DFS Alerts

Get urgent alerts pushed straight to your phone!
Download our DFS Alerts/Lineups App for iPhone or for Android!

  • Jaylen Nowell

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jaylen Nowell (tibia) ruled out Sunday

    Nowell was listed as doubtful due to his tibia injury, and ultimately was ruled out as the Wolves prepare to play the LA Clippers. Nowell missed the last game, and with D’Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio healthy, was unlikely to play big minutes. Josh Okogie and Jarrett Culver should pick up his minutes as a result.

    As reported by the Minnesota Timberwolves via Twitter

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
  • Kawhi Leonard

    LA Clippers

    Kawhi Leonard (foot) will play Sunday; Nic Batum (rest) ruled out

    After missing the last four games due to a foot injury, Kawhi will make his return as the Clippers prepare to play the Minnesota Timberwolves. Batum will get a rest day according to coach Lue, as he had been averaging 28 minutes without Kawhi, and some games without Paul George and Marcus Morris. With Leonard back in the fold, Luke Kennard will move back to the bench and will have his minutes severely cut as he competes with Terrence Mann for time behind the Clippers star duo. George’s salary has come up across the industry, making it a tough ask as his usage and assist rate both come flying down with Kawhi on the floor. Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris will have decreased usage as well. Kawhi himself will be a good play in a great matchup against the Timberwolves, and should be able to play his usual role of minutes. With Batum out, Patrick Patterson will likely take his role and play minutes in the teens off the bench, while Morris and Kawhi likely pick up the rest.

    As reported by Farbod Esnaashari via Twitter Other tagged players: Nicolas Batum

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 47.29 proj
    • 4.73 pt/$
    • $10,000
    • 48.45 proj
    • 5.10 pt/$
    • $9,500
  • Hassan Whiteside

    Sacramento Kings

    Lineup update: Kings will start Hassan Whiteside ahead of Damian Jones Sunday

    Whiteside will make his second start of the year Sunday, replacing Jones in the starting lineup. Whiteside had been playing more minutes despite coming off the bench, so this should give him a higher upside, but likely still in the mid twenties.

    As reported by James Ham via Twitter Other tagged players: Damian Jones

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 21.34 proj
    • 3.95 pt/$
    • $5,400
    • 21.33 proj
    • 3.88 pt/$
    • $5,500
  • Avery Bradley

    Houston Rockets

    Lineup update: Avery Bradley will now start over Armoni Brooks Sunday

    The Rockets made a last-minute switch for their lineup; after reporting Brooks would start over Bradley, they flip-flopped back and decided to keep the same lineup they’ve been running with. Brooks will play off the bench and may lose a minute or two as a result.

    As reported by Jonathan Feigen via Twitter Other tagged players: Armoni Brooks

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 17.14 proj
    • 4.90 pt/$
    • $3,500
    • 17.47 proj
    • 4.99 pt/$
    • $3,500
  • Lu Dort

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    Lu Dort (hip) active Sunday

    A game-time decision, Dort will start Sunday against the Toronto Raptors. Dort should be in line for his usual minutes, but the Thunder do have Pokusevski back, so it may be slightly more crowded for Dort.

    As reported by Joe Mussatto via Twitter

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 24.73 proj
    • 3.99 pt/$
    • $6,200
    • 25.08 proj
    • 3.63 pt/$
    • $6,900
  • Terrence Ross

    Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross (back) ruled out Sunday; Mo Bamba (hip) will play

    Ross was ruled out late for the Magic due to back spasms, and will miss the game against the Toronto Raptors. Mo Bamba was questionable due to a hip injury, but was ultimately cleared to play and should play his backup center minutes behind Wendell Carter Jr. The Magic are going to be very shorthanded, as they’re down to 11 healthy bodies, 3 of whom are centers. There is limited data in CourtIQ with all the injured players, but the minutes should be open in the backcourt. Already without James Ennis, Gary Harris, Dwayne Bacon, and RJ Hampton will all be playing big minutes. Cole Anthony will likely pick up more usage as well, as in 81 minutes with most of the injured Magic off the floor, he averages 1.28 FPM and a 32% usage, per CourtIQ. Chuma Okeke and Wendell Carter will fill out the starters, and both will be good plays as the Magic try to take advantage of the depleted Raptors with a roster that is shorthanded as well.

    As reported by the Orlando Magic via Twitter Other tagged players: Mo Bamba

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
  • Cody Martin

    Charlotte Hornets

    Lineup update: Hornets will start Rozier, Cody Martin, McDaniels, Bridges, and Carey on Sunday

    Cody Martin will get the start at shooting guard for the Hornets, while Carey Jr. will continue to start. PJ Washington will come off the bench now, and is a much bigger risk in his first game back.

    As reported by the Charlotte Hornets via Twitter Other tagged players: Vernon Carey Jr.

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 20.4 proj
    • 5.37 pt/$
    • $3,800
    • 20.57 proj
    • 5.27 pt/$
    • $3,900
  • Armoni Brooks

    Houston Rockets

    Lineup update: Rockets will start Porter Jr., Brooks, Tate, Olynyk, and Wood on Sunday

    Brooks will make his first start Sunday, as he’ll replace Avery Bradley in the lineup. Brooks is on a two-way contract, and as the Rockets go through their youth movement, are looking to give him a go. He should get a few more minutes, while Bradley loses a few as a result.

    As reported by Mark Berman via Twitter

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 16.88 proj
    • 4.69 pt/$
    • $3,600
    • 18.52 proj
    • 5.79 pt/$
    • $3,200
  • Devonte' Graham

    Charlotte Hornets

    Devonte' Graham (quad) ruled out Sunday; PJ Washington (ankle) available to play

    The Hornets had two players questionable ahead of their matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers, and will get one back. Washington was upgraded to available and will return after missing three games with an ankle sprain, while Graham will miss his second straight game with a quad injury. With Washington returning, he’ll likely start at the center position, moving Vernon Carey Jr to the bench, and possibly out of the rotation, as he and Bismack Biyombo will likely split the backup center minutes. With Graham sitting out, one of the Martin twins will likely start in his place; Caleb started one game, with Cody the next. The biggest winner with Graham’s absence is likely Terry Rozier; he averages 1.22 FPM with Graham, LaMelo, Hayward, and Monk off the floor per CourtIQ, up from his 1.05 FPM average. He leads the team with 30% usage, and will put up plenty of shots for the Hornets. Assuming Washington starts, he will be a good play, as well as Jalen McDaniels, and whichever Martin twin starts.

    As reported by the Charlotte Hornets via Twitter Other tagged players: PJ Washington

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 28.59 proj
    • 4.54 pt/$
    • $6,300
    • 30.27 proj
    • 4.88 pt/$
    • $6,200
  • Aleksej Pokusevski

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    Aleksej Pokusevski (arm) will play Sunday

    As expected, Pokusevski is available to play and will return from his three game absence with an arm injury against the Toronto Raptors. Poku will start in his return, and if Dort ends up playing, he will start also, while Isaiah Roby will move to the bench.

    As reported by Blake Murphy via Twitter

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 23.9 proj
    • 4.98 pt/$
    • $4,800
    • 25.25 proj
    • 4.68 pt/$
    • $5,400
  • Lu Dort

    Oklahoma City Thunder

    Status update: Lu Dort and Aleksej Pokusevski are game-time decisions Sunday; both will start if they are able to play

    In his pre-game news conference, coach Daigneault mentioned that both Dort and Pokusevski would start if they were cleared to play against the Toronto Raptors. Isaiah Roby would move to the bench if both ended up playing. Dort is still questionable, while Poku is still probable, but the status of both should be confirmed before lock.

    As reported by Rylan Stiles via Twitter Other tagged players: Aleksej Pokusevski

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 24.73 proj
    • 3.99 pt/$
    • $6,200
    • 25.08 proj
    • 3.63 pt/$
    • $6,900
  • Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

    Portland Trail Blazers

    Lineup update: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will start for Blazers Sunday

    In a big surprise, RHJ will get the start for the Blazers, after signing his second 10 day contract. It hasn’t been announced who he will start for, but it feels likely to be Derrick Jones Jr. It’s unclear how many minutes RHJ will play, but he should probably be expected to have around 16-22 minutes. If Jones Jr. moves to the bench, he’s going to the biggest loser for the Lillard-less Blazers.

    As reported by Travis Demers via Twitter

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 17.86 proj
    • 5.10 pt/$
    • $3,500
    • 17.43 proj
    • 5.81 pt/$
    • $3,000
  • Dwayne Bacon

    Orlando Magic

    Lineup update: Dwayne Bacon will start in place of James Ennis (calf) Sunday

    As expected, Bacon will get the start for Ennis Sunday. He had been losing some minutes as the Magic have gotten healthier, but now will have a chance to get some more minutes and could be a viable punt today.

    As reported by the Orlando Magic via Twitter

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 29.26 proj
    • 7.70 pt/$
    • $3,800
    • 30.07 proj
    • 7.33 pt/$
    • $4,100
  • James Ennis III

    Orlando Magic

    James Ennis (calf) ruled out Sunday

    Ennis was listed as questionable due to a calf injury, but was ultimately downgraded to out and will miss the game against the Houston Rockets. Dwayne Bacon willprobably start in his place, with Terrence Ross getting a few more minutes along with RJ Hampton. Ennis has averaged 29 minutes over the last five games, and has been a consistent starter for the team. Ennis doesn’t usually produce at a high rate; he’s around 0.75 FPM per CourtIQ. It’s more that the extra minutes that Ross, Gary Harris, and Hampton play that should make them more valuable.

    As reported by the Orlando Magic via Twitter

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
  • Blake Griffin

    Brooklyn Nets

    Lineup update: Nets will start Irving, Brown, Harris, Durant, and Griffin Sunday

    Two changes to the Nets lineup as they play the Heat. Blake Griffin gets the start in place of Deandre Jordan, as they hope he can match up with Adebayo better. Bruce Brown enters the lineup in place of Jeff Green, as they elect to play smaller to matchup with the Heat guards better. Blake and Brown will get a few bumps, while Jordan is the biggest loser; Green could still play his usual minutes off the bench.

    As reported by Brian Lewis via Twitter Other tagged players: Bruce Brown

    By: vernthecar
    vernthecar

    • nba
    • 22.62 proj
    • 2.38 pt/$
    • $9,500
    • 23.17 proj
    • 3.22 pt/$
    • $7,200

RotoGrinders.com is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. Our content, rankings, member blogs, promotions and forum discussion all cater to the players that like to create a new fantasy team every day of the week.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA/MI), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-888-532-3500 (VA) or call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN).