Who Benefits the Most if Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon Do Not Play?

QUESTIONABLE FOR NOVEMBER 8

Russell Westbrook OUT (#1 PG OKC 31 Min / 34.1 Usage)

The backup PG is Dennis Schroder. Dennis Schroder's average usage is 26.8% with an average of 29 minutes per game. Schroder averages 2 fewer minutes with a 7.3 percentage point lower usage rate. If Russell Westbrook is out then Schroder should be in line for a better than average night.

Eric Gordon (#2 SG HOU 33 Min / 23.9 Usage $5K FD, $5.5K DK)

The third string SG is Gerald Green. Green averages 20 minutes (19.1 usage rate). Green averages 13 fewer minutes with a 4.8 percentage point lower usage rate. The potential is there for Green to more than double his normal fantasy average if Gordon does not play.

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Tobias Harris (#1 PF LAC 33 Min / 23.4 Usage $7.8K FD, $7.1K DK)

The backup PF is Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and he is out until 11/10. Behind Mbah a Moute at PF is Montrezl Harrell. Montrezl Harrell's average usage is 21.2% with an average of 21 minutes per game. Harrell averages 12 fewer minutes with a 2.2 percentage point lower usage rate. Montrezl Harrell is in position to have a better than average night if Harris is out. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.98 FD pts and 1 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

Avery Bradley OUT (#1 SG LAC 27 Min / 16.7 Usage)

The backup SG is Lou Williams. Lou Williams' average usage is 32.7% with an average of 24 minutes per game. Williams averages 3 fewer minutes than Bradley. If Bradley is out and Williams gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Draymond Green OUT (#1 PF GS 30 Min / 13.9 Usage)

The backup PF is Kevin Durant who is already the starting small forward. Durant should be in line for even more minutes, shots and rebounds. Behind Durant at PF is Jordan Bell. Bell averages 12 minutes (6.8 usage rate). Bell averages 18 fewer minutes with a 7.1 percentage point lower usage rate. The potential is there for Bell to more than double his normal fantasy average if Green does not play. Bell averages 0.99 FD pts per minute and 1.02 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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QUESTIONABLE FOR NOVEMBER 9

Goran Dragic OUT (#1 PG MIA 32 Min / 24.4 Usage)

The backup PG is Tyler Johnson. Tyler Johnson's average usage is 17% with an average of 24 minutes per game. Dragic averages 8 more minutes with a +7.4 percentage point higher usage rate than Johnson. Tyler Johnson is in position to have a better than average night if Dragic is out.

Jeff Teague OUT (#1 PG MIN 30 Min / 19.7 Usage)

The backup PG is Derrick Rose. Rose averages 29 minutes (24.7 usage rate)

DeMarre Carroll (#2 SF BKN 27.2 Min / 20.2 Usage)

The third string SF is Allen Crabbe. Allen Crabbe's average usage is 19.2% with an average of 23 minutes per game

Jonathan Isaac OUT (#1 SF ORL 22 Min / 15.4 Usage)

The backup SF is Jonathon Simmons. Jonathon Simmons' average usage is 20.6% with an average of 23 minutes per game

Kevin Heurter OUT (#2 SG ATL 17 Min / 15.6 Usage)

The third string SG is Jeremy Lin. Lin averages 17 minutes (22.9 usage rate)

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