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NBA Cheat Sheet: DraftKings Fantasy Basketball Injury Report, DFS Play of the Day for November 5

Jeff Pratt provides live NBA injury report updates for November 5, 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 5

Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
Team Opponent Name (Status) Injury Notes
San Antonio Spurs Orlando Magic J. Poeltl (O) T. Young to continue seeing an expanded role in Poeltl's absence.
Orlando Magic San Antonio Spurs G. Harris (A) Harris will suit up.
Brooklyn Nets Detroit Pistons N. Claxton (O) P. Millsap to see an expanded role with Claxton out.
Detroit Pistons Brooklyn Nets K. Hayes (O) C. Joseph to see a bump in playing time with Hayes unable to suit up.
Memphis Grizzlies Washington Wizards TBD TBD
Washington Wizards Memphis Grizzlies K. Kuzma (A), D. Bertans (O) D. Avdija to see an expanded role with Bertans sidelined.
Cleveland Cavaliers Toronto Raptors L. Markkanen (O), I. Okoro (O) E. Mobley will see a bump in playing time with Markkanen out.
Toronto Raptors Cleveland Cavaliers TBD TBD
New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks TBD TBD
Milwaukee Bucks New York Knicks J. Holiday (P), K. Middleton (O), B. Lopez (O) G. Allen will continue to see an expanded role with Middleton out.
Los Angeles Clippers Minnesota Timberwolves M. Morris Sr. (O) T. Mann & L. Kennard will see a bump in minutes with Morris sidelined.
Minnesota Timberwolves Los Angeles Clippers D. Russell (O) P. Beverley to see an expanded role with Russell out.
New Orleans Pelicans Golden State Warriors B. Ingram (Q), H. Jones (Q) N. Marshall will see an expanded role if Ingram is unable to play.
Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans TBD TBD
Charlotte Hornets Sacramento Kings L. Ball (P), P. Washington (O) J. McDaniels to see a bump in playing time with Washington sidelined.
Sacramento Kings Charlotte Hornets TBD TBD
Indiana Pacers Portland Trail Blazers J. Lamb (Q), M. Brogdon (Q) T. McConnell will see an expanded role if Brogdon is unable to play.
Portland Trail Blazers Indiana Pacers TBD TBD

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Pratt’s Play of the Day (November 4)

Fred VanVleet

Raise your hand if you thought the Raptors would be one of the top seeds in the East nine games into the season. Now put it down, because you’re lying. A lot of Toronto’s success can be attributed to the emergence of their two young wings, OG Anunoby and No. 4 overall pick Scottie Barnes, which has left VanVleet flying under the radar. The Wichita State product has filled in nicely for Kyle Lowry as the Raptors’ full-time point guard, averaging 18.8 points and a career-high 7.2 assists per game. VanVleet has racked up 45+ DKFP in four of his last six contests, setting himself up nicely for Friday’s matchup with Cleveland.


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