• Nicolas Batum (foot strain) will most likely play on Wednesday night against the Heat.

    This is great news for the Hornets as they missed Batum for their last two games. Although both games that he was out resulted in wins they could surely use his presence on the court if they wish to move on to the next round of the playoffs. If Batum is unable to play look for Jeremy Lin and Frank Kaminsky to benefit the most with Lin having more DFS appeal of the two.

Fantasy News

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum generated 27 points (10-for-22 shooting), 10 assists, six rebounds and three triples in Friday's 115-128 loss to the Pelicans.

    This is as well-rounded a line as you'll see from McCollum who stands to benefit statistically while Damian Lillard misses time. He should have the ball in his hands more which will lead to more chances to set up his teammates. He could become a sell-high if things really start popping. Stay tuned.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside accumulated 19 points (9-for-16 shooting), 12 rebounds, six blocks and two assists across 32 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Whiteside's miraculous season of putting up top-10 fantasy numbers continues with another gaudy block total in this one. Whiteside is proving to be one of the best draft day values this season. Continue riding the wave.

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points (6-for-17 shooting) in Friday's loss to the Pelicans, adding five rebounds, two triples, one assist, one steal and one block.

    Anthony was once again inefficient from the field and looked pretty slow against the athletic Pelicans lineup. Trevor Ariza started alongside Melo and chipped in 13 points (5-for-7 shooting), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, one triple and a block. Each could see a bit more usage while Damian Lillard is out.

  • Gary Trent Jr.
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Gary Trent Jr. started in place of the injured Damian Lillard on Friday and chipped in 15 points (5-for-11 shooting), three triples, two assists, one rebound and one steal.

    It sounds like Lillard is set to miss anywhere from four to six games so feel free to add Trent while Lillard is on the shelf. Expect production in threes and points mainly.

  • Josh Jackson
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Josh Jackson put up a season-high 20 points in Friday's loss to the Lakers, shooting 9-for-12 from the field and hitting two 3-pointers plus grabbing three rebounds.

    This makes it back to back games where Jackson has pinged in deep-league radars. He scored 11 points in his last game, so he's definitely someone to keep an eye on for value moving forward. Kyle Anderson started at SF but was mostly quiet in his 22 minutes with just seven points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal to his name.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis needed only 31 minutes to post 28 points (8-for-17 shooting), 13 rebounds, seven blocks, four assists, two triples and one steal in Friday's 117-105 victory over the Grizzlies.

    Davis left the game early in the first half with an injury scare before eventually returning, which explains the lower minutes total. Fortunately that didn't impact his production much as he continues to be one of the best players in fantasy basketball.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke started the second half of Friday's vs. the Lakers after Jaren Jackson Jr. went down with a knee injury and was able to excel in 33 minutes with 14 points (7-of-11 shooting), 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

    Clarke has always been a roto-friendly player and now that he's been earning some serious minutes once again, he's re-entered the standard-league conversation once again. Ridde him while he's productive.

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James schooled the Grizzlies in Friday's win, nothing 32 points (10-for-17 shooting), seven assists, three rebounds, two blocks and a triple across 36 minutes of action.

    James and the Lakers were in control of this game for the entire time, which can be said for many games in the first season of the James/Davis pairing. LeBron even drained 11 of 12 free throws tonight as he continues to add to an already elite fantasy season.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert posted a double-double in Friday's 113-104 loss to the Spurs, adding a block and two assists in 37 minutes of action.

    Gobert was efficient from the floor, going 7-for-8 on the night, but was only 4-for-7 from the free-throw line. Gobert's swat extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one block to eight. He's averaging almost two blocks per game on the season, sitting at 1.9 BPG, and that alone is worthy of fantasy ownership. Nothing new here, keep using the first-time All-Star as you normally would.

  • Gorgui Dieng
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Gorgui Dieng played well in 21 minutes off the bench on Friday, tallying 14 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Dieng got some extra burn in this one with Jaren Jackson Jr. failing to return after sustaining an injury to his knee. The injury isn't considered serious, so Dieng will remain a deep-league guy for the time being.