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  • Arron Afflalo scores 16 points vs. PHX
    Arron Afflalo played well again on Monday during a 109-86 victory over the Suns, scoring 16 points with two rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had a 21-point game on Saturday and is now the hottest he's ever been while in a Portland uniform. Still, the steals aren't there and he's not doing much besides scoring, so he's not a hot property in fantasy leagues.
    34 minutes ago
  • Damian Lillard turns it around vs. Suns
    Damian Lillard ended his brief slump on Monday against the Suns, making 7-of-14 from the field for 19 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He had two really bad games over the weekend, but it was just a matter of time before he picked it up. Lillard and the Blazers get a huge matchup against the Clippers on Wednesday, which could be a preview of a first-round playoff series. Lillard also has two more games after that, so he should be a huge help to his fantasy owners.
    36 minutes ago
  • Brown posts nice money counters on Monday
    Lorenzo Brown scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, six assists, one steal and two blocks over 30 minutes on Monday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Brown has stealthily posted top 80-90 value over the last two weeks by hitting 52 percent of his shots while averaging 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. If you need help in the latter two categories, he's well worth a look as long as Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin remain out.
    39 minutes ago
  • Nicolas Batum as a nice line vs. Suns
    Nicolas Batum scored 16 points with five rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: He scored 10 points on 6-of-8 from the field on Saturday, so Batum is finally back to putting up numbers after a rocky start on Friday following a back injury. Coach Terry Stotts doesn't sound like he's going to rest players, so Batum can be considered a must-start player going forward.
    42 minutes ago
  • LaVine scores 21 points with five assists
    Zach LaVine scored 21 points on 7-of-19 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in Monday's loss.

    Advice: LaVine's owners are dodging the wishy-washy return of Ricky Rubio and until then he'll be a must-start player, unless field goal percentages or turnovers are critical areas for you.
    43 minutes ago
  • Budinger scores 14 points with two threes
    Chase Budinger scored 14 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-11 shots (including two threes) with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Sure, some folks could return and spoil things, but he looks like a guy that can hold significant minutes and provide late-round returns at a minimum. He has been much better than that lately and he should be owned in all standard formats.
    44 minutes ago
  • Burke scores 19 points off the bench
    Trey Burke scored 19 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-17 shots (including two threes) with six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: As long as Burke is hitting his shots he's going to hold value while Derrick Favors (back) is out, because the Jazz need folks that can score the ball and that's what Burke does.
    48 minutes ago
  • DeRozan has career-night with 42 & 11
    DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied a career-best with 11 rebounds in the Raptors' 99-96 win over the Rockets on Monday.

    Advice: DeRozan hit 14-of-27 shots (2-of-4 3PTs, 12-of-17 FTs) to go with one steal, one block and six turnovers, as his usage was off the charts with Kyle Lowry (back) out. Look for this trend to continue until Lowry returns, and owners that are sensitive to field goal percentage may need to keep a close eye on him in case he gets a bit too trigger happy.
    Today, 10:45 pm
  • Gerald Green gets 19 minutes, scores 13
    Gerald Green scored 13 points in 19 minutes against the Blazers on Monday with two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Sunday, but Green was very busy tonight with 12 shots from the field and two turnovers. With the Suns likely to prepare for the 2015-16 season, they may opt to go with their young guys over Green. Keep him on the wire in most leagues.
    Today, 10:42 pm
  • Vasquez struggles in start on Monday
    Greivis Vasquez hit just 1-of-10 shots (including a three) for three points, three boards, seven assists and two steals in 34 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry is still out indefinitely and that keeps Vasquez as a potential fantasy option until Lowry returns. Vasquez just isn't very good and there's no guarantee that he helps owners out on any given night.
    Today, 10:31 pm
  • Covington posts low-end line as Sixers lose
    Robert Covington scored 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, four assists and five turnovers in the Sixers' 113-111 loss to the Lakers in Monday's Tank Bowl 2015.

    Advice: Yeah, the Knicks out-tanked both teams despite the fact they were trying to win for much of the year, but let's give credit where credit is due. The Sixers have embraced the tank organizationally for years now and the Lakers are now resting anybody with a pulse so they don't have to give their first round pick to ... you guessed it ... Philadelphia. In case we weren't clear, both teams are losing games on purpose so they can get better draft picks. Covington should be owned in most standard formats.
    Today, 10:11 pm
  • Shelvin Mack could start on Tuesday?
    Shelvin Mack did not score in 13 minutes against the Bucks on Monday with one rebound, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: Dennis Schroder (toe) was hurt tonight and Jeff Teague is unlikely to play on Tuesday in a back-to-back, so we should see Mack getting major run. If you're looking for a player to stream on a light four-game night, he's one of the best options out there among players widely available in leagues.
    Today, 10:10 pm
  • Jeff Teague returns, scores eight
    Jeff Teague had a sub-par return from an ankle sprain in 29 minutes against the Bucks on Monday, making 2-of-8 from the field for eight points with four rebounds, nine assists, two 3-pointers and five turnovers.

    Advice: He is almost certainly going to rest on Tuesday, so his fantasy owners should plan for him not to play. Dennis Schroder (toe) is also out, so Shelvin Mack should see significant minutes. Teague isn't must-own player with all the games he's going to miss moving forward.
    Today, 10:08 pm
  • Clarkson scores 26 points with 11 assists
    Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting (0-for-2 from deep, 8-of-10 from the line) with six rebounds, 11 assists and three steals in 44 minutes on Monday against the Sixers.

    Advice: Clarkson is the Lakers' most consistent asset right now and he's a must-start player going forward.
    Today, 10:01 pm
  • Johnson double-doubles on active night
    Wes Johnson hit just 5-of-16 shots and did not make a 3-pointer, but that's where the bad news ended as he finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks over 44 minutes in Monday's overtime win.

    Advice: Johnson is returning serviceable numbers but he's going to be a risk from night-to-night due to DNPs. Luckily he hasn't been the target of the front office's tanking measures, but 'tis the season.
    Today, 9:56 pm
  • Kyle Korver plays 34 minutes, scores 11
    Kyle Korver scored 11 points with one rebound, five assists and three 3-pointers against the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: He scored all 11 points within a 65-second span in the third quarter, which is the most potent scoring outburst since Damian Lillard scored 11 points in 39 seconds on Mar. 7. Korver is almost a lock to rest on Tuesday night and he's not a must-own player with more DNPs on the way.
    Today, 9:55 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 18 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 18 points on 7-of-9 from the field against the Hawks on Monday during a 101-88 loss with six boards and four assists in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He only had a 14.6 usage rate despite that incredible efficiency while his point guard continues to take too many bad shots. Antetokounmpo has really turned into a consistent scorer this month, averaging 16.2 points on 51.5 percent from the field in his previous March games. His ceiling is insane.
    Today, 9:48 pm
  • Michael Carter-Williams has another bad game
    Michael Carter-Williams made 1-of-6 from the field for four points with two rebounds, five assists, four turnovers and one steal.

    Advice: He still hasn't won a road game in a Bucks uniform. Carter-Williams has made just 31.9 percent from the field in his last eight games and turned the ball over 3.4 times. Amazingly, he's averaged 10.5 points per game with a 25.2 usage rate in his last eight. Something has to give here.
    Today, 9:35 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas plays 22 minutes vs. Hornets
    Isaiah Thomas played 22 minutes against the Hornets on Monday during a 116-104 win with 10 points, seven assists and two 3-pointers on 3-of-9 from the field.

    Advice: He hasn't been the same player since returning from injury, making just 31.7 percent from the field. Thomas also hasn't played more than 26 minutes in a game since the injury. Thomas was posting some early-round value in his first two weeks with Boston, so his fantasy owners have to cut him slack. Start him against the Pacers on Wednesday.
    Today, 9:08 pm
  • Ellington scores 20 points with four treys
    Wayne Ellington scored 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting with four threes, three boards and three assists over 43 minutes in Monday's overtime win.

    Advice: Ellington could be slated into big minutes if the Lakers' continue to rest so many guys and that will make him a late-round asset, relevant if you need 3-point shooting, scoring and a trickle of other popcorn stats.
    Today, 9:06 pm
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