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D.J. Augustin is starting at point guard against the Hawks on Thursday.

Elfrid Payton is gone and coach Frank Vogel will just promote Augustin. It's also important to note that DJA and Shelvin Mack have played together for 254 minutes this season, so there are a lot of wing minutes available. Augustin looks like one of the best adds from the deadline today, so he should be added in 12-team leagues. Shelvin Mack is worth a look in 14-team leagues and Wes Iwundu also benefits.
Feb 8 - 5:21 PM

Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, Jake Layman, Al-Farouq Aminu and Jusuf Nurkic are listed as the starters against the Lakers on Thursday.

If you're new to the Blazers, the old "listed as starter" could be misleading, but this looks like the best bet with Moe Harkless (knee) not 100 percent. Layman had some good run in the preseason and could get around 24 minutes. He could be a stream or DFS punt play tonight.
Oct 18 - 9:57 PM

Dwight Howard (sore lower back) will sit out Thursday's game vs. Miami.

According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Dwight "still needs more practice time" before making his season debut. Ian Mahinmi should have a full workload tonight and the Wizards haven't been shy about using Markieff Morris at center, either, which makes both guys viable in DFS.
Oct 18 - 6:09 PM

JaMychal Green (left knee soreness) is probable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

Green was fine for the Grizzlies' opener with nine points and seven boards in 25 minutes, despite dealing with a sore shoulder. The knee injury is new but the fact that he's probable suggests it isn't serious. If he does eventually miss time, Jaren Jackson Jr. could find himself in a starting role sooner than expected.
Oct 18 - 4:56 PM

Julius Randle (left foot plantar fasciitis) is listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

It's nice to see that he's probable to play, but fantasy owners never want to hear the words 'plantar fasciitis' associated with guys they own. It's an injury that requires rest and the only good news is that this is the first we've heard of it, and Randle looked great in the season opener on Wednesday. Just sit tight as we await more information.
Oct 18 - 4:08 PM

Wayne Ellington (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Wizards.

Ellington missed all of camp and the first game of the season with that sore left ankle, and we'd expect that pattern to hold for tonight's game. Justise Winslow (hamstring) is doubtful and both Dion Waiters (ankle) and James Johnson (hernia) have already been ruled out, so Josh Richardson could again be flirting with 40 minutes tonight.
Oct 18 - 1:37 PM

Justise Winslow (right hamstring) is doubtful to play in Thursday's game against the Wizards.

Today's game will be the second of a back-to-back set, meaning the Heat haven't had any additional practice time since Wednesday, so it wouldn't anticipate having Winslow available tonight. Derrick Jones Jr. and Rodney McGruder will see an uptick in minutes with Winslow and James Johnson (hernia) out, but neither of those guys are an attractive option in most leagues.
Oct 18 - 1:34 PM

James Johnson (hernia) will not suit up for Thursday's game against the Wizards, as expected.

Johnson still needs to get in a few more practices before the Heat will be comfortable throwing him out there, so for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for Saturday's game against the Hornets. With Johnson unavailable, Justise Winslow (hamstring) doubtful and Wayne Ellington (ankle) questionable, Josh Richardson will again get all the run he can handle and there will be more minutes for Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr.
Oct 18 - 1:28 PM

Delon Wright (groin) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice and is questionable to play Friday vs. the Celtics.

Wright is making progress, but considering he still hasn't gone through any full-contact, 5-on-5 work, we wouldn't expect to see him take the floor on Friday night. Fred VanVleet should be able to flirt with minutes in the mid-20s while Wright is out.
Oct 18 - 1:07 PM

Dwight Howard (back) was a full participant at Thursday's shootaround and is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's season opener vs. Miami.

D12 was spotted going through contact work with Thomas Bryant well after shootaround ended, and he's been able to practice four days in a row, so things are trending in a positive direction regarding his status for tonight's opener against Miami. If he is able to play, he'll likely be dealing with a minutes limit, so he's not the most attractive DFS target. Ian Mahinmi won't be worth using in most leagues if Howard is active.
Oct 18 - 12:46 PM

Denzel Valentine (left ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's regular-season opener against the 76ers.

Valentine still hasn't been able to go through a full practice, so until that happens, we don't expect to see him on the court. Justin Holiday should get all the run he can handle with Valentine unavailable, and Antonio Blakeney might be able to get into the rotation. Valentine belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Oct 18 - 12:03 PM

Kris Dunn (personal) will not suit up for Thursday's season opener against the 76ers, and Cameron Payne will draw the start in his place.

It's unclear exactly why Dunn will be away from the team tonight, but hopefully, he'll be able to get back in time for Saturday's game against the Pistons. Cameron Payne can be hit-or-miss, but he should be looking at quality minutes tonight, which puts him on the radar as a potential punt play in DFS. Tyler Ulis or Ryan Arcidiacono should also see minutes tonight with Dunn unavailable.
Oct 18 - 12:02 PM




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