• Fred VanVleet
    G, Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet (left thumb surgery) has been upgraded to questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Pistons and was able to practice in full on Saturday.

    VanVleet underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments back in the middle of February, and if he returns tomorrow he'll have made it back in just under five weeks. It'll give the Raptors their full guard group again (assuming Kyle Lowry and Danny Green can play), though there will be an adjustment period with Jeremy Lin and VanVleet sharing the court for the first time. FVV has a shot at late-round value so you can look his way for assists and threes.

    Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard is not listed on the latest injury report for Friday's game vs. the Pacers after missing the last contest with a knee injury.

    Langston Galloway seemed to be the main beneficiary of Kennard's absence even though Svi Mykhailiuk got the start. Make sure to check tomorrow's news to confirm that Kennard will play but all signs point to the sharp-shooter returning on Friday.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green is officially questionable for Friday's tilt vs. the Bucks as he nurses a bruised tailbone.

    With the Clippers near full strength, Green is better left on the wire in standard leagues. However, on the season, he is producing top 177/163 per-game value in 8/9 cat leagues.

    Source: Andrew Greif on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton will be a game-time decision for Thursday's contest vs. the Nuggets but coach David Fizdale told the media that he will come off the bench if he does end up playing.

    Payton has missed the last 17 games after earning the starting point guard role. If he does play, he will come off the bench and compete for minutes with Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith Jr.. It is worth noting that Ntilikina is also questionable for the game.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (illness) has been downgraded from available to probable for Thursday's matchup against the Knicks.

    Murray only appeared on the injury report this afternoon so it is definitely a situation to monitor. It appears that he caught some sort of sickness in the last day. Check for updates prior to their 7:30 ET tip-off.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson is officially listed as probable ahead of Friday's game against the Magic.

    Thompson has been averaging a double-double through the first 20 games of this season and there is no reason to believe that this trend won't continue. So far this year, Thompson is inside the top 100 in per-game value for both 8 and 9 cat leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    D'Angelo Russell (left finger sprain) is probable to face the Bulls on Friday.

    Russell made his return on Wednesday night and had a very nice ball-game in only 25 minutes. At times, it looked as if his hand was in discomfort but he played through it. Continue to monitor the situation as we will learn more during Friday's shootaround.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragić (right groin strain) has been ruled out ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Wizards.

    With Dragić ruled out and Justise Winslow (lower back strain) questionable, the Heat could find themselves short-handed against the Wizards. Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson could all see more opportunity while Dion Waiters might finally get his first minutes of the season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Justise Winslow
    SF, Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (lower back strain) is officially questionable for Friday's contest vs. the Wizards.

    Since returning from injury, Winslow has seen 29+ minutes in four of the last five contests. The exception was the blowout victory over the Warriors. It is very encouraging to see the opportunity for Winslow but in the last week he is producing value just inside the top 200.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable ahead of Friday's matchup against the Kings as he nurses a sore thigh.

    If Aldridge ends up sitting out Friday, it will mark his third consecutive absence. Jakob Pötl and Trey Lyles will likely see additional minutes if he does sit out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ian Mahinmi
    C, Washington Wizards

    Ian Mahinmi (strained right Achilles) will be available for Thursday's game against the Sixers

    Mahinmi hasn't played so far this season but with the injury to Thomas Bryant (right foot stress reaction), the Wizards will be pleased to have another big body to eat up some minutes. Mahinmi could have some sneaky value in the short-term but will have a difficult matchup on Thursday going against Joel Embiid and Al Horford of the Sixers.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter