Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Tuesday 12/27/16

It's a light night of NBA injuries, but there are still some question marks clouding the slate as we approach roster lock.

After a couple days packed with NBA action, Tuesday brings us just a four-game slate. However, there are a number of teams dealing with injuries to important players that will need to be addressed before rosters are constructed.

Here are the ones that could impact your DFS NBA research the most before tip-off.

Miami Heat

Goran Dragic is the first domino to fall, as he is questionable with back spasms. If he is out, Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson will likely be handling the ball the entire game. The good news is both Rodney McGruder and Wayne Ellington are going to warm up with the intention of playing.

That could muddy the waters a bit, but we'll wait to see Dragic's status before going down that rabbit hole.

Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets

Patrick Beverley is also questionable after leaving Monday's game early with a thigh bruise. They were blowing out the Phoenix Suns when he left, so the early exit might just be precautionary, but the Houston Rockets didn't hold a shootaround, so it will come down to a game-time decision.

If he is out, Eric Gordon could enter the starting lineup, while Deron Williams deserves a boost not having to deal with Beverley's defense.

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki once again played in the first half and sat during the second half on Monday, but we have yet to hear if he is going to play on Tuesday. Either way, he won't play many minutes even if he does, so look for Dwight Powell and Harrison Barnes to get a boost if he sits.

George Hill, Utah Jazz

George Hill is still out on Tuesday and with Dante Exum also remaining on the sidelines, Shelvin Mack will get plenty of run in a nice matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Victor Oladipo, Oklahoma City Thunder

Victor Oladipo is still out and reportedly having trouble shooting the ball. Expect Russell Westbrook to have a very high usage rate.