• CJ McCollum
    G, Portland Trail Blazers

    CJ McCollum scored 15 points on 6-of-17 shooting in a win over the Magic on Wednesday.

    He added six rebounds, two assists and one steal to the box score. Nik Stauskus came off the bench for 18 points and five 3-pointers, but somehow managed to have a team-worst plus/minus of minus-17 despite the Blazers’ win and his big game. Stauskus will have random games like this, but he is not worth owning unless you are in a deep league and in need of 3-pointers desperately. McCollum is underperforming as he is top-80 right now, but he is a buy-low candidate as he could easily reach top-50 again.

Fantasy News

  • Vince Carter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Vince Carter (personal) will not play for the Hawks on Saturday vs. the Clippers.

    Carter has been a low-end deep-league play so far this season and his roster spot can be freed up for streaming purposes in all formats.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Patrick Beverley
    PG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Patrick Beverley is still dealing with left calf soreness and is questionable vs. the Hawks on Saturday.

    With both Landry Shamet (sprained ankle) and Pat Bev at out, expect to see some more of Terrence Mann and Rodney McGruder.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard is listed as questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Hawks.

    He already missed one end of a B2B, so this potentially "extra" day for left knee injury management is a bit of a concern. DNPs are the only bane to his otherwise stellar fantasy production this season.

    Source: Jovan Buha on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) will be out for Friday's matchup with the Wizards.

    Napier's sixth straight absence from the lineup due to the hamstring issue. It looks like Jarrett Culver is going to be tough to surpass whenever Napier is ready to return to the rotation. He is not much of an option beyond deep-leagues when he does get back to playing.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony is not expected to take the floor for the Blazers before Tuesday against the Pelicans.

    The Blazers presumably signed Melo to give him some actual minutes, as a result it should not take him too long to get into the lineup and take on his fully realized role. If Anthony can follow Hassan Whiteside's lead and become another Damian Lillard teammate success story he may have some fantasy value for standard leagues, but he is more likely to be a deep-league option. If you have some dead weight to drop there is no harm in scooping Melo up for one last ride.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Due to a right shoulder impingement, Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Bulls.

    This injury originally was flagged on Thursday and had Kyrie questionable. His status is the same for Saturday as it was on Thursday and hopefully he only feels better with another night of rest on Friday. Although the Nets have not looked so good of late, Irving is continuing to rack up plenty of stats, and you can continue deploying him with confidence when healthy.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo is out with knee soreness on Friday and Terrance Ferguson will take his place in the starting lineup against the Sixers.

    Diallo had been on a hot streak for the Thunder, but he is more of a deep-league play at this point. Ferguson has more NBA value than in fantasy and can be ignored despite his starting role tonight.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague will start on Friday for the Wolves vs. the Wizards.

    Teague returned on Wednesday after a four-game absence and performed well. On Friday he will be responsible for helping to orchestrate more of the offense from the perimeter while Andrew Wiggins is absent for personal reasons. Teague is a solid DFS play tonight.

    Source: Dane Moore on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House (back) will be absent for the Rockets-Pacers game on Friday and has a 50/50 chance to play on Saturday.

    House has had a fantastic season averaging 12 points, 2.5 three-pointers, 1.2 steals and 1 block on strong percentages thus far. Eric Gordon is out as well and House will ultimately return with a large role in the Rocket's lineup.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook is active on Friday but is more than likely resting on Saturday vs. the Wolves according to head coach Mike D'Antoni.

    It is frustrating in the moment to see Westbrook getting rested like all of the NBA superstars nowadays, but it may be in his best interest for the 82 game long regular season. Just enjoy having him healthy all season and prepare for his absence on Saturday.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter