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  • Davis Bertans recalled from D-League stint
    The Spurs have recalled Davis Bertans from the D-League.

    Advice: His role in San Antonio is too inconsistent to warrant a roster spot in most leagues. Today, 1:05 pm
  • Jose Calderon (hamstring) out Monday vs. UTA
    Jose Calderon (right hamstring strain) has been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Jazz.

    Advice: With Calderon, Nick Young (Achilles), D’Angelo Russell (knee) all set to spend Monday night on the sidelines, the Lakers could go with a starting backcourt of Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas, with Clarkson being the preferable fantasy target. Lou Williams, who is coming off a 40-point game, will also see some increased opportunity on Monday night, as would Brandon Ingram. Today, 11:39 am
  • Reggie Bullock (knee) has successful surgery
    Reggie Bullock had successful surgery on his left knee.

    Advice: He was originally expected to miss 2-4 months, but now his timetable is 4-6 weeks. Regardless, Bullock shouldn't be on fantasy rosters until further notice. Today, 7:56 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 19 points in win vs MIA
    Damian Lillard scored 19 points during a 99-92 win over the Heat on Saturday, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He buried his 2,500th field goal in his career during this game to be the third-fastest Blazer to do so (Petrie, Wicks). Lillard did not shoot the ball well in this game, making just 6-of-19 from the field. He was really heating up before this game, so expect a better line against the Bulls on Monday. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Moe Harkless scores 17 points vs. Heat
    Moe Harkless scored 17 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He is really hitting his stride over his last five, averaging 17.6 points, 6.0 boards, 1.8 steals and 1.6 treys on 55.7 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the line. It'll be interesting to see how Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) affects Harkless, who has done very well with his extra minutes at the four. Regardless, Harkless' owners should give him plenty of leash right now. Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 16 points vs. Heat
    Allen Crabbe scored 16 points with three rebounds and four 3-pointers against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been whisper quiet for most of the season due to only a 14.0 usage rate on the season. Crabbe is coming off a 15-point game on Wednesday, but he just isn't adding anything of note in the non-scoring categories on top of the low usage rate. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • P.J. Tucker quietly hot for Suns
    P.J. Tucker had nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting against Kevin Durant and the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He came into this one hot and at least stayed relevant with the line and is averaging 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. It's possible you're holding a player doing less than that, so at least give Tucker a look as long as he's starting for the Suns. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Deron Williams hands out 15 assists in win
    Deron Williams hit just 3-of-11 shots, but had nine points, two rebounds, a season-high 15 assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Saturday's surprising 107-82 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: After missing eight of nine games with a calf injury, Williams has played in five straight. And while we don't love his game or trust him, he's deserving of some attention right now. He's averaging 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists over his last five games, but is shooting just 34 percent and has just one steal, zero blocks and two 3-pointers over that stretch. If you are desperate for assists, Williams is worth a look. But you'll just have to hope he's not hurt again before you actually get him into your lineup. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Andrew Bogut plays well vs. Bulls
    Andrew Bogut returned from a day of rest and had a season-high eight points, 11 rebounds, two steals and zero blocks in 22 minutes before fouling out on Saturday.

    Advice: He's averaging just 4.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks over his last four games played, and while the rebounds are fun, the non-existent scoring and blocks are not. Add in that he's always a candidate to miss games and he's barely worth owning in most fantasy leagues, especially when an eight-point night in December is your season high in scoring. Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Rajon Rondo awful in blowout loss to Mavs
    Rajon Rondo, who has made no secret about his disdain for the Mavericks, played just 24 minutes, hit 1-of-4 shots and finished with two points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and five turnovers in Saturday's ugly loss to his former team.

    Advice: If there was ever a revenge-game scenario that set up well in fantasy hoops, it was tonight with Rondo. And we're still in a bit of shock that he failed to even show up. Rondo was owned in 42 percent of a FanDuel tourney we looked at, so we weren't the only ones drinking the revenge-game Kool Aid. Not to mention that Rondo was coming off a 15-11-12 monster triple-double against the Cavaliers on Friday night. Maybe the back-to-back was too much for him to handle, or maybe he was trying too hard to embarrass Mark Cuban. But Rondo disappeared at the worst time and the Bulls were the ones who were ultimately embarrassed in the 107-82 blowout. He's still averaging 10 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five, so just forget about this one and prepare for the next. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Money Green: Troy Daniels scores 31 points
    Troy Daniels played the best game of his NBA career during a 103-100 win over the Lakers on Saturday, scoring a career-high 31 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Hey now. On Thursday, coach David Fizdale said he's going to "use the heck out of him to get shots" and he wasn't lying. Daniels had a 30.1 usage rate with no turnovers and a 63.7 true shooting percentage. Fizdale also said Daniels wants him to have the "money green light" when he's hot, so it was definitely that color tonight. The Grizzlies are rolling with their Nasty Nine, so feel free to grab Daniels and use him until Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) can return. His green light should be money green with four games next week. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Lou Williams scores season-high 40 points
    Lou Williams was a one-man band during a 103-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring a season-high 40 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 11-of-20 from the field and made all 14 from the line. Williams seemed like he was due for a blow up, and he finally came through. In the previous seven games without D’Angelo Russell (knee), Williams usage rate has increased to 29.5, but his minutes only increased 0.6 from his season average. This massive game boosted him up two rounds of value on the season, putting him inside the top 65 for standard leagues. He's a bit of a sell-high, but Williams is legit under coach Luke Walton. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Luol Deng posts a big game vs. Memphis
    Luol Deng scored a season-high 18 points with five rebounds, one block, four steals and two 3-pointers 38 minutes.

    Advice: He saw a nice bump in minutes because Larry Nance (knee) was out and Jose Calderon (hamstring) missed most of this game, which pulled Ingram to be more of a perimeter guy. Deng has only played 23.9 minutes per game on the season before tonight, so he may only have a short-term boost. He could play over 30 minutes with the Lakers missing so many guys. Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Will Barton scores 20 in 34 minutes
    Will Barton played through is sore ankle again on Saturday and hit 8-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had 17 points, seven boards and five assists on Friday and the fact he made it though back-to-back games should mean the ankle injury is behind him. And with Gary Harris (foot) still out and Jamal Murray as cold as ice, Barton should keep rolling until further notice. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic still awful without Jokic
    Jusuf Nurkic started again on Saturday, but hit 4-of-6 shots for eight points, four rebounds and zero blocks in just 13 minutes of a 105-98 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: It's hard to believe how bad Nurkic has been this season, but the fact he's averaging just 17.6 minutes over his last five games has a lot to do with why he's averaging just 7.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over that stretch. If the Nuggets aren't going to cut him loose and let him play, fantasy owners are going to be forced to cut him loose. And Nurkic didn't benefit one iota with Nikola Jokic out with a wrist injury again, and Jokic is expected to miss at least a couple more games. Sadly, it may be time to finally move on, since the Nuggets show no intentions of giving him the 25 minutes he needs to succeed, although there is still a sliver of hope that he finally gets it going as long as Jokic is missing games. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • P.J. Tucker will start opposite Kevin Durant
    P.J. Tucker will start at small forward against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll start opposite Kevin Durant. Good luck, Mr. Tucker. Yesterday, 6:30 pm
  • Jose Calderon (hamstring) will not return
    Jose Calderon (right hamstring) will not return to Saturday's game.

    Advice: He was feeling a lot of discomfort, was checked out near the bench for a couple minutes and the training staff took him to the locker room. Calderon has dealt with hamstring strains throughout his career, so he's almost certainly going to miss time. With D'Angelo Russell (knee) also out, there will be plenty of minutes going to Marcelo Huertas now while Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams may pick up a little more work. Yesterday, 5:42 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Bulls
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He had his minutes increase in his last game, so Williams could get over 30 again tonight. He's a hold while he's healthy, but he's one of the most injury-prone players in the NBA. Yesterday, 5:32 pm
  • Will Barton will play on Saturday
    Will Barton (ankle) will play on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Nuggets put him on the report as probable, but he was never in doubt. Barton should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) probable for Saturday
    Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, and Darrell Arthur are listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Utah.

    Advice: Barton had missed 12 of the Nuggets previous 15 games, but looked great in his return to the Denver lineup on Friday night. He finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes. Better yet, he seems to have avoided aggravating his ankle injury. Barton should be locked and loaded in fantasy lineups going forward. Yesterday, 9:58 am
  • Deron Williams (calf) probable for Saturday
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable to play vs. Chicago on Saturday.

    Advice: Williams appears to have finally put his nagging calf issue in the rear-view mirror. D-Will has seen his playing time and production increase in each of the Mavs four previous games, from 15 minutes and four points last Friday to 14 points in 29 minutes on Thursday. When healthy, Willims is a fantasy asset, especially for teams in need of point guard depth. Over the first five games of this season, Williams averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers in 35 minutes per game. Yesterday, 6:40 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic doesn't capitalize on Friday
    Jusuf Nurkic played 20 minutes against the Rockets on Friday with 10 point, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Nikola Jokic (wrist) did not play in this game, so Nurkic only getting 20 minutes is a pretty bad sign. He has been a disaster in pick-and-roll coverage and he didn't do a good job in really any facet on defense. Nurkic also missed both free throws, so he's killing his owners there, too. His fantasy value depends a lot on who owns him, but he's lost a lot of his preseason luster for sure. Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Will Barton scores 17 points in 33 minutes
    Will Barton hit the ground running in his return to the starting lineup on Friday, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Well, he looks like himself again. Barton had been battling his ankle sprain since Halloween and only played in three games since then -- he also was awful in those three with a 21.4 field goal percentage. Simply put, Barton has to be picked up everywhere after this one. Friday, 10:39 pm
  • Rajon Rondo triple-doubles in win vs. Cavs
    Rajon Rondo triple-doubled against the Cavs on Friday with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He's had a few phenomenal matchups to get him going strong and his coach has been impressed with how he runs the offense. "I thought Rondo was great all night long," coach Fred Hoiberg said. "You could hear him yelling 'Run with me' to all the guys all game." Rondo will take his momentum in an ultimate revenge game against the Mavs and Mark Cuban with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. After Saturday, it's not a bad idea to try and sell high off the string of favorable matchups. Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Mudiay, Barton, Gallo, Faried & Nurk starting
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic will start against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: We'll see how many minutes Barton gets in his return. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues while he will take minutes away from all the other forwards and wings. Friday, 6:53 pm
  • Will Barton is active as expected
    Will Barton (ankle) will play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The earlier report from Chris Haynes of ESPN was as good as gold, so this is not a surprise. Barton may be limited in his first game back, but he's worth a pickup in most leagues. He will take minutes away from Jamal Murray, Jameer Nelson and Wilson Chandler. Friday, 5:30 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night
    ESPN is reporting that Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Barton started off the year strong, averaging 18 points and five rebounds in 35 minutes over Denver's first three games of the season. However, he has missed 12 of the Nuggets last 15 games due to this nagging ankle injury. It is unknown if Barton will be on a minute restriction Friday. If you have room on your roster and he is still floating around your league's waiver wire, now is the time to nab him. Barton finished last season ranked among the top-85 overall fantasy players, according to Barton's return will likely eat into the minutes of Wilson Chandler and Jamal Murray. Friday, 9:03 am
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points vs. Magic
    Troy Daniels matched a season-high 19 points in 29 minutes against the Magic on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: On the heels of a 19-point Wednesday, this is the best two-game run of his career and the first time he's had consecutive games with at least 16 points. Daniels had his best game on defense, closed this one out, and clearly impressed his coach. "Whenever he’s out there, I’m going to use the heck out of him to get shots," coach Fizdale said. Fizdale also asked Daniels what color green light he should have when he gets to let it fly and Daniels said "money green." He may have some short-term value and is worth a look in deep leagues for owners needing treys. Thursday, 9:51 pm
  • Deron Williams gets 30 minutes vs. CHA
    Deron Williams scored 14 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a very encouraging sign to see Williams get this much playing time on the second half of a back-to-back set -- he played 26 minutes on Wednesday. Williams is basically an injury waiting to happen, but he's worth a pickup if you have something to cut and need a point guard. Thursday, 7:13 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Hornets
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: He played 26 minutes on Wednesday night, so the back-to-back factor is likely in play on his minutes tonight. Coach Rick Carlisle has rested Williams in the second half of a game before, so that's an option. Williams is a risky asset in standard leagues and is a tough target in DFS. Thursday, 3:52 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) likely to play on Friday
    Will Barton (ankle) is likely to play against the Rockets on Friday night.

    Advice: He's been limited by his ankle injury dating back to Halloween, playing in just three games at 21.0 minutes per outing in that span. Barton has said he wants to be 100 percent before he gives it a go, so maybe that's the case. Since he's been out for the last three, Jameer Nelson and Jamal Murray have both improved. Plus, Wilson Chandler has played more minutes at the three. Barton's playing time is uncertain, so he's not as strong of a pickup this time around. He can get hot, so he's worth a long look in standard leagues. Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • Andrew Bogut will sit on Thursday vs Hornets
    Andrew Bogut (rest) will not play against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: Bogut will get a rest day on the second half of the Mavs back-to-back, and Salah Mejri will likely draw the start in his stead. Mejri is worth a look in daily fantasy leagues, while Bogut is worth holding onto as a blocks and boards specialist. Thursday, 9:10 am
  • Deron Williams probable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable for Thursday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: Williams was able to play 26 minutes on Wednesday and is likely to see similar minutes on Thursday. He doesn't have a ton of upside, but D-Will is worth a look as a bottom-of-roster player in standard leagues. Thursday, 9:06 am
  • P.J. Tucker efficient in win vs. visiting ATL
    P.J. Tucker led the Suns' starters on Wednesday with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Tucker has been on fire for his past two games, with a combined 12-of-19 mark from the field, including 2.5 threes, 5.5 rebounds. 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals. T.J. Warren (head) is out indefinitely, which opens up more opportunities for Tucker, but he's not a strong rest-of-season addition. Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 28 points with 10 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 28 points during a 131-109 win over the Pacers on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He's back after a brief slump with his fourth consecutive game with at least 27 points. Lillard's 564 points to start the season are the most by any Blazer in the first 20 games of a season. He's also the first player with at least 28 points, 10 dimes and four steals in a game this season. Lillard is back to posting first-round value on the season for his standard league owners. Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Moe Harkless scores 23 points vs. Indy
    Moe Harkless matched his season-high 23 points during a win over the Pacers on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: His three treys matched his season high and that's really been the story for Harkless. On the season, he's now made 39.5 percent from deep, which is vastly improved from his 27.9 percent last year and 17.9 in 2014-15. Harkless isn't playing power forward as much these days, but he's clearly locked up his role of around 30 minutes even when Al-Farouq Aminu (calf) comes back. He should be owned in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:29 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic struggles in Wednesday's defeat
    Jusuf Nurkic had another forgettable game on Wednesday, scoring four points on 2-of-3 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, five turnovers and three fouls in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Nurkic has been much improved scoring around the rim this season, but he's still haunted by familiar fantasy failings. He's shooting 30.1 percent while 3-10 feet from the hoop, and he's averaging more turnovers (2.2) than assists (1.6). His fouls per minute have dropped this season, but he's still been a net-negative contributor in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. He has enough upside to hold in most leagues, but it makes sense to start floating some trade offers. Wednesday, 10:06 pm
  • Deron Williams (calf) plays 26 minutes Wed
    Deron Williams (calf) finished Wednesday's game with nine points, eight rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Williams' playing time is slowly creeping up, which is one bit of good news in the midst of a depressing season for the Mavs. With a 3-14 record they are dead last in the league, trailing even the 76ers (4-14), Nets (5-12), and Timberwolves (5-13). Williams has late-middle-round upside, but his injury-based risk makes him a borderline option in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Rajon Rondo's efficient 14/8/6 isn't enough
    Rajon Rondo notched 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Wednesday, with just one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls lost tonight but they have a 3-0 record this season when Rondo hands out 10+ assists, which highlights his importance to the offense. The problem tonight wasn't a lack of distribution, but a lack of shot-making -- Rondo (6-of-12 FGs) and Bobby Portis (1-of-2 FGs) were the only Bulls players to shoot at least 50 percent, with the team going a combined 35.2 percent from the field. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points in loss to TOR
    Troy Daniels came off the Grizzlies' bench to score 19 points in a loss on Wednesday, making 6-of-12 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with four 3-pointers, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vince Carter was out tonight with a hip injury, joining a pile of injured Grizzlies that includes Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons, James Ennis and Brandan Wright. The result was 21 minutes for Daniels, who made the most of the opportunity. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach here, especially while Carter is day-to-day. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Deron Williams in the starting lineup
    Deron Williams (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: He'll likely be limited, but coach Rick Carlisle said he wants to see him add a little more run. Williams is a risky fantasy asset. Wednesday, 5:32 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (knee surgery) out 2-4 months
    Reggie Bullock (left knee) will undergo surgery on his torn meniscus and miss 2-4 months.

    Advice: Ouch. Bullock is having a tough year with injuries after problems with his hip and back. He could have been in the rotation for the Pistons, especially with Stanley Johnson struggling this year. Bullock has no fantasy value right now. Wednesday, 2:07 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) out for Wednesday night
    Will Barton (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Nuggets may have brought Barton back too soon last week, so they'll be extra careful. Barton's role could also diminish upon his return because of Jamal Murray playing very well. Barton isn't quite as appealing as a stash these days. Jameer Nelson should also benefit with Barton out tonight.Daily Slant: Even with Danilo Gallinari back in the fold, Wilson Chandler should still see ample run with the Nuggets thin on the wing. Chandler has seen huge run in games that have remained competitive and has poured in at least 25 real-life points in his last two games, and he appears to be the Nuggets most reliable contributor offensively. Mike Malone's rotations can always be volatile, so the Nuggets are best utilized in GPPs. The Heat are ranked sixth or better in defensive efficiency and points allowed per game. Wednesday, 1:29 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Will Barton (left ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Barton was able to go through Tuesday's practice, so while he'll likely be spending third straight game on the sidelines Wednesday night, it does appear that he's getting close. With Barton out, Jameer Nelson will have another opportunity to start with Jamal Murray being asked to do more with the second unit. Wednesday, 10:12 am
  • Jose Calderon struggles vs. Pelicans
    Jose Calderon hit 1-of-5 shots for two points and six assists in 16 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

    Advice: Calderon has now played fewer than 17 minutes in back-to-back games and has not been a huge factor in either of the games. It appears that the Lakers will roll with Jordan Clarkson at the one, who played 29 minutes on Tuesday night and 32 minutes in the previous game. Calderon holds little fantasy value at this time and should only be owned in the deepest of leagues. He will completely disappear once D'Angelo Russell is back from his knee injury. Tuesday, 8:20 pm
  • Lou Williams continues to play well
    Lou Williams hit 5-of-14 shots for 16 points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 22 minutes on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Williams continues to be efficient in the minutes he receives, averaging over a fantasy point per minute. He is averaging a career-high 16.6 points per game and is currently matching his career-high in steals, despite playing the fewest minutes per game since the 2010-11 season. He should be owned in all formats and continues to be a solid contributor in several categories for fantasy owners. Tuesday, 7:52 pm
  • Deron Williams (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Deron Williams (ankle) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: "I’d like to get him up some and see," said Rick Carlisle in reference to expanding Williams' workload. "Things are trending in a good direction." Williams logged 20 minutes in his return to action on Sunday, and it seems that he could see a slight increase in his playing allotment on Wednesday night. As Williams' minutes go up, Seth Curry's minutes will likely trend in the opposite direction. Tuesday, 11:44 am
  • Lou Williams scores team-high 21 points
    Lou Williams made 5-of-13 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs to finish a win vs. the Hawks with a team-high 21 points, four rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Williams has scored 20+ points off the bench in six games this year, exceeding his total from the entire 2015-16 season. He's off to a torrid start and it's hard to avoid a sell-high recommendation since the Lakers are likely to emphasize youth development as the season progresses. Nov 27, 9:53 pm
  • Allen Crabbe hits 2-of-3 triples off bench
    Allen Crabbe was quiet in 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring six points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe started the last time Portland faced the Rockets, beginning the game as James Harden's primary defender, but tonight that honor went to Moe Harkless. The upside is that he made 2-of-3 shots from deep after coming in with a career-worst 33.8 percent mark from downtown. He's getting plenty of easy looks, so eventually that number should trend up. Nov 27, 9:17 pm
  • Deron Williams (ankle) logs 20 minutes Sunday
    Deron Williams (ankle) played 20 minutes during Sunday's home victory, finishing with nine points, four assists, two rebounds and five turnovers.

    Advice: "I think there's a chance [Williams] will play into the second half tonight, but I don't know that for sure," coach Rick Carlisle said before the game. D-Will did start the third quarter but he sat out the final 16 minutes and it looks like the Mavs were keeping him on a strict 20-minute limit. If you own him, it makes sense to at least bench him until his playing time increases. Nov 27, 7:35 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores season-high 21 points
    P.J. Tucker moved into the starting lineup on Sunday and scored a season-high 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one steal in 42 minutes.

    Advice: This was Tucker's 10th career game with 20-plus points, so don't expect the scoring to become a regular thing for the five-year veteran. He can, however, provide sneaky low-end value in deep leagues with his ability to contribute a little bit of everything to the box score, and with T.J. Warren still a few weeks away, he makes sense as a speculative add in deep leagues. Nov 27, 4:21 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays just 16 minutes on Sunday
    Jusuf Nurkic was only on the floor for 16 minutes during Sunday's 120-114 win over the Suns, ending his evening with just eight points, six boards, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Nurkic's value has been trending in the wrong direction ever since Nikola Jokic went to the bench, and at this point it's looking like a trade is going to be the only thing that can rectify his season. Since Jokic went to the bench seven games ago, Nurkic has been abysmal with averages of 8.9 points, 7.3 boards and just 0.7 swats per game while hitting just 35.3 percent of his freebies. Those numbers have him ranked well outside the top-250, but he still has way too much upside to outright cut. Nov 27, 3:40 pm
  • P.J. Tucker starting, Knight to the bench
    P.J. Tucker will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, sending Brandon Knight to the bench.

    Advice: Tucker can rack up the steals when given the minutes, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer option with a favorable matchup against Denver tonight. Knight's value is going to take a bit of a hit with the move to the bench. Nov 27, 11:51 am
  • Troy Daniels was a DNP-CD
    Troy Daniels was a DNP-CD against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He is likely going to remain out of the rotation unless the Grizzlies need threes in bunches. Daniels can be dropped almost everywhere. Nov 26, 9:29 pm
  • Davis Bertans goes scoreless
    Davis Bertans did not score in 11 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with one rebound, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Hey, those two games in a row earlier this week were fun, but Bertans didn't get much of a chance tonight with a fresh Pau Gasol. Bertans will have some value later in the season and it'll be interesting to see what happens when Dewayne Dedmon comes back. Nov 26, 7:00 pm
  • Troy Daniels available to play vs. Heat
    Troy Daniels (groin) is available to play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: We'll see what available to play means here, but Daniels isn't a lock to start. He had a bad game on Friday while Troy Williams had some productive minutes. We'll be looking for Memphis' starting lineup and post it ASAP. Nov 26, 4:11 pm
  • Troy Daniels questionable for Saturday
    Troy Daniels (left groin) is questionable to play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He started for the second time in a row on Friday, but it did not go well in his 19 minutes. If Daniels doesn't play, Troy Williams would be a good bet to start while Andrew Harrison could wind up getting 40 minutes tonight. Daniels has no fantasy value right now. Nov 26, 11:04 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 w/ 11 assists
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with 11 assists, four rebounds, one block and three triples in a 119-104 win over the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: The Blazers had lost five of their previous six games, so they needed this win in the worst way. Lillard hit 9-of-17 shots from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with just one turnover. He was coming off a 40-point effort vs. the Cavs with 11 dimes and five treys, so his mini-slump is clearly behind him. He gets the Rockets on Sunday in what should be a shootout. Nov 25, 10:04 pm
  • Moe Harkless scores 19 w/ 11 rebounds
    Moe Harkless scored 19 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one triple in 28 minutes vs. the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: This was his first double-double of the season and the fourth time that he's scored 19 or more points. He was 8-of-13 from the field, but only hit 2-of-4 from the line with four turnovers. His numbers don't jump off the screen, but he's returning top-75 value in standard leagues with averages of 12.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.4 triples per game. Nov 25, 9:59 pm
  • Troy Daniels gets another start
    Troy Daniels scored three points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Troy Williams played pretty well in the second unit, so Daniels may be bumped from the starting lineup. Although, they both might start on Saturday for the aging Tony Allen. Daniels isn't worth owning. Nov 25, 9:59 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has a good game vs. Philly
    Rajon Rondo made 2-of-5 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line for six points with eight rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one turnover in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: That'll work. A lower usage rate with some dimes, boards and steals will be a recipe for success in both fantasy and reality. Rondo's owners would love to see more lines like this one as a low-end asset in standard leagues. Although, this did come against the 76ers. Nov 25, 8:13 pm
  • Davis Bertans scores 15 points vs. Boston
    Davis Bertans scored a career-high 15 points in 23 minutes against the Celtics on Friday, adding two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's the other part of the George Hill trade. Bertans is a very good shooter and he's been a much better defender lately. The 24-year-old forward is coming off a fantastic 11-point game in 11 minutes on Wednesday and he also got a start back on Monday, so he may be trending up. Obviously, Dewayne Dedmon (knee) getting hurt helps and it's always tough to trust coach Gregg Popovich, so Bertans is only a deep flier for owners with dead weight. Nov 25, 1:10 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (knee) out indefinitely
    Reggie Bullock tore the meniscus in his left knee on Wednesday and will be out indefinitely.

    Advice: He tore the meniscus in the second quarter of Wednesday's game vs. Miami. Per the Pistons, Bullock will not play Friday vs. the Clippers. He will have the knee evaluated further by team doctors to determine the best course of action for treatment and recovery. Bullock should not be owned in any fantasy leagues. Stanley Johnson will likely replace Bullock in the Pistons rotation. Nov 25, 8:10 am
  • Reggie Bullock may miss some time
    Reggie Bullock (lower left left) may some time, according to head coach Stan Van Gundy.

    Advice: Bullock left Wednesday's game against the Heat, and the Pistons are awaiting more news about his injury. "I don't know the final thing here, but we'll have to find out," Van Gundy said. "It's too bad. The guy just got back to playing, and we'll see what happens." Both Henry Ellenson and Michael Gbinije are in the D-League and could be in line for a call-up if Bullock misses extended time. Nov 24, 9:23 am
  • Reggie Bullock returned to action on Wednesday November 23. Nov 24, 12:44 am
  • Jose Calderon starts, plays 20 minutes
    Jose Calderon started Wednesday's blowout loss to the Warriors, finishing with seven points, six assists, four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

    Advice: D'Angelo Russell has been ruled out 2-3 weeks which leaves Calderon as the presumptive starter until he returns. The opportunity isn't likely to yield much fantasy value, however, as Calderon's usage is limited and he contributes just a handful of assists and 3-pointers. Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams are infinitely more appealing options both short- and long-term. Nov 23, 11:14 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic has an awful game
    Jusuf Nurkic made 1-of-8 from the field and missed all three shots from the line for two points with six rebounds and one block in 15 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's had success against Rudy Gobert before, but not tonight. Nurkic had a big game on Tuesday and is still battling with his consistency this season. Nurkic's abysmal 50.0 percent from the line this season has torpedoed his fantasy value, but he's still a hold for his upside. Nov 23, 9:58 pm
  • Andrew Bogut (calf) plays well in 25 minutes
    Andrew Bogut (calf) looked good in his return on Wednesday, posting four points with 12 rebounds (four offensive), six assists and two steals in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavs' big man got off to a quiet start this year, averaging just 3.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting with 9.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 blocks in 25.6 minutes. He picked apart the Clippers with his passing tonight, and helped Dallas earn a 44-43 edge in rebounding, but it wasn't nearly enough as Dallas fell at home 124-104. If you own Bogut as a blocks and boards specialist, feel free to run him out there. Nov 23, 9:52 pm
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