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  • Roy Hibbert scores two points in loss
    Roy Hibbert scored two points with six boards, one assist, one block and one steal on Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The Lakers were blown out of this game which explains why Hibbert logged just 23 minutes. Even with tonight's dud he is still averaging 8.6 points, 7.2 boards and 1.6 blocks over his last five games, and he is actually still returning mid-round value. His wheels could fall off at any time and things could get interesting in Los Angeles if they decide to tank, so it's not the worst idea to float some trade offers around your league to see if you can get a mid-round asset in return. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off bench
    Ed Davis hit 5-of-8 shots in 35 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

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

    Advice: To be clear, the injury looked minor and the Warriors simply put a wrap around his back, so we'll leave him off the injury report for now. With three days off until Friday's game vs. Phoenix, Bogut should be fine. His minutes will be held in check going forward because the Warriors want to keep him fresh for the postseason, so he is a low-end option at best. Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Mason Plumlee goes for 11 & 17 in loss
    Mason Plumlee hit 5-of-13 shots for 11 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: He played 35 minutes and has been playing very well for the Blazers, posting three straight double-doubles and averaging 15.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in his last three games. And in the game prior to that streak, he scored nine points with four rebounds, four assists and six blocks. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 16 points in loss
    Nikola Jokic scored 16 points with six boards, two assists and one turnover in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Going up against an imposing frontcourt including Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan is never easy, but Jokic held his own and turned in a decent fantasy line. Jokic has played well in three out of his last four games and Nuggets head coach Michael Malone appears to be eager to develop him, and it's obvious that he has some upside. The return of Jusuf Nurkic (knee) in December could complicate things, but there's a lot to like about Jokic moving forward. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores season-high 18 points
    DeAndre Jordan scored a season-high 18 points in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets with 11 boards, three assists, four blocks and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets sent him to the foul line 25 times tonight and Jordan was able to connect on 12 of them. He's going to have more nights like this in which he obliterates your free throw percentage, but the guy is an animal when it comes to boards, blocks and FG percentage. Jordan now gets to look forward to a matchup with Rudy Gobert and the Jazz on Wednesday. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 25 in easy win over BOS
    Paul Millsap hit 10-of-14 shots for 25 points, nine boards, three assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's easy win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's been bothered by a sore shoulder, but obviously looked fine tonight. He's having another big season and has become one of the most reliable power forwards in all of fantasy. Yesterday, 8:13 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia double-doubles again for Mavs
    Zaza Pachulia had 13 points and 10 rebounds on 2-of-6 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: That makes four straight double-doubles for Zaza, who is averaging 11.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks over his last five games. He's been a pleasant surprise at center this season, despite the lack of blocks. Yesterday, 7:44 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (illness) probable for Wed
    Hassan Whiteside (illness) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Whiteside didn't practice on Tuesday, but he is traveling with the team and is fully expected to be in the lineup in Detroit. Check back for an update after shootaround, but feel free to keep him locked in your lineups. Yesterday, 6:48 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic (knee) will return in December?
    Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post said that Jusuf Nurkic (knee) is making progress and should be able to return "sometime in December."

    Advice: This isn't a surprise as he has been expected to return in December for a little while now, but it's nice to hear it again. Nurkic took some contact in practice on Monday, but expect the Nuggets to limit his minutes once he is able to return. Nurkic should have a significant role down the stretch, so he's a quality stash in most leagues. Yesterday, 5:50 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) out for Tuesday night
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It'll be Darrell Arthur and Nikola Jokic manning the big-position minutes. Arthur played his best game in a long time with a 21-point outing vs. GSW and Jokic is coming off a double-double. Both are terrific plays in DFS in favorable matchups. Faried owners just have to be patient here from an injury that didn't looks serious. Will Barton, Gary Harris and Danilo Gallinari also benefit. Yesterday, 5:23 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) doubtful Wed
    DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) is doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He sat out of Tuesday's optional practice and is dealing with a lower back strain as well as a sore thigh. Cousins is clearly ailing right now and the Kings will want to be cautious, so don't be surprised if takes the day off on Wednesday. Kosta Koufos will likely benefit the most, while Willie Cauley-Stein will be pressed into a larger role as well. Additionally, Rudy Gay and Rajon Rondo would be nice DFS targets. Yesterday, 5:13 pm
  • Paul Millsap will start Tuesday vs. Boston
    Paul Millsap will start Tuesday's game against the Celtics, as expected.

    Advice: Millsap was spotted wearing kinesio tape on his right shoulder during Monday's practice, but he was never expected to sit out Tuesday's contest. He'll have a favorable matchup against the Celtics tonight, so make sure you have him active. Yesterday, 3:36 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire dealing with an illness
    Amare Stoudemire is dealing with an illness and was limited during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Stoudemire's status for Wednesday's game in Detroit is currently up in the air, and with both him and Hassan Whiteside (illness) questionable for Wednesday's game, Erik Spoelstra may be forced to bring Udonis Haslem back into the rotation. Haslem wouldn't have much value in most leagues, but if Whiteside can't give it a go, Andre Drummond could be in for another monster game on Wednesday. Yesterday, 1:07 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside (illness) traveling w/ team
    Hassan Whiteside (illness) is traveling with the Heat to Detroit for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Whiteside sat out Tuesday's practice and remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, and we likely won't have another update until after Wednesday morning's shootaround. If Whiteside isn't able to give it a go, Josh McRoberts could enter the starting five with Amare Stoudemire seeing some increased opportunity for playing time. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 12:50 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) doesn't practice Tues
    DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) sat out Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: The practice was optional, and Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinellli and head coach George Karl also were not present for the optional outing. Cousins is a little beat up, dealing with discomfort in his back and a sore thigh, so we're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. If he can't give it a go, Rudy Gay, Belinelli and Rondo will see some increased opportunity on offense. Check back for another update on DMC following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Yesterday, 12:37 pm
  • Mithc McGary (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Mitch McGary (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: McGary's been a negligible part of the rotation for the Thunder this season, so there won't be much fantasy fallout if he's unable to give it a go. Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Brandan Wright (knee) out Tuesday vs. Dallas
    Brandan Wright (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wright hasn't played since Nov. 9, and with no clear timetable to return, owners in most leagues should probably just move on at this point. JaMychal Green has seen a boost in minutes with Wright out, but he's not bringing enough to the stat sheet to warrant consideration in most leagues. Yesterday, 11:59 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Wed
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has missed the Spurs previous two game with the ankle injury, and while it's been Davis West starting sans Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard has been the true beneficiary with his usage rate climbing to 28.8 with LaMarcus on the sidelines. We'll likely get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if LMA isn't able to give it a go, Kawhi would be worth a look in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Wizards. Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Faried (ankle) not expected to play Tuesday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) did not go through shootaround, and he is not expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Faried is currently sporting a walking boot, so it would be quite shocking if he were to give it a go tonight. Nikola Jokic, Darrell Arthur and J.J. Hickson will all see a boost in value with Faried on the sidelined, with Jokic offering the most upside. Yesterday, 11:15 am
  • Amare Stoudemire says Knicks mis-used him
    Amare Stoudemire said the Knicks didn't use he and Carmelo Anthony properly.

    Advice: While some would argue injuries affected his play in New York more, Stoudemire placed some blame for his disappointing Knicks tenure on the team. "I don’t think we had enough opportunities to play together,’’ Stoudemire said. "I moved to the bench and [became the] sixth, seventh man. When I was in the game, Melo, he was out of the game and vice versa. When we did play together, we showed some flashes of what we could do on the pick-and-roll." War of words aside, Stoudemire can be ignored by fantasy owners as he doesn't play enough to provide any value. Yesterday, 7:50 am
  • Hassan Whiteside grateful for challenge
    Hassan Whiteside said he's grateful for teams that challenge him.

    Advice: After blocking five shots in Monday's win over the Knicks, Whiteside said he's glad teams challenge him. "You know, it's weird, because there's two different teams," Whiteside said. "There's teams that are out there, 'Stay away from Hassan.' And there's teams out there, 'We don't care if Hassan is down there, attack Hassan.' And I love them teams. God bless them coaches and bless them. I love them teams." The 26-year-old is enjoying a monster season with an average of 4.8 blocks per game and should be started on all fantasy rosters right now. Yesterday, 7:08 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins dealing with stiff back
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) was dealing with some discomfort during Monday's flight to Milwaukee.

    Advice: Cousins is also dealing with a thigh injury from Monday's win over the Hornets, so we'll keep an eye on his status for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein would be in line to see more time if Cousins can't play, but he doesn't seem in danger of missing any time. Yesterday, 6:55 am
  • Tyson Chandler is quiet yet again
    Tyson Chandler scored one point with six boards and one steal in 20 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: The Suns went with a floor-spacing lineup for most of the second half, which kept Chandler out of the game. He's been horrible in his last five, averaging 2.0 points, 7.6 boards, 0.8 blocks and 1.4 turnovers in just 21.6 minutes. If you want to cut him in a standard league for a hot free agent, it makes sense. Monday, 10:36 pm
  • 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
  • Andre Drummond scores 15 with 15 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 15 points with 15 boards, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He started a new double-double streak with this one and still has double-digit boards in every game. Drummond did not do a great job protecting the paint and former teammate Greg Monroe had some success against him. Drummond is a good bet for over 70 double-doubles this season. Monday, 10:01 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
  • Hassan Whiteside blocks five more shots
    Hassan Whiteside blocked five shots during a 95-78 win over the Knicks on Monday, adding 11 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The blocks are out of control. Whiteside's 4.8 blocks per game are more than 12 teams. He has first-round value in standard leagues and has been even better than his breakout 2014-15 season. Monday, 9:45 pm
  • Mitch McGary twists his ankle on Monday
    Mitch McGary twisted his ankle in Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He was getting a few minutes of action in garbage time, so it's tough to see him suffer an injury in a blowout win. McGary was in a lot of pain and could be looking at some time on the shelf, but he wasn't on the fantasy radar anyways because he has been buried on the bench. Monday, 9:44 pm
  • Enes Kanter scores six points on Monday
    Enes Kanter scored just six points against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: He did add five boards and one assist, but you would expect him to play with a little more passion given his history in Utah. Kanter's role in the offense will decline now that Kevin Durant is back, so he will be tough to rely on moving forward. Monday, 9:40 pm
  • Serge Ibaka struggles in win over Jazz
    Serge Ibaka struggled with foul trouble on Monday vs. the Jazz, finishing with 11 points, four boards, four blocks and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a decent line for Ibaka if you forget about his four turnovers. The Jazz are an incredible team on the defensive end with guys like Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors patrolling the paint, so Ibaka should have a much easier time against Thaddeus Young and the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:35 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky plays down the stretch
    Frank Kaminsky played 21 minutes against the Kings on Monday with nine points, five boards and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played in overtime even with the Hornets being as healthy as they've been in over two weeks. Kaminsky is gaining the support of his coach and he should be getting more minutes going forward. Still, the inconsistency will make him someone standard league owners shouldn't be grabbing just yet. Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Nerlens Noel struggles in loss on Monday
    Nerlens Noel was quiet in Monday's loss to the Wolves, scoring seven points with five boards, one block and two steals in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Noel certainly isn't living up to his offseason hype and it seems like it would take a miracle for him to justify his ADP. He has really struggled alongside Jahlil Okafor and the coaching staff is making an effort to stagger their minutes a little better. Noel's owners are probably pretty disappointed at this point, so it makes sense to buy low. Monday, 9:03 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 30, gets hurt vs. CHA
    DeMarcus Cousins suffered multiple injuries on Monday against the Hornets, finishing with 30 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He took a knee to the thigh from Jeremy Lamb and he also had ice on his back to start overtime. Cousins was able to return from his injury, but he did not play in overtime. He should be considered as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Cousins (back) is available to return Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) has returned to the bench and is available to return against the Hornets.

    Advice: Cousins was only in the locker room for a few moments, but the Kings do have a comfortable lead and they won't have to play him big minutes in the fourth quarter. We'll have an update after the game. Monday, 5:45 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out for Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out after playing through an ankle injury from Friday. With Aldridge out, West should get the start and play minutes in the mid-20s, but his usage rate will be tiny in the first unit. Boris Diaw and Matt Bonner should also help out. Kawhi Leonard could have a big game tonight. Monday, 3:47 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire out for Monday
    Amare Stoudemire (illness) will not play on Monday against the Knicks.

    Advice: No revenge game today. He's been ill and should be ready to play later this week. Stoudemire has said he is focused more on big games, but he's barely playing right now. Monday, 3:35 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire (illness) is now doubtful
    Amare Stoudemire (illness) is now doubtful to play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: STAT may not even see the floor if he is active and he has played in just two games this season. He shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters. Monday, 2:51 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic (knee) taking some contact
    Jusuf Nurkic (knee) took some contact in practice on Monday.

    Advice: He was just doing some post-up moves and still doesn't have a timetable to return. Nurkic is likely going to make it back at some point in December and will likely have a minutes limit. If you're in a weekly league and need a big man, he's worth a stash. Monday, 12:53 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) doubtful for Tuesday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Faried apparently suffered the ankle injury on Friday, but he played through whatever injury he had during that game without any noticeable limp. Coach Mike Malone questioned his team's effort, so hopefully that isn't a factor here. Faried's owners should bench him while Darrell Arthur is worth a look in deep leagues. Nikola Jokic should be owned in all standard leagues. Monday, 12:01 pm
  • Millsap spotted w/ kinesio tape on R shoulder
    Paul Millsap was spotted wearing kinesio tape on his right shoulder during Monday's practice, but he's expected to play on Tuesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Millsap had tightness in his left shoulder following Saturday's loss, so he may be feeling it a bit on both sides right now. It's understandable given the load Millsap has put on his shoulders this season with averages of 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.1 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.2 triples on 47.2 percent shooting. To say he's been doing it all would be an understatement. Monday, 9:58 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge remains questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle sprain) is still considered questionable for Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "He looked OK," teammate Danny Green said. The only real update we have to go off of is that Aldridge was practicing free throws when practice opened to the media, and there is nothing to take away from that. Considering the Suns were the other team seriously in the running for LMA's services before he signed in San Antonio, Aldridge should have plenty of motivation to try and take the floor. If he's held out, veteran David West would likely draw another start, but Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw would all help fill the void off the bench. Monday, 9:39 am
  • Amare Stoudemire game-time call on Monday
    Amare Stoudemire (illness) did not go through shootaround, and he's a game-time decision vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: Even if STAT feels well enough to play, the Heat may opt to keep him under bubble wrap. He's played in just two games this season as Miami tries to keep him healthy for the stretch run. Monday, 8:34 am
  • Stoudemire keeping 'big picture in mind' now
    Amare Stoudemire, who has appeared in two games this season, said he's keeping the "big picture in mind."

    Advice: "It’s about really just keeping the maintenance program and making sure we’re at 100 percent strength by the playoffs," he said. STAT is not relevant in any fantasy format. Monday, 7:08 am
  • Mason Plumlee double-doubles w/ four assists
    Mason Plumlee notched his third double-double of the season on Sunday with 17 points (6-of-9 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Blazers have followed up their seven-game losing streak with consecutive wins, improving their record to 6-9, and Plumlee has been a big reason for the recent success. He finished Sunday's game without any turnover in 30 minutes and the solid FT shooting is very encouraging -- though a dreadful shooter for his career, he's at 80.0 percent over the past five games. Sunday, 9:17 pm
  • Roy Hibbert blocks four shots in loss to POR
    Roy Hibbert blocked four shots in Sunday's loss vs. Portland, adding seven points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He did a good job protecting the rim, as usual, but the Lakers' inability to contain penetration put an impossible amount of pressure on Hibbert. He's posted mid-round value on the strength of 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, and owners just have to hope that he doesn't have another mid-season meltdown this year. Sunday, 9:12 pm
  • Nikola Jokic double-doubles vs. Warriors
    Nikola Jokic started again on Sunday and posted 11 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 27 minutes vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He's still learning the game, particularly on defense, but he played with impressive energy and should be able to hold off J.J. Hickson for the starting center job. He's worth a flier while earning 25-30 minutes per game. Sunday, 7:50 pm
  • Andrew Bogut solid but plays only 18 minutes
    Andrew Bogut played well in 18 minutes on Sunday, posting eight points, six boards, two assists, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: Bogut has been a per-minute stud through 15 games, returning top-100 value in only 20.2 minutes per game. His upside is limited due to the playing time issues, but at least it reduces the likelihood of an injury. Sunday, 7:47 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia double-doubles w/ three blocks
    Zaza Pachulia piled up 12 points, 10 boards, six assists, one steal, three blocks and five turnovers as the Mavs fell in Oklahoma City, 114-117.

    Advice: The blocks are a rarity, setting a new season high, which makes this an excellent all-around line despite the turnovers. JaVale McGee returned to action with eight points and six boards in 11 minutes tonight, giving Rick Carlisle some flexibility at center -- we'll keep an eye on his role over the next few weeks, but Zaza should be fine. Sunday, 6:50 pm
  • Serge Ibaka gets some traction offensively
    Serge Ibaka got going offensively on Sunday with 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He was just 6-of-24 in his previous two games and his scoring was a welcome sight for OKC's offense, especially with Kevin Durant (hamstring) still unavailable. The bad news is that Ibaka has zero steals and one block in his past two games, but he should have better luck vs. Utah on Monday. Sunday, 6:47 pm
  • Tyson Chandler plays only 16 minutes Sunday
    Tyson Chandler played only 16 minutes vs. New Orleans, finishing with one point, 10 rebounds, one block and three turnovers.

    Advice: With Anthony Davis playing center in small-ball lineups most of the night, the matchups simply didn't favor Chandler. He has played 30+ minutes just once in the past seven games and his offense has been non-existent, reducing him to a late-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Sunday, 6:05 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. Sunday, 6:05 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play Sunday
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Nuggets coach Michael Malone didn't seem too optimistic about his status prior to the game, so this isn't a huge surprise. Looking ahead, we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers. Darrell Arthur will start next to Nikola Jokic in the frontocurt, while J.J. Hickson should see a few extra minutes as well. Sunday, 4:27 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan posts 13-15-5 line in loss
    DeAndre Jordan was his typical self on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 from the line) to go with 15 boards, five swats, one assist, one steal and one turnover through 39 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much par for the course for Jordan, who is a first-round stud when ignoring the free throw category. DeAndre had been in a mini-slump regarding his shot blocking over the previous five games, but he made up for that today with his five swats. Look for him to produce a similar stat line with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets on Tuesday. Sunday, 4:20 pm
  • Faried (ankle) will be a game-time decision
    Kenneth Faried (ankle) will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Nuggets coach Michael Malone said that he was hoping to get a "few" minutes out of Faried tonight, so it sounds like he may not have a full workload if he is active. If Faried is unable to play we could see a lot more J.J. Hickson and Nikola Jokic, while Darrell Arthur could play more as well. Stay tuned. Sunday, 3:32 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (mild left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: If Aldridge is again unable to go on Monday, it'll likely be David West drawing the start with Boris Diaw having some increased opportunity for playing time. Kawhi Leonard logged 40 minutes on Saturday with LaMarcus unavailable, so he could again see heavy minutes on Monday, and he'd be worth considering in DFS with an uptempo matchup against Phoenix. Sunday, 2:41 pm
  • Pop: LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated on Saturday that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day.

    Advice: Aldridge didn't suit up against the Grizzlies on Saturday after playing through his ankle sprain on Friday vs. the Pelicans, and he admitted that he was having trouble moving around in that game. "I tried to play through it, but I was a bit of a liability on the defensive side," Aldridge said. "I couldn’t move laterally." The Spurs play the Suns on Monday, so Aldridge should be considered questionable for that contest. If he can't go, David West could potentially draw another start. Sunday, 8:10 am
  • Steve Clifford praises Frank Kaminsky
    Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said that Frank Kaminsky is getting more comfortable going up against smaller and quicker power forwards.

    Advice: "I think he has the agility once he gets more comfortable to play smaller, quicker power forwards," Clifford said. "He can score both inside and outside. He can really score in the post. We just don’t have a lot [of plays] for him down there yet. I think that he’ll be good enough to defend [smaller forwards] out on the perimeter and then take them down in the post and punish them." Frank the Tank has seen minutes in the low 20s over the past three games due to injuries to Cody Zeller (ankle) and P.J. Hairston (quad), so owners in deeper leagues should keep an eye on him to see if he can build some momentum. Sunday, 8:00 am
  • Hassan Whiteside blocks eight shots vs. PHI
    Hassan Whiteside scored 13 points with nine rebounds, one steal and eight blocks against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: Everyone loves to block Jahlil Okafor and Whiteside picked up two off him with three off Nerlens Noel. Whiteside is leading the NBA in blocks with 4.8 per game, adding averages of 14.8 points, 11.1 boards, 0.8 steals and 2.3 turnovers. He has top-10 value right now. Saturday, 8:59 pm
  • Nerlens Noel has a bad game in start
    Nerlens Noel moved back into the starting lineup on Saturday against the Heat with 10 points, eight boards, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: He just hasn't been good in the starting lineup. Noel is down to just 20.9 percent on shots from beyond three feet and it has to do with Jahlil Okafor. Before tonight, Noel had a 41.5 true shooting percentage (TS%) next to Okafor, but he's better off not next to him at a 48.5 TS%. He should adapt and improve on his 15th-round value on the season. Saturday, 8:31 pm
  • Andre Drummond does not double-double
    Andre Drummond scored eight points with 13 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal against the Wizards during his 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: He had a monster jam as he ran down the lane in the first half, but didn't really do much on offense with the Wizards defending him well. Drummond failed to log a double-double for the first time all season and he's also dropped his rebounds per game in each of his last four. He's obviously fine. You can check out the dunk in the link below. Saturday, 7:43 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 14 on bad shooting
    Paul Millsap scored 14 points on just 3-of-13 from the field against the Cavs on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was not great on offense, but it's almost impossible for Millsap to put up a dud due to how much he can do on the stat sheet. He's been a top-10 player on the season and is showing no signs of slowing down. Millsap did have some shoulder tightness, but it doesn't sound serious. Saturday, 6:50 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. Saturday, 6:26 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins plays 40 minutes in win
    DeMarcus Cousins played 40 minutes in a 97-91 win over the Magic on Saturday, scoring 29 points with 12 rebounds, six assists, three steals and three blocks.

    Advice: He made 8-of-19 from the field and 13-of-15 from the line, but all that playing time actually dropped him from the top spot for usage rate -- Russell Westbrook is your leader now. Cousins is still putting up ridiculous averages of 27.7 points, 11.2 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.3 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.6 treys. Boogie is a stat factory. Saturday, 5:38 pm
  • Update: Noel starting, Covington off bench
    Nerlens Noel started Saturday's game against the Heat in place of Robert Covington.

    Advice: Noel was expected to come off the bench, but head coach Brett Brown will go back to a frontcourt featuring Noel next to Jahlil Okafor. We'll let you know how he does after the game. Saturday, 5:17 pm
  • Nerlens Noel coming off the bench again Sat
    Nerlens Noel will come off the bench again for Saturday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: The 76ers are trying to separate Noel's minutes from Jahlil Okafor's a little more because their chemistry hasn't been great and it obviously hurts the 76ers' floor spacing, so this isn't a huge surprise. Noel played well off the bench on Friday with 16 points with nine rebounds in 27 minutes, so his owners shouldn't be concerned. Saturday, 4:47 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire will be inactive Saturday
    Amare Stoudemire will be inactive for Saturday's game vs. Philly.

    Advice: Stoudemire only intends to play in "big" games this season, so this game was crossed off his calendar a long time ago. He has no fantasy value. Saturday, 4:22 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out vs. Memphis
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He played through his ankle sprain from Friday and it is going to cost him tonight. Aldridge shouldn't be out for too long and should be considered questionable to face the Suns on Monday. As for tonight, David West has only played 8.6 percent of his minutes next to LMA and Diaw at 41.7 percent next to LMA. On the downside, West does only have a 13.4 usage rate next to Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan, and Matt Bonner could be in the mix for minutes too. In other words, DFS owners shouldn't be too aggressive in capitalizing here outside of using Kawhi Leonard. Saturday, 3:47 pm
  • Kenneth Faried questionable to face GSW
    Kenneth Faried is questionable to play against the Warriors on Sunday due to a left ankle sprain.

    Advice: He was on the court for the final minutes of the game and didn't appear to be hurt whatsoever. The Nuggets should have an update on him at tomorrow's shootaround. Faried is playing a lot of five, so his absence would lead to more minutes for Nikola Jokic, Darrell Arthur and even Will Barton because the Nuggets will use a lot of stretch fours. Saturday, 12:15 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins will return on Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins has served his one-game suspension and will be available to play on Saturday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Kosta Koufos will likely head to the bench with Cousins back in the lineup, while Willie Cauley-Stein's minutes will also take a hit as well. With Rudy Gay (shoulder) doubtful for Saturday's game, expect Cousins to be very involved on the offensive end this evening. Saturday, 9:21 am
  • Mason Plumlee scores 18 points
    Mason Plumlee scored 18 points against the Clippers on Friday with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 39 minutes.

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

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts went with his big lineup against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, which is very unusual for the Blazers so far this season. Almost all of Davis' minutes are at backup center, so there's little reason to add him even after this huge game. Saturday, 12:45 am
  • Tyson Chandler plays just 18 minutes
    Tyson Chandler played just 18 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with two points, four boards and one turnover.

    Advice: The Suns went with Jon Leuer as a stretch five for much of this game as the Nuggets couldn't defend all the spacing. Chandler is usually hovering around 27 minutes most night and should be around that time on Sunday against the Pelicans. He's a hold as a lower-upside big man. Saturday, 12:10 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. Saturday, 12:03 am
  • Zaza Pachulia double-doubles with full line
    Zaza Pachulia put forth a solid effort during Friday's win over the Jazz, tallying 15 points (6-of-11 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 12 boards, four assists, two steals and just one turnover through 39 minutes.

    Advice: Zaza has been better than expected as Dallas' starting center, and he's currently pulling down a career-high 10.0 rebounds per game to go with averages of 10.6 points, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per contest on 47.1 percent shooting from the field and 78.9 percent from the line. While Zaza's numbers don't exactly jump off the page, he's currently putting up mid-round value in standard leagues due to the fact that he doesn't hurt you in any one category, and he's worth swooping up in standard leagues for those seeking a low-end center. Friday, 11:58 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores just four points
    Kenneth Faried scored four points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes on Friday against the Suns during a 114-107 loss.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone put Faried out there at center to close the game in hopes he could defend the pick-and-roll better, but that didn't happen. Faried has found his way into the doghouse a number of times, so hopefully he's not going to get in there again. He'll have to deal with Draymond Green on Sunday, so he wouldn't be a DFS play anyway. Friday, 11:40 pm
  • Nikola Jokic exposed on defense in start
    Nikola Jokic made his first NBA start of his career on Friday against the Suns, scoring six points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He looked totally lost at times on defense as the Nuggets just could not communicate on pick-and-roll to defend shooters. Jokic was completely overmatched and the Suns basically had a target on his back in the fourth quarter -- he had a minus-99 net rating in 3.3 minutes. Hopefully the Nuggets can coach him up and keep him in the starting lineup. The Nuggets get the Warriors on Sunday, so that's not good for Jokic. If you picked him up, you should probably cut him some slack until Sunday. Friday, 11:24 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. Friday, 11:18 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores eight points
    Serge Ibaka scored eight points on 4-of-13 from the field against the Knicks on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had 13 blocks in his last three games, but he didn't have any tonight because the Knicks didn't attack him at the rim and he was outside of the paint a lot. Ibaka is also coming off a 2-of-11 from the field on Wednesday, so he's in a mini slump. He'll bounce back soon and Kevin Durant's return will help. Friday, 10:17 pm
  • Enes Kanter double-doubles
    Enes Kanter double-doubled against the Knicks on Friday with 11 points, 13 rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He's going to keep eating as long as Kevin Durant (hamstring) is out. Durant is getting a little closer to a return, so Kanter's fantasy owners may want ti prepare for a decrease in production soon. Until then, he should be in all fantasy lineups. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 21 with 11 rebounds
    Andre Drummond scored 21 point with 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in 29 minutes against the Wolves during a 96-86 win on Friday.

    Advice: While he did not rebound anywhere near what he usually does, Drummond made 10-of-13 from the field for his highest efficiency all season. He'll look to have 20/20 vision in what should be an up-tempo game against the Wizards on Saturday. Friday, 9:24 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Sat
    LaMarcus Aldridge said that his left ankle is tender, and he will have to see how it feels tomorrow before determining his status for Saturday's matchup with the Grizzlies.

    Advice: LaMarcus briefly left Friday's game against the Pelicans after twisting his left ankle, but he played through the injury, finishing the game with 20 points, 11 boards, two assists and a block through 32 minutes. While the injury doesn't seem very serious, the Spurs have a ton of depth at power forward and tend to be cautious with their stars and injuries, so it wouldn't be shocking to see LaMarcus sit out Saturday's game. If he is out, David West would have an opportunity to start with Boris Diaw seeing a nice uptick in minutes. Check back for another update on LaMarcus following Saturday morning's shootaround. Friday, 8:11 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky getting it going now
    Frank Kaminsky made all four shots from the field for nine points with three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: That's two good games in a row for Kaminsky. He was awful to start the year and Cody Zeller (ankle) shouldn't be out for too long, so Kaminsky is still more of a stash with the Hornets sitting at 7-6. He's more of a 14-team guy. Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Nerlens Noel looks better off the bench
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench on Friday against the Hornets, making 7-of-9 from the field for 16 points with nine rebounds and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Before tonight, Noel played next to Jahlil Okafor for 21.0 minutes per game, but that number dropped to just 11.3 in this one. As you might expect, he made all seven attempts at the rim and missed both from beyond three feet, which has been a problem all season. If he stays on the bench, it's not a bad thing. Friday, 6:48 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) returns to game
    LaMarcus Aldridge has returned to the game.

    Advice: He may have some swelling, but this is obviously a great sign. We'll let you know how he fares and look for some post-game comments. Friday, 5:51 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) returns to game
    LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle) has returned to Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Aldridge briefly left the game after twisting his ankle, but the fact that he's playing through it would indicate that he should be fine moving forward. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Friday, 5:50 pm
  • Nikola Jokic will start on Friday night
    Nikola Jokic will start against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: Well, go get him. Jokic could let you down, but he's coming in red hot and has a ton of upside. He should play minutes and should be picked up by anyone needing a big man. Yes, you can never have too many big men, so that means add him. Friday, 5:33 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable to return
    LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a left ankle injury and is questionable to return.

    Advice: Aldridge's left leg got twisted as he was getting ready to go after a board and he tweaked his ankle. Aldridge is a little bit on the fragile side, so hopefully he's OK. If he's out, Davis West and Boris Diaw should benefit most. We'll have an update shortly. Friday, 5:20 pm
  • Nikola Jokic to get extra run on Friday?
    Coach Mike Malone said he's going to let "[Nikola] Jokic run a lot because he feels he can handle the work load."

    Advice: Jokic was the story of the night on Wednesday with his eight-cat line of 23 points and 12 boards. He's probably going to come off the bench tonight against the Suns, but he might be getting minutes in the mid 20s. If you were thinking about picking him up before, you might want to do it now in case he goes off an someone else grabs him. Friday, 4:21 pm
  • Covington starts at PF, Noel to bench
    Robert Covington will start at power forward and Nerlens Noel will move to the bench.

    Advice: As mentioned about an hour ago, Noel was been a complete disaster at power forward because he's useless as a scorer from beyond three feet. Now, coach Brett Brown can stagger his minutes with Jahlil Okafor. This is a good thing for Noel. Friday, 4:00 pm
  • Brandan Wright (knee) won't return Friday
    Brandan Wright (knee) will not play vs. the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The exact nature of Wright's injury is unclear, as Dave Joerger said last week that he's dealing with "more than tendinitis." He was averaging a mere 17.1 minutes prior to his injury, which already ruined his potential in standard leagues. In his absence, JaMychal Green has stepped up nicely as the Grizzlies' first big man off the bench. Friday, 3:35 pm
  • Nerlens Noel could play the five?
    Coach Brett Brown said he's considering moving Nerlens Noel to the five and Jahlil Okafor to the four.

    Advice: It makes sense to a degree, but it probably won't help Okafor. Noel has a putrid 42.8 true shooting percentage on the year, which is dead last among all forwards and centers with at least 10 starts this season. He is shooting just 21.3 percent outside of three feet, so this change would be good for him. Friday, 2:41 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (knee, wrist) will play Friday
    Nerlens Noel (knee, wrist) will play vs. the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: 76ers head coach Brett Brown recently revealed that Noel has been dealing with "some knee problems with some tendinitis," but it's a good sign if they are going to let him play through it. The 76ers will be cautious with him if the issue lingers, so keep a close eye on the injury report moving forward. Friday, 8:22 am
  • Malone praises rookie Nikola Jokic
    Nuggets head coach Michael Malone praised Nikola Jokic after his performance against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: "His feel for the game, his skill level, he's got great hands, he's so good at getting deflections and steals," Malone said. "We're so excited about his progress and his potential because we think in Emmanuel [Mudiay] and Nikola we have two great young players." Jokic scored 23 points with 12 rebounds, two steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer in that contest, but it should be noted that Joffrey Lauvergne (back) and Jusuf Nurkic are still sidelined. Jokic clearly has a lot of upside, so feel free to give him a look if you need a big. Friday, 7:52 am
  • DeAndre Jordan scores nine with 10 boards
    DeAndre Jordan scored nine points with 10 boards, one assist and one steal in 39 minutes against the Warriors in Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't block any shots tonight for the first time all season. After he averaged 3.6 blocks per game in his first seven, Jordan is down to just 0.8 per game in his last four. He's still a nightly double-double threat, but the lack of blocks doesn't put him in the same category as guys like Andre Drummond and Hassan Whiteside. Thursday, 10:44 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. Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside gets into early foul trouble
    Hassan Whiteside scored 12 points with five rebounds, two steal and four blocks in just 18 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Even with DeMarcus Cousins out, Whiteside picked up two fouls in the first quarter and didn't register any positive stats until midway through the second quarter. Whiteside did add four blocks in the second half and went 100 percent from the line with at least four attempts for just the second time in his career. His league-leading blocks have given him first-round value on the year. Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins suspended one game
    DeMarcus Cousins has been suspended for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Cousins elbowed Al Horford in the head during Wednesday's game, and he will now be forced to the sidelines for Thursday's contest. Head coach George Karl will likely roll out a starting frontcourt of Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos for tonight's matchup with the Heat, and Rudy Gay is going to be very busy on offense sans Boogie. Koufos is averaging 9.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block as a starter this season, so while he'll see some increased minutes tonight, he's not necessarily a great DFS option. Thursday, 12:52 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins says elbow was accident
    DeMarcus Cousins said his elbow to Al Horford on Wednesday was inadvertent.

    Advice: While Cousins may face some discipline from the league after elbowing Horford in the jaw on Wednesday, the big man said it was an accident. We'll keep an eye on any punishment that comes down from the league, but Cousins should be cemented into all fantasy lineups as long as he's on the court. Thursday, 7:01 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins thrown elbow may be reviewed
    The NBA might review an elbow thrown by DeMarcus Cousins during Wednesday's game in Atlanta.

    Advice: He got tangled up with Al Horford and threw an elbow that appeared to make contact with Horford's jaw, but the refs didn't see it so Cousins avoided a technical or flagrant foul. If the league determines that he did make contact with Horford above the shoulders it's hard to see how he'd avoid a suspension, but for now it's unclear if it'll even be reviewed. You can watch the play in question via the link below. Wednesday, 10:36 pm
  • 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, 9:39 pm
  • Nikola Jokic erupts w/ 23 & 12 in career game
    Nikola Jokic racked up career highs across the board on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with one 3-pointer, 12 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He made 8-of-13 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs and didn't commit a single turnover -- if he'd handed out a few assists this would be a perfect 9-cat line. Head coach Mike Malone likes him, and there's a chance Jokic could be fantasy-worth even once Joffrey Lauvergne (back) is healthy. This huge night seemingly came out of nowhere, as he'd played one minute in Tuesday's game, but he has enough potential to be speculatively added in most leagues. You can always cut him if it doesn't work out. Wednesday, 9:14 pm
  • Enes Kanter posts 24 & 14 in win vs. Pelicans
    Enes Kanter thumped the Pelicans offensively on Wednesday, scoring 24 points on 8-of-15 field goals and 8-of-12 free throws.

    Advice: He also grabbed 14 rebounds for his third double-double of the season, a welcome sight since he once again failed to record any defensive stats. Despite playing just over 20 minutes per game in a backup role, Kanter's offense and rebounding is potent enough to warrant a spot on your fantasy roster. Wednesday, 8:37 pm
  • Mason Plumlee blocks six shots
    Mason Plumlee blocked six shots against the Rockets on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He blocked James Harden three times and had a career high in blocks. Plumlee's minutes have held steady, but his output hasn't changed much with the team losing Meyers Leonard. He's worth a look in standard leagues if you're OK with sub-par foul shooting. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Paul Millsap stuffs stat sheet with 23 & 16
    Paul Millsap put up another monster stat line during a 103-97 win over the Kings on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with 16 rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: He is going off almost every night these days. On the season, Millsap has averages of 18.1 points, 9.2 boards, 3.6 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.3 treys on 48.9 percent from the field. He's been a top-10 player in standard leagues and is showing no signs of slowing down. Wednesday, 8:13 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia double-doubles in road win
    Zaza Pachulia piled up 14 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and one block to help Dallas earn their fifth consecutive victory on Wednesday.

    Advice: Dallas has had a relatively lenient schedule to begin the season, but they've cashed in with an 8-4 record. That's currently good enough for third in the Western Conference, behind the pristine Warriors and Division-rival Spurs. Wednesday, 8:08 pm
  • Frank Kaminsky scores career-high 11 points
    Frank Kaminsky played the best game of his young career on Wednesday, notching 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The scoring was a season-high and he knocked down his first 3-pointer in three games, taking advantage of the ineffectiveness of Cody Zeller (scoreless in 14 minutes). Kaminsky's role should dwindle once P.J. Hairston (ankle) returns and Zeller goes back to the bench, so don't get too excited. Wednesday, 7:08 pm
  • Nerlens Noel has knee 'problems', tendinitis
    Nerlens Noel has been dealing with "some knee problems with some tendinitis," according to Sixers coach Brett Brown.

    Advice: We'll consider Noel questionable for Friday's game in Charlotte, and a few days of rest might do him good. He started on Wednesday but had only two points, three rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 24 minutes. He's made just 39.8 percent of his shots and even air-balled a jumper tonight, showing zero offensive chemistry with the starting unit. We should have an update on Noel's health after Thursday's shootaround. Wednesday, 6:57 pm
  • Markieff Morris will start on Wednesday
    Markieff Morris (knee) will start on Wednesday against the Bulls.

    Advice: He is getting over a knee injury and missed the last two games. Morris has been one of the most inefficient forwards in the NBA, so hopefully the time off can help him get on track. He should be starting in almost all leagues. Jon Leuer and Mirza Teletovic lose value. Wednesday, 6:00 pm
  • Nerlens Noel moved back to starting lineup
    Nerlens Noel moved back into the starting lineup against the Pacers.

    Advice: The Pacers went big to surprise the 76ers an hour ago, so the 76ers changed from their plan of starting Robert Covington. We'll see if the 76ers try to stagger Noel's minutes with Jahlil Okafor. Wednesday, 4:10 pm
  • Markieff Morris (knee) probable Wednesday
    Markieff Morris (knee) is probable to play Wednesday against the Bulls.

    Advice: Morris made it through the entirety of Tuesday's practice without a setback, so he should return to the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Bulls. His return to the lineup will send Jon Leuer back to the bench, and Mirza Teletovic's minutes will take a decent sized hit. Wednesday, 8:34 am
  • Kenneth Faried plays a lot of center
    Kenneth Faried played 26 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday with 11 points, seven rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Almost all of his minutes came at the center spot tonight. Faried's back injury didn't seem to bother him tonight even though it was probably one of his worst outings of the season. He's still looking like he'll be worthy of his ADP this season. Tuesday, 10:36 pm
  • Andrew Bogut plays 17 minutes in start Tues
    Andrew Bogut moved back into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors and scored 13 points with six boards, two assists, one steal and one block in just 17 minutes.

    Advice: Bogut's minutes were limited because he had five fouls, but his playing time should settle somewhere in the mid-20s moving forward because the Warriors will want to keep him fresh for the postseason. Bogut has been playing really well, so he's worth owning in most leagues while he is this hot. Tuesday, 10:33 pm
  • Nikola Jokic gets one minute
    Nikola Jokic played just one minute against the Pelicans on Tuesday with one rebound.

    Advice: He fell victim to the small-ball lineup here. Jokic should get more time tomorrow night against the Spurs, but is obviously only worth a look in deep leagues. Tuesday, 10:26 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 25 with 18 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 25 points with 18 rebounds during a 104-99 win over the Cavs on Tuesday, adding three steals and one block in 39 minutes.

    Advice: These rebounding numbers are insane and he actually pulled his average down tonight. Drummond grabbed at least 15 rebounds in each of his last nine games. The last players to do that for 10 straight games were DeAndre Jordan last year, Anderson Varejao in 2012 and Kevin Love in 2010. He's been a 19-19 player on the year and is a DFS monster. Tuesday, 9:43 pm
  • Hassan Whiteside triple-doubles in loss Tues
    Hassan Whiteside posted his second career triple-double in Tuesday's loss to the Wolves, scoring 22 points with 14 boards and 10 blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: As good as Whiteside was, the Wolves started hacking him down the stretch and he was only able to hit 2-of-9 from the charity stripe, so hopefully this doesn't become a trend for opposing teams. Whiteside also had four turnovers, but his owners would be a little greedy to be upset with those minor hiccups. With the way Whiteside has been playing, it's hard to imagine the Heat not offering him a max deal this summer. Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Frank the Tank gets burned by Porzingis
    Frank Kaminsky played 24 minutes against the Knicks on Tuesday with two points, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis made him look pretty bad at times here, but at least Kaminsky didn't get a DNP-CD like he did on Sunday. He has his work cut out for himself to be a reliable fantasy asset. Tuesday, 7:31 pm
  • Greg Monroe scores just four points
    Greg Monroe took a step back on Tuesday against the Wizards with four points on 1-of-6 from the field, adding five rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Advice: He was putting up some monster numbers in his past five games, but keep in mind Michael Carter-Williams does take a lot of shots and MCW missing time could have helped Monroe post those inflated stats. He was exposed on defense today and coach Jason Kidd does put guys on a short leash for stuff like that. That said, Monroe owners have nothing to worry about as long as they're not expecting him to be quite as good as he was in the past week. Tuesday, 6:33 pm
  • Andrew Bogut will start on Tuesday night
    Andrew Bogut will start on Tuesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: That'll move Festus Ezeli back to the bench. The two players should see similar playing time and it's more about the lineup combinations than anything. They kind of cancel each other out in standard leagues due to how often Bogut is hurt. Tuesday, 6:01 pm
  • Andrew Bogut set to return to starting lineup
    Andrew Bogut will reportedly return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, sending Festus Ezeli back to the bench.

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

    Advice: Markieff has missed the past two games with a knee injury, but he went through some extended 3-on-3 work following Tuesday's practice and head coach Jeff Hornacek said that he will be probable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. We'll likely get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but If he's able to play, Jon Leuer would return to the bench where he'd be an irrelevant asset in most leagues. Tuesday, 11:54 am
  • Kenneth Faried will play Tuesday vs Pelicans
    Kenneth Faried (back) will play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: Faried had been listed as questionable heading into Tuesday, but has been upgraded to active. With season averages of 13.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.1 blocks, Faried should be inserted into all fantasy lineups. Tuesday, 9:46 am
  • Andrew Bogut not worried about starting
    Andrew Bogut said he's not worried about whether or not he starts.

    Advice: Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton said Bogut could move to the starting lineup on Tuesday, but the big man said his role is of no concern to him. "Look, we're winning," Bogut said. "We're 11-0. Like I've said from the start, I've been starting my whole career, but I understand I missed (six) games there, and we won all of them." Starting or not, the Warriors are likely to limit Bogut's minutes to the low 20s so he's no more than a flier in standard leagues. Tuesday, 6:47 am
  • SVG says consistency can make Drummond great
    Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said Andre Drummond can be an all-time great player if he can be consistent.

    Advice: "It’s a small sample size, but statistical comparisons are statistical comparisons — so obviously they’re true, but there’s a long way to go," Van Gundy said. "The biggest challenge for Andre is consistency." Drummond is averaging 18.5 points, 19.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game and could wind up being the biggest fantasy steal of the season if he's able to keep up this pace. Tuesday, 5:59 am
  • Tyson Chandler doesn't score on Monday
    Tyson Chandler did not score on Monday with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Lakers.

    Advice: He's kind of been a ghost on offense in his last five, averaging just 4.2 points, 8.6 boards, 0.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.0 turnovers on 47.1 percent from the field. Chandler not shooting the ball well has really hurt his fantasy value, but he's still been a late-round later to date. He should get better, but is only a buy-low guy if you're giving up something you're not going to miss. Monday, 10:21 pm
  • Roy Hibbert has a decent game with mask
    Roy Hibbert wore a mask on Monday against the Suns, scoring 14 points with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He made 6-of-9 from the field and didn't look too bad in a sub-par matchup for him. Hibbert also fared well on defense in his 31 minutes. Before tonight, he's kept his man to a respectable 43.4 percent from the field and is really the only bright spot for the Lakers defense. Hibbert is holding sixth-round value on the season and hopefully he doesn't fall apart later in the season like he's done in the previous two years. Monday, 10:06 pm
  • Ed Davis doesn't score in 17 minutes
    Ed Davis failed to score in his 17 minutes off the bench on Monday, adding four rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: He is still only getting minutes as Mason Plumlee's backup center and hasn't benefited at all from Meyers Leonard (shoulder) going down. Davis can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 18 points vs. Memphis
    Serge Ibaka scored 18 points with nine rebounds, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He's rolling right now. Ibaka has 13 blocks in his last three games, and he's now 7-of-13 from deep on the season. Ibaka actually puts up better numbers with Kevin Durant (hamstring), so KD's return shouldn't affect Ibaka negatively. Monday, 8:53 pm
  • Enes Kanter scores 16 points.
    Enes Kanter scored 16 points with seven rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He's not getting much playing time with less than 20 minutes in each of his last three. Kanter not putting up numbers without Kevin Durant (hamstring) in the lineup is very discouraging. He hasn't really done much since the opener and his owners should be looking for other options in standard leagues right now. Monday, 8:49 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia scores just two points
    Zaza Pachulia scored two points with six boards, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: He had his best game on Saturday, but he continues to be outplayed by Dwight Powell. Pachulia won't be losing his starting job because Powell is valuable in the four and five spots off the bench. Additionally, Zaza had a bad game on the defensive end. Pachulia is a low-end player to own in standard leagues. Monday, 7:26 pm
  • Markieff Morris (knee) will not play Monday
    Markieff Morris (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This will now be Morris' second consecutive game on the sidelines which will allow Jon Leuer to grab another start. Morris tested his knee out prior to tonight's game, so he is probably still dealing with some discomfort. He should be considered day-to-day and his next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. the Bulls. Monday, 5:10 pm
  • Brandan Wright (knee) will not play Monday
    Brandan Wright (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Wright is expected to be out for a while, so this isn't a surprise. JaMychal Green could continue to get decent minutes off the bench, but he isn't worth a look outside of very deep leagues. Monday, 5:06 pm
  • Roy Hibbert (nose) will play with a mask
    Roy Hibbert (nose) will play with a mask on Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He confirmed that he has a broken nose, but the Lakers will need his size against Tyson Chandler and Alex Len. Feel free to plug him into active lineups. Monday, 4:43 pm
  • Markieff Morris to test knee in warmups
    Markieff Morris (knee) will test his knee injury in warmups to see if he can play.

    Advice: He has a knee strain and missed Saturday. If he can't go, it'll likely be Jon Leuer in the starting lineup, but it was Mirza Teletovic who stepped up the most. Monday, 4:26 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (back) questionable Tuesday
    Kenneth Faried (back) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

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

    Advice: Morris was also questionable for Saturday's game against the Nuggets before he wound up sitting out, but it's hard to know which direction the wind is blowing entering Monday's contest. If he does sit out, Jon Leuer, who had seven points and five rebounds in 19 minutes, would likely draw the start in Morris' place once again. Monday, 10:25 am
  • Whiteside more open to teammates coaching
    Hassan Whiteside has been more receptive to his teammates advice this season.

    Advice: "He’s improving quite a bit," Bosh said. "He’s been listening to us. Any time we talk to him about things like that it’s because we want to see him succeed. He has so much talent and he can bring so much to this team. But if his head isn’t there, he can’t give himself what he needs or give the team what it needs. We always tell him, ‘We need you.’ We need him staying in the game." Whiteside has an absurd 14 blocks over his last three games and is averaging 4.0 swats per game on the season. He's the real deal and only getting better. Monday, 9:25 am
  • Frank Kaminsky picks up first career DNP-CD
    Frank Kaminsky picked up the first DNP-CD of his career on Sunday.

    Advice: Charlotte convincingly defeated the Blazers, 106-94, and Kaminsky is at a loss for playing time behind Al Jefferson, Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller and Spencer Hawes. Fantasy owners should continue to avoid the No. 9 pick in this year's draft. Monday, 1:15 am
  • Roy Hibbert says he broke nose, will play Mon
    Roy Hibbert said that he broke his nose during Sunday's game, but he intends to play with a mask vs. the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: The Lakers haven't confirmed that Hibbert's nose is broken -- if so he might need to have it re-set, and his status for Monday would be closer to questionable than probable. He took two consecutive shots to the face on Sunday but to his credit he finished the game anyway, finishing with 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. We should have an update after Monday's shootaround. Nov 15, 9:39 pm
  • Andre Drummond w/ 10th straight double-double
    Andre Drummond posted his 10th consecutive double-double on Sunday with 17 points, 17 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 41 minutes.

    Advice: He shot only 8-of-18 from the field, however, and was frustrated with the refs all night long, picking up five personal fouls along the way. Detroit's hot start has been erased by four consecutive road losses, and they face another tough game at home vs. the Cavs on Tuesday. Nov 15, 9:25 pm
  • Derrick Favors bounces back w/ 23 points
    Derrick Favors bounced back from Friday's dud to finish an impressive win vs. the Hawks with 23 points on 11-of-20 shooting, nine boards, three assists and two blocks.

    Advice: A pair of quick fouls threw Favors for a loop on Friday, an aberration in an otherwise stellar season for the sixth-year big man. In addition to 15.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, Favors is crushing his previous career high with 2.4 steals per game. Nov 15, 5:43 pm
  • Update: Ed Davis will come off the bench Sun
    Updating a previous report, Ed Davis will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

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

    Advice: Kaman drew a surprise start during Friday's game, but that was likely due to the fact that the Blazers were going up against the Grizzlies. Davis may be the starting power forward for the Blazers for however long Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is sidelined, and after putting up seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks in limited minutes vs. the Grizzlies, Davis is worth a speculative add in standard leagues for those seeking some rebounding and shot blocking. Nov 15, 1:21 pm
  • Andrew Bogut snags 18 boards in win
    Andrew Bogut collected a season-high 18 rebounds with 10 points, four assists, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Starting center Festus Ezeli played just 18 minutes, so it wouldn't be a shock to see the Warriors go back to Bogut in the first unit moving forward. As good as tonight's line was, it's important to remember that the Warriors will likely keep Bogut's minutes in the low 20s over the course of the season because they will want to keep him healthy for their inevitable playoff push. Still, if you need a center he is worth a look as long as you keep your expectations in check. Nov 14, 10:29 pm
  • Nikola Jokic gets 18 minutes
    Nikola Jokic played 18 minutes off the bench on Saturday with four points, six boards and three steals.

    Advice: He only played six minutes on Friday and did only play six minutes in the first half tonight. With Kenneth Faried (back) dinged up, Jokic could get more run. He has nice upside, but is only worth putting on your watch list right now unless you're in a really deep league. Nov 14, 9:42 pm
  • Greg Monroe scores 16 with 17 boards
    Greg Monroe owned the paint in a 108-105 double-overtime win over the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 17 boards, three assists and one block in 43 minutes.

    Advice: He's having an awesome year in Milwaukee, averaging 17.8 points, 10.2 boards, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.9 turnovers on 54.8 percent from the field and 78.9 percent from the line. After a somewhat slow start, the former Piston is hitting on all cylinders with second-round value on the season. Nov 14, 9:34 pm
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