• Nikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic ended with seven points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 16 assists in a 103-88 win over the Jazz on Saturday.

    Jokic has these versatile stat lines where he puts up 10-plus assists randomly that separate him from all other big men. He only shot 3-of-9 from the field, but you will take a down night in efficiency in points when he gives you a game of high rebound and assist numbers like in this one. He will be a first-round value all season and there is no reason to think otherwise. Play him and enjoy the show.

Fantasy News

  • Mike Conley - G - Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies are listing Mike Conley as doubtful for Friday's matchup with the Magic due to "general soreness."

    Conley's been excellent this season and really hasn't generated much buzz as a shutdown candidate, largely because he hasn't dealt with many nagging injuries. We're expecting him to return to the lineup after this likely night off so he's not a drop. Delon Wright is going to be a popular play tomorrow, and with good reason. With Avery Bradley (shin) already out for at least a week, Justin Holiday, Bruno Caboclo, Jevon Carter and Tyler Dorsey should be in line for a lot of minutes tomorrow.

    Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum - G/F - Charlotte Hornets

    Nicolas Batum has been replaced in the starting lineup on Thursday night, with Dwayne Bacon drawing the start against the Wolves.

    Batum is expected to be available off the bench, though he could be dealing with an undisclosed injury. He has started every game he's played in this year and it could be James Borrego looking for a spark with Charlotte trying to scrap their way into the playoffs.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe - G/F - Brooklyn Nets

    Allen Crabbe had fluid drained from his sore right knee.

    Crabbe will miss three straight games having already been ruled out for Friday, and odds are he misses more time than that. There's not much fantasy appeal here as Crabbe can only pop as a 3-point specialist in a deep Brooklyn rotation.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Kevin Love - F/C - Cleveland Cavaliers

    Kevin Love (head) is not on the injury report and is expected to play in Friday's game against the Clippers.

    Love left Wednesday's game after bumping heads with Eric Bledsoe, logging six points on 1-of-10 from the field in 18 minutes. He didn't return but it looks as though he's avoided a concussion, which comes as a massive relief to fantasy owners. Keep him in your lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Josh Hart - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Josh Hart (right knee tendinitis) is questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.

    Hart's been able to go through games despite being less than 100 percent, and it's possible that he does get shut down eventually. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock will pick up additional minutes if that happens.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Lance Stephenson - G - Los Angeles Lakers

    Lance Stephenson (left toe sprain) is questionable to play on Friday against the Nets.

    Stephenson has sat the last five and there's been almost no change in the fantasy landscape, unless you're going to count a sliver of Alex Caruso's playing time as coming at Stephenson's expense.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • George Hill - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    George Hill (left groin soreness) is being listed as probable to play on Friday against the Heat.

    Hill sat out on Wednesday, the second leg of a back-to-back. The team is bringing him along slowly after he missed about a month, and he won't be a fantasy option until his minutes restrictions are lifted — even with Malcolm Brogdon out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Sterling Brown - G - Milwaukee Bucks

    Sterling Brown (right wrist soreness) is probable to play on Friday.

    If he returns, it'll put and end to a 13-game absence. He might have some deep-league appeal with Malcolm Brogdon on the shelf but this isn't an add scenario unless you're in a 30-team league.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Pau Gasol - C/F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Pau Gasol (left ankle soreness) has been ruled out for Friday against the Heat.

    Gasol isn't in the rotation in Milwaukee and his utility to the team comes more in the locker room than on the court.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - F - Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) is probable ahead of Friday's game with the Heat.

    Antetokounmpo should return from a two-game absence tomorrow night, but it may be too little too late for fantasy owners as Milwaukee's four-game week quickly turned to a two-game week for Giannis. Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson will get less action, though they're still going to help replace Nikola Mirotic's minutes. Expect all the other Bucks to get less usage.

    Source: NBA Injury Report