Tony Allen SG/SF MEM 20 Hrs
Allen (ankle) made his return to the bench Thursday after missing two games and scored eight points (3-9 FG, 2-4 FT) while grabbing nine boards in 21 minutes.
Allen will likely return to the starting lineup soon once he gets more practice time in, but even then, he's not a great fantasy option as much as he is a good player for the Grizzlies. He's started 36 games this season, but averages just 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, which isn't great fantasy production for a starter.
Tobias Harris F ORL 20 Hrs
Harris shot just 2-for-12 from the floor Thursday in a blowout loss to the Bucks, coming off the bench for 21 minutes, seven points, five rebounds and an assist.
Harris has been coming off the bench for the Magic lately, and that seems to be the plan going forward. He's not dropable just yet, but owners will want to continue to keep an eye on his production. In his four previous games off the bench, Harris averaged 11.8 points, 4.0 rebounds 1.0 assist and 0.5 steals.
Willie Green SG ORL 20 Hrs
Green scored a season-high 16 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) in 16 minutes of action Thursday in a blowout loss to the Bucks, adding on one rebound and two steals.
This was a total fluke for Green, who had missed most of the season with a knee injury. He hadn't scored any more than seven points in a game this season and is averaging just 3.9 points per game on the year.
Kenyon Martin PF MIL 20 Hrs
Martin played a season-high 22 minutes Thursday in a win versus the Magic, but still scored just four points (2-5 FG) and had three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals.
Martin saw an expanded role with Larry Sanders (suspension), Ersan Ilyasova (groin) and Zaza Pachulia (calf) all out. He hadn't played any more than 12 minutes in a game this season, and simply isn't a fantasy option, even with all of the injuries in the Bucks frontcourt.
Giannis Antetokounmpo SF MIL 21 Hrs
Antetokounmpo scored 10 points (3-7 FG, 4-5 FT) Thursday in a win over the Magic, playing 33 minutes. He finished the game with three blocks, a steal, five assists and four rebounds.
Antetokounmpo saw greater playing time with Ersan Ilyasova out, and head coach Jason Kidd had to shuffle the lineup around. In his past 10 games, Antetokounmpo averaged 9.5 points, 1.5 steals, 2.8 assists and 6.0 rebounds. He's valuable in categories leagues because he can do so many different things, but doesn't do one thing particularly well.
Kirk Hinrich G CHI 21 Hrs
Hinrich will come off the bench against the Lakers on Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Hinrich will move back to the bench following the return of Jimmy Butler, with Nikola Mirotic receiving the start Thursday. It seems highly unlikely he will see close to the 38 minutes he received against Golden State on Tuesday.
Rodney Stuckey G IND 21 Hrs
Stuckey scored 22 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), the second straight game he's done that, Thursday in a win over the Knicks, and added on five rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.
Stuckey's scoring has been very inconsistent this season, and will likely see a reduced role (or at least a reduced number of shots) when George Hill is ready to return to a consistent role. For now, owners could roll the dice on him and hope for these high-volume nights, but also be ready for nights of single-digit scoring.
Roy Hibbert C IND 21 Hrs
Hibbert had his best shooting night of the season Thursday, going 9-for-11 from the floor, finishing the win over the Knicks with 18 points, 10 rebounds and a block in 24 minutes.
Hibbert has been a very streaky player this season, but he now has two double-doubles in his past three games, and was just one rebound away from getting another one Tuesday. However, Hibbert also has three games of four or fewer points this month. If owners are ready to ride the ups and downs of Hibbert, he'll have enough solid games to make it worth it.
Nikola Mirotic PF CHI 21 Hrs
Mirotic will start against the Lakers on Thrusday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Mirotic will replace Kirk Hinrich in the starting lineup Thursday, with Jimmy Butler returning from a one-game absence due to illness. The start could result in similar minutes to what he saw Tuesday, when he played 31 minutes.
C. J. Miles SG/SF IND 21 Hrs
Miles (groin) was on a minutes' restriction Thursday, and scored just five points (2-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt) in 13 minutes and had one rebound.
Miles missed two games with a strain, and will likely continue to come off the bench with George Hill healthy. In his 27 games off the bench this season, Miles shot just 39 percent from the floor and averaged 13.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists.