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  • Ray Felton scores 17 with nice line off bench
    Raymond Felton hit 5-of-9 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws for 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's overtime loss.

    Advice: He hit a big shot late in regulation to help force overtime and has scored in double figures in four of his last five games. If you need guard help, there's a decent chance he's available in your league. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:25 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 23 in loss to Jazz
    Deron Williams hit 5-of-12 shots, two 3-pointers and 11-of-13 free throws for 23 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal in 42 minutes of Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz, his former team.

    Advice: The Jazz play good defense and Williams was probably motivated against his former team, even though years have passed. He struggled with eight points on 3-of-9 shooting in his return from a hip injury on Friday, but has played very well in his last two games. Hopefully he uses the All-Star break to get fully healthy and keeps it going after the break. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:21 pm
  • Patty Mills plays just 16 minutes in win
    Patty Mills played 16 minutes and hit 2-of-6 shots and two 3-pointers for eight points, three rebounds, one assist and a steal on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mills was playing very well coming into this one and offers some intrigue due to Manu Ginobili's surgery, but as long as he's coming off the bench for Gregg Popovich, new owners have to realize that nights like this one could happen more often than they'd like. He's still worth a deep-league grab with Manu out, but he's not an automatic starter. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:06 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 18 points in loss
    Avery Bradley scored 18 points with four boards, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He had a costly foul on the last play of the game which put Khris Middleton on the line where he hit the game-winning free throw, but Bradley did have a solid game. He was coming off a 25-point outing vs. the Kings on Sunday and has hit a total of 14 3-pointers in his last three games, so he's a must-start player until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:54 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores 12 points in loss
    Marcus Smart scored 12 points with four boards, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The Celtics have been relying on Evan Turner a lot, so Smart's minutes have been inconsistent. His averages of 8.8 points, 3.0 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 35.9 percent shooting over his last five games is barely good enough for top-150 value, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in most cases. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:42 pm
  • Garrett Temple plays 32 minutes off bench
    Garrett Temple played 32 minutes off the Wizards' bench on Tuesday, but didn't do much with them, finishing with five points, one rebound, one assist and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's playing 31 minutes a game over his last five, but averaging just 6.4 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 3-pointers. The return of Bradley Beal to the starting lineup doesn't help him, as Temple is now going to come off the bench, while the absence of Gary Neal (leg injury) should give him a small boost. But as long as Temple's not starting, he loses what little appeal he had. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:30 pm
  • Ramon Sessions plays just 12 minutes in win
    Ramon Sessions played just 12 minutes and had seven points, two rebounds and one assist on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sessions usually puts up decent numbers when he gets 20-25 minutes a game, but he's played 15 or fewer minutes in three of his last five games, and Garrett Temple looks like a better bet off the Wizards' bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:21 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless plays 32 minutes in win
    Jerryd Bayless played 32 minutes vs. the Celtics on Tuesday with 14 points, two assists, one board and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: O.J. Mayo and Michael Carter-Williams were both in foul trouble, so that explains the bump in minutes. Bayless was getting 27.7 minutes per game in February prior to Tuesday, but that number could dip with Mayo back in the mix. He's better suited for deeper leagues, but is also someone to watch in case MCW is moved at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 pm
  • John Wall puts up massive line in win over NY
    John Wall had the early line of the night with 28 points, five rebounds, 17 assists, a steal and three 3-pointers on 10-of-24 shooting in 43 minutes of Tuesday's thrilling win over the Knicks.

    Advice: The 17 dimes aren't even a season high, as he had 19 of them back on Dec. 21, but he is rolling right now, double-doubling in four straight games and averaging 25.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 11.0 assists, 1.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting in February. And in case that wasn't enough, he also committed just one turnover tonight in his 43 minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:06 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams plays 26 minutes
    Michael Carter-Williams was benched in favor of O.J. Mayo for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics, but he responded with 16 points, six boards, five assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Jason Kidd said that MCW will keep all of his minutes despite his new bench role, but unfortunately he picked up five fouls tonight. Regardless, MCW played really well and was an efficient 6-of-8 from the field with just a couple of turnovers, so his owners should feel a little more encouraged. For now, MCW is still the PG to own in Milwaukee. As for Mayo, he failed to score in 18 minutes with eight assists. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:56 pm
  • Galloway plays 29 minutes, misses big shot
    Langston Galloway came off the bench and played 29 minutes on Tuesday, but missed a surprisingly wide-open 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime.

    Advice: He finished the game with 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-11 shooting, in an otherwise great night. He struggled in his previous two games, which featured the return of Jose Calderon, but the minutes have been there all along. Galloway is a player to hold as long as he's getting at least 25 minutes a night for the Knicks. And had his final shot gone down, he'd be a lot more famous in the morning. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:53 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) plays 18 minutes
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) returned from an 11-game absence and started at point guard on Tuesday vs. the Celtics, but he failed to score in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He struggled with foul trouble and missed both of his shots, but he did have six assists and a rebound. "We might not have a true point guard but O.J. thrived in this situation last time," Coach Jason Kidd said regarding his decision to start Mayo. "We'll see how it goes this time." Mayo might stick with the first unit even though he was pretty rusty, but Michael Carter-Williams closed out Tuesday's game and is still the PG to own in Milwaukee. Mayo is only on the radar in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:41 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams to come off the bench
    Michael Carter-Williams will come off the bench behind O.J. Mayo for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: MCW isn't great on a per-minutes basis, and his playing time could head south with the return to the bench, as he'll now be fighting for minutes with Jerryd Bayless. Mayo owns averages of 12.3 points, 3.8 assists, 1.6 three-pointers and 1.9 steals per game as a starter this season, but he's more of a wait-and-see guy as he could be eased back into things after spending 11 games on the sidelines. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:55 pm
  • O.J. Mayo starting, Carter-Williams benched
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will start Tuesday vs. the Celtics, sending Michael Carter-Williams to the bench.

    Advice: The Bucks will roll out a starting five of Mayo, Kris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Miles Plumlee for Tuesday's game with MCW and Greg Monroe coming off the bench. It'll be interesting to see how many minutes Jason Kidd gives Mayo given that O.J. has spent the past 11 games on the sidelines, but Carter-Williams' playing time looks ready to take a hit with both Mayo and Jerryd Bayless active. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:45 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Tuesday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Mayo will likely be eased back into the rotation following an 11 game absence, so there's no reason to pick him up in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:31 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless, O.J. Mayo will play Tuesday
    Jerryd Bayless (ankle) and O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Bayless was probable heading into this one, so no surprises here. He's been playing well as of late, owning averages of 15.5 points, 3.5 assists and 3.5 three-pointers per game over the past week, and he's someone to consider stashing away in deep leagues with trade rumors swirling around Michael Carter-Williams. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:25 pm
  • Derrick Rose (soreness) expected to play Weds
    Derrick Rose (soreness) is expected to play Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: He's not on the team's injury report, and only missed Monday's game due to "soreness," so he should be out there. Rose owns a usage rate of 33.0 sans Jimmy Butler, so he's going to be a major part of everything Chicago does over the next 3-4 weeks with Butler (knee) on the sidelines. Kirk Hinrich will head back to the bench with Rose active. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:09 pm
  • Report: NO could move Tyreke Evans, Gordon?
    The Pelicans are reportedly open to moving either Tyreke Evans (knee) or Eric Gordon (finger).

    Advice: While Evans' talent is undeniable, his surgically repaired right knee has become a major issue, so the Pelicans may be willing to move on from the oft-injured guard. The same can be said for Gordon, as he has never made it through a full 82-game season, so it'll be interesting to see if New Orleans makes a move at the deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:44 pm
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  • Report: IND interested in Teague, Hill swap?
    The Pacers have reportedly reached out to the Hawks regarding a potential Jeff Teague, George Hill trade.

    Advice: Teague's value could take a hit in Indiana as he'd be fighting for touches with Paul George and Monta Ellis on offense, so this wouldn't be an ideal landing spot for Jeff. The trade rumors have been swirling around Atlanta's Big Three, and it seems likely that at least one of the core players for the Hawks is dealt at the deadline. The Magic, Jazz and Knicks have also expressed interest in Teague, so Dennis Schroder needs to be stashed in most leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:37 pm
  • Gary Neal out Tuesday against Knicks
    Gary Neal (sore right leg) will miss Tuesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Neal was unable to go through shootaround and will sit for Tuesday's matchup against the Knicks. Garrett Temple will pick up a few extra minutes with Neal out, but isn't worth a start in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:22 am
  • Gary Neal limited at shootaround on Tuesday
    Gary Neal (sore right leg) was extremely limited at shootaround on Tuesday.

    Advice: We'll keep an eye on his status, but Neal looks to be doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Knicks. He's not an option in standard fantasy leagues anyway, so fantasy owners can feel free to move on to the next blurb. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:35 am
  • DET recalls Spencer Dinwiddie from D-League
    The Pistons have recalled Spencer Dinwiddie (ankle) from the D-League.

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

    Advice: The Cavs won't confirm that Delly will miss Wednesday's game against the Lakers, but keeping him out until after the break will give him 17 days in between games to heal his hamstring. We'll keep an eye on his status after shootaround on Wednesday, but Mo Williams will likely see a bit of a minutes boost against the Lakers. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:09 am
  • Knicks have shot at Russell Westbrook?
    The Knicks could have a real shot at signing Russell Westbrook after the 2016-17 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

    Advice: We've got a ways to go until Westbrook is an unrestricted free agent, but Woj thinks the Knicks have a legitimate chance at luring the star guard to New York City. While Knicks president Phil Jackson has some work to do hiring a new coaching staff and building a better roster for Westbrook, this idea gives Knicks fans something to potentially look forward to. For the time being, Westbrook's fantasy owners can continue to enjoy his elite production as one of the best players in all of fantasy. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 am
  • Russell Westbrook scores 29 points vs. PHX
    Russell Westbrook scored 29 points against the Suns on Monday with eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He is crashing the glass like few other guards and is close to triple-doubles more often than not. In his last six, Westbrook averaged 24.5 points, 10.2 boards, 12.3 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.2 blocks and 1.3 treys. His slump from last month is behind him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Archie Goodwin scores 20 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 20 points with four rebounds, seven assists and two turnovers against the Thunder on Monday night.

    Advice: Coach Earl Watson said after the game he thought Goodwin had a "solid" effort and he really liked that Goodwin only had two turnovers. It'll be interesting to see what happens when Brandon Knight comes back, but Goodwin should still be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 33 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored 33 points during a 112-106 win in Memphis on Monday, adding four rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

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

    Advice: He picked up where he left off with a very nice line. Crabbe has been cruising along with mid-round value in his last 10, so he is worth a hold in standard leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 12 points in loss
    Zach LaVine scored 12 points with two boards, two assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The blocks were obviously a career high and he didn't record more than one block in a game this season prior to tonight. LaVine was 4-of-10 from the field in the loss and didn't have any turnovers, so his fantasy arrow is still pointing up. As the year progresses, his role should only grow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 10 points in win
    Norris Cole scored 10 points with six assists, three boards and one turnover in 32 minutes vs. the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry seems to love Cole and he has played 30 or more minutes in seven out of his last eight games. He had a 26-point game in his last outing with five assists, so he is worth owning in standard leagues until he cools off or until the Pelicans get some healthy bodies back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 21 points vs. Magic
    Jeff Teague scored 21 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: It's probably safe to say Teague is back. In his last five, the 2014-15 All-Star averaged 20.6 points, 3.4 assists, 5.0 blocks, 1.4 steals and 2.6 treys on 53.5 percent from the field. Teague has third-round value in that span and looks to be out of his season-long slump. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 27 points in win
    Jrue Holiday scored 27 points vs. the Wolves on Monday with nine assists, six boards, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He took care of his business in just 28 minutes and finished 11-of-23 from the field with one turnover. Holiday is one of the safest players to own in New Orleans going forward because Tyreke Evans (knee) is a shut-down candidate and Anthony Davis is very prone to injuries, so his owners should be feeling confident. The Pelicans will play the Jazz on Wednesday and the Thunder on Thursday before the All-Star break begins. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) is available Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is available for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He didn't play on Saturday vs. the Rockets, but he must be feeling better and will likely see close to his normal workload on Monday. If the Blazers decide to limit his minutes as a precaution, Gerald Henderson would benefit. Crabbe is worth a look if you need points and treys. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Derrick Rose (soreness) out for Monday night
    Derrick Rose will not play on Monday against the Hornets due to "just soreness overall."

    Advice: He is hopeful to play on Wednesday against the Hornets. Rose played 34.0 minutes per game in his last two while taking a combined 47 shots in those two losses. The Bulls will start Kirk Hinrich and E'Twaun Moore in the backcourt while there will be plenty of shots to go around. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:19 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (ankle) is probable
    Jerryd Bayless (ankle) is probable for Tuesday against the Celtics.

    Advice: He suffered a minor tweak over the weekend and should be good to go. Bayless will back up Michael Carter-Williams and is only a low-end stash with MCW possibly being traded. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:54 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova likely out through break
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) is out Monday and is unlikely for Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cavs will allow him to rest through the break. With Dellavedova out, Mo Williams should get minutes as Kyrie Irving's backup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • O.J. Mayo expected to return on Tuesday night
    O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) is expected to make his return on Tuesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: This confirms an earlier report, and all signs point to the veteran guard finally getting back on the floor. Following an 11-game absence, expect Mayo to be eased back into action. With Mayo and Jerryd Bayless once again in the mix, those with Michael Carter-Williams on the roster should be paying very close attention to the minutes distribution in Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 am
  • Matthew Dellavedova out again on Monday night
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: Delly's absence means Mo Williams will continue to remain in the rotation, but only as a backup to a healthy Kyrie Irving. Leave Williams on the waiver wire in your fantasy league. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 am
  • Hoiberg wants Rose to play with pace and push
    Fred Hoiberg wants Derrick Rose to play "with pace and his push" moving forward.

    Advice: With Jimmy Butler (knee) likely out through the All-Star break, Rose's usage rate figures to climb in the upward direction. Rose has been playing better over his last six games, averaging 19.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.0 steals on 42.9 percent shooting. He's better in DFS and points formats than standard leagues because Rose doesn't hit threes, steal the ball or block any shots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 am
  • Avery Bradley hits 6-of-7 triples, scores 25
    Avery Bradley drained 6-of-7 shots from downtown on Sunday, finishing with a team-high 25 points, three rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He hit a game-winner vs. the Cavaliers on Friday and kept it going tonight, helping the surging Celtics hang on for a 128-119 home victory. It's encouraging to see him play this well in Boston, where he's been averaging 3.3 fewer points on considerably worse shooting from the field (40.8 percent) and the FT line (73.1 percent). He's been a top-50 value over the Celtics' past dozen games (9-cat) and is poised for a strong finish to the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:41 pm
  • Langston Galloway logs 21 minutes off bench
    Langston Galloway returned to the Knicks' bench on Sunday, where he posted six points, two 3-pointers and three rebounds in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Galloway started Friday's game with Melo out, but even prior to that he'd carved out a big role -- since Jan. 26 he's averaged a healthy 31.0 minutes per game. Galloway is worth a look as a cheap source of 3-pointers and steals, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:32 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 24 points with five dimes
    Jeff Teague hit 10-of-17 shots for 24 points on Sunday, to go with five assists, three 3-pointers, one rebound, one steal and an unfortunate five turnovers through 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: Teague did briefly exit the game after getting hit in the left side, but he played through it and it didn't look like an injury that would force him to miss any time. Jeff has been playing much better over the past two weeks, putting in averages of 17.3 points, 5.4 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.9 steals and 3.0 turnovers per game on 53.8 percent shooting, which has been good enough for second-round value in standard leagues. Dennis Schroder no longer seems to be a threat to Teague's minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:28 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) questionable Monday
    Allen Crabbe (illness) is questionable to play Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Crabbe is dealing with a stomach bug, and if he can't give it a go on Monday, it'll be Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless picking up some extended run. Check back for another update on Crabbe following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:58 am
  • Archie Goodwin scores 14 points in loss
    Archie Goodwin scored 14 points with six boards, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: He unfortunately had more turnovers (4) than assists for the third time in his last five games, but to be fair Goodwin is still learning how to be a point guard. Brandon Knight (groin) will be sidelined through the All-Star break and possibly more, so Goodwin is still worth holding onto if you don't mind the heavy turnovers. It also helps that Knight is a potential shut-down candidate with the Suns playing for ping pong balls. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:39 pm
  • Russell Westbrook scores 27 in loss to GSW
    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points with three rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not have any field goal makes in the fourth quarter. Westbrook's three rebounds are tied for his third-lowest output in that category. His scoring is starting to come up again with just one game below 24 points in his last seven games. Before that stretch, he had six such games in his previous seven. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Derrick Rose has season-high 10 assists
    Derrick Rose handed out a season-high 10 assists against the Wolves on Saturday during a 112-105 loss, adding 18 points, five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: He has been horrible in back-to-back sets and made just 6-of-20 from the field tonight. Rose is going to be really busy and could be an option in DFS while Jimmy Butler (knee) is out, but he doesn't get a big bump in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:59 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 22 w/ 11 dimes
    Deron Williams had 22 points to go with 11 assists, two boards, one steal and two 3-pointers in Saturday's overtime win over the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He was awful on Friday vs. the Spurs with just eight points on 3-of-9 shooting in 27 minutes, but he looked rejuvenated vs. the Grizzlies and this was one of his best performances of the season. He shot 8-of-20 from the field and didn't turn the ball over once, so hopefully he carries this momentum into Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:15 pm
  • Raymond Felton scores 16 points off bench
    Raymond Felton scored 16 points off the bench on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies with seven boards, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Wesley Matthews was benched down the stretch and finished with just eight points, but coach Rick Carlisle was simply riding the hot hand in Felton. He scored just six points in his previous outing in 21 minutes, so he would have to do this again to be on the radar in standard leagues. To be clear, Matthews' spot in the lineup is not in jeopardy. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:14 pm
  • Norris Cole gets hot, scores 26 points
    Norris Cole scored a career-high 26 points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He started the second half on fire with 12 points in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Cole is up and down, but he's played well in most of the games since Tyreke Evans (knee) went down. With Tyreke out for at least this week, holding Cole in standard leagues makes sense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 21 in rout at Houston
    Damian Lillard scored 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal and three 3-pointers during a 96-79 win in Houston on Saturday.

    Advice: Rockets fans will probably never doubt Lillard, but this wasn't even his best game as a scorer. His assists have been the story lately and Lillard has put up three consecutive double-doubles for the first time in his NBA career. Yes, he should have made the All-Star Team. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:28 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) out until All-Star break
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been shut down until the All-Star break.

    Advice: "Hopefully he’ll be ready to go right after the All-Star break and we’ll be able to play him for the rest of the stretch [of the schedule]," coach Alvin Gentry said. His owners should stash him in an IR spot, but it's still possible that he could be shut down during the final weeks of the season if the Pelicans are not in the playoff hunt. In the meantime, Bryce Dejean-Jones will continue to start and is worth a look in deeper leagues. Jrue Holiday will benefit as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:15 pm
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  • Matt Dellavedova out again on Saturday
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: His hamstring issue has been a problem for two weeks and the Cavs may rest him until the break. Mo Williams will be in the rotation again while this news also helps Iman Shumpert because of no Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:55 pm
  • Allen Crabbe (illness) out against Rockets
    Allen Crabbe (illness) will miss Saturday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: He showed up at the arena with an illness and he is officially inactive. That should mean more minutes for Gerald Henderson and Moe Harkless. If you have Crabbe in your DFS lineup, you might need to swap him out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:08 pm
  • Deron Williams hits 3-of-9 shots in 27 mins
    Deron Williams' struggles continued on Friday as he only connected on 3-of-9 shots on his way to eight points, three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Williams has been struggling mightily over the past month, owning meager averages of 11.7 points, 4.6 assists, 1.0 three-pointer and 2.3 turnovers per game on 38.5 percent shooting. Those numbers have him ranking well outside the top 150 in standard leagues, although he still offers too much upside to outright drop. Perhaps he can get things back on track after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:14 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 16 points with two treys
    Patty Mills scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting Friday to go with two 3-pointers and four rebounds in 15 minutes of floor time.

    Advice: Mills could have some more minutes falling his way with Manu Ginobili (testicular surgery) set to spend at least the next month on the sidelines, but he's not much more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:05 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 15 points
    Jerryd Bayless scored 15 points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He scored all 15 points in the first half and disappeared after that. Bayless does have some stash appeal with some trade rumors popping up on Michael Carter-Williams, but it's only for deeper leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:16 pm
  • Derrick Rose drops 30-9-8 line in loss
    Derrick Rose scored 30 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday during a 115-110 loss.

    Advice: He was very busy, making 13-of-27 from the field with his 37.1 usage rate in the second half. If Jimmy Butler (knee) misses time, we'll be seeing a ton of Rose in the offense. His upside still isn't high because of low defensive stats and treys, but he'll likely be better for DFS. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:57 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores four points
    Langston Galloway started at shooting guard on Friday with four points, three rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes.

    Advice: All that momentum fell off in a hurry and he's really not a shooting guard. If you added Galloway, you should stick with him for a little while longer, especially if Carmelo Anthony (knee) needs to miss time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:31 pm
  • John Wall triple-doubles in win over 76ers
    John Wall triple-doubled against the 76ers during a 106-94 win on Friday, scoring 18 points with 13 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Wizards offense is starting to click again and going small is probably the reason why. Wall had a really tough cold spell last month and it's probably not a coincidence that's when the team went with Nene (calf) at power forward. Expect to see Wall put up some big lines going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:44 pm
  • Jeff Teague scored 16 points vs. Pacers
    Jeff Teague made 5-of-9 from the field for 16 points with five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's not a great game, but it's not a step back. Teague has been in a solid groove in his last five, averaging 18.6 points, 2.8 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.8 treys on 52.2 percent form the field. Believe it or not, Teague has posted second-round value in the last seven games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:35 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 14, hits game-winning 3
    Avery Bradley scored 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting Friday, to go with three rebounds, one assist, one block, two turnovers and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Bradley also drained a clutch 3-pointer during the closing seconds of the game (video below) to steal the win on Cleveland's home court. He's been a mid-round guy on the year, and is worth owning in all leagues for his solid contributions to points (14.8), 3-pointers (2.0) and steals (1.6). Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Kidd expects Mayo (hamstring) to play Tuesday
    Jason Kidd said that he expects O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) to play Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Mayo was able to get through a full practice on Thursday unscathed, so it sounds like he'll be ready to get back on the court Tuesday night following an 11 game absence. Mayo will likely be eased back into the rotation in Milwaukee, and with averages of just 9.1 points, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.2 steals on 37.4 percent shooting on the year, he can safely remain on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:51 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip bruise) will play Friday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) will play vs. the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: D-Will hurt himself on Monday but only missed one game, a good sign for fantasy owners given his lengthy injury history. With Devin Harris (toe) doubtful to return prior to the All-Star break, there should still be extra minutes for backup guards J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:57 pm
  • Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) iffy Saturday
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) won't play on Friday and he's questionable to return vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: Tyronn Lue suggested prior to Friday's game that Dellavedova might not be ready to face New Orleans, which isn't a good sign. Mo Williams is picking up a handful of minutes in Delly's absence, but he's not a viable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Garrett Temple shifts to bench role Friday
    Garrett Temple will shift to the Wizards' bench on Friday, with Bradley Beal taking his place in the starting lineup.

    Advice: Washington has lost five of their past six games so coach Randy Wittman decided to shake things up, and Temple should still claim a substantial role off the bench. This does his fantasy value no favors, however, and anyone on the fence can take this as their cue to cut him loose. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:21 pm
  • Langston Galloway getting a start at SG
    Langston Galloway will start in place of Carmelo Anthony (knee) on Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He is coming in on fire with a 17-point gem on Thursday with some solid play in the past week. Galloway has logged most of his minutes at point guard, but he does have some nice run at shooting guard this year. Considering how well he's played, he is a nice option tonight and is worth a grab in standard leagues who he's hot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:54 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Saturday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: The Pelicans are talking about a shutdown, but it's not in their plans right now. There's a decent chance we don't see Evans back out there this week. Bryce Dejean-Jones was very good on Thursday and should get more starts. Norris Cole also benefits and hopeful he can stay out of foul trouble. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:23 pm
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  • Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) out Friday
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play on Friday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: This will be his second straight game on the shelf and the Cavs shouldn't be in any hurry to rush him back. Mo Williams played just 11 minutes on Wednesday as the backup point guard, so there's no real reason to consider him outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:06 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) listed as questionable
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) has been listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Coach Rick Carlisle is "hopeful" to have him back in the lineup and Williams said on Thursday that he would give it a go, but we should have a concrete answer after the Mavs' shootaround. For now, it sounds safe to pencil him back into lineups. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will lose some value if D-Will plays. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:05 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 in loss
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday during a 110-103 loss.

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

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

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

    Advice: The Suns are really embracing the pass, but sometimes the plays aren't there and that led to their 24 turnovers tonight. Goodwin's minutes seem to be locked up until late February at the very least, so he's worth holding in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:59 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores 17 on nine FGAs
    Langston Galloway was terrific in 36 minutes against the Pistons, making 7-of-9 from the field for 17 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He might have Wally Pipp'd Jose Calderon. Galloway is a better defender and his improved shooting from the outside is a good fit in the offense. He's put up sixth-round value in his last 10 games, but he might be overachieving. He's still worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:00 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) out for Thursday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry was asked about a shut down and said they are evaluating it, but it's not in the plan right now. Evans hasn't warmed up in over a week and the Pelicans haven't set a date for him to return. Bryce Dejean-Jones will get a start and hopefully the Pelicans don't play Toney Douglas 22 minutes like they did on Wednesday. Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday should be locked into lineups. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:58 pm
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  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out Friday vs. Utah
    O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) will not play Friday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Mayo was able to go through a full practice with the Bucks on Thursday, and head coach Jason Kidd said that he's looking good, so at least Mayo is getting close to a return after spending half of January on the sidelines. However, O.J. is averaging just 9.1 points, 1.2 steals and 1.2 three-pointers per game on 37.4 percent shooting, so even when he does get back on the court, there's not much reason to own him in most formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:40 pm
  • Langston Galloway will come off the bench
    Langston Galloway will return to the bench for Thursday's game vs. the Pistons, with Jose Calderon back in the starting lineup.

    Advice: Galloway had a nice run as New York's starting point guard, but his value will take a significant hit with the return to the second-unit. Feel free to cut him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:59 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip) says he'll play Friday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) said after Thursday's practice that he'll play Friday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle wouldn't officially confirm Williams' status, but he did say he was hopeful Deron would be out there, so it's looking like he'll play vs. the Spurs. With Williams active, J.J. Barea will return to the bench and Raymond Felton's minutes will take a hit. Owners should check back for official confirmation on Deron following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:17 pm
  • Carlisle hopeful Williams can play Friday
    Rick Carlisle said that he's hopeful to have Deron Williams (right hip contusion) available for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Williams sat out Wednesday's game with the hip injury, but he was moving around better at shootaround, and he said after Thursday's practice that he'll play on Friday. Williams return to the lineup would result in J.J. Barea heading back to the bench, and there would be less minutes available for Raymond Felton. Check back for another update on Williams following Friday morning's shootaround, but it sounds like he'll be out there. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:48 am
  • Bucks open to trading Michael Carter-Williams
    The Bucks are reportedly open to trading Michael Carter-Williams.

    Advice: At 20-31, the Bucks are 6.5 games behind the Pistons for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and are open to restructuring their roster. The former Rookie of the Year has been inconsistent in his Bucks tenure and is in danger of losing minutes to Jerryd Bayless if he stays in Milwaukee. If MCW is traded, Bayless and Tyler Ennis would be in line for a minutes boost. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:48 am
  • Tyreke Evans doubtful for Thursday vs Lakers
    Tyreke Evans (knee) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Evans sat against the Spurs on Wednesday, so it wouldn't be a huge shock to see him sit again on Thursday. We'll keep an eye out for his status, but it looks like Bryce Dejean-Jones will get another start while Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would also benefit from Evans' absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:32 am
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  • Zach LaVine gets 34 minutes, scores 17
    Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:57 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 20 off bench
    Jrue Holiday scored 20 points off the bench against the Spurs on Wednesday with four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: That's a nice improvement from his 1-of-14 from Monday. The Pelicans are using a ton of two-PG lineups, including a whopping 62 total minutes of Jrue and Norris Cole in the last four games without Tyreke Evans (knee) -- they have a minus-14.8 net rating. Jrue will get his minutes regardless and flirt with early-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 pm
  • Norris Cole scores 14 vs. Spurs
    Norris Cole scored 14 points with four rebounds, nine assists, one steal and two turnovers in 34 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He continues to surprise with the increased assists, averaging 7.5 per game in his last four. Cole has put up seventh-round value in that span, which is pretty close to his ceiling. That's still enough to give him a long look until we see Tyreke Evans (knee) back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Bestbrook: Russ Westbrook drops 24-19-14
    Russell Westbrook went bonkers during a win over the Magic on Wednesday, making 10-of-18 from the field for 24 points with 19 rebounds, 14 assists, two steals and just two turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: That makes three straight triple-doubles for Westbrook with a career high in boards and he just missed joining Dwight Howard and Andre Drummond as the only players to post a 20-20 this year. Westbrook made 52.8 percent from the field in his last five for 24.2 points per game. Interestingly, he's attempted a whopping 49.4 percent of his shots at the rim in that span, so there's your reason for the bump in FG%. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Marcus Smart better, not great on Weds.
    Marcus Smart bounced back from his four-point game on Tuesday, but still hit just 4-of-10 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Smart is an interesting player to own right now, but is still mired behind guys like Avery Bradley, Isaiah Thomas and Evan Turner. That may sound discouraging, but he gets a ton of minutes next to Bradley and Thomas. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:02 pm
  • Avery Bradley bounces back from off night
    Avery Bradley, who came into this one under the weather, hit 7-of-15 shots for 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and a 3-poitner in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Bradley hit just 3-of-13 shots on Tuesday, but looked much better tonight. He also led the Celtics with 36 minutes played, meaning he should continue to be owned in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:58 pm
  • John Wall's 41 points are not enough vs. GSW
    John Wall's season-high 41 points were not enough during a 134-121 loss to the Warriors on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and three turnovers.

    Advice: He was 17-of-25 from the field in his best game of the season. Wall was in a shooting slump over his previous 10 at just 39.4 percent, but he should come around with a more aggressive style these days. As for the team, the Wizards' defensive rating took a pretty big hit with 134 points allowed in regulation. Wall should flirt with first-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Jeff Teague quiet in blowout win vs. Philly
    Jeff Teague finished Wednesday's blowout win with 10 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: It's a disappointing follow-up to Teague's 32-point eruption on Monday, but he actually played the second-most minutes of any starter, behind only Paul Millsap (10 points, four boards in 25 minutes). He's trending upward despite a cloud of trade rumors that will follow him until the deadline on Feb. 18. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) out for Wednesday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was doubtful to play and will miss his fourth game. The Pelicans need to start winning games to prevent Evans from being a shut-down candidate. It'll be Bryce Dejean-Jones starting while Norris Cole also benefits. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:12 pm
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  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play
    Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) will not play against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is going to rest his bothersome hamstring and it sounds like it's precautionary. The Cavs figure to get Mo Williams back in the rotation tonight, but he's not a reliable fantasy option unless you are hoping for garbage time against a shorthanded Hornets team. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:57 pm
  • Avery Bradley a little under the weather
    Avery Bradley was a little under the weather on Tuesday and is still fully expected to play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He struggled Tuesday with just six points. It sounds like he's feeling a little better, so use him like you normally would. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:48 pm
  • Matt Dellavedova (hamstring) a game-time call
    Matthew Dellavedova (hamstring) is a game-time decision to face the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been fighting the issue for a week and only played 12 minutes on Monday, so perhaps this hamstring issue explains why. The Cavs don't need Dellavedova too much right now and could opt to throw Mo Williams back in the rotation. We'll have another update shortly. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Deron Williams (hip) out Wednesday vs. Miami
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Williams was moving around better during Wednesday morning's shootaround, but the Mavs won't rush anything with the oft-injured point guard. It'll be Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea seeing an uptick in minutes tonight with both Williams and Devin Harris (toe) out, with Barea likely to enter the starting lineup. The Mavs play the Spurs on Friday, so we'll be considering Williams questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:37 am
  • Deron Williams (hip) questionable Wednesday
    Deron Williams (right hip contusion) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Williams was forced out of Monday's loss to the Hawks with the hip injury, and Rick Carlisle said after the game that he was "concerned" about the injury, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Dallas err on the side of caution with the oft-injured point guard and keep him out of Wednesday's game. J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will benefit if Williams is forced to miss any time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:04 am
  • Zach LaVine scores 14 w/ seven dimes
    Zach LaVine scored 14 points with seven assists, one board, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He split his minutes at point guard and shooting guard, and that trend will likely continue unless Ricky Rubio goes down. The Wolves will more than likely increase his minutes after the All-Star break and he is averaging 20.6 points, 3.8 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so he's worth owning in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:23 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams held to two points
    Michael Carter-Williams was held to just two points on 1-of-4 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Blazers, adding two assists, six boards and two turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jerryd Bayless played 30 minutes and had 16 points and five assists, so MCW's owners should be concerned since the Bucks have now lost four straight games. MCW had one of the best games of his season on Monday with 18 points, 13 assists, five boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes, so maybe coach Jason Kidd will be in a forgiving mood. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:08 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores 16 points off the bench
    Jerryd Bayless scored 16 points off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with five assists, one board, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Michael Carter-Williams was poor in this one with just two points and two assists in 26 minutes, so this could be a position battle to watch moving forward now that the Bucks have lost four straight games. Bayless is averaging 8.6 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 boards and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games, and he's only worth a speculative add in deeper leagues unless coach Jason Kidd decides to shake up his lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 14 w/ 12 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 14 points with 12 assists, five boards and three turnovers in Tuesday's win over the Bucks.

    Advice: C.J. McCollum carried the Blazers with 30 points, so Lillard was happy to be the facilitator and he was able to record his tenth double-double of the season. Lillard and McCollum have the Blazers right in the middle of the playoff race, and they also became one of three pairs of teammates to have 1,000 points each along with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan of Toronto and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the Warriors. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:48 pm
  • Archie Goodwin drops 18 & 12 in loss
    Archie Goodwin broke out of a funk on Tuesday, racking up 18 points, a career-high 12 assists and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting in 45 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. Just when it looked like the Goodwin party might be coming to an end, he pulled a great game out of his hat. He came in averaging just 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over his last two games, hitting 4-of-26 shots. He righted the ship tonight and if he was dropped, or you've had your eye on him, it's time to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • Marcus Smart struggles in win over Knicks
    Marcus Smart came off the bench and hit just 1-of-5 shots for four points, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: He came in hot, scoring 26 and 16 points in his previous two games, but never got anything going tonight. He should bounce back in their next one. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores six points in win
    Avery Bradley hit just 3-of-13 shots for six points, three rebounds and four assists in Tuesday's win.

    Advice: Bradley hasn't been able to string together a hot streak since returning from his hip injury and has scored 27, 6, 22 and 6 points in each of his last four games. He's still getting more than 30 minutes on most nights and should break out of the funk sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:45 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores one point in loss
    Langston Galloway missed all four of his shots to finish with one point on Tuesday, but did have nine rebounds and a couple steals in another start.

    Advice: He was 3-of-13 for nine points and five assists against the Warriors on Sunday, making him 3-of-17 from the floor over his last two games. With Jose Calderon hoping to return from his groin injury on Thursday, it looks like the Galloway train is about ready to pull into the station. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:38 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) doubtful Wednesday vs. SA
    Tyreke Evans (right knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Evans has missed the past three games do to tendinitis in his surgically repaired right knee, and it's looking like that number will hit four on Wednesday. Bryce Dejean-Jones should continue to start with Evans out, with Jrue Holiday being asked to do more on offense. Check back for official confirmation on Evans closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:37 pm
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  • Archie Goodwin has some work to do
    Coach Earl Watson said Archie Goodwin is "finding the niche in his game" during his press conference on Tuesday.

    Advice: The interim coach also called Goodwin a two-guard playing the point. Watson said he wants clearer roles in the rotation, so it'll be interesting to see how he utilizes Goodwin. Watson's said he can't tell Goodwin to get 6-8 assists per night and it'll have to be a team approach. The next couple games for Goodwin will be huge, but it starts tonight in a tough matchup against Kyle Lowry. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:06 pm
  • O.J. Mayo out Tuesday against Trail Blazers
    O.J. Mayo (sore left hamstring) will not play against the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mayo will miss his tenth consecutive game on Tuesday and looks to be out until at least the All-Star break as he is still without a timetable. Jerryd Bayless and Rashad Vaughn will continue to see an uptick in minutes, but neither carries much fantasy value beyond deeper leagues even with Mayo out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:42 am
  • Deron Williams suffered hip-to-hip collision
    Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Deron Williams (hip contusion) suffered a "hip-to-hip" collision in Monday's loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: Williams was walking with a noticeable limp after Monday's game and is considered day-to-day going forward. We'll have updates after shootaround on Wednesday, but J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton are both in line for more minutes if D-Will is unable to suit up against the Heat (and beyond) Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:28 am
  • Patty Mills scores season-high 22 points
    Patty Mills scored a season-high 22 points with four rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in just 21 minutes against the Magic on Monday.

    Advice: This comes out of nowhere with only four points on Saturday. Mills hasn't been great these days and managed to make just 34.6 percent from the field in January. He'll need to do it a few more times to be considered as a pickup. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 9:54 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams hands out 13 assists
    Michael Carter-Williams handed out a season-high 13 assists in Monday's loss to the Kings, adding 18 points, five boards, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This might have been his best all-around game of the season. MCW was an impressive 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line, and the only complaint is that he turned the ball over three times. MCW is a volatile asset to own because you never know what you're going to get, but he will look to keep his momentum going vs. the Blazers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 9:43 pm
  • Norris Cole drops 23 points in loss
    Norris Cole scored 23 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: He's been a pleasant surprise with some nice consistency. The ups and downs in Miami is why the Heat dumped him, but Cole has played with more control and is trusting his teammates more. His value will dip once Tyreke Evans (knee) comes back, but that might not happen any time soon. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 9:10 pm
  • Jrue Holiday makes just 1-of-14 from field
    Jrue Holiday made just 1-of-14 from the field for four points against the Grizzlies on Monday with one rebound, four assists, two blocks and two turnovers.

    Advice: Yikes. Holiday just could not connect, which is surprising due to how he's been fairly efficient. Coach Alvin Gentry is going to use Jrue as his primary defender against the best guard, so that might actually hurt him slightly in fantasy. He still should be very good going forward as a must-start player. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 8:54 pm
  • Jeff Teague explodes for 32 points in win
    Jeff Teague made 12-of-15 from the field for a season-high 32 points during a 112-97 win over the Mavs on Monday, adding five rebounds, eight assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: His five treys were a season high to go with a wonderful 96.7 effective field goal percentage. After a month-long slump, here comes the 2014-15 All-Star with averages of 19.0 points, 2.4 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.8 treys in his last five. He's put up second-round value in that span, so anyone who bought low last week probably feels great. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 8:42 pm
  • John Wall scores 17 points in loss
    John Wall lost his duel with Russell Westbrook on Monday vs. the Thunder, scoring 17 points with eight assists.

    Advice: Westbrook finished with a triple-double, while Wall turned the ball over six times. He did add four boards, three blocks and two steals, but he shot just 7-of-17 from the field. Wall hasn't even been in the top-100 in standard leagues over his last five games despite averaging 15.8 points, 10.8 assists, 4.6 boards, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 steals, but it's mainly because he is shooting just 33.3 percent from the field in that span with 4.4 turnovers. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 8:15 pm
  • Ray Felton gets 25 minutes
    Raymond Felton moved back to the bench against the Hawks on Monday with 13 points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Deron Williams (hip) getting hurt should open up a few extra minutes for Felton. Plus, he might get added run if the Mavs rest Dirk Nowitzki on Friday or Saturday. Barea is still the better pickup, but give Felton a look. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 8:12 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles in win
    Russell Westbrook triple-doubled in Monday's 114-98 win over the Wizards, scoring 17 points with 13 boards, 11 assists, one steal and five turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: This was his second triple-double in a row and his seventh of the season. Westbrook was an efficient 8-of-13 from the field, but he missed all three 3-pointers and the five turnovers were a buzzkill. The Thunder will be back in action on Wednesday vs. the Magic, and then they will take a trip to Oracle Arena to take on the Warriors on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 7:37 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out on Monday night
    Tyreke Evans (knee) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: There is nothing structurally wrong, but the Pelicans likely want all of his tendinitis to go away. With Evans out, it'll be Bryce Dejean-Jones starting while Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole also benefit. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 4:22 pm
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  • Tyreke Evans (knee) likely won't play Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee) likely won't play vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The Pelicans are going to be cautious, but the team is saying that he could play if it was a playoff game. Evans is a shut-down candidate unless the Pelicans can get back into the playoff hunt, so his owners should be concerned. Bryce Dejean-Jones should get another start, while Jrue Holiday and Norris Cole will both benefit. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 3:27 pm
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  • Report: Jazz 'considering' Jeff Teague trade
    The Jazz are "indeed considering" a Jeff Teague trade, multiple sources told KSL.com.

    Advice: There has been a lot of smoke behind this particular rumor, and while it makes sense on the surface for both teams, there has been "no formal contact" made between the two sides. However, the trade deadline is now less than three weeks away, so expect the hot stove to heat up in the near future. One potential issue is Teague's "recurring left ankle injury, the result of spraining it multiple times over the past two seasons." Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 7:14 am
  • Marcus Smart has worked on 3-point shot
    Marcus Smart. who has been working on his 3-point shot, drew praise from Brad Stevens after Sunday's 26-point performance.

    Advice: "He’s starting to feel better about shooting it," Stevens said. "He didn’t get much time in the gym when he was [injured], just because of the nature of his injury...So now he’s clearly in a better rhythm than when he first came back." Smart is 13-of-27 from distance over his last five games, averaging 15.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.6 triples in 29 minutes per game during that time. Rotoworld.com Feb 1, 6:45 am
  • Zach LaVine returned to action on Sunday January 31. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 11:50 pm
  • Allen Crabbe helps Blazers beat Minnesota
    Allen Crabbe came off the bench for eight points on 4-of-7 in 23 minutes vs. the Wolves on Sunday, adding three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe is having a career year and he's quietly emerged with top-75 value in January (9-cat), posting 11.8 points, 1.6 triples, 3.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 assists, while making 47.3 percent FGs without a single miss at the FT line. He's not flashy, but is worth a pickup as a cheap, well-rounded roto option. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 9:21 pm
  • Zach LaVine (ankle) gets hot late in defeat
    Zach LaVine (ankle) got hot late vs. the Blazers on Sunday, finishing 6-of-14 from the field for 14 points, with one 3-pointer, two boards, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes.

    Advice: LaVine was scorching hot prior to his injury -- in the Wolves' previous three games he averaged 25.0 points and 2.3 triples, while shooting a combined 31-of-44 from the field (70.5 percent). He saw most of his time at SG tonight, and with his minutes on the upswing it makes sense to grab him where available, if only for upside as a source of scoring, 3s, assists and FT percentage. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 8:55 pm
  • Langston Galloway struggles vs. the Warriors
    Langston Galloway couldn't get anything going on Sunday vs. the Warriors, scoring nine points on 3-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: He at least added five assists, three boards, three steals and one 3-pointer to salvage his line, and he didn't turn the ball over for the third straight game which is pretty impressive. Jose Calderon (groin) could miss more games, so Galloway is still an option in deeper leagues if you need short-term production. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:47 pm
  • Raymond Felton logs 36 minutes w/ Dirk out
    Raymond Felton started in place of Dirk Nowitzki (rest) on Sunday, notching 10 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals without any turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Dirk has missed six games this season, with five of those DNPs coming during back-to-back sets. The Mavs play another back-to-back on Feb. 5/6, so Felton could earn another start if Nowitzki's four-game week is trimmed to three. The veteran guard is still just an occasional punt option in DFS leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:16 pm
  • Archie Goodwin shoots 1-of-11 vs. Mavericks
    Archie Goodwin shot just 1-of-11 vs. the Mavericks, finishing Sunday's road loss with three points, four rebounds, one steal and three turnovers.

    Advice: Goodwin is averaging just 7.0 points on 7-of-36 shooting (19.4 percent) in his past three games, a steep decline considering how well he played immediately after Brandon Knight's groin injury. He was 1-of-8 within five feet of the rim and needs to finish better to sustain his offense -- fantasy owners should consider benching him until he heats up. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:12 pm
  • O.J. Mayo (hamstring) out Monday
    O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will not play on Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: He has no timetable for a return and could miss more games. Jerryd Bayless has been getting most of Mayo's minutes, while rookie Rashad Vaughn has also been in the rotation. Leave Mayo on the wire. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 7:05 pm
  • Marcus Smart hits five 3s, scores 26 points
    Marcus Smart hit 8-of-16 shots, including five 3-pointers, to finish Sunday's road loss with 26 points, five rebounds, two steals and zero turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Shooting has been a big liability for Smart this season, as he came in hitting just 35.0 percent of his shots (23.8 percent from deep). He's 48.1 percent from downtown over Boston's past five games, however, with a total of 14 steals during that span, so he needs to be in active lineups until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 6:54 pm
  • Zach LaVine (ankle) is not on injury report
    Zach LaVine (ankle) is not on the injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He appeared to tweak his ankle on Friday, but his status was never in doubt for Sunday's game. He is averaging 25.0 points, 3.3 assists, 2.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 2.3 3-pointers per game over his last three and should be in all lineups until he cools off. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 4:47 pm
  • Raymond Felton will start on Sunday
    Raymond Felton will start on Sunday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Dirk Nowitzki (rest) is getting the night off, so Chandler Parsons will start at power forward and Wesley Matthews will move to the three. Felton has been solid this season, but he's nothing more than a short-term option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:58 pm
  • Derrick Rose scores 20 points with four dimes
    Derrick Rose scored 20 points on 10-of-17 shooting Sunday, to go with five rebounds, four assists and three turnovers through 33 minutes of action.

    Advice: Rose has actually worked his way into a late-round evaluation over the past two weeks with averages of 18.0 points, 3.2 assists and just 1.5 turnovers per game on 45.5 percent shooting from the field. He’s finally beginning to concede touches to Jimmy Butler, which is why his turnovers are down and the shooting percentages are up, so hopefully that trend continues. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 3:08 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) questionable for Monday
    Tyreke Evans (right knee) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Evans has spent the past two games on the sidelines, which has resulted in Bryce Dejean-Jones sliding into the starting lineup and Jrue Holiday earning starters minutes off the bench. It'll be more of the same on Monday if Evans can't give it a go. Rotoworld.com Jan 31, 2:46 pm
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  • John Wall scores 19 w/ 13 dimes
    John Wall led the Wizards to a 123-122 win over the Rockets on Saturday, scoring 19 points with 13 assists.

    Advice: Wall is still in a major slump and is shooting just 34.6 percent from the filed in his last five games, and he was 7-of-22 in this one. Regardless, the Wizards snapped a three-game losing streak and are determined to get back into the playoff hunt, so Wall could have a monster finish to the season. He added eight boards, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 10:03 pm
  • Jrue Holiday hits game-winner, scores 26
    Jrue Holiday scored 26 points against the Nets during 105-103 win on Saturday, adding seven assists, three turnovers, and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a 3-pointer to give them a three-point lead with nine seconds left. After Joe Johnson tied it, Holiday hit a contested fadeaway with one second left to get the win. He's been one of the best scoring guards in the last three games, averaging 27.7 points, 3.7 boards, 8.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys. As long as he's healthy, Jrue should put up early-round value. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 8:15 pm
  • Gary Neal picks up a DNP-CD
    Gary Neal (sore right leg) picked up a DNP-CD on Thursday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was available to play, but the Wizards likely held him out as a precaution. Neal did go through Saturday's shootaround, so he will be available to play vs. the Rockets. He is not a fantasy asset in most leagues, though. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 10:05 am
  • Celtics inquiring about Teague and Horford?
    According to Chris Mannix of CSNNE, the Celtics have reportedly inquired about Jeff Teague and Al Horford of the Hawks.

    Advice: The Celtics are probably just doing their due diligence, but Teague would be an odd choice for Boston with Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart already on the roster. The Hawks are reportedly ready to "turn the page" on Teague in order to let Dennis Schroder start at point guard, and it should also be noted that teams such as the Jazz and Knicks have also been linked to Teague. Nothing is imminent, but things could heat up as we approach the Feb. 18 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Jan 30, 9:46 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 22 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored a game-high 22 points against the Hornets on Friday during a 109-91 win, adding five rebounds, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

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

    Advice: Crabbe isn't playing small forward as much as he was earlier in the season, but his minutes are up in his last six. Still, he only put up 12th-round value in that span, so there's little incentive to adding him. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 11:09 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles vs. Rockets
    Russell Westbrook triple-doubled against the Rockets on Friday with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists, one steal, one block, one 3-pointer and eight turnovers.

    Advice: He was 9-of-21 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line, so his usage rate was right back where it should be. Westbrook was only hanging around 28 for usage rate in his previous seven games and he's produced some un-Westy numbers in January. He's only been a third-round guy this month, but expect him to be better going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 29, 9:27 pm
  • Zach LaVine scores 19 points on 12 shots
    Zach LaVine's torrid streak continued on Friday, as he tallied 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with three assists, three boards and three turnovers through 31 minutes off the bench.

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