Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball

in partnership with NBA.com

Yahoo Public 138968 (ID# 138968)
  • Kevin Durant scores 21 on 9-of-16 FGs
    Kevin Durant scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Durant had three blocks on the night including a massive rejection on a LeBron James dunk attempt (link below). He added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and three triples, but only played 29 minutes in the blowout win. Durant should be a popular DFS target on Wednesday vs. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder. The last time those two teams met, Durant had 39 points on 15-of-24 shooting. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:50 pm
  • Al Horford comes through with 22 points
    Al Horford hit 8-of-14 shots, a 3-pointer and 5-of-5 free throws for 22 points, six rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: This was Horford's most points scored since he had 23 way back on Dec. 23. His assist numbers are impressive and he's averaging 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers while shooting 43 percent over his last five games. Over his last four games, his field goal percentage jumps to 53 percent, so look at him as one of the hotter shooting perimeter centers in the league right now. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:28 pm
  • Jerami Grant will start vs. the Clippers
    Jerami Grant will start against the Clippers on Monday.

    Advice: Steven Adams (concussion) is out, but it was initially believed that Enes Kanter would move into the starting five after he was listed as a probable starter. Instead, the Thunder will go with a frontcourt of Grant and Domantas Sabonis to match up with the small-ball lineup of the Clippers. Grant is just a short-term option for owners in need of a couple blocks. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:27 pm
  • Cody Zeller goes for 13 & 8 in loss to Boston
    Cody Zeller hit 5-of-7 shots and 3-of-4 free throws for 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block in Monday's 108-98 loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: Five of his rebounds were offensive, which was nice, and he played 31 minutes in the start. He had a 16 & 10 double-double on Friday and played well again tonight, meaning he should be owned in most leagues now that he's healthy and starting at center again for the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:59 pm
  • Rodney Hood (knee) expected to miss two weeks
    Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said on Monday that he's hopeful to have Rodney Hood (knee) back on the court in two weeks.

    Advice: Hood is dealing with a bone bruise and hyperextended knee, so this timetable makes sense. Joe Ingles will move into the starting lineup with Hood on the sidelines, and he's worth a speculative add in most leagues. Joe Johnson should also see an uptick in minutes, and Alec Burks' could have his rehab process slightly accelerated. Hood had been struggling mightily over the past month, ranking well outside the top-250, so he's a cut candidate in leagues without an IR-spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:00 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 11 w/ six assists
    Jrue Holiday scored 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting with six assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples vs. the Pacers on Monday.

    Advice: Holiday only played 26 minutes because E'Twaun Moore had the hot hand off the bench Monday. His minutes are down in January and he's coming off a one-point dud in his previous outing vs. the Bulls, but this has opened up a nice buy-low opportunity for savvy fantasy owners. Holiday has early-round upside and was a monster after the All-Star break last season, so hopefully he can find his form soon. Moore is not a long-term threat. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:53 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) doubtful Tuesday vs. LAL
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) is doubtful to play Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: "It is the same leg that his foot injury was on but this is separate," said head coach Mike Malone. "It is an ankle thing and he is doubtful for [Tuesday's game against the Lakers]." With Harris on the sidelines, Jameer Nelson could enter the starting lineup and Will Barton will see some increased opportunity with the second unit. Jamal Murray could also get into the rotation, although he only managed to get on the court for five minutes on Monday despite the game being a blowout. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:41 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 16 w/ 10 assists
    Jeff Teague double-doubled with 16 points and 10 assists in Monday's 98-95 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Teague rolled his right ankle and hobbled to the bench, but fortunately he didn't miss any time. Teague had a right ankle sprain back in November and a left ankle sprain earlier this month, but it sounds like he escaped with a minor tweak. He finished 7-of-10 from the field and hit his only free throw, adding eight rebounds and one triple in 37 minutes. Teague should be fine for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, but his owners should double check his status just in case his ankle swells up overnight. He's yet to miss a game this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:05 pm
  • Clint Capela (knee) feeling good in workouts
    Clint Capela (knee) said that he's been sprinting and dunking during recent workouts, and it all felt good.

    Advice: Capela has been out of commission since Dec. 17, but he could return to the court for Tuesday's game against the Heat. The Rockets will make an official determination on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but he's close enough to a return that he should be stashed in most leagues. He'll likely be eased back into things after the lengthy layoff, but once he's fully up to speed, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:42 pm
    Injured
     
  • Sergio Rodriguez scores 10 w/ six dimes
    Sergio Rodriguez moved into the starting lineup in Monday's 113-104 win over the Bucks, scoring 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting.

    Advice: T.J. McConnell (wrist) wasn't able to play and coach Brett Brown wasn't sure how much time he would miss. Rodriguez logged 32 minutes and added six assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one triple, so he looks like a nice short-term pickup and he was productive as a starter earlier this season -- he averaged 9.7 points, 6.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 steal and 1.7 triples in 29 previous starts. Give him a look if you need a PG who can rack up dimes. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:17 pm
  • Gary Harris (ankle) will not return Monday
    Gary Harris (right ankle sprain) will not return to Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Ugh. Harris just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season, as he's had some major issues with his right leg. He's now missed time with a groin and foot injury (both to his right leg), and it's looking like this new ankle injury could again force him to the sidelines for at least a few games. Will Barton and Jamal Murray will benefit sans Harris, with Barton offering a bit more upside. The only positive here is that X-rays came back negative, but we should get a rough timetable after he undergoes an MRI. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:45 pm
  • Otto Porter looks fine in his return
    Otto Porter looked 100 percent in a win over the Blazers on Monday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The hip strain from over the weekend clearly didn't bother him in this easy win. Porter has been arguably the best fantasy draft pick this season and is in the mix for Most Improved Player. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:36 pm
  • Gary Harris (groin) headed to the locker room
    Gary Harris (right groin) is headed to the locker room.

    Advice: Harris appeared to tweak his groin on a drive to the hoop, and after being evaluated on the bench, the Nuggets trainers decided to take him back to the locker room for further evaluation. It's worth noting that he was walking with a noticeable limp, which isn't the greatest sign. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:26 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 17 in full line
    Paul Millsap scored 17 points during a big 108-107 win over the Knicks on Monday, adding seven rebounds, six assists, three steals, three blocks and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had a game-sealing block of Derrick Rose to get this win. Millsap didn't shoot the ball well in this game, making just 5-of-18 from the field and 6-of-10 from the line in 39 minutes. Dwight Howard (rest) did not play, which has been a helpful scenario for Millsap all season. The Hawks are also winning games and have gone 9-1 in their last 10, so maybe he stays put. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:43 pm
  • Harris, Gallinari starting Monday vs. Magic
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: They were both listed as probable so no surprises here. Emmanuel Mudiay, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic will join them in the starting five with Wilson Chandler heading to the bench. Feel free to get Harris and The Rooster active. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:26 pm
  • Brandon Jennings not happy about changes
    Brandon Jennings wasn't happy about the Knicks making lineup changes on Monday.

    Advice: "'Every day is something new, you never know if you're going to play," Jennings said. Uh oh. Jennings was also in a bad mood when he and Mindaugas Kuzminskas totally whiffed on a switch to leave Malcolm Delaney wide open for a jumper. Jennings may be feeling passed over for the Knicks starting Ron Baker over him here, but he's not worth adding in most leagues anyway. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:13 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez will start Monday vs. Bucks
    Sergio Rodriguez will return to the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with Milwaukee, with T.J. McConnell (wrist) unavailable.

    Advice: With McConnell on the sidelines, Rodriguez may be able to see his minutes closer to the 30-minute mark, although head coach Brett Brown may want to get an extended look at Chasson Randle who is in the final week of his 10-day contract. Still, Rodriguez is someone to consider throwing out there as a streamer for those looking for a boost in the assist category. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:09 pm
  • Otto Porter (hip) will play on Monday
    Otto Porter (hip) will play on Monday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: He looked fine during the morning shootaround and he previously said that he was going to play. Porter has been a top-20 stud in standard leagues and his owners will want to make sure he's active, even he's not 100 percent. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:24 am
  • Victor Oladipo scores 23 points in win
    Victor Oladipo hit 7-of-14 shots for 23 points with two assists, one rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes on Sunday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: This marked the first time he has a 20-point game since Nov. 30. However, Oladipo is having a nice month, averaging 34.3 minutes, 17.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 treys per game in January. He's becoming more consistent as the season progresses, which is a good sign for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Rudy Gay double-doubles vs. Thunder
    Rudy Gay scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes on Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: This was his second consecutive double-double and his fourth of the season. He continues to have a nice January, averaging 35.4 minutes, 19.4 points, seven rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game. There is no reason to think he will slow down any time soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Gary Harris, Gallinari probable for Monday
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are probable to play Monday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Harris got back to the court following a one-game stint on the sidelines on Thursday, and Gallinari has been playing through his ankle soreness, so both these guys should be in uniform on Monday night. Check back for official confirmation following Monday morning's shootaround. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:59 am
  • Rodney Hood diagnosed with a bone bruise
    Rodney Hood (knee) was diagnosed with a right knee bone bruise and hyperextension after having an MRI on Sunday morning.

    Advice: While Hood has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. Phoenix, he's going to be day-to-day moving forward because he has no structural damage. After Monday's game vs. the Suns, the Jazz are off until Friday vs. the Mavs, so it's possible he could be back for that one. Hood is a hold in standard leagues. Look for Alec Burks to see a bump in minutes on Monday in addition to Joe Ingles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 am
  • Clint Capela (leg) could return on Tuesday
    Clint Capela (leg) could return on Tuesday vs. the Heat or Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He has missed about one month of action, but the big man is scheduled to go through practice on Monday. It's fair to assume that Capela will have restrictions right out of the gate, but he shouldn't be sitting on your waiver wire with season averages of 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. Montrezl Harrell is now a drop candidate in most leagues, while Nene loses a lot of value as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 am
    Injured
     
  • Burks says he saw Rodney Hood walking
    Alec Burks said he saw Rodney Hood (knee) walking around after Saturday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: Gordon Hayward didn't sound as encouraged saying it "sucked" for Hood to be out with an injury, and Hayward added the Jazz will "need more" of Alec Burks contributing. Hood is going to be re-evaluated, but there's a decent chance he misses time with this injury. For now, Burks is only a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:24 am
  • Snyder: Rodney Hood has hyperextended knee
    Coach Quin Snyder said Rodney Hood (right knee) has a hyperextended knee.

    Advice: "Hopefully it's not serious," Snyder said. This is just an initial diagnosis and it's still very unclear how much time he's going to miss. Hood's knee looked like it buckled on the way up, so it's possible there was some ligament damage. This could be a tough blow for the Jazz, especially with Hood getting hot all of the sudden. Alec Burks looked great in limited action and could pick up some added run. Plus, Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles may help out. The mysterious factor for Burks makes him an interesting speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:54 pm
  • Rodney Hood hurts right knee on Saturday
    Rodney Hood hurt his right knee in the fourth quarter on Saturday.

    Advice: It looked terrible. Hood was on a breakaway layup and his knee buckled after he stepped on Jodie Meeks' foot on the way up. He could not put weight on his leg as he went to the locker room. We'll have another update shortly, but Alec Burks could be getting some increased run with his good game today. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:28 pm
  • Otto Porter says he should be OK for Monday
    Otto Porter (hip) said he should be ready to play on Monday.

    Advice: In case you missed it, he had a right hip strain today and did not return. Porter did have this injury before in this season and even before that, so the Wizards likely just played it safe. After all, they were up pretty big in the fourth quarter. For now, expect him to be a go against Portland. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:11 pm
  • Otto Porter questionable to return vs. Sixers
    Otto Porter (hip) is questionable to return to Saturday's game due to a strained right hip.

    Advice: He dealt with hip issues in November, so this is definitely something worth monitoring. Prior to exiting the game, he scored 10 points with six rebounds, one assists and one steal. Kelly Oubre and Sheldon McClellan will both get a boost if Porter misses any time. Oubre could be worth a look as a speculative add in competitive leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:58 pm
  • Jrue Holiday struggles vs. Bulls
    Jrue Holiday missed all seven attempts from the field against the Bulls on Saturday, adding one point, three rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes.

    Advice: It was a bad day for Holiday for obvious reasons. He did also tweak his foot or ankle, but he didn't need to miss time. Another negative is that Tyreke Evans was really in control of the offense and had a better feel for where the weak spots of the defense were. To be clear, there's no need to worry about Holiday, but there could be an adjustment period playing with Evans. He should flirt with early-round value once he gets it going. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:16 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 27 w/ seven triples
    Rodney Hood scored a season-high 27 points with seven pointers in Friday's 110-77 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: Coach Quin Snyder said before the game that he wants Hood to fire away and he's now posted two solid games in a row after he scored 18 points with four triples on Tuesday. "I don’t want him to ever pass up a shot," Snyder said. Hood finished an efficient 10-of-14 from the field with four rebounds, two assists and a block, and he was a team-high +33 in the win. He obviously won't be this good going forward, but it's time to get him back in your lineups now that he's finally out of his slump. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:58 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 23 points in loss to Cavs
    Rudy Gay scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, four blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

    Advice: After all the time off due to a hip injury, Gay has turned it up over his last four. In that span, he averaged 18.8 points, 6.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.8 treys. He should feast the rest of the way while he's on the Kings roster, but the trade rumors and rest will be a pain for his owners. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Al Horford scores 10 points
    Al Horford scored 10 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: In his return to Atlanta, Horford had plenty of boos to start the game. The crowd did give him a standing ovation after his video tribute, though. While Horford's numbers are down, he's done a fine job hitting treys with 2.2 per game over his last five. Expect him to heat up in no time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:06 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 23 in full line
    Paul Millsap scored 23 points in 40 minutes during a tough 103-101 loss to the Celtics on Friday, adding five rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Hawks reportedly told Millsap he's off the block, which is fantastic news for his fantasy value. He's also turned into that stat-stuffing monster we've grown accustom to love, averaging 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 0.8 treys in his last five. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 19 points vs. MIN
    Victor Oladipo scored 19 points with five rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: We're still waiting for him to add the other stats to go with some scoring, but he's trending up. In his previous January games, Oladipo averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.7 treys on 44.2 percent from the field. There's still a chance to buy low. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:46 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez scores 11 in 16 minutes
    Sergio Rodriguez scored 11 points with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

    Advice: T.J. McConnell clearly has the starting job locked up and looks like he'll get 30-33 minutes most nights, so Rodriguez will be picking up the scraps. If you haven't dropped him yet in a standard league, go for it. He may have value in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:03 pm
  • Cody Zeller double-doubles in 36 minutes
    Cody Zeller scored 16 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and three turnovers in 36 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: Roy Hibbert is basically toast and the Hornets don't trust Spencer Hawes for consistent minutes, so Zeller looks like he's set for a big role. If you take injuries out of the equation, he's played 33-plus minutes in his last three full games. He is worth a pickup in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:41 pm
  • Cody Zeller will start without restriction
    Cody Zeller (illness) will start without a restriction on Friday against the 76ers.

    Advice: He will get a heavy dose of The Process, so he may still look sick in this game. Zeller was playing well before his illness and was turning in late-round value, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:47 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 25 on 10-of-15 shooting
    Kevin Durant hit 10-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 25 points, six rebounds, nine assists and a steal in Thursday's blowout 127-107 win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He stayed in the game for a lot of fourth-quarter garbage time when Stephen Curry and most other starters were resting, giving him a nice boost in DFS. This was one of Durant's most efficient games of the season, but then again, it's also just a good example of what he does. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 21 points in win
    Jrue Holiday scored 21 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was in a brutal slump before this one. In his previous seven games, Holiday made just 38.7 percent from the field with averages of 11.6 points, 3.3 boards, 8.7 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 treys. It definitely helped to get the Nets today and there were more shots to go around with Anthony Davis (hip) out. This game could get Jrue going again. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • Gary Harris picks up where he left off
    Gary Harris (groin) returned to action on Thursday with 16 points, five rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: This is a very Harris-like line with a little bit of everything in efficient fashion, making 6-of-11 from the field and all three free throws. Harris did miss his last game due to a groin strain, which is what cost him the first four games of the regular season and most of the preseason. Harris won't light up the box score, but he's safe enough to own in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:40 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 14 points in loss
    Jeff Teague scored 14 points on 5-of-7 from the field against the Nuggets on Thursday, adding three rebounds, nine assists and six turnovers in just 25 minutes.

    Advice: Despite matching his season high in turnovers, he was really the only starter to have a decent game. The offense looked horrible with the other four starters combining for just 31 points and five assists. Teague has made 63.6 percent from the field in 2017 thanks to his top-notch shot selection right now, so he could keep it going for a while. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:19 pm
  • Gary Harris will play on Thursday
    Gary Harris (groin) will play on Thursday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Saturday after an apparent aggravation in warmups. Harris has also been playing through it, so hopefully the time off got him all the way back. He should be owned in standard leagues. Even with Harris back, Will Barton should see minutes around 30. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:37 am
  • Cody Zeller (illness) returns to practice
    Cody Zeller (illness) returned to practice on Thursday.

    Advice: Assuming he feels fine in the morning, Zeller should be good to go for Friday's game vs. Philly. He's averaging 10.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game this season, so he's just a low-end asset in standard leagues. Roy Hibbert will head back to the bench, while Spencer Hawes will no longer be a viable punt play in DFS. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:26 am
  • Gary Harris (groin) is expected to play
    Gary Harris (groin) is expected to play on Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: The Nuggets have been off since Jan. 7 and only play one time this week, so hopefully the extra time off has helped Harris' groin. He's been playing at less than 100 percent and wasn't able to play in the last game, but he's still worth holding onto in standard leagues. Harris has season averages of 12.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.3 triples. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 am
  • Clint Capela (leg) says he feels good
    Clint Capela (leg) said he's feeling good and he remains on pace to return in the next week or two.

    Advice: "My legs feel good. My quickness, I can run, stuff like that," Capela said. "Right now, I just take it day-after-day working out. I'm on schedule for four-to-six weeks (original timetable), like they said before. My workout is getting better, really better." As long as you're OK with his 44.6 percent shooting from the free throw line, Capela is worth stashing after averaging 11.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks before going down. Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value when Capela is cleared. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:48 am
    Injured
     
  • Al Horford fills it up in win vs. Washington
    Al Horford filled up the boxscore vs. Washington, notching 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Horford turned the ball over just twice in 33 minutes, and tonight's line was a nice return to form -- in Boston's past six games, he was shooting just 43.2 percent from the field with 0.5 steals. The occasional slump is balanced out by hot streaks, and at the end of the day he's an early-round value. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Otto Porter: 20 efficient points w/ full line
    Otto Porter made 9-of-12 shots to finish Wednesday's game with 20 points, six rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers in a tough loss at Boston.

    Advice: Porter added a pair of 3-pointers with zero turnovers in 37 minutes. This is a perfect encapsulation of his fantasy value -- efficient scoring, low turnovers, and across-the-board value including 3-pointers and defensive stats. He's a roto goldmine and isn't a slouch in points leagues, either. We're halfway through the season and there's no reason to think he'll regress. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:13 pm
  • Brandon Jennings logs 24 minutes off bench
    Brandon Jennings shifted to the bench on Wednesday, where he posted nine points, three rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Derrick Rose returned to the lineup after a one-game absence, bumping Jennings to his usual, unpredictable bench role. He went 4-of-6 from the field with a 3-pointer, to his credit, but as long as Rose is healthy he's best suited to leagues with 14 or more teams. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Brandon Jennings will return to the bench Wed
    Brandon Jennings will return to the bench for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Derrick Rose (personal) has rejoined the team, and he will be back in the starting five tonight, thus queuing the end of Jennings' run with the starting unit. As a reserve, Jennings is only averaging 6.8 points, 5.0 assists, 1.8 turnovers and 1.0 triple per contest on 37.0 percent shooting, so he's not worth owning in most leagues while he's running with the second unit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:22 am
  • Gary Harris, Gallinari questionable vs. IND
    Gary Harris (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (ankle) are questionable to play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Harris' groin injury has officially turned into a nagging issue, as this is the same injury that sidelined him for the early portion of the season, so if there's any chance of him suffering a setback you can bank on him sitting out Thursday's contest. Gallinari is only dealing with sore ankles, so he seems a bit more likely to gut it out. If Harris is forced to the sidelines, Will Barton and Jamal Murray would benefit most. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:34 am
  • Rudy Gay scores 11 points in win
    Rudy Gay scored 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.

    Advice: He managed to play 38 minutes despite picking up five fouls, adding seven rebounds, four assists, one block, three steals and one 3-pointer. The Kings are 9th in the West with a 16-22 record and the Blazers are 8th with a 17-23 record, so the Kings may be tempted to hold onto Gay past the trade deadline because it's no secret that they're desperate to get into the postseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:43 pm
  • Kevin Durant scores 28 without an assist
    Kevin Durant hit 10-of-21 shots and three 3-pointers for 28 points, eight rebounds, zero assists, one steals and two blocks in Tuesday's 107-95 win over the Heat.

    Advice: This was his first game of the season without an assist, which was a complete fluke. Draymond Green had 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes, as the Warriors easily handled the short-handed Heat tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:19 pm
  • Rodney Hood finally breaks out of funk
    Rodney Hood hit 7-of-15 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes of action in Tuesday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Finally! Hood has been a mess since returning from a stomach issue, hitting just 11-of-40 shots over his last four games, all of which saw him score in single digits. He looked like his old self tonight and owners just have to hope that he's ready to start playing like he was earlier in the season. If you're interested in him, the buy-low window looks to be closing quickly. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:57 pm
  • Cody Zeller, Batum out Tuesday vs. Houston
    Cody Zeller (illness) and Nicolas Batum (knee) have been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Roy Hibbert will be starting for Zeller tonight, but he'll likely just split the five-man minutes with Spencer Hawes, making him an unattractive option in most formats. Jeremy Lamb will get the start sans Batum, and Marco Belinelli should have the opportunity for some extended minutes off the bench. Flu season has been wreaking havoc on the NBA landscape this season, but with Charlotte off until Friday, Zeller should only be looking at a one-game absence here. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:16 pm
  • Cody Zeller (illness) doubtful for Tuesday
    Cody Zeller (illness) did not attend shootaround and is not expected to be available Tuesday night vs. Houston.

    Advice: Roy Hibbert would likely draw the start if Zeller is unable to play. Hibbert has started eight games this season but is averaging just 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in those eight contests. Spencer Hawes would also see an uptick in minutes, but it is difficult to trust either player from a fantasy perspective. Daily Slant: Even with Zeller not expected to play, targeting the Charlotte front-court is still a dangerous endeavor. Instead, look towards the value that opens up as a result of Nicolas Batum's absence. Jeremy Lamb should once again be thrust into fairly large minute totals - he was able to average about a FP per minute in 29 minutes against the Spurs despite shooting 33% from the field - making him an elite value target. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's minutes also become more secure with Batum out of action. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:18 am
  • Brandon Jennings scores 20 w/ four triples
    Brandon Jennings started at point guard in Monday's loss to the Pelicans and scored 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting.

    Advice: Derrick Rose didn't even show up to the game and the Knicks still don't even know why. Whatever the case, Jennings looks like a nice add in all formats and played well in the lopsided loss, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals, four 3-pointers and two turnovers in 29 minutes. In five previous starts this season, Jennings has posted averages of 17.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 triples on 43.3 percent shooting. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 7:37 pm
  • Brandon Jennings starting for Rose
    Brandon Jennings is starting in place of Derrick Rose (undisclosed) on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The Knicks have not revealed why Rose is away from the team, so Jennings is just a speculative add in deeper leagues for now. We'll have an update after the game. Ron Baker will take over as the backup PG. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 4:42 pm
  • Report: ATL no longer shopping Paul Millsap
    Atlanta GM Wes Wilcox has reportedly begun to inform teams that Paul Millsap is not for sale.

    Advice: Millsap publicly proclaimed that it would be his preference to remain in Atlanta, so the Hawks are probably feeling pretty confident that they'll be able to retain him as a free agent, thus having no need to unload him this season. Millsap is still adapting to playing alongside Dwight Howard, and he's only been a fourth-round guy on the year so far, but as the chemistry continues to build in Atlanta he should be able to flirt with top-20 status. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 2:04 pm
  • Cody Zeller (illness) questionable Tuesday
    Cody Zeller (illness) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: It's flu season, and Zeller looks to be the latest victim. Owners can expect to get another update following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if Zeller is forced to the sidelined, he's minutes would be divvied up between Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes with Hibbert likely moving into the starting five. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 12:17 pm
  • Clint Capela (knee) on track in his recovery
    Clint Capela (knee) is on track to return to the court by mid-to-late January.

    Advice: Capela is currently in Week-3 of his initial 4-6 week timetable, so if he meets the early end of the timetable we could see him back as soon as January 17, with the latest possible return date being January 31. With a punting free throws strategy, Capela was a top-50 asset in 9-cat leagues prior to going down, so he's worth stashing if he's a fit for your team and you can sustain the dead roster space. Once Capela gets back to the court, Montrezl Harrell will lose most of his value. Rotoworld.com Jan 9, 11:38 am
    Injured
     
  • Sergio Rodriguez returned to action on Sunday January 8. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:59 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 23 points w/ complete line
    In his second game back from a hip injury, Rudy Gay dropped 23 points in 35 minutes vs. the Warriors, making 9-of-17 shots with two 3-pointers, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Gay is averaging 28.0 points since returning and the hip injury should be in the rearview, although the Kings did list him as 'probable' on the injury report tonight. The veteran is a staple of trade rumors and there's a good chance that he'll finish the season with another team, but in the meantime he's cruising along with mid-round value on a per-game basis. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:53 pm
  • Kevin Durant posts well-rounded line Sunday
    Kevin Durant took some heat for a bad shot late in Friday's game, but he atoned on Sunday with 28 points on 9-of-15 FGs and 8-of-9 FTs, adding seven boards and six assists in a win vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Durant also had one steal and four blocks in 36 minutes tonight. He's averaging 3.3 blocks in his previous three games and is over 700 blocks for his career, which reflects the versatility that makes him a fantasy luminary. He's been the No. 1 value in 9-cat leagues this season, edging out Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Anthony Davis and every other fantasy stud. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 9:51 pm
  • Rodney Hood held to single-digit scoring
    Rodney Hood extended his single-digit scoring streak to four games on Sunday, finishing with nine points on 4-of-14 shooting, three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Utah ranks 30th in pace and Memphis ranks 28th, and tonight's defense-first matchup didn't do Hood (or his teammates) any favors. He's shooting under 30 percent in January and can't seem to shake his extended slump, so owners have to consider benching him until he gets going. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 8:00 pm
  • Otto Porter stuffs the stat sheet in win
    Otto Porter stuffed the stat sheet during Sunday's win over the Bucks, racking up 13 points, seven boards, seven assists, three 3-pointers, two blocks, one steal and two turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: This is just par for the course for one of fantasy basketball's most versatile forwards. In standard 9-cat leagues he's been a steady top-20 guy on the year with averages of 14.2 points, 6.6 boards, 1.4 dimes, 1.5 steals, 1.7 triples, 0.7 swats and 1.4 turnovers per game on 53.8 percent shooting, and he's showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 1:49 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez logs 12 mins off the bench
    Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) logged 12 minutes off the bench in his return to action on Sunday, hitting 2-of-6 shots on his way to four points, three assists and one turnover.

    Advice: Rodriguez was eased into things after spending the previous three games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, but as the lesser defender between T.J. McConnell and himself, there are no guarantees he’ll immediately be re-inserted back into the starting five once he’s fully up to speed. As a reserve in Philly, Rodriguez can remain on the wire in most settings. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 11:54 am
  • Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) is available Sunday
    Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) is available for Sunday's game vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He's going to come off the bench behind T.J. McConnell and that move will likely stick because McConnell has been lighting it up with the first unit. Rodirguez's minutes will take a hit in the second unit and he's just an assist specialist for now. Rotoworld.com Jan 8, 7:36 am
  • Cody Zeller plays 32 mins vs. Spurs
    Cody Zeller scored nine points with eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal in 32 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday night.

    Advice: He returned to action after missing three games due to a concussion. It was a good sign to see Zeller play over 30 minutes in his first game back. He finished one point and two boards shy of his third double-double of the season. The Hornets head to Houston on Tuesday to take on the Rockets, who are giving up 15.8 rebounds and the eighth most fantasy points per game to opposing centers. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 9:44 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores just three points
    Rodney Hood scored three points wit five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: Yuck. For what it's worth, Hood's efficiency is much better next to George Hill while his usage rate only dips 2.4 percent. He's probably not going to be quite as good as last year due to how much better Rudy Gobert is on offense and Hill taking shots away from him. He's more of a late-round guy. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:48 pm
  • Victor Oladipo scores 15 points vs. Denver
    Victor Oladipo scored 15 points with three rebounds, three assists, one block, two steals and no turnovers in 33 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He still has his wrist wrapped and maybe that's why he missed all eight shots from beyond the arc tonight. Oladipo hasn't quite got his shot going in his last five, making 40.8 percent from the field with averages of 16.6 points, 4.4 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.6 treys in 34.8 minutes. He should go back to being an early-round guy soon enough. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 8:14 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 19 points with eight dimes
    Jeff Teague scored 19 points with four rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered a very minor injury in the fourth quarter and stayed in the game. Teague continues his excellent season with career highs in assists, free throw makes, rebounds and matching his best steals average. Teague should be able to flirt with early-round value going forward. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 6:44 pm
  • Brandon Jennings gets ejected on Saturday
    Brandon Jennings was ejected with 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter against the Pacers on Saturday.

    Advice: He was being very physical all night and the refs finally called him out on it. Jennings likely won't be suspended for this infraction and should be ready for Monday against the Pelicans. Jennings finished with 17 points, three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes. He's worth a look if you're desperate for a point guard. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 6:31 pm
  • Gary Harris (groin) is a late scratch vs. OKC
    Gary Harris (groin) is a late scratch against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: Uh oh. Harris had a tear in his groin earlier in this season, so there is a good chance this injury is related. Hopefully the Nuggets are just playing it safe because taking Harris away will likely make their bad defense even worse. Will Barton gets a massive bump and should be owned in all leagues. Jamal Murray should also get an increased role and is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 5:04 pm
  • Cody Zeller will start against the Spurs
    Cody Zeller (concussion) will start against the Spurs on Saturday night.

    Advice: He was close to returning to action on Thursday and has cleared the concussion protocol. Zeller was starting to play well before his concussion and played 33 minutes before he suffered the injury on Dec. 29. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Roy Hibbert, Spencer Hawes and Frank Kaminsky could lose minutes. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 3:57 pm
  • Rodriguez (ankle) hopeful to play Sunday
    Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) is "hopeful" he will be ready to play Sunday in Brooklyn.

    Advice: "Hopefully the next game I’ll be ready," Rodriguez said on Friday night. "I will try as much as I can. I want to play. It’s been eight days without doing what I’ve been doing for a long time." T.J. McConnell has played very well in place of S-Rod. McConnell has started each of the last three games and is averaging 10.7 points, 11.0 assists 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals over that stretch. Rotoworld.com Jan 7, 10:07 am
  • Kevin Durant folds late, scores 27
    Kevin Durant scored 27 points with 13 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and four turnovers in 43 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies were aggressive in attacking KD on defense and he also had some missed free throws late in the game. He didn't make any field goals in the fourth quarter or overtime in his 16.5 minutes of action. While the stat line was nice, this may have been Durant's worst game as a Warrior despite getting to the line 18 times. Expect a big game on Sunday in Sacramento. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 11:08 pm
  • Rudy Gay scores 18 in his return
    Rudy Gay scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: He played power forward down the stretch, which is probably something that will happen most games. Gay's hip injury was a strange one and the Kings were pretty quiet on the details, so there are some questions to be answered here. You can bet he'll get a DNP-REST at some point, but get him in your lineups. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 10:04 pm
  • Brandon Jennings plays five minutes in win
    Brandon Jennings played a season-low five minutes in Friday's win over the Bucks, finishing with one rebound, one assist and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Knicks turned to Ron Baker down the stretch, but this was likely a fluke. Jennings has been solid off the bench all season and we'd be surprised if Baker suddenly leapfrogged him in the rotation after one bad game. With that said, Jennings shouldn't be owned in standard leagues right now anyways. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:52 pm
  • Otto Porter scores 17 w/ three triples
    Otto Porter scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one steal and three 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Wolves.

    Advice: This was his third game of the season with 3+ 3-pointers, 2+ blocks and 1+ steals, and only Kristaps Porzingis (7), Kevin Durant (4) and DeMarcus Cousins (4) has accomplished that feat more. Porter shot 7-of-12 from the field which bumped him up to 54.0 percent on the season and turned the ball over a couple times. His FG percentage likely isn't sustainable since nearly half of his shot attempts are from deep, but Porter could be an early-round value the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:03 pm
  • Rudy Gay and Ty Lawson starting Friday
    Rudy Gay (hip) and Ty Lawson are starting against the Clippers on Friday

    Advice: They will join Darren Collison, Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins in the starting lineup, while Ben McLemore and Kosta Koufos will come off the bench. The Kings have been shuffling their lineup all season, so don't read too much into this. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 7:28 pm
  • Cody Zeller questionable for Saturday
    Cody Zeller (concussion protocol) is listed as questionable for Saturday against the Spurs.

    Advice: He should be close to a return after going through some of warmups on Thursday. If Zeller can go, he would take minutes from Spencer Hawes and Frank Kaminsky. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 3:45 pm
  • Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) ruled out Friday
    Sergio Rodriguez (left ankle sprain) will not play Friday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Rodriguez was listed as probable on Thursday but was then downgraded to questionable, before finally being ruled out prior to Friday's tip. T.J. McConnell is expected to draw another start. McConnell has played well in Rodriguez's absence and will be a popular DFS tournament play on Friday night. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 3:04 pm
  • Rudy Gay (hip) says he will play Friday night
    Rudy Gay (hip) says he will play Friday night vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Gay, who has missed 10 of the Kings last 11 games, is listed as questionable and we have not received official word from the team; however, Gay participated in shootaround on Friday and told reporters: "I'm going today, I'm a go." We don't yet know if there will be a minutes restriction in place, but he will likely slide back into the starting lineup if he can suit up. Matt Barnes, Anthony Tolliver and Garrett Temple will see their minutes reduced with Gay back in the mix. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 11:06 am
  • Sergio Rodriguez (ankle) questionable Friday
    Sergio Rodriguez (left ankle sprain) has been downgraded from probable to questionable for Friday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: It's obviously not a good sign that the Sixers downgraded S-Rod, who has missed each of Philly's two previous games. If Rodriguez can't play, T.J. McConnell will draw another start at point guard. In his three starts this season, McConnell is averaging 11.7 points, 8.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds. He is a very enticing streaming and DFS option if S-Rod is unavailable. Rotoworld.com Jan 6, 8:33 am
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.