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Tyler Herro (neck) is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game with the Pistons. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miami's injury report is littered with players at present but Herro isn't subject to contract tracing. His neck is threatening his status for Saturday as Miami's active roster hangs by a thread. The young point-guard has sparkled this season with an average of 17.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists this season. Keep an eye on Herro's status up until game time.

Category: Injury Updates


Bam Adebayo (health and safety protocols) is officially questionable for Saturday's tilt with the Pistons. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adebayo's absence has brought Kelly Olynyk even further to the forefront of Miami's plans. He's played a staggering 83 minutes over the last two games and the trend is likely to continue if Adebayo isn't ready for Saturday. Olynyk should be a name to target for Bam managers or players looking to get a leg up in DFS.

Category: Injury Updates


Jimmy Butler (health and safety protocols) will not participate in Saturday's game versus the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Saturday will mark Butler's third straight game missed due to the league's health and safety protocols. This will push players such as Gabe Vincent and Andre Iguodala into the spotlight as they will have to continue to manufacture Butler's usual production. Vincent was particularly effective in his last two outings which resulted in 24 and 21 points respectively.

Category: Injury Updates


Gabe Vincent scored 21 points (6-17 Fg, 4-11 3Pt, 5-6 Ft) two rebounds, and eight assists across 34 minutes in the Heat's 125-108 loss to the Sixers on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: If you happened to add Vincent you benefitted from a very good night overall even though he shot just 35% from the field. Vincent should once again be in for a lot of minutes when the Heat take on the Pistons in Miami on Saturday night.

Category: Game Recaps


Duncan Robinson scored 22 points (9-14 Fg, 4-8 3Pt) two rebounds, and one assist across 33 minutes in the Heat's 125-108 loss to the Sixers on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Nice effort from Robinson on Thursday and that's back-to-back 20 plus point performances without Adebayo and Butler in the lineup. Look for another solid game from Robinson when the Heat take on the Pistons in Miami on Saturday night.

Category: Game Recaps


Precious Achiuwa scored 17 points (7-10 Fg, 3-4 Ft) 13 rebounds, three assists, and one block across 35 minutes in the Heat's 137-134 OT loss to the Sixers on Tuesday night in Philly.

Fantasy Impact: Achiuwa figures to carry the same role over the next three games while Bam Adebayo remains out due to contact tracing and he might be a decent addition to your roster if you happen to own Adebayo. Achiuwa and the Heat take on the Sixers again on Thursday in Philly.

Category: Game Recaps


Kelly Olynyk (groin) will be fit enough to play on Tuesday night against the Sixers. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Olynyk's activation, Miami will have the bare minimum needed to play, with just eight players active. Olynyk has seen his role expand this season and it has produced significant results. He's averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists this campaign. He'll likely be featured early and often in Miami's rotation on Tuesday, given the dire state that their depth is in.

Category: Injury Updates


Avery Bradley is out against the Sixers due to the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. (Source: Will Manso on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bradley’s out designation is one of several designations handed to many Heat team members due to the league's health and safety protocols. Look for Duncan Robinson to see an expanded role in the rotation. This season, he has regressed in his value production as his efficiency on the court has dropped significantly. However, due to the team's situation and his upside, Robinson could be a viable asset to add to your DFS line-ups.

Category: Injury Updates


Goran Dragic is out against the Sixers due to the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. (Source: Will Manso on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dragic’s out designation is one of several designations handed to many Heat team members due to the league's health and safety protocols. With no additional options, look for Tyler Herro to assume most of if not all responsibilities for the team’s depleted back-court. This season, Herro is putting together a great body of work, showing improvement in many statistical categories. This year he is averaging 33.3 minutes of playing time, 15.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 0.4 steals per game while shooting a career-high 47.5 percent from the floor. He should be rostered and started in all fantasy formats, just based on the fact that he is seemingly the team's most viable option for successfully running any competitive game script.

Category: Injury Updates


Maurice Harkless (forearm) is officially questionable for Saturday's game against the Wizards. (Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harkless was able to practice on Friday but still carries a questionable status into Friday night. He's not likely to be a factor for fantasy output as his role has been routinely supplanted by his teammates this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Former Heat F Jae Crowder has agreed to a three-year, $30M deal with the Phoenix Suns. (Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crowder played a key role in the Heat’s starting lineup down the stretch during the 2019-20 season after being traded from Memphis to Miami mid-way through the year. He’ll now join a stacked Suns squad that includes Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and DeAndre Ayton. Crowder will bring toughness and three-point shooting to a rotation that might be solid enough to contend for a top-5 spot in the Western Conference.

Category: Transactions


Sources tell The Athletic and Stadium that free-agent F Derrick Jones has agreed to a two-year contract worth $19M with the Portland Trail Blazers. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones is expected to join a Blazers roster that is already stocked at the forward position with Carmelo Anthony, Rodney Hood, and the newly acquired Robert Covington. He'll face competition for playing time but will offer the Blazers another lengthy and athletic player that can potentially fill the void left by Mario Hezonja. Jones can be ignored for fantasy purposes.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


Meyers Leonard has resigned with the Miami Heat on a two-year "nearly" $20 million deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The second-year will be a team option, per the terms of the deal. Leonard started the majority of regular season games for the Heat in 2019-2020 but lost his starting job in the playoffs. He averaged 6.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 50.9-percent from the floor. The 28-year old big man is not fantasy relevant.

Category: Transactions


Miami Heat G Kendrick Nunn contributed 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3PT) in 28 minutes off the bench in Game 5, along with four rebounds, and three assists in a 111-108 win over the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: Nunn is now firmly apart of Heat's seven-man rotation, earning at least 20 minutes in the past five games. He's averaging 11.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists while shooting 51% from the field in the NBA Finals. However, he's still not trustworthy in single game and showdown mode DFS formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Solomon Hill got a season-high 41 minutes in Miami's seeding game finale, scoring 21 points (5-13 FG, 10-12 FT) and adding seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, one three-pointer, and three turnovers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Hill was one of the DFS winners of the day, earning 33.9 fantasy points, which equated to 9.4x value on his $3600 salary on Fanduel. With most of the Miami starters resting, Hill took advantage of his increased minutes and produced one of his best lines of the year. He'll be relegated back to his role as a deep bench player when the first round of the NBA Playoffs begins on Tuesday. As such, he can be ignored in DFS unless there's an injury to Jimmy Butler or Andre Iguodala.

Category: Game Recaps