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  • DeMarcus Cousins posts fat line in win
    DeMarcus Cousins hit just 8-of-21 shots, but also hit a 3-pointer and finished with 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and six turnovers in Monday's 109-104 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Cousins is going to get a ton of usage with Rudy Gay's season over and he was easily the best King tonight, as usual. He's averaging 27.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 3-pointers on 44 percent shooting over his last five games. His shooting numbers would look better if he wasn't attempting four 3-pointers a night, but he's hit at least one 3-pointer in nine straight games, which helps soften the low-shooting blow. Rotoworld.com 21 minutes ago
  • Jon Leuer scores 15 in start for Pistons
    Jon Leuer returned to the starting lineup on Monday and hit 6-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, four rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes of a 109-104 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: Leuer was quite efficient tonight and had 10 points, five boards, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer off the bench on Saturday. In his two games since returning from a knee injury he's averaging 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers in 26.5 minutes. Now that he's starting (which sent Tobias Harris back to the bench), Leuer is at least worth a look in most leagues, although he tends to perform better off the bench then as a starter. Rotoworld.com 38 minutes ago
  • Miles Plumlee scores 10 in 20 minutes
    Miles Plumlee started on Monday vs. the Rockets and scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes.

    Advice: To his credit, Plumlee played with a lot of energy tonight and helped the Bucks snap a five-game losing streak. He added two rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal while John Henson (DNP-CD) watched from the bench. We never know what coach Jason Kidd is going to do next, but there's no reason to add Plumlee in most formats. Greg Monroe (17 points) is the center fantasy owners want to own on the Bucks, but you already knew that. Rotoworld.com 40 minutes ago
  • John Henson goes from starter to DNP-CD
    John Henson picked up a DNP-CD on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Henson was in good spirits on the bench, but this isn't the first time this has happened. The last time Henson was a DNP-CD on Nov. 25, he responded with his best game of the season with 20 points, seven rebounds and three blocks on Nov. 27, so maybe coach Jason Kidd is trying to light a fire under him again. Miles Plumlee started and scored 10 points in 20 minutes, while Greg Monroe had 17 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in 27 minutes. Henson is only a stash in deeper leagues for now and it remains to be seen if he will be back in the rotation on Wednesday vs. the 76ers. Rotoworld.com 46 minutes ago
  • Montrezl Harrell plays four minutes in loss
    Montrezl Harrell returned to the bench and played just four minutes vs. the Bucks on Monday with zero points and zero rebounds.

    Advice: Clint Capela started and played 22 minutes, while Nene got the call as the backup center and scored 17 points in 22 minutes. "Clint looked good the past few games. That was his role and that is what we want. It has nothing to do with [Montrezl Harrell] or Nene," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. "All three are ready to go. We might switch them up and guys will play at different times. But our idea is that was Clint's job and his job to lose." Harrell's role is going to be too volatile to trust while Capela is healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:14 pm
  • Clint Capela scores 16 points in start
    Clint Capela moved back into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Bucks and scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting.

    Advice: The Rockets lost tonight, but they are 15-3 on the season when Capela starts next to Ryan Anderson. He logged 22 minutes and added three rebounds and one assist, but his role is only going to grow as he gets his legs under him. "I'm starting to feel like myself again," Capela said before the game. "I used to be the starter before I got hurt. I think tonight, I'll feel like myself." Coach Mike D'Antoni said the center spot is Capela's "job to lose" going forward, so Montrezl Harrell is no longer a legitimate threat. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:09 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 16 w/ three triples
    Ryan Anderson returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Bucks, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: He finally looked healthy and logged 29 minutes compared to 16 for promising second-year forward Sam Dekker. Anderson added three triples with one rebound, one assist and one steal, so it's time to get him back into your lineups with three more games on the schedule this week. "I feel amazing," Anderson said before the game. "I feel really good. You know when you make a turn, when you feel like such crap and make that turn, I'm so happy to feel like myself again." Rotoworld.com Today, 8:02 pm
  • Kevin Love's big game not enough for Cavs
    Kevin Love hit 7-of-15 shots, a 3-pointer and 7-of-8 free throws for 22 points, 16 rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes of Monday's 124-122 loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: Love's defense helped Terrence Jones score a career-high 36 points and it's hard to imagine what Anthony Davis (quad) would have done to the Cavs tonight, had he played. While Love didn't hit any season highs tonight, the 22 points and 16 boards equate to one of his best games of the season. His back problem that kept him out last Thursday appears to be behind him, but owners will want to make sure he's playing in his next back-to-back set on Jan. 29 & 30. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:57 pm
  • Marreese Speights plays 10 minutes off bench
    Marreese Speights, who started on Saturday, came off the bench and played just 10 minutes for three points,

    Advice: Speights had a big game in the start on Saturday and comes through with a fun stat line about once a week, but with Blake Griffin on his way back any day now, Speights belongs on waivers in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:43 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 12 on 4-of-10 shooting
    Brook Lopez scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting in Monday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: It was a quiet night for Lopez but that's not a surprise against the third-best defense in the NBA in terms of defensive efficiency. The Spurs also started defensive stalwart Dewayne Dedmon on Lopez to slow him down. He added four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and hit all four of his free throws, but things won't get much easier for Lopez on Wednesday against Hassan Whiteside and the Heat. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:20 pm
  • Joel Anthony grabs four boards in debut
    Joel Anthony made his debut for the Spurs on Monday vs. the Nets, finishing scoreless in five minutes with four rebounds.

    Advice: He picked up some run in garbage time but Anthony likely won't be in the rotation on most nights. Leave him on the wire . Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon scores 10 on 4-of-5 FGs
    Dewayne Dedmon started on Monday vs. the Nets and scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Dedmon drew the start in place of David Lee and he helped limit Brook Lopez to 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting. The Spurs only have one legitimate rim protector right now and that's Dedmon, so we could see him pick up more starts in certain matchups. The Spurs face Jonas Valanciunas on Tuesday and he will likely be a featured part of the offense with DeMar DeRozan (ankle) out, so starting Dedmon again would make sense. With Pau Gasol (hand) likely out 4-6 weeks, give Dedmon a look if you need help in FG percentage, rebounds, steals and blocks. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:00 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 13, fills stat sheet
    Cody Zeller hit 4-of-7 shots and 5-of-5 free throws for 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks before fouling out of Monday's 109-99 loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Zeller's line might have been even more impressive had he not fouled out, while Roy Hibbert played just 12 minutes off the bench for five points and two rebounds, despite Zeller's disqualification. Zeller is basically a must-own center right now and this game backs up that thinking. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:31 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) will play Monday
    Steven Adams (concussion) will play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He returns just in time to face Rudy Gobert. The matchup is brutal, but season-long owners can activate Adams in lineups after a two-game absence. Barring a surprise, Jerami Grant will return to the bench with Adams back in action. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:41 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon starting, Lee to bench
    Dewayne Dedmon will start in place of David Lee on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: It makes sense. The Spurs will need Dedmon's defense against Brook Lopez and this move should keep Lee somewhat fresh for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors. Lee still looks like the better pickup in standard leagues after coming off two straight double-doubles, but Dedmon is worth keeping an eye on if you're searching the wire for blocks. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:32 pm
  • Jon Leuer starting, Tobias Harris to bench
    Jon Leuer is starting on Monday vs. the Hornets, sending Tobias Harris back to the bench.

    Advice: With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) healthy again, this will be the Pistons' preferred starting lineup going forward. Leuer's numbers in the first unit are actually worse than his numbers as a reserve, so he's just a low-end pickup. As for Harris, his value will be fine no matter what. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:18 pm
  • Anthony Davis (quad) officially out Monday
    Anthony Davis (quad) has been officially ruled out for Monday's game vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry said on Sunday that he expected Davis to play, but he changed his tune during the pre-game media session in which he called him doubtful. The injury is "basically a charley horse" according to Gentry, but the Pelicans always treat their franchise player with kid gloves. Terrence Jones looks like a strong play in all formats tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:09 pm
  • Anthony Davis (quad) doubtful for Monday
    Alvin Gentry doesn't anticipate Anthony Davis (quad) being able to play Monday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Gentry hasn't yet officially ruled him out, calling AD a game-time call, but he acknowledged that he doesn't expect Davis to take the court tonight. If Davis is forced to the sidelines, Terrence Jones would move into the starting lineup, and he'd make for an intriguing DFS play. Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday will also shoulder the offensive burden if Davis is out. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:35 pm
  • John Henson will come off the bench
    John Henson will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Here we go again. The Bucks have lost five games in a row so coach Jason Kidd is shaking things up by moving Miles Plumlee into the starting unit. Henson will either be in a three-man rotation at center tonight or could even pick up a DNP-CD if Kidd wants to send him a message, so it makes sense to take him out of your lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:31 pm
  • Miles Plumlee starting, John Henson to bench
    Miles Plumlee is starting in place of John Henson on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: You just have to laugh at this point as coach Jason Kidd is up to his old tricks. The Bucks have lost five games in a row, but moving Plumlee back into the first unit over Henson and Greg Monroe is a crime. The $52 million Plumlee is averaging 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds this season and is not a fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:25 pm
  • Marreese Speights coming off the bench
    Marreese Speights will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: The Clippers are going to play small ball tonight with Raymond Felton moving back into the first unit. This was Speights' last chance to start for a while because Blake Griffin (knee) is expected to play on Tuesday vs. Philly. Even in a bench role, Speights is still a bargain bin option in DFS because he can fill it up in a hurry. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:18 pm
  • Blake Griffin will 'most likely' play Tuesday
    Blake Griffin (knee) will "most likely" play on Tuesday vs. the 76ers according to coach Doc Rivers.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Griffin has already been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Hawks. Griffin is feeling great and Rivers said a couple weeks ago that he doesn't want the All-Star PF to be limited upon his return, so he could hit the ground running. If he plays on Tuesday, that means he should also be good for Saturday's showdown vs. the Warriors. Luc Mbah a Moute, Austin Rivers, Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass will all take a hit with this report. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:12 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) probable for Tuesday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) is probable to play Tuesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He'll see his playing time in the 15-20 minute range, which isn't enough minutes for him to make a difference in most settings. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:27 pm
  • Report: Joel Embiid expected to play Friday
    Joel Embiid (left knee bruise) is expected to play Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: While Embiid is officially being listed as doubtful for Tuesday, Brett Brown has already acknowledged that he will not take the court for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, nor will he play Wednesday in Milwaukee. However, it sounds like this will only be a two-game absence for The Process. Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor will pick up most of the center minutes in his absence, and Richaun Holmes may be able to see limited minutes in the rotation. Noel is the primary beneficiary here. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:09 pm
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  • Brandan Wright goes through a full practice
    Brandan Wright (left ankle surgery) was a full participant during Monday's practice.

    Advice: He's inching his way closer to a return, but he's not going to have much value with JaMychal Green, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol all healthy. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:26 am
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  • Patrick Patterson (knee) returns to practice
    Patrick Patterson (knee) returned to practice on Monday.

    Advice: It sounds like he's expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs after missing the last six games. With Jared Sullinger and Lucas Nogueira both healthy, the Raptors will be able to ease Patterson back into action and we'd be very surprised if his role of 28.0 minutes per game doesn't take a sizable hit. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:34 am
  • Tyler Zeller (illness) available Tuesday
    Tyler Zeller (illness) will be available to play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Zeller fell out of the rotation before missing 10 games in a row. With Kelly Olynyk playing well in the backup center role, Zeller belongs on the wire and will be lucky to see a few minutes on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:31 am
  • Jahlil Okafor (knee) probable for Tuesday
    Jahlil Okafor (knee) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Okafor was limited at Monday's practice because of right knee soreness, but he has a big week ahead of him with Joel Embiid (knee) considered doubtful for Tuesday and out for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. As a starter this season, Okafor has averaged 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 blocks, and his ceiling is higher when Embiid is off the court. Nerlens Noel also looks like a nice play this week and should split the center minutes with Okafor. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:56 am
  • Joel Embiid out Tuesday and Wednesday
    Joel Embiid (knee) is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers and will not travel for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Despite the doubtful tag, coach Brett Brown said Embiid will not play Tuesday. He wasn't going to travel on Wednesday prior to the injury anyways, so nothing has changed in that regard. The good news is the 76ers are still calling the issue a left knee contusion, so Embiid is day-to-day and Brown said the team is just being cautious. He was not able to practice on Monday, but his next chance to play will be on Friday vs. the Rockets. Jahlil Okafor (knee) and Nerlens Noel will likely split the center minutes in Embiid's absence, with Noel having the higher upside in standard leagues. For what it's worth, Embiid was getting up some shots at the practice facility without a limp. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:48 am
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  • Clint Capela will start on Monday vs. Bucks
    Clint Capela will start on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The Rockets have been bringing him off the bench in an effort to ease him back into action, but they are ready to return to their normal starting lineup of Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson and Capela -- that lineup is 15-2 this season. Capela is worth owning in standard leagues, while Montrezl Harrell will return to the bench and is trending in the wrong direction. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:34 am
  • Anderson and Capela expected to start Monday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) and Clint Capela are expected to start on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Anderson only lasted nine minutes on Friday vs. the Warriors and was held out of Saturday's game vs. Memphis, so he's a risky play tonight until we confirm that he's 100 percent -- A doctor told him a few days ago that his bug could limit him for 1-2 weeks. With Ryno expected back, Sam Dekker will take the biggest hit, but he should still be involved Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:28 am
  • Joel Anthony signs with the Spurs
    Joel Anthony has signed a 10-day deal with the Spurs.

    Advice: He will provide some emergency depth off the bench with Pau Gasol (hand) out for the next 4-6 weeks. Anthony may not be in the rotation and is not a fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:23 am
  • Blake Griffin (knee) ruled out for Monday
    Blake Griffin (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: This means we will likely see him on Tuesday vs. the 76ers. Griffin would then have a few days to rest before Saturday's showdown with the Warriors. We will likely get another update during the post-game conference tonight, but Griffin's owners can expect to deploy him twice in Week 14 barring a surprise. Griffin "feels great" and he said he could play right now if it was up to him. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:15 am
  • Knicks to use normal starters Monday
    The Knicks are not expected to change their starting lineup on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said he may consider moving Kristaps Porzingis to the five, but for now he's planning on starting Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Carmelo Anthony, Porzingis and Joakim Noah vs. the Pacers. We'll have official confirmation before tip-off, but Porzingis is an elite play regardless of where he starts the game. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:05 am
  • Rivers says Blake Griffin feels great
    Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) "feels great."

    Advice: "He told me he feels normal, which is good," Rivers said. Griffin said he’s as close to full health as he can be, and he has been spotted sprinting in the pre-game warmups over the last week. Griffin was also cleared for contact a few days ago and he has made it clear that he's hoping to return on either Monday vs. the Hawks or Tuesday vs. the 76ers. We'll have an update after the morning shootaround. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:59 am
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) ruled out for Monday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This will be Muscala's fifth game in a row on the shelf, but he remains day-to-day. Kris Humphries and Mike Scott have both seen a bump in minutes recently, but not enough for standard-league owners to look their way. Muscala isn't worth stashing in most leagues right now, but that could change if the Hawks put Paul Millsap back on the trade block. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:50 am
  • Tiago Splitter (calf) ruled out Monday
    Tiago Splitter (calf) will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Splitter was given a six-week timetable back in late November, but he's always been a slow healer and it's still unclear when the big man will return. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:47 am
  • Ryan Anderson expects to play on Monday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) is expected to play in Monday's game against Milwaukee.

    Advice: Ryno has missed three of his last four games due to a stomach virus. He told ESPN that he was not able to eat for three days, but has eaten over the last two days and "feels better." Sam Dekker and Corey Brewer will lose some minutes when Ryno returns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:14 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (leg) thrives in 21 minutes
    Darrell Arthur (leg) returned to action on Sunday with 10 points, four assists, three rebounds, three blocks, one steal and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Arthur has been in and out of the lineup for weeks due to injury, and he'll be limited in practices and games for the duration of the season. Even a trade clearing more minutes in the frontcourt might not help him, and he belongs on the waiver wire in most formats despite tonight's all-around performance. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:48 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) held to non-contact
    Steven Adams (concussion) was limited to non-contact work on Sunday, and his status remains unclear for Monday's game in Utah.

    Advice: Adams did travel with the team for their road game, which is a good sign, but owners will have to wait until shootaround for another update. OKC has four games next week, so even if Adams sits on Monday he could still have a productive slate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:03 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (leg) available to play Sunday
    Darrell Arthur (leg) is available to play vs. the Wolves on Sunday.

    Advice: Mike Malone said recently that he'll be watching Arthur's minutes "the rest of the year," and will even limit him in practices. He's unlikely to earn more than a handful of minutes tonight, in other words, and is an extremely dubious fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:38 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out Sunday vs. Suns
    Patrick Patterson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Patterson was able to go through a full practice on Saturday, and while head coach Dwane Casey said acknowledged that he's now pain-free, he wants to be extra cautious and give Patterson an extra day to rest up. The Raptors have a back-to-back set coming up Tuesday vs. San Antonio and Wednesday in Memphis, and it seems likely that Patterson will be able to get back for at least one of those games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:22 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) will travel to Utah
    Steven Adams (concussion) is traveling to Utah for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    Advice: There's no word that he's officially cleared the league mandated concussion protocol testing, but him traveling with the team is an encouraging sign. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround, and if he is able to get back to the court, Jerami Grant would more than likely return to the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:05 am
  • Blake Griffin (knee) is doubtful for Monday
    Blake Griffin (knee) has been upgraded from "out" to "doubtful" for Monday's game vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Griffin has made it clear that he intends to return this week, so if we don't see him on Monday he could make his return to the lineup on Tuesday vs. the 76ers. The Clippers play a total of three times in Week 14, so starting Griffin in weekly formats is a bit too risky unless we get word that he will give it a go on Monday. Luc Mbah a Moute, Austin Rivers, Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass all take a hit with Griffin nearing a return, but Rivers is still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:17 am
  • Anthony Davis (quad) expected to play Monday
    Anthony Davis (right quad) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Cavaliers according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Davis missed his second practice in a row on Sunday, but the Pelicans are likely just being cautious with their franchise center. Gentry said Davis' injury is "basically a charley horse," but keep in mind that he's been battling through an absurd amount of other ailments recently. While Davis said he's getting better every day, he added that he's still sore and is "not sure" about his status. Davis will be officially listed as questionable. Regardless of his status, Terrence Jones should be owned as an elite handcuff. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • Darrell Arthur will be limited rest of season
    Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he will keep an eye on Darrell Arthur's minutes the rest of the season.

    Advice: "Yeah, probably through the rest of the year that’s what we’ll have to do," Malone said. "Even with practices I’m going to have to limit him. The one thing I love about Darrell, he knows one speed and one way to play, and that’s hard." The oft-injured forward is averaging 14.7 minutes per game this season and it doesn't sound like his role will be growing any time soon. Arthur is questionable to play on Sunday vs. the Wolves on the second night of a back-to-back set, so we may get a Jusuf Nurkic sighting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:00 am
  • Darrell Arthur plays 13 minutes
    Darrell Arthur (knee) played 13 minutes with two rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a little surprising to see Arthur out there for double-digit minutes. Coach Mike Malone said Arthur will have his minutes managed all season due to his arthritic knees. Even in super deep leagues, he will be way too annoying to own. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:49 pm
  • Marreese Speights scores 18 in start
    Marreese Speights scored 18 points in a start against the Nuggets on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: His 74th start of his career and first since January 2015 did not result in a win despite his strong start. Speights came off the bench to start the second half, so this may have been a matchup move. Speights has been hanging in the mid-rounds these days, but his value will take a hit once Blake Griffin (knee) comes back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:19 pm
  • Clint Capela plays 16 minutes on Saturday
    Clint Capela came off the bench and had five points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in just 16 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Capela blew up for 22 points and 12 boards in 21 minutes on Friday, but his minutes cut is understandable in a back-to-back situation with him coming off a broken leg. In any case, Capela's arrow is pointing up, while Montrezl Harrell's is pointing down. As long as Capela doesn't suffer a setback, you have to think he'll be back in the starting unit by the end of the upcoming week, if not much sooner. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:05 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell plays 16 minutes in start
    Montrezl Harrell started again on Saturday, but played just 16 minutes and finished with six points and two rebounds.

    Advice: We said in his previous blurb that he'll need to have 20-24 minutes to hold value and those of you who dropped him early when Clint Capela was on the verge of a return should feel better about that decision after this one. There's still a chance Harrell could hold a little value, but he and Capela both got 16 minutes tonight and Capela's run should only increase as he gets healthy from a broken leg. Harrell is likely to end up on waivers in a ton of leagues if he continues to see his minutes drop, while a move to the bench is likely coming as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:01 pm
  • Dewayne Dedmon doesn't do much
    Dewayne Dedmon scored two points with four rebounds in 10 minutes agains the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: David Lee found the fountain of youth and wasn't lost on defense. This game seemed like a good game for Dedmon to get out there, so perhaps it'll be all D-Lee picking up most of the minutes from the Pau Gasol (hand) injury. Dedmon gets a bad matchup on paper against the Nets on Monday, so he's only a borderline hold. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:57 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins double-doubles vs. Bulls
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 42 points with 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in Saturday’s 102-99 loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: The 42 points marked the second most he has scored in a game this season, but his valiant effort was not enough to get a victory. This was his 23rd double-double of the season and eighth consecutive one. He will continue to posts stat lines like these for the remainder of the year with Rudy Gay (Achilles) done for the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:44 pm
  • Kevin Love makes just 4-of-15
    Kevin Love (back) returned to action on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 13 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: On the final play of overtime, Love had a wide open look for a potential trey to send it to double-overtime. His shot was off, but there was no indication of Love's back injury affecting him. He should be fine going forward, but his fantasy owners will have to keep an eye out on back-to-back sets. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:41 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor scores 12 points in a start
    Jahlil Okafor scored 12 points in a start on Saturday during a 110-93 loss to the Hawks, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: As you might expect, the Hawks went right at Okafor in this game, but he was actually better than usual. Plus, he had a solid offensive game and the starters fared well. Joel Embiid (rest) isn't expected to miss time going forward, so that means Okafor should be out of the rotation again. At least this good game could help his trade value. He's only a stash or a stream on the nights Embiid sits. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:11 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 14 in 33 minutes
    Kristaps Porzingis played 33 minutes, hit 7-of-13 shots and scored 14 points on Saturday, but the good news ends there.

    Advice: He didn't hit a 3-pointer (0-for-3), had just one rebound, one steal, one block and two assists in the loss. The good news is that he's back and playing solid minutes, but his numbers over his last two games have not been impressive. Hopefully it's just rust after missing four games with an achilles injury, but he's clearly not back to 100 percent just yet. Hopefully he turns it around against the Pacers on Monday, but there are signs he's not far off, as he's hit 16-of-30 shots in his two games since returning. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:45 pm
  • Cody Zeller scores 12 in 31 minutes
    Cody Zeller scored 12 points with nine rebounds, three assists and one block in 31 minutes against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: This resembles the Zeller we should get going forward over the one that saw just 24.0 minutes per game in the previous two. Zeller has been a top-100 player in his last 10 games, which is probably around where he'll be the rest of the way with a little mid-round upside when he's in a groove. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Jon Leuer looks good in return
    Jon Leuer came off the bench against the Wizards on Saturday, finishing with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

    Advice: That's a pretty good game for Leuer after missing five. Coach Stan Van Gundy made it sound like Leuer would eventually be starting, but it actually doesn't really matter too much. The Pistons basically roll with a three-forward rotation, so the playing time will be there. Give Leuer a look if you need a big man. He has mid-round upside when he's rolling. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:29 pm
  • Mile High Buckets: Mo Speights starting
    Marreese Speights will start against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: Mo Buckets has been lighting it up with treys in 17 straight, so he'll be taking those into altitude. Speights in a starting role is very intriguing, but it's hard to pick him up long term with Blake Griffin getting closer. If you want to use him for this week, give him a look. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:31 pm
  • Darrell Arthur to be inactive often?
    Darrell Arthur (knee) is expected to rest and miss practices throughout the season.

    Advice: He is dealing with arthritis in his need, so the Nuggets will be cautious with him all season. This is not surprising at all based on his injury history. Arthur may not be in the rotation while Kenneth Faried is active. Leave him on the wire almost everywhere. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:26 pm
  • Porzingis starting, Kuzminskas to bench
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will start and Mindaugas Kuzminskas will come off the bench against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: The Knicks are playing their old lineup here and will shift Carmelo Anthony back to the three. We'll see how the Knicks stagger KP, which was a good plan earlier this season. Porzingis should be all set in a fantastic matchup today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:06 pm
  • Kevin Love (back) will play against the Spurs
    Kevin Love (back) will play against the Spurs on Saturday night.

    Advice: He did not play against the Suns on Thursday, but the Cavs still took care of business without him. We'll see if that was more of a precaution to hold him out, but Love going through shootaround and being announced as in so early are great signs. Expect him to be firing away with the Spurs keying on LeBron James. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:49 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor will start for Embiid (rest)
    Jahlil Okafor will start for Joel Embiid (rest) against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: Okafor was a monster in his last start for Embiid with a season-high 26 points. Although, Nerlens Noel was in foul trouble and was hurt, so it was a perfect storm for Okafor to have a good game. He's a viable player to use today, but his long-term value doesn't look great. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:43 pm
  • Jon Leuer will play on Saturday
    Jon Leuer (knee) will come off the bench against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: The Pistons are making a change compared to when Leuer was healthy. Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Leuer missing five games is why he's going to bring him off the bench. In other words, a good game from Leuer could get him back in the starting lineup. He's worth a look now that he's back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:30 pm
  • Joel Anthony to sign with Spurs?
    Joel Anthony is expected to sign with the Spurs.

    Advice: The team is looking for another big man, so they'll go back to Anthony to add some depth. He was with the team at training camp, but was waived on Oct. 22. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:15 pm
  • Tyler Zeller out again on Saturday
    Tyler Zeller (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Blazers.

    Advice: OK then. Zeller did go through some practice and he is getting closer, but the team will keep him out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:20 pm
  • Tyler Zeller not on the injury report
    Tyler Zeller was not on the injury report for Saturday against the Blazers.

    Advice: He went through practice on Friday and should be available. Zeller isn't a lock for the rotation, but he could be called on if the team doesn't have Jonas Jerebko (illness). Most fantasy owners can ignore this. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:02 pm
  • Steven Adams still in the protocol
    Steven Adams (concussion) is still in the league's concussion protocol.

    Advice: It's possible he won't travel for Monday's game and the team won't know until tomorrow. The game is in Utah, so you can bet Enes Kanter will be getting big minutes regardless. Domantas Sabonis and Jerami Grant have stepped up, as well. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:26 am
  • Anthony Davis (right quad) doesn't practice
    Anthony Davis (right quad) did not practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry said he doesn't believe it will be a long-term issue. Davis has been taking an absurd amount of bumps and bruises lately and he was limping around for most of the second half on Friday. He's gone to the locker room more often than not lately, which has been a thorn in the side of his fantasy owners in DFS and in season long. The Pelicans are off until Monday, so he should be better for that one. Terrence Jones should still be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:23 am
  • Mike Muscala
    Mike Muscala (ankle) will not play Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game that Muscala has missed. Both Mike Scott and Kris Humphries saw 20 minutes apiece off the Atlanta bench on Friday night. Although this is probably a situation to avoid, it is worth noting that Humphries is averaging 11.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.7 3-pointers over the Hawks last three games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:47 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) practices fully
    Patrick Patterson (knee) went through the Raptors full practice on Saturday.

    Advice: With Lucas Noguiera (concussion) also sidelined Friday night, the Raps went small and started Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll at the forward spots. Jared Sullinger and Pascal Siakam saw 17 and 19 minutes, respectively, off the bench. The Raps next game is Sunday vs. Phoenix. We will have to wait for an update regarding Patterson's status for that contest. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:33 am
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) available on Saturday
    Darrell Arthur (left knee soreness) will be available to play on Saturday, but will be on a minutes restriction.

    Advice: Even once fully healthy, Arthur will have a difficult time earning heavy minutes with Kenneth Faried playing well of late. However, Arthur may cut into the playing time of Faried and Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:28 am
  • Blake Griffin (knee) 'close to 100 percent'
    Blake Griffin (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday night but coach Doc Rivers said that Griffin is "close to 100 percent."

    Advice: Griffin is clearly trending in the right direction and the odds seem to be improving that he returns some time next week. After Saturday, the Clips next game is Tuesday in Philadelphia. Luc Mbah a Moute, Austin Rivers, Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass will all see their minutes and production impacted by Griffin's return. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:23 am
  • Kevin Love (back) questionable for Saturday
    Kevin Love (back) went through shootaround Saturday morning but is questionable for Saturday night's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Love missed Thursday's game due to the back injury. James Jones started in place of Love on Thursday, scoring 14 points in 20 minutes. Channing Frye played 30 minutes off the bench, finishing with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four 3-pointers. Frye is the preferable DFS play and/or streaming option if Love does not pay Saturday. In addition, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will be asked to shoulder more of the offensive load if Love is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:12 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) probable for Saturday
    Jon Leuer (knee) is listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Washington, but will not be in the starting lineup.

    Advice: It appears Leuer is ready to roll after missing each of the Pistons last five games. However, assuming he does play, coach Stan Van Gundy said that he will not start. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris will start at the forward spots. With Leuer back in the mix, Stanley Johnson's minutes will take a hit. Prior to the injury, Leuer was enjoying his best season as a pro, averaging career-highs in minutes (26.8), points (10.9) rebounds (6.1), field goal percentage (.509) and free-throw percentage (.895) Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 am
  • Joel Embiid (knee/rest) won't play Saturday
    Joel Embiid (knee/rest) will not travel to Atlanta for Saturday’s game (pre-scheduled rest) but expects to be available for Tuesday’s contest against the Clippers.

    Advice: The good news is that Embiid, who was forced out of Friday's game due to a left knee issue, avoided a significant injury. "I knew it was OK. I just landed the wrong way," said Embiid. "I’m great. The knee’s fine. They did an MRI and stuff, everything looked good." Here is what coach Brett Brown had to say: "The review is that he hyperextended his left knee. There was a minor tweak again, and for precautionary reasons only, the doctors did not allow him to return." Philly and Embiid owners can breathe a sigh of relief, and can continue Trusting the Process. Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor will see additional minutes on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:28 am
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  • Anthony Davis (quad) receiving treatment
    The Pelicans did not provide an update on Anthony Davis' quad injury on Friday night, saying only that they would "take a look at it."

    Advice: Davis suffered a right quad contusion seven minutes into the third quarter. Here is the full quote from coach Alvin Gentry: "He got kneed, we'll take a look at it. He got hit early on and he tried to play through it, and obviously it got to the point that it didn't make sense for him to be out there." Davis did not speak to the media after the game because he was receiving treatment. Remarkably, it was the fifth time in the last six games that Davis either left a game or missed it entirely because of an injury. The Pels don't play again until Monday, so we will likely have to wait for a formal update. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:56 am
  • Ryan Anderson returned to action on Friday January 20. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:41 am
  • Montrezl Harrell scores eight points
    Montrezl Harrel scored eight points in a start against the Warriors on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal.

    Advice: It'll be interesting for Harrell now that Clint Capela looked fantastic. For what it's worth, Harrell has looked better than Nene (rest), so maybe the Rockets just roll with two bigs. They also don't play two-center lineups, so the No. 2 battle will be important. We would still hold him in most cases because he would likely have value with 20-24 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:53 pm
  • Clint Capela scores career-high 22 points
    Clint Capela showed he was close to 100 percent against the Warriors on Friday, scoring a career-high 22 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes.

    Advice: We'll keep this one simple here. If Capela is somehow on your waiver wire, go fix that right now and pick him up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:49 pm
  • Anthony Davis gets banged up yet again
    Anthony Davis suffered a right quad contusion against the Nets on Friday, finishing with 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes.

    Advice: That's yet another injury for Davis. In the last week, we have him down for bumps and bruises to the following areas: right quad, left hip, right hip, tailbone, left fingers, left thumb and right wrist. Before the injury, he was actually going off, but he was limping throughout the second half. He'll likely be on the injury report, but he has until Jan. 23 to get right. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:22 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 23 points in win
    Brook Lopez scored 23 points with eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday during a 143-114 win.

    Advice: The Nets offense was just ridiculous today, scoring more points than any Eastern Conference team in a regulation game this season. It was also the second-most scoring in franchise history for regulation and most since 1982. As for Lopez, his fantasy owners will be on red alert with possible rest coming up on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:17 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 19, Kings lose again
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting, but the Kings lost their fourth straight game on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Kings are only two losses behind the eighth-seeded Nuggets, but this team could really struggle to compete for a playoff spot with Rudy Gay (Achilles) out for the season. Cousins' usage rate climbs from 35.0 to 39.6 with Gay off the court, but that may not help his outlook if the Kings are playing for lottery balls late in the season. Boogie added 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 28 minutes, but should bounce back on Saturday vs. the Bulls in a much better matchup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:03 pm
  • Ryan Anderson ruled out for Saturday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He was not right at all with just nine minutes on Friday. A doctor told him he may have to deal with this stomach bug for 1-2 weeks, so there is a very good chance Anderson misses more games. While he is out, we'll see more Sam Dekker and Corey Brewer. If you want to pick one up in a deeper league, we'd prefer Dekker. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:50 pm
  • Cody Zeller gets just 23 minutes
    Cody Zeller played 23 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with 11 points, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

    Advice: Roy Hibbert had a decent game again and the game got to garbage time, so that explains the dip in playing time. Zeller has been flirting with mid-round value in 2017, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
  • John Henson plays 16 minutes in loss
    John Henson played just 16 minutes vs. the Magic on Friday, scoring eight points with five rebounds, two assists and a block.

    Advice: He finished 3-of-4 from the field, but this game got away from the Bucks early on and coach Jason Kidd opted to use all three centers tonight -- Miles Plumlee played 16 minutes and Greg Monroe played 14. Henson's not consistent enough right now for standard-league owners and the center position in Milwaukee is one of most annoying situations in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:53 pm
  • Ryan Anderson (illness) will not return
    Ryan Anderson (illness) will not return to Friday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He started the game which was a surprise, but clearly didn't look right and finished scoreless in nine minutes. Anderson should be considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies. Corey Brewer started the second half in his place, but there should be more minutes available for Sam Dekker as well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:28 pm
  • Embiid (precautionary reasons) out for game
    Joel Embiid (left knee) has been ruled out for the rest of Friday's game as a precaution.

    Advice: After a fourth trip to the locker room and being ruled out, Embiid came back to the bench and was crestfallen he could not return. He was doing some cutting in the hallway to the locker room to likely try to show he was able to play. In other words, the 76ers just didn't want their franchise player to go out there. He had to battle in this game and probably went to the floor about 10 times with multiple times limping throughout the game. The worst blow for Embiid was a knee contusion in the third quarter and he even tweaked it again later. For now, we don't think it's serious, but there's very little chance he plays on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:13 pm
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  • Joel Embiid goes to locker room again Friday
    Joel Embiid went back to the locker room for a second time on Friday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: This game looks like it's going to go down to the wire, so Embiid will do whatever he can to get back out there. He's dealing with a left knee contusion, so it shouldn't be a long-term concern. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:07 pm
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  • Joel Embiid available to return on Friday
    Joel Embiid suffered a left knee contusion and has has returned on Friday.

    Advice: He jogged out of the locker room and got a huge cheer. It looks like he's OK, but you can bet he'll be resting tomorrow. Trust The Process. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:44 pm
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  • Ryan Anderson starts, Brewer to bench
    Updating a previous report, Ryan Anderson (illness) started on Friday vs. the Warriors with Corey Brewer returning to the bench.

    Advice: He's not close to 100 percent, so we still expect his minutes to be limited. We'll let you know how he looks after the game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:16 pm
  • Ryan Anderson (illness) to play off bench Fri
    Ryan Anderson (illness) will not start Friday vs. the Warriors, but is expected to play off the bench.

    Advice: Corey Brewer will start at small forward again, with Trevor Ariza shifting to power forward. Anderson has missed each of the Rockets last two games and was limited in the two games prior due to the a bad case of the flu. Doctors initially told Anderson that he would miss 1-2 weeks. Ryno's minutes will very likely be limited, as he is still not yet close to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:57 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell will start against Warriors
    Montezl Harrell will get the start against the Warriors on Friday night.

    Advice: With Nene resting and Clint Capela limited to 11 minutes in the last game, Harrell should play a bunch. That said, the Rockets will likely be going small quite a bit in this game and Capela will get more than 11 minutes tonight. We still think Harrell is a very good bet for 24-plus minutes, which makes him a very intriguing target. He should remain owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Ryan Anderson will try to play on Friday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) will try to play on Friday against the Warriors.

    Advice: He was not feeling good at shootaround and was headed to get an IV. In other words, there's a decent chance he can't play his normal minutes tonight. If he can't go, we should see more Sam Dekker and Corey Brewer while Trevor Ariza plays the four. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:19 pm
  • Anthony Davis wearing right wrist tape
    Anthony Davis was wearing right wrist wrap in warmups on Friday before the game against the Nets.

    Advice: To be clear, he is fully expected to play without any restriction. Davis suffered a minor wrist injury on Wednesday, but he did return. He has recently suffered injuries to his left hip, right hip, right wrist, left fourth and fifth fingers, left thumb and tailbone in the last week. All that said, he could have a massive game today against the NBA's fastest team. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:16 pm
  • Bebe Nogueira, Pat Patterson out again
    Patrick Patterson (knee) and Lucas Noguiera (concussion) will not play against the Hornets on Friday night.

    Advice: We'll see if the Raptors are going to play Jared Sullinger a little more, but it's unlikely to be much more than his 14 minutes. Pascal Siakam should get some added run at power forward, but the Raptors could definitely go small a lot against a smaller four in Marvin Williams. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:05 pm
  • Blake Griffin listed as out for Saturday
    Blake Griffin (knee) is being listed as out for Saturday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: He is very likely to return on the upcoming road trip, but it won't be the first game unless something changes. Austin Rivers gets the biggest bump with Blake out because Luc Mbah a Moute is too important to the perimeter defense and should be starting. There's a great chance Griffin returns next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:11 pm
  • Darrell Arthur listed as questionable
    Darrell Arthur (left knee soreness) is listed as questionable to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: This is an upgrade from him being listed as doubtful to play on Thursday before the DNP. Arthur is likely out of the rotation anyway with Kenneth Faried playing well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:09 pm
  • Steven Adams remains in concussion protocol
    Steven Adams (concussion) has not yet been cleared to return to play, as he is still in concussion protocol.

    Advice: Adams has missed each of the Thunder's last two games. Fortunately, OKC doesn't play again until Monday vs. Utah, which gives Adams a few extra days to recuperate. Check back in over the weekend for an update on his status. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:55 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) doubtful for Friday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) appears unlikely to play Friday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Patterson has missed four straight games due to knee issues. Lucas Nogueira is also doubtful, leaving the Raps shorthanded in the frontcourt. Pascal Siakam will likely start. Jared Sullinger (foot) returned Wednesday and played 14 minutes. He should see around 15 minutes again on Friday. Norman Powell and Terrence Ross could also see additional minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:35 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) practices on Friday
    Jon Leuer (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

    Advice: Leuer has missed five straight games, but appears to be inching closer to a return and may have a shot at returning to the lineup for Saturday's game vs. Washington. Leuer was playing well before his injury. He averaged 12.9 points (on 54.2 percent shooting) and 5.6 rebounds over 14 games in December, retuning ninth-round value. When Leuer does return, Tobias Harris may get bumped back to the bench, and Stanley Johnson will see his minutes reduced. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:10 am
  • Ryan Anderson (illness) questionable Friday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) participated in shootaround but remains listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Anderson has missed each of the Rockets last two games and was limited in the two games prior as he battled the flu bug. He planned to get intravenous fluids before leaving Toyota Center. "Not feeling so great. Just a stomach virus that's been going around," Anderson said. "It's still kind of there, but I'm going to get an IV after this and try to do it for the game. It's just draining." Anderson is expected to slide back into the starting lineup, assuming he is healthy enough to suit up. Corey Brewer has started at small forward with Anderson out. Daily Slant: If Anderson is forced to miss another contest, we should see a nice spike in usage for James Harden, which is saying something considering he's already 2nd in the league in that regard. His usage sits at a cool 36.3% on the year, but that number jumps to 41.2% with Anderson off the floor. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:28 am
  • Anthony Davis aiming to win All-Star MVP
    Anthony Davis said that he will definitely do his best to take home MVP honors in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played in New Orleans.

    Advice: 'I'm definitely going after trying to get MVP, especially here in New Orleans. 'Coach Gentry told me every time I catch it, put it up. So I'm going to go out there and represent the city and try to walk away with that MVP for sure," said Davis. The Brow also talked about how he is becoming more comfortable playing center. ''I like playing the four, but right now with the team that we have and the way we are playing with small ball, it's helpful and I'm beneficial to the team at the five." Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:18 am
  • Blake Griffin could return on road trip
    Blake Griffin (knee) could return to game action on the upcoming road trip.

    Advice: The Clippers start their road trip on Saturday and won't be coming back home until Feb. 2. Griffin has been going through some sprints and DeAndre Jordan seemed encouraged. "I’m ready for Blake to come back. I know he’s extremely ready to be back on the floor," Jordan said. He doesn't have a target date, but another loss on Thursday could move BG's timetable up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:07 am
  • Dewayne Dedmon scores seven in 19 minutes
    Dewayne Dedmon scored seven points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: He's likely getting at least a slight bump in playing time with Pau Gasol (hand) out. Interestingly, both Dedmon and David Lee have played 84 minutes each next to LaMarcus Aldridge in the last 15 games, but coach Gregg Popovich may like Dedmon is his current role off the bench to back up LMA and Lee. There is still a chance he can up his minutes from 15.6 to the low 20s. For what it's worth, his per-24 stats are 7.3 points, nine boards, 0.9 steals and 1.3 blocks, so getting to even just 20 minutes would make him interesting. If you want offense get Lee, if you want defense get Dedmon. DD has the higher upside for the blocking scarcity. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:18 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis looks good in his return
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) returned from a four-game absence during a 113-110 loss to the Wizards on Thursday, playing 29 minutes with 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: He looked healthy and played 17 minutes at center in this game, which is way more than he's been averaging. The Knicks were 5-0 without Joakim Noah (ankle) before this game, so there should be more of KP at the five going forward. Obviously his fantasy owners don't really care as long as his Achilles is healthy. The Knicks may be careful with their prized player, so his owners will need to be on the lookout for rest on back-to-backs sets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:53 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis coming off the bench
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is coming off the bench in his return to the lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks will stick with their winning lineup from Wednesday in Boston: Ron Baker, Derrick Rose, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Kyle O'Quinn. The Knicks are fully expected to limit Porzingis in his return, but he should be in your season-long lineups. We'll see where he gets his minutes with plenty of talk about him playing more center. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:30 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis available to play vs. WAS
    An MRI of Kristaps Porzingis' left Achilles confirmed no structural damage and he will be available to play on Thursday against the Wizards.

    Advice: This is wonderful news on the future of the franchise. Porzingis has missed the last four games and he also missed three games from Dec. 31 to Jan. 4 for the same reason, so the Knicks will likely be careful on him tonight. Additionally, there is a lot of talk of Porzingis playing more at the five, so that will be something to watch for tonight. Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez take some hits here. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:59 pm
  • Kevin Love (back) out; James Jones starting
    Kevin Love (back) has been ruled out for Thursday against the Suns and James Jones will start in his place.

    Advice: He was limited in shootaround and was previous listed as questionable. Love did say he wasn't going to miss additional time after his Monday injury, so he's not progressing as expected. Plus, he's had back problems before. There will be more shots to go to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but besides that there isn't really a pickup to make with this move. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:25 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) out again for Friday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: It will be his third consecutive game out of the lineup due to his ankle sprain from Sunday. The Hawks turned to Kris Humphries to pick up most of the minutes as the backup big. He's played well in his last two, averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 boards and 2.0 treys in 22.0 minutes per game. Humphries probably won't be that good again, but give him a look if you're desperate for a big to stream. Mike Scott has also been in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:52 pm
  • Blake Griffin running at full speed
    Blake Griffin (knee) was running at full speed in practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was doing some more on-court work and going through some tests. Yesterday, coach Doc Rivers said it'll likely be another 1-2 weeks before Griffin can return. Upon his return, he'll likely affect Austin Rivers, Marreese Speights and Brandon Bass. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:02 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (knee) ruled out for Thursday
    Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play on Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Of course he won't. Arthur can't stay healthy and the Nuggets are going to limit his workload whenever they can. With Wilson Chandler (personal) out and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) questionable, we should see a lot of Kenneth Faried tonight and may even get a Jusuf Nurkic sighting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:19 am
  • Kevin Love (back) limited at shootaround
    Kevin Love (back) was limited at the morning shootaround and remains questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He was also limited at Wednesday's practice. Love was adamant after leaving Monday's game vs. the Warriors that he wouldn't miss any additional time, but he's shaping up to be a game-time call. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will be popular DFS plays if Love sits, while Channing Frye would likely draw the start in his absence. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:06 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis hopes to play on Saturday
    Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) said he's "90 percent ready" and he is hopeful to play on Saturday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: He hasn't been officially ruled out for Thursday's game vs. the Wizards, but it sure sounds like he's not planning to play. Porzingis is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday morning, so his plans for Saturday could change too based on the results. "Still not there yet," Porzingis said. "I have to be really careful of how much I do and how explosive the movements are. If not I get a little pinch again in the heel down there where the Achilles starts." We should have an update this afternoon, but Mindaugas Kusminskas looks like a nice short-term pickup and he's coming off a 17-point effort on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 25 in triple-double
    DeMarcus Cousins posted his first triple-double of the season during a brutal 106-100 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 25 points with 12 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, three blocks, nine turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: This was a really, really bad loss for the Kings. They blew a 22-point lead in this game to put them on a three-game losing streak. Worse yet, Rudy Gay (Achilles) is expected to miss the rest of the season. In his minutes not next to Gay, Cousins has a whopping 39.9 usage rate and actually has better efficiency, too. The bad news is there is an 11.6 net rating differential with Boogie-Rudy lineups and lineups with Boogie and no Rudy. Cousins will have some massive stat lines, but he's more likely to be rested at times this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:43 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb, hand) escapes Wed
    Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) played 29 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points (9-of-17 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 14 rebounds, four assists and one block.

    Advice: AD survived yet another injury scare tonight when he left to get X-rays on his left hand, but he quickly returned while wearing a splint on two fingers. He seems to be perpetually banged up, yet he's only missed three games this season. The risk of a shutdown is limited by the fact that New Orleans is just 1.5 games out of the playoff picture, and thus far Davis has paid off richly for his risk-taking owners. As a precaution, we'll add him to the injury report ahead of Friday's home game vs. Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell scores 12 with five blocks
    Montrezl Harrell got the start against the Bucks on Wednesday, blocking a career-high five shots with 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He's been awesome and the Rockets have a good problem with both Harrell and Clint Capela outperforming their expectations. For what it's worth, the other four starters with Harrell have a +1.7 net rating in 161 minutes while that foursome and Capela is +14.8, so it does make sense to move Harrell to the bench once Capela is 100 percent. Whatever the case, both players could still have value with 20-24 minutes. Obviously they would need Nene to fall out of the rotation, which could happen. Harrell is a hold for now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • Clint Capela scores just five off bench
    Clint Capela came off the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday with five points, three rebounds and two blocks in 11 minutes.

    Advice: He still has a minutes limit and it may stick around. The good news is Capela came in for garbage time, so maybe the plan all along was to have him close out for this game. While he hasn't done much yet, he has to be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:32 pm
  • John Henson plays 19 minutes vs. HOU
    John Henson played 19 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday with four points, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was right at his monthly average in playing time, but there has been a slight downward trend. Henson hasn't really been in foul trouble too often, but his play has really taken a turn for the worse. He'll be in a great spot on Friday against the Magic, so a bad game there may be the final straw for his patient owners. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor (ankle) gets healthy DNP-CD
    Jahlil Okafor (ankle) was a healthy DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Okafor was available to play despite his minor ankle ailment, but coach Brett Brown went back to a Joel Embiid/Nerlens Noel rotation at center. Barring a trade, Okafor belongs on the waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Joel Embiid (illness) scores 26 pts vs. TOR
    Joel Embiid (illness) racked up 26 points (6-of-13 FGs, 12-of-14 FTs) with two 3-pointers, nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Sixers said recently that Embiid's 28-minute limit will not be increased this season, but that's obviously not a deal-breaker for fantasy owners. Even with the limit in place he's been an early round value in January, averaging a stellar 22.5 points, 0.7 threes, 9.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.5 blocks. He's the first Sixers rookie since Allen Iverson to score 20+ points in 10 straight games, and he even earned "M-V-P" chants from the home crowd tonight. Give him another season or two, and that might not be far-fetched. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:37 pm
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  • Anthony Davis returns to action vs. Magic
    Anthony Davis (left thumb, left hand sprain, right hip) returned to action on Wednesday.

    Advice: X-rays were negative on his left hand and he should be OK. Hopefully, he can stay healthy for the rest of the game tonight. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:57 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis set to undergo an MRI
    Kristaps Porzingis is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore left Achilles on Thursday.

    Advice: "He’s fine if he’s shooting a jump shot or something, but when he really pushes off hard to drive the ball he’s feeling a little pinch in the heel," said head coach Jeff Hornacek. "They’re giving him treatment and trying to get rid of that but I think that’s the last step and then he can play." Porzingis will miss his fourth consecutive game on Wednesday, but we should get a better idea on his potential return date once the MRI results are released. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:02 pm
  • Clint Capela will come off the bench vs. MIL
    Clint Capela will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Capela started in his return from a 15-game absence on Tuesday, but only lasted nine minutes, so it doesn't make much sense to start him while he's dealing with a minutes limit. Capela does have some nice upside, but it'll probably take him at least a week before he's really up to speed. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:33 pm
  • Jon Leuer will not play on Wednesday night
    Jon Leuer (knee) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Pistons will hold him out for his fifth game. With Leuer and Kentavious-Caldwell Pope (shoulder) out, the Pistons will have to play Reggie Bullock, Stanley Johnson and Aron Baynes more than usual. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris also slightly benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 pm
  • Harrell starting, Clint Capela to the bench
    Montrezl Harrell will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game, sending Clint Capela to the bench.

    Advice: Capela is being eased back into things after a lengthy layoff, so it doesn't make sense to have him start if he's only going to play around 10 minutes or so. Harrell will likely split minutes at the five-spot with Capela and Nene, so he's not a very attractive option in most formats despite the starter tag. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:25 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play at PHI
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: His knee injury has kept him to just two games in 2017. Luckily for the Raptors, they have Jared Sullinger (foot) back for limited minutes -- he's likely only going to play 10-15 minutes tonight. The Raptors will also likely go smaller tonight while Pascal Siakam could play 20 minutes. None of these guys mentioned are worth using in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Joel Embiid (illness) will start on Wednesday
    Joel Embiid (illness) will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Embiid could be limited tonight due to the illness, but he remains a must-start guy any time he takes the court. With him active, Nerlens Noel (ankle) and Jahlil Okafor (ankle) will split the reserve minutes, with Noel offering a bit more appeal due to his defensive upside. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:21 pm
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  • Darrell Arthur is doubtful to play
    Darrell Arthur (knee) is doubtful to play against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not play on Tuesday due to his oft-injured knee. With Wilson Chandler (personal) listed as out, there could be plenty of minutes going to Kenneth Faried and even Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:03 pm
  • Blake Griffin about a week or two out
    Coach Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin (knee) is still about 1-2 weeks away from his return.

    Advice: That means he'll be on the back end of his 4-6 week timeline from back on Dec. 20. Griffin is starting to do some on-court work and ran some sprints before Saturday's game. The Clippers may have a tough time winning games with Chris Paul (hamstring) also out. Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers should be carrying the offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:07 am
  • Kevin Love (back) questionable for Thursday
    Kevin Love (back) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, and he's being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: Love didn't take any contact during Wednesday's practice, and with a matchup against the 13-28 Suns, the Cavs may want to play it safe with Love in order to have him 100 percent for Saturday's matchup with the Spurs. We should get another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but it's looking like he'll be headed for a game-time call. If he's out, Channing Frye would likely draw the start, with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving being asked to do a bit more on offense. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) a game-time decision vs. ATL
    Jon Leuer (knee) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Hawks.

    Advice: Leuer did get in a full practice on Tuesday and participated during shootaround, and head coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged that he could return to action tonight, so things are trending in a positive direction here. If Leuer does get back to the court, Tobias Harris will return to the bench and Stanley Johnson could lose some minutes. Check back closer to tip-off for an official update. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:32 am
  • Jahlil Okafor (ankle) available to play Weds
    Jahlil Okafor (ankle) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Joel Embiid (illness) may be forced to sit this one out, which would essentially guarantee Okafor at least 20 minutes of floor time. That being said, Okafor is basically only good for points and boards, so he's not a very attractive target in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:29 am
  • Joel Embiid (illness) questionable Wednesday
    Joel Embiid (illness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: Embiid wasn't able to go through shootaround, so he's likely headed for a game-time call here. Nerlens Noel (ankle) is probable, so if Embiid is out, it'll be Jahlil Okafor and Noel manning the five-spot with Noel being the more attractive target. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:44 am
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  • Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) out Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) will not play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He's still dealing with soreness in his left Achilles, so the Knicks will continue to take an extremely cautious approach with their franchise big man. Joakim Noah (ankle) did not participate during shootaround and is looking doubtful, so we could see a lot of Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez operating at the five-spot today, with Mindaugas Kusminskas earning another start at the four sans Porzingis. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:35 am
  • Porzingis, Noah questionable for Wednesday
    Kristaps Porzingis (sore left Achilles) and Joakim Noah (sore left ankle) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Jeff Hornacek hinted on Tuesday that he was considering starting Porzingis at center for Wednesday's game, so it could be easier to justify making that move if Noah is forced to the sidelines today. Noah wasn't able to go through shootaround, so he seems a bit closer to doubtful, while Porzingis did participate. We likely won't get another update until Porzingis goes through his pregame routine, but if both guys are out, Kyle O'Quinn could draw the start at center. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:03 am
  • Jon Leuer, KCP questionable for Wednesday
    Jon Leuer (knee) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Leuer was able to practice on Tuesday, while KCP was not, so Leuer likely has a much better chance of returning to the court on Wednesday. If he is able to get back out there it'll be interesting to see if he's immediately re-inserted back into the starting five, or if Stan Van Gundy eases him back into things after spending four games on the sidelines. Either way, Stanley Johnson's minutes will likely take a slight hit with Leuer back in the fold. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 am
  • Montrezl Harrell plays 16 minutes on Tuesday
    Montrezl Harrell played just 16 minutes and hit 5-of-6 shots for 13 points, one rebound and no blocks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Clint Capela started, but played just nine minutes, while Harrell and Nene handled the center minutes off the bench. Nene had four points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes, but both players are going to take a hit once Capela gets his body back in NBA shape after missing 15 games with a broken leg. If you are ready to drop Harrell, it makes sense. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:08 pm
  • Clint Capela fails to score in return
    Clint Capela played for the first time in 15 games after a broken leg and started on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and didn't score in just nine minutes of action.

    Advice: The good news is that he's back and the bad news is that it will be baby steps for Capela as he works his way back into game shape. He's worth holding, but it may be a week or so before we see him return to form. He did have five rebounds and a block, for what it's worth. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:03 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 28, tweaks right ankle
    Brook Lopez scored 28 points in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors, but appeared to roll his right ankle in the fourth quarter.

    Advice: Lopez had a slight limp on the next couple plays, but he was moving better and better as the fourth quarter progressed. There's a chance that his ankle will swell up on him overnight, but luckily he gets a few days of rest before Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. Lopez added eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks on 11-of-23 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. If you're in a deep league, handcuffing him with Justin Hamilton isn't a bad idea. For what it's worth, Lopez said he felt "fine" after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:02 pm
  • Brook Lopez is starting for the Nets Tuesday
    Brook Lopez, who got the day off on Sunday for rest, is starting for the Nets on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's good to go and should have a decent matchup against the Raptors tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:29 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Wednesday
    Updating a previous report, Steven Adams has officially been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: He's still going through the league mandated concussion protocol testing, and he won't be able to return until he clears all the necessary steps. Because the Warriors like to play small, Jerami Grant could be looking at another start sans Adams, and Enes Kanter should see his minutes closer to the 30-minute mark. After Wednesday, the Thunder don't play again until Monday vs. the Jazz, so this might only end up being a two-game absence for Adams. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:57 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) out Tuesday vs. BKN
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) will not play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: This will be his third straight game on the sidelines, and his absence essentially ensures that Lucas Nogueira will get another start at the four-spot. Nogueira is worth owning as a shot blocking specialist in most leagues, while Patterson isn't worth a roster spot almost anywhere. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:50 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) out Wednesday vs. DET
    Mike Muscala (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: Muscala's minutes will likely be divvied up between Kris Humphries and Mike Scott, but neither of those guys will get enough run to matter in most settings while Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard are healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:42 pm
  • Steven Adams listed as out for Wednesday
    Steven Adams (concussion) is being listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: To be clear, this report is coming from the game notes, which are notoriously unreliable, so we'd recommend checking back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Jerami Grant got the start in his place on Monday night vs. the Clippers, although the game was a massive blowout, so head coach Billy Donovan might want to rethink that strategy. If Adams can't give it a go on Wednesday, both Grant and Enes Kanter should see an uptick in minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Tyler Zeller (illness) won't play Wednesday
    Tyler Zeller (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Zeller was able to get through a full practice on Tuesday, so while he'll miss Wednesday's game, there's a chance he'll be able to return to action Saturday vs. Portland. That being said, Zeller is a negligible part of the rotation in Boston, so his return to action won't have any meaningful impact in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:30 am
  • Embiid to remain on 28-min limit all season
    The Sixers expect Joel Embiid to remain on a 28-minute limit all season, according to coach Brett Brown.

    Advice: When asked if there was a possibility that the team would increase Embiid's minute cap or remove the limit altogether, Brown said: "I don't believe there is." Fantasy owners would obviously love to see The Process play more, but they obviously can't complain about the results thus far. The Sixers are wisely playing it safe with their franchise cornerstone, who has been consistently spectacular all season long. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:43 am
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  • Jahlil Okafor (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Jahlil Okafor (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Okafor has played in each of the Sixers last two contests (the first time he has played in consecutive since late December) due to Joel Embiid resting on Saturday and Nerlens Noel (ankle) missing Monday's game. Okafor has "some soreness" in his ankle, but is expected to be healthy enough to play on Wednesday. Noel is currently questionable for Wednesday, so Okafor could again see significant minutes if Noel is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:35 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) practices on Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (bruised knee) practiced with the team on Tuesday.

    Advice: Leuer has missed each of the Pistons last four games, but is obviously close to a return. He is expected to be listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta. With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) sidelined, Leuer may be in line to see additional minutes if he plays and is healthy enough to handle them when he returns. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:06 am
  • HOU's backup center will be based on matchups
    Clint Capela (knee) will start for Houston going forward, but his backup will likely be based on matchups most nights, according to coach Mike D'Antoni.

    Advice: "Maybe the first guy off the bench will be a matchup consideration. Or if bulky centers give Clint a problem, I'll substitute early and get Nene in there. Or if we need energy today, maybe here comes Montrezl," said coach D'Antoni. Harrell averaged 14.6 points (on 68.3 percent shooting) and 4.9 rebounds in 27.4 minutes over the 14 games Capela missed due to his knee injury, but will obviously see a big hit to his playing time and production serving solely as a reserve. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:25 am
  • Clint Capela (knee) will start Tuesday night
    Clint Capela (knee) will return to the starting lineup Tuesday night in Miami, but will "probably" play fewer than 20 minutes.

    Advice: Capela will return after missing 15 games. Coach Mike D'Antoni indicated that there will not be a minutes cap in place, but did say: "His condition being what it is, we'll keep him under 20 minutes, probably." Capela was averaging 24.5 minutes per game over Houston's first 28 games this season. Montrezl Harrell had played relatively well in Capela absence, but will now get bumped back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:28 am
  • Clint Capela (knee) expected to play Tuesday
    Clint Capela (knee) is expected to make his return to the lineup on Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: "I've been doing pretty good in the workouts by myself, sprinting, dunking. It all felt good," Capela said. He had been playing the best basketball of his career prior to the injury, which was initially projected to cost him 4-6 weeks. He is averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks - all career-highs. Make sure he is not floating around your league's waiver wire, as he was returning mid-round value over the first two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 am
  • Marreese Speights scores 23 w/ 10 boards
    Marreese Speights scored a season-high 23 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes in Monday's 120-98 win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He scored 10 of his points in garbage time during the fourth quarter, but Speights was on fire all night, hitting 8-of-15 shots from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. Speights is a per-minute monster, but the problem is that he's only eclipsed the 20-minute mark one time in January (tonight). With Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, it's tough to get excited about this. We'll let you know if his role grows. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Kevin Love (back) won't miss additional time
    Kevin Love (back) said that he won't miss any additional time.

    Advice: He said his back tightened up on him at Sunday's practice and it flared up when he bumped into Zaza Pachulia in the second quarter. Love did not return to the game after halftime, but the Cavs were likely being cautious due to the lopsided score. Expect Love to play on Thursday vs. the Suns. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 8:50 pm
  • Cody Zeller goes for 13 & 8 in loss to Boston
    Cody Zeller hit 5-of-7 shots and 3-of-4 free throws for 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block in Monday's 108-98 loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Five of his rebounds were offensive, which was nice, and he played 31 minutes in the start. He had a 16 & 10 double-double on Friday and played well again tonight, meaning he should be owned in most leagues now that he's healthy and starting at center again for the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 6:59 pm
  • Kevin Love (back) will not return Monday
    Kevin Love (back) will not return for the second half of Monday's game vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: He is dealing with lower back soreness, but the lopsided score probably has a lot to do with their decision to hold him out -- the Warriors are up by 29 points at halftime. Kyle Korver started the second half in Love's place, but we should see more minutes from Channing Frye as well. Love finished with three points on 1-of-6 shooting with three rebounds and one assist. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 6:28 pm
  • John Henson plays 26 minutes in loss
    John Henson played 26 minutes on Monday vs. the 76ers, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: The Bucks needed his defense against the one they call The Process, so he reached 26 minutes for the just the second time in over a month. Henson did a respectable job and grabbed five rebounds with four assists and two blocks, but we'll need to see him do this a couple times in a row before recommending an add in standard leagues. Greg Monroe still looks like the center you want to own. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 3:49 pm
  • Clint Capela (knee) feeling good in workouts
    Clint Capela (knee) said that he's been sprinting and dunking during recent workouts, and it all felt good.

    Advice: Capela has been out of commission since Dec. 17, but he could return to the court for Tuesday's game against the Heat. The Rockets will make an official determination on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but he's close enough to a return that he should be stashed in most leagues. He'll likely be eased back into things after the lengthy layoff, but once he's fully up to speed, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 3:42 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor scores 10 points off bench
    Jahlil Okafor returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He was very efficient tonight and also hit a pair of free throws. Okafor wasn't initially expected to play with Joel Embiid returning from a rest day, but Nerlens Noel was ruled out with an ankle sprain so Okafor took over as the backup center. 76ers' reporter Keith Pompey hinted that the team is showcasing Okafor for a trade, so if you need a big and you have a roster spot it's not a bad idea to stash him through the trade deadline. If Noel returns on Wednesday vs. the Raptors, Okafor might fall back out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 3:10 pm
  • Tyler Zeller (illness) will not play Monday
    Tyler Zeller (illness) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Zeller is finally feeling better, but Monday will mark his eighth straight game on the sidelines due to this illness. We'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, but with the main guys in Boston's frontcourt healthy, Zeller won't have any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 3:04 pm
  • Steven Adams (concussion) out Monday vs. LAC
    Steven Adams has been diagnosed with a concussion and he will not play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Adams won't be able to return until he clears the league-mandated concussion protocol testing, and whether or not Enes Kanter moves into the starting five, he's sure to be flirting with minutes in the 30s so he could have a huge game tonight. For now, we'll be considering Adams questionable for Wednesday's game in Golden State. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 11:58 am
  • Jahlil Okafor will return to the bench Monday
    Jahlil Okafor will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Bucks.

    Advice: Okafor actually had a nice line in his previous outing with Joel Embiid resting, but with Embiid back in action and Nerlens Noel serving as his primary backup, Okafor is unlikely to earn enough minutes to matter in most formats. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 11:38 am
  • Steven Adams scores six points, exits game
    Steven Adams (head) scored six points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes against the Kings on Sunday.

    Advice: Adams left the game after hitting his head on the floor and never returned, as he was being evaluated for a concussion. The Thunder play against the Clippers on Monday, so if Adams did indeed suffer a concussion, he will almost certainly miss that contest. If that is the case, Enes Kanter will see a boost and becomes an enticing DFS value play. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:42 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins double-doubles vs. Thunder
    DeMarcus Cousins hit 8-of-20 shots for 31 points with 11 rebounds, seven assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: The big man has shown his passing abilities more often this season, averaging a career-high 4.1 assists per game. He has dished out at least five dimes in 10 of his last 11 games and has flirted with a triple-double several times during that stretch. Tonight’s double-double, marked his fifth consecutive one. Fantasy owners should be content with his production this season. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:05 pm
  • Steven Adams exits game vs. Kings
    Steven Adams (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: He is being evaluated for concussion-like symptoms and will miss the remainder of tonight's game. Enes Kanter will move into the starting lineup and see a boost in production, if Adams misses any time. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 7:52 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell gets 16 & 7 in start Sunday
    Montrezl Harrell logged 34 minutes as a starter on Sunday, making 6-of-9 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs to finish with 16 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: The bad news is that Clint Capela is nearing a return from his fractured fibula, and could play as soon as Tuesday's road game in Miami. Harrell has carved out a reliable spot in the rotation, but he's averaging just 16.2 minutes off the bench, as opposed to 26.6 minutes as a starter. The clock is ticking, though he's worth owning until we see how the rotation shakes out with Capela active. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:05 pm
  • Mike Muscala (left ankle) won't play Monday
    Mike Muscala (left ankle) won't travel for Monday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: The Hawks play in Detroit on Wednesday, so there's a chance that Muscala will miss multiple games. Kris Humphries should see his role increase with Muscala on the shelf, but Atlanta also relied heavily on their swingmen after Muscala's injury on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 2:48 pm
  • Brook Lopez (rest) won't play Sunday vs. HOU
    Brook Lopez (rest) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Head coach Kenny Atkinson said that the Nets having played six games in nine nights, including a Thursday-Friday back-to-back set is the reason why he's resting Lopez today. Justin Hamilton will start tonight sans Lopez, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer or DFS punt play. Sean Kilpatrick and Bojan Bogdanvoic will likely be doing the heavy lifting on the offensive end, and Caris LeVert could see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:41 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) will not return Sunday
    Mike Muscala suffered a left ankle injury and he will not return to Sunday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He was ruled out pretty quickly after being sent to the locker room, so we're going to consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Knicks. If he's out, Mike Scott could get into the rotation and Dwight Howard could see his minutes rise to the high-30s. Monday will be the second game of a back-to-back set, meaning Atlanta won't have a shootaround, so we likely won't get another update on Muscala until closer to Monday's tip. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:38 pm
  • Stevens says Zeller (illness) feeling better
    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that Tyler Zeller (illness) is feeling a lot better and getting closer to a return.

    Advice: The illness has forced Zeller to spend the past seven straight games on the sidelines, but it sounds like there's a chance he'll be able to return to action Monday vs. the Hornets. He'll likely be eased back into things, but he's not a significant part of the rotation anyway, so his return to action will have a negligible impact in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 11:46 am
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) won't play Sunday
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) will not play Sunday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: He will miss his second game in a row, but the Raptors are likely being cautious based on coach Dwane Casey's comments earlier in the week. With Patterson out, the Raptors are going to roll with Lucas Nogueira at the four, but that might not be ideal if the Knicks start Lance Thomas in place of Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles). Nogueira had 10 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and two assists in his last start. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 10:57 am
  • Unprocessed: Jahlil Okafor scores 26 points
    Jahlil Okafor went off in his start for Joel Embiid (rest) against the Wizards during a 109-93 loss on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with nine rebounds, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Nerlens Noel also sprained his ankle and was in foul trouble, so Okafor saw some serious burn as the only other active center. In his halftime interview, Okafor said he put in extra work for this game because he knew this was his chance. As encouraging as this was, the 76ers were ripping off wins before with Okafor out of the lineup, so he's likely going to fall out of the rotation again. Maybe this game will make teams more willing to trade for him. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 7:51 pm
  • Jahlil Okafor to start for The Process (rest)
    Jahlil Okafor will start for Joel Embiid (rest) against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: This is a huge spot for Okafor, who figures to slide into Embiid's 28-minute role. There should still be about 20-26 minutes of Nerlens Noel, so keep him rolling in all lineups tonight and in DFS, too. Okafor can be left on the wire in shallower formats and needs a trade for value. Additionally, Marcin Gortat could have a big game. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:41 pm
  • Blake Griffin doing some running
    Blake Griffin (knee) ran light sprints along the sideline at Staples Center during warm-ups on Saturday.

    Advice: He is coming along nicely and remains on his 4-6 week timetable. Griffin has been taking some shots and there has been no sign of a setback. It may be a handful of games before he's back to his old self, but his owners may get him back within the next week. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 12:40 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) questionable for Sun
    Patrick Patterson (sore left knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Patterson returned to play two games earlier this week but was then forced to sit out Friday night, although coach Dwane Casey said that it is more of a precaution. Lucas Nogueira started in place of Patterson on Friday, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes. Pascal Siakam or Norman Powell could also see increased minutes, based on matchups, if Patterson misses more time. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 10:16 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins hands out 11 assists
    DeMarcus Cousins handed out a season-high 11 assists during a 120-108 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 26 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Advice: The Kings are not playing well again and are sitting in the No. 9 spot with the Pelicans and Nuggets only 0.5 games behind them. As for Cousins, his passing has been a trend lately, averaging 6.7 per game over his last seven. His scoring is slightly down with just 23.1 points per game in that span, but he'll be closer to 30 in no time. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 10:58 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 20 in a loss at TOR
    Brook Lopez scored 20 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He wasn't happy with how the Nets blew a lead on Thursday and maybe that's why he played so much in a road game tonight. The Nets are plummeting in the standings with a nine-game losing streak, so the likelihood of a Brook shutdown in April is growing by the day. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 7:42 pm
  • Cody Zeller double-doubles in 36 minutes
    Cody Zeller scored 16 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: Roy Hibbert is basically toast and the Hornets don't trust Spencer Hawes for consistent minutes, so Zeller looks like he's set for a big role. If you take injuries out of the equation, he's played 33-plus minutes in his last three full games. He is worth a pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 6:41 pm
  • Harris, Bojan, Booker & Lopez are starting
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Bojan Bogdanovic, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez will start against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: The Nets are not resting their starters in a road back-to-back game, but there is a very good chance their minutes are held in check. Go ahead and start Brook in season long leagues, but he's a little risky in DFS. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 3:29 pm
  • Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Friday
    Patrick Patterson (knee) will not play Friday against the Nets.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey said that it is more of a precaution. He didn't exactly look right with 21 minutes and going scoreless on Tuesday. Against Trevor Booker at the four, the Raptors could be looking at Lucas Nogueira as the starter. They could also go with more small-ball lineups against the fastest team in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:52 pm
  • Cody Zeller will start without restriction
    Cody Zeller (illness) will start without a restriction on Friday against the 76ers.

    Advice: He will get a heavy dose of The Process, so he may still look sick in this game. Zeller was playing well before his illness and was turning in late-round value, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:47 pm
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