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Norichika Aoki went 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored but did not get any help from his friends as the Royals were roughed up 11-3 by the A's on Tuesday night. 

Aoki has put together a nice string of games for Kansas City, but it was too little, too late on Tuesday night. Though his overall numbers have been weak, Aoki is a decent option if you're in need of runs and steals.ANALYST: David Kerr

Trail Blazers forward Moe Harkless starts the second half in place of Meyers Leonard.

Portland struggles enough as it is covering big men, but things will get a tad tougher without Leonard on the court. Harkless will pick up some extra minutes in this outing. Analysis: Colby Conway

Grizzlies forward Jeff Green is starting the second half in place of the injured Marc Gasol.

Along with Zach Randolph, Green will likely see some extended run in the second half of tonight's contest. Hopefully the foot injury doesn't keep Gasol off the court for more than a game or two. Analysis: Colby Conway

Marc Gasol will not return after suffering a foot injury.

Gasol had 11 points, three boards and two assists in just 11 minutes before exiting with a foot injury. This is a tough blow to many DFS players, because it was a great matchup for the big man in Memphis. Zach Randolph will see some extended run during Gasol's absence. Analysis: Colby Conway

Kevin Love has returned to the locker room and has checked back into the game for the Cavaliers.

This shoulder injury must not have been anything serious, which is great news, as fantasy owners need him out there on Monday after he missed Saturday's game against the Kings. Unfortunately for fantasy owners though, with only five minutes left in the game, Love has struggled mightily from the floor and only has 11 points and five rebounds.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Marc Gasol heads to locker room with apparent injury.

The apparent injury seems to be a knee issue that he was very concerned with when he limped to the locker room. An update is sure to follow here, but don't expect positive news when he was already playing on what many were considering only one leg for the past couple of weeks.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Kevin Love has gone into the locker room with an apparent shoulder injury.

Very frustrating news for fantasy owners, as Love just made his return from a quad injury that forced him out of Saturday's game against the Kings. Hopefully this turns out to be nothing serious, but when it comes to Kevin Love, you can never be too cautious. An update on his condition is sure to follow.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) has come back out of the locker room and rejoined the team in their huddle. He will return to Monday's game.

Good news here, however it is still unclear when he will return to action. Going forward, fantasy owners should continue to keep some eyes on Nurkic despite his low production because there is some talent there that might eventually emerge. If he can polish his game up a little bit more, while getting into better game shape, Nurkic might have himself a nice little NBA career.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Jusuf Nurkic fouls to get himself off the court. He's hurt and limping off the court straight to the locker room.

Nurkic has been an emerging defender of late, while his offense is even coming around as well. This injury would be disappointing to those expecting him to continue on a upward trajectory, after struggling early on this season.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Marc Gasol (right foot) will play and start in Monday's game.

Gasol has been playing through a bad foot for some time now, and while his production has been down this season, the Grizzlies are much better with him than without him. Once this foot eventually manages to heal, expect him to improve with his jump shooting and as a rotationall defender.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

James Michael McAdoo (sprained toe, left foot) is doubtful for the Warriors Tuesday night.

No matter, as McAdoo is a fantasy non-entity fixated on the very end of the Warriors bench when healthy. Consider other reserve forwards who actually have a chance at some playing time.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

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


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