• Jordan Clarkson
    G, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Jordan Clarkson dropped 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting with five assists in 26 minutes in a loss to the Lakers on Wednesday.

    His poor efficiency helps the Cavs tank mode season outcome, so they will play him as much as they can if he provides inefficient scoring. All he does is score, so he is a good source for that in fantasy. However, he can be left on the wire if scoring is not your biggest issue.

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  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) will be out for Friday's matchup with the Wizards.

    Napier's sixth straight absence from the lineup due to the hamstring issue. It looks like Jarrett Culver is going to be tough to surpass whenever Napier is ready to return to the rotation. He is not much of an option beyond deep-leagues when he does get back to playing.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Carmelo Anthony
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Carmelo Anthony is not expected to take the floor for the Blazers before Tuesday against the Pelicans.

    The Blazers presumably signed Melo to give him some actual minutes, as a result it should not take him too long to get into the lineup and take on his fully realized role. If Anthony can follow Hassan Whiteside's lead and become another Damian Lillard teammate success story he may have some fantasy value for standard leagues, but he is more likely to be a deep-league option. If you have some dead weight to drop there is no harm in scooping Melo up for one last ride.

    Source: ESPN

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Due to a right shoulder impingement, Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Bulls.

    This injury originally was flagged on Thursday and had Kyrie questionable. His status is the same for Saturday as it was on Thursday and hopefully he only feels better with another night of rest on Friday. Although the Nets have not looked so good of late, Irving is continuing to rack up plenty of stats, and you can continue deploying him with confidence when healthy.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo is out with knee soreness on Friday and Terrance Ferguson will take his place in the starting lineup against the Sixers.

    Diallo had been on a hot streak for the Thunder, but he is more of a deep-league play at this point. Ferguson has more NBA value than in fantasy and can be ignored despite his starting role tonight.

    Source: Erik Horne on Twitter

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague will start on Friday for the Wolves vs. the Wizards.

    Teague returned on Wednesday after a four-game absence and performed well. On Friday he will be responsible for helping to orchestrate more of the offense from the perimeter while Andrew Wiggins is absent for personal reasons. Teague is a solid DFS play tonight.

    Source: Dane Moore on Twitter

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House (back) will be absent for the Rockets-Pacers game on Friday and has a 50/50 chance to play on Saturday.

    House has had a fantastic season averaging 12 points, 2.5 three-pointers, 1.2 steals and 1 block on strong percentages thus far. Eric Gordon is out as well and House will ultimately return with a large role in the Rocket's lineup.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook is active on Friday but is more than likely resting on Saturday vs. the Wolves according to head coach Mike D'Antoni.

    It is frustrating in the moment to see Westbrook getting rested like all of the NBA superstars nowadays, but it may be in his best interest for the 82 game long regular season. Just enjoy having him healthy all season and prepare for his absence on Saturday.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    In addition to being out Friday for personal reasons, Andrew Wiggins is uncertain to play on Saturday against the Rockets.

    Wiggins is with his family after his grandmother's passing. He will be back soon enough, and has done plenty already this season. Hold off on any sell-high trade offers for the time being.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Dejounte Murray
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Dejounte Murray (knee maintenance) will take the court on Friday vs. the Magic, but rest on Saturday vs. the Blazers.

    Standard protocol for Murray as the Spurs want to make sure he has no relapses this season. All in all, Murray has been a tad disappointing this season, but he still has a lot of potential for improvement. If he could ever get to share the floor with Derrick White it would be a boon for his value. For now, he is a solid hold with upside in standard leagues.

    Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. will be absent yet again on Saturday, as he continues to deal with a left hip injury.

    DJJ is a lost cause at this point. A lot would have to change on the Heat for Jones to discover a decent role at this point. Perhaps he will surprise us at the end of the year, but the Heat are playing winning basketball already, and it is unlikely they turn to DJJ when the team is already performing above expectations. Kz Okpala is also out tonight due to an ongoing achilles injury.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter