• Malik Monk
    G, Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk (right quad contusion) is available to play on Friday vs. the Jazz.

    That’s good news for Monk but for fantasy purposes he’s just a low-end play for some points and threes since Jeremy Lamb has been killing it and rookie Miles Bridges is also competing for minutes.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

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  • Vince Carter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Vince Carter (personal) has been ruled out of Thursday's game.

    Carter has missed the previous two games and there's no timeline for his return. His absence might open up some more minutes for DeAndre' Bembry but there's not much fantasy impact.

    Source: KL Chouninard on Twitter

  • Cam Reddish
    G-F, Atlanta Hawks

    Cam Reddish (left shoulder) is probable for Thursday's game.

    Reddish left Tuesday's game and it's good to see that he's not expected to miss time. With Kevin Huerter suddenly out indefinitely, Reddish should be able to hold onto his starting spot. He's a weak option in redraft formats.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter is listed as the starting center on Wednesday night.

    Kanter played just six minutes in his return to the lineup on Tuesday but will see more run with Robert Williams and Daniel Theis out for this one. Mid-twenties minutes would be great to see, so keep an eye out for Kanter's workload.

    Source: Brian Robb on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len (left ankle sprain) is probable for Thursday's game against the Suns.

    Len was demoted to the bench on Tuesday but turned in his best game of the season, so either he felt motivated or simply lined up better with the second unit. It'll take another couple strong games to put Len on the standard-league radar and we're not expecting much in terms of long-term stability.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Evan Turner (left Achilles) will not play on Thursday.

    Turner's been out since late October and the Hawks haven't said anything about a potential return. He can be left on the wire everywhere.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (strained right hamstring) will remain out on Thursday.

    The Knicks haven't said anything about Payton's potential recovery and he can probably be dropped in 12-teamers in case you were still holding on. It's possible that Payton takes his starting job back eventually, but this is a wait-and-see situation for now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr., who missed two weeks due to a personal absence, will be used in "smaller doses."

    Smith needs to get his conditioning back up and the Knicks actually thought about a G League assignment, but ultimately decided to let him find a rhythm in short stints on the floor. DSJ played 14 minutes on Tuesday and his return should chip away at Frank Ntilikina's fantasy appeal over time.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter

  • Malik Beasley
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Malik Beasley (illness) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Nets.

    Beasley was forced to miss Tuesday's game. His absence hasn't had a major effect since Will Barton has been cooking, and this news should really only change the landscape in leagues with more than 20 teams.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Devonte' Graham
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham will start in placed of the injured Dwayne Bacon on Wednesday night.

    Graham has been cruising to top-55 value so far this season and there was already speculation that he was on his way to a starting role. Make sure the young guard is in all lineups moving forward, and the setup is right for him to turn in a strong season — this looks like more than a simple hot streak.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Dwayne Bacon
    SF, Charlotte Hornets

    Dwayne Bacon (right knee soreness) will sit out on Wednesday.

    Bacon generated some buzz in the preseason and looked ready to take on a big role but has scuffled his way to a top-300 start, so that dream is dead. He's not worth rostering outside of leagues with more than 20 teams.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter