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  • Ed Davis double-doubles off bench
    Ed Davis hit 5-of-8 shots in 35 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

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

    Advice: He played 35 minutes and has been playing very well for the Blazers, posting three straight double-doubles and averaging 15.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in his last three games. And in the game prior to that streak, he scored nine points with four rebounds, four assists and six blocks. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu struggles in loss to Bulls
    Al-Farouq Aminu hit just 1-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

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

    Advice: To nobody's surprise, Green turned in yet another 9-cat gem and he is a huge reason why the Warriors are 16-0. Green's playmaking ability has come a long way this season and he was averaging 6.7 dimes per game prior to tonight's contest. Green has been a top-20 player in standard leagues and owners have no reason to sell high. He's just that good. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Noah Vonleh quiet in another start
    Noah Vonleh started again on Tuesday, but hit just 3-of-7 shots for seven points, three rebounds and a block in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Ed Davis played 35 minutes off the bench and is the starter for all intents and purposes, and finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. With Meyers Leonard out, Davis is the guy you want to own here. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 13, hits three more 3s
    Nikola Mirotic hit 4-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: After a bit of a dry spell, Mirotic is suddenly feeling it again, hitting double digits in scoring in three straight games and averaging 13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, a steal and 1.7 3-pointers over that stretch. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Paul Pierce scores four points off bench
    Paul Pierce moved to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets, finishing with four points, one steal and one board in 19 minutes.

    Advice: This is the second consecutive game that Pierce has played less than 20 minutes and it doesn't help that Wes Johnson played well with the starters tonight. Feel free to move on from Pierce if you haven't already. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 25 in easy win over BOS
    Paul Millsap hit 10-of-14 shots for 25 points, nine boards, three assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's easy win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's been bothered by a sore shoulder, but obviously looked fine tonight. He's having another big season and has become one of the most reliable power forwards in all of fantasy. Yesterday, 8:13 pm
  • Chandler Parsons quiet, but plays 25 minutes
    Chandler Parsons played a season-high 25 minutes on Tuesday, but hit just 3-of-9 shots and zero 3-pointers for six points, five rebounds and two assists in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The good news is that his minutes are finally up in the 25-minute range, meaning he is hopefully about ready to start playing better as he recovers from knee surgery. He's been pretty bad thus far, but now might be the time to target him in a buy-low deal. Yesterday, 7:42 pm
  • Paul Pierce will move back to the bench
    Paul Pierce will move to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Pierce started vs. the Raptors on Sunday and played just 19 minutes, but the Clippers will likely continue to shuffle their lineup until they find some success. Pierce is only an option in deeper fantasy leagues. Wes Johnson will draw the start on Tuesday. Yesterday, 5:27 pm
  • Paul Millsap will start Tuesday vs. Boston
    Paul Millsap will start Tuesday's game against the Celtics, as expected.

    Advice: Millsap was spotted wearing kinesio tape on his right shoulder during Monday's practice, but he was never expected to sit out Tuesday's contest. He'll have a favorable matchup against the Celtics tonight, so make sure you have him active. Yesterday, 3:36 pm
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) sits out practice Tues
    Luol Deng (hamstring) sat out Tuesday's practice and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Hamstring injuries are tricky, and given that Deng said his hamstring tightened up on him during Monday's game, it wouldn't be surprising to see him wearing a suit on Wednesday night. If Deng can't give it a go tomorrow, Goran Dragic would have some increased opportunity for touches on offense. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would also see a spike to their usage rates, and Justise Winslow would have the opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 12:54 pm
  • Brandan Wright (knee) out Tuesday vs. Dallas
    Brandan Wright (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wright hasn't played since Nov. 9, and with no clear timetable to return, owners in most leagues should probably just move on at this point. JaMychal Green has seen a boost in minutes with Wright out, but he's not bringing enough to the stat sheet to warrant consideration in most leagues. Yesterday, 11:59 am
  • Kevin Durant feels good after return Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) said he felt good after his return Monday night.

    Advice: Durant scored 27 points with six rebounds, one assist, four steal, one block, and three treys in his first game after a six-game absence and felt no worse for the wear. "Felt good, got a little winded playing up in Utah. Forgot about the altitude," Durant said. "But after that first couple minutes, felt good." More importantly, he was able to play 30 minutes and should be started in all fantasy lineups as long as he's healthy. Yesterday, 6:48 am
  • Mirza Teletovic gets run again
    Mirza Teletovic played 23 minutes off the bench on Monday with nine points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Suns went with a Mirza and Markieff Morris frontcourt for a big chunk of this game. Teletovic is earning more playing time, but he probably won't be getting 20 minutes when the Suns play a close game. He's a 16-team guy right now with upside. Monday, 10:34 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 15 with 15 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 15 points with 15 boards, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He started a new double-double streak with this one and still has double-digit boards in every game. Drummond did not do a great job protecting the paint and former teammate Greg Monroe had some success against him. Drummond is a good bet for over 70 double-doubles this season. Monday, 10:01 pm
  • Luol Deng plays 31 minutes vs. Knicks
    Luol Deng scored nine points with three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision to play today due to a hamstring issue. Deng has not been heavily involved in the offense and has taken less than 10 shots from the field in seven of his last eight games. Deng's low ceiling makes him an undesirable player to own in standard leagues. Monday, 9:40 pm
  • Kevin Durant doesn't skip a beat, scores 27
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned from a six-game absence on Monday vs. the Jazz, scoring 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting with six boards, one assist, four steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He looked phenomenal tonight and confirmed before the game that his hamstring is 100 percent. Durant didn't have any playing time restrictions, but the Thunder had a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter which allowed them to rest their superstar. KD was the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis before his injury and he has picked up right where he left off, so his owners should be feeling pretty pumped right now. He'll get the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Marvin Williams gets just 19 minutes
    Marvin Williams played just 19 minutes against the Kings on Monday with nine points, two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a little bit of foul trouble and didn't play in overtime. Williams was burned by Rudy Gay on the last play of regulation, so that might be a factor. He's still putting up must-start value on the season and should be owned in all standard leagues. Monday, 9:15 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Durant hasn't played since Nov. 10 against the Wizards, but his hamstring has progressed really well and he won't have any playing time restrictions tonight. Additionally, an MRI taken a few days ago came back negative. He has been the second best player in fantasy on a per-game basis, so plug him back into your lineups with confidence. Russell Westbrook's numbers won't be quiet as impressive with KD back in the mix, while Dion Waiters' inevitable move to the bench will be a buzzkill for his value as well. Monday, 4:30 pm
  • Luol Deng will start on Monday night
    Luol Deng (hamstring) will start against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He might be limited tonight with his hamstring issue and had tightness for much of the day. If Deng doesn't get his normal playing time, that could mean more minutes for Justise Winslow. Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Kevin Durant warming up, still questionable
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is warming up for Monday against the Jazz and remains questionable.

    Advice: How he feels in warmups will dictate if he can play. Durant has been out for almost two weeks from his hamstring strain after he was expected to miss 7-10 days. If he's back, that means less output from Enes Kanter, Russell Westbrook and Dion Waiters. If you're in a weekly league, you'll probably want to use KD in almost any case. Monday, 3:41 pm
  • Luol Deng (leg) is a game-time call
    Luol Deng (hamstring) still has tightness in his hamstring and remains a game-time decision against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He is getting treatment and it sounds like the team is hopeful he'll be able to play. If Deng is out, Justise Winslow would be looking at even more playing time. Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside would play more, too. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Millsap spotted w/ kinesio tape on R shoulder
    Paul Millsap was spotted wearing kinesio tape on his right shoulder during Monday's practice, but he's expected to play on Tuesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Millsap had tightness in his left shoulder following Saturday's loss, so he may be feeling it a bit on both sides right now. It's understandable given the load Millsap has put on his shoulders this season with averages of 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 2.1 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.2 triples on 47.2 percent shooting. To say he's been doing it all would be an understatement. Monday, 9:58 am
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) a game-time call Monday
    Luol Deng (tightness in hamstring) is a game-time decision for Monday's contest vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: After originally tweaking the hamstring in the third quarter vs. the Sixers, Deng was able to make it through shootaround despite getting treatment, so that's at least a good sign that the injury isn't serious. Still, the Heat are extremely cautious when treating injuries, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Deng sit out. If he does miss this one, rookie Justise Winslow could get the call since Miami will need his defense vs. Carmelo Anthony. Monday, 8:13 am
  • Paul Pierce returned to action on Sunday November 22. Sunday, 11:25 pm
  • Mason Plumlee double-doubles w/ four assists
    Mason Plumlee notched his third double-double of the season on Sunday with 17 points (6-of-9 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Blazers have followed up their seven-game losing streak with consecutive wins, improving their record to 6-9, and Plumlee has been a big reason for the recent success. He finished Sunday's game without any turnover in 30 minutes and the solid FT shooting is very encouraging -- though a dreadful shooter for his career, he's at 80.0 percent over the past five games. Sunday, 9:17 pm
  • Chandler Parsons plays season-high 24 minutes
    Chandler Parsons logged a season-high 24 minutes during Sunday's loss in OKC, scoring 12 points with two triples, three rebounds and zero assists, steals, blocks or turnovers.

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

    Advice: Parsons' minutes limit increased to 23 on Wednesday against the Celtics, so he should see a similar workload tonight. Head coach Rick Carlisle wouldn't lay out an exact plan, but hopefully Parsons will be able to play over 30 minutes in December. He isn't a must-start player yet, but that could change very soon and his owners just need to stay patient. Sunday, 3:29 pm
  • Kevin Durant 'moving in a good direction'
    OKC head coach Billy Donovan said that Kevin Durant is "moving in a good direction," with regards to his hamstring injury.

    Advice: Durant will remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, but it sounds like he's getting close to a return, so we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz. Dion Waiters will be starting with Durant on the sidelines, but it's Russell Westbrook who will be the true primary beneficiary in KD's absence. Sunday, 2:38 pm
  • Teletovic says he's getting his groove back
    Following Friday's 15-point game against the Nuggets, Mirza Teletovic told reporters that he feels he's "getting back in the basketball groove."

    Advice: "It’s just like getting the rhythm of something different. You can’t practice that," said Teletovic. "You’ve got to play to get in game shape. The last three or four games really helped me out and gave me my confidence and I’m getting back in the basketball groove." Teletovic helped the Suns overcome a 28-point deficit on Friday, and he's been playing well lately averaging 10.8 points, 5.3 boards and 2.8 three-pointers over his past four games. He's worth a look in deep leagues for those seeking a 3-point specialist. Sunday, 12:23 pm
  • Paul Pierce will start Sunday vs. the Raptors
    Paul Pierce will start Sunday's game against the Raptors, sending Lance Stephenson back to the bench.

    Advice: Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordon will join Pierce in the starting five for today's game. Despite averaging 31 minutes per game as a starter this season, Pierce is only putting up 4.5 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 three-pointers per game in his previous two starts. Needless to say, he's not worth rostering in most formats. Sunday, 11:05 am
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) will not play Sunday
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: This will be his sixth consecutive game on the shelf, but we've heard several different reports that indicated that he getting closer. In fact, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman expects Durant to either return on Monday vs. the Jazz or Wednesday vs. the Nets. With KD on the shelf for Sunday's game, expect Russell Westbrook to flirt with a triple-double against the Mavs. Sunday, 9:19 am
  • Luol Deng plays 25 minutes
    Luol Deng scored 11 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's moved down pretty far on the totem pole and Justise Winslow is taking some of his minutes. Deng does not have enough upside to own in standard leagues right now with so many high-usage players on the Heat. Saturday, 9:04 pm
  • Andre Drummond does not double-double
    Andre Drummond scored eight points with 13 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal against the Wizards during his 37 minutes of action.

    Advice: He had a monster jam as he ran down the lane in the first half, but didn't really do much on offense with the Wizards defending him well. Drummond failed to log a double-double for the first time all season and he's also dropped his rebounds per game in each of his last four. He's obviously fine. You can check out the dunk in the link below. Saturday, 7:43 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 14 on bad shooting
    Paul Millsap scored 14 points on just 3-of-13 from the field against the Cavs on Saturday, adding 11 rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was not great on offense, but it's almost impossible for Millsap to put up a dud due to how much he can do on the stat sheet. He's been a top-10 player on the season and is showing no signs of slowing down. Millsap did have some shoulder tightness, but it doesn't sound serious. Saturday, 6:50 pm
  • Luol Deng (illness) will start on Saturday
    Luol Deng (illness) will be in the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Deng wasn't able to practice on Friday, but his status wasn't in doubt and his owners can go ahead and activate him in their lineups. Saturday, 4:18 pm
  • Kevin Durant upgraded to questionable
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle thinks Durant is going to play against his team. We still haven't seen much out of Durant in practice, so we'd consider him on the bad side of the questionable tag. If he can play, that would hurt the opportunity for Enes Kanter and Dion Waiters. Russell Westbrook won't be quite as good either. Saturday, 2:05 pm
  • Luol Deng (illness) good to go Saturday
    Luol Deng (illness) will be available for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Deng took the day off at practice on Friday because of the illness, but head coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that he was back with the team on Saturday. Deng has been really inconsistent this season and is averaging just 10.4 points, 4.1 boards, 1.0 steal, 1.3 assists and 1.2 3-pointers per game, so he is a low-end option at best. Saturday, 8:59 am
  • Draymond Green gets some treatment
    Draymond Green scored nine points with nine rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He was outstanding on defense, but this was a quiet stat line. Draymond did need to get treatment for an undisclosed reason, so his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's in the lineup for Sunday. Green is a top-20 player on the season. Saturday, 1:51 am
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 18 points
    Nikola Mirotic scored 18 points on 6-of-17 from the field against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He can't hit anything from deep this month and is down to 22.7 percent from beyond the long line in November. Mirotic's 36 minutes were his most since Oct. 30 and he actually played well in every other facet of the game. He should be able to get it going soon. Saturday, 1:36 am
  • Mason Plumlee scores 18 points
    Mason Plumlee scored 18 points against the Clippers on Friday with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 39 minutes.

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

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts went with his big lineup against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, which is very unusual for the Blazers so far this season. Almost all of Davis' minutes are at backup center, so there's little reason to add him even after this huge game. Saturday, 12:45 am
  • Mirza Teletovic gets late minutes
    Mirza Teletovic scored 15 points with five rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: The Suns destroyed the Nuggets from deep and Mirza was responsible for some of the damage with 9.4 minutes in the fourth quarter. Coach Jeff Hornacek was probably using him more in a matchup than anything else, so he's not a strong pickup with Markieff Morris back. Friday, 11:55 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 21 with 11 rebounds
    Andre Drummond scored 21 point with 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in 29 minutes against the Wolves during a 96-86 win on Friday.

    Advice: While he did not rebound anywhere near what he usually does, Drummond made 10-of-13 from the field for his highest efficiency all season. He'll look to have 20/20 vision in what should be an up-tempo game against the Wizards on Saturday. Friday, 9:24 pm
  • Marvin Williams scores 11 points w/ 9 boards
    Marvin Williams scored 11 points with nine rebounds, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He just keeps on chugging along and has been fairly consistent, too. Believe it or not, Williams has top-50 per game value on the year. He won't be that good, but his owners should be looking for at least mid-round value if they want to sell high. Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Paul Pierce (rest) out for Friday vs. POR
    Paul Pierce (rest) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He probably needs the day off after a season-high 32 minutes on Thursday. Pierce has been awful this season and isn't worth owning in almost any league. Friday, 5:41 pm
  • Brandan Wright (knee) won't return Friday
    Brandan Wright (knee) will not play vs. the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The exact nature of Wright's injury is unclear, as Dave Joerger said last week that he's dealing with "more than tendinitis." He was averaging a mere 17.1 minutes prior to his injury, which already ruined his potential in standard leagues. In his absence, JaMychal Green has stepped up nicely as the Grizzlies' first big man off the bench. Friday, 3:35 pm
  • Luol Deng (illness) misses practice Friday
    Luol Deng (illness) was not able to practice on Friday.

    Advice: The Heat have a game against the winless 76ers on Saturday, so it's possible that Miami might hold him out as a precaution if he isn't 100 percent. If Deng is unable to play we should see a lot more of Justise Winslow, while Tyler Johnson and Gerald Green could get a few more minutes off the bench. Friday, 10:42 am
  • Draymond Green continues to be a monster
    Draymond Green made 7-of-9 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He's one of a kind and his defense was huge tonight. Green picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, but the team kept him out there and he didn't get another foul. Green is averaging 12.5 points, 7.8 boards and 7.1 assists, which puts him on pace to be the first PF or C since Wilt Chamberlain to average a 12-7-7 line. He's awesome and has first-round value on the season. Thursday, 11:24 pm
  • Paul Pierce plays 32 minutes
    Paul Pierce played a season-high 32 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with six points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Doc Rivers really wanted to use Pierce as much as he could, but it didn't work out. Don't expect Pierce to play nearly as much on Friday against the Blazers. He's only worth owning in deep leagues and will lose value once J.J. Redick (back) returns. Thursday, 10:51 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) out Friday vs. NYK
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Durant has been ramping up his activity during recent practices, and he was spotted going through some full court sprints and defensive drills during Thursday's practice, so Sunday vs. the Mavericks seems like a reasonable return date. As for Friday's game, Russell Westbrook will draw an extremely favorable matchup against Jose Calderon of the Knicks, so an eye popping triple-double seems like a reasonable expectation for the stat magnet. Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Kevin Durant doubtful for Friday vs Knicks
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: While Durant has stepped up his activity as of late, Sunday is being viewed as a more probable return date than Friday. Durant doesn't have a natural fill-in on the Thunder in terms of fantasy value, but Russell Westbrook will likely get a chance to put up big numbers without his running mate on Friday. Thursday, 9:13 am
  • Nikola Mirotic's slide continues vs. Phoenix
    Nikola Mirotic was quiet again vs. the Suns, posting 10 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He shot just 4-of-12 from the field and didn't attempt any free throws, but at least he contributed a few triples and steals. Mirotic's confidence seems rattled and his playing time is decreasing alongside his efficiency -- in the past five games he's averaging 8.6 points on 31.7 percent shooting. He's too good to cut outright, but owners should think about benching him until he regains his footing. Wednesday, 10:17 pm
  • Mason Plumlee blocks six shots
    Mason Plumlee blocked six shots against the Rockets on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He blocked James Harden three times and had a career high in blocks. Plumlee's minutes have held steady, but his output hasn't changed much with the team losing Meyers Leonard. He's worth a look in standard leagues if you're OK with sub-par foul shooting. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Noah Vonleh starts, scores four
    Noah Vonleh started on Wednesday with four points, six boards, and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He's been shuffled in and out of the starting lineup because coach Terry Stotts likes to play the matchups. Vonleh will be too inconsistent to own in almost any league. Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 16 with 15 boards
    Al-Farouq Aminu scored 16 points with 15 boards, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's basically the team's top power forward now. Coach Terry Stotts used him at the four for more than half of his playing time, which will continue until Meyers Leonard (shoulder) can get back. He's a must-start player. Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Paul Millsap stuffs stat sheet with 23 & 16
    Paul Millsap put up another monster stat line during a 103-97 win over the Kings on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with 16 rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: He is going off almost every night these days. On the season, Millsap has averages of 18.1 points, 9.2 boards, 3.6 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.3 treys on 48.9 percent from the field. He's been a top-10 player in standard leagues and is showing no signs of slowing down. Wednesday, 8:13 pm
  • Chandler Parsons plays 21 minutes vs. Boston
    Chandler Parsons played 21 minutes vs. Boston on Wednesday, contributing eight points, two rebounds and two blocks in an impressive road win.

    Advice: This matched his season-high for playing time and the Mavs are being extra cautious, having recently nudged his limit up to 23 minutes per game. Parsons uncharacteristically missed all four of his FT attempts tonight and fantasy owners can only sit back and stay patient -- trading him now would yield minimal value. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Marvin Williams gets $15K fine
    Marvin Williams was fined $15,000 for his flagrant 2 foul on Tuesday.

    Advice: That means he won't be suspended for his shot to Lou Amundson's head. Williams has played very well and the Hornets focusing more on the 3-pointer is a big reason why. Of course, he's a sell-high player. Wednesday, 12:21 pm
  • Kevin Durant (hamstring) out Wednesday vs. NO
    Kevin Durant (hamstring) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Durant was spotted going through some full court shooting drills during Wednesday morning's shootaround, and he was reportedly moving well, so he's on track to play Friday vs. the Knicks. As for tonight's game, not playing Russell Westbrook in DFS would be a risky proposition. Wednesday, 9:55 am
  • Chandler Parsons mins limit increased 23
    Chandler Parsons said that his minutes limit has increased to 23 minutes.

    Advice: Parsons is slowly but surely picking up the pace in Dallas, and he put up a season-high 20 points in his last game. The Mavericks have been better than expected this season, owning a 7-4 record, which is a very positive sign for Parsons as he's far less likely to be shut down if the Mavs are competing for a playoff spot. Parsons is loaded with upside, so now would be a good time to get in some buy-low offers while he's still on a minutes limit. Wednesday, 9:10 am
  • Draymond Green scores nine with nine boards
    Draymond Green played through the flu on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring nine points with nine boards, five assists, one steal, one block and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a fantastic line for Green and you could make the argument that he has been the Warriors' second best player this season behind Stephen Curry. He's worth every penny that the Warriors gave him this offseason and he is currently returning first-round value to his owners. Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Andre Drummond scores 25 with 18 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 25 points with 18 rebounds during a 104-99 win over the Cavs on Tuesday, adding three steals and one block in 39 minutes.

    Advice: These rebounding numbers are insane and he actually pulled his average down tonight. Drummond grabbed at least 15 rebounds in each of his last nine games. The last players to do that for 10 straight games were DeAndre Jordan last year, Anderson Varejao in 2012 and Kevin Love in 2010. He's been a 19-19 player on the year and is a DFS monster. Tuesday, 9:43 pm
  • Luol Deng scores 20 points in loss
    Luol Deng was on fire against the Wolves on Tuesday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting with six boards, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It was Deng's best game of the season and it's not even close. He was averaging just 9.6 points per game prior to tonight's outburst, so his owners should continue to treat him as a low-end asset moving forward. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh eat first in Miami's offense. Tuesday, 8:45 pm
  • Marvin Williams ejected for flagrant 2 foul
    Marvin Williams was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul during Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He elbowed Lou Amundson in the face, so the call wasn't too controversial. Williams came into the game with a right pectoral strain, and he really struggled with just four points on 1-of-4 shooting with one board, one assist, one steal and one block. Tuesday, 6:40 pm
  • Draymond Green says he'll play on Tuesday
    Draymond Green (illness) said that he will play in Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Green was a full participant during shootaround, and he's not even being listed on the Dubs injury report. Go ahead and get him active. Tuesday, 12:04 pm
  • Draymond Green goes through shootaround
    Draymond Green (illness) was present during the Warriors shootaround.

    Advice: The Dubs have not yet updated his status for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, but going through shootaround can certainly be viewed as a positive sign. However, if Green is forced to sit this one out, it would likely be Marreese Speights sliding into the starting five, and he'd be worth a look in DFS. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 11:25 am
  • Marvin Williams will start at SF on Tuesday
    Marvin Williams (right pectoral strain) will start at small forward against the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Advice: With P.J. Hairston (quad) sidelined, Williams will slide into the small forward spot for Tuesday night. He's averaging 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, and 1.7 three-pointers thus far and is making a case for universal ownership in all fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 8:42 am
  • SVG says consistency can make Drummond great
    Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said Andre Drummond can be an all-time great player if he can be consistent.

    Advice: "It’s a small sample size, but statistical comparisons are statistical comparisons — so obviously they’re true, but there’s a long way to go," Van Gundy said. "The biggest challenge for Andre is consistency." Drummond is averaging 18.5 points, 19.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game and could wind up being the biggest fantasy steal of the season if he's able to keep up this pace. Tuesday, 5:59 am
  • Mirza Teletovic scores 11 points off bench
    Mirza Teletovic scored 11 points in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Suns are playing really well without Markieff Morris (knee) and Teletovic being a stretch four is helping Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight get great shots. Morris shouldn't be out for much longer, so there's little incentive to adding Mirza. Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Aminu bounces back against the Spurs
    Al-Farouq Aminu bounced back on Monday with 17 points, four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He only scored seven points on Sunday and continues to get minutes at both forward spots. Aminu has been surprisingly good from deep with 2.0 treys per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.6 points, 4.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 steals in that span. He's a must-start fantasy player in standard leagues. Monday, 9:32 pm
  • Ed Davis doesn't score in 17 minutes
    Ed Davis failed to score in his 17 minutes off the bench on Monday, adding four rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: He is still only getting minutes as Mason Plumlee's backup center and hasn't benefited at all from Meyers Leonard (shoulder) going down. Davis can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Noah Vonleh moves back to the bench
    Noah Vonleh moved back to the bench on Monday with three points, six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He hit his first 3-pointer of his career and didn't look too bad tonight. Chances are Chris Kaman won't stick in the starting lineup for long, so maybe the Blazers give Vonleh a longer look. Obviously there's no need to add him because he hasn't produced anything noteworthy in the NBA and Meyers Leonard (shoulder) was even doing some shooting today. Vonleh has some upside, though. Monday, 9:23 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores just six points
    Nikola Mirotic scored six points on 2-of-7 from the field with six rebounds and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He's in one heck of a slump right now. Even before this game, he made just 28.0 percent from the field this month and he's seen his playing time dip to just 22 minutes per game in that span. Mirotic will eventually snap out of it and the chances of Joakim Noah dealing with knee pain at some point are pretty high, so Mirotic is a buy-low target. Monday, 7:51 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores season-high 20 points
    Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 20 points in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was 8-of-11 from the field and scored his first nine points in the first 5:29. Parsons is starting to get more minutes and he should be in the mid-20s in the next week or so. His patient owners should start seeing some nice dividends and can confidently start plugging him into their lineups very soon. Monday, 7:18 pm
  • Noah Vonleh will return to the bench
    Noah Vonleh will return to the bench for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Vonleh got the start in place of Meyers Leonard (shoulder) on Sunday vs. the Hornets, but coach Terry Stotts will go with Chris Kaman tonight. Vonleh has upside, but he won't worth a look until he is consistent part of the rotation. Monday, 5:39 pm
  • Brandan Wright (knee) will not play Monday
    Brandan Wright (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Wright is expected to be out for a while, so this isn't a surprise. JaMychal Green could continue to get decent minutes off the bench, but he isn't worth a look outside of very deep leagues. Monday, 5:06 pm
  • Chandler Parsons (face) will return Monday
    Chandler Parsons was elbowed in the face by Nerlens Noel and was forced to go to the locker room, but he has since returned and started the second half.

    Advice: It was unintentional, but Noel got him pretty good and there was some blood. Parsons appears to be fine and is having his best game of the season. We'll have an update after the game. Monday, 4:57 pm
  • Draymond Green (illness) misses practice
    Draymond Green (illness) missed practice on Monday due to the flu.

    Advice: He didn't look ill on Saturday, so Green has been sick for less than two days. That means he has a decent chance to miss Tuesday against the Raptors. If he's out, we'll probably see a lot of Harrison Barnes as a stretch four and Andre Iguodala would also be looking at more minutes. James Michael McAdoo and Marreese Speights would also step up and would be candidates to start. The Warriors have four games this week, so Draymond should still be in weekly lineups regardless. Monday, 1:00 pm
  • Marvin Williams probable for Tuesday's game
    Marvin Williams (right pectoral strain) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: This is the first we've heard of a pectoral injury for Williams, but it doesn't appear to be anything serious whatsoever. Averaging 10.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 1.7 triples, owners overlooking Williams are doing so at their own peril. Monday, 9:48 am
  • Chandler Parsons aiming for 20 minutes Monday
    Chandler Parsons is aiming to play a season-high 20 minutes vs. the Sixers on Monday.

    Advice: Additionally, Parsons reported no swelling and no pain in his surgically-repaired knee. This would be a good matchup for Parsons to test himself in order to get going, but he's been pretty underwhelming so far. Averaging a meager 5.2 points on 38.2 percent shooting, Parsons is simply a stash candidate right now for those who believe in his long-term outlook. Monday, 8:49 am
  • Andre Drummond w/ 10th straight double-double
    Andre Drummond posted his 10th consecutive double-double on Sunday with 17 points, 17 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 41 minutes.

    Advice: He shot only 8-of-18 from the field, however, and was frustrated with the refs all night long, picking up five personal fouls along the way. Detroit's hot start has been erased by four consecutive road losses, and they face another tough game at home vs. the Cavs on Tuesday. Nov 15, 9:25 pm
  • Noah Vonleh quiet despite start at PF Sunday
    Noah Vonleh had nine points, six rebounds, one assist and no defensive stats on Sunday, while filling in at PF for Meyers Leonard (shoulder).

    Advice: Leonard has no clear return date and coach Terry Stotts is still experimenting with his lineups -- Vonleh replaced Ed Davis in the starting five at the last minute tonight. Vonleh has barely been in the rotation and will need to string together a few nice games before getting on the standard-league radar. Nov 15, 4:54 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu quiet due to foul trouble
    Foul trouble limited Al-Farouq Aminu on Sunday, as he scored only seven points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Although disappointing, this isn't a real concern for Aminu's fantasy owners -- he's averaging just 3.0 fouls per 36 minutes this year. Portland is riding a five-game losing streak, and Aminu should come out firing in the Blazers' upcoming four-game week. Nov 15, 4:51 pm
  • Update: Ed Davis will come off the bench Sun
    Updating a previous report, Ed Davis will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Noah Vonleh will get the start tonight, with Davis and Chris Kaman helping man the second-unit. Davis should see his minutes in the low-20s, so he's not a strong option in standard leagues. Nov 15, 2:09 pm
  • Noah Vonleh starting Sunday vs. Charlotte
    Noah Vonleh, and not Ed Davis, will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Terry Stotts has again pulled a fast one on us, changing the starting lineup at the very last second, despite Ed Davis originally being listed as the starter. It's going to be tough to predict who gets the start at the power forward spot for however long Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is out with Stotts at the helm, but it'll likely be Davis, Vonleh and Kaman fluctuating in and out of the starting five based on the matchup. We'll let you know how Vonleh fares in his first career start against the team that drafted him following the game. Nov 15, 2:03 pm
  • Ed Davis starting, Chris Kaman benched
    Ed Davis will slide into the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets, sending Chris Kaman back to the bench.

    Advice: Kaman drew a surprise start during Friday's game, but that was likely due to the fact that the Blazers were going up against the Grizzlies. Davis may be the starting power forward for the Blazers for however long Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is sidelined, and after putting up seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks in limited minutes vs. the Grizzlies, Davis is worth a speculative add in standard leagues for those seeking some rebounding and shot blocking. Nov 15, 1:21 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic expected to start on Monday
    Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that he is planning on keeping Nikola Mirotic in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Hoiberg also said that he could change his mind, and it was already reported earlier that he was strongly considering inserting Joakim Noah into the starting lineup. Mirotic's job is probably safe for now, but he will have to play better if he wants to hold off Noah. Mirotic scored just three points with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Hornets on Friday. Nov 15, 10:45 am
  • Draymond Green logs a triple-double in OT win
    Draymond Green recorded his second career triple-double in Saturday's overtime win over the Nets, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists, 10 boards, two steals, four blocks and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He did have four turnovers, but this line is just ridiculous. The Warriors are running a lot of their offense through Green and he is now averaging 12.4 points, 8.6 boards, 8.8 assists, 2.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointer over his last five games. We knew Green could light up the box score, but his assists numbers have been the icing on the cake. Green has been a top-20 asset so far this season and that could rise if he can keep his turnovers down. Nov 14, 10:23 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic gets 29 minutes
    Mirza Teletovic played 29 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday with 11 points, nine boards, three assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He did only score six points in the first half, but his 14 minutes in the first half tonight were second among big men (Tyson Chandler had 18). With Markieff Morris (knee) having a good chance to play on Monday, Teletovic isn't a great add. Nov 14, 9:58 pm
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