March 13, 2016, 5:48 pm
Kevin Love (leg) returned to action with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds on Sunday in the Cavs’ 114-90 win over the Clippers.
The main thing is that Love looked healthy on the floor and should be good to go for playoff week. JR Smith contributed 17 points on five 3s and continues to hold mid-late round value. Kyrie Irving shot 7-of-17 for 17 points with five assists and will continue to be an early-mid round guy with top-20 upside.
January 20, 2020, 6:18 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams left Monday's game with a left ankle sprain and is questionable to return.
The injury occurred when Clint Capela flagrantly fouled him. Mike Muscala has been picking up the slack while Adams is out.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 6:14 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson scored 15 points with two rebounds, four assists, and one steal against the Nets on Monday.
Richardson committed seven turnovers on Saturday but only one in Brooklyn. He shot 6-for-12 from the floor and 1-for-2 from the perimeter. Richardson is not a superstar but is definitely a key piece of the Sixers' rotation.
January 20, 2020, 6:07 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford (left hand sprain) managed to play 26 minutes on Monday, ending with 19 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.
Horford shook off a rough game on Saturday in this return to form. He has failed to reach double digit points in only two contests during January. Horford is also worth keeping around in fantasy for his defense.
January 20, 2020, 6:03 pmNicolas ClaxtonPF, Brooklyn Nets
Nicolas Claxton posted 15 points and four rebounds in just 18 minutes on Monday.
Credit to Claxton for besting his two-day-old career high in points in just 18 minutes today. The Nets' rookie has an intriguing statistical profile and documented per-minute upside, but the team doesn't yet trust him with a full workload in either frontcourt position. He's also one of the thinnest "big" men in the league, so expect muscle watch season to feature Claxton this offseason. He's a player to add in 16-team leagues whenever the guys ahead of him get hurt, much like the wiry Chris Boucher up in Toronto.
January 20, 2020, 6:01 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons posted a triple-double with 34 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, five steals, and two blocks in Monday's win over the Nets.
Did he miss anything? Owners have to be thrilled when Simmons delivers value in every category while shooting 12-for-14 from the field and 10-for-14 at the line. He played 42 minutes, and there's little wonder why Brett Brown hardly lets him leave the floor.
January 20, 2020, 5:59 pmJarrett AllenC, Brooklyn Nets
Jarrett Allen posted a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double along with a steal and a block against the Sixers on Monday.
Kudos to Allen for coming through against tough competition. He's been posting solid top-90 value on the season by way of low-end lines like this one. It's clear that he'll take a hit once DeAndre Jordan returns from his injury, but as long as Allen plays the majority of Brooklyn's center minutes, he's a solid middle-round big man with upside. Maybe Kyrie should start mentioning him next time he lists the team's young core.
January 20, 2020, 5:56 pmCaris LeVertPG-SG, Brooklyn Nets
Caris LeVert's season continues to be on life support, but he posted 16 points, six rebounds and six assists to help salvage some value on Monday.
Fantasy managers will take any production they can get from LeVert at this point and he continues to disappoint even when handed prime opportunities to succeed. He's not the strongest hold, but it's hard to let go of the former 6th- or 7th-round draft pick in fantasy leagues. It's best to wait until he corrects his shooting woes and pounce at the slightest hint of a sell-high window opening up.
January 20, 2020, 5:55 pmFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet scored 20 points in Monday's win over the Hawks, adding four rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
VanVleet shot 11-for-14 from the foul line which allowed him to overcome his 4-for-11 on field goals. He also scored 29 points on Saturday. The guard hasn't missed a beat despite being out for two weeks earlier this month with a hamstring injury.
January 20, 2020, 5:53 pmSpencer DinwiddiePG, Brooklyn Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points (6-of-17 shooting) with five rebounds, seven assists and three triples in a spot-start in place of Kyrie Irving (hamstring).
We gave Dinwiddie a lukewarm endorsement as a DFS play earlier today and this was the reason why. Dinwiddie will always put up decent numbers in relief of Kyrie Irving, but today's was a tough matchup. He might have some short-term value if Irving misses more time, but Spence's days as a top-50 asset are long gone if Kyrie's most recent injury doesn't linger.
January 20, 2020, 5:43 pmJeff TeaguePG, Atlanta Hawks
Jeff Teague has an inauspicious debut in his second stint with the Hawks, scoring two points in 11 minutes.
This is just a reminder that Teague can be safely dropped in standard leagues now that he's assumed a role as Trae Young's direct backup. He doesn't offer enough per-minute upside to compensate for his shrunked role. Teague had been a nice, end-of-roster assists specialist in recent years, but he's off the fantasy radar unless he secures a large piece of the pie in the Hawks' rotation.