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 Thursday night…
Players Listed As Questionable
We have a small four game NBA slate on tap tonight, with only a few key situations to monitor. As always, news can pop up throughout the day which will be dissected in our Discord and in the Final Thoughts cheat sheet.
This is definitely the biggest injury news on the slate. The big winners would be Kawhi Leonard, Norm Powell and John Wall who all sport 30%+ usage rates with George off the court this season. Powell and Kawhi see the biggest overall increases, while both see the largest fantasy point per minute increases as well.
John Konchar would likely start in Bane’s place and become a strong value play in DFS. We also see decent usage rate increases for both Dillon Brooks and Ja Morant. Brooks rises 3% to 28% overall, the second-highest number on the team. Morant already owns a massive usage rate, but with no Bane he averages a 37% rate and over 1.5 fantasy points per minute.
Bol Bol (Out)
Moe Wagner is still out, so with no Bol now we will see Wendell Carter and Mo Bamba soaking up the center minutes. Both are in play for tournaments on DraftKings, and are more in play for all formats over on FanDuel.
Eric Gordon (Doubtful)
This doesn’t seem like a big one on the surface, but it actually provides one of the top value plays on the slate. KJ Martin will start in Gordon’s place, and he’s priced at just $3,500 on DraftKings. Assuming that Gordon is officially ruled out, look for Martin to be one of the highest-owned players on Thursday night.
There are always more players listed as Q to play, but these are most of the bigger name ones (for now). I’ll always be in Discord to break down later injury news / any questions you have. You can get access to the Free channels by clicking here.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)