J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 29 Days

J.J. Hickson had surgery on Tuesday to repair his torn right ACL.

Hickson, who is owed a guaranteed $11 million over the next two seasons, may not be fully recovered in time for opening day of the 2014-15 season. The Nuggets are currently relying on Timofey Mozgov, Jan Vesely and Anthony Randolph to step up with both Hickson and JaVale McGee out of the picture with injuries.

J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 1 Month

An MRI on Saturday revealed J.J. Hickson suffered a torn right ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

He suffered the injury on Friday night in the fourth quarter and this is the first noteworthy knee injury of his career. Hickson will likely miss the beginning of next year due to the injury and will remain under contract with the Nuggets. With Hickson out, the Nuggets will likely go with a smaller lineup and actually went with a lineup of Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, Evan Fournier and Darrell Arthur for most of the time following Hickson's injury in the fourth. Timofey Mozgov will continue to start while the team is expected to increase Jan Vesely's minutes. Anthony Randolph and Darrell Arthur also project to get more playing time.

J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 1 Month

J.J. Hickson (right knee) will not play against the Wizards on Sunday night.

The team is still awaiting the results of his MRI and we'll pass along those results upon their release. Darrell Arthur and Anthony Randolph figure to get more action with Timofey Mozgov not really capable of playing big minutes. Hickson fantasy owners can look to cut him in a do-or-die situation.

J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 1 Month

J.J. Hickson suffered a right knee sprain on Friday and will have an MRI on Saturday.

He played well with 18 points and eight boards against the Mavericks and the extent of his sprain is not known. Considering the team will give him an MRI, chances are he could miss Sunday's game vs. the Wizards. Timofey Mozgov would see more minutes at center while Anthony Randolph could get in the mix more.

J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 1 Month

J.J. Hickson scored 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting with 11 rebounds in Monday's win over the Clippers.

True to form Hickson hit just 3-of-7 free throws and had no other stats. If you're punting 6-7 categories or in a format that rewards scoring and rebounding he could be worth a look, but in the rest of the free world he needs big nightly performances in those two strong areas to be rostered in reasonably sized leagues.

J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 1 Month

J.J. Hickson came off the bench for 11 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's loss.

Despite being replaced in the starting lineup by Timofey Mozgov, Hickson is playing well off the bench, averaging 13 points and eight rebounds over his last five games.

J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 1 Month

J.J. Hickson came off the bench for 12 points, nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks in just 19 minutes on Sunday, as the Nuggets fell on the road in New Orleans.

Hickson continues to play well in limited minutes off the bench, a role in which he's averaging 9.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. He made 6-of-9 FGs tonight but also committed seven turnovers and went 0-of-2 at the FT line. He's shooting an abysmal 52.2 percent from the charity stripe this season, on 4.0 attempts per game, which is reason enough to avoid him in most eight- and nine-category leagues.

J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 2 Months

J.J. Hickson played just 15 minutes on Friday, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with five rebounds and one block.

Hickson blocked five shots and went for 16 and five on Wednesday but here is your most recent evidence that he can't be trusted. He hovers around the bottom of the top 200 in standard formats.

J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 2 Months

J.J. Hickson came off the bench to hit 8-of-10 shots for 16 points, five rebounds and a season-high five blocks in 26 minutes on Wednesday.

The Nuggets are really trying to make Timofey Mozgov their starting center, but it doesn't seem to be working. Meanwhile, Hickson has played well off the bench and is outplaying Mozgov, averaging 12.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over his last five.

J. J. Hickson PF/C DEN 2 Months

J.J. Hickson came off the bench on Thursday with 14 points, seven boards and four fouls in 22 minutes vs. the Nets.

He shocked the NBA world with a career-high 25 boards on Tuesday and tonight's line is a much more fair expectation. Hickson shot 6-of-10 from the line tonight, which is just another issue in his game as a fantasy player. If there's a guy on the wire who you don't think will stay there for long, it's not a bad idea to cut Hickson and his low upside.