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  • Dwyane Wade - G - Miami Heat

    Dwyane Wade will return "soon" according to coach Erik Spoelstra.

    Wade has been away after the birth of his daughter for just over a week, which was how long he was expected to miss. He is putting his family first during his last season in the association and no one can blame him for that. Once he returns, he will probably sap minutes from all the wing players, but Wayne Ellington is a candidate to lose the most.

    Source: David Furones on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (right knee injury) had his knee drained Monday morning and the hope is for him to return next week.

    The Heat realized the injury needed to be taken care of for Dragic to fully heal. It was just fluid that was drained and they are hoping the inflammation dies down by next week. You can comfortably rule him out for three games before checking back on his status. Tyler Johnson is worth picking up as a streamer for the week while Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow should continue to see ball-handling duties as well.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    John Richardson scored 17 points with six boards, three assists, a steal and a block in 25 minutes on Sunday against the Lakers before being ejected half way through the fourth quarter.

    Richardson was ejected due to a unique reason, he threw his shoe into the crowd. Actually, he tossed his shoe twice before finally deciding he wouldn't be needing it anymore on Sunday evening. Shoe throwing aside Richardson has been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners with a top-30 season thus far in 8-cat. The Heat go three times next week so keep an eye on if Richardson will face any further suspension from the league for tossing his boot.

  • Tyler Johnson - G - Miami Heat

    Tyler Johnson has been on a hot streak lately and it continued on Sunday in the 97-113 loss to the Lakers when he scored 17 points with two triples, six boards, three assists and a steal.

    Johnson has been in double-digit scoring for six straight games and has played at least 27 minutes in every game since Dwyane Wade has been out. Despite Wade's pending return, Johnson could sneak in another solid week as Goran Dragic might miss a few more games due to his knee. Dragic was questionable heading into Sunday's matchup.

  • Wayne Ellington - G - Miami Heat

    Wayne Ellington played well on Sunday against the Lakers with 19 points, five triples, two boards and an assist in 38 minutes.

    The Heat were without Goran Dragic so Ellington shifted into the starting five. Dragic was questionable heading into the game and shouldn't miss too much more time after the coming week of games. The Heat play three times next week and Ellington is little more than a streaming option as Dwyane Wade is due to return shortly.

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson returned to the court after missing the Heat's first 15 games this season with eight points, two triples and two assists in 15 minutes on Sunday against the Lakers.

    Johnson's return further impacted Kelly Olynyk's minutes as he only logged eight minutes against the Lakers. If you were holding only Olynyk for any reason now is the time to cut bait.

  • Josh Richardson - F - Miami Heat

    Josh Richardson was ejected after he picked up his fifth foul and expressed his frustration by throwing his shoe three times, on the final toss it ended up in the crowd.

    This is one of the stranger ways to get ejected. It's not likely that Richardson will face further league discipline from a games standpoint. That said we don't have many examples of shoes being thrown so keep an eye out on his status. The Heat play three times next week.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington - G - Miami Heat

    Wayne Ellington will start in place of Goran Dragic on Sunday.

    Dragic could be looking at some time on the sidelines so Ellington might be coming into standard-league value soon. He's a great 3-point specialist and will have the green light whenever he's on the floor. Justise Winslow is starting at point guard tonight but Tyler Johnson will also be a major player.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic (right knee injury) will undergo tests on Monday and the Heat are considering an "extended break" to get his knee back to 100 percent.

    It's probably wise to go pick up Tyler Johnson. If the Heat go this route, we'll also see guys like Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow take on some more ball-handling duties. James Johnson could also be a factor if he hits the ground running, though it's unlikely considering today will be his season debut. Dragic's fantasy owners will have to sit tight for an updated timetable.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Rodney McGruder - G/F - Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder is good to go on Sunday.

    McGruder hit the injury report yesterday with a left quad contusion. While he's steadily ceding usage and minutes in Miami, owners can feel free to ride this wave until it crashes. He was an effective early-season waiver pickup but is about to feel the squeeze as Miami gets closer to full health.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson (sports hernia surgery) will have a minutes restriction on Sunday in his season debut.

    Johnson recently mentioned that he needs to lose some weight as well, so he probably won't be up to speed for another week or two. He fills a number of roles for the Heat and his versatility makes him worth an add in all formats if you're not in dire need of immediate production.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic has been ruled out of Sunday's game.

    This will be the third game that Dragic has missed because of his right knee. He's had a really rough go of things this year, struggling with his shot even when he's been at full health. Without Dragic, Miami will shuffle the deck and have Tyler Johnson and Justise Winslow handle more playmaking work. Johnson's been playing well of late and is the player of choice here.

    Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter

  • James Johnson - F - Miami Heat

    James Johnson is set to make his season debut on Sunday after missing the start of the season, recovering from hernia surgery.

    Johnson will be eased in slowly but him finally taking the court is, of course, a good sign. Pick him up where available for his ability to fill the stat sheet.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic - G - Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic is questionable for Sunday because of a right knee injury.

    Dragic previously missed two games because of his right knee and it appears that the problem continues to bother him, even though he's had a few nice games since returning. Tyler Johnson and Justise Winslow would take on more ball-handling responsibilities if Dragic had to miss time.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Rodney McGruder - G/F - Miami Heat

    Rodney McGruder is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game because of a left quad contusion.

    McGruder has been slowing down after a hot start and if he's forced to miss any time that could be the end of his run in 12-team leagues, especially with James Johnson on the cusp of a return. The fact that he's just barely outside the top-100 presently means you should give him some leash if you can make due with him on your bench, but the arrow here is definitely pointing down.

    Source: NBA.com