Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Tuesday 3/28/17
Tuesday's eight-game slate brings a lot of injury concerns for DFS consideration. Check out which players will be gaining playing time tonight depending on who sits out.
James Harden, Houston Rockets
James Harden tweaked his wrist two nights ago, but he went through Houston Rockets practice on Monday. He says he will play tonight, so feel free to roster him in what could be the highest scoring game of the night.
Khris Middleton, Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks announced earlier this afternoon that Khris Middleton is not feeling well and is questionable for tonight. He did not go through shootaround, and if he misses tonight's game, Giannis Antetokounmpo might be asked to take a ton of shots. Mirza Teletovic could see a big boost in playing time, as could Tony Snell and Jason Terry.
Reggie Jackson, Detroit Pistons
Not only has Reggie Jackson fallen out of favor with the Detroit Pistons, the team now says that he has been playing through knee soreness for some time. He is doubtful on Tuesday, and he could be shut down for the year. Ishmael Smith will be seeing a ton of minutes as the team's starting point guard while Beno Udrih should get some more time as the backup.
Sean Kilpatrick, Brooklyn Nets
After missing seven straight games with a hamstring injury, Sean Kilpatrick is ready to return on Tuesday for the Brooklyn Nets. He will likely throw this guard rotation into more disarray, so it's probably a situation to avoid.
Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers
Brandon Ingram has been ruled out on Tuesday with some continuing knee soreness. Corey Brewer will likely get a bump in playing time, but Larry Nance Jr. and David Nwaba seem to be better DFS options without Ingram.
Jahlil Okafor is still out on Tuesday, which makes Richaun Holmes and Shawn Long great DFS options. Along with Okafor, the Philadelphia 76ers will be without Gerald Henderson, and Sergio Rodriguez is considered questionable. Sans Rodriguez, T.J. McConnell and Timothe Luwawu could be looking at increased minutes.
The Atlanta Hawks will be without three of their starters tonight with Paul Millsap, Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore all sitting out. Bazemore will likely be back tomorrow, but as for tonight, look for Ersan Ilyasova, Tim Hardaway Jr., Dennis Schroder and Dwight Howard to gain the biggest bumps in DFS value.
The Indiana Pacers' bench is going to be a bit shorter tonight with Al Jefferson and Glenn Robinson III sitting out. Also questionable is Rodney Stuckey, who is suffering some more knee issues. Without Jefferson, Rakeem Christmas and Lavoy Allen gain some value, and if Stuckey is also out, Monta Ellis and Aaron Brooks are both in play.
The Phoenix Suns might still be dealing with a shorter bench on Tuesday, but we have yet to hear updates on Leandro Barbosa and Ronnie Price. Keep an eye on their inactives, because without them, Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker will likely see huge minutes again.