Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG DET 6 Hrs
Caldwell-Pope played a season-low 21 minutes Tuesday. He finished with six points (2-9 FG, 2-7 3Pt), two assists, and two steals.
Caldwell-Pope was given tons of minutes to begin the season, but he's shooting a horendous 36 percent from the field on 11.8 field goal attempts per game. He's a pest on defense, but KCP hasn't put it all together and given the Pistons the kind of consistency on offense that teams want to see out of their starting shooting guard. While it's possible KCP's struggles are tied to the lack of spacing created by the Pistons' big lineup of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe, and Josh Smith, the excuses for Caldwell-Pope's struggles have worn thin, and there is real concern for whether he'll make the strides experts anticipated he could make this season.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 6 Hrs
Evans scored 22 points (10-17 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT), with seven rebounds and five assists in 38 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Kings.
Evans has had an incredibly impressive year, and any fantasy owners who grabbed him are getting rewarded nicely with his strong play. Evans should be in all lineups moving forward.
Ryan Anderson PF NO 6 Hrs
Anderson scored 20 points (7-14 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), with five rebounds in 30 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Kings.
Anderson played big minutes and got plenty of shots up. He's been pretty inconsistent to this point, so it's hard to rely on him for fantasy production right now.
Jodie Meeks SG DET 6 Hrs
Meeks (back) has picked up the intensity of his workouts recently, but a firm timetable for his return has not been updated, the Pistons' official site reports.
Meeks has a stress reaction in his lower back that was discovered in the second week of October. According to his initial timeline, Meeks should be out until mid-December, but there have been no updates on that timetable for his return. The Pistons are reeling and need shooting, so whenever Meeks returns, he'll be a player to watch in case he gets enough minutes to be of use for scoring and three-pointers in 12-team leagues or deeper.
Anthony Davis PF/C NO 6 Hrs
Davis scored 14 points (4-12 FG, 6-8 FT), with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 38 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Kings.
It wasn't a bad outing by any means, but it wasn't what we're used to seeing from Davis. Expect the big man to get back to business and have a big bounce back game against the Hawks on Friday night.
Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 6 Hrs
Casspi scored 22 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 36 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Pelicans.
While Casspi was expected to get solid minutes with Rudy Gay (achilles) out, I don't think many saw this coming. He led the team in scoring (tied with DeMarcus Cousins), and while he's not a consistent fantasy option for most fantasy leagues, you'll want to keep him on your radar to see if he continues to get minutes when Gay returns.
Derrick Rose PG CHI 6 Hrs
Rose is dealing with left hamstring tightness and will not return to Tuesday's game, ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell reports.
He did not join the Bulls out for the second half, and reportedly looked disinterested and passive in the first half, so he may have been playing through the tightness and decided to sit out at halftime. This is just another minor setback for Rose, and at this point, owners should not be remotely surprised when he doesn't play, or comes out midway through a game. Consider him day-to-day, with Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks stepping up if needed.
DeMarcus Cousins PF/C SAC 6 Hrs
Cousins scored 22 points (8-18 FG, 6-6 FT), with 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Pelicans.
The man is a double-double machine, and he's been the key reason for the impressive start to the 2014 season for the Kings. No reason to ever doubt having Cousins in your lineup, as he's one of the top big men in the NBA.
Luol Deng SF MIA 6 Hrs
Deng scored 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 32 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.
Deng seems to be getting his shooting stroke back after his wrist injury. He'll be a player to keep an eye on from a fantasy perspective, and he's looking like a safe bet to put back into your lineups if you need some scoring.
Chris Bosh PF/C MIA 6 Hrs
Bosh scored 26 points (10-19 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), with nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 34 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Warriors.
Bosh just keeps the impressive season rolling along. He's been an incredible part of this Heat team without LeBron James, and he's going to be the focal point of their offense all year.