Chris Andersen returned on Wednesday with three points, one rebound and one assist in four minutes off Miami's bench.
His lone make was a 3-pointer but this is a non-event for fantasy purposes -- the Birdman has played 17 minutes all season.
Jamal Crawford shot 1-of-9 from the field in 30 minutes vs. Utah on Wednesday, finishing with three points, one rebound, two assists and two turnovers.
Crawford got fantasy owners' attention when he erupted for 37 points as a fill-in starter in mid-November. In his last three games, however, he's had the distinct appearance of a 35-year-old reserve guard -- 8.7 points on 22.2 percent shooting. He'll have occasional DFS appeal, but that's about it.
Derrick Favors scored 22 points against the Clippers during a 102-92 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, two assists and three steals.
While he didn't have his best defensive game with one-on-one defense, Favors lit it up with his shooting line of 10-of-15 from the field. He has seen exceptional growth as a shooter and isn't just a guy who can score from within three feet anymore. He has second-round value on the season and most signs point to him maintaining that value.
Blake Griffin was brilliant on Wednesday, scoring 40 points on 18-of-23 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks, but it wasn't enough to defeat the visiting Jazz.
Griffin sank 9-of-12 shots between 10-22 feet from the hoop tonight, and with his passing and ball-handling abilities it essentially made him unguardable. The Clippers lost anyway and they don't have much to be thankful for in terms of their on-court success -- after four straight wins to open the season, they've now lost eight of their past 11 games. Blake has the fifth-highest PER in the league at 27.3, trailing only LeBron, Durant, Westbrook and Curry, yet his team has a sub-.500 record.
Chris Paul filled up the stat sheet in a loss to Utah, notching 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting, two 3-pointers, five rebounds, eight assists and three steals.
He committed only two turnovers in 35 minutes and combined with Blake Griffin to score 64 points -- 70.3 percent of the Clippers' total. This game was a welcome sight for CP3's owners, as his scoring (16.7), FG percentage (44.4), 3-pointers (1.3), rebounds (3.5) and assists (8.5) have all been down compared to last year's numbers.
Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 33 points against the Clippers on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and five 3-pointers.
He has been off as a 3-point shooter, failing to make more than two treys in a game and making just 30.6 percent from deep before tonight. This was actually Hayward's first game with more than 25 points all season -- he had five 25-point games by the end of November last season. He does have an upward trend now, but his ceiling isn't as high with all the talent around him getting better.
J.J. Redick had a disastrous night on Wednesday, shooting 1-of-6 from the field to finish with three points, one assist, one steal and three turnovers in 21 minutes.
Utah has allowed the fewest 3-point attempts from opposing shooting guards this season, at 4.5 per game -- Redick single-handedly eclipsed that with five attempts from deep, but it didn't do him or the Clippers much good. He averaged 16.5 points in his previous two games, and owners should chalk this up as a dud against an excellent defense.
DeAndre Jordan posted eight points, 11 rebounds, three steals and four blocks in 32 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.
It was the most combined steals and blocks DJ has recorded in November, but it was all for naught -- Utah's impressive defense shut down everyone not named Blake or Chris, and they managed to out-rebound the Clippers on their home court. Fantasy owners will still be pleased, as Jordan is once again posting top-10 value when you overlook his FT shooting.