Nuggets News

Will Barton    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Will Barton left Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons with an apparent back issue.

Rotoworld

Dec 12 - 9:06 PM

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Coach Michael Malone said Nikola Jokic's ankle is still quite swollen but that Jokic is moving better and "getting closer" to returning. Jokic has been ruled out of Tuesday's game and it appears he is likely to miss Wednesday's matchup with the Celtics as well. The Nuggets next game after that is Friday at home vs. the Pelicans. Kenneth Faried, Trey Lyles and Mason Plumlee will continue to divvy up minutes in the middle while Jokic remains sidelined.

Rotoworld

Dec 12 - 5:45 PM

Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets

 

 

Jokic (ankle) will remain out Tuesday against the Pistons, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports. There was some hope that Jokic would be able to return Tuesday, but he'll ultimately miss his sixth consecutive game as the Nuggets continue their six-game road swing. Denver his 2-3 without Jokic in the lineup, and at this point it's unclear if he'll have a realistic chance to return for Wednesday's matchup with the Celtics in Boston. Following that contest, the Nuggets are off Thursday before playing host to New Orleans on Friday.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 11 - 2:07 PM

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Nikola Jokic (ankle) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Pistons. This will be his sixth game in a row on the shelf and it's a little worrying that he's getting ruled out a full day before a game once again. After Tuesday, the Nuggets have one more game on the road in Boston on Wednesday before returning home to face the Pelicans on Friday. Kenneth Faried and Trey Lyles have both made some noise in Jokic's absence, while Mason Plumlee has been relevant as well. As usual, it's impossible to predict what coach Mike Malone's rotations will look like.

Rotoworld

Dec 11 - 1:55 PM

Will Barton    SF  Nuggets

 

 

Barton collected 21 points (8-19 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, six rebounds and two steals in 44 minutes during Sunday's 126-116 loss to the Pacers. Barton received the start again Sunday, playing a whopping 44 minutes. With both Paul Millsap (wrist0 and Nikola Jokic (ankle) on the sidelines, Barton continues to see additional time, be it as a starter or off the bench. The lineup seems to be based on the matchup, so predicting whether he will start is anyone's guess. Nonetheless, he should continue to see minutes in the 30's, even after Jokic returns. He should be owned in all leagues and provides scoring as well as chipping in across the board.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 11 - 4:33 AM

Trey Lyles    PF  Nuggets

 

 

Lyles finished with 25 points 9-15 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes during Sunday's 126-116 loss to Indiana. Lyles turned in a gem Sunday, scoring a career-high 25 points in the process. He most certainly flashed his upside, as he saw additional run due to the lingering injury to Nikola Jokic. He has had some nice games since Jokic went down but has also added some duds. He is worth a look if you are after some short-term value, but will likely regress upon Jokic's return.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 11 - 3:18 AM

Jamal Murray    G  Nuggets

 

 

Jamal Murray (right calf tightness) posted 13 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block in 27 minutes vs. the Pacers on Sunday. Murray started this game despite his calf injury, which limited him to 17 minutes on Friday, so it was nice to see the playing time increase. More boards and dimes would have helped, but he made up for it with defensive stats and efficiency -- he hit 4-of-7 FGs, 2-of-4 triples and 3-of-3 FTs. We've yet to see him really explode this season, but he's holding steady as a late-round value.

Rotoworld

Dec 10 - 8:56 PM

Mason Plumlee    C  Nuggets

 

 

Mason Plumlee played 21 minutes in another start on Sunday, posting seven points, nine boards, three assists, one steal and one block. It could have been worse, but Plumlee is still hurting most fantasy owners even with Nikola Jokic (ankle) out of commission. The biggest problem is his awful free throw shooting. He was 1-of-3 at the line tonight and is shooting 39.7% on the season, on 2.8 attempts.

Rotoworld

Dec 10 - 8:56 PM

Kenneth Faried    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Kenneth Faried followed up Friday's big game with four points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers in 32 minutes on Sunday. Nikola Jokic (ankle) was out again but Mason Plumlee (seven points, nine boards in 21 minutes) got the start at center for the second straight game. Faried continues to win the position battle, even if he's coming off the bench, and he's worth streaming until Jokic gets back -- the Nuggets' star center said recently that he still can't jump off his injured leg, so more DNPs could be coming.

Rotoworld

Dec 10 - 8:55 PM

Will Barton    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Will Barton racked up 21 points, nine assists, six rebounds and two steals on Sunday, with just one turnover in 45 minutes. Barton is thriving in the Nuggets' small-ball lineup, and coach Mike Malone said recently that he's comfortable playing him huge minutes. He's at 33.7 minutes over the past month, during which time he's averaged 17.7 points (49.2% FGs, 74.4% FTs), 2.4 triples, 5.5 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks. That across-the-board production is resulting in early-round value, which should be sustainable as long as the minutes are there. He's simply crushing most pre-season expectations.

Rotoworld

Dec 10 - 8:55 PM

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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