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  • George Hill (left toe) ruled out for Tuesday
    George Hill (left big toe) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Suns.

    Advice: This will be Hill's fourth straight game on the sidelines, so while he's been phenomenal while on the court this season, his penchant for hitting the sidelines has been extremely frustrating. Dante Exum should continue to start with Rodney Hood and Gordon Hayward running the show on offense. For now, we'll be considering Hill questionable for Thursday's game against the Warriors. Today, 12:51 pm
  • Sean Marks hints Jeremy Lin could return soon
    Sean Marks said he suspects that Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will be able to return to the court "pretty soon."

    Advice: "He’s so vocal, still at practice, in the locker room and has been from day one when he was out with his injury," said Marks. "He’s progressing well. I obviously don’t want to put a time limit or a day, but I suspect it pretty soon." Lin reportedly looked good while going through his shooting drills on Tuesday, but he's still yet to go through a full practice with the team making Wednesday's game against the Nuggets unlikely. He was a top-60 guy before going down, so we'd recommend his owners stay patient. Today, 12:31 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will begin on-court work
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) has been cleared to start going through on-court work with the Lakers, although he will not be traveling to Houston for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

    Advice: Russell is reportedly "feeling better," although Walton did acknowledge that it's unlikely he'll be able to play Friday vs. Phoenix or Sunday vs. the Knicks. Perhaps there's a chance that he can get back to the court for Monday's game in Sacramento, but that would be on the early end of his initial 2-3 week timetable. For now, Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson will continue to soak up the backcourt minutes in Russell's absence, with Sweet Lou offering the most upside. Today, 12:13 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas (groin) doesn't practice Tues
    Isaiah Thomas (groin) did not participate during Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Thomas tweaked his groin during Monday's loss to the Rockets, so for now, we're going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game in Orlando. If he's out, Marcus Smart or Terry Rozier could move into the starting lineup, with Avery Bradley and Al Horford being asked to step it up on the offensive end. Owners can expect to get another update on Thomas' status following Wednesday morning's shootaround, but it's worth noting that he was able to get some shots up after practice. Today, 11:58 am
  • Tony Parker (knee) will not play Tuesday
    Tony Parker (left knee contusion) will not play Tuesday vs. Minnesota.

    Advice: This news is not surprising, as Coach Pop told reporters on Monday that Parker would likely have to miss and "extended period" of time due to his latest injury, which he suffered against the Bucks on Monday night. Feel free to cut Parker if you play in a standard league, as there should be far more attractive options on the wire. Nicolas Laprovittola will likely start in place of Parker on Tuesday, but Patty Mills is the biggest beneficiary. Today, 11:02 am
  • C's recall Demetrius Jackson from D-League
    The Celtics recalled Demetrius Jackson from the D-League on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jackson has appeared in just three games this season and played a total of 15 minutes. He should be left on waiver wires in standard leagues. Today, 10:44 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) still w/out timetable
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) went through shooting drills on Tuesday, but is not yet practicing fully with the team.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters that Jeremy Lin is progressing each day and that Lin is 'anxious' to return, but the team has still yet to set a timetable. Lin has now missed 15 games due to the hamstring strain. Unfortunately, Lin owners will need to remain patient and hope for good news soon. Isaiah Whitehead will continue to start in place of Lin, but Sean Kilpatrick remains the player to own. Today, 10:15 am
  • Reggie Jackson (knee) still on minutes limit
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will remain on a minutes restriction Tuesday vs. Chicago.

    Advice: Prior to his season debut on Sunday, the Pistons plan was to limit Jackson to approximately five minutes per quarter. He ended up playing a total of 23 minutes, tallying 18 points and four assists. Coach Stan Van Gundy declined to reveal the plan for Tuesday night, but it is probably safe to assume Detriot will try to limit Jackson to approximately 25 minutes. He can safely be inserted back into fantasy lineups. Today, 9:06 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tues.
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This will be the fifth straight game Bayless has missed due to the wrist issue. Sergio Rodriguez will once again start for the Sixers, with T.J. McConnel backing him up. Rodriguez has played well as a starter. Over his five games, he is averaging 12.6 points, 7.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 3-pointers and 1.8 assists. With only nine available players Tuesday night, Rodriguez and the rest of the healthy Sixers will see plenty of playing time, making S-Rod an intriguing DFS and streaming option. Today, 7:54 am
  • Tony Parker (knee) unlikely to play Tuesday
    Tony Parker left Monday's win over the Bucks with an apparent knee injury that coach Gregg Popovich said could keep him out for an extended period.

    Advice: Having returned from a two-game stint on the injured list with a left thigh contusion, Parker left the game in Milwaukee in the third quarter. Parker has missed seven games this season with a variety of bumps and bruises. Coach Pop indicated after Monday’s setback that he might be forced to sit Parker for an extended period in order to heal again. "I think so," Popovich said. The Spurs play Tuesday in Minnesota and Thursday in Chicago. If Parker cannot play, rookie Nicolas Laprovittola is likely to replace him in the starting lineup, but Patty Mills is the biggest beneficiary. Today, 6:20 am
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 38 minutes in loss
    Jordan Clarkson played 38 minutes in Monday's loss to the Jazz, scoring 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

    Advice: It was just the second time this season that he played 38 minutes, but the Lakers had to ride both him and Lou Williams with Jose Calderon (hamstring), Nick Young (calf) and D'Angelo Russell all out. Clarkson added five rebounds, one triple and three turnovers and should see a nice bump in value at least for the next couple weeks. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Lou Williams lights up Jazz for 38 points
    Lou Williams lit up the Jazz for 38 points, seven assists, six rebounds, one steal and four triples in 34 minutes on Monday.

    Advice: Incredible. This comes on the heels of a 40-point effort against the Grizzlies on Saturday, so he's clearly stepping up for a Lakers team that recently lost Jose Calderon (hamstring) and Nick Young (calf) to injuries. He hit 13-of-27 shots from the field and hit all eight of his free throws. D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, and with Williams playing out of his mind right now, he's a very nice sell-high candidate. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Troy Daniels cooking off Memphis bench
    After scoring a career-high 31 points on Saturday, Troy Daniels came off the Memphis bench on Monday to hit 10-of-20 shots, seven 3-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws for 29 points, two assists and nothing else, which would include only one turnover in 44 minutes.

    Advice: Granted, this was a double-overtime affair, but this kid came out of nowhere and is killing it, scoring 29, 31, 19 and 19 points in each of his last four games, and has knocked down 20 3-pointers during that stretch, which is 5.0 per game! The Money Green light is ON and Daniels is killing it. But he could quickly fall back to earth once Chandler Parson and James Ennis are over their injuries, which may not happen anytime soon. While Daniels is likely to fade just as quickly as he appeared on the scene, he's worth grabbing right now. And if he does it again vs. the Sixers on Tuesday night, we may call him a must-own player until further notice. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Langston Galloway scores career-high 26
    Langston Galloway played 36 minutes off the bench, hit 9-of-19 shots and 6-of-13 3-pointers on his way to a career-best 26 points on Monday.

    Advice: He only added two assist, but the six 3-pointers were fun. Galloway got the minutes and opportunity because both Jrue Holiday and E'Twaun Moore out with toe injuries. If you happened to take a flier on Galloway tonight, congratulations. Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Tim Frazier hits 3-of-10 shots in start
    Tim Frazier started with Jrue Holiday out with a toe injury and hit 3-of-10 shots for eight points, four rebounds, nine assists and three steals in 39 minutes of Monday's tough loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: We were hoping for a little more, especially with the two overtimes, but Frazier at least came through with some decent numbers. The Pels are off until Thursday, so there's a pretty good chance Holiday will be back to reclaim his starting job by then. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Deron Williams scores 15 with 13 dimes
    Deron Williams scored 15 points with 13 assists in Monday's loss to the Hornets.

    Advice: It's his first double-double of the season, but he's only made a total of 12 appearances so far due to injuries. D-Will shot 6-of-18 from the field with one rebound and a pair of triples in 37 minutes, and coach Rick Carlisle said before the game that the PG has been cleared to consistently play minutes in the 30s. With Seth Curry hobbled by a knee sprain, D-Will is worth riding until the wheels inevitably fall off. Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • James Harden scores 37 in win over Celtics
    James Harden hit 8-of-14 shots, three 3-pointers and 18-of-18 free throws on his way to 37 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and 10 turnovers in Monday's 107-106 win over Boston.

    Advice: He was a couple boards and assists away from a dubious quadruple-double, while the 18 free throw makes were easily a season-high for Harden. His box scores aren't really comparing to the ridiculous things Russell Westbrook is doing right now, but they're pretty darn good. Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Tony Parker quiet in start for Spurs
    Tony Parker started and played through his knee issue on Monday, but hit just 3-of-8 shots for six points and five assists in 18 minutes.

    Advice: He's completely untrustworthy these days, but Patty Mills, who is the point guard to own for the Spurs, missed all eight of his shots for one point and five assists. Mills has scored in double figures in three of his last five games, but wasn't feeling it tonight. Yesterday, 8:37 pm
  • Dwyane Wade will play Tuesday vs. DET
    Dwyane Wade will play on Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: It's the second night of a back-to-back set and Wade missed one game last week against Dallas (also a back-to-back), but the Bulls probably don't want to drop three straight games. Wade went off in the 112-110 loss to the Blazers on Monday, scoring 34 points on 11-of-23 shooting (11-of-13 FTs) with four rebounds, four assists, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes. He said he's expecting to play around 30-32 minutes vs. Detroit, but his value will take a slight hit with Rajon Rondo (suspension) back in the lineup. Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles again
    Russell Westbrook hit 10-of-22 shots, 3-of-8 3-pointers and 9-of-14 free throws for 32 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, a steal, a block and just four turnovers in Monday's tough 102-99 win at Atlanta.

    Advice: The dude is just sick and has now triple-doubled in six straight games, the longest streak since Michael Jordan did it seven straight times in 1989. He has 11 of them on the season, is averaging a triple-double on the season and has led the Thunder to six straight wins. Maybe he'll run out of gas one day, but then again, maybe he won't. Jordan had 15 triple-doubles in that 1988-89 season and Westbrook is on pace to destroy that number, possibly before Christmas. Yesterday, 8:13 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores 21 points in loss
    Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting vs. the Wizards on Monday.

    Advice: He played a team-high 33 minutes with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two treys and two turnovers. Kilpatrick has been on a tear over his last five games with averages of 22.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.4 3-pointers on 46.3 percent shooting. He should be a lot of fun to own until Jeremy Lin (hamstring) is finally able to return. Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • John Wall scores 25 w/ 13 assists in win
    John Wall scored 25 points with 13 assists in Monday's 118-113 win over the Nets.

    Advice: The win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Wizards. Wall was a limited participant at practice on Sunday due to a thigh contusion, but he sure looked healthy on Monday. He shot 10-of-19 from the field with one rebound, three steals, one triple and four turnovers while hitting all four of his free throws. He did play 36 minutes, so it will be interesting to see if the Wizards decide to limit his minutes against the Magic on Tuesday for the second night of a back-to-back set. Yesterday, 7:44 pm
  • Tim Frazier, Buddy Hield starting on Monday
    Tim Frazier and Buddy Hield are starting against the Grizzlies on Monday.

    Advice: Jrue Holiday (toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe) have both been ruled out for Monday's game, but it's not clear if they will miss additional time. Frazier is the best bet to produce Monday, as Hield has been anything but consistent. Langston Galloway should get plenty of minutes off the bench. Yesterday, 4:45 pm
  • Seth Curry (right knee) out Monday vs. CHA
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: He will, however, return to practice on Tuesday and Rick Carlisle is listing him as day-to-day, so it doesn't sound like the knee injury is serious. Carlisle also said that he'll be expanding Deron Williams' workload tonight, so Williams' playing time will likely be in the mid-30s while Devin Harris' minutes will be in the teens. Yesterday, 4:03 pm
  • Tony Parker (quad) will play Monday vs. MIL
    Tony Parker (quad) will play Monday vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: He's dealing with a bruised quad, so Gregg Popovich may limit his workload in Parker's first game back following a two-game stint on the sidelines. He's not a great fantasy option in most leagues. Yesterday, 3:54 pm
  • Toney Douglas available to play vs. Pelicans
    Toney Douglas will be available to play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: It'll be interesting to see how many minutes Douglas can earn in his Memphis debut, but with a favorable matchup against the Jrue Holiday-less (toe) Pelicans, he's someone to consider throwing out there as a DFS punt play. Fantasy GMs in most settings, however, can use a wait-and-see approach here. Yesterday, 3:29 pm
  • Jrue Holiday, Moore out Monday vs. Memphis
    Jrue Holiday (turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (toe contusion) have been ruled out for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: With both these guys on the sidelines Monday night, Tim Frazier will assuredly move into the starting five, and Buddy Hield is an option to start at the two. Langston Galloway should also see an uptick in minutes with New Orleans' starting backcourt on the sidelines, and Anthony Davis (foot, expected to play) will be working with a robust usage rate. After Monday's game the Pelicans will be off until Thursday, so perhaps the toe issue only results in a one-game absence for Holiday. Yesterday, 2:33 pm
  • Report: Houston will waive G Bobby Brown
    The Rockets will reportedly waive G Bobby Brown in order to make room for Donatas Motiejunas.

    Advice: Brown played a total of 21 minutes through six appearances with the Rockets, so there's no fantasy takeaway here. Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • Harden having fun playing for Mike D'Antoni
    James Harden said it's been "fun" playing for Mike D'Antoni this season.

    Advice: "He doesn’t try to control anything. If he has a play, he’ll throw it at me, and if I have something better, I’ll just tell him I have something better, and he’s cool with it," said Harden. "That kind of relationship, it goes a long way. We’re able to talk about anything." D'Antoni failed to recreate his Suns' success with the Knicks and Lakers, but those struggles had more to do with roster construction and less to do with D'Antoni's effectiveness as a coach. Harden has completely bought into D'Antoni's system, and he's having an MVP-caliber season as a top-4 play in 8-cat leagues. Yesterday, 1:58 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will be re-evaluated Tuesday
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

    Advice: Russell was originally scheduled to be re-evaluated on Monday, but a scheduling conflict delayed the process by one day. He's currently in the early stages of Week-2, and if all goes well with his checkup on Tuesday, he could advance to on-court work. As for Monday's game against Utah, Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will likely be logging heavy minutes with Jose Calderon (hamstring), Russell and Nick Young (Achilles) all on the sidelines. Yesterday, 1:21 pm
  • Carlisle wants Williams to close out games
    Rick Carlisle said that Deron Williams (calf) has been cleared to play minutes in the 30s, and he wants him on the floor to close out games.

    Advice: Williams playing time has been steadily trending up ever since he made his return from the calf injury five games ago, and he actually got 31 minutes in his last time out. It sounds like Carlisle would like to get him closer to the 35-minute range, which will be nice for his fantasy value until he suffers his next inevitable injury. Yesterday, 11:28 am
  • Dwyane Wade (rest) will play Monday vs. POR
    Dwyane Wade (rest) will return to action Monday vs. the Trail Blazers.

    Advice: Wade was rested on the second game of a back-to-back set on Saturday, although head coach Fred Hoiberg indicated that he's considering lifting the maintenance days on back-to-backs, meaning that Wade could see a full compliment of minutes Tuesday vs. Detroit as well. With Rajon Rondo (suspension) out tonight, Wade will spend some more time running the offense in Chicago. Nikola Mirotic will likely be heading back to the bench tonight. Yesterday, 11:17 am
  • Tyreke Evans (knee) ruled out for Monday
    Tyreke Evans (knee, calf) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: The fact that we even have to rule him out suggests his return is getting closer. In fact, he likely would've played over the weekend if he didn't tweak his calf. It sounds like he could make an appearance sometime this week, but he may start slow because the Pelicans will likely limit him to 15 minutes right out of the gate. With that said, he's still a solid stash. Yesterday, 9:42 am
  • Seth Curry (knee sprain) is a game-time call
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is a game-time call against the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: He's missed two games in a row, but he went through the morning shootaround which is always a good sign. He's day-to-day and should play a ton down the stretch for the tanking Mavs, so it's a good idea to hold him if you can in standard leagues. Deron Williams has played 30 or more minutes in the two games that Curry missed, while Devin Harris has been playing minutes in the teens. Yesterday, 9:07 am
  • Grizzlies sign veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas
    The Grizzlies have signed veteran PG/SG Toney Douglas by using the NBA’s hardship rule.

    Advice: He was the "frontrunner" to sign for the Grizzlies after they worked out a few point guards last week. With Mike Conley (back) looking at a multi-week absence, Douglas should immediately see minutes on his new team which puts him on the radar in deeper leagues. For now, most owners should use a wait-and-see approach because it's not clear how big of a role he will have. Andrew Harrison's owners should be slightly concenred as his value could take a hit with the arrival of Douglas. We'll let you know if he's active for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans. Yesterday, 9:04 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Monday
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Bayless hopes to avoid season-ending surgery, as he wants to see how his wrist responds to his recent platelet-rich plasma injection. With Bayless out, Sergio Rodriguez will draw another start and will be a nice source of assists, while T.J. McConnell will handle the backup duties. For now, Bayless is day-to-day and is only a hold in very deep leagues. Yesterday, 8:41 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) wants to keep playing
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) said that he wants to avoid season-ending surgery and that he will try to keep playing.

    Advice: "I'm going to try to play," Bayless said. "I want to play. I want to get to the point where I can play and not worry about it." He recently received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his wrist, so it will be interesting to see how his wrist responds in the coming weeks. He's currently listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Nuggets, but he's just a deep-league hold until he proves he can play through the issue. Yesterday, 6:44 am
  • Rodney Stuckey scores 16 points off bench
    Rodney Stuckey lit up for 16 points in 21 minutes on Sunday, hitting 7-of-10 shots to go along with three rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Stuckey has been nowhere near fantasy relevance this season, in part because he's averaging just 8.7 points on 42.9 percent FGs and 62.5 percent FTs (3.6 attempts). The fact that his mini-eruption coincided with the return of C.J. Miles and Paul George seems inconsequential, and nearly all owners should leave him on the wire. Sunday, 9:24 pm
  • Tim Frazier scoreless in 16 bench minutes
    Tim Frazier shifted to a bench role vs. the Thunder on Sunday, where he went scoreless on 0-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 16 minutes.

    Advice: Frazier started the Pelicans' previous game alongside Jrue Holiday, but that small backcourt didn't last long. He hasn't scored double-digit points in any of the past four games and the impending return of Tyreke Evans won't help matters, so Frazier's owners should at least be keeping an eye on potential waiver-wire additions. Sunday, 6:47 pm
  • Russell Westbrook gets 5th straight trip-dub
    Russell Westbrook finished Sunday's win, the Thunder's fifth straight, with 28 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: In a clash between the league's top two scorers, Westbrook and Anthony Davis, it was Westy who came out on top. In your daily Westbrook-in-history update, he's now the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to have five consecutive triple-doubles. He came in averaging 31.2 points, 11.3 assists and 10.5 boards, of course, and nothing is surprising at this point. Sunday, 6:43 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) debuts w/ 18 pts
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) looked sharp in his season debut on Sunday, posting 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four assists in just 23 minutes as a starter.

    Advice: The Pistons were limiting Jackson to around five minutes per quarter, a number that should slowly creep up in the coming weeks. He's obviously a must-own player now that he's back on the court, and he looked good enough tonight to activate in nearly all lineups. If you were relying on Ish Smith for assists this season, it's time to start monitoring the waiver wire for a promising pickup. Sunday, 5:34 pm
  • Tim Frazier will come off the bench Sunday
    Tim Frazier will come off the bench Sunday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Frazier had been starting alongside Jrue Holiday, but head coach Alvin Gentry will move E'Twaun Moore into the starting five for today's game in order to give Frazier some more ball handling opportunities with the second unit. Frazier's value has taken a hit since Jrue Holiday got back into the starting lineup, so the move to the second unit isn't necessarily a bad thing for his value. Sunday, 2:50 pm
  • Reggie Jackson starting, Smith to the bench
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will start in his regular-season debut Sunday vs. the Magic, sending Ish Smith back to the bench.

    Advice: Jackson won't play much more than 20 minutes tonight, so he's not a great DFS option, but he obviously should be activated in all season-long settings. Smith was just barely clinging to late-round value on the year as Detroit's starter, and his value is going to take a pretty massive hit once Jackson is fully up to speed, so owners may want to start perusing the waiver wire for his replacement. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Marcus Morris, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond will join Jackson in the starting five. Sunday, 2:47 pm
  • Update: John Wall was limited at practice Sun
    Updating a previous report, John Wall was a limited participant during Sunday's practice.

    Advice: An initial report said that Wall didn't practice at all, but apparently he went through some things. He's dealing with some standard nicks and bruises that players pick up over the course of an NBA season, but he should be good to go for Monday's game in Brooklyn. Sunday, 2:39 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) out Monday vs. WAS
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Monday will be Lin's 15th consecutive game on the sidelines, and the Nets' haven't given any indication that he's getting close to a return. Isaiah Whitehead will continue to start in his absence, but Sean Kilpatrick remains the primary beneficiary. Lin is worth holding onto in most leagues. Sunday, 12:54 pm
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Monday
    Seth Curry (right knee sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Curry has spent the past two games on the sidelines, and his minutes have been divvied up between Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson, with Deron Williams logging around 30 minutes as a starter. It'll be more of the same if he can't give it a go Monday night. Sunday, 12:12 pm
  • John Wall sits out practice, will play Monday
    John Wall (rest) sat out of practice on Sunday.

    Advice: He is a little "banged up" with a thigh contusion, but the Wizards are just managing his reps in practice to keep him fresh for the games. He also missed a practice on Thursday and ended up scoring 17 points with 15 dimes against the Spurs on Friday. He's fine. Sunday, 10:58 am
  • George Hill (left big toe) ruled out Monday
    George Hill (left big toe) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: This will be his third game in a row on the shelf, but the Jazz are hoping he will be able to return either Tuesday against the Suns or Thursday against the Warriors. Dante Exum will likely continue to start, but he's been outplayed by Shelvin Mack lately and has played less minutes than Mack in two straight games. Sunday, 10:01 am
  • Atkinson praises Sean Kilpatrick
    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson gushed about the recent play of Sean Kilpatrick.

    Advice: "Sean has a chip, there’s no doubt about it," Atkinson said. "I think there’s an angry chip and a healthy chip, and his is healthy. It’s in a good spirit." The SG is averaging 22.0 points over his last six games with 3.7 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.1 treys, and he's also played 27 or more minutes in each of those games. His value will take a hit when Jeremy Lin (hamstring) eventually returns, but he belongs in all standard-league lineups right now. Sunday, 9:24 am
  • Reggie Jackson (knee) will play Sunday
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) will play on Sunday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: He was listed as out on the pre-game notes, but the decision on his status was always up to Jackson. Coach Stan Van Gundy said that Jackson will play 4-5 minutes per quarter, so he's looking at roughly 18-20 minutes of action if this holds up. The Pistons are going to ease him back into action, so DFS owners can't trust him right away. If you own Ish Smith, it makes sense to wait and see what happens over the next week before moving on. Sunday, 7:49 am
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) listed as out
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) is listed as out for Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: Game notes aren't 100 percent accurate and there's still an outside chance that R-Jax could be active Sunday. He returned to full practice last week and coach Stan Van Gundy said it's basically up to him when he wants to return. SVG did mention that his stamina will be an issue early on, so his workload should be limited right out of the gate. Regardless, he shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires right now. Sunday, 6:34 am
  • Deron Williams hands out 15 assists in win
    Deron Williams hit just 3-of-11 shots, but had nine points, two rebounds, a season-high 15 assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Saturday's surprising 107-82 win over the Bulls.

    Advice: After missing eight of nine games with a calf injury, Williams has played in five straight. And while we don't love his game or trust him, he's deserving of some attention right now. He's averaging 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists over his last five games, but is shooting just 34 percent and has just one steal, zero blocks and two 3-pointers over that stretch. If you are desperate for assists, Williams is worth a look. But you'll just have to hope he's not hurt again before you actually get him into your lineup. Saturday, 10:07 pm
  • Money Green: Troy Daniels scores 31 points
    Troy Daniels played the best game of his NBA career during a 103-100 win over the Lakers on Saturday, scoring a career-high 31 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Hey now. On Thursday, coach David Fizdale said he's going to "use the heck out of him to get shots" and he wasn't lying. Daniels had a 30.1 usage rate with no turnovers and a 63.7 true shooting percentage. Fizdale also said Daniels wants him to have the "money green light" when he's hot, so it was definitely that color tonight. The Grizzlies are rolling with their Nasty Nine, so feel free to grab Daniels and use him until Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) can return. His green light should be money green with four games next week. Saturday, 9:28 pm
  • Lou Williams scores season-high 40 points
    Lou Williams was a one-man band during a 103-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring a season-high 40 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 11-of-20 from the field and made all 14 from the line. Williams seemed like he was due for a blow up, and he finally came through. In the previous seven games without D’Angelo Russell (knee), Williams usage rate has increased to 29.5, but his minutes only increased 0.6 from his season average. This massive game boosted him up two rounds of value on the season, putting him inside the top 65 for standard leagues. He's a bit of a sell-high, but Williams is legit under coach Luke Walton. Saturday, 9:20 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson struggles with extra role
    Jordan Clarkson started the second half for Jose Calderon (hamstring) on Saturday, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get a big bump with Calderon out and he hasn't really done much lately either. Surprisingly, Clarkson’s usage rate has dropped since D’Angelo Russell (knee) went down. Plus, his assist rate is similiar while his efficiency has dropped. Clarkson only has 10th-round value, but he's still a hold. Saturday, 9:07 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas torches 76ers late, scores 37
    Isaiah Thomas exploded down the stretch during a 107-106 win over the 76ers on Saturday, scoring a season-high 37 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He scored 12 consecutive Celtics points down the stretch to lead his team to the win. He also went to the line a season-high 15 times tonight and made 11-of-19 from the field. Thomas is shooting the ball 0.1 percent worse from the field compared to last year, but his efficiency is up thanks to more treys and going to the line 2.5 more times per game. The free throws have made him a top-three option for the free throw percentage category. Thomas has third-round value on the season and is now a top-10 scorer in the NBA. The Pizza Guy is cookin'. Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Bulls
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Bulls on Saturday.

    Advice: He had his minutes increase in his last game, so Williams could get over 30 again tonight. He's a hold while he's healthy, but he's one of the most injury-prone players in the NBA. Saturday, 5:32 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick gets to the line a ton
    Sean Kilpatrick made 3-of-13 from the line for 19 points against the Bucks during a 112-103 loss on Saturday, adding one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

    Advice: This is another one of those games where a free throw fest can save the day. Kilpatrick went 12-of-13 from the line tonight, which is the most for a Net since Paul Pierce hit 14 in February 2014. Kilpatrick will likely move to the bench at some point, but he should still have value for how he gets the ball so much. He's a hold. Saturday, 5:11 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless out for Saturday night
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist soreness) will not play Saturday against the Celtics.

    Advice: After missing the first 13 games, Bayless may have came back too soon last month and said he experienced soreness throughout his lone start of the season. He's had PRP treatment and is only day-to-day for now. Sergio Rodriguez will hold down the fort until Bayless is pain-free, so he'll have value until then. Bayless is a tough guy to stash until he's officially back in the lineup. Saturday, 2:59 pm
  • Tyreke Evans officially out for Sunday
    Tyrele Evans (knee, calf) has been ruled out for Sunday against the Thunder.

    Advice: He's getting closer and he may have been able to play this weekend had he not had a calf issue. The Pelicans may be able to get him back in action this week, but he's fully expected to have a 15-minute limit for several games. He's going to be annoying to own for likely at least a month, but give him a look if you want to see if he can get it going. Saturday, 1:51 pm
  • Bennett and Kilpatrick getting the start
    Isaiah Whitehead, Sean Kilpatrick, Bojan Bogdanovic, Anthony Bennett and Brook Lopez will start against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Advice: The Nets are going to keep Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's minutes in check, so they'll start Kilpatrick for another game. With Trevor Booker out, the Nets defense will have its hands full tonight against the lengthy Bucks squad. Kilpatrick is worth owning in standard leagues right now. Saturday, 1:21 pm
  • Tyreke Evans (leg) not expected to play Sun.
    Tyreke Evans (right knee/left calf) is not expected to play Sunday vs. OKC, per coach Alvin Gentry.

    Advice: In addition to working his way back from surgery on his right knee, Evans is now dealing with tightness in his left calf. It is safe to assume Evans will have his minutes limited once he is finally healthy enough to suit up, but we still don't have a solid timeline as to when that will be. Saturday, 11:06 am
  • George Hill (toe) is out Saturday
    George Hill (left big toe) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: Hill is enjoying a phenomenal statistical season but has been bitten by the injury bug of late. He missed eight straight games in November due to a thumb issue and is now dealing with a toe injury. Saturday will be the second game missed due to the toe. Dante Exum started at point guard for Utah in their previous game, but he played less than 19 minutes and scored just five points on 1-of-6 shooting. Shelvin Mack ended up playing 33 minutes, finishing with 11 points, five assists and five rebounds. If you are looking to roll the dice on a DFS dart throw or a streamer, Mack would be the preferred option. Saturday, 10:01 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) will not play Saturday
    Coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that Seth Curry (right knee sprain) will not play Saturday vs. Chicago.

    Advice: This will be the second game Curry has missed since spraining his knee Wednesday night. Starter Deron Williams may play more than 30 minutes on Saturday for the first time since November 4th. Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson could also see an uptick in minutes off the Mavs bench. Saturday, 9:30 am
  • Tony Parker dealing with another leg injury
    Tony Parker is dealing a left quadriceps contusion and Coach Pop indicated Parker would remain day-to-day when the team starts a three-game road trip beginning Monday in Milwaukee.

    Advice: Parker appeared to tweak his leg in Tuesday’s home loss to Orlando. He dressed but did not play Wednesday, when the Spurs won in Dallas. He was also sidelined Friday night. It marked the seventh game Parker missed this season. For the second straight game, rookie Nicolas Laprovittola started at point guard for the Spurs. Parker is suffering through, by far, his least productive season since 2001-02, when he was a 19-year old rookie. Patty Mills is actually the preferred fantasy option at this point. Saturday, 7:33 am
  • Deron Williams (calf) probable for Saturday
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable to play vs. Chicago on Saturday.

    Advice: Williams appears to have finally put his nagging calf issue in the rear-view mirror. D-Will has seen his playing time and production increase in each of the Mavs four previous games, from 15 minutes and four points last Friday to 14 points in 29 minutes on Thursday. When healthy, Willims is a fantasy asset, especially for teams in need of point guard depth. Over the first five games of this season, Williams averaged 15.0 points, 5.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers in 35 minutes per game. Saturday, 6:40 am
  • Seth Curry (knee) questionable for Saturday
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

    Advice: Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee on Wednesday, which caused him to miss Thursday's game. If Curry doesn't play on Saturday, Deron Williams, Devin Harris and Jonathan Gibson would see a slight uptick in minutes. Saturday, 6:33 am
  • James Harden scores 20 in win at Denver
    James Harden scored 20 points during a 128-110 win in Denver on Friday, adding six rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block, five turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Not a bad win for a team that didn't get into the high altitude until 5 a.m. following a win in Oakland. Harden's shot was off a bit and it took him until late in the fourth to make his trey, which made him the first player in Rockets history to make a 3-pointer in each of the first 20 games of a season. The Rockets are completely ridiculous with their 3-pointers lately, attempting 39.4 per game in their last five. Meanwhile, they've only taken 6.0 midrange shots in their last five -- Harrison Barnes has taken 8.2 midrange shots per game in his last five. Harden is an MVP candidate with his league-leading assists and has his team sitting in the No. 4 spot in the Western Conference. Friday, 11:57 pm
  • John Wall scores 15 with 17 assists
    John Wall scored 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 15 assists in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

    Advice: This was his second game in a row with 15 dimes and he added two rebounds, three steals and one triple in 37 minutes. Wall did miss practice on Thursday, but the Wizards are just managing his reps to keep him fresh for the games. The Wizards are only 6-12, so they will need to turn things around in order for Wall's fantasy value to be safe when it matters the most. Friday, 11:12 pm
  • Dwyane Wade scores 24 vs. CLE, out Saturday
    Dwyane Wade (rest) will not play against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He is scheduled to get the game off and did not travel with the team to Dallas. On Friday, Wade was fantastic with 24 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. The Bulls will likely try to limit him when they can, especially in road back-to-backs against weaker opponents. Friday, 10:34 pm
  • Tim Frazier scores eight points in loss
    Tim Frazier scored eight points on 2-of-6 shooting and handed out eight assists with two rebounds, one steal and four turnovers on Friday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Frazier's been trending in the wrong direction lately and he's averaging 8.8 points, 6.2 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 0.6 triples and 3.6 turnovers on 38.5 percent shooting over his last five games. Jrue Holiday's move into the starting lineup is going to limit Frazier's upside, but if there's one positive, it's that Frazier hasn't played less than 31 minutes in eight straight games. Friday, 8:18 pm
  • Jrue Holiday held to nine points vs. LAC
    Jrue Holiday was held to nine points on 4-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one triple and one turnover in 28 minutes vs. the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: The Clippers are second in the NBA in defensive efficiency and this was a tough matchup for Holiday, so he gets a pass here. Holiday was averaging 17.1 points, 6.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 1.9 3-pointers in his previous seven, so we still think he can be an early-round asset the rest of the way if he can stay healthy and if the Pelicans are competitive in the West. Friday, 8:12 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 14 points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals and three treys in 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He only shot 4-of-15 from the field, but did hit all three of his freebies at the line. Clarkson is locked in for minutes in the 30s with Nick Young (calf) and D'Angelo Russell (knee) out, so the big lines will start flowing if he can find his shot -- he's shooting 38.0 percent from the field over his last five games. Friday, 7:45 pm
  • George Hill (left big toe) doubtful Saturday
    George Hill (left big toe) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets.

    Advice: The doubtful tag this early is always a concern, so Hill's owners may have to prepare for another lengthy absence. He's been having a career year, so his owners just need to hold onto him. Dante Exum started on Thursday, but Shelvin Mack outplayed him off the bench and is the better short-term option in deeper leagues. Friday, 6:52 pm
  • Tony Parker (knee) will not play vs. Wizards
    Tony Parker (knee) will not play against the Wizards on Friday.

    Advice: He's actually on the injury report for a knee injury, so this isn't just rest. Patty Mills has played out of his mind as the NBA's leader in true shooting percentage, so he will slightly benefit here. Nicolas Laprovittola should pick up minutes close to 20 tonight as well. Friday, 3:58 pm
  • Dwyane Wade will play Friday, rest Saturday
    Dwyane Wade will play against the Cavs on Friday and will rest against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: Wade is not even going to travel for the road game in Dallas. The Bulls are now starting to take care of Wade's legs more than usual with this being his second straight rest on a back-to-back set. He'll get plenty of minutes tonight at home against his buddy LeBron James. For Saturday, Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Isaiah Canaan would benefit. Friday, 3:25 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play Saturday
    Jeremy Lin (strained left hamstring) has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: This will be the 14th straight game Lin has missed due to his nagging hamstring injury. Isiah Whitehead will likely draw the start on Saturday. Sean Kilpatrick will also continue to see extended minutes. Kilpatrick has been scoring hot of late. Over the Nets last five games, Kilpatrick is averaging 22.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.4 3-pointers, while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from downtown. Friday, 10:48 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Friday
    Jerryd Bayless (left wrist soreness) will not play Friday vs. Orlando and is questionable for Saturday vs. Boston.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist earlier this week and is not yet ready for game action. Sergio Rodriguez will likely start in his place on Friday, with T.J. McConnell as the first point guard off the bench. Rodriguez has averaged 8.2 points, 7.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds in the 17 games he has started this season. Friday, 8:28 am
  • James Harden triple-doubles in 2-OT win
    James Harden scored 29 points in a double-overtime win on Thursday night, adding 15 rebounds, 13 assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Harden recorded his fourth triple-double of the season and continues to have one of the highest usage rates in the league at 34 percent. He accounts for 61.8 percent of the Rockets assists, 33.1 percent of the points, 24 percent of the steals, and 21.8 percent of the rebounds. He stuffs the stat sheet just about every night and remains a top five fantasy player. Thursday, 11:13 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points vs. Magic
    Troy Daniels matched a season-high 19 points in 29 minutes against the Magic on Thursday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: On the heels of a 19-point Wednesday, this is the best two-game run of his career and the first time he's had consecutive games with at least 16 points. Daniels had his best game on defense, closed this one out, and clearly impressed his coach. "Whenever he’s out there, I’m going to use the heck out of him to get shots," coach Fizdale said. Fizdale also asked Daniels what color green light he should have when he gets to let it fly and Daniels said "money green." He may have some short-term value and is worth a look in deep leagues for owners needing treys. Thursday, 9:51 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores 14 points with 4 dimes
    Sean Kilpatrick scored 14 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two 3-pointers and six turnovers against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: The turnovers match a season high for Kilpatrick, but he did make 5-of-10 from the field. Now that he's back to his more natural shooting guard spot, Kilpatrick has been more comfortable in his role. While he may get bumped to the second unit once Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's minutes are back to normal, Kilpatrick should still get minutes close to 30 and remain owned in standard leagues. Thursday, 8:06 pm
  • Deron Williams gets 30 minutes vs. CHA
    Deron Williams scored 14 points with three rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: This is a very encouraging sign to see Williams get this much playing time on the second half of a back-to-back set -- he played 26 minutes on Wednesday. Williams is basically an injury waiting to happen, but he's worth a pickup if you have something to cut and need a point guard. Thursday, 7:13 pm
  • MDA wants James Harden down to 34 mpg?
    Coach Mike D'Antoni said he eventually wants to get James Harden to 34 minutes per game.

    Advice: This isn't the first time MDA has said he wanted to drop Harden's minutes, but he's played 37.6 minutes per game over his last five outings. Harden is still likely going to put up monster numbers and we're not expecting him to drop too far below his season average of 36.9. Thursday, 6:39 pm
  • Report: Toney Douglas frontrunner for Memphis
    Toney Douglas "has emerged as the frontrunner" to join the Grizzlies, according to team beat writer Michael Wallace.

    Advice: The Grizzlies are expected to get an NBA injury exception in the coming days to give them an extra roster spot. Douglas can play both guard spots and may have a chance to get minutes. This would also likely allow them bring Wade Baldwin IV along slowly. Andrew Harrison's value could take a hit, but he looks like the best one to own of the three. Thursday, 6:33 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick starting again vs. Bucks
    Sean Kilpatrick will start against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nets will bring Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) off the bench and ease him back. Kilpatrick had the game of his life on Tuesday and should be busy tonight as well. He should be owned in all leagues. Thursday, 4:18 pm
  • Deron Williams will start against the Hornets
    Deron Williams (calf) will start against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: He played 26 minutes on Wednesday night, so the back-to-back factor is likely in play on his minutes tonight. Coach Rick Carlisle has rested Williams in the second half of a game before, so that's an option. Williams is a risky asset in standard leagues and is a tough target in DFS. Thursday, 3:52 pm
  • Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play
    Seth Curry (mild knee sprain) will not play against the Hornets on Thursday.

    Advice: It's only a minor issue and there is no word of the team giving him further evaluation. Curry has a good chance to play this weekend and is a hold in standard leagues. For tonight, Devin Harris (toe) will pick up some run while rookie Jonathan Gibson should pick up the backup point guard minutes. Thursday, 2:43 pm
  • Tyreke Evans in a Lance Stephenson role?
    Coach Alvin Gentry said he sees Tyreke Evans (calf, knee) in a role similar to the one Lance Stephenson had with the Pelicans.

    Advice: That suggests Gentry wants to use Evans off the bench as a primary ball-handler. On the injury side of things, Evans did tightness in his left calf, which is a different leg from his right knee surgery that has kept him out this season. The Pelicans will certainly be limiting Evans for a very long time, so he may not be worth the trouble in standard leagues. Thursday, 12:44 pm
  • John Wall gets the day off on Thursday
    John Wall was given the day off for practice on Thursday.

    Advice: He's fine after playing 44 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday. The Wizards wanted to keep Wall's minutes down, but that hasn't happened with his 40.2 per game over his last five. He also led the team in usage rate over that span with a 43.1 assist percentage. He'll get plenty of minutes against the Spurs on Friday. Thursday, 12:15 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is now questionable
    Updating a previous item, Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is questionable to face the Magic on Friday.

    Advice: Bayless was previously reported as out, but that was off the game notes. He had PRP treatment on his wrist recently and had been battling soreness basically since his return to action last week. If he is limited or out, Sergio Rodriguez would get a nice bump in playing time with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Fantasy owners may want to take a wait-and-see approach on Bayless unless the wire is dry. Thursday, 11:00 am
  • Tyreke Evans out Friday against the Clippers
    Tyreke Evans (right knee, left calf) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: Head coach Dell Demps said Evans experienced tightness in his calf and won't play on Friday. Demps did add, however, that Evans would be back "sooner than later." Evans should be stashed in deeper leagues, but he's unlikely to warrant a start in standard leagues until he's eased back into action over the next few weeks. Thursday, 10:59 am
  • George Hill out Thursday against Miami
    George Hill (left big toe) is out for Thursday's game against Miami.

    Advice: Hill is dealing with a sprain in his left big toe and will sit against the Heat on Thursday. Hill has put together a fantastic season thus far and it's currently unclear how long he'll be out. For at least Thursday night, Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack will see a boost in minutes and fantasy value, with Exum being the likely starter and priority pickup of the two. Thursday, 10:01 am
  • Deron Williams probable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Deron Williams (left calf strain) is probable for Thursday's game against Charlotte.

    Advice: Williams was able to play 26 minutes on Wednesday and is likely to see similar minutes on Thursday. He doesn't have a ton of upside, but D-Will is worth a look as a bottom-of-roster player in standard leagues. Thursday, 9:06 am
  • Seth Curry questionable for Thurs vs Hornets
    Seth Curry (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: Curry is dealing with a mild sprain of his right knee and looks to be headed for a game-time decision on Thursday. If he sits on Thursday, both Jonathan Gibson and Devin Harris would see an uptick in fantasy value. Thursday, 9:05 am
  • Jerryd Bayless will not play on Fri vs Magic
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will miss Friday's game against the Magic.

    Advice: Bayless had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist and will need some time to recover. We'll consider him day-to-day moving forward, but Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell will continue to see more minutes on Friday. Bayless can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues at this point. Thursday, 8:52 am
  • Russell Westbrook drops another triple-double
    Russell Westbrook turned in his ninth triple-double of the season during a 126-115 overtime win over the Wizards on Wednesday, scoring 35 points with 14 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, five turnovers and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He is tied in triple-doubles with the entire league combined this season. Westbrook is also just the third player to average a triple-double for a calendar month with at least 10 games in that span. He went bonkers in overtime with 14 points thanks to his ridiculous 70.4 usage rate in that time. Not surprisingly, he's leading the NBA in usage rate at 40.3 to go with his triple-double average on the season. He'll look for his fifth straight trip-dub against the Pelicans on Sunday. Wednesday, 9:51 pm
  • Deron Williams (calf) plays 26 minutes Wed
    Deron Williams (calf) finished Wednesday's game with nine points, eight rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Williams' playing time is slowly creeping up, which is one bit of good news in the midst of a depressing season for the Mavs. With a 3-14 record they are dead last in the league, trailing even the 76ers (4-14), Nets (5-12), and Timberwolves (5-13). Williams has late-middle-round upside, but his injury-based risk makes him a borderline option in most leagues. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • John Wall gets 44 minutes vs. Thunder
    John Wall played 44 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday with 15 points, six boards, 15 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Wizards probably should've had this game with a seven-point lead with four minutes left. After the loss, Wall said this was the toughest loss of the season, which may hurt even more for coach Scott Brooks against his former team. Wall getting 44 minutes tonight clearly indicates the Wizards have no intention of limiting him right now. Wednesday, 9:23 pm
  • Dwyane Wade plays well despite oral surgery
    Dwyane Wade (tooth) finished with 17 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes vs. the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wade had a tooth removed on Tuesday and he was a game-time decision tonight, but his playing time and production (7-of-15 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) suggest that he'll be fine. The Bulls have a back-to-back set this weekend, vs. the Cavaliers (Friday) and Mavericks (Saturday), and Wade should be safe to deploy for both games. Wednesday, 8:55 pm
  • Clarkson, Williams lead Lakers' bench effort
    Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams each scored 18 points off the bench vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, with Clarkson going 9-of-18 from the field with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers' bench has averaged 52.4 points per game this season, the most for any team since at least 1985-86. That remarkable fact speaks to how well coach Luke Walton has balanced his young players and veterans, and the Clarkson/Williams duo isn't likely to be separated any time soon. Williams made 4-of-12 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs, with five boards and five assists, and both guys should have expanded roles until Nick Young (calf) returns to action. Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Seth Curry suffers mild knee sprain vs. Spurs
    Seth Curry suffered a mild sprain of his right knee against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Mavs went with Jonathan Gibson over Curry to close this game and this is why. Curry is going to travel with the team for their game against the Hornets on Thursday, so he has a chance to play. There is no word of an MRI at this time or any further evaluation on Curry's minor knee issue. He finished Wednesday's game with 14 points, two rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers. If he's out, Gibson and Devin Harris would benefit. Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Troy Daniels scores 19 points in loss to TOR
    Troy Daniels came off the Grizzlies' bench to score 19 points in a loss on Wednesday, making 6-of-12 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with four 3-pointers, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: Vince Carter was out tonight with a hip injury, joining a pile of injured Grizzlies that includes Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons, James Ennis and Brandan Wright. The result was 21 minutes for Daniels, who made the most of the opportunity. Most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach here, especially while Carter is day-to-day. Wednesday, 8:15 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas' 27 points not enough Wednesday
    Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 27 points in a losing effort on Wednesday, going 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.

    Advice: Thomas made three 3-pointers with four assists and just two turnovers, but he didn't have any rebounds, steals or blocks. He's been a steady third-round fantasy value this year, proving impervious to the addition of Al Horford and the improved play of guys like Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Deron Williams in the starting lineup
    Deron Williams (ankle) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Spurs.

    Advice: He'll likely be limited, but coach Rick Carlisle said he wants to see him add a little more run. Williams is a risky fantasy asset. Wednesday, 5:32 pm
  • Tony Parker to bench, Laprovittola starting
    Tony Parker will not start vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It will be Nicolas Laprovittola getting the nod as the Spurs' starter tonight, with Patty Mills filling his usual role as backup PG. Parker could see a few minutes off the bench but more than likely he'll pick up a DNP-CD, as the Spurs are facing the team with the league's worst record tonight. Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Dwyane Wade says he will play vs. Lakers
    Dwyane Wade (tooth) said he will play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He went through warmups and apparently is good to go. Wade missed shootaround due to a procedure on a fractured root in his tooth and was a game-time cal. He should be good for 30 minutes tonight in a favorable matchup. Wednesday, 3:53 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) gets PRP treatment
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) said he had platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment on his wrist.

    Advice: He'll need some time to recover from the treatment, so it would appear Bayless is going to miss some games -- we'll call him day-to-day for now. While he's out, Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start with T.J. McConnell backing him up. Bayless looked like he was going to get big minutes, but it's tough to stash him with some many wrist problems. Wednesday, 3:45 pm
  • Dwyane Wade will warm up, remains a GTD
    Dwyane Wade (tooth) will warm up for Wednesday's game against the Lakers and remains a game-time decision.

    Advice: He had a fractured root on his tooth and missed shootaround this morning. Coach Fred Hoiberg sounded optimistic Wade would give it a go, but it's still possible he rests or sees a minutes decrease. If he is out, Nikola Mirotic would likely start and could have another big game. Jimmy Butler and Isaiah Canaan would also benefit. Wednesday, 3:20 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick: Sean Marks saved my life
    Sean Kilpatrick expressed great appreciation for Nets' GM Sean Marks for giving him the opportunity to prove his worth on the basketball court.

    Advice: "Every night I really sit here and say to myself, ‘Where would I be without him?’" Kilpatrick said. "It’s like my emotions toward Mr. Marks are kind of crazy because I always say he saved my life, and he did. He really sat here and said, ‘This is a team I want you to be a part of, and just make sure you just play your game and be who you are.’" Kilpatrick is coming off a career-high 38-point, 14-board outing, so he shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires at the moment. Wednesday, 2:34 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell to have doc visit Monday
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will see a doctor on Monday.

    Advice: He's progressing just fine from his PRP treatment and should be back next week at some point. Russell didn't have any structural damage to his knee, but he's been dealing with soreness since before the season. He's a solid buy-low target. Wednesday, 2:32 pm
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) remains out vs. Bucks
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) will not play against the Bucks on Thursday.

    Advice: He doesn't a timetable to return. The Nets are really taking it easy on Lin and will wait until he's 100 percent healthy. Hamstring injuries can linger, so that's likely the reasoning to keep him out. Isaiah Whitehead will get at least one more start while Sean Kilpatrick also benefits. Wednesday, 2:00 pm
  • Wall limited at shootaround, says he'll play
    John Wall (left knee) was a limited participant during shootaround, but said that he's planning on playing Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Wall spent most of shootaround getting treatment on his surgically repaired left knee, but it doesn't sound like he's planning on missing Wednesday's game against his head coach's former team. We'll have official confirmation closer to tip-off, but owners in season-long settings can probably go ahead and just get him active. Wednesday, 10:18 am
  • Dwyane Wade (tooth) a game-time call vs. LAL
    Dwyane Wade (tooth) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Advice: Wade had a tooth extracted on Tuesday, and he was not present during shootaround, so it's looking like he'll be a true game-time call tonight. Wade also missed Chicago's previous matchup with the Lakers, which resulted in Nikola Mirotic moving into the starting lineup and Jimmy Butler popping off for 40 points. In other words, if Wade is out, Jimmy Buckets will make for a fantastic DFS target. Wednesday, 9:41 am
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) out Wednesday vs. SAC
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) will not play Wednesday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Wednesday will mark Bayless' third straight game on the sidelines, and after aggravating his wrist injury just three games into his previous return, the 76ers will likely be extra cautious this second time around. For now, we'll consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Magic. Sergio Rodriguez will continue to start in his absence. Wednesday, 8:46 am
  • George Hill finally cools off vs. Rockets
    George Hill hit just 2-of-6 shots for eight points, four assists, a steal and two 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: Hill was not only having a fantastic season coming in, he'd scored 22, 23 and 24 points in each of his three games since returning from his thumb injury on Nov. 23. Patrick Beverley shut him down tonight, but given how well Hill has played this season, we fully expect him to bounce back on Thursday against the Heat. Tuesday, 9:22 pm
  • James Harden hits 8-of-23 shots in loss
    James Harden hit just 8-of-23 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 35 minutes of Tuesday's 120-101 loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Harden led the team in minutes, but didn't play very well tonight. He hit 11-of-22 shots in his previous game and came into this one hitting 46 percent of his shots on the season. But he's at just 41 percent overs his lsat five games and the seven dimes tied his season low. Obviously, he's fine and will be ready to blow up again in the near future. Possibly against the Warriors on Thursday. Tuesday, 9:03 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick scores career-high 38 in win
    Sean Kilpatrick got off to a slow start but went off in the second half and overtimes to lead the Nets with a career-high 38 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers on 14-of-34 shooting Tuesday's double-OT win over the Clippers.

    Advice: He had career highs in several categories, including points and rebounds, and became the first Net with at least 38 points and 14 boards since Vince Carter did it in 2007. Nets GM Sean Marks is feeling especially good tonight, as Kilpatrick was his first signing for the Nets. After a three-point dud on Nov. 20, Kilpatrick has scored 23, 16, 22 and 38 points over his last four games, knocking down 10 3-pointers over that stretch. He wasn't a hot commodity coming into the season, but Kilpatrick might end up being one of the waiver-wire steals of the season. Tuesday, 8:26 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson leads Lakers in minutes
    Jordan Clarkson hit 4-of-14 shots for nine points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 29 minutes against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Clarkson, along with teammate Brandon Ingram, led the Lakers in minutes with 29 on Tuesday night. He has now played at least 29 minutes in four straight games and has attempted no less than 14 shots in each of those games. The Lakers appear to be more inclined in giving Clarkson the playing time during D’Angelo Russell’s absence. Tuesday, 8:21 pm
  • Lou Williams continues to play well
    Lou Williams hit 5-of-14 shots for 16 points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 22 minutes on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Williams continues to be efficient in the minutes he receives, averaging over a fantasy point per minute. He is averaging a career-high 16.6 points per game and is currently matching his career-high in steals, despite playing the fewest minutes per game since the 2010-11 season. He should be owned in all formats and continues to be a solid contributor in several categories for fantasy owners. Tuesday, 7:52 pm
  • Tim Frazier quiet in another start
    Tim Frazier started and played 32 minutes, but hit just 3-of-7 shots for six points and five assists in Tuesday's easy win over the Lakers.

    Advice: The minutes were there and Frazier's played well, despite the return of Jrue Holiday. As long as he sticks in the starting lineup, he's worth hanging onto, but the eventual return of Tyreke Evans could be enough to bury him. Frazier had just eight points and three dimes in his previous game, and while the minutes are there, the emergence of Holiday is taking a toll on him.. Tuesday, 7:39 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 22 in start vs. Lakers
    Jrue Holiday finally moved into the starting lineup on Tuesday and had 22 points, two rebounds, five assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes of a 105-88 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Holiday is rolling and the move back to the starting unit couldn't have come soon enough. He's averaging 15.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers on 47 percent shooting over his last five games. He was clearly worth the wait. Tuesday, 7:37 pm
  • Jrue Holiday is starting, Moore to bench
    Jrue Holiday will start against the Lakers on Tuesday, sending E'Twaun Moore to the bench.

    Advice: Alvin Gentry hinted earlier that Holiday would start and it sounds like it could be a permanent switch. Holiday is averaging 27.0 minutes per game this season, but he should be able to eclipse the 30-minute mark tonight. He will start alongside Tim Frazier in the backcourt. Tuesday, 4:22 pm
  • Gentry hints Jrue Holiday could start Tuesday
    Alvin Gentry said, "there's a possibility" that Jrue Holiday will start Tuesday vs. the Lakers.

    Advice: Holiday has been solid off the bench this season, and his fantasy stock will only improve once he's running with the starters. Gentry also said that a starting backcourt of Holiday and Tim Frazier is a "pretty good" combination, so it sounds like E'Twaun Moore is the guy that will go to the bench if Holiday starts. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 3:25 pm
  • Jerryd Bayless (wrist) not on injury report
    Jerryd Bayless (wrist) is not listed on the injury report for Monday's game against Sacramento.

    Advice: This could just be a clerical error, so we're still going to consider him questionable for Wednesday's game until we have something more definitive. Given that Bayless aggravated his injury after just three games, he'll likely be eased back into things this second time around, meaning he won't be in the standard league equation for a while. His eventual return will hurt Sergio Rodriguez the most. Tuesday, 1:16 pm
  • Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) 'feeling good'
    Reggie Jackson (knee, thumb) feels his rehab has gone "tremendously well," and he's "feeling good."

    Advice: "I’ve seen him for a couple of weeks. He looks fine playing," Stan Van Gundy said after Monday’s practice. "Stamina is going to be an issue. I don’t think he could play 33 minutes a game right now. But whenever they tell me he’s ready to go and he tells me he’s ready to go in his mind, then he’ll go." Jackson was a full participant during Monday's practice, but acknowledged that he'd like to get in another full practice before returning to the court. Ish Smith's fantasy clock is ticking. Tuesday, 12:03 pm
  • George Hill scores 24 w/ eight rebounds
    George Hill scored 24 points with eight rebounds, four assists and two turnovers in 34 minutes in a 112-103 win over the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: Hill has arguably been the MVP of the Jazz this season and his team is 3-0 since he returned from his thumb injury. The Jazz were outscoring opponents by 23 points per 100 possessions with Hill and Gordon Hayward in the lineup prior to Monday, and Hill has scored 22 or more points in seven out of his 10 appearances this season. Monday, 8:59 pm
  • John Wall posts ugly triple-double in win
    John Wall had 19 points, 11 assists and 11 turnovers for the kind of triple-double NBA players don't love posting on Monday night.

    Advice: He hit 6-of-16 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws, and added eight rebounds, three steals and a block, so his line was still nice despite the 11 turns. Maybe he was just getting jealous of Russell Westbrook's 5.4 TOs per game, and Wall came in at 4.2 per game. He's having a nice season and his knee seems to be holding up well, so things are still looking up for Wall. Monday, 8:53 pm
  • Isaiah Thomas hit 7-of-23 shots in win
    Isaiah Thomas hit just 7-of-23 shots and 2-of-10 3-pointers, but also made all nine of his free throws en route to 25 points, four rebounds, eight assists, a steal and just one turnover in 35 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: Not the most efficient night for IT2, but the free throws and lack of TOs were nice. He's having a big season, but his 37 percent shooting from the floor over his last five games is a bit of a buzzkill. Hopefully his shots start falling again sooner than later. Monday, 7:25 pm
  • Russell Westbrook triple-doubles again
    Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, and dished out 14 assists in 36 minutes.

    Advice: Westbrook went 9-of-23 from the field and 2-of-3 beyond the arc in Monday night’s win against the Knicks, the third straight for the Thunder. He recorded his eighth triple-double of the season just 20 minutes into the game and is now on pace for roughly 32 triple-doubles. He is the only other player aside from Oscar Roberson to average a triple-double this late into the season. The Thunder’s offense continues to funnel through Westbrook as he leads the team with a 40.2 percent usage rate and accounts for 54.5 percent of the teams assists. He should continue to post huge numbers on this offense. Monday, 7:17 pm
  • Gentry hopeful to get update on Evans on Weds
    Alvin Gentry said he hopes to get more concrete information on Tyreke Evans’ (knee surgery) potential return on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jennifer Hale reported on Nov. 19 that Evans was "pain free" in his surgically repaired right knee, and that he could return in two weeks, and we're currently at the beginning of Week-2. That being said, Evans was rushed back into action too soon last season, and only lasted 25 games, so expect New Orleans to take an overly cautious approach this time around. Evans should be stashed in leagues with an IR-spot, but he might not be worth owning in standard leagues until January. Nov 28, 11:55 am
  • Reggie Jackson goes through full practice
    Reggie Jackson (thumb, knee) made it through a full practice on Monday.

    Advice: The Pistons begin a three-game road trip on Tuesday against the Hornets, and while coach Stan Van Gundy is not expecting him to play on the trip, he won't rule him out either. He shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires at this point, while Ish Smith's owners may have to start evaluating other options depending on how R-Jax looks upon his return. Nov 28, 10:44 am
  • Jeremy Lin (hamstring) still has no timetable
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) still has no timetable to return.

    Advice: Coach Kenny Atkinson said Lin is "making strides" and that the PG is hoping to return to practice soon. It's probably safe to rule him out for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers because the Nets aren't going to let him play until he goes through a full practice. Isaiah Whitehead and Sean Kilpatrick will continue to benefit while Lin is out, with Kilpatrick being the better fantasy option. Nov 28, 10:21 am
  • D'Angelo Russell says knee is doing 'better'
    D'Angelo Russell said over the weekend that his knee was feeling better.

    Advice: He was able to get up some set shots on Saturday, but he's still expected to be sidelined for about two more weeks. "Definitely don’t want to force anything back," Russell said. "I feel like I got to be 100 percent perfect before I step back on the floor." Russell will be re-evaluated later this week, at which point the Lakers will provide an update on his timetable. He needs to be stashed everywhere, while Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams will continue to benefit in his absence. Nov 28, 9:17 am
  • John Wall said his knees feel 'fine'
    John Wall said his surgically-repaired knees feel fine despite his increased workload.

    Advice: "I feel fine," Wall said "Just doing everything I'm supposed to do, treatment, cold tub, all that. I feel fine. Just would've been better if we got both wins." He played in both games of the back-to-back set and has played 37 or more minutes in four straight games, so the Wizards are playing with fire. Wall will try to keep up his momentum against the Kings on Monday. Nov 28, 6:40 am
  • Lou Williams scores team-high 21 points
    Lou Williams made 5-of-13 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs to finish a win vs. the Hawks with a team-high 21 points, four rebounds and three assists.

    Advice: Williams has scored 20+ points off the bench in six games this year, exceeding his total from the entire 2015-16 season. He's off to a torrid start and it's hard to avoid a sell-high recommendation since the Lakers are likely to emphasize youth development as the season progresses. Nov 27, 9:53 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 18 points on 17 shots
    Jordan Clarkson shifted to the bench on Sunday, where he turned in 18 points on 17 shot attempts, with five assists, four rebounds, two steals, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers.

    Advice: Clarkson's line would have been even nicer if he shot at his usual 46.3 percent from the field, but few owners will complain with this across-the-board production. He's a steady value whether he's starting or, more likely, coming off the bench. Nov 27, 9:46 pm
  • Rockets win behind James Harden's 38 points
    James Harden lit up the Blazers' defense on Sunday, scoring 38 points on 11-of-22 FGs and 11-of-13 FTs, including a 5-of-12 mark from downtown.

    Advice: Harden also dished out 10 assists with two rebounds, two assists and one block. His five turnovers actually lowered his average as the league-leader in that category (5.6 per game). The mountain of miscues take a toll in 9-cat leagues (and most points leagues), but for 8-cat purposes Harden is vying with Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant as the top overall value. Nov 27, 9:06 pm
  • Jrue Holiday gets 17/6/4 with three triples
    Jrue Holiday was the only Pelicans player to join Anthony Davis in double-figures on Sunday, scoring 17 points with six assists, four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The Mavericks have allowed opponents to shoot 40.9 percent from downtown, the highest mark in the league by a wide margin. Holiday hit 3-of-4 from deep but his teammates were a combined 2-of-16, contributing to New Orleans' loss to the woeful Mavs. It's unclear when Holiday might shift into the starting lineup, but he's a must-start player even if he's coming off the bench. Nov 27, 7:29 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson back to bench w/ Young active
    Jordan Clarkson will return to the bench on Sunday with Nick Young (toe) back in action.

    Advice: Clarkson's upside takes a hit with the news, but he's still an every-night fantasy option in standard leagues. Nov 27, 6:28 pm
  • Sean Kilpatrick stays hot w/ team-high 22 pts
    The Nets lost their seventh straight game on Sunday despite Sean Kilpatrick's team-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, with three 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Advice: The Nets play with the league's fastest pace (104.2 possessions per game), yet they rank 23rd in offensive efficiency. They're also 27th in defensive efficiency and simply don't have enough talent, especially with Jeremy Lin (hamstring) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) out of commission. Kilpatrick has done his best to pick up the slack lately, and he's worth owning in all leagues until he cools off. Nov 27, 6:20 pm
  • Troy Daniels was a DNP-CD
    Troy Daniels was a DNP-CD against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He is likely going to remain out of the rotation unless the Grizzlies need threes in bunches. Daniels can be dropped almost everywhere. Nov 26, 9:29 pm
  • Child's Play: Russ Westbrook posts trip-dub
    Russell Westbrook posted another triple-double during a 106-88 win over the Pistons on Saturday, scoring 17 points with 13 rebounds, 15 assists, one steal, one block and five turnovers.

    Advice: This is just too easy for him. He tied LeBron James with his 44th triple-double of his career and did it with 395 fewer games. Westbrook also passed Fat Lever for sixth all-time and trails Larry Bird by 15. Coming off an 18-dime game, Westbrook has back-to-back 15-plus assists games for the first time in his career. He also just missed averaging 10.0 boards per game by just one board tonight, so he's averaging 31.2 points, 11.2 dimes and 9.94 boards on the season. If he gets 11 rebounds on Monday against the Knicks, he'll be averaging a triple-double for the season. Nov 26, 8:43 pm
  • Tony Parker scores season-high 20 points
    Tony Parker scored a season-high 20 points against the Wizards on Saturday with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

    Advice: He doubled his previous season average of 9.5 points per game in what was easily his best offensive game. Parker is going to be limited for most of the season, so fantasy owners may not want to deal with the headache. Nov 26, 6:50 pm
  • John Wall plays 37 minutes vs. Spurs
    John Wall played 37 minutes against the Spurs during a 112-100 loss on Saturday, scoring 21 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Before the game, coach Scott Brooks said he was not expecting big minutes for his studs, but he obviously doesn't trust his bench enough to limit Wall following 39 minutes on Friday. The Wizards only have one back-to-back with a set on Dec. 5-6 as their only one for almost the next four weeks, so Wall shouldn't have to worry about limits too much. Nov 26, 6:47 pm
  • Troy Daniels available to play vs. Heat
    Troy Daniels (groin) is available to play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: We'll see what available to play means here, but Daniels isn't a lock to start. He had a bad game on Friday while Troy Williams had some productive minutes. We'll be looking for Memphis' starting lineup and post it ASAP. Nov 26, 4:11 pm
  • Jeremy Lin still out for Sunday night
    Jeremy Lin (hamstring) remains out for Sunday against the Kings.

    Advice: The Nets continue to rule him out before game action. The Nets have been saying Lin has been "progressing" since last week, but obviously that doesn't mean much. Isaiah Whitehead looks like he'll have at least a couple more starts, but isn't worth owning in most leagues. Lin should be stashed in almost all leagues. Nov 26, 1:44 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will travel, still out
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will rehab while with the team on the road trip next week.

    Advice: Additionally, Russell revealed his knee has been bothering him all season and he had an MRI before the year. He is still going to miss the next two weeks due to PRP treatment. There haven't been reports of anything structurally wrong on Russell, so he has a good chance to make it back early next month. While he's out, Jose Calderon has started while Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams have also stepped up. Nov 26, 1:15 pm
  • Troy Daniels questionable for Saturday
    Troy Daniels (left groin) is questionable to play against the Heat on Saturday.

    Advice: He started for the second time in a row on Friday, but it did not go well in his 19 minutes. If Daniels doesn't play, Troy Williams would be a good bet to start while Andrew Harrison could wind up getting 40 minutes tonight. Daniels has no fantasy value right now. Nov 26, 11:04 am
  • James Harden posts triple-double in win
    James Harden posted his fourth triple-double of the season during a 117-104 win against the Kings on Friday, scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Rockets were spacing out the Kings out with their NBA record 50 attempts from deep. Harden is currently on pace to set the NBA record for most assists on 3-pointers in a season while he's also setting up his teammates for plenty of points in the paint. Harden also turned in his 13th triple-double as a Rocket, which puts him just one behind Hakeem Olajuwon for the Rockets franchise record. He'll get another awesome matchup against the Blazers on Sunday. Nov 26, 12:05 am
  • Jordan Clarkson drops 20 w/ 4 treys, 5 steals
    Jordan Clarkson started in place of Nick Young (toe) and went off for 20 points, two rebounds, five steals and four treys in 38 minutes in a 190-85 loss to the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: His season-high for minutes was 31 prior to Friday, but the Lakers needed him to step up with both Nick Young (toe) and D'Angelo Russell (knee) out. Clarkson shot 6-of-15 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, and he's looking at another heavy workload on Sunday vs. the Hawks -- Young's status is still up in the air and Russell is out for a couple weeks. He will be a popular target in DFS. Nov 25, 11:33 pm
  • Jrue Holiday scores 16 points in loss to POR
    Jrue Holiday scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting with five assists, four rebounds, one block, two triples and five turnovers vs. the Blazers on Friday.

    Advice: Holiday played 29 minutes in the loss and the Pelicans will likely start to increase his workload moving forward. He's averaging 16.2 points, 6.6 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 1.0 steals, 1.2 treys and 2.8 turnovers on 47.8 percent shooting since he returned five games ago, and he's only going to get better. He could be an early-round value the rest of the way. Nov 25, 10:54 pm
  • Troy Daniels gets another start
    Troy Daniels scored three points with three rebounds and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: Troy Williams played pretty well in the second unit, so Daniels may be bumped from the starting lineup. Although, they both might start on Saturday for the aging Tony Allen. Daniels isn't worth owning. Nov 25, 9:59 pm
  • Russell Westbrook gets 36 pts, 18 ast, 12 reb
    Russell Westbrook piled up a season-high 18 assists during an overtime win in Denver on Friday, adding 36 points (9-of-25 FGs, 15-of-17 FTs), 12 rebounds, three 3-pointers, one block and seven turnovers.

    Advice: Westbrook is the only player since at least 1983-84 to post a minimum of 36/18/12 in a game. He's scored 30+ points in eight straight games, a streak that was in danger of being snapped until he caught fire in the fourth quarter, and his fantasy owners are reveling in ridiculous production on a nightly basis. There's no reason to think he'll slow down. Nov 25, 9:04 pm
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