• DeMar DeRozan - G - San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs got a much-needed win on Sunday against the Blazers, 131-118; DeMar DeRozan led the way with 36 points, eight boards, six assists and two steals.

    The Spurs were blown out in their last two games and they came ready to deliver tonight. DeRozan is having the season of his career so far and it looks like it might keep up. The only risk is that Derrick White moves into the starting five and takes some assists away from DeMar. That said, it’s not likely to have a massive impact on his value.

Fantasy News

  • Wayne Ellington - G - Miami Heat

    Wayne Ellington will be back in action on Monday night against the Lakers.

    Ellington missed two games for personal reasons. He might go back into the starting five but either way his value is generally capped as that of a 3-point specialist.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Both Josh Richardson (shoulder) and Tyler Johnson (hip) have been upgraded to probable for Monday's game.

    It's a big boost for the Heat, who are also getting Goran Dragic and Wayne Ellington back. The returns will hurt Dwyane Wade, Justise Winslow and Derrick Jones Jr. and we're back to a bunch of players who are basically rolls of the dice on any given night. Richardson and Dragic are the only ones you should really feel comfortable using in most formats.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Jamal Crawford - G - Phoenix Suns

    Jamal Crawford (sore left knee) is questionable for Monday's game.

    This is the first news of any injury for Crawford, and if he's forced to sit out his minutes will be split between Elie Okobo, De'Anthony Melton and Troy Daniels. Melton is the highest-upside of the bunch while Daniels is locked in as a 3-point specialist. J-Crossover's absence doesn't have much of an impact in fantasy.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Omari Spellman - F - Atlanta Hawks

    Omari Spellman (hip) was a limited participant in Monday's practice and is questionable for Wednesday, though he will travel with the team.

    The Hawks can afford to take their time with Spellman now that John Collins is back and dominating. He's only a deep-league or dynasty play but does have a nice skillset that should make him a fantasy target down the line.

    Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lin - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Jeremy Lin was able to do a little bit of work at Monday's practice but the team hasn't decided if he'll travel to Dallas for Wednesday's game.

    Lin missed Saturday with a back injury, and we'll need to wait another day or so to see if he'll be ready for Wednesday. The long layoff should help but you never know with back issues. DeAndre' Bembry will be the main beneficiary if Lin misses another game.

    Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter

  • Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (knee) is good to go for Monday's matchup with the Warriors.

    Covington was listed as probable and says he feels good enough to play, so we're considering him a go for this big game. You might want to check back just to be sure nothing pops up in shootaround but he's a fairly safe play tonight. Derrick Rose should return to the bench while Josh Okogie takes the biggest hit and may fall out of the rotation.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Allonzo Trier - G - New York Knicks

    The Knicks are expected to convert Allonzo Trier's two-way deal to a standard contract this week.

    It's hardly surprising as Trier emerged as a coaching staff favorite back in training camp and has played well into the regular season. He's been a great find in another lost year for New York, and the only question is which player gets the axe. Trier is definitely worth owning in deeper formats, though his inconsistencies might make it tougher to hold onto him in 12-team formats.

    Source: Adam Zagoria on Twitter

  • Stanley Johnson - F - Detroit Pistons

    Stanley Johnson (left knee contusion) is questionable for Monday's game with the Sixers.

    Johnson has missed the last two games but figures to jump right into the starting lineup if he can go tonight. With Reggie Bullock out there are a lot of minute available on the wings, so it'd be a nice chance for Johnson to log a ton of playing time. Glenn Robinson III, Langston Galloway, Luke Kennard and Bruce Brown would divvy up Johnson's minutes if he can't play. This situation should only be of concern to deep-league players.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Reggie Bullock - F - Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Bullock (sprained left ankle) is listed as out for Monday's game.

    Bruce Brown has been starting with Bullock out but the Pistons are banged up on the wings and without Blake Griffin tonight, so pretty much everyone on the roster is a candidate to play more. Langston Galloway is the choice if you have to play one of your non-obvious Pistons tonight.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Anthony Davis - F/C - New Orleans Pelicans

    Anthony Davis (right hip contusion) is questionable to play on Monday.

    Davis left last night's game with the hip issue but did end up returning, though he was limited to 26 minutes and only six points. The Celtics are already missing Kyrie Irving and Aron Baynes and both Gordon Hayward and Al Horford are doubtful, so this game could be missing most of its starpower if Davis also sits out. Julius Randle would start in his place and Nikola Mirotic would likely draw back into the starting lineup, and both are automatic plays at all times. Cheick Diallo and Jahlil Okafor might see extra work off the bench.

    Source: NBA.com