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NBA Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Injury Report, DFS Play of the Day for November 19

Jeff Pratt provides live NBA injury report updates for November 19 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 19

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Golden State Warriors Detroit Pistons S. Curry (O), D. Green (O), I. Iguodala (O), O. Porter (O) J. Poole & K. Looney to see significantly expanded roles with Curry & Green out.
Detroit Pistons Golden State Warriors TBD TBD
Indiana Pacers Charlotte Hornets C. Duarte (A) Duarte will play.
Charlotte Hornets Indiana Pacers P. Washington (O) J. McDaniels to continue seeing an expanded role in Washington's absence.
Orlando Magic Brooklyn Nets J. Suggs (A) Suggs will suit up.
Brooklyn Nets Orlando Magic K. Durant (O), J. Harris (O), P. Millsap (O) J. Harden will serve as the clear No. 1 option with Durant out.
Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics A. Davis (P), L. James (A) James will return after an extended absence.
Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers J. Brown (O), R. Williams (O), D. Schroder (A) Schroder will continue to start with Brown out.
Los Angeles Clippers New Orleans Pelicans N. Batum (A) Batum will suit up.
New Orleans Pelicans Los Angeles Clippers D. Graham (Q) N. Alexander-Walker will see more minutes if Graham is unable to play.
Oklahoma City Thunder Milwaukee Bucks D. Favors (O) M. Muscala could see an expanded role with Favors out.
Milwaukee Bucks Oklahoma City Thunder TBD TBD
Chicago Bulls Denver Nuggets A. Caruso (P), J. Green (P), N. Vucevic (O) T. Bradley to continue seeing an expanded role with Vucevic out.
Denver Nuggets Chicago Bulls N. Jokic (Q), B. Hyland (P), Z. Nnaji (O) J. Green will see a bump in playing time if Jokic is unable to suit up.
Toronto Raptors Sacramento Kings P. Achiuwa (Q) K. Birch could see an expanded role if Achiuwa is out.
Sacramento Kings Toronto Raptors TBD TBD
Dallas Mavericks Phoenix Suns L. Doncic (O), M. Kleber (O) J. Brunson will continue to see an expanded role with Doncic unable to play.
Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks TBD TBD

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Pratt’s Play of the Day (November 19)

Jayson Tatum

Celtics-Lakers is the greatest rivalry in the NBA, so naturally I’m going to pick a player that has been traditionally successful in recent matchups. Jayson Tatum loves playing against LeBron (while James is a game-time decision tonight, he’s trending towards returning to action). From the notorious poster in the 2018 ECF to dropping 41 in Staples Center in 2020, Tatum almost always steps up when he’s facing the King. After a slow start to the season, the Duke product is trending in the right direction for this matchup. He produced a 34-9-5 stat line vs. Atlanta en route to a 57.25 DKFP performance on Wednesday. At $10,100, the risk should be worth the reward for Tatum tonight.

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