Fantasy News

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    According to reports, the Lakers and Sixers are among the teams interested in trading for Derrick Rose.

    Rose continues to be productive for the Pistons, averaging 18.3 points and 5.9 assists. His fantasy value would likely decline if a contender acquired him. Rose has said that he is happy in Detroit, but he cannot block a trade.

    Source: Yahoo Sports

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams left Monday's game with a left ankle sprain and has been ruled out for the game.

    The injury occurred when Clint Capela flagrantly fouled him. Mike Muscala has been picking up the slack.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson scored 15 points with two rebounds, four assists, and one steal against the Nets on Monday.

    Richardson committed seven turnovers on Saturday but only one in Brooklyn. He shot 6-for-12 from the floor and 1-for-2 from the perimeter. Richardson is not a superstar but is definitely a key piece of the Sixers' rotation.

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford (left hand sprain) managed to play 26 minutes on Monday, ending with 19 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

    Horford shook off a rough game on Saturday in this return to form. He has failed to reach double digit points in only two contests during January. Horford is also worth keeping around in fantasy for his defense.

  • Nicolas Claxton
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Nicolas Claxton posted 15 points and four rebounds in just 18 minutes on Monday.

    Credit to Claxton for besting his two-day-old career high in points in just 18 minutes today. The Nets' rookie has an intriguing statistical profile and documented per-minute upside, but the team doesn't yet trust him with a full workload in either frontcourt position. He's also one of the thinnest "big" men in the league, so expect muscle watch season to feature Claxton this offseason. He's a player to add in 16-team leagues whenever the guys ahead of him get hurt, much like the wiry Chris Boucher up in Toronto.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons posted a triple-double with 34 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, five steals, and two blocks in Monday's win over the Nets.

    Did he miss anything? Owners have to be thrilled when Simmons delivers value in every category while shooting 12-for-14 from the field and 10-for-14 at the line. He played 42 minutes, and there's little wonder why Brett Brown hardly lets him leave the floor.

  • Jarrett Allen
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    Jarrett Allen posted a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double along with a steal and a block against the Sixers on Monday.

    Kudos to Allen for coming through against tough competition. He's been posting solid top-90 value on the season by way of low-end lines like this one. It's clear that he'll take a hit once DeAndre Jordan returns from his injury, but as long as Allen plays the majority of Brooklyn's center minutes, he's a solid middle-round big man with upside. Maybe Kyrie should start mentioning him next time he lists the team's young core.

  • Caris LeVert
    PG-SG, Brooklyn Nets

    Caris LeVert's season continues to be on life support, but he posted 16 points, six rebounds and six assists to help salvage some value on Monday.

    Fantasy managers will take any production they can get from LeVert at this point and he continues to disappoint even when handed prime opportunities to succeed. He's not the strongest hold, but it's hard to let go of the former 6th- or 7th-round draft pick in fantasy leagues. It's best to wait until he corrects his shooting woes and pounce at the slightest hint of a sell-high window opening up.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet scored 20 points in Monday's win over the Hawks, adding four rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

    VanVleet shot 11-for-14 from the foul line which allowed him to overcome his 4-for-11 on field goals. He also scored 29 points on Saturday. The guard hasn't missed a beat despite being out for two weeks earlier this month with a hamstring injury.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points (6-of-17 shooting) with five rebounds, seven assists and three triples in a spot-start in place of Kyrie Irving (hamstring).

    We gave Dinwiddie a lukewarm endorsement as a DFS play earlier today and this was the reason why. Dinwiddie will always put up decent numbers in relief of Kyrie Irving, but today's was a tough matchup. He might have some short-term value if Irving misses more time, but Spence's days as a top-50 asset are long gone if Kyrie's most recent injury doesn't linger.