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  • Eric Bledsoe helps Suns snap four-game skid
    Eric Bledsoe scored 20 points with five rebounds, 11 assists and three blocks on Sunday, helping the Suns snap their four-game losing streak with a win in Toronto.

    Advice: Bledsoe logged 38 minutes and his recent knee injury wasn't a hindrance, though he also wasn't efficient -- he shot 29.4 percent from the field, and he and Brandon Knight combined to score 36 points on 34 shot attempts. EB's all-around game still managed to prop up tonight's line, which is a big reason he's flirting with first-round fantasy value. 18 minutes ago
  • Markieff Morris scores seven on 3-of-12 FGs
    The Suns prevailed in Toronto on Sunday despite a poor game from Markieff Morris, who scored seven points on 3-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: Kieff added eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 23 minutes of action. He blew up last Monday with 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting, but excluding that game his season average is 37.1 percent from the field. That's easily the worst mark of his career, and he should probably be benched in standard leagues until he shows sustained improvement. 21 minutes ago
  • Avery Bradley scores 17 hollow points Sunday
    Avery Bradley scored 17 hollow points vs. the Magic, adding only two 3-pointers, one assist and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley's owners have been spoiled lately, as he's stepped up his game admirably with Marcus Smart on the shelf. He rarely contributes many rebounds or assists, but has been on a tear with a combined 23 triples and 17 steals in his past seven games. Keep him active and expect a better all-around performance vs. the Heat on Monday. 23 minutes ago
  • Reggie Jackson shoots 4-of-20 in Pistons loss
    Reggie Jackson finished Sunday's loss to the Nets with eight points on 4-of-20 shooting, six rebounds, nine assists, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: Jackson hasn't recaptured the value he held late last season, but he's a steady mid-round PG who should be impervious to the return of Brandon Jennings. His fantasy value would improve considerably if he could cut back on his 3.4 turnovers and make more than 42.4 percent of his shots, his lowest FG percentage since he was a rookie. 34 minutes ago
  • Thaddeus Young leads Brooklyn w/ 19 & 10
    Thaddeus Young notched 19 points and 10 rebounds vs. the Pistons on Sunday, marking his sixth double-double in the past eight games.

    Advice: The Nets rank 11th in the league with a +1.4 rebound margin, thanks in large part to Thad's team-high 8.6 boards per game. He sank 9-of-12 shots tonight, with three assists, one steal and one block, and has stealthily crept inside the top-40 for 9-cat value. 37 minutes ago
  • Wayne Ellington scores season-high 12 points
    Wayne Ellington scored a season-high 12 points in Sunday's win vs. the Pistons, making 5-of-7 shots with one 3-pointer, six rebounds and one block.

    Advice: All of his points came in a second-half flurry, and his effective offense earned him 24 minutes on the court, his highest playing time in six games. Ellington isn't a viable fantasy player while Joe Johnson (13 points in 39 minutes) is healthy. 38 minutes ago
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) plays well in return
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) had 10 points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and one assist in Sunday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: He made all four of his shot attempts in 22 minutes of action, and looked good considering he'd missed the past four games. Sam Mitchell has been tinkering with his rotation lately and there are no guarantees that Bjelica will average a solid 26-28 minutes per game, but he's worth holding onto while we find out. Today, 4:36 pm
  • Wes Johnson nearly out of Clippers' rotation
    Wes Johnson nearly fell out of the Clippers' rotation on Sunday, going scoreless with one rebound in only four minutes of action.

    Advice: Johnson was inconsistent in three starts and Doc Rivers continues to look for answers at SF -- tonight he plugged in Luc Mbah a Moute for his defensive prowess. Anyone who speculative picked up Johnson in deep leagues can return him to the scrap heap. Today, 4:23 pm
  • Lance Thomas starts w/ Carmelo (illness) out
    Lance Thomas will start Sunday's game vs. the Rockets in place of Carmelo Anthony (illness).

    Advice: This is Thomas' first start of the season and he's worth a look as a last-second DFS punt play, but owners in typical leagues can ignore him with Melo day-to-day. Today, 4:08 pm
  • 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
  • Evan Turner is not on the injury report
    Evan Turner is not on the injury report prior to Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He left Friday's game vs. the Wizards with an apparent eye injury, but it was considered very minor and he shouldn't have any limitations tonight. Today, 2:47 pm
  • Greg Monroe double-doubles in loss to CHA
    Greg Monroe bounced back from Friday's disappointing nine-point performance on Sunday, scoring 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go with 10 boards, three assists, two steals and two turnovers through 30 minutes.

    Advice: Moose is currently producing at a top-35 pace in standard 9-cat leagues (top-45 in 8-cat formats) behind averages of 15.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 block per game on 49.8 percent shooting from the field and 72.1 percent from the stripe. There's no one to question him for playing time, so he'll be an early-round guy the rest of the way. Today, 2:36 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
  • Jordan Hill (back) a game-time decision Sun
    Jordan Hill (back) went through shootaround, but he remains a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Hill did say his back was feeling better after going through shootaround, but we're not likely going to have another update until after he goes through pregame warmups. If he's not able to play, more minutes will fall to Lavoy Allen with Paul George likely spending some additional time at the four-spot. Stay tuned. Today, 12:05 pm
  • Derrick Favors (personal) returns to practice
    Derrick Favors (personal) was back with the Jazz during Sunday's practice, and he will likely return to the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Favors received an excused absence from Saturday's game, and there's no reason to believe he won't be on the floor on Monday, as the Jazz look to hand the Dubs their first loss of the season. Favor's return will do no favors for the fantasy value of Trevor Booker. Today, 11:56 am
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will play on Sunday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will be available to play Sunday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Bjelica will return from a four-game absence on Sunday, although he's likely going to be eased back into the rotation. Owners in most leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with Bjelica as he was in a pretty bad slump before going down with the injury. Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad's fantasy values will take a hit with the return of Bjelica, and Gorgui Dieng could also lose some minutes. Today, 11:34 am
  • Wes Johnson headed to the bench on Sunday
    Wes Johnson will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Wolves.

    Advice: Johnson was not producing at all in the starting unit, so Luc Mbah a Moute will get the call today, earning his first opportunity with the starting five in Los Angeles. With averages of just 5.1 points and 1.8 rebounds on the season, Johnson isn't worth owning in almost any league. Today, 11:05 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
  • Motiejunas (back) hopes to practice next week
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) is hoping to be cleared to return to practice next week.

    Advice: He will be evaluated on Tuesday, so that is the earliest that we will be able to provide another update. The big man has been sidelined since April and will be behind Clint Capela and Terrence Jones in the rotation, so there's no reason to take a flier on him outside of the deepest leagues. Today, 9:39 am
  • Bjelica (knee) expected to play Sunday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Bjelica has missed the last four games due to a knee contusion, but he appears to be all set to return to the court on Sunday. He was in a slump prior to going to down with the injury, so it makes some sense to see if he turn things around before adding him in standard leagues. With Bjelica expected to be available, Adreian Payne could fall out of the rotation. Today, 9:01 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
  • Omri Casspi scores 11 in start on Saturday
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes in a start at small forward on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) was sidelined again, but George Karl went with Casspi instead of Willie Cauley-Stein because of the Warriors' tendency to play small. Casspi should flirt with 30 minutes per game until Cousins is able to return (he is day-to-day), so feel free to give him a look if he's available in your league. The Kings will take on the Mavericks on Monday. Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 15 points in win
    Klay Thompson scored 15 points with two assists, one steal and 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry and Thompson played just 26 minutes, so his owners will be pretty disappointed. He has scored 15 or less points in four out of his last five games, but it's possible that his back may not be 100 percent. The buy-low window is opening again, so float some offers to his owners if you think you get him for a reasonable price. Yesterday, 10:48 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
  • Trevor Booker puts up big double-double
    Trevor Booker was terrific in a start on Saturday against the Pelicans with 13 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Derrick Favors (personal) didn't play, so Cook Book got all he could eat. Favors isn't expected to be out long, so Booker's value figures to be low on Monday against the Warriors. Yesterday, 9:44 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
  • Wes Matthews scores seven points
    Wes Matthews scored seven points in 28 minutes during a 92-81 win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding one rebound, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It hasn't been pretty since Friday the 13th. In those eight games, Matthews made just 31.6 percent from the field for averages of 11.4 points, 2.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.1 treys. He has actually looked OK out there, so he can be viewed as a buy-low player to a degree. You should be giving up next to nothing to get him. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Chandler Parsons still slumping
    Chandler Parsons played 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday with four points, one rebound, two assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: He's certainly testing the patience of his fantasy owners. Parsons has seen his minutes trend up, but he's scored double figures in just one of his last five while not doing much. He's a stash player right now, but he could be a stud once he gets it going. If you're doing well in the standings, it makes sense to trade for Parsons now. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Thad Young with another dub-dub
    Thaddeus Young picked up 16 points, 12 rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He was poked in the eye, but didn't need to miss any action. Young is really on a roll in his last five, averaging 17.2 points, 10.0 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 turnovers. His improvement as a rebounder is a big reason why he's having a major bounce back. Expect Thad to flirt with top-50 value this season. Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi will start on Saturday vs. the Warriors with Willie Cauley-Stein moving to the bench.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) is out and head coach George Karl usually bases his lineups on the matchup, so it makes sense to go small against the Warriors. Casspi should see around 30 minutes tonight and is worth plugging into most lineups. Yesterday, 6:28 pm
  • Chandler Parsons, Deron Williams starting Sat
    Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams (illness) will start on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Parsons was rested on Wednesday vs. the Spurs, but he will see around 25 minutes vs. the Nuggets tonight. Williams is dealing with a minor illness, but his workload should be the same and his owners can keep him in their active lineups. Yesterday, 5:35 pm
  • Trevor Booker will start on Saturday vs. NOP
    Trevor Booker will start on Saturday vs. the Pelicans in place of Derrick Favors (personal).

    Advice: Booker is averaging just 3.3 points and 5.2 boards in 19.6 minutes per game this season, so he obviously doesn't have much upside. Considering he will be going up against Anthony Davis, it will be tough to rely on Booker outside of the deepest of leagues. Yesterday, 5:11 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
  • Wesley Matthews (illness) will play Saturday
    Wesley Matthews (illness) will play vs. the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did miss the morning shootaround, but Matthews said that he has played through worse. Matthews is starting to heat up and is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, so go ahead and make sure he is active. Keep in mind that he is also shooting just 36.5 percent from the field over that span as well. Yesterday, 4:28 pm
  • Derrick Favors (personal) out for Saturday
    Derrick Favors (personal) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He received an excused absence and hopefully everything is OK with Favors. While he's out, it'll likely be Trevor Booker is likely going to start despite his awful season -- Trey Lyles could wind up starting again, too. Expect to see more of Joe Ingles, but Booker is probably your best bet in DFS. Yesterday, 4:24 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
  • Jordan Hill (back) questionable for Sunday
    Jordan Hill (back) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Revenge game? The Lakers benched Hill down the stretch last season to get more ping pong balls for the draft lottery, so Hill will definitely want to make some noise on Sunday. He wasn't able to practice on Saturday, so we likely won't know his status until after the team's shootaround. Lavoy Allen should see solid minutes if Hill can't play while Paul George will see more time at the four. Yesterday, 11:09 am
  • Markieff Morris plays just 17 mins in blowout
    Markieff Morris played just 17 minutes during Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors, tallying 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with three boards, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: It's been an up-and-down season for Kieff, and while he's currently earning a career-high usage rate of 26.1, that just hasn't been translating to the stat sheet like it should. While tonight's dud can largely be attributed to the stellar defense of Draymond Green, Morris is still only putting up late-round value on the year behind averages of 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 40.5 percent shooting. Morris might not want to play in Phoenix, but it's tough to see him getting this much opportunity in another city. Yesterday, 12:58 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
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 21 points w/ three steals
    Eric Bledsoe had an efficient shooting performance against the Warriors on Friday, scoring 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go with seven assists, three steals, three 3-pointers and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The knee was not an issue at all for Bledsoe tonight, so owners can now lay any concerns about his surgically-repaired right knee to rest. Bledsoe is just 25 years old, and out of the six years he's been in the league, only two seasons have been cut short by injury, so we can probably get rid of the "injury-prone" label for Eric. He's a top-15 play in 9-cat leagues, and when turnovers aren't an issue (8-cat) his value jumps to No. 8 overall. Enjoy the ride. Yesterday, 12:40 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
  • Omri Casspi puts up nice effort in loss
    Omri Casspi scored 15 points against the Wolves on Friday with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He continues to log major minutes at power forward, which should continue until DeMarcus Cousins (back) is back. Casspi has 10th-round value on the season, but that value is somewhat inflated due to Boogie and Rudy Gay missing time this season. Yesterday, 12:06 am
  • Klay Thompson knocks down three treys in win
    Klay Thompson knocked down three more 3-pointers during the Dubs 135-116 win over the Suns on Friday, adding 15 points, two boards, one block and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Klay went 6-of-11 from the field in this one, and he would have had a much bigger game if the score weren’t so lopsided. Thompson's numbers are trending up, and he's put in averages of 17.7 points, 2.7 three-pointers, 2.8 assists, 0.7 blocks and just 1.2 turnovers over the past six games, and he should only get better as we get deeper into the season. Through the month of November Klay has performed at a sixth-round level, so the buy-low window remains open for a guy with early-round upside. Friday, 11:49 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 15 points
    Reggie Jackson scored 15 points against the Thunder during a 103-87 loss on Friday, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: No revenge game here. After the game, Kevin Durant said Andre Drummond is Detroit's best player -- that's true -- but he called Kentavious Caldwell-Pope the second-best player on the team. Shots fired. Jackson has played well and is holding mid-round value. Friday, 10:57 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 16 points vs. Wizards
    Avery Bradley scored 16 points against the Wizards on Friday with two rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He just keeps lighting it up from deep with multiple makes in five of his last six games. Plus, Bradley actually added multiple steals in five of his last six. He's putting up early-round value since he showed he was healthy, but he'll likely be in the 50-75 range going forward. Friday, 8:26 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
  • Evan Turner leaves game with right eye injury
    Evan Turner left Friday's game against the Wizards with an apparent right eye injury, and did not return.

    Advice: Turner finished Friday's game with four points on 2-of-7 shooting to go with two boards, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 21 minutes of action. He was questionable to return, but with the Celtics blowing out the Wizards, there was no need for him to return to the court. The injury seemed relatively minor, but we'll be considering him questionable for Sunday's game against the Magic. Friday, 6:50 pm
  • Greg Monroe has a rough night vs. Magic
    Greg Monroe made 3-of-12 from the field for nine points with eight rebounds and one turnover in 19 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Ouch. Monroe has really seen his numbers come down recently and the Bucks being blown out in four of their last five isn't helping. In that span, Monroe averaged just 13.6 points, 10.0 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals on 42.4 percent from the field and 63.2 percent from the line. His minutes are obviously safe and this is probably going to be one of his worst five-game runs all year, so buying low works here. Friday, 6:37 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) out Friday vs. SAC
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: It'll be Bjelica's fourth straight game on the sidelines, and he remains without a clear timetable to return. Gorgui Dieng has seen his minutes go up recently, and it'll be interesting to see if that trend continues once Bjelica is healthy. Adreian Payne will also pick up some extra minutes sans Bjelica, but he won't see enough floor time to make an impact in most leagues. Friday, 6:06 pm
  • Jordan Hill (back) out for Friday night
    Jordan Hill (back) will not play against the Bulls on Friday night.

    Advice: He's dealt with back injuries in his career before and must have aggravated it on Wednesday. With Hill out, we should see a lot of Paul George at the four. Lavoy Allen could also be looking at minutes in the mid 20s tonight. Friday, 4:26 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica likely out on Friday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) is not likely to play on Friday against the Kings.

    Advice: He will be a game-time call, but fantasy owners should plan on him sitting. Bjelica was really struggling before his injury, so he's justifiably been cut in several leagues. Expect to see a lot of small-ball tonight with Adreian Payne getting most of the PF minutes. Payne isn't a great play. Friday, 3:12 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He gets a tough matchup vs. the Warriors, but that's hardly a concern for his fantasy owners. So far this season, Bledsoe is racking up career-highs in scoring (22.9), FG percentage (46.8), 3-pointers (1.8), rebounds (4.1) and steals (1.9). Friday, 3:08 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) is probable starter
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) is doing well and is the probable starter for Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He did not look right on Wednesday and the Suns will have him tonight for their biggest home game of the season. Bledsoe is a terrific on-ball defender, but we'll see how he handles the passing of the Warriors. He should have a nice stat line tonight as long as he can stay healthy. Friday, 2:10 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica is a game-time call
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) is a game-time decision to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He was able to go through at least some of practice today. The Wolves haven't been able to get much out of the power forward spot in the past two weeks with Bjelica struggling before his injury and Adreian Payne in a slump, too. Tayshaun Prince has played a lot of stretch four and Shabazz Muhammad has stepped up a tad. Fantasy owners should probably steer clear of this situation. Friday, 12:05 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) hopeful to play Friday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) is feeling better and is hopeful to play on Friday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He's missed the past three games due to a knee contusion, and it should be noted that he was in a major slump prior to going down. Bjelica does have talent and upside, but feel free to monitor him from the waiver wire until he turns things around. Friday, 9:09 am
  • Omri Casspi headed for more minutes?
    Following the Kings 129-118 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, George Karl hinted that Omri Casspi could be getting more consistent minutes in the Kings rotation.

    Advice: "I think I need to keep Omri in with Rudy [Gay] as much as possible," said Karl. "It seems that combination really complements with size there and also the ability to find a mismatch situation that is beneficial to us." Casspi's minutes tend to trend up when DeMarcus Cousins (back) is sidelined, but if Karl wants to continue giving Casspi and Gay minutes together, Willie Cauley-Stein's playing time could suffer. It'll be interesting to see how Karl's rotations shake out once DMC is back on the court, but Omri is worth a speculative add in deep leagues after scoring 19 points during Wednesday's win. Thursday, 2:19 pm
  • 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
  • Derrick Favors scores 22 points in win
    Derrick Favors scored 22 points against the Clippers during a 102-92 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: While he didn't have his best defensive game with one-on-one defense, Favors lit it up with his shooting line of 10-of-15 from the field. He has seen exceptional growth as a shooter and isn't just a guy who can score from within three feet anymore. He has second-round value on the season and most signs point to him maintaining that value. Wednesday, 11:49 pm
  • Wes Johnson, Stephenson, Pierce all scoreless
    Wes Johnson was invisible despite starting on Wednesday, finishing scoreless with one rebound, three turnovers and zero assists, steals or blocks.

    Advice: Any positivity from Johnson's prior start was erased tonight and Doc Rivers is still searching for answers. The Clippers three options at small forward -- Johnson, Lance Stephenson and Paul Pierce -- combined for zero points on 0-of-5 shooting. Unless one of them demands the lion's share of minutes, all three are persona non grata in fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 11:35 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wayne Ellington back from migraine Wednesday
    Wayne Ellington (migraine) played seven minutes during Wednesday's road loss, making a free throw to finish with one point, one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: The migraine kept Ellington from playing on Sunday but it's no longer an issue. What is an issue, at least for fantasy owners, is the fact that he's averaging 3.5 points on 32.7 percent shooting this season. Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 18, tweaks knee late
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday against the Pelicans with 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He only made 5-of-16 from the field and turned the ball over four times. Bledsoe also suffered what appeared to be an aggravation of his left knee injury, so we're going to throw him on the injury report until further notice. The Suns have a big game at home against the Warriors on Friday, so he'll want to be out there for that one. Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores just eight points
    Markieff Morris scored eight points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with eight rebounds, three assists and one block.

    Advice: He only attempted 4-of-11 from the field. Morris had his best outing of the season while Eric Bledsoe was out in his last game, so perhaps that caused the sudden rise after basically a season-long slump. Still, he is worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • Thaddeus Young gets 18 & 8 with three steals
    Thaddeus Young made 9-of-15 field goals to finish Wednesday's road loss with 18 points, eight boards, three assists and three steals in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Young's slow start to the season is behind him, as he's averaging 17.2 points and 9.8 rebounds over the past five games, with 54.3 percent FGs and 71.4 percent FTs. He's also back to his thieving ways, swiping the ball 12 times during that five-game stretch. Hopefully you didn't trade him when he was struggling. Wednesday, 10:03 pm
  • Omri Casspi has a terrific game
    Omri Casspi scored 19 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gets a ton of run at both forward spots and he benefited from DeMarcus Cousins (back) not playing tonight. Casspi put up mid-round value the last time Boogie had to miss games, so he's worth a look at any depth for owners seeking short-term value. Cousins won't be out long, though. Wednesday, 8:49 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
  • Greg Monroe scores 11, blocks four
    Greg Monroe scored 11 points during a 129-118 loss to the Kings on Wednesday with seven rebounds three assists and four blocks in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He was in a little bit of foul trouble, but credit to the Kings big men for keeping Monroe in check. He's seen his numbers dip since Michael Carter-Williams returned from an ankle injury, which isn't a surprise since his usage rate is down and the team isn't getting enough entry passes to him in the paint. He's still likely to be an early-round player this season. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Reggie Jackson recovers w/ 18 points, four 3s
    Reggie Jackson bounced back from Monday's dud to finish a win vs. the Heat with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: The win snapped a two-game skid for the Pistons, whose 8-7 record has them fourth in the Central division. Stan Van Gundy admitted on Tuesday that he's "really disappointed and worried about where [the Pistons] are right now," so this has to feel good heading into the holiday. Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Avery Bradley cools off vs. Sixers, scores 10
    Avery Bradley cooled off on Wednesday with 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with one rebound, one assist, two steals and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley had been on fire since returning from a calf injury in mid-November, averaging 22.7 points over his past six games. He didn't attempt any free throws tonight and the fact that he cooled off against the Sixers is surprising, but it won't affect him moving forward. He'll return to action vs. Bradley Beal and the Wizards on Friday. Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Evan Turner starts 2nd half over Jae Crowder
    Evan Turner started the second half of Wednesday's game in place of Jae Crowder and finished with 16 points, nine boards, three assists and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Turner takes some offensive pressure off Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley, which was desirable after the Celtics' awful 40-point first half. Turner is a more appealing fantasy option when starting but this isn't likely to become a trend, so he remains a borderline option in 12-team leagues. Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • Wes Johnson starting again on Wednesday
    Wes Johnson will start on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Coach Doc Rivers wouldn't commit to it, but it makes the most sense. Expect Wes to not take many shots while playing minutes in the mid 20s. He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. Pelicans
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been dealing with some left knee soreness and should be ready to roll. It's worth mentioning his right knee is the "bad" knee in his career with the multiple meniscus tears. Get Bledsoe in your lineups and this may help Brandon Knight, who is better off the ball. Wednesday, 5:17 pm
  • Chandler Parsons rested Wednesday vs. Spurs
    Chandler Parsons will be rested during Wednesday's road game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set and the Mavs' training staff still isn't comfortable with him playing on consecutive nights. His minute-limit has crept into the mid-20s recently, but Parsons' occasional DNPs continue to drag down his value. The Mavs' next back-to-back set comes Dec. 6 and 7. Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will not play
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be his third game out due to knee soreness from his contusion. After the former EuroLeague MVP was playing well earlier this month, his injury has justifiably sent him to the waiver wire. Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad gain some value here. Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) headed for a GTD on Weds
    Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is likely headed for a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Bledsoe said that he's no longer feeling any pain in his left knee, but he wants to make sure that there's no discomfort, and he will continue to undergo treatment throughout the day. Bledsoe will test his knee during pregame warmups, so we likely won't have official confirmation on his status until just prior to the tip. Bledsoe likely has his eyes fixated on Friday's matchup with the undefeated Warriors, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him play it safe and sit out Wednesday's game against the 3-11 Pelicans. Brandon Knight will be the primary beneficiary of a Bledsoe absence. Wednesday, 10:56 am
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Eric Bledsoe's left knee has improved, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Bledsoe sat out Monday's loss to the Spurs with a sore left knee, and it remains unclear if he'll play tonight against the Pelicans. If he's unable to give it a go, Brandon Knight would see a spike to his usage rate with guys like T.J. Warren and P.J. Tucker seeing some increased opportunity for minutes. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:15 am
  • Rivers won't commit to Johnson as starter
    Despite the fact that the Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak with Wes Johnson as the starting small forward, Doc Rivers would not commit to keeping him in the starting five long-term.

    Advice: "That lineup is a lineup that I'm going to keep moving, depending on guys," Rivers said. "I like Wes the most because of his size and his ability to shoot, but there's nights where you play a great offensive player at that spot and we may go with a defensive guy. We're going to just keep moving it around." Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce and Johnson are going to continue subbing in-and-out of the starting five for the foreseeable future, making it tough to own any of these guys in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Nemanja Bjelica (left knee contusion) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Bjelica was limited during Tuesday's practice, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him spend another game on the sidelines. If he's out, Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad will split his minutes, but neither guy makes for a great play in most leagues. Wednesday, 7:37 am
  • Klay Thompson shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Klay Thompson struggled against the Lakers on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

    Advice: He also added three boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, but it was a little disappointing to see him take a step back after he recently strung together a few good games. Thompson's buy-low window probably opened up a little more after tonight's dud, so feel free to test the patience of his owners in your league. Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 11 points in start Tues
    Wes Johnson scored 11 points in a start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets, adding two boards, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He probably would have seen a few extra minutes if he didn't get into foul trouble, but it was an encouraging game for Johnson and it's possible that he could stick in the starting lineup. Paul Pierce hasn't been playing well and Lance Stephenson is still Lance Stephenson, so feel free to take a flier on Johnson if you're in a deep league. Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Avery Bradley drops 25 in loss to Hawks
    Avery Bradley hit 10-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for 25 points, two assists, three steals and a block against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bradley had 27 points and seven triples on Sunday, and is averaging 22.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over his last five games. He's become the only other reliable Celtic in addition to teammate Isaiah Thomas, who struggled in tonight's loss. Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • 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. Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Wes Johnson will start, Paul Pierce to bench
    Wes Johnson will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with Paul Pierce moving to the bench.

    Advice: The Clippers haven't gotten a lot of production out of Pierce or Lance Stephenson, so it will be interesting to see if Johnson can build some momentum. Johnson's minutes will still be relatively low with the starters, so owners in deeper leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) limited at practice
    Namenja Bjelica (knee) was able to do some "light stuff" during Tuesday's practice, according to head coach Sam Mitchell.

    Advice: Bjelica has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a left knee contusion, but this is the first time he's been able to get through any portions of the Wolves practice. We'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks, and if he can't give it a go, it'll be Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad picking up some extra minutes. Check back for another update on Bjelica following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Tuesday, 11:44 am
  • Markieff Morris scores 28 points in loss
    Markieff Morris made 12-of-15 from the field for a season-high 28 points against the Spurs on Monday, adding eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: With Eric Bledsoe (knee) out, there were some shots to go around. Morris was one of the worst high-volume players on the season before tonight, but he was one of the best in a losing effort. Morris is coming off a 17-point game on Sunday and should be owned in all leagues after a disastrous start. He also took an elbow to the head, but he's OK. Monday, 10:26 pm
  • Greg Monroe gets revenge in win
    Greg Monroe dominated against his former team during a 109-95 win over the Pistons on Monday, scoring 20 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was 9-of-19 from the field and the team went to him early and often. This was Monroe's best game in over a week and just his third 20-10 of the season. He'll likely be a third-round guy this season. Monday, 10:22 pm
  • 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
  • Derrick Favors scores 11 with seven boards
    Derrick Favors scored 11 points with seven boards, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 30 minutes in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Considering the game was basically over at halftime, Favors' owners should be thrilled that he still played 30 minutes and turned in a decent line. Rudy Gobert went down with a tailbone contusion, but he should be fine moving forward and both players will need to be on top of their game for Wednesday's contest against the Clippers. Monday, 10:00 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
  • Omri Casspi gets 27 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi played 27 minutes off the bench on Monday with six points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a ton of stretch four tonight, which could continue if DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) needs to miss time, Casspi had his best run of the season while Boogie was out, so he's worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues. Boogie shouldn't be out for long, though. Monday, 8:30 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
  • Casspi starts 2nd half, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi started the second half in place of Willie Cauley-Stein on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: Kings head coach George Karl keeps rookie WCS on a very short leash, so don't read too much into this. Casspi is a favorite of Karl's, but his value is held in check when Rudy Gay is active. Nov 23, 5:31 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will not play on Monday
    Eric Bledsoe (left knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He was expected to be a game-time decision, but his knee must have been giving him some problems in warmups. Bledsoe briefly left Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans with a leg injury, so it's unclear if the two issues are related. To be clear, Bledsoe returned to Sunday's game and appeared to be moving fine. Until we get a further update, Bledsoe should be considered day-to-day. Brandon Knight will be incredibly busy on Monday, while more opportunities should fall to guys like Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker. Nov 23, 4:33 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will be a game-time call
    Eric Bledsoe (sore left knee) will be a game-time decision for Monday's game vs. the Spurs. Nov 23, 4:28 pm
  • Klay Thompson, GSWs torch Nuggets from deep
    Klay Thompson knocked down four 3-pointers on Sunday, en route to 21 points, three rebounds, seven assists and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Mike Malone said prior to the game that the Nuggets' "inability to guard the 3-point line is a joke," and Golden State exploited the weakness by shooting 51.7 percent beyond the arc. Thompson's back is healthy and he's starting to heat up, a welcome turn of events after a sluggish start to the season. Nov 22, 7:48 pm
  • 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. Nov 22, 6:49 pm
  • Wes Matthews hits four 3-pointers vs. OKC
    Wesley Matthews drained four 3-pointers to finish Sunday's road loss with 18 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal, and he walked off a hard fall in the fourth quarter.

    Advice: Matthews took a horrible shot just before the final buzzer but most of the night he had it going, a rarity since he came in shooting 33.0 percent on the season. Inconsistency is to be expected as he returns from Achilles surgery, and his owners should note that Dallas plays back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Nov 22, 6:47 pm
  • Markieff Morris' minutes increase vs Pelicans
    Markieff Morris made only 6-of-15 shots on Sunday but finished with 17 points, one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time was down over the past two games so this is a great sign for his frustrated owners -- Jeff Hornacek even left Morris on the court after an ill-advised technical foul in the fourth quarter. Hopefully he can keep this momentum going on Monday. Nov 22, 6:05 pm
  • Evan Turner plays well in 32 minutes Sunday
    Evan Turner finished Sunday's road loss with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes off the Celtics' bench.

    Advice: Turner's minutes should rise with Marcus Smart (leg) on the shelf for a few weeks, and he's worth a look as a low-end source of scoring, rebounds, assists and steals. His bench production will be even more important with Avery Bradley in the starting lineup -- other than Turner, Boston's reserves shot a combined 33.3 percent from the field. Nov 22, 5:43 pm
  • Avery Bradley w/ career-high seven 3-pointers
    Avery Bradley made a career-high seven 3-pointers as a starter on Sunday, scoring 27 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Brad Stevens plugged him back into the starting unit with Marcus Smart (leg) on the sidelines for at least two weeks, and Bradley didn't miss a beat. He and Isaiah Thomas each scored 27 points and they'll be leaned on heavily over the next few weeks. Make sure Bradley is locked into your lineups for Boston's upcoming four-game week. Nov 22, 5:42 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. Nov 22, 3:29 pm
  • Wayne Ellington (illness) questionable Sunday
    Wayne Ellington (illness) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: Ellington is dealing with a migraine, but the issue wasn't reported until a few minutes before tip-off. He is averaging just 13.8 minutes per game this season, so he probably won't upset too many fantasy owners. For what it's worth, Ellington wasn't on the bench when the game started. Nov 22, 3:06 pm
  • Evan Turner dealing with swelling in his knee
    Evan Turner said that he's been dealing with some swelling in his knee since the preseason, but he doesn't think it's a very big deal.

    Advice: Turner will play on Sunday, and he should see a nice minutes bump with Marcus Smart (leg) out for the next couple of weeks. Turner doesn’t seem very concerned about the knee, and neither are we. Nov 22, 2:01 pm
  • Avery Bradley will start Sunday vs. Brooklyn
    Avery Bradley will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nets, with Marcus Smart (leg) out.

    Advice: The Bradley off the bench experiment will have to be put on hold with Smart expected to be sidelined for at least the next couple weeks, and it'll be interesting to see how he responds to the first-unit as he's been going off as a reserve with averages of 18.5 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 three-pointers per game. He'll draw an extremely favorable matchup against the Nets today, so make sure you have him active. Nov 22, 1:42 pm
  • Jordan Hill crushes Bucks
    Jordan Hill scored a season-high 20 points against the Bucks on Saturday with 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block

    Advice: He was 9-of-10 from the field and killed the Bucks in the low-post. Hill had 10 of his points come in the final 13 minutes with the Pacers up at least 20, so this is a garbage time special. He's not a great add after this one. Nov 21, 6:33 pm
  • Greg Monroe has another sub-par game
    Greg Monroe made 4-of-10 from the field for 11 points against the Pacers during a 123-86 loss on Saturday, adding 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: He continues to put up worse numbers next to Michael Carter-Williams. The Bucks offense isn't giving him enough space to operate and it's led to more double teams for Monroe. He hasn't shot above 50 percent in any of the four games with MCW back and the Bucks being blown out a couple times has led to garbage time. Monroe should still flirt with early-round value. Nov 21, 6:26 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
  • Omri Casspi gets 32 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points off the bench on Saturday against the Magic, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a lot of power forward tonight in what turned out to be a lot of small ball in this game. Casspi will be getting plenty of minutes regardless of role for as long as Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Gay is only day-to-day, so give Casspi a look if you're looking for some short-term value in the 60-90 range. Nov 21, 5:04 pm
  • Omri Casspi isn't starting for Kings vs. ORL
    Coach George Karl said the Kings will start three guards next to Willie Cauley-Stein and DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Interesting. This could be the coach playing mind games, but if he's telling the truth that would mean Omri Casspi is coming off the bench. Ben McLemore and Rajon Rondo will almost certainly be two of the three guards while Marco Belinelli or Darren Collison will be the third guard -- probably Collison. Still, Casspi has some good value along with a hot B-Mac. Nov 21, 12:51 pm
  • Evan Turner (leg) good to go Sunday
    Evan Turner (right leg strain) is good to go for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This is the first we are hearing about a leg injury for Turner, but it doesn't sound serious and his status isn't in doubt. With Marcus Smart (leg) sidelined for at least two games, Turner's fantasy value should get a nice short-term bump. Nov 21, 10:11 am
  • Avery Bradley is OK with coming off bench
    Avery Bradley said that he is OK with coming off the bench behind Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart (knee).

    Advice: "Right now I feel it does fit me," Bradley said after scoring 21 points against the Nets on Friday. "Of course I want to start, but I have to do whatever is best for the team. It's just my role right now." Head coach Brad Stevens also seems to like the idea of Bradley off the bench, but it's important to note that his role isn't set in stone. Regardless of whether he starts or not, Bradley is averaging 18.5 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 treys over his last four games and belongs in all lineups while he is this hot. Nov 21, 6:32 am
  • Markieff Morris gets benched
    Markieff Morris played just 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He didn't play in the fourth quarter as the Suns wanted to get a shooter out there to pull off a comeback. Morris has really struggled on the season and isn't even putting up top 200 value. He still has some upside, but it's really tough to hold him right now in shallower leagues. Nov 21, 12:03 am
  • Wesley Matthews hits 3-of-12 shots in win
    Wesley Matthews couldn't get anything to drop during Friday's win over the Jazz, scoring just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting to go with one assist, one rebound and one block over 32 minutes.

    Advice: Matthews is currently in one of the worst shooting slumps of his career, connecting on just 32.3 percent of his shot attempts through the month of November. It is encouraging to see the veteran earning playing time in the 30s coming off an Achilles injury, but the fact that he's currently only knocking down a mere 25 percent of his wide open looks is a bit concerning. Achilles injuries can be career altering. Nov 20, 11:48 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
  • Derrick Favors scores 18 pts w/ seven boards
    Derrick Favors scored 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting during Friday's loss to the Mavs, adding seven rebounds, two assists and three turnovers through 36 minutes.

    Advice: Favors is currently hitting career-highs in rebounds (9.3) and steals (2.1) to go with solid averages of 16.0 points and 1.5 blocks on 52.9 percent shooting from the field. That translates to second-round value in standard 9-cat leagues, and third-round value in 8-cat formats, and with absolutely no one behind him to challenge him for playing time there's no reason to believe he can't keep this up. Nov 20, 11:18 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
  • Reggie Jackson doesn't turn ball over
    Reggie Jackson did not turn the ball over against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first time he's turned the ball over less than two times. Jackson also shot the ball well and made over 47 percent from the field for the first time since Nov. 8. He has a huge upside, so keeping his turnovers down and shooting the ball better will be key for him to be a stud. Nov 20, 9:21 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 21 points off bench
    Avery Bradley was on hot during a win over the Nets on Friday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 21 points with three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He is cooking since his return from a calf injury, averaging 18.5 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 treys on 55.4 percent from the field in his last four. He's not going to be this good, but clearly all his work to extend his range this offseason is translating. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Nov 20, 7:41 pm
  • Thaddeus Young double-doubles
    Thaddeus Young double-doubled against the Celtics during a 120-95 loss on Friday, scoring 14 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He made 7-of-17 from the field and missed both free throws. Young in starting to pick it up as a scorer and rebounder, posting fourth-round value on the year. If he can start making free throws better than his 60.9 percent on the year, he could remain a top-50 player all season. Nov 20, 7:32 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
  • Avery Bradley staying in reserve role vs Nets
    Avery Bradley will come off the Celtics' bench again on Friday.

    Advice: Brad Stevens won't commit to his starting lineup long-term, but for now he's content with Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart manning the backcourt. Bradley has played well with the second unit, providing a scoring spark while playing typically tight defense, and he's a safe play in typical leagues. Nov 20, 2:52 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
  • Motiejunas (back) will be evaluated on Dec. 1
    Donatas Motiejunas (back) will be re-evaluated on Dec. 1 in the hopes that he will finally be cleared to work out with the team.

    Advice: The big man has been sidelined since April, but his original 2-3 month timetable was way off and it's not a guarantee that he will be cleared to practice in December. Feel free to stash him if you are in a really deep league, but your expectations should be pretty low with Terrence Jones playing well in the starting lineup. Keep in mind that Motiejunas will be eased back into the rotation as well once he is cleared. Nov 20, 6:10 am
  • Klay Thompson scores season-high 25
    Klay Thompson scored a season-high 25 points against the Clippers on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He actually played some great defense on Blake Griffin in the post tonight, so that's all the evidence you need to know how healthy his back is -- assuming he is healthy following this game. Thompson was uber aggressive today and his 12 attempts from the line tonight almost doubled his 14 attempts from his previous 11 games. If you bought low in the past week, you're looking pretty smart with Klay trending up. Nov 19, 11:31 pm
  • Greg Monroe stay cold in a loss
    Greg Monroe scored 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Before tonight, Monroe's usage rate was down 3.2 percentage points when he's with Michael Carter-Williams. After a torrid run last week, he's taken a step back in his last three, averaging 12.3 points, 10.0 boards, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 steals on 43.2 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from the line. His owners should be hoping MCW plays less. Nov 19, 8:55 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 16 points
    Omri Casspi scored 16 points in the starting lineup on Thursday with six rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He was 7-of-11 from the field and missed all four shots from the line. Casspi started at the three because DeMarcus Cousins was suspended, but he would likely stick in the starting lineup if Rudy Gay (shoulder) needs to miss time. He's a very solid speculative add in standard leagues while we await the word of Gay's prognosis. Nov 19, 7:17 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
  • 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
  • Klay Thompson (back) will play on Thursday
    Klay Thompson (back) will play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Thompson was limited during Wednesday's practice, but he was never really expected to miss Thursday's matchup against the Dubs California rivals. He should get a healthy heaping of minutes tonight with Shaun Livingston (hip) out, so go ahead and get him active. Nov 19, 11:45 am
  • Markieff Morris (knee) struggles in return
    Markieff Morris (knee) posted six points on 3-of-9 shooting on Wednesday, playing 29 minutes in his first action after a two-game absence.

    Advice: Markieff came in with abysmal career averages vs. the Bulls -- 8.0 points on 27.3 percent shooting -- and he's been lousy all season, so this comes as no surprise. He added five rebounds, one assist, three steals and three turnovers tonight, and at least he didn't aggravate his knee. He'll have a chance to get going vs. the Nuggets' defense on Friday. Nov 18, 10:16 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 18 points in win
    Derrick Favors scored 18 points with 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday during a 93-89 win

    Advice: He made 7-of-9 from the field to raise his field goal percentage to 52.9 percent. Favors has 47.8 percent of his shots come at the rim and he's knocking down a tidy 67.7 percent of those. In other words, this outstanding start of putting up top-15 value looks like it's for real. If you're looking to sell high, you'll want to get a top-25 player back in return. Nov 18, 9:39 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
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