• Carmelo Anthony
    F, Oklahoma City Thunder

    According to reports on Friday, the Thunder are looking for ways to move on from Carmelo Anthony either via trade or the stretch provision.

    The Anthony experiment didn't work out in Oklahoma City, with Melo never really finding his stride as the third option in an offense where Russell Westbrook dominated the ball. Melo is caught between being a star and winning and at this point, this crisis of confidence isn't a good sign for his outlook as a real-life impact player. His fantasy skillset is predicated on volume scoring and rebounding. In a situation where he will likely play second or third fiddle, it's hard to get excited about him.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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  • Vincent Poirier
    C, Boston Celtics

    Vincent Poirier will have an expanded role in Tuesday's preseason game, per Brad Stevens.

    The Celtics have been mixing and matching their centers all preseason and Poirier has generally been the odd man out, so Boston will try and get a longer look at the intriguing rookie before the preseason wraps up. His role figures to be minimal in the regular season but DFS players can look to him on Tuesday. Poirier logged six minutes on Sunday.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker returned from a one-game absence (sore knee) in Sunday's 118-72 thrashing of the Cavs, scoring 12 points with three triples in 16 minutes.

    Walker is healthy and if nothing else it's good to know that the minor knee troubles are behind him. Consider him a viable pick at the end of the second round in all formats.

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Brandon Knight (right hamstring soreness) played through a questionable tag on Sunday to produce five points in 12 minutes.

    Knight doesn't figure to play much of a role for Cleveland but at least he's healthy.

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams only played 11 minutes on Sunday but he still picked up eight points, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

    Brad Stevens said that center could be a rotating position for the Celtics, so performances like these will help Williams' case even if he's unlikely to start. Deep-league managers should be eyeing Williams as a blocks specialist while he'll hold streaming appeal in shallow formats based on matchups.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis put up 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and a block in 11 minutes of Sunday's preseason win.

    The Celtics steamrolled Cleveland so there was no need for extended minutes, but Brad Stevens went out of his way to praise Theis' defense after the game. It certainly looks as though he'll start at center, which makes him worth a shot in all 16-team leagues at the very least. There's top-150 upside depending on playing time and Theis can rack up some helpful cash counters when given the opportunity.

  • Cedi Osman
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cedi Osman played 24 minutes and shot just 1-for-10 in Sunday's preseason blowout, scoring two points with five rebounds and a steal.

    It must've felt like last season for Cedi, who went into battle with most of Cleveland's regulars on the sidelines. There's nothing to glean from this game but Osman has top-120 upside for as long as he isn't forced into a primary scoring role that just doesn't suit him.

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors will start McCaw, OG, Chris Boucher, Malcolm Miller and Terence Davis for Sunday's preseason game versus the Wizards.

    The Raptors are resting all of their stars and the bench mob should get solid run tonight. All of the starters are viable DFS options for tonight's slate.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter

  • Robin Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Bucks will rest Robin Lopez and Pat Connaughton during Sunday's preseason game versus the Wizards.

    Lopez is in line to back up his brother Brook Lopez, but could get some run along side of him as well. Neither Connaughton or Robin Lopez are worth drafting in standard leagues.

    Source: Chris Miller on Twitter

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    PF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (illness) will not play in Sunday's preseason game versus the Wizards.

    The MVP will get the night off the rest up. Ersan Ilyasova will start in his place and become a viable DFS play.

    Source: Chris Miller on Twitter

  • Justin Robinson
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Justin Robinson will start in place of Ish Smith during Sunday's preseason game versus the Bucks.

    Smith was questionable coming into the night, but with Isaiah Thomas sidelined the team would rather be cautious. Robinson is worth a flier in DFS.

    Source: Chris Miller on Twitter