• The Pacers called on Joe Young to start at point guard on Wednesday and actually gave him 34 minutes, though it yielded just six points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Young might’ve been a major dart throw for some of you tonight but it didn’t really result in much. Cory Joseph got 33 minutes and picked up eight points and eight assists, so that’s really where you want to look if Collison misses more time in the future.

Fantasy News

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot sprain) will not play on Saturday and remains without a timetable to return.

    Jim Boylen said that Porter is still dealing with some soreness, so there's no telling when he's able to return. It's been a very dispiriting start to the season but Porter is still worth holding onto unless your team is absolutely decimated by injury. Look for more Chandler Hutchison and multi-guard lineups while Porter is out.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon (right knee sprain) remains questionable for the Kings' matchup with the Lakers on Friday.

    It sounds like Dedmon should be available but the injury tag remains questionable. Considering how limited a role Dedmon has been able to carve out this season he is only a fantasy option for deep-league owners.

    Source: Kings PR on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson will come off the bench for the Knicks, while Taj Gibson will remain the starting center on Saturday vs. the Hornets.

    Fantasy wise this should not change Robinson's situation. If anything, Robinson will have an easier time collecting stats against the Hornet's second unit. This role could also help Robinson's foul trouble that has been plaguing him all season. Gibson's role is limited, but he does offer some field goal percentage benefits.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson (sore left plantar fascia) is being listed as probable heading into Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Gibson won't be able to carve out a consistent, reliable role on this Knicks roster and can be left alone in all leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (strained right hamstring) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Payton will continue to recover from this hamstring injury and can be dropped in most 12-team leagues. With a guard rotation or RJ Barrett, Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr. and Payton, his role on a night-to-night basis will be almost impossible to predict.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore abdomen/groin) is being listed as probable ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Hornets.

    Ntilikina has more value for the actual New York Knicks than he does any fantasy team. With David Fizdale's rotations being as sporadic as any, he's hard to trust in most leagues. However, prior to this game he had been rolling which means the upside is there and he warrants a hold as of right now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    RJ Barrett (right quad contusion) is being listed as probable for Saturday vs. the Hornets.

    Barrett hasn't been great as of late, coming in outside the top-300 over the past week. However, the potential upside that he carries along with the opportunity he'll have on the Knicks makes him a must-own guy. His owners will just have to roll with the punches that come along with him this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) is being listed as probable coming into Friday's matchup vs. the Kings.

    With Avery Bradley set to miss time with a lower leg injury, the Lakers might need to play KCP more than they'd like. The opportunity should warrant a flier in standard leagues but the expectations for him should be very, very low to begin with.

    Source: https://ak-static.cms.nba.com/referee/injury/Injury-Report_2019-11-15_01PM.pdf

  • OG Anunoby
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    OG Anunoby (right eye contusion) is expected to play in Saturday's matchup vs. the Mavericks.

    He missed Wednesday's game vs. the Blazers and the Raps still managed come out with the win. It's great news that he'll be back on the court tonight and his fantasy owners should be pleased to be getting back a top-35 guy. Fire him up in all lineups, sit back and relax.

    Source: Eric Smith on Twitter

  • Avery Bradley
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Avery Bradley suffered a hairline fracture in his lower right leg and will be re-evaulated in 1-2 weeks.

    Bradley had been dealing with a slew of injuries lately and an MRI taken Thursday night revealed the fracture. He was having a career-resurgence with the Lakers, playing 27.4 minutes per night which is third to only LeBron James and Anthony Davis. With him sidelined, expect Alex Caruso to maybe earn a look with the starters which makes him an interesting pickup in deeper leagues.

    Source: Mike Bresnahan on Twitter