August 8, 2020, 8:19 pmTorrey CraigSG, Denver Nuggets
Torrey Craig fouled out in 34 minutes in Saturday's 2OT win over the Jazz but not before putting up 11 points (5-of-9 shooting), seven rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one block.
Craig is still a starter while the Nuggets are without Will Barton and Gary Harris. He's more of a defensive specialist but can deliver some low-end value due to his ability to chip in stats across the board.
August 5, 2020, 5:18 pmTorrey CraigSG, Denver Nuggets
Torrey Craig went to the locker room during the second quarter of Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs after being hit in the face.
Craig was in the starting lineup and had played 13 minutes before leaving the game just before halftime. He doesn't contribute much on the stat sheet so he isn't a recommended option in either resumption formats or DFS lineups. If he is unable to return, there will be more opportunity for P.J. Dozier, Troy Daniels and Jerami Grant in the second half.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
August 2, 2020, 1:11 pmJamal MurrayPG, Denver Nuggets
Mike Malone deemed Jamal Murray (hamstring), Will Barton (knee) and Gary Harris (hip) "very questionable" for Monday's game.
That's not great news for a Nuggets team that is trying to hold onto the third seed in a competitive Western Conference. Their big concern is being healthy for the playoffs, of course, but this many absences will make it tough for Denver to get its act together during the seeding games. Monte Morris started on Saturday with Murray out, and PJ Dozier logged 16 minutes off the bench. Michael Porter Jr. was also elevated into the starting lineup but battled foul trouble and didn't do much with his opportunity. Torrey Craig should also get minutes if the Nuggets are without their top two wing options in Barton and Harris. Morris and Porter are the only two alternatives we'd feel comfortable with in fantasy lineups.
Source: Kendra Andrews on Twitter
August 1, 2020, 12:49 pmMichael Porter Jr.PF, Denver Nuggets
The Nuggets have announced Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Michael Porter Jr, Torrey Craig and Monte Morris as the starters against the Heat on Saturday.
The Nuggets are missing three key players in Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Will Barton but have plenty of depth to plug in the gaps. Monte Morris has strong fantasy potential and Torrey Craig does his thing from time to time as well. Michael Porter Jr. is the big one here as he will make the second start of his career and it will be interesting to see what he does with the superb upside he has shown at times this season.
Source: TJ McBridge on Twitter
July 25, 2020, 7:31 pmTorrey CraigSG, Denver Nuggets
Torrey Craig is good to go for Saturday's scrimmage against the Pelicans.
Craig was one of Denver's many late arrivals to Orlando, but he's cleared all of the league's bubble protocols and is ready to rock. His presence will help Denver tremendously on the wing, and he figures to take on the marquee defensive matchups for the Nuggets. Despite its importance, that's not a role that generates much fantasy value.
Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter
July 22, 2020, 2:35 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (knee soreness) will not participate in Wednesday's scrimmage against the Wizards.
It's nothing serious, but there's little point in the Nuggets wearing down the veteran. Barton proved to be a valuable commodity in fantasy by averaging 15.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals during the regular season. Gary Harris, Torrey Craig, and Jamal Murray will also miss the game for precautionary reasons.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter
July 22, 2020, 2:07 pmMichael Porter Jr.PF, Denver Nuggets
Michael Porter Jr. is expected to arrive at the NBA bubble in Orlando on Wednesday.
This is a positive sign for the Nuggets, who are still waiting for Gary Harris and Torrey Craig to be cleared for action. Porter averaged 7.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in limited minutes during his first regular season in the NBA. He previously tested positive for COVID-19 but has recovered.
Source: Denver Post
July 21, 2020, 3:28 pmGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris and Torrey Craig have cleared quarantine after arriving in Orlando but cannot practice yet as they await cardiac testing.
The big hurdle has been cleared, and the physical test has delayed a few other players from jumping right into practice inside the bubble. The Nuggets now have two critical wing players back in the fold, and we'll keep an eye on their progress over the upcoming scrimmage games. We'd expect both Harris and Craig to be ready to go without limits when the real games begin.
Source: Mike Singer on Twitter
July 19, 2020, 4:04 pmGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris and Torrey Craig are expected to arrive in Orlando on Sunday night to join the rest of the Nuggets.
After they touch down they'll be in quarantine for two days, but reinforcements are on the way for a Nuggets group that was missing at least four regulars in Disney World. Assuming they pass their COVID tests, both Harris and Craig should be able to get up to speed in time for the season's relaunch.
Source: Kendra Andrews on Twitter
July 16, 2020, 5:01 pmNikola JokicC, Denver Nuggets
Troy Daniels told the media that the Nuggets currently only have 8-10 players in Orlando which infers that 7-9 players are yet to join the squad for the NBA restart.
This news comes as a bit of a shock as it was previously reported that only three players (Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig) were not in Orlando due to positive Covid-19 tests. If Daniels was accurate with his estimation, this means that there are an additional two-four players that are also away from the team and it is unclear as to why. This is definitely a situation to monitor as the NBA looks to get up and running by the end of the month. Everyone is hopeful that the league can resume in a safe manner in such a difficult time.
Source: Kendra Andrews on Twitter
July 13, 2020, 2:10 pmGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
Chris Haynes is reporting that Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig did not travel to Disney World with the rest of the Nuggets.
A number of healthy players have chosen to head to Orlando on their own time rather than go with their teams' traveling parties, but any absences are sure to generate speculation. Hopefully this is a case of the former, as Harris and Craig are critical to Denver's perimeter defense, while Mike Malone was talking Porter up as a potential member of the playoff rotation thanks to his rebounding, offensive touch and energy. This trio of Nuggets will be subject to quarantine whenever they do arrive in Orlando, assuming they're all still planning on making the trip at some point.
July 9, 2020, 9:10 pmTorrey CraigSG, Denver Nuggets
Torrey Craig played serviceable streamer minutes when called upon for the Nuggets and was an underappreciated starter at various points for a good Nuggets team.
Craig is an unheralded player who is one of the prime examples of the "better in real life" syndrome. He won't wow anyone on the stat sheet and therefore he's hard to love in fantasy basketball. His 5.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.4 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 triples on decent shooting from the floor was good for just 297th in 9-category formats. He did have good stretches and was an acceptable daily play on the right night, but getting into an everyday streamer role is tough in a crowded wing situation in Denver.
March 1, 2020, 9:42 pmGary HarrisSG, Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris shot well on Sunday against the Raptors, totaling 15 points on a 6-of-7 display, along with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and three turnovers.
Harris was unable to grab a steal or block which leaves this line a tad thin for our liking. Harris is not going to go 6-of-7 from the field on most nights, and until he grabs a larger role in the offense he belongs on the wire in standard leagues. He's better suited for 16-team formats. Torrey Craig made more out of his minutes off the bench, going for 17 points (7-of-11 FG), three 3-pointers, three rebounds and one steal. Paul Millsap's (ankle) absence allowed Craig to carve out a larger role.
February 11, 2020, 6:08 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (right knee inflammation) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers.
Barton has missed the last few games with the inflammation in his knee, and the team will opt to give him the extended rest over the All-Star break. Torrey Craig and Keita Bates-Diop will continue to see more minutes, while Paul Millsap and Jerami Grant may see additional time next to each other at both forward spots.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 9, 2020, 8:14 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton will miss Monday's matchup against the Spurs due to right knee inflammation.
Monday will be Barton's third straight game on the sidelines. He only has one more opportunity to play before the All-Star break, and one has to imagine that Wednesday's game against the Lakers could easily be another absence for Barton. Michael Porter Jr. has also been ruled out, and that should leave extra opportunities for Torrey Craig in particular. He's averaged 34 minutes over the last two games.
Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter