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Fri Mar 117:34Grant Williams Available FridayGrant WilliamsPFCelticsFree Agent
Charlotte Hornets forward Grant Williams (back) has been upgraded from probable to available for Friday's tilt against the Philadelphia 76ers. After logging 30 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Williams is good to go on the second half of Charlotte's back-to-back despite dealing with a lower back contusion. Having grown up in North Carolina, the 25-year-old stretch four has carved out a sizable bench role with the 15-44 Hornets and is providing 13.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.1 three-pointers on 37.8% shooting from deep in 28.1 minutes per game in eight contests since landing at the Feb. 8 trade deadline. Williams is worth streaming in fantasy for points and threes as Charlotte's sixth man on Friday, but with this matchup versus the Sixers showing a low 214.5-point implied total, it's probably not the suitable game environment to be digging into the bargain bin for DFS purposes.
Source: Charlotte Hornets Public
Fri Mar 117:30Deni Avdija Listed As Questionable FridayDeni AvdijaSFWizardsFree Agent
Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija (heel) is listed as questionable for Friday's meeting with the Clippers. He returned from a three-game absence against the Lakers on Thursday, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss Friday's game after Avdija put in a massive 43-minute shift in Thursday's overtime loss. His absence would open the door for Corey Kispert to re-enter the starting unit. He made his second start of the campaign on Tuesday versus Golden State. With that said, Kispert has also been productive coming off the bench, and the change won't affect his role on the team much. Having gone for 20 points in four of his last five appearances, Kispert will be one of the focal points of Washington's offense if Avdija doesn't play on Friday.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 117:13Kelly Oubre Jr. Questionable For Friday's MatchupKelly OubreSGHornetsTeam Lorin
Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (shoulder) has picked up a questionable tag ahead of Friday's encounter with the Hornets. He's a late addition to the injury report with a sore right shoulder. 76ers head coach Nick Nurse might have to switch up his starting lineup again after inserting Oubre Jr. back into the first unit on Tuesday versus Boston. If Oubre Jr. won't be available, Nicolas Batum might get a fresh opportunity in the starting five against his former team in a very favorable matchup. The Hornets are ranked 27th in defensive efficiency, and Milwaukee has just crushed them in back-to-back games. Philadelphia should be capable of something similar Friday night.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 117:10Kevin Love May Not Play Against JazzKevin LovePFCavaliersThe Sith Lords
Miami Heat forward Kevin Love (heel) has been given a questionable status for their matchup with the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. The veteran big man is dealing with a heel issue and wasn't able to play in their last game on Thursday. Love hasn't been seeing enough time to garner fantasy interest across most leagues. This year has been his lowest mark for minutes per game at 17.5 and he's been averaging just 9.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. So, if he's unable to suit up, it shouldn't affect that many players' minutes in this game. Caleb Martin and Jaime Jaquez Jr. could both be solid streaming options if need be though.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 117:05Grant Williams Probable For Friday's GameGrant WilliamsPFCelticsFree Agent
Charlotte Hornets forward Grant Williams (back) is probable for Friday's matchup against Philadelphia. The former Celtic is troubled by a lower back contusion, but it looks like he will be able to play through the ailment. Williams has been in the lineup for eight consecutive games for the Hornets, and he's found a new lease of life in Charlotte following his disappointing stint in Dallas. Williams has averaged 13.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 28.1 minutes with the Hornets while leading the second unit. However, Friday's game might not be a good matchup for him because Philadelphia has a good defensive record against opposing benches, with only six teams having allowed fewer bench points.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 117:04Tyler Herro Could Miss Fourth Consecutive GameTyler HerroSGHeatThe Sith Lords
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (foot) has officially been tagged as questionable for their Saturday game against the Utah Jazz. The star combo guard has missed the team's last three games in a row while he deals with medial tendinitis in his right foot. Herro has already missed 20 games so far this year, so he won't be eligible for regular season awards, but the Heat are still fighting to avoid a play-in game to get into the playoffs. They currently sit at the eighth seed in the East, so they'll likely have him play as long as his foot isn't too bothersome. If he misses another game, however, Duncan Robinson would most likely remain in the starting five but would make a risky streaming option.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 116:56Derrick Rose Sidelined On Friday Against Trail BlazersDerrick RosePGPistonsIavaronis
Memphis Grizzlies guard Derrick Rose (back) has been ruled out of the Friday night matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers due to back soreness. The veteran point guard has only appeared in 24 games so far this year and hasn't seen consistent minutes when he is available. He was able to play in the last three games but didn't see any more than 15 minutes despite the team suffering tons of injuries to all of their core players. Jordan Goodwin and Vince Williams Jr. are both good streaming options as they should remain in the starting lineup. They will likely see big minutes since there aren't any other options that are healthy right now.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 116:25LaMelo Ball's Timeline To Return Is Still UnclearLaMelo BallPGHornetsSchellackers
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (ankle) hasn't appeared in a game since January 26 due to what the team is calling tendinopathy in his right ankle. Head coach Steve Clifford was asked about Ball's progress over the last couple of weeks and he said, "It's hard to tell." He also added that Ball has been doing the same things now that he was doing a couple of weeks back, but there are more complications that he has to get through before he's ready to return to action. Clifford didn't offer up much else other than continuing to say that he wasn't sure when Ball would return. With the NBA season quickly getting into the final stages before playoffs, it's becoming more and more likely that we aren't going to see Ball for the rest of this season. Fantasy managers will want to stay tuned for any more updates out of the Hornets camp.
Source: Rod
Fri Mar 116:19Jamal Murray Could Miss Contest Against LakersJamal MurrayPGNuggetsFree Agent
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle on Thursday during the second quarter of their game against the Miami Heat. He was able to walk off the floor under his own power but showed a noticeable limp. The team has been using a cautious approach with Murray due to the various leg injuries that have kept him out of 16 different games this year. With that being said, they're determined to stay with the same approach heading into their game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. Head coach Michael Malone said that if he can't play up to his usual standard and be effective, then they're not going to risk any further injury. The official injury report hasn't been released yet.
Source: Bennett Durando - Denver
Fri Mar 112:09Alex Caruso Iffy Against Bucks On FridayAlex CarusoPGBullsFree Agent
Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (hamstring) has been tagged as questionable for the late-night game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. The do-it-all wing is dealing with a right hamstring strain which can be one of the trickier injuries. He was unable to suit up in their last game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, and they'll likely have him test out the hamstring during shootaround to see if it can heal in time. Caruso has always been a player who does a lot of things well but won't win a fantasy matchup by himself. So, if fantasy managers are looking for some options just in case he doesn't play, Ayo Dosunmu should see plenty of opportunities while Jevon Carter and Onuralp Bitim will see minutes off of the bench.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 112:04Kyle Anderson Not Expected To Play On FridayKyle AndersonSFGrizzliesDef Fresh Flow
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson (knee) has been listed as doubtful on Friday while he suffers from a left knee sprain. The 30-year-old wasn't able to play in their last game either and it looks like his inactive streak will at least stretch to two games. Anderson's playing time has dwindled this season which has led to his contributions not amounting to that much fantasy relevance. He currently averages 6.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.3 turnovers per game. While he sits out against the Sacramento Kings, fantasy managers can expect Jaden McDaniels to see more opportunities with the starting five while Naz Reid and Nickeil Alexander-Walker both see over 20 minutes off of the bench.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 111:59Luke Kennard, John Konchar Both Doubtful To Play FridayLuke KennardSFClippersFree Agent
John KoncharSGGrizzliesFree Agent
Memphis Grizzlies guards Luke Kennard (illness) and John Konchar (thumb) have both been listed as doubtful ahead of their Friday night matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers. This is likely going to be Konchar's third consecutive missed game and Kennard's second. With a team as banged up as the Grizzlies, they would have both seen around 20 minutes or more if they were able to suit up, but it looks like the youth movement will continue. While they watch from the sidelines, Vince Williams Jr., Jordan Goodwin, and GG Jackson II (questionable - quad) would all be quality streaming options regardless of fantasy league size or format.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 111:38Moses Brown Has A Chance To Return On FridayMoses BrownCThunderDef Fresh Flow
Portland Trail Blazers center Moses Brown (wrist) is officially questionable for Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, which could potentially be his first game back since Jan. 1 after suffering a fractured wrist. In the last four games that he did appear in, he was a starter but didn't get any more than 15 minutes in any of them. If Brown does suit up, it's unclear how he'd fit into the rotation just yet. Duop Reath has stepped up as a serviceable backup big, and Deandre Ayton remains the starting center. Fantasy managers may want to hold off on picking Brown up until his minute situation is figured out moving forward.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 111:24Aaron Nesmith Draws Questionable Tag FridayAaron NesmithSFCelticsIavaronis
Indiana Pacers forward Aaron Nesmith (ankle) has been tagged as questionable against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. The 24-year-old wing hasn't played in the team's last four games while he tends to a sprained right ankle, and he may be forced to miss a fifth. He'll likely test it out during shootaround and warmup to see if he can fully give it a go. Andrew Nembhard and Bennedict Mathurin have joined the starting five in his absence and have both contributed some solid stat lines. Nembhard would be the more likely candidate to move to the bench once Nesmith returns, but for now, they're both solid fantasy plays regardless of the league or format.
Source: NBA Injury
Fri Mar 111:20Doug McDermott Won't Suit Up Against PelicansDoug McDermottPFPacersThe Sith Lords
Indiana Pacers forward Doug McDermott (calf) will miss his second consecutive game after officially being ruled out for their game on Friday night. "Dougie McBuckets" has seen very inconsistent playing time since joining the Pacers after the trade deadline. His time on the court depends on both matchups and the health of the rest of the team's frontcourt. So, as he misses some time, there isn't much of a shakeup in the rotation for guys who wouldn't be getting minutes. Obi Toppin has been getting some more time off of the bench, and Ben Sheppard has been playing a bit as well, especially with Aaron Nesmith (questionable - ankle) still on the mend.
Source: NBA Injury
Thu Feb 2922:12Anthony Davis Good To Go On ThursdayAnthony DavisPFLakersDoppelganger
Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis (Achilles) is available ahead of Thursday's game against the Washington Wizards. As expected, Davis is active after being listed as probable ahead of this game. It's the second game of a back-to-back set, which led some to think that Davis might sit out for rest purposes. However, Davis is active and expected to fulfill his normal role in the rotation. Fantasy managers should double check their lineups to make sure Davis isn't on the bench.
Source: Mike
Thu Feb 2922:01LeBron James Will Suit Up On ThursdayLeBron JamesPGLakersDoppelganger
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (ankle) is active ahead of Thursday's game against the Washington Wizards. The superstar forward was tagged as questionable heading into this game. There was some concern that James would sit this game out with the Lakers having such a favorable matchup already against the struggling Wizards. Despite that, James is active and expected to have his normal workload. Fantasy managers can feel safe plugging James back into their lineups on Thursday.
Source: Jovan
Thu Feb 2921:56Jaren Jackson Jr. Ruled Out For FridayJaren JacksonPFGrizzliesThe Sith Lords
Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (quad) has been ruled out ahead of Friday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The stud forward will sit this game out while he continues to nurse his quad injury. The Grizzlies aren't competitive right now, so it's not shocking to see them being cautious with their star forward. Trey Jemison has been inactive lately with Jackson back in the mix. He could become a relevant player with the Grizzlies still fairly banged up heading into Friday's game.
Source: Grizzlies
Thu Feb 2921:44Duncan Robinson Remains In Starting FiveDuncan RobinsonSGHeatDef Fresh Flow
Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson will remain in the starting five ahead of Thursday's game against the Denver Nuggets. It was initially reported that Delon Wright would move into the starting five on Thursday. The team has decided to make a last second change and will start Robinson instead. Wright figures to absorb the primary backup guard minutes behind Robinson. However, he won't be a great streaming option with Robinson ahead of him during Thursday's contest. Fantasy managers should double check their lineups ahead of tip-off.
Source: Ira
Thu Feb 2921:43Anthony Edwards Back On The Injury ReportAnthony EdwardsSFTimberwolvesBuchanalia
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (ankle) is listed as questionable for Friday's encounter with the Sacramento Kings. The 22-year-old tweaked his ankle in Tuesday's win over the San Antonio Spurs and carried an injury designation ahead of Wednesday's meeting with the Memphis Grizzlies. However, he still played and scored a game-high 34 points in 40 minutes. At any rate, it would certainly be surprising if Edwards doesn't play, but anything is possible. If he can't suit up, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, averaging 9.3 points, 3.2 assists, and 1.1 steals in 16 starts during the 2023-24 campaign, would warrant streaming consideration in all formats.
Source: NBA Injury