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Ish Smith, G, PHIHot3/31/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Sixers guard Ish Smith got some love from the team's budding star Nerlens Noel, according to Andrew porter of CBSPhilly.
Insight: "He just finds me whenever I'm open and honestly, he's the first true point-guard I've ever really played with," said Noel. Smith is averaging 12.0 ppg and 6.1 apg since coming to the Sixers. Noel is averaging 16.0 ppg and 11.1 rpg since Smith became the everyday starter at point guard. Smith should be in current lineups and has nice dynasty value as well.
Udonis Haslem, F, MIAHot3/31/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Miami power forward Udonis Haslem is the only healthy body up front for the Heat and he has played well over the last few games.
Insight: Haslem has averaged 33 minutes over the last three games and posted 12 ppg and 11 rpg over that span. If Hassan Whiteside, Chris Andersen and Michael Beasley are all sidelined, Haslem could be a cheap source of production.
Michael Beasley, F, MIA3/31/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Heat forward Michael Beasley could only play seven minutes Sunday after injuring his elbow and is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: The Miami front line is decimated by injuries and Beasley is just one of them.
Luol Deng, F, MIA3/31/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng left Sunday's game with a right knee contusion that swelled up and is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: Deng used to be a reliable source of production, but leg injuries have plagued him for much of the season. Deng's 12.4 ppg in March is his worst output since of the season.
Deron Williams, G, BRK3/31/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams missed Monday's practice while due to illness and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Indiana.
Insight: Williams has been inconsistent all season and fantasy owners have come to know that he's just a shell of the guy they used to know, and depend on, in Utah.
Thaddeus Young, F, BRK3/31/2015 9:57:00 AM
Description: Nets small forward Thaddeus Young (hyperextended left knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Indiana.
Insight: Young is averaging 14.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.4 apg, but has missed the past two games. He did participate in the Monday shootaround.
Rodney Stuckey, G, IND3/31/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Rodney Stuckey just returned from missing three games with a calf injury, is questionable after suffering a wrist injury on Sunday.
Insight: C.J. Miles and C.J. Watson would see increased minutes if Stuckey is sidelined again. Stuckey is averaging 12.9 ppg this season, but 14.8 ppg in 12 March games.
Paul George, SF, IND3/31/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George will not play on Tuesday as he has not received final clearance from the medical staff, according to an AP report.
Insight: here has never been an announced timetable for his return, but he's been practicing for a while. He's likely to be used is a small role for the rest of the season and would have limited fantasy value in all but keeper leagues.
Jamal Crawford, G, LAC3/31/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (calf) has made progress and is hoping to return for the April 7 game versus the Lakers, according to Arash Markazi of ESPN.
Insight: J.J. Redick is the biggest benefactor with Crawford out. Crawford (16.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.5 apg) has missed 13 games so far.
Draymond Green, F, GSW3/31/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Warriors forward Draymond Green did not play Saturday and is questionable for Tuesday against the Clippers.
Insight: Green has a shin issue which isn't too serious, but having clinched the top spot the team can rest him if they wish. Green is averaging 11.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.3 bpg - in other words, he's a box score filler.
Zach LaVine, G, MINHot3/30/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine scored a team-high 21 points during Monday's loss versus Utah.
Insight: LaVine shot 7-of-19 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line, and also managed six dimes, five boards, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block, and two turnovers. He needs to be in all lineups with Ricky Rubio sidelined.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/30/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward scored a team-high 22 points on Monday night.
Insight: He did so in a 104-84 win over Minnesota. Hawayrd shot 7-of-15 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the line, and also had six rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers, four steals, and four turnovers. Solid all-around night.
Rudy Gobert, C, UTA3/30/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Rudy Gobert posted a double-double during Monday's win over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He shot 4-of-7 from the field and 7-of-9 from the line for 15 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal, three blocks, and one turnover. Gobert needs to be active everywhere.
Mike Conley, G, MEM3/30/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley scored a team-high 18 points during Monday's win against the Kings.
Insight: Conley went 6-of-14 from the field and four of six from the line, and also managed four boards, two assists, two 3-pointers, one block, and two turnovers. Zach Randolph had 15 points and seven rebounds, while Marc Gasol put in eight points and grabbed 11 boards.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC3/30/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay led the team with 24 points during Monday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Insight: With DeMarcus Cousins getting the night off, Gay went 10-of-18 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line to shoulder the load. He also had four rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and one turnover.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR3/30/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 42 points during Monday's victory against the Rockets.
Insight: Despite having six turnovers, DeRozan was fantastic. He shot 14-of-27 from the field, 12-of-17 from the line, and 2-of-4 from deep, and also posted 11 boards, one assist, one steal, and one block.
James Harden, G, HOU3/30/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden put in a team-high 31 points during Monday's loss to the Raptors.
Insight: He shot just 9-of-22 from the field, but did go 10-of-12 from the line. Harden also recorded five assists, five boards, three 3-pointers, one steal, and three turnovers.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL3/30/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll scored a team-high 23 points during Monday's win over the Bucks.
Insight: Carroll had a nice outing, going 9-of-13 from the field, 3-of-5 from the line, and 2-of-6 from downtown. He also had eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and one turnover.
Zaza Pachulia, C, MIL3/30/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia posted a double-double during Monday's loss versus Atlanta.
Insight: Pachulia recorded 17 points and 13 boards, while shooting 8-of-10 from the field and 1-of-3 from the line. He also managed three assists and one steal.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI3/30/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel posted a double-double during Monday's overtime loss to the Lakers.
Insight: He had 19 points and 14 boards, along with four assists, one steal, one block, and three turnovers. Noel actually could have done more, but he was just 7-of-18 from the floor and 5-of-10 from the line.
Jordan Clarkson, G, LAL3/30/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Laker point guard Jordan Clarkson scored a team-high 26 points during Monday's overtime win over the 76ers.
Insight: He hit four key free throws at the end of regulation to send the game into OT. Clarkson went 9-of-15 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the line, and also chipped in 11 assists, six rebounds, three steals, and three turnovers. He is a must-start option right now.
Kemba Walker, G, CHA3/30/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker posted a double-double during Monday's loss versus Boston.
Insight: He finished with 28 points and 12 dimes, along with three rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals, and zero turnovers. Owners should feel good about the fact that Walker looks healthy.
Avery Bradley, SG, BOS3/30/2015 9:20:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley scored a team-high 30 points during Monday's victory against the Hornets.
Insight: He shot 12-of-23 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the line. Bradley also had eight rebounds, two assists, three 3-pointers, and one turnover.
Brandon Knight, G, PHO3/30/2015 8:40:00 PM
Description: Suns guard Brandon Knight has been downgraded to out for Monday's contest.
Insight: He returned on Sunday, but is clearly not 100 percent. Knight will not be a reliable option for the duration of the season.
Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN3/30/2015 7:34:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: Minnesota is trying to accumulate as many ping balls as possible. Pekovic can be dropped in all re-draft leagues.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA3/30/2015 3:21:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside (hand) has been cleared to play and could be back in the lineup on Tuesday, according to a Palm Beach Post report.
Insight: Whitesice has missed three games due to injury. He's been averaging a double-double since January.
Gorgui Dieng, C, MIN3/30/2015 3:17:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng (concussion) will not play on Monday against Utah.
Insight: Minnesota is running short of big men. Nikola Pekovic will not play and Kevin Garnett is doubtful.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC3/30/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: Kings PF/C DeMarcus Cousins will not play Monday night against Memphis.
Insight: Cousins has been a fantasy stud all season (24.1 ppg, 12.4 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 apg, 1.7 bpg) and this is a disaster for fantasy owners. It isn't a specific injury, just rest, and could happen more times over the finals weeks of the season.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI3/30/2015 1:58:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose took part in a full contact session Monday.
Insight: Rose has said it would take 1-2 weeks to get back into playing shape once he was cleared for full contact. The clock starts now.
Patrick Beverley, G, HOU3/30/2015 1:55:00 PM
Description: Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley has a torn ligamanet in his wrist and will have surgery which will end his season.
Insight: Jason Terry will be the Rockets starting point guard with Pablo Prigioni seeing solid minutes off the bench.
Michael Carter-Williams, G, MIL3/30/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams is attending the funeral of his grandfather, but he's expected to play on Monday against the Hawks, according to C.F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: MCW has been inconsistent this season, but his averages are still solid at 14.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 6.8 apg, 1.5 spg.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR3/30/2015 1:27:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (back) missed Friday's game against the Lakers and has been downgraded to out for Monday's game against Houston
Insight: There doesn't seem to be any change in his status. Lowry has stated that he will not rush back, so without a firm timetable, Greivis Vasquez and Lou Williams will continue to have increased value.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL3/30/2015 1:25:00 PM
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague is questionable for Monday's game against Milwaukee and, Chris Vivlamore of AJC believes he will play.
Insight: The Hawks clinched everything in the east so have the option of sitting guys who aren't 100 percent. Teague isn't close to that, but could play limited minutes. Backup Dennis Schroder has posted back-to-back double-doubles and is a viable fantasy option if Teague can't run.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/30/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson was limping through Saturday's game and it showed in his production.
Insight: Jefferson has an ailing knee, isn't 100 percent and likely won't be healthy for the remainder of the season, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. He could be in and out of the lineup the rest of the way and likely will sit in blowout games so his fantasy totals should take a hit. Update: Jefferson had his knee drained for the second time in a week.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA3/30/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota due to back spasms.
Insight: He only played 19 minutes on Friday before being sidelined and missed Saturday's game against OKC. Trevor Booker should get most of his minutes and posted 12 points and three rebounds on Saturday.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR3/30/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (back) missed Friday's game against the Lakers and is is questionable, at best, for Monday's game against Houston
Insight: There doesn't seem to be any change in his status. Lowry has stated that he will not rush back, so without a firm timetable, Greivis Vasquez and Lou Williams will continue to have increased value.
Brandon Knight, G, PHO3/30/2015 11:25:00 AM
Description: Suns guard Brandon Knight played Sunday against the Thunder, but is is doubtful for Monday's game against Portland.
Insight: Back-to-back after just returning from injury might be too much to expect. he played 22 minutes and shot a rusty 1-of-10 for three points. Expect him to return for Thursday's game against Golden State.
Tony Allen, G, MEM3/30/2015 11:17:00 AM
Description: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen is questionable for Monday's game against Sacramento due to a strained left hamstring.
Insight: Allen is more of a defensive specialist than offensive weapon, but his absence gives Jeff Green and Vince Carter more playing time.
Jeremy Lin, G, LAL3/30/2015 11:16:00 AM
Description: Lakers guard Jeremy Lin is questionable for Monday's game against Philadelphia due to illness.
Insight: Lin missed Sunday's game with an upper respiratory infection. His absence allows Jordan Clarkson to play 30-plus minutes and be a viable fantasy option.
Kevin Love, F, CLE3/30/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love left Sunday's game with a back injury and is questionable for Thursday's game against Miami.
Insight: Love will not return, but said he wouldn't miss any games because of it. The Cavs don't play until Thursday which may be while he can make that statement. Love is averaging 14.7 ppg in 13 March games, his lowest monthly production of the season.
Jeff Taylor, G, CHA3/30/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Charlotte G/F Jeff Taylor got the start Saturday for the injured Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but again didn't do anything to excite fantasy owners.
Insight: Taylor got the start in his place and played 27 minutes on Saturday. He scored nine points with a pair of rebounds and assists. Not really fantasy worthy, but coach Steve Clifford did praise his effort.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF, CHA3/30/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Hornets small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained left ankle) is expected to miss another week due to the injury.
Insight: Youngster Jeff Taylor got the start in his place and played 27 minutes on Saturday. He scored nine points with a pair of rebounds and assists. Not really fantasy worthy, but maybe he'll improve over the next several games.
Dennis Schroder, G, ATLHot3/30/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Hawks backup guard Dennis Schroder has posted back-to-back double doubles and is likely to get another chance to start on Monday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Schroder had 17 points and 11 assists in Atlanta's game against Charlotte. He's averaging 14.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.9 apg of his last 10 contests.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL3/30/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague is questionable, at best, for Monday's game against Milwaukee
Insight: The Hawks clinched everything in the east so have the option of sitting guys who aren't 100 percent. Teague isn't close to that. backup Dennis Schroder has posted back-to-back double-doubles and is a viable fantasy option.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN3/30/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (hamstring) did not play on Sunday and is questionable to play against the Jazz on Monday.
Insight: Martin is hopeful to return for this week of games, but he'll likely be a game-time decision. he's averaging 20.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.2 apg when he does play, so is certainly a viable fantasy option.
Ricky Rubio, G, MIN3/30/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio did not play on Sunday versus the Pelicans and is listed as questionable for Monday against Utah.
Insight: Rubio has missed the past six games so owners should already have a backup plan in place. Zach LaVine has six straight games posting double-digit points and has averaged 4.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds during that span.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU3/30/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard will not play in Monday's game against Toronto.
Insight: He's just back from missing 26 games due to a bad knee, so there is no need to push him until playoff time. He posted a double-double on Sunday, but will likely be on a minutes limit and miss some games for the remainder of the regular season.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/30/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson was limping through Saturday's game and it showed in his production.
Insight: Jefferson has an ailing knee, isn't 100 percent and likely won't be healthy for the remainder of the season, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. he could be in and out of the lineup the rest of the way and likely will sit in blowout games so his fantasy totals should take a hit.
Dion Waiters, SG, CLE3/30/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Thunder shooting guard Dion Waiters will have a sore foot checked out when the team returns to Oklahoma City, according to beat writer Royce Young.
Insight: Waiters has been playing through the pain and put up 18 points on 20 shots Sunday night. His 12.7 ppg in March is the highest of the season and he's been a source for scoring on a team that has lost two big-time offensive weapons in Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA3/30/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Antonio due to a sore left calf and shoulder.
Insight: Miami doesn't have very much depth with Hassan Whiteside and Michael Beasley also hurting which could leave the big man role to Udonis Haslem.
C.J. Miles, G, IND3/29/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles scored a team-high 28 points during Sunday's victory against the Mavericks.
Insight: He was great from the field, going 9-of-12 from the floor and 5-of-6 from downtown. Miles also went 5-of-6 from the line and recorded four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL3/29/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons recorded a double-double during Sunday's loss versus Indiana.
Insight: He had 27 points and 10 boards, along with one assist, two 3-pointers, one block, and three turnovers. Parsons shot 11-of-20 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN3/29/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard scored a team-high 25 points during Sunday's victory over the Grizzlies.
Insight: He also had 10 rebounds, along with one assist, one steal, and three turnovers. Leonard shot 11-of-17 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line. He is the top option on the Spurs.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM3/29/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph posted a double-double during Sunday's loss against the Spurs.
Insight: He had 20 points and 13 boards, while shooting 9-of-16 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. Randolph is one of the most underrated power forwards in the game.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA3/29/2015 8:48:00 PM
Description: So much for Heat guard Dwyane Wade' knee injury.
Insight: He dropped a season-high 40 points on 14-of-27 shooting from the field and 12-of-13 shooting from the line. Wade also managed six rebounds, four assists, one steal, and just one turnover.
Reggie Jackson, G, DET3/29/2015 8:47:00 PM
Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson had a big game on Sunday.
Insight: Jackson went 12-of-17 from the field, 4-of-8 from the line, and 3-of-4 from deep. He finished with 31 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and four turnovers. Jackson has founf a home in Detroit.
Andre Drummond, C, DETHot3/29/2015 8:45:00 PM
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond posted a double-double during Sunday's loss versus Miami.
Insight: Drummond was fantastic, going 14-of-17 from the field and 4-of-7 from the line for 32 points, 14 boards, two assists, one steal, two blocks, and zero turnovers.
Isaiah Thomas, G, BOS3/29/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas scored a team-high 19 points during Sunday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: He was just 4-of-12 from the field, but did go 9-of-10 from the line. Thomas also chipped in seven assists, two 3-pointers, and two steals.
Chris Paul, G, LAC3/29/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Clippers point guard Chris Paul had a full stat sheet on Sunday.
Insight: He shot 5-of-9 from the field, 8-of-8 from the line, and 3-of-4 from downtown for 21 points, 10 dimes, three rebounds, two steals, one block, and four turnovers. Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook have somehow made Paul an underrrated option.
J.J. Redick, G, LAC3/29/2015 8:41:00 PM
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick knocked down five 3-pointers during Sunday's win over the Celtics.
Insight: He was 11-of-15 from the floor for a team-high 27 points. Redick also had five rebounds, four assists, and two turnovers. He continues to be a solid source of points and 3-pointers.
Luol Deng, F, MIA3/29/2015 8:39:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng left Sunday's game with a knee contusion.
Insight: He will not return, as the injuries continue for Miami.
Brandon Knight, G, PHO3/29/2015 8:36:00 PM
Description: Suns guard Brandon Knight will play Sunday against the Thunder.
Insight: He will come off the bench, but should return to his normal role.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/29/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James shot just 8-of-24 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line, but still managed a team and game-high 20 points during Sunday's victory versus Philadelphia.
Insight: James also had 11 boards, six assists, one 3-pointer, one block, and five turnovers. James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving were a combined 19-of-52 from the field.
Robert Covington, F, PHI3/29/2015 6:50:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington scored a team-high 19 points during Sunday's loss against the Cavaliers.
Insight: The young Sixers played Cleveland very tough, losing 87-86 with chances to pull the upset. Covingtonshot 7-of-13 fromt he field and 5-of-9 from downtown. He also had four rebounds, one assts, one steal, and one turnover.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/29/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis shot 10-of-21 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line during Sunday's win over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He recorded a team-high 28 points, along with nine rebounds, five dimes, two steals, one block, and zero turnovers.
Andrew Wiggins, G, MIN3/29/2015 6:38:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins scored a team-high 20 points during Sunday's loss to the Pelicans.
Insight: Wiggins shot 6-of-15 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line, and also chipped in six rebounds, two assists, and five turnovers. He is still the favorite to take home the Rookie of the Year Award.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK3/29/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez scored a team-high 30 points during Sunday's victory against the Lakers.
Insight: He also had 11 rebounds, one assist, four blocks, while shooting 13-of-22 from the field and 4-of-8 from the line.
Jordan Hill, PF, LAL3/29/2015 6:34:00 PM
Description: Lakers PF/C Jordan Hill posted an impressive double-double during Sunday's loss versus Brooklyn.
Insight: He did so off the bench and finished with 22 points, 16 boards, one assist, one block, and one turnover. Hill shot 10-of-17 from the floor and 2-of-3 from the line in 27 minutes of action.
Kevin Love, F, CLE3/29/2015 6:33:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love left Sunday's game with a back injury.
Insight: Love will not return. He had 10 points and 10 boards before departing.
Kevin Martin, G, MIN3/29/2015 5:32:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (hamstring) will not play on Sunday.
Insight: Martin is hopeful to return for this week of games, but owners should consider him questionable for Monday against the Jazz.
Ricky Rubio, G, MIN3/29/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will not play on Sunday versus the Pelicans according to The Star Tribune.
Insight: Rubio was doubtful heading into this game, so owners should already have a backup plan in place. Zach LaVine will start.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU3/29/2015 3:24:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard is getting a little bit better each game since returning from his injury.
Insight: Howard recorded a double-double on Sunday with 11 points and 10 rebounds. He took just six shots, so he isn't quite in rhythm yet with the Houston offense. As long as he is in the lineup, though, Howard must be in fantasy lineups.
John Wall, G, WAS3/29/2015 3:22:00 PM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall led Washington nealy had a triple-double with 25 points and 12 assists in the loss to the Rockets on Sunday.
Insight: Wall was really the only Washington player who played with any energy. The Wizards played better in the second half and got within six points, but never any closer. Wall was 7-of-17 from the field and 11-for-12 at the line. He also had eight rebounds, four steals and a block.
James Harden, G, HOU3/29/2015 3:19:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden had an off-day shooting and still finished with 24 points on Sunday versus the Wizards.
Insight: Harden shot 7-for-20 from the field, including 1-of-6 from the 3-point line. He did go 9-of-10 at the foul line, though, with six assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block. The block was towards the end of the game when Washington was making a run. Bradley Beal took a 3-pointer to try and make the score a two-possession game, but Harden got up to block the shot. Harden is averaging 28.4 ppg in the last five games.
Brandon Knight, G, PHO3/29/2015 1:31:00 PM
Description: Suns guard Brandon Knight is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Thunder according to the Arizona Republic.
Insight: This is pretty much a must-win scenario for the Suns, who are chasing the Thunder for the eighth playoff spot in the west. Knight practiced on Saturday and looked good so expect him to play.
Richard Jefferson, F, DAL3/29/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson will start on Sunday again for the injured Monta Ellis.
Insight: Jefferson could be the starter for awhile as Ellis has not official return date. Jefferson is averaging 10.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 1.8 3-pointers per game in 11 starts this season, so he is definitely worth a look.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL3/29/2015 1:22:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis will not play on Sunday against the Pacers according to Roto World.
Insight: Ellis is nursing a calf injury which ended his 237 consective games streak. Ellis has no timetable to return. In the meantime, Richard Jefferson will start, and Rajon Rondo will have more fantasy value.
David West, F, IND3/29/2015 1:19:00 PM
Description: Pacers power forward David West will play on Sunday versus the Mavericks according to Indy Star Sports.
Insight: West didn't play on Thursday due to an allergic reaction, but he is good to go on Sunday. Luis Scola will return to the bench.
Jameer Nelson, G, DEN3/29/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Nuggets point guard Jameer Nelson came off the bench and scored 22 points to led Denver on Saturday versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Nelson also had five assists, four 3-pointers, two rebounds and one steal. Without Danilo Gallinari, Nelson is worth a look in fantasy leagues, but Gallinari should return in the team's next game.
Damian Lillard, PG, POR3/29/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was 4-for-11 from the field in the, 120-114, victory over the Nuggets on Saturday.
Insight: The poor shooting night led to just eight points for Lillard although he did have 10 assists, three rebounds and a steal. Lillard is in a big of a slump, shooting 33.3 percent from the field in the last three games.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN3/29/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried did not shoot well on Saturday but still recorded a double-double versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Faried was 3-for-10 from the field but hit eight free throws to finish with 14 points. He also had 10 rebounds. Faried has been very disappointing this season, averaging just 12.0 ppg and 8.7 rpg in 68 games this season.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR3/29/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a game-high 32 points in the, 120-114, victory over the Nuggets on Saturday.
Insight: Aldridge was 13-for-20 from the field and 5-of-6 at the line. He also had 11 rebounds and two assists. Aldridge has continued to play despite his torn thumb ligament, averaging 23.5 ppg and 8.5 rpg in the last five games. He needs to remain in lineups.
Rudy Gobert, C, UTA3/29/2015 9:34:00 AM
Description: Jazz center Rudy Gobert had 13 points and 15 rebounds in the, 94-89, victory over the Thunder on Saturday.
Insight: Former Jazz center Enes Kanter scored 18 points, but Gobert outrebounded his former teammate 15-11. Gobert only took six shots, but he was 7-for-10 at the line. Gobert also had four blocks, three steals and an assist.
Enes Kanter, C, OKC3/29/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Thunder center Enes Kanter recorded another double-double in the loss to his former team on Saturday.
Insight: Kanter went 7-of-13 from the field on his way to 18 points and 11 rebounds. He also had two blocks and an assist. Kanter has benefitted greatly from the trade to Oklahoma City.
Trey Burke, G, UTA3/29/2015 9:31:00 AM
Description: Jazz point guard Trey Burke came off the bench and led Utah in scoring during the, 94-89, victory over the Thunder.
Insight: Burke was just 8-for-23, including 1-of-8 from the 3-point line, so he didn't shoot all that well, but he did chip in five free throws and lead the team in shot attempts in order to get to 22 points. Burke also had six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Burke is averaging 17.2 ppg in the last five games which includes one game where he only scored six points. That means he has been very impressive in the other four, but it also means he can be a bit inconsistent.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKC3/29/2015 9:27:00 AM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook scored 37 points but also turned the ball over nine times on Saturday against the Jazz.
Insight: Westbrook was 12-for-29 from the field, including 3-of-9 from downtown in the loss. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. It was another solid outing except in leagues where turnovers count.
Klay Thompson, G, GSW3/28/2015 11:13:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored 21 points in the, 108-95, victory over the Bucks on Saturday.
Insight: Thompson was 8-for-17 from the field with three 3-pointers. He also had five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.
Khris Middleton, F, MIL3/28/2015 11:12:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Khris Middleton led Milwaukee had 14 points in the, 108-95, loss to the Warriors on Saturday.
Insight: Middleton was 5-for-14 from the field with three assists, two rebounds and two steals. Middleton has been really good the last five games, averaging 17.6 ppg.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW3/28/2015 11:10:00 PM
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers on his way to 25 points on Saturday.
Insight: Curry was 6-for-9 from the 3-point line and 8-of-13 from the field overall. In addition to the 25 points, Curry had six assists, four rebounds and a steal. In the last two games, Curry has 14 3-pointers, and he is averaging 28.8 ppg in the last five games.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI3/28/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic had continued to be productive even with Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson back in the rotation for Chicago.
Insight: Mirotic proved his worth to Chicago when both Butler and Gibson were out with injuries, so coach Tom Thibodeau has continued to give Mirotic big minutes. He played 26 minutes on Saturday and led the Bulls with 24 points. He made three 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK3/28/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani led New York with 14 points in the blowout loss to the Bulls on Saturday.
Insight: Bargnani also led the Knicks with seven rebounds. The fact he led the team with 14 points and seven rebounds really just says how bad the Knicks really are. Bargnani shot 7-for-15 from the field.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI3/28/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol had 19 points and 12 rebounds in the, 111-80, victory over the Knicks on Saturday.
Insight: Gasol was 8-for-15 from the field and 3-of-5 at the line. He also had four assists. Gasol has scored a lot in the last five games, averagin 20.4 ppg, but he only has 9.4 rpg over the same stretch. He has averaged 11.8 rpg this season.
Gerald Henderson, G, CHA3/28/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard/forward Gerald Henderson shot 9-for-10 from the field in the, 115-100, victory over the Hawks' backups on Saturday.
Insight: Henderson finished with 20 points, five rebounds and four assists. He also shot 2-for-2 from the 3-point line. Henderson has averaged 16.4 ppg in the last five games.
Mike Muscala, F, ATL3/28/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Mike Muscala recorded his double-double of the season on Saturday versus the Hornets.
Insight: Muscala had 18 points and 10 rebounds. He doesn't play much normally, though, and had 13 shots on Saturday because Atlanta was resting their starters.
Kemba Walker, G, CHA3/28/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker scored a game-high 21 points in the, 115-100, victory over the Hawks.
Insight: Atlanta was resting all their starters, so this was a very friendly matchup for Walker. He was 7-for-19 from the field with six assists and five rebounds. He also had just one turnover.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN3/28/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will not play on Saturday versus the Trail Blazers due to a shoulder injury.
Insight: This is not a surprise. Gallinari will probably miss at least one more game with the shoulder issue.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA3/28/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors is doubtful for Saturday's game against Oklahoma City due to back spasms. UPDATE: Favors will not play on Saturday.
Insight: He only played 19 minutes on Friday before being sidelined. Trevor Booker should get most of his minutes but doesn't have much fantasy value. Jeremy Evans will also get significant playing time.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/28/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson will play on Saturday versus the Hawks.
Insight: Jefferson has an ailing knee, so he isn't 100 percent, but he is going against Hawks backups. He needs to be in lineups.
David Lee, PF, GSW3/28/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Warriors forward David Lee will start for Draymond Green on Saturday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Lee scored 13 points in his last start, shooting 4-for-12 from the floor. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson didn't play in that game, so owners shouldn't expect Lee to receive that many shot attempts again.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL3/28/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will not play Saturday night.
Insight: The Hawks locked up everything in the east with a win on Friday night. He'll join Jeff Teague (ankle), Al Horford (rest), Paul Millsap (rest) and Kyle Korver (rest) on the sidelines.