• Dwight Howard
    C, Washington Wizards

    Dwight Howard will most likely undergo surgery to help recover from his glute injury.

    Howard saw a specialist and this was the recommended route for recovery but he is going to seek a second opinion before making a final decision. We never liked him much as a fantasy option to begin the year and this is pretty much the nail in the coffin for him.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (calf) made his season debut on Tuesday, dishing out seven assists, grabbing six rebounds and scoring five points with one trey in 14 minutes.

    Last month, Frank Vogel said Rondo will start a lot of games at point guard this season. He probably won't get as many minutes as he did the last two seasons, but remember that he did average at least eight assists in both of those years. He'll be an attractive assists streamer, if not more, once he's up to speed.

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray had a solid outing in Tuesday's 121-125 loss to the Hawks, producing 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting with eight assists, three rebouns, one steal and one block.

    Murray has had his ups and downs this season but will still average out as a mid-round play EOS. Monte Morris delivered 14 points (6-of-11 shooting) with three rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes off the bench.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis led the Lakers to a win over the Suns on Tuesday with 24 points (9-for-17 FGs, 5-for-6 FTs), 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, a block and a three in 38 minutes.

    Davis caught an elbow in the ribs early in this one and had to get taped up and visit the locker room on another occasion for the same issue. He's put up the 3rd-best fantasy value so far, which is impressive considering his collection of injuries. He seems due for a rest day soon after having played in every game to this point.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton was a sight for sore eyes on Tuesday, leading the Nuggets with 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting, nine rebounds, four assists, four 3s and one steal.

    Barton has been a top-50 player so far this season and has shown no signs of slowing down. His resurgence was not something many accounted for, thinking Michael Porter Jr. and/or Jerami Grant would pose threats to his playing time. Alas, Barton has wound up thrilling his owners, surpassing his ADP with apparent ease.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler led the Heat to victory over Detroit with 20 points (6-for-13 FGs, 8-for-11 FTs), 13 assists, three rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes on Tuesday.

    Butler is up to 17th/12th (8-cat/9-cat) in per-game ranks now. His 2.7 steals should drop a bit, but he's looking like he'll provide another top-20 season.

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Despite being demoted to a reserve role on Tuessday, Alex Len rose to the occasion and delivered 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, adding seven rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one block.

    There's nothing like someone taking your starting job to snap you out of your stupor of mediocrity. That's what happened to him tonight. Damian Jones drew the start but was unimpressive with eight points (4-of-5 shooting), three rebounds, two assists and one block. Expect this frontcourt shuffle to be an occasional occurrence, making it hard to trust either big man. Look elsewhere for your needs if you value stability.

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Jabari Parker chipped in 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting, nine rebounds, one trey and four assists in Tuesday's win over the Nuggets.

    Parker has been playing well as a fill-in starter for John Collins (suspension). But as a placeholder, consider selling high on him in 2-3 weeks before Collins' return.

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza will not return to Tuesday's game against the Blazers due to a sore right groin.

    Ariza's night ends with two steals and one rebound in four minutes. He's been getting solid minutes, but his fantasy game just isn't what it was a few years back. Ariza can be left alone in standard leagues.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young was more than a handful as the Hawks upset the Nuggets 125-121 on Tuesday, recording 42 points on 13-of-21 shooting (eight 3s), four rebounds, 11 assists and one block.

    Young was a beast, plain and simple. He's currently a top-25 player in 9-cat but is flashing the upside worthy of top-15 or even top-10 value. Trae is proving that he's worth all the pre-draft hype.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn had his best game of the month in a victory over the Pistons on Tuesday, going for 20 points (6-for-16 FGs, 4-for-5 FTs), three rebounds, five assists, two assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

    That should put Nunn owners at ease a bit as he hadn't had more than 11 points in his previous four games. He may never have a stretch close to the one that began his career unless Jimmy Butler misses time again, but he's locked into his starting role and should be worth starting in standard leagues for the foreseeable future.