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  • Maxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber turned in 18 points, 12 rebounds, a block and three 3-pointers in Saturday's 121-116 win over the Cavs.

    Kleber has rounded into form over the last couple weeks with top-100/75 value in 8/9-cat leagues, which is a welcome sight after he struggled in the immediate aftermath of the DeAndre Jordan trade. He's worth a look in standard leagues while he's playing well, and he can chip in with rebounds, threes and blocks. Most of the Mavs had solid outings against Cleveland tonight, with Dwight Powell and Dirk Nowitzki also turning in excellent lines up front.

  • Dwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Dwight Powell delivered 16 points on 8-of-10 from the field in Saturday's home win, adding three rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

    Powell has been a must-start option for a while now, and he's been a huge lift to field goal percentages since joining the starting five. With reliable double-figure scoring and the combined effect of 0.6 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.6 3-pointers per game over his last five, it's easy to see how Powell can cruise to the finish line with a middle-round floor.

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a team-high 22 points on Saturday night, hitting four triples with four rebounds and two assists.

    Hardaway moved to the bench for one game earlier this week but has come back with 17 and now 22 points in the following two starts. The shooting could abandon him at any time but he's a late-round source of points and triples when shots are dropping.

  • Jalen Brunson - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson posted 16 points, seven assists and two 3-pointers in only 26 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Brunson's really been playing well of late and should be rostered in all formats for his output in scoring and assists. He played the least of any starter tonight, which is a bit surprising since Dallas was missing Luka Doncic, but Trey Burke and Devin Harris stepped up off the bench. Burke had 11 points in 22 minutes while Harris had six points and nine assists in 22 minutes of his own. Outside of Brunson there's nothing to look at.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dorian Finney-Smith finished Saturday's win with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists, a block and four 3-pointers in Saturday's win over the Cavs.

    Finney-Smith moved up the ladder with Luka Doncic out tonight and fittingly paid dividends for those of you who used DFS in DFS tonight. He's only a deep-league asset and a plodder at that, but nights like this are a reminder that Finney-Smith can pop with good games every now and then.

  • Dirk Nowitzki - F - Dallas Mavericks

    Dirk Nowitzki had his first well-rounded fantasy game of the season on Saturday, putting up 14 points, six rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes of action.

    Dirk finished the night four points back of Wilt Chamberlain, so expect a big night on Monday. He set a new season-high in playing time and tied season-highs in steals and blocks, and while you shouldn't expect another game like this out of Nowitzki for quite some time, it's still really cool to see.

  • Devin Harris - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Devin Harris (left ankle sprain) is available to play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Harris is a deep-league option at best and can be left on the wire.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic (right knee contusion) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Doncic's absence will open up a lot for the other Mavs. Jalen Brunson will be the team's primary playmaker, with Devin Harris (ankle, probable) set to carry that burden off the bench. Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber will play more at the forward spots, and Tim Hardaway Jr. should get more shots. Doncic has been able to play through most of his injuries this season so hopefully he's back soon.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Devin Harris - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Devin Harris (left ankle sprain) is probable for Saturday's game against the Cavs.

    Harris was upgraded from questionable and it looks as though he'll be ready to go. He's only a deep-league option, and that's if Luka Doncic is out and you think the game gets lots of garbage time.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic (right knee contusion) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Cavs.

    Doncic recently sustained a left knee strain but played through it, and while the Mavs might start leaning towards precautionary absences for the young star with the playoffs out of reach, he's also been able to play through the vast majority of his issues this year. If Doncic misses this one it should lead to more work for Jalen Brunson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber and Devin Harris.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Devin Harris - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Devin Harris (left ankle sprain) is questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Cavs.

    Harris isn’t an option for fantasy and can be left on the wire.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic scored 24 points on 10-of-23 shooting with 11 boards, nine assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on Thursday.

    It looked like Doncic was 100 percent healthy tonight as he threw down an and-one dunk over the entire city of Denver to take a one-point lead with five seconds left. However, he missed the free throw which would be the deciding factor of the game as Nikola Jokic hit a shot at the buzzer. Even though it seems like Doncic is always questionable lately, you have to keep the young stud in your lineups at all times.

  • Jalen Brunson - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson scored 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go with five rebounds, four assists, a steal and three 3-pointers against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Brunson is on fire and he should be owned everywhere after how well he's been playing. Coach Carlisle likes him and he's been aggressive and confident with the ball as the second playmaker next to Luka Doncic and is going to give a lot of owners a huge boost in playoff formats.

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting with a rebound, three assists and three 3-pointers on Thursday.

    After being reinserted into the starting lineup, Hardaway produced a solid line for owners who held onto him after his horrible game against the Spurs. Even though he was efficient and knocking down shots, THJ didn't do anything else besides score and hit triples and on nights where his shot isn't falling it's going to look ugly.

  • Dwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks

    Dwight Powell double-doubled on Thursday with 16 points and 10 rebounds while adding a triple and a block.

    He went 5-or-10 from the floor and 5-for-5 at the line. Powell has firmly planted himself in the Mavericks' rotation for quite some time now and needs to be owned in all leagues. There's a world where he and Maxi Kleber (11 points with 11 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a 3-pointer) are both productive players in fantasy hoops, but Powell is the guy to own in Dallas.