Recent NBA Player News

Bradley Beal records 29-point double-double in Wizards' loss

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal produced 29 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, and 6 turnovers in a 111-128 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

Beal scored a game-high 29 points on Saturday but it wasn't enough to get the Wizards past the Grizzlies. Beal was 8-of-23 from the field, including 5-of-13 from 3, and 8-of-12 from the line. Beal also played a game-high 34 minutes on Saturday as the Wizards fell to 7-17 on the season. Next up for Beal and Washington is a meeting with the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Beal scored 53 FanDuel points on Saturday. Our models expect him to play 36.4 minutes and score 41 FanDuel points against the Pistons.

Pascal Siakam notches 30-point double-double in Raptors' win

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam produced 30 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks, and 2 turnovers in a 110-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

What It Means:

Siakam led all scorers on the night as the Raptors secured their 17th win of the season. Siakam shot 10-of-26 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the arc, and 7-of-10 from the line. He played 35 minutes on Saturday as the Raptors starters produced all but 16 of their 110 points. Next up for Siakam and the Raptors is a meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

Siakam scored 65.5 FanDuel points on Saturday. Our models expect him to play 33.3 minutes and score 36.1 FanDuel points against the Cavaliers.

Blake Griffin (knee) will not return for Pistons on Saturday

Detroit Pistons forward/center Blake Griffin will not return to Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets with a knee injury.

What It Means:

Griffin is struggling with soreness in his left knee and will not return on Saturday.

Griffin will finish the game with 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 turnover in 15 minutes played.

Luka Doncic (ankle) will not return for Dallas on Saturday

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's game against the Miami Heat and will not return.

What It Means:

Doncic rolled his ankle while driving the basket early in the first quarter on Saturday. He had x-rays taken and they came back negative, but he has been ruled out for the rest of the game. Jalen Brunson started the second half in his place.

Doncic will finish the night with 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 turnover in 2 minutes played.

Jerami Grant starting for Denver on Saturday in place of injured Paul Millsap

Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

What It Means:

Grant will get the start with Millsap sidelined on Saturday with a quad injury. Our models expect him to play 34.3 minutes on Saturday.

Grant's Saturday projection includes 13.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 24.6 FanDuel points. He is priced at $4,200.

Source: Katy Winge

Eric Paschall (hip) questionable for Warriors on Sunday

Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall is questionable for Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings with a hip injury.

What It Means:

Paschall missed the Warriors' game on Friday with a hip injury and is questionable to return on Sunday. If he is active, our models expect him to see 30.8 minutes against the Kings.

Paschall's Sunday projection includes 16.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 26.5 FanDuel points.

Thon Maker starting for Pistons on Saturday in place of injured Andre Drummond

Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Maker will get the start with Drummond sidelined with an eye injury following an allergic reaction he had on Thursday.

The Pistons are 7-point underdogs against the Rockets on Saturday. Their implied total of 109.3 is the seventh-lowest total on the main slate according to our DFS Heatmap.

Andre Drummond (eye) ruled out for Detroit on Saturday

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets with an eye injury.

What It Means:

Drummond continues to recover from an allergic reaction he had earlier in the week and despite not missing Thursday's game, he will be out on Saturday. He will look to return on Monday against the Washington Wizards.

Drummond is averaging 17.7 points, 16.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 49.1 FanDuel points per game this season.

Luke Kennard (knee) available for Detroit on Saturday

Detroit Pistons shooting guard Luke Kennard is available for Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Kennard entered the day listed as questionable with soreness in both his knees but has been upgraded to available. Our models expect him to play 32.1 minutes against Houston.

Kennard's Saturday projection includes 15.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 24.4 FanDuel points. He is priced at $5,800.

Donte DiVincenzo starting for Bucks on Saturday in place of injured Eric Bledsoe

Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Donte DiVincenzo is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

What It Means:

DiVincenzo will get the start with Bledsoe sidelined for the night with a shin injury. Our models expect him to play 22.8 minutes against Cleveland on Saturday.

DiVincenzo's Saturday projection includes 8.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 19 FanDuel points. He is priced at $3,800.

Tyus Jones coming off the bench for Memphis on Saturday

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Tyus Jones is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Washington Wizards.

What It Means:

Jones will return to his usual role off the bench with Ja Morant returning on Saturday. Our models expect Jones to see 24.2 minutes against the Wizards.

Jones' Saturday projection includes 8.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 21.7 FanDuel points. He is priced at $4,000.

Ja Morant starting for Memphis on Saturday, Tyus Jones coming off the bench

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Washington Wizards.

What It Means:

Morant will return after resting in the Grizzlies last game, sending Tyus Jones back to his role off the bench. Our models expect Morant to play 32.1 minutes against Washington on Saturday.

Morant's Saturday projection includes 18.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 34.2 FanDuel points. He is priced at $8,200.

Ian Mahinmi starting for Wizards on Saturday in place of injured Moritz Wagner

Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

Mahinmi will make his first start of the season on Saturday with Moritz Wagner sidelined with an ankle injury. Our models expect him to see 28.1 minutes against the Grizzlies.

Mahinmi's Saturday projection includes 11.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 28.4 FanDuel points. He is priced at $4,400.

Landry Shamet (ankle) starting for Clippers on Saturday in place of Kawhi Leonard (knee)

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Landry Shamet is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls.

What It Means:

Shamet will start in his first game back from injury on Saturday. Our models expect him to see 20.6 minutes against Chicago.

Shamet's Saturday projection includes 6.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 11.1 FanDuel points. He is priced at $3,800.

Daniel Gafford (hamstring) ruled out for Bulls on Saturday

Chicago Bulls forward Daniel Gafford has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a hamstring injury.

What It Means:

Gafford is dealing with a hamstring injury and chose to sit out on Saturday to avoid long term damage.

Gafford is averaging 4.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.2 assists, and 10.5 FanDuel points per game this season.

Paul Millsap (quad) ruled out for Denver on Saturday

Denver Nuggets forward/center Paul Millsap has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a quad injury.

What It Means:

Millsap will miss his first game of the season due to a quad injury. Look for Jerami Grant to see an increase in usage in his absence.

Millsap is averaging 12.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 25.3 FanDuel points per game this season.

Ben McLemore starting for Rockets on Saturday in place of Russell Westbrook (rest)

Houston Rockets shooting guard Ben McLemore is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons.

What It Means:

McLemore will get the start with Westbrook resting on Saturday. Our models expect him to see 31.8 minutes against the Pistons.

McLemore's Saturday projection includes 14.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 22 FanDuel points. He is priced at $4,500.

Source: Salman Ali

Update: Delon Wright (adductor) available for Mavericks on Saturday

Dallas Mavericks point guard Delon Wright is available for Saturday's game against the Miami Heat.

What It Means:

Wright will make his return after missing the previous two games with a strained adductor. Our models expect him to see 22.6 minutes against Miami.

Wright's Saturday projection includes 8.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 20 FanDuel points. He is priced at $4,400.

Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo (quad) active on Saturday

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (quad) will play in Saturday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

What It Means:

According to head coach Mike Budenholzer, Antetokounmpo is available against the Cavaliers.

numberFire's models project Antetokounmpo to score 62.1 FanDuel points at the cost of $12,200.

Source: Eric Nehm

Clippers' Lou Williams (calf) inactive on Saturday

Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Lou Williams (calf) will not play in Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls.

What It Means:

Williams will miss his second straight game due to a sore right calf.

Landry Shamet should see more minutes at the guard positions until Williams can return.

Washington's Isaiah Thomas (calf) remains out on Saturday

Washington Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas (calf) will not play in Saturday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

Thomas remains sidelined with a calf injury. Expect Ish Smith to see more minutes at point guard on Saturday.

Smith's projection against Memphis includes 10.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.0 assists.

Source: Fred Katz

Patrick Beverley (concussion) ruled out for Clippers on Saturday

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has been ruled out of Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls with a concussion.

What It Means:

Beverley will miss his second game in a row with a head injury. Terance Mann started in his place on Friday and could do so again against the Bulls. The Clippers will also be without Lou Williams, Kawhi Leonard, and JaMychal Green.

Beverley is averaging 7.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 24.5 FanDuel points per game this season.

Kyle Anderson starting for Memphis on Saturday in place of injured Jae Crowder

Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Washington Wizards.

What It Means:

Anderson will get the start with Crowder sidelined with an ankle injury. Our models expect him to play 21.3 minutes on Saturday.

Anderson's Saturday projection includes 6.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 18.2 FanDuel points. He is priced at $3,700.

Grizzlies' Jae Crowder (ankle) ruled out on Saturday, Kyle Anderson to start

Memphis Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder (ankle will not play in Saturday's matchup against the Washington Wizards.

What It Means:

Crowder is not available due to an ankle injury. Kyle Anderson will start in Saturday's lineup against Washington.

Anderson's projection against the Wizards includes 6.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists.

Al Horford (knee) questionable for 76ers on Sunday

Philadelphia 76ers forward/center Al Horford is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Brooklyn Nets.

What It Means:

Horford has missed the previous two games with soreness in his knees and is questionable to make his return to action on Sunday. If he is active, our models expect him to see 31.2 minutes against the Nets.

Horford's Sunday projection includes 15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 35.5 FanDuel points.

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