November 23, 2018, 11:41 pmGary HarrisG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris left Friday's game late due to a left ankle injury and is questionable for Saturday's game in Oklahoma City.
There was some confusion after the game whether it was an Achilles or ankle injury but the latter is the official status according to the team. We'll see how it reacts after the short flight to OKC and if he cannot go then Jauncho Hernangomez (10 points, three boards, two threes, 32 minutes) and Monte Morris (eight points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal, two threes, 26 minutes) are pretty good bets for late round lines on Saturday.
Source: Brandon Ewing on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 1:25 pmDerrick WhitePG, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick White (left foot soreness) will miss his second consecutive game Friday against the 76ers.
There were rumors that White was dealing with an injury similar to last year's plantar fascia strain which kept him out for nearly a month. White has been underperforming, but it's solely an effect of Coach Popovich's wonky backcourt rotation and his misguided insistence on not playing him together with Dejounte Murray. Something's got to give in San Antonio with the Spurs sitting a 5-10 and lacking an identity on both sides of the ball. Should the Spurs trade away any major pieces, Derrick White stands as one of the players with the most to gain and, as such, should be on everyone's watch lists, if not rostered in standard leagues. Patty Mills looks in line to make another spot-start and is worth streaming consideration.
Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 1:15 pmJeremy LambSG, Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.
Lamb previously mentioned that he participated fully in Thursday's practice and that he's expecting to be available for this game. Malcolm Brogdon is listed as doubtful, so Lamb should have his hands full if he returns on Saturday. If he makes his long-anticipated return, Justin Holiday will slide return to fantasy irrelevance while T.J. Warren's and Domantas Sabonis' usage will be spread out more evenly among the starters.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 1:07 pmMalcolm BrogdonPG, Indiana Pacers
Malcolm Brodgon, who has been deadling with back spasms,got some shots up after Friday's practice, but he is still being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Magic.
Brogdon's missed the last two games, but he appears to be close to returning to practice, at least. In his absence, Aaron Holiday will be a popular streamer while Domantas Sabonis may inherit some additional ballhandling responsibilities in the post. Jeremy Lamb may return for this one, so he and T.J. Warren may absorb the bulk of Brogdon's vacated usage.
Source: Scott Agness on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 1:02 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles has been shooting 34 percent from the field with a 29 percent mark from three while losing minutes to Royce O'Neale.
The source article here is basically a puff piece on Royce O'Neale, praising on his ability to impact the game without it showing up on the stat sheet. Weird flex, Salt Lake Tribune, but OK. Many in the fantasy community have been waiting for Ingles' percentages to correct, but this is a reminder that the reason he's ranked just 186 in 9-cat leagues is him shooting nearly three fewer shots per game and seeing his minutes and usage plummet this season. Better percentages won't fix the fact that he's a middling 32-year-old talent, averaging a three-year-low in minutes and garnering a microscopic 14% usage off the bench.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
November 22, 2019, 12:32 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid is expected to be available for the Friday and Saturday back-to-back set.
When asked if he'd lobby to play in both Friday's game vs. the Spurs and Saturday's game vs. the Heat, Joel Embiid replied, "I am playing both." It's good to see that Embiid's maintenance plan doesn't necessarily count him out of B2B's this season, but that also has the added effect of rendering his availability a bit unpredictable. Fire up Embiid as a top 10 fantasy player this weekend, particularly tonight against a reeling Spurs squad. As usual, keep an eye on the injury report when deciding whether or not to deploy the Sixers' big man, particularly in weekly settings.
Source: Bucks County Courier Times
November 22, 2019, 12:10 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
The Hornets are rumored to be interested in either trading for Andre Drummond or signing him outright in free agency, according to a Heavy.com report.
The 26-year-old Drummond has a $28.7 million player option next season, which he is widely expected to turn down as he wants to explore alternatives as the top of the 2020 free agent class. The Hornets are said to have been interested in him since last year. Drummond, who has made unexpected statistical leaps the last two years after seeing his development stagnate initially, is averaging a career-high 18.6 points, 16.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game this season, while raising his once-odious FT% to the high 60s. Perhaps a change of scenery will unlock Drummond's potential as a distributor and focal point of the offense.
November 22, 2019, 1:43 amMikal BridgesSF, Phoenix Suns
Mikal Bridges led all Suns reserves in minutes (36) on Thursday and put up 14 points on 3-of-7 shooting, to go with six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
He's simply outplaying Dario Saric (five points, five rebounds, one trey, one steal, 16 minutes) right now and the extra run on the floor is paying off dividends for managers who held onto Bridges during those lean games. Pick him up if he's been dropped in your league.
November 22, 2019, 1:40 amDevin BookerSG, Phoenix Suns
Devin Booker was relatively quiet on Thursday, recording 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting with five rebounds, seven assists, two treys and six turnovers in 37 minutes.
The turnovers were a stinger for his owners in 9-cat leagues and you can credit the Pelicans' feisty defense for more than a few of those. Count it as an off-night for Booker and move on. He should bounce-back to his top-30 form in no time.
November 22, 2019, 1:36 amTyler JohnsonPG-SG, Phoenix Suns
Tyler Johnson started for Ricky Rubio (back) on Thursday and chipped in across the board with six points, five rebounds, four dimes, one trey, two steals and two blocks.
It was a DFS gem coming from the low-end veteran guard. He is worth streaming while Rubio remains out, but that's the ceiling of his upside in fantasy at this stage of his career.
November 22, 2019, 1:32 amKelly Oubre Jr.SF, Phoenix Suns
Kelly Oubre Jr. produced a team-high 25 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the field and 9-of-9 shooting from the line with six boards, two 3s and four assists in Thursday's loss to the Pelicans.
Oubre is holding steady as a top-70 play in 9-cat so far this season. His ceiling is somewhere within top-50 value, but as a hot commodity, may cost you an arm and a foot for his services.