• Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Toronto Raptors

    Jonas Valanciunas was only needed for 14 minutes on Saturday night but still posted eight points and nine rebounds against the Bulls.

    Garbage time got him tonight, as Greg Monroe closed things out with seven points and three boards in eight minutes. JV is a strong per-minute producer and there's no need for fantasy owners to worry about his output even as he's settled into a reserve role.

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  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (lower back contusion) is listed as out for Monday's road game against the Knicks.

    This seemingly came out of nowhere as this the first mention of the injury. Love did only play 25 minutes in Sunday's game against the Nuggets but that was more due to the blowout nature of the game as the Cavs were down by almost 30 going into the third quarter. With Larry Nance (thumb) also out look for Tristan Thompson to get as much run as he can handle. Ante Zizic is also off of the injury report so he could be sprinkled in as well.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (nose) underwent surgery Monday to address a sinus obstruction stemming from a broken nose he suffered with the Knicks in 2018 and will be out indefinitely.

    Kornet was only averaging twelve minutes per game this season and was not a regular part of the rotation. With Cristiano Felicio (wrist) still out, this may open up a few minutes for Daniel Gafford but all three
    big men belong on the wire in most formats as coach Jim Boylen most recently just shortened his rotation against the Nets on Saturday.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. (hip) was not present at practice on Monday but coach Erik Spoelstra said he is "getting much closer" to a return.

    Jones has only played in four games this season in a limited role and just simply can not stay healthy. His potential as a defensive specialist has been on display in the past but with Miami's crowded front court rotation and his inability to stay healthy, it is uncertain whether or not he can actually reach this ceiling any time soon. He can be left on the wire in all shallow formats.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Ryan Anderson
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Ryan Anderson has been waived by the Houston Rockets.

    He played a total of 14 minutes in his second stint with Houston, and has not been relevant in fantasy hoops for a few seasons now.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Domantas Sabonis
    C, Indiana Pacers

    Domantis Sabonis (hip) will play in Monday's road game against the Brooklyn Nets.

    Sabonis did not close out Saturday's game against the Bucks but the game was well out of hand and it looks like the injury will not keep him out of Monday night's game against the Nets. He will start at PF with Myles Turner back from injury and look to keep up his stellar points and rebounds double-double rate which has kept him at a top-40 ranking in standard league formats this season.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (illness) missed practice Monday because he is still sick.

    Dragic is still under the weather but will have a couple of days to feel better with Miami's next game coming on Wednesday at home versus the Cavs. With only three games this week all falling on busy days with at least ten games, he may be difficult to play in weekly formats but should still be held onto in standard daily leagues as he is providing top-100 value in his new bench role this season. Justice Winslow (concussion) and Derrick Jones Jr. (hip) did not participate in practice as well.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Aaron Holiday
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Aaron Holiday will be starting in Monday's road game against the Brooklyn Nets.

    Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. McConnell are both out so Holiday will slot directly into the starting PG position as he did in his last game on Saturday. He is providing top-100 value in standard formats over the last two weeks with averages of 12-3-4 and 1.3 steals a game so he can be viewed as a popular DFS play and streaming option for tonight's game. Just keep in mind the Pacers only have one more game this week on Saturday, which already has ten games on the schedule and the five days off may also give his teammates the time to heal up and get back on the court.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Jeremy Lamb (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's road game against the Nets.

    Lamb has been trending in the right direction with a questionable tag as recently as Friday but he will sit out his seventh straight game. The Pacers only have one more game this week, at home versus the Magic on Saturday, so he should have plenty of time to get right but for managers in weekly leagues, he can be safely left on the bench. The Holiday brothers, Aaron and Justin, should continue to get more run in his and Malcolm Brogdon's absence.

    Source: J. Michael on Twitter

  • Kyle Kuzma
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Kuzma dropped 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting in a win over the Hawks on Sunday.

    Kuzma is back into the swing of things and should cruise to late-round value. He added five rebounds, three triples and one block to the stat sheet.

  • LeBron James
    SF, Los Angeles Lakers

    LeBron James double-doubled in a 122-101 win against the Hawks on Sunday as he put up 33 points and 12 assists.

    James shot 13-of-21 from the field and 6-of-10 from beyond the arc. He also grabbed seven boards and added one steal and one block to the box score. James' co-star Anthony Davis had an off night with 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting with five assists and five blocks. Both guys are locks for top-15 value.