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  • David Nwaba - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cavs coach Larry Drew said he intends to keep David Nwaba in the rotation.

    The Cavs are going nowhere fast so it makes sense to see what they have in new acquisition David Nwaba. Over the last three games, Nwaba had low-end standard league value playing in over 24 minutes a game. Owners in 14-16-deep leagues should be paying attention to see if Nwaba can keep it up.

    Source: Marla Ridenour on Twitter

  • Kyle Korver - G/F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kyle Korver expects to play on Monday against the Pistons.

    The Cavs have a long layoff between their Wednesday night game and this upcoming contest against the Pistons. This has given Korver time to get on the right track to play in the next one. He has almost zero fantasy appeal at this stage in his career. Check back on Monday to confirm his status. Ho, hum.

    Source: Marla Ridenour on Twitter

  • Cedi Osman - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman (back) managed just four points on 2-of-6 shooting in 23 minutes in his return to the lineup on Wednesday.

    He added five rebounds and three assists to the box score in this one. His minutes were monitored and he came off the bench, so do not read too much into this poor performance. Within a week he should return to his starting role, but he can be left on the wire until his level of play improves.

  • Larry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance Jr. put up 10 points, six rebounds and five assists on 3-of-4 shooting in 26 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards.

    He was also able to add six defensive stats with four steals and two blocks. He is worth an add if he is available in your league and should pick up his level of play throughout the season.

  • David Nwaba - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    David Nwaba scored 11 points with seven rebounds in 28 minutes in a blowout loss to the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Nwaba's role is slowly growing since the Cavs keep getting blown out. He will likely have a solid bench role all season long and is considered a deep league flier right now.

  • Collin Sexton - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton had 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting in 33 minutes in a loss to the Wizards on Wednesday.

    Sexton is starting to play well in the starting role and it is hard to believe that they will go back to George Hill starting when he returns. The Cavs are in tank mode and will give Sexton as many minutes as possible. He is worth an add in most leagues with the hope that he can continue this level of play for the entire season.

  • Cedi Osman - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman (back) will be available off the bench on Wednesday but will have his minutes monitored.

    Osman will not play enough to make an impact, but could be a leech for others. David Nwaba loses the most value with Osman back and once Osman is without a restriction Larry Nance will lose value as well. This is the last Cavs game of the week so Osman should remain on the wire for now.

    Source: Fred McLeod on Twitter

  • Cedi Osman - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman (back) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's matchup vs. the Wizards.

    Osman missed the last two games and could return on Wednesday, but there is no rush for the tanking Cavs. However, he still needs to be stashed in most leagues due to massive volume opportunity upon his return. The 23-year-old's numbers aren't great to start the year, but should improve as the season rolls along. While he is out David Nwaba stands to benefit the most after his 18-point outburst on Tuesday. Nwaba is a flier stash as well in 12-14 team leagues since he should receive plenty of opportunities on a Cavs team devoid of talent.

    Source: Zach Rosen on Twitter

  • Kyle Korver - G/F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kyle Korver (foot) has been ruled out on Wednesday against the Wizards.

    Korver is playing just 15.3 mpg this season and is a likely trade candidate at the deadline. Sixers maybe? He will only be playing as a way to showcase him, but as soon as he is gone they will afford that playing time to younger players such as David Nwaba, who everyone should have their eye on.

    Source: Zach Rosen on Twitter

  • Cedi Osman - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Talking to reporters yesterday, Larry Drew said that it's possible, but he doubts Cedi Osman will be able to go against the Wizards tonight.

    Osman was a limited participant in Monday’s practice and he missed the game on Tuesday. The Cavs don’t have a game until next Monday after tonight’s visit to Washington so it’s likely that he remains out in order to fully recover. The Turkish forward has averaged 30 minutes this season but he is shooting just 37 percent from the field while commiting 2.8 turnovers, making it hard for owners to hold on to him in 9-cat leagues. Kyle Korver also missed the game yesterday while J.R. Smith, Jordan Clarkson and David Nwaba all had productive nights in a blowout win against the Hornets.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Larry Nance Jr. - F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance shot 3-for-6 from the field for seven points with 12 boards, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in the Cavs' 113-89 blowout win over the Hornets on Tuesday.

    Nance played 35 minutes at power forward as a starter, which is encouraging to see. He has the tools to pepper in stats in all categories, making him worth holding in standard leagues.

  • Collin Sexton - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Collin Sexton shot 7-for-18 from the field for 16 points with five boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes on Tuesday against the Hornets.

    Sexton is settling into his starting role and it's starting to show up in the boxscore. He did a little bit of everything tonight, which is encouraging to see from a fantasy perspective. He is worth a flier in standard leagues.

  • Tristan Thompson - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson shot 5-for-6 from the field for 11 points with 21 boards and five assists in 28 minutes on Tuesday against the Hornets.

    Thompson is putting up top-80 value since Kevin Love left the lineup, leaving all of the rebounds to be vacuumed up. There are higher upside guys to own on your waiver wire but if you are in a bind for short-term value, you could do worse in standard leagues.

  • Jordan Clarkson - G - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jordan Clarkson shot 9-for-15 from the field for 24 points with five boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes off the bench against the Hornets on Tuesday.

    Clarkson has strung together top-120 value with double-digit points and solid efficiency this season. The 24 points are a season-high for the back-up guard. He should be able to maintain end-of-the-bench value in standard leagues.

  • Kyle Korver - G/F - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kyle Korver is listed as out for Tuesday's game.

    Korver missed Monday's practice because of foot soreness and with the Cavs only playing on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, fantasy owners can't possibly trust him. There's not much in the way of fantasy impact here.

    Source: NBA.com