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Milos Teodosic (foot) will start Monday for Clippers after missing 22 games

Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic will start at point guard in Monday's game versus the Toronto Raptors, after recovering from plantar fascia injury in his left foot.

What It Means:

Teodosic recently completed a rehab stint in the G-League and is set to make his first appearance for the Clippers since late October.

numberFire's models project Teodosic for 9.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists, totaling 20.4 FanDuel points in 25.4 minutes.

Clippers' Danilo Gallinari (glute) will not play on Monday

Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (glute) will not play on Monday night.

What It Means:

Gallinari re-injured his glute on a hard fall to the floor on Saturday. The forward missed 13 games this season with the same injury and was only able to play 2 games before suffering a setback. He is expected to be out the next couple of games.

Gallinari has averaged 23.8 FanDuel points in 11 games played this season.

Draymond Green (shoulder) will not play for Warriors on Monday

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is out for Monday's game versus the Portland Trail Blazers, due to shoulder soreness.

What It Means:

Green was listed as probable earlier in the day with a sore right shoulder, but will not suit up for this game. It's not a serious injury and is unlikely to force him to miss any further time.

numberFire's models project Green to average 12.1 points, 3.9 points and 1.8 assists in 31.5 minutes per game over the remainder of the season.

Patrick McCaw (nose) will play Monday night for Golden State

Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw (nose) will be available to play on Monday night.

What It Means:

McCaw has missed the last two games after exiting last Monday's game after just 4 minutes played. He will be good to go on Monday and will see plenty of minutes with Stephen Curry out of action for Golden State.

Our models project McCaw for 18.2 FanDuel points in 25.8 minutes on Monday.

Dante Cunningham (knee) a last minute scratch on Monday for New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham (knee) was a last-minute scratch on Monday night.

What It Means:

Cunningham was scheduled to start in place of Anthony Davis but was replaced in the starting five with Darius Miller and was subsequently ruled out.

Cunningham has averaged 13.8 FanDuel points per game this season.

Alex Abrines will remain in Thunder starting lineup on Monday

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Alex Abrines will remain in the starting lineup on Monday night.

What It Means:

Abrines was starting the last two games with Paul George out of action. On Monday, George is back in action, but Andre Roberson is sitting, leaving Abrines in the starting five for the third consecutive game. He averaged 12.5 points and 3.0 rebounds for 22.1 FanDuel points in 34.1 minutes in the 2 games.

Our models projected Abrines for 13.2 FanDuel points in 24.4 minutes on Tuesday before the starting lineup was announced.

Pelicans' Dante Cunningham will start on Monday in place of Anthony Davis

New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham will start on Monday night versus the Houston Rockets in place of Anthony Davis.

What It Means:

Cunningham will be making his 20th start of the season as he just recently was moved to the second-unit with the addition of Rajon Rondo to the starting five and he had filled in before when Davis was out. The veteran forward is averaging 23.0 minutes per game this season.

Our models projected Cunningham for 13.9 FanDuel points in 22.6 minutes before the new starting assignment was announced.

Pelicans' Anthony Davis (left adductor) will not play on Monday

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been ruled out of Monday's game versus the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Davis had been ruled a game time decision earlier in the day, but he was ruled out after undergoing warmups. Dante Cunningham will draw the start in his place.

numberFire's models project Davis to average 24.4 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 36.2 minutes per game over the remainder of the season.

Celtics' Al Horford (knee) says he's playing on Monday night

Boston Celtics center Al Horford (knee) will play on Monday against the Chicago Bulls.

What It Means:

Horford got through warmups without issue, so he's good to go for tonight. He'll play a bigger role on offense with Kyrie Irving out on Monday.

numberFire's models project Horford for 34.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,500.

Marcus Morris (knee) out indefinitely for Boston

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (knee) is expected to miss extended time as he deals with renewed soreness in his knee, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.

What It Means:

Morris has missed 3 of the last 4 games as he deals with the knee injury. He is expected to sit out a while as he figures out what is causing the nagging left knee soreness and what the steps to take to remedy it. Aron Baynes will continue to see the bulk of the starts in his absence.

Morris was averaging 12.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 21.3 FanDuel points in 24.2 minutes per game this season.

Chandler Parsons (rest) active for Grizzlies on Monday

Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (rest) will play Monday against the Miami Heat.

What It Means:

Parsons was given Saturday off on the second end of a back-to-back, but he's good to go tonight as Memphis hosts Miami. The Grizzlies will stick with the same starting five of Tyreke Evans, Andrew Harrison, Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green, and Marc Gasol.

numberFire's models project Parsons to score 17.3 FanDuel points at a cost of $4,200 versus the Heat.

Jeremy Lamb enters Hornets' starting lineup versus Thunder as Nicolas Batum (elbow) sits out

Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Jeremy Lamb is starting on Monday against the Oklahoma City Thunder in place of Nicolas Batum (elbow).

What It Means:

Lamb may wind up sticking around in the first unit after tonight, as Batum is potentially facing a multi-game absence. In 13 previous starts this season, Lamb averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.7 3-pointers, 0.8 steals and 1.8 turnovers per game.

numberFire's models project Lamb to score 32.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,000 on Monday, making him an attractive option in DFS formats.

Al Horford (knee) is a game time decision Monday for Celtics

Boston Celtics center Al Horford (knee) is currently warming up with the hopes of playing, but he is officially a game time decision.

What It Means:

It's unclear when this knee issue cropped up for Horford, but if he is warming up, it's not that serious. If Horford were to miss Monday, Aron Baynes would turn into a nice value play against the Bulls.

If Horford plays, our models project him for 34.1 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,500.

Marcus Smart starting for Celtics in place of Kyrie Irving (quad) on Monday

Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart is taking Kyrie Irving's (left quad contusion) place in the starting lineup against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

What It Means:

Despite a dud in his last start, Smart is averaging 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 3.8 3-pointers, 1.8 steals, and 3.0 turnovers across four turns with the Celtics' first unit this season. If Al Horford (knee, game-time decision) joins Kyrie on the bench, Smart could wind up being busy on offense tonight for Boston.

numberFire's models project Smart to score 28.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,600 versus the Bulls.

Robert Covington (back) upgraded to questionable for 76ers on Tuesday

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (lower back contusion) has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

What It Means:

It looked like Covington was headed towards a second consecutive absence on Tuesday, but he's now day-to-day with a chance to play after X-rays and a CT scan came back negative. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot managed just 4 points in 24 minutes while taking Covington's spot in the first unit on Sunday.

Covington is averaging 31.0 FanDuel points per game this season. Over the remainder of the year, numberFire's models project him to record 14.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.3 3-pointers, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.9 turnovers per game.

Rockets confirm that James Harden (calf, probable) will play on Monday

Houston Rockets guard James Harden (calf) will suit up against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

What It Means:

This was to be expected, as Harden was listed as probable with a bruised calf, but it's nice to get official confirmation from head coach Mike D'Antoni. Look for Harden to play his usual role in this one.

numberFire's models project Harden for for 53.5 FanDuel points in 35.7 minutes of action tonight.

Andre Roberson (ankle) will not play for Thunder on Monday

Oklahoma City Thunder guard/forward Andre Roberson will sit out Monday's game versus the Charlotte Hornets, due to a left ankle sprain.

What It Means:

Roberson was questionable coming into Monday night and has now officially been ruled out. Paul George will suit up against the Hornets after missing the past two games with a calf injury.

numberFire's models project Roberson to average 6.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 26.9 minutes per game over the remainder of the season.

Nikola Mirotic will start in place of Lauri Markkanen on Monday in Chicago

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic will start on Monday with Lauri Markkanen (back) sitting out against the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

Mirotic will return to the starting lineup, and Bobby Portis will likely see some more minutes too. Considering the dynamic between him and Mirotic, tonight should be interesting in Chicago.

Our models project Mirotic for 15.9 FanDuel points at a price tag of $4,500

Paul George (calf) returns to starting lineup for Thunder on Monday after two-game absence

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (calf) will start on Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets.

What It Means:

George missed the past two games with a right calf contusion but is back in action tonight at home versus the Hornets. Andre Roberson (ankle) is out, so PG may pick up a few extra minutes on the wing.

numberFire's models project George to score 37.2 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,800 on Monday.

Lauri Markkanen (back) will not play on Monday, Nikola Mirotic will start for Chicago

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (back) will not play on Monday night against the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

Markkanen has had back issues since the preseason but tonight's injury is considered to be minor. Nikola Mirotic will make his first start of the season in the rookie's place on Monday.

Markkanen has averaged 28.4 FanDuel points per game this season.

George Hill (personal) practices Monday for Kings

Sacramento Kings guard George Hill (personal) was a full participant during Monday's practice.

What It Means:

Hill missed the Kings' Sunday game, but returning to practice is usually a good sign of his return. De'Aaron Fox, Frank Mason, and Buddy Hield will take a slight step back if Hill is back in the lineup.

If Hill plays Tuesday, our models project him for 22.5 FanDuel points against the Phoenix Suns.

Source: James Ham

Kings' Willie Cauley-Stein (back) to be a game-time decision on Tuesday

Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (back) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's meeting with the Phoenix Suns.

What It Means:

Back soreness has sidelined Cauley-Stein for three straight games, but he got in a bit of work at practice on Monday, and even if he's not back on the court tomorrow, his return should come some time this week. Look for JaKarr Sampson to see a drop in minutes with Cauley-Stein back.

Accounting for his return, numberFire's models project Cauley-Stein for 12.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 26.5 minutes of action on Tuesday.

Hornets' Cody Zeller (knee) undergoing surgery and is expected to miss six weeks

Charlotte Hornets center/forward Cody Zeller is undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and will likely be out six weeks.

What It Means:

Frank Kaminsky could see a boost in minutes while Zeller is out, and Marvin Williams may benefit as well.

Zeller has appeared in 19 games and is averaging 7.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game.

Mike Muscala (ankle) to remain out for Atlanta on Tuesday night

Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala (ankle) will miss his 18th consecutive game on Tuesday night.

What It Means:

Muscala hasn't played since November 3 and doesn't appear to be close to returning. The forward still has not practiced with the team but is remains day-to-day with an ankle injury, according to the Hawks.

Muscala averaged 6.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 14.9 FanDuel points in 22.4 minutes per game this season.

Danny Green (groin) listed as probable for Tuesday night for the Spurs

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (groin) is considered probable to play on Tuesday night by the team.

What It Means:

Green sat out on Saturday with a groin injury but practiced on Monday and is expected to play Tuesday night versus the Dallas Mavericks. With Kawhi Leonard expected to play as well, Brandon Paul and Bryn Forbes will see their minutes be limited on Tuesday.

Our models project Green for 19.2 FanDuel points in 26.5 minutes against Dallas.

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