Blake Griffin PF LAC 10 Hrs
Griffin scored 31 points (12-21 FG, 7-7FT) with 13 rebounds, five assists and one block during Saturday's win over the Spurs.
This marks the sixth time Griffin scored 25 points or more in January. Griffin was projected be a solid top 30 option this year, but he's down a full two rebounds from last season and has seen his scoring and shooting efficiency slide a bit. Currently, Griffin is a top 50 player with top 25 upside.
Leandro Barbosa G GS 10 Hrs
Barbosa scored 14 points (7-of-11 FG, 0-of-1 3Pt) in 13 minutes in Saturday's win over the Suns.
That's two consecutive games with double-digit scoring for Barbosa, who scored 15 points in 13 minutes in Friday's loss to the Jazz. He's been in and out of the rotation this season, but has a hot hand right now -- 13-of-19 the last two games. He's been too inconsistent for head coach Steve Kerr to rely on every game, but he can be a hot hand on any given night.
Tyler Hansbrough PF/C TOR 10 Hrs
Hansbrough played 14 minutes off the bench Saturday, scoring four points (2-4 FG) with two rebounds.
Jonas Valanciunas was limited to just 17 minutes Saturday due to an ankle injury, and if he ends up missing any games Hansbrough would be the most likely candidate to move into the starting lineup. He wouldn't see a huge increase in minutes in that case, as Patrick Patterson would see the bulk of the available court time, but Hansbrough could see a small uptick in his fantasy value.
Patrick Patterson PF/C TOR 10 Hrs
Patterson scored 16 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with six rebounds, two assists and a block in 37 minutes off the bench Saturday.
Jonas Valanciunas was limited to 17 minutes due to an ankle injury, which opened up plenty of court time for Patterson. If Valanciunas ends up missing any games, Patterson would get a nice short-term boost in his value, even if he doesn't actually move into the starting lineup.
Kyle Lowry PG TOR 10 Hrs
Lowry scored 23 points (8-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-8 FT) with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the overtime loss to the Wizards on Saturday.
Lowry regained his shooting stroke Saturday after scoring 13 points or less in three out of the past four games. His overall production has taken a bit of a dip since Demar Derozan returned to the lineup, but remains a solid top 30 player and a must-start in all leagues.
Cody Zeller PF/C CHA 10 Hrs
Zeller scored 21 points (10-11 FG, 1-2 FT) with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks during the win against the Nuggets on Saturday
Zeller shot an impressive 10-of-11 from the field and chipped in across the board Saturday. Despite the impressive line, Zeller just isn't getting enough shots, averaging 6.1 field goal attempts per game, and only registering one double-double the entire season. He's a borderline deep-league option at best until he shows more consistent production.
Vince Carter SG/SF MEM 11 Hrs
Carter has a tear in a tendon in his left foot, but will wear a boot for stabilization and begin rehab right away, Grizzlies' sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports.
Carter has opted to forgo the surgery, as the required recovery time post-surgery might have cost him the remainder of the NBA season and playoffs. He was already a fringe fantasy option at best, as he's averaging an abysmal 6.0 points (33.4 FG, 27.3 3Pt, 76.9 FT), 1.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocks in 17 minutes per game. At this stage in his career, he certainly won't be rushed back until he is 100 percent healthy, and that might not be quite for a while.
Rodney Stuckey G IND 11 Hrs
Stuckey scored two points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with two rebounds and two assists in the loss to the Kings on Saturday.
Stuckey came back to earth Saturday after back-to-back 20 point performances. He has a now-healthy George Hill along with C.J. Miles to fend off for playing time, so it'll be tough for trust Stuckey for consistent production. He's a borderline utility option in 12 team leagues and above.
Marcin Gortat C WAS 11 Hrs
Gortat scored two points (0-3 FG, 2-4 FT) with two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in the loss to the Raptors on Saturday.
Gortat posted one of the weirdest and ineffective lines of the season, totaling exactly two in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and fouls on Saturday. He's seen his minutes dip slightly this season (29 minutes per game) but has still been reasonably effective, averaging 11.8 points per game and eight rebounds on the season. Gortat is still a starting center in most formats.
Stephen Curry PG GS 12 Hrs
Curry scored 25 points (9-23 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with four rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in the win against the Suns on Saturday.
Curry has been in a mini-slump, failing to shoot above 40 percent from the field in just one of past five games. It hasn't affected him too much overall, as he's cracked the 20-point mark in all but three games in January. Curry is still a lock as a top three fantasy option this season.