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Suns SG Devin Booker (hamstring) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Thunder. (Source: Duane Rankin via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Booker slotted to miss Wednesday's game the Suns will look to a combination of Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Cameron Johnson to soak up the minutes. The superstar guard missed the Suns’ last game due to the same nagging hamstring injury. The main benefactor to his absence was Crowder, who logged a season-high 45 minutes and scored 21 points while adding in seven rebounds and three assists.

Category: Injury Updates


Houston Rockets C Christian Wood (ankle) has been ruled out with an excused absence ahead of Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards. (Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wood has been incredible this season and had rewarded fantasy managers with some monster performances before suffering a sprained ankle this past week. With Wood continuing to miss time with an excused absence, the Rockets will turn to Jae'Sean Tate, P.J. Tucker and DeMarcus Cousins in their starting lineup ahead of Tuesday's matchup against the Washington Wizards.

Category: Injury Updates


Indiana Pacers PF Domantas Sabonis (knee) is listed as questionable against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Sabonis has cooled off a bit with his fantasy production in his last two games and is tagged as questionable with a knee injury ahead of Wednesday's game against the Hornets. Fantasy managers will want to continue monitoring Sabonis' status into Wednesday night but if he is ruled out, expect the Pacers to rely more heavily on Doug McDermott and Myles Turner in the paint. McDermott is currently available on waivers in 86% of ESPN leagues and could be a sneaky play in DFS leagues if Sabonis is unable to suit up.

Category: Injury Updates


Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish has been ruled out with right Achilles tightness in advance of the team's matchup with the Clippers on Tuesday. (Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Reddish was previously downgraded from 'probable' to 'questionable' so he was already trending in the wrong direction. The Hawks might be playing it on the safer side with Reddish ahead of a back-to-back against the Nets on Wednesday. Solomon Hill will be one of the bigger beneficiaries of Reddish's absence after logging a start last week with Reddish also sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates


Pistons PF Blake Griffin (knee) has been ruled out ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: After returning against the 76ers on Monday, Blake Griffin will miss Wednesday's game in Cleveland due to a knee injury. At this point in the season, fantasy managers are likely to have turned elsewhere due to Griffin averaging 12.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists. These are decent stats but those who drafted Griffin in season-long leagues have likely benched or dropped him based on higher expectations for the former All-Star.

Category: Injury Updates


Atlanta Hawks forward Danilo Gallinari was listed as probable for Tuesday's tilt against the Clippers with an ankle injury. (Source: Law Murray on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gallinari was previously ruled questionable for this contest, so this is an upgrade for him. His status for Wednesday's game against the Nets on a back-to-back remains in question with the ankle injury, but he'll be out on the court for now for the Hawks on Tuesday. There has been no official ruling of him being limited, but it might be best to be a little cautious with Gallinari.

Category: Injury Updates


Joel Embiid was not listed on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Lakers after sitting out Monday's loss against the Pistons with a back injury. (Source: John Clark on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Dwight Howard got the start for Embiid on Monday, but it was Tony Bradley who took advantage of Embiid's absence, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds and one block across 23 minutes of play off the bench. With Embiid returning on Wednesday, Howard and Bradley should both see less playing time.


Heat PG Tyler Herro (neck) is listed as questionable ahead of Wednesday's contest against the Denver Nuggets. (Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Herro has missed several games due to his neck but could make his return against the Nuggets on Wednesday. Fantasy managers rostering the explosive young guard will want to continue monitoring his status but the questionable tag is a good indicator of his health and availability ahead of Wednesday's game. If Herro is unable to return the Heat could be short-handed at point guard as Goran Dragic is also questionable dealing with a groin injury.

Category: Injury Updates


Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry is probable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers with right ankle soreness. (Source: Noah Levick on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Curry missed seven games between Jan. 7 and Jan. 20 after dealing with COVID-19, and has averaged 12 points per game on 25-plus minutes in three games since returning. Curry will be looking to bounce back from a 2-for-10 shooting performance in Monday's loss against the Pistons.

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Heat PG Goran Dragic (groin) is listed as questionable against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. (Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dragic is questionable with a groin injury ahead of Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, coming off a 21/6/5 outing against the Nets on Monday. Fantasy managers should prepare a pivot option if he is ruled out on Wednesday but those who do not roster Dragic can take this opportunity to possibly roster him off of waiver wires, as he is still available in 42% of ESPN leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Miami Heat SF Jimmy Butler (virus protocols) will remain out ahead of Wednesday's game against the Denver Nuggets. (Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Butler will remain in the league's virus health and safety protocols ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Denver Nuggets. Fantasy managers will be forced to continue relying on pivot options in their roster or off of waivers. Butler should remain rostered in all fantasy scoring formats as his production and talent are too elite to drop, especially with the perennial All-Star seemingly day-to-day.

Category: Injury Updates


Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. will be re-evaluated in four weeks after an MRI revealed a severe right quad contusion. (Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carter hasn't suited up in over a week and will now miss the next four weeks at minimum. It's been a rather disappointing start to the season for the third-year pro, as he's averaging fewer rebounds, steals, and blocks while committing more turnovers than he did a year ago. Daniel Gafford has been the biggest beneficiary so far in Carter's absence and he should once again get the starting nod in Saturday's tilt against the Blazers.

Category: Injury Updates


Hassan Whiteside says that he feels good and ready to return to play after missing the last four games due to a hip injury. (Source: James Ham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After having one of the most productive seasons in his career with the Trail Blazers, Whitside is now in a support role that is anything but conducive to his career. This season he has averaged 12.6 minutes, 6.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.2 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game and is shooting 52.3 percent from the floor. However, there is no telling what can happen as the season moves forward; as he is just one injury away from obtaining a consistent and viable role in the rotation. As it stands, Whiteside is a speculative add at best in season-long deep-league play. Should he somehow get a more purposeful role, he could become a viable option in DFS as a flier.

Category: Injury Updates


Paschal Siakam (knee) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against Milwaukee. (Source: Ryan Wolstat on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Siakam has missed the past two games due to knee swelling. Norman Powell has started with Siakam on the sidelines and has been on fire, averaging 22 points and six assists.

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Andrew Wiggins totaled 23 points (10-19 FG, 2-5 3PT, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, three blocks, and three blocks in 30 minutes in the Warriors' 130-108 win over the Timberwolves on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Wiggins had himself a full game against the Timberwolves, as he collected three blocks and three steals to go along with his 23 point performance. After averaging 36.8 percent from the floor last month, he has significantly picked up his efficiency as he is now averaging 48.7 percent. Wiggins is a viable option in DFS formats. The consistency in his shooting and his ability to contribute to other areas of the stat sheet creates a nice floor and respectable ceiling for “investors.”

Category: Game Recaps


Tyrese Maxey netted 17 points (6-12 FG, 2-3 3PT, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, two assists, and three steals across 21 minutes in Monday’s 104-119 loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Maxey was one of the few bright spots for the Sixer’s offense Monday night, scoring 17 points in just 21 minutes. The rookie is looking to carve out a role on this loaded Sixers team but has impressed in limited game action so far. Keep an eye on Maxey as the season progresses as more minutes could open up for him if he continues to play well.

Category: Game Recaps


Shake Milton scored 10 points (3-10 FG, 0-3 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with three rebounds, and one assist across 23 minutes in Monday’s loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Milton was one of many 76ers to be anemic offensively on Monday night, leading to shortened minutes and subpar performances. The Sixers will look to get Joel Embiid (back) back and return to playoff form for Wednesday’s home matchup against the Lakers.

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Jordan McLaughlin chipped in 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-2 3PT), two boards, five assists, one steal, and two turnovers in Monday's loss to the Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: McLaughlin has recorded two straight games of double-figure scoring with D'Angelo Russell sidelined. He's still pretty difficult to trust in all league formats, but perhaps he's worth a spot-start in deeper leagues on Wednesday night versus the Warriors if Russell remains out.

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James Wiseman totaled 13 points (4-5 FG, 5-8 FT), four rebounds, and two blocks in 16 minutes in the Warriors' 130-108 win over the Timberwolves on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Wiseman came off the bench in this game and naturally saw a decrease in his usual playing time. However, even with decreased time, Wiseman was able to score 13 points, thus extending his streak of double-digit scoring performances to four; out of 13 games this month, he has only four games in which he has not scored above 10 points. He is still growing into his role and has been somewhat consistent in his production, contributing to his regular role in the rotation. Wiseman has a safe floor given his output; however, his ceiling is limited. He doesn't warrant much consideration in fantasy formats but could be a viable last piece flier option for your line-ups in DFS formats, depending on the slate.

Category: Game Recaps


Naz Reid pitched in 11 points (5-16 FG, 1-6 3PT), 10 rebounds, one assist, two blocks, and two turnovers in Monday night's defeat to the Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: The double-double was nice, but Reid registered his least efficient game of the season, shooting only 31.3% from the field and picking up six fouls in only 24 minutes of action. He'll have another chance versus Golden State on Wednesday night to bounce back, assuming Karl-Anthony Towns remains out.

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