• Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right knee soreness) is questionable to face the Jazz on Saturday.

    The knee issue is something he has been dealing with and monitoring all season so him sitting the second night of a back-to-back isn't surprising. Both Nikola Mirotic and Ersan Ilyasova should see decent minutes if Giannis is held out.

    Source: Porter Larsen on Twitter

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  • Paul George - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Paul George led the Thunder to a big road win on Friday with 28 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and five 3-pointers.

    George hit a handful of incredibly tough shots over some great defense tonight, and he predictably responded with a huge game after struggling with foul trouble in this same matchup on Wednesday. He's simply a monster.

  • Frank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (groin) returned from a 24-game absence and had five points, one trey, five assists and four rebounds in Friday's loss to the visiting Nuggets.

    Ntilikina played 25 minutes which was a little surprising considering how long he's been out of action. Still, he can be left on the wire, especially with only two games next week.

  • Dennis Schroder - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder was superb on Friday night, going 10-of-16 from the field en route to 26 points, six rebounds, seven assists, a block and four 3-pointers.

    Schroder is sitting just outside the top-150 in 8-cat leagues on the year, and he's predictably fallen out of the picture in 9-cat leagues (top-200) since he no longer has access to the type of volume that can patch over his fantasy weaknesses. That said, he's been a huge lift to the Thunder second unit and is still fine to roll out in lineups as long as you're not hoping for more than points and dimes.

  • Jerami Grant - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Jerami Grant responded nicely from Wednesday's 3-for-14 dud, posting 19 points and a career-high five 3-pointers in Friday's win over the Raptors.

    The shoe was on the other foot in the rematch here, as tonight was the night for OKC to rain down triples. One of the worst longball teams in the league, the Thunder managed to hit 20-of-43 from behind the arc tonight. Grant didn't do much else with just three rebounds and two assists before fouling out after 36 minutes, but his career night from deep helped push the team to a much-needed win. Expect more typical production going forward.

  • Steven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams' quiet run continued on Friday night as he corralled nine points and five rebounds in 33 minutes, though he did save his day with two steals and three blocks.

    Adams is regarded as one of fantasy's most consistent players but he's sitting with late-round returns over the last couple of weeks. Obviously you want to give a player of his caliber the benefit of the doubt but owners in desperation scenarios (probably in part because of Adams' subpar play) might need to look for an immediate boost. We're too close to the end of the year to not try and improve wherever possible.

  • Lance Stephenson - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lance Stephenson (left toe sprain) will play on Friday vs. the Kings while Mike Muscala (sore right ankle) will not.

    It’ll be nice for Lakers’ fans to see Stephenson strumming his air guitar but he can be left on the wire as long as LeBron James is still active. We’ll see if Moritz Wagner can get some extra run with Muscala out. 

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook delivered 18 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists, four steals, a block and two 3-pointers in Friday's road win, though he did go 6-of-20 from the field.

    Westbrook's shot wasn't there but he ratcheted up the intensity in the second half of a game that the Thunder needed to have, playing a number of nice defensive possessions and grabbing some big offensive rebounds. As for the poor efficiency, that really shouldn't be news to you at this point.

  • Nikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic only hit 8-of-20 from the field but still had more than a decent game with 21 points, one trey, 21 rebounds, five dimes and one turnover in Friday’s road win over the Knicks.

    It was also the second straight game with no defensive stats but owners can;t be too upset, especially with four more games next week. Paul Millsap added eight points, nine boards and four assists and has been a top-50 play over his last 20 games after sputtering out of the top-150 during the middle part of the season.

  • Mason Plumlee - F/C - Denver Nuggets

    Mason Plumlee had another good game collecting nine boards to go with his 11 points, four assists, a block and no turnovers in Friday's dismantling of the Knicks.

    Plumlee has been a top-160 play in 9-cat over his last four games and if you're punting free throw percentage he moves up to top-115. He hit 3-of-4 from the stripe tonight but is a risky play for anyone not in punt formats due too his poor foul shooting (54.5 percent on the season).

  • Jonas Valanciunas - C - Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas set a new career-high in rebounds on Friday night against the Magic, finishing another big performance with 23 points, 24 rebounds, three assists, four blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Valanciunas went 10-of-19 from the field in his 41 minutes. He's predictably found the next level now that he's on a team that won't platoon him, and his real-life limitations don't mean a thing in fantasy as long as he's putting up huge lines like this. This was the 14th double-double of the year for Big Science, and his seventh since joining the Grizzlies just over a month ago. Valanciunas followed up his career-best scoring game from Wednesday with a new personal best in rebounds, and we're excited to see what's next up on his list.