Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball

in partnership with NBA.com

  • Nigel Hayes was signed by LAK on Sunday January 21. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:58 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari (glute) remains optimistic
    Danilo Gallinari (glute) reportedly "hopes to return in the next couple weeks."

    Advice: There haven't been many concrete updates and we'll take what we can get. The oft-injured veteran is dealing with a partially torn left glute -- he was expected to miss about six weeks as of Dec. 21, so this fits his initial timetable. Given the uncertainty of his situation, most owners should probably wait until we've seen him practice before stashing him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:42 pm
  • Thaddeus Young posts all-around line Sunday
    The Pacers snapped a two-game losing streak on Sunday, aided by Thaddeus Young's 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and zero turnovers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: Young isn't a good free-throw shooter (67.7% for his career) but he's found a way to avoid that problem -- just don't shoot them. The veteran is averaging a career-low 0.8 free-throw attempts per game this season, and has just four attempts in his past 15 games. He's been a steady mid-round value over the past few weeks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • Reggie Bullock quiet again despite start
    Reggie Bullock started again on Sunday but played only 22 minutes, finishing 3-of-5 from the field for seven points and one assist.

    Advice: Bullock hit one 3-pointer but his statistical limitations are glaring, especially with Stanley Johnson playing well after a lengthy absence. There should be higher-upside options on your waiver wire. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:52 pm
  • Stanley Johnson scores 18 points Sunday
    Stanley Johnson played well on Sunday with 18 points on 6-of-11 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs, four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Johnson was the first player off Detroit's bench as Stan Van Gundy searched for defensive effort, and his plus/minus rating of +7 was second-best on the team. Johnson is healthy and the Pistons are in a tailspin with five straight losses, so maybe he'll overtake Reggie Bullock (22 minutes) for the starting SF job. We'll monitor his role closely over Detroit's next few games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:48 pm
  • Nik Stauskas picks up another DNP-CD
    Nik Stauskas picked up his third straight DNP-CD on Sunday.

    Advice: Brooklyn had been finding a handful of minutes per game for Stauskas, but that ended recently and his outlook is bleak with D'Angelo Russell (knee) back in the mix. He'll be a restricted free agent this summer if the Nets make a $5.1 million qualifying offer, so maybe the'll play him late in the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:22 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell quiet again in 14 minutes
    D'Angelo Russell came off the Nets' bench again on Sunday, making 1-of-5 shots for three points, two turnovers and one assist in 14 minutes.

    Advice: He's very rusty and is a combined 1-of-10 from the field the past two games, finally scoring late in the third quarter tonight. Russell also logged 14 minutes in his return on Friday and the Nets are going to play it safe here, so owners should have modest expectations for this upcoming three-game week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:05 pm
  • Julius Randle double-doubles in win over NYK
    Julius Randle posted a 27-point, 12-rebound double-double during Sunday's win over the Knicks, adding five assists, one steal and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: Randle has been fairly consistent with the points, boards and dimes over the past few weeks, but the general lack of defensive stats and turnover issues have been a major hindrance to his fantasy value. We've heard his name floating around the rumor mill a lot lately with the trade deadline approaching, and he's certainly played well enough as of late to attract some suitors, so it'll be interesting to see if there's any fire to the smoke. A trade away from Los Angles wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:51 pm
  • Michael Beasley scores 17 points in 14 mins
    Michael Beasley struggled with foul trouble on Sunday but still came through with 17 points, one 3-pointer, one rebound, one assist and two turnovers in 14 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Beasley committed some silly fouls in this one, but he made up for that with efficiency, going 7-of-9 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe for a sterling 86.0 true shooting percentage. Beasley's minutes have been somewhat inconsistent since Tim Hardaway Jr. got back to the court, but he's still been effective with averages of 13.5 points, 4.3 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.2 blocks and 2.0 turnovers per game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:27 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 17 points w/ 5 treys
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting Sunday to go with five 3-pointers, three rebounds and one block in 29 minutes of floor time.

    Advice: As an added bonus for 9-cat owners, THJ didn't commit a single turnover, and he's simply been on fire since getting back to the court with averages of 22.3 points, 4.3 boards, 1.8 dimes, 0.8 steals, 1.3 turnovers and an elite 3.8 triples per contest on 51.8% shooting, which has been good enough for top-45 value in 9-cat leagues. He was supposed to be on a 25-minute limit for this road trip, but it looks like head coach Jeff Hornacek isn't afraid to go a bit over that number. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • James Ennis (right calf) ruled out Monday
    James Ennis (right calf) will not play on Monday.

    Advice: Ben McLemore and Wayne Selden are the winners here, especially if Mario Chalmers (shoulder) and Dillon Brooks (illness) can't suit up. We're considering Ennis day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:20 pm
  • JaMychal Green (ankle) out Monday vs. Sixers
    JaMychal Green (right ankle) will not play vs. Philly on Monday.

    Advice: The Grizzlies' injury report is a mess. Andrew Harrison (shoulder) is probable, Jarell Martin (left hand), Dillon Brooks (illness) and Mario Chalmers (shoulder) are questionable, while Chandler Parsons (knee) and James Ennis III (calf) are out. Mike Conley is also still out, of course, and fantasy owners relying on anyone from Memphis should monitor player news throughout Monday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:18 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:28 pm
  • Aaron Gordon goes 5-of-17 from the field
    Aaron Gordon's shooting woes continued on Sunday as he went just 5-of-17 from the field and 1-of-2 from the stripe on his way to 11 points, 13 boards, four assists and two turnovers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: Gordon has been connecting on just 33.6% of his shot attempts over the past eight games, although he’s still been effective with averages of 16.5 points, 8.5 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 triples, 0.8 steals and 2.4 turnovers per game. We should see a regression to the mean with his jump shot soon enough, and the steals numbers should also start trending up as well. A favorable matchup against the Kings on Tuesday could help him to start moving in the right direction. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Elfrid Payton scores 22 points in win
    Elfrid Payton scored a team-high 22 points in Sunday's win over the Celtics, adding six boards, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Payton did a nice job of picking his spots in the offense, and he was a huge factor in the Magic snapping their 14-game road losing streak. He had a slow start to the year, but he's really picked up his play over the past month with averages of 16.5 points, 6.5 dimes, 1.5 steals and 3.0 turnovers per contest on 54.4% shooting from the field and 76.6% from the stripe, which has been good enough for sixth-round value in 9-cat leagues. He should be able to close out the year as a mid-round guy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:55 pm
  • Atkinson hints more mins coming for Russell
    Head coach Kenny Atkinson implied that D'Angelo Russell will see slightly more minutes on Sunday vs. Detroit.

    Advice: Atkinson said that Russell was on a 15-minute limit on Friday, and that his minutes will start coming up "incrementally," so he should see a couple extra minutes today in Detroit. He's not going to be on the floor enough to be worth using in DFS, but season-long owners can go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:02 pm
  • Marcus Smart coming off the bench
    Marcus Smart will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Magic.

    Advice: No surprise here, as Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is good to go after a one-game absence. Even though he plays a few minutes less as a reserve, his averages as a starter are pretty similar. As always, he's worth owning if you don't mind his field goal percentage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:30 am
    GTD
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:03 am
    GTD
  • Celtics sign Jarell Eddie
    The Celtics have signed Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: The 26-year-old sharpshooter has played 26 games for the Wizards and five games for the Suns, but only averaged 6.7 minutes per game. He'll have a tough time receiving meaningful minutes while he's in Boston, but they may give him a look since they could use his floor spacing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:40 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 10 points vs. Mavs
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 10 points with six rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

    Advice: He did have some decent momentum coming into this game, but he was sloppy on both ends of the floor. Nurkic did also tweak his right elbow when he got tangled up with Salah Mejri, but it sounds like he's OK. He's been a bit of a headache in fantasy this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:23 pm
  • Karl Towns turns it around in 2nd half
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes during a 115-109 win over the Raptors on Saturday.

    Advice: He was a ghost in the first half with no points and one rebound before half, but he really got it going late to earn a home win. His first field goal attempt didn't even come until there were eight minutes left in the third quarter. Towns put up his 40th double-double on the season, and he did so very efficiently (6-of-7 from the field, 8-of-9 from the line) on offense. He's as steady as it gets in fantasy with his No. 1 rank in nine-category leagues to date this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:06 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:00 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores season-high 40 points
    Kyle Lowry erupted for a season-high 40 points against the Wolves during a 115-109 loss on Saturday, adding five rebounds, five assists and six 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Advice: Surprisingly, this was just his second 30-point game of the season, and also just the first time he's topped 20 in back-to-back games since November. Lowry has also been bombing 3-pointers lately with 9.6 attempts per game over his last three, making 4.7 of them. He's at his best when his jumper is falling, so we could see Lowry go on a heater. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:41 pm
  • Rudy Gobert swats three shots vs. Clippers
    Rudy Gobert posted 16 points with seven rebounds and three blocked shots over 28 minutes in Saturday's 125-113 win against the Clippers.

    Advice: Gobert was a very efficient 6-of-9 from the field, and he didn't have any turnovers. He was on his way to a pretty strong stat line, but foul trouble kept his numbers down a bit. Still, his overall performance was pretty impressive. In addition, he was able to play in the back-to-back set, so that's another good sign for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:26 pm
  • Joe Ingles ties career high with 21 points
    Joe Ingles tied a career-high 21 points in Saturday's 125-113 victory against the visiting Clippers.

    Advice: Ingles finished 8-of-15 from the field while going 5-of-10 from behind the 3-point line, and he also finished with four rebounds, four steals and two assists over 33 minutes. After being bumped from the starting five on Friday, he was back starting with Rodney Hood (leg) on the mend and Jingles was playing with a chip on his shoulder. He continues to have top-100 fantasy value whether starting or not. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:18 pm
  • Eric Gordon struggles with shot vs. GSW
    Eric Gordon made 2-of-14 from the field for six points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

    Advice: The 3-pointers were not dropping with Gordon missing all nine from deep, which means he was on the other end of the spectrum today after a 30-point explosion against the Wolves. Gordon's numbers have usually fallen when Chris Paul and James Harden are active, so he's a sell-high player right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:01 pm
  • JaMychal Green (ankle) will not return
    JaMychal Green (right ankle) will not return to Saturday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: He suffered the injury much earlier in the game, but he wasn't ruled out until the fourth quarter. Hopefully, this injury isn't going to cost him too much time, but getting ruled out in a close game is discouraging. Green's bad injury earlier this year was to his right knee. He finished with eight points, a season-high 16 rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes. Jarell Martin and Ivan Rabb will be filling in for him tonight with Martin being worthy of a speculative add in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:57 pm
  • Joe Ingles back in the starting lineup
    Joe Ingles back in the starting lineup against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: Revenge game? Rodney Hood (leg) is not going to play today because of a leg contusion, so Ingles is right back in the starting lineup after he was bumped on Friday. He'll continue to flirt with around top 100 value in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:26 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:12 pm
    GTD
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:26 pm
    GTD
  • 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:37 am
  • James Ennis (right calf) ruled out Saturday
    James Ennis (right calf) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game Ennis has missed. Chandler Parsons (illness, right knee soreness) has also been ruled out and Ben McLemore (knee soreness) is listed as questionable, so the Grizz could be left with little depth on the wing on Saturday. Dillon Brooks will again be asked to log major minutes and could be looking at another big scoring night. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:00 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. to remain on 25-minute limit
    Coach Jeff Hornacek said he plans to keep Tim Hardaway Jr. on a minutes restriction of about 25 per game during the Knicks current seven-game road trip.

    Advice: The Knicks have four games left on this road swing, including a back-to-back Thursday and Friday of next week. Hardaway Jr. was able to do plenty of damage in limited playing time in Friday's win over the Jazz. He finished with 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and six 3-pointers in just 27 minutes. Despite the minutes cap, he should be owned and started in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:29 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:13 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 31 points in win
    Tim Hardaway Jr. lit up the Jazz during a 117-115 win on Friday, making 11-of-17 from the field for 31 points with five rebounds, three assists and six 3-pointers in just 27 minutes.

    Advice: Yeah, he got a big contract this summer, but Hardaway Jr. has performed while healthy. THJ did miss two clutch free throws with 33 seconds left in the fourth, but did ice the game with two free throw makes with nine second left. The Knicks will get another back-to-back set on Jan. 25-26 and another on the 30th and 31st, so his owners will have to make sure he's good for those. He needs to be owned in all leagues regardless. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:59 pm
  • Julius Randle effective in Friday's home win
    Julius Randle (finger) was able to start Friday's 99-86 victory against the Pacers, finishing with 14 points.

    Advice: Randle hit 7-of-12 from the field while adding four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over his 20 minutes. He is playing with a jammed right ring finger and fracture, but the ailment didn't seem to affect his shot in the win. If you were hesitant to use him in your fantasy lineup because of the injury, fear not. He looks like he'll be just fine playing through the situation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:57 pm
  • Rudy Gobert returns with 23 and 14, 3 blocks
    Rudy Gobert (knee) turned in a gem during his return to the lineup on Friday, scoring a season-high 23 points with 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 30 minutes during a 117-115 loss to the Knicks.

    Advice: He was expected to play around 24 minutes, but this game was close in a game the Jazz really needed before a road trip that starts on Monday. Gobert started slow and did only make 9-of-15 from the line, but he showed some rapport with Donovan Mitchell. He has been a major letdown so far this season, so hopefully he can hang more lines like this one. His owners may want to make sure he's a go for Saturday in a back-to-back set against the Clippers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Joe Ingles scores nine off the bench
    Joe Ingles moved to the bench against the Knicks on Friday with nine points, seven rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

    Advice: The move to the bench didn't really hurt his output with Ingles and Rodney Hood basically just swapping roles. Ingles isn't much of a scorer anyway, so expect him to be around a top-100 player regardless of is position in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:24 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Reggie Bullock back in the starting five
    Reggie Bullock (illness) returned to the lineup Friday against the Wizards, posting nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from behind the arc.

    Advice: Bullock is over a bout of bronchitis, and he was listed as a game-time decision for this one. He also chipped in with two assists and a blocked shot over 24 minutes. He is averaging just 5.5 points per game over his past two outings, and he has single-digit performances in four of his past five. If you normally rely upon him, keep him reserved in all fantasy leagues until he starts to produce with a little more consistency. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:27 pm
  • Stanley Johnson plays 12 minutes off bench
    Stanley Johnson (hip) was active for Friday's game against the Wizards, playing 12 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Johnson was able to post five points on 1-of-3 shooting, while going 2-of-2 from the free-throw line with two steals and an assist. Even though he is healthy and was able to play without any setbacks, he can mostly be left to the waiver wire in all but the deepest of fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:20 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell has quiet return vs. Miami
    D'Angelo Russell made his return against the Heat on Friday, missing all five shots from the field and making 1-of-2 from the line for one point with two assists and two turnovers in 14 minutes.

    Advice: The rust was there for Russell tonight. He played nine minutes in his first stint with most of his minutes coming next to Caris LeVert. He also didn't close this game after his five-minute stint in the second half, but that's no surprise after missing two months. It'll probably take Russell a handful of games to get going again, so his owners may need to wait a little longer before they start feeling good about him being back in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:56 pm
  • Ennis, Hart, Brewer, Kuz & Randle starting
    Corey Brewer, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, Josh Hart and Tyler Ennis will start against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: The Lakers are missing a lot of bodies here and they'll go small against the Pacers. Randle is also playing with a finger fracture. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:26 pm
  • Kyle Lowry scores 24 points in win vs. Spurs
    Kyle Lowry led the Raptors to an 86-83 win over the Spurs on Friday with 24 points on 8-of-16 shots.

    Advice: That's more like it. Lowry hit just 8-of-30 shots in his previous two games since returning from his back injury, but he looked more like himself tonight. He added three rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and four triples, helping the Raptors snap their four-game losing streak against the Spurs. He did play 35 minutes tonight, so we'll see how his back responds on the second night of a back-to-back set vs. the Wolves. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will start vs. Utah
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will start against the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: That'll bump Lance Thomas to the bench. Hardaway Jr. still could be limited as he recovers from his leg injury, and he did play 26 minutes on Wednesday. He should still be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:18 pm
  • Rudy Gobert to play around 24 minutes
    Rudy Gobert (knee) will start and is expected to play around 24 minutes against the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He beat his timetable from last weekend to return, but the Jazz rightfully won't be extending him too much. Gobert's scoring has dropped from last season, so it'll be interesting to see how he fits now that Donovan Mitchell has established himself as a rookie stud. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:00 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:56 pm
  • Joe Ingles coming off the bench
    Joe Ingles will come off the bench on Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Ingles did have 14 points and four dimes in his last game, but he's been cold for a while. The Jazz will roll with the hot hand of Rodney Hood tonight and there's a chance that he could stick in the first unit. Ingles will still have a significant role, but he's a low-end fantasy option and it's been that way for a while. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:56 pm
  • Stanley Johnson is active
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is active for Friday night against the Wizards.

    Advice: It's still possible Johnson is out of the rotation with Reggie Bullock playing well lately. Leave Johnson on the wire in just about all leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:24 pm
  • Reggie Bullock (illness) is active Friday
    Reggie Bullock (illness) is active for Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He sat out of the morning shootaround and was considered "50/50" to play, but he'll give it a go and could see his normal allotment of minutes if he's feeling up to it. He's been inconsistent, but he does have some low-end value for his 3-pointers and steals. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:22 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell will come off the bench
    D'Angelo Russell will come off the bench against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: There's still no word of a minutes limit, but it would be a major surprise to see him get close to 30 minutes after missing over two months. Russell has said he's excited to play next to Spencer Dinwiddie, so that duo should still see a decent amount of run tonight. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:53 pm
  • Julius Randle (finger) expected to play
    Julius Randle jammed his right ring finger and suffered a fracture, but he’s scheduled to play against the Pacers on Friday.

    Advice: It's being called a mallet fracture, which is just below the tip of Randle's finger. The Lakers will need him with Brandon Ingram (ankle) possibly missing this game. Randle is a lefty, so this injury may not affect him too much on offense. He's an option in DFS and should be owned in standard leagues now that he's seen consistent minutes. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:38 am
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) will play Friday vs. NY
    Rudy Gobert (knee) will play Friday night vs. the Knicks, but will have a minutes restriction.

    Advice: Coach Quinn Snyder said he was unsure whether or not Gobert would start. Gobert told reporters that his minutes restriction would be largely based on his level of conditioning and fatigue. Rudy also said that he expects to play Saturday vs. the Clippers as well, barring soreness. It's probably best to steer clear of Rudy in DFS on Friday, but daily fantasy leaguers should feel confident deploying him. Derrick Favors, Jonas Jerebko (back), Joe Johnson and Ekpe Udoh will all see their playing time reduced. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:33 am
  • C's plan to sign Jarell Eddie to 10-day deal
    The Celtics plan to sign Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: This won't have any fantasy implications, as Eddie will likely only see sporadic minutes off the bench if he appears in a game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:40 am
  • Nurk Alert: Jusuf Nurkic explodes for 19 & 17
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 19 points with 17 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

    Advice: It's a much-needed Nurk Alert after two terrible games in favorable matchups against the Suns and Wolves, averaging just 8.5 points, 6.0 boards and 1.0 blocks in 21.0 minutes per game. On the positive side, Nurkic is finally making his shots from the field at 52.0 percent from the field this month before his 8-of-14 tonight (57.1 percent). He still has some major work to do to meet his ADP price, but things are looking up right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:48 pm
  • Thaddeus Young puts up a double-double
    Thaddeus Young scored 10 points with three assists, two steals and a season-high 14 rebounds against the Blazers on Thursday.

    Advice: It's been a while since Young had a productive night on the glass with this being just his third double-digit rebounding game of the season. Almost all of his other stats have really dropped off this month and he's been outside of usable value over his last 10 games. However, he still has mid-round value on the year and is still a hold in 12-team leagues. Myles Turner (elbow) being out should help, too. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:21 pm
  • Eric Gordon scores 30 points in win vs. MIN
    Eric Gordon scored a team-high 30 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and seven 3-pointers against the Wolves on Thursday.

    Advice: It was the seventh time he's led the Rockets in scoring this year and he hit a buzzer-beating heave to cap a strong third. He was able to replace James Harden's rough night and may have also benefitted from Harden being limited in his return. Gordon's numbers have been a little worse when both Harden and Chris Paul are 100 percent, so games like this one will be few and far between going forward now that both studs are back. He's a sell-high player again. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:09 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns posts 22 & 16, 5 blocks
    Karl-Anthony Towns went off during a 116-98 loss to the Rockets on Thursday, scoring 22 points with 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals, five blocks, no turnovers and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was 10-of-19 from the field and made just 1-of-7 from deep, so it was offensive domination inside for KAT. Towns continues to lead the NBA in double-doubles while he's steadily climbing in blocks, tying for fourth in the NBA for total swats on the season. Thanks to his durability, KAT currently sits at No. 1 for total value in nine-category leagues so far this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:00 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:40 pm
    GTD
  • Aaron Gordon scores 17 with 11 boards
    Aaron Gordon scored 17 points during a 104-103 loss to the Cavs on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Advice: He did not start the second half, but he came in after just one minute into the third quarter -- you can feel free to guess why. Gordon has really struggled with his jumper since his return from injury on Dec. 28, making just 28.7 percent of his 115 attempts, which explains why he's made just 39.2 percent from the field over those 10. Either way, Gordon continues to fill it up and he should be able to climb into the mid-40s for FG% soon enough. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:32 pm
  • Elfrid Payton scores 19 with eight dimes
    Elfrid Payton scored 19 points with four rebounds, eight assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

    Advice: He's been boom or bust lately, but Payton has finally found his mojo over his last dozen games. In that span, he averaged 16.1 points, 4.5 boards, 6.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.6 treys on 54.2 percent from the field and 78.0 percent from the line. Not coincidentally, Nikola Vucevic (hand) went down 12 games ago, so that may explain his recent improvement. Keep him rolling, though. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Marcus Smart doesn't do much in start
    Marcus Smart made a start for Kyrie Irving (shoulder) against the 76ers during an 89-80 loss on Thursday, making 6-of-11 from the field for 13 points with five rebounds, one assist, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: You'd think Smart making his shots would lead to a big line in a start, but that wasn't the case. Chalk Smart doesn't usually pan out in DFS and he actually came into this game with a lower scoring average as a starter compared to coming off the bench. Smart is playing well enough to be owned in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:45 pm
  • James Ennis (right calf) listed out Friday
    James Ennis (right calf) is listed as 'out' for Friday's game.

    Advice: Ennis logged 20 minutes vs. the Knicks on Wednesday but maybe he aggravated his calf injury in the process. His absence should open up more playing time for Wayne Selden, and maybe we'll see Ben McLemore back in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:12 pm
  • Lakers sign Nigel Hayes to 10-day contract
    The Lakers are signing F Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract.

    Advice: Hayes was waived by the Knicks earlier this season and has no fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:06 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:19 pm
  • Joe Ingles bounces back, scores 14 points
    Joe Ingles bounced back on Wednesday with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, four 3-pointers, four assists, one rebound and one steal in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Ingles struggled in a blowout loss on MLK Day with zero points in 20 minutes, and he only attempted one shot. He was more aggressive tonight and it paid dividends, but this did come against the Kings' defense -- we'd like to see him do it again vs. the Knicks on Friday. For now, Ingles remains a low-end option in roto leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • JaMychal Green posts 18 & 13 vs. Knicks
    JaMychal Green racked up 18 points, 13 rebounds (seven offensive), three assists, three 3-pointers and one steal in 27 minutes vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Marc Gasol and Brandan Wright were both away from the team recovering from illnesses, which left the frontcourt very thin. Green, Deyonta Davis and Jarell Martin all saw their roles increase as a result, and Green is quietly building up steam in January. He's averaging 12.0 points, 8.3 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.1 triples this month, and should only see his role expand down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • James Ennis (calf) looks fine Wednesday
    James Ennis (calf) had four points on 2-of-6 shooting, three rebounds and three assists in a home win vs. the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ennis' availability was a rare bit of good injury news for Memphis, which was playing without Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons and Brandan Wright. He was coming off a pair of solid games but should still be viewed skeptically for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. plays 26 minutes Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. played 26 minutes on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one assist.

    Advice: THJ sat out Monday's game as a precaution, as it was the second game of a back-to-back set, but he looked fine in a tough loss at Memphis tonight. He came off the bench again but coach Jeff Hornacek has hinted he could resume starting soon, which would bump Lance Thomas (15 minutes) to the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:00 pm
  • Kyle Lowry gets 18/9/5, hits four 3-pointers
    Kyle Lowry posted 18 points, nine rebound, five assists, four 3-pointers and one steal in a 96-91 win vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lowry avoided punishment for his MLK-Day confrontation with Ben Simmons, which is fortunate for everyone involved. He went 5-of-14 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line tonight, which is a step in the right direction, and it looks like his bruised tailbone is no longer an issue. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:56 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench
    Tim Hardaway Jr. will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: It should only be a matter of time until THJ finds himself back in the starting five, but today will not be the day. Still, he should see 25+ minutes tonight, so he's worth deploying in season-long settings. Michael Beasley's value takes a hit with Hardaway Jr. back in action. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:49 pm
  • James Ennis is available to play
    James Ennis (calf) is available to play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was called questionable to play on Tuesday from what was likely an injury on Monday. He should come off the bench and could be looking at minutes around 20. Ennis isn't worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:08 pm
  • Stanley Johnson will not play Wednesday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is inactive on Wednesday against the Raptors.

    Advice: He did not go through shootaround and the Pistons don't appear to be in a rush to bring him back. Johnson is probably behind Reggie Bullock anyway. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:49 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) 'getting close'
    Kenny Atkinson said that D'Angelo Russell (knee) "looked good" at shootaround on Wednesday and that he's "getting close" to a return.

    Advice: Russell will not play Wednesday vs. the Spurs, but maybe he'll be able to get back to the court for Friday's game against the Heat. We'll have a better idea on his status for Friday's game based on his activity level at practices, but he recently was cleared to go through 5-on-5 work, so there aren't many hurdles left to clear. He'll likely be working with a minutes limit upon his return, but he offers enough upside to warrant ownership in all leagues at this point. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:01 pm
  • Marcus Smart (illness) is questionable
    Marcus Smart (illness) is questionable to play against the 76ers on Thursday.

    Advice: He is not feeling well on Wednesday and did not practice. With Kyrie Irving (shoulder) also questionable, the Celtics could be thin at guard with Terry Rozier, Shane Larkin and Jaylen Brown picking up some extra minutes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:23 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) skips shootaround
    Stanley Johnson (hip) did not go through shootaround and he remains questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Raptors.

    Advice: Johnson skipping shootaround isn't a great sign regarding his status for tonight's game, and we should get official confirmation on his status closer to tip-off. If he's out, Reggie Bullock will continue to flirt with minutes in the mid-30s. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:21 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Head coach Jeff Hornacek indicated on Tuesday that THJ could be returning to the starting lineup for tonight's game, which would shift Lance Thomas back to the second unit. With Hardaway Jr. back on the court, Michael Beasley won't play as much and Courtney Lee's usage will take a hit. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:55 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic plays just 22 minutes in win
    Jusuf Nurkic hit 4-of-9 shots for nine points, seven rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 22 minutes of Tuesday's easy win over the Suns.

    Advice: He played the opening six minutes of the game but was then benched for the rest of the first half, despite not being in foul trouble. His minutes got back on track in the second half, but it is concerning that he's only played 22 and 20 minutes in each of his last two games. Nurkic will look to get back on track against the Pacers on Thursday, and then has a dream matchup against the Mavericks on Saturday. Dallas gets torched by opposing centers every night and Nikola Jokic put them on blast for 29 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block tonight. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:41 pm
  • James Ennis (calf) questionable for Wednesday
    James Ennis (right calf) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: This is the first we're hearing of a calf issue for Ennis, but we'll have a better idea on his status based on what he can do at Wednesday morning's shootaround. If he's out, his minutes will likely be divvied up between Dillon Brooks and Jarell Martin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:03 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) out Wednesday vs. SAS
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Russell did not practice on Tuesday, but he'll be active at Wednesday morning's shootaround. He recently went through a 5-on-5 scrimmage with Brooklyn's G-League affiliate, so he has to be close. His next opportunity to get out there will be Friday against Miami. Allen Crabbe could head back to the second unit once Russell gets back to the court, and Caris LeVert's value could take a hit. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:44 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable for Wed
    Stanley Johnson (strained right hip flexor) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Toronto.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence last Wednesday but reaggravated his hip injury in that contest and was forced to sit out Monday's game vs. Charlotte. Reggie Bullock has played well in Johnson's absence, and the Pistons have plenty of depth on the wing, so it is unlikely Johnson will be able to earn enough playing time to make a fantasy impact even when he is fully healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:03 am
  • Eric Gordon bags three triples in L.A.
    Eric Gordon finished with 19 points over 34 minutes in Monday's 113-102 road loss against the Clippers.

    Advice: Gordon also chipped in with four rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers while going 7-of-21 overall from the floor. He was able to extend his streak with two or more 3-pointers to 14 games dating back to Dec. 16, and he has at least one three in 26 straight contests dating back to Nov. 14. He'll continue to be one of the primary scoring options in H-Town while James Harden (hamstring) is on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 pm
  • Joe Ingles fails to score in loss to Pacers
    Joe Ingles missed his only shot and played just 20 minutes on Monday, failing to score against the Pacers.

    Advice: He only had an assist, a steal and two turnovers on the night, so he actually hurt owners with negative points if you used him in some leagues. He's really tailed off lately, averaging 6.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 35 percent shooting over his last five games. He was returning late eighth-round fantasy value on the season coming into tonight's game, according to Basketballmonster.com, but given how badly he's struggling, you can probably find a more exciting free agent out there. Just don't be surprised if he gets it turned around sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:24 pm
  • James Ennis plays well for Memphis
    James Ennis hit 4-of-6 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 21 minutes of Monday's win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Ennis had 12 points, five boards, a block and two 3-pointers in his previous game, making him worth a watchful eye right now. But Chandler Parsons should be back from his knee injury soon, which could hurt him. And even if Parsons remains out, Ennis would only be a deep-league option at this point. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:45 pm
  • JaMychal Green just missed double-double
    JaMychal Green hit 4-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 11 points, nine rebounds and one assist in Monday's 123-114 win over the Lakers.

    Advice: Green went off for 20 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and a block last Wednesday, then had a five-point dud on Friday before playing fairly well today. He's not going to do much besides score and rebound, and he doesn't exactly destroy those categories, but he's playing well enough to be given a look in most leagues if you're desperate for a big man. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:34 pm
  • Julius Randle quiet in loss to Grizzlies
    Julius Randle played just 22 minutes and had nine points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 2-of-7 shooting in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.

    Advice: Randle is alternating big games with duds right now and the Lakers were getting blown out in this one. Luke Walton rolled mostly with his bench brigade in the second half and this was a disappointing night for Randle, given that both Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball were out with injuries. Randle had 23 points and 15 boards in his previous game and will look to get back on track against the Thunder on Wednesday night. Hang in there with him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:12 pm
  • Michael Beasley strong off the bench
    Michael Beasley finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in 29 minutes off the bench Monday at Brooklyn.

    Advice: Beasley hit 10-of-18 from the field, including 1-of-1 from behind the arc, while adding 2-of-3 from the charity stripe. He also turned it over just three times while contributing a solid plus-12 rating. Beasley bounced back rather nicely after a scoreless effort against New Orleans in just nine minutes Sunday. His fantasy arrow has been point down lately with some erratic performances in the end of December, but this game marked his fourth time hitting 20 or more points in the past six outings and he remains a useful fantasy asset in most formats for his scoring. He was seeing more run with Tim Hardaway Jr. resting, so if you dropped Beasley, don't feel bad. Hardaway Jr. is expected to return Wednesday, limiting Beasley's minutes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:07 pm
  • Kyle Lowry (back) logs 37 minutes in return
    Kyle Lowry (back) struggled with his shot on Monday, scoring 13 points on 3-of-16 shooting to go with one triple, seven boards, four assists, three steals and four turnovers in 37 minutes.

    Advice: While Lowry couldn’t get his shot to drop, he was out there for quality minutes and fell fairly hard on his tailbone a few times without needing to take any plays off, so hopefully, the bruised tailbone will be a non-issue moving forward. He did get ejected from the game with six seconds left after exchanging some choice words with Ben Simmons, and reportedly got into it with Simmons in the hallway after the game, so he could be looking at a suspension here. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:54 pm
  • Reggie Bullock scores 20 in loss to Charlotte
    Reggie Bullock hit 8-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points, four rebounds, one assist and three steals in 35 minutes of Monday's loss to Charlotte.

    Advice: Bullock usually scores and hits some 3-pointers, but the steals were a new wrinkle to his game today. Bullock was fading hard, scoring 10 or fewer points in three straight games, but looked fantastic today. He's mostly a one-trick pony that can score and hit some 3-pointers, so keep that in mind if you make a move on him. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:55 am
  • Hornacek says Hardaway Jr. could start Weds
    Jeff Hornacek said that Tim Hardaway Jr. "quite possibly" could be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Advice: In case you missed it, THJ will be unavailable for the Knicks' MLK Day game against Memphis with it being the second game of a back-to-back set, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll replace Lance Thomas in the starting five on Wednesday. With Hardaway Jr. on the sidelines on Monday, there will be more minutes available for Michael Beasley and Courtney Lee will see a slight uptick in usage. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:28 am
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. ruled out for Monday
    Tim Hardaway Jr. (rest) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

    Advice: THJ appeared to tweak his left leg on Sunday, but coach Jeff Hornacek said THJ is fine and that he's resting on the second game of a back-to-back set. Expect to see him back in the lineup on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies. Michael Beasley will pick up the slack on offense for the second unit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:39 am
  • D'Angelo Russell goes through 5-on-5
    D'Angelo Russell was able to go through a 5-on-5 scrimmage at Monday's practice in the G-League.

    Advice: This was his first 5-on-5 scrimmage since the injury, confirming that Russell should be back any day now. Coach Kenny Atkinson said he would like to see Russell practice with the Nets before returning, so if he practices on Thursday then we could see him make his return on Friday vs. the Heat. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:32 am
  • Kyle Lowry starting, Delon Wright to bench
    Kyle Lowry (back) will start on Monday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: He's officially back after a three-game absence. The Raptors wanted to see him warm up before activating him, so expect them to keep a close eye on him during this game. Delon Wright will head back to the bench, but he was playing really well as a reserve before Lowry's injury. Fred VanVleet is likely the biggest loser in terms of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:27 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) ruled out Monday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) will not play on Monday vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: He had some tightness in his hip when he returned from a five-game absence, so the Pistons will sit him until he's back to 100 percent. Reggie Bullock will see a bump in value and could be a nice source of triples and steals with the Pistons playing four times this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:56 am
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) assigned to G-League
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) has been assigned to the G-League.

    Advice: He'll practice in the G-League while the Nets take on the Knicks, but he'll be recalled right after. This is part of his rehab and maybe he'll go through some 5-on-5 for the first time. He's set to return any day now and should be owned everywhere. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:37 am
  • Kyle Lowry (tailbone) plans to play Monday
    Kyle Lowry (tailbone) said he's planning to play on Monday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Barring a setback in warmups, Lowry will be back in the starting lineup after a three-game absence. Delon Wright would return to the bench if Lowry plays, but he'll still have some value as a combo guard off the bench with Toronto playing four times this week. Fred VanVleet has been on fire lately, but he loses most of his streaming appeal with Lowry back. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:32 am
  • MIN beats POR, finishes homestand perfect 5-0
    The Wolves closed out a perfect 5-0 homestand on Sunday, led by Karl-Anthony Towns' 20 points (6-of-7 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: KAT has racked up nine consecutive double-doubles, and only DeMarcus Cousins has more games with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds this season. The Wolves are surging with 10 wins in their past 14 games, and they're within one game of the Spurs for the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Fantasy owners can sit back and enjoy Towns' production the rest of the way -- as Tom Thibodeau said this weekend, "What’s encouraging is the way KAT is seeing the game right now." Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:18 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic quiet in 20 minutes vs. Wolves
    Jusuf Nurkic had eight points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in just 20 minutes during Sunday's 120-103 loss in Minnesota.

    Advice: The Blazers' big man has struggled with consistency all season, so this is nothing new for fantasy owners. He was coming off a strong effort in 31 minutes on Friday but couldn't keep up with Karl-Anthony Towns defensively tonight, which helps explain the dip in playing time. We expect to see him back in his typical 24-30 minute range in the Blazers' upcoming three-game week. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 9:15 pm
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 25 points, tweaks leg
    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points in 33 minutes during Sunday's overtime loss to the Pelicans but appeared to tweak his left leg on the final possession of the game.

    Advice: He did add two triples, five boards, three dimes, three steals and three turnovers while he was out there, but the main takeaway is the leg injury. The injury occurred on a non-contact play on New York's final possession, and while he was able to walk off the court under his own power, he was sporting an obvious limp. The Knicks play again on Monday in Brooklyn, so it wouldn't be surprising to see THJ hit the sidelines for the second leg of this back-to-back. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 3:58 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) out Monday vs. NYK
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will not play Monday vs. the Knicks, according to multiple sources of Nets Daily.

    Advice: Russell still hasn't been able to go through any 5-on-5 work, although he did recently go through some 3-on-3 drills and looked good according to head coach Kenny Atkinson. The Nets will practice again on Tuesday, and if Russell is able to go through 5-on-5, full-contact work, there's a chance he could make it back out there for Wednesday's game against the Spurs. He's close enough that he needs to be stashed in all leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 12:12 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable Monday
    Stanley Johnson (hip) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence back on Wednesday, but he felt tightness in his hip after just 20 minutes. He's not a big part of the rotation and wasn't able to practice on Saturday, so the Pistons may play it safe and hold him out, especially with the trade deadline coming up. Reggie Bullock should have some low-end value this week for his 3-pointers and steals. Rotoworld.com Jan 14, 8:49 am
  • Reggie Bullock logs 35 minutes w/ Johnson out
    Reggie Bullock missed a potentially game-tying layup at the buzzer vs. Chicago on Saturday, finishing with seven points on 3-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Stanley Johnson (hip) was out tonight due to tightness in his hip, which allowed Bullock to log unfettered minutes as the starting SF. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy ruled out structural damage for Johnson, but Bullock should keep the starting gig even when he's healthy. He's been extremely efficient for the past month with 57.8% field goals and 83.3% free throws, while hitting 2.4 triples per game, so owners might as well ride the hot hand. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 8:49 pm
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) out Saturday vs. CHI
    Stanley Johnson (hip) will not play Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Johnson just got back from a five-game absence, but he felt tightness in his hip flexor after logging 20 minutes on Wednesday, which will again force him to the sidelines tonight. Stan Van Gundy said that he's not dealing with any structural damage, but he's having "mobility issues." For now, we'll consider him questionable for Monday's game against the Hornets, and with him unavailable tonight, there will be more minutes for Reggie Bullock. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 3:46 pm
  • Kyle Lowry (tailbone) out Saturday vs. GSW
    Kyle Lowry (tailbone) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

    Advice: Lowry was doubtful heading into this one, so it's not surprising to see him unavailable. Delon Wright and Fred VanVleet will be splitting the point guard minutes in his absence, while DeMar DeRozan will run the show on offense. The Raptors take on the 76ers in Philly on Monday, and for now, we'll be considering Lowry questionable for that one. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:54 pm
  • Julius Randle double-doubles in overtime win
    Julius Randle posted a 23-point, 15-board double-double during Saturday's overtime win over the Mavs, adding two assists and seven turnovers over 33 minutes.

    Advice: Randle scored the first points of the game for the Lakers, and also hit the game-clinching basket on an impressive putback bucket in OT, so all in all this was a solid performance following Thursday's scoreless outing. With Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Larry Nance Jr. (eye) going down in this one, Randle could be looking at big minutes on Monday in Memphis if neither of those guys can play. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:28 pm
  • D'Angelo Russell (knee) out Saturday vs. WAS
    D'Angelo Russell (knee) will not suit up for Saturday's game against the Wizards.

    Advice: Russell has been going through full-contact practices with Brooklyn's G-League affiliate, which suggests he's on the cusp of a return, so while he won't be taking the court tonight, he needs to be owned everywhere. He's next opportunity to play will come on Monday at home against the Knicks. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 2:22 pm
  • Rudy Gobert (knee) out at least one more week
    Rudy Gobert (knee) was re-evaluated on Saturday and it was determined that he'll need to spend another 7-10 days on the sidelines.

    Advice: Gobert has recently begun going through light practices with non-contact work, so he is making progress. That said, until he's going through 5-on-5, full-contact work, we can assume he's not close. Derrick Favors will continue to hold down the five-spot in his absence, with Thabo Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko moving in and out of the starting five based on the matchup. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 11:48 am
  • Kyle Lowry (back) not expected to play Sat
    Kyle Lowry (bruised tailbone) is listed as questionable on Saturday, but coach Dwane Casey said that Lowry is "closer to doubtful."

    Advice: According to Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewenberg, Lowry is "not expected to play." If Lowry is ruled out, Delon Wright and Fred VanVleet will split minutes at point guard. Wright started in place of Lowry on Thursday and finished with six points, four assists, two rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes. Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 22 points and added four rebounds, four assists and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com Jan 13, 8:44 am
  • Eric Gordon has disastrous shooting night
    Eric Gordon ended up shooting 5-of-19 from the field, including 2-of-12 from behind the 3-point line, finishing with 14 points over 29 minutes Friday in Phoenix.

    Advice: It was Gordon's worst shooting night since a 2-of-12 night in Utah back on Dec. 7. He was still able to extend his streak with two or more 3-pointers to 13 straight outings, and he has at least one triple in 25 straight outings dating back to Nov. 14. He'll continue jacking up shots and will be a secondary or tertiary scoring option behind Chris Paul until James Harden (hamstring) is able to return to the lineup. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 11:01 pm
  • Michael Beasley plays 16 minutes
    Michael Beasley played 16 minutes with Tim Hardaway Jr. (leg) back in the the lineup on Friday vs. the Wolves, scoring 13 points with three assists, one rebound, one block and one triple.

    Advice: Coach Jeff Hornacek said that Beasley's minutes will take a hit with THJ back, as he will use Lance Thomas when he wants defense and Beasley when he needs a scoring punch. "I’m used to dramatic change. I’m used to ups and downs," Beasley said. "If anything happens to where I don’t play anymore, I can’t cry about it. Just got to look forward to tomorrow, get my work in, keep my conditioning up." He was trending up for a few weeks, but now his fantasy arrow is pointing down. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 9:39 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic goes for 19 points in road loss
    Jusuf Nurkic finished with 19 points across 31 minutes in Friday's 119-113 loss at New Orleans.

    Advice: Nurkic was a very efficient 7-of-9 from the field and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe while adding five rebounds, three blocked shots, two assists and a steal. The Pelicans didn't do very well on interior defense and Nurk was able to take advantage. It was a very nice bounce back game after his dud Wednesday in Houston snapped a five-game streak with 10 or more points. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 9:17 pm
  • Hair no problem for Elfrid Payton on Friday
    Elfrid Payton was able to score a team-best 27 points on 9-of-12 shooting in Friday's loss at Washington while adding eight assists, five rebounds and a steal.

    Advice: When Payton is struggling, there is talk that his crazy hairdo gets in the way and affects his shooting vision. He entered the game with just 7.0 points, 5.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game over his past two contests, so the talk was creeping in again. This will silence the critics, as he banged home his only 3-pointer attempt and was 8-of-9 from the free-throw line, too. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 8:45 pm
  • Karl-Anthony Towns scores 23 w/ 15 rebounds
    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 23 points with 15 rebounds, nine assists, one block and two triples in 40 minutes in a 118-108 win over the Knicks on Friday.

    Advice: He was 9-of-15 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line, becoming just the third player this season (Russell Westbrook, LeBron James) to record 23+ points, 15+ rebounds and 9+ assists. This was the third game of his career with nine or more assists and he now has a double-double in eight straight. He's been a monster lately and it's no coincidence that the Wolves have won each of their last four games by 10+ points, tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 8:36 pm
  • Double-double for Aaron Gordon in D.C.
    Aaron Gordon struggled with his shot Friday at Washington, but he was able to scratch out 14 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

    Advice: Gordon was a dismal 4-of-15 from the field, although he was still able to connect for 3-of-6 from behind the 3-point line while flirting with a triple-double. He was late for a team flight earlier in the week, benched in Dallas, and he just hasn't recovered in his two games back in the starting lineup. He is shooting just 8-of-33 (24.2 percent) over the past two outings. Still, the double-double was nice and remains a fantasy option in most formats through thick and thin. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 8:31 pm
  • Kevin Love has strong game in road loss
    Kevin Love finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot across 36 minutes in Friday's 97-95 loss in Indiana.

    Advice: The Cavs are in a bit of a funk, but Love played well in this one. He was 8-of-14 from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the line while leading the team with a plus-9 rating. It was a much-needed good performance after he entered the game shooting just 12-of-43 (27.9 percent) from the floor over his past four outings. He'll look to continue the good work on MLK Day against the visiting Warriors. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 7:09 pm
    GTD
  • Rodney Hood tweaks ankle in loss to CHA
    Rodney Hood tweaked his left ankle on Friday vs. the Hornets, but returned and scored 15 points with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers.

    Advice: He briefly went to the locker room, but the Jazz diagnosed him with a "mild left ankle sprain" and he seemed fine the rest of the evening. Hood hit 4-of-13 shots in the loss and can't seem to snap out of his slump, as he's now averaging 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.4 triples on 33.9% shooting over his last five games. If there's a hot free agent available, we wouldn't blame you for moving on. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 6:57 pm
  • Rodney Hood fined $35k for phone incident
    Rodney Hood has been fined $35,000 for slapping a cell phone out of the hands of a fan on his way back to the locker room on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hood was perturbed after getting ejected from Wednesday's game in just 15 minutes and took his frustrations out on the phone of a fan sitting courtside. The hilarious stunt will cost him a new car, but he won't be facing a suspension, so owners can plan on rolling him out there for Friday's matchup with the Hornets. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 11:23 am
  • Kyle Lowry (back) a GTD for Saturday night
    Coach Dwane Casey said Kyle Lowry (bruised tailbone) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Casey said that Lowry has been doing some light shooting, but is still sore. Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewenberg is skeptical that Lowry will be cleared to return, tweeting "don't bet on [Lowry] playing." The Raptors game tips off at 7:30 pm EST on Saturday, so we should have definitive word by approximately 6:00 pm, when Casey addresses the media pregame. If Lowry is unable to play, Delon Wright and Fred VanVleet would divvy up minutes at point guard. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 9:47 am
  • Stanley Johnson (hip) questionable for Sat
    Stanley Johnson (strained hip) did not practice on Friday and is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

    Advice: Johnson returned from a five-game absence on Wednesday but was held scoreless in 20 minutes of action. In addition, it appears he re-aggravated his hip injury. The Pistons have plenty of depth on the wing, making it difficult for Johnson to secure consistent playing time even when fully healthy. He should be left on waivers in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 9:41 am
  • Beasley may see reduced role w/ THJ returning
    Michael Beasley may see a reduced role once Tim Hardaway Jr. returns to the Knicks lineup.

    Advice: Beasley has been a beast over the last month. In the 14 games the Knicks have played since Dec. 12, Beas is averaging 18.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in just 25.3 minutes. However, with Tim Hardaway Jr. returning to the lineup as soon as this weekend, Beasley is expected to see his playing time drop, according to coach Jeff Hornaeck. "There were nights when Lance [Thomas] didn’t play. There were nights Mike didn’t play. So we’ll probably end up going back to that," said Hornacek. Rotoworld.com Jan 12, 8:17 am
  • Julius Randle fails to score in 18 minutes
    Julius Randle played just 18 minutes and missed all six of his shots, failing to score for the first time this season in Thursday's win over the Spurs.

    Advice: He picked up three fouls in the first half and saw his minutes limited, while Larry Nance had one of his better games of the season. It was a bad combination for Randle, who was coming off a big game on Tuesday when he had 22 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer. Randle had been rolling, but it just wasn't his night. Don't drop him, but do look for him to bounce back against the Mavericks on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Jan 11, 10:50 pm
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.