Rivers posted 23 points (8-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with three assists and no turnovers over 27 minutes in Friday's 105-97 loss against the Spurs.
Rivers was back to his role off the bench with Chris Paul (thumb) back in action after missing the past month. Despite the move back to a reserve role he was still very effective against a good defensive club. Don't drop Rivers from your fantasy lineup, but you can expect his playing time to be reduced as Paul gets even more comfortable after the long layoff.
Paul looked pretty good after a month-long absence due to a torn ligament in his left thumb. He did not appear to play with any kind of minutes ceiling and it looks safe to get him back into the active fantasy lineup in all formats. Austin Rivers will see his minutes and value substantially reduced with Paul back in the lineup.
Dedmon finished with four points (2-3 FG), 12 rebounds, four blocked shots, three assists and a steal over 24 minutes in Friday's 105-97 win against the Clippers.
Dedmon remained in the starting lineup despite the return of Pau Gasol (finger), but don't expect that setup to last for very long. The big man is likely to see his playing time substantially reduced once Gasol gets back into the swing of things. He is worth keeping around in deeper head-to-head fantasy leagues and most rotisserie formats for help in the rebounds and blocked shots categories.
Gasol (finger) posted 17 points (5-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with 11 rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot across 27 minutes in Friday's 105-97 win against the Clippers.
Gasol was back after a 15-game absence due to a fractured finger. He didn't show much rust as he was very efficient from the floor, especially from behind the arc. Even though he came off the bench it appears safe to get him back into the active lineup in all fantasy formats.
Lin (hamstring) posted seven points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with five assists and two rebounds across 15 minutes in Friday's 129-109 loss against the Nuggets.
Lin was back in action after missing the past 26 games due to a strained left hamstring. He is healthy but his minutes were likely limited due to the lopsided score. It appears safe to get him back into the active fantasy lineup in all formats.