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  • Taj Gibson (ankle) frustrated by third sprain
    Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle for the third time since last year's playoffs on Friday, saying afterward, "I have to stop trying to run back out there and trying to play through these things."

    Advice: "I pushed through a whole summer of trying to rehab the same ankle and it just keeps flaring up," Gibson said. "I just keep having these little bum ankle turns ... I have to be patient ... We've got a long season, but the dog in me wants to be out there and play. I have to learn from this." The ongoing nature of Gibson's injury suggests he'll miss significant time with his latest sprain, though fantasy owners can expect plenty of nebulous injury updates from the Bulls in the days to come. Nikola Mirotic posted a 20-10 game after Gibson went down on Friday, though his role will be limited once Pau Gasol (calf) gets back on the court. Rotoworld.com
    39 minutes ago
    Injured
  • Suns C job a true timeshare for Len, Plumlee
    The Suns plan to split minutes at center between starter Miles Plumlee and backup Alex Len, according to coach Jeff Hornacek.

    Advice: Plumlee and Len are expected to check out after five-to-six-minutes stints. "That's about their limit," Hornacek said. "Once they hit that, they start to tail down a little bit because we ask them to do a lot in terms of running the court for a big guy." This is bad news for fantasy owners of either player, though at the moment both guys are clinging to 12-team value in just 20-25 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:50 am
  • Al Horford happy to wear compression shirt
    Al Horford will continue to wear a compression shirt under his jersey, saying that it's "actually helped [him] a lot" as he returns from pectoral surgery.

    Advice: "I never really wanted to wear it," Horford said. "My trainers thought it was a good idea to help me. I was getting very stiff at times. With the shirt I notice it keeps it warm, keeps it tight." Horford is quietly returning to form, averaging 13.8 points on 54.2 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, good enough for top-40 fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:12 am
  • Devin Harris (leg) expected to play Saturday
    Devin Harris (leg) is expected to play in Houston on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mavs' veteran guard has missed two games due to soreness in his lower right leg, but it shouldn't limit him as he resumes his backup role vs. the Rockets. J.J. Barea has been playing well in Harris' absence and Raymond Felton's return on Nov. 24 is another challenge to Harris' playing time, making him a dubious option in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:45 am
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Bruno Caboclo impressive in NBA debut
    Bruno Caboclo had eight points, two 3-pointers, one rebound and one block in 12 minutes during his NBA debut on Friday.

    Advice: The Raptors' first-round draft pick entered in the third quarter to chants of "Bruno" from the home crowd, and fans quickly got their first glimpse of the 19-year-old Brazilian's talent. He may not have played if Toronto didn't have a commanding lead, however, and isn't worth picking up outside of dynasty leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:35 am
  • Cavs coach worried about 'every single thing'
    After the Cavaliers fell to 5-6 with a loss on Friday, coach David Blatt said he's concerned about "every single thing" his team is doing.

    Advice: "This is the same team a week ago was scoring 120 points a game," Blatt said. "We’re not a different group of people and we're not a different team. We're just playing in the dark right now." When LeBron James was asked whether any of the Cavs' lineups had found a rhythm this year he quickly replied "No," and it doesn't help that Blatt is experimenting with different rotations on a nightly basis. The Cavs will try to right the ship vs. the visiting Raptors on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:21 am
  • Nicolas Batum returns in an easy win
    Nicolas Batum returned to the lineup on Friday night against the Bulls with nine points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Blazers had his game in the bag in the third quarter, so there was no need to play Batum more than 20 minutes. He should get better and his fantasy owners shouldn't worry much about his knee contusion being a lingering issue. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Green posts fat line in blowout win over UTA
    Draymond Green scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including a three) with nine rebounds, five assists and three steals in the Warriors' 101-88 blowout win over the Jazz.

    Advice: The Jazz carried a 15-point edge in fourth quarter garbage time to get the game this close, and Green continued to plow away with his top 35-40 value. Yes, David Lee is coming back at some point and he's going to get minutes, but the Warriors don't look like they're going to make the same mistakes they've made in the past selling Green short. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Mozzy has a light night in a win
    Timofey Mozgov scored five points wit four rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes during a 117-97 win over the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He did get into some foul trouble, but garbage time was the bigger reason why his minutes were so low tonight. Mozgov posted solid averages of 8.7 points, 6.7 boards and 1.2 blocks on 51.5 percent from the field in his last 10 games. He's worth owning in all standards even with JaVale McGee playing well tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Wilson Chandler stays hot on Friday night
    Wilson Chandler kept the ball rolling against the Pelicans on Friday with 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He is playing some minutes as the stretch four on top of his duties as the starting small forward. Chandler has been hot over his last 10 games and should be owned in all standard leagues until he cools off. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Barnes plays 40 minutes in blowout win
    Harrison Barnes saw 40 minutes in Friday's easy win over the Jazz, finishing with 14 points, 11 boards, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: Barnes did not hit a three but he did make all six of his free throws, and he has suddenly surged into top 90-110 value with averages of 29.6 minutes, 12.0 points, 1.2 threes, 5.4 boards and marks of 51.8 and 81.6 percent from the field and foul line, respectively. Unfortunately he is shooting way over his head right now and the impeding return to reality is going to knock him out of 12-team value, and that's before David Lee's eventual return factors in. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Favors nears double-double in blowout loss
    Derrick Favors scored 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: This was as good as it got in the starting lineup in yet another terrible basketball game on Friday. Enes Kanter scored 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and five turnovers but as usual had no steals or blocks, Trey Burke fell off a cliff with two points (1-of-8 FGs), five assists, one steal, and Alec Burks hit 3-of-10 shots for nine points, four boards and a three. Woof. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari has impressive game
    Danilo Gallinari made 5-of-7 from the field for 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He entered tonight making just 26.2 percent from the field and he really needed a big game like this one. Gallinari is still a long way from playing close to his career 30.8 minutes per game, which might not even happen. Unless you want to be really aggressive, you can probably keep Gallo on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Thibs downplays Gibson's ankle injury
    Coach Tom Thibodeau downplayed the ankle injury suffered by Taj Gibson on Friday night against the Blazers, saying he didn't think it was serious despite Gibson leaving the arena on crutches and in a walking boot.

    Advice: X-rays taken were negative but there is a different vibe coming from writers that think he may need at least a little time to get his ankle right. Owners speculating on Nikola Mirotic (24 points, 11 rebounds, four threes) may want to tap the breaks here, but the running joke is that Thibs doesn't think any injury is serious. With Pau Gasol set to come back sooner rather than later it would appear, Mirotic is more of a flier than anything in 12-14 team formats. In daily formats owners could be able to squeeze a few good games out of him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
    Injured
  • Ryan Anderson doesn't make any treys
    Ryan Anderson did not make any 3-pointers in a bad 117-97 loss to the Nuggets on Friday with 10 points three rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He made just 2-of-11 from the field in his worst game of the season. Anderson was rolling with 3.0 triples per game before tonight and he'll get it turned around against the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Dirk's ankle injury no big deal in blowout
    Dirk Nowitzki shook off an ankle injury in the Mavs' 140-106 laugher win over the Lakers on Friday, scoring 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, one block and a 5-of-6 mark from the foul line.

    Advice: Dirk logged just 21 minutes and that's a nice little bonus on top of the fact that he's essentially ankle-proof. Tyson Chandler was quiet with five points and four boards, Jameer Nelson enjoyed the boost with 10 points, four rebounds, seven assists and two threes, and Monta Ellis had it all with 20 and 10 to go with three treys and three boards. Of course none of this matters, because Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Parsons breaks out of slump against Lakers
    Chandler Parsons scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting with two threes, two boards and three assists over 29 minutes in Friday's massive win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Parsons had a stretch including 5-of-6 games in which he didn't exceed 30 minutes, that also happened to correspond with him getting the flu. He played 37 minutes on Wednesday and that was probably a warning shot to owners that he was ready to get things moving. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • John Wall scores 28 points in win vs. Cavs
    John Wall had his way with Kyrie Irving in a 91-78 win on Friday, scoring 28 points with six rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He made 12-of-20 from the field and bounced back nicely from a three-game streak of failing to shoot over 37 percent. Wall's dimes are holding steady at around nine, his steals are up and his scoring is right where it needs to be at 19 per game. He's one of the best point guards in the NBA at age 24. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Barea goes for 16 and eight vs. Lakers
    J.J. Barea scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-7 shots (5-of-5 3PTs) with two rebounds and eight assists in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Barea saw this much volume because Devin Harris (ankle) was out. With Harris still not ruled out for Saturday's game it's hard to get behind anything but daily league value for Barea. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Bradley Beal logs 32 minutes in 12-5-5 line
    Bradley Beal played 32 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Friday, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He looked great tonight and it would be a shock for him not to start against the Bucks on Saturday. Beal was outstanding last season with the Wizards and could improve in his third year. He just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Ellington returns to action on Friday
    Wayne Ellington (personal) returned to action on Friday, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds in 12 minutes.

    Advice: Ellington's father was shot and killed last week. Hopefully he was able to find some relief on the court tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • LeBron James scores 22 points; Cavs now 5-6
    LeBron James scored 22 points in a loss to the 91-78 loss to the Wizards on Friday to go with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs are 5-6 and LeBron is below .500 after playing in at least 10 games since the 2007-08 season. The Cavs also had a 76ers-like 82.0 offensive efficiency rating tonight. While everyone is going to overreact, LeBron has been a top-10 player in fantasy leagues despite not even being close to as great as he was last season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Kyrie Irving has another two-dime game
    Kyrie Irving made 7-of-16 from the field for 22 points against the Wizards on Friday with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: It's his second game in a row with two assists while he's also seen his usage take a significant hit. Last year, he had an elite 28.0 usage rate, but this year it's dropped to just 23.8. Thanks to his improved shooting, output in steals and lower turnovers, Irving has still been a first-round guy this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Morrow hits three treys in 25 minutes
    Anthony Morrow hit three triples and 4-of-11 shots overall on Friday, finishing with 11 points, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Morrow missed his window and it sounds like the cavalry is coming soon, but one had to know he'd get things turned around a little bit after a short cold stretch entering tonight. Feel free to move on in 12-14 team formats, but don't be surprised if he carves out value as a 3-point shooter sometime down the road. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Johnson held in check by the Thunder
    Joe Johnson scored just eight points on 2-of-5 shooting with one rebound, three assists, one block and one trey in Friday's road win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Johnson played 52 minutes on Wednesday and drew some versatile Thunder defenders, so it's not too surprising that he ran out of gas. He had been playing a little bit over his head in fantasy leagues prior to tonight, and he should remain in all lineups going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Bogdanovic held to three points on Friday
    Bojan Bogdanovic missed all five of his field goal attempts and finished with just three points over 24 minutes in Friday's win.

    Advice: Bogdan had crept into the 12-team standard league discussion but he's still too much of a secondary option in Brooklyn for our tastes. After he shakes off this game, he'll be on the bubble in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Taj Gibson hurts ankle in Friday's game
    Taj Gibson hit the ground after hurting his left ankle in Friday's game and did not return.

    Advice: He was helped off the floor by teammates and he is already on crutches, and it's the same ankle he hurt against the Cavs. Nikola Mirotic has looked pretty good with Pau Gasol out and he'll clearly take a backseat to Gasol and Joakim Noah, but in that injury prone crew he'll also be well-positioned if the injury bug strikes. We don't have a timetable on Gibson since the injury just occurred, but Mirotic is worth a look as a speculative add for any low-upside or risky player on your roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 pm
    Injured
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet vs. Wolves
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, four blocks and four 3-pointers during a 121-92 win.

    Advice: He made 6-of-9 from the field and both free throws for one of the biggest stat lines of the night. Fantasy owners tend to focus on points too much, but Green has put up top-60 value on the season. He's worth owning in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Alex Len has another down game vs. Philly
    Alex Len played just 19 minutes against the 76ers on Friday with four points, four boards and one steal.

    Advice: He has two sub-par games in a row since a breakout game on Monday. The Suns might not be ready to unleash Len just yet and perhaps they're a little worried about him getting hurt. We'll keep an eye on him, but his owners should be expecting much in the next month or so. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:57 pm
  • Nicolas Batum will start against Bulls
    Nicolas Batum (knee) will start against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He's been out for almost two weeks due to his knee contusion and is expected to have his minutes limited tonight. Batum is a big part of the offense and he's still worth starting even with the restriction on his minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:51 pm
  • Bradley Beal coming off the bench again Fri.
    Bradley Beal will again come off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: It's really only a matter of time until Beal takes back his job with the starting unit, and the Wizards are simply easing him back into the rotation. Beal was able to put up 21 points over just 26 minutes of action during his last outing, to go with three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, and a steal, so he's going to get his whether he's starting or coming off the bench. He has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Cavs, so owners can go ahead and roll him out there. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:25 pm
  • Wayne Ellington will be available to play Fri
    Wayne Ellington will be available to play Friday, but Byron Scott doesn't anticipate using him.

    Advice: Scott said that Ellington is more likely to actually step onto the court on Sunday, and that he may join Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry for Saturday's D-League game. Ellington is just averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds this season, so owners in standard leagues can continue to ignore him on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • Devin Harris (leg) questionable for Saturday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) is being listed as day-to-day, and he hasn’t yet been ruled out of Saturday’s game vs. Houston.

    Advice: "He's been checked out pretty extensively the last couple of days. I'll leave it at that," said Rick Carlisle regarding Harris. "We don't think it's serious." While Harris is out his minutes will be distributed amongst J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis. Ellis will take on a larger portion of the scoring load, and Barea could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:09 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Bradley Beal says he wants to play more
    Bradley Beal said he wants to play more this season.

    Advice: "At the end of the day, we had some good lineups and good things going before I came back," Beal said. "So what Coach is doing, I have no problem with it at all. As far as me coming off the bench, me playing the minutes I’m playing, that’s totally his call." Beal is going to start and it's probably going to happen tonight against the Cavs. His fantasy owners will want to put him in their lineup as he looks to back up his words that he and John Wall are a better backcourt than Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Wayne Ellington has returned to the Lakers
    Wayne Ellington (personal) has rejoined the Lakers, but it's not clear if he will play Friday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Head coach Byron Scott would like to ease Ellington back into the rotation, and with Nick Young back from his injury, Ellington will have a negligible role with the Lakers. He's is averaging just 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds through 20.5 minutes of action this season, and he can safely be left on the wire in nearly all formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Devin Harris (leg) will not play Friday
    Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis will see their minutes increased with Harris sidelined, and Barea could make for a nice low-budget buy in daily leagues. He's coming off a 14-point, six assist outing vs. the Wizards, and has a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 am
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Ryan Anderson playing without hesitation
    Ryan Anderson was limited to just 22 games last season after he suffered a herniated cervical disc that required surgery, however, he is playing without hesitation this season.

    Advice: "Ryan has no hesitation at all, especially on the offensive end," said Williams of Anderson's play. "He's always ready and willing to get up a shot and that's why we love him. I've seen him get hit in a few games and I didn't see him shake his neck or do anything that was any different than when he gets hit in practice. I think he got that stuff out of the way once he started playing in preseason." Anderson is currently averaging 16.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers per game this season, numbers good enough for top-50 value. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:42 am
  • Taj Gibson has a letdown game in Sacramento
    Taj Gibson scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in 34 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

    Advice: Gibson owners had higher hopes than this tonight as the starting power forward. In his seven starts at power forward last season, he averaged 20.6 points, 9.7 boards, 1.7 blocks and 0.9 steals. Pau Gasol (calf) could miss more time, so Gibson owners should continue to have him locked into their lineups until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:20 pm
    Injured
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) spotted without brace
    Nicolas Batum (knee) was spotted doing shooting drills after Thursday's practice, and was not wearing a brace on his injured right knee.

    Advice: Batum is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. the Bulls, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go. Stay tuned for an official update on his status as we draw closer to Friday's tip. When Batum returns, Allen Crabbe will head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:52 pm
  • J.J. Barea has vintage Mavericks performance
    J.J. Barea's big game off the bench on Wednesday reminded his teammates of his first stint with the Mavericks.

    Advice: With Devin Harris nursing a sprained ankle, Barea scoring 14 points with six assists and a three-pointer in 23 minutes and reminded teammate Tyson Chandler of the guard's play during the Mavericks' championship run. "J.J. was vintage J.J. in a Mavericks uniform," Chandler said. Barea could be a nice fill-in if Harris is unable to play against the Lakers on Friday, but he doesn't have much long-term value in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:46 am
  • Dirk Nowitzki expects to play vs LAL Friday
    Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) expects to play against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: Nowitzki briefly left Wednesday's win over the Wizards, but was able to return after getting his left ankle taped. "It’s just the first couple of minutes that hurt," Nowitzki said, adding that he expects to be fine for Friday’s game against the Lakers. "I walked it off, got it re-taped. Trainer asked me if I wanted to call it a day, but obviously a close game, so if I can walk, I want to be out there." Expecting to play and actually playing are two different things, so we'll be keeping a close eye on Dirk's status for Friday's tilt agains the Lakers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:40 am
  • Timofey Mozgov scores 17 in 36 minutes
    Timofey Mozgov played 36 minutes and scored a season-high 17 points to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Thunder.

    Advice: Mozzy blew up for 14 points and 11 boards in 40 minutes on Monday, but owners may have left him on the bench in weekly leagues, as production and minutes were a bit of a problem before Monday. Hopefully the Nuggets are ready to roll with him night-in and night-out, so make sure he's not available in your league now that he's getting all those minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:11 am
  • Wilson Chandler leads Nuggets with 21 points
    Wilson Chandler hit 8-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 21 points, nine rebounds and an assist in Monday's win.

    Advice: He's scored in double figures in five straight games and eight of his last nine, as Danilo Gallinari struggles for minutes and a return to health. This was his best game of the season and at this point, Chandler should be owned in all leagues until further notice. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:07 am
  • Anthony Morrow not doing much with minutes
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, without making a 3-pointer.

    Advice: If he's not going to hit threes, he has no fantasy value. Despite getting at least 28 minutes in all but one of his games this season, Morrow hasn't really done anything outside of a 28-point game on Nov. 12. Maybe he'll get it turned around at some point, but the odds aren't in his favor with the return of Andre Roberson from a foot injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:56 pm
  • Alex Len goes for 6 & 4 in win
    Alex Len came off the bench for six points, four rebounds and five fouls in 16 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He came in playing very well and has his sights set on stealing Miles Plumlee's job, or at least stealing his minutes. He took a step backwards tonight, but likely would have been much better if he hadn't been hacking the opposition tonight. Keep an eye on this position battle. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:02 pm
  • Bradley Beal debuts, scores 21 points
    Bradley Beal made his season debut and came off the bench, hitting 9-of-17 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's back and Garrett Temple started, but played just 13 minutes for two points. Get Beal in your lineup and pray that he can stay out of the trainer's room for the rest of the season. He looked great tonight, and should be back in the starting lineup on Friday against the Cavaliers. And if you own Temple, it's time to move on. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:44 pm
  • John Wall quiet, but double-doubles in loss
    John Wall hit just 5-of-17 shots to score 11 points, but also had six rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 35 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: This was not the game his owners were hoping for, but it's hard to be too mad at him for a double-double with some steals and blocks. He'll look to get back on track Friday against Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:41 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic plays 47 minutes
    Bojan Bogdanovic played a career-high 47 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with 19 points, seven rebounds and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He attempted 11 shots from beyond the arc and was 7-of-16 from the field overall. Bogdanovic is starting to figure the NBA game out and he's now turned in two good games in a row. He's still not doing much outside of scoring, so the upside isn't really there for owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:36 pm
  • J.J. Barea scores 14 with six assists
    J.J. Barea came off the bench on Wednesday and had 14 points, six assists and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Devin Harris was out with a sprained ankle, Raymond Felton is suspended and Jameer Nelson couldn't throw it in the ocean tonight. Barea has been playing well though, averaging 9.6 points and 6.0 assists in his last five games, which include two 14-point outings. But once Harris is back, he simply won't be trustworthy enough to play for your fantasy team. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:35 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays 52 minutes on Wed.
    Joe Johnson played 52 minutes on a triple-overtime loss to the Bucks on Wednesday with 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a couple chances to win the game late, but it looked like all the minutes may have caused his shot to fall short. Johnson's shooting numbers are starting to come down, but he's still posting mid-round value. Keep him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:33 pm
  • Chandler Parsons struggles in win over Wiz
    Chandler Parsons hit just 4-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: Parsons scored 17 on Monday, but has scored 14 or fewer point in three of his last four games. He's averaging just 14.3 points on the season after posting a career-high 16.6 last season. Playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis is making it tough for Parsons to fill it up nightly, but he's still an effective fantasy player. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 pm
  • Dirk Nowitzki injures ankle in win over WAS
    Dirk Nowitzki sprained his left ankle after stepping on another player's foot late on Wednesday, but was able to return and finish with 13 points, four rebounds and three 3-pointers on 4-of-12 shooting in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The ankle sprain didn't look good in replays and there's a good chance it will swell up overnight. We've seen Dirk play through these types of injuries in the past, but owners should certainly be on the lookout for news over the next few days. The Mavs next play the struggling Lakers on Friday, and there's a decent chance he could miss that game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:15 pm
  • LeBron, Irving not enough vs. Spurs
    LeBron James hit 6-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, six rebounds, nine assists, a steal, a block and five turnovers in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Kyrie Irving was better on 7-of-15 shooting and three 3-pointers for 20 points, just two assists, and three steals. LeBron's ball handling is probably going to hurt Irving's assist numbers over the course of the season, along with Kevin Love's rebounding and scoring. Had LeBron limited his TOs and made a few more shots tonight, the Cavs would have beaten the Spurs, but they played solid defense against him. LeBron wasn't at his best tonight, but he's having a big season and should be ready to dominate against the Wizards on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:04 pm
  • Bradley Beal is coming off the bench
    Bradley Beal (wrist) will come off the bench in his season debut against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Garrett Temple will likely get his last start with Beal active tonight. Fantasy owners shouldn't have high hopes for Beal with an expected minutes limit. He obviously should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:53 pm
  • Bradley Beal activated on Wednesday
    Bradley Beal (wrist) is active for Wednesday night against the Mavs.

    Advice: It's still unclear if he is going to start, but he's very likely to have his minutes limited. Beal will likely see his minutes in the high teens tonight before he gets more run on Friday. Garrett Temple will likely get decent minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:13 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) goes through practice
    Nicolas Batum (knee) went through practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is hopeful to play on Friday and going through practice today bodes well for his chances. The Blazers only had two different starting lineups last season, but they've had a lot of injuries in the young season with C.J. McCollum (hand) as the most recent. Batum owners can plug him into their lineups. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:24 pm
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) now a game-time decision
    Contrary to a previous report, Bradley Beal (wrist) is now a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against Dallas, though he will come off the bench if he is active as he works his way back into shape.

    Advice: He is now expected to have a discussion with coach Wittman prior to tip-off and it will be up Beal as to whether or not he will play. Owners will want to check back before the game for updates, as Beal would be a must-start player if active for his 3-point shooting. If he can't go, expect Garrett Temple to enjoy the glory for at least one more game. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:19 am
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) set to play Wednesday
    Bradley Beal (wrist) is set to make his season debut against the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is exciting news for his owners, as Beal is expected to hit the ground running after he was able to stay in shape while rehabbing his wrist. Beal is an elite 3-point shooter, and barring a setback, he needs to be in all lineups going forward and we will let you know how he fares after the game. Meanwhile, Garrett Temple's value will take a huge hit and he should be cut in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:28 am
  • Devin Harris (ankle) is out on Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) won't suit up for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, but is targeting a return on Friday.

    Advice: We saw this one coming from a mile away, as Harris has been injury-prone throughout his career. He should be fine with a little rest, and he is hopeful he will play on Friday. J.J. Barea figures to be the main beneficiary of Harris' absence, while Jameer Nelson will likely see a slight uptick in minutes with the first unit. However, neither player is reliable enough for standard leagues in the long term. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:57 am
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) had two PRP injections
    Nicolas Batum (knee) has received two Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections in order to speed up the healing process.

    Advice: This isn't bad news by any means, as this is a nonsurgical procedure that has shown success in the past. Batum is targeting a return to the lineup on Friday and owners should deploy him by all means if that is the case. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, but it is looking positive. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:07 am
  • Ryan Anderson scores 22 points w/ four 3s
    Ryan Anderson caught fire in the second half of Tuesday's comeback win in Sacramento, finishing with 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was very quiet in the first half, but few players can catch fire as quickly as Ryno, who did his damage in 31 minutes of action. His playing time has picked up with Omer Asik (back) sidelined over the past two games, but Anderson doesn't need more than 25-30 minutes per game to provide solid points and rebounds with elite 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:35 pm
  • Anthony Morrow quiet in 34 minutes Tuesday
    Anthony Morrow logged 34 minutes off the Thunder bench on Tuesday, but he scored only eight points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Advice: Morrow hit a 3-pointer and he doesn't usually contribute many boards or defensive stats, which take the sting out of his low-scoring game. He blew up for 28 points and four triples last Wednesday but is just 7-of-31 from the field since then (22.6 percent), so fantasy owners should deploy him with caution. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Derrick Favors scores 10 points in 26 minutes
    Derrick Favors was conspicuously quiet in Tuesday's win vs. the Thunder, scoring 10 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one block in just 26 minutes.

    Advice: He picked up four fouls, which limited his playing time, and credit is due to Serge Ibaka's defense. Favors hasn't been the most consistent player this year, but he's exceeding fantasy owners' expectations with top-40 value and should only get better as the season progresses. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Al Horford shoots 7-of-8 in tough home loss
    Al Horford made 7-of-8 field goals on Tuesday, including one 3-pointer, to finish a tough loss vs. L.A. with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Horford hasn't played 30+ minutes or taken 10+ shots in any of the Hawks' past four games. He's averaging just 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds this season but he's likely just off to a slow start after missing many months following pectoral surgery. Fantasy owners should view this is a buy-low opportunity for Horford, who will need to play a bigger role for Atlanta to emerge as a legitimate playoff threat. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:07 pm
  • Wayne Ellington expected to return Thursday
    Wayne Ellington (personal) is expected to rejoin the Lakers in Dallas on Thursday.

    Advice: Ellington hasn't done much in his five outings with Lakers this season, averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds over 20.5 minutes of action. Owners can safely leave him on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:39 pm
  • LeBron James wants minutes to come down
    LeBron James stated during a recent interview that his minutes have to "come down."

    Advice: "For me, I don't want to [play heavy minutes] all year," James said. "Obviously right now it's difficult because we're trying to find a groove and we're trying to find a rhythm and we're trying to find something that you can't really, you don't want to shortcut it but at the same time you gotta be smart about it." James is currently averaging the third-most minutes per game in the NBA at 39.1 per game, but a slight reduction in minutes wouldn't hinder James' value. When LBJ is on the court, he will put up big stat lines, so owners have nothing to worry about with this report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:29 pm
  • Bradley Beal (wrist) could play Wednesday?
    Head coach Randy Wittman did not rule out the possibility of Bradley Beal making his season debut Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Wittman said that Beal will be evaluated after Wednesday morning's shootaround, so stay tuned for an official update on his status. Once Beal returns to the lineup, Garrett Temple will have almost zero fantasy value, and he can be cut in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:30 am
  • Devin Harris questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (ankle) has been listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Harris was able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C., so it would seem that he escaped serious injury after going down during Monday's win over the Hornets. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but J.J. Barea would be in line for some extra minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:57 am
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Bradley Beal practices for 2nd straight day
    Bradley Beal (wrist) practiced in full for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beal has been targeting November 21 against the Cavs for a return date and two straight days of full practice participation should keep him on track to meet that goal. The 21-year-old may take some time to get back into the swing of things, but he's a must-own player in all fantasy leagues due to his top-50 potential. Garrett Temple owners may want to start saying their goodbyes to his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:50 am
  • Devin Harris nursing minor ankle injury
    Devin Harris (ankle) is nursing a minor ankle injury, but it wasn't deemed serious enough to have him fly back to Dallas.

    Advice: Harris left Monday's win over the Hornets after playing just 10 minutes, but was still able to travel with the team to Washington, D.C. "He’s got a little ankle thing that we’re trying to take care of," Carlisle said. "Beyond that I can’t comment because I’m not a doctor." J.J. Barea would pick up more minutes off the bench if Harris is unable to play against the Wizards on Wednesday, but he's not worth an add in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:09 am
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • LeBron James working on relationship w/Blatt
    LeBron James is still working on building a relationship with Cavaliers head coach David Blatt.

    Advice: James and Blatt had somewhat contrary statements about the Cavs' energy level after Monday's loss to the Nuggets, but we're still only nine games into the regular season so it's not time to send the two to counseling just yet. "Every day we continue to learn each other, as a group, as individuals," James said before the Cavs' loss. "He's an intense guy, very intense guy. Wants to win, wants to do it the right way. He doesn't want to mess around too much with the process, and you can respect that." Regardless of his relationship with his head coach, James' fantasy owners have to be happy with his top-5 play over the last two weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:00 am
  • Gibson enjoys like without Pau on Monday
    Taj Gibson enjoyed life without Pau Gasol (calf) in Monday's road win over the Clippers, scoring 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Yes, he would be quite good if Gasol (day-to-day) missed any extended time, but everybody knew that coming into the season. He still has standalone value and should be in many lineups on a weekly basis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:08 pm
    Injured
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet on Monday
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the 76ers on Monday with 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Like most Spurs, he's capable of putting up very useful fantasy lines without much scoring output. Green is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Bojan scores 22 points with four treys
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting (including four treys) with three rebounds and one steal over 41 minutes on Monday against the Heat.

    Advice: Bogdanovic has crept onto the standard league radar with averages of 30.5 minutes, 10.5 points, 1.5 threes and some friendly percentages to offset his lack of pop in other categories. 12-team owners in need of low-end production should give him a look. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:00 pm
  • Alex Len scores career high yet again on Mon.
    Alex Len had a career high in points for the second consecutive night, scoring 19 points with seven rebounds, one steal and three turnovers on 8-of-10 from the field in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Monday.

    Advice: He did have a couple bad plays and committed a bad foul on Rajon Rondo at the end of the game, but Len looks fantastic right now. He had an impressive 17-11 line against the Clippers on Saturday and it's pretty clear he's gunning for most of the minutes at center. He might not start, but getting 25-plus minutes will definitely make him worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:14 pm
  • LeBron says he was playing through the flu
    LeBron James played through the flu in the Cavs' 106-97 home loss to the reeling Nuggets on Monday, scoring 22 points on 8-of-18 shooting with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

    Advice: The flu is doubtful to hold him back going forward, especially with the Cavs under increased scrutiny with each passing loss. We're keeping him off the injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:14 pm
  • Chandler Parsons hits four treys on Monday
    Chandler Parsons got hot against the Hornets on Monday with 17 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: His shooting numbers have been down and he came into tonight at just 40.0 percent from the field. Parsons is putting up plenty of stats elsewhere and there has been an upward trend in his stats as the year has gone along. He should be a top-50 player in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Chandler gets majority of minutes on Monday
    Wilson Chandler scored 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting (including two threes) with nine rebound and two steals over 38 minutes in Monday's road win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Chandler was sitting right on the cut line in 12-team leagues before tonight, but if he's going to step into starter's minutes he'll be worth owning in most formats. Of course, we don't know what Brian Shaw is going to do from night-to-night and a lot depends on Danilo Gallinari's (eight minutes) knee, but owners should take a look at Chandler as a speculative add. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:17 pm
  • Mozgov double-doubles in 40 minutes
    Timofey Mozgov logged a whopping 40 minutes in Monday's road win over the Cavs, double-doubling with 14 points, 11 boards, one steal and one block.

    Advice: Perhaps Brian Shaw is done experimenting with JaVale McGee (eight minutes) and Jusuf Nurkic (inactive), but one big-minute outing isn't enough to carve that into stone. Still, Mozgov's game translates well to fantasy and after a night like this he should be owned in most, if not all 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:13 pm
  • Gallinari (knee) plays just eight minutes
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) played just eight minutes on Friday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Gallo missed both of his shot attempts and had just one rebound with one assist to his stat line. Until he shows signs of life owners can watch this action from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:38 pm
  • Batum (knee) says he should play on Friday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) said he should be okay for Friday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: This is great news for owners, who have had to deal with some uncertainty over the last week. If a two-game week for Batum works for you, get him back into lineups if you can. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:05 pm
  • Devin Harris (leg soreness) out for the night
    Devin Harris is dealing with lower-leg soreness on Monday and will not return.

    Advice: He's been able to avoid the injury bug for much of the season, but it was only a matter of time. Harris has been very good off the bench and it's unclear how much time he'll need to recover. With Harris out, J.J. Brea will likely help more off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:27 pm
    Injured
    5:00 pm @ Hou
  • Batum (knee) out on Monday vs. Pelicans
    Nicolas Batum (knee) will not play on Monday against the Pelicans, as expected.

    Advice: Batum's absence has spread minutes around to Allen Crabbe, Will Barton, C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake, but none of them are good fantasy options in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:16 pm
  • Update: Nate and Gallinari will play on Mon.
    Nate Robinson and Danilo Gallinari will play against the Cavs on Monday.

    Advice: They were ruled out earlier this morning and coach Brian Shaw has changed his tune. There are still way too many concerns about both guys tonight and they are unlikely to play more than half of the game tonight. That said, it's a little harder to be bullish on Arron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:31 pm
  • LeBron James is good to go for Monday night
    LeBron James (illness) will play against the Nuggets on Monday night.

    Advice: He missed shootaround with a head cold, but he was expected to play the entire time. James is hot on offense with 31.6 points per game in his last five and is also getting to the line 9.6 times per game in that span, too. Get him in your lineup even though garbage time will likely be a factor tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:28 pm
  • Shaw: Gallo and Nate could play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson could play against the Cavs on Monday, according to coach Brian Shaw.

    Advice: Interesting. They are not expected to play in back-to-back sets, but the is at least a small chance because of their low minutes on Sunday. Gallinari is still very unlikely to go, so those who were looking to use Wilson Chandler or Arron Afflalo shouldn't be too discouraged. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:10 pm
  • LeBron misses shootaround, probable Monday
    LeBron James (illness) missed shootaround, but he's probable vs. the Nuggets on Monday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are one of the worst teams in the league right now, so the Cavs are likely just being cautious with their superstar. The fact that he's already probable is an indication it's not serious, but daily leaguers should keep James' illness in mind when filling out their lineups on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:04 am
  • Gallinari, Robinson will not play on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson will both miss Monday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Both players are fine, but neither is cleared to play in back-to-back sets just yet. Without Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Arron Afflalo should be the main beneficiaries, while Robinson's absence will mean the team will lean a little harder on Ty Lawson. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:57 am
  • Anthony Morrow goes 1-of-9 from field vs. HOU
    Anthony Morrow shot just 1-of-9 from the field on Sunday, finishing a tough home loss vs. Houston with four points, one rebound, one steal and three personal fouls in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Morrow poured in 28 points vs. the Celtics on Wednesday but he's struggled since then, going a combined 5-of-25 from the field in OKC's past two games. He'll be better most nights and is worth owning if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers, but don't expect well-rounded production. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:10 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov uninspired play continues
    Timofey Mozgov put up eight points and six rebounds as the Nuggets fell to the Knicks on Sunday.

    Advice: Mozgov is currently only averaging 21 minutes per game this season, to go with 7.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks. He's competing for minutes with JaVale McGee and Jusuf Nurkic, and while Mozzy is the guy to own out of the group, he's far from a must-start option. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:11 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) doubtful for Monday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) was a full participant during Sunday's practice, but remains doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Batum said that the bruise on his right knee is under the bone, and he's still not feeling 100 percent. If Batum is unable to go Allen Crabbe, Will Barton, and C.J. McCollum, will continue to see some extended minutes for the Blazers, but none of those guys makes for a very attractive option in standard leagues. Batum will now be targeting a return for Friday's game vs. the Bulls, stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:13 pm
  • Draymond Green has a so-so night
    Draymond Green scored just seven points with six rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: The line isn't great, but a player with a usage rate of only 18.6 isn't going to light it up every night. However, it's interesting to see the drastic upward trend in his minutes. Green played 13.4 in 2012-13, 21.9 in 2013-14 and he's at 32.6 this season. Green also has a remarkable 69.0 effective field goal percentage on his 29 catch-and-shoot attempts. He's been a top-30 player in the past two weeks and could be top 50 all season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:47 am
  • Alex Len scores 17 with 11 boards vs. LAC
    Alex Len scored a career-high 17 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Clippers during a 120-107 loss on Saturday.

    Advice: He fell off the map in the previous five games, failing to top five points or five boards in any game with just one block in that span. Len has a chance to get minutes this year because Miles Plumlee is far from safe to get consistent playing time. We'd like to see it again, but owners in deep leagues might want to beat the rush and grab him. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:15 am
  • Harrison Barnes drops 17 points in 23 minutes
    Harrison Barnes dropped 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting in just 23 minutes on Saturday, adding four boards, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Don't look now but Barnes is starting to find his groove with the Warriors. He has scored over 10 points in his last four games and has finally shown some aggression that been severely lacking upon entering the NBA. However, Barnes may lose a lot of value when David Lee (hamstring) returns so owners in standard leagues should use a cautious approach here. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:43 pm
  • Derrick Favors shoots the ball well Saturday
    Derrick Favors made 9-of-11 from the field for 18 points in a 111-93 loss to the Raptors on Saturday with six rebounds, two assists and one turnover.

    Advice: He started fast, but the Raptors were clearly committed to keeping him in check in the second half. Favors has shot 9-of-11 in two of his last three games with a 21-12 double-double sandwiched in between. He's rolling for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:05 pm
  • LeBron James and Cavs dominate Hawks
    LeBron James made 13-of-20 from the field for 32 points during an easy 127-94 win over the Hawks with six rebounds, seven assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Cavs became the first team to ever make the first nine attempts from beyond the arc and made their first 11, but finished just 19-of-31 from that range for the game. LeBron wasn't the only one to tear it up tonight with Kyrie Irving scoring 20 points on nine shots to go with three rebounds, five assists, three steals and four 3-pointers. James and the Cavs will play the Nuggets on Monday followed by the Spurs, Wizards and Raptors this week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:39 pm
  • John Wall double-doubles on Saturday
    John Wall double-doubled in a 98-93 win over the Magic on Saturday with five rebounds, 10 assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did only make 6-of-17 from the field and turned the ball over three times. Wall does have three doubel-doubles in his last five games, averaging 19.8 points, 4.0 boards, 8.4 dimes, 2.0 steals and 0.4 triples in that span. He's an elite asset in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:05 pm
  • Cavs still not have no plans to rest LeBron
    Coach David Blatt said he isn't planning on resting LeBron James in back-to-back sets for the "foreseeable future."

    Advice: The Cavs take on the Hawks tonight following a win over the Celtics on Friday. James scored a season-high 41 points and should get plenty of Thabo Sefolosha tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:07 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (knee) is inactive on Saturday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: This is just a reminder and owners will have to look elsewhere on Saturday. Batum is targeting a return on Monday but until then, Allen Crabbe could continue to start while C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake could also see more minutes again. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:22 am
  • Morrow only scores 10 points vs. Pistons
    Anthony Morrow scored just 10 points on 4-of-15 shooting with two threes, three boards and one steal in 36 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Owners are going to see Jeremy Lamb's career-night of 24 points and 10 boards and consider jumping ship, but coming off a 28-point night of his own Morrow has earned a bit of patience here. He still got good minutes and plenty of shot attempts and even if Lamb does have staying power there's a solid 1-2 week window where he can still do some damage. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 pm
  • Favors goes for 21 and 12 with three blocks
    Derrick Favors went for 21 and 12 with three blocks in Friday's road win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Favors hit 8-of-15 shots and 5-of-7 free throws as he continues to march along at a top 30-40 pace. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:32 pm
  • Kyrie posts 27 points in win over Celtics
    Kyrie Irving scored 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting (3-of-7 from deep, 8-of-9 from the line) with four rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in Friday's win.

    Advice: This big line pushed him closer to within a stone's throw of his mid-second round ADP and owners have to be thrilled that nothing disastrous has happened so far playing next to LeBron and Kevin Love. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Al Horford lights it up with his jumper
    Al Horford made 8-of-10 from the field for 19 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in just 28 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He's started slow, but the jumper was working tonight in a big way. Despite the slow start, he's already put up fourth-round value and he should approach top-20 value as long as he's healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 12 in win over Indy
    Danilo Gallinari scored 12 points on 4-of-6 from the field against the Pacers on Friday, adding four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: It was his most impressive game of the season and he's starting to look like 2012-13 Gallinari again. He's still likely going to be very inconsistent and probably won't be a top-100 guy for another month or so, but feel free to grab him to be ahead of the curve. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:44 pm
  • Nic Batum officially out for Saturday
    Nicolas Batum (knee) is listed as out for Saturday against the Nets.

    Advice: The writing has been on the wall and Batum has said he is shooting for Monday. Allen Crabbe could start of the team may go with Dorell Wright now that LaMarcus Aldridge is also out -- Wright has been a stretch four on occasion. C.J. McCollum also played well on Wednesday and is worth a look in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:52 pm
  • Al Horford slowly getting his rhythm back
    Al Horford acknowledged during a recent interview that he's had a slow start to the season.

    Advice: "I'm getting there, it's a process getting back rhythm and feeling good," said Horford. "I just have to keep playing games; it's a matter of time. It's being able to sustain long periods of time on the court. I find myself at times being a little fatigued." Owners who drafted Horford shouldn't have expected him to come flying out of the gates, as he missed all but 29 games last season with a torn pectoral muscle. Horford has shown flashes of his former self, but it's been a bit of a bumpy ride so far. He's averaging 13.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.0 steal per game, and he should only get better as the year progresses, so this looks like a solid buy-low opportunity for one of fantasy basketball’s more underrated big men. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:37 am
  • Dray Day: Draymond Green flirts w/ trey-deuce
    Draymond Green took over against the Nets on Thursday with 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He's shined in four of his last five games, averaging 17.2 points, 7.4 boards, 3.8 assists, 2.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 2.4 triples. Green is absolutely rolling and he'll be a valuable asset for his savvy fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:58 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic plays 37 minutes
    Bojan Bogdanovic played 37 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with nine points, three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He's been fairly quiet with the exception of a couple big games, but the 3-pointers have buoyed his value. Fantasy owners can probably leave him on the wire until he has a breakout game. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:37 pm
  • Chandler Parsons scores 14 points in win
    Chandler Parsons made 4-of-7 from the field for 14 points during a piece-of-cake 123-70 win over the 76ers on Thursday with six points, three assists and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Parsons has hit his stride with the Mavericks and he's been heavily involved in the offense. Parsons is still under-performing in the shooting department, entering tonight with only a 38.7 percent from the field. He'll likely approach his career 46.9 percent from the field soon. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:19 pm
  • Dirk does his thing against Philly in win
    Dirk Nowitzki scored an easy 21 points in 20 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday with three rebounds, four assists and one turnover.

    Advice: Yeah, the 76ers aren't exactly the Steel Curtain of NBA defenses. Regardless, Nowitzki is rolling with a higher usage rate and improved effective field goal percentage thanks to being covered on less shots. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:03 pm
  • Timofey Mozgov struggling for consistency
    Timofey Mozgov had six points, seven rebounds and no blocks in 22 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: His minutes have been all over the board this season and coach Brian Shaw can't seem to figure out how to manage this team effectively. Mozzy had seven points, 16 rebounds and three blocks on Sunday, but got this week off to a dreadful start tonight. Ty Lawson is the only sure bet right now, and he's been slowed by injuries. Mozzy is still probably worth holding until Shaw figures this out, but owners should expect inconsistency for the time being. And the problem is not JaVale McGee, who played just four minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:22 pm
  • Alex Len's minutes stay low on Wednesday
    Alex Len played just 12 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with five points and five boards.

    Advice: After what looked like a promising run, Len has taken a bit of a backseat in the rotation. He could pop up at some point down the line, but he's only worth owning in very deep leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:21 pm
  • Joe Johnson plays well in losing effort
    Joe Johnson played well in a 112-104 losing effort to the Suns on Wednesday with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He called out his teammates for selfish play, but the Nets still only had 17 dimes on their 35 made field goals tonight. Johnson has seen his usage rate rise to 26.9 before tonight and he's been a mid-round guy in fantasy leagues. He should be a mid-round guy the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:13 pm
  • Bojan Bogdanovic has a decent game
    Bojan Bogdanovic scored 14 points against the Suns on Wednesday with two rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: It was a mild letdown from his 22-point gem on Sunday, but it's still the kind of line that shouldn't send his owners running for the hills. Bogdanovic should get better as the year goes along, so he's an option at the end of a standard league bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Anthony Morrow explodes for 28 points vs. BOS
    Anthony Morrow had his minutes restriction lifted against the Celtics on Wednesday, finishing with 28 points, five rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers on 11-of-16 from the field.

    Advice: He played 31 minutes and the Thunder have made it pretty clear that he'll be a big part of their offense. Morrow scored 10 points in his 14-minute debut on Tuesday and he should be able to flirt with 20 points per game with multiple treys until OKC gets some guys back. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:06 pm
  • Al Horford quiet as Paul Millsap shines
    Al Horford had just eight points, four rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Paul Millsap was a man amongst boys tonight and didn't leave much food on the table for Horford. He's having a nice season and will bounce back, but took a backseat to Millsap so that he could go off against his former team. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:24 pm
  • Derrick Favors plays well in loss to Hawks
    Derrick Favors didn't play as well as ex-teammate Paul Millsap on Wednesday, but still had 20 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks on 9-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: Millsap was fired up to play against his former team, but Favors came through tonight. He's having a very good season and if you forget about his one really bad game, he looks like an All-Star. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:01 pm
  • John Wall goes for 27 & 11 in win over DET
    John Wall gave up a nice game to Brandon Jennings, but had a night of his own with 27 points, three rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and a block on 7-of-19 shooting.

    Advice: He didn't hit a 3-pointer, but hit 13-of-16 free throws and turned it over just one time. He's one of the league's premier point guards, and played like it tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:51 pm
  • Anthony Morrow (knee) could play 30 minutes
    Anthony Morrow (knee) will be available to play up to 30 minutes vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Advice: He may not get that high, but it's a significant increase after he was limited to 14 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday. His playing time is a threat to starters Jeremy Lamb and Lance Thomas, but the Thunder are still short-handed enough to give all three players substantial minutes. Give Morrow a look if you're in need of scoring and 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:23 pm
  • Gallinari, Robinson cleared for full games
    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson have been cleared for full game action and will not have minute restrictions.

    Advice: He hasn't played more than 20 minutes in any of his six games, so this news comes a little sooner than expected for Gallinari. The Rooster is not playing well on the year, making just 22.2 percent of his attempts from the field, but some rust was to be expected after sitting out all of last season. He'll probably be better, but his prospective fantasy owners should expect him to start slow the next couple weeks. Wilson Chandler may lose a handful of minutes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:04 am
  • Harrison Barnes' 22 pts not enough vs. Spurs
    The Warriors lost at home on Tuesday despite getting a season-high 22 points from Harrison Barnes, who sank 9-of-12 shots and grabbed eight rebounds in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes has averaged a steady 1.0 threes and 5.3 rebounds this season, but hasn't made a standout impact in fantasy leagues until tonight. This marked his highest playing time and shot attempts, in addition to scoring, so we're not predicting a repeat performance vs. Brooklyn on Thursday. David Lee's eventual return from a hamstring injury presents another threat to Barnes' outlook, making him a short-term option at best. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:36 pm
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