Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Friday 4/7/17
As NBA playoff seeding is starting to get decided with the regular season winding down, several teams are being extremely cautious with their players. That could lead to a ton of value plays on tonight's DFS slate. Below are all the injury situations worth monitoring before contests start.
San Antonio Spurs
The Utah Jazz injury situation has improved with the news that Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood are both probable to play. However, George Hill is doubtful, so look for Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack to continue taking over point guard duties if Raul Neto is out again.
Coming off a game last night, Paul Millsap will not play on Friday, while Thabo Sefolosha is listed as out. Dennis Schroder, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kent Bazemore are all doubtful. Without Millsap, Ersan Ilyasova will gain some value, along with Dwight Howard. Taurean Prince will be popular on the wing, while DeAndre Bembry and Malcolm Delaney should also be nice value selections.
New York Knicks
Kristaps Porzingis might be shut down this season, so we'll assume he is out for the New York Knicks. Carmelo Anthony is resting, so look for the Knicks to rely more on Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Guillermo Hernangomez, Courtney Lee and Justin Holiday.
Wilson Chandler is sick and is questionable for the Denver Nuggets. Jameer Nelson and Will Barton have already been ruled out, so look for Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray to gain some value. If Chandler is also out, Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari should get a bump.
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
Seth Curry, Dallas Mavericks
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson is out again on Friday, which could allow Kevin Love and LeBron James to slide into the center and power forward spots, respectively, with Channing Frye picking up a few extra minutes at both frontcourt positions.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Los Angeles Lakers
Luke Babbitt, Miami Heat