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Fantasy News

  • Damyean Dotson - G - New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson scored 18 points on 7-for-16 shooting in Sunday's 124-113 loss to the Clippers.

    Dotson also added three boards, two assists and one 3-pointer. Kadeem Allen also managed a nice game (16 points in 20 minutes), but the Knicks only play on Thursday and Saturday of this upcoming week which kills the value of all their players. Dotson could be worth a look in deep-leagues starting on Thursday, but find some games to fill in your lineup in the early parts of the week.

  • Emmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks

    Emmanuel Mudiay dropped a huge line in Sunday's loss to the Clippers scoring 26 points to go along with seven assists, six rebounds, one steal and two three points.

    Mudiay was also 10-for-19 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line, to round out a very nice game. While it was a nice game, the Knicks play on Thursday and Saturday this upcoming week, so there should be better streaming options out there.

  • Joakim Noah - C - Memphis Grizzlies

    Joakim Noah (right knee soreness) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Thunder.

    With Noah likely to miss this game, it should be Ivan Rabb and Chandler Parsons picking up most of his minutes. Jonas Valanciunas has been playing great lately – 51st player over past two weeks – and should be able to post another big line with the depth behind him being thin.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets

    Allen Crabbe (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game.

    Crabbe recently had fluid drained from his knee and was expected to miss some time. Even if he was healthy, his upside is just as a 3-point specialist in Brooklyn's deep rotation.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • DeAndre Jordan - C - New York Knicks

    DeAndre Jordan found some extra juice in a game against his former team on Sunday posting 20 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in a loss to the Clippers.

    Jordan tallied 34 minutes in this one, the most in his last seven games. He was also locked in from the field and free throw line shooting 7-for-10 and 6-for-7 respectively. Jordan had gone three straight games before this one with 22 minutes or fewer and the Knicks have only two games this week – Thursday and Saturday – so Jordan can be dropped if there's any streaming options available.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) will start in Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

    Giannis was expected to play in this one already, so there's no surprises here. He's got a great matchup with the Cavs, but there's a chance for a blowout where he wouldn't play his full complement of minutes. He's in your lineup either way, obviously.

    Source: Bucks on Twitter

  • Mario Hezonja - F - New York Knicks

    Mario Hezonja scored just six points on 2-of-9 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Clippers.

    Hezonja did add five rebounds, three assists and a block, but it was not a great way to end the week. Going forward, he's not worth holding onto as the Knicks only play Thursday and Saturday for this upcoming week.

  • Kevon Looney - F - Golden State Warriors

    Kevon Looney (right forearm contusion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Pistons.

    If Looney is active, he could see some extended run with DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala both resting. Though, even with a few extra minutes, he's not much of a fantasy asset.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry (right ankle soreness) will be active for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    This is a big help for Lowry owners that could need a boost on Sunday. He was not expected to return until "sometime next week" as coach Nick Nurse put it. We'll see if he's able to play a full complement of minutes, but he will cut into Fred VanVleet's production no matter what.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Lou Williams - G - Los Angeles Clippers

    Lou Williams dropped 29 points, seven dimes, three rebounds, two steals and five 3-pointers in the Clippers' 124-113 win against the Knicks on Sunday.

    Lou Will continued his reign as the greatest sixth-man of all time in this one. It's truly amazing what he can do off-the-bench and the value the Clippers have him on. He's sustained mid-round value once again this season and should keep it going through the rest of the season.