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NBA Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Injury Report, DFS Play of the Day for October 28

Jeff Pratt provides live NBA injury report updates for October 28, 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 28

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Atlanta Hawks Washington Wizards T. Young (A), B Bogdanovic (A), L. Williams (A), K. Huerter (A) Young, Bogdanovic, Williams & Huerter will all suit up.
Washington Wizards Atlanta Hawks S. Dinwiddie (O), D. Gafford (O) M. Harrell will see an expanded role in Gafford's absence. R. Neto will see a bump in minutes with Dinwiddie out.
Detroit Pistons Philadelphia 76ers J. Grant (A), C. Cunningham (O) Grant will suit up.
Philadelphia 76ers Detroit Pistons J. Embiid (A), S. Milton (A), B. Simmons (O) Embiid will play.
Utah Jazz Houston Rockets B. Bogdanovic (A), E. Paschall (A), M. Oni (Q), R. Gay (O) Bogdanovic will suit up.
Houston Rockets Utah Jazz D. House Jr. (O) D. Nwaba will see more minutes in House's absence.
New York Knicks Chicago Bulls N. Noel (Q) M. Robinson will see a bump in playing time if Noel is unable to suit up.
Chicago Bulls New York Knicks Z. LaVine (A), C. White (O) LaVine is expected to suit up.
San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks D. McDermott (O) D. Vassell to see a bump in minutes with McDermott sidelined.
Dallas Mavericks San Antonio Spurs K. Porzingis (O), S. Brown (O), T. Burke (O), B. Marjanovic (Q) M. Kleber will see an expanded role with Porzingis out.
Memphis Grizzlies Golden State Warriors TBD TBD
Golden State Warriors Memphis Grizzlies J. Kuminga (O) A. Iguodala & O. Porter Jr. could see expanded roles in Kuminga's absence.

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Pratt’s Play of the Day (October 28)

Jakob Poeltl

You know what you’re getting from Jakob Poeltl. The 7’0 center is a walking double-double, averaging 16 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. That being said, every so often he breaks out for a huge performance. That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday, as Poeltl racked up 53.8 DKFP with a 27 & 14 stat line in San Antonio’s overtime loss to the Lakers. The 26-year-old big man is extremely efficient, ranking sixth in field goal percentage this year at 72.1%. That efficiency has translated into fantasy production, as Poeltl has scored less than 37 DKFP just once this season. Tonight, the Spurs face off against a Dallas team that is struggling to defend against big men, ranking 26th in DKFP allowed to centers. This is the perfect opportunity for Poeltl to string together back-to-back dominant performances and throw his hat in the Most Improved Player conversation.


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