NBA Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Injury Report, DFS Game of the Day for October 20
Basketball is back! Welcome to the NBA’s live injury report for Wednesday’s DraftKings slate. The idea of ââthis page is to provide instant updates to help you stay up to date with your queues.
This page will be updated following the injury reports of 1:30 p.m. ET and 5:30 p.m. ET, and you can confirm additional updates by checking the timestamp. When a player has a status change, they will now be bold in the Injury and Notes section.
I will also highlight my favorite DraftKings game of the day for each listing under the injury report.
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Top news to watch for October 20
|Team||Opponent||Name (Status)||Notes on injuries|
|Team||Opponent||Name (Status)||Notes on injuries|
|Indiana Pacers||Charlotte hornets||M. Brogdon (P), J. Holidays (A), J. Lamb (A), C. LeVert (O)||The holidays and the lamb should adapt.|
|Charlotte hornets||Indiana Pacers||T. Rozier (O), M. Ponts (A)||J. Bouknight to see more minutes with Rozier outside.|
|Chicago Bulls||Detroit Pistons||T. Brown Jr. (A), C. White (O)||A. Caruso will see an expanded role with Whites sidelined.|
|Detroit Pistons||Chicago Bulls||C. Cunningham (O), I. Livers (O), C. Smith (O)||K. Hayes to see an increased role in Cunningham’s absence.|
|Boston Celtics||New York Knicks||J. Brown (A), J. Richardson (O), A. Horford (O)||G. Williams will start in Horford’s absence. R. Langford and A. Nesmith to see a bump in minutes with Richardson out.|
|New York Knicks||Boston Celtics||N. NoÃ«l (O), T. Gibson (O)||Mr. Robinson to see an expanded role with Noel.|
|Wizards of Washington||Toronto Raptors||R. Hachimura (O), T. Bryant (O), C. Winston (O)||K. Kuzma will see a bump in a few minutes with Hachimura away.|
|Toronto Raptors||Wizards of Washington||C. Boucher (A), P. Siakam (O), Y. Watanabe (O)||S. Barnes will see a bump in a few minutes with Siakam sidelined.|
|Houston rockets||Minnesota Timber Wolves||D. Maison (O), G. Mathews (O)||J. Tate & K. Martin Jr. will see more minutes with House unable to play.|
|Minnesota Timber Wolves||Houston rockets||J. Nowell (Q), J. McLaughlin (Q), P. Beverley (O)||Mr. Beasley to see more minutes if Nowell or McLaughlin are away.|
|Philadelphia 76ers||New Orleans Pelicans||B. Simmons (O), S. Milton (O)||T. Maxey could start in Simmons’ absence.|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Philadelphia 76ers||Z. Williamson (O), T. Satoransky (Q)||B. Ingram and N. Marshall will see expanded roles with Williamson sidelined.|
|The Cleveland Cavaliers||Memphis Grizzly||D. Wade (D), D. Windler (O)||Wade’s absence would not significantly affect the rotation of the Cavs.|
|Memphis Grizzly||The Cleveland Cavaliers||D. Brooks (O)||D. Melton to see a bump in minutes with Brooks out.|
|Magic of Orlando||San Antonio Spurs||J. Isaac (O), M. Fultz (O), M. Carter-Williams (O), C. Okeke (O), E. Moore (O)||J. Suggs & C. Anthony to see expanded roles in Fultz’s absence.|
|San Antonio Spurs||Magic of Orlando||Z. Collins (O), J. Landale (A)||Landale will be available.|
|Thunder of Oklahoma City||Utah Jazz||To be determined||To be determined|
|Utah Jazz||Thunder of Oklahoma City||E. Paschall (P), R. Gay (O), T. Forrest (O)||Paschall (if available) will see a bump in a few minutes with Gay out.|
|Kings of Sacramento||Portland Trail Blazers||To be determined||To be determined|
|Portland Trail Blazers||Kings of Sacramento||T. Snell (O)||L. Nance Jr. could see an increased role in Snell’s absence.|
|Denver Nuggets||Phoenix Suns||V. Cancar (P), J. Murray (O)||Mr. Morris will continue to start with Murray sidelined.|
|Phoenix Suns||Denver Nuggets||D. Saric (O)||J. McGee to see an expanded role with Saric sidelined.|
Kevin Porter Jr.
The Rockets plan to hand KPJ and Jalen Green the keys to the offense this year. While that probably won’t translate to a winning season, both aspiring stars will have plenty of opportunities to produce and develop. In 26 games with Houston last year, Porter Jr. averaged 16.6 points and 6.3 assists per game. In an expanded role, he could be extremely effective in a potentially potent offense. It also doesn’t hurt that he will face the Timberwolves in Houston’s season opener. Minnesota is, quite simply, atrocious defensively. Expect KPJ to pick up where it left off last year on Wednesday.
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