Covington finished Sunday’s game vs. the Knicks after suffering a neck strain, but he’s been ruled out for Monday’s contest vs. the Thunder due to a concussion. The Blazers were already shorthanded with C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic out of the lineup, and now they will be missing a third member of the starting unit. Carmelo Anthony is the most likely candidate to replace him vs. the Thunder after leading all bench players with 25.8 minutes on Sunday. Anthony has increased his usage rate by a team-high +7.0% with McCollum, Nurkic, and Covington off the court this season.
Damian Lillard will once again be asked to shoulder the load offensively for the Blazers. He’s averaged a usage rate of 36.3% in two games without McCollum and Nurkic this season, resulting in an average of 1.45 FanDuel points per minute. That makes him an appealing stud target on Monday’s DFS slate.
The Blazers are currently listed as 4.5-point favorites vs. the Thunder on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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