Lots and lots of good games and plays for tonight. Below is my initial list and as injury news rolls in through the day I might add a bit to it. Good luck!
Okay, so Tony Allen, Kosta Koufos, Courtney Lee, Jon Leuer, and Beno Udrich all have the flu. I think you could target Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley on the high end. On the sleeper end, Vince Carter and Quincy Pondexter should benefit if most or all these guys don’t play.
G – GERALD HENDERSON
I’d make sure he was staring, and if so – he’s not a really horrible play especially if he’s around minimum price. The Hornets will likely be without MKG and P.J. Hariston and the coach doesn’t play Marvin Williams much – so Hendo could get some run.
G – JAMEER NELSON
Guys have been abusing John Wall, and while Jameer’s best days are behind him, with Devin Harris out and JJ Barea likely being the backup – Nelson could be a min-priced PG option.
G – IMAN SHUMPERT
If his price is low, he’s not a bad option. Missed some games with an injury but he’s back and with Melo banged up – hem might be asked to keep scoring.
F – Patrick Patterson – Amir Johnson
You can almost flip a coin here, both are about the same price. Looks like James Johnson is out again and these two can get a boost.
F – NERLENS NOEL
I’m not big on playing rookies, but the 76ers are pretty bad and if he’s back in the starting lineup and well below avg salary you could take a gamble on him.
F – SOLOMON HILL
Still is pretty cheap on most sites, and still is considered a decent option if that is the case. Make sure he’s starting though. He’s less risky than someone like Noel above, but probably has a bit less upside.
C – ZAZA PACHULIA
If Larry Sanders is out, Zaza could be a cheap center you can roll with. Just double check on Sanders status and if Zaza is actually starting.
C – GORGUI DENG
Could get some extra run if Pekovic is out, and it appears to be the case.