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  • Montrezl Harrell scores eight off bench
    Montrezl Harrell was the backup center again on Friday, scoring eight points with three rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes.

    Advice: The Rockets surprisingly rested Nene for a second straight game. That may have been due to how well Harrell played on Thursday or perhaps it could even be a rotation change. Hopefully, Mike D'Antoni sheds some light on this, but Harrell is still only going to be the backup center. He's only worth a look if you're desperate at center. Yesterday, 11:35 pm
  • Corey Brewer gets 13 minutes
    Corey Brewer played 13 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with two points, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

    Advice: Trevor Ariza (back) was hurt in this game, which could help Brewer. He's really fallen down in the wing pecking order, but coach Mike D'Antoni may opt to go with Brewer in the first unit to keep some continuity. Just keep an eye on Brewer with his low upside. Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • K.J. McDaniels scores two
    K.J. McDaniels scored two points in four minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: He only saw garbage time, but McDaniels could be called upon to step up for Trevor Ariza (back). There's no need to add him in almost any league, but he could get in the rotation. Yesterday, 11:30 pm
  • Inspectah Dek: Sam Dekker scores 17 points
    Sam Dekker scored a career-high 17 points against the Nuggets on Friday, adding four rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Advice: It was a fantastic game for Dekker, who was already playing the best ball of his career coming into this game. He played clutch minutes against the Warriors on Thursday and is fitting right in for coach Mike D'Antoni with minutes at both forward spots. With Trevor Ariza (back) going down tonight, Dekker is a speculative add in competitive leagues. Yesterday, 11:27 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay struggles vs. Houston
    Emmanuel Mudiay made 3-of-12 from the field for nine points against the Rockets on Friday, adding three rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: With Will Barton back in the mix, that means Mudiay will now have more pressure on him, as well. With Jameer Nelson playing well and the shooting guard minutes looking very full with Barton and Jamal Murray, Nelson could take some minutes from Mudiay. That's especially the case when the Nuggets are trailing in the second half. He's a headache to own in standard leagues. Yesterday, 11:02 pm
  • Jameer Nelson loses minutes with Will back
    Jameer Nelson scored five points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: The return of Will Barton should really hurt Nelson's minutes. Barton looked 100 percent and ready to take on most of the shooting guard minutes, which is noteworthy for Nelson because he was playing big minutes in two-PG combos. Nelson will have value at some point because he has multiple avenues for minutes and Emmanuel Mudiay is shaky, but Jameer is a drop candidate now. Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Darrell Arthur scores eight in nine minutes
    Darrell Arthur scored eight points in nine minutes against the Rockets on Friday with four rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: Even with Nikola Jokic (wrist) out, Arthur still couldn't get decent run. Arthur can stay on the wire in most leagues. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Isaiah Canaan getting a bump on Saturday?
    Isaiah Canaan scored nine points with one 3-pointer against the Cavs on Friday night.

    Advice: He is looking at a nice increase in playing time against the Mavs on Saturday. Dwyane Wade (rest) did not travel and will miss his second game to open up plenty of wing minutes. The last time Wade was out, Canaan thrived off the bench with 17 points in 31 minutes. He's a streaming or DFS punt option. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Taurean Prince shoots 1-of-6 from the field
    Taurean Prince shot 1-of-6 from the field in Friday's loss to the Pistons, scoring five points with six rebounds, one assist and one triple in 17 minutes.

    Advice: The rookie has shown flashes this season and he also started the second half of Friday's blowout, but he might have ruined his chances of starting with this dud. Just keep an eye on him in case coach Mike Budenholzer surprises up and calls the rookie's name for Saturday's game vs. Toronto. Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 11 points off bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 11 points with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: He missed all six of his triples, but he started the second half and he's certainly a candidate to start over the struggling Kyle Korver on Saturday vs. the Raptors -- coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game that he will "look at everything." THJ is just a speculative pickup in deeper formats for now and it's worth noting that he was coming off a 21-point effort against the Suns. Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Mike Muscala scores 11, starts 2nd half
    Mike Muscala started the second half of Friday's game vs. the Pistons, finishing with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two steals, one assist and one triple in 24 minutes.

    Advice: Paul Millsap (hip) was out and will miss at least one more game, but the Hawks started a small-ball lineup with Thabo Sefolosha at the four. That obviously didn't work, so Muscala is a candidate to start on Saturday vs. the Raptors which puts him on the radar in deeper formats and in DFS. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn goes bonkers in win vs. Wolves
    Kyle O'Quinn came out of nowhere against the Wolves on Friday with 20 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Wow. That's season highs in points, boards and minutes for KOQ in his start today. He was outstanding on the defensive end and coach Jeff Hornacek stuck with him after not playing him for more than 18 minutes in any of his previous four games. Joakim Noah (ankle) could be back for Sunday, so O'Quinn would only be worth a look in deeper leagues. This looks like one of the flukiest games of the season. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Justin Holiday plays a great game vs. MIN
    Justin Holiday vastly improved against the Wolves on Friday with 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: He got the start for the injured Courtney Lee (ankle) and really stepped it up after struggling for over a week. If Lee is going to miss additional time, Holiday could flirt with minutes close to 30. Although, he's not expected to miss time and figures to be questionable for Sunday against the Kings. Holiday is only a lukewarm pickup in deep leagues. Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Budenholzer considering lineup changes?
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said "We’ll look at everything" when asked if he will shake up his starting lineup after Friday's 121-85 loss to the Pistons.

    Advice: The Hawks have lost five straight games and seven out of their last eight, so they've got to try something. Coach Bud even benched his entire starting five at halftime because he was looking for a "spark." Kyle Korver has arguably struggled the most and he finished with seven points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes Friday, and he's been held to single-digit points in four out of his last five games. Standard-league owners are probably ready to move on. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez gets 17 minutes
    Willy Hernangomez played 17 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with six points, four rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: He surprisingly played eight minutes on Wednesday, but he was back to his normal role tonight. Hernangomez still hasn't shown enough upside in his limited minutes to warrant a pickup in most leagues. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (illness) is available Friday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is available to play on Friday vs. the Rockets.

    Advice: With Nikola Jokic (wrist) out, Arthur will likely be in the rotation. He hasn't been healthy all season, so his minutes will likely be pretty limited. Leave him on the wire. Yesterday, 5:26 pm
  • Justin Holiday starting vs. Wolves
    Justin Holiday will start against the Wolves on Friday night.

    Advice: Holiday started the third quarter on Wednesday, so this move is expected. Holiday only played 10.3 minutes in the second half, so he may not getting a big bump. Expect to see more of Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Brandon Jennings tonight. Yesterday, 4:21 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn getting another start
    Kyle O'Quinn will get another start against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: The Knicks were destroyed in the first quarter on Wednesday with Karl-Anthony Towns going for 22 in that frame, so O'Quinn may be on a short leash. Marshall Plumlee played 12 minutes in the second half while Mindaugus Kuzminskas saw 11 minutes in that time. Kuzminskas may be the most appealing guy in this group. Daily Slant: O'Quinn isn't a recommended DFS play this evening, but Noah's absence does improve the outlook for a few of the Timberwolves. Karl Anthony-Towns destroyed this defense on Wednesday, and draws an equally attractive match-up here. The Knicks will likely make it more of a point to try to take him away, so Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng are all strong GPP plays. Dieng should benefit if the Knicks throw extra front-court attention at Towns. Yesterday, 3:06 pm
  • Sam Dekker gets 26 minutes vs. Warriors
    Sam Dekker played 26 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played a team-high 11.9 minutes in the fourth quarter and saw 4.8 minutes in the two overtime frames, so clearly coach Mike D'Antoni trusts Dekker with important minutes. Dekker is coming off a 27-minute game against the Jazz, but some of that is due to garbage time. That said, he does appear to be a guy who could be close to 20 minutes per night. With how many treys the Rockets take and the tempo leading to some steals, Dekker is on the radar in deeper leagues. Thursday, 11:40 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell looks great vs. Warriors
    Montrezl Harrell was terrific in 25 minutes against the Warriors on Thursday, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block.

    Advice: The Rockets went away from Clint Capela due to some missed free throws and Harrell just ran with his playing time. Nene (rest) did not play in this game, which gave Harrell the opportunity in the first place. Harrell did get most of the center run in overtime and did have a nice preseason, but Capela's extremely solid play before tonight should give him plenty of leash. Harrell is only a speculative pickup in deep leagues. Thursday, 11:28 pm
  • Darrell Arthur probable for Friday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is probable for Friday against the Rockets.

    Advice: He missed Wednesday due to an illness and should be back. Arthur won't be playing much while the Nuggets are somewhat healthy at the four and five. Thursday, 2:29 pm
  • Mike Muscala quiet as starter for Millsap
    Mike Muscala started Wednesday's game in place of Paul Millsap (left hip), but he went scoreless with three rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Muscala has been terrific and coach Mike Budenholzer has used him as a fill-in starter at both PF and C this season. He's quietly posting late-round value in just 21.4 minutes per game, averaging 9.1 points (56.8 percent FGs, 76.7 percent FTs) with 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.6 blocks, 0.5 steals and 0.8 threes. Despite tonight's dud, Muscala is still worth a look if you're in need of a cheap big man. Wednesday, 10:30 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn gets the start, scores two
    Kyle O'Quinn started for Joakim Noah (ankle) on Wednesday, finishing with two points, eight rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Wolves.

    Advice: Even though his beard makes him look like he's 36, O'Quinn is just 26 years old. When Noah is out, the Knicks don't really play KOQ too often, averaging just 20.5 minutes in his previous two starts. He's not a great pickup. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores just two points
    Justin Holiday started the third quarter for Courtney Lee (ankle) against the Wolves on Wednesday, finishing with two points, four rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes.

    Advice: He wasn't too impressive during this game while Brandon Jennings stepped up the most after an injury to Courtney Lee (ankle). There's no break on Lee's ankle, so it appears to be more of a day-to-day issue. Holiday only gets a short-term boost until further notice. Wednesday, 8:41 pm
  • Justin Holiday starting 3Q for Lee (ankle)
    Justin Holiday started the third quarter for Courtney Lee (ankle) against the Wolves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lee was ruled out for the game due to his ankle sprain. Holiday has played well for the Knicks and even gets some run with the first unit when the Knicks go with Kristaps Porzingis at the five. If Lee does need to miss time, Holiday would get a nice bump in minutes. He's worth a speculative look in deeper leagues. Wednesday, 6:27 pm
  • Mike Muscala starting for Millsap
    Mike Muscala will start for Paul Millsap (hip) on Wednesday against the Suns.

    Advice: He is getting plenty of minutes at both big spots and the Hawks have used him next to Dwight Howard, so this isn't totally foreign territory. Muscala has been one of the most efficient players in the NBA and becomes a solid option while Millsap is out. Millsap is only day-to-day, so Muscala only gets a bump in the short term. Wednesday, 5:28 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn will start Wednesday vs. MIN
    Kyle O'Quinn will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves with Joakim Noah (ankle) unavailable.

    Advice: In two starts this season, O'Quinn owns forgettable averages of 6.0 points, 6.5 boards and just 0.5 blocks per contest through 20.5 minutes, so while he'll see some increased opportunity with the first unit, he's still not a great target in most settings. Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Darrell Arthur ruled out for Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday night against the Heat.

    Advice: With Danilo Gallinari (thigh) back, the Nuggets won't need Arthur as much. Wilson Chandler should slide over to the four more tonight and should still get plenty of minutes. Arthur isn't worth stashing in most leagues. Wednesday, 1:32 pm
  • Darrell Arthur (illness) sits out shootaround
    Darrell Arthur (illness) did not participate during shootaround and he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Arthur sitting out shootaround is a pretty good indication that he won't be playing tonight. He's not worth owning anywhere. Wednesday, 10:22 am
  • Darrell Arthur (sick) questionable Wednesday
    Darrell Arthur (illness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: Arthur seems to always find a way to pop up on the injury report, but he's not a meaningful part of the rotation anyway. Leave him on the wire. Tuesday, 1:26 pm
  • Justin Holiday dealing with shoulder sprain
    Justin Holiday said he has a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder suffered in Friday’s game versus Charlotte.

    Advice: "Every time you make contact, it’s going to hurt, but it still moves,’’ Holiday said. He played 18 minutes on Saturday and then 15 minutes on Monday night, so it doesn't appear to be hampering him significantly. Holiday is averaging 6.2 points and 2.7 rebounds. He can be left on the waiver wire. Tuesday, 6:47 am
  • Kyle Korver held to three points in loss
    Kyle Korver scored just three points (a triple) with three assists, two rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

    Advice: Yikes. Korver was just 1-of-6 from the field and this was his second three-point outing in his last three games. If there's a hot free agent on your waiver wire, it may be tough to hold onto Korver unless you desperately need 3-pointers. Monday, 10:52 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. struggling as Hawks slide
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored seven points in garbage time on Sunday, adding one rebound, one block and one turnover in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Hardaway Jr. has had some nice moments this year, but he's a combined 4-of-17 from the field in his past three games. As long as the Hawks are at full strength, there's no reason to touch him outside of deep leagues. Sunday, 9:42 pm
  • Mike Muscala solid again off Hawks' bench
    Mike Muscala led the Hawks bench on Sunday with 10 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers, shooting 4-of-7 from the field with zero turnovers in 25 minutes.

    Advice: The Hawks came in with an abysmal 91.1 offensive rating in their past five games, which would easily be the worst in the league on a season-long basis. They fared better tonight with a 99.3 rating, but their defense betrayed them in a disappointing loss to the Lakers. Muscala has been a steadying presence for the bench all season long and he's available on most waiver wires if you need a low-end big man. Sunday, 9:41 pm
  • Jameer Nelson scores 21 points w/ four treys
    Jameer Nelson scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, two boards, three assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: Nelson looks like a starter until further notice with Will Barton (ankle) and Gary Harris (foot) ailing, and this was his second productive game in a row (he posted a 21-point, 13-dime double-double on Friday). Nelson could be worth a speculative add in deep leagues for owners seeking some production in triples and assists, but just know that the 34-year-old veteran can fall off at a moment's notice. Sunday, 3:33 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores 19 points w/ six dimes
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 19 points on 5-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with four boards, six assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Mudiay's done a good job of taking care of the rock over his past five outing, committing just 1.2 turnovers per game, but unfortunately his other numbers of 10.8 points, 4.6 assists and 1.0 trey during that five-game span are far from encouraging. When you take into account the fact that he's hit just 36.2 percent of his shot attempts on the season, you have a guy that's just not worth owning outside of points leagues. Sunday, 3:28 pm
  • Justin Holiday scores nine, hurts shoulder
    Justin Holiday hurt his shoulder on Friday and did return, finishing with nine points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes.

    Advice: He is fully expected to play on Saturday. The Knicks are starting to play smaller more often, but it hasn't helped Holiday get a significant bump in minutes. He's only on the radar in deeper formats. Friday, 9:27 pm
  • Jameer Nelson picks up 21 points, 13 assists
    Jameer Nelson started vs. the Thunder on Friday and had 21 points, a season-high 13 assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Denver was playing without Gary Harris (foot) or Will Barton (personal/ankle), which thrust Nelson back into the starting five. Barton is questionable to return for Sunday's game, and his availability will determine whether Nelson (who closed out the game at PG ahead of Emmanuel Mudiay) has more short-term fantasy appeal. Keep an eye on the injury report. Friday, 9:11 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay finds shot, scores 17 pts
    Emmanuel Mudiay scored 17 points on Friday, making 5-of-10 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs with a 3-of-6 mark from downtown.

    Advice: As nice as it is to see Mudiay find his shooting stroke, he's liable to follow it up with a stretch of five brutal games. He was a combined 7-of-28 in his previous three games and is shooting just 35.4 percent on the season -- he's actually regressed from his horrible shooting as a rookie. Aside from the scoring tonight, he added five assists, three rebounds and one steal with just one turnover in 30 minutes. Friday, 9:09 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez gets 20 minutes, closes
    Willy Hernangomez scored six points in 20 minutes against the Hornets on Friday, adding nine rebounds, two assists and one block.

    Advice: He played down the stretch and was happy about it after the game. "I have to say thank you to the coach for trusting me," Hernangomez said. It didn't take long for Billy to get the No. 2 center job over Kyle O'Quinn and he may run with it. Considering the Knicks won't play Joakim Noah much, Hernangomez is worth a look in deeper leagues. Friday, 9:07 pm
  • Kyle Korver (rest) scores three points
    Kyle Korver (rest) returned from a one-game absence on Friday vs. the Jazz, but scored just three points (a triple) on 1-of-3 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Korver put up averages of 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 triples in his last four games prior to his maintenance day on Wednesday, so he's worth holding onto if you need help in 3-pointers. The Hawks have lost four out of their last five games and none of the starters played particularly well, including Kent Bazemore who was held to three points on 1-of-9 shooting. Friday, 8:04 pm
  • Jameer Nelson starting next to Mudiay
    Jameer Nelson will start at shooting guard over Jamal Murray on Friday.

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

    Advice: As expected, Thabo Sefolosha will return to the bench. Korver averaged 11.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 triples in his last four games, so standard-league owners will want to make sure he's active in lineups. Friday, 3:59 pm
  • Kyle O'Quinn returns to the bench
    Kyle O'Quinn will return to the bench for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: It's the expected move with Joakim Noah (illness) back in the starting lineup. KOQ is only relevant in very deep leagues. Friday, 3:51 pm
  • Kyle Korver will play vs. the Jazz on Friday
    Kyle Korver has rejoined the Hawks and will play against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: He got the night off on Wednesday against the Pacers. Korver was coming off two big games with 15.5 points and 3.0 treys on an tidy 84.1 true shooting percentage. He is a hold in standard leagues for his fantasy-friendly game, but he doesn't have the greatest DFS skill set due to a low usage. Friday, 1:14 pm
  • Emmanuel Mudiay scores three
    Emmanuel Mudiay made 1-of-8 from the field for three points with one assist and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

    Advice: After a nice run last week, he's ice cold again. Mudiay is one of the most annoying players to own in fantasy and his owners in nine-category leagues may not even want to bother. He's worth owning in points leagues, though. Wednesday, 9:50 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell (calf) plays 12 minutes
    Montrezl Harrell (calf) played 12 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring six points with three rebounds and two turnovers.

    Advice: Harrell was reportedly available vs. Detroit on Monday but he didn't play, and his minutes tonight are typical of his role while Clint Capela (31 minutes) and Ryan Anderson (29 minutes) are healthy. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • Kyle Korver (rest) ruled out for Wednesday
    Kyle Korver (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Advice: It's just a rest day for the 35-year-old vet, and the Hawks fully expect him to return to action for Friday's game against the Jazz. Thabo Sefolosha will move into the starting five tonight sans Korver, so he's on the radar as a punt play in DFS or streamer option for owners looking to close the gap in the steals category. Wednesday, 10:10 am
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