• Joel Embiid scored 29 points and added nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 11-of-19 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line as the Sixers beat the Bucks 116-94 on Saturday.

    Embiid led his team to the win in this one and has seen a nice boost in his efficiency over the last three games.  He should continue to be the top option on offense for Philly and could even see a slight uptick in usage with J.J. Redick out for a while.  He could still see the occasional rest game as the season goes on, but when he plays he’s a borderline first-round fantasy asset.

Fantasy News

  • Derrick White
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Derrick White scored 10 points (3-of-6 shooting) with three rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes on Saturday.

    White started for Dejounte Murray (rest) and put up a well-rounded line with great defensive stats. White is inconsistent and has his upside capped since Coach Popovich doesn't play he and Murray together. White is a player to watch in case that situation changes and he starts to see his minutes climb. Until then he is a stash with upside and will be inconsistent.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden continued his torrid offensive form scoring 49 points, along with five rebounds, six assists and eight triples in Saturday's 125-105 win vs. the Wolves.

    Harden feasted on the offensive end with Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon, Danuel House and Clint Capela all out. He went a whopping 15-of-41 from the field, including 8-of-22 from three. He also chipped 9-of-11 from the line. Harden is continuing his monster fantasy season. Just enjoy the ride.

  • Marc Gasol
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol was flat-footed in the contest shooting just 1-of-7 from the field and adding nine rebounds, two assists and a steal in Saturday's loss to the Mavs.

    Gasol matched up against Dallas' Kristaps Porzingis in this one and was dominated in the post. Gasol just could not get his shot over the 7'3" Porzingis and did not even bother to pull him out of the paint only attempting two shots from behind the arc. He just is not the player he used to be but with the Raptors injuries piling up Gasol will continue to get plenty of minutes to string fantasy owners along.

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore got the start and scored 20 points, along with four rebounds, one assist, two steald and four treys on Saturday.

    The Rockets were missing Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon, Danuel House and Clint Capela so McLemore had a lot more opportunity. He is still only a deep-league player with Westbrook and House not expected to be out for long.

  • Bryn Forbes
    SG, San Antonio Spurs

    Bryn Forbes scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting with little else in a 121-116 loss to the Blazers on Saturday.

    Forbes has low upside but can be relied on for points and threes. Expect him to contribute nothing outside of those two categories though.

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell was hot from the field tonight scoring 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting adding a career-high six 3's to go along with six rebounds, an assist and steal in Saturday's loss to the Mavericks.

    After a frigid game three nights ago against the Blazers, Powell woke up and was incredibly efficient from behind the arc. The six 3's are a career high and the Raptors relied on his shot tonight. He will continue to provide value for fantasy owners while teammate Kyle Lowry remains out with injury.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers got the start and scored 19 points, along with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on Saturday.

    Austin Rivers got the start with Russell Westbrook resting on the second night of a back-to-back set. With Westbrook expected to return next game, Rivers is only a deep-league player.

  • Rudy Gay
    SF, San Antonio Spurs

    Rudy Gay scored 16 points (5-of-7 from the field) on Saturday to go with four rebounds, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

    Gay won't wow people with his stats, but he is a solid late-round player with a consistent role.

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze only played 12 minutes on Saturday with the Pacers back at full strength.

    Myles Turner showed no rust despite missing a couple weeks, logging 35 minutes, which basically ate up all of Bitadze's upside. You can hang on for another game if you want given his elite blocks potential, but the rookie looks destined for deep-league status until another injury strikes.

  • Chris Clemons
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Chris Clemons got hot from three with five triples to help him score 19 points, and added one rebound and two steals on Saturday.

    Chris Clemons came off the bench to play 28 minutes and wasn't shy, attempting 11 shots. He is only a stream option at best.