• Joel Embiid - F/C - Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid (left knee tendinitis) is a go for Sunday's matchup with the Pacers.

    Embiid has been out for the last eight games but returns for a matchup that could decide the third seed in the East. There are a few reports out there that he wasn't moving great in pregame warmups but he has to be in all fantasy lineups whenever he takes the court. Just hope he makes it through today without any further knee issues.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

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  • Otto Porter Jr. - F - Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (right rotator cuff strain) will not play on Monday against the Suns.

    Porter scored eight points on 3-of-9 from the field in Sunday's blowout loss to the Kings, and maybe the injury had as much to do with his quiet 24-minute game as the scoreboard. He's been an early-round player since joining the Bulls and his absence is a huge blow to fantasy owners, who will now get two games maximum out of OP this week. Shaq Harrison is the most likely to see extra minutes, with Wayne Selden and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot the other candidates to play more off the bench as the Bulls reshuffle the rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dwyane Wade - G - Miami Heat

    Dwyane Wade (bruised right hip) is probable for Monday's matchup with the Thunder.

    Wade played through the injury on Sunday and was able to post a full line with 17 points, eight boards, a block and two triples. He's fine to use if you need help with scoring, and there's always the potential that Father Prime contributes in other categories as well. Wade isn't a must-own player in most formats because of consistency issues, so buyer beware.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder - G/F - Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder (left knee soreness) will miss Monday's game.

    McGruder only played three minutes on Sunday and was trending down to begin with, so there isn't much fantasy impact here. James Johnson should get another chance to play after putting up 6-3-3 in 17 minutes yesterday. He's not too far off from becoming a deep-league asset again.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Justise Winslow - F - Miami Heat

    Justise Winslow (right thigh bruise) will not play in Monday's game against the Thunder.

    It'll be Winslow's second straight absence, and with little word on a timetable fantasy owners might be facing a tough lineup decision. Josh Richardson slid over to the point guard spot while Derrick Jones Jr. entered the starting lineup on Sunday, but we'll see if the Heat go back to that well with Richardson shooting 2-of-17 while Goran Dragic had a productive game off the bench. If Jones starts again he'll be worth a look for his output in steals, blocks and threes.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (lower back contusion) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Pistons.

    The Cavs are down to Ante Zizic and Marquese Chriss as traditional forwards, so Andre Drummond could have a big night with Blake Griffin already ruled out for rest. The Cavs have three games left this week and no back-to-backs, so hopefully Love isn't out long and can play in all three of those.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors

    An MRI on DeMarcus Cousins' sore right foot came back clean and he will be listed as day-to-day going forward.

    Cousins is officially out on Monday and expected to be out on Tuesday as well. His next chance to play will come on Thursday, and then the Warriors close the week against the Mavs and Pistons on Saturday and Sunday. Boogie has yet to play in both legs of a back-to-back this season, so it might be tough for fantasy owners to plug him into lineups with weekly locks despite his excellent play of late. Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell will see more minutes for the duration of Cousins' absence.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Kyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry (left ankle sprain) is now probable for Monday's matchup with the Knicks.

    Lowry was listed as questionable this morning after being downgraded to doubtful before the last two games, so he's clearly trending in the right direction. If he does play tonight, it'll give Nick Nurse his first crack at allocating minutes between Lowry, Fred VanVleet and Jeremy Lin. With no Kawhi Leonard (load management) tonight, Lowry's a great fantasy option if he plays.

    Source: Doug Smith on Twitter

  • DeMarcus Cousins - C - Golden State Warriors

    Anthony Slater of The Athletic is reporting that the Warriors plan to sit DeMarcus Cousins (sore right foot) on Tuesday against the Wolves.

    Cousins had already been ruled out for Monday's game as he heads for an MRI on his foot, and he's already looking at a three-game week if Slater's report is correct. With Golden Sate having a back-to-back on the weekend, it's possible that Cousins suits up just twice, if that, this week. Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell will take on more work up front but are only streaming options in fantasy.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr. - F - Phoenix Suns

    Kelly Oubre (left thumb sprain) will not play on Monday against the Bulls.

    It's a tough break for fantasy owners as Oubre has been excellent over the last couple of months. All the Suns should get more usage tonight, with Oubre averaging 16.2 shots per game in March. Josh Jackson is the most likely player to start, though Mikal Bridges could also draw the nod without much surprise. They're the top two targets here, with Bridges preferred unless you simply need popcorn numbers.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Bulls.

    Johnson will miss his third consecutive game. De'Anthony Melton should start again and is a nice option for steals, while Josh Jackson and Troy Daniels should also see more minutes as the wing rotation gets shuffled around a bit. Johnson is a late-round player when healthy, so if you have to move on for another option you can go ahead and make that transaction.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter