Nuggets News

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Nikola Jokic (left ankle) will not play Monday vs. the Mavericks, as expected. Jokic will be out at least another two games, but the Nuggets are hopeful that they'll be able to get him back towards the middle or end of their upcoming six-game road trip. Mason Plumlee got the start in his place on Saturday and finished with 12 points, six boards and six dimes in 31 minutes, so he could be worth a look in deep leagues. Jamal Murray and Gary Harris will do the heavy lifting on offense.

Rotoworld

Dec 03 - 4:04 PM

Wilson Chandler    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Wilson Chandler (back) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Mavericks. Chandler has spent the past three games on the sidelines, which has allowed Juan Hernangomez to move into the starting five and Will Barton has seen some increased opportunity with the second unit. It'll be more of the same if Chandler can't give it a go tomorrow, and we should get another update following Monday morning's shootaround.

Rotoworld

Dec 03 - 3:57 PM

Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets

 

 

Jokic (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Monday's game against the Mavericks, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports. Jokic had to sit out Saturday's game with an ankle injury and will now miss his second consecutive contest. He's currently traveling with the team on their current six-game road trip and originally stated he hoped to play near the middle of the trip, so Friday's tilt with the Magic seems like a realistic possibility for a return. Either way, Jokic will continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis despite likely missing the next few games at least. Mason Plumlee should pick up another start after posting 12 points, six rebounds and six assists across 31 minutes Saturday.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 03 - 3:53 PM

Wilson Chandler    SF  Nuggets

 

 

Chandler (back) is listed as questionable for Monday's matchup with the Mavericks, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports. Chandler has missed the last three games with lingering soreness in his back, but will be shooting for a return on Monday. Look for him to test it out during morning shootaround, and potentially pregame warmups, before a final word on his availability is provided. Juancho Hernangomez has started the last three games in Chandler's place and would likely do so again if Chandler can't give it a go.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 03 - 3:46 PM

Mason Plumlee    PF  Nuggets

 

 

Plumlee contributed 12 points (8-20 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 7-8 FT), six rebounds and six assists across 30 minutes Saturday in Denver's win over Los Angeles. Plumlee filled the void left by injured star Nikola Jokic (ankle) on Saturday and will continue doing so as the Nuggets move forward without Jokic for the foreseeable future. The Nuggets like to run their offense through the high post. With both Jokic and forward Paul Millsap (wrist) out, Plumlee collected six assists, putting his skills on full display. He is a useful fantasy asset for as long as the opportunity for playing time lasts. Plumlee topped 20 minutes of play for only the fifth time this season and should continue to run with the starters until Jokic returns.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 03 - 2:37 PM

Jamal Murray    SG  Nuggets

 

 

Murray poured in 28 points (8-20 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 7-8 FT), collected four rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 33 minutes Saturday in Denver's win over Los Angeles. Murray led the Nuggets in scoring Saturday with 28 points. His scoring got a considerable boost from his three-point shooting, connecting on five of eight attempts. Compare that to the last eight games, where Murray connected on only 14-percent of his three-point attempts. Consistency is the key to his fantasy value going forward. With star big man Nikola Jokic (ankle) out for the foreseeable future, Murray will be asked to shoulder the offensive load.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 03 - 2:36 PM

Jamal Murray    G  Nuggets

 

 

Jamal Murray filled it up during a 115-100 win over the Lakers on Saturday, scoring a game-high 28 points with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes. After he flopped against the Lakers on Nov. 19, Murray was pumped up on both sides of the ball. He's been maddeningly inconsistent this season, but now he should be looking at added usage and play-making chances with Nikola Jokic (ankle) on the shelf. If you look at his per-36 minute numbers in the 176 minutes without Jokic this season, you're looking at 21.2 points, 4.5 boards, 2.7 dimes, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys. The Blue Arrow could use this added opportunity ahead to carry him the rest of the way, so his arrow should be pointing up.

Rotoworld

Dec 03 - 12:27 AM

Juan Hernangomez    F  Nuggets

 

 

Juancho Hernangomez scored five points with five rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday. The Nuggets love him as a 3-and-D guy, but Hernangomez just doesn't get the usage. He is a good bet to start and that may even be the case when Wilson Chandler (back) can return, but there's really not enough upside to add him.

Rotoworld

Dec 03 - 12:22 AM

Trey Lyles    F  Nuggets

 

 

Trey Lyles scored a season-high 18 points with three rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday. He was great to start the game and he finished this game at the power forward spot next to Mason Plumlee. With Kenneth Faried likely to play more minutes at center than power forward, there should be a role in the upper 20s for Lyles while the Nuggets are shorthanded. If you're looking for a 3-point shooting PF in a deeper league, Lyles could be your man. Although, we do have to add Wilson Chandler (back) returning would also cut Lyles' minutes.

Rotoworld

Dec 03 - 12:19 AM

Kenneth Faried    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Kenneth Faried started at power forward against the Lakers on Saturday with 13 points, nine rebounds one assist and one block in 27 minutes. He did not close this game and he did play plenty of minutes at both big spots. With Nikola Jokic (ankle) out, Faried should be locked in for minutes in the 20-28 range most nights. He also played 18.2 minutes next to Mason Plumlee in this game, which will be key for his value over the next few games. He's worth a look for any fantasy owner looking to add a double-double guy with strong FG%, but Faried would likely take a hit when Wilson Chandler comes back, as well.

Rotoworld

Dec 03 - 12:13 AM

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Pos Name
Bonsu-C Pops Mensah    
C Mason Plumlee    
C Mason Plumlee    
C George Karl    
F JJ Hickson    
F Jerrelle Benimon    
F Petr Cornelie    
F Juancho Hernangomez    
F Pops Mensah-Bonsu    
F Torrey Craig    
F Jerelle Benimon    
F Juan Hernangomez    
F Nikola Jokic    
F Trey Lyles    
F Jerrell Benimon    
F Joe Alexander    
F Paul Millsap    
F Kenneth Faried    
F Jan Vesely    
F Richard Jefferson    
F Quincy Miller    
F Tyler Lydon    
F Vlatko Cancar    
F/C Oleksiy Pecherov    
F/C Darrell Arthur    
F/C J.J. Hickson    
G Monte Morris    
G Erick Green    
G Randy Foye    
G Will Barton    
G Matt Janning    
G Jamal Murray    
G Malik Beasley    
G Brian Shaw    
G Nikola Radicevic    
G Ty Lawson    
G Gary Harris    
G Nate Robinson    
G/F Rudy Fernandez    
G/F Wilson Chandler    
PG Emmanuel Mudiay    
SF Torrey Craig    
SG Devin Sweetney