Fantasy News

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler got poked in the eye during Friday's game but is probable to return to floor.

    Butler's eye getting poke was just a brief gasp of worry for owners, who can now settle down and await his return.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic finished Friday's loss to the Celtics with 17 points (6-for-18 shooting), 12 rebounds, four assists, two triples and one steal across 35 minutes.

    Despite the lackluster night for the rest of his team, Vucevic continued to produce early-round value. Enjoy him as one of the most consistent players in fantasy basketball.

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson will be unable to play for the Pacers on Friday due to an illness.

    Sampson is on the fringes of the Pacers' rotation and that's when he was healthy. He can be left on the wire and Justin Holiday should soak up as many minutes on the wing as he can tonight.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon turned in 12 points (4-for-11 shooting), four rebounds and two assists in Friday's loss to the Celtics.

    In the wake of so many injuries for the Magic, Gordon was seeing an uptick that didn't carry over in this game. He along with Terrence Ross (eight points (3-for-14 shooting), six rebounds, an assist and a block) both struggled mightily from three which contributed to the loss tonight.

  • Goga Bitadze
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Goga Bitadze will miss Friday's game with an illness.

    Bitadze has not been on any fantasy radars lately, expecially with Domantas Sabonis balling out of his mind. No big news here.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • T.J. McConnell
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. McConnell will start for Malcolm Brogdon (concussion) on Friday night.

    McConnell should be a solid choice for a boost in assists and the occasional three and/or steal. He's not much of a scorer but the Pacers' offense will be in capable and experienced hands tonight.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier limped off to the locker room after getting tangled up with a camera man in Friday's game.

    Napier has been able to produce fringe standard-league value. If he's unable to return, we should see Jarrett Culver and Jordan McLaughlin pick up the slack.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Grayson Allen
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Grayson Allen experienced left hip soreness in Friday's game and will not return.

    Allen managed to see just six minutes of action and missed his only attempt from the field to finish the game with one rebound and one turnover. He's not fantasy-relevant at this time,

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Despite dealing with left ankle soreness, Josh Hart will be out there to face the Nuggets on Friday.

    Hart is worth a look in 16-team formats, but his role in New Orleans is taking a hit as the team reorients itself around Zion Williamson. Until we see some more injuries arise to open up a larger role, Hart is nothing more than a streaming option that can give you 3-pointers and rebounds.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    J.J. Redick (left hamstring strain) is available to play against the Nuggets on Friday.

    Redick's upside is capped surrounded by many healthy teammates on the Pelicans nowadays, but we all know he is going to nail 3-pointers when he is on the floor anyway. As long as you realize he is nothing more than a late-round play in standard leagues there is nothing wrong with having him around to fill out your roster.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter