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  • Kenneth Faried logs nine bench minutes
    Kenneth Faried came off the bench on Sunday for two points and three rebounds in nine minutes.

    Advice: Nikola Jokic was ejected early and Paul Millsap (wrist) didn't play after halftime, but it was guys like Mason Plumlee and Trey Lyles who benefited the most. That speaks volumes about Faried's lack of fantasy appeal in Denver. 19 minutes ago
  • Julius Randle gets 24/7/5, hits 11-of-18 FGs
    Julius Randle lit up the Nuggets on Sunday for a season-high 24 points on 11-of-18 shooting, hitting one 3-pointer with seven rebounds, five assists and two turnovers.

    Advice: Randle played 32 minutes, after logging just 16 minutes vs. Phoenix on Friday, and after the game coach Luke Walton said, "When [Randle] plays like he did tonight, he's as good as anyone in this league]." Nikola Jokic (ejection) and Paul Millsap (wrist) were both out after halftime tonight, and Randle deserves credit for taking advantage of the situation, but we're skeptical since Kyle Kuzma is playing well at PF and Larry Nance (hand) is due back soon. 20 minutes ago
  • Mason Plumlee starts 2nd half for Jokic
    Mason Plumlee started the second half of Sunday's game in place of Nikola Jokic (ejection), finishing with 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and four blocks in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Jokic's ejection was questionable, at best, and there's almost no way that he'll face further punishment from the league. As such, there's no reason to think Plumlee will help fantasy owners vs. the Kings on Monday. He made 4-of-6 shots tonight, but emphasized one of his fantasy weaknesses with a 2-of-10 mark at the FT line. 26 minutes ago
  • Paul Millsap (wrist) awaits X-rays results
    Paul Millsap (left wrist) had X-rays taken after leaving Sunday's game in the first half, but the results aren't yet known.

    Advice: Millsap didn't play after halftime on Sunday, but Denver was trailing by more than 20 points so hopefully this isn't a long-term issue. The X-rays results should be disclosed soon. If Millsap does miss time, Trey Lyles should gain the most, with guys like Juan Hernangomez, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee also picking up the slack. 52 minutes ago
  • Paul Millsap (left wrist sprain) exits Sunday
    Paul Millsap exited Sunday's game with a left wrist sprain, finishing with five points, four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 13 minutes.

    Advice: Millsap headed into the locker room and emerged with his wrist taped in the first half, but Will Barton replaced him in the starting lineup after halftime. This could be a simple precaution, especially since Nikola Jokic was ejected early and Denver trailed by 22 points at halftime, but we'll consider Millsap questionable for Monday's road game in Sacramento. Today, 8:28 pm
  • Robin Lopez posts 16 & 10 in 31 minutes
    Robin Lopez bounced back on Sunday with 16 points and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes vs. the Suns, making 6-of-11 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs.

    Advice: The veteran big man was an uncharacteristic 5-of-16 from the field in his previous two games, with more fouls (seven) than rebounds (five), so it was nice to see him return to form. The Suns' frontcourt isn't formidable defensively, of course, but RoLo gets another promising matchup vs. his brother in L.A. on Tuesday. Today, 8:12 pm
  • Cristiano Felicio plays 12 minutes off bench
    Cristiano Felicio played 12 minutes on Sunday, finishing with three points, two assists and one rebound.

    Advice: Felicio has played at least 10 minutes in every game this season, but he's nowhere near holding fantasy value -- even his 60.0 percent shooting is unimportant, because he's attempted a mere 3.1 shots per game. He's only worth a look in dynasty leagues. Today, 8:12 pm
  • Greg Monroe racks up 10/6/4 in 21 minutes
    Greg Monroe had 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and one block in just 21 minutes of action on Sunday.

    Advice: Monroe didn't play the final 16 minutes of tonight's game, with Alex Len getting the clutch minutes during the Suns' home victory. Tyson Chandler (illness) has been out since Thursday but he's day-to-day, so there's no clear incentive to own Monroe in most leagues. Today, 8:03 pm
  • Nikola Jokic ejected in second quarter Sunday
    Nikola Jokic was ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's game, finishing with six points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 12 minutes.

    Advice: In a wild sequence, Jokic and Nuggets coach Mike Malone were both ejected for yelling at the refs -- Malone may have been trying to get tossed, but Jokic's ejection did not seem deserved. Whether or not the league rescinds a technical foul, it's safe to assume that Jokic will be ready to go vs. Sacramento on Monday. Today, 7:31 pm
  • Andre Drummond gets 20 & 16 w/ full line
    Andre Drummond hauled in nine offensive rebounds on Sunday, finishing with 16 boards, 20 points, four assists, two steals and one block in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Drummond left in the third quarter in obvious pain, apparently due to a left elbow/forearm injury, but he looked fine upon returning. It's possible he banged his funny bone and we'll leave him off the injury report prior to Monday's game vs. Cleveland. Today, 6:35 pm
  • Draymond Green gets roto-friendly line Sunday
    Draymond Green chipped in seven rebounds, eight assists, two blocks, two steals and one 3-pointer on Sunday, but he made just 1-of-8 field goals to finish with five points in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Green is now averaging 8.0 points in his previous three games. Fantasy owners aren't complaining, however, because he continues to stuff the stat sheet elsewhere -- on the season, he's averaging 7.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.2 triples and 1.1 steals. His unique talent seems designed for category-based leagues. Today, 6:03 pm
  • Myles Turner scores 25 points with full line
    Myles Turner broke out for a season-high 25 points during Sunday's road victory, making 11-of-14 shots with two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal in 32 minutes.

    Advice: Since returning from a concussion and neck injury in early November, Turner was averaging a modest 12.0 points, 7.3 boards, 1.1 assists, 0.6 threes and 0.4 blocks. He also posted 2.5 blocks per game in that span, which salvaged his value despite atypically poor percentages -- 41.6% from the field and 70.8% from the FT line. It was only a matter of time before he got back on track as an elite big man, and the buy-low window just slammed shut. Today, 5:02 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas gets benched for 2nd half
    Jonas Valanciunas was benched for nearly the entire second half of action on Sunday, finishing with just four points, seven rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 17 minutes.

    Advice: This was Valanciunas' second four-point stinker in a row, and as long as Dwane Casey is at the helm in Toronto, JV owners can expect plenty of games like this. To Casey's credit, Valanciunas was fairly abysmal on the defensive end, and after the Wizards got off to a quick 12-4 run to begin the second half of action, Valanciunas went to the bench and never touched the floor again. His minutes will be inconsistent throughout the year, making JV an annoying guy to own as long as he's in Toronto. Today, 3:58 pm
  • Serge Ibaka posts low-end line in 26 minutes
    Serge Ibaka (knee) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday, scoring nine points on 4-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes.

    Advice: The Raptors' frontcourt is an absolute mess, with Ibaka, Jonas Valanciunas, Pascal Siakam, Lucas Nogueira and Jakob Poeltl all vying for minutes, and it's beginning to look like a five-way timeshare with minutes falling to whoever happens to be performing best on that day. This was an okay, low-end line for Ibaka, but based on his 51.7 ADP, he's probably leaving a lot of his owners very frustrated this season. Today, 3:39 pm
  • Tyson Chandler, Jared Dudley out Sunday
    Tyson Chandler (illness) and Jared Dudley (knee) will not play vs. the Bulls on Sunday.

    Advice: Chandler has now missed three straight games. He should be healthy to face the Bucks on Wednesday, but in the meantime Greg Monroe will get another chance to improve his trade value, while Alex Len also picks up extra playing time. Today, 3:24 pm
  • Marcin Gortat flirts w/ triple-double in loss
    Marcin Gortat nearly triple-doubled during Sunday's loss to the Raptors, racking up 12 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Advice: Gortat typically isn't a dime-dropper for the Wizards, but with John Wall (knee) unavailable, Gortat was tasked with some increased playmaking responsibilities. He also finished 6-of-11 from the field, and aside from the assists, this is more or less what owners can expect from Gortat as a low-end, double-double guy with solid percentages. Today, 3:11 pm
  • Brandan Wright (right groin) out for Monday
    Brandan Wright (right groin) won't play vs. the Blazers on Monday.

    Advice: Wright didn't return after getting hurt on Saturday and it's no surprise to see him ruled out early for Monday, since groin injuries can take a while to fully heal. Deyonta Davis figures to be the main beneficiary until Wright returns, but he's not a great fantasy option while Marc Gasol is healthy. Today, 2:57 pm
  • Tyson Chandler, Jared Dudley are questionable
    Tyson Chandler (illness) and Jared Dudley (knee) are still questionable to face the Bulls on Sunday.

    Advice: Jay Triano should clarify the status of both players shortly before tip-off, so check back soon if you're targeting the Suns in DFS. Today, 2:53 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) out Sunday vs. Minnesota
    Jon Leuer (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Advice: Leuer has spent the past seven games on the sidelines, and head coach Stan Van Gundy said that Leuer will have an MRI, so we'll be awaiting those results. Eric Moreland and Anthony Tolliver will be splitting Leuer's minutes, but that means very little in fantasy hoops. Today, 2:47 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) probable for Monday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) is probable to play Monday vs. the Spurs.

    Advice: Muscala was available to play on Saturday but didn't actually step foot on the court, which could indicate he's not currently in the rotation. Whether he plays or not, he won't be receiving enough minutes to make a difference in any format. Today, 1:50 pm
  • Miles Plumlee (quad) recalled from G-League
    Miles Plumlee (quad) has been recalled from the G-League.

    Advice: Plumlee has yet to take the court this season as he's been rehabbing a right quad injury, but he could be making his season debut on Monday against the Spurs after getting in two games with Atlanta's G-League affiliate. Still, he won't be earning enough minutes to matter anywhere while the Hawks are at full strength. Today, 1:10 pm
  • David Lee officially retires from the NBA
    David Lee has officially retired from the NBA.

    Advice: Lee was a double-double machine in his prime, spending most of his career in New York and Golden State, and earning an All-Star appearance with each of those teams. He was there for the entire rebuild with the Warriors and didn't make any issue when he lost his spot in the starting five to Draymond Green as the Dubs went for their first championship in 40 years. Lee was a true professional through-and-through and a former first-round stud in fantasy hoops. Today, 12:16 pm
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  • Serge Ibaka (knee) will play Sunday vs. WAS
    Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) will play on Sunday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: He's back after a one-game absence. Ibaka said he hasn't been 100 percent since banging his knee against Boston on Nov. 12, but hopefully the time off helped. Season-long owners can get him active and there's no word of any restrictions. Pascal Siakam is likely headed back to the bench, but he'll be worth deploying in the future if/when Ibaka needs to miss a game. Today, 10:49 am
  • Lakers recall Zubac and Hart
    The Lakers have recalled Ivica Zubac and Josh Hart from the G-League.

    Advice: Both players deserve more run in Los Angeles, but that may not happen consistently until later in the season. Today, 10:12 am
  • Anthony Davis (face) is probable for Monday
    Anthony Davis (face) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: Davis was in the concussion protocol after taking a shot to the head on Friday, but he has been cleared of the concussion diagnosis and is simply dealing with a facial contusion. His fantasy owners dodged a bullet and can go ahead and pencil him into active lineups. Today, 9:13 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 14 points vs. Kings
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks against the Kings on Saturday.

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

    Advice: Sadly, Biggie is out of the rotation and only played in garbage time. Swanigan should find a way to get minutes at some point, but he's an easy drop now. Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Skal has another really bad game
    Skal Labissiere did not score on his eight attempts from the field in his second straight start on Saturday, adding three rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 11 minutes.

    Advice: Oh boy. That makes him 1-of-15 from the field on his two starts this weekend. The good news is the Kings may be playing him, so that's a step in the right direction. The bad news is that he's not very good with his fouls and turnovers matching his points and boards over these two games. Labissiere is purely a stash and coach Dave Joerger could yank him from the rotation at any moment. Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) apparently gets DNP-CD
    Mike Muscala (ankle) didn't play vs. Boston on Saturday.

    Advice: Muscala said he was available, so presumably coach Mike Budenholzer simply didn't include him in the rotation tonight. He's now missed seven straight games, having last played on Nov. 3, and his fantasy value is non-existent with Dewayne Dedmon playing well and John Collins soaking up the backup-center minutes. Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Brandan Wright (right groin) will not return
    Brandan Wright (right groin) will not return on Saturday night.

    Advice: The team ruled him out at half after Wright departed tonight's game with 8:26 left in the second quarter. He was playing well as Marc Gasol's backup and he was even seeing minutes at power forward, so this could be a tough one to overcome for the Grizzlies' second unit. If he needs to miss time, Deyonta Davis could move into the rotation or the Grizzlies could go smaller more often. Yesterday, 6:16 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) now probable
    Updating a previous item, Mason Plumlee (core strain) is probable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: He was questionable earlier this afternoon, but he should be good to go. Expect him to back up Nikola Jokic for 13-15 minutes unless there's a blowout. He's not really a great add in fantasy while Jokic is healthy. Yesterday, 1:30 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) questionable
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Sunday.

    Advice: After an MRI earlier this week, he did play 19 minutes on Friday. If Plumlee is out for this one, Kenneth Faried would likely pick up some extra minutes at the five. Wilson Chandler could also play some four, which may open up minutes for guys like Malik Beasley or Juancho Hernangomez. Yesterday, 12:27 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) available to play Sat
    Mike Muscala (ankle) said he will be available to play Saturday vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Muscala has missed six straight games. He had started five of the previous six contests he played in prior to the ankle injury and averaged 24.2 minutes per game during that stretch. His return will likely eat into the playing time of John Collins. Starter Dewayne Dedmon may see his minutes scaled back slightly as well. Yesterday, 8:09 am
  • Greg Monroe scores six points
    Greg Monroe scored six points with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes against the Lakers on Friday.

    Advice: He had nowhere to go but down after his 20-point, 11-board Suns debut. Monroe is really going to have a tough time hanging around in this up-tempo offense, and he is brutal on defense. It's really hard to buy his long-term upside because it's very likely he's not on the roster in a few months and he would likely be on a team with a lot of weapons. Friday, 11:01 pm
  • Nikola Jokic double-doubles in win
    Nikola Jokic scored 13 points with 11 rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: And here come the Nuggets. Their NBA-high 146 points for this season has helped them rise to sixth in offensive rating, and they're also creeping up in the pace ranks after ranking in the bottom 10 for much of the season -- they're 14th on the season now. Somewhat surprisingly, Jokic was somewhat quiet in this game, but his owners have to love to see Denver's offense is on a roll again. Friday, 10:46 pm
  • Paul Millsap scores 20 points in full line
    Paul Millsap scored 20 points with six rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, two steals and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: October was not fun, but Millsap is having himself quite a month in November. In his last eight games, he averaged 17.6 points, 5.0 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.6 treys. His Atlanta offense and this Denver offense are night and day, but now he seems to have it figured out. If you bought low on Halloween, you're in for a treat. Friday, 10:40 pm
  • Mason Plumlee scores six
    Mason Plumlee scored six points with six rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He had an MRI on his core, but he didn't need to miss time. Plumlee does get some PF minutes next to Nikola Jokic, but there isn't much upside here. Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Skal Labissiere struggles in a start
    Skal Labissiere got a start on Friday against the Blazers, making 1-of-7 from the field for three points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover in 17 minutes.

    Advice: Yuck. This is not what his very patient fantasy owners wanted to see. Labissiere's inconsistency has been the story since he was given a rotation spot last year, so hopefully this one bad game doesn't push him back down the depth chart. He's probably going to be really annoying to own in fantasy, but feel free to give him a look to see what happens. Friday, 10:08 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan flops in a start vs. Kings
    Caleb Swanigan scored two points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in just 10 minutes during his start against the Kings on Friday

    Advice: Coach Terry Stotts has a quick hook for his unestablished players, so Swanigan has some work to do to earn his trust. He'll probably be out of the rotation once Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) comes back. Friday, 9:38 pm
  • Anthony Davis suffers a concussion Friday
    Anthony Davis suffered a concussion on Friday vs. the Nuggets and will not return.

    Advice: His night finished with 17 points (7-of-11 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes. We don't know the severity quite yet and the timetables for concussions can vary quite a bit, so it's too early to speculate on how much time he will miss. Coach Alvin Gentry loves Dante Cunningham for some reason, but it's possible he turns to Cheick Diallo if Davis misses time. Friday, 9:16 pm
  • Anthony Davis (head) goes to locker room
    Anthony Davis went to the locker room on Friday vs. the Nuggets after colliding heads with Nikola Jokic. Friday, 8:59 pm
  • Marcin Gortat scores just two points
    Marcin Gortat scored 11 points with 13 rebounds and one block in 28 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

    Advice: That's better after Hassan Whiteside owned him on Wednesday with only two points. Gortat is what he is as a guy who will flirt with double-doubles and add some blocks. He's a fine hold at a premium position. Friday, 7:27 pm
  • Myles Turner doesn't play down the stretch
    Myles Turner did not play down the stretch against the Pistons on Friday, making 3-of-13 from the field for seven points with five rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Advice: He just didn't have it on offense while the Pacers were rolling with their unit without him in the fourth. Shockingly, Turner missed all 10 shots from within 20 feet in this game, so credit Andre Drummond there. Turner has kind of cooled off since his "I'm back" 21-point, 12-board game on Nov. 7, averaging 9.8 points, 6.6 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.4 treys and 2.6 blocks in those five. The blocks are still making his owners happy, but this presents one of the best buy-low opportunities for one of the hardest categories to add in fantasy. We still view Turner as an elite fantasy asset. Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Labissiere starting, Cauley-Stein to bench
    Skal Labissiere will replace Willie Cauley-Stein in the starting lineup on Friday vs. the Blazers.

    Advice: Strangely enough, the Kings are going to start Zach Randolph at center against Jusuf Nurkic. Good luck with that. Skal definitely deserves more minutes and has shown some really nice flashes this season, but it's hard to add him until we see if he sticks in the first unit. Friday, 6:55 pm
  • Andre Drummond grabs 15 boards
    Andre Drummond scored 11 points with 15 rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks in 35 minutes against the Pacers during a 107-100 loss on Friday.

    Advice: This was a bad loss for the Pistons with a 22-point lead during the third quarter. As for Drummond, that makes it 15 straight games with 12-plus boards, which puts him one shy of Moses Malone's record of 16 straight games with 12-plus boards to start an NBA season. While Drummond's free throw shooting has dropped from that absurd 77.8 percent he had as of Nov. 7, at least he's been at 50 percent or better in each of his last four games. Drummond is a playing big minutes and has a chance at a 20-15 in almost any matchup. Friday, 6:39 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) expected to play
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is expected to play on Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: He had an MRI and it came back clean, and coach Mike Malone said it's just about him playing through the pain. Plumlee is only a deep-league fantasy asset as he's averaging just 15.4 minutes per game as Nikola Jokic's backup. Friday, 5:50 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) ruled out
    Jon Leuer (ankle) is inactive for Friday against the Pacers.

    Advice: He hasn't been expected to play all day. With Leuer out, it will likely be Eric Moreland getting the backup center minutes because Domantas Sabonis is active. If Sabonis is limited, maybe we get some Boban Marjanovic action. Friday, 3:35 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (swollen knee) ruled out Friday
    Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Ibaka has been experiencing soreness since banging his knee on Nov. 12 vs. Boston. He did play through the pain against the Pelicans and Rockets, but he didn't look right. With Ibaka sitting this one out, Paskal Siakam is worth a look if you need short-term help with averages of 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in three fill-in starts, while we should see more of OG Anunoby, and C.J. Miles as well. Friday, 3:32 pm
  • Serge Ibaka (swollen knee) doubtful Friday
    Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) is not expected to play on Friday vs. the Knicks.

    Advice: Ibaka banged his knee in a fall against Boston and has been sore ever since -- this may explain his poor play against the Pelicans and Rockets. With Ibaka likely to sit, Paskal Siakam is probably the biggest winner and has put up averages of 14.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in three fill-in starts. Friday, 3:16 pm
  • Mike Muscala is questionable
    Mike Muscala (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics.

    Advice: The Hawks do have Ersan Ilyasova back now and they could always play John Collins at the four in some situations, so they may not need Muscala much. Collins is going to get almost all of the backup center minutes without Muscala as well. Friday, 1:56 pm
  • Mason Plumlee (core strain) is questionable
    Mason Plumlee (core strain) is questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

    Advice: This is a new injury for Plumlee and it probably happened on Monday with only six minutes against the Blazers. If Plumlee can't play, Kenneth Faried would likely pick up the 10-15 minutes behind Nikola Jokic at center -- Jokic could get in foul trouble against DeMarcus Cousins. Plus, the Nuggets do use two-center lineups at times, so there could be minutes for the perimeter players with Wilson Chandler playing more four at times. Friday, 1:09 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) questionable for Sat
    Coach Mike Budenholzer said Mike Muscala (ankle) participated in "70-80 percent of practice" on Friday "could be available" for Saturday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Muscala, who has missed six straight contests for Atlanta, had started five of the previous six games he played prior to the ankle injury. Dewayne Dedmon and John Collins have logged additional minutes in his absence. Friday, 10:57 am
  • Serge Ibaka (knee) questionable for Friday
    Serge Ibaka (swollen left knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: Ibaka missed one game earlier this season due to swelling his right knee, but this is the first time he's popped up on the injury report for an issue with his left knee. Pascal Siakam started in place of Ibaka that one game Serge missed. Norman Powell (hip) is doubtful, and Delon Wright (shoulder) has been ruled out for Friday, so the Raps will really have to shake up their lineup if Ibaka is unable to play. Siakam, OG Anunoby, and C.J. Miles would all see additional minutes. Friday, 9:26 am
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) doubtful for Friday
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said Jon Leuer (ankle) didn't participate in the walkthrough and is doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: This is not surprising after it was reported that Leuer had a "flare up" on Thursday. Leuer has missed six straight games due to the ankle issue. Eric Moreland will continue to serve as Andre Drummond's primary backup at center. Friday, 9:25 am
  • Greg Monroe scores 20 points with 11 boards
    Greg Monroe scored 20 points in his Suns debut on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 26 minutes during a blowout loss to the Rockets.

    Advice: The Rockets went right at him early in the game and it's part of the reason the Suns were out of it early. The Suns are almost certainly going to be trading him or buying him out at some point because of his expiring contract and maybe this will help them move that along faster than expected. His long-term upside doesn't sound great, but the Suns really don't have much direction. If you want to pick him up to use him before he's dealt and you need a big man, it's not a bad idea. Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Draymond Green scores 11 points
    Draymond Green scored 11 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer against the Celtics on Thursday.

    Advice: The Warriors have some more depth up front this year, so Green came into this game with just 19 percent of his minutes coming without another PF/C next to him -- that's not counting Kevin Durant. He's still right there on most of his averages except on a massive dip from his 2.0 steals last year to 1.1 this year. On the bright side, his efficiency is way up and it's likely just a matter of before the steals start to pile up, so expect him to be an early-round player going forward. Thursday, 8:02 pm
  • Greg Monroe will start at center vs. Rockets
    Greg Monroe will start at center against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: The Suns will get their new trade chip out there in what is going to be a really tough matchup for him. Monroe has not played since Oct. 26 due to his calf injury and has been inactive since the Suns traded for him on Nov. 7. It's very unlikely that Monroe will be on the roster in a couple months and the Suns continue to talk about development of their young players, so the bar shouldn't be very high on Moose. Alex Len should still be able to get minutes in the 20s tonight. Clint Capela is probably in for a big night. Thursday, 5:48 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) had a flare up
    Jon Leuer (ankle) felt tight on Wednesday on and had a "flare up" on Thursday.

    Advice: He did not practice today after he did not play on Wednesday. Leuer was available to play, but the tightness kept him out. If he's out again, Eric Moreland could get minutes in the upper teens like his 19 on Wednesday. Thursday, 1:20 pm
  • Greg Monroe (calf) says he's playing Thursday
    Greg Monroe (calf) said he's been told he will play against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: It will be his debut for his new team and it's still unclear how much he'll play. Monroe has been on the practice court for about a week, so he may be able to get 20-24 minutes. Most indications are that the Suns won't be keeping him for long, so it'll be tough to count on him in the long term. Alex Len should still have a solid role with minutes in the mid 20s. Thursday, 11:27 am
  • Tyson Chandler out Thursday and Friday
    Tyson Chandler (illness) won't play on Thursday or Friday against the Rockets and Lakers.

    Advice: The Suns shut him down for months last season when he was healthy to improve their draft position, so they aren't going to play him at less than 100 percent. It's unclear if Greg Monroe (calf) will make his Suns debut, but Alex Len is in line for a significant workload either way. Thursday, 9:55 am
  • Caleb Swanigan benched after halftime
    Caleb Swanigan started on Wednesday, but he was benched after halftime and finished scoreless with one turnover and no other stats in six minutes.

    Advice: Pat Connaughton started the second half instead of Swanigan. Terry Stotts clearly didn't like what he saw early, matchup-wise, and the Blazers leaned on a lot of small lineups tonight. The result was a victory, which doesn't bode well for Swanigan, but we'll see if he can bounce back vs. the Kings on Friday. Wednesday, 10:50 pm
  • Julius Randle gets blocked five times
    Julius Randle made 2-of-12 from the field for eight points with eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, three turnovers and six fouls in 30 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.

    Advice: The poor shooting line was not because he was missing with five blocks against tonight. He did not enjoy his time against Joel Embiid and was blocked by The Process three times tonight -- Richaun Holmes and Amir Johnson also got him once each. Randle is still doing damage with his role as the backup center, so he's still a hold in standard leagues. Wednesday, 10:45 pm
  • Robin Lopez struggles in 22 mins Wednesday
    Robin Lopez struggled vs. the Thunder with six points on 2-of-6 shooting, two rebounds, one assist and three fouls in 22 minutes.

    Advice: Chicago's starters were routed to begin the game and only Lauri Markkanen played 30+ minutes. That led to extra run for backup big man Cristiano Felicio, who chipped in eight points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 18 minutes. RoLo has been good this year but the Bulls are a rebuilding team, so they're unlikely going to give their 29-year-old center heavy minutes all season. Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas scores 21 points
    Jonas Valanciunas matched his season-high 21 points with six rebounds, two assists, one block and five turnovers in 29 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's played extremely well on defense in his two games against the Pelicans, so that may explain the uptick. This was the first time all season Valanciunas hit double-digit scoring in consecutive games all year. He played just 20.0 minutes per game in his previous games this month, but he's been efficient as a scorer and on the glass. Maybe there's still a chance to buy low on him. Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) gets healthy DNP-CD
    Jon Leuer (sprained left ankle) was available to play on Wednesday but he didn't leave Detroit's bench.

    Advice: Leuer is part of a big-man committee for the Pistons, but tonight it was Eric Moreland playing 19 minutes to finish scoreless with nine boards and two blocks. Neither guy is a fantasy asset while Andre Drummond, Tobias Harris and Anthony Tolliver (nine points in 31 minutes) are healthy. Wednesday, 9:06 pm
  • Anthony Davis scores just 19 points
    Anthony Davis scored 19 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block, three steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes during a 125-116 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday.

    Advice: Surprisingly, he hasn't hit 20 points in three of his last four despite playing 34 minutes in each. He was actually good efficiency wise in all of those, but the usage was the problem with his usage rate ranging from 17.8 to 21.7 in this four-game cold streak. Before this, he was below 22 in just one game, but there's still little reason to be worried. AD is a monster this year and he won't need a 30 usage rate to be fantasy's top player if healthy. Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Myles Turner blocks three shots, plays 33 min
    Myles Turner logged 33 minutes vs. Memphis on Wednesday, finishing with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, five rebounds, four assists and three blocks.

    Advice: Turner hasn't been his dominant self since returning from a concussion, and he admitted that he's "not quite 100 percent." His owners may be growing restless, so this is the ideal time to make some discounted trade offers -- it's only a matter of time before he's back among the center elites. Wednesday, 8:25 pm
  • Marcin Gortat scores just two points
    Marcin Gortat scored two points with five rebounds and two steals in 27 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday.

    Advice: We've seen Hassan Whiteside neutralize some centers, but Gortat played somewhat well besides the box score with good screening and strong defense. He'll have games like this, but he's still flirting with top-100 value at a premium position. He's a fine hold at the end of your roster. Wednesday, 7:41 pm
  • Skal Labissiere benched until garbage time
    Skal Labissiere didn't play until garbage time on Wednesday, finishing with six points, one rebound and one assist in seven minutes.

    Advice: After a period of dwindling playing time, it looked like Skal was trending up with 25 minutes in each of his previous two games. Such is life with coach Dave Joerger. The potential is there and we expect Labissiere to eventually get turned loose, but 12-team owners should look for more reliable options. Wednesday, 7:27 pm
  • Miles Plumlee will rehab in the G-League
    Miles Plumlee (right quad) will suit up for the Hawks' G-League affiliate on Friday and Saturday and then return to the team.

    Advice: Plumlee is on the verge of a return, but there are no guarantees he'll be a consistent part of the rotation in Atlanta this season. Leave him on the wire. Wednesday, 3:00 pm
  • Greg Monroe is questionable for Thursday
    Greg Monroe (calf) is questionable to play against the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: He has been working out for about a week, so he may be over his calf injury. On the other hand, there is plenty of talk of a buyout or trade, so that could be a factor on Monroe's availability. He's not really worth stashing in most formats. Wednesday, 11:56 am
  • Tyson Chandler (illness) questionable vs. HOU
    Tyson Chandler (illness) is questionable to face the Rockets on Thursday.

    Advice: This is not the same thing as his back injury that kept him out of action last week. If Chandler can't play, the Suns could play Alex Len big minutes, assuming he avoids foul trouble. Greg Monroe is also questionable and could possible suit up. Wednesday, 11:54 am
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) available to play Wednesday
    Jon Leuer (ankle) will be available to play Wednesday against Milwaukee.

    Advice: He's spent the past five games on the sidelines, so the Pistons may want to ease him back into things with limited minutes. Anthony Tolliver and Eric Moreland might not play as much tonight, but none of these guys can be considered viable targets in most settings. Wednesday, 9:36 am
  • Myles Turner says he's still not 100 percent
    Myles Turner said he's still not quite 100 percent after missing seven games with a concussion earlier this season.

    Advice: "I'm not quite 100 percent," Turner said Tuesday. "I'm getting there, but I'm not where I want to be yet." Since returning to the court, Turner has been averaging just 27.2 minutes a night to go with 13.2 points, 8.0 boards and 2.3 blocks per contest on 44.1 percent shooting. Nate McMillan has also been experimenting with different lineups, and because he hasn't played Domantas Sabonis much alongside Turner, Sabonis has been eating into Turner's minutes. That's not a trend we'd expect to continue, so now would be a good time to float out some buy-low offers to Turner owners. Wednesday, 8:00 am
  • Serge Ibaka quiet with 5-5-2 line
    Serge Ibaka hit just 2-of-5 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, five rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Rockets.

    Advice: Ibaka had just eight points, six boards, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer on Sunday, and has been a bit disappointing this season. He's averaging 11 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers on 52 percent shooting over his last five games, meaning he's worth holding in all leagues. But he's a far cry from the fantasy beast he was a few years ago in OKC. Tuesday, 7:42 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. Sacramento.

    Advice: It looks like Wednesday will mark Muscala's sixth straight game on the sidelines, which will translate to more minutes for John Collins. Muscala isn't worth hanging onto in most formats. Tuesday, 1:12 pm
  • Ivica Zubac sent down for G-League stint
    Ivica Zubac has been sent down for a G-League stint.

    Advice: Zubac isn't a part of the rotation right now, but he could see his role increased towards the end of the season once player development becomes the primary focus in Los Angeles. However, for now, he belongs on the waiver wire just about everywhere. Tuesday, 1:03 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) questionable for Wednesday
    Stan Van Gundy said Jon Leuer (ankle) participated fully in practice on Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Milwaukee.

    Advice: Leuer has missed five consecutive contests since spraining his ankle back on Halloween. If Leuer is out again on Wednesday, Anthony Tolliver and Eric Moreland will again soak up most of his minutes. Tuesday, 10:58 am
  • Caleb Swanigan will start again on Wednesday
    Coach Terry Stotts said Caleb Swanigan would remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Swanigan made his first career start Monday vs. Denver, sending Noah Vonleh to the bench. Swanigan logged 20 minutes and finished with six points, five rebounds, one assist and two blocks. He'll be an intriguing DFS tournament option on Wednesday, but owners in standard leagues can probably afford to exercise patience and see Swanigan can maintain his starting spot before considering plucking him off the wire. Tuesday, 8:25 am
  • Draymond Green scores season-high 20 points
    Draymond Green scored a season-high 20 points in Monday's 110-100 win over the Magic.

    Advice: The All-Star forward finished an efficient 8-of-11 from the field and hit 1-of-2 free throws, adding five assists, four rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes. Stephen Curry sat this one out with a bruised thigh and Draymond's usage rate climbs from 15.5 to 19.3 with Curry off the floor, so that explains the sudden spike in production. It sounds like Curry will be back on Thursday vs. Boston, but Draymond would be an elite DFS play once again if Curry can't go. Monday, 10:33 pm
  • Nikola Jokic quiet in loss to Blazers
    Nikola Jokic hit just 2-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for six points, seven boards, three assists, three steals and a block in 35 minutes of Monday's loss to Portland.

    Advice: The shooting, points and rebounds were a bit disappointing, but he still came through with a 3-pointer, the steals and a block. He's one of the best fantasy centers alive, although he has shown the ability to disappear at times this season. He's fine, so just keep rolling him out there. Monday, 10:15 pm
  • Paul Millsap drains five treys in loss
    Paul Millsap hit 6-of-16 shots and a season-high five 3-pointers for 18 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block in 34 minutes of Monday's 99-82 loss to the Blazers.

    Advice: Millsap has been a bit disappointing this season, but has been Mr. Consistency in his last four games, scoring 17, 17, 16 and 18 points while averaging 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.8 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers in that span, shooting 44 percent. Millsap appears to be coming on and the fact he knocked down five triples is icing on the cake. Hopefully his slow start will be a distant memory in a couple weeks. Monday, 10:09 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 17 in revenge game
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 17 points (7-of-15 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) against his former Nuggets in a 99-82 win on Monday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes.

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

    Advice: Making his first career start, Swanigan racked up five fouls, but he played well for the most part. The Blazers haven't gotten a lot of production from guys like Moe Harkless and Noah Vonleh, so there's a chance Swanigan sticks in the first unit. Owners in most leagues can monitor his progress from the wire while we see how the rotation develops. Monday, 9:25 pm
  • Julius Randle plays just 19 minutes
    Julius Randle scored eight points with eight rebounds, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Suns on Monday.

    Advice: After logging at least 21 minutes in each of his last three, Randle saw his playing time drop a tad in this win. He hasn't even played a minute next to Brook Lopez in the last five games and he's only played 15 minutes next to Andrew Bogut in that span, so coach Luke Walton hasn't really adjusted Randle's role after the Larry Nance (hand) injury. He's still a fine hold in standard leagues. Monday, 9:15 pm
  • Tyson Chandler scores seven with 15 boards
    Tyson Chandler scored seven points with 15 rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 28 minutes against the Lakers on Monday.

    Advice: That's 28 minutes in back-to-back games for the former Defensive Player of the Year. Chandler closed this game out and he's made all four of his shots from the field in his last two games. The Suns are likely going to keep playing him decent minutes in the 2017 portion of this season, so he may have some short-term value. Monday, 8:52 pm
  • Anthony Davis plays through back scare
    Anthony Davis played through an apparent back injury on Monday and hit 5-of-7 shots for 13 points, 10 rebounds, seven dimes, two steals and four blocks in 38 minutes of a 106-105 win over the Hawks.

    Advice: He slipped on a mop and appeared to tweak his back, but stayed on the court. The 13 points were easily a season low for a full night of work, although he also had a two-point game when he played just five minutes on Oct. 24. He's always an injury risk but he's been able to stay on the court for all but two games early in the season, so now we just have to hope his back feels good when he wakes up in the morning. He should be fine.. Monday, 7:53 pm
  • Caleb Swanigan starting, Vonleh to bench
    Caleb Swanigan is starting on Monday vs. Denver, sending Noah Vonleh to the bench.

    Advice: Interesting. Swanigan has only played in three out of five games in November, but the Blazers are looking to shake things up after a two-game losing streak. We'll let you know how Swanigan fares with the starting lineups, and deep-league owners will want to watch him closely. Monday, 6:58 pm
  • Marcin Gortat ties season high with 18 points
    Marcin Gortat finally got back on track on Monday night, hitting 7-of-11 shots to torch the Kings for 18 points, seven rebounds and a block.

    Advice: The 18 points tied his season high and snapped a streak of three games where he didn't score more than eight points. Gortat's off to a slow start this season, but should be able to average a double-double with a block once he gets back on track. Monday, 6:52 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) ruled out Monday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) won't play on Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: This is Muscala's fifth game on the shelf and he could miss more time as well. Dewayne Dedmon and John Collins will have their hands full with DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis, while Luke Babbitt will see more minutes as well. Monday, 4:22 pm
  • Andre Drummond grabs 17 boards vs. Heat
    Andre Drummond made 3-of-8 FGs and 2-of-4 FTs for eight points on Sunday, but he added a game-high 17 rebounds, four assists and one block in 36 minutes.

    Advice: The Pistons didn't lose during their five-game homestand, improving their record to an impressive 10-3, trailing only the red-hot Celtics in the East. Drummond now has at least 12 rebounds in every game this season, putting him in Moses Malone territory, and he's holding onto top-25 roto value even with his FT% slipping on a nightly basis. Sunday, 4:15 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores eight points in 30 minutes
    Serge Ibaka was quiet in his 30 minutes of floor time on Sunday, scoring eight points on 3-of-4 shooting to go with six rebounds, one 3-pointer, one assist, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

    Advice: The offense in Toronto runs through Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, leaving Ibaka and Jonas Valanciunas to fight over the scraps, and that's how things will continue to be for the Raptors as long as Dwane Casey is at the helm. Valanciunas finished with just six points, three boards and one turnover in his 18 minutes of action, and it's looking like top-75 value will be a best-case scenario for either of these guys. Sunday, 4:00 pm
  • Jusuf Nurkic dismisses back injury, benching
    Jusuf Nurkic dealt with a sore lower back after Friday's game, but he said it's not an issue and he'll be ready to go vs. Denver on Monday.

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

    Advice: This perhaps could explain why Nurkic did not play most of the fourth quarter of Friday's loss, but hopefully, this isn't something that affects his status for Monday's game against the Nuggets. Just to be safe, we'll though him on the injury report, and owners can expect to get another update following Monday morning's shootaround. Stay tuned. Sunday, 2:09 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) doubtful Monday vs. NO
    Mike Muscala (ankle) is doubtful to play Monday vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: This will be Muscala's fifth straight game on the sidelines which will translate to more run for Dewayne Dedmon, John Collins and Luke Babbitt. Muscala isn't worth owning in most leagues. Sunday, 1:50 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) out Sunday vs. the Heat
    Jon Leuer (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Heat.

    Advice: This will be No. 5 on the sidelines for Leuer, and there haven't been many reports of him making much progress, so he should be considered questionable at best for Wednesday's game in Milwaukee. Anthony Tolliver and Eric Moreland will continue to see an uptick in minutes sans Leuer, but that doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. Sunday, 11:31 am
  • Skal Labissiere trying to stay positive
    Skal Labissiere is staying positive about his reduced role in Sacramento.

    Advice: "That’s all you can do," Labissiere said. "I’m going to be happy for my teammates, whoever is playing I’m going to be happy for them, whoever is doing well. That would be selfish on my part to just get caught up in my playing time or whatever. So I just support the guys." He's averaging 13.8 minutes in five November games after averaging 23.1 minutes in his first seven games, but he stepped up on Saturday with a season-high 19 points with six rebounds, one assist and two steals in 25 minutes. Most of the points came in garbage time, but Labissiere's role should eventually become more stable with the Kings playing for lottery balls. He's just a stash for now. Sunday, 7:26 am
  • Tyson Chandler returns to action
    Tyson Chandler (back) scored four points with six rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: After a couple games off, Chandler looked fine despite not being announced as a starter until right before tip. Chandler will eventually lose minutes once the Suns fall out of it and he could be a buyout candidate, as well. He may have some short-term value in deeper leagues. Saturday, 10:45 pm
  • Nikola Jokic puts up 12/17/9 in win
    Nikola Jokic scored 12 points with 17 rebounds, nine assists, one block, four steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

    Advice: Another double-double to get Jokic to No. 6 in rebounds per game, and Jokic also gets back in the 50/40/90 club for FG%, 3P% and FT%. Jokic is only behind DeMarcus Cousins for assists from centers. The Nuggets are starting to play a little faster, so there will be plenty more monster stat lines on the way from the Serbian big man. Saturday, 9:35 pm
  • Draymond Green fills stat sheet vs. Philly
    Draymond Green hit just 3-of-7 shots, but also hit a 3-pointer for 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and five blocked shots as the Warriors crushed the Sixers on Saturday.

    Advice: Green isn't going to be a scoring phenom, but he's averaging 13.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.8 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers on 62 percent shooting over his last five games. Don't be sad if you own him. Beast. Saturday, 9:32 pm
  • Robin Lopez scores 17 in blowout loss
    Robin Lopez finished with 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot across 28 minutes in Saturday's loss at San Antonio.

    Advice: Lopez was a very efficient 8-of-11 from the field, which was like night and day from his 1-of-7 disappearance on Friday night against Indiana. It's uncertain if his sore knee was bugging him Friday, but he certainly looked to be back to 100 percent health in Saturday's game. Truth be told, the blowout and extra rest in the second half probably did him some good. Saturday, 8:47 pm
  • Skal cleans up in garbage time
    Skal Labissiere scored a season-high 19 points with six rebounds, one assist and two steals in 25 minutes against the Knicks during a blowout loss.

    Advice: We'd love to get excited about this, but 14 points came in the second half with the game basically out of reach. Labissiere is still not getting consistent minutes because of matchup reasons, so he's not a reliable fantasy asset right now. The Kings are 3-9. Saturday, 7:44 pm
  • Anthony Davis goes off yet again vs. Clips
    Anthony Davis scored 25 points with 10 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, two steals and one turnover in 40 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Advice: He's just incredible and is racking up the stats all over the place, averaging 26.7 points, 11.5 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 2.2 blocks and 1.1 treys on 58.2 percent from the field and 79.1 percent from the line on the season. Davis' usage rate has dropped to 25.7 this year, but who cares when he's at a beautiful 66.3 TS%? He is fantasy basketball's No. 1 player right now. Stay healthy, big man. Saturday, 7:28 pm
  • Tyson Chandler, Tyler Ulis listed as starters
    Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker, T.J. Warren, Marquese Chriss and Tyson Chandler will start against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: It's a big shake up with Ulis unseating Mike James and Chandler returning to action after missing two games. Alex Len should still get 20-25 minutes tonight, so he's still a hole. We'll let you know how Ulis does, but clearly the Suns want to get him going after a rough start. Saturday, 6:10 pm
  • Tyson Chandler game time; Jared Dudley out
    Tyson Chandler (back) is a game-time decision and Jared Dudley (knee) is out against the Wolves on Saturday.

    Advice: We saw Alex Len get 40 minutes on Friday, so he could be looking at big minutes again. With Jared Dudley out, Dragan Bender would likely see more run if Chandler is out as well. Saturday, 4:21 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) out again on Saturday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) will not play against the Wizards on Saturday.

    Advice: He did travel with the tea, but he'll be held out for his fourth straight. Dewayne Dedmon got himself into foul trouble on Friday, but he still managed a solid 13-point line in 22 minutes. John Collins should get all of the other backup center minutes and Luke Babbitt will likely start again. Saturday, 2:47 pm
  • Game notes have Chandler as probable
    The game notes have Tyson Chandler (back) listed as probable and Jared Dudley (knee) questionable for Saturday against the Wolves.

    Advice: As we always say, trust the process, but don't trust the game notes. Even if Chandler does play, you could say it's a positive that Alex Len won't have to guard Karl-Anthony Towns to start the game. We're considering Chandler questionable. Saturday, 12:10 pm
  • Mike Muscala (ankle) doubtful for Saturday
    Mike Muscala (ankle) is listed as doubtful in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Muscala is making progress and travelling with the team, but it appears he is not yet ready to return to the lineup. Saturday would be his fourth straight game on the sidelines. Luke Babbitt has started each of the Hawks last three games, and is averaging 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.7 treys in 31.1 minutes over that stretch. Saturday, 9:56 am
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) questionable for Sunday
    Coach Stan Van Gundy said Jon Leuer (ankle) was "questionable at best" for Sunday's game vs. the Heat.

    Advice: Leuer has missed four straight games and hasn't suited up since badly spraining his ankle on Halloween. Anthony Tolliver and Eric Moreland have seen more consistent playing time with Leuer out of action. Saturday, 9:36 am
  • Report: Cavs have interest in Greg Monroe
    The Cavs have some interest in Greg Monroe, according to Joe Vardon of

    Advice: Suns GM Ryan McDonough said he's "open to a number of different scenarios" regarding the newly acquired Greg Monroe, including flipping him to a new team. Per Vardon's sources, Cleveland might explore such a deal. Vardon adds: "The Cavs, though flawed, have a crowded rotation already, so pursuing Monroe in any way would probably follow or coincide with other roster changes." Saturday, 8:43 am
  • Jusuf Nurkic scores 21 points vs. Nets
    Jusuf Nurkic scored 21 points with five rebounds and one assist on 10-of-20 shooting in 25 minutes in Friday's 101-97 loss to the Nets.

    Advice: Nurk was benched for the final 11:07 of this game and we're not sure why because he was having his way with the Nets early. The Nets have given up the fifth most fantasy points to centers this season, making coach Terry Stott's decision to pull him even more confusing. We'll look for an explanation, but his owners should expect a monster revenge game against Denver on Monday. For what it's worth, Nurk ate them alive last season with 33 points and 15 rebounds. Friday, 10:10 pm
  • Robin Lopez struggles in Friday's home loss
    Robin Lopez (knee) was in the lineup against Indiana on Friday, but he managed just three points on 1-of-7 shooting across 28 minutes.

    Advice: Lopez was able to grab five rebounds with three assists and two blocked shots, but he certainly was struggling at the offensive end. It was a complete turnaround from his time out in Toronto when he hit 10-of-11 from the floor. Despite the ugly shooting performance it appears safe to plug him back into the active lineup if you reserved him due to his sore knee. Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Myles Turner falls short of double-double
    Myles Turner posted 11 points while adding nine rebounds and three blocked shots in Friday's road win against the Bulls.

    Advice: The team experimented with Turner and Domantas Sabonis being on the court at the same time and Victor Oladipo said after the game that the combination could be "very special". The big man is playing well since returning from injury, averaging 13.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game over the past five outings. Friday, 7:41 pm
  • Andre Drummond dominates with 16/20/7 line
    Andre Drummond turned in a career-high seven assists against the Hawks during a 111-104 win on Friday, adding 16 points, 20 rebounds and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Advice: He was also 4-of-6 from the line and hit two big free throws in the fourth. Drummond also has tied the second-most games with 12-plus rebounds to start a season in the last 40 years (Mose Malone 16, tied with Kevin Love). The Pistons are playing elite defense and offense this year, and are flying high with their 9-3 record. Drummond's strong preseason was no fluke and he's becoming a monster in DFS. Friday, 7:05 pm
  • Jon Leuer (ankle) will not play on Friday
    Jon Leuer (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't been expected to play all day. The Pistons are likely going to use Eric Moreland as a backup five, but maybe we see Boban Marjanovic for a second game in a row. Tobias Harris should see more power forward minutes, which should allow Langston Galloway and Reggie Bullock to get more burn on the wing. Friday, 2:33 pm
  • Robin Lopez (sore knee) will play Friday
    Robin Lopez (sore knee) will play Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Lopez missed Wednesday's practice but was back at it on Thursday. RoLo has been one of the more pleasant fantasy surprises this seasons. He is currently averaging 15.3 points with 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 blocks. He's even knocked down a couple of 3-pointers. Friday, 10:30 am
  • Tyson Chandler (back) ruled out Friday
    Tyson Chandler (back spasms) will not play Friday vs. Orlando.

    Advice: This will be the second straight game on the sideline for Chandler. Alex Len started in place of Tyson on Wednesday but got in early foul trouble and finished with just six points and three rebounds in 19 minutes. Assuming he can avoid early fouls, Len should log 30-plus minutes on Friday and is an intriguing DFS option. Friday, 10:18 am
  • Nikola Jokic adding 3-point shot to arsenal
    Thanks to diligent offseason work, Nikola Jokic is off to a scorching start from behind the 3-point arc.

    Advice: Jokic made 45 treys last season over 71 games, while shooting 32.4 percent from downtown. Over the summer, he focused on improving his long-range game, and the results have been impressive. Jokic has already knocked down 19 triples over his first 11 games and is shooting 41.3 percent. "Watching him work on his game, I’m not surprised by the success that he’s having," said coach Michael Malone. The addition of a reliable 3-point shot increases Jokic's already substantial fantasy value. Friday, 8:01 am
  • Nikola Jokic scores 15 with 11 rebounds
    Nikola Jokic scored 15 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: The Nuggets second unit came to the rescue in this game, so Jokic couldn't match his 41-point masterpiece from Tuesday. He added yet another double-double and he's consistently been dominant on the defensive glass. Jokic and Dwight Howard are the only two players in the NBA with at least a 20 usage rate, a 20 rebounding percentage and at least 30 minutes per game, so his upside is as high as anyone for how often he can add stats. Oh and he's a decent passer. Thursday, 11:01 pm
  • Paul Millsap posts 17/7/5 line with 6 blocks
    Paul Millsap scored 17 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and six blocks in 40 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

    Advice: He's back to being the Millsap we saw a couple years ago. The Nuggets played him at center in this game and he's really been racking up the stats lately. Over the last five, Millsap averaged 17.4 points, 4.2 boards, 3.6 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.0 treys. That buy-low window is just about closed. Thursday, 10:54 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 19 points vs. Pelicans
    Serge Ibaka scored 19 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Pelicans on Thursday.

    Advice: It was one of his best games in the box score and in reality with some terrific defense against Anthony Davis. Ibaka has cleared the 30- minute mark just once on the season prior to his game, but he did play 29 minutes in each of his previous two games. He's not going to play 30 minutes often because the Raptors second unit is one of the best in basketball, but Ibaka is still flirting with mid-round value. He should be a fine hold all year as long as you're not expecting many lines like this gem. Thursday, 7:25 pm
  • Marcin Gortat scores eight points in win
    Marcin Gortat scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Wizards lost five of their last seven games, so Gortat had some strong words for his team prior to the game. "This is super disrespectful. Bottom-line, I feel embarrassed for those games," Gortat said. "We definitely owe a huge apology to our fans for our performance. That's not who we are and that's not who we want to be in the future." With the Hawks and Kings next up on the schedule, the Wizards should be able to build some momentum from tonight's win. Thursday, 7:11 pm
  • Anthony Davis held in check on Thursday
    Anthony Davis scored 18 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks, no turnovers and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Advice: Serge Ibaka did a fine job on Davis in this game to keep him in check for the first time in a non-injury game. Since his injury on Oct. 24, AD posted some ridiculous averages of 31.2 points, 12.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 2.5 blocks and 1.2 treys on 58.8 percent from the field in those previous six games. He'll get a must-see matchup against Blake Griffin on Saturday. Thursday, 7:08 pm
  • Julius Randle scores 11 w/ nine rebounds
    Julius Randle scored 11 points (3-of-6 FGs, 5-of-7 FTs) with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and four turnovers in Thursday's loss to Washington.

    Advice: He continues to play the backup center role, so he hasn't benefitted too much from Larry Nance's (hand) injury. Randle has been frustrated with his playing time this season, and while his play has picked up recently, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that he may not be in the Lakers plans past this season -- he's a restricted free agent and the franchise is hoping to pursue two max contract free agents. At this point, his fantasy owners should be rooting for a trade. Thursday, 6:31 pm
  • Lopez (sore knee) will practice Thursday
    Robin Lopez (sore knee) will practice on Thursday.

    Advice: After sitting out of Wednesday's practice, there is "optimism" that both Lopez and Lauri Markkanen (quad) will be good to go for Friday's game vs. the Pacers. Lopez is having a strong year so far, averaging a career-high 15.3 points with 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 blocks. Thursday, 9:31 am
  • Randle unlikely to stay w/ Lakers in 2018
    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, one player "whose future is very unlikely to continue with the Lakers" is Julius Randle.

    Advice: Randle will be a restricted free agent this summer, but the Lakers plan to chase two max free agents and may not have the cap space to match competitive offers. The Lakers have Kyle Kuzma and Larry Nance, so Randle may be expendable. If they don't see him as part of their long-term plan, expect the Lakers to aggressively shop him before the deadline. Thursday, 7:15 am
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