• Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Coach Dwane Casey said that he does not expect Ish Smith (right adductor tear) to play on Saturday because there was no morning shootaround.

    Casey said that Smith is still a game-time decision but we are going to move him into the doubtful category. He has been out for a little over a month and even if he does return, he does not expect to make a fantasy impact as he is slowly eased in as Reggie Jackson's backup.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

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  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden, coming off 57 & 58-point games, scored a mere 48 points on 14-of-30 shooting (8-of-19 3PTs, 12-of-15 FTs) with eight rebounds, six assists, four steals and one block in Saturday's 138-134 overtime win against the Lakers.

    Harden has actually moved into the No. 2 slot in 9-cat leagues this season despite a ridiculous 5.6 turnovers per game, more than double most of the players in the top-12. He's running away with 8-cat leagues as this historic run continues.

  • Austin Rivers - G - Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers started and scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting (1-of-6 from deep) with five rebounds, five assists and one block over 46 minutes in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Don't look now but Rivers has been a healthy late-round value since arriving in Houston, aided of course by the fact they absolutely need him on the floor. He's standing and watching James Harden just like everybody else, but he's worth a look if you need a late-round guard.

  • PJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker scored nine points on 4-of-12 shooting (including a three) with nine rebounds, two assists, five steals and one block over 42 minutes in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Tucker is going to be a must-own player for the foreseeable future.

  • James Ennis III - F - Houston Rockets

    James Ennis started and scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds and one block over 27 minutes in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Ennis could scrape his way to some fantasy value on a banged up Rockets squad but owners can watch this action from the wire for the most part.

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (knee soreness) started and scored 30 points on 7-of-16 shooting (5-of-10 3PTs, 11-of-12 FTs) with five rebounds and four assists over 32 minutes in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Gordon probably geared up for national TV and he's an easy late-round guy if he's hitting his shots, but that hasn't been the case this year. A bounce-back could have a top-100 impact but knee issues don't make us want to bet our house on it or anything.

  • Gary Clark - F - Houston Rockets

    Gary Clark scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting (all threes) with two rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench on Saturday against the Lakers.

    Clark hasn't been able to do anything at all with the wide open lane he has in Houston and there is no fantasy value here.

  • James Nunnally - F - Houston Rockets

    Newly acquired James Nunnally missed all five of his field goal attempts and did not record another stat in his 13 minutes of action on Saturday against the Lakers.

    Ouch. This isn't great as the Rockets try to see if they can deal Carmelo Anthony so they don't have to waive Nunnally due to the Kenneth Faried acquisition. After a night like this they may decide it's not worth the headache, though Nunnally took some convincing to come from overseas and play.

  • Gerald Green - G/F - Houston Rockets

    Gerald Green scored 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting (including four threes) with three rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes off the bench in Saturday's overtime win against the Lakers.

    Green can easily have a stretch here with 2-3 treys per game or more while the Rockets are searching for healthy bodies. If that can help you out, give him a look.

  • Brandon Ingram - F - Los Angeles Lakers

    Brandon Ingram scored 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting (1-of-2 3PTs, 6-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds, four assists and six turnovers in Saturday's overtime loss to the depleted Rockets.

    If you can get anything in a deal for Ingram right now in a standard league you take it, since he really shouldn't be owned in the first place. Both Ingram and Kyle Kuzma (32 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, four threes, 12-of-19 FGs) are sell-high guys with LeBron and Rajon Rondo coming back anytime.

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting (0-for-7 from deep) with four rebounds and two steals over 40 minutes in Saturday's overtime loss to the Rockets.

    Sure, he had stuff to do in a game trying to defend James Harden, but with LeBron and Rajon Rondo coming back the short-term value is probably over for KCP, though Lonzo Ball did injure an ankle in this one. Outside of pretty deep formats owners can easily move on.