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  • Luc Mbah a Moute returned to action on Saturday November 18. Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha returned to action on Saturday November 18. Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • Joel Bolomboy was claimed off waivers by MLW on Saturday November 18. Yesterday, 11:51 pm
  • C.J. McCollum scores 25 points in win
    C.J. McCollum scored 25 points during a 102-90 win over the Kings on Saturday, adding three rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Damian Lillard was also solid with his 22 points, two rebounds, six dimes, one steal, one block and one trey. As for McCollum, he's been one of the league's best shooters with his 50.6 percent from deep to get him to 3.1 triples per game. Compared to last year, his dimes and blocks are down, but his steals and boards are up. McCollum is a top-20 player so far this year and he'll probably stay there. Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 14 points vs. Kings
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: Besides the lack of rebounding, Nurkic is starting to come around lately. In his last five, he averaged 13.4 points, 6.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.4 steals on 43.5 percent from the field. He's also been really bad with his turnovers, ranking fourth among centers with 51 despite only 31 dimes. Nurk is still trending up and he has been healthy, but he's got a lot of work to do to make his owners happy. Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Biggie gets bumped out
    Caleb Swanigan moved to the bench and played two minutes against the Kings on Saturday

    Advice: Sadly, Biggie is out of the rotation and only played in garbage time. Swanigan should find a way to get minutes at some point, but he's an easy drop now. Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Ed Davis plays 22 minutes
    Ed Davis (ankle) played 22 minutes with two points, eight boards, one assist and one block against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered an ankle sprain on Friday, but he wasn't limited in this game. Davis has really come on as a rebounder and he may have value if Jusuf Nurkic had to miss time. Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Noah Vonleh gets the start
    Noah Vonleh scored six points with six boards and one assist in a start against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He made all three from the field and was effective on defense. Coach Terry Stotts loves the matchups and Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) could be back in the next week or so, which means it's hard to roster Vonleh. Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • De'Aaron Fox scores 11 points in loss
    De'Aaron Fox scored 11 points with two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer during a 102-90 loss to the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He was 5-of-9 from the field with no attempts from the line, so the usage hasn't really been there. One reason why Fox caught our attention early was because of such high usage, but that has really dipped. In his last five, he only had an 18.9 usage rate, but that number was at 26.9 in the first five games. Low usage aside, it's encouraging that he looks to be starting the rest of the way, so there may be a small buy-low window on Fox. Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic scores 12 points
    Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 12 points with one rebound, three assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: He didn't pick up any noteworthy playing time from the Buddy Hield (ankle) injury. However, Bogdanovic was really slumping coming into this game with a two-point dud on Friday and some bad November averages of 7.4 points, 2.5 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.9 treys on 37.3 percent from the field. He's basically just a stash for now. Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores four points
    Kosta Koufos scored four points with seven rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: Willie Cauley-Stein said he likes to play next to Koufos, so maybe he can find a regular role. Still, there's very little upside here. Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Garrett Temple goes scoreless in 27 minutes
    Garrett Temple went 0-of-9 from the field for zero points with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Hey, at least he played on a back-to-back set. Temple is likely going to get nights off at some point, so it's really tough to count on him as a fantasy asset. Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Wes Matthews scores season-high 22 points
    Wes Matthews scored a season-high 22 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six 3-pointers against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: His eight dimes were also a season high, and that has been a trend this month with 3.8 per game -- he averaged a career-high 2.9 per game last season. Matthews is still ice cold inside the arc and his steals are down to just 0.9 in November. He's still getting a good amount of shots and chances are you weren't counting on him for FG%, so he should be owned in standard leagues. Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Dennis Smith Jr. quiet in 22 minutes Saturday
    Dennis Smith Jr. shot 2-of-8 from the field on Saturday, scoring five points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 22 minutes.

    Advice: The rookie committed four turnovers but he also hit one 3-pointer, and he's proven that he can stuff the boxscore on a per-minute basis. It didn't click tonight with the Mavs' backup guards playing extremely well, and Dallas cruising to a blowout victory, but DSJ's owners shouldn't be discouraged. After a rough start to the season, he's been cruising with top-50 value over the past few weeks. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon scores just four
    Malcolm Brogdon scored four points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: We finally have a nice little sample on Brogdon now that Eric Bledsoe is around. It hasn't really gone very well in those five, averaging 10.2 points, 3.6 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 treys on 39.6 percent from the field in 28.8 minutes. His efficiency, usage rate, assist percentage and minutes are significantly down as a bench guy, so he's taking a bigger hit than expected. Brogdon was awesome next to Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he may be losing his value in shallower leagues. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Noah Vonleh back in the starting lineup
    Noah Vonleh will start against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: Caleb Swanigan got a quick hook on Friday, so he may be out of the rotation. Vonleh still isn't worth owning in most leagues. Yesterday, 7:11 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha returns on Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha scored eight points against the Magic on Saturday after a one-game absence, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He is probably going to wind up starting in some games, but the odds of that may have gone down given the 40-point win today. Sefolosha is a steals specialist in deeper leagues. Yesterday, 6:57 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) says he's playing vs. Kings
    Ed Davis (ankle) said he will play against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He tweaked his ankle in the first quarter on Friday, but he was able to play through it. Davis has played well and the Blazers did struggle when he was off the floor last night, so maybe he gets more burn. He's not worth owning in most leagues, though. Yesterday, 5:54 pm
  • Fox, Hill, Temple, Skal & Z-Bo will start
    De'Aaron Fox, George Hill, Garrett Temple, Skal Labissiere and Zach Randolph will start against the Blazers on Saturday.

    Advice: One good turn deserves another, apparently. This lineup got a win last night, but it was more about Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein in the second unit. Fox has a decent chance to keep the job as a starter and he played 25-of-27 minutes next to Hill last night. Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute available, likely limited
    Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) is available for Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: He is expected to have a limit after he missed the last game on Thursday. Mbah a Moute is probably going to lose playing time now that Chris Paul is back. Yesterday, 3:45 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha available for Saturday night
    Thabo Sefolosha (knee) will be available for Saturday against the Magic.

    Advice: We still don't know the starting lineup or if Sefolosha will be limited after missing Friday. Jonas Jerebko is likely going to lose minutes. Yesterday, 3:41 pm
  • Ed Davis (ankle) is questionable to play
    Ed Davis (ankle) is questionable to play against the Kings on Saturday.

    Advice: He hurt his ankle early on Friday night, but he was able to play through it for 22 total minutes. Davis has quietly been one of the best backup centers, and his performance is part of the reason Jusuf Nurkic is off to a slow start. If Davis can't give it a go, Meyers Leonard would likely back up Nurk, who figures to play slightly more than usual, as well. Yesterday, 11:13 am
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee) questionable Saturday
    Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Sefolosha was unable to suit up Friday night in Brooklyn. Jonas Jerebko started but played just 17 minutes. Surprisingly, Royce O'Neale logged a career-high 21 minutes off the bench. Ekpe Udoh saw 15 minutes of action. This is a situation to avoid until we have some clarity on the Jazz rotation going forward. Yesterday, 10:18 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) questionable Sat
    Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. Memphis.

    Advice: The Rockets do not have a shootaround on Saturday, so we likely won't have definitive word on Mbah a Moute's status until coach Mike D'Antoni addresses the media prior to tip-off this evening. If Mbah a Moute can't play, P.J. Tucker would see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Yesterday, 8:37 am
  • De'Aaron Fox gets a start, scores nine points
    De'Aaron Fox scored nine points in a start with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 27 minutes during an 86-82 win over the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He played 25 minutes next to George Hill and it would appear the Kings are finally going to allow Fox to show what he can do as the engine of the offense. The Kings are also on a back-to-back in Portland on Saturday, so maybe Fox sticks in the first unit after their embarrassing 46-point loss to the Hawks on Wednesday. Fox has actually attempted 111 jumpers this year and made 35 (31.5 percent), and he's even been unassisted on 75.8 percent of his makes, so his scoring should come easier as his teammates learn how to play with him. He should be owned in standard leagues. Friday, 11:49 pm
  • Kosta Koufos plays team-high 33 minutes
    Kosta Koufos scored 10 points with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 33 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: He played great next to Willie Cauley-Stein in the second unit to keep the Blazers to 82 points. It may be tough for Koufos to see run every night, but getting a win when he played a team-high 33 minutes should help his case. We'll see if he plays in the back-to-back set on Saturday. It's really hard to add him with how often coach Dave Joerger changes his rotation. Friday, 10:15 pm
  • Bogdanovic scores just two points
    Bogdan Bogdanovic made 1-of-8 from the field for two points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and no turnovers in 24 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: Bad game aside, Bogdanovic is likely looking at more opportunity on Saturday with Buddy Hield getting hurt tonight. Although, Justin Jackson could be thrown in to take Hield's minutes and it may not affect Bogdanovic. He should get more shots regardless, though. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Garrett Temple scores 14 points
    Garrett Temple scored 14 points with four rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: While this game was solid, there's a very good chance Temple doesn't play on Saturday night. He'll be really tough to trust in fantasy on weekly basis. Friday, 9:58 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan flops in a start vs. Kings
    Caleb Swanigan scored two points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in just 10 minutes during his start against the Kings on Friday

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has a quick hook for his unestablished players, so Swanigan has some work to do to earn his trust. He'll probably be out of the rotation once Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) comes back. Friday, 9:38 pm
  • De'Aaron Fox starting next to George Hill
    De'Aaron Fox is starting alongside George Hill on Friday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: The Kings have been laughable at times this season, but it's good to see them turn to their point guard of the future. Fox has been pretty inconsistent and is coming off a rough stretch, but he should get better and better. Friday, 7:12 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee soreness) out Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) will not play on Friday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: The Jazz play again on Saturday vs. Orlando, so hopefully they are just resting him for that one. With Sefolosha out, Jonas Jerebko is looking at extended minutes and is worth a look if you need 3-pointers -- he's hit three triples in each of his last two games. Friday, 3:54 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha (knee) questionable Friday
    Thabo Sefolosha (right knee soreness) is questionable for Friday's game vs. Brooklyn.

    Advice: Sefolosha was averaging 23.4 minutes per game in the three games the Jazz has played since Rudy Gobert (knee) went down. If Thabo is unable to suit up on Friday, Jonas Jerebko would likely remain in the starting lineup and see additional minutes. Ekpe Udoh would also see an uptick in playing time. Friday, 9:04 am
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) will not play
    Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) will not play against the Suns on Thursday.

    Advice: He just got over some knee issues last weekend, but the Rockets will be missing one of their forwards. With him out, P.J. Tucker gets a little added opportunity in a revenge game while Ryan Anderson may also play slightly more tonight. Thursday, 5:28 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan benched after halftime
    Caleb Swanigan started on Wednesday, but he was benched after halftime and finished scoreless with one turnover and no other stats in six minutes.

    Advice: Pat Connaughton started the second half instead of Swanigan. Terry Stotts clearly didn't like what he saw early, matchup-wise, and the Blazers leaned on a lot of small lineups tonight. The result was a victory, which doesn't bode well for Swanigan, but we'll see if he can bounce back vs. the Kings on Friday. Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon plays well in 26 minutes
    Malcolm Brogdon came off the bench on Wednesday for 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and a pair of 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Matthew Dellavedova (left knee tendinitis) was sidelined tonight, which opened up more backcourt minutes, and Brogdon took full advantage. His value took a hit with Eric Bledsoe coming to town, but the sixth-man role suits him just fine. Brogdon's fantasy floor is high enough to warrant holding him in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • De'Aaron Fox quiet in 19 minutes vs. Hawks
    De'Aaron Fox had two points on 1-of-4 shooting, two assists, two steals and one rebound in 19 minutes during Wednesday's 46-point loss in Atlanta.

    Advice: Fox is now shooting just 10-of-34 in his past four games, and he's under 20% from downtown on the season. The upside is there, and he should only get better as the season continues, but most owners should keep him benched until he heats up. Wednesday, 7:26 pm
  • Dennis Smith Jr. puts winning above all else
    After scoring a career-high 27 points on Tuesday night, Dennis Smith Jr. was more concerned with the fact that the Mavericks picked up another loss.

    Advice: "We’ve got to get something that translates to wins. Whether it’s 27 or seven [points], we’ve got to get some wins," Smith said. "I’m still getting about wherever I want most of the game. It’s just something has got to translate to wins." This is the sort of mentality you want from your franchise player, and while DSJ probably won't be happy with the Mavs' win-loss record at the end of the season, his fantasy owners have to be pleased with his averages of 21.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.0 triples, 1.3 steals and 1.0 block per game over the past three. Wednesday, 10:52 am
  • Dennis Smith Jr. scores career-high 27 points
    Dennis Smith Jr. scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-23 shooting in Tuesday's 97-91 loss to San Antonio.

    Advice: He was getting to the rim at will against San Antonio's slow-footed frontcourt and grabbed six rebounds with two assists, a career-high five 3-pointers and six turnovers. After a rocky start to the season, DSJ is looking more comfortable out there and it's showing in the boxscore. His fantasy arrow is pointing straight up with averages of 20.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 triples over his last five games. Tuesday, 8:30 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan will start again on Wednesday
    Coach Terry Stotts said Caleb Swanigan would remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Swanigan made his first career start Monday vs. Denver, sending Noah Vonleh to the bench. Swanigan logged 20 minutes and finished with six points, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks. He'll be an intriguing DFS tournament option on Wednesday, but owners in standard leagues can probably afford to exercise patience and see Swanigan can maintain his starting spot before considering plucking him off the wire. Tuesday, 8:25 am
  • Noah Vonleh productive off the bench
    Noah Vonleh was productive off the bench on Monday vs. Denver, scoring eight points with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Maybe he didn't like getting benched in favor of Caleb Swanigan, as this was his best game of the season. Swanigan looked solid as well, but the rookie had five fouls which led to more run for Vonleh. This game doesn't the move the needle much and we'll need to see a couple more performances like this before we could get behind a pickup in deeper leagues. Monday, 9:39 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 17 in revenge game
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 17 points (7-of-15 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) against his former Nuggets in a 99-82 win on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: He's now 2-0 against his old teammates. Nurk was forcing things tonight with revenge on his mind, turning the ball over a season-high seven times. The good news is that he seemed healthy after struggling with a lower back issue over the weekend, and he played twice the amount of minutes as Ed Davis (four points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes). Next up for Portland is a home game against Orlando on Wednesday before a back-to-back set against the Kings this weekend. Monday, 9:33 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan scores six points in start
    Caleb Swanigan moved into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Nuggets, scoring six points with five rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 20 minutes.

    Advice: Making his first career start, Swanigan racked up five fouls, but he played well for the most part. The Blazers haven't gotten a lot of production from guys like Moe Harkless and Noah Vonleh, so there's a chance Swanigan sticks in the first unit. Owners in most leagues can monitor his progress from the wire while we see how the rotation develops. Monday, 9:25 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha scores 13 points off bench
    Thabo Sefolosha came off the bench and hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and zero steals in 22 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: He might get some starts with Rudy Gobert out with a leg injury, but Jonas Jerebko got the nod tonight. Sefolosha is a steals specialist and had five of them on Saturday, but came away empty handed in this one. However, the three 3-pointers were a season high. Monday, 8:43 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan starting, Vonleh to bench
    Caleb Swanigan is starting on Monday vs. Denver, sending Noah Vonleh to the bench.

    Advice: Interesting. Swanigan has only played in three out of five games in November, but the Blazers are looking to shake things up after a two-game losing streak. We'll let you know how Swanigan fares with the starting lineups, and deep-league owners will want to watch him closely. Monday, 6:58 pm
  • De'Aaron Fox hits 3-of-10 shots in loss
    De'Aaron Fox hit just 3-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points, three rebounds and five assists in Monday's loss to the Wizards.

    Advice: Fox has yet to have a mind-blowing game but he's been close a couple times. He hasn't scored more than 14 points in any of his November games, after scoring 14 or more in five of his seven October games. Fox has cooled off a bit, but he's too good a player and in too great a position to not be owned in all fantasy leagues. The big one is coming. Monday, 6:41 pm
  • Wes Matthews scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting
    Wes Matthews had a night to forget vs. OKC on Sunday, missing all nine of his shots to finish scoreless with four rebounds, four assists and one steal.

    Advice: The veteran hasn't shot better than 39.3 percent since joining the Mavs in 2015-16, which accounts for the three worst shooting years in his nine-year career. If you can live with the rough FG%, however, he's holding onto top-100 value thanks to 3-pointers (2.5 per game), steals (1.2) and modest turnovers (1.8). Sunday, 7:02 pm
  • Dennis Smith Jr. hits 6-of-17 FGs, scores 15
    Dennis Smith Jr. followed up Saturday's big game with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Thunder threw everything at the rookie defensively, with Russell Westbrook, Andre Roberson and even Paul George taking turns against him. He shot just 6-of-17 from the field with five turnovers, but hit a pair of 3-pointers and had enough all-around production to appease most owners. He's showing the type of upside owners envisioned on draft day, but there will be more bumps in the road -- he is 19 years old, after all. Sunday, 7:01 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic dismisses back injury, benching
    Jusuf Nurkic dealt with a sore lower back after Friday's game, but he said it's not an issue and he'll be ready to go vs. Denver on Monday.

    Advice: Nurkic and coach Terry Stotts' decision to bench him for most of the fourth quarter, in favor of Ed Davis. "I respect coach's decision," Nurk said. "And to be honest, I never have a better coach than Stotts. So, there's [not] anything wrong." Stotts said that he stuck with Davis because the team was on a run with him in the game, adding, "It wasn't so much about Nurk." We'll keep an eye on this situation, but there's no cause for immediate concern. Sunday, 2:53 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic dealing with a sore back
    Jusuf Nurkic said he skipped talking to reporters following Friday's loss to the Nets because he was in the treatment room getting his back worked on.

    Advice: This perhaps could explain why Nurkic did not play most of the fourth quarter of Friday's loss, but hopefully, this isn't something that affects his status for Monday's game against the Nuggets. Just to be safe, we'll though him on the injury report, and owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Sunday, 2:09 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha records five steals
    Thabo Sefolosha was in the starting lineup Saturday against Brooklyn with Rudy Gobert (knee) sidelined and he stepped up with nine points, nine rebounds and five steals across 32 minutes.

    Advice: Sefolosha did a good job with his quick hands, and his insertion into the starting five made sense since the Nets are a smaller team that likes to run. He did a good job at both ends of the floor and finished with a game-high plus-17 rating. It's uncertain if Gobert will need more time to heal, but Sefolosha might come off the bench Monday with a bigger Timberwolves team coming to Salt Lake. Saturday, 9:58 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon logs 33 minutes Saturday
    Malcolm Brogdon played 33 minutes off the bench on Saturday, notching 16 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in a win vs. L.A.

    Advice: Brogdon came in averaging 33.6 minutes and his role as sixth-man should be fine for fantasy purposes, even if it eventually caps his upside. His trade appeal dipped following the Eric Bledsoe trade, so most owners should sit tight and hope he takes to leading the second unit -- so far, the results are encouraging. Saturday, 9:30 pm
  • Dennis Smith turns in strong stat line
    Dennis Smith Jr. finished with 21 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots over 30 minutes in Saturday's 111-104 loss against the Cavaliers.

    Advice: There haven't been a lot of bright spots on the hardwood so far in the Metroplex this season, but DSJ and Harrison Barnes are certainly doing their part every night. Smith has turned up the intensity in November, hitting at least 3-pointer in each of his games while averaging 19.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game after averaging just 11.3 PPG, 5.7 APG and 3.0 RPG in six October outings. Saturday, 8:25 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) returns, plays 28 min
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) returned to action on Saturday with two points, three steals, one rebound and one assist in 28 minutes.

    Advice: The veteran missed just one game and he slotted back into his usual role as a versatile defender and 3-point shooter (0-of-3 tonight) off the bench. He's basically Trevor Ariza-light and has some appeal in roto leagues, especially if turnovers count and you need defensive stats. He should be unowned in points leagues, though. Saturday, 7:45 pm
  • Thabo Sefolosha will start, Favors to center
    Thabo Sefolosha will start for Rudy Gobert (knee) against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: It makes a lot of sense against a Nets team that loves to run. Although, Derrick Favors has rarely played next to four smaller players, so this is a lot of pressure on him. Saturday, 5:23 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) good to go vs. MEM
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is good to go against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not play on Thursday, but Mbah a Moute went through warmups and may have been close to playing. With him back, P.J. Tucker, Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza may not have to play as much in this game. Saturday, 3:20 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) questionable Saturday
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Mbah a Moute did not play Wednesday after being listed as questionable. P.J. Tucker would see an uptick in playing time if Mbah a Moute is unable to suit up. Saturday, 8:30 am
  • C.J. McCollum scores 17 points vs. Nets
    C.J. McCollum scored 17 points vs. the Nets on Friday, adding four assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: McCollum and Damian Lillard combined to hit 13-of-32 from the field as the Blazers dropped their second straight game. McCollum was coming off a monster 36-point game on Tuesday and should get back to his dominant ways against the Nuggets on Monday. With four games on the schedule in Week 5 and Week 6, his owners are in for a great couple weeks. Friday, 10:16 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 21 points vs. Nets
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 21 points with five rebounds and one assist on 10-of-20 shooting in 25 minutes in Friday's 101-97 loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Nurk was benched for the final 11:07 of this game and we're not sure why because he was having his way with the Nets early. The Nets have given up the fifth most fantasy points to centers this season, making coach Terry Stott's decision to pull him even more confusing. We'll look for an explanation, but his owners should expect a monster revenge game against Denver on Monday. For what it's worth, Nurk ate them alive last season with 33 points and 15 rebounds. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Brogdon plays 34 minutes in Bledsoe's debut
    Malcolm Brogdon moved to the bench on Friday vs. the Spurs but still played 34 minutes with nine points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one triple.

    Advice: The Bucks shortened their rotation with Eric Bledsoe in the mix and it's a good sign that Brogdon still played heavy minutes, but he wasn't nearly as involved on offense as expected -- he posted a 13.6 usage rate after hovering around 20.0 before the Bledsoe trade. He's still a hold in most formats, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to be the top-60 player in standard 9-cat leagues that he was. Friday, 9:27 pm
  • Malcolm Brogdon bumped to the bench Friday
    Coach Jason Kidd said Eric Bledsoe would replace Malcolm Brogdon as the team's starting point guard Friday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: The Bledsoe trade is a bummer for Brogdon, who has been playing exceptionally well this season. Brogdon has scored at least 13 points in nine of the 10 games he's appeared in and tallied at least 20 points in each of the Bucks last three contests. Kidd did state that Bledsoe's minutes would be monitored on Friday, as Bledsoe hasn't played a game in three weeks. Thus, Brogdon should safely see 30-plus minutes on Friday, but his playing time going forward is less certain. Friday, 9:59 am
  • De'Aaron Fox makes game-winning jumper
    De'Aaron Fox hit his first NBA game-winning shot with a 19-foot pullup to beat the 76ers 109-108 on Thursday, finishing with 11 points, four rebounds, seven assists and one turnover in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Up until the last shot, he actually didn't shoot the ball well with his 4-of-13 from the field and 3-of-7 from the line. Fox has been hanging in the upper 20s lately with averages of 11.8 points, 2.6 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocks over his last five. He's not quite as hot as he was earlier this year, but it's just a matter of time before Fox starts to click again. Thursday, 10:09 pm
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic scores nine in win
    Bogdan Bogdanovic scored nine points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: He's probably the most confident player on the team, but coach Dave Joerger went with Justin Jackson over Bogdanovic to close this game out. Bogdanovic is starting to add some defensive stats and his six attempts from deep were a career high, but it figures to be a bumpy ride in fantasy. Plus, Justin Jackson getting hot doesn't help the Serbian swingman. Thursday, 10:03 pm
  • Kosta Koufos scores eight with 12 boards
    Kosta Koufos scored eight points with 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: It seemed to be pretty clear coach Dave Joerger wanted some extra size in there to limit the 76ers inside. Koufos is getting some decent minutes when he's been healthy, but there just isn't enough long-term upside to use in most leagues. Thursday, 10:00 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) ruled out
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) has been ruled out against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He went through warmups to try to get cleared to play, but it sounds like he came up short. With Mbah a Moute out, the starters should play slightly more with more P.J. Tucker in the second unit. Thursday, 3:56 pm
  • Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) not expected to play
    Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) is not expected to play against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He is going through warmups, so he is making a case to play. He only played limited minutes on Sunday, which led to more minutes for P.J. Tucker and the other perimeter starters. Tucker could be looking at a decent amount of minutes against LeBron James. Thursday, 3:16 pm
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