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  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore recovered from his bout with gastroenteritis and was able to score six points on 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc with one assist in 10 minutes off the bench.

    Eric Gordon (16 points, 30 minutes) also made his return in this game and there was no need for McLemore to see an extended run. He's now relegated to being a deep-league 3s streamer now that Gordon is healthy and playing.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook returned from a one-game absence on Tuesday and was able to help lead the Rockets to a 117-111 win over the Wolves thanks to his 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting, six rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

    Westbrook also committed six turnovers and failed to record a 3-pointer. Outside of his 27 points, the biggest highlight of his line was his four steals. That said, you can count on him for double-digit contributions in scoring as well as reliable numbers in assists, rebounds and steals ROS.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (sore right knee) logged 30 minutes off the bench in his return on Tuesday and managed to put up 16 points on 5-of-15 shooting with two 3s, two rebounds and one assist.

    Gordon's 30-minute workload is an encouraging sign that his knees are up to the challenge. At least for now. On that note, he's still just a 3-point streamer in standard leagues and a hold/pickup in 16-teamers or deeper.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (sore right knee) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are both available to play against the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Gordon and McLemore should return to their usual roles in what should be a high scoring affair of two teams that love to spread the floor and shoot triples. Get Gordon back in your lineup for this one, while McLemore is a deep-league streaming consideration for owners who want some extra triples.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (knee) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are both being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wolves.

    Chris Clemons was assigned to the G League earlier on Tuesday, so it is very likely that one or both of these wings are available for this one. This looks to have shootout written all over it, so be sure to check back in before game time for an official call on their playing status.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Chris Clemons
    PG, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have assigned Chris Clemons to the Vipers G League on Tuesday.

    This could be an indication that Ben McLemore and/or Eric Gordon are available for Tuesday's game against the Wolves.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (right knee soreness) and Ben McLemore (gastroenteritis) are both listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves.

    Gordon and McLemore are three-point specialists as most players are within the Rockets' rotation. Neither player does enough outside of scoring to be worth rostering in standard leagues. They can be worth a look as a specialist in 16-team leagues and deeper.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden remained in his shooting slump on Sunday vs. the Magic, going for 23 points on 6-of-19 FG, along with seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Harden will always put together plenty of numbers in the Rockets' system, but he has now had five consecutive games with sub .400 shooting. He remains a top-2 option so you can't complain much about where things stand, but it sure would be nice for Harden to break out of this slump against the Wolves on Tuesday. Plenty of playoff matchups will be on the line.

  • Jeff Green
    SF, Houston Rockets

    Jeff Green was productive again for the Rockets with 18 points (8-of-8 FG), five rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal on Sunday versus the Magic.

    Green is going to maintain some usefulness for 16-team formats as long as he keeps shooting this well. He is going to have to come back down to earth in the near future, but he can be streamed in standard leagues for as long as he is shooting so well and receiving minutes in the mid-20s. This would not be the first time we saw a fantasy player suddenly discover boosted value after joining the Rockets.

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook put up 24 points (9-of-19 FG, 4-of-5 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and eight turnovers against the Magic on Sunday.

    Westbrook's day off left him in better shape for this one than most of his teammates, as the Rockets were never close throughout the second half. Westbrook will always get his though, and his value will largely live or die by the strength of his shooting from the field and free-throw line. The turnovers will always be extreme though. He remains a top-30 option on this version of the team.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Houston Rockets

    Robert Covington struggled to reach seven points (3-of-10 FG) on Sunday vs. the Magic, but he did put together four rebounds and four blocks

    It was largely a night to forget for Covington and the entire Rockets' roster. While the blocks helped give his manager's something, he had zero 3-pointers and steals, while also picking up four turnovers. Just throw this performance in the trash bin and send him back out there on Tuesday against the Wolves. Danuel House had a similarly empty line with six points (2-of-7 FG), three assists, one 3-pointer and three steals. House is an end of the roster type in 12-team formats, but you can probably find a hotter option on most wires as we are entering the silly season for NBA rotations.

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore is a late scratch on Sunday and will not play against the Magic as he deals with an illness.

    If you're in the Orlando area, you might want to head down to the arena in case the Rockets need help filling out their bench. Austin Rivers should get a lot of work with McLemore and Eric Gordon out, though the Rockets could also make more time for forward types like DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Green. There are no great streaming options here.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (right knee soreness) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Magic.

    Gordon was ruled out of Saturday's game and wasn't likely to play in Sunday's either. The Rockets will likely take their time with him because he's a crucial part to their team's success serving as their best scorer outside of James Harden and Russell Westbrook. With him sidelined, Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore will get more opportunity.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Houston Rockets

    Robert Covington heated up on Saturday, going for a season-high seven triples en route to 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting, complementing the scoring binge with six rebounds, one steal and two blocks.

    RoCo was the team's second scoring option tonight, with Russell Westbrook sitting out the game for rest purposes. While his owners don't necessarily keep around for his 20-point games, explosive outbursts like this are not a completely uncommon sight.

  • Jeff Green
    SF, Houston Rockets

    Jeff Green played like it was 2014-15 on Saturday, waking up with 20-point performance on 10-of-15 shooting, adding eight rebounds, two assists, four steals and one block.

    Unforturnately, Green missed all three attempts from deep, narrowly dodging a full line. Still, the combined five steals and blocks were surely a welcome surprise for his deep-league owners. His strong game came at the expense of Danuel House, who underwhelmed with three points on 1-of-4 shooting (all from deep), three rebounds and two assists.