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Gerald Henderson hit 11-of-19 shots, a 3-pointer and 12-of-12 free throws on his way to a career-high 35 points on Tuesday, helping the Bobcats snap a 10-game losing streak with an incredibly easy win over the Celtics.

Henderson added three assists, and while he's not a classic eight-cat performer, he is starting, getting plenty of run, and has scored in single digits just twice since Feb. 1. He should be owned in all leagues, and we hope he was in your lineup for this gem.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 10:42:00 PM

Myles Turner posted 21 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks and two assists in 34 minutes of work vs. Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Turner has a complete game with the ability to shoot from range (one 3-pointer tonight) or attack in the paint, and he finished 8-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. The Pacers' offense was humming all night long (due at least somewhat to the quality of the Nets' defense) and all signs point to Turner returning elite value this season.
Oct 18 - 11:15 PM

D'Angelo Russell went off for 30 points in his Nets debut on Wednesday, making 12-of-22 shots with four 3-pointers, five assists, three rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

Russell is locked into a huge role for the team with the league's fastest pace last season, a situation that couldn't be much better for fantasy upside -- his 30-point outburst tied Nate 'Tiny' Archibald for the most ever in a Nets' debut. His role will get even bigger if Jeremy Lin's knee injury costs him any time. Buckle up.
Oct 18 - 11:09 PM

Stanley Johnson (back) started Wednesday's opener, but he shot 0-of-13 from the field to finish with two points, four rebounds, four steals and one assist.

Johnson logged a game-high 40 minutes and his strong preseason appears to have convinced Stan Van Gundy that he can handle the starting role. The dreadful shooting highlights our concerns about his fantasy appeal, however, as he's a career 36.7 percent shooter (30.1 from deep) in his brief pro career. He's still worth a speculative hold due to the huge minutes and the fact that he had a green light from downtown, where he finished 0-of-6 tonight.
Oct 18 - 10:42 PM

Tobias Harris lit up for a game-high 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting on Wednesday, adding four 3-pointers, 10 rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes.

Harris is almost the forgotten man in Detroit, but he deserves more attention for fantasy purposes. He's still just 25 years old, he's a lock for top-60 value in most formats, and he's overcome questions about his durability with six DNPs over the past two seasons. If you own him, you most likely got a bargain on draft day.
Oct 18 - 10:40 PM

Robert Covington scored 29 points during Wednesday's 120-115 loss, making 9-of-15 shots with seven 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist.

Covington fell one point shy of his career-high tonight, despite playing a modest 29 minutes. He's going to get a ton of open looks with teams distracted by Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, and this certainly helps answer lingering questions about his role this season.
Oct 18 - 10:18 PM

Joel Embiid finished Wednesday's season opener with 18 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and one block in 27 minutes of action.

He made 7-of-15 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs tonight, and even attempted four 3-pointers. Embiid's minutes were supposed to be limited to the teens as a precaution, but coach Brett Brown said afterward that it's "more of a plan ... than a [medical] restriction]." Even if his minutes stick in the 26-30 range, that would be more than enough for Embiid to mine fantasy gold. The next hurdle comes this weekend, when the Sixers play back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday.
Oct 18 - 10:17 PM

Ben Simmons looked great in his NBA debut on Wednesday, making 7-of-15 FGs and 4-of-6 FTs for 18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

Simmons is a force to be reckoned with and the Sixers are going to be a blast to watch all season. The biggest takeaway for fantasy owners is that Simmons played under control as a true point guard and he committed just one turnover in 35 minutes. The playing time and across-the-board production are ideal, and he's already looking like a potential draft-day bargain in re-draft leagues.
Oct 18 - 10:14 PM

Marcin Gortat posted 16 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks during Wednesday's home-opening victory, making 7-of-12 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs in 34 minutes.

Gortat was a rebounding machine tonight, and this is a terrific sight for owners who took a chance on him in the later rounds -- his ADP plummeted due to a brutal finish to the 2016-17 season. The 11-year veteran has returned at least top-100 value (per-game) in six straight seasons, and he couldn't have gotten off to a better start this year.
Oct 18 - 10:07 PM

George Hill, Buddy Hield, Justin Jackson, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein will start against the Rockets on Wednesday.

Hill's groin injury from last week was never a big concern, but it nice to see he will be out there. Jackson starting is interesting, but most fantasy owners can wait and see here. Plus, Skal gets the start for Zach Randolph (oral surgery).
Oct 18 - 9:58 PM

Jeremy Lin (knee) will be evaluated on Thursday, but there is "tremendous concern" about his injury, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

Oct 18 - 9:54 PM

Damian Lillard, Evan Turner, Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu and Jusuf Nurkic will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

We're in Game 1 of 82 and already we're going right up until tip before we get the lineup from coach Terry Stotts. With C.J. McCollum set to come back after the one-game suspension, hopefully we'll be back on track.
Oct 18 - 9:52 PM




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