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San Antonio Spurs forward Devin Vassell (quad) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors. This isn't shocking considering Vassell was listed as doubtful heading into this contest. It sounds like the team is going to give him the night off to rest. In his absence, Lonnie Walker IV and Bryn Forbes will see more playing time. Neither are worth using in standard leagues, but could have some deep league appeal with Vassell out.
Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis (knee) has been given the green light to take the floor for Tuesday's game vs. Brooklyn, marking his first game action since Dec. 17. Head coach Frank Vogel did not mention a specific minutes limit for Davis, but the team is expected to manage his workload in his return from a sprained MCL. While that may eliminate some of Davis' DFS shine, season-long fantasy managers can fire him up for all lineups. Averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 boards while shooting 52.1 percent overall across his first 27 outings, Davis is a double-double threat every time that he takes the floor.
LA Clippers small/power forward Marcus Morris Sr. (personal) has been ruled out for Tuesday's contest vs. Washington and head coach Ty Lue was unsure whether Morris would return to the mix for Wednesday's outing against the Magic. Without Morris in the mix, Brandon Boston Jr., Terance Mann, and Luke Kennard are all candidates to see elevated offensive upside on top of what they already possess without Paul George (elbow) available. Morris has been LA's most consistent scoring threat over the past month, averaging 17.3 PPG over his last 13 outings. When available, the Clippers' scoring void makes Morris a near must-roster season-long asset in the vast majority of formats.
Charlotte Hornets small forward Gordon Hayward (foot) and power forward Jalen McDaniels (ankle) have been ruled out for Tuesday's contest vs. the Raptors. Both are missing their second consecutive outing, with Cody Martin set to remain among the starting five and thereby see elevated DFS appeal for the time being. Hayward's ailment has been deemed discomfort, giving heart to season-long managers who could use his scoring punch back, while McDaniels is likely to face a more sustained absence due to his sprained left ankle. Miles Bridges will benefit from the added offensive usage, while P.J. Washington played 31 minutes off the bench Sunday.
Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. Charlotte due to a sore right knee. VanVleet has been logging enormous minutes totals all season, as he enters play Tuesday at a league-high 38.2 minutes per outing. Over his last eight games, that number has jumped to 41.2, a stretch in which he has attempted 13.3 three-point attempts per outing, leading to him shooting just 34 percent overall. Without VanVleet in the mix, Gary Trent Jr. will serve as the team's de facto starting point guard, although Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam stand to have elevated assists upside as well. The team may just be exercising caution with VanVleet on the first night of a back-to-back with Wednesday against the Bulls serving as his next chance to suit up.
New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (rest) and point guard Devonte' Graham (ankle) will miss Tuesday's game vs. Philadelphia. The Pelicans have responded to the rescheduled contest by choosing to rest their big man on the second leg of a back-to-back, paving the way for Jaxson Hayes and Willy Hernangomez to play larger frontcourt roles. Without Graham running the show offensively, Jose Alvarado stands to see significant DFS interest, particularly due to his extremely low price tag. Brandon Ingram (ankle) and Josh Hart (ankle) are out as well, meaning Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Garrett Temple, and Herbert Jones are the three likeliest candidates to see sizable jumps in offensive usage.
New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Brandon Ingram (ankle) and small forward Josh Hart (ankle) have been ruled out for Tuesday's contest vs. the 76ers. Ingram is missing his second consecutive outing due to a sprained right ankle, which paves the way for Garrett Temple to remain among the starting five and take on elevated offensive duties. Hart's absence stands to be critical for New Orleans, who is likely to rely on Nickeil Alexander-Walker for a heavier workload, particularly with Jonas Valanciunas (rest) and Devonte' Graham (ankle) unavailable. Herbert Jones and Tomas Satoransky also stand out as upside plays in the DFS market, with Ingram and Hart's next chance at suiting up coming Friday against Denver.
Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson will move into the starting five for Monday's game against the Utah Jazz. He'll join Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges and JaVale McGee in the starting unit for this game. Jae Crowder (wrist) is sitting this one out, so Jalen Smith should see more playing time as well. Both Johnson and Smith should be worth looking at as streaming options on Monday. Johnson is the slightly better fantasy option, but both should have value here.
Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (wrist) won't be on the court for at least the next two weeks. He suffered a right wrist injury and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. In the meantime, Landry Shamet and Elfrid Payton should be asked to split up a majority of Payne's playing time. Neither of them should gain enough value to be worth snagging in most fantasy formats. Also, Payne is likely to miss more than two weeks and should be placed on the waiver wire in most formats right now.
Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Utah Jazz. This marks the fourth game in a row that Ayton has missed due to a right ankle injury. Despite that, the organization continues to call Ayton's status day-to-day, so fantasy managers shouldn't be too concerned. JaVale McGee and Bismack Biyombo will see plenty of minutes without Ayton on the court. At this point, Biyombo is offering more upside and is worth a look as a streaming option.
Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Phoenix Suns. He is dealing with knee tendonitis, so he'll sit out the second game of the back-to-back set. The Jazz are missing a majority of their starters for this contest. Fantasy managers should expect Rudy Gay and Eric Paschall to play significant minutes during Monday's game. Both have some streaming appeal, but Gay offers slightly more upside.