Who Benefits the Most if Zach LaVine Does Not Play and With McCollum Out?

INJURY LIST FOR MARCH 20

Zach LaVine (#1 SG CHI 34 Min / 30.4 Usage $8.3K FD, $7.8K DK)

The backup SG is Wayne Selden. Wayne Selden's average usage is 18.6% with an average of 18 minutes per game. LaVine averages 16 more minutes with a +11.8 percentage point higher usage rate than Selden. The potential is there for Selden to more than double his normal fantasy average if LaVine does not play. He is not a big FP/min producer (0.61 FD, 0.66 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 OUT (#1 SG POR 34 Min / 25.6 Usage)

The backup SG is Evan Turner. Evan Turner's average usage is 16.1% with an average of 22 minutes per game. McCollum averages 12 more minutes with a +9.5 percentage point higher usage rate than Turner. If McCollum does not play, it is possible for Turner to double his normal fantasy output.

Kevin Love (#1 PF CLE 27 Min / 28.5 Usage $8.1K FD, $7.8K DK)

The backup PF is Larry Nance. Nance averages 26 minutes (16.1 usage rate). Larry Nance last played on 3/8.

Eric Gordon OUT (#1 SF HOU 32 Min / 22.5 Usage)

The backup SF is Gerald Green. Green averages 21 minutes (20.1 usage rate). Green averages 11 fewer minutes with a 2.4 percentage point lower usage rate. If Eric Gordon is out then Green should be in line for a better than average night.

Dennis Smith Jr. (#1 PG NY 29 Min / 24 Usage $5.5K FD, $5.4K DK)

The backup PG is Emmanuel Mudiay. Mudiay averages 26 minutes (24.4 usage rate). Smith Jr. averages 3 more minutes than Mudiay. If Smith Jr. is out and Mudiay gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Kyle Lowry (#1 PG TOR 35 Min / 19.6 Usage $7.7K FD, $7.4K DK)

The backup PG is Jeremy Lin. Lin averages 20 minutes (22.3 usage rate). Lowry averages 15 more minutes than Lin. If Kyle Lowry is out then Lin should be in line for a better than average night. Lin averages 1.06 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.

Justise Winslow OUT (#1 PG MIA 30 Min / 20.8 Usage)

The backup PG is Goran Dragic. Goran Dragic's average usage is 25.3% with an average of 26 minutes per game. Dragic averages 4 fewer minutes than Winslow. If Justise Winslow is out then Dragic should be in line for a better than average night.

Otto Porter (#1 SF CHI 30 Min / 19.2 Usage $6.8K FD, $6.6K DK)

The backup SF is Shaquille Harrison. Shaquille Harrison's average usage is 15.4% with an average of 18 minutes per game. Harrison averages 12 fewer minutes with a 3.8 percentage point lower usage rate. If Porter does not play, it is possible for Harrison to double his normal fantasy output.

Al Horford (#1 C BOS 29 Min / 18.8 Usage $6.7K FD, $5.9K DK)

The backup C is Aron Baynes. Aron Baynes' average usage is 16.3% with an average of 15 minutes per game. Baynes averages 14 fewer minutes with a 2.5 percentage point lower usage rate. If Horford does not play, it is possible for Baynes to double his normal fantasy output.

Tristan Thompson (#1 C CLE 30 Min / 17.7 Usage $4K FD, $5.5K DK)

The backup C is Ante Zizic. Ante Zizic's average usage is 19.4% with an average of 18 minutes per game. Zizic averages 12 fewer minutes than Thompson. If Tristan Thompson is out then Zizic should be in line for a better than average night.

Avery Bradley (#1 SG MEM 30 Min / 16.2 Usage $6.1K FD, $4.9K DK)

The backup SG is C.J. Miles. , who is out for the seasonMiles averages 16 minutes (18.5 usage rate). Miles averages 14 fewer minutes than Bradley. If Bradley is out and Miles gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Derrick Favors (#1 PF UTA 23 Min / 18.9 Usage $6.4K FD, $5.8K DK)

The backup PF is Jae Crowder. Crowder averages 28 minutes (19.2 usage rate)

Larry Nance (#2 PF CLE 26 Min / 16.1 Usage $5.8K FD, $4.9K DK)

The third string PF is Marquese Chriss. Chriss averages 12 minutes (20.4 usage rate). Nance averages 14 more minutes than Chriss. The potential is there for Chriss to more than double his normal fantasy average if Nance does not play. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.99 FD pts and 1.04 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

Noah Vonleh (#1 PF NY 25 Min / 15.6 Usage $5.2K FD, $4.7K DK)

The backup PF is Henry Ellenson. Ellenson averages 13 minutes (22.1 usage rate). Ellenson averages 12 fewer minutes than Vonleh. If Vonleh is out and Ellenson gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Frank Ntilikina (#2 SF NY 21 Min / 17.8 Usage $3.5K FD, $3.1K DK)

The third string SF is Damyean Dotson who is the starting shooting guard. Dotson should be in line for even more minutes and shots. Behind Dotson at SF is Mario Hezonja. Mario Hezonja's average usage is 20.3% with an average of 20 minutes per game

Maximilian Kleber (#2 PF DAL 21 Min / 14.3 Usage $5K FD, $4.9K DK)

The third string PF is Dorian Finney-Smith. Dorian Finney-Smith's average usage is 13.4% with an average of 26 minutes per game

Matthew Dellavedova (#2 PG CLE 17 Min / 17.4 Usage $3.5K FD, $3K DK)

The third string PG is Jordan Clarkson. Jordan Clarkson's average usage is 28.2% with an average of 27 minutes per game

Nerlens Noel (#2 C OKC 14 Min / 13.4 Usage $3.5K FD, $3.2K DK)

The third string C is Markieff Morris. Morris averages 24 minutes (19.3 usage rate)

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INJURY LIST FOR MARCH 21

Blake Griffin (#1 PF DET 35 Min / 30.3 Usage)

The backup PF is Thon Maker. Thon Maker's average usage is 15.1% with an average of 14 minutes per game. Griffin averages 21 more minutes with a +15.2 percentage point higher usage rate than Maker. If Griffin does not play, it is possible for Maker to double his normal fantasy output.

DeMarcus Cousins OUT (#1 C GS 26 Min / 27.3 Usage)

The backup C is Andrew Bogut. Andrew Bogut's average usage is 8.8% with an average of 16 minutes per game. Bogut averages 10 fewer minutes with a 18.5 percentage point lower usage rate. The potential is there for Bogut to more than double his normal fantasy average if Cousins does not play.

Kelly Oubre (#1 SF PHO 28 Min / 22.8 Usage)

The backup SF is Mikal Bridges. Mikal Bridges' average usage is 12.1% with an average of 29 minutes per game. Bridges has a lower usage rate that is -10.7% lower than Oubre. If Oubre is out and Bridges gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Tyler Johnson (#1 PG PHO 27 Min / 18.6 Usage)

The backup PG is De'Anthony Melton. De'Anthony Melton's average usage is 13.6% with an average of 19 minutes per game. Johnson averages 8 more minutes with a +5 percentage point higher usage rate than Melton. De'Anthony Melton is in position to have a better than average night if Johnson is out. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.88 FD pts and 0.88 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

Darren Collison OUT (#1 PG IND 28 Min / 17.3 Usage)

The backup PG is Aaron Holiday. Aaron Holiday's average usage is 25.7% with an average of 11 minutes per game. Holiday averages 17 fewer minutes than Collison. The potential is there for Holiday to more than double his normal fantasy average if Collison does not play. Holiday averages 0.9 FD pts per minute and 0.93 DK pts per minute so at a relatively high pts/min rate any additional minutes or usage could make him an especially strong play.

Tony Parker OUT (#2 PG CHA 18 Min / 25.2 Usage)

The third string PG is Shelvin Mack. Shelvin Mack's average usage is 18.6% with an average of 22 minutes per game. Mack has a lower usage rate that is -6.6% lower than Parker. Shelvin Mack is in position to have a better than average night if Parker is out.

Taj Gibson (#2 PF MIN 24 Min / 17.3 Usage)

The third string PF is Anthony Tolliver. Anthony Tolliver's average usage is 12% with an average of 17 minutes per game. Gibson averages 7 more minutes with a +5.3 percentage point higher usage rate than Tolliver. If Gibson does not play, it is possible for Tolliver to double his normal fantasy output.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (#2 PF CHA 19 Min / 16.1 Usage)

The third string PF is Miles Bridges who is already the starting small forward. Bridges should be in line for even more minutes, shots and rebounds. Behind Bridges at PF is Frank Kaminsky. Kaminsky averages 14 minutes (21.9 usage rate). Kidd-Gilchrist averages 5 more minutes than Kaminsky. If Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is out then Kaminsky should be in line for a better than average night.

Richaun Holmes (#2 C PHO 16 Min / 17.2 Usage)

The third string C is Dragan Bender who starts at power forward. Bender should be in line for even more minutes, shots and rebounds. Dragan Bender's average usage is 12.4% with an average of 14 minutes per game. Holmes averages 2 more minutes with a +4.8 percentage point higher usage rate than Bender. If Richaun Holmes is out then Bender should be in line for a better than average night.

Shaun Livingston OUT (#2 PG GS 15 Min / 12.3 Usage)

The third string PG is Quinn Cook. Quinn Cook's average usage is 19.4% with an average of 14 minutes per game