Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Monday 1/2/17
It's one of the biggest nights of daily fantasy basketball of the season so far, with millions of guaranteed dollars on the line and several six-figure top prizes. That means having a handle on the injuries is crucial tonight, especially in what could be a night of several late-breaking bits of injury news.
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks could be playing without two of their best players tonight. Carmelo Anthony left Saturday's game with a knee injury and his status is unknown, while Kristaps Porzingis is not expected to play. If Anthony is out, Derrick Rose could be very busy, and Brandon Jennings might be a strong value again if Courtney Lee is out. Check and re-check for Knicks news tonight.
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyrie Irving did not play Saturday, and there have been no updates on his status for Monday. Jordan McRae dropped 20 points in Saturday's game that Irving missed. McRae, LeBron James, and Kevin Love will benefit the most if Irving is out again on Monday.
George Hill, Utah Jazz
George Hill can't catch any breaks with injuries this season, as he has a concussion and has already been ruled out. Shelvin Mack will be very busy on offense, while Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert will be asked to do more on offense.
Evan Fournier, Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier is another dose of unknown on tonight's slate, as he has missed four straight games, and there has been no news as to whether or not he'll miss a fifth. If he's out, Jodie Meeks should continue to get a bump, as should Serge Ibaka.
Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Speaking of game-time decisions, Bradley Beal is officially a game-time decision for Monday against the Houston Rockets. The good news is Beal went through shootaround, but make sure you double-check his status before roster lock.
Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets
Patrick Beverley has been banged up of late, and the Rockets are playing it safe with their point guard. He is questionable tonight, and if he's out, Eric Gordon could get some love while Corey Brewer might get another start.
The Charlotte Hornets might be without a couple of key role players tonight. Cody Zeller is in the league's concussion protocol and is out on Monday. We also haven't heard an updates on Marco Belinelli yet. If Belinelli is out, Jeremy Lamb is in play again, while Frank Kaminsky should get plenty of run with Zeller out.
Kenneth Faried is questionable tonight, while Darrell Arthur has already been ruled out, so the Denver Nuggets might be pretty thin up front tonight. If Faried is out, Wilson Chandler might have to play more power forward, while Jusuf Nurkic might end up getting a few more minutes.
Golden State Warriors
Both JaVale McGee and Shaun Livingston are questionable tonight, and that could open up a small sliver of value for the Golden State Warriors. McGee's potential absence doesn't do a lot, but if Livingston is out, it could give some more minutes to Andre Iguodala.
Matthew Dellavedova, Milwaukee Bucks