• Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (quad bruise) is being listed as out for Saturday's matchup with the Celtics.

    The SUns will be shorthanded on the wings again with both Johnson and Kelly Oubre Jr. (concussion) sitting this one out. Mikal Bridges should again see a healthy dose of minutes and is worth a look as a streamer whenever he gets the minutes.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

Fantasy News

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Brad Stevens said that Robert Williams (left hip edema) has looked good since returning to practice, and the scan at the end of the week will determine if he is good to return or not.

    Williams hasn't played since December 6th. When he returns to the floor, he'll enter into a timeshare with Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter, though Theis has earned the right at the lion's share of minutes right now. Owners starving for blocks should keep Williams on their radar.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Ben Simmons (back) suffered a nerve impingement in his lower back and will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks.

    It was reported that the back injury was more than a day-to-day issue, and now we have a little more clarity on the situation. Al Horford stands to benefit with Simmons out of the lineup. Horford returned to the starting five and figures to remain there. Simmons owners will have to sweat it out and hope he can return to the court for the fantasy playoffs.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe (personal) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Heat.

    Crabbe is only a 3-point specialist at best in deeper leagues He can be left on the waiver wire in all standard formats.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Alen Smailagic
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Alen Smailagic has been sent to the G League and will not be available for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Smailagic averaged 10.2 minutes in the two games since the All-Star break and wasn't a fantasy option. Marquese Chriss (calf) and Draymond Green (pelvic) are both listed as questionable. If neither can go, Eric Paschall, Kevon Looney and the recently signed Dragan Bender will get all the run that they can handle in the Warriors frontcourt.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Coach Dwane Casey mentioned on Tuesday that Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) could potentially return to the lineup when the team returns from their western road trip.

    The Pistons have home games on March 4th against the Thunder and March 7th against the Jazz. If Kennard could suit up for one of these games, it would give him a week or two before the fantasy playoffs start, depending on your league's schedule. It's worth looking to stash him on your bench or an IR spot if you have the room and aren't fighting for a playoff spot.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Wilson Chandler
    F, Brooklyn Nets

    Wilson Chandler (personal reasons) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Wizards.

    Chandler has been seeing nearly 22 minutes per game over the past month but hasn't done much for fantasy purposes bringing back value outside of the top-200 during that time. He can be left on the waiver wire for now.

    Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter

  • Patrick McCaw
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Patrick McCaw (illness) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

    Terence Davis would be in line for additional minutes if Patrick McCaw can't suit up for this one.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Ntilikina is looking likely to miss his second straight game. With Elfrid Payton probable for this one, Ntilikina would be pushed back to a reserve role if he can get cleared. Dennis Smith Jr. will again look to pick up extra minutes in this one.

    Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (sore right ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's contest against the Hornets after missing the previous two games.

    Payton should slide right back into the starting lineup, where he was on a tear before the break. Over the past month, Payton has provided top-20/30 per-game value in 9/8 cat leagues on the back of 13.4 points, 9.4 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game. Feel free to get him back into all lineups.

    Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker (left knee soreness), who has already been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Blazers, is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Marcus Smart will be in line for yet another start if Walker is unable to go, while Brad Wanamaker would again see additional minutes as well.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter