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  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    An injured toe will keep Jimmy Butler sidelined for the rest of Sunday's game vs. the Wizards.

    Injuries have always been a pest with Butler as an elite fantasy prospect. He was able to walk off the court and played through the toe issue for 24 minutes on Sunday, and nobody would question Butler's warrior mentality, but at the end of the day, he's only been able to play 70 or more games twice in his career. If Butler misses games Derrick Jones Jr. would be a standard league asset for his versatile lines.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. checked back into the game against the Wizards on Sunday.

    Presumably, the injury was not too serious if Jones is already getting back into the action. If Jimmy Butler, who also left this game, is forced to miss time, DJJ would become a standard league asset again. He also makes for a useful insurance policy if you have Butler on your roster already.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler went back to the locker room with an apparent injury during the second half of the Heat-Wizards game on Sunday.

    Butler had been a bit quiet with no assists or rebounds over 24 minutes of action. Stay tuned for a proper update on what is going on, but it is possible that Butler comes out of this day-to-day for next week. The Heat do have two days off before there next game at least. If Butler is forced to miss time the team will turn to Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn more often.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Derrick Jones Jr. went back to the locker room during the second half against the Wizards.

    It is not apparent why Jones had to exit the game but it is a situation we will continue to monitor. He's struggling to carve out a major role on this roster when everyone is healthy. Jae Crowder and Duncan Robinson would benefit if DJJ has to miss time.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol and will not play on Sunday.

    Crowder left Friday's game after a collision with Zion Williamson. Look for more Derrick Jones Jr., Kelly Olynyk, Andre Iguodala and Solomon Hill in the meantime, though only the first two will register on standard-league radars.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler was aggressive offensively on Friday, scoring 28 points (8-for-17 shooting and 12-for-14 from the line) to go along with eight rebounds, six assists and three steals as the Heat fell to the Pelicans 104-110.

    Butler did not attempt a three-point shot on Friday as he made it a point to get in the paint early and often as evidenced by his 14 free throw attempts. Butler has scaled back his three-point shooting in general this season, but has upped his playmaking which is a fair trade-off.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo couldn't get it going offensively with only nine points (4-for-10 shooting) but still grabbed 12 rebounds with four assists, four blocks and three steals as the Heat fell to the Pelicans on Friday.

    Friday's rough shooting night makes it back-to-back cold nights from the field for Adebayo, but his ability to produce everywhere else in the box score is what makes him so special. His defensive prowess and ability to distribute the basketball gives him a very high floor each night and he is looking like a safe bet to be one of the best bigs in fantasy for at least the next few seasons.

  • Duncan Robinson
    F, Miami Heat

    Duncan Robinson played a team-high 39 minutes on Friday and dropped in 24 points (8-for-14 shooting), eight triples, five rebounds and four assists in the loss to the Pelicans.

    Robinson's eight three-point made him the official record-holder for three-pointers in a season by any Heat player. There aren't many better three-point streamers in fantasy right now.

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic played 15 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss to the Pelicans, finishing with 15 points (5-for-15 shooting), three assists and a rebound.

    At this stage of his career, Dragic is little more than a points, threes and assists streamer. He is settling into a bench role as his career winds down but that doesn't mean he can't provide some fantasy value on the right team.

  • Andre Iguodala
    SF, Miami Heat

    Andre Iguodala accumulated 10 points (5-for-8 shooting), seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and two block in 25 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

    It was the first time Iguodala played 25 minutes since joining the Heat, and was his best all-around performance in that time. He is yet to show the kind of consistency that will put him on the standard league radar, but this is the type of line he will need to contribute to get there.

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder (jaw) will not return to Friday's game against the Pelicans after taking a shot from Zion Williamson.

    They haven't said if he sustained any structural damage to his face. He had been a key cog since joining the Heat so hopefully he does not miss any time.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jae Crowder
    PF, Miami Heat

    Jae Crowder headed straight to the locker room after sustaining a collision during Friday's game against the Pelicans.

    Crowder has been money, save for two or three games, since being acquired by the Heat. It looked like he took a pretty good shot to the head from Zion Williamson and is probably going to undergo concussion tests. Zion is a big boy, there's no way around that. An update should follow shortly.

    Source: Jason Jackson on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler scored 12 points with seven rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a 116-113 win over the Magic on Wednesday.

    Butler had a sub-par scoring night and disappointed at the free throw line, shooting 4-of-6. He was able to make up for it in other categories though and remains a safe early-round player moving forward.

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Goran Dragic scored 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting, adding nine assists and five 3-pointers in 31 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

    Dragic has been a consistent scorer off the bench for the Heat this season, averaging 16.5 points per game in 28.5 minutes. Even with that scoring production, he is outside the top-150 on the season. His low steals (0.6 per game) hold back his fantasy value, but he is a solid late-round option for points, threes and assists. That should continue moving forward.

  • Duncan Robinson
    F, Miami Heat

    Duncan Robinson shot 9-of-12 from deep on Wednesday, scoring 27 points with two rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes.

    Robinson is elite in the three-point category, averaging 3.6 threes per game. That 3-point production alone makes him worth rostering in standard leagues and he is a top-100 player on the season. Expect the marksman to keep up this pace the rest of the season.