Fantasy News

  • Michael Carter-Williams
    PG, Orlando Magic

    An MRI done on Michael Carter-Williams' hip showed that the injury was less severe than feared, though he remains without a timetable to return.

    The news wasn't that the MRI came back negative, so MCW is likely to miss a good deal more time here. Markelle Fultz and D.J Augustin will continue to split the PG duties in his absence.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman has been downgraded to out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Jarrett Culver and Josh Okogie could see an uptick in minutes with Layman ruled out. The good news for the Wolves is that they will get back Andrew Wiggins (illness) into their starting lineup. Layman's next opportunity to play will come on Saturday.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier (right hamstring strain) will not play Wednesday against the Jazz.

    This will be Napier's 10th straight missed game. It is unclear if he will regain his backup role upon his return with rookie Jarrett Culver performing well in his stead.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Josh Okogie will play on Wednesday against the Jazz despite being hampered with some soreness in his left knee.

    Okogie has averaged 25.1 minutes per game so far this season but has not been fantasy relevant in standard leagues.

    Source: Kent Youngblood on Twitter

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins (illness) will play and start in Wednesday's contest vs. the Jazz.

    Wiggins has performed well in the early part of this season before he was forced to miss some games with an illness. It will be worth watching to see how he performs in his first game back. He is currently producing per-game value in the third round. Although this will likely drop with a larger sample size, fantasy owners who drafted Wiggins will be pleased to get him back in their lineups.

    Source: Jace Frederick on Twitter

  • Josh Hart
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Josh Hart (left ankle sprain) will not play Thursday against the Suns.

    This will be Hart's fifth consecutive missed game and it is unclear as to when he will return to the court. JJ Redick has been performing well in the starting lineup lately while E'Twaun Moore will continue to see more minutes off the bench.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Lonzo Ball
    PG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Lonzo Ball is questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Suns due to a right adductor strain.

    If Ball is ruled out, look for Frank Jackson and Nickeil Alexander-Walker to see a boost in minutes off the bench. The starters will also be leaned on more heavily if Ball is unable to suit up.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Jahlil Okafor
    C, New Orleans Pelicans

    Jahlil Okafor is questionable to face the Suns on Thursday as he is dealing with a left ankle sprain.

    Okafor hasn't played since November 11th but could be in line for a big role if he is available as Derrick Favors (back spasms) has already been ruled out. Whether Okafor plays or not, look for rookie Jaxson Hayes to compete for minutes as he has impressed in a very small sample size. It is worth noting that the Suns are also dealing with a depleted frontcourt with DeAndre Ayton suspended and Aron Baynes ruled out. This could be a juicy matchup for any of the bigs that are healthy enough to play as they will be matched up against Frank Kaminsky, Dario Šarić and Cheick Diallo.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Derrick Favors
    PF, New Orleans Pelicans

    Derrick Favors will not play on Thursday against the Suns as he is dealing with back spasms.

    With Favors ruled out and Jahlil Okafor questionable with an ankle sprain, there could be an opportunity for rookie Jaxson Hayes to produce streaming value. It is possible that he is relevant even if Okafor does play in this contest. Hayes has been a pleasant surprise in his rookie season as he is only 19 years old and was deemed as more of a project around the 2019 draft.

    Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter

  • Dario Saric
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Dario Šarić is listed as probable for Thursday's matchup against the Pelicans.

    Dario disappointed in the Suns' loss to the Kings on Tuesday and will look to rebound against a good matchup on Thursday. With Aron Baynes ruled out with a hip injury, Dario could see additional minutes as a result.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter