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NBA Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Injury Report, DFS Play of the Day for October 26

Jeff Pratt provides live NBA injury report updates for October 26, highlighting the best DraftKings plays of the day.

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Welcome to the live NBA injury report for Tuesday’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 26

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Philadelphia 76ers New York Knicks J. Embiid (A), A. Drummond (A), S. Milton (O), B. Simmons (O) Embiid & Drummond are expected to play.
New York Knicks Philadelphia 76ers N. Noel (O) M. Robinson to see a bump in playing time with Noel out.
Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder A. Iguodala (P), J. Kuminga (O), J. Wiseman (O) Iguodala is expected to suit up.
Oklahoma City Thunder Golden State Warriors D. Favors (O) I. Roby will see an expanded role with Favors out.
Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs L. James (O), K. Nunn (O), T. Horton-Tucker (O), W. Ellington (Q), T. Ariza (O) C. Anthony will see a significantly expanded role with LeBron unable to play.
San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Lakers TBD TBD
Houston Rockets Dallas Mavericks TBD TBD
Dallas Mavericks Houston Rockets TBD TBD
Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz P. Dozier (P) Second night of B2B. Dozier is expected to suit up.
Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets R. Gay (O) E. Paschall to see an expanded role in Gay's absence.

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Pratt’s Play of the Day (October 26)

Josh Giddey

After an underwhelming start to his rookie season, Giddey filled up the stat sheet Sunday against Philly. The Australian sensation finished with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists en route to a 47 DKFP performance against a tough 76ers defense. At 6’8, Giddey is a versatile ball-handler that should thrive in Oklahoma City’s young offense with a multitude of opportunities. Next up, the Thunder take on a Warriors defense that ranks 28th against SFs, giving Giddey a chance to build on this positive momentum.


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