• Fred VanVleet - G - Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet had the cast taken off his left thumb yesterday and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Early reports had VanVleet sidelined for five weeks after undergoing surgery to repair ligament tears in his left thumb, which happened a week ago. The Raptors' sixth man is hoping to play in some games before the playoffs begin but admits that's not a sure thing, though it does seem like an attainable goal given what we know about the current timetable. Jeremy Lin will hold down the backup point guard spot in the meantime and we'll revisit FVV in two weeks' time.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

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  • Christian Wood - F - New Orleans Pelicans

    Christian Wood made his Pelicans debut on Sunday and had seven points in eight minutes on 3-of-5 shooting in a loss to the Rockets.

    Although some may have picked him up as a speculative add in the hopes that he would join the Pelicans' strange rotation for heavy minutes, he is not worth owning in any formats.

  • Chris Paul - G - Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets guaranteed their post-season berth on Sunday with a win against the Pelicans and Chris Paul played a central role with 10 points, 13 assists, five steals and a triple.

    The Rockets have three tough matchups this upcoming week and it's likely that Paul will have to show up for each of these for the Rockets to continue winning. If you have him feel free to roll him out as there are no back-to-backs coming up.

  • Frank Jackson - G - New Orleans Pelicans

    Frank Jackson played well on Sunday as he had 19 points and a career-high six dimes on 7-of-16 shooting in 34 minutes of action in a loss to the Rockets.

    He made three 3-pointers and contributed three rebounds and one steal as well. He can be considered a deep-league scoring option for the next two weeks as fantasy playoffs are underway. Kenrich Williams only had two points on 1-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds and two steals.

  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden logged 29 minutes on Sunday in the 113-90 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, collecting 28 points, four assists, six triples, three boards, a steal and a block.

    Harden will finish the year with the best fantasy performance in the modern NBA, besting all of his peers including LeBron in terms of single-season fantasy production. It won't matter if Harden earns the league MVP for fantasy owners, he's redefined what fantasy dominance means to us all.

  • Brook Lopez - C - Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez continues his reliable sharpshooting abilities against the Cavs on Sunday as he had 14 points and six rebounds on 4-of-7 shooting from deep.

    Lopez has returned to fantasy dominance with the Bucks this season after having a down year with the Lakers last season. He is inside the top-10 value in 9-cat formats over the past month and has become a powerhouse for blocks and 3-pointers, which is a rare combination. He can be a great piece in a winning fantasy team and should be a highly coveted center if he remains with the Bucks for next season.

  • George Hill - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill burned his old team on Sunday as he had 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting in a 127-108 win over the Cavs.

    He saw 21 minutes and added one triple, one assist and two rebounds to the box score. He is not worth owning in any formats while on the Bucks, so leave him on the wire for the remainder of the season. Chalk this up as a fluke good performance.

  • Willy Hernangomez - C - Charlotte Hornets

    Willy Hernangomez delivered a double-double on Sunday against the Raptors with 13 points, 10 boards, two triples and four assists.

    He did his damage in 20 minutes and is starting to push for low-end value with top-160 numbers over the last two weeks. He's only useful if you have an injury as he's only playing three games next week.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo double-doubled against the Cavs on Sunday with 26 points and 10 rebounds on 11-of-16 shooting in 32 minutes of action.

    He dished out seven dimes and swatted four shots in this dominant performance. His turnovers and free throw shooting is really the only thing keeping him from reaching top-3 value in 9-cat formats, but he is top-7 value regardless. The Greek Freak continues to show why he is a leading candidate for MVP this season.

  • Marc Gasol - C - Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol started on Sunday and had one of his best performances as a Raptor with 17 points, six assists and three blocks in just 23 minutes of action.

    He grabbed four rebounds, two triples and one steal to the stat sheet. He also shot 7-of-9 from the field. Gasol, despite having a much smaller role in this offense than the Memphis offense, has still been able to provide middle-round value. Although the deadline did not go Gasol's fantasy owners way when he got moved to the Raptors, he is still reliable enough to guarantee middle-round value.

  • Miles Bridges - F - Charlotte Hornets

    Miles Bridges is having the finest stretch of his rookie campaign with Sunday's matchup against the Raptors culminating in a stuffed box score with 16 points, two triples, six boards, a block, a steal and an assist.

    Turner has been a top-45 value over his last four games and it's all thanks to his strong steals and triples. The Hornets are playing hungry given their playoff chances are at stake with every game.