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03/20/2017
Austyn Varney
Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) goes up for a shot in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Oklahoma City won 117-93. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Daily Fantasy NBA News and Injury Updates for FanDuel and DraftKings - 3/20/17

Welcome to the daily updates and injury news article. We'll try and update it right up to line-up locks with as much information as comes across our desks. Let's get to it!

Last night's picks can be found here, so you can wrap your mind around what you need to be looking at before lineups lock tonight.

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What We Know

=Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore have been ruled out against the Hornets

Bazemore has played a lot of minutes for the Hawks, though he still doesn't compare to the impact Paul Millsap has on the offense. Taurean Prince will pick up most of the Bazemore minutes and he has been playing well as of late. Ilyasova is locked in for 34 minutes without Millsap and he is a great play in all formats.

=Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari have been ruled out against the Rockets

Chandler and Gallo will both miss at least 1 more game and we will continue to target the same players. Will Barton, Gary Harris, and Juancho Hernangomez will all benefit and make for pretty interesting plays against the Rockets. Jokic is also a great play but not for the same reason.

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What we're waiting to know

=Jahlil Okafor is questionable to play

Okafor did travel with the team, so I wouldn't be surprised to see him play. The Magic are a pretty weak interior and Okafor does have some upside if he plays. Saric and Holmes will both pick up extra minutes of Okafor is out.

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The "Every Lineup" Guys

=James Harden

Harden may be very expensive tonight, but he is cheaper than Westbrook. Harden played this same Nuggets team last game and finished with a huge triple-double. While we don't expect another performance that great, I do think he gets over 65 tonight. The Nuggets don't have anyone to cover Harden and will do the same thing as last game, which is throwing a bunch of different guys on him until they get 3 fouls. Harden is extremely safe and still holds upside at his price.

=Ersan Ilyasova

Ilyasova will get a huge uptick in minutes and performance with Millsap out, who is a huge usage-hog in this offense. you can safely project Ilyasova for at least 34 minutes and 25 fantasy points. The Hornets are pretty weak down low and I could see Ilyasova getting a double-double. He is a pretty good rebounder and can stretch the floor against Marvin Williams. Ilyasova is an elite option in cash games and tournaments.

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