• Trey Lyles
    F, Denver Nuggets

    Trey Lyles (left hamstring strain) will not play on Saturday against the Pelicans.

    Lyles has missed the last four games and considering how deep Denver is, he’ll be lucky to crack the regular rotation when he returns. He can be left on the wire everywhere.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

Fantasy News

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    Rodney McGruder returned to the floor in Friday's victory over the Wolves, finishing with three rebounds.

    It wasn't one to write home about for McGruder, but just getting back on the floor after a hamstring injury kept him out a few weeks is a good sign. The Clippers are dealing with a lot of injuries right now, so if he can get back up to speed quickly there could be some extra minutes for him.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle finished Friday's 103-101 victory over the Kings with 26 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three triples.

    It is starting to feel like Randle isn't even trying to record defensive numbers these days. You take the good scoring and rebounding numbers, but his upside remains capped as long as he puts up zeroes on the defensive side.

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson posted 14 points (7-for-9 shooting), nine rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes on Friday.

    It was odd to see Robinson go without a block in this one, but defensive numbers tend to come in waves anyway. It could be worth offering one of your worst players for Robinson to see if his current owner is getting impatient.

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson rode some hot shooting to 11 points (4-for-6 shooting) and three triples in 17 minutes on Friday as the Knicks defeated the Kings.

    Dotson also added a steal to his line as he seems to be settling in as a decent threes and points streamer but not much more. Elfrid Payton was the only other guard to get minutes off the bench in this one, finishing with 16 points (7-for-13 shooting), four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a triple.

  • Buddy Hield
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Buddy Hield continued to fill it up on Friday, posting 34 points (14-for-23 shooting), 12 rebounds, six triples and three assists as the Kings fell 101-103 to the Knicks.

    Hield is enjoying a top-20 run of production over the last two weeks, mainly because of his scoring prowess. Tonight he even chipped in an impressive rebound total. De'Aaron Fox is due to return soon, but Hield should still be able to produce at a high level like he did alongside Fox last season.

  • Nemanja Bjelica
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Nemanja Bjelica tied his career-high assist total in Friday's loss to the Knicks with seven, adding 12 points, three triples, two rebounds and a block.

    Bjelica's role now that Marvin Bagley is back in action is still to be determined as Bagley is being worked back into the rotation slowly. It feels like Bjelica, Bagley and Richaun Holmes will be splitting the majority of the minutes in the Kings front court.

  • Harrison Barnes
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Harrison Barnes recorded 18 points (7-for-14 shooting), five rebounds, three triples and two assists across 37 minutes in Friday's loss to the Knicks.

    Barnes continues to offer consistent and boring scoring punch for fantasy teams. There is something to be said for consistency though, and Barnes consistently plays a ton of minutes for this Kings team.

  • Marvin Bagley III
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley came off the bench again in Friday's loss to the Knicks, logging 21 minutes, 10 points (5-for-10 shooting), seven rebounds and two blocks.

    So far since returning from injury, Bagley has been productive on a per-minute basis. It will be interesting to see if he and Richaun Holmes, who had four points and five rebounds in 27 minutes, share the floor enough to both be fantasy relevant.

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
    SG, Sacramento Kings

    Bogdan Bogdanovic finished Friday's loss to the Knicks with 14 points (5-for-10 shooting), four threes, one rebound and one assist.

    Bogdanovic shot the ball well on Friday, but didn't contribute much else. With De'Aaron Fox eyeing a return sometime next week, Bogdanovic may be best to consider as a threes and points streamer.

  • Royce O'Neale
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Royce O'Neale had himself a good game on Friday, producing 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, two 3s and one steal.

    O'Neale has managed to hover just outside the top-150 in 9-cat so far this season, but his low-volume production keeps him off most 14-team league rosters.