NBA Week 4 News and Notes: Hayward, Middleton, Fox All Go Down
NBA Week 4 News and Notes: Hayward, Middleton, Fox All Go Down

As we move through Week 4 of the fantasy basketball season, injuries have begun to dominate the headlines. From the Celtics losing Gordon Hayward over the weekend to De'Aaron Fox going down with an ankle injury, the league's latest onslaught of bad news carries major fantasy ramifications.

But it hasn't been all bad news on the injury front. The Clippers expect to get their second All-Star back sometime this week, while Victor Oladipo continues to progress in his rehab from last season's knee injury.

We dive into those updates and more this week:

The Sacramento Kings will be without De'Aaron Fox for the next several weeks, with his absence likely to stretch into early-December. Fox suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain – that's the bad kind – during practice Monday. While Fox was off to a disappointing start – he ranks outside the top 180 in Yahoo leagues – his loss is still a massive blow for fantasy owners.

For the next month, Cory Joseph (8% owned) suddenly carries some intrigue, but the real winner is Bogdan Bogdanovic, who's still available in nearly a third of Yahoo leagues. Like Fox, Bogdanovic got off to a rough start, but he's found a groove of late, putting up 14.6 points and 3.6 made threes over his last five games. In Saturday's win over Atlanta, Bogdanovic went for 20 points, five assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block, and five threes. With Marvin Bagley still sidelined, the Kings will lean on Bogdanovic

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