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NBA Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Injury Report, DFS Play of the Day for October 29

Jeff Pratt provides live NBA injury report updates for October 29, highlighting the best DraftKings plays of the day.

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Welcome to the live NBA injury report for Friday’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 29

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Orlando Magic Toronto Raptors M. Carter-Williams (O), E. Moore (O), C. Okeke (O) R. Hampton will continue to see a bump in minutes with MCW sidelined.
Toronto Raptors Orlando Magic P. Siakam (O), Y. Watanabe (O) S. Barnes to continue seeing an expanded role with Siakam sidelined.
Charlotte Hornets Miami Heat T. Rozier (Q), P. Washington (D) I. Smith to continue seeing an expanded role if Rozier is unable to suit up.
Miami Heat Charlotte Hornets B. Adebayo (A), K. Lowry (A) Adebayo & Lowry are expected to play.
Indiana Pacers Brooklyn Nets C. LeVert (O), M. Brogdon (O) C. Duarte to see an expanded role in LeVert & Brogdon's absence.
Brooklyn Nets Indiana Pacers N. Claxton (O) P. Millsap could see a bump in minutes with Claxton unable to play.
Sacramento Kings New Orleans Pelicans TBD TBD
New Orleans Pelicans Sacramento Kings J. Hart (Q), G. Temple (O) T. Murphy will see an expanded role if Hart out.
Los Angeles Clippers Portland Trail Blazers TBD TBD
Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Clippers TBD TBD
Dallas Mavericks Denver Nuggets K. Porzingis (O) M. Kleber to continue seeing an expanded role in Porzingis' absence.
Denver Nuggets Dallas Mavericks N. Jokic (Q), V. Cancar (O0 J. Green could see a significantly expanded role if Jokic is unable to suit up.
Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers TBD TBD
Los Angeles Lakers Cleveland Cavaliers L. James (Q), A. Davis (A), R. Rondo (A), M. Monk (P) R. Westbrook will see an expanded role if LeBron is out.

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Pratt’s Play of the Day (October 29)

Cole Anthony

Considering the Magic drafted Jalen Suggs and R.J. Hampton has emerged as a solid rotational player, Anthony’s prospects weren’t too bright heading into the 2021-22 campaign. However, the 2020 No. 15 overall pick appears determined not to be overlooked in Orlando’s backcourt. Anthony has scored 40+ DKFP in two of his last three games, including a dominant 66.5-point performance against the Knicks on Sunday. The UNC product racked up an impressive 24-6-5 stat line vs. the Hornets Wednesday with a season-high 28.2% usage rate. At $6,500, you need Anthony in your lineups vs. Toronto.


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