clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Darius Garland ruled out Monday vs. Jazz

Cavaliers G is dealing with groin injury and won’t play. We break down the fantasy basketball impact.

Cleveland Cavaliers v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images

Darius Garland is listed as out on the league’s official injury report due to a left groin strain. Garland has started 59 of the Cavaliers’ 60 games this season, so his absence from the rotation will be a rarity. Garland’s only missed game came on Jan. 28, and Dante Exum got the start in place of Garland that day.

However, with Exum also out on Monday due to an ankle injury, there should be significant clearance for SG/SF Kevin Porter Jr. ($4,900) to take on an expanded role, making him an appealing salary relief play in DraftKings contests.

Despite the potential boost in role, Porter Jr.’s price tag is down $200 from the Cavs’ most recent game. Matthew Dellavedova ($3,400) is also a candidate for an uptick in minutes, but Delly is not much of an appealing fantasy play.