We’ve got 10 games on Monday’s NBA slate, which makes for a loaded injury report. Here’s a rundown for the day’s games, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: November 28
Clint Capela (dental pain) - available
De’Andre Hunter (foot) - available
Jalen Johnson (ankle) - OUT
Update - Capela and Hunter are in, while Johnson is out.
Update - The Hawks might have some issues on the perimeter tonight as both Hunter and Johnson are questionable. Either would get a boost if the other is ruled out.
Capela has missed two games with this issue. John Collins and Onyeka Okongwu would be in line for minutes if Capela sits this one out.
Joel Embiid (foot) - available
Update - Embiid is in for Philadelphia.
Update - Embiid has been upgraded to questionable, suggesting he could make a return to the floor after missing three games with a foot injury. If he plays, it’ll be a huge boost for a 76ers team that has held its own without its stars.
Embiid remains out, so Paul Reed and Montrezl Harrell will be the primary centers for Philadelphia in this contest.
Jaden McDaniels (illness) - OUT
Update - McDaniels has been ruled out, elevating Anderson in fantasy/DFS lineups.
McDaniels missed Sunday’s game with an illness, so he could also be out Monday. Kyle Anderson would see heavy minutes if McDaniels sits again.
Rui Hachimura (ankle) - OUT
Kyle Kuzma (back) - available
Both these players sat Sunday. We’ll see what their status is before looking at the fantasy/DFS impact.
LaMelo Ball (ankle) - OUT
Gordon Hayward (shoulder) - OUT, considered week-to-week
Terry Rozier (illness) - OUT
Update - Rozier has been ruled out, so Oubre Jr. is the value play for Charlotte.
Update - Rozier has been added to the injury report with an illness but still appears to be on track to play tonight.
With Ball and Hayward out, look for Terry Rozier and Jalen McDaniels to be heavily involved in the rotation with Kelly Oubre Jr. also getting good run.
Jayson Tatum (ankle) - available
Jaylen Brown (neck) - OUT
Al Horford (back) - OUT
Update - Brown has been ruled out, which elevates Tatum and Malcolm Brogdon in fantasy/DFS formats.
Update - Tatum is in, but Brown is now questionable with a neck injury. Horford has been ruled out, which elevates Grant Williams in fantasy/DFS lineups.
Tatum missed Sunday’s game, so we’ll see if he’s good to suit up for the second night of a back-to-back set. If he’s out, Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon would be the fantasy/DFS beneficiaries.
Markelle Fultz (toe) - OUT
Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) - OUT
Jalen Suggs (ankle) - OUT
Mo Bamba (back) - OUT
Terrence Ross (illness) - OUT
Update - Bamba is out, which means Bol Bol and Mo Wagner are in play for DFS contests.
Update - Carter Jr. is out while Bamba is questionable. Bol Bol and Mo Wagner might be in line for more minutes here. Suggs remains out at the guard spot, which helps RJ Hampton in fantasy/DFS formats.
We’ll see how the Magic play this one on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Seth Curry (injury management) - available
Update - Curry is available for tonight’s game against Orlando.
If Curry doesn’t play, Joe Harris and Royce O’Neale would get heavy minutes on the perimeter. Cam Thomas would get some run in the backcourt as well.
Jarrett Allen (back) - OUT
Caris LeVert (ankle) - available
Kevin Love (thumb) - OUT
Update - LeVert is in for the Cavaliers.
Update - Love and Allen are out, which means Evan Mobley is a nice fantasy/DFS play. Meanwhile, LeVert is probable and is a good filler option himself as he’s likely to get the start Monday.
All three guys sat Sunday’s game, so we’ll see how the Cavaliers approach the second night of the back-to-back set.
Scottie Barnes (knee) - available
Otto Porter Jr. (toe) - OUT
Pascal Siakam (groin) - available
Update - Siakam and Barnes are both in. Siakam will start, while Barnes and Gary Trent Jr. will come off the bench for the Raptors.
Siakam is potentially set to return, and Barnes could also come back. Both practiced Sunday, so it looks promising. Christian Koloko would see a reduction in minutes if one or both play Monday.
CJ McCollum (protocols) - OUT
Brandon Ingram (toe) - OUT
Update - Ingram is out, and Murphy is starting in his place for the Pelicans tonight.
With McCollum out and Ingram unlikely to play, Jose Alvarado and Trey Murphy seem like the natural replacements in the rotation. Zion Williamson and Jonas Valanciunas likely get more shots overall, but Murphy is a nice filler play with upside due to his shooting ability.
Michael Porter Jr. (heel) - OUT
Bones Hyland (illness) - OUT
Update - Both Porter Jr. and Hyland have been ruled out for tonight’s contest.
Aaron Gordon and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will respectively see more usage if Porter Jr. and Hyland are out.
Alex Caruso (ankle) - available
Update - Caruso is in for Chicago.
Caruso’s availability won’t really impact shots much, but the Bulls are worse defensively if he’s out. His status might have implications for the total in this game.
Lauri Markkanen (knee) - available
Update - Markkanen is in for the Jazz.
This is a revenge game for Markkanen, who has been awesome to start this season with Utah. We’ll see if he can suit up against the organization that traded for him on draft night.
Chris Paul (heel) - OUT
Paul is out again, which means Cam Payne likely gets the start. Devin Booker’s assist prop is worth hitting here while Payne is a nice value play in DFS lineups.
Anthony Davis (calf) - available
LeBron James (groin) - available
Update - As expected, both stars are available for the Lakers as they try to get a third consecutive win.
James played both games of the back-to-back, so he’s good to go. Davis is expected to play but picked up a calf injury Friday against the Spurs. He’s been a force for the Lakers of late and would be a huge loss if he is sidelined again.