• Amile Jefferson
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Amile Jefferson double-doubled with 19 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's 85-73 win over the Bulls.

    Jefferson had another great game for the Magic during Summer League play but was let go following the game. His chances of making the team were minimal as Orlando has a glut of bodies clogging the frontcourt. He impressed with a great showing this summer and may draw interest from teams with thin depth charts. Nevertheless, it is fair to forecast that he will not be a fantasy commodity this season.

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  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (concussion protocol) will miss their next two games against the Bulls and Sixers this weekend as he will not travel with the team.

    Winslow will be missing his seventh and eighth consecutive contests this weekend after a great start to his fifth year in the league. It is unclear if he will be given the same role in the rotation when he is able to return so it would be risky to keep him on your bench in standard leagues. However, he did produce good value across his first three starts of the season and was averaging 36.2 minutes across 5 games before he got hurt.

    Source: Heat PR on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving is dealing with a shoulder injury that will cause him to miss Friday's contest against the Kings.

    He was unable to practice on Thursday so this news doesn't come as much of a surprise. This will mark Kyrie's fourth straight absence and no timetable has been established for his expected return. In his absence, expect Spencer Dinwiddie to continue to see a significant bump in minutes and usage while there will be plenty of shots to go around. Kyrie has been averaging 22.9 field goal attempts per game which will be divided amongst several players on their roster.

    Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter

  • Jarrett Allen
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    Jarrett Allen is probable ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Kings as he is dealing with a right ankle sprain.

    Allen has seen his average in minutes dip slightly from last season's numbers (26.2 in 2018-19 vs. 25.6 in 2019-20) which is likely due to the addition of DeAndre Jordan. Allen is still producing solid fantasy value but could produce greater value if he was given more opportunity. Continue to monitor for updates but it looks likely that Allen will suit up on Friday.

    Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House Jr. is listed as doubtful ahead of Friday's contest vs. the Clippers.

    House has had an excellent start to the season, providing mid-round value thus far. If he is forced to miss the contest, expect Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers to see an uptick in minutes but neither are recommended pickups outside of much deeper leagues.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (shin splints) is doubtful to play against the Heat on Friday.

    Hutchison was forced to miss Wednesday's game due to the same injury that indicates he will likely miss Friday's contest. Shaquille Harrison started as a result and had a very productive night overall. He is an interesting streaming option for as long as Hutchison and Otto Porter Jr. remain sidelined.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon (back) was unable to practice on Thursday.

    Brogdon hasn't played or participated in practices since he left Saturday's game against the Rockets. It's not a good sign that he isn't back with the team. Brogdon has been one of the fantasy surprises this season as he was averaging 20 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 0.9 steals prior to the Houston game. If he's out again, Aaron Holiday will have the opportunity to start again after putting up 24 points and 13 assists in his last game.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma (eye) had tests to confirm that he has a right eye abrasion, but he is expected to play on Friday.

    Kyle Kuzma says he tried to persuade the medical staff to clear him to return to the OKC game after he was scratched in the eye. Kuzma said earlier in the season that he wants to be the 3rd guy behind Lebron and AD. We know he can score, as he is averaging 13 points in just 22 minutes, but the rest of his stat line is scary empty, averaging four rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.1 steals and 0.2 blocks. Kuzma is just a fringe late-round player in standard leagues.

    Source: Dave Mcmenamin

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley (leg) will be re-evaluated the day after Thanksgiving once the team has returned from its 4-game road trip.

    Bradley had been dealing with a slew of injuries and hasn't played a game since November 13. He was having a career resurgence with the Lakers, playing 27.4 minutes per night before he got injured. With other Lakers guards getting healthy again, Bradley isn't worth owning at the moment.

    Source: David McMenamin

  • Damian Lillard
    PG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Jeremy Lamb (ankle) said he practiced on Thursday and expects to be back in the lineup.

    Lamb (ankle) hasn't played since November 5, but has been trending in the right direction. If he starts on Saturday, the Holiday brothers will likely shift back to the bench and take the largest hit. Lamb's reign in the starting unit might be short-lived as well since Victor Oladipo (knee) has been assigned to the G League and is expected to be back with the team sometime in December.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic will miss a minimum of four weeks with right ankle injury, according to Shams Charania on Twitter.

    Nikola Vucevic (ankle) had to leave Wednesday night's game early. The X-Rays came back negative but it appears the MRI revealed some damage. Khem Birch and Mo Bamba will hold down the center minutes in his absence, Al-Farouq Aminu also gets a boost.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter