This was the plan all along for the Nuggets after it was announced that both Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic would be starting in their front court. Faried is a solid source of rebounds and points when in the game and could be the leader of the second unit which will give him decent fantasy value if proven true.
Roberts figures to be the primary backup point guard to Kemba Walker this season but if he is unable to go the Hornets will likely use Raymond Sessions in that role against the Bucks on Wednesday.
With Allen out of the lineup for the season opener the Grizzlies will likely turn to James Ennis to start the season at shooting guard against the Timberwolves. Ennis last season averaged 7.2 points, 1.0 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 three-pointers over 15 minutes per game last season.
With Kaminsky out of the lineup the Hornets will likely use a rotation of Marvin Williams and at times Cody Zeller at power forward on Wednesday against the Bucks with Williams getting the start and Zeller occasionally playing along side center Roy Hibbert who he will also back up.
Zeller did not play in most of the preseason which led to Roy Hibbert taking over as the primary center however with news that Zeller will be active on Wednesday it looks like there will be a time share at the position which will hurt both players fantasy value.
The Mavericks and coach Rick Carlisle were hoping that this would not be a serious injury but it looks to be. The boot will keep him out of the lineup for the next three weeks at least, but more likely that he missed the first month of the season. Harris was not much of a fantasy option when healthy but this will mean that we'll see Seth Curry get more minutes in his absence.
The Raptors center injured his ankle during their last preseason game and it just hasn't felt right yet. This will depend on how he feels on the ankle as we get closer to game-time. If he's out, Pascal Siakam and Jakob Poeltl will get the extra minutes on the court. He averaged just less than eight minutes a game last season for the Raptors.
No one in the media really knows what's going on personally with Montrezl Harrell but he was not at Monday's practice and is officially questionable for Wednesday night's game. The idea this season was for him to split minutes with Nene as the back up for Clint Capela. Harrell should not be owned in any standard leagues.
Daniels should suit up for the opener after missing suffering the knee sprain during the preseason. However, the shooting guard is down on the depth chart and has no fantasy relevance at this point.