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DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL1/31/2015 2:01:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will not play versus the 76ers on Saturday.
Insight: That means Kent Bazemore will get the majority of the minutes at small forward. Thabo Sefolosha injured his calf on Friday, so that's why the job falls to Bazemore. Carroll should be held onto in standard leagues.
Kevin Durant, F, OKC1/31/2015 1:59:00 PM
Description: Thunder small forward Kevin Durant participated in the team's morning shootaround and is a game-time decision for Saturday's game versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Durant has misssed the last two games due to a sprained toe. Check back before tip to see if Durant is playing, but our guess is he won't be able to sit out for this big game.
Zach LaVine, G, MIN1/31/2015 1:57:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Cavaliers after suffering an ankle injury on Friday.
Insight: Mo Williams is also questionable so there's a chance Lorenzo Brown plays major minutes versus Cleveland. Ricky Rubio should be back on Monday, so Brown only has value for one game.
Mo Williams, PG, MIN1/31/2015 1:56:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Mo Williams is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Cavaliers.
Insight: Zach LaVine is also questionable so there's a chance Lorenzo Brown plays major minutes versus Cleveland. Ricky Rubio should be back on Monday, so Brown only has value for one game.
Mike Conley, G, MEM1/31/2015 1:54:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is probable for Saturday's game versus the Thunder.
Insight: Conley has missed the last two games with a wrist injury, but he plans to play on Saturday. Owners in daily leagues don't want to count on Conley anyway because he will have to play defense on Russell Westbrook.
John Wall, G, WAS1/31/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Wizards guard John Wall didn't participate in the team's shootaround on Saturday, but his teammates believe he will play according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Bradley Beal and Garrett Temple both told the Washington Post they thought Wall would play. Wall is battling ankle and Achilles injuries while also dealing with migraines. Check back before tip to see an update on Wall.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/31/2015 1:48:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris will play on Saturday versus the Mavericks.
Insight: Harris originally though he suffered a knee injury on Thursday night, but it turned out to just be a bruse to his right quad. This is great news, so fantasy owners should start him as they normally would.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/31/2015 1:46:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is listed as probable for Saturday's game versus the Pacers according to
Insight: Cousins played through a left ankle sprain on Friday, but it wouldn't be surprising if he is somewhat limited in the second game of a back-to-back set. Cousins, though, is a must-start if he plays.
Lance Thomas, F, NYK1/31/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Lance Thomas is signed with the team for the remainder of the season.
Insight: Thomas, along with a few other younger players, have rejuvenated the Knicks locker room, but they aren't really fantasy relevant. Thomas could start to see some major minutes if Carmelo Anthony is shut down for the season, but until then, he should remain on the waiver wire.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI1/31/2015 9:07:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler scored 22 points in the loss on Friday.
Insight: Butler was 8-of-18 from the field, including just 1-for-6 from the 3-point line. He also had seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Butler is averaging 20.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 3.2 apg this season.
Goran Dragic, G, PHO1/31/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Suns guard Goran Dragic shot 50 percent from the field in the victory over the Bulls on Friday.
Insight: Dragic was 9-of-18 from the field on his way to 21 points. He also had four assists, two rebounds, two blocks and a steal.
Derrick Rose, G, CHI1/31/2015 9:05:00 AM
Description: Bulls guard Derrick Rose shot very poorly from the 3-point line on Friday.
Insight: Rose was 0-for-6 from downtown and 8-of-23 from the field overall. He still managed 23 points as he went 7-for-9 from the line while also chipping in fir rebounds and three assists.
Eric Bledsoe, G, PHO1/31/2015 9:03:00 AM
Description: Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe shot 8-of-16 to lead the Suns past the Bulls, 99-93, on Friday.
Insight: Bledsoe led the team with 23 points, hitting two 3-pointers. He also had six assists, four rebounds and three steals. Bledsoe is having a nice season, averaging 16.9 ppg, 6.0 apg and 5.3 rpg this season.
Trevor Booker, F, UTA1/31/2015 9:00:00 AM
Description: Utah power forward Trevor Booker had 17 points and seven rebounds off the bench on Friday.
Insight: Booker was 7-of-11 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. He also had three assists, a steal and a block.Booker, however, is still not fantasy relevant.
Stephen Curry, G, GSW1/31/2015 8:58:00 AM
Description: Warriors point guard Stephen Curry led the team with 32 points in the loss on Friday night.
Insight: Curry also had seven rebounds and six assists while also hitting 5-of-11 from behind the arc. Curry averaged 23.4 ppg and 9.2 apg in January.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA1/31/2015 8:55:00 AM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward had an impressive double-double to lead the Jazz over the Warriors, 110-100.
Insight: Hayward scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. He shot 9-of-20 from the field and 7-for-8 at the line. He also had six assists and three steals.
Nerlens Noel, C, PHI1/30/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: 76ers center Nerlens Noel had six blocks and four steals in the victory on Friday versus the Timberwolves.
Insight: Noel filled the stat sheet with 14 points and six rebounds, going 7-of-8 from the field as well. Noel is trending upwards.
Kent Bazemore, G, ATL1/30/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Hawks guard/forward Kent Bazemore played a season-high 40 minutes on Friday versus the Trail Blazers.
Insight: Without DeMarree Carroll and backup Thabo Sefelosha, Bazemore saw plenty of playing time, scoring 12 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. He could see a lot more playing time because it appears as if Sefelosha is going to miss extensive time. Carroll, however, is expected to play on Saturday, but Bazemore is worth watching.
Mike Dunleavy, G/F, CHI1/30/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy (sprained right ankle) will miss Friday's game against the Suns.
Insight: Jimmy Butler, however, is playing and without Dunleavy, he will see big minutes despite Friday's game being the second night of a back-to-back set.
Tyreke Evans, G/F, NOP1/30/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Pelicans G/F Tyreke Evans had 11 points in Friday's victory.
Insight: That was a bit disappointing since Anthony Davis wasn't in the lineup, but Evans did have 12 assists and eight rebounds to make up for it. Evans is averaging 16.6 ppg and 9.2 apg over the last five games.
Chris Paul, G, LAC1/30/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Clippers guard Chris Paul led the team with 24 points in the loss on Friday to the Pelicans.
Insight: It was a disappointing, 108-103, loss to New Orleans, who was playing without Anthony Davis. Paul was 10-of-20 from the field, including 3-for-9 from the 3-point line. He also had eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Eric Gordon, G, NOP1/30/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Pelicans guard Eric Gordon scored a game-high 28 points as New Orleans defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 108-103, on Friday.
Insight: Again without Anthony Davis, Gordon shined. He was 10-of-20 from the field, making 5-for-7 from the 3-point line. He also had seven assists, two rebounds and a steal. If Davis stays out of the lineup for an extended period of time, Gordon should get some serious looks in standard leagues.
Monta Ellis, G, DAL1/30/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had 12 points and seven assists versus the Heat on Friday.
Insight: Ellis was 4-of-9 from the field with two steals and a rebound. He is averaging 23.4 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.6 rpg and 2.2 spg over the last five games.
Hassan Whiteside, C, MIA1/30/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Heat center Hassan Whiteside posted an impressive another impressive double-double in the loss on Friday.
Insight: Whiteside hasn't produced his block magic again he had last Sunday, but he had 16 points and 24 rebounds versus the Mavericks on Friday. He was 7-of-11 from the field. Give Whiteside a serious look in standard leagues.
Charlie Villanueva, PF, DAL1/30/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Charlie Villanueva led the team with 20 points in the victory over the Heat on Friday.
Insight: Villanueva was 7-of-15 coming off the bench, including 6-of-11 from the 3-point line. He also had five rebounds and a block. There's no way Villanueva repeats this performance. In the 14 other games in January combined, he has seven 3-pointers and 39 points.
Jarrett Jack, G, BRK1/30/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Jarrett Jack scored a career-high 35 points versus the Raptors on Friday.
Insight: Jack has surprised fantasy owners this season, averaging 11.6 ppg, 4.7 apg and 3.2 rpg this season. He has steadily improved this season, averaging 13.3 ppg in January and 17.6 ppg in the last five games.
Amir Johnson, F, TOR1/30/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Raptors power forward Amir Johnson shot 10-of-11 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line on Friday.
Insight: As a result, Johnson had a great night with 24 points and seven rebounds. The 24 points is the most scoring Johnson has done in a single game since Dec. 5. This month, Johnson is averaging 9.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg, so expect him to return around those numbers in the next game.
Brook Lopez, C, BRK1/30/2015 10:21:00 PM
Description: Nets center Brook Lopez came off the bench Friday and scored 35 points versus the Raptors.
Insight: Lopez and Jarrett Jack combined for 70 of the Nets 122 points on Friday. Lopez also had 12 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. He shot 15-of-28 from the field.
DeMar DeRozan, G/F, TOR1/30/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan led Toronto to a, 127-122, overtime victory versus the Nets on Friday.
Insight: DeRozan led Toronto with 26 points and nine assists. He shot 9-of-17 from the field and 8-for-9 at the line. DeRozan has been hot and cold since his return this month, but overall he is averaging 15.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg and 2.7 apg.
Donatas Motiejunas, F, HOU1/30/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas led the team with 26 points in the victory over the Celtics.
Insight: Motiejunas is getting a great opportunity with Dwight Howard out for the foreseeable future. With James Harden struggling Friday, Motiejunas took over, going 11-of-16 from the field, with 12 rebounds. Motiejunas is one of a couple Rockets' players that could really benefit without Howard in the lineup.
Brandon Bass, F, BOS1/30/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Celtics forward Brandon Bass was tied with the team lead, scoring 17 points on Friday versus the Rockets.
Insight: Marcus Thornton also had 17 points. Bass was 6-of-11 from the field with eight rebounds. Bass is averaging 12.0 ppg and 7.8 rpg over his last five games.
James Harden, G, HOUCold1/30/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Rockets guard James Harden had an off night for his standards.
Insight: That's back-to-back games where Harden failed to score 20 points. He was just 4-of-21 with 14 points versus the Celtics on Friday. He did also have seven assists and six rebounds, so it wasn't a disaster, but owners are hoping Harden's shooting improves quickly.
Kyrie Irving, G, CLE1/30/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving followed up his 55-point game with 21 points versus the Kings.
Insight: Irving made three more 3-pointers, but with LeBron James back in the lineup, Irving just wasn't going to get the same number of shot attempts. He had more 3-point attempts on Wednesday than he had shot attempts Friday with James back. Irving was still solid with six assists and three rebounds to go with 21 points and 50 percent from behind the arc.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/30/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins recorded a double-double versus the Cavaliers on Friday.
Insight: Cousins had 21 points and 13 rebounds. He shot an excellent 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. Cousins also had five steals and four assists.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/30/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love had 23 points and 10 rebounds in the team's ninth straight victory.
Insight: Love still isn't rebounding like fantasy owners wish, but he was pretty solid Friday, shooting 9-of-17 from the field and made two 3-pointers. He also had three assists.
Kyle Korver, G/F, ATL1/30/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver continues to be the best 3-pointer shooter in the NBA this season.
Insight: Korver only hit two 3-pointers on Friday, but he was 50 percent going 2-for-4. He was 5-for-7 from the field overall with 16 points. He also grabbed six rebounds.
LaMarcus Aldridge, F, PORHot1/30/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored 37 points in the loss to the Hawks on Friday.
Insight: Aldridge was 15-of-24 from the field, including 2-for-3 from the 3-point line. He also shot 5-for-5 at the line. Throw in 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block, it was a very good fantasy night for Aldridge.
Paul Millsap, F, ATL1/30/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Hawks power forward Paul Millsap led Atlanta with 21 points and eight rebounds as the Hawks won their 18th straight game Friday.
Insight: Atlanta beat Portland, 105-99. Millsap was 6-of-14 from the field and 7-for-9 from the free-throw line. He also had three steals and two assists.
Michael Carter-Williams, G, PHI1/30/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams recorded a triple-double in the victory over the Timberwolves on Friday.
Insight: Carter-Williams had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He shot 6-of-13 from the field and 5-for-6 at the line. Without Tony Wroten in the lineup, Carter-Williams should continue to accumulate numbers.
Nikola Pekovic, C, MIN1/30/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had 18 points in the loss versus the 76ers on Friday.
Insight: Pekovic was 6-of-9 from the field as he led all Timberwolves starters in scoring. He also had seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal.
Luc Mbah a Moute, F, MIN1/30/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: 76ers forward Luc Mbah a Moute led Philadelphia with 18 points as the 76ers beat Mbah a Moute's former team, 103-94.
Insight: Mbah a Moute was 5-of-11 from the field and shot 7-for-8 from the free-throw line. He also had two steals, two rebounds and an assist.
Zach LaVine, G, MIN1/30/2015 8:56:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine left Friday's game with a left ankle sprain and is questionable to return according to RotoWorld.
Insight: LaVine walked under his own power, but he hobbled to the locker room. Lorenzo Brown will play in LaVine's place since Mo Williams is also out. LaVine had five points, three rebounds, three assists, a steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes before leaving.
Richard Jefferson, F, DAL1/30/2015 8:28:00 PM
Description: Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson will start on Friday versus the Heat.
Insight: Jefferson was pretty goo in the last game without Chandler Parsons, 13 points, 13 rebounds, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers, so he is an option for a plug-in play.
Norris Cole, G, MIACold1/30/2015 8:03:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Norris Cole will not start on Friday despite Dwyane Wade not in the lineup.
Insight: The Heat will be going with rookie Shabazz Napier instead. Cole is not fantasy relevant.
Shabazz Napier, GHot1/30/2015 8:02:00 PM
Description: Heat rookie Shabazz Napier will start on Friday versus the Mavericks.
Insight: Napier has two starts this season and is averaging 11.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.5 apg, 1.0 3-pointers and 1.5 spg in those two games. Napier is an intriguing player in deeper leagues, but in standard leagues, owners can wait to see how he plays Friday.
Thabo Sefolosha, G, ATL1/30/2015 8:00:00 PM
Description: Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha left Friday's game with a right calf strain according to
Insight: Sefolosha started versus the Trail Blazers on Friday because the team gave DeMarre Carroll the night off with an Achilles injury. Since Sefolosha is not returning, Kent Bazemore moves into the starting role for Friday. Sefolosha is a defensive guard with more real-life value than fantasy value. He's averaging just 5.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.4 apg. When he's out, Kyle Korver and Demarre Carroll get more minutes.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/30/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James will play versus the Kings.
Insight: James was considered doubtful, but he is going to play. James can be placed back into lineups. Kevin Love and J.R. Smith will not see the boost in value they would have saw if James didn't play.
J.J. Redick, G, LAC1/30/2015 6:53:00 PM
Description: Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick will be back on the floor on Friday versus the Pelicans.
Insight: This sends Jamal Crawford back to his bench role. Redick should be in all lineups with a favorable matchup versus the Pelicans.
Chandler Parsons, F, DAL1/30/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons will not play on Friday due to an illness.
Insight: He is likely just sick. Richard Jefferson will take most of Parsons' minutes on Friday. Jefferson scored 13 points and had 13 rebounds in 35 minutes in the last game the Mavericks played without Parsons.
Anthony Davis, PF, NOP1/30/2015 6:51:00 PM
Description: Pelicans star power forward Anthony Davis is out versus the Clippers on Friday due to a groin injury.
Insight: The injury is not considered serious, but as always, the Pelicans are super cautious with their superstar. Davis is considered questionable for Monday's game versus the Hawks.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/30/2015 6:49:00 PM
Description: reports that Kevin McHale said "We won't have Dwight (Howard) for a while."
Insight: An MRI revealed fluid buildup in his right knee, so things aren't looking too good. He is seeking a second opinion, but fantasy owners should plan for him to be out for quite some time.
Chris Andersen, F/C, MIA1/30/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen will play versus the Mavericks on Friday.
Insight: Andersen will see about 20 minutes, so he still isn't fantasy relevant, and he shouldn't affect Hassan Whiteside's production.
Zach LaVine, G, MIN1/30/2015 6:33:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine will start again on Friday.
Insight: LaVine was 7-of-9 from the field, including 1-for-1 from the 3-point line, on his way to 17 points on Wednesday. He was also 2-for-2 at the free-throw line. He might be worth the gamble again on Friday to see if he can keep it going.
Mo Williams, PG, MIN1/30/2015 6:32:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard Mo Williams will not play versus the 76ers due to personal reasons.
Insight: That means Zach LaVine will start at point guard. LaVine scored 17 points, going 7-of-9 from the field, with six assists, four rebounds and three steals, so it might not be a bad idea to roll with him again.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/30/2015 6:28:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James will be a game-time decision on Friday versus the Kings due to his wrist.
Insight: James is considered doubtful for the game, so plan to not have him. Shawn Marion will start again if James cannot go. Kevin Love and J.R. Smith, however, will see the biggest boost in fantasy value if James doesn't play.
James Johnson, F, MEM1/30/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward James Johnson will not play on Friday versus the Nets due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Johnson hasn't played much this week, but that could be because DeMar DeRozan is back in the lineup. He isn't worth owning with DeRozan back.
DeMarre Carroll, SF, ATL1/30/2015 6:24:00 PM
Description: Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll will not play versus the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Insight: Carroll is a bit banged up, so the Hawks want to rest him. He should start Saturday, so just take him out of the lineup for the night. Thabo Sefolosha will start Friday.
Andrew Bogut, C, GSW1/30/2015 3:55:00 PM
Description: Warriors center Andrew Bogut did not play Thursday due to illness , but has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game against Utah.
Insight: Without Bogut, the Warriors have to go small and leave themselves vulnerable to opposing big men. David Lee would see additional time if Bogut can't go.
Kevin Love, F, CLE1/30/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Although Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is expected to play Friday.
Insight: Love's numbers this season should remind fantasy owners of Chris Bosh's numbers in Miami, but without LeBron James on the floor he could improve on them Friday night against Sacramento.
LeBron James, F, CLE1/30/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward LeBron James was limited at the shootaround and has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday.
Insight: James (26.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 7.4 apg, 1.5 spg) has a sore wrist due to a hard fall from Tuesday's game and didn't play Wednesday. Should be a lot of Kyrie Irving ... again.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI1/30/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) played Thursday's game against the Lakers, but hurt his left knee.
Insight: Butler played through it and posted 35 points in 49 minutes of the double-overtime thriller and all signs point to him being ready to play Friday in Phoenix.
Evan Turner, G/F, BOS1/30/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Celtics guard Evan Turner (thumb) played through the injury Wednesday and we expect him to play Friday night despite not practicing Thursday.
Insight: He's been a solid fantasy option since become the Celtics starting point guard and a stat sheet filler. As a starter he's averaging 10.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 5.8 apg.
Marvin Williams, F, CHA1/30/2015 3:41:00 PM
Description: Charlotte forward Marvin Williams is expected to be cleared from his concussion in time to play Saturday.
Insight: Williams might pass the concussion protocol, but he doesn't pass the fantasy-worthy test. He's averaging 6.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.2 apg.
Nick Young, G/F, LAL1/30/2015 3:37:00 PM
Description: Lakers guard/forward Nick Young (sprained his right ankle) missed Thursday's game against the Bulls and was limited in Friday's shootaround.
Insight: Coach Byron Scott said he did some running but couldn't really cut. That makes him more doubtful than questionable. Wayne Ellington gets to take a lot fo shots when Young and Kobe Bryant aren't around.
Damian Lillard, PG, POR1/30/2015 3:33:00 PM
Description: Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is not happy about not being named to the All-Star team and that could be good for fantasy owners.
Insight: "It ain't always gone be peaches and cream, but somebody has to pay for the reason it's not," said Lillard. Sounds like someone is going to see an intense basketball player this evening in Atlanta. Lillard is having a great season, averaging 22 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.4 steals and 2.7 three-pointers per night.
Nicolas Batum, F, POR1/30/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum, a game-time decision on Wednesday, is not on the Portland injury report for Friday.
Insight: That's a great sign. He didn't score much in Wednesday's game (7 points), but he did pull down four rebounds, dish out seven assists, grab two steals and block a shot.
Wayne Ellington, G, LAL1/30/2015 9:30:00 AM
Description: Laker swingman Wayne Ellington is seeing plenty of playing time and shot opportunities and that figures to continue.
Insight: Ellington backed up his 28-point effort with 23 points Thursday, including five rebounds and four assists. The only thing he wasn't good at was shooting the three-pointer (1-of-6).
Joakim Noah, C, CHIHot1/30/2015 9:27:00 AM
Description: Bulls center Joakim Noah nearly triple-doubled in Los Angeles Thursday night, pulling down 17 rebounds to go along with nine assists, nine points and blocked shot.
Insight: Noah isn't scoring a lot, but he's trying to help his team and fantasy owners in other ways, That's back-to-back big games and we like the direction he's headed now that he's healthy again.
Pau Gasol, PF/C, CHI1/30/2015 9:24:00 AM
Description: Bulls center Pau Gasol posted more good numbers as he thrives in Chicago.
Insight: He had 20 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four blocks, but it wasn't enough as his Bulls fell to the Lakers Thursday night. He's the Bulls inside game and with Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose on the outside he has plenty of room to operate.
Jimmy Butler, G/F, CHI1/30/2015 9:20:00 AM
Description: Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler (illness) played Thursday's game against the Lakers, but hurt his left knee and his status for Friday is up in the air, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Butler played through it and posted 35 points in 49 minutes of the double-overtime thriller, but check back to make sure it doesn't get worse over the night.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/29/2015 11:08:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris told the Orlando Sentinel that he hurt his right knee on Thursday.
Insight: Harris left Thursday's game in the third quarter with a leg injury, which RotoWorld was speculating was an ankle injury. It turns out that it is a knee injury that doesn't appear to serious at the moment. Consider him questionable for Saturday's game versus the Mavericks.
Nikola Mirotic, F, CHI1/29/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is starting at small forward versus the Lakers on Thursday.
Insight: Mirotic has not been good at small forward this month, but he is getting another chance. We really like Mirotic, so we advise giving him a look in daily leagues.
Jeff Green, F, MEM1/29/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies forward Jeff Green was 4-for-9 from the field, going 2-of-6 from the 3-point line on Thursday.
Insight: There weren't many opportunities for the Memphis starters as they blew out Denver by 30 points. Green finished second on the team with 13 points.
Kenneth Faried, F, DEN1/29/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried led the team in points and rebounds versus the Grizzlies on Thursday.
Insight: That isn't saying much as Faried had 10 points and seven rebounds as Memphis manhandled Denver, 99-69. Faried has been alright this season, averaging 12.0 ppg and 8.9 rpg, but the expectations for him were higher.
Zach Randolph, F, MEM1/29/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph extended his double-double streak to 11 games on Thursday.
Insight: Randolph has played 11 games since returning from injury and has a double-double in every single game. Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds on Thursday. He was 6-of-14 from the field with two assists and a steal. He is averaging 19.6 ppg and 13.1 rpg over the last 11 games.
Vince Carter, G, MEM1/29/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Memphis G/F Vince Carter left Thursday's game due to a foot injury according to RotoWorld.
Insight: He will undergo an MRI. Carter was able to walk around and put weight on his foot so that's a good sign. Hopefully, owners are not counting on Carter for much fantasy production. He averages 6.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 1.3 apg in 16.8 mpg.
Tobias Harris, F, ORL1/29/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Magic small forward Tobias Harris left Thursday's game versus the Bucks with a right ankle injury according to RotoWorld.
Insight: Harris rolled his ankle a few weeks ago, and he seems to have reinjured the same ankle. He missed five games due to his right ankle injury a few weeks ago. He finished with seven points, five rebounds and one assist. Stay tuned.
Jared Dudley, F, MIL1/29/2015 9:29:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley took full advantage of the opportunity to start on Thursday.
Insight: Dudley played since Ersan Ilyasova was out with a groin injury. Dudley was 6-of-10 from the field, hitting 3-for-6 from the 3-point line with four rebounds and two assists.
Victor Oladipo, G, ORL1/29/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Magic guard Victor Oladipo had a solid line on Thursday night.
Insight: Oladipo led Orlando with 21 points, shooting 6-of-17 from the field. What really helped Oladipo was his 9-for-11 performance at the line. He also had five rebounds, a steal and an assist.
Jerryd Bayless, G, MIL1/29/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Bucks backup shooting guard Jerryd Bayless came off the bench and led the team in scoring on Thursday versus the Magic.
Insight: That is an impressive feat considering all five of Milwaukee's starters were in double figures. Bayless had 19 points as he went 6-of-9 from the field with two 3-pointers. He also had three steals, two rebounds and an assist.
Roy Hibbert, C, IND1/29/2015 9:18:00 PM
Description: Pacers center Roy Hibbert posted a double-double in Thursday's victory over the Knicks.
Insight: Hibbert had 18 points and 10 rebounds in what was his most impressive performance for some time. He shot 9-of-11 from the field and also had an assist, a block and a steal. If only he could consistently produce these kinds of numbers.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/29/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Forward Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks followed up the impressive win on Wednesday with a more typical New York 2014-2015 performance on Thursday.
Insight: Anthony was alright, hitting 7-of-16 for 18 points, but Indiana blew out New York, 103-82. Anthony led the team in scoring and picked up a rebound, an assist and a block as well.
Rodney Stuckey, G, IND1/29/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Rodney Stuckey had 22 points to lead Indiana over New York, 103-82, on Thursday.
Insight: Stuckey was 8-of-13 from the field with five rebounds and three assists. The 22 points were a team-high.
DeMarcus Cousins, C, SAC1/29/2015 9:09:00 PM
Description: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is questionable for Friday versus the Cavaliers.
Insight: Cousins is suffering from a right ankle sprain which is worth noting because Cousins missed time due to a left ankle injury this month.
Lavoy Allen, C, PHI1/29/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Pacers backup center Lavoy Allen left Thursday's game with a sore right knee versus the Knicks.
Insight: Allen walked into the locker room under his own power with a slight limp according to Pacers reporter Scott Agness. He had eight points, five rebounds and one assist in nine minutes before leaving.
Dwight Howard, C, HOU1/29/2015 7:57:00 PM
Description: Rockets center Dwight Howard will receive a second opinion on his right knee injury according to Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Howard will miss at least two games and could miss much more time. He missed two weeks with a knee injury at the end of last season, and at this point this injury is considered more serious. Fantasy owners should probably assume Howard will be out at least through the All-Star break. However long he is out, Terrence Jones will continue to see plenty of opportunities.
Mike Conley, G, MEM1/29/2015 7:39:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley is out for Thursday's game versus the Nuggets.
Insight: This is the second game Conley is missing due to his sore wrist. Beno Udrih will again start in his place.
Mike Conley, G, MEM1/29/2015 6:59:00 PM
Description: Grizzlies guard Mike Conley will be a game-time decision versus the Nuggets on Thursday.
Insight: Conley was active for Tuesday's game, but he did not play. We will get an official word on Conley's status right before the game. Check back in a few hours.
JaVale McGee, C, DEN1/29/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Denver center JaVale McGee will be active again on Thursday.
Insight: McGee was active on Wednesday, but he did not play. He might get a chance to play on Thursday, though, it will be against Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.
Amare Stoudemire, F, NYK1/29/2015 6:21:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire is out again on Thursday.
Insight: This was expected. He won't play until sometime next week at the earliest.
John Henson, C, MIL1/29/2015 6:17:00 PM
Description: Bucks PF/C John Henson will start on Thursday instead of Zaza Pachulia, who is suffering from a calf injury.
Insight: Henson has a lot of upside for Thursday's game, so he is worth grabbing in daily leagues. Jared Dudley will also be starting with Ersan Ilyasova out with a groin injury.
Jared Dudley, F, MIL1/29/2015 6:15:00 PM
Description: Bucks forward Jared Dudley will start at power forward on Thursday versus the Magic.
Insight: Fellow forward Ersan Ilyasova is out with a groin injury. Dudley is lethal from the 3-point line and is worth a look in daily leagues.
Zaza Pachulia, C, MIL1/29/2015 5:57:00 PM
Description: Bucks center Zaza Pachulia will not suit up for Thursday's game versus the Magic due to a calf injury.
Insight: Pachulia is questionable for Milwaukee's game on Saturday. John Henson will start at center for the Bucks versus the Magic and is a decent daily fantasy plug-in option.
Cole Aldrich, C, NYK1/29/2015 5:53:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Cole Aldrich will not play on Thursday versus the Pacers due to a shin injury.
Insight: Louis Amundson along with Jason Smith and Lance Thomas will see a lot more minutes with Aldrich out of the lineup.
Carmelo Anthony, F, NYK1/29/2015 5:51:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will start versus the Pacers on Thursday.
Insight: Anthony and the Knicks are playing the second game of a back-to-back set on Thursday, and Anthony scored 31 points on Wednesday. He is playing and is a must-start. It would still be best to sell Anthony, however, because the chances he gets shutdown for the remainder of the season are still very high.
George Hill, G, IND1/29/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Pacers point guard George Hill will be on a minutes cap on Thursday versus the Knicks.
Insight: Hill has been limited to 20 minutes per game over the last three games and will be held to the same limit. He has still produced in the reduced court time, however, averaging 14.3 ppg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg and 1.0 3-pointers per game over that stretch.
C.J. Miles, G, IND1/29/2015 5:40:00 PM
Description: Pacers shooting guard C.J. Miles will play on Thursday versus the Knicks.
Insight: Frank Vogel is likely going to ease him back into the rotation by playing him in spots according to Pacers reporter Scott Agness. He is a risky play in daily fantasy because it is unclear how much he will actually play.
Gordon Hayward, G/F, UTA1/29/2015 3:31:00 PM
Description: Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward missed practice Thursday, but is still expected to play Friday.
Insight: Hayward was dealing with sinus issues, so it would be best to check back Friday to verify that he's in the lineup. Hayward is averaging 19.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.4 apg.
Luol Deng, F, MIA1/29/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Heat forward Luol Deng missed Tuesday's game a sore left calf and has already been ruled out for Friday versus Dallas.
Insight: Deng was just starting to play well again and now this. Danny Granger could get some big playing time.
Dwyane Wade, G, MIA1/29/2015 3:03:00 PM
Description: Heat guard Dwyane Wade left Tuesday's game with a right hamstring strain and there is no timetable for his return.
Insight: Wade Wade to the media on Thursday, " You won't be seeing me for a while so get a good look at this face." With Luol Deng also sidelined, Mario Chalmers is a solid fantasy option.

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