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  • Charlie Villanueva scores 16 points in loss
    Charlie Villanueva scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting Friday, to go with six boards, three assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Villanueva got some extra run tonight with the game well out of reach by halftime, and with the Mavs on a back-to-back set, CV could potentially enter the starting lineup on Saturday if Rick Carlisle elects to rest Dirk Nowitzki. If that's the case, Villanueva could be worth a punt play in DFS, although there's no reason to swoop him up in season-long settings. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:00 am
  • Chandler Parsons scores 6 pts in blowout loss
    Chandler Parsons only managed to score six points on 3-of-9 shooting during Friday's blowout loss to San Antonio, adding one rebound, one assist, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs trailed by 36 points at the half, which was the largest halftime deficit in franchise history, so it's hard to take away much from this unproductive performance from Parsons. He should be able to bounce-back on Saturday vs. Memphis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • Deron Williams hits 3-of-9 shots in 27 mins
    Deron Williams' struggles continued on Friday as he only connected on 3-of-9 shots on his way to eight points, three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Williams has been struggling mightily over the past month, owning meager averages of 11.7 points, 4.6 assists, 1.0 three-pointer and 2.3 turnovers per game on 38.5 percent shooting. Those numbers have him ranking well outside the top 150 in standard leagues, although he still offers too much upside to outright drop. Perhaps he can get things back on track after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:14 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 23 points with two treys
    Kawhi Leonard notched 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting Friday, with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Kawhi's has been underperforming over the past month, producing just third-round value in standard leagues, so now would be an excellent time to float out some buy-low offers to his frustrated owners. At 24 years old, Kawhi is in zero danger of random rest days down the stretch, and he was fantasy basketball's No. 4 overall option in 9-cat leagues after the break last season. The explosion is coming. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • David West starts, logs just 10 minutes
    David West logged a mere 10 minutes in a start at power forward on Friday, tallying just four points, one rebound, one assist and one turnover during his time on the court.

    Advice: Head coach Gregg Popovich has been using a committee approach to help fill the void with Tim Duncan (knee) on the sidelines, which has essentially resulted in a value killing timeshare for all parties involved. Boris Diaw played 19 minutes off the bench, putting up five points, five boards, four assists and a 3-pointer, while Boban Marjanovic tallied seven points, seven rebounds and one swat during his 17 minutes of action. None of these guys have any standard league appeal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 23 points vs. Bucks
    Rodney Hood scored a game-high 23 points during a win over the Bucks on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's a bounce-back from his rare dud on Wednesday. Hood has emerged as one of the best sophomores in the NBA and the Jazz continue to build the offense around him. Expect him to keep flirting with top-50 value even when Alec Burks (leg) comes back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Khris Middleton struggling with Kidd back
    Khris Middleton turned it over a career-high nine times against the Jazz during an 84-81 loss on Friday, scoring 18 points with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was the nightmare matchup for the Bucks. They can't score consistently outside of the paint and the Jazz lock down the area around the rim. Meanwhile, Middleton continues to struggle since Jason Kidd returned. In fact, he made just 32.7 percent from the field in those six games and has struggled in every facet. He should be better. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 15 points
    Jerryd Bayless scored 15 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He scored all 15 points in the first half and disappeared after that. Bayless does have some stash appeal with some trade rumors popping up on Michael Carter-Williams, but it's only for deeper leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • LeBron James' 30 points not enough for CLE
    LeBron James struggled with his shot during Friday's loss to the Celtics, going 9-of-23 from the field on his way to 30 points, seven boards, four assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs self-destructed during the closing minutes of the game, and James was not at all pleased with the results saying: "It’s not about the wins and losses but it’s about how we lost. How we lost, it hurts. It’s been a while since I felt like this." LBJ will likely be looking for blood Saturday vs. the Pelicans, and he could very well produce a monstrous line with a matchup against the second-worst team at defending the small forward position. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari snuffs Bulls, scores 33
    Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 33 points during a 115-110 win over the Bulls on Friday with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He made all 18 attempts from the line and killed the Bulls with his slow-mo style of scoring. Gallinari is the first player to take at least 18 attempts from the line and make all of them since Kobe Bryant in 2013. He was cooling off a bit before this one and only has sixth-round value in his last 10, but expect him to trend up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 14 with 12 rebounds
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) scored 14 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He committed a couple dumb fouls to get him an early exit. That issue aside, Jusuf Nurkic played just 12 minutes and Joffrey Lauvergne played just 14 minutes while they combined for 1-of-10 from the field. Coach Mike Malone said he wouldn't trade Jokic for anyone, so it's fairly obvious Jokic has a clear runway going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores eight points
    E'Twaun Moore scored eight points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Nuggets during a 115-110 loss on Friday.

    Advice: He went bonkers with 24 points, but he didn't step up with Jimmy Butler (knee) going down. With Mike Dunleavy (back) set to return, fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach on Moore. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Derrick Rose drops 30-9-8 line in loss
    Derrick Rose scored 30 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during a 115-110 loss.

    Advice: He was very busy, making 13-of-27 from the field with his 37.1 usage rate in the second half. If Jimmy Butler (knee) misses time, we'll be seeing a ton of Rose in the offense. His upside still isn't high because of low defensive stats and treys, but he'll likely be better for DFS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • J.R. Smith drains five triples, swats a shot
    J.R. Smith drained five more triples during Friday's heartbreaking loss to the Celtics, to go with 20 points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Swish did pick up a questionable foul during the closing minutes of the game, which essentially cost Cleveland the win, but at least his stats were nice. He's been a mid-round guy over the past month, and he's fully capable of going stretches producing early-round value. The horrendous start is a distant memory. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Tony Snell starts second half
    Tony Snell started the second half for Jimmy Butler (knee) on Friday against the Nuggets with two points, one rebound and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He barely played in the first half with five minutes and Mike Dunleavy (back) is going to be back Saturday. Snell isn't a great fit in the first unit and isn't a pickup yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Cam Bairstow gets a start
    Cameron Bairstow scored four points with four rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes during his start for Pau Gasol (hand) on Friday.

    Advice: Bobby Portis picked up most of the minutes and Bairstow looked pretty bad in his 10 minutes, too. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • McBuckets scores 15 points vs. Nuggets
    Doug McDermott scored 15 points with two rebounds and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He might be in line for more minutes because of the injury to Jimmy Butler (knee). McDermott is not a high-upside player because he only puts up points and treys, so he's not a great speculative add in standard leagues yet. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Report: Jimmy Butler hyperextended left knee?
    Jimmy Butler reportedly hyperextended his left knee, and while he'll likely sit out Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves there's a chance he can play Monday vs. Charlotte or Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: Butler is going to get an MRI on Saturday morning, but this report is great news if it turns out to be true. Owners can expect another update tomorrow morning, but with Jimmy likely sidelined on Saturday, Tony Snell figures to enter the starting five with E'Twuan Moore seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be busy on offense for however long Jimmy Buckets is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis blocks six shots in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 17 points during a 91-85 loss to the Grizzlies on Friday with 10 rebounds, six blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He finally broke out after a slump in the past week and change. After the game, Porzingis had some suggestions on the offense regarding pick-and-roll. "I think we need to do that a little more," he said. Porzingis should be an early-round player regardless of how many PNR chances he gets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores four points
    Langston Galloway started at shooting guard on Friday with four points, three rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes.

    Advice: All that momentum fell off in a hurry and he's really not a shooting guard. If you added Galloway, you should stick with him for a little while longer, especially if Carmelo Anthony (knee) needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Matt Barnes returns, scores 12
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) returned during a 91-85 win over the Knicks on Friday with 12 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: It was his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. In true Barnes fashion, he did some warming up on the Knicks side of the court before the game -- this was before other Knicks came out. Barnes should be able to flirt with top-100 value with his fantasy-friendly game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 16 points vs. Knicks
    Jeff Green scored 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 29 minutes against the Knicks in Friday's win.

    Advice: He just thrives in wins and he's found his role off the bench. He's pretty close to his peak and he's putting up sixth-round value in his last 10 games. Green is a hold in all leagues, but selling high makes sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Tyler Zeller scores 16 points in 20 minutes
    Tyler Zeller scored 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting Friday, to go with four boards, one assist and three turnovers through 20 minutes of action.

    Advice: Zeller's playing time has been sporadic throughout the season, but he's been a more consistent part of the rotation over the past three averaging 12.7 points, 6.3 boards and 1.0 block in 20.0 minutes per outing. He's more of a speculative add in really deep leagues, but he could also fall out of the rotation at a moments notice, so don't cut anyone with long-term value to nab him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Thaddeus Young lights up Kings
    Thaddeus Young scored 14 points with 14 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 39 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He's finally on the right track again coming off a 16-point, 14-board game. The Nets handed out 29 assists and Thad's seven were a season high. He should be back to being a top-50 guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic scores 23 points
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 23 points with four rebounds, one assist and a career-high seven 3-pointers against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: The Kings allowed another huge night and can't defend the three ball. As for Bogdanovic, he scored a combined 18 points in his previous four games, so you can ignore this great line for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) will have an MRI on Sat
    Fred Hoiberg said that Jimmy Butler will have an MRI on his sprained left knee on Saturday, and added that the Bulls will need to prepare to play without Butler "for a while no matter what."

    Advice: Hoiberg did say that the ligaments in Butler's left knee are "intact," but Jimmy said he heard a "pop" in his knee and it would be shocking to see him suit up for Saturday's game in Minnesota. Butler exited the arena on crutches and could be looking at a potentially looking at a lengthy absence, so E'Twaun Moore is someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues, while more minutes will be falling to guys like Doug McDermott and Tony Snell. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol (hand) will be doing the heavy lifting on offense for however long Butler is out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left knee) will not return Fri
    Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler was carted off the court, although he was able to walk from the X-ray room to the locker room under his own power, and was in relatively good spirits saying, "Ya'll get me the Forrest Gump knee brace!" Butler is likely headed for an MRI, and for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Timberwolves. Tony Snell started the second-half in Butler's place, and with Buckets sidelined there will be more opportunity for Derrick Rose and E'Twaun Moore. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (left leg) gets carted off
    Jimmy Butler suffered a left leg injury and was carted off the court in Denver on Friday.

    Advice: He had a bad collision with Joffrey Lauvergne and had a really ugly fall. Butler was put in a wheelchair for a few seconds, but he got up to shoot the free throws. He did not put much weight on his leg as he was put into the wheelchair again. We'll look for an update shortly, but this does not look good. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:18 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) will play on Friday
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) will play Friday vs. the Bulls, as expected.

    Advice: He'll have a favorable matchup against Chicago tonight, so go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:27 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip bruise) will play Friday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) will play vs. the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: D-Will hurt himself on Monday but only missed one game, a good sign for fantasy owners given his lengthy injury history. With Devin Harris (toe) doubtful to return prior to the All-Star break, there should still be extra minutes for backup guards J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:57 pm
  • Cameron Bairstow starting w/ Pau Gasol out
    Cameron Bairstow will earn the second start of his career on Friday, filling in for Pau Gasol (hand).

    Advice: Bairstow started one game last season, during which he scored two points in 19 minutes, and thus far in 2015-16 he's averaged a mere 3.8 minutes in 11 appearances. He's not an appealing option in any leagues, and Gasol's absence should primarily benefit Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:36 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) starting vs. DEN Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee tendinitis) will start Friday's game vs. the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: Pau Gasol is out tonight and the Bulls are opting to start Cameron Bairstow, so Jimmy should be even busier than usual offensively. Make sure he's looked into your active lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:33 pm
  • Matt Barnes will play vs. Knicks on Friday
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) will play against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: "We should be fully loaded," coach Dave Joerger said. Yes, this means he gets his first game at MSG since the Derek Fisher drama. Barnes is still a hold in standard leagues, but he's lost some value with Jeff Green tearing it up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:09 pm
  • Langston Galloway getting a start at SG
    Langston Galloway will start in place of Carmelo Anthony (knee) on Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He is coming in on fire with a 17-point gem on Thursday with some solid play in the past week. Galloway has logged most of his minutes at point guard, but he does have some nice run at shooting guard this year. Considering how well he's played, he is a nice option tonight and is worth a grab in standard leagues who he's hot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:54 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) says he will play Friday
    Jimmy Butler (knee) said he will play against the Nuggets on Friday and is now listed as probable.

    Advice: This is somewhat surprising after the Bulls said they wanted to be smart with Butler's knee. This isn't an official "will play" piece of news, but he's looking good to give it a go. That makes E'Twaun Moore less appealing tonight while Tony Snell will move back to the bench. We'll confirm this news as the days goes on. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:18 am
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call
    Jimmy Butler (knee) is a game-time call against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He made it through the morning shootaround and is feeling a little better, but he wants to test his knee out in pre-game warmups before making a final decision. For what it's worth, Butler believes that he will be able to play. If he is cleared to go, Tony Snell will return to the bench and Derrick Rose's value will take a hit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 am
  • Matt Barnes (hamstring) is still questionable
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) remains questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Given his history with Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, Barnes will do everything in his power to play tonight. He did go through the morning shootaround, so it sounds like he could be a game-time call. If he misses another game, Jeff Green and Tony Allen would benefit the most. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) listed as questionable
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) has been listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle is "hopeful" to have him back in the lineup and Williams said on Thursday that he would give it a go, but we should have a concrete answer after the Mavs' shootaround. For now, it sounds safe to pencil him back into lineups. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will lose some value if D-Will plays. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:05 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis struggling right now
    Kristaps Porzingis scored five points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday.

    Advice: He hasn't been involved in the offense much. In his 57 minutes next to Carmelo Anthony in his previous three games, Porzingis only has made 33.3 percent from the field and a 21.9 usage rate. His efficiency on jumpers is down about 10 percent in the previous 10 games, too. Porzinigis' blocks are also down, so nothing is going right. As bad as this sounds, he's still put up seventh-round value in his last 10. He's a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:14 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores 17 on nine FGAs
    Langston Galloway was terrific in 36 minutes against the Pistons, making 7-of-9 from the field for 17 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He might have Wally Pipp'd Jose Calderon. Galloway is a better defender and his improved shooting from the outside is a good fit in the offense. He's put up sixth-round value in his last 10 games, but he might be overachieving. He's still worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:00 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) probable for Friday
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) is probable to play Friday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Jokic played through the shoulder injury on Wednesday, and there's no reason to believe he'll miss Friday's game. He had a disappointing performance against the Jazz, but he should be able to bounce-back on Friday with a much more favorable matchup against the Bulls. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:25 pm
  • Langston Galloway will come off the bench
    Langston Galloway will return to the bench for Thursday's game vs. the Pistons, with Jose Calderon back in the starting lineup.

    Advice: Galloway had a nice run as New York's starting point guard, but his value will take a significant hit with the return to the second-unit. Feel free to cut him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:59 pm
  • Butler says he'll be cautious w/ knee injury
    Jimmy Butler, who is listed as questionable for Friday's game in Denver, said that he's going to take a cautious approach with his left knee injury.

    Advice: "It’s disappointing, but I’ve got to think big picture,’’ Butler said. "I’ve got to take care of my body. My trainer was here and he was like, ‘Look, you’ve got to do what’s right for your body.’ So I talked to the coaches and we thought it was best [I didn't play Wednesday in Sacramento.]" Butler did reportedly feel better on Thursday, and said that he'll test his knee during Friday morning's shootaorund, so expect another update then. Derrick Rose and E'Twuan Moore will benefit if Jimmy is out Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:15 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) questionable for Friday
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Butler spent Wednesday's game vs. the Kings on the sidelines, and the Bulls don't necessarily need him to pull out a win vs. the Nuggets, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him take another night off. If Butler is out, Tony Snell would start, and E'Twaun Moore would look to build off his career-high 24-point performance. Derrick Rose would also shoulder a heavier load on offense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:46 pm
  • Matt Barnes (hamstring) questionable Friday
    Matt Barnes (right hamstring) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Matt Barnes sat out Monday's matchup with New Orleans, and given the tricky nature of hamstring injuries, it wouldn't be shocking to see him miss Friday's contest as well. Jeff Green, Tony Allen and Vince Carter will see an uptick in minutes if Barnes is out, with Green offering the most upside. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:21 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip) says he'll play Friday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) said after Thursday's practice that he'll play Friday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle wouldn't officially confirm Williams' status, but he did say he was hopeful Deron would be out there, so it's looking like he'll play vs. the Spurs. With Williams active, J.J. Barea will return to the bench and Raymond Felton's minutes will take a hit. Owners should check back for official confirmation on Deron following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:17 pm
  • Carlisle hopeful Williams can play Friday
    Rick Carlisle said that he's hopeful to have Deron Williams (right hip contusion) available for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Williams sat out Wednesday's game with the hip injury, but he was moving around better at shootaround, and he said after Thursday's practice that he'll play on Friday. Williams return to the lineup would result in J.J. Barea heading back to the bench, and there would be less minutes available for Raymond Felton. Check back for another update on Williams following Friday morning's shootaround, but it sounds like he'll be out there. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:48 am
  • Chandler Parsons confused by late benching
    Chandler Parsons said his late-game benching during Wednesday's loss to Miami was "definitely strange."

    Advice: Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle opted for Raymond Felton over Parsons to close the game and explained the move by saying that Parsons had been struggling for most of the game. "It's definitely strange to me, especially after how I've been playing," Parsons said after the game. "It's definitely different, but every game calls for something different." Parsons has been on fire as of late and should be be in all fantasy lineups as he's due for a rebound against the Spurs on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 am
  • E'Twaun Moore scores career-high 24 points
    E'Twaun Moore scored a career-high 24 points against the Kings on Wednesday during a 107-102 win, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Who needs Jimmy Butler (knee)? The Bulls players have been lobbying for Moore to start and he came through. As nice as this game is, Mike Dunleavy (back) is set to play on Saturday and Butler is only day-to-day for now. Congrats if you used him tonight, but don't be aggressive on adding him for value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:11 pm
  • Doug McDermott scores 11 off bench
    Doug McDermott scored 11 points off the bench against the Kings on Wednesday with two rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did look to suffer a right shoulder injury, but it was minor and he returned. McDermott did play 4.7 minutes at power forward tonight, which could be a realistic amount going forward. He is still only worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Tony Snell starts for Jimmy Buckets
    Tony Snell made a spot start for Jimmy Butler (knee) on Wednesday with nine points, seven rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Mike Dunleavy (back) will be back on Saturday and Jimmy Butler (knee) is only day-to-day, so Snell probably won't have much value beyond Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:59 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 26 points in win
    Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points against the Pelicans on Wednesday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer on 11-of-17 from the field.

    Advice: He's been pretty quiet with a 10-point dud against the Magic on Monday. Leonard's scoring has been fine, but his steals and other stats have fallen off. Leonard might not be able to hang in the top three for fantasy value, but he should still be elite. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • David West scores 14 in 27 minutes
    David West had an effective start on Wednesday against the Pelicans with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It's one of his best starts, but there's little incentive to adding him based on the last week or so. Leave West on the wire unless you have dead weight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:12 pm
  • Rodney Hood struggles on 3-of-12 shooting
    Rodney Hood hit just 3-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points and a block on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was piping hot coming in, with his last single-digit scoring game coming on Jan. 6, while he had scored between 16 and 29 points in each of his last six games. He'll bounce back soon, but never got it going against the strong defense of Gary Harris tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Nikola Jokic quiet in loss to Jazz
    Nikola Jokic, who was dealing with a sore shoulder, started and played 29 minutes on Wednesday, but hit just 3-of-9 shots for eight points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and zero blocks.

    Advice: Maybe he got 'Gobert'd' tonight, but it was nice to see the big minutes after he was a little iffy coming in. He double-doubled in his previous three games and got the same amount of playing time as usual, so don't be concerned about the low production. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Thaddeus Young comes through with 16 & 14
    Thaddeus Young broke out of a funk and had 16 points and 14 rebounds in 35 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: He didn't do much else, but this was just his third double-double since Jan. 15. He's still a candidate for steals on most nights and we're hoping this is a sign that he's ready to start racking up solid fantasy stats again. He had just eight points and five rebounds in his previous game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:09 pm
  • Tyler Zeller plays 14 minutes on Wednesday
    Tyler Zeller, who went off for his best game of the season on Tuesday, played just 14 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He still managed to put up six points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks despite the limited minutes. He's played well in two straight games, but minutes are still a big concern and he'll need a bigger role going forward if he's going to warrant a fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • J.R. Smith makes four 3s, gets four steals
    J.R. Smith shot just 5-of-14 from the field on Wednesday, scoring 14 points, but four of his makes came from downtown and he added a season-high-tying four steals.

    Advice: Smith also chipped in three rebounds and a block without any turnovers, enough to pacify most fantasy owners. He's a streaky scorer and occasional duds are to be expected, but the 12th-year guard is anchoring his value with 2.4 triples and 1.1 steals per game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:12 pm
  • LeBron James notches 23/6/6 w/ two blocks
    LeBron James notched 23 points on 10-of-21 shooting with six rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks on Wednesday, with only one turnover in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs shot 45.8 percent and turned the ball over just eight times, but they were outscored in the paint while being out-rebounded 28-49, a margin LBJ said was "unacceptable" after the game. The loss snapped a five-game win streak and James will be eager to start a new streak on Friday, to the detriment of the Celtics. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:09 pm
  • Tony Snell starting on Wednesday
    Tony Snell will start against the Kings on Wednesday in place of Jimmy Butler (knee).

    Advice: He will get his best chance to earn minutes going forward because Mike Dunleavy (back) could be back this weekend. Leave Snell on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:18 pm
  • Nikola Jokic starting on Wednesday vs. Jazz
    Nikola Jokic is starting on Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He did show some pain in warmups, but fantasy owners can trust one of the hottest rookies in fantasy tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:58 pm
  • Jimmy Butler (knee) is out for Wednesday
    Jimmy Butler (left knee) is out Wednesday against the Kings due to injury.

    Advice: He has some tendinitis and a sore knee, which occurred when he banged knees in Utah on Monday. The Bulls will not have an MRI for Butler and it sounds minor for now. The Bulls will almost certainly start Tony Snell next to E'Twaun Moore. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol will be very busy tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:33 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) a game-time call
    Nikola Jokic (shoulder) is a game-time decision to face the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to warm up and is still likely to play. The last time we saw Jokic, he torched the Raptors for 27. For now, his owners can assume he'll play for now. If not, Joffrey Lauvergne and Jusuf Nurkic will play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:45 pm
  • David West will start for Spurs
    David West will start against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team tried Boris Diaw in their last game, but they'll go back to West. Neither are reliable in fantasy tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:55 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (shoulder) probable Wednesday
    Nikola Jokic is dealing with a strained left shoulder, but he is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Jokic will look to build off his career-high 27-point performance from Monday, and with Darrell Arthur (quad) on the sidelines Wednesday night, Jokic should have no problem seeing his playing time in the 30s. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:55 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) out Wednesday vs. Miami
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Williams was moving around better during Wednesday morning's shootaround, but the Mavs won't rush anything with the oft-injured point guard. It'll be Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea seeing an uptick in minutes tonight with both Williams and Devin Harris (toe) out, with Barea likely to enter the starting lineup. The Mavs play the Spurs on Friday, so we'll be considering Williams questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:37 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) questionable Wednesday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Williams was forced out of Monday's loss to the Hawks with the hip injury, and Rick Carlisle said after the game that he was "concerned" about the injury, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Dallas err on the side of caution with the oft-injured point guard and keep him out of Wednesday's game. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will benefit if Williams is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 am
  • Khris Middleton scores 21 points in loss
    Khris Middleton scored 21 points on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with eight boards, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: His shot wasn't falling and he hit just 7-of-22 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line, but he deserves some credit for staying aggressive and he said this week that his confidence has improved. "Now, I'm not afraid," Middleton said. "Or getting myself down about missing shots or missing an assignment late. The game goes on. You've got another chance. That's definitely a mental thing." Treat him as a top-40 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 16 points off the bench
    Jerryd Bayless scored 16 points off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with five assists, one board, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Michael Carter-Williams was poor in this one with just two points and two assists in 26 minutes, so this could be a position battle to watch moving forward now that the Bucks have lost four straight games. Bayless is averaging 8.6 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 boards and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games, and he's only worth a speculative add in deeper leagues unless coach Jason Kidd decides to shake up his lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Tyler Zeller double-doubles in win
    Tyler Zeller played 27 minutes off the bench and hit 8-of-13 shots for a season-high 16 points, 10 rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: We haven't even blurbed him since before Christmas, which was the last time he did anything of significance. Just keep an eye on him and if he suddenly starts playing well and getting minutes, strugglers Amir Johnson and Jared Sullinger will take an even bigger hit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:51 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores one point in loss
    Langston Galloway missed all four of his shots to finish with one point on Tuesday, but did have nine rebounds and a couple steals in another start.

    Advice: He was 3-of-13 for nine points and five assists against the Warriors on Sunday, making him 3-of-17 from the floor over his last two games. With Jose Calderon hoping to return from his groin injury on Thursday, it looks like the Galloway train is about ready to pull into the station. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:38 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis gets limited run in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis played 27 minutes and had 10 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block on 4-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: He sat for a long stretch during the fourth quarter and didn't hit a 3-pointer tonight, while the other four starters played between 34 and 40 minutes for the Knicks. He also struggled a bit on Sunday against the Warriors, but there are no indications that this trend will continue. Hopefully he bounces back in the next one. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:35 pm
  • Deron Williams suffered hip-to-hip collision
    Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Deron Williams (hip contusion) suffered a "hip-to-hip" collision in Monday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Williams was walking with a noticeable limp after Monday's game and is considered day-to-day going forward. We'll have updates after shootaround on Wednesday, but J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton are both in line for more minutes if D-Will is unable to suit up against the Heat (and beyond) Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:28 am
  • Rodney Hood fouls out, scores 19
    Rodney Hood scored 19 points with five rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers before fouling out against the Bulls on Monday.

    Advice: Hood has a knack for getting two quick fouls, but this was his first time fouling out in his career on six personals. On the positive side, he's quickly becoming one of the best wings in pick-and-roll and that's become the Jazz's new pet play. Hood has top-40 value in 2016 and should flirt with top-50 value going forward. It's all good with the Hood. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • Doug McDermott scores seven off bench
    Doug McDermott scored seven points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Thankfully, he only played one minute at power forward tonight. On Sunday, McDermott played a ridiculous 16 minutes at power forward, which makes zero sense. Of course, this did come against a Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert frontcourt tonight, so McBuckets losing run there tonight isn't the strongest indicator going forward. He's only worth a look in deep leagues regardless. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:13 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 24, Grizzlies win again
    Jeff Green made 8-of-13 from the field for 24 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: It's amazing how well Green plays when the Grizzlies win. In wins this year, Green averaged 14.6 points, 4.9 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. In losses, it's just 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.5 treys. The Grizzlies are on a four-game winning streak and only James Harden has been better than Green in that span. He has to be owned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 27 w/ 14 boards in win
    Nikola Jokic scored a career-high 27 points in Monday's 112-93 win over the Raptors, adding 14 boards, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The boards were also a career high, and this was easily the best game of his season. He has now recorded three double-doubles in a row and is averaging 19.3 points, 11.7 boards, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.7 blocks and 0.7 3-pointers in that span. That's good for top-15 value in standard leagues. The guy is special and should be a beast down the stretch. When asked about Jokic after the game, coach Michael Malone said that he "wouldn't trade him for anybody in the world." Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:52 pm
  • Chandler Parsons grabs 11 boards
    Chandler Parsons grabbed a season-high 11 boards against the Hawks on Monday, adding 19 points, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He has been marvelous and the rebounds are on the upswing, averaging 7.8 per game in his last five. Parsons added averages of 18.6 points, 2.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.4 treys. He's dominating for his owners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:17 pm
  • Carlisle is 'concerned' about Deron Williams
    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he is "concerned" about Deron Williams (hip).

    Advice: "I don't know anything about a timetable or anything like that, but I'm concerned." Williams left Monday's game after a hard fall and never returned, and this quote by Carlisle isn't very encouraging. If D-Will ends up missing time, J.J. Barea would be the best add, while Raymond Felton would also see a boost in minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Thaddeus Young cooling off these days
    Thaddeus Young scored eight points with five rebounds and one block in 25 minutes against the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: After he became one of the most improved rebounders in the first month of the season, Thad has cooled off. In his previous 10, Young averaged 13.6 points, 7.9 boards and 1.6 steals. He's still a very good bet to be a mid-round player going forward and flirt with top-50 value. He also had an awesome block on Ersan Ilyasova tonight (in link below). Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:41 pm
  • LeBron James scores 24 points in win
    LeBron James made 9-of-22 from the field and 6-of-10 from the line for 24 points during a 111-106 overtime win over the Pacers on Monday, adding 12 rebounds, six assists, one block, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: Myles Turner actually blocked LeBron three times tonight. The sub-par shooting is nothing to worry about with LeBron busting out for a 55.2 field goal percentage last month. His big problem earlier in the year is missing open shots, but he has that all sorted out now. Expect LeBron to stay above 52 percent from the field going forward. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:24 pm
  • J.R. Smith scores 19 points
    J.R. Smith scored 19 points with three rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He had a great January, averaging 14.8 points, 2.9 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.0 treys on 45.4 percent from the field. He's playing about 16.3 minutes per game with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in 2016, but he's still managed to get his shots. He's flirting with top-50 value in 2016. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:14 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip contusion) out for game
    Deron Williams (hip contusion) will not return on Monday night.

    Advice: He had a fall, the team announced he will return, and then finally ruled him out 10 minutes later after the "will return" announcement. Hip contusions can be a tricky injury with guys like Otto Porter having some issues recently. It's still likely a day-to-day thing, so J.J. Barea and Ray Felton only get a slight bump beyond tonight. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:51 pm
  • Matt Barnes (right hamstring) out vs. NO
    Matt Barnes (right hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: This injury popped up out of nowhere and it's unknown how much time he'll miss. With Barnes out, there should be more run for for Jeff Green, Courtney Lee and Tony Allen. Keep Barnes benched for now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:46 pm
  • Matt Barnes is a game-time call vs. Pelicans
    Matt Barnes (hamstring) is a game-time call against the Pelicans on Monday, but is closer to doubtful.

    Advice: Barnes' hamstring issue is new, but he's dealt with this problem before. If Barnes can't go, that means there will be more minutes for Courtney Lee, Jeff Green and Tony Allen. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Report: Cavs had intense players-only meeting
    The Cavs had an "extended and spirited" players-only meeting following the firing of David Blatt, sources told ESPN.

    Advice: Per the report, the meeting turned into an "airing of grievances," so we're hopeful there was a Festivus pole involved. A "central issue" was the "need for accountability," and it sounds like the team is now on the same page. LeBron, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving owned up to "personal faults," and that undoubtedly helped set a new tone for a club that needed one. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:03 am
  • Langston Galloway struggles vs. the Warriors
    Langston Galloway couldn't get anything going on Sunday vs. the Warriors, scoring nine points on 3-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: He at least added five assists, three boards, three steals and one 3-pointer to salvage his line, and he didn't turn the ball over for the third straight game which is pretty impressive. Jose Calderon (groin) could miss more games, so Galloway is still an option in deeper leagues if you need short-term production. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:47 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 14 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 14 points with six boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He got into some foul trouble which limited him to 20 minutes, and after the game he said he would use it as a learning experience. "This is going to be a learning experience for me," Porzingis said. "As I get more experience, I'll avoid [foul trouble]." He had a seven-point dud vs. the Suns on Friday, but he also just returned from an illness. The rookie is going to be fine and this is just a minor bump in the road, so his owners shouldn't panic. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:39 pm
  • Chandler Parsons cools off, hits 5-of-14 FGs
    Chandler Parsons chipped in 15 points to help the Mavericks beat Phoenix on Sunday, hitting 5-of-14 shots with two rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Parsons has been particularly excellent when Dirk Nowitzki is resting, but he cooled off tonight and wound up deferring to his teammates. He should continue to earn minutes at PF even when Nowitzki is in the lineup, however, and is locked in for top-50 value rest-of-season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:15 pm
  • Doug McDermott hits two 3-pointers in 21 mins
    Doug McDermott logged 21 minutes off the bench during Sunday's blowout loss to the Clippers, scoring six points on 2-of-7 shooting to go with two 3-pointers, one rebound and one turnover.

    Advice: Unless you're in an extremely deep league and absolutely desperate for 3-pointers, McDermott isn't worth owning. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:24 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores 10 points w/ five dimes
    E'Twaun Moore scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in his second consecutive start at shooting guard on Sunday, to go with five assists, one 3-pointer, one rebound and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Moore has been getting a ton of run over the past two games as Chicago’s starting two-guard, but that really hasn’t shown up on the stat sheet. In those two starts, he’s posted meager averages of 9.0 points, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block per game on 43.8 percent shooting. He'll likely find himself back on the bench once Mike Dunleavy (back) get back on the court, so he's not really worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:19 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 20 points with four dimes
    Derrick Rose scored 20 points on 10-of-17 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, four assists and three turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rose has actually worked his way into a late-round evaluation over the past two weeks with averages of 18.0 points, 3.2 assists and just 1.5 turnovers per game on 45.5 percent shooting from the field. He’s finally beginning to concede touches to Jimmy Butler, which is why his turnovers are down and the shooting percentages are up, so hopefully that trend continues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:08 pm
  • Kidd praises Khris Middleton
    Bucks coach Jason Kidd heaped praise on Khris Middleton.

    Advice: "He's 24 years old; he's learning how to play," Kidd said. "He wants to be good; he wants to be in that situation. He doesn't shy away from that. He wants to get better. You could see that last year in the second half of the season that we rode him. We played him a lot of minutes and he responded." Middleton is averaging 21.0 points, 6.4 assists, 5.0 boards, 1.4 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games and could be a top-40 player the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:50 am
  • Matt Barnes fails to score in 22 minutes
    Matt Barnes missed all seven of his shots from the field on Saturday vs. the Kings and failed to score in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Yikes. The good news is that Barnes salvaged his line with three boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks, so it's hard to drop a player with that kind of upside after one bad performance. He had five fouls which explains the low minutes, but we would like him better if the Grizzlies went back to their small-ball lineup. Barnes had 13 points, four boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in his previous game, so it makes sense to give him another chance. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:58 pm
  • Jeff Green scores 29 points off the bench
    Jeff Green scored 29 points off the bench on Saturday vs. the Kings, adding two boards, one assist, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He shot 11-of-16 from the field and was arguably the best Grizzly other than Marc Gasol in this one. Green is now averaging an incredible 26.7 points, 5.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.6 3-pointers over his last three games, so he needs to be owned until he cools off. Green is a trade candidate for the Grizzlies, and his value may not be at a higher point this season than it is right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • LeBron James scores 29 points in win vs. SA
    LeBron James dominated against the Spurs during a 117-103 win on Saturday, scoring 29 points with five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs are really scoring a ton in their last four with 115.0 points per game. Their pace actually isn't up, but they are lighting it up in efficiency with a 61.7 true shooting percentage thanks to crushing it at the rim. As for LeBron, he put up No. 6 value in January and his long shooting slump to end 2015 is long gone. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:41 pm
  • Kawhi Leonard scores 24 points vs. Cavs
    Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points against the Cavs on Saturday during a 117-103 loss, adding six rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: What's up with the Spurs? They've been blown out in their last two road games with everyone watching. Kawhi's numbers did drop a bit in January, averaging 17.7 points with 5.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.5 treys. He only put up second-round value this month, but he's still No. 3 in standard leagues on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:27 pm
  • Nikola Jokic drops 16 and 10 with five steals
    Nikola Jokic kept rolling on Saturday during a 109-105 overtime loss to the Pacers, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, five steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The steals were a career high and he is only the third Nuggets player since 1983-84 to post at least 16 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and five steals. His minutes are starting to be consistent and his defense has made major strides. For fantasy, he has been a second-round player in his last five and a fourth-round player in the month of January. Enjoy the ride. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:27 pm
  • David West starting, Boban off bench
    David West will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Well, we won't get national TV starting Boban here. Hopefully, the Spurs turn Boban loose a little bit. West isn't an option in most leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:10 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday
    E'Twaun Moore will start again on Sunday against the Clippers with Tony Snell coming off the bench.

    Advice: The players wanted to get Moore in there to help the offense and they'll get their wish. Moore played 36 minutes on Thursday with eight points and could get significant run again. If you want to use him in DFS, it's kind of playing with fire. He's not a great add in season-long leagues because of Mike Dunleavy (back) coming back soon. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:54 am
  • Chandler Parsons logs first double-double
    Chandler Parsons logged his first double-double of the season during a 91-79 win over the Nets on Friday, posting 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He's really becoming a big part of the offense. "I don't think that this is a thing when Parsons gets to 100 percent that we say, 'Hey, Parsons is our go-to guy,'" coach Rick Carlisle said. "I think we have a group of go-to guys, and having that balance is very important." Whatever it is, Parsons has been the No. 8 player in his last six games for standard leagues. He won't be this good, but he should be an early-round guy as long as he's healthy now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 pm
  • LeBron James scores 20 points in win
    LeBron James scored 20 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one turnover in 36 minutes against the Pistons on Friday during a 114-106 win.

    Advice: He became the youngest player ever to score 26,000 points and beat Kobe Bryant by over a year. James also got into the top 20 all time on the assists list. James stepped it up a bit recently and is putting up top-12 value this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 22 points with two treys
    Rodney Hood scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting Friday, to go with four assists, two 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Hood has been tearing it up over the past month, owning averages of 18.6 points, 4.0 boards, 2.9 assists, 3.1 treys and just 1.6 turnovers during that span on 45.2 percent shooting from the field which has been good enough for third-round value in 9-cat leagues. His usage rate has also jumped to 24.7 through the month of January, and he’s been extremely effective in pick-and-roll sets with Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. Owners shouldn’t fear the return of Alec Burks, as Hood has clearly earned his minutes in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:18 pm
  • Langston Galloway thrives in his start
    Langston Galloway looked great in a start against the Suns with 11 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It's not a hard argument to make to say Galloway is a better fit in the starting lineup over Jose Calderon (groin) regardless of Calderon's healthy. He's a better defender and Galloway growing more off the ball is big for the offense. He's still more of a speculative add in 14- or 16-team leagues, but there is a clear upward trend. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:22 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores seven in return
    Kristaps Porzingis returned from an illness on Friday with seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He was just missed one-game with the respiratory infection, and he had one of his patented put-back jams tonight. Porzingis looks like a good bet to be a top-50 player going forward and it might help him more if Carmelo Anthony is limited from his knee issue. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:18 pm
  • Langston Galloway starting at PG on Friday
    Langston Galloway will start Friday's game in place of Jose Calderon (groin).

    Advice: Galloway notched 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a start on Thursday, and he's a worth a look as a punt play in DFS. Groin injuries can be tricky but Calderon is still day-to-day, so most owners should leave Galloway untouched. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:00 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (illness) will play Friday
    Kristaps Porzingis (respiratory illness) is available to play vs. the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: KP missed Thursday's game and he's "still impacted" by the illness tonight, according to coach Derek Fisher, so he may not be as effective as usual. If Porzingis' minutes are limited, expect to see more of Derrick Williams and Kyle O'Quinn. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:50 pm
  • Melo, Porzingis and Calderon all questionable
    Kristaps Porzingis (illness) is questionable against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: The Knicks said they weren't going to guess on KP's status, so we won't know anything concrete until later this evening. He also did not complain about his illness at Thursday shootaround, so he just started getting sick yesterday. If he can't go, Kyle O'Quinn would likely start and look to build off a massive 32.5 usage rate in his start from Thursday. Derrick Williams should also step up u the second unit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:30 pm
  • Rodney Hood says he is more confident
    Rodney Hood said that he is gaining more confidence in his shot.

    Advice: "I feel like I’m shooting better, especially compared to the first half of the season," Hood said. "I’m shooting it more consistent. I’ve just been working on it." Hood has been sensational over his last five games, averaging 20.6 points, 4.6 boards, 3.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 3.6 3-pointers on 43.8 percent shooting from the field. He is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:42 am
  • Rose and Butler endorse E'Twaun Moore
    Both Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler endorsed E'Twaun Moore as a good fit in the starting lineup.

    Advice: Moore started over Tony Snell on Thursday vs. the Lakers and played a whopping 36 minutes, scoring eight points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. Rose and Butler both like playing with him because he spaces the floor well, but he's not a great add in standard leagues just yet because he is basically the fourth or fifth option on offense. He will lose most of his minutes when Mike Dunleavy (back) returns as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:55 am
  • Jeff Green, Courtney Lee available?
    The Grizzlies are gauging the value of Jeff Green and Courtney Lee prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline.

    Advice: Memphis is not actively pursuing a trade, but they are considering one because both Lee and Green can leave as free agents this summer. Green has been inconsistent this season and has been called out by some of his teammates for a lack of effort at times, but his value might be decent after scoring a combined 51 points over his last two games. Nothing is imminent, but both players could certainly benefit from a change of scenery. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:38 am
  • E'Twaun Moore returned to action on Thursday January 28. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:15 am
  • Derrick Rose scores 16 in solid game
    Derrick Rose (back, hamstring) played 29 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He looked healthy and made some smart decisions in this easy win. Of course, this comes with a grain of salt because of the matchup against the Lakers. Rose's hamstring issue could pop up again, so his loyal fantasy owners will have to keep their eyes peeled for his status on the injury report. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:38 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore scores eight points
    E'Twaun Moore scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Lakers on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: That's a huge chunk of playing time as coach Fred Hoiberg really shook up his wing minutes tonight. His best case scenario is just keeping the seat warm for Mike Dunleavy (back) next month, so he's not a very appealing add in almost any league. Interestingly, Derrick Rose was vocal about playing Moore tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:27 pm
  • Doug McDermott scores 15 off bench
    Doug McDermott played 24 minutes off the bench against the Lakers on Thursday with 15 points, two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played all of his minutes at small forward and made 6-of-15 from the field. Coach Fred Hoiberg said he was considering McBuckets at the four, but it really makes little sense. He's played 15 minutes at the four all season with a lot of that coming in garbage time. He's not worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:20 pm
  • Khris Middleton scores 15 points in loss
    Khris Middleton scored 15 points with six assists, five boards, three steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Thursday.

    Advice: His playmaking ability has come a long way this season, and he's averaging 6.4 assists per game over his last five while also contributing 21.0 points, 5.0 boards, 1.4 steals and 2.0 3-pointers. He has been a top-30 player in that span, but he will likely be a fourth-round guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:44 pm
  • Matt Barnes plays well in 25 minutes
    Matt Barnes bounced back on Thursday vs. the Bucks with 13 points, four boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: That's more like it. Barnes posted a two-point dud vs. the Magic on Monday, but he was back to his usual tricks on Thursday. Barnes has the green light from deep and will provide his owners with plenty of 3-pointers, steals and a trickle of blocks, so he needs to be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:15 pm
  • Jeff Green stays hot, scores 21 points in win
    Jeff Green scored 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting in Thursday's win over the Bucks, adding five boards, one assist and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He is hot right now. Green exploded for a season-high 30 points vs. the Magic on Monday, but we have seen this story before. Green tends to disappear for multiple games at a time, but he's at least worth a look while he's playing this well. He will look to keep it going vs. the Kings on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:56 pm
  • The Rooster crushes Wizards in win
    Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points against the Wizards on Thursday with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's been fantastic in his last seven, averaging 23.0 points, 4.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys on 46.6 percent from the field. Gallinari will put up early-round value this year as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:26 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores 12 points in start
    Langston Galloway started in place of Jose Calderon (groin) on Thursday vs. the Raptors and scored 12 points in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was 6-of-10 from the field with four boards, two assists and two blocks, but he missed all three of his 3-pointers. He didn't turn the ball over once and the minutes were solid, so he could have some short-term value if Calderon misses time. His upside is pretty low, so he isn't a must-add guy by any means. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:12 pm
  • Nikola Jokic drops 15 and 10 vs. Wizards
    Nikola Jokic scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes against the Wizards on Thursday.

    Advice: He's really good and the Nuggets have more confidence running offense though him in the post. The Nuggets are not going small nearly as much these days, which helps explain why Jokic has been consistent. In his last four, Jokic averaged 12.5 points, 8.0 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks on 55.6 percent from the field. His upside makes him a must-own player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:02 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore will start, Snell to bench
    E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) will start on Thursday vs. the Lakers with Tony Snell moving to the bench.

    Advice: This will also move Jimmy Butler to the three. Snell has been ineffective all season and shot just 2-of-11 from the field against the Heat on Monday, so coach Fred Hoiberg is looking to shake things up. Moore is shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc this season, but he is only on the radar in deeper leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:33 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (illness) out on Thursday
    Kristaps Porzingis (illness) will not play against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Well, the Knicks are going to need some offense tonight. Lance Thomas and Langston Galloway are already starting, so they will likely have to lean on Derrick Williams a ton tonight. There should be a lot of Robin Lopez and Kevin Seraphin against the Raptors as well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:13 pm
  • Langston Galloway will start Thursday vs. TOR
    Langston Galloway will enter the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Raptors, with Jose Calderon (groin) sidelined.

    Advice: Galloway put up 21 points, five boards, three assists, three steals and four treys off the bench on Tuesday with Carmelo Anthony on the sidelines, so he makes sense as a DFS target as he should have no trouble flirting with 30 minutes as the Knicks starting point guard tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:54 pm
  • Doug McDermott will spend some time at PF
    Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Doug McDermott will spend some time at the power forward position with Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) on the sidelines.

    Advice: Hoiberg also said that Jimmy Butler will be getting some run at the four-spot, but the primary beneficiary of Mirotic's absence is going to be Bobby Portis. While McDermott could have some extra minutes coming his way, he really doesn't do a whole lot aside from score and hit 3-pointers, so he's nothing more than a 3-point specialist in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:56 am
  • E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) probable Thursday
    Updating a previous report, E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) is expected to play Thursday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He'll be splitting the backup point guard minutes with Aaron Brooks, making his playing status irrelevant in nearly all leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:09 am
  • Derrick Rose will play vs Lakers on Thursday
    Derrick Rose (hamstring, back) will play against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: Bulls head coach Fred Hoibert said Rose will be ready to go on Thursday night, so it looks like his hamstring and back injuries won't derail him. Rose is averaging 18.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.8 three-pointers in his last five games and is safe to slot back into fantasy lineups. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:00 am
  • David West scores four off bench
    David West moved to the bench against the Rockets on Wednesday with four points, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Tim Duncan (knee) is likely going to miss games, so West might get some extra minutes. He doesn't really do enough to grab in almost any league because of low per-minute output. He might be back in the starting lineup over the weekend, but that doesn't mean much. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:37 pm
  • Rodney Hood leads Utah w/ 24 pts & full line
    Rodney Hood led Utah with 24 points, four rebounds and four assists during Wednesday's home victory, connecting on 8-of-16 shots including four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Hood also went 4-of-4 from the FT line with one steal, and he committed just one turnover in 31 minutes. He may lose some touches once Derrick Favors resumes a full workload offensively, but Hood is still a promising hold for rest-of-season value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 pm
  • J.R. Smith stays hot for coach Tyronn Lue
    J.R. Smith scored 18 points in 23 minutes on Wednesday, making 7-of-11 shots (4-of-6 from downtown) with three boards, four assists and four steals.

    Advice: Smith was averaging 37.0 minutes per game since Tyronn Lue took over head coaching duties on Jan. 23, and he might have reached that mark tonight if it weren't a blowout. He was averaging just under 30 minutes under coach David Blatt, so the regime change is paying dividends for Swish's owners. He's more than a 3-point specialist and needs to be active in all lineups. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:50 pm
  • LeBron James scores 21 points on eight shots
    LeBron James was tremendously efficient in 31 minutes vs. the Suns, scoring 21 points on 7-of-8 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, with three rebounds, nine assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Cavs have been running at the league's third-slowest pace, with 95.0 possessions per game, and coach Tyronn Lue has criticized his team for a lack of proper conditioning. That ultimatum from Lue, combined with LeBron's role as a leader on a team in flux, should all but eliminate the risk of a precautionary DNP-CD in the next few weeks. LBJ is rolling right now, and he'll go back to work vs. the Pistons on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:47 pm
  • E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) ruled out Thursday
    E'Twaun Moore (hamstring) will not play vs. the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Bulls have already ruled out Kirk Hinrich (quad), but at least Derrick Rose (back, hamstring) is being considered questionable. Aaron Brooks should also have a busy night as the team's only true backup PG, though Jimmy Butler will also spend plenty of time running the offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:43 pm
  • Derrick Rose (hamstring, back) probable vs LA
    Derrick Rose (hamstring, back) is probable to face the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did some non-contact work on Tuesday and it sounds like he's OK. Rose has dealt with his hamstring issue before this season, so this probable status isn't quite as rock solid as others. His owners will want to make sure he's still good to go for shootaround. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:43 pm
  • David West will come off the bench vs. HOU
    David West will come off the bench for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets, with Kyle Anderson replacing him in the starting lineup.

    Advice: West and Anderson are unlikely to exceed the 20-minute mark tonight, so neither guy is all that enticing of a play in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:01 pm
  • Chandler Parsons stays hot with 17 points
    Chandler Parsons was solid once again on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: He's hot right now, and the forward also chipped in with nine boards, four assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes. He is averaging 24.0 points, 6.6 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.6 3-pointers over his last five games, and he will try to help the Mavs defeat the Warriors on Wednesday for the second time this season. Parsons is a must-start player until further notice. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 12 off Bucks bench
    Jerryd Bayless played 30 minutes off the bench and had 12 points, five rebounds, one assist, a steal and three 3-pointers on 3-of-9 shooting on Tuesday.

    Advice: Michael Carter-Williams is still starting, but Bayless could be ready to make some noise again. He was struggling prior to this one though, and will have to get 25-30 minutes a night in order to be worth adding in fantasy, but just keep an eye on him. Jason Kidd is back on the bench for the Bucks and likes Bayless. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:00 pm
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