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Report: Andrew Wiggins to miss Friday’s game vs. the Wizards

Timberwolves forward dealing with personal matter and won’t play tonight against Washington. We break down the impact of his absence.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins backs towards the basket as San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes plays defense in the second half at Target Center. Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from the Chris Hine of the Star Tribune, the Timberwolves will be without the services of forward Andrew Wiggins due to a personal matter Friday vs. the Wizards. This is a bit sudden and will have a bit of a trickle-down effect on Minnesota’s lineup and the betting lines on DraftKings Sportsbook for this game.

How Should You Approach Andrew Wiggins’ Absence in DFS and Betting?

Wiggins ($8,300) had been on a nice scoring tear, dropping at least 30 points in four of five games. He had topped 52.5 DKFP in back-to-back games and now he’s out. I already loved Karl-Anthony Towns ($10,000) on this slate and he becomes a lock in cash lineups. The matchup vs. the Wizards is insanely good and I don’t think this should hurt the high-scoring prediction for this game. It’ll still be a up-and-down, scoring-fest.

I think the two players that get the biggest boost are Jeff Teague ($5,300) and Robert Covington ($4,800). Both are great value plays and I highlighted this game as a stack option. With Wiggins out of the way, it’s even easier to fit in KAT and Bradley Beal ($8,500). Jarrett Culver ($4,500) should also get a long look in GPPs.

As far as betting the game, I still like the T-Wolves on the moneyline and spread at -7. The O/U is currently at 242, though I could see that dropping a bit, so attacking the under may be the way to go. The game will still have tons of fantasy points and scoring even if the OVER doesn’t hit.

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