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  • JaKarr Sampson will start Friday vs. Houston
    JaKarr Sampson will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rockets with Nerlens Noel (right knee soreness) unavailable.

    Advice: Sampson hasn't been great as a starter this season, owning averages of 8.3 points and 4.7 boards in his previous three starts, so he's not a great option in most leagues. Today, 4:44 pm
  • Patrick Beverley will start vs. 76ers
    Patrick Beverley will start against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his first start of the season. The Rockets haven't got much out of their point guard spot all season, so Beverley should be getting minutes in the mid 20s. He's a solid pickup in 14-team leagues right now and is worth a look in stanard leagues, too. Today, 4:39 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) available to play
    Spencer Dinwiddie (sore left knee) will be available to play Friday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Dinwiddie is averaging just 16.3 minutes per game on the season to go with 6.3 points and 2.0 assists, so he's obviously not a factor in almost any league as a reserve. His return will take away minutes from Steve Blake, who is also a negligible fantasy option. Today, 4:06 pm
  • Nik Stauskas says he's available to play
    Nik Stauskas (knee) said he's available to play on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Even though he's available, he might not be playing tonight. Stauskas was expected to miss at least one more game on top of this one, so he's not someone fantasy owners should be counting on for tonight. Today, 3:59 pm
  • Jordan Adams (knee) still out for Grizzlies
    Jordan Adams (knee) will miss his 13th straight game on Friday.

    Advice: Adams is dealing with soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee and the Grizzlies have no incentive to rush his return, as he's not part of their typical rotation. Fantasy owners should consider him 'out indefinitely' and continue to ignore him. Today, 3:52 pm
  • Gerald Green will start on Friday night
    Gerald Green will start on Friday night against the Knicks.

    Advice: He did play 38 minutes on Wednesday, but keep in mind garbage time was a big factor there. Justise Winslow is probably going to get a little more run to guard Carmelo Anthony. Green has a high usage rate this season, so he could be able to put up numbers tonight. Today, 3:51 pm
  • T.J. McConnell benched Friday vs. Rockets
    T.J. McConnell will move to the 76ers bench on Friday.

    Advice: Isaiah Canaan will start at PG alongside Jerami Grant, Robert Covington, Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor -- Brett Brown said he prefers the way Canaan fits as a PG with Okafor. McConnell has averaged 28.6 minutes in 13 starts this season, which dips to 25.7 minutes per game as a reserve. Today, 3:43 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan starting, McConnell to bench
    Isaiah Canaan will start at point guard on Friday against the Rockets with T.J. McConnell moving to the bench.

    Advice: Revenge game for Canaan? He's played a lot better these days and the 76ers seem desperate enough to try anything on the road. Canaan was not great as a point guard, so the move to that starting spot doesn't mean he'll have more value. If you have some dead weight, feel free to give him a look. Today, 3:41 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha out for Friday night
    Thabo Sefolosha (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: It's just rest on the front end of a back-to-back set. Sefolosha did have some tightness in his ankle following a back-to-back set last week, so the Hawks will play it safe. Kent Bazemore (ankle) is back and starting while Lamar Patterson should get some run, too. Today, 3:38 pm
  • Rockets may alter starting lineup vs. Philly
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he may alter his starting lineup vs. the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The most likely move is shifting Patrick Beverley into the starting lineup ahead of Jason Terry. Ty Lawson played only three minutes on Wednesday and might not even be in the rotation, allowing Beverley and Terry to split the PG minutes between them. Today, 3:31 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He gets a tough matchup vs. the Warriors, but that's hardly a concern for his fantasy owners. So far this season, Bledsoe is racking up career-highs in scoring (22.9), FG percentage (46.8), 3-pointers (1.8), rebounds (4.1) and steals (1.9). Today, 3:08 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova will play on Friday
    Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will play on Friday night against the Hornets.

    Advice: He said he felt a lot better after the day off, but he'll be coming off the bench tonight. Mo Williams is going to get the start. so there shouldn't be a big chance for minutes for Dellavedova in his return. Jared Cunningham won't play much. Today, 3:07 pm
  • Marcus Smart off crutches
    Marcus Smart (leg) is not on crutches and is unlikely to play in the upcoming five-game road trip.

    Advice: He also has a good chance to miss two games at home after that, so we might not see Smart back until near Christmas. While he's out, R.J. Hunter will get in the rotation while Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas carry the load on offense. Today, 2:52 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova (calf) game-time Friday
    Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will be a game-time decision vs. Charlotte on Friday.

    Advice: The Cavs are reportedly "hopeful" that he will return tonight, but his fantasy value has already plummeted with Mo Williams back in action. There's no incentive to gamble on Dellavedova at less than 100 percent. Today, 2:45 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) is probable starter
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) is doing well and is the probable starter for Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He did not look right on Wednesday and the Suns will have him tonight for their biggest home game of the season. Bledsoe is a terrific on-ball defender, but we'll see how he handles the passing of the Warriors. He should have a nice stat line tonight as long as he can stay healthy. Today, 2:10 pm
  • P.J. Hairston is not on the injury report
    P.J. Hairston (head) is not on the injury report for Friday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: His head injury from Wednesday seems like it's behind him. Hairston should be in the starting lineup, but probably won't get more than 16-22 minutes tonight. He is only worth a look in very deep leagues. Today, 1:34 pm
  • Mo Williams listed as starter for Friday
    Mo Williams (ankle) is listed as the starter for Friday against the Hornets.

    Advice: He stared the second half on Wednesday and should be close to 100 percent. Williams played 32 minutes on Wednesday and scored 15 points, so he's all set to start tonight in almost all leagues. Matthew Dellavedova will move back to the bench while Jared Cunningham shouldn't play much. Today, 1:29 pm
  • Trey Burke doesn't practice, questionable
    Trey Burke (back) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He suffered from back spasms on Wednesday and couldn't return to action. Burke also had a back issue back in April, so he is probably on the bad side of this questionable tag. Raul Neto was very good in Wednesday, but he's still a risky play in DFS. If he can't play, there should be more minutes for Alec Burks, too. Today, 12:41 pm
  • Trey Burke, Rodney Hood questionable for Sat
    Trey Burke (back) and Rodney Hood (back) are questionable to play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Hood went through practice on Friday and his injury doesn't appear to be as serious as Burke's back spasms. Hood tends to be a slow healer, but this is his first bout with a back issue. If he can't go, there will be more of Alec Burks, Chris Johnson and Joe Ingles. Today, 12:35 pm
  • Ricky Rubio is a game-time call for Friday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: He is reportedly feeling better, but the Wolves are probably going to be careful with Rubio given his injury history and how he had some ankle soreness even before he played on Wednesday. If he's out, Zach LaVine will be a popular DFS play in a favorable matchup. He should be owned in all standard leagues, too. Today, 11:59 am
  • Kobe Bryant will play on Saturday
    Kobe Bryant will play against the Blazers on Saturday after putting in a limited practice on Friday.

    Advice: He is not expected to have a minutes cap for the road game and coach Byron Scott is open to suggestions on how to handle Bryant on back-to-back. Kobe is not getting to the basket at all anymore and it's led to him being the least efficient high-volume starter in the NBA. Today, 11:39 am
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) out for three games
    J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play in the next three games.

    Advice: He has a right ankle sprain and said he rolled it "pretty good" on Wednesday. With Barea out, the Mavs will be using more of Raymond Felton and Devin Harris. With Justin Anderson improving, he could get regular minutes, too. Barea could miss more time beyond next week. Today, 11:32 am
  • Dinwiddie (knee) goes through shootaround
    Spencer Dinwiddie (sore left knee) participated in the Pistons' shootaround on Friday.

    Advice: He should still be considered questionable for Friday's game vs. the Thunder, but this is a good sign that his injury isn't serious. Dinwiddie is only averaging minutes in the teens this season anyways, so fantasy owners can ignore this bit of news for now. Today, 10:15 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will start on Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will play and start vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He missed five straight games for the Hawks, but he was playing really well prior to going down and should be picked up in most leagues to see if he can keep it going. Thabo Sefolosha is expected to return to the bench on Friday, while Justin Holiday and Lamar Patterson should lose some minutes as well. Today, 10:09 am
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) still hopeful to play
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) is reportedly feeling better and is still hopeful to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: We heard a similar report on Thursday, so his status is clearly trending in the right direction. While his injury may be minor, don't be surprised if the Wolves play it safe given his injury history. We'll have another update after shootaround, but expect Zach LaVine to benefit the most if Rubio can't play. Today, 9:09 am
  • Victor Oladipo will come off the bench again
    Victor Oladipo will come off the bench again for Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He recently said that he would embrace his role off the bench, and it seemed to work well for him last game as he was able to drop 24 points with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers in 26 minutes. Oladipo should be fine in his new role and his owners shouldn't be worried at the moment. Today, 9:01 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova (calf) hopeful to play
    The Cavaliers are hopeful that Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will be able to play on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He sat out of Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors, but it sounds like his calf responded well to the extra rest. Dellavedova's fantasy value isn't great with Mo Williams back from injury, but his return could push Jared Cunningham out of the rotation. Dellavedova is only an asset in very deep leagues. Today, 7:11 am
  • Jerian Grant is confident he will break slump
    Jerian Grant is confident that he will be break out of his shooting slump soon.

    Advice: "I can get to the basket when I want. I got to finish when I get there," Grant said. "My shot will come. I'm not a knockdown spot-up guy, but I can shoot the ball." Grant is barely shooting over 25 percent from the field over his last 10 games and his minutes have started to take a hit because Jose Calderon has been playing much better. Unlike the beginning of the season, this doesn't feel like much of a position battle anymore and owners who are hoping for him to have a larger role may have to wait a while. Today, 6:44 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) doubtful for Friday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful to play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He is still receiving treatment for his knee and he's still ahead of his timetable, which originally had him returning in December. If Evans is out, Ish Smith will look to build off his 20-point, 11-dime game from Wednesday while Dante Cunningham and Alonzo Gee will remain in the rotation at small forward. Evans should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This is the first time Bazemore has received the questionable tag since sustaining the ankle injury, so it looks like he's nearing a return to the court. Owners can expect another update following Friday morning's shootaround. Thabo Sefolosha’s value will take a hit upon the return of Bazemore. Yesterday, 3:12 pm
  • Scott won't cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes
    Byron Scott said that he doesn't intend to cut down on Kobe Bryant's minutes despite the fact that the Lakers own a record of 2-12, the worst in the Western Conference.

    Advice: "I haven't thought about reducing his role," Scott said. "I think his role is pretty defined for us right now. So is his minutes." Scott seems to be content playing Bryant around 30 minutes a night, despite the fact that Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field. "I am concerned about his shooting percentage and shots so far, but so far as knowing him the way I've known him and how long he's played in this league, I'm not worried about him finding it." Kobe's minutes will be safe will Scott at the helm, but owners in standard leagues could probably do better. Yesterday, 12:11 pm
  • Byron Scott still confident in Kobe Bryant
    Lakers head coach Byron Scott said he's confident Kobe Bryant can still play in the NBA.

    Advice: Though Bryant has struggled to start the 2015-16 season, Scott said he isn't too concerned about the veteran. "Obviously he's struggling right now with his shot, and I think everybody can see that," Scott said. "So it's trying to get him in better position to be able to have an opportunity to knock those shots down on a consistent basis. That's No. 1." Though Bryant is still capable of a big game here and there, he's hurting fantasy teams more than he's helping and isn't a must-own player in standard leagues. Yesterday, 8:39 am
  • Ricky Rubio hopeful for Friday vs Kings
    Ricky Rubio (sore left ankle) said he's hopeful that he'll be able to play against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: Rubio got treatment on his sore left ankle after Wednesday's game against the Hawks and is hoping to be able to suit up against the Kings on Friday. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Zach LaVine would be in line for a larger role (and increased fantasy value) if Rubio is unable to play. Yesterday, 7:51 am
  • Victor Oladipo embracing new role
    Victor Oladipo said he'll embrace his role off the bench.

    Advice: Oladipo had a big game off the bench with 24 points in Wednesday's win over the Knicks and said he'd continue to embrace his new role. "My teammates look up to me," Oladipo said. "So it was huge the way I responded today, because everybody saw that." It's unclear how long Oladipo's bench role will last, but his fantasy owners can rest easy as he's clearly capable of thriving regardless of his role. Yesterday, 7:47 am
  • Mo Williams downplays players meeting on Weds
    Mo Williams (ankle) downplayed the significance of a players-only meeting following Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: LeBron James and James Jones held the meeting and called for more consistency, but Williams said it wasn't a big deal. "It wasn't a team meeting. It's just another game," Mo Williams said. "When you lose games, we just discuss things we could have done better and we need to do going forward. That was basically it." Williams had a solid outing, scoring 15 points in his return, and should be active in all fantasy leagues now that he's healthy. Yesterday, 6:50 am
  • Jerryd Bayless downplays postgame exchange
    Jerryd Bayless downplayed a postgame exchange with DeMarcus Cousins.

    Advice: Bayless and Cousins reportedly exchanged some words after Wednesday's game, but Bayless said the incident was just part of a heated game. "It happens," Bayless said. "You move on." There was reportedly no contact made by either player, so it doesn't sound like we should see any punishment from the league here. Yesterday, 6:42 am
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 18, tweaks knee late
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday against the Pelicans with 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He only made 5-of-16 from the field and turned the ball over four times. Bledsoe also suffered what appeared to be an aggravation of his left knee injury, so we're going to throw him on the injury report until further notice. The Suns have a big game at home against the Warriors on Friday, so he'll want to be out there for that one. Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores 17 points
    Courtney Lee scored 17 points against the Rockets during a 102-93 win over on Wednesday, adding one rebound, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game from a guy who played in Houston back in 2010-12? Lee has taken advantage of Jeff Green and Matt Barnes moving up a position, which has raised his minutes while Zach Randolph (knee) has been out. Z-Bo should be back soon and Lee just had a goose egg on Tuesday, so he's not a strong add. Wednesday, 10:27 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) likely to miss time
    J.J. Barea (ankle) said he rolled his ankle "pretty good" on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I don't know the severity of it," coach Rick Carlisle said. "But he's in there with an ice machine on it. That's never good." It sounds like Barea is going to miss some time, which means more minutes are headed to Devin Harris and Raymond Felton. Wednesday, 9:34 pm
  • Patrick Beverley gets 19 minutes in return
    Patrick Beverley played 19 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring four points with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: It was hardly a good game, but this is a positive for Beverley because Ty Lawson is moving out of the rotation. After the holiday, Beverley should be considered as the favorite to start against the 76ers on Friday. Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Trey Burke (back spasms) out for game
    Trey Burke (back spasms) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: He had back issues back in April, so this isn't a new issue for Burke. He'll have a couple days off, but Burke has a chance of missing time. That would mean more minutes for Alec Burks at the point, which also means more minutes for Rodney Hood, too. Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha locks down Wiggins in 32 mins
    Making another start at SF on Wednesday, Thabo Sefolosha contributed 10 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds and one block in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: His defense kept Andrew Wiggins in check, as he scored only 15 points on 5-of-17 shooting, and it will be interesting to see how Mike Budenholzer uses Thabo once Kent Bazemore (ankle) returns to action. Tonight's solid game comes on the heels of a terrific game vs. the Celtics, and Sefolosha is worth deploying while logging 30+ minutes as a starter. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless plays down stretch
    Jerryd Bayless played 36 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday with 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: With Michael Carter-Williams struggling, Jerryd Bayless picked up some extra playing time. Bayless also benefited from Jabari Parker only playing in 21 minutes. He's not quite worth owning in all standard leagues, but he is on the radar in almost any format. Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • Mo Williams (ankle) looks good in 32 minutes
    Mo Williams (ankle) played 32 minutes in his return on Wednesday, finishing with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting, one 3-pointer, three boards and three assists.

    Advice: Matthew Dellavedova was out with a leg injury so Williams gave Cleveland what he could, even starting the second half ahead of fill-in starter Jared Cunningham. Mo added a rare blocked shot tonight and it looks like he'll be fine for Friday's road game at Charlotte. Wednesday, 8:11 pm
  • Gerald Green logs 38 minutes in fill-in start
    Gerald Green started in place of Luol Deng (hamstring) on Wednesday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting in 38 minutes of action.

    Advice: He made two 3-pointers with five rebounds, one assist, one block and three turnovers in Miami's road loss, and his inefficient shooting didn't help matters. Deng said recently that the Heat are playing it safe to prevent his hamstring injury from lingering, so there's a chance he'll also sit out vs. the Knicks on Friday. Given the temporary nature of his promotion, Green is best suited for DFS play. Wednesday, 7:51 pm
  • J.J. Barea (ankle) will not return
    J.J. Barea suffered sprained left ankle on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: He was in a lot of pain and it did not look good. Barea has been a useful combo guard and was playing 20.3 minutes per game, so the Mavs would miss him. If he's out, there would be more run for Ray Felton and Devin Harris. Justin Anderson or John Jenkins could slide into his rotation spot. Barea left the game with seven points, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. There's really no need to make a speculative add unless you're in a deep league. Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • T.J. McConnell struggles in 20 minutes vs BOS
    T.J. McConnell struggled in 20 minutes vs. the Celtics, scoring six points with only one assist and four turnovers to his credit.

    Advice: The Sixers record now stands at 0-16, one loss shy of last season's abysmal start, and they're on a 25-game skid dating back to last season. With a heroic amount of optimism, coach Brett Brown said on Tuesday, "I think we've taught them how to compete. Now the next layer is we've got to teach them how to close out a game with a win." They'll get another chance vs. the Rockets on Friday. Wednesday, 7:23 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (sore ankle) out for game
    Ricky Rubio is dealing with a sore left ankle and will not return on Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: Well, go pick up Zach LaVIne in all leagues. Rubio had some ankle soreness earlier this week and the Wolves tend to be very careful with him. Considering he couldn't finish the game tonight, he's very likely to miss at least one game. Rubio finished with five points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 21 minutes. Wednesday, 7:14 pm
  • Victor Oladipo w/ team-high 24 pts off bench
    Victor Oladipo came off the bench on Wednesday with a team-high 24 points vs. the Knicks, hitting 5-of-15 field goals and 13-of-15 free throws in Orlando's home win.

    Advice: VO added one 3-pointer, four rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers in 26 minutes. Scott Skiles said that his lineup change wasn't "punitive," but he still sent a loud and clear message to his team. "We're trying to find a better balance between the first and second units," he said. How long Oladipo is tethered to the bench is anyone's guess, but hopefully this performance got him out of Skiles' doghouse. If nothing else Oladipo played with aggression, and his free throws easily bested his career-high of 12. Wednesday, 7:03 pm
  • P.J. Hairston leaves after elbow to head
    P.J. Hairston exited Wednesday's game after taking an elbow to his head, but the Hornets don't think he suffered a concussion.

    Advice: Hairston will likely be tested further and we'll let you know if he's in danger of missing Friday's game. He continues to start because coach Steve Clifford doesn't feel Jeremy Lamb can defend the league's elite scorers, but a defensive-specialist role hasn't done him any favors for fantasy purposes. Wednesday, 6:37 pm
  • Tyreke Evans out for Wednesday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: We'll have to wait for this weekend to see how the Pelicans will use the former Rookie of the Year. Evans should be owned in all leagues right now while Ish Smith owners should hang in there to see how it plays out. He's been too good. Wednesday, 5:37 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. Pelicans
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been dealing with some left knee soreness and should be ready to roll. It's worth mentioning his right knee is the "bad" knee in his career with the multiple meniscus tears. Get Bledsoe in your lineups and this may help Brandon Knight, who is better off the ball. Wednesday, 5:17 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) will start on Wednesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, as expected.

    Advice: Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Garnett and Karl-Anthony Towns will join Rubio in the starting five for tonight's game. Rubio suffered an extremely minor ankle injury during Monday's game, but he practice in full on Tuesday and was never really in any doubt of missing Wednesday's contest. Go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 4:52 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) unlikely for Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is unlikely to play on Wednesday vs. the Suns, according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Evans remains a game-time decision, but Gentry said unless he feels great after his pregame routine, he's not going to play tonight. Evans is getting close however, so he needs to be stashed away in all leagues at this point, and once he's back up to speed he'll likely cut into the production of Eric Gordon and Ish Smith. The Pelicans have a back-to-back set coming up Friday vs. the Clippers and Saturday vs. the Jazz, so Evans could return for at least one of those games. Wednesday, 4:43 pm
  • Pat Beverley says he's 'definitely playing'
    Pat Beverley (ankle) said he's "definitely playing" against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll be coming off the bench, but we still don't know if he's going to start after tonight. We'll have another update shortly, but expect Beverley to get minutes in the teens to low 20s tonight. Jason Terry will lose some run and maybe Ty Lawson, too. Wednesday, 3:57 pm
  • Gerald Green starting in place of Luol Deng
    Gerald Green is starting in place of Luol Deng (hamstring) on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: That will push Dwyane Wade to more of a small forward in the offensive set and Green should likely guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Green is probably only looking at minutes in the mid-20s and it's a pretty safe bet that we'll see more of Justise Winslow, especially to close halves. Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (knee) out Wednesday
    Spencer Dinwiddie (sore left knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Steve Blake will act as Detroit's backup point guard with Dinwiddie sidelined, but he won't get enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Wednesday, 3:25 pm
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) will be a game-time call
    Pat Beverley (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Beverley is a tough guy and if it's up to him, he's playing. He has a decent chance to start tonight and has some value in deeper leagues. Jason Terry would play less and possibly Ty Lawson. Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan, Robert Covington to start
    Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington will start on the wings against the Celtics.

    Advice: With Nik Stuaskas (knee) out, the 76ers will look for some extra spacing on the floor with Canaan and Covington. Canaan should be getting plenty of minutes at the two, which also means Phil Pressey should get a few more minutes. Canaan is one of the most inconsistent players around, so start him at your own peril -- he should be defended by Avery Bradley. Wednesday, 3:08 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (calf) out vs. Raptors
    Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: With the Cavs set to manage Mo Williams' minutes tonight, that means we should see a lot of Jared Cunningham. The Cavs will also be giving heavy minutes to J.R. Smith at the two. Cunningham is obviously a risky play in DFS tonight. Wednesday, 3:05 pm
  • Kent Bazemore, Tiago Splitter out again
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) and Tiago Splitter (hip) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll likely be Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup again. Sefolosha is coming off a wonderful 15-point game and the Hawks will likely be using him on Andrew Wiggins a lot. He's certainly in play for DFS tonight, but don't expect a repeat performance. Lamar Patterson should get some burn, too. Wednesday, 2:37 pm
  • Smart (leg) likely out longer than two weeks
    Marcus Smart (lower left leg) is unlikely to be back on the court within the next two weeks.

    Advice: Smart is currently on crutches, along with wearing a leg brace, so the two-week timetable seems a bit overly optimistic. Smart himself said that there's no definitive timetable for his return, so he could be potentially looking at a lengthy absence. Smart has shown flashes this season, but with averages of 9.8 points, 3.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.1 three-pointers on 33.3 percent shooting on the season, owners in standard leagues without an IR-slot may want to consider cutting ties with Marcus. Wednesday, 2:18 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Wednesday's practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled rest day for Bryant who logged 25 minutes during Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors. He has plenty of time to rest up for Saturday's game against the Blazers, but with the Lakers scheduled for a back-to-back set Saturday vs. Portland and Sunday vs. Indiana, there's a chance he sits out one of those games. Kobe is shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field on the season, and he's not a must-own guy in standard leagues. Wednesday, 2:12 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) headed for a GTD on Weds
    Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is likely headed for a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Bledsoe said that he's no longer feeling any pain in his left knee, but he wants to make sure that there's no discomfort, and he will continue to undergo treatment throughout the day. Bledsoe will test his knee during pregame warmups, so we likely won't have official confirmation on his status until just prior to the tip. Bledsoe likely has his eyes fixated on Friday's matchup with the undefeated Warriors, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him play it safe and sit out Wednesday's game against the 3-11 Pelicans. Brandon Knight will be the primary beneficiary of a Bledsoe absence. Wednesday, 10:56 am
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Eric Bledsoe's left knee has improved, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Bledsoe sat out Monday's loss to the Spurs with a sore left knee, and it remains unclear if he'll play tonight against the Pelicans. If he's unable to give it a go, Brandon Knight would see a spike to his usage rate with guys like T.J. Warren and P.J. Tucker seeing some increased opportunity for minutes. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:15 am
  • Gerald Green runs w/ starters at shootaround
    Gerald Green was spotted running with the starting unit during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

    Advice: Luol Deng (hamstring) is extremely unlikely to play Wednesday vs. the Pistons, and it looks like Erik Spoelstra is contemplating giving Green the start over rookie Justise Winslow. Green can fill it up when given the minutes, but he's been pretty horrible this season with averages of just 7.6 points and 1.1 three-pointers per game. He'll also be competing for touches with Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as a starter, so even as a punt play in DFS, he'll be a very risky option. Wednesday, 9:42 am
  • Beverley (ankle) goes through shootaround
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) was a full participant during shootaround, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley seems on track to make his return on Wednesday, but he's going to come off the bench and his minutes will be monitored, making him an unattractive option in most leagues. Beverley could conceivably start for the Rockets at some point, but he's likely headed for a three-way timeshare with Jason Terry and Ty Lawson; meaning at best he could only be viewed as a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Wednesday, 9:14 am
  • Victor Oladipo will come off the bench on Wed
    Victor Oladipo will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, and Channing Frye will replace him in the starting five.

    Advice: Oladipo has been horrible since returning from the concussion, averaging just 7.3 points, 4.0 boards and 2.7 assists per game on a putrid 31.0 percent shooting from the field, so perhaps he can get things back on track acting as a sixth man for the Magic. Oladipo has early-round upside, so owners shouldn't be looking to sell at this current low point. For what it's worth, head coach Scott Skiles said the move was not punitive, and he's just looking to get more balance with the first-unit. There's also no indication that the bench role will be a long-term thing for Dipo, and it's important to note that he's still expected to play starters minutes. Wednesday, 8:38 am
  • Nik Stauskas (knee) ruled out for road trip
    Nik Stauskas (left knee contusion) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 76ers three-game road trip.

    Advice: Stauskas is expected to miss the next week of action, which will translate to more opportunity for guys like Robert Covington, Isaiah Canaan, JaKarr Sampson and Hollis Thompson, with Covington offering the most upside. Stauskas wasn't playing very well before the injury, so owners may want to consider sending him to the waiver wire. Wednesday, 8:29 am
  • Mo Williams (ankle) will play on Wednesday
    Mo Williams (ankle) will play Wednesday vs. the Raptors, but head coach David Blatt said that he will monitor his minutes.

    Advice: If Blatt intends to monitor Mo's minutes, he may need to get creative with the point guard position as Matthew Dellavedova (calf) is headed for a game-time call. Williams is going to get a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry of the Raptors, and partnering that with a limited workload makes him an unattractive play in DFS. Wednesday, 8:26 am
  • Nik Stauskas (knee) doubtful for Wednesday
    Brett Brown said that Nik Stauskas (left knee contusion) might not be available for the rest of the 76ers three-game road trip. Wednesday, 8:15 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova (calf) a game-time call
    Matthew Dellavedova (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

    Advice: Dellavedova's value is set to take a hit tonight anyway with the return of Mo Williams (ankle), and with him heading towards a game-time decision, he's far too risky to consider using in DFS. Williams could be forced into heavy minutes if Delly is unable to give it a go. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 8:02 am
  • Mo Williams (ankle) says he'll play Wednesday
    Mo Williams (ankle) said that he will play in Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Williams has spent the past two games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, but he'll be back on the floor tonight which will send Matthew Dellavedova back to the bench. Williams will draw a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry of the Raptors, so he's not a great play in DFS. Wednesday, 7:47 am
  • Patrick Beverley's minutes will be monitored
    Interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he will monitor Patrick Beverley's (ankle) minutes upon his return.

    Advice: Beverley is questionable to play Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but if he does get on to the court following a five-game absence, he will continue to come off the bench and Bickerstaff will be cautious with his minutes. Bickerstaff said he likes the leadership that Jason Terry brings, which is why Terry will continue to start, and it's looking like this could turn into a three-way timeshare at the point guard slot in Houston between JET, Ty Lawson and Beverley; which isn't great from a fantasy standpoint. Wednesday, 7:43 am
  • Kobe Bryant says he could be averaging 35 PPG
    Kobe Bryant said he wasn't really all that worried about his current career-low shooting percentage (31.1 percent) following the Lakers blowout loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, and added that he could be averaging 35 points per game if he really wanted to.

    Advice: "I'm not really worried about it, honestly," Bryant said. "My shooting will be better. I could've scored 80 [Tuesday vs. Golden State]. It wouldn't have made a damn difference. We just have bigger problems. I could be out there averaging 35 points a game. We'd be what, 3-11? We've got to figure out how to play systematically in a position that's going to keep us in ballgames." Given that Kobe is currently shooting a career-low 31.1 percent from the field, he'd need roughly 50 shots a game to get to that 35 points per game averages, so he's right that that probably wouldn't be best for his team. He also missed a layup on his way to a 1-of-14 shooting performance Tuesday night, so 80 points seems a tad unrealistic. Wednesday, 6:27 am
  • Kobe Bryant shoots 1-of-14 from the field
    Kobe Bryant shot just 1-of-14 from the field in Tuesday's blowout loss against the Warriors, finishing with four points, six boards, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: In case you're wondering, it was the worst shooting performance of his career and some of his shots weren't close at all. Father Time is undefeated and the Black Mamba is his next victim, so his owners shouldn't be expecting too much out of him going forward. Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 15, hits 7-of-8
    Thabo Sefolosha drew another start in the absence of Kent Bazemore (ankle) on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-8 shots for a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in an easy win over the Celtics.

    Advice: He's not really an offensive threat on most nights, but has played well on that end of the court in two straight. He'll continue to start and guard the opposition's best player for as long as Bazemore is out, but is only a real option in fantasy on nights when Baze isn't playing. Bazemore has missed four straight games, but should be back by the end of the week. Tuesday, 8:19 pm
  • J.J. Barea scores 16 off Mavs' bench
    J.J. Barea played 27 minutes off the Mavs' bench and hit 5-of-10 shots and zero 3-pointers for 16 points and four assists in Tuesday's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: The minutes and points were a season high for JJB, who got run down the stretch in a blowout. It didn't hurt that Devin Harris got the night off, either, but Barea will have to perform like this more consistently to be owned in most leagues. Tuesday, 7:50 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) is listed as doubtful Wed
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: An earlier report indicated that Evans will be a game-time decision, but it's still great news that he has a shot to play considering he is way ahead of his original timetable. We should know more regarding his status after the team's shootaround. His potential return could dampen the value of guys like Eric Gordon, Ish Smith and Dante Cunningham. Tuesday, 4:41 pm
  • Nik Stauskas diagnosed with knee contusion
    An MRI revealed nothing more than a left knee contusion for Nik Stauskas, and the 76ers are currently listing him as day-to-day.

    Advice: A knee contusion typically isn't a lengthy absence, but given the way the 76ers tend to handle injuries, we're going to consider Stauskas doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Celtics. Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington will benefit sans Sauce Castillo. Tuesday, 1:24 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Tuesday's shootaround
    Kobe Bryant did not participate during shootaround, but he's still fully expected to suit up for Tuesday night's game against the undefeated Warriors.

    Advice: Byron Scott is just giving Kobe as much rest as possible prior to tonight's game, but there's no reason to believe he won't be out there. The Dubs currently own the sixth-best defense in the league, so owners of Bryant can expect plenty of missed shots tonight. Tuesday, 12:20 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) practices on Tuesday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) practiced on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley is on track to play Wednesday, although interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that Jason Terry will still be the starting point guard upon Beverley's return. JET as the starting point is not a trend that's likely to continue once Beverley is fully up to speed, but this is very bad news for Ty Lawson owners as his minutes will head even further south with Patrick active. Beverley won't score a lot of points, but he should be able to do enough with steals and 3-pointers to warrant a roster spot in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 12:13 pm
  • Jordan Adams (knee) out Tuesday vs. Dallas
    Jordan Adams (knee) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Adams isn't a major part of the rotation in Memphis, so his absence will go largely unnoticed in fantasy land. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 12:05 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) practices in full Tuesday
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) practiced in full on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rubio rolled his ankle a bit during Monday's game against the 76ers, but he played through the injury, and his full participation in Tuesday's practice would indicate that he'll be fine for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks. We'll hold him off the injury report for now, and unless we hear something different, owners can plan on having him active for Wednesday's game. Tuesday, 11:47 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) to be a game-time call
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will be a game-time decision to face the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He said if he can't play Wednesday, he should be able to play at some point this week. He added he will be getting a lot of treatment on the plane to keep the swelling down, so he's apparently not even close to 100 percent. Evans is probably on the bad side of a questionable tag, but he should be owned in all leagues right now. His return could hurt Dante Cunningham, Ish Smith most of the secondary players on the roster with his high usage rate. Tuesday, 9:40 am
  • Rodney Hood scores nine points in loss
    Rodney Hood scored nine points in Monday's loss to the Thunder, adding two boards, one assist and three steals in 20 minutes.

    Advice: The game was over in a hurry, so there's no reason to worry about the low minutes. Hood was averaging 13.3 points, 3.1 assists, 2.3 boards, 1.2 steals and 1.5 3-pointers prior to Monday and has been returning mid-round value, so he deserves a pass for this performance. Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Canaan scores 14 points, starts 2nd half
    Isaiah Canaan scored 14 points on 3-of-10 shooting in Monday's loss to the Wolves with three boards, three assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Nik Stauskas left the game with a knee injury and will have an MRI on Tuesday, so Canaan could be looking at an increased role going forward. He is a very streaky shooter and struggles with consistency, so he's better suited for deeper leagues. Monday, 8:48 pm
  • P.J. Hairston returns, plays 19 minutes
    P.J. Hairston played 19 minutes in his return on Monday with five points, six rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: While he does start, Hairston is one of the least valuable starters in fantasy. He can be ignored in most formats. Monday, 8:45 pm
  • Nik Stauskas (knee) will have an MRI Tuesday
    Nik Stauskas (left knee pain) will have an MRI on Tuesday.

    Advice: He wasn't able to play in the second half of Monday's game vs. the Wolves after he complained about some soreness, and he didn't look quite right with just one shot attempt on the night. Isaiah Canaan started the second half on Sunday, while Robert Covington would also benefit if Stauskas needs to miss time. For what it's worth, Stauskas wouldn't reveal if he thought he had any ligament damage, so it certainly sounds like it's possible that he could be looking at an extended absence. Monday, 8:10 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova looks great again
    Matthew Dellavedova scored 15 points against the Magic on Monday with nine assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was awesome and has looked like a whole new player this season. Dellavedova is just keeping the seat warm for Kyrie Irving (knee) and he'll likely move back to the bench when Mo Williams (ankle) can return, which can be as soon as this week. He's more of a short-term add despite his terrific play in the past week. Monday, 8:04 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores eight with 11 dimes
    Ricky Rubio scored eight points with 11 assists, five boards and one steal on Monday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Even against a poor defender such as T.J. McConnell, Rubio wasn't very aggressive on offense and attempted just five shots, making two of them. He didn't have any 3-pointers and turned the ball over four times, but his owners drafted him for his elite ability to rack up assists. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way if he stays healthy. Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Scott Skiles: It's time to change the lineup
    Coach Scott Skiles said that it's "time to change the lineup" following a loss to the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: Oh boy. Based on how Victor Oladipo has been benched multiple times in the past week, there is a pretty good chance he or Elfrid Payton moves to the second unit because they're not playing well off each other right now. Oladipo's owners shouldn't be pushing the panic button yet and anyone who wants to own him should try to see if his owner will sell low. He finished with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes. Monday, 6:51 pm
  • Nik Stauskas (left knee pain) will not return
    Nik Stauskas (left knee pain) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Stauskas missed his only shot attempt of the night and complained about his knee at halftime, so Isaiah Canaan started the second half. Stauskas has struggled all season long despite having the green light from deep and virtually no competition for minutes, but owners in deep leagues may want to wait until we get a firm update before making any changes. Monday, 6:32 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Tuesday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

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

    Advice: He was expected to be a game-time decision, but his knee must have been giving him some problems in warmups. Bledsoe briefly left Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans with a leg injury, so it's unclear if the two issues are related. To be clear, Bledsoe returned to Sunday's game and appeared to be moving fine. Until we get a further update, Bledsoe should be considered day-to-day. Brandon Knight will be incredibly busy on Monday, while more opportunities should fall to guys like Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker. Monday, 4:33 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will be a game-time call
    Eric Bledsoe (sore left knee) will be a game-time decision for Monday's game vs. the Spurs. Monday, 4:28 pm
  • P.J. Hairston will start against the Kings
    P.J. Hairston (quad) will start against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He suffered his quad injury back on Nov. 15 and likely won't play a lot of minutes. Marvin Williams will play more minutes at power forward with Hairston back. Jeremy Lamb is slightly less appealing with Hairston back. Hairston has very little value. Monday, 2:25 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova will start
    Matthew Dellavedova (ankle) will start against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: He is likely going to have his minutes monitored today, so he'll be a risky player to use in DFS. Dellavedova only has short-term value this week. Jared Cunningham could also get more minutes tonight. Monday, 2:24 pm
  • Mo Williams out, Matt Dellavedova will start
    Mo Williams (ankle) will not play against the Magic on Monday and Matthew Dellavedova will get the start.

    Advice: Williams has some inflammation in his ankle and he could miss more games going forward. He's still a decent stash, but he will undoubtedly lose value once Kyrie Irving (knee) returns. Dellavedova is not a particularly strong player to own in season-long leagues. Monday, 2:21 pm
  • Pat Beverley up in the air for Wednesday
    Pat Beverley (ankle) will go through practice on Tuesday and coach B.J. Bickerstaff said "we'll see" regarding his status for Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rockets rested Beverley on Monday after they gave him extra work on Sunday. Beverley will likely be in the starting lineup and should find minutes in the mid 20s. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Monday, 12:46 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (rest) doesn't practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Monday and is still expected to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off after Sunday and all signs point to him being ready to play against the Warriors. Bryant is not doing much on a per-game basis and is not a must-own player. Monday, 12:14 pm
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) doesn't practice Monday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: He was on track to practice today, so perhaps he won't be able to play on Wednesday. Beverley is likely going to start for the Rockets and he could have value in 14-team leagues off the bat. If you need steals or treys, give him a look. Monday, 11:38 am
  • Tyreke Evans practices, could play Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) practiced on Monday and could play as soon as Wednesday against the Suns.

    Advice: He was expected to miss 6-8 weeks back in October, so he's ahead of schedule. The Pelicans are going to be limiting Evans quite a bit with a minutes restriction upon his return. It'll be interesting to see where they slot his minutes, especially with Ish Smith playing so well. Smith's owners will be hoping Evans gets minutes at small forward and should keep Smith on their rosters right now. Evans should be owned in all leagues. Monday, 11:18 am
  • Kent Bazemore doesn't practice on Monday
    Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Budenholzer said that he would know more on Bazemore Tuesday's status closer to gametime vs. Boston, so that is at least a positive indication that Bazemore is progressing. If he can't give it a go, Thabo Sefolosha, Lamar Patterson and Justin Holiday will help to fill the void. Monday, 10:38 am
  • Mo Williams (leg/ankle) still doubtful Monday
    Mo Williams (right ankle/leg) remains doubtful to play on Monday vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Williams was deemed doubtful on Saturday, and nothing has really changed over the last couple of days. Without the veteran available, it will be on Matthew Dellavedova and Jared Cunningham to step up at point guard. As a starter, Delly is averaging 9.5 points, 8.0 assists and a triple on 50 percent shooting. Monday, 9:11 am
  • Update: Dellavedova expected to play Monday
    Updating a previous item, Matthew Dellavedova (left ankle/leg) is expected to play on Monday.

    Advice: It's still not yet clear if Delly will start at point guard with Mo Williams (right ankle/leg) doubtful or if Jared Cunningham will get the nod after practicing with the starters on Monday morning, but it would be surprising if Dellavedova isn't with the starting group if he's feeling well enough to play. At less than 100 percent and staring at a potential timeshare, Delly's DFS ceiling isn't all that high. Monday, 9:05 am
  • Dellavedova has an unspecified ankle injury
    Matthew Dellavedova is "dealing with an ankle injury."

    Advice: It's not clear what type of injury Delly is currently dealing with, but he apparently hurt himself in Saturday's win over Atlanta, and we wonder how Kyle Korver feels about that development. Moving on, iff Dellavedova is forced to sit out, Jared Cunningham would be in line to draw the start at point guard. Unless David Blatt wants Cunningham to play major minutes, the Cavs are going to have to get creative at point guard with Mo Williams (leg) also doubtful to suit up. Monday, 8:22 am
  • Ricky Rubio wants to play more w/ Zach LaVine
    Ricky Rubio said he wants to play more alongside Zach LaVine.

    Advice: "I would like to play more with Zach," Rubio said. "He can help me, and I can help him. But if Coach likes bringing him as a backup point guard, we gotta accept that." With Kevin Martin expected to move into the starting lineup on Monday in place of Tayshaun Prince, perhaps Rubio will get his wish as the Timberwolves experiment with finding ways to get more production on offense. Still, the Wolves need to see what LaVine can do at the point in case the team wants to move Rubio down the road. Monday, 6:43 am
  • Kobe Bryant again hints this is final season
    In a recent SiriusXM interview, Kobe Bryant again hinted that he's likely to retire after the season.

    Advice: "If something changes I'll come back and play next season. If something doesn't change this is it for me." Some pundits will try to use the quote to take shots at the Lakers, but Kobe is simply referring to himself and whether or not his body can handle another tour of duty. With nothing left to prove and the Lakers rebuild needing to move forward, it would be a surprise to see Bryant return for a potential 21st season. Monday, 6:12 am
  • Kobe Bryant's shot missing in loss to Blazers
    Kobe Bryant missed all five of his 3-point attempts and finished 6-of-22 from the field on Sunday, scoring 18 points with four rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Kobe scored a season-low 10 points on Friday despite logging 37 minutes, and he's logged 30+ minutes in six straight games despite Byron Scott's insistence that he'll give Kobe more rest. His jumpers are coming up short but he keeps firing away, and his 33.1 percent shooting is a huge drag in roto and head-to-head leagues. Sunday, 9:14 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 29 points w/ full line
    Eric Bledsoe briefly exited Sunday's game with a leg injury, but he still filled it up with 29 points (7-of-15 FGs, 11-of-12 FTs), seven rebounds, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: EB has at least 20 points and two 3-pointers in eight consecutive games, and he's adding enough rebounds and assists for first-round value in 8-cat leagues. His leg didn't seem to bother him and we're leaving him off the injury report, but it can't hurt to double-check his status prior to Monday's game. Sunday, 6:08 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (leg) returns after brief exit
    Eric Bledsoe exited Sunday's game with an apparent left leg injury, but he has since returned.

    Advice: Bledsoe looked uncomfortable to begin the second half, and he was walking with a different gait after returning, but fortunately it doesn't seem like a serious issue. We should have more details about his injury after the game. Sunday, 4:31 pm
  • Marcus Smart (leg) out at least two weeks
    Marcus Smart will be sidelined for the at least the next "couple weeks" with a "subluxation of the proximal tibfib joint," and Avery Bradley will return to the starting five with Smart out.

    Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens said that Smart could be out even longer than the current two-week timeline, so we can expect to see a ton of Isaiah Thomas and Bradley moving forward. Evan Turner is also going to see a decent bump in minutes sans Smart, and Stevens also suggested that one of the Celtics younger guys is going to start playing more, so R.J. Hunter and Terry Rozier could see their playing time rise to the low-teens. If there's a positive here, it's that Stevens said no surgery will be required for Smart as there is nothing structurally wrong, but this is a tough blow for the Celtics who are currently clinging to the seventh-seed out East. Sunday, 1:34 pm
  • Hairston (quad contusion) questionable Mon
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: After three consecutive games on the shelf, Hairston returned to practice on Sunday and is nearing a return to the court. He was starting at small forward prior to his ankle injury, but he still wasn't producing enough to warrant consideration in fantasy leagues. Leave him on the wire. Sunday, 9:46 am
  • Courtney Lee has better game
    Courtney Lee scored 15 points during a 92-82 loss to the Spurs on Saturday, adding one rebound, two steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He's seen an uptick in playing time in his past two, but that's because Zach Randolph (knee) has been out and the small forwards have shifted to power forward more to open up wing minutes for him. Lee isn't a strong pickup and snapped a seven-game streak of failing to score more than seven points. Saturday, 9:19 pm
  • Jerami Grant sores four points
    Jerian Grant missed all seven shots from the field and made four at the line on Saturday against the Heat, adding six rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He's just better at power forward and he counted on his jumper too much tonight. Grant has a decent upside for multiple-category upside, but his deficiencies on offense will make him a headache. For DFS, it makes sense to use him against worse defenses. Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan scores 22 points off bench
    Isaiah Canaan scored 22 points against the Heat on Saturday with two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was hurt at the end of this game, but it looks to be minor. Canaan has been very inconsistent all season, so he's not really worth a pickup unless you have dead weight on your roster. Saturday, 8:44 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova slows down in a win
    Matthew Dellavedova scored 12 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He was very good once again and continues to exceed expectations. His body of work suggests he won't be this good on Monday, but feel free to give him a look with Mo Williams (ankle) doubtful for that one. Dellavedova only has short-term value in most cases. Saturday, 7:27 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 13 points in start
    Thabo Sefolosha scored 13 points in a start against the Cavs on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks put him out there on LeBron James and he did a fine job. Sefolosha's added playing time probably won't last for long with Kent Bazemore (ankle) likely back in the next couple games. If he's out there on the wire, he should probably stay there. Saturday, 7:07 pm
  • Kent Bazemore is taking it day by day
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) said in an interview during the Hawks broadcast that he is "taking it day by day" to get over his ankle injury.

    Advice: Bazemore was getting in some work prior to Saturday's game vs. the Cavs and looked good, so his return may not be that far off. The Hawks don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Celtics, so he should be considered questionable for that contest. Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha will stay relevant until Bazemore returns. Saturday, 5:30 pm
  • Victor Oladipo benched in fourth quarter
    Victor Oladipo did not play at all in the fourth quarter during a loss to the Kings on Saturday, finishing with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Scott Skiles is at it again. He apparently is not pleased with the effort from his star guard and benched him for a big chunk of the second half for the second game in a row. This should only be a temporary thing because Oladipo is too good, so his owners just have to weather the storm. He's a buy-low option. Saturday, 4:34 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha to start vs. LeBron
    Thabo Sefolosha will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: This one has to be due to LeBron James, so the Hawks will get Sefolosha on him as much as they can. He's still not too involved in the offense, but should get enough minutes to be a viable fantasy option. Saturday, 3:09 pm
  • Kent Bazemore will return soon?
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play on Saturday and said he should return "soon."

    Advice: This doesn't mean much, but Bazemore likely will miss at least a couple more games. It'll likely be Tiago Splitter in the starting lineup, but the value has been going to Justin Holiday, Lamar Patterson and Thabo Sefolosha. Saturday, 2:55 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) gets in some 2-on-2 work
    Tyreke Evans (knee) participated in some 2-on-2 action on Saturday.

    Advice: Evans is targeting a return to the court next week, but it's important to note that his minutes will likely be limited to the 20s in the early going. Still, this is exciting news for a team that has been decimated by injuries, so Evans shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires. Evans' return will dampen the fantasy value for players such as Ish Smith and Eric Gordon. Saturday, 10:53 am
  • Smart (lower left leg) out at least two games
    Marcus Smart (lower left leg injury) will not play against the Nets on Sunday or against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Celtics originally called his injury a bruised left knee, but the severity of his left leg issue is still unknown. It's a little worrying that he isn't even traveling with the team, but we will consider him day-to-day until we get a firm update or timetable. It's possible that Avery Bradley will enter the starting lineup next to Isaiah Thomas, while Evan Turner figures to be more involved in the offense as well. Saturday, 10:10 am
  • Jerian Grant losing almost all momentum
    Jerian Grant played just 13 minutes against the Thunder on Friday with four points, four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's lost all that momentum from earlier this month. Grant hasn't cracked 20 minutes in five of his last six games and the Knicks are 7-6 on the season, so his stash appeal has decreased. If there is anything promising on the wire, feel free to cut Grant. Friday, 10:48 pm
  • Rodney Hood misses all four 3-point attempts
    Rodney Hood struggled a bit with his shot during Friday's loss to the Mavs, going 5-of-14 from the field (0-of-4 from distance) to finish with 13 points, four assists, one rebound, one steal and three turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: Hood got off to a horrible start in this one, making just one shot through the first three quarters, but he salvaged his stat line by scoring eight points during the fourth quarter. Hood is currently putting up mid-round value on the season behind averages of 13.3 points, 3.0 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.2 steals and just 1.7 turnovers per game, and he's shown no signs of slowing down. He's still only owned in 53 percent of Yahoo! Leagues so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 12 points in 30 minutes
    Ricky Rubio scored 12 points with one rebound, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He looked fine and seems to be over his hamstring injury. Rubio is one of the least durable players, so his owners probably shouldn't get too confident about him staying on the court. He still has some nice upside, though. Friday, 8:32 pm
  • T.J. McConnell still hasn't been to FT line
    T.J. McConnell scored five points with seven boards, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He s up to 373 minutes and 85 field goal attempts with zero free throw attempts this season. How the? Anyway, McConnell has been pretty good on the year, making 50.6 percent from the field with averages of 7.2 points, 5.1 boards, 6.5 assists, 1.2 steal, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 treys. He's putting up mid-round value on the year. Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Nik Stauskas scores 15 points, turning around
    Nik Stauskas scored 15 points against the Hornets with two rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 5-o-12 field and is finally snapping out of it. Stauskas is getting the open looks and plenty of them, but he hasn't been able to knock them down. He still hasn't done enough to raise the demand to be added in standard leagues just yet, but certainly give him a look if you need the treys. Friday, 6:41 pm
  • Marcus Smart exits game with left knee injury
    Marcus Smart has been diagnosed with a bruised left knee, and he will not return to Friday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: Smart limped to the locker room under his own power, but head coach Brad Stevens said that Smart will undergo an MRI on his knee, and we'll be awaiting the release of those results. We'll be considering Smart questionable for Sunday's rematch with the Nets, and if he's unable to play, Avery Bradley will likely return to the starting lineup, with Evan Turner seeing an uptick in minutes. Friday, 6:29 pm
  • Gentry confirms one-week realistic for Tyreke
    Alvin Gentry said that Tyreke Evan is "on point" in saying he could return sometime next week.

    Advice: Gentry went on to say that while Evans will be slowly eased back into the rotation, the minutes limit won't be as low as 10-15 minutes, so it sounds like Evans could be in the 20-minute range right out the gates. Now would be the time to stash Evans if he's available on your waiver wire. His return will eventually cut into the production of Eric Gordon. Friday, 4:14 pm
  • Jordan Adams (knee) out for Friday
    Jordan Adams (knee) won't play on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He doesn't have timetable to return and wasn't in the rotation anyway. Adams can be ignored in all leagues, especially with Mario Chalmers in the fold. Friday, 3:46 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha is good to go for Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha will play against the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: He had some tightness in his ankle on Wednesday following the back-to-back set, but he'll be out there. Sefolosha and the Hawks don't have another back-to-back until Tuesday and Wednesday. He should get close to 28-30 minutes on Saturday. Friday, 12:27 pm
  • Mo Williams (right ankle) out for Saturday
    Mo Williams (right ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against the Hawks due to posterior right ankle inflammation.

    Advice: He's also doubtful to play on Monday and the report added he's feeling continued soreness. Williams has taken a lot of time to get over injuries in the past, so inflammation showing up in the MRI suggests he could miss several games. Matthew Dellavedova should put up decent numbers in the next week and is worth a look if you need a point guard in the short term. Friday, 11:27 am
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play Saturday
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be Bazemore's third consecutive game on the shelf and it's a little worrying that they ruled him this early. We know that his ankle injury isn't minor, and timetable hasn't been established for his return. In the meantime, the Hawks will move forward with Justin Holiday, Thabo Sefolosha and Lamar Patterson all contributing on the wings. Friday, 11:04 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) could return in a week
    Tyreke Evans (knee) said that could return in a week.

    Advice: Wow. Moments ago head coach Alvin Gentry said that Evans was getting closer, but this is definitely surprising considering that he wasn't expected to return to action until the middle of December. If Evans is somehow available in your league, stop what you're doing and pick him up. Ish Smith will lose a lot of value with Evans nearing a return, while the Pelicans might be a little more cautious with Jrue Holiday as well. Evans' knee has been responding well in recent workouts and he hasn't had to deal with swelling, but he did admit that he needs to build up a little more strength. Expect the Pelicans to ease him back into the rotation. Friday, 9:32 am
  • Gentry: Tyreke Evans (knee) 'is getting closer'
    Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that Tyreke Evans (knee) "is getting closer."

    Advice: Gentry didn't give too many details, but this is an encouraging report and Evans was able to get some jump shots up at practice on Friday, though he has been shooting for a while now. The last timetable we were given had Evans returning around the middle of December, so his return to the court may not be that far off. Evans should absolutely be stashed everywhere. Friday, 9:18 am
  • P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) out Friday
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) will not play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Hairston might be able to return next week, but he doesn't have any fantasy value despite the fact that he was starting at small forward prior to the injury. Cody Zeller started in place of Hairston on Wednesday with Marvin Williams moving to the three, but Zeller is questionable with an ankle injury which could open the door for Frank Kaminsky. Friday, 8:18 am
  • Jerryd Bayless gets just 25 minutes
    Jerryd Bayless scored nine points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Jabari Parker and O.J. Mayo returning really hurt Bayless tonight. Parker has looked great and is already hitting 30 minutes, so there's a very low upside for Bayless right now. Thursday, 8:40 pm
  • Mo Williams (leg) questionable for Sat
    Mo Wililams (leg) will receive treatment and is questionable to play against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He was ruled out just minutes before the game on Thursday. Williams would be a must-start player, but he's certainly been injury prone in his career. If he's out, Matthew Dellavedova will get a chance to build off his career high in assists from Thursday. Thursday, 8:19 pm
  • Mo Williams will not play on Thursday night
    Mo Williams (leg) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: Matthew Dellavedova will get the start tonight. Williams' right leg injury doesn't sound serious and he should be ready for the weekend. With Mo out, there should be more shots to go around to basically the entire team. Dellavedova should be decent, but his upside isn't too high. Thursday, 4:57 pm
  • Trey Burke scores 10 points
    Trey Burke scored 10 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in just 18 minutes on Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: It took a while, but Burke is starting to trend down. He's failed to top 23 minutes in any of his previous three games now that the Jazz are getting healthy again. Burke is still hanging on to ninth-round value on the year, but the downward trend makes him a possible cut candidate if it's for a hot free agent. Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • Rodney Hood puts up nice line in win
    Rodney Hood put up a nice stat line against the Raptors on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with six boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: With a 20-point game coming on Sunday, it's safe to say Hood's foot soreness is behind him. Hood is putting up seventh-round value on the season and he's also trending up with at least 35 minutes in his last three active games. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Wednesday, 9:18 pm
  • Marcus Smart's offensive struggles continue
    Marcus Smart struggled offensively vs. the Mavericks, hitting 1-of-7 shots without any free throw attempts for two points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Dallas has been steady defensively all season, holding opponents to 99.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting, but this dud has more to do with Smart's shaky jumper. He's 2-of-18 from the field in Boston's past two games and his lone make tonight came from the nail. Fantasy owners have to take the good with the bad -- Smart is returning top-120 value despite shooting just 34.7 percent from the field and 66.7 percent at the line. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Thabo scores just three points
    Thabo Sefolosha said his ankle was very tight following Wednesday's game, finishing with three points, three boards, two assists, two steals and one turnover in 21 minutes.

    Advice: It was the second night of a back-to-back, so the Hawks may be resting him in those instances going forward. It was his worst game on the stat sheet since the opener. Sefolosha was taking an uncharacteristically high amount of shots in his previous three games, but he was back down to being the fifth option in the offense. He's only worth a look in 18-team leagues while Kent Bazemore (ankle) is out. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Ricky Rubio posts 12 rebounds, 12 assists
    Ricky Rubio (hamstring) logged 35 minutes in Wednesday's overtime loss, finishing with eight points on 3-of-11 shooting, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: Owners should expect efficient scoring from Rubio, and otherwise he looked great tonight -- the fact that he played in back-to-back games is very encouraging. Owners should expect him to be rested and ready for Minnesota's final game of the week, Friday vs. Detroit. Wednesday, 7:53 pm
  • Victor Oladipo returns, but benched by Skiles
    Victor Oladipo returned from a concussion on Wednesday, but he was benched to begin the second half and finished with only one point, three rebounds and two assists in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Oladipo was 0-of-6 from the field at halftime and Scott Skiles simply went with guys who were producing. The good news is that Oladipo's low playing time isn't related to his concussion. He has been hovering around top-40 value in 9-cat leagues this season, in part because he's kept his turnovers down to 1.7 per game. Expect him to creep into third-round territory once his shot starts falling. We fully expect him to start vs. the Kings on Saturday. Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • T.J. McConnell scores career-high 16 points
    T.J. McConnell scored a career-high 16 points in a losing effort vs. Indiana, hitting 7-of-9 shots with two 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He continues to lead all rookies in assists at 6.9 per game, and is worth deploying while starting at point guard. Unfortunately, owners must be wary of the eventual return of Kendall Marshall (knee) and Tony Wroten (knee), both of whom could be playing by the first week of December. On a side note, T.J. McConnell has now played 346 minutes without attempting a single free throw this season. Wednesday, 7:01 pm
  • Thabo and Korver are available
    Thabo Sefolosha and Kyle Korver are both available for Wednesday against the Kings.

    Advice: It's the second game of a back-to-back set, but the Hawks seem a lot more comfortable using their veteran wings. Wednesday, 3:24 pm
  • P.J. Hairston (quad) out Wednesday vs. BKN
    P.J. Hairston (quad contusion) will miss Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: This will be Hairston's second consecutive game on the sidelines, and head coach Steve Clifford implied on Tuesday that he could miss several more games, so he might not be back until November 23. With Hairston sidelined on Tuesday, Clifford gave Cody Zeller the start, but as usual Zeller failed to do anything significant during his 18 minutes of action. Frank Kaminsky could see some more minutes with Hairston out, but he too is ineffective at bringing meaningful numbers to the box score. Wednesday, 2:29 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (concussion) will start Wed
    Victor Oladipo (concussion) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, sending Channing Frye to the bench.

    Advice: Oladipo has been medically cleared from the concussion, although head coach Scott Skiles said he will monitor Victor closely during Wednesday's game, so there's a chance he doesn't get his usual minutes. Still, he remains a must-start guy every time he's on the floor, so go ahead and get him active. Wednesday, 2:21 pm
  • Victor Oladipo (concussion) activated vs. MIN
    Victor Oladipo (concussion) has been placed on the active roster for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    Advice: While there's no official word just yet, it's looking very likely that Oladipo will be able to give it a go tonight. If he does play, Channing Frye will head back to the bench and Aaron Gordon will lose some minutes. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 2:16 pm
  • Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play
    Kent Bazemore (ankle) will not play against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: His ankle sprain isn't a minor one and he should miss more games going forward. The Hawks started Tiago Splitter on Tuesday, but he was somewhat useless in 12 minutes. It'll likely be Thabo Sefolsha stepping up. Wednesday, 12:45 pm
  • Oladipo (concussion) on track to play Wed
    Magic head coach Scott Skiles said that he expects Victor Oladipo to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: The Magic have not yet completed their consultation with the NBA's concussion expert, but things are moving in a positive direction regarding Dipo's status. His return to the lineup will send Channing Frye back to the bench, and Aaron Gordon's value will take a bit of a hit. Wednesday, 8:53 am
  • Gerald Green plays 12 minutes in return
    Gerald Green returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, scoring two points with four boards and one assist in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Green was averaging 21.7 minutes per game prior to his suspension, so he is probably going to have to climb out of the doghouse before he will have any fantasy value. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 9:11 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores eight points
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points with seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Tiago Splitter experiment didn't go well, so Sefolsha may be the next man up in the starting lineup. Regardless, he's always had a low usage rate, so his ceiling won't be quite as high. If you're looking for some defensive stats and treys, give Thabo a look in 14-team leagues. Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless has a nice start
    Jerryd Bayless played well in a start for Jabari Parker (foot) on Tuesday, scoring 13 points with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He's done a fine job in almost any role the Bucks have asked him to play. Bayless has some terrific numbers in his last five, averaging 16.6 points, 2.6 boards, 4.8 boards, 1.8 steals and 2.8 treys. He won't be quite this valuable because Michael Carter-Williams and Jabari Parker missed most of that time, but he's worth a look in most leagues while he's playing this well. Tuesday, 6:34 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha questionable for Wednesday
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer said he will see how Thabo Sefolosha does during Tuesday's game against the Nets before deciding on his availability for Wednesday's matchup with the Kings.

    Advice: Sefolosha has not yet played in back-to-back sets, but with Kent Bazemore (ankle) on the sidelines, the Hawks may need to rely on Thabo more than usual. He's more of a steals specialist in deep leagues than a DFS target. Tuesday, 3:45 pm
  • P.J. Hairston (quad) could miss more games
    P.J. Hairston (quad) could miss several more games according to coach Steve Clifford.

    Advice: He has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks with Marvin Williams drawing the start at small forward. Hairston couldn't emerge as a fantasy asset despite starting, so there is no reason for him to be owned in most leagues moving forward. Tuesday, 3:13 pm
  • Gerald Green will be available Tuesday
    Gerald Green will be available to play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Head coach Erik Spoelstra said that he is planning on playing Green, but his owners may want to keep him on their bench until we see what type of role he will have. Green is only on the radar in deeper formats while Dwyane Wade is healthy. Tuesday, 3:01 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless will start Tuesday vs. WAS
    Jerryd Bayless will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Wizards with Jabari Parker (foot sprain) unavailable.

    Advice: The Bucks will roll out a starting lineup of Michael Carter-Williams, Bayless, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greg Monroe for Tuesday's game, and Bayless is someone to consider in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against Washington. Jabari is going to be on the sidelines for at least the next three games, so Bayless could have a prolonged stint in the starting unit. Tuesday, 2:50 pm
  • Spencer Dinwiddie's minutes trending up?
    Spencer Dinwiddie could again see extended minutes during Tuesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Dinwiddie went through Tuesday's shootaround as the backup point guard, and it looks like Stan Van Gundy is ready to give the second-year guard some increased opportunity with how badly Steve Blake has struggled this season. That being said, Dinwiddie is unlikely to exceed the 20-minute mark as a reserve, so there's no reason to give him a second thought in standard fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 1:05 pm
  • P.J. Hairston out Tuesday against Knicks
    P.J. Hairston (right quad contusion) will miss Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Hairston will be replaced in the starting lineup by Marvin Williams at small forward and Cody Zeller will start at power forward on Tuesday. Jeremy Lamb (shoulder) and Jeremy Lin will also see an increase in minutes for as long as Hairston is out. Tuesday, 8:40 am
  • Marcus Smart says Celts focused on defense
    Marcus Smart said the Celtics are focused on making teams feel defeated by playing suffocating defense.

    Advice: The Celtics have been frustrating opponents with their defense this season and Smart said that's exactly the plan. "We can feel [opposing teams are defeated], and that’s what we’re trying to do," Smart told reporters after Monday's win. "Once we get on a roll like that in the defensive end, we lock down. We want teams to feel defeated. We want to keep our foot on the gas pedal and keep going." Smart's defense is ahead of his offense, but he's still worth holding in standard leagues due to his upside. Tuesday, 6:49 am
  • Courtney Lee gets 17 minutes
    Courtney Lee played 17 minutes against the Thunder on Monday with six points, one rebound, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He's seen his playing time take a big dive. Jeff Green is playing well and Mario Chalmers is also taking minutes away from Lee. He can be dropped in most formats. Monday, 9:10 pm
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