Wednesday’s NBA slate features a whopping 13 games, which means there’s a long injury report to go along with that. The league is still putting players and coaches in health and safety protocols, although that number is far less than it was a month ago. Here’s a look at Wednesday’s injury report in the NBA.
NBA Injury Report: January 19
Wendell Carter Jr. (hamstring) questionable
The Magic have missed Carter Jr’s consistency in the frontcourt. Look for Mo Bamba and Mo Wagner as potential DFS options if Carter Jr. is ruled out.
Danny Green (hip) OUT
Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) OUT
Green and Thybulle are both out, so Seth Curry, Georges Niang and Furkan Korkmaz have some additional value in fantasy and DFS lineups for Wednesday’s game.
Nic Claxton (hamstring) questionable
Paul Millsap (personal) OUT
Claxton has missed some games already with his hamstring, while Millsap is out. If Claxton is ruled out, look for LaMarcus Aldridge and Day’Ron Sharpe to absorb the frontcourt minutes.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) OUT
Clint Capela (ankle) OUT
With Bogdanovic and Capela out, Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter and John Collins are the big fantasy and DFS plays for this Hawks team Wednesday.
Kelly Oubre (conditioning) questionable
LaMelo Ball (illness) expected to play
Ball missed Monday’s game with an illness, even though he was technically available to play. Oubre is questionable due to conditioning, so look for Miles Bridges and Gordon Hayward in fantasy and DFS contests.
Marcus Smart (protocols) OUT
Aaron Nesmith (ankle) OUT
Both Smart and Nesmith have been declared out for tonight’s matchup. Dennis Schroder and Payton Pritchard are strong value plays Wednesday.
Norman Powell (conditioning) doubtful
Powell is doubtful, which means Nassir Little and Robert Covington are good plays for Wednesday’s slate.
Tyler Herro (protocols) OUT
Kyle Lowry (personal) OUT
Update — The Heat won’t have Herro or Lowry, so expect Jimmy Butler, Max Strus and Vincent to soak up the minutes in the back court.
Tyler Herro probably sees an expanded playmaking role here and is a great fantasy and DFS play. Gabe Vincent will also see some minutes at the point guard spot and becomes a potential lineup option.
Alex Caruso (conditioning) probable
Zach LaVine (knee) OUT
Lonzo Ball (knee) OUT
Caruso is probable and likely gets elevated into fantasy/DFS consideration with Chicago’s other injuries. Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu remain the top backcourt options with Ball and LaVine out.
Desmond Bane (protocols) OUT
Kyle Anderson (protocols) OUT
Tyus Jones (protocols) OUT
Bane and Anderson hit protocols Tuesday. With Dillon Brooks still out, look for De’Anthony Melton and Ziaire Williams are possible replacement options for the Grizzlies.
Jrue Holiday (ankle) active
Update- Holiday will be active for tonight’s matchup.
Holiday has been dealing with this problem for a while now. If he doesn’t go, Khris Middleton and Grayson Allen are the primary beneficiaries.
Gary Trent Jr. (ankle) OUT
Update- Trent Jr. is officially out for tonight’s matchup so lean into Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby as potential DFS additions.
Trent Jr. is questionable to play. His status will directly affect Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby in fantasy and DFS lineups.
Maxi Kleber (knee) questionable
With Kleber questionable, look for Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell to get some additional run Wednesday night for the Mavs.
There are no notable injuries for either team.
Donovan Mitchell (concussion) OUT
Rudy Gay (heel) OUT
Update — Gay won’t play against the Rockets tonight along with Mitchell. So Clarkson, Mike Conley and Ingles are the places to go for some value.
Mitchell was ruled out after being diagnosed with a concussion Tuesday. Jordan Clarkson will probably get the start, while Royce O’Neale and Joe Ingles might take on additional minutes.
Nicolas Batum (protocols) OUT
Luke Kennard (conditioning) questionable
Update — Batum has entered health and safety protocols and will not suit up tonight. This increases the fantasy/DFS value of Marcus Morris Sr. and Ivica Zubac for tonight.
Kennard is finally out of the protocols, but now his status comes down to conditioning. Reggie Jackson, Nicolas Batum and Terrace Mann are still the best fantasy/DFS plays on LA’s roster.
Tyrese Haliburton (protocols) TBD
With Haliburton likely out, look for De’Aaron Fox and Davion Mitchell to be the team’s primary ballhandlers.
Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) questionable
If Brogdon is unable to play, Caris LeVert and Chris Duarte likely pick up the slack in the backcourt. Both are solid fantasy and DFS plays.
LeBron James (abdominal) probable
Carmelo Anthony (back) questionable
Dwight Howard (knee) probable
James will play and Howard is probable. Anthony hasn’t been up to it the past few games, so Trevor Ariza, Avery Bradley and Malik Monk could continue to see more touches on the perimeter if he sits out again.