Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons hit three 3-pointers and was 7-of-11 from the field as he led Dallas with 19 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Monta Ellis also had 19 points, but it wasn't nearly enough as Dallas lost to Memphis, 109-90. Parsons had three assists and two rebounds in addition to his 19 points. Parsons is averaging over 15 ppg.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded his 10th straight double-double on Tuesday.
Insight: Randolph had 22 points, going 10-of-15 from the field, and 10 rebounds. He also had two assists. Randolph is about the surest thing there is in daily fantasy basketball. Since returning from his injury, Randolph has been averaging 19.3 ppg and 13.4 rpg, but in season-long leagues, we still advise to sell high on Randolph.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall is starting versus the Lakers on Tuesday.
Insight: The Wizards took the "game-time decision" tag very literally as the team did not announce Wall would be playing until about tip off. There is virtually no time to put Wall back in the lineup if owners took the conversative approach. Hopefully, you left him in the lineup.
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond blocked a career-high six shots on Tuesday.
Insight: Drummond added 12 points and 17 rebounds in what was a massive fantasy night. He did shoot just 6-of-17 from the field and 0-for-4 at the line, but fantasy owners will take the totals in the points, rebounds and blocks categories.
Description: Heat guard Mario Chalmers was very efficient on Tuesday night.
Insight: He went 6-of-9 from the field and 8-of-12 from the field for 21 points, eight assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, one block, and one turnover. Chalmers is ranked outside the top 100 in standard leagues.
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside posted an impressive double-double during Tuesday's loss against the Bucks.
Insight: He had 16 points and 16 boards, and shot 6-of-12 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. Whiteside's value is slightly limited, due to him not being a full-time starter, but he is still worth owning in all leagues.
Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin just missed a double-double on Tuesday versus the Cavaliers.
Insight: Augustin followed up his 35-point line from Sunday with 19 points and nine assists on Tuesday. He started slow but hit three 3-pointers in the second half. He was 8-of-15 from the field overall with four rebounds and two steals. Pick Augustin up if he is still available.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored 32 points in the, 103-95, victory over the Pistons on Tuesday.
Insight: That was good enough to lead Cleveland to its seventh straight victory. James was 11-of-24 from the field with seven assists, six rebounds and a steal. James was 10-of-11 from the free-throw line as well.
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade left Tuesday's game with a right hamstring strain according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Wade has been dealing with these hamstring problems for a long time now, so owners should not be surprised by the news. This is a big problem for the Heat, who do not have a true backup shooting guard. Wade had 12 points, four assists, two steals and a rebound before his departure.
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside is going to start on Tuesday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Whiteside had a massive game on Sunday where he had 14 points, 13 rebounds and a franchise record 12 blocks, so the Heat are riding the hot hand. He has another favorable matchup versus the Bucks on Tuesday.
Description: Pacers point guard George Hill will be on a minutes limit for the foreseeable future.
Insight: He will likely top out around 20 minutes per game, but even with that, Hill is still worth owning in all leagues. He will be the starting point guard, and will eventually get the restriction lifted.
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young sprained his right ankle in practice Monday and has been downgraded to out for Tuesday against Washington.
Insight: After posting 17 points Friday night, Young looked like he didn't want to be out there on Sunday going 0-for 2 with three turnovers in eight minutes. Wayne Ellington and Wes Johnson will see an increase in fantasy value.
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Milwaukee due to a sore left calf.
Insight: Deng missed the morning shootaround and will be a game-time decision at best. Too bad as he's played well in his last two games, including a 15-point, 10 rebound game versus Chicago on Sunday. Danny Granger would see more time if Deng is a no-go.
Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings had his left Achilles surgery Monday and will miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: D.J Augustin is the best fantasy add option and he proved it with a 35-point, four-rebound, eight-assist Sunday night against Toronto. But if you didn't already pick him up it's probably too late.
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes suffered an abdominal strain in the fourth quarter of Monday's game against Denver.
Insight: Call him questionable for Wednesday until we hear more news. Barnes' fantasy value is limited (9.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.3 apg), but his absence would likely end up in the Clippers playing more three guard offense with Jamal Crawford seeing an increase in playing time and shot opportunities.
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner left the Monday night game for a time after re-injuring his thumb.
Insight: He played just 21 minutes, scoring nine points with three rebounds and four assists. X-rays were negative, but his Wednesday status is to be determined. He's been a solid fantasy option since become the Celtics starting point guard.
Description: Jazz guard Dante Exum played 25 minutes without scoring a point.
Insight: Exum likely disappointed fantasy owners after posting 15 and 13 points in his previous two games. But he's a rookie and inconsistency is what rookies do. Trey Burke was the leader of the Jazz backcourt Monday night.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin salvaged a bad shooting night after starting 1-of-8, to score 14 points with nine rebounds and 10 assists.
Insight: Griffin was 6-of-17 from the field. It's the third time this season he posted double-digit assists as he came very close to his first triple-double of the season. He's still a fantasy stud, though owners would like to see more rebounding. His 7.6 rebounds per game is the lowest of his career.
Description: Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng grabbed 18 rebounds in a loss Monday versus Oklahoma City.
Insight: The good news for fantasy owners is that Dieng continues to start even with Nikola Pekovic back with the starters as well. Dieng also had six points, two assists, three blocks, one steal, and two turnovers in 36 minutes of action. He is still worthy of a roster spot.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double with six assists on Monday night.
Insight: He had 24 points and 10 boards in a win over the Magic. Randolph went 8-of-13 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the line, and also had one steal, one block, and three turnovers to complete is productive evening.
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had a solid line on Monday night.
Insight: He went 6-of-11 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line for 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and three turnovers. Oladipo is just a top-80 option in standard leagues this season, but over the past 30 days he has been significantly better (top-30).
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams (head) is expected to play Monday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Adams is also expected to start after missing Sunday's game with migraines. However, owners should not worry too much about his value, with Adams being ranked outside the top 200 in standard leagues.
Description: Memphis guard/forward Tony Allen (ankle) will miss Monday's game against the Magic.
Insight: He has a sprained ankle, but it is not considered serious. Allen's value is limited, and his absence is probably most beneficial to Victor Oladipo, who will not have to deal with one of the league's toughest defenders.
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (toe) will miss Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: He is dealing with a left great toe sprain that he sustained Sunday versus Cleveland. Durant tried to give it a go, as he went through warmups, but ultimately decided he was too sore. Consider him day-to-day. Dion Waiters, Anthony Morrow, and Perry Jones will all see a bump in value, with Jones the likely candidate to start.
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will undergo surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.
Insight: He is out indefinitely, but the recovery time for this surgery usually is 6-8 weeks, meaning Walker will not return until the middle of March, at the earliest. Brian Roberts will likely start, with Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal seeing a bump in value as well.
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young sprained his right ankle in practice Monday and should be considered questionable for Tuesday against Washington.
Insight: After posting 17 points Friday night, Young looked like he didn't want to be out there on Sunday going 0-for 2 with three turnovers in eight minutes. If he can't run, Wayne Ellington and Wes Johnson would see an increase in fantasy value.
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (25 points in the, 114-110, victory over the Pistons on Sunday) commented to Eric Koreen of the National Post, it's the first time he's felt "comfortable" since returning from his groin injury.
Insight: DeRozan struggled the previous three games, averaging just 4.67 ppg. In the other four games since he returned from injury. DeRozan is averaging 18.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.5 apg this season. Nice numbers, but down from 22.7 ppg, 4.3, rpg, 4.0 apg from 2013-14.
Description: Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (wrist surgery) has been downgraded to out for Monday's game, according to the team's site.
Insight: He's been listed as questionable for about a week and has yet to play a game so this shouldn't be a big surprise. Robbie Hummel had been getting the time, but he too is injured. Andrew Wiggins, Mo Williams and Thaddeus Young will get all the minutes they can handle.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams is ill and will not play in Monday's game against the Pelicans.
Insight: MCW is averaging 15.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 7.1 apg. Larry Drew II will make his first career start in his place. Don't expect those type numbers, but LDII has played well in his six games with the Sixers.
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard's owners will have to wait until his next start against Cleveland Wednesday as it appears the Portland-Brooklyn game has been postponed by the expected snowstorm in the New York area Monday night.
Insight: Lillard is having a great season, averaging 22 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.4 steals and 2.7 three-pointers per night.
Description: Knicks point guard Jose Calderon is doubtful for Monday's game against Sacramento while dealing with a bruised left knee.
Insight: He is making progress, according to coach Derek Fisher, but if Calderon is unable to play, Langston Galloway will likely get another start. Galloway has played well in his last four games and is a viable fantasy option.
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson injured an ankle in Sunday's game and did not return.
Insight: Think of him as day-to-day as coach Jason Kidd said he could have returned. Even when healthy, Henson hasn't been getting the minutes (under 16) needed to help fantasy owners. He's averaging 5.9 ppg and 3.8 rpg.
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley left Sunday's game for a time before returning to the game against Golden State due to a sprained left thumb.
Insight: Bradley has averaged 17.0 ppg over the past three games and he's taking enough shots to continue at that pace. The problem with Bradley is that he doesn't offer much other than scoring, averaging just 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg over the first 41 contests.
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young disappeared Sunday night and played just eight ugly minutes.
Insight: After posting 17 points Friday night, Young looked like he didn't want to be out there going 0-for 2 with three turnovers. To his credit, Byron Scott quickly looked to other guys to perform. Young is a boom or bust fantasy option.
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson had 31 points and 12 assists in the loss to the Wizards on Sunday.
Insight: Washington won in overtime, 117-115. Lawson shot 50 percent, hitting 3-of-5 3-pointers and all eight free throws. He also had three rebounds and three steals. This was his first game since his DUI. Lawson should be in the fantasy lineup as long as he is in the Nuggets' lineup.
Description: Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 31 points versus the Celtics on Sunday.
Insight: Thompson shot 11-of-19, including 3-for-7 from the 3-point line. He also shot 6-for-8 at the line. Thompson is great for the scoring, 3-pointer and percentage categories, but he gets very little of anything else. He had two rebounds and an assist.
Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin started his fourth game of the season and had a day versus the Raptors.
Insight: Augustin scored 35 points, shooting 3-for-5 from the 3-point line. He was 12-of-20 from the field overall and 6-for-6 at the line. Augustin also had eight assists and four rebounds. If he is still available, go pick him up right away.
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan had 25 points in the, 114-110, victory over the Pistons on Sunday.
Insight: DeRozan struggled the last three games, averaging just 4.67 ppg. In the other four games since he returned from injury, however, DeRozan has scored at least 20 points. In seven games since his return, DeRozan is averaging 13.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.0 apg while shooting 39.3 percent from the field.
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic played a season-high 36 minutes in his return to the starting lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Pekovic finished with 15 points, three rebounds and an assist. It is safe to put Pekovic back into the lineup as he was very impressive in his first start since returning from his ankle injury.
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had 28 points and 10 rebounds on Sunday.
Insight: With Davis banged up for part of this month, on the surface it appears Davis has tailed off a bit since his MVP start, but that's not the case statistically. Davis is averaging 23.9 ppg and 9.9 rpg this month which is slightly better than his December numbers. Hopefully Davis can stay on the court in February.