• PJ Tucker
    F, Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker tweaked his ankle and went to the locker room before returning to action and finishing Friday’s home win over the Spurs with zero points (0-for-3, all from deep), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 37 minutes.

    Tucker didn’t get any steals or 3s but at least he avoided major injury. He’s been a top-85 play over the last few weeks so continue rolling with him if you need his stat-set. Clint Capela chipped in 16 rebounds, seven points, four assists and a block in the win.

Fantasy News

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Frank Vogel confirmed that Rajon Rondo (left hamstring strain) will take part in the Lakers-Heat game on Friday.

    Just a two game absence fro Rondo, who was looking useful in standard leagues prior to this injury. Rondo was coming on before this setback. If you have room in your roster he could be worth a pickup for the assist boost.

    Source: Dan McMenamin

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    According to head coach Alvin Gentry, Derrick Favors (personal) is expected to play 15-17 minutes on Friday against the Sixers.

    The minutes will come from Jaxson Hayes and Jahlil Okafor. Favors made a career out of doing a lot in minimal minutes alongside Rudy Gobert in Utah, but this is only his first game back so keep your expectations in check. Still exciting to see the sleeper candidate return to the floor. It has been a rough going so far this season.

    Source: Daniel Sallerson on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine will play through his right shoulder strain and take the floor versus the Hornets on Friday.

    LaVine should have a nice opportunity to deliver a big line against the Hornets. The injury did not slow him down on Wednesday so have confidence in deploying him on Friday.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is listed as available for Friday's game against the Magic.

    Slide him into your lineups if you have him. Rivers only missed two games due to the sickness.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right quad tendon soreness) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's contest vs. the Grizzlies.

    That is a good sign for Giannis taking the floor tonight. Great sign for the MVP's owners in fantasy as well.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz will play on Friday against the Rockets barring any setbacks prior to tip-off.

    Get him in your lineup. It sounds like Fultz will not have much trouble suiting up for this one.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (illness) is available for Friday's showdown with the Lakers.

    While it is good Herro is not missing any time he is facing a difficult opponent in the Lakers defense tonight. His minutes should remain on the upswing with Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic out, but he could be in for an uglier shooting night.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) will miss Friday's game against the Rockets and Al-Farouq Aminu (torn meniscus) will also join him on the sidelines.

    Vucevic is creeping closer to a return to action so hopefully you will be able to activate him for next week. This will be his 11th game missed. We can assume Aminu is out indefinitely, and is unlikely to return this season.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    Markelle Fultz is probable with an illness for the Magic-Rockets matchup on Friday.

    Fultz should be able to suit up for this one, and he will be busy chasing after Russell Westbrook all night. He has had a couple of rough nights most recently, but he was on a roll delivering late-round value and that is his likely path forward as the starting point guard.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap is questionable to face the Thunder on Saturday as he recovers from a right quadriceps strain.

    The Nuggets face a back-to-back over the weekend so Millsap's availability for Sunday has to be in question as well. If Millsap were to miss any games it would open the door for Jerami Grant, who stepped right through to have a great game on Thursday against the Blazers.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter