• Robert Covington - F - Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) will not play against the Knicks on Sunday.

    More of the same from Covington, who is without a timetable. He's becoming increasingly tough to hold unless you have a bye in the playoffs coming up.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic stayed hot on Monday with 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting with five rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and a season-high six 3-pointers.

    Dragic has been unreasonably hot as of late and if he's floating on any wires it's time to give him a look as the Heat play three more times this week. We've seen him go ice cold after these hot streaks and there's a chance he craters when Justise Winslow (right thigh) returns,, but right now he's taking full advantage of the situation.

  • Bam Adebayo - C/F - Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo filled up the box score on Monday, scoring eight points on 4-of-9 shooting while adding seven boards, four assists, two steals and a block.

    Adebayo has run away with the job in Miami and even with Hassan Whiteside (five minutes, two points and four rebounds) healthy, coach Spoelstra has shown no willingness to cede any of Bam's minutes to him. The Heat look great when Adebayo is on the floor and his ability to rack up dimes and steals is an extra wrinkle which makes him a must-own player going forward.

  • Derrick Jones Jr. - F/G - Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. scored eight points on 4-of-11 shooting while adding a rebound and two steals on Monday.

    Jones Jr. started again in place of Justise Winslow (right thigh), but he couldn't produce in his x minutes of action. We love the highlight plays from Airplane Mode, but he's not a reliable fantasy asset, especially with the Heat loaded on the wings.

  • Torrey Craig - F - Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig (left shoulder sprain) returned from a two-game absence and scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting with eight boards in 21 minutes on Monday.

    Craig seems to be ready for his normal workload, but he's just a deep-league option on such a deep and now healthy Nuggets team.

  • Nikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic filled up the box score in Monday's 114-105 win over the Celtics posting 21 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

    Jokic also shot 9-for-14 as the only category in which he didn't dominate was free throw percentage (0-for-0). Jokic continues to provide first-round value, and it doesn't get much safer than the Joker these days.

  • Will Barton - G - Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton netted 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the floor on Monday vs. the Celtics.

    The 17 shots were a team high. So while he didn't provide much else (two treys, four boards and two dimes), it's great to see the higher usage. He's consistently inconsistent, but he makes for a great upside play as someone that can go off in just about any category. Gary Harris had a better game than what we've grown accustomed to with 16 points and four threes, though he once again had just one steal. He hasn't had a multi-steal game all month, and that's where much of his value came from in the past.

  • Kyle Lowry - G - Toronto Raptors

    Kyle Lowry scored 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting with six rebounds, eight assists and five 3-pointers in Monday's 128-92 win before leaving with an ankle injury.

    Rough news for Lowry owners, as he left the game after 26 minutes with ankle soreness. The game was well out of hand already so we're hoping it's just precautionary, but if he misses time then Fred VanVleet becomes an elite streaming option.

  • Fred VanVleet - G - Toronto Raptors

    Fred VanVleet double-doubled against the Knicks on Monday with 13 points and 12 dimes to go with two rebounds, a steal, a block and two triples.

    He went 5-for-9 from the field and hit his only free throw attempt. VanVleet is a lock for production when any Raptors' starter sits and now that he's healthy, he's worth a look for owners in need of some point guard stats with three more games this week. Kyle Lowry left the game with an ankle injury which means there's a chance that VanVleet could start again on Wednesday.

  • Marc Gasol - C - Toronto Raptors

    Marc Gasol double-doubled on Monday with 12 points and 11 boards while chipping in an assist, a steal, a block and two triples.

    Gasol drew his fourth consecutive start with Serge Ibaka (suspension) sitting out what will be his last game of his three-game suspension. It's no coincidence that Gasol has had his best three-game stretch with the Raptors during Ibaka's suspension and the hope is that he can carry the momentum going forward even with Ibaka returning to the lineup on Wednesday against OKC.

  • Pascal Siakam - F - Toronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam scored 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting while adding eight rebounds, five assists, a block and a 3-pointer on Monday.

    Siakam's overall game is a bit underrated because of how great he is in transition. Kawhi Leonard (load management) has missed a quarter of the season and Siakam always steps up when Leonard rests. He's averaging 4.0 assists over the past month and is a guy who could eventually average a triple-one. There's a lot to be excited about in Toronto.