February 28, 2020, 7:25 pmDerrick Jones Jr.SF, Miami Heat
Derrick Jones Jr. will be in the starting lineup for the Heat-Mavs contest on Friday.
Kelly Olynyk is shifting back to the bench to make room for Jones. Now that Jimmy Butler is back Jones role is limited, and he is more of a 16-team option under these circumstances. This roster is just too deep with Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala now joining the fray. Jones is still useful if you are hunting steals or blocks. Olynyk will have his moments in the right matchups, but is mainly a deep league play.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 6:37 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) is active for Friday's Heat-Mavs game.
Adebayo rolled right through the injury on Wednesday, and it is great that he will be back in the thick of things for the Heat on Friday. May the dream season, where Adebayo has lived up to the fantasy hype and then some, continue.
Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 5:47 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) is probable for Friday's matchup vs. the Mavs.
Adebayo didn't appear to be hampered by his ankle sprain on Wednesday as he was three assists shy of a triple-double. Bam appears on track to play but check for an update ahead of tip-off tomorrow.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 26, 2020, 11:19 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Even though he suffered an ankle sprain on Monday, Bam Adebayo did not look too slowed on Wednesday as he flirted with a triple-double, recording 22 points (6-of-13 FGs, 10-of-15 FTs), 10 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in 33 minutes.
Bam's line was soured by his .667 shooting from the line and his four turnovers. However, you should train your eyes on those minutes and his actual production. Bam owners should feel confident to keep slotted in as usual in their lineups.
February 26, 2020, 11:08 pmKelly OlynykC, Miami Heat
Kelly Olynyk saw just 16 minutes as a starter on Wednesday, but that didn't stop him from putting up a solid effort with 11 points on perfect 4-for-4 shooting from the field (3-of-3 from deep).
Olynyk filled the stat sheet with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block. He's been worth owning in standard leagues but be sure to give him a short leash in case his production drops off.
February 26, 2020, 11:03 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Despite the return of Jimmy Butler on Wednesday, Kendrick Nunn was unperturbed and kept his foot on the gas for a team-high 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting, plus two rebounds, two 3s and six assists.
Nunn's shooting slump is now a distant memory with him scoring 20 or more points in three straight games now. He's a reasonably efficient scorer with .445 from the field on the season, so feel free to ride him out in standard leagues while the heater is on.
February 26, 2020, 10:56 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (personal) returned to action on Wednesday after missing two games and showed a bit of rust with 4-for-10 shooting from the field but made up for it with 10-of-11 shooting from the line for 18 points, four rebounds and nine assists.
The near-double-double from Butler was an acceptable production from him, but the lack of any cash counters (threes, steals, blocks) left owners wanting. In the end, he's back and not those other numbers should find their way onto the stat sheet sooner than later, so no worries here.
February 26, 2020, 6:51 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) will start on Wednesday vs. the Wolves.
Adebayo was a late addition to the injury report on Wednesday but will ultimately take the floor. He should be locked in starting lineups across formats as he has proven to be a third-round value so far this season.
Source: Heat PR on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 5:41 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo (right ankle sprain) has been downgraded to questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup vs. the Wolves.
The Heat will welcome back Jimmy Butler on Wednesday but are now in jeopardy of being without their young All-Star. Chris Silva would become an intriguing low-cost DFS play if Adebayo doesn't end up playing while Kelly Olynyk could see some additional opportunity. Continue to monitor for updates ahead of tip-off.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 26, 2020, 4:41 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (personal reasons) will make his return to action for Wednesday’s tilt vs. the Wolves.
Butler will return after a two-game absence and he should be locked in across formats as he has proven to be a 2nd/1st round talent in 8/9-cat formats. Kendrick Nunn, Goran Dragić and Jae Crowder will lose some value with Butler’s return to the lineup.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 5:46 pmJimmy ButlerSG, Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler (personal) is being upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.
If Butler does return, it will have ripple effects throughout the Heat's deep roster. Keep tabs on the situation and be sure to fire Butler up in all leagues if he is active.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 11:25 pmGoran DragicPG, Miami Heat
Goran Dragic came off the bench to score 22 points on 7-of-16 shooting with four rebounds, six assists and a pair of threes in 34 minutes in a 119-125 overtime loss to the Cavs on the road.
The Heat blew a 22-point lead in the fourth quarter in this one with Jimmy Butler (personal) out. But Dragic stepped up with one of his better games of the season. The overtime and the lack of the Heat's primary ball-handler won't always be there to help Dragic, but he's still a safe play at point guard if you need to stream one.
February 24, 2020, 11:16 pmDuncan RobinsonF, Miami Heat
Duncan Robinson hit 5-of-11 3-point attempts as part of a 15-point effort with one board and one dime in 37 minutes in a loss to the Bucks on Monday.
Robinson's full stat lines may leave something to be desired, but he's in the top-5 in threes per game for the season and the top-2 over the past month. That level of production with his solid field goal percentage is incredibly valuable unless you're far ahead of or far behind the pack in threes.
February 24, 2020, 11:10 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo put up big numbers almost everywhere in an overtime loss to the Cavs on Monday with 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting, 13 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and four blocks in 41 minutes.
Adebayo appeared to hurt his right ankle during overtime, but he remained in the game. This will be something to monitor prior to the Heat's next game on Wednesday. Otherwise, Bam is on a hot streak right now that has him playing like a top-10 player over the last few weeks with his recent increase in steals. That part is unsustainable, and his free throw percentage is still a detriment, but everything else is taking off for Bam.
February 24, 2020, 12:51 pmMeyers LeonardC, Miami Heat
Meyers Leonard (left ankle sprain) still has no timetable to return but is now without a walking boot.
Leonard's still looking at another week or more on the shelf, which will mean more work for Jae Crowder and Kelly Olynyk at power forward in the meantime. Even when healthy, Leonard won't be a fantasy option outside of deep formats.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter