We have a six-game NBA DFS main slate on Saturday, January 27th, on DraftKings and FanDuel. After Luka Doncic's historic 73-point night on Friday, he is listed as questionable for Dallas' game against the Kings on Saturday while Kyrie Irving is listed as doubtful. There is a lot of injury news hanging over tonight's slate as Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, LaMelo Ball, and Paul George are all listed as questionable.

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Notable NBA Injury Updates







Pace definition: Pace is the total number of possessions a team uses in a game.

*key* Green is elite pace of play, Blue is decent pace of play, & Red is slow pace of play.

Green = Fast Paced team

Blue = Neutral Paced team

Red = Slow Paced team

Defensive Ratings

  • Hornets - 30th
  • Spurs - 25th
  • Warriors - 24th
  • Mavericks - 23rd
  • Jazz - 21st
  • Bucks - 19th
  • Kings - 18th
  • Lakers - 14th
  • Clippers - 12th
  • Pelicans - 8th
  • Celtics - 2nd
  • Timberwolves - 1st

NBA Game Totals

Top Tier Core Plays

Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

I don’t have much to say here. He scored the fourth most points in a single game of all time last night. This is a pretty tough back-to-back, but what could Sacramento possibly do to slow him down, especially if Kyrie Irving’s out again?

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

The guy has a 33.5% USG and averages 1.7 FP/min this year. What else needs to be said? He fell one assist shy of his sixth triple-double of January last night, too. This game is one of three with a 240 O/U or greater.

Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

Despite being questionable, this is a tag we’re familiar with seeing with Davis and he’s played all but two games this year. He only has one block in his last three games and that’s bound to pick back up considering he’s at 2.4 for the year, and that’s sort of capped his ceiling the last three games. Look for him to get back on track against the league’s 24th-ranked defense.

Domantas Sabonis, Sacramento Kings

November 29th was the last time Domantas Sabonis did not record a double or triple-double. That’s a span of 26 games in which he’s done so. 12 of those 26 have been triple-doubles. The Mavericks rank 23rd defensively and are a bottom-10 defense on the second leg of a back-to-back. You know what’s coming next for Sabonis here.

Mid-Tier Core Plays

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Curry has hit a nice stride recently scoring 25+ actual points and 42+ DKP in four straight games while topping 47+ in three of four. His scoring has clicked with Draymond Green’s return and is at 1.22 FP/min and a 30% USG without CP3, Moody, and Payton this year. The Lakers allow more three-pointers per game than anyone else in the NBA.

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

How low does LBJ’s price have to dip before it’s downright disrespectful? He’s coming off 52.5 DKP last time out and we know he has a massive ceiling despite living in the 40s before that big game. He’s averaging 48.8 DKP/game despite recent dips.

Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs

We haven’t seen Wemby play back-to-backs in a while but how can we not take a look here now that he’s not listed on the injury report? Dawg, even in limited minutes this guy has put up 50+ DKP in seven of his last nine games. Since Tre Jones entered the starting lineup Wemby is averaging 1.9 FP/min.

Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz

After two bad games, Markkanen got back on track in Washington putting up 29-7-5 and 52.75 DKP. He’s been the one Jazz player consistently playing minutes and the one guy we’ve most been able to trust to not be benched. He’s their top fantasy producer on a nightly basis.

Collin Sexton & Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz

Going back to Utah here seems like the right thing to do. I know we were burned the other day, but this spot is fantastic. Sexton’s at 1.19 FP/min and a 27.5% USG on the year while Clarkson’s at 1.05 FP/min and a 27.9% USG. Charlotte is ranked dead last defensively and both guys can REALLY fill it up.

Derrick White, Boston Celtics

It’s hard to love anything Boston except for Tatum, Brown, or Porzingis when they’re fully healthy but Zinger is out today. White has the biggest USG bump on the team at 4.1% to 23.8% along with a 1.1 FP/min average. The Clippers are one of the league’s best offensive units but still struggle sometimes defensively. 

Klay Thompson & Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors

OK, so I like both Warriors. Kuminga for obvious reasons, has been on a different planet and is nearly a 1.4 FP/min player alongside Draymond Green this year. He has 20+ points and 34+ DKP in five straight. On the Thompson front, well, three-point shooters have had success against the Lakers. They allow the most made threes per game this year and that’s where Klay thrives. He’s also a 1.05 FP/min producer on the year and with Green.

Value Tier Core Plays

Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

This is a nice price tag for Green who’s coming off a game in which he played 31 minutes in. He’s still coming off the bench, but that should change anytime now. Green’s looked pretty sharp in his return notching 28+ DKP in three of four games and now sits at 1.05 FP/min for the year.

John Collins, Utah Jazz

It’s very hard to predict what the Jazz are going to do on a game-to-game basis, but Collins is coming off one of his best games in a Jazz uniform, if not his best, where he had 22 points and 16 rebounds. He’s been starting at center and despite the competition between he and Walker Kessler, he’s been the better player of the two. On the year, Collins is a 1.03 FP/min player with a 20% USG.

Nick Richards, Charlotte Hornets

Richards continues to just be flat-out solid for the Hornets. He posted his third straight game of at least 30 DKP last time out despite only getting 27 minutes due to the blowout. He’s upped his FP/min average to 1.08 on the year.

Jarred Vanderbilt, Los Angeles Lakers

Vanderbilt has been really solid of late and has now played 25+ minutes and has 30+ DKP in back-to-back games. He played 13 first-half minutes closing the over Prince and then closed the game over Austin Reaves. He also played the first 10 minutes of the 4th game prior before the Lakers emptied the bench. He’s posted 19+ DKP in five of six games while playing 20+ minutes every night.

Late-News Core Play Section

*Section for players we are considering “core plays” based on late-breaking news & research

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