Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Tuesday 11/01/16
It's a big Tuesday of NBA DFS, and with a big slate usually comes big injuries. There are several already announced that will be crucial to take into account when constructing your rosters tonight. As always, be on the lookout for late-breaking news that could impact your lineups as we get close to roster lock.
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
Ricky Rubio has been diagnosed with a sprained elbow and he will be out indefinitely. It seems like Kris Dunn is the favorite to get the nod in the starting lineup tonight. If that happens, he makes for an extremely intriguing DFS option at near minimum price. He has already performed well in his minutes off the bench, and if he can be counted on for 30 minutes against the Memphis Grizzlies, his upside and defensive ability makes him the best punt play of the night.
Jahlil Okafor, Philadelphia 76ers
Jahlil Okafor will sit out tonight in the first half of a back-to-back, and with Joel Embiid planning to play 24 minutes, it could finally be the night to roster Okafor. Even in 24 minutes, with Okafor and Nerlens Noel out, the Philadelphia 76ers have nothing else in their frontcourt. Embiid's usage rate is already 44.5%, so at his price tag of just $4,500 on FanDuel, 24 minutes of Embiid could easily get you 20 FanDuel points. Just to put things into perspective, Embiid is already averaging 1.33 FanDuel points per minute as a pro.
Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz
Derrick Favors has been back for the Jazz over the last few games, but it looks like he is ready to resume his role in the starting lineup for the Utah Jazz. He looked good in only 20 and 23 minutes, respectively, over his last two games. If he is ready for more minutes, which appears to be the case, it puts him into the DFS conversation tonight. He should have a big role in the offense until Gordon Hayward is back.
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
Kevin Durant tweaked his ankle a bit towards the end of the Golden State Warriors' game against the Phoenix Suns two nights ago, but all signs point to him playing on Tuesday. However, it is worth monitoring because if he is out or limited at all, it could give several different Warriors a huge boost against the Portland Trail Blazers, especially Stephen Curry.
LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge sat out for the San Antonio Spurs on the second night of a back-to-back against on Sunday, but after the day off on Monday, it looks like all the Spurs will be available for this game against the Utah Jazz. Pau Gasol takes a hit with Aldridge presumably being back in the lineup -- as does Dewayne Dedmon and David Lee.
Omri Casspi, Sacramento Kings
Omri Casspi's role with the Sacramento Kings has diminished with the addition of Matt Barnes. After being scratched with an illness on Monday, he could be in danger of missing another game on Tuesday. if that happens, Barnes and Rudy Gay will have to pick up the slack, and both would be in play against the Miami Heat.
Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Tony Allen is close to making his return for the Grizzlies, but with the team on the first leg of a back-to-back tonight, it would be a surprise to see the season debut of the Grindfather. Allen is reportedly targeting Wednesday for his return. If he is out today, Andrew Harrison and Wade Baldwin IV will likely see the biggest boost in minutes against the Minnesota Timberwolves.