Rajon Rondo PG DAL 1 Day
Rondo scored 19 points (9-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt) with five rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes during Monday's win over the Pelicans.
He continues to have trouble racking up assists with the Mavs, but this was Rondo's best scoring effort since returning from his facial injuries. He remains a shell of the fantasy player he was with the Celtics, however.
Richard Jefferson SF DAL 1 Day
Jefferson scored 16 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with five rebounds and a block in 34 minutes during Monday's win over the Pelicans.
It's his best scoring effort since mid-January, but with Chandler Parsons (ankle) due to return to action any day now, what little fantasy value Jefferson currently has will evaporate along with his starting role.
Monta Ellis G DAL 1 Day
Ellis scored a game-high 20 points (8-19 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with six rebounds, two assists and a block in 33 minutes during Monday's win over the Pelicans.
He appears to be just about recovered from his mid-February hip injury, and Ellis is averaging 18.8 points, 3.2 assists and 1.4 steals over his last five games.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 1 Day
Evans scored 17 points (6-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes during Monday's loss to the Mavericks.
Evans continues to provide solid numbers while filling in as the Pelican's starting point guard, averaging 16.1 points, 9.1 assists, 4.6 boards and 1.0 steals over his last seven games.
Alexis Ajinca C NO 1 Day
Ajinca scored 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 FT) with 12 rebounds, a steal and a block in 25 minutes off the bench Monday.
In five games since Anthony Davis (shoulder) hit the shelf, Ajinca is averaging 14.6 points, 7.8 boards and 1.6 blocks, numbers worth a roster spot in most fantasy leagues. Don't hesitate to cut him loose once Davis returns, however.
Norris Cole PG NO 1 Day
Cole scored a team-high 19 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with three assists and a block in 36 minutes off the bench Monday.
This was his best scoring night since joining the Pelicans, although Cole has scored in double digits in five of his six games with New Orleans. In deep fantasy leagues, his apparently stable bench role while Jrue Holiday (leg) is sidelined could make him worth a roster spot.
Gorgui Dieng C MIN 1 Day
Dieng scored 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-2 FT) with 11 rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 39 minutes during Monday's loss to the Clippers.
Nik Pekovic's ankle is bothering him again, which could be very good news for Dieng's fantasy owners. He's stayed fairly productive in limited bench minutes, but if Pekovic misses any more games, Dieng should become a consistent double-double threat who can contribute in blocks and steals without hurting your percentages while he's getting starter's minutes.
Gary Neal SG MIN 1 Day
Neal got the start on shooting guard on Monday, scoring a team-high 19 points (6-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with nine rebounds, four assists and a steal in 41 minutes during a loss to the Clippers.
He proved to be an able fill-in for Kevin Martin (illness), but Neal will return to his bench role once Martin gets healthy, likely as soon as Wednesday against the Nuggets.
Ricky Rubio PG MIN 1 Day
Rubio scored 18 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-9 FT) with 12 rebounds, 11 assists and a steal in 40 minutes during Monday's loss to the Clippers.
It's the fourth triple-double of his career, and his third straight game with double-digit assists. Rubio appears to have shaken the rust off following his return from an ankle injury, averaging 12.7 points, 10.0 assists, 8.2 boards and 2.7 steals over his last six games.
Austin Rivers G LAC 1 Day
Rivers scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-4 FT) with four assists and a steal in 25 minutes off the bench Monday.
With Jamal Crawford injuring his calf early in Monday's game, Rivers saw extra court time and was able to produce solid numbers. If Crawford ends up missing any additional time, the coach's son could be worth a short-term pickup in deeper leagues.