• Jaylen Brown
    F, Boston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown (lower back bruise) has been ruled out for Friday's game.

    Brown was not expected to play in this one, but at least we have the official news early. Marcus Smart will continue to start at shooting guard. He's a solid option for steals and assists if you can afford the hit to field goal percentage.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside has been downgraded to out for Thursday's contest vs. the Bucks.

    The Blazers will be in desperate need of frontcourt help with Whiteside, Zach Collins and Jusuf Nurkić all ruled out. Nassir Little, Skal Labissiere, Anthony Tolliver, Mario Hezonja and Carmelo Anthony could all see extra minutes as a result while Little is most likely their best defensive big left. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brook Lopez could have great fantasy lines against this frontcourt.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Anfernee Simons
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anfernee Simons will play Thursday vs. the Bucks after previously being listed as questionable with a left ankle injury.

    With Damian Lillard ruled out, Simons will see an increased role within the offense and could be an interesting DFS play depending on his price tag. He doesn't contribute too much outside of scoring categories but he has shown that he can put the ball in the hoop.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vučević had an MRI done that revealed a right lateral ankle sprain and he will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days.

    It was previously reported that Nikola would miss a minimum of four weeks which is still true. This report gives us more information regarding the injury. The Magic will re-evaluate in 7-10 days to see how the initial recovery goes and could update his timetable as a result. Expect Vuč to miss at least the next four weeks.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Brandon Knight (right ankle sprain) is probable to face the Mavs on Friday.

    Knight is not a consistent part of the rotation as he has only played in five out of their 14 games so far this season. He is not currently on the fantasy radar with the exception of 30-team leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House (sore left shoulder) is officially listed as questionable on the official NBA Injury Report ahead of Friday's contest against the Clippers.

    It was reported earlier on Thursday that House was doubtful for Friday's game so the fact that he is now being listed as questionable is a positive indicator for his chances of playing. However, the Rockets did recently call up Gary Clark from the G League so he is truly questionable for this contest. Continue to monitor as there will be more information that will come out ahead of tip-off.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. has been dealing with a sprain in his left thumb but is listed as available a day in advance of Friday's matchup vs. the Heat.

    It is encouraging to see WCJ available a day in advance of game-time as he has been listed as probable ahead of the last few contests. It appears that the young big man has put his injury woes behind him and is currently on pace to produce top top 125/120 per-game value. Although he has consistently found himself on the injury report, he has yet to miss a game this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry (illness) is questionable to take on the Cavs on Friday.

    Curry missed Wednesday's contest due to the same illness that may hold him out of Friday's game. If he does sit out, it will be hard to predict exactly who will be given Curry's 21.5 minutes per game as Wednesday's game was a complete blowout. Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee, Jalen Brunson, Delon Wright and Justin Jackson are all candidates but Hardaway and Wright seem like the most likely.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis continues to deal with some right shoulder soreness but is listed as probable for Friday's contest vs. the Thunder.

    Davis has been amazing so far for the Lakers in the games that he has played as he is currently in the top-5 in terms of fantasy value in both 8 and 9 category leagues. Expect Davis to continue to dominate if he is able to take the floor as the Thunder bigs will have trouble defending the versatile All-Star.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Alex Caruso
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Alex Caruso is being listed as probable for Friday's game against the Thunder as he nurses a right calf strain.

    Caruso is averaging just over 20 minutes per game this season and has performed well off the bench. He is currently on pace to finish with top 225/215 in per-game value.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Cory Joseph
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    Cory Joseph (left heel bruise) is listed as questionable ahead of Friday's tilt against the Nets.

    Joseph has been starting in place of the injured De'Aaron Fox and if Joseph misses this contest, the Kings will look to Yogi Ferrell to start in his place. Joseph's teammate, Bogdan Bogdanović is also questionable for Friday's game with left hamstring tightness. The guys that are able to play will see plenty of opportunity as the Kings have gotten the injury bug in the early-going this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report