Austin Rivers

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  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers will miss Saturday's game vs. the Lakers as he is suffering from a sprained right thumb injury.

    Rivers has been quiet for the Rockets lately, even while receiving minutes in the mid-20s over the last five games. He is a deep league play until he gets hot or the Rockets decide to bump him ahead of Ben McLemore in the rotation.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers dished out five assists in a spot start on Tuesday, adding 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting, two rebounds and a three in 27 minutes in a loss to the Grizzlies.

    Rivers started for the resting Russell Westbrook tonight and he should be back to his ineffective bench stat lines in the Rockets' next game on Wednesday. Ben McLemore fared a bit better next to Rivers in the starting lineup, hitting four triples on his way to 14 points with three boards and two steals in 38 minutes.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers will draw the start in place of Russell Westbrook (rest) for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Rivers should be looking at extra minutes and opportunities in this one, while Eric Gordon should be doing the same off the bench. Rivers is a streaming option on a small slate, but that's about it.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers didn't make much noise in his spot start for the Rockets on Sunday for James Harden (sprained right toe) and managed just nine points on 2-of-7 shooting, three rebounds, five assists, one 3-pointer, two steals and five turnovers.

    Rivers was outclassed and outmatched by both Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday tonight. He remains a fringe hold in very deep leagues.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers and Eric Gordon will start in place of Russell Westbrook and James Harden during Sunday's game versus the Pelicans.

    Neither hold any long-term value, but are worth looking at in DFS or those in need of a streamer.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • James Harden
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Jame Harden (sprained right toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Pelicans.

    The Rockets will be resting both of their studs tonight and this will open up a ton of DFS and streaming value. Austin Rivers and Eric Gordon are expected to start in place of Russell Westbrook and Harden, but neither hold any long-term value.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (left finger sprain) is available for Monday's game.

    He was previously listed as probable. Rivers played well off the bench on Saturday, but it's hard to rely on him.

    Source: Salman Ali on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (left finger sprain) has been added to the injury report but is probable to play on Monday.

    Rivers is still in play as a deep-league option for threes, but it's not a fantasy-friendly profile in general.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers scored 14 points with five assists in 28 minutes off the bench on Saturday.

    Russell Westbrook (rest) sat out of this one opening more ball handling opportunities for Rivers. Rivers can be used as a streamer when Harden or Westbrook are out, but he should return to the waiver wire when the Rockets are at full strength.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is listed as available for Friday's game against the Magic.

    Slide him into your lineups if you have him. Rivers only missed two games due to the sickness.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is being listed as probable for Friday's tilt with the Magic.

    Rivers should be able to give it a go on Friday, but may still see limited minutes. He has been getting a lot of run, but has been dealing with shaky shooting that is holding down his fantasy value. Until we know he is fully healthy and can handle major minutes he is not worth streaming. The emergence of Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon's eventual return have only complicated Rivers' situation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook will play on Friday vs. the Magic and likely rest on Saturday vs. the Pistons.

    The Rockets are just trying to keep Westbrook fresh and they probably feel like they can beat the Pistons without him. Expect Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore to get some more opportunity with Westbrook out on Saturday.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) may be able to play limited minutes on Friday.

    Rivers was unable to play on Wednesday and he should still be considered questionable for tomorrow. Ben McLemore remains the more appealing fantasy option given his scoring upside.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers (illness) is being ruled out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Cavs.

    With Rivers missing another game we should see both Ben McLemore and Danuel House reach the thirty-minute mark, with Chris Clemons and Gary Clark seeing extra minutes if the score turns lopsided. Rivers' next chance to return will be on Friday against the Magic.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers is a late scratch due to flu-like symptoms on Monday vs. the Kings.

    With Eric Gordon out, Rivers has been getting a good chunk of minutes each game, but he really needs about 30 minutes to put up standard league value. He's surpassed that mark a few times lately, but he shouldn't be counted on as more than a streamer.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter