Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip.
Adam Shaheen caught all four of his targets for 41 yards and one touchdown against the Lions on Sunday. Trubisky has favored tight ends in a major way this season, targeting them on 30 percent of his throws. Shaheen — a 2017 second-round pick — played a career-high 44 snaps in Week 11 but was on the field for only 18 of the team’s 33 pass plays. Dion Sims is dealing with an illness and is expected to resume a sizable role once healthy. That would leave Shaheen without a clear path to consistent targets. Shaheen remains a terrific dynasty hold and might find himself in the TE1 discussion in 2018 or 2019, but he’s not a worthwhile add in season-long leagues.
After starting the 2017-18 season a surprising 4-0 without All-Star guard Chris Paul, traded to the Houston Rockets over the summer, the Clippers have subsequently lost 11 out of their past 12 games, including their most recent nine in a row.
Injuries to starters Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari and Milos Teodosic have been a big factor in the Clippers’ swoon, and the situation went from bad to worse Wednesday when Beverley underwent season-ending microfracture surgery on his right knee. Without Beverley, can the Clippers realistically rally from their hole and reach the postseason? If not, they have some tough decisions ahead.