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Clint Capela considered doubtful to play in Saturday’s game vs. the Hawks

Center could miss second straight game due to illness. We break down the fantasy basketball impact.

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela grabs a rebound during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni announced Friday that center Clint Capela is doubtful to play in Saturday’s game vs. the Atlanta Hawks due to an illness.

So as beat reporter Mark Berman points out, we could see Tyson Chandler get another start at center. It also seems like this virus has spread, since Danuel House is being listed as doubtful as well due to an illness. If both Capela and House are unable to play, the Rockets would essentially have no one in the front court outside of Chandler and PJ Tucker. If House is ruled out, Ben McLemore is expected to start.

Despite the thin front court, I don’t see this impacting the Rockets’ ability to take down the Hawks, they still have James Harden and Russell Westbrook healthy. I would say Tucker and Chandler make for appealing value plays on DraftKings depending on their prices. Harden will be a trendy GPP play, but his ceiling could be limited in a game that could be over quickly.