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Allonzo Trier has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Hornets with a strained left hamstring. (Source: Knicks PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trier strained his hamstring during pregame warmups and there's no word yet on how long he'll be sidelined. Courtney Lee and Frank Ntilikina should pick up his minutes.

Al Horford (knee) is questionable for Monday's game against the Pelicans. (Source: Celtics on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Horford missed Saturday's game against the Bulls with the knee issue. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates. If Horford can't go look for Daniel Theis and Marcus Morris to see an increase in minutes.

Derrick White will draw a spot start for the Spurs on Sunday with Dante Cunningham out with an abdomen injury. White will start with Bryn Forbes, DeMar DeRozen, Rudy Gay, and LaMarcus Aldridge. (Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a slight surprise as the Jazz have Rudy Gobert now matched up with Aldridge instead of maybe Jakob Poeltl. White is purely a punt play in DFS.

Davis Bertans has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Jazz. (Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jakob Poeltl is finally gelling with the Spurs and the way they do things so he's worth a strong look in DFS.

Norman Powell will miss at least the next four games as he remains out indefinitely with the shoulder injury. (Source: Erik Koreen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Powell should be left on the waiver wire as the continues to rehab his injured shoulder which has caused him to miss the past month.

Dante Cunningham has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Utah Jazz. (Source: Jeff Garcia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cunningham is a borderline add in deeper leagues as he continues to start. With him out, Marco Belinelli and Quincy Pondexter should see more minutes.

Stanley Johnson has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Pelicans with a knee contusion. Johnson will now miss two games in a row while Bryce Brown started in his place on Friday. Reggie Bullock is likely out also so Luke Kennard will see some minutes. (Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bryce Brown, Luke Kennard, Langston Galloway will all see more minutes with both Bullock and Johnson out as well as Ish Smith. All are punt plays in DFS while we expect a lot from Reggie Jackson and Blake Griffin in this game.

Luc Mbah a Moute did (what looked like) very light court work before Saturday night's game and Doc Rivers claims he is probably a few weeks away. (Source: Tomar Azarly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The well-rounded Clippers have been going with Mike Scott in his stead but there's no denying Mbah a Moute's defensive impact. It remains to be seen if he will be afforded the minutes in the rotation to make a dent in terms of fantasy production. As of now, he is an afterthought for your roster.

Coach Brad Stevens said Guerschon Yabusele suffered "bad" ankle sprain and "will be out a while," A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports. (Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yabusele has mostly been playing with Maine in the G-League as he is deep on the depth chart for the Celtics. Yabusele really should only be owned by fantasy owners in dynasty formats.

Jamal Murray suffered a shin contusion in the second quarter of Saturday's loss against the Hawks. Murray finished the game with four points, six rebounds, and three assists in 24 minutes. Murray also struggled shooting the ball all night as he finished going 2-for-9 including just 0-for-1 from the three-point line.

Fantasy Impact: Murray's struggles in this one can be handed to the shin contusion he suffered. Murray was previously dealing with some shin soreness so when he was kicked in the shin, he immediately went to the locker room. Murray will look to bounce back on Monday against the Grizzlies but owners should pick up Monte Morris just in case.

Tyler Johnson left Saturday's game against the Clippers with a left hip injury. He had eight points in seven minutes before leaving the game. (Source: Heat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson had just returned three games ago from an injury that forced him to miss six games and now appears that he might miss some more time. At least the X-rays came back negative so maybe he will be okay soon. The Heat next play on Monday against the Lakers. Goran Dragic should play in that game as he and Dwyane Wade should absorb Johnson's minutes if he is out.

Trey Lyles will start in place of the injured Paul Millsap on Saturday and probably for the near future as Millsap broke his toe. Torrey Craig and Juan Hernangomez will get more minutes also along with Mason Plumlee. (Source: Nuggets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Plumlee, Hernangomez, and Lyles are all worth a look in daily play while Lyles should be added in 12-team leagues at least. He's a solid option for owners in need of rebounds.

Bobby Portis will not make his season-debut on Saturday as he continues to try to come back from a knee injury. Jabari Parker and Lauri Markkanen will handle minutes at the four while Wendell Carter Jr. has some extra run. (Source: KC Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Markkanen and Parker will lose some value when Portis returns to the lineup. Portis is a high-upside add and bench stash.

Domantas Sabonis will play on Saturday versus the Kings despite an illness. Sabonis has food poisoning so he could be a limited participant in Saturday's game. (Source: Pacers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sabonis has picked up where he left off from last season and has played even better averaging 14.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game despite coming off the bench. In season-long leagues, Sabonis is in your lineup but in daily your avoiding him.

Hassan Whiteside is listed as out for Saturday's game against the Clippers as he tends to the birth of his child. Bam Adebayo will start in his place again after his career-high 22 points in the previous game. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: With Whiteside out, Adebayo makes for a solid start in all leagues and especially in daily play. James Johnson and Kelly Olynyk will pick up a few more minutes and be on the punt play radar in DFS. This news benefits Justice Winslow and Adebayo the most.

Rodney Hood has been ruled out for Saturday against the Washington Wizards due to a toe injury. Alec Burks will start in his place. (Source: Rick Noatrland on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Burks is worth a look as a streamer and in DFS leagues across the board. Burks has played well since his arrival in Cleveland.

John Wall is good to go on Saturday and will start against the Cavaliers despite being sick. Austin Rivers and Tomas Satoransky will come off the bench behind Wall. (Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wall should be in all lineups on Saturday as they play the struggling Cavaliers squad. Rivers and Satoransky are now off the DFS radar.

Marquese Chriss has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Dallas Mavericks with an ankle injury. (Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chriss is so far off the fantasy radar in Houston even with the team sitting Carmelo Anthony.

Dirk Nowitzki will not make his final season-debut on Saturday versus Houston but is expected to play sometime early next week. Dorian Finney-Smith is looking at another spot start. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: With Dirk out, DFS will be on the DFS radar, how great is that! He's a punt play in DFS at best with DeAndre Jordan and Harrison Barnes getting a boost. Dirk will be limited in the early going so he's a low-upside bench stash.

Aron Baynes has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Chicago Bulls with a right ankle sprain. (Source: Amanda Pfugrad on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Baynes out, Daniel Theis will see more minutes but isn't more than a punt play in DFS with Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Morris all ahead of him. We could see Guerschon Yabusele in garbage time!