Daily Fantasy Basketball Injury Report: Monday 4/10/17
With the regular season winding down, Monday's slate of nine games is full of injury news, whether players are actually injured or just resting.
Either way, the news is opening up a ton of value for tonight's slate -- if you can keep track of all the guys who will or could sit out.
John Wall and Otto Porter are both listed as game-time decisions on Monday. The Washington Wizards are officially locked into the 4 seed, so there's no need to force them into action. If these two don't play, Brandon Jennings, Kelly Oubre, and Bojan Bogdanovic all could hold some nice DFS value.
Golden State Warriors
Klay Thompson will get his turn to rest for the Golden State Warriors, but it looks like Stephen Curry will make his return after he rested over the weekend. The only injuries for Golden State, then, are Kevon Looney, who is doubtful, and Matt Barnes, who has already been ruled out. Without Barnes and Thompson, expect Patrick McCaw and Ian Clark to see an uptick in minutes.
The Utah Jazz are almost guaranteed the 5 seed in the West, and another loss would seal the deal. They seem to be choosing health over pushing for the 4 seed because Derrick Favors, Rodney Hood, Raul Neto, and Gordon Hayward have all been ruled out.
However, there is some good news, as George Hill is expected to play despite the questionable tag. Hill, Joe Ingles, Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw, and Rudy Gobert all get a bump without the other three starters. Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack lose some value with Hill potentially returning.
Portland Trail Blazers
With the 8 seed locked up, the Portland Trail Blazers will be without Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Allen Crabbe. That leaves Evan Turner as one of their only lead guards left, so expect him to see a big role. Guys like Jake Layman, Pat Connaughton, and Shabazz Napier are all in line for bigger minutes, as well.
The Charlotte Hornets will probably be without Kemba Walker, who is doubtful on Monday. With Marco Belinelli listed as questionable, Brian Roberts, Briante Weber, Jeremy Lamb, and Nicolas Batum all should see increased roles.
Rajon Rondo, Chicago Bulls
Lou Williams, Houston Rockets
Evan Fournier, Orlando Magic
The Orlando Magic have listed Evan Fournier as questionable for Monday night against the Bulls. If he can't go, Jodie Meeks is an interesting tournament play, while Terrence Ross and Elfrid Payton should also see a bump.
The Milwaukee Bucks are guaranteed no worse than the 6 seed with a win, and they could get as high as the 5 seed, but they don't currently control their destiny for that one. With that, Malcolm Brogdon and John Henson are set to return, which downgrades guys like Matthew Dellavedova, Gary Payton II, Jason Terry, and Mirza Teletovic.
It's all hands on deck for the Heat, as they need a win to keep in the hunt for one of the final Eastern Conference playoff seeds. With that could come some returns from guys who have been out a while. Dion Waiters and Josh McRoberts are both listed as questionable for Miami. If Waiters plays, Wayne Ellington and Josh Richardson could lose out on some minutes.
Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs
Sean Kilpatrick, Brooklyn Nets