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Marcus Morris ruled out Monday vs. Wizards [UPDATE]

Forward leads Knicks injury report with sore Achilles. Taj Gibson also out, so New York is thin in the front court.

New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris Sr. controls the ball around Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Morris and Gibson have both been ruled out Monday vs. the Wizards.

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.

New York Knicks F Marcus Morris is listed as doubtful to play Monday night vs. the Washington Wizards.

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.