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Dallas Mavericks G/F Tim Hardaway Jr is listed as questionable Sunday against the Chicago Bulls due to a groin injury. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Hardaway Jr. dropped 24 points with six rebounds and four triples on Friday night. He didn't appear to be slowed by a groin injury but those playing season-long and DFS will want to monitor his status going into Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Kristaps Porzingis (knee) is listed as probable to face the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Porzingis registered his first double-double this season on Friday, and it looks like he'll be good to go against Chicago on Sunday. He's averaging 15.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 34% from the field in two games thus far.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Ben Simmons (knee) is listed as available on Saturday's injury report and will play against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Embiid's been ruled out for the next two games so it will be Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, Shake Milton, and rookie Tyrese Maxey leading the charge for the Sixers against Memphis. Simmons' scoring has been down this year (12.4 ppg) so he'll have to pick it up with Embiid out of the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Steven Adams scored four points (2-4 FG), seven rebounds, and one assist in 33 minutes during Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Adams's streak of scoring double-digit points came to an end at seven games, though he has managed to grab at least six rebounds in every game this season. While he won't win you a matchup single-handedly, he's a consistent source of rebounds and has a chance to record a double-double every time he's on the floor. He'll look to stay in rhythm for Sunday's game against the Kings.

Category: Game Recaps


Eric Bledsoe posted seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3PT), one rebound, two assists, one block, and three turnovers in 21 minutes off the bench in his return from an eye injury.

Fantasy Impact: Bledsoe was able to return from a two-game absence but lost his starting spot to Nickeil Alexander-Walker after his 37-point explosion on Wednesday. Alexander-Walker struggled with 12 points and five turnovers so it's possible Bledsoe regains his starting nod in the future. Either way, he'll be tough to trust in Sunday's game against the Kings.

Category: Game Recaps


Luke Kennard scored 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt) with six assists, five rebounds, and one block across 30 minutes as the Clippers took down the Kings 138-100 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Kennard tok advantage of the minutes vacuum created by the absences of Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams. He scored in the double-digits for the first time in six games and logged a season-high six assists. If either Beverley or Williams, or both, were to miss Sunday's game against the Pacers then Kennard would have some appeal in DFS.

Category: Game Recaps


Nickeil Alexander-Walker posted 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3PT), three rebounds, two assists, and five turnovers in 20 minutes during Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: After erupting for 37 points in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers, Alexander-Walker was given another start despite Eric Bledsoe returning to the lineup. He crashed back down to Earth quick, however, as he posted 12 points and five turnovers in only 20 minutes of playing time. It will be interesting to see if he'll remain in the starting lineup going forward with Lonzo Ball set to return shortly, though his recent play should certainly have earned him a bigger role in the rotation. He'll look to continue improving in Sunday's matchup against the Kings.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcus Morris Sr. ended up with 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-6 3Pt) with one assist and one steal over 22 minutes as the Clippers took down the Kings 138-100 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The Clippers were a little shorthanded on Friday, missing Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams, so that freed up a lot of scoring opportunities. Morris Sr. scored 18 points with four made three-pointers on 12 field-goal attempts, which were all season highs. It's unclear if Beverley and Williams will miss LA's next game (Sunday vs. Pacers) but Morris could have some DFS appeal if they're unable to go.

Category: Game Recaps


Zion Williamson posted a team-high 21 points (9-19 FG, 3-6 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, one block, and four turnovers in 34 minutes during Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Ingram returned after missing one game due to an inconclusive Covid test and produced his fifth double-double of the season. It was also his second-worst shooting performance of the season at 47.4 percent, which is a testament to how efficient he's been on offense. Friday's game represented Zion's floor as he possesses the upside to produce bigger lines at the drop of a hat. Next up is Sunday's game against the Kings.

Category: Game Recaps


Terance Mann ended up with 13 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-4 FT) with nine rebounds, three steals, and one assist across 30 minutes as the Clippers took down the Kings 138-100 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The Clippers were missing a few key players in Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams and due to the lopsided nature of the game, a lot of reserves got extended run. Mann made the most of his 30 minutes, falling one rebound shy of a double-double while picking up three steals and 62.5-percent from the field. This was his best game of the early season, by far. Mann simply doesn't get enough consistent playing time to warrant fantasy consideration, however.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Ingram provided 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-4 3PT, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, five assists, one block, two steals, and four turnovers during Friday's loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Ingram played a game-high 35 minutes and managed to post an efficient line in a rematch against his former team. He's averaged just 20.7 points per game over his last four, though some of that can be attributed to game script. Either way, the 23-year-old forward will look to get back to his scoring ways in Sunday's game against the Kings.

Category: Game Recaps


Reggie Jackson provided 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal across 18 minutes as the Clippers took down the Kings 138-100 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson started this contest for Patrick Beverley, who was out for personal reasons. This was the most minutes played and points scored that Jackson has put up in the last seven games. He's really taken a back seat since coach Tyronn Lue switched up his rotations seven games ago. There is very little fantasy value here.

Category: Game Recaps


Magic guard Evan Fournier will not play in Saturday's game against the Nets due to back spasms. (Source: Dan Savage on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Back spasms have kept the 28--year-old guard from suiting up in nine straight games. Terrence Ross and Dwayne Bacon should see increased roles in his absence. Fournier's next chance to return will come in Monday's matchup against the Knicks.

Category: Injury Updates


Paul George finished with 26 points (8-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 6-6 FT) to go along with four rebounds and two assists over 30 minutes as the Clippers blew out the Kings 138-100 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: George continues to fill it up in January. Through seven games this month, George has scored less than 25 points just once (21 vs. Golden State on 1/6). He's off to a special start so far by averaging 25.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.3 steals per game while shooting at an insanely high clip: 50.3-percent FG, 51.5-percent 3Pt, and 91.8-percent FT.

Category: Game Recaps


Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points (10-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT) with six assists, four rebounds, and one steal over 28 minutes as the Clippers took out the Kings 138-100 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Leonard was very efficient in this game, dropping 27 points in 28 minutes while shooting 66-percent from the field. He's now led Los Angeles in scoring the past three games, which is not an easy feat playing alongside Paul George who is in the midst of a career year. Leonard could have had a much bigger stat line but the Clippers were in firm control throughout the game so a lot of reserves got extended playing time.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Clarkson scored 16 points (6-17 FG, 4-12 3PT) with seven rebounds and four assists in Friday's 116-92 win over the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Clarkson is averaging 18.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 3.4 3PM, and one steal on 49.1 percent shooting over his last seven games. Clarkson is now owned in 59.1 percent of ESPN head to head leagues and has played 25 minutes or more in his last five games, Clarkson can be added if still available in your league.

Category: Game Recaps


Rudy Gobert scored 15 points (6-7 FG, 3-6 FT) with 13 rebounds, four blocks, and one assist in Friday's 116-92 win over the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Gobert had gone three games without a double-double but ended that streak last night, recording his seventh double-double of the season. Gobert is averaging 11.9 points, 13.9 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game over 12 games. The Jazz take on the Nuggets Sunday night.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Conley scored 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3PT, 3-4 FT) with four rebounds, eight assists, and four steals in Friday's win over the Hawks.

Fantasy Impact: Conley is averaging 17.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists, three 3PM, and 1.3 steals per game over 12 games. Conley is ranked inside the top ten for his position in season long head to head scoring formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points (10-20 FG, 6-10 3PT) with three rebounds, four assists, and three steals in Friday's 116-92 win over Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Mitchell has been hot over his last three games averaging 27 points, five 3PM, 3.7 assists, 2.7 rebounds, and one steal per game over that span. Mitchell and the Jazz play Sunday night against the Nuggets.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Nesmith scored five points on 2-for-7 shooting with two assists, one three-pointer, and one block over 18 minutes as the Celtics beat the Magic on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Nesmith has appeared in just four games this season as the rookie has struggled to see playing time for the Celtics. Nesmith has the potential to become a solid NBA shooter but until he finds a consistent role can be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps