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Luol Deng, F, MIA3/6/2015 7:03:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng is out for Friday's game versus the Wizards due to a thigh injury.
Insight: Dwyane Wade is also out with a hip injury. Henry Walker and Tyler Johnson will start, but Goran Dragic should see the biggest uptick in fantasy value.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA3/6/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade will not play on Friday versus the Wizards.
Insight: Without Luol Deng as well, the Heat are going to start Tyler Johnson. Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside should see a ton of opportunities.
Terrence Jones, F, HOU3/6/2015 6:49:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones along with guard Patrick Beverley will play on Friday versus the Pistons.
Insight: Jones has been playing very well since the All-Star break, so this is great news. He must be in all lineups Friday.
Terrence Ross, SG, TOR3/6/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Terrence Ross will start instead of James Johnson versus the Wizards on Friday.
Insight: This is certainly a strange move, maybe made because Kyle Lowry is returning Friday. Ross is not fantasy relevant and Johnson owners should not worry too much yet.
Nikola Vucevic, C, ORL3/6/2015 6:46:00 PM
Description: Magic center Nikola Vucevic will not play on Friday versus the Kings.
Insight: That means Orlando pretty much has no one to cover DeMarcus Cousins. Channing Frye will start with Andrew Nicholson backing him up.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR3/6/2015 5:51:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will return on Friday and not have a minutes limit.
Insight: Lowry has missed the last three games with a mild hand injury. He should go back into all lineups in standard leagues.
Taj Gibson, PF, CHI3/6/2015 5:47:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Taj Gibson is not traveling with the team on their current road trip and will not play against the Pacers on Friday according to ESPN Chicago.
Insight: Without Gibson, Nikola Mirotic will continue to see more minutes. Mirotic has scored at least 23 points in the last three games since Gibson went out with his ankle injury.
Evan Fournier, G, ORL3/6/2015 5:45:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier will not play on Friday versus the Kings.
Insight: This will Fournier's fourth straight game he will miss. Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo should see around 40 minutes with Aaron Gordon also receiving additional playing time.
Robert Covington, F, PHI3/6/2015 5:43:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington will play versus the Jazz.
Insight: Covington will not start but come off the bench Friday. There is no word on whether there will be a minutes restriction or not.
O.J. Mayo, G, MIL3/6/2015 3:20:00 PM
Description: Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (hamstring) is expected to miss Saturday's game against Washington.
Insight: Mayo missed two games last week, then played 27 minutes last Saturday and has missed the last three games. Mayo has the potential to hit big in the scoring and 3-point categories.
Gary Neal, G, MIN3/6/2015 2:14:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Gary Neal (hand) hurt himself in the morning shootaround and should be considered questionable for Friday night.
Insight: Neal is averaging 11.7 ppg in six games with Minnesota. Backups Zach LaVine and Chase Budinger should see more playing time behind starters Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL3/6/2015 2:11:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (knee) will not play Friday.
Insight: Young will have missed five straight games. He's averaging 13.4 ppg, but that's the only area he contributes to so his fantasy value is limited.
Luol Deng, F, MIA3/6/2015 12:11:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng is dealing wityh a thigh issue and missed the morning shootaround.
Insight: Deng should be considered questionable. While averaging 14.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.0 spg, we thought he would give up more after Chris Bosh was sidelined.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR3/6/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry made it through the morning shootaround and should be considered questionable for Friday night against Charlotte, according to beat reporter Josh Lewenberg.
Insight: Lowry has been dealing with multiple injuries (sore calf/hamstring/finger). Greivis Vazquez would continue to start if Lowry can't go.
Amare Stoudemire, F, DAL3/6/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Dallas forward Amare Stoudemire put up 12 points in just under 14 minutes Thursday night.
Insight: That's what STAT can do if given the chance. He has 14 and 12 points in his last two games.
Rajon Rondo, G, DAL3/6/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo filled up the box score Thursday night against Portland.
Insight: Rondo had 10 points, seven rebounds, nine assists and a steal, but he couldn't keep the Mavs in this one as they lost 94-75.
Nicolas Batum, F, PORHot3/6/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum put up another solid effort Friday night.
Insight: Batun finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. With Wes Matthews sidelined, Portland will likely look for Batum to pick up his offensive game.
Damian Lillard, PG, POR3/6/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, off a 1-of-13 effort on Wednesday, was better Thursday night against Dallas.
Insight: He still wasn't back to his normal self, but he did go 4-of-10 for 14 points, six rebounds and five assists. With Wes Matthews out for the season, the Trail Blazers will need Lillard to start scoring again.
Devin Harris, G, DAL3/6/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Mavs point guard Devin Harris hurt his right hand and while x-rays were negative he's doubtful for Friday against Golden State.
Insight: J.J. Barea and even Raymond Felton could see more playing time though none have much fantasy value behind Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis.
Kemba Walker, G, CHA3/6/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Hornets point guard Kemba Walker (surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee) hopes to return Wednesday against Sacramento.
Insight: Walker was averaging 18.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.4 spg in 42 games before the knee injury. It appears that he will play alongside Mo Williams leaving Gerald Henderson owners out in the cold as he's obviously headed to a reserve role.
Mo Williams, PG, CHAHot3/6/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams will stay in the starting lineup even after Kemba Walker returns, coach Steve Clifford told the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: That's huge news for Williams owners who have enjoyed great statistics since his move to the Hornets. He's averaged 21.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 8.9 apg in his last seven games.
Arron Afflalo, G, POR3/6/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Guard Arron Afflalo should see a significant increase to his fantasy value after Thursday's night's season-ending injury to Wes Matthews.
Insight: Afflalo had only been averaging 8.7 ppg while playing around 27 minutes, but those numbers should both increase for the remainder of the season. Afflalo averaged 14.5 ppg with Denver this season and that number should be reachable.
Wesley Matthews, G, POR3/6/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Portland shooting guard Wesley Matthews suffered a torn left Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: Matthews (16.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.3 apg) was a great source of three-pointers having made 173 in just 59 games. Arron Afflalo should get most of his playing time.
E'Twaun Moore, G, CHI3/5/2015 11:09:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard E'Twaun Moore hit the game-winning 3-pointer versus the Thunder in the, 108-105, victory on Thursday.
Insight: The Bulls drew up a double pick-and-roll play on an inbound pass with under five seconds to go. With Chicago down, 105-104, the inbound pass went to Gasol, who found Moore open from downtown. On the ensuing Thunder possession, Russell Westbrook caught the inbound pass out of bounds to end the game. Moore finished 9-of-10 from the field with 19 points off the bench. Moore has proven effective in the past when he's had to fill in for Nelson for extended stretches, but the team went with a starting backcourt of Victor Oladipo and Arron Afflalo Sunday and didn't play Moore much.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI3/5/2015 11:05:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol recorded a double-double versus the Thunder on Thursday.
Insight: Gasol scored 21 points with 12 rebounds and two assists. He should be counted on a lot more now that Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson are all sidelined with injuries.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKC3/5/2015 11:04:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook snapped his triple-double streak but still had an extremely productive fantasy night versus the Bulls.
Insight: Westbrook scored 43 points, going 14-of-32 from the field on Thursday. He hit three 3-pointers and also was 12-of-15 at the line. Westbrook had eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals too.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI3/5/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic has been the biggest beneficiary of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler missing time.
Insight: Mirotic scored 26 points in the victory over the Thunder. He has scored at least 23 points and grabbed at least eight rebounds in the last three games. If owners need scoring and rebounding, go pickup Mirotic right now.
Steven Adams, C, OKC3/5/2015 7:16:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams will sit again on Thursday versus the Bulls.
Insight: Coach Scott Brooks hinted that Adams could return on Sunday versus the Raptors. As we've said before, it is unclear if Adams or Enes Kanter will start once Adams is healthy.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC3/5/2015 6:17:00 PM
Description: Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant's foot has improved, but he still will not play on Thursday versus the Bulls.
Insight: Durant went through some shooting drills Thursday morning and looked good. He, however, still has no return date. Until then, the masked assassin, Russell Westbrook, should continue to dominate the NBA.
Paul George, SF, IND3/5/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Pacers forward Paul George did not give NBA.com a date for his return when asked about it on Thursday.
Insight: "I said I was hopeful after two weeks of working out that I'd be in game-playing shape, but there's still no deadline." The good news is George hasn't felt any pain while practicing. We will continue to track George's progress. In deeper leagues, he is a must-stash player.
Isaiah Thomas, G, BOS3/5/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas could see increased value with starter Avery Bradley sidelined for at least the next game.
Insight: Thomas is averaging 20.1 ppg since coming to Boston seven games ago. His numbers could go up as he should get 30 minutes or more.
Avery Bradley, SG, BOS3/5/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley has a strained left elbow and will miss Friday's game at the very least.
Insight: Bradley's absence should help Evan Turner and Isaiah Thomas's fantasy value. Bradley is averaging 13.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.6 apg this season.
Kris Humphries, F, WAS3/5/2015 2:21:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Kris Humphries will not play on Thursday versus the Heat due to a groin issue.
Insight: Humphries will be missing his third straight game. Nene and Marcin Gortat will see an uptick in value with Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin now filling in behind them.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW3/5/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Warriors guard Stephen Curry scored just 19 points on 6-of-16 shooting against Milwaukee Wednesday night.
Insight: Even on a dull shooting night, Curry helped his team and fantasy owners with 11 assists, two steals and two blocks.
Draymond Green, F, GSW3/5/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Golden State forward Draymond Green was all over the play Wednesday night with a team-high 23 points, 12 rebounds, five assists three steals and three blocks.
Insight: Very nice production from one of this season's biggest surprises. He finished third on the team in shots (14) Wednesday night not far behind the two star guards who put up 16 attempts each.
Chris Paul, G, LACHot3/5/2015 9:30:00 AM
Description: Despite some foul trouble Clippers guard Chris Paul had a stellar game.
Insight: Paul finished with 36 points, six rebounds, 12 assists and a steal. His five turnovers was out of character for the star point guard. He's been playing at a high level since Blake Griffin went down to injury.
J.J. Redick, G, LAC3/5/2015 9:28:00 AM
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick took 27 shots in this one, many key ones in the fourth quarter.
Insight: Redick finished with 26 points, including 4-of-12 from beyond the arc. Unfortunately, he doesn't contribute much outside of his points total.
DeAndre Jordan, C, LAC3/5/2015 9:25:00 AM
Description: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan continued to be a master of the glass with 19 rebounds against Portland.
Insight: Jordan's problem is making foul shots. After hitting his first two he missed the next eight and found himself on the bench late in the game as Portland used the "hack-a-Shaq" strategy.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, POR3/5/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge didn't shoot very well, but when you take 30 shots you are going to put up numbers.
Insight: Aldridge hit just 12 of the 30 shots for 29 points and nine rebounds. Considering he has two bad thumbs, its a miracle he plays at this high a level.
Nicolas Batum, F, PORHot3/5/2015 9:19:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum was the star of overtime, dishing assists and scoring as Portland outlasted the Clippers 98-93.
Insight: Batun finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and a steal against just one turnover. He's a box score filler.
Damian Lillard, PG, POR3/5/2015 9:13:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard missed his first 12 shots, but helped his team and fantasy owners in other ways.
Insight: Lillard shot 1-of-13 from the field, but hauled down 18 rebounds and dished out four assists. with his five points. He lost his patience near the end taking a few wild shots, but we like that he helped his team to the overtime victory on a horrible shooting night.
Dion Waiters, SG, CLE3/4/2015 11:09:00 PM
Description: Thunder shooting guard Dion Waiters had a double-double off the bench as Oklahoma City beat Philadelphia, 123-118, on Wednesday.
Insight: Besides Russell Westbrook, who scored 49 points, the Thunder starting five was pathetic, scoring just 12 points. Waiters scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds with three assists. Kevin Durant cannot return soon enough.
Isaiah Canaan, G, PHI3/4/2015 11:06:00 PM
Description: 76ers new point guard Isaiah Canaan hit eight 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 31 points.
Insight: Canaan also had seven rebounds, six assists and a steal. Too bad he couldn't guard Russell Westbook, who went off for 49 points. Philadelphia lost in overtime, 123-118.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKC3/4/2015 11:04:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had an jaw-dropping statistical game versus the 76ers on Wednesday.
Insight: Westbrook looked like a superhero with the way he played and the mask he was wearing to protect his face. He was 16-for-33 from the field, made one 3-pointer and was 16-of-20 from the line. Westbrook is the first player since Michael Jordan to record four straight triple-doubles.
Tony Parker, G, SAN3/4/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Spurs point guard Tony Parker may be finally finding his groove.
Insight: Parker is having a disappointing season, mostly due to his lingering injuries and age. He is averaging just 13.8 ppg and 4.8 apg this season, but he has scored 19 points in two of the last three games. Of course in the game between the 19-point affairs, Parker had just six points.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC3/4/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins registered a season-low three rebounds versus the Spurs on Wednesday.
Insight: He only played 22 minutes but that is still a very low total for Cousins. He had 14 points, shooting 41.7 percent from the field with three steals and two blocks.
Kawhi Leonard, F, SAN3/4/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard was 9-for-11 from the field as he led the Spurs with 21 points on Wednesday.
Insight: Leonard hit two 3-pointers as well with five rebounds, three steals, a block and an assist. He is averaging 16.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.8 spg, 2.2 apg and 1.4 bpg in the last five games.
Goran Dragic, G, MIA3/4/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Goran Dragic took just 10 shots but had 21 points in the victory over the Lakers on Wednesday.
Insight: Dragic was 6-of-10 from the field and 8-for-8 at the line. He also had six assists, four rebounds, three steals and a block. Dragic has scored more than 20 points in four of the seven games he has played with the Heat.
Ed Davis, F, LAL3/4/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Lakers forward Ed Davis had a double-double off the bench on Wednesday.
Insight: Davis shot 70 percent from the field on his way to 14 points and 12 rebounds. He also had three steals and a block. Davis is only valuable in deeper leagues, averaging 8.2 ppg and 7.4 rpg this season.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA3/4/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade had 25 points, six assists and five rebounds in the, 100-94, victory over the Lakers on Wednesday.
Insight: Wade was 7-of-17 from the field and hit 11-for-12 from the line. He also had two steals and a block. Wade is averaging 20.6 ppg, 5.3 apg and 3.7 rpg this season.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP3/4/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had 21 points with nine assists in the, 88-85, victory over the Pistons on Wednesday.
Insight: Evans was 8-of-20 from the field. He also had four rebounds and a steal. Evans is averaging 18.8 ppg and 9.0 apg in the last five games.
Reggie Jackson, G, DET3/4/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Pistons guard Reggie Jackson had a double-double in the loss versus the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Insight: Jackson scored 14 points with 11 assists, five rebounds and two steals. He should continue to accumulate stats on the Pistons.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/4/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis did not ease his way back into the lineup, playing 42 minutes on Wednesday and scoring a team-high 39 points.
Insight: Davis was 17-for-30 from the field with 13 rebounds. He also had eight blocks, three steals and two assists. Davis has cooled off and been hurt lately, but he has the potential for these types of games every single night.
Danilo Gallinari, F, DEN3/4/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari had 16 points in the, 100-85, victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
Insight: Gallinari was 5-of-10 from the field, including 3-for-6 from the 3-point line. He also had five rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Andrew Wiggins, G, MIN3/4/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins had 20 points, shooting 50 percent from the field on Wednesday.
Insight: Wiggins also had five rebounds, an assist and block. Wiggins has been scoring a lot lately, averaging 19.2 ppg in his last five games.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN3/4/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds in the, 100-85, victory over the Timberwolves.
Insight: Faried has 16 double-doubles this season, but overall he has been disappointing. He is averaging 11.2 ppg and 8.6 rpg this season.
Kevin Love, F, CLE3/4/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love recorded a double-double during Wednesday's victory over the Raptors.
Insight: Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds with an assist and steal. He shot 60 percent from the field, including 4-for-7 from downtown. Love is averaging 16.9 ppg and 10.2 rpg this season.
Jonas Valanciunas, C, TOR3/4/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas recorded a big double-double versus the Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Insight: Valanciunas had 26 points and 11 rebounds. He shot 12-for-17 from the field and also had two blocks and an assist. Valanciunas is averaging 11.9 ppg and 8.7 rpg this season.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM3/4/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph had 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the, 102-100, victory over the Rockets on Wednesday.
Insight: Randolph has cooled off since his hot January as he averaged just 14.4 ppg in February. He has averaged 10.5 ppg in the last two games. It is more likely Randolph stays at his current pace as opposed to returning to his January numbers.
James Harden, G, HOU3/4/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden was alright in his return to the court on Wednesday due to his suspension.
Insight: Harden was 7-of-16 from the field, including 2-for-7 from the 3-point line. Unforunately, Harden didn't get to the free-throw line as much as normal, shooting just two foul shots. Harden did have 13 assists, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal as well.
Marc Gasol, C, MEM3/4/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: On a broken play, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol hit the game-winning shot with 0.1 seconds left as Memphis beat Houston, 102-100.
Insight: Gasol led the Grizzlies with 21 points, shooting 10-of-14 from the field. On the last offensive possession, the inbound pass was thrown to no one, where Gasol grabbed it, dribbled twice and then hit the mid-range jumper. Gasol also had seven rebounds, six assists and a block in the game.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/4/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James had a double-double with 29 points and 14 assists versus the Raptors on Wednesday.
Insight: James was 9-of-16 from the field, including 3-for-6 from the 3-point line. He also had six rebounds. James has been playing great, averaging 33.8 ppg, 7.0 apg, 7.0 rpg, 2.3 spg, and 1.3 bpg in his last four games.
Isaiah Thomas, G, BOS3/4/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas came off the bench and scored a team-high 21 points in Boston's, 85-84, victory over the Jazz on Wednesday.
Insight: Thomas shot 50 percent from the field, hitting two 3-pointers and 7-of-8 from the line. He also had seven assists, three rebounds and a steal. Thomas is averaging 20.1 ppg since joining the Celtics.
Derrick Favors, F/C, UTA3/4/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Jazz power forward Derrick Favors shot 70 percent from the field as he had a team-high 16 points in the one-point loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.
Insight: Trey Burke also had 16 points off the bench. Favors also contributed five rebounds, two assists and a block. Favors has been good lately, averaging 18.4 ppg and 8.4 rpg in the last five games.
Tyler Zeller, C, BOS3/4/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Celtics center Tyler Zeller hit a layup as time expired to lift the Celtics to a, 85-84, victory over the Jazz on Wednesday.
Insight: Zeller took just eight shots and finished with eight points, but he hit the game-winner. Zeller also had 11 rebounds, two blocks, an assist and steal. He is averaging 9.8 ppg while shooting 54.7 percent from the field.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/4/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson was tied for the team-high 19 points versus the Nets on Wednesday.
Insight: Jefferson shot 50 percent from the field and grabbed six rebounds with three steals and an assist. Jefferson is averaging 17.2 ppg and 8.9 rpg this season.
Deron Williams, G, BRK3/4/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Nets point guard Deron Williams led the team with 12 points in what was an awful night for Brooklyn.
Insight: At one point in the first quarter, the Nets trailed the Hornets, 24-6. They lost, 115-91. Williams was 3-of-9 from the field with one 3-pointer. He also had six assists and a rebound.
Marvin Williams, F, CHA3/4/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Marvin Williams had 18 points and seven rebounds in the, 115-91, victory over the Nets on Wednesday.
Insight: Williams was 5-of-8 from the field, including 4-for-5 at the 3-point line. He also had an assist and a block. Williams isn't fantasy relevant in standard leagues, however, averaging just 6.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 1.2 apg.
Markieff Morris, F, PHO3/4/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Suns power forward Markieff Morris had 23 points and six rebounds in the, 105-100, victory over the Magic on Wednesday.
Insight: Morris was 11-for-17 from the field. He also had two assists in 35 minutes of action.
Victor Oladipo, G, ORL3/4/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo shot an incredible 25 shots, making 15 of them and scoring a season-high 38 points.
Insight: Oladipo hit 4-of-8 from the 3-point line as well. He had four rebounds, three assists and three steals, but also turned it over seven times. Oladipo is playing really well right now, averaging 21.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 4.2 apg in his last five games.
Brandon Knight, G, PHO3/4/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Suns guard Brandon Knight hit four 3-pointers on his way to 28 points versus the Magic on Wednesday.
Insight: Knight also had seven assists in Phoenix's, 105-100, victory. Knight was 7-of-15 from the field and made 10-of-12 free throws. He also had three steals and a rebound.
C.J. Miles, G, IND3/4/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles scored 16 points versus the Knicks on Wednesday.
Insight: Indiana doesn't have any standout players, so it is very hard to predict which players will have great fantasy nights. Miles scored 21 points versus the Thunder last Tuesday, 13 against the Cavaliers on Friday but then just seven versus the 76ers before 16 on Wednesday. Miles is averaging 12.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 1.1 apg this season.
Andrea Bargnani, F, NYK3/4/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani was 10-for-17 from the field as he tied a season-high with 25 points versus the Pacers on Wednesday.
Insight: Unfortunately, the Knicks still lost by 23. Bargnani had four assists, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal as well.
George Hill, G, IND3/4/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Pacers point guard George Hill led Indiana with 21 points and six assists as the Pacers crushed the Knicks, 105-82.
Insight: Hill was 8-of-13 from the field, including 3-for-5 from downtown. He also had three rebounds and a steal. Hill has done more scoring lately, averaging 15.6 ppg in the last five games.
Robert Covington, F, PHI3/4/2015 7:27:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Robert Covington is out on Wednesday versus the Thunder with an elbow injury.
Insight: Covington should return this weekend, but with the 76ers track record of sitting players, it would be all that surprising if he sits again. JaKarr Sampson will start until Covington returns to the court.
Steven Adams, C, OKC3/4/2015 7:26:00 PM
Description: Thunder center Steven Adams will miss at least one more game as he will miss Wednesday's game versus the 76ers.
Insight: That means Enes Kanter will start one more time. It is still unclear who will start once Adams returns, but for now, Kanter is the guy fantasy owners want.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKC3/4/2015 7:24:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will not have a minutes limit on Wednesday versus the 76ers.
Insight: Westbrook will wear a mask to protect his face. Westbrook might not have a more favorable matchup the rest of the season as he goes up versus guards Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan. Westbrook should be started in all leagues.
Kyle Lowry, G, TOR3/4/2015 7:23:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard Kyle Lowry will miss Wednesday's game versus the Cavaliers.
Insight: Toronto is calling it "rest" but Lowry has a hand injury. Lowry should be considered questionable for Friday's game versus the Hornets. Greivis Vazquez will start for the third straight game.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP3/4/2015 7:05:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Anthony Davis will play versus the Pistons on Wednesday and will not have a minutes restirction according to Fox Sports.
Insight: Davis aggravated his shoulder and missed five games. He may be a bit rusty, but Davis has to be in every fantasy lineup.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL3/4/2015 5:45:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris is questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Suns.
Insight: Harris just can't get over this knee injury. He was limited in practice on Tuesday and is a game-time decision. If he doesn't play, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic and Victor Oladipo will see more opportunities.
Roy Hibbert, C, IND3/4/2015 5:43:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert will rest on Wednesday versus the Knicks.
Insight: Hibbert played well on Sunday, but overall, he has struggled since the All-Star break. Perhaps the additional rest will help. Ian Mahinmi will start in Hibbert's place.
Evan Fournier, G, ORL3/4/2015 5:42:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Evan Fournier will not play versus the Suns on Wednesday.
Insight: Fournier is missing his third straight game, and he is listed as day-to-day. The good news is Aaron Gordon is back and should play some. Neither Fournier nor Gordon, however, is worth owning in standard leagues.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM3/4/2015 3:07:00 PM
Description: Memphis power forward Zach Randolph (illness) is probable for Wednesday's contest against Houston.
Insight: He missed Tuesday's game, but looks ready to roll on Wednesday. Randolph needs to be active everywhere, even if he is not 100 percent.
Russell Westbrook, G, OKC3/4/2015 12:35:00 PM
Description: Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (face) will play Wednesday against the 76ers.
Insight: Westbrook missed just one game after undergoing facial surgery. He should not be limited whatsoever.
Aaron Brooks, G, CHI3/3/2015 11:19:00 PM
Description: Bulls guard Aaron Brooks did what owners had hoped for when Derrick Rose went down, during Tuesday's victory over the Wizards.
Insight: He played 35 minutes, and posted 22 points, eight dimes, two 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers. Brooks will continue to start at point guard, and has nice potential for the rest of the 2014-15 campaign.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI3/3/2015 11:18:00 PM
Description: Bulls power forward Pau Gasol recorded his league leading 39th double-double on Tuesday night.
Insight: He finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, with one steal, two blocks, and three turnovers, while shooting 8-of-11 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. Gasol simply continues to impress in a bounceback season.
John Wall, G, WAS3/3/2015 11:17:00 PM
Description: Wizards point guard John Wall recorded a double-double during Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: Wall had 21 points and 11 dimes, along with four rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals, two blocks, but also six turnovers. He is ranked outside the top 30 in standard leagues, after coming into the season as a top-10 option.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA3/3/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Utah small forward Gordon Hayward scored a team-high 21 points during Tuesday's win against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Hayward went 9-of-19 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line. He also managed eight boards, six assists, three steals, and two turnovers. Derrick Favors also put in 21 points.
Courtney Lee, SG, MEM3/3/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Memphis guard Courtney Lee took advantage of an extended run on Tuesday night.
Insight: With Tony Allen suspended, Lee played 38 minutes and scored a team-high 18 points. He also recorded five rebounds, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal, and two turnovers. Lee is a top-90 option.
Rudy Gobert, C, UTA3/3/2015 11:14:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Rudy Gobert continued to benefit from Enes Kanter being traded.
Insight: Gobert is now firmly locked in as the team's starting center, and showed off, grabbing 24 rebounds on Tuesday night. He also added 15 points, one assist, two turnovers, while shooting 6-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line.
Jeff Teague, PG, ATL3/3/2015 11:13:00 PM
Description: Hawks point guard Jeff Teague scored a team-high 25 points on Tuesday night.
Insight: He helped defeat Houston by going 7-of-12 from the floor, 9-of-11 from the line, and 2-of-4 from downtown. Teague also had six assists, one rebound, one steal, and five turnovers, and is a borderline top-15 option in standard leagues.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL3/3/2015 11:12:00 PM
Description: Hawks forward Paul Millsap went for 16 points and 14 rebounds during Tuesday's victory against the Rockets.
Insight: He also had four dimes, two steals, one block, and two turnovers, while shooting 6-of-16 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line. Millsap is a top-20 player in standard leagues.
Terrence Jones, F, HOU3/3/2015 11:11:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Terrence Jones continued his strong play since returning from injury.
Insight: Jones missed over 40 games with a leg injury, but was a top-25 option before the injury. He went 8-of-11 for 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three blocks, and one turnover during Tuesday's loss to Hawks, and simply needs to active everywhere.
Alexey Shved, G, NYK3/3/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: No starter on the Knicks scored in double-figures, with guard Alexey Shved scoring a team-high 15 points during Tuesday's embarrassing loss to the Kings.
Insight: Shved clearly is not a relevant fantasy option, but he had the only noteworthy line on the team during Tuesday's loss. He also managed seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, and three turnovers.
Rudy Gay, F, SAC3/3/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Kings small forward Rudy Gay had a productive outing on Tuesday night.
Insight: He shot 9-of-15 from the field, 4-of-5 from the line, and 3-of-4 from downtown in a win over the Knicks. Gay totaled 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and two turnovers.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC3/3/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins went 11-of-11 at the line during Tuesday's blowout win against the Knicks.
Insight: He also went 5-of-10 from the field, and finished with 22 points, 10 boards, three assists, one 3-pointer, two steals, two blocks, and three embarrassing turnovers. Cousins had missed the two previous games with an ankle injury, but looked healthy on Tuesday.
Al Jefferson, C, CHA3/3/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Hornets center Al Jefferson posted a double-double during Tuesday's victory against the Lakers.
Insight: He finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds, along with one assist, three steals, one block, and zero turnovers. Jefferson is a top-50 option in standard leagues..
Mo Williams, PG, CHAHot3/3/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Hornets guard Mo Williams was impressive yet again on Tuesday night.
Insight: He has arguably been the best trade deadline pickup. Williams recorded 20 points, 13 assists, three boards, two 3-pointers, one steal, and four turnovers. If for some reason Williams is on the wire, pick him up now.
Jeremy Lin, G, LAL3/3/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard Jeremy Lin played very well off the bench during Tuesday's loss to the Hornets.
Insight: He shot 9-of-16 from the floor, 2-of-2 from the line, and 3-of-4 from deep. Lin also chipped in eight assists, six rebounds, two steals, one block, and three turnovers. Despite the solid outing, Lin is too inconsistent to be consider for a roster spot.
LeBron James, F, CLE3/3/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James put in a team-high 27 points during Tuesday's blowout victory over Boston.
Insight: James also recorded five dimes, three boards, three steals, one block, and one turnover. He is playing his best basketball of the season, and is firmly in the MVP discussion.