• James Johnson
    F, Miami Heat

    James Johnson (illness) has been ruled out of Sunday's game.

    Johnson's absence should open up more minutes for the Heat's deep group of forwards, and Derrick Jones Jr. figures to start since he replaced Johnson in the second half on Friday. Give all your Heat players a marginal bump but don't expect too much.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton collected 14 points, four boards, five assists and a steal on Wednesday night against the Warriors.

    Payton came off the bench, but was on the court as the Knicks tried to close out the game. It's worth noting that Payton saw the most minutes at the point finishing the game with 29 minutes, and Frank Ntilikina only seeing 13 of action.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield found his shot in the second half of Wednesday's 93-94 victory against the Thunder, ending with 23 points, six boards, six assists, two steals and five 3-pointers on 9-of-24 shooting.

    The efficiency isn't pretty in this stat line, but it was largely due to a terrible first half. Hield has been heating up with De'Aaron Fox on the sidelines, sitting just outside the top-20 in the last two weeks.

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Homles pitched in 10 points, seven boards, two steal and block in 25 minutes on Wednesday night.

    The big question was how the return of Marvin Bagley would impact Holmes. It looks like he will still be a valuable fantasy asset and Luke Walton said they could both see the court at the same time. It's a situation to monitor, but so far, so good for fantasy GMs with Holmes on their rosters.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic hit the game-winner on Wednesday night against the Thunder, ending the night with 17 points, three boards, a steal and two 3-pointers.

    Bogdanovic can score, and that's about it. If you need a quick jolt of points in your lineup, he is a solid streaming option. However, he can't be relied on for much else in standard leagues.

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley returned to action on Wednesday night and saw 23 minutes off the bench, ending with 11 points, six rebounds and a block on 5-of-13 shooting.

    Bagley was weened into action but was able to contribute on both ends of the glass. It will be worth monitoring how time is shared with Richaun Holmes playing so well in his absence.

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Chris Paul missed the game-winner on Wednesday, but still had a respectable night, finishing with eight points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and a career-high three blocks.

    Paul wasn't able to get it done with his shooting on Wednesday, but made up for it with the rest of his stats. Not many people are setting career-highs at the age of 34, but the blocks were a nice gift to anyone with Paul in their starting lineups or DFS rosters. Paul is just outside of the top-20 and should be around the mark, barring injury.

  • Steven Adams
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Steven Adams collected another double-double on Wednesday, finishing the night with 12 points, 11 boards, four assists and two blocks.

    Believe it or not, Adams has been a top-20 player over the last two weeks. It was a slow start for the big man, but he is quickly making up for it.

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put together a well-rounded line on Wednesday, ending with 14 points, four boards, four assists, a steal and a block on 4-of-11 shooting.

    SGA is struggling with efficiency and has been outside the top-130 over the last two weeks. His ability to pitch in with other stats is promising and some buy-low offers would be advised before he heats up.

  • Dennis Schroder
    PG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Dennis Schroder turned 31 minutes off the bench into 17 points, two rebounds, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers on Wednesday night

    Schroder is getting plenty of minutes, even if coming off the bench. He is a top-75 player in the last two weeks, and can keep that up if the playing time stays.

  • Ersan Ilyasova
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Ersan Ilyasova made the most of a spot start on Wednesday, chipping in 18 points (8-of-10 shooting), nine rebounds, two 3, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

    Ilyasova joined the Bucks starting five with Giannis Antetokounmpo out with right quad soreness. He's a short-term value stream while the Greek Freak is on the mend, but should return to the shadows of fantasy obscurity once the Bucks' MVP candidate is active and playing once again.