March 21, 2018, 2:26 pmTyreke EvansPG/SG, Memphis Grizzlies
Tyreke Evans will receive a day off for rest against the Sixers on Wednesday.
The curse of the tank strikes again and this is a big blow to his owners playing in the playoffs. Evans is perfectly healthy, but will sit in favor of the tank. The veteran should be back for Thursday’s game against the Hornets so he is worth hanging onto. Evans has been a top-40 per game producer this year, but has only played 51 games to no one’s surprise. The 28-year-old played just 65 games combined over the previous two seasons. Fire up Andrew Harrison in DFS as he is probable and will start at PG.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
March 21, 2018, 1:56 pmBrandon IngramSF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers
Brandon Ingram did not practice Wednesday and will sit out Thursday’s game against the Pelicans.
The Lakers are a longshot to make the playoffs, but surprisingly still in the discussion. With that said the Lake show have no reason to rush back Ingram and owners may have to cut bait to keep their playoff hopes alive. The 20-year-old’s next chance to return is Saturday, but odds are he sits out that one as well. Kyle Kuzma and Isaiah Thomas will continue to soak up the extra minutes.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
March 21, 2018, 12:47 pmJrue HolidayPG/SG, New Orleans Pelicans
An illness could keep Jrue Holiday out of Wednesday’s contest aganst the Pacers.
Holiday has been quite a steal for owners this season surpassing his ADP by cutting his rank in half from top-50 last season to top-25 this year. The Pelicans need all they can from the 27-year-old to hold onto their playoff spot so enjoy the ride. He sat Tuesday night and Rajon Rondo put up 19 points, 14 assists with three steals and Ian Clark played 31 minutes and scored 19 points with four assists. If Holiday can’t go again then those two are your beneficiaries.
Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter
March 21, 2018, 12:29 pmDeMar DeRozanSG/SF, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet (hand contusion) and DeMar DeRozan (thigh contusion) are listed as questionable for Wednesday against the Cavs.
VanVleet and DeRozan both missed Tuesday night’s game against the Magic for rest on the first game of a back-to-back. There is a decent chance they will suit back up for an early potential playoff showdown against the Cavs despite having the #1 seed just about locked up. If they sit then fire up Delon Wright in DFS and he can be low-level add in standard leagues after producing top-110 value over the last seven games, albeit two of those were without VanVleet.
Source: Raptors Game Notes
March 20, 2018, 2:26 pmZach LaVineSG, Chicago Bulls
According to game notes Zach LaVine (knee) and Lauri Markkanen (back) are doubtful to play on Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.
Game notes aren’t always the most reliable so check back after shootaround on Wednesday for the final word. Both players only participated in non-contact portions of practice so it seems like they will be out. Denzel Valentine should see heavy usage and dropped a 30-point game last time LaVine was out. Bobby Portis, Cameron Payne, Noah Vonleh, Cristiano Felicio should be big contributors in that order.
Source: Bulls Game Notes
March 20, 2018, 1:58 pmSerge IbakaPF/C, Toronto Raptors
Serge Ibaka and DeMar DeRozan may sit out for rest purposes on Tuesday against the Magic.
Coach Dwayne Casey said he may rest players on the second night of back-to-back’s and Ibaka and DeRozan are considered most likely to do so. The Raptors will play their ninth and tenth games in 16 days after Wednesday so it makes sense that some players will get rest especially against a doormat Magic team. If they sit DFS players will want to target cheap options like Pascal Siakam and C.J. Miles. Kyle Lowry should have big usage as well.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
March 20, 2018, 1:33 pmZach LaVineSG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (knee tendinitis) and Lauri Markkanen (back spasms) are questionable for Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Nuggets.
LaVine sat out the last two games and participated in “non-contact” parts of practice which would imply he isn’t going to play on Wednesday. Markkanen missed the last four games and is in the same boat as LaVine practice wise. DFS players should keep an eye on this one with a defensively deficient Nuggets team could mean a boon of stats for the likes of Denzel Valentine, Bobby Portis, Noah Vonleh if the two starters can’t go.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
March 20, 2018, 12:28 pmJohn CollinsPF/C, Atlanta Hawks
John Collins (ankle) is out on Tuesday vs. the Jazz and likely out for Thursday against the Kings as well.
The report says Collins has a chance to return this weekend against the Warriors on Friday and Rockets on Sunday. If you can stomach a couple of missed starts then he is still a solid top-80 option over the last month and should keep that trend as long as he is healthy. Unfortunately the Hawks are in tank mode and he could be held out longer. Dewayne Dedmon is a lock for 30 minutes along with Mike Muscala.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
March 14, 2018, 2:14 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala (wrist sprain) is questionable to compete in Wednesday’s contest against the Lakers.
Iguodala will most likely give it a go Wednesday with the Warriors depleted by injuries. If he suits up he should log 25-30 minutes and possibly more if he doesn’t aggravate the injury. DFS players will need to take a close look at this game and target players Jordan Bell, Omri Casspi and Iguodala.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
March 14, 2018, 2:04 pmJordan BellC/PF, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell (ankle sprain) is available to play on Wednesday against the Lakers.
Bell could see a lot of run on Wednesday with three of the four top Warriors players: Steph Curry (ankle), Klay Thompson (hand) and Draymond Green (shoulder) all out. DFS players could target him and re-drafters could take a flier on him in case his role increases over the next two weeks.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
March 14, 2018, 1:43 pmKlay ThompsonSG, Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson fractured his right thumb and will be re-evaluated next Thursday, March 22.
Looks like Thompson will miss at least a week and possibly longer depending on the seriousness of the fracture. This is a big blow to the Warriors who will already be without Steph Curry for the next 3-4 games and are dealing with other injuries as well. Omri Casspi and Nick Young will eat up the minutes left behind and Casspi is a decent short term pickup. DFS players can target Wednesday’s matchup with the Lakers.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
March 14, 2018, 1:15 pmJayson TatumSF/PF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum (back tightness) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Wizards.
After a very strong start to the season Tatum hit the rookie wall (sort of) and has produced just top-140 value over the last two months. However, he seems to have figured some things out and his shooting percentage is back up to his season averages. Marcus Morris is still a thorn in his side but more will be asked of the rookie with injuries to Marcus Smart (thumb), Daniel Theis (meniscus) and Jaylen Brown (concussion). He will be heavily used Wednesday against the Wizards so DFS players should consider him.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
March 14, 2018, 12:59 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markanen (back spasms) is listed as out against the Grizzlies on Thursday.
Markanen will not travel with the team to Memphis and his next chance to return will be Saturday at home against the Cavs. Consider him questionable for that game as well. Noah Vonleh and Cristiano Felicio will continue to log most of the minutes at PF in his stead.
Source: Vincent Goodwill on Twitter
March 13, 2018, 1:49 pmErsan IlyasovaPF/SF, Philadelphia Sixers
Ersan Ilyasova has been the named the starting PF if Dario Saric (illness) is unable to play on Tuesday against the Pacers.
Saric is currently listed as questionable after being sent home during shootaround. Ilyasova will get the nod if he can’t go and should play around 30 minutes. Richaun Holmes will back him up in this scenario and could be a sneaky DFS play with 20-plus minutes of action.
March 13, 2018, 12:48 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (hip contusion) is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s contest against the Hawks.
Adams left Monday’s game against the Kings after 23 minutes with the injury making him highly questionable on Tuesday’s back-to-back. The fact that the Thunder are playing the lowly Hawks makes that even more likely. If he sits then Patrick Patterson and Jerami Grant will split most of his minutes.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter