• Goran Dragic dropped 28 points on 10-of-19 shooting with four assists, three triples, two rebounds, one steal in 31 minutes on Tuesday in a road loss to the Raptors.

    After spending much of the season ranked outside of the top-100 in 9-cat leagues, Dragic has been turning it on lately. He is back inside the top-70 over the the past two weeks and putting up numbers more in line with what owners likely expected on draft day. While he isn’t getting any younger, the potential for a bounce-back was always there for a player of his caliber. Don’t expect a return to the top-50 this season, but the signs of life are encouraging. 

Fantasy News

  • Donte DiVincenzo
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Donte DiVincenzo will pick up the start for the Bucks on Friday against the Thunder with Khris Middleton (neck) out.

    DiVincenzo has been around a top-100 guy coming off the bench anyway this year, so if you have him make sure he's locked into your lineup. He should get a bump in production on offense on Friday with Middleton on the bench.

    Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo will start for an injured Danilo Gallinari (left ankle) on Friday evening in the Thunder's road game against the Bucks.

    Diallo has offered solid production in limited action this season, and his per-36 numbers reflect that. If he were getting those types of minutes every night, he would be sitting at 12.0 points per game and 6.4 boards per game. That said, nobody is expecting Diallo to get anywhere close to that much playing time on Friday. The Thunder are too balanced and too deep for him to carry any fantasy value.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown (knee soreness) is very unlikely to play in the Pistons' game against the Suns on Friday evening, according to coach Dwane Casey.

    This will be Brown's second straight game on the shelf. The Pistons have no reason to run guys out there if they aren't completely healthy, so this is not a shocker by any means. Brandon Knight and Svi Mykhailiuk will see more opportunities on Friday for the Pistons.

    Source: James Edwards on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (back soreness) is available and in coach Mike Budenholzer's starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Thunder.

    If he had sat this one out, it likely would have been more due to rest than anything else. He may sit some games the rest of the way because the Bucks are so far ahead in the standings and have locked up a playoff spot. Fantasy owners should be wary and alert prior to his games, especially in games against subpar opponents.

    Source: Milwaukee Bucks on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. will be in the starting lineup for the Heat-Mavs contest on Friday.

    Kelly Olynyk is shifting back to the bench to make room for Jones. Now that Jimmy Butler is back Jones role is limited, and he is more of a 16-team option under these circumstances. This roster is just too deep with Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala now joining the fray. Jones is still useful if you are hunting steals or blocks. Olynyk will have his moments in the right matchups, but is mainly a deep league play.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox (abdominal tightness) said he will take the court on Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Fox will get his wish as will his fantasy owners. The Kings are still on the fringes of the playoff picture and hopefully Fox can stay healthy enough to keep playing these games out. It hasn't been the finest season, but he has been slowly improving if you ignore the ugly free throw shooting.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson has confirmed he has a torn labrum and that he has no timetable for a return.

    Brunson's focus is on recovering from the injury so he can make a return this season to help the Mavs in the postseason, and off season surgery is on the table. It's a tough break for Brunson, who should be dropped in all leagues unless he is a deep dynasty format stash. The outlook for Delon Wright and J.J. Barea remains a bit rosier with this news.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Bismack Biyombo
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Bismack Biyombo will start for the Hornets when they face the Raptors on Friday.

    Cody Zeller seems to be getting limited activity for the Hornets and that is allowing Biyombo to get some larger opportunities when he rests. If you can get the timing down Biyombo will make for a nice streamer and DFS target. The situation is a mess in terms of reliability until we get better notice on Zeller's "rest" status.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    As expected, Luka Doncic will play through his left thumb sprain on Friday against the Heat.

    Get Doncic in your lineups and enjoy the show. With Doncic active everyone else will slide into there usual roles for the Mavs. Doncic has been a bit better from the free-throw line post All-Star break. The free-throw shooting is what can keep him from being a first-round talent.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    As far as head coach Rick Carlisle knows, Luka Doncic (left thumb sprain) will play on Friday against the Heat.

    This is a repeat of what Carlisle said earlier this afternoon. Assuming warmups are not a problem it seems like Doncic will be good to go for the Mavs. If for some reason he did sit out, the Mavs would turn towards Delon Wright, Seth Curry and J.J. Barea.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter