We’ve got eight games on Sunday’s NBA slate, with ABC having the early afternoon doubleheader before ESPN takes the primetime slate. Here’s Sunday’s injury report in the association, along with the relevant fantasy and betting implications.
NBA Injury Report: March 6
Jaylen Brown (ankle) available
Aaron Nesmith (ankle) OUT
Update - Brown is in, which is great news for the Celtics. The ankle is only going to cost him two games including the one he got hurt in. The small forward is on par with Tatum when it comes to fantasy/DFS value.
With Brown questionable and Nesmith out, Jayson Tatum looks like a solid fantasy/DFS play once again.
Seth Curry (ankle) available
Curry is likely to suit up and is a nice value add in fantasy/DFS lineups for this contest.
Devin Booker (protocols) OUT
Cameron Johnson (quad) OUT
Booker and Johnson are out, so Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder will have expanded roles. It’s a tough matchup, but both should have enough volume to be decent DFS options.
Chris Duarte (toe) OUT
Lance Stephenson (ankle) OUT
Goga Bitadze (foot) available
Update - Duarte and Stephenson are both out, so Brissett becomes a value add in fantasy/DFS lineups.
The Pacers remain a guard-heavy team, with Malcolm Brogdon, Buddy Hield and Tyrese Haliburton taking the bulk of fantasy/DFS consideration. Oshae Brissett has struggled after some big games but he’s a decent play if both Duarte and Stephenson are out.
Kristaps Porzingis (knee) available
Update - Porzingis will make his Wizards debut Sunday.
Porzingis is set to make his Wizards debut but fans should wait to see what his role will look like in a new offense before rostering him in fantasy/DFS lineups.
No notable day-to-day injuries for either team at this time.
Mike Conley (injury management) OUT
Conley is out, which means Donovan Mitchell and Jordan Clarkson will see more time in the backcourt. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is also an option off the bench, although he’s barely logged minutes with the Jazz. Trent Forrest is more likely to see time ahead of NAW.
Josh Giddey (hip) out two more weeks
Aaron Wiggins (ankle) available
Update - Wiggins is actually available Sunday, and becomes a sneaky DFS option as he’s set to get a lot of minutes with Giddey out.
Giddey and Wiggins are out, with the former being out for two more weeks. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander remains a fantasy/DFS stud here, with Tre Mann being a high-upside play.
Fred VanVleet (knee) OUT
OG Anunoby (finger) OUT
Update - The Raptors being shady with the injury report ultimately doesn’t matter, as both VanVleet and Anunoby are out. Trent Jr. and Barnes are good to insert into lineups with these two designations.
VanVleet is officially listed as questionable, but the Raptors have previously said he’s sidelined indefinitely. We don’t have a ruling on Anunoby yet, but chances are fantasy/DFS players will have to roll with Gary Trent Jr. and Scottie Barnes as value options here.
Caris LeVert (foot) OUT
Rajon Rondo (toe) OUT
Update - As expected, Rondo and LeVert are both out. Okoro, Goodwin and Garland are good to roll with in fantasy/DFS lineups.
LeVert and Rondo are both unlikely to play, meaning Cleveland’s usual rotation remains in play. Isaac Okoro and Brandon Goodwin offer value, while Darius Garland is a high-end option.
Nikola Jokic (illness) available
Austin Rivers (illness) available
Update - Both Jokic and Rivers are in, which is good news for the Nuggets in what looks to be a tough matchup against the Pelicans.
Jokic and Rivers both missed Friday’s game with this illness, with the big man being a late scratch. Both appear to be over the problem now and are listed as probable.
Obi Toppin (hamstring) OUT
Nerlens Noel (foot) OUT
Taj Gibson (illness) OUT
Update - Gibson has been ruled out.
Update - With Noel out and Gibson listed as doubtful, look for Mitchell Robinson and Julius Randle to take on more minutes in the frontcourt. Jericho Sims will also be involved for longer stretches of the game.
Toppin remains out, opening the door for Cam Reddish to get more minutes on the perimeter for the Knicks.