Spin: He has an upper respiratory infection and should be considered questionable for Tuesday against the Thunder. The Blazers have a total of four games this week, so Aldridge owners will probably want to still use him depending on the other options. Thomas Robinson is a great option tonight.
Spin: He is out indefinitely and the All-Star break seems like a fair estimation. Gallinari just can't stay on the court these days and the Nuggets might shut him down for the year. Wilson Chandler's minutes are safe while Alonzo Gee may also play more.
Spin: It'll be his second game out of the lineup and John Leuer will get another run in the starting lineup. Randolph owners will probably want to bench him considering this is a knee injury. Leuer is worth a look in standard leagues for short-term value.
Spin: He sat out on Sunday to get some additional rest, but the good news is that he is dealing with a just a bruise to his knee. We will update his status on Monday, but expect Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers to pick up the slack if Wade sits on Tuesday. Stay tuned.
Jarrett Jack lit up the Pistons for 15 points, four rebounds, 10 assists and two steals on Sunday, while starting at PG in place of Deron Williams (calf).
Spin: D-Will's injury is considered minor and he's questionable to return vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday, which makes it hard to recommend Jack as more than a temporary option. He turned the ball over just twice tonight and was likely a decisive factor in many weekly matchups, so don't be afraid to use him if Williams is ruled out for Tuesday's game.
Spin: He doesn't have a timetable to return and considering how long it takes for him to recover from injuries, he is likely going to miss more games. Expect J.J. Hickson and Kenneth Faried to get more run.
According to league sources, Lance Stephenson is clashing with his teammates in the locker room, but coach Steve Clifford is hopeful that Charlotte's veterans will help Stephenson become more of a team player.
Spin: This isn't surprising by any means, as Stephenson has been a major disappointment so far in Charlotte. However, it appears that the Hornets are no longer aggressively shopping him, as they feel like his value is too low to deal him right now. Unless Stephenson returns from his hip injury soon and starts to turn things around, he will be a really tough player to own in standard leagues.
Spin: He was expected to play at shootaround earlier today, but there's always the need of confirmation on Rose. He missed tow games with an illness over the weekend and should be able to handle his normal workload. If you had Aaron Brooks, you can look to cut him in most leagues.
Spin: The Thunder called it a "mild" ankle sprain on Friday, but they're still being very cautious. OKC rattled off a seven-game winning streak this month and are already just 1.5 games out of a playoff spot, so resting him makes sense. The Thunder have four games this week, so it's almost impossible to bench KD in weekly leagues.
Spin: Teague was considered doubtful heading into this game, so owners should have seen this coming. Teague should be considered day-to-day moving forward, and we will update his status as soon as we know more. Dennis Schroder will draw another start on Saturday, but he will unfortunately get the Patrick Beverley treatment. Shelvin Mack will also see a boost off of the bench, and is coming off a career-high 24 points on Wednesday.
Spin: Coach Terry Stotts said he is going to mix up his lineups, so T-Rob is not likely going to draw all of the starts. Joel Freeland is expected to get some starts here and there, so keep an eye on him, as well. Chris Kaman should also get a handful of extra minutes and is the best pickup for owners needing a big man.
Spin: We can only hope that McBob can return this season, as he was finally starting to figure it out in Miami before going down with the injury. If you have an IR spot available, he may be worth a stash in deeper leagues. However, unless we get a positive report after the surgery, owners in standard leagues should move on. Shawne Williams, Udonis Haslem, and Justin Hamilton will all benefit in his absence.
Spin: For as long as Smith is sidelined, Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to soak up all his minutes, and he should be owned in most leagues. Over the past two weeks, Hardaway Jr. is averaging 15.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.8 three-pointers per game over 29 minutes of action and he has almost zero competition for minutes. Go grab him if he's still available.
Spin: He is also questionable to play on Tuesday and on Christmas. Bosh could be out until 2015, so his fantasy owners should plan on using someone else this week. With Bosh out, Shawne Williams, Luol Deng, Udonis Haslem, Chris Andersen and Hassan Whiteside will benefit. Although, Dwyane Wade will do just about everything, so there's very little fantasy impact as far as pickups go.
Spin: As per usual, there's no telling what limited means with the Spurs. One thing that is clear is that fantasy owners of Cory Joseph should dial down their expectations tonight. Parker is worth owning in standard leagues, but will likely rest a lot this season.
Spin: Hawes' knee problem has not been detailed in great length, but he's been out for almost two weeks with very few updates in between. He's not worth owning in fantasy leagues, anyway. DeAndre Jordan is the only center on the Clippers with fantasy value.
Spin: He is still not expected to return before mid-January, but it is great to see him making progress. While he is by no means a must-own player, he might be worth a stash in deeper leagues for his ability to produce 3-pointers and steals. Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue to start and is worth a long look in most leagues.
Spin: Bogut will be re-evaluated next week, but things aren't looking good for the oft-injured big man. He will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. OKC, and he should be considered doubtful for Monday's game against Sacramento. Draymond Green and Marreese Speights will be the primary beneficiaries with Bogut sidelined, and we'll be monitoring his status closely. Stay tuned.
Spin: He suffered the injury on Friday and the Pacers are going to be very thin up front. Perhaps they go with a smaller lineup, but Shane Whittington may also get in the rotation. Mahinmi can be cut everywhere. Roy Hibbert had better stay healthy.
Spin: It would be an absolute shock to see Cousins miss this game. He has already turned down a minutes cap since his return to the lineup and he has been fantastic, averaging 28.0 points, 12.5 boards, 1.5 blocks and 1.5 steals in 35.0 minutes per game. Start him, obviously.
Spin: The fact that he was ruled out so quick is a little worrying, but Lopez has been doing some conditioning work and even did some light basketball activities on Saturday. Lopez is expected to be evaluated on a daily basis so we should know more soon, while Mason Plumlee will continue to be a must-start player until he returns.
Spin: This is a tough blow for McGee and it would not be surprising to see the Nuggets shut him down for a long time. McGee was playing through soreness all season and it was evident that it had an impact on his play. McGee should be cut across the board and should be considered out indefinitely. Timofey Mozgov was already a must-own player before this news while rookie Jusuf Nurkic could also see more minutes as the backup center.
Spin: Ilyasova is going to get a big chance at meaningful minutes with Jabari Parker (knee) out for the year, and it could come as soon as Tuesday vs. Charlotte. Jared Dudley will lose much of his streamer appeal when Ilyasova initially returns.
Spin: Ouch. The Raptors start their road trip on Monday in Chicago, and it doesn't conclude until January 4 in Phoenix. DeRozan last played on November 26, so this absence would push his total time missed to over a month. Kyle Lowry will continue to shoulder the heaviest load for the Raptors, with guys like Terrence Ross, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and James Johnson also stepping up while DeRozan remains sidelined.
Spin: He is getting closer to a return, but the Bucks would be foolish to play him if he's still dealing with pain. Henson hasn't played much power forward this season, so he's not a very attractive pickup even with the Jabari Parker (knee) injury.
Spin: Henry will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but after injuries held him to just 43 games last season, and a mere nine this year, he may have a tough time landing his next deal. Henry's 9.5 minutes per game will be distributed to Jordan Clarkson and Wayne Ellington, but neither guy can be considered an attractive option in standard leagues while Kobe Bryant is healthy.
Spin: He has resumed shooting mid-range jumpers, which is somewhat remarkable given the nature of his shoulder injury, and it sounds like he's confident he'll avoid surgery. New Orleans has been struggling to find a replacement starter in his absence, but they've recently settled on Luke Babbitt at SF with Tyreke Evans taking over the SG spot.
Spin: The surgery was successful and Martin should be back on the court for January. The Wolves get Thaddeus Young back and he will likely be a huge part of the offense. Andrew Wiggins will also get to show what he can do while Corey Brewer has been bringing the ball up, as well. Fantasy owners can cut Martin if they don't want to wait.
Spin: Pekovic recently tried running on a treadmill but his ankle flared up, so he's not anywhere near making a return. Gorgui Dieng will continue to start at center as long as Pekovic is sidelined, and is currently averaging 8.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 block per game with the starting unit.
Spin: He was hoping to play around Christmas, but it doesn't sound like that's going to happen. Rubio will likely take at least a week to progress from practice to games. In other words, he's probably looking to return in January.
Spin: He went through both practices over the weekend and should be ready to go. One thing that will not be ready to go is his former role, which has been taken over by Draymond Green. Lee is not going to have the fantasy value he used to have and is unlikely to be a top-80 guy over the next month. Green owners shouldn't be too concerned.
Spin: There has been very little information on Jones, but he has been going through some strengthening, so he appears to be getting at least somewhat closer. Obviously the nerve damage to his leg was worse than originally thought. The Rockets are believed to be interested in Josh Smith, which would hurt TJ's fantasy value.
Spin: "The best-case scenario could be the end [of December]," Richardson said regarding his potential return to the court. "Worst case can be February." Richardson hasn't played since the 2012-13 season, so there will be a substantial amount of rust upon his eventual return. He doesn't offer enough upside to be considered a stash candidate in any league.
Spin: Hill's knee has responded well, and now he just has to get his conditioning together in order to make his season debut. At this point, Hill should not be on the waiver wire in any format, and if he is, make sure to scoop him up immediately as the Pacers sorely need everything he brings on offense. He'll be tasked with playing as large of a role as he can handle. CJ Watson and Donald Sloan will be pushed into their usual reserve roles when Hill returns.
Spin: He is still on track to meet his timetable which is awesome news for the Spurs. However, Mills will likely be eased back into the rotation and will only be an asset in deeper leagues upon his return.
Spin: The Mavs are currently the favorite to land Rondo, but the Rockets and Lakers have also thrown their names into the mix. There will be a lot of rumors flying around with regards to Rondo, but it's looking like there's a strong possibility that he is moved at some point this season, meaning Marcus Smart makes sense as a stash-candidate.
Spin: It sounds like he has a chance to play in 2014. Otto Porter Jr. was a mild disappointment to start the year, so Webster should be on the radar for owners need 3-pointers. Rasual Butler would lose a big chunk of his value.
Spin: He is only doing work in the pool right now and plans to do more court work soon. George is still highly unlikely to make it back on the court for game action this year, but you have to admire his commitment to returning.