• James Johnson
    F, Miami Heat

    James Johnson (personal) will play on Tuesday vs. the Hawks.

    Johnson missed shootaround for personal reasons, but will play in Tuesday's game. The veteran has played limited minutes thus far as he works his way back from injury and this will likely remain for a couple of weeks. There is upside for top-120 production eventually so he is worth a speculative add in 12-team leagues, but you'll need to be patient. The Heat do have a fair amount of wing depth as well, so anything more than 30 minutes a night is probably unlikely.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter

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  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (personal) missed all three of his shots from the field in his return to action on Tuesday but was able to record two assists and two steals.

    DSJ will be brought along slowly, but at least he's not completely out of the rotation. His presence is a legitimate threat to recently surging Frank Ntilikina, who had three points (1-of-4 shooting), one rebound four assists and three steals. For now, stick with Ntilikina, but get ready to cut bait once the point guard carousel starts to give you motion sickness as it spins.

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid had a great night on Tuesday that ended with the game-winning dunk, which was part of a line that also included 27 points (10-for-20 FGs, 4-for-5 FTs), 16 rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

    Embiid is doing what was expected of him to this point. He's putting up top-15 value on a per-game basis, but he's missed three games. Enjoy the roller coaster.

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Huerter left to go to the locker room and was seen "holding his left shoulder very gingerly" on Tuesday night after a foul from Nikola Jokic.

    Continue to check for updates but this would be a big loss for the Hawks as Huerter was perfect from the field (4-of-4) so far on Tuesday. Cam Reddish, DeAndre' Bembry and Tyrone Wallace will see additional minutes if Huerter is forced to miss time.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine stayed in the game Tuesday despite rolling his ankle on a made basket.

    LaVine's ankle injury is worth monitoring but he has been able to stay in the game for now. Continue to monitor this situation as more news will certainly come out post-game.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle played just 13 minutes but still snagged two steals and three blocks, though he added only two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer on Tuesday vs. the Cavs.

    The legend continues for Thybulle. He's just not getting enough minutes or stats outside of steals and blocks to be worth rostering right now. There aren't many better defensive-stat streamers, though.

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (shoulder) had an efficient night from the floor as he returned from a two-game absence, putting up 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes vs. the Cavs on Tuesday.

    It's good to see a strong first game back for Simmons. He got off to a slow start this season outside of some ridiculous steal numbers, but there's plenty of reason to think he'll be fine. Furkan Korkmaz started this game with Al Horford resting, but the extra minutes didn't do much for his line tonight. Korkmaz can get you threes, but that's about it right now.

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris went 0-for-11 from deep as he provided just eight points, five rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes on Tuesday as the Sixers got passed the Cavs 98-97.

    Harris hasn't hit a 3-pointer in four games now, though that seems like a fluke. Otherwise, he's doing about what he always does: put up deceptively valuable numbers across the board, landing him as a 4th-to-5th round player.

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis double-doubled on Tuesday, ending the ball game with 18 points and 16 rebounds in only 29 minutes of action.

    Sabonis pitched in with two assists and one block while he turned the ball over two times in the contest. His value stems from points and rebounds while he doesn't hurt in either of the percentages. He will continue to be a focal point of the offense, especially while Myles Turner remains out with a sprained right ankle.

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 points on 50 percent shooting while he added six rebounds, five assists, three turnovers and two three-pointers on Tuesday.

    Brogdon also hit both of his free throw attempts on Tuesday which helped his overall line. He only saw 25 minutes of action due to the blowout factor, eight minutes less than his season average so far this year (33.7). Brogdon and the Pacers will look to continue their momentum on Friday as they take on the Rockets.

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson broke out his new skill and hit a pair of treys to go with his 17-point, 12-board double-double on Tuesday.

    Thompson was 7-of-13 from the floor, hit 1-of-2 free throws and threw in a steal in 33 minutes. Had fantasy players drafted Tristan Thompson in the fourth round, they'd still be happy with his season to this point. At the moment, Thompson ranks 31st in 9-cat. It's hard to imagine you can get too much for him given his history, so it may be best to keep him and enjoy the ride.