UPDATE: Morris and Gibson have both been ruled out Monday vs. the Wizards.
Taj Gibson (illness) and Marcus Morris Sr (sore left Achilles) are out for tonight’s game against Washington. Tonight’s starters are Payton, Barrett, Knox II, Randle and Robinson.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 23, 2019
Kevin Knox and Robinson will start, as well as Elfrid Payton. I think all three are viable DFS plays, and I already mentioned I love Randle as a GPP play.
Injury Report vs Washington: Taj Gibson (illness) is questionable; Marcus Morris Sr. (sore left Achilles) is doubtful and Reggie Bullock (cervical disc herniation) and Wayne Ellington (sore left Achilles) are out.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) December 23, 2019
It doesn’t appear Morris will be able to play Monday night due to a sore Achilles. Taj Gibson is also dealing with an illness and is questionable to play. Reggie Bullock and Wayne Ellington remain out of the Knicks lineup.
Fantasy Basketball Analysis: New York Knicks frontcourt
If both Morris and Gibson are sidelined, this is a great spot for both Julius Randle ($6,700) and Mitchell Robinson ($5,800). I imagine both would start and soak up a lot of the minutes at PF and C in a great matchup vs. the Wizards, who are depleted by injuries. They have absolutely no bodies in the front court, so Randle and Robinson should eat on the glass and inside. We should also see Bobby Portis ($4,800) get some additional minutes, though it would surprise me if the Knicks ran away with this game. So if it’s competitive, give me Randle and Robinson.