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  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris drew the start with Jamal Murray (left hamstring tightness) out on Wednesday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting with four assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 35 minutes.

    Morris is a great backup point guard and has a 5.0 assist to turnover ratio on the season, earning him the number 2 spot in that stat for the second straight season. Morris will continue to fill in as the starting point guard until Jamal Murray returns, which could be as soon as Thursday vs. the Blazers. Morris is worth streaming in standard leagues when he's starting and can be worth rostering in 16-team leagues when he's coming off the bench for his assists and low turnovers.

  • Jerami Grant
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Jerami Grant scored 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting with two threes, one steal and one block in a 132-126 win vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Grant bounced back after only scoring two points in 34 minutes vs. the Thunder on Monday. Grant is being relied on heavily with Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris sidelined for all of the restart games so far. Grant will see his minutes and offensive production dwindle once those three players return. The emergence of Michael Porter Jr. could also put a squeeze on Grant's playing time moving forward.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic double-doubled in a 132-126 win over the Spurs on Wednesday, scoring 25 points (10-of-17 from the field) with four rebounds, 11 assists and three triples in 32 minutes.

    The rebounding total was weak by Jokic's standards, but the rest of the line shows what a unique player he is both in real life and in fantasy. His out-of-position threes and assists make him one of the best centers to have in fantasy. He should be in the mix for first-round value for at least the next three seasons.

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. notched his second straight 30-point double-double on Wednesday, scoring 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting with 15 rebounds and five threes in 36 minutes.

    Porter scored a career-high 37 points on Monday and followed it up with an equally impressive stat line. Porter has shot 23-of-35 from the field and 9-of-16 from deep in the past two games. He is on a crazy hot streak, but his shooting is going to regress at some point. Will Barton, Jamal Murray and Gary Harris sat out again on Wednesday and Porter's usage will take a hit when those three return. It will be interesting to see if the Nuggets keep Porter in the starting lineup over Barton once all players are healthy. MPJ has a high ceiling in fantasy, but he is still an injury risk and has yet to string together long stretches of consistent production in his rookie season.

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig went to the locker room during the second quarter of Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs after being hit in the face.

    Craig was in the starting lineup and had played 13 minutes before leaving the game just before halftime. He doesn't contribute much on the stat sheet so he isn't a recommended option in either resumption formats or DFS lineups. If he is unable to return, there will be more opportunity for P.J. Dozier, Troy Daniels and Jerami Grant in the second half.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray has been downgraded to out ahead of Wednesday's contest vs. the Spurs as he continues to deal with left hamstring tightness.

    This means that Monte Morris will once again draw the start and is worth a play in resumption leagues as long as Murray is sidelined. Through two games, Morris has averaged 33.5 mpg and is returning seventh-round value. Michael Porter Jr. should also continue to see more shot attempts and is a worthy DFS play as well as resumption leagues. Murray joins Will Barton and Gary Harris as inactive for the contest and the three will have another opportunity to play on Thursday vs. the Blazers.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (left hamstring tightness) remains questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Spurs.

    The Nuggets want to be cautious with Murray, who has averaged 18.8 points and 4.8 assists. Monte Morris has scored a total of 30 points during two bubble games and will continue to see meaningful action if Murray stays on the sidelines.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (hamstring) remains questionable to play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

    Murray's troublesome hamstring continues to bother him and he could miss yet another of the seeding games. Hamstrings can be tricky to deal with and the Nuggets are going to be extra cautious as they prepare for a playoff run. Monte Morris should continue to log heavy minutes and should be rostered everywhere.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Gary Harris
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris (hip) will not play for the Nuggets on Wednesday after being ruled out with a hip injury.

    Harris continues to battle an ongoing hip injury and given his track record when it comes to injuries in general, his return would seem unlikely anytime soon.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (knee) has been ruled out of Wednesday's matchup with the Spurs.

    Barton is yet to take any part in the seeding games and the fact he is being ruled out a day prior is not a good look. He managed to play in one of the scrimmage games and perhaps that wasn't the best decision given he has been inactive since that game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap ended with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, and a steal in Monday's overtime win over the Thunder.

    Despite averaging 24.5 minutes during the regular season, Millsap can deliver steady performances especially with the likes of Will Barton sidelined due to injury. Meanwhile, Jerami Grant had a quiet game with just two points in 34 minutes off the bench.

  • Nikola Jokic
    C, Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic managed a triple-double on Monday against the Thunder, ending with 30 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

    Despite missing all five of his 3-point attempts, Jokic helped spur the Nuggets to an overtime victory. He added two steals while going 10-for-11 from the free-throw line. While the Nuggets were missing several notable players, Jokic has the talent to put up big numbers every night.

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. scored a career-high 37 points and hauled in 12 rebounds during the Nuggets' 121-113 overtime victory over the Thunder on Monday.

    Porter did a great job making up for the absences of the injured Will Barton, Gary Harris, and Jamal Murray. He shot 12-for-16 from the field and added four triples. Porter has always oozed potential, but don't expect this kind of dominance when the roster gets healthier.

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (left hamstring tightness) will miss Monday's game with the Thunder.

    Murray said yesterday that his hamstring is still giving him some discomfort, so the Nuggets might go very slowly with his recovery here. Monte Morris and PJ Dozier will continue to split the PG workload in Murray's absence, and at this point Morris should be scooped up in any resumption leagues given the lack of clarity about a potential return.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Gary Harris
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris (right hip muscle strain) will not play on Monday against the Thunder.

    Harris will miss his second straight game and appears to be on the slow road to recovery after getting to the Orlando bubble late. Torrey Craig and Michael Porter Jr. have been the beneficiaries of Denver's many injuries so far, though only MPJ is worth a look in fantasy circles. With this indefinite absence and his late-round performance this season, Harris isn't someone you need to hang onto in resumption formats.

    Source: NBA Injury Report