Wizards Have 3 Players Who Are on Injury List With Potentially 59 Minutes Up for Grabs

INJURY LIST FOR JULY 31

Russell Westbrook (#1 PG HOU 36 Min / 34.6 Usage)

The backup PG is Austin Rivers. Rivers averages 23 minutes (14.6 usage rate). Westbrook averages 13 more minutes with a +20 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.

Devin Booker (#1 SG PHO 36 Min / 29.8 Usage)

The backup SG is Jevon Carter. Carter averages 15 minutes (13.5 usage rate). Booker averages 21 more minutes with a +16.3 percentage point higher usage rate than Carter. If Booker does not play, it is possible for Carter to double his normal fantasy output. He is not a big FP/min producer (0.72 FD, 0.74 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.

De`Aaron Fox (#1 PG SAC 32 Min / 29.2 Usage)

The backup PG is Cory Joseph. Cory Joseph's average usage is 13.6% with an average of 24 minutes per game. Joseph averages 8 fewer minutes with a 15.6 percentage point lower usage rate. If Fox does not play, it is possible for Joseph to double his normal fantasy output.

Deandre Ayton (#1 C PHO 33 Min / 24.7 Usage)

The backup C is Aron Baynes. Baynes averages 22 minutes (21 usage rate). Baynes averages 11 fewer minutes with a 3.7 percentage point lower usage rate. Aron Baynes is in position to have a better than average night if Ayton is out.

Eric Bledsoe (#1 PG MIL 27 Min / 24.2 Usage)

The backup PG is George Hill. George Hill's average usage is 16.3% with an average of 21 minutes per game. Bledsoe averages 6 more minutes with a +7.9 percentage point higher usage rate than Hill. If Eric Bledsoe is out then Hill should be in line for a better than average night.

Harrison Barnes (#1 SF SAC 35 Min / 17.5 Usage)

The backup SF is Kent Bazemore. Bazemore averages 25 minutes (17.8 usage rate). Barnes averages 10 more minutes than Bazemore. Kent Bazemore is in position to have a better than average night if Barnes is out. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.89 FD pts and 0.92 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

Richaun Holmes (#1 C SAC 29 Min / 16.6 Usage)

The backup C is Harry Giles. Harry Giles' average usage is 19.2% with an average of 15 minutes per game. Holmes averages 14 more minutes than Giles. If Holmes is out and Giles gets more run, then he should have a better than average game. Giles averages 0.98 FD pts per minute and 1.03 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 WAS 26 Min / 18.4 Usage)

The third string PG is Gary Payton. Payton averages 15 minutes (16.7 usage rate). Smith averages 11 more minutes with a +1.7 percentage point higher usage rate than Payton. Gary Payton is in position to have a better than average night if Smith is out.

Seth Curry (#1 SG DAL 25 Min / 18.5 Usage)

The backup SG is Courtney Lee. Courtney Lee's average usage is 12.4% with an average of 14 minutes per game. Curry averages 11 more minutes with a +6.1 percentage point higher usage rate than Lee. If Curry does not play, it is possible for Lee to double his normal fantasy output.

Dorian Finney-Smith (#2 PF DAL 30 Min / 12.8 Usage)

The third string PF is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Kidd-Gilchrist averages 11 minutes (14.2 usage rate). Kidd-Gilchrist averages 19 fewer minutes than Finney-Smith. The potential is there for Kidd-Gilchrist to more than double his normal fantasy average if Finney-Smith does not play.

Lonnie Walker (#2 SF SA 14 Min / 20.1 Usage)

The third string SF is Marco Belinelli. Marco Belinelli's average usage is 17.2% with an average of 15 minutes per game. Walker has a usage rate that is +2.9 points higher than Belinelli. If Walker is out and Belinelli gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

Isaac Bonga (#2 SF WAS 18 Min / 10.8 Usage)

The third string SF is Troy Brown who is the starting shooting guard. Brown should be in line for even more minutes and shots. Behind Brown at SF is Admiral Schofield. Schofield averages 11 minutes (10.9 usage rate). Bonga averages 7 more minutes than Schofield. If Bonga is out and Schofield gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.

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INJURY LIST FOR AUGUST 1

Jimmy Butler (#1 SF MIA 34 Min / 25.4 Usage)

The backup SF is Andre Iguodala. Andre Iguodala's average usage is 12.4% with an average of 19 minutes per game. Butler averages 15 more minutes with a +13 percentage point higher usage rate than Iguodala. If Butler does not play, it is possible for Iguodala to double his normal fantasy output.

Kendrick Nunn (#1 PG MIA 30 Min / 24.1 Usage)

The backup PG is Goran Dragic. Goran Dragic's average usage is 26.1% with an average of 28 minutes per game. Nunn averages 2 more minutes than Dragic

Bam Adebayo (#1 C MIA 34 Min / 21.1 Usage)

The backup C is Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk averages 18 minutes (16.8 usage rate). Olynyk averages 16 fewer minutes with a 4.3 percentage point lower usage rate. The potential is there for Olynyk to more than double his normal fantasy average if Adebayo does not play. Olynyk averages 0.97 FD pts per minute and 1.06 DK pts per minute so at a relatively high pts/min rate any additional minutes or usage could make him an especially strong play.

Gary Harris (#1 SG DEN 32 Min / 15.2 Usage)

The backup SG is Torrey Craig. Craig averages 17 minutes (12.8 usage rate). Harris averages 15 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.

Monte Morris (#2 PG DEN 22 Min / 18 Usage)

The third string PG is P.J. Dozier. Dozier averages 11 minutes (21.9 usage rate). Morris averages 11 more minutes than Dozier. If Monte Morris is out then Dozier should be in line for a better than average night.

Michael Porter (#2 SF DEN 14 Min / 22.9 Usage)

The third string SF is Torrey Craig. Craig averages 17 minutes (12.8 usage rate). Craig has a lower usage rate that is -10.1% lower than Porter. If Michael Porter is out then Craig should be in line for a better than average night.

Nerlens Noel (#2 C OKC 18 Min / 14.9 Usage)

The third string C is Mike Muscala. Mike Muscala's average usage is 15.7% with an average of 12 minutes per game. Noel averages 6 more minutes than Muscala. If Noel is out and Muscala gets more run, then he should have a better than average game. Compared to a league avg of 0.8 FP per min, his 0.89 FD pts and 0.95 DK pts per minute are higher than normal.

Torrey Craig (#2 SG DEN 17 Min / 12.8 Usage)

The third string SG is Will Barton who is already the starting small forward. Barton should be in line for even more minutes and shots. Behind Barton at SG is Troy Daniels. Troy Daniels' average usage is 18.1% with an average of 11 minutes per game. Craig averages 6 more minutes than Daniels. If Craig is out and Daniels gets more run, then he should have a better than average game.