• Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (wrist, root canal) is officially questionable to play on Tuesday.

    Smith returned to Sunday's game after getting a tooth knocked out and has also been playing through a mild right wrist sprain. He's not expected to miss any time but this designation means you'll need to check back tomorrow just to be sure he's playing.

    Source: NBA.com

Fantasy News

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Miami Heat

    Tyler Johnson (left hip contusion) is probable for Monday.

    Johnson left Saturday's game after just seven minutes but it appears like it's not an overly serious issue. With Goran Dragic and Wayne Ellington back, Johnson loses most of his appeal. He's been playing well this season but is too tough to trust in 12-team leagues when Miami is healthy.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • 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