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Jerry Vanderwoude

Daily Fantasy NBA News and Injury Updates - 3/10/18

It's Saturday night, and DFSR has all the latest news & updates to consider before locking in your lineups. Some top tier players are out tonight, opening up plenty of value. You can see our top plays at each position right here. Now let's check out all of the latest breaking news.

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What We Know

Marc GasolMarc Gasol is out for the Grizzlies.
Coming on the tail end of a back to back the Grizzlies have opted to rest Gasol tonight as they head into Dallas. Deyonta Davis is the likely candidate to draw the start in Gasol's place, while JaMychal Green and Jarell Martin should see additional time in the Memphis frontcourt as well, with Ivan Rabb picking up additional time off the bench. Davis played 23 minutes the last time Gasol was out, so we shouldn't prepare for him to light the world on fire, but he is a playable option.

Aaron GordonAaron Gordon remains out for Orlando with a concussion.
Gordon continues to work his way back from a concussion suffered on Wednesday against the Lakers. This will be Gordon's second straight absence with Jonathon Simmons, Mario Hezonja, and to a lesser extent Jonathan Isaac all standing to benefit from the 35 minutes left up for grabs.

What We're Waiting to Know

Pau GasolPau Gasol is questionable for tonight's game in Oklahoma City.
Gasol did not practice yesterday and is in danger of missing his second straight contest after a shoulder sprain held him out of Thursday night's game against the Warriors. If he sits out again tonight in OKC, LaMarcus Aldridge, who dropped 30 points to go along with a season high 17 rebounds and four assists against the Warriors, goes from a good play to an excellent play tonight. David Bertans was also serviceable starting in Gasol's place, playing 28 minutes and putting up 20 fantasy points.

Dennis Smith Jr.Dennis Smith Jr. and Wesley Matthews are both questionable for tonight's game against Memphis.
DSJ was added to the injury report earlier today with tendinitis in the knee, with Matthews a late addition while he continues to deal with hip soreness that has held him out of two straight already. If Smith, Matthews, or both are unable to suit up, Yogi Ferrell and J.J. Barea would stand to see additional minutes and become excellent options in cash games.


Every Lineup Guys

Lou WilliamsLou Williams FD - $8000 DK - $8500
Opponent - ORL
Proj Pts FD - 40.45 DK - 42.18
In all of the top lineups being put out by our NBA lineup optimizer for both FanDuel and DraftKings, the one name that is coming up everywhere is Lou Williams. Williams drew a surprise start at the point last night against the Cavaliers, and didn't put up quite the totals that he has come to post in his sixth man role but still posted a respectable 15/4/7 line in 41 minutes. It remains to be seen if Doc Rivers will continue to run Sweet Lou at the point, or return to his reserve role, but the one thing we know about Williams is that he adapts well to whatever situation he is thrown into, and is quite the reliable daily fantasy play. This game has the highest projected total coming out of Vegas for tonight's four-game slate and features two of the NBA's top ten teams in pace factor meaning it is bursting with fantasy goodness. Despite a 10.5 point spread, Williams stands to see a full allotment of minutes and is one of the top plays to consider building your lineup around tonight.


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  • Marc Gasol: (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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