• Cory Joseph
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    The Suns, Wizards, Kings and Bulls are among the teams that have shown interest in Cory Joseph, per Shams Charania.

    Point-guard-needy teams should be all over Joseph, as he can be a cost-effective backup and acceptable fill-in starter to help any young players learn the ropes. CoJo figures to get more interest as the top guards on the market sign on, as his game fits with just about any team — from rebuilds to contenders.

    Source: The Athletic

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  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter stuffed the stat sheet on Friday night, scoring 18 points as well as two rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers.

    Huerter should not be on any waiver wires. He looks to have found his groove and there's a legitimate chance for him to finish as a top-100 player. He does a little bit of everything for the Hawks, and while there will be random bad games sprinkled in, Huerter can contribute in every category like this.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler scored 14 points (3-of-8 from the field) with 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 115-108 win over the Thunder on Friday.

    Butler didn't take too many shots but went a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line and put up a well-rounded fantasy line to make up for it. Butler is on the edge of first-round value and is a lock for the top-20 as the star in Miami.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting and added two rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers on Friday.

    Nunn is on a hot stretch and has scored over 20 points in three straight games with 10 threes over that span. Nunn doesn't offer much outside of points and threes, but he has posted standard-league value all season and is a fine player to have at the end of your bench. Don't hesitate to drop him for a hot pickup though.

  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry briefly left Friday's game after banging his knee but was able to return and said he'd be fine in the postgame media session.

    Lowry finished with 11 points, three rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two 3-pointers, but more importantly, only logged 22 minutes thanks to Toronto blowing the Wizards away. The fact that he was able to get a head start on his rest might be big for his chances of suiting up in tomorrow's game in Minnesota. Check back for another update tomorrow, but you can tentatively pencil Lowry into lineups.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas finished Friday's 113-109 win over the Cavs with only eight points but 18 rebounds, four assists and four blocks.

    Valanciunas predictably feasted, as Tristan Thompson got ejected and nobody else could hang with JV on the glass. He's going to cruise along with top-65 numbers from here on out, with the Grizzlies settling into a nice rhythm that has their main frontcourt pieces all returning standard-league value. Expect Valanciunas to put more points on the board in the next contest.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke put forth a strong effort in Friday's home victory over the Cavs, chipping in 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 24 minutes.

    Clarke went through a little lull at the start of January but has been solid through the last week, so hopefully you were able to buy low. The rookie has been outstanding, and his current top-100/80 standing in 8/9-cat leagues is buoyed by an elite .635 mark from the field. Fellow rookie Ja Morant was also solid in this one, posting 16 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block. Big multi-cat lines are becoming a very regular occurrence there.

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jae Crowder played through hip soreness on Friday night and was able to manage nine points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and a 3-pointer.

    Nothing spectacular but Crowder played 30 minutes and this is the sort of plodding line that has him as a worthwhile option for the end of benches in 12-team leagues. His shooting isn't good but the rebounds, steals and threes are generally there.

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum will not return vs. the Mavs on Friday after spraining his left ankle.

    McCollum rolled his ankle after stepping on Maxi Kleber's foot. Check back for an update on McCollum in the next couple of days. Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr. are likely to see increased minutes and are two names to watch in 16-team leagues while McCollum is out. Damian Lillard, Carmelo Anthony and Hassan Whiteside will see a boost in value with McCollum out.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackson Jr. had a very quiet night against the Cavs on Friday, posting just 10 points, one rebound and a steal in 20 minutes of action.

    Jackson picked up three fouls tonight and Brandon Clarke played well, so things just weren't going his way. Don't sweat this one much and expect JJJ to get back to typical business in the next one.

  • Dillon Brooks
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Dillon Brooks continued his nice scoring run in Friday's win, tallying 26 points and four 3-pointers while going 9-of-17 from the field.

    Brooks did basically nothing else in the box score but there's low-end pickup appeal in all formats while he's running this hot. In his last seven, he's scored 22, 19, 28, 22, seven, 24 and now 26 points. Let the good times roll.