Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson had a big game on Sunday.
Insight: Jackson went 12-of-17 from the field, 4-of-8 from the line, and 3-of-4 from deep. He finished with 31 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and four turnovers. Jackson has founf a home in Detroit.
Description: Clippers point guard Chris Paul had a full stat sheet on Sunday.
Insight: He shot 5-of-9 from the field, 8-of-8 from the line, and 3-of-4 from downtown for 21 points, 10 dimes, three rebounds, two steals, one block, and four turnovers. Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook have somehow made Paul an underrrated option.
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington scored a team-high 19 points during Sunday's loss against the Cavaliers.
Insight: The young Sixers played Cleveland very tough, losing 87-86 with chances to pull the upset. Covingtonshot 7-of-13 fromt he field and 5-of-9 from downtown. He also had four rebounds, one assts, one steal, and one turnover.
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 20 points during Sunday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: Wiggins shot 6-of-15 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, and also chipped in six rebounds, two assists, and five turnovers. He is still the favorite to take home the Rookie of the Year Award.
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard is getting a little bit better each game since returning from his injury.
Insight: Howard recorded a double-double on Sunday with 11 points and 10 rebounds. He took just six shots, so he isn't quite in rhythm yet with the Houston offense. As long as he is in the lineup, though, Howard must be in fantasy lineups.
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall led Washington nealy had a triple-double with 25 points and 12 assists in the loss to the Rockets on Sunday.
Insight: Wall was really the only Washington player who played with any energy. The Wizards played better in the second half and got within six points, but never any closer. Wall was 7-of-17 from the field and 11-for-12 at the line. He also had eight rebounds, four steals and a block.
Description: Rockets guard James Harden had an off-day shooting and still finished with 24 points on Sunday versus the Wizards.
Insight: Harden shot 7-for-20 from the field, including 1-of-6 from the 3-point line. He did go 9-of-10 at the foul line, though, with six assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block. The block was towards the end of the game when Washington was making a run. Bradley Beal took a 3-pointer to try and make the score a two-possession game, but Harden got up to block the shot. Harden is averaging 28.4 ppg in the last five games.
Description: Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson will start on Sunday again for the injured Monta Ellis.
Insight: Jefferson could be the starter for awhile as Ellis has not official return date. Jefferson is averaging 10.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 1.8 3-pointers per game in 11 starts this season, so he is definitely worth a look.
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis will not play on Sunday against the Pacers according to Roto World.
Insight: Ellis is nursing a calf injury which ended his 237 consective games streak. Ellis has no timetable to return. In the meantime, Richard Jefferson will start, and Rajon Rondo will have more fantasy value.
Description: Nuggets point guard Jameer Nelson came off the bench and scored 22 points to led Denver on Saturday versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Nelson also had five assists, four 3-pointers, two rebounds and one steal. Without Danilo Gallinari, Nelson is worth a look in fantasy leagues, but Gallinari should return in the team's next game.
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was 4-for-11 from the field in the, 120-114, victory over the Nuggets on Saturday.
Insight: The poor shooting night led to just eight points for Lillard although he did have 10 assists, three rebounds and a steal. Lillard is in a big of a slump, shooting 33.3 percent from the field in the last three games.
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried did not shoot well on Saturday but still recorded a double-double versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Faried was 3-for-10 from the field but hit eight free throws to finish with 14 points. He also had 10 rebounds. Faried has been very disappointing this season, averaging just 12.0 ppg and 8.7 rpg in 68 games this season.
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a game-high 32 points in the, 120-114, victory over the Nuggets on Saturday.
Insight: Aldridge was 13-for-20 from the field and 5-of-6 at the line. He also had 11 rebounds and two assists. Aldridge has continued to play despite his torn thumb ligament, averaging 23.5 ppg and 8.5 rpg in the last five games. He needs to remain in lineups.
Description: Jazz center Rudy Gobert had 13 points and 15 rebounds in the, 94-89, victory over the Thunder on Saturday.
Insight: Former Jazz center Enes Kanter scored 18 points, but Gobert outrebounded his former teammate 15-11. Gobert only took six shots, but he was 7-for-10 at the line. Gobert also had four blocks, three steals and an assist.
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke came off the bench and led Utah in scoring during the, 94-89, victory over the Thunder.
Insight: Burke was just 8-for-23, including 1-of-8 from the 3-point line, so he didn't shoot all that well, but he did chip in five free throws and lead the team in shot attempts in order to get to 22 points. Burke also had six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Burke is averaging 17.2 ppg in the last five games which includes one game where he only scored six points. That means he has been very impressive in the other four, but it also means he can be a bit inconsistent.
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored 37 points but also turned the ball over nine times on Saturday against the Jazz.
Insight: Westbrook was 12-for-29 from the field, including 3-of-9 from downtown in the loss. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. It was another solid outing except in leagues where turnovers count.
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers on his way to 25 points on Saturday.
Insight: Curry was 6-for-9 from the 3-point line and 8-of-13 from the field overall. In addition to the 25 points, Curry had six assists, four rebounds and a steal. In the last two games, Curry has 14 3-pointers, and he is averaging 28.8 ppg in the last five games.
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic had continued to be productive even with Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson back in the rotation for Chicago.
Insight: Mirotic proved his worth to Chicago when both Butler and Gibson were out with injuries, so coach Tom Thibodeau has continued to give Mirotic big minutes. He played 26 minutes on Saturday and led the Bulls with 24 points. He made three 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds.
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani led New York with 14 points in the blowout loss to the Bulls on Saturday.
Insight: Bargnani also led the Knicks with seven rebounds. The fact he led the team with 14 points and seven rebounds really just says how bad the Knicks really are. Bargnani shot 7-for-15 from the field.
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol had 19 points and 12 rebounds in the, 111-80, victory over the Knicks on Saturday.
Insight: Gasol was 8-for-15 from the field and 3-of-5 at the line. He also had four assists. Gasol has scored a lot in the last five games, averagin 20.4 ppg, but he only has 9.4 rpg over the same stretch. He has averaged 11.8 rpg this season.
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is doubtful for Saturday's game against Oklahoma City due to back spasms. UPDATE: Favors will not play on Saturday.
Insight: He only played 19 minutes on Friday before being sidelined. Trevor Booker should get most of his minutes but doesn't have much fantasy value. Jeremy Evans will also get significant playing time.
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Lee scored 13 points in his last start, shooting 4-for-12 from the floor. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson didn't play in that game, so owners shouldn't expect Lee to receive that many shot attempts again.
Description: Hawks forward Paul Millsap will not play on Saturday. No injury, just a day of reat after clinching home court in the east.
Insight: Millsap is coming off a 21-point, nine rebound performance. He's been solid all season averaging 17.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.8 spg. He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Al Horford (rest), DeMarre Carroll (rest) and Kyle Korver (rest) on the sidelines.
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague has been downgraded to out for Saturday's game.
Insight: The Hawks clinched everything in the east so have the option of sitting guys who aren't 100 percent. Dennis Schroder put up 12 points and 11 assists Friday and could repeat that on Saturday versus Charlotte.
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson played 40 minutes Friday night after Michael Kidd-Gilchrist went down with an ankle injury and figures to play just as much on Saturday night.
Insight: MKG is unlikely to be ready to go just 24 hours later, so figure Henderson for a full workload. He set a season mark with 14 rebounds Friday night along with 11 points, two assists, a steal and a block. Henderson could be worth a flier if MKG is sidelined.
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague rolled his ankle Wednesday, missed Friday night's game against Miami and is doubtful for Saturday.
Insight: The Hawks are close to clinching everything in the east so have the option of sitting guys who aren't 100 percent. Dennis Schroder put up 12 points and 11 assists Friday and could repeat that if he gets another start on Saturday versus Charlotte.
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green will not play Saturday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: No injury, just a day off. The Warriors can afford to rest their guys whenever they feel like it ... to the dismay of their fantasy owners. Green is averaging 11.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.3 bpg - in other words, he's a box score filler.
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard made his presence felt on Friday.
Insight: After recording just four points and seven boards on Wednesday, Howard produced 18 points, four rebounds, two steals, and one block on Friday night in 20 minutes of action. Houston will continue to ease him back in.
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani scored a team-high 25 points during Friday's loss versus Boston.
Insight: He played well, going 10-of-20 from the field, 3-of-4 from the line, and 2-of-5 from deep. Bargnani also had seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and two turnovers. He is the top option for New York right now.
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans recorded a double-double during Friday's win against the Kings.
Insight: He shot 10-of-15 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the line for 25 points, 10 assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers. Evans has looked fantastic running the point.
Description: Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins had a huge game during Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: He had 39 points, 19 boards, two assists, one steal, three blocks, and two turnovers, while shooting 16-of-28 from the field and 7-of-12 from the line. Cousins desperately needs some help around him.
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel scored a team-high 30 points during Friday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: Noel is making a serious run at Rookie of the Year honors. He also finished with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, two turnovers, and shot 12-of-17 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line on the night.
Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson posted a triple-double during Friday's victory against the Magic.
Insight: He finished with 26 points, 11 boards, and 10 assists in just 30 minutes of action. Jackson shot 9-of-19 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the line, and also chipped in one steal, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers.
Description: The news continued to get worse for Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant, who will now undergo bone graft surgery on his right foot.
Insight: He is now officially out for the season, and will need four-to-six months to recover. That would put him on track to enter training camp healthy, but that is a major question at this point in time. Russell Westbrook's value has just risen more, if that is even possible.
Description: Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (hamstring) did not play on Wednesday night and has been downgraded to out for Friday night as well.
Insight: He's dealing with a strained left hamstring and says he should be ready in about a week. Chase Budinger will likely start in Martin's place, and should make for an intriguing daily option after posting 22 points against the Lakers.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal left Wednesday's game with an ankle injury and is questionable for Friday night versus Charlotte.
Insight: The team said it didn't seem too bad after the game and he didn't have his foot in a walking boot or on crutches, so perhaps there is a chance he returns, but he's likely to be a game-time decision at best.