November 12, 2019, 11:36 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young was more than a handful as the Hawks upset the Nuggets 125-121 on Tuesday, recording 42 points on 13-of-21 shooting (eight 3s), four rebounds, 11 assists and one block.
Young was a beast, plain and simple. He's currently a top-25 player in 9-cat but is flashing the upside worthy of top-15 or even top-10 value. Trae is proving that he's worth all the pre-draft hype.
November 12, 2019, 11:04 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White set a new Bulls franchise record on Tuesday as he hit seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter en route to his 27 points (8-of-14 shooting), also a career-high, with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
This is the fantastic ceiling that White possesses and is the reason why the Bulls drafted him. He outplayed Tomas Satoransky (five points, two rebounds, two assists, 23 minutes) and could eventually take his starting job. White is worth a stash despite his ups and downs, for his second-half breakout potential.
November 12, 2019, 7:09 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George (shoulders) is being listed as questionable to make his Clippers debut against the Rockets on Wednesday.
George is expected to make his debut on either Wednesday or Thursday against the Pelicans. A Wednesday return would put George against his former teammate Russell Westbrook on a primetime ESPN game.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 6:20 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Coach Nate McMillan said that Victor Oladipo played "a little full-court" 5-on-5 for the first time during his rehab in Tuesday's practice with the Mad Ants.
Oladipo is inching closer and closer towards getting back to game action with a return in December being very realistic. The buy-low window for the All-Star guard is starting to close with each positive report.
Source: Pacers on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 5:20 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (shoulder) is being listed as available to return for game action against the Cavs on Tuesday.
Fantasy owners can safely plug their stud PG back into lineups. Raul Neto will presumably head back to the bench for this one.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 4:05 pmBen SimmonsPG, Philadelphia Sixers
Ben Simmons (shoulder) is being upgraded to a game-time decsion ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Cavs.
If Simmons can't go, Raul Neto should get another start and is worth a streaming look.
Source: Kyle Neubeck on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 1:57 pmEric GordonSG, Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon is expected to miss up to six weeks following knee surgery.
Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers and Danuel House will be in line for extra minutes while Gordon faces an extended absence.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 1:26 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Alvin Gentry said that Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) is "day-to-day" after his MRI came back clean on Tuesday.
This is excellent news for the Pelicans and Ingram's fantasy owners after the injury came out of nowhere. The Pelicans may err on the side of caution with their budding star wing, but it doesn't seem like he'll be out too long, if at all. Kenrich Williams would benefit with additional minutes should Ingram miss games.
Source: Pelicans on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 1:19 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Per Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet, Rajon Rondo (right calf strain) is set to make his season debut on Tuesday against the Suns if he can make it through shootaround without any setbacks.
It is still not a guarantee that Rondo will be back on Tuesday, but it's trending in that direction. If Rondo is able to return he'll likely see limited minutes until he proves his health.
Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 1:05 pmVictor OladipoSG, Indiana Pacers
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Pacers have assigned Victor Oladipo to the Pacers G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
The Pacers want to get Oladipo additional practice time where he can ramp up his intensity. There is still no timetable for a return, but this is another significant step in the recovery process for the All-Star guard. The possibility of a December return is gaining more steam. Oladipo has some serious upside once he's back up to full speed.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
November 12, 2019, 12:53 pmPaul GeorgeSF, Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George (right rotator cuff and left labrum tear) is set to make his Clippers debut during the team's upcoming road trip on Wednesday against the Rockets or Thursday against the Pelicans per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
George likely plays just one game in this back-to-back set coming off a long rehab process, but the time has finally come for the superstar forward to play for his hometown Clippers. George's buy-low window is closing fast.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
November 11, 2019, 12:04 amFred VanVleetPG, Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet was phenomenal for the Raptors as they held off the Lakers 113-104 on Sunday, providing 23 points (8-of-18 shooting) with seven rebounds, 10 assists, four 3s and two steals.
With Kyle Lowry out for at least a couple of weeks with a thumb fracture, expect VanVleet to deliver value like this on the horizon. He should be able to flirt with top-30 value in Lowry's absence.
November 10, 2019, 3:27 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (concussion) will miss the Knicks' next two games, with his first chance to return coming on Thursday against the Mavs.
Robinson had already been ruled out for Sunday's game but will now also miss Tuesday's matchup with the Bulls. Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis are the main beneficiaries, with Portis the better choice for fantasy purposes.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
November 10, 2019, 3:25 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (left knee contusion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game.
Adams is a late addition to the injury report but it's troubling considering he's already missed time with a left knee issue this season. Nerlens Noel and Mike Muscala will handle the center minutes, with Noel the vastly superior play in fantasy.
Source: Joe Mussatto on Twitter
November 10, 2019, 12:50 pmBlake GriffinPF, Detroit Pistons
Blake Griffin (left knee, hamstring) went through practice on Sunday and said, "I'm playing tomorrow."
It was already expected that Griffin would suit up but to hear it directly from him is pretty nice for fantasy managers. He may be limited at first but a half strength Blake is still better than most, and his return is going to directly affect Markieff Morris, Christian Wood and Thon Maker while taking usage away from everyone.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter