Trail Blazers Have 2 Players Who Are Questionable With Potentially 44 Minutes Available to Others

QUESTIONABLE FOR DECEMBER 6

Devin Booker OUT (#1 PG PHO 35 Min / 31.9 Usage)

The backup PG is Elie Okobo. Elie Okobo's average usage is 19.3% with an average of 19 minutes per game. Okobo averages 16 fewer minutes with a 12.6 percentage point lower usage rate. The potential is there for Okobo to more than double his normal fantasy average if Booker does not play. He is not a big FP/min producer (0.66 FD, 0.7 DK) so you will want to be sure that he is in line for significantly more minutes and usage before seeing him as a good option.

C.J. McCollum (#1 SG POR 34 Min / 25.8 Usage $7.2K FD, $7.4K DK)

The backup SG is Seth Curry. Seth Curry's average usage is 12.8% with an average of 16 minutes per game. Curry averages 18 fewer minutes with a 13 percentage point lower usage rate. If McCollum does not play, it is possible for Curry to double his normal fantasy output. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.87 FD pts and 0.92 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

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T.J. Warren (#1 PF PHO 30 Min / 23.2 Usage $6.4K FD, $6K DK)

The backup PF is Josh Jackson. Josh Jackson's average usage is 25.8% with an average of 19 minutes per game. Jackson averages 11 fewer minutes than Warren. Josh Jackson is in position to have a better than average night if Warren is out. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.98 FD pts and 1.03 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

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QUESTIONABLE FOR DECEMBER 7

Goran Dragic (#1 PG MIA 31 Min / 24.2 Usage)

The backup PG is Tyler Johnson. Tyler Johnson's average usage is 18.3% with an average of 26 minutes per game. Johnson averages 5 fewer minutes with a 5.9 percentage point lower usage rate. If Dragic is out and Johnson gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Khris Middleton (#1 SF MIL 31 Min / 23.8 Usage)

The backup SF is Pat Connaughton. Connaughton averages 19 minutes (14.8 usage rate). Connaughton averages 12 fewer minutes with a 9 percentage point lower usage rate. If Middleton does not play, it is possible for Connaughton to double his normal fantasy output. Connaughton is below average in FD and DK pts per minute (0.55, 0.59) but there is substantial upside with a lot more minutes and usage.

Brandon Ingram (#1 SG LAL 31 Min / 23.2 Usage)

The backup SG is Josh Hart. Josh Hart's average usage is 14.2% with an average of 24 minutes per game. Ingram averages 7 more minutes with a +9 percentage point higher usage rate than Hart. If Ingram does not play, it is possible for Hart to double his normal fantasy output.

Nikola Mirotic (#1 PF NO 32 Min / 21.9 Usage)

The backup PF is Julius Randle. Julius Randle's average usage is 27% with an average of 27 minutes per game. Mirotic averages 5 more minutes than Randle. If Mirotic is out and Randle gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Hassan Whiteside OUT (#1 C MIA 27 Min / 22.7 Usage)

The backup C is Bam Adebayo. Bam Adebayo's average usage is 17.1% with an average of 19 minutes per game. Adebayo averages 8 fewer minutes with a 5.6 percentage point lower usage rate. If Whiteside is out and Adebayo gets more run, then he should have a better than average game. Adebayo averages 0.88 FD pts per minute and 0.94 DK pts per minute so at a relatively high pts/min rate any additional minutes or usage could make him an especially strong play.

Marvin Bagley (#2 PF SAC 24 Min / 23.2 Usage)

The third string PF is Skal Labissiere. Skal Labissiere's average usage is 18.7% with an average of 6 minutes per game. Bagley averages 18 more minutes with a +4.5 percentage point higher usage rate than Labissiere. Labissiere has not played since 11/25. Labissiere averages 1 FD pts per minute and 1.07 DK pts per minute so at a relatively high pts/min rate any additional minutes or usage could make him an especially strong play.

Ish Smith (#2 PG DET 24 Min / 18.5 Usage)

The third string PG is Jose Calderon. Jose Calderon's average usage is 10.1% with an average of 11 minutes per game. Smith averages 13 more minutes with a +8.4 percentage point higher usage rate than Calderon. The potential is there for Calderon to more than double his normal fantasy average if Smith does not play. Calderon is below average in FD and DK pts per minute (0.65, 0.71) but there is substantial upside with a lot more minutes and usage.

Reggie Bullock (#1 SG DET 28 Min / 15.8 Usage)

The backup SG is Langston Galloway. Langston Galloway's average usage is 14.4% with an average of 25 minutes per game. Galloway averages 3 fewer minutes with a 1.4 percentage point lower usage rate. If Reggie Bullock is out then Galloway should be in line for a better than average night.

Ersan Ilyasova (#2 PF MIL 21 Min / 14.9 Usage)

The third string PF is Thon Maker. Thon Maker's average usage is 15.9% with an average of 12 minutes per game. Ilyasova averages 9 more minutes than Maker. If Ersan Ilyasova is out then Maker should be in line for a better than average night.

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