• According to Mike Sielski of Philly.com, Sixers center Joel Embiid isn’t expected to play on back-to-back nights.

    Embiid hasn’t played in an actual game since March of 2014 and it’s safe to say the Sixers will be cautious with their former No. 3 pick. The variety of big men on the Sixers’ roster does not bode well for Emiid’s fantasy value and he should be looked at as a flier pick on draft day.

     

Fantasy News

  • Eric Paschall
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Eric Paschall has been upgraded to probable ahead of Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Paschall has been exceeding all expectations that anyone had going into this season with the Warriors depleted of their depth. He is averaging 31.5 minutes per game thus far this year but is still hanging around the top-150 in terms of per-game value. This puts him below the cut-line in standard 12-team leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson (sore lower back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Sampson saw an increased opportunity when the Pacers suffered several injuries earlier in the year but still didn't do enough to provide standard league value. He is off the radar when the team is fully healthy, even in deep leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap is questionable for Thursday's divisional matchup vs. the Blazers as he is dealing with a sore foot.

    If Millsap ends up missing Thursday's game, Jerami Grant would see the biggest increase in value while Michael Porter Jr. and Juancho Hernang├│mez could also see additional run.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (trunk contusion) is questionable to face the Blazers on Thursday.

    Murray was only able to play five minutes in their last contest due to this injury. Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will see additional opportunity if he is forced to miss any time.

    Source: Nick Kosmider

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    The Magic announced that Markelle Fultz (illness) will not play on Wednesday and DJ Augustin will start in his place.

    Fultz has had his most relevant fantasy season thus far, maintaining per-game value inside the top-150. DJ Augustin should see additional opportunity on Wednesday while Michael Carter-Williams will likely be the backup point guard.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Rodney Hood
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Rodney Hood had surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn left Achilles that he suffered during Friday's game and remains without a timetable.

    A torn Achilles is one of the worst injuries that someone can suffer in basketball. Hood can safely be ruled out for the rest of the season. Kent Bazemore and Anfernee Simons will have more opportunity going forward.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Romeo Langford
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Romeo Langford (right ankle sprain) is officially available for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Langford has been injured for most of the season so far, having played more games with the G league team than with the Celtics. He could see some real opportunity in Wednesday's game with the news that Marcus Smart (eye infection) has been ruled out. Langford makes for an interesting low-cost DFS play. However, there is no guarantee that he will play.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart has been ruled out with an eye infection ahead of Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    With Smart ruled out, there will be more opportunity for Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards and Brad Wanamaker. Romeo Langford could also some opportunity on Wednesday in what has been an injury-riddled first year.

    Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter

  • Devontae Cacok
    PF, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Lakers have signed Devontae Cacok to a contract.

    Cacok was with the team for the preseason but ultimately didn't make the final roster. It is highly likely that he is on a two-way contract with the news that the Lakers waived two-way player Zach Norvell to make room for Cacok. Cacok is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Zach Norvell
    PG, Free Agent

    The Lakers have waived two-way player Zach Norvell on Wednesday.

    Norvell was on a two-way contract and only played in 5 minutes of action across two games. He is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter