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  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 31 points in win
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 31 points during a 112-98 win over the Mavs on Monday, adding nine rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He attempted eight shots from deep, which just doesn't make sense. On the season, he's made a respectable 34.0 percent from deep to account for 22.3 percent of his shot total. Boogie has seen his 3-point percentage drop recently, making just 19.0 percent in his last four games. He's still feasting at the rim and has averages of 28.2 points and 11.0 boards. Hopefully, he can avoid back and Achilles injuries going forward. Today, 12:29 am
  • Omri Casspi scores 10 points in 33 minutes
    Omri Casspi played 33 minutes against the Mavs on Monday with 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Kings really like the Casspi, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins lineup in their frontcourt. Of their 77 three-man combinations with at least 35 minutes this season, none have a higher net rating than the Boogie, Gay and Omri combo. He'll probably be hit and miss, but Omri might be worth a flier in standard leagues even with the Kings getting healthy. Today, 12:12 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins returned to action on Monday November 30. Today, 12:10 am
  • Ben McLemore plays just 18 minutes
    Ben McLemore played 18 minutes against the Mavs on Monday with four points and two rebounds.

    Advice: Seth Curry took a lot of McLemore's minutes and he appears to be back in coach George Karl's doghouse. With DeMarcus Cousins back, there just won't be enough shots to go to B-Mac anyway. Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores 14 points in loss
    Chandler Parsons scored 14 points in 24 minutes against the Kings on Monday with three assists and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Mavs do have a road back-to-back coming up on Tuesday against the Blazers, so Parsons' fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go for that one. He's not a must-start player yet, but he's a must-stash guy with his numbers starting to trend up. Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • Wes Matthews plays 36 minutes
    Wesley Matthews played 36 minutes against the Kings on Monday with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's apparently pretty healthy with that high minute total and coach Rick Carlisle even asked him to guard DeMarcus Cousins late in the fourth quarter. The Mavs have a back-to-back set and it's on the road, so Matthews' fantasy owners might want to make sure he's a go. Although, he probably wants to play against his former team in Portland. Yesterday, 11:46 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 20 points in win
    Klay Thompson scored 20 points as the Warriors improved to 19-0 over the Jazz with a 106-103 win, adding five rebounds, two assists, two blocks, no turnovers and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's starting to get it going in his last five. In that span, Thompson averaged 16.4 points, 2.6 boards, 2.6 dimes, 1.0 blocks and 3.2 treys on 46.9 percent from the field. Thompson won't be putting up first-round value like last season due to less shots going his way, but he's still a buy-low player. Yesterday, 11:32 pm
  • Draymond Green scores 20 points
    Draymond Green made 8-of-21 from the field for 20 points against the Jazz on Monday with nine rebounds, seven assists and five turnovers.

    Advice: After the game during the Warriors broadcast, Green mentioned how he heard Joe Ingles said he wanted the Jazz to take on the Warriors while they were still undefeated. "Be careful what you wish for," Green said. While this was his best scoring game since Nov. 12, it's just his second game this season without any defensive stats and he matched his season high in turnovers. Green has second-round value. Yesterday, 11:29 pm
  • Iggy doesn't take any shots in a win
    Andre Iguodala did not take any shots on Monday against the Jazz, adding two rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: While he isn't a guy who takes many shots, it's the first time in his career he's failed to take any attempts from the field and from the line. Iguodala's minutes haven't gone up at all since the Harrison Barnes (ankle) injury, so he doesn't appear to be benefiting. Yesterday, 11:23 pm
  • Mason Plumlee double-doubles in loss
    Mason Plumlee scored 10 points with 13 boards and two steals in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: DeAndre Jordan grabbed 24 boards against the Blazers and Leonard turned the ball over five times, but he deserves a pass because he has been solid lately. He's been in foul trouble in each of his last three games, but the depth of Portland's frontcourt is the main culprit for his low minutes. Plumlee is on the verge of becoming a top-100 asset in standard leagues. Yesterday, 11:18 pm
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off the bench
    Ed Davis double-doubled off the bench with 13 points, 10 boards, one assist and one block in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: This was his his third double-double in his last five games. Davis' playing time has been a lot more consistent lately and he's arguably been the second best big in Portland over the last week apart from Mason Plumlee. He's averaging 11.0 points, 9.0 boards and 0.8 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game over his last five, so he's worth a look as a low-end big in deeper formats. Keep in mind that his value could take a hit if Meyers Leonard gets hot. Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 23 points in loss
    Derrick Favors scored 23 points against the Warriors during a 106-103 loss on Monday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals

    Advice: It's not easy to get a 20-10 against the Warriors, which is a testament to how phenomenal Favors has been this season. Favors has been a top-15 player in standard leagues per game and has become a terrific two-way big man. Yesterday, 11:09 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu shoots 3-of-15 from field
    Al-Farouq Aminu shot 3-of-15 from the field in Monday's loss to the Clippers, finishing with seven points, seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Aminu has now scored in single digits in three straight games, and it's definitely a little odd that he attempted 15 shots considering he is a shaky jump shooter. AFA is now only returning late-round value after a hot start to the season, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues. He should be able to bounce back against his former team (Mavs) on Tuesday. Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • 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't really worth owning in standard leagues right now. Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • Meyers Leonard scores four points in loss
    Meyers Leonard scored four points on 1-of-6 shooting with six boards in 18 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Head coach Terry Stotts is sticking with Noah Vonleh in the starting lineup for now, but that could change because he scored just two points in 13 minutes on Monday. Leonard has a lot of upside and his minutes should start to ramp up soon, so hold onto him in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 19 points in loss
    Alec Burks made 8-of-15 from the field for 19 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: He started out ice cold and missed his first five shots from the field. Burks logged 11 minutes at the point tonight, which has been a fairly common occurrence these days. He is coming off a 21-point game on Saturday and should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores six points in win
    Austin Rivers scored six points on 2-of-8 shooting with one board, one block and one steal in Monday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: He played 25 minutes and replaced Chris Paul in the lineup when he left the game with a rib injury. It's not clear if Paul will play in Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers, but Rivers would likely start if Paul can't go. To be clear, Rivers is only worth a speculative pickup in very deep leagues. Yesterday, 10:37 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. Yesterday, 10:33 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. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 25 in big win
    Jeff Teague shined in a 106-100 victory over the Thunder on Monday with 25 points, three rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming off a six-point dud on Saturday against the Spurs. Besides that, Teague has been great with three 20-point games in his last four. He's a top-10 fantasy point guard. Yesterday, 10:11 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. Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Steven Adams doesn't score
    Steven Adams did not score in 14 minutes against the Hawks on Monday with two rebounds.

    Advice: The Thunder went with a lot of Serge Ibaka at the five to help defend all the space in the Atlanta offense. Adams' minutes have been all over the place this month, so the up-and-down year is probably too annoying to deal with in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:22 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 9:06 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. Yesterday, 6:12 pm
  • Derrick Favors to start, Booker back to bench
    Derrick Favors will start on Monday vs. the Warriors with Trevor Booker moving back to the bench.

    Advice: Favors (personal) did not play on Saturday vs. the Pelicans, but he did return to practice on Sunday. We still don't why he got an excused absence from the Jazz, but hopefully everything is OK. Go ahead and plug him back into your lineups. Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) will play Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will play on Monday against the Mavs.

    Advice: He was at shootaround and there has been no talk of him being limited tonight. The Kings have four games this week, so he should be in all lineups. Boogie should have success against Zaza Pacuhlia tonight. Expect Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi to take a hit here. Yesterday, 5:46 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) probable for Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) is probable to play against the Mavs on Monday.

    Advice: That means he should be a go after going through shootaround on Monday morning. Cousins will be returning after a week off and he shouldn't be limited. With his return, Kosta Koufos, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspil will lose some value. Cousins' fantasy owners can start him tonight. Yesterday, 2:17 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins goes through shootaround
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) went through shootaround on Monday and remains questionable to play against the Mavs.

    Advice: Mavs coach Rick Carlisle is expecting Boogie to play tonight and going through shootaround bodes well for his chances. If he can return, that would mean less output for Kosta Koufos, Omri Casspi and Marco Bellineli. Cousins' fantasy owners can probably put him for weekly leagues with four games on the schedule this week. Yesterday, 11:21 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. Yesterday, 9:30 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. Sunday, 8:25 pm
  • Cousins (back) questionable for Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He's missed three games in a row due to a back strain and didn't even travel with the team on Saturday, but this is a somewhat positive report. If Cousins can't give it a go on Monday we should see a lot more of Kosta Koufos and Omri Casspi for the Kings. Sunday, 6:58 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. Sunday, 4:24 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. Sunday, 3:53 pm
  • Derrick Favors (personal) returns to practice
    Derrick Favors (personal) was back with the Jazz during Sunday's practice, and he will likely return to the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: Favors received an excused absence from Saturday's game, and there's no reason to believe he won't be on the floor on Monday, as the Jazz look to hand the Dubs their first loss of the season. Favor's return will do no favors for the fantasy value of Trevor Booker. Sunday, 11:56 am
  • 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. Sunday, 11:00 am
  • Ben McLemore scores 10 points in loss
    Ben McLemore scored 10 points with five assists, three boards, three steals, one blocks and two treys in 27 minutes vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: Considering the game was a blowout, McLemore's owners are fortunate that he was able to post this nine-cat gem. McLemore is starting to get consistent minutes in the mid-20s, but he is still only on the radar in very deep leagues. Saturday, 11:27 pm
  • Omri Casspi scores 11 in start on Saturday
    Omri Casspi scored 11 points on 3-of-10 shooting with seven boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes in a start at small forward on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins (back) was sidelined again, but George Karl went with Casspi instead of Willie Cauley-Stein because of the Warriors' tendency to play small. Casspi should flirt with 30 minutes per game until Cousins is able to return (he is day-to-day), so feel free to give him a look if he's available in your league. The Kings will take on the Mavericks on Monday. Saturday, 10:52 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 15 points in win
    Klay Thompson scored 15 points with two assists, one steal and 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry and Thompson played just 26 minutes, so his owners will be pretty disappointed. He has scored 15 or less points in four out of his last five games, but it's possible that his back may not be 100 percent. The buy-low window is opening again, so float some offers to his owners if you think you get him for a reasonable price. Saturday, 10:48 pm
  • Draymond Green records another triple-double
    Draymond Green recorded his second straight triple-double in Saturday's win over the Kings, finishing with 13 points, 12 assists, 11 boards, four blocks and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The guy is simply incredible. Green became the first Warrior since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964 to record two straight triple-doubles, and this increases his total to three (triple-doubles) on the season. Green is returning top-15 value in standard leagues and would probably be the frontrunner for the Defensive Player of the Year Award if a guy named Kawhi Leonard didn't exist. Saturday, 10:30 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 21 points in win vs. NO
    Alec Burks made 9-of-14 from the field for a team-high 21 points during a 101-87 win over the Pelicans on Saturday, adding five rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: When he's on, he looks like one of the best sixth men in the NBA. Although, Burks has not been on over his previous three, making just 25 percent from the field in that stretch. This game got him back over 40 percent from the field (41.5) and he should be closer to 45-47 percent going forward. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Burks also played 15 minutes at point guard tonight. Saturday, 9:59 pm
  • Mason Plumlee gets into foul trouble Saturday
    Mason Plumlee struggled with foul trouble on Saturday vs. the Lakers, scoring six points with four boards, four assists and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He's been hot over his last five games with averages of 12.2 points, 9.2 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.8 blocks and 0.8 steals, so his owners should give him a pass. The Blazers will need his size against DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers on Monday, so hopefully he can do a better job of staying out of foul trouble after accumulating five fouls in each of his last two games. Saturday, 9:55 pm
  • 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
  • Meyers Leonard scores seven points in return
    Meyers Leonard (shoulder) returned from a seven-game absence on Saturday against the Lakers, scoring seven points with six boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He came off the bench behind Noah Vonleh, but head coach Terry Stotts implied after the game that his decision had something to do with Leonard's minutes restriction. Leonard has a lot of upside and should be able to build some momentum from here, so he needs to be owned in standard leagues. Saturday, 9:49 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
  • Wes Matthews scores seven points
    Wes Matthews scored seven points in 28 minutes during a 92-81 win over the Nuggets on Saturday, adding one rebound, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It hasn't been pretty since Friday the 13th. In those eight games, Matthews made just 31.6 percent from the field for averages of 11.4 points, 2.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.1 treys. He has actually looked OK out there, so he can be viewed as a buy-low player to a degree. You should be giving up next to nothing to get him. Saturday, 9:17 pm
  • Chandler Parsons still slumping
    Chandler Parsons played 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday with four points, one rebound, two assists, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: He's certainly testing the patience of his fantasy owners. Parsons has seen his minutes trend up, but he's scored double figures in just one of his last five while not doing much. He's a stash player right now, but he could be a stud once he gets it going. If you're doing well in the standings, it makes sense to trade for Parsons now. Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • 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. Saturday, 8:03 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
  • Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will come off bench
    Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will come off the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Noah Vonleh will remin in the starting lineup for now, but the Blazers are probably just being cautious with Leonard since he missed the last seven games. Leonard will be slightly limited tonight, but we will let you know how he does after the game. Saturday, 7:10 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. Saturday, 6:28 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
  • Chandler Parsons, Deron Williams starting Sat
    Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams (illness) will start on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Parsons was rested on Wednesday vs. the Spurs, but he will see around 25 minutes vs. the Nuggets tonight. Williams is dealing with a minor illness, but his workload should be the same and his owners can keep him in their active lineups. Saturday, 5:35 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 4:24 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
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) did not travel for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He'll miss his third game due to a back strain. With Cousins out, Kosta Koufos should start and Willie Cauley-Stein may also start, but doesn't have much value. Koufos, Marco Belinelli, Omri Casspi and Rudy Gay should benefit most. Saturday, 3:04 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins officially doubtful vs. GSW
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) was feeling better on Friday night and has been listed as doubtful on Saturday.

    Advice: An earlier report from today had Boogie out of the lineup tonight. Multiple reports suggest he's very unlikely to play, but he does have a chance to get out there tonight. Fantasy owners should be treating Saturday night like he's not going to play. Omri Casspi, Marco Belinelli, Kosta Koufos and Rudy Gay should benefit. Saturday, 2:12 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Saturday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: It'll be his third game out of the lineup due to his strained back. With Boogie out, Marco Belinelli and Omri Casspi have really stepped up with the extra shots to go around. Kosta Koufos is also coming off a double-double on Friday. All three players are going to be popular players in DFS, which is certainly justifiable. Boogie owners should consider him questionable for Monday against the Mavs. Saturday, 11:53 am
  • Meyers Leonard listed as starter vs. LA
    Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is listed as the probable starter against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: It'll be his first game back since he had a complete dislocation of his shoulder. Leonard missed seven games due to his injury, but he's been taking some contact in practice. Leonard should be picked back up in all standard leagues to see if he can realize his upside. Saturday, 11:34 am
  • 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
  • Austin Rivers gets his revenge
    Austin Rivers scored 17 points off the bench against the Pelicans on Friday with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game? THE REVENGE GAME?!! Rivers was basically jettisoned by the Pelicans at the 2015 trade deadline last year, so this was probably the main landmark on Narrative Street of the season. We'll need to see him do it again when he's not going against a team that essentially cut him. Saturday, 1:05 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. Saturday, 12:06 am
  • Draymond Green triple-doubles in easy win
    Draymond Green posted his third career triple-double on Friday with 14 points (4-of-4 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 10 boards, 10 assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 33 minutes.

    Advice: Green became just the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double on four or less shot attempts, and this was Green's second triple-double of the season. He's currently producing at a top-15 level in both 9-cat and 8-cat leagues, proving that last year's breakout campaign was no fluke. Green got paid during the offseason, but those heavy pockets have not caused any drop-off in effort for one of the most energetic players in the league. Saturday, 12:06 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. Friday, 11:51 pm
  • Klay Thompson knocks down three treys in win
    Klay Thompson knocked down three more 3-pointers during the Dubs 135-116 win over the Suns on Friday, adding 15 points, two boards, one block and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Klay went 6-of-11 from the field in this one, and he would have had a much bigger game if the score weren’t so lopsided. Thompson's numbers are trending up, and he's put in averages of 17.7 points, 2.7 three-pointers, 2.8 assists, 0.7 blocks and just 1.2 turnovers over the past six games, and he should only get better as we get deeper into the season. Through the month of November Klay has performed at a sixth-round level, so the buy-low window remains open for a guy with early-round upside. Friday, 11:49 pm
  • 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
  • Steven Adams keeps Drummond off glass
    Steven Adams scored eight points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 28 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: If the NBA gave a rebounder of the night award, it should probably go to Adams, who helped keep Andre Drummond under 10 boards for the first time all season. He's still just inside of the top 150 for the season in standard leagues, so he's not a terrific add. Friday, 11:10 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
  • DeMarcus Cousins (back) out for Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins (back) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his second consecutive game out of the lineup with his strained back. Cousins was upgraded to questionable tonight, but he could also miss Saturday's game at Golden State. With Boogie out, we'll see Kosta Koufos pick up most of the big minutes while the Kings go small a lot. Marco Belinelli, Darren Collison and Willie Cauley-Stein should get more run. Rudy Gay will be busy and play a lot of four, too. Friday, 5:09 pm
  • Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will play Saturday
    Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will play against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been taking some contact in practice, but this is a big surprise after a complete dislocation of his non-shooting shoulder. Leonard was showing signs of life before his injury, so he's worth a long look in standard leagues for a high upside. Ed Davis, Noah Vonleh, Moe Harkless and Allen Crabbe lose some value. Friday, 4:43 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alec Burks scores eight, gets 12 mins at PG
    Alec Burks scored eight points on 3-of-13 from the field with six rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: While this wasn't a good game at all, he played 12 minutes at point guard tonight with Trey Burke (back) not being able to play in the second half. Burks probably won't be getting into the starting lineup any time soon, but he should be able to clear 30 minutes with added responsibility. He is worth owning in standard leagues. Wednesday, 11:32 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chandler Parsons rested Wednesday vs. Spurs
    Chandler Parsons will be rested during Wednesday's road game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: It's the second half of a back-to-back set and the Mavs' training staff still isn't comfortable with him playing on consecutive nights. His minute-limit has crept into the mid-20s recently, but Parsons' occasional DNPs continue to drag down his value. The Mavs' next back-to-back set comes Dec. 6 and 7. Wednesday, 4:22 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
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off bench
    Ed Davis hit 5-of-8 shots in 35 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He struggled on Sunday, but was back at it tonight. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and is someone you should trust for as long as Meyers Leonard is out with his shoulder injury. Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • 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
  • Mason Plumlee goes for 11 & 17 in loss
    Mason Plumlee hit 5-of-13 shots for 11 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: He played 35 minutes and has been playing very well for the Blazers, posting three straight double-doubles and averaging 15.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in his last three games. And in the game prior to that streak, he scored nine points with four rebounds, four assists and six blocks. Tuesday, 10:11 pm
  • Klay Thompson shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Klay Thompson struggled against the Lakers on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

    Advice: He also added three boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, but it was a little disappointing to see him take a step back after he recently strung together a few good games. Thompson's buy-low window probably opened up a little more after tonight's dud, so feel free to test the patience of his owners in your league. Tuesday, 10:09 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu struggles in loss to Bulls
    Al-Farouq Aminu hit just 1-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: AFA had scored in double figures in four straight games and double-doubled in two of them, but couldn't put it in the basket tonight. He should bounce back on Saturday against the lowly Lakers. Tuesday, 10:06 pm
  • Draymond Green scores 18 with seven boards
    Draymond Green scored 18 points with seven boards, five assists, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: To nobody's surprise, Green turned in yet another 9-cat gem and he is a huge reason why the Warriors are 16-0. Green's playmaking ability has come a long way this season and he was averaging 6.7 dimes per game prior to tonight's contest. Green has been a top-20 player in standard leagues and owners have no reason to sell high. He's just that good. Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • 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
  • Chandler Parsons quiet, but plays 25 minutes
    Chandler Parsons played a season-high 25 minutes on Tuesday, but hit just 3-of-9 shots and zero 3-pointers for six points, five rebounds and two assists in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The good news is that his minutes are finally up in the 25-minute range, meaning he is hopefully about ready to start playing better as he recovers from knee surgery. He's been pretty bad thus far, but now might be the time to target him in a buy-low deal. Tuesday, 7:42 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
  • 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
  • Alec Burks scores eight points in loss
    Alec Burks scored eight points on 2-of-9 shooting in Monday's blowout loss to the Thunder, adding three assists, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Jazz were completely outplayed by the Thunder tonight and the game was basically over by halftime, but Burks had his fair share of struggles as well. His efficiency has trailed off lately because he is shooting just 32.8 percent from the field over his last five games, but he should be able to break out of his slump soon. Burks is still playing the best basketball of his career and was returning mid-round value just a couple of weeks ago, so look for him to bounce back against the Clippers on Wednesday. Monday, 10:16 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 15 with 15 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 15 points with 15 boards, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He started a new double-double streak with this one and still has double-digit boards in every game. Drummond did not do a great job protecting the paint and former teammate Greg Monroe had some success against him. Drummond is a good bet for over 70 double-doubles this season. Monday, 10:01 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 11 with seven boards
    Derrick Favors scored 11 points with seven boards, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 30 minutes in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Considering the game was basically over at halftime, Favors' owners should be thrilled that he still played 30 minutes and turned in a decent line. Rudy Gobert went down with a tailbone contusion, but he should be fine moving forward and both players will need to be on top of their game for Wednesday's contest against the Clippers. Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Ben McLemore gets 19 minutes
    Ben McLemore played 19 minutes in the starting lineup on Monday with 10 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Even though he started, he's probably the No. 4 wing option behind Marco Belinelli, Omri Casspi and Darren Collison. McLemore had a nice little run last week, but he is only worth owning in 20-team leagues right now. Monday, 8:35 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
  • 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
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Tuesday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

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

    Advice: He is improving and even took some contact in practice. We still don't have a timetable on Leonard, but he's likely out for this week. Coach Terry Stotts likes to play the matchups, so he might go big with Ed Davis like he did on Friday. There really isn't a fantasy pickup in most leagues here while Leonard is a decent stash if you can afford it. Monday, 1:17 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. Monday, 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
  • Mason Plumlee double-doubles w/ four assists
    Mason Plumlee notched his third double-double of the season on Sunday with 17 points (6-of-9 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Blazers have followed up their seven-game losing streak with consecutive wins, improving their record to 6-9, and Plumlee has been a big reason for the recent success. He finished Sunday's game without any turnover in 30 minutes and the solid FT shooting is very encouraging -- though a dreadful shooter for his career, he's at 80.0 percent over the past five games. Nov 22, 9:17 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
  • Klay Thompson, GSWs torch Nuggets from deep
    Klay Thompson knocked down four 3-pointers on Sunday, en route to 21 points, three rebounds, seven assists and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Mike Malone said prior to the game that the Nuggets' "inability to guard the 3-point line is a joke," and Golden State exploited the weakness by shooting 51.7 percent beyond the arc. Thompson's back is healthy and he's starting to heat up, a welcome turn of events after a sluggish start to the season. Nov 22, 7:48 pm
  • Andre Iguodala terrific in road win at Denver
    Andre Iguodala had another terrific game vs. the Nuggets, posting 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block in just 27 minutes.

    Advice: Iguodala said in September that he understands how to play off the bench "a trillion times" better than he did last season, and it shows. He also said that he's "not a fan" of the Sixth Man of the Year award, but might win it despite his reservations. He's returning top-75 value this year and shows no signs of slowing down. Nov 22, 7:47 pm
  • Chandler Parsons plays season-high 24 minutes
    Chandler Parsons logged a season-high 24 minutes during Sunday's loss in OKC, scoring 12 points with two triples, three rebounds and zero assists, steals, blocks or turnovers.

    Advice: His minute-limit is slowly creeping toward the mid-20s as the Mavs are wisely playing it safe with Parsons, who is owed $16 million next season. He's likely to miss one of the Mavs' games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, so plan accordingly. Nov 22, 6:49 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. Nov 22, 6:47 pm
  • Parsons' minutes will continue to go up
    Chandler Parsons' minutes will continue to gradually go up.

    Advice: Parsons' minutes limit increased to 23 on Wednesday against the Celtics, so he should see a similar workload tonight. Head coach Rick Carlisle wouldn't lay out an exact plan, but hopefully Parsons will be able to play over 30 minutes in December. He isn't a must-start player yet, but that could change very soon and his owners just need to stay patient. Nov 22, 3:29 pm
  • Meyers Leonard (shoulder) out for Sunday
    Meyers Leonard (shoulder) will not play on Sunday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: There is still no known timetable for his return, but there have been some positive reports recently and he was spotted getting up some shots earlier in the week. Leonard has said that he is game-to-game, so he should be stashed if you have an open roster spot. Al-Farouq Aminu should benefit on Sunday while Allen Crabbe will likely continue to get some decent minutes off the bench. Nov 22, 10:42 am
  • 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
  • Meyers Leonard's status is unclear for Sunday
    Meyers Leonard (shoulder) hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers yet.

    Advice: This doesn't mean that he will play, but it certainly could be a sign that he is nearing a return. Leonard was starting to get it going before suffering the injury, so he's worth holding onto if you can afford to be a little patient. The Blazers have done a number of different things with their rotation in Leonard's absence, but Al-Farouq Aminu has benefited and Allen Crabbe has seen an uptick in minutes off the bench. Nov 21, 7:21 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. Nov 21, 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. Nov 21, 5:53 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
  • Ben McLemore cools off in a hurry
    Ben McLemore struggled against the Magic on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, two assists and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: It was not his best game after he was coming off what may have been his best four-game stretch of his career. McLemore would be looking at some added opportunity while Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out, but Omri Casspi and Marco Belinelli both look like better short-term adds. Nov 21, 5:20 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. Nov 21, 5:04 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. Nov 21, 12:51 pm
  • Draymond Green gets some treatment
    Draymond Green scored nine points with nine rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He was outstanding on defense, but this was a quiet stat line. Draymond did need to get treatment for an undisclosed reason, so his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's in the lineup for Sunday. Green is a top-20 player on the season. Nov 21, 1:51 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
  • Mason Plumlee scores 18 points
    Mason Plumlee scored 18 points against the Clippers on Friday with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He took it to DeAndre Jordan tonight and protected the paint nicely on defense. Plumlee had his first double-digit scoring game since Nov. 9, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting that to happen too often. He has 10th-round value on the season so far. Nov 21, 12:49 am
  • Like a Boss: Ed Davis drops 17 and 15
    Ed Davis scored 17 points with 15 rebounds and one block in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts went with his big lineup against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, which is very unusual for the Blazers so far this season. Almost all of Davis' minutes are at backup center, so there's little reason to add him even after this huge game. Nov 21, 12:45 am
  • Austin Rivers plays 22 minutes
    Austin Rivers played 22 minutes on Friday with 10 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal against the Blazers.

    Advice: Now that J.J. Redick and Chris Paul are back, Rivers becomes a much less appealing fantasy play. Plus, when Paul Pierce returns, Rivers will probably only see minutes in the teens. Nov 21, 12:33 am
  • 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. Nov 20, 11:48 pm
  • Alec Burks scores 15 points with five boards
    Alec Burks put up 15 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with five boards, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover during Friday's loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: Burks also shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, making this your prototypical Burks-line. He's currently hitting career-highs in points (15.9), three-pointers (1.2) and steals (1.0) to go with a career-high usage rate of 25.6. His minutes have been trending up during the month of November, and he looks ready for a full bounce-back year after spending a majority of the 2014-15 season on the sidelines. Nov 20, 11:29 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. Nov 20, 11:18 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
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