Yahoo Public 143548 (ID# 143548)
  • Brandon Rush (toe) is questionable for Tues.
    Brandon Rush (sprained right big toe) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Rush has been sidelined for the past three games due to the toe injury. Rush is averaging just 1.6 points this season and shouldn't be owned in any standard leagues. Today, 8:55 am
  • Z. Randolph (personal) expected to play Tues.
    Zach Randolph (personal) is expected to play on Tuesday night vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Z-Bo has missed the Grizzlies previous seven games, after the passing of his mother on Thanksgiving. JaMychal Green has been playing well recently, averaging 10.4 points and 8.3 rebounds over 33.1 minutes in the seven games Randolph missed. Z-Bo's return will likely eat into Green's playing time a bit. Green averaged 28.6 minutes over Memphis' first 15 games this season. Today, 8:06 am
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) expected to play Tuesday
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said he expects Courtney Lee (ankle) to play Tuesday vs. Miami

    Advice: Lee has missed two straight games after spraining his ankle last Wednesday. Lee's return will bump Justin Holiday back to the bench. However, Holiday played well in his two spot starts, averaging 9.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals, which may have earned him additional playing time going forward. Lee is averaging 29.7 minutes per game this season, but may see those minutes reduced slightly if he doesn't pick up his level of play (he's sitting on a career-low 10.3 PER this season) Today, 7:42 am
  • Nene Hilario returned to action on Monday December 5. Today, 12:00 am
  • Gordon Hayward scores 23 in win over Lakers
    Gordon Hayward scored 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting in a 107-101 win over the Lakers on Monday.

    Advice: The Jazz have won six out of their last eight games and Hayward has scored 22 or more points in each of those. He added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and three triples in 36 minutes Monday, but his value could take a small hit if George Hill (toe) is able to return on Tuesday to face the Suns. Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Metta World Peace starts, plays 12 minutes
    Metta World Peace started at SG against the Jazz on Monday, but only played 12 minutes and scored four points with one assist and one rebound.

    Advice: He started with Jose Calderon (hamstring) out. MWP is basically just a placeholder in the first unit and he's not going to play more than a handful of minutes. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores career-high 60
    Klay Thompson not only scored 40 points in the first half, and not only scored a career-high 60 points on the night, but did it on 21-of-33 shooting, 8-of-14 3-pointers and 10-of-11 free throws in Monday's 142-106 blowout win over the Pacers.

    Advice: Sure, he only had two rebounds and one assist, but who cares? This game was over by halftime, but Klay played through the third quarter in order to get his career high. Many of us thought Thompson would take a scoring hit this season, but it simply hasn't happened. And his average is going up - way up - after tonight's game. Steph Curry double-doubled, Kevin Durant scored 20 and Draymond Green had 10 assists, four steals and a block in the scrimmage. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Brandon Ingram struggles in start at PG
    Brandon Ingram made his first career start at point guard on Monday vs. the Jazz, but struggled with four points on 1-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He got into some early foul trouble and never really looked comfortable out there. Jose Calderon (hamstring) is out for several weeks in addition to Nick Young (calf), so the minutes are going to be there for the No. 2 overall pick, especially with his ability to play four positions for LA. He's a nice stash for the stretch run. Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Myles Turner quiet in laughable blowout
    Myles Turner hit 3-of-8 shots for six points, five rebounds and two blocks in 24 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: The Warriors literally ran circles around the Pacers in this one, finishing with an 11-point lead after one, a 20-point lead at halftime and a final score of 142-106. Turner has been a little disappointing at times this season, but is still getting it done for his owners. Don't let this game worry you, as it was basically a practice session for the Warriors in front of 20,000 fans. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Paul George double-doubles in blowout loss
    Paul George had 21 points and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes Monday, but hit just 4-of-12 shots and didn't do much else.

    Advice: He did hit 13-of-13 free throws, but the Pacers were embarrassed by the Warriors after shocking the Clippers on Sunday. The fact PG played in both games and played pretty well in them is a great sign. He missed three games with a sprained ankle before returning on Sunday. Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Nicolas Batum scores 14 w/ 15 rebounds
    Nicolas Batum scored 14 points with 15 rebounds, seven assists and two turnovers in 37 minutes against Dallas on Monday.

    Advice: Batum shot 5-of-14 from the field and missed all six of his 3-pointers. but was able to hit all four of his freebies from the line. He's averaging 11.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games, but he's only shooting 33.3 percent from the field in that span. Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubles
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist double-doubled in Monday’s win over the Mavericks, finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes.

    Advice: This was his fifth double-double of the season. MKG added one assist and one block with zero turnovers, hitting 5-of-11 from the field and 1-of-1 from the line. He’s scored in double digits in six straight games, but he’s a low-end asset in standard leagues because he’s yet to make a 3-pointer this season. Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Tony Allen posts big double-double in 2OT win
    Tony Allen hit 9-of-14 shots for 19 points, 14 rebounds, three steals and a block in 42 minutes of Monday's intense 110-108 double-overtime win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: This was easily the best game of the season for Allen and the two overtimes helped. He had a season high in points, rebounds, minutes, shots and makes, while his previous season highs were just 12 points and nine rebounds. He's averaging 11.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals over his last five, but that number is clearly inflated by tonight's game. Give him a look, but he still doesn't look close to being a must-own player in most instances. Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 14 points off the bench
    Jeremy Lamb scored 14 points with five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 21 minutes against the Mavericks on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 5-of-10 from the field and 3-of-3 from the line. Lamb has had a few big games since returning in late November, but he's also had some pretty awful duds as well. He's averaging 11.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 triples over his last five games, but he only saw 17.6 minutes per game in that span. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Troy Williams scores 11 in double-OT win
    Troy Williams made another start for the Grizzlies and hit 5-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, four rebounds and a steal in Monday's double-overtime 110-108 win over the Pelicans.

    Advice: Williams has been starting at small forward with James Ennis and Chandler Parsons hurting, but the other Troy, as in Daniels, has been outplaying him. Williams is averaging 8.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 0.6 3-pointers and is shooting 37 percent over his last five games. He's worth a short-term look, but only in very deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • JaMychal Green grabs 15 boards in win
    JaMychal Green hit just 2-of-5 shots and 1-of-3 free throws for five points on Monday, but also had 15 rebounds and a steal in 43 minutes of Monday's double-overtime win against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Green has been a pleasant surprise this season, but has been up and down like a yo-yo over his last five games, at least in the scoring category, going for 5, 16, 8, 16 and 2 points. Over that stretch, he's averaging 9.4 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.6 steal and 0.8 blocks on 44 percent shooting. He might take a small hit once Zach Randolph is back from bereavement leave, but Green is someone you want to own either way. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Tarik Black sprains his ankle, done for night
    Tarik Black sprained his right ankle on Monday vs. the Jazz and will not return.

    Advice: X-rays were negative and he's day-to-day, but he's considered doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. Houston. He's averaging 15.6 minutes per game off the bench this season, so this doesn't have many fantasy implications. If anything, Thomas Robinson could pick up a handful of minutes if Black misses more time. He finished with seven points, five rebounds and two steals in 12 minutes. Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Dwight Powell scores 15 in 32 minutes
    Dwight Powell scored 15 points with seven rebounds in 32 minutes off the bench on Monday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Powell has a huge opportunity in front of him to produce, as Andrew Bogut hyperextended his right knee in the first quarter and wasn't able to return. With Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles) out indefinitely, that means Powell and Salah Mejri will have to hold down the fort if Bogut misses time. Powell added a block and shot 7-of-11 from the field and looks like the better pickup after Mejri logged just eight minutes. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Harrison Barnes drops 29 points in loss
    Harrison Barnes scored 29 points on 10-of-21 shooting in Monday's 109-101 loss to the Hornets.

    Advice: Harry B was everywhere, racking up seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two triples while hitting all seven of his free throws. With the Mavs banged up and possibly tanking, Barnes should be the best fantasy asset in Dallas the rest of the way as the clear focal point of the offense. He's returning top-60 value in standard leagues on the season with averages of 20.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 3-pointer on 45.9 percent shooting. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Anthony Davis goes 28-17-4 in loss
    Anthony Davis had 28 points, 17 rebounds, a steal, four blocks and a 3-pointer on 10-of-27 shooting in 48 minutes of Monday's double-overtime 110-108 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He was a little iffy with a foot injury coming in, but obviously looked great. Davis is playing at an incredibly high level and has managed to stay healthy thus far, but we're not even to Christmas yet. If history doesn't lie, Davis is still primed for some kind of leg injury at some point this season. But so far, so good. Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko quiet in start for Celtics
    Jonas Jerebko started over Amir Johnson on Monday and had six points, five rebounds, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

    Advice: That's basically what he does off the bench, minus the blocks and steal, but he had one of his better games in recent memory with the two 3-pointers. If he sticks in the starting five, give him a look, but this move may have just been based on matching up with the small Rockets. Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Sam Dekker cools off on Monday
    Sam Dekker had five points, four rebounds, a steal and a 3-pointer on 2-of-5 shooting in just 18 minuets on Monday.

    Advice: Dekker was rolling, scoring a career-high 17 on Friday and hitting double figures in three straight games coming into this one. He looked much more like Sam Dekker tonight, and if you picked him up recently, it's not a bad idea to peruse the waiver wire tonight and see if there's a more consistent option out there. Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Ryan Anderson cools off big time on Monday
    Ryan Anderson, who had scored in double figures in seven straight games and hit a season-high 29 on Thursday, missed all six of his shots and finished with just two points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 29 minutes Monday.

    Advice: Ryno had finally heated up prior to this one, but fell back into a hole tonight. Hopefully he'll bounce back on Wednesday against the Baby Lakers, but given how inconsistent he's been this season, there are no guarantees. Yesterday, 8:49 pm
  • Thabo Seflosha quiet in start for Hawks
    Thabo Sefolosha started over Kyle Korver and played 33 minutes on Monday, and quietly filled the stat sheet with six points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and two blocks in another loss.

    Advice: The minutes and new role are both positives, as were the steals and blocks. He'll also hit some threes, and while he won't be a dynamic scorer, he's worth a look in most leagues now that he's the starter for the Hawks. Yesterday, 7:58 pm
  • Metta World Peace will start for the Lakers
    Metta World Peace will start in the backcourt alongside Brandon Ingram on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Jose Calderon (hamstring) is out 2-4 weeks, while D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. MWP is basically in the starting five in order to keep Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams with the second unit. Brandon Ingram will draw the start at point guard. Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Davis Bertans ejected from Monday's game
    Davis Bertans was ejected from Monday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He's known as the "enforcer" off the bench. We're kidding. Bertans rarely plays and was ejected after a shoving match with Michael Beasley. He scored one point in eight minutes. Yesterday, 6:59 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko starting, Amir Johnson to bench
    Jonas Jerebko will start over Amir Johnson on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: It's likely just a matchup move for Boston, as Jerebko will be a better fit against Houston's Ryan Anderson. Unless we learn that this a permanent switch, it's safe to leave Jerebko on the wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 4:58 pm
  • Anthony Davis (foot) will play Monday vs. MEM
    Anthony Davis (right foot sprain) will play Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: The Pelicans will limp into Monday's game with just nine healthy bodies, and with Jrue Holiday (toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe) out, The Brow should be operating with a hefty usage rate. Fire him up. Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Nene (rest) will be available for Monday
    Nene (rest) will be available on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: He's been rested in the last two games, but it's going to be interesting to see if he keeps his spot in the rotation with Montrezl Harrell playing very well off the bench. Nene belongs on the wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 3:25 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha starting, Korver to bench
    Thabo Sefolosha will start against the Thunder on Monday, moving Kyle Korver to the bench.

    Advice: The Hawks have lost six straight games and nine out of their last 10, so it makes sense for them to shake things up. According to coach Mike Budenholzer, this could be a permanent change moving forward. Sefolosha is averaging 7.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.5 triples in 24.2 minutes per game this season and could approach minutes in the 30s in his new role, so he's worth a look as a low-end option for owners needing steals. Yesterday, 2:55 pm
  • Paul George, C.J. Miles good to go for Monday
    Paul George (ankle) and C.J. Miles (knee) will play Monday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: George returned from a three-game absence on Sunday and logged 34 minutes, while Miles got back from a six-game stint on the sidelines and was limited to 15 minutes. PG-13 will likely again be without a minutes limit tonight, while Miles should be able to get closer to the 20-minute mark. Yesterday, 1:15 pm
  • Anthony Davis (foot sprain) probable Monday
    Anthony Davis (right foot sprain) is probable for Monday's game vs. Memphis.

    Advice: Davis denied reports that he had X-rays on his foot after Sunday's game, but this confirms that he did tweak something and that he may not be 100 percent Monday night. Season-long owners can pencil him into lineups, but he's a little more risky than usual in DFS. He has battled a variety of ailments this season including minor knocks to his right shoulder and knee, but he's only missed one game so far. He's also playing 37.5 minutes per game, so the Pelicans are asking for trouble. Yesterday, 9:34 am
  • Zach Randolph (personal) ruled out Monday
    Zach Randolph (personal) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: This will be his seventh game in a row away from the team as he's still on bereavement leave for the loss of his mother. JaMychal Green is a lock to play over 30 minutes Monday, while Jarell Martin will remain in the rotation until Z-Bo returns. Green is coming off a 16-point, 13-rebound performance against the Lakers with three blocks. Yesterday, 6:18 am
  • Paul George leads Indy to road win in return
    Paul George (sore left ankle) returned to action on Sunday with 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: George missed six of the Pacers' past seven games and he showed some rust early, going scoreless in the first quarter, but he quickly found his groove in an impressive road win. The offense ran through him extensively as the Pacers fended off the Clippers down the stretch, and the fact that he logged 34 minutes proves that he doesn't have any medical restrictions. Sunday, 9:27 pm
  • Anthony Davis denies having X-rays on foot
    Anthony Davis (right foot/ankle) reportedly had X-rays taken after Sunday's game in Oklahoma City, though Davis denied the report.

    Advice: ESPN's Justin Verrier reports, "Davis had an X-ray taken after the game in Oklahoma City, according to league sources. Davis denied the account, but the Pelicans forward received treatment and [had] a black wrap on his right foot at his locker before speaking to the media. Davis ... appeared to be walking without a hobble in the locker room." He played 43 minutes on Sunday and did appear to be limping on certain possessions, though he never left the game. We're adding him to the injury report, and in the absence of an update owners should consider him questionable for Monday's home game. Sunday, 7:41 pm
  • Anthony Davis' 37 & 15 not enough vs. OKC
    Anthony Davis piled up 37 points (14-of-32 FGs, 9-of-11 FTs) with 15 rebounds, four blocks, two steals and two assists on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to avoid a road loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Davis was simply unstoppable for stretches tonight, but he got negligible help from his teammates. His offensive exploits shouldn't obscure the fact that he ranks first in blocks (2.7), fourth in defensive rebounds (9.1), and is holding opponents to 4.4 percent below their typical shooting averages against him. Expect another monster effort vs. the visiting Grizzlies on Monday. Sunday, 6:50 pm
  • Paul George, Miles may play reduced minutes
    Pacers coach Nate McMillan cautioned before Sunday's game, "You don’t want to just throw [Paul George and C.J. Miles] out there and play them a bunch of minutes."

    Advice: George (ankle) and Miles (knee) are both returning from extended absences in a tough road matchup vs. the Clippers tonight. Assuming they both play reduced minutes, Glenn Robinson III should be the primary beneficiary. Sunday, 5:59 pm
  • Paul George (ankle), Miles playing on Sunday
    Paul George (ankle) and C.J. Miles (knee) will both play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Pacers have a clean injury report tonight, which means that Kevin Seraphin (knee) is also available to play after an extended absence. It's obviously safe to fire up George in all formats, and Miles is a sneaky pickup given how well he played to start the season. Sunday, 4:03 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) out Sunday vs. Kings
    Courtney Lee (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Justin Holiday will likely be drawing the start tonight, and he's someone to consider in DFS after putting up 13 points, seven boards, three steals, one block and two triples over 31 minutes in a spot-start on Friday night. For now, we'll be considering Lee questionable for Tuesday's game in Miami. Sunday, 2:53 pm
  • Davis Bertans recalled from D-League stint
    The Spurs have recalled Davis Bertans from the D-League.

    Advice: His role in San Antonio is too inconsistent to warrant a roster spot in most leagues. Sunday, 1:05 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 26 points vs. Suns
    Klay Thompson scored 26 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He was already tearing it up in his previous eight, averaging 22.8 points, 4.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.8 treys on 47.8 percent from the field. Surprisingly, his six treys tonight were a season high, but he didn't go to the line for the sixth time this season. This big game has him at fifth-round value on the year, but he has an upward trend. Saturday, 10:49 pm
  • Dwight Powell scores career-high 17 in win
    Dwight Powell hit 7-of-11 shots off the bench and finished Saturday's surprising win over the Bulls with a career-high 17 points, eight rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: With Dirk Nowitzki's season potentially hanging in the balance, Powell is someone to keep an eye on. Yes, Nowitzki says he'll be fine, but continues to remain out indefinitely. Powell is averaging 9.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 0.6 blocks over his last five games, so he's far from a must-own player. But he's also averaging 21 minutes over that stretch and played 28 of them tonight. Put him on your radar. Saturday, 10:20 pm
  • JaMychal Green drops 16 points with 13 boards
    JaMychal Green had a big game during a 103-100 win over the Lakers on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 13 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 34 minutes.

    Advice: It's a season high in boards and just his second double-double on the year. As a member of the Nasty Nine, Green has been quietly consistent over his last nine, averaging 12.1 points, 7.8 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 treys on 59.1 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the line. He has top-45 value in standard leagues in that span, so his patient owners have to be feeling great right now. Make sure he's somehow not on your wire. Saturday, 9:53 pm
  • Troy Williams scores seven in win
    Troy Williams scored seven points with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The other Troy stole the show with Daniels dropping 31 points, but Williams was still really solid. He's earned all his playing time with defense, he runs the floor for coach David Fizdale, and Williams is really the only starting option next to Tony Allen. Williams should have some value this week with four games and Chandler Parsons (knee) out for at least another week. Saturday, 9:38 pm
  • Gordon Hayward stays hot in win over Nuggets
    Gordon Hayward hit 9-of-18 shots, three 3-pointers and 11-of-11 free throws to match his season high of 32 points with four rebounds and two steals in Saturday's win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hayward has scored 32, 32 and 31 points in his last three games and is averaging 28.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five. His finger injury appears to finally be fully behind him and he's rolling. Saturday, 9:29 pm
  • Brandon Ingram gets 39 minutes
    Brandon Ingram played 39 minutes with nine points, five rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one 3-pointer against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers are running out of guards. While he’s been starting at shooting guard in the previous two, Ingram played 49 of his minutes 77 minutes as a small forward. That may change with more guard minutes until the Lakers get some guys back. Ingram hasn't done too much on the stat sheet, but he's a stash in competitive leagues, especially with some solid play on defense. Saturday, 9:10 pm
  • Nicolas Batum hands out 12 dimes, scores 15
    Nicolas Batum handed out a season-high 12 assists during a 125-120 overtime loss to the Wolves on Saturday, adding 15 points, eight rebounds, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The offense went through Batum to make him more of a passer, which helped keep down his somewhat inefficient ways. The inconsistency has been a factor for Batum on the scoring side of things for most of the season. In his previous games, Batum had just 10.0 percent of his shots at the rim while he’s only made 32.8 percent on midrange. He’s posted sixth-round value on the year. Saturday, 7:12 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb cools off vs. Wolves
    Jeremy Lamb scored six points with five rebounds and two 3-pointers in 12 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: He had a nice run while the Hornets were banged up, but coach Steve Clifford doesn't trust him as much as his other wings. Lamb is only worth a look in deep leagues. Saturday, 7:01 pm
  • Thabo back to the bench
    Thabo Sefolosha will come off the bench against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: It was somewhat obvious Thabo would come off the bench after the rough time on Friday. Sefolosha is really just a steals specialist in most formats. Saturday, 3:24 pm
  • Brandon Rush inactive
    Brandon Rush is inactive for Saturday against the Hornets.

    Advice: The Wolves not using Rush is part of the reason Zach LaVine has played 42.0 minutes per game in his last three. Saturday, 3:17 pm
  • Anthony Davis not on the injury report
    Anthony Davis is not on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: This is good news after Davis gave us a scare with a right shoulder injury. There wasn't any concern about him after the game, so he's apparently good to go. Coach Alvin Gentry did say the Clippers limiting Davis on Friday was "a little bit of both" regarding the defense and his injury. Saturday, 12:14 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    Courtney Lee says his ankle sprain is improving and he hasn't ruled out returning to the lineup Sunday against the Kings.

    Advice: "It feels a lot better than it did when I initially twisted it," Lee said Friday. "I wasn't able to walk that night but I was able to move around (Friday)." If Lee can't play Sunday, look for Justin Holiday to start in his place. Holiday played well in his start on Friday, tallying 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals, two 3-pointers and one block. He will be a cheap DFS option on Sunday if Lee doesn't play. Saturday, 9:24 am
  • Brandon Rush (toe) questionable for Saturday
    Brandon Rush (sprained right big toe) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Rush has been sidelined for the past two contests with a sprained right big toe. He's averaging just 1.6 points this season and hasn't played more than eight minutes in a game since November 5th. He holds no fantasy value and can be left on waivers. Saturday, 7:12 am
  • Ryan Anderson scores 18 points vs. DEN
    Ryan Anderson scored 18 points with six rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He scored 11 points in the first quarter and was driving Nuggets coach Mike Malone up a wall. Anderson has 4.0 treys per game in his last three and is out of his slump from last month. Interestingly, he even played some minutes at the five tonight. He is trending up again for his patient owners in standard leagues. Friday, 11:49 pm
  • Inspectah Dek: Sam Dekker scores 17 points
    Sam Dekker scored a career-high 17 points against the Nuggets on Friday, adding four rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It was a fantastic game for Dekker, who was already playing the best ball of his career coming into this game. He played clutch minutes against the Warriors on Thursday and is fitting right in for coach Mike D'Antoni with minutes at both forward spots. With Trevor Ariza (back) going down tonight, Dekker is a speculative add in competitive leagues. Friday, 11:27 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha starts, plays 17 minutes
    Thabo Sefolosha started on Friday vs. the Pistons, but only played 17 minutes and was benched at halftime, finishing with five points, two rebounds, one steal and one triple.

    Advice: He hit 2-of-5 shots from the field and took an early seat with the game quickly getting out of hand. Paul Millsap (hip) will miss at least one more game, so maybe Sefolosha can redeem himself on Saturday vs. the Raptors. For what it's worth, coach Mike Budenholzer hasn't decided who will start on Saturday. Sefolosha is just a steals specialist at this point. Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Anthony Davis (shoulder) scores 21 points
    Anthony Davis (right shoulder) returned to Friday's game vs. the Clippers and looked fine, scoring 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He bumped into Marreese Speights in the first quarter and was in the locker room for about 10 minutes, but it didn't seem to bother him down the stretch. This isn't the same shoulder that had a partial tear last season, so there's no real concern here and we haven't heard anything about the Pelicans running any tests. He grabbed six rebounds with four assists, one steal and one block and he should be ready to go for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder. Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores career-high 17 points
    Brandon Ingram started at SG on Friday vs. the Raptors and scored a career-high 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting.

    Advice: Here he comes. The Lakers are ready to set him loose and he played 35 minutes even though the game was a blowout -- no other starter played more than 24 minutes. Ingram added six rebounds, two assists and one trey, and his path to minutes has widened with his ability to play three different positions. With Nick Young (calf) out 2-4 weeks and D'Angelo Russell (knee) still out, Ingram is looking at minutes in the 30s for the foreseeable future. He's a nice pickup in most formats and he should be even better after the All-Star break. Friday, 7:40 pm
  • Anthony Davis (shoulder) returns to game
    Anthony Davis (right shoulder) has returned to Friday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He played the whole first quarter before heading to the locker room, but returned with three minutes left before halftime. The replay showed Davis colliding with Marreese Speights, but it looked very minor. It looks like Davis is in the clear, but this is why it's important to handcuff him with Terrence Jones on your fantasy team. We'll have an update after the game. Friday, 6:04 pm
  • Nene (rest) will not play again Friday night
    Nene (rest) will not play again on Friday night against the Nuggets.

    Advice: Wow, he's getting back-to-back nights off. This likely has a lot to do with Montrezl Harrell playing very well on Thursday, so maybe it's possible rotation change, too. Nene can be dropped in most leagues while Harrell could have another nice game. Harrell would only be worth a look in deep leagues. Friday, 6:03 pm
  • Anthony Davis questionable to return vs. LAC
    Anthony Davis (right shoulder) is questionable to return Friday night against the Clippers.

    Advice: This is the same right shoulder he had problems with two seasons ago, but not the left shoulder with a partial tear from last year. Davis didn't appear to be hurt, so it's all a guessing game right now. We'll have another update once we have more info. Friday, 5:43 pm
  • ATL goes small, starting Thabo Sefolosha
    Thabo Sefolosha will start for Paul Millsap (hip) against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense with the Pistons not having a big power forward in their starting lineup, and a bigger power forward in the second unit. Mike Muscala should still get a nice bump in playing time and is on the radar to use tonight. Plus, this news also helps Tim Hardaway Jr. with more minutes at the three. Friday, 4:05 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starting at SG vs. Raptors
    Brandon Ingram will start at shooting guard against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: It's the same starting lineup as Wednesday with Jose Calderon, Luol Deng, Julius Randle and Timofey Mozgov. Ingram played a whopping 41 minutes in that start with a 13.0 usage rate, so maybe he gets more shots tonight. Ingram is worth a long look in DFS and is a pickup in competitive leagues with a ton of playing time headed his way while Nick Young (calf) misses 2-4 weeks. Friday, 3:18 pm
  • Courtney Lee out for Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle) will not play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: The Knicks will go with more of Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings to help fill the void left by Lee. Holiday hasn't played too well, but he should be able to get minutes in the upper 20s. Plus, Jennings could see minutes around 30, especially if he plays close to 10 minutes next to Derrick Rose. Friday, 2:53 pm
  • Paul George progressing, could play Sunday
    Paul George (ankle) is expected to go through some practice this weekend and said he's been good enough to play in games.

    Advice: "Being hurt and sitting out, little stuff like that nags on you," George said. "But that’s the only thing I’m hoping, that I can play without a tweak, where I have full strength where I can cut and be aggressive off the drive." He has been doing some lighter work in practice and said he even made 16 triples in a row on Wednesday. George has a good chance to play on Sunday. Friday, 1:15 pm
  • Zach Randolph (personal) out vs. Lakers
    Zach Randolph (personal) will not play against the Lakers on Saturday.

    Advice: He is still on bereavement leave for the loss of his mother. With Z-Bo out, Jarell Martin has seen the biggest bump in minutes while Deyonta Davis has received a chance to play. Martin gets a good matchup and could be a sneaky steam or DFS punt play. Randolph isn't worth stashing in most cases. Friday, 12:10 pm
  • Sam Dekker gets 26 minutes vs. Warriors
    Sam Dekker played 26 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played a team-high 11.9 minutes in the fourth quarter and saw 4.8 minutes in the two overtime frames, so clearly coach Mike D'Antoni trusts Dekker with important minutes. Dekker is coming off a 27-minute game against the Jazz, but some of that is due to garbage time. That said, he does appear to be a guy who could be close to 20 minutes per night. With how many treys the Rockets take and the tempo leading to some steals, Dekker is on the radar in deeper leagues. Thursday, 11:40 pm
  • Ryan Anderson has big night
    Ryan Anderson scored a season-high 29 points with five rebounds in 45 minutes during Thursday night’s double-overtime win against the Warriors.

    Advice: Anderson drained five from beyond the arc and was tied with James Harden for the most points scored by a Rocket. Anderson does not provide many peripheral stats, but has scored double-digit points in six consecutive games and continues to be a good source of 3-pointers. He tends to be a streaky shooter, so it is wise to take advantage of him now that he is hot. Thursday, 11:25 pm
  • Tony Allen scores nine in 27 minutes
    Tony Allen scored nine points with six rebounds, three steals and one turnover in 27 minutes during Thursday's win over the Magic.

    Advice: While the Grandfather wasn't yelling "First Team All Defense" tonight, he was just terrific on that end late in the game. He had his three steals all come in the final 6:12 to help get the Grizzlies going. Allen has stepped up with more playing time because of the all the injuries. He even said the Grizzlies were "a makeshift team" in his post-game interview. He will likely be managed later in the season, but he could be a steals specialist for some owners. Thursday, 10:16 pm
  • Troy Williams struggles with his shot
    Troy Williams made 2-of-13 from the field for five points with two rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: It was a bad game for Williams and he didn't close the game out. He continues to play good defense, so coach David Fizdale isn't likely to take him out of the lineup. Williams should hold value for deep leagues over the next 7-10 days while James Ennis (calf) and Chandler Parsons (knee) are out. Thursday, 10:10 pm
  • Gordon Hayward has huge night
    Gordon Hayward scored 32 points with seven assists, three rebounds, and two steals in Thursday’s loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Hayward hit a season-high in points and has now scored over 30 points in two consecutive games, while scoring more than 20 points in six straight games. He is shooting the ball well recently and maintains a healthy usage rate of 28.3 percent. He is also contributing in assists, rebounds, and 3-pointers. His next game is against the Nuggets who play at the fifth highest pace in the league. Thursday, 9:14 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scores 14 points
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 14 points with three rebounds, two assists and one block in 33 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: MKG's playing time, usage or other stats haven't changed since the Marvin Williams (knee) injury -- the biggest difference is a dip in rebounding. The Hornets are missing Williams on defense and it's put even more pressure on Kidd-Gilchrist. After an awesome start, MKG has only been a lukewarm asset in standard leagues. He'll likely just be a late-round guy. Thursday, 7:40 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 12 points in 19 minutes
    Jeremy Lamb (knee) scored 12 points with six rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been solid on the glass and was back down to his projected playing time. Lamb had one of the best two-game runs prior to his knee contusion on Tuesday and we're not expecting him to do much while Nicolas Batum is healthy. Lamb is only worth owning in deep leagues. Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Harrison Barnes scores 17 points in a loss
    Harrison Barnes scored 17 points in a 97-87 loss to the Hornets on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He was 8-of-20 from the field today and continues to get a ton of shots. Barnes is living in the mid-range with a whopping 45 percent of his shot total coming in that area, which usually indicates a guy will go through some highs and lows. He's been better than expected as a mid-round guy this season. Thursday, 7:19 pm
  • Dwight Powell scores six with eight boards
    Dwight Powell scored six points with eight rebounds, one block and one steal in 24 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: Thank goodness he looks to be out of his slump. In his last five games, Powell has made 57.7 percent from the field with averages of 7.6 points, 4.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.6 blocks. He's likely going to remain in his role as the backup big man with around 20 minutes regardless of who is out on a given night -- he did get four minutes at power forward tonight. He's only an option in deep leagues right now, but his playing time may increase later in the year. Thursday, 6:50 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) likely out for Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle) is unlikely to play against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: This report adds that Lee is not expected to miss much time. His ankle doesn't appear to have any structural damage and perhaps he can make it back next week. Until then, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday should get some extra run. Thursday, 6:01 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb (knee) available to play vs. Mavs
    Jeremy Lamb (knee) is available to play against the Mavericks on Thursday night.

    Advice: He only had a knee contusion from Tuesday's outing. Lamb has suddenly turned it on with two monster games prior to his injury, averaging 19.5 points, 13.0 boards and 1.0 dimes. Despite those big games, he's likely looking at minutes in the low 20s tonight and isn't the strongest fantasy play. Thursday, 2:22 pm
  • Nene (rest) will not play on Thursday night
    Nene (rest) will not play on Thursday against the Warriors.

    Advice: It's scheduled rest and he'll be all set for Friday against one of his former teams, the Nuggets. With Nene out for Thursday, there should be some backup minutes for Montrezl Harrell, who has been battling a calf issue lately. Clint Capela's fantasy ceiling also goes up with this news. Thursday, 11:35 am
  • Zach Randolph will not play on Thursday
    Zach Randolph (personal) will not play against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: He'll miss his fifth game because he’s on bereavement leave following the death of his mom. With Randolph out, Jarell Martin has played well off the bench, Deyonta Davis has been in the rotation and JaMychal Green has really improved for his patient owners in standard leagues. With the Grizzlies on a back-to-back and Marc Gasol playing 35 minutes on Wednesday, those three aforementioned bigs could get a nice amount of playing time. Thursday, 11:22 am
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Courtney Lee (ankle) is questionable for Friday against the Wolves.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Wednesday night and did not return. Lee is not expected to miss much time and could even be back for Friday. If he's going to miss another game, Brandon Jennings and Justin Holiday would get some extra playing time. Thursday, 11:09 am
  • Jeremy Lamb questionable for Thurs vs Mavs
    Jeremy Lamb (right knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Mavericks.

    Advice: Lamb left Tuesday's game with a contusion on his right knee and looks to be headed for a game-time decision on Thursday. We'll keep an eye on his status, but Lamb shouldn't be owned in standard fantasy leagues. Thursday, 9:56 am
  • Brandon Rush questionable for Friday vs NYK
    Brandon Rush (toe) is questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Rush looks to be a game-time decision with his toe injury, but he can be left on waivers in fantasy leagues regardless of his status. Thursday, 8:58 am
  • Zach Randolph doubtful Thursday vs Magic
    Zach Randolph (personal) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Randolph looks likely to miss his fifth game following the death of his mother. We'll keep an eye on his official status closer to game time, but it looks like JaMychal Green, Jarell Martin, and Deyonta Davis will all see a few extra minutes against the Magic. Thursday, 8:56 am
  • Courtney Lee unlikely to miss extended time
    Courtney Lee (left ankle) sprain is unlikely to miss extended time after leaving Wednesday's game.

    Advice: X-rays came back negative on Lee's ankle and he isn't expected to be out for very long. We'll keep an eye on his progress, but Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings will both see a bump in deeper fantasy league value while Lee is out. Thursday, 7:08 am
  • Harrison Barnes scores 17 points on 15 shots
    Harrison Barnes had 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting during the Mavs' home loss on Wednesday, with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Spurs are the league's worst matchup for opposing small forwards this year, thanks to Kawhi Leonard, so Barnes' owners should be relatively happy with tonight's line. He's dealt well with increased defensive attention as the Mavs' No. 1 option offensively, a situation that isn't likely to change with Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles) entering the twilight of his career. Wednesday, 9:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starts, plays 41 minutes
    Brandon Ingram played 41 minutes as the Lakers' starting SG on Wednesday, finishing with eight points (1-of-9 FGs, 6-of-8 FGs), three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Nick Young is out 2-4 weeks with a strained calf, and it looks like Ingram will continue to start in his absence. He was averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes in two previous starts, and is worth a long look for short-term production and long-term upside. The fact that he logged 41 minutes tonight is reason enough to consider him. Wednesday, 8:50 pm
  • JaMychal Green scores 16 pts with five steals
    JaMychal Green had 16 points, five rebounds, a career-high five steals, one block and one assist vs. Toronto on Wednesday.

    Advice: Green played 34 minutes with just one turnover, finishing 5-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. He's been a low-end fantasy option in most 12-team leagues this season, but has stepped up his game during the absence of Zach Randolph (personal). Z-Bo is day-to-day, but if you need a productive PF don't hesitate to add JaMychal to your squad. Wednesday, 8:13 pm
  • Courtney Lee (ankle) will not return vs. MIN
    Courtney Lee suffered a left ankle sprain on Wednesday night and will not return, though X-rays came back negative.

    Advice: The Knicks ruled him out somewhat quickly from his sprain in the first half. With Lee out, they're already going with more two-PG lineups while Justin Holiday should also get a nice bump in minutes. Holiday and Brandon Jennings are both worth speculative looks in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 6:03 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starting at shooting guard
    Brandon Ingram will start at shooting guard against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nick Young (calf) is going to miss the next 2-4 weeks, so Ingram could get a chance to take this job and run with it. He gets some comparisons to Kevin Durant, who also started at shooting guard in his rookie season. Ingram hasn't played too well in his rookie season, but he's worth a look in most leagues to see if he can heat up. Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starting for Nick Young (calf)
    Brandon Ingram will start Wednesday's game in place of Nick Young (calf).

    Advice: Ingram will join a starting lineup that includes Jose Calderon, Luol Deng, Julius Randle and Timofey Mozgov. Lakers coach Luke Walton has expressed a preference to keep his second unit intact, but he doesn't have a choice here. Jordan Clarkson should also pick up extra minutes off the bench until Young is able to return in 2-4 weeks. Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Brandon Rush out again for Wednesday
    Brandon Rush (toe) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: His toe sprain is minor, but Rush isn't a lock for the rotation anyway. Wednesday, 4:04 pm
  • Zach Randolph (personal) will not play Wed
    Zach Randolph (personal) wil not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: This will be his fourth game out of the lineup. Coach David Fizdale referred to his team as the "Nasty Nine" for tonight. They may also limit Marc Gasol's minutes in the back-to-back set. There should be some minutes available for Jarell Martin and Deyonta Davis tonight. Wednesday, 3:15 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores season-high 31
    Gordon Hayward hit 8-of-16 shots, three 3-pointers and 112-of-13 free throws for a season-high 31 points, five rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: Hayward got off to a slow start tonight, but came on late to post one of his best lines of the season. He's rolling, averaging 25.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games. He's also been very consistent, scoring between 22 and 31 points in each of his last five. His finger injury is obviously no longer a concern. Tuesday, 9:14 pm
  • Ryan Anderson still struggling for Rockets
    Ryan Anderson played just 21 minutes and hit 4-of-7 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points and two rebounds in Tuesday's ugly loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Anderson is in a funk. Despite seemingly custom-built to play for this Rockets team, he just hasn't been able to get it going. He's scored in double digits in five straight games, but is averaging just 12.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting in 27 minutes a night over his last five games. There's a long way to go and he still has plenty of time to turn it around. Consider him a buy-low option, and he shouldn't cost you much in a trade right now. Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Brandon Ingram leads Lakers in minutes
    Brandon Ingram hit 4-of-10 shots for nine points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block in 29 minutes on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Ingram tied Jordan Clarkson for the most minutes played by a Laker in Tuesday’s loss against the Pelicans. Ingram has now played at least 29 minutes in four consecutive games and has attempted double-digit shots in each of those contests. He could see some more playing time should Nick Young miss time. He is not a must-own player right now, but all signs are pointing in the right direction and he’s not a bad player to be holding right now. Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Anthony Davis goes beast mode on Lakers
    Anthony Davis torched the Lakers for 41 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, four steals, two blocks, a 3-pointer and just one turnover in 41 minutes in Monday's blowout win over the Lakers.

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

    Advice: He played 13 minutes for four points on 1-of-5 shooting and was coming off a couple monster games while Nicolas Batum was dealing with an eye injury. Lamb was on his way down already, and this injury makes him a nearly must-drop candidate in all but the deepest of leagues, despite the fact that he's simply day-to-day. Tuesday, 6:42 pm
  • Nic Batum bounces back from off night
    Nicolas Batum hit just 3-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for eight points, 11 rebounds and five assists in Tuesday's

    Advice: He's still recovering from an eye injury and has now hit just 4-of-16 shots since returning to action, but he at least filled the stat sheet a bit tonight, unlike on Monday. Batum could be in line for even more run going forward after Jeremy Lamb suffered a right knee contusion on Tuesday. Tuesday, 6:38 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb diagnosed with a knee contusion
    Jeremy Lamb has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion and is questionable to return Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: The Hornets were trailing by double digits in the fourth quarter when this was announced, so Lamb's night is likely done. If we learn that Lamb will miss additional time, Marco Belinelli will get a bump in minutes off the bench. Tuesday, 6:04 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb goes to locker room Tuesday
    Jeremy Lamb left Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons and went back to the locker room.

    Advice: He was holding his right leg/knee after a drive to the rim. Lamb wasn't playing well tonight and there are 10 minutes left in regulation, so his night could be over. We'll have an update shortly. Tuesday, 5:54 pm
  • Paul George (ankle) a possibility for Sunday
    Paul George (sore left ankle, back) could return as soon as Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: The Pacers only have two games in Week 6 and George has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Blazers. George did not practice on Tuesday and coach Nate McMillan didn't provide much of an update. Expect Glenn Robinson III to have a heavy workload vs. the Blazers. Tuesday, 4:37 pm
  • Courtney Lee dealing with sprained right hand
    Courtney Lee said that he sprained his shooting hand back on Nov. 20 vs. Atlanta, but maintains that it is not an issue that has affected his shot.

    Advice: Lee has been averaging 11.0 points, 2.3 triples, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and just 0.5 turnovers per game on 43.2 percent shooting since sustaining the injury, so this isn't anything to be concerned about. In fact, those numbers have been good enough for seventh-round value in standard 9-cat leagues, so he's worth a look for owners seeking a boost in the 3-point category with a trickle of steals. Tuesday, 11:56 am
  • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points Monday
    Gordon Hayward scored 24 points on 6-of-14 shooting against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: He added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and zero turnovers in 34 minutes. Hayward also got to the free throw line 15 times, connecting on 12 of them. He's scored 22 or more points in each of his last four games and has made a total of 30 free throws in that span. Monday, 9:11 pm
  • Courtney Lee has a solid outing on Monday
    Courtney Lee made 5-of-10 shots for 13 points, three boards, and two steals in 36 minutes of Monday’s loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Lee has now scored in double figures in three consecutive games and has made nine 3-pointers over that span. He continues to see plenty of minutes, averaging 30.6 minutes per game and playing over 35 minutes in three of his last five games. His usage rate is just 14.6 percent, but he does account for 23.5 percent of the 3PM and 14.7 percent of the Knicks points. If you are looking for help in the 3-point category and need a scorer, now is the time to pick up Lee, as he is shooting the ball well. Monday, 8:50 pm
  • Batum (eye) plays 23 minutes in blowout
    Nicolas Batum (eye) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring six points with four assists, two rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: Batum hit just 1-of-5 shots, but made all four of his free throws in 23 minutes. The Hornets were able to limit his workload due to the lopsided score and he looked fine for the most part, so he should see his normal workload on Tuesday vs. the Pistons. Monday, 8:33 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 21 w/ nine rebounds
    Jeremy Lamb stayed hot on Monday in a 104-85 win over the Grizzlies, scoring 21 points with nine rebounds, one steal, one block and two triples in just 23 minutes.

    Advice: The points were a season-high and he shot an efficient 7-of-11 from the field. He's coming off a dominant 18-point, 17-rebound performance on Saturday with two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes, but his minutes dipped tonight with Nicolas Batum (eye) back in action. Lamb has likely earned a nice role off the bench moving forward and is now worth a look if you have some dead weight on your roster. Monday, 8:27 pm
  • Troy Williams scores nine points in start
    Troy Williams made his third start in a row on Monday vs. Charlotte, scoring nine points (4-of-9 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs) with two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: After the rookie scored a career-high 18 points vs. the Heat on Saturday, Memphis coach David Fizdale praised him for his efforts. "He is another kid that stays ready. He is not afraid of the moment," Fizdale said. "He works really hard. He had a great summer. He really took his spot on this team. We are so decimated now at the wing position. I threw him in there and he took advantage of the situation." He's been a little inconsistent, but he's playing 28.7 minutes per game over his last three and is on the radar in deeper formats. Monday, 8:17 pm
  • JaMychal Green struggles in loss to CHA
    JaMychal Green struggled against the Hornets on Monday, scoring four points on 1-of-4 shooting with five rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He also had five fouls on the night. Green was coming into Monday's game with averages of 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.0 3-pointer and 0.5 blocks in his previous four games, so his owners should stick with him. Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (eye) will play Monday vs. MEM
    Nicolas Batum (eye) will play Monday vs. Memphis.

    Advice: The corneal abrasion will only end up costing Batum one game on the sidelines, and there's no indication that he'll be working with a minutes limit tonight. Jeremy Lamb will return to the bench with Batum active, and Lamb's minutes will likely be in the mid-20s tonight. Go ahead and get Batum active. Monday, 3:35 pm
  • Zach Randolph (personal) ruled out Monday
    Zach Randolph (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: This will be his third game in a row away from the team because his mother passed away on Thanksgiving. We wish Z-Bo all the best. JaMychal Green has been stepping up for the Grizzlies and is basically a lock to flirt with 30+ minutes Monday. Green should be owned in standard leagues. Nov 28, 9:51 am
  • Brandon Ingram plays 29 minutes off bench
    Brandon Ingram returned to a backup role on Sunday, posting seven points, eight rebounds and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes of action.

    Advice: Luke Walton hinted before the game that he prefers to keep his usual bench together for continuity's sake, and both Ingram and Jordan Clarkson headed back to the second unit tonight. Most owners will be able to find more promising short-term free agents, but Ingram is a very intriguing rest-of-season stash. Nov 27, 9:52 pm
  • Dwight Powell gets five steals in 26 minutes
    Dwight Powell came off the bench on Sunday for four points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and a career-high five steals in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Powell tied a Mavericks record for most steals in a game by a center, the position he was playing in a small-ball attack vs. the Pelicans tonight. His efforts helped snap a brutal eight-game skid and he's averaging a steady 1.3 steals per game this year, but he's done little else to recommend himself in 12-team formats. Nov 27, 7:34 pm
  • Harrison Barnes helps Mavs snap losing streak
    Harrison Barnes dished out a season-high four assists on Sunday, in addition to 23 points (9-of-24 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), seven rebounds, two assists and just one turnover in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes was clutch throughout the fourth quarter and he gave the Mavs an offensive boost every time they needed it, helping to snap their eight-game losing streak. This was the seventh time all season he's snared at least seven rebounds, and he tied his season-high with two steals, which are the type of supporting stats his owners love to see. He's adjusted well to increased defensive pressure and should be a steady mid-round value regardless of which Mavs are playing around him. Nov 27, 7:32 pm
  • Myles Turner has 17 & 12 despite foul trouble
    Myles Turner got into early foul trouble vs. the Clippers on Sunday, but he still racked up 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting, 12 rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in just 25 minutes.

    Advice: Opposing centers have averaged a league-high 6.9 fouls per game vs. the Clippers this season, so Turner isn't alone in his foul problems against DeAndre Jordan. He was still awesome on a per-minute basis and continues to cruise as a top-30 value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Nov 27, 5:42 pm
  • Nicolas Batum (eye) probable for Monday
    Nicolas Batum (eye) is probable to return vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: Jeremy Lamb went off in Batum's absence but he'll likely return to a bench role if Batum is cleared to play. The injury wasn't considered very serious and his return is great news with Marco Belinelli (hamstring) also nursing an injury. Nov 27, 3:54 pm
  • Troy Williams scores career-high 18 points
    Troy Williams scored a career-high 18 points against the Heat on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He was awesome in his second NBA start. Williams' defense should keep him in the lineup and he's shown better offensive output than expected. Additionally, ESPN reports that the Memphis staff views him as an Andre Roberson-type with better offense. Williams should get a big opportunity in the next couple weeks while James Ennis (calf) and Chandler Parsons (knee) are on the shelf. He's still only worth a look in deep leagues. Nov 26, 9:33 pm
  • J-Myke stringing games together, scores 12
    JaMychal Green scored 12 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block, three 3-pointers and no turnovers against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: After way too many tough matchups to start the season, J-Myke is finally on a roll. In his last five, he's averaging 13.4 points, 8.0 boards, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 treys on a phenomenal 77.5 true shooting percentage. He's flirting with top-50 value in that span and has his arrow pointing up. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Nov 26, 9:22 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb grabs 17 boards, scores 18 points
    Jeremy Lamb grabbed a career-high 17 boards in his first start of the season against the Knicks on Saturday, adding 18 points, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Steve Clifford said on Friday he wanted to be patient with Lamb and even gave him a DNP-CD yesterday, but here we are. Lamb also missed some of the second half because he was cramping, which isn't too surprising after logging a grand total of just six minutes all month. Nicolas Batum (eye) should be back soon, so there's no need to grab Lamb in most leagues. Nov 26, 7:51 pm
  • Davis Bertans goes scoreless
    Davis Bertans did not score in 11 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with one rebound, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Hey, those two games in a row earlier this week were fun, but Bertans didn't get much of a chance tonight with a fresh Pau Gasol. Bertans will have some value later in the season and it'll be interesting to see what happens when Dewayne Dedmon comes back. Nov 26, 7:00 pm
  • Troy Williams starting over Troy Daniels
    Troy Williams is starting over Troy Daniels on Saturday.

    Advice: This move was expected with Williams looking good on Friday and Daniels having a tough time. Although, coach David Fizdale could still change his mind. Williams is only worth a look in extremely deep leagues. Nov 26, 4:56 pm
  • Nicolas Batum officially ruled out vs. Knicks
    Nicolas Batum (eye) has been officially ruled out for Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: The Hornets will have Jeremy Lamb start for the ninth game of his career with Marco Belinelli backing him up. Batum's corneal abrasion shouldn't keep him out long, so he has a chance to play Tuesday. The Hornets are going to have to use a ton of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward while Belinelli should get a ton of shots tonight, as well. Nov 26, 3:32 pm
  • Clifford considers Nic Batum doubtful vs. NY
    Coach Steve Clifford said Nicolas Batum (eye) is considered doubtful to play against the Knicks on Saturday.

    Advice: He is going to be a game-time decision due to his corneal abrasion. With Marvin Williams (knee) also out of the lineup, the Hornets will need plenty out of their other forwards and wings. If Batum is out, it'll be Jeremy Lamb starting because Clifford wants to keep Belinelli off the bench. Belinelli is still the preferred play tonight. Nov 26, 2:26 pm
  • Zach Randolph (personal) is out Saturday
    Zach Randolph (personal) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. Miami.

    Advice: Randolph's mother passed away on Thanksgiving. Randolph is averaging 14.2 points and a team-leading 7.9 rebounds per game this season. Stater JaMychal Green played slightly more (32 minutes) than usual on Friday night and will likely see 30-plus minutes again on Saturday. Green is averaging 13.8 points and 8.3 rebounds over the Grizzlies last four games. Nov 26, 11:03 am
  • Nicolas Batum (eye) questionable for Saturday
    Nicolas Batum (corneal abrasion) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: The injury to Batum wasn't noticeable in Friday night's loss to the Knicks. Batum played a game-high 45 minutes and just missed a triple-double (18 points, nine rebounds and nine assists). Nonetheless, being downgraded to questionable means there is at least a 50 percent chance he doesn't play on Saturday. Stay tuned for an official update. If Batum misses the game, Marco Belinelli would see a big increase in minutes. Belinelli is averaging 16.8 points 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 3-pointers off the bench over the Hornets last four games Nov 26, 10:22 am
  • Brandon Ingram shoots 3-of-18 in loss
    Brandon Ingram shot just 3-of-18 from the field for eight points in Friday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Ingram made his second straight start with Julius Randle (hip) out, but couldn't build on his 16-point effort from Wednesday. The rookie did salvage his fantasy line with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 39 minutes, but he missed all four of his triples. If the Lakers are missing Randle and Nick Young (toe) again on Sunday vs. the Hawks, Ingram will be a decent streaming option based on his workload alone. Nov 25, 11:37 pm
  • JaMychal Green scores 14 points
    JaMychal Green scored 14 points with six rebounds and one assist during a 90-81 loss to the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He's starting to show some signs of life in his last four, averaging 13.8 points, 8.3 boards, 0.8 blocks and 0.3 treys on 67.9 percent from the field and 84.2 percent from the line. Green has sixth-round value in that span, so maybe he can string games together going forward. If he was dropped, give him a look. Nov 25, 10:19 pm
  • Troy Williams gets 20 minutes vs. Heat
    Troy Williams played 20 minutes against the Heat on Friday with nine points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He may have earned more minutes with the starters having a tough time out there tonight. Even in a best-case scenario, Williams is likely only going to be used situational. If for some reason Tony Allen does sit on Saturday, Williams could get over 30 minutes. Nov 25, 10:01 pm
  • Myles Turner scores 16 w/ four blocks
    Myles Turner scored 16 points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks on Friday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He only played 23 minutes because the game quickly got out of hand in favor of the Pacers. Turner shot 6-of-11 from the field and hit all four of his free throws, and should have a larger role in the offense with Paul George (back, ankle) already ruled out for the next two games. With that said, Sunday's matchup with the Clippers is a brutal one. Nov 25, 9:15 pm
  • Nic Batum scores 18 points in loss
    Nicolas Batum scored 18 points during a 113-111 overtime loss to the Knicks on Friday, adding nine rebounds, nine assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 45 minutes.

    Advice: That's two solid games in a row with a 13-point game in 40 minutes on Wednesday. The Hornets will have to go smaller while Marvin Williams (knee) is on the shelf and they will also need Batum to take more 3-pointers -- he had seven attempts tonight. His owners will be hoping he can get over 40 percent from the field soon. Nov 25, 9:01 pm
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