NBA Injury Report: Betting, DFS Impact of Joe Harris, DeMarre Carroll Injuries


Photo credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: DeMarre Carroll

Jan 07, 2019, 04:31 PM EST
  • The NBA Injury Report is a daily piece that runs through the slate's key injuries and their betting and DFS impact.
  • This piece will detail the impact of the injuries to Joe Harris, DeMarre Carroll and more.

There are eight NBA games tonight with a lot of injuries to note and questionable players. We’ll analyze one key situation in this piece: the Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics.

Note: The information below is as of 4:15 p.m. ET. For up-to-the-minute news and analysis, check out our live news feed and follow us on Twitter.

Brooklyn Nets

Injuries: Joe Harris (ankle) and DeMarre Carroll (knee) are out. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (groin) and Allen Crabbe (knee) remain out as well.

Tonight’s impact: This will be a very tough test for the Nets on the road in the second leg of a back-to-back down multiple rotation players.

They’ve struggled in the eight back-to-backs they’ve played this season, going 2-6 with a -67 point differential. Even worse, they’ll face a Celtics side coming off two days rest that will get Kyrie Irving (eye) back and likely Marcus Morris (neck), too. Aside from Aron Baynes, Boston will most likely have all of their usual rotation players available.

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has been inclined to go deeper into his bench in the second leg of back-to-backs, and with a 10-point spread we should expect more of the same Monday.

That means there’s a good chance we’ll see both Kenneth Faried and Theo Pinson, along with extended run for the likes of Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham.

Boston’s defense has been even stingier at home (101.6 Defensive Rating), and that combined with the possibility minutes will be limited for starters makes the Nets players very reasonable fades in DFS GPPs.

D’Angelo Russell (41.7% FG) and Spencer Dinwiddie (36.8%) both struggled to score efficiently in this spot last year, and Rodions Kurucs has failed to exceed his salary-based expectations in his last five games.

Napier may be the best option out of the group given he’ll benefit both from Atkinson going deeper into his bench and a potential blowout. He’s priced at just $3,400 on DraftKings and $3,900 on FanDuel, and he’s exceeded his salary-based expectations by an average of 16.1 FanDuel points in the six games he’s played at least 20 minutes this season.

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