November 16, 2019, 9:19 pmJoe HarrisSF, Brooklyn Nets
Joe Harris is not just a shooter as he handed out eight assists, along with 22 points, four rebounds, two steals and two threes on Saturday vs. the Bulls.
Harris is averaging 1.4 assists for the season so this game might just be an outlier but it is nice to see he has some vision. He has been reliable all season for points and threes.
December 15, 2019, 4:55 pmRajon RondoPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (left hamstring strain) will have his minutes limit increased to 25 on Sunday vs. the Hawks.
There isn't much noteworthy here. Rondo already played 24 minutes in the last one after returning from his hamstring pull and there is not much evidence to suggest that Rondo deserves much more than that allotment of minutes at this stage of his career. He's useful as an assists streamer, but it has become increasingly more difficult to rely on him to even provide consistent output in that one category.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 4:51 pmAvery BradleySG, Los Angeles Lakers
Avery Bradley (leg) will have his minutes limit increased to 25 on Sunday.
Bradley has been back since Friday and he's slowly working his way back from a leg fracture suffered earlier this season. Whether he plays five minutes or 50, he's off the fantasy radar as a consistently putrid per-minute producer.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 4:45 pmBismack BiyomboC, Charlotte Hornets
The Hornets will start Bismack Biyombo at center against the Pacers on Sunday, sliding Cody Zeller up to power forward.
Well, the Hornets had to do something after PJ Washington broke his finger and Nicolas Batum was ruled out with lingering soreness in his surgically-repaired hand. Seeing as they lack the personnel at both forward spots, they're choosing to get creative and play a two-center lineup against Indiana's supersized frontcourt. It'll be interesting to see how this affects Miles Bridges, who hasn't played at SF since last season, but for the most part expect the Hornets' guards to carry the offensive load, as usual. This is still a matchup to target for the Pacers' bigs.
Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 4:39 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (elbow soreness) will play on Sunday against the Hawks.
James had been listed as questionable since last night. The Lakers don't really need his services tonight against a bad Hawks team, but it's reassuring to know that James isn't dealing with any serious injury issues. Fire him up as you usually would, with the caveat that he may sit out the entire 4th if the Hawks can't keep this game close.
Source: Bill Oram on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 4:37 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (upper respiratory illness) has been downgraded to out on Sunday.
Embiid had previously been listed as doubtful. The Sixers are at risk of being very shorthanded up front against the Nets, but if Al Horford plays he would do so against a very defensively vulnerably Brooklyn frontcourt. No need to worry about Embiid in the long-term.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 4:30 pmLonnie Walker IVSG, San Antonio Spurs
Lonnie Walker IV (bruised right knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Rockets.
Walker suffered a non-contact injury in the last game that had observers fearing the worst. It looks like he's avoided major injury and he has a chance to suit up tomorrow. That said, the guard rotation in San Antonio is a mess and, even if the dust settles, Walker's fantasy game is very one-dimensional at this stage in his career. Whenever Gregg Popovich commits to a youth movement in San Antonio, we'll let you know, but even in the event that they begin playing their young guard, Walker would be third on the pecking order after Dejounte Murray and Derrick White as it stands.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 4:24 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray (thoracolumbar soreness) has been downgraded to questionable vs. the Knicks on Sunday.
We're not sure what happened during shootaround, but Murray had come into today listed as probable. Maybe they just noticed the opponent, but most likely, the Nuggets want to be cautious with Murray on the second half of a back-to-back. Keep an eye on his status closer to tipoff. If he misses this one, Monte Morris is in line for a huge role and doesn't figure to come off the court in the event of a blowout, which was exactly what happened the last time these two teams met a few weeks back.
Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 4:09 pmNicolas BatumSG, Charlotte Hornets
Nicolas Batum (left hand contusion) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game versus the Pacers.
He was trending in this direction since yesterday, but this leaves the Hornets dangerously short at the SF spot. The Pacers are a big team, so we might see some more lineups with Miles Bridges at the three to counter Indiana's size.
Source: Charlotte Hornets on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 3:37 pmNassir LittleSF, Portland Trail Blazers
Nassir Little (back spasms) is questionable for Monday's game.
Little didn't play in Portland's last game, though his playing time has been trending down since a short run in the starting five. He's not a fantasy option.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
December 15, 2019, 3:36 pmIsaiah ThomasPG, Washington Wizards
Isaiah Thomas (left calf strain) has a "good chance" of returning on Monday.
Thomas has been out for 10 days, though it remains to be seen if he'll go right back into the starting five upon returning. He's been a much better fit, at least from a fantasy perspective, with the second unit. Ish Smith's value will take a hit.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter