September 12, 2018, 3:58 pmCedi Osman - F/G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Joe Vardon, of Cleveland.com, said Wednesday that Cedi Osman "will surely be a rotation player with a chance to start."
Osman is having an impressive off season that started with Summer League and has continued with the Turkish National team. Osman was known as an energy player last season but flashed some skills on the ball this summer that could turn into production if he gets the chance. He's a late-round flier that could get a small bump if the Cavaliers trade some wing depth.
Source: Joe Vardon on Cleveland.com
November 16, 2018, 2:01 pmAlex Abrines - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Alex Abrines was held out of practice on Friday and will be re-evaluated before the game on Saturday.
Abrines is dealing with some flu-like symptoms and was held out of practice. He will travel with the team and get a designation before Saturday's tipoff. Check back in if you're in a position where the 3-point specialist is important enough to roll out.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 1:57 pmRussell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook practiced Friday but his availability for Saturday is still uncertain.
It seems like a long shot that Westbrook would be back for Saturday's game. Expect him to be unavailable for at least another week and plan accordingly.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 1:50 pmKyle Korver - G/F - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyle Korver expects to play on Monday against the Pistons.
The Cavs have a long layoff between their Wednesday night game and this upcoming contest against the Pistons. This has given Korver time to get on the right track to play in the next one. He has almost zero fantasy appeal at this stage in his career. Check back on Monday to confirm his status. Ho, hum.
Source: Marla Ridenour on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 1:43 pmWesley Matthews - G/F - Dallas Mavericks
Wesley Matthews is doubtful for Saturday's game.
Matthews is secretly a valuable glorified 3-point specialist. He's sitting at 100 in 9-cat formats on a per-game basis as a high volume shooter and a decent scorer. His vacated minutes are probably spread through the rotation and there isn't one main beneficiary right now.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 1:37 pmAllonzo Trier - G - New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier will start over Noah Vonleh on Friday.
The master tinkerer is at it again. Coach David Fizdale is making yet another change to the Knicks lineup. Trier has been useful in deep leagues as a plug and play option but even with more deployment his upside is limited by his skillset. Noah Vonleh's top-160ish value may also drop off a little bit. Both are deep league fliers for now.
November 16, 2018, 12:47 pmKosta Koufos - C - Sacramento Kings
Kosta Koufos will be out again in Friday's game.
This is more of the same for Koufos. He has only played seven games this season and is barely a fantasy asset when he is on the court playing only 10-15 minutes.
Source: James Ham on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 12:38 pmDerrick Jones Jr. - F/G - Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. is probable for Friday night's game.
Jones will likely return for this contest but after a hot start to the season he has really fallen off the radar. Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder are the hot wings off the bench that have flashed, so Jones is best left on the wire for now.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 12:34 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
John Henson will miss at least 12 weeks with a torn ligament in his left wrist as of Friday's update.
It's time for Thon Maker, people. This will put Henson out until at least mid-February, so we could see an unsightly amount of Maker and a Bucks team that might struggle against bigger squads. Keep an eye on Maker but there probably isn't much there for now.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 12:22 pmDonte DiVincenzo - G - Milwaukee Bucks
Donte DiVincenzo suffered a quad strain in Wednesday's game and he will be held out for the next three contests.
DiVincenzo dealt with a quad injury earlier in the season and has been up and down throughout. He isn't a big fantasy factor at this point in under 20 minutes per contest, and his de facto role replacement in Tony Snell is even less of a factor.
Source: BucksPR on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 12:18 pmJohn Henson - F - Milwaukee Bucks
Per a report on Friday, John Henson will undergo wrist surgery and is out indefinitely.
This is a bigger blow to the Bucks rotation and center depth more than it is for fantasy purposes. Henson has been a useful fantasy option in the past because of his shot-blocking prowess. With Brook Lopez playing well, Henson just hadn't gotten the run to be successful (13.5 minutes per game). Ersan Ilyasova and Thon Maker are probably the beneficiaries for now.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter