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Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Mavericks. He was listed as questionable coming into this contest, but will sit out due to back soreness. His absence should mean more minutes for Xavier Tillman. Possibly, Santi Aldama gets into the rotation, but won't be a streaming option. Neither player is worth a look even with Clarke on the sideline.
Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams (ankle) and power forward/center Brandon Clarke (back) have earned questionable designations ahead of Sunday's contest vs. Dallas. Adams is dealing with a sore right ankle but has not missed time over the last four outings due to the ailment. Clarke has been an integral member of Memphis' second unit, not having missed a game over the last month. If neither is available, Xavier Tillman would step into a massive frontcourt role and become a heavily featured DFS target. Fantasy managers will want to check back prior to tip-off to get the final word on Adams and Clarke's respective statuses.
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Tyus Jones has been placed in the league's health and safety protocols, ruling him out indefinitely, beginning with Wednesday's game vs. Milwaukee. The absence will mark just the second of the season for Jones, who has been an invaluable member of the team's second unit (8.2 points, 4.2 assists per game), in addition to stepping into the starting five when Ja Morant went down. De'Anthony Melton -- who was already set to see a larger role with Desmond Bane and Kyle Anderson in the protocols -- is set to back up Morant and take on more offensive duties within the second unit. While Jones has shot a career-best 47.1 percent overall this season, he can remain on the waiver wire in all season-long formats at least until he returns to action.
Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Desmond Bane and small/power forward Kyle Anderson have been placed in the league's health and safety protocols, ruling them out indefinitely. Bane has been a breakout sensation in his second season, with his scoring average climbing up to 17.7 PPG in addition to shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc. Anderson has slid into a bench role in 2021-22, which has drastically affected his scoring upside, likely putting him on the wrong side of the waiver wire in many season-long formats. De'Anthony Melton and John Konchar are likely to step into larger roles for Bane and Anderson, respectively, while Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. can be expected to carry even more of the offensive heavy lifting for the time being.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. He was also considered questionable on Saturday and managed to play 30 minutes. It sounds like Bane is able to play through the quad issue, but the organization might not push it. His absence would mean more value for De'Anthony Melton and possibly Tyus Jones. Melton is someone worth adding in most formats with Dillon Brooks (ankle) sidelined multiple weeks. Ja Morant (thigh) is also questionable for this game, so Bane and Melton could be looking at huge games. Fantasy managers should check back and see if Bane is able to play through the issue again.