November 18, 2018, 12:06 amJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden toyed with the Kings in Saturday's 132-112 win, going 10-of-17 from the field for 34 points to go with four rebounds, eight assists, three steals, four 3-pointers and a perfect 10-of-10 mark at the free throw line.
Harden's routinely posting 8-cat gems but is still the sixth-ranked player in 9-cat despite 5.0 turnovers per game (and six more tonight). There's no need to ever worry about The Beard; as long as he's on the floor he's locked into first-round value.
November 18, 2018, 12:04 amChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul went 7-of-9 from the field, 6-of-8 from deep and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe to score 24 points with four rebounds, nine assists and a steal on Saturday.
Paul committed an uncharacteristic eight turnovers but it's just nice to see him post one of those classic CP3 lines after he's been up and down to start the year. His solid lines are starting to lead into one another and it feels like Paul might be ready to turn up the heat, much to the delight of fantasy owners.
November 18, 2018, 12:01 amClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela was in early-round form on Saturday night, going 11-for-14 from the field on his way to 23 points, 16 rebounds, four blocks and a steal.
That's the good stuff. Capela has had a few more strange shooting lines than expected so far but he's still north of .600 and figures to improve once the Rockets pull up from their early-season swoon. It'd be a shock if Capela didn't finish the year with top-40 value.
November 17, 2018, 11:59 pmGerald Green - G/F - Houston Rockets
Gerald Green needed only 14 minutes to score 17 points in Saturday's win over the Kings, nailing five 3-pointers and hitting 6-of-10 from the field.
Green can always pop off like this but predicting his big nights is akin to finding needles in a haystack. Congrats if you hit this one, but don't be counting on these performances.
November 17, 2018, 11:57 pmGary Clark - F - Houston Rockets
Gary Clark played 24 minutes against the Kings on Saturday, picking up five points, two rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and a career-high four blocks.
Clark has at least one defensive stat in eight of nine games this month and has played his way into the rotation. It's time to consider him a pickup in 16-team formats if he's still floating around on the wire.
November 15, 2018, 10:35 pmJames Harden - G - Houston Rockets
James Harden led the Rockets in scoring in Thursday's 107-86 win over the Warriors with 27 points on 8-of-23 shooting to go with four triples, three rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Harden was launching from deep all game and even though he made four triples, he attempted 14 shots from deep. He was able to go 7-for-8 from the free throw line to help offset his 8-for-23 mark from the floor. The Rockets offense is starting to hum again and Harden and Chris Paul are still playing the three-man game with Clint Capela hunting mismatches.
November 15, 2018, 10:35 pmChris Paul - G - Houston Rockets
Chris Paul dominated the Warriors on Thursday with 10 points, five boards, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and two triples.
Paul's line doesn't seem like much, but the seven cash counters are a big win for owners. He only logged 28 minutes because of how dominant the Rockets were with him on the court as he was a plus-20 during that span. He had his fingerprints all over the game and it looks like he's shaking off that elbow injury.
November 15, 2018, 10:35 pmEric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon got back on track on Thursday with 17 points on 5-of-13 shooting to go with three triples, three assists and a steal.
The Rockets really needed Gordon to get his shot going and he did tonight against the defending champs. He's going to be playing a lot of minutes as the Rockets have a tight rotation, but his game is limited to points and triples and he's an inefficient shooter as well. James Ennis also showed up in a major way, scoring 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting with two triples, five boards, an assist and a steal. Don't expect Ennis to come out with firepower like this every night though.
November 15, 2018, 10:35 pmGary Clark - F - Houston Rockets
Gary Clark scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks against the Warriors on Thursday.
Clark has emerged as a major surprise for the Rockets and has essentially taken all of Carmelo Anthony's minutes. He wasn't shooting well from deep prior to this game, but his hustle and defensive efforts generally lead to steals or blocks. He's not an add in standard formats, but he's someone to keep an eye on. Clark's impact is felt more in reality than fantasy.
November 15, 2018, 10:35 pmClint Capela - C - Houston Rockets
Clint Capela double-doubled against the Warriors on Thursday with 10 points and 10 rebounds while adding a steal and an assist.
Capela was 3-for-9 from the floor and for some reason has trouble finishing in the paint against the Warriors. He was still able to make his presence felt with four offensive rebounds and hit all four of his free throws. He'll be more efficient in the next one.
November 15, 2018, 7:54 pmGerald Green - G/F - Houston Rockets
Gerald Green will be available for Thursday's game against the Warriors.
Green was a game-time call, and it looks like he's ready to roll. With Carmelo Anthony gone, there's a chance that Green could produce some points off the bench, but being a fantasy asset is a stretch.
Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter
November 15, 2018, 6:22 pmGerald Green - G/F - Houston Rockets
Gerald Green is a game-time decision on Thursday.
It's an upgrade after he seemed questionable at best this morning. Green will be tasked with more scoring burden off the bench now that Carmelo Anthony is out of the picture, but he'll need to fully recover from his ankle injury before that can happen.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
November 15, 2018, 6:13 pmGary Clark - F - Houston Rockets
Gary Clark (hip) will be able to play on Thursday night.
Clark is in line for a lot of work with Carmelo Anthony officially out of the picture. He's going to be creeping his way towards the standard league radar and deserves to be watched, as he's had a few games lately where he's outplayed James Ennis for one reason or another.
Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter
November 15, 2018, 5:11 pmCarmelo Anthony - F - Houston Rockets
Carmelo Anthony and the Rockets have agreed to part ways, and the team is expected to make an announcement before Thursday night's game against the Warriors.
There are reportedly no plans to place Anthony on waivers yet but we can't imagine he has much trade value. He'll stay away from the team and wait for opportunities to arrive elsewhere around the league. Melo predictably stuck out like a sore thumb in Houston and was unsatisfied with his role on the team. He could be facing a very frosty market, as his unwillingness to take on a smaller role even in the late stages of his career will make him tough to add to most rosters.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
November 15, 2018, 12:20 pmGary Clark - F - Houston Rockets
While Gary Clark is still listed as questionable for Thursday, he says he'll be able to play through his hip injury.
Clark left Tuesday's game after just 15 minutes but has been a nice find for the Rockets this year, acquitting himself quite well as the team struggles to find quality depth at forward. His poor 3-point shooting is really the only thing holding him back right now and if he can consistently get 20-24 mpg he's definitely worth sticking on you watch lists if not an outright pickup in 14-team formats.
Source: Stefano Fusaro on Twitter