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Marcus Morris scored 31 points on 10-for-15 shooting with four rebounds, five three-pointers and four assists in 32 minutes during Monday's 113-100 win over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Morris saw some extra minutes and usage on Monday as Al Horford, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward all sat. The veteran forward put up some strong numbers and could have a similar performance on Wednesday if all three starters sit again against the Wizards.

Marcus Smart scored four points on 2-for-8 shooting with two rebounds, five assists and three steals as the Celtics defeated the Pelicans on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Smart played 29 minutes with Kyrie Irving sitting out on Monday. The 24-year-old guard did not do much with the extra time and remains a player that should be owned in deeper fantasy leagues only.

Terry Rozier scored 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists, one three-pointer and two steals in 32 minutes during Monday's 113-100 win over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Rozier got the start and played extra minutes with Kyrie Irving out on Monday against the Pelicans and was able to put up some good numbers. If Irving is out again on Wednesday against the Wizards then Rozier will be a good play in DFS and should be started in fantasy.

Jaylen Brown scored 19 points on 6-for-16 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, one blocked shot and four three-pointers in 24 minutes Monday against the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Brown had another solid game as he has been playing well since coming back from his injury. Since his return, Brown is averaging 21 points, five rebounds, and 2.7 assists. The third-year player should be owned in all 12 team fantasy leagues.

Robert Williams scored seven points on 3-for-5 shooting with 11 rebounds, three blocks, and one steal in 26 minutes during Monday's 113-100 win over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Williams was finally able to get off the bench on Monday as the team had five players out. The rookie took advantage of the playing time and showed what he can do. Expect Williams to return to the bench once everyone comes back.

Jayson Tatum scored 21 points on 10-for-16 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one three-pointer in 33 minutes Monday against the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Tatum got some extra playing time and usage with Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, and Gordon Hayward sitting out on Monday. The second-year forward took advantage of the extra time. If the three starters miss the game on Wednesday against the Wizards then Tatum becomes a must-start in all leagues.

Boban Marjanovic provided six points, eight rebounds and one block in 16 plus minutes against the Phoenix Suns. Deandre Ayton took it to him a few times in the post using his versatility to manoeuvre around 7'3" big man. Even when Boban gets the start, he is generally limited minutes-wise due to his sporadic ability to apply himself physically for big minutes on a given night.

Fantasy Impact: Marjanovic can be plugged in as a source of rebounds and block or two on a given night, but his ceiling is capped, do your best to fill your roster with more upside.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander lived up to the hype in Monday's 123-119 OT victory over Phoenix dropping 16 points on 8-for-12 shooting to go along with five dimes, four rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 33:35 of play. He had no trips to the line and he took no threes but there's no need to nitpick the kid, he was going to hole with vigor. His skill, length and big-shot-ability has the NBA community salivating over his future prospects with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Gilgeous-Alexander could very well be due for a bump in minutes after his strong performance in the very same game where Lou Williams left in the first half with a sore left hamstring. If he's not on your roster, he needs to be on your Watch List. If Lou-Will is out, consider him a value DFS play on Tuesday versus the Toronto Raptors at home.

Montrezl Harrell had nine points, three rebounds, four assists and zero blocks off the bench in the Clippers' 123-119 overtime victory over the Phoenix Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Harrell is slipping of late. It may just be a slump, but be a keen manager and keep your eyes peeled on his production. The Clippers could very well be set to fall off the map, there's no harm in putting some feelers out there just to see what kind of interest you can garner for Trez.

Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, 11-of-12 shooting from the line and 2-of-6 shooting from three. He also added five rebounds and two steals with just one turnover in a healthy 37:08 of play. He carried the team on both ends of the floor for periods of time and his aggressiveness going to the hole and on the defensive end helped to energize the team in the second half after coming out flat against the league-worst Phoenix Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Gallinari is a stud and due to his myriad of ailments over the years it's easy to let that fact slip your mind at times. He looks very much like his sold self - don't overpay because the risk is still there, but if you can snag him at low value off of an unsuspecting opposing manager, this is the kind of guy that can add you the inexpensive value to win your league, just ensure you have an IR spot available. He may get a small production bump in the games to come if Lou Williams misses time with his ailing left hamstring, keep your eyes peeled to FantasyPros for status updates.

Draymond Green returned to action on Monday night scoring seven points on 3-for-8 shooting. Green also snagged 10 rebounds and 7 assists.

Fantasy Impact: Green returned to the lineup and knocked off the rust early. Green contributed from all over the court and it appears his stock will rise back to preseason numbers.

Kevin Durant scored 22 points on 7-for-15 shooting during the Warriors win over Minnesota on Monday night. Durant added five rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Durant bounced back with a solid game as the Warriors appear to be back on track. With Curry back Durant's numbers may dip but don't let that worry you about his overall status as one of the leagues best.

Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 16 points, six rebounds, and three assists on Monday night in Chicago. With Iman Shumpert (rest) returning, Bogdanovic did not start, but nevertheless ended up with 30 minutes of playing time and pieced together a very solid night overall.

Fantasy Impact: Bogdanovic retains the classic "more real life than fantasy value" stereotype as he has cooled down after a hot start to November. However, he continues to play a major role in Sacramento's second unit. Bogdanovic can be played at a utility spot under dire circumstances, although there are plenty of better quality streaming options out there.

Lou Williams left in the first half and didn't return due to a sore left hamstring injury in Monday's 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns in overtime. He left with seven points on 3-for-4 shooting from the field, 1-for-1 shooting from three, four rebounds and two assists in 11:33 of play.

Fantasy Impact: Williams is expected to be evaluated tomorrow but due to the lingering nature of a hamstring injury it should probably be assumed that he will likely sit out tomorrow night's game against the league-leading Toronto Raptors on the second night of a back-to-back. Milos Teodosic played 12-plus minutes (his most in six games) in his absence, he will probably be the biggest beneficiary of a minutes spike if Lou misses time but he is not worth rostering until he proves he can be consistent, which is very doubtful. The Clippers have the depth and versatility to absorb a healthy portion of Williams' absence for a game or two. Expect more scoring opportunities for the starters.

Jose Calderon shot 5-for-7 on his way to 11 points, one rebound, and four assists against the 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Calderon doesn't play enough minutes to be fantasy relevant, let him stay a free agent.

Reggie Jackson scores 15 points

Tue, Dec 11th 12:15am EST
By Kamran Hoda

Reggie Jackson shot 6-for-14 on his way to 15 points, two rebounds, and seven assists on Monday against the 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson got back on track after a rough shooting night against the Pelicans. He's now scored in double digits in nine of his past ten games played, he gets Charlotte next.

Andre Drummond scores 21 points

Tue, Dec 11th 12:12am EST
By Kamran Hoda

Andre Drummond shot 8-for-12 on his way to 21 points, 17 rebounds, and three blocks against the 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: It was the usual outstanding rebounding for Drummond and he got back on track with the efficient scoring in the game. He gets the Hornets next.

Luke Kennard shot 11-for-18 on his way to 28 points, eight rebounds, and three assists against Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: Kennard took on a much bigger role in the loss with Blake Griffin resting to go with the injuries Detroit is dealing with and he absolutely delivered. The 28 points is a career-high along with the 36 minutes, he should be getting more playing time.

Tobias Harris was the best player on the floor tonight in the Clippers' 123-119 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns. Harris provided consistent scoring with 33 points on 11-of-19 shooting to go with 2-for-4 shooting from three, 9-for-9 shooting from the line, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and four turnovers in 41:19 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Harris figures to be the main cog in the Clippers' offense for the remainder of the season. His blend of scoring efficiency and rebounding is a welcome addition to any fantasy squad in any format. If you didn't take advantage of his production last season, do your best to get your hands on him now.

Willie Cauley-Stein scored 11 points and pulled down 16 boards against the Bulls on Monday night. He added three assists and three steals as well. Despite being inefficient from the field, he put together an exceptional performance that delighted fantasy owners who had the guts to play him.

Fantasy Impact: Cauley-Stein is always worth a bench stash, but is now reaching a borderline-startable level (at least at a utility position) due to the in-sync Kings offense. Cauley-Stein's steal total represented his second highest of the season, and his assists were above his season average. With a potential shootout against Golden State looming near, he is a sleeper play at center who nevertheless does come with some risk.