Daily Fantasy NBA News and Injury Updates - 2/10/18
Welcome to the daily news and updates article. There is a lot of information out there already, and a few question marks still hanging up in the air. Be sure to check out our top plays for tonight's six game slate here and check out the plays our system loves at the end of this piece.
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What We Know
Tony Parker & Dejounte Murray are out against the Warriors.
Parker is dealing with back tightness, while Murray has an ankle sprain, both guards will be held out of tonight's contest against the Warriors. As we noted in the picks article, Patty Mills stands to see all the run he can handle in tonight's contest and should provide tremendous value.
Devin Booker and Tyson Chandler are to for the Suns.
Booker was originally listed as doubtful for the Suns game tonight against the Nuggets but has now been ruled out with a strained hip that has forced him out of three in a row now. He and Chandler will both be forced to miss tonight's game, while Tyler Ulis is a game-time decision with back spasms, and most likely will not be able to go tonight either. Newly acquired Elfrid Payton could see plenty of run tonight while Josh Jackson and Troy Daniels could benefit as well while Alex Len, Marquese Chriss, and Dragan Bender all will absorb Chandler's playing time.
Zach LaVine will be held out against the Wizards.
Lavine will rest tonight against the Wizards after seeing 33 minute last night against the Timberwolves and scoring 35 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist. Justin Holiday and Jerian Grant could each benefit from Lavine's absence.
Harrison Barnes is probable for the Mavericks.
Barnes has missed two straight games with an ankle sprain, but word is he expects to return to action tonight. Official word should come closer to lock regarding Barnes status.
Aaron Gordon will sit out once again for the Magic.
Gordon will miss a seventh straight game as Orlando hosts the Bucks tonight with a strained hip flexor. Expect Mario Hezonja to start once again in Gordon's place. Hezonja has been a solid value in the starting rotation for the Magic while Gordon continues to work his way back.
John Henson and Jabari Parker are out for the Bucks game in Orlando.
Henson collided with Hassan Whiteside in last night's game against Miami. Parker meanwhile will be held out on the tail end of the back to back as he continues to make his way back from an ACL tear. Thon Maker and Tyler Zeller will each pick up additional time at the five, while Giannis and Khris Middleton could also see additional minutes as well.
What We're Waiting to Know
Joel Embiid is questionable for the Sixers.
Embiid was questionable going into Friday night's game against the Pelicans with ankle soreness, and ended up playing 23 minutes in the blowout win. Coach Brown was less than forthcoming on Joel's status for tonight's game against the Clippers but with some lingering soreness, it seems safe to assume there's a strong chance Philly opts to rest the process tonight, allowing Richaun Holmes, Amir Johnson, and Trevor Booker to all see extended court time.
Markieff Morris is questionable for the Wizards game in Chicago.
Morris played through a sprained hand on Thursday against the Celtics. With the pain apparently lingering, the Wizards are listing Morris as questionable for tonight's game, and will evaluate him once again, closer to tip off. If Morris is held out, Kelly Oubre could stand to pick up some additional minutes.
Every Lineup Guys
Lou Williams FD - $6800 DK - $7900
Opponent - PHI
Proj Pts FD - 37.93 DK - 39.6
Lou Williams leads our top lineups coming out of our NBA lineup projection system on FanDuel where he is ridiculously underpriced. In his last seven games, Sweet Lou has provided 5X PPD or better in four, including a 10.4X outing against the Grizzlies a couple of weeks ago. Lou is locked into 30-35 minutes a game and has a superb matchup against a Philly team allowing nearly 45FP on average to opposing shooting guards in their last ten games while playing the fifth fastest pace in the game. This game has one of the highest projections coming out of Vegas on the slate and is expected to remain competitive right up till the end, which means Sweet Lou should see plenty of opportunity to guide the Clippers offense down the court and pile on the fantasy output to value town.
Jerian Grant FD - $5800 DK - $5000
Opponent - WAS
Proj Pts FD - 27.72 DK - 27.94
On DraftKings, while you can consider Sweet Lou as well, the price makes him a little less of a commodity there. We do however have a top play in the form of Jerian Grant showing up in all of our top DK lines. grant has started nine straight games for the Bulls now in place of the injured Kris Dunn and has been solid in all but two of those. Tonight the Bulls are also without Zach Lavine. Grant's coming off of a 37 minute outing last night against Minnesota where he scored 14 points with 11 assists, and came just two boards shy of a triple double. Tonight he draws a Wizards team that just isn't the same without John Wall at the point. The Wizards are allowing 11.4 more FP than their season average to opposing point guards since losing Wall, which is second most in the Association in that span. This game sits at a 213 O/U in Vegas and has a modest six point spread. Grant is an excellent play at a position teeming with value this evening and one I will definitely have exposure to on DraftKings.