There are six 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 6:00 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: Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) available, Andrew Wiggins will start, Jeff Teague a game-time call
Per the NBA injury report for tonight, KAT is available and Teague we’ll have to wait and see closer to game time. If Teague is out, Shabazz Napier will likely start and see big minutes. Wiggins is going to play, so Jarrett Culver and Robert Covington become less viable. KAT is still a good play overall though.
UPDATE: Rajon Rondo (hamstring) has been ruled out vs. Timberwolves
Rajon Rondo is out tonight, per Frank Vogel.— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonWrites) December 9, 2019
With Rondo out, we can expect more of Quinn Cook off the bench as the primary backup PG. He’d make for a decent value play on tonight’s slate and/or in Showdown on DK.
UPDATE: Cory Joseph (back) will start vs. Mavericks
UPDATE: Marvin Bagley (thumb) ruled out, Cory Joseph (back) a game-time decision vs. Mavericks
Marvin Bagley III (thumb) is OUT. Cory Joseph (back) will be a gametime decision tonight at Dallas— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) December 8, 2019
UPDATE: Matisse Thybulle (ankle) is available to play vs. Raptors
Matisse Thybulle is available tonight. https://t.co/pQUUQoNmbM— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) December 8, 2019
Thybulle will be able to give it a go tonight vs. Toronto. This impacts the value of Furkan Korkmaz a bit at wing, but doesn’t do much in terms of fantasy. It’s not an easy matchup for the Sixers, so I don’t know how crazy I am about playing Thybulle in DFS and season-long.
UPDATE: Bam Adebayo (groin) will play, Justise Winslow (back) out vs. Hornets
Justise Winslow is out tonight. Bam Adebayo will play. All player Art Basel parties are still on.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) December 8, 2019
Bam is playing, so we can expect him to start and see his usual allotment of minutes. I think he’s a solid play in DFS and season-long so long as he isn’t on any restrictions. Winslow being out again, along with Goran Dragic, just means more Jimmy Butler goodness. Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson should also see more minutes as a result.
UPDATE: Joel Embiid (hip) will play. Matisse Thybulle (ankle) questionable vs. Raptors
We knew Embiid was expected to play, but this news confirms that the big man will go against Toronto. This bumps Mike Scott out of the starting lineup and is a downgrade to Al Horford and Tobias Harris in DFS. If Thybulle is out, Scott could see more run, along with Furkan Korkmaz, who has been starting for the injured Josh Richardson.
NBA Injury Report, Dec. 8
|C||Joel Embiid||PHI||TOR||Hip||Will Play||$10,000|
|C||Bam Adebayo||MIA||CHA||Groin||Will Play||$8,100|
|SG/SF||Andrew Wiggins||MIN||LAL||Thumb||Will Play||$7,600|
|SG/SF||Bogdan Bogdanovic||SAC||DAL||Knee||Will Play||$4,900|
|PG/SG||Cory Joseph||SAC||DAL||Back||Will Play||$4,400||Joseph will start|