Our NBA Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em article highlights some players that will try to play through injuries but shouldn’t and others who are filling in for injured players; for leagues with daily moves. Read on for more Fantasy Basketball advice.
Draymond Green GS – Sit ‘Em
Draymond Green was questionable going into Monday’s game with a right foot contusion. He ended up playing through the injury. With both Steph Curry (hand) and Kevin Durant (ankle) out on Monday, Green had the opportunity to run the offense, but he ended up being a bust. He played 39 minutes, which probably didn’t help his foot injury, and he hit just 4-of-15 shots. It’s hard to say the poor performance was completely caused by the foot injury, but his Health Performance Factor is Below Average. We wouldn’t be surprised if Green sits at some point this week. His injury is going to affect his performance for at least the rest of Week 7.
DeAndre Jordan LAC – Start ‘Em
DeAndre Jordan hasn’t been the most consistent Fantasy option as of late, but with Blake Griffin likely out for an extended period, Jordan is going to see a usage bump. Jordan is still averaging 9.6 points, 12.8 rebounds, and one block on 77 percent shooting over the past five games. We can only expect those numbers to go up this week while Griffin is on the sidelines. At a Low Injury Risk and Peak Health Performance, Jordan also happens to be one of the healthiest players in the league. The 29-year-old should be considered a healthy start.
Ben Simmons PHI – Sit ‘Em
Ben Simmons was questionable going into Monday’s game with a left elbow injury, but he exited the game in the fourth quarter with a sprained right ankle. The good news is he was able to walk off the court under his own power. Even a mild ankle sprain comes with a three week Optimal Recovery Time. Given his injury history, Simmons is an Elevated Injury Risk and his Health Performance Factor is Below Average. Philadelphia is generally cautious with their big guys. It’s unlikely that they will try to play Simmons until he’s 100 percent. He won’t be healthy if he plays, making him a risky Fantasy start.
T.J. McConnell PHI – Start ‘EM
With Ben Simmons (sprained ankle, elbow) likely out for the next week or two, T.J. McConnell is going to see a big boost in minutes. He put up a great performance in Saturday’s start and even managed a solid stat line off the bench on Monday. Since he’s first in line for Philly’s starting PG spot, he should have some solid Fantasy value. On top of that, he’s healthy at a Low Injury Risk and Peak Health Performance.
Patty Mills SAS – Sit ‘Em
Tony Parker made his debut on Monday, which means Patty Mills will come off the bench from now on. Parker is coming off a serious quad injury and will be on a tight minutes restriction for a while, but Mills’ usage is also taking a hit from Dejounte Murray getting involved. Unless Parker aggravates his injury, Mills isn’t going to be worth a Fantasy start.
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