Thursday’s NBA trades at the deadline will have a significant impact on Friday’s slate. Many of the players changing addresses will likely not play tonight opening up playing time and DFS consideration for numerous players. There are also a few injury situations to watch, so be sure to check out the What If Matrix as news rolls in.

This article will attempt to list all of the relevant injury situations to monitor for the day’s NBA slate and provide guidance on which players will benefit with either an increase in minutes or usage or both if that player is ruled out. I will also place an asterisk (*) by players that I think are worth DFS consideration if that player is ruled out. Players that have been out for at least five consecutive games I will not list as general playing time and usage patterns should be established.

This will NOT be an interactive article that is continually updated throughout the day as I hope to capture all of the potential relevant injury situations that could impact DFS lineups for the night and pre-determine what players benefit. Ideally, you monitor late-breaking news leading up to tipoff, find out a player is ruled out and come check the matrix below to see who the players are you should consider for your DFS lineups based on that news.

This article series will be a work in progress and I welcome any and all feedback on its usefulness and format either in the Comments below or directly to me on Twitter @Rotopilot.

NBA What If – Friday, February 9

Team Player Status If OUT
Bucks Matthew Dellavedova Out Eric Bledsoe (minutes)
Sean Kilpatrick (minutes/usage)
Jason Terry (minutes)
Bucks Malcolm Brogdon Out Tony Snell (minutes)
Sterling Brown (minutes)
Sean Kilpatrick (usage)
Bucks John Henson Probable Thon Maker (minutes)
Tyler Zeller (minutes)
Eric Bledsoe (usage)
Jabari Parker (usage)
Khris Middleton (usage)
Bulls Lauri Markkanen Probable Bobby Portis (minutes)*
Paul Zipser (minutes)
Justin Holiday (usage)
Denzel Valentine (usage)
Cavaliers George Hill Doubtful Jose Calderon (minutes/usage)
Cavaliers Jordan Clarkson Doubtful JR Smith (minutes/usage)*
LeBron James (usage)*
Cavaliers Rodney Hood Doubtful Kyle Korver (minutes/usage)*
Cedi Osman (minutes/usage)*
LeBron James (usage)*
Cavaliers Larry Nance Jr. Doubtful Jeff Green (minutes/usage)*
Celtics None
Clippers Milos Teodosic Questionable Avery Bradley (minutes/usage)
Tyrone Wallace (minutes)
Clippers Austin Rivers Questionable Avery Bradley (minutes)
Tyrone Wallace (minutes)
Danilo Gallinari (usage)
Lou Williams (usage)
Hawks Marco Belinelli Probable Tyler Dorsey (minutes)
John Collins (usage)
Heat Kelly Olynyk Out Bam Adebayo (minutes)*
James Johnson (minutes)*
Tyler Johnson (usage)
Heat Wayne Ellington Probable Dwyane Wade (minutes)
Tyler Johnson (minutes)
Heat Dwyane Wade Probable Wayne Ellington (minutes)
Tyler Johnson (minutes)
Hornets None
Jazz Jae Crowder Doubtful Joe Ingles (minutes)
Royce O’Neale (minutes)
Jazz Derrick Rose Questionable Raul Neto (minutes)
Kings De’Aaron Fox Questionable Bogdan Bogdanovic (minutes)*
Kings Garrett Temple Questionable Buddy Hield (minutes)
Justin Jackson (minutes)
Nuggets Mason Plumlee Out Trey Lyles (minutes/usage)
Darrell Arthur (minutes/usage)
Nuggets Torrey Craig Probable Will Barton (minutes)
Malik Beasley (minutes)
Pacers Darren Collison Out Cory Joseph (minutes/usage)
Joe Young (minutes)
Victor Oladipo (usage)*
Domantas Sabonis (usage)
Bojan Bogdanovic (usage)
Pacers Victor Oladipo Probable Lance Stephenson (minutes/usage)*
Bojan Bogdanovic (minutes/usage)*
Domantas Sabonis (usage)
Thaddeus Young (usage)
Cory Joseph (usage)
Pelicans None
Pistons Jameer Nelson Questionable Langston Galloway (minutes)
Dwight Buycks (minutes)
Pistons James Ennis Questionable Stanley Johnson (minutes)
Rockets Eric Gordon Questionable Gerald Green (minutes/usage)*
Markel Brown (minutes)
Clint Capela (usage)
Rockets Ryan Anderson Questionable PJ Tucker (minutes)
Luc Mbah a Moute (minutes)
James Harden (usage)*
Chris Paul (usage)*
Gerald Green (usage)
Sixers Joel Embiid Questionable Amir Johnson (minutes)
Richaun Holmes (minutes/usage)*
Dario Saric (usage)*
Ben Simmons (usage)*
Robert Covington (usage)*
JJ Redick (usage)*
Timberwolves None
Trail Blazers None

 

 

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