Tuesday’s eight-games only has a couple situations to monitor for potential inactives as of midday. Of course, things can change in a hurry so keep monitoring injury news all the way to tipoff.

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 6

Team Player Status If OUT
Clippers None
Hawks Malcolm Delaney Out Isaiah Taylor (minutes/usage)
Tyler Dorsey (minutes)
Hawks DeAndre Bembry Out Tyler Dorsey (minutes)
Taurean Prince (minutes)
Hawks Kent Bazemore Questionable Tyler Dorsey (minutes)
Dennis Schroder (usage)
Taurean Prince (usage)
Heat Wayne Ellington Questionable Rodney McGruder (minutes)
Luke Babbitt (minutes)
Dwyane Wade (usage)
Hornets Michael Carter-Williams Out Malik Monk (minutes)
Julyan Stone (minutes/usage)
Hornets Marvin Williams Questionable Frank Kaminsky (minutes)*
Nicolas Batum (usage)*
Jeremy Lamb (usage)
Knicks None
Mavericks Wesley Matthews Out Doug McDermott (minutes/usage)
Yogi Ferrell (usage)
JJ Barea (usage)
Dirk Nowitzki (usage)
Nets None
Nuggets None
Pelicans Emeka Okafor Questionable Nikola Mirotic (minutes)*
Cheick Diallo (minutes)
Raptors OG Anunoby Out CJ Miles (minutes)*
Malcolm Miller (minutes)
Kyle Lowry (usage)
DeMar DeRozan (usage)
Rockets Joe Johnson Out Eric Gordon (minutes)*
Rockets Ryan Anderson Out Trevor Ariza (minutes)*
PJ Tucker (minutes)
Luc Mbah a Moute (minutes)
James Harden (usage)*
Chris Paul (usage)*
Rockets Brandan Wright Out Nene Hilario (minutes)
Sixers None
Thunder Carmelo Anthony Probable Jerami Grant (minutes/usage)
Corey Brewer (minutes)
Patrick Patterson (minutes)
Paul George (usage)*
Terrance Ferguson (usage)
Russell Westbrook (usage)*
Trail Blazers Moe Harkless Questionable Evan Turner (minutes)
Shabazz Napier (minutes)
Damian Lillard (usage)*
Warriors Stephen Curry Probable Shaun Livingston (minutes/usage)
Quinn Cook (minutes)
Kevin Durant (usage)*
Klay Thompson (usage)*
Nick Young (usage)
Draymond Green (usage)
Warriors Shaun Livingston Questionable Nick Young (minutes)
Wizards Kelly Oubre Questionable Jodie Meeks (minutes)



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