Fantasy News

  • Aron Baynes - F/C - Boston Celtics

    Aron Baynes (left ankle sprain) may be able to return to the lineup on Sunday against the Spurs.

    That's a big development, with Danny Ainge hinting earlier in the week that Baynes might sit for the rest of the regular season. There isn't much fantasy impact but it's a big lift for the Celtics.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Gordon Hayward - F - Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said that Gordon Hayward (concussion protocol) is "close" and wouldn't rule him out for Sunday's game.

    Hayward has missed three games with the injury but it does look like he'll be able to return to the floor next week, if not tomorrow. If he hit waivers while sidelined you can feel free to pick him up.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Celtics.

    With Cody Zeller and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also out, the Hornets are down three regulars as their playoff hopes hang in the balance. We'll see if Dwayne Bacon can improve upon the four points, five rebounds and five assists he put up in Thursday's start.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Donatas Motiejunas - F - San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs are close to signing forward Donatas Motiejunas.

    Motiejunas made his name with the Rockets but has been in China over the last two years. We're not expecting him to play much off the bench in San Antonio, and he'll likely need to outplay Dante Cunningham to be near the rotation at all.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) is now doubtful for Saturday's matchup with the Celtics.

    Regardless of whether or not he plays, Dwayne Bacon will be in the starting lineup again. Batum has been an underwhelming late-middle round player this year and fantasy owners that need to get over the hump to survive a playoff matchup can feel free to move on.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) will not play against the Kings on Sunday.

    Johnson will miss his fifth consecutive game as Devin Booker will continue operating as the team's starting point guard. De'Anthony Melton has seen an increase in playing over over the last three with 24.0 minutes per game which is not quite enough for standard fantasy league value.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Josh Jackson - F - Phoenix Suns

    Josh Jackson (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out against the Kings on Saturday.

    Jackson injured his ankle in the third quarter of Thursday's game and although it was not expected to be serious he does not offer enough upside to hold on to while in the fantasy playoffs. Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender and Troy Daniels may all see a minute increase with Bridges being the only one you can trust in fantasy.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum (illness) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Saturday.

    Batum came off the bench for the first time in eight seasons last game in favor of Dwyane Bacon. Bacon put up four points, five rebounds and five assists in 19 minutes and might be in line for more minutes if Batum sits the next game out.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Noah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks

    Noah Vonleh (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Clippers.

    Vonleh will miss his fifth straight game and Mario Hezonja should pick up another start on Sunday. He has put up top-100 value with 13.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.3 triples in 27.8 minutes over the last four games and is an appealing fantasy option at the moment.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter

  • Darren Collison - G - Indiana Pacers

    Darren Collison (right quad contusion) is listed as questionable to play against the Nuggets on Sunday.

    Cory Joseph has underwhelmed as the starter for Collison the last two games and it is actually Tyreke Evans who has shown signs of life with 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists over those last two games. He could be someone to consider if Collison is forced to miss any more time.

    Source: NBA.com