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  • LaMarcus Aldridge shoots 3-of-18 vs. Hornets
    LaMarcus Aldridge made just 3-of-18 FGs in one of the worst shooting games in his career on Wednesday, finishing a road win in Charlotte with nine points, 14 rebounds, two assists and three blocks.

    Advice: Aldridge had a six-block game earlier in the season but he doesn't usually get many defensive stats, so games like this are a bonus for his fantasy owners. The Blazers' recent success is attributable partly to their rebounding prowess, as they lead the NBA with 47.7 boards per game, and Aldridge is a big reason why -- after a slow start on the glass, he's raised his season average to 8.8 boards per game. Rotoworld.com
    23 minutes ago
  • Marvin Williams starts, goes scoreless again
    Marvin Williams was scoreless in 11 minutes of action on Wednesday, starting at PF but finishing with just one rebound and two assists to his credit.

    Advice: Cody Zeller had nine points and seven boards off the bench, while playing superior defense vs. LaMarcus Aldridge, and it's fair to question how much longer Williams will keep his starting gig. The Hornets shot 42.6 percent in their previous six games, all losses, and finished tonight's defeat just 41-of-94 from the field (43.6 percent). Something has to give. Rotoworld.com
    28 minutes ago
  • Al Jefferson has 21 & 14, Hornets lose again
    Al Jefferson had 21 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks vs. Portland on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to prevent Charlotte's seventh straight loss.

    Advice: Big Al also logged 35 minutes without any turnovers and he's doing everything he can to get his team a victory, but the Hornets have proven inept at both ends of the court -- they rank 25th in offensive efficiency and 23rd in defensive efficiency. Jefferson's fantasy value has taken a hit this year, due mainly to a dip in rebounds (the Lance Stephenson effect) and his struggles at the FT line (63.5 percent). Rotoworld.com
    30 minutes ago
  • James Johnson is playing on Wednesday
    James Johnson (illness) is playing on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team didn't update him and he just checked in. Johnson should have limited playing time tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:17 pm
  • Darrell Arthur will play on Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will play on Wednesday against the Suns.

    Advice: He just had a minor contusion from Tuesday night and he should see his normal amount of playing time. Arthur is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:53 pm
  • Matt Bonner (illness) is back for Spurs
    Matt Bonner (illness) is ready to play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's going to be interesting to see how coach Ettore Messina uses Bonner tonight. Boris Diaw has been great, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be too concerned about Bonner returning. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:58 pm
  • Thaddeus Young is active on Wednesday
    Thaddeus Young is active against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team is honoring his mother with pink shoelaces, which is pretty cool. Young will get a decent matchup tonight and we'd love to see him have a huge game. He's a strong play tonight and should be in most lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:51 pm
     
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  • Dwight Howard (knee) doubtful to play Friday
    Kevin McHale indicated that he doesn't expect Dwight Howard (knee) to play Friday.

    Advice: Howard has not been ruled out but his status is bleak at the moment, as he's still recovering from a strained knee that prompted him to get platelet-rich plasma injections last week. McHale will likely want to see Dwight make it through a practice before playing him, so fantasy owners should have advance warning once he's ready to get back on the court. Tarik Black is a poor fantasy option as a fill-in center, and more minutes will be available for Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:26 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) out Wednesday
    Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: His absence should affect many fantasy lineups, though it means more playing time for guys like Patrick Patterson, Amir Johnson and Chuck Hayes. Hansbrough remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:19 pm
  • James Johnson (flu) questionable for Wed
    James Johnson (flu) is questionable to face the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is under the weather and the Raptors might not need him. Johnson played four minutes in his return from an ankle injury on Monday, but the fouls were likely the issue. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:17 pm
  • Nerlens Noel back in the starting lineup
    Nerlens Noel is starting next to Michael Carter-Williams, Tony Wroten, Luc Mbah a Moute and Henry Sims against the Nets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He came off the bench on Monday and he'll get to guard Kevin Garnett tonight. Noel is getting better with his shot selection, but he has really been beat up on the defensive side. His fantasy owners have seen a bump in output in his past two, so he is an option even on a busy night. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:12 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony (back) out, J.R. Smith starts
    Carmelo Anthony (back) will not play against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's likely going to miss some time here. Anthony hasn't dealt with any major back issues in his career, but it comes with the territory as an aging player. His fantasy owners should bench him and be prepared for him to be out. J.R. Smith will start in his place and is a fantasy option. Expect more shots to go to Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Amare Stoudemire tonight, too. The Knicks are planning on Melo flying to Oklahoma City on Friday, so he should be considered questionable. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:09 pm
  • Mirza Teletovic back to the bench on Wed.
    Mirza Teletovic will move back to the bench against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He had a fantastic 22-point game on Saturday with Kevin Garnett resting, but he will have to perform in the second unit. Teletovic might actually be able to put up numbers tonight because of how often the 76ers are blow out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:55 pm
  • Tobias Harris, Fournier, O'Quinn active Wed.
    Tobias Harris (calf), Evan Fournier (quad) and Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) will all be active for Wednesday's home game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Harris sat out Monday's game and missed part of Orlando's shootaround on Wednesday, but must have felt better when going through pre-game warmups. He'll start at SF and has been terrific when healthy this season, so fantasy owners should roll the dice on him in what should be an up-tempo game vs. Golden State. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:15 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • John Henson ruled out for Wednesday
    John Henson (foot) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is likely going to miss some time and needed some help off the floor last night. Henson's minutes were very inconsistent and he didn't even really step up while Larry Sanders missed time. He's not a fantasy option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:41 pm
     
    Injured
  • Nene out again on Wednesday night
    Nene (foot) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday night.

    Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup due to plantar fasciitis. He has dealt with this issue before, so he's most likely going to miss time. Kris Humphries is an interesting play tonight against a soft Cavs interior defense. Drew Gooden will also get more run. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:26 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 113-87 @ Cle
  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will start vs. Memphis
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will start against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Well, the Ed Davis Revenge Game will have to be from a bench role. Boozer missed Sunday against the Nuggets and it sounds like he should see his normal minutes. He's still not going to be a great play tonight against a terrific interior defense. Jordan Hill also will not have to play 42 minutes, which matched a career high. On the other side of the matchup, Zach Randolph could have a big game against Boozer. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:40 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Perry Jones (knee) is still out Wednesday
    Perry Jones (knee) is still not ready to play.

    Advice: His knee contusion has kept him out for almost the entire month and it looks like Kevin Durant (foot) will beat him to game action. Jones can be cut in most leagues. Andre Roberson, Jeremy Lamb and Anthony Morrow should get most of the minutes on the wing, but they're not great plays tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:31 am
     
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  • Kings rule out Rudy Gay and Collison vs. HOU
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) and Darren Collison will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gay did not play on Tuesday due to his lingering tendinitis and the Kings are hopeful he can return on Friday. He's been dealing with this issue since last season and it's something he may have to manage throughout the year. Omri Casspi scored 22 points and has been very effective at getting to the rim, so look to use him in deep leagues and in daily formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:14 am
     
    Injured
  • Stoudemire paints gloomy picture for Carmelo
    Amare Stoudemire has dealt with back spasms in the past and given the amount of pain Melo is currently in, paints a not-so-pleasant picture of what Melo might be dealing with.

    Advice: "Back spasms is nothing easy to deal with,’’ Stoudemire said. "Your whole body shuts down, it affects your central nervous system. It affects your entire body. It takes time to get over that spasm. It takes a lot of rest and recovery and a lot of rehab to get over that particular injury.’’ Not good. Melo's owners should probably start making alternative plans for not only this week, but potentially the next month or so, if Stoudemire's assessment is accurate. Speaking of Stoudemire, his role should be greatly increased in Melo's absence, while J.R. Smith is expected to start tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:46 am
  • Thaddeus Young expected to play vs. Bucks
    Thaddeus Young is expected to return to action on Wednesday, although his role still hasn't been confirmed.

    Advice: The team will wear pink shoe laces to honor Young's mother, who passed away from breast cancer recently. We should have an update on whether he's starting or not, but you can get him back in your lineup after missing the previous six games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:32 am
     
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  • Chris Andersen (ankle) to miss a few weeks
    Chris Andersen has a high ankle sprain and is expected to miss "two or three weeks."

    Advice: Andersen's absence will mean more Udonis Haslem, which means very little in terms of fantasy. However, Josh McRoberts has seen his minutes increase and he could actually become a factor in the next 14 days. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:07 am
     
    Injured
  • Tyler Hansbrough a game-time decision
    Tyler Hansbrough will be a game-time decision on Wednesday due to his shoulder injury.

    Advice: The Raptors play the Hawks tonight, but Hansbrough doesn't have much fantasy appeal whether he's in uniform or not. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:10 am
  • Howard, Beverley both out for Rockets Weds.
    Dwight Howard (knee) and Patrick Beverley (hamstring) have both been ruled out for the Rockets for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Beverley didn't have a chance of playing in this one and Howard will now miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury that didn't seem too serious initially. DeMarcus Cousins should have his way with the Rockets tonight, while whoever starts at PG for the Kings (Darren Collison is iffy) won't have to deal with Beverley's pesky defense. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:49 am
     
    Injured
  • Marvin Williams to play SF Wednesday
    Marvin Williams should get plenty of minutes at small forward on Wednesday in order to match up with the Blazers.

    Advice: It doesn't really matter where Marvin plays, as he's just not that good these days. However, this should also mean more Cody Zeller at PF and Zeller has been playing pretty well over his last few games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
  • Tobias Harris sits out morning shootaround
    Tobias Harris sat out the early portion of Wednesday morning's shootaround due to his calf injury.

    Advice: He's listed as a game-time decision but the fact he wasn't an early participant this morning is obviously a bad sign. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:40 am
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • Pistons send Tony Mitchell to D-League
    The Pistons have sent Tony Mitchell to the D-League.

    Advice: How irrelevant has Mitchell been over the last year? Our last post about him happened almost a year ago on Dec. 13, with a headline reading "Pistons send Tony Mitchell to D-League." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:19 am
  • Lakers working on deal with F Earl Clark
    The Lakers are on the verge of signing F Earl Clark to a one-year contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: He'll help make up for the loss of Julius Randle, as well as the current injury to Carlos Boozer, but might also hurt the strong play of Ed Davis. Then again, Clark has never really lived up to the hype, but is averaging close to 30 points in the D-League this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:15 am
  • Dwight Howard not likely to play Wednesday
    Dwight Howard (knee) and Patrick Beverley (hamstring) are not expected to play on Wednesday against the Kings.

    Advice: Beverley is expected to miss a few games, per coach Kevin McHale, while a preview column by Jonathan Feigen suggests there are "signs" that Howard won't play, either, based on more comments from McHale. To be clear, Howard hasn't been ruled out, but if you're planning ahead for tonight, it sounds like it would be a surprise if he were in the starting lineup. DeMarcus Cousins could have a big night if Howard's out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:49 am
     
    Injured
  • David West hoping to play on Friday night
    David West is hoping to make his season debut for the Pacers on Friday after dealing with a severely sprained since Oct. 18.

    Advice: "(Coach Frank Vogel) will make the call," West said after practicing Tuesday. "The ankle is healthy which is important." It sounds like it's now or never for West, who has already missed 15 games. "We've exhausted all options in terms of getting it healthy. It was a bad sprain," West said. "I got really lucky that it just did what it did and didn't go any further. I got really lucky." Luis Scola will take a hit when West is ready to go at full speed. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:30 am
  • Knicks worried about Carmelo Anthony's back
    Carmelo Anthony had trouble even speaking, let alone walking or running, while dealing with his back injury on Monday night and he's not expected to play on Wednesday at Dallas, Friday at Oklahoma City and has no timetable for a return to action as of now.

    Advice: The Knicks are concerned about his back spasms becoming a season-long problem, and are hoping his pain is not a sign of a disk problem. Anthony was already dealing with a knee injury and it now sounds like he could miss several more games with his back injury. Shane Larkin started the second half of Monday's game in Anthony's place, while Amare Stoudemire could get the call in his place tonight. Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Travis Wear should all see more opportunity with Melo in street clothes. The Knicks get the Heat in New York on Sunday and if Melo can play in that one, owners will have cause to celebrate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:20 am
  • Nikola Mirotic logs 21 minutes off CHI bench
    Nikola Mirotic came off the bench for the short-handed Bulls on Tuesday, making 1-of-5 shots to finish a loss in Denver with four points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He played 21 minutes and is a nice fantasy option with Taj Gibson (ankle) and Joakim Noah (eye, knee) both out of commission, though he usually scores more without the defensive stats. Gibson could return Friday and Noah is questionable, so keep in mind that Mirotic isn't guaranteed inflated minutes this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Cameron Bairstow struggles in first NBA start
    Bulls rookie Cameron Bairstow earned his first career start at PF on Tuesday, notching two points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He filled in at PF due to the absence of both Joakim Noah (knee, eye) and Taj Gibson (knee), but racked up four fouls and struggled defensively, which won't endear him to Tom Thibodeau. As tonight's line indicates, Bairstow can be ignored for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Kenneth Faried plays just 24 minutes vs Bulls
    After playing 19 minutes in Saturday's game, Kenneth Faried had 12 points, nine rebounds and one steal in just 24 minutes vs. Chicago on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Manimal has fallen outside the top-100 for value in 9-cat leagues, thanks largely to coach Brian Shaw's decision to play him just 26 minutes per game. Faried's scoring, rebounds, steals, blocks and playing time are all down from the 2013-14 season, making this is a prime buy-low opportunity for owners willing to bet he'll be unleashed as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Cameron Bairstow starting for Bulls on Tues.
    Bulls F Cameron Bairstow will start Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Joakim Noah (eye, knee) and Taj Gibson (ankle) are out and Pau Gasol is filling in at center, and coach Tom Thibodeau likely didn't want to disrupt his bench by starting Nikola Mirotic at PF. Bairstow has played a total of 11 minutes this season and fantasy owners should leave him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:13 pm
  • John Henson helped off court w/ foot injury
    John Henson was helped off the court on Tuesday with a sprained left foot, and he will not return.

    Advice: He began limping after challenging a shot on defense and the Bucks quickly diagnosed him with a sprained foot. If the injury is serious enough to cost him any games, a few extra minutes would be available for Larry Sanders, Zaza Pachulia and Ersan Ilyasova. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:49 pm
     
    Injured
  • Perry Jones (knee) still has no timetable
    Perry Jones (bruised knee) still doesn't have a return timetable, according to coach Scott Brooks.

    Advice: "He hasn’t participated in any parts of practice," Brooks said. "He’s just with our medical staff. Just a normal rehab process for his knee. That’s the only thing I know of right now." Jones has been out three weeks since banging his right knee, and by the time he returns Kevin Durant (foot) should be fully healthy and dominating minutes at SF. If you've been clinging to Jones in a deep league, it's probably time to cut him loose. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:01 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) targeting Friday vs. SA
    The Kings are hopeful that Rudy Gay (Achilles) will be able to return for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: That means that Gay is not expected to be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. Omri Casspi has slid into the starting lineup with Gay sidelined, and he can be a nice short-term option for owners seeking some 3-point shooting. Stay tuned for an official update on Gay's status as we draw closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:29 pm
     
    Injured
  • Matt Bonner (stomach virus) probable for Wed.
    Matt Bonner (stomach virus) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Bonner can give you some 3-pointers, but that's about it. He's averaging 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers this season, so he's not worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:13 pm
  • Matt Bonner (illness) probable vs. Pacers
    Matt Bonner (stomach virus) is probable for Wednesday’s game vs. Indiana.

    Advice: Bonner sat out Saturday's game as the Spurs quarantined him to avoid spreading his illness, but he's recovered and might even return to the starting lineup with Tiago Splitter sidelined. He's a poor source of fantasy value beyond the handful of 3-pointers he offers per game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:08 pm
  • Chris Andersen (ankle) out Tuesday vs. GSW
    Chris Andersen (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Erik Spoelstra has said that Andersen "will be out for awhile," so this news isn't surprising. Udonis Haslem and Justin Hamilton will split Andersen's backup minutes, but neither guy is worthy of any attention in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:13 pm
     
    Injured
  • Nene (plantar fasciitis) out Tuesday vs. ATL
    As expected, Nene (plantar fasciitis) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Plantar fasciitis is a tricky injury, and rest is the only cure, so Nene could be out for quite some time. It's unclear who will start with Nene sidelined, but Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin, and Drew Gooden will all vie for minutes. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with aforementioned big men. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:38 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 113-87 @ Cle
  • David West (ankle) targeting Friday return
    David West (ankle) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Head coach Frank Vogel will have the final say as to whether West suits up or not, but he did give an encouraging quote after Tuesday's practice. "I’m hopeful [West can play Friday]," said Vogel. "We’ll see how he responded to this work, but we’re hopeful for Friday." It's looking like West is very close to making his regular-season debut, and when he returns Luis Scola will head to the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • Boozer (shoulder) misses Tuesday's practice
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) did not practice on Tuesday, and remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: If Boozer is unable to go, Ed Davis (ankle) will draw another start. Davis struggled with foul trouble during his last outing, fouling out in just 22 minutes of action, but if he can get that under control he could provide some nice value in the blocks category. Davis figures to be a low-end option in standard leagues as the starting power forward for the Lakers, but a matchup vs. Memphis isn't exactly alluring. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • No setbacks for James Johnson
    James Johnson didn't suffer a setback in Monday's game when he played just four minutes in his return from an ankle injury.

    Advice: The Raps are just working him back into the mix slowly, so it might take him a week to get back up to speed. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) will not play on Tuesday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Omri Casspi and Derrick Williams will likely split minutes at small forward tonight, but Casspi is the more alluring option as he's posted a usage rate of 18.8 playing next to Darren Collison, DeMarcus Cousins, and Ben McLemore this season. He's capable of hitting 3-pointers in bunches, and has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Pelicans, so Casspi could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 am
     
    Injured
  • Nene could miss several games for Wizards
    Nene's foot injury could end up keeping him out for several games and not just the one or two the team initially said he might miss.

    Advice: Wizards reporter Kyle Weidie is guessing Nene will miss up to six games with the injury, although that's just a guess. Plantar fasciitis is a tricky NBA injury and the Wizards would probably be smart to play it safe, rather than be sorry. Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden are going to benefit in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:10 am
     
    Injured
    L, 113-87 @ Cle
  • Carmelo Anthony doubtful for Wednesday
    Carmelo Anthony didn't practice on Tuesday due to his aching back and is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game at Dallas.

    Advice: There is also speculation that he won't be ready for the Thunder on Friday, either, and owners who are stuck with Melo in a weekly lineup could be in some trouble. Travis Wear (who?) played the final 17 minutes on Monday night for the Knicks and looks like an interesting prospect, but guys like Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. will probably benefit most by Melo's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:24 am
  • Chris Andersen (ankle) could be out awhile
    Chris Andersen (ankle) "will be out for awhile," according to coach Erik Spoelstra.

    Advice: This explains why the Heat added Hassan Whiteside and they're extremely thin up front. Andersen owners can cut him loose and there should be more from Udonis Haslem and Justin Hamilton. Whiteside is likely just an emergency guy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:28 am
     
    Injured
  • Wizards hope Nene will only miss 1-2 games
    The Washington Wizards hope that Nene (foot) will only miss one or two games.

    Advice: Nene missed Monday's practice Monday, but Wizards head coach Randy Wittman is hopeful that Nene will only miss a game or two. "Just a precautionary thing," Wittman said of Nene’s doctor visit for an evaluation of his plantar fascia. "He had some soreness. I think it’s day-to-day with that, but again, we want to make everything’s okay." Washington plays on Tuesday and Wednesday, so a Saturday return against the Pelicans sounds like a likely scenario if the Wizards' timetable is correct. If the big man is unable to go against the Hawks on Tuesday, Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin would become decent plug-and-play options. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:26 am
     
    Injured
    L, 113-87 @ Cle
  • Knicks await news on Carmelo Anthony's back
    The Knicks are waiting another day to find out more after Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game with back spasms.

    Advice: Anthony will travel with the team to Dallas in advance of Wednesday's game, but will also make a visit to Houston to visit a specialist and get pain medication. "Back spasms is what we understand it to be right now," head coach Derek Fisher said. "We’ll find out more in 24-48 hours. Back spasms are tough to deal with. I’ve never experienced it before. It’s not comfortable at all." It's looking doubtful that Anthony will be able to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Mavs, but we'll update his status as soon as more information is available. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:36 am
  • Mirotic mildly productive in 28 minutes
    Nikola Mirotic scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with two threes, five boards and one assist in 28 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: This was the fear in making a big play for Mirotic -- that Pau Gasol would return and negate the opportunity created by Taj Gibson's injury. Tom Thibodeau doesn't sound convinced that Gasol (calf) will play in Denver on Tuesday so there is some hope for another chance, and for what it's worth Joakim Noah played through a minor eye injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:44 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge drops 76ers to 0-14, scores 33
    LaMarcus Aldridge made 13-of-20 from the field for 33 points against the 76ers on Monday to go with 11 rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He was coming off a 7-of-21 game on Sunday, but the 76ers defense will cure a lot of shooting issues. Aldridge also came into tonight shooting 45 percent from the field overall on the season because he's really struggled on his shots from 10-14 feet, making just 9-of-38 (23.7 percent) of those. Besides that, he's money from everywhere else, so his percentages should be on their way up. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:44 pm
  • Nerlens Noel has 12 points in solid line
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench had a better offensive showing against the Blazers on Monday, making 6-of-7 from the field for 12 points with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.

    Advice: His shot selection is getting much better and he's learning he is not ready to count on his jumper. On the other side of the ball, Noel has been an easy target for opposing power forwards all season and LaMarcus Aldridge was no different. Even before tonight, Noel allowed his man to shoot 56.8 percent from within 10 feet, and maybe that's why coach Brett Brown brought him off the bench. At the end of the day, the stats are starting to come around and his owners should have a little more confidence in him as long as they're not expecting much at the charity stripe. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:18 pm
  • James Johnson plays four minutes on Monday
    James Johnson played four minutes against the Suns with one steal and two fouls.

    Advice: He didn't take a single shot tonight and may not be 100 percent. Johnson said he was "like Wolverine" for recovering so soon from his ankle sprain, but he wasn't a superhero with fouling tonight. He should be better his next time out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:06 pm
  • Tobias Harris (calf) update: Still day-to-day
    Tobias Harris (calf) tried to go through his normal shooting routine before Monday's game, but he and the Magic decided that it was best to pass on playing and he'll be re-evaluated at home in Orlando before Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: "He's just not ready, and it's not smart for us to aggravate anything," coach Jacque Vaughn said Monday. "So we'll give him another couple of days and see what we look like when we get back home." Injury reporting in Orlando is very light and often misleading, so owners really have to stay on their toes and it wouldn't be surprising to see the team buy some time in advance of Friday's game in Indiana. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:45 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • Report: Carmelo (back) 'in a lot of pain'
    Carmelo Anthony (back) is "clearly in a lot of pain" and did not address the media after Monday's game.

    Advice: Anthony needed to go to a local doctor in Houston to get medication not available in the arena, and he is traveling with the team to Dallas so that's a good sign. We'll continue to monitor the situation and while it's uncomfortable to think about Melo pushing through a bunch of injuries in a meaningless season, owners should exercise patience and at least wait for the storm to clear before considering any sell-low offers. J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. are short-term speculative adds at this time and Iman Shumpert should have already been owned in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:31 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony dealing with back spasms
    Carmelo Anthony went to the locker room in the first half due to back spasms and is doubtful to return.

    Advice: The last time he had any noteworthy back problems was back in 2012 and it's unclear how bad this recent injury is. If he's out, the Knicks are in deep, deep trouble. It will be a collective effort from J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. benefiting the most. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 pm
  • Rudy Gay listed as questionable for Tuesday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) is listed as questionable for Tuesday to face the Pelicans.

    Advice: He is still dealing with right Achilles tendinitis and this issue is not going to go away any time soon. Gay does sound like he has a chance to play, but his owners will want to check back to see if he goes through shootaround. If he's out, Omri Casspi will start. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:17 pm
     
    Injured
  • Nerlens Noel is coming off the bench Monday
    Nerlens Noel will come off the bench against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: It will be Michael Carter-Williams, Tony Wroten, Luc Mbah a Moute, Henry Sims and Brandon Davies starting tonight. Noel was awful against the Knicks on Saturday and he's simply fouling way too much right now. His fantasy owners should not have confidence in him right now, but he's still worth stashing. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:28 pm
  • Tyler Hansbrough will not play on Monday
    Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) will not play against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: He doesn't do much while he's on the court and has very little fantasy value. Hansbrough is not worth owning in just about any league. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:52 pm
  • James Johnson will play on Monday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will play against the Suns on Monday night.

    Advice: He has been out since Nov. 16 with what looked like a severe ankle sprain, but Johnson is likely going to see his normal minutes. He was actually turning in mid-round value because of all the defensive stats, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. To be clear, he's not a must-own player and obviously won't be a mid-round guy on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Tobias Harris (calf) out again on Monday
    Tobias Harris (calf) will not play on Monday night against the Cavs.

    Advice: This will be his second game out of the lineup and the Magic will have to tweak their rotation again. Nikola Vucevic had a career game last time out while Elfrid Payton benefitted as Evan Fournier and Victor Oladipo held down the wings. Moe Harkless will also get more burn. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:35 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • Carlos Boozer misses practice on Monday
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) missed practice on Monday.

    Advice: He missed Sunday's game against the Nuggets despite being listed as probable. Boozer has been a guy who usually takes a lot longer to get over his injuries, so there is a chance he sits on Wednesday against the Grizzlies. If that is the case, Ed Davis (ankle) and Robert Sacre will get some more playing time. Jordan Hill also played a ridiculous 42 minutes on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:22 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Nene (foot) isn't able to practice on Monday
    Nene (foot) wasn't able to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Nene is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, so the extra rest during practice may become a regular routine for the big man. There's nothing to suggest he's going to miss time at this point, but that's always a possibility with him. If he is forced to miss time, Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin would benefit the most. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:51 am
     
    Injured
    L, 113-87 @ Cle
  • Thaddeus Young returns to practice Monday
    Thaddeus Young (personal) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: Young is on track to play on Wednesday against Milwaukee and has returned to the team following the tragic loss of his mother. Our thoughts are with Young and his family. With his return, Anthony Bennett should be heading back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:45 am
     
    Injured
  • Dwight Howard (knee) ruled out on Monday
    Updating a previous item, Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Howard was a "potential go" just hours earlier, but he must not have been feeling comfortable in the morning shootaround to be ruled out so early. Without Howard, the Rockets will continue to roll with Tarik Black at center, but Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou will be the guys fantasy owners want to use. For what it's worth, beat writer Jonathan Feigen guesses that Howard will miss more than three games with the knee ailment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:38 am
     
    Injured
  • David West (ankle) 'getting close' to return
    David West (ankle) is "getting close" to returning.

    Advice: West went through an intense workout on Saturday and didn't need any medical tape around his right ankle to do it, so the veteran finally appears closing in on a return. When he does come back, Luis Scola will return to his typical reserve role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:12 am
  • Noel, Wroten (stomach virus) probable Monday
    Nerlens Noel and Tony Wroten both missed shootaround with a stomach virus, but each is expected to play on Monday against the Blazers.

    Advice: The ailment doesn't seem serious since they're already being called probable, but owners may want to check in after shootaround to be sure they're both in the lineup. Noel's absence would mean more time for Brandon Davies, Henry Sims and Robert Covington, while Wroten's absence would increase time for Michael Carter-Williams, and possibly Hollis Thompson and K.J. McDaniels. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:07 am
  • Tobias Harris will be game-time call Monday
    Tobias Harris (calf) will be a game-time decision on Monday.

    Advice: Harris won't go through shootaround, but he'll warm up prior to the game to see if he can give it a go. If Harris is forced to sit out, Moe Harkless should see a few more minutes, but it will basically result in a slight upticks in playing time across the board for the Magic's key contributors like Victor Oladipo and Channing Frye. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:53 am
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • Joakim Noah calls Mirotic a difference-maker
    Joakim Noah said Nikola Mirotic is a "difference-maker at the offensive end."

    Advice: Mirotic balled out on Friday without Taj Gibson (ankle) and Pau Gasol (calf) available with 24 points, 11 rebounds and four 3-pointers, but he's going to need injuries ahead of him to produce like that regularly. He has an offensive game that's very capable of helping fantasy teams, but he's limited by his current role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:55 am
  • Dwight Howard a 'potential go' Monday night
    Dwight Howard is a "potential go" vs. the Knicks on Monday, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.

    Advice: This doesn't really help Howard's owners gain clarity on his status, but it's better than him being ruled out already. We'll get at least one more update on Howard's status against the Knicks, and likely more than that. If Howard can't go, Tarik Black will draw the start, but Donatas Motiejunas and Kostas Papanikolaou will be the main beneficiaries. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 am
     
    Injured
  • Kenneth Faried logs just 19 minutes vs. LAL
    Kenneth Faried was victimized by Brian Shaw's rotations on Sunday, scoring eight points with just one rebound and one steal in 19 minutes during Denver's road win in L.A.

    Advice: Faried sat out until the bitter end of the fourth quarter and the entirety of overtime. He signed a four-year, $50 million extension during the offseason, but coach Brian Shaw may not have received the memo. Darrell Arthur (nine points in 19 minutes) played just as much as Faried, and J.J. Hickson (six points in 12 minutes) wasn't far behind. Faried started slow last year before picking it up after the All-Star break, and owners should do their utmost not to trade him for pennies on the dollar. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:45 pm
  • Marvin Williams FT-less streak at 354 minutes
    Marvin Williams didn't attempt a free throw vs. the Heat on Sunday, extending his FT-less streak to an astounding 354 minutes.

    Advice: He's one of four players in NBA history to begin a season with 300+ minutes without any free throw attempts, and there's no telling when the streak will end. He finished Sunday's game with seven points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds and one assist, and he's only worth considering if you're desperate for 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:48 pm
  • Al Jefferson scores 22 w/ season-high 12 reb
    Al Jefferson had 22 points, a season-high 12 rebounds, two steals and zero turnovers in 34 minutes vs. Miami on Sunday, but he missed a last-second tip-in that could have won the game.

    Advice: Big Al's rebounding is way down this season, thanks largely to Lance Stephenson's impact, but he's now cracked double-digits in two straight contests. Tonight's performance should be viewed in context however, as the Heat rank 28th in the NBA in rebound differential and they're routinely torched by opposing centers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:47 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge joins exclusive FT club
    LaMarcus Aldridge was ice cold for most of Sunday's game, but he persevered to finish with 20 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and one block in a road win vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: LA made 7-of-21 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs, in the process becoming the fifth Blazer in franchise history to make at least 2,000 free throws, joining Clyde Drexler, Terry Porter, Jerome Kersey and Cliff Robinson. Aldridge has one DNP this season, due to an illness, but otherwise he's been a third-round value in 8-cat leagues and an early second-round value in 9-cat leagues due to an unsustainable 1.0 turnovers per game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:29 pm
  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) ruled out vs. Denver
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was listed as probable after missing Saturday's practice, was downgraded to questionable on Sunday afternoon, and ultimately ruled out an hour before tip-off. Ed Davis will get the start at PF in his absence, which should shore up the Lakers' leaky interior defense, and he's worth spot-starting as long as Boozer is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:12 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Chris Andersen won't return w/ sprained ankle
    Chris Andersen went down during the Heat-Hornets game with a sprained right ankle, and he will not return.

    Advice: Andersen limped his way to the locker room and the injury looked ugly enough that it's unsurprising to see him ruled out for the night. If he misses an extended period of time, his minutes will be split up between Chris Bosh, Shawne Williams, Josh McRoberts and Udonis Haslem. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:44 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable for Monday
    Dwight Howard (knee) did not practice on Sunday and remains questionable for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Tarik Black, Donatas Motiejunas, and Kostas Papanikolaou will continue to help fill the void in Howard's absence, but all those guys have been pretty hit-or-miss despite the increased opportunity. Howard owners will need to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:28 pm
     
    Injured
  • Carlos Boozer (shoulder) questionable Sunday
    Carlos Boozer (shoulder) is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: If Boozer is unable to go, Ed Davis will draw the start, and depending on how Davis fares the move could become permanent. Scott has grown tired of Boozer's uninspired play on the defensive end, as he's currently sitting on a +/- rating of minus-90 on the season. Meanwhile, Davis has been racking up the defensive stats in limited playing time and is currently a plus-6 on the year. If Boozer is unable to suit up Sunday, Davis could see his minutes in the 30s, and would make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:06 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Nene's plantar fasciitis in his right foot
    Nene's plantar fasciitis is in his right foot, not the left foot that derailed his 2012-13 season.

    Advice: "I think he’s OK," said Wizards coach Randy Wittman. "I haven’t been able to talk with the trainer or anything to get exactly what’s going on." Nene said the pain has developed "over time" and we're considering him questionable for Tuesday's home game vs. the Hawks, the first in a back-to-back set for Washington. Kris Humphries, Kevin Seraphin and Drew Gooden would absorb Nene's minutes if he can't suit up. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:07 am
     
    Injured
    L, 113-87 @ Cle
  • Mirza Teletovic comes through on Sat.
    Mirza Teletovic delivered on Saturday against the Spurs with 22 points, eight rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He started for Kevin Garnett (rest) and was all his fantasy owners could ask for. Garnett will likely sit later on this year and Teletovic was already putting up solid value, so he's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:43 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony has a decent game vs. PHI
    Carmelo Anthony made 10-of-20 from the field for 25 points against the 76ers on Saturday during a 91-83 win with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Nothing fixes a losing streak quite like a matchup with the 76ers. Anthony is starting to play much better these days and his fantasy owners should still consider him as a first-round guy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:13 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scores 17 points with 12 boards
    Nerlens Noel scored a career-high 17 points against the Knicks on Saturday with 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The minutes were also impressive tonight. Noel was taking a lot of lazy jumpers in the early going, but he may have realized he had a chance to be able to dominate inside. He did only make 5-of-10 from the line tonight and that bugaboo will limit his upside. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:44 pm
  • Nene leaves Saturday with plantar fasciitis
    Nene started Saturday's game but only played six minutes before being ruled out with plantar fasciitis.

    Advice: Uh oh. Nene's 2012-13 season was spoiled by a never-ending bout of plantar fasciitis, so this is an ominous development just three weeks into the season. Kris Humphries is the most likely player to start at PF if Nene misses any time, while DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden could find themselves back in the frontcourt rotation. Fantasy owners should consider Nene day-to-day for now, while bracing themselves for DNPs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:53 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 113-87 @ Cle
  • Mirza Teletovic will start in place of KG
    Mirza Teletovic will start in place of Kevin Garnett on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Advice: This was an expected move as Mirza picks up a lot of the power forward minutes, especially late in the game. He should have some extra minutes and shots go his way, so he's a sneaky player to use in daily leagues as well as a streamer in year-long formats. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:06 pm
  • Matt Bonner (illness) will not play on Sat.
    Matt Bonner (illness) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: He was doubtful and his illness will cost him his third game. Bonner has been helpful for the Spurs while Tiago Splitter (calf) has been out, but he's usually not worth starting in almost any fantasy league. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:54 pm
  • Thaddeus Young expected to practice Monday
    Wolves coach Flip Saunders expects Thaddeus Young to return from his personal absence in time for Monday's practice.

    Advice: Young may rejoin the team on Sunday and this merely confirms that he's on pace to return for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. Anthony Bennett will earn another start in Young's absence on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:53 pm
     
    Injured
  • Dwight Howard (knee) will not play vs. Mavs
    Dwight Howard (knee) will not play against the Mavericks on Saturday and has no timetable to return.

    Advice: He was basically doubtful and he's still not well enough to play. Howard had plasma rich platelet treatment this week, but he still hasn't had a full workload at practice. Tarik Black played well on Wednesday and will get the start again. Kostas Papanikolaou will also benefit. Howard owners can push the panic button, but cutting him is not an option. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:20 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tobias Harris (calf) is day-to-day w/ strain
    An MRI confirmed Tobias Harris (right calf) is dealing with a strain and he is is day-to-day.

    Advice: There are no specifics yet, but based on the information it sounds like a Grade I strain for Harris. Players tend to miss a day or two, but there are instances when it'll take a week to recover. His owners should bench him for now and we should have an update before Monday. Basically the entire rotation benefits here. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:13 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • James Johnson is out again on Saturday
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: He was not expected to play anyway and hasn't gone through a full practice yet. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some extra run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:10 pm
  • Tyler Hansbrough won't play on Saturday
    Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: He is a hustle player, but he doesn't get the hustle stats. Hansbrough has very little fantasy value in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:08 pm
  • Dwight Howard is unlikely to play Saturday
    Dwight Howard (knee) is not expected to play on Saturday against the Mavericks, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Advice: The credible team reporter said he would be "shocked if he plays." Howard's fantasy owners should have him on their benches and can pencil in Tarik Black into the Houston starting lineup. Although, Kostas Papakinkolaou has been the biggest beneficiary sans Dwight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:40 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tobias Harris (calf) will not play on Sat.
    Tobias Harris (right calf strain) will not play on Saturday against the Heat.

    Advice: Wow. This comes out of nowhere and he has no history of any calf issues coming into today. Harris may need an MRI on his calf and we'll be watching for any info on his prognosis. We'll consider him questionable for Monday for now. The Magic will likely have to lean more on Moe Harkless, but they will also likely use Victor Oladipo more at the three. Channing Frye should also get a ton of run at power forward and Andrew Nicholson will also help. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:22 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • Carlos Boozer has a sore shoulder issue
    Carlos Boozer is dealing with a sore shoulder and missed Saturday's practice, but he's probable to play vs. Denver on Sunday.

    Advice: There is no indication that he is in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game against the Nuggets. Boozer doesn't have any red flags on his shoulder and he probably just had a little too much contact at some point. If this does become an issue, Ed Davis would be a hot pickup. To be clear, Boozer sounds like he's OK. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:27 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • John Henson score will change
    The NBA has changed the score of Friday's Bucks at Raptors game to 124-83 to 124-82.

    Advice: With 1:44 left in the blowout, the scorer incorrectly gave John Henson a 3-pointer. That means anyone who started him will lose one point and a 3-pointer in their stats. Considering Henson was barely in the rotation and there were 12 games on Friday, this probably won't affect many fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:31 pm
     
    Injured
  • Matt Bonner (illness) doubtful for Saturday
    Matt Bonner (illness) is doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs have seen Boris Diaw flourish in the starting lineup over the past couple games and he should get another chance tonight. If you want to give him a look in a daily league, it makes sense. Bonner has very little fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:37 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) questionable vs. Mavs
    Dwight Howard (strained right knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Dwight had been considered doubtful so this is an encouraging update, but owners will need to check for updates closer to tip-off. He recently had a plasma-rich platelet injection and may need to sit out another game to avoid aggravating the strain, in which case Tarik Black would earn another start with extra minutes filtering down to Kostas Papanikolaou and Donatas Motiejunas. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:28 am
     
    Injured
  • Nerlens Noel may have planned flagrant foul
    Nerlens Noel may have premeditated the flagrant foul he delivered to Eric Bledsoe just after tip-off on Friday, as Bledsoe was "tipped off" that it was coming before the game.

    Advice: Bledsoe said in a recent interview that his former school Kentucky could "definitely" beat the 76ers, to which Noel and his Philly teammates reasonably took exception. This is unlikely to go any further, but it's worth watching since the NBA wouldn't take kindly to a retaliatory flagrant. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:53 am
  • Nikola Mirotic erupts w/ 24 points, 11 boards
    Nikola Mirotic stepped up with Taj Gibson (ankle) getting hurt against the Blazers on Friday, scoring a career-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Pau Gasol (calf) did not play tonight and X-rays were negative on Gibson's ankle, so he is not a lock for minutes. That said, Mirotic is capable of blocking shots, hitting treys and turning in good percentages, so it's not a bad idea to add him speculatively in some leagues. To be clear, we wouldn't cut a player you're going to miss. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Kenneth Faried finally has a big game
    Kenneth Faried scored 19 points against the Pelicans on Friday with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It was his best game since the opener and things are finally starting to look up for the Manimal. He made 7-of-12 from the field and snapped a five-game streak of not taking double-digit shots. The buy-low window will likely close quickly on Faried. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Teletovic scores 13 points with seven boards
    Mirza Teletovic scored 13 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-12 shots (including a three) with seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Teletovic is returning top 90-115 value (9/8 cat) on the year, averaging 10.8 points with 1.9 treys, 4.8 boards and a 45.6 percent mark from the field. That's easily enough production to be owned in all standard formats, though owners should expect for him to be streaky. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Jefferson goes for 24 and 11 in home loss
    Al Jefferson scored 24 points on 11-of-20 shooting with 11 rebounds and no steals or blocks in the Hornets' 105-100 loss to the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Jefferson has ceded some rebounds to Lance Stephenson this year and hit just 63 percent of his free throws, and altogether he has returned to just top 70-80 value in 13 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:45 pm
  • Harris goes for 17 and 16 in win over Hornets
    Tobias Harris scored 17 points on 5-of-16 shooting (7-of-8 FTs) with 16 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Friday's road win over the Hornets.

    Advice: Harris has been up and down this season in terms of field goal shooting but is paying off huge for owners, regardless. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:24 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • Gay, Cousins, Thompson all probable for Sat
    Rudy Gay (Achilles), DeMarcus Cousins (hip) and Jason Thompson (quad) are all listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Gay is probably the most impacted by his injury but unless this takes a turn for the worse we're not putting any of them on the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:47 pm
     
    Injured
  • Nerlens Noel has a brutal game vs. Suns
    Nerlens Noel had a horrible game against the Suns on Friday with three points, five rebounds, two assists and four fouls in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He did not start the second half because he had four fouls before the break. Noel's big preseason and impressive summer league seem like a distant memory, averaging just 6.0 points, 6.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks ad 2.2 turnovers on 39.4 percent from the field and 28.6 from the line over his last five. It's probably going to be a while before he's a top-100 contributor. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:35 pm
  • Perry Jones still not ready to play
    Perry Jones (knee) will not play against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: The team doesn't know when he will return to the lineup. Jones should be considered questionable to return to action in the next week or so. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:51 pm
     
    Injured
  • James Johnson still out on Friday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He is expected to miss more games, but he has been on the practice court in a limited capacity. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:10 pm
  • Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) out Friday
    Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) will not play Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Hansbrough is averaging a meager 3.4 points and 3.8 rebounds over 17.5 minutes of action this season, so he's not worth owning in most leagues. His absence will result in more minutes for Amir Johnson and Patrick Patterson, but Amir is the guy to own here. Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira will also be joining the active roster tonight, but neither Caboclo nor Nogueira will see major minutes, if any. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:03 pm
  • Dwight Howard receives a PRP injection
    Dwight Howard (knee) received a plasma rich platelet injection on his right knee.

    Advice: This has become common and players usually do at as they are getting closer to a return. Howard is still considered as doubtful for Saturday and he did miss practice on Friday. Tarik Black will likely get another start, but the bigger beneficiary has been Kostas Papanikolaou. Howard owners will want to check back tomorrow and he's also not looking like he'll be a fun player to own this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:17 pm
     
    Injured
  • David West (ankle) returns to practice Friday
    David West (ankle) was a limited participant during Friday's practice and is not expected to return until after Thanksgiving.

    Advice: West remains without a definitive return date, but his return to practice is a positive sign. He'll provide the Pacers with some much needed offense when he’s finally able to suit up, and should be owned in all leagues for his ability to put up points and boards with high percentages. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to help fill the void with West sidelined, but neither guy is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
  • Matt Bonner (stomach) out Friday vs. Boston
    Matt Bonner (stomach illness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Bonner has little fantasy value in most fantasy leagues, and his absence just means more minutes for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, and Aron Baynes. Bonner can remain on the wire in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:22 am
  • Rudy Gay puts up an efficient 20 points
    Rudy Gay made 7-of-11 from the field for 20 points against the Bulls on Thursday and added seven rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He was probable to play with some Achilles soreness and he did have a heating pad on his foot in the fourth quarter. According to TNT's telecast, the Kings were planning on treating him in the game, so there's no need to worry. There is a chance this becomes an issue later, but Gay should be in all lineups right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:35 pm
     
    Injured
  • Rudy, DMC and Thompson are all in on Thurs
    Rudy Gay (Achilles), Jason Thompson (quad) and DeMarcus Cousins (hip) are all starting on Thursday.

    Advice: The team called them all probable and didn't provide any updates leading up to the game, but at least there were no surprises here. Get Gay and Cousins in your lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:37 pm
     
    Injured
  • Matt Bonner (stomach) questionable for Friday
    Matt Bonner (stomach illness) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Bonner is averaging just 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers on the season, and that pretty much tells you all you need to know about Bonner's non-existent fantasy value. Feel free to leave The Red Mamba on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:21 pm
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) probable for Thursday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) is being listed as probable for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Gay hasn't missed a game yet with his Achilles tendinitis, so we're going to say he's very likely to play in this one. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Thursday's tip. If Gay is unable to go, Omri Casspi would likely pick up a majority of his minutes at small forward. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:07 pm
     
    Injured
  • Carmelo Anthony dealing w/ pain in left knee
    Carmelo Anthony revealed after Tuesday's loss to the Bucks that his left knee has been sore since the second game of the season and he's undergone tests on it.

    Advice: "I think he's a smart enough and a veteran enough player that if he had some concern about where he is I think he would come either to me or to our training staff about trying to be smart," said head coach Derek Fisher. "He hasn't done that as of yet. I'm sure we'll continue to keep an eye on it. But he's good to go for now." The Knicks have not revealed exactly what tests Anthony has undergone, but this is something to keep an eye on. Anthony has said that he'll try to play through the pain, but if the Knicks continue their losing ways, it's plausible that Carmelo could eventually decide to rest. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, but there's no reason to panic right now. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:19 am
  • James Johnson (ankle) sheds walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was moving well without a walking boot after the Raptors' practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Raptors' defensive specialist and energizer is questionable for Friday's home game vs. the Bucks. It wouldn't be surprising to see him held out another game as a precaution, but we'll have a much clearer idea of his status after shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:26 am
  • Carlos Boozer turns in another big game
    Carlos Boozer scored 12 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 30 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He shot just 5-of-15 from the field and wasn't quite as hot as his 20-point, 10-board game on Tuesday. Nobody will bother trading for Boozer in your fantasy league, but he's worth owning as a low-upside guy for his points and boards. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:10 am
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Marvin Williams scores eight points vs. Indy
    Marvin Williams (knee) played 23 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday with eight points, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He played a little more small forward tonight because the Hornets are so thin on the wing. Williams is not going to be involved enough in the offense to be used in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:04 am
  • Kenneth Faried quiet in 30 minutes
    Kenneth Faried got 30 minutes from coach Brian Shaw on Wednesday, but had just eight points, 10 rebounds, a steal and zero blocks on 3-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: At this point, you have to wonder if Brian Shaw is shunning Faried in the offense in order to keep Faried down. He has too much talent to be this bad all season and blew up after a slow start last year. Just hang in there with him if you can, but if you feel like you have to move him, there should be some owners out there willing to buy low. The good news is he got 30 minutes after playing just 22 on Monday, so there's that. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:04 am
  • Marvin Williams returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Carmelo Anthony scores 20 points
    Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points against the Wolves during a 115-99 loss on Wednesday to go with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: It would have been a much bigger line, but he did not play in the fourth quarter because the Knicks were getting blown out. For what it's worth, Anthony said his knee issue from Tuesday was not an issue tonight. The Knicks have gone 1-9 in their last 10 games, but at least they'll get the 76ers at home on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:51 pm
  • Nerlens Noel plays well in start for Sixers
    Nerlens Noel started at PF and had 10 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block on 5-of-10 shooting Wednesday.

    Advice: This was easily Noel's best game in recent memory and if you were thinking about dropping him, you should probably reconsider until we see how he plays over the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:44 pm
  • Al Jefferson scores 28 in a loss to Indiana
    Al Jefferson scored a game-high 28 points in a 88-86 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday to go with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was coming off a six-point dud on Monday with only a combined 11 boards over his last two games. Jefferson and the Hornets have lost three games in a row and are now just 4-8 on the season. His fantasy owners shouldn't be as concerned as Hornets fans. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:35 pm
  • Rudy Gay is questionable for Thursday
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) is questionable to face the Bulls on Thursday.

    Advice: He was questionable on Tuesday and didn't play well in a loss to the Pelicans. Gay has dealt with some Achilles issues before, but he should still be in the lineup. Check back tomorrow for an update. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:48 pm
     
    Injured
  • Tobias Harris scores 25 in ugly loss
    Tobias Harris hit 8-of-14 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 7-of-7 free throws for 25 points, three rebounds and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: Over his last four games, Harris has scored 25, 24, 19 and 26 points, hitting 1.75 3-pointers and grabbing 6.5 rebounds. He's also shooting it lights out, nailing 36-of-60 shots during that stretch. Harris has been one of the steals in fantasy this year and as long as he stays healthy, that's probably not going to change. Teammate Nikola Vucevic has been equally as hot and had 19 points and 14 boards in tonight's ugly loss. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:02 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • James Johnson won't play vs. Memphis
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is in a walking boot and does not have a timetable to return. Johnson is a tough customer, but the Raptors will likely be careful based on how things went with Amir Johnson's ankle last season. Expect more Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Matt Bonner out Wednesday w/ stomach illness
    Matt Bonner will not suit up for the Spurs on Wednesday due to a stomach illness.

    Advice: Tiago Splitter (calf) is still on the shelf, so there will be extra opportunities for Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw and Aron Baynes against the Cavaliers' lenient frontcourt. Bonner is coming off a fluky 18-point game vs. the 76ers, but he's too inconsistent for use as more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:40 pm
  • Nerlens Noel is back in the starting lineup
    Nerlens Noel will start next to Michael Carter-Williams, Hollis Thompson, Luc Mbah a Moute and Henry Sims.

    Advice: He has been awful in his three games since returning from injury, averaging 5.7 points, 6.3 boards, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 turnovers on 31.8 percent from the field in 25.7 minutes. Noel should get better, but it might take a while before he's an absolute must-start player on a busy night like tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:27 pm
  • James Johnson (ankle) still in walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was seen still wearing a walking boot Wednesday morning, making him highly doubtful to play against his former Memphis team.

    Advice: It is not looking good for him, and we had our doubts about him recovering in time for this one anyway. Johnson has been huge for Toronto early in the season, and has posted enough defensive statistics to be a nice asset in deeper leagues. However, barring a miracle Johnson will likely sit this one out, meaning Terrence Ross will see a bump in his minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:59 am
  • David West (ankle) will not play on Wednesday
    David West (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: This has to be frustrating for his owners, as he has yet to play this season with his nagging ankle sprain. We will continue to monitor his status and it should be noted that he still deserves to be owned in almost all leagues for his scoring and rebounding prowess. In the meantime, Luis Scola will continue to start with Lavoy Allen backing him up, but neither player is an attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:00 am
  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) quiet in 37 minutes Tues.
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) had a subpar game in 37 minutes of action on Tuesday, making 6-of-17 field goals to finish with 15 points, four rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Gay didn't appear hobbled and his playing time suggests the Kings' coaches and trainers weren't overly concerned about his Achilles tendinitis, which had him listed as questionable for the game. Sacramento returns to action on Thursday vs. the Bulls, and fantasy owners should assume Gay will start unless a report surfaces to the contrary. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:38 pm
     
    Injured
  • Carlos Boozer's 20 & 10 help LAL hold off ATL
    The Lakers pulled out a five-point road win in Atlanta on Tuesday, aided by Carlos Boozer's 20 points (10-of-14 shooting), 10 rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Boozer was torched defensively but made up the difference with solid rebounding and shooting, which is a nice sight after Sunday's dud (six points on 3-of-13 shooting). He's barely clinging to 14-team value this season, but has picked up the pace over the past week and is worth owning if you need points, boards and solid FG percentages. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
     
    Injured
    7:30 pm vs Mem
  • Marvin Williams (knee) questionable vs. Indy
    Marvin Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He played on both Friday and Saturday despite being listed as doubtful and questionable, respectively, so there's a good chance that he'll be in uniform. That doesn't mean he'll have fantasy value, however, as he's coming off a scoreless game and hasn't been consistent enough for use outside of very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:26 pm
  • Report: Nuggets management not high on Faried
    According to sources with knowledge of the Nuggets' thinking, Kenneth Faried is not well liked by the organization, particularly by head coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: "[Faried] is a helluva player and plays hard, but he isn’t well liked [in the organization]," a league source said. "That gets glossed over. He says crazy s---. He thinks he’s the guy, and other guys take exception to his contract." This could perhaps explain why Faried's minutes have regressed this season to just 26.5 per game, however, if the Nuggets were to do some sort of "restructuring," Shaw would likely be the one to go. Denver has been a mess, and they can no longer point to injuries as the main culprit. Faried has been underwhelming following a fantastic summer, but he should be able to eventually turn things around, so he can be viewed as a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:09 pm
  • Thaddeus Young (personal) should return Sun.
    Thaddeus Young (personal) is expected to return to the Timberwolves Sunday.

    Advice: That means Young will be targeting a return for Nov. 26 vs. the Bucks, and Anthony Bennett will draw at least two more starts this week. Bennett put up 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists during his last start, and he makes for a nice, low-budget buy in FanDuel as long as Young is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:17 pm
     
    Injured
  • David West (ankle) out Wednesday vs. Hornets
    David West (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: West's potential return date keeps getting pushed back, and this just really speaks to the severity of the ankle injury he sustained back in October. The Pacers haven't given much updates on West's status, but we'll be monitoring his status closely. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to split minutes at power forward with West sidelined, but neither guy is a very attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:47 am
  • Mirotic productive with Pau Gasol out
    Nikola Mirotic was productive with Pau Gasol (calf) out on Monday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Mirotic needs an injury or two in front of him before he has any real fantasy value, but this is a good sign that he may be able to come through if given the chance. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:55 pm
  • Aldridge (illness) returns to action on Mon
    LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) returned to action in the Blazers' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday, scoring 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting with nine rebounds and one steal in 37 minutes.

    Advice: It's always nice for Aldridge to come away with a nice line against one of the few guys that can defend his fadeaway in Anthony Davis. He's a top 15-30 play (9/8 cat) in the games he's been on the floor this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:49 pm
  • Red Mamba scores 18 points in win
    Matt Bonner scored 18 points with one rebound, three assists and four 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: The 76ers will give up big lines and this is one of the funnier ones. Bonner is not worth owning in most leagues, but he's a deep-league spot-start guy while Tiago Splitter (calf) is out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Nerlens Noel still not hitting his stride
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench again on Monday during a 100-75 loss to the Spurs, scoring four points with six boards, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He's been underwhelming in his last three games off the bench, averaging 5.7 points, 6.3 boards, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks on 31.8 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the line. He should get better, so he can be considered as a buy-low option. Although, his upside is severely capped given his woeful shooting. Additionally, he should wind up in the starting lineup very soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:17 pm
  • Tobias Harris posts big line in win over DET
    Tobias Harris scored 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, four assists, five steals and one block in Monday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Harris started the year with some shooting and shot selection issues and those have cleared up as of late. With efficiency issues getting addressed, he has vaulted himself up to an early round value after 12 games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:38 pm
     
    Injured
    L, 111-96 vs GS
  • Al Jefferson gets shut down on Monday
    Al Jefferson made just 3-of-12 from the field for six points against the Mavericks on Monday with five rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He couldn't deal with Tyson Chandler, who has shut down a number of centers this season. Jefferson has seen his rebounding numbers take a hit with just 5.8 per game over his last five to go with averages of 16.8 points, 2.0 assists and 0.2 blocks. He is a bit of a buy-low guy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:26 pm
  • Faried benched after leaked ESPN report
    Kenneth Faried played just 22 minutes before being benched in Monday's road win over the Cavs, finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting with one rebound, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: Ouch. ESPN reported earlier in the day that the front office wasn't thrilled with Faried and perhaps this was Brian Shaw flexing his muscles in coordination with that report. Of course, Shaw and the front office are circling the wagons after a suspect couple of years, and mounting pressure amidst their disastrous start. A win over the Cavs will certainly net them some currency, but in the long term it would be surprising if Faried is successfully scapegoated here. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:24 pm
  • Arthur plays 26 minutes in Monday's win
    Darrell Arthur logged 26 minutes and double-doubled in Monday's win over the Cavs, scoring 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting (including three treys) with 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried played just 22 minutes and was the subject of a leaked story to ESPN stating how the front office wasn't thrilled with the Team USA forward. So naturally a good game like this out of nowhere might get a little bit more weight in the minds of owners, but unless he can do it again we're not moving the needle at all. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 6:52 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge will play on Monday
    Lamarcus Aldridge (illness) will play on Monday night against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He missed Saturday because of his illness and was able to do through some of shootaround today. Aldridge will be worth using in all formats tonight even in a bad matchup against Anthony Davis. Chris Kaman and Meyers Leonard lose a little bit of value. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 5:15 pm
  • Thaddeus Young is still not with the team
    Thaddeus Young (personal) is still not with the Wolves as of Monday.

    Advice: Coach Flip Saunders didn't mention when Young will be back or if he would play on Wednesday, but he said he should know more on Tuesday. Young's fantasy owners might want to sit him in a three-game week while Anthony Bennett will likely get another start. Shabazz Muhammad may also get more run. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 17, 1:41 pm
     
    Injured
  • Marvin Williams (knee) invisible in start
    Marvin Williams (knee) started Saturday's game vs. the Warriors but went scoreless with three rebounds and one turnover in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Williams missed all three of his field goals and he's been dreadful over the past five games, averaging 4.2 points on 38.1 percent shooting. He doesn't contribute enough in other categories to make up the difference, and doesn't warrant fantasy owners' attention outside of the deepest leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 9:27 pm
  • Kenneth Faried goes for 16-9 in Nuggets loss
    Kenneth Faried scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting (2-of-5 from the line), to go with nine rebounds, two steals, two turnovers, and one assist during Sunday's loss.

    Advice: Faried is currently averaging just 9.5 FGA per game, and he needs to start being more aggressive in Denver's offense. His numbers this season are down across-the-board as he’s averaging11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds over 26.4 minutes of action. However, after such an impressive summer he just has to eventually get things turned around, so owners may want to float out some buy-low offers for The Manimal. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 3:01 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) questionable Mon.
    LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) was a limited participant during Sunday's practice, and is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: When Aldridge was asked about his illness, he responded: "I felt like death." If Aldridge misses Monday's game, expect Chris Kaman and Meyers Leonard to see some extended minutes. Thomas Robinson is also a candidate to earn some extra playing time, but he also picked up a DNP-CD during the Blazers' last game sans Aldridge. Kaman and Leonard are the most attractive plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 1:27 pm
  • Perry Jones (knee) out for Sunday's game
    Perry Jones (knee) will not play in Sunday's game, and has yet to return to practice.

    Advice: He can't seem to turn the corner and it's a terrible shame considering how good he was early in the season. Jones can be ignored in standard leagues with Kevin Durant (foot) on the way back soon and Lance Thomas and Anthony Morrow will continue to fill the void at SF for the depleted Thunder. Thomas is by no means a consideration in almost any league while Morrow makes for an interesting plug-and-play for his 3-point shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 16, 6:43 am
     
    Injured
  • Mirza Teletovic is suddenly cold
    Mirza Teletovic had another awful game on Saturday, making 1-of-7 from the field for two points with four rebounds, one assist and no turnovers.

    Advice: He committed four fouls and is now 1-of-11 from the field in his last two games. Teletovic was on fire to start the season, so his owners should try to stick with him for one more game. That said, he's not must-own material. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 11:18 pm
  • Al Jefferson scores 19 points on Saturday
    Al Jefferson scored 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting while adding six boards and one assist in 24 minutes in a blowout loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: While he was efficient, Jefferson checked out of this one early as the Hornets were steamrolled early in this one. Big Al has been solid so far this season and owners can continue to deploy as usual, with the added bonus that he may see big minutes down the stretch as the Hornets pursue another playoff berth. Rotoworld.com
    Nov 15, 10:20 pm
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