This week's fantasy basketball injury report is headlined by Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard being put back on the shelf with a calf injury. The Los Angeles Clippers continue to deal with injuries of their own as Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and Luke Kennard have had to miss action recently. The Philadelphia 76ers can't shake the injury bug as Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey join James Harden on the sidelines. Here's the NBA injury report for week six of the fantasy basketball season. 

Kawhi LeonardSFLACAnkle21-NovDAY TO DAYLeonard returned to action and then a couple of games later sprained his ankle. While he's out, Marcus Morris and even Nicolas Batum should see more action on the floor and Norman Powell picks up more shots.
Mike MuscalaCOKCFinger21-NovDecemberMuscala fractured his pinky and will need a few weeks to recover and while he's out Darius Bazley will see more minutes in the post and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl should see a few starts along the way.
Max StrusSG/SFMIAShoulder21-NovDAY TO DAYStrus has a sore shoulder and after it seemed like he would be able to play in his next game, he is going to have to miss and Caleb Martin is walking into a lot of minutes with Jimmy Butler also out.
Kevin LovePF/CCLEThumb21-NovDAY TO DAYIt's very strange that love wasn't ruled out for a specific time period and just listed as DTD considering he may have fractured his thumb. He's clearly not feeling comfortable in his hand as he's back on the sidelines and Evan Mobley and Dean Wade can shift to center to help Love if he needs more time off.
Mitchell RobinsonCNYKKnee21-NovDAY TO DAYRobinson is once again dealing with a minor knee injury but he is practicing a bit and while he's recovering, Isaiah Hartenstein and Jericho Sims will help fill the void at center if he needs to miss time.
Caris LeVertSGCLEAnkle20-NovDAY TO DAYLeVert has a sprained ankle and while he recovers, Cedi Osman will continue taking more shots and playing more. Isaac Okoro will also benefit by seeing the floor more.
Duncan RobinsonSG/SFMIAAnkle20-NovDAY TO DAYRobinson is yet another Heat player who is hurt and he'll need to miss a game or two after injuring his ankle. Caleb Martin and Nikola Jovic will have to play more as the Heat are running out of mid-court players. Haywood Highsmith should see more time on the court as well.
Josh RichardsonSG/SFSASAnkle20-NovDAY TO DAYRichardson is dealing with a minor ankle injury and Devin Vassell and even Jakob Poeltl could see more shots if he has to miss anymore time. Romeo Langford will pick up minutes in the short term.
Yuta WatanabeFBKNHamstring20-NovDAY TO DAYWatanabe has a sore hamstring and may need another game or two to recover and Ben Simmons and Markieff Morris will have to help guard the post a bit more.
Jeff GreenPF/CDENKnee20-NovNo TimetableWe don't know when we'll see Green back on the court again, but while he's out, the Nuggets will rely on DeAndre Jordan to back up Nikola Jokic at center. Zeke Nnaji should see an uptick in action as well.
Paul GeorgeSG/SFLACHamstring19-NovDAY TO DAYOriginally, George made it seem like he wasn't going to miss any time, but that ended up not being the case and he's dealing with a strained hamstring. While he's out Norman Powell will be one of the top prioritized scorers and Terance Mann and Nicolas Batum will grab more minutes.
Damian LillardPGPORCalf19-NovLate Nov-Early DecLillard is back on the shelf with a strained calf and we'll have to see if he can make it back on the court before December, but while he's out, Anfernee Simons and Josh Hart will help run the offense more and Shaedon Sharpe will take more shots.
Joel EmbiidCPHIFoot19-NovDAY TO DAYEmbiid will be sidelined for a couple of games with a sprained foot and while he's out, Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed will see more playing time. P.J. Tucker will help guard the post more as well.
Mike ConleyPGUTALeg19-NovLate Nov-Early DecConley has a strain in his leg and the veteran point guard will be held out for at least the Jazz next few games and while he's sidelined, Jordan Clarkson will run the point more and he'll be assisted by Malik Beasley, and Collin Sexton.
Wendell Carter JrPF/CORLFoot18-NovDAY TO DAYCarter is dealing with a strained foot and from what we've been told, he shouldn't have to miss an extended amount of time, but if he needs more time off the floor, Bol Bol and Chuma Okeke will see more action on the court.
Tyrese MaxeyPGPHIFoot18-NovMid to Late DecemberMaxey joins James Harden on the shelf and we won't see him back on the court again until at least the middle of December and while he's sidelined, Shake Milton will help De'Anthony Melton run the 76ers offense and Milton sees a major usage bump.
Saddiq BeyFDETAnkle18-NovLate Nov-Early DecBey will miss the Pistons next three games as the Pistons are very banged up and while he recovers from an ankle injury, Bojan Bogdanovic will take more shots and Kevin Knox will see an uptick in minutes.
Trey Murphy IIIFNOPFoot18-NovDAY TO DAYMurphy has had to miss time because of this foot injury he suffered and if he needs more time to recover, Naji Marshall will see a bump in minutes and Herbert Jones could see a boost in shot attempts.
Cam ReddishFNYKGroin18-NovDAY TO DAYReddish is dealing with a sore groin and if he needs to take off more time, Obi Toppin will see more minutes helping Julius Randle guard the post.
Jimmy ButlerFMIAKnee16-NovDAY TO DAYButler is still not ready to return to action as he's dealing with knee pain and while he's out, Max Strus (when healthy) and Caleb Martin will see his minutes boosted.
LaMelo BallPGCHAAnkle16-NovDAY TO DAYBall is once again dealing with an ankle injury after just returning to action. He's played in just three games all year and while he's out Terry Rozier and Dennis Smith Jr will be the main playmakers and Gordon Hayward will have time to run the offense as well.
Gabe VincentGMIAKnee16-NovDAY TO DAYVincent could potentially return in the Heat's next game and they are decimated with injuries between Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro being out and even Max Strus is hurt. Kyle Lowry will need to play even more and Caleb Martin will have to help him move the ball around.
Luke KennardSG/SFLACCalf15-NovDAY TO DAYKennard has now missed a few games and we have to start thinking that his timetable to return will be lengthened. Norman Powell will be relied on even more and Terance Mann could pick up reserve minutes as well.
Maxi KleberCDALBack15-NovDAY TO DAYKleber has had to miss a few games with a sore back and if he needs any more time off, JaVale McGee, Christian Wood, and Dwight Powell will add on playing time.
Isaiah StewartCDETToe14-NovLate Nov-Early DecStewart hurt his toe and will likely be out until early December and while he's recovering Jalen Duren and Marvin Bagley will help guard the middle of the paint.
Otto Porter JrFTORFoot14-NovDAY TO DAYPorter is dealing with a couple of injuries in his foot and the Raptors already run a tight rotation when fully healthy, but Porter was able to get more playing time when some of the starters got hurt. Chris Boucher will see more playing time with Porter out.
Rudy GayFUTAFinger13-NovLate Nov-Early DecGay is dealing with an injured finger and while he recovers Jarred Vanderbilt will have to play more and Walker Kessler could see a few more minutes as the rookie looks to gain more experience in the post. Kelly Olynyk can also shift to PF.
Juan Toscano-AndersonFLALBack13-NovDAY TO DAYToscano-Anderson has had to miss a few games with a back injury and if he needs more time off the floor, Thomas Bryant will see more reserve minutes behind Anthony Davis. Wenyen Gabriel will walk into more reserve minutes.
Desmond BaneSG/SFMEMToe11-NovLate Nov-Early DecBane is recovering from a sprained toe and Dillon Brooks will see more shots and John Konchar has filled in at multiple positions and he can toggle to the SG position. We could potentially see Bane make it back before the start of December if he recovers quickly enough.
Landry ShametSGPHXConcussion9-NovDAY TO DAYShamet has missed a handful of games and while he's out, it'll give Damion Lee a bit more run and lee should see playing time into the 20s until Shamet returns to action.
Cade CunninghamGDETShin9-NovNo TimetableWe don't know when we'll see Cunningham back on the floor. He could be dealing with a fractured shin. Jaden Ivey will see a lot more time with the rock and other backcourt Pistons such as Alec Burks and even Killian Hayes should see more usage.
LeBron JamesFLALAdductor9-NovDAY TO DAYJames has had to sit for the last couple of games but it's looking like he should return to action later in the week and until he does, Anthony Davis and Lonnie Walker IV will be featured more on offense.
Precious AchiuwaCTORAnkle9-NovNo TimetableAchiuwa joins Pascal Siakam on the sidelines with ligament damage in his ankle and while he's shelved, Chris Boucher and Khem Birch will have to help Christian Koloko and OG Anunoby guard the post.
Paolo BancheroPF/CORLAnkle7-NovDAY TO DAYBanchero continues to sit with a sprained ankle and Chuma Okeke and Bol Bol will see more playing time if Banchero continues to miss action. Banchero is reportedly getting closer to returning to action and we could see him back possibly in the Magic's next game or two.
Chris PaulPGPHXHeel7-NovDAY TO DAYPaul wasn't expected to miss many games, but he's starting to rack up the inactive statuses game after game and until he comes back Cameron Payne will run the point. Devin Booker will help out as well.
Keon JohnsonSG/SFPORHip5-NovDAY TO DAYJohnson has missed a handful of games with an injured hip and we'll see a lot more involvement from Nassir Little and Shaedon Sharpe will pick up more shots in a few more minutes as well.
Chris DuarteSG/SFINDAnkle4-NovLate Nov-Early DecDuarte is recovering and there's an outside chance he makes in back on the floor in November. Buddy Hield and Bennedict Mathurin will see more time with the ball and shots until Duarte is ready. Aaron Nesmith will grab reserve mid-court minutes.
Cameron JohnsonFPHXKnee4-NovDecember-JanuaryJohnson recently had a procedure on his knee and we may not see him back on the floor until after new Year. While he's out, Mikal Bridges will see more shots and Torrey Craig will see a major minutes boost.
Zach CollinsPF/CSASLeg4-NovDAY TO DAYCollins looked like he could make his return to the floor in weeks on Wednesday, but that's not happening, but it's clear that he's close, and while he's out Jeremy Sochan and Charles Bassey could see reserve minutes behind Jakob Poeltl, and Keldon Johnson.
Tyler HerroSGMIAAnkle4-NovDAY TO DAYHerro has had to sit because of a sprained ankle and if he needs to continue to recover, Max Strus (if healthy) and Kyle Lowry will see more shots. Duncan Robinson (if healthy) will continue to see more shots.
Pascal SiakamPF/CTORAdductor4-NovLate Nov-Early DecSiakam may need a few more games off, but his return is on the horizon, and Christian Koloko and Chris Boucher should get more run until he's ready.
James HardenGPHIFoot2-NovLate Nov-Early DecWith Harden sidelined for at least another couple of weeks, De'Anthony Melton and Shake Milton will see a lot more time with the ball and more shots as well.
Justin ChampagnieSG/SFTORBack31-OctDAY TO DAYIt's almost been a month since we've seen Champagnie on the court, but even when healthy, he's not going to see a lot of run because of how tight the Raptors rotation is when they're at full strength.
Jae'Sean TateFHOUAnkle30-OctLate Nov-Early DecTate will need a few more weeks to recover as he's been hurt for most of the year. Eric Gordon and Tari Eason will benefit by receiving more minutes in the interim. Great opportunity for Eason to show his strong defense.
Blake WesleySGSASKnee30-OctLate Dec-Early JanWesley sprained his MCL and will be on the shelf for potentially until the new year and while he's sidelined Josh Richardson and Tre Jones will have to handle more of the scoring burden.
Ish SmithPGDENCalf30-OctDAY TO DAYSmith is apparently on the verge of returning and he'll battle Bones Hyland for playing time behind Jamal Murray, but he'll likely be behind Hyland on the depth chart for at least the next month or two.
Cole AnthonyPGORLOblique26-OctLate Nov-Early DecAnthony is dealing with an injured oblique but he is practicing a bit while he's out Jalen Suggs will run the point and RJ Hampton will run the offense with the Magic's second unit.
Delon WrightGWASHamstring25-OctMid to Late DecemberWright will miss at least a few weeks of action with this hamstring injury. While he's out Monte Morris will get a lot more minutes and Bradley Beal can help run the point as well until Wright returns.
Bruno FernandoCHOUKnee21-OctLate Nov-Early DecAlperen Sengun completely benefits with Fernando out of action and if the Rockets need backup, Usman Garuba will see more playing time. Fernando is just starting to practice with the team and he could be back in action in a few weeks.
Cody MartinSG/SFCHAKnee19-OctDecember-JanuaryMartin had knee surgery recently and we don't know if we'll see him before January at this point. The Hornets backcourt is banged up and Kelly Oubre Jr will be a key contributor along with Jalen McDaniels.
Khris MiddletonFMILWristPre-SeasonDecemberNovember is starting to not look so hot for Middleton's regular-season debut coming off of wrist surgery. Until he returns, Grayson Allen walks into more shots and Jordan Nwora see's an uptick in minutes.
Robert WilliamsCBOSKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableWilliams had surgery on his knee and it isn't recovering and it wouldn't be surprising if Williams is out until March. Reports indicate that he won't be ready until after the all-star break. While he's out, Al Horford will start at center and Noah Vonleh will back him up with Grant Williams helping out more at PF.
Lonzo BallPGCHIKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableWe still don't know when Ball will be back on the court but it is possible he makes it back before the end of the season. Ayo Dosunmu will continue drawing starts and both Goran Dragic and Coby White are other options to run the point. Zach LaVine will bring up the rock too.
Kira Lewis Jr.PGNOPTorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableLewis is recovering from multiple knee injuries and we don't know when he'll be back on the floor but reports are out about him going to the Pelicans G-League team which shows progress... CJ McCollum, Devonte' Graham, and Jose Alvarado will help run the point.
Danilo GallinariPFBOSTorn ACLPre-SeasonOUT FOR THE SEASONGallinari won't play this season after tearing his ACL. Grant Williams and Blake Griffin will help Jayson Tatum guard the post.
Ricky RubioPGCLETorn ACLPre-SeasonNo TimetableRubio tore his ACL at the end of last year and as we wait for him to recover, Donovan Mitchell and Raul Neto will help Darius Garland run the point.
Gary Payton IIGPORAbsPre-SeasonDecemberPayton isn't over the pain yet and that's pushed back his expected return date and we thought he would have returned by now. Rookie Shaedon Sharpe will continue having a bigger role until Payton is ready. Payton will be a key reserve for Portland when he's ready.
Omer YurtsevenCMIAAnklePre-SeasonNo TimetableYurtseven just had ankle surgery and we don't know when we'll see him back on the floor leaving Dewayne Dedmon the reserve minutes behind Bam Adebayo who has been playing over 35 minutes per game.
Markelle FultzPGORLToePre-SeasonDecemberFultz always gets hurt and reports are out that we could see him back in action at some point in December while he's out Cole Anthony (when healthy), Jalen Suggs, and RJ Hampton will help run the point.
Victor OladipoSG/SFMIAKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableOladipo is another player who isn't a stranger to health issues and even when he's ready to play, he'll have his minutes monitored. Max Strus (when healthy) has been playing over 30 minutes per game and will continue doing so even when Oladipo plays for a good amount of the season.
Jonathan IsaacFORLKneePre-SeasonDecemberIt's been a long time since we've seen Isaac take the floor, but he recently told the media that he's on the right track and could return in the next month. Even when he eventually gets on the floor, he'll be under heavy playing time restrictions. Bol Bol and Chuma Okeke will continue to see a bump in playing time.
Joe InglesFMILKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableIngles is coming off of a torn ACL, and we won't see him take the floor for a few months. While he's out Wes Matthews (when healthy) and Jordan Nwora will continue seeing more playing time even when Khris Middleton re-joins the team.
T.J. WarrenFBKNFootPre-SeasonNo TimetableWarren isn't ready to take full contact in practice and will need more time to get in game shape and while he's sidelined, Royce O'Neale will continue starting and Markieff Morris will see reserve minutes at PF relieving Kevin Durant.
Ziaire WilliamsSFMEMKneePre-SeasonLate Nov-Early DecWilliams hasn't played yet and he'll need another month or two to recover. Dillon Brooks will get even more playing time and John Konchar has done an excellent job producing points, boards, and steals in the mid-court.
Daniel TheisCINDKneePre-SeasonNo TimetableTheis won't be seen on the floor for a while after having knee surgery. Isaiah Jackson and Jalen Smith can help relieve Myles Turner at center pushing Theis way down the bench when he's healthy.
Mo WagnerPF/CORLFootPre-SeasonDAY TO DAYWagner is almost ready to go, he could be on the court in the next few days but it'll be hard for him to get minutes behind Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba.