• Joel Embiid
    F/C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Blazers with a sore knee.

    While it's unfortunate that he won't be available to anchor fantasy teams' last day of the week push, the nature of his injury is still good news. Embiid has had some injury concerns in the early part of his career, so some soreness can be expected. Let's just be thankful that it's nothing more serious.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

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  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jaren Jackson Jr. nailed five 3-pointers on his way to 22 points on Sunday, as he made the most of his 23 minutes against the Nuggets.

    After a rough shooting night against the Jazz on Friday, Jackson got right back to his strong shooting from 3-point range, and has now hit four or more 3-pointers in three out of his last four games. It would appear JJJ is not going to snag a ton of rebounds (5.4) this season so you'll have to settle for enjoying bounties of 3-pointers and ideally Jackson's blocks (1.1) rise alongside his playing time (26.9 minutes).

  • JA Morant
    PG, Memphis Grizzlies

    Ja Morant had one of his weaker performances on Sunday versus the Nuggets, going for 13 points, six assists, one 3-pointer and four turnovers.

    This comes with the territory for a rookie with Morant's considerable talents. Until Morant can start hitting 3-pointers or racking up steals his value is going to be kept in check, but it is apparent that he is only going to get better, and will be a strong finisher in all likelihood this season.

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas managed to double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while chipping in two 3-pointers over the course of 22 minutes on Sunday.

    Valanciunas is always able to provide useful production but is still unable to carve out major minutes with the Grizzlies. The blowout was probably the biggest issue restricting his numbers today, but much like every season he spent with the Raptors, it appears we are not going to see Valanciunas get unleashed as a fantasy beast this season either.

  • Brandon Clarke
    PF, Memphis Grizzlies

    Brandon Clarke did not miss on Sunday, as he went for 19 points (8-of-8 FG), five rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    Clarke continues to hum along to solid late-round fantasy value as he regularly posts terrific shooting numbers. After he has a down game or two consider trying to acquire him from an inpatient fantasy owner and enjoy the benefits as the youngster's role increases as the season progresses.

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray had the definition of a bounce-back performance on Sunday, going for 39 points (14-of-24 FG), eight assists, three steals, one block and zero turnovers.

    This was a complete performance to make up for the awful game Murray had against the Nets on Thursday. The scoring in combination with an excellent assist-to-turnover ratio is what we need to see for Murray to live up to early-round billing that has always seemed within reach of Murray's potential.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic did little during the Nuggets 131-114 victory over the Grizzlies on Sunday, scoring nine points, handing out eight assists and grabbing five rebounds over 25 minutes.

    The game turned into a blowout and Jokic was not pressed to do much in this one. Jokic had been on a strong scoring binge heading into this game, but he just seems incapable of delivering across the board production that used to be his calling card. Don't do anything drastic, in all likelihood Jokic will play his way into elite production.

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap is crushing it for the Nuggets and kept the momentum going with 23 points (8-of-11 FG), five steals and two 3-pointers on Sunday against the Grizzlies.

    This game turned into a blowout and Millsap only saw the floor for 20 minutes, but he did plenty of damage. Millsap has been playing great, but this could be a sell-high moment for the veteran. Despite his advanced age, Millsap can still deliver plenty of fantasy goodness, but his role in Denver is not to score like he has this past week.

  • Jerami Grant
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Jerami Grant had a solid showing on Sunday, going for 12 points, five assists, two 3-pointers and one block.

    This is Grant's third consecutive game with double-digit points. We are still not seeing the minutes (24 today) to justify adding Grant in 12-team formats, but he is someone to keep an eye on and is worth a pickup in 14-team leagues for his blocks and three-point shooting.

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (achillies) will be playing on Sunday when the Hawks meet the Lakers.

    Turner is slowly ramping up his minutes with the Hawks so set your expectations to the minimum for the time being. Turner could build up to a role with late-round fantasy value, but he has never had the best fantasy game and can be left on the waiver wire until he has proven he will have a sizeable role with regular playing time.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard (left knee contusion) is questionable on the injury report, but head coach Doc Rivers said he "most deftinitely" will play on Monday vs. the Thunder.

    Leonard will have had four days off leading into Monday's game so hopefully he is over any injuries or rest issues at this point. Paul George's return will change the Clippers' overall shot distribution, but it is unlikely to take the ball out of Kawhi's hands. He remains a fantasy force that can only be stopped by the occasional maintenance day.

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter