Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Wednesday 1/25/17
The last few big slates -- like tonight's 10-gamer -- have been deceiving with injuries. It doesn't look like a big night for injury situations, and then things get wild 30 minutes before rosters lock.
Here's to hoping that we all don't have to experience that tonight as it looks like a lighter night of question marks -- going by what we know right now.
We do know that the Philadelphia 76ers will be without both Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor, so Nerlens Noel should get another start. He played very well last night and dropped just over 45 FanDuel points against DeAndre Jordan. He has an even easier matchup tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks, so he figures to be a popular dude.
Kemba Walker will play tonight after suffering from an illness, but he isn't the only member of the Charlotte Hornets who is banged up. Frank Kaminsky and Cody Zeller are both questionable tonight while Jeremy Lamb has been upgraded to questionable.
If Zeller and Kaminsky miss tonight's game, Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert will both be in for an increase in playing time. If Lamb comes back tonight after missing six straight contests, Marco Belinelli should see his role diminished.
New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis went through practice yesterday, and all signs point to him playing on Wednesday. Another concern right now for the New Orleans Pelicans is Tyreke Evans, who is questionable tonight with an ankle sprain. Evans hasn't played huge minutes lately, which could be because of his ankle, but his usage off the bench has been high. Solomon Hill would likely get a boost if Evans can't play, and Langston Galloway could see some more run.
Wesley Matthews was listed as questionable, but he looks good to go on Wednesday for the Dallas Mavericks. Andrew Bogut will also be making his return to the court after a long break, but he likely won't play big enough minutes to shake up the frontcourt rotation significantly.
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors
DeMar DeRozan is out again on Wednesday, and last night the Toronto Raptors got 30 points from Kyle Lowry, along with great games from Norman Powell, Terrence Ross and Cory Joseph. All four Raptors guards are in play tonight without DeRozan.
Ed Davis, Portland Trail Blazers