The hot spots where injuries are opening up value and higher usage on Friday’s nine-game slate are in Utah, Milwaukee and Indiana.

This article will attempt to list all of the relevant injury situations to monitor for the day’s NBA slate and provide guidance on which players will benefit with either an increase in minutes or usage or both if that player is ruled out. I will also place a plus (+) by players that I think are worth DFS consideration if that player is ruled out. Players that have been out for at least five consecutive games I will not list as general playing time and usage patterns should be established.

This will NOT be an interactive article that is continually updated throughout the day as I hope to capture all of the potential relevant injury situations that could impact DFS lineups for the night and pre-determine what players benefit. Ideally, you monitor late-breaking news leading up to tipoff, find out a player is ruled out and come check the matrix below to see who the players are you should consider for your DFS lineups based on that news.

NBA What If – Friday, January 11

Team Player Status If OUT
Bucks Giannis Antetokoumpo Doubtful Sterling Brown (minutes)
Ersan Ilyasova (minutes/usage)+
Tony Snell (minutes/usage)+
Khris Middleton (usage)+
Eric Bledsoe (usage)+
Malcolm Brogdon (usage)+
Bucks D.J. Wilson Doubtful Ersan Ilyasova (minutes)
Sterling Brown (minutes)
Bucks Eric Bledsoe Questionable Malcolm Brogdon (minutes/usage)+
George Hill (minutes/usage)
Khris Middleton (usage)+
Bulls Zach LaVine Probable Ryan Arcidiacono (minutes)
Chandler Hutchison (minutes)
Kris Dunn (usage)+
Bobby Portis (usage)+
Cavaliers Larry Nance Jr. Out Ante Zizic (minutes)
Channing Frye (minutes)
Cavaliers Rodney Hood Questionable Alec Burks (minutes)+
Jordan Clarkson (minutes)+
Channing Frye (usage)
Hawks Tyler Dorsey Probable Justin Anderson (minutes)
Hornets Cody Zeller Out Willy Hernangomez (minutes)
Bismack Biyombo (minutes)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (usage)
Hornets Devonte Graham Questionable Malik Monk (minutes)
Jazz Ricky Rubio Out Donovan Mitchell (minutes/usage)+
Kyle Korver (minutes)+
Royce O’Neale (minutes)+
Jae Crowder (usage)+
Joe Ingles (usage)+
Jazz Dante Exum Out Donovan Mitchell (minutes/usage)+
Kyle Korver (minutes)+
Royce O’Neale (minutes)+
Jae Crowder (usage)+
Joe Ingles (usage)+
Jazz Raul Neto Out Donovan Mitchell (minutes/usage)+
Kyle Korver (minutes)+
Royce O’Neale (minutes)+
Jae Crowder (usage)+
Joe Ingles (usage)+
Jazz Thabo Sefolosha Out Kyle Korver (minutes)+
Royce O’Neale (minutes)+
Knicks Frank Ntilikina Doubtful Trey Burke (minutes)
Knicks Enes Kanter Questionable Luke Kornet (minutes)+
Mario Hezonja (usage)
Trey Burke (usage)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (usage)
Lakers None
Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. Out Maxi Kleber (minutes/usage)+
Jalen Brunson (minutes)
DeAndre Jordan (usage)
Harrison Barnes (usage)
Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Probable Maxi Kleber (minutes)+
Nets Jared Dudley Out Rodions Kurucs (minutes)
Treveon Graham (minutes)
Pacers Myles Turner Out Domantas Sabonis (minutes/usage)+
Kyle O’Quinn (minutes)+
Victor Oladipo (usage)+
Tyreke Evans (usage)
Pacers Darren Collison Questionable Cory Joseph (minutes)+
Tyreke Evans (minutes/usage)+
Victor Oladipo (usage)+
Raptors Danny Green Probable Delon Wright (minutes)
Norman Powell (minutes/usage)
Kyle Lowry (usage)
Raptors CJ Miles Questionable Delon Wright (minutes)
Norman Powell (minutes)
Rockets None
Sixers J.J. Redick Questionable Furkan Korkmaz (minutes/usage)+
Landry Shamet (minutes/usage)
Jimmy Butler (usage)
Joel Embiid (usage)
Timberwolves Robert Covington Out Josh Okogie (minutes)
Jeff Teague (usage)
Andrew Wiggins (usage)
Timberwolves Derrick Rose Probable Tyus Jones (minutes/usage)
Andrew Wiggins (usage)+
Josh Okogie (usage)
Trail Blazers Moe Harkless Out Evan Turner (minutes)
Nik Stauskas (minutes/usage)
Damian Lillard (usage)
Jusuf Nurkic (usage)
Trail Blazers Damian Lillard Questionable Seth Curry (minutes/usage)
C.J. McCollum (usage)+
Evan Turner (usage)
Jake Layman (usage)
Warriors Shaun Livingston Probable Quinn Cook (minutes/usage)
Wizards None