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    Point Guard

    Emmanuel Mudiay ($7,300 FD, $6,400 DK) – After struggling his first few years, Mudiay is starting to show some of that promise that made him a lottery pick. He has strung together a few good games and gets the 76ers tonight.

    Derrick Rose ($6,200 FD, $6,700 DK) – Jeff Teague has been ruled out for tonight’s matchup and Rose has excelled with Teague out of the lineup. Teague was out last game and Rose was on his way to a monster night before the game quickly turned into a blowout. Hopefully, the Pistons can keep the game close tonight.

    Other good buys: Russell Westbrook ($11,400 FD, $11,000 DK), Kyrie Irving ($9,000 FD, $9,100 DK).

    Shooting Guard

    James Harden ($11,600 FD, $11,400 DK) – Harden has been red hot over his last few games and shows no signs of slowing down as he tries to pull the Rockets out of the early hole they dug themselves in. He gets the Wizards tonight in a soft matchup.

    Devin Booker ($8,600 FD, $8,700 DK) – Booker has come back strong from his injury. He’s dropped 28 and 38 in two games back as he continues to show off his all-around offensive game. Booker has a tough matchup against the Celtics but he’s put on a show in Boston before.

    Other good buys: Jeremy Lamb ($6,400 FD, $5,800 DK), Justin Holiday ($5,400 FD, $5,600 DK),  

    Small Forward

    Kawhi Leonard ($9,700 FD, $9,200 DK) – Leonard has been consistent as they come through the first part of the year and is firmly in the MVP discussion. Tonight he faces the Pacers, who have played great defense all year, but Leonard has shown he is matchup proof.

    Joe Harris ($5,000 FD, $5,100 DK) – Harris has stepped up nicely with Allen Crabbe going down. If Crabbe is out again for tonight’s game against the Bulls look for Harris to have another good game.

    Other good buys: Paul George ($9,400 FD, $8,900 DK), T.J. Warren ($7,100 FD, $6,800 DK).

    Power Forward

    Lauri Markkanen ($7,400 FD, DK) – Markkanen’s strong rookie campaign has carried over into his sophomore year as he’s played well since he’s come back from injury. The Nets have struggled against big men so look for another solid game from Markkanen.

    Kevin Knox ($6,400 FD, $5,900 DK) – Knox was placed in the starting lineup a week ago and seems like he will stay there for a while. Knox has played well despite two down games in his last two outings. He should bounce back against the 76ers tonight.

    Other good buys: Anthony Davis ($12,700 FD, $11,600 DK), Larry Nance ($7,000 FD, $6,300 DK).

    Center

    Joel Embiid ($10,700 FD, $10,200 DK) – Embiid has been dominant this year and has put up some monster stat lines. Tonight he gets the Knicks and Enes Kanter, who has struggled on defense his whole career.

    Myles Turner ($7,100 FD, $6,600 DK) – Turner is enjoying one of, if not the best, stretches of his young career. If his minutes stay consistent like they have been over the past couple of weeks he has the ability to put up some big numbers. Tonight he gets the Raptors, who have given up some big rebounding games to centers this year.

    Other good buys: Karl Anthony-Towns ($9,900 FD, $9,700 DK), Marc Gasol ($8,300 FD, $7,500 DK).

Fantasy News

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier had a big night on Tuesday in a 97-92 home win over the Knicks, posting 30 points (9-of-17 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), 10 rebounds, one assist and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

    Rozier hasn't been the most consistent player this season, but games like this have certainly helped to offset the games in which he nearly disappears. If you can ignore those disappointments and just focus on the results at the end of the week or month, Rozier is a pretty solid middle-round player. In fact, he's knocking on the door of top-50 value for the last month with no reason to doubt that he can continue that for the rest of the season.

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram was his usual high-scoring efficient self on Tuesday, making 9-of-13 shots from the field including a perfect 4-for-4 from deep for 24 points, one rebound, six dimes and two steals.

    This was Ingram's best game since sharing the floor with Zion Williamson. Unfortunately, Zion was quiet in this outing. We're still waiting to see if both stars can shine brightly like a twin Nebula.

  • Willy Hernangomez
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Guillermo Hernangomez surprised with a 12-point (4-of-9 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), 10 rebound double-double, adding an assist, two steals and a three in 19 minutes in a win over the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Hernangomez is getting more backup center minutes, and though it's been a long time since he played meaningful minutes, remember that he doesn't need more than 20 minutes to provide solid fantasy value. Keep an eye on the situation in case Cody Zeller reverts back to a smaller role. Zeller also double-doubled in this game with 10 points, 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in 29 minutes in his fifth straight start.

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Zion Williamson put up a low-key performance from a numbers standpoint on Tuesday, recording just 14 points on 7-of-13 shooting with nine rebounds and one assist.

    Williamson has been the apple of the eyes of real-life and fantasy basketball fans over his last couple of games. This is his first pedestrian line, and proof that he is indeed mortal and not a basketball-playing demi-god. Regardless, Zion's game will remain must-watch basketball TV ROS, both on the Tele and on the stat sheet.

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday had an epic performance on Tuesday, leading the Pelicans to a 125-111 win over the Cavs with 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting and a fat stat line.

    Holiday was just out of this world, adding two rebounds, three treys, eight dimes, three steals and four blocks in his 33 minutes. Any fears of him sliding while sharing the court with Zion Williamson should be assuaged with this monster line. As long as Holiday stays healthy, he should be a lock as a top-20 asset.

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    After being ruled out and then back in prior to the game, Devonte' Graham (illness) shot just 1-for-8 from the field and 3-for-6 from the line in a 5-point, 10-assist effort in 35 minutes vs. the Knicks on Tuesday.

    Graham's shooting performance in this one can probably be excused due to his illness. His field goal percentage, however, hasn't been much better in healthy games since his hot start to the season. Graham is elite in assists and threes, but that awful shooting number (now 35.4 percent over the past month) drags him out of the middle-rounds where he used to reside.

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby hurt his shoulder in Tuesday's game and was forced to head back to the locker room.

    Anunoby was cooking tonight, making a strong impact on the defensive end. Hopefully, it's nothing serious and he'll be able to return. Stay tuned.

    Source: Louis Zatzman on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Wesley Matthews was able to return to the Bucks bench after a brief trip to the locker room on Tuesday.

    Whatever it is that bugged Matthews is apparently nothing serious. We wouldn't be surprised if made it back on the court.

    Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Wesley Mathews headed to the locker room in Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Matthews is a starting placeholder right now, but guys like Donte DinVincenzo are the ones holding more value. If Matthews is unable to return, expect DiVincenzo, Pat Connaughton and Kyle Korver to pick up the slack.

    Source: Matt Velasquez on Twitter

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle had another good stat line on Tuesday with 24 points (10-of-19 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 37 minutes in a 92-97 road loss to the Hornets.

    Randle hasn't been as bad as he was to begin the season lately. However, he still has a tough time providing even mid-round value, which is rare for a 20-point, 10-rebound player. If his percentages are wearing on your team, it might be wise to try to sell him off to someone that doesn't look past points, rebounds and assists. Elfrid Payton also contributed significantly to the Knicks' effort with 10 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal in 33 minutes.