March 16, 2016, 2:23 pm
LeBron James will be rested for Thursday’s game against the Mavs and Iman Shumpert will start in his place.
This could be the start of rolling rest days for the Cavs’ key players like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, too. Shumpert hasn’t really stepped up at all this season in fantasy leagues, but J.R. Smith’s value becomes more stable while he’ll reach for LeBron’s points, and a guy like Richard Jefferson could also be worth a look in daily or DFS formats. Tristan Thompson will start and along with whatever Timofey Mozgov bring that will keep Zaza Pachulia more active than the Mavs probably want him to be.