Francisco Garcia SG/SF HOU 4 Days
Francisco Garcia scored 13 points in his first start at small forward of the season on Monday to go with six rebounds, two assists, four blocks and three 3-pointers.
The four blocks were a huge bonus for a guy that has been fairly effective in that department with 0.7 per game in his career over just 22 minutes per game. Garcia picked up some extra playing time with Chandler Parsons out with back spasms and he should continue to put up some useful lines while Parsons unable to play. Cisco is worth a look, but Parsons isn't expected to miss much time.
Francisco Garcia SG/SF HOU 5 Days
Francisco Garcia is expected to play on Tuesday despite sitting out shootaround.
Presumably his absence was related to his sprained toe, which has been nagging him for a while. He's been playing very well off the bench lately and could step into a big role if Chandler Parsons (back) isn't able to suit up Tuesday.
Francisco Garcia SG/SF HOU 7 Days
Francisco Garcia hit five 3-pointers in Friday's laugher win over the Nets, finishing with 15 points, three rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks in 25 minutes.
Like teammate Aaron Brooks, Garcia will likely have some late-round value while Jeremy Lin is out. Just don't get carried away by this garbage time line and give him a look if you need some short-term help.
Francisco Garcia SG/SF HOU 9 Days
Francisco Garcia hit 9-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 21 points, two rebounds, three assists and a steal in Wednesday's win over the Hawks.
He has a sprained toe and was limping before the game, but that didn't stop him from going off tonight. He also played fairly well on Monday, if you consider six points "solid" from a fantasy player. Prior to tonight's explosion, Garcia hadn't scored more than eight points in 11 straight games, and was held scoreless in three of those. Omri Casspi has actually been more efficient and consistent, but this night belonged to Garcia. We'll have to see him do it a couple more times before getting too excited.
Francisco Garcia SG/SF HOU 10 Days
Francisco Garcia (sprained toe) will play on Wednesday but he was seen limping during shootaround.
Cisco will get a bit of extra run if James Harden (foot) misses any more games, but even so he's a marginal fantasy option. We'll leave Garcia off the injury report unless his prognosis worsens in the coming days.
Francisco Garcia SG/SF HOU 23 Days
Francisco Garcia returned from a missed game with the flu, but didn't make a shot or score in 20 minutes on Wednesday.
Omri Casspi got hot tonight, while Garcia never got it going. These two could trade good games all season long and their inconsistency makes both of them tough to own in fantasy leagues.
Francisco Garcia SG/SF HOU 26 Days
Francisco Garcia is a game-time decision for Monday due to an illness.
As reported earlier, James Harden (illness), Chandler Parsons (back) and Omri Casspi (ankle) are expected to play in this game, but they might not be at 100 percent. It sounds like Garcia is a little closer to doubtful, so his owners in deep leagues will want to keep him on the bench.
Francisco Garcia SG/SF HOU 1 Month
Francisco Garcia scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench on Monday.
Garcia is little more than a 3-point specialist and things could get lean whenever Patrick Beverley returns, but he certainly has a role on this Rockets team and that gives him a shot at some low-end fantasy value.