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NBA: Who's In, Who's Out 12/23/16

Posted by CEO | 18 weeks ago

There are plenty of options to go with in DFS tonight, as there are 14 games on the NBA schedule. Dirk Nowitzki finally makes his return to the floor after nearly a month off, but don't send him out there just yet.

And, as always, don't forget to keep checking back for more updates.

NBA Schedule 12/23/16

Lakers at Magic: 7 p.m. ET

Bulls at Hornets: 7 p.m. ET

Thunder at Celtics: 7:30 p.m. ET

Nets at Cavaliers: 7:30 p.m. ET

Warriors at Pistons: 7:30 p.m. ET

Kings at Timberwolves: 8 p.m. ET

Rockets at Grizzlies: 8 p.m. ET

Heat at Pelicans: 8 p.m. ET

Wizards at Bucks: 8 p.m. ET

Hawks at Nuggets: 9 p.m. ET

Raptors at Jazz: 9 p.m. ET

76ers at Suns: 9 p.m. ET

Spurs at Trail Blazers: 10 p.m. ET

Mavericks at Clippers: 10:30 p.m. ET


Who’s In

Kevin Love - Now that Love is back, Richard Jefferson returns to the bench. Love is a must-start in all formats against the lowly Nets.

Anthony Morrow - He’ll once again get the start in place of Victor Oladipo, however Alex Abrines is the better DFS play after scoring 18 points in his last game.

Jon Leuer - After saying he’d change the starting five in recent weeks, head coach Stan Van Gundy is going with Leuer over Tobias Harris. Leuer is a viable option in DFS as he’s played well recently.

Dirk Nowitzki - After nearly a month on the shelf, Nowitzki is set to return to the floor on Friday night. He isn’t a starting option in any format for the moment, as he’s expected to have a minutes limit for the forseeable future.

Dwayne Wade - His status was uncertain until close to game time, but Wade will play against the Hornets tonight. Give him a look where possible.

Omri Casspi - After a four-game absence, Casspi is back in the lineup. It's a tough decision whether or not to play him in DFS. With Rudy Gay out, Casspi could contribute more, but he also might be limited in his first game back. Play him at your own risk.

Rodney Hood - Hood will start on Friday against the Raptors, but it isn't known if he'll have any limitations. You'd be better off looking elsewhere for help in DFS.


Who’s Out

Chris Paul - The Clippers star point guard will play it safe and sit on Friday night, although his hamstring injury isn't thought to be serious. You can expect either Raymond Felton or Austin Rivers to start in his place, while Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick and Wes Johnson should see more minutes.

Dwight Howard - D12 is out yet again. Mike Muscala could be a worthy DFS play, but is a punt nonetheless. Kris Humphries will also get a look in the starting line, which means Kyle Korver is back to the bench. Regardless, Korver's minutes don't change much between starting and coming off the bench, so you can still roll him out there in DFS.

Terrence Jones - Jones will take a seat tonight because of an illness. Cheick Diallo should get most of the minutes in his place, but he’s still a risky DFS play because his usage isn’t certain yet.

Evan Fournier - Despite Fournier being out, the guy who is replacing him, Jodie Meeks, isn’t a suggest starter in any format.

Tarik Black - In his place, Thomas Robinson will get the start. He’s a DFS punt play, but an attractive one at that.

J.J. Barea - It looks like Barea will miss more than one game after finally returning to action. Seth Curry is expected to take his spot and could provide some value for his cheap price.

Check back for more updates...

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