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Chicago Bulls forward Troy Brown Jr. (ankle) is out for Thursday's game against the Hornets. Brown will miss his second consecutive contest on Thursday as he deals with a sprained ankle. Denzel Valentine will see added minutes on the wing in Brown's absence against Charlotte.
Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen compiled 16 points, two rebounds, and one assist in 21 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's loss to Cleveland. Markkanen hasn't been a huge factor for the Bulls this season as he is averaging 14.6 points per game. The 23-year-old has also only posted double-digit points in two of the past eight games. While Wednesday's performance was encouraging, Markkanen's recent numbers and smaller role on this team keep him off the fantasy radar at this point.
Chicago Bulls center Daniel Theis has certainly made an impression on the team since being acquired at the trade deadline. The veteran center has started each of the last two games. Head coach Billy Donovan is hopeful that the organization is able to extend Theis this offseason. One of the main reasons the Bulls got Theis for so cheap is because he's expected to hit free agency this offseason. His fantasy value has regressed a bit in Chicago, but that's expected when Nikola Vucevic is ahead of you on the depth chart. Fantasy managers should continue counting on Theis despite a slight decrease in production.
Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic scored a game-high 25 points with seven rebounds, five assists, three triples, and a pair of steals in Saturday's victory over Cleveland. Vucevic displayed excellent efficiency, shooting 10-for-17 from the field, 3 of 5 from deep, and 2-for-2 from the line. He also had just one turnover. The star big man has scored 20-plus points in 10 of 13 games since joining the Bulls, though they've won only four contests in that span. Vucevic will next play on Monday against the Pistons, who allowed a 37-12 line to him in one of their meetings.
Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky (illness, back) will be available for Saturday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was held out of Friday's contest due to a non-COVID related illness and back soreness. His return should bump Coby White back to the bench for this game. However, White will still have plenty of fantasy value with Zach LaVine sidelined due to the NBA's health and safety protocol. White will be worth looking at in DFS contests for Saturday's slate.