Are you totally up to date on what's happening around the NBA? You have to be if you want to stay ahead of the competition in your fantasy league.
To help, I've done the work for you and compiled a look at the most fantasy-relevant news and notes for all 30 teams around the league.
Atlanta Hawks: The timetable has been pushed back for Clint Capela, who has yet to appear in a game for the Hawks since being acquired from the Rockets back on Feb. 6. The prized center continues to recover from plantar fasciitis and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce said that even if Capela plays in a few games this season, he'll be on a minutes restriction.
Boston Celtics: Gordon Hayward (bruised right knee) did some on-court work at practice on Thursday, but Celtics head coach Brad Stevens doesn't expect him to play in Friday's game against the Jazz. This will be Hayward's second straight missed game, and that means big games could be in store for Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker.
Brooklyn Nets: Caris LeVert has always been a versatile fantasy presence, showing the ability to score, pass and steal. This week, he stole headlines with his 51-point game in an overtime win against Boston. But the part of his game that is showing improvement is his 3-point shooting; LeVert's 1.7 3PG is a career high, as is his 36.5 3FG%. If he could stay healthy, he'd be a top-75 fantasy option, but so far, he hasn't been able to do so in four NBA seasons.
Charlotte Hornets: Cody Zeller has never been a huge shot-blocking presence, but as a common streamer for points and rebounds who is readily available in many leagues, it's always been nice to have him chip in with a block or two on occasion. That's happening less frequently this season, though, as Zeller's 0.4 BPG would be a career low even at a time when he is pulling down 7.1 RPG, which puts him on pace for a career high in that department.
Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine (quad) is expected to be out for a week, but Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. all were active for the Bulls game against the Timberwolves on Wednesday, and who led Chicago in scoring? Rookie Coby White, that's who. White, who finished with 26 points, has scored at least 19 points in six consecutive games and averaged 4.5 3PG during that span.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Andre Drummond went from a top-10 fantasy player to someone who is hard to rank in the top 30 at the moment. Since being traded to the Cavs, he has suffered through a calf injury and seen his numbers plummet. In six games with Cleveland, he has averaged 15.2 PPG and 10.8 RPG in 26.2 MPG. That comes after 17.8 PPG and 15.8 RPG in 33.8 MPG with the Pistons this season.
Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry remains available in 70.9% of ESPN leagues, and now is the time to go out and add him. He has averaged 28.3 PPG, 3.3 APG and 5.7 3PG during the past three games, and he has averaged more than 30.0 MPG since the start of February.
Denver Nuggets: Jerami Grant has cooled off a bit of late, particularly when it comes to the defensive stats. In fact, during the past 10 games, Grant has averaged just 0.4 BPG and 0.7 SPG, limiting him to being mostly a scorer and 3-point shooter. There are better options available in many leagues, like Davis Bertans of the Wizards, if Grant becomes essentially a 3-point specialist like he has of late.
Detroit Pistons: There was some thought that Luke Kennard (knee) might be able to return by March, 4 but that didn't happen, and now Kennard will miss at least another week. The third-year pro out of Duke has been limited to 28 games this season but has averaged a career best 15.8 PPG and, if healthy, could be a key piece on the depleted Pistons roster once he's able to return.
Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry is set to rejoin the Warriors for Thursday's game against the Raptors after missing 58 games with a broken left hand. Curry's presence in the lineup could slow down the recent progress made by rookie Jordan Poole, who has been impressive since taking over more of a point guard role. Mychal Mulder, an impressive recent addition, plays more off the ball, but his minutes and scoring will likely dip as well.
Houston Rockets: Robert Covington continues to thrive on his new team. In two games since last week's writeup, he averaged 18.0 PPG, 14.5 RPG, 1.5 SPG, 2.0 BPG and 5.0 3PG. Generally speaking, since joining the Rockets, his MPG, RPG, BPG and 3PG are all way up while his PPG, APG and shooting percentages remain similar. The only area that has dropped considerably is steals (1.7 to 1.2 SPG).
Indiana Pacers: T.J. Warren has always been known for his efficiency, but he's turned it up a notch in his first season with the Pacers, registering career highs in true shooting percentage (60.0) as well as usage rate (21.7). He's still mostly just a scorer who can chip in with some 3s and steals, but Warren is having one of the best seasons of his career with his bump in those areas listed above.
LA Clippers: When you look at how well Kawhi Leonard has adjusted to joining the Clippers -- on pace to set career highs in scoring and rebounding -- the struggles of Paul George to maintain last season's production in OKC becomes more apparent. Not only has George missed a lot of games while coming back from offseason surgery to both shoulders, he has also seen his scoring drop from 28.0 to 21.1 PPG, his rebounding fall from 8.2 to 5.8 RPG, his steals drop from 2.2 to 1.3 SPG and his 3s slide from 3.8 to 3.3 3PG. These are the numbers of a third- or fourth-round type of fantasy player, not a second-rounder. Will next season be any different is the question.
Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Davis has maintained very similar numbers across the board when you compare last season in New Orleans with this season in Los Angeles, with one big exception: rebounding. After notching a career-high 12.0 RPG in his final season with the Pelicans, Davis has seen that number fall to 9.5 RPG with the Lakers. That would be the lowest rebound average since his rookie season way back in 2012-13.
Memphis Grizzlies: And then there's the flip side. Only Giannis Antetokounmpo and Hassan Whiteside have averaged more rebounds than Jonas Valanciunas (14.3 RPG) during the past two weeks, and Valanciunas is up to 11.1 RPG on the season, which puts him on pace for a career high in that category.
Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo scores and rebounds and blocks shots and gets steals, but maybe his greatest contribution as far as fantasy is concerned is the way he distributes, like so many of his Heat teammates. The third-year big man is up to 5.0 APG after averaging 2.2 last season, and he has bumped that up to 5.9 APG during his past eight games. It would be fun for fantasy teams in category leagues to build around him and Nikola Jokic next season and see what happens.
Milwaukee Bucks: It's not often you see a team so far ahead of the pack in any one area, but that's the Bucks this season on the defensive end; their 99.1 points allowed per 100 possessions is 3.0 points ahead of the next best team, the Raptors. Factor this into your decision making if you're looking to add or start a player who is facing the Bucks.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Juan Hernangomez has sure stepped up with Karl-Anthony Towns out of the lineup. During the past 10 games, the former Nuggets forward has averaged 13.8 PPG, 7.5 RPG and shot 42.0% from 3-point range. This is a big stretch in Hernangomez's career after never playing more than 19.4 MPG in any of his 3.5 seasons in Denver.
New Orleans Pelicans: Lonzo Ball is flying under the radar on a team with quite a bit of star power. During the past 10 games, Ball has averaged 14.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 8.1 APG and 1.9 SPG while posting an impressive 47.3 FG% and 45.2 3FG%. With Ball connecting on seven 3s in each of the past two games, this is the best stretch of his young career, and he could emerge as a third-round talent in next season's fantasy drafts if he finishes the season strongly.
New York Knicks: No fantasy manager drafted RJ Barrett to block shots or get steals -- they drafted him for his contributions as a scorer, rebounder and distributor. That being said, Barrett's contributions on the defensive end leave much to be desired and limit his fantasy value in category leagues. In nine February games, the rookie lottery pick recorded two steals and no blocks. In fact, he hasn't blocked a shot in any of his past 12 games. Factor that in on fantasy draft day next season.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Starting with next week, the Thunder play three games for three consecutive weeks. That doesn't sound that odd, but it comes at a time when every other team aside from the Cavaliers has at least one four-game week in that pivotal stretch of the season. Plan accordingly.
Orlando Magic: Terrence Ross went for 35 points with zero rebounds, assists, steals or blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Heat. Therein lies the issue with Ross, who did hit eight 3s but remains largely a points-and-3s specialist, averaging only 3.2 RPG and 1.2 APG this season.
Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid (shoulder) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Kings, and Ben Simmons (back) also remains sidelined. If there's any silver lining for the 76ers, it's that the absence of Simmons has allowed the team to see more of Shake Milton, the second-year point guard who erupted for a career-high 39 points against the Clippers on Sunday. Milton, available in 49% of ESPN leagues, is much more of a scorer than Simmons, but he isn't one dimensional; he has averaged 5.0 APG and 3.6 3PG during the past five games.
Phoenix Suns: With Kelly Oubre Jr. out at least four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on a torn meniscus in his right knee, the opportunity is there for someone else to step up at small forward. That's exactly what rookie Cameron Johnson did this week, putting up 21 points, along with four rebounds, three blocks and a steal in 33 minutes against the Raptors. This is the type of breakout performance that often springs a young player, so keep an eye out on the rookie out of North Carolina.
Portland Trail Blazers: After missing six games due to a strained right groin, Damian Lillard returned to action Wednesday and showed no ill-effects. He scored 22 points and added five assists and four 3-pointers, but maybe the most encouraging thing is the 32 minutes he played. It doesn't appear that he will have much of a minutes restriction going forward, but it remains to be seen if he'll be available in both parts of the back-to-back on Friday and Saturday.
Sacramento Kings: Richaun Holmes (right shoulder) went through some full contact work during Wednesday's practice but Kings head coach Luke Walton said the big man will not play Thursday against the 76ers. Holmes, available in 55.2% of ESPN leagues, hasn't played in a game since Jan. 6 but could return as early as Saturday at Portland.
San Antonio Spurs: With LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) out the past four games and Jakob Poeltl (sprained MCL in right knee) also out and expected to remain sidelined another 2-4 weeks, Trey Lyles suddenly has some fantasy value. Lyles scored 20 points in back-to-back games on Saturday and Monday and also chips in with rebounds, steals and 3s. Available in 93.6% of ESPN leagues, Lyles has played 36.7 MPG during his past three games.
Toronto Raptors: Fred VanVleet (left shoulder) has missed the past three games and is questionable for Thursday night against the Warriors. If he can't go, expect another huge game out of Norman Powell, who has averaged 24.0 PPG in the three games since returning from a hand injury that kept him out of the lineup for four weeks. The Warriors rank 24th in the league in defensive efficiency (110.4 points allowed per 100 possessions).
Utah Jazz: Don't look now, but Mike Conley has strung together three straight games with at least 15 points and six assists. Clearly he isn't the fantasy contributor of yesteryear, but any fantasy manager with Conley on their roster would gladly take those types of numbers going forward. For the season, the veteran point guard is at 13.6 PPG and 4.3 APG.
Washington Wizards: Davis Bertans is 6-foot-10 with seemingly unlimited range and tremendous form on his jumper, and the 3-point specialist is shooting the ball particularly well since the calendar flipped to March. After knocking down 8-of-10 3s against the Warriors on Sunday, Bertans followed it up with six threes against the Kings on Tuesday and four more against the Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Davis can help carry fantasy teams in the 3-point category and remains available in 42% of ESPN leagues.