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DeMarcus Cousins (illness) will not play against the Spurs on Friday.

The illness bug claimed another body tonight and the Kings will be in deep trouble. They don't really have a guy capable of playing big minutes at center, so it'll likely be a group effort. Jason Thompson does get some minutes at center, so he's probably the biggest beneficiary for minutes and has a solidified role. Although, Derrick Williams is also a very interesting player to use in daily leagues tonight.
Nov 28 - 5:05 PM

Raymond Felton (ankle) is inactive on Friday night against the Raptors.

It'll be Devin Harris handling most of the minutes at point guard while J.J. Barea will back him up. Felton has very little fantasy value right now while Harris is a solid start in some formats.
Nov 28 - 4:52 PM

P.J. Hairston (thumb) will play on Friday against the Warriors.

He is not in the good graces of coach Steve Clifford and is unlikely to get minutes over 20 even with the Hornets a bit shorthanded. Hairston is not a great fantasy option.
Nov 28 - 4:50 PM

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) won't play on Friday against the Warriors.

He doesn't have a timetable to return and could miss a few more games. The Hornets have been using a lot of two-point guard lineups with Brian Roberts, but he's still not a fantasy option. There is little incentive to stash Kidd-Gilchrist.
Nov 28 - 4:48 PM

Leandro Barbosa (knee) is questionable to face the Hornets on Friday.

He has only been going through 3-on-3 in practice and we don't expect him to do much. It's his birthday today, but fantasy owners will not want to ride that narrative even if he plays. Barbosa has very little fantasy value.
Nov 28 - 4:25 PM

Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 22 points against the Celtics during a 109-102 win on Friday with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 41 minutes.

He is a legitimate weapon on offense and the Bulls were even using him as a roll man in pick-and-roll sets with Derrick Rose. Butler also looked great in post-up plays despite making just 6-of-15 from the field tonight. He is getting to the line more than anyone could have ever expected and looks like the steal of fantasy drafts.
Nov 28 - 4:13 PM

Joakim Noah was dominant on both ends of the court against the Celtics on Friday, scoring 15 points with 14 boards, six assists and six blocks in 35 minutes.

He hit a clutch open jumper at the top of the key to give the Bulls a two-possession lead with 24 seconds left in the game. Noah played suffocating defense as well, and looked very healthy after missing Tuesday's game. His owners will have to keep an eye out on his knee injury and he could miss games in the future, but he should be good to go for Sunday against the Nets.
Nov 28 - 4:06 PM

Nikola Mirotic blocked a career-high five shots against the Celtics on Friday with 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

It was easily his best game on the defensive end and he wasn't too shabby on offense either, making 4-of-6 from the field. With Doug McDermott looking lost, Mirotic should get minutes in the high 20s while Taj Gibson (ankle) is out. He's worth owning in standard leagues for short-term value.
Nov 28 - 4:01 PM

Derrick Rose scored 21 points in 28 minutes against the Celtics during a win on Friday with four rebounds, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

Of course, he wasn't unscathed in this game. Rose took a charge and was gimpy for a a couple minutes while staying on the court. He also had a minor left hand injury and the training staff was looking at it briefly. He did finish the game and for once we expect him to play against the Nets on Sunday.
Nov 28 - 3:58 PM

Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double against the Bulls during a 109-102 loss on Friday with eight points, seven rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 33 minutes.

He shot a putrid 4-of-13 from the field and missed both of his attempts at the line. The two misses dropped him to 32.1 percent from the line on the season while he's been much better from the field at 45.2 percent. He's obviously much better in points leagues than in standard formats.
Nov 28 - 3:55 PM

Brandon Bass played 27 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with 16 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Kelly Olynyk had one of his routine disastrous games and Bass came in to help out. He's still going to need Olynyk to have a few more bad games before he'll have decent fantasy value in even deep leagues.
Nov 28 - 3:51 PM

Evan Turner played 23 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Jeff Green was in a little bit of foul trouble, but Turner did play well and made Doug McDermott look like a rookie a couple times. Turner is still going to need some sort of injury to the starting unit in order to have fantasy value in standard leagues.
Nov 28 - 3:49 PM

Hollis Thompson is expected to start against the Mavericks on Saturday in place of Tony Wroten (knee).

There could be some tweets from K.J. McDaniels' mom on Twitter shortly. Kidding aside, Thompson has been a bit of a boring option in the first unit and he already lost his job once, but coach Brett Brown will play it safe and go with him. McDaniels is still a much better asset in fantasy leagues.
Nov 28 - 3:44 PM

Kelly Olynyk made just 1-of-8 attempts from the field for four points with three rebounds one assist and five fouls in 19 minutes.

He was blocked four times and could not handle the Bulls frontcourt on either end. Olynyk has really fallen off a handful of times this year and it's led to him being benched on occasion, but he should still have some leash with coach Brad Stevens. His owners shouldn't panic despite four of his last five being awful showings. This is probably his low point on the season.
Nov 28 - 3:41 PM

Jared Sullinger made four 3-pointers against the Bulls on Friday with 23 points, 10 rebounds, one steal, one block and one turnover in 33 minutes.

He was 9-of-19 from the field and attempted nine shots from beyond the arc. Sullinger has 10 triples in his last three games and is boosted his shooting to 30.6 from deep with this hot stretch. Sullinger is putting up career numbers in basically every category except steals and is a must-start option.
Nov 28 - 3:31 PM

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