• Nerlens Noel
    PF/C, Dallas Mavericks

    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Nerlens Noel should return soon with a possibility of Friday, but no guarantees.

    It was also noted that Noel will wear a playing splint when he does return. Noel has only played in 18 games thus far while only averaging 12.5 minutes in those games. We know what Noel brings to the table so now it is just about if he will get the minutes to rack up enough stats. If you need blocks, steals, and rebounding then Noel is definitely worth a look when he returns, and even if not keep him on your radar. His defensive talent is legit, but with outspoken tanking, the Mavericks might want to be extra cautious with Noel.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

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  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White is dealing with a lower back strain from Thursday's practice, which has him questionable for Saturday's contest with the Knicks.

    It'd be rough if White's hot streak ended due to this injury, as he was crushing it over the last three games. While it'd be a shocker to see White go for 30 points for the fourth straight game, he is still looking like a nice pickup for points and 3-pointers at this point. The injury to Kris Dunn really opened the door for White, and you should be excited to see where this goes. Denzel Valentine is questionable for this one with left hamstring soreness.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Tomas Satoransky is listed as probable for Saturday's matchup against the Knicks due to a right thumb sprain

    Satoransky has embraced his role as point guard for the Bulls after a roller coaster first half of the season, and you should continue plugging him into your lineup with confidence. Most of the roster has been playing well with him at the wheel. He's a consistent late-round value in standard leagues who is on the rise.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Knicks on Saturday.

    Not too much progress for Carter still. He will be a standard league player when he returns and is worth waiting on if you have an IL spot, or if you can just ride him out on the bench for a few more games. The competition for center minutes remains weak in Chicago.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina is probable heading into Saturday's contest vs. the Bulls, as he continues to recover from a sore groin.

    Ntilikina is the backup point guard for the Knicks, and he will have a difficult time entering the discussion past deep leagues in these circumstances. Dennis Smith Jr. (concussion protocol) has been ruled out, which will give Ntilikina a few more minutes for this game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson is probable to meet the Bulls on Saturday due to back spasms.

    Gibson gets the starts when he's healthy but he only picks up minutes in the teens. He's just a deep league center and nothing more.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Danny Green
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Danny Green is dealing with right hip soreness that has him doubtful to take the floor vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday.

    Green has lived up to his name this season, and remains one of the most inconsistent options in standard leagues. He's a steadier option for a 16-team league, but he's still worth a stream if you are fishing for 3-pointers along with some steals and blocks. While Green is out the Lakers will send more minutes towards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Avery Bradley.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jordan Poole
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Dealing with a right ankle sprain, Jordan Poole is questionable to face the Suns on Saturday.

    With Stephen Curry (left hand fracture) set to return in the not too distant future Poole's value is going to take a hit in short order. Everyone's value on the Warriors is in flux beyond Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green (when active), so it is hard to count on anybody for more than a couple games. If you have Poole in standard leagues you can wait to see when Curry returns, but don't be afraid to dump him for a hot hand with better long-term prospects.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Norman Powell
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    Norman Powell (left finger fracture) is active for Friday's game against the Hornets, and he will be in the starting lineup.

    Powell's recovery came awfully fast, and it's a good thing as the Raptors needed some more bodies to fill in for Fred VanVleet (left shoulder). Powell was giving late mid-round value earlier in the year, but it could be tougher to do that while his teammate's are healthy. If you have space he is worth a 12-team flyer to see how the roster shuffles out. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will also start on Friday, in place of Serge Ibaka. RHJ should have some value as long as Ibaka and Marc Gasol are out, although Chris Boucher may have even more upside for his blocks.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Golden State Warriors

    Andrew Wiggins is probable (back) to take on the Suns on Saturday.

    This is a new issue for Wiggins, who has looked like a nice fit on the Warriors as the number one offensive option. Things will transform when Stephen Curry does return, which should not be too much further away. Keep an eye out to see where things stand for Wiggins on Saturday. Everyone would do a little more for the Warriors if he was out of the lineup. Juan Toscano-Anderson is the best bet if you had to pick one player to target.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis
    PF-C, Los Angeles Lakers

    Anthony Davis has been listed as probable to face the Grizzlies on Saturday due to his sore left elbow.

    Davis is very much needed for the Lakers while LeBron James (groin soreness) is held out of the lineup. LBJ is questionable so his status is still in flux in comparison. Davis lives in the probable zone, and should be ready to ball out with top-2 value on Saturday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report