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Akoy Agau    F    SMU    
Agau (infection) has been cleared to play against Arizona on Thursday, Paul Biancardi of ESPN.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Agau will make his SMU debut, as he last played for Georgetown in the 2016-17 season, averaging 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds through 32 games. He'll play in a depth role Thursday, though, and won't be worthy of much fantasy consideration.
Cyril Langevine    F    Rhode Island    
Langevine (groin) will not play Thursday against Seton Hall, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The forward continues to nurse a groin injury, which kept him out of Sunday's game against Holy Cross. Langevine hasn't been a major contributor in the early going, averaging only 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
Akoy Agau    F    SMU    
Agau (infection) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game against Arizona, Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Agau has been out for nearly two weeks with the infection, missing the team's last four games over that span. It looks like there's a chance the big man could finally make his return Thursday, but his status will likely not be updated until closer to tip-off and following pregame warmups.
Tyus Battle    F    Syracuse    
Battle exited Wednesday night's 72-64 victory over Toledo with a lower back bruise, Donna Ditota of The Post-Standard reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Battle still played 29 minutes in the contest, but exited mid-way through the second half as his back began to stiffen after taking a tough fall earlier in the game. The sophomore guard was 4-for-14 from the field with eight points prior to exiting. Battle is likely to be day-to-day at this point, and will hope to be back for Saturday's matchup against Maryland.
Miles Bridges    F    Michigan State    
Bridges (ankle) is unlikely to play in Thursday's game against DePaul, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coach Tom Izzo gave Bridges a "30 percent chance" to play in Thursday's game, and the team is unlikely to take any unnecessary chances. It would be surprising to see Bridges play Thursday at this point, especially considering the Spartans have a week off before playing Notre Dame next week, and that extra week of rest could be huge with Big Ten Conference play just around the corner.
Wyatt Lohaus    G    Northern Iowa    
Lohaus (toe) will not play in Wednesday's game at SMU, Clay Cunningham of the Waterloo Cedar Fall Courier reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lohaus is still looking to make his first appearance of the season, but will have to wait at least until next week's game against UNLV. The junior guard should still be considered day-to-day at this point.
Xavian Stapleton    G    Mississippi State    
Stapleton (knee) will not play against Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday night, Brett Hudson of The Columbus Commercial Dispatch reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coach Ben Howland indicated post-game Monday that he did not expect Stapleton to play Wednesday, which was confirmed when he was present at the team's pregame shootaround in street clothes. Aric Holman should see increased minutes as Stapleton will hope to return against Jacksonville State on Sunday.
Justin James    G    Wyoming    
James (mouth) will not play in Wednesday night's game against Cincinnati, Robert Gagliardi of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

James exited Tuesday's game after being hit in the mouth and ended up receiving some stitches, but coach Allen Edwards had indicated post-game he should play Wednesday, which apparently won't hold true. Hunter Maldonado and Alexander Aka Gorski are likely to see a bump in minutes in James' absence, who should be available for Sunday's game against New Mexico Highlands.
De'Anthony Melton    G    USC    
Melton is not expected to play Wednesday against Lehigh, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

This isn't necessarily a new development for Melton, who remains sidelined indefinitely while the school awaits the results of an FBI investigation into potential recruiting violations. While Melton is unavailable, look for sophomore Jonah Mathews (8.0 PPG, 3.3 RPG) to continue seeing starter's minutes.
Lonnie Walker    G    Miami    
Walker is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against La Salle.

Fantasy Analysis

Walker hasn't started a game all year, so this isn't necessarily out of the ordinary for the Miami freshman. He did, however, suffer a twisted ankle in his last game, the severity of which is unclear. The highly-touted guard remains a risky fantasy play until he starts showing more steady contributions.
Tyler Cook    F    Iowa    
Cook had a season-high 29 points (8-11 FG, 13-16 FT) to go along with six rebounds in Wednesday's victory over UAB.

Fantasy Analysis

Cook helped the Hawkeyes end a lackluster Cayman Islands Classic on a high note, as the sophomore put up the highest single-game scoring total of his career. He and Luke Garza form a formidable starting frontcourt duo along with Cordell Pemsl off the bench. The team also has the forthcoming return of Nic Baer (finger) to look forward to, so expect them to start performing better than their 4-2 record indicates.
Xavier Simpson    G    Michigan    
Simpson will come off the bench in Wednesday's Maui Invitational matchup against VCU.

Fantasy Analysis

Simpson started the first four games of the year for Michigan, but was limited to just 10 minutes Monday against LSU, and came off the bench Tuesday against Chaminade. He'll concede the starting job again Wednesday, giving way to freshman Eli Brooks for the second straight outing.
Eli Brooks    G    Michigan    
Brooks will draw the start for the second straight game Wednesday against VCU.

Fantasy Analysis

Brooks came off the bench in the first four games of the season, but averaged less than 10 minutes per contest over that span. He got the start Tuesday, however, producing five points, two assists and two rebounds across 21 minutes. He'll once again get the nod over Xavier Simpson for the Maui Invitational showdown.
Jordan Bohannon    G    Iowa    
Bohannon led all scorers with 30 points (9-12 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 6-6 FT) to go along with four assists in Wednesday's win over UAB.

Fantasy Analysis

Bohannon simply wasn't going to allow the Hawkeyes to succumb to their third straight defeat in the Cayman Islands Classic. He had his best shooting day of the season, showing he's more than capable of converting three-pointers in bunches. In his freshman year, he attempted more than six three-pointers per game and converted them at a rate of 41.6 percent.
Phil Cofer    F    Florida State    
Kofer matched his career-high with 21 points (9-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with nine rebounds and two assists Wednesday against Kennesaw State.

Fantasy Analysis

Cofer hasn't been a consistent starter for the Seminoles since his freshman campaign, but has been in the starting five for all four games this season. Tuesday was the best statistical performance of the year by far for the senior, who's on track to end his collegiate career on a high note with statistical bests in most major categories.