Player News - Rockets

Date: Team: Pos:

Briante Weber was called up to the Rockets on Wednesday.

He'll likely just be an emergency guy against the Nuggets tonight.
Nov 22 - 6:54 PM

P.J. Tucker will start for Ryan Anderson (illness) on Wednesday against the Nuggets.

He could see some decent minutes because Eric Gordon (calf) is also out for this game. Luc Mbah a Moute figures to get minutes at the forward spots and the Rockets could run a fairly tighter rotation. Tucker could be a sneaky DFS punt or a stream, but this is a 14-game night.
Nov 22 - 6:47 PM

Ryan Anderson (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

P.J. Tucker has a decent chance of moving into the starting five tonight, and he might be someone to consider throwing out there as a punt play in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against Denver. Luc Mbah a Moute should also see an uptick in minutes, and he too could be used as a punt or low-end streamer in deep leagues.
Nov 22 - 6:47 PM

Eric Gordon (sore calf) and Ryan Anderson (illness) are out for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

The good news on this is that it's just being called soreness for Gordon. Plus, the Rockets don't play again until Saturday, so he's basically getting a week off from game action. With him out, Bobby Brown or even Troy Williams could be added to the rotation, or the Rockets could add more minutes to their usual rotation. P.J. Tucker is going to start tonight.
Nov 22 - 6:43 PM

Ryan Anderson (illness) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

With Anderson unavailable tonight, Luc Mbah a Moute could be in line for a start and there will be more minutes available for P.J. Tucker in the second unit. Anderson was initially expected to play, so he should be over this illness in time for Saturday's game against the Knicks.
Nov 22 - 6:26 PM

Eric Gordon (calf) and Ryan Anderson (illness) are doubtful to play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

This is a new injury for Gordon and he may have suffered it on Saturday during a blowout win against the Grizzlies. Gordon has really struggled to stay healthy in his pre-Rockets days, so hopefully this isn't the start of something that lingers. With him out, P.J. Tucker figures to step up the most while Bobby Brown could get in the rotation. Chris Paul is also expected to play 28 minutes.
Nov 22 - 6:20 PM

The Rockets have recalled Troy Williams and Zhou Qi.

Ryan Anderson is expected to play, so Qi and Williams are unlikely to be in the rotation unless there is garbage time against the Nuggets.
Nov 22 - 2:38 PM

James Harden said he's feeling quicker this season after shedding roughly 12 pounds this summer.

"I'm moving better, a lot better, so I'm more efficient," Harden said. "I'm more able to get to my spots I want to quickly, not taking those unneeded steps on the court whether I'm trying to score or I'm trying to make a play for somebody else. Just trying to be a little bit faster and be more efficient." Harden currently leads the league in points (31.6) and assists (9.9), and if you dismiss his 4.9 turnovers per contest he ranks No. 1 overall in fantasy hoops. He's a monster.
Nov 22 - 9:56 AM

Zhou Qi has been assigned to the G-League.

No fantasy impact to note here, as Zhou is not a part of the Rockets rotation.
Nov 21 - 5:18 PM

Ryan Anderson (illness) is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.

Anderson was unable to practice on Monday but is expected to get back on the practice floor Tuesday, although possibly in a limited fashion. Anderson, a 3-point specialist, is averaging 2.8 treys per game this season, tied for ninth-most in the NBA.
Nov 21 - 12:06 PM

Ryan Anderson (illness) will not attend Monday's practice.

The Rockets don't play until Wednesday, but with a total of two games on the schedule in Week 6, he's safe to bench in weekly formats even if he doesn't miss any time. Anderson is hitting 2.8 triples per game this season, but he's basically a one-trick pony in fantasy.
Nov 20 - 12:12 PM

Eric Gordon ended up with 12 points across 29 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win in Memphis.

Gordon wasn't terribly efficient, as he made just 3-of-10 from behind the arc while missing his only attempt from inside the paint. However, he still ended up with a game-best plus-27 rating. He was seeing extended minutes with the game out of reach in the second half, as the Rockets were able to give Chris Paul and James Harden rest.
Nov 18 - 11:48 PM

James Harden finished with a game-high 29 points in Saturday's game at Memphis across 36 minutes.

The Beard was good for 9-of-20 from the field, including a solid 6-of-12 from behind the arc, while adding seven assists, five rebounds and three steals. The Rockets have incorporated Chris Paul (knee) back into the fold nicely and it hasn't affected the offensive production of the team, or Harden, one bit.
Nov 18 - 11:45 PM

Chris Paul posted 17 points with six assists, two steals, two rebounds and a blocked shot across 24 minutes in Saturday's win in Memphis.

Paul might have been having flashbacks, since it was against Memphis during the preseason that he suffered his knee injury in contact with Mario Chalmers. If he was hesitant in any way, he certainly wasn't showing it. He hit 6-of-11 from the field, and 4-of-7 from long distance, while posting a solid plus-10 rating. He's back, and his patient fantasy owners are finally reaping the rewards.
Nov 18 - 11:43 PM

Ryan Anderson posted 13 points with four rebounds and an assist across 27 minutes in Saturday's blowout win in Memphis.

Anderson finished 4-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the arc, before resting for a good chunk of the fourth quarter. Anderson has knocked down nine triples over his past two outings, and that's really what sets him apart for fantasy owners. In fact, he has at least one 3-pointer made in each of his 17 games this season, averaging 2.8 triples per outing.
Nov 18 - 11:40 PM


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