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  • Jamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray scored 26 points on 8-of-14 shooting (4-of-7 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with two rebounds and five assists over just 25 minutes in the Nuggets' 124-102 win over the Cavs on Saturday.

    Murray has been heating up lately with top 55-75 (8/9 cat) returns and shooting numbers that look more like last year vs. this year, where he has seen his free throw percentage drop to 83 percent from an elite and heavyish 90.5 percent. If he could get his steals figured out while he was at it then he'd be the guy owners hoped they were getting on draft day. Nikola Jokic triple-doubled with 19 points, 11 boards, 12 assists and four cash counters in the easy win.

  • Malik Beasley - G - Denver Nuggets

    Malik Beasley started again and scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including three treys) with four rebounds and one assist over 31 minutes in Saturday's win over the Cavs.

    Beasley has done well to cling to his fantasy value but minutes are going to get tight in the next game and owners can definitely get ahead of this with a drop.

  • Trey Lyles - F - Denver Nuggets

    Trey Lyles scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, four assists and one steal in 19 minutes off the bench on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Lyles has been bad all season long so one decent line isn't going to put him on the radar in most formats.

  • Will Barton - G - Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (personal) returned to action and logged 21 minutes on Saturday against the Cavs, scoring five points on 2-of-7 shooting with one rebound, three assists and one trey.

    Barton hasn't gotten back in a groove yet but the Nuggets have four days off before playing on Wednesday, which should help him practice and get acclimated with his teammates. Start him in the Nuggets' three-game week at your own risk, however.

  • Gary Harris - G - Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris played just 17 minutes in his second game back from a left hamstring injury, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with one rebound and one assist on Saturday against the Cavs.

    There was no need for the Nuggets or Harris to force the action here so as long as he didn't aggravate the injury this is a win. With a three-game week upcoming and no game until Wednesday, on one hand he'll get a nice window to rest up, but it will be hard to start him with confidence.

  • Isaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets

    Nuggets coach Michael Malone said on Saturday that there is still no timeline for the return of Isaiah Thomas (hip).

    "There is nothing that has been said about February. You will see him when he is ready to play," said Malone, which is what coaches do to provide cover for players that have uncertain return dates. This doesn't necessarily mean the report isn't true, but it does make muddy up the waters for anybody considering him as a stash in very deep formats.

  • Juancho Hernangomez - F - Denver Nuggets

    Juancho Hernangomez (abdominal strain) will not be suiting up against the Cavs on Saturday.

    Hernangomez has been playing through this injury for some time now and his playing time in the past month has been cut short to 16.5 minutes a game. Leave him on your waivers unless you're in a really deep league and in need of some rebounds.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Will Barton - G - Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (personal) participated in shootaround and is expected to play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Barton could be on the verge of a breakout game against a lowly Cavs team that shouldn't provide much resistance. Check back closer to game-time for the official call.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Isaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets are hopeful that guard Isaiah Thomas (hip) will be able to make his return prior to mid-February’s All Star Break.

    This is the first update we’ve seen in a long time for IT3, so it looks like he may actually be back this year. It’s anyone’s guess how he’ll play after being hurt all year and how he’ll fit in the backcourt with Jamal Murray and Monte Morris. There’s no guarantee Thomas will be a consistently productive player with so much depth in Denver but if you have an open IR spot, it can’t hurt to stash him.

    Source: ESPN.com

  • Will Barton - G - Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (personal) is expected to play on Saturday vs. the Cavs.

    With Barton and Gary Harris back, it’ll be hard for all of Denver’s auxiliary pieces to maintain value, though Malik Beasley has the best chance so owners should sit tight for the next few games to see how it all shakes out.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Juancho Hernangomez - F - Denver Nuggets

    Juan Hernangomez (abdominal strain) is questionable to play on Saturday vs. the Cavs.

    With Will Barton and Gary Harris back in the lineup (hopefully for good), Hernangomez's minutes have been reduced from 26.6 over the last two months to just 16.5 over the last two weeks and his standard league value has evaporated in the process. It's best to leave him on waivers.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray knocked down seven 3-pointers en route to 25 points in Thursday's defeat of the Bulls.

    Murray went 8-of-16 from the field and also added five dimes tonight. The Blue Arrow is still in the middle-rounds this season but has been a disappointment considering his big finish to last year had owners envisioning a top-50 season back on draft day. Perhaps he repeats the feat with a big second half for a dangerous Denver squad.

  • Nikola Jokic - C - Denver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokic played just 25 minutes in Thursday's 135-105 cakewalk against the Bulls but still had 18 points, eight rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and a block.

    Jokic went an uncharacteristic 6-of-18 from the field but has been on an incredible run of late, so owners aren't likely to care all that much. Denver actually trailed after the first quarter but quickly dispatched the Bulls in the second and never looked back.

  • Gary Harris - G - Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris (left hamstring tightness) returned from a five-game absence on Thursday night, coming off the bench for 19 minutes and tallying 14 points, two assists and two 3-pointers.

    Harris shot a respectable 6-of-11 from the field. We know what he can be at his peak and now the only missing piece of the puzzle is his sustained health. Hopefully he's seen the last of the injury report this year, though his current fantasy owners know might scoff at that notion. Malik Beasley made another start and had 13 points, nine rebounds and a pair of threes but will fade once Harris moves back into the starting five.

  • Gary Harris - G - Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris (left hamstring) will play against the Bulls on Thursday after missing the last five games.

    Harris is really struggling to get on the court and has started to look like someone we would label as "injury-prone". Malik Beasley has been good in Harris's absence, so he figures to take the biggest immediate hit from this impending return.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter