Al Jefferson PF/C CHA 3 Hrs
Jefferson scored 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 FT) with 16 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.
This was Jefferson's 12th double-double in 36 games this season. He has been slightly below his best so far, but look for Jefferson to pick up his production with Kemba Walker out injured.
Marcus Thornton SG BOS 3 Hrs
Thornton had 15 points (7-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two assists and one block in 14 minutes on Wednesday.
This is likely a random occurrence and not something to expect consistently. Thornton is averaging just 7.3 points in 16.3 minutes per game in January. He's played more than 20 minutes just four times this season.
Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 3 Hrs
Favors scored 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 FT), to go along with nine rebounds and two blocked shots in 31 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Jazz.
Favors scoring had dipped lately, as he had failed to score more than 13 points in his last four games previous to Wednesday. It's a good sign for fantasy owners that he's back on track, so look for him to score near his season average of 15.7 points moving forward. His rebounds haven't taken a dip at all, so he's still a reliable source of rebounds as well.
Evan Turner SG/SF BOS 3 Hrs
Turner (thumb) had 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and six assists in 27 minutes against the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
Turner learned Monday that his thumb is sprained. It didn't seem to affect him as his Wednesday stat line was right on par with his season averages of 9.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 25 minutes per game.
Trey Burke PG UTA 3 Hrs
Burke came off the bench in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers, finishing with 11 points (4-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.
Burke has played more minutes than starter Dante Exum for the second game straight, and was more effective than him again as well. He'll stick with the second unit for the foreseeable future, but with the amount of minutes he's getting, he's still worth a look in the deeper leagues.
Gorgui Dieng C MIN 3 Hrs
Dieng had 16 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 35 minutes on Wednesday.
Dieng's production has not been slowed by the return of Nikola Pekovic from an ankle injury. Pekovic only grabbed two rebounds in 27 minutes against the Celtics compared to Dieng's 14 rebounds in 35 minutes. Dieng has blocked three shots in two straight games. Unless you are stacked, Dieng should stay your lineup regularly.
Eric Gordon SG NO 3 Hrs
Gordon scored 11 points (4-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT) with six rebounds, a team-high six assists and a block in 42 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets.
In nine games since Jrue Holiday went down with a leg injury, Gordon is averaging 14.7 points, 5.4 assists, 3.7 boards and 1.9 threes. He's likely gone off your waiver wire, but in shallow leagues where he's still available Gordon could provide you with a sneaky boost in assists.
Tyreke Evans SG/SF NO 3 Hrs
Evans (illness) scored 25 points (11-22 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) with six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 38 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Nuggets.
After racking up 24 assists over his previous two games, Evans focused on his scoring on Wednesday and let Eric Gordon handle the distribution duties. Evans has now scored 20 or more points in four of his last seven games, but if Anthony Davis' groin injury proves to be serious, look for him to take on a much bigger role in the Pelicans' offense.
Kevin Martin SG MIN 3 Hrs
Martin had a team-high 21 points (7-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT) to go along with four rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes.
Martin (wrist), who had been out since Nov. 19, made his much awaited return to the Timberwolves lineup. Minnesota felt confident that the injury won't be bothersome as they were comfortable enough to play him 29 minutes. They face the 76ers Friday, which should be another good opportunity to get reaclimated with his teammates. Martin averaged 21.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 31 minutes per game in November prior to the injury.
Jusuf Nurkic C DEN 3 Hrs
Nurkic scored 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 FT) with nine rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 29 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.
He's now pulled down between eight and 10 boards in seven straight games and nine of his last 10, an impressive run of consistency for a 20-year-old. Nurkic's also capable of contributing in scoring, blocks and steals on any given night, and his ceiling remains very high.