Nuggets News

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets



Nikola Jokic hit just 3-of-7 shots for seven points, a 3-pointer, 10 rebounds and a block in Tuesday's 106-77 blowout loss to the Jazz. Jokic wasn't bad tonight, but in a game where the Nuggets needed offense against a team missing Rudy Gobert, it is somewhat of a disappointment. Jokic has been all over the board this season and had 28 points, 13 boards and eight assists in his previous game. At this point, owners should be prepared for anything on any given night, but know that the good will eventually outweigh the bad.


Nov 29 - 12:31 AM

Juan Hernangomez    F  Nuggets



Juan Hernangomez drew the start on Tuesday in place of Wilson Chandler (back) and had seven points, 10 rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes. The Nuggets were throttled by the Jazz tonight, but Hernangomez looked pretty good in his 28 minutes. Chandler shouldn't miss much time, but has had trouble getting over his back injury this season. With Paul Millsap out for most of the rest of the season and Chandler gimpy, both Hernangomez and Kenneth Faried are worth a look in fantasy leagues, but neither is very trustworthy. Just keep an eye on them.


Nov 29 - 12:25 AM

Kenneth Faried    F/C  Nuggets



Kenneth Faried hit 3-of-8 shots and 5-of-6 free throws for 11 points, eight rebounds and nothing else in his 23 minutes on Tuesday. He looked pretty good out there and was active around the rim, hitting double digits in scoring for the second straight game. He's still yet to really 'wow' us, but with Wilson Chandler (back) and Paul Millsap (wrist) out tonight, he played pretty well. Keep in mind Faried had a DNP-CD in his game prior to those two, and just keep an eye on him. He's still not a must-own player, especially if Chandler ever gets over his back injury and starts playing heavy minutes.


Nov 29 - 12:22 AM

Juancho Hernangomez    SF  Nuggets



Hernangomez will start at small forward for Tuesday's game against the Jazz, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports. With Wilson Chandler sitting out with a back injury, Hernangomez gets the call with the top unit, marking his first start of the season. Hernangomez has averaged just 12.0 minutes per game, but should see a sizable increase in his workload with the promotion. Still, Will Barton is likely to take on a chunk of Chandler's minutes as well and has more upside between the two, so that'll make Hernangomez nothing more than a punt-play option for Tuesday's DFS slate. Either way, Hernangomez should see a temporary uptick in his fantasy value.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 28 - 8:52 PM

Juan Hernangomez    F  Nuggets



Juan Hernangomez will start in place of Wilson Chandler (back) on Tuesday vs. the Jazz. Coach Mike Malone said he wanted to keep Will Barton in the second unit for his scoring punch off the bench. Chandler is day-to-day, so Hernangomez is just a short-term option in deeper leagues until Chandler is back in the lineup. Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Kenneth Faried and Nikola Jokic are also starting.


Nov 28 - 8:42 PM

Torrey Craig    F  Nuggets



Torrey Craig has been recalled from the G-League. Craig has been lighting it up in the G-League with averages of 25.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.2 blocks per contest on 51.4 percent shooting, and he could get into the rotation tonight with Wilson Chandler (back) watching from the sidelines. He's not much more than a low-end streamer in deep leagues or DFS punt play, though.


Nov 28 - 4:05 PM

Mason Plumlee    C  Nuggets



Mason Plumlee (core strain) will be available to play Tuesday vs. Utah. Plumlee has seen some increased opportunity with Paul Millsap (wrist) out, but to this point he hasn't done much with it, owning averages of 5.3 points, 6.0 boards, 2.3 dimes and 1.0 block in 18.0 minutes per contest since Millsap hit the sidelines. You'd have to be in an incredibly deep league for those numbers to seem appealing.


Nov 28 - 2:57 PM

Wilson Chandler    G/F  Nuggets



Wilson Chandler (back) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Jazz. Unfortunately, this back thing has become a bit of a lingering issue for Chandler, so he may be forced to spend a couple games on the sidelines to get himself right. With him out tonight, Will Barton will likely be sliding back into the starting five, and there will be more minutes available for Juan Hernangomez in the second unit. Barton could be a guy to consider throwing out there in DFS, while Hernangomez is more of a punt or low-end streamer in deep leagues.


Nov 28 - 2:52 PM

Mason Plumlee    PF  Nuggets



Plumlee (abdomen) will be available for Tuesday's matchup against the Jazz, Harrison Wind of reports. Plumlee was probable heading into the contest, so his injury seemingly isn't giving him much discomfort, and it's not too surprising that he'll take the floor Tuesday. His role has fluctuated over the past five contests, but he's averaging 6.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 blocks in 20.6 minutes per game.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 28 - 2:47 PM

Wilson Chandler    SF  Nuggets



Chandler (back) will be sidelined for Tuesday's matchup against the Jazz, Harrison Wind of reports. Chandler was originally listed as questionable coming into the contest, but his back is ultimately giving him too much discomfort to play. In his stead, Juancho Hernangomez and Will Barton will likely be given expanded roles.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 28 - 2:44 PM

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