• Deandre Ayton
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton double-doubled on Monday with 25 points and 12 rebounds to go with two assists, a steal and a block.

    Ayton went 7-for-8 at the line which marks the second consecutive game that he's attempted more than two free throws which is something that's only happened one other time this year. He's being given big minutes and he's produced big stats with them so all signs are pointing up for him and his owners.

Fantasy News

  • Gary Clark
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Gary Clark (left knee irritation) is questionable to play on Monday.

    Clark has been good for low-teens minutes with the Magic, so his presence or absence is unlikely to have any significant fantasy impact.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    D'Angelo Russell is not on Monday's injury report after sitting out on Sunday.

    Russell sat for planned rest and has been dealing with minor knee problems, but he's good to go tonight. He might miss a few more games, especially in B2B spots, but Russell is primed for a big finish with the Wolves trying to get as much information as possible about long-term fits around their new core.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nigel Williams-Goss
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Nigel Williams-Goss (left quad contusion) will not play on Monday.

    Williams-Goss has been on the injury report since the All-Star break, not that his absence affects anything.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson (sprained left ankle), previously probable, has been cleared to play on Monday night.

    Robinson could be in for a weird one against the no-center Rockets tonight, but he's got to be in your lineups for his blocks upside. It's been a disappointing year for the sophomore but he can still win you a whole category by himself.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe (personal) will not play on Monday against the Mavs.

    Crabbe has struggled mightily this season and even with Minnesota's questionable depth, he's only a deep-league 3-point specialist at best.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman (left toe sprain) is probable to play on Monday.

    Layman was cleared for practice on Thursday and was set to be re-evaluated in a week, but it appears that everything's gone well and that Layman is ahead of schedule. He's been out since November 18 because of this injury but was playing quite well before going down, so he's someone to watch out for in deeper leagues given Minnesota's ramshackle roster.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) still has no timetable to return but is now without a walking boot.

    Leonard's still looking at another week or more on the shelf, which will mean more work for Jae Crowder and Kelly Olynyk at power forward in the meantime. Even when healthy, Leonard won't be a fantasy option outside of deep formats.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (right ankle soreness) has shed his walking boot but remains without a timetable to return.

    This isn't much of an update but it's still a sign of progress. He's part of a very crowded wing rotation in Miami, and outside of unpredictable scoring explosions there's really limited appeal in standard formats.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) will not play on Monday.

    With Elfrid Payton still questionable, we could see a lot of Dennis Smith Jr. tonight. He's a viable DFS dart but it's been established that fantasy expectations should be low there.

    Source: Marc Berman on Twitter

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant will sit out on Monday against the Bucks as a form of load management for his sore right foot.

    Bryant returned from a four-game absence out of the All-Star break but has played just 16 and 14 minutes in his two games back, and will now sit on this back-to-back after playing yesterday. Mortiz Wagner and Ian Mahinmi should pick up the slack at center, and Bryant might be tough to hold onto in standard leagues unless his minutes start to ramp up.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter