There are plenty of injury situation to evaluate and keep an eye on leading up to tipoff of Monday’s eight-game NBA slate. So, monitor the newswire and come back here to see who benefits in the What If Matrix.

Programming Note: I will be on vacation (Vegas, baby!) starting on Wednesday this week, so I will only be writing my NBA What If Matrix and NBA Hot Sheet articles today and tomorrow (Tuesday). These will also be my last NBA articles of the season as we plan to wrap up all of our NBA coverage at the end of this week so that we can turn our attention to the upcoming MLB season next week.

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.

NBA What If – Monday, March 19

Team Player Status If OUT
Bucks Tyler Zeller Questionable Thon Maker (minutes)
Bulls Kris Dunn Out Cameron Payne (minutes)*
Jerian Grant (minutes)
Denzel Valentine (usage)*
Antonio Blakeney (usage)
Bulls Zach LaVine Out Justin Holiday (minutes)
Antonio Blakeney (minutes)
Denzel Valentine (minutes)*
Bulls Lauri Markkanen Out Bobby Portis (minutes/usage)*
Noah Vonleh (minutes)
Cristiano Felicio  (minutes)
Denzel Valentine (usage)*
Bulls Noah Vonleh Questionable
Cavaliers Cedi Osman Out Jeff Green (minutes)*
Cavaliers Rodney Hood Out Jordan Clarkson (minutes)
JR Smith (minutes)
Kyle Korver (minutes)
Cavaliers Larry Nance Jr. Out Jeff Green (minutes)*
Ante Zizic (minutes)
George Hill (usage)
Cavaliers Kyle Korver Questionable Jordan Clarkson (minutes)
JR Smith (minutes)
George Hill (usage)*
Cavaliers Kevin Love Questionable Jeff Green (minutes/usage)*
Ante Zizic (minutes)
LeBron James (usage)*
Grizzlies Andrew Harrison Questionable Mario Chalmers (minutes)
Wayne Selden (minutes/usage)
Grizzlies Marc Gasol Questionable Deyonta Davis (minutes)*
Jarell Martin (minutes/usage)*
Tyreke Evans (usage)*
JaMychal Green (usage)*
Heat Dwyane Wade Out Tyler Johnson (minutes)
Wayne Ellington (minutes)*
Heat Hassan Whiteside Out Kelly Olynyk (minutes)*
Bam Adebayo (minutes)*
James Johnson (minutes)*
Josh Richardson (usage)
Goran Dragic (usage)*
Hornets Cody Zeller Out Frank Kaminsky (minutes)
Willy Hernangomez (minutes)
Hornets Nicolas Batum Out Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (minutes)
Jeremy Lamb (minutes/usage)*
Kings None
Knicks Courtney Lee Questionable Frank Ntilikina (minutes)
Trey Burke (minutes/usage)
Lakers None
Nets Dante Cunningham Out Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (minutes)*
Jarrett Allen (minutes)*
Jahlil Okafor (usage)
Nets Allen Crabbe Probable Caris LeVert (minutes)*
Joe Harris (minutes)
Nuggets Garry Harris Out Will Barton (minutes/usage)*
Devin Harris (minutes/usage)
Jamal Murray (usage)
Pacers Domantas Sabonis Out Trevor Booker (minutes)
Thaddeus Young (minutes/usage)*
Myles Turner (usage)
Pacers Myles Turner Questionable Al Jefferson (minutes)*
Lance Stephenson (usage)
Pistons None
Sixers None
Spurs None
Warriors Stephen Curry Out Quinn Cook (minutes)
Shaun Livingston (minutes)
Nick Young (usage)
Andre Iguodala (usage)
Draymond Green (usage)*
Warriors Klay Thompson Out Nick Young (minutes/usage)
Quinn Cook (usage)
Draymond Green (usage)*
Warriors Kevin Durant Out Andre Iguodala (minutes/usage)
Nick Young (usasge)
Draymond Green (usage)*
Warriors Omri Casspi Out Jordan Bell (minutes)
Warriors Quinn Cook Probable Shaun Livingston (minutes)
Warriors Andre Iguodala Probable Jordan Bell (minutes)
Nick Young (minutes)
Warriors Kevon Looney Probable Jordan Bell (minutes)
Warriors Zaza Pachulia Probable JaVale McGee (minutes)
Warriors Patrick McCaw Probable Nick Young (minutes)
Quinn Cook (minutes)

 

 

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