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Toronto's OG Anunoby (face) will not return on Monday

Toronto Raptors small forward OG Anunoby (face) is ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

What It Means:

Anunoby will not return after exiting Monday's game in the first quarter.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson should see more minutes against the Clippers.

Alec Burks playing with Golden State's second unit on Monday

Golden State Warriors guard Alec Burks is not starting in Monday's matchup against the Utah Jazz.

What It Means:

Burks will come off the bench with Draymond Green starting against the Jazz.

In a role with the second unit, our models project Burks for 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.

Golden State's Draymond Green starting on Monday, Alec Burks to the bench

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is starting in Monday's matchup against the Utah Jazz.

What It Means:

Green will return to the starting lineup after missing time with a left index finger injury. In his usual role with the first unit, our models project Green to play 28.9 minutes.

Green's projection against Utah includes 8.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.0 assists.

Update: San Francisco's Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) will not return on Monday

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) is ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

What It Means:

Sanders is ruled out after heading into the locker room with a ribs injury.

Expect Deebo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne to play more snaps at receiver.

Houston's Danuel House (back) will not return on Monday

Houston Rockets forward Danuel House (back) will not play in the second half of Monday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

What It Means:

House will not return after suffering a lower back contusion. Eric Gordon should see more minutes on Monday and if House were to miss more time.

Before exiting Monday's game, House produced two points, one rebound, and one steal.

Sacramento's De'Aaron Fox (ankle) expected to miss 3-4 weeks

Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain.

What It Means:

Fox will miss at least three weeks after suffering an ankle sprain during Monday's practice. Bogdan Bogdanovic should see a boost in usage whether he starts or comes off the bench.

In nine games this season, Fox is averaging 18.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists.

Source: James Ham

Portland's Rodney Hood (back) probable for Tuesday's game against Sacramento

Portland Trail Blazers guard / forward Rodney Hood (back) is probable for Tuesday's matchup against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Hood is likely to return after missing one game with back spasms. In his usual role with the first unit, our models project Hood to play 28.0 minutes.

Hood's projection against the Kings includes 12.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.

Rams' Brandin Cooks (concussion) will not play in Week 11's game against Chicago

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (concussion) is ruled out for Week 11's matchup against the Chicago Bears.

What It Means:

Cooks will not play against the Bears despite receiving clearance to practice in a limited fashion. Josh Reynolds should see more snaps at receiver in Week 11.

Reynolds' projection against the Bears includes 3.1 receptions for 39.7 yards.

Source: J.B. Long

Boston's Gordon Hayward (hand) expected to miss 'approximately 6 weeks'

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (hand) is expected to miss six weeks after surgery was performed on Monday.

What It Means:

Hayward is expected to return in late December if his timeline remains around six weeks. Marcus Smart should see a bigger role while Hayward is sidelined.

In eight games this season, Hayward is averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists.

Atlanta's Austin Hooper (knee) diagnosed with MCL sprain

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper (knee) will seek a second opinion to determine how long he will be out.

What It Means:

Hooper is likely to miss time after his MRI revealed a sprained MCL.

Expect an update this week on a possible return date but for now Luke Stocker should be in line for more snaps at tight end.

Saquon Barkley 'feeling much better' for Giants after career-worst outing

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is "feeling much better" following a career-worst outing in Sunday's 34-27, Week 10 loss to the New York Jets, per head coach Pat Shurmur.

What It Means:

Shurmur said Barkley was "banged up" after managing just 1 rushing yard on 13 carries, but the second-year back is now "fine" after undergoing an X-ray. He's been held under 75 rushing yards in all four games since returning from an ankle injury. The Giants are on bye in Week 11, so Barkley has some time to rest up.

Barkley scored a season-low 5.6 FanDuel points in Week 10 and is averaging 14.4 FanDuel points per game. He has 402 rushing yards (4.0 per carry), 33 receptions (46 targets), 258 receiving yards, and 3 touchdowns in seven games this season.

New Orleans' Josh Hart starting for inactive Brandon Ingram (knee) on Monday

New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart is starting in Monday's matchup against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Hart will receive the start against the Rockets with Brandon Ingram sidelined with a sore right knee.

In a role with the first unit, our models project Hart to play 22.4 minutes.

Pelicans' Brandon Ingram (knee) ruled out on Monday

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram (knee) will not play in Monday's matchup against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Ingram is inactive against the Rockets after experiencing soreness in his right knee. Josh Hart will replace Ingram's spot in Monday's starting lineup.

Hart's FanDuel price on Monday is $5,400. Our models project the Pelicans' guard to score 17.3 FanDuel points.

Boston's Marcus Smart starting for inactive Gordon Hayward on Monday

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is starting in Monday's matchup against the Dallas Mavericks.

What It Means:

Smart will start against the Mavericks with Gordon Hayward sidelined with a fractured left hand. In a role with the first unit, our models project the Boston guard to play 24.8 minutes.

Smart's projection includes 9.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.8 assists.

Kristaps Porzingis starting for Mavericks on Monday, Boban Marjanovic back to bench

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis is starting on Monday versus the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

Porzingis was rested on Saturday in the second half of a back-to-back set. Boban Marjanvoic is returning to the bench on Monday.

numberFire's models expect KP to score 36.2 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $8,300.

Todd Gurley's light Week 10 workload due to Rams' backfield 'rotation'

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley's limited workload in Sunday's 17-12, Week 10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers wasn't intentional, head coach Sean McVay said.

What It Means:

Gurley rushed 12 times for 73 yards on Sunday and failed to reel in any of his 4 targets. Despite averaging over 4.4 yards per carry and rushing for over 70 yards for the first time since Week 1, he didn't touch the ball at all in the fourth quarter. Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson combined for 9 carries while occasionally rotating in for Gurley. He's now seen 12 or fewer touches in back-to-back games and hasn't logged 20 touches in any game this season. The Rams will host the Chicago Bears in Week 11.

Gurley scored 7.3 FanDuel points in Week 10 and is averaging 12.3 FanDuel points per game. He has 428 rushing yards (4.1 per carry), 81 receiving yards, 15 receptions (28 targets), and 7 touchdowns in eight games.

Boban Marjanovic playing with Mavericks' second unit on Monday

Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic is not starting in Monday's lineup against the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

Marjanovic will come off the bench with Kristaps Porzingis starting against the Celtics. In a role with the second unit, our models project the Dallas center to play 9.0 minutes.

Marjanovic's Monday projection includes 4.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 0.6 assists.

San Francisco's George Kittle (knee, ankle) inactive for Monday night's matchup against Seattle

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee, ankle) will not play in Week 10's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

What It Means:

Kittle is inactive for Monday's matchup against the Seahawks after suffering knee and ankle injuries. Ross Dwelley and Garrett Celek should see more snaps at tight end.

Dwelley's projection against Seattle includes 2.6 receptions for 28.6 yards.

Ja Morant back in Grizzlies' lineup Monday night

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant is starting on Monday versus the San Antonio Spurs.

What It Means:

Morant is back in action after sitting out Saturday in the second half of a back-to-back set. Tyus Jones is returning to the second unit.

numberFire's models expect Morant to score 31.6 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $7,600.

Tyus Jones returning to Grizzlies' second unit Monday

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Tyus Jones is available off the bench Monday against the San Antonio Spurs.

What It Means:

Ja Morant is back in the starting lineup after Jones filled in Saturday in the second half of a back-to-back set. He's averaging 7.6 points, 4.8 assists, and 1.4 steals in eight games off the bench.

numberFire's models expect Jones to score 15.0 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $4,500.

Seattle's Josh Gordon available on Monday night

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Josh Gordon is active for Week 10's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

What It Means:

Gordon is available on Monday night after practicing with the team last week.

In his first game as a Seahawk, our models project Gordon to haul in 2.2 receptions for 31.5 yards.

Steven Adams (knee) questionable for Thunder on Tuesday

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (left knee contusion) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Indiana Pacers.

What It Means:

Adams was held out of Sunday's game for precautionary reasons, according to Thunder head coach Billy Donovan. Nerlens Noel drew the start in Adams' place.

Adams is averaging 25.7 FanDuel points in seven games this season. numberFire's models project him for 16.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game over the rest of the season.

Bruce Brown moving to Detroit's bench Monday

Detroit Pistons shooting guard Bruce Brown is available off the bench Monday versus the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

Derrick Rose (hamstring) is replacing Brown in the first unit following four straight starts. Tim Frazier (shoulder) is also back, so Brown's minutes are likely going to take a hit.

numberFire's models expect Brown to score 15.4 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $5,700.

Josh Okogie replacing Jarrett Culver in Timberwolves' lineup Monday versus Pistons

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Josh Okogie is starting on Monday versus the Detroit Pistons.

What It Means:

Okogie is replacing Jarrett Culver in the starting lineup. He will be joined by Andrew Wiggins, Treveon Graham, Robert Covington, and Karl-Anthony Towns. Okogie scored 7 points with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 3-pointer last Wednesday in his only other start this season.

numberFire's models expect Okogie to score 23.8 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $4,000.

Jarrett Culver coming off Timberwolves' bench Monday

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jarrett Culver is available off the bench on Monday versus the Detroit Pistons.

What It Means:

Josh Okogie is taking Culver's place in the starting lineup. Jeff Teague (illness) and Shabazz Napier (hamstring) are both still out, so Culver should still see a sizable role off the bench.

numberFire's models expect Culver to score 22.4 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $3,800.

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