Buckle up it is going to be a wild ride on Friday’s 10-game NBA slate. There are a ton of impactful injuries to dissect and monitor. Key players already out or doubtful include Anthony Davis, Steph Curry, and Aaron Gordon. Check out the What If Matrix below for players to consider from their respective teams as many of them will be very highly owned on Friday’s DFS slate.

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 – Friday, March 9

Team Player Status If OUT
Bucks Tyler Zeller Questionable Thon Maker (minutes)
Bulls Robin Lopez Probable Cristiano Felicio (minutes)
Denzel Valentine (usage)
Bulls Paul Zipser Questionable Denzel Valentine (minutes)
Cavaliers Tristan Thompson Out Larry Nance Jr. (minutes)*
Ante Zizic (minutes)
Jordan Clarkson (usage)
Rodney Hood (usage)*
Clippers None
Grizzlies Chandler Parsons Out Dillon Brooks (minutes/usage)*
Myke Henry (minutes)
Grizzlies Andrew Harrison Out Xavier Rathan-Mayes (minutes)
Ben McLemore (minutes/usage)*
Kobi Simmons (minutes)
Wayne Selden (minutes/usage)
Grizzlies Mario Chalmers Out Xavier Rathan-Mayes (minutes)
Ben McLemore (minutes/usage)*
Kobi Simmons (minutes)
Wayne Selden (minutes)
Grizzlies Jarell Martin Questionable JaMychal Green (minutes)*
Ivan Rabb (minutes)
Hawks Malcolm Delaney Out Isaiah Taylor (minutes/usage)
Jaylen Morris (minutes)
Tyler Dorsey (minutes)
Jazz None
Kings De’Aaron Fox Questionable Frank Mason (minutes)*
Garrett Temple (minutes/usage)
Buddy Hield (usage)
Kings Willie Cauley-Stein Questionable Zach Randolph (minutes/usage)*
Kosta Koufos (minutes)*
Skal Labissiere (minutes)*
Frank Mason (usage)
Justin Jackson (usage)
De’Aaron Fox (usage)
Kings Zach Randolph Rest? Kosta Koufos (minutes)
Skal Labissiere (minutes)*
Garrett Temple (usage)
Bogdan Bogdanovic (usage)
Willie Cauley-Stein (usage)
Knicks Courtney Lee Out Frank Ntilikina (minutes)
Trey Burke (minutes/usage)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (minutes/usage)
Troy Williams (usage)
Lakers Brandon Ingram Out Kyle Kuzma (minutes)*
Isaiah Thomas (usage)
Brook Lopez (usage)
Julius Randle (usage)
Lakers Josh Hart Out Isaiah Thomas (minutes/usage)*
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (minutes)
Magic Aaron Gordon Out Mario Hezonja (minutes/usage)*
Jonathan Isaac (minutes)*
Jonathan Simmons (usage)*
Nikola Vucevic (usage)*
Magic Evan Fournier Out Jonathan Simmons (minutes/usage)*
Mario Hezonja (minutes)*
Nikola Vucevic (usage)*
Magic DJ Augustin Probable Shelvin Mack (minutes)*
Nuggets None
Pacers Darren Collison Questionable Cory Joseph (minutes/usage)
Joe Young (minutes)
Victor Oladipo (usage)
Domantas Sabonis (usage)
Pelicans Anthony Davis Doubtful Emaka Okafor (minutes/usage)
Cheick Diallo (minutes/usage)
Nikola Mirotic (minutes/usage)*
Jrue Holiday (usage)*
Darius Miller (usage)
Pelicans Cheick Diallo Questionable Emaka Okafor (minutes)
Nikola Mirotic (minutes)*
Pistons Stanley Johnson Doubtful Luke Kennard (minutes)
James Ennis (minutes)
Blake Griffin (usage)
Raptors Delon Wright Out Fred VanVleet (minutes)
Norman Powell (minutes)
Raptors OG Anunoby Out Norman Powell (minutes)
CJ Miles (minutes)
DeMar DeRozan (usage)
Kyle Lowry (usage)
Rockets Ryan Anderson Out PJ Tucker (minutes)
Luc Mbah a Moute (minutes)
James Harden (usage)*
Chris Paul (usage)*
Joe Johnson (usage)
Rockets Brandan Wright Out Nene Hilario (minutes)
Rockets Clint Capela Probable Nene Hilario (minutes)
Tarik Black (minutes)
James Harden (usage)*
Chris Paul (usage)*
Rockets Joe Johnson Probable Gerald Green (minutes)
Rockets Nene Hilario Probable Tarik Black (minutes)
Trail Blazers Moe Harkless Probable Evan Turner (minutes)
Shabazz Napier (minutes)
Warriors Stephen Curry Out Shaun Livingston (minutes)*
Quinn Cook (minutes)
Kevin Durant (usage)*
Klay Thompson (usage)*
Nick Young (usage)*
JaVale McGee (usage)
Draymond Green (usage)*
Warriors Jordan Bell Out JaVale McGee (minutes)*
Kevon Looney (minutes)
David West (minutes)
Warriors Klay Thompson Probable Nick Young (minutes/usage)*
Kevin Durant (usage)*
JaVale McGee (ussage)
Quinn Cook (usage)
Warriors Andre Iguodala Questionable Nick Young (minutes/usage)*
Omri Casspi (minutes/usage)
JaVale McGee (usage)
Warriors David West Questionable JaVale McGee (minutes)*
Kevon Looney (minutes/usage)
Wizards Otto Porter Questionable Kelly Oubre (minutes/usage)*
Markieff Morris (minutes)*
Bradley Beal (usage)


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