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  • Stephen Curry scores 31 in easy win vs. PHX
    Stephen Curry needed just 30 minutes to score 31 points against the Suns on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He went bonkers in the third quarter with 20 points. This was the 16th time in his career he scored at least 20 in a quarter with nine of those 16 coming in the third. Curry has been incredible in the second half at home, posting a 71.1 true shooting percentage in those 10 games. He's being out-shined a bit by Kevin Durant, but Curry's efficiency is almost as good as it was last year. He's been a top-five player in standard leagues. Yesterday, 11:00 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 14 for Suns
    Brandon Knight hit 6-of-12 shots for 14 points, one rebound, two assists, three turnovers and zero 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: T.J. Warren remains out with a mysterious head injury so Knight continues to get run for the Suns. He's been a popular fantasy addition in many leagues, averaging 15 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five, but he's also hitting just 39 percent of his shots and outside of the scoring, the rest of his numbers leave a lot to be desired. Yesterday, 10:54 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 26 points vs. Suns
    Klay Thompson scored 26 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: He was already tearing it up in his previous eight, averaging 22.8 points, 4.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.8 treys on 47.8 percent from the field. Surprisingly, his six treys tonight were a season high, but he didn't go to the line for the sixth time this season. This big game has him at fifth-round value on the year, but he has an upward trend. Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Jared Dudley gets just 13 minutes Saturday
    Jared Dudley played just 13 minutes in Saturday's blowout loss to the Warriors, hitting 1-of-4 shots for two points, two rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: This was basically his worst game of the season and a little surprising, as he had 17 points and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday. The lopsided score had a lot to do with it, but the bottom line is that Dudley has been maddeningly inconsistent this season. We'd rather own P.J. Tucker. Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Devin Booker heating up for Suns
    Devin Booker played 33 minutes and hit 8-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points and five assists in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Booker's over his ankle injury and is averaging 17.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games, while shooting 42 percent. While the shooting's a concern, now that he's finally healthy again he should start scoring in bunches. He's had 21, 13 and 30 points in each of his last three games. Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 27 in loss to Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe hit 10-of-19 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in Saturday's blowout 138-109 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: You hardly hear Bledsoe's name this season or see him in the highlight shows, but he's killing it, averaging 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. He's returning fourth-round value for the season in leagues that don't count turnovers, and his value appears to be climbing right now. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 19 points in win vs MIA
    Damian Lillard scored 19 points during a 99-92 win over the Heat on Saturday, adding four rebounds, six assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He buried his 2,500th field goal in his career during this game to be the third-fastest Blazer to do so (Petrie, Wicks). Lillard did not shoot the ball well in this game, making just 6-of-19 from the field. He was really heating up before this game, so expect a better line against the Bulls on Monday. Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Allen Crabbe scores 16 points vs. Heat
    Allen Crabbe scored 16 points with three rebounds and four 3-pointers against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been whisper quiet for most of the season due to only a 14.0 usage rate on the season. Crabbe is coming off a 15-point game on Wednesday, but he just isn't adding anything of note in the non-scoring categories on top of the low usage rate. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • P.J. Tucker quietly hot for Suns
    P.J. Tucker had nine points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting against Kevin Durant and the Warriors on Sunday.

    Advice: He came into this one hot and at least stayed relevant with the line and is averaging 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. It's possible you're holding a player doing less than that, so at least give Tucker a look as long as he's starting for the Suns. Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Goran Dragic scores 18 in full line
    Goran Dragic scored 18 points with nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and five turnovers against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He needs some help. Dragic is going to be doing some serious heavy lifting this week and should post early-round value in the short term as long as he can put up decent efficiency. Keep him rolling. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores 26 in blowout win
    Wesley Matthews hit 9-of-17 shots and seven 3-pointers on his way to tie a season high with 26 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 35 minutes against the Bulls.

    Advice: The Mavs surprisingly dominated this game and the strong play of Matthews was a big reason as to why it happened. He's been killing it from downtown lately, hitting at least five 3-pointers in three of his last four games. He's averaging 22 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.8 3-pointers over his last four. After a hot start in an October and a mostly forgettable November, Matthews is crushing right now. Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Tyler Johnson scores nine in 34 minutes
    Tyler Johnson scored nine points on 3-of-14 from the field against the Blazers on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played 21.2 minutes next to Goran Dragic out of necessity with 12.8 minutes as the lone point guard. The Heat need players to help space the offense, so Johnson is looking at plenty of minutes this week. He should be owned in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Deron Williams hands out 15 assists in win
    Deron Williams hit just 3-of-11 shots, but had nine points, two rebounds, a season-high 15 assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Saturday's surprising 107-82 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: After missing eight of nine games with a calf injury, Williams has played in five straight. And while we don't love his game or trust him, he's deserving of some attention right now. He's averaging 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists over his last five games, but is shooting just 34 percent and has just one steal, zero blocks and two 3-pointers over that stretch. If you are desperate for assists, Williams is worth a look. But you'll just have to hope he's not hurt again before you actually get him into your lineup. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Rodney McGruder scores seven in 39 minutes
    Rodney McGruder scored seven points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Heat need wings in the worst way, so McGruder may have the best opportunity for playing time in the NBA. Even with 34.4 minutes per game over his last five, McGruder averaged 8.2 points, 5.0 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. He's worth a look as a desperation play with four games coming up. Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Rajon Rondo awful in blowout loss to Mavs
    Rajon Rondo, who has made no secret about his disdain for the Mavericks, played just 24 minutes, hit 1-of-4 shots and finished with two points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and five turnovers in Saturday's ugly loss to his former team.

    Advice: If there was ever a revenge-game scenario that set up well in fantasy hoops, it was tonight with Rondo. And we're still in a bit of shock that he failed to even show up. Rondo was owned in 42 percent of a FanDuel tourney we looked at, so we weren't the only ones drinking the revenge-game Kool Aid. Not to mention that Rondo was coming off a 15-11-12 monster triple-double against the Cavaliers on Friday night. Maybe the back-to-back was too much for him to handle, or maybe he was trying too hard to embarrass Mark Cuban. But Rondo disappeared at the worst time and the Bulls were the ones who were ultimately embarrassed in the 107-82 blowout. He's still averaging 10 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.8 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five, so just forget about this one and prepare for the next. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Andrew Harrison posts well-rounded line
    Andrew Harrison scored six points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He did struggle with his shot, making 2-of-7 from the field. Harrison has been a decent shooter in his D-League and college career, so he should improve on that front. He should have some value for PG-needy owners for his steals, dimes and even some blocks, but he'll definitely be sub-par in field goal percentage. Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Wade Baldwin gets 20 minutes vs. Lakers
    Wade Baldwin played 20 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday with seven points, two rebounds, nine assists, three steals, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: The Grizzlies keep talking about his development, but he played well on both ends tonight. Baldwin is still behind Andrew Harrison, but his per-minute output puts him on the radar in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Troy Williams scores seven in win
    Troy Williams scored seven points with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: The other Troy stole the show with Daniels dropping 31 points, but Williams was still really solid. He's earned all his playing time with defense, he runs the floor for coach David Fizdale, and Williams is really the only starting option next to Tony Allen. Williams should have some value this week with four games and Chandler Parsons (knee) out for at least another week. Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Rodney Hood plays 28 minutes in return
    Rodney Hood returned from a hamstring injury and played 28 minutes on Saturday, hitting just 4-of-14 shots for 15 points, six rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer.

    Advice: The Nuggets fare poorly against opposing shooting guards, but Hood's shot was a bit funky tonight. The good news is that his hamstring injury kept him out for just one game, so he's hopefully good to go. The bad news is that he's been struggling with his shot, averaging just 12.8 points and hitting 36 percent from the floor in his last four games played. Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Gordon Hayward stays hot in win over Nuggets
    Gordon Hayward hit 9-of-18 shots, three 3-pointers and 11-of-11 free throws to match his season high of 32 points with four rebounds and two steals in Saturday's win over the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hayward has scored 32, 32 and 31 points in his last three games and is averaging 28.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 3-pointers on 51 percent shooting over his last five. His finger injury appears to finally be fully behind him and he's rolling. Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Money Green: Troy Daniels scores 31 points
    Troy Daniels played the best game of his NBA career during a 103-100 win over the Lakers on Saturday, scoring a career-high 31 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Hey now. On Thursday, coach David Fizdale said he's going to "use the heck out of him to get shots" and he wasn't lying. Daniels had a 30.1 usage rate with no turnovers and a 63.7 true shooting percentage. Fizdale also said Daniels wants him to have the "money green light" when he's hot, so it was definitely that color tonight. The Grizzlies are rolling with their Nasty Nine, so feel free to grab Daniels and use him until Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) can return. His green light should be money green with four games next week. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Jamal Murray hits rock bottom Saturday
    Jamal Murray missed all four of his shots and failed to score a point in Saturday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Murray's a mess right now, hitting just 1-of-11 shots in his last two games, and 12-of-45 shots over his last five. After going on a hot streak and scoring between 18 and 24 points in four straight games near Thanksgiving, he hasn't scored more than nine points in any of his last four games. And with Will Barton back and rolling after an ankle injury, the arrow is pointing down on Murray. If you picked him up when he was hot, it's probably time to move on. Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Lou Williams scores season-high 40 points
    Lou Williams was a one-man band during a 103-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring a season-high 40 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 11-of-20 from the field and made all 14 from the line. Williams seemed like he was due for a blow up, and he finally came through. In the previous seven games without D’Angelo Russell (knee), Williams usage rate has increased to 29.5, but his minutes only increased 0.6 from his season average. This massive game boosted him up two rounds of value on the season, putting him inside the top 65 for standard leagues. He's a bit of a sell-high, but Williams is legit under coach Luke Walton. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Jameer Nelson bounces back in loss to Jazz
    Jameer Nelson played 26 minutes and hit 5-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, four rebounds, seven assists and a block on Saturday.

    Advice: Nelson was rolling before Friday's five-point game in 19 minutes, but bounced back on Saturday. He's averaging 15.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 2.8 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting over his last five games, but with Will Barton back and balling at a high level, and Emmanuel Mudiay playing 30 minutes a night, it will be tough for Nelson to keep up this pace. Mudiay played just 22 minutes tonight, which is why Nelson was back in the picture. But Mudiay is healthy, so it would likely take an injury to him or Barton to keep Nelson relevant. Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Will Barton scores 20 in 34 minutes
    Will Barton played through is sore ankle again on Saturday and hit 8-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: He had 17 points, seven boards and five assists on Friday and the fact he made it though back-to-back games should mean the ankle injury is behind him. And with Gary Harris (foot) still out and Jamal Murray as cold as ice, Barton should keep rolling until further notice. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • P.J. Tucker will start opposite Kevin Durant
    P.J. Tucker will start at small forward against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll start opposite Kevin Durant. Good luck, Mr. Tucker. Yesterday, 6:30 pm
  • Hood, Exum and Diaw starting vs. Denver
    Rodney Hood (hamstring) will get the start against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll join Dante Exum, Gordon Hayward, Boris Diaw and Rudy Gobert in the first unit. Hood went through shootaround and there's no talk of him being limited, so get him back in your lineup. Joe Johnson will move back to the bench while Joe Ingles also takes a hit here. Yesterday, 5:33 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Bulls
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He had his minutes increase in his last game, so Williams could get over 30 again tonight. He's a hold while he's healthy, but he's one of the most injury-prone players in the NBA. Yesterday, 5:32 pm
  • Will Barton will play on Saturday
    Will Barton (ankle) will play on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Advice: The Nuggets put him on the report as probable, but he was never in doubt. Barton should be owned in all leagues. Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Rodney Hood (hamstring) a GTD for Saturday
    Rodney Hood (hamstring) fully participated in shootaround and is a game-time decision for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hood missed Thursday's game due to the hamstring injury. Joe Johnson started on Thursday and will likely draw the start on Saturday as well if Hood can't go. Johnson finished with 18 points, four assists and three rebounds in 33 minutes on Thursday. Yesterday, 10:24 am
  • Will Barton (ankle) probable for Saturday
    Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, and Darrell Arthur are listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Utah.

    Advice: Barton had missed 12 of the Nuggets previous 15 games, but looked great in his return to the Denver lineup on Friday night. He finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes. Better yet, he seems to have avoided aggravating his ankle injury. Barton should be locked and loaded in fantasy lineups going forward. Yesterday, 9:58 am
  • Deron Williams (calf) probable for Saturday
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable to play vs. Chicago on Saturday.

    Advice: Williams appears to have finally put his nagging calf issue in the rear-view mirror. D-Will has seen his playing time and production increase in each of the Mavs four previous games, from 15 minutes and four points last Friday to 14 points in 29 minutes on Thursday. When healthy, Willims is a fantasy asset, especially for teams in need of point guard depth. Over the first five games of this season, Williams averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers in 35 minutes per game. Yesterday, 6:40 am
  • Jamal Murray struggles against HOU
    Jamal Murray scored two points with three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 17 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: After winning the November Western Conference Rookie of the Month nod, Murray had a really rough time tonight. He didn't score until garbage time with six of his minutes coming in the fourth quarter. Murray's playing time should be taking a dive, so he'll be more of a stash. He had some really bad mistakes on defending the three, which is a quick way to get on coach Mike Malone's bad side. Friday, 10:47 pm
  • Jameer Nelson loses minutes with Will back
    Jameer Nelson scored five points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The return of Will Barton should really hurt Nelson's minutes. Barton looked 100 percent and ready to take on most of the shooting guard minutes, which is noteworthy for Nelson because he was playing big minutes in two-PG combos. Nelson will have value at some point because he has multiple avenues for minutes and Emmanuel Mudiay is shaky, but Jameer is a drop candidate now. Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Will Barton scores 17 points in 33 minutes
    Will Barton hit the ground running in his return to the starting lineup on Friday, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Well, he looks like himself again. Barton had been battling his ankle sprain since Halloween and only played in three games since then -- he also was awful in those three with a 21.4 field goal percentage. Simply put, Barton has to be picked up everywhere after this one. Friday, 10:39 pm
  • Rajon Rondo triple-doubles in win vs. Cavs
    Rajon Rondo triple-doubled against the Cavs on Friday with 15 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He's had a few phenomenal matchups to get him going strong and his coach has been impressed with how he runs the offense. "I thought Rondo was great all night long," coach Fred Hoiberg said. "You could hear him yelling 'Run with me' to all the guys all game." Rondo will take his momentum in an ultimate revenge game against the Mavs and Mark Cuban with Dwyane Wade (rest) out. After Saturday, it's not a bad idea to try and sell high off the string of favorable matchups. Friday, 10:31 pm
  • Rodney Hood (hamstring) questionable Saturday
    Rodney Hood (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: He was also questionable on Thursday vs. the Heat, but he was ruled out about an hour before tip-off. Joe Johnson started in Hood's place and scored 18 points in 33 minutes, so he will be a nice low-end option if Hood misses his second straight game. Friday, 6:56 pm
  • Mudiay, Barton, Gallo, Faried & Nurk starting
    Emmanuel Mudiay, Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic will start against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: We'll see how many minutes Barton gets in his return. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues while he will take minutes away from all the other forwards and wings. Friday, 6:53 pm
  • Will Barton is active as expected
    Will Barton (ankle) will play against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The earlier report from Chris Haynes of ESPN was as good as gold, so this is not a surprise. Barton may be limited in his first game back, but he's worth a pickup in most leagues. He will take minutes away from Jamal Murray, Jameer Nelson and Wilson Chandler. Friday, 5:30 pm
  • Suns looking to get more dimes?
    The Suns are looking to add more passing into their offense.

    Advice: "It’s been stagnant at times," Eric Bledsoe said of the team’s passing. "But at the end of the day, everybody is happy with how the offense is going. The heart of our team is me, Brandon and Devin. We’re going to have the ball the majority of times." The Suns are 29th in dimes per game and lead the NBA in unassisted baskets per game. There shouldn't be much change overall, but more dimes could add more fantasy value to the Phoenix guards. Friday, 1:33 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night
    ESPN is reporting that Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: Barton started off the year strong, averaging 18 points and five rebounds in 35 minutes over Denver's first three games of the season. However, he has missed 12 of the Nuggets last 15 games due to this nagging ankle injury. It is unknown if Barton will be on a minute restriction Friday. If you have room on your roster and he is still floating around your league's waiver wire, now is the time to nab him. Barton finished last season ranked among the top-85 overall fantasy players, according to Barton's return will likely eat into the minutes of Wilson Chandler and Jamal Murray. Friday, 9:03 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 28 points vs. Rockets
    Stephen Curry scored 28 points against the Rockets on Thursday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first time he's fouled out since 2013, which coincidentally was the last time the Rockets beat the Warriors. The Warriors and the Rockets were bombing treys for a record 88 attempts to shatter the old record of 82, which was set last week. Curry's minutes are also surging these days with at least 36 in four straight. He is the No. 4 player in standard leagues. Friday, 12:14 am
  • Troy Williams struggles with his shot
    Troy Williams made 2-of-13 from the field for five points with two rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: It was a bad game for Williams and he didn't close the game out. He continues to play good defense, so coach David Fizdale isn't likely to take him out of the lineup. Williams should hold value for deep leagues over the next 7-10 days while James Ennis (calf) and Chandler Parsons (knee) are out. Thursday, 10:10 pm
  • Wade Baldwin gets 18 minutes
    Wade Baldwin played 18 minutes with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: After the game, coach David Fizdale said Baldwin played a good game, but he didn't spend too much time talking about him. Baldwin is clearly behind Andrew Harrison and could lose some run once the Grizzlies start getting players back in the lineup. He's more of a deep-league guy with the Grizzlies playing the long game on their first-round rookie. Thursday, 10:02 pm
  • Andrew Harrison hands out eight dimes
    Andrew Harrison scored 11 points with four rebounds, eight assists and one block in 30 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: When asked about Harrison's play after the game, coach David Fizdale said Harrison is "coming" and said this is the highest level confidence he’s seen in the rookie. The coach is also expecting him to be a leader of the group and to not get down on himself after a bad play. These are all very good things to hear with the Grizzlies looking to add another point guard like Toney Douglas. If you're OK with sub-par shooting, Harrison could have value for any owner needing a point guard. Thursday, 9:58 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points vs. Magic
    Troy Daniels matched a season-high 19 points in 29 minutes against the Magic on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: On the heels of a 19-point Wednesday, this is the best two-game run of his career and the first time he's had consecutive games with at least 16 points. Daniels had his best game on defense, closed this one out, and clearly impressed his coach. "Whenever he’s out there, I’m going to use the heck out of him to get shots," coach Fizdale said. Fizdale also asked Daniels what color green light he should have when he gets to let it fly and Daniels said "money green." He may have some short-term value and is worth a look in deep leagues for owners needing treys. Thursday, 9:51 pm
  • Gordon Hayward has huge night
    Gordon Hayward scored 32 points with seven assists, three rebounds, and two steals in Thursday’s loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Hayward hit a season-high in points and has now scored over 30 points in two consecutive games, while scoring more than 20 points in six straight games. He is shooting the ball well recently and maintains a healthy usage rate of 28.3 percent. He is also contributing in assists, rebounds, and 3-pointers. His next game is against the Nuggets who play at the fifth highest pace in the league. Thursday, 9:14 pm
  • Goran Dragic leads Heat in scoring
    Goran Dragic scored 27 points during a 111-110 win over the Jazz on Thursday, adding six assists and four rebounds.

    Advice: Dragic had a strong fourth quarter, scoring 14 of his 27 points and tied his season high in points. With all the injuries on the Heat, he has been playing a lot of minutes, averaging 36.3 over his last three games compared to his season average of 32.5 and has been asked to carry this team. He has at least 16 points in the last three games and has a good matchup on Saturday against the Trail Blazers who play at a fast pace, which should create extra opportunities. Thursday, 8:49 pm
  • Deron Williams gets 30 minutes vs. CHA
    Deron Williams scored 14 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a very encouraging sign to see Williams get this much playing time on the second half of a back-to-back set -- he played 26 minutes on Wednesday. Williams is basically an injury waiting to happen, but he's worth a pickup if you have something to cut and need a point guard. Thursday, 7:13 pm
  • Wes Matthews cools off against Hornets
    Wesley Matthews made 4-of-15 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: He was coming in on fire with 11 treys in his last two games combined. Matthews did have to go to the locker room for about two minutes in real time, but it doesn't appear to be injury related. Despite ugly 35.3 percent from the field on the year, Matthews is worth owning in standard leagues. Thursday, 7:01 pm
  • Heat using same starters on Thursday
    The Heat will start Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Luke Babbitt, Josh McRoberts and Hassan Whiteside against the Jazz on Thursday.

    Advice: There is a shortage of guards in Utah tonight, so McGruder should be busy. Expect to see plenty of Wayne Ellington off the bench. Thursday, 5:19 pm
  • Rodney Hood (hamstring) out vs. Heat
    Rodney Hood (hamstring) is out for Thursday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: He was listed as questionable due to his hamstring strain from Tuesday. This is Hood's first bout with a right hamstring strain in his career, but he's had some durability concerns before and the Jazz will take it easy on him. Joe Johnson should benefit most while there will be more two-PG lineups and some Joe Ingles. Thursday, 4:03 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Hornets
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: He played 26 minutes on Wednesday night, so the back-to-back factor is likely in play on his minutes tonight. Coach Rick Carlisle has rested Williams in the second half of a game before, so that's an option. Williams is a risky asset in standard leagues and is a tough target in DFS. Thursday, 3:52 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) likely to play on Friday
    Will Barton (ankle) is likely to play against the Rockets on Friday night.

    Advice: He's been limited by his ankle injury dating back to Halloween, playing in just three games at 21.0 minutes per outing in that span. Barton has said he wants to be 100 percent before he gives it a go, so maybe that's the case. Since he's been out for the last three, Jameer Nelson and Jamal Murray have both improved. Plus, Wilson Chandler has played more minutes at the three. Barton's playing time is uncertain, so he's not as strong of a pickup this time around. He can get hot, so he's worth a long look in standard leagues. Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • Deron Williams probable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable for Thursday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: Williams was able to play 26 minutes on Wednesday and is likely to see similar minutes on Thursday. He doesn't have a ton of upside, but D-Will is worth a look as a bottom-of-roster player in standard leagues. Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Tyler Johnson returned to action on Wednesday November 30. Thursday, 12:56 am
  • Jared Dudley (foot) posts 17 points Wednesday
    Jared Dudley (foot) returned vs. the Hawks on Wednesday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Dudley missed Sunday's game but it looks like a minor ailment that won't limit him going forward. Phoenix relies on two-point field goals for 60.0 percent of their scoring (sixth-highest in the league), but three-point shots account for just 20.7 percent of their scoring (third-lowest in the league). Dudley's shooting should be critical, in other words, but he's a borderline option in most leagues while Devin Booker and P.J. Tucker are healthy. Wednesday, 10:53 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 23 inefficient points
    Brandon Knight caught a tailwind on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Knight went just 6-of-18 from the field, but he hit all three of his 3-point attempts and he was 8-of-9 at the FT line. The overall scoring looks impressive but he came in shooting 37.5 percent from the field this season, a number that will drop after tonight's high-volume, low-efficiency performance. He's hurting owners in most roto leagues and a trade isn't necessarily a panacea. Wednesday, 10:52 pm
  • P.J. Tucker efficient in win vs. visiting ATL
    P.J. Tucker led the Suns' starters on Wednesday with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, hitting two 3-pointers with three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Tucker has been on fire for his past two games, with a combined 12-of-19 mark from the field, including 2.5 threes, 5.5 rebounds. 1.5 assists and 0.5 steals. T.J. Warren (head) is out indefinitely, which opens up more opportunities for Tucker, but he's not a strong rest-of-season addition. Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 28 points with 10 dimes
    Damian Lillard scored 28 points during a 131-109 win over the Pacers on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He's back after a brief slump with his fourth consecutive game with at least 27 points. Lillard's 564 points to start the season are the most by any Blazer in the first 20 games of a season. He's also the first player with at least 28 points, 10 dimes and four steals in a game this season. Lillard is back to posting first-round value on the season for his standard league owners. Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Jamal Murray quiet again in loss to Miami
    Jamal Murray had another quiet game during Wednesday's loss to the Heat, scoring nine points on 3-of-10 shooting in 23 minutes of action.

    Advice: Will Barton (ankle) and Gary Harris (foot) were both sidelined again, and Murray's owners should strap in for a bumpy ride. The rookie had been red-hot but scouting reports were bound to catch up to him, and he's a combined 11-of-34 from the field in his past three games. Wednesday, 9:55 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (mouth) gets 18 pts, 7 assists
    Tyler Johnson (mouth) returned on Wednesday with 18 points, seven assists, two rebounds, one steal and just one turnover in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson figures to earn extra playing time with Dion Waiters (groin) out for a few weeks, which bolsters his short-term appeal for games vs. the Jazz (Thursday) and Blazers (Saturday). He's been a borderline 12-team option all season even with the Heat close to full strength, so he makes sense as a short-term pickup - especially with Josh Richardson also hurting for the Heat. Wednesday, 9:48 pm
  • Wesley Matthews has five 3s, scores 26 points
    Wesley Matthews stayed hot on Wednesday, making 8-of-19 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs, with five 3-pointers, to finish with a team-high 26 points, two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Matthews said recently that he's "never going to be worried" about his shot, and that he was always confident despite a brutal start from the field this season. In the seven games prior to tonight, he was averaging 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and a whopping 3.6 triples per game, good enough for top-100 value in 8-cat leagues. He's on the upswing and is a fine pickup in most formats. Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Deron Williams (calf) plays 26 minutes Wed
    Deron Williams (calf) finished Wednesday's game with nine points, eight rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Williams' playing time is slowly creeping up, which is one bit of good news in the midst of a depressing season for the Mavs. With a 3-14 record they are dead last in the league, trailing even the 76ers (4-14), Nets (5-12), and Timberwolves (5-13). Williams has late-middle-round upside, but his injury-based risk makes him a borderline option in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Rajon Rondo's efficient 14/8/6 isn't enough
    Rajon Rondo notched 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two 3-pointers on Wednesday, with just one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Bulls lost tonight but they have a 3-0 record this season when Rondo hands out 10+ assists, which highlights his importance to the offense. The problem tonight wasn't a lack of distribution, but a lack of shot-making -- Rondo (6-of-12 FGs) and Bobby Portis (1-of-2 FGs) were the only Bulls players to shoot at least 50 percent, with the team going a combined 35.2 percent from the field. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Wade Baldwin shoots 1-of-6 off Memphis bench
    Wade Baldwin came off the Grizzlies' bench on Wednesday for two points on 1-of-6 shooting, adding three rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Memphis had a 7-3 record in their past 10 games, but they lost tonight and are likely to have a rough time without Mike Conley (back) for the next 6-8 weeks. Andrew Harrison was great in 35 minutes as the starting PG, and a veteran PG could be added in the next week, so Baldwin isn't a speculative add in most leagues. Wednesday, 8:18 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points in loss to TOR
    Troy Daniels came off the Grizzlies' bench to score 19 points in a loss on Wednesday, making 6-of-12 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with four 3-pointers, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vince Carter was out tonight with a hip injury, joining a pile of injured Grizzlies that includes Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons, James Ennis and Brandan Wright. The result was 21 minutes for Daniels, who made the most of the opportunity. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach here, especially while Carter is day-to-day. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores career-high 21 points
    Andrew Harrison started at PG for Memphis on Wednesday, finishing with a career-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four 3-pointers, four assists, three steals and two rebounds.

    Advice: Mike Conley (back) is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, and Harrison is a great pickup even though the Grizzlies might add a veteran PG in the near future. He leads all rookies in minutes played and is the fifth rookie this year to score 20+ points in a game. He averaged 18.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting in the D-League last season, and is worth grabbing until we see where the chips fall in Memphis. Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Rodney Hood (hamstring) questionable vs. MIA
    Rodney Hood (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Tuesday night and did not return. Hood has been a slow healer in the past, so there's a decent chance the Jazz hold him out for the home game. If he's out, Joe Johnson figures to step up the most while Joe Ingles could get a few extra minutes. Wednesday, 5:39 pm
  • Deron Williams in the starting lineup
    Deron Williams (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: He'll likely be limited, but coach Rick Carlisle said he wants to see him add a little more run. Williams is a risky fantasy asset. Wednesday, 5:32 pm
  • Andrew Harrison will start Wednesday vs. TOR
    Andrew Harrison will start Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: With Mike Conley (back) looking at a lengthy absence, Harrison will be Memphis' starting point guard until they sign someone else, and he could be worth a look as a DFS punt play. Tony Allen, Troy Williams, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will join Harrison in the starting unit, and Wade Baldwin should see a decent amount of minutes off the bench. Wednesday, 4:13 pm
  • Will Barton (ankle) out for Wednesday night
    Will Barton (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Nuggets may have brought Barton back too soon last week, so they'll be extra careful. Barton's role could also diminish upon his return because of Jamal Murray playing very well. Barton isn't quite as appealing as a stash these days. Jameer Nelson should also benefit with Barton out tonight.Daily Slant: Even with Danilo Gallinari back in the fold, Wilson Chandler should still see ample run with the Nuggets thin on the wing. Chandler has seen huge run in games that have remained competitive and has poured in at least 25 real-life points in his last two games, and he appears to be the Nuggets most reliable contributor offensively. Mike Malone's rotations can always be volatile, so the Nuggets are best utilized in GPPs. The Heat are ranked sixth or better in defensive efficiency and points allowed per game. Wednesday, 1:29 pm
  • Tyler Johnson will play with mouth guard
    Tyler Johnson (mouth) will play with a mouth guard against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Advice: "I need it. I can't be missing games because I'm missing teeth," Johnson said about playing with the mouth guard. He's had a rough run with mouth injuries in his career, so it makes sense for him to try something new. With Johnson back, Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder should take a hit in playing time. Johnson is worth holding in standard leagues. Wednesday, 11:33 am
  • Jared Dudley (foot) available to play vs. ATL
    Jared Dudley (foot) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Dudley missed Sunday's game due to soreness on the ball of his left foot, but he was back at practice on Tuesday and should step right back into his 25-minute reserve role tonight. With Dudley active, P.J. Tucker's minutes will likely fall closer to the 30-minute mark. Wednesday, 10:50 am
  • Will Barton (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Will Barton (left ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Barton was able to go through Tuesday's practice, so while he'll likely be spending third straight game on the sidelines Wednesday night, it does appear that he's getting close. With Barton out, Jameer Nelson will have another opportunity to start with Jamal Murray being asked to do more with the second unit. Wednesday, 10:12 am
  • Stephen Curry not planning on leaving GSW
    Stephen Curry stated during a recent interview that he doesn't see himself leaving the Warriors during free agency this offseason.

    Advice: It's too early to be talking about free agency, but it would be an absolute shock to see Curry leave Dub Nation after the team made back-to-back trips to the Finals and installed a coach that won him back-to-back MVP honors. The Warriors will also be able to offer him the most money during free agency, thus tilting the odds in their favors. Curry is currently just the fourth-highest paid player in Golden State, but once he's maxed out this offseason, he'll own one of the richest contracts in the league. Wednesday, 6:49 am
  • Gordon Hayward scores season-high 31
    Gordon Hayward hit 8-of-16 shots, three 3-pointers and 112-of-13 free throws for a season-high 31 points, five rebounds and seven assists in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: Hayward got off to a slow start tonight, but came on late to post one of his best lines of the season. He's rolling, averaging 25.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games. He's also been very consistent, scoring between 22 and 31 points in each of his last five. His finger injury is obviously no longer a concern. Tuesday, 9:14 pm
  • Lou Williams continues to play well
    Lou Williams hit 5-of-14 shots for 16 points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 22 minutes on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Williams continues to be efficient in the minutes he receives, averaging over a fantasy point per minute. He is averaging a career-high 16.6 points per game and is currently matching his career-high in steals, despite playing the fewest minutes per game since the 2010-11 season. He should be owned in all formats and continues to be a solid contributor in several categories for fantasy owners. Tuesday, 7:52 pm
  • Rodney Hood (hamstring strain) won't return
    Rodney Hood (right hamstring strain) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This is a massive blow for the Jazz and it's a shame because Hood was having one of his best games of the season. He finished with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting with three assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block and three triples in 20 minutes. Joe Johnson will benefit if Hood misses time and is worth a speculative pickup in deeper leagues. Gordon Hayward and George Hill will be busier as well. Tuesday, 7:49 pm
  • Deron Williams (ankle) probable for Wednesday
    Deron Williams (ankle) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: "I’d like to get him up some and see," said Rick Carlisle in reference to expanding Williams' workload. "Things are trending in a good direction." Williams logged 20 minutes in his return to action on Sunday, and it seems that he could see a slight increase in his playing allotment on Wednesday night. As Williams' minutes go up, Seth Curry's minutes will likely trend in the opposite direction. Tuesday, 11:44 am
  • Andrew Harrison likely to start at PG for Mem
    With Mike Conley (back) out for the next six weeks, the Grizzlies will likely be forced to start Andrew Harrison at point guard.

    Advice: Harrison was undrafted out of Kentucky and spent last season in the D-League. He made the Grizz this year after a strong showing in training camp and quickly earned coach David Fizdale's trust, securing a spot in the rotation. Harrison is averaging over 25 minutes per game this season and is actually fifth on the Grizzlies in total minutes played. However, he has struggled of late. He is just 1-of-18 from the field (5.6 percent) over Memphis' last three games. Nonetheless, the Grizz simply don't have a veteran PG to rely on. Unless Memphis trades for another guard, they will probably start Harrison and play Wade Baldwin behind him off the bench. Harrison has a chance to play 30-plus minutes a night, but will likely only be a fantasy asset in deep leagues. Tuesday, 11:26 am
  • Tyler Johnson (tooth) questionable for Wed.
    Tyler Johnson (oral surgery) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game in Denver.

    Advice: Johnson sat out Monday's game vs. Boston. With both Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow ruled out for Wednesday, there is already plenty of extra minutes to be split amongst Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder. Check back on Wednesday morning for an official update regarding Johnson's status. Tuesday, 9:13 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 25 points in win
    Stephen Curry scored 25 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, four treys and three turnovers in 38 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Curry was 6-of-17 from the field and hit 9-of-11 from the line, and this was the eighth time that Curry, Klay Thompson (20 points) and Kevin Durant (25 points) all scored 20+ points in a game this season. The Warriors have won 12 straight games and get a date with the 11-6 Rockets on Thursday. Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Rodney Hood held to nine points on Monday
    Rodney Hood was held to nine points on Monday vs. Minnesota, adding five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one triple in 32 minutes.

    Advice: This was Hood's second dud in a row after he scored eight points against the Hawks on Friday. Hood finished just 4-of-12 from the field on Monday and took a backseat with Gordon Hayward and George Hill running the show. Hood is still holding onto 8th-round value in standard leagues and gets a favorable matchup against the Rockets on Tuesday. Monday, 9:15 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points Monday
    Gordon Hayward scored 24 points on 6-of-14 shooting against the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: He added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and zero turnovers in 34 minutes. Hayward also got to the free throw line 15 times, connecting on 12 of them. He's scored 22 or more points in each of his last four games and has made a total of 30 free throws in that span. Monday, 9:11 pm
  • Troy Williams scores nine points in start
    Troy Williams made his third start in a row on Monday vs. Charlotte, scoring nine points (4-of-9 FGs, 1-of-3 FTs) with two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: After the rookie scored a career-high 18 points vs. the Heat on Saturday, Memphis coach David Fizdale praised him for his efforts. "He is another kid that stays ready. He is not afraid of the moment," Fizdale said. "He works really hard. He had a great summer. He really took his spot on this team. We are so decimated now at the wing position. I threw him in there and he took advantage of the situation." He's been a little inconsistent, but he's playing 28.7 minutes per game over his last three and is on the radar in deeper formats. Monday, 8:17 pm
  • Andrew Harrison shoots 1-of-8 in loss
    Andrew Harrison shot 1-of-8 from the field in Monday's loss to the Hornets, scoring three points with four assists, one rebound and one triple in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't play well for the third straight game and is shooting a combined 1-of-18 from the field in that span. However, Mike Conley went down with a lower back injury and could possibly miss some time, and coach David Fizdale has previously said that Harrison is the primary backup over Wade Baldwin. That could obviously change, but both players will be worth keeping an eye if we get some bad news on Conley. Monday, 8:07 pm
  • Rodney McGruder scores 11 in start
    Rodney McGruder started on Monday and hit 4-of-7 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, five rebounds, a steal and six turnovers in a season-high 38 minutes of a loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: McGruder has scored in double figures in four straight games and played at least 31 minutes in all four of them. He could take a hit once Justise Winslow is finally back from his wrist injury, so he's not a must-add player right now. But if you're in a deep league and need a warm body, he may suffice. Monday, 7:46 pm
  • Goran Dragic drops 27 & 17 in loss
    Goran Dragic returned from his elbow injury on Monday and went off for a season-high 27 points, a season-high 17 assists and a steal on 8-of-15 shooting in Monday's loss to the Celtics.

    Advice: He also hit 11-of-12 free throws and looked fantastic after missing the last two games with his injury. Hopefully you had him in your lineup for his best game in recent memory. And now you just have to hope he's ready to start going off on a nightly basis for the Heat. Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) will play Monday vs. BOS
    Goran Dragic (elbow) is a go for Monday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Miami seriously needs him with both Tyler Johnson (tooth) and Dion Waiters (groin) out tonight, so his minutes will likely be in the high-30s tonight, and he's on the radar in DFS. Season-long owners should obviously deploy him with confidence. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Matthews was never worried about his shot
    Wesley Matthews said he was "never worried" about getting his shot to drop.

    Advice: "I was never worried about it. That was you guys," Matthews said of his slow start. "I think I said that during the time. I wasn’t worried about my shot. I’m never going to be worried about it. I know the time I put into it, I know the confidence that I have, and I know the confidence that the team has in me." Matthews has been much improved over the past seven games, putting up late-round value with averages of 15.6 points, 3.6 triples and 2.1 dimes per contest on 43.2 percent shooting. Monday, 1:29 pm
  • Tyler Johnson (tooth) ruled out Monday
    Tyler Johnson (oral surgery) will not play on Monday vs. Boston.

    Advice: We would imagine that Johnson should be able to return on Wednesday vs. the Nuggets. Dion Waiters (groin) is also out and Goran Dragic (elbow) is questionable, so Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington (thigh) and Rodney McGruder will have to step up Monday. Johnson is a hold in standard leagues. Monday, 9:34 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) questionable for Monday
    Goran Dragic (elbow) remains questionable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

    Advice: Dragic said over the weekend that he was "hopeful" to play, but he may have to try to give it a go with Dion Waiters (groin) and Tyler Johnson (oral surgery) already ruled out. If Dragic is unable to play, Josh Richardson is going to be one busy man on Monday. Monday, 9:33 am
  • Lou Williams scores team-high 21 points
    Lou Williams made 5-of-13 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs to finish a win vs. the Hawks with a team-high 21 points, four rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Williams has scored 20+ points off the bench in six games this year, exceeding his total from the entire 2015-16 season. He's off to a torrid start and it's hard to avoid a sell-high recommendation since the Lakers are likely to emphasize youth development as the season progresses. Nov 27, 9:53 pm
  • Allen Crabbe hits 2-of-3 triples off bench
    Allen Crabbe was quiet in 29 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring six points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Crabbe started the last time Portland faced the Rockets, beginning the game as James Harden's primary defender, but tonight that honor went to Moe Harkless. The upside is that he made 2-of-3 shots from deep after coming in with a career-worst 33.8 percent mark from downtown. He's getting plenty of easy looks, so eventually that number should trend up. Nov 27, 9:17 pm
  • Wesley Matthews hits 6-of-8 threes, scores 21
    Wesley Matthews drained 6-of-8 three-pointers to finish Sunday's victory with 21 points, three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 39 minutes of action.

    Advice: Dallas improved their record to 3-13 but that's still the worst mark in the NBA, trailing teams like the Suns (5-13), Wolves (5-11), 76ers (4-13) and Nets (4-12). They'll take what they can get at this point, though, and that includes a strong game from Matthews. He got off to a terrible start shooting the ball, but in his past four games he's a combined 14-of-25 from downtown. Now is the time to pick him up if he's floating on your waiver wire. Nov 27, 7:36 pm
  • Deron Williams (ankle) logs 20 minutes Sunday
    Deron Williams (ankle) played 20 minutes during Sunday's home victory, finishing with nine points, four assists, two rebounds and five turnovers.

    Advice: "I think there's a chance [Williams] will play into the second half tonight, but I don't know that for sure," coach Rick Carlisle said before the game. D-Will did start the third quarter but he sat out the final 16 minutes and it looks like the Mavs were keeping him on a strict 20-minute limit. If you own him, it makes sense to at least bench him until his playing time increases. Nov 27, 7:35 pm
  • Brandon Knight logs 17 mins off the bench
    Brandon Knight hit 2-of-10 shots in his 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing the game with just 11 points, two rebounds and three turnovers.

    Advice: It's been a bumpy ride for Knight owners this season, as he's currently ranked well outside the top-200 in standard 9-cat leagues owning averages of 12.5 points, 2.9 assists, 1.1 triples and not much else on 37.5 percent shooting. However, the Suns are just 5-12 on the year, and Knight just really doesn't make sense on the roster, so it's not outlandish to assume he could be traded at some point. A trade could only be good for his value, so he's a hold in most leagues. Nov 27, 4:32 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores season-high 21 points
    P.J. Tucker moved into the starting lineup on Sunday and scored a season-high 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist and one steal in 42 minutes.

    Advice: This was Tucker's 10th career game with 20-plus points, so don't expect the scoring to become a regular thing for the five-year veteran. He can, however, provide sneaky low-end value in deep leagues with his ability to contribute a little bit of everything to the box score, and with T.J. Warren still a few weeks away, he makes sense as a speculative add in deep leagues. Nov 27, 4:21 pm
  • Devin Booker scores 30 points with four treys
    Devin Booker scored 30 points on 11-of-27 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one turnover in 36 minutes.

    Advice: This was the 10th time that Booker has hit the 30-point plateau, and it was his forth time doing so this season. Scoring has never been an issue for the sharpshooter out of Kentucky, but doing so efficiently (41.6 percent shooting on the season), has been a bit of a problem. He also rarely contributes much on the defensive end, which is why he's only been a late-round guy on the year. Nov 27, 4:12 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores career-high 35 points
    Eric Bledsoe went off for a career-high 35 points Sunday, adding four 3-pointers, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Advice: This was Bledsoe's 10th career 30-point game, and the four 3-pointers also tied a career-high. He got off to a slow start this year, but he's been a top-50 play over the past six with averages of 22.7 points, 6.3 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.8 treys and 4.0 turnovers per game while his usage rate has spiked to 32.5. This hot streak does happen to coincide with T.J. Warren (head) hitting the sidelines, but it would be surprising to see a significant drop-off in production when T.J. gets back. Nov 27, 4:06 pm
  • Jamal Murray cools down, scores just 9 points
    Jamal Murray's hot streak came to an end on Sunday, as he hit just 3-of-8 shots in 22 minutes off the bench, finishing the game with nine points, four boards, two assists, one triple and one turnover.

    Advice: Foul trouble was an issue for Murray in this one, but with Gary Harris (foot) still weeks away and Will Barton (ankle) banged up, it makes sense to hold onto the rookie if you swooped him up during his hot streak. Nov 27, 3:57 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 21 points w/ four treys
    Jameer Nelson scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, two boards, three assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Nelson looks like a starter until further notice with Will Barton (ankle) and Gary Harris (foot) ailing, and this was his second productive game in a row (he posted a 21-point, 13-dime double-double on Friday). Nelson could be worth a speculative add in deep leagues for owners seeking some production in triples and assists, but just know that the 34-year-old veteran can fall off at a moment's notice. Nov 27, 3:33 pm
  • Brandon Knight will return to the bench Sun
    Brandon Knight will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

    Advice: While Knight loses roughly four minutes a game when he comes off the bench, his value is actually a bit better as he has more opportunities to create running with the second unit. He hasn't been great this season, but his name has been floated around in some trade rumors as of late, so he's a hold in most leagues as his value could improve dramatically outside of Phoenix. P.J. Tucker will draw the start tonight. Nov 27, 12:00 pm
  • P.J. Tucker starting, Knight to the bench
    P.J. Tucker will move into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, sending Brandon Knight to the bench.

    Advice: Tucker can rack up the steals when given the minutes, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer option with a favorable matchup against Denver tonight. Knight's value is going to take a bit of a hit with the move to the bench. Nov 27, 11:51 am
  • Jared Dudley (left foot) will not play Sunday
    Jared Dudley (left foot) will not play on Sunday vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The severity is not known, but the injury leaves the Suns shorthanded at forward with T.J. Warren (head) out for a while. P.J. Tucker and Dragan Bender should both see an uptick in minutes off the bench, but neither player is worth adding in standard leagues. Nov 27, 10:54 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) hopeful for Monday
    Goran Dragic said he is "hoping" to play Monday against Boston.

    Advice: Dragic said he couldn't extend his elbow when shooting, dribbling or passing after picking up the injury on Monday in Philly, and he hasn't practiced since Wednesday's game vs. Detroit. He's been doing some cardio on the side to stay in shape, but the Heat wanted to take it easy on him over the weekend. The Heat will not practice on Sunday, so we won't hear anything else regarding his status until Monday's shootaround. Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder and Tyler Johnson will all benefit if Dragic misses more time. Nov 27, 10:07 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 34 points in win vs. MIN
    Stephen Curry scored 34 points in a win over the Wolves on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He matched his season high for minutes tonight and hit 30 points for the sixth time this season. The Warriors, like most teams, killed the Wolves in the third with Curry's 17 points leading the charge. They are back to smashing on teams with their NBA-best 13.5 net rating and 11-game winning streak. Better yet for Curry's fantasy owners, coach Steve Kerr says his guys feel fresh, so Curry should continue to drop massive stats. Nov 26, 10:33 pm
  • Troy Williams scores career-high 18 points
    Troy Williams scored a career-high 18 points against the Heat on Saturday, adding three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He was awesome in his second NBA start. Williams' defense should keep him in the lineup and he's shown better offensive output than expected. Additionally, ESPN reports that the Memphis staff views him as an Andre Roberson-type with better offense. Williams should get a big opportunity in the next couple weeks while James Ennis (calf) and Chandler Parsons (knee) are on the shelf. He's still only worth a look in deep leagues. Nov 26, 9:33 pm
  • Troy Daniels was a DNP-CD
    Troy Daniels was a DNP-CD against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He is likely going to remain out of the rotation unless the Grizzlies need threes in bunches. Daniels can be dropped almost everywhere. Nov 26, 9:29 pm
  • Andrew Harrison's minutes take a hit
    Andrew Harrison moved back to the bench on Saturday with six points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover in 24 minutes.

    Advice: With Troy Williams looking outstanding tonight and very good on Friday, Harrison may have some competition for minutes. He should still have minutes in the 20s while the Grizzlies are so thin on the wings. He's worth a look in deeper leagues for his defensive stats. Nov 26, 9:15 pm
  • Rodney McGruder gets 34 minutes
    Rodney McGruder played 34 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with 11 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: That is a lot of playing time for a guy who wasn't in the rotation earlier this season. McGruder's fantasy value is directly tied to Goran Dragic (elbow) missing time and it also helps that Justise Winslow (wrist) is out. Unless you're cutting someone with very little value, McGruder may not have value in 3-4 days. Nov 26, 8:57 pm
  • Troy Williams starting over Troy Daniels
    Troy Williams is starting over Troy Daniels on Saturday.

    Advice: This move was expected with Williams looking good on Friday and Daniels having a tough time. Although, coach David Fizdale could still change his mind. Williams is only worth a look in extremely deep leagues. Nov 26, 4:56 pm
  • Troy Daniels available to play vs. Heat
    Troy Daniels (groin) is available to play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: We'll see what available to play means here, but Daniels isn't a lock to start. He had a bad game on Friday while Troy Williams had some productive minutes. We'll be looking for Memphis' starting lineup and post it ASAP. Nov 26, 4:11 pm
  • Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow out again
    Goran Dragic (elbow) and Justise Winslow (wrist) are out against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: That means the Heat should be rolling with the same starters of Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder, Derrick Williams and Hassan Whiteside. This will be Dragic's second game out due to his elbow issue and he should be considered questionable. Besides the starters, both James Johnson and Tyler Johnson get big bumps in opportunity today. Nov 26, 3:22 pm
  • Goran Dragic listed as doubtful vs. MEM
    Goran Dragic (elbow) is listed as doubtful for Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He missed Friday night's action and was ruled out before warmups. Dragic is only day-to-day, so he has a good chance to play Monday against the Celtics. If he is out for tonight, Rodney McGruder should get another start on the wing while Josh Richardson gets another shot as the starting point guard. Tyler Johnson should also get minutes in the low 30s. Both Richardson and Johnson are worth owning in all standard leagues. Nov 26, 12:18 pm
  • Troy Daniels questionable for Saturday
    Troy Daniels (left groin) is questionable to play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He started for the second time in a row on Friday, but it did not go well in his 19 minutes. If Daniels doesn't play, Troy Williams would be a good bet to start while Andrew Harrison could wind up getting 40 minutes tonight. Daniels has no fantasy value right now. Nov 26, 11:04 am
  • Brandon Knight available via trade?
    Per ESPN, the Suns will make Brandon Knight available in trade talks at the February deadline.

    Advice: After averaging 36 minutes per game in 2015-16, Knight is down to just 25.1 minutes a night this season. He averaging career-lows in points (12.6), assists (3.1) and rebounds (2.7). A trade out of Phoenix would almost certainly boost his fantasy value. Nov 26, 10:00 am
  • Wade Baldwin was signed by MEM on Friday November 25. Nov 26, 12:31 am
  • Stephen Curry scores 24 points vs. Lakers
    Stephen Curry scored 24 points 8-of-17 shooting vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: Curry added five assists, five rebounds, three steals, four triples and three turnovers. He played 36 minutes in the win, but coach Steve Kerr said before the game that he's not planning on resting his studs in the near future -- that's notable because the Warriors play the second game of a back-to-back set on Saturday vs. the Wolves. It makes sense to check his status just in case. Nov 25, 11:27 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 23 points with 10 dimes
    Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points during a 98-85 loss to the Wolves on Friday, adding six rebounds, 10 assists, three steals, seven turnovers and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Since he was semi-benched with only 13 minutes on Nov. 18, Bledsoe is surging again. In those four, he averaged 23.8 points, 7.3 boards, 6.8 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks, 1.8 treys and 4.5 turnovers. Although, those turnovers are really high and coach Earl Watson was not happy with his team turning it over 26 times tonight. Still, Bledsoe is trending up after a brutal start. Nov 25, 10:54 pm
  • Tyler Johnson scores 22 points in 33 minutes
    Tyler Johnson scored 22 points with five rebounds, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes during a 90-81 win over the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: That's three straight games with at least 30 minutes for TJ, and he obviously saw a few extra tonight because Goran Dragic (elbow) did not play. Johnson still looks to be locked into his role around 30 minutes per game despite how he will come off the bench for just about all games, assuming the Heat are not decimated. He's a hold in standard leagues. Nov 25, 10:43 pm
  • Rodney McGruder plays 32 minutes
    Rodney McGruder played 32 minutes in a start for Goran Dragic (elbow) against the Grizzlies on Friday with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He actually closed this game out with the Heat playing well in the fourth. Dragic shouldn't be out for long, so there's no need to add McGruder in most leagues unless you're streaming with hopes of the Heat taking it easy on The Dragon. Nov 25, 10:23 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 w/ 11 assists
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with 11 assists, four rebounds, one block and three triples in a 119-104 win over the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: The Blazers had lost five of their previous six games, so they needed this win in the worst way. Lillard hit 9-of-17 shots from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with just one turnover. He was coming off a 40-point effort vs. the Cavs with 11 dimes and five treys, so his mini-slump is clearly behind him. He gets the Rockets on Sunday in what should be a shootout. Nov 25, 10:04 pm
  • Andrew Harrison scores four in start
    Andrew Harrison started at point guard over an active Mike Conley on Friday, missing all eight shots from the field and making all four from the line with five rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 35 minutes.

    Advice: This was a very weird idea from coach David Fizdale to keep Conley's minutes down in a back-to-back, but he obviously likes Harrison in his rotation. Harrison played 42 minutes off the bench on Wednesday and not even this awful offensive game should cost him many minutes on Saturday. He's on the radar for short-term value in deeper leagues or as a DFS punt. Nov 25, 10:04 pm
  • Troy Williams gets 20 minutes vs. Heat
    Troy Williams played 20 minutes against the Heat on Friday with nine points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He may have earned more minutes with the starters having a tough time out there tonight. Even in a best-case scenario, Williams is likely only going to be used situational. If for some reason Tony Allen does sit on Saturday, Williams could get over 30 minutes. Nov 25, 10:01 pm
  • Troy Daniels gets another start
    Troy Daniels scored three points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Troy Williams played pretty well in the second unit, so Daniels may be bumped from the starting lineup. Although, they both might start on Saturday for the aging Tony Allen. Daniels isn't worth owning. Nov 25, 9:59 pm
  • Jameer Nelson picks up 21 points, 13 assists
    Jameer Nelson started vs. the Thunder on Friday and had 21 points, a season-high 13 assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Denver was playing without Gary Harris (foot) or Will Barton (personal/ankle), which thrust Nelson back into the starting five. Barton is questionable to return for Sunday's game, and his availability will determine whether Nelson (who closed out the game at PG ahead of Emmanuel Mudiay) has more short-term fantasy appeal. Keep an eye on the injury report. Nov 25, 9:11 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 20 points in OT defeat
    Jamal Murray had another strong game on Friday, scoring 20 points (5-of-16 FGs, 8-of-10 FTs) with seven rebounds, two steals, one block and a pair of 3-pointers.

    Advice: Murray had a bad foul reaching in on Russell Westbrook's 3-point attempt late in the game, but he made up for it by drawing a foul on his own game-tying attempt with 8.3 seconds remaining -- then sinking all three freebies. He didn't shot well tonight but has stepped up nicely for the Nuggets' banged-up backcourt, and the team has every reason to develop him. He could retain value even after Will Barton (ankle) fully recovers and Gary Harris (foot) returns in mid-December, so go get him if he's still unowned in your league. Nov 25, 9:08 pm
  • Gordon Hayward scores 24 points in win
    Gordon Hayward scored 24 points against the Hawks on Friday with seven rebounds, two steals, one block, one triple and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He was very efficient, shooting 8-of-14 from the field and hitting all seven of his free throws. Hayward was in a bit of a mini-slump last week, but he's since scored 22 or more points in his last three games and is averaging 23.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.7 treys in that span. Nov 25, 8:38 pm
  • Rajon Rondo has a good game vs. Philly
    Rajon Rondo made 2-of-5 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line for six points with eight rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one turnover in 26 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: That'll work. A lower usage rate with some dimes, boards and steals will be a recipe for success in both fantasy and reality. Rondo's owners would love to see more lines like this one as a low-end asset in standard leagues. Although, this did come against the 76ers. Nov 25, 8:13 pm
  • Wes Matthews quiet in crushing road loss
    The Mavericks added another loss to their league-worst record on Friday, with Wes Matthews contributing just six points on 2-of-8 shooting, three assists, two rebounds, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Dallas recently got back Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles), and Deron Williams (calf) was in the starting lineup tonight, but it didn't matter in a tough road game at Cleveland -- the Mavs trailed by 20 points after one quarter and they ultimately lost by 38 points. Matthews came in shooting just 34.5 percent on the season but he was accurate in his previous two games, so hopefully he'll get back on track vs. the Pelicans on Sunday. Nov 25, 7:14 pm
  • Andrew Harrison to start at PG on Friday
    Andrew Harrison is starting at point guard for the Grizz on Friday night, in place of Mike Conley.

    Advice: We have conflicting reports regarding the status of Mike Conley. At first, it was assumed that Conley had the night off to rest. Then came word that Conley would play, but come off the bench behind Harrison. Stay tuned for a definitive update. Harrison has earned consistent minutes in Memphis' rotation, playing at least 24 minutes in each of the Grizzlies last six games. He played 42 minutes off the bench Wednesday. Nov 25, 4:49 pm
  • Jameer Nelson starting next to Mudiay
    Jameer Nelson will start at shooting guard over Jamal Murray on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone will stick with his familiar backcourt rotation. Murray is playing lights out right now, so he's the preferred option in both season long and for DFS. Nelson is worth a look in deeper formats while Will Barton (ankle) is out. Nov 25, 4:32 pm
  • Jamal Murray will come off the bench Friday
    Jamal Murray will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: He was expected to start with Will Barton (personal) out, but the Nuggets will turn to Jameer Nelson instead. Murray is hot right now and should still get plenty of minutes, especially with Danilo Gallinari also on the sidelines. Nov 25, 4:29 pm
  • Rodney McGruder starting on Friday
    Rodney McGruder is starting on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Goran Dragic (elbow) is out, so McGruder will start next to Josh Richardson and Dion Waiters. With Justise Winslow (wrist) also out, McGruder is not a bad streaming option and is looking at a heavy workload. In his only other start of the season, he played 37 minutes with eight points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Nov 25, 4:20 pm
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) ruled out for Friday
    Goran Dragic (elbow) has been ruled out for Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Just as he got over his ankle injury, a new ailment sends Dragic to the sideline. The Heat said he is only day-to-day, so he may be able to go against the Grizzlies on Saturday. The last time Dragic was out, Josh Richardson started at the point, so that may happen again with Rodney McGruder starting. Even if Tyler Johnson stays on the bench, both he and Richardson should benefit. Nov 25, 3:34 pm
  • Wade Baldwin IV activated for Friday
    Wade Baldwin has been recalled for Friday against the Heat.

    Advice: The Grizzlies need guards big time. Andrew Harrison played a whopping 42 minutes on Wednesday and should get big minutes yet again tonight with Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) still out. Baldwin is not a lock to play tonight. Nov 25, 1:41 pm
  • Jamal Murray likely to start at SG
    Jamal Murray is expected to start for Will Barton (personal) on Friday against the Thunder.

    Advice: Murray has been ridiculous in his last three, posting a truly elite 73.9 true shooting percentage on a solid 26.7 usage rate in 26.5 minutes. That kind of efficiency isn't likely most nights, but Murray has a superb chance at 30 minutes tonight with the Nuggets razor thin on the wing. Murray is worth a long look in standard leagues while Jameer Nelson also benefits here. Nov 25, 11:46 am
  • Goran Dragic (elbow) questionable for Friday
    Goran Dragic (strained left elbow) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Dragic had finally moved past a nagging ankle injury, now we find out he is dealing with an elbow issue. Per Heat reporter Anthony Chiang, Dragic had an ice pack wrapped around his left elbow after Wednesday's shootaround, but said he was "ok" when asked about it. Dion Waiters (strained right groin) is also listed as questionable. If both Dragic and Waiters miss Friday, expected a major increase in minutes for both Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson. Nov 25, 7:57 am
  • Tyler Johnson chips tooth on Wednesday
    Tyler Johnson shattered a tooth in Wednesday's loss to the 76ers.

    Advice: Johnson's replacement tooth shattered during the loss, but it's nothing that will force the guard to miss any time. "I didn't even feel it," he said. "Obviously I felt that there was nothing there. But it didn't hurt or nothing. I thought I swallowed my tooth, though, because I couldn’t find it." Johnson has been inconsistent as of late, but he's still worth a bench spot in standard leagues. Nov 24, 7:13 am
  • Warriors set assists record in blowout win
    The Warriors lost to the Lakers on Nov. 4 this season, but they atoned on Wednesday with a 149-106 trouncing led by Stephen Curry's 31 points, nine assists, five rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Curry's nine dimes were second on the team behind Draymond Green (11), and the Warriors' team total of 47 assists made history. In addition to setting a franchise record, they had the most assists in an NBA game in 25 years (the Suns had 47 assists during the 1991-92 season). Kevin Durant's impact on Steph's fantasy value may have been over-stated -- he's still on pace for top-five value this season. Nov 23, 11:17 pm
  • Jamal Murray scores 23 points vs. Jazz
    Jamal Murray scored 23 points against the Jazz during a 108-83 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: Remember when this guy started his NBA career 0-of-16 from the field? Well, times have changed. In his last three games, Murray averaged 21.7 points, 4.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.7 blocks and 3.7 treys on 57.5 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line. Advanced stats wise, he has a 73.9 true shooting percentage and a 26.7 usage rate in that span. Murray obviously won't be this hot, but he's looking at an added opportunity while Danilo Gallinari (thigh) is out. If you have something you want to cut in a non-shallow league, feel free to give him a look. Nov 23, 10:10 pm
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