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Trey Burke, G, UTA11/23/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke had a solid game versus New Orleans.
Insight: Burke was 8-of-12 from the field, 2-of-3 from the line, and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc for 20 points. He also had four assists, one block,and four turnovers. Owners need his assist-to-turnover ratio to improve.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA11/23/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored 31 points during Saturday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: He was 9-of-16 from the floor and 11-of-14 from the line. Hayward also chipped in eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, and three turnovers. It was his third 30-point game of the season, and Hayward is now averaging 19.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.4 spg, while shooting 48 percent from the floor.
Jrue Holiday, G, NOP11/23/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday filled the stat sheet during Saturday's win versus Utah.
Insight: He had 19 points, nine assists, six rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers. Holiday has been solid during his second season in New Orleans, and is now averaging 15.3 ppg, 6.8 apg, 1.4 spg, while shooting 44 percent from the field.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP11/23/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis scored a career-high 43 points during Saturday's victory against the Jazz.
Insight: Davis simply continues to get better and better. He was 16-of-23 from the field and 11-of-12 from the line, while also chipping in 14 rebounds, two steals, one block, and two turnovers. Davis is arguably the NBA MVP thus far, as he is averaging 26.3 ppg, 11.4 rpg, 3.5 bpg 2.2 spg, and shooting 58 percent from the field.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F, MIL11/23/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo was very efficient during Saturday's loss to the Wizards.
Insight: He was 6-of-11 from the field and 8-of-8 from the stripe for 20 points. Antetokounmpo also had five assists, four rebounds, three steals, and two turnovers. Now that he is back in the starting lineup, owners need to start him with confidence.
Brandon Knight, G, MIL11/23/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Bucks guard Brandon Knight scored a team-high 27 points during Saturday's loss to Washington.
Insight: He was 10-of-18 from the floor, 4-of-5 from the line, and 3-of-5 from deep. Knight also chipped in six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, and five turnovers. Owners will deal with the turnovers if he continues to produce numbers like these.
Marcin Gortat, C, WAS11/23/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Wizards center Marcin Gortat recorded a double-double in Saturday's win over Milwaukee.
Insight: He had 10 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks and continues to be a consistent performer for Washington. Gortat is now averaging 12.6 ppg, 8.9 rpg, and 1.3 bpg.
Paul Pierce, F, WAS11/23/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Wizards small forward Paul Pierce turne back the clock during Saturday's win against the Bucks.
Insight: He was 8-of-16 from the field, 5-of-7 from the line, and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc for 25 points. Pierce also had 10 rebounds and two assists before fouling out. He is averaging 13.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, but shooting only 40 percent from the field. Owners should be pleased with Pierce's production.
Patrick Beverley, G, HOU11/22/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley briefly left the game, but returned in Saturday's comeback win over the Mavericks.
Insight: He hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, and one turnover. Owners would like to see his assist-numbers improve.
James Harden, G, HOU11/22/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Rockets shooting guard James Harden was 12-of-13 from the line, in Saturday's victory against Dallas.
Insight: He was also 8-of-18 from the field for 32 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four 3-pointers, two steals, and four turnovers. Harden has been on a tear all season long.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL11/22/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 17 points in Saturday's loss to Houston.
Insight: He was 7-of-21 from the field, and had six rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, and four turnovers. Ellis will continue to provide numbers like these throughout the season.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN11/22/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points in Saturday's win against the Nets.
Insight: He also had nine rebounds, one steal, and four turnovers. Owners are hoping this really gets Leonard going.
Deron Williams, G, BRK11/22/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams played well in Saturday's loss to the Spurs.
Insight: He had 24 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals, two 3-pointers, two blocks, and three turnovers. Solid night for Williams.
Nene , PF/C, WAS11/22/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene left Saturday's game due to plantar fasciitis.
Insight: This is not a good sign, as Nene could find himself on the shelf for an extended period of time. DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden will fill in accordingly.
Eric Gordon, G, NOP11/22/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Pelicans guard Eric Gordon left Saturday's game with a separated shoulder.
Insight: The severity is yet to be known, but he should be expected to miss some time.
Andrew Wiggins, G, MIN11/22/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins scored a career-high 29 points in Saturday's loss to Sacramento.
Insight: He was 9-of-22 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the line. Wiggins also chipped in five rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, four steals, one block, and one turnover.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC11/22/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was unreal in Saturday's win over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He was 11-of-15 from the field and 9-of-10 from the line for 31 points, 18 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, one steal, and three turnovers. If Cousins can keep his head on straight, he will continue to produce for owners all season long.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK11/22/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 25 points in Saturday's win over the 76ers.
Insight: He was 10-of-20 from the floor, including 3-of-7 from beyond the arc. Anthony also had seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and three turnovers.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI11/22/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel played very well in Saturday's loss to the Knicks.
Insight: He was 6-of-11 from the field, but only 5-of-10 from the line for 17 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. Free throws will continue to be an issue for Noel, but hopefully he will continue to produce lines like this one.
Kevin Love, F, CLE11/22/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love scored a team-high 23 points in Saturday's loss to Toronto.
Insight: He was 8-of-16 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line. Love also had seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal. These are numbers owners should expect on a consistent basis.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR11/22/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was solid again in Saturday's win over Cleveland.
Insight: He had 23 points (5-of-14 from the field, 11-of-12 from the line), eight assists, three rebounds, and one block. Lowry is a great option at point guard right now.
Lou Williams, SG, TOR11/22/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Louis Williams scored a season-high 36 points in Saturday's win against the Cavaliers.
Insight: He did so off the bench in 29 minutes, going 9-of-19 from the field and 15-of-15 from the line. Williams added four rebounds, three 3-pointers, one assist, and three steals. This may be the best game Williams gives owners all season.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORLHot11/22/2014 9:38:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic was absurd, yet again.
Insight: He was 12-of-24 from the floor and 9-of-11 from the line for 33 points. Vucevic also had 17 rebounds, one assist, and one block. He is one of the best centers in the league.
Mario Chalmers, G, MIAHot11/22/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Mario Chalmers continued his strong play.
Insight: He started again and went 10-of-16 from the field for 24 points, eight assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers. Chalmers should continue to be a solid play.
Chris Bosh, C/PF, MIA11/22/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Chris Bosh was fantastic in Saturday's win against Orlando.
Insight: He was 13-of-20 from the floor and 4-of-6 froom downtown for 32 points. Bosh also had 10 rebounds, one assist, one block, and three turnovers.
Roy Hibbert, C, IND11/22/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert is doubtful to return Saturday with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: He left the game with two points, two rebounds, two, assists, and one block. Ian Mahinmi will fill in during Hibbert's absence.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU11/22/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard (knee) will not play Saturday.
Insight: Howard recently had a plasma-rich platelet injection, but is not ready to return. There is no timetable for now, which actually should cause owners to be slightly worried. Stay tuned.
Jose Calderon, G, NYK11/22/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (strained right calf) will start Saturday against Philadelphia.
Insight: It will be his first game of the season, and as a result owners should drop Shane Larkin. Calderon should produce nicely, once he earns a full workload.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL11/22/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will not play Saurday with a right calf strain.
Insight: This news comes out of nowhere, so it will be interesting to see how long Harris is sidelined. Channing Frye will see more minutes during his absence.
Norris Cole, G, MIA11/22/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Norris Cole (finger) will not play on Saturday.
Insight: Dwyane Wade is also expected to be sidelined, leaving Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier as Miami's starting backcourt.
Marcus Smart, G, BOS11/22/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: Celtics rookie Marcus Smart will not play on Sunday against the Blazers due to an ankle injury.
Insight: The Celtics are off until Friday after Sunday's game so maybe he will be ready by then. It still would be quite an accomplishment after a really bad ankle sprain.
Kobe Bryant, G, LAL11/22/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant did not practice on Saturday.
Insight: There shouldn't really be a cause for concern. Coach Byron Scott said Bryant needed the rest for what he called "heavy legs." We agree after seeing him miss his first 12 shots on Friday versus the Mavericks. Bryant should be ready to go on Sunday.
C.J. Miles, G, IND11/22/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles will not play on Saturday against the Suns due to a calf injury.
Insight: Miles has played just four minutes in Indiana's last seven game because of his calf injury and a migraine. When he returns, he still isn't a great fantasy option for standard leagues.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU11/22/2014 2:52:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard is questionable for Saturday's game against the Mavericks.
Insight: This is actually good news because he has been upgraded from doubtful. Howard recently had a plasma-rich platelet injection, and whatever that is, it could keep him from playing one more game.
Kevin Garnett, C, BRK11/22/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Nets forward Kevin Garnett will get some additional rest and not play on Saturday.
Insight: Garnett is averaging 23.9 minutes per game this season, but played 31 minutes on Wednesday in the triple-overtime loss to Milwaukee. Being Saturday is the second game of a back-to-back, the Nets have decided to rest Garnett.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA11/22/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade will miss his fifth straight game on Saturday.
Insight: Norris Cole is also doubtful, so Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier will get all the minutes at guard. Wade did some light work during shootaround, so he is questionable for Sunday.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI11/22/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle on Friday for a third time since last spring.
Insight: Gibson will likely sit out longer with this sprain because the same injury keeps reoccuring. Gibson said he wants to be out there and play, but it is a long season and that he needs to rest and get healthy. That could help the value of Nikola Mirotic, who posted 24 points and 11 rebounds replacing Gibson on Friday, but Pau Gasol will play in front of Mirotic once he is healthy.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN11/22/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin will be examined in the next few days to determine whether he needs wrist surgery according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Insight: For fantasy purposes, it doesn't really matter if he needs surgery or not because team beat writer Jerry Zgoda projects his recovery time to be at least six weeks either way.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI11/22/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic replaced the injured Taj Gibson on Friday and scored a career-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes.
Insight: This makes Mirotic the hottest add in fantasy at the moment, but Gibson's X-rays were negative on his ankle, so do not get too hyped up because Mirotic's minutes aren't guaranteed. Mirotic would still be a nice add in standard leagues as long as owners don't drop a player of need.
Damian Lillard, PG, POR11/22/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard nearly had a double-double on Friday versus the Bulls.
Insight: Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 21 points, shooting 7-for-9 and making all four of his 3-pointers. He also had nine assists and six rebounds. Lillard is averaging 25.8 points and 8.4 assists in his last five games.
Klay Thompson, G, GSW11/22/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 14 points to lead all starts for Golden State as they defeated Utah, 101-88, on Friday.
Insight: Harrison Barnes also scored 14 points, and Andre Iguodala had 17 off the bench. Thompson was 6-for-11, including 1-for-5 from the 3-point line.
Trey Burke, G, UTA11/22/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke had an awful night against the Warriors on Friday.
Insight: He shot 1-of-8 from the field and finished with just two points. He did manage five assists and three rebounds but also turned it over three times. And for those into innovative basketball stats, the Jazz were minus-28 with Burke on the court.
Andre Iguodala, SF, GSW11/22/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Warriors small forward Andre Iguodala led Golden State with 17 points against the Jazz while coming off the bench on Friday.
Insight: Iguodala had his best game shooting, going 7-for-8 from the field and making both 3-pointers he took. He was able to turn in those numbers in 25 minutes, which is his season average. Iguodala should continue to see that kind of volume in minutes and shot attempts, but he obviously won't continue to make them at a 87.5 percent clip.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP11/22/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis had a subpar night for his standards.
Insight: Davis scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, which most players would take, but he averages 24.8 ppg and 11.2 rpg. He also had two assists, two blocks and a steal, which are right around or just below his averages. All that means is Davis is having a tremendous start to the season.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN11/22/2014 9:18:00 AM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Denver defeated New Orleans, 117-97.
Insight: The eight rebounds is per much right on par with his average of 7.5 boards per game, but the 19 points tied a season-high. Faried also made his first 3-pointer of the season.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL11/22/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis followed up his 34 point night on Wednesday with 20 points and 10 assists Friday versus the Lakers.
Insight: Dallas shot 62.2 percent from the field, so everyone had an efficient night. Ellis was 7-for-10 and made 3-out-of-4 from the 3-point line. His 10 assists was a season high.
Kobe Bryant, G, LAL11/22/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shot just 27 percent on Friday as he continues to chuck up shots.
Insight: Bryant is averaging 25.5 shot attempts per game in November and 24.0 for the season. He obviously feels the pressure to score a lot due to the lack of talent on the Lakers. That means big numbers most nights, but occasionally he is going to be off and his percentage will suffer a lot.
Dirk Nowitzki, F, DAL11/22/2014 9:07:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki led the team with 23 points as he shot 80 percent from the floor on Friday.
Insight: Nowitzki made 8-of-10 shot, including 2-out-of-2 from the 3-point line. He also had two rebounds, two assists and a block.
LeBron James, F, CLE11/21/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored 22 points in the loss to the Wizards on Friday.
Insight: Cleveland lost, 91-78. James did not shoot well, going 8-for-21 from the field. He also had just four rebounds and four assists. The offense has shown signs of improving, but there are still a lot of growing pains in Cleveland.
Kevin Love, F, CLE11/21/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love was pretty invisible in the Cleveland offense once again.
Insight: Love took just eight shots, which were fewer than LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao. Love had eight points. At least he also had eight rebounds too, but even that is short of his average.
John Wall, G, WAS11/21/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall had a tremendous game versus "The King" and the Cavaliers on Friday.
Insight: Wall scored 28 points, shooting 12-for-20 from the field. He also had seven assists, six rebounds and four steals. His only blemishes were 1-for-4 from the 3-point line and 3-for-5 at the charity stripe.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK11/21/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez had a double-double in the victory against the Thunder on Friday.
Insight: Lopez had 16 points and 10 rebounds. He hit 50 percent of his field goals and made all four of his free-throw attempts.
Reggie Jackson, G, OKC11/21/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson led Oklahoma City in scoring again with 21 points versus the Nets.
Insight: Jackson led the team with 19 shot attempts and made nine of them. He, however, missed all four from 3-point land. Jackson has also gotten better at distributing the ball. He had eight assists on Friday, and Jackson is averaging 8.0 dimes in his last five games.
Jarrett Jack, G, BRK11/21/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack came off the bench to score 23 points and lead the Nets past the Thunder, 94-92.
Insight: Jack shot 8-for-15 in 31 minutes on Friday. He also had five assists and two rebounds. Jack is becoming a viable fantasy option. In his last five games, he is averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per game.
Danny Green, G, SAN11/21/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Spurs guard Danny Green had 18 points on Friday versus the Timberwolves.
Insight: That is a season-high for Green. He came into the game averaging 9.7 points per game. Green made 4-of-6 shots from the 3-point line.
Tony Parker, G, SAN11/21/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker shined in San Antonio's, 121-92, victory over the Timberwolves on Friday.
Insight: Parker scored 28 points with five assists. He shot 12-for-18 from the floor and made all three of his 3-point attempts. This is the second time in six games Parker scored 28 points.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM11/21/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds on Friday.
Insight: That's Randolph's ninth double-double this season. He also had four assists.
Rajon Rondo, G, BOS11/21/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo continues to struggle in fantasy.
Insight: Rondo only took six shots on Friday versus the Grizzlies and as a result, he scored four points. He missed his only 3-point attempt and didn't get to the line. He also had five rebounds and four assists.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM11/21/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol tied a season-high with 32 points on Friday versus the Celtics.
Insight: Gasol scored 32 points on opening night, but had not eclipsed the 30-point mark again until Friday. He shot 13-for-22 and made all six free-throw attempts. Gasol also had eight rebounds, two assists and a block.
Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR11/21/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double on Friday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Toronto blew out Milwaukee, 124-83, which is extremely impressive considering DeMar DeRozan shot 1-of-8 from the floor. With DeRozan struggling, Valanciunas stepped up to score 18 points and grab 12 rebounds.
Jabari Parker, F, MIL11/21/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Bucks small forward Jabari Parker led the team with 15 points on Friday against the Raptors.
Insight: Parker shot 5-for-12 from the field and made his only 3-point attempt. He also had six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block while only turning the ball over once.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR11/21/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry recorded 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lift Toronto to a big victory, 124-83, over Milwaukee.
Insight: Lowry did a little of everything on Friday. In addition to those numbers, he shot 60 percent, including 3-for-5 at the 3-point line. He also made 5-of-7 from the free-throw line.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL11/21/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap recorded his fourth double-double of the season on Friday.
Insight: Millsap had 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Hawks defeated the Pistons, 99-89, on Friday. He also had four assists and two steals.
Andre Drummond, C, DET11/21/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond recorded a double-double on Friday.
Insight: Drummond actually had more rebounds, 16, than points, 13. What was most impressive, seven of Drummond's 16 rebounds came on the offensive glass.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL11/21/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague scored 28 points to lead Atlanta over Detroit, 99-89.
Insight: He shot 9-of-15 from the field and 8-for-8 at the line. He also had six assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL11/21/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris scored 17 points in Friday's victory and nearly had more rebounds.
Insight: Harris had 16 rebounds to go with his points. He did not shoot a great percentage, 5-for-16, but fantasy owners love the other numbers.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA11/21/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson recorded his third double-double of the season in the loss to the Magic on Friday.
Insight: Jefferson scored 24 points with 11 rebounds. He shot 11-for-20 in the game and also had one assist.
Evan Fournier, G, ORL11/21/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier led the team with 21 points as the Magic defeated the Hornets, 105-100.
Insight: Fournier did not shoot well from beyond the arc, 1-for-4, but he made 7-of-12 shots overall and 6-of-9 at the free-throw line. As for the other categories, he had just one rebound and one assist.
Isaiah Thomas, G, PHO11/21/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas led the Suns with 23 points as Phoenix defeated Philadelphia, 122-96, on Friday.
Insight: Thomas played 24 minutes and took nine shots, making six of them. Thomas was a perfect, 2-for-2, from the 3-point line and 9-for-9 at the line. He also had eight assists.
Michael Carter-Williams, G, PHI11/21/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams started and led the team with 18 points on Friday versus the Suns.
Insight: Carter-Williams also had six rebounds and six assists. He continues to be the best fantasy option on the worst team in the league.
Markieff Morris, F, PHO11/21/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Suns power forward Markieff Morris scored 18 points to lead Phoenix over the 76ers, 122-96.
Insight: Morris led all starters in points, shooting 6-of-10 from the field. He made all five of his free-throw attempts and also had four rebounds.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR11/21/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum will start on Friday against the Bulls.
Insight: Batum returns after missing two weeks due to a knee bruise. He may have his minutes limited on Friday, but because he is such a big part of the Portland offense, he is still worth starting.
Omer Asik, C, NOP11/21/2014 9:01:00 PM
Description: Pelicans center Omer Asik aggravated his back injury in warmups before Friday's game.
Insight: Asik will not play Friday and is going to miss more time. He is droppable in standard leagues.
Tony Allen, G, MEM11/21/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Tony Allen will not play on Friday against the Celtics due to an illness.
Insight: Without Allen, Courtney Lee will play as much as possible. Vince Carter could also see additional minutes, but Lee has the higher upside.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F, MIL11/21/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play against the Raptors on Friday. UPDATE: He will play against the Raptors.
Insight: Originally ruled out, Antetokounmpo is available despite an ankle injury. Who knows how many minutes he will actually play.
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS11/21/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will come off the bench again Friday.
Insight: Beal will eventually regain his starting job, but for now, the Wizards are slowly moving Beal back into game action. That doesn't mean he should move slowly back into fantasy lineups. Beal scored 21 points and had three rebounds, three assists and a steal playing 26 minutes in his season debut Wednesday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, G/F, MIL11/21/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play against the Raptors on Friday.
Insight: Antetokoumpo is out with an ankle injury. He rolled his ankle on his teammate's foot during Wednesday's game. Stay tuned because he could miss more than just Friday.
Tony Wroten, G, PHI11/21/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: 76ers guard Tony Wroten will start at shooting guard against the Suns on Friday.
Insight: Wroten will line up next to Michael Carter-Williams, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims. Wroten is averaging 19.3 ppg this season.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN11/21/2014 2:57:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin, who scored 37 points on Wednesday as Minnesota killed New York, 115-99, suffered a fractured right wrist sometime in the game.
Insight: Martin is out indefinitely. Corey Brewer will likely jump into the starting lineup.
Devin Harris, G, DAL11/21/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Mavs point guard Devin Harris right leg) will not play Friday.
Insight: Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis and J.J. Barea should share his minutes. He's averaged 8.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.3 spg.
Marco Belinelli, G, SAN11/21/2014 2:55:00 PM
Description: Spurs G/F Marco Belinelli (strained right groin) is expected to play Friday.
Insight: With an 8.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.7 apg average, Bellinelli hasn't been fantasy worthy.
Courtney Lee, SG, MEM11/21/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee is expected to play Friday.
Insight: Tony Allen, Beno Udrih and Quincy Pondexter are all questionable with the flu so Lee maight see quality minutes.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL11/21/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll is expected to play Friday against Detroit.
Insight: Carroll suffered the injury on Monday against the Knicks missed four games. He's played well when healthy averaging 12 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.5 apg. He may not start and may be on a minutes limit, so fantasy owners should wait a game to re-install him in their lineups.
Alec Burks, G, UTA11/21/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: In case you hadn't noticed, Jazz point guard Trey Burke has hauled in 24 rebounds over the past two games.
Insight: Double-digit rebounding guards don't come around very often. It appears his coach challenged him to be more aggressive and the results are stunning. Added to his 14.8 ppg and 3.0 apg, if he can keep it up, Burke could turn out to be a fantasy stud.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK11/21/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani injured his calf and hamstring during Friday's practice and will not play on Saturday.
Insight: NEWSFLASH: Bargnani is not fantasy relevant. If you still have him, drop him immediately just as the Knicks probably should do in the near future.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC11/21/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay was questionable for Thursday's game against Chicago due right Achilles tendinitis, but played well.
Insight: Gay went 7-of-11 from the field for 20 points along with seven rebounds and three assists. We did see him with a heating pad on the foot in the second half, so he'll still have to be watched for upcoming games to make sure he's ready to go.
Darren Collison, G, SACHot11/21/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Kings guard Darren Collison scored 17 points, shooting 5-of-10 from the field and added 12 assists and six rebounds.
Insight: It's Collison's second straight double-double and we like how this is going. Considering where he was drafted, he's been a "steal."
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC11/21/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins racked up another double-double against the Bulls Thursday night.
Insight: He been playing through a hip issue, but still posted 22 points. 14 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block. He's a fantasy stud.
Joakim Noah, C, CHI11/21/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah contributed in all areas Thursday night with 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block.
Insight: With Pau Gasol and Derrick Rose sidelined we expected a bit more scoring, but he still came through despite playing most of the fourth quarter with five fouls.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI11/21/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler was called upon to score with Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol out of the lineup posting 23 points and eight rebounds, eight assists and two steals.
Insight: Butler led the team with 18 shot attempts. He's a solid young guard who keeps getting better, but sometimes gets lost on this talented Bulls team.
Chris Paul, G, LAC11/20/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul tied Blake Griffin with the team-high 26 points against the Heat on Thursday.
Insight: Paul made 8-of-13 from the field, including three 3-pointers. He also shot 7-of-8 from the line and had 12 assists.
Chris Bosh, C/PF, MIA11/20/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Chris Bosh scored 28 points in the, 110-91, loss to the Clippers on Thursday.
Insight: Bosh shot 9-of-17 from the field, and a perfect 9-for-9 at the free-throw line. Bosh had seven rebounds and an assist as well. He is averaging over 20 points per game.
Blake Griffin, F, LAC11/20/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin shot 12-of-18 as Los Angeles dominated Miami, 110-93, on Thursday.
Insight: Griffin finished with 26 points, and also had seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Those numbers are pretty much on par with his season averages; it was just impressive Griffin hit 67 percent of his shots.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA11/20/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade will not play on Thursday against the Clippers.
Insight: This is the fourth straight game Wade has missed because of his hamstring injury. Mario Chalmers will continue to start as long as Wade is out.
Matt Barnes, SF, LAC11/20/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes will start on Thursday against the Heat.
Insight: Barnes has played well, scoring in double digits in two of the last three games, and looks to have won back his starting job. He has a favorable matchup versus the Heat, and if he remains in the lineup, he is worth picking up in standard leagues.
Jose Calderon, G, NYK11/20/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (strained right calf) is expected to play Saturday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: That would be a nice team to come back against given the Sixers don't play much defense.
Mario Chalmers, G, MIAHot11/20/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: If as expected Dwyane Wade doesn't play Thursday, Mario Chalmers is a solid fantasy option.
Insight: Chalmers is averaging 21 ppg and seven apg over the last three games with Wade watching in street clothes.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA11/20/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade will not play on Monday and is doubtful for Thursday's game against the LA Clippers.
Insight: Mario Chalmers has been great the past three games, so he should be an inexpensive option Thursday, and Shabazz Napier should get some consideration as long as Wade is sidelined.
Jason Thompson, F, SAC11/20/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Kings forward Jason Thompson is probable for Thursday's game against Chicago with tightness in left quadriceps.
Insight: Thompson's game Tuesday, playing with the quad injury, was the best of the season - 15 points and nine rebounds.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC11/20/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is probable for Thursday's game against Chicago due to tightness in left hip flexor.
Insight: He been playing through it and playing well. Cousins is now averaging 22.5 ppg, 11.6 rpg, and shooting 51 percent from the floor.


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