DeMarcus Cousins scored 31 points with 16 rebounds in Friday's loss to Boston.
Since making him return following an ankle injury, Cousins has been on a tear, averaging 27.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.3 blocks over a three-game span. As long as he can stay off of the injury report he will continue to be an elite fantasy option every night he is on the court.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Meyers Leonard will start for injured Noah Vonleh on Monday.
He offensively plays like a stretch four, providing plenty of space for the Blazers guards to operate, however on defense Leonard is rather stout considering his inconsistent playing time. With Vonleh out, Leonard will be expected to play more often, while providing the Blazers with some much-needed size in the frontcourt. Because of his above-average three-point shooting for his size, Leonard might be worth a look in very deep leagues, or for daily players who are strapped on a very tight budget on Monday night. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Dodgers re-signed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league contract.
Tsao posted some solid numbers at Triple-A last season, recording seven saves and a 2.77 ERA. At 34 years of age, he likely won't be getting much better than that, however his production seems solid enough to warrant him a major league roster spot if someone in the Dodgers bullpen gets injured during 2016. Having said all of this, he should be a non-factor in all fantasy formats going forward. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Dodgers signed IF Brandon Hicks to a minor league contract.
Boasting a career batting average of .153, Hicks doesn't really have a good reputation to fall back on in terms of organizational trust. Everything he accomplishes from here on out will be off of merit and not by being gifted opportunities. Don't bet on him to do much more for the Dodgers than fill out the Triple-A roster. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Padres signed RHP Seth Rosin to a minor league contract.
At 27-years old, Rosin is past his years being viewed as a prospect with potential, however he does have a chance to be effective in the Padres bullpen if he manages to work his way up the system. He posted some solid numbers last season in Triple-A, and he seems to be a guy who some think has a shot to make a major league roster if invited to spring training. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Tigers in agreement on 2-year deal with J.D. Martinez.
This negotiation lasted longer than both sides wanted to, but after months of being separated by a couple of million bucks, they found some middle ground. Martinez is coming off of his best statistical season where he slugged nearly 40 homers and drove in over 100 runs. Whatever price the two parties eventually settled on will be an absolute bargain for the Tigers considering what outfielders have been making on the open market lately. With another good year in 2016, Martinez is expected to get paid very well in 2017 Analysis: Dom Murtha
Daniel Hudson expected to be in bullpen again this year.
Hudson was at one time a highly touted starting pitcher prospect, but after struggles and injuries throughout his first couple of seasons, he finally made the move to the bullpen last year. He was successful for the most part, touting a nice K/9 ratio and an average ERA. Heading into 2016, expect Hudson to compete for a late inning role, settling in as a middle reliever at the worst. He will likely only have value in leagues that acknowledge holds as a statistical category. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Jameer Nelson (wrist) has been ruled out for Monday.
Nelson will miss his fifth consecutive game on Monday thanks to a wrist injury. Emmanuel Mudiay has played some really quality basketball of late so Nelson's loss doesn't hurt them much. The Nuggets may chose to rest the veteran until after the all-star break so he's full healed for the stretch run of the season. Analysis: James Grande
Mike Dunleavy will be on a minutes restriction Monday.
After playing his first game of the season on Saturday, Dunleavy will again suit up on Monday in a limited role. He played 14 minutes of action Saturday, which will likely the case on Monday as well. With Butler and Rose out, Dunleavy will need to stretch the floor to the best of his ability while out there on the court. Analysis: James Grande
D’Angelo Russell (groin) will play Monday.
Russell tweaked his groin in Saturday's game against the Spurs, but it won't keep him out of Monday's game against the Pacers. After getting off to a miserable start to his career, Russell has bounced back quite well. It seems with each passing game, his confidence rises. He still has a ways to go before his relevant in fantasy. Analysis: James Grande
Evan Fournier will start Monday for injured Tobias Harris.
After getting off to a scorching hot start to his season, Fournier has regressed a substantial amount. So much so, that he's been forced into a bench role. But, with Tobias Harris out, he'll draw his second consecutive start in Monday's action against the Hawks. He was able to scored 21 points in his last start, so he could be worth a look in DFS. Analysis: James Grande