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NBA Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Injury Report, DFS Play of the Day for November 12

Jeff Pratt provides live NBA injury report updates for November 12, 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 November 12

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
New York Knicks Charlotte Hornets N. Noel (O) M. Robinson will see a bump in playing time with Noel unable to play.
Charlotte Hornets New York Knicks TBD TBD
Milwaukee Bucks Boston Celtics G. Antetokounmpo (O), B. Lopez (O), K. Middleton (O) J. Holiday will see an expanded offensive role with Giannis & Middleton out.
Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks J. Brown (O) D. Schroder will continue to start in Brown's absence.
Detroit Pistons Cleveland Cavaliers K. Olynyk (O) I. Stewart could see a bump in minutes with Olynyk sidelined.
Cleveland Cavaliers Detroit Pistons L. Markkanen (O), K. Love (O) E. Mobley to continue seeing an expanded role with Markkanen & Love out.
Brooklyn Nets New Orleans Pelicans N. Claxton (O) B. Griffin will continue to see a bump in playing time with Claxton out.
New Orleans Pelicans Brooklyn Nets B. Ingram (O), S. Adams (Q), N. Marshall (Q) J. Hart to see an expanded role with Ingram unable to suit up.
Portland Trail Blazers Houston Rockets TBD TBD
Houston Rockets Portland Trail Blazers K. Porter Jr. (P) KPJ is expected to suit up.
Sacramento Kings Oklahoma City Thunder T. Haliburton (Q) D. Mitchell will see an expanded role if Haliburton is out.
Oklahoma City Thunder Sacramento Kings TBD TBD
Phoenix Suns Memphis Grizzlies D. Ayton (O), L. Shamet (A) J. McGee will see an expanded role with Ayton unable to play.
Memphis Grizzlies Phoenix Suns D. Brooks (O) D. Melton to see a bump in playing time with Brooks out.
Dallas Mavericks San Antonio Spurs M. Kleber (O) D. Powell to continue seeing more minutes with Kleber out.
San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks K. Bates-Diop (O) D. McDermott will see an expanded role with Bates-Diop unable to suit up.
Atlanta Hawks Denver Nuggets TBD TBD
Denver Nuggets Atlanta Hawks M. Porter Jr. (O) P. Dozier & A. Gordon to continue seeing expanded roles in MPJ's absence.
Chicago Bulls Golden State Warriors N. Vucevic (O) T. Bradley will see a significant bump in minutes with Vucevic out.
Golden State Warriors Chicago Bulls D. Green (Q), D. Lee (Q) J. Toscano-Anderson will see an expanded role if Green is unable to play.
Minnesota Timberwolves Los Angeles Lakers TBD TBD
Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves TBD TBD

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Pratt’s Play of the Day (November 12)

Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Alexander-Walker did his best impression of his cousin Shai on Wednesday, racking up a career-high 33 points and 10 rebounds en route to a huge 61.0 DKFP performance. NAW has seen a spike in usage rate lately, averaging 25.7% over his last four contests. After a streak of cold games, Alexander-Walker finally turned that usage into significant production and he should continue to do so against the Nets. There’s plenty of upside for the Virginia Tech product at $6,000.


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