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  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo drew the start for Ricky Rubio on Tuesday, coming away with three rebounds, three assists and an 0-for-4 shooting line in 22 minutes.

    Rubio is away for the birth of his child and might miss a little more time, but this should be all you need to tell that Okobo is only a dart throw and shouldn't be expected to return more than assists for deep-league GMs. Tyler Johnson had four points on 1-of-7 shooting in 15 minutes while Jevon Carter played only six minutes. Avoid this mess.

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo will start at PG in Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

    Monty Williams hinted at this to be true when he said Ricky Rubio was still away from the team, and now we get confirmation. Okobo is in a sweet spot to provide streaming value, but it should be noted that Tyler Johnson, Jevon Carter and Mikal Bridges could all see a few extra minutes while Devin Booker takes over playmaking duties.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio will miss Tuesday's game against the Hawks as he awaits the birth of his child.

    With Rubio out, Elie Okobo is expected to draw the start, while there will be more minutes to go around for Tyler Johnson, Jevon Carter and Mikal Bridges. Okobo is worth a streaming look in this easy matchup, but it's worth noting that Devin Booker is set up to be the primary playmaker for this game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Monty Williams said that he expects Ricky Rubio to miss Tuesday's game against the Hawks as he tends to a personal issue, and Elie Okobo would likely take his place in the starting unit.

    The good news is that Rubio's absence is not injury-related, and he will be ready as soon as he is back with the team. It's unclear how long he will be out, but it doesn't seem like a major issue. In addition to Okobo, there will be more minutes to go around for Jevon Carter and Tyler Johnson and Mikal Bridges, while Devin Booker takes on more playmaking responsibility.

    Source: Duane Rankin on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (personal) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Hawks.

    Rubio hasn't shot the ball well lately, but he continues to deliver in the assists and steals categories. If he cannot play on Tuesday, Elie Okobo will see more opportunities.

    Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo started on Saturday and scored 17 points with four rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes.

    Okobo got the start with Ricky Rubio (illness) sidelined. If Rubio misses the next game on Monday, Okobo could be worth streaming as he saw more minutes than both Ty Jerome (15 points in 22 minutes) and Tyler Johnson (three points in 15 minutes). Okobo should return to the waiver wire once Rubio returns.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio will miss Saturday's game with an illness and Elie Okobo will draw the start for the Suns.

    Okobo has low-end DFS appeal for this game because he hasn't shown much this season. Neither is he a must-grab given that Rubio is not expected to be out too long.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (illness) is doubtful to play against the Rockets on Saturday.

    Although the Suns have lost five straight games, Rubio has been racking up the assists lately, averaging 11.5 over his last 10 games. It is unclear who benefits the most if Rubio sits with Ellie Okobo, Ty Jerome and Jevon Carter all playing similar minutes lately. Tyler Johnson who picked up a DNP after coming back from injury last game, may also get back into the rotation.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo played 15 minutes off the bench on Friday adding 11 points (5-for-7 shooting), three steals, two blocks, a triple and a rebound as the Suns fell to the Thunder.

    Okobo was the only Suns player to score in double digits off the bench. Mikal Bridges played 17 minutes and added two points, two rebounds and a block. Cameron Johnson also played 17 minutes and had four points, three rebounds, a three and a steal.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio had a rough one on Tuesday night, going 2-of-12 from the field and finishing with four points, five rebounds and eight assists in 24 minutes.

    The Suns got blotted out tonight so most players had issues, but Rubio had more struggles than most. Jevon Carter had nine points and a steal in 24 minutes, Elie Okobo had 10 points, four dimes and two steals in 24 minutes and Ty Jerome had 10 points, three assists and two swipes in 19 minutes. They all figure to return to irrelevance when Devin Booker returns. Expect better from Rubio next time out.

  • Cameron Johnson
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Cameron Johnson (hip soreness) will miss Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

    Johnson is one of three guards missing tonight. It's a good thing the Suns have far too many guards as it is. Look for Mikal Bridges to take up some slack in addition to some combination of Elie Okobo, Jevon Carter and Ty Jerome.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter

  • Tyler Johnson
    PG-SG, Phoenix Suns

    Tyler Johnson is considered doubtful for Monday's game due to illness.

    Johnson is not doing much to merit ownership in fantasy since Ricky Rubio returned. Elie Okobo is likely to help fill the void.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Elie Okobo
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Elie Okobo played well in 28 minutes on Sunday as he put up 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting in a loss to the Nuggets.

    Okobo saw an expanded role with Ricky Rubio (back spasms) out and he took advantage of the extra minutes. He added two rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers to the stat sheet. He was a good DFS start for this one, but he can be left on the wire as Rubio's injury is not long-term.

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio (back spasms) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Pelicans, according to head coach Monty Williams.

    Rubio tried to give it a go on Tuesday but was unable to finish the game due to this injury. It sounds like Rubio will warm-up and decide if he is ready to go. Jevon Carter and Elie Okobo will likely see additional minutes if Rubio is forced to sit out. Booker will take over some of the ball-handling and had 8 assists on Tuesday.

    Source: Bob Young on Twitter

  • Ricky Rubio
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    Ricky Rubio is doubtful to face the Pelicans on Thursday due to back spasms.

    Rubio tried to give it a go on Tuesday but was unable to finish the game due to this injury. He has been a tremendous addition to this roster this season, running the offense with great success. Expect Tyler Johnson, Jevon Carter and Elie Okobo to see additional minutes for as long as Rubio is forced to sit out.

    Source: Kellan Olson on Twitter