Looks like a quiet night in the injury watch front for Thursday’s small four-game NBA slate.

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 – Thursday, January 10

Team Player Status If OUT
Celtics None
Clippers None
Heat None
Kings Marvin Bagley Questionable Nemanja Bjelica (minutes)
Justin Jackson (minutes/usage)
Kings Iman Shumpert Questionable Justin Jackson (minutes)
Yogi Ferrell (minutes)
De’Aaron Fox (usage)
Nuggets Gary Harris Questionable Malik Beasley (minutes/usage)+
Monte Morris (minutes/usage)+
Nikola Jokic (usage)+
Pistons None
Spurs Rudy Gay Out Marco Belinelli (minutes/usage)
Davis Bertans (minutes)
Derrick White (usage)+
DeMar DeRozan (usage)+
Thunder Nerlens Noel Doubtful Jerami Grant (minutes)
Patrick Patterson (minutes/usage)