Description: Miami guard Dwyane Wade didn't play Tuesday, but is probable for Thursday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Wade should be fine for Thursday's matchup versus the Bulls, but given the state of his knees he could sit out one of the back-to-back games over the weekend. Frustrating? Yes, but it's probably going to play out like this all season long so get used to it.
Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams won't be available for Thursday's game with the Knicks. SOURCE: Brooklyn Nets on Twitter
Insight: This will be his 10th consecutive game on the sidelines with a sprained ankle. Expect Tyshawn Taylor to grab another start at point guard. Taylor scored 12 points with two rebounds and two assists against Denver on Tuesday - so he's no fantasy replacement for D-Will.
Description: Pelicans small forward Al-Farouq Aminu vacuumed up 21 rebounds and had 16 points with three steals Wedneday against the Mavericks.
Insight: Aminu has started 16 of New Orleans' 17 games but came in averaging just 22 minutes per game. However, with Anthony Davis out it appears the team is going to extend Aminu. He has played 75 minutes and compiled 30 points, 30 rebounds and six steals over the last two games.
Description: Detroit center Andre Drummond has cleaned the glass for at least 18 rebounds in each of the first three games this month.
Insight: He had 24 points, 19 rebounds, three blocks and two steals over 38 minutes Wednesday at Milwaukee and is putting up some ridiculous numbers. He's still just 20 years old and won't turn 21 until next August.
Description: Pistons PF Greg Monroe had 18 points, 17 rebounds, three assists and two blocks over 31 minutes Wednesday at Milwaukee.
Insight: After starting out hot, Monroe's play has lagged. He came in averaging just 12.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 0.3 blocks and 10.1 field goals over his previous 12 games. With Josh Smith doing his thing and Andre Drummond breaking out before our eyes, Monroe is going to have a hard time even matching last season's production, much less improving on it.
Description: Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley played 42 minutes and had 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two threes Wednesday against the Suns.
Insight: Beverley has hit exactly 4-of-10 from the field in each of his last three games. He's only averaging 9.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists this season despite playing close to 32 minutes per game. That's not enough production from one of your fantasy point guards.
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap filled the box score with 25 points, nine rebounds, six assists, three blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer Wednesday against the Clippers.
Insight: Millsap has been extremely streaky thoughout his career but it's important not to overreact to either extreme. He's averaging 16.2 points, 7.4 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks this season and should continue to produce something close to those numbers in the long run.
Description: Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson gathered a career-high 21 rebounds and scored 17 points with three blocks Wednesday against the Nuggets.
Insight: Thompson is averaging 11.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game, but while his free-throw percentage is up from .608 last season to .747 his shooting percentage is down from .488 to .421.
Description: Dallas point guard Jose Calderon (ankle) is in uniform for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, according to Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com.
Insight: After missing Saturday's game due to a bone bruise in his ankle, Calderon returned Tuesday and played 33 minutes. It looks like he's going to play in the second game of a back-to-back Wednesday as well.
Description: Utah center Enes Kanter will start Wednesday with Marvin Williams (Achilles) out.
Insight: Kanter has played just 15 minutes per game in three games since returning from an ankle injury. He has averaged 24 minutes, 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds over his last nine games after averaging 34.5 mpg, 16.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 0.8 bpg over his first nine.
Description: Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova (hamstring) will play and won't have a minutes restriction Wednesday in the second game of a back-to-back. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, foxsportswisconsin.com
Insight: Ilyasova missed one game with a hamstring injury and played just 21 minutes off the bench at Boston Tuesday night. He'll come off the bench again Wednesday but should play more. The power forward has been plagued by injuries all season and is averaging just 24 minutes, 8.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 10 games. He's capable of much more.
Description: Spurs center Tiago Splitter will miss Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves due to tightness in his left calf. Look for Boris Diaw to pick up more minutes at center.
Insight: Splitter signed a four-year, $36 million contract extension in July, but he's playing just 21 minutes and averaging 8.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game. He's not a fantasy option, but his absence should help Minnesota's offense Wednesday.
Description: Charlotte small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will miss 4-6 weeks with a non-displaced fracture of his left hand, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist is the fourth player in the last week to break his hand (J.J. Redick, Paul Pierce and Anthony Davis suffered the same injury). Jeff Taylor and Anthony Tolliver are expected to fill in at small forward, but fantasy owners can hold off on adding either of them.
Description: Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams has been playing through a right knee injury. SOURCE: Christopher Vito, Delaware County Daily Times
Insight: Carter-Williams admitted after Tuesday's game that his knee isn't feeling 100 percent, claiming he first injured it Sunday against Detroit. If MCW can't go Friday versus Charlotte, Tony Wroten would get the start at point guard.
Description: X-rays on Nate Robinson's injured wrist came back negative. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Robinson says he should be fine for Wednesday's battle with Cleveland. The pint-sized guard is averaging double-digit points despite playing only 18.2 minutes per game. If one of Denver's starters gets injured, he'll be a must-start.
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo is still waiting to be cleared for full contact. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet New England
Insight: The hope is that he'll be cleared sometime in the next week. Rondo's recovery from a torn ACL is going well but there's still no timetable for his return. Jordan Crawford has been filling in at point guard.
Description: Charlotte small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist fractured his left hand during Tuesday night's loss at Dallas. SOURCE: Rick Bonnell, Charlotte Observer
Insight: This is getting ridiculous. Kidd-Gilchrist is the fourth player in the last week to break his hand (J.J. Redick, Paul Pierce and Anthony Davis suffered the same injury). He's going to be out at least a month. Jeff Taylor is likely to take over Kidd-Gilchrist's spot in the starting lineup.
Description: Memphis guard Mike Conley had an outstanding night Tuesday in a win over Phoenix.
Insight: He finished with 18 points and 14 assists. Conley didn't shoot the ball well on Tuesday (6-for-15) but he took a lot of shots and every fantasy owner knows that quanity is just as important as quality. Conley's 18.3 ppg scoring average this season is easily a career-high.
Description: Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov turned in a sensational effort Tuesday versus Brooklyn.
Insight: He bullied the struggling Nets for 17 points and 20 rebounds in 31 minutes. Mozgov's playing time has been sporadic throughout the season (just 18.9 mpg), but when he's out there, he can certainly make an impact.
Description: Magic forward Glen Davis blew up for 33 points in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: That's a career-high. It helped that the game went into double-overtime but Davis is still a threat to score 20 or more any time he takes the court. Despite Orlando's poor record, Davis, Nikola Vucevic, Victor Oladipo and Arron Afflalo have all made valuable fantasy contributions this season.
Description: Michael Carter-Williams wasn't the only rookie to record a triple-double Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Magic shooting guard Victor Oladipo produced 26 points, ten boards and ten assists in 52 minutes of court time as the Sixers won 126-125 in double-overtime.
Insight: It's the first time in NBA history that two rookies have recorded a triple-double in the same game. Oladipo has averaged 18 ppg over his last five contests. The 21-year-old should be in the conversation for Rookie of the Year.
Description: Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams notched his first career triple-double Tuesday in an overtime win over Orlando.
Insight: He finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and ten assists. It's the first triple-double by a 76ers rookie since Andre Iguodala had one in 2005. Fantasy owners can't be thrilled with all the turnovers (seven on Tuesday) but overall, Carter-Williams' career is off to an impressive start.
Description: Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins won't participate in Tuesday's game against the Thunder. SOURCE: Grant Napear, CBS Sports 1140
Insight: He's out with a sprained ankle. That might explain why Cousins was limited to 21 minutes the other night against Golden State. Patrick Patterson is likely to fill in at center. Jason Thompson could also see some time there.
Description: Magic point guard Jameer Nelson won't be available for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
Insight: It's the third game he's missed with a foot injury. E'Twaun Moore has been serving as the interim point guard but he's produced just 6.0 ppg in his last two contests. Perhaps Nelson will return Friday against New York.
Description: Orlando center Nikola Vucevic is questionable for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Vucevic is once again putting up solid fantasy numbers, averaging 14.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 spg and 1.1 bpg. The Magic don't have anyone who can put up those type numbers if he's sidelined.
Description: Orlando guard Jameer Nelson is questionable for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia due to a sprained left foot.
Insight: Nelson has missed two games in a row with the foot problem. E'Twaun Moore and Victor Oladipo should see increased playing time while Nelson is out of commission. Oladipo has the better fantasy value.
Description: Memphis PF/C Zach Randolph wasn't able to practice on Monday and should be downgraded to doubtful for Tuesday's matchup with Phoenix.
Insight: Randolph sat out Saturday's game with an ingrown toenail. If he has to miss another contest, it will be Ed Davis getting the start at power forward. Randolph is still a solid fantasy guy when he plays, averaging 16.0 ppg, 9.1 rpg.
Description: Dallas point guard Jose Calderon (11.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.9 apg) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Charlotte because of a bone bruise in his right ankle.
Insight: He is going to be a game-time decision. Gal Mekel would get the start if Calderon is sidelined again, though he won't be a great fantasy option. Playing 26 minutes against Minnesota on Saturday, he managed six points and seven assists.
Description: Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (ankle, hamstring, thumb) is questionable heading into Tuesday's game against Boston. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: He's dealing with multiple injuries. For what it's worth, Ilyasova was able to practice on Monday. This year he's averaging 8.2 ppg, a significant dropoff from the 13.2 ppg he posted during the 2012-13 campaign.
Description: Brooklyn guard Deron Williams won't return Tuesday against the Nuggets. SOURCE: Brooklyn Nets on Twitter
Insight: He's missed eight of the last nine games with a sprained ankle. The Nets aren't counting on having D-Will back for Thursday's game either. Expect Tyshawn Taylor to grab another start at point guard.
Description: Los Angeles guard Jordan Farmar will need the next month to recover from a torn hamstring. SOURCE: Mark Medina, L.A. Daily News
Insight: Steve Blake's minutes will increase but other than that, Farmar's injury shouldn't have a major fantasy impact. With Steve Nash contemplating retirement, the Lakers' point guard situation is in flux and could be for the remainder of the season.
Description: Golden State G/F Andre Iguodala won't suit up Tuesday against Toronto. SOURCE: Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: His next opportunity to play would be Friday versus Houston. Iguodala has missed the last five games with a strained hamstring. Harrison Barnes has picked up most of the minutes at small forward in his absence.
Description: Pau Gasol's MRI on Monday revealed a mild ankle sprain. SOURCE: Lakers on Twitter
Insight: The sprain is on his right ankle. The diagnosis basically confirms what we already knew. Gasol will have a few days to rest up before the Lakers' next game Friday against Sacramento. There's a chance Los Angeles might be getting Kobe Bryant back for that game.
Description: Los Angeles guard J.J. Redick won't need surgery on his broken hand. SOURCE: Brad Turner, Los Angeles Times
Insight: His 6-to-8 week recovery timetable hasn't changed. Before the injury, Redick had been off to the best start of his career, averaging 15.8 ppg on 46 percent shooting. Jamal Crawford is going to see big minutes while he's out.
Description: Brooklyn forward Paul Pierce will miss 2-to-4 weeks with a broken hand. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: Pierce suffered the injury during Friday night's blowout loss to Houston. He's had a miserable year, producing just 12.4 ppg in 15 games. Alan Anderson (7.9 ppg) should benefit the most from Pierce's absence.
Description: Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons is still dealing with back spasms and is doubtful for Monday's game against Utah.
Insight: Parsons' back was "really bothering him" during Saturday's game at San Antonio, coach Kevin McHale said, but it didn't stop him from scoring 25 points in 40-plus minutes. Parsons is averaging 17.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.7 threes this season, so it would be a tough blow for fantasy owners if he's out for any length of time.
Description: Pelicans F/C Anthony Davis has a non-displaced fracture to his left hand will will be sidelined indefinitely.
Insight: The 20-year-old Davis has been a man among boys so far this season averaging 18.8 points, 10.2 boards, 3.6 blocks and 1.6 steals per game. The team doesn't have anyone else on their roster that can produce like that.
Description: San Antonio PF/C Boris Diaw is doubtful for Monday's game against Atlanta after suffering a dislocated left middle finger.
Insight: The injury looked a lot worse than it was - no ligament damage. Diaw is a solid role player who is having his best season since 2010-11 (10.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.6 apg), but he's still not on the fantasy radar in most leagues.
Description: Atlanta shooting guard Lou Williams is probable for Monday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: Williams missed the last game because he doesn't play in back-to-back contests while recovering from a knee injury. He's not playing at a fantasy-worthy level yet, but he's still kicking off the rust from a year layoff.
Description: Hawks G/F Kyle Korver will miss Monday's game against San Antonio, according to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: It's the fourth game he's missed due to a bruised rib. Lou Williams, who also missed Saturday's game, could get the start in Korver's place. Williams is still struggling to get his game in order after missing almost a year with a knee injury.
Description: Pistons guard Brandon Jennings had 20 points, 12 assists, six rebounds and three threes Sunday against the 76ers.
Insight: Jennings said this week that he needed to find a better balance between passing and scoring, and he seems to have found it over the last two games as he has averaged 19.5 points and 11 assists. Jennings is averaging 15.9 points and a career-high 8.4 assists per game this season.
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond put up a career-high 31 points on 12-of-15 shooting, 19 rebounds, six steals and two blocks Sunday against the Sixers.
Insight: Philadelphia gave Drummond the Dwight Howard treatment by putting him on the foul line for 18 free throws, just 17 less than he had all season. Drummond made just seven of them (.389), giving him a .321 free-throw percentage on the year. If opponents continue to put the 20-year-old on the foul line it will lead to more points but also will hurt his value in percentage leagues.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick suffered a fracture in his right hand and a tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament Friday night and will miss approximately 6-8 weeks. SOURCE: nba.com
Insight: Redick is averaging 28 minutes, 15.8 points and 1.9 threes this season. The team will have to get Willie Green more involved with Matt Barnes also out following retinal surgery.
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick (wrist) will miss Sunday's game against Indiana, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Redick is dealing with swelling in his wrist and he'll have an MRI Monday. He's averaging 28 minutes, 15.8 points and 1.9 threes this season. Willie Green will likey see his most minutes of the season Sunday, with Jamal Crawford and Jared Dudley also picking up extra time.
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Raptors, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Lawson had X-rays on his right ankle after Friday's game to check out some bone spurs, but he seems to be OK. The Denver guard has averaged 20.9 points, 8.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes over game this season.
Description: Milwaukee guard Brandon Knight had a season-high 20 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and three threes Saturday against Boston.
Insight: Knight appeared to be going back on the shelf when he aggravated his hamstring injury on Nov. 27, but he has played the last two games and averaged 30.5 minutes, 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.0 threes. Luke Ridnour has played just 35 minutes total in that span.
Description: Celtics F/C Jared Sullinger played 33 minutes and had 21 points and 14 rebounds Saturday at Milwaukee.
Insight: It was his second 20-point, 10-rebound game in his last three games. He's averaging 31 minutes, 15.4 points. 9.9 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and 1.3 threes in his last seven games and should be added in most leagues.
Description: Celtics G/F Jeff Green had 18 points Saturday and is averaging 20.4 ppg over his last seven.
Insight: Green's scoring average dropped to 14.5 ppg after he went 2-of-13 from the field for six points from Nov. 16-19, but he has it back up to 16.7 after going off in the last seven games. He has attempted 15.1 field goals and 5.6 free throws per game in that span.
Description: Utah rookie point guard Trey Burke had a season-high 20 points with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and four triples Saturday at Phoenix.
Insight: Burke has attempted 15.3 shots (and 5.0 threes) per game over his last three games. He only hit 37 percent overall but made 46.7 percent of his 3-pointers and all six of his free throws. He should be owned in all leagues now that he's healthy.
Description: Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons is still dealing with back spasms, according to nba.com.
Insight: Parsons' back was "really bothering him" during Saturday's game at San Antonio, coach Kevin McHale said, but it didn't stop him from scoring 25 points in 40-plus minutes. Parsons is averaging 18.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.1 threes over his last 13 games.
Description: The Bulls lost to the Cavaliers Saturday despite forward Luol Deng's 27 points. Deng has scored at least 22 points in each of his last four games and is averaging 25 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 6.0 apg in that span.
Insight: Deng will have to continue to score like this if the Bulls are going to have any shot of making the playoffs without Derrick Rose. With Rose out last season, Deng averaged 16.5 points on 14.6 shots per game. In 15 games this season, he's averaging 14.9 attempts and 18.2 points per game. He's also taking a career-high 5.0 free throws per game and has made 85.3 percent, also a career best.
Description: Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters has reached 20 points in three straight games.
Insight: He made 8-of-10 from the field and had exactly 20 points over 27 minutes off the bench Saturday against Chicago. If he's not traded, Waiters will probably continue to play with the second unit for Mike Brown's squad.