Who Benefits the Most if Harden and Love Do Not Play?

INJURY LIST FOR FEBRUARY 11

James Harden (#1 SG HOU 37 Min / 40.5 Usage $13.3K FD, $12K DK)

The backup SG is Eric Gordon who starts at small forward. Gordon should be in line for even more minutes and shots. Behind Gordon at SG is Iman Shumpert. Shumpert averages 26 minutes (15.2 usage rate). Harden averages 11 more minutes with a +25.3 percentage point higher usage rate than Shumpert. If Harden does not play, it is possible for Shumpert to double his normal fantasy output. Shumpert only averages 0.59 FD pts per minute and 0.63 DK pts but the potential for 10+ more minutes and a higher usage rate are there.

Kevin Love (#1 PF CLE 28 Min / 28.6 Usage $4.6K FD, $7.3K DK)

The backup PF is Marquese Chriss. Marquese Chriss' average usage is 20.2% with an average of 8 minutes per game. Love averages 20 more minutes with a +8.4 percentage point higher usage rate than Chriss. If Love does not play, it is possible for Chriss to double his normal fantasy output. Chriss averages 1.03 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.

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Derrick Rose (#2 PG MIN 29 Min / 25.4 Usage $5.4K FD, $5.7K DK)

The third string PG is Tyus Jones. Tyus Jones' average usage is 13.2% with an average of 20 minutes per game. Jones averages 9 fewer minutes with a 12.2 percentage point lower usage rate. Tyus Jones last played on 1/15.

Cedi Osman (#1 SF CLE 32 Min / 19 Usage $5.3K FD, $5.6K DK)

The backup SF is Deng Adel. Deng Adel's average usage is 8.9% with an average of 16 minutes per game. Osman averages 16 more minutes with a +10.1 percentage point higher usage rate than Adel. If Osman does not play, it is possible for Adel to double his normal fantasy output. He is not a big FP/min producer (0.35 FD, 0.37 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.

Jeff Teague (#1 PG MIN 30 Min / 18.6 Usage $5.6K FD, $5.5K DK)

The backup PG is Derrick Rose. Derrick Rose's average usage is 25.4% with an average of 29 minutes per game. Rose has not played since 2/2.

Paul Millsap (#1 PF DEN 26 Min / 20 Usage $5.5K FD, $4.8K DK)

The backup PF is Trey Lyles. Trey Lyles' average usage is 23.8% with an average of 19 minutes per game. Millsap averages 7 more minutes than Lyles. If Millsap is out and Lyles gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Jeff Green (#1 PF WAS 28 Min / 17.5 Usage $6K FD, $5.2K DK)

The backup PF is Bobby Portis. Bobby Portis' average usage is 27.3% with an average of 24 minutes per game. Portis averages 4 fewer minutes than Green. Bobby Portis is in position to have a better than average night if Green is out.

DeMarre Carroll (#2 SF BKN 25 Min / 19.4 Usage $5.4K FD, $4.6K DK)

The third string SF is Treveon Graham. Treveon Graham's average usage is 12.1% with an average of 23 minutes per game. Graham averages 2 fewer minutes with a 7.3 percentage point lower usage rate. Treveon Graham is in position to have a better than average night if Carroll is out.

Jerami Grant OUT (#1 PF OKC 32 Min / 14.8 Usage)

The backup PF is Patrick Patterson. Patterson averages 15 minutes (12.3 usage rate). Grant averages 17 more minutes with a +2.5 percentage point higher usage rate than Patterson. The potential is there for Patterson to more than double his normal fantasy average if Grant does not play.

Tony Parker (#2 PG CHA 18 Min / 24.9 Usage $3.5K FD, $3.3K DK)

The third string PG is Shelvin Mack. Shelvin Mack's average usage is 18.4% with an average of 23 minutes per game. Mack has a lower usage rate that is -6.5% lower than Parker. Shelvin Mack is in position to have a better than average night if Parker is out.

Wayne Ellington (#1 SG DET 21 Min / 16.4 Usage $4.3K FD, $4K DK)

The backup SG is Bruce Brown. Brown averages 20 minutes (13.2 usage rate)

Doug McDermott (#2 SF IND 17 Min / 15.1 Usage $3.5K FD, $3.3K DK)

The third string SF is Wesley Matthews who is the starting shooting guard. Matthews should be in line for even more minutes and shots. Behind Matthews at SF is Tyreke Evans. Evans averages 20 minutes (27 usage rate)

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INJURY LIST FOR FEBRUARY 12

Kyrie Irving (#1 PG BOS 33 Min / 29 Usage)

The backup PG is Terry Rozier. Terry Rozier's average usage is 18.7% with an average of 23 minutes per game. Rozier averages 10 fewer minutes with a 10.3 percentage point lower usage rate. The potential is there for Rozier to more than double his normal fantasy average if Irving does not play.

Rudy Gay (#1 PF SA 27 Min / 22.1 Usage)

The backup PF is Davis Bertans. Davis Bertans' average usage is 14.4% with an average of 21 minutes per game. Gay averages 6 more minutes with a +7.7 percentage point higher usage rate than Bertans. If Gay is out and Bertans gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Elfrid Payton (#1 PG NO 27 Min / 18.6 Usage)

The backup PG is Frank Jackson. Jackson averages 15 minutes (16.8 usage rate). Payton averages 12 more minutes with a +1.8 percentage point higher usage rate than Jackson. Frank Jackson is in position to have a better than average night if Payton is out.

Jonas Valanciunas (#2 C MEM 19 Min / 25.8 Usage)

The third string C is Joakim Noah. Joakim Noah's average usage is 19.6% with an average of 14 minutes per game. Valanciunas averages 5 more minutes with a +6.2 percentage point higher usage rate than Noah. Joakim Noah is in position to have a better than average night if Valanciunas is out.

Kyle Anderson (#1 SF MEM 30 Min / 13 Usage)

The backup SF is C.J. Miles. Miles averages 15 minutes (18.8 usage rate). Anderson averages 15 more minutes than Miles. C.J. Miles is in position to have a better than average night if Anderson is out.

Andre Iguodala (#2 SG GS 23 Min / 10.3 Usage)

The third string SG is Stephen Curry and he starts at point guard. Behind Curry at SG is Alfonzo McKinnie. Alfonzo McKinnie's average usage is 14.8% with an average of 14 minutes per game. McKinnie averages 9 fewer minutes than Iguodala. If Andre Iguodala is out then McKinnie should be in line for a better than average night.