• Isaiah Thomas was still struggling to get into his groove on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting with a 3-pointer and seven assists.

    Thomas had a decent outing against Orlando a few games back, but is still working his way back into his Boston Celtics form. Before playing his first game this year, he was out seven months due to a hip injury so owners have to practice patience here. He should return to form soon enough, but don’t expect the killer top-20 numbers that we saw last year. That being said, he should still hold value as an early-middle round play.

Fantasy News

  • Daquan Jeffries
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    The Kings have called up two-way player DaQuan Jeffries from their G League affiliate.

    DaQuan Jeffries is likely insurance in case Trevor Ariza (groin) is forced to miss some time as De'Aaron Fox has already been ruled out for weeks. He has yet to play a minute in a regular season game but might get his opportunity in the near future. He is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson (illness) will play on Thursday against the Cavs.

    Johnson has barely cracked the rotation as he is averaging 14.3 minutes over four contests so far this season. He is best left on the wire for now.

    Source: David Wilson on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (sprained left ankle) is still questionable to face the Cavs on Thursday and his status will be decided after he goes through warmups.

    Herro has already missed one contest due to this injury and might miss another. He has been a surprise so far for the Heat as he has a meaningful role and has even started three contests. Herro is currently averaging 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.8 turnovers and 1.8 three-pointers on .418 shooting while he is shooting .833 from the foul line. He is doing all of that in 29.2 minutes per game.

    Source: David Wilson on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Head coach Erik Spoelstra told the media that Goran Dragić will play on Thursday against the Cavs after being out with an illness.

    It is good news for Dragić who has been averaging 28.7 minutes off the bench over his first 10 ball games. Expect Dragić to take on his usual role off the bench in this winnable matchup.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter suffered a left rotator cuff strain with an associated shoulder capsule strain and will be re-evaluated after two weeks.

    This news guarantees that Huerter will miss the next eight contests before being re-evaluated. Look for Cam Reddish and DeAndre' Bembry to see more minutes during his absence. Bembry has the higher floor while Reddish has the higher ceiling if he could only improve upon his efficiency.

    Source: Marc J Spears on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza is listed as day-to-day after he exited Tuesday's game against the Blazers due to a sore right groin.

    The Kings decided to recall rookie DaQuan Jeffries in what appears to be a corresponding move. Ariza has disappointed so far this season and it appears that it won't get any better for him in the near future due to this injury. It is likely that Bogdan Bogdanović, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica see more minutes during Ariza's absence.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    According to head coach John Beilein, Kevin Porter Jr. (left hip contusion) and Matthew Dellavedova (right calf soreness) are both on track to play on Thursday against the Heat.

    Beilein went on to say that they will both be available unless they endure a setback during warmups. Porter Jr. has had flashes so far this season but is best left on the wire in standard leagues. Dellavedova is only averaging 14.9 minutes per game and is not fantasy relevant at this time.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len is not on the latest injury report with an ankle sprain so expect him to play on Thursday against the Suns.

    Len had a strong game off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and seven rebounds while contributing in other categories as well. He will need to show more consistency in order to be looked at in standard leagues. Len is currently on pace to finish with top-250/251 value.

    Source: Hawks PR on Twitter

  • Chandler Parsons
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Chandler Parsons (knees) has been upgraded to questionable for Thursday's road game against the Suns.

    Parsons has not been a meaningful part of any team's rotation for many years now and he can be ignored in fantasy.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    DeAndre' Bembry (illness) is probable to play in Thursday's road game against the Suns.

    Looks like Bembry might be a little under the weather but it seems he should be fine to play. With Kevin Huerter out, he should have a chance to log meaningful minutes and provide value in assists and steals.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter