NAME TEAM INJURY TIMETABLE TO RETURN ANALYSIS
Karl-Anthony Towns MIN Wrist No Timetable Towns will be looked at week by week for a bit and the Timberwolves will fill the void with Ed Davs and Naz Reid. More shots will be transferred over to the guards. D'Angelo Russell becomes the top scoring option.
Ja Morant MEM Ankle 3-5 Weeks Morant will miss up to a month of action and Tyus Jones will see a lot more playing time. Jonas Valanciunas and Dillon Brooks will grab even more shots. Kyle Anderson and Grayson Allen will need to hit long-range shots.
Kristaps Porzingis DAL Knee 2-3 Weeks Porzingis is practicing which is a great sign but we all know that he's no stranger to injury. Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell and Willie Cauley-Stein will fill in for him but won't provide much fantasy help. Guards will get more shots.
Draymond Green GSW Foot End Of The Week The Warriors need Green as other options for size are banged up or out of the lineup completely. James Wiseman needs relief and Warriors think he can play by the end of the week.
Jaren Jackson Jr. MEM Knee No Timetable It's uncertain when we will see Jackson make his debut this season but February is looking good after having surgery on his knee. Jonas Valanciunas will benefit offensively and Brandon Clarke will see more playing time.
Kemba Walker BOS Knee No Timetable Until Walker is ready to play (and the Celtics will be ultra-careful with him), Marcus Smart and Jeff Teague will help run the point. Walker could be out for another month.
Kevin Love CLE Calf 3-4 Weeks Love's calf has been bothering him since prior to the start of the season and with him out for a bit, Larry Nance Jr. will completely benefit and rookie Isaac Okoro should see more room in the rotation.
Derrick White SAS Toe DAY TO DAY Apparently White is almost ready to return and he should be able to start alongside Dejounte Murray and with log-jam of guards gone, White won't have as much competition for minutes. Lonnie Walker IV has filled in nicely.
Zach Collins POR Ankle 4-6 Weeks Collins body has failed him these last few season's and until he is ready to return to the court, hopefully by February, Robert Covington and Carmelo Anthony will see more minutes and shots.
Danilo Gallinari ATL Foot DAY TO DAY Gallinari could return to the court Wednesday night for the Hawks and he'll continue to come off the bench behind John Collins.
Spencer Dinwiddie BKN Torn ACL OUT FOR THE SEASON With Dinwiddie out of the lineup for the rest of the way, the Nets can opt to use Bruce Brown to run the point with Kyrie Irving at SG, or they can shift Irving to PG and Caris LeVert can start at SF with Joe Harris at SG.
Rui Hachimura WSH Eyes Within a Week When Hachimura returns he will start at PF and that will take away from Davis Bertans a bit although I contend that you can play Bertans a good amount at SF. Rookie Deni Avdija could see fewer shots.
Obi Toppin NY Calf 2-3 Weeks With Toppin sidelined for a handful of games, Kevin Knox will see more playing time and it will force Julius Randle to stay in the game as well. Kevin Knox is still off of the fantasy radar for now.
Marquese Chriss GSW Ankle No Timetable Chriss' season is very likely over and that will keep James Wiseman in the game more and Eric Paschall is going to need to help out at PF more when Draymond Green shifts up to C.
Jeremy Lamb IND ACL Surgery 4-6 Weeks Until Lamb is ready to return to the lineup, Victor Oladipo, Aaron and Justin Holiday will see more minutes. Lamb being out also puts the ball in T.J. Warren's hands a bit more.
Justise Winslow MEM Hip No Timetable The reports out of Memphis indicate that Winslow will be ready to return to action in the next month but nothing official has been given meaning that Dillon Brooks and Kyle Anderson will see more minutes and time w/ the ball.
Marcus Morris LAC Knee DAY TO DAY Morris will need another game or two to get that knee healthy before making his debut this season. Nicolas Batum has seen a good amount of minutes early and he's been grabbing a good amount of boards.
Cody Zeller CHA Hand 4-6 Weeks Zeller is once again injured and the Hornets didn't do anything to address their low-block in the off-season and Bismack Biyombo and PJ Washington will help fill the void until Zeller is ready to return.
Kris Dunn ATL Ankle No Timetable Dunn will have surgery on his ankle and we don't know when we'll see him debut this season. This bodes well for Kevin Huerter and Cam Reddish. Rajon Rondo has solo back up PG duties.
JaMychal Green DEN Calf No Timetable Green can't take any contact in practice yet meaning he's a handful of games away from playing this year. Paul Millsap will see more playing time. The injury un-clogs the Nuggets mid-court.
Furkan Korkmaz PHI Groin 2-3 Weeks Korkmaz will miss the next few weeks of action with a strained groin and his leave could be extended due to the nature of the injury and this opens up room in the Sixers rotation for Matisse Thybulle and Terrance Ferguson.
Austin Rivers NY Groin DAY TO DAY Rivers is getting close to making his debut for the Knicks and while he's out Reggie Bullock and Frank Ntilikina will see more playing time. RJ Barrett will bring the ball up more as well and Alec Burks will see more shots.
James Ennis ORL Calf/Hamstring No Timetable We don't when we'll see Ennis take the court and while he's out Terrence Ross will see a bigger offensive role and Dwayne Bacon will see more playing time.
Josh Okogie MIN Groin DAY TO DAY Okogie could be looking at a strained hamstring and that will keep him out for longer than a few games and while he's out, Malik Beasley and Anthony Edwards should see more minutes.
Goga Bitadze IND Ankle 1-2 Weeks Bitadze isn't looking at a big role once he makes his debut this season as he's behind both Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis and will be fighting Doug McDermott for back up minutes.
Torrey Craig MIL Nose DAY TO DAY Craig broke his nose and the Bucks will be without him for another game or two but even when he returns, he will be fighting for scraps when it comes to playing time.
Abdel Nader PHX Concussion No Timetable Nader has to clear the league's protocol and when he does return he'll battle Langston Galloway and E'Twaun Moore for reserve minutes to start his season.
Matthew Dellavedova CLE Concussion No Timetable We haven't see Dellavedova take the court yet this season and Dante Exum and Damyean Dotson will be his competition for back up minutes but he won't make a fantasy impact.
Immanuel Quickley NY Hip DAY TO DAY After impressing a bit in the pre-season, Quickley hurt his hip and when he returns he'll be fighting Frank Ntilikina for back up minutes behind Elfrid Payton.