Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Monday 12/26/16
Sunday was a big day and night of NBA DFS on Christmas Day, and it doesn't end there. Monday brings another 11 games that brings a ton of different choices for DFS purposes, but that also means there are injuries to keep in mind before setting your lineup.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off a huge Christmas Day win, but here on the day after they may choose to hold out both Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. If that happens, Kevin Love is a must-play in DFS, while Richard Jefferson, DeAndre Liggins and Iman Shumpert could also be nice values.
Los Angeles Clippers
Not only are the Los Angeles Clippers going to be without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, but they lost J.J. Redick Sunday night to a hamstring injury. This will continue to make Raymond Felton, Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers great value plays.
All three are playable in cash and tournament formats against the Denver Nuggets.
Portland Trail Blazers
The biggest injury of Monday might be Damian Lillard, who is listed as doubtful. Lillard tends to play through injuries, so if he is indeed out, C.J. McCollum is a must play, while guys like Allen Crabbe and Mason Plumlee could be asked to do more on offense.
Evan Fournier, Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier is dealing with a heel injury and is a game-time decision against the Memphis Grizzlies. Fournier has been great for the Orlando Magic this season and without him on Friday, Jodie Meeks played 27 minutes as a starter, while Elfrid Payton had a huge game off the bench.
C.J. Watson also got into the rotation, so double check Fournier's status before tip-off.
Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings
While Omri Casspi was a healthy DNP-CD in the Sacramento Kings' last game, he looks good to go tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers, but Rudy Gay is doubtful. It's hard to trust Casspi, but other than DeMarcus Cousins, you're throwing darts to find fantasy value with the Kings.
Ty Lawson is playing well and might be the strongest secondary play for the Kings.
JJ Barea, Dallas Mavericks
Jose Juan Barea looks like he'll be out for the next few weeks, but the Dallas Mavericks will have Dirk Nowitzki, even if he is still on a minutes limit. Seth Curry is back in value consideration while Barea is out.
The Milwaukee Bucks' game notes is full of injury news, as Mirza Teletovic is questionable with an illness. Steve Novak is also sick and already ruled out, but it looks like Michael Beasley will be back. If Teletovic is out, Jabari Parker might be forced into more minutes, while Greg Monroe, John Henson and Miles Plumlee might also see an uptick.
Richaun Holmes, Philadelphia 76ers
Marco Belinelli, Charlotte Hornets
Rodney Stuckey, Indiana Pacers
Rodney Stuckey looks like he has a chance to return and without Monta Ellis, he could see a good amount of minutes. His potential return will take a big hit to Glenn Robinson III and C.J. Miles' minutes.