• Malik Beasley
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Malik Beasley sat out Thursday's game vs. the Nets with an illness.

    Beasley sitting gave more time for Monte Morris (19 minutes, 10 points, three rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a triple) and it's a known fact that Morris is standard-league value when he gets enough time. It's just a short-term injury though, so Beasley should be re-inserted again soon.

Fantasy News

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier handed out seven assists, pulled down eight rebounds and scored 17 points (5-of-14 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) in 38 minutes in a home win over the Wizards on Tuesday.

    Rozier missed six threes tonight, and while he's known as a poor field goal percentage player, he deserves credit for shooting a career-high 42.9 percent this season. Overall, he's doing about exactly what most expected of him this season as a solid mid-round player.

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nic Batum left Tuesday night's game with left hand discomfort in the fourth quarter and did not return.

    We'll have to see if this is related to his previous injuries to his hand and just how severe the issue is. Batum's night ended with just two rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes.

    Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Bismack Biyombo
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Bismack Biyombo had a 13-point, 15-rebound double-double in 24 minutes on Tuesday as the Hornets beat the Wizards.

    Biyombo continues to start and help a little in boards, blocks, field goal percentage and turnovers, but he's just a streamer due to his limitations everywhere else, including minutes played. Cody Zeller has been getting about the same minutes allotment off the bench, and he double-doubled to night as well, going for 14 points, 11 rebounds, a steal and a three in 22 minutes.

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray will not return to Tuesday's game due to a trunk contusion.

    Murray was able to log only five minutes before sustaining the injury. He missed his only shot attempt, a trey, and was able to pull down one rebound during his brief stint.

    Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans continued to drain threes, making eight more on Tuesday in a 107-114 road loss to the Hornets in which he also had 32 points (11-of-18 FGs), nine rebounds, one assist and one block in 30 minutes off the bench.

    That makes it at least four 3-pointers in 11 of Bertans' last 13 games. In 9-cat leagues, he's been the 13th-best player over the past month. It's quite a shock, and it won't last, so either enjoy it while you can or sell high if you happen to have picked up Bertans at the right time.

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal struggled with his shot on Tuesday vs. the Hornets, missing all of his 3-point attempts for just the second time this season, but he did have 16 points on 6-of-19 shooting, four rebounds, nine assists and a block in 37 minutes.

    Beal is in a bit of a shooting slump, but he's still been good for second-round value in 8-cat and third-round value in 9-cat for the season. He's a very safe star player this season.

  • Rui Hachimura
    PF, Washington Wizards

    Rui Hachimura grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in addition to 18 points (7-of-16 FGs, 4-of-6 FTs), two assists and a steal in 33 minutes against the Hornets on Tuesday.

    Hachimura has stepped it up a bit lately, especially withThomas Bryant out. He's gone from a borderline standard league player to a mid-round guy over the last few weeks. He's got a few holes in his fantasy game, but his free throw percentage has been spectacular.

  • James Johnson
    PF, Miami Heat

    James Johnson was not on the Heat's pregame injury report but is apparently ill and not in the building for Tuesday's game.

    Johnson has struggled with injuries and conditioning issues to start the season. He can be left on the wire in all formats.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Dragan Bender
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Dragan Bender is still dealing with a right ankle sprain and will sit out Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    Bender has not been on fantasy radars for a while now, but is someone to watch in deep leagues in case he stumbles into some meaningful rotation minutes upon his return.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford is probable vs. the Hawks on Wednesday with a left finger sprain.

    Gafford has been the primary backup of Wendell Carter Jr., sending Luke Kornet into the aether of fantasy obscurity. Gafford is worth a spot on watch lists at this time and nothing more.

    Source: NBA.com