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  • Kyle O'Quinn
    PF/C, New York Knicks

    Kyle O'Quinn was the lone bright spot in Tuesday's 73-97 loss to the Magic, double-doubling with 13 points and 12 rebounds while blocking five shots.

    O'Quinn played 29 minutes in another start and he's going to be a must-start option as long as Enes Kanter is sidelined. KOQ has delivered top-150 numbers in a bench role before so even if Kanter does come back it's far from a death kneel. Keep him locked into all lineups for now, as O'Quinn can be a major game-changer in the rebound and blocks departments.

  • Malik Monk
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk came out of nowhere to score 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting with five triples, two boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Bulls.

    Monk has scored 17 or more points in his last three games and logged a flat 24 minutes in each contest. He surprisingly has five defensive stats in his last two games and that's not a trend that will continue, but he might see similar minutes going forward and be worth a look for combo guard stats.

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF/C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Richaun Holmes played 27 minutes on Tuesday night and delivered a great line of 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and four blocks in a 121-95 win over the Nets.

    Holmes is no stranger to excellent production in legitimate minutes but it just hasn't happened this year. He's got a little bit of breathing room with Dario Saric and Joel Embiid out but Saric should be back on Friday. If nothing else it leaves Holmes on the table for tomorrow night, and he'll be one of the top streaming options on the board. Ersan Ilyasova started and double-doubled with 11 points, 13 rebounds, a steal and two threes while Amir Johnson also started and went for four points, five boards and six assists. Holmes and Ilyasova are the plays here.

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls have shut Zach LaVine (knee) down for the rest of the season.

    The Bulls don't have enough practice time left to get LaVine back to full speed before the season ends, so there's no sense in pushing him. It was a mixed bag for him this year, as he finished outside of the top-150 in 9-cat leagues almost entirely because of poor shooting through 24 games. LaVine will finish at 38.3 percent from the field on 14.3 attempts per game, but the rest of his numbers aren't that bad — 16.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.2 blocks, 1.8 threes and 1.8 turnovers in 27.3 minutes per game. He also shot .813 from the line and .341 from deep, so he should be more of a middle-round selection next season assuming he enters at full health. There were games where fatigue was a factor and LaVine just didn't have his legs, which hopefully will not be an issue going forward. Denzel Valentine, David Nwaba, Justin Holiday and Sean Kilpatrick will split the wing minutes for the rest of the year.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Kris Dunn
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn (toe) will not play again this season.

    There's just not enough time left in the year to get him back into game shape. Dunn will finish the campaign with top-80 value in 9-cat formats, looking much more like a top pick this season than he did as a rookie in Minnesota. It was a pretty encouraging year overall for Dunn, who was allowed to log big minutes, play in big situations and make — and learn from — mistakes. He still needs to polish up his offensive game a bit but Dunn is looking like a solid pick in the second half of drafts for next season. Cameron Payne and Jerian Grant will handle things the rest of the way, with the occasional appearance from Ryan Arcidiacono.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF/PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    After being re-evaluated on Saturday morning, Brandon Ingram has been diagnosed with a concussion and placed in the league’s concussion protocol.

    It’s brutal news as Ingram had just returned from a month-long absence thanks to a groin strain. Kyle Kuzma lit it up last night and will probably move right back into the starting five, so there’s no need to remove him from fantasy lineups. Josh Hart should also log more time on the wing, too. Hopefully Ingram isn’t out long but owners battling for their seasons in H2H playoff matchups might be forced to move on with him guaranteed to miss tomorrow’s game. Depending on the severity of the concussion, a shutdown is one possible path the Lakers could take with their promising youngster.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid has undergone surgery for his orbital fracture on Saturday, and he could return in two weeks.

    It's an optimistic timeline that assumes he'll be cleared of concussion symptoms by then, but it sounds like his return will depend a lot on his own pain tolerance. We'll see if the Sixers try to push him back in their battle for playoff seeding, though earlier reports of him potentially returning early in the first round might be encouraging enough that they focus on getting him healthy for that matchup rather than rush him back to jockey for the fourth spot. Richaun Holmes remains the pickup of choice even though Amir Johnson will be drawing the starts.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Ed Davis
    PF/C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Ed Davis has been diagnosed with a right ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated in 1-2 weeks.

    Davis is one of Portland's most trusted bench players, though he's only a rebounding specialist in fantasy leagues. In his absence look for Zach Collins to pick up time and he has a stat set that warrants some attention in deep leagues. Meyers Leonard could also get back into the rotation regularly but needs to string some good games together before entering the circle of trust.

    Source: NBC Sports Northwest on Twitter

  • Milos Teodosic
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Milos Teodosic has been diagnosed with a tear in his plantar fascia and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Teodosic is now safe to drop in all re-draft leagues. His court vision and moxie have provided some fun highlights this season but injuries really prevented the "rookie" from building up much steam throughout the year. Austin Rivers will hold things down at point guard and is a must-add player where available, while other backcourt guys like Lou Williams, Sindarius Thornwell and Jawun Evans figure to get in the mix a bit more. Williams' stock is obviously unchanged. It might even open up more time for wing types like Tyrone Wallace and C.J. Williams, depending on how the Clippers shuffle the deck. Outside of Rivers and maybe Wallace, however, it's going to be a pretty risky proposition.

    Source: Tomer Azarly on Twitter

  • Josh Hart
    PG/SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh Hart, sidelined for four weeks with a broken hand, will be back in the lineup on Friday night.

    Hart allegedly won’t have a minutes limit and could be the team’s answer at point guard with Lonzo Ball out. He’ll need to fend off Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis for those minutes but has also proven himself a capable fill-in on the wings, so he won’t be hurting for opportunities either way. Give Hart a look as a stream for tonight, a short-term play in all leagues and a definite deep league option for the rest of the year. That could change quickly with shutdowns and further injuries but we’ll play it safe for now.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Danilo Gallinari
    SF/PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Danilo Gallinari will suit up on Friday night.

    Gallinari hasn't played since February 22nd and has been limited to only 19 games all season, and as such it'd be hard to imagine him playing full starter's minutes tonight. He's going to be worth picking up as he was returning top-90 value in those 19 games but his output might not hit those levels until sometime next week. Wesley Johnson will be bumped back to the bench when Gallo is ready to start. This could be huge for the Clippers in their playoff push.

    Source: Brad Turner on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Ball (knee) will sit out of Friday's game against the Bucks.

    Ball left L.A.'s last game after colliding with Dirk Nowitzki. He downplayed the injury after the game and Luke Walton said that he's feeling better, so it might not be a long absence. The Lakers are down to the returning-tonight Josh Hart, Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis at the point guard spot but some extra responsibility figures to trickle over to guys like Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram. It'll be a team effort to replace Ball, so all of the usual Lakers are in play tonight. Among the point guards, Hart is the best bet if you're not afraid of rust.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter

  • Otto Porter
    SF/PF, Washington Wizards

    Otto Porter (sprained right ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game.

    Porter left Thursday's contest in Detroit after sustaining the injury, and his absence would be absolutely crushing for a Wizards squad that is quickly losing ground in the battle for the fourth seed in the East. At this point it'd behoove the team more to make sure OP is ready for the playoffs than try and leapfrog two other teams. If Porter is out for any length of time, Kelly Oubre would be an immediate add. He's been a top-150 type in a sixth man role and would see more touches as the fill-in starter, so give him a look if you're in need. Mike Scott would also see a little more run off the bench but is more of a 3-point specialist for deeper leagues.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Alex Len has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Rockets.

    This will be Len's second straight game on the sidelines, and the Suns figure to roll with a Dragan Bender-Marquese Chriss frontcourt again. Chriss is looking like a fine pickup since he's been delivering middle-round production over the last week or so, but owners should know by now that he can disappear at any time. Alan Williams played 19 minutes off the bench on Wednesday and could be a double-double threat if his minutes increase. We'll see how much run he gets against a fleet-footed Houston team.

    Source: Scott Bordow on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elfrid Payton will be a game-time decision on Friday, as he'll need to test his knee in warmups after missing the morning shootaround.

    Payton had been scuffling along before the injury, though the sheer amount of garbage time the Suns play in did a lot of the damage there. Tyler Ulis has looked strong over the last week or so and is a nice play if Payton sits. He looks to finally have recaptured the backup point guard job and could hold some value as an assists specialist even when Payton returns, so give him a look if you need a point guard. Hopefully Payton can get back to some of his post-deadline form, as otherwise he may be tough to plug into lineups.

    Source: Scott Bordow on Twitter