• JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    JaVale McGee scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, three steals and two blocks over 27 minutes in Friday's win over the Jazz.

    McGee has dropped into the top 40-60 range (9/8 cat) over the last two weeks following the addition of Tyson Chandler, so his owners were glad to see this line. If you sold high for a top-50 player you probably won the trade but it's still early.

Fantasy News

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (ankle) will play at home against the Bucks on Monday.

    LaVine has played his usual allotment of minutes since first rolling his ankle on November 12 and has actually been better in the past week with averages of 29-3-4 with 3.3 triples and 1.4 steals on 44% shooting from the field and 91% from the line. On the season he is returning top-45/75 value (8-cat/9-cat).

  • T.J. McConnell
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    T.J. McConnell (groin) has been ruled out for Monday's road game against the Nets.

    This will be McConnell's second game on the sidelines and with Malcolm Brogdon still out, Aaron Holiday will continue to start for the Pacers at the point and his brother Justin Holiday will see more run. Naz Mitrou-Long also played 15 minutes on Saturday but he is far from providing value in anything but the deepest of formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is listed as questionable on the official NBA injury report on Monday to play at home versus the Pacers.

    Kyrie played through the injury at "less than 100% on Thursday against Denver" according to coach Kenny Atkinson and he first sustained the injury "after a hit he took on Tuesday November 11 against the Jazz." This may explain his sub-par shooting over the past two games that he played and hopefully sitting out on Saturday against the Bulls gave him some time to heal. He is still sitting inside the top-10 in standard league formats on the year and could sustain that value with Caris LeVert on the sideline for the near future. If Irving can not suit up, Spencer Dinwiddie would start at the point again and guys like Joe Harris and Taureen Prince would soak up more usage.

    Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson (ankle) is available to play on Monday against the New York Knicks.

    Robinson missed a practice over the weekend but he was listed as probable and this report now confirms he will play Monday night. He is sitting inside the top-60 in 9-cat formats in only 19 minutes a game and if coach Fizdale were to ever let him loose, he would vault up much higher than that. However, it may take a change of job status for coach Fizdale in order for Robinson to truly unleash his potential but with all the discontent and rumors floating around about the Knicks coaching staff and front office, it may only be a matter of time before a change occurs.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ante Zizic
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Ante Zizic (plantar fasciitis) will play in Monday's road game against the New York Knicks.

    Zizic just returned from a mult-week absence on Sunday with six points and two rebounds in 17 minutes but with Larry Nance Jr. (thumb), Kevin Love (back), and John Henson (hamstring) all ruled out, he could be thrust into a meaningful role on Monday. He may be a popular DFS play but a wait and see approach should be taken in standard season-long formats as Nance & Love should not be dealing with long term injuries.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Larry Nance Jr.
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Larry Nance (left thumb sprain) has been ruled out for Monday's road game against the Knicks.

    Nance recently saw a specialist for his thumb but there were little details revealed about the results. He will sit out tonight along with Kevin Love (back) which should open up a lot of minutes in the Cavaliers front court. Tristan Thompson and Cedi Osman will most likely get as much run as they can handle and Ante Zizic should be a part of the rotation and a sneaky DFS play with John Henson (hamstring) also still out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins (illness) will not play in Monday's road game against the Utah Jazz.

    Wiggins did not travel with the team to Utah and his next chance to get back on the court will be on Wednesday versus Utah at home. With the uncertainty around his availability he may be difficult to start in weekly formats as the Wolves only have 2 more games this week. Josh Okogie and Jarret Culver will continue to soak up his minutes and Karl-Anthony Towns should continue absorbing a lot of the usage.

    Source: Alan Horton on Twitter

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (lower back contusion) is listed as out for Monday's road game against the Knicks.

    This seemingly came out of nowhere as this the first mention of the injury. Love did only play 25 minutes in Sunday's game against the Nuggets but that was more due to the blowout nature of the game as the Cavs were down by almost 30 going into the third quarter. With Larry Nance (thumb) also out look for Tristan Thompson to get as much run as he can handle. Ante Zizic is also off of the injury report so he could be sprinkled in as well.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (nose) underwent surgery Monday to address a sinus obstruction stemming from a broken nose he suffered with the Knicks in 2018 and will be out indefinitely.

    Kornet was only averaging twelve minutes per game this season and was not a regular part of the rotation. With Cristiano Felicio (wrist) still out, this may open up a few minutes for Daniel Gafford but all three
    big men belong on the wire in most formats as coach Jim Boylen most recently just shortened his rotation against the Nets on Saturday.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (hip) was not present at practice on Monday but coach Erik Spoelstra said he is "getting much closer" to a return.

    Jones has only played in four games this season in a limited role and just simply can not stay healthy. His potential as a defensive specialist has been on display in the past but with Miami's crowded front court rotation and his inability to stay healthy, it is uncertain whether or not he can actually reach this ceiling any time soon. He can be left on the wire in all shallow formats.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter