• Markelle Fultz
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Markelle Fultz became the youngest player to record a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on Wednesday.

    In the final game of the year, Fultz finally showed a glimpse of why he was the first overall pick. Of course this is a lost year for him from the fantasy angle as he was limited 14 games in an abbreviated role. We'll still have to see if he can find a consistent shooting form that sticks for a long time but the tools are all there for him to be a multi-category star. If he has a big postseason the helium on him as a post-hype bounceback candidate will be through the roof for 2019.

Fantasy News

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters is dealing with an illness that will keep him out of action when the Heat face the Wizards.

    Waiters will join Goran Dragić on the sidelines, leaving plenty of room for Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson to get more run against the Wizards. Waiters will keep on waiting for his first appearance on the floor this year.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson (dislocated left pinky) should be good to go for the Knicks' matchup with the Pacers on Saturday.

    Dotson is no longer on the Knicks' injury report so don't hesitate to have him in your lineup. He is a scoring spark plug at times, and who knows what is about to happen with the Knicks after David Fizdale's firing.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    Mike Conley is questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Grizzlies as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

    Conley is nearing a return which will likely end whatever boost in production we have been witnessing from Joe Ingles.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors (personal) will remain out on Saturday when the Pelicans face the Mavs.

    With Favors out Jaxson Hayes will have a bigger role to play for the Pelicans, and Kenrich Williams will have some potential to be productive as well.

    Source: Pelicans PR on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Shams Chararnia of the Athletic is reporting that the Knicks have promoted assistant coach Mike Miller to the interim head coach position, where he will replace the fired David Fizdale.

    Best of luck to Miller, as turning things around in New York will be no easy task. The Knicks set the bar awfully low thus far, so at least he has that going for him. As for fantasy, the Knicks remain a mess. Mitchell Robinson is a buy-low candidate, Marcus Morris is a sell-high candidate, Julius Randle is an inefficiency monster with plenty of counting stats, and RJ Barrett puts up numbers but needs to round out his free-throw shooting and turnover numbers. This team has a lot to work out so don't bank your season on any of these guys.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson is questionable to take the floor for Friday's game against the Magic due to an illness.

    The illness is making its way through the Cavs' locker room as Kevin Love is already out for this one. If Thompson can take the floor he will be in for a big DFS night with Love out.

  • Kevin Love
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (illness) will sit out Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    With Kevin Love out Tristan Thompson would be line for a big night, but he is also questionable for this one. That could mean Larry Nance or Ante Zizic emerge with larger roles tonight.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Stephen Curry
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry underwent a second procedure for his broken left hand to remove pins from the initial procedure, and he remains on track to be re-evaluated in February.

    All according to plan here. If you want to be optimistic Steph will return and provide a boost to your roster in the fantasy playoffs. The more likely scenario is the Warriors are extremely cautious as they will be well out of the playoff race, and Curry's role will be limited as a result. Proceed with caution if he is in your IL spot.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson (right hamstring strain) will not return on Saturday when the Sixers clash with the Cavs.

    Furkan Korkmaz should be in line for another start and Matisse Thybulle will maintain a regular role in the rotation for those in need of a 3-point specialist or a steals and blocks boost. Richardson being ruled out a day in advance indicates a return may not be imminent.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Joel Embiid
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Joel Embiid has been ruled out for Saturday's face-off against the Cavs with a right hip contusion.

    Without Embiid the Sixers will rely on Al Horford at the center spot more often, and we should see more of Mike Scott and Kyle O'Quinn.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter