Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Thursday 11/10/16
Thursday in NBA DFS gives us a slight reprieve from the injury craziness of Wednesdays and Fridays, but there are still several, including multiple injuries for the Denver Nuggets that are shaping tonight's potential lineups.
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
It seems like there is a chance that Stephen Curry could miss tonight's game. Curry rolled his ankle in Wednesday's game and had to leave to get re-taped. He returned to the game and said he is going to play tonight. However, with Curry's history of ankle issues earlier in his career, it's not that cut and dry.
On the second night of a back-to-back set, don't bank on him being in the Golden State Warriors' lineup or playing huge minutes until there is confirmation of either. Plus, even though nothing has been announced, the Warriors are only six-point favorite tonight, signaling Vegas might think Curry has a chance to rest in this game.
Update: Curry is, in fact, playing tonight.
Darrell Arthur will miss his third straight game tonight, and in the Denver Nuggets' last two games without him, Kenneth Faried has played 24 and 28 minutes. With Wilson Chandler sitting out tonight, as well, Faried has a great shot to play at least 20 minutes. No Nuggets big man has been playing 30 minutes, though, so even on the short slate, trying to predict Denver's frontcourt rotation is like playing the lottery.
Gary Harris saw a season high 30 minutes in the Nuggets' last game, and he might be good for that many again tonight without Chandler and Will Barton. Danilo Gallinari and Jameer Nelson should also see their minutes increased, as well, to make up for the lack of wing depth.
Larry Nance, Los Angeles Lakers
Larry Nance Jr. is still in the league's concussion protocol, but it looks like is close to being cleared. That could happen by tonight's game -- or it might not. If Nance is active and ready to resume playing minutes in the mid 20s, he might be an excellent contrarian play on tonight's slate. However, that information might not come out until well after rosters lock. If Nance sits, Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle seem to be the biggest beneficiaries, but keep an eye on his status either way.