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  • Chris Paul scores 17 points in a win
    Chris Paul was in control on Friday during a 111-90 win over the Pelicans, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: A lot of people probably aren't happy with CP3 because he tried to get a foul off Anthony Davis (knee) in transition and it short of put Davis' knee in an awkward spot. That aside, Paul has 26 assists in his last three games to go with just two turnovers. He looks like he's back and over his groin injury. Today, 1:08 am
  • Austin Rivers gets his revenge
    Austin Rivers scored 17 points off the bench against the Pelicans on Friday with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Revenge game? THE REVENGE GAME?!! Rivers was basically jettisoned by the Pelicans at the 2015 trade deadline last year, so this was probably the main landmark on Narrative Street of the season. We'll need to see him do it again when he's not going against a team that essentially cut him. Today, 1:05 am
  • Jrue Holiday likely going to be out Saturday
    Jrue Holiday is expected to sit out on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He had a bad run on Friday against the Clippers, scoring seven points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in just 13 minutes. Hopefully, there was no aggravation here, but his owners shouldn't be expecting Holiday to play on Saturday anyway. Ish Smith time. Today, 12:48 am
  • Ish Smith scores 15 points with 10 dimes
    Ish Smith stayed hot on Friday with 15 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one turnover in Friday against the Clippers.

    Advice: The Pelicans have a back-to-back set coming up on Saturday, so expect Smith to get a start against the Jazz. It's a sub-par matchup, but Smith is just too good to bench. In his last five, he averaged 17.4 points, 5.0 boards, 9.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.6 treys. Even though his outlook isn't quite as rosy, he's a must-own player until further notice. Today, 12:46 am
  • Zach LaVine has another nice start at PG
    Zach LaVine scored 19 points during a 101-91 win over the Kings on Friday, adding eight rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He did have a favorable matchup, but LaVine has been very effective in his starts this year. In his five starts, he's averaged 20.6 points, 4.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys in 29.8 minutes per game. He has to be owned in all leagues right now. Today, 12:41 am
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 21 points w/ three steals
    Eric Bledsoe had an efficient shooting performance against the Warriors on Friday, scoring 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go with seven assists, three steals, three 3-pointers and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The knee was not an issue at all for Bledsoe tonight, so owners can now lay any concerns about his surgically-repaired right knee to rest. Bledsoe is just 25 years old, and out of the six years he's been in the league, only two seasons have been cut short by injury, so we can probably get rid of the "injury-prone" label for Eric. He's a top-15 play in 9-cat leagues, and when turnovers aren't an issue (8-cat) his value jumps to No. 8 overall. Enjoy the ride. Today, 12:40 am
  • Brandon Knight scores 21 points w/ five dimes
    Brandon Knight scored 21 points on 9-of-19 shooting during Friday's loss to the Warriors, adding five assists, one 3-pointer, one board, one steal and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Knight has been excellent this season with averages of 21.9 points, 4.3 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.6 three-pointers per game on 44.6 percent shooting from the field and 81.8 percent from the charity stripe, which is good enough for top-25 value in standard 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Playing next Eric Bledsoe has not been an issue at all, so owners that gambled on him on draft day have to be feeling pretty good about themselves right now. Today, 12:31 am
  • Leandro Barbosa scores season-high 21 points
    Leandro Barbosa produced his first 20+ point performance while wearing a Warriors uniform on Friday, scoring 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting to go with five triples, three boards, two assists, one block and three turnovers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: This was the first time since January 13 of 2014 that Barbosa has scored at least 20 points in a game, and his 5-of-5 shooting performance from beyond the arc amounted to a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 116.7. As a team, the Dubs connected on 22 three-point attempts, which set a franchise record and fell just one shy of tying the NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a single game. Barbosa won't be this good on most nights, but with Harrison Barnes leaving this game with an ankle injury, The Brazilian Blur could be seeing an uptick in minutes for Saturday's game against Sacramento. Today, 12:18 am
  • Rajon Rondo hands out 16 assists in loss
    Rajon Rondo handed out 16 assists during a 101-91 loss to the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds, 16 points and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He is dropping dimes like a clumsy toll-booth attendant these days and not having DeMarcus Cousins (back) around has given him more responsibilities on offense. He has second-round value in the past 10 games, which is almost hard to believe. Today, 12:17 am
  • Darren Collison scored 10 points in loss
    Darren Collison scored 10 points off the bench against the Wolves on Friday with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

    Advice: He got destroyed on a pick from Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter, but he seems to be OK. Collison has some low-end value in standard leagues, so give him a look if you need a point guard. You can check out the pick in the link below. Today, 12:02 am
  • Mario Chalmers plays just 11 minutes
    Mario Chalmers had a rough outing during a 116-101 loss to the Hawks on Friday, scoring three points with one rebound, two assists and five turnovers in 11 minutes.

    Advice: The Memphis fans were not chanting MVP after this one. Chalmers' arrow is basically pointing straight down and he can be dropped in most leagues. Yesterday, 11:59 pm
  • Jeff Teague goes off against the Grizzlies
    Jeff Teague was awesome during a 116-101 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, making 5-of-7 from the field and all six from the line for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: That's a 100.0 true shooting percentage and scoring 20 points with just one turnover and seven dimes is the most efficient line for point guards tonight. Teague's ankle injury is obviously behind him, but feel free to check back to make sure he's a go on a back-to-back set. Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Dennis Schroder stinks in 19 minutes
    Dennis Schroder played 19 minutes off the bench on Friday, making 1-of-8 from the field for seven points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's in some kind of slump. In his last three, Schroder made just 3-of-23 from the field. Jeff Teague is healthy and Kyle Korver looks like he's good to go for all games, so Schroder isn't very appealing in fantasy leagues right now. We'll see if the Hawks manage Korver on Saturday against the Spurs. Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • Stephen Curry's 41 points lead Dubs to 17th W
    Stephen Curry helped lead the Dubs to their 17th consecutive win on Friday, scoring 41 points on 11-of-20 shooting (10-of-11 from the stripe) to go with six boards, eight assists, two steals, nine 3-pointers and six turnovers in just 31 minutes of work.

    Advice: Where to start? This was Curry's fifth 40+ point performance of the season, his nine makes from distance were the most treys made in a single game so far this year, and this was also his fourth outing on the year with at least eight 3-pointers. He surpassed LeBron James for 35th place in career 3-pointers (1,277) tonight, and over the past three games Chef Curry has averaged 28.0 points per game without ever stepping foot on the court during the fourth-quarter. Oh yeah, and the Dubs are undefeated. Your current league MVP and fantasy basketball's No. 1 option, ladies and gentlemen. Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Russell Westbrook turns it over 11 times
    Russell Westbrook turned the ball over 11 times during win over the Pistons on Friday, adding 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He matched Emmanuel Mudiay for the season high for turnovers in a game this year. Even with Kevin Durant back for much of this season, he's still leading the NBA In turnovers per game at 5.2 per contest. Westbrook also fouled out for the first time this season and just the eighth time in a regular season game during his career. He's still putting up top-five value on the season. Yesterday, 11:19 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 12 points in 22 minutes
    Jameer Nelson was one of three Denver players to hit double figures in the scoring department during Friday's loss to the Spurs, scoring 12 points to go with two assists, two 3-pointers, one rebound and a turnover in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Nelson had scored in the single digits in his previous four outings, and his averages of 7.2 points, 4.3 assists and 0.9 three-pointers per game tell the story of his non-existent fantasy value. Randy Foye earned 22 minutes but only managed to put up six points, three assists, one rebound, two steals and two turnovers. While Mike Miller logged a season-high 20 minutes but only managed to produce three points, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and three turnovers. None of these guys are worth owning in most leagues. Yesterday, 11:03 pm
  • Reggie Jackson scores 15 points
    Reggie Jackson scored 15 points against the Thunder during a 103-87 loss on Friday, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: No revenge game here. After the game, Kevin Durant said Andre Drummond is Detroit's best player -- that's true -- but he called Kentavious Caldwell-Pope the second-best player on the team. Shots fired. Jackson has played well and is holding mid-round value. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Pat Beverley gets 32 minutes in start
    Patrick Beverley played 32 minutes in his first start of the season on Friday, scoring five points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Advice: He wasn't happy after the game. "I felt like I played like [expletive] tonight," Rose said. He's just struggling night after night and hasn't held enough per-game value to hold in most cases. If there is anything promising on the wire, cutting him is an option. He's worth holding in points leagues. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Zach LaVine will start Friday vs. Sacramento
    Zach LaVine will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Kings with Ricky Rubio (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: LaVine's value gets a nice boost with the move to the starting five. In his four previous starts, LaVine has compiled averages of 21.0 points, 4.0 boards, 4.0 assists, 2.3 three-pointers and 1.0 steal per game, so make sure you have him active for tonight's favorable matchup with the Kings. Additionally, LaVine is a below-average defender, so Rajon Rondo could go bonkers tonight for the Kings sans DeMarcus Cousins. Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • Patrick Beverley will start vs. 76ers
    Patrick Beverley will start against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his first start of the season. The Rockets haven't got much out of their point guard spot all season, so Beverley should be getting minutes in the mid 20s. He's a solid pickup in 14-team leagues right now and is worth a look in stanard leagues, too. Yesterday, 4:39 pm
  • T.J. McConnell benched Friday vs. Rockets
    T.J. McConnell will move to the 76ers bench on Friday.

    Advice: Isaiah Canaan will start at PG alongside Jerami Grant, Robert Covington, Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor -- Brett Brown said he prefers the way Canaan fits as a PG with Okafor. McConnell has averaged 28.6 minutes in 13 starts this season, which dips to 25.7 minutes per game as a reserve. Yesterday, 3:43 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan starting, McConnell to bench
    Isaiah Canaan will start at point guard on Friday against the Rockets with T.J. McConnell moving to the bench.

    Advice: Revenge game for Canaan? He's played a lot better these days and the 76ers seem desperate enough to try anything on the road. Canaan was not great as a point guard, so the move to that starting spot doesn't mean he'll have more value. If you have some dead weight, feel free to give him a look. Yesterday, 3:41 pm
  • Rockets may alter starting lineup vs. Philly
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he may alter his starting lineup vs. the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The most likely move is shifting Patrick Beverley into the starting lineup ahead of Jason Terry. Ty Lawson played only three minutes on Wednesday and might not even be in the rotation, allowing Beverley and Terry to split the PG minutes between them. Yesterday, 3:31 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He gets a tough matchup vs. the Warriors, but that's hardly a concern for his fantasy owners. So far this season, Bledsoe is racking up career-highs in scoring (22.9), FG percentage (46.8), 3-pointers (1.8), rebounds (4.1) and steals (1.9). Yesterday, 3:08 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) is probable starter
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) is doing well and is the probable starter for Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He did not look right on Wednesday and the Suns will have him tonight for their biggest home game of the season. Bledsoe is a terrific on-ball defender, but we'll see how he handles the passing of the Warriors. He should have a nice stat line tonight as long as he can stay healthy. Yesterday, 2:10 pm
  • Teague, Korver, Sefolosha probable for Friday
    Jeff Teague (ankle), Kyle Korver (ankle rehab) and Thabo Sefolosha (ankle rehab) are also listed as probable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: All these guys are healthy and they played their usual minutes on Wednesday. They've had a full day off to recover, and there's no reason to believe that any of these guys will spend Friday's game on the sidelines. Thursday, 3:23 pm
  • Derrick Rose goes through full practice Thurs
    Derrick Rose (ankle) practiced in full on Thursday.

    Advice: This is good news for Rose's availability for Friday's game against the Pacers after returning from a two-game absence on Tuesday. While Rose hasn't had a great start to his 2015-16 season, he should be in all fantasy lineups as long as he's healthy and on the court. Thursday, 9:58 am
  • Rajon Rondo more relaxed off the court
    Rajon Rondo said he's more relaxed off the court these days.

    Advice: The 29-year-old is in the midst of a career season and said he's become more relaxed off the court. "I’m more so into reading now," Rondo said. "Different religions, growing plants, I’m doing things of that nature. It’s kind of crazy. I never thought I’d be doing things like this, at this age. I always thought I’d get into gardening or something like that when I was 50." It's unclear if Rondo still dominates at Connect Four, but either way, his fantasy owners are being treated to a late-round steal so far this season as he's averaging 12.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 14.0 assists in his last 10 games. Thursday, 8:45 am
  • Stephen Curry the Lionel Messi of the NBA
    Steph Curry compared his style of play to soccer star Lionel Messi.

    Advice: Curry and Messi are the two most creative player in their respective sports, a fact that is not lost on Curry. "We both have a creative style, a feel when you are out on the pitch or the court," Curry said. "I'm trying to do some fancy things out there with both hands, making crossover moves and having a certain flair to my game and that's definitely the style Messi has when he is out there in his matches." Curry is well on his way to winning a second straight MVP award and his fantasy owners can feel free to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Thursday, 8:42 am
  • Ty Lawson won't speak to coach about minutes
    Ty Lawson said he won't speak to Rockets interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff about his decreased playing time.

    Advice: Lawson played just under three minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies, but said he would accept his role in (or out) of the Rockets rotation. "Man, I'm just down for whatever [it takes] for the team to win," Lawson said. "Whatever the coach thinks, whatever my role needs to be or anything like that, I'm down to do." While Lawson has potential, he can be dropped in all fantasy leagues due to his new diminished playing time. Thursday, 6:54 am
  • Chris Paul fills up boxscore in rough defeat
    Chris Paul filled up the stat sheet in a loss to Utah, notching 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

    Advice: He committed only two turnovers in 35 minutes and combined with Blake Griffin to score 64 points -- 70.3 percent of the Clippers' total. This game was a welcome sight for CP3's owners, as his scoring (16.7), FG percentage (44.4), 3-pointers (1.3), rebounds (3.5) and assists (8.5) have all been down compared to last year's numbers. Wednesday, 11:42 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 19 in 25 minutes
    Jrue Holiday scored 19 points with two rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: It would appear the Pelicans were able to keep Jrue in one piece while Tyreke Evans (knee) has been out. His minutes are trending up and he should be getting close to 30 minutes in the next few weeks. He could put up mid-round value very soon. Wednesday, 11:17 pm
  • Waiver-wire wonder Ish Smith drops 20-5-11
    Ish Smith was special yet again during a 120-114 win over the Suns on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: How can coach Alvin Gentry take this guy out of the lineup when Tyreke Evans comes back? He was 9-of-16 from the field tonight and has been marvelous over his last five, averaging 17.0 points, 4.8 boards, 9.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 treys on 51.4 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. If you have him, you can't cut him until he slows down. Will that even happen? Wednesday, 11:00 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 29 points vs. Pelicans
    Brandon Knight scored 29 points against the Pelicans during a tough 120-114 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, four 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: It looked like Knight was ready to go crazy with 20 points in the first quarter, but he couldn't do much after that. He did only turn the ball one time tonight, which was a major bugaboo before this game. Knight has been wonderful as a shooting guard with his isolation scoring this year and should wind up being a bargain for his fantasy owners. Wednesday, 10:51 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 18, tweaks knee late
    Eric Bledsoe returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday against the Pelicans with 18 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He only made 5-of-16 from the field and turned the ball over four times. Bledsoe also suffered what appeared to be an aggravation of his left knee injury, so we're going to throw him on the injury report until further notice. The Suns have a big game at home against the Warriors on Friday, so he'll want to be out there for that one. Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Mario Chalmers cooling off now
    Mario Chalmers cooled off against the Rockets on Wednesday with six points, three rebounds and five assists.

    Advice: That's not a bad line, but Chalmer's beginner's luck has worn out. He has some value in deeper leagues, though. Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Russell Westbrook posts 27 & 13 vs. Brooklyn
    Russell Westbrook lit up the Nets for 27 points, six rebounds, 13 assists and five steals on Wednesday, helping the Thunder improve their home record to 7-3.

    Advice: Westbrook's usage rate was 'only' 29.5 tonight but Kevin Durant's presence makes everything easier for him -- he made 10-of-16 field goals and 7-of-8 free throws while limiting himself to three turnovers. Amazing as it is, OKC's dynamic duo are both currently in the top-three for per-game fantasy value. Wednesday, 10:00 pm
  • Patrick Beverley gets 19 minutes in return
    Patrick Beverley played 19 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, scoring four points with two rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: It was hardly a good game, but this is a positive for Beverley because Ty Lawson is moving out of the rotation. After the holiday, Beverley should be considered as the favorite to start against the 76ers on Friday. Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Jason Terry gets 29 minutes
    Jason Terry scored 13 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

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

    Advice: No shots, no turnovers, no fouls and no assists. Lawson is basically out of the rotation right now and can be dropped in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:22 pm
  • Darren Collison scores 18 points vs. Bucks
    Darren Collison scored 18 points against the Bucks on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings ran an air-tight, eight-man rotation, so there were good stats to go all around. Collison has a nice fantasy floor and he's been logging about 10 minutes per game at shooting guard right now. He's worth a look in standard leagues if you need a well-balanced guard. Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Zach LaVine solid, w/ one defensive exception
    Zach LaVine came off the bench on Wednesday for 18 points, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, six assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes of action.

    Advice: LaVine had less success defensively -- at one point he yielded five consecutive layups while attempting to guard Jeff Teague, four of which Teague made and one of which led to free throws. He's a work in progress, but is still doing enough to return late-round fantasy value in just 24.1 minutes per game. He'll also have a bigger role if Ricky Rubio's ankle injury keeps him out on Friday. Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Rajon Rondo flirts with a trip-double
    Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double against the Bucks on Wednesday with 10 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists, one block and four turnovers.

    Advice: He's leading the NBA in assists and he's had at least nine dimes in each of his last 10 games. Rondo also has pulled down 9.1 boards per game in his last 10, adding averages of 12.9 points and 14.0 dimes in that span. Rondo has put up early-round value this month and his owners are getting a hefty return on investment right now. Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Jeff Teague gets 22/5/5 with two steals
    Jeff Teague warmed up in Wednesday's road loss, scoring 22 points on 8-of-17 FGs and 5-of-7 FTs, with five rebounds, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: Teague sank one 3-pointer and turned the ball over only twice in 34 minutes, looking like his old self after a few quiet games following his ankle injury. He'll wrap up the week with two tough road games in San Antonio (Friday) and Memphis (Saturday). Wednesday, 8:42 pm
  • Reggie Jackson recovers w/ 18 points, four 3s
    Reggie Jackson bounced back from Monday's dud to finish a win vs. the Heat with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: The win snapped a two-game skid for the Pistons, whose 8-7 record has them fourth in the Central division. Stan Van Gundy admitted on Tuesday that he's "really disappointed and worried about where [the Pistons] are right now," so this has to feel good heading into the holiday. Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • T.J. McConnell struggles in 20 minutes vs BOS
    T.J. McConnell struggled in 20 minutes vs. the Celtics, scoring six points with only one assist and four turnovers to his credit.

    Advice: The Sixers record now stands at 0-16, one loss shy of last season's abysmal start, and they're on a 25-game skid dating back to last season. With a heroic amount of optimism, coach Brett Brown said on Tuesday, "I think we've taught them how to compete. Now the next layer is we've got to teach them how to close out a game with a win." They'll get another chance vs. the Rockets on Friday. Wednesday, 7:23 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play vs. Pelicans
    Eric Bledsoe (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been dealing with some left knee soreness and should be ready to roll. It's worth mentioning his right knee is the "bad" knee in his career with the multiple meniscus tears. Get Bledsoe in your lineups and this may help Brandon Knight, who is better off the ball. Wednesday, 5:17 pm
  • Jason Terry confirmed as starter
    Jason Terry will start against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He might have a short leash tonight with Pat Beverley (ankle) returning. Fantasy owners might want to stash Beverley, but all three point guards should be benched. Wednesday, 5:03 pm
  • Pat Beverley says he's 'definitely playing'
    Pat Beverley (ankle) said he's "definitely playing" against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll be coming off the bench, but we still don't know if he's going to start after tonight. We'll have another update shortly, but expect Beverley to get minutes in the teens to low 20s tonight. Jason Terry will lose some run and maybe Ty Lawson, too. Wednesday, 3:57 pm
  • Pat Beverley (ankle) will be a game-time call
    Pat Beverley (ankle) is a game-time decision to face the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Beverley is a tough guy and if it's up to him, he's playing. He has a decent chance to start tonight and has some value in deeper leagues. Jason Terry would play less and possibly Ty Lawson. Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan, Robert Covington to start
    Isaiah Canaan and Robert Covington will start on the wings against the Celtics.

    Advice: With Nik Stuaskas (knee) out, the 76ers will look for some extra spacing on the floor with Canaan and Covington. Canaan should be getting plenty of minutes at the two, which also means Phil Pressey should get a few more minutes. Canaan is one of the most inconsistent players around, so start him at your own peril -- he should be defended by Avery Bradley. Wednesday, 3:08 pm
  • Mudiay apologizes for argument with Malone
    Emmanuel Mudiay apologized for his verbal argument with coach Mike Malone.

    Advice: Malone benched Mudiay with two minutes left in the fourth quarter on Tuesday and Mudiay expressed his displeasure, but he was sorry about it. "It probably was my fault, I could have been doing a lot more. So I kind of put the blame on myself," Mudiay said after the game. Mudiay is ranked 260th in nine-cat leagues for fantasy and he's also ranked 408th of 409 players for real plus-minus in reality. He's having a horrible season and isn't a must-own player in standard leagues. Wednesday, 12:21 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) headed for a GTD on Weds
    Eric Bledsoe (left knee) is likely headed for a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Bledsoe said that he's no longer feeling any pain in his left knee, but he wants to make sure that there's no discomfort, and he will continue to undergo treatment throughout the day. Bledsoe will test his knee during pregame warmups, so we likely won't have official confirmation on his status until just prior to the tip. Bledsoe likely has his eyes fixated on Friday's matchup with the undefeated Warriors, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him play it safe and sit out Wednesday's game against the 3-11 Pelicans. Brandon Knight will be the primary beneficiary of a Bledsoe absence. Wednesday, 10:56 am
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Eric Bledsoe's left knee has improved, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Bledsoe sat out Monday's loss to the Spurs with a sore left knee, and it remains unclear if he'll play tonight against the Pelicans. If he's unable to give it a go, Brandon Knight would see a spike to his usage rate with guys like T.J. Warren and P.J. Tucker seeing some increased opportunity for minutes. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 10:15 am
  • Beverley (ankle) goes through shootaround
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) was a full participant during shootaround, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley seems on track to make his return on Wednesday, but he's going to come off the bench and his minutes will be monitored, making him an unattractive option in most leagues. Beverley could conceivably start for the Rockets at some point, but he's likely headed for a three-way timeshare with Jason Terry and Ty Lawson; meaning at best he could only be viewed as a steals and 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Wednesday, 9:14 am
  • Ty Lawson embracing bench role with Houston
    Ty Lawson said that coming off the bench in Houston can be a positive as it will give him more opportunity to have the ball in his hands, and play his game.

    Advice: "If I come off the bench, I can have the ball in my hands more and have more opportunity to get in the paint, play my game," said Lawson. "It's good for the team, good for me. Hopefully, this is a transition to getting back to myself, be more aggressive." Lawson hasn't benefited at all statistically with the demotion to the second-unit, averaging a meager 3.3 points and 2.3 assists on 20.0 percent shooting through 17.8 minutes per game. What's troubling is his value could head even further south when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns to the floor, so he's by no means a must-own player at this juncture. Wednesday, 7:58 am
  • Patrick Beverley's minutes will be monitored
    Interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he will monitor Patrick Beverley's (ankle) minutes upon his return.

    Advice: Beverley is questionable to play Wednesday against the Grizzlies, but if he does get on to the court following a five-game absence, he will continue to come off the bench and Bickerstaff will be cautious with his minutes. Bickerstaff said he likes the leadership that Jason Terry brings, which is why Terry will continue to start, and it's looking like this could turn into a three-way timeshare at the point guard slot in Houston between JET, Ty Lawson and Beverley; which isn't great from a fantasy standpoint. Wednesday, 7:43 am
  • Kobe thinks Dubs can beat 33-game win streak
    Following the Lakers 111-77 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night, Kobe Bryant said the he believes the Dubs have a real shot at breaking the 1971-72 Lakers' 33-game win streak.

    Advice: "Yeah, they could do it – because they’re good," Bryant said. "It’s a very young league, and they’ve managed to put together a team of extremely intelligent players and extremely versatile players, and great shooters. And so I see no reason why they couldn’t continue to extend [the record]." Game recognize game. Simply put, the Warriors have looked phenomenal this year going undefeated through the first 16 games of the season with MVP Stephen Curry leading the way behind averages of 32.1 points (career-high), 5.1 boards (career-high), 5.9 assists, 2.6 steals (career-high) and 4.9 three-pointers (career-high) per contest on 51.2 percent shooting from the field. The Dubs will look to extend their current winning streak against the Suns on Friday. Wednesday, 6:22 am
  • Derrick Rose returns from ankle injury
    Derrick Rose returned from a two-game absence to hit 7-of-20 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, four rebounds and six assists in Tuesday's win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Rose missed a couple games with a sprained ankle, and while he didn't set the world on fire tonight, he played fairly well. Hopefully he can stay healthy and get hot between now and Christmas. Pau Gasol added 12 points, 14 rebounds and a block in the win, but hit just 5-of-15 shots. Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Warriors set NBA record, improve to 16-0
    The Warriors set an NBA record on Tuesday with a dominant win over the Lakers to become the first team to start the season 16-0 with Stephen Curry leading the way with 24 points.

    Advice: Unreal. The Warriors look unstoppable at the moment and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Curry has been the clear frontrunner to win the MVP Award once again and he's been the best player in real life and in fantasy this season. The Warriors will look to improve their streak on Friday in Phoenix. Curry added nine assists, four boards, two steals and four 3-pointers in the win. Tuesday, 9:58 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores seven points in loss
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored seven points with four assists, three boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Mudiay shot just 3-of-8 from the field and turned the ball over three more times, and his inefficient play continues to make him a terrible option in 9-cat leagues. He also got into a heated argument with head coach Michael Malone during the loss, but he downplayed the whole situation after the game and made it clear that he would apologize to his coach. He will continue to get solid minutes down the stretch and his usage rate will be solid, so owners in points leagues can continue to roll him out there. Tuesday, 9:43 pm
  • Chris Paul double-doubles in win Tuesday
    Chris Paul helped the Clippers snap a three-game losing streak with a win over the Nuggets on Tuesday, scoring 15 points with 10 assists.

    Advice: He also added two boards and three steals, and he broke out of his mini-slump by shooting 6-of-11 from the field. To top off his fantastic line, Paul didn't turn the ball over once. Paul's minutes have been a little lower lately and he has played an average of 30.5 minutes over his last four games, but that number should rise now that his groin issue is a thing of the past. Tuesday, 8:52 pm
  • Jeff Teague starts, nearly double-doubles
    Jeff Teague started on Tuesday and had 16 points, nine assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 4-of-19 shooting in 26 minutes in a win over the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague's ankle injury appears to be behind him and he should continue to roll as one of the league's more reliable point guards. Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Mario Chalmers scores 14 with 5 steals
    Mario Chalmers came off the bench and hit 4-of-7 shots for 14 points, two assists and five steals in 22 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Super Mario is actually trying to live up to his nickname since being traded to the Grizzlies, and is averaging 15 points, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 3-pointers in 20 minutes per game over his last five. If you need a guard and those numbers are appealing, think about grabbing him in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 8:06 pm
  • George Hill scores 14 despite illness
    George Hill played through an illness on Tuesday and hit 5-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal in a win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Hill was iffy coming in, but looked pretty good tonight. He was overshadowed by C.J. Miles and Paul George, but still played well enough to help your team if you had him active. Tuesday, 6:42 pm
  • Dennis Schroder will return to the bench Tues
    Dennis Schroder will return to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Schroder is averaging 10.9 points, 4.3 assists and 1.1 three-pointers as a reserve this season, so he's not worth owning in standard leagues while he's coming off the bench. His minutes are also being threatened a bit by a healthy Kyle Korver and Thabo Sefolosha, which further limits his appeal. If he's not getting at least 20 minutes per game, he'll be a tough guy to own in most leagues. Tuesday, 3:45 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) will start on Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) will start against the Celtics on Tuesday, sending Dennis Schroder back to the bench.

    Advice: Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha, Paul Millsap and Al Horford will join Teague in the starting unit for tonight's contest. Teague should see his minutes increased tonight after making it through Saturday's game unscathed, so make sure you have him active. Schroder's value will take a hit as he returns to the bench. Tuesday, 3:27 pm
  • George Hill (illness) will start on Tuesday
    George Hill (illness) will start Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Joining him will be Monta Ellis, C.J. Miles, Paul George and Ian Mahinmi. Hill is going to get a tough matchup against John Wall of the Wizards in his first game back following a three-game absence, but Hill is a must-start option every time he's on the court. Go ahead and get him active. Tuesday, 3:22 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (ankle) practices on Tuesday
    Patrick Beverley (ankle) practiced on Tuesday, and has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Beverley is on track to play Wednesday, although interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that Jason Terry will still be the starting point guard upon Beverley's return. JET as the starting point is not a trend that's likely to continue once Beverley is fully up to speed, but this is very bad news for Ty Lawson owners as his minutes will head even further south with Patrick active. Beverley won't score a lot of points, but he should be able to do enough with steals and 3-pointers to warrant a roster spot in deeper leagues. Tuesday, 12:13 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) will start on Tuesday
    Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain) will start Tuesday vs. Portland, sending Kirk Hinrich back to the bench.

    Advice: Rose said that there will be no restriction on his minutes tonight, so owners can go ahead and roll him out there. Kirk Hinrich won't be worth using in any format with Rose active, and Jimmy Butler's value and usage rate will take a slight hit. Tuesday, 11:06 am
  • Brandon Knight turns it over eight times
    Brandon Knight turned the ball over eight times against the Spurs on Monday during a 98-84 loss, adding 18 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Suns really missed Eric Bledsoe (knee) and turned the ball over a 76ers-like 28 times tonight. Knight is having a breakout season as a scorer and he should be better against the Pelicans on Wednesday. Monday, 10:50 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 20 with nine assists
    Russell Westbrook scored 20 points with nine assists, seven boards, one steal and four turnovers against the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: Kevin Durant (hamstring) returned to the lineup tonight and the game was a blowout, so that explains why Westbrook played just 27 minutes. Westbrook's numbers won't be as crazy as they were when Durant was on the shelf, but he will still be a first-round value the rest of the way. Judging by tonight's game, the Thunder look like a force to be reckoned with in the West. Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Canaan scores 14 points, starts 2nd half
    Isaiah Canaan scored 14 points on 3-of-10 shooting in Monday's loss to the Wolves with three boards, three assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Nik Stauskas left the game with a knee injury and will have an MRI on Tuesday, so Canaan could be looking at an increased role going forward. He is a very streaky shooter and struggles with consistency, so he's better suited for deeper leagues. Monday, 8:48 pm
  • Darren Collison gets 29 minutes
    Darren Collison played 29 minutes against the Hornets on Monday with seven points, three rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He is in a slump since his return, making 5-of-22 from the field in his last two games combined. Coach George Karl really likes to use Collison and he's getting a nice amount of run at shooting guard. There's really no need to add him right now, but he certainly has the upside to have value in standard leagues. Monday, 8:26 pm
  • Two Dollars: Rajon Rondo has 20 dimes
    Rajon Rondo handed out a season-high 20 assists during a loss to the Hornets on Monday, adding 14 points, eight rebounds, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: It's the most assists in an NBA game this season and now Rondo has twice as many 15-dime games as the rest of the NBA with four (Russell Westbrook and Brandon Knight). Coach George Karl is running Rondo into the ground right now, so hopefully the wheels don't fall off. In his last eight games, Rondo is putting up second-round value and selling high makes a lot of sense. Monday, 8:18 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday
    Jeff Teague (ankle) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Teague returned to action on Saturday against the Cavs and scored 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes, but he did mention after the game that he was dealing with some tightness in his ankle. He is still fully expected to play, so owners should simply verify his status prior to tip-off before plugging him into lineups. Monday, 6:15 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will not play on Monday
    Eric Bledsoe (left knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He was expected to be a game-time decision, but his knee must have been giving him some problems in warmups. Bledsoe briefly left Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans with a leg injury, so it's unclear if the two issues are related. To be clear, Bledsoe returned to Sunday's game and appeared to be moving fine. Until we get a further update, Bledsoe should be considered day-to-day. Brandon Knight will be incredibly busy on Monday, while more opportunities should fall to guys like Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker. Monday, 4:33 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) will be a game-time call
    Eric Bledsoe (sore left knee) will be a game-time decision for Monday's game vs. the Spurs. Monday, 4:28 pm
  • Darren Collison will come off the bench Mon
    Darren Collison will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Rudy Gay (shoulder) will return to action and will draw the start at small forward, so this isn't too big of a surprise. Kings head coach George Karl said that he liked how Collison played as a starter, but also added that he wants him to lead the second unit for now. Collison should still see close to 30 minutes off the bench, so owners in standard leagues should hold onto him and see how this plays out. Monday, 2:59 pm
  • Pat Beverley up in the air for Wednesday
    Pat Beverley (ankle) will go through practice on Tuesday and coach B.J. Bickerstaff said "we'll see" regarding his status for Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rockets rested Beverley on Monday after they gave him extra work on Sunday. Beverley will likely be in the starting lineup and should find minutes in the mid 20s. He's worth a look in 14-team leagues. Monday, 12:46 pm
  • George Hill, C.J. Miles probable for Tuesday
    George Hill (illness) and C.J. Miles (ankle) are probable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.

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

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

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

    Advice: Just how awful has Mudiay's shooting been? He's on pace to be the first qualifying player since 1960 to shoot worse than 34 percent from the field while taking at least 13 attempts per game. He's clinging to late-round value in 8-cat leagues, but is basically unusable in 9-cat thanks to his 4.4 turnovers per game. Sunday, 7:51 pm
  • Golden State ties NBA record w/ 15-0 start
    Stephen Curry and the Warriors improved to 15-0 with a win in Denver on Sunday, thus tying the NBA record for consecutive wins to begin a season.

    Advice: Golden State tied the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets, and they can set a new record if they win at home vs. the Lakers on Tuesday. Their depth and team-first attitude is evident on a nightly basis, and it helps that they have the reigning MVP on their side -- Curry posted 19 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals tonight, and could blow up in Tuesday's potentially historic game. Sunday, 7:46 pm
  • Russell Westbrook carries Thunder past Mavs
    Russell Westbrook put the Thunder on his back again on Sunday, racking up 31 points, two 3-pointers, five boards, 11 assists, five steals and one block in a win vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He made 12-of-22 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in another superhero performance for OKC, which improved to 8-6 with the victory. He did commit seven more turnovers, adding to his league-leading 4.9 miscues per game, but that's something his 9-cat owners have obviously come to terms with. Sunday, 6:45 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 29 points w/ full line
    Eric Bledsoe briefly exited Sunday's game with a leg injury, but he still filled it up with 29 points (7-of-15 FGs, 11-of-12 FTs), seven rebounds, six assists and one steal.

    Advice: EB has at least 20 points and two 3-pointers in eight consecutive games, and he's adding enough rebounds and assists for first-round value in 8-cat leagues. His leg didn't seem to bother him and we're leaving him off the injury report, but it can't hurt to double-check his status prior to Monday's game. Sunday, 6:08 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) starts, plays 37 mins
    Brandon Knight (ankle) played 37 minutes on Sunday but shot only 5-of-18 from the field to finish with 19 points, three rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four turnovers.

    Advice: The Pelicans give up 30.1 points per game to opposing point guards, most in the NBA, but it was Eric Bledsoe (29 points) who feasted tonight. Knight's ankle shouldn't be an issue for Monday's road game vs. the Spurs, so we're keeping him off the injury report. Sunday, 6:07 pm
  • Ish Smith fills up boxscore in Sunday's win
    Ish Smith came off the Pelicans' bench for 17 points, nine boards, eight assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers in Sunday's home win.

    Advice: Smith is giving New Orleans a nice spark whether he's coming off the bench or starting in place of Jrue Holiday (23 minutes), and he's worth owning as long as Holiday's medical restrictions are in place. In the past four games, he's averaging 16.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists in 33.3 minutes. Not too shabby. Sunday, 6:04 pm
  • Chris Paul double-doubles in loss to Toronto
    Chris Paul double-doubled during the Clippers loss to the Raptors on Sunday, compiling 13 points, 11 assists, five boards, two steals, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in his 33 minutes of playing time.

    Advice: Paul has been in a bit of a shooting slump over the past two games, going just 9-of-25 from the field, but he should bounce-back on Tuesday with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. Paul has gotten off to a bit of a slow start this year, and he's currently only producing at third-round value with averages of 17.3 points, 8.0 assists, 1.4 steals (career-low) and 1.4 three-pointers per game on 44.2 percent shooting. The assists, scoring and steals should only go up as we move through the season, so there's a bit of a buy-low window here. Sunday, 3:47 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) will start on Sunday
    Brandon Knight (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Pelicans, as expected.

    Advice: The Suns will go with their standard starting lineup of Eric Bledsoe, Knight, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris and Tyson Chandler. Knight briefly left Friday's game with a mild left ankle sprain, but he was never really in any doubt of suiting up for tonight's game. Go ahead and get him active. Sunday, 2:30 pm
  • Rose (ankle) goes through full practice Sun
    Derrick Rose (ankle) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, and head coach Fred Hoiberg said that Rose will be re-evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: Rose is making good progress with his sprained left ankle, and he said that he's shooting to play in Tuesday's game against Portland, which is a realistic timeline given his full participation in Sunday's practice. His return would send Kirk Hinrich back to the bench, and he'd cut into the production of Jimmy Butler. Check back for another update on Rose on Monday. Sunday, 1:00 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) probable Sunday vs. NO
    Brandon Knight (ankle) is probable to play Sunday against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Knight suffered a very mild left ankle sprain during Friday's game against the Nuggets, but he played through it and finished with a career-high 38 points over the course of 36 minutes. Make sure you have him active for what will be an uptempo matchup with the Pelicans. Sunday, 12:29 pm
  • George Hill day-to-day with chest infection
    George Hill, who has missed Indiana's past three games with a chest infection, is still being listed as day-to-day.

    Advice: Hill reportedly suffered a setback in his recovery following Friday's practice, and it's looking like there's a small chance he misses his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday. If that's the case, Monta Ellis would continue to act as a makeshift point guard for the Pacers, with Rodney Stuckey picking up some extra minutes. Sunday, 11:21 am
  • Mario Chalmers has a minor right foot issue
    Mario Chalmers scored six points in 2-of-10 from the field against the Spurs on Saturday, adding two rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: He did have an injury to his right foot, but didn't need to miss time. Chalmers was leading the NBA in offensive rating, defensive rating and net rating earlier this week, but he's cooled off in his last two. He should not have a big bump from his Miami days and is more of a 14-team player. Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • Ty Lawson plays 17 minutes off the bench
    Ty Lawson failed to score in 17 minutes off the bench in Saturday's loss to the Knicks, adding two boards, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: Lawson's fantasy value is laughable at the moment and he now has averages of 4.8 points and 3.4 assists over his last five games. If you were still contemplating holding onto Lawson prior to Saturday's game, you probably just got your answer. With Patrick Beverley (ankle) hoping to return on Wednesday and the Rockets falling to 5-9 on the season, don't be surprised if Lawson falls completely out of the rotation. Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan scores 22 points off bench
    Isaiah Canaan scored 22 points against the Heat on Saturday with two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was hurt at the end of this game, but it looks to be minor. Canaan has been very inconsistent all season, so he's not really worth a pickup unless you have dead weight on your roster. Saturday, 8:44 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) returns to action
    Jeff Teague returned on Saturday during a 109-97 loss to the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 13 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He said he had some tightness in his ankle after the game, which is to be expected. Teague came off the bench and started the second half after missing three games. He did have some problems with his left ankle last season, but the Hawks are off until Nov. 24 and that should help. His owners will probably want to check back on Monday before setting their lineups. Saturday, 7:11 pm
  • Dennis Schroder likely headed back to bench
    Dennis Schroder started on Saturday against the Cavs and came off the bench in the second half, finishing with seven points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: He was in early foul trouble and Jeff Teague looked fine in his return, so Schroder saw his playing time drop big time. Now that both Kyle Korver and Thabo Sefolosha are healthy, Schroder's appeal in fantasy league goes way down. If you want to cut him for a hot free agent, it's not a bad idea. He would be a must-add guy if Korver or Teague need to miss time, though. Saturday, 6:54 pm
  • Jeff Teague starts the second half Saturday
    Jeff Teague started the second half of Saturday's game vs. the Cavs in place of Dennis Schroder.

    Advice: Schroder picked up three fouls in the first half and Teague was playing fantastic, so this isn't a surprise. Teague is going to be the starter going forward anyways, as the Hawks brought him off the bench tonight just to be cautious with him. Saturday, 5:53 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has terrific game in win vs. ORL
    Rajon Rondo was superb against the Magic during a win on Saturday, scoring 13 points with seven rebounds, nine assists, three steals, three 3-pointers and one turnover.

    Advice: While this wasn't quite as eye-popping as some of his other games and he did snap his double-digit dime streak, Rondo had his most efficient game and had one turnover for just the second game all year. After the game he was asked by the Kings broadcast team if he was playing like he was in his prime. "I'm in my prime now," Rondo said. His value will go up sans Rudy Gay (shoulder) and is a must-start player. Saturday, 5:34 pm
  • Darren Collison scores nine in start
    Darren Collison started at shooting guard on Saturday against the Magic with nine points on 2-of-11 from the field, two rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings staggered his minutes a little bit with Rajon Rondo to give Collison six minutes as the backup point guard. While the output wasn't there, the high minute total is encouraging for Collison. He's more of a late-round player with limited upside, but he's worth owning in standard leagues while Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out. Saturday, 5:23 pm
  • Teague available, unclear how much he plays
    Jeff Teague (ankle) is available to play against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He might not be playing at all or he could come off the bench. His fantasy owners should not have high hopes and chances are Dennis Schroder puts up better numbers tonight. Saturday, 4:15 pm
  • Dennis Schroder will start again on Saturday
    Dennis Schroder will start again on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Jeff Teague (ankle) will be a game-time decision tonight, but he will come off the bench if he is cleared to play and likely won't see a heavy workload. Schroder is a little risky in DFS until we know Teague's status, but those of you in season-long leagues can go ahead and start him. Saturday, 3:12 pm
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) not probable starter, is GTD
    Jeff Teague (ankle) is not in the starting lineup and will be a game-time decision against the Cavs.

    Advice: Not starting him would be a bad sign that he's going to play. Teague as ruled out about an hour before his last game, but it might be even closer this time around. He'll be a risky play. Dennis Schroder would get another start and be a nice DFS option. Saturday, 3:05 pm
  • George Hill very unlikely to play vs. Bucks
    George Hill (illness) is not likely to play against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: He's only going to play in an emergency, which means he won't get minutes unless someone gets hurt. With Hill out, the Pacers will probably want to go with a bigger lineup to try and clog the paint against the Bucks. Regardless, fantasy owners shouldn't be relying on Lavoy Allen or Chase Budinger tonight. Rodney Stuckey should also get some minutes at backup point guard. Saturday, 2:25 pm
  • Collison joins McLemore and Rondo in 1st unit
    Darren Collison will start against the Magic on Saturday next to Rajon Rondo and Ben McLemore.

    Advice: Presumably, the Kings will give Collison the C.J. McCollum treatment and stagger his minutes with Rondo, which is good news for both Rondo and Collison. Both players are worth using in DFS tonight and Collison is worth owning in standard leagues. Saturday, 12:54 pm
  • George Hill (illness) upgraded to probable
    George Hill (illness) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against the Bucks, but he will likely be a game-time decision.

    Advice: The team will monitor his status throughout the day, but Hill will likely slide back into the starting lineup with Lavoy Allen shifting to the bench. Hill has missed the past two games with an upper respiratory illness, but he shouldn't have too many limitations tonight. We'll confirm his status prior to tip-off, but go ahead and get him active. Saturday, 7:59 am
  • Stephen Curry doesn't have best game in win
    The Warriors didn't need Stephen Curry's best effort during a 106-94 win over the Bulls on Friday with Curry making just 9-of-20 from the field for 27 points with five rebounds, four assists, four steals, three 3-pointers and six turnovers.

    Advice: For anyone else, this is pretty nice. For Stephen Curry, it's one of his worst games of the season. As they have all season, the Warriors small-ball lineup of Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green dominated and managed to improve their offensive rating to 157.0 in 54 minutes on the season. Curry does have a whopping 20 turnovers in his last three games, but who cares? Additionally, he's only on pace for 416 treys this year now. The Warriors will look to try and go 15-0 against the Nuggets on Sunday. Saturday, 2:10 am
  • Leandro Barbosa returns
    Leandro Barbosa returned to action on Friday with three points and one assist in nine minutes.

    Advice: He was under the weather on Thursday and missed the Clippers game. Barbosa won't have much value while the backcourt is healthy. Saturday, 1:59 am
  • CP3 slows down in loss to Blazers
    Chris Paul scored 11 points during a 102-91 loss to the Clippers on Friday, adding two rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't look right and maybe it was because he's coming off injury and playing in a road back-to-back. Whatever the case, CP3 should be fine as long as he's not on the injury report. Saturday, 12:40 am
  • Austin Rivers plays 22 minutes
    Austin Rivers played 22 minutes on Friday with 10 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal against the Blazers.

    Advice: Now that J.J. Redick and Chris Paul are back, Rivers becomes a much less appealing fantasy play. Plus, when Paul Pierce returns, Rivers will probably only see minutes in the teens. Saturday, 12:33 am
  • Brandon Knight scores career-high 38 points
    Brandon Knight scored a career-high 38 points against the Nuggets during a 114-107 win on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers.

    Advice: You think the Bucks want his 3-point shooting back? Knight is as hot as anyone in his last five games, averaging 27.6 points, 5.4 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 3.4 treys on 49.5 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line. Knight actually had an ankle injury in the first half and went to the locker room. He has first-round value in eight-cat leagues and top-20 value in standard leagues. Saturday, 12:22 am
  • Leandro Barbosa returned to action on Friday November 20. Friday, 11:56 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores career-high 26
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored a career-high 26 points against the Suns on Friday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block, one 3-pointer and six turnovers.

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

    Advice: That's good for a 39.6 usage rate to move him to 35.6 on the season, which trails DeMarcus Cousins by 0.1. Westbrook's numbers are silly on the year, averaging 28.5 points, 7.8 boards, 10.2 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.9 treys. No player has ever gone 28-7-10 with 2.0 steals on the season and only Oscar Roberson has hit the 28-7-10 without the steals. Westbrook is a stat machine. Friday, 10:25 pm
  • Mario Chalmers cools off in win over Houston
    Mario Chalmers torrid streak in a Memphis jersey came to an end on Friday, as he connected on just 2-of-9 shots on his way to 10 points, four boards, three assists and one steal through 17 minutes of action.

    Advice: Chalmers did manage to connect on all six of his free throw attempts, which has been a strong point for Rio as of late, but the minutes were the lowest amount he's received while wearing a Grizzlies uniform. Still, he's been quite good since his arrival in Memphis, owning averages of 16.5 points, 1.8 three-pointers and 1.5 steals per game on 43.8 percent shooting from the field and 93.9 percent from the stripe, so he's worth holding onto to see if he can bounce-back during Saturday's game against the Spurs. Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Hot Ish: Smith drops 17 and 13
    Ish Smith was terrific off the bench against the Spurs on Friday with 17 points, four rebounds, 13 assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He made 7-of-10 from the field for his best game of the season. Smith is playing too well to be pulled out of the rotation, but he's likely going to lose minutes once Tyreke Evans (knee) comes back. His owners should probably hold tight unless there is a hot free agent out there that won't last. Friday, 9:56 pm
  • Jrue Holiday plays 24 minutes
    Jrue Holiday played 24 minutes in the starting lineup on Friday with nine points, three rebounds, seven assists, one block and one turnover against the Spurs.

    Advice: He played well and the 24 minutes is a good sign. The Pelicans don't have another back-to-back set until Nov. 27 and 28 and then another on Dec. 1 and 2. Holiday should be in most lineups for the next two games -- both against the Suns. Friday, 9:51 pm
  • Reggie Jackson doesn't turn ball over
    Reggie Jackson did not turn the ball over against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

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

    Advice: The defensive stats were nice, but the minutes and shooting percentage were far from encouraging. Since interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has taken over, Lawson has headed to the bench and his minutes have taken a major hit. Lawson also isn't doing much to prove he belongs on the court, connecting a career-worst 31.8 percent of his shot attempts, and his outlook isn't great with the impending return of Patrick Beverley (ankle). While he shouldn't be this bad for an entire season, he hasn't given his owners many reasons to not send him to the waiver wire. Friday, 9:17 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 14, 9 mins. next to Rubio
    Zach LaVine scored 14 points with three rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He played 8.6 minutes next to Ricky Rubio tonight, which is just a shade down from his 11 minutes on Tuesday. The LaVine SG experiment had its funding pulled earlier this year, but now the team is clearly going to try it again. He should be owned in all leagues with the new rotation favoring him. Friday, 8:26 pm
  • T.J. McConnell still hasn't been to FT line
    T.J. McConnell scored five points with seven boards, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: He s up to 373 minutes and 85 field goal attempts with zero free throw attempts this season. How the? Anyway, McConnell has been pretty good on the year, making 50.6 percent from the field with averages of 7.2 points, 5.1 boards, 6.5 assists, 1.2 steal, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 treys. He's putting up mid-round value on the year. Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) returns to game
    Brandon Knight (left ankle) has returned to Friday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Yes, this was the same ankle that required season-ending surgery last season, but his return to the game suggests he'll be fine. Owners can now rest the hand that was hovering over the panic button. Friday, 6:45 pm
  • Brandon Knight (ankle) goes to locker room
    Brandon Knight suffered a left ankle injury and went to the locker room. Friday, 6:30 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) will play on Friday
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) is a go for Friday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: He'll play around 15 minutes tonight, which isn't enough floor time to produce meaningful statistics in any format. Friday, 5:52 pm
  • George Hill questionable for Saturday
    George Hill (illness) is questionable for Saturday against the Bucks.

    Advice: He missed the last two games due to an upper respiratory illness and was able to practice on Friday. With Hill likely back, the Pacers will likely push Lavoy Allen back to the bench while Chase Budinger will play less. Friday, 12:49 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) questionable on Fri
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) is questionable to play on Friday against the Bulls.

    Advice: He was ruled out for Thursday after the game started, so he may have just became ill yesterday. If he's out along with Shaun Livingston (hip), we'll see Andre Iguodala running the point on occasion. Friday, 12:30 pm
  • Derrick Rose will not play on Friday night
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: He is improving, but the Bulls won't put him out there against Stephen Curry. Rose almost never plays at less than 100 percent these days, so he could miss the final game on the three-game road trip on Tuesday in Portland -- the same court in which he tore his meniscus. Aaron Brooks is also likely out, so we should see a lot of E'Twaun Moore in the second unit. Kirk Hinrich will start and has very little value. Friday, 11:33 am
  • Jrue Holiday (rest) will start on Friday
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will start vs. the Spurs on Friday with Ish Smith moving to the bench.

    Advice: Holiday will still be limited to 25 minutes of action, so his owners may want to consider benching him with 11 games on the schedule tonight. His workload should start to increase as we approach the new year, so he should be owned in most leagues unless you're desperate to win right now. Friday, 9:22 am
  • Bickerstaff not blaming Lawson for slow start
    Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff doesn't blame Ty Lawson for the Rockets' slow start and put him in the second unit so that he could have the ball in hands more,

    Advice: Additionally, Bickerstaff inserted Jason Terry in the starting lineup because the Rockets had some success with him in the first unit last season. "This was something we were comfortable with," Bickerstaff said. "We played that way most of the playoffs last year. With the change, we thought it was time for a little more change. It's not Ty's fault. He was not the cause of the problem. It was something we tried to get back to a comfort level." Lawson scored two points in 20 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Wednesday, and his minutes could be in even more danger when Patrick Beverley (ankle) returns. Lawson is far from a must-own player. Friday, 6:33 am
  • Full Curry: Steph scores 40, GSW now 13-0
    Stephen Curry went crazy yet again during a thrilling 124-117 win over the Clippers on Thursday, scoring 40 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and six 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: It's just not fair. Curry was in foul trouble and only had three points in the first quarter, which helped the Clippers build a 23-point lead in the first half. As only they could, the Warriors went absolutely bonkers in the fourth quarter with their eight 3-pointers giving them a 100.0 effective field goal percentage in that frame. On the season, Curry still has a ridiculous 69.2 true shooting percentage (TS%) to go with his third-ranked 33.6 usage rate -- no player in NBA history has posted a usage rate of at least 33 with a TS% of at least 64. He's on pace for 428 treys on the season and is on pace to be the most efficient high-volume player in one season. Thursday, 11:44 pm
  • Chris Paul's 35 points aren't enough vs. GSW
    Chris Paul was outstanding against the Warriors during a 124-117 loss on Thursday, scoring 35 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals and five 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: This is a tough one to lose. CP3 played through his groin injury, he lit it up with eight makes to open the game, made play after play until the fourth quarter to help the Clippers build a 23-point lead, and it still wasn't enough. Paul may be on the injury report for Friday's game against the Blazers, but his owners have to be excited about him going off tonight. Thursday, 10:57 pm
  • Austin Rivers scores 10 points off bench
    Austin Rivers scored 10 points off the bench against the Warriors on Thursday with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Even with Chris Paul back, Rivers still saw plenty of minutes with the Clippers going with a lot of three-guard lineups. J.J. Redick (back) could make it back for Friday, so Rivers doesn't have much value going forward. Thursday, 10:40 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (illness) out for Thursday
    Leandro Barbosa (illness) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: The team announced he was ill after the game started and ruled him out just before halftime. The Warriors will have to get creative with a backup point guard and play their wings out of position at times. Thursday, 8:50 pm
  • Darren Collison scores nine off the bench
    Darren Collison scored nine points in 21 minutes against the Heat on Thursday, adding just one assist.

    Advice: Rajon Rondo looked great and Ben McLemore was in a groove, so Collison's playing time came down from his 28-minute outing on Wednesday. He should have better games than this one, especially if Rudy Gay needs to miss time. Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • Rajon Rondo explodes with 14-9-18 line
    Rajon Rondo filled the stat sheet yet again during a 116-109 loss to the Heat on Thursday, scoring 14 points with nine rebounds, 18 assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and three turnovers.

    Advice: That's the most assists handed out in a game this season. Rondo had his third game with at least 15 assists, which is more than the rest of the league combined (Russell Westbrook and Brandon Knight each have one). There's no doubt Rondo is putting up monster numbers, but the perception is a lot greater than his actual fantasy output with only mid-round value on the season. He's obviously a must-start player, but selling high makes a lot of sense. Thursday, 7:10 pm
  • Chris Paul will play, J.J. Redick will not
    Chris Paul (groin) will play against the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: Paul did more at practice on Wednesday and this is probably the most important game of the season for the Clippers so far. Paul has played through injuries before and he's usually not limited, so he'll likely be out there for more than 30 minutes. His return likely takes away from Austin Rivers more than it does for Jamal Crawford. Thursday, 5:53 pm
  • Ty Lawson pleads guilty to Denver DUI
    Ty Lawson pled guilty to driving while his ability was impaired, as well as failure to drive in a single lane during his court appearance in Denver on Thursday.

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

    Advice: Holiday was rested during Wednesday's game as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he'll be back on the court Friday night. The Pelicans' next back-to-back set comes on Nov. 27 vs. the Clippers and Nov. 28 vs. the Jazz, so you can expect him to sit out one of those contests. Thursday, 1:42 pm
  • CP3 (groin), Redick (back) game-time calls
    Chris Paul (groin) and J.J. Redick (back) will be game-time decisions for Thursday's matchup against the Warriors.

    Advice: Doc Rivers is currently listing both as doubtful, but beat reporter Ben Bolch noted that based on their activity during shootaround, the pair seemed close to making a return. This could perhaps be Rivers not wanted to tip his hand as to who will start with a matchup against the defending champs, and we won't likely have official word until just before the tip. If both Paul and Redick are unavailable, Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers will be in the starting lineup, and Crawford would be worth a look in daily leagues after going off for 37 points in 40 minutes on Saturday. Thursday, 12:11 pm
  • Derrick Rose (ankle) a game-time decision Fri
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Warriors.

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

    Advice: Lawson absence from Thursday's practice shouldn't affect his status for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, although he's been playing so horribly as of late that owners may want to consider benching him until he can string a few good games together. Thursday, 11:40 am
  • Clippers marvel at Steph Curry's skills
    Doc Rivers and several of the Clippers said there is no player in the NBA like Steph Curry.

    Advice: They're not wrong. Said Rivers, ""It’s amazing," Rivers said. "I don’t know if we’ve seen anything like it, really. We’ve seen great shooters in the league, we’ve seen great ball-handlers in the league; we haven’t seen great shooters that are ball-handlers. He’s both." Blake Griffin and Paul Pierce added to Rivers' praise in the link below, and all fantasy owners can do is sit back and enjoy the ride. Thursday, 6:42 am
  • Ty Lawson says he's good w/ coming off bench
    Ty Lawson said he's fine with coming off the bench if it helps the team.

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

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

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

    Advice: New Orleans gives up a league-high 109.9 points per game and they were playing without Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Omer Asik tonight, creating a perfect storm for Westbrook. He sank 14-of-25 FGs and 15-of-20 FTs, on his way to a ridiculous usage rate of 42.6 percent. WB has been great all season, but his fantasy owners are loving the sans-Durant version even more. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Ish Smith scores 18 pts w/ Jrue Holiday out
    Ish Smith started again on Wednesday and notched 18 points, three rebounds and six assists in a road loss the Thunder.

    Advice: He shot 8-of-20 from the field with no defensive stats, but also committed just one turnover in 34 minutes. This was Smith's third start of the season -- in the first two he averaged 12.5 points, 1.5 triples, 6.0 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.5 steals. He's a great DFS play whenever Jrue Holiday is rested, and is worth holding in most leagues until Holiday's medical restrictions are lifted. Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scores 22 with six dimes
    Dennis Schroder made 9-of-21 from the field for 22 points with two rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's by far his best start of the season. Schroder took care of the ball and wasn't nearly as sloppy. Jeff Teague (ankle) was close to playing tonight, so Schroder will probably be moving back to the bench. If he's still on the wire, there's not much incentive to adding him. Wednesday, 8:09 pm
  • Darren Collison returns, scores seven points
    Darren Collison returned to the lineup on Wednesday against the Hawks with seven points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't appear to be limited after missing almost two weeks. Collison was playing some of his best basketball of the season before his injury and coach George Karl even benched Rajon Rondo in most of the second half in the last game Collison was healthy. He should be owned in standard leagues. Wednesday, 7:32 pm
  • Rajon Rondo posts fourth triple-double
    Rajon Rondo had the fourth triple-double of his season on Wednesday with 12 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and seven turnovers.

    Advice: He was 6-of-9 from the field and didn't go to the line in his 31 minutes. Rondo didn't have his best game defensively and coach George Karl won't like all those turnovers, so he'll likely be around 30 minutes most nights. After a monster run last week, Rondo will probably trend down now that Darren Collison is back. He's still worth owning in all leagues, of course. Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • T.J. McConnell scores career-high 16 points
    T.J. McConnell scored a career-high 16 points in a losing effort vs. Indiana, hitting 7-of-9 shots with two 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He continues to lead all rookies in assists at 6.9 per game, and is worth deploying while starting at point guard. Unfortunately, owners must be wary of the eventual return of Kendall Marshall (knee) and Tony Wroten (knee), both of whom could be playing by the first week of December. On a side note, T.J. McConnell has now played 346 minutes without attempting a single free throw this season. Wednesday, 7:01 pm
  • Derrick Rose officially out for Wednesday
    Derrick Rose (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: He said his ankle is really sore, which is a little different from him saying he didn't have swelling earlier today. His fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play Friday. Kirk Hinrich will start, but Aaron Brooks should have more value. Jimmy Butler could have a big game. Wednesday, 6:02 pm
  • Chris Paul, J.J. Redick doubtful to face GSW
    Chris Paul (groin) and J.J. Redick (back) are listed as doubtful to play against the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: Paul did some work at practice on Wednesday, but the team will likely just hold him out to give him a full week to recover. It'll be Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers getting the start with Crawford having the bigger upside. Wednesday, 5:47 pm
  • Jason Terry starting, Ty Lawson to the bench
    Jason Terry will start Wednesday's game against the Blazers, sending Ty Lawson to the bench.

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

    Advice: There is no word on if he'll be limited, but we probably won't see 48 minutes of Rajon Rondo. Collison was outplaying Rondo in a big way before the injury, so we'll see what happens tonight. Collison is worth a look in standard leagues. Wednesday, 3:51 pm
  • Chris Paul (groin) limited in practice
    Chris Paul (groin) was limited in practice on Wednesday and is unlikely to play on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He is a little bit ahead of J.J. Redick (back), but the team likely wants to put CP3 out of harm's way to avoid a recurring issue. Paul would be missing his third game in a row and it would appear Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers would be getting the start. Wednesday, 1:37 pm
  • George Hill (illness) out Wednesday vs. 76ers
    Updating a previous report, George Hill (illness) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

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

    Advice: An earlier report had Hill out for tonight's game, but it sounds like there's a chance he'll be able to give it a go. Hopefully we'll get another update following shootaround, but it looks like Hill may be headed for the dreaded game-time decision. If he plays, Chase Budinger would head to the bench. Stay tuned. Wednesday, 9:39 am
  • Jrue Holiday (rest) out Wednesday vs. OKC
    Jrue Holiday (rest) will miss Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: It's the second game of a back-to-back set, so Holiday will get the night off. Ish Smith will start sans Jrue with Eric Gordon doing a bit more on offense. Wednesday, 5:18 am
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores 12 points
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 12 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Not bad. He did only make 35.7 percent from the field, so he has some work to do there. On the bright side, Mudiay has turned the ball over three or fewer times in four of his last five -- the other game was a nine-TO outing, though. He has some work to do to be a reliable asset in standard leagues. Tuesday, 10:40 pm
  • Leandro Barbosa (personal) returns Tues
    Leandro Barbosa (personal) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring six points with one board, one assist and three steals.

    Advice: Even with Shaun Livingston (hip) on the shelf, Barbosa only saw 15 minutes of action. Barbosa is not on the fantasy radar. Tuesday, 10:39 pm
  • Jameer Nelson gets hot late
    Jameer Nelson scored 16 points against the Pelicans on Tuesday with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was sizzling to put this game away. Nelson is getting a decent amount of playing time next to Emmanuel Mudiay with the Nuggets playing a lot of smaller lineups. Nelson isn't quite a strong pickup in standard leagues, but owners in need of a 3-point shooting PG could do worse. Tuesday, 10:25 pm
  • Stephen Curry drops 37, GSW improve to 12-0
    The Warriors improved to 12-0 on the season behind a 37-point performance from Stephen Curry on Tuesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The MVP added nine assists, two boards, two steals and five 3-pointers, but he did have seven turnovers. The Warriors are now just the seventh team in NBA history to start the season 12-0 and they wouldn't be where they are without the unbelievable play of Curry. He's been the best player to own in fantasy this season and it's not even close. Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Jrue Holiday plays 23 minutes
    Jrue Holiday played 23 minutes against the Nuggets on Tuesday with 10 points, one rebound, seven assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: While he hasn't been getting a lot of playing time this year at just 22 minutes per outing, Holiday ranks 11th in the NBA among regular starters for usage rate. He's also seen his minutes climb and is coming off a 25-minute outing from Sunday. Although, the Pelicans falling to 1-10 could mean Holiday gets shut down. He's kind of a volatile asset. Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Ish Smith logs 38 minutes, scores 13
    Ish Smith played 38 minutes against the Nuggets on Tuesday with 13 points, three rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer on 6-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: The Pelicans are so thin that Smith actually played next to Jrue Holiday for 12.2 minutes. They even had a lineup of Smith, Toney Douglas and Eric Gordon out there for 7.8 minutes. Smith should have another month of value and he would see a small uptick if Anthony Davis needed to miss time. Tuesday, 9:51 pm
  • Reggie Jackson gets 23 points with 12 dimes
    Reggie Jackson bounced back on Tuesday with 23 points, six rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Cavs.

    Advice: He had the two-man game working with his bigs with five assists to Ersan Ilyasova and four to Andre Drummond. Jackson leads all Eastern Conference players in time of possession of the ball and he leads all players in pick-and-roll plays. Jackson hasn't quite busted loose yet with just mid-round value, but he should start trending up soon. Although, his 4.1 turnovers per game are killing him. Tuesday, 9:37 pm
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