Fantasy News

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, New York Knicks

    Marcus Morris dropped in 21 points (7-for-15 shooting), 10 rebounds, three triples and two assists in Friday's loss to the Raptors.

    Morris played more minutes than anyone on the team with 37, riding that usage to a productive fantasy night as he's done all year.

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton finished Friday's loss to the Raptors with 13 points (5-for-11 shooting), 11 assists, four rebounds, two steals and a triple.

    Payton was second on the team in minutes and appears to be someone that shouldn't be left on any waiver wires. Assists are hard to come by and Payton provides them when he's healthy.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden managed to return to Friday's game and even started in the fourth quarter after briefly experiencing tightness in his thigh.

    No worries. At least not now. Harden is tough as nails and it's good to see him back and ready to close this game out.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Bobby Portis
    PF, New York Knicks

    Bobby Portis played 27 minutes off the bench on Friday, finishing with 12 points (5-for-8 shooting), four rebounds, three assists and a triple.

    Portis played more minutes than starters Reggie Bullock (11 points, three rebounds, one assist) and Taj Gibson (four points, five rebounds, two assists, one block). It's tough to predict which Knicks bench player will produce each night.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden experienced some tightness in his thigh and went to the locker room on Friday to loosen it up on an exercise bike.

    His return is up in the air right now and it all depends on how well Harden's thigh responds to the therapy. He's one of the toughest cookies in the league, so there's a good chance he guts this one out.

    Source: Brian Hall on Twittere

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson caught fire off the bench on Friday, scoring 21 points (7-for-10 shooting), four triples, a rebound and a steal.

    Dotson needed only 27 minutes to tie for the team lead in scoring. This was an unsustainable shooting display from Dotson coming on a night the Knicks were dealing with some injuries. Nothing to see here at this time.

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len has a right hip flexor strain and will not return to Friday's game.

    Len managed to play 14 minutes in this one but missed all three shot attempts from the field to finish with zero points, four rebounds, one steal and three blocks. The defensive numbers may have been candy, but Len's lack of durability has been lemon-sour and he can be left on the wire until he's 100 percent right.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder is in a nasty funk and it found a new low on Friday with the forward recording seven rebounds, three assists and one steal, going scoreless as he missed his only two shot attemps from the field (both 3s).

    Crowder is not the 3-and-D guy you're holding out for, at least not lately with him flirting with top-240 value over the last two weeks. Needless to say, it's time to drop him for a more productive fella off the wire.

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackon Jr. committed five fouls in Friday's 125-112 win over the Pistons, but found a way to be productive, putting up 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting with four 3-pointrs, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

    It's really only a matter of time until JJJ figures out how to play more intelligently on defense to avoid foul trouble. While it's not rocket science, he's struggled with it on and off this season. Once that enigma has been solved, his true greatness and fantasy dominance will finally be unleashed.

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker chipped in 37 points (12-for-23 shooting), six assists, six triples, four steals, two rebounds and a block as the Celtics defeated the Magic 109-98.

    Walker also drew 7 free throw attempts, draining all of them. It was a great night for Walker who had a clear path to production with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown missing the game.