• Matisse Thybulle
    SG-SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Matisse Thybulle swiped five steals on Saturday and added six points, one block and two triples in 36 minutes.

    If you're rostering Thybulle, it is for defensive stats like this. Thybulle has increased value in the short-term with Josh Richardson and Joel Embiid sidelined and he's averaging 2.6 steals and 1.6 blocks in 30.8 minutes the past seven games.

Fantasy News

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Tim MacMahon of ESPN has reported that the Mavs fear Jalen Brunson has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will play through the rest of the regular season but post-season surgery is a possibility.

    Brunson has given the Mavs a good rotation guard off the bench this season but is off the fantasy radar outside of 30-team leagues.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Damian Jones (flu-like symptoms) is questionable to play in Friday's game vs. the Nets.

    There appears to be a sickness going around the Hawks locker room as Trae Young has also been sick recently. With Clint Capela (heel) and Dewayne Dedmon (elbow) both ruled out for a few games, Bruno Fernando is in line for a huge opportunity. Jones would see minutes off the bench if he was able to play but is well off the fantasy radar. Fernando should be added to watch-lists in standard leagues while he may have streaming appeal in 14-team leagues.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    Trae Young is officially listed as questionable ahead of Friday's tilt vs. the Nets as he continues to deal with flu-like symptoms.

    Young was listed as questionable before Wednesday's game and ended up having a terrific game. It will likely be tomorrow afternoon that we learn more in regards to his availability. If he misses time, Jeff Teague and Kevin Huerter will both see their values increase.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (left adductor pain) is probable to face the Nets on Friday.

    This injury was reported earlier in the day but doesn't appear to be serious. If Huerter were to ever miss a game, Cam Reddish and De'Andre Hunter would be the primary beneficiaries while Jeff Teague would get more ball-handling responsibility.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) has been downgraded to out ahead of Thursday’s game vs. the Sixers.

    Ntilikina is second on the depth chart behind Elfrid Payton. Frank would need to play starter-level minutes in order to enter the standard league conversation. For now, he is a low-end defensive-specialist handcuff.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Mychal Mulder
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Mychal Mulder might make his NBA debut on Thursday vs. the Lakers as the Warriors made his 10-day contract official on Thursday.

    Mulder could make his debut on Thursday night after spending three years seasons in the G league. Mulder went undrafted in 2017 and has been able to earn a reputation in the G league as an efficient three-point shooter. It is unclear how many minutes he plays if he sees the court at all but he could be worth a shot as a low-cost DFS tournament play.

    Source: Warriors PR on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe (personal reasons) has been ruled ahead of Friday's contest vs. the Magic.

    Crabbe is only averaging 14.6 minutes per game (nine games) since joining the Wolves and is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Head coach Jim Boylen told the media that he is "hopeful" that both Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) play in Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Both players were assigned to the Bulls' G league affiliate on Wednesday and this report further confirms that they are close to a return. Continue to monitor the wire as more news will come Friday or Saturday regarding their availability. Wendell Carter Jr. is a must-own player across formats as he has proven to be a standard league value this season.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. has been ruled out well in advance to Saturday's game vs. the Knicks as he works his way back from a left foot fracture.

    Porter Jr. has not played since early in November and was not standard league relevant in a nine-game sample-size. It is still possible for him to return soon but he will probably be ramped up very slowly. The Bulls' next game is on Monday vs. the Mavs. Consider Porter Jr. doubtful at best.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox (lower abdominal tightness) is officially questionable to play in Thursday's game vs. the Thunder.

    Fox left Tuesday's game for a brief stint but was ultimately able to return. Cory Joesph, Buddy Hield and Kent Bazemore could all see additional minutes if Fox misses Thursday's game. Continue to monitor the wire as we learn more.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter