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  • Brandon Rush (toe) questionable for Saturday
    Brandon Rush (sprained right big toe) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Rush has been sidelined for the past two contests with a sprained right big toe. He's averaging just 1.6 points this season and hasn't played more than eight minutes in a game since November 5th. He holds no fantasy value and can be left on waivers. 33 minutes ago
  • Devin Harris (toe) is probable for Saturday
    Devin Harris (right great toe sprain) is probable for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Harris has played 11 minutes in each of the Mavs last two games, as he works his way back from the toe injury that cost him the first 16 games of the season. If Seth Curry sits out Saturday, Harris' minutes may bump up into the teens. However, Harris can still be left on waivers in standard leagues. 59 minutes ago
  • Deron Williams (calf) probable for Friday
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable to play vs. Chicago on Saturday.

    Advice: Williams appears to have finally put his nagging calf issue in the rear-view mirror. D-Will has seen his playing time and production increase in each of the Mavs four previous games, from 15 minutes and four points last Friday to 14 points in 29 minutes on Thursday. When healthy, Willims is a fantasy asset, especially for teams in need of point guard depth. Over the first five games of this season, Williams averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers in 35 minutes per game. Today, 6:40 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Saturday
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee on Wednesday, which caused him to miss Thursday's game. If Curry doesn't play on Saturday, Deron Williams, Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson would see a slight uptick in minutes. Today, 6:33 am
  • Brook Lopez to continue shooting 3-pointers
    Brook Lopez has already set career-highs in 3-pointers made and attempted this season, and will continue to shoot from downtown.

    Advice: Lopez is 22-of-60 from deep in 11 games this season, smashing his previous career-highs in makes and attempts. To put it in perspective, he had 31 attempts – and three baskets – in the first eight years of his career. "I’m surprised how he’s embraced it," coach Kenny Atkinson said. "Brook is all in. I like the buy-in, that’s just the type of guy he is. He works on it religiously. That’s another thing why we give him freedom." Thanks in part to the increase 3-point production, Lopez is off to a phenomenal start this season. He currently ranks 34th overall in nine-category fantasy leagues, one spot behind Blake Griffin and one ahead of DeMar DeRozan. Today, 6:18 am
  • James Harden scores 20 in win at Denver
    James Harden scored 20 points during a 128-110 win in Denver on Friday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block, five turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Not a bad win for a team that didn't get into the high altitude until 5 a.m. following a win in Oakland. Harden's shot was off a bit and it took him until late in the fourth to make his trey, which made him the first player in Rockets history to make a 3-pointer in each of the first 20 games of a season. The Rockets are completely ridiculous with their 3-pointers lately, attempting 39.4 per game in their last five. Meanwhile, they've only taken 6.0 midrange shots in their last five -- Harrison Barnes has taken 8.2 midrange shots per game in his last five. Harden is an MVP candidate with his league-leading assists and has his team sitting in the No. 4 spot in the Western Conference. Yesterday, 11:57 pm
  • Patrick Beverley scores 11 points
    Patrick Beverley scored 11 points with three rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: If not for garbage time, Beverley's minutes would have likely been more than his 29 from Thursday. Beverley does only have a team-low 12.0 usage rate, but the Rockets are very successful when he's on the court with his team-high 13.8 net rating. He's posting eighth-round value on the year and could hold that value. Yesterday, 11:40 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell scores eight off bench
    Montrezl Harrell was the backup center again on Friday, scoring eight points with three rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets surprisingly rested Nene for a second straight game. That may have been due to how well Harrell played on Thursday or perhaps it could even be a rotation change. Hopefully, Mike D'Antoni sheds some light on this, but Harrell is still only going to be the backup center. He's only worth a look if you're desperate at center. Yesterday, 11:35 pm
  • Corey Brewer gets 13 minutes
    Corey Brewer played 13 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with two points, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: Trevor Ariza (back) was hurt in this game, which could help Brewer. He's really fallen down in the wing pecking order, but coach Mike D'Antoni may opt to go with Brewer in the first unit to keep some continuity. Just keep an eye on Brewer with his low upside. Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • Inspectah Dek: Sam Dekker scores 17 points
    Sam Dekker scored a career-high 17 points against the Nuggets on Friday, adding four rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It was a fantastic game for Dekker, who was already playing the best ball of his career coming into this game. He played clutch minutes against the Warriors on Thursday and is fitting right in for coach Mike D'Antoni with minutes at both forward spots. With Trevor Ariza (back) going down tonight, Dekker is a speculative add in competitive leagues. Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic doesn't capitalize on Friday
    Jusuf Nurkic played 20 minutes against the Rockets on Friday with 10 point, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Nikola Jokic (wrist) did not play in this game, so Nurkic only getting 20 minutes is a pretty bad sign. He has been a disaster in pick-and-roll coverage and he didn't do a good job in really any facet on defense. Nurkic also missed both free throws, so he's killing his owners there, too. His fantasy value depends a lot on who owns him, but he's lost a lot of his preseason luster for sure. Yesterday, 11:17 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay struggles vs. Houston
    Emmanuel Mudiay made 3-of-12 from the field for nine points against the Rockets on Friday, adding three rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: With Will Barton back in the mix, that means Mudiay will now have more pressure on him, as well. With Jameer Nelson playing well and the shooting guard minutes looking very full with Barton and Jamal Murray, Nelson could take some minutes from Mudiay. That's especially the case when the Nuggets are trailing in the second half. He's a headache to own in standard leagues. Yesterday, 11:02 pm
  • Marcin Gortat scores 21 w/ 18 rebounds
    Marcin Gortat went off for 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 18 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals before fouling out in 42 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

    Advice: He's averaging a career-high 35.2 minutes per game and this was the second time this season that he played 42 minutes. Ian Mahinmi (knee) can't stay healthy and coach Scott Brooks doesn't trust his bench at all, but Gortat's owners aren't complaining. He's flirting with top-50 value in standard leagues and his owners just have to hope that the Wizards can remain relevant in the East. Yesterday, 10:58 pm
  • Danny Green held to three points Friday
    Danny Green scored three points on 1-of-4 shooting with one assist, one steal, one triple and three turnovers in 24 minutes vs. the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: This was the third time in his last five games that Green was held to single-digit points, and he's averaging just 6.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 block and 1.6 triples in that span. He's only attempted more than four shots one time in that span, but you likely won't find a player on your waiver wire who can help you with steals, blocks and treys, making Green a hold in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Patty Mills scores 10 in 28 minutes Friday
    Patty Mills scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting with eight assists, four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Friday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Tony Parker (knee) was out again and Nicolas Laprovittola drew his second straight start, but Mills played 28 minutes for the second straight game and he's clearly the pickup here. Mills is playing for a new contract and is playing the best ball of his career, averaging 14.4 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 treys over his last five games. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now. Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Jameer Nelson loses minutes with Will back
    Jameer Nelson scored five points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The return of Will Barton should really hurt Nelson's minutes. Barton looked 100 percent and ready to take on most of the shooting guard minutes, which is noteworthy for Nelson because he was playing big minutes in two-PG combos. Nelson will have value at some point because he has multiple avenues for minutes and Emmanuel Mudiay is shaky, but Jameer is a drop candidate now. Yesterday, 10:44 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
  • Trevor Ariza leaves game with back spasms
    Updating a previous report, Trevor Ariza left Friday's game vs. Denver with back spasms.

    Advice: He didn't return, but there was only a few minutes left. Ariza played 43 minutes the night before and logged 31 minutes tonight, but luckily he gets two days off before Monday's game vs. Boston. He finished with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, five steals and four treys. If we get some bad news on Ariza, Sam Dekker would get some extra burn. To be clear, Ariza should be fine. Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • J.R. Smith scores nine points in loss
    J.R. Smith scored nine points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: He made 3-of-8 from the field, so the efficiency was solid for Smith when taking into account his treys. He is playing through some knee soreness and is not going to get an MRI despite some history with knee injuries. Smith is very hit or miss, so he's a questionable player to own when he's not on. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Trevor Ariza (leg) goes to locker room
    Trevor Ariza left Friday's game vs. Denver with an apparent leg injury and went back to the locker room.

    Advice: He was down on the ground for a while, but he was able to get up and was seen gingerly walking to the locker room without a noticeable limp. He left the game with only a few minutes left, so his night is likely done. If Ariza needs to miss time, Sam Dekker looks like he will be the primary beneficiary. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scores 17 w/ 11 assists
    Dennis Schroder scored 17 points with 11 assists, two rebounds and one triple in 25 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He looked much better on paper than in real life, as the Hawks were roasted by 36 points and Schroder and the rest of the starters were benched at half. Schroder has put together three encouraging stat lines in a row with averages of 24.0 points, 8.7 assists and 1.3 triples in that span, but it's going to be interesting to see what happens to his (and the rest of the starters) role on Saturday vs. the Raptors with his head coach contemplating lineup changes. Our guess is that Schroder's job is safe. Yesterday, 9:36 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
  • Kent Bazemore held to seven points in loss
    Kent Bazemore was benched at halftime during Friday's blowout loss to the Pistons, finishing with seven points on 3-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one triple in 18 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks benched their entire starting unit at halftime and coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that he's considering lineup changes, but we still think Kyle Korver would head to the bench before Baze. He's been all over the place lately with two games with 21+ points and three games with single-digit points in his last five, but he's still a hold in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Justin Holiday plays a great game vs. MIN
    Justin Holiday vastly improved against the Wolves on Friday with 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He got the start for the injured Courtney Lee (ankle) and really stepped it up after struggling for over a week. If Lee is going to miss additional time, Holiday could flirt with minutes close to 30. Although, he's not expected to miss time and figures to be questionable for Sunday against the Kings. Holiday is only a lukewarm pickup in deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Budenholzer considering lineup changes?
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said "We’ll look at everything" when asked if he will shake up his starting lineup after Friday's 121-85 loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: The Hawks have lost five straight games and seven out of their last eight, so they've got to try something. Coach Bud even benched his entire starting five at halftime because he was looking for a "spark." Kyle Korver has arguably struggled the most and he finished with seven points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes Friday, and he's been held to single-digit points in four out of his last five games. Standard-league owners are probably ready to move on. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez gets 17 minutes
    Willy Hernangomez played 17 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with six points, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: He surprisingly played eight minutes on Wednesday, but he was back to his normal role tonight. Hernangomez still hasn't shown enough upside in his limited minutes to warrant a pickup in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • J.R. Smith starting as expected
    J.R. Smith is in the starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: This is a fully expected move for Smith, who is dealing with knee soreness. We'll see if he can snap out of his slump tonight. Yesterday, 4:24 pm
  • Justin Holiday starting vs. Wolves
    Justin Holiday will start against the Wolves on Friday night.

    Advice: Holiday started the third quarter on Wednesday, so this move is expected. Holiday only played 10.3 minutes in the second half, so he may not getting a big bump. Expect to see more of Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Brandon Jennings tonight. Yesterday, 4:21 pm
  • J.R. Smith battling a sore left knee
    J.R. Smith said he's battling a sore left knee and doesn't want to get an MRI.

    Advice: "There's nothing I can do about it right now because I don't want to get an MRI," Smith said. He had surgery on his left knee back in 2013, so it's a little odd he won't have an MRI. He has been in some kind of slump over his last four, making just 4-of-32 from the field (12.5 percent). It sounds like he'll be ready to go tonight, but we'll keep an eye out. Yesterday, 11:53 am
  • Patrick Beverley gets 29 minutes
    Patrick Beverley scored three points with seven rebounds, two assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday.

    Advice: He only saw 0.5 minutes in the overtime frames, so maybe coach Mike D'Antoni didn't want to put too many minutes on Beverley during the front end of a back-to-back set. He hasn't shot the ball well in his last three with just three makes on 16 attempts, but Beverley is a hold in standard leagues. His minutes may be something to watch in Denver on Friday. Thursday, 11:45 pm
  • Sam Dekker gets 26 minutes vs. Warriors
    Sam Dekker played 26 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played a team-high 11.9 minutes in the fourth quarter and saw 4.8 minutes in the two overtime frames, so clearly coach Mike D'Antoni trusts Dekker with important minutes. Dekker is coming off a 27-minute game against the Jazz, but some of that is due to garbage time. That said, he does appear to be a guy who could be close to 20 minutes per night. With how many treys the Rockets take and the tempo leading to some steals, Dekker is on the radar in deeper leagues. Thursday, 11:40 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell looks great vs. Warriors
    Montrezl Harrell was terrific in 25 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: The Rockets went away from Clint Capela due to some missed free throws and Harrell just ran with his playing time. Nene (rest) did not play in this game, which gave Harrell the opportunity in the first place. Harrell did get most of the center run in overtime and did have a nice preseason, but Capela's extremely solid play before tonight should give him plenty of leash. Harrell is only a speculative pickup in deep leagues. Thursday, 11:28 pm
  • Trevor Ariza struggles from deep
    Trevor Ariza made 5-of-13 from the field for 12 points with four rebounds, and one steal in Thursday’s double-overtime win against the Warriors.

    Advice: Ariza missed all seven of his shots from beyond the arc, but continues to get plenty of looks. He has now attempted seven or more 3-pointers in four of his last six games. While he does have plenty of bumps in the road due to his cold spells, Ariza's output in steals has still made him an early-round asset in standard leagues. Thursday, 11:18 pm
  • James Harden triple-doubles in 2-OT win
    James Harden scored 29 points in a double-overtime win on Thursday night, adding 15 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Harden recorded his fourth triple-double of the season and continues to have one of the highest usage rates in the league at 34 percent. He accounts for 61.8 percent of the Rockets assists, 33.1 percent of the points, 24 percent of the steals, and 21.8 percent of the rebounds. He stuffs the stat sheet just about every night and remains a top five fantasy player. Thursday, 11:13 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 15 in 28 minutes
    Brook Lopez scored 15 points during a 111-93 loss to the Bucks on Thursday, adding four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: Those three treys get him to 35 on the season, which ties him with Anthony Morrow's 2011-12 season for the most 3-pointers made in the first 16 games of a season as a Net. Yes, this is the same Brook Lopez who had a grand total of three 3-pointers in his first eight years combined. The long ball in basketball is cooler than it is in baseball these days. Thursday, 8:20 pm
  • Deron Williams gets 30 minutes vs. CHA
    Deron Williams scored 14 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a very encouraging sign to see Williams get this much playing time on the second half of a back-to-back set -- he played 26 minutes on Wednesday. Williams is basically an injury waiting to happen, but he's worth a pickup if you have something to cut and need a point guard. Thursday, 7:13 pm
  • Devin Harris gets 11 minutes again
    Devin Harris (toe) played 11 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday with three points, one assist and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was right at his 11 minutes from Wednesday night. Harris is one of the most injury-prone players in the NBA, so expect his minutes to be limited for quite some time. Thursday, 6:58 pm
  • MDA wants James Harden down to 34 mpg?
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said he eventually wants to get James Harden to 34 minutes per game.

    Advice: This isn't the first time MDA has said he wanted to drop Harden's minutes, but he's played 37.6 minutes per game over his last five outings. Harden is still likely going to put up monster numbers and we're not expecting him to drop too far below his season average of 36.9. Thursday, 6:39 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Hornets
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Hornets on Thursday.

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

    Advice: He's available at the right time with Seth Curry (knee) sitting this one out. Harris hit his minutes limit of 11 on Wednesday and is likely going to get a slight bump into the teens today. Considering the minutes cap, rookie Jonathan Gibson may be the better option tonight. Thursday, 2:45 pm
  • Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's only a minor issue and there is no word of the team giving him further evaluation. Curry has a good chance to play this weekend and is a hold in standard leagues. For tonight, Devin Harris (toe) will pick up some run while rookie Jonathan Gibson should pick up the backup point guard minutes. Thursday, 2:43 pm
  • Devin Harris probable for Thursday vs Hornets
    Devin Harris (right toe sprain) is probable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Harris went scoreless in 11 minutes during his season debut on Wednesday and is unlikely to see many more minutes on Thursday (even with Seth Curry questionable). He can be left on waivers outside of the deepest leagues. Thursday, 9:08 am
  • Deron Williams probable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable for Thursday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: Williams was able to play 26 minutes on Wednesday and is likely to see similar minutes on Thursday. He doesn't have a ton of upside, but D-Will is worth a look as a bottom-of-roster player in standard leagues. Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Seth Curry questionable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Seth Curry (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Curry is dealing with a mild sprain of his right knee and looks to be headed for a game-time decision on Thursday. If he sits on Thursday, both Jonathan Gibson and Devin Harris would see an uptick in fantasy value. Thursday, 9:05 am
  • Brandon Rush questionable for Friday vs NYK
    Brandon Rush (toe) is questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Rush looks to be a game-time decision with his toe injury, but he can be left on waivers in fantasy leagues regardless of his status. Thursday, 8:58 am
  • Patty Mills not worried about contract year
    Patty Mills said he's not worried about the fact that he's up for a new contract after the 2016-17 season.

    Advice: Mills will become an unrestricted free agent after the season, but isn't letting that affect his play. "The feeling isn’t any different than any other year," he said. "My mindset is purely focused on this season and where we want to be. Nothing has changed." Mills won't be a fantasy star playing behind Tony Parker, but Parker will see more than his share of DNPs, which makes Mills worth owning in standard leagues. Thursday, 6:08 am
  • Kent Bazemore's 22/5/3/3 not enough vs. Suns
    Kent Bazemore had 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in a losing effort vs. the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: Bazemore hit 8-of-16 field goals and made both of his free throws, but it wasn't enough to avoid a fourth consecutive loss. "My rookie year, I got my car popcorned ... the car was clean but the smell was still there," Bazemore said, referring to a hazing ritual. "That's kind of what this feels like. We're playing the right way but we cant get it to go our way." Atlanta will look to recover at home vs. the Pistons on Friday. Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scores career-high 31 points
    Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 31 points in Phoenix on Wednesday, hitting 13-of-23 shots with nine assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one block.

    Advice: The Hawks came in with three straight losses, including blowouts vs. the Jazz and Lakers, and they fell again tonight despite Schroder's best efforts. He did have five turnovers, continuing a career-long trend, but his 8-cat owners have to be thrilled -- over the past two games he's averaged 27.5 points on 50.0 percent shooting, 2.5 boards, 7.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks. Wednesday, 10:47 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic struggles in Wednesday's defeat
    Jusuf Nurkic had another forgettable game on Wednesday, scoring four points on 2-of-3 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, five turnovers and three fouls in 17 minutes.

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

    Advice: Williams' playing time is slowly creeping up, which is one bit of good news in the midst of a depressing season for the Mavs. With a 3-14 record they are dead last in the league, trailing even the 76ers (4-14), Nets (5-12), and Timberwolves (5-13). Williams has late-middle-round upside, but his injury-based risk makes him a borderline option in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) makes his season debut
    Devin Harris (right toe) made his season debut on Wednesday, coming off the bench for one rebound in 11 scoreless minutes.

    Advice: Harris missed all three of his shot attempts and will likely need a few games to find a rhythm. The Mavs can surely use anything he can provide, given their injury problems, but Harris is likely to remain on a strict minute-limit for the foreseeable future. There's no reason to touch him outside of very deep leagues. Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • Patty Mills scores team-high 23 pts Wednesday
    Patty Mills led the Spurs in scoring on Wednesday with 23 points off the bench, sinking 9-of-12 shots with five 3-pointers, four assists, three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Tony Parker was on the active roster but he picked up a precautionary DNP-CD, which freed up Mills to play big minutes behind fill-in starter Nicolas Laprovittola. Mills was already a top-120 fantasy point guard, and the likelihood of more DNPs for Parker makes him a decent pickup despite his low ceiling. Wednesday, 9:23 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores just two points
    Justin Holiday started the third quarter for Courtney Lee (ankle) against the Wolves on Wednesday, finishing with two points, four rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't too impressive during this game while Brandon Jennings stepped up the most after an injury to Courtney Lee (ankle). There's no break on Lee's ankle, so it appears to be more of a day-to-day issue. Holiday only gets a short-term boost until further notice. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Seth Curry suffers mild knee sprain vs. Spurs
    Seth Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Mavs went with Jonathan Gibson over Curry to close this game and this is why. Curry is going to travel with the team for their game against the Hornets on Thursday, so he has a chance to play. There is no word of an MRI at this time or any further evaluation on Curry's minor knee issue. He finished Wednesday's game with 14 points, two rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers. If he's out, Gibson and Devin Harris would benefit. Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Justin Holiday starting 3Q for Lee (ankle)
    Justin Holiday started the third quarter for Courtney Lee (ankle) against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lee was ruled out for the game due to his ankle sprain. Holiday has played well for the Knicks and even gets some run with the first unit when the Knicks go with Kristaps Porzingis at the five. If Lee does need to miss time, Holiday would get a nice bump in minutes. He's worth a speculative look in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 6:27 pm
  • Deron Williams in the starting lineup
    Deron Williams (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: He'll likely be limited, but coach Rick Carlisle said he wants to see him add a little more run. Williams is a risky fantasy asset. Wednesday, 5:32 pm
  • Brandon Rush out again for Wednesday
    Brandon Rush (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: His toe sprain is minor, but Rush isn't a lock for the rotation anyway. Wednesday, 4:04 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) a game-time decision Weds
    Devin Harris (right toe) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Spurs.

    Advice: Rick Carlisle said that Harris will likely make his regular-season debut tonight, but acknowledged that he'll be working with a strict minutes limit. Harris hasn't had a productive season since 2010, and there's no reason to believe that will suddenly change this year. Leave him on the wire. Wednesday, 9:07 am
  • Danny Green scores two points vs. Magic
    Danny Green scored a season-low two points vs. the Magic on Tuesday with five rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Here we go again. Green was coming into Tuesday's game with averages of 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 blocks, 0.8 steals and 2.0 3-pointers on 48.1 percent shooting, so his owners should cut him some slack even though he's posted two duds in a row. He should be much better vs. Dallas on Wednesday, especially if the Spurs rest a couple studs. Tuesday, 9:18 pm
  • James Harden hits 8-of-23 shots in loss
    James Harden hit just 8-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 35 minutes of Tuesday's 120-101 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Harden led the team in minutes, but didn't play very well tonight. He hit 11-of-22 shots in his previous game and came into this one hitting 46 percent of his shots on the season. But he's at just 41 percent overs his lsat five games and the seven dimes tied his season low. Obviously, he's fine and will be ready to blow up again in the near future. Possibly against the Warriors on Thursday. Tuesday, 9:03 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 27, hits 4 treys
    Brook Lopez hit 11-of-20 shots and four more 3-pointers for 27 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 43 minutes of Tuesday's thrilling double-OT win over the Clippers.

    Advice: Bro-Lo's 3-point shooting is not only a thing of beauty, but one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season. He's hit 32 of them so far and is averaging 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers on 47 percent shooting over his last five games. To put it in perspective, he hit more 3-pointers in tonight's game than he had hit in his entire career prior to this season. Tuesday, 8:16 pm
  • J.R. Smith held to six points in loss
    J.R. Smith was held to six points on 2-of-7 shooting (all 3-pointers) with one assist, one block and two steals in 30 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He's going to be all over the news for stopping mid-game to greet Jason Terry on the Bucks' bench, giving up a wide-open layup in the process (link below). Since returning to the lineup from an ankle injury, Smith is averaging 5.2 points on 23.1 percent shooting in his last five games and we wouldn't blame you if you dropped him for a hot free agent. Tuesday, 7:34 pm
  • Deron Williams (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Deron Williams (ankle) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: "I’d like to get him up some and see," said Rick Carlisle in reference to expanding Williams' workload. "Things are trending in a good direction." Williams logged 20 minutes in his return to action on Sunday, and it seems that he could see a slight increase in his playing allotment on Wednesday night. As Williams' minutes go up, Seth Curry's minutes will likely trend in the opposite direction. Tuesday, 11:44 am
  • Devin Harris (toe) questionable for Wednesday
    Devin Harris (right great toe sprain) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Harris appears to be inching closer to a return. He's ramped up his participation in practice and could finally return to the Mavs lineup this week. With Deron Williams limited by a calf injury and J.J. Barea out until next month, Harris could earn some minutes in the Mavs backcourt. If he stays healthy and plays well, Harris would eat into D-Will's and Seth Curry's playing time. However, there is no need to consider grabbing him off the waiver wire in standard leagues yet. Tuesday, 10:13 am
  • Justin Holiday dealing with shoulder sprain
    Justin Holiday said he has a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder suffered in Friday’s game versus Charlotte.

    Advice: "Every time you make contact, it’s going to hurt, but it still moves,’’ Holiday said. He played 18 minutes on Saturday and then 15 minutes on Monday night, so it doesn't appear to be hampering him significantly. Holiday is averaging 6.2 points and 2.7 rebounds. He can be left on the waiver wire. Tuesday, 6:47 am
  • Kyle Korver held to three points in loss
    Kyle Korver scored just three points (a triple) with three assists, two rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Yikes. Korver was just 1-of-6 from the field and this was his second three-point outing in his last three games. If there's a hot free agent on your waiver wire, it may be tough to hold onto Korver unless you desperately need 3-pointers. Monday, 10:52 pm
  • Dennis Schroder goes off for 24 points
    Dennis Schroder went off for 24 points against the Warriors on Monday, shooting 10-of-20 from the field with six assists, one rebound, one block, two steals, one triple and five turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The only highlight you will see of Schroder is him getting stuffed at the rim by Draymond Green in the final minute, but he played excellent on Monday and was giving Stephen Curry problems all night. Schroder is a peaks and valleys PG who has lacked consistency, and for the most part he's been a letdown for his owners who drafted him in the middle rounds. Hopefully this was a sign of better things to come. Monday, 10:46 pm
  • Kent Bazemore shoots 4-of-15 in loss
    Kent Bazemore scored just eight points on 4-of-15 shooting on Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: No revenge game for Mr. Bazemore. He missed all six of his attempts from deep and added seven rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 28 minutes. He's been a frustrating player to own in fantasy because of his inconsistency, but he was coming of a 21-point game against the Lakers with four assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers. His owners just need to take the good with the bad, but it's not a bad idea to bench him until he heats up. Monday, 10:38 pm
  • 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
  • Kent Bazemore leads Hawks w/ 21 pts, 5 threes
    Kent Bazemore sank 8-of-16 shots including a 5-of-8 mark from deep to finish Sunday's game with a team-high 21 points in 27 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks have struggled from the perimeter this season with 8.6 makes per game on 33.7 percent shooting, so they really need Bazemore to keep firing away from distance. He rounded out tonight's line with four assists, one rebound, one steal and zero turnovers. Sunday, 9:43 pm
  • Trevor Ariza scores 18 points on seven FGA
    Trevor Ariza made the most of limited opportunities on Sunday, scoring 18 points on seven shot attempts with three assists, two rebounds, two steals and zero turnovers.

    Advice: The Rockets have won five of their past six games and Ariza is a subtle reason for their success. In addition to his defensive play, he's been lights-out on corner 3-point shooting this season -- he leads the NBA in that category and sank 4-of-5 triples tonight. Although he's less valuable in most points leagues, he's sitting as a top-30 roto value in 9-cat. Sunday, 9:11 pm
  • Patrick Beverley shoots 0-of-5 in 35 minutes
    Patrick Beverley chipped in four assists, three rebounds and two blocks vs. Portland on Sunday, but he missed all five field goal attempts to finish with one point in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Bev came in hot this season, shooting 53.1 percent in five games, but a drop-off was inevitable for the career 41.4 percent shooter. He's still worth a look if you need a low-end PG, and you can't tell by watching him play that he just returned from knee surgery. Sunday, 9:11 pm
  • Rockets win behind James Harden's 38 points
    James Harden lit up the Blazers' defense on Sunday, scoring 38 points on 11-of-22 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs, including a 5-of-12 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Harden also dished out 10 assists with two rebounds, two assists and one block. His five turnovers actually lowered his average as the league-leader in that category (5.6 per game). The mountain of miscues take a toll in 9-cat leagues (and most points leagues), but for 8-cat purposes Harden is vying with Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant as the top overall value. Sunday, 9:06 pm
  • Deron Williams (ankle) logs 20 minutes Sunday
    Deron Williams (ankle) played 20 minutes during Sunday's home victory, finishing with nine points, four assists, two rebounds and five turnovers.

    Advice: "I think there's a chance [Williams] will play into the second half tonight, but I don't know that for sure," coach Rick Carlisle said before the game. D-Will did start the third quarter but he sat out the final 16 minutes and it looks like the Mavs were keeping him on a strict 20-minute limit. If you own him, it makes sense to at least bench him until his playing time increases. Sunday, 7:35 pm
  • Brook Lopez torched by DeMarcus Cousins
    Brook Lopez shot 5-of-15 from the field on Sunday, finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Lopez has a defensive rating of 110.8 this season, which is the 14th-highest among players averaging at least 20 minutes per game. He was duly torched by DeMarcus Cousins (37 points) as Brooklyn's losing streak stretched to seven games, but there's a silver lining for BroLo's owners -- the 30 minutes tonight were his most in nearly two weeks, and he hasn't had a DNP-CD since mid-November. Sunday, 6:18 pm
  • Deron Williams (calf) starts Sunday vs. NO
    Deron Williams (calf) will start vs. the Pelicans on Sunday, as expected.

    Advice: Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said that Williams could earn minutes in the second half, as well, so his playing time is likely to tick upward tonight. Dallas will still play it safe here, so Williams isn't the best guy to deploy if you have an alternative. Sunday, 3:50 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays just 16 minutes on Sunday
    Jusuf Nurkic was only on the floor for 16 minutes during Sunday's 120-114 win over the Suns, ending his evening with just eight points, six boards, two assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Nurkic's value has been trending in the wrong direction ever since Nikola Jokic went to the bench, and at this point it's looking like a trade is going to be the only thing that can rectify his season. Since Jokic went to the bench seven games ago, Nurkic has been abysmal with averages of 8.9 points, 7.3 boards and just 0.7 swats per game while hitting just 35.3 percent of his freebies. Those numbers have him ranked well outside the top-250, but he still has way too much upside to outright cut. Sunday, 3:40 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 21 points w/ four treys
    Jameer Nelson scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, two boards, three assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Nelson looks like a starter until further notice with Will Barton (ankle) and Gary Harris (foot) ailing, and this was his second productive game in a row (he posted a 21-point, 13-dime double-double on Friday). Nelson could be worth a speculative add in deep leagues for owners seeking some production in triples and assists, but just know that the 34-year-old veteran can fall off at a moment's notice. Sunday, 3:33 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores 19 points w/ six dimes
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with four boards, six assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Mudiay's done a good job of taking care of the rock over his past five outing, committing just 1.2 turnovers per game, but unfortunately his other numbers of 10.8 points, 4.6 assists and 1.0 trey during that five-game span are far from encouraging. When you take into account the fact that he's hit just 36.2 percent of his shot attempts on the season, you have a guy that's just not worth owning outside of points leagues. Sunday, 3:28 pm
  • Deron Williams expected to see increased mins
    Deron Williams (calf) is expected to play Sunday against the Pelicans and should play in the second half.

    Advice: He had a minutes cap on Friday, but the Mavs will use him for a little longer tonight. He is still a very risky fantasy asset right now because of his propensity to get hurt, so he's not a strong pickup. His return will hurt Jonathan Gibson, but Seth Curry should still be owned in standard leagues. Sunday, 2:32 pm
  • J.R. Smith hoists up 11 bricks in win Sunday
    J.R. Smith missed all 11 of his shot attempts during Sunday's win over the 76ers, finishing the game with just five boards, one assist and one block to his credit.

    Advice: Smith was actually able to outdo Friday's horrendous 1-of-11 outing with today's goose egg, but tis life for Smith owners. He's been an incredibly streaky guy throughout his career, but he's also one of the few guys in the league that can drain 10 triples on any given night. He'll eventually turn things around, and his ability to offer a copious amount of 3-pointers (2.5) and an above average amount of steals (1.6) makes him worth owning in most leagues. Sunday, 1:49 pm
  • Devin Harris (toe) ruled out for Sunday
    Devin Harris (toe) will not play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He was able to go through full-court drills a few days ago and he's said to be targeting a return on Nov. 30 against the Spurs. Harris could eventually have a large workload with Deron Williams (calf) still banged up and J.J. Barea (calf) out for several weeks, but Seth Curry looks like the backcourt player to own in Dallas going forward. Sunday, 6:22 am
  • Marcin Gortat double-doubles vs. Spurs
    Marcin Gortat scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: Ian Mahinmi made his season debut for the Wizards tonight. After Mahinmi signed in July, there were some rumors on Gortat, but they obviously never came to fruition. Gortat's minutes should be just fine and hang around 30. Although, the Wizards do need to win some games with their 5-10 record. Gortat should post mid-round value as long as he's active on the Wizards. Saturday, 6:32 pm
  • James Harden posts triple-double in win
    James Harden posted his fourth triple-double of the season during a 117-104 win against the Kings on Friday, scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Rockets were spacing out the Kings out with their NBA record 50 attempts from deep. Harden is currently on pace to set the NBA record for most assists on 3-pointers in a season while he's also setting up his teammates for plenty of points in the paint. Harden also turned in his 13th triple-double as a Rocket, which puts him just one behind Hakeem Olajuwon for the Rockets franchise record. He'll get another awesome matchup against the Blazers on Sunday. Saturday, 12:05 am
  • Ariza scores 18, HOU takes NBA record 50 3PAs
    Trevor Ariza scored 18 points with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and six 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: The Rockets were bombing threes like never before, setting an NBA record with 50 attempts from beyond the arc -- they made 21. Ariza has typically been a horrible starter in the season, but he's off to a fantastic run this year with top-30 value in standard leagues. He has at least one trey and at least one steal in all but one game this season and clearly the return of Pat Beverley hasn't hurt him. Friday, 11:58 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores nine, hurts shoulder
    Justin Holiday hurt his shoulder on Friday and did return, finishing with nine points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: He is fully expected to play on Saturday. The Knicks are starting to play smaller more often, but it hasn't helped Holiday get a significant bump in minutes. He's only on the radar in deeper formats. Friday, 9:27 pm
  • Jameer Nelson picks up 21 points, 13 assists
    Jameer Nelson started vs. the Thunder on Friday and had 21 points, a season-high 13 assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Denver was playing without Gary Harris (foot) or Will Barton (personal/ankle), which thrust Nelson back into the starting five. Barton is questionable to return for Sunday's game, and his availability will determine whether Nelson (who closed out the game at PG ahead of Emmanuel Mudiay) has more short-term fantasy appeal. Keep an eye on the injury report. Friday, 9:11 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay finds shot, scores 17 pts
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 17 points on Friday, making 5-of-10 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs with a 3-of-6 mark from downtown.

    Advice: As nice as it is to see Mudiay find his shooting stroke, he's liable to follow it up with a stretch of five brutal games. He was a combined 7-of-28 in his previous three games and is shooting just 35.4 percent on the season -- he's actually regressed from his horrible shooting as a rookie. Aside from the scoring tonight, he added five assists, three rebounds and one steal with just one turnover in 30 minutes. Friday, 9:09 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez gets 20 minutes, closes
    Willy Hernangomez scored six points in 20 minutes against the Hornets on Friday, adding nine rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He played down the stretch and was happy about it after the game. "I have to say thank you to the coach for trusting me," Hernangomez said. It didn't take long for Billy to get the No. 2 center job over Kyle O'Quinn and he may run with it. Considering the Knicks won't play Joakim Noah much, Hernangomez is worth a look in deeper leagues. Friday, 9:07 pm
  • Brook Lopez scores 20 points in loss
    Brook Lopez scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Friday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: He only played 24 minutes due to the lopsided score, so he was headed for a big night. Lopez added four rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers, and he's now hit at least one triple in each of his last five games. The Nets don't have another back-to-back set until Nov. 22, so he could have a monster month for his fantasy owners. Friday, 9:02 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
  • Kyle Korver (rest) scores three points
    Kyle Korver (rest) returned from a one-game absence on Friday vs. the Jazz, but scored just three points (a triple) on 1-of-3 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Korver put up averages of 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 triples in his last four games prior to his maintenance day on Wednesday, so he's worth holding onto if you need help in 3-pointers. The Hawks have lost four out of their last five games and none of the starters played particularly well, including Kent Bazemore who was held to three points on 1-of-9 shooting. Friday, 8:04 pm
  • Dennis Schroder scores 16 points in blowout
    Dennis Schroder scored 16 points on 6-of-19 shooting with two assists, two rebounds, three steals, two triples and two turnovers in 28 minutes in Friday's 95-68 loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Atlanta looked awful Friday and none of the starters played more than 28 minutes in the blowout. Schroder has had a couple of brutal games over the last week and the Hawks have been talking up Malcolm Delaney a bit, but Schroder played a little better tonight while Delaney was scoreless in 13 minutes. Maybe a matchup with the Lakers on Sunday will help him get it going. Friday, 7:58 pm
  • Odd Man Out: J.R. Smith struggles in huge win
    J.R. Smith shot just 1-of-11 from the field on Friday, finishing with three points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals.

    Advice: The steals were a silver lining and his lone make came from downtown, but he was perhaps the only Cavs player who didn't have it going during tonight's 128-90 blowout win. In spite of tonight's dud, Smith has quietly positioned himself as a mid-round roto value -- he's particularly useful in 9-cat leagues thanks to a microscopic 0.5 turnovers per game. Friday, 7:17 pm
  • Seth Curry starts 2nd half w/ D-Will resting
    Seth Curry started the second half on Friday and scored 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting, with four rebounds, three assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: Deron Williams' return initially bumped Curry to a reserve role, but D-Will was rested as a precaution in the second half. Curry will come off the bench again on Sunday but a reserve role doesn't destroy his fantasy appeal, especially while J.J. Barea (calf) is out of commission. Despite some inconsistency, Curry is worth tucking away in most leagues. Friday, 7:14 pm
  • Seth Curry starts 3Q, Mavs down 72-38 at half
    Seth Curry started the second half against the Cavs over Deron Williams on Friday night.

    Advice: When you're down 72-38 at half and the opposing point guard, Kyrie Irving, scores 21 points on a 125.0 effective field goal percentage, it's probably time for a change. Curry has more value than Williams right now. Friday, 6:04 pm
  • Seth Curry will come off the bench Friday
    Seth Curry will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: It's an expected move with Deron Williams (calf) back in the lineup. It's only a matter of time before the Mavs start tanking and Williams isn't the most durable player, so Curry should be locked into a solid role the rest of the way. He's been a hit-or-miss fantasy asset, though. Friday, 4:35 pm
  • Jameer Nelson starting next to Mudiay
    Jameer Nelson will start at shooting guard over Jamal Murray on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone will stick with his familiar backcourt rotation. Murray is playing lights out right now, so he's the preferred option in both season long and for DFS. Nelson is worth a look in deeper formats while Will Barton (ankle) is out. Friday, 4:32 pm
  • Kyle Korver starting, Sefolosha to the bench
    Kyle Korver (rest) is starting vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: As expected, Thabo Sefolosha will return to the bench. Korver averaged 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 triples in his last four games, so standard-league owners will want to make sure he's active in lineups. Friday, 3:59 pm
  • Danny Green getting hot again?
    Danny Green turned in a nice line against the Celtics on Friday, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists, four blocks and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He made 3-of-4 from the field for a 112.5 effective field goal percentage. Green looks to be all the way back from his quad injury with at least 27 minutes in each of his last five, averaging 10.6 points, 4.2 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.6 steals and 2.4 treys. He's worth owning in all standard leagues. By the way, Green had a pass directly to coach Gregg Popovich on the bench today (video in link below). Friday, 1:18 pm
  • Kyle Korver will play vs. the Jazz on Friday
    Kyle Korver has rejoined the Hawks and will play against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He got the night off on Wednesday against the Pacers. Korver was coming off two big games with 15.5 points and 3.0 treys on an tidy 84.1 true shooting percentage. He is a hold in standard leagues for his fantasy-friendly game, but he doesn't have the greatest DFS skill set due to a low usage. Friday, 1:14 pm
  • Patty Mills shines on Friday, drops 19 points
    Patty Mills came up big during a win in Boston on Friday, scoring 19 points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He closed down the stretch and he's been outplaying Tony Parker all season. Mills only gets six more minutes as a starter and he only scores one fewer point per game, so his value doesn't change too much on the nights Parker sits. He's a low-end hold in standard leagues with a somewhat low upside. Friday, 1:00 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic has an awful game
    Jusuf Nurkic made 1-of-8 from the field and missed all three shots from the line for two points with six rebounds and one block in 15 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's had success against Rudy Gobert before, but not tonight. Nurkic had a big game on Tuesday and is still battling with his consistency this season. Nurkic's abysmal 50.0 percent from the line this season has torpedoed his fantasy value, but he's still a hold for his upside. Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Seth Curry disappears in tough matchup vs LAC
    Seth Curry was invisible in 29 minutes vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, finishing with just seven points, one assist, one rebound and one steal.

    Advice: Curry was coming off an excellent game vs. the Spurs but he couldn't duplicate the performance against another elite defense. He gets a pass tonight due to the difficult matchup, and owners should take a wait-and-see approach to his role going forward -- Deron Williams (calf) is day-to-day, but the extended absence of J.J. Barea (calf) leaves Curry with a path to sustainable value. Wednesday, 9:51 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores three
    Emmanuel Mudiay made 1-of-8 from the field for three points with one assist and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: After a nice run last week, he's ice cold again. Mudiay is one of the most annoying players to own in fantasy and his owners in nine-category leagues may not even want to bother. He's worth owning in points leagues, though. Wednesday, 9:50 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell (calf) plays 12 minutes
    Montrezl Harrell (calf) played 12 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring six points with three rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: Harrell was reportedly available vs. Detroit on Monday but he didn't play, and his minutes tonight are typical of his role while Clint Capela (31 minutes) and Ryan Anderson (29 minutes) are healthy. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • Patrick Beverley posts 10 & 10 w/ four dimes
    Patrick Beverley grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds to go along with 10 points, four assists, two 3-pointers and one steal in 35 minutes of action vs. Toronto on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Raptors had given up 100+ points in seven consecutive games and they did so again tonight, but Houston's defense wasn't up to the task in a 115-102 defeat. Beverley fell two boards short of his career high and he's looked good since his return, establishing himself as a viable low-end point guard -- just don't expect many assists with James Harden running the show. Wednesday, 9:08 pm
  • James Harden has 29 & 15 with 12 turnovers
    James Harden racked up a dubious triple-double on Wednesday, committing 12 turnovers to go along with 29 points and 15 assists.

    Advice: Harden's owners are used to distasteful turnover totals, so this shouldn't be a shocker. He added six rebounds with two steals and three 3-pointers, while making 7-of-13 FGs and 12-of-12 FTs, rounding out a glorious 8-cat line. Wednesday, 9:07 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
  • Dennis Schroder struggles again vs. Pacers
    Dennis Schroder had another rough game on Wednesday, scoring nine points on 3-of-11 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

    Advice: The Hawks have committed a league-high 17.4 turnovers per game this season, which is on pace to be the most of any team since the Knicks in 2006-07. Much of that can be traced to their primary ball-handler, who is averaging 3.1 miscues in under 30 minutes per game, and it's taking a heavy toll on his 9-cat value. Schroder's fantasy owners have to be disappointed with the early returns. Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Danny Green scores 16 pts w/ four 3-pointers
    Danny Green scored a season-high 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting Wednesday, making four 3-pointers with three boards, two assists and one block.

    Advice: Green played 30 minutes and it's a very nice roto line, but his owners should be most encouraged by his involvement offensively -- he attempted 12 or more shots just twice all of last season. Make sure he's not still available on your waiver wire. Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Kyle Korver (rest) ruled out for Wednesday
    Kyle Korver (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: It's just a rest day for the 35-year-old vet, and the Hawks fully expect him to return to action for Friday's game against the Jazz. Thabo Sefolosha will move into the starting five tonight sans Korver, so he's on the radar as a punt play in DFS or streamer option for owners looking to close the gap in the steals category. Wednesday, 10:10 am
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