• DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Golden State Warriors

    DeMarcus Cousins will be active for Game 1 against the Raptors on Thursday.

    Kudos to Cousins for working his tail off and getting himself ready to go for his first taste of an NBA Finals. We still don't know what role Cousins will play for the Warriors or how much he can give the team, but his presence is a huge lift for a team that has been on a roll lately.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter

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  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell returned to action on Friday and put up 22 points and three assists in 36 minutes of floor time.

    His return kind of came out of nowhere, but the Raptors are terrible at reporting and disclosing injury information so this is not shocking. The Raptors were thin tonight with only nine players, and Powell benefited from the absence of Fred VanVleet. On a per game basis Norm ranks safely inside the top-100 this season, so he's worth scooping up if you have space or a need. It helps that he's on a really good team as well.

  • Harry Giles III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Harry Giles came through with 16 points, five rebounds, a steal and a block on Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Giles has managed late-round value over the last couple of weeks thanks to the fact that he's the last big standing in Sacramento these days. Richaun Holmes' return will hurt him substantially but until then, Giles is a fine option as long as you don't expect the world. He's got double digits in four straight games and at least five rebounds in each of those as well.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic went 1-for-7 from the field on Friday night, scoring five points to go with eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Bogdanovic has been a top-125 value over the last month, and while his elevation to the starting role has given him a modest bump it's certainly not anything game-changing. He's probably worth rostering in standard formats but he's not a must-own if there's a serious name sitting on your waiver wire. There's late-middle round upside here, and as we approach silly season you might find someone capable of more emerging on the wire.

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier ended with 18 points, six rebounds and six assists in Friday's victory over the Raptors, adding the game-clinching free throws in the waning seconds to seal the win.

    Rozier's production has taken a dip in the second half of the season, but sits right at number 75 in the fantasy rankings on a per game basis. As long as he stays healthy, there is no reason to see his minutes decrease and to see him close out the year on an upswing would not be surprising.

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram scored a team-high 29 points in Friday's 116-104 win over the Cavs, going 11-of-19 from the field while adding six rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.

    Impressively, Ingram also went 5-of-6 from the charity stripe as his remarkable turnaround there continues. After shooting .621, .681 and .675 in his first three seasons, Ingram is at a sterling .860 on a career-high 6.1 attempts per game this season. It's led to a massive season with second-round fantasy value. Ingram's efficiency was replicated in this one by Zion Williamson (24 points on 11-of-16 FG) and Jrue Holiday (22 points on 10-of-16 FG with six assists, two steals, a block and two triples) as the Pelicans rolled right over the hapless Cavs.

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball filled up the stat sheet with five points, six rebounds, 12 assists, four steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in Friday's win.

    Ball's never going to be a big scorer but this line is him at his multi-cat best. He's rolling with top-30 value in his last 11 games and is rolling along with outstanding production in threes, assists and steals, with positive contributions in blocks and rebounds out of the point guard slot.

  • Miles Bridges
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Miles Bridges scored 17 points, grabbed five rebounds and swatted three shots in a win over the Raptors on Friday.

    Bridges has been an effective fantasy player all year, hovering right around the top-120 depending on format. With the Hornets out of playoff contention and likely looking to play their young guys even more, Bridges may even see his numbers jump a little bit to close out the season.

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors' muted offensive production continued on Friday with just five points, though he was able to chip in 15 rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 24 minutes of work.

    Favors has exceeded 25 minutes just once in the month of February, and the return of Zion Williamson has hit him the hardest of any Pelican. He's outside the top-150 in the last month and it doesn't look like that'll be changing anytime soon. This was a nice response after Wednesday's zero-point, five-rebound dud against the Bucks, but at this point Favors isn't a must-hold unless you're looking for boards and blocks.

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Hart couldn't capitalize on JJ Redick's early absence on Friday, finishing with five points, four rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

    Hart is sitting inside the top-120 on the season as New Orleans' super-sub, so keep an eye on his workload going forward if Redick misses any time. Right now Hart is only an option in the 16-team neighborhood but he typically offers some short-term punch when his teammates are in the infirmary.

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the field (two treys) and 4-for-4 from the line for 14 points, five rebounds, six assists and one steal in 19 minutes in Friday's blowout win over the Thunder.

    Hill has been too inconsistent to trust in standard leagues this season and only got some extra run with the garbage-time factor. He's best used in 16-team leagues or deeper right now as a source of threes.