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Jonas Valanciunas scored 15 points (5-of-9), grabbed nine rebounds, was perfect from the free throw line (5-of-5), contributed one assist, one steal and blocked five shots in 28 minutes of solid action against the visiting Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: Jonas Valanciunas is coming on when it matters the most, averaging 14.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.0 blocks, 51.9 percent from the field, 93.8 percent from the line and only 1.6 turnovers per game in the last five. He is not ubiquitously owned but could be a big role player in the run for the fantasy championship.

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Greivis Vasquez was an abysmal 1-of-10 from the field in 34 minutes of action as the starting point guard (Lowry, back). He did add seven assists, two steals and a three pointer in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: Greivis Vasquez has been getting starter minutes and have failed to capitalize on this opportunity as of late, averaging only 9.8 points and 3.8 assists while playing 30.6 minutes per game. Leave him off your roster for playoffs.

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According to beat writer Josh Lewenberg, Coach Dwayne Casey said that if Monday evening contest was a playoffs game, Kyle Lowry would not have played. (Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is evident that this is more than an issue of soreness, but rather something more serious. Lowry is without a timetable to return, and those of you still holding onto him in the final week of playoffs should unload him as soon as possible.

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Amir Johnson grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds along with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting and helped the Raptors defeat the visiting Rockets. He also added three assists, one stea, one block and three turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: While Amir Johnson's numbers are not eye-opening on a nightly basis, he could be a end-of-the-bench contributors that can pick up the peripheral stats for your fantasy team. His strengths are field goal percentage, rebounds and blocks, so use him accordingly in your playoffs matchup.

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DeMar DeRozan scored a career high 42 points on 14-of-27 shooting from the field (12-of-17 from the foul line), and added 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and six turnovers against the Rockets on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: DeMar DeRozan delivered on opening day of many fantasy finals with a huge double-double, and bounced back from his only single digit scoring output (6) since January 23rd. With three more games remaining on the slate for the Raptors this week, DeRozan is poised to be a significant contributor rest of the way.

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Isaiah Canann has been coming off the bench for the 76ers in favor of Ish Smith, and has struggled recently in that role. Canaan broke out on Monday, scoring 18 points on 4-of-9 from the floor and 7-of-7 from the free throw line in 27 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Canaan has misfired at a higher rate than usual the entire month of March, connecting on just 36.4 percent from the floor. Canaan has little fantasy value when his shot is off since he contributes little in assists and rebounds.

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Ish Smith had a productive night with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal, and no turnovers. He shot 8-20 from the field, 1-3 from three-point range, but did not make it to the free throw line in 32 minutes of work.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has looked really good over the past three games, and he seems to have a strong hold on the starting point guard position over Isaiah Canaan. If he is still available, he is worth a roster spot for the final stretch of the season.

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The Philadelphia 76ers shot just 10-of-33 from beyond the arc in their 113-111 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Robert Covington made just 3-of-10 from 3-point range and 4-of-13 overall. He finished with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

Fantasy Impact: Covington has been inconsistent of late from 3-point range. He connected on 5-of-9 against the Cavaliers on Sunday after missing all four attempts against the Clippers on Friday. Covington is still hitting on nearly 39 percent of his shots from beyond the arc, which is where his fantasy value lies.

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Trevor Booker replaced Derrick Favors again tonight against the Tiimberwolves, and had an exceptional performance. He scored 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Trevor has really come into his own niche with the Utah Jazz. Usually he has been coming off of the bench replacing either Derrick Favors or Rudy Gobert. While the box score may not show much of his improvement the Utah Jazz are a much better rebounding team with him on the floor.

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Rodney Hood leaves game early

Mon, Mar 30th 11:31pm EDT
By Taylor Robins

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Rodney Hood left the Minnesota game early after only playing 11 minutes due to concussion-like symptoms, and did not return. He scored seven points on 3-5 shooting before his departure. (Source: Aaron Falk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Injuries have seemed to plague Rodney in his first go at it this year with the Utah Jazz. However, when he has been healthy, the Duke product has put up exceptional numbers and fueled an offense that has been in desperate need for another scoring presence.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Rudy Gay took a forearm shiver from Marc Gasol in the 3rd quarter, which knocked Rudy out of the game. Rudy was having one of his best games of the season before he left. He ended the night with 24 points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. (Source: Jason Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Rudy Gay out on Wednesday, Omri Casspi will probably get some more playing time. He's worth a look in daily fantasy leagues on Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Ersan Ilyasova struggled from the floor Monday night, finishing the game with 12 points (4-13 FG, 2-4 FT, 2-4 3Pt).

Fantasy Impact: Ilyasova has been one of the Bucks' best scoring options recently, but his shot did not fall against the Hawks. While Ilyasova hasn't been as hot over the last two games, expect him to continue taking lots of shots each game and bounce back offensively as the Bucks struggle to find production from the bench.

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Rudy Gobert helped hold the Minnesota Timberwolves to just 84 points on Monday night. He scored 15 points along with 12 rebounds and three blocks in 37 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Rudy "The Stifle Tower" Gobert continues to be the focal point of a stingy Utah Jazz defense. His presence on the inside allows other players on his team to put more pressure on their defensive assignments allowing Rudy to clean up the rest. I am to the point where I am disappointed when he does not have over 10 rebounds in a game.

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Zaza Pachulia tallied a double-double Monday night with 17 points (8-10 FG, 1-3 FT) and 13 rebounds, along with three assists and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Pachulia continues to be a solid big-man fantasy option. He finishes the month of March nearly averaging a double-double, with 10.8 points and 8.4 rebounds.

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Gordon Hayward had yet another solid game against a depleted Timberwolves team. He scored a game-high 22 points while chipping in six rebounds, five assists, and four steals.

Fantasy Impact: If Gordon is not somewhere on your fantasy team, you are really missing out. While he has not been in the national spotlight, he has continued to put up solid numbers for a team that has little to no chance of making the playoffs. Pretty safe pick up in my book.

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Trey Burke bounced back in the rout against the Timberwolves, scoring 19 points on 47 percent shooting, adding in six rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Trey has bounced back and forth this season with his offensive performances. While there have been small improvements over the season under Coach Snyder, I look for Burke to make a bigger impact next season.

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The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime, 113-111. During the loss, Nerlens Noel recorded another double-double, despite poor shooting from the floor and free throw line. Noel finished with 19 points on 7-of-18 shooting from the floor and 5-of-10 from the foul line. He added 4 assists and a blocked shot in 36 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Noel averaged 14 points and 11 rebounds in March. He shot 51 percent from the floor and 67 percent from the free throw line, above his season percentages of 47 and 62, respectively. Noel continues to improve and should develop into one of the top fantasy big men.

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Patrick Beverley will undergo wrist surgery and will be out for the rest of the season and playoffs, per ESPN.com. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Beverley is droppable at this point. In his place, look for Jason Terry to receive the bulk of Houston's point guard minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


A final decision on whether or not Derrick Favors (back spasms) will play Monday night against the Timberwolves has not been made. Quin Snider is doubtful he will play. (Source: Aaron Falk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: March has treated Derrick well as he has averaged 18 points 8 rebounds along with 2 blocks per game. It might be a good idea to cross your fingers for tonight.

Category: Injury Updates


Outburst might be a little strong for most, but Asik's 15 points Sunday were the second most he has had all season. He has had a very good March for his standards.

Fantasy Impact: I am very intrigued Asik's improvement and what that might mean headed into next year. He could be a 10-10 guy next year.

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