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J.J. Barea    G  Mavericks



J.J. Barea played 26 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and eight assists on Monday. Barea has come off the bench in three of his four games this season and Dennis Smith Jr. was back in action tonight. JJB is averaging 13.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 3-pointers on the season, and while he'll take a hit once Devin Harris (personal) and Seth Curry (leg) are back, he does look like a sneaky DFS play and possibly a short-term fix in deeper standard leagues.

Oct 23 - 11:39 PM

Nerlens Noel    F/C  Mavericks



Nerlens Noel played just 12 minutes and hit 3-of-7 shots for eight points, seven rebounds and two steals in Monday's loss to the Warriors. Noel was a hot pickup after his debut on Wednesday that featured 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks on 6-of-6 shooting. However, he's been coming off the bench, hasn't played more than 16 minutes in his last two games, hasn't blocked a shot in two games and hasn't scored more than eight points in his last three. He's being used for matchup purposes by Rick Carlisle, which means he wasn't really needed against the Kings, Rockets or Warriors. The Mavs get the Grizzlies on Wednesday, which should mean a few more minutes for the big man. We still think he's worth holding onto, especially if Dirk Nowitzki doesn't pick it up soon, but it's been a rough ride over the last three games.

Oct 23 - 11:33 PM

Wesley Matthews    G/F  Mavericks



Wesley Matthews hit 7-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 19 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals in 34 minutes of Monday's loss to the Warriors. This was the first time in four games he's shot it well from the floor and this was one of his better games of the season. If you throw out Friday's 0-for-7 dud in which he failed to score, Matthews is playing pretty well. He's a hold in most fantasy leagues.

Oct 23 - 11:25 PM

Dennis Smith Jr.    G  Mavericks



Dennis Smith Jr. returned from his knee injury and hit 3-of-11 shots and just 4-of-10 free throws for 10 points, six rebounds, one assist and two steals in 30 minutes. He also missed both his 3-pointers, but the good news is he played after sitting out a couple games. He struggled tonight, and the six missed FTs are certainly a concern, but he still has a solid handle on the starting point guard job, so don't let this game bring you down. He also tried to dunk on Draymond Green while talking trash, to which Green replied "That s--- ain't happening."

Oct 23 - 11:22 PM

Dirk Nowitzki    F/C  Mavericks



Dirk Nowitzki hit 4-of-12 shots and zero 3-pointers for a season-high 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in 29 minutes on Monday. He was just 1-of-9 on Saturday, has yet to hit half his shots in a game, hasn't scored more than 11 points and simply looks old. The numbers aren't good and while there's still a chance he'll get it going at some point, if there's a hot free agent you've got your eye on, you can probably live without Dirk, who is shooting just 30 percent through four games.

Oct 23 - 11:14 PM

Dorian Finney-Smith    F  Mavericks



Finney-Smith will return to the bench for Monday's matchup with the Warriors, Bobby Karalla of reports.


Oct 23 - 8:42 PM

Dennis Smith Jr.    G  Mavericks



Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) is in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Warriors DSJ is back after a two-game absence, but there's no word of any restrictions. He joins Yogi Ferrell, Wes Matthews, Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki in the starting lineup. J.J. Barea will move to the bench and can be dropped in most leagues if DSJ comes out of this game without any setbacks.

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Oct 23 - 8:21 PM

Devin Harris    G  Mavericks



Harris (personal) will sit out Monday's game against the Warriors, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.


Oct 23 - 8:15 PM

Devin Harris    G  Mavericks



Devin Harris (personal) will not play on Monday vs. Golden State as expected. He's at the arena, but said he's not ready to return just yet. His next chance to play is on Wednesday vs. Memphis.

Seth Curry    G  Mavericks



Curry (leg) is making progress in his recovery from a stress reaction in his left tibia and is expected to be evaluated in roughly a week, per coach Rick Carlisle, Earl Sneed of reports.


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