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NBA Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Injury Report, DFS Play of the Day for November 18

Jeff Pratt provides live NBA injury report updates for November 18 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 November 18

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Washington Wizards Miami Heat S. Dinwiddie (O), D. Bertans (O), D. Gafford (A) R. Neto & A. Holiday will see more minutes in Dinwiddie's absence.
Miami Heat Washington Wizards B. Adebayo (O), T. Herro (O), D. Dedmon (A), C. Martin (A), M. Morris (O) P. Tucker will see an expanded role with Adebayo unable to play.
Golden State Warriors Cleveland Cavaliers S. Curry (A), I. Iguodala (O) Curry will play.
Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors J. Allen (O), L. Markkanen (O), E. Mobley (O), C. Osman (O) D. Wade will continue to see a bump in playing time with Allen & Mobley out.
San Antonio Spurs Minnesota Timberwolves J. Poeltl (O) T. Young to continue seeing an expanded role in Poeltl's absence.
Minnesota Timberwolves San Antonio Spurs J. Okogie (Q), N. Reid (Q) T. Murphy to see a bump in minutes if Okogie is out.
Los Angeles Clippers Memphis Grizzlies N. Batum (O), T. Mann (A), J. Winslow (O) L. Kennard will see an expanded role with Batum unable to play.
Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Clippers TBD TBD
Philadelphia 76ers Denver Nuggets J. Embiid (O), D. Green (O), B. Simmons (O) T. Maxey & T. Harris to continue seeing expanded roles with Embiid out.
Denver Nuggets Philadelphia 76ers W. Barton (D), A. Gordon (O), Z. Nnaji (O) A. Rivers to see a bump in minutes if Barton is out.
Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz O. Anunoby (O), C. Boucher (Q), P. Achiuwa (Q) S. Barnes will see an expanded role with OG unable to suit up.
Utah Jazz Toronto Raptors R. Gay (A) Gay will return after an extended absence.

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Pratt’s Play of the Day (November 18)

Gary Trent Jr.

There aren’t many appealing value options on today’s six-game slate, but Trent Jr. has quietly impressed over the last few games. The Duke product has racked up 32+ DKFP in three-straight games, scoring 18+ points in each of those contests. Typically known for his offense, Trent Jr. has surprised a lot of people with his defense, ranking third in the NBA in steals per game with 2.5. The 6’6 wing has had consistency issues in the past, so take advantage of his hot streak while you can.


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