• Joel Embiid
    F/C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (illness) is probable for Monday's Game 2 versus the Raptors.

    Embiid missed morning shootaround due to gastroenteritis, but is expected to suit up for tonight's game. Embiid will draw a difficult matchup versus Marc Gasol and battling an illness and knee soreness surely will not help.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

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  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young ran the show on Thursday night, scoring a season-high 50 points (12-of-25 shooting, 18-of-19 from the line), eight assists, eight 3-pointers and seven turnovers in 40 minutes.

    Young continued his great season and produced exactly how we expect him to. He scored in bunches, made a lot of triples, picked up his fair share of dimes and turned it over in bulk as well. These are kind of the four things we expect right now from Young. Some days are going to be tougher shooting the ball but Young is a top-20 asset for all leagues.

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez scored 18 points on Thursday night in 24 minutes of action as the Bucks routed the Pistons 126-106.

    Lopez was very efficient while making 9-of-10 from the line. Unfortunately, this was a pretty empty line because he only pulled down two boards and didn't block any shots. He should still be a top-50 asset going forward and he should continue to block shots at high volume.

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe scored 19 points to go along with four rebounds and six assists in 27 minutes in Thursday's win over the Pistons.

    Bledsoe added two triples and three defensive counters to a great line. Bled has had some rough patches at times this year, but he's really hitting his stride and he is a must-start option for all fantasy teams.

  • George Hill
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill played 20 quiet minutes on Thursday, scoring four points and dishing out three assists.

    Hill returned to the court in this game and he was a welcome return for the Bucks. He was not particularly productive in this one, but he is a reliable and steady producer for this team who continues to be underrated from a real team standpoint. He'll be a deep-league option going forward.

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton continued his strong run of play on Thursday with 28 points, eight rebounds, four triples in 32 minutes against the Pistons.

    Middleton is the perfect Robin to GA's Batman. He just goes to work and does his job. That quiet production has vaulted him to 21st overall in 9-cat leagues because he just doesn't hurt fantasy teams (or the Bucks, for that matter) in any way. Just like his nickname, he has been Khash money all year.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo led from the front in Thursday's win over the Pistons, with 33 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block.

    Antetokounmpo was sharp in this game and went right back to his MVP ways after missing the last two games before the All-Star break for the birth of his child. The Bucks are the team to beat right now so we'll see how much rest GA gets going forward after 32 minutes in this blowout.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. approached a triple-double on Thursday, finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in 32 minutes.

    Brown went off in garbage time against the Bucks in this one and played more minutes than starting guards Derrick Rose and Svi Mykhaliuk. The wide margin may have played a factor in Rose's 23 minutes. Rose had 12 points in those 23 minutes, while Mykhaliuk struggled and had seven points in 29 minutes. All three of these guards are kind of doing some musical chairs on a night-to-night basis but they may all be late-round plays in deep leagues with some upside. We'll have to monitor how this rotation shakes out especially when Luke Kennard is healthy.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood scored 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds in 27 minutes to lead the Pistons as they got routed by the Bucks on Thursday.

    Wood picked up right where he left off going into the All-Star break and is going to be one of the biggest fantasy contributors on an otherwise disappointing roster. Thon Maker started in this game and played 18 minutes for his 11 points, six boards, three triples and two blocks. Maker could similarly be productive. He has been a good shot blocker and top-120 player since the Andre Drummond trade.

  • Sekou Doumbouya
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Sekou Doumbouya was largely unproductive in a team-high 34 minutes on Thursday, scoring just eight points to go with five rebounds and three assists.

    Doumbouya got a ton of run in this blowout loss to the Bucks and this could be foreshadowing for the upcoming games as the Pistons have nothing to play for. Unfortunately, he didn't produce much here but we have to assume he's going to get more looks. He should be a good volume producer if he gets playing time at this rate.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (leg contusion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Warriors.

    Gordon won't play in this one but could return as soon as Saturday. In the interim, the new arrivals in Houston, Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll, will be available and may get into the game. The Rockets have somewhere between seven and 45 wing players so we'll see how that rotation shakes out today.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter