Heat's Hassan Whiteside: Disappears in big win over Hawks
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11:25 pm ET) Whiteside tallied 2 points (1-9 FG), 10 rebounds, two assists, a block and two steals over 25 minutes in the Heat's 108-90 win over the Hawks.

While always a consistent source for rebounds, Whiteside only shot 1-for-9 from the field and was pulled in favor of backup Willie Reed once Miami solidified their lead. While this is probably just a blip, it is his lowest scoring total so far this season, and it appears Miami had no problem without him. Either way, it is hard to bench a player who double-doubled in seven of his last nine games.


Wizards' John Wall: Near triple-double Friday vs. 76ers
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11:25 pm ET) Wall collected 29 points (8-21 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 13-14 FT), 14 assists, eight rebounds, and two blocks across 41 minutes during Friday's 120-112 loss to the 76ers.

Despite nearly dropping a triple-double on his matchup, T.J. McConnell, the Wizards ultimately couldn't get the win. Wall also set a season high in made free throws with 13, only missing one of his attempts. Most notably as of late though, his assist numbers are on the rise, as he's dropped at least 11 assists in each of the past 10 contests. Wall should continue to be owned in all fantasy formats, and is one of the most consistent DFS options available.


Nuggets' Kenneth Faried: Injures back Friday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11:25 pm ET) Faried was ruled out from returning to Friday's game against the Nets due to back spasms.

Faried endured an awkward fall that ultimately led to his exit from the contest. He finished with nine points (3-4 FG, 3-4 FT) and six rebounds in 16 minutes before leaving the game. He was on the injury report with an ankle injury heading into the night, but he did deal with back issues earlier in the season. His status for Sunday's matchup against the Grizzlies is seemingly up in the air at this point.


Wizards' Otto Porter: Goes cold from deep Friday vs. 76ers
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(11:20 pm ET) Porter finished with seven points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt), four rebounds, and four steals across 36 minutes during Friday's 120-112 loss to the 76ers.

Porter, who's shooting a scorching-hot 46.6 percent from beyond the arc this season, had a rare 1-for-5 outing from that distance against the 76ers. This can partly be contributed to his matchup against Robert Covington, who's largely known for his defensive abilities on the wing. Though he struggled on the offensive end, Porter did manage to tie his season high in steals with four, where he averages 1.5 on the season. He'll look to bounce back with a better performance Sunday against the Jazz.


Heat's Tyler Johnson: Leads team with 23
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11:10 pm ET) Johnson posted 23 points (9-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists and a steal across 26 minutes in Friday's 108-90 victory over the Hawks.

Johnson once again wiggled into the backcourt as the Heat's sixth man and ended up leading the team in scoring. While he sits behind Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters, he averages 37.5 minutes a game this year. Johnson has unique ability to slide into the 3 spot in certain looks which leaves this pure shooter out in the wing to score at will. This resurgent Heat team is making a run at the playoffs, and with Anderson's game, they have a decent shot. He is a great value play in DFS and seasonal leagues based on his minutes alone.


Grizzlies' Mike Conley: Below-average outing Friday vs. Pacers
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11:05 pm ET) Conley collected 10 points (5-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-4 FT), seven assists, and five rebounds across 32 minutes during Friday's 102-92 loss to the Pacers.

It appears that Conley was still trying to shake the rust off from the All-Star break, as Friday marked only the fifth time this season that he has scored 10 points or less. He also missed all four of his attempts from the free-throw line, which is uncharacteristic considering he's knocking down 86.1 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe this season. That being said, he still managed to dish out seven assists to a team that shot 41.7 percent while committing only one turnover. Though Conley has had bouts of inconsistency this season, likely frustrating those who frequently roster him in DFS, he still remains a top year-long option at the point guard slot, averaging 19.3 points, 6.2 assists, and 1.3 steals across 32.7 minutes per game this year.


Grizzlies' Marc Gasol: Struggles Friday against Pacers
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11:05 pm ET) Gasol finished with 12 points (5-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, and one block across 32 minutes during Friday's 102-92 loss to the Pacers.

Gasol has been struggling since being sat for rest purposes Feb 4. against the Timberwolves, hitting only 36.6 percent of his looks in the five games prior to Friday's performance. He wasn't able to right the ship Friday against his matchup, the young and athletic Myles Turner, who's known for his defensive abilities. Gasol's poor performance could also be attributed to needing to shake the rust off after the All-Star break. Despite his uncharacteristically inefficient stretch of games, fantasy owners shouldn't fret, as he still remains one of the most dynamic centers in the league capable of filling up every category of the stat sheet.


Pacers' Paul George: Goes 3-for-12 from field Friday vs. Grizzlies
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11:05 pm ET) George provided nine points (3-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, and one steal across 34 minutes during Friday's 102-92 victory over the Grizzlies.

Friday marked George's second-worst scoring outing of the season, but it comes in a win over the Grizzlies, who also had their star players struggle in their first outing after the All-Star break. In the nine games prior to Friday, George averaged 21.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists, so his performance against the Grizzlies, a stingy defensive team, seems like an outlier rather than a trend. He'll look to bounce back Saturday against the Heat.


Pacers' Thaddeus Young: Solid outing Friday vs. Grizzlies in return from injury
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11:05 pm ET) Young returned from an eight-game absence to provide 10 points (5-7 FG), five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block across 26 minutes during Friday's 102-92 victory over the Grizzlies.

Young has been a staple for the Pacers at the power forward position this season, averaging 11.5 points on 52.2 percent shooting, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.7 steals across 31.1 minutes per game. He's also been a surprising help stretching the floor for the Pacers, hitting a career-high 39.6 percent of his attempts from three after knocking down only 23.3 percent of his attempts last season with the Nets. While he isn't a premier fantasy option, he provides a nice combination of steals and threes from the power forward slot while getting consistent minutes.


Thunder's Alex Abrines: Scores season-high 19 points in start
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(11:00 pm ET) Abrines produced 19 points (7-13 FG, 5-11 3Pt) and two rebounds across 29 minutes during a 110-93 win over the Lakers on Friday.

Abrines got the start with Victor Oladipo (back) sidelined and took advantage, posting a season high with 19 points. He also matched his season high with five three-pointers made. It is unclear how much time Oladipo will miss, but if he is forced to miss a number of games, Abrines could be looked at as a fairly reliable source of three-pointers, but not too much else.


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