The Pelicans announced Tuesday that Brandon Ingram is considered day-to-day and an MRI on his knee came back clean. Coach Alvin Gentry also said there’s a chance Ingram will be able to suit up for Thursday’s game vs. the Clippers.
Let’s take a look at the lineup implications for DFS and season-long leagues.
Fantasy Basketball Analysis, New Orleans Pelicans SF Brandon Ingram
Ingram was a late addition to the injury report Monday vs. Houston and was ruled out shortly before tip-off (Yes, I know). So with Ingram out, Gentry turned to Josh Hart in the starting lineup, with the backup guard playing 30 minutes with solid production: 19 points, four boards, four assists and a pair of steals for 34.5 DraftKings fantasy points. For now, it appears Ingram may be able to play, but if he remains out, Hart should be a fantastic value play given his salary doesn’t jump much higher than the $5,100 is was Monday.
Ingram’s absence also helped Kenrich Williams’ fantasy value. He played a season-high 38 minutes in the loss to Houston, but nearly posted his first double-double with eight points and 11 rebounds, finishing with 25.25 DKFP. Same goes for Williams, if Ingram is held out, he’ll likely play heavy minutes with the short bench and his salary should be affordable with the Clippers being a tough matchup.
Check back here for updates on Ingrams status leading up to Thursday’s matchup.