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 – Wednesday, January 10

Team Player Status If OUT
Hawks None
Nets Nik Stauskas Questionable Joe Harris (minutes)*
Caris LeVert (minutes)*
Nets Allen Crabbe Doubtful Joe Harris (minutes)*
Caris LeVert (minutes/usage)*
Nik Stuaskas (minutes)
Nets DeMarre Carroll Out Joe Harris (minutes)*
Caris LeVert (minutes/usage)*
Nik Stuaskas (minutes)
Hornets None
Bulls Nikola Mirotic Doubtful Lauri Markkanen (minutes)
Bobby Portis (minutes)*
Mavericks None
Nuggets None
Pistons None
Warriors Kevin Durant Probable Andre Iguodala (minutes)
Omri Casspi (minutes)
Stephen Curry (usage)*
Klay Thompson (usage)
Rockets James Harden Out Eric Gordon (minutes/usage)*
Gerald Green (minutes)
Chris Paul (usage)*
Ryan Anderson (usage)
Rockets Nene Questionable Clint Capela (minutes)
Tarik Black (minutes)
Pacers Myles Turner Doubtful Domantas Sabonis (minutes/usage)*
Al Jefferson (minutes)
Lance Stephenson (usage)
Bojan Bogdanovic (usage)
Pacers Domantas Sabonis Probable Thaddeus Young (minutes)
Clippers Blake Griffin Out Wesley Johnson (minutes)
Sam Dekker (minutes)
Montrezl Harrell (minutes/usage)
Lou Williams (usage)*
DeAndre Jordan (usage)*
Clippers Milos Teodosic Questionable Jawun Evans (minutes/usage)*
Tyrone Williams (minutes)
Lou Williams (usage)*
Grizzlies Andrew Harrison Probable Wayne Selden (minutes)
Mario Chalmers (minutes)
Grizzlies Chandler Parsons Out Jarell Martin (minutes)
JaMychal Green (minutes)
Brandan Wright (usage)
Heat James Johnson Suspension? Bam Adebayo (minutes)*
Kelly Olynyk (minutes/usage)*
Goran Dragic (usage)*
Josh Richardson (usage)*
Heat Tyler Johnson Questionable Wayne Ellington (minutes)*
Derrick Jones (minutes)*
Goran Dragic (usage)*
Kelly Olynyk (usage)*
Josh Richardson (usage)*
Bucks None
Timberwolves Jeff Teague Questionable Tyus Jones (minutes)
Jimmy Butler (usage)*
Andrew Wiggins (usage)*
Karl-Anthony Towns (usage)*
Jamal Crawford (usage)
Pelicans Anthony Davis Doubtful Dante Cunningham (minutes/usage)
Cheick Diallo (minutes/usage)
DeMarcus Cousins (usage)*
Jrue Holiday (usage)*
E’Twaun Moore (usage)*
Rajon Rondo (usage)*
Knicks Michael Beasley Questionable Doug McDermott (minutes)
Lance Thomas (minutes)
Willy Hernangomez (minutes/usage)
Thunder Andre Roberson Out Terrance Ferguson (minutes)
Magic None
Blazers Damian Lillard Questionable Shabazz Napier (minutes/usage)*
CJ McCollum (usage)*
Evan Turner (usage)
Pat Connaughton (usage)
Jazz Derrick Favors Probable Jonas Jerebko (minutes)
Thabo Sefolosha (minutes)
Rodney Hood (usage)
Wizards Otto Porter Probable Kelly Oubre (minutes/usage)
Bradley Beal (usage)
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