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Deron Williams officially signs on with the Cavaliers. Williams will not play on Monday but seems probable to play on Wednesday. Williams will backup Kyrie Irving and could be joined by former teammate Andrew Bogut soon. (Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams is now a backup so his fantasy value takes a huge hit. Williams can be dropped, however, if Kyrie Irving was to sit due to rest, Williams would be a solid DFS play.

Category: Transactions


Thabo Sefolosha returns to the starting lineup versus the Celtics after a long layoff due to a groin injury. Tim Hardaway Jr. will be coming off of the bench after starting for several weeks in place of the injured Sefolosha. (Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hardaway Jr. played very well in place of Sefolosha; however, his fantasy production will take a major hit coming off of the bench.


Updating an earlier report, John Henson was switched back to the bench after an earlier report said he was going to start. (Source: Ted Davis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Henson has only played one game in the last two weeks. He's averaging 6.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Thabo Sefolosha returns to the starting lineup versus the Celtics after a long layoff due to a groin injury. Tim Hardaway Jr. will be coming off of the bench after starting for several weeks in place of the injured Sefolosha. (Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Be hesitant to start Sefolosha until we see what he can do after getting back into the starting lineup.


Jose Calderon has been waived by the Lakers on Monday while the Lakers try to rebuild around D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Calderon could land on a team soon with the Warriors rumored to be interested. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Calderon remains off the fantasy radar. His departure means we will see more Jordan Clarkson whose worth an add in deeper leagues and a solid cheap daily play.

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The Grizzlies topped the Nuggets 105-98 on Sunday. Zach Randolph played 26 minutes off the bench and scored 20 points. He finished with 11 rebounds for a double-double too. He also added two assists and had one turnover.

Fantasy Impact: Randolph sees enough minutes to be fantasy relevant and should be owned in most leagues. This was a great game for him too. He has decent value in DFS as a mid-salary guy.

Category: Game Recaps


Michael Beasley returns to the starting lineup while Kris Middleton draws a rest day following the first game of a back-to-back. (Source: CF Gardner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beasley has been killing it the last two weeks since Jabari Parker went down with a season ending injury, averaging 19 points and 3.8 rebounds over that span. He's an intriguing option for a DFS value play in Monday night's contest. He needs to be in your lineups.

Category: Injury Updates


Kevin Durant will play against the Sixers on Monday night after missing the last game with a left hand contusion.

Fantasy Impact: Obviously, you need to get him in your lineups for Monday night. This will slightly downgrade Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


Avery Bradley is in the starting lineup for the Celtics for the first time since January 16. Bradley has slowly been working his way back to form and will play a limited set of minutes. (Source: Sean Grande on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for Celtics fans and Bradley owners who have been overly patient waiting for his return. However, be cautious about moving him off of your injured list into your active roster at least for a game or two until you're certain he is 100 percent healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


Richard Jefferson will move into the starting lineup for the Cavaliers on Monday night when they take on the Bucks. Channing Frye will come off the bench as the Cavaliers move to a smaller lineup to face the Bucks. (Source: Jason Lloyd on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jefferson started Saturday night in place of LeBron James who sat out with an illness in the Cavaliers loss to the Bulls. Jefferson scored nine points and grabbed three points in that effort. LeBron is expected to play on Monday night.

Category: Injury Updates


Nogueira once again only logged 10 meaningless minutes and did not attempt a single shot. He managed to chip in two rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in Sunday's 112-106 win over the Trail Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: It will continue to be difficult for Nogueira to find his way into the rotation with such a heavy frontcourt. He remains a do not start and isn't worth a look even in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Kristaps Porzingis will not play on Monday night when the Knicks take on the Raptors. Porzingis also missed Saturday's game against the Sixers with the same ankle injury. (Source: Al Iannazzone on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He is expected back Wednesday night when the Knicks face the Magic, though that is not set in stone yet. With Joakim Noah also out and Brandon Jennings cut today, the Knicks are a dumpster fire. Kyle O'Quinn and Guillermo Hernandez are great value plays for Monday night. Both have been providing tremendous value for their DFS salaries for the past two weeks.

Category: Injury Updates


Andrew Bogut agrees to buyout

Mon, Feb 27th 5:15pm EST
By Tom Williams

PHI

As expected, Andrew Bogut agreed to a buyout from the Sixers on Monday and will become a free agent. Bogut was acquired in a trade deadline deal with the Mavericks but did not play any games for the Sixers. (Source: Marc Stein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: You probably don't have Bogut on your roster, and there is no reason to make a move until he finds a landing spot. He averaged 3.0 points and 8.3 rebounds for a bad Mavericks team. But only has played 26 games this season primarily due to injuries. Wait and see on Bogut.

Category: Transactions


The Lakers are giving six guys plenty of minutes and sharing the rest it seems. Corey Brewer saw 12 minutes on Sunday and scored five points. He also added two rebounds, an assist and a block during that time.

Fantasy Impact: Brewer will not see enough minutes to be fantasy relevant. Maybe as he gets acclimated to his new team, those minutes will increase. Until then, he holds no fantasy value in any format.

Category: Game Recaps


As the Lakers have transitioned into what many are calling tank mode, older faces are not seeing as many minutes. Larry Nance only saw 13 minutes on Sunday and did not do much with them. He shot 1-for-5 from the floor and finished with two points. He added two rebounds, an assist and a turnover.

Fantasy Impact: Nance had a little bit of a run for fantasy earlier this season. He is no longer relevant though. He can become a DFS tournament option if an injury occurs, but even then he'd be a punt play.

Category: Game Recaps


Luol Deng was not much help to the Lakers as he could not score during his 12 minutes of play. He only shot the ball twice, but missed both of them. He grabbed four rebounds, an assist and a steal.

Fantasy Impact: Deng is droppable and has been for awhile now. He is not seeing the minutes that he saw when the Lakers still had a chance early in the season. It is likely that the Lakers will play their younger guys to see what they have to work with and help develop them for the 2017-2018 season.

Category: Game Recaps


The Lakers fell to the Spurs 119-98 on Sunday. Nick Young was not much help as he shot 25 percent from three-point range and only scored eight points. He did not have any peripheral stats either and turned the ball over once.

Fantasy Impact: Young should have more value with Lou Williams out of the rotation, but it seems like Brandon Ingram and Jordan Clarkson have benefited the most in this short span. Young will see minutes, but if his shot is not falling he will not be of much use. He holds more value in points leagues than category leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Al Jefferson remains questionable for Monday night's contest against the Rockets, according to the Indiana Pacers. Jefferson has missed the last two games due to the same dental issue. (Source: Indiana Pacers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Myles Turner remains a must own player and is likely to have a big game in this up-tempo contest against the Rockets. The absence of Jefferson should not have too much of an impact, however, his production this season has been minimal.

Category: Injury Updates


The Lakers did not have what it took to knock off the Spurs on Sunday. They fell 119-98 and are now 19-41 on the season. Brandon Ingram had a great individual game. He played 35 minutes and scored 22 points. He also had two rebounds, three turnovers and a block.

Fantasy Impact: Ingram could see a bigger role as the Lakers look to see what the rookie can do in what has now become a wasted season. Ingram has talent and should be owned in most leagues. He is mostly a scorer and should be valued more highly in points leagues. He makes for a value option in DFS too.

Category: Game Recaps


The Lakers lost to the Spurs 119-98 on Sunday. Jordan Clarkson continued to see Lou Williams' minutes and played 27 minutes off the bench. He was second in team scoring with 19 points. He added two rebounds, two assists and turned the ball over once.

Fantasy Impact: Clarkson definitely has more value now that Lou Williams is off the team. Two games in a row he has seen strong minutes with the second unit. He is mostly going to score points and has less value in category leagues than points leagues. He is also an option to consider when playing DFS depending on matchup and pricing.

Category: Game Recaps