Danuel House Jr.
F - HOU - OUT
Danuel House Jr. has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Lakers due to health and safety protocols.
This is a new issue for House, who hasn't played since January 2nd due to back spasms. He's only appeared in four games this season and is averaging just 7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest.
Rockets SF Danuel House Jr. (back spasms) has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Orlando Magic.
House has only played in four games this season and his production has been sub-par, averaging just 7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists across 32.5 minutes. Fantasy managers can turn towards Jae'Sean Tate as a decent streaming option, as Tate has managed similar numbers in 25.3 minutes and is available on waivers in 99.8% of ESPN leagues.
Danuel House Jr. (back) is not making the trip with the Rockets to Indianapolis and will not play in the game Wednesday.
House started the first four games of the season for Houston before sustaining the injury. He's likely to be replaced by David Nwaba in the starting lineup Wednesday, who should be considered nothing more than a DFS punt play.
Danuel House is out against the Mavericks with a back injury.
With House out of the rotation, expect to see an uptick in playing time for Eric Gordon and Ben McLemore. Both players are viable options in DFS formats, with McLemore possibly being a better play as a flier.
Danuel House Jr. posted five points (1-4 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one block in 36 minutes during the Rockets win over the Kings on Saturday.
House's 36 minutes were second only to John Wall, though he wasn't able to post a fantasy friendly line. He will have his games every now and then but isn't someone you want to trust week in and week out in fantasy. He'll look to keep improving in Monday's tilt against the Pacers.