• Point Guards

    Stephen Curry ($9,800 FD, $10,400 DK)- Curry has been on fire since he returned from his injury as he’s gone over 40 fantasy points in each game he’s played in. Curry will be in Chicago to take on the Bulls who have really picked up their pace of play lately.

    Kris Dunn ($7,800 FD, $7,100 DK)- On the other side of Curry in that matchup is Kris Dunn who has taken off this year. Dunn may be in for a big game if the Bulls can keep it somewhat close.

    Kemba Walker ($7,900 FD, $7,500 DK)- Walker has found a bit of a groove after his early season struggles and tonight he gets the Wizards who love to push the pace.

    Other good buys: Russell Westbrook ($11,100 FD, $11,400 DK), John Wall ($10,100 FD, $9,700 DK), Goran Dragic ($7,100 FD, $7,600 DK).

    Shooting Guards

    Tyreke Evans ($8,400 FD, $8,300 DK) – As long as Mike Conley is out, you can keep going back to Evans and expect a big game pretty much every game and that won’t change against the Knicks tonight.

    Lou Williams ($8,900 FD, $8,700 DK) – Is there anyone hotter than Lou Williams right now? The answer is no and that makes him a great play tonight against the Nuggets.

    Tim Hardaway Jr.  ($6,400 FD, $5,900 DK) – Hardaway played 32 minutes his last time out and sat out on Monday so he shouldn’t have a minutes limit tonight for this matchup with the Grizzlies.

    Other good buys: DeMar DeRozan ($9,100 FD, $8,600 DK), Bogdan Bogdanovic ($5,100 FD, $5,700 DK), Tyrone Wallace ($4,300 FD, $4,600 DK).

    Small Forwards

    Kawhi Leonard was originally supposed to suit up tonight (and would’ve been my top choice) but has been ruled out indefinitely again with quad tendinopathy. Kyle Anderson might make for a nice cheap play against a Nets squad that can be pretty generous.

    Kelly Oubre Jr. ($4,600 FD, $4,500 DK) – It looks like Markieff Morris may miss tonight’s game which can only help Oubre. He has really come on latley and makes for a good play at his price tag.

    Wesley Johnson ($4,000 FD, $4,400 DK) – Johnson is a nice cheap play for me as the absence of DeAndre Jordan will cause the Clippers to go smaller and provide Johnson with more opportunity.

    Other good buys: Giannis Antetounmpo ($11,600 FD, $10,300 DK), Kevin Durant ($10,600 FD/ DK), Josh Richardson ($5,800 FD, $6,200 DK).

    Power Forwards

    Anthony Davis ($11,700 FD, $10,500 DK) – Davis is coming off two 70-plus fantasy point performances and he could be in for another monster game against the Hawks’ weak front line. However, Davis is coming off an overtime game so that is something to be wary of. If things get out of hand the Pels may look to keep his minutes a little lower than usual.

    Montrezl Harrell ($6,000 FD, $4,500 DK)- With Jordan out again tonight, Harrell will pick up most of his minutes and he has played well when he’s gotten the extra playing time.

    Kyle Kuzma ($5,900 FD/DK) – Kuzma looks like he’s recovered from the quad injury that was giving him trouble earlier in the month. He’s a great mid-price option.

    Other good buys: Kristaps Porzingis ($9,100 FD, $8,000 DK), Blake Griffin ($8,700 FD, $9,000 DK), Derrick Favors ($6,900 FD, $6,400 DK).

    Centers

    Hassan Whiteside ($7,600 FD, $7,400 DK)- Whiteside gets the Bucks tonight, upon whom he hung 15 and 10 in just 25 minutes the last time the two teams faced off.

    Willie Cauley-Stein ($6,900, $6,200) – Cauley-Stein is in line for a more prominent role now that the Kings have decided it’s time for the young players to play more and build experience. Tonight WCS gets a tough match-up against the Jazz but isn’t as daunting without Rudy Gobert.

    Enes Kanter ($6,200 FD, $5,600 DK)- Kanter’s minutes fluctuate depending on the matchup but with Marc Gasol coming to town tonight, Kanter is a good bet to play around 25-30 minutes and every time he’s gotten playing time, Kanter has produced.

    Other good buys: Nikola Jokic ($9,400 FD, $8,600 DK), Andre Drummond ($9,300 FD, $8,700 DK), Steven Adams ($6,300 FD, $6,500 DK).

Fantasy News

  • Duncan Robinson
    F, Miami Heat

    Duncan Robinson has earned another start on Thursday and will be joined by Jimmy Butler, Kendrick Nunn, Bam Adebayo and Meyers Leonard as the Heat take on the Cavs.

    Robinson has started in five of the Heat's last six ball games prior to Thursday night and has had his moments. However, he is the least attractive fantasy option out of any of the starters and it is likely that Goran Dragić and Tyler Herro have higher fantasy ceilings despite the fact that they have been coming off the bench.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro has been upgraded to available for Thursday's contest vs. the Cavs after missing one game with an ankle injury.

    This is good news for fantasy owners as Herro's ankle injury won't cause him to miss more than one game. Expect Herro to have his typical role off the bench. He is currently on pace to finish with top 140/144 value in 8/9 cat leagues.

    Source: Heat PR on Twitter

  • Daquan Jeffries
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings have called up two-way player DaQuan Jeffries from their G League affiliate on Thursday.

    DaQuan Jeffries is likely insurance in case Trevor Ariza (groin) is forced to miss some time as De'Aaron Fox has already been ruled out for weeks. He has yet to play a minute in a regular season game but might get his opportunity in the near future. He is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson (illness) will play on Thursday against the Cavs.

    Johnson has barely cracked the rotation as he is averaging 14.3 minutes over four contests so far this season. He is best left on the wire for now.

    Source: David Wilson on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (sprained left ankle) is still questionable to face the Cavs on Thursday and his status will be decided after he goes through warmups.

    Herro has already missed one contest due to this injury and might miss another. He has been a surprise so far for the Heat as he has a meaningful role and has even started three contests. Herro is currently averaging 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.8 turnovers and 1.8 three-pointers on .418 shooting while he is shooting .833 from the foul line. He is doing all of that in 29.2 minutes per game.

    Source: David Wilson on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Head coach Erik Spoelstra told the media that Goran Dragić will play on Thursday against the Cavs after being out with an illness.

    It is good news for Dragić who has been averaging 28.7 minutes off the bench over his first 10 ball games. Expect Dragić to take on his usual role off the bench in this winnable matchup.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter suffered a left rotator cuff strain with an associated shoulder capsule strain and will be re-evaluated after two weeks.

    This news guarantees that Huerter will miss the next eight contests before being re-evaluated. Look for Cam Reddish and DeAndre' Bembry to see more minutes during his absence. Bembry has the higher floor while Reddish has the higher ceiling if he could only improve upon his efficiency.

    Source: Marc J Spears on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza is listed as day-to-day after he exited Tuesday's game against the Blazers due to a sore right groin.

    The Kings decided to recall rookie DaQuan Jeffries in what appears to be a corresponding move. Ariza has disappointed so far this season and it appears that it won't get any better for him in the near future due to this injury. It is likely that Bogdan Bogdanović, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica see more minutes during Ariza's absence.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    According to head coach John Beilein, Kevin Porter Jr. (left hip contusion) and Matthew Dellavedova (right calf soreness) are both on track to play on Thursday against the Heat.

    Beilein went on to say that they will both be available unless they endure a setback during warmups. Porter Jr. has had flashes so far this season but is best left on the wire in standard leagues. Dellavedova is only averaging 14.9 minutes per game and is not fantasy relevant at this time.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len is not on the latest injury report with an ankle sprain so expect him to play on Thursday against the Suns.

    Len had a strong game off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and seven rebounds while contributing in other categories as well. He will need to show more consistency in order to be looked at in standard leagues. Len is currently on pace to finish with top-250/251 value.

    Source: Hawks PR on Twitter