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    • Brandon Randolph NBADRAFT SG
      Brandon Randolph: Limited production
      2m ago

      Randolph notched six points (2-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal during Tuesday's 133-128 win over the Blue Coats.

      Randolph hasn't been much of a factor on the Herd's rotation, to the point that he is averaging only 4.3 points in 12.6 minutes per game during the current campaign. He could be bound to some scoring exploits from time to time, but he shouldn't be trusted outside the deepest formats.

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    • Andrew Wiggins GS SG
      Warriors' Andrew Wiggins: Scores 16 points in defeat
      17m ago

      Wiggins chipped in with 16 points (6-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and one assist in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 112-94 loss against the Kings.

      Wiggins has topped the 15-point mark in five of his first six games with the Warriors and as things stand now, he should be the team's primary go-to guy on offense -- at least until Stephen Curry returns to action. The former Timberwolves star is averaging 19.2 points per game while shooting 48.3 percent from the field since being traded to Golden State.

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    • Marquese Chriss GS PF
      Warriors' Marquese Chriss: Posts double-double
      19m ago

      Chriss gathered 21 points (8-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 112-94 loss against the Kings.

      Chriss was dealing with a calf injury that left him off the game against the Pelicans on Sunday, but he recovered just in time to be one of Golden State's best players. Chriss has started 11 straight games for the Warriors and has posted averages of 14.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and a 63.4 percent shooting from the field during that stretch.

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    • Eric Paschall GS PF
      Warriors' Eric Paschall: Solid performance in spot start
      22m ago

      Paschall contributed 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 112-94 loss against the Kings.

      Paschall has started in four of Golden State's nine games but considering how the rotation has looked of late, it seems the rookie out of Villanova will only see consistent minutes if there's an injury. If such isn't the case, then he'd move back to the bench. He has been productive regardless of the role, though -- Paschall has averaged 12.1 points and 4.7 boards per game in nine February outings.

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    • De'Aaron Fox SAC PG
      Kings' De'Aaron Fox: Full stat line in win
      24m ago

      Fox registered 21 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-9 FT), five assists, two rebounds, one block and one steal in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 112-94 win at Golden State.

      Fox has topped the 20-point plateau in each of his last three games, but he continues to distribute the ball at a high level -- he has dished out five or more assists in 11 of his last 13 games. During that 13-game stretch, the Kentucky product is averaging an impressive 21.3 points and 6.4 assists per game in 32.2 minutes of action.

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    • Buddy Hield SAC SG
      Kings' Buddy Hield: Solid scoring effort off bench
      26m ago

      Hield went for 19 points (6-15 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 112-94 win at Golden State.

      Hield has scored 15 or more points in all but two games since moving to the bench in Jan. 24, and there's no question the streaky shooting guard has embraced his new role with the second unit. Hield is averaging 20.6 points per game on 48.4 percent shooting from deep since his role in the rotation changed 13 games ago.

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    • Enes Kanter BOS C
      Celtics' Enes Kanter: Poor production continues
      1h ago

      Kanter finished with just four points (1-3 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 victory over the Trail Blazers.

      Kanter has basically been a fantasy afterthought of late, ranking outside the top-300 over the past two weeks. Kanter can certainly contribute when given sufficient playing time; however, at this stage, his defense is so bad that the Celtics are finding it difficult to have him on the floor. If Daniel Theis were to suffer an injury, perhaps Kanter could be considered in 12-team leagues but as of right now, he can be safely left on the waiver wire.

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    • Devontae Cacok LAL C
      Lakers' Devontae Cacok: Records double-double
      3h ago

      Cacok logged 21 points (9-15 FG, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals during Sunday's win over Iowa.

      Cacok's 21st double-double of the season paced South Bay as the 23-year-old made the most of his 24 minutes off the bench. He's now averaging 19.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

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    • Brook Lopez MIL C
      Bucks' Brook Lopez: Five rejections in win
      4h ago

      Lopez scored 15 points (5-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding five blocks, three rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 108-97 win over the Raptors.

      The veteran center came into the game nursing a sore back that forces him to the sidelines Monday, but he showed no signs of trouble with it on the defensive end. Lopez has swatted away multiple blocks in 12 of his last 16 games, averaging 12.6 points, 3.5 boards, 2.8 blocks, 2.1 assists and 1.4 threes over that stretch.

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    • Myles Turner IND C
      Pacers' Myles Turner: Hosts block party
      6h ago

      Turner provided six rebounds (2-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), 10 rebounds, eight blocks, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes during the Pacers' 119-80 win over the Hornets on Tuesday.

      Block party, SWAT team, return to sender --- any phrase you want. Turner owned the paint, repeatedly denying layups and rejecting dunks along the way to a career-high eight blocks. Turner blocked four shots in the first quarter and had his season high (six) before halftime. The fact that he is still struggling around the basket (0-of-7 from inside the arc) is concerning, however, since he can't block eight shots every night.

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    • Robin Lopez MIL C
      Bucks' Robin Lopez: Returns to bench role
      8h ago

      Lopez is not starting Tuesday's game against the Raptors.

      Lopez received the start Monday and provided 11 points, three blocks, one rebound and one assist in 33 minutes, but he'll return to the bench with his brother, Brook Lopez (back), rejoining the starting five. Robin should return to his usual 13.5-minute workload off the bench.

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    • Brook Lopez MIL C
      Bucks' Brook Lopez: Will play Tuesday
      10h ago

      Lopez (back) will play in Tuesday's contest against Toronto, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.

      As anticipated, Lopez will officially be active in Tuesday's key matchup with the Raptors. Lopez will presumably resume a normal workload and start. The veteran center is currently averaging 10.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 54 outings with the Bucks this season.

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    • Marquese Chriss GS PF
      Warriors' Marquese Chriss: Posts double-double
      19m ago

      Chriss gathered 21 points (8-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 10 rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 112-94 loss against the Kings.

      Chriss was dealing with a calf injury that left him off the game against the Pelicans on Sunday, but he recovered just in time to be one of Golden State's best players. Chriss has started 11 straight games for the Warriors and has posted averages of 14.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and a 63.4 percent shooting from the field during that stretch.

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    • Eric Paschall GS PF
      Warriors' Eric Paschall: Solid performance in spot start
      22m ago

      Paschall contributed 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 112-94 loss against the Kings.

      Paschall has started in four of Golden State's nine games but considering how the rotation has looked of late, it seems the rookie out of Villanova will only see consistent minutes if there's an injury. If such isn't the case, then he'd move back to the bench. He has been productive regardless of the role, though -- Paschall has averaged 12.1 points and 4.7 boards per game in nine February outings.

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    • Jayson Tatum BOS PF
      Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Drops career-high eight triples
      1h ago

      Tatum ended with 36 points (14-22 FG, 8-12 3Pt), five rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 victory over the Trail Blazers.

      Tatum is on some kind of hot streak right now, putting up top-five numbers over the past two weeks. The continued absence of Kemba Walker (knee) has certainly afforded Tatum more responsibility on the offensive end. This presents as a prime sell-high moment if you have Tatum on your roster, especially with Walker a chance to return Wednesday. With that being said, he is clearly the alpha on this team and should continue to deliver big numbers as the playoffs draw near.

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    • Nicolo Melli NO PF
      Pelicans' Nicolo Melli: Solid off bench
      2h ago

      Melli posted 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists and a block in 27 minutes during the Pelicans' 118-109 loss to the Lakers.

      After recording a career-high 20 points on Sunday, Melli reached double-digit scoring again. He was the only Pelican to score more than three points off the bench. It seems as if Melli will be in line for a 20-30 minute role depending on game tempo, as his floor-spacing status represents a valuable contrast from Derrick Favors and Zion Williamson.

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    • Anthony Davis LAL PF
      Lakers' Anthony Davis: Struggles with shot
      2h ago

      Davis finished with 21 points (6-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 9-10 FT), 14 rebounds, six blocks, three assists and a steal in 31 minutes during the Lakers' 118-109 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday night.

      Davis had an excellent, well-rounded stat line, with the efficiency being the only blemish. It may be worth noting that Davis was clutching his elbow after smacking into the backboard in the fourth quarter. He would return to the game, but with his injury history and phenom status, owners will likely want to monitor for an update regardless.

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    • Serge Ibaka TOR PF
      Raptors' Serge Ibaka: Rough night against Bucks
      4h ago

      Ibaka scored five points (2-15 FG, 1-10 3Pt, 0-2 FT) while adding five rebounds and an assist in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 108-97 loss to the Bucks.

      While both teams played stiff defense in this one, defense alone can't explain all the open looks Ibaka missed. The 30-year-old hadn't scored in single digits since Jan. 20, snapping a string of 13 straight games, while his five boards were also his lowest figure so far in February. Ibaka will look to bounce back Friday against a Hornets squad that should offer much less resistance in the frontcourt.

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    • Harrison Barnes SAC SF
      Kings' Harrison Barnes: Scores 21 points
      29m ago

      Barnes notched 21 points (9-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 112-94 win at Golden State.

      Barnes has now scored in double digits in three straight contests, and he has done that five times in his last six games. The small forward has clearly embraced a bigger role on offense during that six-game stretch, a period where he is averaging 20.0 points per contest while shooting an impressive 59.7 percent from the field and 54.3 percent from deep. As good as his numbers look of late, however, he's bound for a regression sooner than later.

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    • Carmelo Anthony POR SF
      Trail Blazers' Carmelo Anthony: Regresses in loss
      36m ago

      Anthony had 14 points (5-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 loss to the Celtics.

      Anthony was coming off arguably his best performance of the season but was unable to keep the momentum going. He managed to score in double-digits once again but the efficiency was well-down. With Damian Lillard (groin) still in street clothes, Anthony basically has a green light to fire away at will. In the short-term, he is fine to have on a 12-team roster as long as you aren't concerned with the inconsistent shooting.

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    • Brandon Ingram NO SF
      Pelicans' Brandon Ingram: Team-high 34
      2h ago

      Ingram scored 34 points (12-20 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 7-8 FT), along with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 37 minutes during the Pelicans' 118-109 loss to Lakers on Tuesday night. He also had seven turnovers.

      Coming off of a 5-for-18 shooting night on Sunday, Ingram returned to his All-Star scoring ways. The turnover total matched Ingram's season-high, which put a dent in his DFS scoring. Nonetheless, Ingram has been a top-3 asset at the small forward position in season-long leagues.

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    • Zion Williamson NO SF
      Pelicans' Zion Williamson: Scores 29
      2h ago

      Williamson totaled 29 points (8-18 FG, 13-19 FT), six rebounds, three assists and a steal in 33 minutes Tuesday, as the Pelicans lost to the Lakers 118-109.

      By scoring at least 20 points in his ninth straight game, Williamson tied Carmelo Anthony for the longest such streak by a teenager. This teenager was taking Dwight Howard to the rack repeatedly and lived at the free throw line Tuesday. While Williamson was driving productively, his unwillingness to take three pointers may eventually aid defensives in scheming against him.

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    • Danny Green LAL SF
      Lakers' Danny Green: Hot from three
      2h ago

      Green scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 5-9 3Pt), while chipping in five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block across 31 minutes during the Lakers' 118-109 Tuesday night win over the Pelicans.

      Green hit two quick threes in the opening minutes, but then left after receiving a gash to his right eyelid. He would later return to the game and conclude with one of his strongest shooting nights of the year. Green has now made a three in 10 straight games.

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    • LeBron James LAL SF
      Lakers' LeBron James: Carries Lakers to win
      2h ago

      James scored 40 points (17-27 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 1-2 FT), adding on eight rebounds, six assists and a block across 34 minutes Tuesday, as the Lakers beat New Orleans 118-109.

      James secured his first 40-point game of the season, and subsequently his season-high scoring total. He was not to be overshadowed by the flashiness of Zion Williamson either, as James posterized Jrue Holiday in the third quarter. The Lakers are now 18-0 when James scores 30 or more points.

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    • Brandon Randolph NBADRAFT SG
      Brandon Randolph: Limited production
      2m ago

      Randolph notched six points (2-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal during Tuesday's 133-128 win over the Blue Coats.

      Randolph hasn't been much of a factor on the Herd's rotation, to the point that he is averaging only 4.3 points in 12.6 minutes per game during the current campaign. He could be bound to some scoring exploits from time to time, but he shouldn't be trusted outside the deepest formats.

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    • Andrew Wiggins GS SG
      Warriors' Andrew Wiggins: Scores 16 points in defeat
      17m ago

      Wiggins chipped in with 16 points (6-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and one assist in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 112-94 loss against the Kings.

      Wiggins has topped the 15-point mark in five of his first six games with the Warriors and as things stand now, he should be the team's primary go-to guy on offense -- at least until Stephen Curry returns to action. The former Timberwolves star is averaging 19.2 points per game while shooting 48.3 percent from the field since being traded to Golden State.

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    • Buddy Hield SAC SG
      Kings' Buddy Hield: Solid scoring effort off bench
      26m ago

      Hield went for 19 points (6-15 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 112-94 win at Golden State.

      Hield has scored 15 or more points in all but two games since moving to the bench in Jan. 24, and there's no question the streaky shooting guard has embraced his new role with the second unit. Hield is averaging 20.6 points per game on 48.4 percent shooting from deep since his role in the rotation changed 13 games ago.

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    • Anfernee Simons POR SG
      Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Plays 21 minutes Tuesday
      33m ago

      Simons finished with nine points (3-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, one rebound and one steal in 21 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 loss to Boston.

      Simons has been unable to make the most of what could have been a favorable situation. Despite Damian Lillard (groin) continuing to miss time, Simons has scored in double-digits just once in his past five games. He is well outside the top-200 over that period and those in standard formats should only view him as a potential streaming option, and an unreliable one at that.

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    • Trevor Ariza POR SG
      Trail Blazers' Trevor Ariza: Efficient scoring night in loss
      39m ago

      Ariza compiled 17 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 loss to the Celtics.

      Ariza continues to play a big role for the Trail Blazers who are without their primary ball-handler in Damian Lillard (groin). Ariza's scoring has been far from consistent since joining the franchise; however, he has been a steady source of steals. The playing time is basically assured right now and he is someone to at least consider in 12-team formats, especially if you are lacking in defensive production.

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    • Jaylen Brown BOS SG
      Celtics' Jaylen Brown: Another 20 point effort
      1h ago

      Brown amassed 24 points (8-19 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 victory over Portland.

      Brown has now scored at least 20 points in three straight games, putting up top-40 numbers over that same period. The All-Star break appears to have worked in favor of Brown who had been struggling with a myriad of injuries. We also need to factor in that Kemba Walker (knee) has missed the last three games, affording Brown a more proactive role. With that being said, he should be a solid mid-round guy the rest of the way and warrants a roster spot in all fantasy formats.

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    • De'Aaron Fox SAC PG
      Kings' De'Aaron Fox: Full stat line in win
      24m ago

      Fox registered 21 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-9 FT), five assists, two rebounds, one block and one steal in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 112-94 win at Golden State.

      Fox has topped the 20-point plateau in each of his last three games, but he continues to distribute the ball at a high level -- he has dished out five or more assists in 11 of his last 13 games. During that 13-game stretch, the Kentucky product is averaging an impressive 21.3 points and 6.4 assists per game in 32.2 minutes of action.

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    • Brad Wanamaker BOS PG
      Celtics' Brad Wanamaker: Scores 13 points Tuesday
      43m ago

      Wanamaker totaled 13 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 118-106 victory over Portland.

      Wanamaker, who had been struggling of late, produced a solid performance in the win. He has been seeing additional run with Kemba Walker (knee) on the sidelines but this was the first time he has been able to capitalize on the opportunity. Unfortunately, Walker could return as soon as Wednesday, news that would see Wanamaker relegated to a minimal role moving forward.

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    • Avery Bradley LAL PG
      Lakers' Avery Bradley: Fails to score
      2h ago

      Bradley had zero points (0-8 FG, 0-7 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 22 minutes during Tuesday's 118-109 win over the Pelicans.

      After sticking in double-figure scoring for five straight games, Bradley has crashed back to earth in his previous two contests, going 1-of-12 from the field including nine missed threes. A "starter" for his defense, Bradley is unlikely to experience the same late-season boom he supplied owners with last season.

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    • Lonzo Ball NO PG
      Pelicans' Lonzo Ball: Versatile stat line
      2h ago

      Ball finished with 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt), eight rebounds and eight assists in 31 minutes during the Pelicans' 118-109 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.

      Ball took a hard fall to the floor after being emphatically blocked by Alex Caruso in the fourth quarter. However, he responded in a big way by nailing a transition three on the next possession. Racking up 16 cumulative assists and rebounds still represented the meat of Ball's output --- a figure that is attainable on a nightly basis for Ball in this role.

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    • Jrue Holiday NO PG
      Pelicans' Jrue Holiday: Inefficient in loss
      2h ago

      Holiday provided 11 points (5-19 FG, 1-5 3Pt), nine assists, five rebounds and two steals during the Pelicans' 118-109 Tuesday night loss to the Lakers.

      Holiday struggled navigating through the Lakers' larger lineups and had a couple of ugly crunch-time turnovers. Despite the rough night, he had scored over 20 in his previous two games and has a fantasy-friendly matchup --- as well as a few days to rest --- with the Cavaliers coming to New Orleans on Friday.

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    • Malcolm Brogdon IND PG
      Pacers' Malcolm Brogdon: Solid in win
      6h ago

      Brogdon provided 15 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists and six rebounds over 25 minutes in the Pacers' 119-80 win versus the Hornets on Tuesday.

      The Pacers built up a 30-point lead after halftime and dominated until the final buzzer. With that in mind, Brogdon and his co-starters got to take it easy. Regardless, owners were likely pleased to see Brogdon put up a solid line while snapping out of his 1-for-17 slump from behind the arc. The loss of Jeremy Lamb (torn ACL) should result in a slight uptick in production/usage for Brogdon, even once Victor Oladipo (sore back) returns.

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