This will be the last NBA What If Matrix article for this season. I think it was a good addition to our NBA content over the last few months and one we will consider again for next season. If you have any feedback on the article hit me up on Twitter (@Rotopilot).

Tuesday’s six-game slate has a few injury situations to monitor so pay attention to the late-breaking news and adjust those DFS lineups accordingly.

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 – Tuesday, March 20

Team Player Status If OUT
Celtics Marcus Smart Out Terry Rozier (minutes)
Shane Larkin (minutes/usage)
Abdel Nader (minutes/usage)
Jayson Tatum (usage)*
Celtics Kyrie Irving Out Terry Rozier (minutes/usage)
Shane Larkin (minutes/usage)
Al Horford (usage)*
Marcus Morris (usage)*
Jayson Tatum (usage)*
Greg Monroe (usage)
Celtics Jaylen Brown Out Terry Rozier (minutes)
Shane Larkin (minutes)
Abdel Nader (minutes)
Al Horford (usage)*
Marcus Morris (usage)*
Jayson Tatum (usage)*
Greg Monroe (usage)
Clippers Tobias Harris Questionable Montrezl Harrell (minutes)*
Wesley Johnson (minutes)
Hawks John Collins Out Dewayne Dedmon (minutes)
Mike Muscala (minutes)
Hawks Kent Bazemore Out Tyler Dorsey (minutes/usage)
Damion Lee (minutes)
Dennis Schroder (usage)
Taurean Prince (usage)*
Jazz Derrick Favors Out Jonas Jerebko (minutes)
Jae Crowder (minutes)*
Donovan Mitchell (usage)*
Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. Out Yogi Ferrell (minutes/usage)*
JJ Barea (minutes/usage)*
Kyle Collinsworth (usage)
Dirk Nowitzki (usage)
Harrison Barnes (usage)
Mavericks JJ Barea Probable Yogi Ferrell (minutes/usage)*
Kyle Collinsworth (minutes/usage)
Doug McDermott (minutes)
Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith Probable Doug McDermott (minutes)
Kyle Collinsworth (minutes)
Mavericks Harrison Barnes Probable Doug McDermott (minutes)
Jalen Jones (minutes)
Dirk Nowitzki (usage)
JJ Barea (usage)*
Yogi Ferrell (usage)*
Dwight Powell (usage)
Mavericks Nerlens Noel Questionable Dwight Powell (minutes)
Pelicans None
Pistons Reggie Jackson Questionable Ish Smith (minutes)*
Jameer Nelson (minutes)
Stanley Johnson (usage)
Reggie Bullock (usage)
Rockets None
Suns TJ Warren Doubtful Josh Jackson (minutes/usage)*
Troy Daniels (minutes/usage)
Shaq Harrison (minutes/usage)
Suns Devin Booker Questionable Josh Jackson (minutes/usage)*
Troy Daniels (minutes/usage)*
Shaq Harrison (minutes/usage)
Suns Tyson Chandler Questionable Alex Len (minutes)
Dragan Bender (minutes)
Marquese Chriss (minutes)
Thunder None
Timberwolves None
Trail Blazers Shabazz Napier Questionable Evan Turner (minutes)

 

 

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