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  • Michael Carter-Williams to come off the bench
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench behind O.J. Mayo for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: MCW isn't a great guy on a per-minutes basis, so his value is going to take a hit with the demotion to the second-unit, as he'll now be fighting for minutes with Jerryd Bayless. Mayo owns averages of 12.3 points, 3.8 assists, 1.6 three-pointers and 1.9 steals per game as a starter this season, but he's more of a wait-and-see guy as he could be eased back into things after spending 11 games on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) will play Tuesday vs. MIL
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: "This is the most opportunity he's ever gotten," said Brad Stevens on Crowder. "He's a versatile player." He'll continue to fight through the pain, and is safe to active in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:40 pm
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) cleared to play
    Lance Thomas (concussion) has been cleared to play for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Thomas has spent the past two games on the sidelines, but he'll be back on the court tonight. However, he's not a fantasy option in most leagues while Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Williams are healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:19 pm
  • Kyle Anderson (illness) out Tuesday vs. MIA
    Kyle Anderson (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: With Anderson on the sidelines, there will be more minutes available for David West and Boris Diaw. None of these guys can be considered viable targets in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:04 pm
  • Marc Gasol (fractured foot) out indefinitely
    Marc Gasol reportedly has a broken right foot and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: Oh man, the Grizzlies were initially calling this a foot sprain, but obviously the injury turned out to be much worse. Foot injuries for seven-footers are never good, and this could potentially be a season-ending injury for the Memphis big man. Jeff Green and Matt Barnes are going to see a minutes boost with Marc out, with Zach Randolph and Mike Conley being asked to do the heavy lifting on offense. Matt Barnes should be considered a must-add here. Brandan Wright (knee) also should be in the rotation once he gets back from his injury, although he's a wait-and-see guy in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:53 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) contemplating surgery?
    Tiago Splitter (hip) is reportedly contemplating surgery.

    Advice: Splitter will be held out through the All-Star break, and whatever the course of treatment he decides, Tiago is set to spend an extended amount of time on the sidelines. Mike Scott and Mike Muscala will pick up some extra minutes in his absence, but none of these guys can be considered viable options in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:24 am
  • Jae Crowder dealing with high-ankle sprain
    Jae Crowder (ankle) said he's dealing with a high-ankle sprain.

    Advice: While Crowder's ankle is obviously giving him trouble, he said he's committed to playing through the injury. "It's a high ankle sprain," he said on Tuesday. "It's mind over matter. I'm trying to suck it up; do my job." Crowder has been a revelation for his owners in season-long leagues and should continue to be started, but he's a risky play in DFS as long as he's dealing with his injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:25 am
  • Bradley Beal will start vs Knicks on Tuesday
    Bradley Beal will start against the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beal will return to the starting lineup against the Knicks and said he'll play around 30 minutes on Tuesday. While Beal is always an injury risk for his fantasy owners, it's safe to start him for Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:19 am
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo returns to D-League
    Thanasis Antetokounmpo has elected to return to the D-League.

    Advice: Antetokoumpo's 10-day contract with the Knicks expired and Lower Case will now return to the Westchester Knicks since he didn't get a second 10-day contract. While Giannis' brother could eventually provide fantasy value, that time is not now and he can be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:33 am
  • DET recalls Spencer Dinwiddie from D-League
    The Pistons have recalled Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) from the D-League.

    Advice: The move is purely procedure as Dinwiddie is dealing with an ankle injury and the Pistons want to let their doctors look at it. While Dinwiddie has potential, the Pistons are committed to leaving him in the D-League this season and he can be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:23 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova likely out until ASB
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) is likely out until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: The Cavs won't confirm that Delly will miss Wednesday's game against the Lakers, but keeping him out until after the break will give him 17 days in between games to heal his hamstring. We'll keep an eye on his status after shootaround on Wednesday, but Mo Williams will likely see a bit of a minutes boost against the Lakers. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:09 am
  • Josh McRoberts not drawing much interest
    The trade market for Josh McRoberts is close to non-existent according to Bobby Marks of Yahoo Sports.

    Advice: McRoberts is signed through the 2017-18 season, but his myriad of injuries have scared away potential suitors. The 28-year-old is only averaging 14.9 minutes in the 24 games he's been healthy this season and can be left on waivers in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:38 am
  • Nerlens Noel returned to action on Monday February 8. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:10 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 23 points
    Markieff Morris scored 23 points during a 122-106 loss to the Thunder on Monday with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers.

    Advice: Before the game, Kevin Durant said Markieff is "playing at an All-Star level right now." Morris is playing hard and he's transformed into a different player under coach Earl Watson. Morris likely boosted his trade value and the Suns may be able to get something for him. He should be owned, but a trade will hurt his value a lot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores 16 points in 46 minutes
    P.J. Tucker scored 16 points with five rebounds, two assists, five steals and two turnovers in 46 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: He always gets huge minutes when the Suns go up against an elite wing like Kevin Durant. Tucker could be traded next week, but he's played well enough to own in all leagues right now. A trade would obviously cripple his value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 20 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 20 points with four rebounds, seven assists and two turnovers against the Thunder on Monday night.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson said after the game he thought Goodwin had a "solid" effort and he really liked that Goodwin only had two turnovers. It'll be interesting to see what happens when Brandon Knight comes back, but Goodwin should still be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Alex Len scores 13 points in loss
    Alex Len scored 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block, two steals and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: As long as Len can get 22-25 minutes, he'll be able to post value worth owning in standard leagues. Keep him owned through the All-Star break with hopes more opportunity opens up for him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 33 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored 33 points during a 112-106 win in Memphis on Monday, adding four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

    Advice: It's his 12th 30-point game on the season, which is the most he's had in a season already. Lillard also broke his tie with Russell Westbrook for sixth place in the points-per-game rankings. Lillard was also really struggling from deep, but he put up five-plus treys for the first time since Jan. 23. The Blazers are 0.5 games behind the Jazz for the eighth seed. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 13 points
    Allen Crabbe (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday against the Grizzlies with 13 points, four rebounds, three steals, one block and one turnover in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up where he left off with a very nice line. Crabbe has been cruising along with mid-round value in his last 10, so he is worth a hold in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 15 points in loss
    Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points on 5-of-14 shooting with two assists and two blocks in a loss to the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: This was his fourth game of the season without a rebound, but he does have at least two blocks in three out of his last four games. Wiggins had two 30-point games last week and is still trending up, so hopefully he can recapture some of that momentum on Wednesday vs. the Raptors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Tony Allen plays 39 minutes in loss
    Tony Allen played 39 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with eight points, seven rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He'll be playing more if Marc Gasol (foot) needs to miss time. Allen hasn't been very good with just 14th-round value in his last 10, but the bump in playing time should push him to close to a top-100 player. He's only a speculative add now, but would be a nice pickup if Gasol is ruled out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 12 points in loss
    Zach LaVine scored 12 points with two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The blocks were obviously a career high and he didn't record more than one block in a game this season prior to tonight. LaVine was 4-of-10 from the field in the loss and didn't have any turnovers, so his fantasy arrow is still pointing up. As the year progresses, his role should only grow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 14 points in loss
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 14 points with nine boards and one assist in 25 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Monday.

    Advice: He took advantage of some extra minutes in garbage time, but unfortunately he shot just 4-of-13 from the field. Muhammad should continue to steal some of Tayshaun Prince's minutes (19) moving forward since the Wolves are looking towards the future, but he's a better stash in points leagues because he doesn't shoot many 3-pointers or generate many assists, steals or blocks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng double-doubles in loss
    Gorgui Dieng double-doubled in Monday's loss to the Pelicans, scoring 12 points with 12 boards, four assists, one 3-pointer and one block in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He would've played even more, but the game was basically out of reach in the third quarter. This was just his second 3-point make of the season, but he might be more willing to take them as his confidence continues to grow. He has been a top-40 player over his last five games with averages of 16.0 points, 10.2 boards, 3.6 assists and 0.6 blocks on 63.0 percent shooting from the field and he is showing no signs of slowing down. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 10 points in win
    Norris Cole scored 10 points with six assists, three boards and one turnover in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry seems to love Cole and he has played 30 or more minutes in seven out of his last eight games. He had a 26-point game in his last outing with five assists, so he is worth owning in standard leagues until he cools off or until the Pelicans get some healthy bodies back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic scores 28 points in OT win
    Nikola Vucevic scored 28 points against the Hawks during a 117-110 overtime win on Monday, adding 13 rebounds, six assists and one block.

    Advice: The Hawks are probably glad they won't see Vucevic for a while after he beat them for a game-winner on Sunday. Vooch is playing really well again over his last five, averaging 19.8 points, 8.8 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks on 51.7 percent from the field. He's sitting on third-round value on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scores eight in 34 minutes
    Nerlens Noel played 34 minutes with eight points, nine rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: The scoring wasn't there, but everything else was for Noel. He's been awesome since Ish Smith arrived on the scene and is putting up first-round value in those 21 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:10 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) out for game Monday
    Marc Gasol is dealing with a right mid-foot sprain and will not return to Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This is the same foot issue that has been a problem for him recently, and he was considered questionable to even suit up. He lasted just 11 minutes before hobbling back to the locker room, so the Grizzlies might be more inclined to hold him out until the All-Star break. In the meantime, Zach Randolph will play more center and Ryan Hollins will play more off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) limps to locker room
    Marc Gasol (foot) limped to the locker room during Monday's game vs. the Blazers after fighting for a loose ball.

    Advice: He has been dealing with a sore left knee and a sore right foot recently, so the Grizzlies should probably just hold him out with the All-Star break right around the corner. Gasol was in a lot of pain, but he should be considered questionable to return for now. If he misses time, Zach Randolph and Ryan Hollins will have to step up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:40 pm
  • Marc Gasol (knee) will start on Monday
    Marc Gasol (knee) will start on Monday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He was always expected to play, but it should be noted that he isn't 100 percent. Regardless, the All-Star break is coming up which will allow Gasol to get some extra rest. His owners shouldn't be too concerned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:12 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (ankle) will start on Monday
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He left Saturday's game vs. the Nets for a few moments to get his ankle re-taped, but he was able to carry on and the issue didn't seem to hold him back. We will let you know how he holds up after tonight's game, but he belongs in all lineups. He scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in his last outing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) expected to play
    Marc Gasol (foot) is expected to play against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He is not going to be 100 percent and has been playing through some soreness. Gasol played 37 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday and he should see a similar amount of playing time tonight. Keep him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) is available Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is available for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He didn't play on Saturday vs. the Rockets, but he must be feeling better and will likely see close to his normal workload on Monday. If the Blazers decide to limit his minutes as a precaution, Gerald Henderson would benefit. Crabbe is worth a look if you need points and treys. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova likely out through break
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) is out Monday and is unlikely for Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cavs will allow him to rest through the break. With Dellavedova out, Mo Williams should get minutes as Kyrie Irving's backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Tiago Splitter getting second opinion
    Tiago Splitter (hip) is getting a second opinion on his right hip.

    Advice: He is out through the break and he could be out for multiple weeks. Splitter can be left on the wire in just about all leagues. There will be more minutes for Mike Scott and Mike Muscala. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 pm
  • Marc Gasol (foot) questionable for Monday
    Marc Gasol (right foot) is questionable to play against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He admitted he is playing through an injury and described it as "playing on one leg." The Grizzlies have a game on Monday and Wednesday, so they might want to be careful with Gasol this week before the break. If he can't go, expect to see a lot of small-ball lineups from the Grizzlies. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:12 am
  • McRoberts focused on health, contributing
    Josh McRoberts is focused on getting healthy and contributing to the Heat.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to get healthy and have a chance to help the team in a way that I know I can," he said. It's been a trying road for McBob in Miami, relegating him to waiver wire fodder in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:18 am
  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo's 10-day deal expires
    Thanasis Antetokounmpo's 10-day contract has expired.

    Advice: The Knicks could re-sign him to another 10-day deal, but there has been no indication that New York is interested in that move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova out again on Monday night
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: Delly's absence means Mo Williams will continue to remain in the rotation, but only as a backup to a healthy Kyrie Irving. Leave Williams on the waiver wire in your fantasy league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) could return Tues.
    Lance Thomas (concussion) could return on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He might, he might not. Either way, Thomas isn't a fantasy option with Carmelo Anthony (knee), Langston Galloway and Derrick Williams all available. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:54 am
  • Marc Gasol admits he's playing through injury
    Marc Gasol admitted that he's currently playing through an injury.

    Advice: "I have some issues, but you have to push through it," Gasol said. "I’m never going to use not being 100 percent as an excuse. It’s just not me. I’m going to push through it and give whatever I have to my team. That’s how I’ve always been, and that’s how it’s going to be." Coach Dave Joerger recently said that Gasol is "playing on one leg," so the All-Star break can't come soon enough for the big man. Through three February games, Gasol is averaging 15.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 blocks on 55.3 percent shooting. Despite the injury concern, selling low doesn't make sense, and Gasol is fully expected to continue playing at less than full strength. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:28 am
  • Nikola Vucevic scores 22, buries game-winner
    Nikola Vucevic scored 22 points on 11-of-19 shooting (including a game-winning, turnaround jumper) on Sunday, to go with nine boards, two assists, two steals and an unfortunate six turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Vucevic's value has dipped to fifth-round status over the past month, largely due to the fact that he's been shooting just 43.5 percent from the field, so tonight's 57.8 percent shooting performance was a welcome sight for his owners. As a career 51.0 percent shooter, Vuc should get the shooting sorted out soon enough, so now would be a good time to float out some buy-low offers. The video of the buzzer-beating shot can be viewed in the video below. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:30 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) questionable Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is questionable to play Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Crabbe is dealing with a stomach bug, and if he can't give it a go on Monday, it'll be Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless picking up some extended run. Check back for another update on Crabbe following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:58 am
  • Tiago Splitter out through All-Star break
    Tiago Splitter (hip) will be held out until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: The Hawks know better than to rush Splitter back given his injury history, so it's a wise move. Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will continue to see more minutes off the bench, but not enough to make an impact in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:39 am
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) out Sunday
    Lance Thomas (concussion) will not play on Sunday vs. the Nuggets as expected.

    Advice: He was never expected to play and still has to pass the league's concussion protocol. His next chance to play will be on Tuesday vs. the Wizards. Langston Galloway will continue to see a few extra minutes in Thomas' absence. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:27 am
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) will play on Sunday
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He didn't look right on Friday vs. the Cavs, scoring just three points on 1-of-9 shooting with seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes. However, Crowder is as tough as they come and doesn't want to take any time off, so he shouldn't have any restrictions vs. the Kings. He's a risky play in DFS, but owners in season-long leagues should activate him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:24 am
  • Joerger admits that Marc Gasol is hurting
    Memphis coach Dave Joerger admitted that Marc Gasol is basically "playing on one leg" at the moment.

    Advice: Neither Joerger or Gasol would elaborate, but the big man has been on the injury report in recent weeks with a sore left knee. The All-Star break can't come soon enough for Gasol, but the good news is that there has been no indication that he will miss any time. Expect him to be out there on Monday vs. the Blazers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:56 am
  • Archie Goodwin scores 14 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 14 points with six boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He unfortunately had more turnovers (4) than assists for the third time in his last five games, but to be fair Goodwin is still learning how to be a point guard. Brandon Knight (groin) will be sidelined through the All-Star break and possibly more, so Goodwin is still worth holding onto if you don't mind the heavy turnovers. It also helps that Knight is a potential shut-down candidate with the Suns playing for ping pong balls. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:39 pm
  • P.J. Tucker goes scoreless in 38 minutes
    P.J. Tucker failed to score in 38 minutes vs. the Jazz on Saturday, missing all three of his shots from the field.

    Advice: Tucker recently said that he is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him at the deadline, so he certainly didn't boost his stock with this performance. The swingman added just four assists and one board to his name with a couple of turnovers, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues for any owner in need of 3-pointers, boards and steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:28 pm
  • Alex Len plays just 15 minutes
    Alex Len played just 15 minutes on Saturday vs. the Jazz, scoring five points with three boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: The low minutes was a major buzzkill after the center went off on Thursday vs. the Rockets with 12 points, 18 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes. The Suns are tanking and are clearly rebuilding for the future, so hopefully coach Earl Watson stops delaying the process and reduces Tyson Chandler's role. Len is an excellent stash for after the All-Star break, so hold him if you can. Chandler finished with 10 points, 14 boards and one block in 25 minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:17 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 17 w/ eight dimes
    Markieff Morris scored 17 points with seven boards, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: His stat line was fantastic, but the only negative is that he shot just 6-of-22 from the field because the Suns weren't generating any easy looks. The Suns have been using Morris as the focal point of their offense, but to be clear they are more than likely just showcasing him for a trade. Regardless, he needs to be owned in all leagues right now with averages of 16.0 points, 6.4 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.6 steals and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:08 pm
  • Jae Crowder returned to action on Friday February 5. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:55 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng scores season-high 24 points
    Gorgui Dieng put up season-highs 24 points, seven assists and 41 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday with 13 rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell said after the game he might be willing to find out if Dieng can play 40 minutes regularly. "We're going to find out," Mitchell said. Dieng's offensive game has turned the corner in a big way with 17.6 points per game in his last five. Once the blocks start coming, he should have a sharp upward trend. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:07 pm
  • Marc Gasol scores 22 points in loss
    Marc Gasol scored 22 points in a loss to the Mavericks on Saturday with six boards, two assists and one block in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was an efficient 9-of-15 from the field, but he hit just 4-of-6 from the line and had a couple of turnovers. The Grizzlies were on a five-game winning streak coming into this one, but they will look to bounce back in a difficult matchup with the Blazers on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:52 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scored 18 points in win
    Nerlens Noel (right ankle) scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in 32 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did go to the locker room to get re-taped and returned about five minutes later in real time. Noel did have something up with his left foot on Friday, but it was very minor -- he just took his shoe off. Noel is grooving since Ish Smith (ankle) arrived and even T.J. McConnell held the offense together. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:11 pm
  • Norris Cole gets hot, scores 26 points
    Norris Cole scored a career-high 26 points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He started the second half on fire with 12 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Cole is up and down, but he's played well in most of the games since Tyreke Evans (knee) went down. With Tyreke out for at least this week, holding Cole in standard leagues makes sense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 22 points in 20 minutes
    Bradley Beal scored 22 points with two rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 20 minutes off the bench against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: His only missed attempt from 3-point range was a halfcourt heave at the end of the game. Beal's offense is starting to click and the low minute total is nothing to worry about on the second half of a back-to-back set with 32 minutes on Friday. The team will have their next back-to-back in their first games after the break, so maybe Beal can play more in those. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:30 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (ankle) is available to return
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) limped to the locker room during the third quarter of Saturday's game vs. the Nets, but he is available to return after getting re-taped.

    Advice: He fell awkwardly on his right ankle and was in obvious pain, but he only stayed in the locker room for a few moments and is back on the bench. It sounds like he is good to go, but we will have an update after the game to let you know how he holds up. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:10 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 21 in rout at Houston
    Damian Lillard scored 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and three 3-pointers during a 96-79 win in Houston on Saturday.

    Advice: Rockets fans will probably never doubt Lillard, but this wasn't even his best game as a scorer. His assists have been the story lately and Lillard has put up three consecutive double-doubles for the first time in his NBA career. Yes, he should have made the All-Star Team. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:28 pm
  • Bradley Beal coming off bench, Temple starts
    Bradley Beal is coming off bench on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: That will put Garrett Temple in the starting lineup. It's also a decent indication that Beal might not be over 30 minutes like he was on Friday. Beal is still a guy to use in season-long leagues, but he lost a lot of DFS appeal with this news. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:27 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova out again on Saturday
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: His hamstring issue has been a problem for two weeks and the Cavs may rest him until the break. Mo Williams will be in the rotation again while this news also helps Iman Shumpert because of no Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:55 pm
  • Bradley Beal is playing on Saturday
    Bradley Beal is playing on Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: This is just a heads up after a Friday game. Beal played 32 minutes in that win and has been very aggressive. He still hasn't had his jumper fall, so maybe that happens tonight. Keep him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:37 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) out against Rockets
    Allen Crabbe (illness) will miss Saturday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: He showed up at the arena with an illness and he is officially inactive. That should mean more minutes for Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless. If you have Crabbe in your DFS lineup, you might need to swap him out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:08 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) ruled out for Sunday
    Tiago Splitter (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Magic.

    Advice: He is likely out through the break with his troublesome hip injury. Expect more Mike Muscala and Mike Scott to back up Al Horford. Splitter can be dropped basically everywhere. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:30 pm
  • P.J. Tucker doesn't want a trade
    P.J. Tucker is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him.

    Advice: "I love being in Phoenix," Tucker said. "It’s been my longest stop of my career and hopefully it continues." Tucker is on the last year of his deal and the Suns are tanking, so he should draw plenty of interest prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline. The Raptors have been linked with the swingman, but a move to Toronto would be bad news for his fantasy value. To be clear, nothing is imminent. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:51 am
  • Jae Crowder hits just 1-of-9 shots in 32 mins
    Jae Crowder was clearly bothered by his sore right ankle during Friday's win over the Cavs, hitting just 1-of-9 shots on his way to three points, seven boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Crowder said that he felt like he was playing on one leg, and that he probably would have sat out if the Celtics were playing a different team. He did play some nice defense, but he didn't have any lift on his jumper, and his three points didn't come until the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Sunday's game vs. Sacramento, which would likely result in Evan Turner returning to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 22 points in start
    Bradley Beal made 10-of-16 from the field for 22 points in a start with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 32 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He only attempted two 3-pointers and is really attacking the basket right now. Beal has actually really struggled from deep, so that's really the last piece of the puzzle for his fantasy value. The 32 minutes is a good sign and hopefully the Wizards keep him in that neighborhood and not 40 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:38 pm
  • Jae Crowder will play, has ankle taped
    Jae Crowder (ankle) will play against the Cavs and had his ankle taped.

    Advice: Crowder said his ankle is "stiff as hell" for the game. He might be a little limited as far as performance goes against LeBron James, but there has been no talk of his minutes being limited tonight. Start him like you normally would in standard leagues. It'll be interesting to see how LeBron attacks Crowder tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:34 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) iffy Saturday
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) won't play on Friday and he's questionable to return vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Tyronn Lue suggested prior to Friday's game that Dellavedova might not be ready to face New Orleans, which isn't a good sign. Mo Williams is picking up a handful of minutes in Delly's absence, but he's not a viable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Bradley Beal back in starting lineup
    Bradley Beal is back in starting lineup for Friday against the 76ers.

    Advice: It's his first start since Dec. 9. He played 29 minutes on Wednesday and could hit 30 tonight. Beal's scoring efficiency has been very good lately despite his triples not dropping, so he might be in for a nice night against the sub-par perimeter defense of the 76ers. That means less run for Garrett Temple in the first unit. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:20 pm
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) still on track to play
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is still on track to play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He is dealing with swelling and missed shootaround, so he might not be at 100 percent against LeBron James. Crowder is fine to start in season-long leagues, but he's a very risky play in DFS tonight. He's been a fantasy steal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:05 pm
  • Lance Thomas (concussion) out until Tuesday
    Lance Thomas (mild concussion) will not play until at least Tuesday as he undergoes testing, which means he'll miss games on Friday or Sunday.

    Advice: With Carmelo Anthony (knee) also on the sidelines, the Knicks are going small with Langston Galloway in the starting lineup on Friday. Derrick Williams should also play big minutes off the bench, however, and he's worth a long look as a cheap DFS play until Melo and/or Thomas return to action. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:52 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) out Friday
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play on Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf and the Cavs shouldn't be in any hurry to rush him back. Mo Williams played just 11 minutes on Wednesday as the backup point guard, so there's no real reason to consider him outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:06 am
  • Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call
    Jae Crowder (ankle) is a game-time call on Friday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: He sprained his ankle on Wednesday vs. the Pistons, but he did say that he is expecting to play. Regardless, Crowder will not go through shootaround and is a true game-time call, so his owners should have a backup plan ready just in case. If Crowder sits, expect Evan Turner and Marcus Smart to see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 in loss
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday during a 110-103 loss.

    Advice: The assists have been really nice for Lillard with three double-digit dime games in his last five. The should-be All-Star's team losing this one drops them out of the eighth seed with Utah moving up. It'll be interesting to see what the Blazers do at the deadline, but it won't affect Lillard. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:23 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 17 points
    Allen Crabbe scored 17 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been terrific and the Cal product is really going to put some pressure on the Blazers this summer when it comes time to sign him. Crabbe has sixth-round value in standard leagues in 2016, so he's worth owning right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:20 pm
  • Norris Cole scores two points in 13 minutes
    Norris Cole scored two points on 1-of-10 from the field against the Lakers on Thursday, adding two assists, two steals and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He was in foul trouble tonight and coach Alvin Gentry just opted to keep him out. Cole had some major problems with consistency in his Miami days, but he's been fine up until tonight. He's only a low-end guy and should hold some value while Tyreke Evans (knee) is without a timetable. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 22 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 22 points against the Rockets on Thursday, adding one rebound, seven assists, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Suns are really embracing the pass, but sometimes the plays aren't there and that led to their 24 turnovers tonight. Goodwin's minutes seem to be locked up until late February at the very least, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • Markieff Morris cools off in loss
    Markieff Morris made 4-of-12 for 14 points against the Rockets on Thursday with five rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The offense went through him quite a bit tonight, but the efficiency wasn't there like it was in his 30-point explosion. Morris was even teaching the younger guys tonight, which didn't happen often under Jeff Hornacek. A trade will kill his value, but he's worth owning as long as he's starting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Lance Thomas gets six stitches
    Lance Thomas returned on Thursday after receiving six stitches for a lip laceration.

    Advice: He's fine and he didn't need a concussion test. Thomas scored nine points with one rebound and one assist in 31 minutes. He's lost most of his fantasy value while the team is healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:36 pm
  • Alex Len grabs career-high 18 boards
    Alex Len grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds against the Rockets on Thursday with 12 points, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get any minutes at power forward and that part of his minute allotment looks like it's over for now -- at least until Markieff Morris is no longer around. The Suns have said they want to go with a youth movement while making Tyson Chandler more of a leader, so expect Len to hang around the 23-26 minute mark most nights. He'll still be worth owning with that amount of playing time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:34 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) ruled out for Friday
    Tiago Splitter (right hip) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Splitter said on Wednesday that his injury is "not good," so he could be looking at some extended time on the shelf. It'll be Mike Muscala and Mike Scott earning some extended run in his absence, but neither of those guys will be able to do much with Atlanta's frontcourt healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:06 pm
  • Bucks open to trading Michael Carter-Williams
    The Bucks are reportedly open to trading Michael Carter-Williams.

    Advice: At 20-31, the Bucks are 6.5 games behind the Pistons for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and are open to restructuring their roster. The former Rookie of the Year has been inconsistent in his Bucks tenure and is in danger of losing minutes to Jerryd Bayless if he stays in Milwaukee. If MCW is traded, Bayless and Tyler Ennis would be in line for a minutes boost. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:48 am
  • Crowder rolls ankle, but says he's OK
    Jae Crowder sprained his ankle on Wednesday against the Pistons, but said after the game that he expects to play on Friday after momentarily being crumpled in pain after Marcus Morris fell onto his lower leg.

    Advice: "I’m a little banged up but it’s a part of it and it’s about that time of the season where a lot of guys are getting nicks and knacks," he said. "But I’ll take care of my body the next few days and get ready for the next one." Crowder had 12 points, six boards and four steals in the win, and the Celtics play at Cleveland on Friday, so owners will want to check back and make sure Crowder's good to go. He came into Wednesday's game with a calf injury, but was able to play through it. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:43 am
  • Andrew Wiggins scores 31 points vs. Clippers
    Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points with four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers during a 108-102 win over the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was on fire in the first half with 21 points on 9-of-12 from the field. Wiggins scored 30 points in back-to-back games for the second time this season and now he's doing a better job of getting to the basket -- also playing some more SF minutes recently. His team picked up a big win after suffering a tough loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. Wiggins is doing a little more in fantasy, but he'll have to transform into a multi-cat player to put up must-start value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:13 am
  • Gorgui Dieng scores 12 with five TOs
    Gorgui Dieng scored 12 points with 10 rebounds and five turnovers against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Where did the blocks go? Dieng only has one block combined in his last four games in 145 minutes. His five turnovers also matched a season high. As long as he's getting minutes, he should be close to a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:06 am
  • Zach LaVine gets 34 minutes, scores 17
    Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:57 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad gets 12 minutes
    Shabazz Muhammad played 12 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, no turnovers and no fouls.

    Advice: No injuries to report here as coach Sam Mitchell just had to give Tayshaun Prince 31 minutes, giving Andrew Wiggins some small forward minutes and even Damjan Rudez got in there for 18 minutes. Expect Muhammad to be better, but his upside isn't great anyway. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:47 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 14 vs. Spurs
    Norris Cole scored 14 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He continues to surprise with the increased assists, averaging 7.5 per game in his last four. Cole has put up seventh-round value in that span, which is pretty close to his ceiling. That's still enough to give him a long look until we see Tyreke Evans (knee) back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Bradley Beal gets 29 minutes, scores 18
    Bradley Beal scored 18 points with one rebound, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played 28.3 minutes per game since returning from a concussion. Beal is eventually going to move into the starting lineup, but coming off the bench hasn't hurt his output in his last three with averages of 15.7 points, 2.3 boards, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.7 treys. He'll start trending up again as an early-round guy as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to rest his bothersome hamstring and it sounds like it's precautionary. The Cavs figure to get Mo Williams back in the rotation tonight, but he's not a reliable fantasy option unless you are hoping for garbage time against a shorthanded Hornets team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:57 pm
  • Jae Crowder (calf) good to go
    Jae Crowder (calf) is ready to play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He was never in doubt, but the team did mention as they announced actives. Crowder should be close to 30 minutes tonight in a slightly sub-par matchup for him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:53 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) a game-time call
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) is a game-time decision to face the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been fighting the issue for a week and only played 12 minutes on Monday, so perhaps this hamstring issue explains why. The Cavs don't need Dellavedova too much right now and could opt to throw Mo Williams back in the rotation. We'll have another update shortly. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Tiago Splitter not doing well with calf issue
    Tiago Splitter (calf) said his injury is "not good" on Wednesday.

    Advice: Splitter is out tonight and will likely miss more games. He is getting frustrated and was asked about it. "I am, I am a little bit," Splitter said. "At the same time, I’m working hard to get back. I want to play. It has been a little bit frustrating." Expect to see more run for Mike Muscala and Mike Scott. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:14 pm
  • Stein: Raptors interested in Markieff Morris
    The Raptors are showing interest in Markieff Morris, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: Stein reported earlier that the Raptors have interest in P.J. Tucker. The Raptors and Suns played last night, which included Morris going for a season-high 30 points in his best game of the season. Coach Earl Watson called Morris "the main focus" of the offense, so a trade to Toronto would cripple his value. If he's moved, that would help Mirza Teletovic, who is also believed to be on the block. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:53 am
  • Report: Toronto interested in P.J. Tucker
    The Raptors have reportedly expressed interest in trading for P.J. Tucker.

    Advice: It makes sense as the Raptors’ small forwards have been ravished by injuries, although Tucker would lose a lot of value in Toronto once DeMarre Carroll (knee) is able to get back on the court. It's unclear exactly what assets the Raptors would send to the Suns in order to make this deal happen, but Stein reports that Phoenix is likely seeking a "nice" draft pick as compensation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:45 am
  • Colangelo implies 76ers will trade away a big
    Jerry Colangelo said that at some point the 76ers will need to make a decision of "what to do" with Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid.

    Advice: "Right now, [Noel's] natural position is center. He's a rim protector," said Colangelo. "He is who he is. As you go forward and try to analyze this thing, what's the best combination? Who complements one another? How do you surround the player?" The Noel-Okafor pairing is far from ideal, and it will only get more complicated once Embiid comes into the fold. It seems that Colangelo would prefer to trade one of the bigs on the roster, but it doesn't sound like anything is imminent on that front. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:03 am
  • Zach LaVine scores 14 w/ seven dimes
    Zach LaVine scored 14 points with seven assists, one board, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He split his minutes at point guard and shooting guard, and that trend will likely continue unless Ricky Rubio goes down. The Wolves will more than likely increase his minutes after the All-Star break and he is averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:23 pm
  • Gorgui Dieng scores 19 points w/ five assists
    Gorgui Dieng scored 19 points with six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 37 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot) are likely going to miss some more time and are also shut-down candidates, so Dieng should play heavy minutes next to Karl-Anthony Towns down the stretch. He's now averaging 17.2 points, 9.2 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over his last five games while shooting 63.0 percent from the field and 77.8 percent from the line, returning top-25 value in standard leagues in that span. He's poised for a monster finish to the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:19 pm
  • Wiggins breaks out of slump, drops 30 points
    Andrew Wiggins snapped out of his slump on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 30 points on 13-of-20 shooting.

    Advice: In his two previous games, Wiggins was averaging 10.0 points on 5-of-29 shooting (17.2 percent). Coach Sam Mitchell did say last week that Wiggins was a little fatigued, but he looked great tonight against one of his idols (Kobe Bryant) and his owners should be encouraged. The rising star added five boards, one assist, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer to give himself a full line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:13 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams held to two points
    Michael Carter-Williams was held to just two points on 1-of-4 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers, adding two assists, six boards and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jerryd Bayless played 30 minutes and had 16 points and five assists, so MCW's owners should be concerned since the Bucks have now lost four straight games. MCW had one of the best games of his season on Monday with 18 points, 13 assists, five boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes, so maybe coach Jason Kidd will be in a forgiving mood. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:08 pm
  • Watson: Markieff Morris is 'focus' of offense
    Earl Watson said after Tuesday's game, when Markieff Morris exploded for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer, that Morris is now the focal point of the team's struggling offense.

    Advice: "He is the main focus of our offense moving forward, we know that," Watson said after the game. Morris racked up season highs in points, rebounds, assists and blocks (tie) and is officially a must-pickup player in fantasy hoops. He could flop at any time or be traded into a bad situation, but based on what his coach said tonight, you have every reason to try to get him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:55 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 14 w/ 12 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 14 points with 12 assists, five boards and three turnovers in Tuesday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: C.J. McCollum carried the Blazers with 30 points, so Lillard was happy to be the facilitator and he was able to record his tenth double-double of the season. Lillard and McCollum have the Blazers right in the middle of the playoff race, and they also became one of three pairs of teammates to have 1,000 points each along with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan of Toronto and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Warriors. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:48 pm
  • Alex Len invisible in Tuesday's loss
    Alex Len got into some early foul trouble on Tuesday and the Suns decided to play small ball against the Raptors. Len finished with just two points and four rebounds on 1-of-5 shooting in 16 minutes.

    Advice: We love Len, but tonight's disaster was painful and the fact he's not starting over Tyson Chandler doesn't help, either. Len is still a hold in most fantasy leagues, but if you feel like you can't take it anymore, you've got to do what you've got to do. He's averaging just 4.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last four games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Archie Goodwin drops 18 & 12 in loss
    Archie Goodwin broke out of a funk on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, a career-high 12 assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting in 45 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Just when it looked like the Goodwin party might be coming to an end, he pulled a great game out of his hat. He came in averaging just 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last two games, hitting 4-of-26 shots. He righted the ship tonight and if he was dropped, or you've had your eye on him, it's time to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • Markieff Morris goes for 30 & 11 in start
    Markieff Morris started over Mirza Teletovic on Tuesday and went off for 30 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer on 13-of-20 shooting in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The points, boards, assists and blocks (tie) were all season highs for the disgruntled Morris, and the Suns and new coach Earl Watson are in full showcase mode as they hope to trade Morris. This will certainly help his trade value and he is officially the hottest pickup of the night in fantasy. He could fade just as quickly as he exploded, but he's probably worth grabbing if you have someone to drop. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday
    Markieff Morris will start on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The Suns will likely be sellers at the trade deadline and Morris is a candidate to be moved, so they're clearly trying to boost his value. He hasn't played well this season, and a trade to a contender wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for his value. For now, he's better suited for deeper leagues. Mirza Teletovic will return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:55 pm
  • Markieff Morris could start Tuesday vs. TOR?
    Markieff Morris may return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors, according to beat reporter Paul Coro.

    Advice: Coro is basing this assessment off newly appointed interim head coach Earl Watson's quotes from earlier today when he said he's going to "nurture and embrace" Morris. Markieff's playing time could be trending up with a new coach at the helm, so he's someone to consider as a speculative add in deep leagues if you have someone to cut. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Watson says the Suns will 'embrace' Markieff
    Coach Earl Watson said the Suns are going to "nurture and embrace" Markieff Morris.

    Advice: He said the team needs him and for Morris' attitude "to be positive no matter what." Watson talked a lot about a family environment, passion and honesty in his press conference, so Morris may be receptive at least in the short term. Morris and Watson have a good relationship and the new coach says he wants clearer roles, so there's a good chance Morris gets the lion's share of power forward minutes tonight. He's not playing well, so he's only worth a look if you have something to cut for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:08 pm
  • Archie Goodwin has some work to do
    Coach Earl Watson said Archie Goodwin is "finding the niche in his game" during his press conference on Tuesday.

    Advice: The interim coach also called Goodwin a two-guard playing the point. Watson said he wants clearer roles in the rotation, so it'll be interesting to see how he utilizes Goodwin. Watson's said he can't tell Goodwin to get 6-8 assists per night and it'll have to be a team approach. The next couple games for Goodwin will be huge, but it starts tonight in a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • Tiago Splitter (hip) ruled out for Wednesday
    Tiago Splitter (hip) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: It'll be Splitter's second straight game on the sidelines and Mike Muscala will likely pick up the bulk of Splitter's minutes on Wednesday. Neither of these guys have any fantasy value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:53 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams hands out 13 assists
    Michael Carter-Williams handed out a season-high 13 assists in Monday's loss to the Kings, adding 18 points, five boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This might have been his best all-around game of the season. MCW was an impressive 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line, and the only complaint is that he turned the ball over three times. MCW is a volatile asset to own because you never know what you're going to get, but he will look to keep his momentum going vs. the Blazers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:43 pm
  • Marc Gasol scores 14 in 32 minutes
    Marc Gasol scored 14 points with three rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Pelicans during a 110-95 win on Monday.

    Advice: His knee was not a problem tonight as he handled the post nicely. Gasol's knee has been an issue in the last two seasons, but he still hasn't missed a game this season. The Grizzlies are off until Friday and have a back-to-back. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:28 pm
  • Norris Cole drops 23 points in loss
    Norris Cole scored 23 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He's been a pleasant surprise with some nice consistency. The ups and downs in Miami is why the Heat dumped him, but Cole has played with more control and is trusting his teammates more. His value will dip once Tyreke Evans (knee) comes back, but that might not happen any time soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:10 pm
  • Bradley Beal scores 18 points in loss
    Bradley Beal scored 18 points in Monday's loss to the Thunder with three boards, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He only played 26 minutes, but that was mainly due to the lopsided score. Beal played 30 minutes on Saturday which is the most playing time he has seen since returning from his leg injury, so it's just a matter of time before he's a must-start player again. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:09 pm
  • Tiago Splitter has been ruled out Monday
    Tiago Splitter (right hip) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Well, that explains why the Hawks recalled Walter Tavares from the D-League. Spliiter only plays minutes in the teens, so he isn't a fantasy asset anyways. Mike Muscala is expected to get most of Splitter's minutes. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 3:22 pm
  • Popovich unafraid to give Kyle Anderson time
    Gregg Popovich is unafraid to give Kyle Anderson regular minutes in the rotation.

    Advice: "We’re giving [Simmons] and Kyle minutes to try and prepare them to become real pros and real contributors in the league," Popovich said. Despite a regular role of 15-20 minutes over his last six games, Slo-Mo is not a fantasy option in any format. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 7:54 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 31. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 11:50 pm
  • Allen Crabbe helps Blazers beat Minnesota
    Allen Crabbe came off the bench for eight points on 4-of-7 in 23 minutes vs. the Wolves on Sunday, adding three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe is having a career year and he's quietly emerged with top-75 value in January (9-cat), posting 11.8 points, 1.6 triples, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 assists, while making 47.3 percent FGs without a single miss at the FT line. He's not flashy, but is worth a pickup as a cheap, well-rounded roto option. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:21 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad invisible in 13 minutes
    Shabazz Muhammad failed to score in 13 minutes of action vs. the Blazers, finishing Sunday's road loss with two turnovers, three personal fouls and no other stats to his credit.

    Advice: Yikes. It was Muhammad's lowest playing time since Dec. 28 and he won't be a consistent option while Tayshaun Prince is logging heavy minutes as a starter -- Prince got 30 minutes tonight, Andrew Wiggins played 35 minutes, and Zach LaVine saw 25 minutes as a shooting guard, so there wasn't much room for Shabazz in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:57 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins shoots 3-of-18 vs. Blazers
    Andrew Wiggins shot 3-of-18 from the field on Sunday, but he made 9-of-12 from the line to finish the Wolves' road loss with 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: Al-Farouq Aminu was his primary defender and Wiggins isn't the first player to struggle vs. AFA this season -- the Blazers are limiting opposing SFs to just 18.0 points over their past five games. Wiggins' usage rate of 27.8 is easily a team-high, and one off-night offensively won't dissuade him from firing away vs. the lowly Lakers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:56 pm
  • Zach LaVine (ankle) gets hot late in defeat
    Zach LaVine (ankle) got hot late vs. the Blazers on Sunday, finishing 6-of-14 from the field for 14 points, with one 3-pointer, two boards, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: LaVine was scorching hot prior to his injury -- in the Wolves' previous three games he averaged 25.0 points and 2.3 triples, while shooting a combined 31-of-44 from the field (70.5 percent). He saw most of his time at SG tonight, and with his minutes on the upswing it makes sense to grab him where available, if only for upside as a source of scoring, 3s, assists and FT percentage. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:55 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets season-high four steals
    Markieff Morris collected a season-high four steals on Sunday, adding 13 points with four rebounds and four assists.

    Advice: Morris shot 5-of-13 from the field in 26 minutes of action, and he's showing some signs of life over the Suns' past four games. He's on the trade block but Phoenix is hoping to extract more value than what they've been offered thus far, so it looks like Morris will be stuck in his current role until the trade deadline is impending. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:14 pm
  • Alex Len quiet in 15 minutes off Suns' bench
    Alex Len came off the Suns' bench vs. Dallas on Sunday, finishing with just six points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs deployed a small starting lineup with Chandler Parsons at PF, which may have been the catalyst for the change with Mirza Teletovic starting over Len. They'll play a more traditional frontcourt in Toronto on Tuesday, so Len's trip to the bench may be short-lived -- either way he remains a 'hold' in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:13 pm
  • Archie Goodwin shoots 1-of-11 vs. Mavericks
    Archie Goodwin shot just 1-of-11 vs. the Mavericks, finishing Sunday's road loss with three points, four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: Goodwin is averaging just 7.0 points on 7-of-36 shooting (19.4 percent) in his past three games, a steep decline considering how well he played immediately after Brandon Knight's groin injury. He was 1-of-8 within five feet of the rim and needs to finish better to sustain his offense -- fantasy owners should consider benching him until he heats up. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:12 pm
  • Nikola Vucevic's shooting slump continues
    Nikola Vucevic's shooting slump continued on Sunday as he shot just 6-of-17 to finish with 16 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks.

    Advice: Vuc's rebounds, assists and blocks have been rock-solid but his shot has abandoned him -- in the past eight games he shot a combined 39.1 percent from the field. An upward correction is inevitable for the career 51.0 percent shooter. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:56 pm
  • Josh McRoberts logs 18 minutes vs. Atlanta
    Josh McRoberts came off the bench for six points (1-of-3 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), two rebounds and one assist on Sunday, playing 18 minutes in a lopsided win vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: McRoberts is on a strict minute-limit and he's irrelevant in the vast majority of leagues -- the veteran has attempted a mere 63 shots in 327 minutes of action this season. We'll let you know if his prospects improve. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:19 pm
  • Zach LaVine (ankle) is not on injury report
    Zach LaVine (ankle) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He appeared to tweak his ankle on Friday, but his status was never in doubt for Sunday's game. He is averaging 25.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 2.3 3-pointers per game over his last three and should be in all lineups until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 4:47 pm
  • Alex Len shifts to bench vs. small-ball Mavs
    Alex Len will come off the Suns' bench on Sunday, with Mirza Teletovic starting at PF.

    Advice: The Mavericks are starting Chandler Parsons at PF tonight so Len's owners shouldn't panic, even though he also didn't start the second half of Friday's game. Phoenix has every reason to find him minutes, whether he starts or comes off the bench, so sit tight. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 4:14 pm
  • Sam Mitchell says Dieng is improving
    Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Gorgui Dieng is getting "a lot better."

    Advice: "He works hard, he’s getting a lot better," Mitchell said. "When he sets good screens and rolls to the basket, it just makes us a better basketball team. It just opens up spacing and creates more opportunities for guys." Dieng admitted that it was difficult to play limited minutes under Mitchell at the start of the season, but his role has steadily increased and he said he is "more comfortable" playing the four next to Karl-Anthony Towns. Dieng scored 20 points with 15 boards, two assists and two steals in his last game and needs to be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:55 am
  • Bradley Beal taking steps to avoid injuries
    Bradley Beal is taking steps to prevent future injuries in his troublesome leg.

    Advice: The promising shooting guard is going to hit restricted free agency this summer, but his injury history could prevent certain teams from offering him the amount he is looking for. "He’s one of the best pure shooters in the league," a general manager told The Vertical, "but I’m scared of him." Beal has increased the padding in his shoes, he has increased his vitamin D intake and he also has a new practice routine in order to minimize impact. He did play 30 minutes on Saturday which is the most playing time he has seen since returning from injury, so hopefully he can stay healthy moving forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:26 am
  • Bradley Beal plays 30 minutes in win over HOU
    Bradley Beal played 30 minutes in Saturday's win over the Rockets, scoring 11 points with four assists, three boards and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was the most minutes he has played since returning from his leg injury, but don't expect his playing time to go up too much more. Beal is looking to get paid this summer and the Wizards already learned their lesson about giving him too many minutes, but he should still be able to produce excellent numbers moving forward. It's just a matter of time before he is a must-start player again. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:49 pm
  • Mitchell says Andrew Wiggins was tired
    Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Andrew Wiggins struggled on Friday vs. the Jazz because he was tired.

    Advice: "He just didn’t have that extra step," Mitchell said. "It happens. Nobody is going to play great every night. You could just tell: Very, very rarely does he ask to come out of the game and he asked to come out of the game early in the third quarter, at the five-minute mark. He just was tired." Wiggins was held to just five points on 2-of-11 shooting, but look for him to bounce back on Sunday vs. the Blazers. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:30 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 22 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored a game-high 22 points against the Hornets on Friday during a 109-91 win, adding five rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lillard is in the top 10 for points, assists and treys while the Blazers are knocking on the door of the eighth seed, but he did not get an All-Star bid. He also had a throw-down on Tyler Hansbrough (in link below). He's sitting on top-15 value in his last 10. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 11:29 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 20 vs. Hornets
    Allen Crabbe scored 20 points against the Hornets on Friday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, two turnovers and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Crabbe isn't playing small forward as much as he was earlier in the season, but his minutes are up in his last six. Still, he only put up 12th-round value in that span, so there's little incentive to adding him. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 11:09 pm
  • Josh McRoberts returns
    Josh McRoberts made his return on Friday after missing almost two months, scoring two points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one block in 16 minutes.

    Advice: He looked fine and the Heat ran some stuff through him. McRoberts' knee issue probably won't go away and he can be left on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:46 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 19 points on 12 shots
    Zach LaVine's torrid streak continued on Friday, as he tallied 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with three assists, three boards and three turnovers through 31 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: LaVine just can’t miss lately, and over the past two games he’s posted a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 87.9 (23-of-29 shooting). LaVine can stuff the stat sheet when given the minutes, and Minnesota is clearly trying to unload Kevin Martin in order to free up playing time for Mr. LaVine. He did suffer a minor ankle left ankle tweak during the closing minutes of the game, so owners will need to check in on his status prior to activating him for Sunday's game in Portland. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:05 pm
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