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Caleb Swanigan is coming off the bench on Saturday for Portland

Portland Trail Blazers forward Caleb Swanigan is coming off the bench on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Swanigan heads back to the bench after starting the last three games. Noah Vonleh is taking is spot in the starting lineup.

numberFire projects Swanigan for 10.6 FanDuel points, although this latest news could lead him to fall out of the rotation.

Noah Vonleh is starting over Caleb Swanigan for Portland on Saturday

Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Vonleh is getting the nod at power forward over Caleb Swanigan on Saturday. Swanigan had started the previous three games.

numberFire projects Vonleh for 13.1 FanDuel points, but he could outperform that if he gets a boost in minutes as a starter.

Memphis' Brandan Wright (groin) will not return on Saturday

Memphis Grizzlies center/forward Brandan Wright (groin) is out for the rest of Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Wright was forced out of the game in the second quarter, and was eventually ruled out with a right groin injury at halftime.

Prior to the injury, Wright had 1 point, 2 rebounds, and 1 block in 7 minutes.

Jeremy Lamb (hamstring) will not return to Saturday's game

Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Jeremy Lamb (hamstring) is out for the rest of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers

What It Means:

Lamb went to the locker room, and has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a strained hamstring.

Prior to the injury, Lamb had 17 points and 4 rebounds in 22 minutes of action.

Portland's Ed Davis (ankle) says he will play on Saturday

Portland Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis (ankle) says he will play on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings.

What It Means:

Davis hurt his ankle early on Friday night, but he still played through the injury and ended up playing 22 minutes. He's good to go against the Kings tonight.

numberFire's models project Davis for 17.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,700 against the Kings.

Clippers' Patrick Beverley (knee) is out again on Saturday

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (knee) will not play against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.

What It Means:

As expected, Beverley will missed his fifth straight game. Lou Williams, Sindarius Thornwell and Jawun Evans will continue to see a boost in minutes.

Beverley is averaging 26.3 FanDuel points a game this season.

Utah's Thabo Sefolosha (knee) is available off the bench on Saturday

Utah Jazz forward guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha (knee) is active for Saturday's game against the Orlando Magic.

What It Means:

Sefolosha is available for Saturday's game and will come off the bench. Jonas Jerebko is once again in the starting lineup.

Sefolosha is averaging 18.1 FanDuel points a game this season.

Source: Tony Jones

Atlanta's Luke Babbitt (back) will start on Saturday

Atlanta Hawks forward Luke Babbitt (back) is starting against the Boston Celtics on Saturday.

What It Means:

Babbitt made it through warmups without any setbacks, so he's good to go against the Celtics.

numberFire projects Babbitt for 6.9 FanDuel points on Saturday.

Source: Mike Conti

Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) will play Saturday for Rockets, could be limited

Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute (illness) is available to play on Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

What It Means:

Mbah a Moute missed the Rockets' blowout of the Suns with an illness, and Mike D'Antoni mentioned in his pregame interview that Mbah a Moute could be limited coming off an illness. Either way, P.J. Tucker will likely see less minutes tonight off the bench with Mbah a Moute available.

Our models project Mbah a Moute for 17.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,900.

Grizzlies' James Ennis will come off the bench on Saturday

Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward James Ennis is being replaced by Chandler Parsons in the starting lineup on Saturday.

What It Means:

With Ennis coming off the bench against the Houston Rockets, he could see a downtick in minutes. He only played 17 minutes in his last game.

numberFire projects Ennis for 14.5 FanDuel points on Saturday.

Chandler Parsons gets start for Grizzlies on Saturday as James Ennis heads to the bench

Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons will start on Saturday against the Houston Rockets.

What It Means:

Memphis has been bringing Parsons along slowly to start the season, but he has seen his minutes ramp up lately and he is finally getting a start. With Mike Conley (Achilles) out for the next few weeks, Parsons could see increased shot attempts with the first unit.

Our models project Parsons for 17.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,500.

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

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