NBA DFS is widely popular among DFS players, but also one of the most time consuming to research. Players rest and sit-out daily, and this makes accurate minutes projections some of the most valuable information when building lineups. DFS Karma does the work for you in our Projections Portal — with minutes, fantasy points, value and more rates projected out nightly in an easy to read table. You can gain access to the projections by signing up for an NBA premium subscription here. This article will aim to identify some of the important injury situations to monitor throughout the day, and give you an idea of where to go if/when news breaks. Let’s get into Monday…
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Happy Monday family! It was a fun NFL Sunday, but now we can really focus in on the NBA until the Super Bowl. We have 0 teams on back-to-backs tonight, but still some big teams to monitor. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have already been ruled out for the Lakers which puts a lot of focus on the Lakers/Nets game for DFS. I’ll highlight the big names to watch and I’ll be around to answer any questions throughout the day in Discord. You can join the Discord for free here.
Luka has been banged up as of late and this is the clear biggest news on the slate. He missed their last game which resulted in massive minutes for Spencer Dinwiddie and a few other Mavs. Overall, Josh Green would start in his place and we would be looking at 3+ Mavs players in our builds again with Christian Wood still out for this team as well. Dinwiddie and Hardaway would be locks for me, with Finney-Smith, Green and Powell all in play as well.
I don’t think Embiid will miss tonight, but this would obviously change the outlook of the slate. We’ve seen PJ Tucker start in his place recently when out, but Montrezl Harrell would see a huge role increase and he a top value option. James Harden would a top overall play and both Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris would have higher ceiling projections.
Another spot that would change the entire slate — if he’s out we can lock in both of Dejounte Murray and Bogdan Bogdanovic. John Collins and DeAndre Hunter would be thrust into a bigger role as well, but Murray would be arguably the top play on the slate if Young misses.
This is a sneaky important one because if he’s out we would see Seth Curry start but it really helps out Nicolas Claxton. Kyrie gets a higher ceiling projection as well, since he can take on more assists.
Nurkic being out would likely allow Drew Eubanks to step into the starting lineup and become a viable value play on all sites. The remaining starters would all get rate increases, with the biggest winner being Jerami Grant.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)