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  • Trey Burke plays 22 minutes
    Trey Burke (back) played 22 minutes against the Warriors on Monday with four points, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: He's really been trending down after a very nice start. Burke is losing a lot of playing time to Alec Burks at the point, so Burke isn's really worth owning in standard leagues right now. 34 minutes ago
  • McCollum records first career double-double
    C.J. McCollum recorded his first career double-double with 12 points, 10 assists, four boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: The 10 assists were a career high, but Monday's game was the first time this season that he failed to score at least 15 points. He shot just 4-of-15 from the field and had four turnovers tonight, but he's going to have to step up in a big way on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks if Damian Lillard (illness) is unable to play. 49 minutes ago
  • Jimmy Butler has low scoring game
    Jimmy Butler made 5-of-9 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 40 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: He admitted he's been dealing with a heel issue. "Hopefully it doesn't get worse," Butler said. "Get some treatment and be ready to go Wednesday ... there's nothing I can do about it." It sounds like it could be a plantar fasciitis issue, which might linger for a while. If you're going to trade him because you're worried about it getting worse, you should get top-15 value back. 52 minutes ago
  • Lillard (abdominal pain) uncertain for Tues
    Damian Lillard (abdominal pain) said that he is unsure if he will be able to play against the Mavericks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lillard left Monday's game against the Clippers after just 17 minutes, but he believes his illness may be due to something he ate. He said it was too early to tell if he would play vs. the Mavs, but he made it clear that he would need to improve physically for that to happen. For what it's worth, Lillard has never missed a game in his NBA career. C.J. McCollum would benefit the most if Lillard misses time, while Tim Frazier would step into the rotation as well. 57 minutes ago
  • Doug McDermott scores 12 off bench
    Doug McDermott scored 12 points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

    Advice: His 30 minutes matched a season high with the other outing coming in a garbage time-filled loss. McDermott's minutes were trending up before he was ill on Friday with six minutes, so he might be able to play in the 24-29 range going forward. He still doesn't do anything outside of score, so he's not a great add in standard formats. Today, 10:39 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute draws another start
    Luc Mbah a Moute drew another start on Monday vs. the Blazers and scored four points with five boards and one assist in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He attempted just three shots on the night and his role is basically just to defend. He doesn't have much upside and it's not a lock that he will continue to start, so he's a very shaky option even in deep leagues. Today, 10:33 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 23 points with 6 dimes
    Blake Griffin scored 23 points with eight boards, six assists, one block and one steal in Monday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Griffin shot 8-of-19 from the field and 7-of-10 from the charity stripe, so it was business as usual for the superstar forward. Chris Paul went down with a rib injury and his status for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers is up in the air, so Griffin may be asked to do more playmaking on offense if CP3 misses some action. Griffin is still comfortably returning first-round value in standard leagues. Today, 10:30 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores 18 points, misses 20 FT
    DeAndre Jordan hit 12-of-32 free throws in Mondays win over the Blazers, finishing with 18 points, 24 boards, two blocks and one steal in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Even with the game no longer in doubt, the Blazers hacked him continuously in the fourth quarter and he wasn't able to capitalize. Jordan's owners are probably punting free throws anyways and he was an animal on the glass as usual with a season-high 24 boards, so they won't be too upset. In case you're wondering, Jordan tied Wilt Chamberlain for the most misses from the free throw line since the 1963-64 season. Today, 10:25 pm
  • Danny Green scores nine points
    Danny Green made 3-of-10 from the field for nine points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: He just can't get out of his own way this season, but he is showing some signs of life in his last five. In that span, he averaged 9.4 points, 4.4 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.2 treys. The bad news? He's made just 34.7 percent from the field in that run. He's been a disaster in the paint after being pretty decent from there in his career. His struggles are one of the longest anomalies in the past few seasons. Stick with him. Today, 10:16 pm
  • Kent Bazemore gets 22 minutes
    Kent Bazemore played 22 minutes against the Thunder on Monday with seven points, two rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Even though the minutes are down with him coming off the bench, he's still managed to put up decent stats. It's a little tough to project Bazemore's role because Thabo Sefolosha may be playing bigger minutes because of the matchups against elite small forwards. We'll see how the Hawks handle Thabo against DeMarre Carroll on Wednesday. Bazemore is still a hold right now. Today, 9:52 pm
  • Chris Paul (rib muscle strain) won't return
    Chris Paul has been diagnosed with a rib muscle strain and will not return to Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Paul has already missed three games this season due to a strained groin, but this latest injury obviously isn't related. Paul was holding his side a lot in the second half and was in obvious pain, but hopefully it's not too serious. For now, he should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers. Austin Rivers would likely start if Paul has to miss time, but Jamal Crawford would benefit the most. Paul finished with 10 points, six assists, three boards and two steals. Today, 9:30 pm
  • Serge Ibaka blocks four with 17 points
    Serge Ibaka blocked four shots against the Hawks on Monday with 17 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: It's his second game in a row with four blocks and third in his last four. Ibaka did see his blocks fall off before this recent outburst, but there was never any concern of it going away. He's played well in his last five, averaging 14.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.0 blocks, 0.4 steals and 0.2 treys on 56.1 percent from the field. After a mini slump, he'll be putting up early-round value in no time. Today, 9:30 pm
  • Damian Lillard (abdominal pain) out for game
    Damian Lillard (abdominal pain) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: There was no report of an injury prior to the game, but some of Portland's beat writers believe that he is dealing with a stomach bug which could explain the abdominal pain. For what it's worth, Lillard did not look good at all and was clearly struggling out there. Lillard has never missed a game in his career, but we'll consider him questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Dallas. If he can't play, expect C.J. McCollum to slide to point guard with Tim Frazier getting some minutes as the backup PG. Lillard finished with seven points in 17 minutes. Today, 9:22 pm
  • Patrick Beverley has a nice outing in loss
    Patrick Beverley scored 10 points with three rebounds, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: This is a typical Pat-Bev line with poor shooting, some defense and some treys. He has some decent low-end value in standard leagues and is worth a look in most eight- and nine-cat formats. Today, 9:08 pm
  • Andre Drummond misses 14 free throw attempts
    Andre Drummond made 10-of-15 from the field and 4-of-18 from the line for 24 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in just 27 minutes against the Rockets

    Advice: That is a lot of misses due to a Hack-A-Dre plan and it led to a very high usage rate of 37.8 tonight. Drummond's awful 6-of-29 from the line in his last two has dropped him to a woeful 38.2 percent from the line with 6.8 attempts per game on the year. He's seen his blocks and steals rise, but the foul shooting will severely cap his upside in standard leagues. Today, 9:06 pm
  • Darrell Arthur plays 21 minutes off bench
    Darrell Arthur came off the bench for Monday's game and scored four points with three boards and two steals in 21 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time could've been even worse, but the Nuggets were blown out of this one. In case it's not obvious, Arthur won't be a fantasy asset while the Nuggets are at full strength. Today, 9:00 pm
  • Trey Burke (back) will play on Monday
    Trey Burke (back) is active for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He played through the issue on Saturday and looked fine, so his status was never really in doubt. Burke's minutes have been trending down lately, so he's only worth owning in deeper leagues. Today, 6:12 pm
  • Darrell Arthur will come off the bench
    Darrell Arthur will come off the bench for Monday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried is healthy again and will rejoin the first unit, so this was an expected move. If you picked up Arthur recently, it's time to move on. Today, 4:56 pm
  • Jimmy Butler taking it easy in practice
    Jimmy Butler (foot) has been taking it easy in practice the past couple days.

    Advice: He's dealing with a heel issue and has been limping on occasion. Butler will be playing through it and hopefully the added rest in practice will help. Butler is putting up first-round value and his owners shouldn't be overly concerned. Today, 3:27 pm
  • Darrell Arthur working on his 3-point range
    Darrell Arthur has been working on his three-point range.

    Advice: Arthur connected on just 23.6 percent of his 110 3-point attempts last season, but he's 4-of-12 (33.3 percent) so far this season. "I've been working on it, just trying to stay consistent," Arthur said. "Just trying to find my way into the game. And lately, the shot has come to me." Arthur has played well when given the opportunity, averaging 12.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks on 56.1 percent in 30 minutes of action over four games as a starter. Today, 10:04 am
  • McCollum focused on proper shot technique
    C.J. McCollum has increased his focus on utilizing a proper shot technique.

    Advice: "Sometimes, my shot is a little flat," McCollum said. "I’m shooting more of a line drive, so I just remind myself that I’ve got to get it up." Over his last three games, McCollum has started to heat up again, making 27-of-50 shots, including 9-of-18 from behind the 3-point line. Today, 9:30 am
  • Jimmy Butler dealing with right foot injury
    Jimmy Butler is playing through an undisclosed right foot injury.

    Advice: "Man I don’t know what it is, but I’m playing through it," Butler said. The tough-as-nails swingman originally injured himself on November 20 vs. the Warriors and added he "wasn't sure" if he'd need an MRI. There is nothing to suggest Butler is going to miss time, but this will remain a concern so long as Butler is playing heavy minute and until he says it's a non-issue. Today, 6:07 am
  • Patrick Beverley racks up five steals Sunday
    Patrick Beverley racked up five steals in 34 minutes during Sunday's overtime road win, adding seven points, three rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: He turned the ball over just once and Houston is 2-0 with Bev in the starting lineup. He's never been a good source of assists, but contributes enough 3-pointers and steals to be worth owning now that the starting PG job is his to lose. Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute starts, plays 23 mins Sunday
    Luc Mbah a Moute started at SF vs. the Wolves and posted seven points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute hasn't cracked top-200 fantasy value since the 2010-11 season and he offers no upside as part of a timeshare with Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson and Wes Johnson. Deep league owners should give him a look while he's starting, but the vast majority should ignore him. Yesterday, 4:24 pm
  • Blake Griffin posts 26/8/8 in win vs. Wolves
    Blake Griffin scored 26 points while adding eight rebounds, eight assists and two blocks during Sunday's home win vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: He made 9-of-16 shots, including a 3-pointer, and went 7-of-9 at the free throw line. The Clips have now won two straight games, and three of their last four, bumping their record above .500 for the first time in nearly two weeks. Blake's fantasy owners have been reaping the benefits of his huge season, as he's currently holding first-round value in both 8-cat and 9-cat formats. Yesterday, 4:23 pm
  • Trey Burke (back) probable for Monday
    Trey Burke (back) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He played through the ailment on Saturday vs. the Pelicans and scored eight points in 15 minutes, but his playing time has started to trail off lately. He is fully expected to play on Monday, but he's better suited for deeper leagues. Yesterday, 3:53 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute will start on Sunday for LAC
    Luc Mbah a Moute will start in place of Wes Johnson for Sunday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: The Clippers can't seem to get consistent production out of guys like Johnson, Paul Pierce and Lance Stephenson, so now it's Mbah a Moute's turn. The veteran is averaging less than five minutes per game this season and is more of a defensive specialist, so there's no need to add him in any format. Yesterday, 11:00 am
  • Trey Burke scores eight in return
    Trey Burke scored eight points with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: He played well and made 3-of-6 from the field. The Jazz have become more and more fond of the three-wing lineup with Alec Burks at the point, so that doesn't bode well for Burke. He's more of a 14-team guy to own. Saturday, 9:51 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 29 in win over Lakers
    Damian Lillard scored 29 points in a win over the Lakers on Saturday with seven assists, four boards, one block and five treys in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He dropped 30 points on the Lakers last week, so his owners could see tonight's performance coming from a mile away. The Blazers may not have enough talent to make the playoffs, but they certainly have a bright future ahead of them with Lillard and C.J. McCollum leading the way. Lillard will get Chris Paul and the Clippers on Monday. Saturday, 9:44 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 28 with four treys
    C.J. McCollum predictably went off against the Lakers on Saturday, scoring 28 points with two boards, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: McCollum had his way with the woeful Lakers and hit 12-of-20 of his attempts from the field and was also 4-of-7 from deep. He's having a fantastic year in Portland and has been a top-50 player in standard leagues, and he is well on his way to winning the Most Improved Player Award this season. Saturday, 9:40 pm
  • Darrell Arthur looks good in start
    Darrell Arthur started against the Mavs on Saturday with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: As nice as this line is, Arthur's minutes should be trending down with Kenneth Faried likely to be in the starting lineup on Monday. Arthur has arguably been the best big man on the roster this month, so he might still be a hold in 16-team leagues. Coach Mike Malone seems to like him. Saturday, 9:00 pm
  • Kent Bazemore has decent game off bench
    Kent Bazemore came off the bench on Saturday with 11 points, seven rebounds and one block in 20 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He probably won't be sticking in the second unit for long and this move was probably due to the situation -- Kawhi Leonard is really good on offense and Bazemore just returned from injury. We would still consider Bazemore as a player trending up and worth owning in standard leagues. Saturday, 7:57 pm
  • Trey Burke (back) will play on Saturday
    Trey Burke (back) will play on Saturday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: After leaving Wednesday's game early and missing Friday's practice, this is great news for the Jazz and it likely means that his back issue isn't too serious. He should see his normal workload of around 21 minutes off the bench. Saturday, 6:10 pm
  • Kent Bazemore coming off the bench
    Kent Bazemore will come off the bench against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: Apparently, coach Mike Budenholzer has more confidence in Bazemore as a play maker and will move him to the second unit. He's also coming in off an ankle injury, so this might make it easier on him. Bazemore has been outstanding this season, so he should be owned in standard leagues. Although, his owners might want to be careful tonight on the off chance his minutes are cut. Saturday, 4:13 pm
  • Trey Burke (back) goes through shootaround
    Trey Burke (back) made it through shootaround and is questionable to play vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Burke wasn't able to return to Wednesday's game due to back spasms and sat out of practice on Friday, but it sounds like his status is trending in the right direction. With Rodney Hood (back) also questionable, we could see a lot of minutes from Alec Burks tonight. Raul Neto should benefit as well, but he's too risky to use in most leagues. Saturday, 10:06 am
  • Chris Paul scores 17 points in a win
    Chris Paul was in control on Friday during a 111-90 win over the Pelicans, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: A lot of people probably aren't happy with CP3 because he tried to get a foul off Anthony Davis (knee) in transition and it short of put Davis' knee in an awkward spot. That aside, Paul has 26 assists in his last three games to go with just two turnovers. He looks like he's back and over his groin injury. Saturday, 1:08 am
  • Kent Bazemore scores 14 points
    Kent Bazemore returned from a five-game absence on Friday with 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: That's a nice return for Bazemore, who was struggling before his ankle sprain last week. He was absolutely rolling earlier this month, so he should probably be owned in all leagues after this solid effort. Friday, 11:43 pm
  • Serge Ibaka makes 7-of-8 from field
    Serge Ibaka made 7-of-8 from the field for 14 points against the Pistons on Friday with four rebounds and four blocks in 32 minutes.

    Advice: That's a tidy line right there and further proof that Ibaka is just better when Kevin Durant is on the floor. Ibaka has 10 blocks in his last three games and still has just fifth-round value on the year, so he is a decent buy-low player with KD looking like he's all world again. Friday, 11:14 pm
  • Andre Drummond grabs just seven boards
    Andre Drummond grabbed a season-low seven boards against the Thunder on Friday with 15 points, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first game of the season without double-digit boards and he dropped his season average 0.7 per game to just 17.1 now. OKC is first in the NBA in rebounding rate on the season Drummond gets one of the better rebounding teams in the NBA on Sunday in Brooklyn -- the Nets are top four in rebounding rate in the last 10 games. Friday, 11:02 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. Friday, 10:41 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. Friday, 10:03 pm
  • Jimmy Butler fills the stat sheet
    Jimmy Butler filled up the stat sheet against the Pacers on Friday, scoring 16 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: As soon as the entire Bulls team realizes he's their best player, the better off they'll be. Fantasy owners probably realize he's their best player with Butler posting top-10 value on the year. He's a fantasy superstar. Jimmy's got some new moves ... again. Friday, 9:28 pm
  • Doug McDermott (illness) will not return Fri
    Doug McDermott left Friday's game against the Pacers with an illness, and will not return.

    Advice: McDermott will finish Friday's contest with just one rebound to his credit through six minutes of action. McDermott has been on quite the cold streak as of late, scoring in single figures in his previous three outings with just one 3-pointer over that span. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Friday, 7:10 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. Friday, 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. Friday, 3:31 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. Friday, 12:41 pm
  • 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. Friday, 10:09 am
  • 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. Thursday, 3:12 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 40 pts on 18-of-23 FGs
    Blake Griffin was brilliant on Wednesday, scoring 40 points on 18-of-23 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to defeat the visiting Jazz.

    Advice: Griffin sank 9-of-12 shots between 10-22 feet from the hoop tonight, and with his passing and ball-handling abilities it essentially made him unguardable. The Clippers lost anyway and they don't have much to be thankful for in terms of their on-court success -- after four straight wins to open the season, they've now lost eight of their past 11 games. Blake has the fifth-highest PER in the league at 27.3, trailing only LeBron, Durant, Westbrook and Curry, yet his team has a sub-.500 record. Wednesday, 11:48 pm
  • Chris Paul fills up boxscore in rough defeat
    Chris Paul filled up the stat sheet in a loss to Utah, notching 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

    Advice: He committed only two turnovers in 35 minutes and combined with Blake Griffin to score 64 points -- 70.3 percent of the Clippers' total. This game was a welcome sight for CP3's owners, as his scoring (16.7), FG percentage (44.4), 3-pointers (1.3), rebounds (3.5) and assists (8.5) have all been down compared to last year's numbers. Wednesday, 11:42 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan gets three steals, four blocks
    DeAndre Jordan posted eight points, 11 rebounds, three steals and four blocks in 32 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was the most combined steals and blocks DJ has recorded in November, but it was all for naught -- Utah's impressive defense shut down everyone not named Blake or Chris, and they managed to out-rebound the Clippers on their home court. Fantasy owners will still be pleased, as Jordan is once again posting top-10 value when you overlook his FT shooting. Wednesday, 11:38 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
  • 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
  • Andre Drummond's 18 & 20 lead Pistons to win
    Andre Drummond imposed his will against the Heat on Wednesday, finishing with 18 points, 20 boards, two steals, five blocks and only one turnover in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He used his strength to get position vs. Hassan Whiteside, the blocks were a season-high, and he only attempted one free throw (which he missed), all of which helped the Pistons snap a two-game losing streak. Drummond is on pace to be the first player to average at least 18 points and 17 rebounds since Moses Malone did it in 1978-79. Wednesday, 7:55 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • C.J. McCollum scores 18 in loss to Bulls
    C.J. McCollum hit 7-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, two rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: This wasn't one of his greatest games, but he still put up pretty solid numbers. The Blazers get the Lakers on Saturday, so CJM should have a big game as long as he's not on the bench late in a blowout. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
  • Damian Lillard has off night vs. Bulls
    Damian Lillard hit just 4-of-22 shots and missed all six of his 3-point attempts, but still filled the stat sheet with 19 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: Great players have a way of coming through for fantasy owners even when things aren't going well, and that was certainly the case for Lillard tonight. Look for him to get some redemption on Saturday against the Lakers. Tuesday, 10:13 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores season-high 18 points
    DeAndre Jordan scored a season-high 18 points in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets with 11 boards, three assists, four blocks and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets sent him to the foul line 25 times tonight and Jordan was able to connect on 12 of them. He's going to have more nights like this in which he obliterates your free throw percentage, but the guy is an animal when it comes to boards, blocks and FG percentage. Jordan now gets to look forward to a matchup with Rudy Gobert and the Jazz on Wednesday. Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • Chris Paul double-doubles in win Tuesday
    Chris Paul helped the Clippers snap a three-game losing streak with a win over the Nuggets on Tuesday, scoring 15 points with 10 assists.

    Advice: He also added two boards and three steals, and he broke out of his mini-slump by shooting 6-of-11 from the field. To top off his fantastic line, Paul didn't turn the ball over once. Paul's minutes have been a little lower lately and he has played an average of 30.5 minutes over his last four games, but that number should rise now that his groin issue is a thing of the past. Tuesday, 8:52 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. Nov 23, 10:58 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 15 with 15 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 15 points with 15 boards, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He started a new double-double streak with this one and still has double-digit boards in every game. Drummond did not do a great job protecting the paint and former teammate Greg Monroe had some success against him. Drummond is a good bet for over 70 double-doubles this season. Nov 23, 10:01 pm
  • Serge Ibaka struggles in win over Jazz
    Serge Ibaka struggled with foul trouble on Monday vs. the Jazz, finishing with 11 points, four boards, four blocks and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a decent line for Ibaka if you forget about his four turnovers. The Jazz are an incredible team on the defensive end with guys like Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors patrolling the paint, so Ibaka should have a much easier time against Thaddeus Young and the Nets on Wednesday. Nov 23, 9:35 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. Nov 23, 6:14 pm
  • 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. Nov 23, 10:38 am
  • Damian Lillard posts 30 points w/ 13 assists
    Damian Lillard dropped 30 points and a career-high 13 assists in Sunday's win over the Lakers, while chipping in three 3-pointers, six rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He shot 12-of-25 from the field and only turned the ball over twice in 37 minutes, getting anywhere he wanted to vs. the Lakers' perimeter defenders. The Blazers have now won a franchise-best five straight road games in L.A., and they held on tonight thanks to a combined 49 points from Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Nov 22, 9:18 pm
  • C.J. McCollum posts well-rounded line Sunday
    C.J. McCollum made 8-of-13 shots with three 3-pointers vs. the Lakers, finishing with 19 points, four boards, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: There's nothing like a game vs. the Lakers to snap a shooting slump -- McCollum came in shooting only 25-of-65 from the field in his previous four games. The lack of efficiency has taken a toll but he's still doing enough for steady mid-round value with upside, anchored by 20.1 points and 1.9 triples per game, and tonight's defensive stats are a welcome surprise. Nov 22, 9:16 pm
  • Darrell Arthur scores 21 points w/ Faried out
    Darrell Arthur filled in at PF with Kenneth Faried (ankle) out on Sunday, notching a season-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Arthur has been struggling all year, shooting just over 30 percent from the field, but he found the range tonight and even knocked down a 3-pointer. It's a great sight for anyone who plugged him into DFS lineups, but most owners can ignore him since Faried might return as soon as Tuesday vs. the Clippers. Nov 22, 7:50 pm
  • Serge Ibaka gets some traction offensively
    Serge Ibaka got going offensively on Sunday with 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He was just 6-of-24 in his previous two games and his scoring was a welcome sight for OKC's offense, especially with Kevin Durant (hamstring) still unavailable. The bad news is that Ibaka has zero steals and one block in his past two games, but he should have better luck vs. Utah on Monday. Nov 22, 6:47 pm
  • Darrell Arthur starts w/ Faried out Sunday
    Darrell Arthur will start Sunday's game with Kenneth Faried (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: Arthur has struggled all season, averaging 3.8 points on 30.8 percent shooting off the bench, and he's best left untouched with Faried day-to-day. Arthur will likely start alongside Nikola Jokic, who recently bumped J.J. Hickson to the Nuggets' bench. Nov 22, 4:28 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan posts 13-15-5 line in loss
    DeAndre Jordan was his typical self on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting (1-of-4 from the line) to go with 15 boards, five swats, one assist, one steal and one turnover through 39 minutes.

    Advice: This is pretty much par for the course for Jordan, who is a first-round stud when ignoring the free throw category. DeAndre had been in a mini-slump regarding his shot blocking over the previous five games, but he made up for that today with his five swats. Look for him to produce a similar stat line with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets on Tuesday. Nov 22, 4:20 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores season-low nine points
    Blake Griffin had one of the worst games of his career during Sunday's loss to the Raptors, scoring a season-low nine points to go with just six rebounds, four assists, two steals and six turnovers through 29 foul plagued minutes.

    Advice: Blake hasn't been held to single digits in the scoring department (while playing at least 25 minutes) since April 17 of 2013, so to say today's performance was unusual would be quite the understatement. The Clippers looked out of sorts through a majority of the game, and foul trouble was the main culprit to Griffin's less-than-satisfactory performance. Look for him to bounce-back in a big way on Tuesday with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. Nov 22, 4:01 pm
  • Chris Paul double-doubles in loss to Toronto
    Chris Paul double-doubled during the Clippers loss to the Raptors on Sunday, compiling 13 points, 11 assists, five boards, two steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in his 33 minutes of playing time.

    Advice: Paul has been in a bit of a shooting slump over the past two games, going just 9-of-25 from the field, but he should bounce-back on Tuesday with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. Paul has gotten off to a bit of a slow start this year, and he's currently only producing at third-round value with averages of 17.3 points, 8.0 assists, 1.4 steals (career-low) and 1.4 three-pointers per game on 44.2 percent shooting. The assists, scoring and steals should only go up as we move through the season, so there's a bit of a buy-low window here. Nov 22, 3:47 pm
  • Andre Drummond does not double-double
    Andre Drummond scored eight points with 13 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal against the Wizards during his 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: He had a monster jam as he ran down the lane in the first half, but didn't really do much on offense with the Wizards defending him well. Drummond failed to log a double-double for the first time all season and he's also dropped his rebounds per game in each of his last four. He's obviously fine. You can check out the dunk in the link below. Nov 21, 7:43 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. Nov 21, 5:30 pm
  • Jimmy Butler puts up another big line
    Jimmy Butler scored 28 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He came up lame at the end of the game, but said he wasn't hurt. "I just wanted to take my shoe off," Butler said. "That's the way I walk when we lose." Nice. Anyway, Butler will continue to dominate on the box score and is now putting up first round value on the year. His fantasy owners will be hoping Derrick Rose (ankle) takes his time before a return. Nov 21, 1:40 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points during a 102-91 win over the Clippers on Friday, adding four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It was Lillard Time. He killed the Clippers late with 11 points in the fourth quarter. Lillard hit a pullup trey to give the Blazers a boost and he pointed to his wrist and looked at the Clippers to let them know what time it was. He's putting up second-round value on the season despite a prolonged shooting slump. You can check out a video of Dame's celebration in the link below. Nov 21, 12:53 am
  • CP3 slows down in loss to Blazers
    Chris Paul scored 11 points during a 102-91 loss to the Clippers on Friday, adding two rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't look right and maybe it was because he's coming off injury and playing in a road back-to-back. Whatever the case, CP3 should be fine as long as he's not on the injury report. Nov 21, 12:40 am
  • Blake Griffin scores 21 in loss
    Blake Griffin scored 21 points against the Blazers on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists and three turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He tweaked his left knee and made it back on the court only about five minutes later in real time, so he's fine. Griffin continues to put up massive stats, averaging 26.2 points, 8.6 boards, 4.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks on the season. He's putting up first-round value. Nov 21, 12:36 am
  • Serge Ibaka scores eight points
    Serge Ibaka scored eight points on 4-of-13 from the field against the Knicks on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had 13 blocks in his last three games, but he didn't have any tonight because the Knicks didn't attack him at the rim and he was outside of the paint a lot. Ibaka is also coming off a 2-of-11 from the field on Wednesday, so he's in a mini slump. He'll bounce back soon and Kevin Durant's return will help. Nov 20, 10:17 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. Nov 20, 9:37 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 21 with 11 rebounds
    Andre Drummond scored 21 point with 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in 29 minutes against the Wolves during a 96-86 win on Friday.

    Advice: While he did not rebound anywhere near what he usually does, Drummond made 10-of-13 from the field for his highest efficiency all season. He'll look to have 20/20 vision in what should be an up-tempo game against the Wizards on Saturday. Nov 20, 9:24 pm
  • Griffin tweaks left knee, returns to game
    Blake Griffin left Friday's game against Portland after tweaking his left knee, but he has since returned.

    Advice: Crisis avoided, you can see the knee tweak in the link below. It didn't look serious. Nov 20, 7:39 pm
  • Chris Paul's 35 points aren't enough vs. GSW
    Chris Paul was outstanding against the Warriors during a 124-117 loss on Thursday, scoring 35 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals and five 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: This is a tough one to lose. CP3 played through his groin injury, he lit it up with eight makes to open the game, made play after play until the fourth quarter to help the Clippers build a 23-point lead, and it still wasn't enough. Paul may be on the injury report for Friday's game against the Blazers, but his owners have to be excited about him going off tonight. Nov 19, 10:57 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan scores nine with 10 boards
    DeAndre Jordan scored nine points with 10 boards, one assist and one steal in 39 minutes against the Warriors in Thursday.

    Advice: He didn't block any shots tonight for the first time all season. After he averaged 3.6 blocks per game in his first seven, Jordan is down to just 0.8 per game in his last four. He's still a nightly double-double threat, but the lack of blocks doesn't put him in the same category as guys like Andre Drummond and Hassan Whiteside. Nov 19, 10:44 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 27, falls apart late
    Blake Griffin scored 27 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Warriors in Thursday.

    Advice: He was on his way to a massive game, but only had one point in the fourth quarter. Griffin was just swallowed up by Draymond Green late in this game and was careless at times. Bad quarter aside, he's still putting up massive numbers all season and is currently the No. 7 player per game in standard leagues. Nov 19, 10:36 pm
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