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There have been a few points this season where Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has struggled, but he's now scored 17 or more points five of the past six games, including putting up 26 in Saturday's win over the Phoenix Suns. Murray was 10-for-22 from the floor, plus 3-for-7 from deep. He added six rebounds, five assists, and one block. The Nuggets are back in action against Dallas on Monday, who have been one of the better teams at limiting fantasy production by opposing guards, including allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to point guards. That's not a great sign, making Murray someone to potentially avoid in DFS on Monday.
Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray (shoulder) has been given the green light to suit up for Saturday's contest versus the Suns despite receiving a questionable tag earlier in the day with a sprained left shoulder. Murray logged 40 minutes in Friday's overtime win against Phoenix and showed no worse for wear, but the combination of injury and back-to-back could still funnel a handful of additional minutes in the direction of Monte Morris on Saturday. Both of Murray's outings when facing the Suns this year have resulted in strong production, raising his fantasy floor despite the ailment concerns.
Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray (shoulder) has been deemed questionable to suit up for Saturday's contest versus the Suns due to a sprained left shoulder. Murray was able to compile 18 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds across 40 minutes against Phoenix on Friday, but appears to have picked up an ailment that did not force him from the team's most recent outing. Should Murray be declared unavailable, Monte Morris would see his DFS value soar, alongside Nikola Jokic, who would take on a larger passing role. Check back prior to tip-off to get the final word, but should Murray get the green light, he'll be a strong fantasy option in his own right due to recent success against the Suns.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic poured in 31 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and a triple in an overtime victory over the Suns. Jokic has a double-double in all 15 games he's played in to start the season- he is just the sixth player in NBA history to accomplish that feat. The man who dubbed himself the 'Cookie Monster' has also been on a roll defensively, with at least two steals in four of his last five games- as well as a career-high 1.9 per game for the year. Jokic has been an MVP candidate and the best player in fantasy basketball with no signs of either trend slowing down. He'll run it back against the Suns on Saturday.
Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr.is active and will play Friday night against the Phoenix Suns. Porter has been sidelined since Dec. 29 due to the league's COVID-19 protocols, but he rejoined the team on Thursday and is good to go moving forward. Porter has been one of the biggest fantasy sleepers this year and was playing very well before his extended absence. He should be on all rosters in any formats, but it remains to be seen if he will retake the starting spot from Will Barton.