Fantasy News

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon will start at C for the Kings in place on Marvin Bagley III on Wednesday.

    Dedmon gets the call with the Bagley sitting out after returning to the court on Monday. Assuming Andre Drummond (questionable) plays, the Kings desperately need Dedmon's size down low. This shouldn't be more than a one-game abberration.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young (right thigh contusion) will not play in against the Clippers on Wednesday.

    Young went off for 42 points, 15 assists and six rebounds on Monday night, so this news comes as a bummer for fantasy owners. Expect newcomer Jeff Teague to get the start at PG while he and Kevin Huerter handle the majority of the ball-handling and playmaking responsibilities in this one.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker (left knee soreness is being lusted as available to play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

    Walker returned to the lineup for Monday's blowing win against the Lakers and looks good to go moving forward. The PG has provided top-30 value on the year in 9/8 cat leagues, and that will continue as long as he can stay healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (left oblique strain) is being listed as available to play for Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers.

    This will be Smith's first game in nearly a month as he hasn't suited up since December 23rd. In addition to likely being eased back into the lineup, he was looking like the team's third-string PG behind Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton before going down. Smith is a name to keep an eye on in case he gets traded to a more favorable situation, but he doesn't offer much fantasy value in his current role.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley (sore right groin) has been upgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Beverley was ruled out earlier in the day, but now there looks to be a glimmer of hope that he will suit up. The doubtful designation doesn't look promising, but this is a situation to monitor against a bad Hawks defense and both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George sitting out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis (glute) and Rajon Rondo (finger) are available to play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks.

    Davis and Rondo returned to the court for Monday's blowout loss against the Celtics and look good-to-go moving forward. Play both of them as you normally would.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown (illness) is being ruled out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    This isn't ideal timing for Brown with Reggie Jackson making his return to game action for this one. The Pistons backcourt is going to be an interesting development to watch with Derrick Rose's name being mentioned in trade rumors and Luke Kennard working his way back to the court in addition to Jackson, as discussed above. Keep an eye on this situation.

    Source: James Edward III on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose will remain in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Kings despite the return of Reggie Jackson.

    Jackson is going to get integrated into the offense while likely starting on a minutes limit. When Jackson is back up to full speed, he could reclaim his starting PG spot from Rose. Rose has been the subject of trade speculation, so this is a situation to monitor in the coming weeks,

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • CJ McCollum
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    C.J. McCollum (left ankle sprain) was spotted going through a shootaround after Tuesday's practice.

    McCollum has missed the past two games because of the ankle injury but seems to be on the right track to return to game action. The Blazers' next game is on Thursday against the Mavs. Check back in closer to tip-off to see what McCollum's status is.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Zach Collins
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Zach Collins (labrum surgery) participated in solo workouts with both arms while also getting some shots up during Tuesday's practice.

    Collins came into the season with some hype as the unquestioned starting PF for the Blazers before injuring his shoulder in the third game of the season. Collins is trying to get back before the season ends, but even if he does, there will be a few more options to battle minutes for than there was the last time he was healthy. He isn't likely to have an impact in fantasy leagues this season.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter