• JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    JaVale McGee (illness) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Sixers.

    Dwight Howard should be in line for another start, but Al Horford will pose as a more difficult matchup as compared to Jarrett Allen. Howard is still worth a look in DFS and in a streaming scenario.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

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  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) still has no timetable to return but is now without a walking boot.

    Leonard's still looking at another week or more on the shelf, which will mean more work for Jae Crowder and Kelly Olynyk at power forward in the meantime. Even when healthy, Leonard won't be a fantasy option outside of deep formats.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro (right ankle soreness) has shed his walking boot but remains without a timetable to return.

    This isn't much of an update but it's still a sign of progress. He's part of a very crowded wing rotation in Miami, and outside of unpredictable scoring explosions there's really limited appeal in standard formats.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) will not play on Monday.

    With Elfrid Payton still questionable, we could see a lot of Dennis Smith Jr. tonight. He's a viable DFS dart but it's been established that fantasy expectations should be low there.

    Source: Marc Berman on Twitter

  • Thomas Bryant
    C, Washington Wizards

    Thomas Bryant will sit out on Monday against the Bucks as a form of load management for his sore right foot.

    Bryant returned from a four-game absence out of the All-Star break but has played just 16 and 14 minutes in his two games back, and will now sit on this back-to-back after playing yesterday. Mortiz Wagner and Ian Mahinmi should pick up the slack at center, and Bryant might be tough to hold onto in standard leagues unless his minutes start to ramp up.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter

  • Davis Bertans
    F, Washington Wizards

    Davis Bertans (sore right knee) is questionable to play on Monday.

    Bertans dropped 22 points and five more threes on Sunday, playing 37 minutes in the process. If he sits it'll lead to more work for Rui Hachimura and Troy Brown in smaller lineups, but there's no clear pickup in standard leagues. The best outcome is simply Bertans playing through his issue, which is hopefully minor.

    Source: Washington Wizards on Twitter

  • Tobias Harris
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Tobias Harris (knee) will be a game-time decision on Monday night.

    Harris was initially listed as doubtful but has been upgraded to questionable. This is going to hurt the short-term stocks of Glenn Robinson III and Mike Scott for deep-league GMs, as it sounds like Harris might not miss too much time. With Ben Simmons already out, there should be lots of usage available, so hopefully Harris can gut it out against the Hawks.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • De'Andre Hunter
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    After a one-game absence De'Andre Hunter will slide back into the starting lineup Monday evening in Philadelphia.

    Hunter can be an asset in deeper leagues for the remainder of the season as the minutes and opportunities to produce will be there. The rookie has averaged 12.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists on the year.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown Jr. put up eight points with 10 boards on 3-of-10 shooting in a loss to the Blazers on Sunday.

    Brown Jr. is the first guard in Pistons history to have 10 or more rebounds in four consecutive games. He can be left on the wire as the Pistons rotation is a complete mess and his role is unknown.

    Source: Johnny Kane on Twitter

  • Brandon Knight
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Brandon Knight played well in a loss to the Blazers on Sunday as he put up 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting.

    Knight knocked down three triples and added two rebounds and three assists to the box score. Langston Galloway chipped in 13 points with four rebounds and four assists. This is more of a fluke game for Knight, but Galloway should be owned in deeper leagues for his shooting and passing ability.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood put up 26 points with nine boards in 31 minutes of action in a 107-104 loss to the Blazers on Sunday.

    Wood shot 9-of-15 from the field and 2-of-4 from beyond the arc. He also added one assist and two blocks to the stat sheet. Wood is undoubtedly the best fantasy player on the Pistons and should return top-50 value for the remainder of the season.