February 27, 2018, 1:27 amNemanja BjelicaSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Nemanja Belijca started in place of Jimmmy Butler in the Wolves’ 118-100 win over the Kings on Monday and scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with two 3-pointers, seven rebounds and four steals.
He won’t get the benefit of playing against the Kings on a nightly basis and this line is more representative of his ceiling than his floor. He’s still a decent player to own in standard leagues, but the upside is definitely capped.
February 26, 2020, 5:36 pmDewayne DedmonC, Atlanta Hawks
Dewayne Dedmon has been downgraded to questionable ahead of Wednesday's tilt vs. the Magic as he deals with pain in his right elbow.
If Dedmon is unable to play on Wednesday, look for Bruno Fernando to start while Damian Jones see some time off the bench. Continue to monitor as we should learn more prior to the 7:30pm ET tip-off.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 26, 2020, 5:33 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton (right ankle soreness) will return to action for Wednesday’s matchup vs. the Hornets.
Payton will be able to play in his first game after the All-Star break, after missing the last two contests. He has proven to be the most reliable point guard that the Knicks have on their roster this season and should be rostered across standard formats as he is currently producing top-91/108 per-game value in 8/9-cat this season. Dennis Smith Jr. will head back to the bench but could see limited minutes with Frank Ntilikina (groin) sideline.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 26, 2020, 5:32 pmWayne EllingtonSG, New York Knicks
Wayne Ellington (illness) will face the Hornets on Wednesday.
Ellington has played sparingly over the last month and only has relevance in 30-team leagues at this time. He can be ignored across all other formats.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 26, 2020, 5:30 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
Shabazz Napier will make his first start since joining the Wizards on Wednesday as they take on the Nets.
Napier will earn his first start for the Wizards after coming off the bench in the last seven contests. If he takes over the starting role for the remainder of the season, he becomes a must-own fantasy asset across formats. Scoop him up if he is still on the wire. Ish Smith will likely see his value take a hit with this news.
Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 5:25 pmDavis BertansF, Washington Wizards
Dāvis Bertāns (right knee soreness) will play in Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Nets.
Bertāns will return to the floor on Wednesday after missing the Wizards' last game. Bertāns can be fired up across all formats. Moritz Wagner could see his minutes decrease with Dāvis back in the mix.
Source: Wizards PR on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 5:20 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson will draw the start for Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers with Andre Drummond (left calf strain) sidelined.
Thompson will likely see additional value for as long as he gets starter-level minutes. However, the frontcourt situation is crowded in Cleveland as they also have Larry Nance Jr., Kevin Love and Cedi Osman.
Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 4:55 pmWilson ChandlerF, Brooklyn Nets
Wilson Chandler has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game vs. the Wizards due to personal reasons.
Chandler has averaged 21.3 minutes per game since returning from a 25-game suspension to start the season. He is only worth a roster spot in 18-team leagues or deeper at this time. Taurean Prince and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot will likely see additional minutes with Chandler out.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 4:41 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (personal reasons) will make his return to action for Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Wolves.
Butler will return after a two-game absence and he should be locked in across formats as he has proven to be a 2nd/1st round talent in 8/9-cat formats. Kendrick Nunn, Goran Dragić and Jae Crowder will lose some value with Butler’s return to the lineup.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 4:37 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
The Athletic is reporting that Mike Conley will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics while Joe Ingles will head to the bench.
It was previously reported that Royce O'Neale would be replacing Mike Conley in the starting lineup on Wednesday but it appears as if Conley is not being sent to the bench unit. Instead, the Jazz are choosing to have Joe Ingles come off the bench. The Jazz are looking to shake things up after losing three straight and they are definitely a team worth watching from a fantasy perspective. Continue to monitor this situation to see how the rotations shake out going forward.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 4:30 pmStephen CurryPG, Golden State Warriors
Head coach Steve Kerr told Nick Friedell of ESPN that he would like to get Stephen Curry (left hand fracture) more scrimmage time and that "there is a chance" that he will not play against the Wizards on Sunday.
It was reported on Tuesday that Curry would make his return to the court on Sunday. Curry should be stashed across formats at this point in the hopes that he can help teams in head-to-head formats in their playoffs. Continue to monitor as we will learn more over the coming days. For now, Curry can be considered somewhere between probable and questionable for Sunday's contest.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter