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  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) is probable starter
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) is doing well and is the probable starter for Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He did not look right on Wednesday and the Suns will have him tonight for their biggest home game of the season. Bledsoe is a terrific on-ball defender, but we'll see how he handles the passing of the Warriors. He should have a nice stat line tonight as long as he can stay healthy. 32 minutes ago
  • P.J. Hairston is not on the injury report
    P.J. Hairston (head) is not on the injury report for Friday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: His head injury from Wednesday seems like it's behind him. Hairston should be in the starting lineup, but probably won't get more than 16-22 minutes tonight. He is only worth a look in very deep leagues. Today, 1:34 pm
  • Mo Williams listed as starter for Friday
    Mo Williams (ankle) is listed as the starter for Friday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He stared the second half on Wednesday and should be close to 100 percent. Williams played 32 minutes on Wednesday and scored 15 points, so he's all set to start tonight in almost all leagues. Matthew Dellavedova will move back to the bench while Jared Cunningham shouldn't play much. Today, 1:29 pm
  • Trey Burke doesn't practice, questionable
    Trey Burke (back) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He suffered from back spasms on Wednesday and couldn't return to action. Burke also had a back issue back in April, so he is probably on the bad side of this questionable tag. Raul Neto was very good in Wednesday, but he's still a risky play in DFS. If he can't play, there should be more minutes for Alec Burks, too. Today, 12:41 pm
  • Trey Burke, Rodney Hood questionable for Sat
    Trey Burke (back) and Rodney Hood (back) are questionable to play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Hood went through practice on Friday and his injury doesn't appear to be as serious as Burke's back spasms. Hood tends to be a slow healer, but this is his first bout with a back issue. If he can't go, there will be more of Alec Burks, Chris Johnson and Joe Ingles. Today, 12:35 pm
  • Ricky Rubio is a game-time call for Friday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He is reportedly feeling better, but the Wolves are probably going to be careful with Rubio given his injury history and how he had some ankle soreness even before he played on Wednesday. If he's out, Zach LaVine will be a popular DFS play in a favorable matchup. He should be owned in all standard leagues, too. Today, 11:59 am
  • Kobe Bryant will play on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant will play against the Blazers on Saturday after putting in a limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: He is not expected to have a minutes cap for the road game and coach Byron Scott is open to suggestions on how to handle Bryant on back-to-back. Kobe is not getting to the basket at all anymore and it's led to him being the least efficient high-volume starter in the NBA. Today, 11:39 am
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out for three games
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play in the next three games.

    Advice: He has a right ankle sprain and said he rolled it "pretty good" on Wednesday. With Barea out, the Mavs will be using more of Raymond Felton and Devin Harris. With Justin Anderson improving, he could get regular minutes, too. Barea could miss more time beyond next week. Today, 11:32 am
  • Dinwiddie (knee) goes through shootaround
    Spencer Dinwiddie (sore left knee) participated in the Pistons' shootaround on Friday.

    Advice: He should still be considered questionable for Friday's game vs. the Thunder, but this is a good sign that his injury isn't serious. Dinwiddie is only averaging minutes in the teens this season anyways, so fantasy owners can ignore this bit of news for now. Today, 10:15 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will start on Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will play and start vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He missed five straight games for the Hawks, but he was playing really well prior to going down and should be picked up in most leagues to see if he can keep it going. Thabo Sefolosha is expected to return to the bench on Friday, while Justin Holiday and Lamar Patterson should lose some minutes as well. Today, 10:09 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) still hopeful to play
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) is reportedly feeling better and is still hopeful to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: We heard a similar report on Thursday, so his status is clearly trending in the right direction. While his injury may be minor, don't be surprised if the Wolves play it safe given his injury history. We'll have another update after shootaround, but expect Zach LaVine to benefit the most if Rubio can't play. Today, 9:09 am
  • Victor Oladipo will come off the bench again
    Victor Oladipo will come off the bench again for Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He recently said that he would embrace his role off the bench, and it seemed to work well for him last game as he was able to drop 24 points with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers in 26 minutes. Oladipo should be fine in his new role and his owners shouldn't be worried at the moment. Today, 9:01 am
  • 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
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) doubtful for Friday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He is still receiving treatment for his knee and he's still ahead of his timetable, which originally had him returning in December. If Evans is out, Ish Smith will look to build off his 20-point, 11-dime game from Wednesday while Dante Cunningham and Alonzo Gee will remain in the rotation at small forward. Evans should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This is the first time Bazemore has received the questionable tag since sustaining the ankle injury, so it looks like he's nearing a return to the court. Owners can expect another update following Friday morning's shootaround. Thabo Sefolosha’s value will take a hit upon the return of Bazemore. Yesterday, 3:12 pm
  • 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
  • Scott won't cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes
    Byron Scott said that he doesn't intend to cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes despite the fact that the Lakers own a record of 2-12, the worst in the Western Conference.

    Advice: "I haven't thought about reducing his role," Scott said. "I think his role is pretty defined for us right now. So is his minutes." Scott seems to be content playing Bryant around 30 minutes a night, despite the fact that Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field. "I am concerned about his shooting percentage and shots so far, but so far as knowing him the way I've known him and how long he's played in this league, I'm not worried about him finding it." Kobe's minutes will be safe will Scott at the helm, but owners in standard leagues could probably do better. Yesterday, 12:11 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
  • Rajon Rondo more relaxed off the court
    Rajon Rondo said he's more relaxed off the court these days.

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

    Advice: Curry and Messi are the two most creative player in their respective sports, a fact that is not lost on Curry. "We both have a creative style, a feel when you are out on the pitch or the court," Curry said. "I'm trying to do some fancy things out there with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain flair to my game and that's definitely the style Messi has when he is out there in his matches." Curry is well on his way to winning a second straight MVP award and his fantasy owners can feel free to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Yesterday, 8:42 am
  • Byron Scott still confident in Kobe Bryant
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's confident Kobe Bryant can still play in the NBA.

    Advice: Though Bryant has struggled to start the 2015-16 season, Scott said he isn't too concerned about the veteran. "Obviously he's struggling right now with his shot, and I think everybody can see that," Scott said. "So it's trying to get him in better position to be able to have an opportunity to knock those shots down on a consistent basis. That's No. 1." Though Bryant is still capable of a big game here and there, he's hurting fantasy teams more than he's helping and isn't a must-own player in standard leagues. Yesterday, 8:39 am
  • Ricky Rubio hopeful for Friday vs Kings
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) said he's hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: Rubio got treatment on his sore left ankle after Wednesday's game against the Hawks and is hoping to be able to suit up against the Kings on Friday. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Zach LaVine would be in line for a larger role (and increased fantasy value) if Rubio is unable to play. Yesterday, 7:51 am
  • Victor Oladipo embracing new role
    Victor Oladipo said he'll embrace his role off the bench.

    Advice: Oladipo had a big game off the bench with 24 points in Wednesday's win over the Knicks and said he'd continue to embrace his new role. "My teammates look up to me," Oladipo said. "So it was huge the way I responded today, because everybody saw that." It's unclear how long Oladipo's bench role will last, but his fantasy owners can rest easy as he's clearly capable of thriving regardless of his role. Yesterday, 7:47 am
  • Mo Williams downplays players meeting on Weds
    Mo Williams (ankle) downplayed the significance of a players-only meeting following Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: LeBron James and James Jones held the meeting and called for more consistency, but Williams said it wasn't a big deal. "It wasn't a team meeting. It's just another game," Mo Williams said. "When you lose games, we just discuss things we could have done better and we need to do going forward. That was basically it." Williams had a solid outing, scoring 15 points in his return, and should be active in all fantasy leagues now that he's healthy. Yesterday, 6:50 am
  • Jrue Holiday scores 19 in 25 minutes
    Jrue Holiday scored 19 points with two rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: It would appear the Pelicans were able to keep Jrue in one piece while Tyreke Evans (knee) has been out. His minutes are trending up and he should be getting close to 30 minutes in the next few weeks. He could put up mid-round value very soon. Wednesday, 11:17 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 18, tweaks knee late
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday against the Pelicans with 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

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

    Advice: That's not a bad line, but Chalmer's beginner's luck has worn out. He has some value in deeper leagues, though. Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 20 points
    Jeff Green kept it going on Wednesday against the Rockets with 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and no turnovers.

    Advice: It was a great matchup for him as the Rockets played right into his hands with some small-ball lineups. Green might be playing the best ball of his life right now and he's likely earned a consistent role even when Zach Randolph gets back. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Mike Conley scores 19 points on nine FGAs
    Mike Conley scored 19 points on 7-of-9 from the field against the Rockets on Wednesday, adding one rebound, five assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: That buy-low window is closed with a dead-bolt lock, laser security system, and a retinal scan identification on it now. Conley has been a fantasy star in his last six, averaging 20.7 points, 2.3 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.2 treys on 54.9 percent from the field and 84.0 percent from the line. He won't be this good once Zach Randolph is back, but Conley is definitely capable of being a top-10 fantasy point guard. Wednesday, 10:17 pm
  • James Harden scores 40 points in loss
    James Harden scored 40 points on 12-of-19 from the field during a 102-93 home loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made all 11 shots from the line to give him an outstanding 83.9 true shooting percentage. Whether it has to do with Ty Lawson or not, Harden is clearly trending up in his last four, averaging 32.8 points, 6.5 boards, 7.8 assists, 3.3 steals, 1.5 blocks and 3.3 treys on 45.8 percent from the field and 95.5 percent from the line. If you weathered the storm of the slow start, you can go outside now and feel good about Harden as a top-five player with massive nightly upside. Wednesday, 10:06 pm
  • Russell Westbrook posts 27 & 13 vs. Brooklyn
    Russell Westbrook lit up the Nets for 27 points, six rebounds, 13 assists and five steals on Wednesday, helping the Thunder improve their home record to 7-3.

    Advice: Westbrook's usage rate was 'only' 29.5 tonight but Kevin Durant's presence makes everything easier for him -- he made 10-of-16 field goals and 7-of-8 free throws while limiting himself to three turnovers. Amazing as it is, OKC's dynamic duo are both currently in the top-three for per-game fantasy value. Wednesday, 10:00 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
  • Trey Burke (back spasms) out for game
    Trey Burke (back spasms) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: He had back issues back in April, so this isn't a new issue for Burke. He'll have a couple days off, but Burke has a chance of missing time. That would mean more minutes for Alec Burks at the point, which also means more minutes for Rodney Hood, too. Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Rajon Rondo flirts with a trip-double
    Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double against the Bucks on Wednesday with 10 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: He's leading the NBA in assists and he's had at least nine dimes in each of his last 10 games. Rondo also has pulled down 9.1 boards per game in his last 10, adding averages of 12.9 points and 14.0 dimes in that span. Rondo has put up early-round value this month and his owners are getting a hefty return on investment right now. Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Mo Williams (ankle) looks good in 32 minutes
    Mo Williams (ankle) played 32 minutes in his return on Wednesday, finishing with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting, one 3-pointer, three boards and three assists.

    Advice: Matthew Dellavedova was out with a leg injury so Williams gave Cleveland what he could, even starting the second half ahead of fill-in starter Jared Cunningham. Mo added a rare blocked shot tonight and it looks like he'll be fine for Friday's road game at Charlotte. Wednesday, 8:11 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
  • Ricky Rubio (sore ankle) out for game
    Ricky Rubio is dealing with a sore left ankle and will not return on Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Well, go pick up Zach LaVIne in all leagues. Rubio had some ankle soreness earlier this week and the Wolves tend to be very careful with him. Considering he couldn't finish the game tonight, he's very likely to miss at least one game. Rubio finished with five points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 21 minutes. Wednesday, 7:14 pm
  • Victor Oladipo w/ team-high 24 pts off bench
    Victor Oladipo came off the bench on Wednesday with a team-high 24 points vs. the Knicks, hitting 5-of-15 field goals and 13-of-15 free throws in Orlando's home win.

    Advice: VO added one 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers in 26 minutes. Scott Skiles said that his lineup change wasn't "punitive," but he still sent a loud and clear message to his team. "We're trying to find a better balance between the first and second units," he said. How long Oladipo is tethered to the bench is anyone's guess, but hopefully this performance got him out of Skiles' doghouse. If nothing else Oladipo played with aggression, and his free throws easily bested his career-high of 12. Wednesday, 7:03 pm
  • P.J. Hairston leaves after elbow to head
    P.J. Hairston exited Wednesday's game after taking an elbow to his head, but the Hornets don't think he suffered a concussion.

    Advice: Hairston will likely be tested further and we'll let you know if he's in danger of missing Friday's game. He continues to start because coach Steve Clifford doesn't feel Jeremy Lamb can defend the league's elite scorers, but a defensive-specialist role hasn't done him any favors for fantasy purposes. Wednesday, 6:37 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out for Wednesday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: We'll have to wait for this weekend to see how the Pelicans will use the former Rookie of the Year. Evans should be owned in all leagues right now while Ish Smith owners should hang in there to see how it plays out. He's been too good. Wednesday, 5:37 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. Pelicans
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been dealing with some left knee soreness and should be ready to roll. It's worth mentioning his right knee is the "bad" knee in his career with the multiple meniscus tears. Get Bledsoe in your lineups and this may help Brandon Knight, who is better off the ball. Wednesday, 5:17 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will start on Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, as expected.

    Advice: Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Garnett and Karl-Anthony Towns will join Rubio in the starting five for tonight's game. Rubio suffered an extremely minor ankle injury during Monday's game, but he practice in full on Tuesday and was never really in any doubt of missing Wednesday's contest. Go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 4:52 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) unlikely for Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is unlikely to play on Wednesday vs. the Suns, according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Evans remains a game-time decision, but Gentry said unless he feels great after his pregame routine, he's not going to play tonight. Evans is getting close however, so he needs to be stashed away in all leagues at this point, and once he's back up to speed he'll likely cut into the production of Eric Gordon and Ish Smith. The Pelicans have a back-to-back set coming up Friday vs. the Clippers and Saturday vs. the Jazz, so Evans could return for at least one of those games. Wednesday, 4:43 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) out Wednesday
    Spencer Dinwiddie (sore left knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Steve Blake will act as Detroit's backup point guard with Dinwiddie sidelined, but he won't get enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Wednesday, 3:25 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
  • Kent Bazemore, Tiago Splitter out again
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) and Tiago Splitter (hip) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll likely be Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup again. Sefolosha is coming off a wonderful 15-point game and the Hawks will likely be using him on Andrew Wiggins a lot. He's certainly in play for DFS tonight, but don't expect a repeat performance. Lamar Patterson should get some burn, too. Wednesday, 2:37 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
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Wednesday's practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled rest day for Bryant who logged 25 minutes during Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors. He has plenty of time to rest up for Saturday's game against the Blazers, but with the Lakers scheduled for a back-to-back set Saturday vs. Portland and Sunday vs. Indiana, there's a chance he sits out one of those games. Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field on the season, and he's not a must-own guy in standard leagues. Wednesday, 2:12 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) headed for a GTD on Weds
    Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is likely headed for a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

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

    Advice: Bledsoe sat out Monday's loss to the Spurs with a sore left knee, and it remains unclear if he'll play tonight against the Pelicans. If he's unable to give it a go, Brandon Knight would see a spike to his usage rate with guys like T.J. Warren and P.J. Tucker seeing some increased opportunity for minutes. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:15 am
  • Victor Oladipo will come off the bench on Wed
    Victor Oladipo will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, and Channing Frye will replace him in the starting five.

    Advice: Oladipo has been horrible since returning from the concussion, averaging just 7.3 points, 4.0 boards and 2.7 assists per game on a putrid 31.0 percent shooting from the field, so perhaps he can get things back on track acting as a sixth man for the Magic. Oladipo has early-round upside, so owners shouldn't be looking to sell at this current low point. For what it's worth, head coach Scott Skiles said the move was not punitive, and he's just looking to get more balance with the first-unit. There's also no indication that the bench role will be a long-term thing for Dipo, and it's important to note that he's still expected to play starters minutes. Wednesday, 8:38 am
  • Mo Williams (ankle) will play on Wednesday
    Mo Williams (ankle) will play Wednesday vs. the Raptors, but head coach David Blatt said that he will monitor his minutes.

    Advice: If Blatt intends to monitor Mo's minutes, he may need to get creative with the point guard position as Matthew Dellavedova (calf) is headed for a game-time call. Williams is going to get a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry of the Raptors, and partnering that with a limited workload makes him an unattractive play in DFS. Wednesday, 8:26 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
  • Mo Williams (ankle) says he'll play Wednesday
    Mo Williams (ankle) said that he will play in Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Williams has spent the past two games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, but he'll be back on the floor tonight which will send Matthew Dellavedova back to the bench. Williams will draw a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry of the Raptors, so he's not a great play in DFS. Wednesday, 7:47 am
  • Kobe Bryant says he could be averaging 35 PPG
    Kobe Bryant said he wasn't really all that worried about his current career-low shooting percentage (31.1 percent) following the Lakers blowout loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, and added that he could be averaging 35 points per game if he really wanted to.

    Advice: "I'm not really worried about it, honestly," Bryant said. "My shooting will be better. I could've scored 80 [Tuesday vs. Golden State]. It wouldn't have made a damn difference. We just have bigger problems. I could be out there averaging 35 points a game. We'd be what, 3-11? We've got to figure out how to play systematically in a position that's going to keep us in ballgames." Given that Kobe is currently shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field, he'd need roughly 50 shots a game to get to that 35 points per game averages, so he's right that that probably wouldn't be best for his team. He also missed a layup on his way to a 1-of-14 shooting performance Tuesday night, so 80 points seems a tad unrealistic. Wednesday, 6:27 am
  • Kobe thinks Dubs can beat 33-game win streak
    Following the Lakers 111-77 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant said the he believes the Dubs have a real shot at breaking the 1971-72 Lakers' 33-game win streak.

    Advice: "Yeah, they could do it – because they’re good," Bryant said. "It’s a very young league, and they’ve managed to put together a team of extremely intelligent players and extremely versatile players, and great shooters. And so I see no reason why they couldn’t continue to extend [the record]." Game recognize game. Simply put, the Warriors have looked phenomenal this year going undefeated through the first 16 games of the season with MVP Stephen Curry leading the way behind averages of 32.1 points (career-high), 5.1 boards (career-high), 5.9 assists, 2.6 steals (career-high) and 4.9 three-pointers (career-high) per contest on 51.2 percent shooting from the field. The Dubs will look to extend their current winning streak against the Suns on Friday. Wednesday, 6:22 am
  • Kobe Bryant shoots 1-of-14 from the field
    Kobe Bryant shot just 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's blowout loss against the Warriors, finishing with four points, six boards, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: In case you're wondering, it was the worst shooting performance of his career and some of his shots weren't close at all. Father Time is undefeated and the Black Mamba is his next victim, so his owners shouldn't be expecting too much out of him going forward. Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Warriors set NBA record, improve to 16-0
    The Warriors set an NBA record on Tuesday with a dominant win over the Lakers to become the first team to start the season 16-0 with Stephen Curry leading the way with 24 points.

    Advice: Unreal. The Warriors look unstoppable at the moment and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Curry has been the clear frontrunner to win the MVP Award once again and he's been the best player in real life and in fantasy this season. The Warriors will look to improve their streak on Friday in Phoenix. Curry added nine assists, four boards, two steals and four 3-pointers in the win. Tuesday, 9:58 pm
  • Mario Chalmers scores 14 with 5 steals
    Mario Chalmers came off the bench and hit 4-of-7 shots for 14 points, two assists and five steals in 22 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Super Mario is actually trying to live up to his nickname since being traded to the Grizzlies, and is averaging 15 points, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 3-pointers in 20 minutes per game over his last five. If you need a guard and those numbers are appealing, think about grabbing him in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • Mike Conley goes for 21 & 6 in easy win
    Mike Conley had 21 points, six assists and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks.

    Advice: Conley's season got off to a slow start, but he's rolling now, averaging 21 points, 6.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. Hopefully you stuck with him. Center Marc Gasol also double-doubled with 15 points, 10 boards and two blocks in the win. Tuesday, 8:01 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 19 points in win over Mavs
    Jeff Green hit 8-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Tuesday's win over the Mavs.

    Advice: After scoring 20-plus points in two straight games, Green had scored a total of just 13 points in his last two games, despite the absence of Zach Randolph (knee). He looked good tonight and is worth owning in all leagues as long as he's starting at SF for the Grizzlies. Tuesday, 7:58 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
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) is listed as doubtful Wed
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: An earlier report indicated that Evans will be a game-time decision, but it's still great news that he has a shot to play considering he is way ahead of his original timetable. We should know more regarding his status after the team's shootaround. His potential return could dampen the value of guys like Eric Gordon, Ish Smith and Dante Cunningham. Tuesday, 4:41 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Tuesday's shootaround
    Kobe Bryant did not participate during shootaround, but he's still fully expected to suit up for Tuesday night's game against the undefeated Warriors.

    Advice: Byron Scott is just giving Kobe as much rest as possible prior to tonight's game, but there's no reason to believe he won't be out there. The Dubs currently own the sixth-best defense in the league, so owners of Bryant can expect plenty of missed shots tonight. Tuesday, 12:20 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) practices in full Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) practiced in full on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rubio rolled his ankle a bit during Monday's game against the 76ers, but he played through the injury, and his full participation in Tuesday's practice would indicate that he'll be fine for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks. We'll hold him off the injury report for now, and unless we hear something different, owners can plan on having him active for Wednesday's game. Tuesday, 11:47 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) to be a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will be a game-time decision to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He said if he can't play Wednesday, he should be able to play at some point this week. He added he will be getting a lot of treatment on the plane to keep the swelling down, so he's apparently not even close to 100 percent. Evans is probably on the bad side of a questionable tag, but he should be owned in all leagues right now. His return could hurt Dante Cunningham, Ish Smith most of the secondary players on the roster with his high usage rate. Tuesday, 9:40 am
  • Rodney Hood scores nine points in loss
    Rodney Hood scored nine points in Monday's loss to the Thunder, adding two boards, one assist and three steals in 20 minutes.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry, so there's no reason to worry about the low minutes. Hood was averaging 13.3 points, 3.1 assists, 2.3 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.5 3-pointers prior to Monday and has been returning mid-round value, so he deserves a pass for this performance. Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 20 with nine assists
    Russell Westbrook scored 20 points with nine assists, seven boards, one steal and four turnovers against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned to the lineup tonight and the game was a blowout, so that explains why Westbrook played just 27 minutes. Westbrook's numbers won't be as crazy as they were when Durant was on the shelf, but he will still be a first-round value the rest of the way. Judging by tonight's game, the Thunder look like a force to be reckoned with in the West. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • P.J. Hairston returns, plays 19 minutes
    P.J. Hairston played 19 minutes in his return on Monday with five points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: While he does start, Hairston is one of the least valuable starters in fantasy. He can be ignored in most formats. Monday, 8:45 pm
  • Two Dollars: Rajon Rondo has 20 dimes
    Rajon Rondo handed out a season-high 20 assists during a loss to the Hornets on Monday, adding 14 points, eight rebounds, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

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

    Advice: Even against a poor defender such as T.J. McConnell, Rubio wasn't very aggressive on offense and attempted just five shots, making two of them. He didn't have any 3-pointers and turned the ball over four times, but his owners drafted him for his elite ability to rack up assists. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way if he stays healthy. Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Scott Skiles: It's time to change the lineup
    Coach Scott Skiles said that it's "time to change the lineup" following a loss to the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: Oh boy. Based on how Victor Oladipo has been benched multiple times in the past week, there is a pretty good chance he or Elfrid Payton moves to the second unit because they're not playing well off each other right now. Oladipo's owners shouldn't be pushing the panic button yet and anyone who wants to own him should try to see if his owner will sell low. He finished with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes. Monday, 6:51 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Tuesday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and it should be noted that he didn't practice on Monday. Bazemore's ankle is progressing and he said on Saturday that he is taking it "day by day", so hopefully we will see him back on the court later in the week. Thabo Sefolosha will benefit the most with Bazemore out, but Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will likely stay in the rotation as well. Monday, 6:14 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will not play on Monday
    Eric Bledsoe (left knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He was expected to be a game-time decision, but his knee must have been giving him some problems in warmups. Bledsoe briefly left Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans with a leg injury, so it's unclear if the two issues are related. To be clear, Bledsoe returned to Sunday's game and appeared to be moving fine. Until we get a further update, Bledsoe should be considered day-to-day. Brandon Knight will be incredibly busy on Monday, while more opportunities should fall to guys like Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker. Monday, 4:33 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will be a game-time call
    Eric Bledsoe (sore left knee) will be a game-time decision for Monday's game vs. the Spurs. Monday, 4:28 pm
  • P.J. Hairston will start against the Kings
    P.J. Hairston (quad) will start against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He suffered his quad injury back on Nov. 15 and likely won't play a lot of minutes. Marvin Williams will play more minutes at power forward with Hairston back. Jeremy Lamb is slightly less appealing with Hairston back. Hairston has very little value. Monday, 2:25 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
  • Mo Williams out, Matt Dellavedova will start
    Mo Williams (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Monday and Matthew Dellavedova will get the start.

    Advice: Williams has some inflammation in his ankle and he could miss more games going forward. He's still a decent stash, but he will undoubtedly lose value once Kyrie Irving (knee) returns. Dellavedova is not a particularly strong player to own in season-long leagues. Monday, 2:21 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (rest) doesn't practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Monday and is still expected to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off after Sunday and all signs point to him being ready to play against the Warriors. Bryant is not doing much on a per-game basis and is not a must-own player. Monday, 12:14 pm
  • Tyreke Evans practices, could play Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) practiced on Monday and could play as soon as Wednesday against the Suns.

    Advice: He was expected to miss 6-8 weeks back in October, so he's ahead of schedule. The Pelicans are going to be limiting Evans quite a bit with a minutes restriction upon his return. It'll be interesting to see where they slot his minutes, especially with Ish Smith playing so well. Smith's owners will be hoping Evans gets minutes at small forward and should keep Smith on their rosters right now. Evans should be owned in all leagues. Monday, 11:18 am
  • Kent Bazemore doesn't practice on Monday
    Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer said that he would know more on Bazemore Tuesday's status closer to gametime vs. Boston, so that is at least a positive indication that Bazemore is progressing. If he can't give it a go, Thabo Sefolosha, Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will help to fill the void. Monday, 10:38 am
  • Mo Williams (leg/ankle) still doubtful Monday
    Mo Williams (right ankle/leg) remains doubtful to play on Monday vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Williams was deemed doubtful on Saturday, and nothing has really changed over the last couple of days. Without the veteran available, it will be on Matthew Dellavedova and Jared Cunningham to step up at point guard. As a starter, Delly is averaging 9.5 points, 8.0 assists and a triple on 50 percent shooting. Monday, 9:11 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
  • Ricky Rubio wants to play more w/ Zach LaVine
    Ricky Rubio said he wants to play more alongside Zach LaVine.

    Advice: "I would like to play more with Zach," Rubio said. "He can help me, and I can help him. But if Coach likes bringing him as a backup point guard, we gotta accept that." With Kevin Martin expected to move into the starting lineup on Monday in place of Tayshaun Prince, perhaps Rubio will get his wish as the Timberwolves experiment with finding ways to get more production on offense. Still, the Wolves need to see what LaVine can do at the point in case the team wants to move Rubio down the road. Monday, 6:43 am
  • Kobe Bryant again hints this is final season
    In a recent SiriusXM interview, Kobe Bryant again hinted that he's likely to retire after the season.

    Advice: "If something changes I'll come back and play next season. If something doesn't change this is it for me." Some pundits will try to use the quote to take shots at the Lakers, but Kobe is simply referring to himself and whether or not his body can handle another tour of duty. With nothing left to prove and the Lakers rebuild needing to move forward, it would be a surprise to see Bryant return for a potential 21st season. Monday, 6:12 am
  • Kobe Bryant's shot missing in loss to Blazers
    Kobe Bryant missed all five of his 3-point attempts and finished 6-of-22 from the field on Sunday, scoring 18 points with four rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Kobe scored a season-low 10 points on Friday despite logging 37 minutes, and he's logged 30+ minutes in six straight games despite Byron Scott's insistence that he'll give Kobe more rest. His jumpers are coming up short but he keeps firing away, and his 33.1 percent shooting is a huge drag in roto and head-to-head leagues. Sunday, 9:14 pm
  • Golden State ties NBA record w/ 15-0 start
    Stephen Curry and the Warriors improved to 15-0 with a win in Denver on Sunday, thus tying the NBA record for consecutive wins to begin a season.

    Advice: Golden State tied the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets, and they can set a new record if they win at home vs. the Lakers on Tuesday. Their depth and team-first attitude is evident on a nightly basis, and it helps that they have the reigning MVP on their side -- Curry posted 19 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals tonight, and could blow up in Tuesday's potentially historic game. Sunday, 7:46 pm
  • Russell Westbrook carries Thunder past Mavs
    Russell Westbrook put the Thunder on his back again on Sunday, racking up 31 points, two 3-pointers, five boards, 11 assists, five steals and one block in a win vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He made 12-of-22 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in another superhero performance for OKC, which improved to 8-6 with the victory. He did commit seven more turnovers, adding to his league-leading 4.9 miscues per game, but that's something his 9-cat owners have obviously come to terms with. Sunday, 6:45 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 29 points w/ full line
    Eric Bledsoe briefly exited Sunday's game with a leg injury, but he still filled it up with 29 points (7-of-15 FGs, 11-of-12 FTs), seven rebounds, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: EB has at least 20 points and two 3-pointers in eight consecutive games, and he's adding enough rebounds and assists for first-round value in 8-cat leagues. His leg didn't seem to bother him and we're leaving him off the injury report, but it can't hurt to double-check his status prior to Monday's game. Sunday, 6:08 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (leg) returns after brief exit
    Eric Bledsoe exited Sunday's game with an apparent left leg injury, but he has since returned.

    Advice: Bledsoe looked uncomfortable to begin the second half, and he was walking with a different gait after returning, but fortunately it doesn't seem like a serious issue. We should have more details about his injury after the game. Sunday, 4:31 pm
  • Hairston (quad contusion) questionable Mon
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: After three consecutive games on the shelf, Hairston returned to practice on Sunday and is nearing a return to the court. He was starting at small forward prior to his ankle injury, but he still wasn't producing enough to warrant consideration in fantasy leagues. Leave him on the wire. Sunday, 9:46 am
  • 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
  • Mario Chalmers has a minor right foot issue
    Mario Chalmers scored six points in 2-of-10 from the field against the Spurs on Saturday, adding two rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: He did have an injury to his right foot, but didn't need to miss time. Chalmers was leading the NBA in offensive rating, defensive rating and net rating earlier this week, but he's cooled off in his last two. He should not have a big bump from his Miami days and is more of a 14-team player. Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • James Harden scores 24 points with 10 dimes
    James Harden scored 24 points on 8-of-20 shooting with 10 assists, seven boards, three steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: Harden was shooting 37.8 percent from the field coming into the game, but to be fair his teammates haven't exactly stepped up around him. Ty Lawson has been terrible, but the return of Patrick Beverley (ankle) next week could help stabilize things in Houston and take some of the pressure off Harden on the defensive end. Despite the Rockets falling to a 5-9 start, Harden is still managing to return first-round value and he hasn't even hit his stride yet. Saturday, 8:59 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
  • 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
  • Jeff Green (head) returns to game Saturday
    Jeff Green (head) returned to Saturday's game against the Spurs after briefly going to the locker room.

    Advice: Green collided with Tony Allen and was visibly shaken up, but it's very encouraging to see him back in the game so quickly. He finished with six points, seven rebounds one assist and one steal in 28 minutes. Saturday, 7:10 pm
  • Jeff Green (head) leaves game on Saturday
    Jeff Green (head) left Saturday's game against the Spurs after colliding with Tony Allen and his return is uncertain.

    Advice: It was a head-to-head collision and Green looked like he was in a lot of pain, so we'd be surprised if he was able to return. He will likely be evaluated for a concussion in the locker room, so we should have another update momentarily. Saturday, 7:02 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has terrific game in win vs. ORL
    Rajon Rondo was superb against the Magic during a win on Saturday, scoring 13 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, three steals, three 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: While this wasn't quite as eye-popping as some of his other games and he did snap his double-digit dime streak, Rondo had his most efficient game and had one turnover for just the second game all year. After the game he was asked by the Kings broadcast team if he was playing like he was in his prime. "I'm in my prime now," Rondo said. His value will go up sans Rudy Gay (shoulder) and is a must-start player. Saturday, 5:34 pm
  • Kent Bazemore is taking it day by day
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) said in an interview during the Hawks broadcast that he is "taking it day by day" to get over his ankle injury.

    Advice: Bazemore was getting in some work prior to Saturday's game vs. the Cavs and looked good, so his return may not be that far off. The Hawks don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Celtics, so he should be considered questionable for that contest. Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha will stay relevant until Bazemore returns. Saturday, 5:30 pm
  • Victor Oladipo benched in fourth quarter
    Victor Oladipo did not play at all in the fourth quarter during a loss to the Kings on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Scott Skiles is at it again. He apparently is not pleased with the effort from his star guard and benched him for a big chunk of the second half for the second game in a row. This should only be a temporary thing because Oladipo is too good, so his owners just have to weather the storm. He's a buy-low option. Saturday, 4:34 pm
  • Kent Bazemore will return soon?
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Saturday and said he should return "soon."

    Advice: This doesn't mean much, but Bazemore likely will miss at least a couple more games. It'll likely be Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup, but the value has been going to Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha. Saturday, 2:55 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) gets in some 2-on-2 work
    Tyreke Evans (knee) participated in some 2-on-2 action on Saturday.

    Advice: Evans is targeting a return to the court next week, but it's important to note that his minutes will likely be limited to the 20s in the early going. Still, this is exciting news for a team that has been decimated by injuries, so Evans shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires. Evans' return will dampen the fantasy value for players such as Ish Smith and Eric Gordon. Saturday, 10:53 am
  • Conley will weigh his options in free agency
    Mike Conley said that he will "weigh his options" as a free agent this summer.

    Advice: "It’s easy to feel obligated; it’s easy to want to stay," Conley said. "This is where I’ve had my whole career. At the same time I understand this is a business. I have to weigh my options just like [Marc Gasol] did. Hopefully it will be an easy decision, whatever it is." Conley will have plenty of suitors on the open market, but the Grizzlies will do everything in their power to convince him to stay. Conley has been on fire over his last three games with averages of 22.7 points, 7.0 assists, 3.7 3-pointers and 2.3 steals per game, and his fantasy outlook is great considering he is playing for a new deal. Saturday, 7:04 am
  • Stephen Curry doesn't have best game in win
    The Warriors didn't need Stephen Curry's best effort during a 106-94 win over the Bulls on Friday with Curry making just 9-of-20 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, four assists, four steals, three 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: For anyone else, this is pretty nice. For Stephen Curry, it's one of his worst games of the season. As they have all season, the Warriors small-ball lineup of Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green dominated and managed to improve their offensive rating to 157.0 in 54 minutes on the season. Curry does have a whopping 20 turnovers in his last three games, but who cares? Additionally, he's only on pace for 416 treys this year now. The Warriors will look to try and go 15-0 against the Nuggets on Sunday. Saturday, 2:10 am
  • Eric Bledsoe scored 22 points in win
    Eric Bledsoe scored 22 points against the Nuggets on Friday, adding one rebound, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He just will not slow down with seven consecutive 20-point games. In that span, he's averaged 24.3 points, 4.1 boards, 5.9 assists, 1.9 steals and 2.1 treys on 51.6 percent from the field and 82.9 percent from the line. He's No. 8 in eight cat and No. 15 in nine-cat leagues right now. Saturday, 12:19 am
  • 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
  • Rodney Hood misses all four 3-point attempts
    Rodney Hood struggled a bit with his shot during Friday's loss to the Mavs, going 5-of-14 from the field (0-of-4 from distance) to finish with 13 points, four assists, one rebound, one steal and three turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

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

    Advice: That's good for a 39.6 usage rate to move him to 35.6 on the season, which trails DeMarcus Cousins by 0.1. Westbrook's numbers are silly on the year, averaging 28.5 points, 7.8 boards, 10.2 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.9 treys. No player has ever gone 28-7-10 with 2.0 steals on the season and only Oscar Roberson has hit the 28-7-10 without the steals. Westbrook is a stat machine. Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Jeff Green scores just seven points in start
    Jeff Green couldn't keep the hot streak going during Friday's win over Houston, scoring just seven points on 2-of-9 shooting to go with six boards, one 3-pointer, one assist, two steals and one block through 29 minutes.

    Advice: Green is consistently inconsistent, which is a great hindrance to his fantasy value. He was rolling up to this point, averaging 18.3 points, 4.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 three-pointer and 1.3 steals over his last three, but those numbers obviously weren't sustainable. He's worth owning as a low-end asset in deep leagues, but with a lengthy history of inconsistency, he's not a great option in standard formats. Friday, 10:20 pm
  • Mario Chalmers cools off in win over Houston
    Mario Chalmers torrid streak in a Memphis jersey came to an end on Friday, as he connected on just 2-of-9 shots on his way to 10 points, four boards, three assists and one steal through 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: Chalmers did manage to connect on all six of his free throw attempts, which has been a strong point for Rio as of late, but the minutes were the lowest amount he's received while wearing a Grizzlies uniform. Still, he's been quite good since his arrival in Memphis, owning averages of 16.5 points, 1.8 three-pointers and 1.5 steals per game on 43.8 percent shooting from the field and 93.9 percent from the stripe, so he's worth holding onto to see if he can bounce-back during Saturday's game against the Spurs. Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Jrue Holiday plays 24 minutes
    Jrue Holiday played 24 minutes in the starting lineup on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, seven assists, one block and one turnover against the Spurs.

    Advice: He played well and the 24 minutes is a good sign. The Pelicans don't have another back-to-back set until Nov. 27 and 28 and then another on Dec. 1 and 2. Holiday should be in most lineups for the next two games -- both against the Suns. Friday, 9:51 pm
  • Mike Conley scores 26 points w/ three steals
    Mike Conley kept his foot on the gas pedal during Friday's win over Houston, compiling 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting to go with five assists, three boards, three 3-pointers, three steals and two turnovers over 34 minutes.

    Advice: Conley has been en fuego over the past three games, owning averages of 22.7 points, 7.0 assists, 3.7 three-pointers and 2.3 steals per game on 56.8 percent shooting from the field. Look for him to keep his momentum going into Saturday with a favorable matchup against the Spurs. Friday, 9:26 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 12 points in 30 minutes
    Ricky Rubio scored 12 points with one rebound, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He looked fine and seems to be over his hamstring injury. Rubio is one of the least durable players, so his owners probably shouldn't get too confident about him staying on the court. He still has some nice upside, though. Friday, 8:32 pm
  • James Harden scores 22 points with full line
    James Harden scored 22 points during Friday's loss to the Grizzlies, adding six boards, five assists, two steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer and six turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Harden is currently hitting career-highs in points (28.8), rebounds (6.2) and unfortunately turnovers (4.8), but he's still producing at a top-8 level in 9-cat leagues. If you take away the turnovers, Harden jumps to No. 3 overall, and we're not worried about the fact that he's currently shooting a career-worst 37.3 percent from the field (career 44.1 percent shooter). The coaching change in Houston has had zero affect on Harden's value. Friday, 8:04 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
  • Gentry confirms one-week realistic for Tyreke
    Alvin Gentry said that Tyreke Evan is "on point" in saying he could return sometime next week.

    Advice: Gentry went on to say that while Evans will be slowly eased back into the rotation, the minutes limit won't be as low as 10-15 minutes, so it sounds like Evans could be in the 20-minute range right out the gates. Now would be the time to stash Evans if he's available on your waiver wire. His return will eventually cut into the production of Eric Gordon. Friday, 4:14 pm
  • Mo Williams (right ankle) out for Saturday
    Mo Williams (right ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against the Hawks due to posterior right ankle inflammation.

    Advice: He's also doubtful to play on Monday and the report added he's feeling continued soreness. Williams has taken a lot of time to get over injuries in the past, so inflammation showing up in the MRI suggests he could miss several games. Matthew Dellavedova should put up decent numbers in the next week and is worth a look if you need a point guard in the short term. Friday, 11:27 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Saturday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be Bazemore's third consecutive game on the shelf and it's a little worrying that they ruled him this early. We know that his ankle injury isn't minor, and timetable hasn't been established for his return. In the meantime, the Hawks will move forward with Justin Holiday, Thabo Sefolosha and Lamar Patterson all contributing on the wings. Friday, 11:04 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) could return in a week
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said that could return in a week.

    Advice: Wow. Moments ago head coach Alvin Gentry said that Evans was getting closer, but this is definitely surprising considering that he wasn't expected to return to action until the middle of December. If Evans is somehow available in your league, stop what you're doing and pick him up. Ish Smith will lose a lot of value with Evans nearing a return, while the Pelicans might be a little more cautious with Jrue Holiday as well. Evans' knee has been responding well in recent workouts and he hasn't had to deal with swelling, but he did admit that he needs to build up a little more strength. Expect the Pelicans to ease him back into the rotation. Friday, 9:32 am
  • Jrue Holiday (rest) will start on Friday
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will start vs. the Spurs on Friday with Ish Smith moving to the bench.

    Advice: Holiday will still be limited to 25 minutes of action, so his owners may want to consider benching him with 11 games on the schedule tonight. His workload should start to increase as we approach the new year, so he should be owned in most leagues unless you're desperate to win right now. Friday, 9:22 am
  • Gentry: Tyreke Evans (knee) 'is getting closer'
    Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that Tyreke Evans (knee) "is getting closer."

    Advice: Gentry didn't give too many details, but this is an encouraging report and Evans was able to get some jump shots up at practice on Friday, though he has been shooting for a while now. The last timetable we were given had Evans returning around the middle of December, so his return to the court may not be that far off. Evans should absolutely be stashed everywhere. Friday, 9:18 am
  • P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) out Friday
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) will not play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Hairston might be able to return next week, but he doesn't have any fantasy value despite the fact that he was starting at small forward prior to the injury. Cody Zeller started in place of Hairston on Wednesday with Marvin Williams moving to the three, but Zeller is questionable with an ankle injury which could open the door for Frank Kaminsky. Friday, 8:18 am
  • Full Curry: Steph scores 40, GSW now 13-0
    Stephen Curry went crazy yet again during a thrilling 124-117 win over the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 40 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: It's just not fair. Curry was in foul trouble and only had three points in the first quarter, which helped the Clippers build a 23-point lead in the first half. As only they could, the Warriors went absolutely bonkers in the fourth quarter with their eight 3-pointers giving them a 100.0 effective field goal percentage in that frame. On the season, Curry still has a ridiculous 69.2 true shooting percentage (TS%) to go with his third-ranked 33.6 usage rate -- no player in NBA history has posted a usage rate of at least 33 with a TS% of at least 64. He's on pace for 428 treys on the season and is on pace to be the most efficient high-volume player in one season. Thursday, 11:44 pm
  • 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
  • Mo Williams (leg) questionable for Sat
    Mo Wililams (leg) will receive treatment and is questionable to play against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He was ruled out just minutes before the game on Thursday. Williams would be a must-start player, but he's certainly been injury prone in his career. If he's out, Matthew Dellavedova will get a chance to build off his career high in assists from Thursday. Thursday, 8:19 pm
  • Rajon Rondo explodes with 14-9-18 line
    Rajon Rondo filled the stat sheet yet again during a 116-109 loss to the Heat on Thursday, scoring 14 points with nine rebounds, 18 assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and three turnovers.

    Advice: That's the most assists handed out in a game this season. Rondo had his third game with at least 15 assists, which is more than the rest of the league combined (Russell Westbrook and Brandon Knight each have one). There's no doubt Rondo is putting up monster numbers, but the perception is a lot greater than his actual fantasy output with only mid-round value on the season. He's obviously a must-start player, but selling high makes a lot of sense. Thursday, 7:10 pm
  • Mo Williams will not play on Thursday night
    Mo Williams (leg) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: Matthew Dellavedova will get the start tonight. Williams' right leg injury doesn't sound serious and he should be ready for the weekend. With Mo out, there should be more shots to go around to basically the entire team. Dellavedova should be decent, but his upside isn't too high. Thursday, 4:57 pm
  • Jrue Holiday will play Friday against SA
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will play Friday against the Spurs.

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

    Advice: This was the expected move, and with Derrick Rose (ankle) on the doubtful side of his questionable tag, it looks like Kirk Hinrich could log heavy minutes as Chicago's starting point guard on Friday. Jimmy Butler will be busy on offense if Rose is unavailable, and he'd make for a strong play in DFS. 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
  • 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
  • Clippers marvel at Steph Curry's skills
    Doc Rivers and several of the Clippers said there is no player in the NBA like Steph Curry.

    Advice: They're not wrong. Said Rivers, ""It’s amazing," Rivers said. "I don’t know if we’ve seen anything like it, really. We’ve seen great shooters in the league, we’ve seen great ball-handlers in the league; we haven’t seen great shooters that are ball-handlers. He’s both." Blake Griffin and Paul Pierce added to Rivers' praise in the link below, and all fantasy owners can do is sit back and enjoy the ride. Thursday, 6:42 am
  • James Harden focusing on improving defense
    James Harden said he's focused on improving his defense.

    Advice: While Harden exploded for 45 points on Wednesday, he also said he needs to focus more on his defense. "That's probably one of the reasons why the [team] energy has been so low," Harden said. "Making shots or missing shots, I've got to bring my game." With a new head coach in Houston, Harden's fantasy owners have to hope this is the start of a hot streak for The Beard. Thursday, 6:34 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
  • Trey Burke scores 10 points
    Trey Burke scored 10 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes on Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: It took a while, but Burke is starting to trend down. He's failed to top 23 minutes in any of his previous three games now that the Jazz are getting healthy again. Burke is still hanging on to ninth-round value on the year, but the downward trend makes him a possible cut candidate if it's for a hot free agent. Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • Rodney Hood puts up nice line in win
    Rodney Hood put up a nice stat line against the Raptors on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with six boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: With a 20-point game coming on Sunday, it's safe to say Hood's foot soreness is behind him. Hood is putting up seventh-round value on the season and he's also trending up with at least 35 minutes in his last three active games. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Wednesday, 9:18 pm
  • James Harden scores 45 with 11 assists in win
    James Harden dominated during a 108-103 overtime win over the Blazers on Wednesday, scoring 45 points with eight rebounds, 11 assists, five steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 47 minutes.

    Advice: He made 11-of-29 from the field, 19-of-20 from the line and turned the ball over five times for his 37.4 usage rate in all that playing time. Harden still didn't even have much success around the basket and made just 4-of-15 from 3, so this line could have been even better. Obviously, if the Rockets want to win games, they'll want to give the ball to Harden as much as possible. Perhaps the worst is over for his fantasy owners. Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Thunder win behind Russell Westbrook's 43 pts
    Russell Westbrook ran wild vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday with 43 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: New Orleans gives up a league-high 109.9 points per game and they were playing without Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Omer Asik tonight, creating a perfect storm for Westbrook. He sank 14-of-25 FGs and 15-of-20 FTs, on his way to a ridiculous usage rate of 42.6 percent. WB has been great all season, but his fantasy owners are loving the sans-Durant version even more. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Ricky Rubio posts 12 rebounds, 12 assists
    Ricky Rubio (hamstring) logged 35 minutes in Wednesday's overtime loss, finishing with eight points on 3-of-11 shooting, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: Owners should expect efficient scoring from Rubio, and otherwise he looked great tonight -- the fact that he played in back-to-back games is very encouraging. Owners should expect him to be rested and ready for Minnesota's final game of the week, Friday vs. Detroit. Wednesday, 7:53 pm
  • Victor Oladipo returns, but benched by Skiles
    Victor Oladipo returned from a concussion on Wednesday, but he was benched to begin the second half and finished with only one point, three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Oladipo was 0-of-6 from the field at halftime and Scott Skiles simply went with guys who were producing. The good news is that Oladipo's low playing time isn't related to his concussion. He has been hovering around top-40 value in 9-cat leagues this season, in part because he's kept his turnovers down to 1.7 per game. Expect him to creep into third-round territory once his shot starts falling. We fully expect him to start vs. the Kings on Saturday. Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • Rajon Rondo posts fourth triple-double
    Rajon Rondo had the fourth triple-double of his season on Wednesday with 12 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and seven turnovers.

    Advice: He was 6-of-9 from the field and didn't go to the line in his 31 minutes. Rondo didn't have his best game defensively and coach George Karl won't like all those turnovers, so he'll likely be around 30 minutes most nights. After a monster run last week, Rondo will probably trend down now that Darren Collison is back. He's still worth owning in all leagues, of course. Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • P.J. Hairston (quad) out Wednesday vs. BKN
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) will miss Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: This will be Hairston's second consecutive game on the sidelines, and head coach Steve Clifford implied on Tuesday that he could miss several more games, so he might not be back until November 23. With Hairston sidelined on Tuesday, Clifford gave Cody Zeller the start, but as usual Zeller failed to do anything significant during his 18 minutes of action. Frank Kaminsky could see some more minutes with Hairston out, but he too is ineffective at bringing meaningful numbers to the box score. Wednesday, 2:29 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (concussion) will start Wed
    Victor Oladipo (concussion) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending Channing Frye to the bench.

    Advice: Oladipo has been medically cleared from the concussion, although head coach Scott Skiles said he will monitor Victor closely during Wednesday's game, so there's a chance he doesn't get his usual minutes. Still, he remains a must-start guy every time he's on the floor, so go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 2:21 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (concussion) activated vs. MIN
    Victor Oladipo (concussion) has been placed on the active roster for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    Advice: While there's no official word just yet, it's looking very likely that Oladipo will be able to give it a go tonight. If he does play, Channing Frye will head back to the bench and Aaron Gordon will lose some minutes. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 2:16 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain isn't a minor one and he should miss more games going forward. The Hawks started Tiago Splitter on Tuesday, but he was somewhat useless in 12 minutes. It'll likely be Thabo Sefolsha stepping up. Wednesday, 12:45 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
  • Oladipo (concussion) on track to play Wed
    Magic head coach Scott Skiles said that he expects Victor Oladipo to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: The Magic have not yet completed their consultation with the NBA's concussion expert, but things are moving in a positive direction regarding Dipo's status. His return to the lineup will send Channing Frye back to the bench, and Aaron Gordon's value will take a bit of a hit. Wednesday, 8:53 am
  • Jrue Holiday (rest) out Wednesday vs. OKC
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will miss Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: It's the second game of a back-to-back set, so Holiday will get the night off. Ish Smith will start sans Jrue with Eric Gordon doing a bit more on offense. Wednesday, 5:18 am
  • Stephen Curry drops 37, GSW improve to 12-0
    The Warriors improved to 12-0 on the season behind a 37-point performance from Stephen Curry on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The MVP added nine assists, two boards, two steals and five 3-pointers, but he did have seven turnovers. The Warriors are now just the seventh team in NBA history to start the season 12-0 and they wouldn't be where they are without the unbelievable play of Curry. He's been the best player to own in fantasy this season and it's not even close. Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Jrue Holiday plays 23 minutes
    Jrue Holiday played 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Tuesday with 10 points, one rebound, seven assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: While he hasn't been getting a lot of playing time this year at just 22 minutes per outing, Holiday ranks 11th in the NBA among regular starters for usage rate. He's also seen his minutes climb and is coming off a 25-minute outing from Sunday. Although, the Pelicans falling to 1-10 could mean Holiday gets shut down. He's kind of a volatile asset. Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Jrue Holiday will play on Tuesday vs. Nuggets
    Jrue Holiday will play on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Holiday still isn't cleared for back-to-back sets, so we can go ahead and rule him out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder. Holiday should see around 25 minutes tonight, but that number could be on the rise as we approach the new year. Tuesday, 3:27 pm
  • P.J. Hairston (quad) could miss more games
    P.J. Hairston (quad) could miss several more games according to coach Steve Clifford.

    Advice: He has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks with Marvin Williams drawing the start at small forward. Hairston couldn't emerge as a fantasy asset despite starting, so there is no reason for him to be owned in most leagues moving forward. Tuesday, 3:13 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie's minutes trending up?
    Spencer Dinwiddie could again see extended minutes during Tuesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Dinwiddie went through Tuesday's shootaround as the backup point guard, and it looks like Stan Van Gundy is ready to give the second-year guard some increased opportunity with how badly Steve Blake has struggled this season. That being said, Dinwiddie is unlikely to exceed the 20-minute mark as a reserve, so there's no reason to give him a second thought in standard fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 1:05 pm
  • P.J. Hairston out Tuesday against Knicks
    P.J. Hairston (right quad contusion) will miss Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Hairston will be replaced in the starting lineup by Marvin Williams at small forward and Cody Zeller will start at power forward on Tuesday. Jeremy Lamb (shoulder) and Jeremy Lin will also see an increase in minutes for as long as Hairston is out. Tuesday, 8:40 am
  • James Harden scores 16 points in loss
    James Harden scored just 16 points in Monday's loss to the Celtics, adding three assists, one board and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Harden was careless with the ball and turned it over four times and he wasn't overly aggressive either with just 10 shot attempts on the night. The Rockets as a whole have been pretty terrible this season, but Harden should eventually get it going and it's way too early to be concerned. The Rockets will take on the Blazers on Wednesday. Monday, 9:31 pm
  • Mike Conley scores 22 points vs. OKC
    Mike Conley made 8-of-13 from the field for 22 points during a 122-114 win over the Thunder on Monday, adding four rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He disappeared earlier this month, but Conley has really picked it up in his last two. He had his most efficient game today and it was just his second game without a turnover on the season. The buy-low window is closing quickly for a potential top-10 fantasy point guard. Monday, 9:17 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 20 points vs. OKC
    Jeff Green had a nice revenge game against the Thunder on Monday with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: After a goose egg on Nov. 11, Green has really picked it up. In his last three, he's averaged 18.3 points, 4.7 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 treys. He's also played at least 30 minutes in all of those games. Green isn't really a high-upside guy, so he's not a terrific grab. That said, if you want to grab him and see if he can keep it going, it's not a bad idea. Monday, 9:13 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
  • Super Mario Chalmers scores 29 points vs. OKC
    Mario Chalmers was unbelievable against the Thunder on Monday, making 6-of-13 from the field for 29 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He made 13-of-15 from the line after going 10-of-10 from the line on Sunday. Chalmers is certainly doing quite well with his new team as the Grizzlies look to add some perimeter scoring. He's obviously not going to be this good, but he's worth a look in standard leagues while he's hot like this. If Jeremy Lamb can turn it around on a new team, why can't Super Nintendo Chalmers? Monday, 9:08 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 40 with 14 dimes
    Russell Westbrook was at it again during a 122-114 loss on Monday, scoring 40 points with four rebounds, 14 assists, three steals, five 3-pointers and eight turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: His five 3-pointers matched his career high. Westbrook scored 29 points in the second half, which was almost half of OKC's points in those 24 minutes. Kevin Durant (hamstring) is going to miss at least one more game, so expect Westbrook to go berserk against the Pelicans on Wednesday. Monday, 9:04 pm
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