Tuesday’s eight-game NBA slate has a few spots to keep an eye on for injury news as we close in on tipoff. The main places to watch include the Pacers who have numerous players questionable and the status of Devin Booker which could both open up some value options along with additional usage for some of the top players on their team.

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 an asterisk (*) 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 – Tuesday, January 8

Team Player Status If OUT
Cavaliers Rodney Hood Out Alec Burks (minutes)
Jordan Clarkson (minutes/usage)+
Cavaliers Matthew Dellavedova Probable Collin Sexton (minutes)
Cameron Payne (minutes)
Clippers None
Hawks Miles Plumlee Out Alex Len (minutes)
Hawks Dewayne Dedmon Probable Alex Len (minutes)
Jeremy Lin (usage)
Hawks Kevin Huerter Questionable DeAndre Bembry (minutes)
Tyler Dorsey (minutes/usage)
Heat None
Hornets Cody Zeller Out Willy Hernangomez (minutes)+
Bismack Biyombo (minutes)+
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (usage)
Hornets Jeremy Lamb Questionable Devonte Graham (minutes)
Malik Monk (minutes)
Kemba Walker (usage)
Bismack Biyombo (usage)+
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (usage)
Willy Hernangomez (usage)+
Kings Iman Shumpert Questionable Bogdan Bogdanovic (minutes/usage)+
Justin Jackson (minutes)
De’Aaron Fox (usage)+
Kings Marvin Bagley Questionable Nemanja Bjelica (minutes/usage)+
Knicks Frank Ntilikina Out Trey Burke (minutes)
Nuggets Gary Harris Questionable Malik Beasley (minutes/usage)+
Monte Morris (minutes/usage)+
Nikola Jokic (usage)
Pacers Darren Collison Questionable Cory Joseph (minutes)+
Aaron Holiday (minutes)
Tyreke Evans (minutes/usage)+
Victor Oladipo (usage)+
Domantas Sabonis (usage)+
Pacers Cory Joseph Questionable Darren Collison (minutes)+
Tyreke Evans (minues)+
Aaron Holiday (minutes)
Pacers Myles Turner Questionable Domantas Sabonis (minutes/usage)+
Kyle O’Quinn (minutes)+
Victor Oladipo (usage)+
Tyreke Evans (usage)
Raptors Kawhi Leonard Probable OG Anunoby (minutes)
Norman Powell (minutes/usage)+
Kyle Lowry (usage)+
Serge Ibaka (usage)+
Danny Green (usage)
Pascal Siakam (usage)+
Sixers Jimmy Butler Probable Furkan Korkmaz (minutes)
Landry Shamet (minutes)
Joel Embiid (usage)+
Ben Simmons (usage)+
Sixers Wilson Chandler Probable Jonah Bolden (minutes)
Jimmy Butler (usage)
Sixers Ben Simmons Questionable T.J. McConnell (minutes/usage)+
Joel Embiid (usage)+
Suns Devin Booker Questionable Josh Jackson (minutes)+
Troy Daniels (minutes)
De’Anthony Melton (usage)+
Kelly Oubre (usage)
DeAndre Ayton (usage)
T.J. Warren (usage)+
Thunder None
Timberwolves Robert Covington Out Josh Okogie (minutes)
Anthony Tolliver (minutes)
Jeff Teague (usage)
Tyus Jones (usage)
Timberwolves Derrick Rose Out Jeff Teague (minutes)+
Tyus Jones (minutes)
Andrew Wiggins (usage)+
Josh Okogie (usage)
Karl-Anthony Towns (usage)
Warriors Shaun Livingston Out Quinn Cook (minutes/usage)
Wizards None