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Indians manager Terry Francona said on Wednesday that Carlos Santana will probably be the third baseman on Opening Day in Oakland.

He will also serve as a back up catcher for Yan Gomes as well. Lonnie Chisenhall will serve as back-up at 3rd base, designated hitter or as a pinch-hitter.ANALYST: Drew Phelps

Matt Barnes scored 17 points (6-of-10 FGA) going 5-for-7 from three-point range with 11 rebounds, five assists and one block over 36 minutes Saturday against the Mavericks

Barnes has been the first guy off the bench for this Grizzlies team so far this season and has done a nice job as he is averaging 8 points and five rebounds a game. Barnes will not put up gaudy scoring outputs on a nightly basis but he has the ability to shoot from anywhere on the court and will be a nice asset for this Grizzlies squad as they make a push for the playoffs. In terms of fantasy, Barnes does not put up the type of production that should warrant a roster spot in most formats.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Mike Conley scored 16 points (6-of-12 FGA, 2-of-4 FTA) with four rebounds and seven assists over 34 minutes Saturday against the Mavericks

With rumors swirling about where Conley may end up next season being he is a free agent at the end of the year, he is not letting it affect his on court performance. Conley is putting together a fine year over in Memphis and continues to pace this offense on a nightly basis. Not really known for his scoring, Conley has given fantasy squads a nice boost this year as he averaging 14 points and six assists a game.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Marc Gasol scored 22 points (9-of-15 FGA, 4-of-6 FTA) with six rebounds, two assists and one block over 37 minutes Saturday against the Mavericks

Gasol continues to be one of the better big men in all of the NBA as he gets it done on both ends of the floor. Over his past 10 games, Gasol is averaging 19 points with five rebounds and four assists a game. He seems to be hitting his stride at just the right time as the Grizzlies look to make a push for the playoffs. Expect a big second half out of Gasol this season as he is just getting things started.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Zach Randolph scored 20 points (9-of-21 FGA, 2-of-4 FTA) with 14 rebounds, two assists and one steal over 36 minutes Saturday against the Mavericks

Randolph is still working his way down to the painted are and making himself a force. Randolph has never been known about his leaping ability or big play ability but he has always had a knack for scoring down low and rebounding. That is exactly what he has done this season as he is averaging 13 points and eight rebounds a night. Randolph should still be viewed as a viable fantasy option. Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Raymond Felton scored 16 points (5-of-12 FGA, 3-of-5 FTA) going 3-for-7 from three-point range with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal over 32 minutes Saturday against the Grizzlies

With Devin Harris out for the game on Saturday, Feltons role increased and he came through for the Mavs. Felton has seen some nice playing time this season coming off the bench in a reserve role. Felton is not much of a fantasy option but he could move his way into the rotation if an injury strikes so in deep leagues it may not be a bad idea to scoop him up.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Deron Williams scored 22 points (8-of-20 FGA, 4-of-6 FTA) with two rebounds, 11 assists and one steal over 38 minutes Saturday against the Grizzlies

Williams has found a liking to this Mavericks team and has played the point well for them this season clearly showing he is the top point guard on this squad. Williams is pacing the offense nightly averaging 13 points and five assists a night. With the Mavericks looking like they will have to battle for a playoff spot, they will need Williams at his best heading down the stretch.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Chandler Parsons scored 26 points (10-of-15 FGA, 1-of-2 FTA) going 5-for-8 from three-point range with eight rebounds, four assists and one steal over 41 minutes Saturday against the Grizzlies

Parsons has been underwhelming since joining this Mavericks team and getting paid some ludicrous money. On the year, Parsons is averaging just 12 points and four rebounds a game making him a fringe fantasy option at best. With his talent and ability to shoot from outside the arc, you have to hope he can turn things around in the second half.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points (6-of-17 FGA, 5-of-6 FTA) with seven rebounds, two assists and one block over 37 minutes Saturday against the Grizzlies

At 37 years old, Dirk is showing that age is just a number for him as he is still putting up some nice numbers for the Mavericks. On the season, Dirk is averaging 17 points and six rebounds a game and should still be considered someone to rely upon in fantasy. With the uncertainty of how much longer Nowitzki will be in the league, enjoy it now as there may never be another Dirk again.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

George Hill scored 17 points (7-of-14 FGA, 2-of-2 FTA) with four rebounds and two assists over 33 minutes Saturday against the Pistons

The hair style change does not seem to have affected Hill in any way as he is still pacing this offense nicely for the Pacers. He is not someone who will put up gaudy scoring numbers but he has proven to be someone you can rely upon to produce on a nightly basis. Hill should be considered a nice option to have stashed on your benches in the second half.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Paul George scored 30 points (7-of-13 FGA, 14-of-15 FTA) with eight rebounds, three assists and one steal over 30 minutes Saturday against the Pistons

George put together a nice outing Saturday in the win over the Pistons and looks to be in desperate need of the break as he has been worked in the first half of the season so far. George is without a doubt the leader of this Pacers squad and should continue to put up huge numbers in the second half. His averages of 23 points and seven rebounds make him a must start in all formats.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Myles Turner scored 16 points (8-of-13 FGA) with four rebounds, three assists and one block over 32 minutes Saturday against the Pistons

Turner has staked his spot in the starting lineup for this Pacers team and the way he has been producing it does not seem likely they will take him out anytime soon. The rookie has shown a nice combination of both offense and defense and is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds a game over his past 10 contests. Turner is trending up right now and if he is not owned in your leagues for some reason now would be a great time to scoop him up.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Anthony Tolliver scored 17 points (5-of-10 FGA, 2-of-4 FTA) going 5-for-9 from three-point range with four rebounds, one assist and three steals over 30 minutes Saturday against the Pacers

Tolliver has not received much burn for this Pistons squad so far this season as he is only averaging about 19 minutes a game. He does not make an impact on the game enough to be considered a fantasy option but it is worth pointing out that is shooting about 36% from downtown this year. If he picks up somewhere playing time, Tolliver could turn into a player you might want to snatch up in deep leagues or a value play in DFS formats.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Reggie Jackson scored 26 points (10-of-15 FGA, 3-of-4 FTA) going 3-for-4 from three-point range with three rebounds and two assists over 32 minutes Saturday against the Pacers

The Pistons continue to stick with Jackson at the point which makes it even more likely they will look to move Jennings at the trade deadline. Despite Jennings missing some time with an injury, Jackson has been the better value at the position as he is averaging 19 points and six assists a night. If Jennings is moved, this will only heighten the value of Jackson in the second half.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Stanley Johnson scored 14 points (6-of-13 FGA, 2-of-2 FTA) with 10 rebounds, three assists and one steal over 38 minutes Saturday against the Pacers

The rookie has stepped into a starting role for this Pistons squad and has hit the ground running. Johnson was a highly touted prospect coming out of college and is showing why over his past 10 games as he is averaging 12 points with four rebounds and two assists a night. Johnson may not be an everyday player for your fantasy squads but he could be a nice piece to stash on your benches especially in keeper leagues.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Marcus Morris scored 16 points (6-of-11 FGA, 3-of-6 FTA) with two rebounds, four assists and one steal over 34 minutes Saturday against the Pacers

Morris has been a pleasant surprise for this Pistons team after coming over in the offseaon from Phoenix. Is averaging 13 points and five rebounds a game to this point and the Pistons have shown enough confidence to play him over 36 minutes a game. There has been rumors the Pistons could look to bring over his twin brother at the trade deadline which would likely help out his production having his bro by his side again. At this point Morris has done everything needed to warrant a fantasy position.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

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