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  • Jeff Teague struggles vs. Spurs
    Jeff Teague scored six points with three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: Yuck. Teague had one of the best lines last night, but he didn't have it tonight. For this year and last year, Teague's shooting percentage is worse on the second night of a back-to-back than on any other night with 1-3 days of rest. He's fine, obviously. Today, 8:03 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll in a shooting slump
    DeMarre Carroll made 1-of-8 from the field for four points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's now down to just 38.3 percent from the field after this one. Carroll just cannot make mid-range jumpers anywhere close to what he made last year and maybe adjusting to his teammates has caused the long adjustment period. He's still a buy-low player despite it taking longer than expected. Today, 7:01 pm
  • Brick Wall: John Wall hits 6-of-25 from field
    John Wall couldn't get his shot going against the Raptors on Saturday, making 6-of-25 from the field for 18 points with three rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: To make matters worse, he missed two free throws with three seconds left to open the door for a Cory Joseph game-winning trey. Wall dropped below 40 percent from the field on the tonight and is at 39.0 now. He's only putting up mid-round value on the year and is pretty close to rock bottom. He's an obvious buy-low player. Today, 6:36 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi will start on Saturday vs. the Warriors with Willie Cauley-Stein moving to the bench.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) is out and head coach George Karl usually bases his lineups on the matchup, so it makes sense to go small against the Warriors. Casspi should see around 30 minutes tonight and is worth plugging into most lineups. Today, 6:28 pm
  • Jrue Holiday will play limited minutes on Sat
    Jrue Holiday will play limited minutes (around 15) on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Holiday got into some foul trouble on Friday and played just 13 minutes, but it's very encouraging to see that the Pelicans feel comfortable enough to play him on the second night of a back-to-back set. Ish Smith should still see plenty of run and has been on fire, so his owners should keep him plugged in their lineups. As for Holiday, his owners should probably leave him on the bench. Today, 4:40 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (illness) will play Saturday
    Wesley Matthews (illness) will play vs. the Nuggets on Saturday.

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

    Advice: He received an excused absence and hopefully everything is OK with Favors. While he's out, it'll likely be Trevor Booker is likely going to start despite his awful season -- Trey Lyles could wind up starting again, too. Expect to see more of Joe Ingles, but Booker is probably your best bet in DFS. Today, 4:24 pm
  • Donald Sloan out on Saturday
    Donald Sloan (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Hopefully it's just a cold. Sloan is not in the rotation. Today, 3:18 pm
  • Jrue Holiday expected to play Saturday
    Jrue Holiday is expected to be available to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Well, this is interesting. We still don't have official confirmation, but this is fairly credible information. Holiday only played 13 minutes on Friday due to foul trouble, so that may have helped him here. He'll likely have a sharpest minutes cap tonight, so he's not a strong play. If you were going to use Ish Smith, this shouldn't change your mind much. Today, 1:49 pm
  • SVG says Jennings doesn't have quickness yet
    Stan Van Gundy said that Brandon Jennings (Achilles) doesn't have his quickness back yet.

    Advice: "He doesn’t have his quickness back," Van Gundy said. "He’s a ways away but he’s getting there. He can do pretty much everything. It’s just getting back into being able to play at that tempo. There’s definitely been progress but he’s still a ways away." This isn't a huge surprise considering Jennings is expected to return around Christmas, but it's encouraging that he is basically doing everything in practice and it sounds like his workload should increase soon. Reggie Jackson is locked in as the starting point guard, so it's hard to imagine Jennings making an impact in standard leagues when he returns. Today, 6:46 am
  • Dante Cunningham scores two points
    Dante Cunningham played 20 minutes during a 111-90 loss to the Clippers on Friday with five rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: He's likely looking at more minutes at power forward with Anthony Davis (knee) getting hurt tonight. Davis shouldn't be out for long with no structural damage, so Cunningham is only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. He has a low usage rate anyway. Today, 12:53 am
  • Jrue Holiday likely going to be out Saturday
    Jrue Holiday is expected to sit out on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He had a bad run on Friday against the Clippers, scoring seven points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in just 13 minutes. Hopefully, there was no aggravation here, but his owners shouldn't be expecting Holiday to play on Saturday anyway. Ish Smith time. Today, 12:48 am
  • Alonzo Gee gets 33 minutes
    Alonzo Gee scored two points with six rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 33 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Even with all this playing time, Gee is likely going to see his minutes come down once Tyreke Evans (knee) returns. That should happen within the next 1-3 games. Today, 12:44 am
  • Omri Casspi puts up nice effort in loss
    Omri Casspi scored 15 points against the Wolves on Friday with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He continues to log major minutes at power forward, which should continue until DeMarcus Cousins (back) is back. Casspi has 10th-round value on the season, but that value is somewhat inflated due to Boogie and Rudy Gay missing time this season. Today, 12:06 am
  • Darren Collison scored 10 points in loss
    Darren Collison scored 10 points off the bench against the Wolves on Friday with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He got destroyed on a pick from Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter, but he seems to be OK. Collison has some low-end value in standard leagues, so give him a look if you need a point guard. You can check out the pick in the link below. Today, 12:02 am
  • Jeff Teague goes off against the Grizzlies
    Jeff Teague was awesome during a 116-101 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, making 5-of-7 from the field and all six from the line for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: That's a 100.0 true shooting percentage and scoring 20 points with just one turnover and seven dimes is the most efficient line for point guards tonight. Teague's ankle injury is obviously behind him, but feel free to check back to make sure he's a go on a back-to-back set. Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Pat Beverley gets 32 minutes in start
    Patrick Beverley played 32 minutes in his first start of the season on Friday, scoring five points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This is a typical Pat-Bev line, but his owners will definitely take it. If he's going to get minutes close to 30, he should have enough value in standard leagues. Of course, he's been injury prone, so he's not a must-grab player or anything. Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Ty Lawson gets 16 minutes
    Ty Lawson played 16 minutes on Friday with four points, three assists, one steal and three turnovers against the 76ers.

    Advice: Hey, at least it was more than three minutes, but Lawson still hasn't looked like himself. This game isn't enough to pick him back up in most leagues. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Danny Green hits three 3-pointers in win
    Danny Green sank three 3-pointers during Friday's win over the Nuggets, but added just nine points, four boards, one steal and two turnovers through 27 minutes.

    Advice: Green has now hit multiple 3-pointers in his previous three outings, but he hasn't brought much else to the stat sheet during that span with averages of just 11.0 points, 5.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. The talent is there, and the minutes have been consistent, so owners are going to just need to stay patient and hope that the defensive stats start coming. For what it's worth, Green has been at least a mid-round asset since the 2012-13 season, so it doesn't seem likely he'll be this bad for the entire year. Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Patrick Beverley will start vs. 76ers
    Patrick Beverley will start against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his first start of the season. The Rockets haven't got much out of their point guard spot all season, so Beverley should be getting minutes in the mid 20s. He's a solid pickup in 14-team leagues right now and is worth a look in stanard leagues, too. Yesterday, 4:39 pm
  • Rockets may alter starting lineup vs. Philly
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he may alter his starting lineup vs. the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The most likely move is shifting Patrick Beverley into the starting lineup ahead of Jason Terry. Ty Lawson played only three minutes on Wednesday and might not even be in the rotation, allowing Beverley and Terry to split the PG minutes between them. Yesterday, 3:31 pm
  • Teague, Korver, Sefolosha probable for Friday
    Jeff Teague (ankle), Kyle Korver (ankle rehab) and Thabo Sefolosha (ankle rehab) are also listed as probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: All these guys are healthy and they played their usual minutes on Wednesday. They've had a full day off to recover, and there's no reason to believe that any of these guys will spend Friday's game on the sidelines. Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Omri Casspi headed for more minutes?
    Following the Kings 129-118 win over the Bucks on Wednesday, George Karl hinted that Omri Casspi could be getting more consistent minutes in the Kings rotation.

    Advice: "I think I need to keep Omri in with Rudy [Gay] as much as possible," said Karl. "It seems that combination really complements with size there and also the ability to find a mismatch situation that is beneficial to us." Casspi's minutes tend to trend up when DeMarcus Cousins (back) is sidelined, but if Karl wants to continue giving Casspi and Gay minutes together, Willie Cauley-Stein's playing time could suffer. It'll be interesting to see how Karl's rotations shake out once DMC is back on the court, but Omri is worth a speculative add in deep leagues after scoring 19 points during Wednesday's win. Thursday, 2:19 pm
  • John Wall thinks Wiz made late-game mistake
    John Wall said the Wizards shouldn't have rested he and Bradley Beal at the same time during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Hornets.

    Advice: Wall and Beal both sat for the first part of the fourth quarter and Wall thinks it helped contribute to the loss. "I feel like we can’t have me and Brad sitting," said Wall. "That’s just my opinion. Coach makes the decision he feels is best for us. I just feel like one of us has to be in in that situation because when you’re on the road, this is the time when you can step on them." Frustrations aside, Wall has been struggling for the last couple weeks, but is too talented for fantasy owners to bench as a turnaround should be around the corner. Thursday, 9:55 am
  • Ty Lawson won't speak to coach about minutes
    Ty Lawson said he won't speak to Rockets interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff about his decreased playing time.

    Advice: Lawson played just under three minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies, but said he would accept his role in (or out) of the Rockets rotation. "Man, I'm just down for whatever [it takes] for the team to win," Lawson said. "Whatever the coach thinks, whatever my role needs to be or anything like that, I'm down to do." While Lawson has potential, he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues due to his new diminished playing time. Thursday, 6:54 am
  • Derrick Favors scores 22 points in win
    Derrick Favors scored 22 points against the Clippers during a 102-92 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: While he didn't have his best defensive game with one-on-one defense, Favors lit it up with his shooting line of 10-of-15 from the field. He has seen exceptional growth as a shooter and isn't just a guy who can score from within three feet anymore. He has second-round value on the season and most signs point to him maintaining that value. Wednesday, 11:49 pm
  • 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
  • Patrick Beverley gets 19 minutes in return
    Patrick Beverley played 19 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring four points with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: It was hardly a good game, but this is a positive for Beverley because Ty Lawson is moving out of the rotation. After the holiday, Beverley should be considered as the favorite to start against the 76ers on Friday. Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays three minutes, takes 0 shots
    Ty Lawson played three minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday and had no stats.

    Advice: No shots, no turnovers, no fouls and no assists. Lawson is basically out of the rotation right now and can be dropped in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 18 points vs. Bucks
    Darren Collison scored 18 points against the Bucks on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings ran an air-tight, eight-man rotation, so there were good stats to go all around. Collison has a nice fantasy floor and he's been logging about 10 minutes per game at shooting guard right now. He's worth a look in standard leagues if you need a well-balanced guard. Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Omri Casspi has a terrific game
    Omri Casspi scored 19 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gets a ton of run at both forward spots and he benefited from DeMarcus Cousins (back) not playing tonight. Casspi put up mid-round value the last time Boogie had to miss games, so he's worth a look at any depth for owners seeking short-term value. Cousins won't be out long, though. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Jeff Teague gets 22/5/5 with two steals
    Jeff Teague warmed up in Wednesday's road loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-17 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs, with five rebounds, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: Teague sank one 3-pointer and turned the ball over only twice in 34 minutes, looking like his old self after a few quiet games following his ankle injury. He'll wrap up the week with two tough road games in San Antonio (Friday) and Memphis (Saturday). Wednesday, 8:42 pm
  • John Wall's season-high six steals squandered
    John Wall stole the ball a season-high six times on Wednesday, adding 14 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds and six assists in a tough road defeat.

    Advice: Wall's career-high is nine steals and he's now averaging 2.4 per game this season, good for fourth place in the NBA behind Jae Crowder, Stephen Curry and Kyle Lowry. It wasn't all positive for Wall tonight, however, as he also shot 6-of-18 from the field with a team-high five turnovers. Wednesday, 6:46 pm
  • Pat Beverley says he's 'definitely playing'
    Pat Beverley (ankle) said he's "definitely playing" against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: Beverley is a tough guy and if it's up to him, he's playing. He has a decent chance to start tonight and has some value in deeper leagues. Jason Terry would play less and possibly Ty Lawson. Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Carroll looking forward to matchup with LBJ
    DeMarre Carroll said he is looking forward to guarding LeBron James during Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: "It's a great opportunity for me, great opportunity for this team," Carroll said. "Just to play the Cleveland Cavaliers, the best team in the East right now so if you can't get ready for this game, you're not a real NBA player." When Carroll was with the Hawks, he defeated James' teams four out of six times, and he'll look to make things difficult for James tonight. Carroll will likely spend most the evening guarding James, so offense will be an afterthought for The Junkyard Dog, making him a slightly less attractive play in daily leagues. Wednesday, 11:07 am
  • Beverley (ankle) goes through shootaround
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) was a full participant during shootaround, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley seems on track to make his return on Wednesday, but he's going to come off the bench and his minutes will be monitored, making him an unattractive option in most leagues. Beverley could conceivably start for the Rockets at some point, but he's likely headed for a three-way timeshare with Jason Terry and Ty Lawson; meaning at best he could only be viewed as a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Wednesday, 9:14 am
  • Ty Lawson embracing bench role with Houston
    Ty Lawson said that coming off the bench in Houston can be a positive as it will give him more opportunity to have the ball in his hands, and play his game.

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

    Advice: Beverley is questionable to play Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but if he does get on to the court following a five-game absence, he will continue to come off the bench and Bickerstaff will be cautious with his minutes. Bickerstaff said he likes the leadership that Jason Terry brings, which is why Terry will continue to start, and it's looking like this could turn into a three-way timeshare at the point guard slot in Houston between JET, Ty Lawson and Beverley; which isn't great from a fantasy standpoint. Wednesday, 7:43 am
  • Jeff Teague starts, nearly double-doubles
    Jeff Teague started on Tuesday and had 16 points, nine assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-19 shooting in 26 minutes in a win over the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague's ankle injury appears to be behind him and he should continue to roll as one of the league's more reliable point guards. Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) will start on Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will start against the Celtics on Tuesday, sending Dennis Schroder back to the bench.

    Advice: Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha, Paul Millsap and Al Horford will join Teague in the starting unit for tonight's contest. Teague should see his minutes increased tonight after making it through Saturday's game unscathed, so make sure you have him active. Schroder's value will take a hit as he returns to the bench. Tuesday, 3:27 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) practices on Tuesday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) practiced on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley is on track to play Wednesday, although interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that Jason Terry will still be the starting point guard upon Beverley's return. JET as the starting point is not a trend that's likely to continue once Beverley is fully up to speed, but this is very bad news for Ty Lawson owners as his minutes will head even further south with Patrick active. Beverley won't score a lot of points, but he should be able to do enough with steals and 3-pointers to warrant a roster spot in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 12:13 pm
  • Danny Green scores 18 points
    Danny Green scored 18 points during a win over the Suns on Monday, adding six rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Here we go. In his last five, Green averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.2 steals and 2.2 treys on 40.8 percent from the field. The treys are coming around, but Green just hasn't been getting the defensive stats for some reason. Green still has just 15th-round value on the year, so his owners are still hot little potatoes right now. He should be trending up soon and is not at risk of losing his playing time. Keep him owned in all standard leagues. Monday, 10:58 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
  • Omri Casspi gets 27 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi played 27 minutes off the bench on Monday with six points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a ton of stretch four tonight, which could continue if DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) needs to miss time, Casspi had his best run of the season while Boogie was out, so he's worth a speculative add in 14-team leagues. Boogie shouldn't be out for long, though. Monday, 8:30 pm
  • Darren Collison gets 29 minutes
    Darren Collison played 29 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with seven points, three rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He is in a slump since his return, making 5-of-22 from the field in his last two games combined. Coach George Karl really likes to use Collison and he's getting a nice amount of run at shooting guard. There's really no need to add him right now, but he certainly has the upside to have value in standard leagues. Monday, 8:26 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague returned to action on Saturday against the Cavs and scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes, but he did mention after the game that he was dealing with some tightness in his ankle. He is still fully expected to play, so owners should simply verify his status prior to tip-off before plugging him into lineups. Monday, 6:15 pm
  • Casspi starts 2nd half, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Omri Casspi started the second half in place of Willie Cauley-Stein on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: Kings head coach George Karl keeps rookie WCS on a very short leash, so don't read too much into this. Casspi is a favorite of Karl's, but his value is held in check when Rudy Gay is active. Monday, 5:31 pm
  • Darren Collison will come off the bench Mon
    Darren Collison will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Rudy Gay (shoulder) will return to action and will draw the start at small forward, so this isn't too big of a surprise. Kings head coach George Karl said that he liked how Collison played as a starter, but also added that he wants him to lead the second unit for now. Collison should still see close to 30 minutes off the bench, so owners in standard leagues should hold onto him and see how this plays out. Monday, 2:59 pm
  • Pat Beverley up in the air for Wednesday
    Pat Beverley (ankle) will go through practice on Tuesday and coach B.J. Bickerstaff said "we'll see" regarding his status for Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rockets rested Beverley on Monday after they gave him extra work on Sunday. Beverley will likely be in the starting lineup and should find minutes in the mid 20s. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Monday, 12:46 pm
  • Wes Matthews hits four 3-pointers vs. OKC
    Wesley Matthews drained four 3-pointers to finish Sunday's road loss with 18 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal, and he walked off a hard fall in the fourth quarter.

    Advice: Matthews took a horrible shot just before the final buzzer but most of the night he had it going, a rarity since he came in shooting 33.0 percent on the season. Inconsistency is to be expected as he returns from Achilles surgery, and his owners should note that Dallas plays back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Sunday, 6:47 pm
  • Alonzo Gee plays well in 38 minutes vs. Suns
    Alonzo Gee started at SF again on Sunday and posted eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals, with only one turnover in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Gee seems to have locked up the starting job in Tyreke Evans' absence, as Luke Babbitt (four points in eight minutes) failed to capitalize on five starts earlier in the year. Gee benefited from the frenetic pace of Sunday's game, and isn't worth owning with Tyreke Evans (knee) nearing a return. Sunday, 6:03 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores 21 pts w/ four steals
    DeMarre Carroll was extremely effective during Sunday's win over the Clippers, tallying 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting (3-of-3 from the stripe), five boards, two 3-pointers, four steals and just one turnover through 39 minutes of action.

    Advice: Carroll posted a sterling true shooting percentage of 71.1 in this one, and he didn't even miss a shot until the third quarter. DeMarre was recently quoted saying his foot is feeling "way better," after he was rested for three games in early-November, and the high minutes totals (36.2 minutes per game since his return) would indicate that the plantar fasciitis issue is now behind him. Unfortunately, the Raptors are headed for just a two-game week, so those in weekly formats may want to consider leaving The Junkyard Dog on their bench. Sunday, 3:27 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays 17 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson failed to score in 17 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Knicks, adding two boards, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Lawson's fantasy value is laughable at the moment and he now has averages of 4.8 points and 3.4 assists over his last five games. If you were still contemplating holding onto Lawson prior to Saturday's game, you probably just got your answer. With Patrick Beverley (ankle) hoping to return on Wednesday and the Rockets falling to 5-9 on the season, don't be surprised if Lawson falls completely out of the rotation. Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) returns to action
    Jeff Teague returned on Saturday during a 109-97 loss to the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He said he had some tightness in his ankle after the game, which is to be expected. Teague came off the bench and started the second half after missing three games. He did have some problems with his left ankle last season, but the Hawks are off until Nov. 24 and that should help. His owners will probably want to check back on Monday before setting their lineups. Saturday, 7:11 pm
  • Jeff Teague starts the second half Saturday
    Jeff Teague started the second half of Saturday's game vs. the Cavs in place of Dennis Schroder.

    Advice: Schroder picked up three fouls in the first half and Teague was playing fantastic, so this isn't a surprise. Teague is going to be the starter going forward anyways, as the Hawks brought him off the bench tonight just to be cautious with him. Saturday, 5:53 pm
  • Darren Collison scores nine in start
    Darren Collison started at shooting guard on Saturday against the Magic with nine points on 2-of-11 from the field, two rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings staggered his minutes a little bit with Rajon Rondo to give Collison six minutes as the backup point guard. While the output wasn't there, the high minute total is encouraging for Collison. He's more of a late-round player with limited upside, but he's worth owning in standard leagues while Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Saturday, 5:23 pm
  • Omri Casspi gets 32 minutes off bench
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points off the bench on Saturday against the Magic, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He played a lot of power forward tonight in what turned out to be a lot of small ball in this game. Casspi will be getting plenty of minutes regardless of role for as long as Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Gay is only day-to-day, so give Casspi a look if you're looking for some short-term value in the 60-90 range. Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • Teague available, unclear how much he plays
    Jeff Teague (ankle) is available to play against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He might not be playing at all or he could come off the bench. His fantasy owners should not have high hopes and chances are Dennis Schroder puts up better numbers tonight. Saturday, 4:15 pm
  • Collison joins McLemore and Rondo in 1st unit
    Darren Collison will start against the Magic on Saturday next to Rajon Rondo and Ben McLemore.

    Advice: Presumably, the Kings will give Collison the C.J. McCollum treatment and stagger his minutes with Rondo, which is good news for both Rondo and Collison. Both players are worth using in DFS tonight and Collison is worth owning in standard leagues. Saturday, 12:54 pm
  • Omri Casspi isn't starting for Kings vs. ORL
    Coach George Karl said the Kings will start three guards next to Willie Cauley-Stein and DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Interesting. This could be the coach playing mind games, but if he's telling the truth that would mean Omri Casspi is coming off the bench. Ben McLemore and Rajon Rondo will almost certainly be two of the three guards while Marco Belinelli or Darren Collison will be the third guard -- probably Collison. Still, Casspi has some good value along with a hot B-Mac. Saturday, 12:51 pm
  • Wesley Matthews hits 3-of-12 shots in win
    Wesley Matthews couldn't get anything to drop during Friday's win over the Jazz, scoring just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting to go with one assist, one rebound and one block over 32 minutes.

    Advice: Matthews is currently in one of the worst shooting slumps of his career, connecting on just 32.3 percent of his shot attempts through the month of November. It is encouraging to see the veteran earning playing time in the 30s coming off an Achilles injury, but the fact that he's currently only knocking down a mere 25 percent of his wide open looks is a bit concerning. Achilles injuries can be career altering. Friday, 11:48 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
  • 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
  • Danny Green scores six with eight boards
    Danny Green matched a season-high eight rebounds against the Pelicans on Friday with six points, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's finally starting to come around here. In his last five Green has made 45.5 percent from deep with averages of 8.0 points, 4.2 boards, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 treys. He's still been garbage on two-point shots and has no steals, so he's not "back" yet. His minutes are still there and he's still a buy-low player. Friday, 9:37 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays just 16 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson played a season-low 16 minutes during Friday's loss to Memphis, tallying just eight points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with four assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The defensive stats were nice, but the minutes and shooting percentage were far from encouraging. Since interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has taken over, Lawson has headed to the bench and his minutes have taken a major hit. Lawson also isn't doing much to prove he belongs on the court, connecting a career-worst 31.8 percent of his shot attempts, and his outlook isn't great with the impending return of Patrick Beverley (ankle). While he shouldn't be this bad for an entire season, he hasn't given his owners many reasons to not send him to the waiver wire. Friday, 9:17 pm
  • Brandon Jennings (Achilles) plays w/ contact
    Brandon Jennings (Achilles surgery) played full-contact 1-on-1 against Spencer Dinwiddie on Friday.

    Advice: Jennings is targeting a return in late December and it sounds like he's on pace, having recently gone through some full-court 4-on-4 work. The fact that he went full-contact vs. Dinwiddie is another encouraging step in his long rehabilitation, but right now he's only worth stashing in deeper leagues -- he's likely to be on a minute-limit upon his return, and Reggie Jackson is locked in as the Pistons' starting PG. Friday, 3:31 pm
  • Jrue Holiday (rest) will start on Friday
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will start vs. the Spurs on Friday with Ish Smith moving to the bench.

    Advice: Holiday will still be limited to 25 minutes of action, so his owners may want to consider benching him with 11 games on the schedule tonight. His workload should start to increase as we approach the new year, so he should be owned in most leagues unless you're desperate to win right now. Friday, 9:22 am
  • Bickerstaff not blaming Lawson for slow start
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff doesn't blame Ty Lawson for the Rockets' slow start and put him in the second unit so that he could have the ball in hands more,

    Advice: Additionally, Bickerstaff inserted Jason Terry in the starting lineup because the Rockets had some success with him in the first unit last season. "This was something we were comfortable with," Bickerstaff said. "We played that way most of the playoffs last year. With the change, we thought it was time for a little more change. It's not Ty's fault. He was not the cause of the problem. It was something we tried to get back to a comfort level." Lawson scored two points in 20 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Wednesday, and his minutes could be in even more danger when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns. Lawson is far from a must-own player. Friday, 6:33 am
  • Darren Collison scores nine off the bench
    Darren Collison scored nine points in 21 minutes against the Heat on Thursday, adding just one assist.

    Advice: Rajon Rondo looked great and Ben McLemore was in a groove, so Collison's playing time came down from his 28-minute outing on Wednesday. He should have better games than this one, especially if Rudy Gay needs to miss time. Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 16 points
    Omri Casspi scored 16 points in the starting lineup on Thursday with six rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

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

    Advice: The Kings used a small-ball lineup in three of their four games without DeMarcus Cousins and the one exception was against the Memphis Grizzlies -- a big team. Casspi should see a ton of minutes with Rudy Gay logging lots of his playing time at power forward tonight, making him a nice option in DFS. Thursday, 4:06 pm
  • Ty Lawson pleads guilty to Denver DUI
    Ty Lawson pled guilty to driving while his ability was impaired, as well as failure to drive in a single lane during his court appearance in Denver on Thursday.

    Advice: Lawson was also arrested this summer in Los Angeles for another suspected DUI, and he's due in court later this week for that offense. Lawson's official sentencing for the Denver DUI is scheduled to take place in January, and with him pleading guilty, he'll very likely receive a suspension from the league. It's unclear if he'll be available to play Friday against the Grizzlies, but with how horrible he's been, owners should probably just leave him on their bench for now. Thursday, 2:27 pm
  • 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
  • Ty Lawson (personal) misses practice Thursday
    Ty Lawson was not at Thursday's practice because of his court date in Denver.

    Advice: Lawson absence from Thursday's practice shouldn't affect his status for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, although he's been playing so horribly as of late that owners may want to consider benching him until he can string a few good games together. Thursday, 11:40 am
  • Ty Lawson says he's good w/ coming off bench
    Ty Lawson said he's fine with coming off the bench if it helps the team.

    Advice: Lawson has struggled mightily this season and scored just two points off the bench on Wednesday against the Blazers. While Lawson has upside, he's not an undroppable player and fantasy owners should feel free to cut ties if it helps them add a higher performing asset. Thursday, 6:30 am
  • 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
  • DeMarre Carroll scores just seven
    DeMarre Carroll made 2-of-8 from the field for seven points during a 93-89 loss to the Jazz on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Even though the shooting line isn't pretty, he was able to contribute some defense and treys. Carroll continues to struggle with his shot, but there's been no indication of him still dealing with his foot injury. He's still a buy-low guy. Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores 18 pts in 33 minutes
    Wes Matthews scored 18 points in 33 minutes of action vs. the Celtics, hitting 4-of-12 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs with three 3-pointers, two rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: He also stole the ball once and the high playing time is an encouraging sight. Although Matthews may continue to sit out during back-to-back sets, he's made far more progress than could have been expected for a veteran coming off Achilles surgery. Wednesday, 8:09 pm
  • Darren Collison returns, scores seven points
    Darren Collison returned to the lineup on Wednesday against the Hawks with seven points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't appear to be limited after missing almost two weeks. Collison was playing some of his best basketball of the season before his injury and coach George Karl even benched Rajon Rondo in most of the second half in the last game Collison was healthy. He should be owned in standard leagues. Wednesday, 7:32 pm
  • Darren Collison will play against the Hawks
    Darren Collison (hamstring) will play against the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: There is no word on if he'll be limited, but we probably won't see 48 minutes of Rajon Rondo. Collison was outplaying Rondo in a big way before the injury, so we'll see what happens tonight. Collison is worth a look in standard leagues. Wednesday, 3:51 pm
  • Brandon Jennings (Achilles) making progress
    Brandon Jennings participated in some full court, 4-on-4 work for 10 minutes during Wednesday's practice, and head coach Stan Van Gundy said that he remains on track to return around December 25.

    Advice: This is the first time that Jennings has got through any full court work, and he's slowly but surely making steady progress in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles. He'll come off the bench in Detroit this season, and will likely have a hard cap on his minutes for at least the first month of his return, so it's still a bit too early to stash him in standard formats. Wednesday, 11:21 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
  • DeMarre Carroll records six steals in loss
    DeMarre Carroll recorded six steals in Tuesday's loss to the Warriors, adding 17 points, two assists, two boards and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Carroll has now played in three straight games after missing time due to plantar fasciitis, and the fact that he played 39 minutes tonight is a very encouraging sign. Carroll is known for his toughness and he should be fine going forward, so expect his fantasy value to start trending up. Tuesday, 10:58 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
  • Dante Cunningham gets big minutes at center
    Dante Cunningham played 31 minutes against the Nuggets with 11 points, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: He saw most of his minutes at center because Anthony Davis (shoulder) got hurt, Omer Asik (illness) didn't play, and Alexis Ajinca was a no show. Cunningham isn't exactly a stat factory, but the Pelicans would have no choice but to give him shots if AD is out. He's worth a speculative add in 16-team leagues right now. Tuesday, 9:54 pm
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