Basketball Picks Daily Fantasy Expert Advice

02/14/2018
Austyn Varney

Daily Fantasy NBA News and Injury Updates - 2/14/18

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What We Know

Dennis Schroder, Ersan Ilyasova and Kent Bazemore have been ruled out against the Pistons

Lots to look at here, but it's also kind of clear. Tyler Dorsey, Isaiah Taylor, and Malcolm Delaney will all split minutes at the 1 and 2. Dorsey and Delaney are the 2 safest options. I love both in cash games against an average Pistons team. With Ilyasova out, Bembry, Collins, and Muscala will all gain minutes. I don't love any of them, but Dedmon is pretty safe at C. All in all, Dorsey, Delaney, Prince, Collins, and Dedmon are all in play.

What We're Waiting to Know

Joel Embiid is questionable to play against the Heat

This is big news, but it's also kind of not. I care more about the usage if Embiid is out. Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, and Saric will all pick up a few extra minutes. If Embiid plays, I don't have any interest against a pretty slow Heat squad. Minutes-wise, Richaun Holmes and Amir Johnson will both pick up minutes, though neither are reliable. I really don't think this news changes anything a ton, but it solidifies a lot.

Jusuf Nurkic is questionable to play against the Warriors

Nurkic seems to always be injured and the Blazers always have a lot of guys to throw his way. If Nurkic is out, Ed Davis and Meyers Leonard will both see extra minutes. I don't mind either against Golden State, but you know neither are safe. Nobody is safe in this game, but there is a load of upside.

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