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Justise Winslow    F  Heat



Justise Winslow scored a season-high 17 points with seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday. Well, this came out of nowhere. Winslow was one of the worst shooters in the league this month before today, making just 25.0 percent from the field for 5.0 points per game in his previous February games. Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) coming back would also hurt his playing time, so there's really no reason to add Winslow after this shocker.


Feb 24 - 10:05 PM

James Johnson    F  Heat



James Johnson scored eight points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday. It was pretty much a worst-case scenario for his playing time because Justise Winslow figured out how to shoot the ball tonight. Don't be too concerned about the lack of playing time and this game did get to garbage time, too. Johnson is still a hold after an encouraging Friday.


Feb 24 - 10:03 PM

Tyler Johnson    G  Heat



Tyler Johnson scored 23 points with two rebounds, one assist, one block, two steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday. The addition of Dwyane Wade hasn't hurt Johnson at all, and his numbers have actually gone up a tad. Since Wade joined, Johnson averaged 15.2 points, 3.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.6 treys in those five. Maybe Johnson can hold some low-end value after all.


Feb 24 - 10:02 PM

Hassan Whiteside    C  Heat



Hassan Whiteside scored 12 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 26 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday. He did lose some minutes to Bam Adebayo because Whiteside struggled a bit on offense. Plus, this game got to garbage time, so this was yet another game Whiteside didn't play in the fourth quarter. He's still going to be just fine, but his owners should only expect 23-26 minutes most nights going forward.


Feb 24 - 9:59 PM

Andrew Harrison    G  Grizzlies



Andrew Harrison scored 17 points with four rebounds, six assists and two turnovers during a 115-89 loss in Miami on Saturday. He tends to play well when Tyreke Evans is out and that was the case in this one. Evans is getting an MRI on Sunday and the Grizzlies have a ticket to the lottery, so it's certainly possible Harrison gets the reins to the offense for several games. He should be added in most leagues.


Feb 24 - 9:58 PM

Kosta Koufos    C  Kings



Kosta Koufos (illness) in not listed on the final injury report and is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Lakers. It's certainly possible the Kings just hold him out again with Zach Randolph getting a start. Koufos isn't someone most fantasy owners should count on with the Kings having one eye on the lottery.


Feb 24 - 9:26 PM

De'Aaron Fox    G  Kings



De'Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Justin Jackson, Zach Randolph and Willie Cauley-Stein will start against the Lakers on Saturday. Fox was probable for his pink eye illness this week, so the Kings have been expecting him to play all day. He should have carte blanche in the offense and could have a strong run to close out his rookie season.


Feb 24 - 9:24 PM

Dirk Nowitzki    F/C  Mavericks



Dirk Nowitzki is starting against the Jazz on Saturday. The Mavs usually give Dirk what he wants and he wants to play, apparently. He could be sneaky to own down the stretch, especially if he can stay healthy.


Feb 24 - 9:15 PM

Lonzo Ball    G  Lakers



Lonzo Ball (knee) is out for Saturday, as expected. He is getting off for the second night of a back-to-back set and this was the plan last night. Coach Luke Walton said Ball’s knee responded well on Friday night after missing over a month. Ball also just finished a workout on Saturday and looked good. He'll be playing on Monday and should play more than 17 minutes.


Feb 24 - 8:50 PM

Joel Embiid    C  76ers



Joel Embiid scored 28 points with 14 rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Magic during a 116-105 win. Coach Brett Brown left his second unit in down the stretch in the fourth quarter despite the Magic cutting a big lead to as little as nine with 2:15 left. After the game, Embiid said he is planning on playing in the back-to-back set against the Wizards on Sunday, so he should be all set for that one. As for his team, they're the hottest team in the Eastern Conference, they've won seven straight, and they're the healthiest they've been in years. It's certainly possible they can earn a top-four seed.


Feb 24 - 7:55 PM