Almost every team on Wednesday’s seven-game NBA slate has at least one player out or with their status up in the air. On a slate with a lot of high-priced stars in good spots finding some cheap value could allow you to fit in more than one.

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 7

Team Player Status If OUT
Bucks Tyler Zeller Doubtful Thon Maker (minutes)
Bulls Paul Zipser Doubtful Denzel Valentine (minutes)
David Nwaba (minutes)
Justin Holiday (minutes)
Bulls Justin Holiday Probable Denzel Valentine (minutes/usage)
David Nwaba (minutes)
Bobby Portis (usage)
Cavaliers Tristan Thompson Out Larry Nance Jr. (minutes)*
Ante Zizic (minutes)
Jordan Clarkson (usage)
Rodney Hood (usage)
Cavaliers Jeff Green Questionable Larry Nance Jr. (minutes)*
Cedi Osman (minutes/usage)
Grizzlies Andrew Harrison Out Ben McLemore (minutes/usage)*
Wayne Selden (minutes/usage)
Xavier Rathan-Mayes (minutes)
Kobi Simmons (minutes)
Grizzlies Tyreke Evans Out Ben McLemore (minutes)*
Wayne Selden (minutes)
Xavier Rathan-Mayes (minutes)
Kobi Simmons (minutes/usage)
Marc Gasol (usage)*
Dillon Brooks (usage)
Grizzlies Mario Chalmers Out Ben McLemore (minutes/usage)*
Wayne Selden (minutes)
Xavier Rathan-Mayes (minutes)
Kobi Simmons (minutes)
Grizzlies Jarell Martin Questionable JaMychal Green (minutes)*
Ivan Rabb (minutes)
Jazz Derrick Favors Probable Jonas Jerebko (minutes/usage)
Ekpe Udoh (minutes/usage)
Donovan Mitchell (usage)
Kings Willie Cauley-Stein Out Skal Labissiere (minutes)*
Kosta Koufos (minutes)*
Frank Mason (usage)
De’Aaron Fox (usage)
Zach Randolph (usage)*
Kings Skal Labissiere Questionable Zach Randolph (minutes/usage)*
Lakers Josh Hart Out Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (minutes)*
Isaiah Thomas (minutes/usage)*
Brook Lopez (usage)
Lakers Brandon Ingram Out Kyle Kuzma (minutes)*
Isaiah Thomas (usage)*
Julius Randle (usage)*
Brook Lopez (usage)
Magic None
Nuggets None
Pacers Trevor Booker Probable Domantas Sabonis (minutes)
Thaddeus Young (minutes)
Pelicans Anthony Davis Probable Nikola Mirotic (minutes/usage)*
Cheick Diallo (minutes/usage)
Emeka Okafor (minutes/usage)
E’Twaun Moore (usage)*
Jrue Holiday (usage)*
Pistons Luke Kennard Probable Stanley Johnson (minutes)
Dwight Buycks (minutes)
Pistons Stanley Johnson Questionable Luke Kennard (minutes)
James Ennis (minutes)
Ish Smith (usage)
Blake Griffin (usage)
Raptors Delon Wright Questionable Fred VanVleet (minutes)
Raptors OG Anunoby Questionable Malcolm Miller (minutes)
CJ Miles (minutes)
Kyle Lowry (usage)
DeMar DeRozan (usage)
Rockets Ryan Anderson Doubtful Trevor Ariza (minutes)*
PJ Tucker (minutes)
Luc Mbah a Moute (minutes)
James Harden (usage)*
Chris Paul (usage)*
Rockets Joe Johnson Questionable Eric Gordon (minutes)*
Gerald Green (minutes)
Rockets Brandan Wright Questionable Nene Hilario (minutes)


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