Welcome to a new article I’m trying out called “NBA What If”. 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 tip off, 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 – Monday, January 8

Team Player Status If OUT
Hawks None
Nets DeMarre Carroll Out Joe Harris (minutes)*
Allen Crabbe (minutes/usage)*
Nik Stauskas (minutes)
Caris LeVert (usage)
Nets Caris LeVert Probable Joe Harris (minutes)*
Allen Crabbe (minutes/usage)*
Nik Stauskas (minutes)
DeMarre Carroll (usage)
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (usage)
Bulls Nilola Mirotic Doubtful Lauri Markkanen (minutes)*
Bobby Portis (minutes)*
Cavaliers None
Nuggets None
Pistons Andre Drummond Probable Boban Marjanovic (minutes)*
Eric Moreland (minutes)
Stanley Johnson (usage)
Avery Bradley (usage)
Tobias Harris (usage)
Ish Smith (usage)
Luke Kennard (usage)
Reggie Bullock (usage)
Pistons Stanley Johnson Questionable Reggie Bullock (minutes)
Avery Bradley (usage)
Tobias Harris (usage)
Ish Smith (usage)
Warriors Andre Iguodala Probable Omri Casspi (minutes/usage)
Nick Young (minutes/usage)
Warriors Omri Casspi Probable Andre Iguodala (minutes)
Warriors Draymond Green Probable Jordan Bell (minutes)*
Stephen Curry (usage)*
Kevin Durant (usage)*
Andre Iguodala (usage)
Warriors Kevin Durant Questionable Andre Iguodala (minutes/usage)*
Omri Casspi (minutes)
Stephen Curry (usage)*
Klay Thompson (usage)
Nick Young (usage)
Rockets Nene Out Clint Capela (minutes)
Taik Black (minutes)
Rockets James Harden Out Eric Gordon (minutes/usage)*
Gerald Green (minutes)*
Chris Paul (usage)*
Ryan Anderson (usage)*
Trevor Ariza (usage)*
Pacers Bojan Bogdanovic Probable Lance Stephenson (minutes)
Darren Collison (usage)
Victor Oladipo (usage)*
Clippers Blake Griffin Doubtful Montrezl Harrell(minutes)*
Sam Dekker (minutes)
Lou Williams (usage)*
DeAndre Jordan (usage)*
Wesley Johnson (usage)
Clippers Milos Teodosic Doubtful Jawun Evans (minutes)*
Tyrone Wallace (minutes)*
Clippers Austin Rivers Out Jawun Evans (minutes)*
Tyrone Wallace (minutes)*
CJ Williams (minutes)
Lou Williams (usage)*
DeAndre Jordan (usage)*
Bucks None
Timberwolves None
Pelicans None
Spurs Kawhi Leonard Questionable Kyle Anderson (minutes)*
Bryn Forbes (minutes)
Tony Parker (usage)
LaMarcus Aldridge (usage)*
Spurs Danny Green Doubtful Kyle Anderson (minutes)*
Bryn Forbes (minutes/usage)
Patty Mills (minutes)
Brandon Paul (minutes)
Dejounte Murray (usage)
LaMarcus Aldridge (usage)
Kings Zach Randolph Questionable Willie Cauley-Stein (minutes/usage)*
Skal Labissiere (minutes)*
Kings George Hill Questionable De’Aaron Fox (minutes/usage)*
Buddy Hield (minutes)
Bogdan Bogdanovic (minutes)
Kings Frank Mason Questionable De’Aaron Fox (minutes)*
Raptors None


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