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Fantasy AnalysisMorgan struggled with the shoulder injury throughout his freshman campaign, but appears to be in better health heading into 2016-17. With Yogi Ferrell gone, he could see more responsibilities handling the ball this season and should be a key piece in the team's rotation. However, it's possible he will be eased into the rotation even with Kansas being first on the schedule for Indiana this season.
Fantasy AnalysisHumphries has reportedly been resting his knee, but is expected to return to the court in the next couple days. The big man has slimmed down in the offseason and figures to be a big part of Kentucky's frontcourt this season. Unless something more comes of the knee issues, Humphries should be good to go for the start of the regular season.
Fantasy AnalysisHartman's timetable for return is yet unclear, but even if he was able to come back in time for conference play, he'd be an important addition to the Hoosiers. Hartman underwent left knee surgery to repair a non-contact injury in late September.
Fantasy AnalysisBridges' natural position is at small forward, but was expected to play several positions this season. The top-ten recruit will have a major role at Michigan State this season. His development should be watched closely.
Fantasy AnalysisSchilling currently has no timetable for return, but it's unlikely he'll be ready to go for the season. Schilling's starting minutes at power forward in the meantime will most likely be filled by freshman Miles Bridges and Kenny Goins. Ben Carter (knee) suffered a knee injury in early October and is expected to be out for an extended period of time. There will most likely be more updates on his timetable for return once his recovery after surgery begins.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter missing the first few days of practice with a concussion, the sophomore guard looked strong, playing more minutes than anyone in Wednesday’s game (38). He is expected to play a major role in the Cardinals’ offense after scoring 7.4 points per game as a freshman.
Fantasy AnalysisAccording to the report, Moyer will be gradually immersed into contact and scrimmage drills because he needs to regain some conditioning lost during the injury. The freshman will likely be redshirted this season with six other forwards on the roster, including seniors Doyin Akintobi-Adeyeye and Tyler Roberson as well as sophomore Tyler Lydon, who shot 40.5 percent from three and averaged 30.3 minutes per game last season.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter having shoulder surgery for a torn labrum in February and then arthroscopic ankle surgery during the summer, Tate showed up to the Orange’s first practice able to fully participate. The 6-4 forward will likely be a big piece of the Buckeye offense, averaging 11.7 points, 6.4 rebounds in 29 minutes per game last season.
Fantasy AnalysisThe four-star recruit will likely be a big part of the Terrapin backcourt headed by junior Melo Trimble. Wiley was known for his smooth shooting stroke out of high school, but shot just 38.1 percent from the field in 35 games during the 2014-15 season.
Fantasy AnalysisCoach Buzz Williams says Blackshear will be in a walking boot for at least the next five weeks. After that his progress will be re-evaluated. The Hokies have eight other frontcourt players on the roster to replace the sophomore. Furthermore, Blackshear wasn’t lighting the world on fire last season, averaging 6.2 points, 4.5 rebounds in 19.2 minutes per game last season.
Fantasy AnalysisCasimir didn’t play most of last season with torn labrums in both hips, but the sophomore should be a big piece of the offense for the Gaels this season. In his only full season, Casimir averaged 14.5 points per game and was deadly from three, shooting 42.3 percent on 222 attempts.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter suffering a back strain two weeks ago, Kessee seems to be recovered. The junior is known for his shooting, after making 88 three pointers last season at a 39.5 percent clip for Coppin State. Those numbers would have placed him third all-time at Memphis for three pointers made in a single season. Furthermore, the Tigers need help in that department, shooting just under 33 percent from deep last season.
Fantasy AnalysisForte was granted a medical redshirt for the previous year, and will now return to the Cowboys as a fifth-year senior under first-year head coach Brad Underwood. While Big 12 stalwarts Texas and Oklahoma stand to lose key pieces of their backcourts, the Cowboys will retain a pair of guards that can stack up with any in the conference in Forte and Evans. Forte has averaged double-digit scoring in each of his four years with the program, with a career-best 15.0 points per game in 2014-15. He also shot 44 percent from beyond the arc the season before, and that three-point shooting capability should draw enough attention away from Evans, last year's Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Look for both players to be key pieces in Big 12-only formats, with ceilings high enough to be owned in broader ones.
Fantasy AnalysisLynch has been sidelined since suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee during practice last month, and coach Richard Pitino doesn't believe he will 100 percent by the start of the regular season. "I think it's unrealistic to expect him to be 100 percent," Pitino said Thursday at Big Ten media day. "He sat out all summer, didn't practice. He had shoulder surgery in February. Even he doesn't understand how hard it's going to be to get back and get into game shape. But the time he did practice (prior to the knee surgery), he looked really good." He continues to work on strengthening his knee and improve his conditioning, but may need to be eased into action so that he can avoid setbacks.