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Center Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Marc Gasol, C, MEM1/31/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Memphis center Marc Gasol recorded a double-double during Saturday's win over the Thunder.
Insight: He had 15 points and 12 rebounds, along with five assists, two steals, and one block. Gasol is a top 15 option.
Al Horford, C, ATL1/31/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Al Horford scored a team-high 23 points during Saturday's victory against the 76ers.
Insight: He went 10-of-16 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Horford also had 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, and one turnover. He is a top 20 option.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI1/31/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel posted a double-double during Saturday's loss against Atlanta.
Insight: He had 11 points and 10 boards, along with two blocks and two turnovers. Noel has definitely played better since the new year.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/31/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins recorded a monster double-double on Saturday night.
Insight: Although he went just 6-of-24 from the field, Cousins had 20 points, 19 rebounds, three assists, three steals, four turnovers, and went 8-of-8 from the line.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL1/31/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double during Saturday's loss against the Mavericks.
Insight: He went 8-of-13 from the field and 1-of-1 from the line for 17 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, and one block. Vucevic is a borderline top 20 option.
Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS1/31/2015 4:12:00 PM
Description: Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk will likely not play until after the All-Star break according to MassLive.com.
Insight: Coach Brad Stevens confirmed this news on Saturday. Olynyk is in a walking boot and said he is still dealing with ankle swelling. He is only worth stashing away in very deep leagues.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/31/2015 1:46:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is listed as probable for Saturday's game versus the Pacers according to NBA.com.
Insight: Cousins played through a left ankle sprain on Friday, but it wouldn't be surprising if he is somewhat limited in the second game of a back-to-back set. Cousins, though, is a must-start if he plays.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI1/30/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel had six blocks and four steals in the victory on Friday versus the Timberwolves.
Insight: Noel filled the stat sheet with 14 points and six rebounds, going 7-of-8 from the field as well. Noel is trending upwards.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA1/30/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside posted an impressive another impressive double-double in the loss on Friday.
Insight: Whiteside hasn't produced his block magic again he had last Sunday, but he had 16 points and 24 rebounds versus the Mavericks on Friday. He was 7-of-11 from the field. Give Whiteside a serious look in standard leagues.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK1/30/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez came off the bench Friday and scored 35 points versus the Raptors.
Insight: Lopez and Jarrett Jack combined for 70 of the Nets 122 points on Friday. Lopez also had 12 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. He shot 15-of-28 from the field.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/30/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins recorded a double-double versus the Cavaliers on Friday.
Insight: Cousins had 21 points and 13 rebounds. He shot an excellent 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. Cousins also had five steals and four assists.
Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN1/30/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had 18 points in the loss versus the 76ers on Friday.
Insight: Pekovic was 6-of-9 from the field as he led all Timberwolves starters in scoring. He also had seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/30/2015 6:49:00 PM
Description: MassLive.com reports that Kevin McHale said "We won't have Dwight (Howard) for a while."
Insight: An MRI revealed fluid buildup in his right knee, so things aren't looking too good. He is seeking a second opinion, but fantasy owners should plan for him to be out for quite some time.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA1/30/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen will play versus the Mavericks on Friday.
Insight: Andersen will see about 20 minutes, so he still isn't fantasy relevant, and he shouldn't affect Hassan Whiteside's production.
Andrew Bogut, C, GSW1/30/2015 3:55:00 PM
Description: Warriors center Andrew Bogut did not play Thursday due to illness , but has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game against Utah.
Insight: Without Bogut, the Warriors have to go small and leave themselves vulnerable to opposing big men. David Lee would see additional time if Bogut can't go.
Joakim Noah, C, CHIHot1/30/2015 9:27:00 AM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah nearly triple-doubled in Los Angeles Thursday night, pulling down 17 rebounds to go along with nine assists, nine points and blocked shot.
Insight: Noah isn't scoring a lot, but he's trying to help his team and fantasy owners in other ways, That's back-to-back big games and we like the direction he's headed now that he's healthy again.
Roy Hibbert, C, IND1/29/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert posted a double-double in Thursday's victory over the Knicks.
Insight: Hibbert had 18 points and 10 rebounds in what was his most impressive performance for some time. He shot 9-of-11 from the field and also had an assist, a block and a steal. If only he could consistently produce these kinds of numbers.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/29/2015 9:09:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for Friday versus the Cavaliers.
Insight: Cousins is suffering from a right ankle sprain which is worth noting because Cousins missed time due to a left ankle injury this month.
Lavoy Allen, C, PHI1/29/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Pacers backup center Lavoy Allen left Thursday's game with a sore right knee versus the Knicks.
Insight: Allen walked into the locker room under his own power with a slight limp according to Pacers reporter Scott Agness. He had eight points, five rebounds and one assist in nine minutes before leaving.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/29/2015 7:57:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard will receive a second opinion on his right knee injury according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Howard will miss at least two games and could miss much more time. He missed two weeks with a knee injury at the end of last season, and at this point this injury is considered more serious. Fantasy owners should probably assume Howard will be out at least through the All-Star break. However long he is out, Terrence Jones will continue to see plenty of opportunities.
JaVale McGee, C, DEN1/29/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Denver center JaVale McGee will be active again on Thursday.
Insight: McGee was active on Wednesday, but he did not play. He might get a chance to play on Thursday, though, it will be against Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.
John Henson, C, MIL1/29/2015 6:17:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson will start on Thursday instead of Zaza Pachulia, who is suffering from a calf injury.
Insight: Henson has a lot of upside for Thursday's game, so he is worth grabbing in daily leagues. Jared Dudley will also be starting with Ersan Ilyasova out with a groin injury.
Zaza Pachulia, C, MIL1/29/2015 5:57:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia will not suit up for Thursday's game versus the Magic due to a calf injury.
Insight: Pachulia is questionable for Milwaukee's game on Saturday. John Henson will start at center for the Bucks versus the Magic and is a decent daily fantasy plug-in option.
Cole Aldrich, C, NYK1/29/2015 5:53:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Cole Aldrich will not play on Thursday versus the Pacers due to a shin injury.
Insight: Louis Amundson along with Jason Smith and Lance Thomas will see a lot more minutes with Aldrich out of the lineup.
Andrew Bogut, C, GSW1/29/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Warriors center Andrew Bogut did not play Thursday due to illness and is questionable for Friday's game against Utah.
Insight: Without Bogut, the Warriors have to go small and leaved them vulnerable to opposing big men. David Lee would see additional time if Bogut can't run.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/29/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss the next two games ... at least.
Insight: Howard (16.3 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.4 bpg) is dealing with a build up of fluid on his right knee to ho along with a right ankle injury. Just back Terrence Jones could see a lot of playing time with Donatas Motiejunas moving to the middle.
Al Horford, C, ATL1/28/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Al Horford was one of three Atlanta players with double-doubles on Wednesday.
Insight: Horford was second on the team with 20 points and 10 rebounds, but he also had five assists to turn in a very solid fantasy night. He was 10-of-13 from the field. Horford is a must-start in all leagues.
Gorgui Dieng, C, MIN1/28/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng recorded a double-double versus the Celtics.
Insight: Dieng had 16 points and 14 rebounds. He was 6-of-11 from the field.
Jared Sullinger, C, BOS1/28/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Celtics center/forward Jared Sullinger led the Boston starters with 16 points and eight rebounds on Wednesday.
Insight: Sullinger was 6-of-16 from the field and also had three assists, a steal and a block.
Cole Aldrich, C, NYK1/28/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Cole Aldrich left Wednesday's game versus the Thunder with a bruise on his left shin.
Insight: We aren't sure when Aldrich suffered the injury, but he will not return. He had no points, a rebound and an assist in seven minutes before leaving.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/28/2015 6:51:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard is doubtful versus the Mavericks on Wednesday.
Insight: Coach Kevin McHale told ESPN Dallas that he would be "shocked" if Howard plays. With Howard out, Terrence Jones has a chance for more minutes in his first game back from his injury.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI1/28/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah posted a big line Tuesday night.
Insight: Owners have been waiting for this, as Noah went 7-of-12 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line for 18 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two turnovers. Hopefully he is now fully healthy, and can continue to produce these type of numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Al Horford, C, ATL1/25/2015 8:27:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Al Horford was 8-for-9 from the field and made all three free-throw attempts versus the Timberwolves on Sunday.
Insight: Horford had 19 points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal. He is a must-start in all leagues.
Tyson Chandler, C, DAL1/25/2015 8:07:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler left Sunday's game with a knee injury but has since returned according to ESPN Dallas.
Insight: Chandler collided with Anthony Davis, and it initially did not look good as teammates had to help Chandler off the court. X-rays, however, were negative, and he returned to the game. Hopefully he avoids further injury.
Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS1/25/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk had an MRI reveal he does indeed have a sprained ankle.
Insight: Olynyk is projected to miss at least two weeks. Tyler Zeller and Brandon Bass will be in line to see more minutes without Olynyk.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI1/25/2015 6:53:00 PM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah did not play the entire fourth quarter on Sunday versus the Heat.
Insight: Noah finished with four points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Coach Tom Thibodeau said after the game that he liked the group that started the fourth quarter, so Noah stayed on the bench. Thibodeau said Noah was healthy, but he did want to watch his minutes. We expect Noah to bounce back on Tuesday versus the Warriors.
Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN1/25/2015 6:38:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic will start on Sunday versus the Hawks.
Insight: This means Pekovic and Gorgui Dieng will both start. It will be interesting to see how that effects each's production.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA1/25/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside had a monster game on Sunday.
Insight: That might even be an understatement. Whiteside came off the bench and had 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks. His 12 blocks is a franchise record for a single game. This was Whiteside's first game back after sitting out two games, but it's safe to say he is healthy now.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/25/2015 2:32:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard (sprained right ankle) was not at the morning shootaround and is, at best, a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the LA Lakers, according to beat writer Mark Medina.
Insight: Consider Howard day-to-day, but they should be able to beat the Lakers without Howard which would give him until Wednesday to recover. Joey Dorsey played 20 minutes against the Suns on Friday, but didn't show he's ready to help fantasy owners. Donatas Motiejunas is a better option.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA1/25/2015 1:00:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside is expected to play Sunday.
Insight: Whiteside had been a solid fantasy option before the injury. He says he's close to 100 percent, so he could be a viable fantasy option once again.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/25/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard left Friday's game with a sprained right ankle and is questionable for Sunday's game against the LA Lakers.
Insight: Consider Howard day-to-day, but they should be able to beat the Lakers without Howard which would give him until Wednesday to recover. Joey Dorsey played 20 minutes against the Suns on Friday, but didn't show he's ready to help fantasy owners. Donatas Motiejunas is a better option.
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.
Marcin Gortat, C, WASCold1/25/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat was not very effective Saturday night, scoring just four points and grabbing seven rebounds.
Insight: Gortat's scoring has dropped in each month this season. He's averaged just 10.9 ppg in 13 January games. At least his rebounding has stayed consistent, so he's still a low-end value.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA1/24/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson came off the bench again Saturday and had an incredible seven blocks.
Insight: Charlotte has been easing Jefferson back into the lineup by limiting his minutes off the bench. Jefferson had nine points, six rebounds in addition to the seven blocks versus the Knicks. There is a decent chance Jefferson is ready to start in Charlotte's next game on Wednesday.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/24/2015 9:30:00 AM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins recorded a double-double during Friday's loss to the Warriors.
Insight: He went for 28 points and 11 boards, and also managed two assists, three steals, and five turnovers. Cousins shot 9-of-19 from the field and 10-of-11 from the line.
Gorgui Dieng, C, MIN1/23/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng had 14 points and 15 rebounds during Friday's loss against thee Pelicans.
Insight: With Nikola Pekovic back in action, Dieng is destined to see a decrease in value. If possible, owners need to sell high on him ASAP.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL1/23/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic was an absolute monster during Friday's loss against the Knicks.
Insight: He went 16-of-22 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line for 34 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. What an extremely impressive night for Vucevic.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/23/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard left Friday's game with a sprained right ankle and will not return.
Insight: The Rockets are likely playing this one safe, as the injury did not look too bad. Consider Howard day-to-day.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA1/23/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded a double-double during Friday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: He did so off the bench, and went for 22 points and 11 boards. Jefferson shot 10-of-16 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, and also chipped in three blocks and one assist.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI1/23/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel recorded a double-double during Friday's loss to the Raptors.
Insight: He had 12 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two turnovers. Noel is a borderline top-100 option.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI1/23/2015 7:25:00 PM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah (knee) says he will play Friday against Dallas.
Insight: Assuming Noah returns to his starting role, Taj Gibson will be pushed to the bench. Nikola Mirotic will likely lose some value as well.
Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR1/23/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas is questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia due to a sore left calf.
Insight: Many teams have rested their questionalbe players against the Sixers and this is another one of theose situations. He's coming off back-to-back double-doubles and is averaging 12.6 ppg, 8.6 rpg this season. Amir Johnson and Patrick Patterson would see more playingt ime if Valanciunas sits.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI1/23/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel (illness) did not play on Wednesday, but is listed as probable for Friday versus Toronto.
Insight: Noel (8.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.6 bpg) is a low-end box score filler. The Sixers could be short-handed up front as center Henry Sims just showed up on the injury report (ankle). Furkan Aldemir should also see double-digit minutes.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI1/23/2015 11:16:00 AM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah (knee) missed Thursday's game versus the Spurs and is questionable for Friday's game against Dallas.
Insight: Noah, who has missed four straight games, is very close to returning. Taj Gibson starts at power forward with Pau Gasol moving to the middle if Noah sits again on Friday.
Kelly Olynyk, C, BOS1/23/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk sprained his right ankle Thursday and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against Denver.
Insight: Olynyk is probably a lot closer to doubtful, considering he left the arena on crutches. He's averaging 11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg.
Henry Sims, C, PHI1/23/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: 76ers center Henry Sims apparently suffered an ankle injury in the last game and should be considered questionable for Friday versus Toronto.
Insight: The Sixers are already very thin up front. Nerlens Noel missed the last game due to illness, but could be forced into a lot of minutes if Sims is absent.
Enes Kanter, C, UTA1/22/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter posted his second consecutive monster double-double.
Insight: After recording 24 points and 17 rebounds on Wednesday, Kanter went for 23 points and 16 boards on Thursday against the Bucks. He also had two steals, one block, and two turnovers. Kanter is a fine option at center.
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.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI1/22/2015 1:56:00 PM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah (knee) will miss Thursday's game versus the Spurs.
Insight: Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic will see the biggest spike in fantasy value against the Spurs. Thursday will be the fourth straight game Noah has missed.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/22/2015 9:34:00 AM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins recorded 28 points and 14 rebounds in the loss to the Nets on Wednesday.
Insight: Cousins shot 10-of-24 with three assists and two steals. Cousins is continuing to have a very impressive season, averaging 24.0 ppg, 12.7 rpg and 3.2 apg while shooting 48.1 percent from the field.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK1/22/2015 9:31:00 AM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez came off the bench Friday and scored 22 points versus the Kings.
Insight: Lopez has led the Nets in scoring two of the last three games. He was 8-of-15 from the field and recorded six rebounds, six blocks, three assists and a steal. Lopez is averaging 17.2 ppg the last five games and is in the top-12 of the league in blocks.
Steven Adams, C, OKCHot1/22/2015 9:13:00 AM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds versus the Wizards on Wednesday.
Insight: This came out of nowhere. Adams hadn't recorded a 10-rebound game since Christmas Day. Adams is averaging 6.4 rpg this month, so this is definitely an aberration.
Andre Drummond, C, DET1/21/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond had 26 points and 17 rebounds during Wednesday's win over the Magic.
Insight: He shot 10-of-14 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line, and had four steals, three blocks, one assist, and six turnovers.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL1/21/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double during Wednesday's loss against the Pistons.
Insight: He went 11-of-22 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line for 26 points, 13 rebounds, one assist, one block, and three turnovers. Vucevic remains a top-50 option.
Bismack Biyombo, C, CHA1/21/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Bismack Biyombo posted a double-double during Wednesday's win against the Heat.
Insight: He had 12 points and 12 rebounds, along with two blocks, one steal, and two turnovers. Biyombo can be kept on the waiver wire for now.
Enes Kanter, C, UTA1/21/2015 9:23:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter posted an impressive double-double during Wednesday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: He had 24 points and 17 rebounds. Kanter shot 9-of-20 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line.
Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN1/21/2015 6:57:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will return Wednesday night.
Insight: He will come off the bench and will likely be heavily limited. Gorgui Dieng still has value for the time being, but not for long.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI1/21/2015 5:33:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel (illness) will not play on Wednesday.
Insight: He will likely be good to go for Friday, but in the meantime, Furkan Aldemir will get his first career start.
Enes Kanter, C, UTA1/21/2015 2:20:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Enes Kanter will remain in the starting lineup according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Insight: Rudy Gobert has played very well lately while Kanter missed some time, but coach Quin Snyder made it clear that Kanter will start. Gobert, however, appears poised to steal some playing time from Kanter, so owners will want to keep a close eye on this situation.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/21/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard told the Houston Chronicle that he is still having issues with his right knee.
Insight: Howard has been dealing with a strained right knee for most of the season. Despite the injury, Howard has played well lately and recorded his 19th double-double on Monday. He is expected to continue to play through the pain.
Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN1/20/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Dallas.
Insight: He has played in just nine games this season, so it will be nice to see Pekovic return to the court. Once he retruns to his full workload, Gorgui Dieng's value will take a major hit.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/19/2015 8:19:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard recorded a double-double during Monday's victory over the Pacers.
Insight: Howard he 14 points and 17 rebounds. With the offense clearly going through James Harden this season, Howard doesn't get many opportunities on offense. He took just six shots in this game, but he is still a double-double candidate every night.
DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC1/19/2015 6:15:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds versus the Celtics on Monday.
Insight: Jordan shot an incredible 8-of-9 from the field on his way to the double-double. He also had six blocks. An incredible performance from Jordan.
Henry Sims, C, PHI1/19/2015 5:21:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Henry Sims scored a team-high 13 points.
Insight: Ouch. Sims was 5-for-10 from the field with three rebounds, two assists and a block. Philadelphia lost to Washington by 36 points.
Marcin Gortat, C, WAS1/19/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat was 9-of-11 from the field on his way to 20 points against the 76ers.
Insight: Gortat also had eight rebounds and two blocks in the, 111-76, rout over the 76ers. Gortat came into the game averaging 12.1 ppg and 8.2 rpg this season.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA1/19/2015 1:02:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson has been cleared and is available to play Monday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Bismack Biyombo will still start, at least until Jefferson builds up his stamina after missing nine games. Jefferson will be on a 14-16 minute limit to start.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/19/2015 12:04:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) did not play on Saturday and is questionable for Monday's game against Portland.
Insight: Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams would see more court time if Cousins can't go. Cousins is an elite fantasy option and fantasy owners are being hurt by his multiple injuries this season.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI1/19/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah (knee) will miss a third straight game Monday.
Insight: His return date is uncertain, though coach Tom Thibodeau said he's "making progress." Taj Gibson will start at PF with Pau Gasol at center and both should be good options.
Rudy Gobert, C, UTA1/18/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Rudy Gobert grabbed 18 rebounds and had four blocks off the bench during Sunday's loss against the Spurs.
Insight: He also had 13 points, two assists, and one turnover. Gobert's value is limited with Enes Kanter starting for Utah at center.
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.
Marcin Gortat, C, WAS1/17/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat pulled down 16 rebounds on Saturday night.
Insight: He also had 10 points, two assists, one block, and one turnover. Gortat is a top 70 player.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/17/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard recorded a double-double during Saturday's loss to the Warriors.
Insight: He had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and shot 9-of-15 from the field and 5-of-7 from the field. Howard needs to improve, as he is barely a top 200 player.
Roy Hibbert, C, IND1/17/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert posted a double-double, along with six blocks on Saturday night.
Insight: He had 12 points and 14 rebounds, as well as three assists and three turnovers. Hibbert is still barely a top-100 player.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/17/2015 8:38:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) will not play on Saturday.
Insight: He was questionable coming in, but will not be able to suit up. Jason Thompson, Ryan Hollins, and Reggie Evans will see extended time, but will have a tough matchup against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI1/17/2015 6:24:00 PM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah (knee) is out for Saturday's game against the Hawks.
Insight: His return date is uncertain. Taj Gibson will start and Nikola Mirotic will see extended minutes during Noah's absence.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/17/2015 4:51:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for Saturday's game due to a right ankle injury.
Insight: Cousins played Friday, but he was obviously not 100 percent. Playing versus Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan on Saturday will probably motivate Cousins to suit up, but he won't be 100 percent again.
Tristan Thompson, C, CLE1/17/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson recorded a double-double on Friday versus the Clippers.
Insight: With no Kevin Love, Thompson scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Because of Love's uncertain future, Thompson is an intriguing fantasy play although we fully expect Love to stay in Cleveland and return to the court soon.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SACHot1/17/2015 9:27:00 AM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins recorded a double-double on Friday versus the Heat.
Insight: Cousins led the Kings with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Cousins was awful from the field, 4-for-12, but made up for it going 9-for-9 at the line. He also had five assists although he did turn it over eight times.

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