December 9, 2019, 12:49 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley (left hamstring strain) will miss a 3rd straight game Monday night against the Thunder.
Kudos to the Jazz for treating a lower-body soft tissue injury with the seriousness that it deserves. The odds of reinjury for hamstring strains are high, so while this may be frustrating if you have Conley on your team, this is how you'd prefer a team manage his injury and it bodes well for long-term availability this season. At this rate, Conley's slump may bleed into the new year, but he's a useful fantasy player once you get over the diminished early-season returns. Patience is warranted.
Source: Erik Walden on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 6:14 pmJoel EmbiidC, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (left hand surgery) has been cleared to make his return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.
Embiid's return is huge for the Sixers and fantasy owners alike. The Sixers have been playing without both Embiid and Josh Richardson (groin) and will have to make some changes to their starting lineup. Matisse Thybulle, Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton will lose some minutes with Embiid back.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 6:11 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum (right groin strain) is being listed as out for Tuesday's matchup with the Heat.
With Tatum once again out of the lineup look for Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart to soak up the majority of his minutes.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 6:08 pmJae CrowderPF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jae Crowder (right knee soreness) is being listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.
The team called up Josh Jackson on Tuesday and the former 4th overall pick may have a chance to make an immediate impact. Jackson was tearing it up in the G League this season and is worth a flier. Kyle Anderson and De'Anthony Melton are in line for additional minutes as well.
Source: Grizzlies PR on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 6:06 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is expected to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday.
Porter missed multiple weeks with the ankle injury and played 16 minutes in his return to the lineup on Monday. It seems like the Cavs will let him go again on the second night of a back-to-back set. There will be more minutes to go around with Darius Garland (rest) sitting this one out.
Source: Rick Noland on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 6:03 pmDante ExumPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Dante Exum will start in place of Darius Garland (rest) for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.
Exum is looking at extra minutes and usage in this one while getting the bump in the starting lineup. Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) is expected to play, but if he winds up sitting, Exum will have even more on his plate.
Source: Jim Eichenhofer on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 6:00 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love will play against the Pelicans on Tuesday, which will be the second night of a back-to-back set.
This is a different approach by the team, especially considering the trade deadline is just over a week away. With Love in for this one, Larry Nance Jr. will stay in a reserve role and makes for a harder player to pick in DFS contents.
Source: Angel Gray on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 5:56 pmPatrick McCawSG, Toronto Raptors
Patrick McCaw (nose fracture) is being listed as out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Hawks.
McCaw has missed the past four games after breaking his nose. He can be left on the waiver wire while the team is back to full strength.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 5:52 pmRondae Hollis-JeffersonSF, Toronto Raptors
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right ankle sprain) is being ruled out of Tuesday's matchup with the Hawks.
RHJ doesn't have much of a role now that the Raptors roster is healthy and can be left on the waiver wire. If injuries were to strike the team again, he would be a name to consider due to his defensive potential.
Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter
January 28, 2020, 5:49 pmClint CapelaC, Houston Rockets
Clint Capela (right heel contusion) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.
Capela is in danger of missing another game after missing Monday's win against the Jazz with the heel issue. P.J. Tucker drew the start in that one and would again be in line for additional minutes. Isaiah Hartenstein is looking at extra minutes as well if the team chooses to go that route.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 28, 2020, 5:45 pmJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden (left thigh contusion) is being listed as questionable to play against the Blazers on Tuesday.
Continue to check back in for updates as we get closer to Wednesday's tipoff. Austin Rivers, Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon, who dropped 50 points in Monday's win over the Jazz, would benefit if Harden can't go.
Source: NBA Injury Report