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  • Spencer, Crabbe, Carroll, RHJ & Zeller start
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carroll, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Tyler Zeller will start against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: It'll be Zeller's first start this season, but he should be close to his 16.8 minutes per game in his eight active outings this season. Behind Zeller, Jarrett Allen is likely going to be in the rotation unless the Nets want to get another look at Timofey Mozgov. Allen's upside in blocks makes him the more interesting pickup. Today, 3:13 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) will not play vs. Cavs
    Trevor Booker (ankle) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did not practice on Tuesday, but he did go through some work at shootaround on Wednesday. The Nets are likely going to be very careful with Booker throughout the year, so he may start to trend down after the break. With him out tonight, Tyler Zeller will get the start while Jarrett Allen should be in the rotation. Keep an eye on Allen in deeper leagues. Today, 3:09 pm
  • Marcus Morris (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Marcus Morris (knee) is currently testing his knee to see if he can play Wednesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: Aron Baynes will be drawing the start tonight, so if Morris is able to get out there, he'll be coming off the bench. He's struggled with the second unit this season, owning averages of 8.5 points and 4.5 boards on 33.3 percent shooting, so it would probably be best to just leave him on your bench on a busy Wednesday night. Today, 3:08 pm
  • Damian Lillard (ankle) says he's playing
    Damian Lillard (ankle) said he will play against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: After he rolled his ankle on Monday, Lillard said he was going to get treatment and keep his ankle elevated on Monday night. He was not on the injury report coming into this game and it's not a surprise Dame is out there as one of the most durable players in the NBA. Fire him up, but he may have a tough matchup against the size on the 76ers. Today, 2:47 pm
  • Papa G has an ab strain
    Georgios Papagiannis (abdominal strain) is probable for Wednesday.

    Advice: He is not in the rotation and probably won't be in there any time soon with Kosta Koufos playing well. Papagiannis is a stash in only the deepest of leagues. Today, 11:17 am
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) doesn't practice Wednesday
    Jon Leuer (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: We still haven't heard official word on the results of his second MRI, but with him skipping practice, we're going to have to consider him doubtful for Friday's game in OKC. Eric Moreland and Anthony Tolliver will continue to split Leuer's minutes. Today, 10:46 am
  • Avery Bradley (groin) expected to play Friday
    Avery Bradley (groin tightness) sat out Wednesday's practice but he's expected to play Friday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Bradley doesn't have a history of groin issues, so it sounds like the Pistons were just playing it safe here in order to give him a full two days off prior to Friday's in OKC. Owners can expect to get another update following Friday morning's shootaround, but for now, it doesn't seem like there's too much to worry about here. Today, 10:45 am
  • Andre Drummond, Bradley probable Friday
    Andre Drummond (dental implant) and Avery Bradley (groin tightness) did not practice on Wednesday, but both are expected to play Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: Drummond might not be able to gorge himself at Thanksgiving after the dental implant, but it doesn't sound like he's in any danger of missing Friday's game. Bradley's injury is slightly more concerning, but it sounds like his absence from Wednesday's practice was more precautionary than anything else. Check back for another update following Friday morning's shootaround. Today, 10:42 am
  • Trey Lyles ready for expanded minutes
    Trey Lyles said he's ready for an expanded role in wake of the Paul Millsap (wrist) injury.

    Advice: "I’m a guy that can go in and kind of fit into any rotation and combination of guys," said Lyles. "I can always find an area of where, if something is needed, to be able to go out there and do that." Lyles did bang knees with a Kings player during Monday's win and was getting it iced after shootaround, but he said he'll be fine for Wednesday's game. He might be able to flirt with 20 minutes a night sans Millsap, but that's not really enough floor time to make an impact in most 12-team leagues. Today, 10:23 am
  • Trevor Booker goes through shootaround
    Trevor Booker (ankle) reportedly "worked pretty hard" at shootaround, but he remains questionable to play Wednesday vs. Pheonix.

    Advice: Booker wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, and while it's encouraging that he was able to go hard at shootaround, it needs to be noted that Brooklyn often errs on the side of caution with injuries. He'll likely be a game-time call tonight, but if he's not able to give it a go, that would open up a lot of opportunity for Jarrett Allen. Stay tuned. Today, 10:07 am
  • Malone won't commit to Faried as a starter
    Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said he'll be taking a game-by-game approach with the big man rotation sans Paul Millsap (wrist).

    Advice: It doesn't sound like Malone is committed to using Kenneth Faried as the full-time starter while Millsap is out, and he certainly has plenty of options with a wealth of depth at the four-spot in Denver. Malone could go small by shifting Wilson Chandler to the four and starting Will Barton at the three, or he could give Juan Hernangomez or Trey Lyles some starts. Needless to say, this is a situation we'll be monitoring closely, but Hernangomez might be worth a speculative add in deep leagues. Today, 9:53 am
  • Henry Ellenson recalled from the G-League
    Henry Ellenson has been recalled from the G-League.

    Advice: He's not a consistent part of the rotation in Detroit and belongs on the waiver wire just about everywhere. Today, 7:28 am
  • Jeremy Lin (knee) progressing well in rehab
    Jeremy Lin is progressing well in his recovery from knee surgery.

    Advice: "I’m getting well and can bend my knee now and I can walk normally. The recovery is very good. I wear the knee brace every day," Lin said, getting up off his couch to demonstrate. "So going anywhere, either eating out or working out is very easy now." To be clear, Lin won't be playing again this season, but it's nice to see that he's making solid progress in his rehab without experiencing setbacks. Today, 7:26 am
  • Kris Dunn scores 12 points as starting PG
    Kris Dunn started at point guard on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting with six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, one triple and four turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Poor shooting and high turnovers have been a theme for Dunn this season, but he's still flirting with top-100 value in standard 9-category leagues with his averages of 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.9 triples. His fantasy arrow is pointing straight up and coach Fred Hoiberg made it sound like he'll have a long leash as the starting PG going forward, so make sure he's not floating on the wire. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Antonio Blakeney scores 15 points vs. Lakers
    Antonio Blakeney scored all 15 of his points in the first half of Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers, hitting 6-of-12 shots with two rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Blakeney has a two-way contract which means he can only spend a total of 45 days with the Bulls this season, but they may think about adding him to their roster full time. However, he could fall out of the rotation completely with David Nwaba (ankle) and Zach LaVine (knee) due back soon, so Blakeney is only worth monitoring in deep dynasty leagues for now. Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores 17 points vs. Bulls
    Brandon Ingram scored 17 points vs. the Bulls on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-15 shots and 2-of-3 free throws.

    Advice: His confidence continues to grow and he's being aggressive just like the coaching staff has asked him, as he's leading the Lakers in drives per game with 9.9 compared to just 3.6 as a rookie. Ingram had a nice all-around fantasy game with five rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and one triple in 39 minutes, but his owners just want to see more consistency out of the second-year forward. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Kris Dunn starting, Jerian Grant to bench
    Kris Dunn will replace Jerian Grant in the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This move was long overdue. "He’s really played well these past few games and has been very aggressive," coach Fred Hoiberg said of Dunn. His ball security and shot selection have improved, and while he'll still struggle with turnovers and shooting percentages, Dunn should be a really nice source of dimes and steals going forward. Denzel Valentine, Justin Holiday, Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez will also start. Yesterday, 6:06 pm
  • Damian Lillard not on the injury report Weds
    Damian Lillard (ankle) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Advice: Lillard tweaked his ankle on Monday night, but he said he didn't expect to spend any time on the sidelines and his absence from the injury report suggests that will be the case. Owners can expect official confirmation following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it doesn't look like there's anything to worry about here. Yesterday, 1:58 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Trevor Booker (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: He wasn't able to practice on Tuesday, so he seems much closer to doubtful, but we'll have a better idea on his status based on his activity level at shootaround. If he's unable to give it a go, Quincy Acy, Jarrett Allen and Tyler Zeller would see a bump in minutes, with Allen offering the most upside. Yesterday, 1:43 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) is day-to-day
    Trevor Booker (ankle) was unable to practice on Tuesday and is day-to-day, according to coach Kenny Atkinson.

    Advice: Booker initially tweaked his ankle Friday vs. Utah and then aggravated the injury Sunday vs. Golden State. On Monday, he said the sprain is "not too bad" but was non-committal regarding his status for Wednesday's game vs. Cleveland. If Booker is unable to suit up, Quincy Acy, Jarrett Allen and Tyler Zeller would likely divvy up the additional minutes. Yesterday, 10:17 am
  • Kenneth Faried plays just 19 minutes in start
    Kenneth Faried started in place of Paul Millsap (wrist) on Monday, but hit just 1-of-7 shots for six points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block and was pulled after just 19 minutes.

    Advice: So much for that. It's possible Faried continues to start if Millsap's wrist keeps him out, but after this one, he's going to be very hard to trust. He's only worth a DFS punt at this point, and even that move backfired tonight. Monday, 9:46 pm
  • Damian Lillard says he's playing on Wednesday
    Damian Lillard, who tweaked his ankle on Monday night, predicts that he won't miss any time with the injury.

    Advice: "I'm playing," he said when asked about his status for Wednesday's game against the Sixers. He was able to start the second half of Monday's game and played well, finishing with 21 points and four assists on 5-of-15 shooting. Unless Lillard suffers a setback on Tuesday or Wednesday, we're guessing he'll be out there on Wednesday night. Monday, 8:43 pm
  • Damian Lillard (ankle) will start 2nd half
    Damian Lillard (ankle) will start the second half of Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He had a nasty ankle turn that forced him to the locker room, but he's going to give it a go. Lillard was walking gingerly on his way back to the court for the second half, and we'll be watching him closely the rest of the evening. Monday, 6:31 pm
  • Andre Drummond awful in loss to Cavaliers
    Andre Drummond hit just 3-of-7 shots and 2-of-6 free throws on his way to just eight points, a season-low eight rebounds, zero blocks and six turnovers in Monday's ugly loss to the Cavaliers.

    Advice: The Pistons shut Drummond down after just 25 minutes in the blowout and this will not only go down as his worst game of the season, but one of the worst of his career. He's also really struggling with turnovers, committing six in each of his last two games, and is averaging 5.0 turnovers a game over his last six. Drummond had 20 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks on Sunday, so don't panic over Monday's disaster. Monday, 6:20 pm
  • Damian Lillard (ankle) goes to locker room
    Damian Lillard rolled his right ankle and went back to the locker room on Monday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It was a nasty turn of his ankle and Lillard was down for a while in a lot of pain. He eventually hobbled off to the locker room, but we should get the official word on his status for the rest of the game momentarily. Monday, 6:13 pm
  • Kenneth Faried starting vs. the Kings
    Kenneth Faried will start on Monday vs. the Kings in place of Paul Millsap (wrist).

    Advice: Wilson Chandler (back) remains a game-time decision. X-rays taken on Millsap's wrist came back negative, and while we don't know how long he'll be out, it looks like Faried will the primary beneficiary in fantasy for as long as Millsap is sidelined. Monday, 5:39 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) ruled out vs. Cavs
    Jon Leuer (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Coach Stan Van Gundy hasn't heard back from Leuer about his second MRI, so we could potentially have another update this evening. With Leuer out, Eric Moreland and Anthony Tolliver will likely split the few minutes that Leuer was playing before the injury. Monday, 4:06 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) doubtful for Monday
    Jon Leuer (ankle) is doubtful to play Monday vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy said that he hasn't had a chance to talk with Leuer and that he doesn't know yet if he's undergone that second MRI, which indicates that Leuer won't be taking the floor tonight. His likely absence is more or less irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Monday, 2:33 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) questionable Wednesday
    Trevor Booker said his sprained left ankle is "not too bad," but he was non-committal regarding his status for Wednesday's game in Cleveland.

    Advice: Booker said he initially suffered the ankle injury last Friday vs. Utah, and then aggravated the injury shortly into Sunday's game against the Warriors, which forced him to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines. We'll have a better idea on his status based on his activity level at practices leading up to Wednesday's tip, but if he is unable to give it a go, Quincy Acy, Jarrett Allen and Tyler Zeller would see an uptick in minutes. Monday, 12:28 pm
  • Georgios Papagiannis recalled from G-League
    Georgios Papagiannis was recalled from the G-League.

    Advice: He will eventually get a look when coach Dave Joerger comes to the conclusion that Kosta Koufos and Zach Randolph aren't the building blocks of the franchise. Monday, 10:09 am
  • Kenneth Faried logs nine bench minutes
    Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Sunday for two points and three rebounds in nine minutes.

    Advice: Nikola Jokic was ejected early and Paul Millsap (wrist) didn't play after halftime, but it was guys like Mason Plumlee and Trey Lyles who benefited the most. That speaks volumes about Faried's lack of fantasy appeal in Denver. Sunday, 9:47 pm
  • Trey Lyles plays well w/ Millsap (wrist) out
    Trey Lyles took advantage of expanded minutes with Paul Millsap (wrist) leaving early on Sunday, posting 10 points, eight rebounds and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: Lyles has scored more than five points just twice this season, but he'd be worth a speculative pickup if Millsap is ruled out for an extended period. To be clear, Millsap is just day-to-day as we await test results, so there's no immediate value to be found here. Sunday, 9:28 pm
  • Antonio Blakeney sticks in Bulls' rotation
    Antonio Blakeney had seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, two rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes off Chicago's bench on Sunday.

    Advice: Fred Hoiberg said after Wednesday's game that Blakeney had earned a spot in the rotation "for now," but he's still just a deep-league option. The clock is ticking with Zach LaVine (knee) expected to start practicing this week. Sunday, 8:11 pm
  • Kris Dunn notches 17/6/6 in just 27 minutes
    Kris Dunn followed up Friday's huge game with 17 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer, making 8-of-16 shots in 26 minutes of action.

    Advice: Dunn had some awful turnovers and finished with four in the game, but he's doing enough to merit ownership in almost any format. The second-year PG made 10-of-16 shots for 22 points on Friday, adding seven assists, five boards and three steals, and he's in an ideal situation on a rebuilding Bulls team. If you can live with high turnovers and poor percentages, don't hesitate to grab him. Sunday, 8:09 pm
  • Andre Drummond gets 20 & 16 w/ full line
    Andre Drummond hauled in nine offensive rebounds on Sunday, finishing with 16 boards, 20 points, four assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Drummond left in the third quarter in obvious pain, apparently due to a left elbow/forearm injury, but he looked fine upon returning. It's possible he banged his funny bone and we'll leave him off the injury report prior to Monday's game vs. Cleveland. Sunday, 6:35 pm
  • Trevor Booker (ankle) doubtful to return
    Trevor Booker (sprained left ankle) is doubtful to return vs. the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: The Nets aren't competitive in this game vs. the Warriors, so hopefully Booker's 'doubtful' tag is just a precaution. If he doesn't return, he'll finish scoreless with one rebound and one assist in nine minutes -- Quincy Acy, Jarrett Allen and Tyler Zeller will pick up the slack. Sunday, 4:29 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) out Sunday vs. Minnesota
    Jon Leuer (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Leuer has spent the past seven games on the sidelines, and head coach Stan Van Gundy said that Leuer will have an MRI, so we'll be awaiting those results. Eric Moreland and Anthony Tolliver will be splitting Leuer's minutes, but that means very little in fantasy hoops. Sunday, 2:47 pm
  • Damian Lillard defends coach Stotts
    Damian Lillard said coach Terry Stotts isn't to blame for Portland's slow start.

    Advice: "Late game turnovers and not getting stops has nothing to do with a coach," Lillard said before Saturday's rematch with the Kings. "Blame me then. This the NBA ... we play 82 games and we've played 15 and won more than we've lost. Relax family." Lillard has cooled off a bit lately and is shooting 39.4 percent over his last five, but does get a matchup against a Memphis team that is missing Mike Conley on Monday. Sunday, 7:46 am
  • Marcus Morris chips in across the board Sat
    Marcus Morris chipped in across the board on Saturday with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The 28-year-old forward has been great since returning to action this year, but there's some reason for skepticism -- on a per-36-minute basis, he's averaging career-highs in scoring (20.8 points), 3-pointers (2.2) and rebounds (8.4). That's while shooting at a career-best pace from the field (45.8%) and the FT line (85.7%), so this has all the signs of a sell-high moment. Saturday, 7:34 pm
  • Trevor Booker plays well in start
    Trevor Booker scored 14 points with five rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson seems 100 percent confident that he can roll out a starting lineup with nobody taller than 6'8". Booker has been effective when called upon almost all season, averaging 11.0 points, 7.2 boards and 0.4 steals in just 22.5 minutes per game before this showing. He is likely headed for around 26-28 minutes, so he'll be around 13 and eight in the short term. Friday, 11:17 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 29 points in bad loss
    Damian Lillard scored 29 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers during an 86-82 loss to the Kings on Friday.

    Advice: This was a bad loss for the Blazers after they were starting to turn it on with their 4-2 run coming into this game. Lillard looked like he was going to have a huge night with a strong first quarter, but the Blazers as a team didn't score more than 22 points in any of the four quarters. Luckily for them, they get the Kings again on Saturday in Portland. Friday, 9:49 pm
  • Kris Dunn scores career-high 22 points
    Kris Dunn scored a career-high 22 points vs. the Hornets on Friday with seven assists, five rebounds, three steals and two triples in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He was back on the bench with Justin Holiday (personal) back in the lineup, but it seems like it's just a matter of time before he takes Jerian Grant's spot. Perhaps the most impressive part of this line was that he finished with one turnover, as he was averaging 3.4 TOs per game prior to Friday. He hit 10-of-16 shots and gets a great chance to build on this performance against the Suns on Sunday. Friday, 9:10 pm
  • Andre Drummond grabs 15 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 11 points with 15 rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks in 35 minutes against the Pacers during a 107-100 loss on Friday.

    Advice: This was a bad loss for the Pistons with a 22-point lead during the third quarter. As for Drummond, that makes it 15 straight games with 12-plus boards, which puts him one shy of Moses Malone's record of 16 straight games with 12-plus boards to start an NBA season. While Drummond's free throw shooting has dropped from that absurd 77.8 percent he had as of Nov. 7, at least he's been at 50 percent or better in each of his last four games. Drummond is a playing big minutes and has a chance at a 20-15 in almost any matchup. Friday, 6:39 pm
  • Dinwiddie, Crabbe, Carroll, RHJ & Book start
    Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carroll, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Trevor Booker will start against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: This is the same starting lineup as Tuesday, but using it against Utah is somewhat noteworthy. Booker has played very well and so has Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, so coach Kenny Atkinson just wants his best five out there despite Booker being so short for a five man. Friday, 3:42 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) ruled out
    Jon Leuer (ankle) is inactive for Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He hasn't been expected to play all day. With Leuer out, it will likely be Eric Moreland getting the backup center minutes because Domantas Sabonis is active. If Sabonis is limited, maybe we get some Boban Marjanovic action. Friday, 3:35 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) doubtful for Friday
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said Jon Leuer (ankle) didn't participate in the walkthrough and is doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This is not surprising after it was reported that Leuer had a "flare up" on Thursday. Leuer has missed six straight games due to the ankle issue. Eric Moreland will continue to serve as Andre Drummond's primary backup at center. Friday, 9:25 am
  • Kings assign Georgios Papagiannis to G-League
    The Kings have assigned Georgios Papagiannis to their G-League affiliate.

    Advice: Papagiannis, the 13th overall pick in the 2016 draft, is averaging just 2.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.3 minutes over four appearances for Sacramento this season. Friday, 6:28 am
  • Marcus Morris makes an impact
    Marcus Morris scored 12 points in a start against the Warriors on Thursday with four rebounds, one assist, one block, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Now that he doesn't have a minute limit, Morris seems to have found himself. In his last five, he's averaged 14.6 points, 5.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 2.0 treys. He doesn't have much upside and doesn't do much on defensive stats, so he's only a borderline hold. Thursday, 8:41 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) had a flare up
    Jon Leuer (ankle) felt tight on Wednesday on and had a "flare up" on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not practice today after he did not play on Wednesday. Leuer was available to play, but the tightness kept him out. If he's out again, Eric Moreland could get minutes in the upper teens like his 19 on Wednesday. Thursday, 1:20 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores season-high 28
    Avery Bradley hit 8-of-18 shots and a season-high six 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 28 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's scored at least 20 points in three straight games and is averaging 22.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.8 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting in November. Hopefully you hung in there with him during the early, dark days. Thursday, 2:59 am
  • Brandon Ingram scores career-high 26 points
    Brandon Ingram posted career-highs with 26 points and 11 boards during a 115-109 loss to the 76ers on Wednesday, adding three assists, two blocks and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: He scored just 14 points in his previous two games, making 4-of-19 from the field in those games. The key to Ingram's success tonight was getting to the rim, with nine of his 18 shots coming inside of three feet, and converting on his mid-range jumpers. Ingram has also improved his jumper to 35.1 percent this year, which tops his 31.6 as a rookie. Besides that aforementioned two-game hiccup, Ingram was starting to trend up for his fantasy owners. Wednesday, 10:59 pm
  • Damian Lillard gets 26/11/7 with five triples
    Damian Lillard helped the Blazers stave off the Magic on Wednesday for a 99-94 victory, posting 26 points, a season-high 11 rebounds, seven assists and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: Dame is on the cusp of first-round value, thanks in part to career-high averages in rebounds (5.6), steals (1.3), FT percentage (93.1%), and even blocks (0.5). He's scoring 24.4 points per game despite shooting 40.4%, which would be a career-low, and when his accuracy goes up his fantasy value will follow suit. Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Antonio Blakeney in CHI rotation 'for now'
    Antonio Blakeney played 26 minutes off Chicago's bench on Wednesday, scoring 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting with three 3-pointers, two rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: "Blakeney showed some real signs," coach Fred Hoiberg said after the game. "He can get to the basket ... He really went out there and showed that he can stay in the rotation for now." It's important to remember the "for now" part of that quote, which likely alludes to the fact that Justin Holiday (personal) was out tonight, and Zach LaVine (knee) could start taking contact in the next few weeks. There's no reason to move on Blakeney in almost any league. Wednesday, 10:03 pm
  • Kris Dunn starts, hits 1-of-11 FGs in 29 mins
    Kris Dunn made his first start of the season on Wednesday, but he shot just 1-of-11 to finish with three points, six boards, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Justin Holiday was out tonight for personal reasons, which bumped Dunn into a dubious starting lineup alongside Jerian Grant, Quincy Pondexter, Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez. The result was nothing short of disastrous, with Chicago falling behind by 20 points after one quarter. Dunn is a viable steals specialist, but beware his damaging percentages (42.9% FGs, 66.7% FTs) and high turnovers (3.4). Wednesday, 9:56 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) gets healthy DNP-CD
    Jon Leuer (sprained left ankle) was available to play on Wednesday but he didn't leave Detroit's bench.

    Advice: Leuer is part of a big-man committee for the Pistons, but tonight it was Eric Moreland playing 19 minutes to finish scoreless with nine boards and two blocks. Neither guy is a fantasy asset while Andre Drummond, Tobias Harris and Anthony Tolliver (nine points in 31 minutes) are healthy. Wednesday, 9:06 pm
  • Kris Dunn will start Wednesday vs. Thunder
    Kris Dunn will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: This was the expected move with Justin Holiday (personal) taking the night off, but if Dunn plays well, he could potentially stick as a starter. He should see his minutes in the mid-30s as a starter tonight, so Dunn could be someone to think about as a low-budget DFS option. Wednesday, 10:09 am
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) available to play Wednesday
    Jon Leuer (ankle) will be available to play Wednesday against Milwaukee.

    Advice: He's spent the past five games on the sidelines, so the Pistons may want to ease him back into things with limited minutes. Anthony Tolliver and Eric Moreland might not play as much tonight, but none of these guys can be considered viable targets in most settings. Wednesday, 9:36 am
  • Trevor Booker scores 12 points in start
    Trevor Booker started at center on Tuesday vs. the Celtics and scored 12 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Timofey Mozgov hasn't given the Nets much this season, so there's a chance Booker could stick in the first unit. He finished 5-of-10 from the field and knocked down both of his free throws, so put him on your radar if you could use a big. Keep in mind that the Nets are off until Friday. Tuesday, 7:02 pm
  • Marcus Morris hits 8-of-12 for 21 points
    Marcus Morris hit 8-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 21 points, 10 rebounds and one assist in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

    Advice: Morris has been a bit hit-or-miss, but is playing pretty well for the Celtics. He caught fire in the fourth quarter tonight and scored 11 points in the decisive quarter. He's a decent add in 12-team leagues, despite the presence of Jayson Tatum. Tuesday, 7:01 pm
  • Trevor Booker will start at center on Tuesday
    Trevor Booker will replace Timofey Mozgov in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Booker had missed four straight due to back soreness before returning Saturday vs. Utah. This will be his first start of the season. Booker did start 43 games in 2016-17 and averaged 9.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 26.6 minutes per start. He's worth consideration as an inexpensive dart throw in DFS tournaments on Tuesday. Tuesday, 3:46 pm
  • Marcus Morris starting, Baynes to the bench
    Marcus Morris will replace Aron Baynes in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game in Brooklyn.

    Advice: Kyrie Irving (face) will be back in the lineup tonight, so the Celtics will return to their standard starting five of Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Morris and Al Horford. Morris has played much better as a starter this year with averages of 14.7 points, 5.0 boards and 1.7 triples per contest on 45.7 percent shooting, so feel free to get him active. Baynes might not play much tonight against the small-ball Nets, so he's not a great target in most settings. Tuesday, 3:08 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) questionable for Wednesday
    Stan Van Gundy said Jon Leuer (ankle) participated fully in practice on Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Leuer has missed five consecutive contests since spraining his ankle back on Halloween. If Leuer is out again on Wednesday, Anthony Tolliver and Eric Moreland will again soak up most of his minutes. Tuesday, 10:58 am
  • Kris Dunn likely to start on Wednesday
    Coach Fred Hoiberg said that he will likely start Jerian Grant and Kris Dunn in the backcourt on Wednesday vs. OKC.

    Advice: Justin Holiday (personal) will not be with the team following the birth of his first child, opening a spot in the starting lineup. Dunn has played relatively well of late. Over Chicago's last three games, he is averaging 13.7 points (on 51.4 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 3.0 steals in 28.6 minutes per contest. He should be expected to exceed 30 minutes on Wednesday, which makes him an enticing DFS option. Tuesday, 9:27 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 15 points vs. Denver
    Damian Lillard scored 15 points vs. the Nuggets on Monday, adding seven assists, five rebounds, four steals, two triples and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Lillard only hit 4-of-14 shots, but nailed all five of his freebies from the line. He's in a bit of a rut over his last three games with 15.3 points on 32.6 percent shooting, but it's just a matter of time before he heats up again. Monday, 9:44 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores six points in 32 mins
    Brandon Ingram scored six points in 32 minutes against the Suns on Monday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover.

    Advice: He's back in a slump again, averaging just 8.0 points, 4.7 boards, 1.7 assists, 0.7 blocks, no steals and no 3-pointers in his last three. Ingram is going to be prone to slumps because of how he scores, but it is somewhat encouraging that Ingram has been to the line 6.2 times per game over his last five. He should get better as the year goes along. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Damian Lillard not concerned about finger
    Damian Lillard (finger) said he sat out of Sunday's practice as a precaution.

    Advice: The injury is to his ring finger on his left (non-shooting) hand, but Lillard said it's not going to be an issue. He will be ready to roll for Monday's game vs. Denver, so get him into your lineups and don't think twice about it. Nov 13, 8:52 am
  • Andre Drummond grabs 17 boards vs. Heat
    Andre Drummond made 3-of-8 FGs and 2-of-4 FTs for eight points on Sunday, but he added a game-high 17 rebounds, four assists and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Pistons didn't lose during their five-game homestand, improving their record to an impressive 10-3, trailing only the red-hot Celtics in the East. Drummond now has at least 12 rebounds in every game this season, putting him in Moses Malone territory, and he's holding onto top-25 roto value even with his FT% slipping on a nightly basis. Nov 12, 4:15 pm
  • Avery Bradley helps Pistons win 5th straight
    Avery Bradley sank 9-of-19 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs to score 24 points on Sunday, making two 3-pointers with six rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Bradley did his damage in 30 minutes and he's now scored at least 20 points in six of Detroit's past nine games. It's been a smooth transition for Bradley in Detroit, and he's giving fantasy owners just what they expected in scoring (16.4 points per game), 3-pointers (1.8) and steals (1.5). Detroit will go for their sixth straight win vs. the Bucks on Wednesday. Nov 12, 4:10 pm
  • Marcus Morris coming off the bench
    Marcus Morris will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: The Celtics continue to mix up their starting lineups based on the matchups, so they will go Aron Baynes and Al Horford in the frontcourt. With Jayson Tatum playing really well, Morris is more of a deep-league asset this season. Nov 12, 10:57 am
  • Kris Dunn gets chance in second half
    Kris Dunn ended up with 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals across 26 minutes off the bench Saturday at San Antonio.

    Advice: Dunn joined Bobby Portis in the starting five to kick off the second half, as Paul Zipser was sent to the bench and Lauri Markkanen (ankle) was on the shelf. The former standout at Providence College made the most of his chance, and he is averaging 13.7 PPG with 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 APG and 3.0 SPG over his past three outings. He is clearly better than Paul Zipser, and there is no reason Dunn shouldn't be playing more minutes until David Nwaba is healthy enough to re-join the mix. Nov 11, 9:05 pm
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