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Clint Capela will return to the starting lineup Monday vs. the Trail Blazers

Houston center will come back from concussion tonight. We break down how you should approach Houston’s lineup in DFS and betting.

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela warms up before a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

After missing a few games due to a concussion, the Houston Rockets will get center Clint Capela back in the lineup Monday night vs. the Portland Trail Blazers at home.

On top of that, there are a few other changes to the Rockets’ lineup. SF/PF Danuel House Jr. (back) will also return to the lineup and start, while center Tyson Chandler (rest) will get the night off after playing increased minutes with Capela sidelined.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis: Houston Rockets lineup

So in terms of DFS, I think you can roll out Capela ($7,700) on DraftKings in GPPs. He’s coming off a concussion, so there isn’t much concern of him seeing limited minutes. Sure, if the game gets out of hand, then he’d likely take a seat early, but the line isn’t TOO wide at the Rockets favored by 7 points at home.

With Chandler out, House ($3,700) is a top value play on the slate. He should see a lot of time at PF and even some minutes at center with Capela on the bench. P.J. Tucker’s ($4,800) value takes a hit, but he wasn’t producing much in terms of fantasy anyway.

As far as that line, with Capela back and Russell Westbrook ($8,300) coming off rest, I’d be shocked if the Rockets didn’t cover this spread. They’re on a seven-game winning streak and the Blazers have lost six of their past eight games. James Harden ($12,000) is playing out of his skull and could prob beat up on Portland with Duke’s roster his only backup.

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