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  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers will miss Saturday's game vs. the Lakers as he is suffering from a sprained right thumb injury.

    Rivers has been quiet for the Rockets lately, even while receiving minutes in the mid-20s over the last five games. He is a deep league play until he gets hot or the Rockets decide to bump him ahead of Ben McLemore in the rotation.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook did all he could on Wednesday night, finishing with 31 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists and a steal, but came up short in the 117-107 loss to the Blazers.

    Westbrook has the talent to post a triple-double at any moment. It was refreshing to see him up to his old tricks, as it had been over a month since his last triple-double. It's been a bumpy transition to the new team and Russ is only a top-60 player with half the season behind us.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden couldn't find the basket on Wednesday, shooting 3-of-12 from the field, but still ending with a respectable line of 13 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and only two turnovers.

    Harden has had a couple rough shooting nights back-to-back, but still manages to help the team out across other categories. James Harden is still the top player in both 8/9-cat leagues.

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela was a monster on the boards again on Wednesday, grabbing 18 rebounds to compliment his 14 points, two dimes, a steal and a block.

    Capela is a top-20 asset right now and doesn't show any sign of slowing down. As long as Capela is healthy and on the court, he can be counted on to bring production.

  • Ben McLemore
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Ben McLemore drained five from deep on Wednesday, finishing the game with 17 points, two rebounds, a steal and a block.

    McLemore got the start again and continues to provide scoring and triples without much else. Danuel House Jr. came off the bench, scoring seven points to go with two rebounds and an assist.

  • PJ Tucker
    SF, Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker (shoulder) is available for the Rockets on Wednesday.

    Tucker has seen a decline in production lately and his shoulder stinger is likely not doing him any favors. Still, he's worth a deployment since the minutes and opportunity should both be there.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • PJ Tucker
    SF, Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker (right shoulder stinger) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

    Tucker managed to play Tuesday's game, finishing with seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 38 minutes. He has only averaged 3.5 points per game over his last ten appearances. Isaiah Hartenstein could see more action if Tucker is unavailable.

    Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon had one of his better games on Tuesday, hitting four treys and scoring 23 points (9-of-19 FGs) in 32 minutes off the bench while adding four rebounds, an assist and a steal.

    Gordon has been reduced to a player that's simply great in threes, good in points and below average everywhere else, most notably in both percentages. He's a good fit on certain teams, but if you roster him, make sure your team is one of them. Clint Capela dropped in 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting, 16 rebounds and two assists in this loss as well.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers dished out five assists in a spot start on Tuesday, adding 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting, two rebounds and a three in 27 minutes in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    Rivers started for the resting Russell Westbrook tonight and he should be back to his ineffective bench stat lines in the Rockets' next game on Wednesday. Ben McLemore fared a bit better next to Rivers in the starting lineup, hitting four triples on his way to 14 points with three boards and two steals in 38 minutes.

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden shot just 13-for-37 from the field but still delivered for fantasy teams with 41 points (10-of-11 FTs), six rebounds, six assists, five 3-pointers and a block in 39 minutes in a 110-121 loss to the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

    Harden may have missed 24 shots, but he did only turn it over once. This season's top fantasy player, Harden has missed just one game and shows no sign of relinquishing his title anytime soon.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers will draw the start in place of Russell Westbrook (rest) for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Rivers should be looking at extra minutes and opportunities in this one, while Eric Gordon should be doing the same off the bench. Rivers is a streaming option on a small slate, but that's about it.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • PJ Tucker
    SF, Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker (right shoulder) will play in Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    It looks like D'Antoni was telling the truth when he said both Tucker and Clint Capela would play. Feel free to plug Tucker back into your lineups.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela (right heel contusion) is no longer being listed on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Owners can feel comfortable getting the big man back in all lineups after he missed Saturday's game against the Wolves. Capela has been a top-35/45 value in 9/8 cat leagues this season on the back of 14.5 points, 14.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals on 64 percent shooting from the field.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • PJ Tucker
    SF, Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker (right shoulder) is being listed as questionable to play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday, though coach Mike D'Antoni reported on Monday that the veteran forward would play.

    The questionable tag seems like the Rockets doing their due diligence, but if D'Antoni is to be believed, Tucker will be in the lineup. Interesting to note that D'Antoni also mentioned Clint Capela, who is not listed on the injury report. Keep tabs on the situation as the day moves along to be sure.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook will sit out Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies and play on Wednesday against the Blazers.

    Nothing out of the ordinary here as Westbrook has been getting ample rest on back-to-backs. Eric Gordon, Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers are the streaming options for Tuesday.

    Source: Adam Spolane on Twitter