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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
  • JaMychal Green scores 13 off bench
    JaMychal Green moved back to the bench on Tuesday, hitting 5-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, six boards and a steal in just 17 minutes.

    Advice: Green is a much more attractive option when starting, but Zach Randolph should be back soon, and Green can safely be ignored in most leagues for now. Especially when coming off the bench. Yesterday, 8:03 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
  • James Michael McAdoo is inactive Tuesday
    James Michael McAdoo will be inactive for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He's averaging 5.0 minutes per game this season, so his absence won't have any fantasy implications. Yesterday, 7:05 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
  • JaMychal Green will come off the bench
    JaMychal Green will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Zach Randolph (knee) is sidelined again, but Matt Barnes will get the nod in the first unit tonight. Green is only on the radar in deeper leagues anyways. Yesterday, 5:09 pm
  • Zach Randolph (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Zach Randolph (knee) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: He is expected to be on the active list, but he won't see the floor unless it's an emergency. Matt Barnes will draw the start and has been playing well recently, while JaMychal Green and Jeff Green will play more as well. Consider Z-Bo day-to-day. Yesterday, 5:01 pm
  • Zach Randolph (knee) will be active Tuesday
    Zach Randolph (knee) will be active for Tuesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Randolph missed the past two games due to knee soreness, but it's still not clear if he will actually start or just be serve as emergency depth off the bench. As always, we'll have another update shortly. JaMychal Green and Jeff Green will benefit if Z-Bo can't play. Yesterday, 4:15 pm
  • Mike Muscala will be backup center sans Tiago
    Mike Muscala will be the backup center for the Hawks on Tuesday with Tiago Splitter (hip) sidelined.

    Advice: Muscala could see around 20 minutes of action tonight, but that's not really enough playing time to matter in most leagues. As long as Al Horford and Paul Millsap are healthy, Muscala will offer zero appeal to those in standard formats. Yesterday, 3:39 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
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (back) making good progress
    Joffrey Lauvergne is making good progress with his back injury, but he will remain sidelined for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Lauvergne has begun running, and he's expected to do more during Wednesday's practice. If he's able to go through change of direction drills and take contact during Wednesday's practice without any setback, he should be back on the court "soon," which will take away some value from Nikola Jokic. For what it's worth, Lauvergne said he was feeling "really good" on Tuesday, so it sounds like there's a decent chance he returns for either Friday's game against the Spurs or Saturday's game vs. the Mavs. Yesterday, 12:10 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
  • Zach Randolph (knee) questionable Tuesday
    Zach Randolph (knee) is questionable to play Tuesday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Randolph has missed Memphis' past two games with general knee soreness, and it's been JaMychal Green starting in his place, although he really hasn't done much with averages of 6.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest. If Randolph is out again on Tuesday, Mike Conley, Jeff Green and Marc Gasol will all have a bit more opportunity on offense, with Gasol offering the most upside. Yesterday, 11:50 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Wed
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has missed the Spurs previous two game with the ankle injury, and while it's been Davis West starting sans Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard has been the true beneficiary with his usage rate climbing to 28.8 with LaMarcus on the sidelines. We'll likely get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if LMA isn't able to give it a go, Kawhi would be worth a look in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Wizards. Yesterday, 11:24 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
  • Cody Zeller returned to action on Monday November 23. Monday, 11:26 pm
  • 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
  • Ersan Ilyasova is a ghost, goes scoreless
    Ersan Ilyasova missed all seven shots from the field against the Bucks on Monday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Ghostface Ilya was more ghost than anything tonight. He continues one of the bumpiest rides of any player this season with alternating good and bad games in his last seven. Here's his scoring output in his last seven with the most recent game first: Zero, 18, six, 20, six, 20 and eight. He's worth holding in standard leagues, but we certainly don't blame you if you don't want to deal with his roller coaster anymore. Monday, 9:53 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
  • Serge Ibaka struggles in win over Jazz
    Serge Ibaka struggled with foul trouble on Monday vs. the Jazz, finishing with 11 points, four boards, four blocks and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a decent line for Ibaka if you forget about his four turnovers. The Jazz are an incredible team on the defensive end with guys like Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors patrolling the paint, so Ibaka should have a much easier time against Thaddeus Young and the Nets on Wednesday. Monday, 9:35 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
  • Cody Zeller scores 12 points
    Cody Zeller scored 12 points in 28 minutes against the Kings on Monday with six rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He played center in overtime over Al Jefferson. There is no word of an injury with Jefferson and maybe coach Steve Clifford just wanted to give Zeller a look with Big Al not looking like himself. Zeller is only a pickup in 16-team leagues. Monday, 9:12 pm
  • Nerlens Noel struggles in loss on Monday
    Nerlens Noel was quiet in Monday's loss to the Wolves, scoring seven points with five boards, one block and two steals in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Noel certainly isn't living up to his offseason hype and it seems like it would take a miracle for him to justify his ADP. He has really struggled alongside Jahlil Okafor and the coaching staff is making an effort to stagger their minutes a little better. Noel's owners are probably pretty disappointed at this point, so it makes sense to buy low. Monday, 9:03 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
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out for Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out after playing through an ankle injury from Friday. With Aldridge out, West should get the start and play minutes in the mid-20s, but his usage rate will be tiny in the first unit. Boris Diaw and Matt Bonner should also help out. Kawhi Leonard could have a big game tonight. Monday, 3:47 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
  • Cody Zeller will play on Monday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) will play on Monday and come off the bench.

    Advice: That means there should be less minutes for a suddenly improving Frank Kaminsky. Zeller is likely looking at minutes close to 20 while Kaminsky is a much riskier play in DFS now. Monday, 2:32 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
  • LaMarcus Aldridge remains questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle sprain) is still considered questionable for Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "He looked OK," teammate Danny Green said. The only real update we have to go off of is that Aldridge was practicing free throws when practice opened to the media, and there is nothing to take away from that. Considering the Suns were the other team seriously in the running for LMA's services before he signed in San Antonio, Aldridge should have plenty of motivation to try and take the floor. If he's held out, veteran David West would likely draw another start, but Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw would all help fill the void off the bench. Monday, 9:39 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
  • Serge Ibaka gets some traction offensively
    Serge Ibaka got going offensively on Sunday with 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He was just 6-of-24 in his previous two games and his scoring was a welcome sight for OKC's offense, especially with Kevin Durant (hamstring) still unavailable. The bad news is that Ibaka has zero steals and one block in his past two games, but he should have better luck vs. Utah on Monday. Sunday, 6:47 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
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (mild left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: If Aldridge is again unable to go on Monday, it'll likely be David West drawing the start with Boris Diaw having some increased opportunity for playing time. Kawhi Leonard logged 40 minutes on Saturday with LaMarcus unavailable, so he could again see heavy minutes on Monday, and he'd be worth considering in DFS with an uptempo matchup against Phoenix. Sunday, 2:41 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
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) questionable for Monday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Zeller was able to go through practice on Sunday, so it's possible that he will be a game-time decision. Frank Kaminsky has been playing well for the Hornets off the bench, and he could see some nice playing time if Zeller sits again. To be clear, Zeller is only worth owning in very deep leagues. Sunday, 9:46 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
  • Pop: LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated on Saturday that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day.

    Advice: Aldridge didn't suit up against the Grizzlies on Saturday after playing through his ankle sprain on Friday vs. the Pelicans, and he admitted that he was having trouble moving around in that game. "I tried to play through it, but I was a bit of a liability on the defensive side," Aldridge said. "I couldn’t move laterally." The Spurs play the Suns on Monday, so Aldridge should be considered questionable for that contest. If he can't go, David West could potentially draw another start. Sunday, 8:10 am
  • JaMychal Green scores eight in start
    JaMychal Green scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Spurs on Saturday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Grizzlies and Spurs both went kind of small, so Green didn't get too much action. Zach Randolph (knee) has a decent chance to play on Tuesday, so Green isn't a great add. Saturday, 9:16 pm
  • 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
  • Nerlens Noel has a bad game in start
    Nerlens Noel moved back into the starting lineup on Saturday against the Heat with 10 points, eight boards, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: He just hasn't been good in the starting lineup. Noel is down to just 20.9 percent on shots from beyond three feet and it has to do with Jahlil Okafor. Before tonight, Noel had a 41.5 true shooting percentage (TS%) next to Okafor, but he's better off not next to him at a 48.5 TS%. He should adapt and improve on his 15th-round value on the season. Saturday, 8:31 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 18 points
    Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points against the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It's been a roller coaster for Ilyasova all season. Here is his scoring output for his last six with tonight starting it off: 18, six, 20, six, 20, and 8. Ghostface Ilya will be a wildflower, but his fantasy owners can just hang in there. Saturday, 8:03 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
  • Mike Muscala gets 19 minutes
    Mike Muscala played 19 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday with seven points, two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He has a chance for more playing time with Tiago Splitter (hip) missing time. Muscala obviously won't be getting more than around 22 minutes, so he's more of a deep-league add. He also had a limp after the game, too. Saturday, 7:05 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
  • Update: Noel starting, Covington off bench
    Nerlens Noel started Saturday's game against the Heat in place of Robert Covington.

    Advice: Noel was expected to come off the bench, but head coach Brett Brown will go back to a frontcourt featuring Noel next to Jahlil Okafor. We'll let you know how he does after the game. Saturday, 5:17 pm
  • Nerlens Noel coming off the bench again Sat
    Nerlens Noel will come off the bench again for Saturday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: The 76ers are trying to separate Noel's minutes from Jahlil Okafor's a little more because their chemistry hasn't been great and it obviously hurts the 76ers' floor spacing, so this isn't a huge surprise. Noel played well off the bench on Friday with 16 points with nine rebounds in 27 minutes, so his owners shouldn't be concerned. Saturday, 4:47 pm
  • Zach Randolph (knee) will not play Saturday
    Zach Randolph (knee) will not play on Saturday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He was going to be a game-time decision, but Randolph admitted that he was "too sore." The Grizzlies are off until Tuesday against the Mavericks, so we'll consider him questionable for that contest. JaMychal Green should start in Randolph's absence, while Jeff Green's fantasy value gets a nice bump. On a side note, Randolph will be uniform, but he will only be used in an emergency. Saturday, 4:27 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
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out vs. Memphis
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He played through his ankle sprain from Friday and it is going to cost him tonight. Aldridge shouldn't be out for too long and should be considered questionable to face the Suns on Monday. As for tonight, David West has only played 8.6 percent of his minutes next to LMA and Diaw at 41.7 percent next to LMA. On the downside, West does only have a 13.4 usage rate next to Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan, and Matt Bonner could be in the mix for minutes too. In other words, DFS owners shouldn't be too aggressive in capitalizing here outside of using Kawhi Leonard. Saturday, 3:47 pm
  • Zach Randolph (knee) is questionable vs. SA
    Zach Randolph (knee soreness) is questionable to play against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: He is likely looking at another game-time decision tonight. The Grizzlies are not usually good at reporting in a timely fashion, so we probably won't get word on Z-Bo's status until just before tip. If he's out, Jeff Green would have a bump in value with JaMychal Green likely getting a start again. Saturday, 2:51 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
  • Joffrey Lauvergne out for Sunday night
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) will not play against the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He is getting closer to a return and even tweeted that he should return at some point this week. With Lauvergne out, Nikola Jokic should get another chance to redeem himself for turning in one of the worst defensive performances of Friday night. The good news is the Nuggets should cut the rookie some slack since his mistakes are easy to correct. Saturday, 12:20 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
  • Serge Ibaka scores eight points
    Serge Ibaka scored eight points on 4-of-13 from the field against the Knicks on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: He had 13 blocks in his last three games, but he didn't have any tonight because the Knicks didn't attack him at the rim and he was outside of the paint a lot. Ibaka is also coming off a 2-of-11 from the field on Wednesday, so he's in a mini slump. He'll bounce back soon and Kevin Durant's return will help. Friday, 10:17 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
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores six points
    Ersan Ilyasova played just 19 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with six points, one rebound, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Even though this line isn't too bad, it seems like Ghostface Ilya's minutes are tied directly to how well Stanley Johnson plays. Johnson had a good game tonight, so Ilyasova saw his playing time take a dive. He's been very inconsistent in the past five seasons, but he's still worth owning unless there's a hot free agent out there. Friday, 8:41 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Sat
    LaMarcus Aldridge said that his left ankle is tender, and he will have to see how it feels tomorrow before determining his status for Saturday's matchup with the Grizzlies.

    Advice: LaMarcus briefly left Friday's game against the Pelicans after twisting his left ankle, but he played through the injury, finishing the game with 20 points, 11 boards, two assists and a block through 32 minutes. While the injury doesn't seem very serious, the Spurs have a ton of depth at power forward and tend to be cautious with their stars and injuries, so it wouldn't be shocking to see LaMarcus sit out Saturday's game. If he is out, David West would have an opportunity to start with Boris Diaw seeing a nice uptick in minutes. Check back for another update on LaMarcus following Saturday morning's shootaround. Friday, 8:11 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
  • Nerlens Noel looks better off the bench
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench on Friday against the Hornets, making 7-of-9 from the field for 16 points with nine rebounds and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Before tonight, Noel played next to Jahlil Okafor for 21.0 minutes per game, but that number dropped to just 11.3 in this one. As you might expect, he made all seven attempts at the rim and missed both from beyond three feet, which has been a problem all season. If he stays on the bench, it's not a bad thing. Friday, 6:48 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) returns to game
    LaMarcus Aldridge has returned to the game.

    Advice: He may have some swelling, but this is obviously a great sign. We'll let you know how he fares and look for some post-game comments. Friday, 5:51 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) returns to game
    LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle) has returned to Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Aldridge briefly left the game after twisting his ankle, but the fact that he's playing through it would indicate that he should be fine moving forward. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Friday, 5:50 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
  • LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable to return
    LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a left ankle injury and is questionable to return.

    Advice: Aldridge's left leg got twisted as he was getting ready to go after a board and he tweaked his ankle. Aldridge is a little bit on the fragile side, so hopefully he's OK. If he's out, Davis West and Boris Diaw should benefit most. We'll have an update shortly. Friday, 5:20 pm
  • JaMychal Green will start on Friday
    JaMychal Green will start on Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He should get close to 20 minutes tonight while we should see a lot of Jeff Green at the four. Jeff is probably the guy you want in DFS tonight while JaMychal is a bigger gamble. Friday, 4:52 pm
  • Zach Randolph (knee) out Friday vs. Houston
    Zach Randolph (sore knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Rockets, and JaMychal Green will start in his place.

    Advice: We'll be considering Randolph questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Spurs, but given that it's just a sore knee, there's a decent chance he'll be able to give it a go tomorrow. Green is a bit of a gamble in DFS, but there's a chance he can double-double tonight with a favorable matchup against the Rockets so he's worth a punt. Jeff Green should also get some more run at the four tonight. Friday, 4:49 pm
  • Lauvergne (back) says he expects to play Sun
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) tweeted out that he anticipates being able to return sometime this week.

    Advice: Lauvergne added that he has cleared all his medical exams, and there is nothing seriously wrong with his back. Lauvergne has already been ruled out for Friday's game, so his next opportunity to play will come Sunday vs. the Warriors. Players tend to be overly optimistic when discussing their timelines, so we'll consider Lauvergne questionable for that one. Friday, 4:20 pm
  • Covington starts at PF, Noel to bench
    Robert Covington will start at power forward and Nerlens Noel will move to the bench.

    Advice: As mentioned about an hour ago, Noel was been a complete disaster at power forward because he's useless as a scorer from beyond three feet. Now, coach Brett Brown can stagger his minutes with Jahlil Okafor. This is a good thing for Noel. Friday, 4:00 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
  • Zach Randolph (knee) is a game-time call
    Zach Randolph (knee) is a game-time decision to play against the Rockets.

    Advice: This is a lingering injury for Z-Bo, so it's tough to tell if he can play. The Grizzlies really keep game-time calls under wraps, so we probably won't have an official word until right before tip. With Brandan Wright (knee) out, we'll likely see JaMychal Green in the starting lineup if Z-Bo can't play. Jeff Green should also play a lot of power forward with the Rockets going small a lot, which makes Green more appealing. For what it's worth, Jeff has played 25 percent of his minuets at PF. Friday, 3:29 pm
  • Nerlens Noel could play the five?
    Coach Brett Brown said he's considering moving Nerlens Noel to the five and Jahlil Okafor to the four.

    Advice: It makes sense to a degree, but it probably won't help Okafor. Noel has a putrid 42.8 true shooting percentage on the year, which is dead last among all forwards and centers with at least 10 starts this season. He is shooting just 21.3 percent outside of three feet, so this change would be good for him. Friday, 2:41 pm
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) out, Lin starting at SG
    Cody Zeller (ankle) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The Hornets will go small against the 76ers and put Jeremy Lin at shooting guard. Zeller had a minor ankle tweak on Wednesday and played just 14 minutes. Frank Kaminsky had a decent game on Wednesday with 11 points and could get minutes in the 20s again. He's obviously a very risky play. Friday, 2:25 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
  • Nerlens Noel (knee, wrist) will play Friday
    Nerlens Noel (knee, wrist) will play vs. the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: 76ers head coach Brett Brown recently revealed that Noel has been dealing with "some knee problems with some tendinitis," but it's a good sign if they are going to let him play through it. The 76ers will be cautious with him if the issue lingers, so keep a close eye on the injury report moving forward. Friday, 8:22 am
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Zeller was pretty bad in a start against the Nets on Wednesday as he went scoreless in 14 minutes of action, but to be fair he has been dealing with an ankle strain for a while now. Marvin Williams will be forced to play heavy minutes if Zeller can't go, while Frank Kaminsky should see more playing time as well. Friday, 8:14 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
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (back) out Friday vs. PHX
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Friday will mark Lauvergne's tenth consecutive game on the sidelines, and he remains without a clear timetable to return. Joffrey doesn't offer very much upside at all, so he can be cut in just about all leagues. Nikola Jokic earned a season-high 32 minutes during Wednesday's game and busted loose for 23 points and 12 rebounds, so he's worth a speculative add in standard leagues. J.J. Hickson will also benefit sans Joffrey. Thursday, 1:06 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
  • Cody Zeller starts, goes scoreless Wednesday
    Cody Zeller got another start on Wednesday but went scoreless with five rebounds, one block and no other stats in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He struggled to defend Thaddeus Young, resulting in some quick foul trouble, and quickly ceded his minutes to Frank Kaminsky and Spencer Hawes. There's no reason to own Zeller outside of the deepest leagues, even though P.J. Hairston (ankle) reportedly isn't close to returning. Wednesday, 7:06 pm
  • Nerlens Noel has knee 'problems', tendinitis
    Nerlens Noel has been dealing with "some knee problems with some tendinitis," according to Sixers coach Brett Brown.

    Advice: We'll consider Noel questionable for Friday's game in Charlotte, and a few days of rest might do him good. He started on Wednesday but had only two points, three rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 24 minutes. He's made just 39.8 percent of his shots and even air-balled a jumper tonight, showing zero offensive chemistry with the starting unit. We should have an update on Noel's health after Thursday's shootaround. Wednesday, 6:57 pm
  • Nerlens Noel moved back to starting lineup
    Nerlens Noel moved back into the starting lineup against the Pacers.

    Advice: The Pacers went big to surprise the 76ers an hour ago, so the 76ers changed from their plan of starting Robert Covington. We'll see if the 76ers try to stagger Noel's minutes with Jahlil Okafor. Wednesday, 4:10 pm
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (back) out Wednesday vs. SA
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) will remain sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: He might be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix, but there's not enough value here to warrant a stash in most leagues. J.J. Hickson and Nikola Jokic will continue to split his minutes. Wednesday, 3:32 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
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 20 points
    Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ghostface Ilya has either had the stroke of death or has been hot like one of Apollo's kids. He's scored 20 points in two of his last three with a six-point stinker in between. The good news is that he's played 29 minutes in each of those three, so he appears to be safe right now. He's worth a look in all leagues as long as you're OK with the inconsistency. Tuesday, 9:29 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
  • Zeller doesn't do much in start
    Cody Zeller played 18 minutes in the starting lineup on Tuesday with six points, five boards, one assist and one block.

    Advice: He only played six minutes in the first half, but played a little more with Marvin Williams being ejected for a flagrant two. Zeller may continue to start while P.J. Hairston (quad) is out, but he has very little fantasy value. Tuesday, 7:28 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
  • Joffrey Lauvergne (back) doubtful Wednesday
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) is doubtful to play in Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: There's a chance Lauvergne makes it back to the court for Friday's matchup with the Suns, but it sounds like there's very little chance he plays on Wednesday. J.J. Hickson and Nikola Jokic will help pickup the slack with Lauvergne sidelined, but until Joffrey is actually back on the court, he belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues. Tuesday, 11:34 am
  • 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
  • Cody Zeller will start at PF vs Knicks Tues
    Cody Zeller will start against the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Advice: With P.J. Hairston out, Zeller will start alongside Marvin Williams on Tuesday. While Zeller is worth a look as a punt option in daily leagues, he's not producing enough to warrant a spot on standard league fantasy rosters. Tuesday, 8:36 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
  • Serge Ibaka scores 18 points vs. Memphis
    Serge Ibaka scored 18 points with nine rebounds, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He's rolling right now. Ibaka has 13 blocks in his last three games, and he's now 7-of-13 from deep on the season. Ibaka actually puts up better numbers with Kevin Durant (hamstring), so KD's return shouldn't affect Ibaka negatively. Monday, 8:53 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
  • Joffrey Lauvergne already ruled out Tuesday
    Joffrey Lauvergne (back) has already been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. New Orleans.

    Advice: The big man was tentatively targeting a return vs. the Pelicans, so this has to be viewed as discouraging news. The back has been a problem since the preseason, and we haven't seen him on the floor in two weeks. There is no reason to stash him in 12-team formats at this point. Nikola Jokic and J.J. Hickson will put in extra work until Jusuf Nurkic (knee surgery) returns. Monday, 10:59 am
  • 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
  • Cody Zeller (ankle) returns to action Sunday
    Cody Zeller (ankle) returned to action on Sunday with one point, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

    Advice: He shot 0-of-4 from the field in 21 minutes, but his return was welcome news for the Hornets' bench, which ranks sixth in the league with 41.3 points per game. Zeller's game isn't very fantasy-friendly and he's worth a roster spot outside of very deep leagues. Nov 15, 4:50 pm
  • Zach Randolph scores 14 pts with eight boards
    Zach Randolph scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting during Sunday's win over the Wolves, adding eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover through 28 minutes.

    Advice: The block was Randolph's first block of the season, and it only took him 315 minutes to get there. Obviously shot blocking is not Randolph's forte, as he's more of a two-cat producer (points and rebounds), and that really limits his upside. He should again be a double-double guy this season, but it's worth pointing out that his scoring (14.8), rebounding (8.6), and minutes (30.8) are all down from last year's averages, and he may not be able to replicate his 2014-15 numbers as he enters his 15th NBA season. Nov 15, 3:43 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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