• Fresh off a five-game absence due to a sprained ankle, DeAndre Jordan picked up right where he left off and notched 15 points and 14 rebounds while shooting 7-of-13 from the free throw line in Wednesday’s loss.

    It’s good to see Jordan back even if there isn’t much to say about his fantasy game. He is what he is at this point and seems far less likely to undergo a mid-career skillset change than some of the other bigs of his ilk. It’d help the Clippers immensely if he added a little something, but fantasy owners can bank on DJ finishing in the middle rounds as a category-winner in rebounds and field goal percentage who blocks his fair share of shots while also tanking free throws. As for the guys that held the fort down in his absence, Montrezl Harrell went for 10 points and seven rebounds in 18 minutes while Willie Reed was scoreless in two minutes. Harrell can be held in 16-team leagues given his strong per-minute production but owners in shallower formats can move on.

Fantasy News

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Hart and Jahlil Okafor are both questionable on Saturday vs. the Jazz as they deal with left ankle sprains.

    The Pelicans remain hard hit by injuries up and down the roster. Hart should be able to work his way back into a standard league role when he returns, but Okafor is unlikely to be fantasy relevant on a day-to-day basis. Derrick Favors should be returning shortly and Jaxson Hayes has emerged as a solid contributor for the Pelicans.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry will miss his third straight game due to illness on Friday.

    With Curry out more minutes will trickle down to a collection of teammates. Perhaps Tim Hardaway Jr. and Delon Wright are the most likely winners, but it is hard to predict how this rotation shakes out on a nightly basis if you are not Kristaps Porzingis or Luka Doncic.

    Source: Time MacMahon on Twitter

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanović is a gametime decision for Friday's game vs. the Nets as he deals with left hamstring tightness.

    Bogdanović has given the Kings everything they could ask for in De'Aaron Fox's absence. If he is out tonight the team will turn to Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes to lead the offense, and minutes will trickle down to Yogi Ferrell, Trevor Ariza and Corey Joseph. Joseph will play through his left heel bruise tonight.

    Source: James Ham on Twitter

  • Dejounte Murray
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Dejounte Murray is returning to the starting lineup for the Spurs faceoff with the Sixers on Friday.

    Murray still has loads of potential and it probably has little impact on his workload whether he starts or comes off the bench. The more important factor will be when the minutes limit gets lifted, and if Popovich will let Murray and Derrick White take the floor at the same time.

    Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) will take the court on Friday when the Thunder meet the Lakers.

    Diallo has had some solid games this year, and while he is inconsistent, opportunity is available on the Thunder. He is a decent streaming option who should also be considered in 14-team leagues for the moment.

    Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (shin splints) will be absent for the Bulls-Heat clash on Friday and is doubtful to face the Hornets on Saturday.

    Get Shaq Harrison in those DFS lineups folks. Hutchison would be getting the lion's share of small forward minutes with Otto Porter out, but for now they should all be heading Harrison's way. Harrison went nuts on Wednesday. Hutchison is traveling with the team to Charlotte but will be doubtful for that game as well.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Trey Burke
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Trey Burke will play on Friday vs. the Spurs, as he continues to overcome any lingering effects of calf tightness.

    Burkes is unlikely to emerge with any fantasy relevance on the Sixers. He's more of a 24 or 30-team target now that he is over the injury. He is still stuck behind Raul Neto.

    Source: Serena Winters on Twitter

  • Aron Baynes
    C, Phoenix Suns

    Aron Baynes will miss his third consecutive game on Saturday versus the Wolves as he continues to be inactive with a right hip contusion.

    Baynes had been a fantasy darling before this injury put a stop to his breakout run. He has been getting ruled out before gameday throughout this injury, and you could still be looking at a week or two before his return. There is no clear cut winner with Baynes out so far, but continue to monitor the boxscores.

    Source: Chris Hine on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (back spasms) is doubtful for Saturday's matchup with the Wolves.

    This would be his second straight absence due to the injury. Rubio has had plenty of injuries throughout his career and the Suns will probably exercise caution in treating the issue. Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker and Jevon Carter will see some extra minutes and ball-handling responsibilities in Rubio's absence.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Josh Okogie (left knee soreness) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Suns.

    Okogie played through this issue all week already, and the Wolves are without Robert Covington (personal) and Jake Layman (left toe sprain) so don't count Okogie out yet. He's been up and down throughout the year, but has shown enough potential for consideration in 14-team leagues.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter