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  • John Henson scores 20 points in 27 minutes
    John Henson scored 20 points in 27 minutes against the Nets on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

    Advice: What? Coach Jason Kidd is being consistent with his minutes at the five? Henson has played 25.5 minutes per game in his last four with fantastic averages of 14.8 points, 7.8 boards, 1.5 assists, 3.0 blocks and 0.5 steals. We all know Kidd can change his rotation as often as he changes his shirt, but Henson has to be owned everywhere now. 41 minutes ago
  • Nikola Jokic is out at least 3 more games
    Nikola Jokic (wrist) is expected to be out at least the next three games.

    Advice: Ouch. Just as Jokic turned the corner, he's now going to miss at least four games with his sore wrist. The new timetable means the soonest he can return would be Thursday against the Wizards. With Jokic out, the Nuggets will really need Jusuf Nurkic to play better while Darrell Arthur, Kenneth Faried and Juan Hernangomez could get more playing time. Jokic's owners have to hold him. Today, 4:47 pm
  • Justin Hamilton doesn't score
    Justin Hamilton did not score against the Bucks on Saturday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 18 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson wanted to keep his second unit together with Trevor Booker (illness) out and he didn't tweak Hamilton's minutes at all tonight. He was getting more run at power forward earlier in the year, but he's been more of a center these days. Today, 4:40 pm
  • Anthony Bennett grabs a career-high 14 boards
    Anthony Bennett grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds in a start against the Bucks on Saturday, adding seven points and one assist in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Right before the game, coach Kenny Atkinson said "another guy" was going to have to step up for Trevor Booker (illness), so that singular guy turned out to be Bennett. Booker is likely just day-to-day with his illness, but Bennett likely gets another chance if Booker needs to miss another game. Today, 4:38 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic starting for Dwyane Wade
    Nikola Mirotic is starting for Dwyane Wade (rest) against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He erupted in his last start with 15 points and 15 boards against the Lakers. The matchup isn't quite as good and Mirotic is wildly inconsistent, but he's certainly capable of putting up another nice line. He's a prime DFS option tonight and is a low-end hold in standard leagues. Today, 4:06 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll back in the starting lineup
    DeMarre Carroll is back in the starting lineup against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: Revenge game? He had the night off against the Lakers on Friday, which was not a surprise with Carroll still limited on back-to-back sets. He's played very well lately, so he's worth a pickup in shallower leagues. Norman Powell will move to the bench. Today, 3:36 pm
  • Marvin Williams out until at least Wednesday
    Marvin Williams (knee) will be out until at least Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

    Advice: That means he's out Monday against the Mavs. Williams could still miss additional time beyond Wednesday due to the bone bruise in his knee. The Hornets would sure like to see Frank Kaminsky get out of his brutal slump, but he's still worth a look in fantasy. Today, 3:05 pm
  • Dario Saric could play some small forward
    Dario Saric could play some small forward for the 76ers while Robert Covington (knee) is out.

    Advice: Hey, a positive for The Homie. Saric has really hit the rookie wall, so maybe a shift to a slightly different role can help him. He's not worth owning in standard leagues right now, but we'll let you know if anything changes after the game. Today, 3:01 pm
  • Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless out vs. BOS
    Robert Covington (knee) and Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Advice: Covington suffered a knee sprain on Friday and did not return. He's off to a really bad start on the offensive side, making just 30.9 percent from the field. On the other band, his defense has kept him in the lineup, so he should have his job once he's healthy again. There's no word on the severity of his injury, so he's a hold in most leagues for now. Nik Stauskas will start while Hollis Thompson also benefits here. Today, 2:49 pm
  • Mike Muscala listed as the starter at PF
    Mike Muscala is listed as the starter at power forward against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: In case you missed it, Paul Millsap (hip) is out again tonight. After the Hawks were crushed in the first half on Friday with Thabo Sefolosha at the four, Muscala is the favorite to start. He was awful with no points in his last start on Wednesday, but he should have a great chance to perform tonight. Today, 2:30 pm
  • Anthony Bennett listed as starter vs. Bucks
    Anthony Bennett is listed as the starter against the Bucks on Saturday with Trevor Booker (illness) out.

    Advice: It makes some sense because the Nets are really thin at power forward. Bennett hasn't been in the rotation, but he may get minutes over 20 in the first unit. Justin Hamilton figures to get several minutes off the bench behind Bennett and Lopez, so he's worth a look in DFS as well. Today, 1:13 pm
  • Trevor Booker (illness) is out for Saturday
    Trevor Booker (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets are also without Chris McCullough for this one, so they'll only have Anthony Bennett, Luis Scola and Justin Hamilton as their bench bigs. Booker was playing extremely well and played 31.2 minutes per game in the last five, so there's a big hole to fill tonight. Justin Hamilton figures to benefit most regardless of who coach Kenny Atkinson starts next to Brook Lopez. Today, 12:38 pm
  • Anthony Davis not on the injury report
    Anthony Davis is not on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: This is good news after Davis gave us a scare with a right shoulder injury. There wasn't any concern about him after the game, so he's apparently good to go. Coach Alvin Gentry did say the Clippers limiting Davis on Friday was "a little bit of both" regarding the defense and his injury. Today, 12:14 pm
  • Joakim Noah (ankle) practices fully on Sat.
    Joakim Noah (ankle) practiced fully on Saturday.

    Advice: A full practice the day before a game is usually a good indicator that the player is ready to return. However, the Knicks center situation is unclear at the moment. New York signed Noah to a $72 million contract this summer, but the former Bull has stumbled out of the gate this season. He is currently averaging 4.0 points and 8.1 rebounds, while shooting just 46.6 percent from the floor and 28.6 percent from the free throw line. Furthermore, Kyle O'Quinn (who tallied 20 points and 13 boards in a win over the T-Wolves on Friday) and Willy Hernangomez have played well in relief of Noah. Today, 10:18 am
  • Nikola Jokic (wrist) ruled out for Saturday
    Nikola Jokic (left wrist sprain) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: Jokic initially suffered what was believed to be a minor wrist injury on Wedneday. However, it has now cost him two straight games, which stings because Jokic was finally starting to snap out of his season-long slump. Starters Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic should see more time on Saturday. Darrell Arthur could also see a few extra minutes off the bench, as the Nuggets are playing on the second night of a back-to-back. Today, 9:46 am
  • Knicks assign Maurice Ndour to the D-League
    The Knicks announced on Saturday that they have assigned Maurice Ndour to the D-League.

    Advice: Ndour has played sparingly of late. He appeared in only three of the Knicks last six games and played a total of eight minutes. Ndour can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Today, 9:09 am
  • Clint Capela scores 13 with 10 boards
    Clint Capela double-doubled against the Nuggets on Friday with 13 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Not that there was any concern at all after Capela's playing time slightly dropped against the Warriors, but this may help those extreme worriers. He's one of the best pick-and-roll bigs in the NBA and is tailor-made for the offense right now. Before tonight, Capela ranked first in points per game off cuts and third on roll-man scoring. He's having a breakout season. Yesterday, 11:44 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 14 points
    Kenneth Faried scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets were run out of their own gym to start this one, giving up 42 points in the first quarter. After the game coach Mike Malone was not happy with how his guys covered Ryan Anderson in the first quarter, and he talked about how the hustle wasn't there. To be clear, this doesn't necessarily mean he's talking about Faried. He's still worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 11:11 pm
  • Markieff Morris (ankle) scores 12 points
    Markieff Morris (ankle) scored 12 points with four rebounds, three assists and one block in 38 minutes vs. the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He twisted his left ankle on Wednesday, but it's not the same ankle that bothered him earlier in the season. Considering he played 38 minutes, it's safe to assume that his injury is very minor. Morris shot 4-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, but did turn the ball over four times. He's been a low-end asset in standard leagues so far, but he has room to grow. Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez gets eight minutes
    Juancho Hernangomez did not score in eight minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Sunday, but this makes for two straight games with eight minutes. Hernangomez will need a couple things to go his way to hit double-digit minutes again. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Darrell Arthur scores eight in nine minutes
    Darrell Arthur scored eight points in nine minutes against the Rockets on Friday with four rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Even with Nikola Jokic (wrist) out, Arthur still couldn't get decent run. Arthur can stay on the wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Mike Scott plays 12 minutes Friday
    Mike Scott (knee) played 12 minutes on Friday vs. the Pistons, scoring two points with three rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: The Hawks are easing him back into action and the Hawks may rest him on Saturday vs. the Raptors, but we'll take him off the injury report for now. He's not a fantasy pickup with Mike Muscala having a career year. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Taj Gibson scores 23 points vs. Cavs
    Taj Gibson was outstanding against the Cavs on Friday with 23 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and one steal in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He made his first nine shots from the field and finished 10-of-13 in this win. Gibson has put together his best five-game stretch of the season, averaging 14.6 points, 9.0 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 steals on 62.0 percent from the field. He has to be owned in standard leagues right now. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic set for a big Saturday
    Nikola Mirotic scored two points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 22 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: He'll likely be getting a start against the Mavs on Saturday night with Dwyane Wade (rest) getting the night off. The last time Wade sat, Mirotic exploded with 15 points and 15 boards in 37 minutes. He's going to be a popular DFS target. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • LeBron James scores 27, Cavs lose yet again
    LeBron James played 45 minutes against the Bulls during a 111-105 loss on Friday, scoring 27 points with five rebounds, 13 assists, one 3-pointer and a season-high eight turnovers.

    Advice: The Cavs have lost three straight while every other Eastern Conference seed 2-8 has won their last game. James obviously isn't happy with how his team is playing right now off their championship season. "Last year is last year and after ring night, it’s over," James said. "The honeymoon stage is over and it’s time to play some real ball." LeBron also had to wear a Chicago Cubs jersey because he lost a bet with Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler had a great quote about it. "I was more worried about when he put on that Cleveland Cavaliers uniform," Butler said after the win. The Cavs will try to get right against the Raptors on Monday. Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Mike Muscala scores 11, starts 2nd half
    Mike Muscala started the second half of Friday's game vs. the Pistons, finishing with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two steals, one assist and one triple in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Paul Millsap (hip) was out and will miss at least one more game, but the Hawks started a small-ball lineup with Thabo Sefolosha at the four. That obviously didn't work, so Muscala is a candidate to start on Saturday vs. the Raptors which puts him on the radar in deeper formats and in DFS. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn goes bonkers in win vs. Wolves
    Kyle O'Quinn came out of nowhere against the Wolves on Friday with 20 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. That's season highs in points, boards and minutes for KOQ in his start today. He was outstanding on the defensive end and coach Jeff Hornacek stuck with him after not playing him for more than 18 minutes in any of his previous four games. Joakim Noah (ankle) could be back for Sunday, so O'Quinn would only be worth a look in deeper leagues. This looks like one of the flukiest games of the season. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Dwight Howard scores 2 points in loss to DET
    Dwight Howard tied his season-low with two points in Friday's blowout loss to the Pistons, hitting 1-of-4 shots from the field in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He only added six rebounds with two blocks and was dominated by Andre Drummond. Howard was benched at halftime along with the rest of Atlanta's starters, but it's hard to imagine that his role would be in danger even though coach Mike Budenholzer said he would look at everything. The Hawks will try to avoid losing their sixth straight game against Toronto on Saturday. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Tobias Harris scores 18 points in win
    Tobias Harris scored 18 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two triples in 32 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: If you bought low after his slump a couple weeks ago, you have to be feeling good. Harris shot 8-of-13 from the field in the win and is shooting a blistering 55.4 percent from the field over his last five with averages of 19.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys. The Pistons have won three straight games and get a date with the Magic on Sunday. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Anthony Davis (shoulder) scores 21 points
    Anthony Davis (right shoulder) returned to Friday's game vs. the Clippers and looked fine, scoring 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He bumped into Marreese Speights in the first quarter and was in the locker room for about 10 minutes, but it didn't seem to bother him down the stretch. This isn't the same shoulder that had a partial tear last season, so there's no real concern here and we haven't heard anything about the Pelicans running any tests. He grabbed six rebounds with four assists, one steal and one block and he should be ready to go for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder. Yesterday, 7:57 pm
  • Dario Saric plays 16 minutes in loss
    Dario Saric played 16 minutes against the Magic on Friday with two points, and two turnovers.

    Advice: He's really struggling and may have hit the rookie wall. In his last five, Saric averaged just 5.4 points, 4.0 boards, 2.4 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.8 treys on 25.6 percent from the field. The 76ers have played him at small forward at times, so maybe he gets a bump if Robert Covington (knee) needs to miss games. Saric is more of a drop than an add right now. Yesterday, 6:32 pm
  • Robert Covington suffers left knee sprain
    Robert Covington suffered a left knee sprain and will not return on Friday night.

    Advice: He and T.J. McConnell dove for a ball near the stands and McConnell's shoulder caught the side of Covington's knee. Covington was in some pain and the 76ers ruled him out about five minutes later in real time -- it is a blowout. He finished with nine points, six rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes. If he's out, there will be more minutes going to Hollis Thompson and Nik Stauskas. Both are speculative adds with a slight edge to Stauskas. Yesterday, 6:09 pm
  • Anthony Davis (shoulder) returns to game
    Anthony Davis (right shoulder) has returned to Friday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He played the whole first quarter before heading to the locker room, but returned with three minutes left before halftime. The replay showed Davis colliding with Marreese Speights, but it looked very minor. It looks like Davis is in the clear, but this is why it's important to handcuff him with Terrence Jones on your fantasy team. We'll have an update after the game. Yesterday, 6:04 pm
  • Anthony Davis questionable to return vs. LAC
    Anthony Davis (right shoulder) is questionable to return Friday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This is the same right shoulder he had problems with two seasons ago, but not the left shoulder with a partial tear from last year. Davis didn't appear to be hurt, so it's all a guessing game right now. We'll have another update once we have more info. Yesterday, 5:43 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (illness) is available Friday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is available to play on Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: With Nikola Jokic (wrist) out, Arthur will likely be in the rotation. He hasn't been healthy all season, so his minutes will likely be pretty limited. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 5:26 pm
  • Nikola Jokic (left wrist) out vs. Rockets
    Nikola Jokic (left wrist) will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: This is a surprise after Jokic played through what looked like a minor wrist injury sustained from Wednesday night. Jokic did say he couldn't move his wrist the following day, so it apparently was worse than it looked. Jokic was really coming on after a rough start with two straight double-doubles. For tonight, it'll be more of Jusuf Nurkic, Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur. Plus, there should be more small-ball lineups against the Rockets. Yesterday, 5:19 pm
  • Markieff Morris (ankle) will start vs. Spurs
    Markieff Morris (ankle) will start against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: The Wizards made it clear he only has a "twisted" ankle and not a sprain, so Morris had a good shot to play tonight. He should get a good amount of run and is coming off a 37-minute, 19-point Wednesday. We'll see if he can keep LaMarcus Aldridge in check tonight. Yesterday, 4:38 pm
  • Mike Scott (knee) upgraded to probable
    Mike Scott (knee) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: This may be the last update we get on Scott before tip-off, so we can only assume that he's available to play. He only played four minutes in his debut and may be limited again even with Paul Millsap (hip) out. Also, the Hawks are starting small with Thabo Sefolosha at the four. Yesterday, 4:19 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn getting another start
    Kyle O'Quinn will get another start against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: The Knicks were destroyed in the first quarter on Wednesday with Karl-Anthony Towns going for 22 in that frame, so O'Quinn may be on a short leash. Marshall Plumlee played 12 minutes in the second half while Mindaugus Kuzminskas saw 11 minutes in that time. Kuzminskas may be the most appealing guy in this group. Daily Slant: O'Quinn isn't a recommended DFS play this evening, but Noah's absence does improve the outlook for a few of the Timberwolves. Karl Anthony-Towns destroyed this defense on Wednesday, and draws an equally attractive match-up here. The Knicks will likely make it more of a point to try to take him away, so Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng are all strong GPP plays. Dieng should benefit if the Knicks throw extra front-court attention at Towns. Yesterday, 3:06 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll resting Friday, Powell starts
    DeMarre Carroll (rest) will not play against the Lakers on Friday and Norman Powell will start in his place.

    Advice: It's scheduled rest on the front end of a back-to-back set, so Carroll will get to play against his former team, the Hawks, on Saturday. With Carroll out, both Norman Powell and Terrence Ross should be flirting with 30 minutes. Ross has been very good on defense and should carry the second unit tonight. Both are great streaming options in a fantastic matchup. Yesterday, 2:55 pm
  • Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee out vs. Wolves
    Courtney Lee (ankle) and Joakim Noah (ankle) are both unavailable for Friday's game against the Wolves.

    Advice: The Knicks are in a similar position as they were on Wednesday with Noah out for that game against the Wolves. Somewhat surprisingly, Marshall Plumlee picked up some extra run while Kyle O'Quinn and Mindaugus Kuzminskas also saw some added playing time. Noah is day-to-day and could play Sunday against the Kings, so the aforementioned bigs only have very short-term boosts. Yesterday, 2:51 pm
  • Marvin Williams still out for Saturday
    Marvin Williams (knee) is still out for Saturday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He is expected to be re-evaluated this weekend to check on the progress of his bone bruise. Williams was having a rough season before the injury with only a 33.6 field goal percentage, but Frank Kaminsky has been even worse since Williams went down. Kaminsky should still play a lot while Spencer Hawes did see some extra time on Wednesday. Yesterday, 1:38 pm
  • Nikola Jokic likely to be a game-time call
    Nikola Jokic (left wrist) is shaping up to be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: On Wednesday night, Jokic was pushed to the ground and braced himself with his left wrist, so that's likely when he suffered the injury. Jokic did stay in the game and it doesn't sound serious. He's playing some outstanding ball and does appear to have a good chance to play. If he's out, more run will go to Jusuf Nurkic, Kenneth Faried and a number of other forwards. Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • Clint Capela scores 10 in 25 minutes
    Clint Capela played 25 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with 10 points, four rebounds, two blocks and three turnovers.

    Advice: It just wasn't his best game with two travels and missing all three free throws. The Rockets offense has looked so good this year partly because it's based so much on Capela setting high screens for James Harden, so obviously there's nothing to worry about with Capela. He's in the mix for Most Improved Player this season and his owners shouldn't be too worried about Montrezl Harrell playing well. Thursday, 11:34 pm
  • LeBron James quiet in another blowout loss
    LeBron James hit just 5-of-14 shots for 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 34 minutes of Thursday's ugly 113-94 loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: The Clips are one of the better defensive teams in the league and the Cavs had nothing for them on a day when LeBron was named the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. Kevin Love hit 7-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers, but had just 16 points and four rebounds in the blowout. The Cavs got blowout by the Bucks on Tuesday, and they'll try to quickly put both games out of their memory. They'll look to get back on track against the Bulls on Friday night. Thursday, 7:52 pm
  • John Henson blocks five shots, scores 12
    John Henson played 25 minutes against the Nets on Thursday with 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist and five blocks.

    Advice: Believe it or not, we may actually have a consistent role for Henson. He's played at least 21 minutes in each of his last three games, averaging 13.0 points, 8.0 boards, 1.3 assists and 3.3 blocks. This does come with a grain of salt because the matchups have helped Henson, but his block rate is just too good to leave on the wire in any standard-style league. Thursday, 7:06 pm
  • Darrell Arthur probable for Friday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is probable for Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He missed Wednesday due to an illness and should be back. Arthur won't be playing much while the Nuggets are somewhat healthy at the four and five. Thursday, 2:29 pm
  • Nikola Jokic pops up on the injury report
    Nikola Jokic (left wrist) is questionable to face the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: This is surprising for Jokic, who didn't appear to be hurt during Wednesday's game against the Heat. Jokic is expected to see a few extra minutes and coach Mike Malone wants to run more offense through him. Hopefully, Jokic goes through shootaround and we can get more information on his wrist issue on Friday morning. Thursday, 2:18 pm
  • Mike Scott (knee) probable for Friday
    Mike Scott (sore left knee) is questionable to play against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He only played four minutes in his season debut on Wednesday. The Hawks may opt to sit Scott in one of the two back-to-back games, which is something coach Mike Budenholzer has done more than most coaches. Scott is not worth owning in standard leagues. Thursday, 2:05 pm
  • Jokic to get extended minutes?
    Coach Mike Malone said he's made an effort to give Nikola Jokic extended minutes.

    Advice: "Even though [Jusuf Nurkic] has been starting, Jokic been getting the lion share of minutes at center and I think I’ve been making a more concerted effort when he is out there to play through him," Malone said. Jokic has been terrific in his last two games, averaging 15.0 points, 12.5 boards, 3.0 assists and 0.5 blocks in his 27.5 minutes per game. After a horrible start, he's trending up big time. Thursday, 1:52 pm
  • Markieff Morris gets treatment on ankle
    Markieff Morris (left ankle) received treatment on Thursday.

    Advice: He's likely going to be listed as questionable on Friday due to his twisted ankle on Wednesday. Morris had a right ankle injury last month, but this one appears to be more minor than that one. If he's out on Friday against the Spurs, Jason Smith would get more run while Andrew Nicholson could get in the mix. We'll get an update at shootaround on Friday. Thursday, 12:05 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll to rest Friday or Saturday
    DeMarre Carroll will rest on either Friday or Saturday in the upcoming back-to-back set this weekend.

    Advice: The rest day will decide on the matchup for the Raptors against the Lakers and Hawks. Both of the games are at home and there is a one day cushion on each end -- the Raptors played Wednesday and will play Monday after the back-to-back. It probably makes more sense to rest Carroll in the up-tempo game against the Lakers on Friday and he does have the revenge factor against the Hawks, too. When he sits, Terrence Ross would be a nice DFS option while Norman Powell also benefits. Carroll is worth owning again, especially with the Raptors possibly dropping the back-to-back restriction next month. Thursday, 11:58 am
  • Noah, Lee and Thomas are questionable Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle), Joakim Noah (ankle) and Lance Thomas (ankle) will all be listed as questionable for Friday against the Wolves.

    Advice: Noah missed Wednesday's game against the Wolves, which allowed some minutes to go to Kyle O'Quinn, Marshall Plumlee and Mindaugas Kuzminskas in the win. Noah is likely going to be limited for the foreseeable future, so he's tough to stash in most leagues. We'll see if Willy Hernangomez can get more action, but Kuzminskas may be the most appealing short-term add in super deep leagues. Thursday, 11:07 am
  • Mike Scott (left knee) logs four minutes
    Mike Scott (left knee) made his season debut on Wednesday, coming off the bench for one rebound and one turnover in four minutes.

    Advice: Scott has serious legal problems looming over him, stemming from a 2015 arrest in which he was charged with felony possession of marijuana and MDMA, and he's too risky to recommend in almost any format. He might not have even taken the court tonight if Paul Millsap (hip) were available to play. Wednesday, 10:45 pm
  • Mike Muscala quiet as starter for Millsap
    Mike Muscala started Wednesday's game in place of Paul Millsap (left hip), but he went scoreless with three rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Muscala has been terrific and coach Mike Budenholzer has used him as a fill-in starter at both PF and C this season. He's quietly posting late-round value in just 21.4 minutes per game, averaging 9.1 points (56.8 percent FGs, 76.7 percent FTs) with 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.5 steals and 0.8 threes. Despite tonight's dud, Muscala is still worth a look if you're in need of a cheap big man. Wednesday, 10:30 pm
  • Nikola Jokic posts 17 & 14 w/ three assists
    Nikola Jokic had another productive evening on Wednesday with 17 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and one steal, making 7-of-11 FG and 3-of-4 FTs in 24 minutes.

    Advice: "We took a big step back tonight, and that's disappointing," coach Mike Malone said after the game. That quote isn't likely to apply to Jokic, who was one of three players to finish with a positive +/- rating, and he's quietly on the upswing for fantasy purposes. Wednesday, 9:59 pm
  • Markieff Morris twists his ankle on Wednesday
    Markieff Morris twisted his left ankle against the Thunder on Wednesday, finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Morris had a right ankle injury earlier this month, so this is something different. The Wizards will re-evaluate Morris on Thursday and will see if he can play against the Spurs on Friday. If he's out, we could see more Otto Porter at the four, Jason Smith could play more and maybe Andrew Nicholson gets in the mix. Wednesday, 9:20 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn gets the start, scores two
    Kyle O'Quinn started for Joakim Noah (ankle) on Wednesday, finishing with two points, eight rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Wolves.

    Advice: Even though his beard makes him look like he's 36, O'Quinn is just 26 years old. When Noah is out, the Knicks don't really play KOQ too often, averaging just 20.5 minutes in his previous two starts. He's not a great pickup. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • Mike Muscala starting for Millsap
    Mike Muscala will start for Paul Millsap (hip) on Wednesday against the Suns.

    Advice: He is getting plenty of minutes at both big spots and the Hawks have used him next to Dwight Howard, so this isn't totally foreign territory. Muscala has been one of the most efficient players in the NBA and becomes a solid option while Millsap is out. Millsap is only day-to-day, so Muscala only gets a bump in the short term. Wednesday, 5:28 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn will start Wednesday vs. MIN
    Kyle O'Quinn will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves with Joakim Noah (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: In two starts this season, O'Quinn owns forgettable averages of 6.0 points, 6.5 boards and just 0.5 blocks per contest through 20.5 minutes, so while he'll see some increased opportunity with the first unit, he's still not a great target in most settings. Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Joakim Noah is out, Kyle O'Quinn will start
    Joakim Noah (left ankle) will not play against the Wolves on Wednesday and Kyle O'Quinn will start in his place.

    Advice: He won't get to play against his old coach, Tom Thibodeau. This is not the same ankle Noah had problems with during the preseason, but he's obviously not a quick healer. Noah's playing time is going to be very low all year, so he's not worth owning. Willy Hernangomez should get minutes off the bench while Justin Holiday also benefits due to more Kristaps Porzingis playing more center. Wednesday, 3:37 pm
  • Darrell Arthur ruled out for Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday night against the Heat.

    Advice: With Danilo Gallinari (thigh) back, the Nuggets won't need Arthur as much. Wilson Chandler should slide over to the four more tonight and should still get plenty of minutes. Arthur isn't worth stashing in most leagues. Wednesday, 1:32 pm
  • Mike Scott (knee) will be on active roster
    Mike Scott (left knee) will be activated for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: He still might not play, and even if he does, he'll only see limited minutes off the bench. Leave him on the wire. Wednesday, 10:27 am
  • Darrell Arthur (illness) sits out shootaround
    Darrell Arthur (illness) did not participate during shootaround and he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Arthur sitting out shootaround is a pretty good indication that he won't be playing tonight. He's not worth owning anywhere. Wednesday, 10:22 am
  • Joakim Noah (ankle) a game-time decision
    Joakim Noah (sprained ankle) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with Portland.

    Advice: It's currently unclear if this is the same ankle that forced Noah to miss time during the preseason, but he does seem to always find a way to pop up on the injury report. He's posting just 14th round value on the year in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 4.0 points, 8.1 boards, 3.1 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocks per game, so he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Jeff Hornacek said he'd consider starting Kristaps Porzingis at the five if Noah is out. Wednesday, 8:48 am
  • Clint Capela quiet in loss to Jazz
    Clint Capela, coming off a career-high 21 points on Sunday, had just eight points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in 28 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: This was the first time since Nov. 2 that Capela didn't hit double figures in either points or rebounds and he's still averaging 14.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks over his last five games, making him a must-own center in fantasy circles. He got Rudy Gobert'd tonight. Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • Trevor Booker double-doubles in win
    Trevor Booker hit 7-of-13 shots for 15 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals in 42 minutes of Tuesday's exciting 127-122 double-overtime win against the Clippers.

    Advice: This was quite a win for the Nets and Booker's strong line will be lost in all the attention Sean Kilpatrick's 38-point game will get. Booker had just eight points and eight boards in his last game, but has now double-doubled in three of his last four games, and has seven of them on the season. Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Henson plays well in second straight start
    John Henson made his second straight start on Tuesday vs. the Cavaliers and played well, scoring seven points on 3-of-7 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Greg Monroe logged 26 minutes off the bench and it looks like he and Henson will be splitting the center minutes on most nights -- Miles Plumlee played just a couple minutes. Coach Jason Kidd can be unpredictable with his rotations, but Henson is coming off a 20-point effort with seven boards, three blocks, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes against the Magic on Sunday, so feel free to grab him off the wire if you need blocks and boards. Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • LeBron James scores 22 in loss to Bucks
    LeBron James scored 22 points with four rebounds, four assists and three triples in 33 minutes in a 118-101 loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.

    Advice: LeBron turned the ball over a season-high seven times and shot 8-of-16 from the field, and he was thoroughly outplayed by Giannis Antetokounmpo. However, the Cavs were coming off a four-game winning streak and LeBron had two triple-doubles in that span, so his owners should forgive him for this "quiet" line. The Cavs have a back-to-back set coming up against the Clippers on Thursday and the Bulls on Friday, so his owners will want to confirm his status for both. Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Anthony Davis goes beast mode on Lakers
    Anthony Davis torched the Lakers for 41 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, four steals, two blocks, a 3-pointer and just one turnover in 41 minutes in Monday's blowout win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Wow. He had 75.7 Fanduel points, hit 14-of-27 shots and 12-of-14 free throws, so hopefully you didn't fade him tonight. Since scoring just 13 points in 19 minutes against the Hawks a week ago (when he tweaked his knee), he's scored at least 31 points in four straight games and is averaging 38.3 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.3 blocks, 1.3 3-pointers and just 2.0 turnovers over that stretch. He's an obvious sell-high candidate based on his injury history, but that's easier said than done when you're enjoying the fruits of his labor right now. Tuesday, 7:27 pm
  • Tobias Harris has strong performance
    Tobias Harris hit 9-of-12 shots for 24 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in Tuesday’s win against the Hornets.

    Advice: Harris led the team in scoring with 24 points and has now scored over 20 points in two consecutive games, just the second time this season that's happened. The Pistons head to Boston on Wednesday to face the Celtics, a team that Harris scored 19 points against a little over a week ago. He remains a consistent fantasy option, offering a safe floor. He's shooting lights out right now, hitting 54 percent of his shots over his last five games. Tuesday, 6:50 pm
  • Mike Scott (knee) getting closer to return
    Mike Scott (left knee) is getting closer to a return and has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: Scott underwent non-surgical procedures in late October to address soreness in his left knee. He was projected to miss at least four weeks and was targeting a return date in early December. So this latest updates suggests he has not encountered any setbacks in his rehab. Scott averaged 6.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 15.3 minutes per game last season. He can be left on waivers in standard leagues, as he has limited fantasy value. However, Scott may eat into Thabo Sefolosha and Mike Muscala's minutes once he is finally healthy. Tuesday, 4:05 pm
  • Anthony Bennett recalled from the D-League
    Anthony Bennett has been recalled from his D-League stint.

    Advice: From the No. 1 overall pick to D-League regular; Bennett has precisely zero fantasy value. Tuesday, 2:59 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (sick) questionable Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Arthur seems to always find a way to pop up on the injury report, but he's not a meaningful part of the rotation anyway. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 1:26 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez (ankle) probable Wednesday
    Juan Hernangomez (ankle) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Hernangomez was available to play on Sunday, but ended up picking up a DNP-CD, and that trend could continue on Wednesday night. We'll be taking him off the injury report, but he's not worth owning anywhere at the moment. Tuesday, 1:05 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll finally feeling healthy
    A full year after his initial injury, DeMarre Carroll says he "feels great just to be healthy."

    Advice: It was around this time last year - less than a month into his first season with Toronto - that Carroll initially hurt his knee. "I need my legs to knock down my 3-pointers. It just feels good to be healthy and be able to go out there and help my team win," Carroll said. He has scored 10 or more points in five straight games for the first time since joining the Raps. Over this recent stretch, he's averaging 14.4 points on 55 percent shooting, including 46 percent from beyond the arc. He's totaled five steals and five blocks over the last three contests. Carroll may be cleared to play in both games of back-to-back sets around the new year. Tuesday, 8:06 am
  • Markieff Morris hits 2-of-12 shots in win
    Markieff Morris hit just 2-of-12 shots for eight points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and six turnovers in 44 minutes of Monday's 101-95 overtime win over the Kings.

    Advice: He was ejected in the third quarter of Saturday's game and really hasn't done much for the Wizards lately. He's averaging just 8.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 0.4 3-pointers on 37 percent shooting over his last five games. He'll get it turned around at some point, but he's been struggling for some time and might start showing up on waiver wires any day now. If you need a buy-low power forward, he's probably worth a look. Especially because the 44 minutes (yeah, it was overtime) were very encouraging. Monday, 8:38 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores 10 in 21 minutes
    DeMarre Carroll scored 10 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes vs. the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: The game was over by the third quarter, so that explains the low minutes. Carroll was an efficient 4-of-5 from the field and didn't turn the ball over, and this was his fourth solid game in a row (not including his DNP-Rest on Nov. 21). He's averaging 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.8 steals and 2.8 triples in that span, so he's clearly trending up. Coach Dwane Casey expects him to start playing in back-to-back sets around the new year, meaning he will miss either Friday's game vs. the Lakers or Saturday's game vs. the Hawks. Monday, 7:30 pm
  • Robert Covington scores 20 w/ six 3-pointers
    Robert Covington erupted for 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting in Monday's 122-95 loss to the Raptors, adding five rebounds, two steals, two assists, six 3-pointers and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He needed a performance like this in the worst way. Covington was shooting 28.3 percent from the field and 26.5 percent from deep prior to Monday, but just like his coach Brett Brown said, "shooters shoot." Hopefully this is a sign that he's turning a corner, but it's worth noting that he posted a two-point dud on Nov. 25 after scoring 19 points in the previous game. If you don't mind his volatile field goal percentage, Covington is worth owning for his treys and defensive stats. Monday, 7:11 pm
  • D'Antoni wants to keep giving Capela 30 mins
    Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he wants to keep giving Clint Capela 30+ minutes per night.

    Advice: Capela didn't eclipse the 30-minute mark until Nov. 19 against the Pistons, but since then he's played 30 or more minutes in five straight games, averaging 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks on 62.9 percent shooting from the field and 58.3 percent from the line in that span. His fantasy arrow is pointing up and he is becoming a draft-day steal. Monday, 9:28 am
  • Dwight Howard gets 19 pts w/ full line vs LAK
    Dwight Howard bounced back vs. his former team on Sunday, finishing a tough loss in L.A. with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Howard narrowly missed his 12th double-double of the season, but he's still tied for fourth in that category behind Hassan Whiteside (13), James Harden (14) and Russell Westbrook (14). The Hawks have now lost five of their past six games, and on Monday they play the second half of a back-to-back set vs. the Warriors. Good luck. Sunday, 9:44 pm
  • Mike Muscala solid again off Hawks' bench
    Mike Muscala led the Hawks bench on Sunday with 10 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers, shooting 4-of-7 from the field with zero turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks came in with an abysmal 91.1 offensive rating in their past five games, which would easily be the worst in the league on a season-long basis. They fared better tonight with a 99.3 rating, but their defense betrayed them in a disappointing loss to the Lakers. Muscala has been a steadying presence for the bench all season long and he's available on most waiver wires if you need a low-end big man. Sunday, 9:41 pm
  • Clint Capela rolling w/ efficient 21 & 9 line
    Clint Capela had yet another big game on Sunday, finishing a 130-114 road win in Portland with a career-high 21 points (9-of-12 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), nine rebounds, two blocks and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Capela had some quiet games early this season, but since Nov. 5 he's been on a tear with averages of 13.6 points on 63.0 percent shooting, 9.2 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and only 1.5 turnovers in 27.0 minutes. He's made just 56.0 percent of his free throws in that span, but has attempted just 2.3 per game -- compare that to 3.7 attempts for Andre Drummond, 5.0 attempts for Dwight Howard, and 5.6 for DeAndre Jordan. Capela is shaping up to be a tremendous value in any format. Sunday, 9:10 pm
  • Anthony Davis' 36 & 13 not enough vs. Dallas
    Anthony Davis exploded for 36 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 40 minutes on Sunday, making 12-of-22 FGs and 12-of-14 FTs in a losing effort.

    Advice: Davis padded his league-leading scoring average of 31.3 points per game and continues to hold down the No. 1 spot for roto value. Unfortunately, he got absolutely no help tonight with his teammates shooting a combined 18-of-55 from the field (32.7 percent) against one of the league's worst defenses. They'll look to get back on track vs. the visiting Lakers on Tuesday. Sunday, 7:31 pm
  • John Henson picks up 20 & 7 with three blocks
    John Henson moved back into the starting lineup vs. Orlando on Sunday, scoring a season-high 20 points (8-of-13 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs) with seven boards, three blocks, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: He was a DNP-CD on Friday and the Bucks' center position has been nauseating for fantasy purposes. Henson's minutes have hovered in the low-20s even as a starter, he came in with the Bucks' worst net rating at -12.4, and his role is likely to shift depending upon the opponent. Feel free to speculatively pick him up after tonight's solid performance, but don't be surprised if it proves to be a one-time event. Sunday, 6:48 pm
  • Justin Hamilton grabs career-high 10 boards
    Justin Hamilton grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds on Sunday, adding six points, three assists and one steal without any turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Hamilton came in shooting a team-high 42.6 percent from downtown but he missed both of his long-range attempts tonight. He helped the Nets stay competitive on the glass tonight, and their offense produced 105 points, but they were once again destroyed defensively -- the Kings scored 122 points on 53.5 percent shooting, including a 13-of-23 mark from downtown. Sunday, 6:19 pm
  • Nikola Jokic double-doubles in 31 minutes
    Nikola Jokic double-doubled in 31 minutes off the bench on Sunday, producing 13 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Jokic has excelled off the bench for the Nuggets, and since the demotion he's returned top-80 value in standard 9-cat leagues with averages of 9.6 points, 7.0 boards, 3.9 assists, 0.9 blocks and just 1.1 turnovers per game on 54.3 percent shooting from the field and 82.4 percent from the stripe. The 31 minutes were the most he's played since the second game of the season, so hopefully things continue to trend in this very positive direction. Sunday, 3:52 pm
  • King James notches 45th career triple-double
    LeBron James posted the 45th triple-double of his career during Sunday's 112-108 win over the 76ers with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists over 42 minutes.

    Advice: James also added one 3-pointer, one steal and five turnovers to his stat line, and he's been coasting with top-20 value on the year behind averages of 23.6 points, 8.4 boards, 9.7 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.4 swats, 1.6 triples and 3.6 turnovers per game on 49.8 percent shooting. The Cavs are currently dominating the Eastern Conference with a 13-2 record, which could mean random rest days down the stretch for King James. Sunday, 2:18 pm
  • John Henson starting, Plumlee to the bench
    John Henson will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Magic, sending Miles Plumlee back to the bench.

    Advice: Henson went from starter to DNP-CD on Friday, but he should be able to flirt with close to 20 minutes tonight with a better matchup against the Magic. Plumlee tends to move in and out of the starting five, but he's not worth owning anywhere, regardless of how he enters the game. Sunday, 1:53 pm
  • Robert Covington hits 3-of-9 shots in loss
    Robert Covington's shooting woes continued on Sunday as he hit just 3-of-9 shots on his way to eight points, six boards, two 3-pointers and one steal in a mere 21 minutes of action.

    Advice: Covington has always been a streaky shooter, but we've never seen this type of ineptitude with him shooting a horrendously awful 28.3 percent from the field on the year. He's been spending way more time at the three-spot this year, which obviously has not worked out well, although he's still clinging to late-round value on the year due to his 1.9 steals per contest. Owners should try and just hold on, despite the fact that it's gotten to the point where he's missing fast break layups (video below). Sunday, 1:22 pm
  • Dario Saric posts minimal line in 20 minutes
    Dario Saric scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with four boards, three assists, two 3-pointers, one block and an unfortunate four turnovers in 20 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The arrival of Ersan Ilyasova has basically crushed Saric's upside, and through the first 17 games of the year the rookie ranks well outside the top-200 with averages of 9.2 points, 6.1 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.2 triples and 2.1 turnovers per game. There's a chance he could turn things around after the All-Star break, but that's a long ways away, and given his minimal upside he's just not worth owning in standard leagues at the moment. Sunday, 1:16 pm
  • Juan Hernangomiz (ankle) available to play
    Juan Hernangomez (ankle) will be available to play Sunday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Some reports have him listed as out, some as doubtful, but the Nuggets PR is saying he's available to play so we'll go with that. Available to play doesn't necessarily mean he'll play, and with averages of just 3.9 points and 2.8 boards on the year, his playing status is more or less irrelevant. Sunday, 11:23 am
  • Carroll to be cleared for back-to-back sets?
    Raptors coach Dwane Casey said that DeMarre Carroll may be cleared to play in both games of back-to-back sets around the new year.

    Advice: "We don't want to push it right now," Casey said. Carroll has played much better lately with averages of 15.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.5 treys on 52.3 percent shooting in his last four appearances, but it's tough for fantasy owners to rely on him due to the limited workload. Looking ahead, the next back-to-back set on the schedule is on Friday vs. the Lakers and Saturday vs. the Hawks. He's trending up after a slow start to the season. Sunday, 10:13 am
  • Joakim Noah says he needs to play better
    A frustrated Joakim Noah said that he knows he needs to play better.

    Advice: "I think everybody [wants to play down the stretch of games]," Noah said. "But those are not things I can control. All I can control is my progress. I need to play better and I will. I just got to stay working." He hit rock bottom on Saturday with just 13 minutes against the Hornets, but he didn't use his illness as an excuse. Until he shows us something, Noah belongs on the wire in most leagues. Sunday, 8:20 am
  • Anthony Bennett assigned to D-League
    Anthony Bennett has been assigned to the D-League.

    Advice: He's averaging 10.3 minutes per game and his role may not grow until after the All-Star break. Sunday, 7:45 am
  • Nikola Mirotic would like to re-sign with CHI
    Nikola Mirotic said that he would like to re-sign with the Bulls when his contract expires this summer.

    Advice: "I love the Bulls," Mirotic said. "I love my teammates. I love the city. It's the perfect place for me. The first idea is to re-sign." Mirotic has been linked to a move to his former team Real Madrid, but he said the NBA is the best place for him to grow as a player. Mirotic has been wildly inconsistent for the Bulls with averages of 9.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.7 blocks and 1.6 triples on 40.0 percent shooting, so it will be interesting to see how much the Bulls are willing to spend on the impending free agent. Sunday, 7:08 am
  • Tobias Harris scores 21 points vs. OKC
    Tobias Harris scored 21 points against the Thunder on Saturday with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer during a 106-88 loss.

    Advice: That little scoring slump is officially gone with Tobias scoring 17.6 points per game in his last three games. Harris has quietly posted sixth-round value on the season and could improve on that valuation. Saturday, 8:15 pm
  • Joakim Noah turns in a 0.0 usage rate
    Joakim Noah didn't take any shots or turn the ball over in 12 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, adding three rebounds.

    Advice: He had the ol' 0.0 usage rate for the seventh time in his career and first time since 2008. Noah's minutes are going to stay somewhat low all year, so fantasy owners may not want to even bother. Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Markieff Morris ejected on Saturday night
    Markieff Morris was ejected in the third quarter on Saturday.

    Advice: Referee Ken Mauer gave him two technicals after Morris wouldn't stop talking. He didn't appear to make contact with the ref, so he shouldn't be suspended. Morris finished tonight's game with 12 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes. He's worth owning in standard leagues. For tonight, Jason Smith replaced him and should get a few extra minutes. Saturday, 5:33 pm
  • Marvin Williams (knee) out at least one week
    An MRI on Saturday revealed Marvin Williams (left knee) has a bone bruise and he will be re-evaluated in one week.

    Advice: There is no structural damage to his ligaments, so it's possible Williams can make it back shortly after the one week. After arguably a career year last season, Williams is off to a bad start with only 9.9 points per game on only 33.6 percent from the field this season. He may he on the chopping block in shallow leagues. Meanwhile, Frank Kaminsky is worth owning in standard leagues while Marco Belinelli should benefit with the Hornets going smaller more often and needing another shooter out there. Saturday, 1:37 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez is questionable for Sunday
    Juancho Hernangomez (ankle) is questionable to play against the Suns on Sunday.

    Advice: He said he's felt fine after his ankle sprain on Wednesday and it would appear the Nuggets had the final say in holding him out for Friday. If we had to guess, he may have the best chance to play over Will Barton (ankle) and Danilo Gallinari (thigh), so Hernangomez could wind up getting 28 minutes like he did on Wednesday. We'll have an update on him at shootaround tomorrow. Saturday, 12:45 pm
  • Clint Capela double-doubles vs. Kings
    Clint Capela scored 17 points with 10 rebounds, two blocks and two fouls against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: No foul trouble against DeMarcus Cousins? Making 3-of-4 from the line? A double-double in 30 minutes? I'm Ron Burgundy? Kidding aside, Capela is playing lights out and he has his coach's confidence. He's a bit of a sell-high candidate, but Capela isn't going away. Friday, 11:46 pm
  • Anthony Davis drops 31 w/ 13 boards, 5 blocks
    Anthony Davis scored 31 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, five blocks and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes vs. the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for the Pelicans. It was just another day at the office for Davis, as he registered a season-high five blocks with his 11th game of 30 or more points on the season. Davis is the No. 1 player in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues, so his trade value can't be any higher. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Joakim Noah returns with 18 minutes
    Joakim Noah played 18 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday, finishing with six points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and no turnovers.

    Advice: He said he had a bad illness the past few days and it felt good to play today. Noah did add he's at 100 percent, so the low playing time may be about the back-to-back set. With Willy Hernangomez coming on, the Knicks may keep Noah's minutes around 20 most nights. Friday, 9:16 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 12 points vs. OKC
    Kenneth Faried got back into double-digits on Friday with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Faried isn't known for his defense or shot-blocking, but he swatted away a potentially game-winning layup by Russell Westbrook at the buzzer in regulation (the Nuggets still lost in OT). Faried's starting gig hasn't resulted in many more minutes or higher usage, so he's still just a low-end option. Friday, 9:09 pm
  • Nikola Jokic posts understated line Friday
    Nikola Jokic chipped in seven points, six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer during the Nuggets' tough home loss on Friday.

    Advice: Jokic has found his rhythm after moving to the bench, and over the past five games he's averaging a steady 8.8 points on 57.6 percent shooting, 7.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.0 blocks. It's not ideal, but he's doing enough to maintain a roster spot in all formats. Friday, 9:06 pm
  • Trevor Booker double-doubles in loss
    Trevor Booker double-doubled against the Pacers on Friday, scoring 10 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and three turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He shot 5-of-8 from the field and continues to play the best ball of his life. This was his sixth double-double of the season and his seventh game with three or more steals. We keep waiting for him to slow down, but it hasn't happened yet. He's arguably been the top waiver wire add of the season as he's currently holding onto top-30 value in standard leagues. Friday, 8:58 pm
  • Marvin Williams is doubtful for Saturday
    Marvin Williams (left knee) is doubtful to play against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: There is no need to play him on the second night of a back-to-back. The Hornets won't have a shootaround tomorrow morning, so we won't get an official word until Saturday evening. The Hornets do have some depth, but it'll be Frank Kaminsky getting a big bump. Kaminsky should be owned in standard leagues right now. Friday, 8:28 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores six off bench
    Nikola Mirotic scored six points with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: After the monster 15-point, 15-board game in 37 minutes on Sunday, Mirotic is back to his normal playing time of 23.5 minutes per game over his last two. He's a little below average in that span with averages of 8.5 points, 3.0 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.5 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys. He's a hold in standard leagues, but he's going to be annoying somewhat often. Friday, 8:16 pm
  • Dwight Howard struggles in loss to Jazz
    Dwight Howard struggled in Friday's loss to the Jazz, scoring four points with seven rebounds and one block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He was 2-of-9 from the field and didn't collect a rebound until the second quarter or score until the fourth quarter. Howard was coming off a dominant 23-point, 20-rebound effort against the Pacers on Wednesday, but Rudy Gobert tends to have this effect on opposing centers. Howard will have plenty of motiavtion to have a big "revenge game" against the Lakers on Sunday. Friday, 8:13 pm
  • Dario Saric scores just four points
    Dario Saric scored four points with seven rebounds, three assists and three turnovers in 22 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: He's in another bad shooting slump over his last three. In that span, he's made just 18.8 percent from the field with averages of 3.3 points, 5.3 boards, 1.7 assists and 0.7 treys. His minutes appear to be capped at 24 because Ersan Ilyasova is playing well in the first unit and coach Brett Brown barely plays them together, so his upside isn't what it used to be. He's probably not worth owning in shallower formats or for owners needing a change. There will be upside later in the year, though. Friday, 8:00 pm
  • John Henson goes from starter to DNP-CD
    John Henson picked up a DNP-CD vs. the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: Henson was an intriguing pickup when Jason Kidd decided to start him, but he didn't take off with averages of 7.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.4 blocks. Considering he's not even in the rotation, owners can safely cut him back to the waiver wire. Friday, 7:41 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll hits four 3s, scores 14 pts
    DeMarre Carroll finished Friday's 105-99 win in Milwaukee with 14 points, four 3-pointers, one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: Carroll was coming off a 20-point game and looked good again tonight, hitting 4-of-8 shots from deep. The lack of boards and assists is brutal, however, and he didn't have any defensive stats to make up the difference. He got off to a poor start this year and is likely to get more sporadic rest days, but he's worth a glance if you have an open roster spot. Friday, 7:37 pm
  • Robert Covington goes cold again
    Robert Covington missed all four shots from the field and made both free throws for two points on Friday, adding one rebound, two steals and one block in 20 minutes.

    Advice: And we're back. Covington had a monster game on Wednesday with 19 points, but he still is shooting just 27.9 percent from the field on the season. Coach Brett Brown should still be keeping Covington in the starting lineup, but he may have a quicker hook on the nights he's struggling and the 76ers are trailing. Even with the ugly shooting, Covington is still worth owning in standard leagues. Friday, 7:31 pm
  • Markieff Morris comes back strong
    Markieff Morris (ankle) played 32 minutes against the Magic on Friday with 11 points, three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: The Wizards having a few days off following their Monday game helped to get Morris back up to his normal playing time. Before his injury limited him in his previous three, Morris was turning the corner and flirting with mid-round value. He's a hold in standard leagues. Friday, 7:08 pm
  • Tobias Harris makes 7-of-11 shots vs. LAC
    Tobias Harris drained 7-of-11 shots to finish Friday's home win vs. the Clippers with 15 points, three rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Harris has mixed in a few single-digit scoring games this season but he's picked it up in his past two contests, averaging 16.0 points. He won't hurt you anywhere and is holding down mid-round roto value, though more supporting stats would go a long way -- he's averaging just 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocks this season. Friday, 7:08 pm
  • Marvin Williams has hyper-extended left knee
    Marvin Williams has suffered a hyper-extended left knee and will not return on Friday.

    Advice: He's almost certainly going to be re-evaluated after what looked to be a painful injury. Williams had a tough time going to the locker room and was ruled out about 20 minutes after the injury. If Williams needs to miss Saturday's game against the Knicks, Frank Kaminsky would get the start and have a big boost in fantasy value. He's a speculative add in standard leagues. Friday, 6:20 pm
  • Marvin Williams (left knee) to locker room
    Marvin Williams (left knee) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Friday against the Knicks.

    Advice: He collided with Kristaps Porzingis under the basket and had an awkward landing. Williams tried to walk it off for a few steps, but was in pain after that. He continued to be in pain and eventually sat down on the floor next to the bench. Williams was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, but he could be out for tonight. If he's going to miss time, that would make Frank Kaminsky a very attractive pickup in most leagues. Friday, 6:00 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn returns to the bench
    Kyle O'Quinn will return to the bench for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: It's the expected move with Joakim Noah (illness) back in the starting lineup. KOQ is only relevant in very deep leagues. Friday, 3:51 pm
  • John Henson moves to bench Friday
    John Henson will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The Bucks will start Miles Plumlee and coach Jason Kidd only wants to use two centers moving forward, so it's possible Henson goes from to a starter to a DNP-CD if he decides to roll with Greg Monroe off the bench. If you picked Henson up for his blocks, it makes sense to see how the rotation looks before dropping him. Henson is too risky to deploy in most fantasy lineups tonight. Friday, 3:32 pm
  • Joakim Noah (illness) will start Friday
    Joakim Noah (illness) will start at center Friday against Charlotte.

    Advice: Noah had missed two straight games. The Knicks won both games, with both Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez playing relatively well in place of Noah. Despite getting the starting nod, coach Jeff Hornacek said that Noah will play limited minutes on Friday. Even if Noah does start on Friday, as the Knicks ease him back into the rotation. All New York centers should be avoided on Friday night. Friday, 2:59 pm
  • Joakim Noah may come off the bench on Friday
    Joakim Noah (illness) is probable for Friday's game against Charlotte, but he may not start.

    Advice: "We’ll have to see how [Noah] feels [Friday] morning,’’ coach Jeff Hornacek said. "If he looks like he’s ready to go we may start him. Or we may go the way we’ve been going. We’ll decide that [Friday]. It could be a few minutes here and there to start the game and the second half — if we decide to start him. If he doesn’t look like he has much energy then, we’ll sub quicker.’’ Even if Noah plays and starts on Friday, it's best to avoid him and all Knicks centers in DFS. Friday, 6:18 am
  • Markieff Morris good to go for Friday
    Markieff Morris (foot) will play against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He is good to go after missing some practice time on Tuesday. Morris did have his minutes monitored on Monday, logging just 26 minutes. His injury has caused him to have some quiet numbers in his last three, averaging 6.4 points, 4.3 boards and 1.0 steals. Expect him to play around 30 minutes on Friday and he should remain owned in standard leagues. Thursday, 2:50 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez (ankle) ruled out for Friday
    Juan Hernangomez (right ankle) will not play against the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: He had X-rays on his right ankle on Wednesday and the results were negative. Hernangomez could have been looking at another start, but now the Nuggets may have to shake things up even more if Danilo Gallinari (thigh) can't go. We could see Will Barton start at the three and Jamal Murray start at the two or Wilson Chandler can shift from his role as the backup forward. It sounds like Hernangomez will be missing some time here based on how the Nuggets ruled him out the day before tomorrow's game. Thursday, 10:50 am
  • Anthony Davis has 45 & 10, Pelicans win again
    Anthony Davis (right knee) blew up again on Wednesday with 45 points (17-of-27 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: This is already Davis' third 40 & 10 game of the young season, and he's on pace to return No. 1 fantasy value in 9-cat and 8-cat leagues. The standard injury caveat applies, and he's dealt with a few minor ailments in the past week alone, but he's still the ultimate high-risk, high-reward player in the NBA. If you're leery of his health and looking to trade him, at least make sure you're getting elite value in return. Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Juan Hernangomez says he's OK
    Juan Hernangomez said he's OK after an X-ray was taken on his ankle on Wednesday.

    Advice: He rolled his ankle late in the game and did not return. Hernangomez got his first NBA start tonight, finishing with nine points, six rebounds, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes. Danilo Gallinari (thigh) sounded like he could miss time, so Hernangomez may be a regular part of the rotation. He's worth a long look for deeper leagues. Wednesday, 9:38 pm
  • Trevor Booker goes off yet again
    Trevor Booker kept his career year going during a 111-92 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with 12 rebounds, three assists, four steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had one of the funnier shots of the night when Tyler Zeller knocked Booker's headband over his eyes and he shot it blindfolded -- he missed the shot (video in link below). Booker has been seeing everything very well this year and amazingly has third-round value in standard leagues. He's easily been the pickup of the year so far. Wednesday, 9:14 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores season-high 20 points
    DeMarre Carroll returned from a rest day to score a season-high 20 points on Wednesday, making 9-of-14 shots in 27 minutes of action.

    Advice: Carroll added four steals, three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers. He came in shooting just 39.5 percent from the field with a mere 3.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks, so this is a tremendous leap in productivity for the struggling veteran. We'd like to see him do it a few more times before touting him as a pickup, but he has enough upside to be worth a look in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:04 pm
  • Robert Covington stuffs stat sheet vs Memphis
    Robert Covington finally broke through offensively on Wednesday, making 6-of-10 shots with four 3-pointers to score 19 points with 10 boards, three steals and three blocks.

    Advice: Covington was booed in Philly's last home game and it's hard to blame the fans -- he came in with an atrocious True Shooting percentage of 38.9, down from 54.3 last season. His stroke returned tonight, mercifully, and he even added a pair of assists to round out his line. If he's floating on your waiver wire, go get him. Wednesday, 8:32 pm
  • LeBron James triple-doubles in win vs. POR
    LeBron James posted his second triple-double of the season on Wednesday, scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds, 13 assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Blazers.

    Advice: That's triple-double No. 44 for LeBron's career. James is sitting at No. 3 in the NBA for assists per game at 9.3 and he's also averaging 8.5 boards to go with his 23.8 points. While Russell Westbrook is putting up triple-doubles all the time, LeBron isn't far behind him on the averages. The Cavs will welcome the NBA's worst team, the Mavs, to Cleveland on Friday. Wednesday, 8:21 pm
  • Dwight Howard goes off for 23 & 20 vs. Pacers
    Dwight Howard dominated the Pacers on Wednesday with 23 points and a season-high 20 rebounds (nine offensive), sinking 10-of-12 shots with one assist and three turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak tonight, earning a 96-85 road win in Indiana. Howard overpowered Myles Turner and the Pacers' frontcourt, helping the Hawks pile up a 48-34 advantage for points in the paint, along with a massive 56-37 edge in rebounds. Howard played just 19 minutes during Tuesday's blowout, so this was a nice way to atone. Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Marvin Williams hits 4-of-6 FGs, two triples
    Marvin Williams made 4-of-6 shots including two 3-pointers on Wednesday, finishing with 10 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Williams came in shooting just 31.2 percent from the field, easily a career-worst. He wasn't very involved tonight, but at least his attempts were on the mark. If he was cut in your league due to his horrid shooting, don't hesitate to pick him up -- it's only a matter of time before he resumes posting top-100 value. Wednesday, 7:24 pm
  • Frazier, Moore, Dante, AD & Asik starting
    Tim Frazier, E'Twaun Moore, Dante Cunningham, Anthony Davis and Omer Asik will start against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Davis and Terrence Jones were both expected to play today, so they should be good to go. Hopefully, Davis doesn't jump into the stands today. Wednesday, 5:49 pm
  • Juancho Hernangomez will start for Gallo
    Juancho Hernangomez will start for Danilo Gallinari (thigh) against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone loves Wilson Chandler next to Nikola Jokic, so this move isn't too surprising. Obviously Chandler is still fully expected to be the man to benefit here while Will Barton should also get a decent bump with more minutes, as well. Wednesday, 5:15 pm
  • Anthony Davis (knee), Jones expected to play
    Anthony Davis (knee) and Terrence Jones (illness) are both expected to play on Wednesday, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: Both guys were considered probable so this merely confirms that they're on pace to play tonight. Plug both guys into your lineups with confidence. Wednesday, 4:57 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll back in the starting lineup
    DeMarre Carroll is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday to face the Rockets.

    Advice: He rested on Monday and the Raptors will continue to take it easy on him. Carroll just hasn't looked right and is a drop candidate in standard leagues. Terrence Ross takes a hit with Carroll back. Wednesday, 4:55 pm
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