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  • Stephen Curry w/ NBA season-high seven steals
    Stephen Curry racked up an NBA season-high seven steals vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, adding 19 points, six assists and four rebounds in 33 minutes.

    Advice: The steals tied Curry's personal career-high and the only caveat is that he went 0-of-8 from downtown tonight. Curiously, he has made at least one 3-pointer in 172 of his past 174 games, with both of his blanks coming in road games at Staples Center this season (one each vs. the Lakers and Clippers). Historical footnotes are often all that's left to discuss about Curry, who puts on a brilliant show every time he takes the court. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • J.J. Redick is a ghost in lopsided home loss
    J.J. Redick was invisible vs. the Warriors, scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting with one steal and zero rebounds, assists, blocks or 3-pointers.

    Advice: The Warriors' offensive fireworks tend to overshadow their defense, but they clamped down on the Clippers tonight and nobody had it worse than Redick. He couldn't get open on his usual curls and off screen plays, and the end result is a completely vacant fantasy line. Occasional duds are to be expected and he's still a hold -- he was posting top-100 value in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues before tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Jeff Teague double-doubles vs. Suns
    Jeff Teague scored 19 points with five rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday.

    Advice: The was his first productive game since Paul George returned to the lineup on Sunday. Teague thrived without George on the year and probably won't be as good now that he's back. On the year, Teague's usage rate is 3.0 higher without George while his efficiency is up 7.6 true shooting percentage points, as well. Still, he should flirt with top-50 value going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 15 points in 29 minutes
    Eric Bledsoe made 5-of-13 from the field for 15 points with three rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and four turnovers during a 109-94 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Advice: There is some talk of Bledsoe improving on his jumper, but he hasn't made any shots outside of the paint in his last two games. On the positive side, he did make all five at the charity stripe to get him to a career-high 81.5 percent from the line with his career-high 5.6 attempts. He hasn't quite been up to par on the year, but he just needs to stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Brandon Jennings starts w/ Rose (back) out
    Brandon Jennings started in place of Derrick Rose (sore lower back) on Wednesday, posting 16 points, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

    Advice: This was Rose's first DNP of the season and it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, though an MRI came back clean and he's listed as day-to-day. Jennings can be found on most 12-team waiver wires, so owners in need of a cheap PG should keep him in mind for temporary value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Kyrie Irving scores 28, Kevin Love scores 21
    Kyrie Irving made 9-of-17 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws en route to 28 points on Wednesday, adding four 3-pointers, six assists and two rebounds in 30 minutes.

    Advice: The Knicks were giving up a ridiculous 50.6 points in the paint over their past five games, highest in the NBA, but the Cavs did most of their damage from long range tonight -- they shot a stunning 22-of-40 as a team (55.0 percent). Kevin Love added four triples as part of his 21-point evening, James Jones scored nine points on 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, and the Cavs rolled to an easy 126-94 victory. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Eric Gordon hits eight 3-pointers, scores 26
    Eric Gordon's sprained ankle didn't bother him on Wednesday, as he came off the bench for 26 points with a season-high eight 3-pointers, four boards and two assists in just 24 minutes of action.

    Advice: Gordon scored 12 of the Rockets' season-high 43 first-quarter points, and all but one of his 13 field goal attempts came from downtown tonight. He's found a perfect niche as a 3-point gunner leading Houston's second unit, and his 3.2 triples per game have staked him to top-80 value on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Marcelo Huertas gets seven dimes, five steals
    Marcelo Huertas made his first NBA start vs. the Rockets on Wednesday, finishing a lopsided road loss with 10 points, seven assists, five steals, three rebounds and six turnovers in 31 minutes.

    Advice: The 33-year-old point guard earned the start with both D'Angelo Russell (knee) and Jose Calderon (hamstring) out of commission tonight. Russell is targeting a return next week, but if Huertas earns a few more starts he's worth a look as a DFS and streaming option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson quiet in 35 mins as starter
    Jordan Clarkson started vs. the Rockets but had only seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes of action.

    Advice: It was Clarkson's second start of the season but he couldn't get going against James Harden and the Rockets, disappointing owners who hoped for a big performance. It hasn't been smooth sailing for Clarkson, who is shooting 43.5 percent this season with as many turnovers (2.1 per game) as assists (2.1), but he's still a low-end value with nice rest-of-season potential. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Lou Williams scores hyper-efficient 24 points
    Lou Williams scored 24 points in 25 minutes during Wednesday's road loss in Houston, making 7-of-12 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs with two 3-pointers, three steals and a season-high six turnovers.

    Advice: Sweet Lou was coming off a 38-point, seven-assist, six-rebound eruption on Tuesday, and he's a clear go-to guy with so many ball-handlers injured for L.A. He was posting steady top-100 value even with the team at full strength. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Brandon Ingram logs 33 minutes off bench
    Brandon Ingram shifted to the bench on Wednesday and picked up 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting, seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, one assist, one steal, one block and five turnovers in 33 minutes.

    Advice: Injuries to both Jose Calderon (hamstring) and D'Angelo Russell (knee) have thrust more ball-handling duties to Ingram, who is averaging 1.8 assists and 1.5 turnovers this season. The Lakers have used him to bring the ball up court even at full strength, so it's a skill they clearly want the rookie to develop. Lousy FG percentages and middling counting stats continue to drag down his value, but he's an intriguing pickup if you're looking for rest-of-season sleepers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Garrett Temple fills it up in garbage time
    Garrett Temple scored 17 points with three rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

    Advice: This was a garbage-time special with Temple scoring 11 points in the fourth. He has been in the rotation and he did play 14.8 minutes in the first half tonight, but his usage has been tiny all season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Ben McLemore gets 21 minutes
    Ben McLemore played 21 minutes in a start against the Mavs on Wednesday with nine points, one rebound and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: It wasn't the best game, but at least the Kings starters had success tonight after B-Mac was a DNP-CD in his previous three. Maybe McLemore can get another chance, especially with how coach Dave Joerger had his back in the offseason. He's only a pickup in very deep leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Arron Afflalo gets a DNP-CD
    Arron Afflalo moved to the bench and was a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

    Advice: OK then. Afflalo is only signed on a two-year deal, so the Kings may not view him as a piece going forward. He may get back in the rotation at some point, but his upside is very low. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo triple-doubles in win
    Giannis Antetokounmpo triple-doubled again during a 115-107 win over the Blazers on Wednesday, scoring 15 points with 12 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and four blocks.

    Advice: That's triple-double No. 2 on the season. While the points, assists and boards are cool for Russell Westbrook, Antetokounmpo has been absurd on the defensive stats with 2.2 blocks and 2.3 steals per game. Only David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Gerald Wallace have averaged 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals in a season. Giannis' high dimes tonight also get him over the 6.0 per game threshold. He's currently the No. 3 player in standard leagues and isn't going anywhere for a long, long time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Arron Afflalo back to bench Wednesday
    Arron Afflalo will head back to the Kings bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ben McLemore will take his spot with the starters, and this demotion is nothing new for Afflalo. He has no fantasy appeal outside of very deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:33 pm
  • Ben McLemore, Kosta Koufos will start vs. DAL
    Ben McLemore will start next to Darren Collison, Rudy Gay, Kosta Koufos and DeMarcus Cousins against the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Advice: McLemore was a DNP-CD in the last three games, so this is an interesting tweak for coach Dave Joerger. McLemore is nowhere near on the radar in most leagues, but maybe he can change that for deep leagues with a strong game tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:33 pm
  • Huertas moving to the bench
    Marcelo Huertas will start against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He played a season-high 18 minutes off the bench on Monday night and could get over 20 tonight. Huertas has made just 29.2 percent from the field on the season, but his 2.7 dimes in 9.8 minutes per outing could be noteworthy. There's no need to add him almost anywhere and he remains a very risky DFS punt. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:58 pm
  • Brandon Ingram moves to bench Wednesday
    Brandon Ingram will shift to the Lakers' bench on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ingram and Metta World Peace will be replaced by Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas, as coach Luke Walton looks to get more ball-handling and scoring into his first unit. Ingram should still play around 24-28 minutes, so his fantasy prospects doesn't change much with the benching. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:55 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas starting
    Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas will start against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Coach Luke Walton is adding some extra punch to his first unit and helping out the second unit with Brandon Ingram shifting to the bench. The Lakers are leading the NBA in bench scoring thanks to Clarkson and Lou Williams, who has been on fire. Clarkson did start the second half on Saturday and should see minutes in the mid 30s. His fantasy owners will be hoping for him to snap out of his slump. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:53 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson or Lou Williams may start
    Jordan Clarkson or Lou Williams may start against the Rockets on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The Lakers are running out of guards to use in their first unit, so coach Luke Walton will have to break up his second unit. Williams has been on fire in his last two and should have value regardless. Clarkson played a solid game on Monday and could also get a bump in value with a starting nod. Both are in play for DFS tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:40 pm
  • Brandon Jennings will start Wednesday vs. CLE
    Brandon Jennings will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cavs, with Derrick Rose (back) unavailable.

    Advice: Per-36 minutes this season, Jennings is averaging 11.6 points, 8.6 dimes, 4.4 boards, 1.7 steals and 1.7 triples per contest, so he's certainly on the radar as a potential DFS punt play or streamer option with a favorable matchup against the Cavs.Daily Slant: At or near minimum price across the DFS industry, Jennings is a viable punt play in any format. He should see upwards of 27-29 minutes with upside to clear 30+, and although he'll see more run with ball-dominant players Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, Jennings' ceiling remains very high with big playing time. Punting the PG spots with a Jennings/Marcus Smart duo makes it easier to afford guys like Harden, Cousins and Durant. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:17 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe still working on his jumpers
    Eric Bledsoe said he's worked on his jumper all summer.

    Advice: "I know I can get to the rim," Bledsoe said. "Once I get [the jump shots] to fall, there’s going to be some problems." Bledsoe still only has a 41.5 effective field goal percentage on his shots on the season, but he's up to 48.5 eFG% in his last six. He's also been very busy over his last 10 with a team-high 29.1 usage rate in his 30.8 minutes per game. Expect plenty of big lines going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 am
  • Eric Gordon (ankle) plans to play Wednesday
    Eric Gordon (right ankle) says he feels "fine" and will practice on Tuesday and plans to play Wednesday.

    Advice: Gordon tweaked his right ankle in Monday's win over the Celtics. Gordon has been red-hot of late. Over the Rockets last five games, Gordon is averaging 22.0 points, 3.2 assists and 4.4 three-pointers, while shooting 50.7 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from downtown. Check back prior to Wednesday night just for confirmation, but it appears Gordon should be left in starting lineups. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:37 am
  • Jordan Clarkson plays 38 minutes in loss
    Jordan Clarkson played 38 minutes in Monday's loss to the Jazz, scoring 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

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

    Advice: Incredible. This comes on the heels of a 40-point effort against the Grizzlies on Saturday, so he's clearly stepping up for a Lakers team that recently lost Jose Calderon (hamstring) and Nick Young (calf) to injuries. He hit 13-of-27 shots from the field and hit all eight of his free throws. D'Angelo Russell (knee) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, and with Williams playing out of his mind right now, he's a very nice sell-high candidate. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:16 pm
  • Brandon Ingram struggles in start at PG
    Brandon Ingram made his first career start at point guard on Monday vs. the Jazz, but struggled with four points on 1-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and one block in 25 minutes.

    Advice: He got into some early foul trouble and never really looked comfortable out there. Jose Calderon (hamstring) is out for several weeks in addition to Nick Young (calf), so the minutes are going to be there for the No. 2 overall pick, especially with his ability to play four positions for LA. He's a nice stash for the stretch run. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:09 pm
  • Eric Gordon tweaks his ankle, says he's fine
    Eric Gordon tweaked his ankle in Monday's 107-106 win over the Celtics, but he said he's "fine."

    Advice: He expects to practice on Tuesday and play on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, but we will put him on the injury report to be safe. Gordon scored 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting in the win with two assists, one rebound, one block and four triples in 31 minutes. He's scored 18 or more points in five straight games and needs to be in all fantasy lineups while he's hot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:02 pm
  • J.J. Redick scores 15 points on 15 shots
    J.J. Redick returned from a rest day on Sunday to score 15 points in 31 minutes, adding three rebounds and one assist.

    Advice: Redick shot 5-of-15 from the field and all of his makes were 3-pointers in the first two quarters -- he didn't score after halftime. He's typically more efficient from the field, but otherwise this is exactly the type of line Redick's owners should expect. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:21 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 19 points Sunday
    Brandon Jennings came off the bench on Sunday with 19 points on 5-of-7 FGs and 7-of-7 FTs, adding three assists, one rebound and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Jennings' contributions were crucial for New York tonight, but they're not enough to alter his outlook in most fantasy leagues. He made two triples against a Kings team that gives up the third-most per game (10.4), he hasn't scored double-digit points in consecutive games since Nov. 1-2, and he's committed four turnovers in three straight games. Leave him on the wire in most 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:28 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 31 in easy win vs. PHX
    Stephen Curry needed just 30 minutes to score 31 points against the Suns on Saturday, adding two rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: He went bonkers in the third quarter with 20 points. This was the 16th time in his career he scored at least 20 in a quarter with nine of those 16 coming in the third. Curry has been incredible in the second half at home, posting a 71.1 true shooting percentage in those 10 games. He's being out-shined a bit by Kevin Durant, but Curry's efficiency is almost as good as it was last year. He's been a top-five player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:00 pm
  • Eric Bledsoe scores 27 in loss to Warriors
    Eric Bledsoe hit 10-of-19 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and five steals in Saturday's blowout 138-109 loss to the Warriors.

    Advice: You hardly hear Bledsoe's name this season or see him in the highlight shows, but he's killing it, averaging 22.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five games. He's returning fourth-round value for the season in leagues that don't count turnovers, and his value appears to be climbing right now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 pm
  • Lou Williams scores season-high 40 points
    Lou Williams was a one-man band during a 103-100 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, scoring a season-high 40 points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

    Advice: He was 11-of-20 from the field and made all 14 from the line. Williams seemed like he was due for a blow up, and he finally came through. In the previous seven games without D’Angelo Russell (knee), Williams usage rate has increased to 29.5, but his minutes only increased 0.6 from his season average. This massive game boosted him up two rounds of value on the season, putting him inside the top 65 for standard leagues. He's a bit of a sell-high, but Williams is legit under coach Luke Walton. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:20 pm
  • Brandon Ingram gets 39 minutes
    Brandon Ingram played 39 minutes with nine points, five rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one 3-pointer against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Advice: The Lakers are running out of guards. While he’s been starting at shooting guard in the previous two, Ingram played 49 of his minutes 77 minutes as a small forward. That may change with more guard minutes until the Lakers get some guys back. Ingram hasn't done too much on the stat sheet, but he's a stash in competitive leagues, especially with some solid play on defense. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:10 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson struggles with extra role
    Jordan Clarkson started the second half for Jose Calderon (hamstring) on Saturday, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He didn't get a big bump with Calderon out and he hasn't really done much lately either. Surprisingly, Clarkson’s usage rate has dropped since D’Angelo Russell (knee) went down. Plus, his assist rate is similiar while his efficiency has dropped. Clarkson only has 10th-round value, but he's still a hold. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:07 pm
  • Marcelo Huertas gets in the rotation
    Marcelo Huertas played 14 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with two points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two turnovers.

    Advice: Well, the Lakers are running out of point guards. D'Angelo Russell (knee) is still out and Jose Calderon (hamstring) went down tonight. Considering Calderon's injury history, he's likely out for several games. Huertas would be a candidate to start and could see minutes in the low 20s until Russell comes back. He's only worth a look in deep leagues for now. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:59 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 16 with 5x4
    Giannis Antetokounmpo was up to his old tricks during a 112-103 victory over the Nets on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, five blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

    Advice: That is his second 5x4 in his last three and third in his last six. Antetokounmpo matched his career high in blocks and his 2.2 per game on the year makes him just one of five players above the 2.0 plateau (Davis, Gobert, Whiteside and Turner). He's an incredible shot blocker with his wingspan and is a rim protector quite often, so blocking two per game could definitely happen this year. He's one of the most fun players to own in a long time with first-round value to go with it. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:29 pm
  • Brandon Jennings only gets 19 minutes
    Brandon Jennings scored two points with three rebounds, eight assists and four turnovers in 19 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

    Advice: Derrick Rose and Justin Holiday were both in a good groove, so the minutes were not there for Jennings tonight like they were on Wednesday. Obviously Rose isn't going to be on his game every night, so Jennings will see better days. Still, he's more of a desperate asset for a PG-needy owner in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:56 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson scores 14 points in loss
    Jordan Clarkson scored 14 points with one rebound, one assist, two steals and three treys in 31 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: He only shot 4-of-15 from the field, but did hit all three of his freebies at the line. Clarkson is locked in for minutes in the 30s with Nick Young (calf) and D'Angelo Russell (knee) out, so the big lines will start flowing if he can find his shot -- he's shooting 38.0 percent from the field over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:45 pm
  • Brandon Ingram scores career-high 17 points
    Brandon Ingram started at SG on Friday vs. the Raptors and scored a career-high 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting.

    Advice: Here he comes. The Lakers are ready to set him loose and he played 35 minutes even though the game was a blowout -- no other starter played more than 24 minutes. Ingram added six rebounds, two assists and one trey, and his path to minutes has widened with his ability to play three different positions. With Nick Young (calf) out 2-4 weeks and D'Angelo Russell (knee) still out, Ingram is looking at minutes in the 30s for the foreseeable future. He's a nice pickup in most formats and he should be even better after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:40 pm
  • J.J. Redick (rest) will not play vs. Pelicans
    J.J. Redick (rest) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Friday night.

    Advice: It's scheduled rest on the back end of a back-to-back set. Redick has been on fire with a 23-point game on Thursday, but he is still 32 years old. For tonight, Wes Johnson should get in the rotation while Austin Rivers, Raymond Felton and Jamal Crawford all get boosts in playing time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:39 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starting at SG vs. Raptors
    Brandon Ingram will start at shooting guard against the Raptors on Friday.

    Advice: It's the same starting lineup as Wednesday with Jose Calderon, Luol Deng, Julius Randle and Timofey Mozgov. Ingram played a whopping 41 minutes in that start with a 13.0 usage rate, so maybe he gets more shots tonight. Ingram is worth a long look in DFS and is a pickup in competitive leagues with a ton of playing time headed his way while Nick Young (calf) misses 2-4 weeks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:18 pm
  • Suns looking to get more dimes?
    The Suns are looking to add more passing into their offense.

    Advice: "It’s been stagnant at times," Eric Bledsoe said of the team’s passing. "But at the end of the day, everybody is happy with how the offense is going. The heart of our team is me, Brandon and Devin. We’re going to have the ball the majority of times." The Suns are 29th in dimes per game and lead the NBA in unassisted baskets per game. There shouldn't be much change overall, but more dimes could add more fantasy value to the Phoenix guards. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:33 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 28 points vs. Rockets
    Stephen Curry scored 28 points against the Rockets on Thursday with three rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

    Advice: It's the first time he's fouled out since 2013, which coincidentally was the last time the Rockets beat the Warriors. The Warriors and the Rockets were bombing treys for a record 88 attempts to shatter the old record of 82, which was set last week. Curry's minutes are also surging these days with at least 36 in four straight. He is the No. 4 player in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:14 am
  • Eric Gordon scores 23 points in win
    Eric Gordon scored 23 points during a 132-127 double-overtime win over the Warriors on Thursday, adding one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

    Advice: He hit some clutch buckets with five points in OT and six points in the fourth. The Rockets snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Warriors and are now 12-7 despite a tough schedule to kick off this season. The schedule makers also gave the Rockets a tough task with a game in altitude following a double-OT game against the Warriors. As for Gordon, he's posting seventh-round value on the season and should be around there all year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:50 pm
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 23 in full line
    Giannis Antetokounmpo went berserk during a 111-93 win over the Nets on Thursday, scoring 23 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, four steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in just 30 minutes.

    Advice: The steals numbers are off the charts and it's moved Giannis to No. 3 in steals per game while he's also fifth in blocks per outing. Antetokounmpo made a season-high two treys in this game and hit his first corner trey, which make have lead to some post-game talk on his shooting. After the game, Giannis said he's been invited to work out with Dirk Nowitzki next summer and Giannis also talked about his shot. "My main focus is to shoot without hesitating," Antetokounmpo said. "That's my main focus right now. I don't care if it goes in or it goes out. I just shoot. I have nothing to lose. Just let it fly." If he develops a strong shot, no team is safe. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:09 pm
  • J.J. Redick hits 9-of-13 shots, 4 treys
    J.J. Redick hit 9-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 23 points, two rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes on Thursday.

    Advice: He sat the fourth quarter in a blowout and shot lights-out tonight, tying his career high with eight field goals made in the first half. He's been a bit up and down this season, as shooters will do, but is still averaging 16 points and 2.4 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:14 pm
  • Kyrie Irving lone bright spot for Cavs
    Kyrie Irving hit 8-of-19 shots, a 3-pointer and 11-of-12 free throws for 28 points, but added just two rebounds, two assists and four turnovers in Thursday's ugly loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: This one was over early and the starters all sat for most of the fourth quarter. While Irving's scoring like an elite shooting guard, he doesn't have more than three assists in any of his last four games. LeBron James is really the distributor on this team, so Irving's low assists aren't all that surprising. But if he's not going to dish the ball, at least he's averaging 26.4 points on 52 percent shooting with 3.0 3-pointers per game over his last five. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:59 pm
  • Jeff Teague scores 25 with eight dimes
    Jeff Teague scored 25 points during a 131-109 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, eight assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Pacers defense was a no-show in this loss, but at least their offense didn't suffer too much without Paul George (ankle). Teague was coming in with very little momentum, scoring just 16 points combined in his previous two. He'll get at least one more game without George in a matchup against Chris Paul on Sunday. CP3 held Teague to just seven points on Nov. 30, so it won't be easy for him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:17 pm
  • Brandon Jennings scores 12 points
    Brandon Jennings played 34 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with 12 points, two rebounds, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He played the entire fourth quarter while Derrick Rose played just 3.1 minutes in that frame. Jennings has seen his minutes fluctuate and only played 13 minutes on Monday. Although, Jennings could be looking at a bump in playing time if Courtney Lee (ankle) needs to miss time. He's more of a 14-team guy due to his shooting woes. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:54 pm
  • Clarkson, Williams lead Lakers' bench effort
    Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams each scored 18 points off the bench vs. the Bulls on Wednesday, with Clarkson going 9-of-18 from the field with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

    Advice: The Lakers' bench has averaged 52.4 points per game this season, the most for any team since at least 1985-86. That remarkable fact speaks to how well coach Luke Walton has balanced his young players and veterans, and the Clarkson/Williams duo isn't likely to be separated any time soon. Williams made 4-of-12 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs, with five boards and five assists, and both guys should have expanded roles until Nick Young (calf) returns to action. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:53 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starts, plays 41 minutes
    Brandon Ingram played 41 minutes as the Lakers' starting SG on Wednesday, finishing with eight points (1-of-9 FGs, 6-of-8 FGs), three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

    Advice: Nick Young is out 2-4 weeks with a strained calf, and it looks like Ingram will continue to start in his absence. He was averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 threes in two previous starts, and is worth a long look for short-term production and long-term upside. The fact that he logged 41 minutes tonight is reason enough to consider him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:50 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starting at shooting guard
    Brandon Ingram will start at shooting guard against the Bulls on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nick Young (calf) is going to miss the next 2-4 weeks, so Ingram could get a chance to take this job and run with it. He gets some comparisons to Kevin Durant, who also started at shooting guard in his rookie season. Ingram hasn't played too well in his rookie season, but he's worth a look in most leagues to see if he can heat up. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Brandon Ingram starting for Nick Young (calf)
    Brandon Ingram will start Wednesday's game in place of Nick Young (calf).

    Advice: Ingram will join a starting lineup that includes Jose Calderon, Luol Deng, Julius Randle and Timofey Mozgov. Lakers coach Luke Walton has expressed a preference to keep his second unit intact, but he doesn't have a choice here. Jordan Clarkson should also pick up extra minutes off the bench until Young is able to return in 2-4 weeks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Stephen Curry not planning on leaving GSW
    Stephen Curry stated during a recent interview that he doesn't see himself leaving the Warriors during free agency this offseason.

    Advice: It's too early to be talking about free agency, but it would be an absolute shock to see Curry leave Dub Nation after the team made back-to-back trips to the Finals and installed a coach that won him back-to-back MVP honors. The Warriors will also be able to offer him the most money during free agency, thus tilting the odds in their favors. Curry is currently just the fourth-highest paid player in Golden State, but once he's maxed out this offseason, he'll own one of the richest contracts in the league. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:49 am
  • Eric Gordon heating up, scores 24
    Eric Gordon hit 8-of-17 shots and four 3-pointers for 24 points, two rebounds and one assist in Tuesday's loss to the Jazz.

    Advice: Gordon had 26 points on Sunday and is hot, averaging 21.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 4.7 3-pointers over his last three games. Prior to that he was cold, scoring just nine total points on Nov. 21 and 23, hitting just 4-of-18 shots. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Jordan Clarkson leads Lakers in minutes
    Jordan Clarkson hit 4-of-14 shots for nine points, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 29 minutes against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Clarkson, along with teammate Brandon Ingram, led the Lakers in minutes with 29 on Tuesday night. He has now played at least 29 minutes in four straight games and has attempted no less than 14 shots in each of those games. The Lakers appear to be more inclined in giving Clarkson the playing time during D’Angelo Russell’s absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:21 pm
  • Brandon Ingram leads Lakers in minutes
    Brandon Ingram hit 4-of-10 shots for nine points, three rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block in 29 minutes on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Ingram tied Jordan Clarkson for the most minutes played by a Laker in Tuesday’s loss against the Pelicans. Ingram has now played at least 29 minutes in four consecutive games and has attempted double-digit shots in each of those contests. He could see some more playing time should Nick Young miss time. He is not a must-own player right now, but all signs are pointing in the right direction and he’s not a bad player to be holding right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Antetokounmpo scores 34 w/ monster line
    Giannis Antetokounmpo matched his career-high with 34 points on 13-of-19 shooting in a 118-101 win over the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He posted a monster line with 12 rebounds, five assists, five steals, two blocks, one triple and six turnovers, hitting 7-of-10 from the line. He's also outscored LeBron James in three out of his last four matchups with the Finals MVP. The 21-year-old superstar will be a top-five fantasy play the rest of the way Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:03 pm
  • Lou Williams continues to play well
    Lou Williams hit 5-of-14 shots for 16 points, three rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 22 minutes on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Williams continues to be efficient in the minutes he receives, averaging over a fantasy point per minute. He is averaging a career-high 16.6 points per game and is currently matching his career-high in steals, despite playing the fewest minutes per game since the 2010-11 season. He should be owned in all formats and continues to be a solid contributor in several categories for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:52 pm
  • Stephen Curry scores 25 points in win
    Stephen Curry scored 25 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals, four treys and three turnovers in 38 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Advice: Curry was 6-of-17 from the field and hit 9-of-11 from the line, and this was the eighth time that Curry, Klay Thompson (20 points) and Kevin Durant (25 points) all scored 20+ points in a game this season. The Warriors have won 12 straight games and get a date with the 11-6 Rockets on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:24 pm
  • Arron Afflalo still struggling for Kings
    Arron Afflalo started on Monday and hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points, one rebound and one assist.

    Advice: He has scored eight or fewer points in six of his last seven games and simply isn't getting it done. The Kings would likely have a few more wins if they could find a reliable shooting guard, but that's been an issue for them ever since Ben McLemore arrived on the scene. McLemore didn't even play tonight, while Omri Casspi, Garrett Temple and Matt Barnes were also highly ineffective. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:28 pm
  • Arron Afflalo and Kosta Koufos starting again
    Arron Afflalo and Kosta Koufos will start again on Monday vs. the Wizards.

    Advice: Coach Dave Joerger may shuffle his lineups quite often, but the only three players that should always be penciled into the first unit are Darren Collison, Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins. Afflalo and Koufos are deep-league fantasy assets at best. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:06 pm
  • Arron Afflalo doesn't care about starting
    Arron Afflalo said it doesn't matter to him if he starts or comes off the bench.

    Advice: "You can’t fault a coach for trying to win and trying to find guys that work together," Afflalo said. "But for me personally, I take pride in being a versatile basketball player, so sometimes coaches can see the benefit of me coming off the bench, and sometimes I’m a necessary stability piece in the starting lineup. It just depends." His role is going to fluctuate from game to game, and his season averages of 8.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.7 treys aren't helping fantasy owners. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:13 am
  • Lou Williams scores team-high 21 points
    Lou Williams made 5-of-13 FGs and 9-of-9 FTs to finish a win vs. the Hawks with a team-high 21 points, four rebounds and three assists.

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

    Advice: Clarkson's line would have been even nicer if he shot at his usual 46.3 percent from the field, but few owners will complain with this across-the-board production. He's a steady value whether he's starting or, more likely, coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 9:46 pm
  • Eric Gordon erupts Sunday for 26/5/4, six 3s
    Eric Gordon thrived in 30 bench minutes vs. Portland, scoring 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting with a 6-of-9 mark from downtown, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and just one turnover.

    Advice: Gordon's scoring outburst isn't a complete surprise, as the Blazers have ceded the sixth-most points to opposing benches this season. His off-ball movement got him free for plenty of open looks, and tonight's production was sweet relief for his fantasy owners -- he came in shooting 29.0 percent in his previous three games. Rotoworld.com Nov 27, 9:08 pm
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