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  • Chandler Parsons quiet, but plays 25 minutes
    Chandler Parsons played a season-high 25 minutes on Tuesday, but hit just 3-of-9 shots and zero 3-pointers for six points, five rebounds and two assists in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The good news is that his minutes are finally up in the 25-minute range, meaning he is hopefully about ready to start playing better as he recovers from knee surgery. He's been pretty bad thus far, but now might be the time to target him in a buy-low deal. 33 minutes ago
  • Bradley Beal scores 20 in loss to Pacers
    Bradley Beal hit 9-of-22 shots and two 3-pointers for 20 points, four boards, three assists and two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: The Pacers shot it lights out tonight, setting a franchise record with 19 3-pointers as a team. John Wall added 18 points, five assists and eight harmful turnovers, but the Wizards never had a chance against the red-hot and healthy Pacers. Today, 6:47 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) out for Tuesday night
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It'll be Darrell Arthur and Nikola Jokic manning the big-position minutes. Arthur played his best game in a long time with a 21-point outing vs. GSW and Jokic is coming off a double-double. Both are terrific plays in DFS in favorable matchups. Faried owners just have to be patient here from an injury that didn't looks serious. Will Barton, Gary Harris and Danilo Gallinari also benefit. Today, 5:23 pm
  • JaMychal Green will come off the bench
    JaMychal Green will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Zach Randolph (knee) is sidelined again, but Matt Barnes will get the nod in the first unit tonight. Green is only on the radar in deeper leagues anyways. Today, 5:09 pm
  • Devin Harris (rest) will not play on Tuesday
    Devin Harris (rest) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He isn't dealing with an injury and this is just a scheduled rest day, but he probably wasn't owned in most leagues anyways. Harris is averaging 22.4 minutes per game this season, so expect J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton to see a few more minutes on Tuesday. Today, 4:33 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. Today, 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. Today, 12:54 pm
  • Faried (ankle) not expected to play Tuesday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) did not go through shootaround, and he is not expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Faried is currently sporting a walking boot, so it would be quite shocking if he were to give it a go tonight. Nikola Jokic, Darrell Arthur and J.J. Hickson will all see a boost in value with Faried on the sidelined, with Jokic offering the most upside. Today, 11:15 am
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) will start on Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain) will start Tuesday vs. Portland, sending Kirk Hinrich back to the bench.

    Advice: Rose said that there will be no restriction on his minutes tonight, so owners can go ahead and roll him out there. Kirk Hinrich won't be worth using in any format with Rose active, and Jimmy Butler's value and usage rate will take a slight hit. Today, 11:06 am
  • Kawhi Leonard dominates vs. Suns, scores 24
    Kawhi Leonard looked like an MVP candidate during a 98-84 win over the Suns on Monday, making 11-of-18 from the field for 24 points with 13 rebounds, four assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He destroyed the Suns in the open floor and his offensive game is catching up to his defensive impact. On the season, Leonard has averages of 21.5 points, 7.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.8 treys on 51.1 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line. He's getting to the rim more these days and looks like a good bet to stay in the top five for fantasy value this season. Yesterday, 11:03 pm
  • T.J. Warren scores 16 off bench
    T.J. Warren made 7-of-15 from the field for 16 points against the Spurs on Monday with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He had a terrific game and had a career high in field goal attempts. Warren is usually depending on his guards to get him the ball, but he was able to score on his own -- a big part of his game at Summer League. Warren's upside isn't quite worth keeping on a standard-league roster and he'll likely need P.J. Tucker to miss time to gain enough value to be added. Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores nine points in loss
    Rodney Hood scored nine points in Monday's loss to the Thunder, adding two boards, one assist and three steals in 20 minutes.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry, so there's no reason to worry about the low minutes. Hood was averaging 13.3 points, 3.1 assists, 2.3 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.5 3-pointers prior to Monday and has been returning mid-round value, so he deserves a pass for this performance. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Marcus Morris continues poor shooting
    Marcus Morris made 2-of-7 from the field for four points during a 109-88 loss to the Bucks on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was on one of his best streaks of the season, but lost all of his momentum tonight. In his 11 November games, Morris has made just 35.3 percent from the field with averages of 12.7 points, 6.2 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.8 treys. He's made just 18.8 percent of his treys in that span, but he still doesn't appear to be on thin ice yet. He's a low-end hold, but isn't a must-own player even with all of that playing time. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 15 with 15 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 15 points with 15 boards, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He started a new double-double streak with this one and still has double-digit boards in every game. Drummond did not do a great job protecting the paint and former teammate Greg Monroe had some success against him. Drummond is a good bet for over 70 double-doubles this season. Yesterday, 10:01 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. Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Dion Waiters plays well in return to bench
    Dion Waiters returned to the bench on Monday against the Jazz, but he played well with 12 points, six assists, three boards, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Garbage time was definitely a factor here, and it's hard to imagine Waiters staying relevant with Kevin Durant back in the lineup. Unless you're in a deep league, there's no real reason to own Waiters. Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 20 with nine assists
    Russell Westbrook scored 20 points with nine assists, seven boards, one steal and four turnovers against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned to the lineup tonight and the game was a blowout, so that explains why Westbrook played just 27 minutes. Westbrook's numbers won't be as crazy as they were when Durant was on the shelf, but he will still be a first-round value the rest of the way. Judging by tonight's game, the Thunder look like a force to be reckoned with in the West. Yesterday, 9:26 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. Yesterday, 8:10 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. Yesterday, 6:32 pm
  • Dion Waiters will return to the bench Monday
    Dion Waiters will return to the bench for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Kevin Durant is back from his hamstring injury, so this is an expected move. Waiters has averaged just 10.3 points per game in a bench role this season, so he's safe to drop in most leagues. Yesterday, 5:21 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. Yesterday, 3:43 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. Yesterday, 2:52 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) doubtful for Tuesday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Faried apparently suffered the ankle injury on Friday, but he played through whatever injury he had during that game without any noticeable limp. Coach Mike Malone questioned his team's effort, so hopefully that isn't a factor here. Faried's owners should bench him while Darrell Arthur is worth a look in deep leagues. Nikola Jokic should be owned in all standard leagues. Yesterday, 12:01 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) puts in full practice
    Derrick Rose (ankle) practiced in full on Monday and is expected to play on Tuesday against the Blazers.

    Advice: He'll be returning after missing two games on the road trip. Rose is likely very close to 100 percent and he isn't expected to have a a minutes cap. Kirk Hinrich would move back to the bench and E'Twaun Moore would play less. The Bulls only have two games, so he should still be benched in weekly leagues. Yesterday, 11:44 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. Yesterday, 8:13 am
  • Derrick Rose on track to return on Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain) is on track to return on Tuesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Rose made it through Sunday's practice in full, and unless he has a setback in advance of Tuesday's game, the expectation is that he'll be back on the floor. Sidelined since the November 16 win over the Pacers, a Tuesday return would mean Rose will have missed just two games. Yesterday, 6:02 am
  • Chandler Parsons plays season-high 24 minutes
    Chandler Parsons logged a season-high 24 minutes during Sunday's loss in OKC, scoring 12 points with two triples, three rebounds and zero assists, steals, blocks or turnovers.

    Advice: His minute-limit is slowly creeping toward the mid-20s as the Mavs are wisely playing it safe with Parsons, who is owed $16 million next season. He's likely to miss one of the Mavs' games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, so plan accordingly. Sunday, 6:49 pm
  • Russell Westbrook carries Thunder past Mavs
    Russell Westbrook put the Thunder on his back again on Sunday, racking up 31 points, two 3-pointers, five boards, 11 assists, five steals and one block in a win vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He made 12-of-22 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in another superhero performance for OKC, which improved to 8-6 with the victory. He did commit seven more turnovers, adding to his league-leading 4.9 miscues per game, but that's something his 9-cat owners have obviously come to terms with. Sunday, 6:45 pm
  • T.J. Warren hits three 3-pointers off bench
    T.J. Warren got hot from downtown vs. the Pelicans, scoring nine points with three 3-pointers and two rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

    Advice: He had four 3-pointers all season prior to this outburst, which came against a New Orleans defense that has allowed opponents to shoot a league-high 40.1 percent from deep this year. Warren has been solid offensively all season, shooting 52.1 percent from the field, but he's chipping in a mere 3.4 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks. He's a deep-league option until the supporting stats increase. Sunday, 6:06 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Nuggets coach Michael Malone didn't seem too optimistic about his status prior to the game, so this isn't a huge surprise. Looking ahead, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers. Darrell Arthur will start next to Nikola Jokic in the frontocurt, while J.J. Hickson should see a few extra minutes as well. Sunday, 4:27 pm
  • Faried (ankle) will be a game-time decision
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Nuggets coach Michael Malone said that he was hoping to get a "few" minutes out of Faried tonight, so it sounds like he may not have a full workload if he is active. If Faried is unable to play we could see a lot more J.J. Hickson and Nikola Jokic, while Darrell Arthur could play more as well. Stay tuned. Sunday, 3:32 pm
  • Parsons' minutes will continue to go up
    Chandler Parsons' minutes will continue to gradually go up.

    Advice: Parsons' minutes limit increased to 23 on Wednesday against the Celtics, so he should see a similar workload tonight. Head coach Rick Carlisle wouldn't lay out an exact plan, but hopefully Parsons will be able to play over 30 minutes in December. He isn't a must-start player yet, but that could change very soon and his owners just need to stay patient. Sunday, 3:29 pm
  • Rose (ankle) goes through full practice Sun
    Derrick Rose (ankle) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Rose will be re-evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: Rose is making good progress with his sprained left ankle, and he said that he's shooting to play in Tuesday's game against Portland, which is a realistic timeline given his full participation in Sunday's practice. His return would send Kirk Hinrich back to the bench, and he'd cut into the production of Jimmy Butler. Check back for another update on Rose on Monday. Sunday, 1:00 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 19 points
    Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points during a 92-82 win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: It's just the fifth non-overtime game of his career in which he's played 40 minutes. Kawhi is posting a career-high 26.0 usage rate and a career-high 34.3 minutes this season. Amazingly, he has all those shots and he just has 1.1 turnovers per game. In fact, Kawhi is on pace to be the first player in NBA history to play at least 34 minutes per game, have a usage rate of at least 26 and have fewer than 1.3 turnovers. Leonard is probably going to be a top-five player in fantasy for the next five years. Saturday, 9:34 pm
  • JaMychal Green scores eight in start
    JaMychal Green scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Spurs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies and Spurs both went kind of small, so Green didn't get too much action. Zach Randolph (knee) has a decent chance to play on Tuesday, so Green isn't a great add. Saturday, 9:16 pm
  • 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
  • Bradley Beal struggles his return
    Bradley Beal scored seven points in a 97-95 win over the Pistons on Saturday, adding one rebound, one steal and no other stats.

    Advice: He didn't even take any treys, made 3-of-8 from the field and made just 1-of-3 from the line. Beal was not himself tonight, but he gets a pass here. He was one of the best high-volume players before his shoulder injury and should get it turned around soon. He should be in all lineups this coming week with four games. Saturday, 8:23 pm
  • Marcus Morris scores 18
    Marcus Morris scored 18 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes during a 97-95 loss to the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did have an airball at the end of the game to end the Pistons' comeback attempt. On the other hand, it's his best shooting game in a little while, but even the slump hasn't cost him minutes. Morris is in the top five for minutes per game and is worth owning despite being a somewhat low per-minute producer. He has eighth-round value on the season. Saturday, 8:05 pm
  • Andre Drummond does not double-double
    Andre Drummond scored eight points with 13 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal against the Wizards during his 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: He had a monster jam as he ran down the lane in the first half, but didn't really do much on offense with the Wizards defending him well. Drummond failed to log a double-double for the first time all season and he's also dropped his rebounds per game in each of his last four. He's obviously fine. You can check out the dunk in the link below. Saturday, 7:43 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
  • Bradley Beal (shoulder) will start Saturday
    Bradley Beal (shoulder) will start on Saturday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Beal has been sidelined for the past three games, but he made it through a full practice on Friday and tested his shoulder out in warmups. He mentioned earlier in the week that he was battling some stiffness in his neck and back as well, but it isn't clear if he will have any limitations tonight. Go ahead and get him in your lineup and we'll let you know how he holds up after the game. Garrett Temple will return to the bench and can be cut in most leagues. Saturday, 3:41 pm
  • Kenneth Faried questionable to face GSW
    Kenneth Faried is questionable to play against the Warriors on Sunday due to a left ankle sprain.

    Advice: He was on the court for the final minutes of the game and didn't appear to be hurt whatsoever. The Nuggets should have an update on him at tomorrow's shootaround. Faried is playing a lot of five, so his absence would lead to more minutes for Nikola Jokic, Darrell Arthur and even Will Barton because the Nuggets will use a lot of stretch fours. Saturday, 12:15 pm
  • Beal (shoulder) goes through shootaround
    Bradley Beal (shoulder) participated in the Wizards' shootaround, but he doesn't know if he will play vs. the Pistons on Saturday.

    Advice: Beal will warm up and test his shoulder prior to the game, so he will be a game-time decision. He did practice in full on Friday, so his chances of playing appear to be pretty good. If Beal can't go, Garrett Temple will continue to start for the Wizards. Saturday, 10:35 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
  • T.J. Warren play just 11 minutes in return
    T.J. Warren returned from a one-game absence on Friday with no points and two assists in 11 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns focused on the 3-pointer tonight, which isn't Warren's forte. He should be looking at more minutes going forward, but his upside isn't quite high enough to own in standard leagues. Friday, 11:57 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores just four points
    Kenneth Faried scored four points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes on Friday against the Suns during a 114-107 loss.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone put Faried out there at center to close the game in hopes he could defend the pick-and-roll better, but that didn't happen. Faried has found his way into the doghouse a number of times, so hopefully he's not going to get in there again. He'll have to deal with Draymond Green on Sunday, so he wouldn't be a DFS play anyway. Friday, 11:40 pm
  • Rodney Hood misses all four 3-point attempts
    Rodney Hood struggled a bit with his shot during Friday's loss to the Mavs, going 5-of-14 from the field (0-of-4 from distance) to finish with 13 points, four assists, one rebound, one steal and three turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Hood got off to a horrible start in this one, making just one shot through the first three quarters, but he salvaged his stat line by scoring eight points during the fourth quarter. Hood is currently putting up mid-round value on the season behind averages of 13.3 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.2 steals and just 1.7 turnovers per game, and he's shown no signs of slowing down. He's still only owned in 53 percent of Yahoo! Leagues so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 34 in loss to NY
    Russell Westbrook made 11-of-29 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line for 34 points during a 93-90 loss to the Knicks on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's good for a 39.6 usage rate to move him to 35.6 on the season, which trails DeMarcus Cousins by 0.1. Westbrook's numbers are silly on the year, averaging 28.5 points, 7.8 boards, 10.2 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.9 treys. No player has ever gone 28-7-10 with 2.0 steals on the season and only Oscar Roberson has hit the 28-7-10 without the steals. Westbrook is a stat machine. Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores 16 points
    Dion Waiters scored 16 points against the Knicks on Friday with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: In true Waiters fashion, he was 6-of-15 from the field. Even with the poor shooting, he should have a chance to put up decent numbers in the starting lineup. If you need scoring in an deep league until Kevin Durant (hamstring) is back, give Waiters a look. Friday, 10:13 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 22 in 37 minutes
    Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points in 37 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's his second game in a row with 37 minutes. Leonard is No. 3 in per-game fantasy value on the season for standard leagues and is even trending up. His upside is limitless. Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 21 with 11 rebounds
    Andre Drummond scored 21 point with 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in 29 minutes against the Wolves during a 96-86 win on Friday.

    Advice: While he did not rebound anywhere near what he usually does, Drummond made 10-of-13 from the field for his highest efficiency all season. He'll look to have 20/20 vision in what should be an up-tempo game against the Wizards on Saturday. Friday, 9:24 pm
  • Marcus Morris finally turns it around
    Marcus Morris picked it up against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points on 6-of-14 from the field, 11 rebounds and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He did miss all five attempts from deep to drop him to 23.9 percent from beyond the arc on the season. Before tonight, he was making just 30.0 percent of his wide-open attempts from deep, so that's not going to cut it. He is still logging major minutes and is worth owning in standard leagues. He's not in jeopardy of losing playing time yet. Friday, 8:47 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
  • Dion Waiters starting on Friday night
    Dion Waiters will start on Friday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: He'll push Anthony Morrow to the bench tonight and should see big minutes. There's always a lot of risk in using Waiters because he could go 0-of-15, but he has some upside tonight. Friday, 4:54 pm
  • JaMychal Green will start on Friday
    JaMychal Green will start on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He should get close to 20 minutes tonight while we should see a lot of Jeff Green at the four. Jeff is probably the guy you want in DFS tonight while JaMychal is a bigger gamble. Friday, 4:52 pm
  • Derrick Rose will not play on Friday night
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He is improving, but the Bulls won't put him out there against Stephen Curry. Rose almost never plays at less than 100 percent these days, so he could miss the final game on the three-game road trip on Tuesday in Portland -- the same court in which he tore his meniscus. Aaron Brooks is also likely out, so we should see a lot of E'Twaun Moore in the second unit. Kirk Hinrich will start and has very little value. Friday, 11:33 am
  • Luol Deng (illness) misses practice Friday
    Luol Deng (illness) was not able to practice on Friday.

    Advice: The Heat have a game against the winless 76ers on Saturday, so it's possible that Miami might hold him out as a precaution if he isn't 100 percent. If Deng is unable to play we should see a lot more of Justise Winslow, while Tyler Johnson and Gerald Green could get a few more minutes off the bench. Friday, 10:42 am
  • Beal (shoulder) goes through full practice
    Bradley Beal (shoulder) was able to go through a full practice on Friday.

    Advice: This is wonderful news and this means that he has a great shot of playing against the Pistons on Saturday after a three-game absence. Garrett Temple will move to the bench if Beal is able to play, while Gary Neal's value will shrink as well. Beal also admitted that he is dealing with some tightness in his back and neck, but he doesn't have any more pain in his shoulder and will test it out prior to the game. He is officially listed as questionable. Friday, 9:30 am
  • T.J. Warren (illness) will play on Friday
    T.J. Warren (illness) will return from a one-game absence for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: With Warren back in action, P.J. Tucker's minutes will return to the mid-20s which isn't enough time for him to produce statistics worthy of ownership in standard leagues. Warren was rolling before missing Wednesday's game, averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 boards and 1.3 steals on 63.3 percent shooting over his last four, so he's worth a look in deep leagues. Thursday, 1:12 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) a game-time decision Fri
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: Rose didn't go through any on court work during Thursday's practice, and head coach Fred Hoiberg said that while Rose will definitely try to play on Friday, he will err on the side of cautious with his point guard. Given Rose's injury history, it would be far from shocking to see him spend another game on the sidelines to make sure that this ankle injury doesn't turn into a lingering issue, and if that's the case, Jimmy Butler would be in for another big game. Stay tuned. Thursday, 12:02 pm
  • Bradley Beal (shoulder) doesn't practice Thur
    Bradley Beal (shoulder) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Beal was able to do some non-contact things during Thursday's practice, and head coach Randy Wittman said they will see how sore he feels on Friday before determining his status for Saturday's game against the Pistons. It's been 12 days since Beal originally suffered the shoulder injury, and the fact that he's yet to take any contact isn't a great sign regarding his status for Saturday's game, so we're going to consider him closer to doubtful than questionable for that one. Garrett Temple has started the last two games with Beal on the sidelines, but he's not really doing enough to warrant a pickup in standard leagues. Thursday, 11:25 am
  • Rodney Hood puts up nice line in win
    Rodney Hood put up a nice stat line against the Raptors on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with six boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: With a 20-point game coming on Sunday, it's safe to say Hood's foot soreness is behind him. Hood is putting up seventh-round value on the season and he's also trending up with at least 35 minutes in his last three active games. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Wednesday, 9:18 pm
  • Yet another 9-cat gem for Kawhi Leonard
    Kawhi Leonard had another 9-cat gem in Wednesday's victory, scoring 20 points with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: He made 8-of-16 shots and is churning out some of the steadiest fantasy production this side of Stephen Curry. Leonard's career-high 26.4 usage rate hasn't affected his efficiency, as he's also posting a career-high 25.5 PER and flirting with a career-high in true shooting (59.7 percent). It's almost unfair. Wednesday, 9:08 pm
  • Dion Waiters struggles, blows wide open layup
    Dion Waiters played 31 minutes vs. the Pelicans but scored only four points on 2-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Waiters missed a wide open layup in the first quarter (you can witness it via the link below), at which point ESPN Stats & Info reported that he'd missed more layups (14) than he'd made (13) this season. Stunning. He's been hit-or-miss even with Kevin Durant on the sidelines, and standard-league owners should have better options on the waiver wire. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Thunder win behind Russell Westbrook's 43 pts
    Russell Westbrook ran wild vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday with 43 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: New Orleans gives up a league-high 109.9 points per game and they were playing without Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Omer Asik tonight, creating a perfect storm for Westbrook. He sank 14-of-25 FGs and 15-of-20 FTs, on his way to a ridiculous usage rate of 42.6 percent. WB has been great all season, but his fantasy owners are loving the sans-Durant version even more. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Chandler Parsons plays 21 minutes vs. Boston
    Chandler Parsons played 21 minutes vs. Boston on Wednesday, contributing eight points, two rebounds and two blocks in an impressive road win.

    Advice: This matched his season-high for playing time and the Mavs are being extra cautious, having recently nudged his limit up to 23 minutes per game. Parsons uncharacteristically missed all four of his FT attempts tonight and fantasy owners can only sit back and stay patient -- trading him now would yield minimal value. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Derrick Rose officially out for Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He said his ankle is really sore, which is a little different from him saying he didn't have swelling earlier today. His fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play Friday. Kirk Hinrich will start, but Aaron Brooks should have more value. Jimmy Butler could have a big game. Wednesday, 6:02 pm
  • T.J. Warren out for Wednesday night
    T.J. Warren (illness) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: That would mean more minutes would go to P.J. Tucker. Archie Goodwin has also played a handful of three, so he'll be looking at more minutes, too. Warren was playing really well, so this is a tough blow for his fantasy owners. Wednesday, 5:51 pm
  • Derrick Rose has no swelling, could play Fri
    Derrick Rose (ankle) said he has no swelling in his ankle and could play as soon as Friday.

    Advice: "I would love to play in all three [road games] but really got to pay attention to my body, listen to my body," Rose said. He is "extremely doubtful" to play against the Suns on Wednesday and Kirk Hinrich should be starting. Aaron Brooks will get back int the rotation, but it should be Jimmy Butler handling the offense tonight. Wednesday, 11:57 am
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) a game-time decision Wed
    Derrick Rose (sprained left ankle) was limited during shootaround, and will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Head coach Fred Hoiberg called Rose "extremely doubtful" for tonight's game, so we don't expect him to play. Kirk Hinrich will get the start if Rose can't give it a go, with Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Butler would make for an excellent DFS target with a favorable matchup against the Suns. Wednesday, 11:01 am
  • T.J. Warren (illness) questionable Wednesday
    T.J. Warren (illness) was not present during Wednesday morning's shootaround, and he is questionable to play vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: If Warren is forced to sit out Wednesday's game, P.J. Tucker's minutes would likely climb to the 30s, and he'd be someone to consider deploying as a punt play in DFS. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:41 am
  • Chandler Parsons mins limit increased 23
    Chandler Parsons said that his minutes limit has increased to 23 minutes.

    Advice: Parsons is slowly but surely picking up the pace in Dallas, and he put up a season-high 20 points in his last game. The Mavericks have been better than expected this season, owning a 7-4 record, which is a very positive sign for Parsons as he's far less likely to be shut down if the Mavs are competing for a playoff spot. Parsons is loaded with upside, so now would be a good time to get in some buy-low offers while he's still on a minutes limit. Wednesday, 9:10 am
  • Kenneth Faried plays a lot of center
    Kenneth Faried played 26 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday with 11 points, seven rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Almost all of his minutes came at the center spot tonight. Faried's back injury didn't seem to bother him tonight even though it was probably one of his worst outings of the season. He's still looking like he'll be worthy of his ADP this season. Tuesday, 10:36 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 25 with 18 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 25 points with 18 rebounds during a 104-99 win over the Cavs on Tuesday, adding three steals and one block in 39 minutes.

    Advice: These rebounding numbers are insane and he actually pulled his average down tonight. Drummond grabbed at least 15 rebounds in each of his last nine games. The last players to do that for 10 straight games were DeAndre Jordan last year, Anderson Varejao in 2012 and Kevin Love in 2010. He's been a 19-19 player on the year and is a DFS monster. Tuesday, 9:43 pm
  • Marcus Morris plays 38 minutes, scores six
    Marcus Morris made 4-of-12 from the field for 14 points in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Tuesday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's still sitting at No. 3 for minutes per game this season, but there is a slight downgrade trend in his last four. Not coincidentally, Morris has not looked good in that stretch, averaging 10.8 points, 5.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.3 steals and 0.5 treys on 28.6 percent from the field. Nobody is really threatening his playing time, so all his owners can do is just hope he starts to make shots. By the way, he is oh so close to having his minutes per game (37.7) be greater than his field goal percentage (37.8) this season. Tuesday, 9:24 pm
  • Luol Deng scores 20 points in loss
    Luol Deng was on fire against the Wolves on Tuesday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting with six boards, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It was Deng's best game of the season and it's not even close. He was averaging just 9.6 points per game prior to tonight's outburst, so his owners should continue to treat him as a low-end asset moving forward. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh eat first in Miami's offense. Tuesday, 8:45 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (sprained left ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: While Rose maintains that the ankle injury isn't serious, we'd expect the Bulls to take a cautious approach with their oft-injured point guard, and we don't expect to see him on the floor on Wednesday. With Rose Sidelined, Aaron Brooks will likely draw the start while Jimmy Butler (who owns a usage rate of 30.0 sans Rose) will see a much larger role on offense. Butler will be a very attractive DFS target on Wednesday with a favorable matchup against an uptempo Suns team. Tuesday, 2:43 pm
  • Bradley Beal (shoulder) out Tuesday vs. MIL
    Bradley Beal (shoulder) will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Tuesday's game will mark Beal's third consecutive game on the sidelines for what was initially deemed a minor injury by the Wizards, and it'll likely be Garrett Temple or Gary Neal in the starting lineup sans Beal. Otto Porter should also seem some increased opportunity with Beal on the sidelines. The Wizards don't play again until Saturday, and we'll be considering Bradley questionable for that one. Tuesday, 2:24 pm
  • Kenneth Faried will play Tuesday vs Pelicans
    Kenneth Faried (back) will play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: Faried had been listed as questionable heading into Tuesday, but has been upgraded to active. With season averages of 13.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.1 blocks, Faried should be inserted into all fantasy lineups. Tuesday, 9:46 am
  • Bradley Beal unlikely to play Tuesday vs MIL
    Bradley Beal (shoulder) is doubtful to play against the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beal did not participate in shootaround on Tuesday and is likely to miss his third straight game. Garrett Temple is likely to start again if Beal sits, while Otto Porter and Gary Neal would also see an increase in value. Tuesday, 9:11 am
  • SVG says consistency can make Drummond great
    Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said Andre Drummond can be an all-time great player if he can be consistent.

    Advice: "It’s a small sample size, but statistical comparisons are statistical comparisons — so obviously they’re true, but there’s a long way to go," Van Gundy said. "The biggest challenge for Andre is consistency." Drummond is averaging 18.5 points, 19.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game and could wind up being the biggest fantasy steal of the season if he's able to keep up this pace. Tuesday, 5:59 am
  • T.J. Warren scores career-high 19 points
    T.J. Warren scored a career-high 19 points against the Lakers on Monday, adding four rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He was 9-of-13 from the field with nine of his shots coming in the paint. The Suns haven't really played him or P.J. Tucker at the four sans Markieff Morris and they split the minutes at the three tonight. Warren has been remarkably efficient in his last four with a 23.3 usage rate and a 69.8 true shooting percentage, averaging 15.5 points, 3.5 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. His upside isn't quite strong enough to grab in standard leagues, but he's certainly worth a look. Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard shines as per usual, scores 19
    Kawhi Leonard was wonderful during a 93-80 win over the Blazers on Monday, scoring 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks, three 3-pointers and no turnovers.

    Advice: He's just too good. Only Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry have better per-game value than Kawhi on the season for standard leagues. Kawhi only turning the ball over 1.6 times per game with his 26.9 usage rate is impressive all by itself, but he's doing everything and is going to do it for a long time. Monday, 10:02 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 40 with 14 dimes
    Russell Westbrook was at it again during a 122-114 loss on Monday, scoring 40 points with four rebounds, 14 assists, three steals, five 3-pointers and eight turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: His five 3-pointers matched his career high. Westbrook scored 29 points in the second half, which was almost half of OKC's points in those 24 minutes. Kevin Durant (hamstring) is going to miss at least one more game, so expect Westbrook to go berserk against the Pelicans on Wednesday. Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 points off bench
    Dion Waiters played 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: With Andre Roberson (illness) out tonight, Waiters had a little extra playing time. He's put up some decent stats in his last five, averaging 15.8 points, 2.8 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys. Waiters will lose some value once Kevin Durant (hamstring) returns, which could be as soon as this weekend. Monday, 8:45 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores season-high 20 points
    Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 20 points in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was 8-of-11 from the field and scored his first nine points in the first 5:29. Parsons is starting to get more minutes and he should be in the mid-20s in the next week or so. His patient owners should start seeing some nice dividends and can confidently start plugging him into their lineups very soon. Nov 16, 7:18 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. Nov 16, 6:39 pm
  • Chandler Parsons (face) will return Monday
    Chandler Parsons was elbowed in the face by Nerlens Noel and was forced to go to the locker room, but he has since returned and started the second half.

    Advice: It was unintentional, but Noel got him pretty good and there was some blood. Parsons appears to be fine and is having his best game of the season. We'll have an update after the game. Nov 16, 4:57 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard will play on Monday
    Kawhi Leonard (illness) will play on Monday against the Blazers.

    Advice: He missed Saturday due to an illness and should be back to his usual role. Leonard should give the Blazers some headaches on defense one night after Nicolas Batum dropped 33 points against them on Sunday. Nov 16, 3:47 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
  • Kenneth Faried (back) questionable Tuesday
    Kenneth Faried (back) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: "I'm tougher than you think," Faried said. "I don't let much stuff keep me out." It sounds like he doesn't want to miss the game tomorrow. Faried has dealt with his back problem for a big chunk of the season, so we'll see how he feels tomorrow. If he's out, it'll be a team effort to replace him with J.J. Hickson, Nikola Jokic and Darrell Arthur. Red-hot Will Barton would also play more, too. Nov 16, 11:11 am
  • Bradley Beal out of practice on Monday again
    Bradley Beal (left shoulder) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: Beal took contact before Saturday's game to see if he could play, so the shooting guard is getting closer to a return. Washington plays on Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, but their next game isn't until Saturday vs. Detroit, and that may be a more realistic target date for BB's return. Garrett Temple, who had 18 points (three triples) in 31 minutes in Beal's place on Saturday, should again start on Tuesday if Beal sits out. Nov 16, 10:56 am
  • Chandler Parsons aiming for 20 minutes Monday
    Chandler Parsons is aiming to play a season-high 20 minutes vs. the Sixers on Monday.

    Advice: Additionally, Parsons reported no swelling and no pain in his surgically-repaired knee. This would be a good matchup for Parsons to test himself in order to get going, but he's been pretty underwhelming so far. Averaging a meager 5.2 points on 38.2 percent shooting, Parsons is simply a stash candidate right now for those who believe in his long-term outlook. Nov 16, 8:49 am
  • Dion Waiters denies Philadelphia 76ers report
    Dion Waiters denied a report that he'd be interested in playing for the Sixers.

    Advice: Because who would admit that publicly, right? "[Don't] Believe everything y'all hear lol I guess this what the world coming to (shaking my head), especially if it didn't come from me," Waiters tweeted. In two games since Kevin Durant's hamstring injury, Waiters is averaging 10.5 points and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes per game. Nov 16, 6:56 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
  • Marcus Morris gets a bit more rest vs. Lakers
    Marcus Morris played a season-low 32 minutes on Sunday, finishing with seven points on 3-of-12 shooting, seven boards, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (33 minutes) ranked No. 2 and 3 in the NBA for minutes played, so it's no surprise that Stan Van Gundy wanted to give them a bit more rest tonight. Both guys are obviously staples of the rotation, and their exorbitant playing time is sufficient to make them must-own players until further notice. Nov 15, 9:26 pm
  • Andre Drummond w/ 10th straight double-double
    Andre Drummond posted his 10th consecutive double-double on Sunday with 17 points, 17 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 41 minutes.

    Advice: He shot only 8-of-18 from the field, however, and was frustrated with the refs all night long, picking up five personal fouls along the way. Detroit's hot start has been erased by four consecutive road losses, and they face another tough game at home vs. the Cavs on Tuesday. Nov 15, 9:25 pm
  • Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak ends
    Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 27 points during Sunday's home loss, making 5-of-20 field goals and 15-of-17 free throws in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He couldn't get a third straight triple-double but still chipped in four rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks, with his customary four turnovers. His shot wasn't falling tonight but at least he made up for it at the FT line, earning more attempts than he'd taken in the previous three games combined. Nov 15, 6:45 pm
  • Dion Waiters held to seven points on 3-of-11
    Dion Waiters was held to seven points on 3-of-11 shooting vs. the Celtics, with two rebounds, one steal, three turnovers and zero assists.

    Advice: He had a bigger opportunity with Kevin Durant (hamstring) unavailable, but couldn't get it going vs. Avery Bradley and the Celts' defense. It was recently reported that Waiters wants to sign with Philly next summer, an unwelcome distraction for a guy playing a key role on a championship contender. Nov 15, 6:43 pm
  • Rodney Hood (foot) scores 20 pts in road win
    Rodney Hood (sore foot) returned on Sunday with 20 points, four 3-pointers, three assists and one steal in a road win vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Hood is scoring only 12.1 points on 42.0 percent shooting, but he's still returning top-100 value thanks to strong 3-pointers (1.3), steals (1.3) and FT shooting (92.9 percent). He and Alec Burks (18 points) are co-existing nicely this season, to their fantasy owners' delight. Nov 15, 5:42 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (illness) probable for Monday
    Kawhi Leonard (illness) is probable to play in Monday's game against the Blazers.

    Advice: Leonard was given the night off on Saturday when the Spurs matched up with the 76ers, but there's no reason to believe he won't be back on the floor on Monday. His return to the lineup will send Kyle Anderson back to the bench, where he'll return to being a negligible fantasy option in all formats. Nov 15, 2:55 pm
  • Rodney Hood (foot soreness) will start Sunday
    Rodney Hood (foot soreness) will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hawks, sending Alec Burks back to the bench.

    Advice: The Jazz will roll out their regular starting five of Raul Neto, Rodney Hood, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert for tonight's game in Atlanta. While Burks will head to the bench, it's not a move that will affect his fantasy value at all. Go ahead and get Hood active. Nov 15, 2:35 pm
  • Rodney Hood (foot soreness) will play Sunday
    Rodney Hood (foot soreness) will play in Sunday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: It's currently unclear if Alec Burks will return to the second-unit with Hood active, but Burks' numbers don't really fluctuate based on how he enters the game. Hood only missed one-game with his foot issue, so it doesn't sound like the injury is anything to be concerned about. Go ahead and get him active. Nov 15, 1:37 pm
  • Rodney Hood (foot) goes through shootaround
    Rodney Hood (foot soreness) made it shootaround on Sunday but is still questionable to play vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Hood sat out against the Magic on Friday, but the fact that was able to practice this morning suggests that his injury is relatively minor. Hood does have a history of foot issues including plantar fasciitis, so don't be surprised if the Jazz exercise caution. Alec Burks will see a nice uptick in minutes if Hood sits, while Trey Burke and Joe Ingles will also benefit. Nov 15, 8:22 am
  • Dion Waiters interested in playing for 76ers?
    According to a source of Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dion Waiters would be interested in a move to the 76ers next summer.

    Advice: Waiters is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer, so it's important to note that the Thunder can match any offer that he receives. Waiters is from South Philly and the source indicated that he could possibly receive a max contract offer from them. While that seems highly unlikely given his inconsistent play early on in his NBA career, this could also be a stunt by Waiters to improve his value on the open market. Nov 15, 7:32 am
  • Sauce on the Side: Stauskas moves to bench
    Nik Stauskas came off the bench to start the second half on Saturday and failed to score, adding two turnovers.

    Advice: Yeah, that's it. He missed all six shots from the field in his 18 minutes of action. Stauskas made just 9-of-40 (22.5 percent) from the field in his last four, so obviously coach Brett Brown is getting pretty sick of it. If you drop him in standard leagues, there's very little chance someone picks him up. Maybe he turns it around, but Sauce has squandered his massive opportunity to this point. Nov 14, 8:21 pm
  • Devin Harris has a nice game off the bench
    Devin Harris scored 15 points off the bench on Saturday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He was great off the bench and his transition to being more of a shooting guard is working out nicely. That said, the Mavs wings should have less restrictions on playing time, so there's little reason to add Harris going forward. Nov 14, 8:03 pm
  • Andre Drummond goes for 18 and 19
    Andre Drummond was everywhere during a 101-96 loss to the Clippers on Saturday with 18 points, 19 boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He's ridiculous and actually pulled his rebounding average down to 19.2 per game. Drummond also has averages of 18.7 points, 1.8 steals and 1.6 blocks in his 36.8 minutes. He's really counting on his post-up game, but it hasn't really been consistent yet -- he's made just 34.0 percent on shots outside of three feet. Who cares, though? Drummond is flirting with a season 20-20. Nov 14, 3:35 pm
  • Marcus Morris plays 38 minutes, scores six
    Marcus Morris made 2-of-10 from the field for six points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 38 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It wasn't his best game, but Morris continues to log big minutes and James Harden is actually the only player in the NBA with more per game this season. Morris has really fallen off with his efficiency in his last four, making just 32.7 percent from the field. Even though the Pistons have lost three in a row, Morris isn't quite in jeopardy of losing all that playing time yet. It's something to watch, though. Nov 14, 3:32 pm
  • Bradley Beal is out, Garrett Temple to start
    Bradley Beal (shoulder) will not play on Saturday vs. the Magic and Garrett Temple will start in his place.

    Advice: Beal tested out his shoulder in warmups so he must not be comfortable enough to play just yet. After missing practice on Friday and shootaround this morning, this isn't a huge surprise. Temple is more of a defensive specialist and isn't worth a look in most leagues, while Gary Neal's value will take a hit with his demotion to the bench. Nov 14, 3:23 pm
  • Rodney Hood (foot) questionable vs. ATL
    Rodney Hood (foot soreness) is questionable to play against the Hawks on Sunday.

    Advice: He said the pain in his foot has been building over time and he just has to let it heal. There still isn't anything completely specific on where he has foot soreness, but it doesn't sound like plantar fasciitis. Hood missed Friday after a game on Thursday, so two full days off should help. If he's out, Alec Burks, Trey Burke and Joe Ingles would benefit. Nov 14, 2:29 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard (illness) will not play on Sat
    Kawhi Leonard (upper respiratory infection) will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs should have no problem beating the 76ers and it makes sense to give Leonard the day off since he isn't 100 percent. This is obviously a little frustrating for his owners, but hopefully he will be back in the lineup for Monday's game against Portland. Danny Green will have an excellent chance to get it going with Manu Ginobili (groin) also out, while Patty Mills and Kyle Anderson should get extended minutes as well. Nov 14, 10:37 am
  • Chandler Parsons (rest) out for Saturday
    Chandler Parsons (rest) will not play on Saturday vs. the Rockets as expected.

    Advice: It's the second night of a back-to-back set, so this is basically just a reminder for his owners to get him out of lineups. Raymond Felton will likely slide into the first unit, but he is only worth a look in deeper leagues. As for Parsons, he is still restricted to playing minutes in the teens and it isn't clear how soon that will change. Nov 14, 8:44 am
  • Russell Westbrook trip-dubs with 21-17-11
    Russell Westbrook pulled down a career-high 17 boards during a 102-85 win over the 76ers on Friday, adding 21 points, 11 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Yep, that's his second straight triple-double and sixth consecutive 20-10 with points and assists. Westbrook is close to averaging a triple-double on the season, posting 25.2 points, 8.6 boards and 10.9 dimes per game. He's a special player. Nov 14, 12:31 am
  • Dion Waiters scores 14 points
    Dion Waiters made 4-of-13 from the field for 14 points against the 76ers on Friday, adding three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up some extra shots and playing time with OKC missing Kevin Durant (hamstring). Although, this line is slightly inflated because he scored eight points in the fourth quarter. If you added him, your expectations shouldn't be very high. Nov 14, 12:22 am
  • Nik Stauskas having some shooting issues
    Nik Stauskas made 4-of-10 from the field and 1-of-4 from the line for 11 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Fantasy owners can live with the sub-par shooting from the field, but 1-of-4 from the line? Sauce is mired in a slump over his last three, making just 9-of-34 (26.5 percent) from the field. He does have five steals and five 3-pointers in that span, so he's at least giving his owners something. If you're not OK with a bumpy ride, Sauce may not be for you. Nov 14, 12:01 am
  • Chandler Parsons out for Saturday
    Chandler Parsons returned to action on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Lakers.

    Advice: He is not going to play on Saturday night and will have a minutes cap for the next month or so. His fantasy owners just have to keep stashing him and hope to get rewarded in February. Nov 14, 12:01 am
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