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  • Matthew Dellavedova (calf) hopeful to play
    The Cavaliers are hopeful that Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will be able to play on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He sat out of Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors, but it sounds like his calf responded well to the extra rest. Dellavedova's fantasy value isn't great with Mo Williams back from injury, but his return could push Jared Cunningham out of the rotation. Dellavedova is only an asset in very deep leagues. Today, 7:11 am
  • Jerian Grant is confident he will break slump
    Jerian Grant is confident that he will be break out of his shooting slump soon.

    Advice: "I can get to the basket when I want. I got to finish when I get there," Grant said. "My shot will come. I'm not a knockdown spot-up guy, but I can shoot the ball." Grant is barely shooting over 25 percent from the field over his last 10 games and his minutes have started to take a hit because Jose Calderon has been playing much better. Unlike the beginning of the season, this doesn't feel like much of a position battle anymore and owners who are hoping for him to have a larger role may have to wait a while. Today, 6:44 am
  • C.J. Watson (calf) doubtful Friday vs. Bucks
    C.J. Watson (calf) is not expected to play Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: "I'm trying to get better," Watson said. "Hopefully, I'll be back sooner than later, but it's very frustrating just to be able to sit on the bench and not be able to help the guys and be on the court with them." Head coach Scott Skiles said that Watson recently went through some on court work, but he was pulled from the activity due to a noticeable limp. Friday will mark Watson's eighth consecutive game on the sidelines, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Yesterday, 1:29 pm
  • Aaron Brooks won't travel to Indianapolis
    Aaron Brooks (hamstring) will not travel to the team to Indianapolis, according to Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg.

    Advice: This rules Brooks out for Friday's game against the Pacers, but could put him in play for his targeted November 30 return against the Spurs. With Derrick Rose healthy, Brooks shouldn't be owned in standard fantasy leagues even when he returns to health. Yesterday, 9:51 am
  • Ty Lawson won't speak to coach about minutes
    Ty Lawson said he won't speak to Rockets interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff about his decreased playing time.

    Advice: Lawson played just under three minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies, but said he would accept his role in (or out) of the Rockets rotation. "Man, I'm just down for whatever [it takes] for the team to win," Lawson said. "Whatever the coach thinks, whatever my role needs to be or anything like that, I'm down to do." While Lawson has potential, he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues due to his new diminished playing time. Yesterday, 6:54 am
  • 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
  • Neto has a good game vs. CP3
    Raul Neto had one of his best games of the season against the Clippers on Wednesday with 10 points, one rebound, six assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Trey Burke (back) suffered an injury tonight, so there were more minutes up for grabs. Neto has meshed pretty well with the other starters, but he's still going to lose point guard minutes to Alec Burks. Neto moves into the conversation for 20-team leagues while Burke is out. Wednesday, 11:27 pm
  • 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
  • Courtney Lee scores 17 points
    Courtney Lee scored 17 points against the Rockets during a 102-93 win over on Wednesday, adding one rebound, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game from a guy who played in Houston back in 2010-12? Lee has taken advantage of Jeff Green and Matt Barnes moving up a position, which has raised his minutes while Zach Randolph (knee) has been out. Z-Bo should be back soon and Lee just had a goose egg on Tuesday, so he's not a strong add. Wednesday, 10:27 pm
  • Hollis-Jefferson dubbed 'fresh meat' by KD
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 11 points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes vs. Kevin Durant and the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: RHJ continues to impress and it looks like the Nets' starting SF job is his to lose, though he had another valuable learning experience tonight -- he was torched defensively by Durant, who later described the rookie as "fresh meat." He didn't have any steals tonight but made 4-of-7 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs, and is worth adding to the end of your bench. Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Shane Larkin excels w/ Jack in foul trouble
    Shane Larkin had 10 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two turnovers in 25 minutes vs. OKC on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jarrett Jack was in foul trouble, which shifted more playing time to Larkin, who came in averaging 17.5 minutes per game. He's been solid when given extended opportunities, but is restricted to deep-league appeal while Jack is healthy. Wednesday, 10:03 pm
  • Dion Waiters leads reserves with 16 points
    Dion Waiters led all Thunder reserves with 16 points on Wednesday, making 6-of-13 shots with two 3-pointers, three rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Waiters also had one steal in 27 minutes and this constitutes an efficient game by his standards. He's averaging 10.5 points, 1.1 triples, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals while coming off the bench this year, just enough to carve out late-round value. Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) likely to miss time
    J.J. Barea (ankle) said he rolled his ankle "pretty good" on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I don't know the severity of it," coach Rick Carlisle said. "But he's in there with an ice machine on it. That's never good." It sounds like Barea is going to miss some time, which means more minutes are headed to Devin Harris and Raymond Felton. Wednesday, 9:34 pm
    Player Note
    J.J. Barea Dal - PG,SG
  • Patrick Beverley gets 19 minutes in return
    Patrick Beverley played 19 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring four points with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: It was hardly a good game, but this is a positive for Beverley because Ty Lawson is moving out of the rotation. After the holiday, Beverley should be considered as the favorite to start against the 76ers on Friday. Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Devin Harris scores 11 points in return
    Devin Harris returned on Wednesday with 11 points, three boards and two turnovers before fouling out in 16 minutes vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He shot 4-of-5 from the field, including one 3-pointer, and even played as a makeshift SF vs. Kawhi Leonard for stretches since Chandler Parsons (rest) was unavailable. He gets kudos for taking on that challenge, but remains a non-factor in all but the deepest fantasy leagues. Wednesday, 9:23 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays three minutes, takes 0 shots
    Ty Lawson played three minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday and had no stats.

    Advice: No shots, no turnovers, no fouls and no assists. Lawson is basically out of the rotation right now and can be dropped in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) will not return
    J.J. Barea suffered sprained left ankle on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: He was in a lot of pain and it did not look good. Barea has been a useful combo guard and was playing 20.3 minutes per game, so the Mavs would miss him. If he's out, there would be more run for Ray Felton and Devin Harris. Justin Anderson or John Jenkins could slide into his rotation spot. Barea left the game with seven points, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. There's really no need to make a speculative add unless you're in a deep league. Wednesday, 7:30 pm
    Player Note
    J.J. Barea Dal - PG,SG
  • 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
  • Devin Harris (rest) back for Wednesday
    Devin Harris is playing on Wednesday.

    Advice: He should have his normal minutes and perhaps even more with Chandler Parsons (rest) out tonight. Wednesday, 5:15 pm
  • Pat Beverley says he's 'definitely playing'
    Pat Beverley (ankle) said he's "definitely playing" against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll be coming off the bench, but we still don't know if he's going to start after tonight. We'll have another update shortly, but expect Beverley to get minutes in the teens to low 20s tonight. Jason Terry will lose some run and maybe Ty Lawson, too. Wednesday, 3:57 pm
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) will be a game-time call
    Pat Beverley (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Beverley is a tough guy and if it's up to him, he's playing. He has a decent chance to start tonight and has some value in deeper leagues. Jason Terry would play less and possibly Ty Lawson. Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (calf) out vs. Raptors
    Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: With the Cavs set to manage Mo Williams' minutes tonight, that means we should see a lot of Jared Cunningham. The Cavs will also be giving heavy minutes to J.R. Smith at the two. Cunningham is obviously a risky play in DFS tonight. Wednesday, 3:05 pm
  • C.J. Watston (calf) out again on Wednesday
    C.J. Watson (calf) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: That means Shabazz Napier is the backup point guard. Although, Victor Oladipo coming off the bench likely means he gets more minutes at the one as a combo guard. Watson has very little value after missing his seventh game. Wednesday, 2:27 pm
  • 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
  • Beverley (ankle) goes through shootaround
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) was a full participant during shootaround, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley seems on track to make his return on Wednesday, but he's going to come off the bench and his minutes will be monitored, making him an unattractive option in most leagues. Beverley could conceivably start for the Rockets at some point, but he's likely headed for a three-way timeshare with Jason Terry and Ty Lawson; meaning at best he could only be viewed as a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Wednesday, 9:14 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova (calf) a game-time call
    Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: Dellavedova's value is set to take a hit tonight anyway with the return of Mo Williams (ankle), and with him heading towards a game-time decision, he's far too risky to consider using in DFS. Williams could be forced into heavy minutes if Delly is unable to give it a go. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 8:02 am
  • Ty Lawson embracing bench role with Houston
    Ty Lawson said that coming off the bench in Houston can be a positive as it will give him more opportunity to have the ball in his hands, and play his game.

    Advice: "If I come off the bench, I can have the ball in my hands more and have more opportunity to get in the paint, play my game," said Lawson. "It's good for the team, good for me. Hopefully, this is a transition to getting back to myself, be more aggressive." Lawson hasn't benefited at all statistically with the demotion to the second-unit, averaging a meager 3.3 points and 2.3 assists on 20.0 percent shooting through 17.8 minutes per game. What's troubling is his value could head even further south when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns to the floor, so he's by no means a must-own player at this juncture. Wednesday, 7:58 am
  • Patrick Beverley's minutes will be monitored
    Interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he will monitor Patrick Beverley's (ankle) minutes upon his return.

    Advice: Beverley is questionable to play Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but if he does get on to the court following a five-game absence, he will continue to come off the bench and Bickerstaff will be cautious with his minutes. Bickerstaff said he likes the leadership that Jason Terry brings, which is why Terry will continue to start, and it's looking like this could turn into a three-way timeshare at the point guard slot in Houston between JET, Ty Lawson and Beverley; which isn't great from a fantasy standpoint. Wednesday, 7:43 am
  • 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
  • J.J. Barea scores 16 off Mavs' bench
    J.J. Barea played 27 minutes off the Mavs' bench and hit 5-of-10 shots and zero 3-pointers for 16 points and four assists in Tuesday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: The minutes and points were a season high for JJB, who got run down the stretch in a blowout. It didn't hurt that Devin Harris got the night off, either, but Barea will have to perform like this more consistently to be owned in most leagues. Tuesday, 7:50 pm
    Player Note
    J.J. Barea Dal - PG,SG
  • 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
  • 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. Tuesday, 4:33 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) practices on Tuesday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) practiced on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley is on track to play Wednesday, although interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that Jason Terry will still be the starting point guard upon Beverley's return. JET as the starting point is not a trend that's likely to continue once Beverley is fully up to speed, but this is very bad news for Ty Lawson owners as his minutes will head even further south with Patrick active. Beverley won't score a lot of points, but he should be able to do enough with steals and 3-pointers to warrant a roster spot in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 12:13 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. Monday, 9:31 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova looks great again
    Matthew Dellavedova scored 15 points against the Magic on Monday with nine assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was awesome and has looked like a whole new player this season. Dellavedova is just keeping the seat warm for Kyrie Irving (knee) and he'll likely move back to the bench when Mo Williams (ankle) can return, which can be as soon as this week. He's more of a short-term add despite his terrific play in the past week. Monday, 8:04 pm
  • 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. Monday, 5:21 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova will start
    Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) will start against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: He is likely going to have his minutes monitored today, so he'll be a risky player to use in DFS. Dellavedova only has short-term value this week. Jared Cunningham could also get more minutes tonight. Monday, 2:24 pm
  • Pat Beverley up in the air for Wednesday
    Pat Beverley (ankle) will go through practice on Tuesday and coach B.J. Bickerstaff said "we'll see" regarding his status for Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rockets rested Beverley on Monday after they gave him extra work on Sunday. Beverley will likely be in the starting lineup and should find minutes in the mid 20s. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Monday, 12:46 pm
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) doesn't practice Monday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: He was on track to practice today, so perhaps he won't be able to play on Wednesday. Beverley is likely going to start for the Rockets and he could have value in 14-team leagues off the bat. If you need steals or treys, give him a look. Monday, 11:38 am
  • Update: Dellavedova expected to play Monday
    Updating a previous item, Matthew Dellavedova (left ankle/leg) is expected to play on Monday.

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

    Advice: It's not clear what type of injury Delly is currently dealing with, but he apparently hurt himself in Saturday's win over Atlanta, and we wonder how Kyle Korver feels about that development. Moving on, iff Dellavedova is forced to sit out, Jared Cunningham would be in line to draw the start at point guard. Unless David Blatt wants Cunningham to play major minutes, the Cavs are going to have to get creative at point guard with Mo Williams (leg) also doubtful to suit up. Monday, 8:22 am
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson racks up five steals
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson racked up a career-high five steals vs. Boston on Sunday, adding nine points (2-of-3 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Advice: RHJ has at least one steal in five straight games and he's well worth a look for specialist value. He committed only one turnover in 31 minutes tonight and his role could be on the rise, but don't expect much scoring from the 20-year-old swingman. Sunday, 5:41 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. Sunday, 3:06 pm
  • C.J. Watson (calf) listed as out for Monday
    C.J. Watson (calf) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Watson is dealing with a strained left calf and hasn't played since Nov. 9, but it's not a good sign that the Magic ruled him out so quickly. Elfrid Payton's minutes have been on the rise lately, meaning Shabazz Napier will likely see minutes in the teens as the backup point guard on Monday. Sunday, 7:38 am
  • Courtney Lee has better game
    Courtney Lee scored 15 points during a 92-82 loss to the Spurs on Saturday, adding one rebound, two steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He's seen an uptick in playing time in his past two, but that's because Zach Randolph (knee) has been out and the small forwards have shifted to power forward more to open up wing minutes for him. Lee isn't a strong pickup and snapped a seven-game streak of failing to score more than seven points. Saturday, 9:19 pm
  • Jerami Grant sores four points
    Jerian Grant missed all seven shots from the field and made four at the line on Saturday against the Heat, adding six rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He's just better at power forward and he counted on his jumper too much tonight. Grant has a decent upside for multiple-category upside, but his deficiencies on offense will make him a headache. For DFS, it makes sense to use him against worse defenses. Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays 17 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson failed to score in 17 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Knicks, adding two boards, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Lawson's fantasy value is laughable at the moment and he now has averages of 4.8 points and 3.4 assists over his last five games. If you were still contemplating holding onto Lawson prior to Saturday's game, you probably just got your answer. With Patrick Beverley (ankle) hoping to return on Wednesday and the Rockets falling to 5-9 on the season, don't be surprised if Lawson falls completely out of the rotation. Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova slows down in a win
    Matthew Dellavedova scored 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He was very good once again and continues to exceed expectations. His body of work suggests he won't be this good on Monday, but feel free to give him a look with Mo Williams (ankle) doubtful for that one. Dellavedova only has short-term value in most cases. Saturday, 7:27 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) targeting Wednesday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) is on track to practice on Monday and is targeting Wednesday's game vs. the Grizzlies for his return.

    Advice: Beverley suffered the ankle injury on Nov. 13 and hasn't played since, so this great news for the Rockets. Ty Lawson was recently demoted to the bench because of poor play and Jason Terry has been running the point in the first unit, but Beverley could very well be starting when he gets back. Saturday, 3:31 pm
  • Jerian Grant losing almost all momentum
    Jerian Grant played just 13 minutes against the Thunder on Friday with four points, four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's lost all that momentum from earlier this month. Grant hasn't cracked 20 minutes in five of his last six games and the Knicks are 7-6 on the season, so his stash appeal has decreased. If there is anything promising on the wire, feel free to cut Grant. Friday, 10:48 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
  • Ty Lawson plays just 16 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson played a season-low 16 minutes during Friday's loss to Memphis, tallying just eight points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with four assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The defensive stats were nice, but the minutes and shooting percentage were far from encouraging. Since interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has taken over, Lawson has headed to the bench and his minutes have taken a major hit. Lawson also isn't doing much to prove he belongs on the court, connecting a career-worst 31.8 percent of his shot attempts, and his outlook isn't great with the impending return of Patrick Beverley (ankle). While he shouldn't be this bad for an entire season, he hasn't given his owners many reasons to not send him to the waiver wire. Friday, 9:17 pm
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has best game
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored a career-high 13 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

    Advice: He did score five points in the final 1:30 of this game, so this line is inflated due to garbage time. Hollis-Jefferson is running away with the starting job and he is showing some sort of offensive skill. He will be up and down for the next three months, but he's worth a look in 16-team leagues. Friday, 7:14 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) out two more games
    Updating a previous report, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Aaron Brooks will remain sidelined for at least the next "couple games."

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

    Advice: Brooks was spotted walking around without a limp on Friday, and he was also able to get in some work in the weight room, all positive signs regarding a potential Tuesday return. However, Derrick Rose (ankle) is also getting close to making his way back to the court, so there's not much reason to pick up Brooks in most leagues. Friday, 5:25 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
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) still out for Friday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) will not play on Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Rockets will have to go with Jason Terry and Ty Lawson at the point guard spot for a little longer. Beverley has no timetable to return and isn't worth stashing due to a lower upside. Friday, 11:20 am
  • Bickerstaff not blaming Lawson for slow start
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff doesn't blame Ty Lawson for the Rockets' slow start and put him in the second unit so that he could have the ball in hands more,

    Advice: Additionally, Bickerstaff inserted Jason Terry in the starting lineup because the Rockets had some success with him in the first unit last season. "This was something we were comfortable with," Bickerstaff said. "We played that way most of the playoffs last year. With the change, we thought it was time for a little more change. It's not Ty's fault. He was not the cause of the problem. It was something we tried to get back to a comfort level." Lawson scored two points in 20 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Wednesday, and his minutes could be in even more danger when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns. Lawson is far from a must-own player. Friday, 6:33 am
  • Delly Dishes: Matt Dellavedova has 13 assists
    Matthew Dellavedova handed out a career-high 13 assists against the Bucks on Thursday, adding seven points, one rebound and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Mo Williams (leg) did not play tonight, so Dellavedova got all the minutes he could handle. He actually looked horrible in the start of this game, but he got it going in the second quarter and beyond. Williams could miss Saturday, so Dellavedova could have short-term value. Although, he won't be worth much in about a week. Thursday, 9:03 pm
  • Ty Lawson pleads guilty to Denver DUI
    Ty Lawson pled guilty to driving while his ability was impaired, as well as failure to drive in a single lane during his court appearance in Denver on Thursday.

    Advice: Lawson was also arrested this summer in Los Angeles for another suspected DUI, and he's due in court later this week for that offense. Lawson's official sentencing for the Denver DUI is scheduled to take place in January, and with him pleading guilty, he'll very likely receive a suspension from the league. It's unclear if he'll be available to play Friday against the Grizzlies, but with how horrible he's been, owners should probably just leave him on their bench for now. Thursday, 2:27 pm
  • Aaron Brooks (hamstring) out Friday vs. GSW
    Aaron Brooks (left hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Warriors.

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

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

    Advice: Lawson absence from Thursday's practice shouldn't affect his status for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, although he's been playing so horribly as of late that owners may want to consider benching him until he can string a few good games together. Thursday, 11:40 am
  • C.J. Watson misses Thursday practice
    C.J. Watson (sore left calf) did not practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Watson has missed four straight games and this news doesn't bode well for his availability against the Kings on Saturday. Watson should be ignored in almost all fantasy leagues. Thursday, 10:07 am
  • Ty Lawson says he's good w/ coming off bench
    Ty Lawson said he's fine with coming off the bench if it helps the team.

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

    Advice: Brooks left Wednesday's game against the Suns in the third quarter and didn't sound hopeful for Friday after the game. "Thought I could play through it," Brooks said. "Reaggravated it, but it’s not too bad; it’s a strain. Wake up [Thursday], see how it is, how it feels. I’m not used to this. I’ll pray on it and hopefully I’ll wake up and everything is OK. Just being cold, coming off the bench, strained it, being old." We'll keep an eye on Brooks, but with Derrick Rose (ankle) dealing with an injury, Kirk Hinrich could see big minutes on Friday. Thursday, 6:25 am
  • Aaron Brooks leaves game w/ hamstring strain
    Aaron Brooks strained his left hamstring during Wednesday's game and he will not return.

    Advice: He tweaked his hamstring in the third quarter and re-injured it in the fourth quarter, heading into the locker room with a very pronounced limp. With Derrick Rose (ankle) already on the sidelines, E'Twaun Moore and Kirk Hinrich will have to man the PG position in the short-term -- hamstring injuries are touchy and it wouldn't be surprising to see Brooks miss at least a few games. Wednesday, 9:44 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
  • Ty Lawson stinks off the bench
    Ty Lawson made 1-of-8 from the field for two points off the bench against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Well, the move to the bench didn't help this time. Lawson is somehow shooting an unfathomably bad 31.7 percent from the field on the season -- he has a higher minutes-per-game average than his field goal percentage. He's not a must-own player in standard leagues and it's become almost impossible to make a case for him as a fantasy asset. Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • Shane Larkin hands out six dimes in road loss
    Shane Larkin dished out six assists to go along with six points and one steal in 20 minutes vs. the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had a career-high-tying eight dimes on opening night but has been quiet ever since, and we're not reading into tonight's solid performance. He's not worth owning while averaging 15-18 minutes behind Jarrett Jack. Wednesday, 7:13 pm
  • C.J. Watson (calf) out Wednesday vs. MIN
    C.J. Watson (sore left calf) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Shabazz Napier will see some increased opportunity sans Watson, but with Victor Oladipo (concussion) set to return on Wednesday, Napier is unlikely to earn enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Wednesday, 8:58 am
  • Shane Larkin scores 14 in 14 minutes
    Shane Larkin scored 14 points in 14 minutes against the Hawks on Tuesday with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: His minutes have just been hanging around 20 as he backs up Jarrett Jack. Larkin has clearly pulled ahead for the backup point guard job, so he would likely be worth a look if Jack needed to miss time. He's only a handcuff in 20-team leagues. Tuesday, 8:47 pm
  • Courtney Lee gets 17 minutes
    Courtney Lee played 17 minutes against the Thunder on Monday with six points, one rebound, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He's seen his playing time take a big dive. Jeff Green is playing well and Mario Chalmers is also taking minutes away from Lee. He can be dropped in most formats. Monday, 9:10 pm
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