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How to handle Draymond Green’s injury for the Warriors [UPDATE]

Warriors center ruled out for Friday’s game vs. the Jazz. We break down the fantasy impact of the injury.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green warms up before the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Draymond Green (heel) has been ruled out for tonight’s game vs. the Utah Jazz. So with Green out we know Eric Paschall ($6,300) and Willie Cauley-Stein ($5,000) will eat up most of the minutes in the front court. Dray was ball-handling quite a bit too, so this is also a slight boost for Alec Burks ($5,700) in a revenge spot vs. Utah. But otherwise, the Warriors aren’t very appealing.

As for DK Sportsbook, the line on this game is still Jazz -15.5, which seems like a very safe bet given what happened to Golden State without Draymond on Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

Golden State Warriors center Draymond Green is dealing with a heel injury that held him out of Wednesday’s embarrassing loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Let’s hope Dray can get back into the lineup so we avoid another situation like that tonight vs. the Utah Jazz on the road.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis, Golden State Warriors PF/C Draymond Green

With Green sidelined earlier in the week, Eric Paschall played a team-high 40 minutes against Dallas, scoring 22 points with seven rebounds for 32.25 DraftKings fantasy points. This game was way out of hand in the first quarter, so the encouraging thing about Paschall — and all of the Dubs’ rotation guys — is he’ll play a regular allotment of minutes even if Golden State is losing by a lot.

Willie Cauley-Stein, Omari Spellman and Marquese Chriss all saw extended minutes, plus it looks like Steve Kerr is going with a shorter rotation (like he has a choice). Alec Burks is the go-to scorer now aside from Paschall with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and D’Angelo Russell all out. So while the Dubs are awful on paper — particularly without Dray — they’ve got a handful of intriguing values on DK. That said, the Jazz aren’t exactly the best matchup to exploit them in.