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Tracking Anthony Davis, Fred VanVleet, Rajon Rondo, others on December 11th NBA injury report [UPDATE]

We’re monitoring all the latest lineup and injury news heading into lock for Wednesday night’s 11-game slate of fantasy basketball.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo warms up for the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

There are 11 games on Sunday’s main slate and we’ll be keeping an eye on all the latest injuries and lineup news heading into lock at 7:00 p.m. ET. Below is a table tracking each notable player, and we’ll drop in updates throughout the day with useful information for both DFS and season-long fantasy basketball.

UPDATE: Eric Paschall (hip) available to play vs. Knicks

UPDATE: Marvin Bagley to return to lineup vs. Thunder

Bagley will come off the bench and have his minutes monitored, so you can keep him out of your lineups tonight to be safe.

UPDATE: Ersan Ilyasova will start for Giannis vs. Pelicans

Ilyasova is cheap on DK and is a solid value option for tonight’s slate with Giannis out.

UPDATE: Jeff Teague available to play vs. Suns

Teague is available to play but Jarrett Culver and Josh Okogie will start in the backcourt again. Teague may not see as much run, but it’s a good matchup vs. Phoenix. The pace of this game should be up.

UPDATE: Anthony Davis will start vs. Magic

Davis is in the starting lineup as expected but no word on Rondo yet.

UPDATE: Nicolas Batum OUT, Malik Monk GTD vs. Nets

UPDATE: Eric Paschall (hip) now probable vs. Knicks

It appears Paschall will be able to suit up, and is in a great spot vs. the Knicks at home. I don’t mind rolling him out on DK at $5,600 if he’s not going to be limited much.

UPDATE: Avery Bradley will return vs. Magic

Bradley will return from a leg injury and come off the bench for the Lakers tonight in Orlando. Bradley will be limited to around 15 minutes, so really there’s no way I can recommend you roll him out in DFS or fantasy basketball. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will stay in the starting lineup and is actually a very appealing value at $3,800 on DraftKings. He could see big minutes if Rondo remains out as well. Speaking off Rondo ...

Rondo is now a game-time call, but tip-off is 7:00 p.m. ET, so we’ll get word soon hopefully.

UPDATE: Fred VanVleet remains OUT vs. Clippers

FVV will miss his second straight game for the Raptors and won’t face his former teammate Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. That’s gotta be tough for VanVleet, but it makes some lineup decisions easy for us in DFS and fantasy basketball. Norman Powell is yet again a good value play at $5,200 in the starting lineup. Patrick McCaw ($3,000) is also back, but it’s unclear what his role will be off the bench.

UPDATE: Markelle Fultz (illness) OUT vs. Lakers

With Fultz out, the Magic will start D.J. Augustin at point guard against the Lake Show. This isn’t a great spot for Augustin considering the Lakers are a tough defensive team, but at $4,800 on DraftKings, DJ isn’t a bad GPP value play. He should see close to 30 minutes if the Magic can stick around.

UPDATE: Marcus Smart remains OUT vs. Pacers

Smart is unable to make it back from his eye infection and illness and will miss a second straight game for the Celtics. Robert Williams will also remain out with a hip injury, while rookie guard Romeo Langford is available to make his NBA debut. The 2019 first-round pick isn’t really a viable option right now, but we’ll see how coach Brad Stevens works him into the rotation off the bench. No Smart means more Gordon Hayward and Brad Wanamaker.

UPDATE: Giannis (quad) OUT vs. Pelicans

This is slatebreaking news. With Giannis Antetokounmpo ruled out tonight for the Bucks, we can lean heavily on Eric Bledsoe ($6,000) and Khris Middleton ($6,400) in DFS on DraftKings. We’re unsure who will start in place of Giannis, but my guess would be either Donte DiVincenzo or Ersan Ilyasova, both good value options regardless.

UPDATE: Rajon Rondo still questionable, Kyle Kuzma out vs. Magic

Kuzma will sit, so we should see plenty of Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee vs. Orlando. Rondo remains questionable with the hamstring injury, so we’ll keep an eye on him moving forward. If he’s out again, Alex Caruso should see plenty of run off the bench.

UPDATE: Derrick Favors won’t return yet for Pelicans

Favors has been away from the team with a persona issue and had planned to return tonight. However, Alvin Gentry confirmed he won’t be back and the Pelicans are still thin in the front court as a result.

UPDATE: Marcus Smart (eye) still questionable vs. Pacers

Smart missed shootaround, which isn’t a good sign for his status tonight vs. Indiana. Coach Brad Stevens also said Smart is dealing with an illness, so I’d say he’s closer to doubtful than questionable. At best, a game-time decision. If Smart remains out, Gordon Hayward and Brad Wanamaker are the plays to pivot to, though an 11-game slate means a lot of options. Celtics-Pacers shouldn’t be the spot to look for a ton of fantasy points.

UPDATE: Hornets early report vs. Nets

So Marvin Williams is out, while Nicolas Batum is doubtful and Malik Monk appears likely to play vs. Brooklyn. This isn’t big news, but worth noting in terms of the Hornets’ rotation tonight. With Batum out, we should see the starters get the bulk of the minutes, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could see more time off the bench.

NBA Injury Report, Dec. 11

Pos. Player Team Opp. Injury Status DraftKings Price Notes
Pos. Player Team Opp. Injury Status DraftKings Price Notes
SF/PF Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL NOP Quad OUT $11,000 Ersan Ilyasova will start for Giannis
PF/C Anthony Davis LAL ORL Shoulder Available $10,400 Davis will start
PG Kyrie Irving BKN CHA Shoulder OUT $10,200
SG/SF Kawhi Leonard LAC TOR Knee Available $8,700 Not on injury report after resting Monday
PG/SG Zach LaVine CHI ATL Shoulder Available $7,900
PG/SG Fred VanVleet TOR LAC Knee OUT $6,800
PF/C Wendell Carter Jr. CHI ATL Tailbone Available $6,400
SF/PF Danilo Gallinari OKC SAC Ankle Available $6,400
PF/C Marvin Bagley SAC OKC Thumb Available $6,100
SF/PF Eric Paschall GSW NYK Hip Available $5,600
PG Mike Conley UTA MIN Hamstring OUT $5,500
PG/SG Markelle Fultz ORL LAL Illness OUT $5,500 DJ Augustin will start
PG Jeff Teague MIN UTA Ankle Available $5,200
PG/SG Marcus Smart BOS IND Eye OUT $5,200 Teague will come off the bench
PG Rajon Rondo LAL ORL Hamstring OUT $5,100
C Aron Baynes PHX MEM Calf Available $4,900
SG/SF Bogdan Bogdanovic SAC OKC Knee Available $4,800
PF/C Derrick Favors NOP MIL Personal OUT $4,800
PG/SG Coby White CHI ATL Hamstring Available $4,300
SG/SF Mikal Bridges PHX MEM Finger Available $4,200
PG/SG Austin Rivers HOU CLE Illness OUT $4,100
SF/PF Cam Johnson PHX MEM Hip Available $4,100
SF/PF Kyle Kuzma LAL ORL Ankle OUT $4,000
SG/SF Nicolas Batum CHA BKN Hand OUT $3,800
SF/PF Marvin Williams CHA BKN Knee OUT $3,600
PG/SG Avery Bradley LAL ORL Leg Available $3,500 Will be limited to 15 minutes
SF/PF JaMychal Green LAC TOR Back OUT $3,300