DFS NBA Playbook: January 23 Cover Image
DFS NBA Playbook: January 23
Ted Schuster
DeMar DeRozan Headshot

DeMar DeRozan (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

The Raptors will need him if they're going to have a shot against the Spurs. That's the first game of back-to-back, with them playing the Grizzlies Wednesday night. Hopefully DeRozen's ankle doesn't swell up too bad, but if it does, Terrence Ross and Norman Powell will likely soak up his production.
7 hours ago
DeMar DeRozan Headshot

DeMar DeRozan is considered day-to-day with an ankle injury.

He was frustrated and reportedly had a significant limp. The Raptors don't play until Tuesday, so that gives DeRozen an extra day to heal up. If he can't go, Terrence Ross and Norman Powell will be the biggest beneficiaries.
8 hours ago
Wesley Matthews Headshot

Wesley Matthews (hip) is expected to play on Wednesday.

Matthews left the Mavericks win over the Lakers early due to a hip injury but it appears as though he was removed as a precaution as he is expected to play for Dallas on Wednesday. Matthews has helped the Mavericks offense out by scoring 15 points per game this season but he rarely posts great fantasy point totals due to the fact that he doesn't get a significant amount of rebounds or assists.
11 hours ago
Norman Powell Headshot

Norman Powell is coming off of the bench on Sunday.

With Lucas Nogueira moving into the starting lineup, Normal Powell will be coming off the bench for the Raptors against the Suns. Powell is averaging just 14.9 minutes per game, which is not enough playing time for him to put up solid fantasy numbers, so I would steer clear of him tonight.
11 hours ago
Lucas Nogueira Headshot

Lucas Nogueira (head) is starting at power-forward on Sunday.

Nogueira is making his return to the lineup on Sunday after sitting out two games due to concussion-like symptoms and he has been immediately inserted into the starting lineup. Nogueira was really starting to find his form before his head injury and the Raptors have rewarded him with a place in the starting lineup against the Suns. He should continue to be a solid DFS option as long as his price doesn't rise too much over the next couple of weeks.
11 hours ago
Danilo Gallinari Headshot

Danilo Gallinari (ankle) is available to play on Sunday.

Gallinari has been dealing with a lingering ankle injury but was able to suit up last night against the Clippers and he will play for the Nuggets tonight against the Timberwolves. Gallinari made an immediate impact last night, playing 31 minutes and scoring 18 points and snagging four rebounds. He draws a tricky matchup against a Minnesota team that has been solid defending against opposing small forwards so far this season.
11 hours ago
Will Barton Headshot

Will Barton is coming off of the bench on Sunday.

With Gary Harris surprisingly inserted into the starting lineup against the Wolves, Will Barton will rotate back to the bench tonight. Barton is averaging 14.1 points and 4.4 rebounds in just north of 28 minutes played per game, so he should still get plenty of minutes for the Nuggets despite not being in the starting lineup.
11 hours ago
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