• Jarrett Allen
    C, Brooklyn Nets

    Kenny Atkinson wouldn't commit to a starting center regarding the Jarrett Allen or DeAndre Jordan decision he has looming.

    Atkinson did mention that Jordan told him he'll do whatever is needed to win. Allen would seem to be the better bet to start at this point, but they're probably looking at a pretty even timeshare. While Jordan was on the Knicks, he started and played about the same 26 minutes that Allen did on the Nets this past season.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

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  • Kyle Lowry
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    According to head coach Nick Nurse, Kyle Lowry is on schedule to return in a week and he is estimating a return for October 1st.

    The Raptors have been operating fine without Lowry, but can certainly use another talented body on their thin roster. When Lowry does return it will take some value away from Fred VanVleet and will probably make Norman Powell irrelevant for 12-team leagues.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson (questionable) is dealing with a sore back that could keep him out on Saturday vs. the Magic.

    With Myles Turner back in the lineup Sampson's role has been significantly reduced. He is off the fantasy radar as a result.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Zion Williamson
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    After speculating that he could miss the season, Reggie Miller corrected himself during the TNT broadcast and said Zion Williamson is on track to return in mid-December.

    Miller stated that "a little birdie" told him that he will "definitely" return in mid-December. It is hard to make too much out of his back-and-forth on the issue, but it is an update nonetheless. Zion will be handled with care whenever he returns, but he will still produce significant mid-round value as long as he takes the floor.

  • Chandler Parsons
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Chandler Parsons (left knee soreness) and Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) are available to play on Friday night against the Pistons.

    If it weren't for the massive contract the Grizzlies awarded to Chandler Parsons three years ago, he'd be in China and we wouldn't have to blurb about him so frequently. Both he and Evan Turner are indeed members of a professional NBA team, but they are miles off the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison (shin splints) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game against the Heat.

    Hutchison missed the last game and, even when he plays, he really has to strain to produce fantasy value. Shaq Harrison set the fantasy world alight by putting up a double-double with three steals and five assists, instantly becoming one of the most popular adds of the week. However, this is the Chicago Bulls, and once Hutchison is up to speed he should take up most of the small forward minutes vacated by Otto Porter. Shaq has been doing this for years as an elite steals streamer, but he has an expiration date. Hutchison is expired as a fantasy asset any time he steps on a basketball court. Ignore him.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Hamidou Diallo
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) is listed as questionable vs. the Lakers on Friday night.

    Diallo missed the last three games. Prior to his knee sprain, he had been generating buzz as a player to watch on the OKC wings, a position that the Thunder haven't been able to fill in almost half a decade. Diallo is an excellent rebounder for his position and has upped his steal rate considerably this season, but his playing time has been limited by the presence of similarly young and unproven wings. If he manages to separate from the competition, he'll be worth an add.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Draymond Green
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Draymond Green (sore right heel) is out on Friday against the Jazz.

    He'll be spared from having to square off against the defense of Rudy Gobert. Draymond Green has been ailed by injuries to his finger, his elbow and now his heel. At this rate, a catscratch could render him out indefinitely. Eric Paschall will soak up all of the minutes at his natural power forward position and, if we're being honestly, he's been outplaying Green at that spot all season. Those of you with Draymond Green on their rosters, you are in the unenviable position of both not being able to cut him or being able to get a respectable offer in return. Hold until either of those conditions change.

    Source: Logan Murdock on Twitter

  • Derrick White
    PG, San Antonio Spurs

    Derrick White (left foot soreness) will miss his second consecutive game Friday against the 76ers.

    There were rumors that White was dealing with an injury similar to last year's plantar fascia strain which kept him out for nearly a month. White has been underperforming, but it's solely an effect of Coach Popovich's wonky backcourt rotation and his misguided insistence on not playing him together with Dejounte Murray. Something's got to give in San Antonio with the Spurs sitting a 5-10 and lacking an identity on both sides of the ball. Should the Spurs trade away any major pieces, Derrick White stands as one of the players with the most to gain and, as such, should be on everyone's watch lists, if not rostered in standard leagues. Patty Mills looks in line to make another spot-start and is worth streaming consideration.

    Source: RJ Marquez on Twitter

  • Jeremy Lamb
    SG, Indiana Pacers

    Jeremy Lamb (sprained left ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

    Lamb previously mentioned that he participated fully in Thursday's practice and that he's expecting to be available for this game. Malcolm Brogdon is listed as doubtful, so Lamb should have his hands full if he returns on Saturday. If he makes his long-anticipated return, Justin Holiday will slide return to fantasy irrelevance while T.J. Warren's and Domantas Sabonis' usage will be spread out more evenly among the starters.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter

  • Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Malcolm Brogdon, who has been dealing with back spasms, got some shots up after Friday's practice, but he is still being listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Magic.

    Brogdon's missed the last two games, but he appears to be close to returning to practice, at least. In his absence, Aaron Holiday will be a popular streamer while Domantas Sabonis may inherit some additional ballhandling responsibilities in the post. Jeremy Lamb may return for this one, so he and T.J. Warren may absorb the bulk of Brogdon's vacated usage.

    Source: Scott Agness on Twitter