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NFL Podcast: Week 9 TE/Def/K

Jesse Morse M.D.



Dr. Morse is a Sports and Family Medicine Physician originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, and currently living in Tampa, Florida. He grew up watching Wade Boggs, Pedro Martinez, and Larry Bird dominate the Boston sports scene before Tom Brady and David Ortiz came to town. In 2017-18 currently Dr. Morse serves on the medical staffs of the Philadelphia Phillies/Threshers, the Toronto/Dunedin Blue Jays, and the University of South Florida. In addition to practicing full spectrum family medicine, he specializes in joint injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and concussion management as a non-surgical orthopedist. Dr. Morse enjoys staying up-to-date on all the latest injuries in sports, playing fantasy baseball and football, as well as DFS. You can follow him on Twitter at @DrJesseMorse.

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NBA Podcast: S2-Ep.13

F Scott Feil, DPT





FSF-Dennis Smith JR.- Dallas Mavericks- He has not been playing his best ball as of late with his nagging wrist injury and now he is dealing with some mid back tightness. It ruled him out of wednesday game.

BOB- Chris Paul- Houston Rockets-Update-1/8/19: Mike D’Antoni said it will be around 2-3 weeks before Chris Paul (hamstring) will be cleared to return. Austin Rivers has been the main beneficiary of his absence.

FSF- Derek Rose- Minnesota Timberwolves Update 1/8/19-Rose sat out tuesdays game but will be back in the lineup on friday. With the change in coach this may change Roses role. So we will monitor his minutes upon his return and see if he is still the 6th man of the bench.

BOB- Ricky Rubio/ Dante Exum-Utah Jazz- Rubio suffered a hamstring strain on 1/7/19. An MRI revealed nothing more than a mild strain. So he could beat the two week time table it usually takes for grade 1 Hamstring strain. Exum is suffering from a left ankle sprain from 1/5/19 and is expected to miss a couple weeks. He was guarding Langston Galloway and stepped on Derrick Favors’ foot to roll his left ankle. With both men down look for Donovan Mitchell to take more point role.


BOB- Rodney Hood- Cleveland Cavaliers-Update 1/9/18: He is still dealing with some achilles pain.His Achilles issue will keep him out for six of his last eight games, and he could miss more time, too. At this point with the way the Cavs have been playing it is time to drop him and move on.

FSF- Gary Harris- Denver Nuggets-Update-1/9/19: Harris is suffering from a left hamstring tightness. He is questionable for Thursday against the Clippers. But it is more than likely the Denver Nuggets will realize he has past medical history with upper leg injuries.

BOB- Eric Gordon- Houston Rockets- Gordon is dealing with a bruised right knee that will have him day to day for now. He will be re evaluated at the end of the week Austin Rivers could have some value until Gordon and/or Chris Paul are back.

FSF-E’Twaun Moore- New Orleans Pelicans- Moore Is dealing with a left quad injury the injury kept him out of Wednesday’s game against the Cavs. The Pelicans don’t play again until Saturday in Minnesota, so maybe Moore will be able to return for that one.

BOB- JJ. Redick- Philadelphia 76er’s- Redick has been dealing with a lower back injury that had him ruled out for Wednesday’s game against the Wizards.

FSF- Devin Booker- Phoenix Suns-He was listed as doubtful or this game, and he’ll miss both games of a back-to-back set with a DNP on Tuesday. Booker had a back problem at the end of last month.

BOB- Iman Shumpert- Sacramento Kings- Shumpert is suffering from a sprained right index finger that has ruled him out the past 3 games. Bogdan Bogdanovic should start while Yogi Ferrell gets the backup minutes behind De’Aaron Fox.


BOB- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson- Brooklyn Nets-Update-1/8/19: Wednesday will mark RHJ’s fifth consecutive game on the sidelines, and it’s not a great sign that he’s getting ruled out a full day in advance of tip-off. He is another candidate to be dropped. Before his injury he was having a average season. The one bright spot is Demarre Carroll.

BOB- Will Barton- Denver Nuggets-Update-1/7/19: Mike Malone said that Will Barton (hip) continues to make progress and he hopes to have him back within the “next couple of weeks.” This is a guy who can win you a league possibly pick him up if you have an IR spot and wait for his return.

FSF- Lebron James- Los Angeles Lakers-Update 1/3/19:LBJ is not traveling with the team for friday’s game. Instead he will stay in LA to be Reevaluated if the test go well he can play in sundays match up against the Cavs.

BOB- Robert Covington- Minnesota Timberwolves-Update 1/10/19- Robert Covington (right ankle) remains out indefinitely, according to interim coach Ryan Saunders. Covington has a bone bruise in his ankle and an initial multi-week timetable seems accurate.

FSF- Moe Harkless- Portland Trail Blazers- Harkless is dealing with left knee soreness. It’s the same knee that has flared up on him several times this season.

FSF-Rudy Gay- San Antonio Spurs- Rudy Gay is dealing with a sprained left wrist and will not play on Wednesday or Thursday.


FSF- Kevin Love-Cleveland Cavaliers-Update 1/9/19: Kevin Love indicated during a recent interview that he may not make it back to the court until after the All-Star break.

BOB- Larry Nance Jr.-Cleveland Cavaliers- He is dealing with a knee injury. The Cavs are running out of bodies and Tristan Thompson (foot) is questionable, so coach Larry Drew may have to turn to Channing Frye and Ante Zizic way more than he wants to.

FSF-Myles Turner- Indiana Pacers- Myles Turner is suffering from a sore right shoulder and did not suit up Wednesday’s game in Boston. This will be the third consecutive game on the sidelines for Turner, and for now, we’ll be considering him questionable for Friday’s game in New York.

BOB- Jonas Valanciunas- Toronto Raptors- He is recovering from surgery to repair a left dislocated thumb. He has another 4 weeks timetable for his return. It sounds like we won’t see him again until mid-February, and it’ll be Serbe Ibaka getting more minutes.

Picks for the week:

Dr. Pagnani:

LaMarcus Aldridge -big man for the Spurs- starting to really find his stride, he is the main option for Popovich and he has a nice 2 man game going with De Rozan. Last night he put up 56 including 16 for 16 from the line. Aldridge will continue to get plenty of touches and he will take advantage, he has been averaging 27 a game over the last handful of games, grabs 8-9 boards as well
Bradley Beal-Guard for Washington gets the green light with John Wall out and he is pushing, getting 35+ minutes a game and over the bit has been exploding for 30 a game. Get this, over the past week (5 games) he has been shooting 88 percent from the line, 50 percent from the field and 42% from deep, he is a threat from anywhere, nothing to lose and no one that is going to get the rock in front of him
Andrew Wiggins-former #1 pick up in Minnesota has been heating up, I think because of the small market we forget about him but he is really gaining confidence and playing well lately. There are no distractions in Minnesota anymore and WIggins is looking to just put his head down and play ball. He put up 40 on OKC after 2 nights before giving the Lakers 28, he has a great running mate in Karl Anthony Towns who opens up the floor for Wiggins. Young guys in a small market

Dr. Feel:

Taking advantage of teams and players with 4-5 games this week
Austin Rivers is taking advantage of his opportunity in Houston as the PG/ SG harden needs to run with him. You are going to get good numbers out of him for the next two weeks.

Center For the Denver nuggets Nikola Jokic hit 11-of-21 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws for 29 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in 40 minutes of Tuesday’s win over the Heat. With 5 games lets lock him in and leave him. I think this guy is beginning to warm up more double double and triples on the way as the team is getting healthy.

Kyle Kuzma and yeah Bobby trying to help you break the streak with this one. I think you were right but for the wrong week. This week the Lakers have 4 Games with two games against the Jazz, Cavs that are very winnable. Look for some big stat lines this week. After he posted up a career high 41 points against Detroit.

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NBA Podcast: S2-Ep. 12

F Scott Feil, DPT






Kyrie Irving- Boston Celtics-Irving got poked in the eye during Monday’s loss to the Spurs, and he missed wednesday game and is questionable for friday’s game against the Timberwolves

Rajon Rondo- Los Angeles Lakers-Update:Rajon Rondo suffered a right ring finger sprain earlier last week. It was later determined that surgery would be required. Per the Lakers press release, Rondo is expected to make a full recovery in 4-5 weeks. Lonzo Ball is the primary beneficiary here. With both Rondo and LeBron James (groin) out of action.

Jeff Teague/Derek Rose- Minnesota Timberwolves-Teague has been dealing with ankle issues for most of his career. He is currently suffering from left ankle inflammation that has sidelined him since 12/17/18. Rose is dealing with a right ankle sprain. Teague and Rose are day to day. In the meantime tyus Jones looks like a strong pickup/streamer.

Kyle Lowry- Toronto Raptors-Update: Nick Nurse said that Kyle Lowry’s (back) return will be a matter of pain tolerance. Lowry received pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory injections for his lower back over the weekend, but Nurse re-iterated on Tuesday that he believes Lowry will be able to make it back to the court relatively soon. As of now he is labeled as doubtful for thursday. Fred VanVleet will continue to start while he’s out, and Kawhi Leonard will also see a slight uptick in usage.

John Wall- Washington Wizards- John Wall suffering from left heel pain from bone spurs will undergo a debridement and repair of a Haglund’s deformity and a chronic Achilles tendon injury in his left heel. He will have the surgery next week and Wall will be out for 6-8 months. Advice is to pick up Tomas Satoransky who we will talk about later in the podcast.




Kent Bazemore- Atlanta Hawks-Kent Bazemore right ankle sprain will miss at least the next two weeks of action for Atlanta. But with the atlanta hawks record. He should be out even longer than two weeks. Consider Kevin Huerter the main pick up.

Allen Crabbe-Brooklyn Nets-Update 1/2/19: Is suffering from right knee soreness. He has been diagnosed with a bruised fat pad in his right knee, which has caused the lingering soreness. After the 1-2 week period, the team will then determine the next phase in his return-to-play protocol. Treatment is as follows  Modifying or limiting positions and activities that increase pain. Stretching the quadriceps and hip flexor muscles may help to lessen some of the downward pressure the patella applies to the fat pad and of course ICE before and after activities.  It’s possible he could miss more than two weeks, This will again result in Rodions Kurucs earning another start and there will be more minutes available for DeMarre Carroll.

Jeremy Lamb- Charlotte Hornets- He is suffering from a right hamstring strain. He was ruled out of Wednesday’s game vs. Dallas , and there’s a decent chance he’ll miss the Hornets’ upcoming Saturday-Sunday, back-to-back set. Devonte’ Graham is expected to get the start in his place tonight, and he’s on the radar as a potential deep league streamer.

Eric Gordon- Houston Rockets- Gordon is dealing with a bruised right knee that will have him day to day for now. Austin Rivers could have some value until Gordon and/or Chris Paul are back.



Rondae Hollis-Jefferson- Brooklyn Nets-Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s groin injury is not as bad as his prior adductor strain, but that there is currently no timetable for his return. DeMarre Carroll will be the primary beneficiary while he’s out, and Jared Dudley could find himself back in the starting unit.

Lebron James- Los Angeles Lakers-Update 1/2/19:LBJ was able to get up some shots on Tuesday, which is the first time he’s been able to do that since sustaining the groin injury, so that’s a positive.Still consider him doubtful for fridays action.

Robert Covington- Minnesota Timberwolves- He did not suit up wednesday because he is suffering from a sore right ankle.This will be just the second missed game for Covington since donning a Timberwolves jersey, but considering it’s just a sore ankle, we wouldn’t expect this to be an extended absence.  

Rudy Gay- San Antonio SpursGregg Popovich was not optimistic when asked of Rudy Gay’s sore left wrist chances of suiting up for Thursday’s game against the Raptors.




Nikola Mirotic-New Orleans Pelicans PF/C- Update 1/2/19:Alvin Gentry indicated on Monday that Mirotic was nearing a return, but him getting ruled out a day in advance isn’t exactly encouraging. His next opportunity to play will come on Saturday in Cleveland, and for now, we’ll be considering him questionable for that one. Julius Randle will continue to start in his absence.




Cody Zeller-Charlotte Hornets-Zeller fractured his right hand in the third quarter of Monday’s victory over the Magic when his hand got caught in the jersey of Jerian Grant while setting a screen. Had surgery, out 4-6 weeks timetable for Zeller’s eventually return, but it will likely be weeks. Willy Hernangomez is expected to be the primary beneficiary and will be a popular waiver-wire pickup


Myles Turner- Indiana Pacers-Turner will need to be fitted for a mask after breaking his nose in monday’s game, but with the Pacers off until Friday, he might not need to miss any more time. Before the injury He came in averaging a massive 3.6 blocks in his previous seven games, to go along with 16.9 points (52.1% FGs, 69.2% FTs), 1.6 triples, 9.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.4 steals and only 1.4 turnovers.  So hope this continues moving forward.


Picks for the week:



  1. Gordon Hayward-SF-through up a donut the other night against the spurs and then followed up with a 35 point outing against Minnesota where he went 14-17.I think this is his wake up call, we have been waiting all year for him to get back into form and think this boosts his confidence and he slides back into the starting line up and becomes the guy that the Celts wanted. He shoots almost 90 percent from free throw line. Dallas, nets and pacers offer up a good schedule for him
  2. Rodney Hood-SG for Cleveland, just back into the starting line up after a 4 game stint on the bench due to a sore achilles, the lefty has a nice shot from deep and is a playmaker, he put up 13 his first game back including 3-4 from deep, we have talked about opportunities in Cleveland, Hood is a guy who will take advantage. Jazz, pelicans, pacers are up next, he starts it off with a return to where he started in Salt Lake
  3. JJ Redick-SG for the sixers, I have been holding off but I love this guy! Wherever he goes he produces, he is a threat as soon as he crosses half court, he put 27 on the suns the other night where he hit 5 bombs from deep and went 8/10 from the line. He averages 20 a game and in philly minutes will never be a problem for him. Mavs and then a back to back with the wizards.



  • Tomas Satoransky New Starting PG Washington Wizards scored 20 points with four rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday. He is a must add if you need a starting point guard with all around contributions to your line up with low end value. Keep in mind last year he did great in replacing Wall. So we can expect the same this year.


  • Grab Elfrid Payton New starting PG for New Orleans Pelicans if you have not already. In his second game back from injury. 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting, seven assists, two rebounds, two 3-pointers and four turnovers in 34 minutes. Payton missed 22 games with his injury and some rust was to be expected, but his conditioning is already good since it wasn’t a lower-body injury. New Orleans is now a combined 6-2 in games with Payton this season, and he’s been a strong per-game fantasy asset. He should already have been scooped off the waiver wire and just needs to stay healthy.
  • Justise Winslow New Starting PG of the Miami Heat with Goran Dragic out this guy has taken lead of this team putting up an absurd 22.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.3 steals, 2.0 triples and 1.7 turnovers on 59.2% shooting over his last three games. He is starting to come into his own leading Miami. He even has the backing of his coach Coach Erik Spoelstra recently called Winslow his starting PG for the foreseeable future.


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NBA Podcast: S2-Ep.11

F Scott Feil, DPT





Chris Paul-Houston Rockets- Another hit for the all star point guard. An MRI revealed Chris Paul has a Grade 2 left hamstring strain that he sustained on 12/20/18. This is the same Hamstring that limited him last month. He will be sidelined for at least 2-3 weeks and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks. In the meantime James Harden will see huge stat lines, Eric Gordon will get more shots, P.J. Tucker will play huge minutes leading to fantasy value.


Rajon Rondo- Los Angeles Lakers:Rajon Rondo suffered a right ring finger sprain in the game on tuesday against the warriors. He will not travel with the team to Sacramento for Thursday’s game. The team is really going to have to count on Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram for this game. The young stars will have to put it all together and prove the doubters that they are ready to take the next step.


Jeff Teague- Minnesota Timberwolves-Teague has been dealing with ankle issues for most of his career. He is currently suffering from left ankle inflammation that has sidelined him since 12/17/18. Teague isn’t expected to play on Friday against the Hawks, either, but there’s a chance he’ll be able to return to the court for Sunday’s game in Miami.  In the meantime look for Derek Rose to continue his dominance.

Kyle Lowry- Toronto Raptors- Lowry is past his quad issue but he now is dealing with a back injury. His status for now is day to day.Fred VanVleet will continue to start while he’s out, and Kawhi Leonard will also see a slight uptick in usage.



Allen Crabbe-Brooklyn Nets-Update 12/26/18: Is suffering from right knee soreness. Coach Kenny Atkinson said Allen Crabbe needs to go through 3-on-3 to get back into rhythm.This will again result in Rodions Kurucs earning another start and there will be more minutes available for DeMarre Carroll.

David Nwaba and Rodney Hood-Cleveland Cavaliers- Nwaba is dealing with a knee injury that held him out the last game. Rodney Hood is dealing with achilles soreness this plagued him last year towards the end of the year. So this is something to monitor. The big beneficiary of these injuries in Cedi Osman.



Lebron James- Los Angeles Lakers- MRI came back clean on LeBron James’ left groin strain and he is being listed as day-to-day.This is great news for LBJ, and while he is expected to miss at least a few games. We are going to say about 2 weeks to heal before playing on it. it’ll either be Josh Hart or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope moving into the starting five while James is out, and there will be more opportunity for guys like Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma.



Nikola Mirotic-New Orleans Pelicans PF/C-  He has been dealing with an ankle injury. He sat out 7 consecutive games with games this weekend consider him doubtful.

Serge Ibaka- Toronto Raptors-The curse lives my pick of the week last week is hurt. Is dealing with swelling is his right knee is questionable to play Friday against the Cavs.Ibaka missed Wednesday’s game due to swelling in his right knee, and with Friday’s game being the first of a back-to-back set, we’d peg him a bit closer to doubtful. If he’s out again tomorrow, Greg Monroe would be in line for another start and Chris Boucher will be able to get into the rotation.



Alex Len- Atlanta Hawks-  it appears his back flared up on him. He’s one of the more injury prone bigs out there, so it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see him sit out. The Hawks trainer  Lloyd Pierce acknowledged that the back issue is likely something he will be dealing with “throughout the year.” I expect big minutes coming to John Collins. Who is a guy we like this week. John is a guy that had an injury to start the season but now with an opening. He could be the break out guy you need.

Tysun Chandler- Los Angeles Lakers-Tyson Chandler played through his sore back on Christmas, but didn’t score and had just four rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes of the win over the Warriors. JaVale McGee is still out with pneumonia, but Ivica Zubac has been on fire for the last three games, and is getting the minutes in the middle for the Lakers right now. Look for the Lakers to continue to see what the young guy can do in the middle.

Mitchell Robinson- New York Knicks- Sorry scotty one of your guys is dealing with an left ankle injury that will sideline him for at least 3 games. But this does boost my pick of the week from last week Enes Kanter. Kanter has posted a double-double in three of his last four games


Picks for the week:


Dr. Pagnani:

  1. Kyle Kuzma-PF for the Lakers, the biggest deal for him is Lebron being out with the groin. Kuzma is out of the University of Utah so I like him already. For the month of December he has been averaging 21 a game. He will get more minutes with Bron out, and he has kings, clippers and kings again so I have him as having a good week coming up
  2. Thaddeus Young-PF for the Pacers, typically the only name we hear out of Indiana is Oladipo but Young is having a nice well-balanced season.  He is averaging 12, 6 boards and half a block but he put up 21 on Atlanta and Brooklyn last week. He has the hawks again and the bulls as 2 of the next 3 games.
  3. Jeremy Lamb, shooting guard for Charlotte, another guy who stays in shadows of a superstar but Lamb has been putting up some good numbers with all the focus on Kemba Walker.  He is putting up career high numbers with 15 a game but also getting about 6 boards and a couple assists a game. He is also shooting 86% from the charity stripe. Brooklyns, Wizards and magic make for a promising outing.

Dr. Feil:

Taking advantage of their opportunities is this weeks theme. That being said let’s jump into it.


  • John Collins of the atlanta hawks is a man who began the year on the injury report. Never could find his way off but the man is healthy once again. With the team looking to continue to grow the chemistry around the young team. Look for Collins to continue his dominance over the past week after posting 22 PPG 12.3 RPG 3 APG last week.


    • This week I am going to my team the New York Knicks. Going with the man that Bob chose last week in Enes Kanter. He is quickly becoming a double double machine in New York with injuries to his back up Mitchell Robinson. Look for Kanter to increase his number of 14.9 PPG 10.9 RPB 2.0 APG on the season.


  • Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix suns. We were all ready to call this man a bust a while back but over the past two weeks he has been a top 25 player. Ayton has double-doubled in five straight games, with the last for being 20/10 efforts..



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