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Fantasy News

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's game vs. the Rockets with a sore lower back.

    Brogdon only saw nine minutes of action and tallied two points (1-of-4 shooting) with ron rebound and four assists. Aaron Holiday and TJ McConnell make for sensible adds for short-term value in 14-team leagues or deeper if Brogdon is to miss any time.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza has been ruled out of Friday's game with a sore right groin.

    Ariza has not been on standard-league fantasy radars so this is no biggie. Expect Bogdan Bogdanovic to continue to thrive amid the Kings' injury woes.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon (right knee sprain) will play on Friday.

    Dedmon's minutes and production have been unimpressive since losing his starting job to Richaun Holmes. Dedmon still has value in very deep leagues.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (sore shoulder) will return to action on Friday and will not be on a minutes limit.

    He took a day to rest and heal up his minor aches and pains. It appears that the trainers have given AD the green light to play as much as the coach deems necessary, so he should once again be a dominant force in real and fantasy basketball tonight.

    Source: Dan Woike on Twitter

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon has been diagnosed with a sore lower back and is questionable to return to Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Ouch. The Pacers are banged up with both Myles Turner and Victor Oladipo still out of commission. If Brogdon misses time, expect Aaron Holiday and T.J. McConnell to split those PG minutes.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Tony Snell
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Tony Snell (hip flexor strain) is done for the night after being diagnosed with a hip flexor strain on Friday.

    Snell only played nine minutes in this one and had only one rebound to his name. Langston Galloway started in his place in the second half.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon headed back to the locker room in Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    It's unclear as to what the matter is right now, but hopefully it's nothing serious. Brogdon has been smashing his ADP to smithereens so far this season.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Vince Carter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Vince Carter (personal) will not play for the Hawks on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

    Carter has been a low-end deep-league play so far this season and his roster spot can be freed up for streaming purposes in all formats.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley is still dealing with left calf soreness and is questionable vs. the Hawks on Saturday.

    With both Landry Shamet (sprained ankle) and Pat Bev at out, expect to see some more of Terrence Mann and Rodney McGruder.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard is listed as questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Hawks.

    He already missed one end of a B2B, so this potentially "extra" day for left knee injury management is a bit of a concern. DNPs are the only bane to his otherwise stellar fantasy production this season.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter