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  • Brandon Knight - G - Houston Rockets

    Brandon Knight (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's game.

    Whenever Knight returns it'll be his first NBA game action since February 15, 2017. Houston's bench is really hurting for scoring, especially if Eric Gordon continues to start, but it's going to be hard for them to lean on Knight given the amount of rust he'll need to shake off. It's possible he emerges as an option in extremely deep leagues but most of his fantasy utility figures to come from stream appeal when one of Houston's stars sits out.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • James Ennis III - F - Houston Rockets

    James Ennis III (hamstring) will miss 1-2 weeks.

    Coach Mike D'Antoni said he could increase minutes for Danuel House, Gerald Green or play rookie Gary Clark again. Only deep leaguers are eyeing any of these guys so their values won't change much.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Chris Paul - G - Houston Rockets

    Chris Paul scored 11 points on 2-of-12 shooting (7-of-8 FTs) with 11 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and one block in the Rockets' 111-103 win over the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Paul met an arbitrary threshold of double-digit production in three familiar stat categories, and he has quietly done his thing with top-25 returns when on the floor this season. James Harden added 29 points with four assists, four treys and a steal in the win.

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon was moved into the starting lineup in Tuesday's win over the Blazers, scoring 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting (0-for-5 3PTs) with one rebound and four assists in 39 minutes.

    Gordon's value will be the same whether he starts or comes off the bench. He has hit just 37 percent of his shots this season and that's bound to end up over 40 percent so there is bounceback potential that might peak in the late-middle rounds for stretches.

  • Gerald Green - G/F - Houston Rockets

    Gerald Green scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 21 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Blazers.

    Green could be called upon for a similar role for however long James Ennis (hamstring) is out. If you're in a deeper league, need a streamer or looking for DFS punt plays give both he and Danuel House Jr. (12 points, five boards, one steal, one three, 19 minutes) a look.

  • James Ennis III - F - Houston Rockets

    James Ennis will miss "a few days" according to Mike D'Antoni after suffering a strained hamstring in Tuesday's game against the Blazers.

    Ennis' absence will end up maxing P.J. Tucker out and after that Gerald Green (13 points, five boards, one assist, one steal, two blocks, three treys, 21 minutes) and Danuel House Jr. (12 points, five boards, one steal, one three, 4-of-8 FGs, 19 minutes) become worth a look in DFS and as spot starts.

  • James Ennis III - F - Houston Rockets

    James Ennis (hamstring) will not return on Tuesday against the Blazers.

    Ennis pulled up lame in the third quarter and went down holding his right hamstring. He went to the locker room with trainers and was quickly ruled out. Ennis finished the game with two points and five boards in 18 minutes. P.J. Tucker and Daniel House Jr. are beneficiaries if Ennis has to miss meaningful time.

    Source: Mark Berman on Twitter

  • James Ennis III - F - Houston Rockets

    James Ennis (hamstring) grabbed his right leg and left with trainers to the locker room on Tuesday.

    Ennis left in the third quarter. If he misses any time, P.J. Tucker and Daniel House Jr. get a boost. Stay tuned for updates.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Marquese Chriss - F - Houston Rockets

    Marquese Chriss (sprained left ankle) has been ruled out on Tuesday.

    Chriss is averaging 5.9 mpg in nine contests this season and currently sits fourth on the center depth chart, so he's well off the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Brandon Knight - G - Houston Rockets

    Brandon Knight is likely to make his Rockets debut next week.

    It's been over a year on the sidelines for Knight, who is on his way back from an offseason knee procedure. He'll be tasked with giving the Rockets some extra scoring off the bench, though the team probably can't lean on him right away even with the state of their depth. He's only a deep-league option but might have some wider appeal if Chris Paul or James Harden gets hurt.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon will replace James Ennis in the starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Gordon had great success as a starter last season, but we haven't seen much of him starting alongside both Chris Paul and James Harden. His fantasy value shouldn't change much but it's possible that more time beside those playmakers helps his game, or for those stints to result in fewer touches and shots. The Rockets will be light on bench scoring tonight so we'll see how shots get redistributed between Ennis, Gary Clark and Gerald Green.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Isaiah Hartenstein - F/C - Houston Rockets

    The Rockets announced that they have recalled rookie Isaiah Hartenstein from the G-League.

    Hartenstein has been out of the rotation in the last few games and he isn’t likely to see much, if any, playing time tonight. He is just 20 years old and a nice prospect for deep dynasty leagues.

    Source: Mark Berman on Twitter

  • Eric Gordon - G - Houston Rockets

    Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic is reporting that the Rockets are considering replacing James Ennis with Eric Gordon in Tuesday's starting lineup.

    The Rockets are short on offense these days and Gordon's struggles are certainly a part of that, though the timing is a little curious with this coming just days after Gordon said that the team isn't using all of its personnel correctly. Gordon, if you'll remember, had some huge games last season as a starter when Chris Paul was out. If this does come to pass you can view Gordon as a viable pickup in 12-team leagues, though he may end up being better-served as the guy to carry the second unit. We'll find out tomorrow.

    Source: Alykhan Bijani on Twitter