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  • Quinn Cook
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Quinn Cook had his best game as a Laker on Sunday in a win over the Hornets as he put up 12 points and eight assists in 24 minutes.

    Cook was able to take advantage of the extra playing time since they were blowing out the Hornets. He shot 5-of-9 from the field and added three rebounds to the box score. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also had his first good game of the season as he put up 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Neither guy is worth owning unless injuries open up more minutes for them.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 29 points on 10-of-19 shooting in a 120-101 win over the Hornets on Sunday.

    He added 14 rebounds, three assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and three blocks to the box score. Davis is proving why he was worth the haul that the Lakers traded to acquire him. He will undoubtedly have another top-5 fantasy season as long as his health cooperates.

  • DeMarcus Cousins
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers' head coach Frank Vogel is not "closing the door" on DeMarcus Cousins making a return during the playoffs (torn left ACL).

    This gives us a better idea of Cousins' outlook in the long-term, but it does not make him anymore sought after for fantasy purposes. Cousins will be a risky late-round draft pick next season as he attempts another comeback from a severe injury. Unfortunately Boogie will not be part of this year's fantasy conversation.

    Source: Ohm Youngmisuk on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo had a precautionary MRI that revealed a mild calf strain.

    Rondo has yet to play this season, but participated in ball handling drills following shootaround. Rondo is being considered day-to-day going forward.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo (calf soreness) will not play vs. the Hornets on Sunday.

    Coach Frank Vogel said that Rondo is still feeling discomfort and the Lakers probably feel like they don't need him against the Hornets tonight. Avery Bradley will likely draw the start at point guard yet again.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Talen Horton-Tucker
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Talen Horton-Tucker (right foot stress reaction) has been cleared for practice next week according to coach Frank Vogel.

    Horton-Tucker missed all of Summer League due to a stress reaction in his right foot. He is not expected to be fantasy relevant this season.

    Source: Tania Ganguli on Twitter

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James rebounded from Tuesday's lackluster (for him) performance, putting up 32 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Friday's 95-86 win over the Jazz.

    The game wasn't as close as the final score would have you believe, with the Jazz making it look respectable via garbage time. James went 12-of-22 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line while committing just one turnover, so this is pretty much a perfect fantasy line from The King given his typical flaws. Expect a borderline first-round season from LeBron as he tries to get the Lakers back to the top of the mountain.

  • Danny Green
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Danny Green had a much more muted performance in his second game with the Lakers, scoring nine points to go with four rebounds, three steals, a block and two triples on Friday.

    It wasn't the 28 points Green dropped on opening night but this is far more in line with what to expect out of the 3-and-D specialist going forward. He's a steady top-125 option, even if his lack of scoring will frustrate casual fantasy players. Avery Bradley had a decent outing as well with nine points, five rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer, but is best left for deep leagues.

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis put up 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a whopping five blocks in Friday's win over the Jazz.

    Davis went 7-of-17 from the field as the game was a slog, but he still stuffed the stat sheet. Injuries will be the only thing that keep AD from turning in a top-3 fantasy season.

  • Troy Daniels
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Troy Daniels scored 15 points on Friday night, hitting four 3-pointers in 21 minutes off the bench.

    This is pretty much what Daniels does. He wasn't a major part of the rotation on Wednesday but was on the court even before garbage time in this one, so he's a gamble of a 3-point specialist in deep formats going forward.

  • JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    JaVale McGee was terrible in Friday's win over the Jazz, logging only 12 minutes and producing four rebounds and three turnovers.

    McGee didn't start the second half, and was replaced by Alex Caruso of all people. What's worse, Dwight Howard looked like the better player. This is starting to look like an ugly timeshare situation where Frank Vogel can ride with the hot hand. Howard had two points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 19 minutes. Right now neither is a recommended play and we'd still prefer to roster McGee, though that could change quickly with the way things are going.

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Coach Frank Vogel said Rajon Rondo (calf) is out vs. the Jazz on Friday.

    Contrary to what coach Vogel said to the media previously, Rondo will sit out with calf soreness. Bradley is expected to start again.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Coach Frank Vogel told reporters on Thursday that Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee could both start "their share of games" this season.

    McGee started in the Lakers' season opener on Tuesday but Vogel seems willing to swap McGee and Howard depending on matchups. McGee ended the game playing 17 minutes while Howard came off the bench and ended up playing two more minutes to finish at 19 minutes. They will likely eat into one another's fantasy value this season as long as there is a timeshare.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Head coach Frank Vogel told the media that when Rajon Rondo (calf) is healthy, he will start "a lot of games" in place of Avery Bradley.

    Rondo missed the season opener on Tuesday and is in doubt to miss Friday's matchup vs. the Jazz. It is best to hold onto Rondo in your redraft leagues until we see how the minutes shake out when he is fully healthy. If he misses Friday's game, expect Bradley to start once again with the possibility that Alex Caruso gets his first action of the season after being a DNP-CD on Tuesday.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso (pelvic bone contusion) is available for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

    Caruso did not play in Tuesday's regular season opener even though he was active. Avery Bradley got the starting nod with Rajon Rondo (calf) out. With Rondo questionable for Friday, there is a possibility that Caruso gets his first game action of the season. He doesn't have fantasy value at this time.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter