NBA DFS Position Coach: December 3, 2016 Cover Image
NBA DFS Position Coach: December 3, 2016
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Jose Calderon Headshot

UPDATE: Jose Calderon has a right hamstring strain and will not return.

It's a bummer for anyone that gambled on him with Russell out, but he's typically not a fantasy asset. He didn't score before being forced from action after just eight minutes, but did manage five boards and an assist. We should know later tonight how long he'll be out with the injury.
15 minutes ago
Rodney Hood Headshot

Rodney Hood will start Saturday against the Nuggets.

There's your game-time decision. Hood had missed their last game with a hamstring injury, but he should be ready to roll tonight and push Joe Johnson back to the bench. Plug him into your lineups if it isn't too late.
18 minutes ago
Deron Williams Headshot

Deron Williams will start Saturday against the Bulls.

Williams has missed a lot of time already this season, which is hardly a surprise, but he managed 30 minutes on their Dec. 1st game so he should be all systems go tonight. He should be started in most leagues while he's sitting around or above 30 MPG.
23 minutes ago
Jose Calderon Headshot

Jose Calderon is headed to the locker room with an apparent injury.

Calderon has strained his right hamstring and will not return to the game. He didn't score in his eight minutes of action tonight, but did manage five rebounds and an assist. We'll probably find out after the game how much time Calderon will miss.
24 minutes ago
C.J. Miles Headshot

C.J. Miles could be under a minutes restrictions Sunday.

Miles has missed the Pacers last six games due to a deep bone bruise in his left knee. The long break for the Pacers seems to have done them well though, as Miles has a shot to return to action along with Paul George. He could be worked in slowly, making him a better option for next week as he regains his health and sheds any minute restrictions. Miles doesn't exactly stuff the stat sheet, but his 13 points and 2.3 treys per game need to be owned in deeper leagues.
33 minutes ago
Paul George Headshot

Paul George (ankle) is optimistic about playing on Sunday.

It's been the expectation for a while now that December fourth is the likely return date for George, and it appears that mark will be accurate. Fantasy owners who spent an early draft pick on him will be happy to get his 20.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.8 steals per game back into their starting lineups.
36 minutes ago
Nikola Jokic Headshot

Nikola Jokic (wrist) is expected to be out at least the next three games.

He missed Friday's game with the wrist injury as well, so his owners will be without his services for at least four games altogether. He had put together back-to-back double doubles before the injury and was trending in the right direction after some mismanagement had him off to a slow start, so he needs to be held onto in most leagues. Jusuf Nurkic and Kenneth Faried will see a bump in minutes while Jokic is out.
1 hour ago
Doug McDermott Headshot

Doug McDermott (concussion) will practice with the Bulls D-League team on Monday.

McDermott suffered two concussions last month. He has now been cleared for contact, but will practice with the D-League for a couple of games before he returns to the Bulls. He's slowly trending in the right direction.
1 hour ago
Nikola Mirotic Headshot

Nikola Mirotic is starting for the Bulls on Saturday.

Mirotic is absolutely as inconsistent as they come, but he'll get the start tonight with Dwayne Wade resting. He played huge minutes (37) the last time he started for Wade, and wound up with 15 points and 15 boards. With the likelihood of big minutes, he makes for a terrific, if volatile, DFS option in this one.
1 hour ago
Devin Harris Headshot

Devin Harris (toe) is active for Saturday's game.

He's seen limited action recently while recovering from a sprained right toe. He could see minutes into the upper teens and approach 20 after playing 11 minutes per game in his first two games back, but he's not a fantasy asset regardless.
1 hour ago
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