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    • Trevor Booker scores 12 with six boards
      Trevor Booker had his best game in a while on Saturday vs. the Bucks, scoring 12 points with six boards, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

      Advice: It was the most minutes he had played since Dec. 1, and it was also the most points he has scored in the month of February. Booker hasn't yet capitalized on the departure of Enes Kanter, but now that he has become the first big off the bench for Utah, owners in deeper leagues will want to keep an eye on him moving forward. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:50 pm
    • Derrick Favors has massive line in win Sat.
      Derrick Favors was simply fantastic against the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 12 boards, three blocks and three steals in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He shot 7-of-11 from the field and hit his only two free throw attempts on the night, but he did come dangerously close to fouling out in this one. He has now double-doubled in three out of his last four games, and it's obvious that Enes Kanter bolting town has done wonders for the value of both Favors and Rudy Gobert. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:42 pm
    • Rudy Gobert double-doubles with three blocks
      Rudy Gobert scored 12 points with 10 boards, two steals and thee blocks in 32 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: He is one of the most exciting players to watch in the NBA and his upside is through the roof. Gobert has seen his playing time steadily increase now that Enes Kanter is gone and he has averaged 9.8 points with 10.6 boards, 4.0 blocks and 1.0 steal in 31.0 minutes per game over his last five. Gobert's owners should be calling Kanter's agent and thanking him for demanding a trade out of Utah. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic dealing with pain in his ankle
      Nikola Pekovic's troublesome ankle flared up on him during Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies, and he is expected to be reevaluated on Monday.

      Advice: Not good. Pekovic hasn't exactly been the most durable player in recent years, and it looks like the Wolves were playing with fire when they decided to play him in the second game of a back-to-back set. Pekovic lasted just two minutes in the second half on Saturday, and we would be surprised if he ended up playing against the Clippers on Monday. Gorgui Dieng stands to benefit the most if Pekovic misses time, while rookie Adreian Payne will see a bump in his minutes as well. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:21 pm
    • Dante Exum plays just 12 minutes Saturday
      Dante Exum was held scoreless in 12 minutes against the Jazz and was benched in favor of Trey Burke for the start of the second half.

      Advice: Exum has now played 19 or fewer minutes in each of his last three games, and it is starting to look like his days as a starter are numbered. The Jazz obviously threw the rookie into the fire too quickly, and while he does have a ton of potential, he is nowhere near ready to be a starting PG in the NBA. Exum should have already been dropped in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:18 pm
    • Trey Burke scores 23 points, starts 2nd half
      Trey Burke replaced Dante Exum in the starting lineup at halftime and did not disappoint, scoring 23 points in a 82-75 win over the Bucks on Saturday.

      Advice: Exum looks lost out there, and it's surprising that Burke hasn't yet reclaimed his starting spot. Burke has been on fire recently with averages of 18.2 points, 3.8 assists, 2.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.2 3-pointers in 28.8 minutes over his last five games, and it's obvious that the Jazz desperately need his scoring punch . Even if coach Quin Snyder opts to keep bringing Burke off the bench, he is still worth owning in most leagues and should continue to see his minutes trend up. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:11 pm
    • Khris Middleton scores 18 points in loss Sat.
      Khris Middleton scored 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting against the Jazz on Saturday, adding six boards, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: He is arguably Milwaukee's best weapon on offense now that Brandon Knight is no longer in town, and he has now scored in double digits in twelve straight games. In case it's not already obvious, Middleton is a must-start player and should continue to be a stud for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard explodes against the Suns
      Kawhi Leonard dominated on offense during a 101-74 win over the Suns on Saturday with 22 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

      Advice: After a very rough start to the second half, Leonard is back. He was taking too many jumpers and he's gone back to being more aggressive. Kawhi had a nice line of 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal on Friday, so his fantasy owners can finally start to feel great about him. We're expecting a big finish thanks to a friendly schedule. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:44 pm
    • Deron Williams scores 25 points in win
      Deron Williams turned Rajon Rondo into a turnstile during a 104-94 win on Saturday with 25 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

      Advice: Jarrett Jack was no slouch either with 14 points and four dimes tonight. Williams has come out strong in the second half, averaging 15.6 points, 4.2 boards, 7.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.8 treys. If you were patient with Deron last month, it's starting to pay off. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:28 pm
    • Nikola Pekovic plays just 12 minutes
      Nikola Pekovic played just 12 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with one point, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

      Advice: He played less than two minutes in the second half. The first thing to come to mind here is that his ankle isn't feeling great on the second half of a back-to-back set. His fantasy owners knew there was a lot of risk and hopefully the Wolves say it was just scheduled rest or because Marc Gasol destroyed him. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 8:03 pm
    • Trey Burke starting the second half vs. Bucks
      Trey Burke is starting the second half in place of Dante Exum in Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

      Advice: Exum hasn't been playing well for the Jazz and was held scoreless in eight minutes at halftime. Burke, on the other hand, has been fantastic recently and is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Nuggets on Friday. Burke is the PG to own in Utah for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:24 pm
    • Andrew Bogut could be rested Sunday
      Andrew Bogut could be rested on Sunday against the Celtics.

      Advice: Coach Steve Kerr said it comes down to whether or not Festus Ezeli is suspended. If Ezeli doesn't get a suspension for his altercation with Tyler Hansbrough on Friday, Bogut will likely sit. If Bogut does miss that game, Marreese Speights and David Lee will benefit most. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:51 am
    • Faried (thumb) goes for 12 and eight
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) returned to action on Friday against the Jazz, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 28 minutes.

      Advice: Faried is at the middle of the drama in Denver and Brian Shaw is apparently bullet-proof so there isn't any end in sight for the inconsistency. In a best-case scenario, Faried busts his hump to prove Shaw wrong but the situation is so toxic there we wouldn't hold our breath. The high draft pick is barely clinging to top-125 value on the season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 1:08 am
    • Gobert nearly double-doubles, blocks six
      Rudy Gobert scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting (2-of-2 FTs) with eight rebounds and six blocks in Friday's win over the Nuggets.

      Advice: Gobert is the No. 7 and 15 fantasy play since the All Star break in 9- and 8-cat leagues respectively, an upside that's been detailed around here in various spaces. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:57 am
    • Burke scores 19 points with solid line
      Trey Burke scored 19 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-12 shots (including three treys) with two rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in 23 minutes.

      Advice: Burke was a recommended pickup and Wednesday and he's a must-own player after this outburst. He'll probably hover around late-round value when it's all said and done. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:52 am
    • Motiejunas quiet on Friday vs. Brooklyn
      Donatas Motiejunas had a quiet night on Friday against the Nets, scoring 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, one assist and no steals or blocks in 24 minutes.

      Advice: Motiejunas has hovered as a solid late-round value over the last month and unless he truly goes south he should be held in all 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:18 am
    • Williams scores 15 points with three assists
      Deron Williams started again at point guard on Friday as expected, scoring 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting (no threes) with five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

      Advice: Williams outplayed Jarrett Jack (four points, 2-of-9 FGs, five assists, one steal, one block, 23 minutes) and that hasn't been the case for most of the season. The Nets want things to work out with Williams so they'll give him every chance to stay on track, but he'll have his work cut out for him staying ahead. Either way, he should be owned in all formats now that he avoided falling off the cliff, at least for now. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:09 am
    • Wes Matthews hurts hand, doesn't need X-ray
      Wesley Matthews hurt his hand on Friday and said he doesn't need an X-ray.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game, so he didn't have to play through it. Matthews didn't play well tonight, making 2-of-13 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers. He should be ready to roll for the Kings on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 pm
    • Kenneth Faried returned to action on Friday February 27. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:24 pm
    • Chris Paul scores 19 with 13 dimes
      Chris Paul scored 19 points against the Grizzlies on Friday with four rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one turnover and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: The Grizzlies gave out flip-flops tonight and it wasn't a coincidence because their team/fans haven't been bashful about saying the Clippers flop a lot. As for Paul, his numbers in his last nine are amazing, averaging 20.0 points, 4.8 boards, 12.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 treys on 49.3 percent from the field. The Clippers are playing very well without Blake Griffin (elbow). Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:13 pm
    • Harris back on track for fantasy owners
      Tobias Harris scored 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, two steals and one block in 37 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Harris has two solid games under his belt and owners can use him like they normally would following his absence due to knee soreness. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:02 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs Cha
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) is a go for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will play against the Jazz on Friday and come off the bench.

      Advice: He missed Wednesday and there's no word on how many minutes he'll play. Faried was only playing minutes in the low 20s leading up to the injury, but he should have a chance for more with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. He's still not a must-start player tonight, especially with Rudy Gobert protecting the rim. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:48 pm
    • Andrew Bogut's struggles continue Thursday
      Andrew Bogut couldn't break out of his slump against the Cavaliers on Thursday, scoring just six points with five boards, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

      Advice: He has averaged just four points per game over his last four, shooting just 37 percent from the floor over that span. Bogut is still worth holding onto for his upside in blocks and rebounding, but the Warriors will likely be very cautious with him down the stretch given his injury history. In fact, head coach Steve Kerr hinted that Bogut may be rested on Sunday vs. Boston or Monday vs. Brooklyn, so his owners should keep their head on a swivel for an update. If and when Bogut does sit out, expect Marreese Speights and David Lee to benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:32 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) probable for Friday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is likely to play Friday vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Faried's play has fallen off greatly during the month of February with averages of just 8.1 points and 6.8 rebounds on 40.3 percent shooting from the field through 23.4 minutes of action. However, with Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) out and Darrell Arthur (calf) being listed as doubtful, Faried will likely be forced into heavy minutes on Friday, and hopefully he can bust out of his month long slump. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:36 pm
    • Rest on the horizon for Andrew Bogut
      Steve Kerr said he will rest Andrew Bogut during the Warriors' upcoming stretch.

      Advice: Kerr did add that Bogut will play against Cleveland on Thursday, so it's likely we'll see him sit on Sunday (vs. Boston) or Monday (vs. Brooklyn). Marreese Speights stands to benefit from Bogut's upcoming rest, so daily gamers will want to keep an eye on this situation in order to maximize Speight's value. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:42 am
    • Shaw wants a more consistent Kenneth Faried
      Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said he'd like to see more consistency out of Kenneth Faried (thumb).

      Advice: Faried is dealing with a thumb injury, but he was also benched in favor of Darrell Arthur on Monday. "The expectation level with Kenneth was never as a go-to guy. He was never a guy we expected to be able to throw the ball into and say: 'Go get us 20 points every night.' It's probably unfair for people to expect that," Shaw said. "But the other things — the rebounding, the running the floor and the energy — that's what people expect. And that's been a little bit inconsistent." The Manimal's fantasy owners likely agree with Shaw and may want to think about cutting Faried in deeper leagues if another solid option is available. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:22 am
    • Wesley Matthews bounces back with 31
      Wesley Matthews, who missed all seven of his shots and scored four points on Sunday, got it back on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes! Arron Afflalo scored 10 points off the bench, and owners who were scared that Afflalo's presence would ruin Matthews should be feeling much better about things after this performance. And yes, he just went from a season low in scoring to a season high in back-to-back games, which is pretty hard for fantasy studs to do at this point in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:11 am
    • Donuts finally doesn't look glazed over
      Donatas Motiejunas played one of his better games in the past month against the Clippers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: Before this one, he hasn't been great this month, averaging 11.8 points, 5.9 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocks in his previous eight games. Donuts was also more of a cream puff on defense, allowing his man to shoot 5.1 percent higher than his average in that span, too. Motiejunas hasn't been in the top 200 for February this month and is clearly being outplayed by Terrence Jones, a much better player to own. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:49 pm
    • Chris Paul drops a big line in a loss
      Chris Paul handed out 14 assists against the Rockets during a 110-105 loss on Wednesday, adding 22 points, three rebounds and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: He's up to 9.9 assists per game and is getting very close to catching John Wall's league-leading 10.1. Paul has put up some fantasy MVP-type numbers in his last eight, averaging 20.1 points, 4.9 boards, 12.0 boards, 1.5 assists and 1.3 treys on 49.2 percent from the field and 93.5 percent from the field. He and DeAndre Jordan are carrying the Clippers right now with a little Jamal Crawford, as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:44 pm
    • K. Leonard plays well, at least in fantasy
      Kawhi Leonard hit 5-of-13 shots for 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but the Spurs lost their fourth straight game, this time to the Blazers.

      Advice: He was a team-high -13 +/- tonight, and had also been struggling for his fantasy owners, mainly due to poor shooting and some confidence issues. There wasn't much wrong with tonight's line, and you have to think he's on the verge of righting the ship soon. This was at least a step in the right direction. Tim Duncan added 20 points and eight boards in another Spurs loss, and they're just four games ahead of streaking New Orleans in the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 pm
    • Trey Burke cools off, but starts second half
      Trey Burke played 29 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, but hit just 2-of-8 shots for seven points, five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: Burke came in hot, scoring 23, 19 and 16 points in his previous three games, but the good news doesn't stop there. He finally started over Dante Exum in the second half, which could mean Burke might be ready to finally retake his job from the rookie. If he's available in your league, pick him up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:05 pm
    • Rudy Gobert posts nice dub-dub in loss
      Rudy Gobert had 16 points, 14 rebounds, a steal and three blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers.

      Advice: He hit 6-of-11 shots and if you were faced with a decision on whether to pick up Gobert or Gorgui Dieng before the trade deadline, we hope you went with Rudy G. Dude can't fail. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:02 pm
    • Deron Williams quiet in Jarrett Jack's return
      Deron Williams started again on Wednesday and had 10 points and six assists in 34 minutes on 4-of-14 shooting.

      Advice: Jarrett Jack was back from his hamstring injury, but came off the bench and had 15 points in 28 minutes. It remains to be seen if Jack starts over Williams in the next one, but it would make more sense (at least to us) to leave Williams alone and start Jack at shooting guard. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:39 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) won't play vs. Phoenix
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) will not play vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Faried was benched in Denver's last game and he's been struggling to provide any fantasy value lately, so his absence shouldn't be a huge blow for fantasy owners. Darrell Arthur, J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne will pick up the slack in his absence. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 5:17 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (thumb) questionable Wednesday
      Kenneth Faried (thumb) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: In addition to being benched in favor of Darrell Arthur during Monday's game vs. the Nets, Faried also suffered a thumb injury to make matters worse. While Faried was able to play through the injury that game, the Nuggets may opt to err on the side of caution Wednesday in what has become a lost season for the franchise. Expect Darrell Arthur to play big minutes if Faried sits vs. the Suns, with J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne in the mix for more playing time as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:19 am
    • Andrew Bogut whisper-quiet in 20 minutes Tues
      Andrew Bogut played a small role vs. Washington, scoring two points with two rebounds and one assist in just 20 minutes of action.

      Advice: Bogut racked up three fouls during his limited time on the court and quickly gave way to Marreese Speights, who scored 16 points off the bench. Wizards' opponents average 40.8 rebounds per game this season, fourth-lowest in the NBA, but the Warriors scratched out a road win on Tuesday despite being out-rebounded by a margin of 29-45. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:29 pm
    • Tobias Harris will be ready for Weds vs Heat
      Magic head coach James Borrego said Tobias Harris (knee) felt good after Sunday's game against the 76ers and will be ready for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

      Advice: Harris struggled during his 25 minutes of playing time on Sunday, but Borrego's statement is great news for Tobias' fantasy owners. While Borrego may use a minutes limit for Harris in the short-term, he has enough upside to be a nightly start in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:12 am
       
      3:00 pm vs Cha
    • CP3 goes for 30 & 10; key TO late seals loss
      Chris Paul was spectacular pretty much all night on Monday, scoring 30 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, two blocks and two threes, but a late turnover sealed the Clippers' 90-87 loss to the Grizzlies.

      Advice: Paul is gaining a reputation for mistakes in big moments and that's a bit unfair, but he's still in his prime and he can totally redeem himself by going huge in the playoffs. He has dropped off a bit in the overall rankings with just top 5-7 value on a per-game basis in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively, but counting games played he's a top 3-4 asset. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:47 pm
    • Gobert just scratching the surface in win
      Rudy Gobert scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with 14 rebounds, two steals and three blocks over 31 minutes in the Jazz's 90-81 win over the Spurs on Monday.

      Advice: Gobert is just scratching the surface and he's a game-changer in both fantasy and reality basketball. If you had the foresight to draft him and stay the course, you're about to get paid off in a massive way. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 10:29 pm
    • Deron Williams looks good in another start
      Deron Williams was effective against the Nuggets on Monday with 16 points, five rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one turnover.

      Advice: Jarrett Jack missed his second consecutive game and it's led to consecutive double-doubles for Williams. It's been a while since he had one of those with his last double-double coming back on Dec. 16. Jack was ruled out this morning, so he's likely going to miss more time. Williams should be viewed as a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:25 pm
    • Kenneth Faried hurts hand, plays 13 minutes
      Kenneth Faried returned from his Monday hand injury during a loss to the Nets, scoring four points with five rebounds, one assist and one block in 13 minutes.

      Advice: He came off the bench tonight because the Nuggets are very thin at the forward spots with Wilson Chandler (groin) out tonight. Coach Brian Shaw isn't the biggest Faried fan in the world and his value is basically at rock bottom following a two-point game on Sunday. If for some reason Alex Len, Jusuf Nurkic or another red-hot free agent are on the wire, it's not a bad idea to cut Manimal for them. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:53 pm
    • Kenneth Faried (hand) goes to locker room
      Kenneth Faried (left hand) went to the locker room on Monday and has returned.

      Advice: X-rays were negative and he should be OK, but he's not getting much playing time right now. He had ice on his hand and it's unclear if he'll need to miss time. If he does, Darrell Arthur, Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson will get more run. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:57 pm
    • Kenneth Faried off the bench Monday
      Kenneth Faried will come off the bench on Monday.

      Advice: He wasn't late for practice either. Faried has been awful and the thinking here might be that the Nuggets need someone in their second unit. Regardless, his owners should stick with him because is value is way too low right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 5:29 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard fighting through shooting slump
      Kawhi Leonard admitted that he's currently fighting through a shooting slump.

      Advice: "You definitely got to fight through it," he said. "I still have confidence in my shot. I never think I'm going to miss the next one." Before the Feb. 20 game against the Warriors, Leonard was in a 12-of-52 slide, including 1-of-11 against the Clippers. Gregg Popovich admitted Leonard has had a "rough year," in which he's dealt with both eye infections and a torn ligament in his hand. His efficiency is down as he's shooting just 43.8 percent from the field, and while some of that can be attributed to a larger role, it would be foolish to ignore the injury factors. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:40 am
    • Wesley Matthews shoots 0-of-7 in loss to MEM
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 9:16 pm
    • Wesley Matthews makes 0-of-7 FGs vs. Memphis
      Wesley Matthews struggled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, shooting 0-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the FT line to finish with four points in Portland's home loss.

      Advice: Matthews is shooting 45.4 percent overall this season, which is impressive considering far more than half of his attempts come from downtown. He's averaging 16.3 points with career-highs in triples (3.0) and rebounds (3.6), and remains a steady top-60 option despite occasional duds like Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 8:52 pm
    • Tobias Harris (knee) struggles in 25 minutes
      Tobias Harris (knee) struggled in 25 minutes during his return on Sunday, posting four points on 2-of-6 shooting, one rebound, two assists and three turnovers in a start vs. the 76ers.

      Advice: He missed the past three games dating back to Feb. 9 and wasn't able to take advantage of the favorable matchup tonight. Interim coach James Borrego may be forced to limit Harris' minutes to keep him healthy down the stretch, but his top-50 upside is enough reason for fantasy owners to stay patient. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 6:04 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs Cha
    • Khris Middleton & Giannis score 19 pts each
      The Bucks fell at home on Sunday, 86-97, despite getting 19 points from both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

      Advice: Middleton made 6-of-12 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with one 3-pointer, four boards and five assists, and he's emerged as an elite fantasy option over the past month. In his last dozen games he's averaging a stellar 16.2 points (54.2 percent FGs, 91.3 percent FTs), 1.6 threes, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals. He does a little bit of everything, so the arrival of Michael Carter-Williams shouldn't throw him off, and his lucky owners can sit back and enjoy the production. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 3:07 pm
    • Tobias Harris (knee) to start Sunday vs. PHI
      Tobias Harris (knee) will draw the start for Sunday's game against the 76ers.

      Advice: Harris will return to action with a fantastic matchup against the Sixers, and he's certainly someone to consider for those playing daily leagues. His return to the starting lineup will send either Channing Frye or Evan Fournier back to the bench, and with averages of 17.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steal, and 1.1 three-pointers per game, Harris is a must-start guy every time he's in uniform. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 22, 1:16 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs Cha
    • Donatas Motiejunas stuffs stat sheet
      Donatas Motiejunas doubled-doubled against the Raptors on Saturday with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals.

      Advice: The Rockets are quite alright without Dwight Howard right now. Terrence Jones' defense on centers has been a huge plus and D-Mo has been able to operate in the high post. His numbers in his last five include averages of 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 blocks. He's a hold in standard leagues despite a low upside. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 10:37 pm
    • D-Will gets on the board with 12 and 15 night
      Deron Williams started for Jarrett Jack (hamstring) on Friday against the Lakers, scoring 12 points on 6-of-14 shooting (no threes) with four rebounds, 15 assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 40 minutes.

      Advice: Nice. And it's about time. Surely the All Star break helped him get his legs back and some time off probably didn't hurt the noggin, either. We're nowhere near declaring that he's back in the vicinity of his early season production, especially after beating up on L.A., but this outing makes him an interesting gambler's target via trade. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 1:42 am
    • Favors goes for 16 and nine vs. Blazers
      Derrick Favors scored 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting with nine rebounds, two steals and one block in the Jazz's 92-76 win over the Blazers on Friday.

      Advice: With Enes Kanter shipped out to the Thunder, look for Favors to get a slight bump in value and in particular in the rebounding department. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:51 am
    • Kawhi Leonard plays just 19 minutes vs. GSW
      Kawhi Leonard played just 19 minutes against the Warriors on Friday with 12 points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer on 5-of-7 from the field.

      Advice: There's something up with shot selection these days. Leonard didn't take any shots from within eight feet tonight and missing jumper after jumper has been a problem lately, which resulted in a comment from his coach during the game tonight. "Last night he was doing an impression of Kyle Korver. That's not who he is," coach Gregg Popovich said. Leonard is too good and Pop is too smart for this to continue. His owners can just sit tight and wait for the monster lines to come. If you don't own him, try to see if his owner is worried. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:51 am
    • Gobert blocks 5 shots in 1st start w/out Enes
      Rudy Gobert blocked five shots in his first start following the Enes Kanter trade, and also chipped in with four points, seven rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes on Friday.

      Advice: Gobert got into some foul trouble and that's going to be a small issue for him, but this is just an appetizer for the buffet of stats that's about to come. And yes, there are still folks out there who don't know this is coming so plunder away. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 21, 12:47 am
    • Motiejunas plays 21 minutes in loss to Mavs
      Donatas Motiejunas scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with eight rebounds and one assists over 21 minutes in Friday's loss to the Mavs.

      Advice: Motie hasn't been great in his last few games and could easily be found on waiver wires in 12-team formats. But he has been pretty good this season and has a late-round valuation over the last month, so consider picking him up if he was dropped. He has at least a 2-3 week window with Dwight Howard out to cash in on. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 11:56 pm
    • Pekovic double-doubles with two blocks
      Nikola Pekovic scored 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting with 11 rebounds and two blocks in Friday's win over the Suns.

      Advice: Pekovic had a good night in the box but he met his match in Alex Len, who had his number all night. After some early struggles since returning to action, he's back to producing serviceable numbers. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 10:57 pm
    • Rudy Gobert starting on Friday night
      Rudy Gobert moved into the starting lineup on Friday night against the Blazers.

      Advice: Feb. 20, 2015 is the start of a beautiful era. It's Gobert time, you guys. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 4:33 pm
    • Tobias Harris (knee) ruled out vs. Pelicans
      Tobias Harris (right knee) will not play against the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: This is an about-face from yesterday and is troubling news. Harris missed the last two games before the break and history suggests he's been a slow healer, so he could be out beyond tonight. His owners have to bench him. Evan Fournier will start, but expect to see more production out of Nikola Vucevic and Victor Oladipo. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 2:20 pm
       
      3:00 pm vs Cha
    • Deron Williams likely to start Friday vs. LAL
      Deron Williams will likely slide back into the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Lakers with Jarret Jack (hamstring) unavailable.

      Advice: He's going to get a very favorable matchup tonight, and there's a chance his return to the starting lineup becomes a permanent change. Williams is averaging 15.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 1.6 three-pointers per game as a starter, so owners will need to hope he can keep his job once Jack is healthy. As a side note, the Nets are paying Williams $19.8 million this season compared to Jack's $6.3 million. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 12:43 pm
    • Tobias Harris (knee) questionable for Friday
      Tobias Harris (right knee) is now being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

      Advice: There was a report yesterday that Harris had been cleared to play, but it appears head coach James Borrego is going to be cautious with his asset. We’d consider Harris to be on the probable side of the questionable tag, but if he is forced to sit, Evan Fournier will likely get another game with the starting unit and he'd make for a decent plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 20, 6:54 am
       
      3:00 pm vs Cha
    • Chris Paul drops 16 dimes, scores 22 points
      Chris Paul handed out 16 assists against the Spurs on Thursday during a 119-115 win, adding 22 points, five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: This was a huge win for the Clippers to move them up to No. 5 in the Western Conference standings. CP3's numbers have taken off without Blake Griffin (elbow) in his last three, averaging 19.7 points, 5.7 boards, 13.7 assists and 1.3 treys -- all wins against Western Conference playoff teams (Spurs, Rockets and Mavericks). Paul raised his assists to 9.8 per game with tonight's performance and there's a chance he can catch John Wall and Ty Lawson (10.1) for the league lead. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 11:25 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard stuck in a shooting slump
      Kawhi Leonard made just 1-of-11 from the field for four points with six rebounds, six assists and one steal in 27 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

      Advice: He is struggling on the offensive end right now and this was one of his worst games in a long time. In his last four games, Leonard made just 12-of-52 (23.1 percent from the field. The vast majority of his misses were jump shots tonight, which was the story in his previous three because he missed 20 of his 23 jumpers in that span. Leonard will likely get back to being more of a close-range guy and he's still filling the stat sheet in other areas, so try to buy low if you can. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 10:49 pm
    • Tobias Harris cleared to play on Friday night
      Tobias Harris (knee) has been cleared to play on Friday against the Pelicans.

      Advice: He was monitored on Wednesday at practice and he should be able to play his normal playing time. Harris has been logging a whopping 41.0 minutes per game in February, averaging 22.5 points, 7.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys. He should have a big second half under his new coach. Rotoworld.com
      Feb 19, 8:37 am
       
      3:00 pm vs Cha
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