Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Tuesday 1/31/17
The Denver Nuggets are headlining the injury news for Tuesday's DFS slate because they'll have to face the Los Angeles Lakers without their best player on the court. L.A. is also dealing with their own set of injuries issues ahead of this showdown, but these teams are not the only ones dealing with some uncertainty with regard to player status ahead of roster lock.
Here are the players to keep an eye on while building DFS lineups before tip-off.
Nikola Jokic has been ruled out tonight, but there is some optimism he could be ready to return for tomorrow's game. Kenneth Faried is ready to play, along with Wilson Chandler -- both will be relied on heavily without Jokic.
Along with the frontcourt, Emmanuel Mudiay traveled to Los Angeles and is officially questionable after not even being scheduled to travel. He might still not play tonight, but at least there is a chance he suits up. Jamal Murray also didn't practice yesterday, so keep an eye on his status, especially if Mudiay sits.
Los Angeles Lakers
While the Nuggets might not have their starting point guard, the Lakers look to be getting theirs back tonight with D'Angelo Russell making his return. This will take a bite out of Jordan Clarkson's and Louis Williams' minutes the most.
Derrick Rose, New York Knicks
Derrick Rose has played well against the Washington Wizards this season, but he is out again on Tuesday. Brandon Jennings will be asked to play heavy minutes, while Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee and Justin Holiday could all be in line for some more shots, as well.
Cody Zeller, Charlotte Hornets
Jeremy Lamb, Charlotte Hornets
Jeremy Lamb is probable to play, but after being available and not playing on Friday, he is not in play tonight for DFS. It looks like Marco Belinelli also might not be a great play if Lamb ends up taking some of his minutes back.
Ed Davis, Portland Trail Blazers
Jonathon Simmons, San Antonio Spurs
Jonathon Simmons went through shootaround this morning, but is still listed as questionable. Simmons isn't playing too many minutes, but he will eat into Manu Ginobili's and Danny Green's minutes some if he does end up getting on the floor.