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How to handle Rudy Gobert’s injury for the Jazz [UPDATE]

Utah center avoids missing fourth straight game, will start. We break down the fantasy basketball impact.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert drives to the basket while defended by Golden State Warriors forward Omari Spellman during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Rudy Gobert (ankle) has been confirmed as the starter for Wednesday night’s game vs. the Indiana Pacers. Gobert had missed the past three games, so now Tony Bradley will head back to the bench. With Gobert back, this downgrades some of the Pacers big men I mentioned below: Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner.

As for betting, this game has UNDER written all over it. The line on DraftKings Sportsbook right now is -1.5 in favor of Indiana, so it’s essentially a pick ‘em. The O/U is at 213.5, so again, the UNDER is in play with both teams solid defensively and Gobert active.

Rudy Gobert (ankle) is being listed as questionable to play in Wednesday’s game vs. the Pacers. Gobert missed his third straight game Monday night against the Bucks. If Gobert remains sidelined, we’d likely see another start for Tony Bradley, who turned in another strong performance in place of Gobert.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis: Utah Jazz C Rudy Gobert

Bradley ($4,000 for that slate) posted eight points 11 rebounds and two assists for over 30 fantasy points on DraftKings. Keep an eye on Gobert’s status heading into the Thanksgiving break. If he’s out again, Bradley is a solid value option depending on his price. The Pacers big men would also have an easier time down low if Gobert is sidelined. We saw what Giannis Antetokounmpo was able to do against Utah sans Gobert — drop 50 points. I’m not saying anyone on the Pacers can do that, but Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner would be intriguing GPP options.

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