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  • Brandon Ingram stuffs the stat sheet in loss
    Brandon Ingram moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets and stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was arguably one of his best games as a pro. Ingram finished 6-of-14 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line with zero turnovers. With Luol Deng (wrist) out indefinitely, Ingram is looking at 30+ minutes per night moving forward. We'd like to see him do it again because he was averaging 10.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.7 blocks and 1.0 3-pointer in his previous nine January games, and there are a couple of better fantasy pickups around the league including Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers. If those guys are unavailable, give Ingram a look, but expect some bumps in the road. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Will Barton scores 26 in start for Harris
    Will Barton looked great on Tuesday, getting a start for injured Gary Harris (ankle) and hitting 9-of-16 shots, 5-of-5 3-pointers and 3-of-5 free throws for 26 points, four rebounds and a season-high eight dimes in a 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: It's too bad the Nuggets can't play the Lakers every night, right? Barton was aggressive and looked fantastic, and it's time for the Nuggets to think about starting him over Harris, even when Harris is healthy. Barton was iffy coming into this one with the flu, but played in his last game and was never really in doubt for this one. And as long as Harris is out, Barton's worth using in any format. He scored 21 on Monday with seven boards and three 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Kenneth Faried hits 9-of-10 shots vs. Lakers
    Kenneth Faried hit 9-of-10 shots for 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Faried has been all over the place for most of his career and even left this game to have his back looked at, but soon returned. He's starting and rolling right now, averaging 18.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals on an amazing 25-of-30 shooting over his last three games. More shots at the rim please! Faried has carved out a spot in the starting lineup going forward and even though he was helped by the absence of Darrell Arthur (knee) tonight, Faried looks like a must-start in all formats right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Nikola Jokic racks up 29 points, 15 rebounds
    Nikola Jokic stayed red hot on Tuesday, racking up 29 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks and a 3-pointer on 12-of-22 shooting in a 127-121 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The Lakers are pretty bad against opposing bigs and Jokic took advantage tonight. He's absolutely crushing right now, scoring 29 and 30 points in each of his last two games, and averaging 25 points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting a ridiculous 65 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the line. He might be the most underrated fantasy player in the land right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Tarik Black (left ankle) plays well Tuesday
    Tarik Black (left ankle) played well on Tuesday, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds and a block in 20 minutes vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: He was averaging just 6.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 16.0 minutes in his previous nine January games, so it's hard not to call this a fluke. Coach Luke Walton likes to ride the hot hand off the bench and Black had it tonight, finishing 7-of-13 from the field. As impressive as this was, Black can be left on the wire in most leagues unless he does this again. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (back) returns to game
    Kenneth Faried (back) has returned to Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He was considered questionable to return after leaving the game in the third quarter due to tightness in his lower back, but he appears to be fine out there. We'll have another update after the game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 15 in 23 mins
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 15 points in 23 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday, adding four rebounds and two triples.

    Advice: A report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical indicated that the Wolves are looking to include Muhammad in a package deal with Ricky Rubio, so he could be on his way to a new city before the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Considering coach Tom Thibodeau likes to give all his starters 30+ minutes a night, a move away from Minnesota might not be a bad thing. With that said, Muhammad is just a pure scorer and has very little upside in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:51 pm
  • Wesley Matthews hits game-winner, plays D
    Wesley Matthews hit the game-winning 3-pointer with just under 12 seconds remaining in Tuesday's tough, 99-98 win over the Bulls, and also played tough defense all night on Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade.

    Advice: While it may seem strange to praise Matthews' defense on a guy who just missed a triple-double with 24 points, nine boards and 12 assists (Butler), the two players had a running dialogue all night and Matthews had the last laugh when he knocked the ball away from Butler with the game on the line. Matthews finished with just 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers, but was much better in real life than fantasy tonight. And the Mavericks have quietly won three straight games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scores 29 in win over MIN
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aldridge was coming off a rough three-game stretch in which he averaged 13.7 points per game, but got back on track tonight. He grabbed four rebounds with three assists and two blocks, finishing 5-of-6 from the free throw line. He should be able to build off this momentum in a favorable matchup vs. the Nuggets on Thursday -- Aldridge dropped 28 points against the Nuggets on Jan. 5. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Terrence Ross scores 15 w/ three triples
    Terrence Ross scored 15 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: With Kyle Lowry resting, Ross had more responsibility tonight and made the most of it, hitting 6-of-11 from the field and 3-of-7 from beyond the arc in 30 minutes. Ross has scored 15, 12 and 12 points in his last three games with a combined nine 3-pointers in that span, but it's tough to trust him in standard leagues when the Raptors are at full strength. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • Wayne Ellington scores 18 points in win
    Wayne Ellington hit 6-of-11 shots and 5-of-9 3-pointers for 18 points, four rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: He's getting some extra burn with Josh Richardson (foot) sidelined and made the most of it in tonight's 28 minutes. However, he hadn't played more than 20 minutes in his previous four games and scored a grand total of 16 points in those. Maybe this will get him some more consistent playing time going forward, but he's still not a must-own player. Just keep an eye on him if you need 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits 7-of15 shots for 17 points
    Dion Waiters made another start on Tuesday and hit 7-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in a win over the Heat.

    Advice: Waiters has been in an ugly shooting slump and missed some layups tonight, but looked much better than he has over his previous four games, when he hit just 15-of-53 shots. He's locked and loaded at shooting guard with Josh Richardson out for the next couple weeks, making him a hot pickup in fantasyland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday
    Brandon Ingram will start on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Luol Deng (wrist) is considered out indefinitely, so the rookie is looking at a hefty workload going forward. As a starter this season, Ingram has posted averages of 9.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 triples in 11 games. We'll let you know how he fares tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 pm
  • Justin Hamilton returns to bench, scores 9
    Justin Hamilton returned to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring nine points on 4-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and one triple in 13 minutes.

    Advice: That's an impressive stat line in limited minutes, but Hamilton usually doesn't have much value while Brook Lopez is active. Lopez did tweak his right ankle in the loss, so put Hamilton on your radar in case Lopez misses Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:09 pm
  • Will Barton (illness) will start Tuesday
    Will Barton (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and he's going to draw the start.

    Advice: He was listed as probable, but he's looking at a lot of minutes in the absence of Gary Harris (ankle), making him a popular play in DFS. The Nuggets play three more times this week after tonight, so pick Barton up if he's available. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:19 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton will play
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Will Barton (illness) will play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Both players were listed as probable, but they are ready to roll in a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers. Get them active and check back after the game for an update. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Tarik Black (left ankle) is available
    Tarik Black (left ankle) is available for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: He's averaging 15.8 minutes over his last five games, so he shouldn't be on most fantasy rosters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:55 pm
  • Gibson (ankle) out, Zipser likely to start
    Taj Gibson (sore left ankle) will miss Tuesday's matchup with the Mavs, and Paul Zipser is expected to get the start in his place.

    Advice: Zipser only saw 15 minutes of action in his previous start, so we wouldn't get too hyped up about him sticking in the starting five. Nikola Mirotic (illness) will be returning from a four-game absence today, and it'll likely be him and Doug McDermott splitting the majority of Gibson's minutes. Fred Hoiberg described Gibson's absence as precautionary and said it's unlikely that he'll need to undergo an MRI, so chances are he'll be able to return to the court for Friday's game in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:22 pm
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  • Ryan Anderson (illness) ruled out for Tuesday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Corey Brewer will move into the starting five sans Anderson, with Trevor Ariza shifting over to the four-spot, and both James Harden and Eric Gordon will see an uptick to their respective usage rates. Tuesday will be the first game of a back-to-back set, so Anderson doesn't have much time to rest up for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. For now we'll be considering him questionable, and his owners will need to check back for another update closer to Wednesday's tip. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:04 pm
  • Omri Casspi (calf) set to miss 1-2 weeks
    Omri Casspi will miss the next 1-2 weeks of action with a right calf injury.

    Advice: Casspi randomly moves in and out of the rotation in Sacramento, so this injury won't have any major consequences in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:19 pm
  • Fournier, Biyombo questionable for Wednesday
    Evan Fournier (heel) and Bismack Biyombo (knee) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Fournier missed five straight games with this same injury earlier this month, and that wasn't enough time off to get himself right, so he could miss more time this time around. Considering he's only sat out the past two, we feel he's much closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game, but we should get another update after shootaround. Biyombo had a nasty fall on Monday, and while he played through it, it looks like the knee swelled up on the flight to New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:26 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out for Wednesday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Portland.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark Lamb's third straight game on the sidelines, and it's currently unclear exactly when he'll be able to get back to the court. Lamb typically isn't a major part of the rotation while the team is at full strength, so there aren't any major fantasy implications here. Marco Belinelli will have the opportunity for some extended minutes, but that's about it. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:20 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) questionable Weds
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Davis hit the ground hard on Monday, and given that he tends to be a slow healer, we feel he's probably a bit closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game. If he's out, Terrence Jones would likely move back into the starting five, and there would be more minutes available for Donatas Motiejunas, while Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans would be tasked with more offensive responsibilities. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:47 am
  • Tyler Zeller (illness) won't play Wednesday
    Tyler Zeller (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Zeller was able to get through a full practice on Tuesday, so while he'll miss Wednesday's game, there's a chance he'll be able to return to action Saturday vs. Portland. That being said, Zeller is a negligible part of the rotation in Boston, so his return to action won't have any meaningful impact in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:30 am
  • Tarik Black (ankle) expected to play Tuesday
    Tarik Black (left ankle) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Denver.

    Advice: He was a full participant during shootaround, so he should be out there tonight. However, Black is only averaging 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season, so his playing status is largely irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Will Barton (illness) probable for Tuesday
    Will Barton (illness) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Barton if fully expected to play on Tuesday, just as he did Monday night (logging 24 minutes off the bench), when he was also listed as probable. Gary Harris (ankle) is listed as doubtful, which means there is a chance Barton slides into the starting lineup on Tuesday. Barton has started 14 games this season and is averaging 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in those 14 contests. He is a intriquing DFS option is Harris is ruled out Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Gallinari (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Gallinari has been battling a nagging ankle injury for over a week now, but it has not limited his playing time. In fact, Gallo played a game-high 40 minutes in Monday's win over the Magic. Don't hesitate to insert Gallinari in your starting lineup as usual. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:04 am
  • Noel (ankle) expects to play Wednesday
    Nerlens Noel (ankle) said he expects to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: "It's still a little sore, but I definitely should be able to go [Wednesday]," said Noel after practice on Tuesday. Noel had been playing well prior to injuring his ankle on Saturday, which forced him to sit out Monday's game. If Noel is available, coach Brett Brown will have a tough decision to make. Does he send Jahlil Okafor back to the bench to collect DNP-CD's, or limit Noel's minutes as the sole center on the second unit? Stay tuned... Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) practices on Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (bruised knee) practiced with the team on Tuesday.

    Advice: Leuer has missed each of the Pistons last four games, but is obviously close to a return. He is expected to be listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Atlanta. With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) sidelined, Leuer may be in line to see additional minutes if he plays and is healthy enough to handle them when he returns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 am
  • Andre Drummond (knee) misses practice Tuesday
    Andre Drummond (knee sprain) did not practice with the team on Tuesday, but reportedly "will be fine."

    Advice: Drummond sprained his knee on Sunday, which caused him to leave the game for a brief period. However, he did return, finishing with 15 points and 17 rebounds in 32 minutes. It sounds like the absence from Tuesday's practice is purely precautionary, as Pistons beat writer Rod Beard tweeted that Drummond is "fine." Thus, we expect Drummond to suit up Wednesday vs. the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 am
  • Ryan Anderson (illness) doubtful for Tuesday
    Ryan Anderson (illness) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: After playing at least 32 minutes in each of the Rockets first seven games in January, Anderson's minutes have dipped a bit of late. He played just 25 minutes last Friday and then 23 on Sunday. As it turns out, it is because he has been fighting the flu for the last few days. If Anderson is unable to play on Tuesday, Corey Brewer, Sam Dekker, Montrezl Harrell and Trevor Ariza would likely divvy up his playing time. Clint Capela is also slated to return on Tuesday, so that will help fill the frontcourt void left by Anderson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:40 am
  • Jokic leads offensive revival in Denver
    The Nuggets have been one of the NBA's most efficient and effective offenses since sticking with Nikola Jokic as the team's starting center.

    Advice: Over the last month, the Nuggets are top-10 in the league in field goals made, field goal accuracy, 3-point accuracy, 3-point field goals made. Jokic has been the centerpiece of the offense, and the engine driving them forward. Over his last 14 games, Jokic is averaging 19.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists. He's been top-15 overall fantasy producer over this stretch. The sky is the limit for this kid over the second half of the season Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:31 am
  • Courtney Lee unsure if he will come off bench
    Courtney Lee is unsure if he will continue to come off the bench or return to the Knicks starting lineup.

    Advice: "[Coach Jeff Hornacek] said it might just be for this game [Monday], it might be for a couple games. He was just saying we need to change something around," Lee said after the Knicks lost to the Hawks on Monday afternoon. Lee played just 21 minutes and was benched the entire fourth quarter. He is averaging only 6.5 points and shooting just 19 percent from 3-point territory over his last six games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 am
  • Evan Fournier returned to action on Monday January 16. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:41 am
  • Marreese Speights scores 23 w/ 10 boards
    Marreese Speights scored a season-high 23 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes in Monday's 120-98 win over the Thunder.

    Advice: He scored 10 of his points in garbage time during the fourth quarter, but Speights was on fire all night, hitting 8-of-15 shots from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. Speights is a per-minute monster, but the problem is that he's only eclipsed the 20-minute mark one time in January (tonight). With Blake Griffin (knee) nearing a return, it's tough to get excited about this. We'll let you know if his role grows. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Faried scores 20 points in season-high 33 min
    Kenneth Faried started at power forward in Denver's win over the Magic and finished with 20 points (on 10-of-12 shooting), five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in a season-high 33 minutes.

    Advice: Faried replaced Wilson Chandler in the starting lineup on Monday and rewarded coach Mike Malone's decision. It's just the third time this season Faried has cracked the 20-point plateau, and the first time he's played more than 30 minutes. Darrell Arthur (knee) didn't play, which opened up some extra time for Faried. It was Faried's first start since December 12th, so it will be interesting to see if Malone decides to go back to Chandler or stick with The Manimal in Denver's next game on Tuesday vs. the Lakers Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:59 pm
  • Nikola Jokic pours in career-high 30 points
    Nikola Jokic was unstoppable in the Nuggets blowout victory over Orlando Monday night, scoring a career-high 30 points to go along with 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: Jokic joins Carmelo Anthony as just the second Nugget to tally at least 30 points, 10 boards, five assists and three steals in a single game over the last 25 years. However, this performance isn't a complete surprise because, despite playing through a nagging wrist injury that may require offseason surgery, Jokic has been an absolute beast of late. He is now averaging 21.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists over the Nuggets last seven games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:32 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip, thumb) doubtful to return
    Anthony Davis (right hip, left thumb) is doubtful to return to Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: The good news here is that the X-rays taken on his thumb and hip both came back negative, so it appears AD has avoided a serious injury. He was barely able to walk to the locker room, so it would be quite shocking to see him return to the game today. He'll end his evening with 16 points, three rebounds and three assists. Terrence Jones is going to be the primary beneficiary if Davis is forced to miss any additional time, so he's a solid pickup in any setting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:12 pm
  • Tyler Zeller (illness) will not play Monday
    Tyler Zeller (illness) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Zeller is finally feeling better, but Monday will mark his eighth straight game on the sidelines due to this illness. We'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, but with the main guys in Boston's frontcourt healthy, Zeller won't have any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:04 pm
  • Anthony Davis (back) heads to the locker room
    Anthony Davis (tailbone) is headed to the locker room.

    Advice: Davis tried to posterize Myles Turner on a dunk attempt, but Turner did not let that happen, and Davis hit the floor hard. He was writhing in pain on the ground for roughly a minute, and while he stayed in the game to knock down his free throws, he went straight back to the locker room after knocking them down. Davis was barely able to walk on his way back to the locker room, so it seems unlikely he'll be able to return to this one. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:38 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will start on Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) will start Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He's been playing through the sore ankle over the past few games, and his production has been fine, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active for a matchup against the third-worst team in the league at defending the small forward position. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:36 pm
  • Faried starting, Chandler headed to the bench
    Kenneth Faried will move into the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Magic, sending Wilson Chandler to the bench.

    Advice: This move is likely a matchup-based decision with Orlando going with a more traditional frontcourt, so Chandler could be back in the starting five as soon as Tuesday's game against the Lakers. In 15 starts this season, Faried owns averages of 9.8 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 steal and 1.1 blocks per contest in 22.5 minutes, so him running with the first unit won't result in a major uptick in value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:28 pm
  • Barton, Harris, Gallinari expected to play
    Will Barton (illness), Gary Harris (right groin soreness) and Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) are all expected to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: All these guys are probable, so owners can go ahead and plug them into their starting lineups with confidence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:05 pm
  • Tarik Black (ankle) questionable for Tuesday
    Tarik Black (sprained left ankle) is questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Black was previously dealing with a right ankle sprain, so this is a new injury. If he's out, Thomas Robinson would likely soak up most of his minutes, but that doesn't mean all that much, as Black only averages 15 minutes a night. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:00 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel) out Monday vs. Denver
    Evan Fournier (heel) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: He's currently without an official timetable to return, and it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend the entire week on the sidelines. Jodie Meeks will draw the start in his place, and Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join him in the starting five. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:47 pm
  • Courtney Lee scores seven off bench
    Courtney Lee scored seven points off the bench with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: After the game, Lee said he found out he was benched just before the game. In a halftime interview, Carmelo Anthony said Lee handled the benching like a pro and also made it seem like it was more of an experiment. Lee has also really fallen off as a shooter lately, making just 2-of-15 from deep in his last four -- he was leading the NBA in 3-point percentage last month. Lee is only a 16-team guy for now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:33 pm
  • Nerlens Noel (ankle) out Monday vs. MIL
    Nerlens Noel (sprained left ankle) will not play Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He did sprain it on Saturday and was able to return, so for now we'll be considering him questionable for Wednesday's game against Toronto. With Noel on the sidelines, Jahlil Okafor will serve as Joel Embiid's primary backup, but he'll likely be working with a 20-minute workload making him an unattractive target in most settings. Noel should remain owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:30 pm
  • Courtney Lee will come off the bench
    Courtney Lee will come off the bench on Monday vs. Atlanta.

    Advice: The Knicks have been shredded on defense all season, so they're going to take their best wing defender out of the lineup. Sounds about right. Lee was a low-end asset to own before this news, so feel free to drop him for a hot free agent. With that said, he should still see a healthy dose of minutes Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:27 am
  • Andre Drummond hits rare 3-pointer Sunday
    Andre Drummond briefly exited Sunday's game with a right leg injury, but he returned to finish with 15 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Drummond appeared to injure the knee or lower part of his right leg, but he was no worse the wear after returning and we'll leave him off the injury report. He wasn't very efficient tonight, hitting 6-of-17 FGs and 2-of-5 FTs, but he managed to sink a 3-pointer for the second time this season and fifth time in his career. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:47 pm
  • Andre Drummond exits w/ right leg injury
    Andre Drummond exited Sunday's game with an apparent right leg/knee injury, but he has since returned to the Pistons' bench.

    Advice: Drummond exited early in the third quarter and had a limp as he walked into the locker room, so we'll consider him questionable to return. Aron Baynes and Boban Marjanovic would gain the most if Drummond misses any time. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:03 pm
  • Justin Hamilton swats career-high three shots
    Justin Hamilton started vs. the Rockets on Wednesday, posting a career-high three blocks with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, three boards and two assists in just 18 minutes.

    Advice: Brook Lopez was resting tonight and this highlights Hamilton's potential role should the Nets trade Lopez this season, even though his minutes were depressed due to the Rockets' small-ball attack, as well as the lopsided score. The Nets would likely get back draft picks and/or prospects if they dealt Lopez, rather than current rotation players, which might leave Hamilton as the default starting center. That's purely speculative at the moment, but he's worth keeping in the back of your mind -- just don't expect copious swats, as tonight's fluky total all came in the first quarter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:23 pm
  • Jon Leuer will not play Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) won't play vs. the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: Leuer was listed as doubtful and this shouldn't come as a surprise to any owners. Aron Baynes, Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris will continue to pick up the slack until Leuer gets back on the court. Consider him questionable to return vs. the Hawks on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:21 pm
  • Nikola Jokic still dealing w/ left wrist pain
    Nikola Jokic still doesn't have full range of motion in his left wrist, he continues to play through pain, and it's possible that he will need surgery after the season.

    Advice: Jokic shed his wrist brace for Thursday's game and plans to play without it again on Monday, and the good news is that there's no suggestion of more DNPs. "I cannot go to push-up position," Jokic said. "[Doctors] said they could [perform surgery], but it wasn’t 100 percent that it would feel better." This isn't a comforting update for Jokic's owners, but he's been on fire lately and all signs point to him playing through his discomfort for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:17 pm
  • Wesley Matthews scores 19 points w/ 4 triples
    Wesley Matthews scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's 98-87 win over the Wolves, adding four 3-pointers, seven boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Matthews has been connecting on a career-low 38.6 percent of his attempts this season, but aside from the shooting he's been solid with averages of 15.1 points, 2.2 dimes, 1.3 steals, 2.9 triples and just 1.4 turnovers per game, which has him sitting on an eighth-round evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:36 pm
  • Justin Hamilton will start Sunday vs. Houston
    Justin Hamilton will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockets, with Brook Lopez (rest) unavailable.

    Advice: Hamilton has been hit-or-miss in his three starts this season, owning averages of just 5.7 points, 4.0 boards, 1.0 steal, 1.0 block and 1.0 triple on 31.6 percent shooting over 23.3 minutes per game, so he's not much more than a punt play in daily leagues. Head coach Kenny Atkinson also said that Luis Scola and Quincy Acy will get some minutes with Lopez out, but neither of those guys can be considered viable targets in most settings. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:23 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) probable for Monday
    Danilo Gallinari (left ankle soreness) is probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Gallinari has been dealing with some ankle soreness over the past few games, but the issue hasn't actually forced him to miss any time, so he should be fine for Monday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:01 pm
  • Stevens says Zeller (illness) feeling better
    Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that Tyler Zeller (illness) is feeling a lot better and getting closer to a return.

    Advice: The illness has forced Zeller to spend the past seven straight games on the sidelines, but it sounds like there's a chance he'll be able to return to action Monday vs. the Hornets. He'll likely be eased back into things, but he's not a significant part of the rotation anyway, so his return to action will have a negligible impact in fantasy hoops. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:46 am
  • Jon Leuer (knee) doubtful Sunday vs. Lakers
    Jon Leuer (knee) is being listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

    Advice: Leuer was able a limited participant during shootaround, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to give it a go, we're not all that optimistic. Stan Van Gundy said that Reggie Bullock will draw the start if Leuer can't give it a go, so it'll be interesting to see if Tobias Harris sticks in the starting five. For now, we're going to consider Leuer questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:23 am
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) ruled out for Monday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Monday vs. Boston.

    Advice: This will be his second game in a row on the shelf. The Hornets are ruling him out a full 24 hours before tip-off, an indication that he could miss additional time. Luckily for the Hornets, Nicolas Batum looked healthy in 32 minutes of action on Friday. Marco Belinelli could pick up a few extra minutes with Lamb out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:36 am
  • Evan Fournier doesn't have a timetable
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) doesn't currently have a timetable to return.

    Advice: "I was compensating a lot, so now it’s more than just the heel," Fournier said. "It’s just the bottom of the foot, period. It’s frustrating, man. I could probably keep playing like this, but it’s not getting any better and I’m playing [at] like 60 percent [of my ability]." This is the same injury that sidelined him for five games in a row earlier in the season, so don't expect him to play on Monday vs. the Nuggets or Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. His owners just need to hold onto him for now, while Jodie Meeks is worth a look if you need a short-term boost in triples and points. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:24 am
  • Nerlens Noel gets into some foul trouble
    Nerlens Noel was in some foul trouble against the Wizards on Saturday, finishing with six points, 12 rebounds and three turnovers in 13 minutes.

    Advice: He also sprained his left ankle and did return after he was re-taped. Obviously this was a letdown with Joel Embiid (rest) not playing, but it's not likely to affect his playing time because the 76ers won five of their last six, assuming he's healthy. He should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:45 pm
  • Taj Gibson plays great vs. Pelicans
    Taj Gibson played 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday with 15 points, 16 rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

    Advice: With Nikola Mirotic (illness) out and the Bulls having a lead, Gibson got all he could eat in this game. He also did attempt two threes, which he missed, of course. Gibson should have a big opportunity again on Sunday with Mirotic out and going against a big team in the Grizzlies. He's a low-end big in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:29 pm
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  • Anthony Davis scores 36 points in return
    Anthony Davis scored 36 points in his return to the lineup during a 107-99 loss to the Bulls on Saturday, adding 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 39 minutes.

    Advice: After missing one game due to a hip contusion, Davis had some protective padding in this game. After maybe some rust early, Davis went off in the second half with 23 points and nine boards in 21 minutes. He gets a great matchup in Indiana on Monday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:27 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) could miss road trip
    Evan Fournier (foot, heel) could miss the remainder of the Magic's road trip due to the concern of his foot and heel injuries.

    Advice: On top of being out Saturday, he could be out Monday and Wednesday. The interesting thing here is that it sounds like he has problems in two different areas on his right foot. His heel injury was a problem at the end of last month and cost him five games, so he could be looking at a similar amount of time off due to the aggravation. In the meantime, go ahead and add Jodie Meeks in competitive leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:09 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) out, Jodie Meeks starts
    Evan Fournier (foot) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday and Jodie Meeks will start in his place.

    Advice: Fournier is still battling through his heel injury from earlier this month and he just hasn't been right. The Magic are wisely going to rest him up to get him right, and hopefully he should be OK for Monday against the Nuggets. Meeks is worth a look as insurance in deep leagues while Mario Hezonja is on the radar in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:34 pm
  • Brandon Ingram plays really well in loss
    Brandon Ingram scored 14 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: With Luol Deng resting, Ingram started the second half. He's playing a lot better and it has a lot to do with his shot selection. Ingram is open more on his jumper lately and he's also been very good close to the basket, making 64.0 percent on his shots within eight feet in his previous 10 -- that accounts for 38 percent of his total. Ingram is trending up, but his standalone value isn't that great right now. He should have solid value in about a month and is worth a pickup in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:53 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starts 3Q over Lou
    Brandon Ingram started the third quarter over Lou Williams on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers were torched in the first half and were down 19 at half, so that's likely the reasoning here. There's no reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:55 pm
  • Anthony Davis will play, has no restriction
    Anthony Davis (hip) will play on Saturday and does not have a minutes restriction.

    Advice: He did some work on Friday and said there was a "high probability" he would play today, so he should be all set. Davis absolutely exploded before his hip injury in the third quarter on Tuesday, scoring 40 points with 18 boards in the partial game. He makes sense on a light DFS night. Meanwhile, we'll see who starts next to him, but Terrence Jones is still worth owning for now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:36 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) questionable vs. Jazz
    Evan Fournier (sore right foot) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

    Advice: He really doesn't look right since returning from his heel injury. In those five games, Fournier averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 treys on 36.1 percent from the field. On a back-to-back set, it makes a lot of sense to just rest him before a revenge game in Denver on Monday. If he is out, Jodie Meeks would be thrust into the starting lineup while Mario Hezonja could add to his renewed role in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:19 am
  • Waiters confident he will snap out of slump
    Dion Waiters feels healthy and is confident he will snap out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Since returning from a groin tear back on January 4th, Waiters is averaging 8.4 points, while shooting just 29.8 percent from the floor and 17.6 percent from downtown. Waiters believes he is close to regaining the form he had prior to the injury, when he was playing arguably the best basketball of his career. "No question, it's coming," Waiters said confidently. "Sooner than later, there's no doubt about that. The wait is over." Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:04 am
  • Noel playing well with Sixers second unit
    Nerlens Noel has found his groove as a key contributor on the Sixers consistent and productive second unit.

    Advice: Over the Sixers last seven games, Noel is averaging 10.1 points (on 63.3 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 1.1 blocks and 0.6 turnovers. The combo of Noel backing Joel Embiid has worked well for Philly, who have won five of their last six games. The loser in the scenario is Jahlil Okafor, who continues to be slapped with DNP-CD's. Noel has made his case as 'roster worthy' in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:40 am
  • Andre Drummond grabs 19 rebounds in loss
    Andre Drummond scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with 19 rebounds, one assist and one steal vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He was held to single-digit points for just the second time in his last 12 games, but that's what happens when you go up against the Stifle Tower (Rudy Gobert). Look for him to bounce back in a dream matchup with the Lakers on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Nerlens Noel blocks four in 20 minutes
    Nerlens Noel blocked a season-high four shots against the Hornets on Friday, adding six points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: His jumper has actually been a story this season with another made J at the top of the key during this one. Noel is running the floor really well and his defense hasn't been too much of a drop off from Joel Embiid -- Jahlil Okafor's certainly was. As long as Embiid is limited to 28 minutes, Noel should have minutes close to 20, which should be enough value to use in standard leagues. There could be more minutes for Noel on Saturday with Embiid out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:55 pm
  • Anthony Davis has 'high probability' to play
    Anthony Davis (hip) said there is a "high probability" that he will play Saturday against the Bulls.

    Advice: "I feel better. I was able to do some movements today," Davis said. "Able to go through practice. Of course it wasn’t that much [in terms of strenuous activity], but I feel a lot better." Based on the quote, he's not all the way back and we still have to see how he feels tomorrow. If Davis does return, it'll be interesting to see if coach Alvin Gentry goes with more Terrence Jones, who should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:45 pm
  • Noel 'definitely satisfied' w/ role on Sixers
    Nerlens Noel has settled into his role as Joel Embiid's primary backup, and has played his best basketball of the season.

    Advice: "At this moment in time, I'm definitely satisfied with where I'm at and the team's rotation," Noel said. Over the Sixers last six games, Noel is averaging 10.8 points (on 60 percent shooting) 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 20.5 minutes. Meanwhile, Jahlil Okafor has been a DNP-CD in four of the Sixers last five contests. Noel possesses intriguing, especially considering the Sixers are actively trying to trade a big man to clear up the logjam in the frontcourt. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:27 am
  • Nikola Jokic returned to action on Thursday January 12. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:37 am
  • Kenneth Faried returned to action on Thursday January 12. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:37 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge returned to action on Thursday January 12. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:37 am
  • LaMarcus Aldridge scored 13 points vs. LA
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 13 points in 24 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with four rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: His 3-pointer was a lucky bank shot and just about everything was dropping for the Spurs tonight. Before this garbage time-filled game and LMA's DNP on Tuesday, he was playing a whopping 35.0 minutes per game in his first four January outings. He's also played lights out in those, averaging 23.3 points, 8.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 0.8 treys. There will be rest, but Aldridge looks like an early-round guy per game going forward. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:48 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores nine in 32 minutes
    Brandon Ingram scored nine points with two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Advice: The sprained wrist injury clearly didn't affect his playing time -- it is to his non-shooting wrist. Ingram said he was only dealing with some discomfort and didn't even notice the injury the day of on Wednesday, so he should be fine going forward. The more the Lakers lose, the better Ingram's fantasy value will be. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:18 pm
  • Taj Gibson quiet in loss to Knicks
    Taj Gibson played just 25 minutes and had 12 points, nine rebounds and zero blocks in Thursday's 104-89 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: We were hoping for a little more with Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler out, but Fred Hoiberg rolled with his bench for most of the fourth quarter, as Gibson, Robin Lopez, and especially Michael Carter-Williams all saw their minutes limited tonight. Gibson is still worth owning as a low-end power forward option and is averaging 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:35 pm
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  • Brandon Ingram will play on Thursday night
    Brandon Ingram (wrist) will play on Thursday night against the Spurs.

    Advice: X-rays were negative on Ingram's left wrist. He didn't realize he hurt it on Wednesday and had a precautionary X-ray after dealing with some soreness today. Expect Ingram to play minutes in the uppers 20s. He is more of a stash in standard leagues, but he is playing a lot better lately. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:20 pm
  • Brandon Ingram sprains wrist, getting X-ray
    Brandon Ingram sprained his left wrist at practice on Wednesday and will be getting X-rays.

    Advice: He certainly has a chance to miss tonight's game against the Spurs. We don't have many details now, but the Lakers are usually terrific with sharing news on their injured players. If he's out, we should see more three-guard lineups and Luol Deng. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:21 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge will start on Thursday
    LaMarcus Aldridge will start on Thursday against the Lakers.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday due to an illness, which is pretty common these days. Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol will also be in the starting lineup. Much like last season, Aldridge is starting to heat up after a slow start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:53 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip) will not play on Thursday
    Anthony Davis (hip) will not play on Thursday against the Nets.

    Advice: After Kyle O'Quinn fouled AD and sent him into the stands, Davis has been dealing with some soreness since then. This doesn't sound like a serious injury for Davis and he could play Saturday against the Bulls. With him out, coach Alvin Gentry should be rolling with Terrence Jones in the starting lineup or could use Donatas Motiejunas. TJ will be a popular DFS play while we should see more Solomon Hill, Dante Cunningham and perhaps some of the centers. Maybe we'll see some Cheick Diallo. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:39 pm
  • Nikola Jokic dominates in win over Pacers
    Nikola Jokic put on another one of his clinics in London during a 140-112 win over the Pacers on Thursday, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He continues to sizzle as a passer with plenty of highlight-reel dimes and also has at least five in four straight. What really has made Jokic elite lately has been his remarkable 72.3 true shooting percentage in his last 13. He's posted a MVP Curry-like 64.8 effective field goal percentage on his 64 jumpers in that span to go with an ridiculous 71.9 percent on his shots from within eight feet. In Nikola we trust. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:58 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 18 in 30 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points in 30 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He made 7-of-11 from the field, didn't go to the line and only turned it over once, so scoring 18 on just 12 possessions is very impressive. Not going to the line today has been a recent trend with each of his last five games all being below his season average of 6.0 attempts per game. Gallinari could be on the trade block and finds himself in a good spot with the Nuggets, so he can be considered a sell-high player. He was questionable with ankle soreness today, but obviously it didn't bother him -- he even dunked an alley-oop today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:49 pm
  • Kenneth Faried scores 15 points vs. Indiana
    Kenneth Faried scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one block, one steal and two turnovers in just 16 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: All six of his makes were at the rim and his four offensive boards led to five points for him. Faried is in a bit of a position battle for Jusuf Nurkic for the backup five spot with Faried about a third of his minutes at the four today. He could be worth owning due to a trade possibly helping him out, but there will be several bad games with an unclear role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:34 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Friday
    Jeremy Lamb (foot) will not play on Friday against the 76ers

    Advice: The team is calling it metatarsal inflammation. Lamb hasn't had any noteworthy foot issues since 2014, so this is likely a new issue for him. With him out, Marco Belinelli will be the primary wing backup and should get minutes in the mid 20s. He's worth a look if you need a short-term scoring boost. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:50 pm
  • Kenneth Faried (illness) will play
    Kenneth Faried (illness) is available to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He missed practice on Wednesday and it's unclear when he started getting sick. The Nuggets did post some pictures of Faried around town in London, so his illness doesn't sound too bad. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:41 am
  • Nikola Jokic will play on Thursday
    Nikola Jokic (illness) wil play against the Pacers on Thursday night.

    Advice: He was sick on Saturday, so he's had plenty of time to get back to 100 percent. When Jokic can avoid foul trouble and the Nuggets are in close games, he has a great chance to get minutes in the mid 30s. Expect a big game in London today. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:36 am
  • Danilo Gallinari will play on Thursday
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will play against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: He ia only dealing with ankle soreness and is off for the rest of the week, so Gallinari shouldn't be limited as long as there isn't a set back. Coach Mike Malone continues to play Gallo a ton with 35 minutes coming on Saturday. He's a sell-high candidate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:33 am
  • Tyler Zeller (illness) will not play Friday
    Tyler Zeller (illness) will not play on Friday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: He's not even traveling with the team and can't seem to shake this illness. Luckily for the Celtics, Amir Johnson (ankle) could return against the Hawks. Zeller was not in the rotation before the illness, so this doesn't have any fantasy implications. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:07 am
  • Nikola Jokic (illness) is expected to play
    Nikola Jokic (illness) is still expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This isn't much of an update after he was upgraded to probable on Wednesday. His owners can go ahead and pencil him into active lineups and we'll confirm that the fantasy star is starting this afternoon. Darrell Arthur (leg) will head back to the bench and may not even play. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 am
  • Kenneth Faried (illness) now expected to play
    Kenneth Faried (illness) is now expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: He was originally considered questionable after missing Wednesday's practice. With Nikola Jokic returning from an illness, the Nuggets will have to decide whether Faried or Jusuf Nurkic gets the backup center minutes Thursday. However, Darrell Arthur (leg) and Wilson Chandler (illness) are questionable, so their absence could open up some more minutes. Faried is on the trading block and really needs a move in order to have value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:30 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is expected to play
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle soreness) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This is the only game of the week for the Nuggets, so there was some concern that he was going to be held out as a precaution. With a couple players on the injury report with an illness including Wilson Chandler, Gallinari should see his normal workload Thursday. We'll confirm that he's in the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:25 am
  • Marreese Speights scores 13 efficient points
    Marreese Speights scored 13 efficient points off the bench on Wednesday, hitting 5-of-6 shots with three 3-pointers, three rebounds and one assist in a home win vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Speights has made at least one three-pointer in 14 straight games, the longest streak of his career. He's managed to carve out late-round value in Blake Griffin's absence despite playing just 16.9 minutes over the past month. During that time he's established a nice rapport with Chris Paul -- coming into this game, Speights had a 72.7 effective FG percentage off passes from CP3. That said, he's an atypical fantasy big man whose primary virtues have been 3-pointers and FT%. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:25 pm
  • Evan Fournier struggles in 25 minutes
    Evan Fournier struggled throughout Wednesday's 105-96 loss to the Clippers, going just 3-of-8 from the field for eight points, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Beat writer Josh Robbins speculated that Fournier's heel injury might still be an issue, but foul trouble took a toll and he still played the final eight minutes. He also looked very good on Sunday (19 points in 34 minutes) and was coming off two days of rest. We'll let you know if there's a hint of injury concern, but for now owners should start him with confidence vs. the Blazers on Friday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:21 pm
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 20 pts on 7-of-11 FGs
    Shabazz Muhammad looked good again on Wednesday, making 7-of-11 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs to finish with 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Muhammad made two 3-pointers and he's simply on fire lately, scoring double-digit points in seven of his last nine games. In those contests, he's made a combined 52.6 percent FGs and 89.5 percent FTs, with 1.4 triples per game. Give him a look if you need offense, but don't expect much else -- in the same nine-game span, he added a mere 3.3 boards, 0.1 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.1 blocks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:08 pm
  • Nerlens Noel gets 13 points, eight rebounds
    Nerlens Noel put together a nice game on Wednesday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-8 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs with eight rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: It's a strong return for fantasy owners since Noel played just 21 minutes tonight. Interestingly, he knocked down two jumpers at the top of the key tonight and is now a combined 7-of-10 on shots 15-24 feet from the hoop this season. Regardless of his shot locations, Noel is a promising guy to own with Jahlil Okafor racking up DNPs and the Sixers likely to trade away one of their young centers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:17 pm
  • Tyler Zeller will not play on Wednesday
    Tyler Zeller (illness) will not play on Wednesday against the Wizards.

    Advice: The Celtics are going to be a little short on their depth up front. With Zeller and Amir Johnson (ankle) out, there should be plenty of minutes for Kelly Olynyk and Jonas Jerebko. We should see Jordan Mickey in the rotation and more small-ball lineups, too. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:13 pm
  • Anthony Davis (hip) questionable for Thursday
    Alvin Gentry would not commit to Anthony Davis (hip) being available for Thursday's game against the Nets.

    Advice: "He's sore. He'll get treatment, see how he feels tomorrow," said Gentry when asked about Davis. We should have another update following Thursday morning's shootaround, but if this injury does force Davis to the sidelines, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas would see a major boost in value, with Jones offering a bit more upside. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:51 am
  • Kenneth Faried (illness) questionable vs. IND
    Kenneth Faried (illness) did not participate during Wednesday's practice and he is being deemed questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: If Faried is forced to the sidelines on Thursday, Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur will split most of his minutes, but with Nikola Jokic (illness) being listed as probable, Nurkic and Arthur aren't all that appealing in most leagues. Owners can expect to get another update on Faried's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:47 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (ankle) questionable vs. IND
    Danilo Gallinari (ankle soreness) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Pacers in London.

    Advice: Gallinari may have some added incentive to play on the main stage in London, and with his injury simply being ankle soreness, he may just gut it out. It is, however, worth noting that a serious right ankle injury prematurely ended Gallinari's 2015-16 campaign, although this is the first time this season that we're hearing of any ankle issues, and it's currently unclear which ankle is the sore one. We should have a better idea on Gallinari's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:39 am
  • Nikola Jokic (illness) probable for Thursday
    Nikola Jokic (illness) is probable to play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Jokic missed Saturday's loss to the Thunder, but he's now had a full five days to rest up, so he should be just fine for Thursday's game. With Jokic back on the court, he'll siphon away some minutes from Jusuf Nurkic and Darrell Arthur. Owners can expect to get another update on Jokic's status following Thursday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:29 am
  • Andre Drummond blocks seven shots in loss
    Andre Drummond hit 4-of-5 shots and 1-of-6 free throws for nine points, 12 rebounds, three steals and a season-high seven blocks in Tuesday's 100-94 loss to the Kings.

    Advice: His previous season high was four blocks, so he nearly doubled that up tonight. He came in on fire, scoring 28 points with 14 rebounds in back-to-back games, and the seven swats helped make up for the lack of points tonight. He had also been shooting free throws pretty well in January, hitting 8-of-11 over his last four games, but couldn't get the freebies to drop tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 11, hits two treys
    Brandon Ingram scored 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The rookie added four rebounds, two assists, one block and two triples in 26 minutes. Luol Deng was the only starter with double-digit points, so Ingram didn't get as much burn this time. With that said, He's now scored an average of 14.0 points over his last four games with a combined six 3-pointers, so he's slowly graduating from a stash to a standard-league asset. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:21 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores eight in start for Heat
    Dion Waiters started for the Heat on Tuesday, sending Wayne Ellington to the bench, but hit just 4-of-17 shots for eight points, three rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 38 minutes.

    Advice: He was tied for the team lead in minutes and shots tonight and his line would have been a lot more fun had more of them actually gone in. The Heat were without Josh Richardson tonight, so Waiters had a big opportunity, but couldn't take advantage of it. Richardson's in a walking boot for his sprained left foot and if he's going to miss time, Waiters could be worth grabbing for a spot start or two, especially if he's going to continue to fire at will. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:07 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 11 in loss to Rockets
    Jeremy Lamb started again for Nicolas Batum (knee) on Tuesday and had 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He hit just 4-of-12 shots, but is worth a long look with Batum iffy going forward. Lamb is averaging 12 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in his two recent starts, but has hit just 8-of-24 shots in them. He's more of a player to target in DFS, assuming that Batum will be back sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:54 pm
  • Dion Waiters starting, Ellington to bench
    Dion Waiters is starting on Tuesday vs. the Warriors, sending Wayne Ellington to the bench.

    Advice: Waiters' minutes should rise with this move and he did average 14.2 points, 3.9 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.3 triples in 16 previous starts this season. He should have some low-end value until Josh Richardson (foot) is able to return. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:54 pm
  • Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss next 4 games
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will miss the next four games for the Pistons.

    Advice: He was diagnosed with a bone bruise, but the earliest we will see him back on the court is on Jan. 18 vs. the Hawks. Outside of deeper leagues, Leuer's owners should evaluate other options. Tobias Harris will likely stick in the starting lineup for at least the next week. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:08 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) ruled out for Tuesday
    Jon Leuer (right knee) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: We're still awaiting the results of Leuer's MRI, but he's still dealing with some fluid in his knee, so he could certainly spend a few more games on the sidelines. Tobias Harris should move back into the starting five tonight sans Leuer, with Stanley Johnson and Henry Ellenson having the opportunity for some extended run off the bench. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:30 pm
  • LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) out Tuesday
    LaMarcus Aldridge (gastroenteritis) will not play Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: The indomitable flu bug claims yet another victim. David Lee (knee) missed the Spurs previous game on Saturday, but practiced on Monday and is expected to be available on Tuesday. Lee drew the start last time Aldridge sat out. Davis Bertans, coming off a terrific game in which he scored 21 points in just 18 minutes on Saturday, will also see additional playing time on Tuesday. Bertans did start one game earlier this season in which Aldridge was rested. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:26 am
  • Lakers impressed with Ingram's work ethic
    Laker coaches and players alike have raved about rookie Brandon Ingram's work ethic this season.

    Advice: "When you have that type of work ethic and you can play basketball the way he can," coach Luke Walton said, "he’s going to continue to get better and better at different things." Ingram cumulative numbers aren't overly impressive, but the rook has played better of late, averaging 15.0 points (on 62.5 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 3-pointers over his last three games. It' also safe to assume his minutes and usage rate will increase over the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 am
  • Anthony Davis (hip) says 'I'm good'
    Anthony Davis suffered a hip pointer in Monday's win, but X-rays came back negative and Davis downplayed the injury.

    Advice: Here's the full quote from Davis after the game: "I'm good. I have a bruised hip...going to try and get it right. I have a couple days before I play again so I'll get a lot of treatment." The Pelicans next game is Thursday in Brooklyn. We will have to wait for a formal update from the team regarding his status going forward. Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas would see major increases in minutes if Davis were to miss time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:50 am
  • Shabazz Muhammad scores 11 points in win
    Shabazz Muhammad scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting with two rebounds and one triple in 20 minutes against the Mavericks on Monday.

    Advice: Muhammad has very little upside as he's basically just a pure scorer, but he's a candidate to receive more minutes if we learn that Zach LaVine (hip) will miss any time. For now, Muhammad belongs on the wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:47 pm
  • Wesley Matthews held to two points
    Wesley Matthews was held to two points on 1-of-7 shooting in Monday's loss to the Wolves.

    Advice: He was able to add five assists and four rebounds in 37 minutes, but it was another brutal night for Matthews. He was held to nine points in each of his last two games on a combined 6-of-24 shooting, so his owners may want to consider benching him until he breaks out of this slump. He's a hold in standard leagues after averaging 17.2 points, 1.6 steals and 3.1 3-pointers in December. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:26 pm
  • X-rays on Anthony Davis' hip are negative
    X-rays taken on Anthony Davis' left hip came back negative.

    Advice: The Pelicans are off until Thursday's game vs. the Nets and head coach Alvin Gentry is hopeful that Davis will be able to play. The big man is simply dealing with a bruise, but he had a noticeable limp and it's a little concerning that he needed X-rays in the first place. The Pelicans tend to be very careful with their franchise player, so he should be considered questionable for Thursday. Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas should both be on your radar. Davis had a monster game vs. the Knicks before the injury, posting 40 points, 18 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and a triple. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) has no structural damage
    Jon Leuer has no ligament or cartilage damage to his right knee according to coach Stan Van Gundy.

    Advice: That's all we know at this point, but it sounds like Leuer is simply dealing with some soreness. Leuer has actually slowed down since his move to the first unit, so he's a borderline hold in standard leagues if we learn that he will miss time. Tobias Harris would likely move back into the first unit if that's the case, even though SVG said he likes him coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:52 am
  • Justin Hamilton says his vision has improved
    Justin Hamilton revealed that he "couldn’t see anything" a couple weeks ago because he got the wrong prescription for his contacts.

    Advice: "I just started noticing when I was getting the migraines and we were trying to figure out what was going on. We figured out it was my vision,’’ Hamilton said. "We were trying to get the right prescription. Right after the [Dec. 23] Cleveland game. Christmas Eve I got finally the right prescription for both eyes." That explains his recent improvement as Hamilton has scored 16 points in two out of his last three games. He's trending up and does have nice upside, but he's not worth owning in standard leagues just yet. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:24 am
  • Tyler Zeller (illness) listed as out Tuesday
    Tyler Zeller (illness) is listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: He's expected to miss his fourth straight game. Zeller was out of the rotation before the illness, so his absence will not have a meaningful impact on the rotation. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 am
  • Brandon Ingram ties career-high w/ 17 points
    Brandon Ingram followed up Friday's impressive game by tying his career-high with 17 points on 6-of-9 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs vs. the Magic on Sunday.

    Advice: Ingram added three boards, two assists, two 3-pointers and one block in 27 minutes, and playing time hasn't been an issue lately. He'll need to be consistently efficient to be a safe roto play, however, as he's shooting just 34.9 percent from the field and 64.1 percent from the line over the past month. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:44 pm
  • Tarik Black (ankle) plays 12 minutes Sunday
    Tarik Black (sore right ankle) had seven points, three rebounds and one steal in 12 minutes during Sunday's win vs. the Magic.

    Advice: The ankle injury isn't a legitimate concern, so any deep-league owners relying on Black can start him confidently in a four-game week. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:43 pm
  • Andre Drummond w/ season-high 28 pts, 14 reb
    Andre Drummond piled up 28 points, 14 rebounds, four steals and two blocks with just one turnover in 52 minutes of action vs. Portland on Sunday.

    Advice: Drummond made 13-of-20 shots during the Pistons' clutch double-OT victory, and he even went 2-of-3 at the FT line tonight. He played just 25 minutes in Detroit's previous game but that was due strictly to foul trouble. He's scored 20+ points just nine times this season but three of those games are in January, so his owners are certainly enjoying a happy new year. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 10:29 pm
  • Jon Leuer (knee) won't return Sunday
    Jon Leuer (sore right knee) will miss the remainder of Sunday's game against Portland.

    Advice: He finished the night with one assist in six minutes. If he misses Tuesday's game against the Kings, Tobias Harris (who started the second half tonight) will likely move into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:59 pm
  • Ryan Anderson quiet in 129-122 road win
    Ryan Anderson was quiet during Houston's 129-122 victory on Sunday, posting nine points (2-of-8 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with four boards and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Houston was playing the second game in a back-to-back set, and Anderson didn't quite seem to have his legs under him tonight. He's only scored single-digit points in consecutive games once this season, back in early November, so expect him to bounce back vs. Charlotte on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:01 pm
  • Marreese Speights scores 19 points in 14 mins
    Marreese Speights was ultra-efficient on Sunday, going 6-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line on his way to 19 points, three 3-pointers, two boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: Speights did all of his damage in a mere 14 minutes off the bench, and he's been a per-minute monster ever since Blake Griffin (knee) went down. Unfortunately, his playing time has been too sporadic to trust him in standard leagues, so he's just a low-end asset to own in deep leagues for those seeking some help in the 3-point department. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 4:21 pm
  • Wayne Ellington hits 1-of-7 shots in 20 mins
    Wayne Ellington couldn't get his shot to drop during Sunday's loss to the Clippers, going 1-of-7 from the field on his way to four points, one assist and nothing else in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Ellington missed all five of his 3-pointers, and he's now connected on just one of his 13 attempts over his past two outings. He could earn another start Tuesday vs. the Warriors if Josh Richardson (foot) remains on the sidelines, but as we can see here, starting doesn't necessarily translate to value for Ellington. He's little more than a deep league 3-point streamer. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 3:19 pm
  • Dion Waiters ejected for elbowing J.J. Redick
    Dion Waiters was ejected from Sunday's game after elbowing J.J. Redick in the head.

    Advice: It wasn't a vicious hit and Waiters is unlikely to face a suspension, but we'll confirm his status for Wednesday's game as a precaution. He exited in the third quarter with eight points and two rebounds, and his absence shifts a few more minutes to Tyler Johnson and Rodney McGruder. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 2:21 pm
  • Wayne Ellington will start Sunday vs. LAC
    Wayne Ellington will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Josh Richardson (foot) is out, so the two-guard minutes will be divvied up between Ellington, Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters. All those guys are on the radar as potential DFS punt plays, with Ellington making sense as a 3-point streamer. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:02 pm
  • Nerlens Noel racks up three steals in 24 mins
    Nerlens Noel finished Sunday's 105-93 win over the Nets with eight points, four boards and three steals in 24 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Noel has flashed his upside in limited minutes off the bench for the 76ers this season, and with per-36-minutes numbers of 20.0 points, 8.3 boards, 2.5 steals and 2.2 blocks per game, you can see why Noel is worthy of stashing in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:52 am
  • ESPN: DAL not looking to deal Wesley Matthews
    According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Mavericks are not looking to deal Wesley Matthews.

    Advice: Stein added that the Mavs "are batting away pitches for Matthews," so there is a market for the SG if they change their mind. It's obvious that the Mavs are tanking so their veterans are inevitably going to be linked in trade talks, but for now Andrew Bogut is the only player that is more than likely going to be moved. Matthews couldn't be in a better spot for fantasy value at the moment, but the potential for rest late in the season is a slight concern. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 6:58 am
  • Kenneth Faried returned to action on Saturday January 7. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 12:53 am
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 13 points in loss
    Jeremy Lamb hit 4-of-12 shots for 13 points with eight rebounds, three assists and one block in 28 minutes on Saturday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Lamb drew the spot start for the injured Nicolas Batum (knee) and that should continue with Batum set to miss time due to a bone bruise. The 28 minutes tied the second most he has played in a game this season. In every game that Lamb has played at least 20 minutes in this year, he has scored in double-figures. Lamb can be considered a value DFS play so long as his price stays low and has some short-term value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:54 pm
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