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  • Larry Nance not affected by his hip ailment
    Larry Nance (hip) finished a perfect 5-of-5 from the field across 28 minutes off the bench Friday against the Pacers, posting 10 points.

    Advice: Nancne also chipped in with 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots to quell the fears of his fantasy owners. He was rather limited in a lopsided loss on Wednesday, but he played with no restrictions and a lot of production in this one. It appears safe to trust him in all fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams after this solid performance, although his fantasy appeal remains rather limited as long as Kyle Kuzma, Brook Lopez and Julius Randle are also healthy and sucking up frontcourt minutes. Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma posts three triples in victory
    Kyle Kuzma (hand) finished with 13 points in Friday's 99-86 victory against the visiting Pacers.

    Advice: Kuzma suffered a sprained joint in his hand in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game, but he was able to tough it out. He was just 5-of-15 from the floor, including 3-of-9 from behind the 3-point line, while going 0-of-3 from the free-throw stripe. He did chip in with five rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 32 minutes to offset the ugly shooting night. Yesterday, 10:59 pm
  • Julius Randle effective in Friday's home win
    Julius Randle (finger) was able to start Friday's 99-86 victory against the Pacers, finishing with 14 points.

    Advice: Randle hit 7-of-12 from the field while adding four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over his 20 minutes. He is playing with a jammed right ring finger and fracture, but the ailment didn't seem to affect his shot in the win. If you were hesitant to use him in your fantasy lineup because of the injury, fear not. He looks like he'll be just fine playing through the situation. Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis blocks three more
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: The blocks stood out, which is hardly a surprise for the NBA's top shot blocker this season. As for his scoring, Porzingis has seen a downward trend in points per game for every month so far this season. He's struggled more on two-point shots lately, especially in the paint at just 26-of-64 in January (40.6 percent). That's actually worse than his above-the-break 3-pointers percentage at 42.2 percent. No need to worry here, of course. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis snags 14 boards in loss
    Domantas Sabonis posted 15 points with 14 rebounds across 35 minutes in Friday's 99-86 road loss against the Lakers.

    Advice: Sabonis hit 6-of-10 from the field while also blocking two shots and posting an assist, as he continues to start in place of the injured Myles Turner (arm). His scoring has been a bit erratic lately, but he continues to pull down his fair share of rebounds. He is averaging 11.3 rebounds per game over his past seven outings, making him an outstanding short-term fantasy addition if you need boards. He'll have his hands full with LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol and the Spurs in Sunday's road game, however. Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Joe Johnson scores 15 points vs. Knicks
    Joe Johnson scored 15 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He had a wide-open look for a 3-pointer in the corner that would've tied the game 19 seconds left, but it did not go down. The Jazz playing from behind may have helped Johnson's playing time along with Hood being dinged up, so don't expect him to hit 27 minutes too often. This decent game doesn't really make him an add in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko moves to the bench
    Jonas Jerebko scored three points with one rebound in 12 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: Now that Rudy Gobert is back, Jerebko could find himself out of the rotation in some matchups. Drop him. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Derrick Favors takes a hit with Gobert back
    Derrick Favors scored seven points with seven rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 27 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: His on/off splits with Rudy Gobert have some stark differences, so his fantasy owners should expect him to take a noticeable dip on the stat sheet. Favors should still be able to be around 13 and eight with some defensive stats. He's still a hold in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Dragan Bender scores just three
    Dragan Bender scored three points with eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: It was all good just a week ago. Bender was surging last Friday with a 20-point gem two Sundays ago and a 14-point outing last Friday, but he's scored just nine points in his last three games combined. Marquese Chriss (hip) is probably going to miss more time, but obviously Bender isn't gaining much ground with his recent slump. Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Tobias Harris finishes with team-high 17
    Tobias Harris went for a team-high 17 points in Friday's 122-112 setback against the Wizards.

    Advice: Harris hit 7-of-19 from the field, and 1-of-7 from behind the arc, so it wasn't the best of shooting nights. He made up for it by adding three rebounds, an assist and a steal with just one turnover across 31 minutes. Since his seven-point effort on Jan. 13 in Chicago, Harris has posted 16.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 blocked shots over his past three outings. The points are only slightly under his season average despite the poor shooting recently. Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores 26 points in victory
    DeMarre Carroll matched his career-high 26 points during a 101-95 win over the Heat on Friday, adding six rebounds, one assist, one block, two steals and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: It's his fifth 20-point game of the season and he's also scored in double figures for six straight. Carroll did have a mild tweak to his right knee, but he obviously looked fine. He also closed as the power forward in this game, which will be important for him because of D'Angelo Russell getting in the mix to take wing minutes away. The needle doesn't move too much on Carroll here because DAR's return may hurt his playing time, so he's more of a hold than anything else. Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • Andre Drummond pulls down 21 rebounds
    Andre Drummond finished with 14 points, 21 rebounds and eight assists over 43 minutes in Friday's home loss against the Wizards before fouling out late in the fourth quarter.

    Advice: The Pistons might have fallen by 10 points at home, but it was no fault of Drum. He brought it on Friday, hitting 4-of-5 from the field while adding 6-of-8 from the free-throw line, adding eight assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Six of his rebounds were at the offensive end, too, giving his team second chances to score. Yesterday, 8:23 pm
  • Markieff Morris just misses double-double
    Markieff Morris finished with 13 points and nine rebounds across 32 minutes in Friday's 122-112 win at Detroit.

    Advice: Morris didn't have a great shooting night, going just 4-of-14 from the field while making 1-of-5 from behind the arc, but he made up for it by going 4-of-4 from the free-throw stripe while adding two assists, a steal and a blocked shot with just one turnover. Scott Brooks tried to light a fire under his team after an ugly performance last time out, and it seemed to work with a 10-point road win against a decent squad. Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Deyonta Davis plays well off the bench
    Deyonta Davis returned to the bench on Friday vs. the Kings, but played well with five points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He had eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, four rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes in a fill-in start for Marc Gasol (illness) on Wednesday, but Gasol was back in the lineup tonight and played 27 minutes. There's still a good chance Gasol is moved before the deadline, and if that happens Davis would be the next man up. He has some stash appeal in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Quincy Acy comes through late
    Quincy Acy scored seven points with four rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He was big time late in this game and was the best option against Hassan Whiteside. Acy has seen plenty of minutes with 23.6 per game over his last five, averaging 8.0 points, 5.4 boards, 0.8 blocks and 2.2 treys. You could do worse in a deep league. Yesterday, 8:08 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores four points in loss
    Skal Labissiere (shoulder) played 28 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring four points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: He hit 2-of-8 shots, but he got the job done in other categories and played 28 minutes compared to 19 for Zach Randolph. Z-Bo is likely going to be rested every second or third game going forward in an effort to let the younger guys develop, so keep a close eye on Labissiere if you need a big man. Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • James Johnson scores eight in 24 minutes
    James Johnson scored eight points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: For the most part, Johnson did look a step slow in this game and it may have cost him a few minutes. On the plus side, he had a very nice drive against DeMarre Carroll in the fourth and he did close this game. Maybe his ankle is still bothering him, but his fantasy owners should continue to plug him into their lineups. Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Ennis, Hart, Brewer, Kuz & Randle starting
    Corey Brewer, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, Josh Hart and Tyler Ennis will start against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: The Lakers are missing a lot of bodies here and they'll go small against the Pacers. Randle is also playing with a finger fracture. Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Kosta Koufos a healthy scratch
    Kosta Koufos was a healthy scratch on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The Kings are going to rest two out of their five veterans every single game, so Koufos is going to have a lot of time to think about life on the bench in the second half of the season. Yesterday, 7:25 pm
  • Serge Ibaka invisible in win over Spurs
    Serge Ibaka was invisible in Friday's win over the Spurs, scoring just four points (2-of-7 FGs) with seven rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Ibaka usually guards the opponent's best frontcourt player, but coach Dwane Casey switched Jonas Valanciunas onto LaMarcus Aldridge pretty early into this game because Ibaka wasn't giving the Raptors anything. You have to wonder if his knee is acting up again, as he hasn't blocked a shot in four straight games and is shooting 35.1% from the field in that span. After a strong December, his value is trending down in a hurry. Yesterday, 6:55 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) is available
    Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) is available on Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert (knee) is back in the lineup and will see about 24 minutes, so Jerebko isn't a lock to see any action. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 6:47 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) a game-time call
    Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) is a game-time call vs. the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: His status may not matter with Rudy Gobert (knee) back, but there will be certain matchups when the Jazz will need him. We'll have an update shortly. Yesterday, 5:48 pm
  • Wall, Beal, Otto, Morris & Gortat starting
    The Wizards will stick with their usual starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Scott Brooks suggested changes were coming to the lineup, but apparently he'll wait at least one more game to make a big change. Markieff Morris hasn't exactly played well lately, so he could use a strong game today. Yesterday, 3:38 pm
  • Draymond Green not on injury report
    Draymond Green is not on the injury report for Saturday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He should be back after missing Wednesday. Green's injury was classified as soreness, so it was likely more of a maintenance day. He will probably get a full workload as the Warriors look to set their franchise record for consecutive road wins as they go for their 15th. Yesterday, 2:08 pm
  • Julius Randle (finger) expected to play
    Julius Randle jammed his right ring finger and suffered a fracture, but he’s scheduled to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's being called a mallet fracture, which is just below the tip of Randle's finger. The Lakers will need him with Brandon Ingram (ankle) possibly missing this game. Randle is a lefty, so this injury may not affect him too much on offense. He's an option in DFS and should be owned in standard leagues now that he's seen consistent minutes. Yesterday, 11:38 am
  • Kyle Kuzma (hand) will play on Friday vs. IND
    Kyle Kuzma (hand) will play on Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He tweaked his non-shooting hand on Wednesday and did not return. The Lakers were blown out, so not returning in that game is almost irrelevant. With Brandon Ingram (ankle) likely out again, Kuzma could be very busy tonight, especially with Lonzo Ball and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also out. Yesterday, 11:28 am
  • Skal Labissiere listed as probable vs. MEM
    Skal Labissiere (shoulder) is listed as probable for Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It would appear he'll be back in action after missing Wednesday's game. It's going to be a guessing game on who sits for the Kings, but the best guess would be Kosta Koufos because of Zach Randolph returning to Memphis tonight. Labissiere will have some stand-alone value in the short term, but most of his value lies in his mysterious upside. Yesterday, 11:19 am
  • Jon Leuer to have season-ending ankle surgery
    Jon Leuer (ankle) will have season-ending surgery on Friday.

    Advice: 2017-18 has been a lost season for Leuer. He played in only eight games, with his final appearance coming back on Halloween. Hopefully, this surgery to correct ankle issues he's been dealing with for years will put him on track to return fully healthy for training camp next September. He should obviously be left on waivers in all fantasy formats. Yesterday, 9:03 am
  • Woj: The Pels aren't trading Anthony Davis
    The Pelicans have "no intention of trading Anthony Davis," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    Advice: There have been some rumblings this season that the Celtics might try to pry Davis from New Orleans; however, Woj shot down that idea. "Boston's uniquely positioned in that they have draft picks and young players and all the things — if a team was gonna trade Anthony Davis — all the things you'd want,'" said Woj. "But [the Pelicans] aren't trading Anthony Davis... He wants to make it work in New Orleans." Yesterday, 6:43 am
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) ruled out Friday
    Chandler Parsons (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Parsons hasn't played since the end of December, and the Grizzlies continue to rule him out a day ahead of each game. He fantasy value has evaporated, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all standard fantasy formats. Yesterday, 6:30 am
  • Domantas Sabonis scores nine in loss
    Domantas Sabonis scored nine points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal in 33 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: No narrative street for Arvydas' son in Portland. He actually hasn't done much as the starter in the last four games, averaging 10.0 points, 11.8 boards, 0.5 blocks and 0.3 steals. Sabonis hasn't really played well on the defensive end lately, but it's not like Al Jefferson is going to push him for minutes. He should have a more productive game against Lakers on Friday. Thursday, 9:27 pm
  • Clint Capela scores 20 points in win
    Clint Capela scored 20 points with five rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday.

    Advice: He probably should be getting more Most Improved Player love and he's off to a great start this month, averaging 15.6 points, 11.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.4 steals in his previous January games. Not much else to say here besides congratulations to those who drafted him. Thursday, 9:10 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute scores 14 points in start
    Luc Mbah a Moute made a start for Trevor Ariza (suspension) on Thursday, scoring 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: His playing time may have been a little higher than this, but the Rockets went with a more traditional lineup against a bigger Wolves team for most of the fourth. Expect Mbah a Moute to play around 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday, so he will be on the board as a DFS punt play or as a streamer. Thursday, 9:08 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko is questionable for Friday
    Jonas Jerebko (back spasms) is questionable for Friday against the Knicks.

    Advice: The Jazz may not need him with Rudy Gobert (knee) probable to play. Derrick Favors would likely slide over to more power forward, so Jerebko may be out of the rotation anyway. Thursday, 5:17 pm
  • Woj: Derrick Favors is 'available'
    On ESPN's The Jump, Adrian Wojnarowski said that Derrick Favors is "available" and that teams are calling about him.

    Advice: Wojnarowski mentions the Cavaliers as a potential suitor, and it's no secret that they could use some rim protection -- they've also been linked to DeAndre Jordan. Favors has an expiring contract which is attractive to a team like Cleveland, and it makes sense for Jazz to entertain offers or he could simply walk as a free agent this summer. Thursday, 7:25 am
  • Larry Nance (hip) looks fine in 23 minutes
    Larry Nance (hip) finished a lopsided loss on Wednesday with six points on 3-of-5 shooting, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers were blown out and coach Luke Walton spread minutes across 13 different players, so there's not a lot to learn from this game. Julius Randle was efficient with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting, but no other Laker scored more than 10 points tonight. Yuck. Wednesday, 9:34 pm
  • Deyonta Davis starts for Marc Gasol (illness)
    Deyonta Davis started for Marc Gasol (illness) on Wednesday, posting eight points on 4-of-6 shooting, four rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The 21-year-old held his own in his first start in the NBA, which is encouraging for a Grizzlies team that might commit to rebuilding sooner rather than later. Gasol is day-to-day so Davis is only on the radar as a potential streaming option vs. the Kings on Friday. Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis ties season-high w/ 6 blks
    Kristaps Porzingis tied his season-high with six blocks on Wednesday, adding 21 points, nine rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: KP was grabbing his left thumb at one point, but he closed out this game and looked fine, so we're leaving him off the injury report. He didn't turn the ball over in 33 minutes and has been a shot-blocking machine lately, averaging 3.2 swats in his past dozen games. Wednesday, 9:07 pm
  • Serge Ibaka very quiet in 24 minutes vs. DET
    Serge Ibaka was very quiet on Wednesday with two points on 1-of-5 shooting, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Aside from sporadic DNPs, Ibaka has been a sneaky value this season for 8-cat and 9-cat owners, but he's struggling lately -- in his past four games he's averaging 9.0 points on 37.5% shooting, 4.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.8 threes, 0.5 blocks and 0.0 steals. If you want blocks, boards and a big man who won't hurt you anywhere, this is a good time to make buy-low offers. Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Andre Drummond w/ 25 & 17, makes 12-of-15 FGs
    Andre Drummond made 12-of-15 shots to score 25 points on Wednesday, adding 17 rebounds, four steals and two assists in 38 minutes.

    Advice: The Pistons lost their third straight game despite Drummond's big game, and they were undone by inefficiency -- aside from Drummond, they shot 34.2 percent as a team. Detroit is still clinging to the No. 8 seed in the East with a 22-21 record, and the push for a playoff spot should ensure Drummond and other key guys play big minutes in the second half of the season. Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Anthony Davis held to eight points vs. ATL
    Anthony Davis cooled off on Wednesday with eight points (2-of-8 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 38 minutes.

    Advice: AD recently joined Charles Barkley as the only players with at least 45 points and 15 rebounds in consecutive games, but he couldn't keep it going vs. Atlanta tonight. This was the fewest points he's scored in a game (at least 20 minutes) since Jan. 2015, and fatigue may have been a factor -- this was the second of back-to-back games. Alvin Gentry has said he'd like to rein in AD's minutes, but we'll believe it when we see it. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma (hand) to the locker room
    Kyle Kuzma (left hand) went to the locker room in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and will not return.

    Advice: It's being called a sprain to his metacarpal-phalangeal joint, which is basically where the pinkie meets the palm. The Lakers are down big in the fourth, so Kuzma not returning isn't really big news. He checked out with seven points, one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes. We should get an update after the game or tomorrow, but expect Kuzma to be day-to-day for now. Wednesday, 7:00 pm
  • Markieff Morris quiet in 15 minutes Wednesday
    Markieff Morris (ankle) had two points, five rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes on Wednesday.

    Advice: Morris didn't practice on Tuesday and reportedly had both of his ankles iced after Monday's game, but it sounds like the typical bumps and bruises of an NBA season. He committed four fouls during his limited time on the court, but the Wizards also rested starters at the end of a blowout tonight. Expect better vs. Detroit on Friday. Wednesday, 6:51 pm
  • Deyonta Davis will start on Wednesday
    Deyonta Davis will start on Wednesday against the Knicks.

    Advice: Coach J.B. Bickerstaff really talked up Davis before the game, saying he "has been groomed for these moments" with Marc Gasol and Brandan Wright out. If he can avoid foul trouble, he could be in for a big night as a very strong DFS play. Wednesday, 4:42 pm
  • Markieff Morris (ankle) will start Wednesday
    Markieff Morris (ankle) will start Wednesday vs. Charlotte.

    Advice: Morris did not practice on Tuesday after rolling his ankle in Monday's loss to Milwaukee, but the ankle issue won't be anything that forces him to miss any game-time action. Joining Morris in the starting five will be John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and Marcin Gortat. Wednesday, 3:11 pm
  • Skal Labissiere (shoulder) ruled out vs. Utah
    Skal Labissiere (shoulder) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Jazz.

    Advice: Just when it looked like Labissiere was going to get minutes on a regular basis, he has to sit out as the Kings turn to their youth. Coach Dave Joerger said he's expected to rest 2-3 veterans per game, but maybe this time Zach Randolph and Kosta Koufos suit up. On the other hand, the Kings could turn to Georgios Papagiannis or run more small-ball lineups, but either way Z-Bo and Koufos can't be trusted. Willie Cauley-Stein is really the only reliable Kings big these days. Wednesday, 1:04 pm
  • Larry Nance (hip) probable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (right hip pointer) is probable to play Wednesday vs. Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Nance tweaked his hip on Monday but was able to play through it, and it sounds like that's what he'll be doing tonight. Check back for official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • Draymond Green, Iguodala won't play Wednesday
    Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) and Andre Iguodala (calf) will not suit up for Wednesday's game in Chicago.

    Advice: Green said his shoulder feels fine, so we'd expect him to get back out there for Saturday's game in Houston. With both Green and Iguodala watching from the sidelines on Wednesday, Jordan Bell will draw the start and there will be more minutes available for guys like David West, Omri Casspi and Nick Young. Wednesday, 9:10 am
  • Derrick Favors could be an option for CLE
    Derrick Favors could be a potential trade target for the Cavs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Advice: Cleveland is looking to add some size, and Favors is available, so it'll be interesting to see if anything becomes of this report. Favors value in Cleveland would depend on the moving pieces, but it's tough to see him improving his stock with the Cavs. He's also been linked to the Bulls, but his value would likely take a hit there if they didn't also move Robin Lopez. Wednesday, 7:30 am
  • Kristaps Porzingis says game slowing down
    Kristaps Porzingis said he was forcing things too much on offense during his cold shooting stretch.

    Advice: "I’m just trying to slow down mentally. That’s helping me know," Porzingis said. "I’m not thinking I need to score as much. I just want to be involved. When the shots come, I’m going to take them, and they’re going to be higher-percentage shots, not as many contested shots and not as much me fighting to get the bucket." Porzingis is adjusting to being the No. 1 guy in the offense, but with Tim Hardaway Jr. back, and Porzingis being more selective with his shots, his shooting percentages should start to trend upward. Wednesday, 7:03 am
  • Anthony Davis posts 45-point monster line
    Anthony Davis hit 16-of-34 shots and 13-of-15 free throws for 45 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks in Tuesday's 116-113 overtime win at Boston, the third straight for the Pelicans.

    Advice: This wasn't a season-high performance for AD, as he went off for 48 points and 17 rebounds on Sunday against the Knicks. Davis has been crazy good for three straight games, as well as the whole season, and is averaging 43 points, 14 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 2.3 blocks over his last three. Unfortunately, he's also played 45, 50 and 41 minutes in each of those games and big minutes are not what AD's owners need from him. You have to wonder if there's a chance he sits on Wednesday night against the Hawks. The good news is he looks fully healthy and energized, and even rammed home a dunk after the buzzer as an exclamation point tonight. Tuesday, 7:17 pm
  • Labissiere (shoulder) questionable Wednesday
    Skal Labissiere is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz with a left shoulder strain.

    Advice: All we have to work with is the injury report, so we don't know any details on the severity or whether or not he practiced on Tuesday. If Labissiere can't go, we should see Zach Randolph play a lot of minutes after he was rested in his last outing. The Kings are trying to get their younger guys more playing time, so keep an eye on the second-year big man. Tuesday, 5:40 pm
  • Chandler Parsons (knee) ruled out Wednesday
    Chandler Parsons (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Although the Grizzlies have confirmed that Parsons doesn't have any structural damage to his knee, he hasn't played since the calendar flipped to 2018. Even after he is finally cleared for contact, he will have strict minute limitations and will be held out of back-to-backs. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 3:06 pm
  • Draymond Green, Iguodala questionable vs. CHI
    Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) and Andre Iguodala (calf) are questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Green was icing his shoulder after Monday's win, and it's become a reoccurring issue this season, so it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him hit the sidelines on Wednesday night with a matchup against the 16-27 Bulls. The same can be said about Iguodala. If both these guys are out, there minutes will be divvied up between Kevin Durant, David West, Omri Casspi and Jordan Bell. Tuesday, 12:56 pm
  • Larry Nance (hip) questionable for Wednesday
    Larry Nance (right hip pointer) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

    Advice: Nance played through the hip issue on Monday, but it may have gotten worse overnight. We'll have a better idea on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if he does need to hit the sidelines, Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle would pick up most of his minutes. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 12:25 pm
  • Markieff Morris (ankle) unable to practice
    Markieff Morris (ankle) did not practice on Tuesday after rolling his ankle in Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Morris reportedly had both of his ankles iced up after Monday's contest. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Charlotte. If Morris is unable to suit up, Mike Scott and Jason Smith would see an uptick in minutes. Tuesday, 9:31 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute returned to action on Monday January 15. Tuesday, 1:30 am
  • Clint Capela snags seven rebounds in loss
    Clint Capela went for 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots over 28 minutes in Monday's road loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: Capela hit 6-of-10 from the field while turning it over just once. The most impressive part of his stat line was the six offensive rebounds, keeping possessions alive for the visitors. Unfortunately they needed a lot more, as they Clips outscored the Rockets by eight in the second half to secure a much-needed victory. He has swatted at least one shot in each of his eight games since returning from a right orbital fracture on Dec. 29. Monday, 10:17 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores seven points in start
    Skal Labissiere started on Monday vs. the Thunder and scored seven points with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He was 3-of-10 from the field and didn't score or grab a board in the second half, but the biggest takeaway is that he's about to be unleashed -- Zach Randolph was a DNP-CD and coach Dave Joerger said he's going to rest two veterans in every game going forward. His stash appeal is growing despite tonight's quiet fantasy line. Monday, 8:10 pm
  • Draymond Green just misses triple-double
    Draymond Green hit 5-of-14 shots and was 0-for-5 from downtown for 11 points, but also had a season-high 16 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks, just missing a triple-double in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: This would have been his third triple-double of the season and it feels like they're tougher to come by across the league this season. Green's not a dynamic scorer on a loaded Warriors' team, but that hasn't stopped him from being worth a second-round fantasy pick. Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Mbah a Moute and Tarik Black are available
    Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) and Tarik Black (eye) are available on Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He's been out for about a month and was averaging 6.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.3 minutes before the injury, but he'll more than likely have some restrictions for a bit. He's only worth keeping an eye on in very deep leagues. Monday, 6:03 pm
  • Deyonte Davis blocks five shots in win
    Deyonte Davis played 14 minutes and hit 4-of-5 shots for 10 points, five rebounds and a career-high five blocks in Monday's 123-114 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He was great in limited minutes tonight, but unless Marc Gasol gets traded (which is a real possibility), Davis doesn't get enough run to be used in most fantasy leagues. And over his last five games, despite tonight's solid one, he's averaging just 2.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in eight minutes per game. Monday, 5:49 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma plays well in ugly loss
    Kyle Kuzma hit 6-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 29 minutes off the Lakers bench in a 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: There's not much to say here. This is what Kuzma does, although he did get a lot more run than Julius Randle tonight and got some extra touches with Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball in street clothes. Kuzma looks like the steal of the NBA Draft and one of the waiver-wire pickups of the year in fantasy leagues where he went undrafted. Monday, 5:29 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko starting vs. the Pacers
    Jonas Jerebko is back in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Rudy Gobert (knee) is at least a week away from a return and Thabo Sefolosha may need season-ending knee surgery, so Jerebko may have some low-end value as a 3-point specialist this week. His long-term outlook isn't great, though. Monday, 5:23 pm
  • Larry Nance double-doubles in loss
    Larry Nance played through a hip injury suffered on Monday and double-doubled with 15 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three blocks in 26 minutes.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-9 shots and owners might want to monitor him going forward, as he was in a lot of pain after banging hips with Deyonte Davis and was wearing a huge contraption around his waist when he wasn't playing in order to ease the pain. He's double-doubled in two of his last three games and left early with a cut above his eye on Saturday. He's banged up, but playing well when the minutes are there. Monday, 5:22 pm
  • Julius Randle quiet in loss to Grizzlies
    Julius Randle played just 22 minutes and had nine points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 2-of-7 shooting in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Randle is alternating big games with duds right now and the Lakers were getting blown out in this one. Luke Walton rolled mostly with his bench brigade in the second half and this was a disappointing night for Randle, given that both Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball were out with injuries. Randle had 23 points and 15 boards in his previous game and will look to get back on track against the Thunder on Wednesday night. Hang in there with him. Monday, 5:12 pm
  • Larry Nance Jr. (back) available to return
    Larry Nance Jr. hurt his back during Monday's game against the Grizzlies, but he's available to return.

    Advice: He got bumped on a drive to the hoop, hit one of two of his freebies and then limped his way back to the locker room. We'll provide another update after the game, but it doesn't seem like he's dealing with anything serious. Monday, 3:43 pm
  • Quincy Acy posts 13 points off the bench
    Quincy Acy was back to the bench Monday against the Knicks with Tyler Zeller (hip) back, but Acy responded with 13 points over 22 minutes.

    Advice: The double-digit scoring performance was actually Acy's first of January, as he was averaging just 5.5 points per game in his previous seven outings in the month. he can be a cheap source of rebounds for fantasy owners in deeper leagues, and he has three blocked shots over his past two outings. However, he is also fighting for crumbs with Jarrett Allen and Jahlil Okafor, so not much to see here. Monday, 3:34 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores 22 points in home loss
    DeMarre Carroll went for 22 points with eight rebounds, three assists and a steal over 30 minutes in Monday's 119-104 loss against the Nets.

    Advice: Carroll was 6-of-13 from the field, including 2-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, and the 'Junkyard Dog' posted career highs with free-throws made (eight) and attempts (nine). Carroll is averaging 16.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game over his past three outings. He remains a solid source of cheap boards, steals and triples for most fantasy owners. Monday, 3:26 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute expected to play Monday
    Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is expected to play Monday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: He's been out for a month, so if he is able to get out there tonight, he'll likely be dealing with a minutes limit. Mbah a Moute isn't worth owning in most leagues, but he could take away some minutes from P.J. Tucker once he's fully up to speed. Monday, 3:02 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis dumps in 26 points
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points with nine rebounds and two blocked shots across 27 minutes in Monday's 119-104 victory at Brooklyn.

    Advice: Porzingis was a solid 8-of-14 from the field, including 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point line, while adding 8-of-11 from the free-throw stripe. His minutes were somewhat limited dude to four personal fouls, but he obviously still had a very nice line. He had a much better time than his last outing aginst the Nets Dec. 14, when he left in the first half with a sore knee. In his previous two full games against Brooklyn he is averaging 28.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per outing. He'll get another crack at them at MSG on Jan. 30. Monday, 2:43 pm
  • Markieff Morris held to six points in 24 mins
    Markieff Morris was held to just six points on 3-of-6 shooting Monday, to go with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Morris had a couple nice games to bring in the New Year, but he's gone back to garbage-mode over the past four with meager averages of 8.3 points, 4.8 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 triples and 1.8 turnovers per game on 54.2% shooting in 28.1 minutes a night. Basically, when Kelly Oubre is playing well, Morris' minutes suffer, and that's likely to remain a trend for the rest of the season. Monday, 2:24 pm
  • Serge Ibaka logs just 17 minutes in loss
    Serge Ibaka played just 17 minutes during Monday's loss to the 76ers, finishing with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and nothing else.

    Advice: The minutes were a season-low for Ibaka, and this is just another example of Dwane Casey not being afraid to mess with his frontcourt rotations when the starting bigs aren't giving him the energy he'd like. That said, Ibaka's playing time was trending towards the 30s through the month of January, so hopefully, Serge's minutes will be back in that range on Wednesday against Detroit. Jonas Valanciunas finished with eight points, five boards, one assist and two turnovers in 14 minutes. Monday, 1:02 pm
  • Andre Drummond disappears vs. Hornets
    Andre Drummond had a tough day on Monday, hitting 1-of-7 shots for three points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The scoring was a disaster, but he helped make up for it with the assists and steals. He was in some foul trouble and just didn't have it today, which was surprising considering he'd been playing well and had 21 points, 15 boards and three blocks on Saturday. It speaks to what kind of season Dwight Howard is having for the Hornets, as he simply dominated Drummond in this one. Monday, 11:59 am
  • Tobias Harris bounces back with 20 points
    Tobias Harris hit 7-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, six rebounds, three assists and a block in 25 minutes in Monday's 118-107 loss to the Hornets.

    Advice: Harris hit 3-of-14 shots and scored seven points on Saturday and scored more points in the first four minutes of Monday's game than he did in that entire game. He's having a fine season, returning early fifth-round value in nine-cat leagues. Monday, 11:51 am
  • Parsons (right knee soreness) out Monday
    Chandler Parsons (right knee soreness) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: He doesn't have any structural damage and recently said that he's day-to-day, but he hasn't been cleared for contact yet. Given his injury history, the Grizzlies aren't going to take any chances. He belongs on the wire in all but the deepest of leagues. Monday, 7:50 am
  • Dragan Bender held scoreless in 30 minutes
    Dragan Bender had a forgettable night vs. Indiana on Sunday, going scoreless on 0-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks.

    Advice: Bender also committed three turnovers in 30 minutes, so there was nothing to salvage the line for fantasy owners. In the previous two games without Marquese Chriss (hip), Bender was averaging 17.0 points, 4.5 triples, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 blocks. Owners should hold tight until we've seen Chriss take the court, although it doesn't help that Phoenix plays just twice again this week. Sunday, 7:31 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) gets 14 rebounds
    Domantas Sabonis grabbed 14 rebounds as a starter on Sunday, but was otherwise quiet with four points on 2-of-5 shooting, one assist and zero defensive stats in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Sabonis was limited by the lopsided score tonight, not his shoulder, and this snapped a streak of five games with double-digit points. Myles Turner (arm) has already been ruled out one more game and it's unclear when he might return, so Sabonis will have a chance to bounce back quickly vs. Utah on Monday. Sunday, 7:27 pm
  • Anthony Davis nets season-high 48 points in W
    Anthony Davis powered the Pelicans to a 123-118 overtime win over the Knicks on Sunday, erupting for 48 points, 17 boards, two triples, four steals, three blocks and four turnovers in 50 minutes.

    Advice: Davis helped the Pelicans overcome a 19-point halftime deficit, hitting numerous circus shots (an example of one in the video below) while rocking a ridiculous 40.9 usage rate through the second half of action. He's now scored at least 40 points in his previous two outings at Madison Square Garden, and this was also the first time we've seen a player go off for 48 points, 17 rebounds and four steals since Michael Jordan did it back in 1990. That's some elite company. Sunday, 4:33 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 25 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points on 10-of-24 shooting Sunday, to go with six boards, four 3-pointers, three assists, five steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Porzingis had a hot start to the game, but he cooled off after halftime, going 4-of-11 from the field through the second half of action and his usage rate also dipped to 24.5. The Knicks blew a 19-point lead, which was partly due to some miraculous play from Anthony Davis, but they also played fairly horribly as a team on the defensive end. Speaking of terrible defense, Enes Kanter finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one turnover in 36 minutes. Sunday, 4:09 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) will play Sunday
    Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) will start on Sunday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Myles Turner (elbow) is out, so Sabonis will start, and he'll be someone to consider in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against Phoenix. Season-long owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active. Sunday, 3:43 pm
  • James Johnson hands out eight dimes in start
    James Johnson dished out eight assists in a start on Sunday, to go with four points, four boards, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The shooting wasn’t pretty as Johnson went just 2-of-8 from the field, but he did do a fantastic job defensively against Giannis Antetokounmpo and had a nice two-man game going with Tyler Johnson. JJ has been better as a starter this season, but Erik Spoelstra will likely continue to alternate the starting four-spot based on the matchup. Kelly Olynyk finished with seven points, seven boards, one steal and one turnover in 18 minutes off the bench. Sunday, 12:31 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) could play Monday
    Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is scheduled to practice on Sunday and if all goes well, he'll return to the court for Monday's game against the Clippers.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute has spent the past month on the sidelines, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll be getting back to the court on Monday. He'll likely be dealing with a minutes limit for his first handful of games, but once he's fully up to speed, he could siphon away some playing time from P.J. Tucker. Sunday, 12:06 pm
  • James Johnson starting, Olynyk to bench
    James Johnson will replace Kelly Olynyk in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This may be a matchup move, as the Heat will need Johnson to defend Giannis Antetokounmpo. He's averaging 28.3 minutes per game in 11 starts and 25.7 minutes in 22 games off the bench, so he'll see a slight bump in value Sunday. He's a must-own fantasy asset regardless of where he begins the game. Sunday, 9:26 am
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) without a timetable
    Jon Leuer (ankle) still doesn't have a timetable to return.

    Advice: Leuer said he's had problems with his left ankle since he was a kid, and he added that there’s a bone fragment that’s stuck in his ligament that is causing the majority of the pain. Surgery is on the table, but Leuer is hopeful to return this season. "Hopefully not the whole season, but that’s something that … I would cross that bridge when I get there." Sunday, 9:01 am
  • Tobias Harris cools off w/ 3-of-14 FGs vs CHI
    Tobias Harris cooled off vs. the Bulls on Saturday with seven points on 3-of-14 shooting, but he added four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He came in averaging 24.7 points over the past three games, with 2.7 triples, 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.7 steals, so owners should be willing to overlook tonight's rough shooting. Harris has only three games with more than two turnovers this season, which highlights his unique appeal in 9-cat leagues -- his 1.0 turnovers per game are third-lowest among players averaging 30+ minutes per game, trailing only Trevor Ariza and Otto Porter. Saturday, 8:49 pm
  • Andre Drummond gets 21 & 15 in all-around gem
    Andre Drummond had another big all-around game on Saturday with 21 points (8-of-13 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs), 15 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, two steals and one turnover.

    Advice: Drummond committed just one turnover and two fouls in 34 minutes, and it's safe to conclude that his rib injury is no longer a concern. He missed one game on Jan. 6, but in the three games since he's averaging a stellar 19.7 points, 16.3 boards, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks. That was against a trio of vulnerable frontcourts, though, and he'll draw a tougher matchup vs. Dwight Howard on Monday. Trainers did look at Drummond's right foot in the second quarter tonight but he looked fine after halftime, so we'll leave him off the injury report. Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Serge Ibaka returns w/ 14 points in 29 mins
    Serge Ibaka returned from his one-game suspension on Saturday with 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting, five rebounds and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Ibaka contributed to Toronto's incredible second-half comeback, cutting what was once a 27-point deficit to just one point late in the fourth quarter, but they couldn't get over the hump. He didn't have any assists, steals or blocks tonight -- it's the fourth time all season that's happened, so owners can expect better vs. Philly on Monday. Saturday, 8:18 pm
  • Double-double for DeMarre Carroll
    DeMarre Carroll finished Saturday's game at Washington with 13 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals across 33 minutes.

    Advice: Carroll finished 6-of-13 from the field, including 1-of-6 from behind the arc, while he was able to post his second double-double in five January outings. That's now five double-doubles in 2017-18, which is a new career high in a single season. Carroll has managed just five total double-doubles over his past three seasons (2014-17) combined. He looked much better than he did Friday in Atlanta, as he made his way back from a two-game absence due to a knee injury. Carroll remains a decent source of cheap rebounds, steals and 3-pointers. Saturday, 6:49 pm
  • Skal Labissiere scores 14 points in 22 mins
    Skal Labissiere went 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-4 from the stripe on his way to 14 points in 22 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 126-105 loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Labissiere also chipped in seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist, one steal and one block in what was one of his better performances of the year. Unfortunately for him, the big man rotation in Sacramento has been an absolute disaster this season, so it'll be tough for him to carve out much value when his minutes are in the low-20s. Saturday, 4:29 pm
  • Quincy Acy will start at center on Saturday
    Quincy Acy will start at center on Saturday vs. Washington, with Tyler Zeller (hip) unavailable.

    Advice: Extended minutes don't always translate to value for Acy, so while he'll earn the start tonight, he's really nothing more than a low-end streamer in deep leagues. Head coach Kenny Atkinson acknowledged prior to the game that more minutes would be falling to Jarrett Allen and Jahlil Okafor sans Zeller tonight, so they're a bit more attractive streamer targets. Saturday, 3:10 pm
  • Kyle Kuzma double-doubles off the bench
    Kyle Kuzma double-doubled in 35 minutes off the bench on Saturday, tallying 18 points, 10 rebounds, one 3-pointer, three assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Kuzma was on fire to start the game, and he didn’t even miss his first shot until late in the third quarter, finishing 8-of-13 from the field and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe. Brandon Ingram exited the game with an ankle sprain, and Larry Nance Jr. hit the sidelines after a cut opened up above his eye, so Kuzma be in line for big minutes on Monday if both those guys are out. Saturday, 2:38 pm
  • Julius Randle double-doubles in overtime win
    Julius Randle posted a 23-point, 15-board double-double during Saturday's overtime win over the Mavs, adding two assists and seven turnovers over 33 minutes.

    Advice: Randle scored the first points of the game for the Lakers, and also hit the game-clinching basket on an impressive putback bucket in OT, so all in all this was a solid performance following Thursday's scoreless outing. With Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Larry Nance Jr. (eye) going down in this one, Randle could be looking at big minutes on Monday in Memphis if neither of those guys can play. Saturday, 2:28 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (shoulder) questionable Sun
    Domantas Sabonis (sore left shoulder) is questionable to face the Suns on Sunday.

    Advice: Myles Turner (elbow) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game, and the Pacers may want to play it safe with Sabonis with Sunday being the first game of a back-to-back set. If he's out, Al Jefferson would have the chance to start and there would be more minutes available for T.J. Leaf. Check back for another update following Sunday morning's shootaround. Saturday, 2:08 pm
  • Larry Nance exits game cut above left eye
    Larry Nance exited Saturday's game with a cut above his left eye and did not return, finishing with two points and seven boards in 19 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: The extent of Nance's injury is currently unclear at this point, but he'll likely be evaluated for a concussion, and there's a chance he could sit out Monday's game in Memphis. If he does indeed hit the sidelines on Monday, that would open up minutes for Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma. Check back for another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Saturday, 1:45 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) a GTD on Monday
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said Luc Mbah a Moute (dislocated shoulder) will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: It's odd that D'Antoni has decided a player will be a GTD for a game that is still three days away; nonetheless, it's confirmation that Mbah a Moute is making solid progress and is very close to returning. Before getting injured, Mbah a Moute was averaging 6.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 25.3 minutes for the Rockets this season. Saturday, 6:19 am
  • DeMarre Carroll returned to action on Friday January 12. Saturday, 12:53 am
  • Clint Capela pulls down 16 rebounds in rout
    Clint Capela finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds across 36 minutes in Friday's 112-95 win at Phoenix.

    Advice: In case you were wondering, Capela's career high is 20 rebounds. He also chopped in with three assists, two steals and a blocked shot over 36 minutes while going an efficient 7-of-11 from the floor. He also tied a team-high with a plus-22 rating in the road win. Capela is on fire lately, averaging 14.8 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game over his past five outings. He and his teammates will have the weekend to rest up before a road outing Monday against the Clippers. Friday, 10:48 pm
  • Draymond Green solid across the board
    Draymond Green finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and a steal over 37 minutes in Friday's 108-94 win at Milwaukee.

    Advice: Green hit 8-of-17 from the field, including 1-of-4 from behind the arc, while hitting 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. He bounced back nicely after an egg-laying in Wednesday's game against the Clippers when he shot just 1-of-9. He has rolled up 10 or more rebounds in five of his six games in the month of January to make his fantasy owners happy. Friday, 10:17 pm
  • Anthony Davis back with a big game
    Anthony Davis (ankle) was not only back in the lineup on Friday against Portland, he erupted for 36 points across 41 minutes on 16-of-23 shooting.

    Advice: No rust here, as 'The Brow' was on fire. He grabbed nine rebounds while posting two assists and two blocked shots, and head coach Alvin Gentry was true to his word by not limiting the minutes of the big man. Davis did not have any ill effects from the ankle whice sidelined him for Wednesday's game. Get him back active in all fantasy leagues for Sunday's tilt on New York. Friday, 9:53 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll scores 13 points in return
    DeMarre Carroll (knee) returned from a two-game absence on Friday vs. the Hawks, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Needless to say, Carroll didn't look limited at all and the Nets felt comfortable enough to play him for 28 minutes -- that's a good sign considering how cautious they are. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier this week that "teams are targeting the availability" of Carroll, but he may not lose a lot of value if he's moved because he's not a high-usage player anyways. If Carroll was dropped and you need steals, triples and boards, go pick him up. Friday, 7:40 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis grabs 15 boards in victory
    Domantas Sabonis made another start Friday against Cleveland, finishing with 12 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 28 minutes.

    Advice: Sabonis was a beast on the glass, and he might have done a little more if not for four personal fouls. It was a good matchup against the small-ball Cavs, and he excelled in place of the injured Myles Turner (elbow). He has some short-term fantasy appeal heading into Sunday's game in Phoenix as long as Turner remains on the shelf, and Sabonis is a great value in DFS with a low salary and plenty of upside. Friday, 7:38 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko plays five minutes
    Jonas Jerebko returned to the bench on Friday vs. the Hornets with zero points and one missed shot in five minutes.

    Advice: He was headed towards a DNP-CD, but Thabo Sefolosha sprained his right knee and didn't return. Jerebko may see a handful of minutes if Sefolosha misses time, but he belongs on the waiver wire in the vast majority of leagues. Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Derrick Favors struggles in return
    Derrick Favors (ankle) was quiet on offense in his return to action on Friday vs. the Hornets, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Dwight Howard and the Hornets have allowed the second fewest fantasy points to centers this season, so the matchup didn't do him any favors. Rudy Gobert (knee) is scheduled to be re-evaluated later this weekend and the Jazz have been linked to Chicago's Nikola Mirotic, so Favors' rest-of-season outlook is a little bleak unless he is a part of any deal. Friday, 6:50 pm
  • Anthony Davis (ankle) available for Friday
    Anthony Davis (ankle) is available on Friday vs. Portland.

    Advice: His ankle is feeling a lot better and coach Alvin Gentry said he won't have any restrictions, so he'll see his normal allotment of minutes as long as his ankle holds up. Check back after the game for an update. Friday, 4:13 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll starting, Harris to the bench
    DeMarre Carroll (knee) will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Hawks, sending Joe Harris back to the second unit.

    Advice: The Nets will roll out a starting five featuring Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, Carroll, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Tyler Zeller tonight, and it'll be interesting to see what Carroll's minutes look like tonight following his two-game absence. Harris isn't a very attractive target while working with the second unit, and Nik Stauskas figures to lose some minutes with Carroll back in action. Friday, 4:00 pm
  • Gentry expects Davis (ankle) to play Friday
    Alvin Gentry said he expects Anthony Davis (ankle) to play Friday vs. Portland.

    Advice: Davis said he was feeling "a lot better" after shootaround, so it looks like he'll be taking the court tonight following a one-game stint on the sidelines. Gentry said that he won't have any sort of minutes limit if he plays, so Davis owners can feel good about rolling him out there for what should be an uptempo game against Portland. Friday, 3:19 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko back to the bench
    Jonas Jerebko will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: The Jazz will go with a smaller lineup with Thabo Sefolosha and Derrick Favors (knee) at the four and five. Jerebko was a DNP-CD in two straight games before his start on Wednesday, so he's not a lock to see minutes tonight. Friday, 3:12 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) will start on Friday
    Updating a previous report, Derrick Favors (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with Charlotte.

    Advice: Favors only missed one game with the minor ankle issue, and there haven't been any reports of a minutes limit, so owners can feel free to throw him out there for tonight's game. Ekpe Udoh will return to the bench, and as a reserve, Udoh can't be considered a viable target in most leagues. Friday, 3:10 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (knee) available to play Fri
    DeMarre Carroll (knee) will be available to play Friday against the Hawks.

    Advice: The Junkyard Dog should be back out there tonight for a matchup against his former team, which should shift Joe Harris back to the second unit. Carroll hasn't played well for a full month, so while he's likely to return to the court, he's not a great target in most settings. Friday, 2:55 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) will play on Friday
    Derrick Favors (ankle) will play Friday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Favors missed Wednesday's game with the minor right ankle sprain, but he's a full four days off, so he should be good to go without any restrictions tonight. With Favors back in the mix, Ekpe Udoh will lose most of his value with the return to the second unit, and Jonas Jerebko won't play as much. Friday, 2:33 pm
  • Anthony Davis (ankle) remains questionable
    Anthony Davis (right ankle) said he is feeling "a lot better" but is uncertain if he will play Friday vs. Portland.

    Advice: When asked how he was feeling and if he would be able to play this evening, Davis responded: "I'm feeling a lot better. We'll see when the time comes." Thus, it appears we are headed towards a game-time decision. If Davis is unable to play, Dante Cunningham would likely draw another start, with Cheick Diallo and Omer Asik seeing spot minutes off the bench. Friday, 9:17 am
  • Larry Nance double-doubles off bench
    Larry Nance played 30 minutes and hit 6-of-9 shots, including a highlight-reel dunk, for 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block on Thursday.

    Advice: Brook Lopez and Julius Randle never got it going in this one, giving Nance a chance to shine off the pine. He's been playing well, especially in his last three games, and is holding ninth-round fantasy value this season, despite the presence of Randle and Kyle Kuzma, who hit just 3-of-12 shots tonight. Nance is worth owning, but he's not going to be all that reliable on nights when Randle, who failed to score in this one, and Kuzma are doing work. Thursday, 11:14 pm
  • Julius Randle fails to score in 18 minutes
    Julius Randle played just 18 minutes and missed all six of his shots, failing to score for the first time this season in Thursday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: He picked up three fouls in the first half and saw his minutes limited, while Larry Nance had one of his better games of the season. It was a bad combination for Randle, who was coming off a big game on Tuesday when he had 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer. Randle had been rolling, but it just wasn't his night. Don't drop him, but do look for him to bounce back against the Mavericks on Saturday. Thursday, 10:50 pm
  • Kosta Koufos double-doubles off bench
    Kosta Koufos came off the bench and hit 7-of-8 shots for 14 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and a block in 25 minutes of Thursday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: He had six points, 15 rebounds and three steals in his previous game and is suddenly hot, averaging 10 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals while shooting 72 percent from the floor over his last five. He's getting all of the backup center minutes for the Kings right now, so just keep an eye on him in case he's going to start racking up double-digit rebounds on a nightly basis. Prior to his last two games, the last time he had double figures in boards was back on Nov. 11. Thursday, 9:53 pm
  • Chandler Parsons (right knee) now day-to-day
    Chandler Parsons doesn't have structural damage in his right knee, but he will not play vs. the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: Parsons spoke to the media and said that he's day-to-day, and that the swelling and soreness in his knee has dissipated. We've yet to hear about him taking contact, though, so his return date is still anyone's guess. With strict restrictions even when he's relatively healthy, there's no incentive to hold Parsons in re-draft leagues. Thursday, 2:06 pm
  • Anthony Davis (ankle) questionable for Friday
    Anthony Davis (right ankle) is officially questionable for Friday's game vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said on Wednesday that there was a "good chance" Davis would be ready to go vs. Portland. We'll assume he's a bit closer to 'probable', therefore, but should know more after Friday's shootaround. If he is ultimately ruled out, expect Dante Cunningham to earn another start with DeMarcus Cousins being even more of a focal point offensively. Thursday, 12:43 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (knee) questionable Friday
    DeMarre Carroll (right knee sprain) is questionable to play vs. Atlanta on Friday.

    Advice: Joe Harris has been starting in Carroll's absence, and both he and Nik Stauskas would take a hit if Carroll is cleared to return. His status could be determined during the Nets' shootaround, so check for updates on Friday afternoon. Thursday, 12:15 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) probable for Friday
    Derrick Favors (sprained ankle) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Favors practiced on Thursday, so unless there's a setback at shootaround it looks like he'll be back in action. Ekpe Udoh thrived as a fill-in starter on Wednesday, with 16 points, nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks, but Favors' return would be a direct hit to his value. Thursday, 12:06 pm
  • Draymond Green (knee) logs 29 minutes
    Draymond Green (right knee soreness) had seven points, 10 rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes vs. the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went 5-of-6 from the FT line tonight, but shot 1-of-9 from the field while missing all six of his 3-point attempts. This is the sixth time all season he's been held without any defensive stats, so that's nothing to worry about. Despite being a constant presence on Golden State's injury report, Dray hasn't missed a game since Dec. 20. Wednesday, 10:48 pm
  • Andre Drummond w/ 22 & 20, DET decimates BKN
    Andre Drummond punished the Nets in the paint on Wednesday, racking up 22 points, 20 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Drummond did whatever he wanted vs. starting Tyler Zeller and backups Jarrett Allen and Jahlil Okafor tonight, but that's not a big surprise. The Nets are giving up the third-most rebounds to opposing frontcourts (only the Kings and Lakers yield more), and this was a perfect matchup for Drummond. He hit 9-of-15 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs, and should also fare well vs. Robin Lopez and the Bulls on Saturday. Wednesday, 9:05 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko quiet in 20 mins as starter
    Jonas Jerebko started vs. the Wizards on Wednesday and scored nine points on 3-of-6 FTs and 3-of-4 FTs in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Jerebko added four rebounds, one assist and one steal, and he started ahead of Thabo Sefolosha tonight. He was coming off a pair of DNP-CDs and this may have simply been a situational move from coach Quin Snyder -- either way, Jerebko hasn't done nearly enough to be worth adding. Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • Joe Johnson scores 16 points in 33 minutes
    Joe Johnson found the range on Wednesday, hitting 5-of-9 FGs and 3-of-4 FTs with three 3-pointers, scoring 16 points in 33 minutes vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: The 17-year veteran continues to log solid minutes for Utah, which could be trying to bolster his appeal around the league -- with an expiring $10.5 million contract, he might attract a team in need of a backup scorer. He added four rebounds, four assists and three steals tonight, but all-around games like this are very much the exception. Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (wrist) gets 18 & 7 in start
    Domantas Sabonis (left wrist) finished a start vs. Miami on Wednesday with 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, seven rebounds and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Myles Turner (elbow) is out at least one more game, which means Sabonis should continue to see a hefty workload. He navigated foul trouble tonight and the only disappointment was a complete lack of supporting stats -- we still like his odds of going off vs. the small-ball Cavs on Friday. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Kristaps Porzingis scores 24 points in loss
    Kristaps Porzingis scored 24 points with six rebounds, one assist and four blocks in a double-overtime loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: After the first quarter, he really disappeared in this game with only four points in the second, third and fourth quarters, but Porzingis did show up in overtime with a dunk at the buzzer (video in link below). He was 0-of-4 from the line in this game, but that seems like a fluke after going 17-of-18 in his previous three games. The Unicorn will be a stud as long as he's in the lineup. Wednesday, 7:46 pm
  • Anthony Davis out, Cunningham starting
    Anthony Davis (ankle) will sit out Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, and Dante Cunningham will start in his place.

    Advice: While Cunningham will get the start, he rarely brings meaningful statistics to the box score regardless of his minutes allotment, so he's still not a great target in most leagues. Per, with Davis off the court, DeMarcus Cousins' usage rate spikes to 38.2, so he'll be a very attractive DFS target today. The Pelicans play again on Friday against Portland, and for now, we'll be considering Davis questionable for that one. Wednesday, 3:37 pm
  • Jerebko starting, Sefolosha to the bench
    Jonas Jerebko will replace Thabo Sefolosha in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Derrick Favors (ankle) is unavailable for Wednesday's game, so the Jazz will roll out a starting five featuring Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh. As a starter this season, Jerebko has posted averages of 9.1 points, 4.0 boards, 1.4 triples and 1.1 assists per contest, so he's basically just a low-end streaming option in deep leagues. Wednesday, 3:32 pm
  • Domantas Sabonis (wrist) will start Wednesday
    Domantas Sabonis (wrist) will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Heat, with Myles Turner (elbow) unavailable.

    Advice: Sabonis will be starting for at least the next two games with Turner unavailable, and with averages of 12.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.3 dimes, 0.5 blocks and 2.4 turnovers per game as a starter this season, he'll be someone to think about in DFS. Head coach Nate McMillan also said he expects Al Jefferson to get back into the rotation tonight, but he's not a viable target in most leagues. Wednesday, 3:06 pm
  • Derrick Favors (ankle) won't play Wednesday
    Derrick Favors (right ankle sprain) will not play Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: This is very surprising news, as Favors has been able to practice this week and was listed as probable on the injury report. The Jazz are still without Rudy Gobert (knee), so they are very thin upfront. Jonas Jerebko, Ekpe Udoh and Thabo Sefolosha should all be expected to see an uptick in minutes on Wednesday. The Jazz will also likely be forced to play a lot of 'small ball' with undersized lineups. Wednesday, 2:40 pm
  • James Johnson suspended one game
    James Johnson has been suspended one game for his altercation with Serge Ibaka on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Ibaka was also hit with a one-game suspension. No surprise here, as both players threw and landed punches in the exchange. Assuming Johnson doesn't appeal the suspension, he will not be available for Wednesday's game vs. Indiana. The Heat could go in any number of directions based on matchups, with Jordan Mickey, Bam Adebayo, Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. all potentially logging a few extra minutes. Wednesday, 1:14 pm
  • Serge Ibaka & James Johnson suspended 1 game
    Serge Ibaka and James Johnson have each received a one-game suspension as a result of their altercation Tuesday night.

    Advice: This was the expected outcome after the two players exchanged punches Tuesday in Toronto. Assuming Ibaka doesn't appeal his suspension, he will serve his suspension Thursday night vs. Cleveland. Pascal Siakam will likely draw the start in place of Ibaka and is an intriguing DFS option. Jakob Poeltl and Lucas Nogueira could also see additional minutes off the bench on Thursday. Wednesday, 1:12 pm
  • Draymond Green (knee) available Wednesday
    Draymond Green (knee) is available to play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: As expected, Green, who was listed as probable, will suit up to take on the Clippers. Because both Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) and Klay Thompson (rest) have been ruled out, Green and Kevin Durant will be popular DFS plays on Wednesday evening. Wednesday, 12:56 pm
  • Parsons (knee) not doing any contact work
    Chandler Parsons (knee) has not been able to go through any contact work since hitting the sidelines on December 27.

    Advice: "He’s not doing any contact stuff," Grizzlies interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "But he’s been able to do a ton of shooting [and] conditioning, and every day we wait to see how he’s building. Things are improving. We’ll keep pushing forward." The Grizzlies haven't given any updates on Parsons, who has missed the past two weeks with what they're calling a "sore right knee," but he doesn't seem close. Leave him on the wire. Wednesday, 7:44 am
  • Derrick Favors could be dealt for Mirotic
    Trade talks regarding a Derrick Favors-Nikola Mirotic swap have reportedly progressed past the preliminary stages and are now getting serious.

    Advice: Favors and Mirotic make roughly the same amount of money, so this could be a straight-up swap, although the Bulls reportedly would like a first-round pick as well. If the Bulls bring on Favors without parting ways with Robin Lopez, Favors would find himself in an unfavorable situation fighting for minutes in Chicago's crowded frontcourt. A trade can't officially go down until January 15, and the Bulls have also received interest from the Pistons, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Wednesday, 7:17 am
  • Kyle Kuzma scores just nine points
    Kyle Kuzma came off the bench to hit 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in 24 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kuzma has been overshadowed by Julius Randle lately and is averaging just 10.2 points over his last five. He averaged 19.5 points in January and 18.2 points in November, but Randle is the guy starting and getting big minutes right now. If you can still trade Kuzma based on his name value, now might be the time to get it done before other owners figure out that it's currently the Randle show in L.A. Tuesday, 10:32 pm
  • Julius Randle scores 22 with 14 boards
    Julius Randle started and played 30 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and six turnovers in a 99-86 win over Kings.

    Advice: Randle looks great after a slow start to the season and is rolling right now, averaging 15.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.8 steals while shooting 53 percent over his last five games. He's outplaying both Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance right now and should be owned everywhere, as he can also back up Brook Lopez at center. The Lakers won back-to-back games for the first time since early December tonight. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
  • Kosta Koufos grabs season-high 15 boards
    Kosta Koufos came off the bench for six points, a season-high 15 rebounds, two assists and three steals in 21 minutes on Tuesday.

    Advice: Not only was this one of his best games in recent memory, but it was his first double-digit rebound game since Nov. 11. Koufos would need for Willie Cauley-Stein to go down with an injury to have any real fantasy value, but he does have six steals in his last three games. Tuesday, 10:02 pm
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