Thursday NBA DFS: Injuries and Implications

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Sacramento @ Miami

DeAaron Fox has an abdominal injury that destroyed thousands of lineups on Tuesday night. Look for news tomorrow. If he doesn’t play, the Kings would be forced into playing George Hill. Unless Hill is off-limits due to the rumored deal with the Cavs. Frank Mason is out, so who would play point guard? Hopefully Vince Carter, but more likely Malachi Ricahardson, remember he played the point at ‘Cuse.

Zach Randolph is nursing a knee injury, while Koufos was out on Monday for rest, he should likely be active on Thursday.

Miami’s injury report has been comically long and stretched 4 players deep in the back-court. Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson missed the last two games, but were upgraded to probable today. Expect them to split the point guard minutes and Wayne Ellington to return to the shooting guard.

Washington @ Oklahoma City

Otto Porter left Monday’s game with a hip injury. In his stead, Kelly Oubre played 31 total minutes. If he can’t go expect Oubre in the starting lineup.

New York @ Denver

After being scratched on Tuesday night, Kristaps Porzingis is questionable and Kyle O’Quinn is probable. If Porzingis sits, Michael Beasley will once again be a solid value. He’s averaged 29 fantasy points in games where Zinger didn’t play.

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The Nuggets injury report had a surprise on it today. Gary Harris is questionable with a sore foot. If Harris can’t go, expect Will Barton to start in his place, while Jamal Murray gets a solid usage bump. Both have averaged over 30 fantasy points without Harris on the court this year.fantasy5x5dnpchart (4)

Minnesota @ Golden State

Jimmy Butler may have been saving himself for this one, but we won’t know until after Wolves shootaround. The sore knee has kept him out of three consecutive games. If he goes, the game could remain competitive. In November, the Warriors rolled to a 24 point victory.

Andre Iguodala should be good to go heading into Thursday after missing some time with a calf strain.

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