FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS Play H2H Salary Cap    FantasyAces Promotion Use Promo Alarm

Donatas Motiejunas (back) is not expected to play on Friday.

Motiejunas has been hot lately, but considering he did not go through shootaround earlier today, don't expect him out on the court against the Timberwolves. Josh Smith and Terrence Jones will likely pick up the minutes that Motiejunas leaves behind at the power forward spot.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Richard Jefferson (back) will not play Friday against the Spurs.

Jefferson is a shell of the player he once was, so don't even consider him an option in any fantasy format whether he plays or not. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Mason Plumlee is in the Nets starting lineup on Friday.

Plumlee is a solid contributor, and if there were ever a time to start him or purchase him in daily leagues, today is the day as he will be in the Nets starting lineup. Don't be surprised if he churns out a double-double on Friday night.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Tim Hardaway Jr. (wrist) will not play Friday against the Celtics.

Hardaway has been garbage this season anyway, so pay no mind to his absence. Get guard production from other areas of the waiver wire. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Mo Williams (knee) will play Friday against the Wizards.

As he has been playing through this knee issue, Williams' shooting percentage has been dreadfully low (23-percent). Considering this, do exactly what the Hornets are doing: play him with caution. Williams is a tealented guard, but be reasonable with your expectations, as he has struggled with his shot while dealing with the injury.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Cody Zeller (shoulder) will not play Friday against the Wizards.

When Zeller is ever healthy, he will likely replace Marvin Williams in the starting lineup. However, this is no indication that he should be regarded as a must own in fantasy leagues, as he holds just about as much fantasy value as wet towel.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Evan Fournier (hip) will not play Friday against the Pistons.

Fournier is nothing special and shouldn't be missed by any fantasy owners that are actually still in the playoffs. Reports are that he will be ready come April Fools Day, but who knows if that's all just a joke. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Mets officials now sound like Daniel Murphy (hamstring) is more likely to open the season on the disabled list.

The Mets have been saying this for some time now, but don't expect more than the alloted 15 days before Murphy is fully healthy because reports were originally saying that he might be ready for opening day. Don't let this news deter you from drafting the smooth hitting second baseman.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Bradley Beal (ankle) remains a game-time decision Friday.

This year for Beal has been a bit of a disappointment, but if he is healthy, he is a must start considering his wealth of talent. Also this year, he is shooting at an impressive 42-percent from downtown, so there is reason to believe that at some point down the stretch his game should all click together.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Kris Humphries (groin) will not play Friday against the Hornets.

Even when Humphries plays, he is not one that should be considered a legitimate fantasy option unless he is in the starting lineup. In that case, Humphries should be considered in daily formats.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Marlins pitching coach Chuck Hernandez said it's probably another month before Jose Fernandez starts facing hitters.

The flamethrowing righty is expected to be back for Miami sometime around June, so it comes as no surprise that Fernandez is not ready for live action just yet. If you draft him, wait until the middle rounds, due to the fact that he will be missing at least two months of the season. Don't be surprised however, if he is incredibly effective once he does make his season debut.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Brad Miller not in the Mariners lineup Friday because of an illness.

Considering Miller committed an atrocious 18 errors in a mere 107 games last season, one would be led to believe that he has the plate presence of Tony Gwynn in order to hold down the Mariners starting shortstop position, however that is not at all the case, as Miller hit a lowly .221, with 10 homers, 36 RBI, and boasted an inexcuseable .288 OBP in 2014. Stay away from him in drafts.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Chad Gaudin underwent an MRI on his biceps on Friday and is awaiting the results.

Gaudin, who has a 4.44 ERA and 1.48 WHIP, was shut down after experiencing tingling in his fingers while warming up yesterday afternoon. Regardless of the health of the 32-year-old middle reliever, Gaudin has no fantasy value. Analysis: Brad Costilo

LATEST FEATURES

Ray's Ramblings: Bats in Spring Training News | FantasyAlarm.com
Ray Flowers

Ray's Ramblings: Bats in Spring Training News

Ray takes a look at the hitters in the news including Betts, Giavotella, Morse, Pederson, Peterson, Polanco and Reddick.

NBA DFS Playbook - March 27th | FantasyAlarm.com
Mark Kaplan

NBA DFS Playbook - March 27th

Mark Kaplan breaks down the best NBA DFS plays for Friday March 27, 2015. Use this to play daily fantasy basketball tonight and win.

Ray's Ramblings: Arms in Spring Training News | FantasyAlarm.com
Ray Flowers

Ray's Ramblings: Arms in Spring Training News

Ray Flowers looks at arms in the news like Clippard, Gausman, Rodon, Salazar, Sale and Tanaka in this Spring Training piece.

The Natural: Playing Home Run Derby | FantasyAlarm.com
Rick Wolf

The Natural: Playing Home Run Derby

Rick Wolf gives you the strategy plus the ultimate cheat sheet that helped him win RotoDerby last year and will help you win in 2015.

Kicking Rocks: Changing the Rules | FantasyAlarm.com
Howard Bender

Kicking Rocks: Changing the Rules

Howard Bender lays down the law for commissioners and those who continuously propose a change in the league rules at this time of the year.

2015 MLB Draft Guide Sampler: Winning High Stakes Leagues | FantasyAlarm.com
Jeff Mans

2015 MLB Draft Guide Sampler: Winning High Stakes Leagues

A sample article for the Fantasy Alarm Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide written by Ray Flowers & the staff at Fantasy Alarm and is on sale now nationwide

Fantasy Alarm Podcast: 2015 MLB Positional Previews | FantasyAlarm.com
Howard Bender

Fantasy Alarm Podcast: 2015 MLB Positional Previews

Howard Bender and Michael A. Stein preview each position for the 2015 fantasy baseball season with suggestions on who to draft and who to leave out

Kris Bryant - The Best There Ever Was At This Game | FantasyAlarm.com
Ray Flowers

Kris Bryant - The Best There Ever Was At This Game

Kris Bryant is the best youngster in baseball history. Just ask anyone.

AL-only: Show Up Late But Still Rock It | FantasyAlarm.com
Ray Flowers

AL-only: Show Up Late But Still Rock It

Everyone does mock drafts for mixed leagues, but what about those of you in

Working A Shallow Mixed League Draft | FantasyAlarm.com
Ray Flowers

Working A Shallow Mixed League Draft

So many folks are doing shallow drafts these days I thought I would jump into the mix and share the results of that effort.