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Mario Hezonja with a leg injury didn't play last Thursday against the Hawks. (Source: ESPN )

Fantasy Impact: Hezonja on the season is averaging 7.6 points, one assist, and 3.7 rebounds a game. At this point his fantasy value is low because he doesn't get consistent minutes.


Emmanuel Mudiay with a shoulder injury didn't play in Thursday's game against the Hawks. (Source: ESPN )

Fantasy Impact: Mudiay on the season is averaging 14.7 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.1 rebounds a game. When he comes back from the injury he is expected to come off the bench to be the back up point guard to Dennis Smith Jr.


Darius Miller will get the start on Thursday instead of G Frank Jackson against the Thunder. Miller will start with Anthony Davis, Julius Randle, Jrue Holiday, and Kenrich Williams. (Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller gets the nod over Jackson which doesn't bode well for him as Tim Frazier will also pick up minutes off the bench. Millers get a boost but Williams is a better daily play. Jahlil Okafor takes a hit as Anthony Davis starts.


Malik Monk will play on Thursday against Orlando after being sent to the G-League. It's noteworthy as Tony Parker is not expected to play due to a back injury. The only problem for Monk is that Shelvin Mack is in town. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: I'd lean towards Monk as a potential daily punt play as the Hornets could be up in this game early. With Parker out, Shelvin Mack will cut into his minutes but the Hornets should be looking towards the future and that's not Mack.


Elfrid Payton has been ruled out once again on Thursday against the Thunder with a bum ankle. Frank Jackson continues to start in his place with Tim Frazier picking up minutes. (Source: Andrew Lopez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Payton is pretty much done for at least the break so Jackson and Frazier are worth looks in daily despite the tough matchup with Russell Westbrook. Leaning towards Frazier in daily makes sense but Jackson is the dynasty stash.


Bismack Biyombo (rest) is not expected to play Thursday night against the Magic. (Source: Charlotte Hornets PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Biyombo out, Willy Hernangomez could see an increase in minutes. Even if Biyombo was expected to play, he wouldn’t be a recommended option for fantasy lineups.


Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said that Goran Dragic is "making a lot of progress" in his rehab from knee surgery. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: While there is still no definitive timetable for his return, the speculation is that he will be back shortly after the All-Star break. Even when he returns to the court, look for him to be eased back into the rotation, so he could still be weeks away from being fantasy viable again.


Salah Mejri will join the starting five for Dallas when they take on the Heat on Wednesday. (Source: MavsStats on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is just Mejri's second start of the campaign and most likely a matchup play to size up with Hassan Whiteside. Don't expect this to become a trend.


Mike Conley will rejoin the starting lineup for Memphis' matchup with Chicago on Wednesday. (Source: Michael Wallace on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Conley missed last game with an illness but was not listed on the injury report today so this was really just confirmation of a foregone conclusion. Delon Wright will move back to the bench.


Jerami Grant (ankle) will not play on Thursday against the Pelicans. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Updating an earlier story, Grant has been confirmed out for OKCs's final game before the All-Star break. With over a week before his next meaningful action, don't expect Grant to be missing much—if any—more time with the ankle issue. Paul George and Patrick Patterson will see added run in his absence.


Dennis Schroder (personal) has been confirmed out for Thursday's game with the Pelicans. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Updating a previous story, Schroder will miss the final game before the All-Star break so he can be with his newborn child. Russell Westbrook will see a heavier workload in his absence, as will Terrance Ferguson.


Caris LeVert will be in the starting lineup again for the Nets when they take on the Cavs on Wednesday. (Source: Brian Lewis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: LeVert finally rejoins the starting five and will likely still be limited, though not as limited as last game. LeVert should definitely be owned everywhere by now.


Norman Powell will join Toronto's starting lineup for their matchup with the Wizards on Wednesday night. (Source: Eric Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Powell joins a starting five that includes Lowry, Siakam, Ibaka and Danny Green tonight. With Kawhi Leonard (knee), Fred VanVleet (thumb) and Patrick McCaw (shoulder) out, Powell is in for a big night it would seem. Hopefully you snatched him up in DFS.


Patrick McCaw (shoulder) will be unavailable for the Raptors when they take on the Wizards on Wednesday night. (Source: Eric Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCaw was decent in extended action last time out, but will not be able to continue that progress due to a sore shoulder. McCaw's absence means Norman Powell will be seeing big minutes against Washington while Malcolm Miller will likely be forced into the rotation.


Derrick Rose (ankle) will play for the Wolves against the Rockets on Wednesday. (Source: Wolves on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rose played well in his last game out there but with the All-Star break on the horizon it would be surprising to see Rose, just coming off injury, playing big minutes tonight. Still, with Andrew Wiggins (illness) out, Rose could see a few extra shots.


Andrew Wiggins (illness) has been ruled out for Minnesota's matchup with Houston on Wednesday. (Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wiggins will miss his second straight game, a rarity when dealing with illnesses. Nonetheless, Luol Deng will again take his place and likely soak up almost all of Wiggins' minutes. The veteran is a decent DFS option.


Ryan Arcidiacono will join the starting lineup for the Bulls when they take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday. (Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Kris Dunn (tailbone) on the sidelines, Arcidiacono gets the spot start before the All-Star break. He's a decent DFS option tonight.


Kris Dunn (tailbone) has been ruled out for the Bulls' matchup with the Grizz on Wednesday. (Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dunn shouldn't miss any time after the break so his fantasy owners need not fret. Ryan Arcidiacono will start in his absence and be a decent streaming DFS option.


Jeremy Lin will make his debut for the Raptors on Wednesday night when they take on the Wizards. (Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lin has officially cleared waivers and signed with the Raptors. With Kawhi Leonard (knee) and Fred VanVleet (thumb) out, Lin could actually see some decent minutes in his Toronto debut. With VanVleet likely out over a month, Linsanity is definitely a fantasy possibility in standard leagues right now.


Kawhi Leonard (knee) will not play for Toronto on Wednesday against the Wizards. (Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Leonard will now have missed 16 of the first 59 games without ever reporting a major injury. At least he'll be fresh for the playoffs right? Norm Powell will see a lot of minutes with VanVleet also out with Danny Green and OG Anunoby seeing added time as well.