• Iman Shumpert
    G, Houston Rockets

    Iman Shumpert (sore right calf) will not play on Sunday.

    Shumpert was able to increase the intensity of his workouts lately and could return for the next one but he'll sit out today's tilt after being listed as doubtful. There's minimal fantasy impact here.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

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  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart returned from a two-game absence on Friday night, logging 28 minutes and scoring nine points on 4-of-5 shooting.

    Smart missed time with a bruised abdomen and an illness. He added two rebounds, two assists and a three tonight. Expect better on most nights, as the Celtics had this one in control and took their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter. Smart should go right back into all fantasy lineups.

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter played 18 minutes on Friday night but wasn't able to cook up anything interesting with eight points, four rebounds and three assists.

    Kanter is mired in a nasty timeshare and is outside the top-200 on the season, though he's been better with top-170 numbers in the last two weeks. Either way it's just not enough for a guy who cost a middle-round selection, and we wouldn't blame you for a frustration drop. The fact that he's trending upward, even slowly, is enough to warrant a hold, but don't be shocked if that ends up being nothing. Starter Daniel Theis played 15 minutes and had seven points, a steal and a block while Robert Williams had three boards and a steal in 13 minutes. What a mess.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic was the only Nugget to show up in Friday's loss to the Celtics, hitting 13-of-21 from the field for 30 points along with 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Jokic would've had more assists had his teammates been anywhere close to good tonight — they combined to shoot 26-of-73. There have been grumbles about his low scoring totals of late but his percentages are both in line for correction, and The Joker is going to right this ship soon enough. Tonight might've been the start of that and the buy-low window is going to close quickly if it hasn't already.

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Juancho Hernangomez led the Nuggets bench in minutes on Friday, playing 20 and producing seven points, three rebounds and a 3-pointer.

    The Nuggets were down by 21 after three quarters so garbage time was at play, but it's notable that Hernangomez has jumped over Torrey Craig in the rotation, and surpassed Jerami Grant for at least one night. We'd expect things to get back to normal in Denver's next competitive game but deep-league owners should have this situation on the radar after tonight.

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap logged 21 minutes on Friday night, posting five points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer.

    Millsap has been at 21 minutes or less in four of his last five games and is only a late-round value in the last two weeks. He'll slip from his current middle-round, full-season value, so you can consider him a sell-high type if there's someone in your league itching to acquire him.

  • Dennis Schroder
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder scored 25 points in Friday's overtime win over the Wolves, hitting 10-of-17 from the field to go with two assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

    Schroder's been a letdown so far with just top-130/170 value, but better days are ahead whenever the Thunder either trade Chris Paul or dial back on his minutes. Schroder is still primed for a big second half and can probably be had for a song right now, so you know what to do. Assuming he doesn't get traded himself, he fills a vital role for a Thunder team that's lacking scoring punch and bench producers.

  • Abdel Nader
    SF, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Abdel Nader moved into the starting lineup on Friday but only notched six points, two rebounds and a block in 30 minutes of action.

    More troublingly, Nader only took three shots in his time on the court. After a short run of big scoring nights, Nader has only taken 13 shots combined in his last three contests. He's only worth your team in super deep leagues.

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague drew into the starting five with Andrew Wiggins out on Friday and put forth a monster effort with 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting, five rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

    Teague has accepted a bench role this year but this is the kind of night that will earn him more minutes going forward. He remains under the radar and should be viewed as a solid late-middle round option whether he's starting or not, with room to improve if his steals and threes trend back towards his career norms.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns had a huge game on Friday night, posting 30 points, five rebounds, eight assists, two steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Towns went 11-of-16 from the field and didn't commit a turnover in 37 minutes. Not bad for a guy who was considered a game-time decision due to right knee tendinopathy. KAT is going to finish among fantasy's top-5, not that that's a surprise.

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams kept his foot on the gas on Friday, delivering his best game of the season, tallying 22 points (9-of-13 FGs, 4-of-8 FTs), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks.

    Adams is scorching-hot lately, cracking the top-10 in 9-cat last week with uncharacteristic .900 shooting from the line, which will obviously see a dip after tonight. He's a sell-high player at the moment as this pace is not sustainable, plus he's also not going to be as productive if the Thunder are able to trade him away.