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James Love    F    Kansas State    
Love (foot) will 'do some workouts' this week, Ken Corbett of The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Love was forced to sit out last season with a broken foot, but is inching closer to getting back on the court. Coach Bruce Weber stated that he'll be participating in some workout later this week. Love is making steady progress, but he isn't ready to return just yet -- expect to see him back on the court in the near future.
Marvin Bagley    F    Duke    
Bagley (eye) will play Friday against Southern, Jonathon Alexander of The News & Observer reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Bagley suffered a minor eye injury in the first half against Michigan State on Tuesday, and had to leave the game. He'll be good to go against Southern, after being officially cleared to play. Bagley is averaging 17.7 points, 8.7 boards and 1.3 steals per game through the first three games of the season.
Rob Gray Jr.    G    Houston    
Gray (suspension) is able to return for Friday's game against Drexel, Josheph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gray was suspended one game for playing in a church recreation basketball game last March. He sat out the season opener against McNeese State, and is now eligible to return for the Cougars. Gray was one of the nation's leading scorers in 2016, averaging 20.6 points per game.
Jason Carter    F    Ohio    
Carter (foot) was wearing a walking boot on the bench for Thursday's game against Clemson, David Jablonski of the Dayton Daily News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Carter hasn't been able to take the court so far this season, and it's unclear when he'll be able to return. The fact that he's in a boot isn't great news for the Bobcats. Carter was a key contributor for Ohio last season, averaging 9.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
Brandon Murphy    F    Indiana State    
Murphy (eye) has passed concussion protocol and will play Friday against Old Dominion, Todd Aaron Golden of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Murphy suffered an eye injury last Thursday against Auburn, and had to pass concussion protocol in order to be cleared to play. Although he isn't a starter, he'll add some much needed depth for Indiana State down low.
Juhwan Harris-Dyson    G    California    
Harris-Dyson recorded two points and three rebounds in 13 minutes Thursday against Wofford.

Fantasy Analysis

Harris-Dyson lost 20 pounds because of his illness, but was able to get back on the court. He didn't produce much, but it was clear that he still has to get back into game shape. The freshman guard hadn't seen any minutes this season prior to Thursday's matchup, so expect the Bears to ease him back into things.
Sedrick Barefield    G    Utah    
Barefield scored five points, and had eight assists and two rebounds in 33 minutes Thursday against Missouri.

Fantasy Analysis

Barefield missed the last game with an illness, so it was good to see him back in the starting lineup. He was a key cog in the win, dishing out eight assists, despite scoring just five points. Barefield helped the Utes get out to a 35-19 first-half lead, and they never looked back. They'll take on Mississippi next Tuesday.
Lonnie Walker    G    Miami    
Walker suffered a twisted left ankle during Thursday's victory over Florida A&M, but should be ready to go for Wednesday's contest against La Salle.

Fantasy Analysis

The freshman is averaging 7.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists during Miami's first three games of the season, and is expected to play a huge role for the team this year. This bit of news comes as a sigh of relief, since it appears as though there was no structural damage or even any swelling to the ankle.
LaMarr Kimble    G    St. Joseph's    
Kimble will be out the rest of the 2017-18 season with a foot injury, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Kimble originally suffered the foot ailment in February, which caused him to miss the last six weeks of last season, and now he appears to have sustained the same injury once again against Toledo on Saturday. This is a huge blow to St. Joseph's, and will likely push Shavar Newkirk into more of a point guard role. Prior to going down last season, he averaged 15.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in just over 37 minutes a night. Kimble is scheduled to have surgery in the near future.
Trey Lowe    G    Temple    
Lowe (back) is not expected to return to the court anytime soon as he continues to recover from injuries sustained in a car accident, Josh Verlin of City of Basketball Love reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The accident occurred in February of 2016, although Lowe is still not healthy enough to play as of yet. There appears to be a chance that the guard may miss the entirety of the 2017-18 season, but there will likely be an update on his status in the near future.
Tony Carr    G    Penn State    
Carr (ankle) is considered a game-time decision for Friday's contest against Columbia, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Carr suffered a sprained ankle in the second half of Wednesday's victory over Montana, which caused the point guard to remain on the bench for the rest of the game. There will be a more enlightening update concerning his status once game time approaches.
Riley Norris    F    Alabama    
Norris (hip) will not play Friday versus Alabama A&M, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Norris will continue to rest a hip injury that he's been dealing with for over a month now, which will mark a third straight contest that he's spent on the shelf. On a positive note, the forward has been able to increase his workload during practice, and he could be back in action sometime next week.
Trent Forrest    G    Florida State    
Forrest (knee) will be back in action for Friday's game against Fordham, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Forrest missed Florida State's season opener against George Washington on Tuesday, but will be available for this weekend's contest after recovering from a knee ailment. Although it's likely that he will be eased back into action, the team plays four games within the next eight days, so he should see ample time on the court.
Tremont Waters    G    Louisiana State    
Waters came off the bench Thursday against Samford because of a sore ankle. He had five points (2-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and eight assists in 27 minutes.

Fantasy Analysis

The ankle issue limited Waters' practice time, so coach Will Wade used him as a reserve. He played nearly a starter's complement of minutes as the Tigers fended off the Bulldogs. Keep an eye on his progress, but the freshman should be back in the starting lineup Monday against Michigan.
Brandon Sampson    G    Louisiana State    
Sampson scored 20 points (8-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with eight rebounds and seven assists in the win over Samford on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

The TIgers have not played a challenging schedule in the first week of the season, but Sampson has looked good against lesser competition. He has nailed 70.6 percent of his field goals and started at point guard while freshman Tremont Waters (ankle) came off the bench.