January 17, 2019, 12:48 amRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood posted 20 points on 7-of-15 from the field on Wednesday night as the Cavs fell in Portland.
Hood added four rebounds and two assists to fill out his hollow line, though he did hit all six free throws. He's dealt with Achilles issues lately and was still on a bit of a minutes limit tonight but at least he was able to stay productive. Alec Burks was less fortunate with seven points in 24 minutes. This is a deep-league situation when both are healthy.
January 17, 2019, 12:46 amJordan Clarkson - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Jordan Clarkson scored a team-high 22 points in Wednesday's loss to the Blazers, hitting 9-of-17 from the field with a pair of triples.
Clarkson made no other contributions to the box score aside from three assists, but he has become a dependable scorer. It's a weird state of affairs when Jordan Clarkson is a team's most dependable fantasy asset, but he just doesn't seem to feel the squeeze when Cleveland gets blow out. He should be in all lineups in all leagues.
January 17, 2019, 12:43 amAnte Zizic - C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic finished Wednesday's blowout loss with 16 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 27 minutes.
The Cavs got smoked, as you would expect, so garbage time ruled the day. Tristan Thompson played only 21 minutes with four points and eight rebounds while Jaron Blossomgame joined Zizic in the fun with eight points, 10 rebounds and two blocks. Thompson remains the only guy to look for in most fantasy leagues but the blowout risk is a very real concern. Zizic is worth a shot in 20-team leagues while Larry Nance (sprained MCL) is out.
January 16, 2019, 1:31 pmCameron Payne - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Cameron Payne has signed another 10-day deal with the Cavs.
After these 10 days, the Cavs will either let Payne walk or sign him for the rest of the year. He's averaged 8.8 points, 2.8 assists and 1.5 threes in 17.8 mpg across four games with the Cavs. If those numbers float your boat, go for it. You've got 10 days of similar production left.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 1:19 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have reportedly fielded multiple calls on the availability of Tristan Thompson.
Thompson has had a terrific season for an awful team, and the fact that he's remained focused, hard-working and a source of quality leadership to the team's younger players hasn't gone unnoticed. The big man is on a hefty contract so it wouldn't be a throwaway deal if he were to be moved, but there's little doubt that he could provide a huge boost on the glass for any number of playoff hopefuls. A trade would probably hurt his fantasy value so his fantasy owners should hope that nothing happens.
Source: Amico Hoops
January 14, 2019, 12:16 amTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson had 15 points with 14 rebounds and two blocks on 7-of-14 shooting in a 101-95 win over the Lakers on Sunday.
Thompson is typically a late-round guy and is worth owning in standard leagues as long as he is starting for the Cavs. He is a great rebounding specialist and is just outside the top-100 on the season. The Ante Zizic run is over as he had zero points and four rebounds with Thompson back so he can be sent to the wire.
January 14, 2019, 12:11 amCedi Osman - F - Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman put up 20 points with eight rebounds in a game-high 42 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Wednesday.
He made two 3-pointers and added two steals to the box score. He is more of a points than a categories guy as he is outside the top-200 in 9-cat leagues. He can remain on the wire, but is useful for points and rebounds in deep leagues.
January 14, 2019, 12:05 amAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks put up 17 points with 13 rebounds as the Cavs snapped their 12-game losing streak against the Lakers on Sunday.
The entire Cavs starting five was fantastic in this game and Burks continued his solid play as of late. He has been putting up top-60 value over the past two weeks and has fit in well with the Cavs since getting traded to them. Collin Sexton and Rodney Hood had similar lines as both had three rebounds, three assists and one steal, but Sexton had 17 points and Hood had 18 points. The Cavs are in tank mode, so it is a good sign for them that they need everyone to play this well to beat a LeBron-less Lakers team.
January 11, 2019, 11:40 pmAlec Burks - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Alec Burks was one of the few bright spots for the Cavs in their 113-141 loss to the blazing Rockets on Friday, recording a solid line featuring 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting, seven rebounds, four dimes, a trey, a steal and two blocks.
Alec Burks has fit this young and injury-plagued Cavs team like a glove since joining them, recording enough juice in fantasy to be worth owning in 14-team leagues or deeper.
January 11, 2019, 11:36 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood played on a minutes limit on Friday thanks to a sore left Achilles tendon and as expected did not do much in 18 minutes, posting six points, two rebounds and two assists.
Hood is simply too unreliable and too often injured this season to be used even in deep leagues. He needs to string together at least three solid games before he earns our trust.
January 11, 2019, 11:31 pmTristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson had the unenviable task of containing a younger, more athletic Clint Capela on Friday and was limited by foul trouble, mustering just six points, five boards, two assists and two steals.
Thompson failed to post a standard-league worthy line, but considering his mismatch we can give him a pass. Considering he context the Cavs are in, T.T. manages remain relevant while both Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. remain sidelined.
January 11, 2019, 11:25 pmAnte Zizic - C - Cleveland Cavaliers
Ante Zizic picked up some scrap playing time as the Cavs were blown out by the Rockets on Friday and responded with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting, adding eight rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes.
He's not going to shine like this on a consistent basis, so you may want to hold off on grabbing him off the wire. That said, Zizic has done enough in the absence of Larry Nance Jr. (sprained MCL), to warrant being on watch lists in 16-team leagues or deeper.
January 11, 2019, 6:22 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (sore left Achilles tendon) said he will play on Friday vs. the Rockets.
Hood also said that his minutes will be limited. He had been playing pretty well (top-100) in the two weeks prior to his injury but he’s better suited for deeper formats considering the depth in Cleveland’s backcourt and his inability to stay healthy.
Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter
January 10, 2019, 6:35 pmRodney Hood - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Rodney Hood (sore left Achilles) is listed as questionable for Friday's game.
Hood dealt with an Achilles injury earlier in the season, so the Cavs could be a little more cautious this time around. Look for him to get in a practice before returning. Alec Burks will take Hood's minutes, but Jordan Clarkson is the preferred backcourt option for fantasy.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 10, 2019, 3:44 pmLarry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. sustained a sprained MCL and could miss two weeks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Nance had an MRI that revealed the injury on Thursday. The injury was not believed to be serious, but the MRI showed that he will need an extended absence. While he's out, Tristan Thompson, Ante Zizic, Cedi Osman and Jaron Blossomgame will soak up his minutes.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter