Just a small four-game slate in the Association on Monday night, however, there are a few key players that have already been ruled out which opens up some value DFS options. There are also a few situations to monitor just in case other players that are expected to suit up turn into late-scratches.

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 – Monday, March 12

Team Player Status If OUT
Bucks None
Grizzlies Mario Chalmers Out Xavier Rathan-Mayes (minutes)
Kobi Simmons (minutes)
Grizzlies Marc Gasol Probable Deyonta Davis (minutes)
Jarell Martin (minutes/usage)*
Ivan Rabb (minutes)
Wayne Selden (usage)
Dillon Brooks (usage)*
JaMychal Green (usage)*
Heat Dwyane Wade Out Wayne Ellington (minutes)
Tyler Johnson (minutes)
Heat Hassan Whiteside Out Kelly Olynyk (minutes/usage)*
James Johnson (minutes/usage)*
Bam Adebayo (minutes)*
Josh Richardson (usage)
Wayne Ellington (usage)
Kings Skal Labissiere Questionable Zach Randolph (minutes)
Kosta Koufos (minutes/usage)*
Kings Zach Randolph Rest? Skal Labissiere (minutes)*
Kosta Koufos (minutes)*
Bogdan Bogdanovic (usage)
Willie Cauley-Stein (usage)*
De’Aaron Fox (usage)
Rockets James Harden Probable Eric Gordon (minutes/usage)*
Joe Johnson (minutes/usage)
Gerald Green (minutes/usage)
Chris Paul (usage)*
Spurs LaMarcus Aldridge Out Davis Bertans (minutes)*
Rudy Gay (minutes/usage)
Joffrey Lauvergne (minutes)
Dejounte Murray (usage)
Pau Gasol (usage)*
Thunder Terrance Ferguson Out Corey Brewer (minutes)*
Nick Collison (usage)
Thunder Steven Adams Questionable Patrick Patterson (minutes)*
Nick Collison (minutes)
Jerami Grant (minutes/usage)*
Russell Westbrook (usage)*
Paul George (usage)*
Carmelo Anthony (usage)
Trail Blazers None

 

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