Player News - Mavericks

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Wesley Matthews (hamstring) will play on Wednesday.

This should bump Dorian Finney-Smith back to the second unit. There's no word of limitations for Matthews tonight, so plug him into season-long lineups.
Nov 14 - 7:02 PM

Wesley Matthews (hamstring) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

Matthews missed Monday's matchup with the Bulls, but it looks like the hamstring issue will only cost him one game. With Matthews back in action tomorrow night, Dorian Finney-Smith will return to the second unit and irrelevancy in fantasy hoops.
Nov 13 - 3:28 PM

Dwight Powell scored 11 points with four rebounds, two blocks, one steal, and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

Powell hasn't been playing much behind DeAndre Jordan, making him easy to leave on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Nov 13 - 12:46 AM

Maxi Kleber scored 10 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks, and two 3-pointers in 16 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

Kleber is averaging just 17.0 minutes over his last five games, but is still making 1.0 threes and blocking 1.2 shots in that time. He's not desirable in most leagues, but is a cheap source of blocks for owners in very deep leagues.
Nov 13 - 12:42 AM

Dorian Finney-Smith scored eight points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block, and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

DFS got the start with Wes Matthews (hamstring) out. He plays because of his defense, which doesn't always translate to fantasy. He's not worth owning outside of super deep leagues.
Nov 13 - 12:37 AM

J.J. Barea scored 14 points (6-of-12 FG) with five rebounds, five assists, and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against Chicago on Monday.

Barea scored 21 points in his last game and had another good game off the bench against the Bulls. The veteran guard isn't consistent, but is worth a look in deeper leagues because of his assists.
Nov 13 - 12:34 AM

DeAndre Jordan scored six points (3-of-5 FG, 0-of-2 FT) with 16 rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

Jordan has grabbed double-digit boards in all but one game this season. He missed the only two free throws he took, which happened to be in the final minutes of the game. He's not scoring as much with Harrison Barnes back, but is still an elite rebounder.
Nov 13 - 12:30 AM

Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 23 points (7-of-16 FG, 8-of-9 FT) with five rebounds, one assist, a season-high four steals, and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

Barnes enjoyed playing against the Bulls defense. His season has been off to a rocky start after being hampered by a hamstring injury until late October. He's averaging 16.2 points and 5.0 rebounds on just 40% shooting over his last five games. He's a solid buy-low target as he gets up to speed.
Nov 13 - 12:24 AM

Luka Doncic scored 11 points (3-of-13 FG, 2-of-7 3PT, 3-of-4 FT) with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Bulls on Monday.

Doncic was questionable coming in and struggled from the field. He's been banged up a bit of late, but has still managed to average 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists over his last five games without missing any game action. The rookie is good.
Nov 13 - 12:18 AM

Luka Doncic (bruised right thigh) is starting vs. the Bulls on Monday.

He's been on the injury report several times this season, but he's yet to miss a game. Even at less than 100 percent, he should crush against Chicago's defense.
Nov 12 - 7:27 PM

Dorian Finney-Smith will move into the starting lineup for Monday’s game vs. Chicago, with Wesley Matthews (hamstring) unavailable.

Minutes don’t always translate to production with Finney-Smith, but he will get a favorable matchup tonight, so he might be someone to think about as a punt play in DFS. J.J. Barea and Devin Harris could also see the floor a bit more tonight with Matthews watching from the sidelines.
Nov 12 - 7:24 PM

Wesley Matthews (left hamstring strain) will not play Monday vs. the Bulls.

He was originally listed as doubtful and didn't even make the trip to Chicago which suggests he could miss additional time -- coach Rick Carlisle still has hope that he could return Wednesday. We may see J.J. Barea and Devin Harris get more run in two-PG lineups, while Dorian Finney-Smith could get a bump as well. Matthews was averaging over 33 minutes so there is a lot of opportunity here.
Nov 12 - 12:31 PM

Luka Doncic (bruised right thigh) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Chicago.

Doncic was already dealing with a bruised left knee going into Saturday's game, although that doesn't seem like an ongoing concern. Owners should double-check his status after the Mavs' shootaround on Monday.
Nov 11 - 7:21 PM

Wesley Matthews (left hamstring strain) is being listed as doubtful for Monday's game in Chicago.

Matthews must have tweaked his hamstring on Saturday, but we'll have a better idea on his status following Monday's shootaround. Matthews tends to get out there if he's capable of walking, but with the Mavs just 4-8 on the season, they may want to give their 32-year-old vet some time off to rest up. If he's out, Dorian Finney-Smith would pick up some extra minutes.
Nov 11 - 3:44 PM

Dennis Smith Jr. had another quiet game on Saturday, finishing with 10 points, two triples, three rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and three turnovers in 26 minutes.

DSJ did do a nice job defensively against Dennis Schroder, but he was also very passive on the offensive end of the floor, and him doing things that don't show up in the box score doesn't mean much for his owners. He's been a 10th round guy on the year in 8-cat leagues, but when you factor in the turnovers in the 9-cat format, he drops to 16th round value. He's worth owning, but he might not be much more than a late-round guy.
Nov 11 - 12:44 AM


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