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Mario Chalmers (bruised right knee) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's playoff game vs the Bobcats.

Chalmers suffered a shin contusion during the last game but managed to make it back out onto the court. While he's listed as a game-time decision, it's difficult to imagine that he'll ask out of a playoff game because of a bruise. Look for him to tough it out and take part in his usual role.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 10:57 AMSource

Al Jefferson still has his foot in a boot this morning, but he said he's playing and feeling better.

We expected him to wear the boot at all times regardless of his playing status. It is effective in keeping unnecessary pressure off the foot and will allow him to heal as much as possible in between games. Expect him to be wearing it immediately following the game and the entire day after. The injury certainly won;t go away but Jefferson will manage it as best he can.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Apr, 10:40 AMSource

DeMar DeRozan became fourth player in Raptors history to post 30 points in a playoff game (Vince Carter, Chris Bosh, Antonio Davis).

After being held to just 14 points in Game 1, DeRozan bounced back in a big way Tuesday night finishing with 30 points (9-21 FG). His ability to hit clutch free throws down the stretch (12-14 FT) ended up being the deciding factor in this contest and now appears poised to be the leader the Raptors desperately need to advance further into the playoffs.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 01:48 AMSource

Jonas Valanciunas continued to dominate and became the first player since Ralph Sampson/Sam Perkins (1985) to register 30 points and 30 boards in his first two career playoff games.

Valanciunas has now registered at least 15 points and 14 rebounds in each of his first two playoffs games, and is averaging a doubled-double over his last five games (14.4 points, 11.8 rebounds). His production this season was sporadic at times this season, but he has shown the ability to be a dominant center in the league when given adequate playing time. If he can caring over his playoff production to the 2014-15 season, we could be looking at a top 10 center for fantasy purposes.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

23 Apr, 01:46 AMSource

Gregg Popovich named NBA Coach of the Year.

No surprise here as old man Pop lead a band of geriatrics to the number one seed in the Western Conference.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Apr, 01:00 AMSource

D.J. Augustin scores team-high 25 points in 41 minutes off the bench in losing effort to the Wizards Tuesday.

Augustin bounced back after a poor shooting night in Game One where he made just 3-of-15 shots to drop 10 of his 22 attempts Tuesday night, but it was not enough as the Bulls are now down two games to none with Game Three moving to Washington on Friday.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Apr, 12:38 AMSource

Joakim Noah's double-double was not enough, but still strong as he posted 20 points and 12 rebounds with three assists and two blocks during Tuesday's loss to the Wizards.

Noah may need to smoke a big, fat, fatty to cope with the way the rest of most of his team has let him down as the Bulls are now down two games to none with the series moving to Washington on Friday.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Apr, 12:36 AMSource

John Wall stuffs the stat sheet in win over the Bulls with 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and three steals as the Wizard take a 2-0 series lead.

Wall has scored 32 points and 13 assists over his first two playoff games this season, which has helped lead the Wizards to a 2-0 series lead over the Bulls with Game Three to be in Washington on Friday.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Apr, 12:34 AMSource

Trevor Ariza finished with a game-high positive 14 +/- to help lead the Wizards to a 2-0 series lead over Bulls with both wins coming on the road.

Ariza was one of discounted players you should target this evening and he may not of set the world afire he did flirt with a triple-double as he finished Tuesday's win over the Bulls with eight points, eight rebounds, seven assists, with just one turnover in 42 minutes as the Wizards take a 2-0 series lead.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Apr, 12:32 AMSource

Bradley Beal went 9-for-20 from the field, including 4-for-7 from downtown for a game-high 26 points with seven boards, two assists, two steals, and a block to give the Wizards a 2-0 series lead over the Bulls.

Beal, who became the first Wizards player to score at least 25 points since Caron Butler back in 2008, helped lead the Wizards to becoming only the third team in NBA history to win their first two playoff games on the road, in the first round.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

23 Apr, 12:28 AMSource

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FANTASY PLAYER VALUES

Name Team Value Draft
Yu Darvish Tex $ 12800
Matt Harvey NYM $ 11600
Max Scherzer Det $ 11400
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 11200
Clay Buchholz Bos $ 11100

Name Team Value Trend
Cliff Lee Phi $ 21041
Yu Darvish Tex $ 20114
Max Scherzer Det $ 19737
Stephen Strasburg Was $ 19653
Anibal Sanchez Det $ 19580

Name Team Value Trend

Name Team Value Draft
Drew Brees Saints $ 19700
Matt Ryan Falcons $ 19550
Tom Brady Patriots $ 18700
Aaron Rodgers Packers $ 18300
Peyton Manning Broncos $ 18200

Name Team Value Draft
Clayton Kershaw LAD $ 30400.0
Jose Fernandez Mia $ 29600.0
Yu Darvish Tex $ 29500.0
Daisuke Matsuzaka Cle $ 29200.00
Chris Sale CWS $ 28100.0