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3 years agoKevin Love has returned to the starting lineup and amidst the Cavaliers recent struggles, it could not come at a better time. This is also true for Kevin of fantasy owners that are looking for help in the playoffs. Regardless of what format you are in, Love is double-double threat every night and should be started. Even though the Jazz are one of the most defensively sound teams, Love is still matchup-proof. His production entirely depends on whether or not he is hitting his shots. Tonight is a toss-up depending on how he plays in his return, but going forward Love should be started comfortably. He will take nearly all of Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye's value.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Cleveland Cavaliers Twitter
3 years agoWith DeMarre Carroll back in the starting lineup, Norman Powell clearly takes the biggest fantasy hit. He should still be monitored before being dropped, but this deep into the season production is necessary. Carroll and Powell will not bring you the type of production you need in any format, other than few DFS plays. Monitor both for DFS but as far as standard leagues go, avoid both.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Josh Lewenberg
3 years agoKristaps Porzingis was listed as doubtful earlier, but unfortunately has been downgraded to out. On the brighter side, expect Lance Thomas, Willy Hernangomez, and Justin Holiday to see an increase in minutes. With the Nets being the worst team in basketball, all three have plenty of upside. With one of the main contributors out, the Knicks will need production from someone other than Carmelo Anthony. Look for Lance Thomas to continue his impressive string of games. He may not have been fantasy relevant recently, but that should change tonight. If this injury lingers, Porzingis will be forced into drop-candidacy in the fantasy playoffs.--Jake Finnen - RotoBallerSource: Marc Berman
3 years agoDanilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler are not going to be able to play tomorrow night against the L.A. Clippers. With both of them out, Gary Harris becomes a nice replacement option. Harris has quietly become one of the Nuggets' leading perimeter scorers on the season. So without Chandler and Gallinari, he’s going to be relied on to produce even more, making him a nice DFS option for Thursday.--Aaron S - RotoBallerSource: Harrison Wind
3 years agoJordan Clarkson will get another look at running the starting unit for the second game in a row. His last appearance was mixed with a lot of different results. But now he’s got another chance at redeeming himself against Houston tonight. The Rockets play a pace and space brand of basketball, so this is going to be a high-scoring affair. That also means more scoring opportunities for Jordan Clarkson, and something tells me this game he’s going to be up to the task.--Aaron S - RotoBallerSource: Tania Ganguli
3 years agoKristaps Porzingis didn’t practice Wednesday, making him doubtful to play tomorrow night against the Brooklyn Nets. If he isn’t able to give it a go, Carmelo Anthony’s fantasy value should skyrocket. Without Porzingis, it’s essentially going to be just Carmelo and Rose as the two lone scoring options in the starting unit. That means Melo should have himself a huge night, because most of the offense is going to be run through him. And it should also help some that Brooklyn is just a terrible defensive team.--Aaron S - RotoBallerSource: Ian Begley
3 years agoJoe Johnson will get the start against the Detroit Pistons today. Detroit’s power forward duo of Tobias Harris and Jon Leuer aren’t a good matchup for him, because Johnson does a great job of scoring out of the low block. That means Detroit is going to have some trouble in that department, since both of them aren’t good post defenders. So with that said, Joe Johnson should have himself another 20-point game as he goes up against two sieve-like defenders.--Aaron S - RotoBallerSource: Tony Jones
3 years agoTony Parker is questionable to play tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers. If he isn’t able to give it a go, Patty Mills needs to be inserted into your starting lineups. The Aussie guard has done a fantastic job starting in place of Parker before, and today should be no different. He’s going up against Damian Lillard, who’s one of the worst defenders at his position. So because of that, Mills should have himself a field day matching up against him.--Aaron S - RotoBallerSource: Michael C. Wright
3 years agoWesley Matthews is a game-time decision for tonight’s matchup against the Washington Wizards. If he isn’t able to give it a go, Seth Curry becomes the biggest recipient. Without Matthews, Curry is going to get a ton of minutes. That means it’s even more likely that he goes off. Curry is already averaging 18.4 points per game, 3.2 rebounds, three assists and 1.2 steals in 34 minutes of playing time. But if Matthews isn’t there, he’ll see 40-plus minutes, and that means he’s going to get his usual 20-plus points.--Aaron S - RotoBallerSource: Earl K. Sneed
3 years agoKenneth Faried might be able to give it a go tomorrow night against the L.A. Clippers. But he’s still questionable to play, so if he isn’t able to go, Nikola Jokic becomes an even better fantasy option. Without Faried, Jokic receives a ton of minutes because the Nuggets don’t have a lot of depth at that position. So with that said, I can see him getting one of his usual triple-doubles since he’s going up against DeAndre Jordan.--Aaron S - RotoBallerSource: Harrison Wind
3 years agoThe Sacramento Kings are moving towards a new youth movement, and Skal Labissiere is at the forefront of that. In his last two games as a starter, Labissiere is averaging 10.5 points, six rebounds and 2.5 blocks in only 17.5 minutes of action. With the Kings resting some of their veterans now to get a look at the youngsters, continue keeping an eye on Skal’s play, because he’s an integral part of the Kings future. And he’s shown when given the minutes, he can flat out ball.--Aaron S - RotoBallerSource: ESPN
3 years agoNets rookie guard Caris LeVert has been on fire lately and could be an interesting option in leagues. He scored 16 points on 4-of-6 shooting against the Thunder on Tuesday. LeVert has been on fire this month, shooting a ridiculous 57.1 percent from the field since the beginning of March. He only played 23 minutes but managed five rebounds, two assists, three steals and one three-pointer in Tuesday's contest. He also hit 7-of-8 free throws and should be added in all leagues right now.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Anthony Puccio
3 years agoVeteran forward LaMarcus Aldridge has been cleared to resume basketball activities on Wednesday. He's missed the last two games with a heart problem. Aldridge has no restrictions for Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. This will result in forward David Lee moving back to the bench. Unless an issue arises, Aldridge should be back in action on Wednesday, and it is safe to plug him back in your lineup. The Spurs may want to ease Aldridge back into action, but all signs point to him being in the rotation tonight.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Jeff Platt
3 years agoThe Bulls have announced that veteran guard Rajon Rondo will be in the starting lineup against Memphis on Wednesday night. Rondo played fantastic in his last start versus the Hornets on Monday. He scored a season-high 20 points, with three three-pointers, seven rebounds, and one steal in 36 minutes. Guard Cameron Payne has been ruled out against Memphis, so Rondo will likely see 30-plus minutes again on Wednesday. Rondo is worth starting tonight, but it is hard to trust him long term.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Sean Highkin
3 years agoLakers head coach Luke Walton has announced that Ivica Zubac will start the final 15 games at center. They shut down Timofey Mozgov for the rest of the season, and want to get a good look at Zubac. The Lakers want Zubac to play, so they can determine if he's their long-term option at center. In three starts this season, Zubac has averaged 13.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game on 79.2 percent shooting. He's officially a must-have player in all leagues.--Andy Webb - RotoBallerSource: Orange County Register

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