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DeAndre Bembry (wrist) is available for Hawks on Saturday

Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre Bembry (wrist) is available on Saturday night as the Hawks play the Boston Celtics.

What It Means:

There is no guarantee that Bembry sees minutes tonight, but if he does, Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer says it will be in "short bursts." He likely won't see enough minutes to throw the Hawks' rotations out of whack too much on Saturday, but he could push for more minutes on the wing once he gets back up to speed.

Our models project Bembry for 13.3 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,600.

Utah's Ricky Rubio (Achilles) will start on Saturday

Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (Achilles) is playing and in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Orlando Magic.

What It Means:

Rubio is expected to play 25 minutes after missing Friday's contest. He's been really struggling of late and the hope is that he returns refreshed. For the rest of the team, that means a little less usage for Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles. Raul Neto would be limited to less than the 20 minutes he saw last night, too.

Rubio costs $7,000 and carries a total projected output of 31.4 FanDuel points, although he could fall short of that if his minutes are restricted.

D.J. Augustin (hamstring) will return for Magic on Saturday

Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin will be available to play on Saturday against the Utah Jazz.

What It Means:

Augustin has missed seven games with the injury, so there is a chance the Magic bring him along slowly in his return. That being said, his presence diminishes the value of Shelvin Mack, and could cut into Elfrid Payton's minutes some as well.

Our models project Augustin for 16.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,700 against the Utah Jazz.

Hornets' Kemba Walker (wrist) will play on Saturday

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (left wrist sprain) will play in Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

What It Means:

After being downgraded to questionable earlier in the day, Walker is good to go on Saturday night. He's coming off a huge performance on Friday in which he scored a season-high 47 points against the Chicago Bulls.

numberFire projects Walker for 37.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,900 against the Clippers.

Rams' Gerald Everett not expected to be big factor against Vikings

Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett is projected for just 1.1 receptions, 18.1 yards and 0.18 touchdowns on 1.9 targets in a Week 11 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

What It Means:

As the Rams rotate between he and Tyler Higbee, our numbers like Higbee as the better fantasy option this week. Over his last five games, Everett hasn't managed more than one catch and 44 yards. Last week, he was held without a catch against the Houston Texans.

Against a Vikings team allowing just 9.2 FanDuel points per game to the tight end position, Everett's projected 3.5 FD points probably aren't worth a look with so many other tight end options out there.

Seahawks remove Eddie Lacy from Week 11 injury report

Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy (groin) has been removed from the Week 11 injury report.

What It Means:

Lacy could return to a heavier workload in Week 11, but Thomas Rawls should also have a third down role, and could get some carries on earlier downs to spell Lacy. However, Rawls will likely see fewer touches than he did in Week 10.

Our models project Lacy for 4.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,300 against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.

Browns' David Njoku projected for more production in Week 11

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku is projected for 2.3 catches, 22.9 yards and 0.07 touchdowns on 4.7 targets this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

What It Means:

Last week, the rookie managed just a single catch and three yards on six targets. This week, he faces a tall task in the Jaguars' pass defense, but he could be the beneficiary of the Browns' outside receivers being blanketed by Jalen Ramsey and company.

At a price of $4,500, Njoku's projected 4.0 FanDuel points rank just 27th of all tight ends on this week's slate of games.

Denver's Mason Plumlee (core) is probable to play on Sunday

Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee (core) is probable to play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

What It Means:

Plumlee was questionable earlier in the day, but is now expected to play on Sunday. He played 19 minutes on Friday, putting up 6 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists.

numberFire projects Plumlee for 17.0 FanDuel points on Sunday against the Lakers.

Chiefs' Harrison Butker projected as fourth-best kicker in Week 11

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker is projected for 3.0 extra-points and 1.68 field goals on the road against the New York Giants.

What It Means:

Through a half-dozen games, Butker has yet to miss an extra-point and has only one missed field goal in 20 attempts. Two of his makes have come from 50-plus yards so far this season.

Averaging 13.5 FanDuel points per game, Butker's projected 8.8 FD points make him the number-four option at the position this week. He comes in at $5,100 versus the Giants.

Falcons' Devonta Freeman has not been cleared for Week 11

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks.

What It Means:

Freeman missed the entire week of practice, so it's not surprising to see him ruled out this week. Tevin Coleman will take on a larger role running the football, and he'll be a popular DFS target this week.

Our models project Coleman for 13.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $5,900 against Seattle.

Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert (knee) to miss 5-7 days

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will miss 5-to-7 days as he undergoes treatment and rehabilitation for a left knee effusion.

What It Means:

During last night's game, Shumpert experienced soreness in his left knee. He did not return following halftime as additional tests confirmed the fluid-related issue. His status will be updated as he goes through his rehab process. As for his replacements, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Korver will likely see more minutes and starts with Derrick Rose (ankle) out two more weeks.

With Rose out, Shumpert has been getting the start and playing 26 minutes per game in 6 starts. He is averaging 12.1 FanDuel points a game and is projected to play 801 minutes over the remainder of the season.

Eagles' Jake Elliott projected as top-3 kicking option in Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is projected to hit 3.36-of-3.4 extra-point attempts and 1.6-of-1.72 field goal attempts on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

What It Means:

Since being signed by Philadelphia following the season-ending injury to Caleb Sturgis (quad), the 22-year-old has connected on 24-of-27 extra-points and 17-of-20 field goals in eight games. His 24 extra-points rank fourth in the league among all kickers.

At $5,100, Elliott is tied for the second-most expensive price tag at his position. His projected 8.9 FanDuel points, however, make him the third overall option on this week's Sunday night slates.

Ravens' Terrell Suggs: Justin Tucker best kicker in the league

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said, "We've got the best kicker in the league" when speaking about teammate and kicker Justin Tucker.

What It Means:

"There's no doubt about it," Suggs added in an ESPN piece on Tucker and his journey to becoming an All-Pro NFL kicker. Since entering the league in 2012, there has been little doubt about Tucker's standing as one of -- if not the best -- the best kicker's in the league. Tucker's 185 field goals are the most of any kicker since 2012. Among those to make at least 100 in that span, his 89.4% conversion rate is second-best to only Dan Bailey.

For this week's matchup against the Green Bay Packers, Tucker is projected to be the second-best kicker option, with 9.0 FanDuel points on 2.3 extra-points and 1.9 field goals. He costs $4,900 on the Week 11 slate.

Source: ESPN

Buccaneers' Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring) ruled out for Week 11

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves will not play Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins.

What It Means:

Hargreaves left last week's game with a hamstring injury and will miss his first career game as a result. For the most part, the second-year player has struggled and didn't start prior to being injured. In his absence, Ryan Smith will take on a bigger role for the Tampa Bay defense.

For a Tampa Bay defense sitting 24th in our rankings against the pass, Hargreaves has managed 39 tackles, and 5 passes defensed. He's projected for 31.4 tackles, 3.6 passes defensed and 0.7 interceptions over the rest of the 2017 season.

Source: Rotoworld

Dolphins waive Rey Maualuga after overnight arrest

Miami Dolphins linebacker Rey Maualuga is being waived in the aftermath of an overnight arrest in Miami.

What It Means:

Maualuga was arrested for an overnight battery. He had played six games after missing the first part of the season with conditioning issues. He has pretty much started for Miami, but he'll now become a free agent with a pending disciplinary issue to deal with. Mike Hull should be the one to step in for him at linebacker.

In 6 games, Maualuga had made 18 tackles. He was projected to add 11 more tackles over the rest of the season.

Hawks' Isaiah Taylor (eye) to be out 1-2 weeks with retinal tear

Atlanta Hawks point guard Isaiah Taylor has been diagnosed with a retina tear and will be out 1-to-weeks, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Michael Cunningham.

What It Means:

Taylor was poked in the eye on Friday in practice. For the backup point guard, it's a rough break, but while he's out Malcolm Delaney will be the Hawks' sole backup point guard unless they pull up Josh Magette. Either way there's a chance that Dennis Schroder also plays a few more minutes per game.

Over 13 games, Taylor has averaged 6.2 points, 2.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds across 16.1 minutes per game.

Bulls' David Nwaba (ankle) ruled out for Sunday's game

Chicago Bulls guard/forward David Nwaba will not play Sunday against the Phoenix Suns.

What It Means:

Per CBS Chicago's Cody Westerlund, Nwaba did not practice on Saturday, which means that he'll sit out Sunday's game. He will have missed six straight games after spraining his ankle on November 4th. He should still be nearing a return soon, but it's possible that this setback affects his timeline in a negative way. Denzel Valentine and Paul Zipser will remain at small forward until he comes back.

Through 8 games, Nwaba is averaging 19 FanDuel points and 21 minutes per game in his first year with Chicago.

Wizards' John Wall (knee) questionable to play Sunday against Toronto

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is questionable to play against the Toronto Raptors, according to TSN Sports' Josh Lewenberg.

What It Means:

Wall is dealing with a knee issue, which is partially why he played like "butt" on Friday. He did have surgery on both knees last summer, so this is something to watch. In the event that he sits in Toronto, Tim Frazier would start with Bradley Beal serving as the team's primary playmaker from the two-spot.

Projected to play 36.5 minutes, our models have Wall pegged for 44.2 FanDuel points if he's able to take the floor on Sunday.

76ers' Jerryd Bayless (wrist) ruled out against Warriors

Philadelphia 76ers guard Jerryd Bayless has been ruled out for Saturday's home game against the Golden State Warriors.

What It Means:

Per Kyle Neubeck of The Philly Voice, Bayless is not only out tonight but he's also questionable for Monday's game against the Utah Jazz. He is nearing a return, but tonight will make it six straight absences for the 29-year-old. T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu will continue to fill in at the off-guard spot while Bayless makes his way back.

Through 9 games and 7 starts, Bayless has averaged 31.1 minutes and 19.0 FanDuel points per game this season. He's projected for 22.9 FD points if he's able to suit up against the Jazz Monday night.

Ed Davis (ankle) is questionable to play Saturday in Portland

Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis (ankle) is questionable to play against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

What It Means:

Davis hurt his ankle early on Friday night, but he still played through the injury and ended up playing 22 minutes. However, if he is unable to play tonight, look for Caleb Swangian and Noah Vonleh to pick up some extra minutes.

If he does play, our models project Davis for 17.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,700 against the Kings.

Rockets' Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) listed as questionable on Saturday

Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute is listed in Saturday's game notes as questionable against the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

The Rockets aren't participating in a shootaround on Saturday so Mbah a Moute's status won't be known until closer to game time. He missed the team's last game and P.J. Tucker played 33 minutes in his absence. He's likely to do the same if Mbah a Moute missed a second straight game for Houston.

Our models like Mbah a Moute to tally 17.5 FanDuel points in 28.3 minutes if he's able to play tonight in Memphis.


Bucks' Mirza Teletovic (knee) won't play against Mavericks

Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic will not play against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Matt Velazquez.

What It Means:

Teletovic isn't with the team as he nurses a knee injury. He was expected to miss some extended time and will be missing his fifth straight game tonight. Khris Middleton will continue to play big minutes as DeAndre Liggins makes his way into the back end of the Milwaukee forward rotation.

Prior to being ruled out, Teletovic was projected for just 1.9 FanDuel points and 2.5 minutes. He is averaging 12.2 FD points per game so far this season.

Kings' Vince Carter (illness) won't play Saturday night

Sacramento Kings guard/forward Vince Carter won't play in Saturday's game, reports Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.

What It Means:

Carter has been having issues with kidney stones, which have sidelined him for six games now. With him out, Buddy Hield and Garrett Temple have benefited. But Hield (ankle) is out on Saturday so Bogdan Bogdanovic and Justin Jackson should see more minutes on the wing.

In 9 games, the 40-year-old Carter has averaged 6.2 FanDuel points and 12 minutes per game so far in 2017.

Jazz' Thabo Sefolosha (knee) questionable Saturday against Orlando

Utah Jazz guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha remains questionable for Saturday's game, according to the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones.

What It Means:

Sefolosha's been dealing with some right knee soreness and missed last night's game as a result. If he's out again, the Jazz will be a little thinner and would need to get minutes out of Royce O'Neale as Rodney Hood spends some time at small forward.

Sefolosha is averaging 21.3 minutes, 7.5 points and 18.1 FanDuel points per game through 15 games this season.

Utah's Ricky Rubio (Achilles) probable to play on Saturday

Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio is probable for tonight's road game against the Orlando Magic, reports the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones.

What It Means:

Rubio sat out Friday night's game with Achilles soreness. He's been really struggling of late and the hope is that he returns refreshed. For the rest of the team, that means a little less usage for Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles. Raul Neto would be limited to less than the 20 minutes he saw last night, too.

Over 33.9 projected minutes, Rubio is in line to put up 12.2 points, 7.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds against the Magic. He costs $7,000 and carries a total projected output of 31.4 FanDuel points into tonight's slate of games.

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