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  • Derrick Favors has a double-double
    Derrick Favors double-doubled against the Pelicans during a 106-94 loss on Saturday with 13 points, 11 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had a front-row seat for the Anthony Davis Show, but Favors wasn't too bad on the offensive side of the ball. Favors has two sub-par games in a row and his foul shooting is coming down, but his owners shouldn't be overly concerned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:23 pm
  • Ryan Anderson gets 15 shots
    Ryan Anderson made 2-of-15 from the field against the Jazz on Saturday for five points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He is going to get more minutes with Eric Gordon (shoulder) out, so this is a prime opportunity to send a buy-low offer. Anderson will certainly get it turned around after his two games without a trey. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores career-high 43 points
    Anthony Davis scored a career-high 43 points on 16-of-23 from the field against the Jazz on Saturday to go with 14 boards, two steals and one block.

    Advice: We promise this is not from a video game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Kris Humphries goes for 12 and nine
    Kris Humphries scored 12 points against the Bucks during a 111-100 win on Saturday to go with nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Nene (foot) went down tonight and there is a very good chance he will miss time. Humphries has some upside to be a double-double guy with some defensive stats, so he's a speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Larry Sanders gets his minutes in check
    Larry Sanders played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, four rebounds, one steal and four blocks.

    Advice: He fouls too much and the Bucks run an 11-man rotation, so that leaves a lot to be desired from the 2012-13 breakout player. Still, the blocks make him someone worth holding on to just in case coach Jason Kidd decides to tighten his rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire scores 16 points
    Amare Stoudemire scored 16 points against the 76ers on Saturday with 11 boards and two turnovers in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He is likely going to see minutes in this range through the season. Stoudemire is a low-upside player to own, but the rest days will probably annoy his owners enough to drop him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scores 17 points with 12 boards
    Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 17 points against the Knicks on Saturday with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes were also impressive tonight. Noel was taking a lot of lazy jumpers in the early going, but he may have realized he had a chance to be able to dominate inside. He did only make 5-of-10 from the line tonight and that bugaboo will limit his upside. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Tyson Chandler posts 13 & 13 on Saturday
    Tyson Chandler posted 13 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday, making 5-of-7 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs in 26 typically efficient minutes of action.

    Advice: Chandler tweaked his ankle by stepping on teammate J.J. Barea's foot while walking to the Mavs' bench during a timeout, but he confirmed after the game that he's fine. He has six double-doubles this season and has barely missed a few more while appearing in each of the Mavs' first 14 games, which is all that his fantasy owners could have asked for on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Chris Bosh scores 32 points in win over Magic
    Chris Bosh made 13-of-20 from the field for 32 points against the Magic during a 99-92 win on Saturday, adding 10 rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: His ability to knock down jumpers carried the Heat tonight. Bosh entered tonight with an effective field goal percentage of 47.0 on his jumper, which is tremendous for a center and also better than his percentage at the rim (46.8). After a small slump, Bosh looks like he's ready to roll. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:51 pm
  • Brandan Wright stays hot in loss to Rockets
    Brandan Wright hit 6-of-7 shots (as usual) and racked up 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Wright is a beast right now and a very economical center in daily leagues. Despite coming off the bench and getting just 19.4 minutes per game, Wright has scored in double figures in seven straight games and came into this one averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over his last five. Those numbers are going up and he’s shooting it lights out this season, and hitting 31-of-39 shots over his last six games. If starter Tyson Chandler ever gets hurt, look out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:31 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic scores career-high 33 points
    Nikola Vucevic went off for a career-high 33 points against the Heat on Saturday with 17 boards, one assist and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He cleaned the glass with 11 boards on the offensive end. The Magic went to him early and often as the focal point of their offense. Vucevic's post presence has really improved on both ends of the court and he just needs to add some blocks to be a fantasy monster. Obviously, his fantasy owners are not complaining. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:27 pm
  • Jason Thompson quiet in 18 minutes vs. Wolves
    Jason Thompson logged just under 18 minutes in Saturday's win in Minnesota, finishing with a quiet four points, three rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: JT's playing time occasionally slips below 20 minutes, only to rally again into the mid-20s. It's not very relevant for fantasy owners, however, as he's cracked double-digit scoring and rebounding just once all season (in separate games) and is nowhere near reliable value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:08 pm
  • Nene leaves Saturday with plantar fasciitis
    Nene started Saturday's game but only played six minutes before being ruled out with plantar fasciitis.

    Advice: Uh oh. Nene's 2012-13 season was spoiled by a never-ending bout of plantar fasciitis, so this is an ominous development just three weeks into the season. Kris Humphries is the most likely player to start at PF if Nene misses any time, while DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden could find themselves back in the frontcourt rotation. Fantasy owners should consider Nene day-to-day for now, while bracing themselves for DNPs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:53 pm
     
    Injured
  • Ian Mahinmi plays well off the bench
    Ian Mahinmi stepped up in place of Roy Hibbert (ankle) on Saturday against the Suns with 12 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block.

    Advice: Hibbert did not return from his sprain tonight and he had a lot of weight on it as he came down, so it's possible he misses time. Mahinmi hasn't exactly put up big numbers in his starts, though. In fact he only had three points, six boards and one block in his only start last season. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:43 pm
  • Roy Hibbert does not return on Saturday
    Roy Hibbert (ankle) did not return to Saturday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: He has a left ankle sprain and he could miss time. Hubert checked out with two points, two boards, two assists and one block. Ian Mahinmi will take over most of the minutes at center and he's worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:00 pm
     
    Injured
  • Omer Asik (back) will not play on Saturday
    Omer Asik (back) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He had an aggravation in Friday warmups and didn't have much of a chance to play tonight. With Asik out, Alexis Ajinca will get some extra playing time, but he's not a great fantasy option. Asik could miss more time and he's not a must-own player. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:36 pm
     
    Injured
  • Roy Hibbert will return after spraining ankle
    Roy Hibbert limped into the Pacers locker room on Saturday after spraining his left ankle, but he will return.

    Advice: Ian Mahinmi immediately took Hibbert's place in the lineup but the injury didn't look too bad, so hopefully this won't cause any lasting problems. His fantasy owners can take a deep breath. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:22 pm
     
    Injured
  • Vitor Faverani still not close to returning
    Vitor Faverani (knee) has only been doing work on a bike and in the pool.

    Advice: He did say he's 100 percent, but actions speak louder than words... or something. Faverani is not close to returning and he could wind up in the D-League anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:38 pm
     
    Injured
    3:00 pm vs Por
  • John Henson score will change
    The NBA has changed the score of Friday's Bucks at Raptors game to 124-83 to 124-82.

    Advice: With 1:44 left in the blowout, the scorer incorrectly gave John Henson a 3-pointer. That means anyone who started him will lose one point and a 3-pointer in their stats. Considering Henson was barely in the rotation and there were 12 games on Friday, this probably won't affect many fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:31 pm
  • Omer Asik (back) doubtful to play vs. Jazz
    Omer Asik (back) is doubtful to play vs. the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Asik aggravated his lower back while warming up prior to Friday's game and it sounds like he'll miss his third straight game in Utah, but there's still a chance he'll recover in time to play. Alexis Ajinca has been very quiet as a fill-in starter in Asik's absence and there are no real fantasy winners in this scenario. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 am
     
    Injured
  • Taj Gibson (ankle) frustrated by third sprain
    Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle for the third time since last year's playoffs on Friday, saying afterward, "I have to stop trying to run back out there and trying to play through these things."

    Advice: "I pushed through a whole summer of trying to rehab the same ankle and it just keeps flaring up," Gibson said. "I just keep having these little bum ankle turns ... I have to be patient ... We've got a long season, but the dog in me wants to be out there and play. I have to learn from this." The ongoing nature of Gibson's injury suggests he'll miss significant time with his latest sprain, though fantasy owners can expect plenty of nebulous injury updates from the Bulls in the days to come. Nikola Mirotic posted a 20-10 game after Gibson went down on Friday, though his role will be limited once Pau Gasol (calf) gets back on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 am
     
    Injured
  • Pau Gasol (calf) does on-court drills Friday
    Pau Gasol (calf) went through on-court drills on Friday and wrote that he's "getting closer to [a] return."

    Advice: Gasol could return Monday in Utah or Tuesday in Denver. His improving health is welcome news for Chicago, which has lost two straight games and may be forced to play without Taj Gibson (ankle) for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:25 am
     
    Injured
  • Al Horford happy to wear compression shirt
    Al Horford will continue to wear a compression shirt under his jersey, saying that it's "actually helped [him] a lot" as he returns from pectoral surgery.

    Advice: "I never really wanted to wear it," Horford said. "My trainers thought it was a good idea to help me. I was getting very stiff at times. With the shirt I notice it keeps it warm, keeps it tight." Horford is quietly returning to form, averaging 13.8 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, good enough for top-40 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:12 am
  • Nerlens Noel may have planned flagrant foul
    Nerlens Noel may have premeditated the flagrant foul he delivered to Eric Bledsoe just after tip-off on Friday, as Bledsoe was "tipped off" that it was coming before the game.

    Advice: Bledsoe said in a recent interview that his former school Kentucky could "definitely" beat the 76ers, to which Noel and his Philly teammates reasonably took exception. This is unlikely to go any further, but it's worth watching since the NBA wouldn't take kindly to a retaliatory flagrant. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:53 am
  • Favors nears double-double in blowout loss
    Derrick Favors scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: This was as good as it got in the starting lineup in yet another terrible basketball game on Friday. Enes Kanter scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and five turnovers but as usual had no steals or blocks, Trey Burke fell off a cliff with two points (1-of-8 FGs), five assists, one steal, and Alec Burks hit 3-of-10 shots for nine points, four boards and a three. Woof. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:38 pm
  • Gobert looks good in mop-up time
    Rudy Gobert scored 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 18 minutes in Friday's loss.

    Advice: Gobert reminds owners of his upside with the outing, and after tonight he is returning top 145-165 value (9/8 cat) in just 16 mpg. With this type of floor it's hard to justify not stashing him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:33 pm
  • Thibs downplays Gibson's ankle injury
    Coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed the ankle injury suffered by Taj Gibson on Friday night against the Blazers, saying he didn't think it was serious despite Gibson leaving the arena on crutches and in a walking boot.

    Advice: X-rays taken were negative but there is a different vibe coming from writers that think he may need at least a little time to get his ankle right. Owners speculating on Nikola Mirotic (24 points, 11 rebounds, four threes) may want to tap the breaks here, but the running joke is that Thibs doesn't think any injury is serious. With Pau Gasol set to come back sooner rather than later it would appear, Mirotic is more of a flier than anything in 12-14 team formats. In daily formats owners could be able to squeeze a few good games out of him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:26 pm
     
    Injured
  • Ryan Anderson doesn't make any treys
    Ryan Anderson did not make any 3-pointers in a bad 117-97 loss to the Nuggets on Friday with 10 points three rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He made just 2-of-11 from the field in his worst game of the season. Anderson was rolling with 3.0 triples per game before tonight and he'll get it turned around against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:23 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca starts again on Friday
    Alexis Ajinca started against the Nuggets on Friday with 12 points, eight rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Omer Asik (back) aggravated his injury in pre-game warmups, so we could see Ajinca in the starting lineup for a couple more games. He's not going to be as good as he was tonight, so only owners in deep leagues should have interest here. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:19 pm
  • Anthony Davis plays like a normal NBA star
    Anthony Davis scored 18 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: This would have been a great line for any player, but Davis has completely spoiled his fantasy owners. He might turn it around and go for a 30-point, 20-board, 10-block game on Saturday against the Jazz or something. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:16 pm
  • Wright with yet another efficient line on Fri
    Brandan Wright hit all five of his field goal attempts in Friday's blowout win, finishing with 12 points, three boards and two steals in just 19 minutes.

    Advice: Wright is hitting an absurd 77.8 percent from the field while returning top 50-90 value (9/8 cat) in just 18.6 mpg. If you were an early adopter or drafted Wright go ahead and pat yourself on the back, and if your league is still sleeping it's time to wake up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:07 pm
  • Adams posts defensive line with 10 points
    Steven Adams scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks over 26 minutes in the Thunder's 94-92 home loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Adams has clearly won the starting job over Kendrick Perkins, or at least it should be clear. His 50 percent foul shooting and sub-par statistical output keeps him from being a 12-14 team value, but if he can start putting up defensive stats it's possible he claws his way back to relevancy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:40 pm
  • Taj Gibson hurts ankle in Friday's game
    Taj Gibson hit the ground after hurting his left ankle in Friday's game and did not return.

    Advice: He was helped off the floor by teammates and he is already on crutches, and it's the same ankle he hurt against the Cavs. Nikola Mirotic has looked pretty good with Pau Gasol out and he'll clearly take a backseat to Gasol and Joakim Noah, but in that injury prone crew he'll also be well-positioned if the injury bug strikes. We don't have a timetable on Gibson since the injury just occurred, but Mirotic is worth a look as a speculative add for any low-upside or risky player on your roster. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:07 pm
     
    Injured
  • Lee (hamstring) 'making good progress'
    David Lee (hamstring) is "making good progress" according to the Warriors and he will be evaluated again on their current road trip.

    Advice: We'll need to see a bit more progress before arbitrarily assuming he's close to being back, but it's a good report nonetheless. His minutes and starting status will be in doubt upon his return, but he'll still be worth owning in all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:04 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ OKC
  • Nerlens Noel has a brutal game vs. Suns
    Nerlens Noel had a horrible game against the Suns on Friday with three points, five rebounds, two assists and four fouls in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He did not start the second half because he had four fouls before the break. Noel's big preseason and impressive summer league seem like a distant memory, averaging just 6.0 points, 6.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks ad 2.2 turnovers on 39.4 percent from the field and 28.6 from the line over his last five. It's probably going to be a while before he's a top-100 contributor. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:35 pm
  • Update: Omer Asik now out against Nuggets
    Omer Asik (back) will not play against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He aggravated his back injury in warmups and chances are he is going to miss more time. Asik isn't a must-own player anymore considering he doesn't have a high upside. Alexis Ajinca will start again, but doesn't have much fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:39 pm
     
    Injured
  • Omer Asik (back) expected to start vs. Denver
    Omer Asik (back) is expected to start against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He was questionable for tonight after missing the last two games. Asik probably won't see many minutes and figures to be in the mid 20s tonight. He's not a must-start player even in a favorable matchup. Alexis Ajinca could lose some minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:33 pm
     
    Injured
  • Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup against the Raptors.

    Advice: We just thought we'd throw that out there considering it was an issue with him last time. Start Sanders like you normally would and hope he avoids foul trouble. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:08 pm
  • Omer Asik is questionable for Friday
    Omer Asik (back) is questionable to face the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He has missed his last two games and he is probably a little closer to doubtful. The Pelicans do not need him since they can just play Anthony Davis at center. Alexis Ajinca may get minutes, but Ryan Anderson is probably the biggest beneficiary. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:23 pm
     
    Injured
  • Pau Gasol will not play on Friday night
    Pau Gasol (calf) will not play against the Blazers on Friday night.

    Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup since being called "probable" for Monday. Gasol has been outstanding with the Bulls, but perhaps he was playing too many minutes. Taj Gibson was a letdown on Thursday thanks to Jason Thompson playing out of his mind on defense, but his owners should fire him up in all leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:52 pm
     
    Injured
  • Larry Sanders left thigh now 100 percent
    Larry Sanders said that he's fully healed from his left thigh injury he sustained during Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: It's nice to know that he's healthy, but it would be better if he could start contributing consistently. Sanders is averaging 6.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game this season while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the charity stripe. Those poor shooting percentages are keeping him out of the top-100, and right now he doesn't look like much more than a blocks specialist in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:58 am
  • Ryan Anderson playing without hesitation
    Ryan Anderson was limited to just 22 games last season after he suffered a herniated cervical disc that required surgery, however, he is playing without hesitation this season.

    Advice: "Ryan has no hesitation at all, especially on the offensive end," said Williams of Anderson's play. "He's always ready and willing to get up a shot and that's why we love him. I've seen him get hit in a few games and I didn't see him shake his neck or do anything that was any different than when he gets hit in practice. I think he got that stuff out of the way once he started playing in preseason." Anderson is currently averaging 16.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game this season, numbers good enough for top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:42 am
  • Taj Gibson has a letdown game in Sacramento
    Taj Gibson scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 34 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Gibson owners had higher hopes than this tonight as the starting power forward. In his seven starts at power forward last season, he averaged 20.6 points, 9.7 boards, 1.7 blocks and 0.9 steals. Pau Gasol (calf) could miss more time, so Gibson owners should continue to have him locked into their lineups until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • Chris Bosh scores 28 points against Clippers
    Chris Bosh scored a team-high 28 points against the Clippers on Thursday with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He did his damage early and made all nine attempts from the line. Bosh has been on cruise control for much of the season, but a drop in field goal percentage lowered his fantasy value to the third round on the year. He should get better and be viewed as a second-round asset. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:21 pm
  • David Lee's re-evaluation pushed back to Fri.
    David Lee's (hamstring) re-evaluation will now take place on Friday rather than Thursday.

    Advice: Lee went through some 5-on-0 portions of Wednesday's practice, and he was expected to be re-evaluated today, but that will have to wait another day. He's likely going to be eased back into the rotation, so owners still holding on will need to be patient upon his initial return. He sounds doubtful for Friday's game against the Jazz. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:42 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ OKC
  • Jason Thompson (quad) probable for Thursday
    Jason Thompson (quad) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Thompson is averaging just 4.3 points and 6.3 rebounds as a starter for the Kings, and he's faced with a very difficult matchup today against an imposing Chicago frontcourt. So whether he plays tonight should be of little concern to owners in standard leagues. However, if Thompson does sit this one out Carl Landry would be in line for some increased minutes, but given Sacramento's opponent, neither player makes for a very attractive option. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:18 pm
  • Pau Gasol (calf) will not play vs. Sacramento
    Pau Gasol (strained calf) will not play vs. the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: He's questionable to return for Friday's game vs. the Blazers, but said on Wednesday that he must be patient to avoid aggravating the injury. Hopefully his status will once again be determined after Chicago's shootaround, rather than moments before tip-off. Taj Gibson is a terrific option with Gasol out on Thursday, especially with Joakim Noah still playing on a minute-limit. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:43 am
     
    Injured
  • Doc Rivers says Nikola Vucevic best unknown
    Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said Nikola Vucevic is the best player that no one knows about.

    Advice: Vucevic's fantasy owners might disagree with Rivers about the unknown part, the big man's averages of 18.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 1.1 blocks certainly back up his case. The 24-year-old has lived up to his preseason expectations and then some as he's currently returning top-20 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:29 am
  • Amare Stoudemire plays in both B2B games
    Amare Stoudemire played in the second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday, finishing with 19 points, three rebounds and three turnovers in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He played 24 minutes against the Bucks on Tuesday and scored 14. Stoudemire is going to sit out on occasion, so his fantasy owners will need to keep their eyes peeled. He's also sat out in a non-back-to-back game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:45 pm
  • Larry Sanders plays 14 minutes
    Larry Sanders played 14 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with four points, four boards and one turnover.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision tonight and the Bucks didn't announce he was a go until after the 7:30 start time in Brooklyn. Sanders will likely have his minutes limited in his next game on Friday, so his owners should have low expectations against the Raptors on Friday. Check back for updates, assuming the team provides them. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Brandan Wright scores 14 off Mavs bench
    Brandan Wright hit 6-of-7 shots off the bench for 14 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Wright has somehow scored in double figures in five straight games and is averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over that stretch, despite playing just 19 minutes a game. He's also hit 24-of-31 shots during that run, and is worth owning in most leagues, despite coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:32 pm
  • Tyson Chandler with 16 rebounds, 3 blocks
    Tyson Chandler scored just five points, but added 16 rebounds, a steal and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: He's a rebounding machine right now and is averaging 10.8 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over his last five games, despite tonight's scoring dud. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:21 pm
  • Nerlens Noel plays well in start for Sixers
    Nerlens Noel started at PF and had 10 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block on 5-of-10 shooting Wednesday.

    Advice: This was easily Noel's best game in recent memory and if you were thinking about dropping him, you should probably reconsider until we see how he plays over the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:44 pm
  • Larry Sanders is starting on Wednesday
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: In usual Bucks fashion, this update comes at 7:37 pm EST for the 7:30 game. Sanders' thigh issue may limit him and his minutes have been a bit erratic anyway, so he should be on the bench in most fantasy leagues. Zaza Pachulia will move back into the second unit tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • Larry Sanders is a game-time call vs. Nets
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is a game-time call on Wednesday night to face the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday and there is a good chance he misses tonight. Zaza Pachulia is coming off a nice game and would be a desperate plug-and-play option on a busy night in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • Nerlens Noel is back in the starting lineup
    Nerlens Noel will start next to Michael Carter-Williams, Hollis Thompson, Luc Mbah a Moute and Henry Sims.

    Advice: He has been awful in his three games since returning from injury, averaging 5.7 points, 6.3 boards, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 turnovers on 31.8 percent from the field in 25.7 minutes. Noel should get better, but it might take a while before he's an absolute must-start player on a busy night like tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:27 pm
  • David Lee goes through 5-on-0
    David Lee (hamstring) went through 5-on-0 portions of practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to be re-evaluated on Thursday, but is still expected to miss the next week. Lee will likely have his minutes monitored and he's likely lost his starting job to Draymond Green. It does make some sense to stash Lee, but he's probably not a top-50 player upon his return. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:57 pm
     
    Injured
    4:00 pm @ OKC
  • Pau Gasol says he has to be patient
    Pau Gasol (calf) said on Wednesday that he has to be patient with his calf strain.

    Advice: He said he has to go by how he feels and it sounds like he's going to sit out on Thursday night against the Kings. It's become a huge guessing game with the Bulls on the injury report, but we'll continue to try and piece it together leading up to Thursday night. Until then, Taj Gibson looks like a phenomenal player to own while Nikola Mirotic will get some chances, as well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:17 am
     
    Injured
  • Larry Sanders (thigh) questionable Wednesday
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday because of his bruised thigh, so owners will want to check back for updates prior to tip-off. If Sanders can't go, expect Zaza Pachulia to draw another start after he double-doubled on Tuesday, but anything is possible with coach Kidd. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:36 am
  • Pau Gasol (calf) not practicing Wednesday
    Pau Gasol (calf) will not practice on Wednesday, and should be considered questionable for Thursday's game.

    Advice: He had to sit out vs. the Clippers on Monday, so it would not be surprising if he had to miss Thursday's game as well. Gasol has been a force for the Bulls early on this season, and owners will have to remain patient until a positive report surfaces. In the meantime, Taj Gibson will continue to start in his absence and will be a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:21 am
     
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  • Vitor Faverani is listed as out for Wednesday
    Vitor Faverani is listed as out for Wednesday's game.

    Advice: He is out indefinitely and there has been no indication as to when we will see him again. When he does return, he will likely ride the pine and will have almost no fantasy value this season. Feel confident in leaving him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:54 am
     
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  • Jason Thompson (quad) posts 15 & 9 Tuesday
    Jason Thompson (quad) had 15 points, nine rebounds and two turnovers in 25 minutes of action on Tuesday.

    Advice: He jumped out to a quick start and looked unimpeded by his recent quad injury, but as usual his fantasy contributions were restricted to points, FG percentage and rebounds. Fantasy owners in deeper formats would be better off looking for value in backup PF Carl Landry (eight points, nine boards, one steal in 16 minutes). Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Anthony Davis keeps torrid pace in road win
    Anthony Davis continued his onslaught in Tuesday's road win vs. the Kings, notching 27 points (11-of-19 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), nine rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

    Advice: He's on pace to become the only player in NBA history to lead the league in both steals and blocks, and the Pelicans' 21-year-old is sure to rack up untold records as his career unfolds. He's lapping the field for fantasy value, with only Steph Curry, LeBron James, James Harden and Chris Paul in the rearview mirror. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:37 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 22 points w/ four 3s
    Ryan Anderson caught fire in the second half of Tuesday's comeback win in Sacramento, finishing with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was very quiet in the first half, but few players can catch fire as quickly as Ryno, who did his damage in 31 minutes of action. His playing time has picked up with Omer Asik (back) sidelined over the past two games, but Anderson doesn't need more than 25-30 minutes per game to provide solid points and rebounds with elite 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:35 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 10 points in 26 minutes
    Derrick Favors was conspicuously quiet in Tuesday's win vs. the Thunder, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one block in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up four fouls, which limited his playing time, and credit is due to Serge Ibaka's defense. Favors hasn't been the most consistent player this year, but he's exceeding fantasy owners' expectations with top-40 value and should only get better as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Larry Sanders (thigh) traveling on road trip
    Larry Sanders (bruised left thigh) will travel with the Bucks for games on Wednesday and Friday.

    Advice: He remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets, but it's a great sign that he'll join the team for their brief two-game road trip. Zaza Pachulia double-doubled with a full line as a starter in Sanders' absence on Tuesday and would be worth a look for temporary value if Sanders misses any more games. We should know more after Milwaukee's shootaround, so check for updates on Wednesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Al Horford shoots 7-of-8 in tough home loss
    Al Horford made 7-of-8 field goals on Tuesday, including one 3-pointer, to finish a tough loss vs. L.A. with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Horford hasn't played 30+ minutes or taken 10+ shots in any of the Hawks' past four games. He's averaging just 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds this season but he's likely just off to a slow start after missing many months following pectoral surgery. Fantasy owners should view this is a buy-low opportunity for Horford, who will need to play a bigger role for Atlanta to emerge as a legitimate playoff threat. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
  • Jason Thompson (quad) will play Tuesday
    Jason Thompson (quad) will play in Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He is only averaging 3.2 points per game this season so this goes without saying that he shouldn't be considered in standard leagues. Even worse, Thompson will have to deal with Anthony Davis all night which makes him quite unappealing in daily leagues. You can safely ignore him in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:58 pm
  • Omer Asik (back) will not play Tuesday vs SAC
    Omer Asik (back) will miss his second straight game vs. the Kings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Asik warmed up but didn't feel good enough to return, leaving Alexis Ajinca as the Pelicans' likely starting center. Ryan Anderson was the guy who absorbed most of Asik's playing time on Monday, however, and he should do so again tonight. Asik is day-to-day and could return as soon as Friday in Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:49 pm
     
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  • Larry Sanders a late scratch w/ bruised thigh
    Larry Sanders was a late scratch on Tuesday due to a bruised thigh.

    Advice: Zaza Pachulia will start at center in his absence and John Henson should earn more playing time off the bench, but the injury was reported so late that most fantasy owners will be unable to change their lineups. Sanders has averaged 6.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.8 blocks through the Bucks' first 10 games, despite the fact that he's playing only 22 minutes per game. His injury doesn't sound serious and we're considering him questionable to return for Wednesday's game in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:58 pm
  • Jason Thompson (quad) probable Tuesday vs. NO
    Jason Thompson (left quad tendinitis) is being listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: Thompson is averaging just 3.2 points and 6.0 rebounds over 25 minutes of action this season, so he's obviously not worth a roster spot in standard leagues. It sounds like he'll suit up on Tuesday, but if he's unable to go, Carl Landry would likely pick up most of his minutes. Reggie Evans could also see some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:36 pm
  • Omer Asik (back) questionable Tuesday vs. SAC
    Omer Asik (back) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: If Asik sits, Ryan Anderson would likely see his minutes in the 30s, and he has a favorable matchup against Sacramento. Stay tuned, as we'll have an official update on Asik's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:56 pm
     
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  • Gibson enjoys like without Pau on Monday
    Taj Gibson enjoyed life without Pau Gasol (calf) in Monday's road win over the Clippers, scoring 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Yes, he would be quite good if Gasol (day-to-day) missed any extended time, but everybody knew that coming into the season. He still has standalone value and should be in many lineups on a weekly basis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:08 pm
     
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  • Anthony Davis may or may not be human
    Anthony Davis scored 31 points on 14-of-20 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in Monday's loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Davis hasn't neared his ceiling yet and that's the part folks continue to grapple with, but be clear we haven't seen this type of transcendent player in many, many years. Jrue Holiday hit just 5-of-19 shots for 14 points, seven boards, two assists and three treys, and Tyreke Evans was equally inept shooting the ball with 13 points on 5-of-18 shooting, five boards, eight assists and two steals. Both ball-dominant guards ignored Davis down the stretch and it cost the Pellies a nice road loss in Portland. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:44 pm
  • Ajinca plays 16 minutes in start for Asik
    Alexis Ajinca started for Omer Asik (back) on Monday, lasting 16 minutes with six points, seven rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Ajinca had a few nice moments but he's basically a magnet for would-be scorers to pad their stats at the foul line. Needless to say that doesn't help him in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:37 pm
  • Nerlens Noel still not hitting his stride
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench again on Monday during a 100-75 loss to the Spurs, scoring four points with six boards, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He's been underwhelming in his last three games off the bench, averaging 5.7 points, 6.3 boards, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks on 31.8 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the line. He should get better, so he can be considered as a buy-low option. Although, his upside is severely capped given his woeful shooting. Additionally, he should wind up in the starting lineup very soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:17 pm
  • Vucevic goes for 25 and 14 vs. Pistons
    Nikola Vucevic went for 25 and 14 with three assists in Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: The Pistons struggle against big men so the result isn't surprising. Vucevic is returning top 15-20 value this season, with averages of 18.8 points, 11.8 boards and 2.0 combined steals and blocks. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:36 pm
  • Bosh ends slump against the Nets
    Chris Bosh ended his slump on Monday against the Nets, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including a three) with nine rebounds and one steal in 29 foul-plagued minutes.

    Advice: Bosh was on a 12-of-49 bender from the field and though tonight's result isn't winning him any awards, it was a welcome sight for owners. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Tyson Chandler hits all 7 shots from field
    Tyson Chandler made all seven shots from the field for 14 points against the Hornets on Monday during a 107-80 win, adding nine rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavericks are just ridiculous on offense right now as one of the most efficient offenses in the history of the NBA. Chandler has made at least 71 percent of his shots from the field in each of his last three games and he also has three double-doubles in his last five. He is a very hot property in fantasy right now and has turned in second-round value over the past two weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Alexis Ajinca will start for Omer Asik
    Alexis Ajinca will start against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: Omer Asik (back) is out, but Ajinca probably won't play too much with Ryan Anderson more than capable of playing power forward next to Anthony Davis. He's only a deep-league play. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Pau Gasol is out Monday with a calf issue
    Pau Gasol (calf) will not play against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable and is now the second Bull this season to be listed as probable and not play (Derrick Rose is the first). With Gasol out, Taj Gibson will get plenty of run and needs to be in 100 percent of lineups tonight. Gasol is hopeful to play against the Kings and sustained the injury on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:04 pm
     
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  • Asik (back) will not play against the Blazers
    Omer Asik (back) will not play on Monday against the Blazers.

    Advice: The Pelicans will mix Asik's minutes among the additional rotation players so there isn't any real beneficiary in fantasy leagues. We'll keep you updated on Asik's status as reports come in. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:17 pm
     
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  • Omer Asik plans to play on Monday night
    Omer Asik (back) is hoping to play against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He is listed as questionable for the 10:00 PM EST start time. Asik said his discomfort was worse following Sunday's practice. Asik doesn't have a history of back problems, so he might be a little closer to probable here. Still, his upside isn't great and he's only been the 116th-best player in standard leagues over the past two weeks, so his owners probably shouldn't use him at less than 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:39 pm
     
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  • Pau Gasol listed as probable vs. Clippers
    Pau Gasol (calf) is listed as probable with a left calf strain for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: There was no indication of a calf strain before this report and we'd be shocked to see him sit tonight. Gasol has no noteworthy calf issues since at least 2003. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:43 am
     
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  • Omer Asik (back) suddenly questionable Monday
    Omer Asik (back) is suddenly questionable to play on Monday against the Blazers.

    Advice: There have been no reports of Asik dealing with back pain of any kind, so this is a complete surprise. If the big fella is unable to give it a go, the Pelicans could choose to start Alexis Ajinca at center. Or, the team could move Anthony Davis to center and Ryan Anderson could draw the start at power forward. Either way, expect Ryno to see more minutes if Asik sits. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:22 am
     
    Injured
  • Kris Humphries coming on after hand injury
    Kris Humphries is emerging as part of the Wizards' rotation after being initially slowed by his hand injury.

    Advice: Humphries was dealing with nerve damage in his right hand that required surgery, and now he's really starting to play the role Washington envisioned upon acquiring him in a sign-and-trade during the offseason. "He goes in there and just bangs," Randy Wittman said. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:30 am
  • Noel, MCW to come off bench again Monday
    Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams will again come off the bench on Monday against the Spurs.

    Advice: With both players coming off injury concerns (Noel-ankle, MCW-shoulder), the Sixers continue to keep their prized possessions in bubble wrap. Although neither is expected to be limited, having your two best players come off the bench is already limiting their ceiling to begin with. Regardless, both players should soon be back in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:20 am
  • Chris Bosh attempting 3.7 triples per game
    Chris Bosh is averaging a career-high 3.7 3-pointers per game.

    Advice: Converting 1.1 per game, Bosh is shooting just 29.7 percent from distance and 41.3 percent overall. For context, Bosh averaged 2.8 threes per game last year, so he's shooting nearly a full three per game more this season. After previously talking about getting back into the post, Bosh has been firing at will from distance. He's going to have to find a better balance in order to improve his efficiency. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:32 am
  • Amare Stoudemire could get strategic breaks
    Amare Stoudemire said he could take planned days off in order to keep him fresh for the season.

    Advice: STAT was rejuvenated following a night off recently, and he went on to disclose that he and the medical staff have at least discussed some sort of maintenance program this season. Nothing is set in stone, but as is the usual case, don't expect to see Stoudemire for a full complement of games this year. "Depending on the schedule, we’ll see what makes the best sense when medical staff looks at the schedule," Stoudemire said. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:51 am
  • Vitor Faverani showing no signs of progress
    Brad Stevens said he has "zero idea" when Vitor Faverani (knee) might return.

    Advice: We're marking him out indefinitely at this point until there is a positive update. "No increased activity," Stevens said. "I don't know. They have not given him any specific timeline." Now rehabbing from a second knee surgery after the firs caused lingering pain and swelling, Faverani is looking at a lost season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:11 am
     
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    3:00 pm vs Por
  • Amare Stoudemire returned to action on Sunday November 16. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 10:54 pm
  • Steven Adams blocks career-high six shots
    Steven Adams set a new career high with six blocks in Sunday's home loss vs. the Rockets, adding one point (0-of-2 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), six rebounds and one assist despite briefly leaving with a head injury.

    Advice: He swatted six shots in the first half alone, which was even more expected as it came against Dwight Howard and the Rockets. Adams head injury doesn't seem serious but we should have an update or two prior to Tuesday's game vs. Utah. For now, fantasy owners can assume that Adams will be in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 7:02 pm
  • Steven Adams (head) returns after brief exit
    Steven Adams left Sunday's game after taking a blow to the head during the third quarter, but he has since returned.

    Advice: Adams had a career-high six blocks before exiting and it seems he avoided any lasting injuries. We should have a few updates prior to Tuesday's game vs. Utah, but for now owners can assume that Adams will be in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 5:58 pm
  • Chris Bosh shoots 2-of-17 in loss to Bucks
    Chris Bosh was ice cold vs. Milwaukee on Sunday, making just 2-of-17 FGs and 5-of-8 FTs to finish with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and five blocks.

    Advice: Bosh had only three blocks in Miami's first nine games this season, so his fantasy owners can take solace in the unexpected burst of assists and defensive stats. His 11.7 percent shooting doesn't even rank in the top-10 of his worst shooting performances, but it's his second-worst result with at least 10 attempts (trailing a 1-of-18 debacle from Feb. 2011). Expect him to bounce back offensively vs. the Nets on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 5:54 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire to come off bench Sunday
    Amare Stoudemire will play on Sunday but will come off of the bench behind Quincy Acy.

    Advice: After getting a recovery day on Friday, Stoudemire will suit up for this one and will likely see the majority of the minutes at PF despite coming off of the bench. Owners will always have to worry about DNP's with him this season, but he will be a decent plug-and-play on most nights if he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:00 am
  • Amare Stoudemire (rest) will play on Sunday
    Amare Stoudemire (rest) said that he will play against the Nuggets on Sunday after he was given a recovery day against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: The Jazz game wasn't a back-to-back set so it was surprising to see him sit that one out. Regardless, he is playing Sunday and owners should consider him as a low-end option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 6:22 am
  • Brandan Wright makes all six from field
    Brandan Wright made all six from the field for 13 points against the Wolves in an easy 131-117 win on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He's on a mission to lead the NBA in field goal percentage and he might be the favorite as long as he qualifies. Wright isn't going to be the best player on your fantasy team, but he's a solid contributor. He's worth owning in competitive standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:48 pm
  • Tyson Chandler scores 12 with 16 boards
    Tyson Chandler scored 12 points with 16 boards, two assists and three blocks in just 24 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavericks just owned the paint tonight with 76 in-the-paint points. Chandler has thrived in pick-and-roll and has seen his scoring go up, averaging 13.2 points, 13.0 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 blocks on 68.4 percent from the field over his last five. This might be one of his higher points of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:43 pm
  • Derrick Favors shoots the ball well Saturday
    Derrick Favors made 9-of-11 from the field for 18 points in a 111-93 loss to the Raptors on Saturday with six rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He started fast, but the Raptors were clearly committed to keeping him in check in the second half. Favors has shot 9-of-11 in two of his last three games with a 21-12 double-double sandwiched in between. He's rolling for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 8:05 pm
  • Kris Humphries plays 26 minutes
    Kris Humphries played 26 minutes off the bench against the Magic on Saturday with 16 points, six rebounds and one block.

    Advice: It's his second game in a row with at least 25 minutes and he's created a nice little role for himself. Humphries has been the primary bench big man and is an option in deep leagues. He could also be a solid pickup if/when Nene goes down. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 7:01 pm
  • Nene scores 16 in 27 minutes on Sat.
    Nene (shoulder) played 27 minutes against the Magic on Saturday with 16 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: His shoulder injury was never considered serious and it didn't affect his playing time. Nene will wind up on the injury report more than most players, but he's a fairly reliable option in standard leagues while he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 6:54 pm
     
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  • Amare Stoudemire says he's fine for Sunday
    Amare Stoudemire will play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: He had a day off on Friday in a loss to the Jazz. Stoudemire's minutes have been around 24 per game on the season and he should be in that neighborhood on Sunday. With Iman Shumpert (hip) likely out, Stoudemire should be more involved against a soft Denver frontcourt. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:56 am
  • Nene (shoulder) expected to play on Saturday
    Nene (shoulder) is expected to play on Saturday vs. the Magic according to coach Randy Wittman.

    Advice: He made it through two full practices and it looks like his shoulder isn't giving him too many problems. Though he is injury-prone, owners should continue to deploy him as usual, but check back before tip-off for any updates on his status. If Nene does end up sitting this one out, expect Kris Humphries and Drew Gooden to pick up the slack, but neither are reliable fantasy options. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 6:23 am
     
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  • Adams makes an appearence in the box score
    Steven Adams made an appearance in the box score on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and five blocks in the Thunder's overtime loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: Adams has not been able to take advantage of the opportunity presented to him so far, but he still has a chance to earn a significant starting role. If he starts to pile lines like this up maybe he can turn it around, so just watch him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:29 pm
  • Noel plays 23 foul-plauged minutes vs. HOU
    Nerlens Noel played 23 foul-plagued minutes on Friday against the Rockets, scoring eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with six rebounds, four turnovers and one block.

    Advice: Noel's owners are probably pretty frustrated with his slow start and better days are certainly ahead. Not without risk, he's still a guy that owners should be targeting in trades while his value is at a floor. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:56 pm
  • Favors goes for 21 and 12 with three blocks
    Derrick Favors went for 21 and 12 with three blocks in Friday's road win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Favors hit 8-of-15 shots and 5-of-7 free throws as he continues to march along at a top 30-40 pace. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 9:32 pm
  • Al Horford lights it up with his jumper
    Al Horford made 8-of-10 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in just 28 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He's started slow, but the jumper was working tonight in a big way. Despite the slow start, he's already put up fourth-round value and he should approach top-20 value as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 8:30 pm
  • Sanders struggles with foul trouble on Friday
    Larry Sanders struggled with foul trouble on Friday against the Magic, but still managed two steals and two blocks to go with four points and five boards in 16 minutes.

    Advice: This gets it done for owners and he's hovering around his ADP as a top-100 value. If he could make headway on the mpg issue (23.4), then he'd really be onto something but in Jason Kidd's rotation we're not holding our breath. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 6:58 pm
  • Henson makes some noise after deep freeze
    John Henson scored 10 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 4-of-5 shots with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: We had to double-take because we were certain that Henson had moved to another country but yes indeed this line belongs to him. All kidding aside, if he gets the opportunity we know he can be a nice asset so owners should keep an eye on him to see if he can build any momentum. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 6:33 pm
  • Nerlens Noel coming off the bench again Fri.
    Nerlens Noel will again come off the bench Friday as the 76ers take on the Rockets.

    Advice: Noel played 29 minutes off the bench in his last outing, putting up five points, seven rebounds, three steals, and one block. He's not necessarily a must-start guy on a busy Friday night, but if you're looking to close the gap in blocks or steals in a head-to-head league he's worth rolling out there. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 3:41 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire will not play on Friday
    Amare Stoudemire will get a recovery day and will not play against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Knicks are not even on a back-to-back set, so this is surprising. Stoudemire should be ready to go on Sunday against the Nuggets. With STAT out, Carmelo Anthony will likely get more run at power forward while basically the entire rotation will soak up STAT's minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 2:45 pm
  • Al Horford slowly getting his rhythm back
    Al Horford acknowledged during a recent interview that he's had a slow start to the season.

    Advice: "I'm getting there, it's a process getting back rhythm and feeling good," said Horford. "I just have to keep playing games; it's a matter of time. It's being able to sustain long periods of time on the court. I find myself at times being a little fatigued." Owners who drafted Horford shouldn't have expected him to come flying out of the gates, as he missed all but 29 games last season with a torn pectoral muscle. Horford has shown flashes of his former self, but it's been a bit of a bumpy ride so far. He's averaging 13.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.0 steal per game, and he should only get better as the year progresses, so this looks like a solid buy-low opportunity for one of fantasy basketball’s more underrated big men. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:37 am
  • Nene (shoulder) will play Saturday vs. Magic
    Nene (shoulder) has practiced in full for the past two days, and head coach Randy Wittman said that he will play Saturday.

    Advice: Nene is averaging 11.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.7 steals on the season, so he can be viewed as a low-end option in standard leagues. The next injury is always right around the corner with Nene, but he's a serviceable while healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 14, 11:00 am
     
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  • Brandan Wright has a decent game
    Brandan Wright scored 14 points on 4-of-7 from the field on Thursday against the 76ers with five rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 16 minutes.

    Advice: He had one of his best usage rates of the year, but his shooting percentage actually took a hit. Wright is still worth a look in standard leagues for his output in blocks and field goal percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 10:10 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scores five in return
    Nerlens Noel returned from an ankle injury on Thursday with five points, seven boards, three steals and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: His ankle injury was never considered serious and his injury was originally under the radar. Noel has put up decent stats while he's active, but the injury risk could make him an annoying player to own. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 9:56 pm
  • Pau Gasol dominates with 27 points vs. TOR
    Pau Gasol dominated against the Raptors on Thursday with 27 points 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal three blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: He made 12-of-19 from the field and just owned the paint tonight. Gasol has been rolling in his days with the Bulls and has seen an upward trend in his production, averaging 20.4 points, 12.2 points. 2.2 assists and 2.0 blocks over his last five. He looks like a steal for his owners. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 7:54 pm
     
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  • David Lee still out for rest of the week
    David Lee (hamstring) is still out for the rest of the week.

    Advice: He is not expected to be re-evaluated until the weekend, but at least he's been able to get some work in at practice. Lee will likely be eased back into the rotation, so his fantasy owners shouldn't expect much production until around Thanksgiving. Draymond Green should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 6:02 pm
     
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    4:00 pm @ OKC
  • Chris Bosh working on shedding soft label
    Chris Bosh's strong play to start the 2014-15 season is going a long way to dispel the notion that he is a soft player.

    Advice: Bosh has elevated his game this year as the Heat's de facto leader and his 9.3 rebounds per game thus far have him ranked 18th in the NBA in that category. "I told people I could rebound a long time ago — I told people that," Bosh said. "Then they’re going to be crazy when, ‘Oh, he can rebound now?’ But I told you I could rebound a long time ago." Bosh had an off night during Wednesday's loss to the Pacers, but he's still one of the more valuable fantasy big men out there. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 8:23 am
  • Anthony Davis' post usage extremely low
    Anthony Davis is currently 25th in the league in close touches per game, according to SportsVU cameras.

    Advice: For comparison, Tim Duncan averages twice as many as Davis' 5.2 close touches per game in less minutes, so there's something amiss here. Davis' owners can't complain too much as the big man is currently the top player in all of fantasy basketball, but it's scary to think that there's even more upside if the Pelicans can figure out how to get him the ball more down low. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 13, 7:28 am
  • Anthony Davis has another Anthony Davis line
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