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Nene says he 'definitely' won't play Saturday 11-28-2015
Nene Hilario C WAS
Nene (left calf) said that he will "definitely" will sit out Saturday's game against the Raptors.

Washington Post
He added that it would be "impossible" for him to play after suffering a left calf injury during Friday's loss to Boston, and it'll likely be Jared Dudley (who logged 30 minutes on Friday) picking up the most minutes with Nene on the shelf. Dudley had himself a nice game on Friday with 19 points, five boards, two swats and three treys, so he's worth considering as a punt play in DFS on Saturday.
Chris Paul scores 17 points in a win 11-28-2015
Chris Paul G LAC
Chris Paul was in control on Friday during a 111-90 win over the Pelicans, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes. A lot of people probably aren't happy with CP3 because he tried to get a foul off Anthony Davis (knee) in transition and it short of put Davis' knee in an awkward spot. That aside, Paul has 26 assists in his last three games to go with just two turnovers. He looks like he's back and over his groin injury.
T.J. Warren scores career-high 28 points 11-28-2015
T.J. Warren F PHO
T.J. Warren erupted for a career-high 28 points on 12-of-16 shooting during Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors, adding six boards, two assists, two steals, two treys and two turnovers through 35 minutes of action. Warren's been en fuego over his past three outings, with averages of 20.7 points on an unsustainable 61.4 percent shooting from the field, but the problem is he's not bringing much else to the stat sheet (3.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.7 triples, 0.7 steals). He's worth an add in deep leagues for those looking to ride the hot streak, but just know his limitations and that he's not going to be shooting 61.4 percent from the field for an entire season. He does, however, make for an intriguing addition in points formats.
Austin Rivers gets his revenge 11-28-2015
Austin Rivers G LAC
Austin Rivers scored 17 points off the bench against the Pelicans on Friday with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes. Revenge game? THE REVENGE GAME?!! Rivers was basically jettisoned by the Pelicans at the 2015 trade deadline last year, so this was probably the main landmark on Narrative Street of the season. We'll need to see him do it again when he's not going against a team that essentially cut him.
Jamal Crawford struggles on Friday 11-28-2015
Jamal Crawford G LAC
Jamal Crawford made 2-of-8 from the field for nine points with three rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes on Friday. He's clearly fallen off after a really nice run while the Clippers were thin in their backcourt earlier this month. If you picked him up within the past two weeks, it's probably time to send him back to the wire for his low multiple-category upside.
Lance Stephenson scores 10 points 11-28-2015
Lance Stephenson G LAC
Lance Stephenson scored 10 points against the Pelicans on Friday, adding five rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes. It was his best game as a Clipper. Stephenson hasn't exactly been fundamentally sound in the past couple seasons, so hopefully this is a start of good things on the way. Of course, there's almost no way you can pick him up in almost any league until he strings together 3-5 decent games.
Markieff Morris plays just 17 mins in blowout 11-28-2015
Markieff Morris F PHO
Markieff Morris played just 17 minutes during Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors, tallying 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with three boards, one assist, two 3-pointers, one steal and four turnovers. It's been an up-and-down season for Kieff, and while he's currently earning a career-high usage rate of 26.1, that just hasn't been translating to the stat sheet like it should. While tonight's dud can largely be attributed to the stellar defense of Draymond Green, Morris is still only putting up late-round value on the year behind averages of 13.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 40.5 percent shooting. Morris might not want to play in Phoenix, but it's tough to see him getting this much opportunity in another city.
J.J. Redick scores 20 points 11-28-2015
J.J. Redick G LAC
J.J. Redick scored 20 points during a win over the Pelicans on Friday with one rebound, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.

Ben Bolch on Twitter
He's been dealing with a back issue for much of his career and said he's had a degenerative disc issue in his back since he was 12 or 13. Redick is starting to click as a 3-point shooter and got himself to 2.0 treys per game on the year now. Even with the back concerns, he's worth owning in standard leagues.
Dante Cunningham scores two points 11-28-2015
Dante Cunningham F NO
Dante Cunningham played 20 minutes during a 111-90 loss to the Clippers on Friday with five rebounds, one assist and two steals. He's likely looking at more minutes at power forward with Anthony Davis (knee) getting hurt tonight. Davis shouldn't be out for long with no structural damage, so Cunningham is only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. He has a low usage rate anyway.
Eric Gordon scores 16 points 11-28-2015
Eric Gordon G NO
Eric Gordon scored 16 points against the Clippers on Friday with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer. He looked spry out there and even threw down a jam tonight. Gordon has seen his efficiency take a nosedive and is now down to just 40.9 percent from the field on the season. Still, he has averages of 18.6 points, 2.6 boards, 3.1 dimes, 1.1 steals and 2.8 treys. He's still a top-50 player on the year.
Tyson Chandler suffers hamstring injury Fri 11-28-2015
Tyson Chandler C PHO
Tyson Chandler left Friday's game against the Warriors at the four-minute mark after suffering a hamstring injury, and did not return. This game was pretty much over after the first-quarter, so Chandler had no reason to fight through the injury. Jon Leuer started the second-half with Chandler sidelined, but he went scoreless through his 11 minutes of action to go with just five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two turnovers. Alex Len wasn't much better, recording just two points, four boards and a steal in his nine minutes of playing time. Because hamstring injuries can be tricky, we're going to consider Chandler questionable for Sunday's game against the Raptors, and if he can't go, Len, Leuer and Mirza Teletovic will benefit.
Jrue Holiday likely going to be out Saturday 11-28-2015
Jrue Holiday G NO
Jrue Holiday is expected to sit out on Saturday against the Jazz. He had a bad run on Friday against the Clippers, scoring seven points with two rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in just 13 minutes. Hopefully, there was no aggravation here, but his owners shouldn't be expecting Holiday to play on Saturday anyway. Ish Smith time.
Ish Smith scores 15 points with 10 dimes 11-28-2015
Ishmael Smith G NO
Ish Smith stayed hot on Friday with 15 points, four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals and one turnover in Friday against the Clippers. The Pelicans have a back-to-back set coming up on Saturday, so expect Smith to get a start against the Jazz. It's a sub-par matchup, but Smith is just too good to bench. In his last five, he averaged 17.4 points, 5.0 boards, 9.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.6 treys. Even though his outlook isn't quite as rosy, he's a must-own player until further notice.
Alonzo Gee gets 33 minutes 11-28-2015
Alonzo Gee G NO
Alonzo Gee scored two points with six rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 33 minutes on Friday. Even with all this playing time, Gee is likely going to see his minutes come down once Tyreke Evans (knee) returns. That should happen within the next 1-3 games.
Zach LaVine has another nice start at PG 11-28-2015
Zach LaVine G MIN
Zach LaVine scored 19 points during a 101-91 win over the Kings on Friday, adding eight rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes. He did have a favorable matchup, but LaVine has been very effective in his starts this year. In his five starts, he's averaged 20.6 points, 4.8 boards, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys in 29.8 minutes per game. He has to be owned in all leagues right now.
Eric Bledsoe scores 21 points w/ three steals 11-28-2015
Eric Bledsoe G PHO
Eric Bledsoe had an efficient shooting performance against the Warriors on Friday, scoring 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go with seven assists, three steals, three 3-pointers and four turnovers in 34 minutes. The knee was not an issue at all for Bledsoe tonight, so owners can now lay any concerns about his surgically-repaired right knee to rest. Bledsoe is just 25 years old, and out of the six years he's been in the league, only two seasons have been cut short by injury, so we can probably get rid of the "injury-prone" label for Eric. He's a top-15 play in 9-cat leagues, and when turnovers aren't an issue (8-cat) his value jumps to No. 8 overall. Enjoy the ride.
Kevin Martin has another awful game 11-28-2015
Kevin Martin G MIN
Kevin Martin made 1-of-6 from the field for three points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes on Friday. He hasn't really played well based on the stat sheet, but the Wolves starting unit has been solid. In his last five, Martin averaged just 9.0 points, 3.4 boards, 0.4 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.8 treys in just 25.4 minutes. He's only made just 30.2 percent from the field and just 34 percent on the year, so he's not a must-own player.
Gorgui Dieng gets minutes again 11-28-2015
Gorgui Dieng C MIN
Gorgui Dieng played 27 minutes against the Kings on Friday with eight points, eight boards, two assists and two steals. Even though his minutes have really spiked in his last three games, he hasn't played a second next to Karl-Anthony Towns in that span. In his last three, Dieng averaged 10.0 points, 7.7 boards, 1.7 blocks and 27.3 minutes. If you think the Towns' benching is going to continue, give him a look in any league. That seems unlikely, though.
Brandon Knight scores 21 points w/ five dimes 11-28-2015
Brandon Knight G PHO
Brandon Knight scored 21 points on 9-of-19 shooting during Friday's loss to the Warriors, adding five assists, one 3-pointer, one board, one steal and zero turnovers in 35 minutes. Knight has been excellent this season with averages of 21.9 points, 4.3 boards, 5.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.6 three-pointers per game on 44.6 percent shooting from the field and 81.8 percent from the charity stripe, which is good enough for top-25 value in standard 8-cat and 9-cat leagues. Playing next Eric Bledsoe has not been an issue at all, so owners that gambled on him on draft day have to be feeling pretty good about themselves right now.
Shabazz Muhammad has great game 11-28-2015
Shabazz Muhammad G MIN
Shabazz Muhammad scored 15 points with one rebound and three 3-pointers in 16 minutes against the Kings on Friday. Both teams went small, which opened up some run for Muhammad at the four. Despite the talk of him getting more run, he's still played just 16 minutes in each game during his last three. He was a high usage rate player last year, so just keep an eye on him in most leagues. He's also better for points formats. We'll let you know if the minutes trend up.
Karl-Anthony Towns gets benched late again 11-28-2015
Karl-Anthony Towns C MIN
Karl-Anthony Towns played just 21 minutes on Friday with seven points, eight rebounds, two blocks, one 3-pointer and no fouls. He played a whopping 17 minutes with the starters, so beginning each half was basically it once he came out. He hasn't been fouling and for some reason coach Sam Mitchell hasn't been playing his prized rookie down the stretch. He's way too good for his owners to be concerned.
Kosta Koufos has another dub-dub 11-28-2015
Kosta Koufos F SAC
Kosta Koufos double-doubled against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points, 13 rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes. He's created plenty of separation from Willie Cauley-Stein and Koufos could hold some value while DeMarcus Cousins (back) is healthy too. If you need a center, give him a look. Trill had six points and three rebounds in 25 minutes.
Leandro Barbosa scores season-high 21 points 11-28-2015
Leandro Barbosa G GS
Leandro Barbosa produced his first 20+ point performance while wearing a Warriors uniform on Friday, scoring 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting to go with five triples, three boards, two assists, one block and three turnovers in 23 minutes. This was the first time since January 13 of 2014 that Barbosa has scored at least 20 points in a game, and his 5-of-5 shooting performance from beyond the arc amounted to a ridiculous effective field goal percentage of 116.7. As a team, the Dubs connected on 22 three-point attempts, which set a franchise record and fell just one shy of tying the NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a single game. Barbosa won't be this good on most nights, but with Harrison Barnes leaving this game with an ankle injury, The Brazilian Blur could be seeing an uptick in minutes for Saturday's game against Sacramento.
Rajon Rondo hands out 16 assists in loss 11-28-2015
Rajon Rondo G SAC
Rajon Rondo handed out 16 assists during a 101-91 loss to the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds, 16 points and one 3-pointer. He is dropping dimes like a clumsy toll-booth attendant these days and not having DeMarcus Cousins (back) around has given him more responsibilities on offense. He has second-round value in the past 10 games, which is almost hard to believe.
Rudy Gay makes just 1-of-13 from field 11-28-2015
Rudy Gay F SAC
Rudy Gay made just 1-of-13 from the field for two points against the Wolves on Friday, adding four rebounds and one turnover. The Kings were lucky to lose by 10 with Rudy having his worst game of the season. This comes off his best game with a 36-point effort on Wednesday, so the law of averages had its say today. Expect him to be somewhere in the middle on Saturday against the Warriors.
Acy starts the second half 11-28-2015
Quincy Acy F SAC
Quincy Acy started the second half on Friday and finished with one point, one board and three fouls in nine minutes. Cool. Acy will not be logging much time and shouldn't be owned anywhere.
Draymond Green triple-doubles in easy win 11-28-2015
Draymond Green F GS
Draymond Green posted his third career triple-double on Friday with 14 points (4-of-4 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), 10 boards, 10 assists, two 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 33 minutes. Green became just the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double on four or less shot attempts, and this was Green's second triple-double of the season. He's currently producing at a top-15 level in both 9-cat and 8-cat leagues, proving that last year's breakout campaign was no fluke. Green got paid during the offseason, but those heavy pockets have not caused any drop-off in effort for one of the most energetic players in the league.
Omri Casspi puts up nice effort in loss 11-28-2015
Omri Casspi F SAC
Omri Casspi scored 15 points against the Wolves on Friday with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes. He continues to log major minutes at power forward, which should continue until DeMarcus Cousins (back) is back. Casspi has 10th-round value on the season, but that value is somewhat inflated due to Boogie and Rudy Gay missing time this season.
Darren Collison scored 10 points in loss 11-28-2015
Darren Collison G SAC
Darren Collison scored 10 points off the bench against the Wolves on Friday with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

Mike Gallagher on Twitter
He got destroyed on a pick from Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter, but he seems to be OK. Collison has some low-end value in standard leagues, so give him a look if you need a point guard. You can check out the pick in the link below.
Mario Chalmers plays just 11 minutes 11-28-2015
Mario Chalmers G MEM
Mario Chalmers had a rough outing during a 116-101 loss to the Hawks on Friday, scoring three points with one rebound, two assists and five turnovers in 11 minutes. The Memphis fans were not chanting MVP after this one. Chalmers' arrow is basically pointing straight down and he can be dropped in most leagues.
Green scores nine off the bench 11-28-2015
JaMychal Green F MEM
JaMychal Green scored nine points with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes against the Hawks on Friday. He played some minutes at center tonight and is logging playing time at all three frontcourt spots now. Green will likely lose a lot of value once Zach Randolph (knee) is back, which figures to be soon.
Matt Barnes has another nice start 11-28-2015
Matt Barnes F MEM
Matt Barnes was solid again in a start on Friday with 15 points, two rebounds and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes. Zach Randolph has missed five games, but he's been a game-time call for each one. If Barnes is still sitting on your wire, there's pretty not enough incentive to pick him up. The Grizzlies do play Philly on Sunday, so maybe Barnes gets another start.
Andrew Bogut (back) plays just 13 minutes 11-28-2015
Andrew Bogut C GS
Andrew Bogut (back) was only needed for 13 minutes during the Warriors blowout victory over the Suns on Friday, and he finished the game with seven points, two assists, two boards and two blocks. Phoenix's Tyson Chandler left the game during the first-quarter with a hamstring injury, and it was basically all small ball from there. Bogut is nursing a stiff back, so Luke Walton decided to give his big man some extra rest in what amounted to an easy victory for the Dubs. Owners of Bogut can plan on having him active on Saturday for a matchup with the Kings, and if DeMarcus Cousins (back) is able to play, you can expect more minutes to fall to Bogut.
Jeff Teague goes off against the Grizzlies 11-28-2015
Jeff Teague G ATL
Jeff Teague was awesome during a 116-101 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, making 5-of-7 from the field and all six from the line for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and one turnover. That's a 100.0 true shooting percentage and scoring 20 points with just one turnover and seven dimes is the most efficient line for point guards tonight. Teague's ankle injury is obviously behind him, but feel free to check back to make sure he's a go on a back-to-back set.
Dennis Schroder stinks in 19 minutes 11-28-2015
Dennis Schroder G ATL
Dennis Schroder played 19 minutes off the bench on Friday, making 1-of-8 from the field for seven points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. He's in some kind of slump. In his last three, Schroder made just 3-of-23 from the field. Jeff Teague is healthy and Kyle Korver looks like he's good to go, so Schroder isn't very appealing in fantasy leagues right now.
Kevin Durant scores 34 in win over DET 11-28-2015
Kevin Durant F OKC
Kevin Durant made 10-of-22 from the field and all 10 from the line for 34 points during a 103-87 win over the Pistons on Friday, adding 13 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and four 3-pointers. He's going off. If not for Stephen Curry, we'd be talking a lot more about Kevin Durant. He has an outstanding 66.2 true shooting percentage to go with a 30.0 usage rate -- KD and Curry are both on pace to go 65-30 in those two categories for a season, which has never been done in NBA history (qualifiers). Durant is No. 2 for fantasy value on the year per-game.
Stephen Curry's 41 points lead Dubs to 17th W 11-28-2015
Stephen Curry G GS
Stephen Curry helped lead the Dubs to their 17th consecutive win on Friday, scoring 41 points on 11-of-20 shooting (10-of-11 from the stripe) to go with six boards, eight assists, two steals, nine 3-pointers and six turnovers in just 31 minutes of work. Where to start? This was Curry's fifth 40+ point performance of the season, his nine makes from distance were the most treys made in a single game so far this year, and this was also his fourth outing on the year with at least eight 3-pointers. He surpassed LeBron James for 35th place in career 3-pointers (1,277) tonight, and over the past three games Chef Curry has averaged 28.0 points per game without ever stepping foot on the court during the fourth-quarter. Oh yeah, and the Dubs are undefeated. Your current league MVP and fantasy basketball's No. 1 option, ladies and gentlemen.
Russell Westbrook turns it over 11 times 11-28-2015
Russell Westbrook G OKC
Russell Westbrook turned the ball over 11 times during win over the Pistons on Friday, adding 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. He matched Emmanuel Mudiay for the season high for turnovers in a game this year. Even with Kevin Durant back for much of this season, he's still leading the NBA In turnovers per game at 5.2 per contest. Westbrook also fouled out for the first time this season and just the eighth time in a regular season game during his career. He's still putting up top-five value on the season.
Serge Ibaka makes 7-of-8 from field 11-28-2015
Serge Ibaka F OKC
Serge Ibaka made 7-of-8 from the field for 14 points against the Pistons on Friday with four rebounds and four blocks in 32 minutes. That's a tidy line right there and further proof that Ibaka is just better when Kevin Durant is on the floor. Ibaka has 10 blocks in his last three games and still has just fifth-round value on the year, so he is a decent buy-low player with KD looking like he's all world again.
Steven Adams keeps Drummond off glass 11-28-2015
Steven Adams C OKC
Steven Adams scored eight points with 13 rebounds, one assist and one block in 28 minutes against the Pistons on Friday. If the NBA gave a rebounder of the night award, it should probably go to Adams, who helped keep Andre Drummond under 10 boards for the first time all season. He's still just inside of the top 150 for the season in standard leagues, so he's not a terrific add.
Marcus Morris gets 40 minutes 11-28-2015
Marcus Morris F DET
Marcus Morris played 40 minutes against the Thunder on Friday during a 103-87 loss, scoring 17 points with four rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers. He didn't do too bad of a job on Kevin Durant and coach Stan Van Gundy continues to give Morris ridiculous minutes. He's horrible per-minute in fantasy, but a guy in the top five for minutes is worth owning in standard leagues. Morris only has late-round value with all that playing time and only has a slight downward trend.
Jameer Nelson scores 12 points in 22 minutes 11-28-2015
Jameer Nelson G DEN
Jameer Nelson was one of three Denver players to hit double figures in the scoring department during Friday's loss to the Spurs, scoring 12 points to go with two assists, two 3-pointers, one rebound and a turnover in 22 minutes. Nelson had scored in the single digits in his previous four outings, and his averages of 7.2 points, 4.3 assists and 0.9 three-pointers per game tell the story of his non-existent fantasy value. Randy Foye earned 22 minutes but only managed to put up six points, three assists, one rebound, two steals and two turnovers. While Mike Miller logged a season-high 20 minutes but only managed to produce three points, two assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and three turnovers. None of these guys are worth owning in most leagues.
Andre Drummond grabs just seven boards 11-28-2015
Andre Drummond F DET
Andre Drummond grabbed a season-low seven boards against the Thunder on Friday with 15 points, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes. It's the first game of the season without double-digit boards and he dropped his season average 0.7 per game to just 17.1 now. OKC is first in the NBA in rebounding rate on the season Drummond gets one of the better rebounding teams in the NBA on Sunday in Brooklyn -- the Nets are top four in rebounding rate in the last 10 games.
Reggie Jackson scores 15 points 11-28-2015
Reggie Jackson G DET
Reggie Jackson scored 15 points against the Thunder during a 103-87 loss on Friday, adding five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

Anthony Slater on Twitter
No revenge game here. After the game, Kevin Durant said Andre Drummond is Detroit's best player -- that's true -- but he called Kentavious Caldwell-Pope the second-best player on the team. Shots fired. Jackson has played well and is holding mid-round value.
Will Barton scores 12 points with full line 11-28-2015
Will Barton G DEN
Will Barton bounced back from Tuesday's one-point performance on Friday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting to go with nine boards, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers in 29 minutes. The turnovers were unfortunate, but this was a solid performance after Tuesday's dud. On the year, Barton is still offering fourth-round value in 9-cat leagues and sixth-round value in 8-cat leagues. He'll have the occasional dud now and again, but he's getting things done more often than not, and deserves to be owned in all formats.
James Harden's 50 barely enough vs. Philly 11-28-2015
James Harden G HOU
James Harden scored a season-high 50 points against the 76ers during a 116-114 win over the 76ers on Friday, adding nine rebounds, eight assists, six 3-pointers and nine turnovers in 40 minutes. The Rockets barely pulled this one out after it looked like they were going to blow a big lead, giving up a 24-6 run to start the fourth quarter. Close win aside, Harden has been fantasy's best player in his last five, averaging 36.2 points, 7.0 boards, 7.8 assists, 1.2 blocks, 2.6 steals and 3.8 treys on 46.8 percent from the field and 90.6 percent from the line. He's cooking and that slump is long gone.
Danilo Gallinari double-doubles in loss to SA 11-28-2015
Danilo Gallinari F DEN
Danilo Gallinari double-doubled on Friday with 16 points (5-of-15 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 10 rebounds, two 3-pointers and two assists through 35 minutes of playing time. It was Gallinari's 14th career double-double, and he was a lone bright spot for a Denver team that struggled to put any points on the board. Gallinari has struggled to get his shot to drop for most of the season (38.7 percent shooting) but he's still putting up fourth-round value in 9-cat leagues with averages of 18.2 points (career-high), 6.4 rebounds (career-high), 2.5 assists, 1.5 three-pointers and just 1.5 turnovers per game. If this is The Rooster's floor, it'll be fun to see his ceiling when that shot starts to drop.
Pat Beverley gets 32 minutes in start 11-28-2015
Patrick Beverley G HOU
Patrick Beverley played 32 minutes in his first start of the season on Friday, scoring five points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer. This is a typical Pat-Bev line, but his owners will definitely take it. If he's going to get minutes close to 30, he should have enough value in standard leagues. Of course, he's been injury prone, so he's not a must-grab player or anything.
Nikola Jokic limited by foul trouble in loss 11-28-2015
Nikola Jokic C DEN
Foul trouble limited Nikola Jokic to just 12 minutes during Friday's loss to the Spurs, and he finished the game with a measly six points, two boards and three turnovers. Foul trouble has been an issue for the rookie, but he's coming off two solid outings and given the current direction of the Nuggets franchise, it makes sense to continue giving Jokic minutes. Joffrey Lauvergne (back) was available to play tonight, but he didn't even leave the bench, and Jusuf Nurkic (knee) is still at least 3-4 weeks away from returning to the court. This situation could get complicated once everyone is healthy, but for now, Jokic is the center to own in Denver.
Jason Terry logs almost no time 11-28-2015
Jason Terry G HOU
Jason Terry played less than one minute on Friday with one turnover. He can be dropped in almost all leagues. Terry won't have much value unless Ty Lawson gets bumped from the rotation or Pat Beverley gets hurt again.
Ty Lawson gets 16 minutes 11-28-2015
Ty Lawson G HOU
Ty Lawson played 16 minutes on Friday with four points, three assists, one steal and three turnovers against the 76ers. Hey, at least it was more than three minutes, but Lawson still hasn't looked like himself. This game isn't enough to pick him back up in most leagues.
Clint Capela starts, looks good 11-28-2015
Clint Capela F HOU
Clint Capela got his first start at power forward on Friday against the 76ers, scoring 13 points with 10 rebounds, two blocks and two turnovers. He played 25 minutes and looked great next to Dwight Howard. This does come against the 76ers, so it's hard to put too much stock into his performance. Capela has been worth owning in standard leagues to this point, so the new mysterious upside makes him worth a look in almost all formats. Plus,his value would go up on the nights Dwight Howard misses games.
Terrence Jones puts up decent line off bench 11-28-2015
Terrence Jones F HOU
Terrence Jones came off the bench on Friday against the 76ers, scoring five points with eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes. As long as Jones as getting minutes in the mid 20s, he'll have some nice value. He just needs to stay healthy and he could flirt with top-50 value. With TJ moving to the bench, this is a prime time to buy low. For what it's worth, the Rockets were probably just playing the matchup game to push Jones to the bench.
Gary Harris scores just five points in loss 11-28-2015
Gary Harris G DEN
Gary Harris came back to earth on Friday, scoring just five points on 2-of-4 shooting to go with three assists, one rebound, one steal and two turnovers through 25 minutes of action. Harris had been on fire up to this point, scoring in double figures in his previous five outings, but a matchup with the Spurs (No. 1 defense in the league) can have this affect upon younger players. The Nuggets are going through a rebuild, so Harris playing time and starter status should be safe after just one off-night, and we'd recommend holding on to Gary as he should bounce-back on Saturday with a favorable matchup against the Mavericks.
Jahlil Okafor scores 11 in start 11-28-2015
Jahlil Okafor C PHI
Jahlil Okafor scored 11 points during a 116-114 loss to the Rockets on Friday, adding six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
The team disciplined him internally for his off-court altercation, so he should be in the clear. Also regarding the incident, a heckler reportedly pointed a gun at Okafor. Additionally, this was not the first time Okafor has been in an altercation with a heckler. There are more details in the link below.
Richaun Holmes returns on Friday 11-28-2015
Richaun Holmes F PHI
Richaun Holmes returned to action on Friday with four points, two boards and one foul in 10 minutes. With Nerlens Noel (knee) out, the 76ers gave Holmes some minutes at center tonight. Coach Brett Brown had some success going small, so that doesn't bode well for Holmes' chances to play if Noel is out beyond Friday.
Emmanuel Mudiay hits 3-of-14 shots in loss 11-28-2015
Emmanuel Mudiay G DEN
Emmanuel Mudiay went just 3-of-14 from the field during Friday's loss to the Spurs, adding just three assists, three boards and two turnovers in his 29 minutes of playing time. Well, at least he only turned it over twice. Mudiay is a talented young player, but he's just doing more harm than good in standard 9-cat leagues (ranked 295 overall). Even in the 8-cat format, he's a marginal asset at best with eleventh-round value, but the 33.0 percent shooting on 13.9 attempts per contest isn't something that's easy to ignore. His game is better suited for points leagues, but in formats where percentages/turnovers are a factor, we'd recommend moving on at this point.
Nik Stauskas returns, gets 15 minutes 11-28-2015
Nik Stauskas G PHI
Nik Stauskas returned on Friday with four points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Rockets. He was not supposed to play today or this weekend at all, but the 76ers put him on the court. Stauskas has not been very good despite given ample opportunity to shine, so he's not a terrific asset until he turns it around and shows some consistency.
Jerami Grant scores 18 points, logs mins at C 11-28-2015
Jerami Grant F PHI
Jerami Grant matched his career-high 18 points against the Rockets on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes. He logged some pretty heavy minutes at center tonight and actually won the jump ball over Dwight Howard to start the game. Grant should be looking at some extra minutes while Nerlens Noel (knee) is out, which is undetermined at this time. Grant has some nice upside, but he's still just a fringe guy in standard leagues. You could do worse, though.
T.J. McConnell moves to the bench 11-28-2015
T.J. McConnell G PHI
T.J. McConnell came off the bench on Friday with six points, five boards, six assists, two steals and one turnover in 26 minutes. He was running the offense as the 76ers made a terrific charge in the fourth quarter. McConnell looks like he should still be getting minutes in the mid 20s, so he should have some value for the next couple weeks. That said, moving to the bench doesn't bode well once Tony Wroten (knee) returns.
Danny Green hits three 3-pointers in win 11-28-2015
Danny Green G SA
Danny Green sank three 3-pointers during Friday's win over the Nuggets, but added just nine points, four boards, one steal and two turnovers through 27 minutes. Green has now hit multiple 3-pointers in his previous three outings, but he hasn't brought much else to the stat sheet during that span with averages of just 11.0 points, 5.3 boards, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. The talent is there, and the minutes have been consistent, so owners are going to just need to stay patient and hope that the defensive stats start coming. For what it's worth, Green has been at least a mid-round asset since the 2012-13 season, so it doesn't seem likely he'll be this bad for the entire year.
Isaiah Canaan scores 23 points in loss 11-28-2015
Isaiah Canaan G PHI
Isaiah Canaan scored 23 points against the Rockets on Friday with two rebounds, two assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes. He started at point guard and was terrific as a shooter on just 17 attempts from the field. Canaan wasn't even a lock to make the roster about a month ago, but he's turned it around in his last four. He could fall off at a moment's notice, but he's worth a look in standard leagues if you need some treys.
Robert Covington scores 28, 76ers now 0-17 11-28-2015
Robert Covington F PHI
Robert Covington scored a career-high 28 points against the Rockets during a 116-114 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, five assists, eight steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 38 minutes. Covington loves to log minutes at shooting guard and is just a thief when he starts at that position, stealing 2.7 per game last year. After a disgusting start, Covington is on a heater in his last four, averaging 19.5 points, 8.3 boards, 4.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.5 treys on 43.5 percent from the field. He has to be owned in all leagues now.
Boban Marjanovic plays six minutes in start 11-28-2015
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Boban Marjanovic played just six minutes during his first career-start on Friday, finishing with two points, four boards and an assist. Marjanovic's two points came from the line, and this is a pretty clear indication that even as a starter he has no value. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Boris Diaw to begin the second-half, and Diaw finished with six points, five boards, two assists and one turnover in his 23 minutes of action.
Paul George stays red hot, scores 33 points 11-28-2015
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Paul George maintained his status as one of the hottest players on the planet during a 104-92 win over the Bulls on Friday, scoring 33 points with eight rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes. Don't look now, but the Pacers have the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference right now. George has been absolutely absurd as a jump shooter this season, posting a 52.6 effective field goal percentage on his 232 jumpers this year -- that's higher than his layups. If this isn't his peak value of the season, it's got to be close.
LaMarcus Aldridge plays just 18 minutes 11-28-2015
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LaMarcus Aldridge played just 18 minutes during Friday's win over the Nuggets, finishing the game with just eight points on 4-of-11 shooting to go with four boards, one assist, one block and one turnover. Aldridge is currently putting up just late-middle round value on the year behind averages of 15.5 points, 9.7 boards, 1.8 assists and 0.9 blocks per game on 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 84.9 percent from the stripe. His usage rate (25.6) has taken a pretty big hit with the move to San Antonio, and this is basically who he is going to be playing in the Spurs' selfless system.
C.J. Miles has another solid game 11-28-2015
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C.J. Miles scored 16 points with three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers against the Bulls on Friday. Miles was putting up some awesome numbers this week and he took a step back tonight. Still, this line is pretty solid and even if he's close to a game like this he should have some nice value. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
George Hill grabs 10 rebounds 11-28-2015
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George Hill matched his career-high 10 boards against the Bulls on Friday with six points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover. It wasn't the best offensive game from Hill and he hasn't been the same since his return from an illness. Hill isn't going to have many nights when he blows you away, but he's still posting sixth-round value on the year and should remain in that neighborhood.
Lavoy Allen has nice effort off bench 11-28-2015
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Lavoy Allen scored 12 points off the bench in 27 minutes against the Bulls on Friday, adding 10 rebounds and two blocks. He picked up some extra run with Jordan Hill (back) out tonight. Myles Turner (hand) is out and Hill has numerous back injuries in his career, so Allen could have some extra playing time headed his way. He's a low upside player most nights, so he's only a short-term add in deeper leagues.
Anthony Davis diagnosed with knee contusion 11-28-2015
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Anthony Davis has been diagnosed with a right knee contusion, and he is questionable to return to Friday's game against the Clippers.

Jennifer Hale on Twitter
This news can be seen as a positive given that Davis needed to be carried off the court, and the Pelicans medical staff is saying that he did not suffer any structural damage with the injury. He's probably not going to return to Friday's game with the Clippers currently blowing out the Pelicans, but he has returned to the New Orleans bench and is walking under his own power. For now, we're going to consider him on the doubtful side of questionable for Saturday's game against the Jazz.
Nikola Mirotic is snapping out of it 11-28-2015
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Nikola Mirotic scored a team-high 25 points against the Pacers during a 104-92 loss on Friday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers. He's starting to come around here with three productive games in a row. Mirotic has played at least 29 minutes in each of his last three games, so those owners getting ready to push the panic button can take their finger away from it now. He's trending up and should be an early mid-round player.
Jimmy Butler fills the stat sheet 11-28-2015
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Jimmy Butler filled up the stat sheet against the Pacers on Friday, scoring 16 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes. As soon as the entire Bulls team realizes he's their best player, the better off they'll be. Fantasy owners probably realize he's their best player with Butler posting top-10 value on the year. He's a fantasy superstar. Jimmy's got some new moves ... again.
Kawhi Leonard falls one steal shy of 5x5 line 11-28-2015
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Kawhi Leonard was incredible during the Spurs 91-80 win over the Nuggets on Friday, scoring 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting to go with seven boards, six assists, four steals, five blocks, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers in 32 minutes. Simply put, Kawhi is fantasy gold and he is currently ranked No. 3 overall in standard 9-cat leagues. After taking home the Defensive Player of the Year award last season, Kawhi has made it a point to prove that his offensive game is also a force to be reckoned with, and he's quickly establishing himself as one of the best two-way players in the league. What's even scarier about Kawhi's dominance? He's just 24 years old and will only get better. Enjoy.
Derrick Rose not happy wit his play 11-28-2015
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Derrick Rose made 4-of-16 from the field for 10 points with six rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers against the Pacers on Friday.

Nick Friedell on Twitter
He wasn't happy after the game. "I felt like I played like [expletive] tonight," Rose said. He's just struggling night after night and hasn't held enough per-game value to hold in most cases. If there is anything promising on the wire, cutting him is an option. He's worth holding in points leagues.
Hassan Whiteside blocks six more shots 11-28-2015
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Hassan Whiteside blcoked six shots during a 97-78 win over the Knicks on Friday, adding six points and 14 rebounds in 31 minutes. He is blocking everything these days. Whiteside upped his season average to 4.8 blocks per game with 14.0 points, 11.4 boards, 0.7 steals and 2.1 turnovers. Whiteside's rim protection has improved in a big way and that's part of the season why Miami has been such tough fantasy matchup in DFS. He has first-round value in standard leagues right now.
Justise Winslow gets 35 minutes 11-28-2015
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Justise Winslow scored nine points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Friday. He picked up some extra run with the Heat running the Knicks out of their own gym. Winslow's minutes have an upward trend on the year, but he still hasn't been filling up the box score. In his last five, he averaged 7.2 points, 5.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.2 blocks and 0.6 treys. He's more of a deep-league add.