• Kris Dunn
    G, Chicago Bulls

    According to coach Fred Hoiberg, Kris Dunn (sprained MCL) has started doing straight-ahead running and there's no change in his timetable.

    The original timetable was 4-to-6 weeks and today marks the fourth week since Dunn suffered the injury. The Bulls are not rushing any of their young players back from injury, so do not expect Dunn to return soon – he's still probably a few weeks away. Over the past two weeks, Shaq Harrison has played 20.0 minutes per game off the bench and has cracked the top-120 per game value, while Ryan Arcidiacono has been starting but is barely in the top-200. Those two are the only ones worth a look while Dunn is out.

    Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter

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  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden lead the way in Houston's Wednesday's win over the Clippers, finishing with 47 points (12-of-26 shooting), seven rebounds, three assists, six triples and an effective 16-of-17 shooting mark from the free throw line.

    The free throws dwarf the output of pretty much any other NBA player, but it's just another Wednesday for Harden. His freethrow shooting numbers are one of his biggest drivers in fantasy value, and his owners should be pleased with this output after a few games of clanking a handful of them off the iron. He's a safe bet to finish the season as a top-3 value.

  • PJ Washington
    PF, Charlotte Hornets

    PJ Washington was quiet on Wednesday, ending with only five points (2-of-7 shooting), three rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

    Washington has been a solid addition for the Hornets this year. Even in his quiet games like tonight, it's nice to see he can still add a couple of blocks to his line. There's no need to panic after tonight's game.

  • Grant Williams
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Grant Williams couldn't take advantage of a thin Celtics frontcourt on Wednesday, logging 11 minutes with two points, three rebounds, a steal and a block.

    Williams was a popular DFS play today and was expected to see minutes at center with Robert Williams and Daniel Theis both out, but Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier were both solid enough to make the rookie an afterthought. Williams has a pretty good stat set but is outside the top-300 and is only a deep-league stash at the moment.

  • Carsen Edwards
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 18 points in Wednesday's win over the Wizards, adding four rebounds, three assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in just 20 minutes of action.

    The Celtics blew things open a bit in the fourth before a late push got the score to respectable territory, so we're not going to expect similar output in the next one. That said, Edwards is a wonderful scorer and could come into a nice bench role while Gordon Hayward is out. Consider him in 16-teamers for end-of-bench scoring punch.

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz struggled throughout Wednesday's win over the 76ers, finishing with just eight points, four rebounds and three assists and a steal in 21 minutes.

    Though Fultz was thoroughly outplayed by D.J Augustin (12 points, eight assists, five rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes), he still looks like he'll be holding onto the starting job for the forseeable future. His presence in the starting lineup doesn't give him standard league value, and saps Augustin of any that he had previously.

  • Vincent Poirier
    C, Boston Celtics

    Vincent Poirier took advantage of the Celtics' thin frontcourt on Wednesday, turning nine minutes of work into three points, four rebounds, three assists and a block.

    Poierier has appeared in just five games all season, and this game saw him set career-highs in playing time, points, rebounds and assists. He's a name to know in 30-teamers if Boston's frontcourt players keep getting hurt.

  • Malik Monk
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk had a season-high 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field while adding eight boards, five assists, and a block on Wednesday night.

    Monk saw his most action of the season tonight and returned one of his best performances. This uptick is due to Dwayne Bacon's absence, and while he had a nice stat line in this one, he is still only an option in deeper leagues.

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal put up a monstrous line in Wednesday's road loss, scoring 44 points on 17-of-27 shooting to go with five rebounds, six assists, a steal and four 3-pointers.

    Beal's heroics weren't enough as the Wizards lost the rope for most of the fourth quarter, but he's been steadily improving and perhaps this is the start of a hot streak that can vault him back into early-round territory. A guy who was picked around the first-round turn, he is currently producing top-35/65 value. It'd be a surprise if Beal finished the year outside the top-20.

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon was all over the place in Wednesday's win over the Sixers, finishing with 18 points (4-of-12 shooting), 13 rebounds, seven assists, a steal, a block and three triples in 36 minutes.

    The line was almost stellar if not for the poor shooting numbers from the floor. Aaron Gordon has been real tough to own this season, sitting at top-130 value after many had to use mid-round picks to get him. He won't be this bad all year, but there is not a ton of optimism that he can return the value that owners drafted him at. It wouldn't be the worst idea to see if you can move off of him after a bg counting stat performance like this.

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas returned to Boston again and produced 18 points (7-of-14 shooting), seven assists and three 3-pointers on Wednesday.

    Thomas returning to play the Celtics is going to be a storyline for the rest of his career, and perhaps it's not a coincidence that he had his best game in over a week tonight. So far IT is cooking up top-110/140 (8/9-cat) value but there's easy top-100 upside. He remains a buy-low option, with health the only thing preventing Thomas from turning in a tidy bounceback campaign.