Who Benefits the Most if Young and Westbrook Do Not Play?

INJURY LIST FOR JANUARY 14

Trae Young (#1 PG ATL 35 Min / 34.7 Usage $10K FD, $10.2K DK)

The backup PG is Brandon Goodwin. Brandon Goodwin's average usage is 22.1% with an average of 14 minutes per game. Goodwin averages 21 fewer minutes with a 12.6 percentage point lower usage rate. The potential is there for Goodwin to more than double his normal fantasy average if Young does not play. Goodwin only averages 0.59 FD pts per minute and 0.61 DK pts but the potential for 10+ more minutes and a higher usage rate are there.

Russell Westbrook OUT (#1 PG HOU 35 Min / 33.5 Usage)

The backup PG is Austin Rivers. Austin Rivers' average usage is 14.4% with an average of 23 minutes per game. Westbrook averages 12 more minutes with a +19.1 percentage point higher usage rate than Rivers. The potential is there for Rivers to more than double his normal fantasy average if Westbrook does not play.

Donovan Mitchell (#1 SG UTA 34 Min / 30.7 Usage $7.2K FD, $7.7K DK)

The backup SG is Jordan Clarkson. Clarkson averages 24 minutes (26 usage rate). Mitchell averages 10 more minutes with a +4.7 percentage point higher usage rate than Clarkson. If Donovan Mitchell is out then Clarkson should be in line for a better than average night. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.88 FD pts and 0.95 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

Kristaps Porzingis (#1 PF DAL 31 Min / 25.8 Usage $7.5K FD, $7.5K DK)

The backup PF is Maximilian Kleber. Maximilian Kleber's average usage is 14.2% with an average of 25 minutes per game. Porzingis averages 6 more minutes with a +11.6 percentage point higher usage rate than Kleber. If Porzingis does not play, it is possible for Kleber to double his normal fantasy output.

Marcus Morris OUT (#1 SF NY 32 Min / 23.8 Usage)

The backup SF is Keivin Knox. Knox averages 20 minutes (17.8 usage rate). Morris averages 12 more minutes with a +6 percentage point higher usage rate than Knox. If Morris does not play, it is possible for Knox to double his normal fantasy output.

Ricky Rubio (#1 PG PHO 32 Min / 20.6 Usage $6.5K FD, $7.1K DK)

The backup PG is Elie Okobo. Elie Okobo's average usage is 17.2% with an average of 11 minutes per game. Rubio averages 21 more minutes with a +3.4 percentage point higher usage rate than Okobo. If Rubio does not play, it is possible for Okobo to double his normal fantasy output.

De'Andre Hunter (#1 PF ATL 31 Min / 17.9 Usage $4.4K FD, $4.5K DK)

The backup PF is Jabari Parker. Jabari Parker's average usage is 23.8% with an average of 26 minutes per game. Parker averages 5 fewer minutes than Hunter. Jabari Parker last played on 1/3.

Damion Lee OUT (#1 SG GS 27 Min / 20.2 Usage)

The backup SG is Alec Burks. Burks averages 29 minutes (23.2 usage rate)

Jae Crowder (#1 SF MEM 30 Min / 15.7 Usage $5K FD, $4.8K DK)

The backup SF is Kyle Anderson. Kyle Anderson's average usage is 13.5% with an average of 17 minutes per game. Anderson averages 13 fewer minutes with a 2.2 percentage point lower usage rate. If Crowder does not play, it is possible for Anderson to double his normal fantasy output. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 1.01 FD pts and 1.02 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

Reggie Bullock (#2 SG NY 24 Min / 18.6 Usage $4.4K FD, $4.9K DK)

The third string SG is Damyean Dotson. Dotson averages 17 minutes (16.6 usage rate). Dotson averages 7 fewer minutes with a 2 percentage point lower usage rate. If Reggie Bullock is out then Dotson should be in line for a better than average night.

Brandon Clarke (#2 PF MEM 21 Min / 19.3 Usage $4.9K FD, $4.8K DK)

The third string PF is Solomon Hill. Solomon Hill's average usage is 13.6% with an average of 19 minutes per game. Hill averages 2 fewer minutes with a 5.7 percentage point lower usage rate. If Brandon Clarke is out then Hill should be in line for a better than average night.

Frank Ntilikina (#2 PG NY 23 Min / 16.3 Usage $3.8K FD, $3.2K DK)

The third string PG is Dennis Smith Jr.. Dennis Smith Jr.'s average usage is 21.9% with an average of 16 minutes per game. Smith Jr. averages 7 fewer minutes than Ntilikina. Smith Jr. has not played since 12/23. Smith Jr. averages 1.07 FD pts per minute and 1.13 DK pts per minute so at a relatively high pts/min rate any additional minutes or usage could make him an especially strong play.

Alex Len (#2 C ATL 19 Min / 19.3 Usage $4.5K FD, $4.8K DK)

The third string C is Bruno Fernando. Bruno Fernando's average usage is 14.3% with an average of 12 minutes per game. Fernando averages 7 fewer minutes with a 5 percentage point lower usage rate. Fernando has not played since 1/6.

Mitchell Robinson (#2 C NY 22 Min / 14.9 Usage $4.9K FD, $4.7K DK)

The third string C is Bobby Portis. Bobby Portis' average usage is 21.2% with an average of 21 minutes per game

Kyle Anderson (#2 SF MEM 17 Min / 13.5 Usage $3.5K FD, $3.2K DK)

The third string SF is Solomon Hill. Hill averages 19 minutes (13.6 usage rate)

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INJURY LIST FOR JANUARY 15

Anthony Davis (#1 PF LAL 35 Min / 30.2 Usage)

The backup PF is Kyle Kuzma. Kyle Kuzma's average usage is 24% with an average of 24 minutes per game. Davis averages 11 more minutes with a +6.2 percentage point higher usage rate than Kuzma. If Anthony Davis is out then Kuzma should be in line for a better than average night. Kuzma averages 0.92 FD pts per minute and 1.01 DK pts per minute so at a relatively high pts/min rate any additional minutes or usage could make him an especially strong play.

Karl-Anthony Towns (#1 C MIN 34 Min / 28.5 Usage)

The backup C is Gorgui Dieng. Dieng averages 18 minutes (18 usage rate). Towns averages 16 more minutes with a +10.5 percentage point higher usage rate than Dieng. The potential is there for Dieng to more than double his normal fantasy average if Towns does not play. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.87 FD pts and 0.9 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

Fred VanVleet (#1 SG TOR 36 Min / 22.9 Usage)

The backup SG is Norman Powell. Norman Powell's average usage is 19.6% with an average of 29 minutes per game. Powell averages 7 fewer minutes with a 3.3 percentage point lower usage rate. If VanVleet is out and Powell gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Bogdan Bogdanovic (#2 SG SAC 28 Min / 24.3 Usage)

The third string SG is Yogi Ferrell. Ferrell averages 13 minutes (17.2 usage rate). Ferrell averages 15 fewer minutes with a 7.1 percentage point lower usage rate. The potential is there for Ferrell to more than double his normal fantasy average if Bogdanovic does not play.

Justise Winslow OUT (#2 PF MIA 32 Min / 18.9 Usage)

The third string PF is James Johnson. James Johnson's average usage is 15.1% with an average of 14 minutes per game. Winslow averages 18 more minutes with a +3.8 percentage point higher usage rate than Johnson. The potential is there for Johnson to more than double his normal fantasy average if Winslow does not play. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.94 FD pts and 0.99 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

Gary Harris (#1 SG DEN 33 Min / 15.4 Usage)

The backup SG is Torrey Craig. Torrey Craig's average usage is 13% with an average of 13 minutes per game. Harris averages 20 more minutes with a +2.4 percentage point higher usage rate than Craig. If Harris does not play, it is possible for Craig to double his normal fantasy output.

Paul Millsap (#1 PF DEN 25 Min / 20.1 Usage)

The backup PF is Jerami Grant. Grant averages 24 minutes (17.6 usage rate)

Marc Gasol (#1 C TOR 28 Min / 12.2 Usage)

The backup C is Serge Ibaka. Serge Ibaka's average usage is 25.5% with an average of 27 minutes per game

Daniel Theis (#1 C BOS 22 Min / 14.8 Usage)

The backup C is Enes Kanter. Enes Kanter's average usage is 19.7% with an average of 19 minutes per game. Kanter averages 3 fewer minutes than Theis. If Daniel Theis is out then Kanter should be in line for a better than average night.

Nerlens Noel (#2 C OKC 18 Min / 15.1 Usage)

The third string C is Mike Muscala. Mike Muscala's average usage is 15.8% with an average of 11 minutes per game. Noel averages 7 more minutes than Muscala. Mike Muscala is in position to have a better than average night if Noel is out. Muscala averages 0.91 FD pts per minute and 0.98 DK pts per minute so at a relatively high pts/min rate any additional minutes or usage could make him an especially strong play.

Mario Hezonja (#2 SF POR 16 Min / 13.5 Usage)

The third string SF is Nassir Little. Little averages 12 minutes (14.4 usage rate). Hezonja averages 4 more minutes than Little. If Mario Hezonja is out then Little should be in line for a better than average night.