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  • Millsap's (knee) status uncertain for Tuesday
    Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said he doesn't know Paul Millsap's (knee) status for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: "Hopefully between now and then he makes more progress and there is a chance but at this point we don’t know about Tuesday," Budenholzer said on Sunday afternoon. Millsap has missed five games in a row due to left knee tightness, and the good news is that an MRI showed no damage. Hopefully we'll get a better idea of Millsap's status before weekly lineups lock later this evening. If he misses more time, Ersan Ilyasova will continue to benefit the most. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:55 am
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  • DeMarcus Cousins is questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: Coach Alvin Gentry also said on Sunday that Cousins would be questionable, but he will likely end up being a game-time call since the Pelicans aren't expected to have a morning shootaround. Dante Cunningham could earn another start if Boogie sits, but he's not a good fantasy option. Instead, look for Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday to carry the Pelicans if Boogie can't go. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:35 am
  • Paul George praises Myles Turner
    Paul George said he wants Myles Turner to keep dominating on the glass.

    Advice: "That’s the Myles that we need," George said after Turner pulled down 16 rebounds to go with 17 points, two blocks, one assist and one steal vs. the 76ers on Sunday. "At his position, with us playing small, he’s got to do that. He’s got to rebound the ball. He had that mindset and that motor to go get every rebound. That’s how he should approach every game." Turner is averaging 7.2 rebounds on the season, but he's still returning second-round value in standard leagues because of his 2.1 blocks per game and his excellent shooting percentages -- he's hitting 51.2 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:31 am
  • Durant (knee) will have minute restrictions
    Kevin Durant (knee) will have minutes restrictions if he is cleared to return to the court.

    Advice: "It’s something we’ll consult the training staff on," head coach Steve Kerr said. "I imagine we’ll ease him back by playing him shorter minutes to start, so he can build up his rhythm and his conditioning." Durant's timetable is still murky, but he's scheduled to be re-evaluated by team doctors in less than a week and it sounds like there's a good chance he will return before the end of the regular season. Durant has been seen running wind sprints, shooting jumpers and even dunking, but his return will likely come when most fantasy seasons have concluded. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:12 am
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  • Larry Nance confident in his 3-point shooting
    Larry Nance missed both of his 3-point attempts on Sunday, but he finished 4-of-7 from the field for nine points, seven rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.

    Advice: "At the beginning of the season it was, ‘All right, I’ve got [an open 3-point shot], who else is open?’" Nance said before the game. "Now it's, ‘I’ve got it. Where’s the shot clock at?’ I’m confident in it, our team’s confident, the coaches have given me confidence. I’m ready to let it go." He's just 6-of-23 from deep this season and his owners shouldn't be eager for more long-range attempts, since his 53.3 percent shooting is a key aspect of his fantasy value. Better luck next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Julius Randle cools off in loss to Blazers
    Julius Randle cooled off during Sunday's lopsided defeat, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with nine boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: He played 27 minutes and this was a big letdown after Friday's huge all-around game. Such is life for Randle's fantasy owners, who can anticipate a bigger line vs. the Wizards on Tuesday -- in his previous 10 games, Randle was averaging 14.7 points, 0.7 threes, 10.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.8 blocks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Noah Vonleh grabs career-high 14 rebounds
    Noah Vonleh racked up a career-high 14 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. the Lakers on Sunday, adding eight points on 4-of-8 shooting.

    Advice: Vonleh posted 12 boards on Thursday vs. the Knicks and it didn't take him long to exceed that mark -- he could have gone even higher, but Portland's starters were reined in during tonight's blowout win. Vonleh is thriving lately and he's making the most of limited attempts on offense, but fantasy owners shouldn't rely on him in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Mason Plumlee very efficient in home loss
    Mason Plumlee connected on eight of his 10 field goal attempts in Sunday's game against the Pelicans, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

    Advice: Plumlee has pulled down five or more rebounds in 11 of his past 12 outings and he has also been a cheap source of occasional blocked shots and steals in deeper rotisserie formats. He should be amped for Tuesday's trip to Portland to face his former teammates. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Monday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Jazz, according to coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: For what it's worth, Cousins took some shots during halftime on Sunday with a pronounced limp. The Pelicans may not hold a shootaround prior to the second game in a back-to-back set, but owners should check for updates in the afternoon. Dante Cunningham will likely earn another start if Cousins isn't ready to go vs. Utah. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Myles Turner racks up 17 & 16 w/ two blocks
    Myles Turner came up huge vs. Philly on Sunday with 17 points (7-of-9 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 16 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes of action.

    Advice: Turner is the 16th player in Pacers history to block at least 150 shots in a season, and swats have been a bedrock for his fantasy value this season. He's also picked up the pace scoring-wise with 18.5 points on 16-of-25 shooting in his past two games, giving the Pacers some much-needed versatility on offense. Turner has been an absolute steal relative to his Average Draft Position. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:20 pm
  • Thaddeus Young awful in 13 minutes Sunday
    Thaddeus Young had a terrible night on Sunday, going 0-of-7 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line to score two points in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Thad chipped in two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block, but that isn't enough to compensate for his lousy shooting tonight. He missed multiple layups and it seems like his wrist is still bothering him, even though he said recently that it's "feeling better." The Pacers need him to start knocking down shots if they hope to advance deep into the playoffs -- Paul George can't do it alone. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:18 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver scores 15 points w/ five 3s
    Anthony Tolliver returned from a rest day to finish Sunday's thrilling comeback victory with 15 points 5-of-6 shooting, with all of his attempts coming from downtown.

    Advice: Tolliver added three rebounds and one block in 23 minutes of action tonight. He's going to get occasional DNP-CDs down the stretch, even if the Kings don't eventually shut him down, which makes him undesirable even as a 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:59 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) out Sunday vs. DEN
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

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

    Advice: Antetokounmpo was solid offensively but he lost Nikola Mirotic on multiple defensive possessions, which is part of the reason Mirotic blew up for a game-high 28 points. It was only the Bucks' third loss in their past 14 games, but they can't be complacent with three games separating them from the No. 10 seed Pistons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:18 pm
  • Alex Len scores eight in 22 minutes
    Alex Len scored eight points with three rebounds and one block against the Hornets on Sunday.

    Advice: He's been able to keep his fouls down for the most part and he's actually had a strong five games. In those losses, he averaged 10.6 points, 7.6 boards, 1.8 blocks and 0.4 steals. Alan Williams is the preferred player here, but Len is still someone to consider for those looking to bolster points, boards and blocks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:56 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver back in action on Sunday
    Anthony Tolliver will return vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

    Advice: Tolliver was rested on Friday, along with Darren Collison, but both of those guys are active for today's game. Meanwhile, both Kosta Koufos and Arron Afflalo are getting the night off. This is going to be standard operating procedure the rest of the way for Sacramento's veterans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:23 pm
  • Michael Beasley (knee) may practice next week
    Michael Beasley (left knee) could resume practicing next week, according to coach Jason Kidd.

    Advice: Beasley has "made progress" while the Bucks were away on an extended road trip, and the "plan" is to have him playing before the end of the regular season. That would be great news for the Bucks' depth, but it's unlikely to impact many fantasy rosters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:42 am
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  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) is a game-time call
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is a game-time call vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: He didn't go through the morning shootaround, but he will do everything he can to play in tonight's must-win game -- the Pelicans trail the Nuggets (No. 8 seed) by 5.0 games. If Boogie can't go, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill will get a bump, but they aren't great options in fantasy. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis will get a nice usage bump as well if Boogie sits. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 am
  • Paul Millsap's (knee) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Paul Millsap's left knee came back clean according to Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer.

    Advice: Millsap has already been ruled out for the fourth straight game on Sunday vs. the Nets, but based on Budenholzer's comments, the All-Star forward is likely day-to-day. His injury was previously described as "tightness" in his left knee, but Budenholzer added that he has some swelling as well. He should be considered questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Suns. Ersan Ilyasova will continue to be the primary beneficiary in his absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 am
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  • 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 Yesterday, 7:26 am
  • 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 Saturday, 9:01 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (right ankle sprain) is questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Advice: This may have been sustained late in the game when he had some contact with Ryan Anderson. Cousins did finish the game and played the entire fourth quarter. We should have an update at shootaround, but there's a decent chance Boogie can give it a go. If not, Dante Cunningham and Solomon Hill should benefit. Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis would do the heavy lifting, of course. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:40 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 Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore out vs. Nets
    Paul Millsap (knee) and Kent Bazemore (knee) will not play against the Nets on Sunday.

    Advice: Millsap will now miss at least one week for his knee tightness. The Hawks are a disaster without Millsap and have lost all six games without him this season. His fantasy owners will have a decision on their hands for the upcoming week, but he is day-to-day. With him out, Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to be a main option while Taurean Prince and Thabo Sefolosha get some added run. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:03 pm
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  • DeMarcus Cousins scores 29 points
    DeMarcus Cousins scored 29 points with six rebounds, four assists, four blocks, one steal and five 3-pointers against the Rockets on Friday.

    Advice: It looks like all is right in the Boogie world. With one of his techs getting rescinded, he hasn't picked up a tech since his last one-game suspension, and his numbers have climbed since he missed Mar. 17 due to an injury. In those three games, Cousins averaged 28.3 points, 11.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 2.0 steals, 2.3 blocks and 3.7 treys. Sure, small sample size matters here, but this is still very impressive after such a rough start. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:13 pm
  • Julius Randle scores 23 points w/ 12 rebounds
    Julius Randle lit up the Wolves for 23 points and 12 rebounds on Friday.

    Advice: He hit 8-of-14 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws in 34 minutes, adding three assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples in one of his best all-around games of the season. He's always been a great points, dimes and rebounds guy, but the lack of consistent defensive stats limits his fantasy upside -- he was averaging 0.5 blocks and 0.7 steals prior to Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:33 pm
  • Larry Nance plays 35 minutes in overtime win
    Larry Nance played 35 minutes in Friday's overtime win over the Wolves, finishing with 13 points on 4-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: He looked great on both ends tonight and coach Luke Walton has been dropping some hints that Nance could eventually get a shot in the first unit -- Walton said it could happen "at some point" and also pointed out that he has great chemistry with starting center Ivica Zubac. If Nance plays well on Sunday vs. the Blazers, he could be an interesting flier with four games on the schedule next week. He was poked in the eye during the final minute of this one, but he stayed in the game and appeared to be fine. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:29 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
  • Myles Turner scores 20 points on birthday
    Myles Turner scored 20 points with four rebounds, two steals and four blocks against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Advice: It was his 21st birthday, but Nikola Jokic wasn't in a friendly mood to give Turner a really hard time while Turner was on defense. After about a two-week drop off, Turner is back to putting up elite value. In his last three, he's averaged 14.3 points, 6.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.3 blocks. With one more game this week, Turner's fantasy owners are probably in good shape for blocks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:07 pm
  • Giannis scores 34 w/ 13 boards, five dimes
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 34 points with 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks, two steals and one triple in Friday's 100-97 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: He was unconscious in the first quarter, racking up 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks, one steal and a triple in 12 minutes. He was coming off a monster 32-point game on Wednesday and is now the first Bucks player with 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in consecutive games since Terry Cummings in 1985. The Greek Freak slowed down a bit in March, but he's rolling again and should finish the season as a top-3 fantasy asset. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:03 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver will rest on Friday
    Anthony Tolliver will rest on Friday vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: The Kings are calling it "planned rest," so expect Tolliver to be back in action on Sunday. With Tolliver out, Skal Labissiere should get a nice bump in minutes tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:45 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
  • Kevin Durant doing sprints, some dribbling
    Kevin Durant (knee) was doing some full-court sprints at shootaround on Friday.

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

    Advice: Kerr told reporters that Durant "did a little more" on Thursday, including some lateral movement. Kerr also said that Durant would be re-evaluated by doctors next Thursday and the team would provide their "first real update" at the end of next week. It's quite possible KD appears in some regular seasons games next month, but the Warriors will likely limit his minutes if he is able to suit up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:53 am
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  • Myles Turner is being asked to pass more
    Myles Turner says his dip in scoring is the result of the coaching staff asking him to be more of a distributor.

    Advice: After averaging 15.5 points over the first 60 games of the season, Turner is averaging just 8.7 points over the Pacers last 10 games. However, his assists average has jumped up from 1.2 to 2.3 over that same stretch. "I'm distributing the ball a lot more," said Turner. "It's what the offense has called for, feeding the hot hands. [Paul George] and Jeff [Teague] have been hot, so I'm getting it to them." Turner is still boarding and blocking shots, so he should still be owned and started in all fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:31 am
  • Noah Vonleh grabs 12 boards
    Noah Vonleh matched his career-high 12 rebounds against the Knicks on Thursday, adding four points, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He's actually making an impact on the stat sheet and for coach Terry Stotts. The problem is Stotts just has another weapon to use and make his rotation even more complicated. Most fantasy owners will just want to avoid this situation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:50 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
  • Alex Len double-doubles in loss to Brooklyn
    Alex Len finished with 11 points (on 4-of-6 shooting), 11 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes in a blowout loss to the Nets on Thursday.

    Advice: This was the second straight double-double for Lin, who tallied 12 points and 11 boards on Tuesday. At the advanced age of 23, Len was actually the oldest starter for the Suns on Thursday. With T.J. Warren (foot) ruled out, Phoenix rolled out the youngest starting lineup in NBA history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The average age of Devin Booker, Marquese Chriss, Tyler Ulis, Derrick Jones Jr. and Len is just 21 years, 14 days. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:19 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
  • Kevin Durant does some 5-on-0
    Kevin Durant (knee) went through some 5-on-0 drills at practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He was wearing a knee brace for some of his shooting drills and there is no word of him taking on contact yet. On Wednesday, ESPN reported Durant could be back for part of the regular season, so the news today coincides with that. KD is likely going to travel with the team and could be re-evaulated next week. If you can afford to stash KD, it makes some sense. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:31 pm
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  • Paul Millsap (knee) ruled out for Friday
    Paul Millsap (knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This will be his fourth game in a row on the shelf and it's not a good sign that he isn't traveling with the team. Atlanta's next game is on Sunday vs. the 14-56 Nets, so his owners are in a tough spot. With Millsap out, Ersan Ilyasova is worth streaming if you need a bump in points, rebounds and triples. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:51 am
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  • 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
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 32 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in a 116-98 win at Sacramento on Wednesday, adding 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

    Advice: It's just the second time this month he's hit the 30-point mark, and Antetokounmpo scored at least 20 points in just two of his previous six games. The Bucks finally had their six-game road trip end and they'll be heading back home this weekend. Antetokounmpo is much better at home with a 54.0 field goal percentage with better averages in points, boards, steals, blocks and threes at home compared to being on the road. After a down couple weeks, Giannis should go back to being a top-three guy going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:24 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
  • Myles Turner hands out five dimes
    Myles Turner handed out five assists against the Celtics on Wednesday, adding seven points, nine rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Those assists are just one off his career high. Turner has been in an offensive slump for most of this month, averaging 9.6 points per game in his previous March outings. He's not going to the line nearly as much, but Turner does have 2.0 blocks per game in March. He's still a must-start option. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:44 pm
  • Hawks will make decision on Millsap Thursday
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer said that Atlanta will make a decision as to whether Paul Millsap (knee) will join the team in Milwaukee for Friday's game on Thursday morning.

    Advice: Budenholzer hinted on Monday that Millsap's absence could extend beyond two games (Monday and Wednesday), so we'll have to wait for the next official update on Thursday morning. With Millsap on the sidelines tonight, Ersan Ilyasova will earn another start and there will be some increased opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:05 pm
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  • Warriors hoping KD can return in season
    Kevin Durant's (knee) progress has the Warriors hopeful he can return before end of regular season, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

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

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

    Advice: This was easily his best game with the Pelicans as he shot 14-of-27 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. He became just the second player since '83 with 41+ points, 17+ rebounds and 5+ triples, and the first since Kevin Love did it in 2010. The Pelicans trail the No. 8 seed (Denver) by 3.5 games, so expect him to keep playing through some minor ailments -- he missed Friday's game with a right rib contusion and a knee issue. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:51 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
  • Alex Len double-doubles without Big Sauce
    Alex Len played 36 minutes and hit 5-of-13 shots for 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Heat.

    Advice: Alan Williams missed this one with an illness so Len was the man in the middle and came through with a solid line. But Williams has been outplaying him from the bench and should be back sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Antetokounmpo (ankle) starting vs. Blazers
    Giannis Antetokounmpo (ankle) is starting vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday, but wasn't listed on the injury report and should be fine. We'll let you know how he fares after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:00 pm
  • Larry Nance could eventually start for LAL
    Larry Nance could eventually move into the starting lineup this season.

    Advice: Luke Walton confirmed on Monday that he will be rolling with a starting five of Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Ivica Zubac for Tuesday night's matchup with the Clippers, but he wouldn't commit to using that starting group long-term. If Nance eventually finds himself in the starting lineup, that would likely shift either Randle or Zubac to the second unit. Nance can be a sneaky top-60 play when given the minutes, but as a reserve, he's not much more than a low-end option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:13 am
  • Giannis tweaks ankle in Saturday's loss
    Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his right ankle while blocking Draymond Green's shot on Saturday and immediately left the game.

    Advice: He scored just nine points in the blowout loss and played 31 minutes, but the injury doesn't appear to be serious. We expect him to play on Tuesday night, but owners of the Greek Freak should watch for injury updates prior to game time in order to be certain he's playing tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:08 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
  • Myles Turner has bounce back game
    Myles Turner hit 6-of-11 from the floor in Tuesday's win against the Jazz to finish with 16 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots.

    Advice: Turner wasn't terrible involved on the offensive end over the past two games, posting just nine total points while grabbing 16 rebounds. He focused more on scoring, as his shot was falling early. Fantasy owners have come to expect some uneven performances from Turner offensively, but he is a solid source of rebounds and blocks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:32 pm
  • Millsap (knee) could miss more than 2 games?
    Head coach Mike Budenholzer would not commit to Paul Millsap only needing two games off to rest up his left knee but did describe the injury as a "short term" issue.

    Advice: At the very least, Millsap will be on the sidelines for both Monday and Wednesday's games, and it sounds like there's a chance he could miss Friday's matchup in Milwaukee as well. Ersan Ilyasova will be one of the primary beneficiaries with Millsap on the shelf, and there will also be more opportunity for guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and Taurean Prince. Millsap owners can expect to get more than a few updates leading up to Friday's tip. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:26 pm
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  • DeMarcus Cousins returned to action on Sunday March 19. Rotoworld.com Mar 20, 1:02 am
  • Larry Nance doesn't do much for encore
    Larry Nance finished with just five points and two rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench on Sunday against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: Nance had a strong game on Friday with 13 points, four rebounds and four steals, but he was very quiet on offense and not nearly as active on the defensive end, either. Nance drew plenty of contact Friday, getting to the line for seven free throw attempts, but he didn't get to the stripe once on Sunday. Chalk it up as just one poor outing, or perhaps he was feeling a bit fatigued. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 9:20 pm
  • Julius Randle gets 10/7/7 in tough home loss
    Julius Randle finished Sunday's 125-120 home loss with 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, making 3-of-9 shots with one 3-pointer and zero steals or blocks.

    Advice: Randle blew up for 32 points on Wednesday, but in the two games since he's averaging just 7.0 points on 4-of-15 shooting. He's contributing more than enough in other categories to mask occasional shooting woes, however, and is perfectly positioned as a young cornerstone on a tanking team. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 9:18 pm
  • Noah Vonleh hits 10+ pts in 3rd straight game
    Noah Vonleh logged 29 minutes during Sunday's impressive road win, chipping in 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vonleh has now scored double-digit points in three straight games, something he's never done before in his NBA career. The low-usage forward is getting it done thanks to extreme efficiency, connecting on 72.2 percent of his shot attempts during his double-digit streak. There are higher-upside guys on the vast majority of waiver wires. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:42 pm
  • Thaddeus Young hits 7-of-9 shots w/ 3-pointer
    Thaddeus Young scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting vs. Toronto on Sunday, adding four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Young hadn't made a 3-pointer since injuring his wrist, but he knocked down his only long-range attempt tonight. He said his wrist is "feeling better" and likely would have played more minutes if it weren't for the lopsided score. Young is still a ridiculously bad 3-of-13 from the FT line over the past two weeks, dragging down his already-shaky value, but at least this gives owners some cause for optimism. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:01 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (knee) double-doubles Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (knee) returned on Sunday with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and four turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Cousins had an MRI, which came back negative, and the fact that he played two days later confirms that it's not serious. The Pelicans host the Grizzlies on Tuesday, after which they don't play until Friday, so Cousins' knee should have plenty of time to heal. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 6:00 pm
  • Alex Len struggles w/ fouls Sunday vs. DET
    Alex Len played through foul trouble on Sunday to post 11 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Len shot 3-of-12 from the field in his previous game, so the shooting was an improvement, but he struggled to check Andre Drummond without fouling him. Like clockwork, Len was again outplayed by backup big man Alan Williams, who notched 11 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one blocks without any turnovers in 26 minutes. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 4:20 pm
  • DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) starting Sunday
    DeMarcus Cousins (knee, ribs) will start for the Pelicans on Sunday.

    Advice: Cousins missed Friday's game but an MRI came back negative and he said he would play tonight, so hopefully he's in your active lineups. His return should dent Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday's usage, but AD in particular has proven that he can post elite value even while playing alongside Boogie. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 2:13 pm
  • Paul Millsap (knee) ruled out for two games
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play in the next two games.

    Advice: That's not good after it sounded like he was getting rest on Saturday. The Hawks play Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, so hopefully Millsap can make it back for a big game against the Bucks on Friday. While he's out, Ersan Ilyasova becomes a player worth owning in all standard leagues. This news also helps guys like Tim Hardaway Jr. and we should see Taurean Prince in the rotation. The Hawks will go smaller more often, as well. Rotoworld.com Mar 19, 1:31 pm
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Giannis Anteotokounmpo gets held to 9 points
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored nine points during a blowout 117-92 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, adding three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Warriors know how to defend drivers as well as just about anyone and Antetokounmpo got a little too much Draymond Green today. He came into this game with a 53.9 field goal percentage in March and he continues to flirt with his two steals and two blocks per game. His fantasy owners will have a big advantage next week with the Bucks suiting up for four games. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 10:42 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
  • Noah Vonleh posts a double-double
    Noah Vonleh scored 10 points with 11 rebounds and five turnovers in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Saturday.

    Advice: He may be playing his best ball of the season and turned in his first double-double of his third-year campaign. Vonleh is still just 21 and he did slide in the 2014 draft because he was raw, so maybe better days are ahead. That said, there's very little reason to add him in fantasy unless you're streaming on a light night. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 6:21 pm
  • Anthony Tolliver plays off the bench
    Anthony Tolliver scored 10 points with two rebounds and two 3-pointers against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: The Kings used him at the three at times in this game. Tolliver is likely going to be resting in several games to finish out the season, especially with both Skal Labissiere and Georgios Papagiannis playing better lately. Leave Tolliver on the wire. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 2:30 pm
  • Paul Millsap (left knee) out for Saturday
    Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) will not play on Saturday against the Blazers.

    Advice: It will be his first game out of the lineup since Dec. 3. This is not on a back-to-back set and it's not on the road, so this isn't just rest for the 32-year-old forward. Ersan Ilyasova gets a big bump and Mike Muscala should also be in the rotation this evening. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 2:20 pm
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  • Kevin Durant getting shots up
    Kevin Durant (knee) was getting shots up at shootaround on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a step in the right direction for the former MVP. Durant is still not close to a return and he is expected to be re-evaluated around Mar. 28. He'll likely need at least a week or two off after that, so he's still unlikely to play this regular season. Pat McCaw, Ian Clark and Matt Barnes have stepped up, but none of them are great pickups. Andre Iguodala has seen his value increase, too. Rotoworld.com Mar 18, 12:27 pm
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  • 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
  • Larry Nance plays well in loss
    Larry Nance racked up 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, four steals and two turnovers in 28 minutes vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: The Lakers were missing Tarik Black (illness), so Nance picked up a few extra minutes as a small-ball center. He shot 3-of-6 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line, but he's been quiet this month with averages of 6.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.9 steals in his previous seven games. He's just a deep-league asset for his steals right now, but keep tonight's line in mind if Black misses more time. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 10:57 pm
  • Alex Len has solid game vs. Magic
    Alex Len scored nine points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks against the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: This was easily his best game in some time. Len hit the glass and didn't give up low-post position, both of which have been major problems. We're not ready to say "he's back" just yet, but maybe he can get it going. He'll get Andre Drummond on Sunday, so give him a look if you're looking for a big man to stream on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 10:38 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 26 points in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 26 points before fouling out of Friday's 107-103 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: He fouled out of a game for the fourth time this season, but at least this time he fouled out in the final minute. Giannis shot 11-of-16 from the field in 35 minutes, adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, one triple and four turnovers. The Bucks have won eight out of their last nine games and are seventh in the East, so the Greek Freak will feast the rest of the way with four games on the schedule in each of the next two weeks. Rotoworld.com Mar 17, 10:18 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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