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Carmelo Anthony became the 50th player in NBA history to surpass 19,000 career points.

Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points on 8 of 17 shooting to go with five boards, an assist, a steal, and a block as the Knicks picked up their fourth straight win. ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Derrick Favors (back) was walking very gingerly in the locker room after Friday's game.

This sounds a bit more pessimistic than the original report saying Favors had left the game. He's been playing well over the last month or so, so hopefully he's not forced to miss much time if any. Analysis: Brett Talley

Carlos Gonzalez (knee) was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons.

To borrow one from Adam Carolla: Sssssssssssssssssssssshocking. Gonzalez has managed just 717 plate appearances combined in the last two years, and fantasy owners are all too familiar with his health woes. When healthy in the last two seasons, he's struck out a fair bit more than he ever has before, so we can longer treat CarGo as a top option when healthy. There's definitely upside, but it's hard to imagine him reaching it. Analysis: Brett Talley

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) left the arena Friday on crutches and in a walking boot.

Crutches and walking boot. Never a good sign. Assuming MKG misses some time, Jeff Taylor should see a boost in minutes. Analysis: Brett Talley

Dante Exum didn't play in the second half Friday because he got sick at halftime.

Exum only attempted two shots in 12 minutes on Friday night and missed both, so the numbers corroborate his illness. Aside from a handful of threes and assists, Exum doesn't provide much to fantasy owners. Analysis: Brett Talley

Zack Greinke was frustrated with his lack of command Friday, but said he feels fine physically.

Greinke has had an above average walk rate every year of his career, and he posted the best walk rate of his career last year. This isn't cause for concern whatsoever. Analysis: Brett Talley

Odrisamer Despaigne is still battling for the fifth spot in the starting rotation, according to manager Bud Black.

Despaigne is a ground ball heavy pitcher with a good home ballpark, but he displayed below average strikeout and walk skills in almost 100 big league innings last year. He could be a streaming option in deeper leagues when pitching at home, but he doesn't appear to have the stuff to be more than that. Analysis: Brett Talley

Anthony Ranaudo still has a chance to lock up the last spot in the Rangers rotation. He certainly put in his best bid yet by holding the Athletics to two runs in six innings on Friday. He allowed five hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three.

Ranaudo is probably competing with Nick Martinez and Nick Tepesch for the fifth starter job at this point. Even if he gets the job, his probably not someone you need to consider unless you're in a deep AL-only league. Ranaudo struggles with command and didn't have the stuff to strike minor league hitters out at even a mildly impressive rate. Analysis: Brett Talley

Tanner Scheppers was the Rangers' unexpected Opening Day pitcher in 2014. Now, after injuries derailed his hopes of being a starting pitcher and wrecked his 2014 season, Scheppers is back as a setup reliever.

Scheppers isn't really in line to get saves if Neftali Feliz doesn't work out in the closer role with Kyuji Fujikawa next in line. The Rangers pen looms pretty thin, so Scheppers could work his way into getting some holds, but his fantasy value is limited for now. Analysis: Brett Talley

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored 13 points (3-5 3PA) and grabbed four rebounds in the Sixers 119-98 loss to the Clippers on Friday night.

The former UCLA Bruin didn’t exactly impress in any particular area, but his 13 points were a bit unexpected considering he only averages 10.1 per game on 40-percent shooting. Pass on him unless you are desperate for mediocre flex SF/PF production during your playoff run. Analysis: Dom Murtha

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