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  • George Hill leads Kings with 16 points
    George Hill had 16 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers on Monday vs. Denver.

    Advice: After a disastrous start to the season, Hill is slowly earning the trust of his fantasy owners back. He's playing a lot more next to De'Aaron Fox these days, and he's averaging a solid 14.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples over his last five games. The Kings are a mess and Hill could lose minutes late in the season when they chase lottery balls, but he's worth owning for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Gary Harris scores 20 with three triples
    Gary Harris hit 8-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals in 39 minutes in Monday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: Harris is hot, scoring at least 20 in three straight games and knocking down 11 3-pointers with three steals over that stretch. He should be owned in every league imaginable right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Will Barton scores 25 in start for Nuggets
    Will Barton started for the Nuggets on Monday and hit 9-of-15 shots and five 3-pointers for 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in Monday's 114-98 win over the Kings.

    Advice: Barton had a four-point dud on Friday, but has been very good for most of the season. He's averaging 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 3-pointers on 53 percent shooting over his last five games. With Paul Millsap and Wilson Chandler hurting right now, Barton looks like a must-own player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Wesley Matthews stays hot with 18 points
    Wesley Matthews had another strong game on Monday vs. Boston with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, four steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: This is his best stretch of the season after scoring a season-high 22 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six 3-pointers against the Bucks on Saturday. He was averaging just 11.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 triples on 37.1 percent shooting prior to this game, and his rest-of-season outlook is poor with the Mavs tanking. With that said, he's worth a look while he's hot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Jamal Murray comes through with 18 points
    Jamal Murray hit 6-of-10 shots, a 3-pointer and went 5-of-5 from the line on his way to 18 points, two rebounds, one assist and just one turnover in 24 minutes of Monday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: Not a monster line, but not a bad one, either. Murray's minutes were limited by foul trouble tonight, but it was nice to see him hit some shots. He's starting to show up on some waiver wires courtesy of frustrated owners and there's still a chance that he'll get hot and start tearing it up at some point in the near future. He's a luxury stash at this point, but we'd recommend finding a spot for him if you can. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Dennis Smith Jr. shoots 4-of-16 in loss
    Dennis Smith Jr. hit just 4-of-16 shots for eight points in Monday's overtime loss to Boston.

    Advice: The rookie added five rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and zero turnovers, but missed all four of his 3-point attempts. The Celtics have the best defensive rating in the NBA and have allowed the third fewest fantasy points to PGs this season, so DSJ's owners should brush off this bad game and expect a bounce-back performance against Memphis on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Manu Ginobili scores 16 vs. Hawks
    Manu Ginobili hit 7-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal in 26 minutes of Monday's 96-85 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: Ginobili scored a total of 10 points in his previous two games and has already sat out two games in November. He's going to have some decent games, but they'll be few and far between, with some random DNPs mixed in. He's not someone you probably want to mess with in 12-team fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Danny Green scores 14 vs. Hawks
    Danny Green hit just 5-of-16 shots, but also hit 4-of-8 3-pointers for 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist and a block in 30 minutes of Monday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: Green has been bouncing all over waiver wires again this season, but is kind of hot right now, averaging 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.0 blocks and 4.0 3-pointers over his last three games. He didn't shoot it well tonight, but he's getting it going again. His ability to hit threes, steal the ball and block shots makes him worth owning, despite the headaches that usually come with owning him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Jaylen Brown scores 22 w/ nine rebounds
    Jaylen Brown scored 22 points with nine rebounds, one steal, three 3-pointers and three turnovers against Dallas on Monday.

    Advice: He was an efficient 8-of-13 from the field and his athleticism allows him to get easy looks at the rim, but his free throw shooting is still an issue -- he was 3-of-6 from the line and was only hitting 61.6 percent from the stripe prior to Monday. If you can live with that, then Brown has been a blast to own this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Marcus Smart shoots 3-of-15 in win
    Marcus Smart hit just 3-of-15 shots and 4-of-4 free throws in Monday's overtime win over Dallas.

    Advice: This brings his shooting percentage down to 26.7 percent on the season, but Smart is still finding ways to be effective on the floor. He was a +15 in his 35 minutes and dished out a team-high eight assists with three rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers. Smart is much better in real life than in fantasy, though he does offer nice upside in leagues that don't punish for shooting percentages. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Kyle Anderson double-doubles in win
    Kyle Anderson played 30 minutes and hit 5-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, six rebounds, a career-high 10 assists and a block in Monday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: He's averaging 10.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.0 blocks and is shooting 56 percent over his last five games. If you're done waiting for Rudy Gay (13 minutes), you might as well pick up the guy who's currently ruining him - Mr. Anderson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 47 points in overtime win
    Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 47 points in Monday's 110-102 overtime win over the Mavericks, helping Boston win their 16th straight game.

    Advice: This victory allowed Boston to tie the fourth-longest streak in franchise history. Irving was sensational all night and the Mavericks had no answer for him defensively. He helped the Celtics climb out of a 13-point deficit and scored 10 of Boston's 14 overtime points, hitting 16-of-22 shots and 10-of-11 free throws with six assists, three rebounds, one steal and five 3-pointers. He became the first Celtics player with 45+ points and 5+ assists since Paul Pierce in 2006, and he will look to add to Boston's streak on Wednesday vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Kent Bazemore hits 2-of-13 shots vs. Spurs
    Kent Bazemore hit just 2-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, five rebounds, a steal and two blocks in Monday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: Bazemore has a tendency to disappear at times, but has scored in double digits in six of his previous nine games. He just couldn't get his shot to fall tonight, so just chalk it up as a bad night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 14 w/ 6 steals
    Eric Bledsoe scored 14 points with six steals, three boards, two assists and one 3-pointer vs. the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He finished one steal shy of his career-high and hit 6-of-13 shots, but his struggles from the perimeter continued. Since joining the Bucks, Bledsoe has hit just 4-of-25 triples (16%). He'll eventually find his rhythm and he's playing for a team that isn't chasing lottery balls, so his rest-of-season outlook is still pretty promising. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 24 points in win
    C.J. McCollum hit 8-of-17 shots and three 3-pointers for 24 points and eight rebounds in Monday's 100-92 win over the Grizzlies.

    Advice: His stat line was mysteriously devoid of any assists or steals, but he still played well and is having another great season. He should be primed for a big game on Wednesday against the Sixers, especially if an ankle injury keeps Damian Lillard out of that one. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 pm
  • Tyreke Evans stays hot, scores 20
    Tyreke Evans played through a shoulder injury on Monday and hit 7-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 20 points, three rebounds, three assists and a block.

    Advice: Evans has had a really nice season, despite disappearing on Saturday, and it still feels like the sell-high window is wide open. There's a chance he could keep this up all season, but there's probably a better chance he ends up in street clothes with an injury at some point before Christmas. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 13 in 26 minutes
    Tim Hardaway Jr. played through a sore foot on Monday vs. the Clippers, finishing with 13 points in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks were able to rest him down the stretch of this blowout, and THJ seemed fine during his time on the court. He hit 6-of-13 shots with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and a triple, and barring a setback, his owners should expect him to see his normal allotment of minutes on Wednesday vs. Toronto. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 pm
  • Darius Miller has nice game on Monday
    Darius Miller hit 4-of-5 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Miller is quietly averaging 10.8 points and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games, making him worth a deep-league look I you need 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 pm
  • Wes Johnson scores 13 points vs. Knicks
    Wes Johnson scored 13 points vs. the Knicks on Monday with four rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: It was Johnson's third solid game in a row, and he's now averaging 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 blocks, 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples in that span. With Danilo Gallinari (glute) out another 7-10 days, Johnson could continue to be a sneaky source of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 pm
  • Paul George drops 26 points in loss to NO
    Paul George hit 9-of-17 shots, 6-of-10 3-pointers and 2-of-2 3-pointers for 26 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in 36 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: George, Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook all tore it up tonight, but it wasn't enough against the Pelicans. George had a 13-point dud on Wednesday, but is still averaging 27.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.6 steals and 4.4 3-pointers on 47 percent shooting over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:57 pm
  • Patrick Beverley scores nine points in return
    Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) returned from a five-game absence on Monday vs. the Knicks, scoring nine points with six rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: He finished 3-of-8 from the field with seven of his shots coming from behind the arc. Beverley looked fine, but the Clippers were obviously watching his minutes closely as a precaution. With the Clippers losing their ninth straight game, they will need to ramp up Beverley's workload in a hurry for them to turn their season around. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Oladipo goes off for 29 points and 7 steals
    Victor Oladipo was everywhere in Monday's 105-97 win over the Magic, racking up 29 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals, a career-high seven steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Now that's what you call a revenge game. This was one of the best fantasy lines of the season and it's one of the reasons why he's returning top-25 value in standard 9-category leagues. He hit 8-of-19 from the field and 12-of-14 from the line, finishing one free throw below his career-high. Dipo did leave the game in the fourth quarter after taking a shot to the head, but he did return and closed this game out. He'll be back in action on Friday against the Raptors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:56 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless scores five in return
    Jerryd Bayless returned from a three-game absence with a wrist injury and came off the bench for five points and two rebounds in 16 minutes.

    Advice: T.J. McConnell has been playing well as the backup point guard in Philly and it's possible Bayless has lost his job. He's not worth owning at this point, but just keep an eye on the situation to see who's getting the backup point guard minutes. McConnell played 34 minutes and hit 3-of-6 shots for eight points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:49 pm
  • Will Barton will start vs. the Kings Monday
    Will Barton will start against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: The Nuggets are missing Paul Millsap (wrist) and Wilson Chandler (back), so Barton will join Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic in the first unit. Barton was worth owning when the Nuggets were healthy, but his owners can now expect a considerable bump in value in the short term. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (sore back) out Monday
    Wilson Chandler (sore back) will not play on Monday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: There's no word on who will replace Chandler in the starting lineup, but Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton would make the most sense. Chandler is considered day-to-day and shouldn't be dropped outside of shallow leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:06 pm
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  • Tyreke Evans (shoulder) will play on Monday
    Tyreke Evans (right shoulder) will play Monday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Aside from Saturday's seven-point stinker, Evans has been tearing it up lately, and he should be able to get things back on track tonight with a matchup against the Trail Blazers. He's been a focal point of the offense with Mike Conley (Achilles) on the sidelines, boasting a team-high 29.4 usage per nbawowy, so feel free to get him active. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:46 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (knee) available Monday
    Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) will start on Monday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: We'll be on the lookout for any information regarding restrictions prior to tip-off, but he's safe to activate in season-long leagues and should be picked up if he was dropped. With Beverley back, both Austin Rivers and Lou Williams will take a hit in value, and we'll see less of rookie Sindarius Thornwell. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:26 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) will play Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) is a go for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. has acknowledged that his foot has felt "worse and worse" while playing through the pain, so while he'll gut it out tonight, he may be somewhat limited. Head coach Jeff Hornacek even acknowledged that it sounds like he could be dealing with plantar fasciitis, in which the only remedy tends to be prolonged rest, but he'll allow THJ to fight through the pain. Season-long owners can feel free to get him active, but the foot issue makes him a risky DFS target. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:49 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (back) questionable Monday
    Wilson Chandler (sore back) is questionable to play Monday against the Kings.

    Advice: Chandler has been logging a lot of minutes as of late, and it looks like his back flared up on him, so he could be a true game-time call tonight. If he's out, Will Barton could move into the starting five and there would be more minutes available for Juan Hernangomez in the second unit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:17 am
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  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is available Monday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is available for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: This was the expectation after coach Brett Brown said he was good to go after practicing on Sunday. Bayless could have restrictions and T.J. McConnell has looked solid as the backup PG, so most fantasy owners can use a wait-and-see approach here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:41 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee) will play on Monday
    Thabo Sefolosha (knee) will play on Monday vs. Philly.

    Advice: He was originally considered probable, so this isn't a surprise. Sefolosha has been more involved these days with Joe Johnson and Rudy Gobert on the sidelines, but he's more of a steals specialist with nine steals over his past four appearances. It's unclear if the Jazz will start Sefolosha or Jonas Jerebko vs. the 76ers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. could sit on Monday?
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) said his sore foot "got worse and worse and worse" by trying to play through the pain.

    Advice: "I think it was just nagging, just nagging pain right there and me continuing to play on it, it got worse," he said. "Just not really taking it serious. I’m thinking, ‘I’m strong enough, able enough to go out there and compete, so it’s not really that much. I don’t feel nothing as bad, so no need for me to get it right.’" X-rays were negative, but THJ was absent at Sunday's practice and will see how he feels on Monday morning at the shootaround before determining his status. If THJ is out, Courtney Lee will get more shots and rookie Damyean Dotson might enter the rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:24 am
  • Jamal Murray quiet in 24 minutes vs. Lakers
    Jamal Murray was quiet during Sunday's loss to the Lakers, scoring 10 points on 2-of-11 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs, with four rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Murray missed all of his 3-point attempts tonight, but he added two steals and one block. There's nothing to worry about here -- Murray had scored 30+ points in two of his previous three games, and he's always one game away from an explosive performance. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:13 pm
  • Will Barton starts 3Q for Millsap (wrist)
    Will Barton started the second half of Sunday's game in place of Paul Millsap (wrist), finishing with 12 points, five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Millsap had X-rays on his wrist and the results haven't been announced, but either way Barton should already be owned. He's quietly racking up mid-round value (8-cat and 9-cat) in under 30 minutes per game, which should be sustainable all season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:39 pm
  • Gary Harris stays hot w/ 20 points, four 3s
    Gary Harris made 7-of-13 shots including four 3-pointers on Sunday, finishing a loss vs. the Lakers with a team-high 20 points in 33 minutes of action

    Advice: Harris added three rebounds and one block, and his scoring ability became even more important with Nikola Jokic getting ejected in the second quarter tonight. His recent shoulder injury is a non-factor since he's been hyper-efficient with 66.7% shooting over the past two games (4.0 triples per game). Harris is rolling along as a top-50 roto value. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:27 pm
  • Victor Oladipo chips in across board vs. Heat
    Victor Oladipo shot just 6-of-15 from the field for 15 points on Sunday, but he chipped in five assists, four rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Oladipo's ability to contribute across-the-board stats is critical for fantasy purposes, especially as opposing defenses make him a focal point. "This is part of the process with Victor, going against these elite defenders and still be productive," Nate McMillan said after Friday's game. This was just the second time in Indy's past six games that Oladipo has failed to score 20 points, and he should fare better scoring-wise vs. the Magic on Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:01 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Tyreke Evans (right shoulder) is listed as 'questionable' for Monday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Injuries have been a theme of Evans' career over the past few seasons, but fortunately this doesn't sound serious -- it could also explain his relatively quiet game on Saturday, when he scored just seven points on 3-of-10 shooting in 25 minutes. We'll know more after Monday's shootaround, so check for updates in the afternoon. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:59 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee) probable for Monday
    Thabo Sefolosha (knee) is probable to play Monday vs. Philadelphia.

    Advice: Sefolosha looked fined in his return from a one-game absence on Saturday, so he should be just fine for Monday's game in Philly. Sefolosha will have the opportunity for more minutes while Rudy Gobert (knee) is out, but he's nothing more than a steals specialist in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:19 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (knee) questionable Monday
    Patrick Beverley (sore right knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's matchup with the Knicks.

    Advice: Beverley has spent the past five games on the sidelines, but he's been ramping up his activities at practice and Monday seems like a very realistic potential return date. If he is able to get back out there Sindarius Thornwell will head back to the bench and Juwan Evans could drop from the rotation entirely. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:43 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) remains questionable
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is still listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Utah.

    Advice: Coach Brett Brown is expecting him to play and it's a good sign that Bayless was able to participate in Sunday's practice. If Bayless is able to play, that would eat into the minutes of guys like J.J. Redick, T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. He's more of a deep-league fantasy asset and could be limited on Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:59 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) questionable Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He had X-rays after Friday's game, but they came back negative and was diagnosed with a sore left foot. Hardaway said he's not sure how he suffered this mysterious injury, but he said it's been bothering him since Thursday morning. THJ did not practice on Sunday, but check back on Monday morning to see if he's able to go through shootaround. If he can't play, rookie Damyean Dotson might get an opportunity to see minutes. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:22 am
  • Clippers want Wes Johnson to shoot more
    The Clippers coaching staff has been telling Wes Johnson to be more aggressive on offense.

    Advice: "They want me to shoot a little more," Johnson said. "I understand that they do, but it’s just me letting it come to me. I just see how the game feels out and then just go like that. But I think they want me to just go out there and just have an imprint on the game." He's shooting a career-high 44.6 percent from the field and has stepped up in the absence of Danilo Gallinari (glute) with two strong games in a row, posting 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 2.0 triples in that span. He's not the most consistent player, but give him a look in deep leagues until Gallo returns. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:36 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha returned to action on Saturday November 18. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:51 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 25 points in win
    C.J. McCollum scored 25 points during a 102-90 win over the Kings on Saturday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Damian Lillard was also solid with his 22 points, two rebounds, six dimes, one steal, one block and one trey. As for McCollum, he's been one of the league's best shooters with his 50.6 percent from deep to get him to 3.1 triples per game. Compared to last year, his dimes and blocks are down, but his steals and boards are up. McCollum is a top-20 player so far this year and he'll probably stay there. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:04 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores season-high 22 points
    Wes Matthews scored a season-high 22 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six 3-pointers against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: His eight dimes were also a season high, and that has been a trend this month with 3.8 per game -- he averaged a career-high 2.9 per game last season. Matthews is still ice cold inside the arc and his steals are down to just 0.9 in November. He's still getting a good amount of shots and chances are you weren't counting on him for FG%, so he should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:09 pm
  • Dennis Smith Jr. quiet in 22 minutes Saturday
    Dennis Smith Jr. shot 2-of-8 from the field on Saturday, scoring five points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The rookie committed four turnovers but he also hit one 3-pointer, and he's proven that he can stuff the boxscore on a per-minute basis. It didn't click tonight with the Mavs' backup guards playing extremely well, and Dallas cruising to a blowout victory, but DSJ's owners shouldn't be discouraged. After a rough start to the season, he's been cruising with top-50 value over the past few weeks. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:04 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe plays just 22 minutes vs. Dallas
    Eric Bledsoe played only 22 minutes vs. Dallas on Saturday, hitting 2-of-10 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs for six points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: Bledsoe committed his third foul with 6:40 left in the second quarter, and he didn't play at all in the fourth quarter with the score out of hand. He's yet to score more than 15 points in five games with the Bucks, but the supporting stats have helped and an adjustment period was inevitable. Patience is a virtue. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:56 pm
  • Pat Beverley (knee) targeting return at MSG
    Patrick Beverley (knee) is targeting a return to the lineup on Monday to face the Knicks.

    Advice: This makes a lot of sense after we saw him put in a good workout before today's game. Beverley seems to be up to speed for the most part and the Clippers missed him badly due their current NBA-high eight game losing streak. Sindarius Thornwell, Juwan Evans, Lou Williams and Austin Rivers should lose some value. Beverley needs to be added in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:03 pm
  • Jaylen Brown scores 27 pts, hits 10-of-13 FGs
    Jaylen Brown sank 10-of-13 field goals to finish Saturday's road win with a career-high 27 points, four rebounds, four 3-pointers and one steal.

    Advice: Brown committed one turnover in 35 minutes, and the four 3-pointers were one shy of his career-high. He's had at least one steal and 3-pointer in five straight games, and needs to be owned despite a glaring weakness -- he made 3-of-7 free throws tonight, lowering his season average to 60.8 percent. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:24 pm
  • Kyrie Irving helps BOS earn 15th straight win
    The Celtics won their 15th consecutive game on Saturday, led by Kyrie Irving's game-high 30 points on 10-of-12 field goals and 5-of-5 free throws.

    Advice: Boston trailed by 15 points after one quarter tonight, but as usual they clawed back to improve their record to an astounding 15-2. Kyrie hit five 3-pointers with five assists, four rebounds and one block tonight, rounding out an uber-efficient game. His recent facial fracture obviously isn't bothering him, and it's important to remember that he hasn't even played 20 games with his new team -- the best is yet to come. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:23 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha returns on Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points against the Magic on Saturday after a one-game absence, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He is probably going to wind up starting in some games, but the odds of that may have gone down given the 40-point win today. Sefolosha is a steals specialist in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:57 pm
  • Pat Beverley does some contact work
    Patrick Beverley (knee) did some pre-game work and took on contact before Saturday's game in Charlotte.

    Advice: He looked to have worked up a good sweat in the video from the Clippers broadcast. Beverley was not expected to play in either game this weekend, but it sounds like the Clippers have a plan to get him back out there next week. If he was dropped, it's probably time to pick him back up. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:35 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play
    Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Doc Rivers said he was going to miss this game a few days ago, but the Clippers listed him as doubtful. Lou Williams, Sindarius Thornwell and Juwan Evans will pick up the slack. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:07 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha available for Saturday night
    Thabo Sefolosha (knee) will be available for Saturday against the Magic.

    Advice: We still don't know the starting lineup or if Sefolosha will be limited after missing Friday. Jonas Jerebko is likely going to lose minutes. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:41 pm
  • Jaylen Brown will play on Saturday vs. Hawks
    Jaylen Brown will play on Saturday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He was one of the first Celtics to warm up for this road game. Brown did not fly with the team to Atlanta to spend time with his family and friends after the death of his best friend. After the horrible news, Brown was fantastic in a win over the Warriors on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:07 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee) questionable Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Sefolosha was unable to suit up Friday night in Brooklyn. Jonas Jerebko started but played just 17 minutes. Surprisingly, Royce O'Neale logged a career-high 21 minutes off the bench. Ekpe Udoh saw 15 minutes of action. This is a situation to avoid until we have some clarity on the Jazz rotation going forward. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:18 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) ruled out Saturday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Warriors and is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Utah.

    Advice: The questionable tag for Monday is a good sign, as it confirms that Bayless is moving in the right direction. He will eat into the minutes of J.J. Redick, T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot upon his return. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:41 am
  • Patrick Beverley (knee) doubtful Saturday
    Patrick Beverley (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Beverley was listed as doubtful for Friday's game as well and did not play. It was the fourth consecutive game he has missed. We may not get definitive word on Beverley's status until coach Doc Rovers addresses the media prior to tip-off tonight. Sindarius Thornwell started on Friday and tallied 13 points and two assists in 31 minutes during the Clippers overtime loss to the Cavs. Lou Williams scored 13 points and dished out seven assists in 37 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:18 am
  • Arrow Pointing Up: Jamal Murray scores 31
    Jamal Murray was on fire again during a 146-114 win over the Pelicans on Friday, making 13-of-18 from the field for 31 points with two rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: It was easily his most aggressive game this year with a career-high 10 two-point makes, and he was only 3-of-7 from deep. The Nuggets continue to go as Murray goes with his 62.2 TS% in wins and just 45.7 TS% in losses, so not surprisingly they won by 32 here. After he couldn't make open treys in October with his 18.2 percent from deep, Murray is now up to a November offensive line of 16.3 points and 2.0 treys per game on 52.7 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from deep and 84.2 percent from the line. He does need to up his steals and he won't help in dimes, but Murray's fantasy owners have to feel a heck of a lot better these days. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:54 pm
  • Gary Harris scores season-high 22 points
    Gary Harris made 9-of-11 from the field for a season-high 22 points with three rebounds, five assists and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He said there was some mental concern about getting over his soreness in his shooting shoulder, but chances are those concerns went away when he swished his first two attempts from deep in this game. Harris has said his goal is shoot 45 percent from deep this year, and he's on pace to do so with his 46.2 percent to get him to 13.2 points and 2.3 treys per game. Harris is a fantasy stud in a great offense. It's also worth a mention he played in garbage time, so the Nuggets really wanted to get him up to speed after missing a week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 15 points
    Wilson Chandler scored 15 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He is finally starting to get some shots and a lot of it has to do with the Nuggets offense starting to click. In the last three, Chandler averaged 14.0 points, 6.7 boards, 4.0 assists and 1.0 treys. The Nuggets should be a fantasy factory and they're going small slightly more, so Chandler is finally trending up as a very solid pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 pm
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  • George Hill slides over to SG
    George Hill played 27 minutes with 14 points, five rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He may be shifted over to the wing and he played 25 minutes next to De'Aaron Fox in this game alone. Hill is probably going to see his playing time fluctuate as the Kings slide in the standings. Most fantasy owners may not want to deal with the inconsistency and maybe he doesn't play on Saturday. He should have value if he can play 27 minutes per night. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:04 pm
  • Paul George struggles with shot in loss
    Paul George posted 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals across 42 minutes in Friday's 104-101 loss in San Antonio.

    Advice: PG-13 has taking a bit of a step back after posting a combined 79 points in two games last Friday and Sunday. He has connected for just 31 points with eight turnovers while shooting just 29.0 percent (9-of-31) from the field. Still, there isn't much to worry about here, as he hasn't posted fewer than 20 points in three consecutive outings all season. Look for a bounce-back game Monday in New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:12 pm
  • Manu Ginobili sticks pair of 3-pointers
    Manu Ginobili posted eight points and three rebounds in 18 minutes Friday against the visiting Thunder.

    Advice: Ginobili bounced back from a poor shooting effort on Wednesday in Minnesota, connecting on 2-of-3 (all from behind the arc). However, it wasn't a terribly clean performance, as the 40-year-old turned the ball over a whopping six times in just 18 minutes. That simply won't do, especially with coach Gregg Popovich having several young bucks at his disposal. Avoid Manu in 12-team leagues at this juncture. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:05 pm
  • Danny Green hits five triples in home win
    Danny Green ended up with 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocked shots across 35 minutes in Friday's 104-101 win against the Thunder.

    Advice: Green hit 5-of-13 from behind the arc, and he has posted eight 3-pointers over his past two outings. He hasn't hit double digits in points in three consecutive outings at any point this season, but he'll look to change that in Monday's visit from the Hawks. He continues to help fantasy owners in the 3-pointers category, as well as steals and blocked shots. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:55 pm
  • Wes Johnson efficient in Friday's road loss
    Wes Johnson hit 6-of-10 from the floor in Friday's overtime loss in Cleveland, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds.

    Advice: Johnson also chipped in with four blocked shots, four assists and three steals while knocking down three triples, as he gave fantasy owners a little something across the board. He entered the game with just four blocks over his past nine contests, and his double-digit point total was just the second of the season, so those were probably the biggest surprises of the night. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:33 pm
  • Victor Oladipo grabs 15 boards, scores 21
    Victor Oladipo grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against the Pistons during a 107-100 win on Friday, adding 21 points, four assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Pacers looked like they were dead when they were down 22 points in the third quarter, but they managed to pull out the win with their 36-19 edge in the fourth. Oladipo's minutes have been soaring lately with 35.6 per game over his last five outings with one garbage-time game mixed in, averaging 23.2 points, 6.8 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.8 treys. He's the real deal. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:17 pm
  • X-rays negative on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s foot
    X-rays taken on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s left foot came back negative.

    Advice: The Knicks are calling his injury a sore left foot for now, but it's a little concerning that he needed X-rays. THJ checked out of this game for good with three minutes to go in the fourth, but it was garbage time at that point and it's a good sign that he was playing through it. We'll put him on the injury report until we get an update at Saturday's practice. He finished with 13 points (5-of-11 FGs), five rebounds, one assist, three steals and three triples in 33 minutes. If THJ does end up missing time, we might get an extended look at rookie Damyean Dotson. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee soreness) out Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: The Jazz play again on Saturday vs. Orlando, so hopefully they are just resting him for that one. With Sefolosha out, Jonas Jerebko is looking at extended minutes and is worth a look if you need 3-pointers -- he's hit three triples in each of his last two games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:54 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play vs. CLE
    Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Doc Rivers said he's going to miss at least one more game, but the team listed him as doubtful today. With Beverley out, it's the Lou Williams show while Sindarius Thornwell and Jawun Evans should be in the rotation. The Clippers need a win. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:54 pm
  • Will Barton back to bench on Friday
    With Gary Harris (shoulder) returning to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Pelicans, Will Barton will head back to the bench.

    Advice: Barton started in place of Harris in each of Denver's last two games, but has been very productive off the bench this season as well. Barton is averaging 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 28.5 minutes over 12 games as a reserve. Despite the return of Harris, Barton should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:44 am
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) will play Friday
    Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) will play Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: Harris missed two straight games, but practiced in full on Wednesday and has been trending in the right direction since. Harris has yet to take the step forward that many predicted he would coming into this season but we'll see if bounces back following this short respite. Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay will see their minutes scaled back with Harris returning to the lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:31 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee) questionable Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

    Advice: Sefolosha was averaging 23.4 minutes per game in the three games the Jazz has played since Rudy Gobert (knee) went down. If Thabo is unable to suit up on Friday, Jonas Jerebko would likely remain in the starting lineup and see additional minutes. Ekpe Udoh would also see an uptick in playing time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:04 am
  • Kyrie Irving scores 16 points in win
    Kyrie Irving made 4-of-16 from the field for 16 points with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in a win over the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: He was very quiet to start the game, but he came through late and drew a foul on a drive with 14 seconds left to give the Celtics a two-point lead after the makes at the line. Perhaps he started slow because of the mask, but he ditched it in the second half and coach Brad Stevens said the decision to take it off was between Irving and the trainer. Irving was not having much success in isolation early in the year, but he's already been able climb out of that hole. He'll be flirting with first-round value all season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:47 pm
  • Jaylen Brown puts up 22 points in win vs. GSW
    Jaylen Brown scored 22 points with seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes during a win over the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: After just one 20-plus scoring game in his rookie season, a 20-point game is not surprising for Brown anymore with four of those in this young season. He does have a handful of duds mixed in and he has to improve on his 63.6 perfect from the line, but Brown is cruising with averages of 15.1 points, 6.8 boards, 1.1. assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 treys. There's still room for him to improve on his current 12th-round value in standard leagues, especially if he can up his efficiency. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:31 pm
  • Marcus Smart's season FG% drops to 26.8
    Marcus Smart missed all seven shots from the field against the Warriors on Thursday, making one free throw with seven rebounds, three assists, one block, two steals and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Yeah, so about those videos of him making 20 gazillion-bajillion triples over the summer. Sure, Skinny Smart has really made an impact on defense, rebounding and even passing at times, but he's now down to just 26.8 percent from the field on the season. He has a chance to average five boards, six assists and two steals, but goodness he can't hit a jumper. If you have him, hopefully you're punting FG% or it doesn't count in your league. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Harris (shoulder) officially questionable
    Gary Harris (right shoulder) is officially questionable to face the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He's said he's trending in the right direction and coach Mike Malone said he's expecting Harris to be out there. Harris' injury is to his shooting shoulder, so he may not be as aggressive as a shooter from deep. Plus, he said it's mental, which may bother him even more because he said he wants to shoot 45 percent from deep this year. If he's back, Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay would take a hit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:48 pm
  • Patrick Beverley (knee) doubtful for Friday
    Patrick Beverley (knee soreness) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Clippers have lost six straight games, but they'll likely be without Beverley "for at least one or two" more games according to coach Doc Rivers. Austin Rivers and Lou Williams will continue to play as many minutes as they can handle with Beverley on the shelf, while Sindarius Thornwell will play a significant amount of minutes as well. In terms of fantasy, Williams is by far the easiest to trust out of this trio. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:24 am
  • Paul George cools off in easy win vs. Bulls
    Paul George cooled off on Wednesday with 13 points on 4-of-15 shooting, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, one block and five turnovers in a game-high 37 minutes.

    Advice: Carmelo Anthony returned from a one-game absence tonight, and the Bulls were trounced from the opening tip, so it was surprising that George even played this much. He was coming off 37- and 42-point efforts in OKC's past two games, and there's obviously nothing to be worried about here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:55 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe gets 14/8/6 and defensive stats
    Eric Bledsoe finished Wednesday's home win with 14 points, eight assists, six rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: That type of across-the-board production is exactly what EB's owners want to see, and he balanced out his 4-of-12 FGs with a 5-of-5 mark at the line. The Bucks are being careful with Bledsoe, but he said after playing 27 minutes on Monday that his legs "felt good," and the playing time should ramp up soon enough. The Bucks are now 4-0 since inserting Bledsoe in the starting unit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Tyreke Evans keeps rolling in tough defeat
    Tyreke Evans posted 18 points (6-of-15 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs), nine assists, six rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: David Fizdale has considered starting Tyreke, but doesn't want to play him too many minutes and prefers to have him fresh to close games. He reportedly played Evans "more minutes than recommended on Monday," so there's obviously some loose minute-limit in place, but it hasn't stopped Evans from getting top-40 value in November. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Darius Miller scores 13 points
    Darius Miller made 4-of-5 from the field for 13 points with one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: After his career-high 21 point game, he takes a backseat because of Rajon Rondo returning and the Pelicans going with more multiple-guard lineups. This is still a pretty solid line, but he is not going to be this efficient. He's only worth owning in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:08 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. drops 26/6/6 in win vs. Jazz
    Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks to a win on Wednesday with 26 points, six rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers, making 7-of-15 field goals and 9-of-10 free throws in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points, eight boards and a pair of blocks, and the Knicks improved to 8-6 overall (7-3 at home). There was a lot of hand-wringing when THJ began the season ice-cold, but hopefully owners didn't sell-low -- he's now scored at least 26 points in three of the past four games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • George Hill gets 12 points, three steals
    The Kings' streak of seven straight road losses continued on Wednesday, while George Hill scored 12 points (4-of-11 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs) with two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It's been a struggle for Hill to begin the season, and rookie De'Aaron Fox is an ever-present threat to his playing time (27 minutes tonight). He has shown signs of life recently, though, which he attributed to a more aggressive mindset. "Look to score first, try to make passes second," he said. Unless he can start stringing together multiple solid games, he belongs on the wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) expected to play Fri
    Gary Harris (shoulder) said he wants to play Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: "Really, it’s more from a mental and confidence standpoint with that shoulder," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "I would be surprised if he doesn’t play on Friday night." Harris went through a full contact practice on Wednesday without issue, so he should be back in action on Friday night, which would send Will Barton back to the bench. Check back for official confirmation on his status following Friday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:19 pm
  • Doc: Beverley will be out at least 1-2 more
    Coach Doc Rivers said Patrick Beverley (knee soreness) is not expected to play "for at least one or two of these games" on the upcoming road trip.

    Advice: The Clippers start a five-game road trip on Friday and it does sound like Beverley could make it back at some point in that time. However, he's almost certainly out for Friday and it could be beyond that. The Clippers are the coldest team in basketball, but Lou Williams certainly isn't in fantasy. Sindarius Thornwell also should step up. Beverley fantasy owners should stand pat for now. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:28 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) went through practice
    Gary Harris (shoulder) went through practice on Wednesday and said he’s trending in the right direction to be able to play on Friday.

    Advice: The team has not said anything about his status after missing the last two games. However, it sounds like he has a great chance to play after getting a week off. With him out, it's been Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay stepping up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:50 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play vs. LAL
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team announced he had swelling in his wrist a week ago, so he's likely going to be sitting out based on his problems with his wrist in the past. With him out, it's been Robert Covington, J.J. Redick, T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot getting some extra chances. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:15 am
  • Dennis Smith Jr. puts winning above all else
    After scoring a career-high 27 points on Tuesday night, Dennis Smith Jr. was more concerned with the fact that the Mavericks picked up another loss.

    Advice: "We’ve got to get something that translates to wins. Whether it’s 27 or seven [points], we’ve got to get some wins," Smith said. "I’m still getting about wherever I want most of the game. It’s just something has got to translate to wins." This is the sort of mentality you want from your franchise player, and while DSJ probably won't be happy with the Mavs' win-loss record at the end of the season, his fantasy owners have to be pleased with his averages of 21.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.0 triples, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block per game over the past three. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:52 am
  • Kyrie Irving says mask blocks peripherals
    Kyrie Irving said that playing with a mask somewhat blocks his peripheral vision.

    Advice: "It's almost like having somewhat foggy blinders on," Irving said. "When I take off the mask, I can see everything. And when I have the mask on, I'm really dialed into what's in front of me. My peripherals are a little cut off, up and down. It's something to get used to." Irving also said that he chose to wear the clear mask instead of the black one as the black one completely blocks his peripheral vision, and while he clearly doesn't enjoy wearing it at all, this isn't going to be something that significantly affects his play. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 am
  • Manu Ginobili plays 16 minutes on Tuesday
    Manu Ginobili came back from a rest on Tuesday and played 16 minutes, finishing with 13 points and a 3-pointer on 4-of-7 shooting.

    Advice: Manu's scored in double digits four times this season, and taken three nights off, and we're only 14 games into the season. There's no reason to own Manu in 12-team leagues at this point of his career. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:56 pm
  • Danny Green back on Tuesday, sort of
    Danny Green returned from his hamstring injury and played 27 minutes on Tuesday, but the results weren't great. He hit just 2-of-6 shots, missed all of his 3-pointers, and finished with four points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block.

    Advice: Green has shown signs of returning to form this season, but it looks like it's going to be a bumpy ride. In his last two games, he's hit 4-of-13 shots to average 4.5 points and zero 3-pointers, but in the two before that, he hit 14-of-25 shots and six 3-pointers to average 19 points. He's always going to be a cheap source of 3-pointers, steals and blocks, at least on most nights, but his ability to disappear into Gregg Popovich's magic hat make him a tough player to rely on. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:50 pm
  • Dennis Smith Jr. scores career-high 27 points
    Dennis Smith Jr. scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-23 shooting in Tuesday's 97-91 loss to San Antonio.

    Advice: He was getting to the rim at will against San Antonio's slow-footed frontcourt and grabbed six rebounds with two assists, a career-high five 3-pointers and six turnovers. After a rocky start to the season, DSJ is looking more comfortable out there and it's showing in the boxscore. His fantasy arrow is pointing straight up with averages of 20.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 triples over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:30 pm
  • Marcus Smart quiet in 35 minutes off bench
    Marcus Smart came off the bench with the return of Kyrie Irving, but still played 35 minutes, hitting 1-of-8 shots for six points, five rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

    Advice: Smart's shot looks broken and he's hit just 12-of-50 shots over his last five games, good for just 24 percent shooting. He's doing a good job with rebounds, assists, steals and 3-pointers, and is a good free throw shooter, but he can hurt your fantasy team's field goal percentage in a hurry. Start him at your own risk. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:18 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 25 wearing mask
    Kyrie Irving returned from his facial injury and hit 8-of-20 shots and two 3-pointers for 25 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in 29 minutes in Tuesday's 109-102 win over the Nets.

    Advice: Irving only missed two games (one full, played 2 minutes in the other) with the injury and looked great tonight. The mask appeared to be bothering him when the clock was stopped, but when he was moving and into the game, it appeared to have no effect. Hopefully you had him in your lineup tonight, as the 25 points tied for his second highest scoring game of the season. Irving hasn't been blowing anyone's mind with his fantasy play this season, but he's rolling and the Celtics have won 13 straight games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • Marcus Smart back to bench on Tuesday
    With Kyrie Irving (face) returning to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nets, Marcus Smart will head back to the bench.

    Advice: Smart started Sunday in place of Irving and finished with 14 points, nine assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes. In the 10 games he's come off the bench this season, he is averaging 9.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists in 27.7 minutes. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:13 pm
  • Kyrie Irving starting, Smart to the bench
    Kyrie Irving (face) will return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nets, sending Marcus Smart back to the bench.

    Advice: Irving will only end up missing one-game due to the facial fracture below his right eye, and he'll be donning a protective mask tonight, but that shouldn't be an issue that affects his play. Smart's minutes should hold steady despite moving back to the second unit, but Shane Larkin probably won't take the court tonight unless the game turns into a blowout. Feel free to get The Masked Man active for an extremely favorable matchup against the Nets. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:06 pm
  • Danny Green (hamstring) will play Tuesday
    Coach Gregg Popovich said that Danny Green (hamstring) will play Tuesday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: This was expected after Green practiced on Monday. With Green returning to the starting lineup, Bryn Forbes heads back to the bench. Brandon Paul will also see his minutes scaled back on Tuesday. Green is averaging 11.1 minutes, 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers in 29.0 minutes per game this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:23 am
  • Kyrie Irving (face) plans to play Tuesday
    Kyrie Irving (face) went through shootaround and said he plans to play Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: Irving will be wearing a fitted mask when he returns to action on Tuesday night, facing a Brooklyn team that will be playing without D'Angelo Russell (knee). With Irving back in the lineup, Marcus Smart will likely be bumped back to the bench. Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin will see their minutes reduced as well. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:04 am
  • Will Barton playing well for Nuggets
    Will Barton got another start for Gary Harris (shoulder) on Monday and had 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Harris should be back for the next one, but Barton has been playing well, getting minutes at point guard, shooting guard and small forward. In fact this was one of his worst games in recent memory, which is saying something. He's averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. He should be owned everywhere. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:19 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 14 with nice line
    Wilson Chandler hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and a steal on Monday and also hit all three of his free throws in a loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Chandler has come on over his last two games, averaging 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as part of the starting unit for Denver. He's only scored in double digits four times, but looked much better over his last two, knocking down 10-of-19 shots. If he's on your waiver wire it might be a good idea to pick him up. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:13 pm
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  • Jamal Murray scores 18 points
    Jamal Murray made 7-of-19 from the field for 18 points with five rebounds, one steal and six turnovers in 39 minutes against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: He was open for a handful of his triples, but he couldn't knock any of his seven attempts from deep. Murray is playing off the ball more than he was earlier this year, but he continues to get heavy usage as a scorer. This was one of his most inefficient games of the year, but at least Murray has a green light and Emmanuel Mudiay has also really cooled off. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:35 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 13 points off bench
    Thabo Sefolosha came off the bench and hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and zero steals in 22 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: He might get some starts with Rudy Gobert out with a leg injury, but Jonas Jerebko got the nod tonight. Sefolosha is a steals specialist and had five of them on Saturday, but came away empty handed in this one. However, the three 3-pointers were a season high. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:43 pm
  • Tyreke Evans scores 27 points in loss to MIL
    Tyreke Evans notched 27 points in 33 minutes in Monday's 110-103 loss to the Bucks, shooting 11-of-16 from the field and knocking down a pair of free throws.

    Advice: Evans has now scored 20+ points off the bench in six straight games and shot at least 45 percent from the field in that span, becoming the first player to do that since Hall of Famer Sarunas Marciulionis in 1992. He's easily been one of the biggest surprises of the season and is currently rolling with third-round value in standard 9-category leagues. He added six rebounds, three assists and three triples and will look to stay hot against the Pacers on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:28 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) scores 15 points vs. MEM
    Eric Bledsoe played through a right knee contusion on Monday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring 15 points with seven rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The low minutes were probably by design, but Bledsoe didn't seem bothered by his knee and played some really nice defense on Mike Conley down the stretch. He's averaging 13.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.7 triples through his first three games with the Bucks, but those numbers should improve once he develops some chemistry with his teammates and when his minutes go up. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:18 pm
  • Darius Miller hits 8-of-11 for career-high 21
    Darius Miller hit 8-of-11 shots and 5-of-8 3-pointers for a career-high 21 points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in Monday's 106-105 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis filled the stat sheet for the Pelicans, but Miller's 3-point prowess was a huge factor in the win. He's been getting some nice run and has scored in double figures in three of his last five games. He's worth a deep-league look after averaging 11.2 points and 2.8 3-pointers on 61 percent shooting over his last five games, but it's hard to see it lasting. Just put him on your watch list. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. bounces back w/ 28 points
    Tim Hardaway Jr. bounced back on Monday vs. the Cavaliers with 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting.

    Advice: Coming off a four-point dud against the Kings, THJ got back on track tonight with 10 rebounds, five assists, one block, two steals and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes. He's been a rollercoaster ride this season, but he's been much more consistent in November and is cruising with seventh-round value in standard 9-category leagues. He'll get a tough test on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, as they have allowed the 6th fewest fantasy points to SGs this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:46 pm
  • Kent Bazemore OK after hard fall
    Kent Bazemore had 22 points, four rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting in 30 minutes of Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: The 22 points tied his season high and he's actually hit that number in two of his last three games. Bazemore took a hard fall on his left arm and elbow late in the game but was able to stay in and shoot free throws, meaning he should be fine. He's hot right now, averaging 15.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five games, so make sure he's in your lineup whenever possible right now. This could be the season Bazemore lives up to the hype. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:29 pm
  • George Hill scores 16 points, hits three 3s
    George Hill hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 16 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes in Monday's loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: After scoring 16 and 21 points in his first two games of the season, Hill scored eight or fewer points in nine of his next 10 games. While tonight was a step in the right direction, Hill has taken a backseat to rookie De'Aaron Fox, who had 10 points, five assists and a 3-pointer on 3-of-10 shooting in 26 minutes. We're not ready to go back in on Hill, but he's worth keeping an eye on in case tonight wasn't a fluke. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:32 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder soreness) out Monday
    Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) will not play on Monday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Harris was a game-time call and coach Mike Malone said he's "definitely feeling better," and now he has a few days off to prepare for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. With Harris out, both Will Barton and Jamal Murray will get a nice bump in value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:33 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (right knee contusion) will play
    Eric Bledsoe (right knee contusion) is in the starting lineup on Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: "If he can go that means his knee is fine," coach Jason Kidd said about an hour before tip-off. Bledsoe made it through warmups just fine and this injury sounds relatively minor, so get the PG in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:58 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe (knee) a true game-time call
    Eric Bledsoe (right knee contusion) remains a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with Memphis.

    Advice: The Bucks may want to play it safe with Bledsoe, who hadn't seen the court for roughly three weeks before making his Milwaukee debut on Friday and has a history of knee issues, but we likely won't get official word until just prior to tipoff. If he's out, Malcolm Brogdon would return to the starting five and Khris Middleton would see some increased playmaking opportunities. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:27 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) a game-time decision
    Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) will be a game-time call for Monday's matchup with the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: "He’s definitely feeling better and was able to get some good treatment yesterday," said head coach Mike Malone. "For today he was able to participate in portions of shootaround." Harris going through portions of shootaround is encouraging, but we'll have a better idea on his status after he goes through his pregame routine. If he's able to get back out there, Will Barton will return to the bench and his minutes would take a minor hit. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:37 am
  • Jerryd Bayless out Monday, doubtful Wednesday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He's also considered doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers and doesn't have a timetable to return. T.J. McConnell will continue to see a bump in minutes in Bayless' absence and is averaging 6.4 points, 6.4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:03 am
  • Bledsoe (knee contusion) is a game-time call
    Eric Bledsoe is a game-time call vs. Memphis on Monday with a right knee contusion.

    Advice: The Bucks were worried about Bledsoe picking up an injury because he was off for nearly two weeks when the Suns were shopping him, but at least this sounds minor. If Bledsoe can't go, Malcolm Brogdon will likely move back into the starting lineup and would get a nice bump in usage, while Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton will have a little more weight on their shoulders as well. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:39 am
  • Danny Green (hamstring) hopeful for Tuesday
    Danny Green is hopeful to play on Tuesday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: Green was "rested" on Saturday vs. the Bulls, but he later revealed that he has a tight hamstring. He downplayed the injury and was a full participant at Monday's light practice, but expect another update on Tuesday morning after shootaround. If Green sits out again, Bryn Forbes would be worth a look as a short-term play after scoring 13 points in 34 minutes vs. Chicago. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:35 am
  • Kyrie Irving (face) is questionable Tuesday
    Kyrie Irving (face) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: After missing Sunday's game with a minor facial fracture, Irving has been fitted for a mask and has joined the team for their short trip to Brooklyn. The Nets are going to be without D'Angelo Russell (knee), so maybe the Celtics give Irving another game off to prepare him for Thursday's showdown vs. the Warriors. We'll know more on Tuesday morning after the shootaround, but look for Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier to benefit if Irving can't go. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:05 am
  • Paul George gets 37/8/5 with seven 3-pointers
    Paul George stepped up for the short-handed Thunder on Sunday, dropping 37 points (12-of-22 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), seven 3-pointers, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals.

    Advice: He lit up the Mavericks in the second half tonight, helping OKC earn some separation for their second straight victory. This one came without Carmelo Anthony, but over those two wins George is averaging a ridiculous 39.5 points, 5.5 threes, 8.5 boards, 6.0 assists and 2.5 steals. This could be a high-water mark, but even with Melo active there's no getting around the fact that PG-13 is a fantasy stud. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 7:11 pm
  • Wes Matthews scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting
    Wes Matthews had a night to forget vs. OKC on Sunday, missing all nine of his shots to finish scoreless with four rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: The veteran hasn't shot better than 39.3 percent since joining the Mavs in 2015-16, which accounts for the three worst shooting years in his nine-year career. If you can live with the rough FG%, however, he's holding onto top-100 value thanks to 3-pointers (2.5 per game), steals (1.2) and modest turnovers (1.8). Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 7:02 pm
  • Dennis Smith Jr. hits 6-of-17 FGs, scores 15
    Dennis Smith Jr. followed up Saturday's big game with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Thunder threw everything at the rookie defensively, with Russell Westbrook, Andre Roberson and even Paul George taking turns against him. He shot just 6-of-17 from the field with five turnovers, but hit a pair of 3-pointers and had enough all-around production to appease most owners. He's showing the type of upside owners envisioned on draft day, but there will be more bumps in the road -- he is 19 years old, after all. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 7:01 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores game-high 28 points
    The Pacers lost at home on Sunday, despite Victor Oladipo scoring a game-high 28 points on 11-of-17 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs in 36 minutes.

    Advice: This gives VO six games with at least 25 points this year, something he's never done more than eight times in a season. He added four rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers and one steal tonight, and his minutes were a game-high. After a three-game shooting slump this month, Oladipo has responded with stellar 22-of-37 shooting (59.5%) in his past two games. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 5:57 pm
  • Jaylen Brown leads BOS to 12th straight win
    Jaylen Brown helped the Celtics notch their 12th straight victory on Sunday, recording 18 points, three boards, three assists, two 3-pointers, two steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Jayson Tatum was also impressive in this one, finishing with 13 points, seven boards, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in his 33 minutes of floor time, and these two were in attack mode all game long, leading the charge on offense sans Kyrie Irving (face). Brown did appear to tweak his right shoulder fighting through a screen during the second half, but he played through it and was terrific defending DeMar DeRozan on the final possession, so we imagine he’ll be fine for Tuesday’s game in Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 3:11 pm
  • Marcus Smart scores 14 points with nine dimes
    Marcus Smart went 3-of-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from the stripe on his way to 14 points, nine assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes in Sunday's win.

    Advice: Smart did a nice job of attacking the basket, and an even better job of using the extra pass to turn good looks into great ones for his teammates. He’ll be much more involved in the offense while Kyrie Irving (face) is out, and with Irving uncertain for Tuesday’s game in Brooklyn, Smart could be in for a huge game against a team constantly giving up big lines to opposing point guards. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 3:01 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) questionable Monday
    Gary Harris (right shoulder soreness) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against Portland.

    Advice: After Monday, the Nuggets don't play again until Friday, so if Harris sits out Monday's game that would give him a full week to recover. Will Barton got the start in his place on Saturday and posted 26 points, nine boards, five dimes, four triples, one steal, one block and one turnover in 38 minutes, so he'd be someone to consider in DFS should Harris indeed need to sit out Monday's game. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 11:18 am
  • Marcus Smart is starting vs. the Raptors
    Marcus Smart will start against the Raptors on Sunday.

    Advice: With Kyrie Irving (face) out, the Celtics will start Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Aron Baynes and Al Horford. Smart is shooting 29 percent from the field this season, but give him a look if you need assists and steals. Terry Rozier is also looking at a bump in value and is coming off a 15-point game with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and two triples. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 10:55 am
  • Kyrie Irving (face) officially out Sunday
    Kyrie Irving (face) has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He has a minor facial fracture under his right eye and won't be at the arena. Irving is going to be fitted for a mask, and head coach Brad Stevens said he didn't know if Irving will be able to travel for Tuesday's game in Brooklyn. With Irving on the shelf, Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart get a significant bump in value, and Shane Larkin will likely be in the rotation again. Rotoworld.com Nov 12, 10:44 am
  • Bullseye: Jamal Murray scores career-high 32
    Jamal Murray was on the mark during a 125-107 victory over the Magic on Saturday, scoring a career-high 32 points with four rebounds, one assist and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Blue Arrow made 12-of-21 from the field and was on fire in the first quarter with 16 points. Coach Mike Malone continues to preach consistency for the second-year guard, so there will be added pressure on him against the Blazers on Monday. Murray also looked great off the ball and was able to convert his wide-open shots to earn this easy win in an up-tempo game. It's been a bumpy ride, but Murray has been awesome overall in his last eight with a 66.1 TS% and a 24.6 usage rate. He's also first on the team in net rating over that span. Yes, this is why we've been preaching patience for one of the best young shooters in the NBA. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 10:08 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha records five steals
    Thabo Sefolosha was in the starting lineup Saturday against Brooklyn with Rudy Gobert (knee) sidelined and he stepped up with nine points, nine rebounds and five steals across 32 minutes.

    Advice: Sefolosha did a good job with his quick hands, and his insertion into the starting five made sense since the Nets are a smaller team that likes to run. He did a good job at both ends of the floor and finished with a game-high plus-17 rating. It's uncertain if Gobert will need more time to heal, but Sefolosha might come off the bench Monday with a bigger Timberwolves team coming to Salt Lake. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 9:58 pm
  • Will Barton scores season-high 26 points
    Will Barton moved into the starting lineup for Gary Harris (shoulder) against the Magic on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Will The Thrill is playing some of his best ball of his career, and coach Mike Malone is giving him a lot of responsibility with the ball. On the year, Barton is averaging 15.1 points, 5.4 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.0 treys on 45.8 percent from the field. He's logging minutes at three positions and is a perfect example of how a bench player can put up strong value in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 9:55 pm
  • Manu Ginobili continues to rest
    Manu Ginobili (rest) did not get into the game Saturday against the Bulls, as he posted a third straight DNP-CD.

    Advice: The 40-year-old veteran wasn't needed, as the Spurs fired out of the chute for a big lead after the first quarter and they turned the game into a laugher in the second half. The lopsided nature of the score allowed Coach Gregg Popovich to use younger players like Davis Bertans, Darrun Hilliard and Brandon Paul, while limiting his veterans and giving them a much-needed rest. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 9:43 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe plays 31 minutes vs. Lakers
    Playing in his second game for the Bucks on Saturday, Eric Bledsoe finished with 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He made 4-of-13 FGs (0-of-6 from deep) and it will inevitably take him a while to fully mesh with his new team, but fantasy owners have to be thrilled. It didn't take long for him to get traded away from Phoenix, and his efficiency should quickly improve with defenses focused on Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. It's all-systems-go for EB's owners. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 9:24 pm
  • Dennis Smith turns in strong stat line
    Dennis Smith Jr. finished with 21 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots over 30 minutes in Saturday's 111-104 loss against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: There haven't been a lot of bright spots on the hardwood so far in the Metroplex this season, but DSJ and Harrison Barnes are certainly doing their part every night. Smith has turned up the intensity in November, hitting at least 3-pointer in each of his games while averaging 19.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game after averaging just 11.3 PPG, 5.7 APG and 3.0 RPG in six October outings. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 8:25 pm
  • Tyreke Evans gets 22/6/5 with three steals
    Tyreke Evans kept rolling on Saturday with 22 points (8-of-12 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), six assists, five rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 bench minutes.

    Advice: Don't look now, but Tyreke has surged into top-50 value and is on pace for his best-ever fantasy campaign with averages of 17.5 points, 2.0 triples, 4.8 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals and strong percentages. It's a sell-high moment for various reasons, but if you're not getting any bites there are worse options than simply hoping he doesn't cool off with Ben McLemore (foot) active. As usual, it boils down to Tyreke staying healthy. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 7:48 pm
  • Will Barton getting the start
    Will Barton will start for Gary Harris (shoulder) against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: He has been in a serious groove and now Barton could be looking at minutes in the upper 30s. His move to the first unit should also mean Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay get more run. Plus, Malik Beasley may see minutes in the upper teens. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 4:29 pm
  • Danny Green out, Rudy G 50/50, Forbes starts
    Danny Green (rest) is out, Rudy Gay is 50/50, and Bryn Forbes will start for Green against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a back-to-back set and Green will sit out at home. With him out, Forbes should get a huge opportunity while Patty Mills and Dejounte Murray could play next to each other. There should be a lot of value to be had in DFS here, especially with Forbes. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 3:55 pm
  • Kyrie Irving has a minor facial fracture
    Kyrie Irving suffered a minor facial fracture on Friday and he is currently listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: The good news is he did not suffer a concussion, and he's probably going to be able to wear a mask once the medical staff thinks he's ready to play. The Celtics will play again on Tuesday before they have a showdown against the Warriors, so that may be the target date. Until then, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier are headed for a bigger role with Shane Larkin the second unit -- Larkin was effective on Monday. Plus, there's plenty of usage that will go around. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 2:06 pm
  • Manu Ginobili (rest) doubtful for Saturday
    Manu Ginobili (rest) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: This is the second night of a back-to-back for San Antonio, so it makes sense they would rest their 40-year old veteran. Bryn Forbes and Brandon Paul should soak up most of the excess minutes created by Manu's absence. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 10:50 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) ruled out Saturday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This will be the third straight game Bayless has missed. T.J. McConnell has seen a slight uptick in minutes with Bayless sidelined. Dario Saric, playing alongside Ben Simmons, has been the biggest beneficary. Saric has posted two straight double-doubles and is averaging 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds over the Sixers last two games. Rotoworld.com Nov 11, 10:03 am
  • C.J. McCollum scores 17 points vs. Nets
    C.J. McCollum scored 17 points vs. the Nets on Friday, adding four assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: McCollum and Damian Lillard combined to hit 13-of-32 from the field as the Blazers dropped their second straight game. McCollum was coming off a monster 36-point game on Tuesday and should get back to his dominant ways against the Nuggets on Monday. With four games on the schedule in Week 5 and Week 6, his owners are in for a great couple weeks. Rotoworld.com Nov 10, 10:16 pm
  • Paul George breaks out with 42 points in win
    Paul George scored a season-high 42 points during a 120-111 win over the Clippers on Friday, adding nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: It was Indiana PG-13 with his season high in usage rate, true shooting percentage and assist percentage. George and the Thunder had a long post-game meeting after getting thumped on Thursday in Denver. They still need to figure out how they're going to play off each other, and it would be nice to see all three guys play well consistently -- Carmelo Anthony scored just 14 points. George will probably have some bad games to go with the good ones, but this monster stat line will make up for his next 2-3 subpar outings. Rotoworld.com Nov 10, 9:58 pm
  • Manu Ginobili scores 18 points vs. Bucks
    Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 18 points vs. the Bucks on Friday with three assists, one rebound, two steals and one triple in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He occasionally steps into the time machine for a big fantasy line, but he's way too inconsistent and is rested too much to help fantasy owners. In fact, there's a really good chance that he sits out against the Bulls on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Nov 10, 9:51 pm
  • Kyle Anderson double-doubles in loss to MIL
    Kyle Anderson double-doubled vs. the Bucks on Friday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He was 5-of-8 from the field and continues to be a sneaky source of fantasy value, as he's now averaging 7.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks and 1.0 turnovers in just under 27 minutes per game. Anderson will likely be irrelevant when Kawhi Leonard (quad) gets back, but it doesn't sound like that will be any time soon. Rotoworld.com Nov 10, 9:48 pm
  • Bledsoe scores 13 w/ 7 dimes in MIL debut
    Eric Bledsoe had a successful debut for Milwaukee in Friday's 94-87 win over the Spurs, scoring 13 points with seven assists, four rebounds, one steal and one triple in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The Bucks kept a close eye on his minutes since he hasn't played in an NBA game October 21st, but he appeared to be in excellent shape and meshed well with his new teammates. He finished 6-of-15 from the field and missed his only free throw with three turnovers, but all in all it was a solid showing with a 26.7 usage rate -- similar to his usage rate in Phoenix. The Bucks actually shortened their rotation with Malcolm Brogdon getting plenty of minutes (34) as well, so Bledsoe could be closer to 32 minutes in his next outing. Rotoworld.com Nov 10, 9:03 pm
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