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NBA: Who's In, Who's Out 12/26/16

Posted by CEO | 17 weeks ago

We have a busy night in the NBA on Monday, as 11 games are on the schedule. The biggest name taking a seat tonight is Lebron James, who is getting some rest. As a result, there are some Cavaliers players who will get a nice bump on the DFS scene.

Here's the rest of what you need to know for Monday night - and what we know so far - but don't forget to keep checking back as the list will update frequently.

NBA Schedule 12/26/16 (All times eastern)

Bucks at Wizards: 7 p.m.

Grizzlies at Magic: 7 p.m.

Cavaliers at Pistons: 7:30 p.m.

Hornets at Nets: 7:30 p.m.

Pacers at Bulls: 8 p.m.

Mavericks at Pelicans: 8 p.m.

Suns at Rockets: 8 p.m.

Hawks at Timberwolves: 8 p.m.

Raptors at Trail Blazers: 10 p.m.

76ers at Kings: 10:30 p.m.

Nuggets at Clippers 10:30 p.m.


Who’s In

Rudy Gay - The word is Gay will "try to play" on Monday night. That isn't very promising, so look elsewhere for DFS help.

Dwight Howard - After a three-game absence, Howard returns and sends Kris Humphries back to the bench. Along with Humphries, Mike Muscala's value also takes a hit.

Trevor Booker - After a rest night on Friday, Booker is ready to go on Monday. He's been a solid fantasy asset this season - much to everyone's surprise - so you can plug him in if necessary.

Rodney Stuckey - He might have some value as Monta Ellis remains sidelined, but he's only expected to play 20 minutes tonight, so beware.

Kyrie Irving - Despite LeBron James getting rest, Irving will play after logging 44 minutes on Sunday against the Warriors. He is a must-start in all formats when possible as he looks to pick up the slack.

Joel Embiid - Although he’ll remain on a 28-minute restriction, Embiid is putting up good enough numbers to get a start in your DFS lineup whenever he plays.

Evan Turner - While Turner is going, superstar point guard Damian Lillard is officially out. Turner should pick up extra minutes as a result, making him a solid DFS play on Monday night.

Omri Casspi - With Rudy Gay likely to remain sidelined again, Casspi, who is no longer on the injury report, gets a nice bump and should be in DFS lineups.

Michael Carter-Williams - It will be his first game in two months, so there's no telling if he'll be on a minutes restriction coming off the bench. We'd suggest not playing him until you know for sure.


Who’s Out

LeBron James - Richard Jefferson will start in place of the resting King James, with James Jones also getting extra minutes. We wouldn’t suggest either in DFS, although the rest of the Cavs’ top players all get a bump.

Chris Paul - This was already expected. With J.J. Redick also out, guys like Jamal Crawford, Raymond Felton and Austin Rivers should see increased minutes.

J.J. Redick - With he and CP3 out, Crawford, Felton and Rivers will try to pick up the slack.

Mirza Teletovic - Michael Beasley should pick up the slack in Teletovic’s place. He’s a worthy DFS play, but a risky one at that.

Marco Belinelli - The Hornets guard will not play on Monday against the Nets, which should mean Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeremy Lamb see increased minutes. Both are sneaky good DFS plays as a result, especially given the matchup against one of the league’s worst.

Damian Lillard - The superstar point guard has been confirmed to be out on Monday. Guys like C.J. McCollum, Evan Turner, Allen Crabbe and Moe Harkless should all see increased minutes and can be started with logic in DFS.

J.J. Barea - After finally returning from injury, Barea is back on the shelf for possibly a week or two. Deron Williams and Seth Curry should see extended playing time, but Williams is the only surefire bet in DFS.

Evan Fournier - In his stead, Jodie Meeks will once again get the start, but the veteran is not a suggested DFS play.

Check back for updates...

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