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  • Serge Ibaka scores 18 points in win
    Serge Ibaka scored 18 points with eight rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers during a 94-86 win over the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Raptors actually haven't been too bad without Ibaka off the court, but he's putting up some good stats these days. In his last four active games, he's averaged 16.8 points, 7.0 boards, 0.8 assists, 0.5 blocks and 2.3 treys. He's been performing as expected as a sixth-round player since arriving in The North. DeMar DeRozan also added 18 points during this win. Rotoworld.com 49 minutes ago
  • Jakob Poeltl still finds his minutes
    Jakob Poeltl scored four points with three rebounds, one block and one steal in 18 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey still gave Poeltl some important run even with Serge Ibaka back. The biggest takeaway from this is that Jonas Valanciunas is even tougher to trust in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:29 pm
  • Harry B has another good game
    Harrison Barnes scored 23 points during a 94-86 loss to the Raptors on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and no turnovers.

    Advice: March has been a rough month for Harry B, but now he's got two good ones in a row under his belt. This month, he has his worst scoring average and efficiency compared to other full months. He's still a must-start player and has been much better than expected in reality after his big contract. The Mavs trail the Nuggets by 4.0 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:24 pm
  • Noel doesn't have a great start to experiment
    Nerlens Noel scored three points in 25 minutes as a starter against the Raptors on Saturday, adding eight rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Not a great start to the experiment. The Mavs want to figure out what Noel can do on the offensive end and how he can develop with Seth Curry, but it'll definitely be a work in progress with Curry not having the same PNR experience as his bro, Stephen. Still, Noel should be a lot better than this and should be starting in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:01 pm
  • Extra Cheese: Mindaugas Kuzminskas scores 19
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas matched his career-high 19 points against the Spurs on Saturday, adding one rebound, two assists and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks appear to want to get an extra look at Kuzminskas, who came off a 14-point Thursday in Portland. Of course, his minutes and stat output will be based on whether or not Carmelo Anthony (knee) gets shut down this season. There is a decent chance this happens, so Kuzminskas is worth a look in deep leagues until we have a clear picture on Melo's status. At this time, it'll be really hard to trust him in a weekly league when it comes time to set lineups on Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:24 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points vs. Cavs
    Markieff Morris scored 14 points with six rebounds and one block in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Morris at the five lineup has been useful and it certainly was in this win. In seven minutes today with Kelly Oubre in next to the four starters and Marcin Gortat out, they had a 67.8 net rating against the Cavs. Bojan Bogdanovic (back) not playing also gave Morris a slight bump. If Bogie does miss more time, Morris could be more of the mid-round guy we saw most of the season and not the late-round one since the break. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:48 pm
  • Kevin Love gets 33 minutes vs. Wizards
    Kevin Love scored 17 points with seven rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: The 33 minutes are a positive for Love after he played 29 minutes on Friday. The Cavs have cleared him for back-to-back sets, but he did have some major defensive issues in this game -- that may not be injury related. The Cavs have one back-to-back set in their upcoming four-game week and a total of three for the rest of the season. Love is safe to start for this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:18 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: This may have been sustained late in the game when he had some contact with Ryan Anderson. Cousins did finish the game and played the entire fourth quarter. We should have an update at shootaround, but there's a decent chance Boogie can give it a go. If not, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill should benefit. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis would do the heavy lifting, of course. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:40 pm
  • Serge Ibaka, P.J. Tucker starting at forwards
    Cory Joseph, DeMar DeRozan, P.J. Tucker, Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas will start against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Ibaka is back from his one-game suspension and should see plenty of minutes against the slower Mavs team. Tucker will also remain in the starting lineup with DeMarre Carroll (back) out, but we'll see a lot of Norman Powell off the bench. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:21 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 15 points
    Blake Griffin scored 15 points with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a big game for the Clippers and Griffin said having the tiebreaker over the Jazz could be important. Griffin also talked about how the Clippers will use the last part of the season to get better as a team, so that's an encouraging sign about him not getting rest. He's not playing his best, but his owners just have to keep rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:23 pm
  • Mo Buckets gets a double-double
    Marreese Speights scored 11 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Buckets can get some boards with his fourth double-double of the season. He actually had a dribble drive to the basket for a dunk, so that was cool (video in the link below). He's still not a fantasy option unless the Clippers rest their frontcourt. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:13 pm
  • Mavs in 'experimental mode' on Noel at C
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs are in "experimental mode" with Nerlens Noel as a starting center.

    Advice: In addition to Carlisle saying the Mavs "need" to look at Seth Curry as a PG, he added he wants to see how Curry and Noel go together. Noel did have a strong game on Thursday, so he should be getting some good run as the Mavs figure out where he is as a roll man with a 3-pointers guy. He should be starting in all formats tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:11 pm
  • Kenneth Faried probable for Sunday
    Kenneth Faried (shoulder) is probable to play against the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: This is standard stuff for the Nuggets to list guys as probable. Faried's minutes will be taking a hit with the Nuggets now healthy, but one small positive is Mason Plumlee barely played PF on Friday. Still, Faried isn't a fantasy option in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:00 pm
  • Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore out vs. Nets
    Paul Millsap (knee) and Kent Bazemore (knee) will not play against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: Millsap will now miss at least one week for his knee tightness. The Hawks are a disaster without Millsap and have lost all six games without him this season. His fantasy owners will have a decision on their hands for the upcoming week, but he is day-to-day. With him out, Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to be a main option while Taurean Prince and Thabo Sefolosha get some added run. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:03 pm
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  • Rudy Gay (Achilles) ahead of schedule
    Rudy Gay (Achilles) is out of his walking boot and said he's in the second stage of his rehab.

    Advice: He is doing some weight-bearing exercise and is doing some squats on his surgically-repaired Achilles. Gay continues to say he's ahead of schedule and is expecting to be ready to start the season. All this said, he's probably supposed to say this as he prepares for an important decision regarding his player option. Once he's ready to play, he will have several limitations on his playing time, so he's only shaping up to be a late-round pick next year. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:58 am
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  • Ryan Anderson (ankle) ruled out for Sunday
    Ryan Anderson (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: This news is not surprisingly. Anderson appeared to badly sprained his ankle Friday night when he landed on the foot of DeMarcus Cousins. At this point, it is unknown if Anderson will miss additional game(s) after Sunday, but the Rockets won't place too much importance on a few relatively meaningless regular season contests with the playoffs less than three weeks away. Eric Gordon may be inserted into the starting lineup on Sunday, with Trevor Ariza sliding to power forward. Sam Dekker will also see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:43 am
  • John Henson (thumb) likely to miss a week
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) is expected to be sidelined for approximately a week.

    Advice: Henson already missed two straight games after injuring his thumb in Portland on Tuesday night. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Greg Monroe and Spencer Hawes will see some additional minutes with Henson sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:11 am
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  • Hornacek hopes Noah will be cleared soon
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Saturday that he believes that Joakim Noah (knee) will be medically cleared to return this season.

    Advice: Getting Noah cleared is now a priority for the Knicks, as Noah's drug-related suspension can begin only once he is deemed physically able to play. If Noah is not cleared prior to the end of this season, he will have to serve the full 20-game suspension in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:03 am
  • Ryan Anderson (ankle) uncertain for Sunday
    Ryan Anderson (ankle) would not rule himself out of Sunday's game vs. OKC, but it appears he is unlikely to play.

    Advice: Anderson sprained his right ankle in the second half of Friday's win over New Orleans. The Rockets are essentially locked into the three seed; thus, it makes sense to assume their focus will be on getting their roster as healthy as possible for the postseason. If Anderson does not play on Sunday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle believes that the Rockets will likely start Trevor Ariza as the power forward and move Eric Gordon into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:32 am
  • Noah's suspension will not begin immediately
    The NBA announced on Saturday that Joakim Noah's 20-game suspension for a drug violation will begin only when Noah is "eligible and physically able to play."

    Advice: It was initially reported late Friday night that Noah would begin serving his suspension immediately, which meant he would be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 campaign. However, the Knicks have to prove he is actually able to play before the suspension can commence. Noah had knee surgery back on Feb. 27, and it was assumed he'd miss the rest of the regular season. It will be interesting to see if the Knicks attempt to prove he is "game ready" over the next few weeks. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:47 am
  • Draymond Green scores season-high 23 points
    Draymond Green scored a season-high 23 points with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: It's just his fourth 20-plus scoring game of the season. Green has scored in single digits for each of his last four games, which was somewhat surprising due to how he did have some added usage while Kevin Durant (knee) was out. Green's assists have still been great and the Warriors handed out 37 dimes in this win. The Warriors still only have a 2.5 game lead over the Spurs, so they may not rest too many games until they lock up the No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:17 am
  • Kosta Koufos scores two points
    Kosta Koufos scored two points with two rebounds, one assist and one block in 14 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He'll get more rest going forward and there is just no upside in fantasy right now. Even if you're in a 40-man league, go pick up someone else. The Kings may even shut him down to look more at their youth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:48 pm
  • More Skal stats coming?
    Skal Labissiere handed out a career-high eight assists against the Warriors on Friday, adding 10 points, 10 rebounds and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: It was very clear he was being used differently in this game. When Labissiere does get the ball, it's not usually in a set and most of it is when the game is out of hand. However, coach Dave Joerger made it seem like there will be some changes. "I think we've got to play through him," Joerger said. Labissiere should make an impact going forward for owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:44 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 33 points vs. HOU
    Anthony Davis scored 33 points during a 117-107 loss to the Rockets on Friday, adding 16 rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's four straight double-doubles for Davis, who hasn't really dropped off at all with Boogie Cousins back in the last three games. In those three, Davis averaged 26.7 points, 13.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. The drop in blocks could be due to Boogie because he's away from the basket more often, though. The bad news is the Pelicans are basically out of the playoffs, sitting in the No. 11 spot and trailing the Nuggets by 5.0 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:20 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 29 points
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 29 points with six rebounds, four assists, four blocks, one steal and five 3-pointers against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: It looks like all is right in the Boogie world. With one of his techs getting rescinded, he hasn't picked up a tech since his last one-game suspension, and his numbers have climbed since he missed Mar. 17 due to an injury. In those three games, Cousins averaged 28.3 points, 11.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.3 blocks and 3.7 treys. Sure, small sample size matters here, but this is still very impressive after such a rough start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:13 pm
  • NBA suspends Joakim Noah for 20 games
    The NBA has suspended Joakim Noah 20 games for violating its anti-drug program.

    Advice: This means he will be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 season. Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the CBA, but he cooperated fully with the league’s probe and the National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t "knowingly or willingly" violated the policy. Noah is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that he had on Feb. 27, and while he wasn't expected to return this season anyways, he recently started running and conditioning. That contract is looking pretty awful right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 15 points
    Nikola Mirotic scored 15 points with four rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: He seems to have his minutes locked down, but it's never a lock when coach Fred Hoiberg is calling the shots. The Bulls continue to be attacked relentlessly inside and some of that is on Mirotic. He's playing well enough to be owned in standard leagues, but just know the bad games are coming. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores nine off the bench
    Kenneth Faried scored nine points with three rebounds in 16 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He actually subbed in for Nikola Jokic in the first quarter, but that was pretty much it for his minutes as a center. There shouldn't be too much playing time available for Faried while the Nuggets are healthy, but almost any injury to the frontcourt would help him. Most owners can probably do better. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 21 points
    Danilo Gallinari made 2-of-12 from the field and 17-of-18 from the line for 21 points against the Pacers on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He did say he was "a little sore" after the game. "It was just really good to be out there," Gallinari said. While he didn't shoot the ball well and on top of being sore, he said he is going to get back in the gym and work on his legs a little bit. Coach Mike Malone doesn't usually go light on Gallo, so expect him to play solid minutes as long as he's active. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 24 points vs. Indy
    Wilson Chandler scored 24 points with four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: After the game, Chandler said he felt pretty good and sounded healthy. He said his groin contusion wasn't too serious and he was just getting treatment. He also said he had an acupuncture guy and spent "countless hours" with him. Chandler doesn't look like he'll be leaving many holes in the scoring department going forward, so keep him going. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Greg Monroe double-doubles vs. Hawks
    Greg Monroe double-doubled vs. the Hawks on Friday with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

    Advice: He finished 7-of-15 from the field with three assists in 26 minutes. The Bucks have been missing John Henson (ankle) for the last two games, but surprisingly, Monroe's minutes haven't gone up. Instead, Thon Maker has seen a slight uptick and Spencer Hawes has entered the rotation. Monroe is still worth deploying in standard leagues and just needs 24+ minutes to help his owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Paul George scores 27 points in loss
    Paul George scored 27 points with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Nuggets during a 125-117 loss on Friday.

    Advice: After the game, George said he's OK with being a "lone wolf" in the offense when he's going strong. George has seen his usage rate climb to 33.5 in his last five games, including 36.1 in the fourth quarter. George has also been extremely efficient with a 77.7 true shooting percentage in that fourth quarter time, so the Pacers should be leaning on him big time. George looks poised for a big finish as the Pacers look to fight for playoff seeding. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Markieff Morris doesn't do much vs. Nets
    Markieff Morris scored five points with one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: While this bad game is due to garbage time, Morris is kind of a shell of himself compared to what he was doing in February and January. In his previous March games, Morris only averaged 10.5 points, 6.2 boards, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals. He's still worth owning in most situations, but his owners should be lowering their expectations. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:37 pm
  • Ryan Anderson with badly swollen ankle
    Ryan Anderson (right ankle) had a badly swollen ankle after Friday's game.

    Advice: He sprained his right ankle after stepping on Cousins' foot and went straight to the locker room in the second half. Anderson said it's too soon to know about how much time he'll miss, but it didn't sound positive about playing against OKC on Sunday. If he's out, the Rockets will be rolling with more multiple-guard lineups and Sam Dekker should see some extra minutes. If you want to drop Ryno, it makes sense. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Kosta Koufos starting vs. the Warriors
    Kosta Koufos is starting vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: Koufos was rested on Wednesday vs. the Bucks, but should see his normal workload tonight. We still like Skal Labissiere's outlook going forward and Koufos could get more DNPs down the stretch, so Koufos belongs on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:16 pm
  • Kevin Love double-doubles in win
    Kevin Love double-doubled vs. the Wizards on Friday with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

    Advice: He shot an efficient 6-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, adding four assists and two turnovers. Coach Ty Lue said before the game that Love is not restricted to back-to-back sets anymore, and with Love playing 29 minutes tonight, he's likely going to give it a go on Saturday vs. the Wizards. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:41 pm
  • John Henson (thumb) out again for Friday
    John Henson (thumb) will not play against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be his second game out of the lineup. Spencer Hawes was in the rotation for the last game and scored 10 points, so he should be looking at a similar role. Henson was expected to be re-evaluated today, but there's no update on his status going forward. Besides Greg Monroe as a low-end guy, this is a situation to avoid in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:27 pm
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  • Danilo Gallinari starting, Plumlee to bench
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) will start and Mason Plumlee will move to the bench for Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: The Nuggets will go back to their old lineup with Gallo and Wilson Chandler at the starting forward spots. Coach Mike Malone usually plays Gallo huge minutes and he has played well since the break, so expect him to hit the ground running. Gallo's return should take away from Plumlee and Kenneth Faried. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:20 pm
  • Kyrie, LeBron & Love listed as starters
    Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson will start against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: The Cavs have a back-to-back with tonight's game and tomorrow with the Wizards coming to Cleveland. Coach Ty Lue said Love is not restricted to back-to-back sets anymore, so he could play in both games this weekend. Go ahead and get them in your lineups for tonight, but keep an eye out for some limited minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (shoulder) will play vs. Indy
    Kenneth Faried (left shoulder) will play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: He has a contusion and was questionable to play, but the Manimal gets an all clear before warmups. After a big 17-point Wednesday, it'll be interesting to see how he gets minutes with Danilo Gallinari back. Gallo's return will push Wilson Chandler to the four and the Nuggets do want to use Mason Plumlee at PF, as well. Faried would be a risky DFS or season-long play on a busy night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:36 pm
  • Faried (shoulder) questionable for Friday
    Kenneth Faried (left shoulder contusion) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Just when it appeared that Faried was injury-free and the Nuggets were at full strength, a new ailment pops up on the radar. Denver has plenty of depth up front with Danilo Gallinari (knee) expected to return to the lineup on Friday, so the Nuggets may prefer to err on the side of caution and keep Faried sidelined unless he is close to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 am
  • Gallinari (knee) says he will play Friday
    Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) said he will play Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Gallinari, who has missed four straight games, has clearly been inching closer to a return over the last few days. With Gallo back in the mix, the Nuggets will have their full complement of frontcourt players for the first time in quite a while. This will present a welcomed dilemma for coach Mike Malone on Friday. It will be interesting to see how Malone divvies up minutes amongst Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee, Will Barton and Juan Hernangomez. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 am
  • Nikola Mirotic determined to salvage season
    Nikola Mirotic said he is determined to salvage this season with a strong finish.

    Advice: "All season it was going a little bit up and down, but it's not how you start a season, it's how you finish it," Mirotic said. "For me, it's very important to have a strong finish." He is coming off a season-high 28 points on Wednesday, but fantasy owners have learned the hard way that it is perilous to trust Mirotic. He has not scored more than 15 points in consecutive games since the third and fourth games of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 am
  • Kuz scores 14 points in start
    Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 14 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes during a start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks will probably be getting an extended look at their European rookie. Kuzminskas was barely in the rotation before this game, so he would need Carmelo Anthony (knee) to get shut down. There's a decent chance that'll happen, especially with the Knicks on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention. Still, Kuzminskas' upside isn't too attractive, so most owners can wait for some concrete news on Melo before taking the plunge on Cheese. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:40 pm
  • Nerlens Noel puts up big stat line
    Nerlens Noel scored eight points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: That's more like it. Noel played terrific defense on Blake Griffin throughout this game, so that should help coach Rick Carlisle play him big minutes. He only played 19.0 minutes per game over his last three, but now that should change after this important win. Noel should start trending up and flirt with early-round value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:02 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 21 points vs. Dallas
    Blake Griffin scored 21 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He was coming off a mega dud with only 12 points against the Lakers on Tuesday, and still this line could've been better with only a 9-of-23 shooting line in this loss. Griffin's March has been underwhelming with only 18.0 points per game in his previous outings this month, so Blake just hasn't been right. The good news for his fantasy owners is that he still has two more games to go. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl to the rescue late
    Jakob Poeltl scored four points with six rebounds in 24 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: He played some big minutes in the second half to help the Raptors earn the comeback victory. Poeltl may not have picked up the run if Serge Ibaka wasn't suspended, so there's really nothing to this output going forward. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is that Poeltl is just another guy who can take minutes from Jonas Valanciunas. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Baker, Kuzminskas & Willy starting vs. POR
    Ron Baker, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Knicks are extremely shorthanded with Carmelo Anthony (knee), Derrick Rose (foot) and Lance Thomas (hip) not playing. Kuzminskas should be getting some heavy run as the starter, but it's tough to pick him up unless Melo gets ruled out for multiple games. Kristaps Porzingis is going to be doing some serious heavy lifting. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:38 pm
  • Nerlens Noel starting; Yogi Ferrell to bench
    Nerlens Noel will start and Yogi Ferrell will come off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Mavs will go with Noel as a start for just the second time. He blew up for 15 points and 17 boards in his first start, so hopefully coach Rick Carlisle plays him more than his 17 minutes from Tuesday. Get him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:36 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) questionable vs. Indy
    Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He's missed the last four games, but Gallinari at least had a chance to play on Wednesday. If Gallinari does make it back, coach Mike Malone will have a tough time getting everyone minutes. Wilson Chandler played mostly SF on Wednesday, which allowed Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee to hold down the minutes at the four. Gallo's return would also take minutes from Will Barton. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:40 pm
  • Paul Millsap (knee) ruled out for Friday
    Paul Millsap (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This will be his fourth game in a row on the shelf and it's not a good sign that he isn't traveling with the team. Atlanta's next game is on Sunday vs. the 14-56 Nets, so his owners are in a tough spot. With Millsap out, Ersan Ilyasova is worth streaming if you need a bump in points, rebounds and triples. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:51 am
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  • Mavericks were cautious with Noel in blowout
    Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said Nerlens Noel only played 17 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday due to the blowout.

    Advice: "[Noel] did a lot of good things [Tuesday] night, but I’m not going to play a guy coming off a sore knee meaningless minutes in a blowout," Carlisle said. "So if you’re asking for garbage minutes, that ain’t gonna happen." Carlisle added that Noel's knee is "doing really well," and it's worth noting that he should be looking at a nice workload on Thursday vs. DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers. He's averaging 9.5 points and 7.1 rebounds and 22.5 minutes through 10 games with the Mavs, but he should start trending up soon. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 am
  • Skal Labissiere scores eight points
    Skal Labissiere scored eight points in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes during a 116-98 loss.

    Advice: With Kosta Koufos resting, Labissiere was able to make his third NBA start. In his previous two, he only averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 boards, 2.5 blocks and 0.5 steals in just 17.5 minutes. He is clearly earning more run and the Kings will continue to rest players to allow Skal to play more. He's worth a long look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 pm
  • John Henson (thumb) to be re-evaluated on Wed
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) will be re-evaluated when the Bucks return to Milwaukee.

    Advice: Henson got hurt in Portland and he sat out Wednesday's game. Owners should consider him questionable to play vs. the visiting Hawks on Friday -- if he can't suit up, Spencer Hawes looks like the biggest winner after scoring 10 points in 18 minutes on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 pm
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  • Kenneth Faried scores 17 points on 8-of-15 FG
    Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Wednesday for 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting, nine rebounds, two steals and one assist in 19 minutes vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Faried was on a strict 20-minute limit as the Nuggets try to preserve his troublesome back, which cost him nearly a month before returning last Thursday. He was great tonight, but with his minutes down and the Nikola Jokic/Mason Plumlee frontcourt playing well, there's no reason to expect much from Faried down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) plays 41 minutes
    Wilson Chandler (groin) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, making 8-of-14 shots to score 18 points with one 3-pointer, five boards, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Chandler had missed the past four games, but he sure didn't appear rusty while playing a game-high 41 minutes tonight. He was slumping offensively prior to the injury, and it looks like the extended rest could lead to renewed efficiency over Denver's final 11 games. Make sure he's not floating on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Kevin Love plays 22 minutes in ugly defeat
    Kevin Love played only 22 minutes during Wednesday's game, posting nine points, three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two steals and one block.

    Advice: The Cavs' starters were crushed to begin the game and coach Ty Lue relied on his bench heavily tonight, to Love's detriment. He still managed to post a decent fantasy line, however, and at least he'll be well-rested for Friday's road game. The loss also makes it less likely that Cleveland will rest their key guys, as Boston is now just one game back for the No. 1 seed. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Paul George scores 37 points in loss to BOS
    Paul George scored 37 points in a 109-100 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: After a down February with only 17.8 points per game, George is on a roll in March. Even before this explosion, he was averaging 25.7 points, 7.7 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.0 treys in his previous 10 outings. George gets another friendly matchup against Denver on Friday, so he may be flirting with 40 for that game, as well. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:09 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 28 pts on 12-of-18 FGs
    Nikola Mirotic went off for a season-high 28 points on Wednesday, going 12-of-15 from the field with four 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and just one turnover in 39 minutes.

    Advice: We got the 'good' Mirotic tonight, as opposed to the guy who shot a combined 14-of-42 from the field (33.3 percent) in his previous four games. He's averaging just 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.9 blocks in March, while shooting 37.0 percent from the field. Tonight's game is a vivid reminder of his upside, but as every former Mirotic owner already knows, he's wildly inconsistent. Caveat emptor. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:40 pm
  • Collison, Hield, Afflalo, Skal & WCS starting
    Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein are starting against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Kings are resting Kosta Koufos, so Skal should be getting some good minutes in the first unit. The Kings should also roll with Georgios Papagiannis off the bench. Skal is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:30 pm
  • John Henson (thumb) ruled out Wednesday
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) will not play vs. the Kings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Greg Monroe stands to gain some minutes in Henson's absence, with Thon Maker and Mirza Teletovic also in the equation. It's possible that we'll even see Spencer Hawes or Terrence Jones crack the rotation. Henson is day-to-day so this doesn't have significant long-term implications. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:13 pm
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  • Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday
    Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Bucks.

    Advice: It's a home game for the Kings, so they'll give their fans a look at the youth today. Georgios Papagiannis had a productive weekend on the road and should be looking at minutes in the 20s. He's a sneaky guy to use in fantasy, especially with how the Kings are giving him the ball. Koufos is not worth owning in most fantasy leagues anymore. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:46 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) will play vs. Cavs
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He needed almost two weeks to recover from a groin contusion. Chandler has dealt with a lot of groin injuries in his career, so the Nuggets could ease him back into his role. It'll be interesting to see where he fits in with coach Mike Malone liking the Mason Plumlee starting lineup. Chandler is worth owning, but his upside is capped. Kenneth Faried may also lose minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Hawks will make decision on Millsap Thursday
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Atlanta will make a decision as to whether Paul Millsap (knee) will join the team in Milwaukee for Friday's game on Thursday morning.

    Advice: Budenholzer hinted on Monday that Millsap's absence could extend beyond two games (Monday and Wednesday), so we'll have to wait for the next official update on Thursday morning. With Millsap on the sidelines tonight, Ersan Ilyasova will earn another start and there will be some increased opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:05 pm
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  • Serge Ibaka suspended for one game
    Serge Ibaka has been suspended for one game.

    Advice: That means he's not going to play against the Heat on Thursday. Ibaka threw multiple punches at Robin Lopez, so he was clearly going to get at least one game. With him out, Jonas Valanciunas may actually play in the fourth quarter while Pat Patterson figures to get more run. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:54 pm
  • Chandler (groin) expects to play Wednesday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) was able to participate in shootaround on Wednesday and is expected to play Wednesday night vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Chandler had missed four straight games. If Chandler does play, he will eat into the minutes of Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Will Barton. Darrell Arthur (knee) is also expected to return on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) ruled out Wednesday
    Coach Mike Malone said that Danilo Gallinari (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: This will be the fourth straight game Gallo has missed. Fortunately for the Nuggets, both Wilson Chandler (groin) and Darrell Arthur (knee) are expected to return on Wednesday night. It is unknown if Juancho Hernangomez will draw another start in place of Gallinari. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:18 am
  • John Henson (thumb) questionable Wednesday
    John Henson (left thumb sprain) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Henson appeared to injure his left thumb on Tuesday night when Damian Lillard crossed him up, causing Henson to fall to the floor. If Henson is unable to play on Wednesday, Greg Monroe would soak up most of his minutes. Thon Maker would likely see an uptick in playing time as well. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:59 am
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  • Malone 'hopeful' Gallo and Chandler play Wed
    Coach Michael Malone said that he is "hopeful" that Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) will play Wednesday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: "Hopeful is the word I’d use," Malone said on Monday night. "We’ll have to wait and see how their continued rehabs go and how they’re feeling. For both of those guys it comes down to whether they’re comfortable enough and confident enough to go out there and play at a high level." Gallinari is currently listed as doubtful in the game notes, while Chandler is questionable. We should receive a reliable update after the Nuggets shootaround Wednesday morning. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:08 am
  • Draymond Green scores seven points in win
    Draymond Green hit just 2-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, seven rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout win over the Mavs.

    Advice: That makes four straight single-digit scoring nights for Dray, who is averaging just 6.5 points over his last four games. But he's also averaging 9.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five, so it's the 32 percent shooting that is holding him down. Even when he got loose for 20 points and a monster line a week ago, he hit just 4-of-13 shots in doing so. He's still obviously a must-start player and he probably doesn't care how bad his shooting is as long as the Warriors are winning, but it would be nice to see him make some shots against the Kings on Friday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:52 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins drops 41 w/ monster line
    DeMarcus Cousins dropped 41 points in a 95-82 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, adding 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was easily his best game with the Pelicans as he shot 14-of-27 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He became just the second player since '83 with 41+ points, 17+ rebounds and 5+ triples, and the first since Kevin Love did it in 2010. The Pelicans trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 3.5 games, so expect him to keep playing through some minor ailments -- he missed Friday's game with a right rib contusion and a knee issue. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Nerlens Noel plays 17 minutes in ugly loss
    Nerlens Noel played just 17 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and a block in Tuesday's blowout 112-87 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Noel was quiet on Sunday against the Nets and failed to score, and then was the victim of the blowout tonight. He should be fine going forward, as long as he's healthy enough to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:48 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 19 points in 40 minutes
    Anthony Davis played through an illness on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies and led his team to a 95-82 win with 19 points.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins carried the Pelicans with 41 points, but AD deserves a lot of credit for playing even though he clearly wasn't 100 percent. He finished 9-of-18 from the field after a rough start to the game, adding 13 rebounds in 40 minutes. The Pelicans are only 3.5 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so Davis will finish the season strong if his team remains competitive. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Harrison Barnes fizzles against former team
    Harrison Barnes did not get any revenge on the Warriors Tuesday, hitting just 2-of-10 shots for five points, four boards, two assists and a steal in 34 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout home loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Ouch. Barnes had just four points on Friday, bounced back with 19 on Sunday and then had tonight's disaster. the minutes are still there and the Mavericks are still trying to make the playoffs, sitting 3.0 games behind the Nuggets (and Blazers) for the final spot in the West. Barnes should bounce back against the Clippers on Thursday, although that one could also be heading for a blowout loss. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:32 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores eight points
    Nikola Mirotic scored eight points on 2-of-7 shooting vs. the Raptors on Tuesday.

    Advice: That's two duds in a row after his incredible three-game stretch. Mirotic is as streaky as they come, so he's going to a boom-or-bust fantasy option the rest of the way. The good news for his owners is that Bobby Portis (nine points in 21 minutes) wasn't much better. Mirotic added two rebounds, two assists and two triples in 26 minutes. The Bulls play three more times this week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:00 pm
  • Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez ejected Tuesday
    Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez were ejected from Tuesday's game in the third quarter.

    Advice: Both players got tangled up and punches were thrown, but none of them landed. However, a suspension for both players is a very real possibility. If Ibaka is suspended for Thursday's game vs. the Heat, Jonas Valanciunas would likely be the biggest winner, while Patrick Patterson and maybe even Lucas Noguiera would benefit. Ibaka finished with 16 points, six rebounds, one assist and two triples in 26 minutes. You can check out the incident in the link below. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:55 pm
  • Anthony Davis (illness) will play on Tuesday
    Anthony Davis (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Davis also got poked in the eye and hit in the shins during Sunday's game, but none of these ailments will force him to the sidelines. Make sure you've got The Brow active. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:43 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) doubtful Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Cavs.

    Advice: Gallinari was hopeful that he'd be able to return to the court for Wednesday's game, but now it's looking like it'll be his fourth straight game on the sidelines. With Gallinari unlikely, Juan Hernangomez could be looking at another start, and there will be more opportunity for Will Barton with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) questionable vs. CLE
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Chandler has missed the past four games, but he said on Monday that he was shooting to return on Wednesday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if Chandler is able to return to action, there will be less opportunity for guys like Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee. Jamal Murray's usage could also suffer a slight hit with Chandler active. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl earning trust of coach Casey
    Jakob Poeltl's improved play has helped earn the trust of Raptors coach Dwane Casey.

    Advice: "Every time you put him in, he does something positive," coach Casey said Monday. "There’s that trust, not only with myself but with his teammates. He’s doing positive things... He’s always in the right place, (makes) very few mistakes." Poeltl scored a career-high 12 points with seven rebounds in 23 minutes on Sunday. He's averaging 16.9 minutes over Toronto's last five games. While not on the radar in standard fantasy leagues, those in keeper leagues should keep an eye on him over these final few weeks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 am
  • Blake Griffin drops 30 points in win over NYK
    Blake Griffin dropped 30 points in Monday's easy win over the Knicks.

    Advice: He did all of his damage in just 31 minutes, shooting 12-of-19 from the field with six rebounds, one steal and one block. He also tied his career-high with three triples. Griffin didn't play in the fourth quarter tonight, so hopefully that means he won't be rested on Tuesday vs. the Clippers on the second night of a back-to-back set. The Clippers have four more games this week, so his owners should be in great shape. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:08 pm
  • Draymond Green held to two points
    Draymond Green scored two points with 10 rebounds, six assists and one steal vs. the Thunder on Monday.

    Advice: He was 0-of-4 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line, but this is basically his floor when his shot isn't falling. Green only played 26 minutes in the blowout win, so the good news is that he should be reasonably fresh for Tuesday's game in Dallas on the second night of a back-to-back set. Just double check his status to make sure he isn't rested. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:57 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points in return
    Markieff Morris (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: He didn't look limited and it's safe to say he's over his flu. Morris added four rebounds, one block and one triple in 31 minutes, and while he has slowed down significantly since the All-Star break, he's still a decent low-end option with three more games this week and four games next week. Hopefully he heats up soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:08 pm
  • Millsap (knee) could miss more than 2 games?
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer would not commit to Paul Millsap only needing two games off to rest up his left knee but did describe the injury as a "short term" issue.

    Advice: At the very least, Millsap will be on the sidelines for both Monday and Wednesday's games, and it sounds like there's a chance he could miss Friday's matchup in Milwaukee as well. Ersan Ilyasova will be one of the primary beneficiaries with Millsap on the shelf, and there will also be more opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Millsap owners can expect to get more than a few updates leading up to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:26 pm
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  • Markieff Morris starting, Smith to the bench
    Markieff Morris (illness) will return to the starting five for Monday's game against the Celtics, sending Jason Smith back to the bench.

    Advice: Morris will be returning from a two-game absence tonight, and there's been zero talk of a potential minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smith had a nice run in his previous two starts, but he'll likely return to being a non-factor with the second unit on Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:15 pm
  • Markieff Morris (illness) is probable Monday
    Markieff Morris (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Morris has been battling the flu and missed the previous two games, but he went through shootaround and it sounds like he's fully expected to return which will bump Jason Smith back to the bench. Morris has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues with four games on the schedule this week and next week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:32 am
  • Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) out Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This will be his third game in a row on the shelf, but it could also be his last -- Gallo said he's hopeful to play on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. The Nuggets have a total of four games this week, but starting Gallo in a weekly league is still pretty risky. Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray are all solid streaming options on Monday with Wilson Chandler (groin) also out. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:08 am
  • Chandler and Gallinari ruled out for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This is his fourth game in a row on the shelf, but both Chandler and Gallo are hoping to return on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. If he is able to play vs. the Cavs, that means his owners would still get him for three games. To be clear, he's still a very risky start in weekly formats. Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray will continue to get a bump in value until Chandler and Gallo are able to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins returned to action on Sunday March 19. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:02 am
  • Kevin Love strong in Sunday's return
    Kevin Love scored 21 points with 15 rebounds in Sunday's 125-120 win against the Lakers.

    Advice: Love was back after resting in Saturday's game against the Clippers and apparently the down time did him some good. He hit three triples and was active on the boards, looking good in the town where he played his college ball at UCLA. Love was markedly better than Thursday, his first game back after a long layoff following knee surgery. You can likely bank on Love resting during back-to-back situations and whenever the score gets remotely out of hand, as the Cavs need their big man for what they hope is another long postseason run. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:06 pm
  • Skal Labissiere hot from the floor
    Skal Labissiere ended up with 14 points and seven rebounds in Sunday's 118-102 loss against the Spurs.

    Advice: The rookie connected on seven of his nine field goal attempts and is now hitting 63.3 percent from the field (50-of-79) in 10 games in the month of March. Labissiere is logging plenty of time since the trade of fellow Kentucky alum DeMarcus Cousin to New Orleans and it's now his time to shine. He and another Wildcat, Willie Cauley-Stein, are the future in Sacramento in the middle. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:56 pm
  • Serge Ibaka shoots well from field
    Serge Ibaka was 7-of-11 from the field in Sunday's 116-91 victory against the Pacers, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds and a blocked shot in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Ibaka's .636 shooting percentage in the blowout win tied his best in 13 games since coming over from the Magic in a trade back in mid-February. While his offense has been better lately, he has managed just two blocked shots over past three games to give his fantasy owners a new reason to wring their hands and shake their heads. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:19 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl shoots well in extended minutes
    Jakob Poeltl scored a career-high 12 points with seven rebounds and two blocked shots in 23 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 116-91 victory over the Pacers.

    Advice: The rookie out of the University of Utah has been seeing plenty of playing time lately, but this was his most effective stat line. The minutes, points and rebounds were each career bests. For now, he is only worth monitoring in most seasonal fantasy leagues, but he is worth adding in the deepest of leagues as well as long-term keeper formats. The 7-footer has played 12 or more minutes in each of his past five outings and it appears he has jumped Lucas Nogueira in the pecking order in the middle. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:05 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (knee) double-doubles Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (knee) returned on Sunday with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Cousins had an MRI, which came back negative, and the fact that he played two days later confirms that it's not serious. The Pelicans host the Grizzlies on Tuesday, after which they don't play until Friday, so Cousins' knee should have plenty of time to heal. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Davis OK after minor injuries Sunday
    Anthony Davis survived a few minor injuries on Sunday to finish a 123-109 home victory with 28 points (11-of-16 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists and five turnovers.

    Advice: Davis got hit in the eye and banged shins with Karl-Anthony Towns, but neither injury cost him any time. We'll let you know if there's cause for concern. The good news is that the Pelicans' victory moves them closer to playoff contention, ensuring that New Orleans will do whatever they can to keep Davis on the court for a final push. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:55 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) starting Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) will start for the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: Cousins missed Friday's game but an MRI came back negative and he said he would play tonight, so hopefully he's in your active lineups. His return should dent Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage, but AD in particular has proven that he can post elite value even while playing alongside Boogie. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:13 pm
  • Paul Millsap (knee) ruled out for two games
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play in the next two games.

    Advice: That's not good after it sounded like he was getting rest on Saturday. The Hawks play Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, so hopefully Millsap can make it back for a big game against the Bucks on Friday. While he's out, Ersan Ilyasova becomes a player worth owning in all standard leagues. This news also helps guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and we should see Taurean Prince in the rotation. The Hawks will go smaller more often, as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:31 pm
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  • Nerlens Noel doesn't score vs. Nets
    Nerlens Noel did not score with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: The pace was not his friend in this game and Noel was in foul trouble. As a Mav, he was flirting with early-round value before this game, so there's no need to worry even though he's coming off the bench. The Mavs will need his pick-and-roll defense against the Warriors, Clippers and Raptors this week. Start him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:28 pm
  • Wilson Chandler questionable for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable for Monday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Due to some contact to his groin last Saturday, Chandler has missed his last three games. On Thursday, coach Mike Malone said he didn't know how much time Chandler would miss, so this is a good sign. Still, there is a chance he could miss time considering how many groin injuries he's had in his career. If he's back, this will likely take minutes from Kenneth Faried and perhaps the Nuggets won't go with as much Mason Plumlee at the four. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:09 am
  • Chandler, Gallinari are questionable vs. HOU
    Wilson Chandler (right groin contusion) and Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) have been upgraded to questionable for Monday at Houston.

    Advice: This is encouraging news after both players missed multiple games with their injuries. If Gallinari does return, that should take minutes from Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. It could also take away from Jamal Murray and Jameer Nelson because Murray likely wouldn't play as much SG. Hopefully, the Nuggets provide an update on Gallo Monday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:05 am
  • Draymond Green hands out 10 dimes
    Draymond Green scored eight points with eight rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in 30 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: It's his first double-digit assist game this month, which is somewhat surprising because of Kevin Durant (knee) not playing. Green's usage is up this month while he's also seen an increase in blocks and boards, which should have something to do with KD not being around, too. Expect him to have some massive stat lines to finish the season. As a quick aside, his defense has been so good it's almost like he's listening in on the team's plays because it seems like he knows exactly what's coming. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:49 pm
  • Ryan Anderson scores 10 points with 4 boards
    Ryan Anderson scored 10 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did have to go to the locker room for a cut on his face with about a minute left in the first half -- Anderson did start the second half. Somewhat surprisingly, Anderson's usage rate is actually up after the break, but his efficiency and minutes are both down quite a bit. He actually hasn't really been worth owning in standard leagues and is only a specialist. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:19 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 11 in lss
    Kenneth Faried scored 11 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: He's playing well and is back to seeing minutes at mostly power forward. In his last two games, he's played 15 minutes next to Nikola Jokic, 22 minutes next to Mason Plumlee and four minutes as the lone big man. Faried's upside still isn't that high with Mason Plumlee being successful and Wilson Chandler (groin) returning would hurt him even more, so he's not the best pickup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:55 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores five points in start
    Nikola Mirotic scored five points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes during his start against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Typical Mirotic. He remains one of the most inconsistent players in the NBA, so flopping in the start tonight is not a surprise at all. Speaking of surprises, Mirotic said he was surprised when he found out he was starting today. He's worth a pickup, but anyone with a short fuse on frustrating players may just want to sit this one out. The Bulls do need scoring, though. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:04 pm
  • Marreese Speights plays 15 minutes
    Marreese Speights returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers and scored seven points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one triple in 15 minutes.

    Advice: He's a per-minute monster, but he usually doesn't play much when Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are both active. Give him a look in DFS the next time Griffin or Jordan rest. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:38 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 23 points
    Blake Griffin scored 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting in Saturday's easy win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Griffin was returning from a maintenance day, so that explains why he still played 31 minutes in the 30-point blowout. He added eight rebounds, four assists and one triple, and his fantasy owners should be in great shape with five games on the schedule next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:20 pm
  • Greg Monroe is available Saturday
    Greg Monroe is available to play on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Monroe was ejected on Friday vs. the Lakers for shoving Nick Young, but the NBA isn't going to step in and issue a suspension. Get him active. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:41 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic starting over Bobby Portis
    Nikola Mirotic will start over Bobby Portis on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He's certainly earned it with averages of 17.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 3.3 triples over his last three games. Consistency has always been his biggest issue, but hopefully he can keep his momentum going tonight. He clearly has the hot hand right now and should be deployed in standard leagues. Portis can be dropped. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:20 pm
  • Kevin Love will not play on Saturday
    Kevin Love will not play on Saturday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This isn't surprising at all with the Cavs resting Love on the front end of a back-to-back set. It actually wouldn't even be a surprise to see him rest on Sunday, too. The Cavs are playing with house money on Love because he beat his timetable to return. He'll be seeing several games off as the Cavs get ready for the postseason. Channing Frye will start and benefit most tonight. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:10 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores 13 points
    Skal Labissiere scores 13 points during a 110-94 loss to the Thunder on Saturday, adding four rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: While this line probably made his recent owners frown after a 32-point explosion in Phoenix on Wednesday, it could have been a lot worse. He committed three fouls in his five first-quarter minutes and really didn't have anything going until the fourth. Labissiere continues to show he has terrific moves in the halfcourt and the Kings are starting to feed him the ball more. The Kings are also using him in more lineup combinations as a small forward, which may help if the Kings decide to go with a very big lineup. Labissiere probably won't be a difference-making add, but he should be owned in standard leagues as the Kings try to identify what his limits are. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:00 pm
  • Markieff Morris (illness) out vs. Charlotte
    Markieff Morris (illness) is out against the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did travel, but he is going to miss both games of the back-to-back set. Morris should be well enough to play on Monday night against the Celtics. For tonight, Jason Smith will look to build off his stunning 17-point Friday. That is unlikely to happen again, but feel free to chase that line in a much worse matchup against Marvin Williams. Otto Porter, Bojan Bogdanovic and Ian Mahinmi may also slightly benefit. Daily Slant: John Wall’s usage jumps 6.7% when Morris is off and Smith is on – 38.7% over a 286.4-minute sample. Smith’s rate drops a touch - 1.4% to 16.3% - when he shares the court with Wall but he manages to produce 0.77 FD points and 0.82 DK points per minute. At minimum salary, he’s projects as our top value option. Both players are solid targets as Charlotte allows the 11th-most fpts per game. Wall will have lower ownership - we’re projecting 15-17.5%. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:47 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores nine points
    Kosta Koufos scored nine points with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 23 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: He is playing through a right hand injury and does have two fingers taped. According to the Kings broadcast, Koufos said he is going to have to play through it for a month or so. Perhaps this will be a reason to hold Koufos out of games as the season winds down. With Georgios Papagiannis turning in his best game as a pro, we'll likely be seeing Koufos' playing time start to fade. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:40 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left knee) out for Saturday
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play on Saturday against the Blazers.

    Advice: It will be his first game out of the lineup since Dec. 3. This is not on a back-to-back set and it's not on the road, so this isn't just rest for the 32-year-old forward. Ersan Ilyasova gets a big bump and Mike Muscala should also be in the rotation this evening. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:20 pm
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  • Cousins (knee, ribs) expects to play Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) said he expects to play Sunday vs. the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Cousins was a late scratch on Friday night as he is dealing with a right rib contusion and a knee issue. Boogie had an MRI on the knee, and fortunately, it came back negative. If he does, in fact, return to the lineup on Sunday, Dante Cunningham would get bumped back to the bench. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will also have their usage rates reduced a bit. As of now, there is now word as to whether the Pelicans plan to keep Boogie on a minutes restriction on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:11 am
  • John Henson blocks four shots in win
    John Henson blocked four shots on Friday vs. the Lakers with eight points, nine rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Greg Monroe was ejected in the third quarter, so Henson closed this game out for the Bucks and played well. He's averaging 6.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over his last five games, but the problem is that he's getting just 17.6 minutes per game in that span and coach Jason Kidd has pulled him out of the rotation in the past without warning. For now, he's more of a deep-league pickup if you need blocks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:30 pm
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  • Anthony Davis scores 24 points with 15 boards
    Anthony Davis scored 24 points during a 128-112 win over the Rockets on Friday, adding 15 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: It was still a solid game, but most AD owners probably had higher hopes. In fact, Davis has a 37.4 usage rate in his minutes without DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) since the break, which tops his 29.1 usage rate with Boogie. He's also way better on the glass with a terrific 19.2 total rebounding rate without DMC. If Cousins is out again, AD vs. Karl-Anthony Towns should be a treat. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:26 pm
  • Greg Monroe ejected on Friday vs. the Lakers
    Greg Monroe was ejected from Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Nick Young pushed Malcolm Brogdon after a hard foul, but Monroe came over and aggressively shoved Young in the neck area. While a suspension isn't likely, it wouldn't hurt to confirm his status for Saturday's game vs. the Warriors just in case. Monroe finished with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and three blocks in just 16 minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:25 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 15 points in loss
    Nikola Mirotic kept his foot on the gas with 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two triples in 32 minutes vs. the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: Bobby Portis was invisible in 16 minutes and Mirotic played down the stretch when it mattered the most. While he hit just 6-of-16 shots from the field, his upside has never been a question -- his lack of consistency is his biggest issue. With that said, he's looked great in three straight games with averages of 17.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.7 blocks and 3.3 triples. Mirotic has the hot hand right now and belongs in fantasy lineups. The Bulls play four games next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:19 pm
  • Harry B only scores four points
    Harrison Barnes scored four points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes against the 76ers during a 116-74 loss on Friday.

    Advice: There really isn't much analysis needed here besides the Mavs just getting run out of the building. Barnes was scoring 20.1 points per game in his previous 10 games, so basically just throw this game out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:49 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scores nine in Philly return
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench in Philadelphia on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He received a standing ovation when he checked into the game and responded with a wave to the crowd. Noel's playing time likely would've been higher had this game been closer, so don't read to much into those 19 minutes. He has been third-round player in his previous 10, so keep him rolling. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:32 pm
  • Nerlens Noel off bench; Dirk starting at C
    Nerlens Noel will come off the bench against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be Yogi Ferrell, Seth Curry, Wes Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup. Noel should still be getting some decent minutes against his former team, so he should be in all fantasy lineups. He's a viable DFS play, too. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:53 pm
  • Markieff Morris out; Jason Smith starting
    Markieff Morris (illness) will not play against the Bulls on Friday and Jason Smith will start in his place.

    Advice: He has a sinus issue and this news came out of nowhere just a few minutes ago. With Morris out, Smith should see minutes close to 20, but you can bet the Wizards will use a lot of lineups with Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic at the forward spots. Plus, Marcin Gortat's minutes are also safer because Morris has played a lot of five recently. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:32 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) out for Friday
    DeMarcus Cousins will not play on Friday due to left knee soreness and a right rib contusion.

    Advice: He likely suffered the right rib contusion when James Johnson kicked him in the chest on Wednesday night. The knee injury is a little more concerning and Cousins even had an MRI. The good news is results were negative for structural damage. Hopefully, Cousins is only day-to-day going forward. For tonight, Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will go back to being studs while there are more shots for Jordan Crawford and more minutes for Dante Cunningham. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:35 pm
  • Blake Griffin not on the injury report
    Blake Griffin will return to game action against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He rested on Thursday night and the Clippers did not fare well in a loss to the Nuggets. Griffin's offensive output has fallen off this month with a 9.4 points per game drop compared to February. Griffin only scored 13 points against the Cavs in his last game against them, but he figures to have a better game on national TV. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:38 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari out vs. HOU
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) will not be available for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Both of these forwards do not have a target date, but coach Mike Malone said there was a chance they come back soon. However, getting ruled out a day in advance is usually not a good sign for the next few games. With Gallo and Chandler out, Will Barton went off with a career-high 35 points on Thursday while he also saw a few more Jamal Murray minutes at the two. Barton should be owned in all leagues while Murray is starting to trend up as a pickup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
  • Wilson Chandler out again for Saturday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will not be available for Saturday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: The Nuggets haven't really missed Chandler too much these days thanks to their success with the Mason Plumlee and Nikola Jokic lineups. Besides Plumlee, Juancho Hernangomez should benefit, and he did score nine points with five boards, one steal and one trey in 26 minutes on Thursday. Kenneth Faried should also get minutes. Plumlee is probably the only one worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:21 pm
  • Draymond Green fills stat sheet in 25 minutes
    Draymond Green played just 25 minutes and still had nine points, 11 rebounds, six dimes, a steal and a block in Thursday's 122-92 win over the Magic.

    Advice: This game was basically over after the first quarter when the Dubs opened up a 34-20 lead and then they blew it wide open in the third quarter. Green, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry were all fantastic tonight, and Green is rolling right now, averaging 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 3.5 blocks in his two games since returning from a rest day. And if tonight's game had been just a little bit close, he probably would have finished with a triple-double. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:07 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 12 in return
    Kenneth Faried (back) returned from a nine-game absence on Thursday with 12 points, six rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone said he wanted to keep his minutes down and he was able to do so in the easy win. Faried played well and even had some confidence on some jumpers. "I'm happy to be back. Watching them from the bench was hard. You want to be out there having fun. I felt like a kid again," Faried said. Given the success of Mason Plumlee, Faried isn't really a great add. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:07 pm
  • Mo Buckets scores eight in a start
    Marreese Speights scored eight points with five rebounds, one turnover and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's his second start this season after he didn't make a start at all last season. That first start also came in Denver, so there may be a trend here for coach Doc Rivers next season. Speights will be moving back to the bench against the Cavs on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:38 pm
  • Paul Millsap struggles in loss to Grizzlies
    Paul Millsap hit just 3-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, three rebounds, a steal and a block on Thursday, and was dominated by JaMychal Green, who has been struggling lately.

    Advice: It wasn't a great night for Millsap or the Hawks and this was his lowest scoring night in the month of March. Millsap had been playing well and power forwards tend to have a ton of success against the Blazers, who the Hawks face on Saturday night. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:02 pm
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  • Serge Ibaka scores 10 points
    Serge Ibaka scored 10 points with three rebounds, one assist and one block in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday during a 123-102 loss.

    Advice: No revenge game this time. That hot start from Serge has gone south in The North. In his last three games, Ibaka averaged 6.3 points, 5.3 boards, 2.0 blocks and 0.3 treys. Obviously those blocks are great and his minutes are still likely to be over 30 when the Raptors are in a close game. Expect him to flirt with early-round value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:00 pm
  • Kevin Love goes for 10 & 9 in return
    Kevin Love returned from knee surgery on Thursday and hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Baby steps, right? He looked pretty good and should see his minutes count slowly increase as the season winds down. But the fact he nearly double-doubled in his first game back is a great sign, so owners should plan on deploying him any time he's going to play for the Cavs. Just make sure he's in the lineup when the Cavs go back-to-back this Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 24-25, Mar. 30-31, Apr. 4-5 and Apr. 9-10. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:51 pm
  • Kenneth Faried coming off the bench
    Kenneth Faried is available off the bench on Thursday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone hinted Faried my not be where he needs to be, which is to be expected after he had such serious back pain. It may take him a few games to get going, so his potential fantasy owners may not want to add him if they have to wait a week for decent production. His upside isn't great anyway with Mason Plumlee playing well. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:33 pm
  • Mo Speights, Austin Rivers will start vs. DEN
    Marreese Speights and Austin Rivers will start for DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin on Thursday against the Nuggets.

    Advice: It's just a spot start with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan out for tonight. Speights should have plenty of treys coming his way and he will have his hands full against Nikola Jokic. We should see some Brandon Bass behind him, as well. Mo Buckets is a solid stream or DFS play tonight in a high-scoring game, but isn't really an add beyond today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:29 pm
  • Wilson Chandler's return date is unclear
    Coach Mike Malone said Wilson Chandler (groin) doesn't have a definitive timetable.

    Advice: There's a chance Chandler can make it back over the weekend, but he still isn't practicing yet. Chandler's fantasy owners will have to weigh if they want to keep him stashed, especially with the fantasy playoffs starting in several leagues. While he's out, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Juan Hernangomez should pick up the minutes at the four. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:58 pm
  • Kevin Love (knee) back in the starting lineup
    Kevin Love (knee) will return to the starting lineup on Thursday against the Jazz.

    Advice: He is going to have a minutes limit, but this is wonderful news for the Cavs. They'll have about a month to get him back on track before the first round of the playoffs. The Cavs will almost certainly rest him in some back-to-back games. Make sure he's not still sitting on the waiver wire right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:20 pm
  • NBA likely to rescind Cousins' Wednesday tech
    DeMarcus Cousins' technical foul from Wednesday night in Miami will be rescinded, according to Justin Verrier of ESPN.

    Advice: This is great news for the Pelicans because Boogie will be suspended for every two techs going forward. With this tech being dropped, Cousins is back down to 18 on the season. That would mean he needs two more techs to get a suspension instead of one. He'll be ready to roll on Friday against the Rockets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:05 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (back) will play Thursday
    Kenneth Faried (low back) will play on Thursday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Faried has looked good in practice and he's ready to return from a nine-game absence. Wilson Chandler (groin), Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Darrell Arthur (body) have all been ruled out already, so Faried is a low-end pickup if you need to stream some boards. He could be limited right out of the gate, but we'll pass along his restrictions if the Nuggets provide another update. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:23 am
  • Nerlens Noel hints that his knee is fine
    Nerlens Noel said he sat out three games with left knee soreness as more of a precaution.

    Advice: He said the swelling was a "result of overuse" while trying to get up to speed with the Mavericks. "It's not like I'm handicapped," Noel said. "I could move around. It's just something I chose not to play through." He looked fine on Wednesday vs. the Wizards with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one block, and as long as the Mavs can stay within striking distance of the No. 8 seed, Noel's value should trend up. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:49 am
  • Kosta Koufos looks good in his return
    Kosta Koufos scored 13 points with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 20 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Koufos was back in the starting lineup after getting rest on Monday. He looked to be on his way to a really strong game, but Skal Labissiere went scorched-earth mode in the fourth and Koufos never checked back in. Koufos did rest on Monday and there's a very good chance he's not going to play on Friday. He can't be owned in fantasy with so much uncertainty about his status going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:43 pm
  • Skal Labissiere explodes for career-high 32
    Skal Labissiere scored a career-high 32 points against the Suns on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The youth movement is on. Skal went berserk in the fourth quarter, scoring the Kings' first 15 points of that frame and scoring 21 total in the fourth. Clearly, he's going to be getting more minutes as the Kings pick their spots on what veterans they will rest next to him. He's been extremely efficient and he's also shown improvement on the glass on defense. He won't be this good, but he should be picked up in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:24 pm
  • Marreese Speights likely to start Wednesday
    Marreese Speights posted five points, six rebounds and one block in 11 minutes on Wednesday, and he's likely to start vs. the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Clippers are resting both DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, who won't even travel, so Speights is all but assured big minutes in a starting role. Denver has been stingy against opposing PF/Cs over the past three weeks, with Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee patrolling the paint, but Speights is still worth a look as a dirt-cheap DFS play. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:11 pm
  • Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan out Thursday
    DeAndre Jordan (rest) and Blake Griffin (rest) will not travel to Denver for Thursday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Even after a tough loss at home, coach Doc Rivers will hold his bigs out against another playoff contender. Griffin hasn't exactly played well lately and finished Wednesday with 18 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. With him out, there will be a lot of usage to go around while Marreese Speights, Brandon Bass and the guards should also benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:33 pm
  • Ryan Anderson goes scoreless
    Ryan Anderson did not score on Wednesday with two rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did take a shot to the mouth in the second quarter and went to the locker room. Anderson did return to start the second half, but he didn't play in garbage time to keep his minutes down. He's really just a specialist at this point. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:22 pm
  • Anthony Davis (ankle) plays 35 mins Wednesday
    Anthony Davis (ankle) logged 35 minutes on Wednesday, posting 27 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three blocks, while making 7-of-17 field goals and 13-of-18 free throws.

    Advice: Davis briefly exited Tuesday 's game with a left ankle injury, but he was never in danger of sitting out tonight. He's a brutal matchup for any big man and Miami starts Luke Babbitt at PF, so it wasn't shocking to see him parade his way to the free throw line tonight. The loss drops New Orleans 5.5 games out of the No. 8 seed, but they show no inclination to rest their key players. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic has another solid game
    Nikola Mirotic scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was 3-of-10 from the field and made all five from the line. Mirotic is coming off a big 24-point Monday night. On top of the two games with big minutes, Mirotic should get a usage rate increase if Dwyane Wade (elbow) needs to miss time. He makes sense as a pickup, but everyone knows he could be a DNP-CD within the next week. There's nothing wrong with riding the hot hand in fantasy during March, of course. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • Markieff Morris quiet in loss to Mavericks
    Markieff Morris was quiet during Wednesday's home loss, fouling out with five points on 2-of-6 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Head coach Scott Brooks wanted his team to lock in defensively after a tough loss to the Wolves, but instead they gave up 112 points on 50.6 percent shooting to the Mavs tonight. Morris has been a mid-round value since the break, so owners should give him a pass for this unusually quiet performance. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • Paul George drops season-high 39 vs. Hornets
    Paul George poured in a season-high 39 points on Wednesday, sinking 15-of-21 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with six 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

    Advice: PG went 6-of-10 from deep tonight, helping the Pacers avoid a losing streak by beating the Hornets 98-77. George and Nate McMillan both said after Tuesday's loss that the Pacers hadn't played "the right way" vs. the Knicks. "Stop moving the ball, start taking quick shots, stop screening. Stop defending. Stop playing together," McMillan said. "When you don’t play the game the right way, you show up looking like that." They solved those problems tonight, and despite the team's inconsistency, George's owners have been enjoying top-20 value since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • Ty, Buddy, Arron, Kosta & Willie starting
    Ty Lawson, Buddy Hield, Arron Afflalo, Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Koufos is back after a night off and he should be looking at minutes in the 20s. Now that he's likely going to rest more often, he's not really a reliable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:58 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins goes to the locker room
    DeMarcus Cousins went to the locker room with 1:35 left in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and did not return.

    Advice: He went up to block a shot and James Johnson inadvertently kicked him in the side. Cousins was down on the floor for a minute and stood near the bench for another two minutes or so. This game was decided, so Cousins leaving may have just been to keep him from getting a technical. He also picked up his 19th tech in this game, finishing with 19 points, nine boards, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:55 pm
  • Jrue, Selden, Hill, Davis & Cousins starting
    Jrue Holiday, Wayne Selden Jr, Solomon Hill, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis will start against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Brow is back after an injury scare on Tuesday. He looked fine in his return and even checked back in late in the fourth quarter with a 19-point lead. He should he all set for tonight and hopefully he can avoid another trip to the locker room. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:18 pm
  • Kevin Love (knee) could play this weekend?
    Kevin Love (knee) could return to the court as soon as Saturday's game vs. the Clippers, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    Advice: Love was able to practice two days in a row, and while Wednesday's practice was just a light 20-minute workout, there have been whispers that he's looking to get back to the court by this weekend. Tyronn Lue said that he'll start as soon as he's cleared to play, so it makes sense to grab him if you're currently in a bye-week, or you have an open IR-slot. Just know that even if he's starting, his minutes will likely be relegated to the lower-20s for at least the first few weeks of his return. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:19 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari out vs. LAC
    Wilson Chandler (right groin contusion) and Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) will not play against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: This Saturday groin injury will keep him out for at least a week with the Nuggets not playing again until Mar. 18. Chandler was able to return from this injury during that game, but it's become worse over time. He should be considered questionable for Saturday. While he's out, expect more run for Mason Plumlee, Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and more shots for the wings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (low back) is questionable
    Kenneth Faried (low back) is questionable against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: This is expected news with Faried looking good in practice, according to coach Mike Malone. Faried could actually be stepping into a nice role with Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) ruled out for Thursday. He's still not a strong pickup until he proves otherwise. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:19 pm
  • Kevin Love (knee) goes through light practice
    Kevin Love (knee surgery) went through a light practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cavs only practiced for 20 minutes on Wednesday, so it was definitely a very light practice, but head coach Tyronn Lue did seem to hint that Love is on the cusp of a return. Love also got in some 3-on-3 work on Tuesday, and while he's still not officially been cleared to play, he's going to attempt to get back on the court sometime during Cleveland's upcoming four-game road trip (possibly this weekend). Lue said that Love will start once he's cleared, so he should be considered must-own in leagues with an IR-spot. Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson will lose most their value once Love is back on the court. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:29 am
  • Anthony Davis not on the injury report Weds
    Anthony Davis is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Davis tweaked his left ankle during Tuesday's win over the Blazers, but he played through it, and him not being on the injury report suggests that he'll be just fine for tonight's game against Miami. Feel free to get him active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:53 am
  • Draymond: 20 pts, 8 dimes, 6 blocks, 4 steals
    Draymond Green posted one of the best fantasy lines of the season in Tuesday's 106-104 win over the 76ers, racking up 20 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, six blocks, four steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Incredible. Hakeem Olajuwon is the only other player to reach those totals in a single game. Green finished 4-of-12 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line, turning the ball over just once in 38 minutes. Apparently the rest day against the Spurs on Saturday paid off. Green made a strong case for the Defensive Player of the Year Award and helped the Warriors rally back from a 16-point deficit to end their three-game losing streak. He gets a matchup with the Magic on Thursday and the Bucks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:29 pm
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