Fantasy News

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) has been downgraded to questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup vs. the Wolves.

    The Heat will welcome back Jimmy Butler on Wednesday but are now in jeopardy of being without their young All-Star. Chris Silva would become an intriguing low-cost DFS play if Adebayo doesn't end up playing while Kelly Olynyk could see some additional opportunity. Continue to monitor for updates ahead of tip-off.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon has been downgraded to questionable ahead of Wednesday's tilt vs. the Magic as he deals with pain in his right elbow.

    If Dedmon is unable to play on Wednesday, look for Bruno Fernando to start while Damian Jones see some time off the bench. Continue to monitor as we should learn more prior to the 7:30pm ET tip-off.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (right ankle soreness) will return to action for Wednesday’s matchup vs. the Hornets.

    Payton will be able to play in his first game after the All-Star break, after missing the last two contests. He has proven to be the most reliable point guard that the Knicks have on their roster this season and should be rostered across standard formats as he is currently producing top-91/108 per-game value in 8/9-cat this season. Dennis Smith Jr. will head back to the bench but could see limited minutes with Frank Ntilikina (groin) sideline.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Wayne Ellington (illness) will face the Hornets on Wednesday.

    Ellington has played sparingly over the last month and only has relevance in 30-team leagues at this time. He can be ignored across all other formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Shabazz Napier will make his first start since joining the Wizards on Wednesday as they take on the Nets.

    Napier will earn his first start for the Wizards after coming off the bench in the last seven contests. If he takes over the starting role for the remainder of the season, he becomes a must-own fantasy asset across formats. Scoop him up if he is still on the wire. Ish Smith will likely see his value take a hit with this news.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Dāvis Bertāns (right knee soreness) will play in Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Nets.

    Bertāns will return to the floor on Wednesday after missing the Wizards' last game. Bertāns can be fired up across all formats. Moritz Wagner could see his minutes decrease with Dāvis back in the mix.

    Source: Wizards PR on Twitter

  • Tristan Thompson
    C, Cleveland Cavaliers

    Tristan Thompson will draw the start for Wednesday's game vs. the Sixers with Andre Drummond (left calf strain) sidelined.

    Thompson will likely see additional value for as long as he gets starter-level minutes. However, the frontcourt situation is crowded in Cleveland as they also have Larry Nance Jr., Kevin Love and Cedi Osman.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Wilson Chandler
    F, Brooklyn Nets

    Wilson Chandler has been ruled out for Wednesday’s game vs. the Wizards due to personal reasons.

    Chandler has averaged 21.3 minutes per game since returning from a 25-game suspension to start the season. He is only worth a roster spot in 18-team leagues or deeper at this time. Taurean Prince and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot will likely see additional minutes with Chandler out.

    Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler (personal reasons) will make his return to action for Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Wolves.

    Butler will return after a two-game absence and he should be locked in across formats as he has proven to be a 2nd/1st round talent in 8/9-cat formats. Kendrick Nunn, Goran Dragić and Jae Crowder will lose some value with Butler’s return to the lineup.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Mike Conley
    PG, Utah Jazz

    The Athletic is reporting that Mike Conley will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics while Joe Ingles will head to the bench.

    It was previously reported that Royce O'Neale would be replacing Mike Conley in the starting lineup on Wednesday but it appears as if Conley is not being sent to the bench unit. Instead, the Jazz are choosing to have Joe Ingles come off the bench. The Jazz are looking to shake things up after losing three straight and they are definitely a team worth watching from a fantasy perspective. Continue to monitor this situation to see how the rotations shake out going forward.

    Source: Tony Jones on Twitter