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  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Coach Michael Malone said that Will Barton (left toe inflammation) is doubtful to play in Orlando on Saturday.

    Barton is in a walking boot as of Saturday morning so his chances of playing are certainly not good. Torrey Craig drew the start for Barton last game but played only 20 minutes with Malik Beasley playing 28 minutes and Michael Porter playing 21. We'd expect something similar on Saturday.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig started on Thursday and scored two points on 1-of-4 shooting to go with two rebounds.

    Craig started in place of Will Barton (toe) and should not be on any fantasy radars. He's a solid defender and can get hot once in a while, but there are much better options out there.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (toe) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Pelicans.

    Torrey Craig will start in Barton's absence. Michael Porter Jr. and Juancho Hernangomez will be asked to do some more off the bench and could be cheap daily plays.

    Source: Mike Singer on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (left toe inflammation) is questionable for Thursday's road game against New Orleans.

    Barton missed part of the rpeseason with an injury and has been struggling with his shot. He did turn in a strong performance on Tuesday, posting a double-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and two 3-pointers on efficient shooting. Denver has a deep bench, thus the occasional rest day is to be expected for Barton. The counting stats are there already and if he can get his efficiency back up, Barton looks like an easy bet for top 100 value in standard leagues. For tonight, we can expect to see more run for Torrey Craig, Malik Beasley and maybe even Michael Porter Jr.

    Source: Mike Singer on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton struggled from the field again on Monday vs. the Kings, scoring 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.

    Barton was tied for the second most shot attempts on the Nuggets and he's not one to ever be gun shy. It's still too tough to rely on him with Malik Beasley (20 minutes, eight points, two triples, one rebound and three steals) and Torrey Craig (18 minutes, two points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks) as capable fill-ins. The Nuggets guards pretty much cannibalize each other's value.

  • Gary Harris
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris scored eight points on 3-of-11 shooting with a 3-pointer, three rebounds and two steals on Wednesday.

    The fear of drafting Harris this season was the fact that the Nuggets have so many capable wings that can score and defend and tonight highlighted that. Torrey Craig (10 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and two triples) and Will Barton (19 points on 3-of-8 shooting with two triples, five rebounds, two assits, two steals and a block) played well and Malik Beasley (six points, two triples, one rebound, one assist and one steal) even has a chance to get hot. That being said, Harris is the most talented out of al of them and is playing starters minutes so he's the best guy to own here.

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig started Thursday's preseason game against the Blazers and put up seven points and three rebounds in 13 minutes.

    The Nuggets gave most of their starters a light night of work, and Craig's inclusion in that group, despite an ongoing battle for the starting spot, sure makes us think that he'll be lining up with the starters on opening night. Though he's a nice defensive presence, he'll only make waves in fantasy leagues with 20 teams or more.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Malone has yet to make a decision on his starting small forward and will continue to assess how Will Barton, Torrey Craig, Juancho Hernangómez, and Michael Porter Jr. do in Thursday's game as well as upcoming practices.

    The starting small forward position for the Nuggets has to come at some point before their regular season begins Wednesday against the Blazers. Barton had the starting gig last season but was mired with injuries after being a breakout candidate in the 2017-18 season (top-60 finish). but his skill set might better serve the Nuggets in a sixth man role. Porter's emergence this preseason has further complicated his decision. Craig and Hernangómez are also in the mix for that starting role. With so many mouths to feed in Denver, they are only late-round fliers in redraft leagues with Barton being the only one who has proved that he can sustain fantasy value while Porter has the highest upside.

    Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig will start at small forward on Monday vs. the Suns.

    Craig is an option to start at the three during the regular season. But even if he does, he would leave a lot to be desired stat-wise. In 37 starts last season, Craig averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists and fewer than one three, steal or block in 25.4 minutes per game.

    Source: Katy Winge on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    According to Harrison Wind, Torrey Craig is expected to play "significant minutes" for the Nuggets against the Suns on Monday.

    Will Barton may miss the game entirely. Craig has carved out a reserve role for the Nuggets, but he does not project as a useful fantasy player.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    According to beat writer Harrison Wind, Torrey Craig may start for the Nuggets on Tuesday against the Blazers.

    The Nuggets have a battle on their hands for the starting small forward spot as Will Barton has been a mainstay over the last few years. Craig averaged 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds last season but could take a step forward in 2019-20.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets have an open spot in the starting lineup up for grabs and Juancho Hernangómez and Torrey Craig are among the top candidates.

    With Will Barton (undisclosed) not participating in full-contact, the Nuggets may look to either Craig or Hernangómez to take over the starting role. It is surprising to not see Malik Beasley's name come up as well after a solid season in which he started 18 games. Whoever ends up winning the job should be moved up fantasy boards but with the amount of mouths the Nuggets will need to feed, it is hard to see any of them sustaining top-100 value.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (undisclosed) has not been able to be a full participant in training camp so far while Torrey Craig and Juancho Hernangomez have been getting run with the first unit.

    Barton dealt with groin/hip injuries last season that ultimately forced him to miss 39 regular season games. It appears that the hip/groin is not what is keeping Barton a limited participant in practice thus far. However, this is still concerning news for a player that was not known as "injury-prone" until last year. Monitor Barton's status as it may be safer to move him down a few rounds in case he is unable to start the season healthy.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    On Monday, Mike Malone named Michael Porter Jr. as one of the four candidates that will compete to start at small forward for the Nuggets, along with Will Barton, Torrey Craig and Juancho Hernangomez.

    The open competition is worth keeping an eye on, as some of these options could become fantasy steals given the boost in minutes that this would likely provide. Barton may be best suited to come off the bench even though he started 38 games last season. Craig saw 37 starts and could easily be selected for his defense. Hernangomez started 25 games, but he's probably the least likely to win the job. The wildcard that the fantasy community is cheering for is Porter Jr., though, as he has plenty of untapped upside. He could provide anything from a third-consecutive lost season to a Blake Griffin-like redshirt rookie campaign.

    Source: Duvalier Johnson

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig has replaced Landry Shamet on the USA Basketball Select Team.

    Craig joins the Select Team who will begin training camp with the National Team on August 5. The team will be coached by Jeff Van Gundy and basically serves as a practice squad and emergency fill-ins in case the National Team needs replacements.

    Source: Brian Windhorst on Twitter