Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball

in partnership with

Yahoo Public 66703 (ID# 66703)
  • Rivers won't commit to Johnson as starter
    Despite the fact that the Clippers snapped a three-game losing streak with Wes Johnson as the starting small forward, Doc Rivers would not commit to keeping him in the starting five long-term.

    Advice: "That lineup is a lineup that I'm going to keep moving, depending on guys," Rivers said. "I like Wes the most because of his size and his ability to shoot, but there's nights where you play a great offensive player at that spot and we may go with a defensive guy. We're going to just keep moving it around." Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce and Johnson are going to continue subbing in-and-out of the starting five for the foreseeable future, making it tough to own any of these guys in most leagues. 29 minutes ago
  • Diaw implies Aldridge (ankle) will play Wed
    Boris Diaw implied that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle, questionable) will play Wednesday against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has spent the past two games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, and while the Spurs are still listing him with the questionable tag, Boris Diaw said that LaMarcus will most likely be guarding Dirk Nowitzki tonight. We're not likely going to have official confirmation on LMA's status until just before the tip, but things are trending in a positive direction for Aldridge. David West will return to the bench if LaMarcus is a go. 37 minutes ago
  • Gerald Green runs w/ starters at shootaround
    Gerald Green was spotted running with the starting unit during Wednesday morning's shootaround.

    Advice: Luol Deng (hamstring) is extremely unlikely to play Wednesday vs. the Pistons, and it looks like Erik Spoelstra is contemplating giving Green the start over rookie Justise Winslow. Green can fill it up when given the minutes, but he's been pretty horrible this season with averages of just 7.6 points and 1.1 three-pointers per game. He'll also be competing for touches with Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as a starter, so even as a punt play in DFS, he'll be a very risky option. 41 minutes ago
  • Mitch McGary (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Mitch McGary (ankle) was moving well during Wednesday morning's shootaround, according to beat reporter Anthony Slater, and he'll likely be available vs. the Nets.

    Advice: McGary is averaging just 5.7 minutes per game this season, so his playing status is largely irrelevant in fantasy leagues. 57 minutes ago
  • Dwight Howard cleared for back-to-back sets
    Dwight Howard has been cleared for back-to-back sets.

    Advice: After spending half the season on the sidelines last year, Howard has looked revitalized this season and he's currently putting up second-round value (punting free throws) in 9-cat and 8-cat leagues behind averages of 13.8 points, 13.6 boards and 2.0 blocks per game on 62.5 percent shooting. However, it's worth noting that Dwight said his minutes will likely be kept in the 20-25 minute range during his first back-to-back set on Sunday vs. the Knicks and Monday vs. the Pistons. Clint Capela's value will take a substantial hit with D12 no longer sitting back-to-back sets. Today, 9:19 am
  • Amare Stoudemire (illness) out Wednesday
    Amare Stoudemire (illness) did not accompany the Heat on their two-game road trip, and he will not play Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: Stoudmire has just suited up for the Heat two times this season, so his absence from the lineup will have zero consequences with regards to fantasy hoops. He's also doubtful for Friday's game against the Knicks, and at this stage in his career, Amare should not be owned in any leagues. Today, 9:09 am
  • Channing Frye will start Wednesday vs. Knicks
    Channing Frye will replace Victor Oladipo in the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Joining him in the starting unit will be Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucavic. Frye is about as hit-or-miss as they come, and with averages of just 6.5 points, 4.0 boards and 1.5 three-pointers on 36.1 percent shooting as a starter this season, he's not worth a pickup in most leagues. It'll be interesting just how long he sticks in the starting five, as Aaron Gordon seems like the better option. Today, 9:01 am
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) doubtful for Wednesday
    Luol Deng (hamstring) is not expected to play Wednesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Deng said that he will wait until closer to Friday before determining his status for the Heat's game against the Knicks, implying that he will not suit up tonight. Owners of Deng should keep him on their bench, and Goran Dragic will see a bit of a boost sans Deng. Justise Winslow will have the opportunity to enter the starting five with Deng on the sidelines, but he doesn't really fill up the stat sheet even when given the minutes. Today, 8:36 am
  • Batum (illness) says he'll play on Wednesday
    Nicolas Batum (illness) participated in Wednesday morning's shootaround, and said that he's good to go for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Batum added that he feels he can play starters minutes tonight, so owners can plan on having him out there. The Wizards are amongst the bottom-tier of teams at defending the shooting guard position, so Batum, who has been fantastic through the month of November, will also make for a quality DFS play tonight. Today, 8:28 am
  • Shumpert (wrist) making progress in recovery
    Iman Shumpert (wrist) has progressed to short-range form shooting with his surgically repaired right wrist, and he's also converting layups.

    Advice: Shumpert is shooting to return by mid-December, which is right at the 12-week mark of his initial 12-14 week timetable. He'll provide a major boost to the Cavs' second-unit, but he can't be viewed as much more than a 3-point and steals specialist in deep leagues. Today, 8:12 am
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Nemanja Bjelica (left knee contusion) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Bjelica was limited during Tuesday's practice, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him spend another game on the sidelines. If he's out, Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad will split his minutes, but neither guy makes for a great play in most leagues. Today, 7:37 am
  • Phil Jackson mentoring Kristaps Porzingis
    Kristaps Porzingis stated during a radio interview on Tuesday that he's been receiving mentorship from Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson.

    Advice: "Phil is there for me, whatever I need on the court, off the court stuff. So we have a great relationship obviously," Porzingis said on ESPN 98.7 FM. "He’s always helping me with little details on the court. He’s a master so I couldn't ask for a better mentor." The rookie is posting forth-round (9-cat) and fifth-round (8-cat) value through the month of November behind averages of 14.3 points, 9.8 boards, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.8 blocks per game on 43.2 percent shooting from the field and 85.3 percent from the stripe. He'll be a fun guy to own this season, but selling high at this point could net quite the return. Today, 7:26 am
  • LeBron James not a fan of forced comparisons
    LeBron James expressed his displeasure regarding forced comparisons during a recent interview.

    Advice: "I think what we get caught up in, in our league too much is trying to compare greats to greats instead of just accepting and acknowledging and saying, 'Wow, these are just great players,'" James said. "When it comes to our sport we're so eager to say, 'Who is better, Oscar or [Michael] Jordan?' or, 'Jordan or LeBron or Kobe [Bryant] or these guys?' Instead of just accepting greatness." James has got a point, and we're not going to force any comparisons here. He's putting up first-round value through the month of November. Today, 6:44 am
  • Kobe Bryant says he could be averaging 35 PPG
    Kobe Bryant said he wasn't really all that worried about his current career-low shooting percentage (31.1 percent) following the Lakers blowout loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, and added that he could be averaging 35 points per game if he really wanted to.

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

    Advice: In case you're wondering, it was the worst shooting performance of his career and some of his shots weren't close at all. Father Time is undefeated and the Black Mamba is his next victim, so his owners shouldn't be expecting too much out of him going forward. Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Ed Davis double-doubles off bench
    Ed Davis hit 5-of-8 shots in 35 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

    Advice: He struggled on Sunday, but was back at it tonight. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and is someone you should trust for as long as Meyers Leonard is out with his shoulder injury. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Mason Plumlee goes for 11 & 17 in loss
    Mason Plumlee hit 5-of-13 shots for 11 points, 17 rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: He played 35 minutes and has been playing very well for the Blazers, posting three straight double-doubles and averaging 15.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in his last three games. And in the game prior to that streak, he scored nine points with four rebounds, four assists and six blocks. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Klay Thompson shoots 3-of-12 from the field
    Klay Thompson struggled against the Lakers on Tuesday, finishing with 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.

    Advice: He also added three boards, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, but it was a little disappointing to see him take a step back after he recently strung together a few good games. Thompson's buy-low window probably opened up a little more after tonight's dud, so feel free to test the patience of his owners in your league. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu struggles in loss to Bulls
    Al-Farouq Aminu hit just 1-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: AFA had scored in double figures in four straight games and double-doubled in two of them, but couldn't put it in the basket tonight. He should bounce back on Saturday against the lowly Lakers. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Draymond Green scores 18 with seven boards
    Draymond Green scored 18 points with seven boards, five assists, two blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: To nobody's surprise, Green turned in yet another 9-cat gem and he is a huge reason why the Warriors are 16-0. Green's playmaking ability has come a long way this season and he was averaging 6.7 dimes per game prior to tonight's contest. Green has been a top-20 player in standard leagues and owners have no reason to sell high. He's just that good. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Noah Vonleh quiet in another start
    Noah Vonleh started again on Tuesday, but hit just 3-of-7 shots for seven points, three rebounds and a block in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Ed Davis played 35 minutes off the bench and is the starter for all intents and purposes, and finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. With Meyers Leonard out, Davis is the guy you want to own here. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 13, hits three more 3s
    Nikola Mirotic hit 4-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: After a bit of a dry spell, Mirotic is suddenly feeling it again, hitting double digits in scoring in three straight games and averaging 13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, a steal and 1.7 3-pointers over that stretch. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Will Barton held to one point in loss Tuesday
    Will Barton scored just one point with three rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Nuggets don't have a lot of size right now due to some injuries and Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan were having their way in the paint, so Denver was forced to play big for most of the game which limited Barton to 20 minutes. There's no reason for his owners to panic considering he averaged 15.6 points, 1.4 3-pointers, 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in his previous five games, so expect him to bounce back vs. the Spurs on Friday. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Gallinari drops 20 points with 18 boards
    Danilo Gallinari shot just 2-of-10 from the field in Tuesday's loss to the Clippers, but he was able to get to the free throw line at will and finished with 20 points and 18 boards.

    Advice: He has been in a slump lately and is shooting just 35.3 percent from the field over his last five games, but he was still aggressive tonight and hit 16-of-17 free throws. The Nuggets are in desperate need of offense and Gallinari is their best weapon by far, so he should be able to get it going from the field soon. Regardless, his owners will be pretty pumped with his numbers tonight. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Paul Pierce scores four points off bench
    Paul Pierce moved to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets, finishing with four points, one steal and one board in 19 minutes.

    Advice: This is the second consecutive game that Pierce has played less than 20 minutes and it doesn't help that Wes Johnson played well with the starters tonight. Feel free to move on from Pierce if you haven't already. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 11 points in start Tues
    Wes Johnson scored 11 points in a start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets, adding two boards, one assist, one block and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He probably would have seen a few extra minutes if he didn't get into foul trouble, but it was an encouraging game for Johnson and it's possible that he could stick in the starting lineup. Paul Pierce hasn't been playing well and Lance Stephenson is still Lance Stephenson, so feel free to take a flier on Johnson if you're in a deep league. Yesterday, 8:56 pm
  • Paul Pierce will move back to the bench
    Paul Pierce will move to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Pierce started vs. the Raptors on Sunday and played just 19 minutes, but the Clippers will likely continue to shuffle their lineup until they find some success. Pierce is only an option in deeper fantasy leagues. Wes Johnson will draw the start on Tuesday. Yesterday, 5:27 pm
  • Wes Johnson will start, Paul Pierce to bench
    Wes Johnson will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets with Paul Pierce moving to the bench.

    Advice: The Clippers haven't gotten a lot of production out of Pierce or Lance Stephenson, so it will be interesting to see if Johnson can build some momentum. Johnson's minutes will still be relatively low with the starters, so owners in deeper leagues can use a wait-and-see approach. Yesterday, 5:22 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire dealing with an illness
    Amare Stoudemire is dealing with an illness and was limited during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Stoudemire's status for Wednesday's game in Detroit is currently up in the air, and with both him and Hassan Whiteside (illness) questionable for Wednesday's game, Erik Spoelstra may be forced to bring Udonis Haslem back into the rotation. Haslem wouldn't have much value in most leagues, but if Whiteside can't give it a go, Andre Drummond could be in for another monster game on Wednesday. Yesterday, 1:07 pm
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) sits out practice Tues
    Luol Deng (hamstring) sat out Tuesday's practice and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Hamstring injuries are tricky, and given that Deng said his hamstring tightened up on him during Monday's game, it wouldn't be surprising to see him wearing a suit on Wednesday night. If Deng can't give it a go tomorrow, Goran Dragic would have some increased opportunity for touches on offense. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh would also see a spike to their usage rates, and Justise Winslow would have the opportunity to start. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 12:54 pm
  • Kobe Bryant sits out Tuesday's shootaround
    Kobe Bryant did not participate during shootaround, but he's still fully expected to suit up for Tuesday night's game against the undefeated Warriors.

    Advice: Byron Scott is just giving Kobe as much rest as possible prior to tonight's game, but there's no reason to believe he won't be out there. The Dubs currently own the sixth-best defense in the league, so owners of Bryant can expect plenty of missed shots tonight. Yesterday, 12:20 pm
  • Mithc McGary (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Mitch McGary (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: McGary's been a negligible part of the rotation for the Thunder this season, so there won't be much fantasy fallout if he's unable to give it a go. Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) limited at practice
    Namenja Bjelica (knee) was able to do some "light stuff" during Tuesday's practice, according to head coach Sam Mitchell.

    Advice: Bjelica has spent the past two games on the sidelines with a left knee contusion, but this is the first time he's been able to get through any portions of the Wolves practice. We'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks, and if he can't give it a go, it'll be Adreian Payne and Shabazz Muhammad picking up some extra minutes. Check back for another update on Bjelica following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Yesterday, 11:44 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Wed
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Aldridge has missed the Spurs previous two game with the ankle injury, and while it's been Davis West starting sans Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard has been the true beneficiary with his usage rate climbing to 28.8 with LaMarcus on the sidelines. We'll likely get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if LMA isn't able to give it a go, Kawhi would be worth a look in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Wizards. Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Batum (gastroenteritis) questionable vs. WAS
    Nicolas Batum (gastroenteritis) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: The stomach bug is going around the NBA right now, and Batum is the latest victim. He's been rolling through the month of November with averages of 17.8 points, 5.8 boards, 4.2 assists, 2.4 three-pointers, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks per game, so it won't be easy to replace his production if he's unable to give it a go on Wednesday. Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson would likely do the heavy lifting on offense with Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb also seeing some increased opportunity. Owners can check back for another update on Batum following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • Amare Stoudemire says Knicks mis-used him
    Amare Stoudemire said the Knicks didn't use he and Carmelo Anthony properly.

    Advice: While some would argue injuries affected his play in New York more, Stoudemire placed some blame for his disappointing Knicks tenure on the team. "I don’t think we had enough opportunities to play together,’’ Stoudemire said. "I moved to the bench and [became the] sixth, seventh man. When I was in the game, Melo, he was out of the game and vice versa. When we did play together, we showed some flashes of what we could do on the pick-and-roll." War of words aside, Stoudemire can be ignored by fantasy owners as he doesn't play enough to provide any value. Yesterday, 7:50 am
  • Mitch McGary twists his ankle on Monday
    Mitch McGary twisted his ankle in Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He was getting a few minutes of action in garbage time, so it's tough to see him suffer an injury in a blowout win. McGary was in a lot of pain and could be looking at some time on the shelf, but he wasn't on the fantasy radar anyways because he has been buried on the bench. Monday, 9:44 pm
  • Luol Deng plays 31 minutes vs. Knicks
    Luol Deng scored nine points with three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision to play today due to a hamstring issue. Deng has not been heavily involved in the offense and has taken less than 10 shots from the field in seven of his last eight games. Deng's low ceiling makes him an undesirable player to own in standard leagues. Monday, 9:40 pm
  • Porzingis has another monster game
    Kristaps Porzingis' hot streak continued during a 95-78 loss to the Heat on Monday, scoring 20 points with 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: All the superlatives. Chris Bosh said earlier today that the Heat were going to try to guard Porzingis better than his previous opponents, but the No. 4 pick still put up a huge line. He's as hot of a property as almost anyone, so his owners could probably get quite a haul if they wanted to sell high. Monday, 9:34 pm
  • Nerlens Noel struggles in loss on Monday
    Nerlens Noel was quiet in Monday's loss to the Wolves, scoring seven points with five boards, one block and two steals in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Noel certainly isn't living up to his offseason hype and it seems like it would take a miracle for him to justify his ADP. He has really struggled alongside Jahlil Okafor and the coaching staff is making an effort to stagger their minutes a little better. Noel's owners are probably pretty disappointed at this point, so it makes sense to buy low. Monday, 9:03 pm
  • LeBron James scores 15 points in win
    LeBron James scored 15 points with six rebounds, 13 assists and one steal in 35 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: He was more of a facilitator today and has seen his scoring drop in each of his last four games. LeBron has made at least 50 percent from the field in all of those games, so it's a matter of decreased usage and not efficiency. He's rolling right now. Monday, 8:08 pm
  • Channing Frye gets seven minutes
    Channing Frye played seven minutes against the Cavs on Monday with nine points and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He was really late on some defensive rotations late in the game and he did not enter the game until seven minutes were left in the fourth quarter. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Monday, 7:09 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will not play Monday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee) will not play vs. the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: He was expected to be a game-time call, but he was ruled out an hour before tip-off. This will be his second straight game on the sidelines and he still hasn't practiced, but we'll consider him day-to-day. Adreian Payne should get a good chunk of his minutes off the bench, while Shabazz Muhammad could get some more action as well. Monday, 4:08 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out for Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Monday.

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

    Advice: He might be limited tonight with his hamstring issue and had tightness for much of the day. If Deng doesn't get his normal playing time, that could mean more minutes for Justise Winslow. Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire out for Monday
    Amare Stoudemire (illness) will not play on Monday against the Knicks.

    Advice: No revenge game today. He's been ill and should be ready to play later this week. Stoudemire has said he is focused more on big games, but he's barely playing right now. Monday, 3:35 pm
  • Luol Deng (leg) is a game-time call
    Luol Deng (hamstring) still has tightness in his hamstring and remains a game-time decision against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He is getting treatment and it sounds like the team is hopeful he'll be able to play. If Deng is out, Justise Winslow would be looking at even more playing time. Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside would play more, too. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire (illness) is now doubtful
    Amare Stoudemire (illness) is now doubtful to play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: STAT may not even see the floor if he is active and he has played in just two games this season. He shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters. Monday, 2:51 pm
  • Kobe Bryant (rest) doesn't practice
    Kobe Bryant (rest) did not practice on Monday and is still expected to play on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off after Sunday and all signs point to him being ready to play against the Warriors. Bryant is not doing much on a per-game basis and is not a must-own player. Monday, 12:14 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge remains questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle sprain) is still considered questionable for Monday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "He looked OK," teammate Danny Green said. The only real update we have to go off of is that Aldridge was practicing free throws when practice opened to the media, and there is nothing to take away from that. Considering the Suns were the other team seriously in the running for LMA's services before he signed in San Antonio, Aldridge should have plenty of motivation to try and take the floor. If he's held out, veteran David West would likely draw another start, but Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw would all help fill the void off the bench. Monday, 9:39 am
  • Amare Stoudemire game-time call on Monday
    Amare Stoudemire (illness) did not go through shootaround, and he's a game-time decision vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: Even if STAT feels well enough to play, the Heat may opt to keep him under bubble wrap. He's played in just two games this season as Miami tries to keep him healthy for the stretch run. Monday, 8:34 am
  • Luol Deng (hamstring) a game-time call Monday
    Luol Deng (tightness in hamstring) is a game-time decision for Monday's contest vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: After originally tweaking the hamstring in the third quarter vs. the Sixers, Deng was able to make it through shootaround despite getting treatment, so that's at least a good sign that the injury isn't serious. Still, the Heat are extremely cautious when treating injuries, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Deng sit out. If he does miss this one, rookie Justise Winslow could get the call since Miami will need his defense vs. Carmelo Anthony. Monday, 8:13 am
  • Stoudemire keeping 'big picture in mind' now
    Amare Stoudemire, who has appeared in two games this season, said he's keeping the "big picture in mind."

    Advice: "It’s about really just keeping the maintenance program and making sure we’re at 100 percent strength by the playoffs," he said. STAT is not relevant in any fantasy format. Monday, 7:08 am
  • Porzingis aiming to achieve more consistency
    Kristaps Porzingis said he wants to be more consistent on the court.

    Advice: Additionally, Porzingis wants to add Dirk's step-back into his offensive repertoire. "This past two seasons when playing in Spain, I used to have ups and downs," Porzingis said. "I really wasn’t consistent. It’s a level higher, better basketball. It’s even harder to be that consistent when guys go into detail watching film on you and get you out of your rhythm. That’s the thing with every game, every season I got to get better at and be more consistent to make sure I help the team every game." In his last three contests, K.P. is averaging 20.0 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.7 3-pointers on 20-of-34 from the field. He's only getting better. Monday, 6:53 am
  • Kobe Bryant again hints this is final season
    In a recent SiriusXM interview, Kobe Bryant again hinted that he's likely to retire after the season.

    Advice: "If something changes I'll come back and play next season. If something doesn't change this is it for me." Some pundits will try to use the quote to take shots at the Lakers, but Kobe is simply referring to himself and whether or not his body can handle another tour of duty. With nothing left to prove and the Lakers rebuild needing to move forward, it would be a surprise to see Bryant return for a potential 21st season. Monday, 6:12 am
  • Paul Pierce returned to action on Sunday November 22. Sunday, 11:25 pm
  • Mason Plumlee double-doubles w/ four assists
    Mason Plumlee notched his third double-double of the season on Sunday with 17 points (6-of-9 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: The Blazers have followed up their seven-game losing streak with consecutive wins, improving their record to 6-9, and Plumlee has been a big reason for the recent success. He finished Sunday's game without any turnover in 30 minutes and the solid FT shooting is very encouraging -- though a dreadful shooter for his career, he's at 80.0 percent over the past five games. Sunday, 9:17 pm
  • Kobe Bryant's shot missing in loss to Blazers
    Kobe Bryant missed all five of his 3-point attempts and finished 6-of-22 from the field on Sunday, scoring 18 points with four rebounds and four assists in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Kobe scored a season-low 10 points on Friday despite logging 37 minutes, and he's logged 30+ minutes in six straight games despite Byron Scott's insistence that he'll give Kobe more rest. His jumpers are coming up short but he keeps firing away, and his 33.1 percent shooting is a huge drag in roto and head-to-head leagues. Sunday, 9:14 pm
  • Will Barton keeps rolling in loss to Warriors
    Will Barton kept up his strong play vs. Golden State on Sunday, scoring 19 points (7-of-10 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs) with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He turned the ball over four times but it was still an impressive game vs. the Warriors' defense, and Barton scored all but six of the Nuggets' bench points. He's a must-own player until further notice -- in his past five games he's averaging 15.6 points with excellent percentages, 1.4 triples, 6.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and only 1.2 turnovers. Sunday, 7:49 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari shoots 4-of-16 on Sunday
    Danilo Gallinari shot 4-of-16 from the field in Sunday's loss vs. the Warriors, but he went 10-of-11 at the line to finish with 19 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal.

    Advice: Gallo is slumping, averaging only 14.3 points on 10-of-39 shooting in Denver's past three games. He's too talented to struggle much longer, however, and this is a prime opportunity to pry him away from his owners below cost. He should fare better vs. the struggling Clippers on Tuesday. Sunday, 7:49 pm
  • Klay Thompson, GSWs torch Nuggets from deep
    Klay Thompson knocked down four 3-pointers on Sunday, en route to 21 points, three rebounds, seven assists and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Mike Malone said prior to the game that the Nuggets' "inability to guard the 3-point line is a joke," and Golden State exploited the weakness by shooting 51.7 percent beyond the arc. Thompson's back is healthy and he's starting to heat up, a welcome turn of events after a sluggish start to the season. Sunday, 7:48 pm
  • Kobe Bryant is starting on Sunday night
    Kobe Bryant will start on Sunday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Kobe played a season-high 37 minutes against the Raptors on Friday, but head coach Byron Scott made it clear that he will be more careful with his workload tonight. Expect him to play around 30 minutes, but his owners can safely activate him in lineups. Sunday, 5:18 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Monday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (mild left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: If Aldridge is again unable to go on Monday, it'll likely be David West drawing the start with Boris Diaw having some increased opportunity for playing time. Kawhi Leonard logged 40 minutes on Saturday with LaMarcus unavailable, so he could again see heavy minutes on Monday, and he'd be worth considering in DFS with an uptempo matchup against Phoenix. Sunday, 2:41 pm
  • Bryant's minutes will be monitored on Sunday
    Byron Scott said that he will try and do a better job of managing Kobe Bryant's minutes during Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Kobe played a season-high 37 minutes on Friday, but the high minute total for the future Hall of Famer still resulted in a loss for the Lakers. "If I want [Kobe] to play both those two games [Sunday vs. Portland and Tuesday vs. Golden State] and be effective," Scott said, "I have to put the minutes back down." Scott said that Kobe's minutes could again be in the 35-37 minute range on Tuesday, given that the team's light schedule this upcoming week, but his minutes will likely be in the low-30s on Sunday. Sunday, 12:44 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) doesn't practice Sun
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee contusion) did not practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Beat reporter Kent Youngblood said that Bjelica will be questionable "at best," for Monday's game against the 76ers, so it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend that game on the sidelines. With Bjelica out, there will be more minutes for Shabazz Muhammad and Adreian Payne, with Muhammad offering the most upside. Sunday, 12:00 pm
  • Paul Pierce will start Sunday vs. the Raptors
    Paul Pierce will start Sunday's game against the Raptors, sending Lance Stephenson back to the bench.

    Advice: Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordon will join Pierce in the starting five for today's game. Despite averaging 31 minutes per game as a starter this season, Pierce is only putting up 4.5 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 three-pointers per game in his previous two starts. Needless to say, he's not worth rostering in most formats. Sunday, 11:05 am
  • Nemanja Bjelica hoping to practice Sunday
    Nemanja Bjelica (knee contusion) did not practice on Saturday, but coach Sam Mitchell is hopeful that he will practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Bjelica wasn't able to play vs. the Pistons on Friday, but it sounds like he is day-to-day. The Wolves take on the 76ers on Monday, so hopefully Bjelica can break out of his recent slump if he can give it a go. The Serbian has talent, so be patient with him if you can. Sunday, 8:25 am
  • Pop: LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated on Saturday that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day.

    Advice: Aldridge didn't suit up against the Grizzlies on Saturday after playing through his ankle sprain on Friday vs. the Pelicans, and he admitted that he was having trouble moving around in that game. "I tried to play through it, but I was a bit of a liability on the defensive side," Aldridge said. "I couldn’t move laterally." The Spurs play the Suns on Monday, so Aldridge should be considered questionable for that contest. If he can't go, David West could potentially draw another start. Sunday, 8:10 am
  • Howard could play in back-to-backs soon
    The Rockets will evaluate Dwight Howard this week to determine if he can play in back-to-back sets.

    Advice: Howard has rested in one game of every back-to-back set this season, but it sounds like the Rockets are willing to clear him which makes a lot of sense considering they are off to a 5-9 start. The Rockets' next back-to-back set begins on Nov. 29 against the Knicks, but we should know more about his status for those games a little later in the week. Sunday, 6:22 am
  • Luol Deng plays 25 minutes
    Luol Deng scored 11 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's moved down pretty far on the totem pole and Justise Winslow is taking some of his minutes. Deng does not have enough upside to own in standard leagues right now with so many high-usage players on the Heat. Saturday, 9:04 pm
  • Nerlens Noel has a bad game in start
    Nerlens Noel moved back into the starting lineup on Saturday against the Heat with 10 points, eight boards, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: He just hasn't been good in the starting lineup. Noel is down to just 20.9 percent on shots from beyond three feet and it has to do with Jahlil Okafor. Before tonight, Noel had a 41.5 true shooting percentage (TS%) next to Okafor, but he's better off not next to him at a 48.5 TS%. He should adapt and improve on his 15th-round value on the season. Saturday, 8:31 pm
  • Porzingis scores 24 w/ 14 boards, 7 blocks
    Kristaps Porzingis was unconscious against the Rockets on Saturday, scoring 24 points with 14 boards, two assists, two 3-pointers and seven blocks in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. The rookie shot 8-of-12 from the field and 2-of-3 from deep, and he really used his size to his advantage with Dwight Howard (rest) out of the lineup for Houston. The rookie exploded for 29 points and 11 boards two games ago so we know he can put up great numbers, but the seven blocks were the icing on the cake considering he was averaging just 1.1 blocks per game prior to Saturday. He won't be this good on most nights, but his fantasy arrow is pointing up as long as he can stay healthy and he is going to give Karl-Anthony Towns a run for his money in the Rookie of the Year award race. Saturday, 7:53 pm
  • LeBron James score 19 in near trip-dub
    LeBron James flirted with a triple-double during a 109-97 win over the Hawks on Saturday, scoring 19 points with 11 rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Thabo Sefolosha is one of The LeBron Stoppers, but the former MVP still managed a solid line to go with his second-lowest scoring game of the season. The Cavs have not started to manage James' minutes, but the they are now sitting pretty with a 10-3 record and that may change soon. Saturday, 7:30 pm
  • Update: Noel starting, Covington off bench
    Nerlens Noel started Saturday's game against the Heat in place of Robert Covington.

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

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

    Advice: There was a small chance that Howard was going to play tonight, but it looks like they will continue to err on the side of caution in back-to-back sets. Clint Capela will draw the start and is an intriguing option in daily leagues. Saturday, 4:43 pm
  • Amare Stoudemire will be inactive Saturday
    Amare Stoudemire will be inactive for Saturday's game vs. Philly.

    Advice: Stoudemire only intends to play in "big" games this season, so this game was crossed off his calendar a long time ago. He has no fantasy value. Saturday, 4:22 pm
  • Luol Deng (illness) will start on Saturday
    Luol Deng (illness) will be in the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Deng wasn't able to practice on Friday, but his status wasn't in doubt and his owners can go ahead and activate him in their lineups. Saturday, 4:18 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out vs. Memphis
    LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

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

    Advice: It would be his first time playing in both halves of a back-to-back set. Howard looked great in his last few game and he will have three days off after today. There should be another update in about an hour. Saturday, 3:18 pm
  • Luol Deng (illness) good to go Saturday
    Luol Deng (illness) will be available for Saturday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Deng took the day off at practice on Friday because of the illness, but head coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that he was back with the team on Saturday. Deng has been really inconsistent this season and is averaging just 10.4 points, 4.1 boards, 1.0 steal, 1.3 assists and 1.2 3-pointers per game, so he is a low-end option at best. Saturday, 8:59 am
  • Draymond Green gets some treatment
    Draymond Green scored nine points with nine rebounds, five assists and three turnovers in 35 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He was outstanding on defense, but this was a quiet stat line. Draymond did need to get treatment for an undisclosed reason, so his fantasy owners will want to make sure he's in the lineup for Sunday. Green is a top-20 player on the season. Saturday, 1:51 am
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 18 points
    Nikola Mirotic scored 18 points on 6-of-17 from the field against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He can't hit anything from deep this month and is down to 22.7 percent from beyond the long line in November. Mirotic's 36 minutes were his most since Oct. 30 and he actually played well in every other facet of the game. He should be able to get it going soon. Saturday, 1:36 am
  • Plays His Age: Kobe Bryant gets 37 minutes
    Kobe Bryant played a season-high 37 minutes against the Raptors during a 102-91 loss on Friday, making 5-of-13 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers.

    Advice: Coach Byron Scott said he wouldn't get Kobe over 37 minutes, but he logged exactly 37:04 tonight. Bryant said he felt fine and said there was no difference between 27 minutes in a game and 37. He is expected to play on Sunday, but isn't a must-own player. Saturday, 1:09 am
  • Mason Plumlee scores 18 points
    Mason Plumlee scored 18 points against the Clippers on Friday with 10 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He took it to DeAndre Jordan tonight and protected the paint nicely on defense. Plumlee had his first double-digit scoring game since Nov. 9, so his fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting that to happen too often. He has 10th-round value on the season so far. Saturday, 12:49 am
  • Like a Boss: Ed Davis drops 17 and 15
    Ed Davis scored 17 points with 15 rebounds and one block in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts went with his big lineup against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, which is very unusual for the Blazers so far this season. Almost all of Davis' minutes are at backup center, so there's little reason to add him even after this huge game. Saturday, 12:45 am
  • Kobe Bryant returned to action on Friday November 20. Friday, 11:56 pm
  • Will Barton bounces back on Friday
    Will Barton bounced back on Friday against the Suns with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was red hot in the first half with all 14 points coming before the break, but he fizzled out in the second half. Barton wasn't really responsible for the Suns knocking down 3-pointers all over the place, so he's probably still set for minutes in the mid 20s. He should be owned in all leagues. Friday, 11:36 pm
  • The Rooster scores 15 points, plays bad D
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: There was a really bad play by Gallo to leave a 3-point shooter, so there's a decent chance coach Mike Malone isn't happy with Gallinari's effort. The Rooster hasn't had his effort called into question before, so hopefully he gets Malone's message loud and clear. His owners shouldn't worry yet. Friday, 11:16 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis takes a step back
    Kristaps Porzingis scored seven points with six rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer against the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: He had a much tougher time tonight against much better defensive bigs than the Hornets on Tuesday during his 29-point game. Porzingis wasn't involved in the offense, but he was very good in the defensive end. Even though he was ridiculous on Tuesday, Porzingis is likely just going to fall in the 70-90 range at best this season. Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Dwight Howard double-doubles w/ two blocks
    Dwight Howard double-doubled during Friday's loss to the Grizzlies, tallying 12 points (4-of-5 FGs, 4-of-8 FTs), 15 boards, three assists, two blocks and three turnovers through 36 minutes.

    Advice: Despite the horrific free throw shooting (55.6 percent) and high turnover rate (3.1), Howard is still putting up sixth-round value on a per-game basis in standard 9-cat leagues, and his value jumps to the fourth-round when turnovers are removed in the 8-cat format. He's currently averaging the most rebounds he ever has while wearing a Rockets jersey (13.4), and he's connecting on a career-high 61.3 percent of his shot attempts. After making it through just 41 games last season, Dwight looks revitalized, and he'll be a must-start guy every time he's on the floor. Friday, 8:29 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) questionable Sat
    LaMarcus Aldridge said that his left ankle is tender, and he will have to see how it feels tomorrow before determining his status for Saturday's matchup with the Grizzlies.

    Advice: LaMarcus briefly left Friday's game against the Pelicans after twisting his left ankle, but he played through the injury, finishing the game with 20 points, 11 boards, two assists and a block through 32 minutes. While the injury doesn't seem very serious, the Spurs have a ton of depth at power forward and tend to be cautious with their stars and injuries, so it wouldn't be shocking to see LaMarcus sit out Saturday's game. If he is out, David West would have an opportunity to start with Boris Diaw seeing a nice uptick in minutes. Check back for another update on LaMarcus following Saturday morning's shootaround. Friday, 8:11 pm
  • Nicolas Batum scores 14 with three treys
    Nicolas Batum scored 14 points during a 113-88 win over the 76ers on Friday, adding four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He is lighting it up from deep in his last five, making 3.4 treys per game with averages of 20.6 points, 4.8 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.6 turnovers. Batum looks like an early-round player. Friday, 7:09 pm
  • Nerlens Noel looks better off the bench
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench on Friday against the Hornets, making 7-of-9 from the field for 16 points with nine rebounds and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

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

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

    Advice: Aldridge briefly left the game after twisting his ankle, but the fact that he's playing through it would indicate that he should be fine moving forward. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Friday, 5:50 pm
  • Paul Pierce (rest) out for Friday vs. POR
    Paul Pierce (rest) will not play against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He probably needs the day off after a season-high 32 minutes on Thursday. Pierce has been awful this season and isn't worth owning in almost any league. Friday, 5:41 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica (knee) out Friday vs. Detroit
    Nemanja Bjelica (left knee contusion) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a knee contusion for Bjelica, and it's currently unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined. Adreian Payne should pick up some extra minutes with Bjelica out, but he's not bringing enough to the stat sheet to warrant consideration in most leagues. Gorgui Dieng could also have some more opportunity for minutes tonight, but he'll remain an extremely risky DFS punt-play. For now, we'll be considering Bjelica day-to-day. Friday, 4:03 pm
  • Covington starts at PF, Noel to bench
    Robert Covington will start at power forward and Nerlens Noel will move to the bench.

    Advice: As mentioned about an hour ago, Noel was been a complete disaster at power forward because he's useless as a scorer from beyond three feet. Now, coach Brett Brown can stagger his minutes with Jahlil Okafor. This is a good thing for Noel. Friday, 4:00 pm
  • Nerlens Noel could play the five?
    Coach Brett Brown said he's considering moving Nerlens Noel to the five and Jahlil Okafor to the four.

    Advice: It makes sense to a degree, but it probably won't help Okafor. Noel has a putrid 42.8 true shooting percentage on the year, which is dead last among all forwards and centers with at least 10 starts this season. He is shooting just 21.3 percent outside of three feet, so this change would be good for him. Friday, 2:41 pm
  • Dwight Howard will play on Friday vs. MEM
    Dwight Howard will play on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Rockets are heading into a back-to-back set and will play against the Knicks on Saturday, so Howard isn't expected to play in that one. Howard's scoring has been down as he has combined for just 12 points in his last two games, but he is showing signs of improvements in other areas and is worth starting for his production in boards, blocks and FG percentage. Friday, 10:57 am
  • Luol Deng (illness) misses practice Friday
    Luol Deng (illness) was not able to practice on Friday.

    Advice: The Heat have a game against the winless 76ers on Saturday, so it's possible that Miami might hold him out as a precaution if he isn't 100 percent. If Deng is unable to play we should see a lot more of Justise Winslow, while Tyler Johnson and Gerald Green could get a few more minutes off the bench. Friday, 10:42 am
  • Nerlens Noel (knee, wrist) will play Friday
    Nerlens Noel (knee, wrist) will play vs. the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: 76ers head coach Brett Brown recently revealed that Noel has been dealing with "some knee problems with some tendinitis," but it's a good sign if they are going to let him play through it. The 76ers will be cautious with him if the issue lingers, so keep a close eye on the injury report moving forward. Friday, 8:22 am
  • Klay Thompson scores season-high 25
    Klay Thompson scored a season-high 25 points against the Clippers on Thursday with three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He actually played some great defense on Blake Griffin in the post tonight, so that's all the evidence you need to know how healthy his back is -- assuming he is healthy following this game. Thompson was uber aggressive today and his 12 attempts from the line tonight almost doubled his 14 attempts from his previous 11 games. If you bought low in the past week, you're looking pretty smart with Klay trending up. Thursday, 11:31 pm
  • Draymond Green continues to be a monster
    Draymond Green made 7-of-9 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, nine assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He's one of a kind and his defense was huge tonight. Green picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, but the team kept him out there and he didn't get another foul. Green is averaging 12.5 points, 7.8 boards and 7.1 assists, which puts him on pace to be the first PF or C since Wilt Chamberlain to average a 12-7-7 line. He's awesome and has first-round value on the season. Thursday, 11:24 pm
  • Paul Pierce plays 32 minutes
    Paul Pierce played a season-high 32 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with six points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Coach Doc Rivers really wanted to use Pierce as much as he could, but it didn't work out. Don't expect Pierce to play nearly as much on Friday against the Blazers. He's only worth owning in deep leagues and will lose value once J.J. Redick (back) returns. Thursday, 10:51 pm
  • LeBron James scores 27 points on 13 FGAs
    LeBron James scored 27 points with nine rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes during a 115-100 win over the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: He made 9-of-13 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line for a very efficient night. LeBron is flat-out rolling as a scorer in his last five, averaging 31.2 points, 7.4 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 treys. Considering the Cavs are 9-3 and LeBron's minutes will likely be managed later, selling him at a top-five value makes some sense. Although, that might be tough because LeBron only has second-round value on the year. Thursday, 9:13 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) will play on Thursday
    Klay Thompson (back) will play Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Thompson was limited during Wednesday's practice, but he was never really expected to miss Thursday's matchup against the Dubs California rivals. He should get a healthy heaping of minutes tonight with Shaun Livingston (hip) out, so go ahead and get him active. Thursday, 11:45 am
  • Nikola Mirotic's slide continues vs. Phoenix
    Nikola Mirotic was quiet again vs. the Suns, posting 10 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 21 minutes.

    Advice: He shot just 4-of-12 from the field and didn't attempt any free throws, but at least he contributed a few triples and steals. Mirotic's confidence seems rattled and his playing time is decreasing alongside his efficiency -- in the past five games he's averaging 8.6 points on 31.7 percent shooting. He's too good to cut outright, but owners should think about benching him until he regains his footing. Wednesday, 10:17 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari held to nine points vs Spurs
    Danilo Gallinari cooled off vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 2-of-9 shooting with eight boards, three assists and one block.

    Advice: He was coming off a 32-point game on Tuesday, but the matchups were night and day -- he blew up vs. the Pelicans and struggled vs. the Spurs. The Rooster should get back on track in a favorable matchup vs. the visiting Suns on Friday. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Will Barton held in check vs. San Antonio
    Will Barton played 22 minutes vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 4-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and zero turnovers.

    Advice: It's a mild letdown after his torrid three-game stretch, but San Antonio will have that effect on opponents -- they are allowing the fewest points of any team in the league this season. Barton should be owned in all competitive leagues at this point. Wednesday, 9:11 pm
  • Dwight Howard grabs 19 boards
    Dwight Howard grabbed 19 rebounds against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding seven points, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 40 minutes.

    Advice: That's a season-high for minutes, but his playing time is clearly trending up. Howard has been cleaning the glass in his last five with 15.6 boards per game, adding averages of 12.8 points, 2.0 assists, 2.2 blocks and 0.4 steals. He will likely be resting here and there, but at least the production is coming around. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Mason Plumlee blocks six shots
    Mason Plumlee blocked six shots against the Rockets on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He blocked James Harden three times and had a career high in blocks. Plumlee's minutes have held steady, but his output hasn't changed much with the team losing Meyers Leonard. He's worth a look in standard leagues if you're OK with sub-par foul shooting. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Noah Vonleh starts, scores four
    Noah Vonleh started on Wednesday with four points, six boards, and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He's been shuffled in and out of the starting lineup because coach Terry Stotts likes to play the matchups. Vonleh will be too inconsistent to own in almost any league. Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 16 with 15 boards
    Al-Farouq Aminu scored 16 points with 15 boards, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's basically the team's top power forward now. Coach Terry Stotts used him at the four for more than half of his playing time, which will continue until Meyers Leonard (shoulder) can get back. He's a must-start player. Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica's slump continues in Orlando
    Nemanja Bjelica's slump continued in Wednesday's OT loss, as he fouled out with a mere three points, four rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: It wasn't pretty for Bjelica tonight. He's averaging 2.3 points in Minnesota's past three games and his playing time has dwindled as a result. He has nice potential as the Wolves' primary PF and is worth hanging onto, but there's no sugar-coating it -- right now he's just playing poorly. Wednesday, 7:47 pm
  • Channing Frye gets unexpected 2nd-half start
    Channing Frye unexpectedly started the second half of Wednesday's game, but he failed to score and played only seven minutes.

    Advice: He and Dewayne Dedmon started in place of Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic after the half, but it was Jason Smith (27 minutes) who absorbed all the playing time at center. Frye's bizarre, temporary promotion clearly does not affect his fantasy outlook. Wednesday, 7:42 pm
  • Nicolas Batum bounces back Wed w/ full line
    Nicolas Batum made 7-of-12 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs vs. the Nets on Wednesday, finishing a home victory with 24 points, three 3-pointers, eight assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: This helps atone for Tuesday's dud, during which he scored four points on 1-of-9 shooting. Batum was red-hot in the three games prior and his owners should just hang tight and enjoy the ride, even if it has a few unexpected bumps. Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Nerlens Noel has knee 'problems', tendinitis
    Nerlens Noel has been dealing with "some knee problems with some tendinitis," according to Sixers coach Brett Brown.

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

    Advice: The Pacers went big to surprise the 76ers an hour ago, so the 76ers changed from their plan of starting Robert Covington. We'll see if the 76ers try to stagger Noel's minutes with Jahlil Okafor. Wednesday, 4:10 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) limited in practice
    Klay Thompson (back) was limited in practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's still fully expected to play against the Clippers on Thursday. Thompson is off to a very slow start this year due to his usage rate dipping from 27.5 last year to 22.7 this year while also struggling with his 3-point shot. He's a buy-low candidate. Wednesday, 12:40 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis downplays 29-point outing
    Kristaps Porzingis remained modest following his 29-point explosion on Tuesday, saying he "could have played better."

    Advice: "I made some shots. I could have played better, obviously," Porzingis said shortly after performing the rookie task of getting towels for Knicks veterans. "But that was just one game," Porzingis added. "The most important thing is with my help, my good game, we managed to win the game." Porzingis is averaging 12.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 0.8 three-pointers, 0.8 steals and 1.1 blocks per game on the season, so he's making it clear that the whole "project" narrative was not justified. Wednesday, 9:44 am
  • Will Barton not afraid of taking contact
    Will Barton described his style of play during a recent interview, saying that getting to the rim is his number one priority.

    Advice: "I like contact. I like to get hit. I like to hit people," said Barton. "I’m not waiting for someone to knock me over, I’m going into it. It’s easier that way. It comes from being from Baltimore, growing up playing outside, being tough and learning from my environment. The rim is where I want to get. No doubt." Barton has been en fuego to begin the 2015-16 season with averages of 14.5 points, 5.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 three-pointers per game on 48.7 percent shooting from the field and 90.3 percent from the stripe. He's still not owned in enough leagues (64 percent in Yahoo!) given that he's currently putting up third-round (9-cat) and fourth-round (8-cat) value, so go ahead and swoop him up if he's still available. Wednesday, 5:36 am
  • Will Barton returned to action on Tuesday November 17. Wednesday, 12:13 am
  • Rise and Shine: Danilo Gallinari scores 32
    Danilo Gallinari made 12-of-19 from the field for 32 points during a 115-98 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday, adding eight rebounds, eight assists and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: It's the fourth time in his last six in which he scored at least 25. Gallinari also threw down an alley-oop jam and said he didn't know he had it in him during the post-game interview. Plus, he continues to run the offense more a lot like he did at FIBA. His efficiency is trending up with a 59.7 true shooting percentage to help him rise to a second-round value on the season in standard leagues. If he can stay healthy, he should be an outstanding value. Tuesday, 10:46 pm
  • Thompson (back) scores 19 points in return
    Klay Thompson (back) returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting with three assists, one board and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Thompson has had a very slow start to the season and was averaging just 15.2 points per game prior to Tuesday's game. He's only been a mid-round asset thus far, but his value will skyrocket once he gets hot from the field. His back injury could explain his slow start, but the buy-low window will close rapidly if he continues to pick it up. Tuesday, 10:28 pm
  • Draymond Green scores nine with nine boards
    Draymond Green played through the flu on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring nine points with nine boards, five assists, one steal, one block and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: All things considered, this was a fantastic line for Green and you could make the argument that he has been the Warriors' second best player this season behind Stephen Curry. He's worth every penny that the Warriors gave him this offseason and he is currently returning first-round value to his owners. Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • License to Thrill: Will Barton has 17 points
    Will Barton stayed hot during a 115-98 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: This guy is on fire. Barton started the second half and this matchup played right into coach Mike Malone's hands with so much small-ball. In his last three, he's averaged 20.7 points, 8.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.3 treys on 54.8 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the line. He has third-round value on the season and top-five value in that aforementioned three-game span. Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • LeBron James scores 30 points in loss to DET
    LeBron James scored 30 points during a 104-99 loss to the Pistons on Tuesday, adding six rebounds, three assists, four 3-pointers and four turnovers.

    Advice: That's four consecutive 30-point games for LeBron. In that span, he's averaged 32.3 points, 7.0 boards, 5.5 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks, 2.5 treys and 4.8 turnovers on 53.4 percent from the field and 64.1 percent from the line. James is absolutely feasting at the rim during this stretch, making 30-of-40 from that range. He might be stringing together quite a few 30-point games when he's scoring like this. Tuesday, 9:14 pm
  • Gerald Green plays 12 minutes in return
    Gerald Green returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, scoring two points with four boards and one assist in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Green was averaging 21.7 minutes per game prior to his suspension, so he is probably going to have to climb out of the doghouse before he will have any fantasy value. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 9:11 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica struggles again on Tuesday
    Nemanja Bjelica had another rough game on Tuesday vs. the Heat, finishing with zero points on 0-of-7 shooting with four boards and two blocks in 16 minutes.

    Advice: That's now two bad games in a row for the Serbian, but he got into some early foul trouble like he did against the Grizzlies on Sunday and never really found his rhythm after that. He is still one of the best 3-point shooters on the Wolves' roster and his talent is undeniable, so we'd expect him to bounce back vs. the Magic on Wednesday. Tuesday, 8:21 pm
  • The Future Is Now: Porzingis drops 29 and 11
    Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 29 points against the Hornets during a 102-94 win on Tuesday, adding 11 rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 10-of-17 from the field, all seven from the line and only had one turnover. Of course the MSG crowd was chanting "MVP" for Porzingis, which isn't saying much because they've done the same for Quincy Acy. He's the youngest Knick ever to have 25-point, 10-board game and will probably have a few more of those this season. If you have him in a Dynasty league, you have to be feeling pretty good about it right now. Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Nic Batum stinks on Tuesday
    Nicolas Batum scored four points on 1-of-9 from the field against the Knicks on Tuesday, adding six rebounds and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Gross. Batum is coming off a Eastern Conference Player of the Week, but really couldn't hit anything tonight. He's getting to the rim a lot more than last year, which is key for a guy who has excelled in that department throughout his career. He'll be better on Wednesday against the Nets. Tuesday, 7:22 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) will play on Tuesday
    Klay Thompson (back) will play on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Additionally, Thompson won't have any restrictions, but coach Luke Walton will keep a close eye on him in case he struggles. Go ahead and get Thompson in your lineups. As expected, Brandon Rush will return to the bench. Tuesday, 6:08 pm
  • Will Barton (shoulder) will play on Tuesday
    Will Barton (shoulder) will play on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Barton was probable heading into this one, so this news is far from surprising. His minutes have been trending upwards as of late, and he logged a season-high 37 minutes in his last one, so go ahead and get him active for a favorable matchup with New Orleans. Tuesday, 4:05 pm
  • Gerald Green will be available Tuesday
    Gerald Green will be available to play on Tuesday vs. the Wolves.

    Advice: Head coach Erik Spoelstra said that he is planning on playing Green, but his owners may want to keep him on their bench until we see what type of role he will have. Green is only on the radar in deeper formats while Dwyane Wade is healthy. Tuesday, 3:01 pm
  • Draymond Green says he'll play on Tuesday
    Draymond Green (illness) said that he will play in Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Green was a full participant during shootaround, and he's not even being listed on the Dubs injury report. Go ahead and get him active. Tuesday, 12:04 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) goes through shootaround
    Klay Thompson (back) went through Tuesday morning's shootaround, and he remains probable to play against the Raptors.

    Advice: Thompson said that his back feels good and he's excited to get back on the court for Tuesday's game, and there's absolutely no reason to believe he'll sit this one out. Go ahead and the get the 3-point sniper active. Tuesday, 11:27 am
  • Draymond Green goes through shootaround
    Draymond Green (illness) was present during the Warriors shootaround.

    Advice: The Dubs have not yet updated his status for Tuesday's game against the Raptors, but going through shootaround can certainly be viewed as a positive sign. However, if Green is forced to sit this one out, it would likely be Marreese Speights sliding into the starting five, and he'd be worth a look in DFS. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 11:25 am
  • Iman Shumpert ahead of schedule in rehab
    Iman Shumpert (right wrist surgery) is now targeting a mid-December return.

    Advice: Shumpert said he's ahead of schedule in rehabbing a ruptured Extensor Carpi Ulnaris sheath in his right wrist and is hoping to make his season-debut in mid-December. "They said 12-14 [weeks], right? If I can make it at 12, I'm trying to make it at 12," Shumpert said. "If I can get there right at 12, I'm trying to get there right at 12, but I'm trying to make sure I take my time." While Shumpert's return will be a boost to the Cavs rotation, his low ceiling limits him to being an add in deeper fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 6:39 am
  • Aminu bounces back against the Spurs
    Al-Farouq Aminu bounced back on Monday with 17 points, four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He only scored seven points on Sunday and continues to get minutes at both forward spots. Aminu has been surprisingly good from deep with 2.0 treys per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.6 points, 4.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 steals in that span. He's a must-start fantasy player in standard leagues. Monday, 9:32 pm
  • Ed Davis doesn't score in 17 minutes
    Ed Davis failed to score in his 17 minutes off the bench on Monday, adding four rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: He is still only getting minutes as Mason Plumlee's backup center and hasn't benefited at all from Meyers Leonard (shoulder) going down. Davis can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Noah Vonleh moves back to the bench
    Noah Vonleh moved back to the bench on Monday with three points, six boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Spurs.

    Advice: He hit his first 3-pointer of his career and didn't look too bad tonight. Chances are Chris Kaman won't stick in the starting lineup for long, so maybe the Blazers give Vonleh a longer look. Obviously there's no need to add him because he hasn't produced anything noteworthy in the NBA and Meyers Leonard (shoulder) was even doing some shooting today. Vonleh has some upside, though. Monday, 9:23 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores just five points in loss
    Dwight Howard returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, but he was held to just five points on 2-of-4 shooting with 12 boards, three assists and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He also had a couple turnovers and hit just 1-of-2 attempts from the charity stripe. Howard hasn't even cracked the top-100 for standard-league value when you factor in games played, so it certainly won't help if he continues to sit out back-to-back sets. Looking ahead, the Rockets will have another back-to-back set in which they will play the Grizzlies on Friday and the Knicks on Saturday. Monday, 9:17 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores just six points
    Nikola Mirotic scored six points on 2-of-7 from the field with six rebounds and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: He's in one heck of a slump right now. Even before this game, he made just 28.0 percent from the field this month and he's seen his playing time dip to just 22 minutes per game in that span. Mirotic will eventually snap out of it and the chances of Joakim Noah dealing with knee pain at some point are pretty high, so Mirotic is a buy-low target. Monday, 7:51 pm
  • Noah Vonleh will return to the bench
    Noah Vonleh will return to the bench for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Vonleh got the start in place of Meyers Leonard (shoulder) on Sunday vs. the Hornets, but coach Terry Stotts will go with Chris Kaman tonight. Vonleh has upside, but he won't worth a look until he is consistent part of the rotation. Monday, 5:39 pm
  • Dwight Howard (rest) starting on Monday
    Dwight Howard (rest) will start on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He sat out on Saturday against the Mavericks because it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he will see his normal workload tonight and his owners can go ahead and activate him. Clint Capela will return to the bench. Looking ahead, the next back-to-back set for Houston begins on Friday vs. Memphis. Monday, 4:50 pm
  • Draymond Green (illness) misses practice
    Draymond Green (illness) missed practice on Monday due to the flu.

    Advice: He didn't look ill on Saturday, so Green has been sick for less than two days. That means he has a decent chance to miss Tuesday against the Raptors. If he's out, we'll probably see a lot of Harrison Barnes as a stretch four and Andre Iguodala would also be looking at more minutes. James Michael McAdoo and Marreese Speights would also step up and would be candidates to start. The Warriors have four games this week, so Draymond should still be in weekly lineups regardless. Monday, 1:00 pm
  • Klay Thompson (back) probable for Tuesday
    Klay Thompson (back) practiced on Monday and is probable to play against the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Warriors did not look good on Saturday without Klay and needed overtime to get a win -- also some horrible game management from the Nets. Brandon Rush got the start, but Shaun Livington played the most minutes with the other four starters at 14.4. Leandro Barbosa should also return. Klay has a good chance to play and should be in most weekly lineups. He's also a prime buy-low candidate. Monday, 12:53 pm
  • Will Barton (shoulder) is probable
    Will Barton (shoulder contusion) is probable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: He had a little bit of a fall on Saturday, but he was able to return. Barton is one of the hottest fantasy properties out there and should be owned in all leagues. With Wilson Chandler (hip) out for the season, Barton's minutes appear to be safe going forward. Monday, 11:51 am
  • Gerald Green's conditioning is game-ready
    Gerald Green's conditioning is considered game-ready.

    Advice: It's unclear what role Green will hold upon returning to the Heat, but the good news is he's not limited now that he's back with the team. Nov 16, 10:02 am
  • Nicolas Batum on fire over his last four
    Nicolas Batum is averaging 25.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.8 3-pointers over his last four contests.

    Advice: Shooting 57 percent from the field and 58 percent from distance, Batum is playing like a man on fire. We hope you didn't sell low when Batum was adjusting to his new role as he's poised to flourish all season long in an offense that wants to feature him as its No. 1 option. Nov 16, 9:56 am
  • Gerald Green apologizes for suspension
    Gerald Green apologized for his two-game suspension, saying he was "ashamed" of his incident.

    Advice: Green declined to discuss details. "I'm just trying to just get over this situation," Green said. "I can't apologize enough to the residents that lived in my building, my fans who supported me and definitely my family. That was a situation that I'm not proud of. But I'm ready to move forward. I'm ready to continue with the team's goals. I'm ready to be with my brothers." No charges have been filed. Nov 16, 7:01 am
  • Noah Vonleh quiet despite start at PF Sunday
    Noah Vonleh had nine points, six rebounds, one assist and no defensive stats on Sunday, while filling in at PF for Meyers Leonard (shoulder).

    Advice: Leonard has no clear return date and coach Terry Stotts is still experimenting with his lineups -- Vonleh replaced Ed Davis in the starting five at the last minute tonight. Vonleh has barely been in the rotation and will need to string together a few nice games before getting on the standard-league radar. Nov 15, 4:54 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu quiet due to foul trouble
    Foul trouble limited Al-Farouq Aminu on Sunday, as he scored only seven points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Although disappointing, this isn't a real concern for Aminu's fantasy owners -- he's averaging just 3.0 fouls per 36 minutes this year. Portland is riding a five-game losing streak, and Aminu should come out firing in the Blazers' upcoming four-game week. Nov 15, 4:51 pm
  • Nicolas Batum scores season-high 33 points
    Nicolas Batum scored a season-high 33 points to beat the Blazers on Sunday, making five 3-pointers with five rebounds, six assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Talk about a revenge game. It was Batum's first 30-point performance since 2012 and he did it with efficiency, making 11-of-19 field goals and 6-of-7 free throws. Batum has been on fire in his past two games and is fulfilling all of our pre-draft expectations. Nov 15, 4:49 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica struggles Sunday vs Grizzlies
    Nemanja Bjelica had a foul-plagued dud vs. the Grizzlies, scoring four points on 2-of-5 with one rebound and no other stats to his credit.

    Advice: He picked up five fouls in 24 minutes, two of which were intentional in the final minute. Bjelica has been a steady fantasy producer in 28.9 minutes per game this season, and one lousy game vs. Memphis doesn't damage his value. Nov 15, 4:19 pm
  • Update: Ed Davis will come off the bench Sun
    Updating a previous report, Ed Davis will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Noah Vonleh will get the start tonight, with Davis and Chris Kaman helping man the second-unit. Davis should see his minutes in the low-20s, so he's not a strong option in standard leagues. Nov 15, 2:09 pm
  • Noah Vonleh starting Sunday vs. Charlotte
    Noah Vonleh, and not Ed Davis, will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Terry Stotts has again pulled a fast one on us, changing the starting lineup at the very last second, despite Ed Davis originally being listed as the starter. It's going to be tough to predict who gets the start at the power forward spot for however long Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is out with Stotts at the helm, but it'll likely be Davis, Vonleh and Kaman fluctuating in and out of the starting five based on the matchup. We'll let you know how Vonleh fares in his first career start against the team that drafted him following the game. Nov 15, 2:03 pm
  • Ed Davis starting, Chris Kaman benched
    Ed Davis will slide into the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets, sending Chris Kaman back to the bench.

    Advice: Kaman drew a surprise start during Friday's game, but that was likely due to the fact that the Blazers were going up against the Grizzlies. Davis may be the starting power forward for the Blazers for however long Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is sidelined, and after putting up seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks in limited minutes vs. the Grizzlies, Davis is worth a speculative add in standard leagues for those seeking some rebounding and shot blocking. Nov 15, 1:21 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis struggles with shot in win
    Kristaps Porzignis struggled with his shot during Sunday’s win over the Pelicans, going 4-of-15 from the field to go with 10 points and four rebounds.

    Advice: Porzingis was thoroughly dominated by Anthony Davis in this one, but he still found a way to be effective, offering fantasy owners one 3-pointer, one steal and one block in his 23 minutes of floor time. Head coach Derek Fisher praised Porzingis' ability to impact the game and not get discouraged despite the poor shooting, and the Knicks' rookie has been quite impressive this season. He’s putting up late-round value on the year, and he’s well worth a roster spot in all leagues. Nov 15, 12:21 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic expected to start on Monday
    Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said that he is planning on keeping Nikola Mirotic in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: Hoiberg also said that he could change his mind, and it was already reported earlier that he was strongly considering inserting Joakim Noah into the starting lineup. Mirotic's job is probably safe for now, but he will have to play better if he wants to hold off Noah. Mirotic scored just three points with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Hornets on Friday. Nov 15, 10:45 am
  • Draymond Green logs a triple-double in OT win
    Draymond Green recorded his second career triple-double in Saturday's overtime win over the Nets, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists, 10 boards, two steals, four blocks and two 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. He did have four turnovers, but this line is just ridiculous. The Warriors are running a lot of their offense through Green and he is now averaging 12.4 points, 8.6 boards, 8.8 assists, 2.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointer over his last five games. We knew Green could light up the box score, but his assists numbers have been the icing on the cake. Green has been a top-20 asset so far this season and that could rise if he can keep his turnovers down. Nov 14, 10:23 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores eight points
    Danilo Gallinari scored eight points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Suns on Saturday during a 105-81 loss.

    Advice: It's his third game of the season below 25 percent from the field with his 2-of-12 shooting line. Gallinari was always in a position to succeed and he's still putting up fourth-round value on the season after this one. As long as he stays healthy, he'll be worthy of his ADP. Nov 14, 9:51 pm
  • Will Barton stays hot, drops 19 w/ 12 boards
    Will Barton scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: He has to get more minutes now. Barton has third-round value on the season, so calling him a must-add player doesn't even do him justice. Nov 14, 9:37 pm
  • LeBron James scores 37 points in 2OT loss
    LeBron James scored 37 points during a double-overtime 108-105 loss to the Bucks on Saturday, adding 12 rebounds, five assists, one steal, three blocks, five 3-pointers and seven turnovers in 45 minutes.

    Advice: That's season highs in points, field goal attempts, rebounds, blocks, 3-pointers, turnovers and minutes. James and the Cavs are off until Tuesday, so the time off should help him. On the season, he's averaging 27.0 points, 6.8 boards, 6.4 assists, 2.0 steals, 0.7 blocks, 1.1 treys and 3.3 turnovers. Nov 14, 9:13 pm
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.