Whew! That was the most exhausting and time-consuming NBA What If analysis for a four-game slate ever. Injury situations in Boston and Golden St. with numerous players out or questionable. There are also injuries to keep an eye on LA, Orlando and Sacramento. Be sure to watch the injury news for Wednesday night.

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 – Wednesday, March 14

Team Player Status If OUT
Bucks None
Celtics Marcus Smart Out Terry Rozier (minutes/usage)*
Shane Larkin (minutes/usage)*
Abdel Nader (minutes/usage)
Jayson Tatum (usage)*
Celtics Kyrie Irving Out Terry Rozier (minutes/usage)*
Shane Larkin (minutes/usage)*
Abdel Nader (minutes)
Marcus Morris (usage)*
Greg Monroe (usage)*
Celtics Jaylen Brown Out Terry Rozier (minutes)*
Shane Larkin (minutes)*
Abdel Nader (minutes)
Marcus Morris (usage)*
Jayson Tatum (usage)*
Celtics Daniel Theis Out Aron Baynes (minutes)
Greg Monroe (minutes/usage)*
Marcus Morris (usage)*
Celtics Al Horford Out Aron Baynes (minutes)
Greg Monroe (minutes/usage)*
Marcus Morris (usage)*
Jayson Tatum (usage)*
Terry Rozier (usage)*
Heat Hassan Whiteside Out Bam Adebayo (minutes)*
Kelly Olynyk (minutes/usage)*
James Johnson (minutes)
Josh Richardson (usage)
Heat Dwyane Wade Out Tyler Johnson (minutes)*
Wayne Ellington (minutes)
Justise Winslow (minutes)
Kings Skal Labissiere Questionable Zach Randolph (minutes/usage)
Kosta Koufos (minutes)
Kings Zach Randolph Rest? Skal Labissiere (minutes)*
Kosta Koufos (minutes)
Willie Cauley-Stein (usage)
De’Aaron Fox (usage)
Bogdan Bogdanovic (usage)
Lakers Kyle Kuzma Questionable Travis Wear (minutes/usage)
Ivica Zubac (minutes)
Isaiah Thomas (usage)
Magic Evan Fournier Out Mario Hezonja (minutes)
Jonathan Simmons (minutes/usage)
Nikola Vucevic (usage)*
Aaron Gordon (usage)*
Magic Aaron Gordon Questionable Mario Hezonja (minutes/usage)*
Jonathan Isaac (minutes)
Jonathan Simmons (usage)
Nikola Vucevic (usage)*
Warriors Draymond Green Out Jordan Bell (minutes)
Omri Casspi (minutes)*
Kevin Durant (usage)*
Klay Thompson (usage)*
JaVale McGee (usage)
Warriors Stephen Curry Out Nick Young (minutes/usage)*
Shaun Livingston (minutes)
Quinn Cook (minutes)
Kevin Durant (usage)*
Klay Thompson (usage)*
Andre Iguodala (usage)*
Warriors David West Out Kevon Looney (minutes/usage)
Jordan Bell (minutes)
Warriors Andre Iguodala Probable Omri Casspi (minutes/usage)*
JaVale McGee (usage)
Warriors Jordan Bell Probable Kevon Looney (minutes)
Omri Casspi (minutes)*
Warriors Klay Thompson Questionable Nick Young (minutes/usage)*
Kevin Durant (usage)*
JaVale McGee (usage)
Andre Iguodala (usage)*
Wizards None

 

 

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