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Players Listed As Questionable
Happy Wednesday! We have a loaded injury slate tonight with a ton of questionable tags. 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.
Atlanta is on the tail-end of a back-to-back and Murray missed last night due to an illness. I’m not sure if he will be back for tonight’s game, but if he isn’t look for all of the Hawks to pop again. Trae Young would be a top-overall play, while Bogdan Bogdanovic, De’Andre Hunter and AJ Griffin would be in play as well.
Luka Doncic + Kyrie Irving + Tim Hardaway Jr
Irving was in a walking boot after the last game, and I have no idea what to do here. If one of Luka/Irving plays they would be a great play, but if both play then that lessens the must-play potential. If both are out we will certainly get some value here — check back later on in the day.
Washington is one of the few teams on a back-to-back tonight and they were without Kyle Kuzma on Tuesday. It sounds like he will be out tonight, which boost both Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis. We also will see more playing time for Deni Avdija.
Haliburton has missed a few games for the Pacers, if he continues to be out tonight look for Andrew Nembhard and Benny Mathurin to be the big winners for DFS purposes.
Edwards missed their last game, but they have listed him and Karl-Anthony Towns as questionable for tonight. It sounds like Towns will play, but Edwards I think is a true GTD. Overal, Towns coming back muddles things in the front-court — but look for Mike Conley to get a nice boost should Edwards be out again.
This is a pretty big one, as Harden was confirmed questionable for tonight. If he’s out, look for Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey to be two of the top overall plays on the slate, with DeAnthony Melton would step into the starting lineup and he a top value play.
If Barnes misses, all of the Raptors starters would get projection and rate increases while Gary Trent would start and be a strong mid-tier play on all sites.
Tre Jones + Jeremy Sochan + Spurs
San Antonio is a legit mystery given they are on a back-to-back. We have Jones and Sochan listed doubtful, but they were without everyone last night and as of now we don’t know who will play and who won’t. This is one spot we will have to monitor up until lock.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)