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LaMarcus Aldridge records career best 39th double-double in win over the Pelicans Sunday.

Aldridge finished with 25 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks in 36 minutes. Aldridge's previous double-double best for a season was 38, which he set last season in 74 games. Aldridge reached 39 double-doubles in just 66 games this season.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Nolan Arenado says his sore wrist "isn't a big deal" and he expects to be back in the lineup Tuesday.

Arenado has been one of the best players in baseball during the first two weeks of the season, slashing .311/.380/.644 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 10 games. The former top prospect was a popular breakout candidate heading into the season, and it looks like the wrist issue will only be a minor hiccup.  Analysis: Spencer Silva

Derrick Rose scored 15 points (4-14 FGA, 5-5 FTA) after hitting two three-pointers while dishing out nine assists and pulling down seven rebounds in Chicago's 91-82 win over Milwaukee.

Rose wasn't that sharp, but he didn't need to be when Jimmy Butler went nuts. It's all about playing time and getting back into game-shape as it looks like the Bulls will move past the Bucks. If Rose can regain any type of form that was like his MVP season, the Bulls are going to be a force in the playoffs. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jimmy Butler had a game-high 31 points (10-19 FGA, 8-14 FTA), going 3-of-9 from three-point land to with nine rebounds and two assists in Chicago's 91-82 win over Milwaukee.

Butler was the best player on the court in the Bulls' win, taking over the game after a slow-start. If he and Derrick Rose are able to stay healthy, the Bulls are a dangerous team in the East and have the chance to make it to the finals. Butler's minutes per game are incredible so there might be some fatigue down the stretch in case you are still playing daily Playoff leagues. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Michael Carter-Williams scored 12 points (5-12 FGA, 2-3 FTA) to go with five rebounds and two assists in Milwaukee's 91-82 loss to Chicago in Game Two of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Carter-Williams has been underwhelming to say the least in the playoffs and it is no surprise the Milwaukee lost both games in Chicago. He found it tough sledding after he made the move from Philadelphia, but MCW will need to show signs of life if the Bucks have any chance of beating the Bulls. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Khris Middleton scored 22 points (8-20 FGA, 3-3 FTA) knocking down three three-pointers to go along with six assists in the Bucks' game two loss to Chicago, 91-82.

Middleton lead the Bucks in scoring, but came up short in the win column. He has truly grown as a shooter this season, and will be a sneaky pick next season, if he is able to form a partnership with Michael Carter-Williams. As a restricted free-agent, Middleton is in line for an upgrade in his contract. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Derek Norris was 3-for-5 with three runs scored alongside two doubles and an RBI in San Diego's 14-3 win over Colorado.

The former Athletic continues to be a great addition to the Padres' line-up, slotting into the two-spot in the order. Norris has not hit a homer this season, but has been able to score runs and get on base for a middle of the order that is producing early. If he can keep getting on base, Norris is going to turn into a good fantasy option behind the dish.  Analysis: Rob Trayah

Will Venable went 1-for-2 with a homer and two RBI in San Diego's 14-3 win over Colorado.

Venable had a pinch-hit home run as he filled in for Matt Kemp, adding to the rout of the Rockies that San Diego delivered. He has turned into the fourth outfielder with the offseason that the Padres had, but Venable has the ability to put up numbers in his small samples sizes. After a miserable 2014 season, it is going to take an injury or a great stretch for Venable to get consistent time. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Padres' 14-3 rout of the Rockies.

Alonso didn't have an extra base hit, but still was able to rack up three RBI and continues to benefit from the deep line-up in front of him. He may be hitting seventh in the line-up, but he has a .930 OPS in 13 games. If he's available, it is still to start believe in Alonso's numbers and talent and put him on your fantasy team. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Odrisamer Despaigne got the win on Monday, going 6 2/3 innings giving up two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in the Padres' 14-3 win over the Rockies.

Starting in place of Ian Kennedy, Despaigne was solid, but only needed to be mediocre after the Padres had already hung 14 on the Rockies going into the fifth inning. He will get another start or two, depending on how slowly San Diego wants to bring back Kennedy, so keep Despaigne around for his next start in the hopes he is able to produce in the same fashion. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Matt Kemp was 3-for-4 with a double, four RBI, and three runs in San Diego's 14-3 win over Colorado.

Kemp had a monster night and only played half of the game, but was still able to produce in the blowout win. He has a hit in each game of the Padres' road trip, seeing his average jump to .368 on the season. Kemp seems to have found a spot quickly in San Diego as the Padres have jumped out to a 9-5 record to start the season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jorge De La Rosa was blistered for nine runs, seven earned, on nine hits in two innings in Colorado's 14-3 loss to San Diego.

De La Rosa should not have shown up for his start as the Padres pounded the lefty all over Coors Field. It was borderline embarrassing as the Rockies were down nine through two innings and never were into the game. You couldn't draw up a worse start to the season for De La Rosa and anyone who decided to go with the Colorado veteran was not rewarded. At this point, De La Rosa isn't worth the add or keeping on a team until he shows he is healthy and can produce. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Kyle Gibson took the loss on Monday as he allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits while walking four and failing to record a strikeout over five innings in the Twins 7-1 loss to the Royals.

Control has been a big issue for Gibson this season as he has already allowed 21 hits and handed out nine free passes over 15.1 innings. In turn he has a 5.87 ERA over his first three starts while striking out just three batters. His inability to miss bats should be a major warning sign given how hittable he has been and fantasy owners should have no reason to own Gibson if he doesn't start turning things around. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Salvador Perez went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.

Perez hit a career high 17 home runs in 2014 but it came with a surprising drop in batting average as he hit just .260 despite never hitting lower than .292 in his first three seasons. Perez is off to a hot start in 2015 and if he can combine the power with his ability to hit for a high average he could finish the year among the top catchers in fantasy this season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.

Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Edinson Volquez earned the victory on Monday as he allowed just one earned run on five hits while walking one and striking out five over seven innings in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins.

Volquez continues his strong start to 2015 as he earned his second win of the season and has now registered a quality start in each outing. Volquez is coming off his best season since 2008 as he went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA over 192.2 innings and fantasy owners must be thrilled to see that success carry over to this year. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

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