January 25, 2018, 2:00 am
Lou Williams managed to hit the 20-point mark for the third straight game on Wednesday night but went just 6-of-18 in the process, adding seven assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes of work.
Williams has now scored 20 or more in 16 of the last 17 games but his monstrous run is coming to an end. He’s still averaging 29.2 points per game in January and might be a little ticked off about the All-Star snub (to be clear — he is very much ticked off), so owners might want to think about exploring the trade market if he posts another huge line in the coming days. While he’s a lock for top-75 value this season, his current run presents a great opportunity to trade up for a solid top-50 asset. If you can afford to part with his points, Williams might net you someone who fills a few needs. Your mileage may vary, however, and there’s nothing wrong with holding onto Sweet Lou all year.
November 22, 2019, 6:34 pmHamidou DialloSG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Hamidou Diallo (left knee sprain) will take the court on Friday when the Thunder meet the Lakers.
Diallo has had some solid games this year, and while he is inconsistent, opportunity is available on the Thunder. He is a decent streaming option who should also be considered in 14-team leagues for the moment.
Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 6:29 pmChandler HutchisonSF, Chicago Bulls
Chandler Hutchison (shin splints) will be absent for the Bulls-Heat clash on Friday and is doubtful to face the Hornets on Saturday.
Get Shaq Harrison in those DFS lineups folks. Hutchison would be getting the lion's share of small forward minutes with Otto Porter out, but for now they should all be heading Harrison's way. Harrison went nuts on Wednesday. Hutchison is traveling with the team to Charlotte but will be doubtful for that game as well.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 6:21 pmTrey BurkePG, Philadelphia Sixers
Trey Burke will play on Friday vs. the Spurs, as he continues to overcome any lingering effects of calf tightness.
Burkes is unlikely to emerge with any fantasy relevance on the Sixers. He's more of a 24 or 30-team target now that he is over the injury. He is still stuck behind Raul Neto.
Source: Serena Winters on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 6:18 pmAron BaynesC, Phoenix Suns
Aron Baynes will miss his third consecutive game on Saturday versus the Wolves as he continues to be inactive with a right hip contusion.
Baynes had been a fantasy darling before this injury put a stop to his breakout run. He has been getting ruled out before gameday throughout this injury, and you could still be looking at a week or two before his return. There is no clear cut winner with Baynes out so far, but continue to monitor the boxscores.
Source: Chris Hine on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 6:12 pmRicky RubioPG, Phoenix Suns
Ricky Rubio (back spasms) is doubtful for Saturday's matchup with the Wolves.
This would be his second straight absence due to the injury. Rubio has had plenty of injuries throughout his career and the Suns will probably exercise caution in treating the issue. Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker and Jevon Carter will see some extra minutes and ball-handling responsibilities in Rubio's absence.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 6:04 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie (left knee soreness) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Suns.
Okogie played through this issue all week already, and the Wolves are without Robert Covington (personal) and Jake Layman (left toe sprain) so don't count Okogie out yet. He's been up and down throughout the year, but has shown enough potential for consideration in 14-team leagues.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 6:00 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington will miss Saturday's game against the Suns for personal reasons.
This will be a minor blip on the fantasy radar so hang in there for a game or two and be ready deploy RoCo back into your lineup once he returns to the team.
Source: Wovles PR on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 5:51 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
As he is continuing to deal with a right hip flexor, Josh Richardson will miss Friday's matchup vs. the Spurs and is questionable for Saturday vs. the Heat.
Furkan Korkmaz will have another opportunity with Richardson out on Friday, but he did not do much in the last game as he received 16 minutes. Matisse Thybulle may also see a bump in playing time.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 5:46 pmCam ReddishG-F, Atlanta Hawks
Cam Reddish (left wrist sprain) will not play on Friday vs. the Pistons.
It looked like it was heading this way throughout the day for Reddish. DeAndre' Bembry is getting the starting nod and should be in store for extra counting stats tonight.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
November 22, 2019, 5:19 pmGrayson AllenSG, Memphis Grizzlies
Grayson Allen is listed as questionable on the injury report with left ankle soreness as the Grizzlies face the Lakers on Saturday.
The missed games continue to pile up for Allen. We still do not have much information for his return status. Perhaps he will make some noise later this season, but for the time being he can be ignored.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter