Could it be? Two nights in a row with very few injuries to track. Seems a little too good to be true but with most players either Probable or Out already it could be a night where we don’t have to shuffle our lineups at the last minute. Of course, this is the NBA so don’t be suprised if a big late-scratch comes 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 – Tuesday, February 6

Team Player Status If OUT
Bucks Matthew Dellavedova Out Tony Snell (minutes)
Sean Kilpatrick (minutes/usage)
Jason Terry (minutes)
Bucks Malcolm Brogdon Out Tony Snell (minutes)
Sean Kilpatrick (minutes/usage)
Jason Terry (minutes)
Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo Probable Tony Snell (minutes)
Sterling Brown (minutes)
Khris Middleton (usage)*
John Henson (usage)
Eric Bledsoe (usage)*
Cavaliers Kevin Love Out Channing Frye (minutes)
Jae Crowder (minutes)
Dwyane Wade (usage)
LeBron James (usage)*
Isaiah Thomas (usage)*
Cavaliers Dwyane Wade Questionable JR Smith (minutes)
Kyle Korver (minutes/usage)
Jeff Green (usage)
Celtics Shane Larkin Out Terry Rozier (minutes)
Celtics Greg Monroe Questionable Aron Baynes (minutes)
Daniel Theis (minutes)
Celtics Marcus Morris Questionable Jayson Tatum (minutes)
Daniel Theis (minutes/usage)
Kyrie Irving (usage)
Celtics Kyrie Irving Probable Terry Rozier (minutes/usage)*
Al Horford (usage)*
Marcus Morris (usage)
Jayson Tatum (usage)*
Grizzlies None
Hawks Ersan Ilyasova Probable John Collins (minutes)
Miles Plumlee (minutes/usage)
Kent Bazemore (usage)
Knicks Frank Ntilikina Questionable Trey Burke (minutes)
Lakers None
Magic Aaron Gordon Out Marreese Speights (minutes/usage)*
Mario Hezonja (minutes/usage)*
Khem Birch (minutes/usage)
Jonathan Simmons (usage)
Elfrid Payton (usage)
Nets Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Out Joe Harris (minutes/usage)
Jarrett Allen (minutes)
Nets Quincy Acy Questionable Joe Harris (minutes)
Jarrett Allen (minutes)
Raptors None
Rockets Trevor Ariza Out PJ Tucker (minutes)
Luc Mbah a Moute (minutes)
Chris Paul (usage)
James Harden (usage)*
Eric Gordon (usage)
Rockets Eric Gordon Probable Gerald Green (minutes)
Sixers Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot Probable Jerryd Bayless (minutes)
Suns Devin Booker Out Tyler Ulis (minutes/usage)*
TJ Warren (usage)*
Troy Daniels (usage)
Josh Jackson (usage)
Thunder None
Warriors David West Probable Kevon Looney (minutes/usage)
JaVale McGee (minutes)
Wizards None

 

 

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