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  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (knee) has been ruled out of Wednesday's matchup with the Spurs.

    Barton is yet to take any part in the seeding games and the fact he is being ruled out a day prior is not a good look. He managed to play in one of the scrimmage games and perhaps that wasn't the best decision given he has been inactive since that game.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap ended with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, and a steal in Monday's overtime win over the Thunder.

    Despite averaging 24.5 minutes during the regular season, Millsap can deliver steady performances especially with the likes of Will Barton sidelined due to injury. Meanwhile, Jerami Grant had a quiet game with just two points in 34 minutes off the bench.

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. scored a career-high 37 points and hauled in 12 rebounds during the Nuggets' 121-113 overtime victory over the Thunder on Monday.

    Porter did a great job making up for the absences of the injured Will Barton, Gary Harris, and Jamal Murray. He shot 12-for-16 from the field and added four triples. Porter has always oozed potential, but don't expect this kind of dominance when the roster gets healthier.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (left knee soreness) has been ruled out ahead of Monday's game.

    Barton was deemed questionable earlier on Sunday but he'll sit out tomorrow, which isn't exactly unexpected. Michael Porter Jr. started on Friday and should do so again, putting him on the map as a fantasy option. Torrey Craig will also get additional run as a defensive stopper, though he's not much of a fantasy asset.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, 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

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton's knee soreness will keep him on the sidelines when the Nuggets face the Heat on Saturday.

    Barton will be missing this game alongside Gary Harris (knee) and Jamal Murray (left hamstring) is currently questionable. With Barton absent, Michael Porter Jr. figures to receive a prominent role, and if Murray does sit he will be the second option on the offensive end. Barton had played 18 minutes in Monday's scrimmage, but apparently the road to recovery has gotten bumpier since the beginning of the week.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (knee soreness) played his first scrimmage on Monday, ending with three points and two rebounds in 18 minutes.

    Barton was previously held out of game action but got the start against the Magic, shooting 1-for-5 from the field. The Nuggets deployed 13 players which limited Barton's opportunities. He averaged 15.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.1 steals during the regular season.

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    According to head coach Michael Malone, the Nuggets are hoping Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr. and Keita Bates-Diop will all be in action on Monday.

    Murray is yet to play in a scrimmage but it would appear he is good to go for Monday's game against the Magic. Along with Barton, Porter Jr. and Bates-Diop, Murray's absence has likely been more of a precaution as the Nuggets prepare for a deep playoff run. He had been flirting with top-50 value prior to the shutdown and should be able to continue with similar production upon the resumption, making him a late third-round target in most instances.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets will be without Jamal Murray (hamstring), Gary Harris (hip) and Will Barton (knee soreness) in Saturday's scrimmage.

    All three players also sat out of Denver's first scrimmage on Wednesday. It's expected that these are all precautionary absences, so we wouldn't get too worked up about these issues just yet. If the trio could suit up for the team's final scrimmage next week it would certainly put a lot of minds at ease before resumption drafts, but ultimately the Nuggets will do whatever it takes to ensure that they're full strength for the playoff push.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, 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

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton averaged 15.1 points, 1.9 3s, 6.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocks on .450 shooting for 71/67 value in 8/9-cat leagues on a per-game basis.

    Barton took over as the secondary scorer for the Nuggets which led to Gary Harris taking a backseat this year. Last season Barton battled injuries which derailed his fantasy value, but this season he stayed healthy while Harris fought injuries. Technically he's the third leading scorer for the Nuggets, but everything runs through Nikola Jokic and he's always looking for ways to create for Jamal Murray and Barton. The big season from Will the Thrill isn't a surprise as he's aggressive on both ends of the floor and the Nuggets love to get their wings going.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton shot 9-of-17 from the field on his way to scoring 23 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on Wednesday.

    Barton also shot 4-of-9 from deep and he certainly wasn't the reason the Nuggets fell to the Mavs on Wednesday. Barton took the second most field goal attempts for the Nuggets behind Jamal Murray tonight.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton scored a team-high 22 points in a loss to the Cavs on Saturday, adding eight rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes.

    Barton was able salvage a nice stat line in a surprising loss to a weak Cavs team. Barton has scored 15 points in four of the past five games. He is a top-75 player on the season and was a top-130 player in the month of February. His value should likely fall in the middle around the top-100 moving forward.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton had a solid game on Thursday with 16 points (6-of-10 shooting) to go with seven boards and two triples in 24 minutes as the Nuggets won late.

    Barton has strung together a couple better games this week after some slow performances coming off a right knee injury. He should be a solid mid-round value the rest of the way, but there may be quiet games as guys like Gary Harris chip in with improved value. Harris has posted late-round value on the season but has been a top-100 player over the last week. He posted a nice 14 points, five boards and two steals in this one.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton finished with 18 points (8-of-18 FG, 1-of-9 3PT), five rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes during the Nuggets' loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

    Barton was atrocious from beyond the arc on Tuesday, but only missed two shots from two-point range. Since returning from a four game absence two weeks ago, Barton has not been very good, ranking outside the top-200. He still sits right at top-70 value on the year but if you're in a situation where a guard like Malik Beasley, for example, is somehow still on the wire, Barton could be a cut candidate.