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  • Mason Plumlee returned to action on Sunday November 19. Yesterday, 11:54 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma hits 7-of-11 shots for 17 points
    Kyle Kuzma finished Sunday's win vs. the Nuggets with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Luke Walton reportedly "challenged Kuzma to focus on his all-around game" prior to this contest, and he yanked him early tonight after some ill-advised shots. The playing time was easily Kuzma's lowest in November, but nothing suggests this will become a trend. He'll clear 30 minutes vs. the Bulls on Tuesday and remains a solid option in almost every fantasy format, despite a lack of defensive stats. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Kenneth Faried logs nine bench minutes
    Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Sunday for two points and three rebounds in nine minutes.

    Advice: Nikola Jokic was ejected early and Paul Millsap (wrist) didn't play after halftime, but it was guys like Mason Plumlee and Trey Lyles who benefited the most. That speaks volumes about Faried's lack of fantasy appeal in Denver. Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Julius Randle gets 24/7/5, hits 11-of-18 FGs
    Julius Randle lit up the Nuggets on Sunday for a season-high 24 points on 11-of-18 shooting, hitting one 3-pointer with seven rebounds, five assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Randle played 32 minutes, after logging just 16 minutes vs. Phoenix on Friday, and after the game coach Luke Walton said, "When [Randle] plays like he did tonight, he's as good as anyone in this league]." Nikola Jokic (ejection) and Paul Millsap (wrist) were both out after halftime tonight, and Randle deserves credit for taking advantage of the situation, but we're skeptical since Kyle Kuzma is playing well at PF and Larry Nance (hand) is due back soon. Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Mason Plumlee starts 2nd half for Jokic
    Mason Plumlee started the second half of Sunday's game in place of Nikola Jokic (ejection), finishing with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Jokic's ejection was questionable, at best, and there's almost no way that he'll face further punishment from the league. As such, there's no reason to think Plumlee will help fantasy owners vs. the Kings on Monday. He made 4-of-6 shots tonight, but emphasized one of his fantasy weaknesses with a 2-of-10 mark at the FT line. Yesterday, 9:40 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. Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Trey Lyles plays well w/ Millsap (wrist) out
    Trey Lyles took advantage of expanded minutes with Paul Millsap (wrist) leaving early on Sunday, posting 10 points, eight rebounds and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: Lyles has scored more than five points just twice this season, but he'd be worth a speculative pickup if Millsap is ruled out for an extended period. To be clear, Millsap is just day-to-day as we await test results, so there's no immediate value to be found here. Yesterday, 9:28 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. Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Paul Millsap (wrist) awaits X-rays results
    Paul Millsap (left wrist) had X-rays taken after leaving Sunday's game in the first half, but the results aren't yet known.

    Advice: Millsap didn't play after halftime on Sunday, but Denver was trailing by more than 20 points so hopefully this isn't a long-term issue. The X-rays results should be disclosed soon. If Millsap does miss time, Trey Lyles should gain the most, with guys like Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee also picking up the slack. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left wrist sprain) exits Sunday
    Paul Millsap exited Sunday's game with a left wrist sprain, finishing with five points, four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Millsap headed into the locker room and emerged with his wrist taped in the first half, but Will Barton replaced him in the starting lineup after halftime. This could be a simple precaution, especially since Nikola Jokic was ejected early and Denver trailed by 22 points at halftime, but we'll consider Millsap questionable for Monday's road game in Sacramento. Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Justin Holiday shoots 5-of-20 in 37 minutes
    Justin Holiday scored 13 points with three 3-pointers, three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes on Sunday, but he shot just 5-of-20 from the field without any FT attempts.

    Advice: David Nwaba (ankle) will "most likely" be out again vs. the Lakers on Tuesday, according to coach Fred Hoiberg, so Holiday's playing time should be safe in the short-term. That said, his heavily-weighted 35.9% shooting is dragging down his value in most fantasy formats, and the eventual return of Nwaba and Zach LaVine (knee) makes him an obvious sell-high player. Yesterday, 8:08 pm
  • T.J. Warren makes 13-of-20 FGs for 27 points
    T.J. Warren made 13-of-20 shots to finish Sunday's win vs. Chicago with 27 points, adding seven rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The scoring leaps out, of course, but owners in category-based leagues will appreciate Warren's defensive stats tonight -- he came in averaging 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocks, and any increase in those categories will give him a nice boost. Warren is proving himself as a go-to option offensively, after Devin Booker, and the rebuilding Suns will feed him the ball all season. Yesterday, 8:05 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll double-doubles vs. Warriors
    DeMarre Carroll notched his second double-double of the season on Sunday with 15 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: Four of his boards came on the offensive end tonight, and he filled out his line with three 3-pointers, three assists and one steal. Carroll now has two double-doubles this year, matching his total for the entire 2016-17 season, and he's exceeding expectations as a veteran on a rebuilding team in Brooklyn. Yesterday, 6:09 pm
  • Omri Casspi solid as starter w/ Durant out
    Omri Casspi started Sunday's game in place of Kevin Durant (ankle), hitting 6-of-10 shots to finish with 12 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Casspi has fit in seamlessly with the Warriors this season, but tonight's starting gig was situational. Steve Kerr strongly suggested that Durant will return vs. the Thunder on Wednesday, although Durant himself said he's "not sure" if he'll be ready to go. Either way, Casspi is waiver-wire fodder in standard leagues. Yesterday, 6:00 pm
  • Wayne Ellington hits 7-of-12 FGs for 21 pts
    Wayne Ellington hit 7-of-12 shots for a season-high 21 points on Sunday, with all of his attempts coming from downtown.

    Advice: Ellington added two rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes. Tonight's performance distills his fantasy essence as a perimeter specialist, and he's one of just 17 players (since 1983-84) to make at least seven 3-pointers without attempting any 2-point shots. He's yet to score double-digit points in consecutive games this season, and most fantasy owners can ignore him. Yesterday, 4:58 pm
  • James Johnson solid in ugly home loss
    James Johnson maintained his momentum on Sunday, coming off the bench for 10 points, six assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes vs. the visiting Pacers.

    Advice: Johnson snapped out of a slump on Friday with 20 points, five boards and four assists, and it's worth double-checking that he's not sitting on your waiver wire. Erik Spoelstra was irate after the game, saying, "We will find a solution to get this team playing Miami Heat basketball," and we're guessing Johnson will be part of that solution. Yesterday, 4:55 pm
  • Serge Ibaka posts low-end line in 26 minutes
    Serge Ibaka (knee) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday, scoring nine points on 4-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors' frontcourt is an absolute mess, with Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas, Pascal Siakam, Lucas Nogueira and Jakob Poeltl all vying for minutes, and it's beginning to look like a five-way timeshare with minutes falling to whoever happens to be performing best on that day. This was an okay, low-end line for Ibaka, but based on his 51.7 ADP, he's probably leaving a lot of his owners very frustrated this season. Yesterday, 3:39 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) out again vs. CHI Sunday
    Jared Dudley (knee) won't play vs. the Bulls on Sunday.

    Advice: Phoenix has no reason to rush their veteran forward back, but Dudley did initially say he hoped to return in 1-2 weeks -- that was 10 days ago. Until he returns, expect Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender to have an easier time playing consistent minutes. Yesterday, 3:28 pm
  • Omri Casspi will start Sunday vs. Brooklyn
    Omri Casspi will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nets, with Kevin Durant (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: This will be Casspi's first start of the season, and he'll likely be splitting minutes with Andre Iguodala and Nick Young at the three-spot tonight, but at the very least he should be good for some points and triples. Steve Kerr said he was confident that Durant will be back in action for Wednesday's game in OKC, so Casspi's job as a starter should be short-lived. Yesterday, 1:38 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (knee) will play Sunday vs. WAS
    Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) will play on Sunday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He's back after a one-game absence. Ibaka said he hasn't been 100 percent since banging his knee against Boston on Nov. 12, but hopefully the time off helped. Season-long owners can get him active and there's no word of any restrictions. Pascal Siakam is likely headed back to the bench, but he'll be worth deploying in the future if/when Ibaka needs to miss a game. Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis says elbow has improved
    Kristaps Porzingis said that his elbow isn't bothering him at the moment.

    Advice: "Today's the day I'm almost back to normal," he said. "I almost don't feel it at all anymore." Porzingis has been battling some swelling in his elbow dating back to last season, and while he may have to address this issue in the offseason, his fantasy owners don't have much to worry about for now. If the Knicks can stay competitive in the East, that will certainly help his outlook and make it more likely that he plays through the pain down the stretch. Yesterday, 9:21 am
  • Raptors recall Bruno Caboclo
    The Raptors have recalled Bruno Caboclo and Alfonzo McKinnie from the G-League.

    Advice: They likely won't play on Sunday vs. the Wizards unless there's some garbage time, so both players can be left on the wire. Yesterday, 8:57 am
  • Beasley says he'll do whatever NYK needs
    Michael Beasley said he'd like to have a bigger role but is waiting patiently for his next chance.

    Advice: "I think everybody wishes they played more — except the guys playing 45 minutes a night,’’ Beasley said. "But I’m not here to say what I need or want personally. Whatever the team needs. If they need me to play 40 minutes, I’ll play it. If they want me to clap on the bench, I’ll do it." His attitude has been great, and after two DNP-CDs in a row, Beasley gave the Knicks a lift with 10 points in 12 minutes vs. the Raptors on Friday. As long as Kristaps Porzingis is healthy, Beasley can be left on the wire. Yesterday, 7:51 am
  • Joel Bolomboy was claimed off waivers by MLW on Saturday November 18. Saturday, 11:51 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute returned to action on Saturday November 18. Saturday, 11:51 pm
  • Noah Vonleh gets the start
    Noah Vonleh scored six points with six boards and one assist in a start against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He made all three from the field and was effective on defense. Coach Terry Stotts loves the matchups and Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) could be back in the next week or so, which means it's hard to roster Vonleh. Saturday, 9:47 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores four points
    Kosta Koufos scored four points with seven rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: Willie Cauley-Stein said he likes to play next to Koufos, so maybe he can find a regular role. Still, there's very little upside here. Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Garrett Temple goes scoreless in 27 minutes
    Garrett Temple went 0-of-9 from the field for zero points with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Hey, at least he played on a back-to-back set. Temple is likely going to get nights off at some point, so it's really tough to count on him as a fantasy asset. Saturday, 9:20 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. Saturday, 9:09 pm
  • Noah Vonleh back in the starting lineup
    Noah Vonleh will start against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: Caleb Swanigan got a quick hook on Friday, so he may be out of the rotation. Vonleh still isn't worth owning in most leagues. Saturday, 7:11 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute available, likely limited
    Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) is available for Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He is expected to have a limit after he missed the last game on Thursday. Mbah a Moute is probably going to lose playing time now that Chris Paul is back. Saturday, 3:45 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) now probable
    Updating a previous item, Mason Plumlee (core strain) is probable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: He was questionable earlier this afternoon, but he should be good to go. Expect him to back up Nikola Jokic for 13-15 minutes unless there's a blowout. He's not really a great add in fantasy while Jokic is healthy. Saturday, 1:30 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) questionable
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: After an MRI earlier this week, he did play 19 minutes on Friday. If Plumlee is out for this one, Kenneth Faried would likely pick up some extra minutes at the five. Wilson Chandler could also play some four, which may open up minutes for guys like Malik Beasley or Juancho Hernangomez. Saturday, 12:27 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) questionable Sat
    Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. Memphis.

    Advice: The Rockets do not have a shootaround on Saturday, so we likely won't have definitive word on Mbah a Moute's status until coach Mike D'Antoni addresses the media prior to tip-off this evening. If Mbah a Moute can't play, P.J. Tucker would see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Saturday, 8:37 am
  • Paul Millsap scores 20 points in full line
    Paul Millsap scored 20 points with six rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, two steals and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: October was not fun, but Millsap is having himself quite a month in November. In his last eight games, he averaged 17.6 points, 5.0 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 treys. His Atlanta offense and this Denver offense are night and day, but now he seems to have it figured out. If you bought low on Halloween, you're in for a treat. Friday, 10:40 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. Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma scores career-high 30 points
    Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 30 points in Friday's 122-113 loss to Phoenix.

    Advice: Wow. He started this game 0-of-6 at halftime, but finished 11-of-23 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with 10 rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes. This was his sixth game of the season with 20+ points which is more than any other rookie, and there's no way that coach Luke Walton can justify taking him out the starting lineup with Larry Nance (hand) nearing a return. He doesn't get many defensive stats, but he's still a must-start player in all formats. Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Mason Plumlee scores six
    Mason Plumlee scored six points with six rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He had an MRI on his core, but he didn't need to miss time. Plumlee does get some PF minutes next to Nikola Jokic, but there isn't much upside here. Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Kosta Koufos plays team-high 33 minutes
    Kosta Koufos scored 10 points with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He played great next to Willie Cauley-Stein in the second unit to keep the Blazers to 82 points. It may be tough for Koufos to see run every night, but getting a win when he played a team-high 33 minutes should help his case. We'll see if he plays in the back-to-back set on Saturday. It's really hard to add him with how often coach Dave Joerger changes his rotation. Friday, 10:15 pm
  • Garrett Temple scores 14 points
    Garrett Temple scored 14 points with four rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: While this game was solid, there's a very good chance Temple doesn't play on Saturday night. He'll be really tough to trust in fantasy on weekly basis. Friday, 9:58 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores 27 in win over CHA
    Justin Holiday scored a season-high 27 points in Friday's 123-120 win over the Hornets, hitting 10-of-15 shots and 3-of-3 free throws.

    Advice: He was returning from a one-game absence for personal reasons and finished two points shy of his career-high. Holiday nailed four triples in the win, adding three rebounds, three steals and one block in 36 minutes, Zach LaVine (knee) isn't expected back until mid-December, so there are more good times ahead for Holiday's owners. Friday, 8:47 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis held to 13 points vs. TOR
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 13 points on 3-of-13 shooting with four rebounds, four blocks and two 3-pointers in Friday's 107-84 loss to the Raptors.

    Advice: He has eight games with 30+ points this season and has been spoiling his fantasy owners, but he has slowed down a bit this week. "Teams are starting to play him differently, sometimes doubling, sometimes a guy cuts [to double]," coach Jeff Hornacek said. "Some nights guys make shots, some nights not. He’s still drawing a lot of attention that helps other guys." Porzingis ditched his arm sleeve tonight and his elbow isn't an immediate concern, and it's just a matter of time before he's putting up monster lines again. Friday, 7:08 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) expected to play
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is expected to play on Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He had an MRI and it came back clean, and coach Mike Malone said it's just about him playing through the pain. Plumlee is only a deep-league fantasy asset as he's averaging just 15.4 minutes per game as Nikola Jokic's backup. Friday, 5:50 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (swollen knee) ruled out Friday
    Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Ibaka has been experiencing soreness since banging his knee on Nov. 12 vs. Boston. He did play through the pain against the Pelicans and Rockets, but he didn't look right. With Ibaka sitting this one out, Paskal Siakam is worth a look if you need short-term help with averages of 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in three fill-in starts, while we should see more of OG Anunoby, and C.J. Miles as well. Friday, 3:32 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (swollen knee) doubtful Friday
    Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) is not expected to play on Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Ibaka banged his knee in a fall against Boston and has been sore ever since -- this may explain his poor play against the Pelicans and Rockets. With Ibaka likely to sit, Paskal Siakam is probably the biggest winner and has put up averages of 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in three fill-in starts. Friday, 3:16 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) is questionable
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Plumlee and it probably happened on Monday with only six minutes against the Blazers. If Plumlee can't play, Kenneth Faried would likely pick up the 10-15 minutes behind Nikola Jokic at center -- Jokic could get in foul trouble against DeMarcus Cousins. Plus, the Nuggets do use two-center lineups at times, so there could be minutes for the perimeter players with Wilson Chandler playing more four at times. Friday, 1:09 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. 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. Friday, 10:31 am
  • Serge Ibaka (knee) questionable for Friday
    Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Ibaka missed one game earlier this season due to swelling his right knee, but this is the first time he's popped up on the injury report for an issue with his left knee. Pascal Siakam started in place of Ibaka that one game Serge missed. Norman Powell (hip) is doubtful, and Delon Wright (shoulder) has been ruled out for Friday, so the Raps will really have to shake up their lineup if Ibaka is unable to play. Siakam, OG Anunoby, and C.J. Miles would all see additional minutes. Friday, 9:26 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) will not play
    Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He just got over some knee issues last weekend, but the Rockets will be missing one of their forwards. With him out, P.J. Tucker gets a little added opportunity in a revenge game while Ryan Anderson may also play slightly more tonight. Thursday, 5:28 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. Thursday, 2:48 pm
  • Justin Holiday (personal) will start Friday
    Justin Holiday (personal) will start on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He's back after a one-game absence. Holiday will join Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez in the first unit, but coach Fred Hoiberg hasn't decided who he will start in the other two spots. If you need triples, Holiday is your guy with averages of 14.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.5 triples. Thursday, 10:15 am
  • Kyle Kuzma scores career-high 24 points
    Kyle Kuzma scored a career-high 24 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been on Kuz control since Larry Nance Jr. (hand) went down in the first game this month. In November, Kuzma has averaged 16.9 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks and 1.0 treys in 35.1 minutes per game. The Lakers starters actually haven't been bad this month, so Kuzma could still hold his starting job once Nance is back. Besides his lack of defensive stats, he should be owned in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • Julius Randle gets blocked five times
    Julius Randle made 2-of-12 from the field for eight points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, three turnovers and six fouls in 30 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The poor shooting line was not because he was missing with five blocks against tonight. He did not enjoy his time against Joel Embiid and was blocked by The Process three times tonight -- Richaun Holmes and Amir Johnson also got him once each. Randle is still doing damage with his role as the backup center, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:45 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. Wednesday, 3:19 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. Wednesday, 11:50 am
  • Serge Ibaka quiet with 5-5-2 line
    Serge Ibaka hit just 2-of-5 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, five rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: Ibaka had just eight points, six boards, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on Sunday, and has been a bit disappointing this season. He's averaging 11 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers on 52 percent shooting over his last five games, meaning he's worth holding in all leagues. But he's a far cry from the fantasy beast he was a few years ago in OKC. Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Justin Holiday (personal) ruled out Wednesday
    Coach Fred Hoiberg said Justin Holiday (personal) would not play Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: Congrats are in order, as Holiday is away from the team due to the birth of his first child. Holliday leads the Bulls in minutes (33.9 per game) and field goal attempts (14.3), so there will be plenty of playing time and scoring opportunities to go around on Wednesday. Coach Hoiberg said that Kris Dunn will likely make his first start of the season but that he was unsure who would start at small forward. Lauri Markkanen (ankle) is expected to play and could be leaned on heavily. Tuesday, 9:13 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. Monday, 10:19 pm
  • Paul Millsap drains five treys in loss
    Paul Millsap hit 6-of-16 shots and a season-high five 3-pointers for 18 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block in 34 minutes of Monday's 99-82 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Millsap has been a bit disappointing this season, but has been Mr. Consistency in his last four games, scoring 17, 17, 16 and 18 points while averaging 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.8 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers in that span, shooting 44 percent. Millsap appears to be coming on and the fact he knocked down five triples is icing on the cake. Hopefully his slow start will be a distant memory in a couple weeks. Monday, 10:09 pm
  • Noah Vonleh productive off the bench
    Noah Vonleh was productive off the bench on Monday vs. Denver, scoring eight points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Maybe he didn't like getting benched in favor of Caleb Swanigan, as this was his best game of the season. Swanigan looked solid as well, but the rookie had five fouls which led to more run for Vonleh. This game doesn't the move the needle much and we'll need to see a couple more performances like this before we could get behind a pickup in deeper leagues. Monday, 9:39 pm
  • Julius Randle plays just 19 minutes
    Julius Randle scored eight points with eight rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: After logging at least 21 minutes in each of his last three, Randle saw his playing time drop a tad in this win. He hasn't even played a minute next to Brook Lopez in the last five games and he's only played 15 minutes next to Andrew Bogut in that span, so coach Luke Walton hasn't really adjusted Randle's role after the Larry Nance (hand) injury. He's still a fine hold in standard leagues. Monday, 9:15 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 20 in loss to CLE
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 20 points (7-of-21 FGs, 4-of-7 FTs) with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two triples in Monday's loss to Cleveland.

    Advice: Foul trouble ruined what could’ve been a monster night against Cleveland’s leaky defense for KP, as he picked up two fouls in the first four minutes of the game. We learned last week that Porzingis may need an offseason procedure to address the bursitis in his right elbow, and he was sporting an arm sleeve tonight for the first time this season. As long as the Knicks continue to make noise in the East and Porzingis can stay remotely healthy, his owners don’t need to worry about this for now. Monday, 7:35 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. Monday, 5:33 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. Monday, 11:37 am
  • 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). Nov 12, 7:02 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores eight points in 30 minutes
    Serge Ibaka was quiet in his 30 minutes of floor time on Sunday, scoring eight points on 3-of-4 shooting to go with six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: The offense in Toronto runs through Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, leaving Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas to fight over the scraps, and that's how things will continue to be for the Raptors as long as Dwane Casey is at the helm. Valanciunas finished with just six points, three boards and one turnover in his 18 minutes of action, and it's looking like top-75 value will be a best-case scenario for either of these guys. Nov 12, 4:00 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. Nov 12, 11:18 am
  • T.J. Warren scores 35 points in win vs. MIN
    T.J. Warren scored 35 points with six rebounds, one block, one steal and one turnover in 39 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: Tony Buckets knows how to live up to his nickname and he matched his season high in minutes. He's one of the most crafty 15-feet-and-in players in the NBA, but he's really improved on shooting overall. After making just 30.3 percent on jumpers last year, Warren has upped that to 40.7 percent this year. The steals and blocks have subsided a bit, so Warren has only been flirting with mid-round value in standard leagues. He should be better and get closer to top-50 value soon. Nov 11, 11:08 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. Nov 11, 9:55 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 34 in win over SAC
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 34 points during a 118-91 win over the Kings on Saturday, adding five rebounds, two assists, two blocks, four 3-pointers and no turnovers.

    Advice: Even with an injury to his shooting elbow, Porzingis was not bashful with his 11-of-21 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. Everyone knew the unicorn was going to see an increase in usage, but not many could've seen him rise to a league-leading 36.0 usage rate and a 61.4 TS%. How rare is that? Well, no NBA scoring qualifier in league history has finished a season with at least a 35.0 usage rate and a true shooting percentage greater than 60 -- James Harden is also on pace for this in 2017-18. The unicorn nickname may not even do him justice because he's like nothing anyone has imagined. Nov 11, 9:07 pm
  • Justin Holiday struggles from the field
    Justin Holiday finished with just three points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shots across 25 minutes Saturday in San Antonio.

    Advice: Holiday must've felt like he was shooting at a basket with a lid, hitting just 1-of-10 from the floor, although his successful make was a 3-pointer. With a young player there will be uneven performances, and this certainly fit that description. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a prolonged shooting slump and he can get back on track Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Nov 11, 8:59 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma goes for 21 & 11 in 42 minutes
    Kyle Kuzma notched his fourth double-double of the season on Saturday with 21 points and 11 rebounds, adding one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

    Advice: This marks the most minutes Kuzma has played in an NBA game, and he recovered from a cold start to finish 8-of-17 from the field and 4-of-5 from the FT line. Shooting efficiency has been a big part of his appeal, and the defensive stats were a welcome sight. He's averaging 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocks this year, which he'll need to improve to reach his full category-league potential. Nov 11, 8:51 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) returns, plays 28 min
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) returned to action on Saturday with two points, three steals, one rebound and one assist in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The veteran missed just one game and he slotted back into his usual role as a versatile defender and 3-point shooter (0-of-3 tonight) off the bench. He's basically Trevor Ariza-light and has some appeal in roto leagues, especially if turnovers count and you need defensive stats. He should be unowned in points leagues, though. Nov 11, 7:45 pm
  • Jared Dudley hopes to play in 1-2 weeks
    Jared Dudley (knee) said he hopes to play in 1-2 weeks.

    Advice: The good news is the MRI was negative, so there is nothing structurally wrong after Josh Jackson fell on his leg on Friday. With Dudley out, this should give Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender some new life. Nov 11, 4:56 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. Nov 11, 4:29 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) will not play
    Jared Dudley (knee) will not play against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: The good news an MRI came back clean, so he is only day-to-day. That means Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender should take on most of the power forward minutes, and maybe even Josh Jackson gets some after his best game. Dudley will likely be brought back slowly after his Friday injury. Nov 11, 4:22 pm
  • Gary Harris (shoulder) out, Barton starting
    Gary Harris (shoulder) will not play against the Magic on Saturday and Will Barton will start in his place.

    Advice: He is dealing with right shoulder soreness, so the team will allow his shooting shoulder to heal. Harris has been a bit of a slow healer in his career, so hopefully he's just out for one game. His fantasy owners should stand pat. Meanwhile, Barton greatly benefits while Malik Beasley gets more run and the point guard should play more too. Nov 11, 4:18 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis (ankle, elbow) will play
    Kristaps Porzingis (ankle, elbow) will play against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: Porzingod vs. Kings tonight, which should be a favorable matchup for the Knicks big man. Porzingis was held out of Wednesday's game for an issue with his shooting elbow, so it'll be interesting to see if he can hold his lead as the NBA's leader in usage rate. You're obviously starting him in season long and he's a viable DFS play. Nov 11, 3:23 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) good to go vs. MEM
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is good to go against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not play on Thursday, but Mbah a Moute went through warmups and may have been close to playing. With him back, P.J. Tucker, Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza may not have to play as much in this game. Nov 11, 3:20 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) questionable Saturday
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute did not play Wednesday after being listed as questionable. P.J. Tucker would see an uptick in playing time if Mbah a Moute is unable to suit up. Nov 11, 8:30 am
  • DeMarre Carroll scores 16 points
    DeMarre Carroll scored 16 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: After he played just four minutes at small forward on Tuesday, Carroll was back to his usual role as a primary three. He does still play a lot of four and he even played nine minutes there tonight. Carroll is right back to his peak Hawks days and has rarely had a bust game all season when he's healthy. He should be effective all year and coach Kenny Atkinson gets so much credit here. Nov 10, 10:30 pm
  • Justin Holiday only starter to show up
    Justin Holiday posted 14 points, four assists, three rebounds and a steal with just one turnover across 30 minutes Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Holiday was the only starter to make more shots than he missed, finishing 6-of-11 from the field, while also hitting 2-of-5 from behind the arc. There's something about Fridays that agrees with Holiday. He has missed more shots than he has made in all but two of his 10 outings this season. Both of the good shooting nights have been on Friday, as he is 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) in the two outings. Nov 10, 8:31 pm
  • Jared Dudley (knee) will not return
    Jared Dudley (right knee) went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Friday and will not return.

    Advice: Josh Jackson fell on Dudley's shin and caused his leg to hyperextend. Dudley flexed his knee for about 30 seconds and was able to hobble back to the locker room under his own power. With him out, it'll be more Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender and Josh Jackson. Nov 10, 7:56 pm
  • Nuggets to continue to play Will Barton at PG
    Coach Michael Malone plans to continue using Will Barton at point guard.

    Advice: "It is a new era of point guard," coach Malone said. "In today’s NBA, yeah, Will Barton can play point guard... I think now he’s leading the sixth man of the year race because now he’s contributing in so many different areas. He has that type of ability." Barton is third on the team in assists (3.0 dimes per game), while also averaging 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 treys. He's inside the top-100 overall in nine-category leagues. Nov 10, 9:41 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis (elbow) likely to play Fri
    Kristaps Porzingis (ankle, elbow) went through a full practice on Friday and coach Jeff Hornecek said he expects Porzingis to play Saturday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Porzingis was forced to sit out Wednesday's game in Orlando due to a mild left ankle sprain and an elbow contusion suffered in Tuesday's win over Charlotte. It's great to see KP back at practice and preparing for Saturday, although he was wearing a large brace on right arm due to the bursitis in his elbow. Hopefully, the elbow issue on his shooting arm won't impact his offensive production. Nov 10, 9:04 am
  • Paul Millsap posts 17/7/5 line with 6 blocks
    Paul Millsap scored 17 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and six blocks in 40 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He's back to being the Millsap we saw a couple years ago. The Nuggets played him at center in this game and he's really been racking up the stats lately. Over the last five, Millsap averaged 17.4 points, 4.2 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.0 treys. That buy-low window is just about closed. Nov 9, 10:54 pm
  • Will Barton scores 13 points vs. OKC
    Will Barton scored 13 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone loves him and he continues to use him as a ball-handler with plenty of minutes next to the starters. Barton has three strong games in a row with at least 31 minutes in each, so he makes a case to be owned in all standard leagues. Nov 9, 10:40 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores eight with 12 boards
    Kosta Koufos scored eight points with 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: It seemed to be pretty clear coach Dave Joerger wanted some extra size in there to limit the 76ers inside. Koufos is getting some decent minutes when he's been healthy, but there just isn't enough long-term upside to use in most leagues. Nov 9, 10:00 pm
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