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Tyler Johnson, G, MIA2/1/2015 4:55:00 PM
Description: Tyler Johnson had a great all-around game, coming off the bench for the Heat versus the Celtics on Sunday.
Insight: Johnson was 4-of-9 from the field on his way to 13 points. He also had nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes. All those numbers are career-highs. If Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng miss a lot more time, Johnson will see more of the floor, but we'd like to see a larger sample size before picking him up.
Langston Galloway, G, NYK2/1/2015 4:34:00 PM
Description: Knicks point guard Langston Galloway was second on the team in scoring with 13 points versus the Lakers on Sunday.
Insight: That's not very high for a team's second scorer, but New York still won, 92-80. Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points to lead the Knicks. Galloway was just 4-of-11 from the field but did hit two 3-pointers with five rebounds, two assists and a block.
Carlos Boozer, F, LAL2/1/2015 4:29:00 PM
Description: Lakers forward Carlos Boozer came off the bench and led the team with 19 points on Sunday.
Insight: Starting point guard Jordan Clarkson also had 19 points in the loss to the Knicks. Boozer was 6-of-15 from the field and was helped by his 7-for-8 at the free-throw line. He also had 10 rebounds. It was his eighth double-double of the season.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK2/1/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 31 points in the victory over the Lakers on Sunday.
Insight: Anthony also grabbed eight rebounds, two assists and a steal. He was 13-of-25 from the field, hitting 2-for-4 at the 3-point line. We don't mean to beat a dead horse, but Anthony will continue to produce these kinds of numbers until he shuts down for the season.
Chris Bosh, C/PF, MIA2/1/2015 4:23:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Chris Bosh had 18 points and seven rebounds in the victory over the Celtics on Sunday.
Insight: Despite Hassan Whiteside coming on strong, Bosh has continued to produce. He is averaging 19.0 ppg and 6.0 rpg over the last five games.
Tyler Zeller, C, BOS2/1/2015 4:21:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Tyler Zeller scored 17 points in the loss to the Heat on Sunday.
Insight: Zeller was 6-of-13 from the field with six rebounds and four assists. Zeller's fantasy value dropped over January after he averaged just 8.9 ppg during the month. In December, he averaged 12.5 ppg.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA2/1/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside continued his hot streak with 20 points on Sunday versus the Celtics.
Insight: Whiteside was 10-of-17 from the field and just missed another double-double with nine rebounds. He also added three blocks. Whiteside is one of the hottest adds in fantasy right now.
Jordan Hill, PF, LAL2/1/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Lakers PF/C Jordan Hill left Sunday's game versus the Knicks with a quad strain according to ESPN.
Insight: Hill will not return. He finished Sunday with two points on 1-of-3 shooting and five rebounds. Carlos Boozer, Ed Davis and Ryan Kelly will see more minutes as long as Hill is out.
Deron Williams, G, BRK2/1/2015 1:09:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams (ribs) practiced in full on Sunday.
Insight: Williams (13.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.3 apg) had been coming off the bench since his last injury (calf). He should return in that role with Jarrett Jack continuing to start.
Rajon Rondo, G, DAL2/1/2015 1:05:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo left Saturday's game with a head injury and has already been ruled out for Monday's game against Minnesota, according to Marc Stein.
Insight: Richard Jefferson accidently struck him in the head with his foot. Devin Harris and J.J. Barea will see a bump in minutes, but Monta Ellis will take over the offense and should post big stats.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL2/1/2015 12:50:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (sprained his right ankle) missed Thursday's game against the Bulls, was limited in Friday's shootaround and apparently is out for Sunday's game
Insight: Wayne Ellington gets to take a lot fo shots when Young and Kobe Bryant aren't around.
Amare Stoudemire, F, NYK2/1/2015 12:38:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is out again on Sunday.
Insight: Nothing new here. He won't play until sometime next week at the earliest, but he's not playing at a fantasy worthy level.
Luol Deng, F, MIA2/1/2015 12:01:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng missed Tuesday and Friday's game due to a sore calf and has just been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against Boston.
Insight: With Dwyane Wade sidelined, it was a chance for Deng to post big offensive numbers. Danny Granger will get the start.
Dennis Schroder, G, ATLHot2/1/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Hawks backup guard Dennis Schroeder has posted double-digit points in three consecutive games.
Insight: Schroeder is still seeing less than 20 minutes per night, but has been a useful low-end option. Despite the limited playing time he's averaged 9.3 shot attempts over the last three contests.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL2/1/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll did not play versus the 76ers on Saturday and is questionable for Monday's game against New Orleans.
Insight: Carroll is dealing with a strained left Achilles and is expected to get an MRI. With Thabo Sefolosha sidelined for 6-8 weeks, Kent Bazemore should see a heavy dose of playing time, though he didn't do much with 30 minutes against Philly Saturday night.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA2/1/2015 10:47:00 AM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade (right hamstring strain) did go go with the team on their current road trip.
Insight: Wade is likely in the middle of a 2-3 week absence. Shabazz Napier and Mario Chalmers started in the backcourt Friday night. Only Chalmers has fantasy value.
Luol Deng, F, MIA2/1/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng missed Tuesday and Friday's game due to a sore calf and is still questionable for Sunday's game against Boston.
Insight: With Dwyane Wade sidelined, it's a chance for Deng to post big offensive numbers if he can get out on the court. Danny granger would start if Deng can't play again.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/31/2015 11:01:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph had 17 rebounds on Thursday night, and topped that performance on Saturday.
Insight: He finished with 21 points, 18 boards, three assists, one block, and three turnovers. Randolph has been great of late, and is now a top 50 fantasy option.
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.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC1/31/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant finished with an unimpressive team-high 15 points during Saturday's loss against the Grizzlies.
Insight: He went just 5-of-16 from the field and also had seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and four turnovers. Durant will look to rebound next time out.
Andrew Wiggins, G, MIN1/31/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points in the first half during Saturday's loss to the Cavaliers.
Insight: He finished with 33 points, and went 14-of-25 from the field, 2-of-3 from the line, and 3-of-4 from deep. Wiggins also had one assist, one board, four steals, and one turnover.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/31/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored a team-high 36 points during Saturday's win versus Minnesota.
Insight: James went 14-of-25 from the field and 5-of-8 from the line. He also had six rebounds, five assists, three 3-pointers, one block, and two turnovers. James looks as good as he has all season.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/31/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love grabbed 17 rebounds during Saturday's victory against the Timberwolves.
Insight: He scored 14 points to complete the double-double, and also had three assists, one 3-pointer, and two turnovers. Love is a top 30 option.
John Wall, G, WAS1/31/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall recorded a double-double during Saturday's overtime loss to the Raptors.
Insight: He went 8-of-16 from the field and 11-of-15 from the line for 28 points, 12 assists, eight boards, one 3-pointer, one steal, and two turnovers. Wall is a fantastic option.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR1/31/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry scored a team-high 23 points during Saturday's overtime win over the Wizards.
Insight: He did not do much else, as he recorded three assists, three boards, one 3-pointer, two steals, and two turnovers. Lowry is a top 20 option.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G, DET1/31/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope knocked down six 3-pointers during Saturday's win over the Rockets.
Insight: Caldwell-Pope is just borderline worthy of a roster spot. He finished with 28 points, five boards, four assists, three blocks, and one steal.
D.J. Augustin, G, DET1/31/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin is definitely worth owning.
Insight: He went 8-of-13 from the field and 11-of-13 on Saturday night for 28 points, 12 assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals, and five turnovers. Pick Augustin up if for some reason he is still available.
James Harden, G, HOU1/31/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden left briefly with a bruised knee, but returned during Saturday's loss against the Pistons.
Insight: He went 10-of-17 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 26 points, nine assists, seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals, one block, and four turnovers. Owners can breathe a sigh of relief.
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.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC1/31/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay went 11-of-11 from the line during Saturday's win versus Indiana.
Insight: He also went 10-of-22 from the field for a team-high 31 points. Gay finished with five boards, three assists, one block, and one turnover as well.
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.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL1/31/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 25 points during Saturday's win over the Magic.
Insight: He had the ball in his hands a ton, with Rajon Rondo leaving after just two minutes. Ellis finished with 13 assists, two boards, one 3-pointer, three steals, one block, and three turnovers.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC1/31/2015 8:10:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (toe) will start Saturday against Memphis.
Insight: He was questionable heading in, but is good to go. Get Durant into your active lineups immediately.
Rajon Rondo, G, DAL1/31/2015 7:49:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo left Saturday's game with a head injury.
Insight: Richard Jefferson accidently struck him in the head with his foot, and Rondo was ruled out for the game shortly after. Devin Harris and J.J. Barea will see a bump in minutes.
Mo Williams, PG, MIN1/31/2015 7:44:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guards Mo Williams (hip) and Zach LaVine (ankle) will not play Saturday against the Cavaliers.
Insight: Lorenzo Brown will start, and Ricky Rubio is expected back on Monday, making this situation possibly just for Saturday's contest.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN1/31/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried (illness) will not play on Saturday.
Insight: Darrell Arthur (illness) is also out, paving way for J.J. Hickson to see extended time.
Victor Oladipo, G, ORL1/31/2015 6:03:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo (Achilles) will not play on Saturday.
Insight: There is no word on how severe the injury is, so consider him day-to-day for now. Evan Fournier will start in Oladipo's place.
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.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL1/31/2015 2:01:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will not play versus the 76ers on Saturday.
Insight: That means Kent Bazemore will get the majority of the minutes at small forward. Thabo Sefolosha injured his calf on Friday, so that's why the job falls to Bazemore. Carroll should be held onto in standard leagues.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC1/31/2015 1:59:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant participated in the team's morning shootaround and is a game-time decision for Saturday's game versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Durant has misssed the last two games due to a sprained toe. Check back before tip to see if Durant is playing, but our guess is he won't be able to sit out for this big game.
Zach LaVine, G, MIN1/31/2015 1:57:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Cavaliers after suffering an ankle injury on Friday.
Insight: Mo Williams is also questionable so there's a chance Lorenzo Brown plays major minutes versus Cleveland. Ricky Rubio should be back on Monday, so Brown only has value for one game.
Mo Williams, PG, MIN1/31/2015 1:56:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Mo Williams is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Cavaliers.
Insight: Zach LaVine is also questionable so there's a chance Lorenzo Brown plays major minutes versus Cleveland. Ricky Rubio should be back on Monday, so Brown only has value for one game.
Mike Conley, G, MEM1/31/2015 1:54:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is probable for Saturday's game versus the Thunder.
Insight: Conley has missed the last two games with a wrist injury, but he plans to play on Saturday. Owners in daily leagues don't want to count on Conley anyway because he will have to play defense on Russell Westbrook.
John Wall, G, WAS1/31/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall didn't participate in the team's shootaround on Saturday, but his teammates believe he will play according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Bradley Beal and Garrett Temple both told the Washington Post they thought Wall would play. Wall is battling ankle and Achilles injuries while also dealing with migraines. Check back before tip to see an update on Wall.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/31/2015 1:48:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will play on Saturday versus the Mavericks.
Insight: Harris originally though he suffered a knee injury on Thursday night, but it turned out to just be a bruse to his right quad. This is great news, so fantasy owners should start him as they normally would.
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.
Lance Thomas, F, NYK1/31/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Lance Thomas is signed with the team for the remainder of the season.
Insight: Thomas, along with a few other younger players, have rejuvenated the Knicks locker room, but they aren't really fantasy relevant. Thomas could start to see some major minutes if Carmelo Anthony is shut down for the season, but until then, he should remain on the waiver wire.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI1/31/2015 9:07:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 22 points in the loss on Friday.
Insight: Butler was 8-of-18 from the field, including just 1-for-6 from the 3-point line. He also had seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Butler is averaging 20.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 3.2 apg this season.
Goran Dragic, G, PHO1/31/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Suns guard Goran Dragic shot 50 percent from the field in the victory over the Bulls on Friday.
Insight: Dragic was 9-of-18 from the field on his way to 21 points. He also had four assists, two rebounds, two blocks and a steal.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI1/31/2015 9:05:00 AM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose shot very poorly from the 3-point line on Friday.
Insight: Rose was 0-for-6 from downtown and 8-of-23 from the field overall. He still managed 23 points as he went 7-for-9 from the line while also chipping in fir rebounds and three assists.
Eric Bledsoe, G, PHO1/31/2015 9:03:00 AM
Description: Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe shot 8-of-16 to lead the Suns past the Bulls, 99-93, on Friday.
Insight: Bledsoe led the team with 23 points, hitting two 3-pointers. He also had six assists, four rebounds and three steals. Bledsoe is having a nice season, averaging 16.9 ppg, 6.0 apg and 5.3 rpg this season.
Trevor Booker, F, UTA1/31/2015 9:00:00 AM
Description: Utah power forward Trevor Booker had 17 points and seven rebounds off the bench on Friday.
Insight: Booker was 7-of-11 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. He also had three assists, a steal and a block.Booker, however, is still not fantasy relevant.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW1/31/2015 8:58:00 AM
Description: Warriors point guard Stephen Curry led the team with 32 points in the loss on Friday night.
Insight: Curry also had seven rebounds and six assists while also hitting 5-of-11 from behind the arc. Curry averaged 23.4 ppg and 9.2 apg in January.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA1/31/2015 8:55:00 AM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward had an impressive double-double to lead the Jazz over the Warriors, 110-100.
Insight: Hayward scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. He shot 9-of-20 from the field and 7-for-8 at the line. He also had six assists and three steals.
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.
Kent Bazemore, G, ATL1/30/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Hawks guard/forward Kent Bazemore played a season-high 40 minutes on Friday versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Without DeMarree Carroll and backup Thabo Sefelosha, Bazemore saw plenty of playing time, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. He could see a lot more playing time because it appears as if Sefelosha is going to miss extensive time. Carroll, however, is expected to play on Saturday, but Bazemore is worth watching.
Mike Dunleavy, G/F, CHI1/30/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy (sprained right ankle) will miss Friday's game against the Suns.
Insight: Jimmy Butler, however, is playing and without Dunleavy, he will see big minutes despite Friday's game being the second night of a back-to-back set.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP1/30/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had 11 points in Friday's victory.
Insight: That was a bit disappointing since Anthony Davis wasn't in the lineup, but Evans did have 12 assists and eight rebounds to make up for it. Evans is averaging 16.6 ppg and 9.2 apg over the last five games.
Chris Paul, G, LAC1/30/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul led the team with 24 points in the loss on Friday to the Pelicans.
Insight: It was a disappointing, 108-103, loss to New Orleans, who was playing without Anthony Davis. Paul was 10-of-20 from the field, including 3-for-9 from the 3-point line. He also had eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Eric Gordon, G, NOP1/30/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Pelicans guard Eric Gordon scored a game-high 28 points as New Orleans defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 108-103, on Friday.
Insight: Again without Anthony Davis, Gordon shined. He was 10-of-20 from the field, making 5-for-7 from the 3-point line. He also had seven assists, two rebounds and a steal. If Davis stays out of the lineup for an extended period of time, Gordon should get some serious looks in standard leagues.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL1/30/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had 12 points and seven assists versus the Heat on Friday.
Insight: Ellis was 4-of-9 from the field with two steals and a rebound. He is averaging 23.4 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.6 rpg and 2.2 spg over the last five games.
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.
Charlie Villanueva, PF, DAL1/30/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Charlie Villanueva led the team with 20 points in the victory over the Heat on Friday.
Insight: Villanueva was 7-of-15 coming off the bench, including 6-of-11 from the 3-point line. He also had five rebounds and a block. There's no way Villanueva repeats this performance. In the 14 other games in January combined, he has seven 3-pointers and 39 points.
Jarrett Jack, G, BRK1/30/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a career-high 35 points versus the Raptors on Friday.
Insight: Jack has surprised fantasy owners this season, averaging 11.6 ppg, 4.7 apg and 3.2 rpg this season. He has steadily improved this season, averaging 13.3 ppg in January and 17.6 ppg in the last five games.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR1/30/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Raptors power forward Amir Johnson shot 10-of-11 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line on Friday.
Insight: As a result, Johnson had a great night with 24 points and seven rebounds. The 24 points is the most scoring Johnson has done in a single game since Dec. 5. This month, Johnson is averaging 9.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg, so expect him to return around those numbers in the next game.
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.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/30/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan led Toronto to a, 127-122, overtime victory versus the Nets on Friday.
Insight: DeRozan led Toronto with 26 points and nine assists. He shot 9-of-17 from the field and 8-for-9 at the line. DeRozan has been hot and cold since his return this month, but overall he is averaging 15.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 2.7 apg.
Donatas Motiejunas, F, HOU1/30/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas led the team with 26 points in the victory over the Celtics.
Insight: Motiejunas is getting a great opportunity with Dwight Howard out for the foreseeable future. With James Harden struggling Friday, Motiejunas took over, going 11-of-16 from the field, with 12 rebounds. Motiejunas is one of a couple Rockets' players that could really benefit without Howard in the lineup.
Brandon Bass, F, BOS1/30/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass was tied with the team lead, scoring 17 points on Friday versus the Rockets.
Insight: Marcus Thornton also had 17 points. Bass was 6-of-11 from the field with eight rebounds. Bass is averaging 12.0 ppg and 7.8 rpg over his last five games.
James Harden, G, HOUCold1/30/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden had an off night for his standards.
Insight: That's back-to-back games where Harden failed to score 20 points. He was just 4-of-21 with 14 points versus the Celtics on Friday. He did also have seven assists and six rebounds, so it wasn't a disaster, but owners are hoping Harden's shooting improves quickly.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE1/30/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving followed up his 55-point game with 21 points versus the Kings.
Insight: Irving made three more 3-pointers, but with LeBron James back in the lineup, Irving just wasn't going to get the same number of shot attempts. He had more 3-point attempts on Wednesday than he had shot attempts Friday with James back. Irving was still solid with six assists and three rebounds to go with 21 points and 50 percent from behind the arc.
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.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/30/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love had 23 points and 10 rebounds in the team's ninth straight victory.
Insight: Love still isn't rebounding like fantasy owners wish, but he was pretty solid Friday, shooting 9-of-17 from the field and made two 3-pointers. He also had three assists.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL1/30/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver continues to be the best 3-pointer shooter in the NBA this season.
Insight: Korver only hit two 3-pointers on Friday, but he was 50 percent going 2-for-4. He was 5-for-7 from the field overall with 16 points. He also grabbed six rebounds.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, PORHot1/30/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 37 points in the loss to the Hawks on Friday.
Insight: Aldridge was 15-of-24 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. He also shot 5-for-5 at the line. Throw in 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block, it was a very good fantasy night for Aldridge.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL1/30/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 21 points and eight rebounds as the Hawks won their 18th straight game Friday.
Insight: Atlanta beat Portland, 105-99. Millsap was 6-of-14 from the field and 7-for-9 from the free-throw line. He also had three steals and two assists.
Michael Carter-Williams, G, PHI1/30/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams recorded a triple-double in the victory over the Timberwolves on Friday.
Insight: Carter-Williams had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He shot 6-of-13 from the field and 5-for-6 at the line. Without Tony Wroten in the lineup, Carter-Williams should continue to accumulate numbers.
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.
Luc Mbah a Moute, F, MIN1/30/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Luc Mbah a Moute led Philadelphia with 18 points as the 76ers beat Mbah a Moute's former team, 103-94.
Insight: Mbah a Moute was 5-of-11 from the field and shot 7-for-8 from the free-throw line. He also had two steals, two rebounds and an assist.
Zach LaVine, G, MIN1/30/2015 8:56:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and is questionable to return according to RotoWorld.
Insight: LaVine walked under his own power, but he hobbled to the locker room. Lorenzo Brown will play in LaVine's place since Mo Williams is also out. LaVine had five points, three rebounds, three assists, a steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes before leaving.
Richard Jefferson, F, DAL1/30/2015 8:28:00 PM
Description: Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson will start on Friday versus the Heat.
Insight: Jefferson was pretty goo in the last game without Chandler Parsons, 13 points, 13 rebounds, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers, so he is an option for a plug-in play.
Norris Cole, G, MIACold1/30/2015 8:03:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Norris Cole will not start on Friday despite Dwyane Wade not in the lineup.
Insight: The Heat will be going with rookie Shabazz Napier instead. Cole is not fantasy relevant.
Shabazz Napier, GHot1/30/2015 8:02:00 PM
Description: Heat rookie Shabazz Napier will start on Friday versus the Mavericks.
Insight: Napier has two starts this season and is averaging 11.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.5 apg, 1.0 3-pointers and 1.5 spg in those two games. Napier is an intriguing player in deeper leagues, but in standard leagues, owners can wait to see how he plays Friday.
Thabo Sefolosha, G, ATL1/30/2015 8:00:00 PM
Description: Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha left Friday's game with a right calf strain according to AJC.com.
Insight: Sefolosha started versus the Trail Blazers on Friday because the team gave DeMarre Carroll the night off with an Achilles injury. Since Sefolosha is not returning, Kent Bazemore moves into the starting role for Friday. Sefolosha is a defensive guard with more real-life value than fantasy value. He's averaging just 5.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 apg. When he's out, Kyle Korver and Demarre Carroll get more minutes.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/30/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James will play versus the Kings.
Insight: James was considered doubtful, but he is going to play. James can be placed back into lineups. Kevin Love and J.R. Smith will not see the boost in value they would have saw if James didn't play.
J.J. Redick, G, LAC1/30/2015 6:53:00 PM
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick will be back on the floor on Friday versus the Pelicans.
Insight: This sends Jamal Crawford back to his bench role. Redick should be in all lineups with a favorable matchup versus the Pelicans.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL1/30/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons will not play on Friday due to an illness.
Insight: He is likely just sick. Richard Jefferson will take most of Parsons' minutes on Friday. Jefferson scored 13 points and had 13 rebounds in 35 minutes in the last game the Mavericks played without Parsons.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/30/2015 6:51:00 PM
Description: Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis is out versus the Clippers on Friday due to a groin injury.
Insight: The injury is not considered serious, but as always, the Pelicans are super cautious with their superstar. Davis is considered questionable for Monday's game versus the Hawks.
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.
Zach LaVine, G, MIN1/30/2015 6:33:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine will start again on Friday.
Insight: LaVine was 7-of-9 from the field, including 1-for-1 from the 3-point line, on his way to 17 points on Wednesday. He was also 2-for-2 at the free-throw line. He might be worth the gamble again on Friday to see if he can keep it going.
Mo Williams, PG, MIN1/30/2015 6:32:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Mo Williams will not play versus the 76ers due to personal reasons.
Insight: That means Zach LaVine will start at point guard. LaVine scored 17 points, going 7-of-9 from the field, with six assists, four rebounds and three steals, so it might not be a bad idea to roll with him again.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/30/2015 6:28:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James will be a game-time decision on Friday versus the Kings due to his wrist.
Insight: James is considered doubtful for the game, so plan to not have him. Shawn Marion will start again if James cannot go. Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, however, will see the biggest boost in fantasy value if James doesn't play.
James Johnson, F, MEM1/30/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward James Johnson will not play on Friday versus the Nets due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Johnson hasn't played much this week, but that could be because DeMar DeRozan is back in the lineup. He isn't worth owning with DeRozan back.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL1/30/2015 6:24:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will not play versus the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Insight: Carroll is a bit banged up, so the Hawks want to rest him. He should start Saturday, so just take him out of the lineup for the night. Thabo Sefolosha will start Friday.
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.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/30/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Although Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is expected to play Friday.
Insight: Love's numbers this season should remind fantasy owners of Chris Bosh's numbers in Miami, but without LeBron James on the floor he could improve on them Friday night against Sacramento.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/30/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James was limited at the shootaround and has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday.
Insight: James (26.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7.4 apg, 1.5 spg) has a sore wrist due to a hard fall from Tuesday's game and didn't play Wednesday. Should be a lot of Kyrie Irving ... again.


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