NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Mon-Thurs (Week 14/15) Cover Image
NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Mon-Thurs (Week 14/15)
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Marc Gasol Headshot

Gasol finished with 19 points (5-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-10 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes during Monday's 107-82 loss to the Heat.

Gasol led his team in scoring but was underwhelming in the heavy defeat. He has been decent for owners so far this season, but has been trending down over the last few weeks. He is still scoring the ball, but his rebounds and blocks have fallen away. This could have something to do with Mike Conley (Achilles) being out of the lineup for an extended period, and also the return of JaMychal Green. He will look to bounce back Wednesday, when his team visits Washington.
1:24 am (EST)
Andrew Harrison Headshot

Harrison collected 16 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, two steals and one rebound in 30 minutes during Monday's 107-82 loss to Miami.

Harrison started at point guard, finishing with a season-high 16 points on only six shots. He has clearly usurped Mario Chalmers as the fill-in point guard, having played at least 26 minutes per game in each of his last four starts. The scoring was something that we will not see often, but he has averaged 1.8 steals over his last four outings. He should continue to see solid minutes until Mike Conley (Achilles) returns, but is still not worth owning in most leagues.
1:18 am (EST)
Oscar Klefbom Headshot

Klefbom led the Oilers with seven shots in a 1-0 loss to the Maple Leafs.

Klefbom's three goals and five assists through 29 games aren't wildly impressive, but he's getting opportunities. He leads the team in average ice time and his 88 shots on the year are the eighth-most among NHL defensemen. There's more potential for upside with him than his point total suggests.
1:10 am (EST)
Tyler Seguin Headshot

Seguin led the Stars offense with 22:25 of ice time and a team-leading seven shots in Monday's shootout win over the Rangers.

Unfortunately, Seguin didn't manage to get in on the scoring. Despite having just one assist over the last four games, Seguin remains a good play. The dam is going to break open for him again. He has an impressive 25 shots over those four games and his 132 shots on the season rank third in the league.
1:05 am (EST)
Corey Perry Headshot

Perry was taken to a local hospital after suffering a lower-body injury in Monday's game against the Hurricanes, although no update on his status has been determined.

Perry's situation remains unclear for the time being until the team is ready to announce an update on his status. Fellow wingers like Jakob Silfverberg, Ondrej Kase and Logan Shaw will all be expected to slide up the depth chart if Perry ultimately requires an extended absence.
1:02 am (EST)
Jamie Benn Headshot

Benn assisted on the Stars' lone goal in a 2-1 shootout win over the Rangers on Monday.

After a five-game drought, Benn has a goal and four assists over the last six games. He's also put up 21 shots in the last four games. He is looking like his old self again and is a reliable start in pretty much any format.
1:00 am (EST)
Dante Cunningham Headshot

Cunningham (knee) was ruled out for Monday's game against the Rockets shortly after being named as a starter, Scott Kushner of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

Cunningham was initially slated to start Monday, but was ruled out just before tipoff with a knee injury. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, making Cunningham questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Darius Miller got the start in place of Cunningham and would likely get the start Wednesday again if Cunningham is unable to play.
12:45 am (EST)
Nick Young Headshot

Young will not return to Monday's game against the Trail Blazers after suffering a concussion.

Young suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Monday's game against the Trail Blazers and will need to pass through the concussion protocol before he will be able to return. At this time, he should be considered questionable for the Warriors' game on Thursday as the severity of the concussion is unknown. Updates should come out throughout the week regarding his status. Prior to the injury, Young played 13 minutes and recorded 12 points and two rebounds.
12:35 am (EST)
K.J. Wright Headshot

Wright (concussion) is considered day-to-day ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams, Michael-Shawn Dugar of reports.

It seems like Wright's availability will come down to the wire. If he's forced to sit Sunday, D.J. Alexander and Terrance Garvin could be in store for unexpected playing time, especially if Bobby Wagner (hamstring) is also deemed unfit to play.
12:31 am (EST)
Mike Wallace Headshot

Wallace caught three of five targets for 72 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

After turning in his second 100-yard effort of the season against the Lions, Wallace delivered another strong outing despite seeing less volume. It appears that Baltimore is trying to get Jeremy Maclin (11 targets Sunday) more involved, but Wallace continues to produce regardless. Wallace is still second on the team in targets (63) and has a team-high seven catches of 20+ yards, showing that he's still a viable deep threat in his eighth season. He'll draw a favorable matchup Sunday against a Browns team that struggles in the secondary.
12:24 am (EST)
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