Trae Young (flu symptons) is expected to play on Saturday against the Celtics.
Young is playing his best basketball of the season with 20..5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.3 triples over the last six games. The high turnover rate certainly hurts his value but let's assume if you are one of the top teams, winning turnovers likely isn't your priority.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on TwitterJanuary 19, 2019, 12:23 pm
John Collins (flu symptoms) expected to play against Celtics on Saturday.
Collins was originally listed as questionable but Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore says it looks like he will play. Collins is in the conversation for most improved player, almost doubling his scoring from last year and averaging over three more rebounds per game. The lack of defensive stats is the reason he is still at a lowly top-70 per game value but that can turn around.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on TwitterJanuary 19, 2019, 12:11 pm
Aaron Gordon (lower back tightness) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Bucks.
We should have another update later but if Gordon cannot go, we should expect Jonathan Isaac to be bumped up to the four with Wes Iwundu and Terrance Ross getting most of the small forward minutes.
Source: Roy Parry on TwitterJanuary 19, 2019, 11:45 am
Anthony Davis will be out approximately 1-2 weeks with a left index finger sprain.
The Pelicans are currently 11th in the West, four games out of the eighth spot, so they are hoping the hole doesn't get much deeper by the time he returns. Fantasy owners will also have to make due for at least a few games without the consensus number one player but thankfully this is not long term. Julius Randle expects to get a lot of center minutes in Davis's absence which will bode well for both him and Nikola Mirotic. Jahlil Okafor and Cheick Diallo should also see a temporary boost in minutes.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on TwitterJanuary 19, 2019, 11:35 am
Aaron Gordon (back) is unsure if he will play on Saturday against the Bucks.
Gordon said the pain is similar to what he experienced in November that caused him to miss a game and a half. There will be another update today regarding Gordon's status and he cannot go, Jonathan Isaac would likely be bumped up to his natural power forward position.
Source: John DentonJanuary 19, 2019, 10:32 am
Jeremy Lin (illness) was left off the injury report ahead of Saturday's game against Boston.
Lin missed Tuesday's game but we should expect to see him on Saturday. He is at top-200 per game value over his last five games with 13.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.2 triples. He is spot-start worthy but can be left on the waiver wire for the most part in standard leagues.
Source: Brad Rowland on TwitterJanuary 19, 2019, 10:17 am
Montrezl Harrell did not do much in a 94-112 loss to the Warriors on Friday, managing just four points on 2-of-6 shooting with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.
The pace of the game did not suit him and he never got into his groove on offense. He's been a mid-round value guy on the season, so expect Trez to bounce back sooner rather than later.January 19, 2019, 2:00 am
Tobias Harris led an injury-plagued Clippers squad with 28 points on 7-of-18 shooting on Friday, adding nine rebounds, two assists and three treys.
Expect to see Harris to do a lot of heavy lifting on offense for the Clippers should Lou Williams (sore right hamstring) and Danilo Gallinari (lower back spasms) remain sidelined. That said, he's already playing at a high level so expect the gains to be marginal at best.January 19, 2019, 1:58 am