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  • Ryan Anderson (ankle) likely out Tuesday
    Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Ryan Anderson will "probably" be out for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: "I hate it for Ryan," D'Antoni said. "I hate that he's not here. But we have enough to cover it up." Anderson has already been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder and he currently doesn't have a timetable to return. With Anderson out, the Rockets will likely have to play more small ball with Trevor Ariza at the four, and D'Antoni mentioned that Lou Williams, Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker will likely see a bump in minutes. Rotoworld.com 23 minutes ago
  • Al Horford being more selective with shots
    Al Horford said he's taking less 3-pointers per game because he's trying to be more aggressive in the paint.

    Advice: After averaging 4.1 triples per game through the first four months of the season, Horford is only attempting 1.7 per game in March. "With the 3-point shot, I’ve been working on it quite a bit. I feel confident about taking them when I’m open, taking them when they’re there, and just being a little more selective with the shots that I take." His fantasy owners probably don't mind, as his FG percentage is way up and he's averaging 8.9 points in the paint over his last 13 games. He's been a top-10 player in standard leagues over the last couple weeks and is peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com 36 minutes ago
  • Scott Brooks praises Kelly Oubre
    Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Kelly Oubre has been a "superstar" in his role off the bench.

    Advice: "The game for Kelly, to me, is simple. Just compete," Brooks said. "Deflections. Getting into the passing lanes. Contesting at the rim. Switching on our pick-and-roll coverage because he can guard one through four depending on the matchup and then rebound. The game rewards him when he does that." The second-year wing had one of his best games of the season against LeBron James and the Cavs on Saturday, finishing with 16 points, seven rebounds, one steal and no turnovers in 26 minutes. However, unless we learn that Bojan Bogdanovic (back) will miss more time, most fantasy owners can leave him on the wire for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:36 am
  • Hornacek praises Willy Hernangomez
    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek praised Willy Hernangomez after he scored 24 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: "He’s getting better and better every game,’’ Hornacek said. "The experience against this team with LaMarcus [Aldridge], [Dewayne] Dedmon, Pau [Gasol], those are long, long guys. You see how smart a player he is. He didn’t try to jump over the guys and challenge them — he shot his little floaters over them.’’ Hornacek said he isn't ready to commit to Hernangomez as the starting center for the 2017-18 season, but with Joakim Noah suspended for the first 12 games of that campaign, the rookie has to be the heavy favorite. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:28 am
  • Larry Sanders was signed by CLE on Saturday March 25. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:45 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 32 points on 100.0 eFG%
    C.J. McCollum made scoring 32 points look easy during a 112-100 win over the Wolves on Saturday, making 11-of-13 from the field and all six free throws with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: Not bad on efficiency with a 102.3 true shooting percentage. Damian Lillard said McCollum is the best midrange player in the league, but McCollum said on the Blazers broadcast that he's the best "in the world." He may be right with C.J. way above league average in non-restricted paint scoring, midrange and on 3-pointers. For a guy who gets 48.3 percent of his shots on pull-ups, McCollum is vastly underrated as an elite scorer in the NBA. His fantasy owners certainly don't underrate him thanks to his top-20 value in standard leagues this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 21 in win
    Damian Lillard made 8-of-13 from the field for 21 points with six points, eight rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: The garbage time could've been the main reason why his three-game streak of scoring at least 30 has been snapped. On the other hand, Lillard does have a great efficiency streak still alive with at least a 54.0 true shooting percentage (TS%) in nine straight, totaling a pristine 68.3 TS% and a 35.2 usage rate in that span. He's arguably the hottest scorer in the league and is a big reason why the Blazers won't go away in the race for eighth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • KAT finally has a bad game
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 points with five rebounds and one block in 31 minutes during a 112-100 loss to the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: It's been a long, long time since KAT had a dud like this one. In fact, the 21 combined points and boards are his lowest since Nov. 23 against the Pelicans. Over his previous games since the break, Towns averaged 28.1 points, 13.9 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.4 treys. Even with the Wolves basically out of the playoffs, KAT is headed for a monster finish. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 16 points vs. POR
    Ricky Rubio scored 16 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: This loss puts the Wolves down six games from the No. 8 spot with only 10 games to go, so they're basically dead in the water. We'll see how coach Tom Thibodeau plays this one with Rubio, but it's obvious more minutes are going to Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn. To be clear, the low minutes today had to do with garbage time. With only three games this week, Rubio's fantasy owners may have to weigh their options. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Tyus Jones scores one point
    Tyus Jones scored one point with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Wolves are making a change to their rotation with Kris Dunn as more of a wing and Jones locking down the backup PG minutes. Jones has also played 18 minutes next to Ricky Rubio in the last two, so he's filling in there. Jones isn't really a pickup unless you're desperate now or want to stash him for the five-game week starting on Apr. 3. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Kris Dunn scores career-high 17 points
    Kris Dunn scored a career-high 17 points against the Blazers on Saturday, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: It's looking like Kris Dunn shooting guard time. In the last two games, Dunn has played a combined 31 minutes next to Ricky Rubio and 37 minutes next to Tyus Jones -- the Dunn-Rubio lineups have been torched. Now that the Wolves are basically out of it, Dunn looks like he'll be contributing on a nightly basis. If you need a point guard, he's worth a look. He could be a sneaky player to have in the last full week of the season with five games, but only has three next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 18 points in win
    Serge Ibaka scored 18 points with eight rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers during a 94-86 win over the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: The Raptors actually haven't been too bad without Ibaka off the court, but he's putting up some good stats these days. In his last four active games, he's averaged 16.8 points, 7.0 boards, 0.8 assists, 0.5 blocks and 2.3 treys. He's been performing as expected as a sixth-round player since arriving in The North. DeMar DeRozan also added 18 points during this win. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine points
    P.J. Tucker scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: With DeMarre Carroll (back) out, coach Dwane Casey pulled a page out of Suns coach Earl Watson's playbook with heavy run of Tucker against strong offensive players. The Raptors are getting some serious value out of Tucker from their second-round pick at the deadline and he could make a big impact in the postseason, but most fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere unless he's being added as a steals specialist. There are a lot of hot pickups out there. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Norm doesn't step up without Carroll
    Norman Powell scored six points with one assist and one steal in 14 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Even with DeMarre Carrol (back) out, coach Dwane Casey used some two-PG combos to offset that loss along with plenty of P.J. Tucker. Powell isn't really an add unless you're fishing for points at the bottom of the barrel. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl still finds his minutes
    Jakob Poeltl scored four points with three rebounds, one block and one steal in 18 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Coach Dwane Casey still gave Poeltl some important run even with Serge Ibaka back. The biggest takeaway from this is that Jonas Valanciunas is even tougher to trust in fantasy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Delon Wright scores eight points
    Delon Wright scored eight points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: That will work as the Raptors went smaller to help offset not having DeMarre Carroll (back) out there today. Wright does appear to be trending up, but he's still only worth a look in very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Harry B has another good game
    Harrison Barnes scored 23 points during a 94-86 loss to the Raptors on Saturday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and no turnovers.

    Advice: March has been a rough month for Harry B, but now he's got two good ones in a row under his belt. This month, he has his worst scoring average and efficiency compared to other full months. He's still a must-start player and has been much better than expected in reality after his big contract. The Mavs trail the Nuggets by 4.0 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Seth Curry flops as PG vs. Raptors
    Seth Curry scored 11 points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Mavs want to get a look Curry as a point guard, but it just wasn't there against a vastly improved defense. We've seen coach Rick Carlisle turn trash to treasure on a lot of point guards, so this should be a positive for Curry after an adjustment period. Of course, fantasy owners in redraft leagues may not enjoy said adjustment period. He still has to be starting in almost all formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Wes puts up another dud
    Wesley Matthews made 2-of-12 from the field and missed both free throws for four points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

    Advice: Besides the missed shots, that's a pretty good line for Matthews. Still, Matthews is now down to just 28.6 percent from the field in March, and a lot of that is because he's only made two shots at the rim for the entire month. The downside is outweighing the upside by a lot these days. He did go to the locker room today, but quickly returned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell scores 10 points in 18 minutes
    Yogi Ferrell scored 10 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not check for the first 15 minutes of this game. Ferrell gave the Mavs a nice spark after a strong start, so it's fair to say Ferrell's minutes were likely going to be in the low double digits had he not played well early. He's a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Noel doesn't have a great start to experiment
    Nerlens Noel scored three points in 25 minutes as a starter against the Raptors on Saturday, adding eight rebounds and one block.

    Advice: Not a great start to the experiment. The Mavs want to figure out what Noel can do on the offensive end and how he can develop with Seth Curry, but it'll definitely be a work in progress with Curry not having the same PNR experience as his bro, Stephen. Still, Noel should be a lot better than this and should be starting in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Avery Bradley (illness) was in hospital Sat.
    Avery Bradley (illness) wasn't released from the hospital Saturday morning.

    Advice: That obviously doesn't bode well for his chances to play on Sunday. The Celtics are only 0.5 games behind the Cavs, so Bradley probably would want to be out there. If he can't, Jaylen Brown figures to get another start and maybe Marcus Smart can do better than the 1-of-13 he had on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:59 pm
  • Willy Hernagomez scores 24 with 13 boards
    Willy Hernangomez scored 24 points with 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

    Advice: With Kristaps Porzingis having a nightmare performance, the Knicks needed Willy to come through inside. The Knicks could be resting more players the rest of the way, so Hernangomez could be a difference maker in fantasy. He was still turning in value worth starting before Carmelo Anthony (knee) was out, but the added value with possible shutdowns makes him a very strong start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Kelly Oubre scores 16 points in 26 minutes
    Kelly Oubre was superb off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday, making 7-of-8 from the field for 16 points with seven rebounds, one steal and no turnovers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: It was a fantastic showing for Oubre, who went up against LeBron James throughout this game. You could say this was his best game of the season with terrific play on offense, defense and especially in transition. If Bojan Bogdanovic (back) misses more time, maybe Oubre is worth a look in deep leagues. Most owners can leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:34 pm
  • Serge Ibaka, P.J. Tucker starting at forwards
    Cory Joseph, DeMar DeRozan, P.J. Tucker, Serge Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas will start against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Ibaka is back from his one-game suspension and should see plenty of minutes against the slower Mavs team. Tucker will also remain in the starting lineup with DeMarre Carroll (back) out, but we'll see a lot of Norman Powell off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:21 pm
  • Mavs in 'experimental mode' on Noel at C
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs are in "experimental mode" with Nerlens Noel as a starting center.

    Advice: In addition to Carlisle saying the Mavs "need" to look at Seth Curry as a PG, he added he wants to see how Curry and Noel go together. Noel did have a strong game on Thursday, so he should be getting some good run as the Mavs figure out where he is as a roll man with a 3-pointers guy. He should be starting in all formats tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:11 pm
  • Avery Bradley (illness) questionable Sunday
    Avery Bradley (gastroenteritis) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Sunday's matchup against Miami.

    Advice: Bradley had to stay overnight in the hospital on Friday to make sure he remained hydrated, so it was expected he would be labeled as questionable in the game notes for Sunday's contest. Still, this doesn't give us much insight into the actual chances of him suiting up vs. the Heat. We may have to wait until the Celtics shootaround on Sunday morning to get a reliable update on Bradley's status. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:47 am
  • Ryan Anderson (ankle) ruled out for Sunday
    Ryan Anderson (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: This news is not surprisingly. Anderson appeared to badly sprained his ankle Friday night when he landed on the foot of DeMarcus Cousins. At this point, it is unknown if Anderson will miss additional game(s) after Sunday, but the Rockets won't place too much importance on a few relatively meaningless regular season contests with the playoffs less than three weeks away. Eric Gordon may be inserted into the starting lineup on Sunday, with Trevor Ariza sliding to power forward. Sam Dekker will also see an uptick in minutes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:43 am
  • Ryan Anderson (ankle) uncertain for Sunday
    Ryan Anderson (ankle) would not rule himself out of Sunday's game vs. OKC, but it appears he is unlikely to play.

    Advice: Anderson sprained his right ankle in the second half of Friday's win over New Orleans. The Rockets are essentially locked into the three seed; thus, it makes sense to assume their focus will be on getting their roster as healthy as possible for the postseason. If Anderson does not play on Sunday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle believes that the Rockets will likely start Trevor Ariza as the power forward and move Eric Gordon into the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein scores 12 points
    Willie Cauley-Stein scored 12 points during a 114-100 loss to the Warriors on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He hasn't quite lit it up, but Cauley-Stein is still getting it done in the starting lineup. In his last five, WCS averaged 11.6 points, 6.0 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 steals. He's a little like Nerlens Noel and should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:07 am
  • Kris Dunn scores 11 points in loss
    Kris Dunn scored 11 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes vs. the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: There's a lot to be excited about with this line, but the biggest takeaway is that he logged 25 minutes next to Ricky Rubio. He finished 5-of-12 from the field and his path to minutes will be wider if the Wolves keep using more two-PG lineups, so he's someone to keep an eye on in the final few weeks of the season. Let's see if he can keep it going on Saturday vs. the Blazers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:10 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 19 points w/ 15 assists
    Ricky Rubio scored 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting with 15 assists, three rebounds, three steals, one block and one triple in Friday's loss to the Lakers.

    Advice: This was the fifth straight loss for the Wolves and they now trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 6.5 games. However, Rubio's owners may not have to worry about DNPs or a potential shut-down just yet -- the Wolves used more two-PG lineups tonight and Rubio logged 25 minutes next to Kris Dunn. Even though Dunn's workload should rise, he will likely take minutes away from Brandon Rush and not Rubio if tonight was any indication. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:59 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Wilson Chandler scores 24 points vs. Indy
    Wilson Chandler scored 24 points with four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: After the game, Chandler said he felt pretty good and sounded healthy. He said his groin contusion wasn't too serious and he was just getting treatment. He also said he had an acupuncture guy and spent "countless hours" with him. Chandler doesn't look like he'll be leaving many holes in the scoring department going forward, so keep him going. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:32 pm
  • Ryan Anderson with badly swollen ankle
    Ryan Anderson (right ankle) had a badly swollen ankle after Friday's game.

    Advice: He sprained his right ankle after stepping on Cousins' foot and went straight to the locker room in the second half. Anderson said it's too soon to know about how much time he'll miss, but it didn't sound positive about playing against OKC on Sunday. If he's out, the Rockets will be rolling with more multiple-guard lineups and Sam Dekker should see some extra minutes. If you want to drop Ryno, it makes sense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:16 pm
  • Bradley (illness) to spend night in hospital
    Avery Bradley (stomach illness) is being kept overnight at a local hospital as a precaution, to keep him hydrated.

    Advice: The Celtics next game is Sunday vs. Miami. At this point, Bradley can be considered questionable for that contest. Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown will soak up extra minutes with Bradley sidelined. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:58 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:27 pm
  • Avery Bradley out vs. PHX; Brown starting
    Avery Bradley (illness) will not play against the Suns on Friday and Jaylen Brown will get the starting

    Advice: At least it's not Bradley's Achilles injury from earlier in 2017. Bradley should be considered questionable for Sunday against the Heat. For tonight, Marcus Smart should pick up minutes in the low 30s while Brown should get 20-24 minutes in a plus matchup and Terry Rozier could get added run in a blowout. Isaiah Thomas' revenge game also got a little sweeter. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:40 pm
  • Sanders not likely for minutes
    Coach Tyronn Lue said he had no plans to use Larry Sanders in meaningful minutes on Friday night against the Hornets.

    Advice: The Cavs are on the front end of a back-to-back set and play the Wizards on Saturday night, so there is absolutely a chance for rest tonight. Still, Sanders likely won't be making an impact until the last week of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:35 pm
  • Carlisle calls Yogi a utility player
    Coach Rick Carlisle said Yogi Ferrell can be great as a "utility player."

    Advice: This confirms Carlisle's talk of the Mavs playing Seth Curry more at the point. Ferrell only played 16 minutes on Thursday and that was because Curry played a lot of two. It's possible Ferrell's minutes drop even more going forward, so he's a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:38 am
  • Damian Lillard scores 30 points in win vs. NY
    Damian Lillard scored 30 points during a 110-95 win over the Knicks on Thursday, adding four rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's seven 30-plus scoring games in March to tie him with James Harden for the most in the NBA this month. Since the break, Lillard averaged 31.1 points, 4.6 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 3.4 treys on 49.5 percent from the field and 90.0 percent from the line. His Blazers are just 1.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed, so this will likely come down to the wire. Lillard has been the No. 2 player for total value in standard leagues since the break. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez scores 10 in start
    Willy Hernangomez scored 10 points in the starting lineup against the Blazers on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 21 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks are not getting much out of their Willy and Kristaps Porzingis frontcourt these days, giving up 30 points in the paint in the first half tonight. Since the break, that combo has a woeful 121.8 defensive rating, so something has to give here. Whatever coach Jeff Hornacek decides to do, Hernangomez should get enough minutes to remain owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:33 pm
  • Seth Curry will get more minutes at PG
    Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs "need" to take an extended look at Seth Curry as a point guard going forward.

    Advice: Interesting. Curry played mostly the two during a win over the Clippers and he's played a lot of two since his breakout. Curry was not a very good point guard earlier in his career, and the change to the SG is part of the reason he's been so good. Regardless, Curry has a big role coming his way and he should continue to be a must-start player in all formats. Curry turned in a strong Thursday game, scoring 23 points with three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in a win over the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:08 pm
  • Nerlens Noel puts up big stat line
    Nerlens Noel scored eight points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: That's more like it. Noel played terrific defense on Blake Griffin throughout this game, so that should help coach Rick Carlisle play him big minutes. He only played 19.0 minutes per game over his last three, but now that should change after this important win. Noel should start trending up and flirt with early-round value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:02 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores five points
    Wesley Matthews made 1-of-8 from the field for five points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He just is stuck in one of his brutal slumps again. In his last five, Matthews made just 28.9 percent from the field with averages of 6.6 points, 3.0 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. The Iron Man has some of the longest slumps among NBA starters, so some fantasy owners may want to just leave him on the wire until he snaps out of it. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:54 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell scores just five points
    Yogi Ferrell scored five points off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: It's not looking great for Yogi right now. Coach Rick Carlisle said he wants to get a longer look at Seth Curry at the one, and obviously the Mavs can't use Ferrell at the two for more than a handful of minutes. It was a fun ride, but Ferrell is a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:50 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores nine as starter
    P.J. Tucker started for Serge Ibaka on Thursday with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Heat.

    Advice: The Raptors have gone with Tucker at power forward quite a bit since they signed him, but most of the time it's when he's next to Ibaka. Tucker isn't exactly a stats guy for fantasy unless he's racking up the steals, but he has to be pumped about getting some playoff action. "I know the intensity goes up but my intensity never goes down. So for me, I'm excited about it," Tucker said about the upcoming playoff run. Tucker still isn't going to be worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:15 pm
  • Delon Wright scores 13 points in win at Miami
    Delon Wright scored 13 points in a 101-84 win at Miami on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: The younger Raptors came to the rescue to earn this comeback victory with Wright posting a +26 in +/- today. We've seen Wright play important minutes before and did so against John Wall back on Mar. 3, but he still wasn't able to get consistent run even after his coach talked him up. This is probably only going to be a timeshare for Wright and Cory Joseph, so most fantasy owners may want to steer clear. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • Norman Powell scores 14 points vs. Heat
    Norman Powell scored 14 points with three rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: With P.J. Tucker in the first unit to start for the suspended Serge Ibaka, there were more minutes available for Powell. Ibaka will be ready to go for the next one and Powell only playing in 15.5 minutes per game in his previous two, so fantasy owners can keep him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:51 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl to the rescue late
    Jakob Poeltl scored four points with six rebounds in 24 minutes against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: He played some big minutes in the second half to help the Raptors earn the comeback victory. Poeltl may not have picked up the run if Serge Ibaka wasn't suspended, so there's really nothing to this output going forward. Perhaps the biggest takeaway is that Poeltl is just another guy who can take minutes from Jonas Valanciunas. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:47 pm
  • Willy getting the start
    Willy Hernangomez will start against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: He should get some serious minutes with Kyle O'Quinn backing him up. Plus, the Blazers have given up some big lines to centers, so Willy could be in for a big night. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:42 pm
  • Yogi to the bench
    Yogi Ferrell will come off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He did receive his Western Conference Rookie of the Month for February, but Ferrell won't get to start against Chris Paul. He hasn't played well for a few weeks now, so he was shaping up to be a drop even before this news. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:38 pm
  • Nerlens Noel starting; Yogi Ferrell to bench
    Nerlens Noel will start and Yogi Ferrell will come off the bench against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Mavs will go with Noel as a start for just the second time. He blew up for 15 points and 17 boards in his first start, so hopefully coach Rick Carlisle plays him more than his 17 minutes from Tuesday. Get him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:36 pm
  • Seth Curry in the starting lineup
    Seth Curry (shoulder) is in the starting lineup against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a minor shoulder injury against the Warriors, but there was no word of any lingering damage heading into this game. While he has been struggling, get him in your lineup. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:25 pm
  • P.J. Tucker likely to start for Serge Ibaka
    P.J. Tucker is likely to start for Serge Ibaka against the Heat on Thursday.

    Advice: Ibaka is serving his one-game suspension for throwing a punch earlier this week. The Raptors can get away with going smaller against the Heat with the Heat not having many options at power forward. Besides Tucker, there should be more minutes going to Norman Powell and Pat Patterson may also play slightly more. Without Serge, Jonas Valanciunas should also play more against Hassan Whiteside, assuming he can go.Daily Slant: With Ibaka out of action, Tucker figures to see more than 30 minutes of court time and sets up as one of the best punt plays at the SF spot on Thursday. He's not typically a strong per-minute producer, but his 0.79 FPPM with Lowry/Ibaka off the floor this month would be enough for him to hit value. Patrick Patterson should also see increased run off the bench, but his ceiling is fairly limited. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:11 pm
  • Al Horford's value is trending up
    Celtics coach Brad Stevens hinted that he will keep staggering the playing time for Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas.

    Advice: Horford played only 2.4 minutes per game without Thomas during the final nine games before the break, but since then that average has gone up to double digits. "We still run the same offense, all the same concepts," Horford said. "I think that I may post a little more with the second unit, and guys will look to play off of me, and just create plays that way." Horford's value has been trending up quickly since this rotation tweak and Stevens deserves a lot of credit for maximizing the big man's talent. He's averaging 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 triples over his last five games, so he's peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:41 am
  • Mavericks were cautious with Noel in blowout
    Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said Nerlens Noel only played 17 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday due to the blowout.

    Advice: "[Noel] did a lot of good things [Tuesday] night, but I’m not going to play a guy coming off a sore knee meaningless minutes in a blowout," Carlisle said. "So if you’re asking for garbage minutes, that ain’t gonna happen." Carlisle added that Noel's knee is "doing really well," and it's worth noting that he should be looking at a nice workload on Thursday vs. DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers. He's averaging 9.5 points and 7.1 rebounds and 22.5 minutes through 10 games with the Mavs, but he should start trending up soon. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 am
  • Willy Hernangomez logs 17 minutes off bench
    Willy Hernangomez came off the bench vs. Utah on Wednesday, playing 17 minutes to finish with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting, 10 rebounds, two steals and one assist.

    Advice: Kristaps Porzingis started at center in a frontcourt that also featured Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas, which bumped Willy to a reserve role. His inconsistent minutes have been frustrating at the most important time on the fantasy calendar, but his upside is undeniable. He's worth holding in most leagues, unless there's a very compelling free agent available. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:54 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) plays 41 minutes
    Wilson Chandler (groin) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday, making 8-of-14 shots to score 18 points with one 3-pointer, five boards, three assists and one steal.

    Advice: Chandler had missed the past four games, but he sure didn't appear rusty while playing a game-high 41 minutes tonight. He was slumping offensively prior to the injury, and it looks like the extended rest could lead to renewed efficiency over Denver's final 11 games. Make sure he's not floating on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Al Horford puts up another strong line
    Al Horford scored 15 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Maybe Isaiah Thomas missing time has helped Horford get back on track. In his last five games, Horford averaged 18.4 points, 8.4 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 treys -- Thomas did not play in two of those. Horford's fantasy owners can probably start expecting early-round value going forward after a very quiet February. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 18 points vs. Indiana
    Avery Bradley played 39 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Celtics obviously are not limiting his minutes anymore and the team is leaning on him more offensively. After the game, someone told Bradley he played 39 minutes and Bradley responded that he wasn't even tired. Bradley played 34 minutes in each of his previous three games, so he'll be in the upper 30s going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez to come off bench Wednesday
    Willy Hernangomez is listed as a reserve for Wednesday's game, with Lance Thomas starting alongside Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

    Advice: The Knicks are mixing things up against Utah's imposing defense, with Porzingis lining up across from Rudy Gobert. Hernangomez hasn't been great as a starter in his past few games, so hopefully the benching will fire him up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) will play vs. Cavs
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: He needed almost two weeks to recover from a groin contusion. Chandler has dealt with a lot of groin injuries in his career, so the Nuggets could ease him back into his role. It'll be interesting to see where he fits in with coach Mike Malone liking the Mason Plumlee starting lineup. Chandler is worth owning, but his upside is capped. Kenneth Faried may also lose minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Serge Ibaka suspended for one game
    Serge Ibaka has been suspended for one game.

    Advice: That means he's not going to play against the Heat on Thursday. Ibaka threw multiple punches at Robin Lopez, so he was clearly going to get at least one game. With him out, Jonas Valanciunas may actually play in the fourth quarter while Pat Patterson figures to get more run. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:54 pm
  • Chandler (groin) expects to play Wednesday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) was able to participate in shootaround on Wednesday and is expected to play Wednesday night vs. the Cavs.

    Advice: Chandler had missed four straight games. If Chandler does play, he will eat into the minutes of Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Will Barton. Darrell Arthur (knee) is also expected to return on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 25 points in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting (8-of-9 FTs) in a loss to the Spurs on Tuesday, adding 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one triple.

    Advice: The Wolves looked like they had this game won until a third-quarter meltdown. The loss means that the Wolves are now 5.0 games behind the No. 8 seed (Denver) in the West, but Towns is averaging the most minutes per game in the NBA since the break and his owners probably don't need to worry about him being shut down -- he's yet to miss a game during his NBA career. His value should be safe and he's a top-3 fantasy option every time he takes the floor. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:01 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 31 in loss to Bucks
    Damian Lillard hit 13-of-26 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 31 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals in Tuesday's tough loss to the Bucks.

    Advice: Lillard did his job tonight and C.J. McCollum was right there with him, hitting 9-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points in the loss. The Blazers didn't get much from their bench and Noah Vonleh and Moe Harkless are generally lacking as starters, and the Blazers are still on the outside looking in at the playoffs, 1.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed. So this was a very tough home loss. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:51 pm
  • Nerlens Noel plays 17 minutes in ugly loss
    Nerlens Noel played just 17 minutes and finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and a block in Tuesday's blowout 112-87 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Noel was quiet on Sunday against the Nets and failed to score, and then was the victim of the blowout tonight. He should be fine going forward, as long as he's healthy enough to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:48 pm
  • Seth faces off with Steph, hurts shoulder
    Seth Curry started against brother Stephen Curry on Tuesday and hit 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three boards, four assists and a steal in 27 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Seth on facing off against Steph: "It was a lot of fun until the game started and they were beating up on us." On a serious note, Curry suffered some sort of left shoulder injury during the game and said it was sore afterwards. We're going to throw him on the injury report, so make sure he's good to go before the Mavs face the Clippers on Thursday. He dealt with shoulder issues earlier this season, so it's definitely something to keep an eye on. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:44 pm
  • Wes Matthews back in a funk on Tuesday
    Wesley Matthews, who had 15 points and two 3-pointers on Sunday, hit just 3-of-8 shots for eight points, three boards, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: If you throw out Sunday's mini-explosion against the lowly Nets, he's scored a grand total of 13 points in three of his last four games. The emergence of Seth Curry has hurt him, but if he doesn't show improvement immediately, owners may have to think about hitting the waiver wire, since fantasy seasons are on the line here. He's hit just 33 percent of his shots over his last four games, although the rest of his line was pretty good tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Harrison Barnes fizzles against former team
    Harrison Barnes did not get any revenge on the Warriors Tuesday, hitting just 2-of-10 shots for five points, four boards, two assists and a steal in 34 minutes of Tuesday's 112-87 blowout home loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: Ouch. Barnes had just four points on Friday, bounced back with 19 on Sunday and then had tonight's disaster. the minutes are still there and the Mavericks are still trying to make the playoffs, sitting 3.0 games behind the Nuggets (and Blazers) for the final spot in the West. Barnes should bounce back against the Clippers on Thursday, although that one could also be heading for a blowout loss. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:32 pm
  • Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez ejected Tuesday
    Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez were ejected from Tuesday's game in the third quarter.

    Advice: Both players got tangled up and punches were thrown, but none of them landed. However, a suspension for both players is a very real possibility. If Ibaka is suspended for Thursday's game vs. the Heat, Jonas Valanciunas would likely be the biggest winner, while Patrick Patterson and maybe even Lucas Noguiera would benefit. Ibaka finished with 16 points, six rebounds, one assist and two triples in 26 minutes. You can check out the incident in the link below. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:55 pm
  • Wilson Chandler (groin) questionable vs. CLE
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

    Advice: Chandler has missed the past four games, but he said on Monday that he was shooting to return on Wednesday night. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but if Chandler is able to return to action, there will be less opportunity for guys like Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee. Jamal Murray's usage could also suffer a slight hit with Chandler active. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:11 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl earning trust of coach Casey
    Jakob Poeltl's improved play has helped earn the trust of Raptors coach Dwane Casey.

    Advice: "Every time you put him in, he does something positive," coach Casey said Monday. "There’s that trust, not only with myself but with his teammates. He’s doing positive things... He’s always in the right place, (makes) very few mistakes." Poeltl scored a career-high 12 points with seven rebounds in 23 minutes on Sunday. He's averaging 16.9 minutes over Toronto's last five games. While not on the radar in standard fantasy leagues, those in keeper leagues should keep an eye on him over these final few weeks. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:16 am
  • Avery Bradley in the running for MIP award
    Avery Bradley, one of the NBA's most underrated players, is also one of the leading candidates for this season's Most Improved Player award.

    Advice: Bradley is averaging career-highs in multiple categories this season, including scoring (16.9 points per game), rebounds (6.2), assists (2.3) and 3-pointers (2.1). Avery's monstrous jump up in rebound rate is the most startling. He averaged 2.9 boards in 33.4 minutes per game last season. In 2016-17, he is averaging 6.2 rebounds in 33.2 minutes per game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:38 am
  • Al Horford scores 16 points
    Al Horford scored 16 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal vs. the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 6-of-11 from the field, but only managed to hit 4-of-7 from the line. Horford scored a season-high 27 points in his previous outing and is averaging 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.2 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.0 triples over his last five games. He's been underwhelming for most of the season, but at least he's stepping up in a big way during the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:53 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 20 points
    Avery Bradley scored 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Monday's win over the Wizards.

    Advice: He was everywhere tonight, racking up nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and four triples in 34 minutes. Bradley had his minute restrictions lifted on Mar. 12 and he's played 32+ minutes in four straight games since then. He's finally healthy and is peaking at the perfect time for his fantasy owners. The Celtics have three more games this week, so his owners should be in good shape. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:46 pm
  • Chandler and Gallinari ruled out for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: This is his fourth game in a row on the shelf, but both Chandler and Gallo are hoping to return on Wednesday vs. the Cavaliers. If he is able to play vs. the Cavs, that means his owners would still get him for three games. To be clear, he's still a very risky start in weekly formats. Will Barton, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray will continue to get a bump in value until Chandler and Gallo are able to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein bounces back nicely
    Willie Cauley-Stein scored 18 points with four rebounds, five assists and a blocked shot in 32 minutes against Spurs on Sunday.

    Advice: Cauley-Stein bounced back nicely after an ugly four-point effort in Oklahoma City last night, and he did it against one of the best defensive units in the league. Occasionally there will be growing pains with the rookie, but he is really trending upward since the trade of DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans and Cauley-Stein hasn't even come close to reaching his fantasy ceiling. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:57 pm
  • Damian Lillard erupts for 49 points & nine 3s
    Damian Lillard was unstoppable vs. the Heat on Sunday, pouring in 49 points on 14-of-21 field goals and 12-of-12 free throws, while tying the Blazers' franchise record with nine 3-pointers.

    Advice: Lillard has been awesome in March, helping the Blazers move to within one game of the No. 8 seed Nuggets, and he earned a ton of milestones with tonight's performance. He fell just two points shy of his career-high in scoring, matched his career-best streak with six consecutive games of 25+ points, and became the first player in Blazers' history to make 1,000 three-pointers in his career. His recent onslaught is carrying fantasy owners at the ideal moment. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:43 pm
  • Serge Ibaka shoots well from field
    Serge Ibaka was 7-of-11 from the field in Sunday's 116-91 victory against the Pacers, finishing with 16 points, five rebounds and a blocked shot in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Ibaka's .636 shooting percentage in the blowout win tied his best in 13 games since coming over from the Magic in a trade back in mid-February. While his offense has been better lately, he has managed just two blocked shots over past three games to give his fantasy owners a new reason to wring their hands and shake their heads. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:19 pm
  • Jakob Poeltl shoots well in extended minutes
    Jakob Poeltl scored a career-high 12 points with seven rebounds and two blocked shots in 23 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 116-91 victory over the Pacers.

    Advice: The rookie out of the University of Utah has been seeing plenty of playing time lately, but this was his most effective stat line. The minutes, points and rebounds were each career bests. For now, he is only worth monitoring in most seasonal fantasy leagues, but he is worth adding in the deepest of leagues as well as long-term keeper formats. The 7-footer has played 12 or more minutes in each of his past five outings and it appears he has jumped Lucas Nogueira in the pecking order in the middle. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:05 pm
  • Kris Dunn quiet in road loss vs. Pelicans
    Kris Dunn had another quiet night on Sunday with two points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 13 minutes during a loss to the Pelicans.

    Advice: The Wolves lost five straight road games and tonight's defeat dropped them below the Pelicans into the No. 12 seed. They trail the Nuggets by five games for the No. 8 seed with just 13 games remaining, so it's possible that Dunn will be unleashed if they eventually decide to rest key players like Ricky Rubio (10 points, 14 assists). Even if that does happen, however, it would likely be too late for Dunn to help many owners. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 5:47 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns makes career-high four 3s
    Karl-Anthony Towns tied his career-high with four 3-pointers on Sunday, finishing with 33 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal in a loss at New Orleans.

    Advice: KAT predictably rose to the challenge vs. the Pelicans' mega frontcourt of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, but his efforts weren't enough to avoid the Wolves' third straight loss. They scored easily enough, getting 109 points on 51.8 percent shooting, but they gave up 123 points and were outscored in transition 33-13. They head home to face the Spurs on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 5:44 pm
  • Al Horford scores season-high 27 in loss
    Al Horford scored a season-high 27 points during a 105-99 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

    Advice: That's two 20-plus scoring games in his last three. Before that, Horford didn't hit 20 points in any game since Jan. 25, so it's been a prolonged offensive slump for one of the most consistent offensive players over the last decade. Not having Isaiah Thomas obviously helped and he does have a 22.7 usage rate without him and he's even more efficient, too. We saw Horford tear it up earlier this year even with IT next to him, so maybe this gets him going. His owners have to love this line heading into four home games this week. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 1:10 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 13 points vs. 76ers
    Avery Bradley scored 13 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed his last eight attempts from deep and maybe some of that is because of no Isaiah Thomas, but he was actually hot before this slump and had 2.0 treys in his previous games since returning from injury. Bradley does have better efficiency when he's next to Thomas with his 56.4 true shooting percentage next to IT compared to 54.3 without him. Bradley's minutes are back up again, so his fantasy owners should consider him a total must-start player. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 1:04 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores 15 points
    Wes Matthews scored 15 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He was in a rough slump since the break, so luckily he got the slump-busting Nets today. Hopefully, this game could get Matthews going, but his shot total is also down because there are more mouths to feed with J.J. Barea getting in the mix. Matthews is usually a mid-round guy, but his month-long slump makes him a questionable player to own in standard leagues. He only has three games this week, too. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 12:36 pm
  • Seth Curry scores eight points
    Seth Curry scored eight points with one rebound, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: He's finally in a slump. On top of that, the usage is really tailing off, too. In his last five games, Curry averaged just 8.4 points, 1.6 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on just 35.9 percent from the field. His minutes are still there at with at least 31 in the four games without garbage time, so his role is still solidified. He was too good for too long to not trust, so keep him active. He gets his brother on Tuesday for his next time out. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 12:32 pm
  • Nerlens Noel doesn't score vs. Nets
    Nerlens Noel did not score with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: The pace was not his friend in this game and Noel was in foul trouble. As a Mav, he was flirting with early-round value before this game, so there's no need to worry even though he's coming off the bench. The Mavs will need his pick-and-roll defense against the Warriors, Clippers and Raptors this week. Start him. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 12:28 pm
  • Yogi Ferrell fizzling out
    Yogi Ferrell scored eight points with two rebounds, five assists, one steal, three blocks and one turnover in 22 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: The defensive stats are nice, but that's now four straight games with single-digit scoring and he's really not doing much in other areas. Ferrell is really tough to trust in most leagues right now, especially with just three games this week. Plus, J.J. Barea turning it up doesn't help either. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 12:24 pm
  • Wilson Chandler questionable for Monday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable for Monday against the Rockets.

    Advice: Due to some contact to his groin last Saturday, Chandler has missed his last three games. On Thursday, coach Mike Malone said he didn't know how much time Chandler would miss, so this is a good sign. Still, there is a chance he could miss time considering how many groin injuries he's had in his career. If he's back, this will likely take minutes from Kenneth Faried and perhaps the Nuggets won't go with as much Mason Plumlee at the four. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 11:09 am
  • Ryan Anderson scores 10 points with 4 boards
    Ryan Anderson scored 10 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.

    Advice: He did have to go to the locker room for a cut on his face with about a minute left in the first half -- Anderson did start the second half. Somewhat surprisingly, Anderson's usage rate is actually up after the break, but his efficiency and minutes are both down quite a bit. He actually hasn't really been worth owning in standard leagues and is only a specialist. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 10:19 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. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 9:44 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 27 points in win
    Damian Lillard scored 27 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pionters in 34 minutes during a 113-97 in Saturday's win over the Hawks.

    Advice: It's Lillard time right now. Dame's confidence as a shooter is back with at least three treys in each of his last five games, averaging 32.8 points per game on 50.0 percent from the field and 97.3 percent from the line on his 7.4 attempts per outing. Lillard's Blazers will not go away and are just 2.0 games behind the Nuggets before the Denver vs. Houston game tonight. Lillard looks like he'll be a top-20 player going forward. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 6:35 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 22 points
    C.J. McCollum scored 22 points with six rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one steal and no turnovers against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: That eight-point Tuesday dud is forgiven now and C.J. has been very effective in his other recent games. Even with that game factored into his last five outings, McCollum averaged 23.2 points, 3.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.6 steals and 1.6 treys on 51.1 percent from the field and 94.1 percent from the line. He's elite and has been a second-round player this season. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 6:25 pm
  • WCS has a bad game against OKC
    Willie Cauley-Stein scored four points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 26 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: It was a game to forget with the Thunder going right at him. Cauley-Stein played 36.5 minutes per game over his previous four, which is probably going to be tough to match going forward now that the Kings have Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis going. Still, Trill should be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 2:56 pm
  • Denver's defense much improved with Plumlee
    The Nuggets defense has improved significantly since the team traded for Mason Plumlee.

    Advice: As the Denver Post article points out, before Plumlee’s arrival, the Nuggets ranked last in the NBA with a defensive rating of 110.8. However, Denver is allowing 108.4 points per 100 possessions in the 13 games Plumlee has played as a Nugget. Plumlee is averaging 9.4 points (on 58.3 percent shooting), 7.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 24.7 minutes with the Nuggets. Denver is also having great success playing Plumlee alongside Jusuf Nurkic, which means his minutes will likely increase going forward. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 8:06 am
  • Al Horford puts up another strong line
    Al Horford scored 14 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and four blocks against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: He looks like he's back. Since returning from his elbow sprain, Horford averaged 14.2 points, 7.2 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.2 treys on 57.4 percent from the field. Horford's owners probably shouldn't feel 100 percent about him returning to the player he was back in 2016, but he looks like he can be trusted as an early-round guy. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 9:23 pm
  • Avery Bradley scores 16 points in win
    Avery Bradley scored 16 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 34 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: That's the most minutes he's played since returning from his Achilles injury. Bradley has also scored 16-plus points in each of his last four games with 11 treys in that span, so his offense is back. He'll have another big opportunity on Sunday against the 76ers with Isaiah Thomas (knee) out again. Bradley is an absolute must-start player again. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 9:12 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell scored 11 points with two rebounds and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Pistons on Friday.

    Advice: He did play some big minutes late, but the return of DeMarre Carroll clearly hurts Powell. We'll see him again at some point, but he's a drop candidate in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 8:10 pm
  • Ricky Rubio scores 20 points in loss to MIA
    Ricky Rubio stayed hot on Friday vs. the Heat with 20 points, six assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: He finished 8-of-14 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line with three turnovers in 33 minutes. Coach Tom Thibodeau has been encouraging Rubio to shoot more often and it's paying dividends, as he's now scored 20+ points in four straight games which is the longest streak of his career. As long as the Wolves are within striking distance of the No. 8 seed, Rubio's workload will be safe -- they are 4.5 games behind Denver. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 8:00 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 31 points in loss
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 31 points on 11-of-17 shooting vs. the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: He didn't record a block or a steal for the second straight game, but hit all eight of his free throws with 11 rebounds, one assist and one triple in 38 minutes. The Wolves are now 4.5 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed out West, but KAT has yet to miss a game in his NBA career and there's very little risk of a possible shut-down. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 7:55 pm
  • Harry B only scores four points
    Harrison Barnes scored four points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes against the 76ers during a 116-74 loss on Friday.

    Advice: There really isn't much analysis needed here besides the Mavs just getting run out of the building. Barnes was scoring 20.1 points per game in his previous 10 games, so basically just throw this game out. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 6:49 pm
  • Wes Matthews' rough second half continues
    Wes Matthews (calf) returned from a one-game absence during a 116-74 loss to the 76ers on Friday, making 1-of-8 from the field for three points with two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He looked frustrated throughout the game and maybe he wasn't 100 percent. Matthews is not exactly having a great post-break run so far, averaging 8.5 points, 3.5 boards, 2.9 dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.5 treys on 30.5 percent from the field in his previous games since the break. We've seen some brutally long slumps from Wes, so a couple more bad games could make him a drop candidate. Considering it's the fantasy playoffs in many leagues, he already is for shallow formats. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 6:45 pm
  • Seth Curry scores just seven points
    Seth Curry scored seven points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: The 17 minutes can be chalked up to the Mavs losing by 42 points here. On the other hand Curry has slowed down considerably with single-digit scoring in three of his last four. We've seen his brother go through some slumps, so it's likely just another case of one of those. Curry has been flirting with early-round value since the start of 2017, so his owners have to just keep using him until he figures it out. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 6:37 pm
  • Nerlens Noel scores nine in Philly return
    Nerlens Noel came off the bench in Philadelphia on Friday with nine points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: He received a standing ovation when he checked into the game and responded with a wave to the crowd. Noel's playing time likely would've been higher had this game been closer, so don't read to much into those 19 minutes. He has been third-round player in his previous 10, so keep him rolling. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 6:32 pm
  • Nerlens Noel off bench; Dirk starting at C
    Nerlens Noel will come off the bench against the 76ers on Friday.

    Advice: It'll be Yogi Ferrell, Seth Curry, Wes Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup. Noel should still be getting some decent minutes against his former team, so he should be in all fantasy lineups. He's a viable DFS play, too. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 3:53 pm
  • Wesley Matthews (calf) will start on Friday
    Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) will start Friday night vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Matthews ends up missing just one game; he sat out Wednesday night after injuring himself on Monday. Dorian Finney-Smith will get bumped back to the bench with Matthews back in the mix. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 2:41 pm
  • Wilson Chandler out again for Saturday
    Wilson Chandler (groin) will not be available for Saturday's game vs. Houston.

    Advice: The Nuggets haven't really missed Chandler too much these days thanks to their success with the Mason Plumlee and Nikola Jokic lineups. Besides Plumlee, Juancho Hernangomez should benefit, and he did score nine points with five boards, one steal and one trey in 26 minutes on Thursday. Kenneth Faried should also get minutes. Plumlee is probably the only one worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 12:21 pm
  • Oubre wants to find a way back into rotation
    Kelly Oubre is hoping to earn more playing time and a consistent role in the Wizards rotation.

    Advice: Oubre has seen his minutes reduced dramatically since the trade that brought in Bojan Bogdanovic. Oubre averaged 20.9 minutes per game over the first 50 contests of the season. However, he is averaging just 8.0 minutes over the Wizards last six games and then drew a DNP-CD on Wednesday. Oubre is still confident in himself, but fantasy owners should have already moved on. He should remain on waivers. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 9:46 am
  • Wes Matthews (calf) expected to play Friday
    Wesley Matthews (right calf strain) is expected to play Friday night vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Matthews injured himself on Monday night and did not play in Wednesday's win over Washington. On Thursday, coach Rick Carlisle did say he was hopeful that Wes would return for the Chicago game and it appears that is the case. Matthews' return will bump Dorian Finney-Smith back to the bench. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 8:27 am
  • Mason Plumlee drops 10-10-6 line vs. LAC
    Mason Plumlee scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

    Advice: While the Nuggets were destroyed with their old big lineup back when Jusuf Nurkic was on the team, they're thriving with it now. In the 47 minutes Plumlee played with Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets have a +26.6 net rating and just smash teams with their offense. That bodes extremely well for Plumlee, who is averaging 10.3 points, 8.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.3 blocks and 0.5 steals in the last four games with Jokic. Given that success, Plumlee looks like he's going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Plumlee also said this was the best passing team he's ever been on. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 9:14 pm
  • Willy doesn't do much in his start
    Willy Hernangomez did not fare well his start against the Nets on Thursday with four points, six rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Foul trouble was the culprit here and he could not handle Brook Lopez down low. There's really nothing to this game besides rookies just having bad games. Hernangomez should remain owned in standard leagues even if Kristaps Porzingis (thigh) can return this weekend. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 7:38 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 10 points
    Serge Ibaka scored 10 points with three rebounds, one assist and one block in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday during a 123-102 loss.

    Advice: No revenge game this time. That hot start from Serge has gone south in The North. In his last three games, Ibaka averaged 6.3 points, 5.3 boards, 2.0 blocks and 0.3 treys. Obviously those blocks are great and his minutes are still likely to be over 30 when the Raptors are in a close game. Expect him to flirt with early-round value. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 7:00 pm
  • P.J. Tucker scores six points in loss
    P.J. Tucker scored six points with three rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He somewhat surprisingly didn't get an increase in playing time while DeMarre Carroll was out. The problem has been the Raptors have been trailing more often, so they need offense more than Tucker's defense. He's not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 6:56 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell scored 13 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes off the bench against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He played a little more than expected because the Raptors needed some late offense. Powell does have a four-game streak of scoring at least 12 points, but he's really not doing anything else besides that. He's not really worth owning right now and does need to work on his defense. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 6:27 pm
  • Wilson Chandler's return date is unclear
    Coach Mike Malone said Wilson Chandler (groin) doesn't have a definitive timetable.

    Advice: There's a chance Chandler can make it back over the weekend, but he still isn't practicing yet. Chandler's fantasy owners will have to weigh if they want to keep him stashed, especially with the fantasy playoffs starting in several leagues. While he's out, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Juan Hernangomez should pick up the minutes at the four. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 4:58 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez starting vs. Nets
    Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Lance Thomas, Carmelo Anthony, and Willy Hernangomez will start against the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nets defense can be the most porous in the league, so Hernangomez should have ample opportunity in this game. He should he owned in all standard leagues going forward. We should see plenty of Kyle O'Quinn behind him, too. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 4:35 pm
  • Norman Powell back to the bench
    Norman Powell will move back to the bench on Thursday against the Thunder.

    Advice: Norm is coming off a strong game with 19 points in 31 minutes, but he should see a noticeable drop in minutes. In the last game Carroll played, Powell was at just 18 minutes, so expect him to be around 20 in this home game. He's not the strongest player to own while Carroll is in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 2:27 pm
  • Larry Sanders is back up
    The Cavs recalled Larry Sanders.

    Advice: He surprisingly made his NBA season debut with two minutes in garbage time. The Cavs are not likely to use Sanders unless it's garbage time for most of the season, but he might be a producer in the last week of the season with players resting. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 12:52 pm
  • Wes Matthews (calf) questionable Friday
    Wes Matthews (calf) is considered questionable to play on Friday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is hopeful that Matthews will play and the SG hinted on Wednesday that he's expecting to give it a go. With Matthews on the sidelines Wednesday, Nicolas Brussino played 23 minutes off the bench and Dorian-Finney Smith played 20 in the first unit. If Matthews is unable to play, there are no great pickups. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 11:17 am
  • Nerlens Noel hints that his knee is fine
    Nerlens Noel said he sat out three games with left knee soreness as more of a precaution.

    Advice: He said the swelling was a "result of overuse" while trying to get up to speed with the Mavericks. "It's not like I'm handicapped," Noel said. "I could move around. It's just something I chose not to play through." He looked fine on Wednesday vs. the Wizards with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and one block, and as long as the Mavs can stay within striking distance of the No. 8 seed, Noel's value should trend up. Rotoworld.com Mar 16, 6:49 am
  • Willie Cauley-Stein drops monster stat line
    Willie Cauley-Stein went off during a 107-101 win over the Suns on Wednesday, scoring 14 points with 11 rebounds, five assists, four steals and four blocks in 33 minutes.

    Advice: A 5x4 will definitely work. The Kings are trying to go with their youth, but it's costing them lottery balls with two straight wins against two teams, the Suns and Magic, also in the mix for a high pick. Cauley-Stein's minutes are way up in his last four, averaging 36.8 minutes, 16.3 points, 9.0 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks in that span. With all the rest going on around him, Trill looks poised for a big finish. He should be owned in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Mar 15, 11:58 pm
  • Ryan Anderson goes scoreless
    Ryan Anderson did not score on Wednesday with two rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He did take a shot to the mouth in the second quarter and went to the locker room. Anderson did return to start the second half, but he didn't play in garbage time to keep his minutes down. He's really just a specialist at this point. Rotoworld.com Mar 15, 10:22 pm
  • Damian Lillard scores 36 pts in win at Spurs
    Damian Lillard scored 36 points on 12-of-22 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs during Wednesday's road win in San Antonio, hitting three 3-pointers in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: The Blazers were coming off a blowout loss to the Pelicans, which makes tonight's win at San Antonio even more impressive and unexpected. Dame also had four assists, three rebounds, two steals and just two turnovers. He sank four free throws in the final five seconds to seal the victory for his team, and is on pace to do the same for fantasy owners in weekly matchups. Rotoworld.com Mar 15, 9:45 pm
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