Description: Knicks point guard Jose Calderon scored a team-high 21 points in Wednesday's overtime loss to Dallas.
Insight: Somebody needed to step up during the absence of Carmelo Anthony, and Calderon did just that. He was 7-of-13 from the floor, and all seven of his field goals were 3-pointers. He also had 10 rebounds, four assists, and two turnovers.
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward was one of the five starter to score in double-figures, during Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
Insight: He scored a team-high 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the floor and 7-of-14 shooting from the line. The free-throw percentage is surprising, but Hayward also had eight rebounds, three assists, and four steals. He did have an ugly eight turnovers as well.
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague recorded 24 points and 12 assists on Wednesday.
Insight: After only three assists last night, Teague responded in a big way on Wednesday against Toronto. He was 7-of-14 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line, with two 3-pointers, one steal, and five turnovers.
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul scored a team-high 23 points in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.
Insight: Paul does not usually lead the team in scoring, but he was able to on Wednesday. He went 9-of-12 from the field, while also chipping in seven assits, two rebounds, three 3-pointers, and three turnovers.
Description: Warriors point guard Stephen Curry did it against in Wednesday's win against Orlando.
Insight: After scoring 40 points on Tuesday, Curry followed up going 9-of-13 from the field, 4-of-5 from the line, and 6-of-8 from deep for 28 points, in only 24 minutes of action. He also had eight assists, five rebounds, and one turnover. Curry has drained 14 3-pointers over the past two nights.
Description: Lakers forward Carlos Boozer will start on Wednesday against the Grizzlies despite his shoulder injury according to Lakers reporter Beto Duran.
Insight: It is still not recommended to start Boozer because of his tough matchup against Zach Randolph and the interior defense of Memphis. But if you need him, Boozer should see his normal amount of minutes.
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay will not play again on Wednesday due to his Achilles injury.
Insight: Gay and Darren Collison will both not suit up Wednesday. Omri Casspi scored 22 points playing in place of Gay on Tuesday, so he is a great daily pickup. The Kings said they hope Gay can return on Friday according to NBA.com.
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is dealing with what sounds like a pretty serious back injury, and he is not expected to play on Wednesday according to the New York Post.
Insight: He is also not expected to play Friday, and there is no timetable for his return. The Knicks are now concerned this injury could effect Anthony all season, and fantasy owners should share the same concern. Shane Larkin started in Anthony's place in the second half on Monday. Amare Stoudemire along with several other players should get more opportunities as long as Anthony is out.
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose sat out the second half of Tuesday's game as a precaution according to Sam Smith of Bulls.com.
Insight: Rose was very tentative on Monday and during the first half Tuesday, so coach Tom Thibodeau asked Rose to sit. Thibodeau said he hopes Rose will be ready for Friday's game in Boston, but with Thibodeau crying wolf before, fantasy owners can hardly count on Rose to play.
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler again led the team with 32 points, but it was not enough versus the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Insight: This was the second night in a row Butler led the Bulls in scoring. He shot 7-of-13 from the field and really cleaned up at the free-throw line, where he made 18-of-20 attempts. Butler also had nine rebounds, but Chicago lost, 114-109, to Denver.
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried turned in a solid fantasy performance on Tuesday.
Insight: Faried scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds, which are above his 11.6 ppg and 7.1 rpg averages, but fantasy owners were hoping for a little bit more from the power forward. Faried averaged 13.7 ppg and 8.6 rpg last season.
Description: Bulls center Pau Gasol continued his hot return from injury with 22 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets.
Insight: Gasol had 23 points and nine rebounds in his first game back from his calf injury and followed that up with a double-double Tuesday. Gasol has been one of the best fantasy finds this season. He is averaging 19.3 ppg and 10.5 rpg.
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 20 points during Tuesday's win versus Detroit.
Insight: He was ver efficient, going 7-of-12 from the field, 3-of-4 from the line, and 3-of-5 from deep in 32 minutes of action. Knight also had eight assists, three rebounds, two steals, and two turnovers.
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond playwed very well in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.
Insight: He was 11-of-15 from the field for 23 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks, and one trunover. This is the second straight double-double for Drummond, and owners are hoping this busts him loose.
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague scored a team-high 28 points in Tuesday's win over the Wizards.
Insight: He was 8-of-18 from the field and 12-of-15 from the line, while also chipping in three assists, one rebound, two steals, one block, and three turnovers. While the production is nice, Teague's assist numbers need to improve.
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris has missed the past two games and is questionable for Wednesday's game against Golden State.
Insight: He's been dealing with a calf issue. Channing Frye will see more minutes during his absence. Moe Harkless and Channing Frye will continue to see extra minutes though neither has proven to be fantasy worthy.
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones (leg) still has no timetable for his return.
Insight: Jones is dealing with nerve damage in the leg and is just now getting feeling back in his toes, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. He was playing well before the leg issue, averaging 14.0 ppg and 7.5 rpg.
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard (knee) did not play Monday against the Knicks and may miss three or more games, according to Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen.
Insight: There was hope he would be able to play Monday, but he apparently did not feel right during shootaround. Tarik Black will get the start, but has little fantasy value. power forward/center Donatas Motiejunas would be a better option
Description: Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverley will not play for a while due to an injured left hamstring.
Insight: Beverley missed four games the last time he suffered a hamstring injury and coach Kevin McHale thinks this time might be longer, according to Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen. Isaiah Canaan and Jason Terry will get all the minutes with Canaan likely the starter.
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle on Friday for a third time since last spring and will miss a second consecutive game Tuesday.
Insight: Gibson hopes to return in time for Friday's game, but there are no guarantees. He's averaging 12.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.7 apg primarily off the bench, but when he starts he's been better (15.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.2 apg).
Description: Hornets guard Gary Neal injured his left shoulder Monday night and is questionable for Wednesday versus Portland.
Insight: This comes at a bad time as he'd been getting 30 minutes a night due to the injuries to Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and P.J. Hairston. Neal has played solidly off the bench, scoring 12.3 ppg with 2.8 rpg and 1.5 apg.
Description: Pacers point guard Donald Sloan had a big night during Monday's win over the Mavericks.
Insight: He was 10-of-13 from the field and 6-of-9 from the line for 29 points. Sloan also had five assists, three 3-pointers, two rebounds, one steal, and one turnover. He will not score this much on a nightly basis, but will have a chance to contribute all season.
Description: Rockets shooting guard James Harden had another big game during Monday's win over the Knicks.
Insight: He was 11-of-22 from the field, 7-of-7 from the line, and 7-of-12 from beyond the arc for 36 points. Harden also chipped in six assists, six rebounds, three steals, one block, and five turnovers. While the turnovers are a bit much, these type of numbers will make owners deal with that.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James filled the stat sheet during Monday's win over the Magic.
Insight: James was 9-of-17 from the field and 9-of-11 from the line for his 29 points. He also had 11 assists, four rebounds, three steals, two 3-pointers, and only one turnover. James said he needed to step up, and he did just that.
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams scored 24 points in Monday's loss to Portland.
Insight: He was 10-of-24 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. Carter-Williams also chipped in seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two turnovers. He needs to contribute more in the assist column, but it was a solid night, nevertheless.