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  • Montrezl Harrell scores 23 points in loss
    Montrezl Harrell scored 23 points with six rebounds and one steal vs. the Wolves on Monday.

    Advice: He was 8-of-13 from the field and logged 31 minutes despite picking up five fouls. He helped the Clippers limit Karl-Anthony Towns to 1-of-7 shooting, and he's been way more effective than Willie Reed in the absence of DeAndre Jordan (ankle). Coach Doc Rivers said before the game that he thought Jordan would be back by now and added that he's close, so Harrell's window for fantasy value is closing. Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Blake Griffin posts massive triple-double
    Blake Griffin triple-doubled in Monday's 126-118 loss to the Wolves, posting 32 points with 12 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal and two triples in 37 minutes.

    Advice: That's his second triple-double of the season and the seventh of his career. Griffin hit 13-of-22 shots and 4-of-7 free throws, but turned the ball over four times including one really bad one with the Clippers down three points in the final 20 seconds. He's been a monster lately with 23.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.4 triples over his last five games, and his outlook will be fine as long as the Clippers continue to fight for the No. 8 seed out West. Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Bjelica scores 18 points w/ nine boards
    Nemanja Bjelica matched his season-high with 18 points vs. the Clippers on Monday, hitting 6-of-13 shots and 3-of-4 free throws.

    Advice: He made his second straight start for the injured Jimmy Butler (knee), but unlike last game, he closed over Marcus George-Hunt. Bjelica grabbed nine rebounds with four assists, one steal and three triples in 34 minutes, and he's now averaging 13.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.0 triples in his last two games. If Butler continues to miss time, Bjelica will be a solid streaming option on Wednesday vs. the Blazers and Thursday vs. the Warriors. Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Andrew Wiggins goes off for 40 points
    Andrew Wiggins posted a season-high in points for the second time in a row in Monday's 126-118 win over the Clippers, dropping 40 points in 41 minutes.

    Advice: Wiggins hit 16-of-28 shots and 5-of-8 free throws, adding six rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples. He had 29 points, five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes in his last game, and he's been the putting the Wolves on his back with Jimmy Butler missing the last two games with right knee soreness. This was the sixth game of his career with 40+ points and he'll be a monster play once again if Butler can't go vs. the Blazers on Wednesday or the Warriors on Thursday. Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Trey Lyles scores nine points in bench role
    Trey Lyles returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Blazers, scoring nine points on 3-of-7 shots.

    Advice: Mason Plumlee started and fared well, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes. Lyles did log 24 minutes with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one triple, but coach Mike Malone's changing rotations has made life difficult for Lyles' fantasy owners. He's a hold in most leagues, at least until Paul Millsap (wrist) is back. Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Will Barton goes 0-of-7 from the field
    Will Barton missed all seven of his shots from the field against the Blazers on Monday, but hit 7-of-8 from the line for seven points.

    Advice: Barton got the start at small forward over Wilson Chandler, and while it may have been a matchup move, it's possible coach Malone gave him the start since he was playing against his former team (he did the same thing with Mason Plumlee). Despite the rough shooting line, Malone let Barton close this game and he was able to grab eight rebounds with two assists and a steal in 34 minutes. His splits as a starter are significantly higher, so his fantasy owners will be hoping that he makes another start vs. the Knicks on Thursday. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Mason Plumlee scores 11 points in win
    Mason Plumlee started and scored 11 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in 29 minutes vs. the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone has been changing his starting lineup a lot lately depending on the matchups, but Plumlee got the nod over Trey Lyles against his former team. You could argue that this was just his second strong game in the last two weeks, so he's hard to rely on in a standard league, starting or not. The Nuggets play the Knicks on Thursday and they use a traditional two-big lineup, so maybe Plumlee gets another start. Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Kelly Oubre quiet in 32 minutes of loss
    Kelly Oubre played 32 minutes on Monday but hit just 2-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, five rebounds, one assist and two steals.

    Advice: Otto Porter went down with a hip injury tonight and didn't return. Meanwhile, Oubre had scored at least 10 points in his previous seven games and should get a boost if Porter's going to miss time. Even with a few duds thrown in, Porter came into this one averaging 14 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 3-pointers on 55 percent shooting in January. He could be a sneaky pickup if Porter's going to miss time with his injury, assuming he's not already owned in your league. Yesterday, 8:54 pm
  • Darius Miller plays 41 minutes in OT win
    Darius Miller came off the bench and hit 3-of-10 shots (all 3-pointers) for 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in 41 minutes of Monday's overtime win against the Bulls.

    Advice: This was his first 40-minute game of the season, while starter Rajon Rondo played just 15 minutes tonight. Miller has actually been playing well lately, averaging 13 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.7 3-pointers over his last three, playing 34 minutes in them. If you're in a deep league and need 3-pointers, he's worth a look. Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 34 in 43 minutes
    Anthony Davis hit 14-of-23 shots and 6-of-8 free throws on his way to 34 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block before fouling out in 43 minutes of Monday's 132-128 overtime win against the Bulls.

    Advice: Davis' minutes have been out of control, as he's played at least 38 of them in six straight games, so maybe the foul out was a unintentional gift. He looked great again tonight and the heavy minutes have yet to take a toll on the big man, but we're hoping the Pelicans can start keeping him at least under 40 per game soon. He's too injury prone to play such heavy minutes for much longer, at least as far as his fantasy owners should be concerned. Yesterday, 8:39 pm
  • Jarell Martin scores 12 points vs. 76ers
    Jarell Martin (hand) made another start vs. the 76ers on Monday, scoring 12 points with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one triple in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was listed on the injury report with a left hand injury, but the Grizzlies didn't update his status prior to tip-off -- that may be an indication that his status wasn't in danger. He played with a ton of energy tonight and has been a nice source of low-end value for the past week, averaging 11.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, 0.6 steals and 1.0 triples in 28.0 minutes over his last five games. As long as JaMychal Green (ankle) continues to sit, Martin will be relevant. Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • Gerald Green gets DNP-CD
    Gerald Green was eligible to play on Monday after serving his two-game suspension, but never got off the bench.

    Advice: Green kind of killed it when James Harden was hurt, but with Trevor Ariza, Harden and Eric Gordon all in action, he may have trouble finding minutes going forward. If you want to drop him for a hot free agent (Kelly Oubre?), feel free to do so. Oubre's not doing much tonight for the Wizards, but has been hot and Otto Porter left with an injury on Monday. Yesterday, 7:34 pm
  • Clint Capela quiet in win over Heat
    Clint Capela had 14 points, eight rebounds and zero blocks in Monday's win over the Heat.

    Advice: He was 2-of-5 from the free throw line, but also hit 6-of-10 shots against Hassan Whiteside, who had a big night against Capela. Look for Capela to put up some big numbers against the Mavs on Wednesday, as Dallas hasn't been able to stop opposing centers all season long. Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Josh Richardson quiet in loss to Rockets
    Josh Richardson hit 5-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Monday's loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: He filled the stat sheet, although it was with small numbers. And with both Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson out with injuries, we were expecting more. James Johnson and Justise Winslow led the Heat with four dimes a piece, which isn't going to get it done. Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Otto Porter (hip strain) will not return
    Otto Porter has been diagnosed with a right hip strain and will not return to Monday's game vs. Dallas.

    Advice: This is the same hip that's been bothering him for a long time, so this is a concern. His night finished with four points (2-of-8 FGs), six rebounds, one block and two steals. The Wizards do have a couple days off before taking on the Thunder on Thursday, but we'll consider him questionable for that contest. If does miss time, Kelly Oubre is the obvious pickup. Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Jeremy Lamb scores 18 points
    Jeremy Lamb scored 18 points with five rebounds, two assists, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Kings on Monday.

    Advice: He's cooled off a tad, averaging 12.3 points, 4.6 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.3 treys and 0.4 blocks in his previous games this month, but his value gets a boost with the Kemba Walker trade rumors. Lamb should probably be owned everywhere with his mid-round upside in case Kemba or others are dealt. Yesterday, 7:05 pm
  • Tony Snell (head) returns to game
    Tony Snell (head) has returned to Monday's game vs. the Suns.

    Advice: The Bucks likely evaluated him for a possible concussion during halftime after he took an elbow to the head in the second quarter, but he's been cleared and should be good to go the rest of the evening. Yesterday, 6:44 pm
  • Temple gets a night off
    Garrett Temple did not play on Monday against the Hornets.

    Advice: This is DNP two since coach Dave Joerger said he'll be sitting players. Temple really can't be owned in fantasy at almost any depth. Yesterday, 6:28 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein struggles vs. Hornets
    Willie Cauley-Stein made 5-of-20 from the field for 11 points with 10 rebounds, one assist two steals and one foul in 36 minutes agains the Hornets on Monday.

    Advice: It was not his best night, obviously. Cauley-Stein had a handful of horrific jumpers and he made some mistakes on defense. Bad shooting aside, the Kings clearly trust him to play big minutes with some of their players resting. He's trending up and his owners should expect a strong finish. Yesterday, 6:24 pm
  • Tony Snell (head) goes to locker room
    Tony Snell took an elbow to the head on Monday vs. the Suns and went back to the locker room.

    Advice: The Bucks will likely be evaluating him for a possible concussion at halftime. If he can't return, the Bucks will use a committee approach to soak up his minutes with guys like Sterling Brown benefitting. Yesterday, 6:07 pm
  • Will Barton starts; Wilson Chandler to bench
    Will Barton will start at small forward and Wilson Chandler will move to the bench against the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: Revenge game? Barton goes against his former team and Chandler has been whisper quiet, but moving Barton into the first unit makes a lot of sense here. This could stick with coach Mike Malone really unsatisfied with his first unit, so maybe Barton trends up a bit. Chandler loses value here in his first game off the bench. Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Mason Plumlee starting, Lyles to bench
    Mason Plumlee will replace Trey Lyles in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: The Plumlee and Nikola Jokic combination hasn't really worked this season, so it's puzzling that coach Mike Malone keeps going back to it, especially with the Blazers starting Al-Farouq Aminu at the four. Regardless of where he begins the game, Plumlee is a low-end fantasy option while Jokic is active. Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Jarell Martin and Dillon Brooks starting
    Jarell Martin (hand) and Dillon Brooks (illness) are starting against the 76ers on Monday.

    Advice: JaMychal Green (ankle) is out, so Martin is looking at another solid workload for the Grizzlies. In his previous outing, Martin logged 35 minutes vs. the Pelicans with 11 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and three triples. Andrew Harrison, Tyreke Evans and Marc Gasol are also starting. Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Michael Kid-Gilchrist out, Graham to start
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right axillary abscess) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Kings and Treveon Graham will start in his place.

    Advice: MKG was originally being listed as probable with a foot sprain, but the axillary (armpit) issue is new, and it's currently unclear if he'll be able to get back out there for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. While Graham figures to see some extended run as a starter, Jeremy Lamb still makes for the better target as he could be looking at minutes in the 30s tonight. Head coach Steve Clifford also hinted that Malik Monk could see some more floor time tonight, but it's tough to see him earning playing time in the 20s with the rest of the wings in Charlotte healthy. Yesterday, 2:27 pm
  • Suns to make a lineup change vs. Bucks
    Suns coach Jay Triano said he will make a lineup change vs. the Bucks on Monday.

    Advice: Triano isn't going to reveal his starters until closer to tip-off and didn't hint at anything either. Devin Booker and T.J. Warren are the only starters that should be locked in, so Tyler Ulis, Dragan Bender and Tyson Chandler could be looking at new roles tonight. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 10:37 am
  • Kevin Love (illness) says he'll play Tuesday
    Kevin Love (illness) said he feels better and that he will play on Tuesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: He said he felt dizzy when he was pulled early from Saturday's game and the Cavaliers gave him the day off practice on Sunday, but he was back with the team on Monday morning. He should be ready to roll and could see his normal allotment of minutes vs. the Spurs. Coach Tyronn Lue did talk about finding more touches for Love, so we'll see if it actually happens. Yesterday, 9:33 am
  • Arron Afflalo's suspension is over
    Arron Afflalo has served his 2-game suspension and will be available on Tuesday vs. the Kings.

    Advice: The Magic are 14th place in the East, so Afflalo's rest-of-season outlook is pretty bleak. He belongs on the waiver wire pretty much everywhere because the Magic will focus on their young talent going forward. Yesterday, 8:45 am
  • Gerald Green's suspension is over
    Gerald Green has served his 2-game suspension and will be available for Monday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Now that James Harden is healthy, Green is going to have a limited role off the Houston bench. His window for reliable fantasy value has likely closed, but he could still be a 3-point specialist for deep-league owners. Yesterday, 8:40 am
  • Rodney Hood (leg) will not play Monday
    Rodney Hood (leg) will not play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    Advice: This is his second game in a row on the shelf and it's not a great sign that he's getting ruled out this early. For now, consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pistons. Joe Ingles is coming off a 21-point game vs. the Clippers, and guys like Joe Johnson and Alec Burks will get a small bump in value off the bench with Hood out. Yesterday, 8:15 am
  • Dion Waiters to undergo ankle surgery Monday
    Dion Waiters will undergo ankle surgery on Monday.

    Advice: The Heat did not provide a timetable for his return, and while he's expected to make a full recovery, his season is over. Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson (ankle) will all see a nice bump in value the rest of the way. Yesterday, 6:37 am
  • Jarell Martin (hand) questionable for Monday
    Jarell Martin (left hand) is questionable to play Monday vs. Philadelphia.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a hand issue for Martin, but with Dillon Brooks (illness) also questionable for Monday's game and JaMychal Green (ankle), Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis (calf) already ruled out, guys like Ivan Rabb and Vince Hunter could be forced into big minutes tomorrow. Check back for another update on Martin following Monday morning's shootaround. Sunday, 3:16 pm
  • Rodney Hood (leg) questionable Monday
    Rodney Hood (leg) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Hawks.

    Advice: Hood sat out Saturday's win over the Clippers, and it looks like Monday could be his second straight game on the sidelines. If he's out, Alec Burks and Joe Johnson will split most of his minutes, but neither of those guys are great targets with Utah's starting lineup intact. Sunday, 1:28 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is probable Monday
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left foot strain) is listed as probable for Monday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: January has been MKG's best month yet with averages of 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 26.0 minutes, and he has played 28+ minutes in three out of his last four games. We'll confirm his status hopefully after the morning shootaround, but he's a low-end player to own in standard leagues. Don't be surprised if the Hornets shop his contract at the deadline. Sunday, 10:30 am
  • Kevin Love (illness) sits out practice
    Kevin Love (illness) did not practice on Sunday.

    Advice: He's still not feeling well and was held to three minutes on Saturday without any stats. He does have another 48+ hours to recover, so hopefully he'll be ready to roll vs. the Spurs. Coach Tyronn Lue did say he wants to get Love more touches, but his value has been trending in the wrong direction since Isaiah Thomas got back. Sunday, 9:30 am
  • Lue says he needs to get Love more touches
    Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he needs to get Kevin Love more touches.

    Advice: "Whoever has it going or whoever is open should get the basketball, so it’s really not an option thing," Lue said. "Kevin’s been great all year and we got to continue to get him touches and continue to feature him, no matter who’s on the floor." His usage rate drops from 26.6 to 20.2 with Isaiah Thomas on the floor, so his value is trending in the wrong direction. Lue has talked about getting Love more touches many times this season, so take his comments with a grain of salt until it actually happens. Sunday, 8:03 am
  • Andrew Wiggins scores season-high 29 points
    Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 29 points during a 115-109 win over the Raptors on Saturday, adding five rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He shot the ball well with his 11-of-21 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line. Wiggins also pulled down two huge rebounds late in the game to help the Wolves snap their two-game losing streak. It's not really a surprise that Wiggins blew up because Jimmy Butler (knee) didn't play. It doesn't sound like Jimmy will be out long, so this strong game doesn't really change Wiggins' outlook. Saturday, 10:00 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica scores eight points in start
    Nemanja Bjelica scored eight points with six rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: It wasn't a huge game, but this works. Although, the last time Bjelica started at small forward he put up 24 points, eight boards, three dimes, three steals and five 3-pointers in 41 minutes. We don't know the extent of Jimmy Butler's injury yet, but it doesn't sound serious and his right knee hasn't given him problems in years. Bjelica is more of a deep add for now. Saturday, 9:51 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell scores seven points in loss
    Montrezl Harrell posted seven points with three rebounds and two steals over 18 minutes in Saturday's loss against the Jazz.

    Advice: Harrell, not Willie Reed, is the fantasy option you want as long as DeAndre Jordan (ankle) remains sidelined. He has played well in recent games, although this wasn't the best of his performances. Harrell could continue to have some fantasy staying power if Jordan is shipped out of town. He is worth scooping up if he is available in deeper fantasy leagues. Saturday, 9:02 pm
  • Clint Capela scores 18 points in win
    Clint Capela scored 18 points with five rebounds, four steals and one block in 30 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The Rockets can't be stopped when Chris Paul, James Harden and Capela are active with their 17-0 record in those games. Capela continues to smash in his breakout season. Saturday, 8:51 pm
  • Blake Griffin scores 25 points in road loss
    Blake Griffin went for 25 points across 38 minutes in Saturday's 125-113 loss at Utah.

    Advice: Griffin hit 8-of-15 from the field, including 3-of-7 from behind the arc, while going 6-of-8 from the free-throw line. He also added eight rebounds, three assists and a steal. The Clippers have a four-game schedule in the upcoming week, so Griffin is in line for a big fantasy points. He is averaging 24.8 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steals over his past three outings. Saturday, 8:38 pm
  • Josh Richardson scores 17 points in full line
    Josh Richardson scored 17 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes during a 106-105 win over the Hornets on Saturday.

    Advice: With Tyler Johnson (ankle) and Goran Dragic (knee) out, Richardson was the primary ball-handler throughout this game. He was even running the offense more before the injuries to those two guys, so coach Erik Spoelstra clearly trusts him. Richardson is shaping up to be a mega steal in drafts. Saturday, 7:58 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores 21 with 12 boards
    Anthony Davis scored 21 points with 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: He's finally come down from cloud nine after that ridiculous run of 36, 48 and 45 points before his eight-point dud on Wednesday. Davis is still arguably the best player to own per game and it all comes down to his health. It also does help that his schedule is very nice late in the season. Saturday, 7:18 pm
  • Tony Snell drops in trio of 3-pointers
    Tony Snell finished with 15 points, four rebounds, two steals and an assist over 38 minutes in Saturday's 116-94 loss at Philadelphia.

    Advice: Snell did his part, hitting 6-of-12 from the field and 3-of-7 from behind the 3-point line, taking advantage of the absence of Malcolm Brogdon (personal) away from the team and Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) on the shelf. Snell is starting to heat up, and he'll continue to challenge for his spot in the starting five, currently held by Brogdon. He is worth stashing away if available off the waiver wire. Saturday, 7:15 pm
  • Jarell Martin scores 11 in 35 minutes
    Jarell Martin scored 11 points with four rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

    Advice: JaMychal Green (ankle) suffered an injury and did not return, but this one didn't look as bad as Green's knee injury from earlier this year. Martin was kind of heating up at the end of Green's time off for said knee injury, so he's a decent speculative add in deeper leagues. Saturday, 6:37 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica starting for Jimmy Butler
    Nemanja Bjelica is starting for Jimmy Butler against the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: It's been a while since we've seen Bjelica play small forward and he's had some big games in that role. The Wolves have a massive hole to fill on Jimmy, so Bjelica may be a speculative add in deeper leagues. Expect more Tyus Jones and Shabazz Muhammad to help out, too. Saturday, 5:13 pm
  • Rodney Hood (leg) will not play on Saturday
    Rodney Hood (leg) will not play on Saturday against the Clippers.

    Advice: His leg injury from Friday night will keep him out of action in a back-to-back set. Leg injuries have been a thorn in the side of Hood for years now and he's not exactly a fast healer either. Plus, there's a chance the Jazz are being cautious because he's reportedly on the trade block. He's still probably worth owning in 12-team leagues, though. Joe Ingles and Joe Johnson should pick up some run. Saturday, 4:22 pm
  • Kevin Love doesn't return vs. OKC
    Kevin Love did not return from his illness on Saturday, finishing with no stats in three minutes.

    Advice: It was obvious he wasn't feeling well, so it would've been nice to have been given a heads up. Love was struggling since Isaiah Thomas returned, so this ugly stat line opens his buy-low window even more because of how it will skew his value. Although, the Cavs may have to think about starting Tristan Thompson after they were crushed inside. The Cavs are off until Tuesday, so Love should be ready for that one. Saturday, 3:12 pm
  • Kevin Love (illness) questionable to return
    Kevin Love (illness) is questionable to return against the Thunder on Saturday.

    Advice: The ABC broadcast said Love wasn't feeling well with about 10 minutes left in the second quarter and the team now says he's questionable just a few minutes later. Love had a couple ugly shots and he didn't look well on the bench, so it's possible he doesn't return. Saturday, 1:26 pm
  • Another report says Jazz are shopping Hood
    Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports the Jazz are "actively looking to trade" Rodney Hood.

    Advice: This makes it the third credible report in the last 24 hours on Hood being dealt with the New York Times and ESPN reporting a similar story. The Jazz have a huge stretch coming up with a tough game against the Clippers tonight and then a lot of road games before the deadline. In case you missed it, Hood is questionable for tonight against the Clips. Saturday, 12:16 pm
  • Rodney Hood (leg) questionable vs. Clippers
    Rodney Hood (leg) is questionable against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He suffered a lower leg contusion on Friday night and he did not close out the game with Joe Johnson and Joe Ingles seeing the clutch minutes. Hood does find himself on the injury report a lot, so it's possible the Jazz hold him out. If so, Ingle and Johnson figure to benefit the most. Saturday, 11:37 am
  • Sterling Brown and Tony Snell to start Sat
    Coach Jason Kidd said that Sterling Brown and Tony Snell will start in place of Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) and Malcolm Brogdon (personal) Saturday vs. the Sixers.

    Advice: Snell has started 29 games for the Bucks this season. He's averaged 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 30.6 minutes over those 29 starts. Brogdon is attending to a personal family matter. The Bucks announced on Saturday that Antetokounmpo will miss Milwaukee's next two games to manage soreness in his right knee. Saturday, 8:20 am
  • Rodney Hood dealing with left leg contusion
    Rodney Hood is dealing with a lower left leg contusion and his status for Saturday's game vs. the Clippers is uncertain.

    Advice: Hood scored 18 points in 29 minutes on Friday vs. the Knicks but was unable to play in the fourth quarter with due to pain in his leg. The Jazz will provide an update by Saturday afternoon, but it certainly wouldn't be surprising if they held him out of the back end of a back-to-back. If Hood is unable to play Saturday, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Johnson and Alec Burks would likely see an uptick in minutes. Saturday, 6:13 am
  • Rodney Hood scores 18 points as starter
    Rodney Hood made a start against the Knicks on Friday, scoring 18 points with five rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: His move to the starting lineup wasn't the biggest news on Hood for the night. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that "there is a growing belief in league personnel circles" that the Jazz could trade Hood before the deadline. He seems to be fairly comfortable with the Jazz no matter where his playing time comes from, so his owners should want him to stay put. Although, he did have a minor leg issue late in the game, so keep an eye out on that for the oft-injured wing. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Mason Plumlee moves to the bench
    Mason Plumlee moved to the bench against the Suns on Friday, scoring one point with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone ditched his two-center combos in this game with Plumlee not logging a minute next to Nikola Jokic. Despite the loss, that wasn't the problem for the Nuggets, so this loss shouldn't dissuade Malone from staying away from that combo. Plumlee is a fairly easy drop candidate unless you're desperate. Friday, 8:49 pm
  • Will Barton scores eight off the bench
    Will Barton moved to the bench against the Suns on Friday, making 3-of-10 from the field for eight points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

    Advice: The Denver second unit couldn't hang in this loss, but Barton still played down the stretch as the Nuggets failed in their comeback attempt. Barton's playing time should be close to 30 minutes even when the Nuggets are healthy, so don't worry too much about him missing shots tonight. Friday, 8:45 pm
  • Trey Lyles scores 15 points vs. Suns
    Trey Lyles scored 15 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes during his start against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: It's his first time starting next to Nikola Jokic and that unit looked fine. However, the Denver second unit got thumped, so maybe coach Mike Malone goes back to putting Lyles with that group. Either way, Lyles' fantasy value will depend on his shot making, so his value doesn't change too much as a starter. He's still a decent add if he was dropped. Friday, 8:39 pm
  • Otto Porter bags four triples in road victory
    Otto Porter Jr. posted 16 points with seven rebounds, four steals and three rebounds over 38 minutes in Friday's road win against the Pistons.

    Advice: Porter has been struggling since New Year's Eve, posting just two multi-point performances over his past eight outings until tonight. He was a very efficient 5-of-9 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from behind the 3-point line. The Wizards had a team discussion, and head coach Scott Brooks said if there was a lack of effort, playing time would be curtailed. Apparently OPJ got the message, as he was able to snap out of his funk and post his most points since Dec. 29. Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Kelly Oubre continues to put up big numbers
    Kelly Oubre went for a season-high 26 points off the bench across 31 minutes in Friday's 122-112 victory at Detroit.

    Advice: Oubre was an efficient 9-of-14 from the floor, including 5-of-9 from behind the 3-point line, while going 3-of-3 from the free-throw line. He is working on a string of seven straight performances with 10 or more points, and this was by far this best yet. He is averaging 16.3 points and 4.7 rebounds over the past seven games. Head coach Scott Brooks said if the effort isn't there, players are going to see their minutes decrease. That won't be a problem for Oubre, who has been bringing it nightly over the past month or so. Friday, 7:51 pm
  • Josh Richardson hands out seven assists
    Josh Richardson matched his season-high seven assists against the Nets on Friday, adding 12 points, four rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He ran the offense more than usual with a few of those dimes coming in a flashy variety. Richardson may have had one of his worst defensive games as Caris LeVert went right at him late, but obviously that won't hurt his playing time. After a slow start, he's having a breakout season and should keep it going. Friday, 7:44 pm
  • Rubio, Mitchell, Hood, Favors & Rudy starting
    Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood, Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert will start against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: The Jazz get wild here with a couple new starters in Hood and Gobert returning. Hood has been shooting the ball really well, so maybe he does get a few extra minutes in the first unit. If he stays healthy, he should be worth owning in all standard leagues. Friday, 5:56 pm
  • Mason Plumlee to the bench
    Mason Plumlee will move to the bench against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: This move should probably stick because the two-center lineups have been costly to the Nuggets and to Nikola Jokic. Plumlee is a drop candidate in most leagues. Friday, 5:38 pm
  • Will Barton to the bench
    Will Barton will move to the bench on Friday against the Suns.

    Advice: His minutes should still be there in the second unit and he'll likely be running the point when Jamal Murray is on the bench. Barton's value only takes a small hit and he should be owned in all leagues. Friday, 5:37 pm
  • Trey Lyles starting next to Nikola Jokic
    Trey Lyles will start against the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone may have finally ditched his two-center lineup as Lyles makes his first start. He's been a little cold as a shooter, so maybe this will get him going. Friday, 5:32 pm
  • Garrett Temple back in the starting lineup
    The Kings will start De'Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Garrett Temple, Zach Randolph and Willie Cauley-Stein on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: This means out of George Hill, Kosta Koufos and Vince Carter, two of them will be rested. Temple's outlook is pretty poor with the Kings expected to sit him a ton. Friday, 4:50 pm
  • Mason Plumlee unlikely to start Friday night
    Coach Mike Malone told reporters that Mason Plumlee will likely not start Friday vs. Phoenix.

    Advice: Malone said he would start "start mixing and matching starting power forwards for the foreseeable future." The goal is to get Nikola Jokic more time at center. Plumlee has been consistent but offers a limited upside in fantasy. Now that he won't be starting, his value takes an additional hit. Friday, 10:44 am
  • Woj: The Pels aren't trading Anthony Davis
    The Pelicans have "no intention of trading Anthony Davis," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    Advice: There have been some rumblings this season that the Celtics might try to pry Davis from New Orleans; however, Woj shot down that idea. "Boston's uniquely positioned in that they have draft picks and young players and all the things — if a team was gonna trade Anthony Davis — all the things you'd want,'" said Woj. "But [the Pelicans] aren't trading Anthony Davis... He wants to make it work in New Orleans." Friday, 6:43 am
  • Clint Capela scores 20 points in win
    Clint Capela scored 20 points with five rebounds, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday.

    Advice: He probably should be getting more Most Improved Player love and he's off to a great start this month, averaging 15.6 points, 11.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.4 steals in his previous January games. Not much else to say here besides congratulations to those who drafted him. Thursday, 9:10 pm
  • Kevin Love taking a hit from IT?
    Kevin Love scored 12 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Magic on Thursday.

    Advice: He has dropped off since Isaiah Thomas returned, averaging just 13.9 points, 7.1 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.0 treys on 39.8 percent from the field in those eight. Love's usage rate has dropped to 20.1 in his minutes with Isaiah Thomas, which is way down from his 26.6 without him. While Love may take a small hit, he really shouldn't be this bad. Consider him as a buy-low player who is fully capable of being an early-round guy. Thursday, 7:40 pm
  • NBA gives Arron Afflalo two-game suspension
    Arron Afflalo has been suspended two games for throwing a punch at Nemanja Bjelica during Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Afflalo threw a serious punch and this is somewhat lenient from the league. Wesley Iwundu and Mario Hezonja stand to gain a few extra minutes in his absence -- Afflalo is averaging 12.9 minutes this season, so there are no big fantasy implications. Thursday, 1:45 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell gets 18 points, full line
    Montrezl Harrell had another big game on Wednesday with 18 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks, making 6-of-10 FGs and 6-of-13 FTs in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Doc Rivers said before tonight's game that DeAndre Jordan's sprained ankle remains swollen and is "progressing slower than the Clippers have expected." That opens the door for Harrell to play extended minutes again on Saturday, and either way he should have secured a steady bench role. In the past five games, he's averaging 16.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks, while making 64.8% field goals. Just beware his terrible FT shooting. Wednesday, 10:59 pm
  • Will Barton puts up 17/6/6 as starting PG
    Will Barton started at point guard against the Clippers on Wednesday, scoring 17 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Coach Mike Malone gave him some heavy burn again after a 42-minute Tuesday night. Barton is likely looking at another game as the starting PG against the Suns on Friday, so his fantasy owners should be raising their expectations for that game. Wednesday, 10:51 pm
  • Trey Lyles scores 11 points in loss
    Trey Lyles scored 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: While it's a step in the right direction after scoring just three points in back-to-back games, it's still not close to what we saw from Lyles in December. Lyles really needs to make shots to have value, so he's moving from the "add" column to the "drop" section in shallower leagues. Plus, Paul Millsap (wrist) returning next month would likely hurt him even more, but he may still have three more weeks of decent value. Wednesday, 10:37 pm
  • Garrett Temple gets DNP-CD on Wednesday
    Garrett Temple was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: Dave Joerger said he'll be resting at least two veterans each game, and tonight it was Temple and Vince Carter. Temple didn't have fantasy value anyway, so this shouldn't impact any lineups. Wednesday, 10:29 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein has 26 & 10 in 37 minutes
    Willie Cauley-Stein scored a season-high-tying 26 points on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

    Advice: WCS played 37 minutes tonight and he's now averaging 36.7 minutes in the Kings' past three games. His fantasy owners have to be thrilled that Sacramento is turning him loose in mid-January, rather than waiting until the All-Star break. With multiple veterans resting every night, Cauley-Stein's rest-of-season outlook is fantastic. Wednesday, 10:28 pm
  • Rodney Hood scores 25 points w/ full line
    Rodney Hood lit up for 25 points vs. Sacramento on Wednesday, making 9-of-16 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs with four 3-pointers, eight rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: Hood also had two steals without a turnover tonight, and it's encouraging to see him chip in across the board -- he's averaging a mere 2.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks this season. Thabo Sefolosha (knee surgery) is done for the season, which leaves 20+ minutes available on the wings, so it's likely Hood will absorb some of that -- he played 31 minutes tonight. Wednesday, 10:19 pm
  • Josh Richardson drops 14 points in 35 minutes
    Josh Richardson scored 14 points with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Heat are absolutely rolling and it has a lot to do with J-Rich. Miami has won 15 of their last 20 and they improved to the NBA's third-best road record this season at 14-9. Richardson has been a top-25 player over that aforementioned 20-game sample, so his owners have to be enjoying the ride after the slow start. Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Jarell Martin drops 17 points on 8-of-15 FGs
    Jarell Martin stepped up on Wednesday with 17 points on 8-of-15 shooting, six boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Martin even hit a 3-pointer tonight, taking full advantage of added run in the absence of Marc Gasol and Brandan Wright. Both of those veterans are just day-to-day, however, so this doesn't improve Martin's short-term outlook. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Anthony Davis held to eight points vs. ATL
    Anthony Davis cooled off on Wednesday with eight points (2-of-8 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 38 minutes.

    Advice: AD recently joined Charles Barkley as the only players with at least 45 points and 15 rebounds in consecutive games, but he couldn't keep it going vs. Atlanta tonight. This was the fewest points he's scored in a game (at least 20 minutes) since Jan. 2015, and fatigue may have been a factor -- this was the second of back-to-back games. Alvin Gentry has said he'd like to rein in AD's minutes, but we'll believe it when we see it. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Darius Miller hits 7-of-9 FGs, scores 17 pts
    Darius Miller sank 7-of-9 shots to finish Wednesday's game with 17 points, three 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

    Advice: This was the second game in a back-to-back set for the Pelicans, and coach Alvin Gentry basically went with whichever players had gas in the tank. Miller hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games since Dec. 1-2 and we're not expecting this to be the start of a hot streak. Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist racks up 21 points
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dropped 21 points in just 23 minutes on Wednesday, making 8-of-11 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with four rebounds, three steals and two assists.

    Advice: MKG is surging with double-digit points in six of his past seven games, and coach Steve Clifford had nothing but praise for him after tonight's game. "[MKG's] having such a good year," he said. "He's playing so well on both sides of the ball. He's playing efficiently and intelligently on offense." His minutes had crept into the 30-32 range prior to this blowout, and he's a solid pickup if he's still available in shallower leagues. Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Plumlee starting at the four
    Mason Plumlee will start against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Will Barton is sliding over to the point with Jamal Murray not playing tonight. Plumlee has lost a lot of his momentum and getting the start tonight doesn't really change his outlook once Murray can return. Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Otto Porter still struggling, scores six pts
    Otto Porter had another forgettable game on Wednesday with six points (2-of-6 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), two rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes.

    Advice: This was a blowout and the Wizards' starters sat down the stretch, but Porter's quiet game is part of a disturbing trend. He's scored double-digit points twice in the past eight games, and both coach Scott Brooks and John Wall called him out this week. "The bottom line is Otto needs to get himself open and be ready to catch and shoot and get more shots," said Brooks. Wall added that he wants his teammate to be more "aggressive," and fantasy owners can only hope he gets the message. Wednesday, 6:52 pm
  • Gerald Green will be suspended for two games
    Gerald Green will be suspended for two games as a result of Monday's locker room incident.

    Advice: Both Green and Trevor Ariza will be hit with a two-game suspension, whereas Chris Paul and James Harden are in the clear. Green had been ballin' since joining the Rockets with Harden on the sidelines, but his days of relevancy in fantasy hoops could be numbered with Harden expected to make it back to the court on Thursday. Green isn't necessarily worth hanging onto through the suspension. Wednesday, 3:48 pm
  • No suspension for Blake Griffin
    Blake Griffin will not be suspended for his Monday incident against the Rockets.

    Advice: This is a small surprise with the Clippers getting off light. Griffin can be put into all lineups and may actually be a strong DFS play against the Nuggets tonight. Wednesday, 3:46 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core) is available
    Mason Plumlee (core) is available to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team is calling it a lateral trunk strain and it would appear he'll be out there in a back-to-back set. Plumlee did not play next to Nikola Jokic on Tuesday, and that will probably continue tonight. He's not a great fantasy asset these days. Wednesday, 2:05 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) probable vs. LAC
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is probable to play Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

    Advice: Plumlee will likely be dealing with this core strain for the remainder of the season, but it shouldn't cost him any game-time action. He's not worth owning anywhere. Wednesday, 10:46 am
  • Otto Porter is trying to find his rhythm
    Otto Porter said he's been out of rhythm since returning from the one-game absence last week.

    Advice: "I know I've only been out a [game], but I'm trying to slowly get back mentally and physically to where I was," Porter said. "I'm just trying to get back into rhythm." Over the past seven games, Porter has averaged just 8.9 points per game on 37.7% shooting, so he's certainly struggling at the moment. Head coach Scott Brooks hinted that he'll run some more plays for Porter, but also said that Porter will need to be more aggressive in seeking out his own shot. Wednesday, 5:49 am
  • Mason Plumlee plays 14 minutes off bench
    Mason Plumlee moved to the bench on Tuesday vs. Dallas, playing 14 minutes with five points and three rebounds.

    Advice: He played exclusively as the backup center and didn't see any minutes next to Jokic. He was a deep-league asset even as a starter, so he belongs on the wire in most leagues even if this was a temporary move. Tuesday, 9:08 pm
  • Will Barton scores 22 points w/ six assists
    Will Barton's move into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Dallas paid dividends, as he racked up 22 points (9-of-15 FGs), six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, two triples and five turnovers in 42 minutes.

    Advice: The Nuggets needed a spark after losing four out of their previous five games, so Barton delivered. Maybe it was a matchup move, but it would make sense for Denver to go back to this lineup on Wednesday vs. the Clippers, especially if DeAndre Jordan (ankle) is out. Barton should be owned everywhere. Tuesday, 9:00 pm
  • Anthony Davis posts 45-point monster line
    Anthony Davis hit 16-of-34 shots and 13-of-15 free throws for 45 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks in Tuesday's 116-113 overtime win at Boston, the third straight for the Pelicans.

    Advice: This wasn't a season-high performance for AD, as he went off for 48 points and 17 rebounds on Sunday against the Knicks. Davis has been crazy good for three straight games, as well as the whole season, and is averaging 43 points, 14 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 2.3 blocks over his last three. Unfortunately, he's also played 45, 50 and 41 minutes in each of those games and big minutes are not what AD's owners need from him. You have to wonder if there's a chance he sits on Wednesday night against the Hawks. The good news is he looks fully healthy and energized, and even rammed home a dunk after the buzzer as an exclamation point tonight. Tuesday, 7:17 pm
  • Mason Plumlee will come off the bench
    Mason Plumlee will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. Dallas.

    Advice: He was considered probable to play with a core strain, but the Nuggets will make a lineup switch to counter Dallas small-ball lineup. There's no word on whether or not this will be more than a temporary move, but this matchup is better suited for guys like Wilson Chandler and Trey Lyles. Tuesday, 5:55 pm
  • Will Barton will start vs. Dallas on Tuesday
    Will Barton will start against the Mavericks on Tuesday.

    Advice: It sounds like this is a matchup move, but Barton is worth deploying in fantasy lineups regardless of where he begins the game. He'll join Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic in the first unit. Tuesday, 5:54 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica ejected Tuesday night
    Nemanja Bjelica was ejected in the second quarter of Tuesday's game vs. Orlando after getting into an altercation with Arron Afflalo.

    Advice: Both players received double technical fouls after jawing at one another earlier in the quarter. Then, a few minutes later, Afflalo threw a right-handed punch to Bjelica's face. Gorgui Dieng could see a few extra minutes in the second half of Tuesday's contest with Bjelica out of the game. Tuesday, 4:52 pm
  • Arron Afflalo and Nemanja Bjelica ejected
    Arron Afflalo and Nemanja Bjelica were both ejected in the second quarter of Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Both players were chirping at each other for a few minutes, but Afflalo started swinging when the two were competing for a rebound. Afflalo is likely looking at a suspension, but he shouldn't be owned in fantasy leagues anyways. While he's out, Wes Iwundu and Mario Hezonja could pick up some extra minutes. Tuesday, 4:50 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell solid against old team
    Montrezl Harrell posted 10 points with six rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots over 32 minutes in Monday's win against the Rockets, his former team.

    Advice: Harrell had a chance to exact a little revenge against his old teammates with DeAndre Jordan (ankle) on the shelf and only Willie Reed standing in his way. While Reed started, he was limited to 10 minutes, opening the door for the more gifted offensive player Harrell to shine. He hit 4-of-7 from the field and 2-of-3 from the free-throw line while posting a plus-8 rating. As long as Jordan is sidelined Harrell has some short-term fantasy and DFS appeal. Monday, 11:28 pm
  • Blake Griffin ejected late Monday vs. Houston
    Blake Griffin was ejected late during Monday's 113-102 victory, finishing with 29 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and a steal in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Griffin and Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni were assessed technicals for exchanging words in the fourth quarter, then Griffin was hit with a second tech after jawing with Trevor Ariza. Blake hit 11-of-22 FGs and 7-of-8 FTs, and his point total was his highest since Nov. 25, a span of nine games and a couple of injuries. The buy-low window will slam shut if he is able to replicate these results Wednesday against the visiting Nuggets. We'll see if there is any disciplinary action after his two techs. Monday, 11:00 pm
  • Gerald Green involved in altercation
    Gerald Green joined Trevor Ariza and James Harden in a post-game altercation Monday, as the trio tried to force their way into the locker room of the Clippers looking to confront Austin Rivers.

    Advice: During the game, Green finished with 11 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals while blocking a shot. He went 4-of-14 from the field while ending up 1-of-8 from behind the 3-point line. It's uncertain if he will face any sort of a fine or disciplinary action from the league for his part in the donnybrook, but we'll keep an eye on it and pass any breaking news along. Monday, 10:46 pm
  • Clint Capela snags seven rebounds in loss
    Clint Capela went for 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots over 28 minutes in Monday's road loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: Capela hit 6-of-10 from the field while turning it over just once. The most impressive part of his stat line was the six offensive rebounds, keeping possessions alive for the visitors. Unfortunately they needed a lot more, as they Clips outscored the Rockets by eight in the second half to secure a much-needed victory. He has swatted at least one shot in each of his eight games since returning from a right orbital fracture on Dec. 29. Monday, 10:17 pm
  • Jarell Martin scores 10 points in win
    Jarell Martin hit 4-of-5 shots for 10 points and three rebounds in 21 minutes off the Grizzlies bench on Monday.

    Advice: Martin didn't score in his last game, but has been playing fairly well since just before Christmas. But he really doesn't offer much outside of some low scoring, making him tough to use, even in the deepest of leagues. He just saw his shot get hot tonight. Monday, 5:43 pm
  • Kelly Oubre scores 19 points off the bench
    Kelly Oubre had an efficient outing on Monday, going 5-of-9 from the field and 6-of-7 from the stripe on his way to 19 points in 35 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Oubre added three 3-pointers, five rebounds, one block and two turnovers to his stat line, and he severely outplayed Markieff Morris in this one. He's been trending up over the past week with averages of 14.5 points, 5.3 boards, 2.5 treys and 1.8 turnovers per game on 56.3% shooting, so give him a look if those numbers are appealing. Monday, 2:27 pm
  • Otto Porter hits 3-of-8 shots for 8 points
    Otto Porter's shooting woes continued on Monday, as he went just 3-of-8 from the field on his way to eight points, six boards, two assists, three steals and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Porter's jumper has been off in January, as he's been connecting on just 37.9 percent of his field goal attempts, and this was his third game in a row without a single 3-pointer. He's also seen his usage rate dip to just 14.5 over the past seven games, so there's no denying that he's in a dreadful cold streak, but at least he's been coming through with the defensive stats to keep his value afloat. Porter should be able to right the ship soon, so now looks like a good buy-low opportunity. Monday, 2:20 pm
  • Alex Len double-doubles in 19 minutes
    Alex Len notched his first double-double in nearly a month on Sunday, coming off the bench for 12 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and one block in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Len hit 6-of-7 field goals but he was 0-of-2 at the line, and his extreme efficiency masks the fact that he played fewer than 20 minutes for the fifth consecutive game. The potential is obvious, but Len is impossible to trust while Tyson Chandler is active and the frontcourt rotation includes Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender and (occasionally) Greg Monroe. Jan 14, 9:59 pm
  • Nemanja Bjelica productive off Wolves' bench
    Nemanja Bjelica had another productive game on Sunday, coming off the bench with five points, five rebounds, one 3-pointer and one assist in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Tom Thibodeau had nothing but praise for Bjelica after Friday's game, when he scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting. "When [Bjelica] plays the small forward position, it makes us real long," he said. "The 3-point shooting is obviously something we need and it opens up the floor. He complements all of our players well, the starters and the bench guys." Thibs' high praise aside, Bjelica isn't a standard-league asset while the Wolves' frontcourt is healthy. Jan 14, 9:19 pm
  • Anthony Davis nets season-high 48 points in W
    Anthony Davis powered the Pelicans to a 123-118 overtime win over the Knicks on Sunday, erupting for 48 points, 17 boards, two triples, four steals, three blocks and four turnovers in 50 minutes.

    Advice: Davis helped the Pelicans overcome a 19-point halftime deficit, hitting numerous circus shots (an example of one in the video below) while rocking a ridiculous 40.9 usage rate through the second half of action. He's now scored at least 40 points in his previous two outings at Madison Square Garden, and this was also the first time we've seen a player go off for 48 points, 17 rebounds and four steals since Michael Jordan did it back in 1990. That's some elite company. Jan 14, 4:33 pm
  • Josh Richardson scores 16 points with 2 treys
    Josh Richardson had an efficient outing on Sunday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with two 3-pointers, six rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 31 minutes.

    Advice: Richardson also hit both of his free throws to give him an elite 81.0 true shooting percentage on the evening, and he's been absolutely crushing it over the past month with averages of 17.8 points, 3.7 assists, 1.8 triples, 1.4 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.9 turnovers per contest on 51.9% shooting, which has been good enough for top-20 value. He's hitting career-highs in every relevant category this season, and there's no reason to expect him to suddenly slow down. Jan 14, 12:50 pm
  • Cauley-Stein discusses Kings' struggles
    Willie Cauley-Stein is growing frustrated with Sacramento's bad starts to games recently.

    Advice: "It’s got to come from us, but it’s got to come from us holding each other accountable," WCS said. Like, enough is enough. I think Coach is at that point where he’s not going to play you if you’re not doing the right thing, and I think that’s how it should be." The Kings have lost four straight and seven out of their last eight, but WCS has been terrific with 15.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.5 blocks over his last 10 games. We wish he blocked more shots, but he's getting the job done for fantasy owners. Jan 14, 7:06 am
  • Shot abandons Trey Lyles in San Antonio
    Trey Lyles finished with just three points, five rebounds and one assist with a minus-9 rating in 20 minutes off the bench Saturday at San Antonio.

    Advice: Lyles had an awful 1-of-9 shooting night, snapping a career-high 14-game streak with double-digit points. He was able to extend his streak to 12 straight games with five or more rebounds. Chalk it up as just one bad outing. He has been a top-70 fantasy option over the past month. He'll remain a decent fantasy option until Paul Millsap (wrist) is healthy enough to return. Jan 13, 9:00 pm
  • Kelly Oubre sharp with his shot in OT win
    Kelly Oubre posted 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting, including 3-of-4 from behind the 3-point line, in Saturday's overtime win against the Nets.

    Advice: Oubre has rolled up double-digit point totals in four straight, and 12 of the past 14 outings. He is also working on a four-game streak with two more 3-pointers. He did a pretty solid job subbing for Otto Porter Jr. when he was hurt, and he hasn't skipped a beat heading back to the bench. However, as long as OPJ is healthy, Oubre is best used in deeper fantasy leagues only. Jan 13, 7:49 pm
  • Montrezl Harrell scores 17 points off bench
    Montrezl Harrell netted 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting Saturday, to go with six rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Harrell should be flirting with minutes in the mid-20s while DeAndre Jordan (ankle) is on the sidelines, which is enough floor time for him to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops. Jordan's ankle injury doesn't seem very serious, but if you picked up Harrell during his recent three-game hot streak, you might as well just keep him until he gives you a reason to send him to the wire. Jan 13, 4:59 pm
  • Blake Griffin struggles with shot in win
    Blake Griffin went 3-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the stripe on his way to 11 points, four boards, one 3-pointer, nine assists and five turnovers in 29 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Ugly shooting has been a consistent issue for Griffin this season, who is currently connecting on a career-worst 42.9% of his shot attempts. Some of that has to do with the fact that he's jacking up a career-high 5.7 triples per contest, but the lack of spacing in Los Angeles hasn't done him any favors either. That said, he's still managed to produce top-60 value on the year and there's room for improvement, so he's someone to think about as a buy-low target. Jan 13, 4:44 pm
  • Willie Cauley-Stein double-doubles in 33 mins
    Willie Cauley-Stein double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Clippers, finishing with 23 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: As an added bonus, WCS knocked down his second career 3-pointer in this one, although we wouldn't expect that to develop into a trend considering he's shooting just 28.6% from long-range this year on seven attempts. Cauley-Stein's minutes have been all over the place this season, and he's not bringing many defensive stats to the table, so he's probably not going to be much more than a late-round guy this year. Jan 13, 4:26 pm
  • Gerald Green has ugly shooting performance
    Gerald Green finished with 12 points over 34 minutes in Friday's 112-95 road victory against the Suns.

    Advice: Green's point total wasn't bad, but he was just 3-of-14 from the field, including 1-of-9 from behind the 3-point line. He helped himself with a 5-of-5 night at the free-throw stripe. He'll continue to have some fantasy appeal with added minutes until James Harden (hamstring) is healthy enough to make his way back. Jan 12, 11:03 pm
  • Trey Lyles scores 16 points vs. Memphis
    Trey Lyles scored 16 points on 7-of-13 shots vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

    Advice: He struggled from the line (2-of-5 FTs), but it was another solid outing for Lyles with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 29 minutes. He failed to hit a 3-pointer for the first time since Dec. 8 and has been a top-70 value in standard category leagues for the past month, and the only thing that can slow him down is the eventual return of Paul Millsap (wrist). Jan 12, 10:49 pm
  • Clint Capela pulls down 16 rebounds in rout
    Clint Capela finished with 17 points and 16 rebounds across 36 minutes in Friday's 112-95 win at Phoenix.

    Advice: In case you were wondering, Capela's career high is 20 rebounds. He also chopped in with three assists, two steals and a blocked shot over 36 minutes while going an efficient 7-of-11 from the floor. He also tied a team-high with a plus-22 rating in the road win. Capela is on fire lately, averaging 14.8 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game over his past five outings. He and his teammates will have the weekend to rest up before a road outing Monday against the Clippers. Jan 12, 10:48 pm
  • Will Barton scores 17 points in start
    Will Barton moved into the starting lineup with Gary Harris (personal) out on Friday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three triples in 40 minutes.

    Advice: That's more like it. Barton was cold coming into tonight's game with January averages of 11.6 points, 5.2 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 steals and 1.6 triples on 35.9% shooting, so he was in need of a confidence booster. Harris was tending to a "private family matter" and could be back on Saturday, so Barton will be back on the bench if that happens. He's worth owning even when his shot isn't falling, as his assists give him a decent floor. Jan 12, 10:38 pm
  • Tony Snell scores 11 points off the bench
    Tony Snell was good for 11 points in 22 minutes off the bench in Friday's 108-94 loss against the Warriors.

    Advice: Snell hit 4-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, while chipping in with three rebounds. It likely won't get him closer to supplanting Malcolm Brogdon in the starting five, but it won't hurt, either. He is worth scooping up in all fantasy leagues if available, as he could easily move back into the starting five sooner rather than later if Brogdon hits the skids. Jan 12, 10:34 pm
  • Darius Miller posts 16 points off the bench
    Darius Miller stepped up with 16 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including 2-of-4 from behind the arc, in Friday's win against the Blazers.

    Advice: Miller also contributed two assists, a blocked shot and was 6-of-6 from the free-throw stripe. It was a much needed performance, as he had single-digit point totals in each of his past seven outings. He is a solid fantasy option for his work behind the 3-point line, as he ranks in the Top 10 in 3-point field goal percentage. However, he remains useful mostly to those in deeper formats at this time. Jan 12, 9:59 pm
  • Anthony Davis back with a big game
    Anthony Davis (ankle) was not only back in the lineup on Friday against Portland, he erupted for 36 points across 41 minutes on 16-of-23 shooting.

    Advice: No rust here, as 'The Brow' was on fire. He grabbed nine rebounds while posting two assists and two blocked shots, and head coach Alvin Gentry was true to his word by not limiting the minutes of the big man. Davis did not have any ill effects from the ankle whice sidelined him for Wednesday's game. Get him back active in all fantasy leagues for Sunday's tilt on New York. Jan 12, 9:53 pm
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