This is the second straight start for Koufus to start the 2016-17 season and the Kings are hoping he fares much better than he did on Wednesday night against the Suns. Koufus contributed just two points and four rebounds against Phoenix and will look to improve on Thursday, although the matchup against San Antonio is about as tough as it gets. He could be used as a punt play if you're playing the late slate in DFS games.
Afflalo played 26 minutes on Wednesday night against Phoenix but only managed to score eight points. He will once again get the start on Thursday and could see increased opportunities with Kawhi Leonard likely guarding Rudy Gay for the majority of the game.
Just because Mbah a Moute is getting the start doesn't mean he will amount to much of anything of the offensive side of the ball. Because of his lack of an offensive game, Mbah a Moute is not a recommended play in any DFS format.
Plumlee will once again get the start at center for the Trail Blazers and hopes to stay out of foul trouble and improve on his dreadful game against the Jazz. He should see 20-25 minutes on the court Thursday night.
Anderson will make his second start of the season for San Antonio and should see roughly 20-25 minutes. It's worth noting that Jonathan Simmons came off the bench for San Antonio during their blowout win over Golden State, playing 28 minutes and scoring 20 points.
Johnson has been brutal over his first two games, so the Celtics are switching things up in hope of providing the team with a spark. It's unknown whether this lineup change will continue going forward.
Ferrell was recently released by the Nets, but the organization decided to bring him back into the fold and sign him to their D-League team. He will report to Long Island and look to continue his development.
The former first overall pick has tried several times to revive his career, but his knees will not allow it. It is hard to call him a bust since his lack of performance is caused by injuries. He joins the list of pros who had all world potential, but whose bodies failed them.
Hunter was just waived by the Celtics earlier in the week, so his unemployment did not last long. He more than likely will not suit up Thursday for the Bulls, and his role on the team is not certain at this point. Wait and see how he falls into the rotation before counting on him in seasonal or DFS. At this point, he does not figure to get a lot of minutes.
Grant sits behind Rajon Rondo and Michael Carter-Williams, so his services will not be needed most nights as long as they are healthy. Grant only becomes fantasy relevant if injuries open up playing time for him. Ignore him for now in fantasy.