Description: Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. hit four 3-pointers versus the Thunder on Wednesday.
Insight: Hardaway came off the bench to scored 14 points. New York also received 17 point from Lance Thomas off the bench as the Knicks beat Oklahoma City, 100-92. Hardaway has shot 52 percent from the field over the last two games.
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook dropped a 40-burger in his visit to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
Insight: That still wasn't enough versus the lowly Knicks without Kevin Durant. Perry Jones, Durant's replacement, he no points. Starting shooting guard Andre Roberson also had no points. Westbrook nearly scored half of the Thunder's points as they lost, 100-92.
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led New York with 31 points and 10 rebounds versus the Thunder on Wednesday.
Insight: Even though Oklahoma City was without Kevin Durant, it was an exciting victory for the Knicks. It was their ninth of the season. Anthony took just two 3-pointers, hitting one and was 12-of-28 from the field overall.
Description: Spurs guard Danny Green turned in another very solid fantasy night.
Insight: Green hit 4-of-8 3-pointers, going 6-for-11 from the field overall. He also had five rebounds and three blocks. Green is a solid option for anyone needing help with 3-pointers, rebounds or blocks.
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons had 21 points versus the Rockets on Wednesday.
Insight: Parsons really only supplies shooting totals and will have the occassional off night, so he isn't as valuable in fantasy as one might expect. Parsons is averaging 17.4 ppg with just 1.8 apg and 1.8 rpg over his last five games.
Description: Rockets guard James Harden had a quiet night for his standards.
Insight: Harden scored 17 points, shooting 7-for-14 from the field. He hit just one 3-pointer and only had three free-throw attempts. Harden did also have eight assists, five rebounds and four steals, so by no means it was a complete dud, fantasy owners just come to expect big nights from the league MVP favorite.
Description: Rockets forward Josh Smith came off the bench and led Houston in scoring on Wednesday.
Insight: Smith had 18 points, shooting 7-of-13 from the field. He was 4-for-5 from the 3-point line. Smith can be lethal from deep, but he will probably not get enough opportunities to be fantasy relevant.
Description: Hawks forward Al Horford was one of three Atlanta players with double-doubles on Wednesday.
Insight: Horford was second on the team with 20 points and 10 rebounds, but he also had five assists to turn in a very solid fantasy night. He was 10-of-13 from the field. Horford is a must-start in all leagues.
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap had a monster game versus the Nets to help Atlanta extend its winning streak to 17 games.
Insight: Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, but he was also stellar in the percentage categories. He shot 5-of-9, including 3-for-5 from the 3-point line and was 15-for-16 at the line. Millsap also chipped in two blocks, an assist and a steal.
Description: Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine had a great shooting night versus the Celtics.
Insight: LaVine was 7-of-9 from the field, including 1-for-1 from the 3-point line. He was also 2-for-2 at the free-throw line. Perhaps he was excited to hear he will be participating in the slam dunk contest.
Description: Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin came off the bench and scored a game-high 21 points.
Insight: This is great news considering this was Martin's first game since November. Martin was 7-of-18 from the field, including 2-for-6 at the 3-point line. Martin also had four rebounds and an assist.
Description: Raptors guard Louis Williams came off the bench and scored a game-high 27 points versus the Kings on Wednesday.
Insight: Williams was 7-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-12 from th 3-point line. He was a perfect 9-of-9 at the line as well. Williams will occasionally have games like this, but he cannot be counted on a night-to-night basis because of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay scored 22 points versus the Raptors on Wednesday.
Insight: Gay was 8-of-17 from the field and hit two 3-pointers. He also had three assists and three rebounds. Gay is a decent fantasy option as he is averaging over 20 ppg and nearly 6.0 rpg and 4.0 apg.
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds versus the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Insight: When Kyrie Irving takes 36 shots and scores 55 points, there aren't many other opportunities to go around, but Love did only shoot 3-for-15 from the field. Hopefully he can shoot better on Friday, which might end up being another game without LeBron James.
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 38 points but it wasn't enough versus the LeBron James-less Cavaliers.
Insight: That's because Kyrie Irving dropped 55 points, nailing 11 3-pointers. Aldridge may have been overshadowed, but he was stellar himself, going 13-of-23 with 11 rebounds. He also was 10-for-10 at the line.
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving had a career-night versus the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Insight: Irving scored 55 points, hitting an incredible 11-of-19 from the 3-point line. He was 17-for-36 from the field overall. We always say Irving's fantasy value rises when LeBron James doesn't play, but who was expecting this?
Description: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant had surgery on Wednesday to repair his right rotator cuff and is expected to miss the next nine months according to the Orange County Register.
Insight: This puts Bryant on pace to return around the beginning of November which is a longer recovery time than originally anticipated. Therefore, there is a chance he misses the beginning of next season.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James will not play on Wednesday and is listed as doubtful for Friday.
Insight: James has a sore wrist due to a hard fall from Tuesday's game. He played through the injury on Tuesday, but the team will rest him on Wednesday. This raises Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love's fantasy values for the night.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall is listed as questionable on Wednesday.
Insight: All signs point to Wall playing, but it is possible the Wizards will rest him again. He was supposed to play with a minutes limit on Tuesday, but he ended up not playing. Wall is dealing with a sore ankle, an Achilles injury and migraines.
Description: Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (wrist surgery) is expected to play Wednesday against the Celtics.
Insight: He is listed as questionable, so there is no guarantee, but Martin is expected to give it a go. He should eventually regain his starting role, which would push Andrew Wiggins to small forward.
Description: Laker swingman Wayne Ellington scored a team-high 28 points during Tuesday's loss against the Wizards.
Insight: It was also a season-high for Ellington, who went 12-of-20 from the floor, 1-of-1 from the line, and 3-of-9 from downtown. He also had three assists, three rebounds, three steals, and two turnovers. Ellington will continue to start at shooting guard.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall nearly recorded a triple-double during Tuesday's victory over the Lakers.
Insight: He almost did not suit up with an Achilles injury, but Wall went 8-of-12 from the field and 5-of-12 from the line for 21 points, 13 assists, nine boards, three steals, and four turnovers. He is a top 25 option in standard leagues.
Description: Warriors forward David Lee had his best game of the season on Tuesday night.
Insight: He came off the bench and went 10-of-17 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line for 24 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and zero turnovers. However, Lee is still much of an option at this point in time.
Description: Warriors guard Klay Thompson scored a team-high 30 points during Tueday's overtime loss against the Bulls.
Insight: He went 13-of-27 from the field, 4-of-10 from deep, and 0-of-1 fromt he line. Thompson also had 10 boards, two assists, one steal, and four turnovers. He is a borderline top five option in standard leagues.
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah posted a big line Tuesday night.
Insight: Owners have been waiting for this, as Noah went 7-of-12 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line for 18 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two turnovers. Hopefully he is now fully healthy, and can continue to produce these type of numbers.
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons hit three 3-pointers and was 7-of-11 from the field as he led Dallas with 19 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Monta Ellis also had 19 points, but it wasn't nearly enough as Dallas lost to Memphis, 109-90. Parsons had three assists and two rebounds in addition to his 19 points. Parsons is averaging over 15 ppg.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded his 10th straight double-double on Tuesday.
Insight: Randolph had 22 points, going 10-of-15 from the field, and 10 rebounds. He also had two assists. Randolph is about the surest thing there is in daily fantasy basketball. Since returning from his injury, Randolph has been averaging 19.3 ppg and 13.4 rpg, but in season-long leagues, we still advise to sell high on Randolph.
Description: Wizards guard John Wall is starting versus the Lakers on Tuesday.
Insight: The Wizards took the "game-time decision" tag very literally as the team did not announce Wall would be playing until about tip off. There is virtually no time to put Wall back in the lineup if owners took the conversative approach. Hopefully, you left him in the lineup.
Description: Pistons center Andre Drummond blocked a career-high six shots on Tuesday.
Insight: Drummond added 12 points and 17 rebounds in what was a massive fantasy night. He did shoot just 6-of-17 from the field and 0-for-4 at the line, but fantasy owners will take the totals in the points, rebounds and blocks categories.
Description: Heat guard Mario Chalmers was very efficient on Tuesday night.
Insight: He went 6-of-9 from the field and 8-of-12 from the field for 21 points, eight assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, one block, and one turnover. Chalmers is ranked outside the top 100 in standard leagues.
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside posted an impressive double-double during Tuesday's loss against the Bucks.
Insight: He had 16 points and 16 boards, and shot 6-of-12 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. Whiteside's value is slightly limited, due to him not being a full-time starter, but he is still worth owning in all leagues.
Description: Pistons point guard D.J. Augustin just missed a double-double on Tuesday versus the Cavaliers.
Insight: Augustin followed up his 35-point line from Sunday with 19 points and nine assists on Tuesday. He started slow but hit three 3-pointers in the second half. He was 8-of-15 from the field overall with four rebounds and two steals. Pick Augustin up if he is still available.
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James scored 32 points in the, 103-95, victory over the Pistons on Tuesday.
Insight: That was good enough to lead Cleveland to its seventh straight victory. James was 11-of-24 from the field with seven assists, six rebounds and a steal. James was 10-of-11 from the free-throw line as well.
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade left Tuesday's game with a right hamstring strain according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Wade has been dealing with these hamstring problems for a long time now, so owners should not be surprised by the news. This is a big problem for the Heat, who do not have a true backup shooting guard. Wade had 12 points, four assists, two steals and a rebound before his departure.
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside is going to start on Tuesday versus the Bucks.
Insight: Whiteside had a massive game on Sunday where he had 14 points, 13 rebounds and a franchise record 12 blocks, so the Heat are riding the hot hand. He has another favorable matchup versus the Bucks on Tuesday.
Description: Pacers point guard George Hill will be on a minutes limit for the foreseeable future.
Insight: He will likely top out around 20 minutes per game, but even with that, Hill is still worth owning in all leagues. He will be the starting point guard, and will eventually get the restriction lifted.
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young sprained his right ankle in practice Monday and has been downgraded to out for Tuesday against Washington.
Insight: After posting 17 points Friday night, Young looked like he didn't want to be out there on Sunday going 0-for 2 with three turnovers in eight minutes. Wayne Ellington and Wes Johnson will see an increase in fantasy value.
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Milwaukee due to a sore left calf.
Insight: Deng missed the morning shootaround and will be a game-time decision at best. Too bad as he's played well in his last two games, including a 15-point, 10 rebound game versus Chicago on Sunday. Danny Granger would see more time if Deng is a no-go.
Description: Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings had his left Achilles surgery Monday and will miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: D.J Augustin is the best fantasy add option and he proved it with a 35-point, four-rebound, eight-assist Sunday night against Toronto. But if you didn't already pick him up it's probably too late.
Description: Clippers forward Matt Barnes suffered an abdominal strain in the fourth quarter of Monday's game against Denver.
Insight: Call him questionable for Wednesday until we hear more news. Barnes' fantasy value is limited (9.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.3 apg), but his absence would likely end up in the Clippers playing more three guard offense with Jamal Crawford seeing an increase in playing time and shot opportunities.
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner left the Monday night game for a time after re-injuring his thumb.
Insight: He played just 21 minutes, scoring nine points with three rebounds and four assists. X-rays were negative, but his Wednesday status is to be determined. He's been a solid fantasy option since become the Celtics starting point guard.
Description: Jazz guard Dante Exum played 25 minutes without scoring a point.
Insight: Exum likely disappointed fantasy owners after posting 15 and 13 points in his previous two games. But he's a rookie and inconsistency is what rookies do. Trey Burke was the leader of the Jazz backcourt Monday night.
Description: Clipper power forward Blake Griffin salvaged a bad shooting night after starting 1-of-8, to score 14 points with nine rebounds and 10 assists.
Insight: Griffin was 6-of-17 from the field. It's the third time this season he posted double-digit assists as he came very close to his first triple-double of the season. He's still a fantasy stud, though owners would like to see more rebounding. His 7.6 rebounds per game is the lowest of his career.
Description: Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng grabbed 18 rebounds in a loss Monday versus Oklahoma City.
Insight: The good news for fantasy owners is that Dieng continues to start even with Nikola Pekovic back with the starters as well. Dieng also had six points, two assists, three blocks, one steal, and two turnovers in 36 minutes of action. He is still worthy of a roster spot.
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph recorded a double-double with six assists on Monday night.
Insight: He had 24 points and 10 boards in a win over the Magic. Randolph went 8-of-13 from the floor and 8-of-8 from the line, and also had one steal, one block, and three turnovers to complete is productive evening.