Daniel Gafford

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  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford posted top-300 value in 8-category leagues as a rookie while averaging 5.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 14.2 minutes per game.

    He finished with top-290 production in 9-category formats. Gafford won't hold a ton of value while playing sparingly, but the blocked shots allowed him a bit of streaming appeal. On December 13 against the Hornets, Gafford posted a career best six swats.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) is being ruled out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Thunder.

    Carter Jr. returned to Bulls' practice over the All-Star break eyeing a return, but he will now miss the first four games after the break. Luke Kornet (ankle) remains out as well, as Daniel Gafford and Christiano Felicio should continue to stay busy. Carter's next opportunity to return will be on Saturday against the Knicks.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (left ankle sprain) will not play on Tuesday.

    Kornet sprained his ankle on Friday but hasn't played particularly well of late anyway. Daniel Gafford should see minutes in the low twenties for now.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford got the start on Sunday vs. the Wizards, putting up 10 points (5-of-6 FG, 0-of-4 FT), two rebounds, two blocks and three turnovers.

    Gafford put up some numbers over his 22 minutes, but that shooting from the free-throw line is a headache. Wendell Carter Jr.'s return is on the horizon, Luke Kornet should also not be missing for too long, making Gafford more of a blocks-specialist as long as he retains the starting role. This should be a short-term streaming situation.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford recorded two steals and two blocks in Saturday's loss to the Suns, adding seven points, five rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes.

    Luke Kornet was out of this game with a left ankle sprain, so Gafford feasted on as many minutes at center that were allotted to him. Wendell Carter Jr. is close to a return, so don't expect to stay for drinks at the Gafford afterparty.

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (left ankle sprain) will not play against the Suns on Saturday.

    Kornet has underwhelmed as the Bulls' starter over the last 14 games and disappeared in the two games since his 25-point outburst against the Sixers right before the All-Star break. Daniel Gafford will draw the start on Saturday and might be viewed as a short-term blocks specialist while splitting time with Luke Kornet until Wendell Carter Jr. returns.

    Source: Tony Gill on Twitter

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford (right ankle sprain) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game.

    The Bulls routinely list several players as probable before any given game. Gafford doesn't usually play enough to merit fantasy consideration.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Cristiano Felicio
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Cristiano Felicio delivered 13 points, seven rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes on Sunday against the Sixers.

    Chicago needed size against Joel Embiid, which likely explains why Felicio got the nod while Daniel Gafford (ankle sprain) was a DNP. Don't expect this to last going forward.

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (neck), will play on Sunday after initially being a game-time decision.

    Daniel Gafford (right ankle sprain) is in the same boat. Make sure LaVine is in your lineups today, and just hope that this injury doesn't linger going forward.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford (right ankle sprain) is being considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game versus the Sixers.

    Gafford will have a chance to take some minutes away from Luke Kornet when he is able to play, but expect him to be brought along slowly off of the bench.

    Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) have both been downgraded to out ahead of Thursday's matchup vs. the Pelicans.

    Gafford's return lasted only nine minutes before spraining his ankle. He had some streaming appeal but can be dropped with this most recent injury. Chandler Hutchison could see more minutes with Valentine out while Luke Kornet and Thaddeus Young will continue to have streaming appeal while the Bulls are without three frontcourt players.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) are both listed as doubtful ahead of Thursday's contest vs. the Pelicans.

    Gafford made his return on Sunday but only played nine minutes in the game. It doesn't appear likely that Gafford or Valentine will suit up for Thursday's game. Luke Kornet and Thaddeus Young could continue to be streamable assets in standard leagues until the Bulls get some of their frontcourt players back from injury. Chandler Hutchison could also see some short-term value with Valentine sidelined.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford returned from a nine-game absence on Sunday afternoon, playing nine minutes and racking up one point, one rebound and three turnovers.

    Gafford missed time with a dislocated right thumb and he looked to be limping at one point today, but we'll consider him good to go moving forward. While he has lots of upside as a blocks specialist, it appears as though Gafford will have to earn has way back up the depth chart after his injury setback.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford (right thumb dislocation) will return to the lineup on Sunday against the Raptors.

    Gafford missed the last nine games after dislocating his thumb on January 15. With Wendell Carter Jr. and Lauri Markkanen out, Gafford really only has to outplay Cristiano Felicio to get enough playing time where he might be of interest. He's averaging 1.3 blocks in 12.8 mpg on the season so it's easy to see how he can help a fantasy team out. Keep an eye on his workload today.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford (right thumb dislocation) is listed as questionable vs. the Raptors on Sunday.

    Gafford is close to a return, which should surely eat into Luke Kornet's thin edge on value in the short term. Give Gafford a look in deep leagues for a bump in boards and blocks when he's active.

    Source: NBA Injury Report