes
    Ty Lawson said he won't speak to Rockets interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff about his decreased playing time.

    Advice: Lawson played just under three minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies, but said he would accept his role in (or out) of the Rockets rotation. "Man, I'm just down for whatever [it takes] for the team to win," Lawson said. "Whatever the coach thinks, whatever my role needs to be or anything like that, I'm down to do." While Lawson has potential, he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues due to his new diminished playing time. Thursday, 6:54 am
  • Jerryd Bayless downplays postgame exchange
    Jerryd Bayless downplayed a postgame exchange with DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Bayless and Cousins reportedly exchanged some words after Wednesday's game, but Bayless said the incident was just part of a heated game. "It happens," Bayless said. "You move on." There was reportedly no contact made by either player, so it doesn't sound like we should see any punishment from the league here. Thursday, 6:42 am
  • Alec Burks scores eight, gets 12 mins at PG
    Alec Burks scored eight points on 3-of-13 from the field with six rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: While this wasn't a good game at all, he played 12 minutes at point guard tonight with Trey Burke (back) not being able to play in the second half. Burks probably won't be getting into the starting lineup any time soon, but he should be able to clear 30 minutes with added responsibility. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 11:32 pm
  • Neto has a good game vs. CP3
    Raul Neto had one of his best games of the season against the Clippers on Wednesday with 10 points, one rebound, six assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Trey Burke (back) suffered an injury tonight, so there were more minutes up for grabs. Neto has meshed pretty well with the other starters, but he's still going to lose point guard minutes to Alec Burks. Neto moves into the conversation for 20-team leagues while Burke is out. Wednesday, 11:27 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 19 in 25 minutes
    Jrue Holiday scored 19 points with two rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: It would appear the Pelicans were able to keep Jrue in one piece while Tyreke Evans (knee) has been out. His minutes are trending up and he should be getting close to 30 minutes in the next few weeks. He could put up mid-round value very soon. Wednesday, 11:17 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays three minutes, takes 0 shots
    Ty Lawson played three minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday and had no stats.

    Advice: No shots, no turnovers, no fouls and no assists. Lawson is basically out of the rotation right now and can be dropped in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Trey Burke (back spasms) out for game
    Trey Burke (back spasms) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: He had back issues back in April, so this isn't a new issue for Burke. He'll have a couple days off, but Burke has a chance of missing time. That would mean more minutes for Alec Burks at the point, which also means more minutes for Rodney Hood, too. Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Zach LaVine solid, w/ one defensive exception
    Zach LaVine came off the bench on Wednesday for 18 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes of action.

    Advice: LaVine had less success defensively -- at one point he yielded five consecutive layups while attempting to guard Jeff Teague, four of which Teague made and one of which led to free throws. He's a work in progress, but is still doing enough to return late-round fantasy value in just 24.1 minutes per game. He'll also have a bigger role if Ricky Rubio's ankle injury keeps him out on Friday. Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Rajon Rondo flirts with a trip-double
    Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double against the Bucks on Wednesday with 10 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: He's leading the NBA in assists and he's had at least nine dimes in each of his last 10 games. Rondo also has pulled down 9.1 boards per game in his last 10, adding averages of 12.9 points and 14.0 dimes in that span. Rondo has put up early-round value this month and his owners are getting a hefty return on investment right now. Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Jeff Teague gets 22/5/5 with two steals
    Jeff Teague warmed up in Wednesday's road loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-17 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs, with five rebounds, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: Teague sank one 3-pointer and turned the ball over only twice in 34 minutes, looking like his old self after a few quiet games following his ankle injury. He'll wrap up the week with two tough road games in San Antonio (Friday) and Memphis (Saturday). Wednesday, 8:42 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless plays down stretch
    Jerryd Bayless played 36 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: With Michael Carter-Williams struggling, Jerryd Bayless picked up some extra playing time. Bayless also benefited from Jabari Parker only playing in 21 minutes. He's not quite worth owning in all standard leagues, but he is on the radar in almost any format. Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams misses all 7 FGAs
    Michael Carter-Williams missed all seven shots from the field against the Kings on Wednesday, scoring four points at the line with no rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Yikes. Carter-Williams is such a liability on offense and he's really seen his minutes, usage rate and overall production come down. He's not in jeopardy of losing his starting job yet, but coach Jason Kidd benched MCW in the final five minutes. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (sore ankle) out for game
    Ricky Rubio is dealing with a sore left ankle and will not return on Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Well, go pick up Zach LaVIne in all leagues. Rubio had some ankle soreness earlier this week and the Wolves tend to be very careful with him. Considering he couldn't finish the game tonight, he's very likely to miss at least one game. Rubio finished with five points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 21 minutes. Wednesday, 7:14 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will start on Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, as expected.

    Advice: Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Garnett and Karl-Anthony Towns will join Rubio in the starting five for tonight's game. Rubio suffered an extremely minor ankle injury during Monday's game, but he practice in full on Tuesday and was never really in any doubt of missing Wednesday's contest. Go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 4:52 pm
  • 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. Wednesday, 3:08 pm
  • Ty Lawson embracing bench role with Houston
    Ty Lawson said that coming off the bench in Houston can be a positive as it will give him more opportunity to have the ball in his hands, and play his game.

    Advice: "If I come off the bench, I can have the ball in my hands more and have more opportunity to get in the paint, play my game," said Lawson. "It's good for the team, good for me. Hopefully, this is a transition to getting back to myself, be more aggressive." Lawson hasn't benefited at all statistically with the demotion to the second-unit, averaging a meager 3.3 points and 2.3 assists on 20.0 percent shooting through 17.8 minutes per game. What's troubling is his value could head even further south when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns to the floor, so he's by no means a must-own player at this juncture. Wednesday, 7:58 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. Wednesday, 6:22 am
  • D'Angelo Russell scores eight points in loss
    D'Angelo Russell was held to just eight points on 4-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: The rookie also added two assists, four boards and two steals, but he missed his two attempts from beyond the arc. Russell was showing signs of improvement over his last three games, but the Warriors are playing some insane basketball right now and his owners could probably see tonight's mediocre stat line coming from a mile away. Russell will look to get it going vs. the Blazers on Saturday. Tuesday, 10:37 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores four points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson scored just four points on 2-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: It was easily the worst game of his season which is a shame because he averaged 18.0 points per game in his previous five outings. The Lakers aren't going anywhere this season and may shift gears and start looking towards the future (their draft pick is top-3 protected next summer), so Clarkson's value should rise as the season progresses. He deserves a pass for tonight's performance. Tuesday, 10:32 pm
  • 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. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
  • Damian Lillard has off night vs. Bulls
    Damian Lillard hit just 4-of-22 shots and missed all six of his 3-point attempts, but still filled the stat sheet with 19 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: Great players have a way of coming through for fantasy owners even when things aren't going well, and that was certainly the case for Lillard tonight. Look for him to get some redemption on Saturday against the Lakers. Tuesday, 10:13 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. Tuesday, 9:58 pm
  • Jeff Teague starts, nearly double-doubles
    Jeff Teague started on Tuesday and had 16 points, nine assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-19 shooting in 26 minutes in a win over the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague's ankle injury appears to be behind him and he should continue to roll as one of the league's more reliable point guards. Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Deron Williams cools off in loss to Memphis
    Deron Williams cooled off on Tuesday, hitting 3-of-8 shots for 10 points, three assists, a steal and five turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Williams was cooking coming into this one, scoring 20 and 23 points in his previous two games, and has now scored in double figures in eight straight. He sat down the stretch in a blowout, as J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton got some run with Devin Harris getting a night off. Tuesday, 7:47 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) will start on Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will start against the Celtics on Tuesday, sending Dennis Schroder back to the bench.

    Advice: Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha, Paul Millsap and Al Horford will join Teague in the starting unit for tonight's contest. Teague should see his minutes increased tonight after making it through Saturday's game unscathed, so make sure you have him active. Schroder's value will take a hit as he returns to the bench. Tuesday, 3:27 pm
  • Scott wants to get Russell to 30-35 minutes
    Byron Scott said he would like for D'Angelo Russell to play 30-35 minutes per game, but Russell will need to earn those minutes with his play on the court.

    Advice: The No. 2 overall pick has begun to string some good games together, as he's averaging 14.3 points, 6.0 boards, 3.3 assists and 2.0 tripes per game over the last three. Scott isn't going to hand the rookie minutes, but he did earn a season-high 36 minutes during the Lakers loss to the Blazers on Sunday. His arrow is pointing up, so he's worth stashing in standard leagues. Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) practices in full Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) practiced in full on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rubio rolled his ankle a bit during Monday's game against the 76ers, but he played through the injury, and his full participation in Tuesday's practice would indicate that he'll be fine for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks. We'll hold him off the injury report for now, and unless we hear something different, owners can plan on having him active for Wednesday's game. Tuesday, 11:47 am
  • Alec Burks scores eight points in loss
    Alec Burks scored eight points on 2-of-9 shooting in Monday's blowout loss to the Thunder, adding three assists, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Jazz were completely outplayed by the Thunder tonight and the game was basically over by halftime, but Burks had his fair share of struggles as well. His efficiency has trailed off lately because he is shooting just 32.8 percent from the field over his last five games, but he should be able to break out of his slump soon. Burks is still playing the best basketball of his career and was returning mid-round value just a couple of weeks ago, so look for him to bounce back against the Clippers on Wednesday. Monday, 10:16 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams finally has nice game
    Michael Carter-Williams made 6-of-10 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one block in 26 minutes against the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: It was his best game of the season. Carter-Williams only had one shot from beyond 10 feet tonight, which is a good formula for success. His owners will be hoping for more games like this one. Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Kemba Walker catches fire, scores 39 points
    Kemba Walker was awesome during a 127-122 overtime win over the Kings on Monday, scoring a season-high 39 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 47 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He made 16-of-23 from the field and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Hornets pull off a 22-point comeback. Walker is absolutely cooking right now with season averages of 18.4 points, 3.8 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.6 treys on 46.4 percent from the field. He has second-round value on the season and is trending up right now. He won't be this good, but you have to be excited to own him. Monday, 9:20 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
  • Two Dollars: Rajon Rondo has 20 dimes
    Rajon Rondo handed out a season-high 20 assists during a loss to the Hornets on Monday, adding 14 points, eight rebounds, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: It's the most assists in an NBA game this season and now Rondo has twice as many 15-dime games as the rest of the NBA with four (Russell Westbrook and Brandon Knight). Coach George Karl is running Rondo into the ground right now, so hopefully the wheels don't fall off. In his last eight games, Rondo is putting up second-round value and selling high makes a lot of sense. Monday, 8:18 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores eight with 11 dimes
    Ricky Rubio scored eight points with 11 assists, five boards and one steal on Monday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Even against a poor defender such as T.J. McConnell, Rubio wasn't very aggressive on offense and attempted just five shots, making two of them. He didn't have any 3-pointers and turned the ball over four times, but his owners drafted him for his elite ability to rack up assists. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way if he stays healthy. Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague returned to action on Saturday against the Cavs and scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes, but he did mention after the game that he was dealing with some tightness in his ankle. He is still fully expected to play, so owners should simply verify his status prior to tip-off before plugging him into lineups. Monday, 6:15 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell now calling 90% of the plays
    D'Angelo Russell is now calling 90 percent of the plays when he's on the floor.

    Advice: "He needs that confidence," Byron Scott said. "He needs to know that we believe in him. Giving him the ball and saying you will run the show pretty much says it all." This is a big difference from just a couple of weeks ago, when Scott and Russell were splitting the calls evenly. Over his last three games, Russell is averaging 14.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 3-pointers, and he's also been able to stay on the floor with average north of 32 minutes during that stretch. It's taking some time, but things are noticeably improving for Russell as he trends upward. Nov 23, 9:28 am
  • Damian Lillard posts 30 points w/ 13 assists
    Damian Lillard dropped 30 points and a career-high 13 assists in Sunday's win over the Lakers, while chipping in three 3-pointers, six rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He shot 12-of-25 from the field and only turned the ball over twice in 37 minutes, getting anywhere he wanted to vs. the Lakers' perimeter defenders. The Blazers have now won a franchise-best five straight road games in L.A., and they held on tonight thanks to a combined 49 points from Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Nov 22, 9:18 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. Nov 22, 9:16 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson takes over as backup PG
    Jordan Clarkson took over as the Lakers' backup PG on Sunday and finished with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting, three 3-pointers, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Byron Scott wasn't thrilled with Lou Williams' performance as a reserve PG, so he tweaked his lineup to give Clarkson the ball when D'Angelo Russell sat. Clarkson played 35 minutes, just under his season high, and the added responsibilities should be a boon for his already-solid fantasy value. Nov 22, 9:13 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell returns after ankle sprain
    D'Angelo Russell posted 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists vs. the Blazers, knocking down two 3-pointers in 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Russell was on the court down the stretch, which is a good sign that Byron Scott is trusting him more, but he shot 0-of-4 in the fourth quarter and had a costly turnover with two minutes remaining. He suffered a mild left ankle sprain in the third quarter but was able to return after being re-taped, and we're leaving him off the injury report in advance of Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors. Nov 22, 9:12 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (ankle) expected to return
    D'Angelo Russell (mild left ankle sprain) is expected to return to Sunday's game.

    Advice: He is having a nice game vs. the Blazers and fortunately seems to have avoided any serious injury. Nov 22, 8:02 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. Nov 22, 7:46 pm
  • Deron Williams notches 20 points in road loss
    Deron Williams kept up his momentum vs. the Thunder, making 6-of-12 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs to finish with 20 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He did his damage in only 33 minutes and now has back-to-back 20-point performances after failing to reach that mark in Dallas' first 12 games. His steals (1.6), assists (5.6) and 3-pointers (1.3) have all crept up in recent weeks, and he's quietly positioned himself in the top-50 for 8-cat value. Nov 22, 6:49 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays 17 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson failed to score in 17 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Knicks, adding two boards, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Lawson's fantasy value is laughable at the moment and he now has averages of 4.8 points and 3.4 assists over his last five games. If you were still contemplating holding onto Lawson prior to Saturday's game, you probably just got your answer. With Patrick Beverley (ankle) hoping to return on Wednesday and the Rockets falling to 5-9 on the season, don't be surprised if Lawson falls completely out of the rotation. Nov 21, 8:47 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. Nov 21, 8:44 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) returns to action
    Jeff Teague returned on Saturday during a 109-97 loss to the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He said he had some tightness in his ankle after the game, which is to be expected. Teague came off the bench and started the second half after missing three games. He did have some problems with his left ankle last season, but the Hawks are off until Nov. 24 and that should help. His owners will probably want to check back on Monday before setting their lineups. Nov 21, 7:11 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams is struggling again
    Michael Carter-Williams scored seven points with three rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in a 123-86 loss to the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: In the last three games, Carter-Williams has eight assists to go with 11 turnovers. He's also made just 2-of-7 from the line, doesn't have any steals and is only averaging 9.3 points per game in that span. He won't be this bad, but MCW is regressing as opponents figure him out in the vanilla Bucks offense. Nov 21, 6:23 pm
  • Jeff Teague starts the second half Saturday
    Jeff Teague started the second half of Saturday's game vs. the Cavs in place of Dennis Schroder.

    Advice: Schroder picked up three fouls in the first half and Teague was playing fantastic, so this isn't a surprise. Teague is going to be the starter going forward anyways, as the Hawks brought him off the bench tonight just to be cautious with him. Nov 21, 5:53 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has terrific game in win vs. ORL
    Rajon Rondo was superb against the Magic during a win on Saturday, scoring 13 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, three steals, three 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: While this wasn't quite as eye-popping as some of his other games and he did snap his double-digit dime streak, Rondo had his most efficient game and had one turnover for just the second game all year. After the game he was asked by the Kings broadcast team if he was playing like he was in his prime. "I'm in my prime now," Rondo said. His value will go up sans Rudy Gay (shoulder) and is a must-start player. Nov 21, 5:34 pm
  • Teague available, unclear how much he plays
    Jeff Teague (ankle) is available to play against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He might not be playing at all or he could come off the bench. His fantasy owners should not have high hopes and chances are Dennis Schroder puts up better numbers tonight. Nov 21, 4:15 pm
  • 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. Nov 21, 2:10 am
  • Kirk Hinrich scores 17 points
    Kirk Hinrich made his second start for Derrick Rose (ankle) on Friday with 17 points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is not 2015 Kirk Hinrich. It's the most points he's scored since Oct. 31, 2014 and he did it in efficient fashion. While Rose could miss Tuesday, fantasy owners shouldn't be looking to grab Hinrich after this one. Nov 21, 1:32 am
  • Jordan Clarkson keeps it going
    Jordan Clarkson scored 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He has turned it around with four straight games of an effective field goal percentage of 50.0 or higher. Clarkson also has 2.0 treys per game in that span and has done a nice job of expanding his game. He's a solid player to own in standard leagues. Nov 21, 1:04 am
  • D'Angelo Russell scores career-high 17
    D'Angelo Russell scored a career-high 17 points against the Raptors on Friday with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: It was by far his best offensive game and he's starting to take better shots and not forcing the ball. With the Lakers falling to 2-10, they may be more inclined to play Russell. He'll be wildly inconsistent, but he has enough upside to stash in standard leagues. He might be worth using, too. Nov 21, 12:56 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points during a 102-91 win over the Clippers on Friday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It was Lillard Time. He killed the Clippers late with 11 points in the fourth quarter. Lillard hit a pullup trey to give the Blazers a boost and he pointed to his wrist and looked at the Clippers to let them know what time it was. He's putting up second-round value on the season despite a prolonged shooting slump. You can check out a video of Dame's celebration in the link below. Nov 21, 12:53 am
  • Deron Williams scores season-high 23 points
    Deron Williams put up a season-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting during Friday's win over the Jazz, adding eight assists, six boards, four 3-pointers, three steals and three turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Williams also continued his perfect streak from the free throw line, connecting on 5-of-5 of his attempts bringing his season total to 35-of-35. This was easily Deron's best game of the season, which is extra impressive given that he was going up against the No. 1 defense in the NBA. That being said, Deron has had a tough time staying healthy over the years, and he recently admitted that he's still battling nagging injuries, so now would be a great time to see what you could get for him on the open market. Nov 20, 11:38 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 15 points with five boards
    Alec Burks put up 15 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with five boards, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover during Friday's loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: Burks also shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, making this your prototypical Burks-line. He's currently hitting career-highs in points (15.9), three-pointers (1.2) and steals (1.0) to go with a career-high usage rate of 25.6. His minutes have been trending up during the month of November, and he looks ready for a full bounce-back year after spending a majority of the 2014-15 season on the sidelines. Nov 20, 11:29 pm
  • Jrue Holiday plays 24 minutes
    Jrue Holiday played 24 minutes in the starting lineup on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, seven assists, one block and one turnover against the Spurs.

    Advice: He played well and the 24 minutes is a good sign. The Pelicans don't have another back-to-back set until Nov. 27 and 28 and then another on Dec. 1 and 2. Holiday should be in most lineups for the next two games -- both against the Suns. Nov 20, 9:51 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays just 16 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson played a season-low 16 minutes during Friday's loss to Memphis, tallying just eight points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with four assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The defensive stats were nice, but the minutes and shooting percentage were far from encouraging. Since interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has taken over, Lawson has headed to the bench and his minutes have taken a major hit. Lawson also isn't doing much to prove he belongs on the court, connecting a career-worst 31.8 percent of his shot attempts, and his outlook isn't great with the impending return of Patrick Beverley (ankle). While he shouldn't be this bad for an entire season, he hasn't given his owners many reasons to not send him to the waiver wire. Nov 20, 9:17 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 14, 9 mins. next to Rubio
    Zach LaVine scored 14 points with three rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He played 8.6 minutes next to Ricky Rubio tonight, which is just a shade down from his 11 minutes on Tuesday. The LaVine SG experiment had its funding pulled earlier this year, but now the team is clearly going to try it again. He should be owned in all leagues with the new rotation favoring him. Nov 20, 8:26 pm
  • Kemba Walker getting hot again
    Kemba Walker made 7-of-12 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He was cooking early, making 5-of-5 from the field to start the game. Interestingly, Walker tends to shoot the ball worse in wins, but going up against the 76ers helps here. He is on a heater in his last three with multiple treys and at least 55 percent from the field in each game. Kemba has top-30 value on standard leagues so far and could stay in that neighborhood. Clearly the extra offensive weapons are helping. Nov 20, 7:06 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) out two more games
    Updating a previous report, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Aaron Brooks will remain sidelined for at least the next "couple games."

    Advice: That means the earliest Brooks could return would be November 30 vs. San Antonio. Kirk Hinrich will start for however long Brooks and Derrick Rose (ankle) are sidelined, with E'Twaun Moore seeing some increased opportunity for playing time off the bench. Neither Hinrich nor Moore are worth picking up in most formats with Rose seemingly close to making his return. Nov 20, 6:12 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) targeting Tuesday
    Aaron Brooks (hamstring) is hopeful he'll be able to play Tuesday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Brooks was spotted walking around without a limp on Friday, and he was also able to get in some work in the weight room, all positive signs regarding a potential Tuesday return. However, Derrick Rose (ankle) is also getting close to making his way back to the court, so there's not much reason to pick up Brooks in most leagues. Nov 20, 5:25 pm
  • Jrue Holiday (rest) will start on Friday
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will start vs. the Spurs on Friday with Ish Smith moving to the bench.

    Advice: Holiday will still be limited to 25 minutes of action, so his owners may want to consider benching him with 11 games on the schedule tonight. His workload should start to increase as we approach the new year, so he should be owned in most leagues unless you're desperate to win right now. Nov 20, 9:22 am
  • Williams is still battling nagging injuries
    Deron Williams said that he is still battling "little nagging injuries", but he added that doing yoga has helped him stay on the court.

    Advice: "I’m still battling little nagging injuries," Williams said on Wednesday. "The days I feel really tight and stiff and sore and old, if I get a yoga session in it helps me feel better. I feel more loose. You get a nice sweat and get all the toxins out of your body." Williams has strains to both calves and he also has knee soreness, but it sounds like he is doing everything in his power to stay on the court. His outlook is improving because the Mavs have been very competitive in the West, so he is worth owning in all leagues even though his value will likely be limited to the later rounds. Nov 20, 6:59 am
  • Bickerstaff not blaming Lawson for slow start
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff doesn't blame Ty Lawson for the Rockets' slow start and put him in the second unit so that he could have the ball in hands more,

    Advice: Additionally, Bickerstaff inserted Jason Terry in the starting lineup because the Rockets had some success with him in the first unit last season. "This was something we were comfortable with," Bickerstaff said. "We played that way most of the playoffs last year. With the change, we thought it was time for a little more change. It's not Ty's fault. He was not the cause of the problem. It was something we tried to get back to a comfort level." Lawson scored two points in 20 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Wednesday, and his minutes could be in even more danger when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns. Lawson is far from a must-own player. Nov 20, 6:33 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. Nov 19, 11:44 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams scores just nine
    Michael Carter-Williams made 4-of-11 from the field for nine points with one rebound, five assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Those are some uninspiring numbers right there from a guy who usually has a very high usage rate. Carter-Williams' numbers are down almost across the board and it's a pretty easy case to make that Greivis Vasquez is a better fit with the rest of the starting five. He's only putting up 11th-round value per game on the year and isn't much of a buy-low player in standard leagues. He's a decent buy-low in points formats at the right price. Nov 19, 8:45 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless gets just 25 minutes
    Jerryd Bayless scored nine points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Jabari Parker and O.J. Mayo returning really hurt Bayless tonight. Parker has looked great and is already hitting 30 minutes, so there's a very low upside for Bayless right now. Nov 19, 8:40 pm
  • O.J. Mayo plays 14 minutes in his debut
    O.J. Mayo played 14 minutes in his season debut on Thursday with three points, one rebound, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Bucks haven't really shared much about Mayo, but at least he played tonight. He's way too much of a headache to add in almost any league. Nov 19, 8:36 pm
  • Rajon Rondo explodes with 14-9-18 line
    Rajon Rondo filled the stat sheet yet again during a 116-109 loss to the Heat on Thursday, scoring 14 points with nine rebounds, 18 assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and three turnovers.

    Advice: That's the most assists handed out in a game this season. Rondo had his third game with at least 15 assists, which is more than the rest of the league combined (Russell Westbrook and Brandon Knight each have one). There's no doubt Rondo is putting up monster numbers, but the perception is a lot greater than his actual fantasy output with only mid-round value on the season. He's obviously a must-start player, but selling high makes a lot of sense. Nov 19, 7:10 pm
  • Ty Lawson pleads guilty to Denver DUI
    Ty Lawson pled guilty to driving while his ability was impaired, as well as failure to drive in a single lane during his court appearance in Denver on Thursday.

    Advice: Lawson was also arrested this summer in Los Angeles for another suspected DUI, and he's due in court later this week for that offense. Lawson's official sentencing for the Denver DUI is scheduled to take place in January, and with him pleading guilty, he'll very likely receive a suspension from the league. It's unclear if he'll be available to play Friday against the Grizzlies, but with how horrible he's been, owners should probably just leave him on their bench for now. Nov 19, 2:27 pm
  • Jrue Holiday will play Friday against SA
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will play Friday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Holiday was rested during Wednesday's game as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he'll be back on the court Friday night. The Pelicans' next back-to-back set comes on Nov. 27 vs. the Clippers and Nov. 28 vs. the Jazz, so you can expect him to sit out one of those contests. Nov 19, 1:42 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) out Friday vs. GSW
    Aaron Brooks (left hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: This was the expected move, and with Derrick Rose (ankle) on the doubtful side of his questionable tag, it looks like Kirk Hinrich could log heavy minutes as Chicago's starting point guard on Friday. Jimmy Butler will be busy on offense if Rose is unavailable, and he'd make for a strong play in DFS. Nov 19, 1:17 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) most likely out Fri
    Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Aaron Brooks (hamstring) will "most likely" be out for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like he's going to play, and with Derrick Rose (ankle) also unlikely for Friday, Kirk Hinrich could be forced into heavy minutes for Chicago. However, Jimmy Butler will be the true beneficiary for however long Rose and Brooks are sidelined. Nov 19, 11:58 am
  • Ty Lawson (personal) misses practice Thursday
    Ty Lawson was not at Thursday's practice because of his court date in Denver.

    Advice: Lawson absence from Thursday's practice shouldn't affect his status for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, although he's been playing so horribly as of late that owners may want to consider benching him until he can string a few good games together. Nov 19, 11:40 am
  • O.J. Mayo will play Thursday vs Cavaliers
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play against the Cavaliers on Thursday.

    Advice: Mayo will be active on Thursday, according to head coach Jason Kidd, and is set to make his season-debut against the Cavs. While his return will cut into Jerryd Bayless' fantasy value, Mayo can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Nov 19, 9:00 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. Nov 19, 6:42 am
  • Ty Lawson says he's good w/ coming off bench
    Ty Lawson said he's fine with coming off the bench if it helps the team.

    Advice: Lawson has struggled mightily this season and scored just two points off the bench on Wednesday against the Blazers. While Lawson has upside, he's not an undroppable player and fantasy owners should feel free to cut ties if it helps them add a higher performing asset. Nov 19, 6:30 am
  • Aaron Brooks looking doubtful for Friday
    Aaron Brooks (left hamstring) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: Brooks left Wednesday's game against the Suns in the third quarter and didn't sound hopeful for Friday after the game. "Thought I could play through it," Brooks said. "Reaggravated it, but it’s not too bad; it’s a strain. Wake up [Thursday], see how it is, how it feels. I’m not used to this. I’ll pray on it and hopefully I’ll wake up and everything is OK. Just being cold, coming off the bench, strained it, being old." We'll keep an eye on Brooks, but with Derrick Rose (ankle) dealing with an injury, Kirk Hinrich could see big minutes on Friday. Nov 19, 6:25 am
  • Kirk Hinrich steps up w/ Derrick Rose out
    Kirk Hinrich started Wednesday's game in place of Derrick Rose (ankle), knocking down 6-of-7 shots with a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 14 points, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: It was a rough matchup vs. one of the league's most explosive backcourts in Phoenix, but Hinrich held his own. He added two 3-pointers and two rebounds with only one turnover in 23 minutes, and should get another start if Derrick Rose (ankle) can't play vs. the Warriors on Friday. Nov 18, 10:19 pm
  • Aaron Brooks leaves game w/ hamstring strain
    Aaron Brooks strained his left hamstring during Wednesday's game and he will not return.

    Advice: He tweaked his hamstring in the third quarter and re-injured it in the fourth quarter, heading into the locker room with a very pronounced limp. With Derrick Rose (ankle) already on the sidelines, E'Twaun Moore and Kirk Hinrich will have to man the PG position in the short-term -- hamstring injuries are touchy and it wouldn't be surprising to see Brooks miss at least a few games. Nov 18, 9:44 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 13, gets 12 minutes at PG
    Alec Burks scored 13 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played 12 minutes at point guard tonight as the Jazz used some extra size against the Raptors. Burks has been outstanding in his last five, averaging 18.0 points, 3.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 treys in 29.0 minutes per game. That's good for fifth-round value in that span, so he should be owned in all leagues. Nov 18, 9:31 pm
  • Trey Burke scores 10 points
    Trey Burke scored 10 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes on Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: It took a while, but Burke is starting to trend down. He's failed to top 23 minutes in any of his previous three games now that the Jazz are getting healthy again. Burke is still hanging on to ninth-round value on the year, but the downward trend makes him a possible cut candidate if it's for a hot free agent. Nov 18, 9:24 pm
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