Mavericks News

Dennis Smith    PG  Mavericks



Smith scored 25 points (11-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding five assists, two rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 105-102 loss to the Nuggets. The rookie led a furious fourth-quarter comeback for the Mavs that fell just short. Smith has now scored 20 or more points in three of his last four games, averaging 20.8 points, 4.3 assists, 3.3 boards, 1.3 three-pointers and 1.0 steals over that stretch, and he appears to be fully recovered from December's hip issues.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 17 - 9:21 AM

Devin Harris    G  Mavericks



Devin Harris came off the bench for 16 points, one assist and four 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting Tuesday, in just 18 minutes of action. J.J. Barea (groin) sat this one out, moving Yogi Ferrell to the bench and freeing up some room for Harris to work. This was Harris' best game in January, but he's only getting 18 minutes a night, which isn't enough for him to be owned in fantasy.


Jan 16 - 11:50 PM

Yogi Ferrell    G  Mavericks



Yogi Ferrell moved to the bench with J.J. Barea out (groin) on Tuesday and hit 5-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, two rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 35 minutes off the bench. The Mavs started Maxi Kleber, who did nothing, and Ferrell was instrumental in helping the Mavs win the fourth quarter 33-19 and giving his team a chance to win the game. Ferrell's generally more fun to use when he's starting, but has scored in double figures in four straight games. If you picked him up and used him this week, we're at the halfway mark, with Dallas finishing their week on Saturday against the Blazers.


Jan 16 - 11:47 PM

Dennis Smith Jr.    G  Mavericks



Dennis Smith Jr. hit 11-of-18 shots and 3-of-3 free throws for 25 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal in 31 minutes of Tuesday's 105-102 loss to the Nuggets. Smith helped lead a fourth-quarter comeback when Dallas outscored Denver 33-19, but came up just short. DSJ had a big three-point play near the end that cut the lead to one when he hit the free throw, but he also had a costly late turnover, as well. DSJ is playing very well right now, averaging 18.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.2 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting over his last five, and has hit 16-of-17 free throws in his last four. He's still learning how to play, but has scored at least 20 points in three of his last four games. Make sure he's in your lineup if Dallas is playing.


Jan 16 - 11:43 PM

Dirk Nowitzki    F/C  Mavericks



Dirk Nowitzki played just 23 minutes and hit 3-of-5 shots for six points, four rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's 105-102 loss to the Nuggets. Nikola Jokic destroyed the center-less Macs tonight and Dallas made their big comeback in the fourth quarter with Dirk on the bench. Dirk has been a pleasant surprise this season, but has scored six or fewer points in three of his last five games. While it's possible he's running out of gas, the fact that he's playing a lot of center for Dallas may also be taking its toll. He'll try to bounce back against Jusuf Nurkic and the Blazers on Saturday, which should be interesting after Nurkic was benched for a big part of Tuesdays' Blazers' game.


Jan 16 - 11:39 PM

Yogi Ferrell    PG  Mavericks



Ferrell will shift back to a bench role for Tuesday's matchup with the Nuggets, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. The Mavericks are opting to go big against the Nuggets, with Maxi Kleber moving into the starting lineup and Ferrell coming off the bench. That will also allow Ferrell to serve as the Mavericks backup point guard and provide some ball-handling help in the second unit with J.J. Barea (groin) still sidelined. The demotion to the bench could potentially mean less minutes overall for Ferrell.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 16 - 9:01 PM

Maxi Kleber    F  Mavericks



Maxi Kleber will start vs. the Mavericks on Tuesday, sending Yogi Ferrell back to the bench. Kleber has been trending down for weeks and there's no indication that this is anything more than a matchup-based decision. Leave Kleber on the wire for now.


Jan 16 - 8:58 PM

Maxi Kleber    PF  Mavericks



Kleber will move into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. The Mavericks are going big once again, with Kleber entering the starting five and Yogi Ferrell settling for a bench role. That said, Kleber is no stranger to the starting five and already has 28 previous stints in the top unit, posting averages of 6.3 points and 3.9 rebounds across 20.5 minutes. Despite the promotion, Kleber has limited utility for Tuesday's DFS slate.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 16 - 8:57 PM

Dorian Finney-Smith    SF  Mavericks



Finney-Smith (knee) won't be back until February at the earliest, Earl K. Sneed of reports. Finney-Smith has been out since mid-November with a knee injury and he'll now miss at least another few weeks while going through the recovery process. Considering the report mentions February "at the earliest", there appears to be a chance that Finney-Smith's absence could last for well over an additional month, so don't expect him back any time soon.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 16 - 7:54 PM

Nerlens Noel    F/C  Mavericks



Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said the earliest we'll see Nerlens Noel (finger) is in February. He had his cast removed in early January, but his timetable hasn't really changed. Carlisle said back on Jan. 4 that Noel could be playing by early February, so maybe they showcase him before the Feb. 8 trade deadline. He was out of the rotation before the injury, so a fresh start could really help him.


Jan 16 - 7:52 PM

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Pos Name
C Satnam Singh Bhamara    
C A.J. Hammons    
C Jonathan Motley    
C Jeff Withey    
C Bernard James    
C Rick Carlisle    
C Mark Cuban    
C Satnam Singh Bhamara    
C Satnam Singh    
C Rafael Hettsheimeir    
C Salah Mejri    
F Maurice Ndour    
F Rashard Lewis    
F Johnathan Motley    
F Maximilian Kleber    
F Emir Preldzic    
F Al-Farouq Aminu    
F Dorian Finney-Smith    
F Charlie Villaneuva    
F Jaleel Cousins    
F Renaldo Balkman    
F Brandon Ashley    
F Shawn Marion    
F Dirk Nowitzki    
F Harrison Barnes    
F Dwight Powell    
F Yi Jianlian    
F Jameel Warney    
F Perry Ellis    
F Rashard Lewis    
F Maxi Kleber    
Farouq Aminu-F Al    
F/C Troy Murphy    
F/C Greg Smith    
F/C Ivan Johnson    
F/C Fab Melo    
F/C Josh McRoberts    
F/C Nerlens Noel    
G Kyle Collinsworth    
G Doron Lamb    
G Gian Clavell    
G Jonathan Gibson    
G Raymond Felton    
G Victor Liz    
G Dennis Smith Jr.    
G Yuki Togashi    
G Tu Holloway    
G Monta Ellis    
G Devin Harris    
G Dennis Smith Jr.    
G Roddy Beaubois    
G Petteri Koponen    
G J.J. Barea    
G Rashad McCants    
G Renaldas Seibutis    
G Yogi Ferrell    
G Keith Hornsby    
G Justin Dentmon    
G Delonte West    
G Ricky Ledo    
G Gal Mekel    
G/F Peja Stojakovic    
G/F Devin Ebanks    
G/F Wesley Matthews    
G/F D.J. Kennedy    
NA Maurice N'dour    
SF Dorian Finney-Smith    
SG Seth Curry