Fantasy News

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson is dealing with some lower back tightness that will ultimately hold him out of Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

    Jackson's absence shouldn't come as a surprise as the team is gearing up for the regular season. Jackson has solidified himself as the starting point guard with Derrick Rose as the primary back-up. Jackson could be taken with one of the last picks of standard redraft leagues as he has a relatively safe floor without much upside.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson (right shoulder surgery), Kadeem Allen (foot) and Allonzo Trier (neck) are all available for Wednesday's preseason game against the Hawks.

    It is good to see guys getting healthy in time for the start of the regular season. Although all three of these players had roles for the Knicks at times last season, it is very difficult to project any of them as having value outside of very deep leagues this upcoming season.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) will be available to play Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Ntilikina is in competition for the starting point guard role with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton. Monitor this competition to see who wins out once the regular season arrives.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House Jr. will start in place of Eric Gordon on Wednesday as the Rockets take on the Spurs.

    The Rockets were hit with the injury bug as Gerald Green (broken left foot) was lost for the season. The team may be experimenting with the best rotations to maximize their ceiling. It is possible that House Jr. starts in place of Gordon this season so that Gordon gets easier matchups against second units. This is something to monitor once the regular season arrives but it is unlikely to change their projected minutes heading into the season.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. will start at point guard in Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hawks.

    DSJ is in a competition for the starting point guard role with Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton. Kevin Knox, Bobby Portis, R.J. Barrett, and Marcus Morris will join DSJ in the starting lineup. Wednesday's game will give coach Fizdale an opportunity to see how DSJ runs with the starting unit.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) is probable for Thursday's preseason finale against the Magic.

    This would be great news for fantasy owners who drafted Olynyk towards the end of drafts as it seems more likely that he will be healthy for the start of the regular season. Olynyk might have a starting role in the frontcourt next to Bam Adebayo.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (knee) and Derrick Rose (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's preseason finale vs. the Hornets while Markieff Morris (illness) will be available.

    Preseason is a time of caution. None of these injuries are believed to be serious so expect Kennard and Rose to play in the season opener. Morris will likely play limited minutes in tonight's preseason finale.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin (left hamstring soreness) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Griffin will be ready to roll once the games count. However, he does have a history of being "injury prone" so this is something to monitor when drafting, although it is probably not serious. Andre Drummond has the opportunity to breakout in DFS lineups tonight.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson (back), Luke Kennard (knee) and Markieff Morris (illness) are all questionable for Wednesday's preseason matchup vs. the Hornets.

    The Pistons are likely exercising caution while the games don't matter. They will be ready once the regular season rolls around. Monitor their status ahead of tip-off for DFS lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Amir Hinton
    PG, Free Agent

    The Knicks have waived point guard Amir Hinton on Wednesday.

    Hinton was unable to play in either of the Knicks' first two preseason games before being waived. Hinton may end up playing in the G League and is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter