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Larry Sanders was the 2012-13 version of himself against the Wolves on Wednesday with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, five blocks and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

He made 7-of-10 from the field and only committed three fouls in his best game of the year. Sanders was coming off a nice 12-point, nine-board game, so it's going to be awfully hard to leave him on the wire considering his upside in blocks. If you have anything on your team you're not too attached to, go get him before someone else does.
Nov 27 - 1:49 AM

Luis Scola started and had 13 points and six rebounds on 5-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

Scola could be on his way out of the starting lineup soon if David West is really ready to play through his ankle injury on Friday. He might hold onto some value with Roy Hibbert also sitting with a sprained ankle, but when both West and Hibbert are healthy, it's hard to see Scola being worth owning in most leagues.
Nov 27 - 1:47 AM

James Harden made 10-of-31 from the field for 26 points against the Kings during a 102-89 win on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

He only turned the ball over once and the Rockets did win against a good Kings team, so it's hard to bash The Beard for the ridiculous shooting clip. He set a career high in shot attempts tonight, but he's cleared the 30-point plateau in every game with at least 25 shots from the field. Regardless, Harden is a fantasy stud.
Nov 27 - 1:34 AM

Donatas Motiejunas scored a career-high 21 points against the Kings on Wednesday with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer on 10-of-15 from the field.

This is his third effective game in a row with an average of 13.5 points per game in his previous two. He's also seen a major bump in minutes with 35.7 per game over his last three. The Rockets won't get Terrence Jones (leg) back any time soon and Dwight Howard (knee) is out, so Motiejunas is worth a look in all standard leagues now that he seems to have figured it out.
Nov 27 - 1:29 AM

Isaiah Canaan scored a career-high 24 points against the Kings on Wednesday with six rebounds, four assists, four steals and six 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He was open all night in easily his best game as a pro. Canaan was coming in with no momentum with only 15 points combined in his previous four games and Jason Terry was actually gaining ground on him. Considering how Patrick Beverley (hamstring) is out for a bit, Canaan is worth a look. Although, he has a bad matchup against Chris Paul on Friday.
Nov 27 - 1:24 AM

Ben McLemore made 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points during a 102-89 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday with three rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers.

He was coming in as hot as ever with three games of at least 52.0 percent from the field with 3.0 treys per game in that span. Perhaps coach Mike Malone gave him the green light tonight, but that might not happen in the future with a line like this one. He's still not worth grabbing in standards despite the increase in output lately.
Nov 27 - 1:07 AM

Omri Casspi scored 14 points against his former team in a loss to the Rockets on Wednesday with seven boards, two assists and two turnovers.

He scored 22 points on Tuesday and he could have another start coming his way with Rudy Gay (Achilles) up in the air for Friday against the Spurs. Casspi has a good rapport with the first unit, so he'll be worth using in fantasy leagues as long as Gay is out.
Nov 27 - 1:05 AM

Ramon Sessions had just eight points with three rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 35 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

The Kings apparently need Darren Collison (quad) back. Sessions is making just 34 percent from the field on the season and hasn't really been able to perform like he did after the break last season. Collision should be back soon, so Sessions has little value right now.
Nov 27 - 1:03 AM

DeMarcus Cousins suffered a leg injury against the Rockets on Wednesday and did not miss time, finishing with 29 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and seven turnovers in 37 minutes.

After the game, he said his knee is sore, but he will be fine for Friday against the Spurs. Cousins has put the team on his back over his last seven and has a usage of at least 36 percent in five of those games, which led to averages of 25.0 points, 14.3 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.9 blocks on 52.4 percent from the field and 83.3 from the line. He is a monster and is basically unstoppable.
Nov 27 - 12:58 AM

DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points in a win over the Hawks on Wednesday with three rebounds, two assists, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

Kyle Lowry was also successful with 14 points, six boards, 13 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes during the 126-115 win. The Raptors ran all over the Hawks with 25 fast-break points while DeRozan matched his season output with his two treys. He was only 2-of-13 before tonight and he really needs that part of his game to come around to be an elite fantasy guy.
Nov 27 - 12:50 AM

Greivis Vasquez was on fire against the Hawks on Wednesday with 21 points, two rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers on 8-of-12 from the field in just 17 minutes.

This is one of the most efficient lines of the year. For the advanced stats guys out there, Vasquez put up a 36.9 usage and had an 81.5 true shooting percentage. He was horrible before tonight and made just 33.3 percent from the field, so we'll obviously need to see it again.
Nov 27 - 12:47 AM

Lou Williams may have had a revenge game against the Hawks on Wednesday during a win, making 6-of-11 from the field for 22 points with two assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

He's so hot right now. Perhaps no bench player is performing at his level, averaging 24.3 points, 1.8 boards, 2.3 steals, 3.5 treys and 0.5 turnovers on 50.0 percent from the field and 96.4 percent from the line in his last four. We'd be lying if we said we saw this coming, but he's just too hot to leave on the wire right now.
Nov 27 - 12:35 AM

James Johnson (illness) played 20 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

He was reportedly very ill, but Johnson takes great pride in calling himself Wolverine. He is doing a great job on the defensive side and he had a nice Euro step on the offensive end tonight, too. Johnson is a sneaky player to own in 14-team leagues.
Nov 27 - 12:28 AM

Jeff Teague had a 24-point, 12-assist game in a 126-115 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday with three rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

His defense wasn't great and the Hawks gave up a lot of open jumpers as a unit. Teague is starting to cruise on offense and has scored at least 23 in each of his last four games while making an impressive 94.4 percent of his 7.2 free throw attempts in that span. He looks like he's going to be a smart pick from his fantasy owners.
Nov 27 - 12:19 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford made 11-of-16 from the field for 23 points against the Raptors on Wednesday with nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 32 minutes.

He had foul trouble on Tuesday in one of his worst games of the year, but Horford is starting to see his shots go up. It's just the second time he's been over 20 points all season, and there should be more of those games as he gets into a rhythm. Even with the low scoring of 13.3 points per game, Horford was still putting up third-round value.
Nov 27 - 12:12 AM


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