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  • Markieff Morris gets ejected on Wednesday
    Markieff Morris was ejected on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went up for a block attempt on DeAndre Jordan and the refs called a foul on him, but he obviously didn't agree to lead to the ejection. He shouldn't be suspended for this infraction going forward. Morris finished with 14 points, four rebounds and two 3-pointers. 33 minutes ago
  • Thaddeus Young posts double-double...finally
    Thaddeus Young got hot in 33 minutes on Wednesday, sinking 8-of-12 shots to finish with 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Al Jefferson (ankle) is out at least two weeks, and Glenn Robinson (calf) will miss at least one more week, so the Pacers need their key guys to be effective in big minutes. Young has struggled since he injured his left wrist -- he was 0-of-7 from the field on Sunday, but over the past two games he's a combined 15-of-27. This was his first double-double since late December. 35 minutes ago
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) quiet in return Wed
    DeMarre Carroll (back) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, but he posted just three points, three rebounds, one assist and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Carroll has struggled with injuries and inconsistency all season, and there's no reason to think that will change in Toronto's final seven regular-season games. He's better in 9-cat leagues due to minimal turnovers, and is a decent source of 3-pointers with some defensive stats, but that's about it. 57 minutes ago
  • Cody Zeller fouls out scoreless in 27 minutes
    Cody Zeller fouled out of Wednesday's game without scoring a single point in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Zeller grabbed six rebounds with four assists and one block, but overall it was a flop for fantasy purposes -- he's been on a steals binge lately, but didn't have any of those tonight, either. Zeller's been fabulous for the past few weeks, so most owners should simply shrug off this random dud. Today, 8:59 pm
  • Marvin Williams posts efficient double-double
    The Hornets used a big fourth quarter to overcome the Raptors on Wednesday, aided by Marvin Williams' 18 points, 12 rebounds, four 3-pointers, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Williams was coming off a poor game vs. the Bucks, but he compensated tonight with efficient 6-of-11 shooting and just one turnover in 35 minutes. The veteran has been a mediocre option on the season, due to a slow start, but over the past few weeks he's racking up top-50 roto value. He's been particularly good in 9-cat with an amazing two turnovers in his past 314 minutes of action. Today, 8:57 pm
  • Miles Plumlee solid in 15 minutes Wednesday
    Miles Plumlee returned from a six-week absence on Wednesday, posting five points on 2-of-2 shooting with one rebound and two steals in 15 minutes.

    Advice: Plumlee was cleared to play last Friday but coach Steve Clifford hasn't felt the need to use him. He was effective in his limited action tonight, but that was largely due to Cody Zeller's foul trouble, so it's unclear if he'll carve out a niche going forward. Don't expect any fantasy value. Today, 8:54 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (knee) scoreless in four mins
    Jonas Jerebko (sore knee) played four scoreless minutes during Wednesday's home loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Jerebko has fallen out of the rotation for stretches, and even when he's playing he rarely gets more than 14-18 minutes. With the Celtics frontcourt at full strength, there's no reason to touch him in fantasy leagues. Today, 8:30 pm
  • Jae Crowder struggles vs. MIL on Wednesday
    Jae Crowder was relatively quiet vs. the Bucks on Wednesday with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, and zero 3-pointers or defensive stats.

    Advice: Crowder shot just 4-of-12 from the field and he committed four turnovers, his highest total since Feb. 2016. His shots have been falling lately, after a prolonged slump, so owners should expect a far more efficient outing vs. Orlando's defense on Friday. Today, 8:26 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo does it all in road win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo did it all during Wednesday's road win in Boston, scoring 22 points with nine rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Giannis finished 8-of-17 from the field, and the only area in which he wasn't dominant was free throw shooting -- he went 4-of-7 from the stripe. He earned well-deserved praise from Celtics coach Brad Stevens before the game. "I don't know if I've ever seen anybody like him [in transition]," Stevens said. "Obviously, LeBron is the guy you would compare [him] to with the size, the length, the speed, the ability to change direction and finish." As a reminder, he's still just 22 years old. Today, 8:17 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 14 points vs. Sixers
    Ersan Ilyasova made 5-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers to score 14 points on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot.

    Advice: Ilyasova played 32 minutes and should continue to get elevated playing time with Paul Millsap (knee) out at least two more games. He was coming off a strong double-double and played well against vs. his former team tonight, and his rebounds would have been higher if Dwight Howard hadn't dominated with 20 boards. Today, 7:08 pm
  • Anthony Davis back after trip to locker room
    Anthony Davis went to the locker room in the first half on Wednesday, but he has since returned.

    Advice: He dove into the scorers table with Dante Cunningham, but he did return to the bench a few minutes later, and has since returned. It looks like Davis is OK. Today, 5:39 pm
  • Kevin Durant already taking on contact
    Kevin Durant (knee) did some 1-on-1 with assistant coach Willie Green on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played full-court and half-court 1-on-1, so this is a great sign to see him taking on contact already. Durant was expected to take on contact at some point in the next 7-10 days, and coach Steve Kerr also said he would like to see KD get back out there for some regular-season action. For now, Apr. 8 seems like a possibility for the former MVP. Today, 5:23 pm
  • Brandan Wright starting; Randolph to bench
    Brandan Wright will start against the Pacers on Wednesday and Zach Randolph will move to the bench.

    Advice: The Grizzlies need some scoring in their second unit, so they'll have their 22nd different starting lineup today. Wright should be looking at minutes in the 20s and is a viable play in fantasy. He will only have short-term value until Marc Gasol (foot) can return. Today, 4:54 pm
  • JaMychal Green (shoulder) out Wednesday
    JaMychal Green (left shoulder soreness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Indiana.

    Advice: Memphis will be without Green and Marc Gasol (foot) tonight, so the Grizzlies will roll out a new starting frontcourt of James Ennis and Brandan Wright. Zach Randolph will very likely see his minutes in the 30s tonight, despite coming off the bench, and Mike Conley will be working with a robust usage rate. The Grizzlies play again Friday vs. Dallas, and for now, we'll be considering Green questionable for that one. Today, 4:50 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins, Hill will play Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) and Solomon Hill (foot) will play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Cousins will be returning from a two-game absence, which will shift Dante Cunningham back to the second unit, and both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage rates will take a hit. Feel free to get Boogie active for a favorable matchup with the Mavericks. Today, 3:24 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll will start, Tucker to bench
    DeMarre Carroll (back) will start and P.J. Tucker will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Carroll is back after missing his last two games. He was only playing around 20 minutes before his injury, so he should be in that neighborhood. With his return, Tucker, Norman Powell, Delon Wright, Jonas Valanciunas and Jakob Poeltl could lose a few minutes with the rotation change. Leave Carroll on the wire in most cases. Today, 3:20 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (knee) available to play Weds
    Jonas Jerebko (sore knee) will be available to play Wednesday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Jerebko will resume his limited bench role with Boston at full strength, meaning he's not going to be earning enough minutes tonight to matter in any setting. Today, 3:01 pm
  • Kosta Koufos, Garrett Temple will not play
    Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is a standard move for the Kings. They have rested him basically every other game and started him in the other. We'll see some Georgios Papagiannis tonight after a DNP-CD on Monday. Today, 2:46 pm
  • Robert Covington (knee) will not play vs. ATL
    Robert Covington (right knee soreness) will not play on Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Advice: He had an MRI on his right knee and the results have not been revealed yet. This could be related to the right knee injury from Mar. 10, which caused him to miss one game. With the 76ers looking for lottery balls, it's possible they are very careful with RoCo. Justin Anderson gets a massive boost here and is worth a pickup for owners looking to add some up-and-coming wings. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot should also benefit and Shawn Long also should step up because the 76ers can't use Dario Saric as a five man as often. Today, 2:22 pm
  • Quincy Acy will not play on Thursday
    Quincy Acy (ankle soreness) will not play on Thursday against the Pistons.

    Advice: The Nets will hold him out in a non-back-to-back game, so it's possible he misses additional time. With him out, Justin Hamilton should get most of the backup minutes at the five. Today, 1:55 pm
  • Kevin Durant to be re-evaluated in 7-10 days
    Kevin Durant (knee) will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

    Advice: ESPN's Marc Stein adds a report that KD's comeback window is for the final three home games from Apr. 8 to Apr. 12. According to the team, Durant has been doing some running, shooting and jumping with the plan to intensify his level of movement over the next several days. He is expected to have a return to contact in practice once he's progressed to more high-intensity workouts. The team adds "the end of the regular season remains a possibility" for KD to make his return. All this stuff said, Durant could make his return late next week, but he will likely have a limitation upon his return. He'll be tough to stash unless you can afford to wait until at least Apr. 8 against the Pelicans and possibly later than that. Today, 12:02 pm
  • JaMychal Green (shoulder) questionable Weds
    JaMychal Green (sore left shoulder) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: With Marc Gasol (foot) already having been ruled out for tonight's game, the Grizzlies will be thin up front if Green joins him on the sidelines. Brandan Wright or James Ennis would likely get the start sans Green, and rookie Deyonta Davis may be able to work his way into the rotation. Check back for another update closer to tip-off. Today, 10:27 am
  • Joakim Noah will begin serving suspension Wed
    Joakim Noah (knee) will begin serving his 20-game suspension on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's been medically cleared by an independent doctor, but with just eight games remaining on the schedule this year, Noah will need to spend an additional 12 games on the sidelines during the 2017-18 season. Phil Jackson took a risk on Noah by signing him to a four-year deal worth $72 million this past offseason, which was a pretty obvious swing and a miss. The 32-year-old won't be worth drafting in most leagues next season. Today, 9:04 am
  • DeMarre Carroll will try to play Wednesday
    DeMarre Carroll (back) was a full participant during shootaround, and he'll try to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Dwane Casey confirmed that if Carroll is able to give it a go tonight, he'll reclaim his spot in the starting five, which will result in P.J. Tucker returning to the second unit. Carroll has been woefully inconsistent this season, so even if he is able to get out there, he can be left on the waiver wire in standard leagues. Today, 8:21 am
  • Guerschon Yabusele joins the Main Red Claws
    Guerschon Yabusele has officially joined Boston's D-League affiliate, the Main Red Claws.

    Advice: Yabusele came back stateside on March 16 after wrapping up his season in the CBA where he compiled averages of 20.9 points and 9.4 rebounds, but it took him a while to get his US work visa approved. There's a chance he could be suiting up for the Red Claws on Friday, but it's extremely unlikely he'll make a meaningful impact with the Celtics this season. Today, 8:00 am
  • Nikola Jokic flirts with a triple-double
    Nikola Jokic flirted with a triple-double on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, eight assists, eight rebounds, two blocks and one triple in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets didn't get the win and Jokic was outplayed by former teammate Jusuf Nurkic, but the good news for his fantasy owners is he should be locked in the rest of the way as the Nuggets try to steal the No. 8 seed back from Portland. The Nuggets have the best offensive rating in the NBA since Jokic moved back into the starting lineup on Dec. 15, so the future is bright for Denver regardless of where they finish the year. Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Mason Plumlee goes scoreless in 16 minutes
    Mason Plumlee failed to score in 16 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jusuf Nurkic (33 points, 16 rebounds) believes in revenge games, but Plumlee apparently doesn't. He missed all four of his shots from the field with two rebounds, three assists and one block, and he also had a couple of key turnovers during Portland's run to end the third quarter. The Nuggets are healthy and playing more small-ball, so Plumlee isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Al-Farouq Aminu scores 15 off the bench
    Al-Farouq Aminu scored 15 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aminu's minutes are trending down with Noah Vonleh playing well, but he got a small bump with Moe Harkless in foul trouble tonight. He was only averaging 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 0.7 blocks, 0.9 steals and 1.0 3-pointers in March prior to tonight, and keep in mind that the Blazers only have two more games this week. He's more of a streaming option in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Tobias Harris plays well off Pistons bench
    Tobias Harris moved to the bench on Tuesday and hit 7-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 19 points, six rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes of a tough 97-96 loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Stan Van Gundy tried to mix things up by benching Harris and starting Jon Leuer in the midst of a four-game losing streak, but that number is now up to five straight losses. Leuer was awful tonight and Harris has played well whether starting or coming off the bench. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Jon Leuer fizzles in surprise start
    Jon Leuer started over Tobias Harris on Tuesday, but missed all three of his shots and finished with just two points, four boards, a steal and a block in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Harris came off the bench for 19 points, six boards, two steals and four 3-pointers, even though Stan Van Gundy said previously that Harris would start the rest of the way. Either way, Leuer has been pretty bad whether starting or coming off the bench lately, and belongs on waiver wires. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova double-doubles in win
    Ersan Ilyasova double-doubled vs. the Suns on Tuesday with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

    Advice: This was his first double-double as a member of the Hawks. He finished 6-of-15 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line with one assist, one steal and two triples in 33 minutes, and he's worth deploying in standard leagues with Paul Millsap (knee) out at least two more games. Hopefully he will go on a run now that he snapped his streak of three straight games with single-digit points. Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • Thaddeus Young plays well vs. Wolves
    Thaddeus Young had 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal on 7-of-15 shooting in Tuesday's tough 115-114 loss to Minnesota.

    Advice: Young played for the Wolves for a cup of coffee in 2014, so maybe he had some revenge in mind. He's been pretty awful, scoring no more than eight points in any of his previous four games, and this was just his second double-digit scoring night over his last eight. Maybe this is a sign he's about to finally get hot, but we'll need to see it a few more times before actually getting excited. Yesterday, 7:23 pm
  • Robert Covington scores 21 w/ 13 boards
    Robert Covington went off for 21 points and 13 rebounds in a 106-101 win over the Nets on Tuesdays.

    Advice: The 76ers only dressed nine players, so RoCo logged 38 minutes and posted a gem of a line with one assist, two steals, two blocks and one triple. The biggest knock on him is that he doesn't shoot it efficiently from the field, but he hit 9-of-15 shots in addition to a pair of free throws. He's been a top-12 player in standard fantasy leagues for two months and is a monster in real life too -- he's ranked inside the top five in the entire league in Defensive Real Plus-Minus. Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Cody Zeller quiet in loss to Bucks
    Cody Zeller hit all three of his shots on Tuesday, but finished with just eight points, one rebound, two steals and a block in 29 minutes of a 118-108 loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Zeller had scored in double figures in three straight games and was putting up solid numbers over his last several, but just sort of disappeared tonight. He's shooting it lights-out right now and should bounce back in his next game, as he came in averaging 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds on 19-of-25 shooting over his previous three games. Yesterday, 6:42 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is questionable Wednesday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: The big man has missed two games in a row and the Pelicans haven't said much about the injury. The Pelicans will hold a shootaround Wednesday morning, so that's when his owners will have a better idea of his status. If he's out, Dante Cunningham will likely start, but you would have to be very desperate to look his way. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will have higher ceilings if Boogie sits. Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Tobias Harris back to the bench on Tuesday
    Jon Leuer will replace Tobias Harris in the Pistons starting lineup Tuesday vs. Miami.

    Advice: This won't have much impact on Harris' fantasy value. In fact, Tobias is posting better numbers off the bench. In 47 games as a starter this season, he is averaging 15.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 33.1 minutes. In 27 games as a reserve, Harris is averaging 16.6 points and 5.4 boards in 28.9 minutes. Yesterday, 4:27 pm
  • Jon Leuer starting, Tobias Harris to bench
    Jon Leuer is starting in place of Tobias Harris on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Interesting. Coach Stan Van Gundy previously said that Harris would start for the rest of the season, but the Pistons have lost four straight games and SVG is going to shake things up. Leuer's numbers only get a modest bump in the first unit, so he's just a low-end pickup. The big man is averaging 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.4 triples in March. Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Dubs will provide update on Durant Wednesday
    The Warriors will provide an update on Kevin Durant (knee) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Durant has looked great while going through his pregame routines as of late, and he'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday, after which, the Warriors will offer an update. Durant was initially targeting a mid-April return, but we'll have to wait for tomorrow's update to see if anything has changed on that speculative timetable. He might be worth a speculative add in deep leagues with things trending in a positive direction, but know that he'll be on a strict minutes limit upon his return. Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko (knee) questionable Wednesday
    Jonas Jerebko was unable to finish practice on Tuesday due to a sore knee.

    Advice: At this point, we have to consider Jerebko questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks. The fantasy impact is minimal, as he is averaging just 11.1 minutes per game over his last four appearances. Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller may see a few extra minutes if Jerebko does not play on Wednesday. Yesterday, 10:50 am
  • Joakim Noah could start suspension Wednesday
    Joakim Noah could begin serving his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test as soon as Wednesday.

    Advice: The Knicks are motivated to get Noah medically cleared so he can begin serving his suspension as soon as possible. Noah was examined by team doctors prior to Monday's game. If he is cleared to practice on Tuesday, then the league will start the clock on his suspension beginning Wednesday. The Knicks have eight games left this season, which would mean Noah would only miss the first 12 games of 2017-18. No matter what, Noah will not see the court again this season, so he should be left on waivers in all leagues. Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Anthony Davis scores 36 w/ 17 boards in loss
    Anthony Davis' 36 points weren't enough in a 108-100 loss to the Jazz on Monday.

    Advice: AD did everything he could, finishing 12-of-23 from the field and 11-of-14 from the line with 17 rebounds, three assists, three steals, three blocks and one triple in 41 minutes. This was his third straight game with 30+ points and 15+ rebounds which is tied for the 2nd longest streak in the last 20 seasons. The loss means the Pelicans are now 4.5 games behind the No. 8 seed (Blazers) with eight games remaining, so Davis' owners do have to worry about a potential shut-down once his team is mathematically eliminated. Monday, 10:47 pm
  • Kosta Koufos swats three in Monday's wins
    Kosta Koufos finished with 11 points, five rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and an assist in 30 minutes Monday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Koufos has rested in two of the past three outings, and these were his most minutes since logging 37 back on March 5 against Utah. The big man out of Ohio State has been a cheap source of rebounds and blocked shots for DFS players when he is in the lineup, and he has been a decent low-end option in deeper seasonal rotisserie formats down the stretch. Monday, 10:28 pm
  • Kosta Koufos and Temple starting on Monday
    Kosta Koufos is starting vs. the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: The Kings will start Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Garrett Temple, Willie Cauley-Stein and Koufos, meaning Skal Labissiere will come off the bench. Koufos is going to be rested too much going forward to help fantasy owners, so leave him on the wire. Monday, 7:31 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle sprain) out Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: He is getting ruled out nearly a couple hours before tip-off, so that's usually not a good sign. His next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. Dallas. Dante Cunningham will start again, but he's a poor fantasy option. Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will benefit the most with Cousins out. Monday, 6:05 pm
  • Joakim Noah (knee) could practice on Tuesday
    Jeff Hornacek said there's a possibility that Joakim Noah (knee) will be able to return to practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah was initially given a 3-4 week timetable after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and Sunday marked the end of Week-4. He's going to be re-evaluated by the Knicks training staff tomorrow morning, and if cleared to play, he'll be able to begin serving his 20-game suspension. Noah will not play again this season, so he's safe to leave on the waiver wire in all formats. Monday, 3:13 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) out Monday vs. Orlando
    DeMarre Carroll (back) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Magic.

    Advice: This will be Carroll's second straight game on the sidelines, and P.J. Tucker will be earning another start tonight. Tucker produced nine points, nine boards, three dimes, four steals, one triple and one turnover through 34 minutes as a starter his last time out, so he could be someone to consider throwing out there as a deep league streamer. For now, we'll consider Carroll questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hornets. Monday, 2:58 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins is questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry also said on Sunday that Cousins would be questionable, but he will likely end up being a game-time call since the Pelicans aren't expected to have a morning shootaround. Dante Cunningham could earn another start if Boogie sits, but he's not a good fantasy option. Instead, look for Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday to carry the Pelicans if Boogie can't go. Monday, 7:35 am
  • Durant (knee) will have minute restrictions
    Kevin Durant (knee) will have minutes restrictions if he is cleared to return to the court.

    Advice: "It’s something we’ll consult the training staff on," head coach Steve Kerr said. "I imagine we’ll ease him back by playing him shorter minutes to start, so he can build up his rhythm and his conditioning." Durant's timetable is still murky, but he's scheduled to be re-evaluated by team doctors in less than a week and it sounds like there's a good chance he will return before the end of the regular season. Durant has been seen running wind sprints, shooting jumpers and even dunking, but his return will likely come when most fantasy seasons have concluded. Monday, 7:12 am
  • Mason Plumlee very efficient in home loss
    Mason Plumlee connected on eight of his 10 field goal attempts in Sunday's game against the Pelicans, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

    Advice: Plumlee has pulled down five or more rebounds in 11 of his past 12 outings and he has also been a cheap source of occasional blocked shots and steals in deeper rotisserie formats. He should be amped for Tuesday's trip to Portland to face his former teammates. Sunday, 7:56 pm
  • Nikola Jokic cooled off by Pelicans
    Nikola Jokic misfired on 10 of his 14 field goal attempts to finish with just eight points in Sunday's 115-90 loss against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Jokic salvaged the stat line with 13 rebounds, but he missed all three of his 3-pointers and he did not record a blocked shot or steal, either. It was his worst scoring performance in over a month, as he entered averaging 20.4 points through his first 10 games in March. He'll look to bounce back Tuesday in Portland. Jokic is averaging 12.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in three previous outings against the Blazers this season. Sunday, 7:51 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Cousins took some shots during halftime on Sunday with a pronounced limp. The Pelicans may not hold a shootaround prior to the second game in a back-to-back set, but owners should check for updates in the afternoon. Dante Cunningham will likely earn another start if Cousins isn't ready to go vs. Utah. Sunday, 7:40 pm
  • Anthony Davis goes for 31 and 15 on Sunday
    Anthony Davis hit 12-of-17 shots from the floor to finish with 31 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot over 28 minutes in Sunday's 115-90 win in Denver.

    Advice: Davis has 14 games with 30 or more points and 15 or more rebounds, most in the NBA. The 25-point margin of victory was the largest of the season for the Pelicans, as they pulled within four games of the Nuggets for a playoff spot with nine games remaining. Davis stepped up and helped the Pelicans stay alive, and they're now 3-0 in games when DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is sidelined. Sunday, 7:24 pm
  • Jae Crowder helps C's vault to top of East
    Jae Crowder connected on 8-of-13 from the field to finish with 25 points, six rebounds, two steals, two blocked shots and an assist in 36 minutes Sunday against the Heat.

    Advice: Crowder has been a big part of Boston's resurgence, as they pulled into a tie with the Cleveland Cavaliers atop the Eastern Conference standings. The former Marquette star, who was drafted, ironically, by the Cavs in the second round in 2012, is averaging 17.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game over his past six outings. Sunday, 6:29 pm
  • Thaddeus Young awful in 13 minutes Sunday
    Thaddeus Young had a terrible night on Sunday, going 0-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line to score two points in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Thad chipped in two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block, but that isn't enough to compensate for his lousy shooting tonight. He missed multiple layups and it seems like his wrist is still bothering him, even though he said recently that it's "feeling better." The Pacers need him to start knocking down shots if they hope to advance deep into the playoffs -- Paul George can't do it alone. Sunday, 6:18 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out Sunday vs. DEN
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: Dante Cunningham will start and Solomon Hill stands to benefit from Cousins' absence, while both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday will also have less competition for usage. Cousins was essentially a game-time decision tonight, so there's a chance he'll return vs. the Jazz on Monday. Check back for updates after New Orleans' shootaround, assuming they hold one in the second half of a back-to-back set. Sunday, 3:40 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 pts in defeat
    Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 22 points (8-of-14 FGs, 6-of-10 FTs) with eight rebounds, four assists and three turnovers during Sunday's home loss to the Bulls.

    Advice: Antetokounmpo was solid offensively but he lost Nikola Mirotic on multiple defensive possessions, which is part of the reason Mirotic blew up for a game-high 28 points. It was only the Bucks' third loss in their past 14 games, but they can't be complacent with three games separating them from the No. 10 seed Pistons. Sunday, 3:18 pm
  • Ghostface Ilya not having a good run
    Ersan Ilyasova grabbed a season-high 18 boards against the Nets on Sunday, adding nine points, one assist and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: That's a lot of rebounds and it's still not close to his career-high 25 from 2012. Besides those boards, he was actually tearing it up before Paul Millsap got hurt, but he's been down as a scorer since. In those five, Ilyasova averaged 11.8 points, 9.0 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 treys on 37.7 percent from the field in 29.2 minutes per game. Bad shooting aside, Ghostface Ilya should still be in starting lineup with Millsap still having some swelling on Sunday. Sunday, 1:45 pm
  • Marvin Williams lights it up again
    Marvin Williams matched his career-high five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points against the Suns on Sunday, adding seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He continues to just smash late in the season and it's really been a two-year breakout for a guy who fantasy owners ignored through most of his career. Credit to coach Steve Clifford here and Williams' defense has also been a big factor for keeping him on the court. Even after two great years, he'll probably be doubted again next year. Sunday, 1:29 pm
  • Kosta Koufos will rest on Sunday
    Kosta Koufos will rest on Sunday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: This is the front end of a back-to-back set, meaning Koufos should be good for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies. He's going to be rested way too much to help fantasy owners going forward. Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis should get a nice bump with Koufos out, but Labissiere is the better fantasy option. Sunday, 9:29 am
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is a game-time call
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is a game-time call vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't go through the morning shootaround, but he will do everything he can to play in tonight's must-win game -- the Pelicans trail the Nuggets (No. 8 seed) by 5.0 games. If Boogie can't go, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill will get a bump, but they aren't great options in fantasy. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will get a nice usage bump as well if Boogie sits. Sunday, 9:21 am
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points vs. Cavs
    Markieff Morris scored 14 points with six rebounds and one block in 36 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Morris at the five lineup has been useful and it certainly was in this win. In seven minutes today with Kelly Oubre in next to the four starters and Marcin Gortat out, they had a 67.8 net rating against the Cavs. Bojan Bogdanovic (back) not playing also gave Morris a slight bump. If Bogie does miss more time, Morris could be more of the mid-round guy we saw most of the season and not the late-round one since the break. Saturday, 7:48 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: This may have been sustained late in the game when he had some contact with Ryan Anderson. Cousins did finish the game and played the entire fourth quarter. We should have an update at shootaround, but there's a decent chance Boogie can give it a go. If not, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill should benefit. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis would do the heavy lifting, of course. Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • DeMarre Carroll (back) out against the Mavs
    DeMarre Carroll (back) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: It's being called a sore lower back, so this isn't his nagging knee injury or his ankle issue from earlier this month. Carroll just can't stay healthy, and you can expect the Raptors to limit him even more. We'll see some Norman Powell and P.J. Tucker this evening. Even if Tucker starts, Powell is still a better fantasy option. Saturday, 5:04 pm
  • Hornacek hopes Noah will be cleared soon
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Saturday that he believes that Joakim Noah (knee) will be medically cleared to return this season.

    Advice: Getting Noah cleared is now a priority for the Knicks, as Noah's drug-related suspension can begin only once he is deemed physically able to play. If Noah is not cleared prior to the end of this season, he will have to serve the full 20-game suspension in 2017-18. Saturday, 9:03 am
  • Noah's suspension will not begin immediately
    The NBA announced on Saturday that Joakim Noah's 20-game suspension for a drug violation will begin only when Noah is "eligible and physically able to play."

    Advice: It was initially reported late Friday night that Noah would begin serving his suspension immediately, which meant he would be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 campaign. However, the Knicks have to prove he is actually able to play before the suspension can commence. Noah had knee surgery back on Feb. 27, and it was assumed he'd miss the rest of the regular season. It will be interesting to see if the Knicks attempt to prove he is "game ready" over the next few weeks. Saturday, 7:47 am
  • Kosta Koufos scores two points
    Kosta Koufos scored two points with two rebounds, one assist and one block in 14 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: He'll get more rest going forward and there is just no upside in fantasy right now. Even if you're in a 40-man league, go pick up someone else. The Kings may even shut him down to look more at their youth. Friday, 11:48 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 33 points vs. HOU
    Anthony Davis scored 33 points during a 117-107 loss to the Rockets on Friday, adding 16 rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 41 minutes.

    Advice: That's four straight double-doubles for Davis, who hasn't really dropped off at all with Boogie Cousins back in the last three games. In those three, Davis averaged 26.7 points, 13.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks. The drop in blocks could be due to Boogie because he's away from the basket more often, though. The bad news is the Pelicans are basically out of the playoffs, sitting in the No. 11 spot and trailing the Nuggets by 5.0 games. Friday, 11:20 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 29 points
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 29 points with six rebounds, four assists, four blocks, one steal and five 3-pointers against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: It looks like all is right in the Boogie world. With one of his techs getting rescinded, he hasn't picked up a tech since his last one-game suspension, and his numbers have climbed since he missed Mar. 17 due to an injury. In those three games, Cousins averaged 28.3 points, 11.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.3 blocks and 3.7 treys. Sure, small sample size matters here, but this is still very impressive after such a rough start. Friday, 11:13 pm
  • NBA suspends Joakim Noah for 20 games
    The NBA has suspended Joakim Noah 20 games for violating its anti-drug program.

    Advice: This means he will be suspended for the final 10 games of this season and the first 10 games of the 2017-18 season. Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the CBA, but he cooperated fully with the league’s probe and the National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t "knowingly or willingly" violated the policy. Noah is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that he had on Feb. 27, and while he wasn't expected to return this season anyways, he recently started running and conditioning. That contract is looking pretty awful right now. Friday, 11:08 pm
  • Nikola Jokic scores 30 points with 17 boards
    Nikola Jokic scored 30 points during a 125-117 win over the Pacers on Friday, adding 17 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had his usual magical no-look dimes with two over his head while looking the complete opposite way. He had his 20-10 at halftime and really there is nothing left to say about him anymore. Jokic is still just 22 years old and is already an elite offensive big man. He'll be a no-brainer first-round pick in fantasy next year. Friday, 10:09 pm
  • Mason Plumlee only plays 16 minutes
    Mason Plumlee played 16 minutes off the bench for nine points with two rebounds, one assist and two steals against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone only went with Plumlee for just two minutes next to Nikola Jokic, so obviously Plumlee's playing time will be taking a hit. He's probably more of a drop now that the Nuggets are healthy for the first time since Plumlee established he can play the four. Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Giannis scores 34 w/ 13 boards, five dimes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points with 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks, two steals and one triple in Friday's 100-97 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: He was unconscious in the first quarter, racking up 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks, one steal and a triple in 12 minutes. He was coming off a monster 32-point game on Wednesday and is now the first Bucks player with 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in consecutive games since Terry Cummings in 1985. The Greek Freak slowed down a bit in March, but he's rolling again and should finish the season as a top-3 fantasy asset. Friday, 9:03 pm
  • Markieff Morris doesn't do much vs. Nets
    Markieff Morris scored five points with one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: While this bad game is due to garbage time, Morris is kind of a shell of himself compared to what he was doing in February and January. In his previous March games, Morris only averaged 10.5 points, 6.2 boards, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals. He's still worth owning in most situations, but his owners should be lowering their expectations. Friday, 8:37 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores nine points in loss
    Ersan Ilyasova scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: This was his second dud in a row after he scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting vs. the Wizards on Wednesday. Ilyasova salvaged his poor shooting tonight with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one triple, and he also logged 33 minutes. Coach Mike Budenholzer was non-committal when asked if Paul Millsap (knee) would play on Sunday vs. the Nets, so Ilyasova could get another start in a cupcake matchup. He's a hold for now. Friday, 8:28 pm
  • Cody Zeller double-doubles w/ two blocks
    Cody Zeller double-doubled vs. the Cavaliers on Friday with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

    Advice: He hit all six of his shots from the field and finished 3-of-7 from the line with three assists and two blocks in 32 minutes. He was shooting 65.8 percent from the line prior to Friday and that's his only glaring weakness right now, so he's worth owning for his boards, blocks and FG percentage. The Hornets also play four times next week after Sunday's game vs. the Suns. Friday, 7:26 pm
  • Kosta Koufos starting vs. the Warriors
    Kosta Koufos is starting vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: Koufos was rested on Wednesday vs. the Bucks, but should see his normal workload tonight. We still like Skal Labissiere's outlook going forward and Koufos could get more DNPs down the stretch, so Koufos belongs on the wire in standard leagues. Friday, 7:16 pm
  • Mason Plumlee bumped to the bench Friday
    With Danilo Gallinari (knee) returning to the starting lineup, Mason Plumlee will get bumped to the bench Friday night vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Plumlee had started five straight games for Denver. He averaged 10.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in those five contests. With Gallo back in the mix, the Nuggets entire frontcourt is finally healthy. Coach Mike Malone will be challenged to split up minutes amongst Plumlee, Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez. Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Miles Plumlee could get minutes
    Miles Plumlee (calf) will be available to play on Friday against the Cavs.

    Advice: Coach Steve Clifford said he might play in this game. In other words, Plumlee would probably only play if Frank Kaminsky or Cody Zeller are in foul trouble. Friday, 2:54 pm
  • Kevin Durant doing sprints, some dribbling
    Kevin Durant (knee) was doing some full-court sprints at shootaround on Friday.

    Advice: He was also doing some dribbling moves and some shooting. Durant is coming along faster than expected and it may not be long before he's taking on some contact. There still is no timetable, but a return in early April seems feasible. Friday, 11:53 am
  • Kevin Durant (knee) making steady progress
    Coach Steve Kerr said that Kevin Durant (knee) continues to take encouraging steps in his rehab.

    Advice: Kerr told reporters that Durant "did a little more" on Thursday, including some lateral movement. Kerr also said that Durant would be re-evaluated by doctors next Thursday and the team would provide their "first real update" at the end of next week. It's quite possible KD appears in some regular seasons games next month, but the Warriors will likely limit his minutes if he is able to suit up. Friday, 7:53 am
  • Kevin Durant does some 5-on-0
    Kevin Durant (knee) went through some 5-on-0 drills at practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was wearing a knee brace for some of his shooting drills and there is no word of him taking on contact yet. On Wednesday, ESPN reported Durant could be back for part of the regular season, so the news today coincides with that. KD is likely going to travel with the team and could be re-evaulated next week. If you can afford to stash KD, it makes some sense. Thursday, 12:31 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 32 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in a 116-98 win at Sacramento on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: It's just the second time this month he's hit the 30-point mark, and Antetokounmpo scored at least 20 points in just two of his previous six games. The Bucks finally had their six-game road trip end and they'll be heading back home this weekend. Antetokounmpo is much better at home with a 54.0 field goal percentage with better averages in points, boards, steals, blocks and threes at home compared to being on the road. After a down couple weeks, Giannis should go back to being a top-three guy going forward. Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova struggles in 26 min vs Wizards
    Ersan Ilyasova struggled vs. the Wizards on Wednesday, playing 26 minutes to finish with five points on 2-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds, two assists, one steals and one block.

    Advice: The rebounds and defensive stats help salvage the line, and he could have played more minutes if it weren't for foul trouble. Paul Millsap (knee) missed his third straight game and there are no guarantees that he'll return for Friday's road game, so Ilyasova might have another start coming his way this week. Even if he does shift to the bench, he's proven to be a decent fantasy asset with the Hawks' reserves. Wednesday, 8:34 pm
  • Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday
    Kosta Koufos (rest) will not play Wednesday against the Bucks.

    Advice: It's a home game for the Kings, so they'll give their fans a look at the youth today. Georgios Papagiannis had a productive weekend on the road and should be looking at minutes in the 20s. He's a sneaky guy to use in fantasy, especially with how the Kings are giving him the ball. Koufos is not worth owning in most fantasy leagues anymore. Wednesday, 4:46 pm
  • Warriors hoping KD can return in season
    Kevin Durant's (knee) progress has the Warriors hopeful he can return before end of regular season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

    Advice: KD is doing some on-court work these days, but he still doesn't have a target date. He was expected to miss four weeks, which means his original target window will be at the end of this month. The Warriors would likely ease KD back in and perhaps do so in the first round of the postseason. If you're going to stash him, there's a decent chance he won't make much of an impact upon his return. Wednesday, 1:16 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 22 in big win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo hit 8-of-21 shots for 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in 36 minutes of Tuesday's 93-90 win over the Blazers.

    Advice: Giannis tweaked an ankle on Saturday, but was never really in jeopardy of missing this game. This was a huge win for the Bucks, who now sit just 1/2 game in front of the No. 8 seeded Heat. This is good news for his owners, as the Bucks are going to need everything he has to offer in order to ensure the Bucks make the playoffs. Tuesday, 10:05 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins drops 41 w/ monster line
    DeMarcus Cousins dropped 41 points in a 95-82 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, adding 17 rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: This was easily his best game with the Pelicans as he shot 14-of-27 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He became just the second player since '83 with 41+ points, 17+ rebounds and 5+ triples, and the first since Kevin Love did it in 2010. The Pelicans trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 3.5 games, so expect him to keep playing through some minor ailments -- he missed Friday's game with a right rib contusion and a knee issue. Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 19 points in 40 minutes
    Anthony Davis played through an illness on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies and led his team to a 95-82 win with 19 points.

    Advice: DeMarcus Cousins carried the Pelicans with 41 points, but AD deserves a lot of credit for playing even though he clearly wasn't 100 percent. He finished 9-of-18 from the field after a rough start to the game, adding 13 rebounds in 40 minutes. The Pelicans are only 3.5 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so Davis will finish the season strong if his team remains competitive. Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Jon Leuer goes 0-for-7 in loss
    Jon Leuer missed all seven shots from the bench in 22 minutes and finished Tuesday's loss with two points, five rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Advice: The Pistons are fighting for a playoff spot, so losing to the Nets was not how they envisioned their Tuesday night going. Leuer had scored in double figures in his previous two games, but is averaging just 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over his last five, meaning you can do better off your waiver wire. Tuesday, 7:21 pm
  • Tobias Harris comes through with 24 points
    Tobias Harris returned to form on Tuesday, hitting 10-of-15 shots for 24 points, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 36 minutes of a tough two-point loss to the lowly Nets.

    Advice: Harris scored just eight points on Sunday and hadn't scored more than 17 points in his previous five games, so if you rolled with him tonight, chances are you're having a good evening. Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) starting vs. Blazers
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is starting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday, but wasn't listed on the injury report and should be fine. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Tuesday, 7:00 pm
  • Anthony Davis (illness) will play on Tuesday
    Anthony Davis (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Davis also got poked in the eye and hit in the shins during Sunday's game, but none of these ailments will force him to the sidelines. Make sure you've got The Brow active. Tuesday, 3:43 pm
  • Miles Plumlee (calf) ruled out Wednesday
    Miles Plumlee (right calf strain) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Plumlee has not played since Feb. 13 and remains without a timetable for his return. He should be left on waivers in all leagues. Tuesday, 11:02 am
  • Giannis tweaks ankle in Saturday's loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday and immediately left the game.

    Advice: He scored just nine points in the blowout loss and played 31 minutes, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We expect him to play on Tuesday night, but owners of the Greek Freak should watch for injury updates prior to game time in order to be certain he's playing tonight. Tuesday, 3:08 am
  • Nikola Jokic flirts with triple-double
    Nikola Jokic finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists over 40 minutes in Monday's 125-124 loss in Houston.

    Advice: Jokic rebounded after a subpar effort in the front end of the home-and-home, as he managed to stay out of foul trouble in the rematch. He has 10 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in eight of his past 10 outings, including three triple-doubles. Jokic has emerged as a top-10 fantasy option and he should continue to put up huge numbers as the Nuggets fight for a spot in the postseason. Mar 20, 9:07 pm
  • Markieff Morris scores 14 points in return
    Markieff Morris (illness) returned from a two-game absence on Monday vs. the Celtics, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

    Advice: He didn't look limited and it's safe to say he's over his flu. Morris added four rebounds, one block and one triple in 31 minutes, and while he has slowed down significantly since the All-Star break, he's still a decent low-end option with three more games this week and four games next week. Hopefully he heats up soon. Mar 20, 8:08 pm
  • Robert Covington active in Monday's OT loss
    Robert Covington scored 24 points to go along with 13 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots in Monday's 112-109 overtime loss in Orlando.

    Advice: Covington posted a tremendous all-around stat line for his fantasy owners. He has eight or rebounds in four consecutive games while averaging 2.0 steals and 1.5 blocked shots during the span. He was much hotter on the offensive end toward the end of February, but he remains a solid fantasy option for his work on the glass, as well as on the defensive end of the floor. Mar 20, 7:58 pm
  • Cody Zeller limited by foul trouble
    Cody Zeller got into some foul trouble on Monday vs. the Hawks, finishing with eight points and five rebounds.

    Advice: He picked up five fouls and only lasted 22 minutes, but feel free to blame it on the matchup with Dwight Howard. This dud comes on the heels of a 19-point game on Saturday with five rebounds, four steals and two blocks in 33 minutes, so his owners should give him a chance to redeem himself on Wednesday vs. the Magic. Mar 20, 7:01 pm
  • Ersan Ilyasova scores 13 points in start
    Ersan Ilyasova started his second game in a row vs. the Hornets on Monday, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting.

    Advice: Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) was out again, so Ilyasova logged 28 minutes and added six rebounds, one assist and three triples with a pair of turnovers. He scored 23 points in his previous start with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes, so there's a lot of short-term appeal here -- Millsap has already been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards and coach Mike Budenholzer hinted that he could miss more time. The Hawks play three more times this week. Mar 20, 6:23 pm
  • Markieff Morris starting, Smith to the bench
    Markieff Morris (illness) will return to the starting five for Monday's game against the Celtics, sending Jason Smith back to the bench.

    Advice: Morris will be returning from a two-game absence tonight, and there's been zero talk of a potential minutes limit, so his owners can feel free to get him active. Smith had a nice run in his previous two starts, but he'll likely return to being a non-factor with the second unit on Monday. Mar 20, 3:15 pm
  • Markieff Morris (illness) is probable Monday
    Markieff Morris (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Morris has been battling the flu and missed the previous two games, but he went through shootaround and it sounds like he's fully expected to return which will bump Jason Smith back to the bench. Morris has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues with four games on the schedule this week and next week. Mar 20, 9:32 am
  • Al-Farouq Aminu held to single digits...again
    Al-Farouq Aminu was held to single-digit points for the fifth straight game on Sunday, making his only shot attempt to score three points with five rebounds in 23 minutes.

    Advice: Aminu was playing well to begin the month, but he's fallen off a cliff in the past 10 days. Noah Vonleh is playing very well, Evan Turner is healthy, and the Blazers' simply have too many interchangeable parts to expect Aminu to emerge as a reliable asset down the stretch. Mar 19, 6:44 pm
  • Thaddeus Young hits 7-of-9 shots w/ 3-pointer
    Thaddeus Young scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Toronto on Sunday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Young hadn't made a 3-pointer since injuring his wrist, but he knocked down his only long-range attempt tonight. He said his wrist is "feeling better" and likely would have played more minutes if it weren't for the lopsided score. Young is still a ridiculously bad 3-of-13 from the FT line over the past two weeks, dragging down his already-shaky value, but at least this gives owners some cause for optimism. Mar 19, 6:01 pm
  • Anthony Davis OK after minor injuries Sunday
    Anthony Davis survived a few minor injuries on Sunday to finish a 123-109 home victory with 28 points (11-of-16 FGs, 6-of-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, three assists and five turnovers.

    Advice: Davis got hit in the eye and banged shins with Karl-Anthony Towns, but neither injury cost him any time. We'll let you know if there's cause for concern. The good news is that the Pelicans' victory moves them closer to playoff contention, ensuring that New Orleans will do whatever they can to keep Davis on the court for a final push. Mar 19, 5:55 pm
  • Tobias Harris quiet Sunday, shoots 2-of-10
    Tobias Harris has a forgettable game on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field to finish with eight points, four rebounds and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Harris earned another start and fantasy owners can give him a pass for tonight's dud since he came in hot, shooting 27-of-40 from the field (67.5 percent) in his previous five games. He's just under 50 percent in March and should bounce back vs. the Heat in Miami on Tuesday. Mar 19, 4:27 pm
  • Robert Covington scores 16 points
    Robert Covington scored 16 points with eight rebounds, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Celtics on Sunday.

    Advice: He did suffer a left shoulder injury in the third quarter of this game. Covington had a trainer look at him and had some treatment on the bench, but he was able to return and looked fine. Coach Brett Brown continues to stagger RoCo away from Dario Saric at times, which has opened up plenty of backup PF minutes for him. Covington isn't quite as hot as he was a few weeks ago, but he's still a must-start player. Mar 19, 1:26 pm
  • Jae Crowder scores 15 on 13 FGAs
    Jae Crowder made 3-of-13 from the field for 15 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He had a tougher time today against Robert Covington and Dario Saric than he did against the Nets on Friday. It was almost weird to see Crowder carry the offensive load on the perimeter late, so clearly the Celtics missed Isaiah Thomas. Crowder puts up strong fantasy value even without much offensive output, so keep him going. Mar 19, 12:52 pm
  • Quincy Acy scores 11 points
    Quincy Acy scored 11 points with three rebounds and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Mavs on Sunday.

    Advice: With the Nets giving Trevor Booker a DNP-CD, Acy looks like the main bench big man right now. He's scored at least nine in four of his last five games with a stunning 1.8 treys per game. If the Nets do rest Brook Lopez at some point, Acy might be sneaky in deep leagues. Mar 19, 11:43 am
  • Giannis Anteotokounmpo gets held to 9 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored nine points during a blowout 117-92 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors know how to defend drivers as well as just about anyone and Antetokounmpo got a little too much Draymond Green today. He came into this game with a 53.9 field goal percentage in March and he continues to flirt with his two steals and two blocks per game. His fantasy owners will have a big advantage next week with the Bucks suiting up for four games. Mar 18, 10:42 pm
  • Nikola Jokic gets into foul trouble
    Nikola Jokic scored 16 points with five rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes during a 109-105 loss to the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: Yuck. He picked up two fouls in the first quarter and never really could get it going after that. Jokic is obviously fine and two of these fouls were on the offensive end, so it's not like it was on bad shooting fouls -- that tends to be his undoing in bad games. Expect Jokic to be a top-10 player the rest of the way. Mar 18, 10:08 pm
  • Mason Plumlee plays well in start
    Mason Plumlee scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Advice: While the offense wasn't great in big minutes for him, you could call this a win for Plumlee's minutes going forward. Before the game, coach Mike Malone stressed covering the 3-point line and the Nuggets actually held them to a season low in treys. The fact that Malone can still go big and cover the 3-point line will be huge in certain spots for the former Blazer. While Plumlee did benefit a ton from Nikola Jokic being in foul trouble, he looks like he's earned a handful of minutes at PF. He's a hold. Mar 18, 9:44 pm
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