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  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers scored 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting with three assists and four triples in 25 minutes as the Rockets beat the Grizzlies 140-112 on Wednesday.

    Rivers took advantage of the blowout and was able to get his stats. He's too inconsistent to trust as a streamer and can be left on the waiver wire outside of 20-team leagues.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers got some extended run in Friday's blowout loss to the Suns, finishing with 14 points (3-for-10) shooting, three triples, three rebounds and a block.

    Rivers got extra minutes with Russell Westbrook resting and Eric Gordon leaving the game with a leg injury. It was ultimately a forgettable experience for him and his teammates. Ben McLemore also played 25 minutes and scored 13 points (5-for-10 shooting), one riple, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon (leg) won't return Friday against the Suns.

    Austin Rivers started the second half in his place and figures to benefit the most from a Gordon absence of any length. That being said, the Rockets' entire roster consists of guards and small forwards so it's anyone's guess.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook (left thumb) is listed questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Lakers.

    Westbrook injured his left thumb towards the end of Sunday's game and had to miss Tuesday's contest. He looks like he is trending in the right direction and shouldn't miss more than one more game at the most. Eric Gordon, Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers would see more value if Westbrook is out with Gordon being the preferable option.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore will start in place of Russell Westbrook (left thumb) for Tuesday's matchup against the Hornets.

    Ben McLemore is looking at a great opportunity in the starting lineup for this one, while Austin Rivers and Eric Gordon should see more minutes and usage off the bench.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers started on Monday and scored a season-high 21 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two triples.

    Rivers drew the start and was in attack mode from the beginning. He was comfortable out there as the main pick-and-roll ball handler, seeking out mismatches and attacking the rim. His fantasy value dips back to irrelevancy when either Russell Westbrook (rest) or James Harden (thigh) return, but his streaming appeal is there when either sits.

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion) is now listed as out for Monday's game against the Jazz.

    In addition to Capela, the Rockets will be without James Harden (left thigh contusion) and Russell Westbrook (rest). Eric Gordon, Danuel House and Austin Rivers will all start and have the potential to launch a bunch of threes.

    Source: Michael Shapiro on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook will be held out of Monday's game for rest purposes.

    Westbrook has been sitting out one half of back-to-backs, so this isn't surprising. Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers should get all the minutes they can handle against the Jazz.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    A Rockets source said that "it would be surprising" if James Harden played on Monday due to a bruised left thigh.

    Harden was already listed as doubtful for the game against the Jazz. This is nothing too serious, but Austin Rivers got 34 minutes on Sunday and should be in line for a similar boost in court time.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers scored 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with two threes, six boards and four assists in 34 minutes off the bench in Sunday's loss to the Nuggets.

    Rivers is a good bet to pick up production when James Harden is out. With Harden doubtful for Monday's game against the Jazz and Russell Westbrook reportedly out, he's worth a one-game stream in that contest.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden (bruised left thigh) is listed as questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Harden has struggled lately, shooting under 40 percent from the field in six of the last nine games. He briefly left Friday's game as his thigh tightened up and finished with probably his quietest game of the season on with just 12 points on 3-of-13 shooting with no three pointers. Austin Rivers, Danuel House and Ben McLemore may all see an increase in minutes if Harden has to miss any time.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (sprained right thumb) is available to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Rivers will return after missing the past two games. Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon will lose a few minutes in this one. Rivers can be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: Salman Ali on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (sprained right thumb) is being listed as questionable to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

    Rivers is in danger of missing a third straight contest. His absence opens up a few extra minutes for Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (sprained right thumb) is being downgraded to doubtful for Monday's matchup with the Thunder.

    This would indicate that Rivers will miss this one. Ben McLemore is likely to see a few extra minutes if RIvers gets ruled out.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (sprained right thumb) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Thunder.

    Rivers was forced to sit out of Saturday's game versus the Lakers and we saw Thabo Sefolosha make his way back into the rotation for 10 minutes.

    Source: NBA Injury Report