Denver Nuggets

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The Nuggets continue to roll with Torrey Craig in the starting lineup with Will Barton coming off the bench in Game 2. Craig scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in 20 minutes. Craig added one three-pointer and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Craig is a weak punt play in daily lineups as his minutes are low despite the starting nod.

Category: Game Recaps

Nikola Jokic posted solid numbers despite a loss to the Blazers in Game 97-90 on Wednesday. Jokic finished with a team-high 16 points and 14 rebounds to go along with seven assists. He added one steal in 37 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Jokic scored 37 in Game 1 so he was bound to fall back some in the scoring column. Jokic is a premier fantasy option in all leagues no matter the matchup.

Category: Game Recaps

Jamal Murray aggravated a right thigh injury in Game 2 against the Blazers while scoring just 15 points on 6-for-18 shooting and 2-for-8 from three. Murray added seven boards, one assist, and one steal in 35 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Murray finished out the game but wasn't himself struggling with his jump shot. Murray will questionable headed into a pivotal Game 3 as the series is now tied 1-1.

Category: Game Recaps

Paul Millsap will play on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz. Trey Lyles and Juan Hernangomez will see a downtick in minutes with Millsap back in the starting five. (Source: Katy Winge on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite the tough matchup, Millsap is still a solid option in DFS against the Jazz. Hernangomez and Lyles are pushed to punt play territory will Millsap back.

Category: Injury Updates

Malik Beasley got some more opportunities on Sunday night against the Blazers and did well with them as he finished with 15 points, three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 24 minutes. Beasley went 6-for-14 from the field and 2-for-6 from three.

Fantasy Impact: Beasley had a strong middle of the season as the Nuggets backcourt was injured but as of late, he's been somewhat non-existent. He'll look to build off of this performance on Tuesday night against the Jazz.

Category: Game Recaps

Mason Plumlee started in place of Nikola Jokic on Sunday as he finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, three blocks, and one steal in 32 minutes. He went 5-for-12 from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Plumlee has been given the chance to start and close out the year for the Nuggets and should put up similar numbers on Tuesday against the Jazz.

Category: Game Recaps

Trey Lyles drew the start in place of Paul Millsap on Sunday night as he finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, and two assists in 27 minutes. Lyles went 6-for-12 from the field and 3-for-7 from three.

Fantasy Impact: Lyles hasn't really been a fantasy option this year but will get a chance to close the year out strong as I fully expect Millsap to sit out of the remaining two games.

Category: Game Recaps

Gary Harris shined on Sunday as three starters sat out of the game. Harris finished with a team-high 18 points, two rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 24 minutes. Harris went 8-for-12 from the field and 1-for-2 from three.

Fantasy Impact: This was a nice showing for Harris but don't let it stray you away from the fact that he's only scored in double-digits two times over his past five. If more starters sit on Tuesday night against the Jazz, Harris should be in lineups.

Category: Game Recaps

Will Barton had a great chance to show out against the Blazers on Sunday as three starters were sitting but he only managed to finish with nine points, six rebounds, and two assists in 23 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Barton hasn't looked the same this year and that might just be due to the improved play of the other Nuggets' players. He's not really a fantasy option at the moment.

Category: Game Recaps

Monte Morris came off the bench once again on Wednesday night as he finished with 19 points, three assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 26 minutes. Morris went 8-for-13 from the field overall and 3-for-5 from three.

Fantasy Impact: Morris has now had seven games in which he's finished in double-figures over his last 10 games and with the Nuggets mostly locked into the second seed, they might rest their starters which would help his value for the remainder of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Isaiah Thomas will be removed from the rotation, per coach Mike Malone. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Malone said it's just for the time being but Thomas hasn't been great since debuting for his new team. Jamal Murray and Monte Morris will see more opportunities during this stretch.

Category: Rumors