Forward Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Joey Dorsey, F, HOU1/25/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Rockets backup center Joey Dorsey could get a start Sunday against the LA Lakers.
Insight: That doesn't mean he's got fantasy value. He managed four points and six rebounds in 20 minutes Friday night.
Mike Dunleavy, G/F, CHI1/25/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy (sprained right ankle) will miss Sunday's game against Miami.
Insight: Dunleavy hasn't played since the end of December. Tony Snell got the start Friday night, but in 30 mninutes produced just 10 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA1/25/2015 9:40:00 AM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors returned to the lineup Saturday night after missing Thursday's game with the Bucks due to personal reasons.
Insight: He didn't produce much in his first game back, nine points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks, but he should be fine. he's averaging 15.8 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.6 bpg this season.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA1/25/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward continues to be a box score filler.
Insight: Hayward scored a team-high 24 points, and added three assists, four rebounds and three steals. We don't like that he's averaging 5.3 turnovers over the past three games, but he's still a nice fantasy option.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS1/25/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce posted 19 points on a solid 7-of-10 shooting Saturday night in Portland.
Insight: Pierce hit three 3-pointers giving him 2,000 for his career. He's no longer the superstar he was in Boston, but he can be a solid low-end option when healthy.
Dorell Wright, F, POR1/25/2015 9:24:00 AM
Description: Portland shooting guard/small forward Dorell Wright made the best of the opportunity of the absence of starter Nicolas Batum Saturday night.
Insight: Allen Crabbe started, but didn't take a shot on pull down a rebound in his shot time on the floor. Wright and Will Barton each played 20-plus minutes with Wright having the bigger impact (10 points, six rebounds, three assists).
Allen Crabbe, F, PORCold1/25/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Allen Crabbe made the start at small forward Saturday night for the injured Nicolas Batum, but played just seven minutes and showed no signs of fantasy value.
Insight: Crabbe didn't take a shot or pull down a rebound in his short time on the floor. Dorell Wright and Will Barton each played 20-plus minutes with Wright having the bigger impact (10 points, six rebounds, three assists).
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, PORHot1/25/2015 9:13:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) went from expected to missd 6-8 weeks back to fantasy stud in a blink of an eye.
Insight: Aldridge decided to delay surgery on his left thumb for the good of the team and racked up a team-high 26 points on 9-for-22 shooting. He also hauled down nine rebounds and didn't seem to injury the thumb any further by playing. It appears it will be all about pain management and as long as he's out there he's a must-start.
Marvin Williams, F, CHA1/24/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Team doctors have diagnosed Marvin Williams with a concussion according to the team's twitter page.
Insight: Williams will have to go through the concussion protocol. Luckily, the Hornets don't play again until Wednesday.
Jeff Green, F, MEM1/24/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies forward Jeff Green led the team with 18 points in the victory over the 76ers on Saturday.
Insight: Green was 6-of-11 from the field and hit both 3-pointers he attempted. If owners are desperate for scoring, one can do worse than Green.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/24/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double during Saturday's victory against the 76ers.
Insight: Randolph had 17 points and 14 rebounds in the, 101-83, victory. He was 8-of-11 from the field with four assists.Randolph is playing out of his mind right now with 18.4 ppg and 13.8 rpg in the last five games, which keeps him as a top sell-high candidate at the moment.
Jerami Grant, F, PHI1/24/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Rookie Jerami Grant came off the bench and led the 76ers in scoring on Saturday.
Insight: It was a bad offensive game for Philadelphia, so Grant had just 16 points. Still, the 76ers have been waiting for the rookie from Syracuse to break out. He was 5-of-10 with two 3-pointers from the field. Unfortunately, he did nothing else and shot just 50 percent from the line.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL1/24/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton had a decent fantasy night with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists versus the Pistons.
Insight: Middleton was 7-of-9 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. He also had a steal.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET1/24/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had eight points and 16 rebounds versus the Bucks.
Insight: Detroit lost Brandon Jennings during the game, which contributed to Milwaukee's 15-point victory. Monroe, however, continues to be one of the best rebounders in the league. He is averaging 13.4 boards per game over the last five contests.
Lance Thomas, F, NYK1/24/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Lance Thomas played 41 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday and scored 16 points.
Insight: Thomas led the game in minutes and was 7-of-14 from the field. With Carmelo Anthony expected to be shutdown at some point this spring, Thomas is an intriguing fantasy add. He also had eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
Marvin Williams, F, CHA1/24/2015 8:16:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams left Saturday's game with an apparent leg injury according to RotoWorld.
Insight: Williams was walking slowly and appeared to be limping to the locker room. Cody Zeller will get more minutes if Williams does not return.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/24/2015 5:39:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will not play on Saturday versus the Hornets.
Insight: Anthony played 42 minutes on Friday, so the team wants him to rest. Anthony took 24 shots in each of the last two games, so there are quite a bit of chances available for other players on Saturday.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR1/24/2015 3:17:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) will play Saturday versus Washington.
Insight: This is an absolute shock, as he was expected to miss 6-8 weeks. However, Aldridge is delaying surgery on his left thumb, and will give it a go. Get him in into your lineups immediately.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/24/2015 12:33:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Hornets.
Insight: It will be the second game of a back-to-back set, so there is definitely a chance he sits. Stay tuned.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN1/24/2015 9:19:00 AM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard posted a double-double during Friday's victory against the Lakers.
Insight: He had 15 points and 14 boards, along with three assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and one turnover. Leonard is a top-20 option.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL1/24/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young scored a team-high 17 points during Friday's loss against the Spurs.
Insight: It was an unimpressive line. Young did have three 3-pointers, but also no assists and rebounds, along with one turnover.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI1/23/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler played very well during Friday's win against the Mavericks.
Insight: He had 20 points, eight boards, six assists, three steals, and two turnovers. Butler definitely deserves an all-star bid this season.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL1/23/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high 24 points during Friday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: He went 10-of-15 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc. Nowitzki also had seven boards, one block, and three turnovers. He is a borderline top-30 option.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/23/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis recorded another double-double during Friday's victory versus Minnesota.
Insight: He had 21 points and 12 boards, along with two steals, one block, and one turnover. Davis is the best fantasy player going right now.
Luol Deng, F, MIA1/23/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng was very efficient during Friday's win over the Pacers.
Insight: He went 9-of-13 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 3-of-3 from deep. Deng finished with 23 points, five rebounds, three assists, and just one turnover.
Luis Scola, F, IND1/23/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward Luis Scola scored a team-high 14 points off the bench during Friday's loss against the Heat.
Insight: He did so in just 15 minutes of action, and also had seven rebounds. Scola went 5-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line, but is really not much of an option these days.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/23/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 25 points during Friday's victory over the Magic.
Insight: He also had seven boards, four dimes, three 3-pointers, and one block. Anthony is a top-40 option these days, but is trending up.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL1/23/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap continued his quest for his first all-star bid during Friday's win against the Thunder.
Insight: He had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Millsap shot 9-of-17 from the fiel, 2-of-2 from the line, and 2-of-3 from downtown, and also managed three assists, two steals, two blocks, and four turnovers.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR1/23/2015 8:29:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum is out for Saturday's game versus the Wizards.
Insight: This is no surprise as Batum is still dealing with his wrist injury. There is no one player that will fill the void left by Batum, so fantasy owners will have to look outside of Portland to find a fantasy replacement for Saturday.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR1/23/2015 11:38:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum is questionable for Saturday's game against Washington due to a sprained right wrist.
Insight: Just when he appeared ready to bust out, particularly with LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined for up to two months, Batum hit's a speed bump. After scoring 27 on Wednesday, Batum shot 0-for-6 from the field Thursday and was held scoreless in 22 minutes against Boston.
Luol Deng, F, MIA1/23/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng is questionable for Friday's game against Indiana due to illness.
Insight: Deng played 29 minutes Tuesday, but missed Wednesday's game against Charlotte. He's averaging 14.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.1 spg this season.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL1/23/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young is probable for Friday's game against San Antonio while dealing with a sprained right thumb.
Insight: Young has never met a shot he didn't like and with Kobe Bryant sidelined he should pick up a lot of the workload at the offensive end. He's averaging 17.5 ppg over his last four contests, but doesn't offer much other than scopring for fantasy owners.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN1/23/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried missed Thursday's practice due to illness and should be considered questionable for Friday's game against Boston
Insight: Faried scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in his last outing, but has been inconsistent this season, averaging 11.9 ppg and 9.0 rpg. As an example, his scoring output in his last five games is: 22, 11, 6, 7, 26.
Mirza Teletovic, F, BRK1/23/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Nets forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to bilateral pulmonary embolus (multiple blood clots in the lungs), according to an nba.com report.
Insight: Teletovic experienced shortness of breath during Thursday night's game and was taken to a hospital where the illness was diagnosed. He was averaging of 8.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg and 1.1 apg.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA1/22/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward shot 6-of-13 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line during Thursday's win over the Bucks.
Insight: Hayward scored a team-high 24 points, and also chipped in six assists, six rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals, but also six turnovers as well.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN1/22/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 16 points during Thursday's loss against the Bulls.
Insight: He went 5-of-11 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line. Leonard also had four boards, one 3-pointer, and two turnovers.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR1/22/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) will miss the next 6-to-8 weeks.
Insight: He will have surgery on his radial collateral ligament. This is detrimental news for owners. Dorrell Wright, Thomas Robinson, Meyers Leonard, and Chris Kaman should all benefit.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA1/22/2015 2:47:00 PM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors will not play on Thursday versus the Bucks due to personal reasons according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: All the team has said is Favors will not travel to Milwaukee with the team for "personal reasons." Rudy Gobert will likely draw the start and is a great option for blocks and rebounds on Thursday. The Jazz are 0-3 without Favors this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR1/22/2015 1:55:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has a cast on his thumb and is receiving another MRI Thursday according to The Sporting News.
Insight: Aldridge did not get a reading on his first MRI because of swelling, so he needs another one. The cast, however, cannot be great. It would be a huge surprise to see Aldridge in the lineup on Thursday.
Joe Johnson, G/F, BRK1/22/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson was 6-for-15 from the field on Wednesday as Brooklyn defeated Sacramento, 103-100.
Insight: Johnson scored 16 points and had eight rebounds, four assists and a steal. That's pretty much right on par with Johnson's averages for the season, 15.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.8 apg.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC1/22/2015 9:28:00 AM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay had 25 points as Sacramento fell short to Brooklyn, 103-100.
Insight: Gay had a very solid game with eight rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block along with his 25 points. He was 10-of-19 from the field.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR1/22/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum led Portland with 27 points in the loss to Phoenix on Wednesday.
Insight: Batum sunk an incredible six 3-pointers and grabbed 10 rebounds. He also had five assists and a block. As long as LaMarcus Aldridge is out, Batum has potential to have games like this, but he will likely not make six 3-pointers in a game again. Plus, once Aldridge returns, Batum returns to a much small fantasy contributor.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC1/22/2015 9:05:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant scored 34 points to lead Oklahoma City over Washington, 105-103, in overtime.
Insight: Durant was 10-of-23 from, hitting 40 percent from the 3-point line. He was also 10-for-11 at the line with seven rebounds, three assists and a block. Durant continues to be a top-fantasy option averaging 25.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.9 apg with a 53.0 shooting percentage this season.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/21/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double during Wednesday's win against Toronto.
Insight: He had 19 points and 13 boards, along with two blocks and two turnovers. Randolph is a top-60 option.
Jordan Hill, PF, LAL1/21/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Lakers PF/C Jordan Hill recorded a double-double during Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: Hill had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and shot 7-of-14 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line. He is a top-100 option.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL1/21/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons scored a team-high 22 points during Wednesday's victory over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He shot 9-of-13 from the field and 4-of-6 from downtown. Parsons also had two assists, two boards, one block, and one turnover. He is a top-65 option.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/21/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony shot just 8-of-24 from the field, but managed a team-high 27 points during Wednesday's victory against the 76ers.
Insight: He did go 9-of-10 from the line and 2-of-7 from downtown, and also chipped in 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two turnovers.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/21/2015 9:25:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James nearly posted a triple-double, but also had seven turnovers during Wednesday's victory against the Jazz.
Insight: He went 8-of-16 from the field and 10-of-14 from the line for 26 points, nine assists, seven boards, and four steals. James is playing the best he has all season.
Carlos Boozer, F, LAL1/21/2015 2:27:00 PM
Description: Lakers forward Carlos Boozer will play versus the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Insight: Boozer is officially probable, however, he isn't really fantasy relevant in standard leagues. He is averaging just 9.6 ppg and 6.0 rpg this month.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/21/2015 11:58:00 AM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will start on Wednesday against the Lakers according to Jen Hale of FOX Sports.
Insight: Davis has missed a couple games with a toe injury, but it is not considered serious. The Pelicans have just been very cautious with him and could remain so the rest of the season. When he is in the lineup, though, Davis must be in the fantasy lineup.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/21/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James will play on Wednesday despite an illness.
Insight: James missed Tuesday's practice but participated in the team's shootaround on Wednesday according to the Akron Beach Journal. James has averaged 31.8 ppg since returning from his knee and back issues, so he is a must-start. As if owners needed another reason to start King James.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/21/2015 11:37:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will be a game-time decision against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Insight: Harris has been the last five games with an ankle sprain. Hopefully he is back in the lineup for fantasy owners on Wednesday. Check back before tip-off.
Amare Stoudemire, F, NYK1/21/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire will play Wednesday against the 76ers.
Insight: Stoudemire will probably come off the bench and play around 20 minutes. Stoudemire is averaging 12.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.1 bpg, but can't be counted in daily leagues because his knees are a reliability.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/21/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said his knee was feeling good and that he will play versus the 76ers on Wednesday according to ESPN New York.
Insight: Anthony did admit he probably won't be able to handle back-to-back games, but that won't happen for the Knicks until Jan. 28-29. Fantasy owners probably don't have to worry until then, and Anthony should be in every fantasy lineup.
Kenneth Faried, F, DENHot1/21/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried recorded a double-double versus the Spurs on Tuesday.
Insight: Faried scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. That was his 12th double-double of the season. Faried is averaging 11.9 ppg and 9.0 rpg this season.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN1/21/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard has been very impressive since his return to the court.
Insight: Leonard has played the last three games and had his best one on Tuesday where he had 17 points and 15 rebounds versus the Nuggets. Leonard made 3-of-6 3-pointers and also had three assists, two steals and a block. He has become the most important player for the Spurs and is likely also very important for fantasy teams.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC1/20/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant had a solid line, but did shoot poorly from the field on Tuesday night.
Insight: He went 9-of-24 from the field, 1-of-1 from the line, and 0-of-8 from deep for 19 points. Durant also had eight boards, eight assists, four steals, and one block.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR1/20/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge left Monday night's game with a left thumb injury and has already been ruled out for Wednesday.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he will not go with the team to Phoenix, instead he'll see a hand specialist. This is a huge blow for fantasy owners who cann't replace his 23.2 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 bpg. Thomas Tobinson would see more time, but he hasn't shown much fantasy value to date.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/20/2015 3:04:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against the LA Lakers.
Insight: Davis is a franchise player (24.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.9 bpg) so New Orleans has been taking all precautions to protect their top asset, but it appears he's finally ready to go after missing the past three games.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/20/2015 2:46:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James didn't practice Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms and should be considered questionable for Wednesday versus Utah.
Insight: James is averaging 31.8 ppg since returning from injury four games ago and the Cavs have won their last three contests so it would be a shame if he can't run tomorrow.
Jordan Hill, PF, LAL1/20/2015 12:03:00 PM
Description: Lakers PF/C Jordan Hill could be in for a lot of playing time with Tarik Black expected to miss at least the next game due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: Hill could see 35 minutes or more and that would make him a viable fantasy option as he already averages 12.4 ppg, 7.9 rpg.
Tarik Black, F, LAL1/20/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Lakers backup center Tarik Black (5.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg) suffered a sprained right ankle and is not expected to be available for Wednesday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Black doesn't hold any fantasy value, but his 16 minutes per night could help Jordan Hill. Hill could see 35 minutes plus and that would make him a viable fantasy option as he already averages 12.4 ppg, 7.9 rpg.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR1/20/2015 9:14:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge left Monday night's game with a left thumb injury.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he'll has additional tests Tuesday. This would be ahuge blow for fantasy owners who couldn't replace his 23.2 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 bpg. Thomas Tobinson would see more time, but he hasn't shown much fantasy value to date.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/19/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: After leading Toronto in scoring in each of his three games since his return from the groin injury, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan shot 0-for-9 and missed his only free-throw attempt to finish with zero points versus the Bucks.
Insight: His only fantasy contribution was four assists and three rebounds. Despite the horrible game from DeRozan, Toronto still won, which might make fantasy owners wonder if DeRozan will continue to lead the team in shots. In his four games since his return, the two games DeRozan led the team in shot attempts, Toronto lost. In the two Kyle Lowry led the team in shots attempts, Toronto won.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI1/19/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler led the team with 20 points versus the Cavaliers on Monday.
Insight: Chicago really struggled to score versus Cleveland, particularly in the first half. Butler was 6-of-16 with seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
LeBron James, F, CLEHot1/19/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James continued his strong play on Monday versus the Bulls.
Insight: James told the media before Monday that the last three games are the best he has felt all season. He continued to play well on Monday with 26 points, five rebounds and four assists. James was 12-of-23 from the field.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/19/2015 8:28:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double in the loss to Dallas on Monday.
Insight: Randolph had 18 points and 15 rebounds with two assists and a steal. Randolph seems to be over his knee injury, but based on his injury history, we wouldn't be surprised if the injury arises again.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL1/19/2015 8:12:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points in the victory over the Grizzlies on Monday.
Insight: Nowitzki was 7-for-13 from the field, including 2-for-4 from the 3-point line. Nowitzki also had six rebounds in the victory.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP1/19/2015 8:06:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had 23 points, going 9-of-20 from the field versus the Knicks.
Insight: Without Anthony Davis again, Evans was the go-to offensive weapon for New Orleans, but the Pelicans did lose to the worst team in the league. Evans also had nine rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/19/2015 8:04:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points to help snap the Knicks 16-game losing streak.
Insight: New York beat New Orleans, 99-92. Anthony was 7-of-15, hitting three 3-pointers in the game. He also had nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Anthony will continue to be a top fantasy option as long as he is playing.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/19/2015 7:44:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will play on Monday versus the Bulls.
Insight: Love has been dealing on back spasms for awhile, but he was able to practice on Sunday. He should see his normal minutes on Monday.
Brandon Bass, F, BOS1/19/2015 6:14:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass came off the bench to lead the team with 17 points versus the Clippers.
Insight: Bass was 6-for-12 from the field and 5-for-6 at the line. Bass didn't do much else with two rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Blake Griffin, F, LACHot1/19/2015 6:13:00 PM
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin led Los Angeles with 22 points and nine rebounds on Monday.
Insight: Griffin also had six assists and a steal. He shot 9-of-18 from the field and went 4-for-4 at the line. Griffin is averaging about 23.0 ppg with over 7.5 rpg and shooting nearly 50 percent from the field.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA1/19/2015 5:34:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 10 points on Monday.
Insight: Kidd-Gilchrist shot 5-of-10 from the field. There wasn't much fantasy value provided in this game, so Kidd-Gilchrist's 10 points, four rebounds and an assist was one of the better stat lines.
Thaddeus Young, F, MIN1/19/2015 5:30:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young had 18 points versus the Hornets on Monday.
Insight: Young shot 7-of-15 from the field. He didn't do too much else with four rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Mike Scott, F, ATL1/19/2015 5:13:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Mike Scott came off the bench and scored 20 points on Monday.
Insight: The 20 points ties a season-high for Scott, which he previously set on opening night of the season. Scott was 9-of-15, including 2-for-6 from the 3-point line. Atlanta's starters, however, dominant the score sheet night in and night out, so it's hard to count on a guy like Scott for consistent fantasy production.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET1/19/2015 5:11:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe had a monster game on Monday with 16 points and 20 rebounds versus the Hawks.
Insight: Monroe was 5-of-11 from the field and 6-for-6 at the line. He also had two assists, a steal and a block. In leagues that count turnovers and fouls, however, Monroe turned it over six times and committed four fouls.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL1/19/2015 5:07:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap had 20 points and seven rebounds in the, 93-82, victory over the Pistons on Monday.
Insight: It was the 13th straight victory for Atlanta. Millsap was 8-of-15, including for 3-for-6 from the 3-point line. Millsap is having a great season, averaging over 17 ppg.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/19/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been down graded to out for Monday's game against New York.
Insight: The injury is not thought to be serious, but Davis is a franchise player (24.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.9 bpg) so New Orleans will take all necessary precautions to protect their top asset. Ryan Anderson will get another start.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC1/19/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay was questionable for Saturday's game versus the Clippers, but came off the bench to play his usual allotment of minutes.
Insight: Gay racked up 22 points, five rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes. he didn't get hurt, so we expect to see him again on Monday.
Amare Stoudemire, F, NYK1/19/2015 12:03:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is questionable for Monday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Stoudemire is averaging 12.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.1 bpg, but can't be counted on to play every day. He managed just eight minutes in London, so even if active he shouldn't be started by fantasy owners.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/19/2015 12:00:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is questionable for Monday's game against New York.
Insight: The injury is not thought to be serious, but Davis is a franchise player (24.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.9 bpg) so New Orleans will take all necessary precautions to protect their top asset. Ryan Anderson would get a start. Obviously if Davis plays he's a must start.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/19/2015 11:45:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love did not play Friday versus the Clippers and is questionable for Monday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Love has been dealing with some tough back spasms, so Cleveland will elect to hold him out on Friday and we are still waiting to hear about his Monday availability.Tristan Thompson started Friday and posted 24 points and 12 rebounds in his absence.
Doug McDermott, F, CHI1/19/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Rookie Doug McDermott (knee) is expected to be active for Monday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: How much he'll play is another story. McDermott wasn't doing very much before the injury (3.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg), so this news isn't going to send anyone scrambling to the waiver wire.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN1/18/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard had 12 points and nine rebounds on Sunday against the Jazz.
Insight: He went 4-of-11 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Leonard also had one assist, one 3-pointer, two steals, one block, and one turnover. He has looked good since returning to the lineup.
Kevin Durant, F, OKCHot1/18/2015 8:37:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant nearly posted a triple-double during Sunday's victory against the Magic.
Insight: He probably would have gotten it if Oklahoma City hadn't won by 28 points. Durant played just 28 minutes, going 7-of-10 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line for 21 points, 11 boards, eight assists, one steal, one block, and three turnovers.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/18/2015 6:09:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan led Toronto managed a team-high 22 points during Sunday's loss against the Pelicans.
Insight: He shot just 7-of-18 from the field, but did go 7-of-9 from the stripe. DeRozan also chipped in three boards, one assist, one 3-pointer, one steal, and one turnover. Owners need to make sure he is back in all lineups.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP1/18/2015 6:05:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans scored a team-high 26 points during Sunday's victory against the Raptors.
Insight: He went 9-of-14 fromt he field and 7-of-9 from the line. Evans also had five assists, five boards, one 3-pointer, one steal, and four turnovers.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/18/2015 2:38:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis did not suit up versus the 76ers on Friday due to a toe injury and has just been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against Toronto.
Insight: The injury is not thought to be serious, but Davis is a franchise player (24.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.9 bpg) so New Orleans will take all necessary precautions to protect their top asset. Ryan Anderson should get a start.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/18/2015 1:15:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris, out for Friday's game (ankle) will miss Sunday's game against Oklahoma City as well.
Insight: Harris has already missed missed four straight games which is more than originally expected. He is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg. Devyn Marble has been getting his minutes, but not doing much with it.
JaMychal Green, F, SAN1/18/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: The Spurs have sign forward JaMychal Green to a 10-day contract.
Insight: Green was a stud in the D-League, averaging 23.0 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.6 bpg, but he likely won't see much playing time with San Antonio.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN1/18/2015 11:25:00 AM
Description: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan has posted three consecutive double-doubles.
Insight: Duncan moved into fifth place on the all-time double-doubles list, passing Karl Malone on Tuesday, and he added to it on Wednesday. Duncan isn't scoring much of late. He hasn't cracked the 15-point mark in seven games, but at least he's still crashing the boards.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/18/2015 11:19:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris, out for Friday's game (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Oklahoma City.
Insight: Harris has missed missed four straight games which is more than originally expected. He is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg. Devyn Marble has been getting his minutes, but not doing much with it.
Kevin Durant, F, OKCHot1/18/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant has been on target the past three games shooting a stunning 70 percent from the field (36-of-51).
Insight: Durant appears to be back in MVP form and should be started in all leagues. For the season he's averaging 24.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.4 apg, all down from last season's averages, but he looks like he's ready to bring those numbers back to last season's level.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/18/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis did not suit up versus the 76ers on Friday due to a tow injury and is questionable for Sunday's game against Toronto.
Insight: A lot of teams rest players against the Sixers, though it backfired on the Pelicans this time. The injury is not thought to be serious, but Davis is a franchise player (24.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.9 bpg) so New Orleans will take all necessary precautions to protect their top asset.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL1/17/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver knocked down seven 3-pointers during Saturday's victory against the Bulls.
Insight: Those were all of the field goals Korver made on the night, as he went 7-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the line for a team-high 24 points. Korver is arguably having the best season of his career.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET1/17/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe posted a double-double during Saturday's win Philadelphia.
Insight: He had 12 points and 13 rebounds, along with four assists, two steals, one block, and three turnovers.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA1/17/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist grabbed 16 rebounds on Saturday night.
Insight: He also had nine points on 4-of-13 shooting from the field, along with three assists, one steal, and one turnover. Kidd-Gilchrist is still outside the top-200, but is improving.
David West, F, IND1/17/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West scored a team-high 19 points during Saturday's overtime loss to the Hornets.
Insight: He also had eight boards, two assists, two steals, two blocks, and three turnovers. West is a top-85 option.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC1/17/2015 4:49:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Clippers.
Insight: The Kings called up Quincy Miller for this game, so that probably means Gay has little chance to play. He missed Friday's game with a left knee capsule injury, and there is a chance he misses even more games besides Saturday.
LeBron James, F, CLEHot1/17/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James had a second straight big night at the Staples Center.
Insight: The schedule had the Cavaliers play the Lakers and then the Clippers on back-to-back nights at the Staples Center, and Cleveland won both games. James scored 32 points with 11 rebounds and seven assists versus the Clippers. It's worth noting that Kevin Love did not play, and when Love isn't on the floor, James' fantasy value is much higher. That's two big games in a row since returning from injury. He's averaged 34.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5..0 apg against Phoenix and the Lakers. Perhaps that eight-game break (knee, back) will turn out to be a blessing.
Luol Deng, F, MIA1/17/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng scored 25 points versus the Kings on Friday.
Insight: Deng was 11-for-18 from the field. He also had six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks.
Blake Griffin, F, LACHot1/17/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin led Los Angeles with 34 points and 10 rebounds versus the Cavaliers on Friday.
Insight: It was Griffin's 10th double-double of the season. Interestingly, Griffin has reached double figures in scoring every single game this season. He is averaging 22.9 ppg and 7.6 rpg this season.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL1/17/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young came off the bench and scored 23 points to lead the Lakers in scoring on Friday.
Insight: Young only took nine shots, making four of them, but he hit 13-of-13 from the free-throw line. Young didn't do much else with just two rebounds, however, anyone who rolled the dice with him on Friday should be very happy with his points and free throw percentage.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA1/17/2015 9:20:00 AM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored 31 points in Utah's, 94-85, victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Friday.
Insight: Hayward was 12-for-18 from the field and made four 3-pointers. He also had seven assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block. Hayward is having a breakout season with averages of 19.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, and 4.1 apg.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL1/17/2015 9:10:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds versus the Nuggets.
Insight: Parsons had a bad night from the 3-point line, but he was 6-of-11 overall and made 83.3 percent from the foul line. Parsons is averaging 15.4 ppg and 5.0 rpg this season.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL1/17/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki led the team with 25 points in the, 97-89, victory over the Nuggets Friday.
Insight: Nowitzki was 8-of-18 from the field, but an incredible 4-for-5 from the 3-point line. He also was 5-for-5 at the line and grabbed nine rebounds. Nowitzki is certainly closer to the end of his career than the beginning, but he is still putting up solid numbers this season: 18.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 46.3 shooting percentage.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR1/16/2015 11:01:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points to lead Portland in scoring on Friday.
Insight: It wasn't enough, however, as the Trail Blazers lost to the Spurs, 110-96. Aldridge was 9-of-18 from with eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN1/16/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points in 31 minutes in his return to the lineup on Friday.
Insight: What a boost for the Spurs and fantasy owners. The Spurs said Leonard would not be limited, and he was not, making 8-of-18 shots. He also had five assists, four rebounds and three steals. It's safe to plug him back into the lineup.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC1/16/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant was on fire Friday, scoring 36 points versus the Warriors.
Insight: Durant just missed a double-double as he had nine rebounds. He was 14-for-18 from the field and hit 3-of-5 from the 3-point line. Durant also had four assists.
Serge Ibaka, F, OKC1/16/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka tied a career-high with 27 points versus the Warriors on Friday.
Insight: Ibaka was 12-of-18 shooting and also grabbed eight rebounds. It was a huge win for the Thunder who beat the Warriors, 127-115.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/16/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is not playing on Friday versus the Clippers.
Insight: Love has been dealing with some tough back spasms, so Cleveland will elect to hold him out on Friday. Tristan Thompson is going to start, but LeBron James and Kyrie Irving owners will reap the most benefits.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/16/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded his four straight game with a double-double on Friday.
Insight: Since returning from his knee injury, Randolph has four double-doubles in four games. Over that span, Randolph is averaging 19.0 ppg and 13.5 rpg. He is a must-start.
Jeff Green, F, MEM1/16/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies fans are getting to know small forward Jeff Green.
Insight: In just his second game with Memphis, Green came off the bench and led the Grizzlies with 21 points. He shot 8-of-18 from the field and made all five free-throw attempts. Green had five rebounds as well.
Robert Covington, F, PHI1/16/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington made two 3-pointers on Friday.
Insight: Covington, however, had eight 3-point attempts, so he wasn't exactly lethal from deep. Still, owners will take the 18 points and six rebounds to go with two 3-pointers.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI1/16/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler shot 10-of-19, scoring 22 points on Friday.
Insight: Another solid night for Butler, who could definitely start for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game. He also had six steals, five rebounds and two assists on Friday.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL1/16/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap turned in another solid fantasy night as Atlanta won its 11th straight game on Friday.
Insight: Millsap scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He also added four assists, three steals and two blocks. He was just 6-of-9 from the field so very efficient. Millsap is just behind Jeff Teague for the team lead in scoring and leads the team in rebounding.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/16/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan led Toronto in scoring again with 25 points on Friday.
Insight: DeRozan has played two games since returning from his injury, and he has led the Raptors in scoring both nights. He was 11-of-18 from the field Friday. Besides scoring, however, DeRozan doesn't supply much else for fantasy owners. He had three rebounds, two assists and two steals versus the Hawks.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN1/16/2015 7:14:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard will start and will not have a minutes limit on Friday versus the Blazers according to the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Leonard needs to be in every lineup. He was playing extremely well before his injury. Leonard is making his first start since Dec. 15, which coincidentally, was against the Blazers.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/16/2015 5:56:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will not suit up versus the 76ers on Friday.
Insight: It is too bad because a matchup versus the 76ers is a dream for fantasy owners. He had 34 points on Wednesday but suffered a toe injury late in the game. There is a chance Davis returns for Sunday's matchup versus the Raptors.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC1/16/2015 5:16:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay will not play on Friday versus the Heat.
Insight: Gay suffered a left knee sprain on Tuesday and did not return to the game. Gay might also not play on Saturday.
Andre Iguodala, SF, GSW1/16/2015 1:32:00 PM
Description: Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala led Golden State will not play Friday night (rest), according to head coach Steve Kerr.
Insight: Shaun Livingston should get plenty of minutes tonight with Iguodala out of the lineup, though he's not fantasy worthy.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN1/16/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against Portland, according to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News.
Insight: Leonard last played on Dec 15. He appears to be targeting Jan. 20 for a return. He continues to make a leap forward each season and is up to 15.2 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.0 spg.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL1/16/2015 1:11:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki did not play on Wednesday, but is expected back in the lineup for Friday's game against Denver.
Insight: Tyson Chandler will also return from a rest day. Nowitzki's scoring is down because he is surrounded by more talent this season. That's good for the Mavericks, but not as good for Dirk's fantasy owners. He's cracked the 20-points mark just once the last seven games.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/16/2015 1:08:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia while dealing with a sprained toe.
Insight: The elite big man is averaging 24.2 ppg and 10.4 rpg this season. Ryan Anderson would likely see davis' minutes if he can't run.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP1/16/2015 1:05:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans expects to start at the point Friday against the Sixers, according to John Reid of the Times-Picayune.
Insight: Jrue Holiday is dealing with an ankle issue and New Orleans figures to be able to win this one without him. Evans is averaging 16.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.4 apg this season, his second with the Pelicans.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/16/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love's fantasy owners can't be happy with what's going on in Cleveland.
Insight: In the two games since LeBron James returned and with the additions of Timofrey Mozgov, J.R. Smith, Love has taken the fourth-most shots in both games. James, Smith and Kyrie Irving are getting more shots off and that's not good for Love owners who may be forced to "sell low" or deal with the situation for the remainder of the season.
LeBron James, F, CLEHot1/16/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James came up big Thursday, rocking the Forum for 36 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Insight: That's two big games in a row since returning from injury. He's averaged 34.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5..0 apg against Phoenix and the Lakers. Perhaps that eight-game break (knee, back) will turn out to be a blessing.
Trevor Ariza, SF, HOU1/15/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza had 17 points in the, 112-101, victory against the Thunder.
Insight: Ariza made three 3-pointers and had four assists, four steals and two rebounds. He continues to be an intriguing fantasy player with the ability to make 3-pointers and guards like James Harden and Patrick Beverley being able to drive and dish.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC1/15/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant had a nice game versus the Rockets on Thursday.
Insight: Former teammate James Harden overshadowed last season's MVP with nearly recording a triple-double, but Durant had 24 points, going 4-for-6 from the 3-point line, and 10 rebounds. Durant is a must-start.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/15/2015 5:33:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 25 points on Thursday.
Insight: Anthony put on quite a display for the London faithful at O2 Arena, but three other Knicks starters didn't score a single point. New York started the game 0-for-10 and fell behind Milwaukee, 14-0. Anthony was 7-of-12 from the field, 10-for-12 at the line with three rebounds, three steals, two assists and a block.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/15/2015 1:55:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (knee) will play Thursday against Milwaukee, according to Knicks head coach Derek Fisher.
Insight: With the Knicks owning the worst record in the NBA, Anthony could be shut down at any point, so get some value from him while you can.
Amare Stoudemire, F, NYK1/15/2015 1:55:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire had been targeting a Jan 15 return and will make his return against Milwaukee, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.
Insight: Stoudemire is averaging 13.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 bpg, but can't be counted on to play every day. The Knicks know that too and apparently are thinking about buying out his contract. Carmelo Anthony will be in Thursday's lineup as well.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/15/2015 11:19:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris has already been declared out for Friday's game against Memphis (ankle).
Insight: Harris, who will have missed missed four straight games, is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg and has become a viable fantasy option. His numbers have increased every season in the NBA.
Jordan Hill, PF, LAL1/15/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: Lakers PF/C Jordan Hill (hyperextended left knee) is probable for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Hill could have a minutes limit in this one until they make sure his knee is fine, but he's scored double-digit points in five straight games.
Mitch McGary, F, OKC1/15/2015 10:23:00 AM
Description: Thunder backup center Mitch McGary (left foot fracture) participated in part of practice Tuesday.
Insight: McGary is not really part of the center rotation and has no fantasy value behind Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins.
Kenyon Martin, PF, MILCold1/15/2015 10:19:00 AM
Description: Bucks forward Kenyon Martin is averaging just seven minutes per game in his first two contests with Milwaukee.
Insight: Martin was just a stop gap measure and the return of Ersan Ilyasova may take even those few minutes away. He has no fantasy value.
Ersan Ilyasova, F, MIL1/15/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova is expected to return tothe floor Thursday against the Knicks.
Insight: Ilyasova hasn't played since Dec. 23, according to coach Jason Kidd. "Ers looks good," When healthy this season he's averaging just 9.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.0 apg.
Amare Stoudemire, F, NYK1/15/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire has been targeting a Jan 15 return, so his fantasy owners will want to check back just before tipoff.
Insight: Stoudemire is averaging 13.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.1 bpg, but can't be counted on to play every day. The Knicks know that too and apparently are thinking about buying out his contract.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/15/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (knee) told reports re would try and play Thursday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Figure him as a game-time decision. With the Knicks owning the worst record in the NBA, Anthony could be shut down at any point, so get some value from him while you can.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS1/14/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce led the team in scoring against the Bulls on Wednesday.
Insight: Pierce had 22 points, going 7-of-12 from the field. Pierce hit two 3-pointers and perfect at the line with six attempts. He also had six rebounds and two assists.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL1/14/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap look well rested and recorded a double-double on Wednesday.
Insight: Atlanta rested Millsap on Tuesday, but he returned to the court versus the Celtics. Millsap scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory over the Celtics. Millsap was 5-of-10 from the field and a perfect 7-for-7 at the line. He also had three assists, two steals and two blocks.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/14/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan led the team with 20 points in his return to the court on Wednesday.
Insight: So much for being limited. DeRozan started, played 29 minutes and led the team in scoring. DeRozan was 9-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. If owners haven't done so already, they are going to want to move DeRozan out of the IR spot and back into the lineup.
Mason Plumlee, PF, BRK1/14/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee led Brooklyn with 15 points in the loss on Wednesday.
Insight: Brooklyn is really struggling to score points this month and have lost six straight games. Plumlee has become the team's best player especially if Kevin Garnett is not playing. Plumlee finished 7-of-9 with nine rebounds on Wednesday.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/14/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph was 8-of-11 from the field to lead Memphis over Brooklyn, 103-92.
Insight: Randolph finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds. He was also 4-for-8 at the line with three assists and a steal. Randolph is a top option at the forward position.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP1/14/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Pelicans small forward Tyreke Evans nearly had a triple-double on Wednesday.
Insight: In actuality, Evans didn't even have a double-double but he recorded 18 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. He was 6-of-14 from the field and added a steal and a block.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/14/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the, 105-94, victory over the Pistons on Wednesday.
Insight: Davis now has 23 double-doubles this season. Davis, however, has not been able to maintain his MVP pace from the first two months. He is averaging 22.8 ppg and 9.8 rpg this month.
Tim Duncan, F/C, SAN1/14/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Spurs power forward Tim Duncan had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over the Hornets on Wednesday.
Insight: Duncan moved into fifth place on the all-time double-doubles list, passing Karl Malone on Tuesday, and he added to it on Wednesday. Duncan is averaging 15.1 ppg and 10.3 rpg this season.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL1/14/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki will not play on Wednesday in order to receive extra rest.
Insight: Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler will also not play on Wednesday. Hopefully owners have replacements they can plug in very quickly to replace them.
Robert Covington, F, PHI1/14/2015 7:08:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington is a late scratch for Wednesday.
Insight: Unfortunately, this news probably comes too late to get Covington out of the lineup. Jerami Grant sees a slight increase in fantasy value.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/14/2015 6:54:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan will be a game-time decision against the 76ers on Wednesday. UPDATE: DeRozan will play but should be limited.
Insight: DeRozan is probably not going to start and will be limited, so it would be already to leave him on the bench for one more game.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL1/14/2015 6:49:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver will not play on Wednesday versus the Celtics due to rest.
Insight: The Hawks are taking this opportunity at the weakest part of their schedule to rest some key players. Al Horford is also out on Wednesday. With Korver out, Thabo Sefolosha will start.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/14/2015 6:04:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan will be a game-time decision against the 76ers on Wednesday.
Insight: DeRozan is probably not going to start and will be limited, so it would be already to leave him on the bench for one more game.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA1/14/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors posted a solid line during Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.
Insight: He went 10-of-16 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line for 22 points, 11 rebounds, and one block. Favors is a top-50 player.
Markieff Morris, F, PHO1/14/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Suns power forward Markieff Morris scored a season-high 35 points during Tuesday's victory against the Cavaliers.
Insight: He went 15-of-21 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Morris also had seven boards, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal,a nd two turnovers. He is a top-50 option.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/14/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James returned to action on Tuesday, and played very well.
Insight: He went 11-of-18 from the floor, 8-of-13 from the line, and 3-of-8 from downtown. James also had seven rebounds, five assists, one steal, and five turnovers. Owners are happy he is back.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC1/13/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay left Tuesday's game versus the Mavericks with a left knee strain and will not return according to James Ham of ESPN and FOXSports1.
Insight: It doesn't sound good. Gay will undergo some tests so stay tuned. If he missed time, Derrick Williams and Nik Stauskas will become better fantasy options.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL1/13/2015 6:17:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll (rest) will not play on Tuesday.
Insight: Just like Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap, Caroll will get some rest against the 76ers. Thabo Sefolosha will start in his place.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL1/13/2015 6:15:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap (rest) will not play Tuesday against the 76ers.
Insight: Just a night off for Millsap. Mike Muscala will start in his place.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/13/2015 4:58:00 PM
Description: According to head coach Dwane Casey, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (groin) is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday or Friday.
Insight: He will likely be eased back into action, but will definitely reclaim his starting role, once he is a full-go. DeRozan's return will diminish the value of Terrence Rossm James Johnson, and possibly Lou Williams.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/13/2015 1:58:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris is questionable for Wednesday's game against Houston after spraining an ankle.
Insight: Harris, who has missed two straight games, is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg and has become a viable fantasy option. His numbers have increased every season in the NBA.
Shawn Marion, F, DAL1/13/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion (hip) is probable for Tuesday's game against Phoenix.
Insight: Marion is only averaging 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds this season. J.R. Smith and James Jones should see less time.
Jeff Green, F, MEM1/13/2015 1:44:00 PM
Description: Memphis' newly-acquired forward Jeff Green missed Tuesday's practice while getting his physical, but should be ready to go Wednesday against Brooklyn.
Insight: Green's role in Memphis is to be determined, but he won't be one of the top options as he was in Boston. He'll certainly be behind Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Mike Conley so his numbers should take a hit.
Trevor Booker, F, UTA1/13/2015 1:37:00 PM
Description: Utah power forward Trevor Booker is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Golden State due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Booker doesn't have much fantasy value playing less than 20 minutes per night and averaging 7.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg.
Mason Plumlee, PF, BRK1/12/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Nets center Mason Plumlee recorded a double-double during Monday's loss against the Rockets.
Insight: He had 24 points and 10 boards, but more impressively went 10-of-11 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line. Plumlee is a good option for owners.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/12/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis went for 34 and nine during Monday's loss to the Celtics.
Insight: He went 10-of-23 from the field and 14-of-15 from the line. Davis also had four assists, three blocks, and zero turnovers.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET1/12/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe posted a double-double during Monday's win versus the Raptors.
Insight: He had 22 points and 10 rebounds, along with two assists, one steal, one block, and zero turnovers. Monroe is a fine option for owners.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/12/2015 4:59:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (knee) stated that he will likely need surgery at some point.
Insight: Fantasy owners need to do whatever they can to try and trade him. With the Knicks owning the worst record in the NBA, Anthony could be shut down sooner rather than later.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/12/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James practiced Monday and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday versus the Suns, according to beat reporter Chris Haynes.
Insight: Obviously fantasy owners want James and his 25.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 7.6 apg, 1.3 spg back in the lineup ASAP. based on their losing play of late, the Cavs need him back too.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHICold1/12/2015 2:33:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson is expected to play Monday night despite a left thumb injury.
Insight: Gibson has shot just 4-of-17 over the past two games with a combined nine rebounds, so clearly he isn't playing up to expectations at this point in time.
Mike Dunleavy, G/F, CHI1/12/2015 2:30:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy is out for FMonay's game against Orlando due to a sprained right ankle.
Insight: Dunleavy has already missed the last four games. Nikola Mirotic was seeing his minutes, but has disappointed and his minutes have been cut back to about 13-14 per game. Tony Snell started and played 32 minutes, but produced just two points, six rebounds and two assists. That won't work.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR1/12/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum is obviously over his sprained right wrist and back to being a multi-category contributor.
Insight: Batum posted 11 points, his first double-digit effort in four games, along with nine rebounds and six assists. The only upsetting part of his game is that even Chris Kaman is getting more shot attempts than Batum. We like it better when he's the fourth option, not the fifth.
Rudy Gay, F, SACHot1/12/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay posted a third consecutive 20-plus point effort Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Gay has shot 18-of-29 over the past two games, shooting over 50 percent in back-to-back games for the first time since mid-December.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/12/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love posted an impressive double-double Sunday night with 25 points, 10 rebounds three assists a steal and a block.
Insight: Frankly, with LeBron James out of the lineup fantasy owners are expecting more, but the arrival of Timofrey Mozgov looks like it will eat into Love's rebounding total and J.R. Smith into his shot total.
Markieff Morris, F, PHO1/11/2015 9:10:00 PM
Description: Suns power forward Markieff Morris scored a season-high 35 points during Tuesday's victory against the Cavaliers.
Insight: He went 15-of-21 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Morris also had seven boards, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal,a nd two turnovers. He is a top-50 option.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/11/2015 9:08:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had 27 points and 17 rebounds in the double overtime victory over the Suns on Sunday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Randolph couldn't finish the game because he fouled out, so his teammates had to pick up the slack. Randolph was 11-of-16 from the field before his exit and also chipped in four assists.
Blake Griffin, F, LACHot1/11/2015 6:25:00 PM
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin scored 26 points on Sunday.
Insight: Griffin was 10-of-19 from the field and 5-for-7 at the line. He also had six rebounds and three assists. Griffin has been scoring a lot lately. He has at least 22 points scored in each of the last four games.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL1/11/2015 6:18:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll scored 16 points versus the Wizards.
Insight: Carroll shot 5-for-9 from the field, hitting two 3-pointers. He also had four rebounds, four steals and an assist. Carroll is continuing to have a career-year with 11.4 ppg and 5.8 rpg.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL1/11/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver hit five 3-pointers to lead the Hawks in scoring on Sunday.
Insight: Korver scored 19 points, going 6-of-8 from the field overall. He also had four assists, three rebounds and a steal. Korver will give owners great 3-pointer numbers most nights, but you know what they say: live by the three, die by the three.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA1/11/2015 2:30:00 PM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors had a noticable limp during Saturday's game, according to a Salt Lake Tribune report.
Insight: it looks like he can play through it, but no at a peak level. He played just 18 minutes against Houston, scoring 15 and pulling down seven rebounds. Fantasy owners can keep starting him, but he may be limited for a couple of games.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/11/2015 1:05:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James must be getting healthy because there is talk he could return as soon as Tuesday.
Insight: Obviously fantasy owners want James and his 25.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 7.6 apg, 1.3 spg back in the lineup ASAP.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/11/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris is questionable for Monday's game against Chicago after spraining an ankle.
Insight: He didn't dress for Saturday and Devyn Marble got the start, but did nothing with the opportunity. Harris is averaging 18.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg and has become a viable fantasy option. His numbers have increased every season in the NBA.
Shawn Marion, F, DAL1/11/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion should be considered doubtful for Sunday versus Sacramento.
Insight: Marion said the way his hip feels now, he won't play, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal. Marion is only averaging 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds this season. If he's out J.R. Smith and James Jones should see more time.
Austin Daye, F, SAN1/10/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Spurs forward Austin Daye led San Antonio with 22 points on Saturday.
Insight: Daye started on Saturday, which was his first extensive game action in about a month, and he shot 8-of-13, including 4-for-8 from the 3-point line. Daye also had 10 rebounds. Fantasy owners still need to see this more often in order to consider Daye fantasy relevant.
Donatas Motiejunas, F, HOU1/10/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas had a double-double on Saturday against the Jazz.
Insight: Motiejunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 6-of-6 from the field and made a 3-pointer. Motiejunas took advantage of an off night from Dwight Howard, so fantasy owners shouldn't count on this happening very often.
Robert Covington, F, PHI1/10/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington made four 3-pointers on Saturday.
Insight: Covington scored 16 points to lead all starters. He didn't do much else, though, with just two rebounds.
David West, F, IND1/10/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West exploded for 28 points and nine rebounds against the 76ers on Saturday.
Insight: The 28 points was a season-high for West, and the nine rebounds was the most for West since Dec. 26. He is averaging 12.0 ppg and 6.7 rpg this season.
Greg Monroe, PF, DET1/10/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe continued his incredible rebounding numbers on Saturday against the Nets.
Insight: Monroe grabbed 17 rebounds while also scoring 16 points in the victory over Brooklyn. This month, Monroe is averaging 12.4 rpg.
Joe Johnson, G/F, BRK1/10/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Joe Johnson made three 3-pointers and led Brooklyn in scoring on Saturday.
Insight: Johnson was 50 percent from the field with 17 points in the loss to Detroit. He also had four assists and two rebounds. Johnson is averaging 16.5 ppg and 4.8 rpg this season.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL1/10/2015 6:25:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had a game-high 25 points in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: Nowitzki was 10-of-19 from the field, including 2-for-5 from the 3-point line. He also had six rebounds and an assist. He is a top-35 option.
Quincy Acy, F, NYK1/10/2015 3:31:00 PM
Description: Knicks power forward Quincy Acy scored a team-high 18 points during Saturday's loss versus Charlotte.
Insight: He did so off the bench, and played 22 minutes. Acy also had one rebound, three 3-pointers, two steals, and one turnover. He can be left on the waiver wire.

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