Fantasy News

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. will be in the starting lineup for the Heat-Mavs contest on Friday.

    Kelly Olynyk is shifting back to the bench to make room for Jones. Now that Jimmy Butler is back Jones role is limited, and he is more of a 16-team option under these circumstances. This roster is just too deep with Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala now joining the fray. Jones is still useful if you are hunting steals or blocks. Olynyk will have his moments in the right matchups, but is mainly a deep league play.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox (abdominal tightness) said he will take the court on Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Fox will get his wish as will his fantasy owners. The Kings are still on the fringes of the playoff picture and hopefully Fox can stay healthy enough to keep playing these games out. It hasn't been the finest season, but he has been slowly improving if you ignore the ugly free throw shooting.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson has confirmed he has a torn labrum and that he has no timetable for a return.

    Brunson's focus is on recovering from the injury so he can make a return this season to help the Mavs in the postseason, and off season surgery is on the table. It's a tough break for Brunson, who should be dropped in all leagues unless he is a deep dynasty format stash. The outlook for Delon Wright and J.J. Barea remains a bit rosier with this news.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Bismack Biyombo
    C, Charlotte Hornets

    Bismack Biyombo will start for the Hornets when they face the Raptors on Friday.

    Cody Zeller seems to be getting limited activity for the Hornets and that is allowing Biyombo to get some larger opportunities when he rests. If you can get the timing down Biyombo will make for a nice streamer and DFS target. The situation is a mess in terms of reliability until we get better notice on Zeller's "rest" status.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    As expected, Luka Doncic will play through his left thumb sprain on Friday against the Heat.

    Get Doncic in your lineups and enjoy the show. With Doncic active everyone else will slide into there usual roles for the Mavs. Doncic has been a bit better from the free-throw line post All-Star break. The free-throw shooting is what can keep him from being a first-round talent.

    Source: Mavs PR on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    As far as head coach Rick Carlisle knows, Luka Doncic (left thumb sprain) will play on Friday against the Heat.

    This is a repeat of what Carlisle said earlier this afternoon. Assuming warmups are not a problem it seems like Doncic will be good to go for the Mavs. If for some reason he did sit out, the Mavs would turn towards Delon Wright, Seth Curry and J.J. Barea.

    Source: Dwain Price on Twitter

  • De'Aaron Fox
    PG, Sacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox (abdominal tightness) will be a gametime call for Friday's contest with the Grizzlies.

    Fox wants to be out there and assuming everything goes well during warmups it sounds like he can push through the injury. It'd be nice if Fox was simply healthy, but at this point we'll have to be satisfied with the fact that he intends to push through the pain. Cory Joseph will get the first crack at point guard duties if Fox is forced to sit.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) is active for Friday's Heat-Mavs game.

    Adebayo rolled right through the injury on Wednesday, and it is great that he will be back in the thick of things for the Heat on Friday. May the dream season, where Adebayo has lived up to the fantasy hype and then some, continue.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    Khris Middleton will miss Friday's game against the Thunder with neck soreness.

    Middleton had been a beast for the Bucks, and maybe they just want to give him a rest. It's not clear how severe the situation is, but it'll be a replacement by committee while Middleton is out. Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez should benefit nicely.

    Source: Eric Nehm on Twitter

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White is dealing with a lower back strain from Thursday's practice, which has him questionable for Saturday's contest with the Knicks.

    It'd be rough if White's hot streak ended due to this injury, as he was crushing it over the last three games. While it'd be a shocker to see White go for 30 points for the fourth straight game, he is still looking like a nice pickup for points and 3-pointers at this point. The injury to Kris Dunn really opened the door for White, and you should be excited to see where this goes. Denzel Valentine is questionable for this one with left hamstring soreness.

    Source: NBA Injury Report