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  • Russell Westbrook turns it over 11 times
    Russell Westbrook turned the ball over 11 times during win over the Pistons on Friday, adding 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He matched Emmanuel Mudiay for the season high for turnovers in a game this year. Even with Kevin Durant back for much of this season, he's still leading the NBA In turnovers per game at 5.2 per contest. Westbrook also fouled out for the first time this season and just the eighth time in a regular season game during his career. He's still putting up top-five value on the season. 30 minutes ago
  • Jameer Nelson scores 12 points in 22 minutes
    Jameer Nelson was one of three Denver players to hit double figures in the scoring department during Friday's loss to the Spurs, scoring 12 points to go with two assists, two 3-pointers, one rebound and a turnover in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Nelson had scored in the single digits in his previous four outings, and his averages of 7.2 points, 4.3 assists and 0.9 three-pointers per game tell the story of his non-existent fantasy value. Randy Foye earned 22 minutes but only managed to put up six points, three assists, one rebound, two steals and two turnovers. While Mike Miller logged a season-high 20 minutes but only managed to produce three points, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and three turnovers. None of these guys are worth owning in most leagues. 46 minutes ago
  • Reggie Jackson scores 15 points
    Reggie Jackson scored 15 points against the Thunder during a 103-87 loss on Friday, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: No revenge game here. After the game, Kevin Durant said Andre Drummond is Detroit's best player -- that's true -- but he called Kentavious Caldwell-Pope the second-best player on the team. Shots fired. Jackson has played well and is holding mid-round value. 52 minutes ago
  • Pat Beverley gets 32 minutes in start
    Patrick Beverley played 32 minutes in his first start of the season on Friday, scoring five points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This is a typical Pat-Bev line, but his owners will definitely take it. If he's going to get minutes close to 30, he should have enough value in standard leagues. Of course, he's been injury prone, so he's not a must-grab player or anything. Today, 10:41 pm
  • Jason Terry logs almost no time
    Jason Terry played less than one minute on Friday with one turnover.

    Advice: He can be dropped in almost all leagues. Terry won't have much value unless Ty Lawson gets bumped from the rotation or Pat Beverley gets hurt again. Today, 10:37 pm
  • Ty Lawson gets 16 minutes
    Ty Lawson played 16 minutes on Friday with four points, three assists, one steal and three turnovers against the 76ers.

    Advice: Hey, at least it was more than three minutes, but Lawson still hasn't looked like himself. This game isn't enough to pick him back up in most leagues. Today, 10:35 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay hits 3-of-14 shots in loss
    Emmanuel Mudiay went just 3-of-14 from the field during Friday's loss to the Spurs, adding just three assists, three boards and two turnovers in his 29 minutes of playing time.

    Advice: Well, at least he only turned it over twice. Mudiay is a talented young player, but he's just doing more harm than good in standard 9-cat leagues (ranked 295 overall). Even in the 8-cat format, he's a marginal asset at best with eleventh-round value, but the 33.0 percent shooting on 13.9 attempts per contest isn't something that's easy to ignore. His game is better suited for points leagues, but in formats where percentages/turnovers are a factor, we'd recommend moving on at this point. Today, 10:17 pm
  • T.J. McConnell moves to the bench
    T.J. McConnell came off the bench on Friday with six points, five boards, six assists, two steals and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was running the offense as the 76ers made a terrific charge in the fourth quarter. McConnell looks like he should still be getting minutes in the mid 20s, so he should have some value for the next couple weeks. That said, moving to the bench doesn't bode well once Tony Wroten (knee) returns. Today, 10:10 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan scores 23 points in loss
    Isaiah Canaan scored 23 points against the Rockets on Friday with two rebounds, two assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He started at point guard and was terrific as a shooter on just 17 attempts from the field. Canaan wasn't even a lock to make the roster about a month ago, but he's turned it around in his last four. He could fall off at a moment's notice, but he's worth a look in standard leagues if you need some treys. Today, 10:00 pm
  • George Hill grabs 10 rebounds
    George Hill matched his career-high 10 boards against the Bulls on Friday with six points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: It wasn't the best offensive game from Hill and he hasn't been the same since his return from an illness. Hill isn't going to have many nights when he blows you away, but he's still posting sixth-round value on the year and should remain in that neighborhood. Today, 9:41 pm
  • Derrick Rose not happy wit his play
    Derrick Rose made 4-of-16 from the field for 10 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He wasn't happy after the game. "I felt like I played like [expletive] tonight," Rose said. He's just struggling night after night and hasn't held enough per-game value to hold in most cases. If there is anything promising on the wire, cutting him is an option. He's worth holding in points leagues. Today, 9:14 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 21 points
    Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points during a 111-78 win over the Wizards on Friday, adding four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Pizza Guy only hit 9-of-21 from the field and he's still just hanging round 42.5 percent from the field this season. Still, Thomas has made 85.7 percent from the line and is making 2.4 treys per game, so he's somewhat efficient overall. He's putting up early-round value. Today, 8:29 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 16 points vs. Wizards
    Avery Bradley scored 16 points against the Wizards on Friday with two rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He just keeps lighting it up from deep with multiple makes in five of his last six games. Plus, Bradley actually added multiple steals in five of his last six. He's putting up early-round value since he showed he was healthy, but he'll likely be in the 50-75 range going forward. Today, 8:26 pm
  • Gary Neal scores just five points
    Gary Neal scored five points in 18 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with two rebounds and one turnover.

    Advice: He had a terrific two-game run, but falling off seemed inevitable. Neal could have some value if John Wall or Bradley Beal need to miss time, though. Today, 8:07 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova returns
    Matthew Dellavedova (calf) returned to action on Friday with seven points, one rebound, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He played more minutes than expected and Mo Williams may not be 100 percent yet. Dellavedova has really improved this year, but his fantasy value will be capped while LeBron James and Mo Williams are healthy. He's more of a 14- or 16-team guy to own. Today, 7:41 pm
  • Kemba Walker blocks two shots
    Kemba Walker blocked two shots during a 95-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 18 points with four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Where is all this defense coming from? In his last three games, he's blocked seven shots, adding averages of 24.3 points, 4.0 boards, 4.7, 1.7 steals and 1.7 treys on 53.6 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line. Walker is playing some of his best ball of his life right now and is on pace for a career year. Today, 7:25 pm
  • Victor Oladipo thriving off bench, scores 17
    Victor Oladipo looked comfortable off the bench on Friday against the Bucks with 17 points, six rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He's the latest case of why it doesn't matter if a player starts or comes off the bench. Oladipo scored 24 points in his first game off the bench on Wednesday and he's looked great as a combo guard in the second unit. He's a stat-stuffer with big upside, so his owners should have confidence in his going forward in any role. Today, 6:48 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless gets minutes again
    Jerryd Bayless played 32 minutes against Magic on Friday during a 114-90 loss with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The more Michael Carter-Williams struggles, the better off it'll be for Bayless. He played 36 minutes on Wednesday and clearly the team has some concerns about him. Bayless probably won't be playing this much, but he's worth a look if you want to bet against MCW -- that's not a bad bet at all. Keep in mind his increased production has a lot to do with the Bucks being blown out so frequently these days. Today, 6:37 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams still in horrid slump
    Michael Carter-Williams made 1-of-3 from the field for three points with four rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 24 minutes during a blowout 114-90 loss to the Magic on Friday

    Advice: He is coming off an 0-of-7 from the field on Wednesday and is just killing his fantasy owners right now. Carter-Williams is under 26 minutes per game in his last six and he has a plus/minus of minus-61 in that span. He's not going to be this bad, so he's a buy-low player to a degree. That said, you shouldn't be giving up anything you're going to miss in a standard league. He is a better buy-low target in points leagues, though. Today, 6:33 pm
  • Ricky Rubio (ankle) out Friday vs. Sacramento
    Ricky Rubio (ankle) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: While Rubio wanted to play tonight, the Wolves are holding him out as a precaution and Zach LaVine will be inserted into the starting lineup in his place. LaVine will get a favorable matchup against the Kings, so go ahead and get him active. The Wolves play again on Sunday vs. the Clippers and we'll be considering Rubio questionable for that one. This is a reminder that owners should be looking to sell high on Rubio once he strings together a few good games. Today, 6:32 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Friday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Clippers, but Alvin Gentry said that there's a chance he suits up for Saturday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Pelicans are currently on a back-to-back set, so it's not shocking to see Evans sit out the first game. He's getting very close to a return, and needs to be owned in all leagues at this point. Eric Gordon, Dante Cunningham, Alonzo Gee and Ish Smith will continue to benefit with Evans on the sidelines. Today, 6:10 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Derrick Rose goes through full practice Thurs
    Derrick Rose (ankle) practiced in full on Thursday.

    Advice: This is good news for Rose's availability for Friday's game against the Pacers after returning from a two-game absence on Tuesday. While Rose hasn't had a great start to his 2015-16 season, he should be in all fantasy lineups as long as he's healthy and on the court. Yesterday, 9:58 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
  • Ty Lawson won't speak to coach about minutes
    Ty Lawson said he won't speak to Rockets interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff about his decreased playing time.

    Advice: Lawson played just under three minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies, but said he would accept his role in (or out) of the Rockets rotation. "Man, I'm just down for whatever [it takes] for the team to win," Lawson said. "Whatever the coach thinks, whatever my role needs to be or anything like that, I'm down to do." While Lawson has potential, he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues due to his new diminished playing time. Yesterday, 6:54 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
  • Russell Westbrook posts 27 & 13 vs. Brooklyn
    Russell Westbrook lit up the Nets for 27 points, six rebounds, 13 assists and five steals on Wednesday, helping the Thunder improve their home record to 7-3.

    Advice: Westbrook's usage rate was 'only' 29.5 tonight but Kevin Durant's presence makes everything easier for him -- he made 10-of-16 field goals and 7-of-8 free throws while limiting himself to three turnovers. Amazing as it is, OKC's dynamic duo are both currently in the top-three for per-game fantasy value. Wednesday, 10:00 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
  • Jason Terry gets 29 minutes
    Jason Terry scored 13 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: His minutes will be trending down, but apparently he's ahead of Ty Lawson in the rotation. At best, Terry is probably only looking at minutes in the high teens once Patrick Beverley is back to 100 percent. Wednesday, 9:26 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays three minutes, takes 0 shots
    Ty Lawson played three minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday and had no stats.

    Advice: No shots, no turnovers, no fouls and no assists. Lawson is basically out of the rotation right now and can be dropped in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:22 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
  • 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
  • Michael Carter-Williams misses all 7 FGAs
    Michael Carter-Williams missed all seven shots from the field against the Kings on Wednesday, scoring four points at the line with no rebounds, three assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Yikes. Carter-Williams is such a liability on offense and he's really seen his minutes, usage rate and overall production come down. He's not in jeopardy of losing his starting job yet, but coach Jason Kidd benched MCW in the final five minutes. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Reggie Jackson recovers w/ 18 points, four 3s
    Reggie Jackson bounced back from Monday's dud to finish a win vs. the Heat with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: The win snapped a two-game skid for the Pistons, whose 8-7 record has them fourth in the Central division. Stan Van Gundy admitted on Tuesday that he's "really disappointed and worried about where [the Pistons] are right now," so this has to feel good heading into the holiday. Wednesday, 7:55 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
  • Avery Bradley cools off vs. Sixers, scores 10
    Avery Bradley cooled off on Wednesday with 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with one rebound, one assist, two steals and one turnover in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley had been on fire since returning from a calf injury in mid-November, averaging 22.7 points over his past six games. He didn't attempt any free throws tonight and the fact that he cooled off against the Sixers is surprising, but it won't affect him moving forward. He'll return to action vs. Bradley Beal and the Wizards on Friday. Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas leads BOS w/ season-high 30 pts
    Isaiah Thomas finished Wednesday's win vs. the Sixers with a season-high 30 points (11-of-21 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), four 3-pointers, four rebounds, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: "I probably wouldn't have had Thanksgiving if we lost," Thomas said after the game. Boston's leading scorer was one of the only players to have it going vs. Philly's defense, as the team finished a cumulative 34.1 percent from the field with 18 assists and 16 turnovers. Thomas will continue to carry a heavy burden, especially with Marcus Smart (leg) on the shelf, and if you ignore his turnovers he's been a top-30 fantasy play this year. Wednesday, 7:28 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
  • Gary Neal scores 18 points in futile effort
    Gary Neal stayed hot vs. the Hornets on Wednesday, scoring 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: He played 28 minutes and hardly missed a beat after dropping 23 points vs. the Pacers on Tuesday. Unfortunately, Neal has yet to play 30 minutes in a game this season and he's not worth your attention in standard leagues while Bradley Beal (17 points in 38 minutes) is healthy. Wednesday, 6:40 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
  • Jason Terry confirmed as starter
    Jason Terry will start against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He might have a short leash tonight with Pat Beverley (ankle) returning. Fantasy owners might want to stash Beverley, but all three point guards should be benched. Wednesday, 5:03 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
  • 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
  • Mudiay apologizes for argument with Malone
    Emmanuel Mudiay apologized for his verbal argument with coach Mike Malone.

    Advice: Malone benched Mudiay with two minutes left in the fourth quarter on Tuesday and Mudiay expressed his displeasure, but he was sorry about it. "It probably was my fault, I could have been doing a lot more. So I kind of put the blame on myself," Mudiay said after the game. Mudiay is ranked 260th in nine-cat leagues for fantasy and he's also ranked 408th of 409 players for real plus-minus in reality. He's having a horrible season and isn't a must-own player in standard leagues. Wednesday, 12:21 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ty Lawson embracing bench role with Houston
    Ty Lawson said that coming off the bench in Houston can be a positive as it will give him more opportunity to have the ball in his hands, and play his game.

    Advice: "If I come off the bench, I can have the ball in my hands more and have more opportunity to get in the paint, play my game," said Lawson. "It's good for the team, good for me. Hopefully, this is a transition to getting back to myself, be more aggressive." Lawson hasn't benefited at all statistically with the demotion to the second-unit, averaging a meager 3.3 points and 2.3 assists on 20.0 percent shooting through 17.8 minutes per game. What's troubling is his value could head even further south when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns to the floor, so he's by no means a must-own player at this juncture. Wednesday, 7:58 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
  • Derrick Rose returns from ankle injury
    Derrick Rose returned from a two-game absence to hit 7-of-20 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, four rebounds and six assists in Tuesday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Rose missed a couple games with a sprained ankle, and while he didn't set the world on fire tonight, he played fairly well. Hopefully he can stay healthy and get hot between now and Christmas. Pau Gasol added 12 points, 14 rebounds and a block in the win, but hit just 5-of-15 shots. Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores seven points in loss
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored seven points with four assists, three boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Mudiay shot just 3-of-8 from the field and turned the ball over three more times, and his inefficient play continues to make him a terrible option in 9-cat leagues. He also got into a heated argument with head coach Michael Malone during the loss, but he downplayed the whole situation after the game and made it clear that he would apologize to his coach. He will continue to get solid minutes down the stretch and his usage rate will be solid, so owners in points leagues can continue to roll him out there. Tuesday, 9:43 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas makes 3-of-11 vs. Hawks
    Isaiah Thomas hit just 3-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, two assists, three steals and five turnovers in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Thomas has hit double digits in scoring in every game this season and tonight's 14 points matched his season low, which tells you just how good he has been playing. He just had an off night. Tuesday, 8:12 pm
  • Avery Bradley drops 25 in loss to Hawks
    Avery Bradley hit 10-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for 25 points, two assists, three steals and a block against the Hawks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bradley had 27 points and seven triples on Sunday, and is averaging 22.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over his last five games. He's become the only other reliable Celtic in addition to teammate Isaiah Thomas, who struggled in tonight's loss. Tuesday, 8:09 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
  • Gary Neal scores 23 off Wizards bench
    Gary Neal scored a season-high 23 points in 29 minutes off the Wizards' bench on Tuesday, finishing with three rebounds, a steal and five 3-pointers on 8-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: This came out of nowhere and John Wall and Bradley Beal are healthy, meaning this was a fluke. Leave him on waivers for now. Neal's strong play limited Ramon Sessions to just 10 points, a 3-pointer and two steals on 4-of-5 shooting in 17 minutes. The two guards are going to split minutes off the bench for Washington, making both of them very hard to trust in fantasy. Tuesday, 6:50 pm
  • George Hill scores 14 despite illness
    George Hill played through an illness on Tuesday and hit 5-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal in a win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Hill was iffy coming in, but looked pretty good tonight. He was overshadowed by C.J. Miles and Paul George, but still played well enough to help your team if you had him active. Tuesday, 6:42 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
  • George Hill (illness) will start on Tuesday
    George Hill (illness) will start Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Joining him will be Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles, Paul George and Ian Mahinmi. Hill is going to get a tough matchup against John Wall of the Wizards in his first game back following a three-game absence, but Hill is a must-start option every time he's on the court. Go ahead and get him active. Tuesday, 3:22 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
  • 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
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) will start on Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain) will start Tuesday vs. Portland, sending Kirk Hinrich back to the bench.

    Advice: Rose said that there will be no restriction on his minutes tonight, so owners can go ahead and roll him out there. Kirk Hinrich won't be worth using in any format with Rose active, and Jimmy Butler's value and usage rate will take a slight hit. Tuesday, 11:06 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
  • Michael Carter-Williams finally has nice game
    Michael Carter-Williams made 6-of-10 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one block in 26 minutes against the Pistons on Monday.

    Advice: It was his best game of the season. Carter-Williams only had one shot from beyond 10 feet tonight, which is a good formula for success. His owners will be hoping for more games like this one. Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 20 with nine assists
    Russell Westbrook scored 20 points with nine assists, seven boards, one steal and four turnovers against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned to the lineup tonight and the game was a blowout, so that explains why Westbrook played just 27 minutes. Westbrook's numbers won't be as crazy as they were when Durant was on the shelf, but he will still be a first-round value the rest of the way. Judging by tonight's game, the Thunder look like a force to be reckoned with in the West. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Kemba Walker catches fire, scores 39 points
    Kemba Walker was awesome during a 127-122 overtime win over the Kings on Monday, scoring a season-high 39 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 47 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He made 16-of-23 from the field and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Hornets pull off a 22-point comeback. Walker is absolutely cooking right now with season averages of 18.4 points, 3.8 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.6 treys on 46.4 percent from the field. He has second-round value on the season and is trending up right now. He won't be this good, but you have to be excited to own him. Monday, 9:20 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • George Hill, C.J. Miles probable for Tuesday
    George Hill (illness) and C.J. Miles (ankle) are probable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill had a chest infection last week, forcing him to miss two games. His return will bump Monta Ellis back to shooting guard and C.J. Miles (ankle) to small forward. Hill should be in all lineups this week. Monday, 11:58 am
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) puts in full practice
    Derrick Rose (ankle) practiced in full on Monday and is expected to play on Tuesday against the Blazers.

    Advice: He'll be returning after missing two games on the road trip. Rose is likely very close to 100 percent and he isn't expected to have a a minutes cap. Kirk Hinrich would move back to the bench and E'Twaun Moore would play less. The Bulls only have two games, so he should still be benched in weekly leagues. Monday, 11:44 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
  • 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
  • Derrick Rose on track to return on Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain) is on track to return on Tuesday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Rose made it through Sunday's practice in full, and unless he has a setback in advance of Tuesday's game, the expectation is that he'll be back on the floor. Sidelined since the November 16 win over the Pacers, a Tuesday return would mean Rose will have missed just two games. Monday, 6:02 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay nears historic shooting lows
    Emmanuel Mudiay posted 17 points, two rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block vs. the Warriors, but he shot only 6-of-21 from the field and turned the ball over three times.

    Advice: Just how awful has Mudiay's shooting been? He's on pace to be the first qualifying player since 1960 to shoot worse than 34 percent from the field while taking at least 13 attempts per game. He's clinging to late-round value in 8-cat leagues, but is basically unusable in 9-cat thanks to his 4.4 turnovers per game. Sunday, 7:51 pm
  • Russell Westbrook carries Thunder past Mavs
    Russell Westbrook put the Thunder on his back again on Sunday, racking up 31 points, two 3-pointers, five boards, 11 assists, five steals and one block in a win vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He made 12-of-22 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in another superhero performance for OKC, which improved to 8-6 with the victory. He did commit seven more turnovers, adding to his league-leading 4.9 miscues per game, but that's something his 9-cat owners have obviously come to terms with. Sunday, 6:45 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
  • Avery Bradley w/ career-high seven 3-pointers
    Avery Bradley made a career-high seven 3-pointers as a starter on Sunday, scoring 27 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: Brad Stevens plugged him back into the starting unit with Marcus Smart (leg) on the sidelines for at least two weeks, and Bradley didn't miss a beat. He and Isaiah Thomas each scored 27 points and they'll be leaned on heavily over the next few weeks. Make sure Bradley is locked into your lineups for Boston's upcoming four-game week. Sunday, 5:42 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
  • Avery Bradley will start Sunday vs. Brooklyn
    Avery Bradley will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nets, with Marcus Smart (leg) out.

    Advice: The Bradley off the bench experiment will have to be put on hold with Smart expected to be sidelined for at least the next couple weeks, and it'll be interesting to see how he responds to the first-unit as he's been going off as a reserve with averages of 18.5 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 three-pointers per game. He'll draw an extremely favorable matchup against the Nets today, so make sure you have him active. Sunday, 1:42 pm
  • Rose (ankle) goes through full practice Sun
    Derrick Rose (ankle) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Rose will be re-evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: Rose is making good progress with his sprained left ankle, and he said that he's shooting to play in Tuesday's game against Portland, which is a realistic timeline given his full participation in Sunday's practice. His return would send Kirk Hinrich back to the bench, and he'd cut into the production of Jimmy Butler. Check back for another update on Rose on Monday. Sunday, 1:00 pm
  • George Hill day-to-day with chest infection
    George Hill, who has missed Indiana's past three games with a chest infection, is still being listed as day-to-day.

    Advice: Hill reportedly suffered a setback in his recovery following Friday's practice, and it's looking like there's a small chance he misses his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday. If that's the case, Monta Ellis would continue to act as a makeshift point guard for the Pacers, with Rodney Stuckey picking up some extra minutes. Sunday, 11:21 am
  • 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
  • Ty Lawson plays 17 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson failed to score in 17 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Knicks, adding two boards, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Lawson's fantasy value is laughable at the moment and he now has averages of 4.8 points and 3.4 assists over his last five games. If you were still contemplating holding onto Lawson prior to Saturday's game, you probably just got your answer. With Patrick Beverley (ankle) hoping to return on Wednesday and the Rockets falling to 5-9 on the season, don't be surprised if Lawson falls completely out of the rotation. Saturday, 8:47 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
  • Michael Carter-Williams is struggling again
    Michael Carter-Williams scored seven points with three rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in a 123-86 loss to the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: In the last three games, Carter-Williams has eight assists to go with 11 turnovers. He's also made just 2-of-7 from the line, doesn't have any steals and is only averaging 9.3 points per game in that span. He won't be this bad, but MCW is regressing as opponents figure him out in the vanilla Bucks offense. Saturday, 6:23 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
  • George Hill very unlikely to play vs. Bucks
    George Hill (illness) is not likely to play against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: He's only going to play in an emergency, which means he won't get minutes unless someone gets hurt. With Hill out, the Pacers will probably want to go with a bigger lineup to try and clog the paint against the Bucks. Regardless, fantasy owners shouldn't be relying on Lavoy Allen or Chase Budinger tonight. Rodney Stuckey should also get some minutes at backup point guard. Saturday, 2:25 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
  • George Hill (illness) upgraded to probable
    George Hill (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against the Bucks, but he will likely be a game-time decision.

    Advice: The team will monitor his status throughout the day, but Hill will likely slide back into the starting lineup with Lavoy Allen shifting to the bench. Hill has missed the past two games with an upper respiratory illness, but he shouldn't have too many limitations tonight. We'll confirm his status prior to tip-off, but go ahead and get him active. Saturday, 7:59 am
  • Avery Bradley is OK with coming off bench
    Avery Bradley said that he is OK with coming off the bench behind Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart (knee).

    Advice: "Right now I feel it does fit me," Bradley said after scoring 21 points against the Nets on Friday. "Of course I want to start, but I have to do whatever is best for the team. It's just my role right now." Head coach Brad Stevens also seems to like the idea of Bradley off the bench, but it's important to note that his role isn't set in stone. Regardless of whether he starts or not, Bradley is averaging 18.5 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 treys over his last four games and belongs in all lineups while he is this hot. Saturday, 6:32 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores career-high 26
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored a career-high 26 points against the Suns on Friday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block, one 3-pointer and six turnovers.

    Advice: He was 10-of-16 from the field for easily his best game on offense. As for the defensive side, Mudiay was a disaster, gave up a lot of easy buckets from deep and was really exposed on pick-and-roll defense -- Synergy has him at 6.7 percentile on PNR defense. Coach Mike Malone called out his team for defending the 3-point line and he could be including Mudiay. His fantasy owners can still start him his next time out in hopes he can keep it going. Friday, 11:09 pm
  • 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
  • Russell Westbrook scores 34 in loss to NY
    Russell Westbrook made 11-of-29 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line for 34 points during a 93-90 loss to the Knicks on Friday, adding seven rebounds, seven assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's good for a 39.6 usage rate to move him to 35.6 on the season, which trails DeMarcus Cousins by 0.1. Westbrook's numbers are silly on the year, averaging 28.5 points, 7.8 boards, 10.2 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.9 treys. No player has ever gone 28-7-10 with 2.0 steals on the season and only Oscar Roberson has hit the 28-7-10 without the steals. Westbrook is a stat machine. Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Reggie Jackson doesn't turn ball over
    Reggie Jackson did not turn the ball over against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first time he's turned the ball over less than two times. Jackson also shot the ball well and made over 47 percent from the field for the first time since Nov. 8. He has a huge upside, so keeping his turnovers down and shooting the ball better will be key for him to be a stud. Friday, 9:21 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays just 16 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson played a season-low 16 minutes during Friday's loss to Memphis, tallying just eight points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with four assists, one rebound, two steals, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: The defensive stats were nice, but the minutes and shooting percentage were far from encouraging. Since interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has taken over, Lawson has headed to the bench and his minutes have taken a major hit. Lawson also isn't doing much to prove he belongs on the court, connecting a career-worst 31.8 percent of his shot attempts, and his outlook isn't great with the impending return of Patrick Beverley (ankle). While he shouldn't be this bad for an entire season, he hasn't given his owners many reasons to not send him to the waiver wire. Friday, 9:17 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
  • Isaiah Thomas scores 18 points with nine ASTs
    Isaiah Thomas made 7-of-15 from the field for 18 points during a 120-95 win over the Nets on Friday, adding one rebound, nine assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: With Marcus Smart (calf) getting hurt tonight, we should see the Pizza Guy get more ball-handling responsibilities and maybe more minutes, too. He started out 0-of-6 from the field, so this line is all the more impressive. He might stick in the starting lineup for a little while longer, but he's looking like an early round player regardless. Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 21 points off bench
    Avery Bradley was on hot during a win over the Nets on Friday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 21 points with three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He is cooking since his return from a calf injury, averaging 18.5 points, 3.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 treys on 55.4 percent from the field in his last four. He's not going to be this good, but clearly all his work to extend his range this offseason is translating. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Friday, 7:41 pm
  • Kemba Walker getting hot again
    Kemba Walker made 7-of-12 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He was cooking early, making 5-of-5 from the field to start the game. Interestingly, Walker tends to shoot the ball worse in wins, but going up against the 76ers helps here. He is on a heater in his last three with multiple treys and at least 55 percent from the field in each game. Kemba has top-30 value on standard leagues so far and could stay in that neighborhood. Clearly the extra offensive weapons are helping. Friday, 7:06 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
  • 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
  • Avery Bradley staying in reserve role vs Nets
    Avery Bradley will come off the Celtics' bench again on Friday.

    Advice: Brad Stevens won't commit to his starting lineup long-term, but for now he's content with Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart manning the backcourt. Bradley has played well with the second unit, providing a scoring spark while playing typically tight defense, and he's a safe play in typical leagues. Friday, 2:52 pm
  • George Hill questionable for Saturday
    George Hill (illness) is questionable for Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: He missed the last two games due to an upper respiratory illness and was able to practice on Friday. With Hill likely back, the Pacers will likely push Lavoy Allen back to the bench while Chase Budinger will play less. Friday, 12:49 pm
  • Derrick Rose will not play on Friday night
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He is improving, but the Bulls won't put him out there against Stephen Curry. Rose almost never plays at less than 100 percent these days, so he could miss the final game on the three-game road trip on Tuesday in Portland -- the same court in which he tore his meniscus. Aaron Brooks is also likely out, so we should see a lot of E'Twaun Moore in the second unit. Kirk Hinrich will start and has very little value. Friday, 11:33 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
  • Bickerstaff not blaming Lawson for slow start
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff doesn't blame Ty Lawson for the Rockets' slow start and put him in the second unit so that he could have the ball in hands more,

    Advice: Additionally, Bickerstaff inserted Jason Terry in the starting lineup because the Rockets had some success with him in the first unit last season. "This was something we were comfortable with," Bickerstaff said. "We played that way most of the playoffs last year. With the change, we thought it was time for a little more change. It's not Ty's fault. He was not the cause of the problem. It was something we tried to get back to a comfort level." Lawson scored two points in 20 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Wednesday, and his minutes could be in even more danger when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns. Lawson is far from a must-own player. Friday, 6:33 am
  • Michael Carter-Williams scores just nine
    Michael Carter-Williams made 4-of-11 from the field for nine points with one rebound, five assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: Those are some uninspiring numbers right there from a guy who usually has a very high usage rate. Carter-Williams' numbers are down almost across the board and it's a pretty easy case to make that Greivis Vasquez is a better fit with the rest of the starting five. He's only putting up 11th-round value per game on the year and isn't much of a buy-low player in standard leagues. He's a decent buy-low in points formats at the right price. Thursday, 8:45 pm
  • 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
  • Ty Lawson pleads guilty to Denver DUI
    Ty Lawson pled guilty to driving while his ability was impaired, as well as failure to drive in a single lane during his court appearance in Denver on Thursday.

    Advice: Lawson was also arrested this summer in Los Angeles for another suspected DUI, and he's due in court later this week for that offense. Lawson's official sentencing for the Denver DUI is scheduled to take place in January, and with him pleading guilty, he'll very likely receive a suspension from the league. It's unclear if he'll be available to play Friday against the Grizzlies, but with how horrible he's been, owners should probably just leave him on their bench for now. Thursday, 2:27 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) a game-time decision Fri
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: Rose didn't go through any on court work during Thursday's practice, and head coach Fred Hoiberg said that while Rose will definitely try to play on Friday, he will err on the side of cautious with his point guard. Given Rose's injury history, it would be far from shocking to see him spend another game on the sidelines to make sure that this ankle injury doesn't turn into a lingering issue, and if that's the case, Jimmy Butler would be in for another big game. Stay tuned. Thursday, 12:02 pm
  • Ty Lawson (personal) misses practice Thursday
    Ty Lawson was not at Thursday's practice because of his court date in Denver.

    Advice: Lawson absence from Thursday's practice shouldn't affect his status for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, although he's been playing so horribly as of late that owners may want to consider benching him until he can string a few good games together. Thursday, 11:40 am
  • Ty Lawson says he's good w/ coming off bench
    Ty Lawson said he's fine with coming off the bench if it helps the team.

    Advice: Lawson has struggled mightily this season and scored just two points off the bench on Wednesday against the Blazers. While Lawson has upside, he's not an undroppable player and fantasy owners should feel free to cut ties if it helps them add a higher performing asset. Thursday, 6:30 am
  • 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
  • Emmanuel Mudiay's shot is a tear-down project
    Emmanuel Mudiay's awful shooting continued on Wednesday, as he made 2-of-12 shots to finish a road loss with five points, three rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: He only committed two turnovers, which is nice, but didn't have any defensive stats and continues to maul owners with his shooting -- he's a combined 27.1 percent from the field in Denver's past five games. Simply put, the rookie is currently a liability in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Jason Terry scores five in start
    Jason Terry started on Wednesday against the Blazers with five points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Ty Lawson is quickly falling out of favor with the Rockets and he might only be getting minutes in the teens at this rate. Terry is probably just keeping the seat warm for Patrick Beverley (ankle), but he doesn't have a timetable to return. Terry is only worth a look in deep leagues for short-term value. Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Thunder win behind Russell Westbrook's 43 pts
    Russell Westbrook ran wild vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday with 43 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes of action.

    Advice: New Orleans gives up a league-high 109.9 points per game and they were playing without Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Omer Asik tonight, creating a perfect storm for Westbrook. He sank 14-of-25 FGs and 15-of-20 FTs, on his way to a ridiculous usage rate of 42.6 percent. WB has been great all season, but his fantasy owners are loving the sans-Durant version even more. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 18 points w/ full line
    Avery Bradley had a strong game off the Celtics' bench on Wednesday, posting 18 points, three 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists and four steals.

    Advice: He started out red-hot before cooling off from the field, and eventually fouled out after 31 minutes in a tough loss to the visiting Mavs. Brad Stevens' rotations can change at a moment's notice but Bradley is a safe standard-league play no matter where he begins the game. Wednesday, 8:16 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
  • Derrick Rose officially out for Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He said his ankle is really sore, which is a little different from him saying he didn't have swelling earlier today. His fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play Friday. Kirk Hinrich will start, but Aaron Brooks should have more value. Jimmy Butler could have a big game. Wednesday, 6:02 pm
  • Jason Terry starting, Ty Lawson to the bench
    Jason Terry will start Wednesday's game against the Blazers, sending Ty Lawson to the bench.

    Advice: This is the first lineup change by interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, but it was one that was being discussed prior to Kevin McHale's firing. Lawson has been painfully ineffective as a starter, but perhaps he can get things to move in the right direction by being given more ball handling responsibilities with the second-unit. As for Terry, he could chip in a couple treys as a starter, but he's well past his days of being relevant in most leagues. If Lawson has more success as a reserve, Patrick Beverley (ankle) will likely enter the starting five once he's healthy. Wednesday, 4:45 pm
  • Avery Bradley will again come off the bench
    Avery Bradley will continue to come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Head coach Brad Stevens said that he initially brought Bradley off the bench to try and limit his minutes as he was eased back into the rotation following the calf injury, but now he likes what he's seen with Bradley manning the second-unit. Stevens added that the starting lineup will be a day-to-day thing, so it's anyone's guess as to how long Avery will remain with the reserves and Isaiah Thomas/Marcus Smart with the starters. Bradley's value is better as a starter, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues as a reserve. Wednesday, 3:03 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas sticking in starting lineup
    Isaiah Thomas will start again on Wednesday against the Mavs.

    Advice: Thomas with Smart worked out nicely against the Rockets, so it makes sense to give it another whirl. Avery Bradley will probably get back in the starting lineup soon. Regardless, Thomas' value should remain high in any role. Wednesday, 3:01 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
  • George Hill (illness) out Wednesday vs. 76ers
    Updating a previous report, George Hill (illness) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Hill's next opportunity to play will come on Saturday when the Pacers face the Bucks. With both Hill and Rodney Stuckey (ankle) out, Paul George and Monta Ellis will be very active on offense, with Joseph Young and C.J. Miles seeing some increased opportunity. Wednesday, 10:00 am
  • Update: George Hill (illness) questionable
    Updating a previous report, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said that the only guy that has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the 76ers is Rodney Stuckey (ankle), implying that George Hill (illness) could play.

    Advice: An earlier report had Hill out for tonight's game, but it sounds like there's a chance he'll be able to give it a go. Hopefully we'll get another update following shootaround, but it looks like Hill may be headed for the dreaded game-time decision. If he plays, Chase Budinger would head to the bench. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 9:39 am
  • Kidd wants MCW to focus on setting guys up
    Jason Kidd said that Michael Carter-Williams' primary responsibility is to set guys up on offense.

    Advice: "We have quite a few guys who can put the ball in the basket so for him, it's being able to set the floor and get his guys shots," said Kidd when describing MCW's responsibilities. "Then being able to look for his shot, I don't want to say last, but being able to get guys going." MCW is currently averaging 13.3 points, 4.0 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 3.7 turnovers per game on a career-high 43.8 percent shooting from the field. In 8-cat leagues MCW is putting up mid-round value, but when you include turnovers (9-cat) his value drops to the eighth-round. Wednesday, 7:40 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores 12 points
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 12 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Not bad. He did only make 35.7 percent from the field, so he has some work to do there. On the bright side, Mudiay has turned the ball over three or fewer times in four of his last five -- the other game was a nine-TO outing, though. He has some work to do to be a reliable asset in standard leagues. Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • Jameer Nelson gets hot late
    Jameer Nelson scored 16 points against the Pelicans on Tuesday with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was sizzling to put this game away. Nelson is getting a decent amount of playing time next to Emmanuel Mudiay with the Nuggets playing a lot of smaller lineups. Nelson isn't quite a strong pickup in standard leagues, but owners in need of a 3-point shooting PG could do worse. Tuesday, 10:25 pm
  • Reggie Jackson gets 23 points with 12 dimes
    Reggie Jackson bounced back on Tuesday with 23 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Cavs.

    Advice: He had the two-man game working with his bigs with five assists to Ersan Ilyasova and four to Andre Drummond. Jackson leads all Eastern Conference players in time of possession of the ball and he leads all players in pick-and-roll plays. Jackson hasn't quite busted loose yet with just mid-round value, but he should start trending up soon. Although, his 4.1 turnovers per game are killing him. Tuesday, 9:37 pm
  • Kemba Walker scores 31 points at MSG
    Kemba Walker scored 31 points against the Knicks on Tuesday with four rebounds, one assist, one block, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Bronx native loves playing in Madison Square Garden. He's scored at least 25 points in three of his last four games there and even made 12-of-21 from the field today. Walker has shown some signs of life with respect to efficiency and is adapting to playing off the ball a little more. He should have top-50 value going forward with second-round upside. Tuesday, 7:40 pm
  • MCW doesn't have any assists
    Michael Carter-Williams didn't have any assists during a 115-86 loss to the Wizards on Tuesday, adding 12 points, one rebound, two 3-pointers and four turnovers.

    Advice: No assists? Carter-Williams' assists are down while his turnovers are up this year, but he's shooting the ball better with career-highs 43.8 percent from the field and 76.0 percent from the line. His shot distribution is a little better with more shots near the basket, so he has a decent chance to maintain that shooting percentage. MCW only has eighth-round value per-game and isn't really a buy-low player either. Tuesday, 6:57 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
  • 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
  • Russell Westbrook scores 40 with 14 dimes
    Russell Westbrook was at it again during a 122-114 loss on Monday, scoring 40 points with four rebounds, 14 assists, three steals, five 3-pointers and eight turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: His five 3-pointers matched his career high. Westbrook scored 29 points in the second half, which was almost half of OKC's points in those 24 minutes. Kevin Durant (hamstring) is going to miss at least one more game, so expect Westbrook to go berserk against the Pelicans on Wednesday. Nov 16, 9:04 pm
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