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Players Listed As Questionable
Happy Tuesday! We have a small six game NBA DFS slate tonight highlighted by LeBron James as he approaches history and the all-time NBA scoring record. There doesn’t seem to be much injury news to watch as of now, but things can change quickly in the NBA especially with a few teams on back-to-backs. 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.
Much like LeBron James, it feels like Rudy Gobert has been listed as questionable to play for the last month. It also seemed like he had made his way back before missing a game last week. It’s the same situation every time that his status is in question – if he’s out we lock in Naz Reid in all formats and it helps Anthony Edwards become more of a top play as well.
LeBron is approaching history, he needs less than 40 points to break Kareem’s record but I think it’s very likely he wants to do it on Thursday night, against the Bucks, on TNT. That being said, he is always listed Q to play but there’s no reason to expect him to miss this game. If he does, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook get sizable boosts but it’s likely that James is active against OKC tonight.
This is the biggest news on the slate in my opinion because I think it’s 50/50 if he plays. If he misses, both Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson would get big boosts and be top options in all formats. We would also likely see big minutes from Immanuel Quickley who should start in place of Barrett. This will be the spot that changes the slate, because if he’s out playing 3+ Knicks is definitely a possibility.
Jaden McDaniels and Taurean Prince would get the biggest boosts — could be a thin MIN team here if both Gobert and Anderson miss this game.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)