• Dwight Howard took it to his former team, compiling 18 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, seven blocks and a steal in the Hornets’ 121-110 win over the Hawks.

    Earlier today, Howard said he wanted to “kill” the Hawks. Seven blocks should get the job done. Not only that but Dwight was oddly reliable from the charity stripe, hitting 10-of-14. Howard has been a monster since the calendar flipped to 2018. In 11 games, Howard is averaging 16 points, 14 rebounds and more than three blocks while shooting 58 percent. In the last month, Howard has top-60 value. It could be time to get out while you’re ahead when it comes to this type of production from Dwight. With his injury history over the last several years, selling high could be a smart move.

Fantasy News

  • Rajon Rondo
    PG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Rajon Rondo will be held to 20 minutes on Friday.

    Rondo sat out Wednesday after logging 14 minutes in his season debut on Tuesday. He's certainly not worth a look in standard leagues until he gets healthy but it's likely that he grabs enough assists to maintain specialist appeal once he hits full strength. Rondo isn't a recommended option in general but if you need assists, he'll be there for you.

    Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Daniel Theis (sprained right pinky) is now probable to face the Warriors on Friday after going through shootaround.

    Theis might be returning to action, but there's no telling whether or not he'll be in the starting lineup. Enes Kanter started and was effective on Wednesday, but that was without both Theis and Robert Williams active. Keep a close eye on Boston's frontcourt rotation tonight.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Robert Williams III
    C-F, Boston Celtics

    Robert Williams (sore right ankle) went through shootaround on Friday and is now probable to play.

    Williams was initially questionable but never seemed like he'd miss extended time. He's good to get back into lineups, as he only needs about 14-16 minutes to deliver value given his shot-blocking prowess and efficient scoring.

    Source: Jay King on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza is questionable for Friday's game against the Lakers as he deals with a sore right groin.

    DaQuan Jeffries will be available tonight so that could be an indication that Ariza is not going to take the floor tonight. Either way, Ariza has been a disappointment this year, and it seems like his days of fantasy relevance for standard leagues are done.

    Source: Kings PR on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot sprain) will not play on Saturday and remains without a timetable to return.

    Jim Boylen said that Porter is still dealing with some soreness, so there's no telling when he's able to return. It's been a very dispiriting start to the season but Porter is still worth holding onto unless your team is absolutely decimated by injury. Look for more Chandler Hutchison and multi-guard lineups while Porter is out.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Dewayne Dedmon
    C, Sacramento Kings

    Dewayne Dedmon (right knee sprain) remains questionable for the Kings' matchup with the Lakers on Friday.

    It sounds like Dedmon should be available but the injury tag remains questionable. Considering how limited a role Dedmon has been able to carve out this season he is only a fantasy option for deep-league owners.

    Source: Kings PR on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson will come off the bench for the Knicks, while Taj Gibson will remain the starting center on Saturday vs. the Hornets.

    Fantasy wise this should not change Robinson's situation. If anything, Robinson will have an easier time collecting stats against the Hornet's second unit. This role could also help Robinson's foul trouble that has been plaguing him all season. Gibson's role is limited, but he does offer some field goal percentage benefits.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson (sore left plantar fascia) is being listed as probable heading into Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Gibson won't be able to carve out a consistent, reliable role on this Knicks roster and can be left alone in all leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton (strained right hamstring) will not play in Saturday's game vs. the Hornets.

    Payton will continue to recover from this hamstring injury and can be dropped in most 12-team leagues. With a guard rotation or RJ Barrett, Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr. and Payton, his role on a night-to-night basis will be almost impossible to predict.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore abdomen/groin) is being listed as probable ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Hornets.

    Ntilikina has more value for the actual New York Knicks than he does any fantasy team. With David Fizdale's rotations being as sporadic as any, he's hard to trust in most leagues. However, prior to this game he had been rolling which means the upside is there and he warrants a hold as of right now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report