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Landry Shamet will not return to Monday's game vs. the Raptors with a left ankle injury.
Nov 12   2:07 AM

It looked like his lower left leg gave out on him so it's a relief to hear that it's an ankle issue and not something to do with his Achilles. Look for Patrick Beverley, Rodney McGruder and maybe even Terrence Mann to step up if Shamet misses additional time, but keep in mind that Paul George (shoulders) could be back any day now.

Draymond Green had a tough night Monday, as he accounted for four points, seven rebounds and four assists before being ejected from the 122-108 loss to Utah.
Nov 12   2:07 AM

Green argued two separate calls during the fourth quarter, with the protestations resulting in an early trip to the showers. Offensively he struggled shooting the ball, going 2-of-7 from the field for four points. Given how thin -- and inexperienced -- the Warriors' current rotation is, they'll need more from Green if this team is to snap out of its current funk. But is he capable of putting up bigger numbers? Ranked outside of the top-100 in nine-category leagues, that's a tough ask of Green.

Norman Powell drew another start on Monday vs. the Clippers with 15 points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one triple in 37 minutes.
Nov 12   2:07 AM

The stats don't jump off the page but it's another serviceable line after he scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one triple in 26 minutes on Sunday night. Kyle Lowry (thumb) doesn't have a timetable right now and OG Anunoby did leave this game early with an eye injury, so while Powell doesn't have the greatest upside, he can be a valuable streamer for weeks based on opportunity/workload alone.

Willie Cauley-Stein finished Monday's 122-108 loss to Utah with eight points (4-of-7 FGs), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one blocked shot in 26 minutes.
Nov 12   2:07 AM

Cauley-Stein got in foul trouble Monday night, as he racked up five personal fouls for the second straight game. That may not have a huge impact on his minutes as he has been in the mid-20s even when not in foul trouble, but Steve Kerr would at least have the option of playing WCS more if he avoided silly fouls. The 11 rebounds represent a season-high for Cauley-Stein, and he's just outside of the top-100 in nine-category leagues thus far.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson played a season-high 29 minutes vs. the Clippers on Monday, scoring nine points on 4-of-11 shooting with nine rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block in 29 minutes.
Nov 12   2:07 AM

OG Anunoby left this game after two minutes with an eye injury and will visit a specialist on Tuesday. RHJ got the nod in his absence and played some solid defense on Kawhi Leonard, helping Toronto limit him to 2-of-11 shooting. RHJ can't shoot from deep but he can get to the rim, rebound, facilitate a bit and can rack up defensive stats, so with Toronto so banged up he might be worth an add if we get bad news on Anunoby.

Patrick Beverley grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds with six points, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 24 minutes vs. the Raptors on Monday.
Nov 12   1:35 AM

This is already his third game with double-digit boards and he was averaging 6.2 per game prior to Monday. He's been a decent source of dimes (3.1) and steals (1.6) too this season, and the Clippers may need him to handle the ball more since Landry Shamet does that for the second unit -- Shamet left tonight's game with a nasty ankle injury. The Clippers have a back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday and Kawhi Leonard will surely sit out one, so Pat Bev is worth streaming even if you're in a shallow league.

JaMychal Green double-doubled vs. the Raptors on Monday, scoring 10 points with 12 rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes.
Nov 12   1:35 AM

He played down the stretch of this one and hit a key basket late in the fourth quarter. Green was outside the top-150 in 9-cat prior to Monday and we don't see his value improving with Paul George (shoulders) due back any day now. If you're in a deeper league and need a streamer, the Clippers do have a back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday and Kawhi Leonard is expected to sit in one of them.

Donovan Mitchell posted a line of 23 points (7-of-17 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), eight rebounds, six assists and five 3-pointers in Monday's 122-108 win over the Warriors.
Nov 12   1:35 AM

Mitchell and summer acquisition Mike Conley appear to be getting more comfortable playing alongside each other, as they combined to score 45 points and dish out 13 assists Monday night. Mitchell was also 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, the first time this season that he's made five triples in a game. After shooting 38.9% from three in his first five games, Mitchell has made 47.1% of his attempts over the last five. As good as he is off the dribble, if Mitchell's hitting three-pointers at that clip it's going to be even more difficult for opposing teams to slow him down. He's been a top-30 player in both eight- and nine-cat leagues this season.

D'Angelo Russell tallied 33 points (13-of-25 FGs, 2-of-5 FTs), eight assists, two rebounds, one steal and five 3-pointers in Monday's 122-108 loss to Utah.
Nov 12   1:35 AM

Russell has now scored 30 points or more in four straight games, the longest such streak of his career to date. Given the Warriors' lack of offensive firepower Russell has to score, and on most nights that hasn't been enough to get Golden State into the win column. Individually he's going to be a highly valuable player in most leagues, but Russell's gaudy numbers won't lead to team success unless het gets more help from some of his teammates.

Kawhi Leonard hit just 2-of-11 shots but scored 12 points with 11 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and nine turnovers in Monday's 98-88 win over the Raptors.
Nov 12   1:19 AM

What a defensive battle. Kawhi's former team double teamed him all night but he got some help from Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell to put this game away late. The Clippers have a road back-to-back coming up on Wednesday vs. Houston and Thursday vs. the Pelicans, but instead of listing Kawhi as out for one of those for "load management," the NBA has asked the Clippers to start using his ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee as the reason he sits. For now, it's unclear whether he sits on Wednesday or Thursday.

Mike Conley played 31 minutes in Monday's 122-108 win over Golden State, scoring 22 points (6-of-11 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), with seven assists, one rebounds and five 3-pointers.
Nov 12   1:19 AM

Conley, who didn't commit a single turnover Monday night, appears to be getting more comfortable within the Jazz system. Over the last two games he's shooting 13-of-26 from the field overall and 10-of-17 from three, scoring a total of 42 points while also dishing out 12 assists. It's only a two-game stretch, but Conley appears to have turned a corner after struggling mightily to start the season.

Josh Hart shot 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-8 from the foul line in Monday's 122-116 loss to Houston, scoring 19 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.
Nov 12   12:45 AM

With Brandon Ingram being a late scratch due to knee soreness Hart moved into the starting lineup, and he made the most of his 30 minutes on the floor. His left knee was X-rayed at the half but Hart was able to continue playing, and he was one of the Pelicans' most effective players as he continued his recent run of solid performances. After shooting 1-of-9 from the field in a November 8 loss to the Raptors, he has shot 9-of-13 from the field (6-of-9 3-pointers) in the last two. Depending upon the results of Ingram's MRI, Hart could be a solid DFS option the next few games.

Jrue Holiday played 38 minutes in Monday's 122-116 loss to the Rockets, shooting 6-of-21 from the field and tallying 18 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot.
Nov 12   12:45 AM

Holiday finished the game one rebound shy of a triple-double, but that doesn't tell the full story of his night. He shot 28.6% from the field and missed all seven of his three-point attempts, while also turning the ball over six times. Holiday has struggled with his shot to begin the season, making 38.0% of his field goal attempts while shooting just 27.8% from three. That would explain while he's just inside of the top-75 in nine-category leagues and just outside of the top-50 in eight-cat during the first three-plus weeks of the season.

J.J. Redick led the Pelicans with 24 points in Monday's 122-116 loss to Houston, shooting 7-of-15 from three while also accounting for three assists.
Nov 12   12:29 AM

Having made six three-pointers in three games this season, Redick established a new single-game career-high Monday night. His value comes from three-pointers and points score, so when those shots aren't falling Redick doesn't offer much in the way of value in most leagues.

Lonzo Ball (ankle) will likely be back in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Heat.
Nov 12   12:13 AM

Thursday vs. the Clippers is a possibility, but it sounds like the Pelicans want to be super cautious. Kenrich Williams and Josh Hart played heavy minutes with the starters on Monday, so give Kenrich a look if you need short-term production. Preseason standout Nickeil Alexander-Walker played just 11 minutes on Monday with two points, so he can be left on the wire.

Russell Westbrook accounted for 26 points (11-of-21 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), five rebounds, four assists, four steals and one three-pointer in Monday's 122-116 win over New Orleans.
Nov 12   12:13 AM

Westbrook shot just 1-of-8 from three on the night, but he was 10-of-13 on two-point shots. While he has struggled from three this season, Westbrook has been noticeably better inside of the arc. Last season he was a 48.1% shooter on twos, and that number was up to 53.8% in Houston's first eight games.

Kristaps Porzingis returned from a rest day but his fantasy owners wouldn't know it, as he had just four points on 1-of-11 shooting.
Nov 12   12:13 AM

He added five rebounds, one assist, one block, one triple and five fouls in 20 minutes, and to make matters worse, he was benched in crunch-time. "It’s the system that we’re playing, a little bit," Porzingis said. "Sometimes I’m not going to maybe get the ball as much as I would like to. That leads to me maybe forcing some things and so on." Porzingis added that he didn't blame Carlisle for benching him, and Carlisle himself agreed that the Mavs have to find a way to get him more involved. Better days are coming with a matchup vs. the Knicks on Thursday.

Eric Gordon shot 4-of-7 from three in Monday's 122-116 win over New Orleans, scoring 17 points with three rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot.
Nov 12   12:13 AM

Gordon, who shot 0-of-10 from three in his first two games of the month, is now 10-of-23 over the course of his last three appearances. With Danuel House leaving the game in the first half with a back contusion, Gordon figured even more prominently in the Rockets rotation but was still used as a reserve. Mike D'Antoni prefers to bring Gordon off the bench as opposed to start him alongside James Harden and Russell Westbrook, which meant Ben McLemore started the second half Monday night and not Gordon. Despite being a reserve, Gordon is a valuable option in most leagues.

Jalen Brunson scored 12 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one triple in 27 minutes vs. Boston on Monday.
Nov 12   12:13 AM

Dallas' rotation is pretty messy right now with coach Rick Carlisle tweaking based on the matchups. This was Brunson's second solid outing in a row with a 13-4-2 line in his last game, so he's at least worth monitoring since Seth Curry and Delon Wright have been struggling recently.

Javonte Green scored nine points with two rebounds, two steals and one triple in 13 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Monday.
Nov 11   11:57 PM

If you're looking for a deep-league add with Gordon Hayward (hand) out for six weeks, you might want to look outside of Boston. The Celtics went with a 12-man rotation tonight, and coach Brad Stevens said he's going to use a committee approach to soak up Hayward's minutes.

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