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  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (undisclosed) left and headed to the locker room during the second quarter of Monday's game against the Wizards.

    It is unclear what is ailing Morris at this time, but he did return from a seven-game absence over the weekend while nursing a foot injury. If this turns out to be something that will keep Morris out of the lineup, Christain Wood, Thon Maker and Sekou Doumbouya will benefit from extra minutes. Wood has the highest upside of the group when he sees the run.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood (right knee soreness) is being listed as questionable to play the Celtics on Wednesday.

    Wood is coming off a big game with 18 points, nine rebounds, two steals and three blocks, showing the type of potential he has if he is unleashed. Wood has popped up on the injury report with knee soreness earlier this season, and the hope is that it is nothing too serious. Wood remains a prime stash in fantasy leagues if you can afford to wait on him, given the upside.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood came off the bench on Monday and scored 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with nine rebounds, one assist, two steals, three blocks and two triples.

    Wood closed out the fourth quarter and OT in this one because of his hustle and defense and has all of the makings of a second half fantasy stud. He just needs to keep his head straight and continue to play hard as Coach Casey doesn't have many options in Detroit.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood posted a double-double with 17 points (8-of-12 from the field), 14 rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes on Saturday.

    This monster line from Wood shows why he needs to be owned in standard leagues with the trade rumors surrounding Andre Drummond. Drummond was ejected on Saturday after collecting two technical fouls and it opened the door for Wood to showcase his fantasy potential. Wood will be a top-100 player with top-50 upside if he becomes the starting center in Detroit.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris will not play against the Cavs on Thursday as he continues to work his way back from a sprained left foot.

    With Blake Griffin likely done for the season and rumors swirling around Andre Drummond, the Pistons could have some emerging fantasy studs in their frontcourt. Sekou Doumbouya and Christian Wood are worth a look while Morris could produce standard league value if given the opportunity.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood played just 13 minutes on Tuesday against the Cavs, putting up six points (2-for-7 from the field), six rebounds and one 3-pointer.

    That's a disappointing performance for those hoping for big things now that Blake Griffin (knee surgery) is officially presumably done for the season. Wood showed last season that he's capable of big double-doubles with some defensive stats, and that just hasn't happened this season even when he's been given big minutes. With Andre Drummond trade rumblings, though, Wood is still a hold to see how things shake out.

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Marc Stein of The New York Times said that a source briefed on the Pistons situation expressed confidence that Andre Drummond will be moved before the February trade deadline.

    The Pistons, who lost Blake Griffin (knee) presumably for the season after undergoing surgery on his knee earlier on Tuesday, may be without both of their All-Star frontcourt bigs by next month. Christian Wood and Sekou Doumbouya should be picked up where they are available while Markieff Morris is trending up as well.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Blake Griffin
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Blake Griffin underwent knee surgery on Tuesday and will face an extended rehab process.

    This news officially puts the nail in the coffin on what has been a nightmare season for the All-Star big man. Regularly going around pick-50 in drafts, Griffin never truly looked healthy and will wind up finishing just inside the top-300 on a per-game basis in 9-cat leagues. The Pistons will move forward with Christian Wood, Sekou Doumbouya and Markeiff Morris (foot) to pick up the slack at PF. If the former two are still hanging around on the waiver wire, run and grab them.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (sprained left foot) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Cavs.

    Morris last played on December 26, leaving Christian Wood and Sekou Doumbouya in important roles. He's not a major factor in fantasy anyway.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood started on Sunday against the Lakers and put up 11 points on 2-of-6 shooting.

    Wood added four rebounds and three assists to the box score. Sekou Doubmouya chipped in 11 points and five rebounds on 4-of-12 shooting before fouling out. Unless the trade rumors surrounding Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin come to fruition, Wood and Doumbouya will not be worth adding in standard formats.

  • Sekou Doumbouya
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Sekou Doumbouya double-doubled in a start on Saturday with 16 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

    Doumbouya started his second game in a row and exploded with a gem of a fantasy line. Doumbouya is worth a pickup in 14-team leagues and should be on the watch list on standard leagues with the trade rumors surrounding Andre Drummond. Doumbouya also outplayed Christian Wood (nine points and six rebounds in 18 minutes) and Thon Maker (two points in seven minutes).

  • Andre Drummond
    C, Detroit Pistons

    Andre Drummond missed practice on Friday due to a stomach ailment.

    Bruce Brown was also suffering from the stomach bug. The Pistons have a back-to-back against the Warriors and Lakers on Friday and Saturday respectively. With Blake Griffin likely out of the lineup, any missed games by Drummond would open up a huge hole for Christian Wood. If Brown was out Derrick Rose would be unleashed for major minutes, but he already played through the ailment on Thursday so he should be alright for Saturday.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood came off the bench for 25 minutes on Thursday night, posting 14 points, six rebounds and a 3-pointer.

    The Pistons seem to be going out of their way to keep Wood under wraps, as they started raw rookie Sekou Doumbouya with both Blake Griffin and Markieff Morris out. Wood is a nice add in 12-team leagues but this is much more of a boom-or-bust situation than it should be.

  • Christian Wood
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Christian Wood logged 28 minutes off the bench on Monday and despite the absence of Blake Griffin, did not pop for his owners with 11 points (4-of-9 shooting) and nine rebounds.

    Wood did play 28 minutes and the Jazz aren't the best of potential matchups. As long as Griffin is sidelined, Wood should be able to be good for some on-and-off quality production off Detroit's bench.

  • Markieff Morris
    PF, Detroit Pistons

    Markieff Morris (sprained left foot) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup with the Jazz.

    Monday is a great time to throw Christian Wood into your lineup as Blake Griffin (left knee soreness) is doubtful as well. As for Morris, he has his moments as a scorer and 3-point specialist but is largely a deep-league option when he is healthy.

    Source: NBA Injury Report