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  • Lance Thomas (face) to miss at least one week
    Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) will miss at least the next week of action.

    Advice: "He’s getting used to the mask. I think that takes a little adjusting to," Jeff Hornacek said. "About a week maybe." Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to pick up most of Thomas' minutes while he's on the sidelines but with Kristaps Porzingis back on the court, Kuzminskas won't get enough run to matter in most formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:35 am
  • Jonas Jerebko (illness) will play Tuesday
    Jonas Jerebko (illness) will be available to play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Jerebko will be returning from a one-game absence and he will likely push Jordan Mickey out of the rotation again. Jerebko is only averaging 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in January, so fantasy owners can ignore him. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:28 am
  • Evan Fournier (heel) misses practice Monday
    Evan Fournier (heel) did not practice on Monday.

    Advice: He still has no timetable to return and he's not expected to play on Tuesday vs. the Bulls. With Jodie Meeks (thumb) out several weeks, coach Frank Vogel has been giving C.J. Watson 33.5 minutes per game over his last two outings, but he has little to no fantasy appeal outside of deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:25 am
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  • Gerald Green (illness) ruled out Tuesday
    Gerald Green (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Green has fallen out of the rotation anyways and was a DNP-CD on Saturday vs. the Blazers. Leave Green on the wire. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:17 am
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  • Manu Ginobili (back spasms) out Monday
    Manu Ginobili (back spasms) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He probably would've rested against the Nets even if he was healthy, but Ginobili isn't 100 percent after tweaking his back against Cleveland on Saturday. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors. With both Ginobili and Tony Parker (foot) out, Dejounte Murray, Patty Mills and Danny Green will all be busy in the backcourt, while Jonathon Simmons should pick up some minutes as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:13 am
  • DeMar DeRozan (ankle) will miss next 2 games
    DeMar DeRozan (ankle) will miss the next two games for the Raptors.

    Advice: This means he will not play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs or on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. He's not in a walking boot and will be re-evaluated prior to Friday's game vs. the Bucks, so he should be considered day-to-day. Kyle Lowry's usage rate rises from 23.3 to 27.2 when DeRozan is off the court, so he's poised for a big week. Expect Norman Powell and Terrence Ross to pick up DeRozan's minutes on the wings, and we could see some more two-PG lineups as well which would give Cory Joseph a slight bump. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:58 am
  • Sam Dekker to come off the bench
    Sam Dekker will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This isn't a surprise with Ryan Anderson (illness) expected to play. Dekker scored a career-high 30 points in his first start on Saturday with six triples, four rebounds and two steals, so hopefully he's still heavily involved on Monday since Ryno likely isn't 100 percent. If you picked up Dekker, don't make another roster move until we see what his role looks like tonight. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:45 am
  • Andre Iguodala will be rested on Monday
    Andre Iguodala will be rested on Monday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: At least we got a good warning, as coach Steve Kerr hinted that this would happen on Sunday. The last time Iguodala missed a game on Dec. 10, Patrick McCaw played 21 minutes off the bench and Ian Clark saw 23 minutes. To be clear, there are no fantasy pickups here for standard-league owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:37 am
  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Thomas has rejoined the Knicks, but he needs a few more days of practice before he's ready to return. Thomas is also experiencing headaches, so the Knicks will bring him along slowly. Mindaugas Kuzminskas will continue to pick up Thomas' minutes and has probably leapfrogged him in the rotation anyways. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:35 am
  • Dwyane Wade praises Paul Zipser
    Dwyane Wade praised rookie Paul Zipser for his recent play.

    Advice: "He works hard. He just does his job," Wade said of Zipser. "You look at his body and he's strong. He's just being consistent. He got his opportunity a few games back and he has all the confidence in the world in himself." The forward is averaging 8.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 triples over his last four games, and with Nikola Mirotic on the trade block, he could be more involved down the stretch. With that said, he has very little upside in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:26 am
  • Dion Waiters working on his finishing at rim
    Dion Waiters said he's working on his ability to finish around the rim.

    Advice: "Coaches told me to be aggressive, be me, do what I do best, get to the rack," Waiters said. "I get there with the best of them. It’s about me finishing when I get there. I work on it every day." That's arguably one of Waiters' biggest weaknesses, but he said Goran Dragic gave him some tips on how to improve including "being physical, lowering my shoulder." Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors, so Waiters could be busy once again after scoring 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Bucks. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:31 am
  • Anthony Brown was claimed off waivers by ORL on Sunday January 22. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hurts right ankle on Sunday
    DeMar DeRozan injured his right ankle during Sunday's game, which he finished with 22 points (6-of-17 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs), four assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He was visibly frustrated after landing on a teammates foot halfway through the fourth quarter. He continued to play for a while, but didn't return after exiting with 1:30 left in a one-point game. The Raptors have a day off before facing the Spurs on Tuesday, so we'll keep a close eye on his status in case the ankle worsens overnight. If he misses any time, expect Terrence Ross to gain the most, with help from Norman Powell and DeMarre Carroll. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Harrison Barnes held to six points on Sunday
    Harrison Barnes was held to just six points on 3-of-12 shooting Sunday, to go with five boards, two assists, one turnover and nothing else through 27 minutes of playing time.

    Advice: Barnes just couldn’t buy a bucket, and unfortunately, this lackluster outing snapped his 44-game streak of scoring in double figures. That being said, Barnes has been solid more often than not this season, so his owners can anticipate a bounce-back performance on Wednesday with a matchup against the Knicks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Report: CHI actively shopping Nikola Mirotic
    The Bulls are reportedly actively shopping Nikola Mirotic.

    Advice: The Bulls are clinging to the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference seeding, and they're hoping a roster shake up can boost their spot in the standings. Mirotic could technically see an uptick in value if he lands in a situation where he can start, but even when he's starting, consistency is always an issue. If Mirotic does end up getting traded and the Bulls don't bring another big back, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis would see a boost in value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:06 pm
  • Klay Thompson scores 21 points w/ seven treys
    Klay Thompson scored 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with seven 3-pointers, five rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Thompson torched Orlando from beyond the arc, scoring all 21 of his points from distance and missing just two of those nine attempts. This was also the second time the Splash Brothers each drained seven triples in the same game, a feat that no other pair of teammates has ever done more than once. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:50 am
  • Andre Iguodala could be rested on Monday
    Andre Iguodala could be rested on Monday vs. the Heat.

    Advice: He's going to play on Sunday vs. the Magic and could see a couple more minutes with Shaun Livingston resting, but the Warriors are contemplating giving Iggy the day off on Monday. Their final decision likely hinges on the workload he sees vs. the Magic. If he's rested, Ian Clark and Patrick McCaw would be candidates to see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 am
  • Evan Fournier (heel) out again on Sunday
    Evan Fournier (heel) will not play on Sunday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: His return is not "imminent" and it sounds like the Magic are prepared for him to miss additional time -- the Magic signed Anthony Brown to a 10-day contract to provide some emergency depth on the wings. C.J. Watson will draw another start at shooting guard, but fantasy owners can ignore him for now after he scored five points in 31 minutes on Friday. Expect to see a lot of two-PG lineups with Elfrid Payton and D.J. Augustin getting a boost. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:23 am
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  • Magic sign Anthony Brown
    The Magic have signed Anthony Brown to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: Brown was cut by the Lakers during the preseason and had a short stint with the Pelicans this season. He averaged 3.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.7 triples in 15.9 minutes per game in nine appearances in New Orleans, so his upside is obviously pretty low. Even with the Magic banged up on the wings, Brown is not a viable fantasy pickup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:10 am
  • Wilson Chandler scores 18 points in return
    Wilson Chandler scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers and two turnovers in 23 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: Chandler has looked just fine in his role as the backup power forward. Earlier in the year, he was destroying second unit due to Nikola Jokic playing the vast majority of his minutes next to him. Chandler did actually play eight minutes at small forward during this game, which should continue due to Gary Harris (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) being out to force Will Barton to play more two. Barton was also very good in this game with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers. The Nuggets offense is legit. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:56 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores 11 points in win
    Nikola Mirotic scored 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in Saturday's 102-99 victory over the Kings.

    Advice: It was his best game since returning from illness, but nothing to be too excited about. He can frustrate owners with his volatility. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
  • Manu Ginobili hurts his back
    Manu Ginobili hurt his back at the end of Saturday's game in Cleveland.

    Advice: He grabbed his lower back and was in a lot of pain. Ginobili has a slew of back problems in the past, so you can pencil him as a DNP on Monday and possibly beyond. Jonathon Simmons would be worth a look in deep leagues while Bryn Forbes could be in the rotation. This helps Danny Green too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:06 pm
  • Sam Dekker scores career-high 30 points
    Sam Dekker made 12-of-19 from the field for a career-high 30 points in his first NBA start with four rebounds, two steals and six 3-pointers in Saturday’s 119-95 win over the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Oh so that's why coach Mike D'Antoni has liked him all season. The coach also continued the praise for his PF today after the game. "I love him," D'Antoni said. "I love his game, but he has lapses, rookie lapses. What we're trying to do is, we're worried about the playoffs. You don't win a series when you make mistakes like that, so he's got to learn that and hopefully will." In other words, it sounds like Dekker could even be getting more minutes even after Ryan Anderson (illness) comes back. If you have anything you're sick of, grabbing Dekker in one of the most productive offensives in the NBA makes sense for several standard-league owners. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:05 pm
  • Dion Waiters scores season-high 33 points
    Dion Waiters hit 12-of-19 shots for a season-high 33 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in Saturday's 109-97 win against the Bucks.

    Advice: As expected, coach Erik Spoelstra used the old C.J. McCollum rotation move for Waiters, giving him 100 percent of the backup point guard minutes tonight. Tyler Johnson (shoulder) is day-to-day with his surgically-repaired shoulder from last year, so he could miss time despite being day-to-day. Waiters should have value in that time, so he's worth a pickup for owners seeing good short-term output and some top-150 kind of numbers once Johnson is back. Josh Richardson (foot) would hurt him too. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:14 pm
  • Chandler, Gallo, Mudiay are available to play
    Wilson Chandler (personal), Danilo Gallinari (ankle) and Emmanuel Mudiay (back) are all available to play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: Chandler only needed one game away from the team for personal reasons. This game figures to be somewhat fast and Danilo Gallinari is a go, so Chandler should slot into the four most of this game. Juan Hernangomez takes a big hit here. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:20 pm
  • Dion Waiters sticking in the starting unit
    Dion Waiters will stick in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: This is somewhat interesting with Tyler Johnson (shoulder) out. With Goran Dragic as really the only ball-handler, we will probably see Waiters be used in a C.J. McCollum-esque role. In other words, he'll likely be staggered from Goran Dragic to make him the backup one to go with his starting two duties. He should be busy tonight and gains value while Johnson is out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • Sam Dekker will start on Saturday vs. Memphis
    Sam Dekker will start on Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With Ryan Anderson (flu) out, it's usually been Corey Brewer starting. This time, coach Mike D'Antoni is going with a little more size, which makes sense against the Grizzlies. Dekker has impressed us this season and he can add a little bit of everything to the stat sheet, so he may have some attractive value until Ryno comes back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:35 pm
  • Sam Dekker likely to start
    Sam Dekker is expected to start for Corey Brewer against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: It makes sense after Dekker showed some promise on Friday while Corey Brewer was exploited against the Warriors. Dekker's versatility has always been a favorite attribute for coach Mike D'Antoni, so he might be sticking until Ryan Anderson (illness) can make it back. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:16 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko will not play on Saturday
    Jonas Jerebko (illness) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He was probable, but the team will keep him out. With Jerebko and Tyler Zeller (illness) out, we might get a little Jordan Mickey action. There should be some extra run going to Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk as we ll. Olynyk has played well and is a viable option today. He's worth a look in standard leagues, but we've seen him fall off several times. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:23 pm
  • Jonas Jerebko has a cold, is probable
    Jonas Jerebko (illness) has a cold and is probable to play against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: Considering he's probable, we'll assume Jerebko is good for minutes in the low teens. Although, coach Brad Stevens may opt for Tyler Zeller to be his last big in the rotation. There's little reason to react to this news from a fantasy perspective. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:03 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic scores five points
    Nikola Mirotic made 1-of-6 from the field for five points with four rebounds, two assists and five fouls in 17 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: When Bad Mirotic shows up, he shows up in emphatic fashion. These are the breaks with him, but he is still worth owning in standard leagues unless there is an irresistible free agent out there. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Sam Dekker looks good off the bench
    Sam Dekker scored 17 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: With Ryan Anderson (illness) set to miss at least one game and probably more, Dekker could have some value in the next week. He's played better defense and coach Mike D'Antoni has used him at three different positions. He'll lose most of his short-term value once Ryno returns. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:02 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan struggles in Charlotte
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Hornets during an ugly 113-78 loss on Friday.

    Advice: In case you missed it yesterday, DeRozan was named to the All-Star starting group for the East. DeRozan was soaring earlier this season as the NBA's top scorer, but now he's almost tied with DeMarcus Cousins for fifth and sixth. He is still playing well, but DeRozan hasn't been a top-30 player on the season for standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:01 pm
  • Wilson Chandler not on the injury report
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is not on the injury report for Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: It looks like Chandler only needed the one game for his personal reasons. With him back, he'll likely be getting a few minutes at the three to go with his heavy dose of minutes at the four. Juancho Hernangomez would be the most likely to lose minutes. Chandler should be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:58 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel) ruled out Friday
    Evan Fournier (heel) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This news is certainly not surprising, as plugged-in, Magic beat writer Josh Robbins recently termed Fournier's return as "not imminent." Friday will be the fourth straight game Fournier has missed after aggravating a right-heel injury that also caused him to miss five games from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. With Jodie Meeks (thumb) sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks, Orlando will have to lean heavily on Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson to pick up the slack for Meeks and Fournier. D.J. Augustin will also likely see an uptick in minutes playing alongside Elfrid Payton in the backcourt. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:12 am
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  • Evan Fournier (heel) unlikely to play Friday
    Evan Fournier (heel) is unlikely to play Friday vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: The Magic have yet to release their game notes for Friday's matchup with the Bucks, however, Fournier's return is "not imminent," according Josh Robbins. "It’s really, really frustrating," Fournier said. "I don’t sleep at night right now, and there’s nothing I can do. So my focus right now is on getting better because that’s the only thing I can control." With Jodie Meeks (thumb) expected to miss 4-6 weeks, Orlando is extremely shorthanded at shooting guard. Mario Hezonja and C.J. Watson will see a major uptick in minutes until Fournier returns. D.J. Augustin will also see additional time playing off the ball. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:49 am
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  • Harrison Barnes scored 15 points in loss
    Harrison Barnes scored 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes on Thursday against the Heat.

    Advice: Barnes struggled immensely in the second half with James Johnson covering him, making just one field goal. That being said, he still had a decent evening considering the matchup and continues to average a career-high 20.6 points per game. The Mavs head back home to take on the Jazz on Friday night, a team Barnes has faced off against twice and is averaging 35.6 minutes, 17.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 steal per game against. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:12 pm
  • Wilson Chandler, Gary Harris out Thursday
    Wilson Chandler (personal) and Gary Harris (ankle) will not play on Thursday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Chandler was listed as out, but now we have official confirmation. This is a tough blow for the Nuggets because Danilo Gallinari (ankle) was just downgraded to questionable. The Nuggets play two more times this week on Saturday and Sunday, so Chandler's owners should sit tight for now. Will Barton looks like a great DFS play and we could see more of rookie Juan Hernangomez. Chandler's absence also raises Kenneth Faried's floor, especially with Darrell Arthur (knee) out. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:15 am
  • Andre Iguodala gets four steals w/ full line
    Andre Iguodala had another nice game on Wednesday, swiping four steals to go along with six points, five assists and two rebounds in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The 13-year veteran is quietly having a phenomenal month of January, scoring 7.3 points on 62.5 percent shooting with 1.0 threes, 3.7 boards, 3.6 assists and 0.7 steals. He's a combined 7-of-11 from deep in that span. It's inevitable that he'll cool off, but he's getting a ton of easy shot attempts and is at least worth some attention in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:39 pm
  • Klay Thompson (personal) starts, logs 30 mins
    Klay Thompson (personal) started Wednesday's game and finished with 14 points, five boards, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes of action.

    Advice: Thompson's status was a roller-coaster throughout the day. He was initially ruled out after flying to Portland to be with his ill grandfather, but he was later deemed 'questionable' and then 'probable'. Thompson's stats this season are remarkably similar to last year, including an identical 17.3 shots per game, and he's still returning fourth-round value despite the surplus of talented scorers in Golden State. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:38 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan hits 11-of-21 FGs for 25 pts
    DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points on 11-of-21 shots vs. the 76ers on Wednesday, without a single 3-point attempt in 38 minutes of action.

    Advice: He added six assists, three boards, one steal and just two turnovers. It's all a bonus for his fantasy owners, as coach Dwane Casey hinted earlier in the day that DeRozan might rest in the second of back-to-back games. Toronto gets consecutive games again on Jan. 24-25, so owners should be on the lookout for a potential rest day next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Klay Thompson (personal) will play Wednesday
    Klay Thompson (personal) has arrived at Oracle Arena and he will play vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Thompson flew back from Portland and he made it to the arena with enough time to ensure that he'll be in the starting lineup. Get him into your active lineups. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:12 pm
  • Confirmed: DeMar DeRozan will start vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is confirmed in the starting lineup against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Raptors may want to get a win against their divisional foes. DeRozan gets a good matchup tonight, so keep him rolling in your season-long leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:01 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan listed as starter vs. 76ers
    DeMar DeRozan is listed as the starter for Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: The Raptors usually tweet out lineup changes on their officially Twitter account, but this isn't the source here. For now, DeRozan has a good chance to play on the second half of a back-to-back set. We'll see if there is another update on DeMar from the team before tip. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel, foot) out for Wednesday
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) will not play against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He tried to return from a heel injury last week and apparently it's caused additional problems to his foot due to compensation. Fournier's owners obviously have to stash him. Jodie Meeks should play minutes around 30 while Elfrid Payton has also been terrific without Fournier lately. Meeks is worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:35 pm
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  • Woj: Klay Thompson intends to play vs. OKC
    Klay Thompson (personal) flew to Portland to visit his ill grandfather today and intends to return to Bay Area to play against the Thunder on Wednesday night, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

    Advice: Thompson has told general manager Bob Myers he could fly back in time for the game tonight, so Thompson looks like he's closer to probable for this game. If he isn't back in time, we'll see more Pat McCaw Ian Clark and Andre Iguodala could play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:31 pm
  • Lance Thomas (face) out Wednesday vs. BOS
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Joakim Noah (ankle) will also be on the sidelines Wednesday night, so Mindaugas Kuzminskas will be looking at another start, with Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez splitting minutes at the five. Kuzminskas put up 14 points, five boards, one trey, two dimes and two steals his last time out, so he's someone to consider throwing out there as a low-budget DFS target. Thomas isn't worth owning anywhere. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:07 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out
    Wilson Chandler (personal) is listed as out for Thursday against the Spurs.

    Advice: Being listed as out isn't the same thing as being out, so hopefully we get another update on Thursday before the road game. Kenneth Faried has played really well in the first unit, which has cost Chandler some playing time. He's still worth owning, though. If he is indeed out, Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and Juan Hernangomez could play more. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:56 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan possibly resting on Wednesday?
    Coach Dwane Casey hinted DeMar DeRozan could be rested on Wednesday against the 76ers.

    Advice: It makes sense after the Raptors rested Kyle Lowry in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. If DeRozan does sit, it'll likely be Norman Powell getting the start while Terrence Ross would also get a bump in playing time. Plus, Kyle Lowry could be taking a ton of shots in his hometown. Hopefully we get the starting lineup before the 7:00 EST start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:21 am
  • Update: Klay Thompson is questionable vs. OKC
    Updating a previous item, Klay Thompson (personal) is now questionable to play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was just five minutes ago Klay was called out for this game, but now there is a chance he can make it back with the team in time for tonight after dealing with a family matter. He'll likely be a game-time call for the late start tonight, so DFS players likely won't know when it's time to set your lineup. If he's out, Pat McCaw, Ian Clark and Andre Iguodala would benefit. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:15 am
  • Nikola Mirotic plays 22 minutes in return
    Nikola Mirotic returned from an illness on Tuesday and had six points, five rebounds, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Not a bad line from Mirotic, who also benefitted from the absence of Taj Gibson, who was out with an ankle injury. The song remains the same with Miro - he'll have some big games and some bad games, so catching him on the right night can be tough. But if Gibson's ankle injury lingers, Mirotic will be someone worth picking up, while he could also bounce back for a decent second half, with or without Gibson. Mirotic is the textbook definition of a borderline player to own in 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:09 pm
  • Paul Zipser starts, scores five points
    Paul Zipser started for Taj Gibson (ankle) on Tuesday but played just 19 minutes and finished with five points, three rebounds and a 3-pointer in a loss to the Mavs.

    Advice: Zipser will likely move to the bench regardless of Gibson's ankle, as Nikola Mirotic is back in action for the Bulls after dealing with an illness. Forget about him in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan goes off for 36 points
    DeMar DeRozan went off for 36 points on 13-of-28 shooting in Tuesday's 119-109 win over the Nets.

    Advice: Kyle Lowry (rest) got the night off and DeRozan's usage rate climbs from 31.7 to 41.5 with Lowry off the court, so it's no surprise that he feasted on the Nets. He added 11 rebounds, six assists and one steal, hitting all 10 of his free throws. He didn't even attempt a 3-pointer, but that only makes this line even more impressive. Just make sure he's active for Wednesday's matchup vs. the 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back set. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Dion Waiters hits 7-of15 shots for 17 points
    Dion Waiters made another start on Tuesday and hit 7-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in a win over the Heat.

    Advice: Waiters has been in an ugly shooting slump and missed some layups tonight, but looked much better than he has over his previous four games, when he hit just 15-of-53 shots. He's locked and loaded at shooting guard with Josh Richardson out for the next couple weeks, making him a hot pickup in fantasyland. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:19 pm
  • Sam Dekker plays 25 minutes in loss
    Sam Dekker played 25 minutes and hit 3-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for eight points, seven rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's loss to the Heat.

    Advice: He saw some extra minutes with Ryan Anderson out with an illness, but will return to his normal (read: fewer) minutes with Anderson due back quickly from the flu. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • Paul Zipser to start in place of Taj Gibson
    Paul Zipser will replace Taj Gibson (ankle) in the Bulls starting lineup Tuesday vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: Zipser has started two games previously this season. In those two starts, he is averaging 6.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 24.6 minutes. Thus, there is no need to add Zipser off the wire, and he is even risky as a streaming option or a DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:24 pm
  • Fournier, Biyombo questionable for Wednesday
    Evan Fournier (heel) and Bismack Biyombo (knee) are being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Fournier missed five straight games with this same injury earlier this month, and that wasn't enough time off to get himself right, so he could miss more time this time around. Considering he's only sat out the past two, we feel he's much closer to doubtful for Wednesday's game, but we should get another update after shootaround. Biyombo had a nasty fall on Monday, and while he played through it, it looks like the knee swelled up on the flight to New Orleans. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:26 pm
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  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play Tuesday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play Tuesday vs. the Mavs.

    Advice: Mirotic, who has missed four straight games due to strep throat, has been a disappointment this season, averaging career-lows in points (9.5), assists (0.8), field goal percentage (.387), 3-point percentage (.312) and free-throw percentage (.758). Hopefully, he can bounce back in the second half of the season to salvage his 2016-17 campaign. Mirotic's return will cut into Doug McDermott's minutes and likely knock Bobby Portis out of the rotation. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:11 am
  • Evan Fournier returned to action on Monday January 16. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:41 am
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  • Andre Iguodala scores season-high 14 points
    Andre Iguodala scored a season-high 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting in Monday's win over the Cavaliers.

    Advice: You just knew he was going to step up with LeBron James in town. Iguodala did all of his damage in just 25 minutes of the blowout, adding five assists, three rebounds, one block and two triples. As good as he was tonight, Iggy was only averaging 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists on the season, so we can't get behind an add in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores nine off Denver bench
    Wilson Chandler came off the bench in Denver victory over Orlando and finished with nine points (on 4-of-12 shooting), eight rebounds, three assists, two turnovers, one 3-pointer and a steal.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried slid into the starting lineup on Monday, which limited Chandler impact. It was actually the first time all season Chandler played fewer than 23 minutes. Wilson had been hot coming into Monday (averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 boards in 31.1 minutes over his last five games), so Monday's game can be viewed as a blip on the radar for the time being... Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:27 pm
  • Wilson Chandler will come off the bench Mon
    Wilson Chandler will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Kenneth Faried will get the start in what is likely a matchup based move, but Chandler tends to get his numbers regardless of how he enters the game, so his value won't take much of a hit with the second unit. Feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 1:34 pm
  • Evan Fournier (heel) out Monday vs. Denver
    Evan Fournier (heel) will not suit up for Monday's game against the Nuggets, as expected.

    Advice: He's currently without an official timetable to return, and it sounds like there's a good chance he'll spend the entire week on the sidelines. Jodie Meeks will draw the start in his place, and Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will join him in the starting five. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 12:47 pm
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  • Lance Thomas (orbital fracture) out Monday
    Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: Thomas has cleared the concussion protocol, but he will have to get fitted for a mask to protect his orbital fracture and he's considered to be out indefinitely. Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) is a game-time call and will slide back into the starting lineup if he's cleared, but Mindaugas Kuzminskas is looking at a larger role off the bench in the short term and is worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com Jan 16, 8:25 am
  • Paul Zipser starts, play 15 minutes Sunday
    Paul Zipser started Sunday's game in place of Dwyane Wade (rest), finishing with five points, two rebounds and three turnovers in 15 minutes.

    Advice: It was a tough matchup vs. the Grizzlies' defense, but that's hardly the only reason to avoid Zipser, a 22-year-old rookie taken by Chicago at No. 48 overall this season. Wade is due back on Tuesday, kicking off the Bulls' three-game week, and we're unlikely to hear much from Zipser until a back-to-back set on Jan. 24-25. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 9:04 pm
  • Sam Dekker (shoulder) looks good in 17 mins
    Sam Dekker (strained left shoulder) posted eight points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. the Nets on Sunday, adding three assists, one rebound and one steal in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Dekker didn't miss any time with the injury, but even at full strength he's an unappealing fantasy asset in standard leagues. In Houston's previous five games, the second-year forward was averaging just 5.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting, 1.2 threes, 3.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.6 steals. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 6:01 pm
  • Paul Zipser will start on Sunday vs. Memphis
    Paul Zipser will move into the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With Nikola Mirotic (illness) and Dwyane Wade (rest) out tonight, Zipser will get some run. He started on Jan. 12 against the Knicks and played 34 minutes, scoring seven points with five rebounds and two assists. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 5:47 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic could return on Tuesday
    Coach Fred Hoiberg is "hopeful" that Nikola Mirotic (illness) will play on Tuesday against Dallas.

    Advice: Mirotic has missed four games due to the illness, which appears to be strep throat. Prior to the issue, he averaged 25.8 minutes, 10.8 points, four rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game in the month of January. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 4:43 pm
  • DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points w/ five dimes
    DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting during Sunday's blowout win over the Knicks, to go with five rebounds, five assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors flexed their muscles in this one, going on a 21-2 run to open up the second half of action, which allowed Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarre Carroll and DeRozan to watch the entire fourth quarter of action from the sidelines. The Raptors have what should be some easy wins coming up with a back-to-back set against the Nets (Tuesday) and 76ers (Wednesday), so DeRozan's minutes could be on the lower spectrum to open up Week-13. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:46 pm
  • Lance Thomas w/ facial fracture, doubtful Mon
    Lance Thomas has been diagnosed with a left orbital fracture and concussion-like symptoms, and he's doubtful to play on Monday.

    Advice: The fractured bone is near Thomas' left cheek, and with concussion symptoms it would be shocking to see him in uniform for Monday's game. Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Justin Holiday should pick up minutes in Thomas' probable absence, and Holiday looked very good on Sunday with 17 points, three 3-pointers and three boards off the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 3:05 pm
  • Harrison Barnes hits 6-of-16 shots for 13 pts
    Harrison Barnes went 6-of-16 from the field and 1-of-2 from the stripe on Sunday, on his way to 13 points, three boards, one steal, one block and one turnover in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Barnes has impressively hit double figures in the scoring department in all 40 games this season, and he's been a steady mid-round guy all year long. He's having a career-year in Dallas, and as one of the younger guys on the roster, he's not in any danger of getting hit with random rest days down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 2:42 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) will not return Sunday
    Lance Thomas (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Raptors.

    Advice: With both Kristaps Porzingis (Achilles) and Thomas on the sidelines, Mindaugas Kuzminskas is going to see some increased opportunity while Carmelo Anthony will likely be forced into heavy minutes as he and Derrick Rose take turns dominating the offense. For now, we'll consider Thomas questionable for Monday's matchup with the Hawks. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:53 pm
  • Lance Thomas (head) questionable to return
    Lance Thomas took an elbow to the face via Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday, and he is questionable to return.

    Advice: Thomas needed to be helped off the floor, and there's a chance he may have suffered a concussion. We should have more info soon, but if he's unable to get back out there tonight, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will see a healthy heaping of minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 12:23 pm
  • Sam Dekker (left shoulder strain) will play
    Sam Dekker (left shoulder strain) will play on Sunday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: He picked up the injury at the end of Friday's game and was held out of practice on Saturday, but he's good to go tonight and there's no word of any restrictions. Dekker is averaging 5.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 triple through the first seven games of January. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 8:37 am
  • Evan Fournier doesn't have a timetable
    Evan Fournier (heel, foot) doesn't currently have a timetable to return.

    Advice: "I was compensating a lot, so now it’s more than just the heel," Fournier said. "It’s just the bottom of the foot, period. It’s frustrating, man. I could probably keep playing like this, but it’s not getting any better and I’m playing [at] like 60 percent [of my ability]." This is the same injury that sidelined him for five games in a row earlier in the season, so don't expect him to play on Monday vs. the Nuggets or Wednesday vs. the Pelicans. His owners just need to hold onto him for now, while Jodie Meeks is worth a look if you need a short-term boost in triples and points. Rotoworld.com Jan 15, 7:24 am
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  • Manu Ginobili gets added run
    Manu Ginobili scored 16 points with two rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

    Advice: With Tony Parker as the only active point guard, Manu picked up some added playing time as the second unit ball handler. If Patty Mills (calf) needs to miss more time, Ginobili could see meaningful minutes in the mid 20s. Plus, the Spurs do not have any back-to-backs for their three games this week. There are worse players to use this week in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 6:22 pm
  • Paul Zipser gets a DNP-CD
    Paul Zipser was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

    Advice: From a starter and a closer with Jimmy Butler out on Thursday, to out of the rotation on Saturday. Maybe he gets some minutes on Sunday with Dwyane Wade (rest) out, but there's no need to add Zipser almost anywhere. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:32 pm
  • Evan Fournier (foot) could miss road trip
    Evan Fournier (foot, heel) could miss the remainder of the Magic's road trip due to the concern of his foot and heel injuries.

    Advice: On top of being out Saturday, he could be out Monday and Wednesday. The interesting thing here is that it sounds like he has problems in two different areas on his right foot. His heel injury was a problem at the end of last month and cost him five games, so he could be looking at a similar amount of time off due to the aggravation. In the meantime, go ahead and add Jodie Meeks in competitive leagues for short-term value. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 5:09 pm
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  • Nikola Mirotic ruled out for Sunday night
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will not play against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

    Advice: He has a really, really bad case of something with now four games out of the lineup. Mirotic being out should open up minutes for Doug McDermott as the second-unit shooter, but McDermott has been awful lately. If things change on Saturday, maybe Bobby Portis gets a look. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 12:31 pm
  • Waiters confident he will snap out of slump
    Dion Waiters feels healthy and is confident he will snap out of his recent slump.

    Advice: Since returning from a groin tear back on January 4th, Waiters is averaging 8.4 points, while shooting just 29.8 percent from the floor and 17.6 percent from downtown. Waiters believes he is close to regaining the form he had prior to the injury, when he was playing arguably the best basketball of his career. "No question, it's coming," Waiters said confidently. "Sooner than later, there's no doubt about that. The wait is over." Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 11:04 am
  • Sam Dekker (shoulder) questionable for Sunday
    Sam Dekker (left shoulder strain) is questionable for Sunday's game at Brooklyn.

    Advice: Dekker has played in all 42 the Rockets games this season, averaging 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 18.6 minutes per contest. Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson and Corey Brewer would likely see more minutes than usual if Dekker does not play Sunday. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:09 am
  • Paul Zipser getting talked up a bit?
    Coach Fred Hoiberg said Paul Zipser "really battled" and "played hard" in his start on Thursday.

    Advice: It was a bit of a shock to see Hoiberg close with Zipser on Thursday night over guys like Doug McDermott. "The fact that he didn't back down from the challenge of guarding Carmelo Anthony says a lot about Paul," Hoiberg said. "You see some of his versatility. He has a bright future." Obviously we can't trust Zipser just yet, but don't be surprised if he's in the rotation again on Saturday. He could likely start if Jimmy Butler (illness) is out again. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 3:25 pm
  • Nikola Mirotic (illness) out for Saturday
    Nikola Mirotic (illness) will not play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup with his very bad illness. With him out, it was Paul Zipser getting the start while Bobby Portis also saw some late minutes in a close game. Doug McDermott could also benefit, but he's been in a brutal slump. Mirotic is still a stash. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:29 pm
  • Klay Thompson hits 9-of-15 shots in win
    Klay Thompson hit 9-of-15 shots, 4-of-5 3-pointers and 1-of-4 free throws for 23 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 36 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: He stayed in the blowout for most of the fourth quarter, while Stephen Curry watched from the bench. Thompson's a career 85 percent free throw shooter so you can bet he's not happy with his free throw performance tonight. But the rest of his game was on point and he looked great after getting a day of rest on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 10:17 pm
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