• Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela put up 16 points and 12 rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting in a huge win over the Jazz in Game 1 on Sunday night.

    Capela was a double-double machine all season long, so it is nice to see him continue that trend even when being matched up with defensive maestro Rudy Gobert. He had a team-high plus/minus of plus-24 in his 32 minutes of action. Capela must continue to hold his own against the dominant centers in the West for the Rockets to have a chance throughout the playoffs.

Fantasy News

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    The Pelicans will start Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday, JJ Redick, Brandon Ingram, and Derrick Favors against the Raptors on Tuesday.

    With Zion Williamson shelved, Redick has earned a starting spot in the good graces of coach Gentry. This bodes well for his playing time early in the season, which means he can be relied on as late-round value this season.

    Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (left calf soreness) and Ty Jerome (right ankle sprain) have been downgraded to out for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

    The Suns' crop of backup point guards are looking at a few extra minutes each with Jerome out, though it's still too crowded to rely on anyone. Mikal Bridges is in line to see a heavier workload at both wing spots without the services of Johnson.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Shaquille Harrison
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Shaquille Harrison (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    This is not a good sign for Harrison's chances of playing in the season opener. Harrison is off the fantasy radar as a deep reserve, even if he suits up.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby will join Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and Marc Gasol in the starting unit for Tuesday's season-opening game against the Pelicans.

    VanVleet, who was in line for mnites either way, gets a boost in value now that he's the confirmed starter for the Raptors. Norman Powell could still push for 20+ minutes as the first guard/wing off the bench.

    Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Andre Iguodala remains away from the team and will not play in Wednesday's season opener.

    The Grizzlies remain steadfast in their desire to trade Iguodala rather than buy him out. This saga may drag out to the trade deadline. Iguodala can be left on the waiver wire while this situation plays itself out.

    Source: NBA Injury report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. is being listed as probable for Wednesday's matchup against the Hornets.

    Carter is ready to roll for the season opener and has the potential for a big season if he can stay healthy. That has proven to be a big if so far in his young career.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Andre Roberson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Andre Roberson (left knee) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Roberson has been ramping up his workload recently and is getting closer to a return, but it won't come in the opener. Roberson is a plus defender but can be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) is available to play in Wednesday's tilt against the Nuggets.

    Little doesn't hold much value as he battles for backup minutes with a host of players.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) is good to go for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Whiteside practiced without limitations on Monday, and now we have official confirmation that he will play. Whiteside has proven to be elite in rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage in limited minutes, and has the potential for a career-year with the shortage of options in the Blazers frontcourt.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson (lower back tightness) is listed as probable to face the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Although the team added a few guards and Jackson is about as dull as they come, he is the starting PG for a fringe playoff team who is a reliable source for points and assists, while quietly nearly doubling his career average from the three-point range last year.

    Source: Eric Woody on Twitter