The injury situations for Tuesday’s big 11-game NBA slate seem to be increasing as the day goes on making tough lineup decisions potentially even tougher with so many good options on consider from cheap value plays all the way up to high-priced studs.

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 – Tuesday, March 13

Team Player Status If OUT
Bulls Paul Zipser Out Denzel Valentine (minutes)
Cavaliers Rodney Hood Questionable Kyle Korver (minutes)*
Larry Nance Jr. (usage)*
Jordan Clarkson (usage)
Cavaliers Tristian Thompson Out Larry Nance Jr. (minues)*
Ante Zizic (minutes)
Jordan Clarkson (usage)
Cavaliers Cedi Osman Out Jeff Green (minutes)*
Clippers None
Hawks Kent Bazemore Out Tyler Dorsey (minutes/usage)*
Josh Magette (minutes/usage)
Dennis Schroder (usage)*
Taurean Prince (usage)*
Hawks Malcolm Delaney Out Isaiah Taylor (minutes)
Tyler Dorsey (usage)*
Josh Magette (usage)
Hawks Dennis Schroder Probable Isaiah Taylor (minutes/usage)*
Taurean Prince (usage)*
Tyler Dorsey (usage)*
Hornets Michael Carter-Williams Out Malik Monk (minutes/usage)
Hornets Cody Zeller Questionable Willy Hernangomez (minutes/usage)
Jazz Raul Neto Out Alec Burks (minutes)
Knicks Lance Thomas Questionable Michael Beasley (minutes)
Knicks Enes Kanter Questionable Kyle O’Quinn (minutes)
Luke Kornet (minutes/usage)*
Lance Thomas (usage)
Michael Beasley (usage)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (usage)
Lakers None
Magic Evan Fournier Out Jonathan Simmons (minutes/usage)*
Mario Hezonja (minutes)*
Nikola Vucevic (usage)*
Magic Aaron Gordon Out Mario Hezonja (minutes)*
Jonathan Isaac (minutes)*
Jonathan Simmons (usage)*
Nikola Vucevic (usage)*
Mavericks Wesley Matthews Out Doug McDermott (minutes)
Yogi Ferrell (minutes/usage)
JJ Barea (minutes/usage)
Dorian Finney-Smith (minutes)
Dirk Nowitzki (usage)
Dwight Powell (usage)
Mavericks Dorian Finney-Smith Probable Doug McDermott (minutes)
Nets Jarrett Allen Questionable Jahlil Okafor (minutes)
D’Angelo Russell (usage)
Nuggets None
Pacers None
Pelicans None
Pistons Dwight Buycks Doubtful Luke Kennard (minutes/usage)
Pistons Reggie Bullock Questionable Stanley Johnson (minutes)
Luke Kennard (minutes)
Blake Griffin (usage)
James Ennis (usage)
Pistons Stanley Johnson Questionable Reggie Bullock (minutes)
James Ennis (minutes)
Raptors None
Sixers Dario Saric Questionable Ersan Ilyasova (minutes)*
Richaun Holmes (minutes)
Robert Covington (usage)*
Ben Simmons (usage)*
Joel Embiid (usage)*
Spurs LaMarcus Aldridge Questionable Davis Bertans (minutes/usage)*
Rudy Gay (minutes/usage)*
Dejounte Murray (usage)
Manu Ginobili (usage)
Kyle Anderson (usage)
Suns Devin Booker Probable Troy Daniels (minutes)
Shaq Harrison (minutes/usage)
TJ Warren (usage)*
Josh Jackson (usage)*
Suns TJ Warren Probable Josh Jackson (minutes/usage)*
Troy Daniels (minutes/usage)
Alex Len (usage)
Suns Josh Jackson Probable Troy Daniels (minutes)
Devin Booker (usage)*
Shaq Harrison (usage)
Thunder Steven Adams Questionable Patrick Patterson (minutes)*
Jerami Grant (minutes/usage)*
Russell Westbrook (usage)*
Corey Brewer (usage)*
Paul George (usage)*
Carmelo Anthony (usage)
Timberwolves None
Wizards None

 

 

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