• Stephen Curry
    G, Golden State Warriors

    Stephen Curry has been ruled out of Saturday's Game 1 against the Pelicans but he is "very likely" to suit up in Game 2.

    Steve Kerr added that Curry will be on a minutes restriction once he returns. He'll scrimmage on Sunday and Monday and barring any setbacks he should return for the second game of this series. For what it's worth, the team overruled Curry for tonight so it sounds like he's very much close to a return.

    Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter

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  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House Jr. was forced to exit Wednesday's game with a shoulder injury, only amassing five points, two boards and three assists in 21 minutes.

    House Jr. has been a top-60 player this year and his absence would be a blow to owners that have become accustom to his nightly production. Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers saw more time off the bench but neither did much of interest. We should know more about the injury tomorrow.

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Blake Griffin produced 16 points (4-of-15 shooting) with eight rebounds, one trey, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes in Wednesday's 89-109 loss to the Bulls.

    Griffin looked a bit sluggish in this game but still managed to bring a serviceable fantasy line to the table. As always, Griffin's biggest risk remains his lack of durability. Stick with him while he's producing, or let go when he strings together some big lines.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns had a quiet double-double in Wednesday's 103-95 loss to the Jazz, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers.

    This would be a stellar night for most players, but KAT is not most players. If this is a slow game for him, owners should be rejoicing. KAT is one of the best in the game and the team knows if it wants to win, he needs to be involved more. He had a tough matchup going up against Gobert in this one, and should continue his dominance moving forward.

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins returned to the lineup on Wednesday to the tune of 22 points on 10-for-24 shooting, seven boards, three assists and a three.

    Wiggins was the team's leading scorer and shot reasonably well. He would have had a great night from the field had it not been his 1-of-10 shooting from deep. Currently sitting at top-40 value, Wiggins owners have to be loving the production they are seeing this season.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood was sighted being productive on Wednesday, chipping in 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with 10 rebounds, one assist and three blocks in just 18 minutes of action.

    This was a tantalizing line coming from Wood, who has been inconsistently teasing managers with explosions of value this season. Until he can show he can do this regularly, or if Blake Griffin is sidelined with an injury (again), Wood is not worth using in standard leagues.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington put together a strong defensive outing, picking up two steals and three blocks to go along with 11 points and three boards on Wednesday.

    The five defensive stats are great to see, and while it's above his season average, there's no reason to think these kind of nights are a fluke. RoCo is looking primed to be a top-50 player this season.

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond shot uncharacteristically poor from the field on Wednesday, going 3-for-10 for six points in a loss to the Bulls.

    Drummond made up for his low-scoring output with contributions in other areas. He added 14 rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks in his 34 minutes on the floor. He's been a top-15 player in 9-cat this season, so we expect a bounce-back performance from the big guy soon.

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague had a rough night shooting, going 2-of-9 for 12 points to go along with four rebounds and six assists on Wednesday

    Teague is floating right around top-120 value with a chance to get into the top-100. He should have better nights than this one and his ability to collect assists should carry him a bit.

  • Alec Burks
    SG, Golden State Warriors

    Alec Burks scored 11 inefficient points on Wednesday, going 3-of-11 from the floor while adding four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a triple in 29 minutes.

    Burks has always been an inconsistent fantasy player, and the bigger role he’s seeing now hasn’t changed that too much. Nobody on the Warriors could do a thing tonight so he gets a pass, but he’s a tough guy to rely on night in and night out.