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Injured Donatas Motiejunas HOU, Injured Open link
Motiejunas met with his doctor Tuesday and has been cleared to start practicing with the team, likely Wednesday or Thursday. This is another good step in his rehab from back surgery, and it appears Motiejunas is nearing a return, presumably sometime in December. Once he returns, the Rockets frontcourt rotation may get another shuffle, further confusing the fantasy value of Motiejunas, Terrence Jones, and Clint Capela.
Doubtful Gary Harris DEN, Doubtful Open link
Harris missed the past 2 games and is doubtful Wednesday (concussion-like symptoms).
Probable Lou Williams LAL, Probable Open link
Williams missed the past 2 games and is probable Tuesday (personal). He has rejoined the team in Philadelphia and should be available to play Tuesday.
Active Jimmy Butler CHI Open link
Butler has made it clear to the media that he will play through the bruised heel he has had since last Friday. The Bulls have confirmed that there is nothing structurally wrong with his foot, and while there's a tinge of concern that he could create a cascade injury by playing with the bruse, it's great from a short-term fantasy perspective that he is powering through.
Questionable Aaron Brooks CHI, Questionable Open link
Brooks missed the past 4 games and is questionable Wednesday (hamstring strain). He participated in most of Tuesday's light practice but remains questionable for Wednesday against the Nuggets.

(Not So) Little Drummond Boy

December 1, 2015 by Josh Lloyd

If you drafted Andre Drummond, you know your free throws are kaput. So, just sit back and enjoy the rest of the sweet, sweet numbers. Drummond piled them on against the new Sixers, at least defensively for fantasy purposes, the Houston Rockets.


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By George, He's Done It Again

November 30, 2015 by Josh Lloyd

Paul George's presence as a top 10 player is certainly surprising to me, as he has overcome a significant mental hurdle to not only get back to his best but to somehow be far and away a better player than he was pre-injury. Congratulations if you drafted him.


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Week 6 Schedule Analysis

November 29, 2015 by Matt Smith

Another week is done, and hopefully your fantasy teams are faring well as the season progresses. By now, you should be getting a good idea of the strengths and weaknesses of your team, enabling you to make moves for the week ahead with more clarity.


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Anthony Davis, Come Save Us

November 29, 2015 by Josh Lloyd

So, it appears Chris Paul didn't end Anthony Davis' career Friday night, despite Twitter's protests, as AD was back and destroying again. The latest injury scare may be an opportunity to buy him as low as you'll ever see, but Saturday's output might reduce that chance.


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An Almost 5x5 Friday

November 28, 2015 by Kyle McKeown

On a 12-game Friday evening, there were plenty of lineup changes and big fantasy lines to go over, and leading the way was Kawhi Leonard missing a 5x5 performance by one steal.


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All Wired Up - A Capela

November 28, 2015 by Josh Lloyd

As you've probably noticed, the waiver wire section was omitted from the Weekly Primer article last week. That will be the case moving forward, as Matt Smith handles the weekly primer from now on, covering ways to maximise your output from the schedule.


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Donatas Motiejunas- I think it's hard to expect too much out of guy coming back from back surgery. I'm not looking his way in standard leagues unless the Rockets come out and say explicitly that he is 100 percent healthy and is going to have the starting job. Obviously, all these trade rumors with the Rockets regarding Ty Lawson could shake the team up and change this narrative. [kylemckeown16]

Stanley Johnson- SVG is desperate to make the kid competent playing off the ball, so it's lead to a lot of possessions for Stanley where the crappy second unit throws him the ball at the end of the shot clock, treating him as a release valve. It makes Stanley look bad, but it's not really his fault in those situations. And he's making steady improvements. I wouldn't look too harshly on his early numbers. He's their 4th best player at worst on both sides of the ball. [kylemckeown16]

DeMarre Carroll- I'm not patently against making that move, but it depends a lot on who is on the waiver for you to pick up. [kylemckeown16]

Stanley Johnson- I picked him up as a spec add in a few roto leagues where I had a spare bench spot. But his per 36 numbers don't thrill me he isn't positive in any category [gehrenberg]

Donatas Motiejunas- Clear to practice with the team. His post game is extremely important for the rockets. I think he was the x factor for the rocket last year [coffeelover665]

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson- These bulk-steals nights he's putting up, two 5-steal games in last four, are awesome for H2H, but his production is going to continue to be erratic. He'll be fun to watch as he finds himself this season, especially with the defensive stats. [kylemckeown16]

Kent Bazemore- Lol. I'm a little bit more of a Bazemore lover than Josh it seems. I believe in the guy to put up good production IF he has a big enough role. What we're seeing now is a timeshare between Bazemore and Thabo that is making Bazemore unownable in most standard leagues. I'd give it another game or two to see how things shakeout, though. Baze was on bench in 2nd game back which was also b2b, then Thabo started against Durant. Those may have been situational starts for Thabo. [kylemckeown16]

Stanley Johnson- The kid is really good on defense. As long as he's coming off the bench, his value is going to probably fluctuate because he doesn't always get good touches. If the Pistons flounder at .500 going into the 20th game, I think there's a chance we see Ersan or Marcus get sent to the pine to get SJ into the starting lineup. That's my opinion based on watching most of the games and pretty much every second of Stanley over the last 6 months. [kylemckeown16]

Paul George- Chris/Antbanks - It's probably a happy medium between your two suggestions, so thanks for the heads up. We're looking at it. [kylemckeown16]

Ty Lawson- If you're high up in your league standings and want to take the chance of holding Lawson in case he gets traded to the Sixers, Knicks, or Nets, I think I might consider doing that for a week or two. Worth considering. Opportunity to play big minutes is more important than anything else. [kylemckeown16]

Ty Lawson- Basketball Insiders has a story about the Rockets looking to trade Lawson. Hard to imagine it happening in the near future, but seeing how his trade value is in the toilet do they have to play him a bit to showcase? [webslinger48]

Paul George- He's having an awesome year, and I want to see him continue to do well, so I'm not hatin' here... But if you think he will continue to average 27+ and shoot 47% from the floor, take a look at his November and December splits from 2013-14. Huge start to the year, then he came tremendously back down to earth. He might keep this up, but more than likely he will regress a bit. [antbanks]
100% agree

Stanley Johnson- It was one game, you guys. He will be good but I don't see the rush here. [jjhous02]
100% agree

Stanley Johnson- Come January, you do not want to be the guy in your league known as the dude who "passed on Stanley Johnson" [darrenloveland]
33% agree

Stanley Johnson- He definitely has the upside but he's too inconsistent and so far has been a bad shooter, I'd hold off on him unless you think he'll get picked up soon and cannot wait. [meximon]
33% agree