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Ashtin Chastain    C    San Jose State    
Chastain (back) totaled four points (2-3 FG) and four rebounds in his return Wednesday against Nevada.

Fantasy Analysis

Chastain was withheld from Saturday's action against Wyoming because of a back injury, but it appears a few days off did the trick. Although he came off the bench Wednesday, the big man saw his usual workload and seems a likely candidate to rejoin the starting five Saturday against San Diego State.
Ronnie Rousseau III    G    Missouri State    
Rousseau (illness) sat out again Wednesday against Bradley.

Fantasy Analysis

Rousseau missed his second straight matchup because of the illness, leaving Missouri State down an option off the bench. His next opportunity to retake the floor arrives Saturday in the regular-season finale against Northern Iowa.
Donovan Jackson    G    Iowa State    
Jackson (personal) totaled 27 points (7-19 FG, 4-12 3PT, 9-10 FT), four assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block Wednesday against TCU.

Fantasy Analysis

Jackson stepped away from the team during the weekend after the unexpected passing of his father. He honored him in a big way Wednesday and should continue to play a big role for the Cyclones down the stretch with the team short on healthy bodies.
Phil Fayne    F    Illinois State    
Fayne (ankle) racked up 16 points (5-7 FB, 6-7 FT), 11 rebounds and three blocks Wednesday against Drake.

Fantasy Analysis

Fayne exploded in his return to the floor after a three-game absence. Although he came off the bench for the Redbirds, he saw his usual allotment of minutes for the club and it wouldn't be surprising if he slotted back in for the regular-season finale Saturday versus Loyola-Chicago.
Taylor Bruninga    F    Illinois State    
Bruninga (concussion) logged only four minutes during Wednesday's game Drake.

Fantasy Analysis

Considering Bruninga averages 19 minutes per contest for the Redbirds, it's safe to see he wasn't his usual self during the matchup. He attempted just one shot and recorded a rebound in his limited action and it should be interesting to see if he's available again for Saturday's contest against Loyola-Chicago.
Emondre Rickman    C    Indiana State    
Rickman (concussion) scored just one point (0-1 FG, 1-2 FT) and added two rebounds and a block over 12 minutes Wednesday against Evansville.

Fantasy Analysis

Rickman missed the previous two contests after suffering a concussion but played his usual role off the bench for the Sycamores on Wednesday. He should continue to work in relief down low moving forward.
Derrick Walker    F    Tennessee    
Walker was not available for Wednesday's game due to an ankle injury suffered during practice, Mike Griffith of SEC Country reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Walker generally provides some supplemental minutes down low for the Vols, averaging 8.3 minutes per contest during his 2017-18 freshman campaign. The big man's next opportunity to retake the floor arrives Saturday against Ole Miss.
Mohamed Bamba    C    Texas    
Coach Shaka Smart indicated after Wednesday's game against Kansas State that Bamba was considered questionable prior to the contest due to an injury, Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Bamba's injury may have played a role in a relatively quiet night by his standards, notching only nine points and six rebounds compared to the 13.6 points and 11.1 rebounds per contest he averaged coming into the night. It seems unlikely that the big man will miss any further time due to the issue, but it's something to keep an eye on ahead of Saturday's game against Oklahoma State.
Mike Watkins    C    Penn State    
Watkins will undergo more tests on a leg injury that caused him to miss part of Wednesday's game against Michigan, Ben Jones of StateCollege.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Watkins exited the contest during the first half with what initially appeared to be a serious issue. While he's not completely out of the woods yet, the fact that the big man was able to rejoin the action bodes well for his status moving forward. The team should update Watkins' status further following the exams Thursday.
Nate Mason    G    Minnesota    
Mason (leg) is in the starting five for Wednesday's game against Iowa, Matt Jessen-Howard of The Gopher Report reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mason was expected to take the floor Wednesday after suffering the leg injury late in Monday's loss to Wisconsin and that will indeed be the case. It's the last time the senior will take to the home floor for the Gophers, looking to bolster his final season in which he's posted 16.2 points, 4.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.
Bryce Brown    G    Auburn    
Brown (foot) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Alabama, Josh Vitale of the Opelika-Auburn News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Brown should provide some relief Wednesday for a Tigers club that just lost Anfernee McLemore (ankle) for the season and will be without Mustapha Heron (illness) against the Crimson Tide. As a result, Brown could be relied upon more heavily than usual on the offensive end of the floor despite him being less than 100 percent healthy.
Desi Rodriguez    F    Seton Hall    
Rodriguez is considered questionable to rejoin the action Wednesday due to a mild ankle sprain, Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodriguez appears to have avoided a major injury, but his availability for the remainder of Wednesday's affair appears up in the air. Should he remain sidelined for the remainder of the affair, the senior's next opportunity to return would come Saturday against St. John's.
Mustapha Heron    G    Auburn    
Heron will not be available for Wednesday's game against Alabama due to a stomach ailment, Maria Martin of WSFA 12 News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

With Bryce Brown's status for the contest still unclear, the Tigers could be down a massive amount of firepower for Wednesday's contest. Without Heron to turn to on the offensive end of the floor and Brown at less than 100 percent, Jared Harper and DeSean Murray could be leaned on to serve as bigger contributors. Freshman Davion Mitchell also seems the likely candidate to join the starting five.
Dru Smith    G    Evansville    
Smith (foot) will not play Wednesday against Indiana State, Todd Aaron Golden of the Tribune-Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

A bone bruise continues to keep Smith on the sidelines as he'll sit out for the sixth time in seven games Wednesday. Evansville has gone 2-4 in its last six games and faces a tough test on the road against the Sycamores without its regular shooting guard. KJ Riley stands to get the start in his place.
Keenan Evans    G    Texas Tech    
Evans (toe) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Oklahoma State.

Fantasy Analysis

The senior point guard has been trending in the right direction considering he warmed up with his teammates ahead of Wednesday's game, but Texas Tech has now officially confirmed that Evans will not only play but start against the Cowboys. Evans has started every game in conference play and averages 19.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists against Big 12 opponents.