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Date Player
1/22/2017 Shaun Livingston, GS, G
Livingston (rest) is reportedly getting the day off Sunday against the Magic for the Noon Eastern start time.

Analysis: Livingston offers solid minutes but no fantasy value.
1/22/2017 George Hill, Uta, G
Hill scored a season-high 30 points and the Jazz led wire-to-wire in a 109-100 win over the Pacers on Saturday night. He was seven shy of his career high.

Analysis: If Hill can stay healthy he could be a solid fantasy contributor.
1/22/2017 Thaddeus Young, Ind, F
Young had 19 points Saturday.

Analysis: Young is capable of nights like this but is still not a consistent fantasy contributor.
1/22/2017 Gordon Hayward, Uta, G-F
Hayward scored 27 points Saturday.

Analysis: Hayward would be the perfect role player from a fantasy standpoint on a fantasy team with one of the league's great stars like LeBron, Steph, Cousins, Durant, Westbrook, etc.
1/22/2017 Manu Ginobili, SA, G-F
Ginobili (back spasms) has been officially ruled out for Monday's game at Brooklyn.

Analysis: The 39-year-old hurt his back near the end of Saturday's overtime win at Cleveland. Considering his age and injury history, Ginobili seems like a long shot to return when the Spurs visit Toronto on Tuesday. He's averaging 8 points, so the veteran has little fantasy value these days.
1/22/2017 Stephen Curry, GS, G
Curry had 27 points Sunday against the Magic.

Analysis: Curry hit 7 of 13 3-pointers to score at least 20 points for his 10th consecutive game.
1/22/2017 Elfrid Payton, Orl, PG
Payton had 23 points and 10 assists Sunday.

Analysis: He's averaged 21 points on 56.2-percent shooting in the last five games.
1/22/2017 D.J. Augustin, Orl, PG
Augustin is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago after exiting Sunday's loss to Golden State in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle.

Analysis: Augustin was walking with a pronounced limp after the game, so the questionable designation may be a bit optimistic. The veteran had been providing a lift off the bench of late, averaging 11.3 points and 4.3 assists in three games prior to Sunday's defeat.
1/22/2017 Lucas Nogueira, Tor, F-C
The Raptors announced that Nogueira will play in Sunday's game against Phoenix.

Analysis: The reserve center returns from a two-game absence caused by a concussion. Nogueira is averaging a career-high 20.6 minutes per game this season and can contribute in the blocks category, having recorded 60 in 34 contests.
1/22/2017 Danilo Gallinari, Den, F
Gallinari will play in Sunday's game at Minnesota.

Analysis: Denver's leading scorer has been dealing with a sore right ankle and was uncertain to play in the second game of a back-to-back. Gallinari had 18 points in 32 minutes in Saturday's 123-98 win over the Clippers.
1/22/2017 Wesley Matthews, Dal, G-F
Matthews sat out the second half of Sunday's win over the Lakers after straining his right hip late in the second quarter. He finished with 13 points in 14 minutes.

Analysis: Matthews said afterward he expects to be OK for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. The veteran guard has helped Dallas win four of its last six by averaging 15 points and going 19 for 39 (48.7 percent) from 3-point range during that stretch.
1/22/2017 Deron Williams, Dal, PG
Williams contributed 13 points, eight assists and five rebounds to the Mavericks' 122-73 rout of the Lakers on Sunday.

Analysis: Williams may be an injury waiting to happen, but he's still a usable fantasy player when he does take the court. The point guard has posted eight or more assists in six straight games, averaging 9.3 along with 13.7 points during that time frame.
1/22/2017 Seth Curry, Dal, G
Curry recorded 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting during the Mavericks' blowout win over the Lakers on Sunday.

Analysis: Dallas has played much better since coach Rick Carlisle switched to a small-ball lineup with Curry inserted as a starter. Steph's little brother is taking advantage of the opportunity by shooting a torrid 64.9 percent from the field while averaging 15.5 points over the last four games.
1/22/2017 Lou Williams, LAL, G
Williams led the Lakers with 15 points during the team's miserable 122-73 loss at Dallas on Sunday.

Analysis: Williams finished 4 of 11 from the field and 1 of 6 from 3-point range in the most lopsided defeat in franchise history. The veteran guard had entered the contest on a hot stretch, having averaged 25.7 points and going 11 of 23 from beyond the arc over his previous three games.
1/22/2017 Eric Bledsoe, Pho, G
Bledsoe scored a career-high 40 points on 11-of-17 shooting - 4 of 7 from long range - and had a season-best 13 assists Sunday at Toronto.

Analysis: Bledsoe has been outstanding in his last four games, averaging 29.0 points, 9.5 assists and 6.5 rebounds. He's also 37 of 38 from the free-throw line during that span. Bledsoe shows no signs of slowing down and should continue to put up big-time numbers.
1/22/2017 Devin Booker, Pho, SG
Booker scored 20 points Sunday at Toronto, his ninth straight game with at least that many.

Analysis: The 20-point streak is the longest of Booker's career and ties Amare Stoudemire for the longest by a Suns player. During that nine-game run, Booker has averaged 27.4 points and connected on 26 of 49 (53.1 percent) from long range.
1/22/2017 Tyson Chandler, Pho, C
Chandler had 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting but was limited to nine rebounds, ending his team-record streak of seven straight games with at least 15.

Analysis: Chandler has picked up his offense lately, averaging 15.7 points on 62.1 percent shooting in his past three games.
1/22/2017 DeMar DeRozan, Tor, G-F
DeRozan will miss Toronto's upcoming games on Tuesday and Wednesday after spraining his right ankle late in Sunday's loss to Phoenix.

Analysis: DeRozan's injury comes at a bad time for the Raptors, who have lost three straight and host the powerful Spurs on Tuesday before making a tough trip to Memphis on Wednesday. The hope is that the All-Star guard will be ready for Friday's home game against Milwaukee.
1/22/2017 Kyle Lowry, Tor, PG
Lowry was limited to 15 points on 5 of 17 from the field Sunday against Phoenix, but did have six assists and four rebounds before he was ejected for a flagrant foul with 1:30 to play.

Analysis: Lowry picked up his sixth technical, which ranks among the most in the league. He's shot just 35.4 percent (17 of 48) - 7 of 27 (25.9 percent) from long range - over the last three games.
1/22/2017 Wesley Matthews, Dal, G-F
Matthews was forced to leave Sunday's rout of the Lakers with a hip injury that isn't believed to be serious.

Analysis: "A little hip strain or something. Not considered serious," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "I don't expect him to miss Wednesday (when the New York Knicks visit Dallas). "e're going to be off (Monday). We'll practice Tuesday; there will be an update on Tuesday. I don't think he'll be missing Wednesday - that's just my opinion. He said he's OK, just a little bit tight."
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