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Serge Ibaka is listed as questionable with a knee injury for Friday's game against the Knicks. Ibaka missed one game this season due to a sore right knee and he could be on his way to his second game out. Pascal Siakim, Jakok Poeltl, OG Anunoby, and CJ Miles will see more minutes. (Source: Raptors MR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miles and Anunoby have played well with Norman Powell also out so they would get an upgrade against the Knicks. Siakim grabbed five board and scored six points in the previous game without Ibaka so he's a risky DFS play.

Steven Adams will start and play on Friday against the Spurs after missing the last three games with a calf injury. Dakari Johnson filled in for Adams while he was out but now will move back to the bench. (Source: Jabari Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson moves back to fantasy irrelevance with Adams back and its a downgrade Jerami Grant moving forward. Both Johnson and Grant can be waived at this time. Even in a tough matchup, Adams is a solid DFS play.

Gary Harris will play on Friday against the Pelicans after missing the last two games with a shoulder strain. Will Barton will move back to the bench with Harris back. (Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barton gets a downgrade with Harris back as well as Emmanuel Mudiay whose play well lately. Get Harris back in your lineups but wait for a game in DFS before firing him back up.

Mason Plumlee is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans due to a core strain. If he's out, Kenneth Faried will pick up more minutes behind Nikola Jokic. (Source: Nuggets PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Plumlee isn't on the fantasy radar but this gives Faried more minutes whose also not a great fantasy option. Jokic is the man in Denver and is a must-start in all leagues.

Mike Conley will miss at least two weeks with an Achilles injury as he continues to go through treatment. His timetable to return is unknown so Mario Chalmers is the next man up. Andrew Harrison and Tyreke Evans will also see more minutes at PG. (Source: Memphis Grizzlies)

Fantasy Impact: Conley's injury is a huge blow to fantasy owners and to the Grizzlies as he always seems to miss more time whenever he gets labeled with an injury. Chalmers would be a nice plug-and-play for Conley owners or pickup Tyler Ulis. Chalmers and Evans benefit the most with Conley out along with Marc Gasol.

Derrick Rose will not play in Friday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers as he continues to deal with a sprained ankle. (Source: Cleveland Cavaliers Game Notes)

Fantasy Impact: Rose's ankle has now cost him the previous four games. Iman Shumpert has stepped into the starting lineup in the interim and has performed decently, but is a low-ceiling option if you're considering him in DFS as LeBron James still takes over the primary ball-handling duties.

Patrick Beverley is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Cavaliers. Beverley has missed the last three games with a sore right knee. It is possible that he could return to the court on Saturday. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Sindarius Thornwell should get the start in place of the injured Beverley. However expect Lou Williams to play more minutes. Thornwell could be a good cheap add in daily fantasy options.

Danilo Gallinari will miss Friday's matchup against the Cavaliers. This will be his fifth straight game and there is no timetable for a return. Gallinari will continue to be evaluated on a game by game basis. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Look for Wesley Johnson to start again at Small Forward, but look for Lou Williams to do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to scoring. Lou Williams is a must play against the Cavaliers.

Ricky Rubio has been ruled out for Friday night's contest against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. (Source: Tony Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ricky Rubio's injury will open up even more usage and minutes for rookie, Donovan Mitchell. Joe Ingles and Rodney Hood should receive an increase in minutes as well as the Utah Jazz are struggling with injuries to key-players. Mitchell, Ingles and Hood should be owned in all league formats as they look to carry the Utah offense.

Kyrie Irving scored 16 points with six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one three-pointer and one block across 34 minutes during a 92-88 win over the Warriors on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Irving has really struggled with his shot since coming back from an injury to his face which caused him to wear a face mask. He got rid of the face mask in the second half of Thursday's game and hopefully it will make a difference. Either way, Irving should be started in all leagues.

Greg Monroe will start in his team-debut with the Suns against the Rockets. With Alan Williams and Tyson Chandler out, coach Earl Watson decided to keep Alex Len coming off the bench. Monroe will see between 15-20 minutes with Len seeing a few more. (Source: Gerald Bourguet on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Len is still the preferred season-long add and DFS play on Thursday with Chandler and Williams out. Monroe is a risky DFS play and his season-long value is up in the air as the Suns could waive Monroe or trade him in the near future.

Luc Mbah a Moute will not play on Thursday against the Suns. (Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Mbah a Moute out, Ryan Anderson gets a boost along with PJ Tucker and Eric Gordon. Chris Paul is back Thursday so look for them to go smaller in their lineups once Clint Capela comes out.

Chris Paul is expected to start and play on Thursday against the Suns after missing the last 14 games. Paul figures to be on a minutes cap of about 20 or so minutes. Eric Gordon will move back to his usual sixth man role. (Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: CP3 is a must-start whenever he enters the lineup. However, in this game with a minutes cap, CP3 should be avoided in DFS lineups. It's a slight downgrade for Eric Gordon moving forward but he's still a must-start option in season-long leagues.

Stephen Curry will start and play on Thursday after missing Monday's game with a thigh injury. Shaun Livingston will move back to the bench. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Curry gets a tough matchup on Thursday against the NBA's best defensive team. However, you start him no matter what but maybe you shy away in DFS with Irving and Chris Paul as options. Livingston is now off the DFS map with Curry back.

Delon Wright suffered a dislocated right shoulder in a game against the Pelicans on Wednesday. With Wright out, Fred VanVleet will get more minutes behind Kyle Lowry. (Source: Raptors MR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wright was playing well and his timetable is unknown to return but he remains on the wire at this point or is a decent bench stash for Lowry owners. VanVleet gets a boost but OG Anunoby should see the biggest boost.

Tyson Chandler has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Rockets due to an illness. He's also been ruled out for Friday's game against the Lakers so Alex Len will start with Greg Monroe making his team debut. (Source: Tim McMahon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Len is a solid season-long league add in 10-team leagues and a solid DFS cheap value play on Thursday and Friday. Monroe is only worth a look as a speculative add but shy away from him in DFS as his role is uncertain.

Rajon Rondo scored four points with two rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 14 minutes against the Raptors on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Rondo's second game back after missing the beginning of the year with an injury. His minutes are being ramped up and is getting the start on Friday and should play 20-24 minutes. If Rondo had been dropped due to his injury now is the time to grab him.

Vince Carter has now been out for four straight games with a kidney stone, missing Wednesday night’s only slightly less painful loss to the Hawks. His timetable for return is uncertain.

Fantasy Impact: Wish Carter a speedy recovery, but he does not need to be owned in any formats.

Zach LaVine is expected to be back sometime in the middle of December. LaVine will be able to get back to full health before even coming close to game action after tearing his ACL last season. Justin Holiday has started at SG this season so it remains to be seen how the starting five will shake out when LaVine returns. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: LaVine should be added in all leagues and stashed on your IR spot if you have one. He's a high-flyer who can score and fill the stat sheet on a team in desperate need of scoring options. His return is a downgrade for Justin Holiday.

Back on October 31, the Utah Jazz announced that Joe Johnson would be out for at least two weeks. We have reached the two-week mark and Johnson is expected to miss another two weeks with tendon instability on his right wrist. Johnson consulted with a hand specialist and will be reevaluated in another two weeks. (Source: RealGM)

Fantasy Impact: With the absence of Joe Johnson and Rudy Gobert, the Utah Jazz are playing at a slightly higher pace (currently ranked 22nd in pace). Donovan Mitchell and Derrick Favors have become the prime beneficiaries of the increase in both usage and pace. Forwards, Jonas Jerebko and Thabo Sefolosha are both now playing over 20 minutes a game if you are looking for value at the forward positions.