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Steve Smith has been diagnosed with a sprained PCL and is “week-to-week." He will not play Sunday vs the Falcons.

This diagnosis comes directly from the East Bunny. Smith appeared to have reinjured his hand while catching his only pass on Sunday then soon after crumbled to the ground in knee pain. Smith really isn't a factor in the Panthers offense anymore so this wouldn't be a big loss whatsoever in their playoff run.ANALYST: Jeff Mans

Deron Williams scored 10 points (3-8 FGA, 3-4 FTA) with 1-4 from behind the arc, two rebounds, three assists, and a block in 34 minutes in Tuesday's loss to Memphis.

Williams has only had one game with fewer than 10 points this season but has lacked typically higher scoring totals we're used to seeing from him in the past. Averaging 14.3 PPG, 5.6 APG and 2.8 RPG means he still has a decent value at the point in pretty much all fantasy setups. Analysis: Matt Selz

Chris Paul scored 15 points (6-11 FGA, 3-4 FTA) with 10 assists, three steals, and two rebounds in 28 minutes in Tuesday's win.

Paul has been his normal self this year when he's been healthy enough to play. Averaging nearly 17 and eight a game makes him an elite PG option in the league with very few if any ahead of him. Analysis: Matt Selz

J.J. Hickson scored 11 points (4-7 FGA, 3-4 FTA) with five rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes Tuesday.

Streaky is a perfect way to describe Hickson's start to the season which doesn't bode well for his consistent fantasy stock. Another troubling sign is his lack of minutes to this point which is also helping to squash his numbers. Hickson right now is not worth playing in any fantasy format. Analysis: Matt Selz

Nikola Jokic scored 16 points (7-13 FGA, 2-3 FTA) with six rebounds and two assists in Tuesday's loss over 24 minutes.

While Jokic has been very good over the last four games, his season totals show a different story. 7.5 PPG and 5.1 RPG doesn't really have the ring of solid fantasy performer to it. So until this recent hot streak becomes more than just a streak he is hard to start. Analysis: Matt Selz

Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points (2-10 FGA, 16-17 FTA) with 18 rebounds, and three assists in 37 minutes in Tuesday's loss.

Gallinari has been on a role this season with his most recent game being the best so far. Despite the 20 and 18 double-double coming in a loss for him it does show how much they are going to rely on him as the season continues. Analysis: Matt Selz

DeAndre Jordan scored 18 points (3-4 FGA, 12-25 FTA) with 11 rebounds, three assists, four blocks, and one steal in 27 minutes on the court Tuesday.

Three double-doubles in four games for Jordan is showing exactly why the Clippers wanted him back bad enough to keep him from talking to Mark Cuban during the signing period. While his point totals are not necessarily that high, his rebounding has been spectacular all year. Analysis: Matt Selz

Blake Griffin scored 18 points (7-20 FGA, 3-4 FTA) with 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal and a block in 33 minutes in Tuesday's game.

It was Griffin's first double-double since the ninth of November and it helped secure the win over Denver on Tuesday. His night could have been better had it not been for terrible shooting from the big man. Analysis: Matt Selz

Stedman Bailey was involved in a shooting and suffered a head wound. It is not considered life-threatening.

This is obviously a scary situation, but it sounds like Bailey avoided the worst. He is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Marshawn Lynch is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday on his sports hernia. He is expected to miss about a month.

Thomas Rawls will be the featured back in Seattle going forward, and if he continues to play well, he could make Lynch expendable for next year. Lynch will almost certainly be a starter for somebody at the start of next season, but it may not be the Seahawks. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Mike Conley scored a game-high 21 points (8-17 FGA, 4-4 FTA) with 1-4 3PA, six assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 30 minutes of action in Tuesday's 110-96 win.

To this point in the season he is averaging better than career averages in PPG and APG. With him posting those numbers he is one of the best point guards in the league and should be treated as such when it comes to fantasy value. Analysis: Matt Selz

Marc Gasol scored 15 points (4-12 FGA, 7-7 FTA) with 10 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 36 minutes Tuesday.

Gasol is certainly one of the most solid big man in the league but his hidden value is his assist totals as he's averaging 4.4 a game this year. He continues to be a big time fantasy contributor and should remain in your lineup until he misses a game. Analysis: Matt Selz

Jeff Green scored 19 points (8-14 FGA, 2-2 FTA) with seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 35 minutes on Tuesday in a win over Dallas.

It has been an up and down year production-wise for Green as he has had runs of 20+ point games followed by single digit games in a row. This kind of production makes it very hard to count on him game in and game out in fantasy circles. Until he becomes more consistent he is a tough regular play. Analysis: Matt Selz

Zaza Pachulla posted a 13 point (2-6 FGA, 9-10 FTA), 10 rebound, three assist, one steal double-double in 28 minutes Tuesday night.

This was his fourth straight double-double and eighth overall in November. While Pachulia has low-upside in scoring his rebounding is a highly desirable skill. He brings consistent scoring per game in roto and point leagues but may not be the high upside guy wanted in DFS leagues. Analysis: Matt Selz

Dirk Nowitizki scored 14 points (5-15 FGA, 2-2 FTA) with 2-5 3PA, 10 rebounds, one steal, and a block in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

Tuesday marked only his second double-double of the season as he went for 14 and 10. Dirk is certainly in the latter stages of his career but he is proving that he can still be quite valuable to fantasy owners. He remains a must start in all leagues. Analysis: Matt Selz

Thabo Sefolosha scored 15 points (7-of-8 FGA, 1-of-1 FTA) with three assists, seven rebounds, three steals and three blocks over 26 minutes Tuesday against the Celtics

Sefolosha filled up the stat sheet on Tuesday as he finished with 3 or more assists, rebounds, steals and blocks. This is his MO to this point in his career as he usually is not much of an impact scorer. With Sefolosha getting starter minutes you can expect to see more nights like tonight which would put him in the conversation of someone you may want to go out and scoop up for your teams.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin


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DFS NBA Playbook: November 24th  |
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Right, Wrong Or Indifferent?: Lessons From Week 11 |
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Jeff Mans

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