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  • Isaiah Stewart scores 18 without a miss on Sunday
    Isaiah Stewart scored 18 points on a perfect 8-of-8 shooting from the floor (1-of-1 3-pointers) and added three rebounds, one assist, and two turnovers, but the Pistons lost to the Nuggets 117-111 on Sunday evening.

    Advice: Beef Stew couldn't miss on Sunday as he even made his only free throw of the evening. He only grabbed three rebounds and didn't tally any defensive stats for the second-straight game. He also fouled out in 27 minutes, but he was dealing with Nikola Jokic so he gets a bit of a pass for that. The problem is that he will see The Joker again on Tuesday, so he is going to have to find a way to rebound and defend without fouling, both of which are easier said than done when going up against the reigning league MVP. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
     
  • Cory Joseph scores 18 w/ 6 dimes in loss Sunday
    Cory Joseph was efficient on Sunday, scoring 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting (2-of-3 3-pointers) to go with six assists, three rebounds, one steals, and two turnovers in Sunday's 117-111 loss to Denver.

    Advice: Joseph bounced back from an 8-point performance on 2-of-7 shooting in Friday's loss to Utah. Joseph has played well in his spot starts for Killian Hayes (hip), but Hayes is considered day-to-day so Joseph's streaming value is on thin ice. The Pistons play Denver again on Tuesday, and if Hayes is out again, he is worth a look as a streamer.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Cade Cunningham goes for 18, 8 & 5 in loss Sunday
    Cade Cunningham put up a full line of 18 points, eight assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, and six turnovers as the Pistons lost 117-111 on Sunday.

    Advice: Cunningham shot 7-of-15 from the floor and 1-of-5 from three, while making all three free throws on Sunday. He did have six turnovers, which was double what he had in his last two games combined, so hopefully, he will get back to being careful with the ball going forward. Saddiq Bey had a decent day, scoring 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting (3-of-8 3-pointers) to go with seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 31 minutes. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:51 pm
  • Cody Martin scores seven points Sunday
    Cody Martin had seven points on 3-of-5 shooting with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers in 29 minutes during Sunday's 113-91 loss.

    Advice: After starting Sunday's game in place of Gordon Hayward (right foot), Martin had an unimpressive line. Martin has yet to show he is worth rostering despite seeing an increase in steals. If Hayward has to miss more time, Martin will play more minutes but should be left on the waivers until he proves there's more here than a few swipes. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:44 pm
     
  • PJ Washington posts 12/7/4 line Sunday
    PJ Washington came off the bench to hit 4-of-7 shots for 12 points on Sunday, adding seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 31 minutes vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Washington has struggled to score in 2022, cracking double digits three times in January. However, he has played well in his past two games and will look to build on that Tuesday night in Toronto. Washington's production has been up-and-down this year, but he usually finds his way onto rosters as a streaming option. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:42 pm
  • Trey Lyles scores 18 points off bench in loss Sun.
    Trey Lyles came off the bench and scored 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting (6-of-9 free throws) to go with five rebounds, one assist, one block, and two turnovers as the Nuggets lost 117-111 to the Pistons on Sunday. 

    Advice: Isaiah Stewart had his hands full with Nikola Jokic, so Lyles had to provide some relief, but as we know, it doesn't really matter who guards Jokic these days because he's just that good. Lyles has now scored in double-figures in two straight games, despite missing all three of his three-pointers on the evening. Stewart is gathering the attention of managers but with Kelly Olynyk (knee) on the cusp of a return, his value is about to take a hit soon. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:40 pm
     
  • LaMelo Ball shoots 6-of-17 in loss to Atlanta
    LaMelo Ball shot 6-of-17 in Sunday's 113-91 loss against the Hawks, scoring 19 points with six rebounds, four assists, one block and four turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Ball's value has dipped in recent weeks due to rough FG% and increased turnovers. If he fixes those issues before the season ends, he could crack first-round value in 8-cat and 9-cat. Fortunately for Ball, his next two games are against teams ranking in the bottom half of the league in defensive efficiency. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:40 pm
    New Player Note
    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • Miles Bridges scores 19 points vs. Hawks on Sunday
    Miles Bridges scored 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, one block and three turnovers across 35 minutes in Sunday's 113-91 loss to the Hawks.

    Advice: The Hornets as a team struggled shooting the ball Sunday night (39.1%), which resulted in their three-game winning streaking being snapped. For Bridges, it was only the third time this season that he didn't record an assist, and his streak of scoring 20+ points was also broken. Nonetheless, Bridges has been a top-15 fantasy player for the past two weeks with averages of 22.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 2.0 triples made on 50.8% shooting, and is showing no signs of slowing down. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:37 pm
     
  • Danilo Gallinari posts 10/7/3 line Sunday
    Danilo Gallinari came off the bench and scored 10 points (4-of-12 FGs, 2-of-6 from deep) with seven rebounds, three assists, one block and zero turnovers in 21 minutes in Sunday's win over the Hornets.

    Advice: After a one-game absence, Gallinari posted a decent line Sunday night. Although he is only playing 23-24 minutes per game, he's a reasonable option if you need 3-pointers, as he's made at least one triple in all but one game this month. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:36 pm
  • De'Andre Hunter scores 20 points Sunday
    De'Andre Hunter hit 6-of-11 shots for 20 points while chipping in two rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and two turnovers across 34 minutes in Sunday's win over the Hornets.

    Advice: Hunter has played well since returning from a 27-game absence, averaging 16.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 2.0 triples on 47.1% shooting. He should be rostered in all leagues as a reliable source of scoring and across-the-board stats for the rest of the season. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Trae Young lights up Hornets on Sunday
    Trae Young scored 30 points on 9-of-20 shooting in Sunday's win over the Hornets, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers across 35 minutes.

    Advice: Young's shot was a little off tonight, but he still managed to score 30+ points for the 18th time this season. The game was close early on, but the Hawks ultimately pulled away for their fourth straight victory. Young continues to flirt with top-10 value on the season for 8-cat and 9-cat, rewarding managers who took him with a high pick this year. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:31 pm
     
  • Jonathan Kuminga goes scoreless over eight mins
    Jonathan Kuminga was scoreless in his eight minutes off the bench on Sunday, bricking both of his shots and finishing with just one assist and nothing else in a win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Kuminga seemed to be headed for some big stat lines when Draymond Green went down with his calf injury, but the rookie's been on a steady downward trajectory over the past three, and tonight's eight minutes were the fewest he's seen since the start of January. Steve Kerr is going to keep Kuminga on a tight leash this year, even if the Dubs are missing some key players, so he's tough to trust in standard leagues. Otto Porter Jr. finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, one assist, three triples, three steals and one block over 31 minutes on Sunday, so he's the guy you want while Green is out. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:31 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins plays 12 minutes in debut Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins played 12 minutes in his debut on Sunday, and he scored 2 points on 1-of-7 shooting from the floor (0-of-3 3-pointers) to go with six rebounds, one assist, and one turnover as the Nuggets beat the Pistons 117-111.

    Advice: Boogie played his first game since January 5th, when he recorded a 15-point and 10-rebound double-double in 20 minutes for the Bucks. He is currently on a 10-day for Denver and he is playing behind Nikola Jokic, so his fantasy value is non-existent at this point in time.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Damion Lee scores 12 points on eight shots in win
    Damion Lee hit 4-of-8 shots for 12 points, two rebounds, four triples, one steal and two turnovers in 24 minutes off the bench during Sunday's win over Utah.

    Advice: Lee was limited to just eight points without any triples in 21 minutes off the bench his last time out, so it was nice to see him find his rhythm tonight, and this was his first game with multiple triples since Dec. 20. He's someone to think about streaming in deep leagues for points and triples on the nights that Klay Thompson (knee) doesn't play, but he's too inconsistent to keep on your roster in 12-team leagues with 13-roster spots. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:24 pm
     
  • Jordan Poole nets 20 points with four triples in W
    Jordan Poole kept his hot streak going on Sunday, scoring a team-high 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the floor and 2-of-2 at the stripe in a 94-92 win over the Jazz.

    Advice: Poole added four triples, three rebounds, two assists, one block and just two turnovers in his 34 minutes of floor time, and he's been in a nice groove over the past two with Klay Thompson (knee) on the sidelines. It's currently unclear if Thompson will be able to return for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, but if he's out again, Poole will continue to shine in a lead role on offense in the Warriors' first unit. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:21 pm
     
  • GSW to start Curry, Poole, Wiggins, Porter, Looney
    Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Otto Porter, and Kevon Looney will start Sunday's game against the Jazz. 

    Advice: Poole is back in the starting lineup, as he'll fill the void left by Klay Thompson (sore right knee). It was believed that Poole would be able to maintain his fantasy value once Thompson was welcomed back into the fold, but things have not worked out that way. He's proven to be more comfortable as a starter than as a sixth man, so this lineup change could be what the doctor ordered for Poole. Make sure he isn't sitting on the waiver wire.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 5:10 pm
     
  • CHO to start Ball, Terry, Martin, Bridges, Plumlee
    LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Cody Martin, Miles Bridges, and Mason Plumlee will start Sunday's game against the Hawks. 

    Advice: Martin will make his seventh start of the season Sunday night, filling in for the injured Gordon Hayward (right foot discomfort). In six prior starts, he's averaged 13.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 2.0 3-pointers in 40.7 minutes per game, so it would be a good idea to stream Martin. Kelly Oubre will also see an increase in playing time, but he can be a bit erratic as far as the field goal percentage is concerned.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 3:43 pm
     
  • Danilo Gallinari, Huerter available to play Sunday
    Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) and Kevin Huerter (hip) will be available to play on Sunday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Gallinari is back after a one-game absence, and Huerter will likely again be logging heavy minutes for the Hawks with Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) still unavailable. Gallinari was coming off four straight double-digit scoring games before he missed Friday's game, so it'll be interesting to see if he can keep that hot streak alive. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 3:08 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) questionable Sunday
    Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) is questionable ahead of Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Gallinari did not play Friday night against the Heat but could play Sunday night. If he remains on the shelf, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will likely play more minutes.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Saturday, 2:31 pm
  • Jordan Poole scores 20 in start Friday night
    Jordan Poole scored 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the floor (2-of-4 3-pointers) and added three rebounds, three assists, one block, and four turnovers as the Warriors beat the Rockets 105-103 on Friday night.

    Advice: Poole has been in a slump lately, as he had scored just 10 total points on 3-of-13 shooting from the floor in his last two games. He bounced back on Friday night though and was a big reason why the Warriors were able to get a win.  Klay Thompson rested, so Poole got to start, but he is expected to play in Sunday's game against Utah. It is hard to count on Poole in games where Klay plays, so don't expect much if you decide to play him Sunday. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 10:03 pm
     
  • Joseph posts low-end line vs. Jazz
    Cory Joseph made another start vs. Utah on Friday, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one triple.

    Advice: Killian Hayes (hip) missed another game and is considered day-to-day, so Joseph is strictly a short-term option. Joseph has been decent as a fill-in starter this season, averaging 11.3 points, 5.6 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.9 triples in seven previous appearances. As the season progresses, it’s likely that Saben Lee leapfrogs Joseph on the depth chart. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 8:34 pm
  • Cade Cunningham drops 25 points on 11-of-23 FGs
    Cade Cunningham racked up 25 points (11-of-23 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with six rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and one triple in 41 minutes vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: Cade was long overdue for a strong showing, as he was well outside late-round territory in his previous five games. In that span, Cade shot 45% from the field and 77% from the line with 13.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 dimes, 0.8 steals and 1.4 triples. Foul trouble has also been an issue lately, but tonight was a good reminder of just how special he can be. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 8:32 pm
  • Ball shoots poorly but posts 10/9/8 line
    LaMelo Ball hit 4-of-12 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, one block and two triples vs. the Thunder on Friday.

    Advice: Ball was coming off his fourth career triple-double and his Hornets have rattled off seven wins in their last eight games. "We are pretty much trying to change the culture here," Ball said. "Bring winning here." Ball’s shot has been a little cold lately with the PG hitting 38% from the field in his previous eight games, but the upcoming schedule is pretty soft so hopefully he’s able to turn the corner. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 6:28 pm
    New Player Note
    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • P.J. Washington scores season-high 20 points
    P.J. Washington (right hip contusion) finished Friday’s game vs. the Thunder with a season-high 20 points, six triples, six boards and two blocks.

    Advice: Washington was ice cold coming into Friday with averages of 3.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 dimes, 1.0 steals and 0.3 triples on 26% shooting in his previous six games, so this came out of nowhere. We know he’s a capable fantasy producer when the minutes and usage are there, but lines like this have been too few and too far between. Fantasy managers are hoping he gets dealt elsewhere. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 6:27 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) won’t play vs. MIA
    Danilo Gallinari has been ruled out of Friday’s game against the Heat with right Achilles soreness.

    Advice: If you’ve learned anything from Malcolm Brogdon, it’s that Achilles injuries can take some time to heal, but we hope that’s not the case for the Hawks veteran. With Gallo and Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) injured and Cam Reddish on the Knicks, Atlanta will rely heavily on guys like De’Andre Hunter and Kevin Huerter at the wing spots, with Hunter looking a bit better despite pretty recently returning from a wrist injury. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 3:30 pm
  • P.J. Washington (hip) available Friday
    P.J. Washington (right hip contusion) has been upgraded to available for Friday’s meeting with the Thunder.

    Advice: Washington has played between 19 and 20 minutes over his last four games, a span in which he’s averaged just 2.5 points per game. We know he can be better than this, so hopefully he can turn it around in a decent matchup (or get traded). NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 2:19 pm
  • Woj: DeMarcus Cousins signing 10-day with Denver
    DeMarcus Cousins signed a 10-day contract with the Nuggets on Friday and will play against the Grizzlies, Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

    Advice: It was rumored that this was the case about two weeks ago, though it never came into fruition. Denver doesn't have a true center to backup Nikola Jokic, so signing a former All-Star to fill in for a few minutes seems like a luxury. While it could turn into a season-long deal if it goes well for Boogie, it's unlikely that he gets enough minutes and touches to make a massive impact in fantasy hoops. If they try some two-big lineups with Boogie and the Joker, it could get interesting. It's also worth noting that Denver plays six games during Boogie's 10-day contract, so he could end up being a nice streaming option for that alone. NBCSportsEDGE.com Friday, 6:34 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) questionable Friday
    Danilo Gallinari (right Achilles soreness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Heat. 

    Advice: Despite dealing with the Achilles issue recently, Gallinari has played in each of the Hawks' last nine games. With Bogdan Bogdanovic sidelined by a knee injury and Cam Reddish now a member of the Knicks, Gallinari has logged consistent rotation minutes and is providing 12th-round value in 9-cat over the last two weeks. Rostered in 15% of Yahoo leagues, he's worth picking up in deeper leagues if you need a player who's eligible at both forward positions.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 2:19 pm
  • P.J. Washington (hip) is questionable
    P.J. Washington (right hip contusion) is questionable for Friday vs. the Thunder. 

    Advice: His production has tanked recently and he's only getting about 20 minutes per game these days, so fantasy managers are probably hoping he's traded elsewhere. The Hornets will likely use a committee approach to soak up his minutes if he's unable to play with Cody Martin, Kelly Oubre and Jalen McDaniels being the candidates to see more run.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Thursday, 10:14 am
  • Cory Joseph scores 19 w/ nine dimes
    Cory Joseph started on Wednesday vs. the Kings and finished with 19 points, nine assists, four rebounds, one block and two triples in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Killian Hayes may miss more time with a hip injury, putting Joseph on the short-term streaming radar for anyone in need of points, dimes and 3s. Just don’t drop someone you’re going to miss for Joseph, as the Pistons will have little incentive to keep playing him much when Killian comes back. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 9:47 pm
  • Trae Young scores 37 points in comeback win
    Trae Young went off for 37 points vs. the Wolves on Wednesday to go with 14 assists, five rebounds, one steal, six triples and five turnovers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks are finally back on track with two straight wins, but they had to work for this one – they dropped 45 points in the third quarter to stun the Wolves. As for Trae, he’s been on a tear over his last four games with 30.0 points, 9.8 dimes, 3.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 3.8 triples on 50% shooting. He’ll get the Heat at home on Friday. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 7:47 pm
     
  • De'Andre Hunter scores 22 points vs. MIN
    De'Andre Hunter notched a season-high 22 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and three triples vs. the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hunter has hit the ground running since returning from injury. In his last five games, he's sitting on 9th-round value in 9-cat with 17.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 dimes, 0.4 steals, 1.2 blocks and 2.4 triples on 46% from the field and 83% from the line. He's now rostered in nearly 60% of Yahoo Leagues, so hopefully you were one of the lucky managers to swoop him up. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • P.J. Washington leaves game with hip contusion
    P.J. Washington exited Wednesday's game with a right hip contusion and did not return, finishing with two points (1-of-4 FG), three rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one turnover in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Washington was scoreless through the first half of today’s game with just one 3PA, which he missed, and he didn’t get his first (and only) bucket until late in the third quarter on an alley-oop pass from Terry Rozier. He also finished 0-of-3 from beyond the arc in this one, so over the past five games, he’s gone 0-of-16 from distance. Yuck. For now, we'll be considering him questionable for Friday's game against the Thunder. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 7:28 pm
  • LaMelo Ball triple-doubles over 32 mins in return
    LaMelo Ball triple-doubled in his return to action on Wednesday, tallying 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, three triples, one block and an unfortunate eight turnovers (career-high) over 32 minutes.

    Advice: Ball burned a lot of managers on Monday when he was listed as “active,” but didn’t actually play, so it was nice to see him actually take the court tonight — although there were some serious warts to his game. He was unusually careless with the rock, committing six turnovers through his first 14 minutes of floor time, and he set a new career-high in TOs midway through the fourth when he tossed the ball out of bounds. He also shot just 5-of-15 from the floor, but we'd anticipate a more efficient outing on Friday vs. the Thunder. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 7:25 pm
    New Player Note
    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • Cory Joseph startings sans Hayes on Wednesday
    Cory Joseph will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, with Killian Hayes (hip) unavailable.

    Advice: Joseph should get some decent run as a starter tonight, so he could be someone to think about as a streamer or DFS option. Joining him in the first unit will be Cade Cunningham, Hamidou Diallo, Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 6:46 pm
  • LaMelo Ball back in starting lineup for Hornets
    LaMelo Ball (illness) is back in the starting lineup for the Hornets on Wednesday after missing Monday's game.

    Advice: That will send Cody Martin back to the bench tonight. LaMelo is joined by Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges and Mason Plumlee in the starting five tonight. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 4:16 pm
    New Player Note
    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • LaMelo Ball, Kelly Oubre Jr. will play Wednesday
    LaMelo Ball (non-COVID illness) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (health and safety protocols) will both be available for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics. 

    Advice: Ball picked up a DNP-CD on Monday so all signs pointed to him actually getting minutes tonight, while Oubre has cleared protocols and will return to a reserve role following a four-game absence. Ball should be in all lineups, and Oubre looked good enough pre-protocols to be worth a play. NBCSportsEDGE.com Wednesday, 3:14 pm
    New Player Note
    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • Isaiah Stewart posts 14 & 11 double-double vs. GSW
    Isaiah Stewart played 28 minutes in Tuesday's 102-86 loss to the Warriors, tallying 14 points (7-of-10 FGs), 11 rebounds, and one blocked shot. 

    Advice: Stewart recorded his third double-double of the season in Tuesday's defeat and his first since December 8. Rostered in 75% of Yahoo leagues, "Beef Stew" is hanging onto top-200 value by a thread, as he hasn't been consistently productive in areas other than points, rebounds, and field goal percentage. Stewart is usually good for at least one block per night, as he's averaging 1.3 per game on the season, but that has been the most that fantasy managers have been able to get out of him this season. Stewart should be held in standard leagues, but we'll see how the eventual return of Kelly Olynyk impacts the center rotation. NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 10:25 pm
     
  • Cory Joseph dishes out six assists in defeat
    Cory Joseph shot 1-of-4 from the field in Tuesday's 102-86 loss to the Warriors, finishing with two points, one rebound, and six assists in 24 minutes. 

    Advice: Joseph started the second half of Tuesday's game, as Killian Hayes had been ruled out due to a thigh contusion. This was the first game of a back-to-back for the Pistons, so fantasy managers should not rule out the possibility that Hayes will have to sit. If so, then Joseph would simply slide into the spot that would have gone to Hayes. Unfortunately, that won't be enough to turn Joseph into a reliable fantasy option in most leagues.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 9:58 pm
  • Jonathan Kuminga posts first career double-double
    Jonathan Kumings started Tuesday's 102-86 win over the Pistons, recording a line of 12 points (4-of-10 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes. 

    Advice: Warriors coach Steve Kerr made a change to his starting lineup, calling upon Kuminga to fill the void in the starting lineup that was left by Draymond Green. The rookie was limited at times by foul trouble, but still, Kuminga found a way to record his first career double-double. Kuminga's rostered in 36% of Yahoo leagues, which is reasonable given the inconsistent playing time. Following the game, Kerr said that Kuminga will start for as long as Green is sidelined, which makes the rookie an obvious streamer. Otto Porter, who was dropped to the bench, finished the win with four points, three rebounds, three assists, and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes. He'll still have some deep-league value, but Porter takes a major hit with Kuminga starting.   NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 9:49 pm
  • GSW to start Curry, Klay, Wiggins, Kuminga, Looney
    Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Jonathan Kuminga, and Kevon Looney will start Tuesday's game against the Pistons. 

    Advice: Kuminga, a lottery pick who's played the best basketball of his rookie season over the last week, will make his third start Tuesday night. He'll fill the void left by the injured Draymond Green, with Otto Porter coming off the bench. Be it as a starter or reserve, Porter has been a dependable option for the Warriors, so hold onto him if you've got him rostered. Also of note here is the return of Curry, who sat out Friday's win in Chicago due to a hand injury.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • Trae Young leads Hawks comeback win with 30/11/4/1
    Trae Young led the Hawks’ comeback Monday and posted 30 points, 11 dimes, four rebounds and a steal in the win over Milwaukee.

    Advice: Young came through with a masterful performance Monday, rallying Milwaukee from a 10-point deficit late to capture victory from the jaws of defeat. Down 99-89 with 6:49 left on the clock, Young scored 15 of his 30 points, including late free throws to ice the game. He continues to operate as one of the NBA's best point guards, and Monday marked his ninth game with at least 30 points and 10 assists in 2021-22. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 6:34 pm
     
  • De'Andre Hunter scores 20 with nine boards Monday
    De’Andre Hunter scored 20 points on 6-of-17 shooting and chipped in nine boards and two assists Monday as Atlanta came from behind late to beat Milwaukee 121-114.

    Advice: Hunter narrowly missed a double-double thanks to his season-high rebound total, and he posted his second 20-point game since his return. He's scored at least 15 points in three of four games, and the field-goal attempts Monday were his most of the 2021-22 campaign. Hunter should be added in 12-team leagues thanks to his recent usage. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 6:21 pm
  • Miles Bridges nets career-high 38 points in win
    Miles Bridges popped off for a career-high 38 points in Monday's 97-87 win over the Knicks, adding 12 rebounds, five assists, five triples, one steal, one block and just one turnover across 39 minutes.

    Advice: Bridges was en fuego from the jump today, dropping in 22 points while only missing one shot through the first quarter, which set a new career-high for points in a quarter and he became the first Charlotte player in 20 years to drop in 20-plus points through the opening quarter of play. He ended his evening on an uber-efficient 14-of-20 shooting from the field, 5-of-9 from distance and a perfect 5-of-5 at the stripe, for an elite, true shooting percentage of 85.6 in the win. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 12:57 pm
     
  • Cody Martin logs 46 minutes in spot-start
    Cody Martin saw 46 minutes of action in a spot-start on Monday, scoring nine points on 3-of-11 shooting (1-of-3 FT), to go with seven rebounds, four assists, two triples and one block in a win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Martin got the spot-start with LaMelo Ball (non-COVID illness) sitting this one out, and he was on the floor for all but two minutes, which will put him on NBA Top Shot’s leader board for today’s Flash Challenge. It would have been nice if he shot more efficiently, but he still came through with the dimes, triples and a swat, and he finished the game with just one turnover. Ish Smith didn’t do much in his 14 minutes off the bench, finishing with three points (1-of-6 FG, 1-of-1 FT), one steal and one turnover. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 12:54 pm
     
  • LaMelo Ball (illness) picks up DNP-CD in win
    LaMelo Ball (illness) collected a DNP-CD during Monday's win over the Knicks.

    Advice: Ball was listed as available for today’s game, but he never actually left the bench, much to the annoyance of his fantasy managers. The fact that he was deemed available suggests that he’s dealing with a relatively minor illness, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see him back in action for Wednesday’s game in Boston. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 12:47 pm
    New Player Note
    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • Update: LaMelo Ball (illness) available Monday
    Updating a previous report, LaMelo Ball (illness) is available to play vs. the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: Charlotte released a starting five without LaMelo, with Cody Martin taking his spot, and all signs were pointing toward him sitting this one out. His availability is good news, though it remains to be seen if he'll actually take the court or how many minutes he'll play. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 10:14 am
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    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • Cody Martin starting Monday vs Knicks
    Cody Martin will start on Monday against the Knicks alongside Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges, and Mason Plumlee.

    Advice: LaMelo Ball is out with a non-covid illness so Martin will slide into the starting lineup. Martin could be worth a look as a streamer since he should be in line for a good amount of minutes. Ish Smith should log a bunch of minutes off the bench, but his fantasy prospects still aren't very good. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 9:37 am
     
  • LaMelo Ball (non-COVID illness) not starting
    LaMelo Ball (illness) isn't starting Monday's game vs. the Knicks, with Cody Martin taking his spot in the lineup.

    Advice: We've yet to hear that Ball is officially out, but all signs point to that since he's not listed as a starter. Martin will be joined by the usual crew of Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges and Mason Plumlee. The good news is that it's a non-COVID illness for LaMelo, so he's day-to-day and could return as soon as Wednesday's game in Boston. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 9:36 am
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    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • LaMelo Ball (illness) now questionable for Monday
    LaMelo Ball (non-covid illness) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: This is a new update to the injury report, and with a 1pm tip, this certainly isn't ideal. If Ball can't go, Ish Smith would get a big boost off the bench, and Terry Rozier would assume a bigger role on offense. Check back prior to tip-off for more updates. NBCSportsEDGE.com Monday, 9:05 am
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    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • Jonathan Kuminga scores 19 points w/ seven boards
    Jonathan Kuminga scored 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with seven rebounds, one 3-pointer and one assist over 33 minutes in a blowout loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: That was the good. The bad was that Kuminga shot just 6-of-10 at the stripe and committed two turnovers without recording any defensive stats, but this was his third straight game scoring in double figures, so it looks like he's going to have some increased opportunity while Draymond Green (calf) is on the mend. If you're okay with some bad free throw shooting, Kuminga is worth a look. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 16, 8:34 pm
  • Jordan Poole commits more turnovers than assists
    Jordan Poole struggled to run the Warriors offense with Stephen Curry (rest) unavailable on Sunday night, and he finished with more turnovers (four) than assists (three) in a blowout loss to the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Poole did add 20 points, four rebounds and three triples in his 33 minutes of floor time, and while he didn't shoot it all that well (5-of-13 FG), he did do a nice job of creating contact and getting easy buckets at the stripe (7-of-7 FT). He did go down in a heap after Patrick Beverley caught the back of his head with an elbow on a hard foul at the rim, but Poole was able to shake it off and stay in the game, so he should be fine for Tuesday's matchup with the Pistons. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 16, 8:17 pm
     
  • Cory Joseph scores 21 with seven assists Sunday
    Cory Joseph shot 5-of-11 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line in Sunday's 135-108 loss to the Suns, tallying 21 points, two rebounds, seven assists, and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Joseph has played 24 minutes or more in each of his last four games, with the veteran guard being an essential member of Dwane Casey's rotation. Joseph shouldn't offer much fantasy-wise as a reserve, but he's holding on due in large part to Killian Hayes' lack of offensive production. Hayes finished Sunday's loss with a line of nine points (3-of-6 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), three rebounds, five assists, one block, and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes, and he's averaging just 6.7 points per over the last month. By comparison, Joseph, who's providing 9th-round value during this stretch, is averaging 13.0 minutes per. Neither Joseph nor Hayes is a great choice in fantasy, but the veteran has a slight edge on the second-year point guard despite being a reserve.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 16, 12:54 pm
  • Trey Lyles posts 18/6/2 line vs. Suns
    Trey Lyles played 19 minutes in Sunday's 135-108 loss to the Suns, posting a line of 18 points (6-of-8 FGs, 6-of-13 FTs), six rebounds, and two assists. 

    Advice: Lyles finished the day with a solid point total, but he had a tough time at the charity stripe. An 82.4% shooter for the season, he made less than half of his 13 free throw attempts in the defeat. At least this happened in a blowout, as Lyles left a lot of points on the board. Points-wise he's hit double figures in nine of his last 10 games, providing 7th-round value over the last month. Lyles still isn't worth rostering in most leagues, especially with Kelly Olynyk (knee) closing in on a return. But fantasy managers should keep an eye on him, as the Pistons will play four games this coming week.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 16, 12:49 pm
     
  • Cade Cunningham solid in 25 MIN before ejection
    Cade Cunningham was ejected during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Suns after picking up his second technical foul. 

    Advice: Cunningham played just 25 minutes before his exit, which came as a result of his being called for taunting Suns big man Jalen Smith after a dunk. It appeared that the rookie was pointing towards his teammates on the Pistons bench, but the official interpreted this act as taunting. Cunningham finished the day with a line of 21 points (9-of-15 FGs, 2-of-3 FTs), one rebound, four assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer without any turnovers. To say the least, this was an unfortunate turn of events for the Pistons and fantasy managers alike. Cunningham will be fined for the ejection, but that's it as far as a possible penalty is concerned.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 16, 12:04 pm
  • DET starting Hayes, Cade, Diallo, Bey, and Stewart
    The Detroit Pistons are starting Killian Hayes, Cade Cunningham, Hamidou Diallo, Saddiq Bey, and Isaiah Stewart against the Suns on Sunday.

    Advice: This is the same lineup they've been rolling with, thought Stewart's minutes were limited last time out since he got in foul trouble early. Trey Lyles, Josh Jackson, and Cory Joseph also played 20+ minutes in their last game. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 16, 9:45 am
  • GSW starting Poole, Klay, Wiggins, Porter, Looney
    The Golden State Warriors are starting Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Otto Porter Jr., and Kevon Looney for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

    Advice: With Stephen Curry (hand) and Draymond Green (calf) both sidelined for this matchup, the Warriors are rolling with Poole and Porter Jr. as starters. Poole has averaged 17.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.7 threes, and 1.1 steals in 30 games as a starter this season. Porter Jr. has averaged 12.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, four assists, 1.8 3-pointers, and two steals in five games as a starter this year.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 16, 9:41 am
     
  • Trae Young scores 29 in home defeat Saturday
    Trae Young posted a line of 29 points (11-of-23 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), three rebounds, five assists, three steals, and four 3-pointers in Saturday's 117-108 loss to the Knicks. 

    Advice: Young did his best to ensure that the Hawks' home losing streak would not reach 10 games, but he came up short. Atlanta has been hit hard by injuries and health and safety protocol absences this month, a big reason why Nate McMillan's team has struggled. Young has managed to put up good individual numbers, providing top-20 value over the last two weeks. But it's safe to assume that he'd trade some of the individual numbers for a few more wins.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 15, 7:33 pm
     
  • Danilo Gallinari (achilles) available Saturday
    Danilo Gallinari (achilles) will play in Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Gallinari will battle through his achilles injury and will be available in a reserve role Saturday night. He could see an increase in minutes with Bogdan Bogdanovic sidelined (right knee). NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 15, 3:51 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) questionable Saturday
    Danilo Gallinari is questionable for the Hawks' matchup with the Knicks due to right Achilles soreness.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Gallo, but it doesn't appear to be too serious. If he sits, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, De'Andre Hunter and Jalen Johnson (ankle) are all candidates for increased run.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 15, 10:21 am
  • De'Andre Hunter scores 20 w/ three blocks
    De’Andre Hunter moved into the starting lineup on Friday vs. Miami and poured in 20 points (7-of-10 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with two assists, three blocks and three triples.

    Advice: This comes on the heels of a 15-point performance with three triples in 24 minutes on Wednesday. Hunter looks like a priority add everywhere and it’s possible he soaks up even more usage if the Hawks are sellers at the deadline – John Collins continues to be linked elsewhere. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 8:09 pm
  • Jordan Poole gets out of slump against Bulls Fri.
    Jordan Poole scored 22 points on 8-of-19 shooting (5-of-9 3-pointers) and added five assists and one rebound as the Warriors blew out the Bulls 138-96 on Friday night.

    Advice: Sometimes, all it takes is a good old-fashioned blowout for you to get your shots up and get your confidence back. That is precisely what Friday was as the Warriors embarrassed the Bulls, and Poole got to get back on track. The five triples were his best in a game since January 3rd in a 32-point explosion against Miami. Poole got to start on Friday with Klay Thompson (rest) out of the lineup, and whenever this is the case, Poole is an automatic play. Andrew Wiggins also had a good offensive night, scoring 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting (3-of-5 3-pointers) and adding six assists, four rebounds, and no turnovers.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 7:33 pm
     
  • Trey Lyles scores 21 as Detroit upsets Raptors
    Trey Lyles played 33 minutes off the bench on Friday vs. Toronto with 21 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in a 103-87 win.

    Advice: Isaiah Stewart found himself in foul trouble so the Pistons rolled with the hot hand of Lyles. The Pistons are pretty thin up front, and Lyles is making the case that he needs to remain heavily involved. He’s putting up 10th-round value over his last seven games, averaging 13.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 dimes, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.9 triples. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 7:27 pm
     
  • Isaiah Stewart plays 15 minutes vs. TOR
    Isaiah Stewart had one point (0-of-0 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), one rebound, one assist and two blocks in 15 minutes vs. the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: It’s hard to rely on any Piston not named Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey these days and Stewart continues to frustrate fantasy managers. Foul trouble was the culprit tonight, as he picked up his fourth just after halftime. The good news is that his rim protection has been terrific lately with a total of 13 blocks in his last five games. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 7:26 pm
     
  • Jonathan Kuminga scores efficient 25 in win Friday
    Jonathan Kuminga came off the bench and scored 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the floor (2-of-4 3-pointers) and added three rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and one steal with no turnovers as the Warriors blew out the Bulls 138-96 on Frida

    Advice: Kuminga was one off of a career-high on Friday night as the Warriors annihilated the Bulls. This one was a relative no-contest as the Warriors led by 31 at the half and led by as much as 41 points. Steph Curry had a better shooting night on Friday as he scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting (4-of-10 3-pointers) with two rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 28 minutes. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 7:18 pm
  • P.J. Washington plays 19 minutes vs. ORL
    P.J. Washington played just 19 minutes vs. the Magic on Friday with four points, two rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Washington has seen his name pop up in trade rumors lately with the Hornets looking to clean up their cap space by the summer, though nothing is imminent. A trade is certainly something fantasy managers are rooting for, as there’s no chance he unseats Miles Bridges as the starter in Charlotte. Washington is just one year removed from a top-90 finish in fantasy. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 7:13 pm
  • Miles Bridges scores 20 in losing effort
    Miles Bridges scored 20 points with three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two triples in 42 minutes vs. the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: He averaged 20.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.8 dimes, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 triples in his previous five games, though he has cooled off at the FT% line to water down his value a bit. The Hornets are 7-3 over their last 10 games, but tonight’s loss is a reminder of how much work they still have to do. "We haven't done anything yet," Bridges said. "Our main goal is just to get better every game and make the playoffs. We have to keep going." NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 7:12 pm
     
  • LaMelo Ball racks up 23 points w/ 8 dimes
    LaMelo Ball racked up 23 points, eight assists, four rebounds, three steals and three triples vs. the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: The Hornets were looking for their fifth straight win tonight but melted down in the fourth quarter. Ball was oozing with confidence for most of this game and had one of the flashiest dimes of the campaign (link below). He’ll look to get the Hornets back on track vs. the Knicks at MSG on Sunday. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 7:09 pm
    New Player Note
    LaMelo Ball CHA - PG,SG
     
  • Hunter, Dieng starting Friday vs. Heat
    Gorgui Dieng and De’Andre Hunter will enter the starting lineup for Friday’s game against the Heat, joining Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic and John Collins in the first five.

    Advice: This will send Onyeka Okongwu and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to the bench, where their fantasy values are not as appealing. Hunter looked great with 15 points in 24 minutes in his season debut on Wednesday, and a good game tonight could put him into must-roster territory. As for Dieng, he was underwhelming in his lone start earlier this season, but he makes for a fine streaming option. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 4:49 pm
  • Dubs starting Steph, Poole, Wiggins, OPJ, Looney
    The Warriors will start Stephen Curry, Jordan Poole, Andrew Wiggins, Otto Porter Jr. and Kevon Looney in their meeting with the Bulls on Friday.

    Advice: Klay Thompson is resting on the second half of Golden State’s back-to-back set while Gary Payton II (back) is also ruled out, so Poole and Porter Jr. find themselves in the first five. Poole looks like a no-brainer play whenever Klay sits (which could be often), while Porter Jr. will attempt to fill the void left by Draymond Green (calf). For what it’s worth, Green is unlikely to join the team in Minnesota on Sunday, but Steve Kerr is “hopeful” that he’ll return to the lineup to for a seven-game home stand starting with Tuesday’s game against the Pistons. NBCSportsEDGE.com Jan 14, 3:19 pm
     
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