Is Anthony Edwards Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Status Updates and News vs. Nuggets)

Jason Schandl
Is Anthony Edwards playing tonight? Latest injury status updates and news for Jan. 18 Timberwolves vs Nuggets game.
Is Anthony Edwards playing tonight? Latest injury status updates and news for Jan. 18 Timberwolves vs Nuggets game. /

The Minnesota Timberwolves are playing on ESPN tonight, taking on the Denver Nuggets as they fight to climb in the crowded Western Conference standings.

Already playing without Karl-Anthony Towns since late November, the Wolves can't afford much more bad news on the injury front. That's why fans are so dialed in to Anthony Edwards' status heading into this one.

Is Anthony Edwards Playing Tonight Against Denver?

The latest news on Anthony Edwards' injury status is that he is questionable with left hip soreness. Edwards has been battling this soreness since suffering a left hip contusion at the end of December, but so far has yet to miss a game because of it. The closest he came was being ruled out in the middle of last week's game against the Detroit Pistons, but he actually ended up returning to that game and playing the entire fourth quarter. He's also still topped 36 minutes in three of his last five contests.

At this point the questionable tag is feeling like a formality, and if you had to guess it's hard not to assume he's going to suit up for this one. Either way, we'll keep you posted and update this section once his status is officially announced.

Anthony Edwards Fantasy Outlook and Prop Bets

FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds have the Timberwolves as 8-point underdogs in this one, and that line being relatively close is a good sign that the markets are expecting Edwards to be full-go. Prop bets aren't up for this one yet, but you'll want to keep in mind that Ant is averaging 26.8 points, 3.0 3-pointers, 4.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game in his last four full contests (excluding that limited game he played against Detroit last week).

Despite the injuries, Edwards is also an intriguing DFS play tonight with a $8,600 price-tag on FanDuel. The Wolves are playing down in pace against the Nuggets, but Denver's struggles with defensive efficiency (allowing a top-10 effective field goal percentage to opponents) and this game's high 236.5-point over/under make it a plus spot for Edwards from a fantasy perspective.

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