NBA Injury Report – 3/2/20

NBA Injury Report
3/2/20
By: Derek Grant @DJG2018

NBA Injury Report

 

 

Key Injuries

G Damian Lillard POR – OUT
Dame Dollar will continue to sit out tonight as he will continue to heal for the next game Wednesday vs the Wizards. This season, he’s averaging 29.5ppg, 4.4rpg, and 7.9apg along with 1 steal per game

G Luka Doncic DAL – PROBABLE
Luka is on track to play tonight vs the Bulls. This season, he’s averaging 28.6ppg, 9.4rpg, and 8.8apg along with 1 steal per game

G Zach LaVine CHI – DOUBTFUL
Lavine will most likely not play tonight vs the Mavs. This season, he’s averaging 28.6ppg, 4.8rpg, and 4.2apg along with 1.5 steals per game

F Kristaps Porzingis DAL – OUT
Porzingis will not play tonight vs the Bulls. This season, he’s averaging 19.2ppg, 9.3rpg, and 1.6apg along with 2 blocks per game

F Aaron Gordon ORL – QUESTIONABLE
Gordon status is in the air as they host the Blazers. This season, he’s averaging 14.4ppg, 7.6rpg, and 3.5apg along with 0.6 blocks per game

F Khris Middleton MIL – PROBABLE
Middleton will play tonight vs the Heat. This season, he’s averaging 21.1ppg, 6.3rpg, and 4.2apg along with 1 steal per game

F LaMarcus Aldridge SAS – QUESTIONABLE, but more so DOUBTFUL
Aldridge is questionable, but did not participate in the morning shootaround. This season, He’s avg 18.8ppg, with 7.5rpg, and 2.4apg

C Andre Drummond CLE – DOUBTFUL
Mr. double-double Drummond played 36 minutes Saturday vs the Pacers, but rejoined the injury report. This season, he’s avg 17.3ppg, with 15.3rpg, and 2.7apg.

THE REST

C Tristian Thompson CLE – OUT
G Seth Curry DAL – QUESTIONABLE

C Clint Capela ATL – OUT
F Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM – OUT
F Brandon Clarke MEM – OUT
C Dewayne Dedmon ATL – OUT
F Brandon Clarke MEM – OUT
G Tyler Herro MIA – OUT
G Dante Exum CLE – OUT
C Meyers Leonard MIA – OUT
G DeAndre Bembry ATL – OUT
F Skal Labissiere ATL – OUT
G Grayson Allen MEM – OUT
F Jeremy Lamb IND – OUT
G Jalen Brunson DAL – OUT
G Lauri Markkanen CHI – OUT
G Darius Garland CLE – OUT
G Cam Reddish ATL – QUESTIONABLE
G Dennis Smith NYK – OUT
F Chandler Hutchinson CLE – OUT
C Jakob Poeltl SAS – OUT
G Kris Dunn CHI – OUT
F Luke Kornet CHI – OUT
G Anfernee Simons POR – QUESTIONABLE
G Kyle Krover MIL – OUT
C Willie Cauley-Stein DAL – QUESTIONABLE

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NBA Stars & Scrubs – 2/20/20

NBA Stars & Scrubs
Written by: DFS_Shepsheet
2/20/20

 

 

Draftkings Salaries are listed first Fanduel Salaries are listed second

NBA is finally back. We had a nice week off with an exciting All Star Weekend. Aaron Gordon was robbed again, and the All Star Game’s new format brought some great competition in the 4th quarter. Was great to see the players out there actually trying. We finished strong before the break, now lets keep this streak going. We haven’t received much news as to players being out, so as of right now, all the players are priced accordingly. We will need to stay focused on news to come if we get any at all.

Guards

Coby White (4,700) (4,600) – Kriss Dunn has missed the last few games for CHI, allowing for other guys to step in and step up. Coby White has definitely taken advantage of this. Coming off a 39 fpt performance, and 2 over 30 fpts in his last 3 games. He did have a dud in there of only 17 fpts when they faced PHI who are a very good defensive team. Tonight he has an easy matchup in CHA where he should be able to reach that 30 fpt mark again. CHA is ranked 26th in DEF rating, and they are allowing the 10th most fpts to the SG position. White plays at the SG position 70% of the time. At his price, 7x is not out of reach for this matchup.

Josh Richardson (4,200) (5,000) – The price difference is a little steep with JRich. Even though he only takes up 8% of salary on either site, 6x value may be a little tougher to reach on FD. I still think he is very much in play here tonight. After missing some time, his first few games back he seen limited minutes. In the last game before break, he seen his normal 30+ and went for 33 fpts facing a tough Clippers team. Tonight he is facing BKN. BKN is actually ranked 8th in the league in DEF rating. JRich is primarily a SG playing 91% from this position. The matchup here is pretty tough for him, BKN is allowing the 12th least amount of fpts to SGs. I think on Draftkings 6x will be much easier to reach than on FD, but can definitely get you there.

Duncan Robinson (4,900) (4,200) – If your playing on FD and you don’t want to go the JRich route… Duncan Robinson should be your pivot. The price difference here is the opposite. Draftkings has him priced much higher, he eats up 12% of Draftkings salary, but only 7% of Fanduel salary. Facing an ATL team allowing the most fpts in both the SG and SF positon. Robinson splits both these positions pretty evenly, playing both a little more than 40% of the time. My projection model currently has him projected at 31 fpts. Which is still 6x value on Draftkings, but a much better value for you on FD. He also is taking about 8 3 pointers a game. ATL is allowing the 6th most 3 pt attempts in the league. If his 3’s are falling tonight, could be in for a monster game. Other

Guards I like ( Eric Gordon, De’Aaron Fox, Damion Lee)

Forwards

Robert Covington (5,500) (6,000) – Since joining HOU, Covington has had some great games. 3 out of 6 he has reached over 33 fpts. Tonight he is facing the Warriors. Ranked the 6th worst DEF rating team in the league. DVP wise he has a middle of the pack matchup. The Warriors are allowing the 13th least amount of fpts to the PF position where Covington has played 100% of the time since joining the Rockets. My projection model currently has him projected at 35 fpts. Right around 6x value. With 2 algorithms I run, at the PF position he is currently ranked number 1 in one of the algorithms, and 2 in the other. So according to my algos I have him in the best spot out of all forwards tonight.

Shaq Harrison (3,000) (3,700) – Popping up everywhere as the highest pt/$ on the slate as of right now. With Chandler Hutchinson out, Shaw should see an expanded role tonight. At pretty much bare minimum price on FD and the bare minimum on DK, he is at a great value. Currently projected to see 25 mins, My projection model has him at an outstanding 10x value for DK tonight. Projected at 30 fpts. Facing CHA who is allowing the 14th most fpts to the SF position. He should be able to reach value at his price.

Other Forwards I like ( Jimmy Butler, Bogdan Bogdanovich, Bam Adebayo)

Centers

Joel Embiid (9,000) (9,600) – Centers vs BKN, need I say more? BKN is allowing the 4th most fpts to Cs on the year. With Embiids talent, he should be able to exploit this matchup and have a great night. He will most likely be the highest owned player on the slate due to this matchup.

Daniel Gafford (3,000) (3,700) – After missing some time before the break, Gafford is expected to be a full go for tonight. We seen Gafford price be up to close to 5k before his injury. Facing a CHA team allowing the 6th most fpts to Cs he in a great spot tonight. I don’t see how he doesn’t get you at least 6x value.

Other Centers I like (Marquese Chriss, Brook Lopez)

NBA Value Street – 2/20/20

NBA Value Street
2/20/20
By Dylan Thompson

 

 

After a All-Star break that seemed like forever I think we are all ready to get back into some basketball Dfs. Good luck tonight, and let’s find some value.

PG Goran Dragic

He will be facing in Atlanta Hawks team that really doesn’t play perimeter defense, and at a price of $5100 I just can’t ignore him. In recent games it has been hit or miss with him, but when he hits he hits big. Tonight I will be looking for him to get us close to a 6X return. We all know this young man can shoot, and tonight there are going to be plenty of opportunities for open shots.

SG Bogdan Bogdanovic

At a price tag of $4600 I love this guy tonight. He will be facing a Memphis grizzlies team that is 26th in the league when it comes to defending the shooting guard position. When given the minutes, we know he can produce, and tonight I believe he does just that. I think tonight is the night we see at least a 5X return from him.

SF Jae Crowder

Facing in Atlanta Hawks defense that is dead last when it comes to giving up fantasy points to the SF position, Crowder is in a prime spot to ball out tonight. In four out of six last games he has returned at least 6X value with two of those contest giving us a return of 9X. His price tag is only at $4500 which is too cheap in my opinion, and is why I will be liking him in both my cash and GPP lineups.

PF Nemanja Bjelica

When this young man gets hot it is very hard to stop him, I see you tonight being a night where he gets hot quick. His price tag is up a little bit to $5300, but that is not enough to scare me away from him. In three out of his last four games he has been able to return at least 5.5 X, and it should be able to do the same tonight against a grizzlies team that gives up a good amount of fantasy points to opposing power forwards.

C Marquese Chriss

Even though his price tag is at $5900 I cannot look away from this young man tonight. He has been on an absolute terror as of recent. Handing out a return of at least 6X in four out of his last six games, if you are looking to pay down at the center position tonight this is where I would do it. Houston has been OK at defending this position, but I believe he is just too good.

Good luck to everyone tonight, now let’s get this money!