Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 13 Days

Anderson Varejao (shoulder) is a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with the Hawks.

Varejao has rejoined the team in Atlanta, giving him a chance to play through his sprained AC joint. He'll come off the bench and cut into some of Spencer Hawes' upside if he does suit up.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 13 Days

Anderson Varejao (sprained right AC joint) is expected to join the Cavaliers in Atlanta and he could play Friday vs. the Hawks.

The Cavs have won six of their past seven games and trail the eighth-place Knicks by only two games, so Varejao may press the issue to help his team keep up their momentum. He'll play limited minutes in a reserve role, as he has since Spencer Hawes was acquired, so there's minimal upside here for fantasy owners.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 16 Days

Anderson Varejao was diagnosed with a sprained right AC joint and has been ruled out for Wednesday vs. the Magic.

There's a decent chance he's out for the season, but there is no timetable given on his possible return just yet. The AC joint allows a player to raise his hands above his head, which is obviously a very important thing to do when grabbing rebounds. Varejao suffered the injury on Sunday and he was not able to return. There is no reason to own in him in almost any format. Tyler Zeller fill AV's spot in the rotation while Tristan Thompson and Spencer Hawes should see a few extra minutes.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 17 Days

Anderson Varejao suffered a right shoulder sprain on Sunday and is doubtful to return.

There's certainly a chance he'll miss time here and the Cavs will likely give him an MRI. Varejao just can't stay healthy these days and his fantasy owners should probably just cut him outright. Spencer Hawes, Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller should get more playing time.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 17 Days

Anderson Varejao suffered an arm injury against the Pacers on Sunday and went to the locker room.

He was grabbing at his shoulder and continued to play was his arm was dangling on the one possession he played before going to the locker room. Varejao ran to the locker room under his own power and is likely being evaluated right now. If he needs to miss time, Tristan Thompson, Spencer Hawes and Tyler Zeller would benefit.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 21 Days

Anderson Varejao came off the bench and had 12 points, 16 rebounds and a steal on 5-of-9 shooting in 31 minutes on Wednesday.

He double-doubled on Saturday, posted a dud on Sunday, and looked great again tonight. He's worth owning in all leagues and might have ruined the fantasy value of Spencer Hawes in the process. But if the Cavaliers continue to blow games and fall out of the playoff race, Varejao remains a shutdown candidate.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 24 Days

Anderson Varejao followed up Saturday's double-double with only four points and four rebounds vs. the Knicks on Sunday.

AV also turned the ball over three times in 20 minutes off the bench. This game underscores his lack of fantasy appeal now that Spencer Hawes is dominating minutes at center and the Cavs are determined to limit Varejao's playing time.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 29 Days

Anderson Varejao came off the bench for 16 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and a block in 26 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Heat.

He had two points and 12 rebounds on Sunday, meaning he's averaging 11.5 boards and 2.0 steals over his last two games. If you need a big man, he's worth a look now that he appears to be healthy again. And the Cavs have a decent fantasy playoff schedule, going 4-3-3 over the next three weeks.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 1 Month

Anderson Varejao grabbed 12 rebounds on Sunday for his first double-digit game since returning to action in mid-March, but he added only two points and one steal in 19 minutes.

Varejao's boards were nice and he played well during his limited stints. Fantasy owners should leave him on the scrap heap, however, since Spencer Hawes is playing well as a starter and the Cavs are determined to limit AV's playing time.

Anderson Varejao PF/C CLE 1 Month

Anderson Varejao was quiet in 15 minutes of action on Wednesday, scoring six points on 3-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds.

Varejao was set to play 15 minutes heading into tonight and the Cavs kept him exactly at that mark. Until he shows he can stay on the court for longer stretches owners can watch this action from the wire in most standard formats.