• Tyler Johnson - G - Miami Heat

    Tyler Johnson put up 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes off the bench on Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Johnson's minutes have been up and down lately, especially with Dion Waiters coming back into the fray. As you all may have noticed, the Heat still doesn't have their rotation stabilized so it's hard to own him right now. Nonetheless, Johnson continues to be a deep-league player but he can be ignored in most standard formats.

Fantasy News

  • Russell Westbrook - G - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Russell Westbrook played just 29 minutes in Monday's easy win over the Knicks, though it was still enough for him to post 17 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and a 3-pointer.

    Even better, Westbrook went 6-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. The Thunder were up by 20 about halfway through the first quarter and kept that lead for the rest of the day, so nobody needed to keep the pedal down. Dennis Schroder also scored 17 points to go with three rebounds, four assists, four triples and a steal.

  • Patrick Patterson - F - Oklahoma City Thunder

    Patrick Patterson took an elbow to the face and was forced out of Monday's game, finishing with two points in nine minutes of action.

    After the game Billy Donovan said he believed Patterson only suffered a bloody nose on the play but he'll be monitored by the medical staff just in case. Patterson is a classic stretch four but just doesn't play enough to be rostered in fantasy.

    Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter

  • Kenneth Faried - F/C - Brooklyn Nets

    Kenneth Faried is expected to be available for the Rockets' game on Monday.

    He's still not officially a member of the team, but he likely will be in a few hours. Faried is a speculative add for anyone in need of frontcourt help considering how much Houston has been playing its healthy guys lately.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Kevin Huerter - G - Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter (sore neck) will not play on Monday, and Taurean Prince will start in his place.

    Huerter's been quietly floating in and out of fantasy relevance lately but Prince is the far better option. We're not expecting this arrangement to continue once Huerter is fully healthy, but we are anticipating that Prince moves into the starting small forward spot eventually. He should be owned in all leagues while Huerter is a low-end play that really grinds out value in the aggregate rather than a night-to-night basis.

    Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter

  • Luke Kornet - F/C - New York Knicks

    Luke Kornet (ankle) will not return on Monday and Enes Kanter will start in his place when the second half begins.

    Kornet has been eating lately, coming in as the 53rd ranked player in over the past two weeks. Enes Kanter is finally getting some playing time after being ghosted for the past couple weeks so lets see how this goes. If Kornet is out for a while then maybe Kanter can resurface and become worth owning yet again.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes - F/C - Phoenix Suns

    Richaun Holmes (foot) is questionable vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Holmes and Deandre Ayton (ankle) are both listed as day-to-day and hopefully they'll be able to get back in time for tomorrow's game. Dragan Bender will likely pick up more minutes if Holmes and Ayton can't go.

    Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter

  • Deandre Ayton - C - Phoenix Suns

    Deandre Ayton (ankle) is questionable vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

    Ayton is listed as day-to-day with this ankle injury so that's good news but with Richaun Holmes (foot) also out the Suns are hurting at center. Dragan Bender played 30 minutes in his last outing and has likely earned some more playing time so he'll be getting more usage with Holmes and Ayton out.

    Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter

  • DeAndre Jordan - C - Dallas Mavericks

    DeAndre Jordan (left ankle sprain) will be available to play on Monday vs. the Bucks.

    It seems to be all systems go for Jordan who has yet to miss a game all season. He's the Mavs best fantasy player in 9-cat leagues right now coming in as the 71st ranked player on the season. He'll be matching up against Brook Lopez and the Bucks front court but he's a clear start in all leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aaron Gordon - F - Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon (lower back soreness) will be out vs. the Hawks.

    Gordon missed Saturday's game vs. the Bucks and now he'll miss another with this back injury. Hopefully he'll be back for the Magic's game on Wednesday vs. the Nets but in the meantime, Jonathan Simmons will likely start as he did on Saturday.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Kawhi Leonard - F - Toronto Raptors

    Kawhi Leonard missed practice on Monday due to a "scheduled maintenance checkup".

    Coach Nick Nurse said that Leonard should be back to practicing with the team tomorrow which is good news. He's rested two straight games now and should be perfectly fine to play against the Kings on Tuesday. He's the No. 2 overall player over the past two weeks and aside from his resting habits he's been eating for fantasy owners.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter