• Anthony Davis torched the Rockets for 27 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and five blocks in the Pelicans’ 115-113 win.

    A win over a team like the Rockets should be cause for massive celebration but the Pels’ night ended on a somber note. The combination of Davis and Cousins dominated the Rockets but that combo won’t be teaming up again anytime soon. With Boogie gone for the rest of the year, Davis will likely get more shots up and have more rebounding opportunities but there’s certainly bad news that comes along with it. It’s impossible for teams to double-team both Davis and Cousins so they’ve found themselves in one-on-one situations for much of the season. That advantage goes away for the Brow from hear on out. Expect gaudy numbers and his top-five status to remain. But his field goal percentage will likely take a hit.

Fantasy News

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic had great counting statistics in tonight's 110-102 win over Toronto scoring 26 points on 5-of-14 shooting, adding 15 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and seven turnovers.

    Doncic's shot was not falling tonight though fortunately he was able to get to the line 19 times, converting 15 of them. The 15 rebounds were huge and he continues to be a nightly triple double threat. Unfortunately, he is just as likely to get a good triple double (points-rebounds-assists) as he is to get a bad one (points-rebounds-turnovers).

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little started on Saturday and scored five points (2-of-8 shooting) with eight rebounds in 32 minutes.

    Little started for the second consecutive game and saw his minutes increase from 23 to 32. Little is only a deep-league player for now but is someone to throw on a watch list in standard-leagues.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 20 points on 7-of-20 shooting, adding a solid 15 rebounds, two assists and a block in Saturday's win over Toronto.

    Porzingis matched up against Toronto's Marc Gasol and was able to generate solid offense. The output was more indicative of the volume of shots that he took than of his efficiency. For the season he is shooting around 40 percent, which is a drag as he is also a high-volume shooter. The rebounds and blocked shots will offset some of this for fantasy owners though a few more 3's would be nice.

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber got the start and played a solid 38 minutes in tonight's win over the Raptors scoring 10 points, with 6 rebounds and two steals.

    Kleber made more of an impact in real life than on the box score which should translate to an increase in playing time. He and teammate Dwight Powell will continue to share minutes but Kleber got the bulk tonight. As long as he is starting for Dallas he is startable in fantasy-land.

  • Tim Hardaway Jr.
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored just four points on 2-of-11 shooting adding one rebounds and three assists in tonight's win against the Raptors.

    TMJ got 19 minutes in tonight's match and ended up taking 11 shots, though he was only able to convert on two of them. He should not be owned in any but the deepest of leagues as he provides little else but points when given playing time, which he is not consistently being given now.

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry posted a solid line in Saturday's win over the Raptors scoring 15 points while adding six rebounds, five rebounds, and a steal and block in 33 minutes of play.

    Curry got the start and ended up playing 33 points in this one. He made the most of it and shared primary ball-handling duties with teammate Luka Doncic. Tonight was a solid outing and Curry provides intrigue for owners in need of point guard-type statistics though his value varies wildly depending on his minutes.

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet scored 24 points on 8-of-18 shooting adding four 3's, five rebounds, seven assists and a steal in Saturday's 102-110 loss to the Mavericks.

    VanVleet continues to get the green-light in teammate Kyle Lowry's absence and is able to generate plenty of shooting opportunities. The increased ball-handling opportunities is also a huge boon for his fantasy stock as he is averaging a career high 7.6 assists per game. Fantasy owners should continue to play VanVleet indiscriminately even when Lowry returns.

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum hit six threes on Saturday on his way to scoring 32 points (13-of-25 from the field) with six rebounds and seven assists.

    McCollum has struggled from the floor this season, only shooting .407 before Saturday. That should turn around for the career .453 shooter and once the shooting comes back McCollum should be a safe mid-round player.

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam went 6-of-24 for 15 points to go along with five turnovers, three rebounds, seven assists, a steal and block in Saturday's loss to the Mavs.

    Siakam struggled mightily against Dallas tonight and could not find his shot forcing up a game-high 24 shots, with 10 from behind the arc. He is clearly the Raptors offensive focal point and co-lead the team with seven assists, so tonight's stinker shouldn't discourage his fantasy owners as he will continue to provide second-round value.

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside double-doubled on Saturday with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with 12 rebounds and three blocks.

    Whiteside was also a perfect 5-of-5 from the line and is now shooting .766 from the line on the season. The free throw percentage will likely drop, but Whiteside is a walking double-double with averages of 15.3 points and 12.2 rebounds to go with 1.8 blocks.