Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 25 points in the loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Insight: Wiggins was 10-of-22 from the field and hit five 3-pointers. He also had four rebounds, two assists and a steal. Wiggins is getting better as the season goes. He is averaging 21.6 ppg in the last five games.
Description: Raptors guard Lou Williams was just 2-for-10 from the 3-point line, but he still led Toronto with 22 points on Saturday.
Insight: Williams was 6-for-16 from the field overall. He was 8-of-9 at the line as well. Williams won't produce many other numbers, on Saturday he had three assists, two rebounds and a block, but if owners need scoring, he can provide some particularly on great 3-point shooting nights.
Description: Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. had 22 points, seven rebounds and an assist as New York won its second game in a row.
Insight: This was just the fourth time this season New York won back-to-back games this season. Even with no Kyle Lowry for Toronto, Knicks fans will take it. Hardaway should continue to be the team's best fantasy option for the rest of the season, but that isn't saying much.
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside grabbed 24 rebounds in the loss to Atlanta on Saturday.
Insight: Whiteside took full advantage of Miami's thin frontcourt and Atlanta resting Al Horford. Whiteside grabbed 16 defensive rebounds and eight offensive. He was also 6-of-8 from the field on his way to 14 points.
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 22 points in the, 93-91, victory over the Heat on Saturday.
Insight: With the Hawks resting Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll and Al Horford, Millsap stepped up to lead the team to victory. He was 8-of-15 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Millsap also hit two 3-pointers.
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat finished with 16 points and 17 rebounds in the victory over the Pistons on Saturday.
Insight: The 17 rebounds was a season-high. Gortat was 7-of-12 from the field with three steals, two assists and a block. Despite the tough times for Washington, Gortat has been playing well, averaging 14.6 ppg and 13.4 rpg over the last five games.
Description: Pistons forward Greg Monroe recorded his fourth straight double-double on Saturday versus the Wizards.
Insight: Monroe finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds as he shot 53.3 percent from the field. He also had a steal and a block. Monroe has been dynamite in the last five games, averaging 19.2 ppg and 11.6 rpg.
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley is not playing versus the Jazz on Saturday.
Insight: Dudley injured his kneecap, which is something he injured last season. Dudley can be dropped in standard leagues just because it is unclear when he will return. Ersan Ilyasova and Jerryd Bayless are expected to receive most of Dudley's minutes.
Description: Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett will start on Saturday versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Garnett might as well be considered day-to-day for the rest of the season. At his age and playing for a team in rebuild mode, it can't be surprised if he doesn't play in random games. Garnett cannot be counted on in standard leagues.
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will not play versus the Knicks on Saturday in order to receive some extra rest.
Insight: Lowry suffered a minor injury on Friday and played through it but against the lowly Knicks, coach Dwane Casey has decided to rest him. Although fantasy owners don't like seeing him banged up, Lowry didn't have a good February, averaging 11.9 ppg, 5.3 apg, 0.9 spg while shooting 34.2 percent from the field. Maybe the rest will help him.
Description: Hawks backup guard Dennis Schroeder will start on Saturday against the Heat.
Insight: Jeff Teague is out resting due to the back-to-back games, so Schorder along with Kent Bazemore and Elton Brand will receive the spot starts. Shelvin Mack, however, is a nice daily fantasy option if owners need 3-pointers.
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague will rest on Saturday versus the Heat.
Insight: DeMarre Carroll, Al Horford and Pero Antic will also not play in order to receive more rest. This is the second time Atlanta is doing this this season. Kyle Korver, Paul MIllsap, Dennis Schroder, Kent Bazemore and Elton Brand will start.
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will play on Saturday against the Pistons.
Insight: Beal is being rushed back into action because the Wizards are on a six-game losing streak. He will be on a minutes restriction on Saturday, so he has limited upside. If owners have a better option, don't be bashful about leaving Beal on the bench.
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed practice on Saturday due to his ankle injury, and he is questionable at best for Sunday's game versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Cousins played through his ankle injury on Wednesday and suffered a setback, so it is unlikely he will try that again. Jason Thompson registered a double-double and Ben McLemore scored 21 points without Cousins on Friday, so if Cousins doesn't play Sunday, those two players are fantasy owners' best options.
Description: Houston center Dwight Howard doesn't appear to be much closer to returning, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Its been four weeks and he has yet to progress to on-court drills. He'll have more MRI work done next week and we will know more, but at this point fantasy owners should plan on life without the big man.
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving didn't play in Friday's game against Indiana and is questionable for Sunday against Houston.
Insight: He had an MRI Friday which apparently came back negative, so its probably about apin management. Irving is obviously a must start when playing (21.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.2 apg) with Matthews Dalladova the option is he sits again. Delladova was just 5-of-18 against the Pacers.
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took a knee to the face, according to Ben Golliver of si.com and will be evaluated.
Insight: Hopefully there was no concussion. Westbrook has posted three consecutive monster triple-doubles and any lost playing time would be a disaster for his fantasy owners. D.J. Augustin would start if Westbrook can't go for any reason.
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani may have had his best game as a member of New York during Friday's double overtime win against the Pistons.
Insight: He went 10-of-20 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block, and zero turnovers. Despite the solid outing, Bargnani can be left on the wire.
Description: New Orleans center Alexis Ajinca scored a career-high 24 points during Friday's win over the Heat.
Insight: He did so off the bench in 22 minutes of action, and 9-of-19 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line. Ajinca also managed eight rebounds, three blocks, and one turnover. He can still be left on the wire.
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored scored a team-high 28 points during Friday's victory against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Butler is going to need to step up with Derrick Rose sidelined. He did on Friday, going 11-of-19 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. He also had 12 boards, one assist, two steals, two blocks, and one turnover.
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry rebounded from a poor outing on Thursday, and helped defeat Toronto on Friday night.
Insight: Curry went 8-of-13 from the field, 3-of-3 from the line, and 3-of-4 from downtown in just 25 minutes of action. He finished with 22 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, and two turnovers.
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas can score on any team.
Insight: He has continued where he left off in Phoenix. Thomas scored a team-high 28 points off the bench on Friday night, and also had seven assists, two 3-pointers, one board, one steal, and three turnovers. He is a top-60 player.
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams has been a major pickup for Charlotte.
Insight: He finished with 31 points, seven boards, four assists, six 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers in a loss Friday against the Celtics. Williams has amazingly been a top-30 option over the past two weeks.
Description: Pacers point guard George Hill posted a triple-double during Friday's victory over the Cavaliers.
Insight: Hill finished with 15 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds, two steals, one block, and two turnovers. Hill is a top-100 option, and any owner who rolled with him on Friday, was handsomely rewarded.
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love recorded a double-double during Friday's loss against the Pacers.
Insight: No surprise that Love led the team in shots with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving sidelined. He went 6-of-19 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line for 17 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, and two blocks.
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel played very well during Friday's victory against the Wizards.
Insight: He finished with 14 points, 13 boards, three assists, three blocks, two steals, and turnovers. Noel also shot 5-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line. He has been a top-20 option over the past 14 days. Pretty impressive.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James (back) will miss Friday's game against the Pacers.
Insight: This comes out of nowhere after James put in a season-high 42 points on Thursday night. Kyrie Irving is out as well, so Kevin Love and J.R. Smith should be in line for a big night. Consider James day-to-day.
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins missed Thursday's practice due to an ankle issue and has been downgraded to out for Friday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: Cousins is a top-five fantasy asset and any loss of production from the center is a disaster. He's averaging 23.7 ppg, 12.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.7 bpg. Carl Landry and Reggie Evans should see plenty of court time though none can match Cousins' fantasy value.
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been downgraded to out for Friday's game against Indiana.
Insight: It's a sore left shoulder. He had an MRI Friday, but he's not going to travel to Indiana with the team. Until we hear the diagnosis we will call him day-to-day. The Cavs are a lock for the playoffs so expect then to be conservative with Irving.
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is probable for Friday night against Portland.
Insight: He tweaked his ankle late in the game against the Suns. He's been the best player in the league for about a month and Wednesday night was no different as he posted 39 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce missed Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Pierce had one of his best games of the season on Tuesday (25 points, five rebounds) but sat out Wednesday. Old guys have trouble with back-to-back games and the team may opt for him to play against Detroit on Saturday instead of Friday versus Philadelphia.
Description: Rockets star guard James Harden is still questionable for Friday's game against Brooklyn while dealing with an ankle issue.
Insight: He did make it through the morning shootaround, so there is a solid chance he plays tonight. He's averaging 27.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 6.9 apg, 1.9 spg and 2.7 threes per contest. Fantasy owners must check back just before tipoff.
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is doubtful for Friday's game against Indiana.
Insight: It's a sore left shoulder. He'll have an MRI Friday, but he's not going to travel to Indiana with the team. Until we hear the diagnosis we will call him day-to-day. The Cavs are a lock for the playoffs so expect then to be conservative with Irving.
Description: Bulls forward Pau Gasol will miss Friday's game against Minnesota due to illness.
Insight: Gasol has played well this season (18.4 ppg, 12.1 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.1 bpg), but the Bulls are strong at the position and can move Taj Gibson into the starting lineup. Gibson has averaged 13.7 ppg, 8.5 apg, 1.6 apg in 13 starts.
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving briefly left Thursday's game, but returned in the fourth quarter.
Insight: He dealt with a shoulder injury, but seems to be fine. Irving finished with 24 points, three rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, two steals, and two turnovers. He also shot 6-of-17 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points during Thursday's victory against the Warriors.
Insight: It looked like James wanted to prove he should be in the MVP discussion. He went 15-of-25 from the field, 8-of-11 from the line, and 4-of-9 from downtown. He also recorded 11 boards, five assists, three steals, one block, and six turnovers.
Description: The Splash Brothers had a rough night during Thursday's loss against the Cavaliers.
Insight: Curry was just 5-of-17 from the field for 18 points, six assists, three rebounds, three 3-pointers, one steal, and four turnovers. Klay Thimpson shot just 5-of-13 from the floor for 13 points.
Description: Bulls Vice President is hopeful guard Derrick Rose (torn meniscus) will return this season.
Insight: It is wishful thinking, and the Bulls need to be as cautious as possible. However, there has not been an official timetable given, but with the surgery scheduled for Friday, we should know Rose's status soon.
Description: Knicks point guard Jose Calderon was seen at practice wearing a walking boot, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Insight: The Knicks are no longer trying to win, just raise their ping pong ball percentage so there is no reason for him to come back at less than 100 percent. Langston Galloway and Alexey Shved would split the point guard work.
Description: Rockets guard James Harden recorded a double-double during Wednesday's victory against the Clippers.
Insight: He shot just 4-of-13 from the floor, but also went 10-of-12 from the line for 21 points, 10 assists, four boards, three 3-pointers, and three turnovers. Donatas Motiejunas just missed a double-double himself, with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson lost his starting job on Wednesday, but finished with a team-high 21 points.
Insight: Henson played 29 minutes and shot 9-of-12 from the floor and 3-of-5 from the line. He also managed nine boards, two assists, three blocks, two steals, and three turnovers. Zaza Pachulia started at center, but played just 19 minutes.
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams started and played 18 minutes during his first game with the team.
Insight: He went up against his former squad, going 3-of-5 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line for seven points, eight assists, two steals, and one turnover. MCW will need a little time to get acclimated, but should put up decent numbers.
Description: 76ers guard Jason Richardson drained four 3-pointers in a loss Wednesday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: He finished with a team-high 16 points and shot 6-of-11 from the field overall. Richardson also recorded four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. He will not be a relevant option, but it is nice to see him back in action.
Description: Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett started and played 19 minutes in his return on Wednesday night.
Insight: He finished with just five points, eight boards, two assists, one steal, and two blocks. Garnett was given an emotional tribute before being announced with the starters. It is nice to see him back in Minnesota.