• Jabari Parker
    F, Chicago Bulls

    Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg is still mulling options, but according to Cody Westerlund, Jabari Parker is still likely to come off of the bench following the injury to Bobby Portis (knee).

    This is somewhat surprising given the other starting option Hoiberg is mulling is rookie Chandler Hutchison. Even though Hutchison may start, Parker remains to be the superior option for DFS and season long fantasy leagues as he will see increased usage and minutes.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Andre Roberson
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Andre Roberson (left knee) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Roberson has been ramping up his workload recently and is getting closer to a return, but it won't come in the opener. Roberson can be left on the waiver wire.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Nassir Little
    SF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Nassir Little (left ankle sprain) is available to play in Wednesday's tilt against the Nuggets.

    Little doesn't hold much value as he battles for backup minutes with a host of players.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) is good to go for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Whiteside practiced without limitations on Monday, and now we have official confirmation that he will play. Whiteside has proven to be elite in rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage in limited minutes, and has the potential for a career-year with the shortage of options in the Blazers frontcourt.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Reggie Jackson
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Reggie Jackson (lower back tightness) is listed as probable to face the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Although the team added a few guards and Jackson is about as dull as they come, he is the starting PG for a fringe playoff team who is a reliable source for points and assists, while quietly nearly doubling his career average from the three-point range last year.

    Source: Eric Woody on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (sore lower back) is being listed as questionable to play in Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    The Pistons have a back-to-back set to open the season and are already going to be without Blake Griffin for the rest of October, so they need Morris in the lineup. Is Morris can't go, Christain Wood is going to be a hot cheap DFS play to open the season after earning a roster spot by averaging 13.2 points and 7.2 rebounds in five preseason games.

    Source: Eric Woody on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons announced on Tuesday that Blake Griffin (sore left hamstring/posterior knee soreness) will continue to receive treatment and will be re-evaluated in the first week of November.

    Things aren't looking too good for Griffin as the injuries could have some correlation. Griffin's extensive injury history is already starting to bite, and we'd have to imagine the Pistons are going to be careful with him. It will be a lot of Markieff Morris (sore lower back) and Christain Wood in the meantime.

    Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    Team, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (concussion) is no longer being listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Sixers.

    Williams has the requisite size to match up with Embiid and may find himself in the starting C spot as the Celtics employ a mix-and-match strategy there. He is hard to trust outside of being a blocks specialist.

    Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter

  • Klay Thompson
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    In a mini reversal, Steve Kerr said on Tuesday that it's "still possible" that Klay Thompson (torn left ACL) returns this year.

    The reality is that both comments are correct and neither should be read into too much. Thompson underwent surgery to fix his ACL in July, and all the timelines being thrown out are just speculation. Owners should operate with a return after the All-Star break as a best-case scenario.

    Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter

  • Tacko Fall
    C, Boston Celtics

    Tacko Fall (concussion) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Sixers.

    Fall isn't a fantasy option this year and could find himself in the G League instead of buried on the bench.

    Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    Kevon Looney (left hamstring strain) said that he is 95 percent sure that he is going to play in Thursday's season opener against the Clippers.

    With Willie Cauley-Stein (left foot strain) ruled out for the game already, the Warriors are going to need Looney out there. Marquese Chriss would be in line for substantial run should Looney not be able to go.

    Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter