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  • Vernon Carey recalled from G-League
    Vernon Carey Jr. has been recalled from the G-League by the Hornets in the wake of Saturday's COVID protocols news which will sideline LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Mason Plumlee and Jalen McDaniels for the time being. 

    Advice: He's played one minute this season but did have one big game last season when he scored 21 points on April 16. He could be forced into action this week so just keep an eye on him.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 19 minutes ago
  • Kai Jones recalled from G-League
    Hornets center Kai Jones has been recalled from the G-League. 

    Advice: With Mason Plumlee now in COVID protocols it's possible Jones could finally be called into action for the big team. He's appeared in six games this season but has scored a total of just two points.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 26 minutes ago
  • McDaniels, Plumlee enter health & safety protocols
    Jalen McDaniels has entered the COVID-19 health and safety protocols, according to Shams Charania.

    Advice: With McDaniels and Mason Plumlee both out, PJ Washington should start at center for the shorthanded Hornets, while Nick Richards could see a short-term bump in playing time. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:31 am
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  • Plumlee, McDaniels enter health & safety protocols
    Mason Plumlee and Jalen McDaniels have entered COVID-19 health and safety protocols, according to Shams Charania. 

    Advice: The Hornets will already be without LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, so these latest injury announcements really sting (no pun intended). Obviously, Gordon Hayward and Miles Bridges will be needed to carry a heavier workload, but the biggest beneficiary of these frontcourt injuries is PJ Washington, who should start at center until Plumlee is healthy.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:15 am
  • Anthony Davis goes for 27/10/4/1/1 in loss Friday
    Anthony Davis scored 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting (7-of-11 free throws) and added 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers as the Lakers lost to the Clippers 119-115 on Friday.

    Advice: Davis shot 0-of-2 from the three-point line on Friday, and his four missed free throws ended up looming large for the Lakers who shot 13-of-21 from the free-throw line for the game. The Lakes never led in this one and right now are simply not a great basketball team. Davis is having a great season from a fantasy standpoint, and as long as he stays healthy, this shouldn't change. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Draymond racks up six steals and three blocks
    Draymond Green racked up nine points, nine rebounds, nine assists, six steals, three blocks and a triple in a 118-96 win vs. the Suns on Friday.

    Advice: It’s been a long time since we’ve seen defensive stats like these from Draymond that once made him an elite fantasy asset during his prime. Prior to this gem, Draymond was only putting up 9th-round value in 9-cat, averaging 8.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.7 dimes, 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocks. The Warriors get a game vs. the rebuilding Spurs on Saturday, so it makes sense to confirm the status of both Green and Stephen Curry since they rested in their previous back-to-back. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Deandre Ayton scores 23 points vs. GSW
    Deandre Ayton had 23 points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks vs. the Warriors on Friday.

    Advice: Ayton has looked much more involved on offense these days, averaging 16.4 points on 64% shooting in his previous eight games. However, his fantasy value has lagged behind his impact in real life, as his lack of blocks (0.6) in that span is pretty frustrating. He did get a pair tonight though, so we’re hopeful we’ll see some positive regression there since he averaged 1.2 and 1.5 swats in his previous two seasons. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Marcus Morris scores season-high 21 in win Friday
    Marcus Morris scored a season-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting (6-of-9 3-pointers) with two rebounds and one assist as the Clippers beat the Lakers 119-115 on Friday night.

    Advice: Morris had his best game of the season on Friday, and he hit one of the biggest shots of the game to help seal the win for the Clippers. Morris banked in a three-pointer with 7.6 seconds to go that gave the Clippers a 119-113 lead and essentially end the game. Morris at best is a DFS pick, so those that have him probably feel pretty good right now. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Al Horford scores 21 points vs. Utah
    Al Horford had 21 points, nine assists, six rebounds, one steal, one block and three triples vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Advice: Boston was having trouble containing Rudy Gobert, so Robert Williams only played 15 minutes with Horford and Grant Williams getting most of the run. Horford actually leads the Celtics in 9-cat fantasy value right now, and nothing that he's doing seems unsustainable apart from a frothy block rate that is likely to dip a bit. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Maxi Kleber puts up 13 & 9 in loss
    Maxi Kleber put up 13 points, 9 rebounds, one assist, and one steal, but the Mavericks lost to the Pelicans 107-91 on Friday night. 

    Advice: Kleber has scored in double figures in three of his last four games, ironically they have all been 13-point performances. Kleber was one rebound shy of tallying his second double-double of the season, as the first came back in late October against San Antonio. Kleber should get another start on Saturday if Porzingis misses another game, but since the Unicorn sat out tonight with a left knee contusion, he might give it a go on Saturday. We will have more updates as we get closer to tip-off. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Willy Hernangomez puts up double-double off bench
    Willy Hernangomez scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds, three assists, and one block as the Pelicans beat the Mavericks 107-91 on Friday night.

    Advice: Hernangomez got some extra run in Friday's blowout and he made the most of his minutes. In the three games this season that Hernangomez has played at least 20 minutes, he has scored in double figures all three times and tallied two double-doubles. His per-minute value is through the roof, but unfortunately he doesn't get the minutes on a consistent enough basis to be a reliable fantasy option.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:39 pm
  • Alperen Sengun productive in 19 minutes
    Alperen Sengun was productive in 19 minutes vs. Orlando on Friday, scoring 13 points with five assists, three rebounds, one block and a triple. 

    Advice: Christian Wood didn't miss any time with his ankle injury, but Sengun did see a few minutes alongside him tonight while Daniel Theis picked up another DNP-CD. Sengun keeps giving us flashes of upside here and there which is enough for some managers to keep stashing him, and we're still hopeful that he will be unleashed at some point in the second half of the season. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:27 pm
  • Jonas Valanciunas double-doubles in win Friday
    Jonas Valanciunas scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, with three assists, and one steal as the Pelicans beat the Mavericks 107-91 on Friday night.

    Advice: Wednesday was a rare stinker for Valanciunas where he scored just six points on 1-of-8 shooting with five rebounds. But then again, it was a stinker for all of the Pelicans, who got blown out by 32 points by this same Dallas squad. The script was flipped on Friday, and New Orleans got some revenge, while Valanciunas bounced back tallying his fifth double-double in his last six games. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Christian Wood puts up 20/14/4 line vs. ORL
    Christian Wood (ankle) feasted in a 118-116 win vs. Orlando on Friday with 24 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two triples. 

    Advice: Considering he was in a walking boot less than 48 hours ago and didn’t miss a single game, Wood and his fantasy managers are quite fortunate. He was averaging 24.3 points, 15.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 blocks in his previous three full games, so it was great to see him pick up where he left off. He’s playing a lot more center which is helping, but a change in mindset has gone a long way too with coach Stephen Silas talking him up this week. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • John Collins puts up 18/8/2/1 in loss Friday
    John Collins scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting (2-of-5 3-pointers) and added eight rebounds, two blocks, and one steal but the Hawks lost to the Sixers 98-96 on Friday night. 

    Advice: Collins has been one of the most efficient forwards in the league, which makes him ideal for 9-cat formats, and he proves his worth again on Friday. He also provided some solid defensive stats and drilled two triples. Collins did a bit of everything on Friday, but the Hawks couldn't come out with a win. We will see if they can get back in the win column on Sunday against the Hornets. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • Mo Bamba posts big stat line vs. HOU in loss
    Mo Bamba posted another gem of a line vs. the Rockets on Friday with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals, three blocks and three triples. 

    Advice: He just keeps on spoiling fantasy managers. With this gem in the books, Bamba moves inside the top-20 of 9-cat leagues for total value. With his rare blend of blocks and 3-pointers, he's fantasy gold right now and his managers are just hoping that he can stay upright for the entire season after some injury scares earlier in his career.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • Jarred Vanderbilt ties career-high w/ 15 rebounds
    Jarred Vanderbilt grabbed 15 rebounds to go with 10 points, three assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes vs. the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: The Wolves tried to shadow Kevin Durant’s minutes with Vanderbilt, but foul trouble prevented it from being a full-time assignment. Still, it’s pretty telling how highly the Wolves think of Vando, and his head coach and several players are on the record saying he deserves to be an All-Defensive player. Since winning the starting job, Vanderbilt has been a mid-round fantasy value for his ability to rack up boards, dimes, steals and blocks on elite efficiency. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Naz Reid plays well in fill-in start, scores 19
    Naz Reid thrived in a fill-in start at center on Friday vs. the Nets, scoring 19 points with seven boards, one assist and three triples in 34 minutes. 

    Advice: Reid was a no-brainer in both DFS and standard leagues tonight in the absence of Karl-Anthony Towns. Reid is a monster on a per-minute basis, and has a per-36 line of 20.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.6 dimes, 1.3 steals, 2.5 blocks and 1.7 triples with KAT off the court this season. There’s a good chance KAT is back next game, but if he’s not, you know what to do. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:32 pm
  • Joel Embiid puts up 28 & 12 in win over Atlanta
    Joel Embiid put up 28 points on 10-of-23 shooting with 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and one steal as the Sixers beat the Hawks 98-96 on Friday night.

    Advice: Embiid got off to a bit of a slow start, but he picked it up late and willed his team to a victory over the Hawks in what has become a bit of a rivalry in the Eastern Conference. The big fella made just 1-of-3 three-pointers but knocked down 7-of-8 foul shots with three turnovers in the win. Georges Niang played well as well scoring 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting (3-of-5 3-pointers) and added four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 29 minutes.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:28 pm
  • Nicolas Claxton plays three minutes
    Nicolas Claxton returned to action on Friday vs. the Wolves with three fouls and one turnover in three minutes. 

    Advice: He had one of the strangest absences for a non-COVID illness that seemingly lasted forever. The Nets never gave us any insight into what was going on, but it's good to see him back. That said, he doesn't look like the promising player we saw last season for reasons unknown, and it looks like the Nets are content to ride LaMarcus Aldridge. Claxton can be left on the wire. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 7:20 pm
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