Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Monday 11/28/16
Monday's seven-game slate has its fair share of injuries, but they seem to be condensed into just three or four games.
The Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat are most impacted from a volume standpoint, but the biggest two notes from tonight's injury report are a couple of big men who could open up a lot of value on their respective teams.
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors
The biggest question mark is Draymond Green, who missed Saturday's game and is listed as questionable for tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. He is reportedly going to test his ankle at shootaround, so keep an eye on the news from that. If Green misses another game, it might be the best news for Paul Millsap, but on Saturday Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson all had huge games, so expect that trio to pick up most of the slack if Green is absent.
Al Horford, Boston Celtics
When you see Al Horford on the injury report, it might send send shivers down your spine considering he is coming off missing nine games with a concussion. However, the big man has been playing well, and tonight, he is out due to a fantastic reason: the birth of his second child. Tyler Zeller and Kelly Olynyk will take up the minutes at center, while Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas should pick up the scoring to make up for his absence.
The Heat are going through it right now, and they may be really thin at guard tonight. Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters will both be out tonight as will Justise Winslow. Goran Dragic said he hopes to play tonight, but he is also questionable, alongside Hassan Whiteside, who cropped up on the injury report with a sore left knee. It could be the Josh Richardson show tonight in Miami tonight, so stay tuned because if Dragic and Whiteside are out, Richardson, James Johnson, Rodney McGruder, and Derrick Williams might be the lone sources of offense.
The Hornets aren't as banged up as Miami is, but they are still dealing with a couple of key injuries. The good news for them is Nicolas Batum is probable tonight after missing Charlotte's last game. Jeremy Lamb takes a dive in value because of this news, but with Marco Belinelli questionable, Lamb could still be in play if Belinelli misses. Marvin Williams is also still out.
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
After posting 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks in 25 minutes last night, Joel Embiid didn't even travel with the team to their game tonight against the Toronto Raptors. Jahlil Okafor will be in line for the start, while Richaun Holmes and Ersan Ilyasova picking up some minutes as well.
Zach Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies
In case you missed the news over the holiday, Zach Randolph lost his mother on Thanksgiving, so he is away from the team and will not play tonight. JaMychal Green is a solid punt target with Z-Bo out tonight.