Jared Sullinger PF/C BOS 8 Hrs
Sullinger put together a nice game and remains one of the best values in fantasy so far this season. He ended the night with 19 points (8-22 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 0-0 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 34 minutes.
Sullinger has beeline of the better stretch-fours this year, as he's scored in double-digits in every game this season. On top of this he's been active on the boards and blocking shots well, although he hit a dry patch in the latter for a solid seven games. Continue starting the young forward, who has been one of the better values this season.
Nicolas Batum SG/SF POR 8 Hrs
Batum took his game another step further, following a knee injury that kept him on the sidelines. He ended his night with 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-0 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and a steal in 32 minutes.
Batum will need a few games under him before he hits the form we all know he can produce at. Give him some time to get his game back together, although it looks like that should come sooner, rather than later.
JaVale McGee C DEN 8 Hrs
McGee (leg) suffered a strained leg Sunday against the Lakers and will not return to the game, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
McGee strained his lower left leg, logging only six minutes before exiting. He'll be evaluated, and a more detailed report should be available Monday. If McGee misses time, J.J. Hickson and Darrell Arthur should see an uptick in their respective minutes off the bench.
LaMarcus Aldridge PF/C POR 9 Hrs
Aldridge was the best player on the floor tonight, and was able to take advantage of an unexperienced Boston front court. He double-doubled in the win, finishing with 20 points (7-21 FG, 6-7 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists, and a block in 37 minutes.
This was Aldridge's fourth double-double this year, and he's come close three other times as well. The addition of a three-point jumper has helped make him into an even more versatile asset and one that fantasy owners have enjoyed cashing out on thus far. Continue to start him with confidence as Portland is on a roll to begin the year.
Kelly Olynyk C BOS 9 Hrs
Olynyk had another rough night, as he couldn't get much going against Portland's experienced front court. He finished with zero points, eight rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 27 minutes.
Olynyk has really hit a tough stretch these past few games and has been seeing less on-court time as a result. You have to wonder if, as a player, he's not getting the kind of confidence he needs by being pulled so frequently. However, Coach Stevens definitely sees Olynyk as a versatile piece that can help his offense. For now, he still holds a lot of value with no one in line to challenge him. However, maybe consider Olynyk as a matchup based player until he gets out of this funk.
Jeff Green F BOS 9 Hrs
Green certainly wasn't there reason for the team losing, as he did everything he could to help his team get a win. He ended the night with 19 points (7-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds, and two steals in 34 minutes.
Green has been one of the better options at small forward to begin the season and nights like this have been typical for him. Because of his ability to contribute across categories, as well as his contract, he's even been drawing a lot of interest from teams as a trade asset. If traded, it isn't guaranteed Green can sustain this kind of value, as it would depend on where he lands and whether he's given the same kind of minutes he gets in Boston. For now though, he's still one of the more underrated options in fantasy.
Mike Conley PG MEM 9 Hrs
Conley may not have been shooting the ball well, but he was able to set up his teammates well in the win. He finished with seven points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-5 FT), seven assists, and three rebounds in 27 minutes.
Conley was shooting well coming into the night, as he scored in double digits for the six gamed leading up to Sunday. Despite not being able to hit his shots he was still able to put up healthy assists, although his steals have been down so far this season. It's still early enough in the season where he can turn it around, but he did see a regression in that category last year from his normally elite-level output.
Eric Gordon SG NO 9 Hrs
Gordon (shoulder) was spotted wearing a sling on his left shoulder Sunday, Fletcher Mackel of WDSU in New Orleans reports.
Gordon left Saturday's game with a separated shoulder, and though the team hasn't said much about the injury, it's certainly not encouraging to see him in a sling. The Pelicans host Sacramento on Tuesday, and at this point it seems very unlikely Gordon is able to play. Expect official word from the team regarding the injury to surface Monday.
Courtney Lee SG MEM 9 Hrs
Lee had another quietly efficient night, that has been his trademark so far this season. He finished with 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a team-high 39 minutes.
Lee has been one of the surprises this year, as he appears to have found a team that knows how to use him in Memphis. Even when not starting, he's been playing big minutes and has been a consistent source of threes and steals. While his gaudy percentages will eventually drop, he seems to be embracing his role on the Grizzlies and may continue putting up these kind of numbers.
Marc Gasol C MEM 10 Hrs
Gasol had a huge game on Sunday, as he led his team in multiple categories in the victory. He finished the night with 30 points (13-18 FG, 4-5 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 34 minutes.
Gasol has been one of the top fantasy players this season and his scoring touch has been a big reason why. He's only scored in single digits in three games this season, while he's recorded a block in all but two games as well. After missing a stretch of games due to a knee injury last season, Gasol is playing with the same form he held when he won Defensive Player of the Year in 2012-2013.