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Lou Williams ruled out Saturday vs. Bulls [UPDATE]

Clippers guard dealing with sore calf. Patrick Beverley also out with concussion.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams drives to the basket as Washington Wizards guard Troy Brown Jr. defends during the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Lou Will and Beverley won’t be able to play again tonight vs. the Bulls.

UPDATE: Williams is questionable to play Saturday vs. the Bulls after missing Friday’s contest vs. the T-Wolves. The Clips were fine without Lou Will, defeating Minny easily behind Kawhi and Paul George. But with no Kawhi, the Clips could be very shorthanded tonight. If all three of Kawhi, Lou Will and Bev are out, PG is a lock and Derrick Walton Jr. is a great cash game value. If Lou Will is back, roll him out there with no Leonard. Beverley isn’t really an appealing DFS play, but if he returns, is OK to play in season-long.

The Los Angeles Clippers announced SG Lou Williams will not play Friday vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a sore right calf.

The Clippers are saying Lou Will is day-to-day, so chances are this won’t be an extended absence. It could also just be to get Williams some rest. Lou Will scored 18 points with six boards and eight assists Wednesday night vs. the Toronto Raptors. He’s averaging 19.9 points per game off the bench and is again in the conversation for Sixth Man of the Year.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis: Los Angeles Clippers PG/SG Lou Williams

With Williams out, this should just put more scoring emphasis on Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Kawhi is $9,000 on DraftKings and is a good GPP play, as is PG-13 at $8,800. Outside of those two, Montrezl Harrell ($6,400) should also get more touches, while Derrick Walton Jr. ($3,200) is a good value play. Walton could be tasked with starting and playing big minutes with Patrick Beverley out with a concussion.