After a loaded Monday slate, there are only two games for Tuesday’s slate. This means a substantially less lengthy injury report, although there are some big names in question even with the limited schedule. Here’s a look at Tuesday’s injury report in the association.
NBA Injury Report: January 18
Jaylen Nowell (knee) available
Nowell is getting 19 minutes per game over the last 17 contests, so he does offer some fringe value in DFS lineups if healthy.
Kemba Walker (knee) available
Nerlens Noel (knee) OUT
Update - Walker is playing and starting for the Knicks.
Update - Walker is officially a game-time decision, so Burks is looking like a solid option in fantasy and DFS lineups if the point guard is unable to go.
If Walker is unable to play, look for Alec Burks to be a top fantasy and DFS target. Noel is unlikely to play, so Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson will continue to soak up most of the frontcourt minutes for New York.
Jerami Grant (thumb) Out at least one more week
Grant is one of the biggest trade targets, as the Pistons are trying to rebuild and can use some additional draft assets. Teams will definitely want to see Grant back in action prior to giving up anything for him in a trade, so the sooner he gets back on the court the better.
Stephen Curry (hand) available
Draymond Green (calf) OUT
Moses Moody (knee) available
Klay Thompson (injury management) available
Gary Payton II (back) available
Andre Iguodala (injury management) questionable
Update - Curry and Thompson are both starting, while Payton II should come off the bench for the Warriors Tuesday.
Update - Payton II ($4,500) is probable and is a value play with Thompson likely to still be on a minutes limit. Curry is expected to play as well, so that does hurt Payton’s production a bit.
Curry and Thompson are likely to go, with the former really needing to break out of a shooting slump. Moody is questionable, as is Payton. Look for Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga to be potential DFS options for Golden State.