February 27, 2018, 12:41 amRajon RondoPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Rajon Rondo went just 2-of-9 in Monday’s win but did manage six points, five rebounds and 12 assists in 36 minutes of work against the Suns.
That’s two straight games of 36 minutes for Rondo, who is averaging 28.0 minutes per game in February after receiving just 22.1 in January. Unfortunately, he’s still outside the top-200 over the past two weeks and remains an asset in only assists. To be fair, he’s great at that, but fantasy owners who don’t need the dimes should flip him for a more helpful asset.
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
February 26, 2020, 4:18 pmDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green (right pelvic contusion) scrimmaged with the team on Wednesday and is officially listed as probable ahead of Thursday's matchup vs. the Lakers.
It was previously reported that Green is expected to play in Thursday's game so the probable tag reaffirms the initial report. Ky Bowman, Eric Paschall and Juan Toscano-Anderson will all lose minutes when Green returns to the court.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:38 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday as he continues to nurse a sore left knee.
Walker will now miss his fourth consecutive game since playing in the All-Star game. In his absence, Brad Wanamaker and Romeo Langford have seen additional opportunity handling the ball but neither are standard league streamers. Marcus Smart and the rest of the starters will benefit the most while Kemba is sidelined. Walker's next opportunity to play will be on Saturday vs. the Rockets.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:13 pmNickeil Alexander-WalkerSG, New Orleans Pelicans
Nickeil Alexander-Walker has been assigned to the Erie Bayhawks of the G League on Wednesday.
Alexander-Walker hasn't been in the rotation for the Pelicans of late, so he's an afterthought in fantasy circles.
Source: New Orleans Pelicans on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:09 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale will enter the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Celtics.
It sounds like this will be the new normal for the Jazz going forward. Mike Conley will slide to the bench but should still play a prominent role. O'Neale will be a nice source of steals with more minutes coming, but we'll have to see if the offense follows. Joe Ingles could see an uptick in assists as part of this new lineup configuration.
Source: The Athletic
February 26, 2020, 3:07 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley is expected to come off the bench starting on Wednesday against the Celtics.
He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Royce O'Neale. Conley will still play significant minutes, but he has disappointed this season while O'Neale is renowned for his defense.
Source: The Athletic
February 26, 2020, 2:59 pmDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard (right groin strain) will not travel with the Blazers to face the Pacers on Thursday.
This isn't a major surprise, as he was already expected to miss the next couple of games. However, he could rejoin the team later on the road trip. C.J. McCollum owners should have some big numbers on the way while Lillard is out.
Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 2:28 pmMalik MonkSG, Charlotte Hornets
Malik Monk has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's anti-drug program.
Monk's suspension will last until he is deemed to be in "full compliance." Monk had been on a nice run in February, but this news certainly clouds his status going forward. His absence could provide an opportunity for Cody Martin to step up.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 1:47 pmDario SaricPF, Phoenix Suns
Dario Saric will start Wednesday's game due to the injury to Kelly Oubre Jr.
Saric scored 14 points in only 16 minutes on Monday. Sporadic usage has really hurt his fantasy value, but he could be a decent DFS play against the Clippers.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 1:44 pmNorvel PelleC, Philadelphia Sixers
Norvel Pelle will miss Wednesday's game due to illness.
It's an upper respiratory ailment. Pelle has rebounding and shot blocking ability but simply doesn't play enough to hold fantasy value.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter