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Sacramento Kings SF Harrison Barnes (groin) has been ruled out Wednesday against the Pacers (Source: Franklin Cartoscelli)

Fantasy Impact: The Kings have officially ruled out Barnes and Chimezie Metu (back) for Wednesday's game. Both tried to play on Tuesday and neither felt ready after warming up. Mavin Bagley should draw another start at power forward in their absences; he's played at least 30 minutes in each of the past two games.

Category: Injury Updates


Milwaukee Bucks SG Khris Middleton (knee) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the Wizards. (Source: Eric Nehm)

Fantasy Impact: Playing on the second night of a back-to-back, Middleton will rest against the Wizards. Patrick Connaughton will see increased runs.

Category: Injury Updates


Houston Rockets C Christian Wood (ankle) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the 76ers (Source: Cayleigh Griffin)

Fantasy Impact: Wood along with several other Rockets are out on Wednesday. The team will have only eight active bodies for the game against the 76ers. Kelly Olynyk will likely start and be a prime candidate on DFS sites as he's scored over 40 fantasy points in each game without Wood.

Category: Injury Updates


Indiana Pacers PG Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the Kings. (Source: Tony eAST)

Fantasy Impact: Jeremy Lamb, Malcolm Brogdon, and Edwin Sumner will all miss Wednesday's game. The injuries should pave the way for TJ McConnell and Aaron Holiday to see extended minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Indiana Pacers SF Edmond Sumner (knee) has been ruled out Wednesday against the Kings. (Source: Tony eAST)

Fantasy Impact: Jeremy Lamb, Malcolm Brogdon, and Edwin Sumner will all miss Wednesday's game. The injuries should pave the way for TJ McConnell and Aaron Holiday to see extended minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Indiana Pacers SG Jeremy Lamb (knee) has been ruled out Wednesday against the Kings. (Source: Tony eAST)

Fantasy Impact: Jeremy Lamb, Malcolm Brogdon, and Edwin Sumner will all miss Wednesday's game. The injuries should pave the way for TJ McConnell and Aaron Holiday to see extended minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Orlando Magic C Wendell Carter Jr. (eye) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the Celtics (Source: Magic PR)

Fantasy Impact: The Magic will be without Carter Jr., Terrence Ross (back), James Ennis (calf), Michael Carter-Williams (ankle), Otto Porter (foot), and Chuma Okeke (ankle) on Wednesday. Expect the tandem of Mo Bamba and Mo Wagner to see increased minutes as starters.

Category: Injury Updates


Charlotte Hornets SG Devonte' Graham (knee) has been listed as doubtful for Thursday vs the Bulls (Source: Hornets PR)

Fantasy Impact: The Hornets' injury report for Thursday lists Graham (knee) as doubtful and Cody Martin (ankle) as out. PJ Washington (personal) is no longer on the injury report. Bismack Biyombo got the start at center in Washington's absence in Tuesday's win and should return to the bench with Washington back with the team. If the veteran guard is to miss expect Caleb Martin to see an increase in minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington Wizards PF Rui Hachimura (illness) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the Bucks. (Source: Wizards)

Fantasy Impact: Hachimura has been ruled out Wednesday due to a non-COVID illness. Anthony Gill seems likely to draw another spot start in his absence with coach Brooks preferring to keep Davis Bertans in a reserve role together with Ish Smith. Bertans played 34.2 minutes off the bench in the last game Hachimura missed back on April 25.

Category: Injury Updates


Dallas Mavericks PF Maxi Kleber (back) has been ruled out Thursday against the Nets (Source: Dorothy J Gentry)

Fantasy Impact: Both Kleber and Kristaps Porzingis will be unavailable on Thursday after missing Tuesday. Dwight Powell will likely start and see an increase in minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Dallas Mavericks PF Kristaps Porzingis (knee) has been ruled out Thursday against the Nets. (Source: Dorothy J Gentry)

Fantasy Impact: After missing Tuesday's game, Porzingis will miss Thursday as well. The veteran continues to deal with a knee injury. In the meantime, Dwight Powell will start and see likely 30+ minutes.

Category: Injury Updates


Cleveland Cavaliers PG Darius Garland (ankle) will miss his third straight game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday due to a sprained left ankle. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Garland won't be able to return from a sprained left ankle injury on Wednesday that has sidelined him for the past three games. Isaac Okoro can be inserted into lineups against the Blazers on Wednesday, as he exploded for 32 points and six assists across 47 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Suns. He likely won't reach another 30-point outing but he is active in other statistical categories to produce solid value during Wednesday's nine-game slate.

Category: Injury Updates


Saddiq Bey totaled seven points (2-12 FG, 2-10 3PT, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, and three assists in 39 minutes in the Pistons' 102-99 loss to the Hornets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Bey had 7.0 points in the Pistons’ loss to the Hornets, as he shot a horrid 16.7 percent from the floor and 20.0 percent from beyond the arc. This performance certainly underdelivered, especially with his somewhat overpriced salary point, given his inconsistencies. Even though much of his value comes from his scoring, Bey's night was salvaged mostly by his rebounding, making it his sixth consecutive game with 5.0 or more. This production bodes well for his overall value and hedges against the risk of an off night like the one he experienced Tuesday. Bey’s role and upside, even though matched by risks, make him a viable option as a last-piece fantasy asset for your DFS lineups.

Category: Game Recaps


Hamidou Diallo totaled 35 points (14-22 FG, 4-6 3PT, 3-6 FT), seven rebounds, and one block in 40 minutes in the Pistons' 102-99 loss to the Hornets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Diallo scored 35.0 points in the Pistons’ loss to the Hornets, making it his best scoring performance of the year. He had a spot start with Josh Jackson being on the inactive list Tuesday and made the most out of his opportunity scoring 35.3 percent of the team's total points on the night. Even though Diallo demonstrated his versatility, his inconsistent play could threaten the overall integrity and production of your lineup. Although he has moments where he shows off his versatility and potential, it may not be enough to justify playing him outside of a small slate or as part of a stars-and-scrubs lineup given his streaky production and limited role.

Category: Game Recaps


Killian Hayes totaled four points (1-6 FG, 1-5 3PT, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, seven assists, one block, and one steal in 29 minutes in the Pistons' 102-99 loss to the Hornets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Hayes had 7.0 turnovers in the Pistons' loss to the Hornets, making it the most turnovers he has ever had in a game this regular season. He contributed to every performance category of the stat-sheet, which demonstrated his versatility; however, his lack of discipline in protecting the ball somewhat overshadowed any positives that he may have produced in this game. If the Pistons remain invested in their promising young rookie, Hayes could develop into a strong fantasy asset for years to come; however, it will be up to you to decide whether you want to be a part of that journey or not, for fantasy sake that is. Given his potential upside and ability to routinely produce value in a variety of different ways, he could be worth looking at as a "Hail-Mary" flier for your DFS lineups.

Category: Game Recaps


Kendrick Nunn scored 14 points (5-16 Fg, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 Ft) three assists, one rebound, and one steal across 32 minutes in the Heat's 127-113 loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday night in Miami.

Fantasy Impact: Nunn shot just 31% from the field on Tuesday night and in fairness to him that was the first time he shot less than 40% in a game since April 13th against the Suns when he shot 37.5% that covered a span of 11 games. He still managed to score 14 points which is right around his floor so start him with confidence when the Heat take on the T-Wolves on Friday at in Miami.

Category: Game Recaps


Goran Dragic scored 19 points (5-14 Fg, 7-8 Ft, 2-6 3Pt) five rebounds, three steals, and one steal in 27 minutes of action in the Heat's 127-113 loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday night in Miami.

Fantasy Impact: Dragic has been more consistent the past four games averaging 16.0 ppg in that span. The veteran guard has benefitted with Herro and now Butler missing from the lineup but it looks as though at least Butler will be back in the lineup for Friday's game against the T-Wolves at home. With that being said Dragic does make for a solid DFS play against a poor Wolves team.

Category: Game Recaps


Duncan Robinson scored 19 points (6-14 Fg, 4-11 3Pt, 3-3 Ft) nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals across 37 minutes in the Heat's 127-113 loss to the Mavs on Tuesday night in Miami.

Fantasy Impact: This is the kind of game Robinson owner's would love to see him have on a more consistent basis. The nine rebounds he grabbed were his second highest total of the season. He recorded 10 rebounds back on February 20th against the Lakers. Next up for the Heat is a matchup at home against the T-Wolves on Friday night.

Category: Game Recaps


Jimmy Butler missed Tuesday night's game against the Mavs with flu-like symptoms.

Fantasy Impact: Butler did test negative for Covid-19 and the Heat will now have two full days off before taking on the Timberwolves at home on Friday so the expectation is that Butler will be available on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Bam Adebayo scored 11 points (4-10 Fg, 3-6 Ft) 11 assists, nine rebounds, and two steals across 30 minutes in the Heat's 127-113 loss to the Mavericks on Tuesday night in Miami.

Fantasy Impact: Bam finished the night stuffing the stat sheet and managed to do it all in just 30 minutes of playing time. Nevertheless, he manages to instead his double-double streak to four straight games and will now have a matchup at home against the Timberwolves on Friday night.

Category: Game Recaps