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Fantasy AnalysisIt looks like Stapleton will miss his second consecutive game due to a knee issue. He logged just five minutes before suffering the injury in the team's season opener. Aric Holman is getting the start in his place.
Fantasy AnalysisEvans was hopeful to play in Monday's contest, so this decision comes as no surprise. he was limited to just 17 minutes in Thursday's game against Coppin State, so his hip issue could again play a factor in his minutes. However, he looks good to go at this point assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Fantasy AnalysisFlagg played in the team's opener against West Virginia on Nov. 10, posting seven points, three rebounds, one assist and four turnovers across 20 minutes. However, he suffered an orbital injury during, or shortly after, that contest and has already missed a little over a week of action. With the recovery process still ongoing, Flagg is expected to be sidelined into early December, though an exact date hasn't been confirmed as a target for a return.
Fantasy AnalysisWilliams was suspended for the first two games of the season, though the reasoning behind it remains unclear. Either way, the highly regarded sophomore will be making his debut and he should be see a fairly sizable role right away after impressing as a freshman with averages of 11.9 points and 8.2 rebounds last season. Considering it's Williams' first game back there could be some restrictions, though he's still expected to form a forceful combo in the frontcourt alongside Tyler Davis once he's ready for a full workload.
Fantasy AnalysisBridges originally suffered the ankle injury during Sunday's win over Stony Brook, though it appears he's avoided anything overly serious. That said, he's still dealing with some swelling and will likely need a few more days in order for it to subside. Until that happens, the Spartans aren't ready to make a definitive decision on Bridges' availability moving forward, but with a matchup against a somewhat weaker opponent in DePaul, it wouldn't be surprising if Bridges was held out as a precautionary measure. Consider him questionable for the time being.
Fantasy AnalysisMacDougall is dealing with both a sprain and a bone bruise in his ankle. It's encouraging that he's shed his walking boot, though his original target for a return of Nov. 24 against TCU seems like a long shot at this point. Continue to monitor MacDougall's status moving forward, but until he's able to take part in practices, a return shouldn't be considered forthcoming.
Fantasy AnalysisHauser found empty areas in the Ram defense and exploited them. He collected five offensive rebounds, mostly on wayward Marquette 3-pointers. The 6-8 forward had only scored a combined 16 points in the first two games, but was a necessary ingredient to the win over VCU. He is averaging 12.0 points and a team-high 7.7 rebounds.
Fantasy AnalysisWhenever the Rams would threaten the Marquette lead in the second half, it seemed like Howard would hit another big basket. He was not bothered by VCU's pressure defense and seemed to get stronger throughout the game. The 5-11 guard has now scored 46 points in his last two games and will look to keep the good times rolling against either Wichita State or California on Tuesday.
Fantasy AnalysisThere is no real update on Porter's status, according to Goodman, so he remains without a specified timetable for a return. Porter will be at an appointment with a specialist Monday night, so he won't even be with the team. The freshman phenom's next opportunity to play will be when the team travels to Orlando for the Advocare Invitational on Thursday, and he should be considered questionable-at-best for the tournament.
Fantasy AnalysisNorris has missed the first three games of Alabama's season so far, as the senior continues to battle a lingering hip injury. Head coach Avery Johnson said Monday that the senior will practice and then be evaluated again Tuesday morning before they make a decision on his status.
Fantasy AnalysisThe fact that Davis won't even travel with the team to Brooklyn this week for the Barclays Center Classic surely isn't an encouraging sign for the senior's health, but it looks like the team won't be providing another update on his status for another couple weeks. In Davis' absence, Dazon Ingram and John Petty will continue to lead the way for the Crimson Tide's backcourt.
Fantasy AnalysisWith coach Kevin Keatts saying Abu wouldn't play Monday if the Wolfpack had a game, it appears the forward still is not a full 100 percent in his recovery. The door is still open, however, on Abu playing Wednesday against Arizona, so consider him a game-time decision for that.
Fantasy AnalysisHegner sprained his ankle in the win over Northwestern on Nov. 16. The Bluejays will play somewhat smaller without their 6-10 senior. Ronnie Harrell and Mitch Ballock will get more playing time.
Fantasy AnalysisJackson has caught fire of late, averaging 25.3 points over his last three contests. The Milwaukee, WI native won't do a ton in terms of other counting stats (1.6 RPG, 1.2 APG), but the scoring should be consistent as long as he continues putting up double-digit field-goal attempts, which he has in each of the Cyclones' past four games.
Fantasy AnalysisHutchison hit the court hard in Sunday's loss to Iowa State, which forced him to leave the game after just eight minutes of action. He returned to the bench after halftime in street clothes. It's unclear if Hutchison suffered a concussion, or the Broncos were just being overly cautious with their start. Look for more information leading up to Saturday's tip-off, but if the Preseason Mountain West Player of the Year is held out, Justinian Jessup should once again see an uptick in minutes.