Nick Young SG/SF LAL 3 Days

Young posted 26 points (7-14 FG, 8-8 FT, 4-9 3Pt) to go with five rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 30 minutes of action.

Young is now averaging 18.0 points and 3.0 three-pointers made over the last five games, and he's coming back to form after a slow start to the season. He's worth owning in 12-man leagues, though his standard league value is limited because of his lack of production in other categories.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 4 Days

Young is expected to play Sunday against the Kings.

Young was issued a flagrant-2 and ejected from Friday's game after hitting Steven Adams with an elbow, but the league has not handed down a suspension, so the Lakers expect to have the charismatic guard available off the bench Sunday. Young has scored at least 10 points in 11 of his last 12 games but offers little in terms of rebounds or assists.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 5 Days

Young was ejected in Friday's game for hitting the Thunder's Steven Adams in the throat with his elbow.

Young left the game with 10 points in 4-of-8 shooting. Adams actually missed his free-throws from the technical, but the Lakers clearly missed Young down the stretch, as they ended up letting a lead slip away in the fourth quarter.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 12 Days

Young dropped a season-high 29 points (9-14 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT), including a clutch three in overtime that ended up winning the game for the Lakers on Friday.

Swaggy P was the deciding factor in this game, making his most threes of the season. Young has now made three or more threes in four of his past seven games. He's also scored 20 or more points three times in that span. Young could be worth a pickup in some leagues given how many shows he's taking this season.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 15 Days

Young scored 12 points (5-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 22 minutes of work against the Kings on Tuesday.

Young continues to shoot poorly from the field as he was 5-13 from the field in the contest and only made one of his five three-point attempts. Young is shooting less than 40 percent from the field on the year, which will hurt owners in rotosserie leagues. He got another block in this game which gives him seven blocks in 12 games this year. It will be interesting to see whether this trend continues. Young blocked 20 shots in 82 games back in the 2008-2009 season and he is on pace to eclipse that this season.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 17 Days

Young scored 13 points (3-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and added two rebounds, one assist and a block in 24 minutes of action against the Pelicans on Sunday.

He continues to get points, albeit at a poor rate as he is shooting 37 percent from the field over his last 10 games. He has shot 43 percent for his career, so you can expect an uptick in his shooting percentage. He gives you three-point field goals though, as he is average almost three a game over his last seven games. Oddly, he is also averaging almost one block per game over the same stretch, which is a nice throw in to his production but it shouldn't be expected.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 24 Days

Young scored 20 points (6-11 FG, 5-8 3P, 3-5 FT) with four rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench Sunday.

It's Young's best performance since returning to action from his thumb injury, and he's now scored in double-digits in three straight games. If you need to boost your three-point production, Young could be worth picking up.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 1 Month

Young scored 16 points (6-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), with four rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Rockets.

Swaggy P is back in business. The Lakers' reserve is getting solid minutes, and this seems to be a trend that won't be slowing down. He and Kobe Bryant are the prime scoring threats for this team, and Young should be a player to look at adding in most fantasy leagues if he's still out there.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 1 Month

Young (thumb) made his season debut Tuesday. He came off the bench to put up 17 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five rebounds, and one steal in 28 minutes.

The Lakers enjoyed good production up and down the roster Tuesday. Young is worth taking a flier on in 10- and 12-team leagues or larger, but he'll likely only have streaming value in shallower leagues. In 64 games played last season, he averaged 17.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 2.1 three-pointers in 28 minutes per game. He shot 44 percent from the field and 83 percent from the free-throw line. If you need scoring or three-pointers, Young can help there.

Nick Young SG/SF LAL 1 Month

Coach Byron Scott confirmed that Young (thumb) will play Tuesday against the Hawks, Baxter Holmes of ESPN reports.

Young, who practiced in full over the weekend, will be available off the bench, likely holding down a similar role to what he played last season under Mike D'Antoni. The unpredictable guard has proven to be more than capable as a scorer, but he has a penchant for inefficiency and doesn't provide much in terms of assists or rebounds. Scott has not stated whether Young will be on a minutes limit in his first game back, but with a healthy Kobe Bryant at shooting guard, it's hard to imagine Young seeing a heavy workload. Assuming Bryant's body doesn't fail him as the season wears on, Young probably won't touch the 28.3 minutes per game he averaged in 2013-14.