In a 113-104 win over the Pacers, Iman Shumpert scored six points (2-for-5 from the field and 2-for-4 from three-point range), dished out two assists and grabbed one rebound in 26 minutes.Shumpert continues to get a decent amount of playing time, but he still doesn’t put up the numbers necessary to make him a player worth considering for use in just about any type of fantasy league.
Stemming from an alleged altercation from last weekend that occurred in Pittsburgh, New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was charged with four felonies that include two counts of aggravated assault, one count of robbery and one count of conspiracy. He was also charged with making terroristic threats, which is a misdemeanor. There is a warrant out for Revis’ arrest as he has yet to turn himself into authorities. Revis’ attorney, Blaine Jones, told the media that the troubled defensive back is expected to turn himself in within the next “24-48 hours.” Revis, 31, is all but assured to receive disciplinary action from the NFL as a result of this matter. His career with the Jets, which was already in question due to his diminishing skills on the field and his hefty $15 million salary he’s scheduled to make in 2017, could be coming to an end with this off the field issue being the icing on the cake.
In Atlanta’s 99-84 loss on Wednesday, Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with 11 points (5-for-11 from the field and 1-for-4 from three-point range), three rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes. Hardaway Jr. continues to be a sound option to go with in deep fantasy leagues and is a more than capable option to go with in standard leagues as well at the moment.
In a 99-84 loss to the Clippers, Paul Millsap finished with eight points (3-for-12 from the field, 1-for-4 from behind the arc and 1-for-2 from the charity stripe), two rebounds, two steals, one assist, and three turnovers in 30 minutes of action.Millsap had an ugly game overall in this matchup, but he’s still a must-start in all fantasy leagues and a viable option in DFS leagues as well.
In a 117-109 loss to the Heat on Wednesday, Nene Hilario scored eight points (2-for-4 from the field, 0-for-1 from three-point range and 4-for-7 from the line), grabbed nine boards, dished out one assist and had one steal in 20 minutes on the floor.Nene finished with 20 minutes played on Wednesday. That was his highest total of minutes in a game for him in the month of February and he had a notable performance, but he’s still not a viable option to consider in any fantasy league right now.
In a 117-109 loss to the Heat on Wednesday, Clint Capela had 12 points (5-for-7 from the field and 2-for-3 from the line) and two rebounds in 16 minutes of action.Capela’s minutes per game have only been in the late teens in his last two games and that has limited his overall numbers greatly. He should be seeing minutes in the 20’s, though, moving forward, so be patient with him if you own him in standard leagues. He is still a viable start moving forward in all fantasy leagues.
Zack Cozart says his knee is back at 100%, and he will not be wearing the bulky knee brace he wore through most of the 2016 season.Cozart had a strong first half in 2016, with a .799 OPS prior to the All-Star break. Pretty good for a glove-first shortstop. If he can stay healthy and attain similar first half success, the Reds should be able to return a decent package for him before the trade deadline as they continue their rebuild.
Malachi Richardson has a partial right hamstring tear and will miss the next four to six weeks.The Kings are running thin at every position, with Malachi out, this just means Ben McLemore’s minutes are secure.
Multiple news outlets are reporting New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis was allegedly assaulted and injured in Pittsburgh last weekend. He is currently under investigation for the altercation. Revis, who hails from Allipiqua, PA and played his college ball at Pitt, was in town to visit with family and friends last weekend where he was allegedly “roughed up” by “five people” in the South Side district of Pittsburgh. The New York Daily News reports that the 31-year-old cornerback “sought medical treatment after fearing for his safety.” If Revis is accused and convicted of any wrongdoing, he could face charges from the authorities as well as disciplinary action from the NFL.
To update an earlier report, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports the Miami Dolphins have not released offensive lineman Branden Albert. Garafolo reiterates Albert is, in fact, “done in Miami.” However, the team believes they can receive value in return for him. Therefore, they will likely attempt to trade the left tackle in the offseason.
DeMarcus Cousins scored just 13 points in a tough 109-86 loss to the Warriors. Cousins’ 13 points ties a season-low for him in a game this season. He shot 6-of-14 while adding four boards, six assists and one block. Cousins has been an absolute beast this season as the go-to-guy for the Kings especially with Rudy Gay out. Darren Collison and Matt Barnes are starting to play well along with Ben McLemore so we will see if they are sellers at the trade deadline. No trade coming in will effect his value as he’s averaging a career-best 27.8 points per game this season.
Lavoy Allen is listed as questionable on the injury report for the Indiana Pacers. Allen did not play in last night’s game in Cleveland and may not see much time on the court against the Wizards tonight.Allen shouldn’t be much of a loss for most DFS contests. Avoid Allen and use another place in his spot for contests tonight.
Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points in an easy 107-79 win over the struggling Magic. Leonard played just 27 minutes while adding five boards, two steals, one assist and one block.Leonard enters the All-Star game posting career-best numbers in scoring (25.9), assists (3.3) and free throw percentage (90). Leonard will finish somewhere near the top five in terms of fantasy players this season.
Nikola Mirotic is expected to play on Thursday after missing the last two games with a back injury. Check back again before tip off to get the official word. With only two games on Thursday, Mirotic would be on the DFS radar and could be a sneaky play at his cheap price $3700 in FanDuel. Bobby Portis and Doug McDermott would lose the most with Mirotic’s return.
Dwayne Wade will miss Thursday’s game against the Celtics and now listed with both a wrist injury and an illness. Either way, Wade should return after the break with Michael Carter-Williams getting one more start. MCW can be fired up in DFS with this news but the real winner and must-start in DFS is Jimmy Butler. He’s the premier small forward play and who isn’t afraid to play Paul George after his 4-for-19 performance on Wednesday.