• Ben Simmons
    G/F, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons scored 22 points and added 10 dimes, four rebounds, a steal and a block in Friday's upset loss to the visiting Cavs.

    Simmons had one turnover which is nice, but shot only 2-for-5 from the stripe which isn't so hot. Jimmy Butler's arrival has taken a wee bit of zip from his lines but his free throw shooting (60.6 percent), turnovers and lack of 3s remain the culprits to his low value. On the season, he's only at top-75 value in 9-cat but hops all the way up to top-45 in 8-cat.

Fantasy News

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen showed some life with 16 points, along with 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two threes on Saturday vs. the Nets.

    Markkanen had been struggling but was able to chip in across the board tonight. He got to the free throw line tonight going 6-of-6 from the line. Hopefully he can use this game as a step in the right direction to recover from his let-down season so far.

  • Frank Jackson
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Frank Jackson went to the locker room on Saturday against the Heat.

    Jackson took a hit from a moving screen and was holding his neck. If he is unable to return, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Nicolo Melli and E'Twaun Moore will get more playing time.

    Source: Scott Kushner on Twitter

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby (eye) will start on Saturday vs. the Mavericks.

    Anunoby missed the one game with a right eye contusion but is now ready to go again. Make sure he is in your lineups as he continues to be a breakout fantasy player.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague (illness) has been listed as a starter on Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Jeff Teague will share the ball-handling duties with Jarrett Culver. The Wolves will be missing Andrew Wiggins, Josh Okogie and Shabazz Napier, so they will be getting all the minutes they can handle.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (illness) has been listed as a starter on Saturday vs. the Pelicans.

    Butler has been dealing with an illness but will play tonight. He has a history of playing through injuries and illnesses so may still see big minutes and usage.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier has been listed as out with a right hamstring strain on Saturday.

    Napier will now miss his seventh straight game as he recovers from his right hamstring strain. Hamstrings can be tricky to deal with so the Wolves will take their time. Jeff Teague and Jarrett Culver will take the majority of the ball-handling duties.

    Source: Timberwolves PR

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Josh Okogie has been ruled out with left knee soreness on Saturday.

    Josh Okogie and Andrew Wiggins have both been ruled out. Jarrett Culver, Treveon Graham and Jake Layman should see a big boost in playing time.

    Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter

  • Brandon Ingram
    SF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Heat.

    Ingram went from probable then doubtful and now ruled out in a 24 hour timespan. The Pelicans are going to be thin and E'Twuan Moore and Kenrich Williams will most likely continue to start.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony is expected to join the Blazers on Tuesday.

    The Blazers are extremely thin in their frontcourt and their is a decent chance Anthony actually sees a decent role. He may only be worth an add in anything but deeper leagues, but put him on your watch list.

    Source: Brooke Olzendam on Twitter

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little will start on Saturday versus the Spurs.

    Little has his first career start on Thursday and did enough to convince Blazers head coach Terry Stotts to give him a longer look. Carmelo Anthony will be joining the team shortly and will have an impact on this rotation.

    Source: Brooke Olzendam on Twitter