• De'Anthony Melton
    G, Phoenix Suns

    De'Anthony Melton scored six points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds, an assist and three steals on Tuesday.

    Melton logged 19 minutes off the bench and was able to handle business on the defensive end which is something we've come to expect. He was known for his defensive prowess since college and it showed as he averaged 1.3 steals a game, but his offensive flaws were on full display this year. He missed some time due to an ankle injury and also hopped back and forth between the G-league as well. As a starter, Melton only averaged 5.0 points and 0.6 3s on .359 shooting. He's a streaky shooter who plays passive almost to the point of being invisble on offense at times but the steals come in at an elite level when he starts. There are a couple paths for him to become fantasy relevant, but it relies on his offensive game catching up to his defense.

Fantasy News

  • Eric Bledsoe
    PG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Eric Bledsoe (ribs) went through non-contact drills during practice on Wednesday.

    Bledsoe was slapped with a two to three week timetable for his fractured rib cartilage just five days ago, so his quickness in jumping back into practice activities raise some optimism that he can get back on the earlier side of that diagnosis. Bledsoe has potential as a safe pick in a hot market for point guards this season. Owners shouldn't let this injury steer them away from taking him in drafts.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinial

  • Terrance Ferguson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Terrance Ferguson will miss Wednesday's preseason game against the Grizzlies following an auto accident he was involved in on his way to the arena.

    Ferguson is reported to be fine and the team says he suffered no injuries, so it sounds like he's, if anything, just a bit shaken up. Darius Bazley should get an extended look in this one.

    Source: Brady Trantham on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (right knee) had a setback over the weekend that has forced him to miss Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    This is concerning news for those who drafted Huerter around pick-110 in redraft leagues as he has yet to make his preseason debut. For those of you who haven't drafted, it is plausible to drop Huerter down a round or two with this news. Unlike most other injuries that occur in the preseason, this one seems like it is worth monitoring as we inch closer towards opening night. If Huerter does end up missing time, expect rookies Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter to play more minutes.

    Source: Robby Kalland on Twitter

  • Tyson Chandler
    C, Houston Rockets

    Tyson Chandler (rest) will not play in Wednesday's matchup against the Spurs.

    Chandler will have another opportunity to take the court in the Rockets' preseason finale against the Heat on Friday. Chandler, 37, has not been on the fantasy radar in a few seasons and will not re-emerge on the scene this season. On select nights, he will be a low-cost option in DFS contests when the Rockets are without Clint Capela.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson is dealing with some lower back tightness that will ultimately hold him out of Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

    Jackson's absence shouldn't come as a surprise as the team is gearing up for the regular season. Jackson has solidified himself as the starting point guard with Derrick Rose as the primary back-up. Jackson could be taken with one of the last picks of standard redraft leagues as he has a relatively safe floor without much upside.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson (right shoulder surgery), Kadeem Allen (foot) and Allonzo Trier (neck) are all available for Wednesday's preseason game against the Hawks.

    It is good to see guys getting healthy in time for the start of the regular season. Although all three of these players had roles for the Knicks at times last season, it is very difficult to project any of them as having value outside of very deep leagues this upcoming season.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) will be available to play Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Ntilikina is in competition for the starting point guard role with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton. Monitor this competition to see who wins out once the regular season arrives.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House Jr. will start in place of Eric Gordon on Wednesday as the Rockets take on the Spurs.

    The Rockets were hit with the injury bug as Gerald Green (broken left foot) was lost for the season. The team may be experimenting with the best rotations to maximize their ceiling. It is possible that House Jr. starts in place of Gordon this season so that Gordon gets easier matchups against second units. This is something to monitor once the regular season arrives but it is unlikely to change their projected minutes heading into the season.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. will start at point guard in Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hawks.

    DSJ is in a competition for the starting point guard role with Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton. Kevin Knox, Bobby Portis, R.J. Barrett, and Marcus Morris will join DSJ in the starting lineup. Wednesday's game will give coach Fizdale an opportunity to see how DSJ runs with the starting unit.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) is probable for Thursday's preseason finale against the Magic.

    This would be great news for fantasy owners who drafted Olynyk towards the end of drafts as it seems more likely that he will be healthy for the start of the regular season. Olynyk might have a starting role in the frontcourt next to Bam Adebayo.

    Source: NBA Injury Report