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NBA Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Injury Report, DFS Play of the Day for October 21

Jeff Pratt provides live NBA injury report updates for October 21, highlighting the best DraftKings plays of the day.

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Welcome to the live NBA injury report for Thursday’s DraftKings slate. The idea of this page is to provide instant updates to help you stay up-to-date with your lineups.

This page will be updated after the 1:30 p.m. ET and 5:30 p.m. ET injury reports, and you can confirm additional updates by checking the time stamp. When a player has a status change, they will now be bolded in the injuries and notes section.

I will also be highlighting my favorite DraftKings play of the day for each slate below the injury report.


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Key News to Monitor for October 21

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Dallas Mavericks Atlanta Hawks TBD TBD
Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks D. Gallinari (O), L. Williams (A), J. Johnson (P), O. Okongwu (O) S. Hill could see a bump in minutes with Gallinari out.
Milwaukee Bucks Miami Heat J. Holiday (O), B. Lopez (O), D. DiVincenzo (O), B. Portis (O), R. Hood (O), S. Ojeleye (O) G. Hill will likely start in Holiday's absence.
Miami Heat Milwaukee Bucks V. Oladipo (O) Oladipo's absence will not significantly affect Miami's rotation.
Los Angeles Clippers Golden State Warriors N. Batum (O), S. Ibaka (O), K. Johnson (O) L. Kennard & J. Winslow will see a bump in minutes with Batum out.
Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Clippers K. Thompson (O), J. Wiseman (O), J. Kuminga (O) J. Poole will continue to start in Thompson's absence.

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Pratt’s Play of the Day (October 21)

Jordan Poole

Poole was impressive throughout preseason, and that trend continued on Opening Night, as he racked up 30.0 DKFP. With Klay Thompson still sidelined, Poole has answered the call as the Warriors’ starting shooting guard. After Steph Curry, he saw the highest usage rate (28%) for Golden State in their win over the Lakers on Tuesday. The Michigan product took advantage of his opportunity, finishing with 20 points, three assists and two rebounds. Despite a tough matchup against the Clippers, Poole has way too much upside to pass up on Thursday at just $5,500.


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