The injuries keep flowing in, and what happened to Paul George on Tuesday was really unfortunate. I was happy to hear that nothing too serious transpired because it looked like an ugly injury when it occurred. It will be a huge factor on this slate, though, because we only have eight teams in action. The Clippers are one of those, and it’ll be interesting to see who steps up in his absence. With that in mind, let’s kickstart our picks with the biggest beneficiary on the Clips!
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Today’s NBA DFS Lineup Advice
Schedule and Odds
- NYK at ORL (NYK -2.5) O/U: 230
- CLE at BKN (CLE -4) O/U: 219
- CHA at NOP (NOP -7) O/U: 225.5
- OKC at LAC (LAC -2.5) O/U: 231
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- Paul George (knee) OUT
- Norman Powell (shoulder) Questionable
- Kenrich Williams (wrist) OUT
- Chet Holmgren (foot) OUT
- LaMelo Ball (ankle) OUT
- Mark Williams (thumb) Questionable
- Zion Williamson (hamstring) OUT
- Ben Simmons (knee) OUT
- Jalen Suggs (concussion) Questionable
Kawhi Leonard (SF/PF – LAC): $9,900 DraftKings, $10,000 FanDuel
It will be nearly impossible to fade Kawhi for the remainder of the season. Paul George will be out for the next few weeks, and Leonard will do everything in his absence. With PG13 off the floor, Leonard leads the team with a 32 percent usage rate. That’s awesome when you consider his recent form, with Kawhi scoring at least 36 DraftKings points in 27 straight games. He’s also got a 49-point average in that span, and that should be his floor against a 20th-ranked Thunder defense.
Terry Rozier (PG/SG – CHA): $8,200 DraftKings, $8,400 FanDuel
Scary Terry always balls out when LaMelo is injured. That forces him into a playmaking role, averaging nearly 40 DK points per game when Ball is out. He’s also scored at least 39 fantasy points in six of his last seven outings, generating a 44-point average in that span. This matchup is brilliant, too, with the Pelicans allowing nearly 120 points per game over the last two months. In their last matchup, which Ball missed, Rozier registered 57 DK points in his highest-scoring game of the year.
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