Sunday’s NBA slate features 11 games, which means a lengthy injury report comes along with it. Some teams have been able to power through injuries this season, while others have succumbed to the lack of personnel. Here’s Sunday’s injury report in the association.
NBA Injury Report: January 23
Cam Reddish (ankle) expected to play
Nerlens Noel (knee) questionable
Kemba Walker (knee) questionable
Reddish might not be able to fit into this rotation just yet. Walker and Noel are questionable, so look for Alec Burks and Mitchell Robinson to be potentially strong DFS options Sunday.
Aaron Nesmith (ankle) available
Marcus Smart (conditioning) available
Update - Smart is set to play, and reportedly will not have a minutes limit. He’s a decent play in fantasy/DFS contests, but recognize that Boston’s offense will continue to run through Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
Both guards are likely to go, so that means Dennis Schroder and Payton Pritchard lose some value in fantasy and DFS formats.
Anthony Davis (knee) OUT
LeBron James (abdominal) available
Update - Davis has been ruled out for Sunday’s game, so the Lakers will rely on James and Russell Westbrook offensively. This also means Dwight Howard will likely start at center for LA.
Davis is a game-time decision, which is huge for the Lakers. This would be a massive return for the big man, and fantasy/DFS players would surely roster him. James is expected to play as usual.
Tyler Herro (protocols) OUT
Kyle Lowry (personal) OUT
PJ Tucker (calf) available
Herro and Lowry are out, so that means Gabe Vincent and Jimmy Butler become the team’s primary ballhandlers. Tucker doesn’t carry much fantasy/DFS relevance as he’s primarily a defensive player.
Zach LaVine (knee) OUT
Alex Caruso (wrist) Out 6-8 weeks
LaVine remains out, while Caruso is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a wrist injury. Lonzo Ball is out as well. Fantasy/DFS players should keep riding with Ayo Dosunmu and Coby White as Chicago’s lead backcourt.
Terrence Ross (knee) OUT
Gary Harris (back) OUT
Update - Both Ross and Harris are out. Look for Franz Wagner, Cole Anthony and Jalen Suggs to get more minutes with two key rotation players out for Orlando.
Update - Harris has been added to the injury report with a back issues. He’s a trade candidate for the Magic as the deadline approaches, so getting as many games in to increase his value will be key for Orlando and Harris.
With Ross questionable, Franz Wagner carries more value in fantasy and DFS lineups.
Norman Powell (personal) OUT
Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) available
Cody Zeller (knee) OUT
Nassir Little (knee) available
The Trail Blazers have a host of role players out, but Little and Smith Jr. continue to be value adds. They’re both probable to play.
Kevin Huerter (hip) available
Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) OUT
Danilo Gallinari (Achilles) available
Update - Both Huerter and Gallinari are suiting up Sunday, so Hunter becomes slightly less valuable in fantasy/DFS contests. However, he’s still likely to start for Atlanta.
De’Andre Hunter is probably the best value play on the board, assuming Atlanta’s perimeter rotation continues to experience the injury bug.
Gordon Hayward (foot) OUT
Hayward was a late add to the injury report with a foot issue, so look for Miles Bridges and PJ Washington absorb his minutes on the wing.
Seth Curry (ankle) OUT
Matisse Thybulle (shoulder) OUT
Danny Green (hip) OUT
With Curry, Green and Thybulle out, look for Furkan Korkmaz and Tyrese Maxey as strong replacement options in Philadelphia’s rotation.
Desmond Bane (protocols) TBD
Kyle Anderson (protocols) TBD
Steven Adams (ankle) available
Brandon Clarke (back) OUT
Update - Adams is in, but Clarke is out so those who backed Jackson Jr. can retain him in lineups.
Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. will carry higher price points in DFS contests, especially if Adams is ruled out for this game.
Luka Doncic (neck) available
Doncic was a surprise addition to the injury report with a neck issue, but he’s expected to play through the injury.
Nic Claxton (hamstring) OUT
Joe Harris (ankle) TBD
Update - Claxton has been ruled out, so look for Sharpe to be the value play in this game for the Nets.
Claxton is still dealing with the hamstring, so look for Day’Ron Sharpe and LaMarcus Aldridge as filler options.
Patrick Beverley (ankle) OUT
Update - Beverley has been ruled out, so Russell becomes a strong play in fantasy and DFS lineups.
Beverley doesn’t have much of a role offensively, but D’Angelo Russell will see additional ball-handling duties if the veteran point guard sits.
Will Barton (hamstring) available
Bones Hyland (illness) OUT
Update - Hyland was a late add to the injury report and is out with an illness.
Barton has found a way to be on the injury report routinely, but the ailment changes every time. He’s probable though, so that’s good news for Denver.
Rudy Gobert (ankle) available
Bojan Bogdanovic (finger) available
Donovan Mitchell (concussion) OUT
Update - Bogdanovic and Gobert are good to for Sunday’s game, which will give the Jazz a boost.
Gobert played through this issue Friday, so he’s likely going to suit up. Bogdanovic has dealt with this problem before but is expected to play. Mitchell is still sidelined with concussion protocols.
Klay Thompson (injury management) OUT
Draymond Green (disc) OUT
Update - Thompson has been ruled out. Look for Jordan Poole and Juan Toscano-Anderson to get more minutes as a result. Andrew Wiggins also gets a boost in fantasy/DFS contests.
Thompson is a solid fantasy/DFS play despite some shooting struggles. Green’s injury situation has morphed into a trouble area for the Warriors, who can’t afford to lose their defensive star for a long period of time.