NBA Player News
|10/27/2016||Clint Capela, Hou, F-C|
|Capela, a 6-foot-9 Swiss forward, replaced the departed Dwight Howard in the middle of the lineup and had 16 points and nine rebounds in Wednesday's season opener.
Analysis: Capela played in 77 games last season, and in his 35 starts he averaged 8.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 55.2 percent.
|10/27/2016||Eric Gordon, Hou, SG|
|Gordon had 19 points and five rebounds in his Rockets debut Wednesday.
Analysis: Gordon, who agreed to a four-year, $53 million contract in the offseason, has dealt with numerous injuries during his career. He played in 64 games or less in each of the previous seven seasons.
|10/27/2016||Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cha, SF|
|Kidd-Gilchrist knocked down 10 of 18 shots for 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while playing 34 minutes to lead the Hornets to a 107-96 victory at the Bradley Center.
Analysis: Considering all the health issues Kidd-Gilchrist has dealt with, this is a solid start to the season.
|10/27/2016||Cody Zeller, Cha, F-C|
|On Wednesday, Zeller, who missed the entire preseason with a bone bruise in his right knee, made the most of his 14 minutes, scoring 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting.
Analysis: Zeller likely won't have much fantasy value but keep him in mind as a potential injury replacement throughout the season.
|10/27/2016||Tony Snell, Mil, G-F|
|Snell was unavailable for the season opener because of a sprained left ankle.
Analysis: He has not been able to practice with the Bucks since he was acquired from Chicago in exchange for PG Michael Carter-Williams on Oct. 17.
|10/27/2016||Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mil, SF|
|Milwaukee got a game-high 31 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Greek Freak also pulled down nine boards and should earn some serious fantasy consideration.
|10/27/2016||Mike Conley, Mem, PG|
|Conley scored 24 points Wednesday.
Analysis: Conley is a solid fantasy contributor must not someone to build a team around, obviously.
|10/27/2016||Zach Randolph, Mem, F-C|
|Randolph had 19 points and 11 boards in 24 minutes off the bench Wednesday.
Analysis: No longer a starter, Randolph will still get quality minutes and could be used to provide fantasy depth as well.
|10/27/2016||Andrew Wiggins, Min, G-F|
|Wiggins had 25 points Wednesday for Minnesota.
Analysis: Rounding into a pure scorer at this level, Wiggins is a solid fantasy option.
|10/27/2016||Karl-Anthony Towns, Min, C|
|Towns had 21 points Wednesday.
Analysis: Towns is a solid player but not a must-have fantasy option at the moment.
|10/27/2016||Rudy Gay, Sac, F|
|Gay had 22 points Wednesday.
Analysis: Gay is a solid scorer who can provide fantasy depth.
|10/27/2016||DeMarcus Cousins, Sac, F-C|
|Cousins had 24 points Wednesday.
Analysis: Cousins is a strong fantasy option, as long as he can stay on the floor.
|10/27/2016||Paul Millsap, Atl, F-C|
|Millsap stepped up with 28 points, seven rebounds and six assists in Thursday's 114-99 win over the Wizards. He also knocked down three 3-pointers.
Analysis: With Al Horford now in Boston, it should be interesting to see if the paint is opened up more for Millsap.
|10/27/2016||Dwight Howard, Atl, F-C|
|Howard only finished with 11 points on Thursday, but he pulled down 19 rebounds in a win over the Wizards. He also blocked three shots.
Analysis: At the very least, Howard should be in line for some big rebounding numbers in Atlanta.
|10/27/2016||Tim Hardaway Jr., Atl, G-F|
|Hardaway finished with 21 points and three 3-pointers in Thursday's 114-99 win over the Wizards.
Analysis: This was a surprising performance for Hardaway, who isn't expected to be a huge fantasy option this season.
|10/27/2016||Markieff Morris, Was, F|
|Morris finished with a team-high 22 points in Thursday's loss to the Hawks.
Analysis: Morris could be a big riser in the fantasy world after averaging 12.4 points in 27 games with the Wizards last season.
|10/27/2016||John Wall, Was, PG|
|Wall struggled in the season opener on Thursday, finishing with just 12 points on 3-of-15 shooting in a loss to the Hawks. He did, however, dish out 10 assists with four steals.
Analysis: Wall averaged a career-high 19.9 points last season and we think he'll bounce back quickly next time out.
|10/27/2016||Isaiah Thomas, Bos, PG|
|Thomas came up big with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting in Thursday's loss to the Bulls. He hit three 3-pointers in the contest.
Analysis: Thomas has gotten off to a solid start, totaling 50 points on 17-of-29 shooting in the first two games.
|10/27/2016||Jimmy Butler, Chi, G-F|
|Butler had a big opener with 24 points and seven rebounds in Thursday's win over the Celtics. He also hit four 3-pointers and had two steals.
Analysis: Butler shot just 31.2 percent from 3-point range last season, so this was a promising performance from beyond the arc.
|10/27/2016||Taj Gibson, Chi, F-C|
|Gibson proved he earned a starting role Thursday with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a win over the Celtics.
Analysis: Gibson, who averaged 6.9 rebounds last season, was a big reason why the Bulls controlled the glass against the Celtics. He could be a fantasy sleeper this season.
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