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London Perrantes Headshot

Perrantes is finalizing a two-way contract with the Cavaliers, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

The former Virginia standout spent training camp with the Spurs but was waived last week in advance of the NBA's roster cutdown deadline. Expect Perrantes to primarily play for the Canton Charge of the G-League, but he could make a few appearances for the Cavs in the event of an injury to Derrick Rose or veteran Jose Calderon.
2:05 pm (EST)
Anthony Davis Headshot

Davis (illness) will play in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Grizzlies.

Davis came down with illness earlier this week, but he was able to take part in Wednesday's morning shootaround without any issues and has now been cleared to make his 2017-18 debut. He'll slot in at power forward alongside DeMarcus Cousins and should be one of the premier power forwards in the league for both season-long and DFS contests. Davis averaged 28.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.2 blocks across 36.1 minutes per game last season.
2:04 pm (EST)
Craig Anderson Headshot

Anderson will man the crease for Thursday's matchup with New Jersey.

The American netminder has enjoyed a strong start to 2017-18, owning a 1.91 GAA and .926 save percentage, but will face arguably his toughest test of the young season Thursday. The upstart Devils are 5-0-1, are converting 30.8% of their opportunities with the man advantage, and pouring in 4.17 goals per game -- stats that will put some worry in to any goalie. Ottawa has taken the second-fewest minor penalties per game this season and will have to continue to stay out of the box to give themselves the best chance to come away with a victory.
1:58 pm (EST)
Bennie Fowler III Headshot

Fowler is expected to join the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official website reports.

Denver's No. 3 receiver for the first five weeks of the season, Fowler hasn't exactly been efficient with his limited opportunities, catching 13 of 24 passes for 140 yards (5.8 per target) and a pair of scores. Both touchdowns came in Week 1 against the Chargers, and he did draw a season-high eight targets (catching just three for 21 yards) in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Giants. With Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie both sidelined by ankle injuries, Fowler likely will step in as the No. 2 receiver Sunday in Los Angeles. However, Demaryius Thomas (leg) figures to gobble up targets, assuming his own injury is confirmed to be minor.
1:58 pm (EST)
Sonny Milano Headshot

Milano has dropped in four even-strength goals through the first six games.

The New York native jumped off to a blazing start to the new season, potting all four goals through his first three contests. He's since been caught in a three-game pointless skid, but that's to be expected as the promising rookie gains experience facing the different opponents across the league. Selected by the Blue Jackets with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Milano has long been keeper material and now he's making a case to belong in all types of redraft leagues.
1:53 pm (EST)
Raul Neto Headshot

Neto (hamstring) won't play during the team's regular-season opener Wednesday against the Nuggets, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.

The news isn't too surprising considering Neto was still limited in Tuesday's practice. While he's sidelined, rookie Donovan Mitchell will probably be the main beneficiary of Neto's absence and should see significant run behind starter Ricky Rubio.
1:52 pm (EST)
Brandon McManus Headshot

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he still has faith in McManus, who has already missed five field goals this season, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

McManus has made just eight of his 13 field-goal attempts, with three of the misses coming from inside of 50 yards. He's at least made all 12 of his extra-point attempts, but the Broncos nonetheless will have to consider a change if McManus doesn't sort things out soon. He was one of the league's better kickers the past two seasons, converting 85.7 percent of his attempts in 2015 and 85.3 percent in 2016. Prior to this season, he hadn't missed from inside of 40 yards since 2014.
1:49 pm (EST)
Chris Paul Headshot

Paul is questionable for the second half of a back-to-back Wednesday against the Kings due to a knee bruise, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Paul was hampered by knee soreness during the team's season opener Tuesday against the Warriors, going 2-for-9 from the field. He bruised the knee, and also his shoulder, during the preseason, both of which may still be giving him some discomfort. Considering Wednesday's matchup is against the Kings, who many project to be one of the worst teams in the Western Conference, the team may opt to sit Paul, relying on their depth to pull out a victory. If Paul ends up sitting out, Eric Gordon would probably be the main beneficiary of his absence, though veteran Bobby Brown may see increased run as well.
1:49 pm (EST)
Josh Doctson Headshot

Doctson is expected to handle a larger role going forward, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports. "We are going to actively expand [his role], without a doubt," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday. "He didn't get as many reps as I would like at the end of the day when you look at the numbers, but it's our job. We have got to get him in there more and expand it."

Doctson has logged more than 41 percent of offensive snaps in just one game this season, drawing three or fewer targets in each of his five appearances. He's only caught four of his nine targets, but he's parlayed those receptions into 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Any additional playing time likely will come at the expense of Ryan Grant, who has 13 catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 20 targets this year. The Redskins boast a deep stable of pass catchers, which has allowed Kirk Cousins to throw for 251 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game while distributing no more than 5.8 targets per game to any one player. Doctson figures to take on a large roler as the season progresses, but he'll probably only get a handful of targets per game even if everything breaks right.
1:45 pm (EST)
Cam Atkinson Headshot

Atkinson opened the scoring for the Blue Jackets in Tuesday's 5-2 road win over the Jets.

It could have been a bigger night for Atkinson, as he hoisted a game-high six shots on net, but beggars can't be choosers. The diminutive winger still has goals in half of his games to start the new season to complement a plus-4 rating. Atkinson remains a low-maintenance fantasy player.
1:43 pm (EST)
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