Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Monday 12/19/16
While there aren't as many big injuries heading into Monday's short slate, there are still some questionable guys that could impact the search for value plays on a night where the pickings are already slim.
Here's what you need to know:
Victor Oladipo, Oklahoma City Thunder
The biggest injury right now is not new, as Victor Oladipo will once again be out. This should keep Russell Westbrook's usage sky high, while allowing guys like Jerami Grant, Andre Roberson and Anthony Morrow to be in play, as well.
Jon Leuer, Detroit Pistons
The sneakiest injury on the slate might be Jon Leuer, who might have been flirting with getting a chance to start before getting hurt. He went through shootaround this morning, but is listed as questionable. While Stan Van Gundy said there won't be any lineup changes tonight, Leuer's presence could take away minutes directly from Tobias Harris.
Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls
J.J. Barea, Dallas Mavericks
The biggest surprise for tonight might be Jose Juan Barea, who is listed as questionable. He was initially not expected back until the beginning of the 2017 calendar year, but if he does play, it could seriously impact the Dallas Mavericks backcourt rotation. Stay tuned, but considering that the game isn't until 9:00 P.M. Eastern, we might not know his status before rosters lock.
Rodney Stuckey, Indiana Pacers
Rodney Stuckey and Monta Ellis will once again be out on Monday, which does open up some nice value with the Indiana Pacers. Both Glenn Robinson III and C.J. Miles look like solid value plays and it could give some more usage to Paul George.
Jameer Nelson, Denver Nuggets
Jameer Nelson is set to play after getting knocked out of Saturday's game with a jaw injury. Emmanuel Mudiay also had a big game on Saturday, so it remains to be seen whether Nelson's return will cut into his minutes.
The Washington Wizards are already one of the league's thinner teams and they could be without two important role players on Monday. Jason Smith is questionable, while Kelly Oubre has been ruled out. If Smith is out, Marcin Gortat will have to play a ton of minutes, as could the rest of the Washington starters.