• Omari Spellman
    F, Atlanta Hawks

    Omari Spellman suffered a right hip contusion in the fourth quarter in Monday’s matchup with the Clippers; he will not return.

    John Collins recently returned which spelled an end to Spellman’s value. Spellman started tonight but with this injury we might see Collins return to the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Raptors. Spellman and Collins could be the Hawks lineup of the future so keep an eye out on that combination as we approach the All-Star break.

Fantasy News

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    De'Andre Hunter had 14 points (5-of-15 shooting) and an impressive six swipes in Thursday's loss to the Suns.

    The steals were huge to save an inefficient scoring night. Hunter is heralded as a great defender on the wing so we hope his fantasy upside comes from a 3-and-D mold. His time isn't now so there will be a lot of growing paints here.

  • Damian Jones
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Damian Jones was efficient offensively on Thursday with 14 points and eight rebounds on 7-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes.

    Jones did turn the ball over five times and commit five fouls, which obviously played a role in his limited minutes and the expanded role for Alex Len, who took advantage of the bump. There may not be a lot to see here for either of those guys, but they could sniff some late-round streaming value.

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    The revenge angle was in full effect as Alex Len put up 21 points and 10 boards in 24 minutes off the bench, but his former team got the last laugh as the Hawks fell to the Suns on Thursday.

    Apparently it took a revenge game against his old team for Len to break 20 points for the first time this season. This was his second double-digit scoring output of the year and it just has been a general disappointment in a year where he actually had quite a bit of buzz as a standard-league asset.

  • Jabari Parker
    PF, Atlanta Hawks

    Jabari Parker scored 24 points in 32 minutes on Thursday as the Hawks lost in Phoenix.

    Parker has been a good scorer and rebounder and has stepped up well in the absence of John Collins. He's definitely a volume play so while Collins is out he will continue to be a primary scoring option. After that, we'll see.

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina only played 18 minutes in a start on Thursday, scoring five points on 1-of-4 shooting to go with three rebounds, two assist, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    He would have ended the game with only three points if he wasn't put in as a free throw shooter when the Mavs were fouling. Ntilikina dealt with some foul trouble tonight, tallying five fouls in his 18 minutes. He just can't be relied on with Coach Fizdale as he played Dennis Smith (13 points, six rebounds, eight assists and two triples) a whopping 30 minutes tonight. If you think DSJ is going to be consistent, you should think again as the Knicks rotation is a constant mess.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis had a lackluster shooting night on Thursday, hitting 7-of-17 from the floor on his way to 20 points with 11 boards, an assist, a steal, three blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Porzingis will almost certainly fail to return his top-30 ADP, but he'll definitely be better than what he's shown as of late. He's averaging 18.3 points, 2.3 3s, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks on .401 shooting and all of those numbers are great except the efficiency. The concerning thing about this is that the last thing to return for players coming back from a major injury is the efficiency. It's unlikely he finishes the season shooting below .400, but he's never been an efficient scorer from the field so don't expect a drastic improvement there.

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic had a special night at MSG on Thursday, notching a 33-10-11 triple-double to go with three steals, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Doncic shot 10-for-23 which isn't too bad, considering he's been a flamethrower this season. He also went 10-for-13 at the line which is where he's made some real improvements. Last season he shot .427 from the floor and .713 at the line compared to this season's .485 and .844 splits. Couple that with the fact that he's nearly averaging a triple-double (28.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists) and you have someone that could end the year as a top-10 player. This guy is special.

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Delon Wright got it done on defense, grabbing two steals with a block to go with his four points, two rebounds and two assists on Thursday.

    It's been a bad year for Wright, but he was able to grab some defensive stats tonight which is good news. The Mavs have too many backcourt players for Wright to make any noise, but he'll be a top waiver wire add if space clears up for him as he's shown the ability to put up numbers when given the time.

  • Jrue Holiday
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jrue Holiday had one of the best fantasy games of the young season in Thursday's 132-127 win over the Clippers, pouring in 36 points on 13-of-24 shooting while adding four rebounds, seven assists, six steals, a block and five 3-pointers.

    The buy-low window is shut. Pat yourself on the back if you were to pry him off a frustrated owner as it was obvious he would pick it up. The numbers across the board in this one are just insane and it's something that Holiday has always been able to do as one of the best perimeter defenders in the league. He's averaging 0.8 blocks so far and hasn't dipped below 0.7 since 2015-2016. Holiday was already a mid-round asset with career-low shooting and now that he's hitting his shots we'll see him reach closer to the top-20 where he belongs.

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors had a historic night against the Clippers on Thursday, notching his first 20/20 game with 20 points with 20 rebounds to go with three assists, a triple and a block.

    Favors began the season a bit rusty and slow, but he's really picked up steam lately. In the past four games, he's averaging 11.8 points,13.2 rebounds 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks. The Pelicans relied heavily on the pick-and-roll between Jrue Holiday and Favors to finish the game and he iced it with a nice rolling dunk late in the fourth. His legs are under him and he's done an excellent job with the extra opportunity provided with Brandon Ingram (knee) out. He should be picked up in all leagues and rostered until further notice.