Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 13 Days

Thompson moved back to the bench against the Wizards on Friday and contributed six points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes.Thompson saw some time in the starting lineup before the All-Star break due to Kevin Love's (eye) absence from the court. However, Love has found his way back onto the court which relegates Thompson to a limited spot off the bench moving forward.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 21 Days

Thompson started Thursday's game against the Bulls with Kevin Love (eye) out, and scored 10 points (5-5 FG) and grabbed eight rebounds in 32 minutes.Thompson usually comes off the bench, but he's been the starter with Love out. Love will presumably return to the starting lineup after the All-Star break, which hurts Thompson's fantasy value. In 43 games off the bench this season, Thompson is averaging 25.8 minutes, 7.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 22 Days

Thompson scored 17 points (7-8 FG, 3-4 FT) and grabbed nine rebounds in the win over Miami on Wednesday.Thompson received a bump in minutes after Kevin Love was poked in the eye and left the game. He might start Thursday against the Bulls and could be a very good play, particularly for rebounds. He has averaged 8.4 rebounds in his last five games in 26.0 minutes.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 25 Days

Thompson scored 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-6 FT), to go with eight rebounds, two assists, and a block in 29 minutes on Sunday.

Thompson played more minutes in this game because the Cavaliers were up by so much, but he isn't likely to repeat that consistently enough to own him. Timofey Mozgov is a much more interesting player to own because he can fill up stats you want from this position, while Thompson needs an injury to become own able again.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 1 Month

Thompson provided 10 points (3-4 FG, 4-8 FT) and a game-high 16 rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench in the win over Oklahoma City on Sunday. He added three blocks.

Thompson grabbed a number of boards in traffic and continued to be effective on the glass. He has double digit rebounds in five of his last six games and remains a worthy fantasy candidate for that category despite coming off the bench.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 2 Months

Thompson had six points (3-10 FG, 0-1 FT) with 10 rebounds in 27 minutes in the win over Chicago on Monday.

Thompson returned to the bench with Kevin Love (back) back in the lineup. He still played 27 minutes and had his third straight double-digit rebounding game. His minutes should dip as long as Love stays healthy.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 2 Months

Thompson started Friday's game with Kevin Love (back) out and scored a season-high 24 points (10-12 FG, 4-4 FT) and capped off a double-double with 12 boards in 40 minutes.

Love has back spasms, so it's tough to give him a definitive return date. If Love's out, Thompson could be worth using in daily formats. In his 10 previous starts this season, Thompson averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds with 50.5 percent shooting.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 2 Months

Thompson will get the start in place of Kevin Love (back) Friday against the Clippers, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Thompson will get the starting nod as Love sits with back spasms. Despite coming off the bench, Thompson has played big minutes in January, averaging 33.9 per game for the month. He's averaging 10.4 points and 8.6 rebounds over his last eight games.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 2 Months

Thompson was moved back to a bench role Sunday with Timofey Mozgov claiming the starting center job. Thompson put up six points, three rebounds, and one block in 23 minutes.

Thompson can be dropped in all standard leagues. The Cavaliers traded two first-round picks for Mozgov, which means it's unlikely there will be many minutes left for Thompson, especially when LeBron James and Shawn Marion are back from their injuries and using up some of the power forward minutes, too. Thompson is the type of player that needs 36+ minutes per game to be of use in standard leagues, and it's unlikely he sees more than 23-26 minutes going forward if the team is healthy. Wash your hands of Thompson and pick up one of the great big men that has broke out in the last week.

Tristan Thompson PF/C CLE 2 Months

Thompson was just one rebound short of a double-double Friday in a loss to the Warriors, scoring 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-6 FT) and picking up nine rebounds, one assist and two steals.

Eventually, Thompson will likely slide to the bench with the addition of Timofey Mozgov. Mozgov played just three fewer minutes than Thompson on Friday, and had nine points and eight rebounds. With a timeshare going on in the Cavs' frontcourt, there's not consistent value to take away at this point, but Mozgov may eventually turn into a solid option.