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Marc Gasol, C, MEM1/27/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol had 15 points in the, 109-90, victory over the Mavericks on Tuesday.
Insight: Gasol was 7-of-13 from the field with six assists and four rebounds. Gasol is having a great season, shooting over 50 percent with just about 19.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg averages.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL1/27/2015 10:52:00 PM
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.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/27/2015 10:50:00 PM
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.
John Wall, G, WAS1/27/2015 10:32:00 PM
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.
Andre Drummond, C, DET1/27/2015 10:11:00 PM
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.
Mario Chalmers, G, MIA1/27/2015 10:05:00 PM
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.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA1/27/2015 10:03:00 PM
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.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET1/27/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had 17 points and 12 rebounds versus the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
Insight: That is Monroe's 12th double-double this month and 21st this season. Monroe is averaging 15.1 ppg and 10.2 rpg this season.
Brandon Knight, G, MIL1/27/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight went just 5-of-13 from the field, but managed 17 points during Tuesday's win over the Heat.
Insight: He went 4-of-4 from the line and hit three 3-pointers. Knight also had six assists, two rebounds, three steals, and four turnovers. He is a borderline top 40 option in standard leagues.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE1/27/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving hit six 3-pointers in Cleveland's seventh straight victory as they defeated Detroit, 103-95, on Tuesday.
Insight: Irving led the team with 38 points. He also had six assists, three steals, three rebounds and a block. Irving was perfect from the line as well, going 6-for-6.
D.J. Augustin, G, DET1/27/2015 9:56:00 PM
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.
LeBron James, F, CLEHot1/27/2015 9:54:00 PM
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.
Rodney Stuckey, G, IND1/27/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Rodney Stuckey had a nice line during Tuesday's loss to the Raptors.
Insight: Stuckey went 8-of-16 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line for 22 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and three turnovers. The 22 points were a team-high.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/27/2015 9:29:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored a team-high 24 points during Tuesday's victory against the Pacers.
Insight: He went 7-of-15 from the field and 10-of-13 from the line. DeRozan also recorded six boards, two assists, two steals, one four turnovers.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS1/27/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce (toe) will not play Tuesday against the Lakers.
Insight: Otto Porter will likely start, with Rasual Butler and Martell Webster looking at a bump in playing time. Consider Pierce day-to-day.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA1/27/2015 9:13:00 PM
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.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI1/27/2015 9:12:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) will not play on Tuesday night.
Insight: Look for Kirk Hinrich to get the start, and simply consider Butler day-to-day.
Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL1/27/2015 9:01:00 PM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova left Tuesday's game with a sore right groin and will not return according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Not big news here based on Ilyasova's injury history. He had four points and a rebound in 10 minutes before his departure.
Mike Conley, G, MEM1/27/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will dress on Tuesday but it is unlikely he will play according to FOX Sports.
Insight: Conley should remain on the fantasy bench Tuesday unless owners have no other option. Conley is only going to be used in an emergency for the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA1/27/2015 6:38:00 PM
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.
Luol Deng, F, MIA1/27/2015 6:04:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng will miss Tuesday's game a sore left calf.
Insight: Danny Granger will likely start, with James Ennis seeing an increased role as well. Consider Deng day-to-day.
George Hill, G, IND1/27/2015 4:21:00 PM
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.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR1/27/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum said that he is mostly pain-free, after putting up some shots in Tuesday's practice.
Insight: He is still questionable for Wednesday's game, but Batum is trending in the right direction. Stay tuned.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL1/27/2015 3:49:00 PM
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.
Mike Dunleavy, G/F, CHI1/27/2015 2:45:00 PM
Description: Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy (sprained right ankle) will miss Tuesday's game against Golden State
Insight: Dunleavy hasn't played since the end of December. Tony Snell got the start Friday night and Sunday but has yet to show us much.
Tony Allen, G, MEM1/27/2015 1:41:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard/forward Tony Allen (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas.
Insight: Allen's value is limited even more by the recent acquisition of Jeff Green than the ankle. At this point even when healthy he has little fantasy value.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA1/27/2015 1:38:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen is questionable for Tuesday's game against Milwaukee while dealing with a sore calf.
Insight: He's averaging just 5.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg so has little fantasy value, particular with how well Hassan Whiteside has been playing in the post.
Luol Deng, F, MIA1/27/2015 1:36:00 PM
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.
John Henson, C, MIL1/27/2015 1:33:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson injured an ankle in Sunday's game, but is probable for Tuesday's game against Miami.
Insight: 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.
Brandon Jennings, G, DET1/27/2015 1:31:00 PM
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.
Brendan Haywood, C, CLE1/27/2015 1:27:00 PM
Description: Cavs backup center Brendan Haywood is questionable for Tuesday's game against Detroit due to a swollen left knee.
Insight: Haywood has zero fantasy value and can be ignored.
C.J. Miles, G, IND1/27/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles did not play on Sunday and is expected to miss Tuesday as well.
Insight: Miles (12.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.3 apg) is dealing with a left groin strain. Rodney Stuckey will likely start with C.J. Watson also seeing more minutes.
Matt Barnes, SF, LAC1/27/2015 10:12:00 AM
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.
Mo Williams, PG, MIN1/27/2015 9:07:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves guard Mo Williams is dealing with a hip injury from Sunday and it may have been the cause of his 1-of-10 Monday night.
Insight: Consider Williams questionable for Wednesday. Zach LaVine would be a fantasy option if Willams can't play.
Mike Conley, G, MEM1/27/2015 9:04:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley sprained his left wrist during the Monday night game, but played through it.
Insight: It would explain his poor shooting and five-point night. Consider him questionable for Tuesday in Dallas. Beno Udrih would be the play if Conley sits.
Evan Turner, G/F, BOS1/27/2015 9:00:00 AM
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.
Dante Exum, G, UTA1/27/2015 8:51:00 AM
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.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTAHot1/27/2015 8:47:00 AM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward hit 4-of-5 three-pointers on the way to a 26-point night against Boston.
Insight: Hayward added three assists, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks and only turned the ball over one time. He's a box score filler and an underrated fantasy option.
Ty Lawson, G, DENHot1/27/2015 8:41:00 AM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson had 19 points and 11 assists in the loss to the Clippers on Monday.
Insight: That's a second straight solid game since the off-the-court incident. Perhaps he's concentrating on his game to take his mind off the DUI issue. Keep starting him.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC1/27/2015 8:36:00 AM
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.
Jamal Crawford, G, LAC1/27/2015 8:25:00 AM
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford came off the bench and scored 19 points of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to fuel a Clippers come-from-behind win over Denver.
Insight: Crawford added four rebounds, three assists and two steals. The sixth man could always score, he just doesn't usually help in any other areas.
Serge Ibaka, F, OKC1/26/2015 11:20:00 PM
Description: Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka pulled down an impressive 19 rebounds during Monday's victory over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He had 13 points as well to complete a double-double. Ibaka also finished with two steals, two blocks, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers. He is a top-40 player in standard leagues.
Thaddeus Young, F, MIN1/26/2015 11:18:00 PM
Description: Minnesota forward Thaddeus Young recorded 22 points and eight rebounds during Monday's loss against the Thunder.
Insight: This was Young's second consecutive 20-point outing. He went 8-of-20 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the line, and also chipped in thee assists, two steals, and three turnovers.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKC1/26/2015 11:18:00 PM
Description: Owners were hoping to get more out of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, with Kevin Durant out on Monday night.
Insight: He did not have a bad game, as he had 18 points, five assists, four rebounds , one steal, and four turnovers. However, there was potential for much more of a dynamic line.
Gorgui Dieng, C, MIN1/26/2015 11:17:00 PM
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.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM1/26/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol shot only 5-of-13 from the field on Tuesday, but still finished with a double-double in a win over Orlando.
Insight: Gasol went 6-of-7 from the line, which helped him get to 16 points on the night. He also had 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, and three turnovers.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/26/2015 11:13:00 PM
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.
Victor Oladipo, G, ORL1/26/2015 11:11:00 PM
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).
Marcus Smart, G, BOS1/26/2015 7:49:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart missed Sunday's game against Golden State due to a death in his family, but is available to play Monday night.
Insight: Like almost all rookies, Smart is too inconsisent to play on a daily basis. Evan Turner is getting most of the point guard minutes.
Steven Adams, C, OKC1/26/2015 7:47:00 PM
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.
Tony Allen, G, MEM1/26/2015 7:45:00 PM
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.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC1/26/2015 7:39:00 PM
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.
Brian Roberts, G, CHA1/26/2015 6:16:00 PM
Description: Backup point guard Brian Roberts is in line to start for the injured Kemba Walker.
Insight: Roberts is definitely worth a speculative add, as Walker will likely miss the next 6-8 weeks. In three starts this season, Roberts is averaging 13.0 ppg, 4.0 apg, and 1.7 rpg.
Kemba Walker, G, CHA1/26/2015 6:15:00 PM
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.
Nick Young, G/F, LALCold1/26/2015 3:48:00 PM
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.
Kobe Bryant, G, LAL1/26/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will have surgery on his shoulder Wednesday and this will guarantee the end of his 2014-15 season.
Insight: Bryant should be at full strength to start training camp.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/26/2015 1:48:00 PM
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.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN1/26/2015 1:10:00 PM
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.
Michael Carter-Williams, G, PHI1/26/2015 12:55:00 PM
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.
Larry Drew II, G, PHI1/26/2015 12:53:00 PM
Description: Sixers guard Larry Drew II signed another 10-day contract and will also make the first start of his career.
Insight: Drew is having a pretty good day. He'll replace the ill Michael Carter-Williams in the lineup. He's averaging 4.7 ppg in just under 19 mpg over six contests.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA1/26/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson should return to the starting lineup with the injury to Bismack Biyombo.
Insight: Charlotte had been easing Jefferson back into the lineup by limiting his minutes off the bench. Usually a 20-10 guy, Jefferson is averaging 17.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg this season.
Bismack Biyombo, C, CHA1/26/2015 11:37:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Bismack Biyombo has suffered a bone bruise and will miss the next 10 days at which time he will be re-evaluated, according to the team's site.
Insight: Biyombo has no fantasy value, but his absence pushes Al Jefferson back into the starting lineup.
Jarrett Jack, G, BRK1/26/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack and the rest of the Brooklyn lineup will not be available for their Monday night contest with Portland as the game has been postponed.
Insight: Jack is a box score filler averaging 11.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.2 spg. The Nets are next scheduled to take the floor Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Damian Lillard, PG, POR1/26/2015 11:27:00 AM
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.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/26/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony did not play on Saturday versus the Hornets and the postponed Sacramento game will give him even more rest.
Insight: Anthony has scored at least 24 points in the four previous games he had played and should be ready to go Wednesday against OKC.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/26/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: If you were planning on starting Kings center DeMarcus Cousins Monday night against the Knicks in your daily fantasy league, start looking for a replacement.
Insight: The Sacramento-New York game has been postponed due to the blizzard expected to hit the New York area this evening.
Marcus Smart, G, BOS1/26/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart missed Sunday's game against Golden State due to a death in his family, but is expected to play Monday night.
Insight: Like almost all rookies, Smart is too inconsisent to play on a daily basis. Evan Turner is getting most of the point guard minutes.
Amare Stoudemire, F, NYK1/26/2015 5:50:00 AM
Description: Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is doubtful for Monday's game against Sacramento due to a sprained left ankle and injured wrist.
Insight: Add that to his already suspect knees. Stoudemire is averaging 12.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.1 bpg, but can't be counted in daily leagues because of all the health issues.
Jose Calderon, G, NYK1/26/2015 5:49:00 AM
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.
Robbie Hummel, F, MIN1/26/2015 5:44:00 AM
Description: Minnesota SG/SF Robbie Hummel suffered a broken hand during Sunday's game against Atlanta and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Insight: Hummel (4.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg) was seeing a decent amount of playing time, but the expected return of Kevin Martin and Shabazz Muhammad was about to put him on the bench anyway.
John Henson, C, MIL1/26/2015 5:38:00 AM
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.
Brandon Jennings, G, DET1/26/2015 5:33:00 AM
Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a torn left Achilles.
Insight: D.J Augustin is the best fantasy add option for teams looking to add a point guard and he proved it with a 35-point, four-rebound, eight-assist Sunday night against Toronto.
Avery Bradley, SG, BOS1/26/2015 5:30:00 AM
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.
Nick Young, G/F, LALCold1/26/2015 5:23:00 AM
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.
Trevor Ariza, SF, HOU1/26/2015 5:20:00 AM
Description: Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza had a horrible shooting night (3-of-14), but tried to help fantasy oenrs and the Rockets in other ways.
Insight: Ariza grabbed seven rebounds, dished five assists and added three steals to his ugly nine-point scoring total.
James Harden, G, HOUHot1/26/2015 5:15:00 AM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden did have Dwight Howard to share the offense so did pretty much everything himself, scoring 37 points with eight rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Insight: Harden is averaging 37.0 points over Houston's past four games and leads the NBA in scoring at 27.3 ppg. He may be the leading MVP candidate both in real life and fantasy.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/25/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard did not play versus the Lakers Sunday.
Insight: There appears to be a chance Howard will miss more time. Howard is considered day-to-day. Meanwhile, the Rockets are doing just fine without him against the Lakers.
Wilson Chandler, G/F, DEN1/25/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler was 4-for-9 from the 3-point line on Sunday.
Insight: Chandler had 20 points, nine rebounds, an assist, steal and block. He was 8-of-19 from the field.
Kris Humphries, F, WAS1/25/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Kris Humphries came off the bench and led Washington with 21 points and 14 rebounds in the, 117-115, overtime victory over the Nuggets on Sunday.
Insight: Humphries was 9-of-13 from the field and 3-for-4 at the line. He also had an assist. The points were a season-high.
Ty Lawson, G, DEN1/25/2015 10:44:00 PM
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.
John Wall, G, WAS1/25/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall was 50 percent from the field on his way to 19 points versus the Nuggets.
Insight: Wall recorded a double-double as he also had 16 assists. Wall also had three rebounds and a steal.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW1/25/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Warriors point guard Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists in the, 114-111, victory over the Celtics.
Insight: Curry only shot 37.5 percent and 20 percent from the 3-point line but was 9-of-9 from the free-throw line. He also had four rebounds and two steals.
Jared Sullinger, C, BOS1/25/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger had 26 points to lead Boston in scoring on Sunday.
Insight: Sullinger was 9-of-17 from the field and 7-for-9 from the line. He also had nine rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Klay Thompson, G, GSWHot1/25/2015 10:30:00 PM
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.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET1/25/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded a monster game on Sunday.
Insight: Monroe had 21 points and 16 rebounds, eight of which were on the offensive glass. Monroe also had four assists. Monroe is averaging 16.2 ppg in his last five games.
Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR1/25/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double on Sunday.
Insight: Valanciunas scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds versus the Pistons. He was 9-of-15 from the field.
D.J. Augustin, G, DET1/25/2015 9:29:00 PM
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.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/25/2015 9:28:00 PM
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.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN1/25/2015 9:25:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard posted a double-double during Sunday's victory over the Bucks.
Insight: Leonard had 19 points and 14 rebounds. He didn't shoot very well, just 4-for-11 from the field, but Leonard was 10-for-12 at the line. He also had three steals, two assists and a block.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL1/25/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton was 9-of-14, including 3-for-5 from the 3-point line on Sunday versus the Spurs.
Insight: Middleton scored 21 points with five rebounds, three steals and two assists. Middleton is averaging 18.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg the last two games.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN1/25/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan had a nice game with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the victory over the Bucks.
Insight: Duncan was 9-of-13 from the field with three blocks, two assists and a steal. Unfortunately, he also had five turnovers and three fouls, but owners in standard leagues loved the production.
Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN1/25/2015 9:04:00 PM
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.
Roy Hibbert, C, IND1/25/2015 9:00:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert posted a double-double in the, 106-99, victory over the Magic on Sunday.
Insight: Hibbert barely had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. He also had a block. There are better options at the center position.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL1/25/2015 8:58:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic had a game-high 27 points on Sunday.
Insight: Vucevic was 11-of-17 with five free throws. He also had seven rebounds. Vucevic came into the game averaging a double-double every night with 19.4 ppg and 11.3 rpg.
David West, F, IND1/25/2015 8:57:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West scored a team-high 20 points in Sunday's victory over the Magic.
Insight: West was 8-of-15 from the field with four rebounds, three assists and two steals. West only averages about 12.6 ppg and 7.0 rpg but those are big numbers for the offensively starved Pacers.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL1/25/2015 8:54:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points in the loss on Sunday.
Insight: Nowitzki was 8-of-19 from the field and just 2-for-8 from the 3-point line. He also had six rebounds, an assist and a steal. He is a borderline top-30 option.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP1/25/2015 8:52:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had 24 points and 12 assists versus the Mavericks on Sunday.
Insight: Evans has seven double-doubles this season. He was 11-of-19 from the field. Evans didn't do much else with two rebounds and a steal.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL1/25/2015 8:50:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis shot an incredible 16-of-27 from the field and made 4-of-9 3-point attempts on Sunday versus the Pelicans.
Insight: Ellis scored 36 points with five rebounds, two assists and a steal. Ellis is shooting 35.9 percent from the 3-point line this month.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/25/2015 8:48:00 PM
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.
Isaiah Thomas, G, PHO1/25/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas came off the bench Sunday to score 25 points.
Insight: Thomas led the team in scoring, going 6-for-11 from the field. He was 4-of-8 from the 3-point line and a perfect 9-for-9 at the line. Thomas is as good as any Suns player to own in fantasy.


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