• CJ McCollum - G - Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum (lower left leg) will not return in Saturday's game against the Spurs.

    It looks like a serious leg injury and the last thing the Blazers can do right now is force McCollum to play. There's no timetable yet on how long this injury would take but let's hope he'll be ready for the playoffs.

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  • James Harden - G - Houston Rockets

    James Harden destroyed the Grizzlies on Wednesday despite losing 126-125 in overtime as he had 57 points on 18-of-39 shooting.

    He hit nine triples and made all 12 of his attempts from the line. He also added seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks to the stat sheet. Harden is the No. 1 fantasy player even in 9-cat formats despite the huge turnover ratio, and the historic season just keeps getting better game-by-game.

  • Chris Paul - G - Houston Rockets

    Chris Paul put up 18 points with seven rebounds and seven assists on 6-of-17 shooting in an overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    He made two 3-pointers and added one steal to the box score. Paul is still a top-20 value on the season, but his ceiling is obviously limited due to the usage and dominance of James Harden. However, he is still one of the top fantasy point guards as always.

  • Iman Shumpert - G - Houston Rockets

    Iman Shumpert started for Eric Gordon (rest) on Wednesday and put up four points and two steals in 23 minutes of action in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    He is not worth owning in any formats and he did not pay dividends for anyone that picked him in DFS for this one.

  • Damian Lillard - G - Trail Blazers

    Damian Lillard scored 33 points on 9-of-18 shooting (6-of-12 3PTs, 9-of-10 FTs) with five rebounds, 12 assists and two steals over 30 minutes in the Blazers' 126-118 win over the Mavs on Wednesday.

    Lillard is going to go off with C.J. McCollum out whenever he is on the floor, so keep an eye on the standings and root for the Blazers to keep having meaningful games.

  • Maurice Harkless - F - Trail Blazers

    Moe Harkless scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 25 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.

    Harkless can pop off like this pretty much at any time but he also has a well-known knee issue that might be prime for games off. With no action until Saturday it just adds to the risk profile, but with production like this and C.J. McCollum out there's a lot to like.

  • Mike Conley - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    Mike Conley put up 35 points with five rebounds and eight assists on 12-of-23 shooting in an overtime win against the Rockets on Wednesday.

    He made six of his nine attempts from deep and made all five of his attempts from the line. Conley has been a top-15 value over the past month and looks to be one of the most reliable point guards to own heading down the final stretch of the season.

  • Jonas Valanciunas - C - Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas put up a career-high 33 points with 15 rebounds in a 126-125 overtime win over the Rockets on Wednesday.

    He shot 10-of-19 from the field and 13-of-17 from the line and continues to dominate for the Grizzlies. He should put up middle-round value for the remaining 11 games and will be a highly coveted center option heading into next season.

  • Jake Layman - F - Trail Blazers

    Jake Layman started once again with C.J. McCollum (knee) out and scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds and one block in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.

    Layman has struggled with his shot over the last week but when he was humming a few weeks ago he ran as a late-round guy. A bounceback from his 24 percent shooting over the last week could coincide nicely with additional playing time, but keep in mind that the Blazers don't play until Saturday against the Pistons.

  • Enes Kanter - C - Trail Blazers

    Enes Kanter double-doubled with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Mavs.

    The Blazers need additional scoring with C.J. McCollum out so Kanter will become a bit more useful for them, but he's still playing behind Jusuf Nurkic (22 minutes, 13 points, 10 boards) so any upside is capped. Give him a look if his proficient categories can help you.

  • Seth Curry - G - Trail Blazers

    Seth Curry hit 8-of-16 shots (including four threes) for 20 points, five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 28 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Blazers.

    Curry is on the radar as a guy with late-round credentials with C.J. McCollum out, so depending on your category needs he has some wiggle to his value. And in a small sample size anything is possible for a scorer on a team that needs scoring.